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Monday, 13 March 2017

meeting meerkats

Yesterday me and Sean finally went to meet some meerkats as part of a Christmas present from my parents. We travelled to Mansfield which took us an hour and thirty minutes in the car. On arrival we made it to Willow Tree Farm which was tiny and had other animals. We waited until our slot which was 3 o'clock to meet our new furry friends. When we got to the small pit where they were kept, four meerkats appeared to greet us. I had seen meerkats before but I never expected them to be how they was up close and personal.



A lovely girl also named Paige gave us a small plastic tubs full of scrambled eggs and meal worms, soon enough all four meerkats were around us. I couldn't believe what they were like, so friendly and calm. Their was one girl and three boys, their names were Lottie, Ander, Frankie and my personal favourite Timon.
Soon after the food was eaten, they were all about exploring us. Ander ended up in my hood, which came as a surprise as you can see from the photos.
Overall the experience was so lovely and was worth it. If you know somebody who would love a gift like this, their are loads of great deals on Wowcher or Groupon.

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

places to get the best affordable stationery

Ever since I started blogging 2 years ago, I have always been on the look out for the best stationery. I now have a collection of notebooks, pens and organisers that I have found in shops like Homesense, Flying Tiger, TK Maxx and many more. I try and stay clear of the most expensive brands for stationery, although I found this Kate Spade Sticky Note Set in Rose Gold from John Lewis and you could say it is pretty expensive for just some sticky notes but I couldn't resist it. Now to help you find the best stationery...

Homesense: I have probably talked about homesense so many times before because it is one of my favourite shops at the moment. They have EVERYTHING you can think of. Their stationery collection is just the best, the adulting and to do note books were very cheap! If you're asking why I must of bought these it is because they are rose gold and just pretty.

Flying Tiger: Another great cheap and cheerful shop is The Flying Tiger. I found some Kate Spade set of pencils dupes for just £1! They say things like "for explaining things or for invisible messages", I did get them a while ago so I'm not sure if they will have them but it is worth looking.

Zoella Lifestyle: Pencils that are still in their packaging and yet to be opened are these from Zoella's Lifestyle range. For affordable stationery and something pretty, Zoella's range is pretty much that. I still have my eye on the Once Upon A Time Journal which I know is a bit pricey but it is huge.

Kikki-K: One online website I recently came across was Kikki-K. I recently got myself a food planner which I have been using so much of. You come across so many gems on their website and have really good sales if you're on it at the right time.

Where do you shop for your stationery?
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Friday, 10 March 2017

iphone 7 plus review!

So the other day I finally got an early upgrade for a new phone and I was beyond excited as I knew what I wanted to get. I previously had the iPhone 6 16GB on a 12 month contract. I love waiting for new releases especially from Apple so I figured when I had the early upgrade I would get one of the recent phones. 

When I had heard about the iPhone 7 plus having the dual camera, I couldn't resist. Honestly the only thing I was worried about with this phone was the size; especially because it was a big hop from the 6. But you can carry on reading my thoughts below...

The dual camera is the main reason why I went with this phone. When I had the 6 I was always taking photos of everything so having a great phone camera meant a lot to me. You can really tell the difference between for example my old phone camera compared to this one. Whenever I would zoom in on my 6 the photo wouldn't be as sharp so the quality wouldn't be so great, where as the 7 plus if you zoom in the photo is sharp quality. Portrait mode is becoming my obsession, I have been taking more photos of everything. You can see photos below using this...
The size is something that I surprisingly got used to straight away. I love to watch Youtube videos on my phone so having a big clear screen was a bonus. I have no problems using or texting on it, everything just looks so crisp on it.
Battery life on this phone is insane, I don't need to charge it as much as I used to with my iPhone 6.

One thing I heard before I got this phone was about the removal of the headphone jack. This bothered a lot of people, for me it isn't a big deal. In the box mine came with headphones, which I thought was weird until I saw the little adapter (which I will lose fairly soon) that plugs into the lightening port, the same as where you charge your phone. It is so hard to get used to that part at the moment.

Overall I am seriously impressed with this phone and the camera. I love how fast the battery life is and the size really doesn't bother me. I'm really happy I went with this upgrade!

