Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Body Shop Christmas Haul

Hey lovelies, this boxing day I went a bit a crazy and brought a ton of new bits and bobs from many shops and Body Shop was one of the shops I had to visit! I brought a couple of bits and I'm really happy with them


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Web Design Tips For Start Ups

Hey lovelies, so today lets talk about web design, which for us bloggers and for online businesses is so important – we all want our websites to look amazing and have the best impact that they can. But this post is something that will be useful to everyone!

1) More is less

When looking for layouts for your website more is always less. The more you add to your design can take away from your content which is not something you want. Go for a design that suits you but also think about your readers! The same can be said about fonts – the simpler the better!

2) Whitespace 

Whitespace again is so important for how your content is viewed, too much on the page and no whitespace will make your page distracting. 

3) Imagery 

Let’s talk photography/pictures. Never have massive photos on your website unless the fit a purpose, the large file sizes will slow down how quickly your page is loaded and this can be have the opposite effect you want it to. Also make sure your images are relevant to your page – if your website is about food then maybe don’t have lots of pictures of shoes etc.

4) Fonts 

Simple fonts are always better; they make reading so much easier. Although fancier fonts might not be used by everyone and more unique they just don’t look as good on your website. 

5) Ads 

Now having adverts on your website is a personal choice. I personally don’t have on mine anymore but if you do decide to run ads don’t have loads of them. They’re a great source of income but too many of them can clog up your page and make it look so unprofessional and distracting. If your ads make people leave your page it’s doing the opposite of what you want!

So these are just a few tips but I hope they really help you as these have been really useful to me! If you have any confusion about web designing then there are a lot of companies who provide web design services such as Tekfirst in North Yorkshire offers amazing web designing services to its clients all over UK!

* This post is in collaboration with Tekfirst* and their Make things worth sharing campaign.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Birthday Gifts + HP Studio Tour Haul

Hey lovelies, so it was recently my birthday and I'd thought I'd share the gifts that I got with you and the experience that I had with at the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour! I turned 21 and I genuinely had the best day ever haha.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Wishlist 2016

 Hey lovelies, so as one of my blogmas posts I'd thought I'd give you my little wishlist as it's my birthday this month too! There aren't many things on this list because I'm super fussy but I did ask for new pillows for Christmas as well haha.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

It's my birthday

Hey lovelies, so if you haven't seen the balloons on twitter, it's my birthday and I'm 21 today! If you can't tell I'm so excited to finally be 21 being in my last year of university on an art course I'm by far the youngest in my year.

Today I'm spending the day at the Harry Potter Studio Tour with my boyfriend, auntie and nan which for me is so lovely because I rarely see my family on birthday being in my university town which is a long way from my home town. I also got a ton of cards from people when I visited home the week before last and it meant so much to me because I normally only get 4-5 cards from my immediate family but this year I got one from everyone. When we get back from the studio tour we are going to revolutions for cocktails ( espresso martini come at me). If you want to see a birthday haul of gifts and things I've brought from the tour let me know!

I love birthdays so much I've literally been counting down till today for the last three months, I'm honestly so happy to be 21 now. I can finally drink in America and go to the UK underground cinema club, who knew you'd have to be 21 to finally see a film slightly underground haha.. I'm also going to do some birthday shopping this week as I religiously buy myself a birthday gift every year, I'm thinking of buying some more vice lipsticks, a new coat and new watch.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Budgeting in December

Hey lovelies, how quickly has December come around? It's crazy. Since early July I've been on a spending ban in the hopes of saving some money and this is continuing into December! So here are some tips for saving money this month!

1) Look around

When looking for presents/wrapping/stocking gifts - make sure you look around many places will sell the product somewhere else for cheaper. For example B&M have the same wrapping that's in Clintons but it's so much cheaper at B&M. You might be able to find some real gems for a bargain price! Sometimes outlet stores have great bits too.

