July in Instagram

Hi Everyone!

You’ve probably heard everyone say this, but I can’t believe it’s August! It feels like the Easter bunny only visited five minutes ago and don’t even get me started on the fact Christmas has well and truly arrived at Selfridges (IKR?!)… *cough* back to summer… while July welcomed some absolutely beautiful weather, it also marked a whole year since I moved back home following my time in Sheffield and it has flown by! I have been on so many adventures in the past 12 months and spent a lot of time with my family and friends, so in general life has been pretty dandy 🙂

Anyway… I’ve never written a post like this before and got the idea from the lovely anniewritesbeauty, and despite all the Instagram updates drama, I’ve actually been LOVING the app more and more with every single post! I think it’s down to discovering the ColorStory editing app which you can read ALL about here, and how it has upped my Insta game.

I gave up with trying to create a ‘theme’ a little while ago and decided that life is colourful, life is fun and I love every single second of the journey, so why shouldn’t I document some of my favourite moments, exactly as they are?! Please note…this doesn’t mean that I am not envious of those who can create dreamy flatlays edited to perfection, because who secretly isn’t?!

However, I’m starting to feel like a proud little parent when it comes to my feed and while I never got A* in art at school, I like to think that my Instagram is becoming a pretty visual diary… so here’s a little look at what I got up to in July…

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As mentioned the sun found its hat and did indeed put it on and I am indeed still peeling – factor 20 clearly wasn’t enough, sorry for underestimating you England! 😉

Alex and I went on a double date with our friends Hannah and Joe. These delicious cocktails (can you guess which one mine was? Clue: It was called “PS I love you”) were made in a restaurant on Bournemouth pier named Aruba. It is possibly one of my absolute FAV places, so if you’re ever in town let me know and I’ll join you for a cocktail!

Uh oh, soppy post alert. Alex and I have been together three years and I couldn’t be without him, he’s my world. This snap was taken at his nanny’s 90th which was such a lovely celebration 🙂

Smoothies have become my new obsession. These beauties as you can probs tell were the strawberry and banana from Innocent and the new red SuperDay smoothie from Costa. Mmmmhmmm.

On that ridiculously hot day, yep you  know the one… my friends and I dashed to the beach after work. As we swam in the sea, we literally felt like we were in Greece! I love this arty photo, it’s such a lovely shot to remember the day.

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Hengistbury Head is one of the most beautiful places in Dorset, just look at this sunset. It was one of those moments which made me feel alive, if you know what I mean?

Is this the prettiest doughnut ever?! Or is this the prettiest doughnut ever?!

There’s a beach theme here… The Wood Oven has just opened on Boscombe beach and my mouth is watering just thinking about their pizzas.

My boyfriend and I share a deep love for photography, this was our first outing down the beach with his new tripod.

I went to my brother’s graduation and we stopped off for a drink in All Bar One. It was a great day, and amazing to experience such a momentous occasion as a spectator after graduating myself. This cute tea set made the Insta cut and those smarties were gone in a flash!

Ahhh my Instax mini, a quick little pic to show my appreciation for this beauty.

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Ever since we went to Amsterdam earlier in the summer, we have fallen back in love with cycling. This was taken at Moors Valley Country park, a place full of happy childhood memories for every single local!

These two gorgeous products, the Barry M quick dry nail polish, in freestyle and sleek matte lip cream, in petal were purchased in my summer-time beauty haul.

It seems like I only consumed pretty pink drinks this month. This one in particular kept me hydrated during the Wimbledon Men’s Final! 🙂

A delivery from nailbox.co.uk I am yet to review this subscription box and show you all the fabulous goodies, but I am saving one *special* item for an event in August. All will be revealed soon!

I saw Romeo and Juliet at the cinema which was streamed live from The Garrick theatre in London. Lily James and Richard Madden were outstanding and despite the whole showing being in black and white, I really enjoyed it, the effect increased the intensity of the play.

You know that saying, when you’re really happy stick your legs in the air? No? Me neither, but my BBF Becky and I were having a whale of a time on the swings pretending to be kids again!

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A full shot of my beauty haul, I don’t know why I was spraying my face with hair spray all these years. The Infallible mist by L’Oreal works like a charm! I can highly recommend! *Just remember to shake the bottle and shake it again! When I first used it I had to restart my make-up as I found myself covered in white spots where the liquid had separated… let’s just say, it wasn’t my best look*

Mr Whippy is an ice-cream sensation.

YAY! A different coloured drink, celebrations were in order for my netball team as we won the league, so we went to a Mexican and drank a few (a lot) of cocktails!

Well that was a fun trip down memory lane (and now I realise where my money goes…)! Have you written any posts like this before? If so, make sure you link me, I would love to read them!

Finally, if we aren’t Insta friends already, we need to fix this! You will find me here.

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