Friday, 4 November 2016

Friday Feeling: Album of the Week

rljlowe | Album of the Week

Another week, another album. It's getting so difficult to pick new albums to listen to, I've started to go into the "unknown/dreading" pile, which I'm hoping all pleasantly surprises me! This week is no exception, I actually listened to this album longer than a week just because I wasn't ready to switch CDs just yet...

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

November Goals

rljlowe | November Goals

The time has finally arrived! It's skiing month! I'm so excited to get all my things together and packed up, ready to go on a new adventure with Rob and my besties. Here are my goals for November...

Monday, 31 October 2016

Thoughts on October

rljlowe | Thoughts on October
This month has felt quite full-on and I can't really get my head around what happened in October. I know that the mornings and evenings got darker, making it really hard to get out of bed for work, and my laptop charger completely packed in. I never realised how much I used my laptop before I was stuck staring at the battery slowly depleting.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Friday Feeling: Album of the Week

rljlowe | Friday Feeling: Album of the Week
Honestly, can you believe it's almost the middle of October? I feel like I'm banging on about it, maybe it's just me getting older, but this year is flying by! I feel like I've been really busy these week but on reflection, it doesn't really seem like I've accomplished anything - annoying! This week I've been really enjoying my car tunes, find out why...

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

An Honest Look into My Ski Season Experience

 As you may know, last winter I was living in the French Alps working as a chalet host with Rob. It was the first time I'd ever been skiing and to say I was a little apprehensive is a huge understatement. I didn't know if I'd enjoy skiing, we were both unsure on what chalet hosting would be like, it would be the first time we properly lived together, and I really hated the cold...

Monday, 10 October 2016

My Autumn Kindle Picks

rljlowe | My Autumn Kindle Picks

Whilst I love reading, I never seem to "find" the time to do it unless I'm on holiday where the sole objective is to get tanned and relax! I read quite quickly which is an absolute nightmare on my bank balance, I mean, I know Kindle books are cheaper but they soon add up. After finishing Game of Thrones, I found myself a little lost and couldn't find any books I thought I'd enjoy. Here are some that helped fill that little literary hole.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Friday Feeling: Album of the Week

rljlowe | Album of the Week
The weeks are going so quickly, I'm not sure if it's something to do with the darker evenings now or the fact that I go to bed way too early! I keep thinking that July was only last week, I reckon I'm in denial. Maybe good music has helped the week fly by, check out what I've been listening to...

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Sneak Peak: Lush Christmas Launch 2016

rljlowe | Lush Christmas 2016
 On Friday night, I was kindly invited by the lovely ladies at Lush Worcester to attend their Christmas launch. I had such a lovely time looking at all the new products (and the return of some old favourites), whilst having some drinks, nibbles and demos of the new collection. Obviously I couldn't leave without taking some pictures of the products, to say a took a "few" is a huge understatement!

Honestly, this post is going to be very picture heavy, it can't be helped when all the products are so pretty! So prepare yourself...

Monday, 3 October 2016

Thoughts on September

September was actually a really good month for me. It's usually around this time of year that I start to feel a bit low and tend to have a hard time getting myself out of the funk but for some reason, this year has been completely different. 

At the end of August I attended my cousin's wedding and was asked if Caitlin and I could perform her first dance song - which we obviously agreed to (I love first dances and nerves aside, it was really special to be a part of their day). Leading up to performing, I was feeling quite nervous because I've never really played in front of my family and this gig was kind of a big deal... 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

October Goals

I honestly can't believe it's October already, this year is going horrendously quickly and I'm not sure if I'm okay with it. On the plus side, I go off to the Alps next month to start my second ski season (it might seem crazy to those who knew my experience last time but it's going to be different this time; I swear). I'm usually a summer baby but there's something about the air this year that I'm really enjoying. Driving in the dark, wrapped up with the heating on and some good music playing really makes me happy in the autumn/winter months.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Friday Feeling: Album of the Week

rljlowe | Friday Feeling: Album of the Week

I've know, I've been a bit absent from the blog this week. Now it's starting to get darker earlier on in the evenings, taking blog pictures has become a bit of a nightmare! Figuring out when to take pictures is next on my list... But I'm back with my album of this week!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Friday Feeling: Album of the Week

rljlowe | Friday Feeling: Album of the Week - Jack Garratt

I've been thinking about doing a weekly "feature" on the blog for a while now but I wasn't really sure how to go about it or if it would work on rljlowe. The other day I decided I need to stop worrying and just do it, give it a try. So here we are. My car doesn't have an aux cable or the radio, so I rely on CDs for my entertainment on the drive to work and it's helped me discover some new music and also re-discover some old favourites...

