August Edition | I'm Currently

Monday, 21 August 2017

Summer is almost over!

Watching: 47 Meters Down. This happens to be the most recent film that I've seen at the cinema as I've been away for a week so haven't had the chance to watch anything. It's a pretty good film! I was sat watching it on the verge of having a panic attack because it was so tense! 

Reading: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. I have literally just started this book so I can't comment on how it's going!

Smelling: Chupa Chups cherry scented candle. My lovely boyfriend gave this to me as part of a Valentine's Day present and I've only gotten around to burning it now! It's only small so it won't last a very long time but it still nice to burn in the evening to make my room all cosy.

Listening: Sorry not sorry by Demi Lovato. I use to like Demi Lovato as a teenager but she sort of lost me with her previous album as I wasn't really that into it but I am loving Sorry not Sorry at the moment! 

Excited for: The cooler months! I know that we haven't really had much of a summer here but I'm not a massive lover of the hot months. I much prefer the cooler months and I also much prefer the fashion during the cooler month. I'm so looking forward to being able to wack on a cosy jumper! 


Coffee, Cake + Cat Lovers Read This Blog Post

Friday, 18 August 2017

Calling all lovers of cakes, coffee and cats

So basically during my little break away, my travel buddy and I visited the cat cafe in Manchester. Yup, you read that right, the cat cafe. Insert all heart eyed emojis here please, thank you. In today's blog post, I thought I would share our experience with you all.


How much is the cat cafe?
£12 each!

Do I need to book?
No, you don't but it's probably better if you do book so you're guaranteed a place.

How many cats are there?
If I can remember correctly, there's 12 cats all together.

Will I be able to see all the cats?
The cats have their own private part which the public aren't allowed to go into as they need some time on their own which is understandable. The only downside for us humans if that the cats don't want to come out, then they won't come out so it's best not to get your hopes up if you're looking forward to seeing a specific cat.

Can I stroke the cats?
Course you can! You're not allowed to pick them up or chase them round the room. By chase they also mean that you won't follow them around the room. If it's obvious that the cat doesn't want to be touched or bothered by you, then you leave them be. 

What happens when I go into the cafe?
I can't speak on behalf of the people who do the walk ins but I'll go through what happened when we visited. You're given a time slot and you're allowed to be 15 minutes early and 15 minutes late (I'm unsure of what happens if you're late) you then have to sign something to say that you won't hurt the cats, pick them up, chase them or give them your food. They also tell you that the cats have sharp claws so there is a chance of them scratching you but I can't imagine them scratching anyone. Not unless you've angered them or they're playing with you and they do it by accident. You're then given an option of taking your shoes off or to be given something to be worn over your shoes if you want to wear your shoes into the cafe. We both opted to take our shoes off. Once that's been decided you're given a locker key and this mini log book to take in with you, this log book tells you what time that you've entered and what time you should leave by. One of the best things about the cat cafe is that all the drinks are free. Yes, you heard that right: ALL THE DRINKS ARE FREE. Hot, cold, doesn't matter, you can drink your entire weight in coffee if you want to! They did have an amazing selection of cakes on display but we didn't have any, you do have to pay for the cakes but you give your log book to people serving at the counter and then you pay for it once you leave so you don't have to bring in your purse or anything like that.

The atmosphere is so relaxed and chilled in the cafe that I could of easily spent hours in there just drinking, chatting and stroking the cats. The cats seemed to be very relaxed as well, they just did as they please and there wasn't any signs of distress or anything awful like that. They had so much to play with, they were very spoilt! 

When it comes to cats, I love them all but I have to say that Bert (the cross eyed cat above) was my favourite. We didn't see much of him because he came out as we were starting to leave but oh my, he was very handsome. They were all absolutely gorgeous though!


The Best Place To Print Your Photos

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

I've been using this website for well over a year now 

I've been using Snapfish for long time now and I've never been disappointed with how my photos turn out. I was introduced to it from a friend's family member and she mentioned that she's never had any problems with them so I thought I would give it a go. 

One thing I really enjoy doing is going through old family photos, the ones that are kept in big massive photo albums that weigh an absolute tonne and it got me thinking: I don't own any physical copies of the photos I take. There's a big difference between going through someones photos on their phone and actually looking at them physically in an album. If I ever were to have children (not anytime soon though!) I think it would be nice for them to go through photos of me when I'm in my early twenties because who knows in a few year, Facebook, Instagram and all those other social media platforms might not exist. I mean, just look at Bebo. Bebo was all the rage back when I was a young teenager and then all of a sudden, it just vanished into thin air. 

