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Friday, 31 May 2013

New Years Resolutions - May Update.

okay, this month has gone by so quickly, yet the beginning of the month seems so long ago all at the same time - it's crazy to think that i was still at uni at the start of May! the first week or so of May was filled with deadlines and finishing second year of uni, something i can't believe has come around so quickly, but i'm so eager to be a final year student and graduate and head out into the big, wide (scary), adult world! James also came up to visit me the first bank holiday weekend of May, and it was so nice to take a break and just enjoy a weekend for a change. Since getting back from uni, i've just been working, catching up with friends, and starting work for my major project for next year. anyone who has read my blog for a while will  know that i'm a little one direction obsessed, so it will come as no surprise that i bought tickets to see them again on their 2014 stadium tour. i'm going with the lovely Ellie from, and you would not believe how excitable two grown women are about a boybands concert which is over a year away...
I start my internship with a beauty PR company next week, which I am so, so excited for and can't wait to be in London every day, so i'll let you know how that goes in next months update!

1. Try some Soap & Glory products
i've still tried nothing else... i think that was a bit of a New Years hype and i'm just not feeling it anymore, so this might get struck off the list...

2. Try some Lush products
and so might this... although i am pretty eager to try their shampoo/conditioner bars, especially to take on holiday!

3. Do 20 sit ups every morning and every night
i'm an awful, awful person. i have been on the cross-trainer a few times, but it's flared up an old knee injury so i'm not sure how that's going to work out. i have recently come across Lucy Mecklenburgh from TOWIE's exercise twitter (@ResultsWithLucy) which sounds amazing with a quick workout posted each day, so i'm going to sort myself out some sort of exercise regime to start toning up!

4. ALWAYS walk to work. unless it's raining.
i did while i was in leicester... but since i've been home, i haven't done this, even though i live closer! nightmare. 

5. Eat more healthily
i'm trying, i'm really trying. i count my calories a bit more now, and try very hard not to go over 1,000 calories a day. 

6. Try and save £1000 in my savings for car/internship
i did this last month, so of course it wasn't going to last for long!

7. Don't attempt a spending ban
well i was never going to, was i?!

8. Book a holiday
i have excelled in this one and booked TWO holidays. i said in my last post that i was going to New York, but due to some miscalculations (Mother!!!!) it can't happen, so we've traded in New York for Barcelona for mine and Mum's 21st/50th. Turns out there's a Sephora in Barcelona too, which i'm far too excited for! James and i also booked our holiday, and we're going to Gran Canaria to a gorgeous 5* spa resort and absolutely can't wait!

9. Purchase a brush cleaner for  make-up brushes
i haven't purchased one, but i did make my own with olive oil and baby shampoo, and it worked a treat! i just googled home-made brush cleaners and there's tons of recipes!

10. Jar project
i think i've put a couple of bits in... but not loads! 

11. Watch as many films as possible off my list of 'Films I Should Have Seen But Haven't'
I got through three this month, plus three films not on the list - Apollo 13, Moon (even if i did fall asleep) & Click. 
1. 500 Days of Summer
2. New Year's Eve
3. The Time Travellers Wife
4. Bambi
5. The Lucky One
6. Keith Lemon: The Movie
7. American Beauty 
8. 127 Hours
9. Dirty Dancing
10. Friends With Benefits
11. Knocked Up
12. Alot Like Love
13. Taken
14. 13 Going On 30
15. About a Boy
16. Fame
17. Green Mile
18. Mamma Mia
19. Music & Lyrics
20. Sex and the City 2
21. Slumdog Millionaire
22. The Kings Speech
23. Snow White & The Hunstman
24. Tangled
25. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
26. Ice Age 2
27. Ice Age 3
28. Ice Age 4
29. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
30. 21 Jump Street
31. What to Expect when You're Expecting
32. Fight Club
33. Grown Ups
34. Saving Private Ryan
35. Romeo & Juliet
36. Batman Begins
37. The Dark Knight
38. The Dark Knight Rises
39. Inception - i've actually already seen it but was so confused!
40. Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl
41. Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Mans Chest
42. Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End
43. Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides
44. I am Legend
45. James Bond Quantum of Solace
46. The Butterfly Effect
47. Breakfast at Tiffany's
48. LOL
49. Atonement
50. The Devil Wears Prada
51. Pride & Prejudice
52. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
53. Clueless
54. When Harry Met Sally
55. Serendipity
56. Back to the Future
57. Wild Child
58. A Walk to Remember
59. Oceans 11
60. Oceans 12
61. Oceans 13
62. Forrest Gump
63. Hitch
64. The Pursuit of Happiness
65. What Happens in Vegas
66. The Blind Side
67. The Bucket List
68. Easy A
69. Over Her Dead Body
70. White Chicks
71. 50 First Dates
72. The 5 Year Engagement
73. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
74. Me & Orson Welles
75. Savages
76. Breaking Dawn Part 2
77. So Undercover
78. Aladdin
79. The Little Mermaid

80. Confessions of a Shopaholic
81. Love & Other Drugs
82. Limitless
83. The Parent Trap
84. Chicken Run
85. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
86. Crazy Beautiful
87. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
88. Chalet Girl

89. Lost In Translation
90. Phonebooth
91. Collateral
92. Big
93. Crash
94. Crazy Stupid Love
95. War Horse
96. Step Brothers
97. Brothers
98. Shawshank Redemption
99. Seven Pounds
100. The Roommate
101. Eat. Pray. Love
102. Bad Teacher
103. P.S. I Love You
104. Definitely Maybe
105. Little Miss Sunshine
106. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
107. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
108. Skyfall
109. Iron Man 3
110. Hangover III
111. One Direction 3D Movie
112. Pitch Perfect
113. Spring Breakers
114. Movie 43
115. Les Miserables

so yes... i might be slacking with blogging a little next month due to my internship, but i'll try and draft a fair few posts to tide me over!


  1. My new years resolutions are already out the window! hahaha :)

    Grace X

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  2. i have to say i think i might pinch your film list because as i'm going through them i keep thinking oh i must watch that!

    1. mine was just a mix of lots of lists i found online, it keeps growing too! X

  3. Okay, not to sound like a crazy film buff but I hope you don't mind me just outlining the BEST films out of that lot! Dirty Dancing, Taken, How to lose a guy in 10 days, When Harry Met Sally, all of the Oceans films (the best), Forrest Gump (you absolutely have to watch it!), Big, Step Brothers, P.S I Love You, and Les Mis. all of them are in my favourite top 50 films ever and I'd recommend them all! :) xxxx

    1. i am so desperate to watch les mis, i think i'm going to have to borrow my friends copy of it! i think i'll be amazed if i get through this list! Xx

    2. Yeah definitely try to! The first time, my mum forced me to watch it with her and I was absolutely dreading it thinking it would be so boring but I've now seen it about five times (major crush on Eddie Redmayne).. addictive! xxx