It's a tale as old as time, free shipping makes me want to buy things. With that said it's probably good for my bank account that most online sites have shipping costs. I am a fan of the formula of these liquid lipsticks, I received Redrum & Unicorn Blood almost two years ago when I was at uni and was just procrastinating from writing my dissertation. Ah those were the days. 

Androgyny is a shade that I have been lusting over for a long while now. It was a limited edition shade which was then made permanent which I was stoked about. I'm Shook, however, was very much an impulse buy and is part of the collaboration with Manny MUA. The colour was so gorgeous and unique + the added incentive of free shipping meant that I couldn't resist. I bought both shades off Makeup.co.nz.



  
Androgyny is a mauve-y pinky brown colour and is unlike any other shade I own. It's also not something I would typically go for but when I saw swatches of it I fell in love. I'm Shook is kind of like a corally warm pink. The colour is very flattering and is my new favourite shade. If anyone knows a dupe for this please let me know cause it would be awesome to find a cheaper alternative.

Both shades are matte and dry almost instantly after applying. They're very comfortable to wear and also don't easily wear throughout the day which is great. The applicator is a nice shape so to manage a clean/sharp application. I always apply a lip liner beforehand as lipsticks always tend to bleed on me. 

The lipsticks are NZ $34 each which is quite a bit to splash on a lipstick but then again the formula is quite good.

Do you own any Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks? What shades are your favourite?

Ashley xx

Jeffree Star | Androgyny & I'm Shook

Friday, 28 April 2017


It's a tale as old as time, free shipping makes me want to buy things. With that said it's probably good for my bank account that most online sites have shipping costs. I am a fan of the formula of these liquid lipsticks, I received Redrum & Unicorn Blood almost two years ago when I was at uni and was just procrastinating from writing my dissertation. Ah those were the days. 

Androgyny is a shade that I have been lusting over for a long while now. It was a limited edition shade which was then made permanent which I was stoked about. I'm Shook, however, was very much an impulse buy and is part of the collaboration with Manny MUA. The colour was so gorgeous and unique + the added incentive of free shipping meant that I couldn't resist. I bought both shades off Makeup.co.nz.



  
Androgyny is a mauve-y pinky brown colour and is unlike any other shade I own. It's also not something I would typically go for but when I saw swatches of it I fell in love. I'm Shook is kind of like a corally warm pink. The colour is very flattering and is my new favourite shade. If anyone knows a dupe for this please let me know cause it would be awesome to find a cheaper alternative.

Both shades are matte and dry almost instantly after applying. They're very comfortable to wear and also don't easily wear throughout the day which is great. The applicator is a nice shape so to manage a clean/sharp application. I always apply a lip liner beforehand as lipsticks always tend to bleed on me. 

The lipsticks are NZ $34 each which is quite a bit to splash on a lipstick but then again the formula is quite good.

Do you own any Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks? What shades are your favourite?

Ashley xx

I can't believe it's nearly the end of April. I didn't believe it to the extent of not penning in a book review post in my calendar/plan. I'm trying to be more onto it with the blog + YouTube, so far it's going well. As you can see I finally finished The Glass Universe which was a long process for me so I'm happy to move on to another book. 

The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer*
I won't lie I was a bit apprehensive before starting this book, I've read the Twilight series as well as The Host so I was curious how different/the same this would be. First of all I will say it is written better than the Twilight books, at least to me it is. The main character of 'Alex' now that I think about it is somewhat similar to Bella/Wanda in that she's an outsider and doesn't do well in normal social settings. There's also a love aspect to the story, however, there is no love triangle as well as aliens and vampires. 'Alex' is a secret secret agent and is on the run. She agrees to do one final job in hopes to be free but winds up being crossed again and teams up with a pair of twins, one of which complicates her life even further. I did enjoy the story and was grateful that the other twin didn't end up falling for her, which with Stephanie Meyer could have been a possibility. 

