January Favourites

Hello! I am going to talk in this post about what I’ve been loving in January! Please tell me in the comments what you’ve been loving last month.

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So the first thing I have been loving in January is quite a classic thing but it is a weekly planner. I find it really useful and looks really nice on my desk. The only thing I would change about it is that I would add a Sunday and a Saturday because it is quite annoying when you want to write something down for the weekend and there isn’t a space for it. But I find the little notes and the tick it off quite useful and it was only £5 in the sale from boots.

The next thing I used a lot throughout January is the Burt’s Bees Deep pore scrub and the lemon cuticle cream. The scrub I like to use about every other day and my skin feels really refreshed after using it. The lemon cuticle cream is great because I have rough nil beds and this really helps smooth them out.

I started to read And then there were none near the end of January and I think it is fantastic! I really like reading Murder Mysteries and I am about 1/3 through it and I already love it. I was going to watch it after I read it but one f my friends said NO! Don’t I could barely watch it, it was so gruesome and scary. So I might not. Have any of you watched it? But the book is really good.

MURRAY MINTS! They are so delicious and this M and S ones are so good. They were only like 1 or 2 pounds. Amazing. That’s all I have to say.

Onto more beauty related things. I got this MUA Highlighter for Christmas and I LOVE IT. The pattern is really pretty but the colour and shimmer are really mice, not to overpowering but a nice little shimmer.

The US office is so good! I watched some of it a few years ago when I lived in the US, but I bought this of amazon and it is hilarious. Steve Carrell is sooooo funny. If you haven’t watched it I would Highly recommend it!


Well that’s the end to my January favourites, what did you guys love last month?



My favourite Vlogmas – Blogmas day 12

Hey! So we are half way through advent to Christmas Day!

Today I am going to be talking about some of my favourite vlogmases.

So, if you don’t know Vlogmas is when a youtube vlogs everyday from the 1st of December to the 24th. They are really festive and a nice way to end a busy day if you are tired.

So my 3rd favourite Vlogmas is Niomi Smart’s.

Her Videos are very chilled but interesting with a festive vibe. She does some really good healthy vegan treats in them as well as some fitness. But she also does lots of fun festive activities to keep you interested.

My second favourite is Tanya burr.

Her vlogs are very long and festive. She has a good balance between chilled days at home and doing lots of festive activities.

My favourite are Zoellas.

Her vlogs make you feel REALLY festive and excited about Christmas. They are also a really good length and very interesting.


What are your favourite vlogmas?


November Favourites – Blogmas day 2

Hi! How’s your December gone so far??

Today I thought I would talk about some of the things I loved through November.

The first thing is a game called rider. It is so fun and really addictive! It is such a great thing to play when you’re really bored. Se if you can beat my high score if 70!

The next thing I have been loving is the white amber perfume form Next. I really love how this smells and its also quite cheap! I really think its a great scent for the winter months.

The other scent I love it the Snowella rollerball. I love the rollers balls, it’s so handy  and lasts for a really long time. I also really think that the scent is really subtle and pretty.

I also really love the body shop spiced apples hand cream. This smells AMAZING and keeps your hands moisturised. I bought this last year.

Another hadn’t cream I love is the Zoella hungry hands from her Christmas range last year. It smells so good! Just like Christmas!

Hmella 🙂

Advent Calendars


Where has November gone?? It’s almost December and I still feel as if it’s October! I love it in the UK as the weather is getting colder, and I’m really hoping for snow this year!

As we near Advent, people are buying advent calendars, and I am definitely going to get a chocolate one an possibly a beauty one, depending on this post!

I really want to get a nice (24 day) beauty advent calendar, but this is proving rather difficult because some of them are £100!!! I only really want to spend £20. Does anyone have any great ones?? They don’t have to beauty, they could be lifestyle or bath goodies as well. If you know any really good ones from £25 or under, please comment them below!!

Also which Chocolate ones do you think are the best??

Sorry for the random post!! I am going to do Blogmas during December, so I will tell you more about it then!!

Hmella 🙂

Summer favourites 

Hello! It is now September and Autumn is definitely on the way if not here already! I personally prefer Autumn over Summer. My favourite season in Autumn then Winter, Spring and then Summer. I digress! I thought since Summer is almost I would do some of the things I have been loving this Summer.


The first thing I’ve been loving is Zoella’s soak opera! I’ve Had this for a while and this is my second bottle!! It smells really lovely and floral and the scent lingers after you’ve washed. I personally prefer using this as a bubble bath but you can also use it as a shower gel.


The next thing I loved over the summer is soap and Glory Sugar crush hand gel. It smells like sweet lime and it is such a lovely consistency and smells gorgeous.

