Tuesday 27 December 2016

My Goals for 2017

Hello everyone!

I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas, and have enjoyed some time off! With the New Year just a few moments away, I thought I'd do a little goals post for the oncoming year.

  • Finish my degree with a 2:1
    I know some people strive for a first at university, but I'd be perfectly happy with a 2:1 as it's the next best grade, and I've had some hardships at university so I am more than ok with this grade!

  • Pass my practical driving test
    This was on my goals list for last year, but I did pass my theory test on my second go! Woohoo! I've been a bit busy, or I hadn't had the money for lessons and the test itself. But, this year I plan to defeat any driving anxieties and get myself a little car! I've wanted (needed) to drive for so long now, as I'm always between my mums, my dads and my boyfriends house so I'd love to sack in the public transport ASAP!

  • Go travelling
    My boyfriend and I have wanted to go on holiday for years, and we've had the idea of using the interrail across Europe. As we finish our degrees by May, hopefully the idea is to spend a couple of weeks visiting all the places we've wanted to go to!

  • Regular blogging
    Now that I've picked blogging back up, I'd like to keep doing it on a regular basis. I don't want to put any pressure on myself to do so many posts each week or anything like that, as this is a hobby, and I want to be able to enjoy it!

  • Keep a diary for a year
    This is something I've wanted to do for so long, to document my life in a diary for a whole year! I think it'd be really interesting to see how the year develops, and at the end of the year look back and see how things have changed, or how I felt.

  • Take a photo of myself everyday
    Again, this is something I've wanted to do for a while, especially when I've seen other people do it. I don't particularly like taking photos of myself, only on days where I feel I do look ok, so this will be something interesting to see how I change throughout the year!

  • Try and achieve a savings account £££
    With the end of my degree being just around the corner, now is the time to start saving up, as I don't know what the future holds just yet! I also have some plans lined up so I'll need money for those. But also it's a smart idea to try and save up towards a house, this will take a while, but it's as good a time as any if I want to have my own home!

  • Make time for friends and family
    I'm carrying this on from last year, as I do feel I've improved with seeing my friends and family more often, which is always hard between university and working. But I am trying to be less of a Netflix hermit and go out and do things when I can! Plus, this past year I've learnt that you must make the most of the time you have.

  • Make more time for myself
    I've seen a few other people make this a goal for new year, to make more time for yourself. I've also learnt that it's very important to make time to focus on you, especially in times of stress or if you're busy. Even if it's taking an hour out to have a bath, or read a chapter or two of a book you've been meaning to read!

I've done these little goals for a couple of years now, and I enjoy doing them. I think it's good to set yourself goals, or try and do things you wouldn't normally do, and help make the next year more interesting!

Let me know what your goals are for 2017!

Love Saffron x

Saturday 24 December 2016

Films to Get You in the Christmassy Mood

Happy Christmas Eve to you all!

If like me you've been working your bum off with university work, or actual work, you might have been some of the unfortunate souls working today!

So you might be finding it a bit hard to get into the Christmas spirit, but fear not! I have some Christmas films which might just get you to join in the festivities...

Elf (2003)

I didn't see Elf until my mid teens, and I absolutely loved it! There's something about Will Ferrel in an elf costume that is hilarious, and many laughs to be had. It's one of those sweet child-like films! Plus Zooey Deschanel sings and is an all round babe.

Gremlins (1984)

Now, Gremlins is an all time childhood favourite of mine! If you haven't seen it you must! It has elements of Christmas, horror and even comedy, depending on how you watch it! Gremlins used to terrify me when I was younger, but now I've grown up a smidge they're not so bad...

Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually, actually is an all time favourite of mine, full stop. Being the first of it's kind to successfully mingle several romantic storylines which all meet up at the end, it's really hard not to love, actually. For me and my mum, we can watch this all year round, it doesn't have to be Christmas to love this film!

Arthur Christmas (2011)

This is probably one of my favourite animated Christmas films, Arthur Christmas stole my heart! I love all of the actors who voice the characters, and it's such a sweet modern take on Santa Claus. I find that once I find an amazing Christmas film I can watch it over and over, and Arthur Christmas delivers that for me! I look forward to seeing it each year.

Nativity (2009)

Now, it might sound bizarre for a bunch of twenty one year olds (nearly twenty two year olds) to love a film about the nativity...but me and my friends love this film! The amalgamation of Mr Poppy and the adorable children is hard not to love! Let alone the really catchy songs! I've found myself often singing along to them maybe when I shouldn't be...

The Holiday (2006)

1. Jude Law. 2. Cameron Diaz. 3. Kate Winslet AND Jack Black? Need I say more? Well if you say so! This is another fave our mine and my mums, again we can watch this all year round. It's such a cute romantic film, and if Jude Law doesn't make you swoon, there might be something wrong with you...Plus the soundtrack is pretty cool, and one of the actors; Eli Wallach spent over 60 years working in Hollywood working with all the greats! (Excuse my fangirling)

The Grinch (2000)

Wow, is this film really sixteen years old?! It feels like only yesterday I was a young Taylor Momsen wannabe singing along to "Where Are You Christmas?" in my pink and purple bedroom! I always have to watch this around Christmas, I absolutely love love love Jim Carrey, he was my favourite comedic actor growing up. Also, from growing up (and I'm sure you've noticed this as well) that I have a lot in common with the Grinch...

