Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Weekend in Liverpool

I don't get out much so this post is mainly to show off that I actually left my house to go somewhere other than work. 
We stayed, as we do everywhere we go, in a Travelodge. They are always in the most amazing locations and we got ours for an absolute bargain considering this was the view.
Look at that sunset!!

Our trip to Liverpool was originally supposed to be a trip to watch the gymnastics but by the time we collectively got our shit together the tickets were sold out, so instead we just had a lovely weekend away. 

My sister wasn't too happy that this was as close 
as she was going to get

My town is ridiculous for shopping. We have New Look, Topshop and not a whole lot else so it's always nice to head to a city and have a look around. As it turns out it's impossible to head to Liverpool One without doing a hefty amount of shopping. Day one included lots of that. Nothing too spendy though, that came the next day from the bad influence of my sister. I spent £13 in Urban Outfitters on a book which I'd best describe as a 'coffee table' book.... I don't have a coffee table. It's been added to my bookcase probably never to be read. Don't cave to peer pressure, kids.

The second day was more cultured with a trip to the docks, after the obligatory second Primark visit. There are always the things you regret not picking up the first time.

I think it helped that the weather was bloody wonderful that weekend but look how pretty it is! I imagine if I lived there (and drank) I'd spend most of my summer living on the docks as the amount of bars in that one small space is something else.

It wouldn't be a trip away without at least one museum visit. Weirdly there are a handful buried between all of the bars and shops. One building we went in housed facts about the Titanic, slavery and customs. I'm obsessed with Nothing to Declare so I loved that last one. 

Two days is definitely not enough time to really explore Liverpool, I'm already planning another which hopefully will be longer.
That being said I'm going to make it my mission to get out of my town more often, even if it is only for a weekend. All of the places I don't live make me super happy. Especially Liverpool. Where else do you see women shopping with their curlers in and not bat an eyelid?

Nikki x

Sunday, May 7, 2017

April Favourites

Hey folks, I hope you all had an amazing April. It's time for another roundup.

Watching πŸ“Ί
Anything and everything with a superhero in. I've been totally immersed in the Marvel universe this month. I’m 100% Team Cap but that could be something to do with my Chris Evans obsession πŸ˜‰

Another month calls for another new tv obsession. I started The Originals a while ago and didn't get into it but I gave it another go recently and I've almost marathoned the first three seasons in less than a week. I'm reluctant to say it but I think I prefer it to The Vampire Diaries.

πŸ’„ πŸ’…
I haven’t honestly been wearing much makeup this month. Out of the house at least. There’s no boredom that can’t be cured by playing around with makeup.
My main love this month is actually more of a love/hate. Benefit’s They’re Real mascara makes my lashes look brilliant. I love the separation and length that it gives. One small snag…my eyes hate it. It makes my eyes stream like crazy. Does anyone know of any dupes??
I’ve also got a perfume favourite this month. Red Door by Elizabeth Arden has been a constant in my collection for about 10 years but I’ve never gone through a bottle at quite the rate I have this month. It’s such a sophisticated smell, it definitely reminds me of older generations but I’m obsessed.

Listening πŸŽΆ 
April’s Top 5
All Time Low – Life of the Party
Paramore – Hard Times
Steps – Story of a Heart
Ultravox – Vienna
Harry Styles – Sign of the Times

Can we all just agree that SOTT is amazing?! It’s literally everything I wanted from Harry as a solo artist and more.

Two of my favourite things collided at the beginning for this month. London and gymnastics. Never in a million years did I think I’d ever actually end up seeing Verniaiev compete but that’s one crossed off the bucket list. The atmosphere in the O2 was incredible and I definitely plan on going to more events there in the future.

My Trek America trip fell through towards the end of March but this month I’ve booked a week in Florida as a replacement. I've now got 10 months to work out whose wand I'll be buying in Ollivanders 

What are you listening to at the moment?
Nikki x
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