3.5 stars

Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh*
This is only the second book I've read in the Guild Hunter series and my first exposure to the characters of Elena & Raphael. As always I would understand the story/the fictional world more if I started from the beginning but I was still able to follow the story. Elena is on the hunt to find out more about her mother's parents which coincides with a trip to the Luminata (an ancient angelic religious group) Compound to discuss how to deal with an archangels disappearance. I enjoyed the whole mystery surrounding Elena's family and her investigation.

3 stars

The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel*
As mentioned it took me a while to get through this. It's basically a narrative style academic essay and is very dense in the technical astronomy terms. The story is also made mostly up of letters from the members of the Harvard College Observatory which obviously gave a good amount of first-hand evidence. The book chronicles the Observatory from around 1839 to 1949 and follows the female 'Human Computers' that either worked or volunteered there. I find it amazing how these women were able to do these scientific calculations without the tools we have today, especially from me who was hopeless in maths. The book also kind of highlights the changing perception of women in the scientific and academic world with I found also interesting. 

3 stars

What books have you been reading this month?

Ashley xx
*Review copies

Review | The Chemist, Archangel's Heart & The Glass Universe

Tuesday, 25 April 2017


I can't believe it's nearly the end of April. I didn't believe it to the extent of not penning in a book review post in my calendar/plan. I'm trying to be more onto it with the blog + YouTube, so far it's going well. As you can see I finally finished The Glass Universe which was a long process for me so I'm happy to move on to another book. 

The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer*
I won't lie I was a bit apprehensive before starting this book, I've read the Twilight series as well as The Host so I was curious how different/the same this would be. First of all I will say it is written better than the Twilight books, at least to me it is. The main character of 'Alex' now that I think about it is somewhat similar to Bella/Wanda in that she's an outsider and doesn't do well in normal social settings. There's also a love aspect to the story, however, there is no love triangle as well as aliens and vampires. 'Alex' is a secret secret agent and is on the run. She agrees to do one final job in hopes to be free but winds up being crossed again and teams up with a pair of twins, one of which complicates her life even further. I did enjoy the story and was grateful that the other twin didn't end up falling for her, which with Stephanie Meyer could have been a possibility. 

3.5 stars

Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh*
This is only the second book I've read in the Guild Hunter series and my first exposure to the characters of Elena & Raphael. As always I would understand the story/the fictional world more if I started from the beginning but I was still able to follow the story. Elena is on the hunt to find out more about her mother's parents which coincides with a trip to the Luminata (an ancient angelic religious group) Compound to discuss how to deal with an archangels disappearance. I enjoyed the whole mystery surrounding Elena's family and her investigation.

3 stars

The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel*
As mentioned it took me a while to get through this. It's basically a narrative style academic essay and is very dense in the technical astronomy terms. The story is also made mostly up of letters from the members of the Harvard College Observatory which obviously gave a good amount of first-hand evidence. The book chronicles the Observatory from around 1839 to 1949 and follows the female 'Human Computers' that either worked or volunteered there. I find it amazing how these women were able to do these scientific calculations without the tools we have today, especially from me who was hopeless in maths. The book also kind of highlights the changing perception of women in the scientific and academic world with I found also interesting. 

3 stars

What books have you been reading this month?

Ashley xx
*Review copies


Korean skincare is something I've always wanted to try out. I've heard amazing things about how well they work as well as the fact they're more often cheaper than the skincare you find here. There's a lot of variety which for me made it difficult to choose what to try out. I decided to bite the bullet and picked up a couple of things from Korean Kiwi Beauty which I discovered on Instagram. They do free shipping in NZ which is always such a deciding factor for me as well as each order including a healthy amount of samples.


An exfoliating product was one of the things I wanted to get and I ended up picking up a Holika Holika Smoothie Yellow Kiwi Peeling Jam. It's based on ripe kiwifruit pulp and is rich in proteins & enzymes. The scrub particles are crushed kiwifruit and apricot seeds which I thought was cool. The consistency of it is really like a jam/jelly which is something I've never experience before. You don't need much for your face which is good. You apply, leave for 5-10 minutes and then wash off. I apply it when my face is feeling especially oily/grimy and after using it my face does feel more clean and smooth.



