What to watch on Netflix

I’m a huge fan of Netflix. I’m more here for the series than the movies however but I just prefer to watch a series in general. Also if you know me you’ll know when I start a series I literally dedicate my life to it and usually binge-watch several years of a show in a few weeks… I thought I’d make a list of my favourite shows on Netflix as I know a lot of you will be looking for a show to watch over the summer if you’re a student like me or if you’re just looking for something new to watch. I’ve linked the trailers to the first seasons of the shows which I recommend watching as they’ll probably help in deciding whether you want to watch them!

Gossip Girl – Trailer

No of seasons: 6. (2007-2012).

Rating: 6.5/10.

I watched Gossip Girl for the first time when I was 15 and it was the first series I properly got into. If you like girly, dramatic, boy-orientated, American shows then this one is for you. It’s set in New York and features some fab locations, we all love a bit of Chuck and Blair or Serena and Nate (in my case). It’s also really easy to watch and get into, however it is my least favourite on my list purely because the storylines can drag out a little.

Pretty Little Liars – Trailer

No of seasons: 7. (2010-2017).

Rating: 10/10.

I’ve literally watched PLL five or six times now, I’ve lost count I’ve seen it that much. It’s honestly my favourite series ever and even though other series have come close, nothing has beaten it yet! I love the friendship dynamics in this show as well as the relationships of course (personally I’m here for Aria and Ezra and Hanna and Caleb). This series would be perfect if you like girly shows with elements of illegality, drama and mystery!

Riverdale – Trailer

No of seasons: 2 (2016-)

Rating: 8.5/10

I started watching Riverdale last year after I’d heard a few good things about it and I wasn’t disappointed. The storylines are really interesting and there’s always a lot going on which keeps you hooked. This isn’t as girly as the others I’ve mentioned as most of my friends who are boys watch it and love it! It definitely has large elements of mystery and drama, if you’ve seen PLL you’ll love this. I’ve also got a lot of my friends watching it so it must be good!

Dynasty – Trailer

No of seasons: 1 (2017-)

Rating: 8/10

I’ve watched this series since it started and I love it!! Again, this isn’t particularly girly so it could be up your street if you prefer that. It’s very modern and current with their humour and references which is refreshing! Dynasty is one of the least dramatic series out of all my faves but you will like it if you enjoy family-drama storylines, 21st century humour and lots of glamour. There are also a few cliffhangers which has left me impatiently waiting for season two to air!

Suits – Trailer

No of seasons: 7 (2011-)

Rating: 9.5/10

Suits is my latest obsession and I’m also not up to date yet so no spoilers! Suits is definitely a close second to PLL for my all-time favourite series as I love the friendships, the relationships, the drama and most of all, the wardrobe! I’m not going to lie, the only reason I started watching the show was because of Meghan Markle and my new found love for her since the Royal Wedding. I’m really glad I did start watching it and even if you aren’t a fan of Meghan, I would highly recommend it anyway! This is the least girly out of all the series I’ve mentioned but to say I’m clearly a huge fan of cheesy, gossipy, overly dramatic shows, I love this one and it’s none of those!!

 

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Black & white on Checkerboard

I love this outfit! I haven’t worn it before but I love a black and white moment, especially when it involves white jeans.

White skinny jeans from New Look. Similar at Topshop & River Island – I rarely wear white jeans as I always feel like I’d get them dirty, but they’re perfect for the warmer weather and I’m definitely going to start wearing them more. I love that you can dress them down or dress them up and I love how casual they are in this outfit.

Checkerboard Classic Slip-On Shoes – Vans – As you know these are my favourite shoes I own because I love the slip-on style as well as the quirky checkerboard design. You can wear them with anything and I love how they look with white jeans!

Black top from H&M. Similar at H&M & H&M – I bought this top over two years ago and I have hardly worn it since then, it’s been one of those tops that you overlook in your wardrobe and just forget about. It’s made of linen so it’s super comfy and thin which is my favourite combination for a t-shirt. It’s slightly oversized so I can tuck it in which makes the look more casual and easygoing.