Not only can you print off your photos on Snapfish but you can also order things that would be great for presents for people. You can make your own photo books, put your photos onto canvases and even onto mugs! I've only ever bought printed photos off Snapfish but I think the photo books sound like an awesome idea. 

Snapfish is an amazing website because they have deals on every now and then which I always try and take advantage off, plus they're always pretty speedy with their delivery. I don't think I've ever waited more than a week for my photos

So if you're looking for a place to print off your photos or if your stuck for present giving ideas then I highly suggest you give Snapfish a quick look! Also, I just want to mention that I'm not being sponsored or being paid for this post, I just really love this website and will continue to use it!


The Two New Summer Reads

Saturday, 12 August 2017

I'm trying to hard to get back into reading

I thought I would do this quick little blog post to give you an update on how I'm doing with my mini reading challenge. Here's my update: ti's not going very well. I've read eight books so far and I set myself a target of reading thirty by the end of the year. So yeah, I'm doing a pretty pants job at this reading thing but the good thing is, is that I haven't actually given up. I'm still plodding along with reading.

The charity shop is one of the main places were I buy my books, that and Amazon. I love going into charity shops and having a quick browse at the selection of books they have to offer me. It's a great place to pick up books because they're very cheap and the money you pay goes towards helping people.

Whilst at the charity shop, I spotted two books that I've been meaning to buy but just never really got around to doing so. Everything, Everything has been mentioned in Zoella's book club and after reading the blurb and the good reviews I thought I would give it a go and with it being priced at 75p, I couldn't really say no. I also spotted The Sun Is Also A Star which is written by the same author - Nicola Yoon. 

One of my guilty pleasures is probably reading teenage romance novels. I don't really know why but I just enjoy reading them. Even as a teenager I use to enjoy reading them and I doubt that I'll ever grow out of reading them, well I probably will, just not any time soon.

I flicked through the chapters of the books and they seem really short which is really ideal for me. Long chapters don't really work with me as I tend to read at night when I'm sleepy and I have to finish the chapter before putting the book down so when they're short and sweet, I can stop reading whenever I want to. 

That's all for now so keep an eye out for reviews of these books on my blog!


My New Favourite Mascara

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Find out about this absolute bargain that I found in t.k maxx

I love mascara, it's probably my favourite makeup product and I've said this for a really long time. I knew that the mascara that I was currently using was getting a bit old and wouldn't last much longer so I made a mental note telling myself that I needed to pick some up asap. A few weeks back, I was in t.k maxx (where I spend half my wages - the other half goes to McDonalds in case you were wondering) and I spotted a box in the reduced bit. It should of been £28 but, I managed to get it for £9 which I think is a bit of a bargain. Whilst reading the information on the box, I saw that I was getting a mascara and a pencil eye liner, which I don't really use but I think I might start wearing it if I'm going out somewhere nice. I thought £9 for a mascara and an eye liner was pretty decent but it wasn't until I opened the box when I saw that it contained 3 mascaras and a eye liner. Now, £9 for three mascaras and an eye liner in my books is an absolute bargain. 

When I had unscrewed the mascara, I was a bit shocked to find that the shape of the brush was very small. I'd say that in come cases, it could potentially be a third of the size of a standard mascara brush. The reason why it's so small is so you can get every single lash on your eye and I completely agree with this, when using this brush, I am able to coat all my lashes in mascara. With the mascara brush being so tiny, it makes it perfect for those who coat their bottom lashed in mascara. I personally don't do this because I think that my bottom lashes are pretty long anyway, so when I add mascara to them, I end up looking like a creepy doll.

At first, I was a bit sloppy with applying this, as for some reason, I kept getting it pretty much all over my eye lids but the more I used it, the less this stuff happened. Which is a good thing because I hated having to wipe off mascara from my eye lids which had just been freshly covered in eye shadow.

After using this mascara, my eye lashes look a lot more thicker and a lot more longer and with minimal clumping! There's only so much mascara clumping a girl can take. My only minor issue with this mascara is that it's very wet and when I say this, I mean it takes a while to dry and can easily smudge. For example, I was cutting onions the other week whilst wearing this mascara and oh my Lord, those onions made me cry. I pretty much had a full on crying session and when I looked in the mirror, I looked like the fifth member of Kiss. I had mascara running all down my face. Despite all my mascaras that I own, none of them are waterproof and I fully believe that none of them would of run down my face like this Revlon Ultimate All In One did. So that would be my only downside to this mascara, but it could possibly be that I applied one too many coats because I do love my mascara.

Sorry this photo looks awful, my camera wouldn't focus properly but I thought I would put this photo in to show you how small the 'brush' is! It's tiny! But this mascara brush is small and mighty and it 100% gets the job done.

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