'Tis the season to be cosy...

Fa la la la la, la la la la...

The lack of sunshine and late nights makes me want to just curl up in my warm bed and not do anything that requires movement. The only thing that actually makes me look forward to autumn/winter is the colours changing, wearing hats, scarves and layering, hot chocolate etc. So I thought I'd share some of my current 'loves'.

Not only does this mug remind me of my, frankly, awesomeness, it was a 'gift' from one of my closest friends and it looks like it was just made for hot chocolate and whipped cream. 

From New Look and it's on sale now!
I got this cardigan in the biggest size I could find (18) so I could just snuggle inside it. My mum hates how looks because it does make me look a bit like a green bear/granny but even she admits it is warm and cosy! 

'My armour':

1. New Look: This actually had a bobble but I felt too much like an extra from the Bobinogs so I er pulled it off. 

2. Deichmann: These cut off gloves were an impulse buy and I've been wearing them every time I go out, only downside is my fingers get a tad cold!

3. I got this scarf/shawl as a present years ago from my uncle in Germany so I'm not sure where you can get it. 

                                So what are your favourites?



Obsessing over:

Loved these! 
Getting back into reading! It's bad timing but hey ho better late than never eh! Even if I should be knuckling down to do all my uni work, I can multitask sort of.

Current go to lipstick.
I've been trying to rotate the lipsticks I use, found this gem and I've finally found a way to make it work for me needless to say love it! 

Hero in a tube I'll tell ya!
I have mildly sensitive lips and they react badly to several lip balms and I've been trying to find one that doesn't give me an allergic reaction and moisterises etc. and this is essentially the 'answer to my prayers' thank the lord! :)

Istanbul! Oh how I miss thee!
 We went to Istanbul in the summer for a few days and my God is it beautiful. It is drenched in history and is a mix of the old and new. I think I'm going to dedicate a whole post to this magical place (least of we thought so!). 

Slightly over dosing on these!
You know you're never too old for sweets, as long as you take care of your teeth and all you'll be fine! Well that's my way of thinking, so I don't feel guilty. Ever since I was small I loved the jelly sweets you know like gummy bears etc. then I grew up and realised that most sweets like that I can't have because they have gelatine in them and all. Now there's halal ones and I'm essentially making up for lost time! Oh and did you know there are now HALAL Haribos?

 *faints with joy*


#1 Hunger Games Trilogy

Hey There!

So I recently finished reading the Hunger Games (recently being months ago) and it released the inner (and highlighted the outer) geek in me.

 I love books. It’s a statement and a declarative. I love the smell of well-thumbed, slightly dog-eared books that have been read and loved. Seriously, I’m extremely anti-Kindle. It doesn't compare to cuddling up with a good book and turning the pages with these magical things called fingers. I digress.
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Needless to say, there are some good books and bad books. There are good books that capture your interest and flow and then there are good books. The kind of book that appears in every say 10 books. Rare as pearls, magical, special and mind blowing. I know, it’s a book but like I said earlier I love books so this fanatic-ness is to be expected really. 

But seriously, I’m sure you’ve read a book that really grips you and you’re drawn into the world that is being described. The characters become so real to you and everything that happens to them you feel. Everything else pales in comparison to the drama and intrigue unfolding in this world. The rare times you have to stop reading, it still plagues your mind. Or am I the only one like this? The kind of story that even when you finish the remnants of the magic of the book is still with you and it slowly fades away. 

Anyhow, God I go on! The point is the Hunger Games trilogy fits the bill. It was all kinds of gripping! I’m sure by now you've read it and/or watched the movie.

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Set in the future, in Panem, where everything is controlled by the Capitol, the world is divided into 12 districts. The Hunger games is an annual event where 2 tributes (one boy and a girl) from each district have to fight each other to death. 

All I can say is - read the book, there's intrigue, love, adventure, excitement; it might make you laugh, it might make you cry and you might fall in love with the characters. You and I might have different tastes, but I love it and you might too.
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