Last weekend I made the decision to come home early and I'm so glad I did. I only had three lectures and most of the week I would have spent on my own in my room just pondering about as all my assignments now due are due in the new year. It's just been so lovely spending the week at home not having to worry about work or coursework as well as spending time with my family and Matt. We also had the beautiful snow last week, making everything look super festive and jolly. Matt and I took the opportunity to venture out into the snow last Tuesday and we got some gorgeous photos (so be warned, this post is a photo heavy post!) that I can't wait to share with you all! 

We started the morning by stopping off at a local village cafe. I really do love visiting cafes as they always provide such yummy, homey foods. I opted for a latte and a breakfast sandwich and Matt opted for a latte and cranberry, brie and bacon panini - both meals were so scrumptious, we will definitely be revisiting this sweet cafe again! 

After a great breakfast we visited Matt's Nan and it was lovely. Her garden is the most picturesque garden there is! She had a pond, a field and mini forest surrounding the grounds, the PERFECT place for outfit photos and photo shoots. I'm so incredibly happy with how these pictures turned out, I have also finally discovered that Matt is a brilliant photographer and I can't wait to use him again on many more photo shoots to come; maybe you'll see a few more 'Outfit of the Day' posts on my blog in the new year!  

After visiting Matt's Nan and having a mini photo shoot in the snow, we ventured down to Dedhamn which is by far one of my favourite places to explore. It's such a pretty village and the wildlife surrounding the village is gorgeous too. When we arrived we noticed a mass gathering of ducks surrounding a family. I really haven't seen anything like it before. The ducks were so friendly and habituated that they were gathered around their legs, quacking for bread. 

The family were nice enough to give us some bread to feed the ducks ourselves and I managed to get some stunning close up pictures. I'm really proud of them as they are just so striking and clear. I hope one day to take more pictures of animals as I get such a thrill and joy out of it. 

Overall we had such a wonderful morning. It was just so nice to get out into the snow and take some pretty pictures. I really now can't wait for Christmas, even if I am working 7 hours on Christmas Day! I can't wait to wake up and spend Christmas morning with Matt as well as spend the whole of Boxing Day with him baking and going to the cinema!

Until Next Time, 
Tabitha xx 

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Can you believe in only 11 days it's Christmas Eve!? I honestly can't wait and in 10 days I'm going to see Disney on Ice with my sister and I'm far too excited! I can't wait to share with you what I thought of the show! Anyway, on to today's post...

Since writing my 'What's in my makeup bag' post, I'm really into writing beauty styled posts which is really odd for me they are normally really out of my comfort zone. However I plan to upload some eye shadow looks soon using a new palette I was gifted by my boyfriend recently and today I'm sharing with you my FAVE nail varnishes! I love painting my nails, there's something so calming when sitting down with a face mask on and giving yourself a well deserved manicure. I try and do my nails at least once a week however I sometimes find myself painting my nails twice a week purely because I ADORE painting my nails! As I seem to be constantly painting my nails in pretty shades, I thought it would be a really great idea to share with you what nail shades I tend to grab during the Christmas festivities.

Maybelline Super Stay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour | Shade: Rouge Profond & Dark Roast  
The Maybelline Super Stay nail varnishes are a new find for me, I had never tried them out until I used one of my housemates a couple of weeks ago. I was so incredibly impressed with the quality of the product that I knew I had to pick up my own shades. I picked up Rouge Profond and Dark Roast due to how fitting they are for the Christmas months and I'm so happy with the shades. Rouge Profond is a deep red which I prefer over bright red and Dark Roast is a deep brown/red!

Essie Nail Lacquer | Shade: Sweet Souffle 
I do love Essie nail varnishes but they are very expensive so I very rarely buy them. However, I saw this shade in T.K. Maxx and I fell in love. It's a beautiful pretty pearl white shade, resembling a white Christmas in my opinion.

Models Own Nail Varnish | Chrome Rose 
My mum gifted me a Models Own gift set last Christmas and this was one of the shades included in the gift set and it's a perfect festive shade. I love wearing gold this time of year and this shade is so glossy and shiny, it really does give the resemblance of wearing gold foil on your nails! Super pretty.

Superdry Nail Paint | Shade: Silver Glitter 
I was also gifted a Superdry nail varnish gift set last year as well and this shade is by far my favourite from the set. I never even knew Superdry produced nail varnishes but I was really impressed with the quality of the products. This one is such a pretty glitter shade perfect for a festive party!

