5 films you NEED to watch! | Lifestyle

Back in November of last year I did a post about my favourite documentaries of all time, and it was SO popular I decided I would bring you a film version, including my all time favourite films that you NEED to watch, like right now. I am the biggest fan of Netflix, Sky and also Amazon for my documentaries on demand I couldn't imagine a life before them, the days of Blockbuster are well and truly gone, I mean how can you binge watch if you have to keep going out to get more of them. I love being able to sit in front of my TV and just watch programme after programme. I am bringing you this post in collaboration with Contact Numbers who are the BEST for providing you with an access to so many numbers you may need including Sky and Amazon. Contact numbers also created a list of films and television shows that they think you need to watch, to see their recommendations check them out here.

Mean Girls:
Mean girls can basically be classed as a classic right? It's such an amazing film which I have watched over 50 times and I am not even sorry about it, I couldn't imagine growing up without being able to relate to this film for so many things including everyday life quotes. Growing up wanting a life like Regina's including her bedroom.

10 Things I Hate About You:
I watched this film in school in one of the lessons where they stick a on DVD and just make you watch it for something to do. I loved this film for so many reasons, one of the main ones was Heath Ledger. What a gorgeous man. Also the fact that feminism was a HUGE element of this film and to be honest how kick ass is Kat?

Inside Out:
I've only seen this film a couple of times but it has stuck with me, I relate so hard to Sadness, I am pretty sure she is my spirit animal. It's such a fun and feel good film.

500 Days Of Summer:
Such a unique concept to this film, a romcom that doesn't end with happiness, I personally didn't know that was a thing but apparently it is. I love watching it and Zoey is such a fabulous actress, she is the perfect person to play this part. I love the idea behind the film and it is ace that the film has such a 'different' ending.

How To Be Single:
I saw this film on the way to America over the summer on the plain and it was one of the best films I've seen for ages. It is a great film to make you feel better. Without giving too much away it is basically a film about how to be single.

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Alternative Shoes Wishlist | Fashion

Hi lovelies, I hope you're all doing well today! I am back with another addition of my alternative series, the previous two posts have gone down so well (better than excepted) I decided I would keep them coming! If you fancy checking out the two previous posts they are alternative phone cases and bags. So on to the post, I've found so many gorgeous shoes which I could put on this list but only the best of the best made it on, so I hope you enjoy my picks and let me know if you pick up any of them!

One // Two // Three // Four // Five 

Which shoes are your favourites? 

Things I've Been Loving Lately #2 | Lifestyle

Hi all, how are we? I've put the Lets Talk posts on hold for the moment I as I have SO much more content to put out and I am just not feeling the serious styled posts as I've pretty much talked about everything there is to talk about. So today I am bringing you another things I've been loving lately post and this will include just about everything from TV shows to things I've bought! I hope you enjoy this post and let me know if you want me to keep creating them!

Mini Cheddars: 
Holy hell, I've fallen SO in love with these bad boys, I have pretty much been living off of these for the last few weeks I cannot imagine a life without these in!

Hollywood Mirrors:
I've been addicted to these mirrors, they have AMAZING lights on which makes doing your makeup so much easier *hello flawless foundation* and the style of them makes me want to buy them all, I definitely need one for my bedroom. Totally adding one to my Christmas list!

I've been a little bit obsessed with these for sometime, but since The Bear Grill in my town started to sell them, my addiction has become that little bit stronger. They have just added a NEW salted Caramel one to their menu, gotta try that soon!

Retro Sweets: 
I recently got sent the coolest jar of retro sweets and it is MASSIVE, I've been making my way through so many old favourites over the last few weeks. Palma Violets anyone? I've recently found a site which sells wholesale sweets in other words SWEETS IN BULK. Where you can relive your childhood dreams and also perfect for Christmas presents.

I've recently been working with a couple of brands in America who offer shipping to the UK and that means I've been able to place HUGE candle orders, and lets face it Bath and Body works offer well better candles than the UK.

Audrie And Daisy:
If you haven't seen this documentary I am pretty sure you've been living under a Netflix(less) rock for the last few months. It's an amazing eye opening documentary and although it had me in tears for SO long, it is so great that people are finally talking. Read more about it here.

The NEW Urban Decay Spectrum Palette
Urban Decay are on FIIIIRE this year with their fabulous new releases, from their massive revamp of ALL of their lipsticks to their gorgeous palettes coming out one after to the other. But as soon as I heard about the Spectrum palette coming out I knew I had to get my hands on it. Luckily for me it came through my door just a few days after coming out. I can't wait to share some fabulous 'out there' make-up looks with you all.

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The Blogger Starter Pack! | Lifestyle

If you are a Facebook user, you will have seen these 'starter packs' floating around the internet for some time now, they're usually jokes about different types of people but I decided I would take the idea and create a blogger starter pack of all of the things bloggers 'need' (of course, you don't actually NEED these things to be a blogger but they sure do help). I thought it would be fun to create a little starter pack of my own, it would be super fun to see in the comments what you would include in a blogger starter pack.