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May favourites

I haven’t done a favourites post in a couple of months (as they would probably get super repetitive and boring) but I have some new faves to tell you about! There is a bit of a variety as well so I hope you enjoy reading.

Batiste Rose Gold Dry Shampoo – Superdrug – I’m a huge lover of dry shampoo as I have quite oily hair and sometimes looks greasy the day after I wash it (so annoying I know). Therefore I’m always topping up my hair with dry shampoo and have tried loads in the past, including those by Batiste. However, this one has become my favourite because it hardly leaves any residue and smells gorgeous! I find the others don’t smell too good but this one is so nice!

The Fox Tan Rapid Tanning Mist – Superdrug, PLT – I LOVE being tanned, even though it is damaging I just think a tan can make you look healthier! I have used a lot of tanning creams and sprays but this one has to be my favourite. I found them on Instagram and their feed is amazing so I was inspired to try out their most popular product. As well as using this to tan outside I do use tanning beds occasionally and I have seen results instantly!

Mark Hill Miracoilicious Moroccan Argan oil – Boots – I have been using this nearly a year and is the only oil I’ve tried on my hair that doesn’t make it look greasy, it also helps with frizziness. Since I have bleached my hair recently making sure my hair is hydrated is key!

NYX Professional Makeup Control Freak Eyebrow Gel – Boots – I’ve been using this eyebrow gel over a year now and I’ve only just had to buy a new one. It keeps my eyebrows in place for hours and is relatively cheap to say how long it’s lasted! I would really recommend this to anyone looking for a clear eyebrow gel as it’s honestly amazing!

NYX Professional Makeup Lip Oil – Boots – This is the first lip oil I’ve bought as I usually just stick to lip balms but I really like it as it’s basically a clear lip gloss and really finishes your natural makeup look.

Movie: Truth or Dare – Trailer – I went to see this movie over a month ago now and I loved it! I try to never have high expectations for films as I don’t want them to disappoint but this one was probably one of my favourites! I have to admit the only reason I wanted to go see it was because Lucy Hale was in it and I hadn’t seen her since Pretty Little Liars ended last year! It’s no longer in cinemas (I think) but you seriously need to find this online if you love a jumpy horror that also has a good storyline!

Series: 13 Reasons Why Season 2 – Trailer – I watched the first season of 13RW last year and I really enjoyed it, I know it brought a lot of controversy which I can understand as some themes were very explicitly shown but these issues should have awareness. I was super excited for season two, but after watching all thirteen episodes I was quite disappointed. I was apprehensive to see what they would do with the series after a good first season and I’m not sure if I would have done the same. I didn’t like how in the trial, the theme was finding who was to blame for Hannah’s suicide, how can anyone be blamed for that? Again, issues were raised throughout with the intention of making people aware of them, however in the final episode the scene in the bathroom really wasn’t necessary at all and I literally had to leave the room because I couldn’t watch it! Overall I’ll give it a 6/10 as I did enjoy it more than I didn’t as there are storylines and themes that I really disliked and some that I did.

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What have you been loving this month?

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Tommy & Vans

I’m finally back with another OOTD, will hopefully be doing more of these as I love writing about my outfits and taking photos of them. Last week I went into Manchester with one of my best friends Kiran to take a bunch of photos for our blogs and Instagrams. We had the best time and I thought I’d share my outfit with you.

Tommy x Gigi Rock Tour crop from ASOS (no longer available) – Zalando, Yoox – I always forget I have this tee as honestly it’s not my favourite, the fit isn’t perfect but I love the design on the front and back. I’m also a fan of Gigi so when it was on sale on ASOS I couldn’t resist.