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Lush Pamper Routine

rljlowe | Lush Pamper Routine

Every now and again I love to have a nice, calming pamper evening and Lush is definitely my company of choice when it comes to pampering...

Monday, 19 September 2016

Weekend Wash Bag Essentials

rljlowe | Weekend Wash Bag Essentials
With living an hour away from Rob and driving to his house almost every weekend, I like to think that I've got my weekend essentials down to a T. When I first started packing for a short weekend away, I would always forget things or pack the unnecessary so I thought I would try and save you from the same mistakes...

Friday, 16 September 2016

Sleek Matte Me Lipstick Review & Favourites

rljlowe | Sleek Matte Me Lipstick Review & Favourites

The matte, liquid lipstick hype seems to have died down a little bit now. Things got crazy when Kylie Jenner released her own line (to be honest, I would love to try them but I just can't afford it!) and I think a lot of brands realised how popular these lipsticks would be. When trying to find a cheaper alternative to the Kylie lip kits, I came across the Sleek Matte Me lipsticks and decided to pick a few up to try...

Monday, 12 September 2016

The Best Drugstore Red Lipsticks

rljlowe | Best Drugstore Red Lipsticks
Whenever I think about makeup in summer, I always think about a bold lip. I tend to sway towards a bright orange or red but I think vampy lips look so nice when you've got a bit of a tan, hence the cheeky purple lipstick making its way in...

Friday, 9 September 2016

What to Take to University - 2016 Checklist

rljlowe | What to Take to University - 2016 Checklist

It's coming to that point in the year where University offers are coming through, everyone's choosing where to study and trying to get everything they need for halls. I remember scouring through various different websites and blogs trying to find out exactly what I should take with me but I eventually ended up having to mostly guess. So I decided to put together a list of the things I took to Uni with me. 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

My Favourite Nude Lipsticks Under £10

rljlowe | My Favourite Nude Lipsticks Under £10
When I'm wearing lipstick I usually end up smudging it or forget to reapply to keep the colour fresh, so nude lips are an easy wear for me. Whenever I'm makeup shopping, I'm always drawn to the nudes and pale pinks so I thought I'd share with you some of my favourites for under £10.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Back to School Essentials

rljlowe | Back to School Essentials

It's that time of the year again, schools and colleges are starting back up and every stationery shop in the world is reminding you of that. I used to love going stationery shopping for school and I'm actually quite sad that I don't have a reason to do it anymore. Nevertheless, I've written about what I think are the essentials for going back to school.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

September Goals

rljlowe | September Goals
I seriously can't believe how quickly the year is going! September usually means getting ready for school, college, university or graduation for me, so it's really strange that nothing academic is happening this year. Rob's birthday is in September though and I love thinking up ideas to celebrate with him and how to spoil him...

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

My Summer Missguided Wishlist

rljlowe | Missguided Wishlist

Over the past few weeks, I've been spending some time on the Missguided website, scouring through their holiday and dresses sections. After deciding last month that I was going to introduce more colour to my wardrobe, I was careful not to put too many blacks and whites into my wishlist but some may have sneaked in...

Monday, 1 August 2016

August Goals

rljlowe | August Goals

I'm so happy that it's August! I'm hoping this month will be sunny, relaxing and full of fun - I haven't been in the sun/ on a beach in over a year now. I was so spoilt at Falmouth being able to walk to the beach whenever the weather was good - so I'm really excited for my first holiday in two years at the beginning of the month.

Friday, 29 July 2016

5 of My Favourite Instagram Accounts

rljlowe Favourite Instagram Accounts

Over the past few months, I've fallen in and out of love with Instagram. I would go weeks without posting anything or even open the app! I think the new algorithm really made scrolling through my feed so unenjoyable. I really like things being in chronological order and it just doesn't sit quite right in my head seeing images posted 12 hours ago following an image that was posted 2 minutes ago!
Nevertheless, there are a few Instagram accounts that I just love to look at and will always keep checking for new pictures, no matter how much I'm out of love with Instagram.

Friday, 1 July 2016

July Goals

rljlowe July Goals

I can't quite believe that it's July already! I think the huge amounts of rain and grey skies we've been getting haven't really helped that "Summer feeling". But with a new month, brings some new goals.