What I Got For My 20th Birthday...

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On Thursday the 10th September, I turned 20, the years just seem to be flying by, it doesn't seem 5 minutes since I  was becoming a teenager and now my teenage years are over. Rather than dwell on the fact I'm no longer a teenager,  I decided to put together a list of things I'd like to do in my 20's which you can read here.  

I love seeing what people receive for their birthday's so in today's post I thought I'd share with you what I received. 
I am so grateful for everything I received from my amazing family and friends. And had a lovely birthday spent with them. 
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5 Things I Want To Do in My 20's...

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Tomorrow I turn 20 which is quite a scary thought considering it feels like yesterday, I was turning 10 (yep everyone remembers the excitement of reaching double figures!) I'm not quite sure how I feel about turning 20, to be honest, I would have been quite happy remaining 18 but wouldn't a lot of people?!
However, I am quite excited to see what the next 10 years of my life bring; a lot of people say your twenties are the 'defining decade'. In today's post, I'm going to share with you 5 things I'd like to do in my twenties...

Graduate and get job I love (but don't settle) | start my second year at university in twweeks time meaning I'm only two years from graduating (one if I don't do a placement). Once I've finished my degree, it's too early to say whether I plan on doing a masters but regardless, I hope to find my dream job in my twenties and keep working my way up the ladder.

Get over my fear of flying and travel | I've never been on an aeroplane (yep, that's right, never!) Therefore, I can't really say it's the flying I'm scared of, more fear of the unknown I suppose. In my twenties, this is definitely a fear I want to overcome because I feel like I'm missing out on so much beauty in the world. When I do eventually get myself onto a plane, I'd love to visit Italy, New York, and Australia. 

Take care of my body | Everyone comes in different shapes and sizes (it would be a very boring world if we all looked the same!) So at 19 years and 364 days old, I think it's finally time for me to accept I'm never going to be super skinny. Just over 3 months ago, I rejoined my local gym and I've discovered a new love for fitness, I try to go at least 3-4 time a week and spinning has got to be my new favourite thing to do - I actually look forward to going! In my twenties, rather than constantly focusing on my body hangups, I want to learn to accept my body (flaws an all) and take care of it rather than striving for something that jut isn't achievable - with hips like mine, I'm never going to be a size 8 and I'm actually OK with that! 

Get my own home/flat | Right now, I like living at home but one thing I definitely want to do in my twenties is get a place of my own (I already dream about decor and pin about it on my Pinterest) I particularly envy people with beautiful rooms turned into dressing rooms. That's the dream right there!

Just live life and enjoy it   | I just want to spend the next 10 years of my life, loving it and living it. I don't want to be fretting about things like marriage and babies, because lets face it these things happen when they happen - you can't really say 'in 5 year time I want to be married with a baby' especially if you don't even have a partner.


So there you have 5 things I'd like to focus on throughout my twenties

What would like to achieve in your twenties or what are some of the things you have already achieved?
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Lust List | New Look...

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New Look is one of my favourite places to shop on the high street and with Autumn/Winter just around the corner, I've already got my eye on a few new pieces...

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Recipe: White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins...

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I love baking, especially muffins, my mam's favourites are White Chocolate & Raspberry so I thought I'd share the recipe with you too...

Ingredients:
300g plain flour
1tbsp baking powder
100g caster sugar
100g butter
1tsp vanilla extract
2 large egg
200ml semi-skimmed milk
150g fresh raspberries 
100g white chocolate 

Intructions:
Step One // Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200c/400f.
Step Two // Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowand add the sugar. 
Step Three // Melt the butter in a pan on a low heat.
Step Four // In  separate bowl, mi together the melted butter, milk, egg and vanilla extract.
Step Five // Pour into the powdered ingredient and stir together, don't over mix.
Step Six // Chop the raspberries into smaller pieces or leave hole depending on hat you prefer and chop the white chocolate. 
Step Seven // Fold the raspberries and white chocolate into the mixture.
Step Eight // Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins.
Step Nine // Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until well risen, golden brown and firm to touch.
Step Ten // Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack for further cooling.
And enjoy!
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Best Dressed: VMA's 2015

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Every time an award show comes around, I get more excited about seeing what everyone is wearing rather than who the actual winners are. Sunday night's VMA's saw a whole host of stars take to the red multi-coloured carpet showcasing some gorgeous and some down-right wacky outfits (yep Miley I'm looking at you!) Here are my favourite looks from the night...
Taylor Swift // Ashish 
Demi Lovato // Nicolas Jebran
Martha Hunt // Georges Chakra
Chrissy Teigen // Marchea
Hailee Steinfield // Stella McCartney
Lily Aldridge // Alexandre Vauthier

Let me know who was your best dressed below!
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