Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A little Summer 2016 round-up and haul... #blogtober Day 3

This Summer has literally been one of the best of my life, but it has also been the one I've taken the least photographs of! I've done lots of fun things that I may do separate blog posts for - visited Paris with some of my best friends, was bridesmaid at my mum's wedding, picked up many bargains at the carboot sales! I've put together a little summary post of some of my favourite times and some of the things I've treated myself to recently.


Me and my sister took my step-nephew to see The Jungle Book, but I think that we may have been more excited than he was! I finally treated myself to The Great Frog 'Michael Rodent' ring that has been on my wishlist for so long. I bought it on my 25th birthday and I've worn it most days ever since. I went to go see The Last Shadow Puppets with one of my best friends and it was awesome. After many failed attempts at getting tickets and months waiting for the actual gig, it was so worth it!


How pretty are these flowers?! I had never seen them before until me and my friend went on a little power walk. Turns out they're called Passion Flowers, and I'm definitely going to convince my dad to plant some in our back garden! I went on my first sunny holiday in about 5 years this year, so I had lots of fun shopping for that. One of my most worn items was these Vans sliders - they're actually from the mens section if you just size down one or two sizes! I also treated myself to some new make up brushes as I've never really bought myself a full set. Beforehand I just used a random selection of Real Techniques and others I had gathered over the years, but these rose gold set from Spectrum Brushes are so lovely and great quality.


This was definitely the highlight of my whole Summer - me and my best friend ever went to Marrakech. It was literally so fun that we barely took any photographs! We spent every single day sunbathing, in the wave pools and on-sight water park, browsing the markets for gorgeous hamsa hand ornaments and just generally relaxing. The food was great, the people were great, the entertainment was great, the weather was great - I could really have happily stayed there for a long time.


I finally got my first ever tattoo finished, which has been on my Bucket List for a long time! My friend first tattooed me when he started his career and we were about 16 years old, and then this Summer at the age of 25 we finally completed it, and I love it! I got to see one of my favourite bands Slaves in a really intimate 'Back of the Van' tour and it was one of the best, sweatiest gigs I've ever been to in my life. Have you watched the Netflix Original: Stranger Things? It was so addictive and very 80s, I binge watched it all in a couple of days and I cannot wait for the second series to come out. 


This Summer was the year I started getting acrylic nails done. I know they're bad for your nails, and they're expensive, but they just look so cute and it means you don't need to worry about having chipped nails for weeks on end. Me and my friends had an afternoon of tie-dying which was so much fun and I definitely want to do it again soon. Lastly, and definitely most importantly, I found out this Summer I'm going to be an auntie! :) My little sister and her boyfriend are expecting their first baby and I literally couldn't be more excited!


What fun things did you get up to this Summer?
Thanks for reading, hopefully see you tomorrow! :)
Love Dani x

25 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing Summer - the ring is awesome, congratulations to your little sister and her boyfriend :) ... I use to get acrylics done, in between I'd use a nail strengthener and take a breather so the nails don't get too weak and I LOVE your tattoo xo

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  2. Oh wow what an amazing summer you had! It looks as though you managed to fit so much into your time! x

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  3. It sounds like you had a great summer, I have not yet seen the Jungle Book think we will have to wait for it to come out on DVD

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  4. Those Spectrum brushes look amazing! I definitely need to treat myself to some.

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  5. What a great summer! I'm obsessed with Stranger Things as well, I can't wait for the second series to come out x

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  6. Sounds like you had a great summer. I travelled loads as well - btw I love Morocco too :)

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  7. Sounds like an amazing summer and u managed to fit a lot in too.

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  8. That sounds like a busy Summer alright! I still haven't watched Stranger Things and it definitely is in my list, although I want to watch The Wire first, and also all the episodes of Friends in the right order... So it might take me some time!

    Mika

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  9. I love these kinds of posts and I have tried some of the spectrum brushes and they are by far my favourites! I have been lusting after the marble ones! Xx

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  10. It sounds like a brilliant time and so brave to get a tattoo - I can't stand needles.

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  11. Wow that was a summer of amazeballs! I hope we get to see the final finished tattoo or a hint of what it looks like x

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  12. Sounds like a brilliant summer! stranger things was brilliant wasn't it :)

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  13. Sounds like a great summer, your tattoo looks awesome and totally agree about how amazing stranger things is. I can't wait for the next season x

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  14. Looks like you had a fabulous Summer, hope Winter is just as good!

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  15. I REALLY want a Great Frog ring! I binge watched Stranger Things one weekend this summer, it's so good - excited for a second series now!

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  16. Sounds like a really good summer to me :)
    So much that you managed to squeeze in :)

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  17. Looks like you had a jam packed summer full of fun.

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  18. Ah the joy of buying new make up brushes, love when they're all shiny and new! Well done on getting your tattoo finished - how cool!!

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  19. I do agree acrylic nails are bad but they do look good ;-)

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  20. All sounds amazing, I'd love to go to Marrakech! Your tattoo is beaut and that is such a lovely friendship story, finished all those years later :D and omg yes Stranger Things was soooo good.

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  21. What a great summer! I'm so ready for winter now x

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  22. Sounds like such an adventure for a summer! You holiday sounds amazing and congrats on becoming an Auntie!

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  23. Great haul! A big yes to the Vans Sliders - my mummy has a pair of these!

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  24. Sounds like you had a great summer. My summer was pretty good, but I love Autumn and Winter more so I'm glad Autumn is finally here!

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  25. Sounds like a brilliant summer! I would love to go to Marakesh one day. x

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