Barry M Nail Paint | Shade: Christmas Tree & Black Pistachio 
Barry M will always be my go-to nail varnish brand. They never disappoint when it comes to the amazing shades they provide. Christmas Tree is a perfect shade for Christmas, it literally says Christmas in the shade title! I love pairing it up with Black Pistachio (a deep green) to give off that perfect festive nail for Christmas day!

These are all the shades I grab for during the festive season! They'll ideal shades and really give off that festive cheer, I just love them! I really hope you enjoyed reading this post, I'm thinking of doing this for every season as I just think it's a fun way to share with you what nail shades I love wearing during different seasons or occasions! Anyway, I'm off to paint my nails, I'm thinking Chrome Rose will be my nail varnish of choice today!

Did you enjoy this post? 
Have you got any of these nail varnish shades? 
What colour do you paint your nails during the festive season? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha xx

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I get so excited to write and publish these posts every month now! I can't believe we are already on the fourth month and so many of you are joining in! I'm just so happy with how great this book club is going! Last month's reading prompt was YA and I loved it. As I stated in last months post, I just adore anything YA, it is by far my favourite book genre, I could browse the YA section in waterstones for hours.

Don't know what Blogger Book Nook is? 
Blogger Book Nook is a book club created by myself and Abbey from Abbey Louisa Rose. The whole idea behind this book club is that we wanted a club which would encourage ourselves and others to read more and read more genres we wouldn't normally pick up! Not only do we write a monthly post but we also have a Facebook group where ourselves and others can discuss everything books! 
As you can probably guess the chosen reading prompt for this month is anything FESTIVE! Seems fitting it being December and Christmas only being around the corner (I still can't believe Christmas is so soon! I honestly can't wait). We have some fun questions picked out for this months reading prompt and we do hope you decide to join in! Here are the super awesome guys who joined in last month:
♡ An Ocean Glimmer
♡ Fleur's Makeup Box
♡ Over Peach Chic
Thank you so much for taking part girls, I absolutely loved reading your posts and I really hope you decide to take part again this month! It's so heartwarming seeing other bloggers take part in mine and Abbey's little creation. For me, I haven't read that many festive books so I was really excited for this month to finally pick up a festive book and see if it makes me feel anymore festive than I already do! Anyway, like every month, we have picked five questions in the theme of this months reading prompt, so let's get to it and answer them!

1. Do you have an all time favourite Christmas book? If so, what is it? 
Like I said a moment ago, I haven't really read any Christmas books! I just never seem to branch out for them during the festive months. So unfortunately I do not have an all time favourite Christmas book however I do want to read more Christmas books in the future so maybe I'll find a favourite soon.

2. Are there any books from your childhood that you associate with Christmas time? 
The one book that comes to mind when I think of my childhood and Christmas time is 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'. I guess it's because Father Christmas makes an appearance in it and for the majority of the book, Narnia is covered in snow! I also love watching the film during the festive season, as it gets me feeling all cosy and festive.

3. Which book are you hoping to find in your stocking this year? 
Honestly, I don't know! There isn't a book that I really, really want this Christmas. I think it's because only a month ago I bought two new books (read my mini haul here!) and I have yet to read them. So any book in my stocking will make me happy!

4. Have you ever received a book at Christmas that you still have on your book shelf unread? 
Oh god yes, I still have books on my shelf that my mum bought me two Christmas' ago! How bad is that!? One of the books is 'The Darkest Minds' by Alexandra Bracken, I just haven't found the right moment to read it, I always branch out for other books on my shelf! Hopefully one day I will finally read it.

5. Where is your favourite place to curl up with a book in the wintry weather? 
I love curling up in my bed with a hot drink! I also love turning on my wax burner, as it just adds to cosy feel. I also love doing the same but curling up in a blanket in the living room as sometimes when I read in my bed, I end up falling asleep, which can be a slight problem when you want to stay up reading!

My Festive Current Read: 
Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

I haven't read many short stories let alone festive short stories. This book is first the prettiest book I have ever seen, the hardback cover is so glittery, it makes you feel festive just looking at it! Secondly, this book contains two short festive reads one focused around New Years Eve and another focused on a girl who is OBSESSED with Starwars. I've only read the first story ('Midnights') and I LOVED it. I really, really loved it. The characters, Noel and Mags are so incredibly adorable and the outcome at the end of the story is so satisfying and heartwarming! I can't wait to read the second short story already and I'll most probably be finished with this book by the end of the week. This is definitely going to be a book I'll be picking up every December purely because it's such a fun quick read and instantly gets you in the festive mood.

