Friday, 29 December 2017

12 Things I Achieved in in 2017 // Year-In-Review!


Hey lovelies! It's a bit of an awkward time of year isn't it? You know that stage in between Christmas and The New Year where no one quite knows what to do with themselves, and people are either still hanging onto Christmas songs or planning out their New Year's Resolutions. I've seen so many New Year's Resolutions blog posts lately but whether you agree with the whole 'New Year, New Me' thing or not, I think the more important thing to be doing at this time of year, that people seem to forget... is looking back on what you actually achieved this Year! 2017 has been a crazy year and I've definitely changed a lot more that I realised this year - all it takes is a little scroll through my snapchat memories and I'm shocked! So instead, here's: 12 THINGS I ACHIEVED IN 2017. Some of these are blogging related; others life related goals or mini-achievements that just made my 2017. 

Saturday, 23 December 2017

My Cosy Christmas Eve Essentials!


Hey lovelies! As I type this it's the 23rd of December (2 DAYS LEFT to enter my giveaway) and although I told myself I wouldn't I really wanted to squeeze in another post before Christmas for you guys!
For me, Christmas Eve for me is just as good as the 25th because it's that day that's the most full of hope, and lights, and christmas magic and kind of like 'the peak' of the festive season. I know everyone has different Christmas Eve traditions (some people even open some of their presents that night?) but for me Christmas Eve is always the most cozy, chilled evening surrounded by family. It mainly consists of hot chocolates, cosy jumpers and way too competitive board games but I always love Christmas Eve and in this post I thought I'd show you my 'Cosy Xmas Eve' essentials in preparation for tomorrow! Hope you enjoy and since this is my last Christmas post of 2017, I hope you all have a lovely holiday and enjoy every minute spending time with the people you love and relaxing this Christmas.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Cute Christmas Tree Brownies! // Recipe


Hello lovelies! Since I just broke up from school this Friday, I am feeling as chilled and Christmassy as ever right now, and it means I now have a whole lot more time for some Festive Baking Posts on my blog now. I spotted pictures of this Christmas-Tree-Brownie idea on my Pinterest 
as something new compared to mince pies  (which I remember making a post for this time two years ago.) This is such a cute idea if you're looking to make some cute treats for friends or family coming round during December, and while I stuck to your typical brownie recipe you could also add all sorts of festive flavours like cinnamon, peppermint or mincemeat to them... it's entirely up to you! So just grab your baking essentials, some chocolate and a whole lot of sprinkles and enjoy this recipe. Also, let me know what other Recipes you'd like me to try out on my blog this Blogmas season? Feel free to drop me a message on my twitter and I will try my best for you guys because Christmas food is my absolute favourite.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Cute Festive Phone-Case GIVEAWAY // Christmas with Caseapp!


Hey lovelies! So if you haven't already entered my first Christmas Giveaway today, *surprise* I'm bringing to you another one on Just Morgs but this time with the help of Caseapp. You might remember a post from a few months ago where I designed and reviewed some phone cases from the company (which I loved and still have on my phone right now!) but this month Caseapp also very kindly offered to let me design some Festive ones specifically to Giveaway to you guys.

I spent lots of time designing these 3x Christmas Cases for you, getting inspo from Pintrest and doing twitter polls to find out which cases were the most popular, and so I really hope you like them as much as I do. Although these cases (from left, to right) are designed for the iPhone 6, iPhone 5s and iPhone 7 these can be both for yourself or to make the perfect festive gift this month. For the chance to win all 3 of these Christmas Phone Cases (worth £40+) just follow the simple steps below and let me know in the comments which design is your favourite!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, 10 December 2017

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas // Thrifted Lookbook!


Hello lovelies. So lately with Christmas season and everything I've been doing a whole lot of shopping, and that little spending log in my Bullet Journal for this month... well let's just say I've run out of space! Something I bit new though that I'm really into at the moment though, is thrift shopping and I feel like until now I really having taken advantage of living in London and all amazing vintage stores // charity shops // and thrift stores around here. If you're not fussed about second-hand stuff and know the right places to look, thift shopping is great for finding unique vintage clothes or cheap branded clothes that you might never find again, and in this whole trip I only ended up spending £25 for the items I bought! Anyway it's been a while since I've done any style-related posts so I thought I'd throw in a little Winter Lookbook post for you this week, taking you through a day out shopping in Brick Lane last week. a few new pieces I'm obsessed with, and all the festive photos because this is a December Lookbook after all right? I've tried my best to link all the clothes or similar alternatives  in this post, but since they're thrifted I ended up buying these for over half the price they're actually worth!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Christmas Gift-Bundle Giveaway // ENDS 25th DECEMBER!


