Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2016 | The Year Everything Changed!

2016 has been a challenging year for many reasons- Brexit, Trump and the deaths of several inspirational people. However for me 2016 has been one of the best years of my life and I wouldn't change it for anything. 

At the beginning of the year I was single, lonely and just a bit down with life in general but now on the last day of 2016 my life is completely different. I wanted to write this blog post not only for me to look back on but as a reminder to those that needed it that your life can change in the blink of an eye. 

In February I went to London for the weekend with my sister and my best friend to see Jess Glynn. I had been on tinder for a while before but never thought anything would come of it, however that weekend was when I first started talking to Scott. We honestly spoke non stop that weekend and I've never clicked like that with someone right from the start, it was so spooky. 

We went bowling for our first date a month later and it was safe to say that I knew he was special from the beginning. On our second date he'd met my family and only a few months later I'd met his and it honestly felt like we'd known each other forever. I know it's cliche but the rest is history. 

From just chilling at his flat to going on holiday together to Portugal the time we have spent together this year has been amazing. I mean it has been hard with the distance between us but when something means so much nothing should get in the way.

I also finished placement this year and moved back to Bournemouth to finish my degree. Whilst being there I have established some new, lifelong friendships. As much as I love being at uni I am so excited to finish and start the next chapter of my life with my best friend. 
 
Thank you to everyone who has been part of my 2016 and heres to an equally amazing 2017! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Weekend In London | Cat Cafe, The Sky Garden & Coldplay!

Hello Lovelies. Welcome back to Beautiful You!

Many of you will know, if you follow me on social media, that this weekend my family and I went to London for a weekend of fun- we had a few things on the agenda but one important event was the main reason we went!

First stop of the weekend was Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium (aka The Cat Cafe), we bought my dad tickets to have High Tea here for his birthday because he loves cats. I'm just going to put it out there now, you have to be cat obsessed to go here, don't get me wrong I love my cat but it was such a weird experience. It is a house where nine cats live that has been converted into a Cafe, the whole concept is a tad strange to begin with anyway but then you have waitresses wearing cat ears and tails, it was all a bit too much for me I think. At least I can now say that I have been but I am definitely not in a rush to go back anytime soon!


After this we just made our way back to our hotel to freshen up a bit before heading to Wembley for the gig, again this was another present for Dad but this time it was his Christmas present. This was the first concert that the four of us had been to together and I have to say it was AMAZING! Coldplay sounded amazing but my favourite part of the gig was the lighting; you got a wristband when you went in and they lit up different colours throughout the show, I'll put some picture here so you can see what I mean. If you haven't seen Coldplay live then I would definitely recommend it!



Then on the Sunday we had booked to take my mum and dad to the Sky Garden because this is one mine and my sister's favourite places in London and they had never been. It is safe to say they now love it as much as we do and could not believe the views you get from up there. We had a drink and a slice of cake up there and the food is lovely too! I think next time I go there I want to eat in the Brassiere because the reviews are fantastic.



Whilst we were on our way back to the hotel after The Sky Garden we walked down by The Tower of London and across Tower Bridge, whilst we were walking along the river side we came across a London Bridge Summer Festival and it look amazing. There were food and drink stalls and lots of activities going on so if you are in London around this area I would go and check it out!


I had a lovely weekend and it was so nice to spend it with the rest of my family too. Did anyone else go and see Coldplay this weekend, what did you think of the gig? Have you been to any of these places in London too? Let me know in the comments below!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

My 21st Birthday | The Outifts!

Hello Lovelies. Welcome back to Beautiful You!

This is the last post about my 21st and I think this is definitely the most requested one- I had lots of comments in my instagram and people tweeting me asking about my outfits that I wore so I thought that I would dedicate an entire blog post to answering the questions!

My Party

Dress - Ted Baker Shoes -Deitchman (didn't have them on though!!) Necklace -Tiffanys

The Weighbridge

Dress - Boohoo Shoes - M&S Necklace - Tiffany Bracelet - Pandora | Phone case -Skinny Dipp

London

Top - River Island | Trousers -ASOS | Shoes - New Look | Bag - Michael Kors | Necklace - Tiffanys

So there are the outfit details from what I wore throughout my birthday celebrations, let me know what outfit is your favourite in the comments below!



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

My 21st Birthday | The Celebrations!

Hello Lovelies. Welcome back to Beautiful You!

As you guys saw from my previous post I got a few experiences for my birthday as presents so I thought that I would share what else I did the week of my birthday to celebrate turning 21!