Black Jamie Jeans – Topshop – These are the best style of Topshop jeans and probably the only ones I will buy, they’re mid rise and I love them! They fit perfectly as you can choose your waist size and leg length to suit you which is definitely necessary! If you’re looking for a good pair of skinny, mid rise jeans, Jamie are the way to go.

White Classic Slip-on Shoes – Vans – I love slip-on Vans as we all know and these are the most recent addition to my collection, they’re super comfy and perfect for summer to style with jeans, shorts, skirts, etc! Keeping them clean is going to be difficult though!

Blue Light Wash Distressed Oversized Denim Jacket – New Look – I bought this denim jacket last summer and it is probably my favourite jacket I have, it’s super easy to wear and goes with anything. Denim jackets are my favourite as they come in a huge range of colours and are perfect for spring/summer when it might not be warm enough to go without a jacket.

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What I got for my 19th birthday

I did a poll on my Instagram and some of you wanted a post on what I received for my birthday which was Monday 23rd April, I love reading and watching videos on this type of thing so I thought I would do one! (I’m also including things I bought with the money I was given). I’m super grateful for everything I recieved and this was my best birthday ever!

Skagen Karolina Mesh Watch – ASOS – I have been wanting a silver mesh watch for a while and this one is everything I was looking for! It’s perfect for everyday wear as well as going out. I’m still obsessed with this watch and I’ve had it almost a week!

Urban Decay De Slick Setting Spray – Feel Unique – I have been searching for a good matte setting spray for a while and have tried a few already but haven’t really found an effective one. I’ve been using this for almost a week and have fairly positive reviews, I’m not 100% sure if I love it yet but I’ll report back.

Benefit Hoola bronzer – Boots – This is my go-to bronzer and is literally the one makeup product I couldn’t live without. If you know me you’ll know how much bronzer I put on and it still lasts a good 5 months which makes it worth the £! I’d definitely recommend this bronzer if you’re looking for a good one and don’t mind spending £25.50!

Classic Slip-On Shoes – Vans – Slip-on Vans are my favourite shoes as you may know and I have been loving the white ones lately as they’re going to be perfect for summer! All styles of Vans are super comfy and are easiest shoes to wear as you can wear them with anything, dressing them up or down!

Shining Wish Ring – Pandora – Shimmering Wish Ring – Pandora – I stack these rings together on my index finger and they compliment each other so well! I’ve been wanting ring(s) for my index finger for a while and these are perfect!

Calvin Klein Linear Slide – Foot Asylum – I actually love sliders (unashamed) and I have been looking for some I can wear around the pool on holiday etc and I love these! I will probably be living in these in the summer (along with my white Vans).

Yankee Candle Vanilla Bourbon Tea Lights – Amazon – Vanilla Bourbon is my favourite scent from Yankee Candle and it’s actually discontinued now so you can only get them online (I think!). It’s been my fave for ages now would definitely recommend if you enjoy this scent which I’ve linked here to give a description.

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P.S. Sorry for the sporadic blog posts recently (I haven’t been posting on my usual Fridays), I’ve finished my first year of university a couple of days ago and I’ve had several assignments to do so I’ve been really busy as well as celebrating my birthday! They will hopefully become more regular from now on!

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Skincare favourites

I’ve always been a fan of skincare as it’s super important to look after your skin and have a proper routine because you literally have your skin your whole life and you want to be looking 20 at 40! If you don’t have a skincare routine I suggest you start otherwise you will regret it 10-20 years down the line. Even if it’s just cleansing, toning and moisturising! Today I’m talking about my favourite products I use daily!

Garnier Natural Aloe Extract Moisturiser – Superdrug – I’ve been using this moisturiser probably a year now and I love it and cannot see myself using any other. I use this in a morning (sometimes on a night) and it’s so cooling and refreshing leaving my skin feeling super hydrated.