Hey lovelies! So I've been planning a Christmas Giveaway on my Blog for ages as a kind of thank you and 'Christmas Pressie' to all of you who have kept up with me and Just Morgs this year. It's been a whirlwind of a year but the Christmas Season is my absolute favourite, and it feels crazy to think that it's my 3rd ever Christmas on my blog. In this Giveaway there's a selection of Festive Goodies (listed below) all in a big bundle of beauty / christmas movies / lifestyle and basically just Christmas in a box! All of the items inside have been carefully picked out and the phone case even designed by me (with the help of Caseapp) so I hope you enjoy.

For the chance to win everything in the box just follow the steps below! The giveaway is run on Rafflecopter and ends on the 25 / 12 / 17 for UK ONLY. Also, make sure to follow me on twitter as I will be announcing the giveaway winner on there on the 25th. Good Luck and KEEP CHECKING BACK TO THIS POST FOR EXTRA ENTRIES TOO. 


INCLUDES:

Mini-Yankee Candle Christmas Set
Batiste Styling Spray
Festive iPhone 5s Case (made by yours truly!)
MUA Eyeshadow Palette
The Grinch Christmas Movie
A Handwritten Christmas Card from me. 






QOTD: WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR XMAS THIS YEAR?

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

21 Ways to Instantly Feel more Festive!


So I don't know about you but there some years where I am absolutely Christmas-Crazy by even October. Like decorating the whole house, practically hugging the Christmas Tree and 'can someone pass me all those mince pies, please?' But other years, it takes me a little longer to get into the Festive Spirit and I know it's the same for a lot of people too.. so to kickstart December here's a list of all my favourite typical Christmassy Activities and things to tick off. 21 Little things that will instantly make you feel more festive and lift your spirits if you're not excited already! Hope you enjoy my first Christmassy post this year and keep an eye-out for another GIVEAWAY post coming soon on my blog. 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Green-Tea Energy Balls // Pre-Workout Recipe!


Hello lovelies! So you all know already that I love Matcha and so whenever the opportunity comes up to use this vibrant lil' green powder in a recipe I can't help myself, hence this foodie post: GREEN-TEA ENERGY BALLS. 
You might remember my Chocolate Chia Balls post from a while ago where I showed you my favourite recipe for some healthy bite-size treats but while that's more of a dessert kind of one, these Green Tea Energy Balls are specifically for that small burst of healthy energy you need right before a Workout.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Black Friday 2017 // Discounts and Deals you need to know!



Hey lovelies! So I don't know about you but *when it hits Black Friday* NO WAY am I here for the panicked frenzy in the shopping centre... or the crowds of panicked girls trying to get the last set ripped jeans at Primark! No, Instead I'm definitely an online shopper and I feel like in the weeks leading up to Black Friday you can always get more for your money that way than when you're stuck in the middle of a shopping frenzy on a Friday morning. I was originally planning this for closer, well ya know, actual Black Friday (November 4th 2017) but since so many shops are trying to beat each other to it and start their deals early I thought this post was needed now. 

Think of this as your own personal shopping page: filled with all the fun discounts and deals you actually care about (no Amzon Primer deals on vacuum cleaners here!) More like the cute clothes, makeup deals and present-buying that you can treat 'yo self to this Black Friday or just to get ahead on buying Christmas presents with!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Fairy Lights + November Nights // Photography Post 1




Hey lovelies! Happy November and is it just me... or can you hear Christmas music already? I swear as soon as it hits November 1st the countdown begins haha, but I'm not complaining I love this time of year! Anyway, today I've decided to share with you something I don't often really on my blog: My photography. I love, love, love photography and have done for ages now, I'm always experimenting and messing about it whenever I can convince my friends to be 'models' for me and I love how different it can be to standard flat-lay sort of blog photography. I recently did a lil' shoot with my best friend and in this post I thought I would show you my process, final photos and all the outtakes which I always find interesting to see.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Soho Lunch Date + Meeting my Internet Friend in Real Life!


