Last month I read Nicola Yoon's book 'Everything, Everything' and I'm finally sharing with you my views on the book. I do apologise for how late this review is, seeing as I said I would write it weeks ago, however it has given me time to really think about the book and how I feel about the story.

My disease is rare as it is famous. Basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and nurse, Carla. But the one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black - black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.

This book is a really fun, light hearted read and I really enjoyed that about this story. Even though the disease that is in this story is a very upsetting and awful disease, Nicola Yoon brings just the right amount humour into the book to make the story feel all light a fluffy overall. Maddie, the main character, is a super sweet 18 year old and she does see the brighter side in her situation, she takes advantage of the time she has to do the things she loves (reading) and she doesn't give up on her education, which I really admired. 

Olly was also a sweet character. I loved how protective he gets with Maddie over the time he gets to know her more and I just loved watching their friendship blossom. I also admired his views and passion towards his own opinions; he isn't afraid to stick up for himself. He doesn't back down or give up on what he believes, which again, I found admirable. Carla was probably my favourite character as she just knew what to say to Maddie. She was definitely the big sister as well as  second mother role Maddie needed when her mother couldn't be their for her. 

Another aspect to the book I enjoyed was the writing style. I have never read a book like this but I really enjoyed how there were illustrations on some of the pages, illustrating Maddie's charts and graphs. I also liked how the chapters sometimes swapped to IM messages, it just made the story fly by, making it a real fun quick read. 

Even though the first half of 'Everything, Everything' was really sweet and fluffy. I thought that the second half was almost too sweet and fluffy if that even makes sense. Some of the decisions Maddie ends up making, I felt like were quite childish and I kept on forgetting she was an 18 year and in my mind, those decisions wouldn't have been made lightly. However, when taking into consideration that she hasn't had a life like a normal teenager, I can understand why her judgement may not have been that wise to an extent. Another thing I didn't like too much and I wont go into detail as I don't want to spoil the story for anyone but I didn't like how things were left at the end. It just didn't sit right for me unfortunately.

Overall, I did enjoy the book, it was a very quick and light hearted read, which was perfect for the summer weather we have been having. I just felt a little let down in the second half of the book but don't let that put you off as I know people who adored this book.

If you're looking for a quick read with some light heart humour and cute romance, then definitely give this little book ago, I would love to know your full opinions if you've read it too, so please let me know in the comments. 

I rated 'Everything, Everything' by Nicola Yoon 3 stars. 

T xx 

Recently I took a trip into a LUSH store and I went a little bit crazy. I'm normally quite reserved when it comes to going into a LUSH store, I'd normally only buy 1 or maybe 2 products but this time around I bought quite a bit... No regrets. Seeing as I have bought quite a few products I thought I would share with you my views on each of the products as I always enjoyed reviewing LUSH products before! The product I will be reviewing today is the Sakura bath bomb! 

A Celebration of spring, bursting into a floral fragrance. Inspired by the cherry blossom in Japan, this pretty bomb is designed to evoke the burst of optimism the first sign of spring brings. Calming mimosa and jasmine oils are complemented by lemon oil and orange flower to bring to mind the smell of this colourful season.

If you are looking for a bath bomb with a very floral, beautiful aroma, then this bath bomb is for you. It's definitely not like their usual loud bath bombs with their bright colours and glitter pouring out of them, so if you are looking for a classic loud LUSH bath bomb then this bath bomb may disappoint you. I was definitely one of those disappointed LUSH fans however the scent definitely out-weighed the lack of colour. I can still smell the scent of this bath bomb on my skin the morning after using it. The scent is also so pretty and relaxing, I really enjoyed the relaxing aroma whilst I was submerged in the water reading a book. This bath bomb also fizzes away really quickly and releasing the smell quite quickly also, which could be a down side however I did not feel disappointed in how long this scent lasted. It also made my skin feel super soft and I 100% love it when bath bombs do that.

I definitely think this LUSH bath bomb is unique as it's not so loud in colour and I think that this bath bomb paired with a bubble bar or your favourite bubble bath soap would become the perfect pair. A very relaxing trio, especially used before bed!

Have you tried this bath bomb out? What's your favourite LUSH bath bomb?

T xx

This is my third fortnightly reflection post and I'm so far, really enjoying writing these posts. I really do hope you like these posts as well. These last 2 weeks have been another great 2 weeks and I'm really excited to share with you what I've been up too.

