The List: 21st April 2017

21 April


Oh, heyyyy. Just monkeying around in the cinema. I haven't linked my outfit as it's all mega old except my bag, which you've heard me banging on about for weeks. Hope you all had a mighty fine Easter/four day week. Let's not beat around the bush, here's what I've enjoyed this week.


I had a very family-centred Easter, with a family lunch on Good Friday and then spending the rest of the long weekend helping my boyfriend to paint my auntie's house (read: cuddling the cats and making tea). It was lovely to hang out with my family, I really need to make more of an effort to see them as I always have a fab time and really do appreciate them.

I also got to meet my cousin's new baby Alex, he's the cutest thing I've ever seen and so snuggly. How do people who have baby siblings/nieces and nephews not feel broody all the time?

Exam results

I frickin' passed my tax exam, yes yes yes! I was all prepared to receive a message saying I'd failed on Monday morning, so when I woke up at 2am and saw the message saying "PASS", I squealed in delight, waking my boyfriend up in the process.

Although I'm thrilled every time I pass an exam, I'm very proud of this one in particular as I had less than two months to learn the study material and the textbook was literally thicker than a Harry Potter book.

So you know, if you have any tax questions, hit a girl up.

Sign of the Times

I know Harry Styles's single was released a few weeks ago now, but somehow it slipped my mind last week. I'm not sure how, considering I've played it on repeat since. I'm not sure what I was expecting from him...but it wasn't that.

The song is beaut, his voice is beaut, he's beaut. I'm not a fan girl, honest...

What I've been reading this week:

It all blew up this week, didn't it? If you were busy eating your Easter eggs on Monday, you may have missed all the drama on Twitter re: bloggers using Instagram bots to increase their engagement/following. As much as I find it irritating to see the same users constantly following and unfollowing me later, and disagree with making a living through fraud, at the end of the day it's just a photo sharing app and publicly shaming people isn't helpful and can lead to false accusations being chucked around. Hannah's post about the drama really resonated with me.

In a similar vein, Megan shared a couple of her favourite 'Grammers in a bid to create a bit of positivity following the uproar. I love how Megan has designed the post in such a creative way, it's inspired me to look into making my own posts a bit more aesthetically interesting!

As you'll know if you're a regular reader, follow me on Instagram or have ever set eyes on me, I love my winged eyeliner. I'll go without foundation on, sure, but make me leave the house without my trademark flicks and I feel like I'm naked in public.

Anyway, aforementioned eyeliner obsession means that I'm always interested in new liners to try. I read Emma's review of the L'oreal Ultra PrecisionSuper Liner and I think I'm gonna give it a whirl. As much as I'm a makeup fiend, I usually find written reviews kind of boring, but Emma's style of writing kept me interested. She also has some serious liner skills.

Anyway, I'm off to my local Boots to hunt this bad boy down, BYE.

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