Hey lovelies, so last weekend I did something I never dreamed would ever come out of Blogging when I first started: I MET MY BEST INTERNET FRIEND IN REAL LIFE
Sofia (from www.lifefromsofia.com) and I have been talking since we both set up our blogs in 2015 which is crazy and since we both live in London we finally met for the first time on Saturday. The day was amazing. A cute lunch date in Oxford Street, then an explore around Covent Garden and Soho, cupcakes and talking for ages about everything from School Stress to Blogging to Halloween! It was so surreal meeting Sofia face-to-face for the first time and literally one of the best things that could've come out of blogging for me. You guys should definitely check out her blog if you haven't already, she posts the most gorgeous travel and photography posts which you'd love... Anyway in this post I thought I'd share a few snaps from our day in London!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Let's talk blog photography // Finding your Aesthetic



Hello lovelies! I thought this Autumn I would introduce another blogging series similar to my #bloggingchatter posts (which you can read HERE) but all about my favourite part of blogging: Photography.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Homemade Pumpkin-Spice Hot Chocolate // Fall Recipe


  Hey lovelies! So Autumn is basically the season of hot drinks and well - if you're basic like me - PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING,
 and so I thought a Fall-Themed recipe was definitely due this month. I've been loving hot chocolate lately, perfect for those cold days after school, curled up on the sofa watching The Great British Bake off (or flicking through revision notes in my case most of the time!) where you just want to treat yourself and have that instant comfort of a cup of hot cocoa. But since I'm a fall-obsessed blogger this isn't going to be any old hot choc, it's a fancy lil' Pumpkin spiced one complete with cinnamon, nutmeg and of course a huge swirl of whipped cream. A bit more effort than your average hot chocolate, granted, but it's now my new favourite this and beats just stiring in a bit of Cadbury's powder. Trust me. Anyway I hope you enjoy this October Recipe and if you're in the mood for more fall-themed recipes you can click here to read my DIY Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappe post from this time last year!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Chai Tea + Sunday Rambles


Hello lovelies! Today's post is going to be a chatty one because I've really missed writing these sorts of relaxed posts and they're my favourite kind to read too. So grab your tea and get ready to hear me ramble about everything Autumn / Happiness // GCSE's // and Blog Projects.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

October Plan with Me // Bullet Journal!



Hey lovelies! Welcome to October then, literally my favourite time of year for blogging, where everything is pumpkin-spiced and fall-themed, and I'm so excited for all the posts I've got coming up in October! Like every month, October is a fresh start in my bullet journal, and since the last time I showed a snippet of my September journal plan on twitter it got a ton of positive feedback, I thought I would make a Bullet Journal 'Plan with Me' post. I've binged watched these a lot on youtube lately, where people take you through their journal spread for the month, all the pages they use, and of course all the artsy designs that are great for inspiration! In this 'Plan with Me,' I'll be taking you through my plan for October and how (I hope) I will stay organised this month...ft. an autumn theme to match haha.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

How to Take Good GCSE Notes + Study Tips!


Hey lovelies! So as I've mentioned in a bunch of other posts, this year I'm in Year 10 meaning I've just started all my new GCSE Courses and Subjects (a combination of exciting and scary haha!) So far I'm really enjoying my subjects, I chose Triple Science, French, Product Design and History which are all going okay but one thing that I've definitely been getting used to this year is taking notes. Being a neat-freak and perfectionist (as you guys probably already know from my bullet journal!) I actually really like this, something about writing things out and presenting them how I want always helps me learn and revise better and it's definitely going to come in handy looking back on all of them when I take my GCSE Exams in Year 11. Anyway in this weeks post I thought I would talk you through my best note-taking tips that I've discovered so far and study tips to get those aesthetically pleasing notes... that still actually help you study! Ft. pictures of my own Biology // Chemistry // and English notes for the start of Year 10.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Superfood or Super Fad? // Thoughts + Reviews


Hey lovelies! I talk a lot about health // food on my blog, but one thing I've never really talked about or tried are 'Superfood' powders. Although I've seen these everywhere, from instagram, to Niomi Smart youtube videos, to shelves and shelves of them at Holland and Barrett...like most people I've always been a bit unsure about delving into all these weird-seeming protein powders and superfood shizz! There's just something about not quite understanding what's in them, but being told they're 'so good for you' that I've always been paranoid about. That and the fact that all these trendy superfood blends and special powders are hella expensive too!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

20 Reasons why being a Teenage Girl Sucks.


Hello lovelies! So while there are perks to being a teenager, there are also a whole lot of things...that absolutely suck. Everything from school // to acne // to boyfriends // to fake friends, and it's safe to say that little 'teen tears' jar has been filled up by all of us in some way or another!  Since I know that the majority of you reading this are teenagers like me, I thought in today's post I would share with you my 20 reasons why being a teenage girl sucks, which hopefully you can relate to or find funny if you're looking back at this as an adult. Of course it's not all doom-and-gloom being this age, the amazing experiences and new freedom you get is great but hey, I'm 'a hormonal teenage girl'  so I'm allowed to have a moan, right?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Green Buddha Bowl // For a Healthy September!


