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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

5 Lifestyle Favourites


Sometimes we forget the smaller things in life, don't we?

We always focus on the biggest things, but never the smaller ones.

So I decided to share with you some of my lifestyle favourites, I'm always boasting about make up and skincare and whatever else comes under beauty.

However, I never mention what else I am loving so here you have it :

My lifestyle favourites...

Hot chocolates | Let's start with the most obvious. Hot chocolates are a must running up to Autumn. *Yes you'll probably see the word 'Autumn' used in every post coming up, it's my favourite time of the year.* I honestly make the best hot chocolate going. *Bye bye Starbucks.* Lol, no. But seriously, it's the Cadbury's hot chocolate, cold squirty scream and mini marsh mellows. I N C R E D I B L E.
I mean, it doesn't take a genius, no Tay. But it costs the same as a large hot chocolate in Costas *Yes that's right I'm a Costas type of girl* - however if you buy all the ingredients yourself - you can have endless hot chocolates. I've even got Lee into drinking them, and trust me - they're becoming pretty popular in the Nowacki house hold. *Yes my second name is actually Nowacki.*

Blogosphere Magazine Issue 14 | If you haven't already - you need to buy yourself this months magazine. If you haven't read a Blogosphere Magazine before? Here's why you should.
This magazine is super super inspiring, and also because it has my most favourite Blogger/Youtuber out there on the front cover : Hannah Gale.  Not only this, it also has another favourite of mine : Charlotte Jones. Two of my favourites having 3/4 pages of a little more about them. It also has their events inside, and also some of their Twitter chats - which I am certainly going to start getting myself involved in. *Which they hold on Sunday evening at 8pm.* I cannot recommend this magazine enough, you can sign up here for a year for £25 which is amazing, as this current issue is on sale in WH Smith for £8. So you'll get you monies worth through-out the year.

A Stranger In The House | This book is my current read. I am obsessed with it. There is another book which is called A Couple Next Door which I read before hand, whilst being on holiday and I read it within two days. This book, I'm reading only a couple of chapters a day to keep the suspense going. It's like a thriller, which keeps you going back for more. It's one of those books you read a chapter, and you think 'oh just one more' - before you know it you've gone from chapter 23 to chapter 46. *Whoops.* From the impression I'm getting as well - these two books are linked.

Sony A5000 | This a new camera, which I've recently purchased. I am still getting round to everything, and trying out everything. So far - I am impressed. I still can't work out how to create the perfect flatlay, but I have sussed out how to create the blurry background - which we're all memorised with at the moment over on Instagram. I was thinking about doing a camera review, if you'd like to hear - lemme know. It's not far off the Olympus Pen 'apparently' whether it's true, I'm still testing.

DW Home Pumpkin In Spice Candle | Heeeellllll yeah, the candles are out and they are sticking around for a long time. I mean, I love candles when it's the summer too because..well, they smell nice. However, it's all about the spiced/cinnamon scents. Yes I'm one of those. This is from Tkmaxx, I mean if you haven't got yourself down there - then go. Their scents are incredible and I'm holding myself back from going to get some more. This one has it's spice, and it certainly has that cinnamon - so yes Tay did fricking good.

What are you loving at the moment? Any candles? Orrrrrr how about - what are you reading right now? I'm looking for more books to read. Gimme gimme gimme your recommendations.

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  1. I really need to subscribe to Blogosphere... And girl, your flatlays are beautiful no need to worry about that!
    So many people talk about A Stranger in the House and A Couple Next door, they are definitely going on my Amazon list xxx Gabrielle
    https://gabriellesnow.wordpress.com

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    1. Oh thank you so much, blogosphere is such a good magazine to keep yourself inspired xx

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  2. Love this post! Shari Lapena is such an amazing author, The Couple Next Door is also an interesting book by her! Do you want to support each other’s blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

    Xx,
    Hilary
    www.theclosetelf.com

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    1. Yes loved that book so much! Yeah sure! I'm not overly sure how to follow but I can suss it out xx

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  3. Great ppst! I absolutely love Autumn too, that candle looks amazing, TKMaxx and Homesense always have such great candles for a bargain! x

    Tascha
    brimfuloftascha.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes - my favourite shops for notebooks and cheap make up too! My secret addiction that shop haha xx

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  4. I'm o b s e s s e d with hot chocolates, especially during Winter! The Sony A5000 is supposed to be such a great camera, so I'm sure you'll love it :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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    1. Yes it's a really good camera, still getting use to it but I will be reviewing the camera soon xx

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  5. I've been wanting to read that book, it sounds like a great one!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Great post - that candle has such bright and beautiful packaging!! I might have to get one for myself for the Autumn 🙈🍂
    Emma | emmadrury.com

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    1. They have such a good range in homesense of spice candles perfect for Autumn xx

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  7. I love this! I'm not a fan of hot drinks, but I must admit that your hot chocolates sound amazing! The book you're reading sounds so good too, must get around to picking that one up!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. They are amazing! The whole sha-bang makes the perfect hot chocolate! This book I really recommend, I can't put it down xx

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  8. I’ve just subscribed to Blogosphere so really looking forward to giving the latest issue a read - you’ve really sold it to me!

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    1. This issue is such a good one! Best one yet xx

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  9. I love Blogosphere magazine, it's such a good read for bloggers to discover new blogs and read really interesting articles! I cherish issue 12 as I was featured in it, it's amazing to be able to show it off in my portfolio!

    Gemma Louise

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    1. Issue 12?! I'm going to see if I have that one and have a little read of your bit! Love the magazine too xx

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  10. Ahhhh I really wanted the a5000 also I love hot chocolate!

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    1. I'll be doing a review on the camera soon so maybe I can persuade you even more!xx

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  11. That candle sounds amazing, I love it when all the autumnal scents start to come out! I really want to subscribe to blogosphere magazine, it sounds perfect for bloggers xx

    http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/?m=0

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    1. Subscribe! It's amazing and the price is going up so be fast!x

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  12. Such lovely favorites. I have been loving hot chocolate at the moment and have to have 2 a day which might be crazy but it is the best. I have the same camera but in pink and love it to pieces. I'm still trying to play and learn it even though I've had it a few months. It's the perfect vlogging camera for me but I haven't tried it for my blog so I might have to do that. Also isn't the blurry background on it dreamy.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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    1. Oh I love the blurry background! I'm still getting use to it, hopefully get there soon! I might take up some photography classes to make myself better with it as there's so much to it xx

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  13. Oh that candle sounds so lovely ! Would you believe I've never read that mag !

    Robyn xx

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    1. It's a really good magazine, I recommend xx

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  14. Ooo I love reading this types of posts! And OMG I went to TKMaxx yesterday and got a DW Home pumpkin spice candle and I am literally in LOVE it smells INCREDIBLE I can’t even cope it’s just so good!!

    Ellie x

    http://elliesbitsofbeauty.com

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    1. Tkmaxx is so good for candles, fab range of them xx

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  15. This book sounds right up my street! I love thriller, mystery style books. I'll definitely be checking your recommendations out! xx

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    1. I'm really enjoying it, I've got lazy with reading as I never have the time but I will finish this book soon ( I hope! ) xx

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