Life Update | Where Have I Been?

You may have noticed that I haven’t really been posting on the blog lately and I owed you an explanation since I don’t want you to think this has anything to do with me losing interest in blogging. Trust me, I haven’t. I have expressed before that this blog has always been kind of like my happy place and that I just wanted it to be a place for positivity-only. The problem is that obviously, life isn’t always all rainbows and flowers and I don’t want my  problems to have a negative impact on the blog.

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ll know that my parents are currently separating and this is obviously going to huge change in my life. I have actually expected this separation for years now but for it to actually be happening is something else. I also don’t have a good relationship with my father and this separation raises huge questions for my future life and his involvement in it since I’m over eighteen and don’t have any obligations towards him. I’ve also been supporting my mum 100% during this hard times, even if that means shifting the parent/child relationship from time to time – after all she’s done for me, I feel like the least I could do is help in any way that I can.

We’ll also be selling our house because it’s getting way to expensive for us and I have to admit that having strangers come into my personal space and not knowing where I’m going to go next isn’t the most comfortable thing I’ve experienced. It’s actually quite scary to me that I have no way of helping in any way.

The whole environment I live in has been quite complicated lately so I’ve tried as much as I could to focus on positive things in my life & avoiding the whole thing either by staying away from home or drowning in my books and tv shows. My mental health has of course been affected by all this and I try as much as I can to stay as sane as I can by reminding myself of how lucky I am for many things I have in my life anyway. I have started writing a lot again (outside of the blog obviously) because it has always been the best therapy for me.

As for the blog, I do have some blogposts idea and will of course post them as soon as I feel like writing them. It will remain a positive place filled with things that I love and I know that the struggles I face on my everyday life will somehow turn into one of those positive things with time. I believe that nothing can be completely negative, and you just have to look for the positive outcomes, which I am trying to do on a daily basis !

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10 Books for the Summer

Books for the Summer

To me, the best thing about summer is the time I get to spend reading. Whether it’s on the beach, in my garden or just in my room, the good weather always makes me want to get away from my laptop and enjoy my day. Maybe it’s because being on holiday that truly allows me to escape because I have less things to worry about (although let’s be honest I’m never 100% relaxed haha). I thought I’d share with you a little selection of books that are perfect for your Summer.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

1 – Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

I mean if you’ve been following me on social media for a while, you know that I’ve had an obsession for The Sisterhood last year. Such an obsession that I’ve been putting off watching the movies this year by fear of going back to this state haha (I feel sorry for my family tbh) Although The Sisterhood movie is a childhood favourite of mine I never read the books so last year, I decided to buy the first one and I really enjoyed it. It’s a really quick read and combines really sweet stories of friendship, love and family. I really liked the fact that we followed the four girls’ summer and their different adventures. Also, I was really surprised to see how different Lena’s love story was compared to the movie ! I haven’t bought the second book yet, nevertheless the rest of the series but don’t worry, you’ll know about it if you follow me on my social media 😉

The Most Beautiful Thing

2 – Fiona Robyn – The Most Beautiful Thing

Alright, this book is for older readers but I absolutely loved it. My cousin bought it for Christmas a few years ago, along with a few others but this one the first one that I read. The book tells us about Joe Salt and two summers he spends in Amsterdam, at his aunt’s house. He’s only fourteen when he first goes there, and there are a few confusing things but don’t your worry, everything will make sense once you get to the second part, when Joe returns years later 😉 I really liked the growing relationship between Joe and his aunt Nel, it was probably my favourite thing about the book to be honest. Plus, the way the author portrayed mental illnesses like depression in the book felt very honest and I really enjoyed her style.

Eleanor & Park

3 – Rainbow Rowell –  Eleanor & Park

I haven’t finished this book yet, I’m only halfway through but I’ve been really enjoying it. There is something about Summer that makes me want to read love stories and Eleanor & Park’s relationship is just so pure and innocent, I love it. I’m really fond of the two characters, especially Eleanor who is just going through so much regarding her family. To be honest, except for the tapes the characters listen to and exchange, I don’t really feel like the story took place in the 80s ! I can’t wait to see where the book is going to take me !