Hello lovelies! So for a lot of people this month is the start of another year of school // work // college and kinda like New Years... it's a fresh start. I'm sure many of you have seen a 'Buddha Bowl' recipe or two appear across your Instagram or Pintrest Feeds in the past, but lately these little bowls have been my favourite thing (especially for kick-starting a healthy September.) A Buddha bowl is basically just the nickname given to these colourful meals, also called 'power bowls' because they're always loaded with little sections of healthy proteins, vegetables, nuts and grains that make up the vibrant bowl. Apparently the name "Buddha Bowl' comes from the over-stuffed bowl resembling the belly of a Buddha. Whatever you call them though, they're really easy to make, packed with nutrients and with all the different colours and flavours, they're both beautiful and delicious! Although there's no wrong way to make a Buddha bowl, in today's post I'm going to show you how I make my own 'green-themed' bowl that I cannot get enough of at the moment!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

How to start Calligraphy // Doodle with me


Hello lovelies! So as you can probably already tell from my Bullet Journal, I am a huge lover of all things calligraphy and lettering and lately I've been practising even more with ink-pens and paints whenever I'm bored. I've always been that girl at school with 'the nice handwriting' but it's mainly because I just find it so therapeutic to do - and once you get started, really easy too! I guess I'll let the photos speak for themselves really in this post, taking you through how I like to do calligraphy, as well as rambling about everything else that's going on in my life right now. Because blogging is therapeutic too right?

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Top Spots at Disney // Wanderlust 03


Hey lovelies! So last week I was in Paris and you know what that means... I got to visit basically the most magical place in the world: DISNEY LAND.  And on it's 25th Anniversary year too! I've loved Disney ever since I was a kid (I mean who didn't) and although I've lost the Snow White dress, fading mickey mouse toys, and plastic tiaras since then, the excitement I had for that day was like I was 4 years old all over again! We tried our hardest to get as much done around the park as possible in the day that we visited, racing between queues for rides, exploring all the hidden shops and sets, and watching the parade and by the end I was able to cross almost everything off our map. Anyway in today's post I wanted to share with you my top spots at Disney, with all the hidden and underrated places, tips on beating the queues and of course all the aesthetic Disney-themed pictures from my visit. My only regret is not buying that gigantic Stitch stuffed toy like you can see in the polaroid but hey maybe I'll save that for another visit to Disney Land Paris, maybe even with my friends in the future...

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Italy Bucket List // Wanderlust 02


Hey lovelies ... so long time no speak I know! As I type this it's currently the last leg of my roadtrip: France but this past week I have had zero wifi so I guess that explains it. It's actually kind of embarrassing how much I missed wifi this week haha and how dependant I was on it, but it's also given me the chance to just unwind with my family and visit amazing places like Saint Trapez and Monte Carlo which I've always wanted to go to. Anyway, enough about France, this week I wanted to do another Bucket List for Italy (which now feels like years ago compared to just last week!) The area we stayed in was Lake Como, famous for it's beautiful scenery, gorgeous italian towns and even where George Clooney has his holiday villa. Out of all the places we've been to so far, this definitely comes a close second after Amsterdam as my favourite and so I hope you find this bucket list of things to do // try // and eat here interesting!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What I did Wednesday // Italy Edition


Hello lovelies, from Italy! It's stop 05 on my Summer Roadtrip and while I'm still planning to do another Bucket List for where I'm staying in Italy at the end, I thought I thought I would try logging in a more recent snippet of my trip: Today! The area we're visiting is Lake Como, and I've spent most of the week so far exploring all the small Italian towns near us, swimming in the beautiful Lake, and of course eating way to much Italian food haha. It really us beautiful here though, and such a relaxing change from busy Amsterdam or the cold Swiss Alps that I was in a few weeks ago. This week is pretty much 're-charge' time for us and so as a 'What I did Wednesday for you' and kind of like an online scrapbook for me I thought I would show you all what I got up to today... from food, to canoeing, to sunbathing!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

The Fear of Missing Out.


I feel like everyone gets this from time to time, but lately mine has been at an all-time high and so I decided to do what I always do when I'm feeling crappy ... write.

Being on this Summer roadtrip is incredible. I can't argue with that. I get to visit different countries every week, try new foods every day, and spend a whole 5 Weeks of quality time with my family without any distractions. But I can't have the best of both worlds (crap was that a Hannah Montana reference??) and so that also means missing out on whatever's happening at home. I know it's stupid, time doesn't freeze while I'm away and everyone is busy enjoying their own Summers but lately it's really been getting me down and I hate it.

