Friday, 1 August 2014

FASHION : DAY TO NIGHT OUTFITS WITH JOY THE STORE



Helloooo everyone !

I love being able to translate my wardrobe from day to night, and rocking evening outfits during the morning work-shift. I'm also one to buy lifelong pieces from fantastic brands so when I was scouring out the JOY The Store website I was spoilt for choice !

I was particularly drawn to the new Louche range which has some amazing bold prints and cute printed accessories, so naturally I complied a wishlist of pieces and made some outfit posts of how I'd translate each piece from day to night

Thursday, 31 July 2014

JULY MONTHLY FAVOURITES


| all the things I've been loving this month |




Helloooo everyone !

Another month has flown by, a lot has happened and a lot is still coming up even though I don't want to be in the last quarter of 2014 just yet.
This month's favourites range from music to make-up to food, so let's start having a look at what made the cut.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

FOOD : HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE BARK


this.is.heaven |




Helloooo everyone !!

I have a real treat for you today ohhhh yes. Now I don't eat a lot of treat stuff really but sometimes you just want a little itty bit of chocolate. Milk chocolate and Cadbury's just doesn't cut it and after finding no emergency dark chocolate in the fridge (we've really not eaten chocolate for ages) I decided to crack out my new bag of cacao and have a go at making my own.

Surprisingly, making your own chocolate is delicious - and also more cost effective, healthy and satisfying as you put all your hard work in to make it so having that extra smidge of a piece is deserved.

Monday, 28 July 2014

BEAUTY : SEPHORA CREAMY TRAVEL BODY WASH REVIEW


| a travel sized body wash heaven |




Helloooo everyone !

Sephora is probably a place that if we had it in the UK, I'd be living there by now. Their range of cosmetics and products is just beyond, and there's so many exciting things to try - Lily Pebbles makes me want the Sephora Cream Lip Stain.

Even though we #beautybloggers tend to go more towards the make-up sections, there are some awesome Sephora Collection Creamy Body Wash products on offer including these 4 cute mini samples I received through a friend, and were absolutely awesome !

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.