Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Get to know me better

Hi Everyone and happy March! Continuing on with my March blog-a-thon of posts, today I have a bit of a different one for you - one that is actually about myself. I know I tend to keep my personal and private life just that, personal and private...but I thought it was about time we delved a little deeper for anyone who may be interested in knowing a little more about me. I found a list of silly random questions on Pinterest (of course, where else would I be!) and thought I would give it a go.

1. Share 5 interesting facts about yourself: 
- I worked as an 'Elf' at the Harrods Christmas Grotto when I was on my gap year. It was exhausting.
- I studied Criminology at the University of Northampton.
- I have 4 tattoos, but would love to get more!
- I still do not know how to drive! I have recently taken up driving lessons again and fingers cross 2018 is my year!
- My ultimate dream is to write a TV drama series which is nominated for a National Television Award.

2. What is your current relationship status?
I am newly Engaged! *squeals*

3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years time I would like to be Married, have a couple of little ones running around and be completely settled in a career which satisfied both my ambition and creativity sides.

4. What is your zodiac sign and do you feel it suits your personality?
I am actually a Scorpio, and it think it suits me perfectly! Focused, Brave and Ambitious but Stubborn, jealous and I can definitely have a sting in my tail if I need to!

5. Where is next on your wish to travel to list?
I absolutely love to travel, it is something me and my partner Paul try to do as often as we can. We have a few trips already planned for 2018 but on my list of places still to visit are Canada, New Zealand and Fiji. I am also aching to return to New York soon, I definitely left a piece of my heart there on my last visit.


Monday, 5 March 2018

London Date Night

If I hadn't already told you (I don't actually think I have, sorry!) I GOT ENGAGED! It was back at the beginning of January but with the rush of the New Year and various other life commitments it meant we had never actually got round to celebrating the occasion!

I therefore took it upon myself to plan a surprise London date night for us both and I thought I would share the wonderful places we discovered with you! (Because they are serious gems!)

The first stop for operation surprise date night was a trip to the Theatre! We love the theatre and have been to see quite a few shows in the last year, so when I had the opportunity to get tickets to the matinee showing of School of Rock and of course being such a huge fan of the Jack Black classic movie, how could I possibly day no? So off we went!


Sunday, 4 March 2018

Bondi Sands 1 Hour Express Tan Review and Demo

Game Changer. Life Saver.

That's it, that's all the review you need of this product.

Go and buy it now.

Thank you for reading, the end.

Okay seriously. When I first caught sight of this product after the official Instagram Live launch, quite literally the first thing I did was send a picture across to a friend of mine exclaiming "WHERE THE HECK WAS THIS WHEN WE WERE AT UNI."

My relationship with self tanner, no matter the brand is a love hate complicated mess. There is nothing I love more than stepping out of the shower after washing off the guide coat and looking like i've just got back from 2 weeks somewhere tropical. But on the flip side there is nothing I absolutely detest more than having to stand around for ages waiting for your tan to dry, double coating and orange bedsheets! Why has it taken so long for a company to invent such a product!

I love Bondi Sands as a brand anyway and I'm a regular Ultra Dark Tanning Foam user, so I knew the formulation, the smell and pretty much everything about this new product would be A class standard and totally worth the higher end price tag. I was hands down very open to test running this.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

52 Books in 52 Weeks Reading Challenge

For years now I have wanted to do a reading challenge of some sort. I adore reading, but as i've gotten older anything and everything seems to take priority and it is something which I just don't seem to make time for anymore.

In honour of World Book Day this week and the start of my March Blog-a-thon of writing a new post every day for 31 days, I thought it was about time I threw myself into the deep end and finally took up the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge (1 book a week for a year). Now, you might be thinking, hold up, it is the 1st of March which mean's you are already 8 weeks behind on your challenge, and yes, you would be completely correct but that does not scare me. I plan to make those 8 weeks up by reading an additional 8 books spread out over the remainder of the year! - Simple, right? *makes unsure face*.

In order to make this reading challenge a little more fun and to get you guys involved along the way, here are some commitments I will be making:

1. A review round up of the books I have read at the end of each Month.
2. Weekly updates via Twitter on the books in which I am reading.
3. When I have finished each book I will be either giving it away or engaging in a 'Book Swap' over on my twitter page (@lillioflondon) so make sure you are following!
4. You can also watch the challenge unfold in the "52 Books in 52 Weeks" tab on the right hand side of this blog.

And here is where I need your help! Please recommend some books! I'd like to read a bit of anything and everything this year so do let me know a recent read you have loved and I will be sure to include it on my reading list!

Wish me luck!

I have taken up the March Blog-a-thon challenge and will be posting everyday in March (31 posts in total!) - Not sure if i'm a little bit mad or just awfully committed but i'm looking forward to the challenge! Please show your support by following my journey and receive all updates by following me on twitter @lillioflondon 


Friday, 2 March 2018

March Blog-A-Thon LUSH cosmetics Giveaway!

Hi again my lovely readers. If you hadn't already noticed I have just recently started the March Blog-A-Thon in which I write a new post every single day in March... (31 posts in total!) Apart from beginning to think I am a little bit loopy for embarking on such a challenge, I am genuinely rather enjoying it so far! 

As a combination of celebrating my recent re-launch and this immence Blog-A-Thon, I naturally thought what a perfect time to have a giveaway! So here it is! If you would like the chance to win some LUSH Cosmetics goodies, please continue to read below! 


Thursday, 1 March 2018

February Favourites

Where on earth did February go? - To be honest with you, I'm not particularly sure where the start of 2018 has gone. It's certainly going to be one of those years that just fly past.

Regardless, it is that time again where I share with you what I have been loving this past month.

Cosmetics/Make Up