Journey to the River Sea

4- Eva Ibbotson – Journey to the River Sea

I read the book about two years ago and if I’m not mistaken, finished it in a couple of days. Ibbotson tells the story of Maia, an orphan sent to her distant relatives in the Amazon. Maia will be extremely disappointed in them (trust me, you’ll hate them) and the young girl will instead befriend the local Indians and especially a boy planning to find his Indian mother’s people after his European father died. This story of dreams and adventure is so well written, I can’t see how you could dislike it.

We Were Liars

5 – E. Lockhart – We Were Liars

I have recently written an entire post about this book recently, which you can read here but I still had to include it in this list. I mean after all, the entire plot is about a Summer that the protagonist forgot about and tries to remember. You’ll totally get the Summer vibe you’re looking for, along with some mystery (do I have to remind you that the plot twist blew my mind?) and family relationships (with a bit of romance but it’s not the most important part).

A Year of Marvellous Ways

6 – Sarah Winman – A Year Of Marvellous Ways

I bought this book last year, mostly because it was the only book in English in the bookshop haha. I was amazed by the way the author wrote, how magical it was. I love knowing about all the character’s backstory and then have them all meet but that does mean that the story has a slow start. Let me tell you that if you keep reading, you won’t be disappointed by this beautiful story.

Girl Online

7 – Zoe Sugg – Girl Online

This book series is the only youtuber books I have bought, mostly because I knew that Zoe had wanted to be an author for a while and because it was fiction. This book is actually the reason why I wanted to really start this blog. I could relate so much about the main character and really appreciated the way she portrayed her anxiety because it made me feel less alone in this. I haven’t read the last book yet, but I need to do so as soon as I can !

Maybe Someday

8 -Colleen Hoover – Maybe Someday

I posted about this book almost two years ago (how crazy is that???) so if you want to read a much bigger review about it, you can find the post here. Basically, I really enjoyed this love story  and had a lot of emotions when I read it (don’t worry, I only cried once, the rest was mostly laughter !). Plus, the songs mentionned in the book were recorded by Griffin Peterson and they’re quite amazing as well so listen to them as well ! 😉

The Girl On the Train

9 – Paula Hawkins – The Girl On The Train

This is probably the most different book from the list but not everyone loves stories about relationships and people in general. If you’re more into thrillers, than this book might be perfect for you ! I also have a post on this one that you can read here. My favourite part about the book was probably that you could read from three different point of views and so see the characters not only the way they’re portrayed by the protagonist but as they really were, which I thought was interesting. Also, I definitely wasn’t expecting the ending ! If you don’t know if you should stick to the movie than I suggest you read the book because it’s much better than the movie (at least in my opinion !)

The Raven King

10 – Maggie Stiefvater – The Raven Cycle

If you’re looking for adventures than I suggest you read the Raven Cycle series. This is probably one of my favourites book series ever ! All the characters grew on me and now that I’ve finished the book, I miss them a lot haha. The story was so different than the usual young-adult fiction, it was refreshing. There are so many things happening though (all the characters having their own particularities) I wouldn’t know how to explain the books to anyone tbh ! It’s apparently going to be adapted in a TV Show which I’m looking forward to, except if they screw it up because I’m going to be extremely mad if they do haha

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I am now on Bloglovin !

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Just a little post to let you guys now that I am now using the Bloglovin website to share the blogposts so if you’re on bloglovin as well, make sure to follow me there so you can have the latest posts on your feed ! I know it can be hard to read all the posts when you read quite a few blogs so bloglovin could be a great way for you to stay updated on all your favourite blogs !
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Don’t worry, the blog will be back with its normal posts soon enough 😉

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May Favourites 2017

I’m kind of confused about May because although I feel like it went by really fast, I also feel like it’s been such a long time since the beginning of the month ! Although failing my driving test was kind of a bummer since I have to wait about 3 months to retake it, May has been good to be, between the end of my exams, the good weather and just enjoying my life more than I have in a while (blame it on uni). I have quite a few favourites for you this month, so get ready !