Bioderma Photoderm Max Tinted Aquafluid SPF 50 – Feel Unique – I use this tinted moisturiser everyday as it makes my skintone more even and is a nice base for my makeup. It doesn’t leave any streaks and is super easy work into your skin! This is my favourite tinted moisturiser I’ve used to date because of the light coverage and the no streaks.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Cucumber and Green Tea – Beauty Bay – I’ve raved about this spray in previous blog posts and on my Instagram so all I’ll say is, if you haven’t tried this or any of Mario Badescu’s other facial sprays you 1000% need to! It’s super refreshing and hydrating and will be perfect for the warmer months.

Nip+Fab Dragons Blood Fix Cleansing Pads – Superdrug – I love these cleansing pads as I use them after taking my makeup off with micellar water to make sure I have allll the makeup off my face. They also last ages as I sometimes forget to use them… They aren’t a necessity but it is nice to use a product after removing your makeup to cleanse your face.

Clearskin Pore & Shine Control Exfoliating Scrub – Avon – My mum bought this recently and I’m always up for trying new products so I tried it out and was surprised at how good it was. It’s soo cooling and literally makes your face feel so cold whilst you have it on and for a few minutes after you take it off! It’s very weird but I do love it as I have sensitive skin so anything that is cooling I will try!

*Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water – Boots – This is my favourite micellar water to use as I’ve found other brands can irritate my skin even though they claim to be ‘sensitive.’ My skin isn’t irrated by this micellar water but is left refreshed!

*Bioderma Sensibo AR BB Cream – Boots – I love a BB cream as they’re super light and feel just like moisturiser, this Bioderma one is perfect with some coverage so you don’t need foundation! Conceals most redness and makes your skin more even!

*Bioderma Photoderm AR SPF 50+ Tinted – Boots – I have very sensitive skin so this will be perfect for the sunnier months and when I’m on holiday in warmer climates! It has a nice tint aswell so you look sunkissed!

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Clothing & makeup haul

This week I’m doing a little haul of things I’ve bought in the past few weeks from the likes of Forever 21, PLT and Topshop!

Shaggy Faux Fur Jacket (Beige) – Forever 21 – I have been looking for a light-coloured jacket like this for weeks and when I saw this one on F21 at only £25 I couldn’t not buy it! I got a size small for those interested and it fits perfectly. We’re slowly getting into the warmer weather in the UK and I needed a lightweight jacket to take me through Spring and Summer.

Light Blue Oversized T-Shirt – PLT & Black & White Oversized T-Shirts – PLT – I purchased 3 plain t-shirts from PLT (because I live in t-shirts as we know) because I needed to stock up hahaha. I did cut a couple of inches off the bottoms of the t-shirts as they were super long and I couldn’t tie them! Now they’re the perfect length. They’re also really good quality and quite thick which I love.

Light Blue Oversized Hoodie – PLT – This is the first PLT hoodie I’ve bought and I wish I’d bought it sooner, it’s my new favourite hoodie because it’s so comfy and fits perfectly. I did get a size small as I don’t like hoodies too oversized on me. The colour is so pretty and is definitely my new fave.

Black Jamie Jeans – Topshop – I have resisted for long enough as I’ve been searching for a good pair of basic black jeans for ages as New Look don’t sell my favourite ones anymore so I finally gave in and bought Topshop ones. I’m super glad I did though! I love them and they fit really well! Will be buying all my jeans from there in future I think!

Freedom Makeup Eyebrow Pomade in Dark Brown – Amazon – I watched Sophie Clough’s eyebrow tutorial on Youtube recently and decided to buy the product she used as I haven’t been loving my usual powder product as much as I used to. It took me a few days to get used to the Freedom Pomade but I really like it! I couldn’t go back to powder products now! It’s also a really good Anastasia Beverly Hills dupe so if you’re wanting one of them but don’t want to pay £20, the Freedom one works the exact same for £11 on Amazon!

I took photos in the jacket and only the blue t-shirt as all three colours look the same and I’m wearing the Topshop jeans in all of them!

