Colouring in for grown ups

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Isn't it annoying when you're tired allll day and then as soon you get into bed it's like your brain is suddenly switched on? I'm not always good at switching off before I go to bed usually because I've just come off my laptop or my phone which we all know isn't good for sleep!! 

I decided that the best way for me to get to sleep quicker would be to do something relaxing before bed; cue the grown up colouring book!!!

I had no idea these even existed until a few weeks ago when I saw them in a blog post and then my mum also mentioned them to me. WHSmith have such a huge selection, whether you like patterns, flowers or animals :) 

All of the ones I looked at were around £10 which I think is reasonable considering the number of pages there are! I don't think they're something you'd buy loads of. They'd be such a cute present for anyone in hospital or ill too as it's relaxing and can be done from bed.

I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at what kind of designs were in my book! There's something therapeutic about colouring in. I would be so annoyed if I went out the lines so I tend to focus on just the colouring and nothing else which is perfect before bedtime!

I have to admit, I did feel a little childish going up to the till with this, but come on, you know your inner child wants one too!!! 

What do you think?


  1. I love colouring in, adult colouring in books have been on my radar a couple of years now xx

    Ioanna |

  2. I keep hearing about these, I'm dying to get one. Honestly one of the worst things about growing up is not being able to colour in unless you've drawn some amazing piece of artwork. I think I might have to get one because man I loved colouring when I was younger, I remember getting those lil magazines and just skipping straight to the princess colouring in of that magazine and having the time of my life!x

    1. Aw I know! I used to always get a colouring book for long train journeys when I was little or those magazines :) xx

  3. Oooo I may need to get this one, i have loads =]

  4. I keep saying to myself I'll buy a colouring book, and yet I don't! Like you said, they do seem really relaxing. I may have to invest in one soon!

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  5. I have one too! It's nice for the nights where I want to chill and let my mind switch off for a bit. I know what you mean, feels a bit silly at first but is so relaxing! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  6. Colouring in is the best! So relaxing <3

  7. Love colouring in too, that looks a really fun book too - lots of pretty looking patterns!

  8. I recommend the Works if you fancy buying another one.
    They range from £3 to £6 in there!

    1. Oh brill, I'll have to have a look there then, sounds like a bargain! xx

  9. I've seen a lot of teenagers/adults purchasing these lately. I've heard it helps to calm nerves and soothe any feelings of anxiety which I think is great. It's the precision of staying in the lines that gives people control and acts as a form of therapy I guess. I'll definitely look into purchasing one, plus it gives me an excuse to buy lots of pretty stationary aha :P Thanks for the great post, really enjoyed reading it!!

    -Nabeela xo


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