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As we approach the end of summer and in my case, crave the autumn, I thought I would share 5 TV shows that are coming soon that I’m looking forward to watching. I love autumn/winter evenings when you can get all cosy and comfortable and watch tv/movies. It also tends to be a good time of year for new TV shows and seasons to release. 

In today’s post, I thought I would talk about some TV shows that are hitting our screens this year that I recommend checking out. Some of the shows are shows that have already been on TV and are coming back with a new season and some are brand new TV shows which I think look good and I am planning on watching when they come out.

I'm back again, talking about what has been keeping me entertained over the past couple of months when it comes to TV shows, films and music. My last What I've Been Reading, Watching and Listening To Lately post was way back in April so I thought that now we’re approaching Autumn, it’s the perfect time to recommend some TV shows and films as there’s nothing better than a cosy night in when the weather gets cooler, right? 

I’m finally posting another ‘What I’ve Been Reading, Watching and Listening To Lately’ in what feels like forever, I don’t even know why it’s taken me so long to sit down and write this as I usually really enjoy writing these. It’s been that long that I’ve actually forgotten some of the things I’ve watched so I’m mostly just going to be talking about more recent things I’ve enjoyed watching in that section. Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading this post and let me know if you have any TV shows, films and music recommendations in the comments. 

I thought it was time I'd do another What I've Been Reading, Watching and Listening To Lately post as I've realised that the last one was way back in May! I've definitely been more into watching TV shows over anything else over the past few months which is why there's a few on my list this time around. 

I can't believe the last time I talked about what I've been reading, watching and listening to lately was back in October?! So I thought it was about time I updated you on what's been keeping me entertained lately...

I know I always say this but I really want to get back into reading this year because I seem to start a book and never finish it. I recently picked up Colleen Hoover's latest book Regretting You which I've just started to read so I can't really say my thoughts just yet. However, I always finish her books because they're always so good and pull you in quickly. My favourites are Hopeless, Maybe Someday and Confess. So expect to see me talking about Regretting You in my next blog post about what I've been reading, watching and listening to. 

I've obviously got to talk about You Season 2 which I quickly binge-watched within a couple of days after it was released on Boxing Day. I actually think I enjoyed season two more than the first season because the characters had more depth and personality. I don't want to say much more because I don't want to spoil it for people who haven't watched it yet. There's one thing for sure Penn Badgely who plays Joe/Will can really pull off the stalker/psychopath role well, right?

Another TV show that really stood out towards the end of last year was The End of The Fucking World Season 2 which again, I think I actually enjoyed more than the first season. It follows James and Alyssa a couple of years after the events that took place at the end of the first season. Again, I don't really want to go into detail because I don't want to spoil the first season but if you like dark comedy then you'll probably really like TEOTFW and the episodes are only around the 20-minute mark so you can soon get through the two seasons.

I binged watched Season 2 of Sex Education in two days and I bloody loved it! It's just so funny but also really relatable in parts too. I really wish there were more episodes per season! I'm still a bit gutted about the ending of season 2 though, if you've watched it then you'll know what I'm talking about. If you haven't watched Sex Education yet then it follows Otis who is socially awkward and inexperienced in every department when it comes to sex and relationships. However, his mum is a sex therapist meaning Otis has unintentionally picked up some tips and advice along the way. After he gives Adam the school bully some helpful advice, he ends up setting up a sex clinic at school with "bad girl" Maeve to give out advice and make fast money.

I was so excited when I found out that Bombay Bicycle Club were coming back and releasing a new album. I have a lot of memories attached to some of their songs so they're a really special band to me. I loved the first single Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You) from the new album and had it on repeat for weeks so it's safe to say that I've been listening to the album a lot since it was released. My fave songs from it are Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, Is It Real and I Can Hardly Speak, as well as Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You). 

I also really like Harry Styles latest album Fine Line which I'm not going to lie, I didn't expect I would be writing in my next "What I've Been Reading, Watching and Listening To Lately" blog post. I've never been a massive follower of One Direction or their solo work but because I heard Lights Up and Adore You on the radio and really liked them, I decided to give the album a listen and I've been listening to it quite a lot since.

Lastly is a song I've been really liking which is Simmer by Hayley Williams from Paramore. I used to be a die-hard from of Paramore back in my emo days so it's kind of weird to be listening to her when I'm almost 26 if you get what I mean. But I really like Simmer and I'm looking forward to hearing more of her solo work. 

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Because I’ve spent the majority of this year at home because of my ongoing health problems, it’s safe to say I’ve managed to get through a lot of TV shows on my watchlist on Netflix and NOW TV (that’s when I don’t have brain fog and can’t concentrate anyway). As we’re now technically creeping into Autumn, it means some new TV shows are about to be released. So I thought I’d share with you 4 TV shows that I’m definitely going to be watching this Autumn and why. 