Obviously I had my party which was on the Sunday, my actual birthday, which I have also blogged about so I will leave a link here if you haven't seen that. Then on the Monday we had a chilled day as most of the guests were leaving, we were all tired and I knew I had a busy week the rest of the week so had some down time. In the evening we went out for a meal at the Weighbridge which is a really lovely restaurant in Swindon, they do the best food. I will just put a few picture here that were taken that evening.


Then on the Tuesday during the day we went to Bristol Zoo with a friend of ours and her daughter because we love a good a day out and she is about to have baby too! In the evening I went to spend some time with my boyfriend because he was away for my actual birthday and I didn't get to see him- he cooked me dinner though so it kinda made up for it.


On the Thursday it was time for my exciting celebrations in London! The first stop of the day was Victoria Secret because we had some time to kill and if you don't know already I am obsessed with PINK. After shopping for a while we made our way to my first present- Afternoon Tea at The Ritz! This has always been on my bucket list of things to do and whenever my sister asked me what I wanted to for my birthday this is what I told her so she did good. The food was amazing, the tea was perfect and I even got a cheeky glass of champagne; I was one happy girl. I will put a selection of photos below so you can see what it was like, I'd totally recommend going even if it is just for the experience!


After this we turned on serious shopping mode as us girls do when in London- we went to Fortnum and Mason whilst we were there and I bought the most amazing fudge and some peach tea which I have been looking for forever!! We then made our way to Covent Garden as I wanted to go into the Kate Spade shop, I did ask for a phone case for my birthday but didn't get one so I treated myself to one of course. After this we just went into Charlotte Tilbury as me and my mum wanted to get something in there too- we both ended up buying the Cheek to Chic in Ecstasy!

After shopping for a while we just had dinner at Pizza Express because we all love it, its reliable food and it was close to our last stop of the evening! That of course being the champagne flight on the London Eye, I've done the London Eye before and I can honestly say that this is the best way to do it. With the tickets you get a free drink in their priority bar before your flight, then you get champagne whilst you are on the London Eye from your own host and then you are able to go back to the bar after if you wish. I had a Peach Bellini because they are my fav and it was delicious- I will again put some pictures here so you can see what it was like.


If I hadn't had enough celebrations already we also we out with my mums best friend Maggie on the Friday night to Kenzo 72 in Swindon which is a newish restaurant and cocktail bar. I had the nicest food and a few too many glasses of champagne that evening but I would again totally recommend it if you live around the Swindon area!


Then to round of my amazing week of celebrating I just spent the weekend at my boyfriends- we went shopping on the Saturday and then had a BBQ with his family before chilling out on the Sunday before going back to work!


I honestly have had the best 21st I could have asked for and I am so grateful for everyone who made is so special. I love you all loads!



Sunday, June 12, 2016

My 21st Birthday | The Presents!

Hello Lovelies. Welcome back to Beautiful You!

Now I don't know about anyone else but reading posts about what people got for their birthday's or Christmas are some of my favourites so I thought that I would share what I got for my 21st with you all!

As many of you know for my sister's birthday me and my mum bought her a present for the 21 days leading up to her birthday and they decided to do the same for me so I will start off with those presents and then show you what I got on the day,

I am just going to put a small disclaimer out there and say that yes I did get spoilt but it was a big birthday and I am extremely grateful to every single person who gave me a present and made it such an amazing day!

21 Days Leading Up To My 21st:

Day 1- Pig Slippers Day 2- Doughnut Coaster Day 3- Squashies Day 4- Pencils Day 5- Photo Album
Day 6- Votive Day 7- Jelly Tots Day 8- Audi R8 Day 9- Postits Day 10- Lip Balm
Day 11- Framables Day 12- Toilet Bag Day 13- Copper Lights Day 14- Money Jar Day 15- Milkybar
Day 16- Ring Holder Day 17- Candle Day 18- Galaxy Day 19- Wish Jar Day 20- 21 Plaque

Presents I Got On My Birthday:


What I Got
- Rose Gold Apple Watch
- Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
- Champagne flight on London Eye
- Anna Saccone Gemini Necklace
- Jewellery Holder
- Voucher for High Tea
- Money
- Chocolate & sweets
- Pandora vouchers
- Soar Willow Tree Ornament
- Rose gold bracelet
- Photo frame
- Personalised wooden spoon
- Two rose gold Pandora rings
- Rose gold bracelet
- Pandora Essence bracelet and three charms
- Engraved Tiffany necklace
- Willy straws (not pictured ;))
- Smellies
- Other gift vouchers
- Stationary

So there is everything that I got for my birthday, I was thoroughly spoilt and I am truly the happiest person in the world because I had the most amazing day. I have one more post to write about my birthday so stay tuned to see that and I hope you have enjoyed reading the two so far, let me know if you did in the comments below! 


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