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Neutrals at the gym

So I did a poll over on my Instagram and the majority of you wanted a gym clothes/routine post so here we are! Today I’m gonna share what I wear to the gym/classes, what I do and even some apps I use!

I’ve been going to the gym on and off since I was 16, to be honest I don’t have much to show for it but I do enjoy it (most of the time)! I try to go to a couple of fitness classes a week at my local gym as I prefer them to just going to the gym. They have more structure and there’s someone telling you what to do which is easier that finding a routine to follow in the gym lmao.

If you take away anything from this post it will be that I shop at ASOS too much… Also that I wear a lot of neutrals.

Adidas Black Leggings – ASOS – I wear these leggings all the time, even if I’m not going to the gym I’m most likely wearing them around the house. They’re my favourite leggings I own as they’re super high quality and the perfect length.

Adidas Sports Bra – ASOS – This bra is super comfy and cute, if you’re looking for a low support bra this is perfect as I don’t really need much support hahaha.

Adidas Training Legging – ASOS – I got these the other day and they’re so nice! I love the design, I’ve been looking for some new gym leggings for a while and these were perfect!

ASOS 4505 Training T-Shirt – ASOS – This t-shirt is super affordable and perfect for the gym. It’s £12 but with the 20% student discount a couple of days ago it was under £10 which is fab! You can’t go wrong with these types of gym tops as you can wear them to any classes and the gym.

Reebok Stone Wash Muscle Tank – ASOS – This is my fave style of gym top because of the drop arm holes, it’s super relaxed and comfy. I defo recommend this style as its the easiest to wear.

Nike Running Strappy Tank Top – ASOS – I do prefer tops with no sleeves at the gym as they keep you cooler which is definetely something I need!

Adidas NMD R1 from Footlocker. Similar links – Foot Asylum – I’ve spoken about my NMD’s in multiple blog posts so I won’t rattle on too much. As you will probably know, these are my fave, go-to gym trainers as well as wearing them as a fashion statement, they’re the comfiest shoes ever!

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T-shirt obsessed

If you know me, or even if you don’t, you’ll probably know I live in t-shirts. I just love  wearing them normally, tucked in or even tied in a knot! For everyday, t-shirts are my go-to as they’re easy to wear and are super comfortable. Below are a few of my favourites!

Black Beverly Hills Fur Slogan  – Missguided – I actually love this t-shirt so much, it basically sums me up. Some of you will probably recognise it from RuPaul’s Drag Race which I don’t actually watch but when I googled the phrase it came up hahaha. I just love the fur detailing! I usually wear this slightly tucked in at the front or not at all depending on what I’m wearing it with.

Barbie x Missguided Grey and White  – Missguided – I’ve had this a while now and it’s one of my go-to t-shirts when I’m unsure on what to wear because it’s so cute and incorporates two of my fave colours. I usually wear this tied at the front, tucked in or just normally if I’m wearing it with leggings. It’s super good quality and definitely worth the price!

The Hamptons White cropped – Topshop – Similar at Topshop – Another slogan tee… Who wouldn’t want to live in The Hamptons? This is a super chilled t-shirt as it’s slightly cropped, the bottom also has the effect that it’s been cut which is super cute.

White Girls Girls Girls from Topshop – Similar at Miss Pap, Miss Pap, Missguided, ASOS – I’ve had this since last summer and I still love it, white t-shirts are my fave. I always wear this tied as it’s actually super long which is kinda inconvenient!

Lilac California tee from Forever 21 – Similar at Forever 21 – This tee is super thin and perfect for summer, I really love the colour even though I don’t wear lilac much. It’s a perfect length to just wear normally.

Perfect Graphic Levi tee from Levi’s – Similar at ASOS – I bought this last week at an Levi’s outlet store as I couldn’t resist. Would I really be a true t-shirt lover if I didn’t have a Levi’s one? It’s quite thin but perfect to tie or tuck in!

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