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Lonely Date Night

Thursday, 8 October 2015

There are many nights that I'm alone in the evening, and finding something quick and easy to eat is really important for me...because I'm kinda lazy!
I like to call the nights when Sev and I are alone, our date nights, just a Mumma and her fur-baby hanging out and usually eating something a little naughty.

I was recently sent the Tefal Optigrill* and it's the perfect cooking companion for those evenings when you need something quick and easy, but pizza or cheese on toast just won't do.
I decided to make burgers and home made sweet potato fries, the perfect Friday evening meal, if you ask me. The Optigrill is really easy to use, even letting me know when my burgers were cooked to my liking. It's so smart and sleek, and although doesn't really go with our pastel perfect kitchen, it slots on the side perfectly when we need to use it.
It's super fast to cook and even has easy settings for different items you may be cooking, as well as a defrost setting too.
The main thing I love about it, is how easy it is to clean! You can remove the plates and the tray to wash or pop in the dishwasher- which is perfect for my OCD cleanliness.

I finished off the meal with a glass Stella Artois Cidre*the new elder flower flavour may be a new favourite of mine. It's fresh and lively, but works perfectly with the crisp apple flavours too. It's probably a little too easy to drink, but when wine isn't on the menu, this is the perfect alternative after a stressful day at work or even a evening at a friends.

Drops Of Youth Range| The Body Shop

Monday, 5 October 2015

Drops of Youth Range c/o The Body Shop

As some where who has a pretty basic skin care routine, but also is worrying about aging skin, I was really interested to try out the new Drops of Youth Range by The Body Shop.
The range is aimed at fighting those fine lines & wrinkles, being very nourishing and moisturising and giving your skin that glow and freshness back, that it may lack. There are four key products that make up the range and they all fit in with my skin care routine really well;

Wonder Blur
This lightweight blur instantly smoothes skin texture, visibly reducing fine lines and pores for an even, flawless finish.

Bouncy Sleeping Mask
Discover our new Drops of Youth™ Bouncy Sleeping Mask, enriched with Edelweiss stem cells. Designed to be left on overnight, it leaves skin looking bouncier and feeling replenished.

Eye ConcentrateSee life through younger-looking eyes. Our unique Drops of Youth™ Eye Concentrate, enriched with Edelweiss plant stem cells, instantly refreshes the eye contour, and smoothes out the appearance of lines, bags and fatigue for younger-looking eyes

Our certified organic range has been created for the first signs of ageing. This innovative concentrate helps to enhance surface skin condition, leaving it looking smoother, fresher and healthier.

My two favourite items are the night mask and the concentrate. I think I've been able to involve them in my routine the most, and I think they've done wonders to my dry and flaky skin too.
I use them both in the evening, with two drops of the concentrate massaged into my face about 15mins before I use the sleeping mask. They live my skin feeling very moisturised, feeling smooth and just very bright and happy. 
Although I'm unsure if this range is helping my fine lines and aging skin, I still feel like it's worth every penny for the condition it's leaving my face in, which in turn is making me feel a lot more confident and happy ♥

Autumn Shoetique: Outfit Post

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Top, Skirt & Cardigan from Primark| Trainers c/o Shoetique
The weather this past week has just been so lovely, it really puts a smile on my face ♥
The leaves are turning orange and brown, but the sun is still high in that bright blue sky.

We've managed to really get out of the house and enjoy some time together this week, walking Severus (and Alfie & Tilly too) in the most picture perfect of locations. Too perfect not to stop for an outfit post, or two.

I've no doubt this outfit is going to be my go to Autumn look, and it's got me excited about styling again too. I hadn't bought any clothes until my big Primark haul, so it's been much needed and super exciting to get a few new items added to the A/W wardrobe.
I've some how become that person that wears, and loves, trainers. When did this happen? I'm not afraid to pair them with something like this outfit, either. I actually think it works really well and these Toms Trainers are my new favourite. Shoetique have an amazing range of brands and styles, for men, women and kids, so it's the perfect place to head on over to and order some new Autumn boots....or if you're like me, trainers.

My Love of Bournemouth

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Dorset is my favourite place, I would run away there every Weekend if I could. Exploring the beautiful beaches, cute shops and ever so wonderful way of life♥
In association with Travelodge I want to share my loves, tips & tricks with you, for that gorgeous town we call Bournemouth.

