WE’VE BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOME TOGETHER..

Hello beautiful people,

I’m sure the heading explains a lot, but this is the main reason I’ve been pretty AWOL the last couple of weeks. Me and Jake are officially home owners and have purchased our first home together.

It’s a new build property and it isn’t scheduled to be completed until September/October, however today we have exchanged contracts and are now legally bind. The past month or so has been super busy, we’ve been making soooooo may adult decisions from choosing kitchen interior and tiling to arranging signatures on forms for solicitors. Working weekdays has meant that my usual down time at the weekends has been taken over by adult arrangements but it has been SO worth it.

I am so grateful that we’ve been able to buy our first home together, especially before our wedding next May. Having a fiance working for Ikea is a little too convenient  when it comes to purchasing a property and I am LOVING creating a loooonnngggg shopping list on the website.

This is the main reasons I wanted to start blogging, to document special moments. I just never believed they would all come so close to each other!

If any of you have any modern room inspo then PLEASE help a girl out.

Tori Moore xoxo

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Welcome to the world!

Hey guys,

As well as being super busy, I’ve also had the most amazing news which I wanted to share with you. My eldest brother and soon-to-be sister in law gave birth to TWO beautiful girls last Sunday, they’ve named them Arabella and Dahlia! TWINS! The feeling of becoming an Auntie is something I’ve been lucky enough to experience before and even the 3rd/4th time around it is the BEST feeling!

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I know I’m (just slightly) bias but they are such beautiful babies, and although they are identical twins I can definitely tell the differences between them, which saves for any awkward moments.

I LOVE that my family is growing and who knows, the next people to add to it could even be me and Jake!

Tori Moore xoxox

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Simple cross stitch

Good evening guys,

I have been super slack with my blog over the past couple of weeks as I have had so much going on, which I will be sure to explain in another post. I thought that I’d do a quick write up on a cross stitch I’ve just completed. It’s another design from the ‘Subversive cross stitch book and it was so quick and simple.

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This took me about an hour and a half and one of the main reasons I decided on this design was because of the gorgeous Spring, pastel colours. Sometimes, I prefer to work on much more simple and quick designs as sometimes I struggle to find motivation when I know the finished product is going to take such a long time.

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As I’ve said in a previous post, if you’re interested in starting up stitching and want some sassy designs then the Subversive cross stitch book is definitely worth a buy. Here’s the link for it on amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Subversive-Cross-Stitch-Designs-Sassy/dp/1576877558/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463862800&sr=8-1&keywords=subversive+cross+stitch

Do any of you guys like crafting? If so, what do you like to make?

Tori Moore xoxo

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Favourite of the week – Views by Drake

Hey hey,

Since about 2010 I have been a MASSIVE fan of Drake and I even won a competition to meet him on his tour bus when he came to the UK in 2011. There have been a couple of mixtape releases over the past couple of years that I haven’t been loving but I was highly anticipating the release of his new album ‘Views from the six’ and OH WOW it did not disappoint!

It was kinda hard to listen to all 20 songs at first, as I usually pick a few I like and over listen to them but I made it a task to make sure I listened to each song before I started over playing them. I can honestly say, in my opinion, there isn’t a bad song on the album. It really brings me back to the Take Care and Thank me Later days and I cannot stop listening to it. I still don’t know my favourite song, other than the ones he’s already released of course! I want to give them all a listen another few times before I pick a fave.

If you just want to give the album a listen but you’re not keen on purchasing it then ‘Apple Music’ do a three month free trial, sign up to that and see what you think of the album. If you’re a fan of Drake then there is no way you won’t not like this album.

What music are you guys playing at the minute?

Tori Moore xoxo

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Lets connect!

Happy weekend everyone!

I was recently thinking that I’ve never made it massively clear to you guys that you can ‘Tori Moore’ on more places than just this blog. I have been rather slack with twitter and instagram but I’m ready to get back on it and would love to connect with some of you guys on there! You can find my links below:

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All my usernames are ‘torimooreblogs’ so give me a follow/like or just leave your usernames in the comments and I’ll be sure to check out your pages! With something like blogging I think it’s super important to show people support in what they’re doing, especially if you like their posts. Which makes me want to show a little appreciation to the blogs I love!