As stated early, I haven't read many festive books so I can't really recommend you any festive books I have read before! However, I would recommend the book I'm currently reading as it's just so CUTE.

Don't forget to check out Abbey's blog and read her #BBookNook posts as they're so good! Also, if you are a massive lover of books and want to join along in our little journey with this book club then join our Facebook group and maybe take part in this months post/set of questions!

Speak soon, 
Tabitha xx 

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To my dismay, my mum has never let me own candles of my own. I used to look at the candles in Yankee candles all the time but alas could never actually purchase any, until I discovered the electric  wax melter! This honestly was my saviour and I can now FINALLY order and buy waxes (which I think is the next best thing to a candle). I mean, an electric wax melter doesn't give off that same glow but they do give off the amazing smells a normal candle would!

I discovered Moonlight Melts over on twitter and I'm so happy I discovered their products and they are GORGEOUS! They purely sell wax melts, so perfect for me seeing as that's all I can buy in regards to candles. They have some gorgeous as well as unique scents and I constantly find myself scrolling down their website, eyeing up all the amazing scents! I thought it would be nice to share with you the scents I recently bought and maybe you may browse on their website too! 

Black Coconut 
Top notes of coconut and pineapple giving way to musky cedarwood. 

Love Potion 
A blend of cherry blossom, muguet, red apple and Georgia peach with hints of tamarind and blondewood

Autumn Leaves 
A rich and alluring highly perfumed woody masculine fragrance 

Magic Potion 
A magical blend of Japanese grapefruit and mandarin, Georgia peach, rich purple plums, Valencia grapes and soft rose petals on a base of Nubian musk 

Dragon Blood 
An autumn-like-warm woody and earthy scent with notes of amber, vanilla, sandalwood combined with light tones of powdery musks and hints of Asian florals to bring out subtle spice undertones 

Lock Ness Monster 
If you ever could imagine what the Lock Ness Monster smells like, this is it! Single malt scotch whiskey and thistles with a sweet, spicy undertone. Scotland in a bottle 

I think out of all of the scents, I love Magic Potion and Dragon Blood the most! They smell absolutely gorgeous and I will definitely repurchase these if they're still available when I next order! I currently have Lock Ness Monster burning and it's such a strong smell and I only used two melts in my electric wax melter! I couldn't recommend these melts enough as they're so great and SO affordable. 

I'm 100% going to be making another order on Moonlight Melts website. I can't wait to try out some fresh scents in the New Year! I will definitely share with you what scents I order next so keep an eye out for that post in the future! 

Have you heard of Moonlight Melts? 
Are you a lover of wax melts like me? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha x 

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This month is a 'Wishlist' month and I'm so excited to show you what I'm wishing for this month or more fittingly I should say this Christmas! This is basically what I'm hoping for this Christmas and I do hope I see a few of these items underneath my Christmas tree! I do hope you are enjoying the alternative 'Wishlist' and 'Favourites' posts, I'm definitely liking the routine of them being alternatively, it's definitely making organising my posts a bit easier and more varied too! Please let me know if you like the idea down below in the comments! Anyway, on to this months wishlist! There's definitely a theme to what I would love this Christmas!

I really want to get into scrap booking in the new year. I love taking photos and printing them and instead of them just being chucked into photo album I think it would be lovely to put them in a scrapbook, making the pictures look real pretty and a great way of sharing special memories. So I'm going to ask for some scrap book items to start my scrap booking journey! 

I love doing my eye shadow and so I really want some new brushes so I can experiement more with my eye shadow designs! I only have two at the moment and so it would be nice to have a few more to choose from, that and I LOVE spectrum brushes! 

I love Goofy, he is by far my favourite character out of the big 5! I'm determined to start collecting Goofy merchandise purely because I love him so much and finding stuff dedicated to him can be quite difficult so by creating a collection it would make me so incredibly happy! This watercolour paining of Max (goofy's son!) by Sweet Allure is gorgeous and would fit right in with my Goofy collection! 