BEAUTY

Absolute New York – Velvet Lippie

I used to have a love/hate relationship with this liquid lipstick bc although I loved the colour, it used to dry my lips quite quickly and didn’t last very long. Now that I’ve found out that putting a lot of chapstick to hydrate my lips and putting a nude lipliner all over my lips before I applied the liquid lipstick fixed these issues, I’ve basically been wearing it every day !

So Susan – Light Diffuser (illuminator & bronzer duo)

Contour was never part of my makeup routine but as I was experimenting, I decided that trying wouldn’t hurt. I used this duo, which is basically the only contouring makeup item I own and I actually really liked the result ! It contains both a highlighter and a contour shade, which was good because both go well together. Plus, they are chocolate scented, so what’s not to like? 😉

Nicka K New York – Airbrush Blending Sponge

Although I already owned blending sponges, mine were flat, so I thought I’d try this one and boy was I not disappointed. My foundation was so well  blended with this one that you couldn’t tell I was wearing any ! Given how worried I am that my foundation might be too visible, this sponge totally works for me !

TV SHOWS

TV Shows

The Handmaid’s Tale

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know about my current obsession for The Handmaid’s Tale. I first heard about the show because Alexis Bledel was part of the cast, and then realised that the book was on my shelf of books to read. Although I finished the book, the show is still airing every wednesday and so many things were added to it that I’m still anxious every episode. The most interesting thing about this book/show is that, although it is dystopian, everything that happens in it has happened in history or is till happening today, which is the scariest thing to me. I don’t see anyone talking about this show but honestly, please watch it.

Unreal

I used to hear so much about this show but only decided recently to start watching it. It was absolutely brilliant. The sick thing about this is that although you know how wrong the manipulation is just wrong, you’ll love it. I feel as awful as the producers are in the show. The funny thing is, I watched The Bachelorette this week (don’t judge me) and I kept imagining the production of the show and Quinn yelling after everyone. You’ll never watch reality TV the same way, trust me !

Sense8 Season 2

We’ve waited so long for this second season, you’d think I would’ve taken my time to watch it. Well no. I’ve watched the season in a matter of two days. This show is just so addictive ! Honestly one of my all-time favourites. There’s just not one thing I dislike about it. Now I can’t wait for the next season !

MUSIC

Music

Noah Cyrus – Stay Together

I absolutely love Noah Cyrus’ music. The only other song I’ve really listened to is Make Me Cry but if every song of hers is as addictive as these two, then count me in ! You can totally hear a certain ressemblance with her big sister’s voice but their music is totally different ! I just can’t wait to hear more from her !

Shawn Hook ft Vanessa Hudgens – Reminding Me

It’s been years since Vanessa last released music so when this song came out, I got very excited. The song totally fits her voice, very relaxing. Hopefully, she’ll make a real comeback in the music industry soon enough because I love hearing her sweet voice ! 😉

Miley Cyrus – Malibu

Speaking of comebacks & the Cyrus family, queen Miley has made her comeback ! She’s been one of my favourite artists for over 10 years now (wow, that’s crazy) and I was so glad to hear that she was releasing new music ! The country vibes totally fit her voice and the song is just perfect for the Summer ! I can totally see myself listening to it on the beach.

Selena Gomez – Bad Liar

When two of your favourite artists release music, you know it’s a good month. I ave to admit that I didn’t really like the song the first time I listened to it but now, I’m totally addicted to it ! It’s just so different than what we usually hear on the radio, I love it.

PEOPLE

Acacia & Jairus

I’ve talked about how much I loved Acacia’s videos when she was pregnant, but let me tell you that now that her little Brinley is born, she is giving me major baby fever ! Acacia & Jairus are currently daily vlogging, which I have really been enjoying ! Congrats on the little princess !