What do you think of my iPhone 7 plus review?

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Thursday, 9 March 2017

spring beauty wishing

After having a good look through my make-up stash recently I noticed that I hadn't really had any Spring beauty. When I say Spring beauty I mean not any blushers, highlights or pink lipsticks. I feel like as soon as a new season rolls around I like to have a splurge on new bits and there's nothing wrong with that...(unless my bank account has a say.)

I had a good mooch online to find some bits that I would love to try this Spring/Summer. So, my wishlist is full of dreamy pinks, heavenly fragrances and shimmery products. Let's just hope I can find some room for these...




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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

my heavenly skin care from lush

Today I thought that I would share with you my heavenly skin care from Lush. Now I call them heavenly because they truly are. I only started buying these treats a couple of months ago as I always just bought the bath bombs until I was convinced one day when I was in the Birmingham store. My collection has grown since then, so here I am to share with you my favourites...
Sleepy Body Lotion - Sadly this is no longer in store or online as I think it is only around the Christmas collections. But I have to say that this is my favourite one out of all of them. After I have had a nice hot bath before bed, I add this to my skin because it's calming, helps you drift off to sleep and sinks into your skin so quickly. It's the perfect wintertime cream that's twilight scented. It contains skin softening oats, coco butter and lavender.

Cup O' Coffee Face & Body Mask - As soon as you open this tub you are hit with the incredible scent of coffee. I have already nearly used all of this up and I love it. My skin loves it and I should think so as I apply a good helping , leave it on for 5 minutes and then apply a little warm water, and gently scrub to remove it. It wakes up my skin which is bloomin' marvellous!

D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap - Now this one is fairly new to my collection. As I was making an online order I came across this and I just couldn't resist. I think I'm very new to the party but I never knew Lush did shaving soaps. This is just as pink and fluffy as you'd expect. It feels like some sort of foam and is scented with strawberry and vanilla. I tried this out the first time the other day on my legs and it really works like a treat. My legs felt so soft and smelt lovely afterwards. If you're looking to invest in a new hair removal treatment, I would definitely get this one!

Salted Coconut Hand Scrub - When the cold days hit us in the UK, I wanted to get myself a really good hand cream/scrub so I went to trusty Lush for help. I came across this tub and I was hooked instantly. I take a small scoop of this and massage it onto my dry hands. Add a little water and then rinse to cleanse. It contains coconut oil, sea salt, aragan oil and lemon which leaves hands so so soft and hydrated. This is a cold weather saviour.

Snow Fairy Body Conditioner - Same as Sleepy this one is also not available in store or online, but I just needed to share this one with you. My showers have become such a treat lately with this product. Whilst I'm in the shower I simply slather this cream all over my skin, rinse and then pat dry to allow the conditioning, and oils to sink in. You smell of a sweet scent that lingers on for hours.

What is your favourite skin saviour from Lush?
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

a spring to do list

Horray we are in March and that means that Spring is finally upon us. I feel like Spring is the perfect time for new things. So here are a few things on my to do list:

1. Spring clean my bedroom. Clear out my wardrobe & make room for some new bits.
2. Treat myself to a few bags of mini eggs.
3. Paint my nails in some cute pastel colours. I really love wearing Essie's Fiji
4. Buy some tulips & daffodils to brighten up my bedroom.
5. Pick up a Spring blusher, I have my eye on Sleek's Pixie Pink.
6. Bake some Easter treats that I have seen on Pinterest. I have found some great ones on my Baking board.
7. Take more photos. I might try going on cute afternoon walks & catching pastel sunsets.
8. Wear more colour. Now Winter is gone I can finally get out my colourful pieces.
9. Start using my new make-up brushes. Spectrum Rose Gold Brushes.
10. Use my new Lush bath treats from the Mothers Day collection. I am so excited to use Ups-A-Daisy.