2) Be realistic

It's normal to want to spoil the people you love but if you can't afford to - you can't afford to. Know what your budget is and how much you can spend - just don't put yourself in a position where you spend too much and can't afford to live ( I know people who have done this and do this every year)

3) Plan and budget

Knowing what your budget is going to help, this helps you set a guideline for what you can spend - not just with gist but food and bills too. It's easy to add mince pies, wine and christmas cake and other bits to your shopping and spending other money. Also heating is a necessary in December! I'd suggest buying a notebook or if you have a financial planner use this and just split your money weekly/monthly so that you know exactly how much you have!

4) Leave your card at home

Now you must be thinking Kayleigh why would you even suggest this? Whether your shopping/celebrating/ at the staff party taking cash will be adequate, your card will mostly inspire impulse buys and with cash once it's gone it's gone.

So these are just a couple of tips! I'd love to know your tips for saving money this December.

If you enjoyed this post check out my, Staying Creative After UniversityPlaces To Visit in 2020 and my August Wishlist

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Pick n Melt Christmas Box*

Hey lovelies, so today is a candle post! If you've followed my blog for a while then you would know how much I love candles/wax melts etc. Pick n Melt are a candle/wax brand that offer a ton of different products I personally received the Christmas Gift Set* (standard) which retails at £15.60.


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

20 Films To Watch Over Christmas

Hey lovelies, so now it's December and the most wonderful time of the year and I have some film suggestions to share with you if you're stuck with what to watch or just want something festive to watch. I love films and some of my favourite are included in this list!

1) The Grinch
2) The Holiday 
3) The Nightmare Before Christmas
4) Love Actually 
5) Elf
6) The Polar Express
7) Arthur Christmas
8) Home Alone
9) Muppet's Christmas Carol
10) Die Hard
11) Gremlins
12) Bad Santa
13) Mickey's Christmas Carol
14) Frozen
15) Deck the Halls
16) Edward Scissorhands
17) It's A Wonderful Life
18) Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas
19) A Christmas Carol
20) Scrooged 

Most of these are animated, romance or older movies as these are my personal favourite for christmas. I love all the Disney Christmas films I think they're so sweet ( not the biggest Frozen fan though) and I used to watch the Mickey mouse ones every year with my dad and mum as child. I'd love to know what your favourite Christmas film is, let me know in the comments!


Saturday, December 03, 2016

Lazy Dogs Footwear*

Hey lovelies, so recently I was sent the most luxurious pair of slippers that I've ever had in my entire life. They were sent to me by the lovely Lazy Dogz* and I've genuinely worn them everyday since they have arrived. They're the comfiest slippers I've ever own, hands down.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

8 Things I love about the festive season

Hey lovelies, so I thought this would be a cute little post to kick off December!

1) Christmas Coffees -  Whether it's Costa/ Starbucks/ Nero I love festive drinks. My current favourites are the Costa soya gingerbread latte and the Starbucks soya toffee nut latte, both with an extra shot of coffee just because.

2) Cold Weather - I much prefer winter to summer. I would much rather be cold and be able to warm up than to be sweating to death and struggling to cool down (unpopular opinion I know). I also love raining afternoons, wet leaves and snow.

3) Snow - I know it very rarely snows in December but I'm still dreaming of a white Christmas.

4) Family - I love seeing my family at Christmas time, it's so nice to go home and relax for a few days and see my grandparents. It's also one of the few times a year when I see all my family together.

5) Food - Although I'm a vegetarian I still love roasts and roast potatoes are my life. I also love christmas cake ( no raisins tho) and I literally drink my weight in spirits on christmas day! Plus is it even christmas day if don't eat your weight in ferreros?

6) It'll be Oscars first christmas - Even though he's a kitten, I've brought so many presents for him and lots of toys. I'm very excited and it's really special to me. I know this is very lame.

7) Scarves - I love feeling cosy and scarves are my all time favourite accessory. Is there anything better than an oversize coat, scarf and coffee in hand? I think not.

8) It's my birthday in December - As a child I was always someone who hated being born in December because every year I'd watch people forget my birthday or do joint gifts and basically treat it like it was part of Christmas. Now I really enjoy celebrating getting older!

Just a little post but I'd love to know what you love about the festive season to, let me know in the comments and happy first of December.