I really wanted to try out a face mask so I searched for a mud mask as well as one of those bubble masks I've heard a bit about. I found a couple but unfortunately they weren't in stock. I ended up getting a Missha Natural Color Clay Mask and got the Green (Pore care) one as it said it was great for acne and reduces extra skin oil. 

The consistency is really thin and watery, you only need to apply a thin layer to your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes before washing off. Unlike with the Skinfood mud masque which is what I've used before, you don't see any visual signs that it's pulling stuff from your skin. 

I'm not entirely sure whether or not it's actually helping my skin. It will start to look better but then just break out and look horrible. I think I'll have to try some other products and see if they will work better. I'm still wanting to try out the mud & bubble masks as well as some makeup which the website also sells.

Have you tried any Korean Skincare before? What products do you recommend? 

Ashley xx

Korean Skincare | First Impressions

Thursday, 20 April 2017


Korean skincare is something I've always wanted to try out. I've heard amazing things about how well they work as well as the fact they're more often cheaper than the skincare you find here. There's a lot of variety which for me made it difficult to choose what to try out. I decided to bite the bullet and picked up a couple of things from Korean Kiwi Beauty which I discovered on Instagram. They do free shipping in NZ which is always such a deciding factor for me as well as each order including a healthy amount of samples.


An exfoliating product was one of the things I wanted to get and I ended up picking up a Holika Holika Smoothie Yellow Kiwi Peeling Jam. It's based on ripe kiwifruit pulp and is rich in proteins & enzymes. The scrub particles are crushed kiwifruit and apricot seeds which I thought was cool. The consistency of it is really like a jam/jelly which is something I've never experience before. You don't need much for your face which is good. You apply, leave for 5-10 minutes and then wash off. I apply it when my face is feeling especially oily/grimy and after using it my face does feel more clean and smooth.



I really wanted to try out a face mask so I searched for a mud mask as well as one of those bubble masks I've heard a bit about. I found a couple but unfortunately they weren't in stock. I ended up getting a Missha Natural Color Clay Mask and got the Green (Pore care) one as it said it was great for acne and reduces extra skin oil. 

The consistency is really thin and watery, you only need to apply a thin layer to your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes before washing off. Unlike with the Skinfood mud masque which is what I've used before, you don't see any visual signs that it's pulling stuff from your skin. 

I'm not entirely sure whether or not it's actually helping my skin. It will start to look better but then just break out and look horrible. I think I'll have to try some other products and see if they will work better. I'm still wanting to try out the mud & bubble masks as well as some makeup which the website also sells.

Have you tried any Korean Skincare before? What products do you recommend? 

Ashley xx

I received Fantasy Intimate for my birthday and is the fifth Britney Spears fragrance that I've had in my possession. Some of them I love, and are still my favourites today, while others I wasn't really a fan of. I wanted to do a post on this fragrance and thought it would be cool to look over the ones I've had so far and sort of compare them, basically I pick the ones I like the most. Of course, I'm useless at describing scents so I'm just going to write out what notes are in them.

Top notes
Lemon, Lychee, Violet Leaf

Heart notes
Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Brown Sugar, Oxone

Base notes
Laotian Benzoin, Vanilla, Heliotrope, White musk

I have no idea what most of these notes are but I find it pretty amazing how people can create scents from a combination of different notes. The scent I find is quite strong, it's not a gentle musky scent but it has a softer side to it. I like it but it's not my favourite Britney scent. I do however love the bottle, white with Rose gold accents is the way to my heart.



I have three of the 'Fantasy' fragrances and as you can see the bottles have the same design aside from the colouring. 

Fantasy (left) is the first in the Fantasy series I believe.

Top notes
Red Lychee, Golden Quince, Exotic Kiwi

Heart notes
Cupcakes, White Chocolate Orchid, Jasmine Petals

Base notes
Creamy Musk, Orris Root, Sensual Woods


Fantasy Circus (middle)

Top notes
Raspberry, Apricot blossom

Heart notes
Blue peony, Water lily, Red sweetheart orchid

    Base notes
    Vanilla wood, Creamy must, Violet candy

    Fantasy from what I remember is the one I liked the least. I found it too overpowering and couldn't really distinguish any of the notes. Fantasy Circus as you can see it's quite sweet and I really quite liked that one. It's a youthful summery scent and isn't as strong as the other two.