A comfy office chair:
To start off this starter pack, I decided I would include a comfy office chair. Without one of these sitting a PC writing, editing and just doing general blogging stuff is a bit of a nightmare. I've previously bought chairs which are great for giving you the perfect aesthetic but really end up hurting your back. I recently decided to purchase myself a new chair, and their are some fabulous office chairs from Furniture at work which do more than the job. Now just to convince my office to do the same!
A camera:
When starting out as a blogger, everyone seems to use their phones especially if they don't know if they are going to be in blogging for the long haul or just a little while. I started out using my HTC and now looking back the photos were something else *awful* recently since I've upgraded to a new camera my photos are SO much better, I've got the best compact camera from Panasonic and it perfect for carrying around everywhere and my photos are now SO much more crisp. Although sometimes my Iphone 6 has to do for Instagram photos.

This is a more recent investment of mine, but I have regretted not getting them sooner. Winter is a bloggers worst nightmare as there is literally NO natural light to take any photos. Without the natural light, photos are a lot harder to edit. I couldn't imagine not having the lights now, especially during winter as they look a lot more professional. You can get some fabulous ones from Ebay on a budget.

I picked Photoshop simply because it is my photo editing software of choice, being a film student has given me the advantage of having some previous knowledge in Photoshop. I couldn't imagine life without my lovely Photo editing suite. There are some great free alternatives out there also like Pic Monkey.

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#LoveAtFirstBite with Chicago Town + Win! | Lifestyle

I love pizza. That is a fact. I love that you can buy boxed pizza which tastes just as good as takeaway pizza for the fraction of the price. I love how pizza brings people together, as it is totally made for sharing. I love how pizza can cause one of the biggest debates of the year, does pineapple blog on pizza though? (clearly not). I love how pizza can have so many different toppings and yet still taste the same sort of goodness. I love how much cheese on pizza, it makes it sort of acceptable to eat an unholy amount of cheese and not feel guilty, win. I love how Chicago Town send out the coolest boxes filled with pizza goodies and shades with pizzas on! If you fancy winning yourself a pair of pizza shades with Chicago Town all you need to do is buy one of their gorgeous pizzas from your local supermarket and input your unique code online and you could win a pair of the limited edition pizza shades and if that isn't enough if you jump into their online photo booth, upload a selfie and add tons of fun stickers to it you could be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes such Spotify premium passes, Polaroid cameras and headphones as well as of course a pair of their super fun shades. Rumour has it even Caspar Lee has a pair! I thought i'd share with you some fabulous pictures I took on my Polaroid with my cool shades. 

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10 Times I 'Won' At Life | Lets Talk

I am forever talking about important issues on my blog, which I love more than anything in the world and I will continue to do so. But today I decided I would share something different with my lovely readers on my blog and share 10 times that I 'won' at life. By winning at life I just mean 10 good things that have happened to me, I thought it would be cool to share something a bit more upbeat and hopefully you enjoy this post, I would love to know about the times you've won at life in the comments.

1. The time I got added to my FAVOURITE brands press list.
That's right, I get sent things for my blog from my favourite brand. Every time I get a package from them it feels like I am dreaming.

2. The time I got the shoes I've wanted for ages.
I looked for this particular pair of shoes all over the internet for weeks and someone finally put them on Ebay in my size for a MASSIVE fraction of what they were being sold at everywhere and the sender was super lovely.

3. The time I made a best friend.
It sounds so soppy, but this year I finally found someone who I can happily call my best friend, I could spend every single day with him and I wouldn't mind. He's made me so happy and I couldn't imagine life without him. We do so many fun things together and he's taught me it's okay to be a little weird.

4. The time I got a job.
If you had told me two years ago I would be able to go to work again and do things with my life I totally wouldn't of believed you, as somebody who once struggled to go out of the house, this is a HUGE change for me.

5. That time I made a blogger Whatsapp group.
Earlier this year I made a blogger whatsapp group which has been my life line through so many things, I couldn't imagine not having these lovely ladies in my life. Kim, Lalia, Sarah, Elena, Jess, Aoife and Georgina you are my life.

6.  That time I got the confidence to go out without makeup on!
This has been many times since, but the first time in about 5 years I managed to go out without makeup on this year, and it was a super huge step for me as I am so self conscious.

7. That time when I got 100 likes on my Instagram photo.
It feels SO good to hit 100 likes on my Instagram photos and although it probably doesn't seem a lot to some people to me it's a big deal. It's also super exciting that it keeps happening.