Two weekends ago, I spent my weekend at probably my most favourite location; Thorrington Scout Camp. Once a month, myself and Matt head down to camp to help out with running's throughout the weekend as well as catch up with great friends and have an overall fun weekend. This particular weekend was a very busy one. We had around 200 campers I believe, with activities running all day both days (Saturday & Sunday), however it was a very fun weekend and we had such great feedback from all the leaders which felt very rewarding. Most of the weekend I helped instruct the aerial runway, also known as the zip wire, which was lots of fun and it was great seeing how much the kids were enjoying themselves too. Overall a really fun weekend and it's got me all excited for when we go away to Poacher Jamboree in less than 2 weeks! 

I'm also really excited to say that I was offered a summer job last week and I'm super pleased with myself and excited to get started. It's taken me about a month and a half to finally find a job so I'm so relieved I've bagged myself one. I'm going to be waitress at a local pub that is only a 15 minute walk away from my house, so perfect location seeing as I don't drive. I've worked in a pub before so I don't feel too nervous about the training which is great, as I hate that anxious feeling of not knowing what to expect but luckily I already understand the doings of a waitresses role. 

The last thing I wanted to share with you in this fortnightly reflection post is that I met my cousins 2nd baby this past weekend and he's adorable. His name is Alfie and it only 2 months old and he's just gorgeous. It was also a lovey get together with family, which is another favourite thing of mind, spending time with family. 

How has your past two weeks been? Have you been up to anything nice?

T xx
Like my June Favourites it's definitely been a while since I uploaded a wishlist post. I just love scrolling through people's wishlist posts and seeing what they are hoping on getting themselves through the coming month. Seeing as I'm also in love with writing blog posts at the moment I thought I would share with you once again what I'm wishing for this month as well as many more to come. 

Camera (Nikon COOLPIX B700 or Nikon COOLPIX P900) // £359.00 - £449.00
I have been wanting a camera for absolutely ages and so I finally decided to put in a little research into what camera I would love to get myself. Even though my iPhone photos are at brilliant stantdard (considering its only a phone camera) it's starting to not perform so well as it used to when I first started blogging. Not only does it really lack in storage, I also think that my blog is in need of higher quality photos and I feel like when I have a nice camera I will put more effort into my photography as I feel like at the moment it's very slapdash! I'm currently eyeing up the Nikon Coolpix range (especially the B700 and P900) as the quality is brilliant when looking at test photos. It's also great for zooming which would benefit me a lot as I'm very must into taking pretty photos of animals at zoos! I'm just not 100% sure what camera I'll go for just yet!

Harry Potter Book Box Set // £29.99
I'm currently working my way through the Harry Potter book series and I'm obsessing over them even more than the films (as of course, the books are way better). However, the Harry Potter books I currently own are super old and are slowly falling apart, I mean my Philosopher Stone book front cover is holding on to the spine for it's dear life. I'm in definite need of reordering these books! So seeing as it's been my birthday this month I thought at some point I would treat myself to a brand new box set to put on my Harry Potter shelf on my bookcase!

Up & Ratatouille Tsum Tsums // £3.00
If you know me and my blog you will know that I'm obsessed with Disney tsum tsums. I just can't get enough of them. My collection is currently at 41 and I do not plan on stopping the growth of my collection. I just adore them and they all look super cute on my bookcase in my room! This month, Disney will be releasing their Up & Ratatouille tsum tsums and they are adorable (especially Doug in his cone of shame!). I will definitely be picking up one or two of these beauties this month for sure.

Urban Decay Heat Palette // £39.50
As soon as I saw that Urban Decay were releasing this palette I instantly fell in love with it. I don't own any other Naked palette as always thought that I owned other palettes that were very similar to them so never felt the need to splurge on a Naked palette, however this palette is just stunning and I don't have anything like it either. It's just gorgeous and I want to try out all the colours and create some really lovely looks. Hopefully I will be able to treat myself to this palette at some point this month when it's back in stock!

Tanya Burr Cosmetics - Chasing The Sun // £4.00 - £7.49
I have never bought anything from Tanya Burr's Cosmetic range but when she announced the Chasing The Sun range I was instantly hooked and knew I wanted to try out all of the products. So I'm hoping I'll be able to treat myself and try them out this month!

ASOS Bunny Print Long Sleeve Tee and Legging Pyjama Set // £24.00
Seeing as I'll be going away at the end of this month I would really like some new pyjamas! I also want some pretty pyjamas to wear around the house and fill all cosy. These particular PJs caught my eye as I just think they look super cosy and adorable! I'm definitely going to make a PJ order soon.

What are you wishing for this month? Do you like the look of any of my picks?

T x
This past month has been a month full of catching up with friends and family as well as full of relaxing and not stressing over exams! So, many of my favourites reflect on the amount of time I have had over the last 4 weeks which I'm not complaining about. It's been great just not having to worry about anything!