    The other two fragrances I have are Curious & Radiance. 

    Curious (at the back) is the first Britney fragrance I've had and I think it was the first fragrance she put out.

    Top notes
    White floral

    Heart notes
    Magnolia

    Base notes
    Vanilla infused musk


    Radiance ( the rectangular bottle)

    Top notes
    Wild berries

    Heart notes
    Tuberose, Jasmine, Orange blossom

    Base notes
    Iris, Cashmere wood, Amber, Musk

    Curious is the less complex out of all them and is still one of my favourite scents today. My nose manages to pick up the complexity of the fragrance and now I realise I can detect the white floral as well as the vanilla musk. Radiance one of the more sweeter fragrances and I prefer it over Fantasy Circus. It's again a very youthful scent and has a nice hint of musk.


    Out of all the Britney fragrances, these are the ones I like the most. Curious is a scent that I definitely feel I will continuously own and not get sick of.

    Have you had any Britney Spears fragrances? What ones are your favourite?

    Ashley xx

    Britney Spears | Fantasy Intimate + Comparisons

    Tuesday, 18 April 2017


    I received Fantasy Intimate for my birthday and is the fifth Britney Spears fragrance that I've had in my possession. Some of them I love, and are still my favourites today, while others I wasn't really a fan of. I wanted to do a post on this fragrance and thought it would be cool to look over the ones I've had so far and sort of compare them, basically I pick the ones I like the most. Of course, I'm useless at describing scents so I'm just going to write out what notes are in them.

    Top notes
    Lemon, Lychee, Violet Leaf

    Heart notes
    Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Brown Sugar, Oxone

    Base notes
    Laotian Benzoin, Vanilla, Heliotrope, White musk

    I have no idea what most of these notes are but I find it pretty amazing how people can create scents from a combination of different notes. The scent I find is quite strong, it's not a gentle musky scent but it has a softer side to it. I like it but it's not my favourite Britney scent. I do however love the bottle, white with Rose gold accents is the way to my heart.



    I have three of the 'Fantasy' fragrances and as you can see the bottles have the same design aside from the colouring. 

    Fantasy (left) is the first in the Fantasy series I believe.

    Top notes
    Red Lychee, Golden Quince, Exotic Kiwi

    Heart notes
    Cupcakes, White Chocolate Orchid, Jasmine Petals

    Base notes
    Creamy Musk, Orris Root, Sensual Woods


    Fantasy Circus (middle)

    Top notes
    Raspberry, Apricot blossom

    Heart notes
    Blue peony, Water lily, Red sweetheart orchid

      Base notes
      Vanilla wood, Creamy must, Violet candy

      Fantasy from what I remember is the one I liked the least. I found it too overpowering and couldn't really distinguish any of the notes. Fantasy Circus as you can see it's quite sweet and I really quite liked that one. It's a youthful summery scent and isn't as strong as the other two.



      The other two fragrances I have are Curious & Radiance. 

      Curious (at the back) is the first Britney fragrance I've had and I think it was the first fragrance she put out.

      Top notes
      White floral

      Heart notes
      Magnolia

      Base notes
      Vanilla infused musk


      Radiance ( the rectangular bottle)

      Top notes
      Wild berries

      Heart notes
      Tuberose, Jasmine, Orange blossom

      Base notes
      Iris, Cashmere wood, Amber, Musk

      Curious is the less complex out of all them and is still one of my favourite scents today. My nose manages to pick up the complexity of the fragrance and now I realise I can detect the white floral as well as the vanilla musk. Radiance one of the more sweeter fragrances and I prefer it over Fantasy Circus. It's again a very youthful scent and has a nice hint of musk.


      Out of all the Britney fragrances, these are the ones I like the most. Curious is a scent that I definitely feel I will continuously own and not get sick of.

      Have you had any Britney Spears fragrances? What ones are your favourite?