I hope you've enjoyed my little Christmas Eve blog post, and the Grinch GIFs!

Let me know what your go to Christmas films are!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, whether you celebrate it or not, whether you're going through something which is getting you down. This is a time to spend with your loved ones, stuff your faces silly and hopefully relax in between!

Love Saffron x

Monday 19 December 2016

Advent Calendars

This year for advent calendars I wanted to step outside the box a little bit, I have never had a beauty calendar before and have always wanted one. So this year I treated myself to two twelve day beauty calendars (unfortunately I couldn't afford the twenty four day ones) and a Lindt calendar as well.

Studio Advent Calendar (£8.00 down from £16.00 Superdrug)

I chose this calender as it was half price in Superdrug, and I've needed some new nail varnishes for a while now! They are minitures, but I love that they are small as they are easier to put in a small make up bag or going out bag if you need to touch up your nail varnish!

These four varnishes were in doors 1 - 4.

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Advent Calendar (£15.00 down from £25.00 Superdrug)

I was so excited to see Tanya Burr's beauty calendar, and even more excited when I saw the affordable price range. Also, a lot of the beauty products are full size! I couldn't believe it, and thought that this is probably one of the better affordable calendars with appropriately sized products inside. My only issue with this calendar was that the doors were quite hard to open, and had to very carefully pull along the perforations otherwise I could've ripped the whole front of the calendar off! (This could just be a picky point from me as I always like to carefully open the doors so I can close them again...)

I've had a crush on the packaging of Tanya's products for a while, especially the lip sticks/lip glosses and the nail varnishes, they just look so pretty.

Lindt Advent Calendar (£4.00 in a two for £8.00 deal in the Lindt store)

I've always been a huge fan of Lindt chocolate, and I seized the opportunity to get one of the advent calendars this year. As you can see on the box, you can get five different styles of Lindt chocolate so you can get something different everyday! I think the thought of that makes me a bit too happy...

Overall I'm really impressed with the calendars I've bought this year, it's really nice having a variety to open from each day, and I will definitely be buying similar calendars next year!

Saffron x


Sunday 18 December 2016

A Little Update for You...


Today I thought I'd write a little post about the progress of my blog, and my YouTube channel. If you've subscribed to my channel, or watch some of my videos you would have noticed I haven't uploaded in a little while...Now it's not for lack of trying or I can't be bothered. I got so busy over the summer and through this first semester at university, that I have quite the back log of videos to edit! So I won't be making anymore videos for the time being, I have a couple planned that I want to do before the New Year, so hopefully I'll have the time to do those!

Meanwhile, with my blog I'll be undertaking some changes to the layout/look of my blog as I never seem to be happy with how it looks! But, I plan to do more regular posts, as I'm finding it easier to write posts than film videos. Plus, I used to love writing, and it makes me happy when I blog.

I've got a few posts planned for the next few weeks so my blog will be more active, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thank you for reading my little update!

Love Saffron x

Friday 9 December 2016

Wowcher Purchase!

Hey guys!

I've never used Wowcher before, and I was just internet shopping the other day and thought I'd give it a go!

Even though I found the site to be a bit cluttered, it does appear to have some good deals! I purchased two things, one is yet to arrive. I was really impressed with the quick delivery as I wasn't expecting to receive my package until next week!

My first purchase was a ten piece make up brush set from Alvi's Fashion. I really wanted some new make up brushes as I've kind of got a weird make up brush obsession at the moment! I don't even wear a full face of make up very much, but I find the brushes really pretty!

When I saw this deal, I thought why not as it's ten brushes for £5.99 (at the time of purchasing) and I don't have every kind of make up brush yet!

In an ideal world I would have all real techniques make up brushes, but that's incredibly out of my price range! So I think for anyone really needing a full collection of make up brushes, I would recommend checking out Wowcher for their deals!

This deal is still available until 2/1/17 so grab it whilst you still can!


Love Saffron x

Wednesday 7 December 2016


That's right, you read correctly!

I am giving away two signed copies of Zoe Sugg's newest addition to the Girl Online series; Girl Online Going Solo.

I planned to do this when I pre-ordered my signed copy, in case some readers weren't fortunate enough to buy one, I thought I'd host a giveaway. What I hadn't intended was getting two extra copies?! I somehow ended up in total with three signed copies and one unsigned copy. I have no idea what happened! But, I thought I could giveaway two, and have the unsigned one just for reading and the signed copy can look pretty on my shelf!

The giveaway starts right now! It's running up until 31/12/16, so don't forget to enter as soon as you can, enter by following me and retweeting my pinned tweet, good luck!


Love Saffron x

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