Binky London Nails - I had no idea that Binky from Made in Chelsea had her own make of nail varnishes out, which may seem silly to some but I haven't followed the Made in Chelsea gang for a very long time. I discovered her nail varnishes in COOP and was instantly draw to the glitter collection and decided to pick some up (they were only £2!!). After trying out the pink glitter nail polish and was left amazed due to how sparkly and high quality they were for only 2 quid, my mum went back to the COOP the next day and picked up the gold and purple polish to try out too! I'm so impressed by Binky's nail polishes and will definitely be picking up more of the shades in the future!

Reading - As I now have a lot of time on my hands I can finally find the time to read and enjoy myself. I was in a horrific reading slump during the 2nd and 3rd term of university that it just took me weeks and weeks to finish a book. However now, I'm reading a book almost every week and I LOVE it. I have so many books I want to read this summer now and I'm thrilled I finally have the time to really enjoy them.

Love Island - I have been pulled into this series bad this year, I just can't get enough! I understand that it really is a shamble and trash of a show but I just can't stop watching it. I'm sure if you have twitter that you will agree with me when I say that my timeline is just full of comments on the episodes each night (I'm a culprit to this spamming also - woops) it's hard not to get yourself indulged with what's happening. I'm not entirety sure what I'm going to do when the show finishes in a week \nd a halfs time but we shall cross that bridge when we come to it.

Ice Lattes - Iced lattes have been my go-to during June, they are just the perfect drink during these really warm summery days we keep happening! I either pick up a caramel latte or a vanilla latte, it all depends on my sweet tooth craving at the time. I'm a big fan of coffee so these are a perfect alternative for when it's hot! They also remind me of when I was in Florida last year as that is one of the drinks I kept on drinking!

Blogging - This may seem like a silly favourite but it's a very similar situation to my reading. I just didn't have enough time to put in the effort and time into my blog during my 2nd and 3rd term of university, I just allowed my university life to take over. Since being back though, I have been able to take the time to put some effort into my blog and I'm really enjoying it. I feel like my posts have been at a good level recently and I'm trying to get involved more with the blogging community which again, I'm loving!

Disney Life - As you all probably know, I'm a massive Disney fan, I just love it. During the month of June I decided to subscribe to Disney Life and it was not a mistake. for £4.99 a month, you get almost all of the Disney films every released as well as all of the Disney channel show box sets! I have been binging so many series and films its ridiculous but I love it! If you love Disney and you haven't subscribed to Disney Life yet, you need to!

What were your favourites this month? Are any the same as mine or similar?

T xx

I'm so happy with how my reading went this month, it's so refreshing when you're able to read more than one book and not have to worry about coursework or exams! Albeit I only read two but I'm still extremely happy about that, as I thoroughly enjoyed both books. I'm hoping these posts will become a regular thing on my blog again seeing as I'm reading more than I was at the start of the year, as I just love sharing with you what books I read during the month and what books I would like to read in July!

June Wrap Up 

- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - 5 Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, by far my favourite in the series so far. If you didn't know this is the second instalment in the ACOTAR series and it's a lose retelling of Beauty and The Beast! This books is brilliant, I love the setting, I love the plot, I love the characters, I just loved this book. If you haven't read these books, I recommend you do as you will not be disappointed!

- Goodreads Link - Amazon Link -

- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon - 3 Stars 

A really quick and easy read, I enjoyed reading this fun read however I did have a few problems with the characters decision. It didn't really add up to me in some cases but I will explain further in my full review, which will be up on my blog soon! Even though I had a few problems with the story, I did still enjoy reading this book and would 100% recommend if you are looking for a fun, quick and light hearted read. 

July TBR

My July picks this month are mostly romantic contemporary reads bar one of them as I'm just loving the fun, lighthearted and lovey-dovey reads at the moment. 'Everything, Everything' has definitely got me in this mood as well as the summer sun. However, I do want to continue on in a series that I started last year. Again though, it's a more lighthearted read just with a Greek mythical setting and story. 

- Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han - 
- Pictures of Lily by Paige Toon - 
- Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan - 

Like I said before I'm really happy with what I read in June and I'm really excited for the books I want to read during July. My aim for summer is to try and read as many books on my bookcases as I can as I have a bad habit of buying lots of a books and not reading the ones I already have! 

What did you read last month? Do any of these books take your fancy? or have you already read these books!? I would love to know. 

T xx 

Another two weeks has flown by and it's time for the second instalment of my fortnightly reflections. So far I'm really enjoying these posts, it's a great way for me to look over the last two weeks and take note of what I have done. It's also great as it helps me to focus on the positives instead of the negatives, making me a happier being - which is always great. 