      Ashley xx

      April for me has always felt like an 'in-between' month. It doesn't feel like it's the start of the year anymore, it's no longer new and pretty soon it will be the middle of the year. Time passes really fast which is scary. I also never seem to find time to read hence why a book is repeated from last month as well as it being quite dense in material meaning I have to read slower in order to actually understand it. This month is its deadline so hopefully I make it.

      The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel*
      This one is a real slow burner. It's very dense in information, especially all the astronomy stuff of which I understand very little. I wrote more about it in March's post.

      The Firemaker by Peter May*
      This is the first of the China Thriller series, there's six of them and I received the first three. This was first published in 1999 so I think they got re-released. The books are in the crime genre. A forensic pathologist goes to Beijing to take up a teaching position as well as to escape her past and winds up helping an investigation with a Chinese detective. So far I've only read up to the start of the investigation and so far I'm enjoying it. I really liked the introduction by the author in which he shares his first ever trip to China and subsequent ones as well as his extensive research which went into writing the book.



      These two I will hopefully get started this month.

      The Fourth Sacrifice by Peter May*
      This is the second book in the series. Margaret Campbell (the American pathologist) is once again being called upon by the Chinese police force to investigate a series of four horrific ritual executions. Campbell & Li (the Chinese detective) have a strained relationship of sorts and it looks like it continues in this one.  

      A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom*
      This book follows Mel who is mourning the death of her brother, the loss of three friendships that meant everything to her as well as a condition that her closest friends don't know about. She hides away from everyone until the plight of an old friend and meeting someone new shows her that opening up to life is a risk worth taking. I like stories about characters living with mental illness and just from reading the blurb I really identify with this story, I'm looking forward to starting it.

      What books are you planning to read in April?

      Ashley xx
      *Review copy

      Books to Read in April

      Thursday, 13 April 2017


      April for me has always felt like an 'in-between' month. It doesn't feel like it's the start of the year anymore, it's no longer new and pretty soon it will be the middle of the year. Time passes really fast which is scary. I also never seem to find time to read hence why a book is repeated from last month as well as it being quite dense in material meaning I have to read slower in order to actually understand it. This month is its deadline so hopefully I make it.

      The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel*
      This one is a real slow burner. It's very dense in information, especially all the astronomy stuff of which I understand very little. I wrote more about it in March's post.

      The Firemaker by Peter May*
      This is the first of the China Thriller series, there's six of them and I received the first three. This was first published in 1999 so I think they got re-released. The books are in the crime genre. A forensic pathologist goes to Beijing to take up a teaching position as well as to escape her past and winds up helping an investigation with a Chinese detective. So far I've only read up to the start of the investigation and so far I'm enjoying it. I really liked the introduction by the author in which he shares his first ever trip to China and subsequent ones as well as his extensive research which went into writing the book.



      These two I will hopefully get started this month.

      The Fourth Sacrifice by Peter May*
      This is the second book in the series. Margaret Campbell (the American pathologist) is once again being called upon by the Chinese police force to investigate a series of four horrific ritual executions. Campbell & Li (the Chinese detective) have a strained relationship of sorts and it looks like it continues in this one.  

      A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom*
      This book follows Mel who is mourning the death of her brother, the loss of three friendships that meant everything to her as well as a condition that her closest friends don't know about. She hides away from everyone until the plight of an old friend and meeting someone new shows her that opening up to life is a risk worth taking. I like stories about characters living with mental illness and just from reading the blurb I really identify with this story, I'm looking forward to starting it.

      What books are you planning to read in April?

      Ashley xx
      *Review copy

      Supposedly we are well into Autumn at the moment. There have been times where it's been chilly enough to start looking at coats but overall it still feels like summer is still grasping on and does not want to let go. I love Autumn/Winter fashion, in particular boots & coats. At the moment I'm trying hard to steer my wardrobe in a certain style direction which I hope is reflected in the items I picked. I really love the European/Parisian style and as such am trying to be selective with the clothes I buy (hopefully). Here are some fashion picks which are top of my wishlist. 