It's unavoidable. Everywhere on Snapchat and Instagram I'm flooded videos of my friends hanging out, going to house parties and meeting up with new people. And then there's the spontaneous things too. Random meetups that probably won't happen ever again, days out to places we won't re-visit ... summer memories that I just won't exist in. I know I'm blowing it out of proportion and worrying too much (after all, it's literally just one Summer,) but I can't help feeling like I'm missing out, whatever I'm doing, wherever I'm going. I worry that no one will have even missed me when I come back or at least in the same way I've missed them and I'll have so much to catch up on and that
scares me

It's irrational but I think we all get this kind of fomo at some point, it's how I deal with it that I'm not sure about. Step 1. Make myself a hot chocolate. Step 2. Facetime my Best Friend. Step 3. Write this blog post. I'm counting on these things to help me feel better, so here's hoping they do. 


QOTD: GOT ANY ADVICE FOR FOMO? I COULD DO WITH IT :(

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Vegan Lunch Box Ideas // Bento Style!


Hey lovelies! So it's Week 3 of my Summer Roadtrip and I am typing from Switzerland ahh! It feels so strange being in a different country every time I put a new post up but I'm loving it haha. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I started seeing so many youtube videos, blog posts and pinterest boards on my newest obsession: Bento Boxes. These are originally from Japan but as well as being a super cute way to organise and display your food, they're actually really practical for taking to work and school and since it's been forever since I last did I foodie post, today I thought I would show you three healthy vegan lunchbox ideas I put together. You can buy actual bento boxes here, but since I don't own any yet I just had to work with what I had using these three containers that's compartments looked like the bento boxes. Even though I don't want to say the dreaded words *back to school* since it's the middle of Summer for most of us including me, I hope this gives you a little inspo for school lunches when you go back!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Amsterdam Bucket List // Wanderlust 01



Hey lovelies! Throwing in a cheeky double post this week because I just could not wait to do a travel-related post. Since I'm going to a lot of different countries in Europe on my Summer Roadtrip, I was thinking a lot about the best way to write about each of them on my blog and so I decided to do my own Bucket List for some of them. In here I'll basically show you all the things I got up to and would recommend there as well as pictures and a kinda diary for myself of my Summer. To start: AMSTERDAM! It had always been one of my dream places to go, and so during my 3-day stay there on the trip there was so much I wanted to see and do. I packed as much as I could into those three days, there were tours, flea markets, museums, coffee shops and canal trips but out of everything I thought I'd show you all the things I managed to tick off my Bucket List!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

My Month in Polaroids // July


Hello lovelies! Currently typing from The Black Forest in Germany in this post - which is absolutely boiling at the moment - but gorgeous all the same! As I've mentioned in quite a few posts, recently I bought myself a polaroid camera and while I've showed you it in my Love List ect. I realised I never actually showed the individual polaroids. I've loved taking pictures on it so far, especially on this holiday is such a great way to capture memories from country to country, and so in this post I thought I would start something new and do a 'My Month in Polaroids' post. Basically showing you all the polaroids I've taken this month and like a sum up of July if you know what I mean. Let me know if you enjoy this style of post because I'd love to do an August one!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

July Love List!


Hey lovelies! How's your week going? As I mentioned in my Roadtrip Essentials Post, this month I'm travelling around Europe and so it looks like in each post I'll be typing from a different country! Currently I'm in Bruge which has been fantastic so far, we spent the last couple of days exploring the city, eating out at lots of restaurants, and tomorrow we're off to Amsterdam. Despite all the travelling though, I couldn't miss out on a Love List, and in July I have had quite a few favourites and some cheeky new purchases (*cough* polaroid camera) that are featured in this post. If you're interested in seeing what I was loving this time last year, you can click here to read my Love List from July 2016, but if you're into some recent stuff I hope you enjoy reading my rambles about favourites from this month!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Summer Style Swap // with Olivia Alesha!


Hey lovelies! How are you all? As you read this it is currently my last day of school before Summer, as well as the 2 Year Blogiversary of Just Morgs. That feels so crazy to think, that 2 years ago on the 17th July 2015 I uploaded my first ever post (a cringy Summer Bucket List!) and from then how far I've come... 
I feel like I don't say this enough, but I really am so grateful for 'this' and all of you who are still reading, my internet friends, brands and everyone who's kept me blogging for all this time. One of my best friends, Olivia, also started her blog at the same time as me 2 Years ago and it seems so fitting to be doing a collab post with her this week! The last time we met up, Olivia and I decided to do a 'Style Swap' where we swapped outfits and clothes that we would wear with each other and had fun taking photos in them and just messing about with our fancy cameras in her garden! In my post I'm going to be showing you the outfit Olivia picked for out for me, and if you're interested in seeing my style on her, Olivia's post should be going up on Sunday!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Phone Case Lovin' // Caseapp GIVEAWAY!


