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Little Things 13

Happy Wednesday! So, this post is coming at you mid-week because, after weeks of enduring seemingly endless writer’s block, I finally felt an urge to get behind the keyboard again. With a new surge of inspiration, I now have a brief blog plan for the next few months. Who am I?

With just over a month remaining of my year abroad, I’m relishing the t-shirt weather while I still can. Although, next week Madrid is expecting highs of 30 degrees and I don’t know whether my pasty British self is prepared for that. Sunny weather aside, I’ve mostly been curating ideas for my dissertation because my Research Topic Proposal deadline is fast approaching. I’ve been pulling my hair out just trying to come up with ideas. I dread to think about what I’ll be like come this time next year.

It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote up a Little Things! So, without further ado, let’s catch up on what I’ve been loving lately.

A New Member of the Family

Yep. WE HAVE A PUPPY. My sister sent pictures and gushing texts on Monday telling me the news and I nearly choked on my dinner. We have wanted a puppy for years. My mum’s birthday is coming up soon, so what’s a better gift than a puppy? She’s a year old Golden Retriever called Bella and oh, she is the cutest thing. If I wasn’t excited about flying home for summer already, I’m itching to be on that flight back to Liverpool now. My summer plans now all revolve around the new puppy. I mean, who needs a summer job when you can spend three months walking and training your dog? Sorry in advance for the abundance of puppy pictures.

Game of Thrones

I know, I know, everyone and their mother seems to be talking about this. I just cannot get over how intense The Long Night was. It was one of the most incredible episodes of television I’ve seen in my entire life. And (as you’ll learn in an upcoming post) I watch a lot of television.
Only two episodes remain and I have no idea what to expect. All I do know is that I’ll be gutted when it ends – these new episodes are making my monotonous Mondays so much better!

The Return of The High Low Podcast

Pandora and Dolly recently took a Spring break from their chatty pop culture podcast in which they share their insightful views on current world affairs. Their book, article and TV show recommendations never fail – I just wish I had enough time to keep up with them all! I missed listening to their amazing friendship and humour each week over April. However, as of last week, they were back discussing some more thought-provoking topics. Highly recommend giving this a listen!

This Is Us

After listening to Pandora and Dolly enthuse about the series, I started watching This Is Us on Amazon Prime and so far I’ve loved every minute. It’s a heartwarming comedy-drama series about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their parents, set over multiple timelines. Even if you don’t fancy delving into a whole new series, I’d still recommend watching the first episode. The pilot was a short film in itself and was a beautiful introduction to a show full of love, loss and self-discovery.


This seems to be a common feature in my Little Things posts. Ever since taking part in Adriene’s 30-day yoga challenge back in January, I’ve loved nothing more than incorporating even just 10 minutes of yoga into my morning routine. I used to start my mornings with a HIIT or cardio workout, but I’m preferring these slower practices which still target areas such as strength, coordination and balance. Alongside getting my steps in throughout the day, yoga has been my main form of exercise and I’m loving it.

Sephora Splurge

I say splurge, that might be an exaggeration. But, these past few months I’ve been super tight with my money. I’ve been wary of the fact that I need to carry everything I purchase back to the UK in just two suitcases. However, I gave in to the relentless tug I felt whenever passing Sephora’s shopfront and purchased the YSL Touche Éclat All-in-One Glow Foundation and the Pixi Glow Tonic. Let me know your thoughts if you own either of these products!

Pixi Glow Tonic Sephora

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As always, be sure to let me know what little things you’ve been loving!
What are some of your recent favourites? TV recommendations, foodie finds, things you’re looking forward to, let me know in the comments!



  1. You’re not alone there, I watch so much television as well! Episode 3 of Game of Thrones this season was incredible, I was quote literally squinting and on the edge of my seat the whole episode!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Same! I literally couldn’t take my eyes of the screen, it was insane! Thanks for reading x

  2. Macey Gloria Macey Gloria

    So so excited for you because of the PUPPY!!! I’ve heard so many good things about “This is Us,” I feel like I need to give it a watch already. Definitely soak up some sun girl 😉

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Ah I’m so excited to meet her! Yes watch it! I’m only 7 episodes in but it’s such a lovely show. Hahaha oh I will 🙌🏼

  3. Oh my goodness a new puppy is the most exciting news ever! If we didn’t already have three dogs I would be bringing home another puppy in a heartbeat. I used to have a Golden Retriever named Molly and she seriously was the most amazing dog ♥ Sounds like there have been a lot of great little things! Ah, and I still need to catch up on GoT!

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      We’ve wanted one for years so I’m dying to meet her! Ah that’s adorable. GoT has been insane! Thanks for reading x

  4. I’m kinda sad that your year abroad is ending as I’ve LOVED your Madrid posts. But new puppy?!?! That’s so exciting! My dad just got a new puppy and I took my dog over to meet him this week, so cute! Hope you love your Sephora bits! And you’ve been so sensible in regard to your purchase choices and packing to come home…I lose all sense of responsibility when I see a Sephora usually! x


    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Ah so glad you’ve enjoyed them. I knoww, can’t wait to meet her! Hahaha it’s been a struggle, but thought it was time to treat myself. Thanks for reading! x

  5. I can feel you about writer’s block. Congrats on getting a new puppy!! Hope Bella will have the best experiences with you and your family :). OH MANNNNNN don’t get me started on GoT. I can’t even with the fact that there are only two episodes left. HOW!!! Love that you’re getting into Yoga into your morning routine. Keep it up!

    Nancy ♥

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Thank you so much Nancy! Oh don’t even get me started on the latest episode! Thank you x

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      I’m loving it!

  6. This is us is a good show. Enjoy the puppy.

  7. I remember when I had to make my thesis proposal! I felt like everyone knew what they were passionate about and what they wanted to research, but I had no clue. In the end, I chose a topic that I didn’t know particularly much about but that I was vaguely curious about. I think it was more important for me to make a decision and get started with my thesis than it was for me to find the topic that I was most passionate about. In the end, as I researched my topic throughout the semester, I found myself more excited about it as I got more familiar with it 🙂

    omggg pup!!! I like the sound of your summer plans ^-^ // The end of GoT S08E03!!!!! Freakin epiccc // I watched the first season of This Is Us with my family when it came out! We all got really into it. The second season wasn’t out at the time and I haven’t gotten around to it since! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      I feel as if that’s the stage I’m at atm. I don’t want to rush into making a decision, but I have no choice at this point! I think I may have something now though which I’m quite interested in. I just hope it doesn’t drive me insane by the end of it!

      Oh don’t even talk to me about episode 5 either. I’m only 9 episodes into This Is Us and I’m loving it! Thanks for reading x

  8. Hey Evie! How exciting you have a new puppy named Bella, so cute! Ok I definitely recommend keeping up with This Is Us, it’s a tear jerker but extremely heart warming. I use the Pixi Glow Tonic, it’s wonderful for spot treating those random pimples, literally shrinks or removes them the next day❤️👌🏾

    Natonya |

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Ah I’m only 9 episodes in but every single one has been incredible, definitely a new favourite! I’ve been using it for about a week and have noticed an improvement in my skin already. What a dream 👏 thanks for reading! x

    • eviejayne eviejayne

      Yes you need to watch it! Just try and watch out for spoilers atm though haha

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