8. The time I got the right diagnosis of my mental health.
I was forever feeling like I was getting fobbed off by the doctors and not getting the right diagnosis for my illness, I was being given different medication after different medication and nothing was helping. Finally, I saw a doctor who got it and helped me get the right therapy and that changed my life. Getting a proper diagnosis is always super important. Some people think visiting a private health care professional helps, an example of this would be Harley Street Clinic at UCH. Finding someone who you get a long with is super important in mental health.

9. The time I moved into my own house.
I loved living in a student house for the company of my friends, but I wouldn't trade living with my boyfriend for anything. It is so much better for having my own space and chilling out.

10. The time I got my tattoo.
When I got my first tattoo it was so much more to me than just getting a tattoo, it was a step in my journey which changed my life. I am still super happy with it a year later.

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Getting Better Skin + Creating Face Masks | Beauty

Beauty is something that is often featured on Dungarees & Donuts, and I am forever looking for new ways to mix it up and step out side of the box. That is when I discovered a lovely website which is called Real Foods who have an amazing range of natural recipes which are all full of goodness. It was when I was looking around on their site when I saw a fabulous feature about beauty recipes. On there I found some amazing face masks which you can create at home by just including a simple range of ingredients which you probably already have at home. I thought today I would share with you how to create some of the recipes yourself and also a little bit about how I have managed to improve my skin care a LOT over the last year.

I didn't realise the importance of skin care until this year, I have honestly fallen head over heals in love with looking after my skin and finding the best ways to treat your skin and making it better. There is only so much makeup can do, and if you aren't looking after your skin how do you expect it to be well. It's like anything really, without looking after it; it's not going to well looked after. This year I made an attempt to ditch the face wipes, get a proper skin care routine in place as well as treat myself to more pamper sessions. I first decided to completely remove face wipes from my life, even ones with so called benefits and go for a more in depth skin care routine. For this I purchased a pack of cotton pads and a bottle of Micellar water and everyday removed my makeup properly (could not imagine sleeping with it on now, even when I've been drinking!) Next I decided to invest into a skin care routine (I did a post on it here in depth) but the basic outline of it is I invested in a Foreo which is fabulous for a deep cleanse of the skin, it is better than most of the other cleansing brushes as it is silicone and that makes it a cleaner devise all round. Also started using some fabulous skin care from Murad which had dramatically changed my skin around! As well drinking lots more water (I know it's been said so many times, but honestly it's so true) I also try to give my skin a face mask at least once a week, my favourites are from Tony Moly, Superdrug or just making your own. Making your own is fabulous because you get to decide what goes into them and what you want the mask for. I usually look for moisture masks as well as ways to get clear skin.

Some of my favourite recipes that I found on real foods are: 

I love this one for the antioxidents which are in Kiwi as well as the exfoliating properties.  It also contains Vitamin A, C, E and K which all have their own fabulous pros these include skin repairing, lightening dark circles and also moisture

Perfect for clearing skin, with a deep clean of the pores and perfect for removing pesky blackheads. A lot of things I've read online about this mask all talk about the healing properties of this mask as well as how good it is for treating acne. 

Perfect for reducing dark circles, revitalising the skin and also healing open sores. Cucumber is great for giving your skin a refreshed feeling as well as the rest of your body. Eating, drinking and wearing cucumber gives your body fabulous benefits. Plus it is super healthy as it is mostly water. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and will be making some of your own face masks soon! 

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Lets Make Crepes! | Food

Good morning all, how are we? Today I am bringing you food based post which includes Crepes! A while back I made a post about creating a pancake stack and it is still one of my most popular posts, I am a huge fan of pancakes so I decided to treat myself to a Crepe maker from Amazon (*its this one if you're interested) although I've heard that they're quite hard to get used I thought I'd write a little bit of a post about how I got on with mine and how to create your own crepes, without further ado I hope you enjoy this post!

First things first, the ingredients! For 4 crepes you will need the following:
- 125g of plain flour
- 120ml of water
- 120ml of milk
- 2 tablespoons of butter (melted) 
- Olive oil to grease the pan! 

Step one: 
Put the Crepe maker on and turn it up to max and wait for it to heat up, whilst it is heating up I would recommend measure out your ingredients. 

Step two: 
Mix together the eggs and the flour followed by slowly adding the water and milk bit by bit. Whilst you are doing this pop the butter in the microwave (it should only need about 15 seconds max) and once it is melted add it into the mixture.

Step three:
Cover the hot plate in olive oil. Jamie's Italian created an awesome infographic to show you the best oils to use for what. (If you don't have olive oil available use some light cooking spray.) 

Step four: 
Ladle some of the mixture in the middle of the plate and then use the wooden tool provided to spread the mixture. *Top Tip* Spread in circular motions.

Step five: 
Leave 2 minutes and then flip over using the wooden spatula and leave for a further two minutes. Just to make sure both sides are done flip back again. Once fully done place on a plate and roll up. Repeat until all 4 are made. Then pop the plate into the microwave and blast for a few seconds to heat up again.

And that is it, perfectly made crepes for any occasion! 

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