My week in photos: wc 07/08/17.

Latey Lauren, again. I've had another full on week with work and exploring and when it came round to Sunday I was knackered. And then it was back to work again on Monday. I know, excuses.

My week in photos: wc 31/08/2017.

I've decided to start making blog posts with some pictures of what I've been up to rather than just writing about it all. 

Life Update: From Aberdeen to Edinburgh


 I've moved to Edinburgh for the next few weeks to work over the festival and to spend some time with my family, and hopefully, see some of the festivals. 

10 ways I can relate to Bridget Jones.

"To Bridget, who we love, just as she is."

I found a copy of Bridget Jones' Diary for 79p a few weeks back and it made me realise how much I want to re-read the series. 


And I remembered just how hilarious the books are, and the movies for that matter. If you haven't seen Bridget Jones' Baby I suggest you bloody well do so now.

Review: 'The Girl of Ink and Stars' by Kiran Hargrave



This book may have been awarded the prestigious Waterstone's Children's Book of the Year (2017) but it is certainly not just a children's story. 

The 20th Anniversary of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'


Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and I've been thinking about the impact the story has had on my life since.

When I was 7 my sister bought me Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for Christmas. That means I grew up with Harry Potter, he's been in my life for 16 years - that is more than half of my life. 

My Favourite Eyeliner.


A lot of people compliment me on my eyeliner or ask me how I manage to do it. The truth is you need the right equipment.

That probably sounds silly, but believe me, if you don't know what works for you then how can you create the look you want?

Review: Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman is a breath of fresh air. As a woman watching the movie you certainly feel a sense of power and pride, I mean it's the first female-led superhero movie in a long time. Wonder Woman is exactly what we need in 2017. She is inspirational. She is feminist. And she is badass.

My Summer Reading List.


Summer is finally here! Uni is over and it's time to relax and re-charge before the new semester. I plan on relaxing with a good book (or 10). 

Here is my list of books I want to read over the next few months before uni ruins reading for me again. (Warning, I've been practicing using photoshop, so there will be some poorly edited pictures throughout... gotta start somewhere, right?!).   

Taking a lil study break.


Exams are a week today and I am freaking out. I mean seriously, I don't feel prepared at all.

Eyelash Extensions: Yay or Nay?




For the Student Achievement Ball on Saturday I decided to treat myself to some eyelash extensions.

I'd always wanted to try them and my sister is a big fan.

Review: 'The Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins


I feel as though I'm a bit late getting on the bandwagon here, I did read this back in December time (I think) and I'm finally getting round to a post about The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

I'd heard a lot of hype about this book. Number one bestseller, major film and Stephen King even said: "[it] kept me up most of the night!" Me too, Stephen.

An Evening with Stuart MacBride


Waterstones sometimes have author events, and for some reason, I have never taken advantage of that. That is until Monday night. 

A couple of weeks ago I was just popping in to buy a book I really wanted when I saw posters of the event everywhere. An Evening with Stuart MacBride. And I knew I had to go. 

Review: '13 Reasons Why' and what it taught me.



I'm not gonna lie, I put this on because I ran out of things to watch on Netflix and thought it sounded like the earlier seasons of Pretty Little Liars.  So I thought 'why not?'. Boy, was I wrong? 

It was late on Thursday night, I'd been gutting out my wardrobe and decided I needed something on in the background. Little did I know this would capture my full attention.

Hello, again.



I can not believe it is now April and I haven't blogged once this year. Not once.


In fact, I haven't posted since the 24th November, what happened to my little obsession? Last year my blog was my pride and joy, and I strived to make it successful.