Hello lovelies! This month, Caseapp very kindly gave me the opportunity to design my own phone cases (two in fact!) from their website to share with you guys as well as an amazing giveaway if you stick around to the end too. I've always had quite plain phone cases and skins, so when the company approached me about designing a new one on their website I was so excited. I tried out so many different designs when making these (think cactus patterns...quotes...everything!) but eventually after forever scrolling through and adding things on the website this is what I settled on. Being a teen, I must admit I'm pretty much always on my phone, and while the design is cute, it's also super important to me to have a strong phone case that's actually going to protect your phone. The number of times I've dropped mine is ridiculous haha, but as of weeks of trying it out I can honestly say I'm so impressed with the quality of these cases and I would really recommend entering the giveaway if you want to make your own. Anyway, I ended up making one for myself, and the other for a friend and I thought I'd show you guys and take you through how easy it is to make them!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

My Roadtrip Snacks + Essentials!


Hello lovelies! So it's officially Summer and you know what that means ... roadtrip season! Time to stock up on car sweets // have arguments over who get's to hold the map // and have crazy long car-karaoke sessions with your favourite people. As much as I love planes, there's something quite exciting about the prospect of a roadtrip, and how unpredictable and fun they can be. This Summer, my family and I are going on a huge roadtrip around Europe (all through Belgium, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and France) with of course a lil' detour to Disneyland Paris on the way home! I can't wait to go, even if it means being packed into a car with my sisters for day's on end but it got me thinking about what I'm going to pack in my travel backpack. In today's post I thought I'd show you guys all my favourite snacks + essentials for roadtrips, complete with food, books and music to keep you going on those long journeys.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

June Love List!


Hey lovelies! How are you all? It's that time of the month for a Love List and with new music releases // shopping splurges // and my trip to France I have ended up with quite a few favourites to show you this month. I usually talk a little bit about how I'm feeling in these Love Lists and for this month I've honestly been a bit all over the place! I've had a few good weeks and then the odd days where I've felt anxious and low all day for absolutely no reason, like today. It's like whenever I'm feeling feeling good and happy about myself for a while my brain decides 'nope we're just kidding' and throws a bad day at me aha. Anyway I hope you enjoy this Love List and you may notice the background is a little different. Taking advantage of the crazy hot weather here in England atm I ended up taking the pictures outside and I kind of love how they turned out! Giving me all the Summery Vibes <3

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

5 Youtubers for Mental Health and Body Confidence!



Hey lovelies! So a few weeks ago I kind of went through a downwards spiral in terms of my mood //  mental health // and confidence and although I never mentioned it on here ... it was quite a rubbish time for me. It's so hard to 'fix' things when they're all in your head but while I was feeling so low I ended up watching a lot more of certain youtubers and I cannot tell you how much it helped. Most parents find it baffling how much of an impact a youtuber behind a screen can have on someone, but it really is true and today I wanted to share with you my favourite youtubers 'for mental health and body confidence.' All these channels helped me so much in uplifting my mood and gradually getting my confidence back to normal, some through advice videos and others through music or poetry, but I love every one of them for their unique styles. If you're ever feeling down or are suffering with things like mental health or body confidence, please please please try watching these youtubers and I hope they make you feel as happy watching them as I do!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Raw Vegan KeyLime Cheesecake // Clean Eats 01


Hey lovelies! I love experimenting with foods and since I spend half my life on Pinterest (don't we all!) there have been quite a few healthy or creative Vegan recipes that I've picked up over the past month. As a way of sort of compiling them together, I thought I would start a 'Clean Eats' series, filled with recipes, ideas or even just inspo for you guys (including especially the sweet things...because I definitely have a sweet tooth!) For the first recipe in this 'Clean Eats' series I thought I'd show you this all-natural Vegan Keylime Cheesecake I made last week. It's so delicious and sweet with that classic American 'Keylime' flavour and although I've swapped a few ingredients out and added my own flavours I owe the original recipe to the Peta website. Instead of biscuit, the base is made from an almond and maple syrup mixture, and the top from coconut milk, lime and lots of natural ingredients as opposed to processed ones. It's also raw so wooooh 'you can't burn anything!' 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

'Bikini Bodies' and Why I hate them.


Put on a bikini, and you have a bikini body. It should be as simple as that, with no crazy diets, gym memberships and overpriced protein shakes... but right now it isn't
It's getting to that time of year again, where 'Summer Bodies' become a thing and suddenly magazines have started to bombard us with articles on how to achieve the perfect 'bikini body' in time for Summer. Oh god.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Bullet Journal Page Ideas // Inspo!