      I've been wanting a skirt in this style ever since I saw Liv wearing one while in Venice. In her post, she linked to a similar one from Asos which again is on my wishlist. The colour of the skirt that Liv was wearing is the other thing that attracted me to it, I love the deep wine red colour. I'm tempted to get it but I'm always unsure of sizing and the whole process of returning it doesn't appeal to me. I've seen other shops have this type of skirt as well so I assume it's coming back in style.

      This is the most expensive thing on my wishlist so hopefully some day I'll stumble across something similar with a smaller price tag. I'm a big fan of anything double-breasted (especially coats) and I also love that it is in navy blue and has gold buttons. It's simple yet sophisticated. 

      Frilled Dress from H&M / NZD $69.99
      The rest of the items are from H&M and are pieces I spotted while I was at Sylvia Park last week. I love how simple this dress is with the ruffles/frills adding something to it. It's also black as well which just makes it easier to wear.



      Cotton Shirt with a Tie from H&M / NZD $29.99
      Plain white blouses are a staple item which I want to get a couple of. When I saw this I became absolutely obsessed with it. I love the tie detail as well as the gold buttons.

      Double-breasted jacket from H&M / NZD $79.99
      Remember what I said about loving everything double-breasted. This was on one of the models in the window display and was the reason I had to go in. I love blazers and I was particularly attracted by the fact that it is longer that the average blazer which I liked. They didn't have my size on the rack, I'm considering going back and be more serious about buying stuff.

      Long Cotton Shirt from H&M / NZD $39.99
      Again this is another plain white blouse this time with a Peter Pan collar which is something else I'm really into. It would be really cute underneath a black dress or paired with a nice skirt.

      What items are on your fashion wishlist?

      Ashley xx

      Autumn/Winter Fashion Wishlist

      Tuesday, 11 April 2017


      Supposedly we are well into Autumn at the moment. There have been times where it's been chilly enough to start looking at coats but overall it still feels like summer is still grasping on and does not want to let go. I love Autumn/Winter fashion, in particular boots & coats. At the moment I'm trying hard to steer my wardrobe in a certain style direction which I hope is reflected in the items I picked. I really love the European/Parisian style and as such am trying to be selective with the clothes I buy (hopefully). Here are some fashion picks which are top of my wishlist. 


      I've been wanting a skirt in this style ever since I saw Liv wearing one while in Venice. In her post, she linked to a similar one from Asos which again is on my wishlist. The colour of the skirt that Liv was wearing is the other thing that attracted me to it, I love the deep wine red colour. I'm tempted to get it but I'm always unsure of sizing and the whole process of returning it doesn't appeal to me. I've seen other shops have this type of skirt as well so I assume it's coming back in style.

      This is the most expensive thing on my wishlist so hopefully some day I'll stumble across something similar with a smaller price tag. I'm a big fan of anything double-breasted (especially coats) and I also love that it is in navy blue and has gold buttons. It's simple yet sophisticated. 

      Frilled Dress from H&M / NZD $69.99
      The rest of the items are from H&M and are pieces I spotted while I was at Sylvia Park last week. I love how simple this dress is with the ruffles/frills adding something to it. It's also black as well which just makes it easier to wear.



      Cotton Shirt with a Tie from H&M / NZD $29.99
      Plain white blouses are a staple item which I want to get a couple of. When I saw this I became absolutely obsessed with it. I love the tie detail as well as the gold buttons.

      Double-breasted jacket from H&M / NZD $79.99
      Remember what I said about loving everything double-breasted. This was on one of the models in the window display and was the reason I had to go in. I love blazers and I was particularly attracted by the fact that it is longer that the average blazer which I liked. They didn't have my size on the rack, I'm considering going back and be more serious about buying stuff.

      Long Cotton Shirt from H&M / NZD $39.99
      Again this is another plain white blouse this time with a Peter Pan collar which is something else I'm really into. It would be really cute underneath a black dress or paired with a nice skirt.

      What items are on your fashion wishlist?

      Ashley xx

      As mentioned in Tuesday's post I decided to film my review of Carve the Mark*. Unsurprisingly it's a lot harder to talk about a book than it is to write about it. Hopefully, this review actually makes sense.

