12 Jan 2015

The 'Me Time' Tag

I prefer being in my own comfort without having to fuss about anything or anyone else as that way I can be a lot more productive with what I'm doing. If I'm not working or at college, I like to spend my time blogging or doing college work. However there are a few occasions where I like to purely dedicate these moments alone to 'me-time'. Whether that includes reading a book, watching a film or having a pure pamper session, it just gives me time to give my brain a break and have a nice relax.

This tag was created by two of my favourite youtubers/bloggers, Amelia Liana and Essie Button. They recently collaborated on YouTube together creating a video for this tag and I couldn't stop laughing. The two of them together always make my day, let alone in their usual videos. I then came across a blog post by Emily Kate Dale which inspired me to also do this tag as a blog post formation.

What do you watch or read during me time?

At the moment I am currently reading 'Will Grayson' by the amazing John Green. I have been hooked onto his books lately slowly making my way through the collection. I have  just started reading this book after receiving it as a Christmas present but previously I have enjoyed reading more inspirational books such as 'Not That Kind Of Girl' by Lena Dunham which I LOVED! Note: my favourite magazines to read when I'm not in the mood for a novel are Elle and Glamour.

What do you wear during me time?
If I'm at home, I like to be comfy. I usually will just wear a tracksuit which the ones from Hollister and Victoria Secret are my favourite. However for that extra comfort, I sometimes opt to spend the day lounging in a matching set of cotton pyjamas. My Mum usually buys me these sets for Christmas and my birthday from Boux Avenue which come in cute little matching bags made from the same material. They are extra cosy and super warm, aswell as coming in all different colours and patterns.

What are you me time beauty products?
My favourite thing to do during me time beauty wise is to smoother myself in some sort of moisturiser, for both my skin and my face. I love using the Body Shop Body Butters which are super thick and nourishing. My favourite scent is in almond and if I could, I would sit smelling the tub all day. I am also in love with the Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask. It is a face mask which is meant to be used as a treatment overnight, but if my skin is in need of some TLC I will put it on during the day whilst at home and then rinse it off after an hour or so. It has a refreshing apricot scent to it which personally I find quite appealing.

Current favourite nail polish?

My all time favourite nail polish for both summer and winter is the Nails Inc. colour in Baker Street. It is a bright electric blue which is my favourite shade of blue and being pale, I find that it suits me really well. My Dad picked it up for me some time last year and ever since I haven't stopped using it on my nails. I'm surprised it hasn't run out yet, it is lasting me a life time.

Current favourite candle?
I'm not really a huge candle lover. I tend to just burn random candles which I buy from here and there such as the cheap ones just out of Primark. Although I really want to try the Jo Malone candle in Wood Sage and Sea Salt as I have heard so much about it. I'm not really a lover of the Yankee candles as I find most of them are either too sweet or too zesty.

Do you ever have outdoor me time?

When I was younger, I was a right tomboy. You would always catch me up a tree or running in the mud. Although I still love the outdoors, I tend to spend most my 'me time' doing something which involves being inside...unless it is a bright sunny day of course.

Would you ever go see a movie alone?
I have always considered doing this as whenever there has a been a good film out, I have a dying urge to go but mine and my friends daily timetables tend to clash meaning we can never find the time to go together. I am really considering adding that to my bucket list to at least do it once.

Favourite online shop?
My favourite online shops would be Cult Beauty and ASOS. I tend to find myself trawling the dozens of products each website hosts to see what new goodies I can find. Recently however, I have made a few online orders from Paperchase to settle with my all time love of stationary. I am a mahoosive stationary fanatic and everyone who knows me always takes this into consideration when it comes to present giving. My stash is slightly ridiculous.

What else do you do during me time?
I love to go shopping alone as I find it gives me more time to spend browsing the shops and carefully selecting what I would like to take home with me. It also allows me to be able to try on clothes without someone impatiently sitting outside of the changing rooms moaning at me for taking so long (maybe I shouldn't take so long trying on clothes as I usually do but I am a girl, what do they expect). I also love to go get a manicure and get my nails done from my local nail salon as they do it to perfection in there and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else for this moment in time.

Products Mentioned
- The Body Shop Body Butter, £13
- Nails Inc. Baker Street, £11
- Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask, £23
- Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Candle, £20/£40
- 'Will Grayson' by John Green, £6
- 'Not That Kind of Girl' by Lena Dunham, £17
- Boux Avenue Pyjamas in a bag, £9.50(Sale)

Lots of Love.


  1. Lovely post Leigh! The Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt candle is definitely one to try! xxx Emily


    1. Thankyou! I will definitely have to give it a try, have heard so much about it xx