What is on your Spring to do list?
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Thursday, 23 February 2017

#welovefalselashes

On a gloomy Friday I received an email from an email from falseeyelashes.co.uk asking me to review a few pairs from the Rosie Bea range on their website. I was beyond excited as I was actually looking to buy some lashes for a night out I have coming up.
I decided to go for 'Kitty'* and 'Fling'* as they didn't look too intense. I like my false lashes to be quite shorter but still give me that volume to my eyes.
First thing I have to say is how bloomin' adorable is the packaging?! But onto what I thought of these lashes on my eyes...


Kitty is a fair short length lash that deepens in tone towards the outer corner of the eye that blends beautifully with the natural lashes. I loved the overall look of these lashes can't wait to see how they look with a more smokey eye and liquid liner. I hardly noticed I was wearing them as they are so lightweight.

I feel that Fling would be the perfect fake eyelashes to start off with first as it's soft, fluttery and has a wispy design that features a winged look but still natural. If you are like me and are not too keen on the overly dramatic nor obvious fake eyelashes then this pair is for you.

Falseeyelashes.co.uk stock over 1,000 affordable lash brands including: House of Lashes, Esqido and Red Cherry. The prices are much more affordable compared to the drugstore shops. As a bonus they offer 10% off your first order!

What are your favourite lashes?

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

mini outfit of the day

My outfit this day was all black (no surprise there). Sean got me a jumper from Joanie Clothing which is a brand I had not heard of before. Links are below what I am wearing in the photo.

Jumper - Joanie Clothing | | Black Jeans - H&M | | Black Coat - New Look (Similar) | | Choker Necklaces - Primark (Similar

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

new year, asos wishing

Asos have some lovely things right now so my wishlist is larger than ever before. This jumpsuit will be perfect for a wedding I have coming up later in the year or just perfect for Spring/Summer parties. I adore this t-shirt dress with the lace hem and the pretty gingham style skirt. These are my current picks for Winter and the new year:

         

 

  

             

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

beauty finds from tk maxx

When it comes to buying beauty products, I think that we do like to save some money. Some high-end can be expensive and off putting as we want try out these brand new products that everybody is raving about, especially to create great content on your blog. I have been to TK Maxx twice now and I have came across some little beauty treasures at low prices.

You have to go at the right time because as it gets to mid day so many people come by testing out the product so it gets damaged or just taking the product out of the box without even paying. Unfortunately I did come across some products that were not in their packaging. I was disappointed as some were NARS or Too Faced. But luckily for me I have been both times at around 11am and have found these gems that I am about to tell you about in good condition.


A few days ago I found the Too Faced Cat Eyes palette for under £10, which if you think about it is pretty spectacular considering it retails at around the £20 mark. I think it had just got delivered that morning as the condition was great. There were quite a few, so I may go back and pick one up for a giveaway for you lovelies! Next I picked up the Too Faced Bulletproof Eyeliner for just £5.99! The box that it came in is in perfect condition and so is the product. I have already given this a try and I absolutely love it.

The beauty section always has so many nail polishes, but these three Essie ones caught my eye. I decided to grab Starry Stormy Night, Coconut Cove and Pool Side Service. These were £2.99 each and I was really chuffed. My Essie collection is now growing much faster now.

Lastly I picked up two NYX Powder Blushes I picked up Terra Cotta and Dusty Rose. These were £4.99 each. Overall I am very chuffed with what I have picked up from TK Maxx. Let me know if you would like to see more of these because I won't be able to keep away from the beauty section.


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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

jord wooden watch & giveaway (CLOSED)

Today I am bringing you something a little bit different to what I would normally blog about. I am really interested in accessories at the moment and one type of accessory I have frankly never owned is a watch. A reason for that is that I have never found the right one for me as I can be very picky. Now, when the lovely people over at JORD got in touch with me and asked if I would be interested in trying out one of their watches*, I was so excited as I loved the look of the collection they had on their website. If you carry on reading you can see how you could win a $100 code to use on a new JORD watch for yourself.
I was spoiled for choice which watch to pick but I decided to go for this gorgeous one from their Reece series in the Golden Camphor and Khaki*. The look and finish of this watch is just delightful. I can never tell it is there on my wrist because it feels so light and is so comfortable to wear all day long. You can tell how much work has gone into making these watches as it is beautifully hand crafted and looks natural. It is the perfect fashion accessory, imagine all the compliments I get on it asking where they can get one themselves and just how great it looks. The wooden box it arrives in took my breath away. Inside along with the watch you get a cloth to keep your watch in tact which is great. Along with a spray. You could say it's just the perfect watch! You can take a look at their watch collection here.
Myself and JORD are hosting a little giveaway where you can win a $100 code to use to get a wooden watch of your own. All you have to do is click here and enter your name and e-mail address. You will then be entered into a prize draw! And just by entering you get a $25 code off a wooden watch (excluding the winner). The giveaway is live now and will end on Tuesday 28/02/2017. Good luck to you if you enter! I would like to say a massive thank you to Bill over at JORD for getting in touch with me and sending me this lovely watch. I feel so spoiled!
What do you think of JORD Watches?
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

