Friday, 15 April 2016

What I've been eating for breakfast

For breakfast lately, I've been giving myself a lot more time to make, eat and enjoy what I'm having than the usual grabbing whatever is there before rushing off to work.
There are some of the things I've been enjoying lately:

Smoothie bowls


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

What I've been reading lately

About a month ago I was feeling quite bored with reading and stuck in a routine (of not reading), so I thought what better way to sort it out than order some new books! I've now finished reading all of them so it seemed like the perfect time for a review.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Spring fashion edit

Spring means a new wardrobe, new trends and some colour! I've been loving Anna's capsule wardrobe videos and decided to pick out five pieces which I thought would take me through spring!

I know what you're thinking right. A Trench, how predictable:


But, TBF, I have wanted a really good, timeless trench coat for so long. I think I'm slowly accepting the fact that the Burberry trench is out of my budget, so this Zara one seemed perfect :)

What pieces are your must haves for spring? 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

My first winter holiday: Sweden/Norway

Back in February I decided to go on my first 'winter holiday'. That's not to say that I hadn't been anywhere cold before when going away and visiting cities etc; but never this cold! The place I went to in Sweden, Åre, was a bit of a pain to get to but know for being one of the best Ski resorts in Sweden and also around -19°C

To get there, first we had to fly to Trondheim in Norway and stay there for a night before catching the train over to Sweden. I really liked Trondheim and had a bit more time to explore on my way home luckily.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Trying HelloFresh

Back in December, I decided to give the Hello Fresh box a go. I'd seen them advertised all over social media and TV and thought it sounds like a great idea but a tad pricey for my liking. So when a £25 off voucher came through the letter box I signed up to get the box next week.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

New in Skincare

After my recent holiday to Sweden and Norway (more on that soon); my skin felt sooooo dry, especially around my cheeks and nose.
My normal moisturiser just wasn't cutting it, so I felt I needed to up the game and try out some much loved skincare.
After browsing Look Fantastic trying to find something for my dry dry skin, I was recommended the Embryolisse Lait-creme Concentre and I'm so glad I decided to get it. At only £20 plus a 10% discount voucher it didn't seem overpriced. It has a nice smell and the creme itself is lightweight but really moisturising. I love it!

Next was the Eve Lom Rescue Mask which is a bit of a cult beauty buy and one I'd heard about before. So I was keen to try it out, but at £35 for 50ml it ain't cheap!!
It was different than what I expected and felt more like a clay mask with exfoliating bits, but after leaving it on for 10 mins (and sparingly applying it - that's 70p a ml!!) my skin did feel amazing.
Lastly, was this Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water, as my Caudalie Beauty elixir had run out and I could't justify another. So this sounded a little similar and it's cheaper and you get 5x more! I haven't had the chance to try it out yet, but I'm sure it'll be good.

What new skincare items have you been trying lately? Any recommendations?


Saturday, 26 March 2016

A bit different for Easter.. Chocolate bark

This Easter I decided I wanted to make something a bit different to the normal Easter egg (note- I've never made an Easter egg!). I'd seen these chocolate barks or slabs, or whatever they're called, a lot on Pinterest and they looked so pretty.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sleepy Sundays & the S+ by ResMed

Waking up on a Sunday and having a lie-in is probably one of my favourite parts of the week! Today's lazy morning included eggs florentine and an obligatory browse through my Instagram and Twitter feeds on my phone.

I usually look forward to my Sunday 'lie-ins' so much as I often feel exhausted from the week! If you're anything like me and feel like you stare at a screen 24/7 & find it hard to 'switch off' then you'll know the tired, almost exhausted feeling most mornings. I constantly feel like I struggle to wake up!

So you can imagine how excited I was when I got the chance to try The S+ by ResMed*. Which is the world’s first non-contact, fully comprehensive sleep tracking system and it launches in the UK on Tuesday – available on the website: https://mysleep.resmed.com/GB/en/ , ResMed clinics, John Lewis & Amazon.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Trying new make up

Two weeks ago I fancied a bit of a clear out of some old make up that I wasn't really using any more - or had gone out of date. So that meant I could buy some new make up, right? Out with the old, in with the new.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Monday, 1 February 2016

Bake Box subscription

Back in December I was contacted by a lovely PR company asking if I'd like to try their new subscription box; Bake Box *. I'm a big fan of cooking, and although I'm not the best baker (can't bake sponge to save my life), I love brownies, meringues and lots of other baked goods!

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

What I got for Christmas / Birthday

I usually love watching these kind of videos and reading these blog posts. Hopefully noone finds them bragging or vulgar - I think they're fun! I'm sharing just a few beauty and home bits that I got for Christmas and my Birthday as they're only 3 days apart. 
First up, I got the ever so stereotypical 'blogger' candle. But I can't help it - it was copper and smelt nice. All the important things right? This one is from Anthropologie -- Similar here
Next from my lovely friend *STOP READING THIS KIM, I KNOW YOU DO*. I got a copper terrarium. As she knows my love of copper and these are so pretty at the moment. I'm still deciding what to put in it!
I've been wanting Charlotte Tilbury for so many months now and couldn't decide between the lipsticks or eye palettes. In the end this Dolce Vita eye palette won me over.
Lastly, and kind of the star of the show as they were by far the most expensive / extravagant things were these Hakuhodo make up brushes. I got mainly from the J and G ranges.
L-R: G510 M round powder brush, G5544 angled powder brush, G5521 Highlighter brush, B004 eye shadow flat brush, J142 eye shadow brush round, J 162H angled eyeshadow brush.

What did you get for Christmas? What have been your favourite 'What I got for Christmas' videos?