Hey lovelies, how's you half term going? This week was the first time in forever that I missed a posting day ahh, and so this Sunday I was desperate to put one up for you. I had the post all done but it was one of those ones were I just sat back and looked at it and was like 'meh' and I guess I didn't seem the point in putting a 'meh' post up when (with a little more time) I could just make something I was genuinely happy with. So that post was scrapped... and instead I thought I'd show you one of my favourite things at the moment and something I can definitely talk passionately about haha: My Bullet Journal. You might remember my post called 'Bullet Journal Blogging' back in October where I had just begun one, and while I did use that notebook for a good 6 months, a lot has changed since then. Last month I got a new bullet journal (complete with proper lil' dotted pages yas!) and so I decided to restart and through this month I have been absolutely loving it. As I was planning out my June Log, I thought why not share with you guys a little bit of inspo and a peek into my own journal, as well as lots of cool page ideas and inspiration! 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

How to Triple your Blog Views // Blogging Chatter 07



Hey lovelies! I'm back with a Sunday Post and for today I thought I'd do a Blogging Chatter post which I haven't done for ages, but it's one of my most popular series here on Just Morgs and so I thought one was definitely due. Blog views and Stats can be so frustrating, especially when you feel like no matter what you do you're just not getting anywhere ... believe me, I know. But there are certain tips I've discovered over time that are guarenteed to boost and even tripple your blog views depending on how many of them you do, and so although I'm no expert, I'm here to help y'all out! Everything from Blog Designs, to my favourite twitter RT accounts to use, all these tips are genuine things that have genuinely helped me boost my monthly views and I hope any of you fellow bloggers out there find this useful.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

GRWM // Summer Picnic Edition!


Hey lovelies! Picnics are one of my favourite Summery things and since the weather has been so lovely lately (*hope I'm not jinxing it!*) I decided to have one the other day with a couple of friends. I only ever seem to see these on Youtube so I thought it would be fun to do a 'Get Ready with Me Post' for that day, taking you through my makeup // outfit // and of course the last minute rush that always happens when I get ready! It's also such a lovely way to look back on that day, and it's making me look forward to Summer even more - think beaches, picnics, barbeques and all that fun stuff! Anyway, hope you enjoy this GRWM post and let me know in the comments what you're most excited for this Summer.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Making a Tumblr-Worthy Scrapbook.


Hey lovelies! How are you all? Lately I've been loving scrapbooking (as I mentioned in my Tea and Things Post) and so for a cheeky double post this week I thought I'd share a photo-heavy 'inspo' post for you guys. The thing that got me most inspired when starting this scrapbook was endless evenings scrolling through tumblr at other people's and a 'How to ScrapBook' vlog that velvetgh0st uploaded a month or so ago...
 and so I guess that what I'm trying to do for you guys today by sharing a few pages from my own! In my scrapbook, I've been putting together a pages for each month of this year, anything from train-tickets // polaroids // to photobooth strips and I love how it's taking shape so much. In case you're wondering also, I use LalaLab for my photos, and the actual book I use is a 20 leaf one from Amazon, which has been great so far! Anyway, hope you enjoy this little 'inspo' post (filled with nothing else but pictures!) and let me know if any of you guys are into scrapbooking in the comments.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Huge Vegan Snack Haul! // + Review



Hello lovelies! I don't know why, but I've always loved the thrill of recieving a package in the post and so when this little box of Vegan Goodies arrived on my doorstep on Wednesday I could not have been more excited! A couple of weeks ago, The Vegan Tuck Box offered to send me one of their selection boxes to try out after I mentioned that I was trying Veganism for the week and so I thought a Huge Haul post was definitely due - plus a chance for me give review and give you all an honest review on what I thought of this box of goodies. Over the course of this week, I've been trying a bunch of the snacks, some I absolutely LOVE and others that I didn't get along with as much, but that's all part of the fun of a subscription box right? Overall though, I absolutely loved this box and I think it was the perfect start for me as 'beginner Vegan' if that's even a thing, filled with so many delicious and healthy snacks to stop me missing all the egg or dairy filled foods. It definitely beats searching forever in the 'free-from' section of Asda, that's for sure!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Healthy Vegan 'Nice Cream' // 2 Flavours!