Kate Hudson

My sister and I are  having a Glee marathon, and we’re currently onto the fourth season, which is the one Kate Hudson is in. It totally reminded me of the crush I’ve always had on her and since I’m currently watching A LOT of « chick flicks », a few of her movies magically appeared on my list (I mean How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is one of my favourites). I suspect my sister to have a crush on her too tbh haha

Freddie Prinze Jr

Obviously, watching a lot of chick flicks meant watching movies of the 90s (the best if you ask me) and Freddie Prinze Jr was in a few of them. I never watched any of his movies but have been obsessed ever since I watched She’s All That. Also, I found out that he is married to Sarah Michelle Gellar and my mind is blown haha

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How not to turn into a couch potato on Summer break

Alright, it may seem a little early for some of you to talk about summer break, but truth is, it’s already that time of the year for me. My Summer break is incredibly long since I’m in uni, given that my classes only start again at the end of September. Five months of Summer break but let’s be honest, I’m going to spend most of my time at home since I usually go on holiday for about two weeks and my job will only take place in August. It would be easy to just turn into a couch potato but then I’d feel as if I was wasting my time of freedom haha. So I thought I’d share with you how I’ve been trying to be productive – at least a few hours per day because let’s be honest, I do spend a lot of times watching my shows anyway.

1 – Make A To-Do List

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I find that for me, making a to-do list is the best way to make sure I get things done throughout the day. I have a journal that I use exclusively to « plan » my days. Of course, I don’t write absolutely everything on them, with the hours and everything because I don’t want to feel as if I wasn’t free to do anything I want but my objective is to get everything done by the end of the day. It’s also the best way to feel like you were productive, just by seeing everything on your list being ticked-off. Make sure you don’t overload your to-do list. Be realistic, know yourself and what you’re capable of because otherwise, you might feel discouraged if you don’t get everything done. I usually plan my week every monday, and just spread everything over the week so I get a little bit done every day.

2 – Deep Clean Your Space

If you’re a bit of a freak like me, your space (whether it’s just your room or your entire house) might be filled with stuff you don’t even use but you’re too scared to get rid of (« but what if I eventually change my mind about it? »). Well now is time for you to gather all your strenght and get it over with. Truth is, if you’ve never used some of the stuff (whether it’s clothes or something else), you might never do so keeping it will do nothing but take up space you could have better use for. Deep cleaning your space could not only be beneficial in the space you’ve gained, but you can also sell some of your stuff or donate it, which could be beneficial both for you and another person ! You’ll feel much better afterwards, I promise.

3 – Take Care Of Your Body / Work Out

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Spring/Summer is the best moment for me to start taking care of my body. Although at winter time, the coziness -meaning unhealthy food and hiding under oversized clothes- is the most important thing to me, knowing that my skin is going to be showing when the heat comes back is usually a good enough motivation to start taking care of my body again. I just feel like it’s important to feel good about yourself. I don’t mean that in the way that I have to lose weight and just have a « beach body » but I want to have a healthy body and feel good in my skin. Taking care of yourself is extremely important and I can’t wait to see some change in me.

4 – Help Around The House

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This one is mostly for the people who, just like me, still live at their parents’ house. My mum works all week, comes back home and cooks for us, spends her weekends doing laundry… Given how much time I have on my hands, I thought important to help her around the house as much as she would let me so she could have time to herself. Since we’re in the process of selling our house, we need the house to look as good as possible so I like to help either by cleaning, sorting some of our stuff, helping with the different chores… This way, not only am I being productive, I’m also showing my mum that I appreciate everything she does for us and allow her to relax as much as possible.