Oh, the beaches
This isn't too much of a secret when it comes to Bournemouth, but it's one I had to share none the less.
Oh, those beaches are just stunning. The long yellow sand, spanning miles and miles. They have everything from dog friendly beaches, beautiful beach huts and little island beaches too

(Pretend to) Live the high life
Not only does Sandbanks offer gorgeous sandy beaches, the best in the UK I'd have you know,  it also is the place I go to lust after my dream home. It's known to be a Billionaires playground and is full of property to lust over. Here's the secret though, I love people watching, and this is the perfect place for it. I adore walking along pretty streets, hand in hand with Sam, trying to find which house we'll buy next *wink wink*

Cocktails are a girls best friend
"Good times & great good"
I think my favourite thing to do is be with friends, drinking cocktails at the prettiest of places. Aruba in Bournemouth pretty much tickets all those boxes. It over looks the gorgeous beach and fun pier of the town, the cocktails are to die for and I've had the best time with friends there

Pop down the road
The gorgeous Poole Harbour is just down the road, and no doubt a great place to visit when you're in Bournemouth. The yachts and boats are what dreams are made of, the wonderful park is perfect for an evening sunset stroll and they have my favourite tea rooms, The Courtyard Tea Rooms. It's a small family run business in a gorgeous setting, especially the lovely courtyard. Afternoon tea is the utter best here, and they even do themed ones for special occasions such as Valentines and Christmas.
You can also get a boat to Brownsea Island, which is an idyllic spot perfect to see wildlife on this peaceful little island.
Have you ever visited Bournemouth, what do you love most about it?

It's In The Detail

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

I was recently challenged by Kaleidoscope to style up a couple of items from their new Autumn/Winter advert (you can shop the advert here) ♥
I of course jumped at the chance, making me think differently about how I style outfits and what I'd pair together. I can be a little obvious with certain outfits, and when I know something works well, I stick to that and find it hard to change it up.

The advert picks out the beautiful details that their products have, to make them so different from any other. Everything is a little different, and perfect to style personally for you...
I picked out the amazing suede ankle boots & the embellished sweater, so my first outfit choice was an obvious one and my favourite of them all.
I love a black skinny jean, and they work so well with both items. I think give me a leather jacket and a floral crown, I'd be good for cocktails with the girls. I love how laid back, but pretty the sweater is though, so this outfit wouldn't look out of place catching the Autumn sun rays with an ice cream in hand.

Although I love everything pretty, girly and a touch of special, I also love a laid back look. I'm pretty casual at heart, and ankle boots with everything is pretty much my uniform on a general day to day basis.
I really love how this look worked out. The casual ripped jeans obviously work well with my tee, but I think the tied jumper and boots give another element to it, making it a little more than a boring outfit you may first think of.

Last but not least, here's the boots again with that pretty, girly outfit I spoke about. This dress is so lovely and I think it could work with almost everything, but the boots are just so wonderful. I love how they dip at the ankle and have the gold detail at the heel, they're so perfect for day to night and not too high that your feet would hate you the day after.

Which outfit do you love the most?

The Island of Majorca

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Where did that week even go?!
We are home from our lovely little break away on the island of Majorca. It was just what we needed with the sun shining brightly, the cocktails flowing and sand between our feet.

I think that we've changed, which of course is going to happen. I used to be content with sitting by the pool and sunning myself, and although there is still a part of me that will always appreciate that relaxation and dose of Vitamin D, I love to go and explore. Adventure is out there, and I think we've done a full turn on what we look for on holiday now. We love luxury, and something a little more special, I love exploring and finding pretty things to snap away at. We always love breaks away, even in this country, and I think you may see more little breaks to both the sunshine and different Cities and seasides to get the most of this wonderful world, of ours ♥

Next on our list is to re-visit Paris, and hopefully enjoy it a whole lot more than in 2012. I'd also love to visit Mykonos and all these vloggers are making me jealous with their Country side and tree house breaks too!

Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more of our adventures.

Holiday Byes!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Tomorrow we're heading off for five days of sun, sea and cocktails ♥

I honestly can't wait to get away, to worry only about my tan and eat & drink good food with my wonderful Husband.
I am so ready for a get away, for a break from work, and from everything.

You'll no doubt still find me on instagram
and I hope to have some wonderful videos and blog posts on my return

I love getting away and saving up is always the hard thing to do when we're looking at holidays. Mainly because I just always want to go to Florida....or some sort of Disney holiday. Truthfully though, even a short get away to Spain can be hard to afford, and I don't think it helps that we enjoy the little luxuries in life more now too. Cocktails that actually taste awesome, views that take your breath away, and places where you can dress up and feel amazing every night.
I can't even imagine being a student and trying to go on holiday, I'm not sure how Sam and I did it when he was at University. Saving was even harder to do then, you can find out more about the TSB students accounts. Sam found the 0% over draft a life saver, and I always suggest putting any money you can save into a high interest savings account. As well as this using discount codes that are out there for students can help on not only a spree in Topshop, but also a little Summer Holiday too.
I think budgeting is so important, being a student or not, you need to figure out your income and your outgoings to make sure that you can afford that new skirt....or that Disney holiday.

See you all in a week......

  *This is a collaborative post*

Barking Rad Gift Box

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Dog gift box c/o Barking Rad

Severus loves getting parcels and presents, and I think most of you enjoy the photos that comes with that ♥

There's a new dog gift box in town, and we were delighted to try it out for the blog. Barking Rad have do gift boxes perfect to spoil any pooch, as well as an amazing array of shop items too- such as doggy Birthday cakes & even pet clothes too.

Severus loved his box, which you can buy a one off or subscribe to it monthly, there were some amazing treats and toys. The box is stuffed with 5-6 trend accessories, fun toys, grooming products and delicious treats, all for under £25. 
Sev can't wait to get his next one....