I can't believe that it's the middle of 2016, the months seem to blur past. Winter has also started to set in which I am not happy about. I hate the cold but I love coats and layering, I can't win. Once again my favourites are a mix of things, I need to get into the habit of noting things I like down during the month. Saves me from doing the last minute rush, as always.

May Favourites

Tuesday, 31 May 2016


I can't believe that it's the middle of 2016, the months seem to blur past. Winter has also started to set in which I am not happy about. I hate the cold but I love coats and layering, I can't win. Once again my favourites are a mix of things, I need to get into the habit of noting things I like down during the month. Saves me from doing the last minute rush, as always.

You may not know but recently I've been putting some videos up on YouTube. The latest two are ones in which I am in front and speak to the camera. Before I was terrified to do so but for some reason the idea has now sparked some kind of creativity, opening up a variety of things to do videos on.

Arte della moda YouTube videos

Thursday, 26 May 2016


You may not know but recently I've been putting some videos up on YouTube. The latest two are ones in which I am in front and speak to the camera. Before I was terrified to do so but for some reason the idea has now sparked some kind of creativity, opening up a variety of things to do videos on.

Another month, another set of books to write about. I don't know why, I just tend to do book reviews in groups. I feel like a post is too small and empty when I'm just writing about one book. It also pushes me to read more so I have something to write about which is good considering the daunting pile of books I still need to read.

Read in May

Tuesday, 24 May 2016


Another month, another set of books to write about. I don't know why, I just tend to do book reviews in groups. I feel like a post is too small and empty when I'm just writing about one book. It also pushes me to read more so I have something to write about which is good considering the daunting pile of books I still need to read.

I'm horrible at planning/time management hence why I tend to do posts they day that they are to go live. Today I was stuck as to what to do, nothing seemed to inspire me and creatively I was at a low. I really wanted to share what I did yesterday, I filmed some short clips but I'm lazy and couldn't be bothered editing it today. That idea led me down a path in which I ended up here. Writing about how it's good to get out of the house, a mental health day, even if you're a social phobia introvert like me.

Getting Out of the House

Thursday, 19 May 2016


I'm horrible at planning/time management hence why I tend to do posts they day that they are to go live. Today I was stuck as to what to do, nothing seemed to inspire me and creatively I was at a low. I really wanted to share what I did yesterday, I filmed some short clips but I'm lazy and couldn't be bothered editing it today. That idea led me down a path in which I ended up here. Writing about how it's good to get out of the house, a mental health day, even if you're a social phobia introvert like me.

Lately I've been trying out some new things to do for posts. I've never done a repurchases post so I thought I would try it out. The only repurchases I done recently are skincare which I will share with you all.

Skincare Repurchases

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


Lately I've been trying out some new things to do for posts. I've never done a repurchases post so I thought I would try it out. The only repurchases I done recently are skincare which I will share with you all.
I have a pile of recent clothing purchases which I haven't blogged about yet so I thought I would do it all in this haul. I also did a video as well, I've yet to see how it turned out. If it's decent I might upload it next week. As you can deduce from the title the items are from Farmers with a couple from The Warehouse.

Clothing Haul: Farmers + The Warehouse

Thursday, 12 May 2016

I have a pile of recent clothing purchases which I haven't blogged about yet so I thought I would do it all in this haul. I also did a video as well, I've yet to see how it turned out. If it's decent I might upload it next week. As you can deduce from the title the items are from Farmers with a couple from The Warehouse.

While this is only the second time I've done them I'm really enjoying these book posts, I am kind of setting myself a goal for the month. I overestimated last month, I probably am this month as well but you've got to have goals.

Books to Read in May

Tuesday, 10 May 2016


While this is only the second time I've done them I'm really enjoying these book posts, I am kind of setting myself a goal for the month. I overestimated last month, I probably am this month as well but you've got to have goals.


I'd been thinking of doing a skincare post for a while now and just thought I might as well do it. My skincare is pretty simple, as you can see above I use Skinfood products which are NZ made and budget friendly

Current Skincare

Thursday, 5 May 2016



I'd been thinking of doing a skincare post for a while now and just thought I might as well do it. My skincare is pretty simple, as you can see above I use Skinfood products which are NZ made and budget friendly
Another month, another review. I say this every month but time moves too fast but yet I stay constant. I only hope this month can dislodge me from my solitary cycle. Something that is happening this month (this Friday in fact) is my graduation. It's my second one so I know how it all works. I'm excited, I miss the atmosphere of university. Here's what happened in April.

Setting myself some reading goals for the month. I've read/am currently reading all but two, I think that's pretty good. I'll be doing another for May.

A post I've not done before. It was nice doing something different, music is a big part of my life.

Some new clothes from Farmers when combined kinda gave me boat vibes.

Was stuck what to do for a post so I did this. It's nice to have a post summing up what I was feeling at the time.

Some more book reviews for your viewing pleasure.

Was feeling spendy so purchased this. Haven't properly used it as of yet but shared my first impressions.

Rounding off the month with my favourites. Includes art, books, beauty and TV.

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Ashley xx

April Review

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Another month, another review. I say this every month but time moves too fast but yet I stay constant. I only hope this month can dislodge me from my solitary cycle. Something that is happening this month (this Friday in fact) is my graduation. It's my second one so I know how it all works. I'm excited, I miss the atmosphere of university. Here's what happened in April.

Setting myself some reading goals for the month. I've read/am currently reading all but two, I think that's pretty good. I'll be doing another for May.

A post I've not done before. It was nice doing something different, music is a big part of my life.

Some new clothes from Farmers when combined kinda gave me boat vibes.

Was stuck what to do for a post so I did this. It's nice to have a post summing up what I was feeling at the time.

Some more book reviews for your viewing pleasure.

Was feeling spendy so purchased this. Haven't properly used it as of yet but shared my first impressions.

Rounding off the month with my favourites. Includes art, books, beauty and TV.

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Ashley xx

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