5 – Go Outside For A Few Hours

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The sun is out and so should you. Although locking yourself in the house, blinds shut so you don’t have any reflection on your laptop/TV screen, would be the easy way to spend your day, you might regret doing so at the end of the day, when you see that you haven’t moved all day, or in a few months, when the sun will be reported missing. I’m not saying you should spend your day outside, going out with your friends every day or anything like that. You could just lay in your garden (or in a park if you don’t have a garden) with some music, book, tan, do whatever you feel like doing as long as you spend a few hours outside. It’ll be good for you, trust me. Also try to see your friends at least once a week so you get a certain social life 😉

6 – Try Something New

Summer time is the best time to start doing something you’ve always wanted to do. You have all this time on your hands, so you’ll have as long as you want to practice whatever it is that you want to do. Learn how to read music, how to play an instrument, how to draw, a new language… There are so many possibilities, you can be sure to find something that suits you. As for me, I’ve decided to improve my drawing skills since I’ve always wanted to be able to draw. I even have an instagram page if you’re interested to see my progress ! (the point of the instagram page is only to easily see the progress I make throughout time, I have no intention of becoming an artist haha)

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We Were Liars

I went to WHSmith a few weeks ago to buy some books, especially since I knew I would be going to England soon and honestly, I can’t go on a holiday without at least three books. We Were Liars was on my list of books to read for quite a while now so when I saw it at the store, I instantly grabbed it. Out of all the books I bought that day, I decided to start with this one, just because of how intrigued I was by it. Keep in mind that I didn’t know anything about the story and the back of the book kept a certain mystery that intrigued me even more.

We Were Liars is about a family who spends their summer on their private island. The ‘Liars’ mentionned on the title are the three older cousins in the family (Johnny, Mirren, Cadence) and their friend Gat. One summer, an accident happens that leaves Cadence in the hospital. Cadence, who is the narrator of the story, has no memory of the summer of the accident and when  she finally goes back to the private island, she decides to find out what happened to her.

I really liked the plot of the book, first of all because I love family stories. Having a family house on an island where we usually see each other every summer (I mean we don’t own the island the way they do in the book but still haha), I could relate to Cadence being excited to go there, be cut out of the world and enjoy the time spent with her cousins. I truly felt like the Liars were my family. I also find it funny how they call their little cousins  « the Littles » because that’s what I call my cousins’ children. I really appreciated that the book included a family tree and a map of the island, so we can more easily understand and picture the story – I tend to get easily lost if the story has too many characters haha.

Just like Cadence, we really want to know what happened that Summer. There are so many moments in the book when just like the main character, you sense that something isn’t right, in the way her family is behaving around her, especially because everything seems to have changed since Cadence last came to the island. You can honestly feel like they’re all hiding something and you just want to know what it is. I had so many theories going on in my head everytime Cadence had a new memory or her family said something odd, but let me tell you that I didn’t expect it to end this way.

The ending was so surreal to me that I had to read it twice just to make sure I didn’t misread it. WHAT A PLOT TWIST ! (don’t worry I won’t spoil) It’s one of those books which have you confused the entire time but when you finally have the answers, everything just makes so much sense !

I absolutely loved this book and want to read more of E. Lockhart’s work because if it’s anything like this one, I know I’m going to love it. I actually read the book in one day, just because of how addictive it was. Definitely recommend it, even though I wasn’t a complete fan of the writing style of the author – the story is completely worth it.

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April Favourites 2017

I can’t believe it’s already the end of April. This month went by so fast ! I thought I’d share with you some of the things I’ve loved the most throughout the most. Unfortunately, I haven’t been wearing makeup much (I don’t usually wear makeup when I have exams and let’s just say I’ve had exams all months haha) so there won’t be a beauty part in the blogpost but don’t worry, I have a few other things to talk about 😉

MUSICMusic

Cheat Codes ft Demi Lovato – No Promises

This song has been stuck in my head for weeks now. Such a fun song to listen to when you’re in a good mood and just want to dance around your room ! I feel like it’s gonna be one of the songs I’m going to listen to the most this summer !

Selena Gomez – Only You

The whole 13RW soundtrack is absolutely amazing but this one is probably y favourite – it just suits the show so much ! Selena’s voice is so relaxing I swear I could fall asleep just by listening to it.

