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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Our Trip To Llanrwst In Wales

Friday, January 20, 2017

This is the house where we stayed, it slept up to 15 people so was absolutely huuuuge. It was all vintage and like a throwback inside and was truly beautiful! Me and Dayle (the boyf) travelled down to go and see my sister who I hadn't seen for a while so seeing her was amazing. I also met her pals and saw her boyfriend who were all a good laugh. We arrived late as it took us like EIGHT HOURS OF TRAVEL to get there!!!  The first thing we did was drink lots of alcohol and play games which was really fun. We also sang our hearts out to Abba around the guitar.

I forced my boyfriend to smile in front of the camera on the train on the way to Llanrwst to get in to proper holiday spirit of course! He took it well and cracked a smile the lil cuuuutie. This is the first time I've showed my boyfriend here. As this is a more intimate lifestyle post, I thought it'd be an appropriate time to introduce you all to him. We met at university, we were staying in flats next to each other and it pretty much went from there. We've been inseparable ever since.

This was our bedroom, I mean how cute is it. Pink everywhereeee which is ideal cos who doesn't forking luuurve pink. Even Dayle was pink appreciative because the room was so pretty. The bed was so comfortable too which made a change from our rubbish bed back home in our uni house. It was like sleeping on candyfloss... or air.. or both? Anyway, it was comfortable and this was something we didn't often experience.

This was the view from outside of our window. Usually in Preston, dingy little Preston, we'll wake up to the hustle bustle of people getting from place to place and our view is shrouded by buildings as Preston is a built up area. So, to wake up to the tweeting of birds and look out of our window and see green upon green and beautiful mountains rolling in the background was like something out of a film. I used to go to Wales every weekend when I was a child but I never took it in enough, I took it for granted. But now, seeing as I don't get away much and I'm stuck in university, it was really refreshing to see so much green!

This was one of my favourite parts of the house. The whole set up of it is dreamy ranging from the chair to the plant in the window to the vintage book. The whole decoration of the house was amazing and this was definitely photo-worthy. The only problem with the house is that the ceilings were super low so the boyf kept banging his head left right and center much to my amusement. Whoever lived in this house must have been pretty damn small.

This what we were surrounded with in Llanrwst. How lucky were we? The river was beautiful with ducks and swans inhabiting it floating down the quaint river alongside the rolling hills and countryside. The cottage was a little tea rooms but unfortunately wasn't open. It still looked amazing though! And the bridge was also so stunning framing the river.

We also became besties with a swan who enjoyed what we had on offer; some nice white bread. Though, this friendship was sadly short lived as when it realized we had ran out of the goods it proceeded to hiss in our face which followed with us running away. Sadly, I don't think our friendship was destined to last. Though it was good while it lasted. 

The swan BEFORE it tried to kill us. 

Me and Dayle getting all posey on the bridge. Well, me getting posey and Dayle being kinda forced in to it once again though yet again he smiled for the camera like a trooper and looks damn good too!

This was some stone henge esque stone arrangement which I thought 'oh I'll take a picture of that it looks like stone henge so why tf not'. Though sadly it's not the real deal, it still looks cool.

These final pictures are from a place called The Stables in Betws y Coed. If you haven't been, you NEED to. The pulled pork burgers are out of this world and it is the best pulled pork I have ever tasted in my entire life. It was locally sourced so I'm guessing that's why. However, for those of you who don't eat meat there was also an array of lovely meals and puddings, here I'm pictured eating brownie and ice cream. There's also lots of beverages and Dayle chose this purple one to match my hair which was great. We kept playing a game where one of us would go to the bar and order something to surprise the other; we had to try guess what it was! 

Oh, I also chased sheep, played hide and seek and was suspended really high in the air zipping across wires and doing a whole host of obstacles which I nearly quit but I didn't and I completed!!! Even though I'm a wimp. So, yeah, it was a bloody good trip and I'd recommend going to everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few days as this is what I've been doing. I didn't take my laptop as I wanted the true 'Welsh' experience.

Also congratulations to Tori Harrison on winning the Unicorn makeup brushes in my 100 follower giveaway!



Unicorn Makeup Brushes Giveaway

Friday, January 13, 2017

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Want to get your hands on these brushes? Seeing as I reached 100 followers on Bloglovin' I thought I'd do a giveaway and give back to the beautiful people who have followed me. These brushes are huge right now and I thought it would be lovely to give a fresh set away to a lucky winner! Best of luck guys. 



Oversized Shirt Dress And OTK Boots

Thursday, January 12, 2017

This oversized shirt dress just goes SO well with OTK boots it's like they were made for one another. I personally cannot get enough of these grunge, band shirt looking oversized shirt dresses. I love dressing a bit dark and grungey yet girly so these are the perfect item to add to  my wardrobe; especially with these OTK boots. I love the way there's a choker that's like part of the dress. This added choker alongside the grunginess of the tee is super in at the moment and there are numerous variations available pretty much anywhere though mine is from River Island.

The OTK boots are supppperrr comfortable which might surprise you. They only have a slight heel making them perfect for both night and in the day. I wore them on a night out tuesday night and also strutted round in them in uni and they were fine all day! I bought them from Strawberry Moon in Preston for around £25.

I finished off the outfit with my leather jacket that has delicate floral detailing which I think makes the jacket stand out from the crowd. It's way too cute I just love it. It has to be my favourite item in my wardrobe at the moment. It's just SO me. 

The purse is River Island and literally tops off every outfit I wear like literally ever. It's so sparkly and goes with my inner mermaid and my purple locks! And for a tenner it was super affordable too which is great for a poor student like myself.

Anywho, I hope you're all well and I just want to say thank so much for reading my blog. It really means so much to me! 

PS. I look like a moody bishhh because it was incredibly cold when taking these pictures. I was literally shivering hahahaha.

Do you like the grunge oversized shirt dress craze?



New purchases - Rose gold, geometrics & marble

So I'm sure you're no stranger to the marble and rose gold trends as well as the wirey kind of geometric pieces. Well.. I felt I had to get on board and when I saw these I just HAD to purchase them. They will look so pretty around the house and I cannot wait to whip out my cute stationary at university. Also ordered a cute marble phone case with my name on.

The geometric lamp was from Primark for around £5, what a bargain though. I have always adored Primark, I mean I know there can be a lot of crap in there but if you sift through you really do find some gems. The picture frame and diffuser are both from home bargains and they were both really cheap and are good quality and look beautiful! The notepads are also Home Bargains. Home Bargains is literally such an amazing shop filled with loads of great things ranging from games to cutlery to EVENNN a good facial mask.

The phone case is from eBay and I thought I would add it in to the post as it's a marble pattern with my name written in rose gold. For those of you that don't know, my name is Rebecca Rose Porritt hence why I got it personalized with Rebecca Rose.

What's your favourite thing I got? Do you like the marble and rose gold trends?

Thanks for reading beauties.


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