Another shower gel I loved is Imperial Leather foam burst in the scent Shea butter and orange blossom. I first found out about this in Zoella’s vlog when she went to boots with Mark. It smells Amazing and I absolutely love how it foams up!


The last shower item I love is Zoellas shower shake from her new range Jelly and Gelato. It smells gorgeous and it leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft.


Well that wraps up Summer! There will be LOTS of Autumn posts this year so keep your eyes peeled!


Hmella 🙂

Five of my Favourite Things


Today I thought that I’d write about a few of my favourite things ( No I’m not about to break into song!). I haven’t put them in order because I feel that I couldn’t put them in order (It would have taken me hours and then when I finished I would have changed my mind!) This post is going to be slightly more chatty than my regular posts, please do tell me if you prefer this format!


My family are so important to me and there are some days when I don’t want to talk to anyone but them, most of my childhood memories are with them and I honestly can’t imagine my life without them.



Christmas is hands down my absolute favourite time of the year. Partly because I prefer the cold to the heat, me and heat don’t mix well (unless I’m on a beach!), don’t get me wrong I love Summer but I totally adore Winter and Christmas. I love snow, fairy lights, the songs! I also love baking around Christmas time, Gingerbread men, sugar cookies, mince pies, Hot chocolate and basically anything with cinnamon in it! (I am getting so hungry right now!) I also love to go gift shopping for my family and friends and to finish it off by watching a Christmas movie by the fire with my hot chocolate and a gingerbread man wrapping the presents! Christmas movies are just the best, aren’t they! Whether you’re snuggling up with a hot chocolate by yourself on a cold day or just having it on in the background. (Not going to lie I watched Home alone a couple weeks ago in July, JULY!! I’m crazy, please tell I’m not the only one!) My favourite Christmas movie is Elf, what’s yours? I’m going to stop rambling about Christmas in the summertime now!


Harry Potter

I LOVE Harry Potter, it is such a big part of me, I love reading the books over and over again and I think I have watched all the movies about 10 times each and they still don’t get boring, my heart melts every time I see them. I have Hermione’s wand which I absolutely love! When I’m in a lazy mood I’ll say “accio” and that gives me the power to get up and get it! or imagine it flying towards me. I refuse to think that Harry Potter isn’t real, and Hogwarts is my second home! I could honestly ramble on about Harry Potter for days so if you’re a pottered and want to see more Harry Potter posts please let me know!


Baths & pampering

I generally prefer baths in the winter but I do like them in the summer as well. If I have had a long hard day one of my favourite things to do is run a bath put some bubble bath in (Zoella’s bubble baths are my favourite ones) and maybe treat myself with a Lush bath bomb. I think pampering yourself every once in a while is very important. Exfoliate yourself, maybe do a face mask, put on a body cream afterwards. Then just spend the rest of the evening calm and phone free!


Baking is definitely one of my favourite hobbies, I love to both try out new recipes and re make loved old ones and occasionally try making up my own recipe (a couple days ago I made up a recipe for pumpkin cookies, and somehow they actually turned out quite well!) which usually fails, but sometimes it kind of works. I also like to try new recipes that are sugar free as I think sugars nice from time to time when it’s a treat but as a daily thing it’s not good, so I try to stay away from it but sometimes I have to have some sort of sugary thing to indulge in!


Well those are my top five favourite things! I hope you enjoyed this post and that it helped you get to know me a little bit better!

Have a great day!


Hmella 🙂










What I got for Christmas 2016

Hello! How are you all? I personally love to read “What I got for Christmas” or “What I got for my Birthday” so today I decided to do my own.

I was very lucky last Christmas and got many gifts form my family and here they are:DSC04268

I Love baths so I got these M&S Bath fizzers. There are six of them shaped like snowmen and christmas trees and they smell delicous.


The next thing I got was also a bath realated item and it was Zoella’s Le fizz fizz bar from her sweet inspirations range. This also smells amazing, you can buy this in superdrug.


The next present I got from my older brother and it is Next’s white amber perfume. It was such a handy size (I have finished it now, I couldn’t resist it some days!) and smells AMAZING!! I am definitley going to get the full sized one or anothor handy sized one like this, I would definitley reccomend!


The next gift was also from my brother and it is this gorgeous watch from Next, I really wanted a watch as my old one broke so I was really happy with it!


I also wanted a new purse for Christmas and I got this beautiful turquiose one, it’s so lovely and spacious and fits perfectly in my handbag.


The next thing I got for Christmas Was this handbag from debenhams and I love it so much!


The last thing I am going to show you is this lovely baking book which has lots of recipes from all around the world and I cant wait to try some out!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you have a happy Mothers day!