Looking back on 2017

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2017 has been a great year! I’ve really discovered who I am as a person and I’ve collected so many memories! I love the fact that I’m always capturing some of my favourite moments on camera. I was scrolling through my Instagram and all of my favourite memories are there, so I thought it would be really fun to go through my Instagram on here and share some of my favourite memories of 2017.

So lets start WAY back to New Years Eve of 2016. I spent New Years with my work family, and I got WAY to drunk. I had such a good night, with such a great group of people.

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So moving on to the end of January, I went to a drag Show and I got to meet Kim Chi! This was so exciting as I LOVE Drag Queens, and everything they stand for. Kim Chi is absolutely beautiful and her makeup is literally art.

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February brought a day trip to London for the Kryolan Bag Sale. This was such a fun day, and I got Β£950 worth of makeup for Β£80. I’ll definitely be going again in 2018. We also explored London and visited the V&A Museum.

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February also included a Leaving Do for my friend Naomi. She was leaving her job in David Lloyd to move back home, so we went out to celebrate.

Moving onto to March. This was a great month as my university had a trip to Paris! We travelled to Paris by coach/ferry, and we got to have a masterclass with Makeup Forever, and we also spent the day exploring Paris.

Skipping a whole month, were going straight to May, which is my Birthday month! May brought with it a change in appearance. I went blonde! I’ve previously had blonde hair and it felt good to go back.

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This month I was also reunited with one of my best friends Beky (read her blog HERE). We road tripped to Birmingham to see Ariana Grande in concert, and it was such a good show. It was also so amazing to see Beky again after so long! (She features quite a lot on this post!)

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I got to spend my Birthday week at my caravan in Tenby with some of my best friends! It was such a good week of relaxing, drinking and visiting theme parks.

Finally for May, one of our family friends got married! We were invited to the really small ceremony and the reception was also beautiful. It was such a lovely day.

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To kick off June, myself and my mum went on a day trip to Bath to do a spot of shopping. I love Bath as its such a pretty place to visit. my brothers actually in Uni there now, so I have even more of an excuse to visit!

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On our trip to Bath I bought these gorgeous trousers, which have been a staple piece in my wardrobe, and probably one of my favourite purchases of 2017.

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Finally for June, I saw Justin Bieber in concert! It was such a good night, full of dancing, drinking and laughs. It was also the day of my friends birthday night out, so we headed off to town afterwards, to dance the night away.

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In July I finally started to master the art that is a Flat Lay! It took a lot of practise and a lot of deleted shots, but as I’m writing this post, I’m feeling pretty damn good about my Flat Lay skills.

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July is the month of Bekys Baby Shower! I didn’t mention it previously, but while we were seeing Ariana Grande she was currently 6 months pregnant! Her baby shower was so cute, and I was so excited to meet her little squishy in the coming months!

The end of July saw one of my close friends get married! This year is full of weddings! The wedding was so beautiful, and the reception was in a museum, which was gorgeous!

Congratulations Gill and Andrew!

August was a great month also. I went on holiday! Myself and a ton of my family set off to Cape Verde for a week! The week was full of sun, rain, relaxing and very average cocktails.

The end of August came with the idea and creation of The Girls Who Vlog and Blog. If you don’t know what this is, its a group blog and YouTube channel, created by myself, Katy, Darcy and Lauren. These girls are like sisters to me now, even though it hasn’t been that long since we’ve known each other.

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September brought another hair change! One that I really came to regret a few weeks later. I went for a silver/blonde shade, and I spent 7 hours in the hairdressers, only for me to not like it weeks later.

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The end of September I discovered my love for sitting in coffee shops for hours reading a book. I did this on a day where I was feeling pretty low, and alone, and I felt so at ease, sitting on a sofa with a book and my favourite flat white coffee. I spent a few hours there and I haven’t felt that relaxed in a long time.

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October has probably been my favourite month of the year! I started off the year with another new hair look! I didn’t like the blonde so I went back to my roots, and I’m a brunette again!

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I got to meet some of my best friends for the first time! I met Darcy and Katy (unfortunately Lauren couldn’t come).

During this month I went to Paris! This is a trip I’ve had booked since May and it was such a magical trip! We spent 3 days in Disney and a day in Paris, and it was such a good week.

Shortly after Paris one of my friends got married, and I had the pleasure of doing her makeup!

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I also went ‘Out Out’ in October! This is a VERY rare occurrence, but I loved getting really dressed up and although I got a tad too drunk I still had a fab night with all of my work friends!

And finally to finish October I saw Little Mix on Halloween! And my gorgeous friend Beky came with me, even though it was her first birthday with her little baba! We had such a great night and we couldn’t get over how close we were to out girl crush Perrie Edwards!

Moving onto November, and another trip up to Wiltshire to see Beky, Madison and Melody! I love day trips up to see these guys, and I hope next year I can squeeze in more!

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I also went to my first ever Ball this month, which was awesome. I love getting all dressed up and shopping for a ball gown!

A friend of mine is getting married in December so I got to go to her Hen Party this month too! We did a cocktail making class in Slug and Lettuce which was fab!

We’re in December! This is a full, packed month and I’ve got so much going on!

Firstly we have two outings for my nans 80th birthday, with the first being afternoon tea at the Angel Hotel. It was such a lovely afternoon with a few of my family members.

It snowed! It may have been the most pathetic attempt at snow in Cardiff but it was the first snowfall of December, and it made me feel so festive! Heres hoping for more coming up!

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I went to Bristol zoo for the first time ever this month too! It was absolutely freezing and loads of the animals didn’t want to come out but it was still a great day!

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Third and final wedding of the year! One of my close friends Naomi got married in Brecon and it was such a fun night, spent with a great group of friends!

The day after the wedding was my works Christmas Party, which was again another great night!

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