The Moana Soundtrack

Alright, I’ll talk about the movie later in the post but I felt like the soundtrack deserved its recognition. I am absolutely obsessed with it ! All the songs have been stuck in my head and I’m not complaining ! But then again, I love all Disney soundtrack so it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone haha

TV SHOWS

Tv shows favourites

Thirteen Reasons Why

Everyone has heard about Thirteen Reasons Why but I couldn’t not mention it. I read the book years ago and it’s been one of my favourites ever since. I had been waiting for the adaptation for so long but was nervous when it came out because I didn’t want to be disappointed. It’s been weeks since I finished it and I’m still broken by it. I can’t even begin to tell you how important this show is to me ! Definitely became one of my favourites.

Revenge

I first began to watch Revenge years ago but it took me a while to finish it just because I suck at keeping up at shows and take 6 months breaks at the middle of a season haha. I loved how original this show was compared to most shows. I’ve always been interested in books/movies/shows around the subject of revenge so it was perfect to me haha.

Broadchurch

The last season of Broadchurch finished airing and I still can’t believe it’s over for good. To be honest, I like crime shows but tend to get quite bored with them. I didn’t get bored with this one, that’s for sure. I  love how different the three crimes were (one per season) so it didn’t feel repetitive. Also I liked the way they showed the impact of the crimes on the town, that even years later you could still feel the loss. The way the show is shot is also so amazing I can’t get over it !

MOVIES

Movies favourites

Rogue One

My brother bought the Rogue One DVD a few weeks ago and since I hadn’t seen it (my brother and my dad went to see it on Christmas Day, whilst I was working) I was really excited to finally get to. I knew nothing about the movie except for when it took place, so it was a total surprise to me. I don’t want to spoil it to anyone but boy I wasn’t expecting to cry this much near the end haha

Moana

I watched Moana last night. I’ve been wanting to for months now but every time I was looking for a movie to watch, I just forgot about this one. I watched it with my entire family and we all loved it. It was absolutely beautiful in every way, and very different from other Disney movies. I just wish we could’ve seen more of the pig.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I know, I’m late to this one as well, what a shame. My cousins came for Easter and since we’re all such fans of the Harry Potter universe, we decided to watch it together. I loved absolutely everything about it. I just thought it was funny how Newt was a Hufflepuff raising magical creatures because every one knows that’s what I would’ve done too. I guess it’s a Hufflepuff thing 😉 I can’t wait for the next movie !

BOOKS

Books favourites

E. Lockhart – We Were Liars

This book was one my list of books to read for quite a while now, so when I went to WHSmith and saw it, I immediatly grabbed it. I didn’t know anything about the book. I actually have so much to say about it, I’m thinking about dedicating a whole post just about it so the only thing I’ll tell you about it is  : WHAT A PLOT TWIST !

HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH

My favourite part of the month was definitely going to England to see my family and celebrate my little cousin’s birthday. I miss them so much and England has always felt like home to me ♥

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Favourite TV Shows !

As you all know, I am pretty obsessed with tv shows. I basically spend 80% of my free time watching them (the other 20% are spent sleeping tbh) and I just don’t seem to get enough ! The annoying thing about me is that I go through phases and could spend months watching the same thing and then stop and start something new which means I’m basically late on every one of my shows. Doesn’t seem to stop me from starting new ones though haha. Anyways, my friend Daniela Pires uploaded a video on her youtube channel listing some of her favourites and I thought it’d be an amazing idea to do the same here, in case you’re looking for something new to watch or just someone to fangirl with (I’m your girl). Obviously, I have a lot more than just what I’ve listed but these were the ones that came into my mind 🙂

Gilmore Girls

It's Friday night, we should be out partying with the homies

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I mean obviously I have to start with my ultimate favourite show, right? This won’t come as a surprise to anyone but I am completely obsessed with Gilmore Girls. I even dedicated a whole post to the show a while back. This is probably the most relatable show I’ve ever watched just because I basically am Rory. This is the perfect show to just relax on the couch, either when you’re sick, need a to laugh.. It’s just a feel-good show. Just trust me and watch it okay?

One Tree Hill

Everyone should have that. A place that makes them happy.