So it's the last day of August. I cannot believe how fast this summer and well, year has gone by in general. Before we know it Halloween things will be hitting the shops and next thing you know it's Christmas again! Anyway today's post is as described. There is a little bit of everything on this list of things so be prepared because it might seem a little all over the place. But I hope you enjoy it!

First thing is the Body Fantasies Body Mists. I think these are only available in Superdrug in the UK at the minute but I'm not 100% sure. I've only got the Japanese Cherry Blossom one right now because that was the only one available, but I am going to buy Twilight Mist when I can get my hands on it because it's out of stock online and it's never in the shop either. The Cherry Blossom one is lovely! it's not overpowering which I think is a good thing and it's smells very fresh but delicate. Price: £3.99 but are half price at the minute in Superdrug.

Next is Stranger Things. Oh my god what a show. Some people get the hype and some people don't. I definitely do! I will admit I was debating on continuing watching it after two episodes because I wasn't gripped straight away but I think after watching the third or fourth episode then I was hooked and ended up going work feeling very cranky and tired the next day haha. It's one of those shows that you have to watch it without any distractions and listen intently. Because if you miss something it will confuse you the hell out of you. Love the 80's vibe and music in this too and the children actors are so good considering they're so young. When's season two being released?

Pukka Tea is one of the best things I've found in ages. Plus it was entirely accidental find it so it makes it seem even more better. Some of you reading this might thing uh, boring. But this stuff is magic I swear. There's 20 tea bags per box, they each come in a little cute sachet and there's lots of different types in the range. Some are the basic ones like Earl Grey and English Breakfast but the ones I've got in at the minute are called: Detox, Relax and Night Time. I don't really know why this tea seems to work for me better than any other flavoured teas but it just does. The detox one seems to make my skin clear up quickly. The night time one relaxes me when I'm trying to sleep and helps to stop me overthinking so much in the middle of the night and relax obviously helps me the wind down and just feel more at ease. Definitely recommend. Prices range from about £2.39-£3.69 depending where you shop. links: | |


Rimmel Brow This Way is something I've already wrote about in my previous post. It's definitely grown on me even more. If you've not read my previous post then I'll just say that you do get a lot of product for the price and the colours are a good match but the brush is quite big and bulky... as you can see in my picture above. It's quite hard to work with. Definitely would say to use an old eyebrow brush (I use my old Gimme Brow brushes) But it stays on really well and doesn't flake off at all. Price: £3.99 so it's very purse friendly which is an added bonus.

So this one is tad bit embarrassing to admit but I've become quite addicted to Teen Wolf. It's like a guilty pleasure. I watched the first season about two months ago and didn't really know what to make of it and whether if I wanted to continue or not. Just because I thought it was kind of a little rip off twilight but with wolves being the main focus and a little cliche in some parts. But a few weeks ago because of being absolutely nothing decent to watch at the minute series-wise... apart from Pretty Little Liars. I thought I'd get into season two, and now I've just started season 4 the other day (yes I know. I've binged watched it) and it's definitely getting better each season. It's story line is interesting and it's like comedy/horror/fantasy all thrown into one. Best thing to say is give it a try. The first two seasons are on Netflix.

People say that curvier, chubbier, fatter (whichever way you want to phrase it) people shouldn't wear horizontal stripes/lines because "it makes them look bigger and wider". I've heard and seen that everywhere since I was younger. Which is why for so many years I've just avoided and not given any tops or dresses with stripes a chance at all. But all of sudden over the past few months I seem to have collected quite a few and they've become staples in my wardrobe and the weird thing is... they actually suit me. So when I wear any of them they are just instantly a confidence booster. I tend to wear them with either a long and big necklace just to spruce them up a bit more. But yeah, new favourite print. Who'd a thought it?

 My faves are in the picture above and they're all from supermarkets: left - asda £10 but isn't available anymore | middle was £7 but now has gone into sale and right £5 - both from sainsburys

Colleen Hoover. This woman's books are amazing. I haven't read all of her newest book It Ends With Us yet because I've had a lot of things going on and haven't really felt like reading to be honest. But I've read almost all of her books and you literally feel all of the emotions all the way through them. You laugh, you sob, you feel angry, confused and more. Her books get into your soul and you don't get that with every book you read. She's one of a kind in my opinion. My favourite books by her are: Confess, Hopeless and Maybe Someday.

Hello, hello to my new favourite band... Blossoms. Love their new album so so so much. After spending a few weeks away from everything just because my mind wasn't into doing literally anything, I finally started to feel better and more like myself and then remembering about their album being released was such a good feeling. Instant mood booster. It's one of them albums which you can listen to in your car or when you're half asleep at night or to have a good sing along to in the shower (recommend Charlemagne for that). I'm so proud of them for getting their album to number one in the UK too. They definitely deserved it! Favourite songs: Honey Sweet, Deep Grass, Texia 

So there's my August faves. What were yours?

 Thanks, Kirsty x 

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