my goals for 2017

Well, hello there. I feel like I haven't typed anything on this platform for so long now and I'd firstly like to apologise for that. As you probably know when Christmas comes around it can be hard to find the time to sit and write down a blog post (saying that it seems most people did.) But as I'm currently in Devon on a mini breakaway I thought now is the time to tell you my goals for 2017.

I have to say that when I did this sort of post one year, I truthfully didn't stick to it! Now that is going to change as I really want to make some great changes this year that will help me. Here are my top 10 for the year :

1. Drink more water. Ditch the fizzy drinks, they aren't good for me!
2. Don't skip breakfast or else I will just be less likely to binge on something unhealthy later on in the day.
3. Don't go on my phone, at least once every hour.
4. Never go food shopping while hungry.
5. Remember to recycle.
6. Save up some money once a month towards that holiday I want in July.
7. Exercise more. Set some goals.
8. Start reading more great books that are out there, no excuses.
9. No more takeaways, plan some great meals to have in the week.
10. Take care of myself more. We can sometimes feel so guilty neglecting our own needs.

What are your goals for the year?
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Monday, 5 December 2016

a december to do list

1. Put my ASDA Christmas duvet cover on my bed.
2. Pick up the Christmas radio times magazine, which is what I do every year and circle all the best things coming up this Christmas on TV.
3. Have a festive Lush bath every weekend.
4. Decorate my bedroom! Put up my small white tree, add my new baubles and string up some fairy lights.
5. Visit the Christmas market with friends, just to have the ever so popular pint of beer or just a cup of warm mulled wine.
6. Pop on a Christmas movie while tucking into a tub of heroes, with some candles on and drinking a spiced mulled wine.
7. Wrap up the last of my presents and add them into cute gift bags.
8. Pick up a new dress for Christmas day.
9. Paint my finger nails and toes with sparkly red nail polish.
10. Go on winter walks and grab a delicious hot chocolate.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

gift guide: stocking fillers for her

I had never featured a gift guide post on my blog before, until now. Now that there are only three more Mondays until Christmas I have decided to put together some gift guides to help if you are struggling to find something to buy for that special someone in your life. Putting small gifts into a big or small stocking has always been my favourite thing to do when prepping for Christmas. Now me and Sean have started doing stockings this year I have been more than excited. Here I have pulled together some perfect stocking fillers or if you are doing a Secret Santa for somebody, this would be the right place for you!

The Body Shop and Lush are great places for cute pampering gifts. Body Shop do some amazing gift sets which I love to buy my friends or family every year. I decided to pick up one of their Jingle Gel Rock sets which contains 60ml bottles of shower gels which can be a real treat for some people. Lush's Christmas range is just devine, one thing I would recommend getting somebody is the Snow Fairy Body Conditioner which smells of candy floss and leaves your skin feeling super soft after a shower.

One of my favourite things to receive in a stocking is beauty related gifts. For a little festive treat the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lip Glosses are perfect, especially the shades 'Berry Picking' and 'Champagne Toast'. Or if you are looking for a little body mist then Zoella's Sweet Inspirations is the perfect scent and the bottle is pretty.

For stationary lovers, this Kate Spade Sticky Note Set is perfect for someone to keep themselves organised. Also if you need some fantastic pencils, Tiger have these Kate Spade dupes for just £1!

I have put together a list below of more gift ideas too:

  

  
  

  

  

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