In the theme of scrap booking, I would love some washi tape as I think washi tape is such a great way to decorate and easy way to decorate a scrap book! These washi tapes look super cool and pretty too! However, any washi tape under the Christmas tree would make me happy! 

Another item I want to add to my Goofy collection is this beautiful plush! I can just imagine how adorable he will look on my bed, so I do hope I get this for Christmas to start off my Goofy collection! It would also be great if it was personalised *hint hint* Santa! 

I'm looking for a new scent and I know this particular scent is quite pricey however it smells so good and I just love it. I would be a very happy and lucky girl if this is under the Christmas tree! 

So that's all the items I would love to see under the Christmas tree (especially the Goofy items!). I can't honestly believe it's Christmas in less than a month now, I still haven't bought my Christmas presents, I've just been so disorganised! Although I am excited for the big day to arrive, I just can't wait to spend my first Christmas day with Matt! 

What do you think of my wishlist? 
What's on your wishlist this month? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha x

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I thought it would be a nice idea to alternate my monthly wishlists and favourites as I find that I can never keep up with posting a wishlist and favourite every month. I also feel like my content then gets jammed up with these type of posts and drown out my other posts (if that makes sense), so from today, I'm going to alternate posts monthly. This month will be a favourites post and then next month I'll post a wishlist! To me this seems like a fun idea and hopefully it will work with my blog schedule too!

My current favourites at the moment is a real mix of things however, they are all things I have been obsessing over or appreciating a lot at the moment.

1. Stranger Things 2 & Stranger Things clothing 
I adored this TV show far too much when the first season was released and I haven't felt any different (other than maybe more obsessed) with the second season. I LOVE this show. It's right up my alley with the spooky/creepy element to it as well as the scify vibe too. This show also gives me very nostalgic feels, throwing it back to when I used to watch the gremlins constantly. I love this show so much that I couldn't resist buying a jumper and t-shirt from the Topshop Stranger Things range. I practically live in my oversized jumper. If you haven't watched this TV show and you love the 80s then please check this out over on Netflix!

2. Going to the gym 
I joined the gym when I arrived back at university in late September and I'm finally going regularly. I try to go at least 3-5 times a week, for at least an hour or two. I'm also taking advantage of the classes they provide at my gym, I especially love the Burn & Firm class as it's a class that allows me to focus on toning my entire body. I'm really enjoying my time at the gym and trying new classes out as I finally feel like I'm on track to getting my perfect body.

3. Mint hot chocolate 
Now that the Christmas season has begun this beauty of a hot chocolate is back in stock in many different coffee shops. I just love this hot chocolate, I just love mint chocolate in general so a hot chocolate flavoured mint is right up my street. I have to be careful though, otherwise I end up drinking far too much which will definitely not aid me in getting that perfect bod I keep dreaming about but it's the perfect snack when I'm in the library studying!

4. Blogger Book Nook & reading in general 
If you didn't know already, myself and Abbey over on Abbey Louisa Rose decided to start up a book club, specifically to encourage others to read more and read out of their comfort zone. So far it's been going brilliantly and it makes me so proud seeing the reception it has got. This book club has got me back into reading and I finally feel like I'm out of my horrid reading slump. Reading has also become more enjoyable and I now read at least 50-100 pages at night to help me fall asleep!

5. The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs 
I love The Sims 4 and so when I heard they were releasing a new expansion pack that would be all about Cats and Dogs I was over the moon! I purchased this a few weeks back and I'm so happy with the quality of the content! I really wish I could record my games and share them with you like many youtubers do but I'm far too nervous and I just don't have the time! Maybe one day I could branch to that end of youtube!

6. Blue Planet 2 
Finally, my last current favourite is Blue Planet 2. This is by far my favourite show on at the moment and I guess I love it so much as it's all about my interest of study. One day I would love to go into becoming a Marine Biologist/Conservationist so this programme is just perfect for me. I also adore David Attenborough (I mean who doesn't?!) and he really does make the TV show come alive.

There you have my current favourites! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I hope you like my idea of alternating my posts monthly, I feel like it will help my blog schedule out a bit anyway! I'm now going to spend my afternoon binge watching Stranger Things as I just can't help but re-watch it!

What are you current favourites? 
Are your favourites similar to mine? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha x

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The other day I took a cheeky trip into Waterstones. Now, if you don't know me, you wouldn't know how dangerous it is for me to go into Waterstones. I almost always can't go into Waterstones without picking up at least one book - like I said, it's DANGEROUS for my bank balance!