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I mean One Tree Hill is a classic, if you haven’t watched it (first of all how) than you just need to. My brother and I used to watch this show all the time when it came on TV. Also a really relatable show but definitely less funny than Gilmore Girls, since it’s a drama. I can’t wait to marathon it with my sister once we’re done with Glee, just because of how important this show is to me. My love for Brooke Davis has been the same since day one and Naley will always be my relationship goal. Good reminder that friendship and family are both really important and that you need to follow your dreams, no matter what people tell you !

This Is Us

The Big Three

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I think This Is Us is my favourite show of 2016. I mentionned how excited I was for it in my TV Shows I’m Excited For This Autumn blogpost and boy I was not disappointed. I think this show may have drained all my tears. It’s just such a powerful and beautiful show. You will love every single member of the Pearson family and get way too involved with their well-being. I already loved Mandy Moore and Milo VentimigIia but I’m just obsessed with them at this point. I can’t wait for Season 2 !

Thirteen Reasons Why

Hannah Baker Crying with Clay Jensen

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I read the book Thirteen Reasons Why years ago and it has been one of my favourites ever since. After all these years waiting for an adaptation, I was quite nervous to see the result but to be honest, the show is even better in the way that it gets deeper into the story. Having delt with some of the main subjects of the show, it was important to me for it to be rightfully represented. The awareness spread by this show is so important, I even watched the show  with my sister for her to realise how actions/words can impact someone’s life. I feel like everyone could benefit from the show.

Broadchurch

Stay out of my way

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I started watching Broadchurch a few weeks ago and basically finished the two first seasons in a few days and had to wait for new episodes of the third seasons to come out. The show just ended this week, which I’m really bummed about. I love everything about the show – the scenery, the actors, David Tennant’s accent, the mystery… I actually found out who was guilty for each crime but never knew their reasons, which is why I was still looking forward the reveal at the end of each season. Plus, everyone was still shady so I wasn’t sure I was right every time. I also really appreciate the way some serious topics are dealt with in the show, but I won’t spoil it for you 😉

The 100

We survive together

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Obviously, I love the 100, I wouldn’t have gone to a convention if I didn’t. Although I first started it because I love shows about people surviving in an unknown territory, I just really enjoyed seeing the show grow and get more serious with time. For some reason, I really enjoy watching people fight until they die, it’s therapeutic to me (I sound like a total psycopath but I mean it as in the violence in the shows keep me from being violent myself, I could never do what they do) We’ve watched the characters grow, lose so much and it just seems like they’re never gonna find peace, which is quite scary. But it also shows the will to survive, fight for your people and shows how difficult it is to draw the line between what is necessary and what is unforgivable. I just find it sad that some people just care about their ships when the show is about so much more than that.

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England getaway !

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As some of you may know if you’re following me on my social media (linked below as always), I went on a little England getaway last week to visit my family with my mum and my sister and celebrate my little cousin’s 7th birthday. Although I’ve gone there a few times in the last years, my mum had only gone once, almost 20 years ago and my sister had never gone so we thought it’d only be right to fit in a day to go to London and be tourists for a while. We had a little picnic and then walked around the main touristic areas of the city for the rest of the day. Thankfully the weather was the absolute best ! Obviously, most of the pictures I took involved some of my family members, especially my littles, so I won’t be posting those, but I did manage to find some pictures without and thought I’d share them with you !

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All Pink Everything !

Absolute New York – Velvet Lippie

Trifle Cosmetics – Lips Parfait Exotic Fruits

Jeanne Arthes – L’Eau de Rose 

The Body Shop – Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet

Pink is that color that everyone seems to hate because of how « girly » it is. I was one of those people too, but to be honest, I was kind of an all-black person anyways haha. For some unknown reason, I seem to have become an all new person wanting to wear flower dresses and pastel clothes and wear a pretty pink lips. I looked around my room the other day and realized that pink seems to have taken over all my stuff – whether it’s my stationery, makeup, blanket, hoodie… It’s EVERYWHERE. I’m not complaining though, otherwise I wouldn’t make a blogpost about it. Although I first thought I’d put everything I own in pink, I thought it’d be quite random, so I’ve decided to stick to beauty products since I use them on a daily basis 🙂

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