Monday, 9 June 2014

LITTLE WHITE DRESS




What I'm Wearing:
Dress - ℅ French Connection
Blazer - Topshop
Wedges - Primark

I wore this outfit to a summer BBQ, it was an evening event so although the weather was humid I still wanted a jacket. There is nothing greater than a brand new crisp white dress, wearing it for the first time when it's not been washed yet. This dress is gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous, it has an amazing bust with cross hatch detail to add strength to the material giving it a gorgeous shape. The skirt also has slight pleats at the top  adding to the flattering shape of the dress by nipping it into the waist.

I also want to give my wedges a rave review, I've been trying to hunt the perfect wedge forever, some are too tall and others are too strappy. I was about to give up my hunt when I can across these in Primark for £15 a few weeks ago and let me just say, they've only left my feet since for sleeping!

Whats your perfect spring time outfit?

Monday, 19 May 2014

BEAUTY: MY CURRENT SKINCARE ROUTINE



My biggest issue with skincare is that I can't maintain consistency! I purchase all the right products, do all the right things… for about a week & then it goes out the window! 

I've decided to strip my skincare back to something simple! Everyday is now all about taking my make up off, cleansing, toning & then moisturising! Once a week I also do a face mask to keep everything hydrated! 

Removing my make-up: 
Garnier Miceller Cleanising Water. I believe this is meant to be a Bioderma dupe but not having tried Bioderma I can't compare! This little sucker however is £4.99 and lasts fooorrrever! - it says on the bottle 200 uses, but I have to confess I haven't been counting! On the whole it does remove eye make up very well! 

Garnier Fresh Essentials Cleansing Lotion. I can't find this anywhere now so believe they have replaced it for another cleanser so I won't tease you by reviewing it! However all Garnier cleansers I have used have been super lovely & gentle! 

Toning: 
Garnier 'Goodbye Dry' Softening Toner. For me toning is always a tricky one as it can be quite harsh on the skin! - this toner is perfect for my sensitive skin whilst making it feel clean & fresh! 

Moisturising:
Garnier Moisture Match Illuminating Moisturiser. LOVE LOVE LOVE this moisturiser! It's really gentle and works really effectively, for an affordable moisturiser it's light and ticks all the boxes! 

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. BEST THING EVER if your skin is a little parched, or for the day after alcohol. This mask makes your skin completely different, it hydrates and makes skin plumper. It's well worth the price tag as it lasts forever and is absolutely gorgeous! 

What are your skincare heroes?
Leave a comment and let me know! 

Monday, 28 April 2014

FASHION: PRIMARK APRIL/MAY 14 HAUL



So this month, despite buying a house I have been super naughty & spent some (lots) of money in Primark! I did however get some yummy little bits which you can watch in my haul video! 

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Friday, 4 April 2014

LIFE: 11 LIFE LESSONS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW BY 21.






1. Clean your room for no good reasonSometimes, when no man is coming over to canoodle, your place is too small to have parties, and/or you've been really busy, your living space suddenly becomes a little 'unloved'. Yes, you might be busy having a social life — but you should still pick up your dirty underwear occasionally, for Pete's sake. Just do it for me. 

2. Read one classic novel a month - And not a modern classic. I'm talking a Henry James/Edith Wharton/Jane Austen shit (not that they are shit!). I know it's way harder than whipping out that Ok Magazine you stole from the doctor's waiting room, but just think of it as flossing your brain! And hey think how smart you'll look with that in your handbag!

3. Acquire the ability to go out to restaurants alone - You are a grown-ass woman, and you don't need someone else to give you permission to eat something besides Pot Noodle. Take your Henry James/Edith Wharton/Jane Austen shit and get down to some fine cuisine solo. 

4. If you're waiting for a dude to change, stop waiting. - He won't. 

5. Stick with one kind of drink every time you drink - All-beer, all-cocktails or all-wine will severely lessen your awful hangover the following day., come on ladies we will learn this at some point in our lives… shots and wine are NEVER a good idea. On the other note if you did forget and do have the hangover from hell, drink full fat coke. I don't know why it works, it just does. I am not a woman of science! 

6. Look after your skin - now is the time ladies the biggest giveaway to a woman's age is her skin. Now you don't have to invest in anything fancy or over complicate things. Just be consistent. Heck, even your skin deserves some stability! 

7. Start a savings account, or a pension - I know, I know yawwwwwn. But let me tell you, being the only person I know that owns a home at the age of 21 is a preeeetttyyyy good feeling! And hell when the girls were out drinking and I was stuck in looking at my piggy bank times were hard but now I am so grateful to my parents for making me save. At the end of the day money isn't happiness but it is a step up to different opportunities. And really do you need a Starbucks every day?

8. Invest in good pieces of clothing - now I ain't hating on Primark, hell I love Primark as much as the next gal' BUT Primark is a fabulous place for your basics & on trend items that will go out next month. I'm talking black jeans, white shirt, black blazer, leather jacket… those timeless pieces your wardrobe needs to survive (maybe a tad dramatic!) but just invest a little more and you'll get a lot more wear! 

9. Stop caring what other people think - you'll just make choices you don't believe in based on their opinion… and who has to live with those choices? Well let me tell you, it isn't them! 



10. Don't focus to much on your body - your body is beautiful and the more attention you give it the fatter it will appear… don't get me wrong I still have days when I cry into my macaroni cheese/cheeseburger/pizza/all of the above… and a little self indulgence IS okay but on the whole… no one really cares about it and neither should you! 

11. Don't worry about the future - Dear Lord, stop worrying. If there's one major thing I have learned at 21, it is to calm the hell down. Everything will be fine. And if it isn't you'll always have Demi Lovato GIFs to remind you 'bitch, you're fabulous!'




Tuesday, 1 April 2014

RECIPE: CHICKPEA & PESTO SALAD


Today on the blog is this SUPER easy and majorly delishhh salad! I find it really hard to inspire myself when it comes to taking lunch to the office, everything I take come 12pm seems average in comparison to what the kitchen are cooking up… sure whatever is in my tupperware is minus the processed goods but when you have a to do list the size of your arm, you want a lunch that will comfort you back up and sometimes those greasy dishes are calling my name - however we all know that those processed meals are good for the here and now but some the 4 o' clock wall we are starving again! Fear not, the yummy Chickpea & Pesto Salad has tonnes of va va voom and it keeps you fuelled all afternoon! 

You Will Need:
- 1 and a Half Cups of Chickpeas
- 3 tbsps of Pesto, I confess I buy mine. I will I did homemade!
- 1 Handful of Spinach
- Sundried Tomatoes, as little or as lot as you like! 

Makes 4-5 Portions. 


1. Take your chickpeas & pop them in a bowl. Simple!


2. Stir in your Pesto, if your not a HUGE pesto person then don't use as much, if you are a HUGE pesto fan treat yourself to another spoonful! 3 tablespoons is enough to give a happy coating! 


3. Top off with your spinach leaves & sundried tomatoes, stir in & enjoy!

The Health Benefits

Sun-dried Tomatoes:
- Rich in antioxidants - great for… well everything!

Spinach:
- High in iron leading to 'the popeye effect'
- High in protein, iron vitamins & minerals this superfood is a miracle worker for your hair & skin

Chickpeas:
Due to high fiber content and low GI, chickpeas are excellent for weight loss diets
- Chickpeas keep you fuller for longer, curbing hunger pangs & controlling appetite
- High in protein - this is good news for your hair ladies & gents!
- Reduces cholesterol 
- High in amino acid tryptophan and serotonin, chickpeas play a vital role in regulating mood and sleep

Let me know what you think of this yummy salad & if you try it out!