I thought it would be nice to share with you the two books I picked up this time round and both of the books I'm really excited to pick up and read! They're actually two books that are a little out of my comfort books however I'm still buzzing to read them soon! Not only have I shared with you what books I picked up but I have also shared the synopsis and vital links you need if you're thinking of picking these books up too!

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (waterstones : goodreads)
After watching the movie trailer for this book I just knew I wanted to know more about this story. Like I said earlier, this isn't normally a book I would go for as it's a crime/thriller adult book whereas I normally would reach for a YA book. However, this book sounds so intriguing and the movie trailer definitely sold it to me. I'm a sucker for crime/thriller TV series so I thought it would be time to read a adult crime/thriller book. I'm really excited to try this book out and I also can't wait to watch the film afterwards!

{ synopsis : SOON THE FIRST SNOW WILL COME. A young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Their house is empty but outside in the garden he sees his mother's favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman.
AND THEN HE WILL APPEAR AGAIN. As Detective Harry Hole and his team begin their investigation they discover that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.
AND WHEN THE SNOW IS GONE... When a second woman disappears it seems that Harry worst suspicious are confirmed: for the first time in his career he finds himself confronted with a serial killer operating on his home turf.

The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund (waterstones : goodreads)
I wasn't planning on picking up this book but when I went to purchase The Snowman the employee working at the check out, asked me if I wanted to get another book to fulfil the Buy One, Get One Half Price deal. At first I said no but the he recommend me this book, seeing as I had picked up a crime/thriller book and told me that it's been getting amazing reviews and it waterstones November Thriller Book of The Month . So I thought, why not!? After reading the synopsis, I definitely can't wait to read this book. It sounds like such a good crime/thriller book to read this winter, I will let you know what I think once I've read it!

{ synopsis : It starts with just one body - the hands bound, the skin covered in marks.
Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg is determined to find out who is responsible, despite opposition from her superiors. When two more bodies are discovered, it becomes clear that she is hunting a serial killer.
With her career on the line, Kihlberg turns to psychotherapist Sofia Zetterlund. Together, they expose a chain of shocking events that began decades ago - but will it lead them to the murderer before someone else dies? }

I really can't wait to read these books and I think I will read The Snowman after I have finished the book I'm currently reading. Like I said, these are not books I would normally pick up but I can't wait to try them out and try a new genre out. Keep an eye out on what I think on my blog or goodreads profile!

Have you seen the The Snowman trailer? Have you seen the film? 
Have you heard of any of these books? Have you read them? 
What are you currently reading at the moment? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha xx 

I'm sure Abbey would agree with me when I say that we can't believe how well Blogger Book Nook has been taken. The Facebook group is overflowing with new members and is so interactive and friendly. I feel very proud to say I was apart of forming this book club and again, I'm sure Abbey would say the same.

As you can tell from the title of this post, our theme for this month is Young Adult and I'm so excited for this months theme, as Young Adult is my go-to genre. I'm a BIG fan when it comes to YA books and YA authors as I find them so enjoyable and easy to read. They're the books that got me back into reading! We have some great questions lined up for this months post and I hope you enjoy my answers, I would love to know your thoughts too, so please don't hesitate to share your opinions down below in the comments...

1. Young adult books sometimes have the reputation of being a bit cliche - What do you think about this? Does it spoil your enjoyment of a book if you can predict the ending? 
I must admit that I can see why some people may think this, however when I pick up a YA book I rarely can predict the ending, most of the time the ending surprises me with an ending I never saw coming! However, if I am unfortunate to pick up a YA book that does have a predictable ending I wouldn't say it ruins the enjoyment of the book but the ending just becomes a little flat due to having a sure idea of how it was going to end, which is a shame.

2. Lots of YA books such as The Fault in Our Stars, 13 Reasons Why, and Everything Everything have been made into movies/TV shows lately - have you seen them? What did you think? 
I have seen 'The Fault in Our Stars' as well as read it and I'm really not a fan of either (which I know is a very unpopular opinion), I just really don't enjoy the story! Nor did I enjoy 'Everything, Everything'. I have no interest in seeing the film as again I just didn't enjoy the book much at all! (Again, another unpopular opinion). However, I did enjoy '13 Reasons Why'! I loved the Netflix series, I binged it in about 3-4 days!