      Ashley xx

      *Review copy



      Carve the Mark Review

      Thursday, 6 April 2017


      As mentioned in Tuesday's post I decided to film my review of Carve the Mark*. Unsurprisingly it's a lot harder to talk about a book than it is to write about it. Hopefully, this review actually makes sense.

      Ashley xx

      *Review copy




      March has always been an eventful month for and this one is no exception. I'm also sad to see it end as we're almost a third of the way through the year. 2017 still hasn't felt like it's started for me, I'm still in a lull and I'm waiting for something to pull me out of it. Enough of my ramblings, here's what I've been loving in March.

      My Birthday
      This will get a mention every year probably as it's the day I was born and also it's an event which breaks up the year in my head. My birthday is always low key. I just lounged around all day, no party and had what I wanted for dinner. I'm at that stage now where I'm getting anxious about my age, more around how I've not done anything really significant yet. I summed up these feelings in a reflections post as well as sharing my birthday gifts in a video

      Carve the Mark*
      I finished this early March and I really enjoyed it. I haven't read any of Vernonia Roth's books before and I enjoyed going into a new futuristic world. I plan to film a review and will hopefully be up later in the week.

      P&G Event
      I don't often go to PR events but if the opportunity is offered to me I figure I should just say yes. Going somewhere and not knowing anybody there usually just makes me run the opposite direction but for this, I stepped outside my comfort zone and got to experience something different and amazing. The event was at a stunning house in Westmere and I learned a lot about some brands including Olay, Venus, Ambi Pur etc. I also got an amazing goodie bag and if you would like to see what was in it let me know. I'll probably do it on Instagram stories as it's easier. 



      Adele
      So I wasn't going to Adele until my sister managed to find and buy some tickets off Trademe the day before. I'm really glad it happened as I knew I would've been so sad at missing out especially with all the pictures/videos/Snapchat and Instagram stories from almost everyone. Of course, I had to get a souvenir and got a shirt which I now wear religiously. The show was the best concert I've ever been to. Not only was her voice amazing she was also hilarious, I laughed more at her show than I've done in a while. And of course, I got to bear witness to the 'bug incident'.




      What have you been loving in March?

      Ashley xx
      *Review copy

      March Favourites

      Tuesday, 4 April 2017


      March has always been an eventful month for and this one is no exception. I'm also sad to see it end as we're almost a third of the way through the year. 2017 still hasn't felt like it's started for me, I'm still in a lull and I'm waiting for something to pull me out of it. Enough of my ramblings, here's what I've been loving in March.

      My Birthday
      This will get a mention every year probably as it's the day I was born and also it's an event which breaks up the year in my head. My birthday is always low key. I just lounged around all day, no party and had what I wanted for dinner. I'm at that stage now where I'm getting anxious about my age, more around how I've not done anything really significant yet. I summed up these feelings in a reflections post as well as sharing my birthday gifts in a video

      Carve the Mark*
      I finished this early March and I really enjoyed it. I haven't read any of Vernonia Roth's books before and I enjoyed going into a new futuristic world. I plan to film a review and will hopefully be up later in the week.

      P&G Event
      I don't often go to PR events but if the opportunity is offered to me I figure I should just say yes. Going somewhere and not knowing anybody there usually just makes me run the opposite direction but for this, I stepped outside my comfort zone and got to experience something different and amazing. The event was at a stunning house in Westmere and I learned a lot about some brands including Olay, Venus, Ambi Pur etc. I also got an amazing goodie bag and if you would like to see what was in it let me know. I'll probably do it on Instagram stories as it's easier. 



      Adele
      So I wasn't going to Adele until my sister managed to find and buy some tickets off Trademe the day before. I'm really glad it happened as I knew I would've been so sad at missing out especially with all the pictures/videos/Snapchat and Instagram stories from almost everyone. Of course, I had to get a souvenir and got a shirt which I now wear religiously. The show was the best concert I've ever been to. Not only was her voice amazing she was also hilarious, I laughed more at her show than I've done in a while. And of course, I got to bear witness to the 'bug incident'.




      What have you been loving in March?

      Ashley xx
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