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Life: Where have I been?

Wedding photography by Jo Hastings

Oh hey guys! Long time, no speak. I have been a terrible blogger and am slapping myself on the wrist. There have been a few reasons why I haven't posted since June with the main one being that I have been busy getting married - woohoo! Turns out that my brain can only focus on one creative outlet at a time so I had no energy or motivation left to write blogposts.

It's also been pretty crazy at work and I've been so tired by 5.30. I'll stop with the excuses now.

But anyway, I'm hoping to get back on the blogging bandwagon and have redesigned my blog (with the help of an Etsy template) so that it's all shiny and new, and ready to go! 

So what have I been up to over the past few months, aside from the small event of getting married? I've spent lots of time in Lincolnshire at my Mum and Dad's house doing wedding prep; there have been three very fun hen dos (yes, I'm greedy); I joined the majority of the population by becoming obsessed with Love Island; I spent a few amazing days in Barcelona with my parents and sister; I discovered how much fun it is to use Instagram stories so that's become a regular thing (my username is daisyelizabeth87 #shamelessplug); I went on a wonderful mini-moon to the Artist Residence hotel in Oxford (post on that soon) and we booked our amazing honeymoon to Mauritius which we go on in November. On a less fun note, I've suffered with some anxiety around the wedding, something I know a lot about (from family) but hadn't experienced directly before. 

Obviously the highlight of this summer has been our wedding day. We got married on the 10th August and as cliche as it sounds, it was the best day of my entire life and Chris and I have been in such a happy bubble ever since. After being together for over 10 years I didn't think we'd feel that different but it's just lovely and we feel like an unstoppable team. We've now got our professional photos back so I'm going to be writing lots of posts about the day, and how it all came together. 

That's it for now but keep your eyes peeled for more beauty, lifestyle and wedding posts - hooray!

Life: My Current Favourite TV Shows

Photo from Unsplash

I have been enjoying lots of TV recently - TV is just on point at the moment! So many good series out there. Hate to admit how much I watch TV and boxsets - Chris and I are currently eyeing up the Panasonic UHD 4K TV for when we next move (and win the lottery)! The first thing we bought for this flat was a TV - maybe this should become a tradition?!

Here are some of my favourites shows at the moment:

Grey's Anatomy - I have watched Grey's since it started and I am a loyal fan. They have just aired the finale of series 13 and the last two episodes were fantastic - I can't stop thinking about the penultimate episode. I also think that every episode without fail makes me cry.

Modern Family - I've been catching up with this as used to watch it regularly but stopped a couple of years ago. Have been enjoying catching up with the latest series on Sky- I just love the characters so much! Cam, Gloria and Phil are my faves but I do love them all.

The Handmaid's Tale - I've only started watching this but was so impressed with the first episode and know it will be a good series as I read the book at school. It's a difficult watch and I felt tense throughout but the cast is brilliant and I'm excited to watch more.

Catching a Killer - this was shown on channel 4 and documents what happened to Natalie Hemming after she was reported missing to the police. It was so interesting to see the process from start to finish - and so heartbreaking too. 

Love Island - it's back! And I am so happy! It's such trash tv but completely obsessive viewing and I am loving catching up on the drama every night. 

Big Little Lies - I read and loved this book and was so pleased it was made into a show. The cast is amazing (love Reese Witherspoon so much), the script and production is brilliant and it will make you want to move to Monterey!

What have you been watching at the moment?

Post made in collaboration with Panasonic

Beauty: Spring Essentials

The sunshine we've seen in the UK recently has made me so happy! It feels like Spring is really here and although it's slightly scary (as I get married this Summer- eek) it's the best feeling to have the sun on your face and to not have to layer up with scarfs and big coats. Today I'm going to share my 9 Spring Essentials.

1. L'Occitane Shea Light Comforting face cream. I always find that my skin struggles a little when it emerges from the cold winter weather - it's very dry and doesn't feel very bright so a moisturiser is an essential. The Shea Light offering from L'Occitane is great as it's lovely and light, and so perfect for Spring when you don't feel like a heavy product.

2. Daffodils. Having daffodils around the house really brightens up the rooms and brings spring into the home. I love how cheap they are and how quick they are to open and look beautiful - our only issue is that Chris doesn't like to seeing a dying bunch in the shop so will always buy them so they have a chance to 'thrive'. Bless him!

3. New Look pinafore dress. This is in the sale for £9.99 so an absolute winner - I love a pinafore and have just bought two new denim ones. So easy to wear and I like how they can be worn in the awkward transition between cold and warm weather. 

4. Nars Illuminator in Copacabana. I'll be honest, I like to wear a highlighter all year round but in Spring/Summer you can really go for it. I like to mix the Nars Illuminator in with my foundation to make it feel lighter and to add a lovely glow. 

5. Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette. I've just discovered this palette but oh, it is so pretty and so perfect for spring time! I have a nostalgic love for all things Stila and have always rated their blushes. I feel like I could use this one palette for months.

6. Diptyque Baies scented candle. Although I can't spell both the brand and the name of this candle, this is my absolute favourite scent for Spring. It's a mix of blackcurrant and rose and is just light, fresh and floral. Love!

7. Topshop bomber jacket. I find that my go-to jacket for Spring time is a bomber. I find they 'make' an outfit and they keep you warm, without acting like a big winter coat. Very much enjoying the satin and suede variations that are popping up at the moment.

8. Adidas Gazelles. I am lusting after these trainers and having to make do with a knock-off from Primark. I like how trainers are being worn everyday, rather than just at the gym as they are so comfy! These look great with a bomber and jeans. Such an easy outfit.

9. NYX Cream blush in glow. Although the MaxFactor creamy blush is one of my faves, this blush from NYX is gorgeous. I love wearing a cream blush in the warmer months as it settles into skin so much better than powder and looks so much more natural in the bright daylight.

What are your spring essentials?