3. Where does YA rank in your order of favourite book genres? Is it a genre you'd usually read for? 
As stated before, I am a BIG fan of YA. So, I would definitely rank YA as my top favourite genre, as there's so many sub-genres within the genre too! I'm especially a big fan of fantasy YA books.

4. Who is your all-time favourite character from a YA novel? Why did you love them so much? 
Oh man, this is such a hard question to answer for me as I love so many characters from so many YA books. I adore Cress from The Lunar Chronicles, she's so sweet and brave; she's just a great character to read about! I also love many other characters as well though, I could write a complete post on the characters I love in YA.

5. Pick a favourite YA series: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Lunar Chronicles, or The Mortal Instruments? 
Damn, why did Abbey choose four FAB YA series!? I love all of these for so many different reasons. I love The Hunger Games as this is the book series that got me hooked on reading again. I love Harry Potter because well, it's Harry Potter!? I love The Lunar Chronicles as it's so unique and different, I adore the characters and it's such a fun series to read. I love The Mortal Instruments because it's so dark and mysterious yet also magical. I also feel so attached to the characters and I'm only up to book 4 in the series.

My YA Current Read: 
The Young Elites by Marie Lu

This month I decided to pick up a new series for this theme as it's a series I have been eyeing up for a while and heard many great reviews about it. The book I've picked up and half way through reading is The Young Elites by Marie Lu. It's set in a mythical world where a deadly illness hits, killing off thousands or leaving individuals with unworthy marks in them (such as scars) causing them to be frowned upon. However, there're a few individuals that not only are left with scars/disfigures but also powerful gifts.

So far, I'm really enjoying this read, it started off with a bang and hasn't stopped producing great content. All the characters are also awesome and I can;t wait to see them evolve and see where the story takes them! I definitely have high hopes for this book and I can't wait to share my final thoughts on the book with you on my Reading Round Up post, coming soon!!

YA Books I Have Read and Recommend: 
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (book 1 : book 2 : book 3 : book 4)
The LUX Series (book 1 : book 2 : book 3 : book 4 : book 5)
Heartless by Marissa Meyer (book 1)
A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas (book 1 : book 2 : book 3)
Starstruck Series by Brenda Hiatt (book 1 : book 2 : book 3 : book 4)

That's a wrap on another Blogger Book Nook post! I really enjoyed writing this months post, purely because it was all on about my favourite book genre! I also thought it was a nice idea to share with you some of my favourite YA books and recommend them to you, I definitely think this is something I'll in future Blogger Book Nook posts (if I have recommendations that is!).

Don't forget you're more than welcome to join in and answer these questions yourself. Abbey and I love reading your posts and seeing you all get involved!

Also, don't forget to join our Facebook group if you haven't done already! If you 're also a big book lover and are a fan of Goodreads, then please follow my profile on there! I try and update my profile as much as I can!

Have you read any YA books this month? 
Do you love YA as much as I do? If so, what are your favourite YA books? 
Have you joined our Facebook group? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha xx 

Today I have written a post I wouldn't normally post, it's a little out of my blogging comfort zone however I'm really looking forward to sharing this post with you. As you can tell by the title and the pictures on this post, I'm going to be sharing what's in my makeup bag with you today! I thought it would be a nice idea to go through the products I use daily at the moment and give a brief reason to why I'm loving them so much at the moment. I hope you enjoy this brief post looking into my makeup bag!

Firstly let's look at my main base makeup products! 

Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer
I bought this when I bought my NAKED foundation purely because the girl serving me told me that it was fab. I was also looking for a new primer as my make never seems to last the day, however since using this, I know I'm never going to look back and will always be using this primer!

Urban Decay NAKED Skin Foundation Shade, 3.5 
I was on the hunt for a good foundation that matches my skin colour and I heard great reviews on the NAKED foundation that Urban Decay sell and wow I was not disappointed. It matches my skin tone so well and I'm so happy I have found my perfect foundation at last! I would 100% recommend.

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer Shade, Cool Medium 2
I'm sure most of you have heard the hype over this concealer and I must admit it is such a great concealer! It matches my skin tone and covers my blemishes up most of the day making it my go to concealer.

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer Shade, Ivory 
I use this concealer purely for under my eyes to brighten them up and cover those awful dark circles I gain after many late nights!

