My second video is up over on my YouTube travel channel. This one is all about my time visiting Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo is Brisbane. I absolutely loved it and it really was the best zoo I have ever visited as you could see how much the staff looked after the animals
So it's spring, the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and it's getting warmer each day (well, except for the weird odd day when the weather can't decide what to do - it is England after all). Let's face it - we all want to be sat outside in the sunshine drinking cocktails in the sun. We want as little time as possible sat indoors getting changed and figuring out what to wear.
So whether you're going straight from work, or going from coffee to cocktails with the girls, instead of going though all the effort of going home and getting changed just accessorize instead! Trust me, the key to changing a look in 3 seconds is accessories!
The earrings in the posts below are absolutely to die for and are from AUrate. I'm a massive fan of earrings (probably the reason why I have my ears pierced 9 times!) and I strongly believe that the right pair of earrings can totally transform an outfit. Find out how you can convert your look in just a few simple tweaks, and you'll be coffee-to-cocktails ready in no time!
Since I was little I've always loved to see different countries. I used to love finding out about new places and I'm always amazed by other cultures. For one reason or another I've never actually gone travelling and even though I've been saying since I was 18 that I wanted to go, it just never seemed to be the right time or I ended up being put off going. So last year I decided that although I'm not going to go travel the whole world in one go, I am definitely going to visit a lot of places in the next couple of years and get some countries ticked off my list!
Someone recently told me that a friend of theirs is aiming to visit 30 countries by the time they hit 30, which I think it a bloody brilliant idea. So even though I'm only 2 years away from hitting the big 3-0 (eeeek) I'm going to give it my best shot to get as high to 30 countries as I can! I think I worked out the other day that I'm on about 16 at the minute... so not too many to go...
I think pretty much every single girl can say that having a dressing room would make them feel like a princess, and this year I thought to myself why not pretend to be a princess! Ok so I don't have a crown, or a castle, nor am I actually related to any kind of royalty. However I can now say that I have a dressing room!
New year new gear is one of my fave sentences to use when I need a good excuse to spend money. During the last year or so, I've changed from spending loads on dresses and shoes, to buying an obsessive amount of fitness gear, if only I could get away with wearing it to work everyday! I just love how comfortable it is, plus they look great too! So many retailers have jumped on the fitness bandwagon and the designs look snazzier and sexier than ever.
One of my new years resolutions is to make sure I hit the gym 3/4 times a week and so far I've been hitting this. Ok, so we're only like 2 weeks into 2017, but so far I'm on track! It's great being able to hit the gym a lot, but it also means I go through a lot of fitness gear, so at least it gives me an excuse to get buying some more!
Here's some of my top picks from the high street to kick start the year. Primark and Matalan also have some fab active wear, but the websites just didn't do them justice. I'd head down to your local store to have a look, rather than browsing online.
Earlier this week I took a minute to stop and reflect on 2016, I hadn't really stopped to think about it up until now. I guess the whole year had been so chaotic that it just kind of whizzed past without me really reflecting on it. I think I'd describe the year as a big emotional roller coaster, so the less thinking about it the better. However, one of the good things that came out of 2016 is how much I learnt about myself and about life.
I wanted to share my main lessons with you because I really do believe that realizing all of these things has made a difference to my life and to the way I think towards situations and emotions.
I know I'm not alone when I say that autumn is one of my fave seasons. It's a chance to wear darker lipsticks, buy trendy coats, get a new hair colour, purchase some new boots and just an overall excuse to have a good spend. Something about oogling over new season trends just gets me all excited!
The first step in my autumn haul has been to refresh my make-up. There's nothing quite as comforting as buying new make-up, experimenting with new colours and using new, clean make-up brushes! (Unless I'm just making up excuses to buy new stuff?). One of the best things this year has to be all the autumn sales. I haven't quite seen so many discounts and sales happen at this time of year before, which makes a new face haul all that much easier!
Anyway my new autumnal faves are actually all from Avon. I have been using these products every single day during October and I'm still obsessed with them. Apparently you don't need to spend a fortune for decent make-up! Who knew?!
I'm sure by now you've all heard that Zoella recently launched her Lifestyle range (If you didn't know this then where have you been?!). The products are absolutely stunning and as soon as I set my eyes on the range, I wanted them all!
There's so much choice and it was tough picking just a few to purchase! It ranges from notepads to candles, from socks to backpacks, plus lots more. I bought my finds from Boots and I'll let you into a secret - they'll be featuring the Zoella Lifestyle range in their fabulous Christmas 3 for 2 offers!! Amazing!
I've been feeling slightly disorganised lately, so I decided to go for a few stationary items to make my life that little bit more organised!
If you hadn't noticed, my last few posts have all been about visiting places and getting out there and just doing things. Whether it's by taking part in an activity, or just visiting a different town, I've tried to get out and about as much as I could. After what I would call a few turbulent/shit months, I wanted to do as many adventures as possible to just get my mind off things and to remember that if I want to go and do something then I can.
I've always loved adventure, ever since I was little and my dad dragged me on my first roller coaster. I cried my eyes out beforehand, but once it was over I just wanted to go on again and again, ever since then I've loved that adrenaline feeling.