Hello lovelies! So as I mentioned in last week's 'Tea and Thingspost, this week I have decided to go vegan for the week. I'll be sure to do a full post updating you all but as of now, I'm actually loving it! I  can't boast that I suddenly have amazing skin or lost a ridiculous amount of weight from doing it, but my body definitely feels so much better both mentally and physically. Almost 'cleaner' if that makes any sense?! Anyway, because of it, this week  I've been experimenting a ton this week with different recipes and whilst crawling through pinterest for recipes, I discovered how to make these super healthy vegan 'ice-cream' style bowls using literally just frozen fruit! When blended, frozen bananas (alongside whatever other ingredients you choose) turn into this amazing ice-cream consistency which as you can imagine tastes delicious and got it's nickname 'nice-cream' because it really is so healthy and doesn't contain any dairy or sugar. It's become my new favourite breakfast food and ahh I can't wait to share it with you. I made two versions of these bowls, after you guys voted on my Twitter poll which one's you'd like me to make, and so I ended up doing this Raw Dark-Chocolate Orange bowl and a Blueberry and Coconut one. Both taste amazing, but let me know in the comments what your favourite one is? I think I'd have to lean towards the Chocolate one because I'm all for a little something sweet but let me know what yours is!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Tea and Things 03


Heya lovelies! It's the start of a new month, meaning I think a good old 'Tea and Things' post is due. Basically, time for me to ramble all the stuff that never quite makes it into my weekly posts (with a cup of tea next to me of course!) This 'Tea and Things' it just so happens to be an ice-tea actually, since the weather has been so lovely lately and *touchwood* Summer is finally on it's way yass. I feel like a combination of a bunch of factors as well as just the sunshine have really helped to boost my mood and for the first time in a while I'm actually feeling great! Let's hope by the end of May I'm still feeling this way aha, but for now I hope you guys are all having a lovely start to the month!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

April Love List


Hey lovelies! How are you all? Despite all my past Love Lists (which have included rambly moans about the month!) I've actually enjoyed April so much. The combination of Easter, School Holidays, and days out with friends have just boosted my mood completely and what can I say... I'm feeling fAb! This month's lil selection of 'loves' include everything from makeup, to netflix shows, to Easter treats and fun fact: This is also my 12th ever Love List (whoop whoop!) It feels strange to think that I've sat down and written a post like this every month for a whole year, but I love looking back on them and seeing how the objects in the posts kinda 'sum up' me then. If you want to check out the other 11 of my Love Lists, then just click the link here  but for now, I hope you enjoy April''s one lovelies!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Tips for Teenage Skin // 7 Ways


Hey lovelies! How has your Wednesday been? So if any of you are teens like me, you will relate to the struggle of 'teenage skin.' Hormones and all that jazz leaving you with spots, acne, oily skin and all those painfully annoying things and unfortunately... that's pretty innevitable! Some get it worse than others, but being a teenager myself, I've found a few tips for keeping my skin a bit more under-control and so for this post I thought I'd bring back my good old '7 Ways' series yay. Hope you guys find this helpful, and let me know down in the comments what skin-type you have? I have a mix of combination // oily!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Jumping Offline


I love social media. I love sharing photos, retweeting my favourite blog posts or scrolling through my best friends' snap chat stories; but sometimes it can all get a bit too much.

As a blogger, I probably use it even more than most people but most days going online can make me feel pretty shitty about myself. Picture me, sat in my PJ's on a bad day, drinking a lukewarm cup of tea with my hair in a messy bun (not the cute kind though) the I'm-feeling-too-grosse-and-lazy-to-do-anything-else-with-it kind ...and then scrolling through my Instagram feed. I'm sure we've all done it before. And I can guarantee it didn't make you feel any better.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Patch Lovin'



Hey lovelies! So lately I have become so obsessed with patches and how cool they look when sewn onto things like jackets and bags (I blame tumblr okay) and today I thought I'd write a whole post about my lil' love for them! Whether you're into bands // quotes // or you're just weird and love cacti like me, there are all sorts of unique patch designs out there that look amazing on denim or to customise you wardrobe with. Seriously, the amount of time I've spent scrolling through all of them on the internet is ridiculous hehe! Recently I've been buying loads of them online and in this post I'm going to show you a few of my favourite websites, how to sew them on, and ideas and inspiration for how to wear them! Hope you all enjoy, and let me know in the comments which patch out of my little haul is your favourite. 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

My Aesthetic


I feel like you can tell so much about a person from their pictures, whether it be blog photos or just a good 'old instagram theme! Everyone kinda has that distinct style of photos that they're drawn to, a Pinterest board that all fits together whether you realise it or not, and an aesthetic that says so much about them and their personality.

I was talking to one of my friends Olivia (from Oliva Alesha) the other day for example, and we were comparing our different aesthetics through a mood board. We gathered lots of photos from tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram to create a board that we thought best summed up our personalities and guess what... they turned out SO different!

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