Bourjois Paris Unifying Powder Shade, Vanilla 
This is a perfect powder. I use it after I have applied my foundation and concealers to lock them in and it definitely makes the overall coverage of my makeup last longer. It also smells super yummy which is definitely a plus!

Benefit Hoola Bronzer 
I bought this a while ago in a Benefit Hoola set and completely forgot about it until I found it in my makeup collection a few weeks ago. I love this bronzer as it's really pigmented and it matches my tan perfectly when I fake tan!

Rimmel London Pink Rose Blush 
I bought this AGES ago and I honestly don't know how it hasn't run out yet as I LOVE it and use it daily! It's such a pretty warm colour and I just love it so much! I would 100% recommend if you are not a massive fan on bright pink blushes as this one is so subtle and warm!

Tanya Burr Illuminating Powder, Warm Bronze 
This is the first Tanya Burr product I have bought and I am very impressed! I only use this when I'm going out as I feel like shimmer can look a little much when I'm just popping to a lecture! However this is definitely my favourite shimmer at the moment as it's so pigmented and this shade blends really well with my bronzer! 

Now on to the rest of the products I use! 

Collection Eye Brow Kit 
I picked this up in a 3 for 2 deal in Super Drug. I only use the lightest shade as the other colours are far too dark for me. The light shade however, matches my brows perfectly and I definitely prefer filling my eyebrows in with shadow than any other brow product.

Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion 
I use this when I plan to wear eye shadow and oh man, I love this. It makes my eye shadow stay on and not smudge at all! It's definitely a must have on a night out!

Urban Decay NAKED Heat Palette 
I bought this for myself as a treat to passing my driving text back in September and it's my favourite palette at the moment. The shades are perfect for this time of year and when I have a tan, the bronze colours compliment it so well!

Bourjois Paris Volume Glamour Ultra Curl Mascara 
This is by far my favourite mascara, it's not clumpy, makes my eye lashes curl well and it's just an all round fab mascara!

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Shade, Windsor Rose 032
This is the shade I grab for most at the moment, as I feel like it's such a pretty subtle shade for when I'm attending lectures at uni! I also love that it's matte and it lasts for quite a while too which means I don't need to constantly reapply!

This post has ended up being quite a wordy one but I do hope you like it. These are all the products I use daily and I LOVE them. I'm so happy with my makeup look at the moment and so happy with how long it lasts for throughout the day. All I want to get now is a setting spray and I'm eyeing up the Urban Decay one.. So maybe when I next upload this post, it may be featured!

Do you use any of these products? 
Have you thought about purchasing/using these products? 
Do you want more makeup posts by me? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha x 

One of my favourite things about university is the amazing sport and society community and the many clubs within them. Last year during my first year of university I joined the Mountaineering group and I'm so glad I did as it's provided so many amazing trip opportunities (such as going to Snowdon) that I wouldn't do on my own accord. Last week we took a trip to Helsby Hill and my goodness it's such a pretty place. I took so many beautiful pictures that I couldn't not share them with you all on my blog.

We set off from the University of Chester at around 3:00pm and arrived at Helsby by 3:30pm. After we all met up and organised ourselves (as some others travelled via train) we set off and started to walk up Helsby Hill. At first it's quite steep but after a while it levels to a comfortable incline making the walk a really lovely peaceful walk. We decided to walk the long way round as we walked up it a lot quicker than expected. I'm glad we made this decision as it allowed us to witness more beautiful views within Helsby.

When we made it to the top of Helsby Hill, we were welcomed with a fantastic view of the whole of Helsby and the surrounding areas of Helsby. We planned our walk so that we would witness the sunset and it was gorgeous. I have never properly planned something around a sunset so it was lovely taking the time to stop and admire the sunset in all its glory. Moments like this remind me of how lucky I am to live in such a gorgeous country, we really are spoilt with nature and views that I don't believe we admire enough.

Here are a few more pictures from our trip to Helsby Hill that I just love... 

I really enjoyed this walk and I would 100% recommend it if you live in the Cheshire area or visiting the Cheshire area soon as it's just such a lovely, peaceful walk to do. I'm now determined to take part in more of these walks as I love them so much. I also want to go on more walks near by to me, whether  that's on my own, with Matt, with a friend or just with my mum and sister. There are so many places I want to explore.

Have you visited Helsby Hill before? 
What places would you recommend being a great place for walks? 

Ta ta for now, 
Tabitha x