Friday, 25 July 2014

FASHION : DAILY OUTFITS #2


things I wear daily, my favourite outfits |




Hellooo everyone !

Another Friday, another daily outfit. This week I reached for my all-time faves, strips on stripes and stripes in blue. Always a classic and always works. I don't believe clashing patterns are a bad thing, and the mix of vertical and horizontal stripes keeps the look interesting.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

FOOD : SMOOTHIES WITH GOODNESS


| ways to jazz up your smoothies with healthy good stuff |




Helloooo everyone !

You all know by now that I'm a big smoothie lover, and it's a great way to get in several portions of fruit and veg through the day - plus a good way of using up the fruit you don't want to eat (a slightly squishy and unpleasant strawberry, blend it away !

Smoothies are packed with goodness, but there are extra supplements and nutrients you can add in to pump up the running of your body.

Monday, 21 July 2014

BEAUTY : NEW IN FROM CHANEL + L'OCCITANE


| been #feelingspendy |




Helloooo everyone !

Now before I crack out a major haul post, I wanted to just spend some time talking to you about new loves in my life. Unfortunately they are not members of One Direction, or handsome men (oh cry) but who needs men when you have beautiful beauty products right ?

A little recent treat came my way in the form of the Chanel Coco Rouge Lipstick and a L'Occitane Lavender Hand Purifying Gel which smells like heaven and calm.

Friday, 18 July 2014

FASHION : DAILY OUTFITS #1


| things I wear daily, my favourite outfits |




Helloooo everyone !

So with nice weather - and time - I've been able to pop in a couple of photos of my daily outfits before running errands and doing work again ! Hooray !

I apologise for any grumps, I have been waking up earlier and working late (I say working late, I'm in bed at 10:15pm !) so excuse the tired face. Today I've thrown on one of my favourite little dresses and added some edge with a thrifted shirt tied around the waist, obviously following my love of blue.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

HOW/WHAT/WHY : WHY IT'S OKAY NOT TO TRY HARD


| Don't become a sweaty mess, skip the stress ! |




Helloooo everyone !

Sometimes we come across situations where we are expected to behave a certain way; be it playing the best friend who wants to make other's day perfect or in a new job where you want to show off your abilities and earn kudos with your boss.

Juggling the tasks and enthusiasm can be difficult, but you don't want to look uninspired or unhelpful so you keep going on to make sure you reach the standard set. But is the standard one from your friends, family or boss ? Or is it by you, setting yourself up for some enormous task and portrayal that is too hard to reach daily ? Let me tell you (and myself) why it's okay not to try so hard.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

FOOD : WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK CUCUMBER WATER


| so many benefits from a simple drink ! | 




Helloooo everyone !

As much as I love baking, I'm also interested in nutrition and things that will keep me healthy in an easy way through the day, and one of the absolute best and easy things to keep your system clean and detoxed is flavoured water.

Water is absolutely essential to keep your body and brain hydrated, your skin clear and your digestive system flowing. Many magazines and health experts rave about lemon water - which is really great and tastes lovely, plus even though it is treated as an acid it is actually an alkalizer which will cleanse your stomach - however too much lemon for me makes my skin and mouth go a bit weird, I find it too drying if I drink it everyday, so I instead drink Cucumber water.

Monday, 14 July 2014

BEAUTY : I LOVE...MOISTURISER


| when life gives you lemons...|




Hellooo everyone !

Citrus and menthol smells are just my absolute fave, and I'm constantly on the lookout for products that will make me smell like a eucalyptus plant.

Moisturiser and body wash are my big things because I like to smell of one type of thing (I mean for example, a lemon, or lavender etc. not a smelly concoction of scents) and as long as they match and make me smell and feel zingy, I'm all for investing in some great products. So enter 'I Love...' products.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

SUNDAY : THINGS I APPRECIATE ON WEEKENDS


| the small things that only can make you smile on a weekend |




Hellooo everyone !

As I start my new venture tomorrow, I've been thinking about all the little things that (even from working from home) make me happy on a Sunday.

So kick back with your cuppa, grab a snack or brunch, and have a warm fuzzy read.

Friday, 11 July 2014

FASHION : JULY WISHLIST


| things I absolutely need this month...|




Helloooo everyone !

As I am packing and planning at the mo I have been thinking about things I need for my new pad and life down in London, and have somehow complied this very pastel and patterned inspired wishlist (which I am in loveee with, I think I'll be buying it all )

FESTIVAL HAIRSTYLES THAT ROCK + WIN WITH HOUSE OF FRASER


| totally cool hairstyles to rock at all the summer festivals |


Hellooo everyone !

First off, I've had my hair chopped short. I have been craving a short 'do since...pretty much everyone started getting their hair chopped off this season and also since trawling through Pinterest looking at hair - curses you Pinterest for your influential nature ! It is a lot lighter and I feel a lot more mature and sophisticated with my on-trend waves ;) or maybe that's just me.

It seems hair is in the air at the mo, as Search LabsHouse of Fraser contacted me to create some festival hair'dos to inspire you this season. If you're off to V, Latitude, Bestival or maybe a festival abroad, take some inspo from these four looks and you'll look so good in all your instagram snaps.