Since my last FR post I have turned 21 and received my keys for my new university home, I felt and sounded so grown up when writing that sentence! Yesterday, Matt and I drove up to Chester to begin my move from my old accommodation to my new accommodation nd I am so happy to be moving. I'll be honest, I really didn't like living in my old flat. Don't get me wrong, there were some lovely people in my flat and I have in fact just moved in one of them again in our new little house but I just couldn't stand the living arrangements. Our kitchen was rank - like really so gross! But I guess what university accommodation doesn't have a gross kitchen!? Either way, I'm glad to be moving in to a house where there is only 3 of us instead of 15! It's also super close to campus too which is another bonus! 

I turned 21 on Sunday and it's was lovely. I didn't do anything overly special on my actual birthday other being spoilt with gifts however on the 25th June I took a trip to the sky garden in London with my mum, brother and Matt, it was so pretty. You really do feel like your in a jungle up there! I'm going to be publishing a post on that soon, so keep your eyes open for that. On the subject of birthdays, Matt and I also celebrated his 21st too, albeit rather late 21st celebration but a celebration nonetheless. I surprised him with tickets to see Wicked and I didn't tell him until we were sat down in Prezzo before the show, so it was a wonderful evening a celebration and we both enjoyed our night thoroughly! 

Another fab thing that has happened in the last two weeks is that I met Abbey from Abbey Louisa Rose! Abbey and I have been writing letters to one another for almost a year now and so when she told me she was going to visiting Paradise Wildlife Park which is only 20 minutes away from me, I just had to go visit her! It's also a plus that I'm actually an annul pass holder at Paradise Wildlife Park as well so I didn't need to worry about the admission fee. It was such a lovely day and we both got on so well, it was just so lovely being able to talk to someone about blogging and understanding what I meant. It was so refreshing. I honestly can't wait to meet up with her again and she was an absolute darling. 

I honestly love writing the posts, it's so lovely to look back on what I have done. I can't wait to write more of these posts and share more with you. I hope you like these posts too! Let me know what you have been up to in the last two weeks, I would love to know. 

T xx 

So yesterday was my 21st birthday and I honestly can't believe I have reached this age. I feel silly saying that but yesterday morning my bestfriend from school came round and she wrote in my card how she can't believe we are now both 21 and only a few years ago we would have been sat outside school freaking out over the latest song The Wanted had brought out - it's mad. So much has also happened during the 3 years between turning 18 and 21! Where have those years gone!?

In celebration of my 21st birthday, I thought I would publish a post sharing 21 facts about myself that you may not know about me! I always enjoy posts like these because you can learn so much about an individual in just one small post!

On with the facts...

01. If you hadn't guessed by my opening paragraph, I used to be (and secretly still am) a massive fan of The Wanted, I was obsessed...
02. I have met 3 members from The Wanted at an airport... see I did say I was obsessed... maybe a little too obsessed...?
03. When I was younger, I took part in quite a few sports such as swimming, dancing, karate, football and tennis!
04. I love watermelon, it's my favourite summer fruit
05. I adore anything to do with musical theatre
06. I have see Lion King The Musical 3 times and I will happily see it again!
07. I have been on TV taste testing jams
08. One day I would like to live in Hawaii... Ultimate dream goal in life
09. Hopefully, I will be in America all of next summer, fingers crossed anyway
10. I have never broken a bone in my body, yet I always wanted too when I was younger so I could wear a cast!
11. I'm a big Harry Potter fan, love the books, love the films!
12. I love being creative, sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if I took more creative GCSE's such as art or textiles!
13. Before I took the animal management/behaviour bath 3 years ago, I studied hospitality for a year and the sport for a year and decided that they both just were not my thing!
14. I love bike rides, when I was younger we would go on a bike ride almost every weekend, I miss those days
16. Getting my photo's printed is some I enjoy a lot. I adore filling my walls up with different photographs that are full of great memories
17. I'm an absolute baby, everything makes me cry, whether its a sad scene or a happy scene in a film, I even cry at one born every minute - such a cry baby me 
18. I'm not allowed candles in my room, which sucks, however I'm a now obsessed with my newly found electric wax melt!
19. Pandora is my favourite jewellery brand, I always want to pick something up when I go to their store
20. My favourite non-Disney animation has got to be 'How to Train Your Dragon'
21. I could eat mash potato all day!

Who knew that thinking of 21 facts could be so bloomin' hard! I really struggled thinking of some interesting facts but alas, there you are, 21 facts about me!

I hope you liked this post and I hope you're all having a wonderful day! Let me know what fact was your favourite out of all of them in the comments below!

T xx