Thanks for reading,

Tori Moore xoxo

Urban Decay does Alice in Wonderland

Hey beauties,

Now I’m sure all you beauty fans out there are fully aware of this anticipated release that will be coming to the UK this month. UD junkies got the chance to order this from 1st May and from what I gather it sold out pretty quick, I live in England and that unfortunately means I don’t get access to be a UD junkie.

I’d say Urban Decay is my favourite high end beauty brand and there isn’t one product I’ve used that I’m not impressed with. When this launch got revealed I literally squealed with excitement. The packaging and the shades of both lipstick and eye shadow just got me so excited to buy this and although some shades aren’t massively wearable in the palette, I’m super excited to experiment with some colour in the Summer.

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It is still unclear when this is out in the UK, however they have confirmed it will be before 27th May, when the brand new Alice in Wonderland film hits cinemas. If you’re interested in this range to then head to ‘Feel Unique’ and register to receive an email once they’re out.

I definitely want to get my hands on the eye shadow palette and ideally I’d love all the lipsticks too, however the main 2 I want to purchase are Mad Hatter (bright purple shimmer) and Alice (nude shimmer). If I don’t get my hands on any of these I’m going to be one super unhappy girl!

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Do you live in the US and have gotten your hands on these already? Let me know!

Tori Moore xoxo

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A few of my favourite things: April

Hey beauties,

It’s bank holiday Monday and that time again so check out my favourites from the past month:

1. Helen Anderson’s vlogs

I love watching vlogs on youtube and recently I’ve been a daily watcher of Helen Anderson’s. She is actually from my hometown Norwich, England and we share a few mutual friends. Her vlogs are my idea of a perfect length, they usually last anything from 5-15 minutes and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who enjoys alternative, beauty and lifestyle videos.

2. Jo Malone fragrances

These are the only fragrances I’ve used that keep their scent on me all day and they’re such personal and deep fragrances. I own ‘Pomegranate Noir’ which is a dark and fruity fragrance and the new limited edition ‘Nashi Blossom’ scent which is perfect for spring, it’s fruity, fresh and has real hints of citrus in. If you’re ever in a situation where you want a new and different perfume then head straight to Jo Malone, they’re a little pricey but you will NOT be disappointed!

3.The Jungle Book

I really didn’t know what to expect from this film as beforehand I had heard it was much more action based and a couple have people had said that they thought I’d be disappointed. It’s a Disney film and I was willing to take the risk of not liking it, but oh wow I was DEFINITELY not disappointed! It still both the classic songs in there and I knew I enjoyed it because I didn’t check the time once, whereas with films I don’t think much of I’m counting down the minutes until it ends. I recommend this film to anyone, although it was a little jumpy for a PG!

 

4. Ikea

This is a really random and weird favourite but my fiancé works in our local Ikea and with the discount he gets I cannot get off their website. They have some really good quality, bespoke options and the new interior theme I want to go for is quite minimalistic and modern so Ikea is perfect for that.

5. Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay lipstick in Firebird

I have never come across a shade like this and it’s so gorgeous. I always used to use safe colours in lipstick until my mum told me to embrace my large lips and to start using more fun colours. This is a bold and bright fuchsia pink with strong blue undertones and a gorgeous shimmer. I’ve worn this a few times and the staying power of this is incredible. It has lasted through hours of drinking, eating and other every day activities. She has other shades so if this isn’t for you then I can guarantee one of them is.

6. Scrunchies

These are so 80’s/90’s but I am really loving them at the moment. My hair is super thick and when I’m working I much prefer it tied up and out of my way. Sometimes a pony tail just looks boring and I want to brighten up my whole look, which is where the scrunchy comes in. The two I use most both have bows on, one just plain black and the other is floral. Primark have an amazing range of them for a couple of £.

 

What have you been loving this month? Thanks for reading,

Tori Moore xoxo