In the first two weeks of the New Year, it's pretty obligatory to share your ups and downs of the year and reflect on things. So today is a bit of a materialistic blog post and it's the items, television shows, books and general overall things I loved most which I encountered in 2015.

Favourite Perfume: I was never really a perfume girl until a couple of years ago. I was happy just smelling nice without a brand to go with it, but somehow all of that changed as I hit 19, and I found myself spending ages at perfume counters. I'm quite sensitive to smells and find a lot of perfumes make me feel rather nauseous so when I came across Valentina by Valentino, I couldn't help but pick up a bottle. 3 bottles and 12 months later, I'm yet to find a perfume I like so much. It's quite a fruity, floral perfume but it doesn't knock you out and I've been complimented endlessly. Other perfumes I've enjoyed include Daisy by Marc Jacobs (a classic for most) and Estee Lauder Modern Muse.

Favourite Item of Clothing: My favourite item of clothing was bought in the very first month of 2015. I was browsing the racks of French Connection, looking but knowing full well I was on a budget, when I came across this gorgeous, baby blue, long, spring coat. There was only one left and it was in sale rail, so I tried it on and it fit like a glove. But I was heartbroken when I saw there was no sale price on the tag and despite being convinced it was put there by mistake, especially as the only one of its kind, my friends all persuaded me to take it up to the cashier and double check. Sure enough, the £195 coat was actually in the sale, and I walked only £52 out of pocket and potentially the happiest I've ever been from a purchase ever. Bloody delightful. Although pastels were quite popular this winter, I'm very much a warm wooly coat kinda gal, so I am very excited to get this blue number back out when the sun starts shining again!



Favourite Beauty Product: If you've not heard of Benefit's Watts Up, you're doing something wrong! Watt's Up is a highlighter, which can be used in strobing or contouring and when I was on holiday I just put a bit on my cheekbones with a bit of mascara on nights out. It gives a beautiful dewy glow and is just the greatest investment of my life. I went through a miniature one very quickly, and have now purchased the full size product. And, I'm in love.

Favourite Television Programme: 2015 was the year Harvey Spectre walked into my life, and now any future man has a lot to live up to. If you're in the unfortunate position of not being acquainted, Harvey Spectre is one of the leads in Suits, a tv programme based in New York's biggest law firm. I love anything with a bit of intellect and although I know it's a far cry from real life, I love everything from the solution solving to the romances and ongoing dramas. It's just fantastic and with Season 5 coming back later this month, I know I'm going to be doing next to nothing with my life.

Favourite Book: I may be a little late to the party (200 years late in fact), but in 2015 I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time. And I could not put it down. It lead to me watching the whole 1995 Colin Firth as Mr Darcy series, and then the Keira Knightley film and it's just such a wonderful book to get swept away in. I'm a little biased as classics are my favourite genre of books, Dickens and Shelley rule my bookshelves, but if you're looking for a classic read to begin, it's a perfect starting point. 


Favourite Film: This year I found one of my new all time favourite films, the live action Disney remake of Cinderella. I've heard so many mixed reviews, but I absolutely love it. When I came back I was using loads of words like 'wonderful' and 'lovely' to describe it, it's just so dreamy you can't help but be swept away in it all- and more to the point that dress!

Favourite Blogs: I couldn't be a blogger without reading blogs. They're a source of inspiration and I just love sitting down on a Sunday or after a long day and scrolling through my feed. I decided to pick two blogs because The Londoner, run by Rosie, is probably one of the most popular blogs on the sphere. Never mind the fact she is a jet setting goddess, her recipes are a dream and I've stepped into the kitchen more than once thanks to her. I've also been to various London outlets thanks to Rosie's recommendation and her blog is just wonderful. My other favourite blog of the year is Joli House, run by Lily Kate. I would be lying if I didn't say I'm completely envious of how gorgeous Lily is, and how amazing her sense of style is. I've been reading Joli House for a long old time now and I just love the time and effort spent on every blog post.

Favourite Restaurant: Definitely not the place to visit if you're in any form of a diet or detox, Turtle Bay is a caribbean restaurant where vegetarian options are close to 0 and rum is the only form of alcohol they know the name of. With jerk chicken, goat salad and vanilla and passionfruit mojito's on the agenda, Turtle Bay made it as my favourite restaurant of all time, let alone 2015. The atmosphere is so bright and relaxed and all of the decor makes you feel like you should be looking out onto a caribbean beach.


I hope this post gives some of you a bit of inspiration, if I make another person binge watch Suits, the world would be a better place! This post is a little delayed in its release just because I wanted to update you all on the leg-sitch!

Ciao for Now!
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