24.4.15

THE SHIRT DRESS

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SHIRT:LUCLUC // RING:PASHA // WATCH:NIXON // 
LEGGINGS:MYDRESSROOM // SHOES:CHOIES

COLOUR!! I can't remember the last time I wore something with colour in,as much as I say "I'm giving up black,white and grey" I never do, but today I thought i'd brighten myself up with this gorgeous print.It said it was a shirt dress on the website but its a tad too short to be worn without leggings nonetheless, I love it.

How would you style it?

Much Love

23.4.15

MID WEEK MANI

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DIOR POLISH // SAVEONMAKEUP

I thought i'd share what's on my nails this week,I try and switch up my polish at least once a week,1: because I get bored easily and 2:it's more than likely chipped off and looks bloody awful.

This weeks colour is 'Nuit' by Dior,Im a huge fan of dark vampy polishes,I know they are worn more in the winter but I never stick to different colours for different seasons,if I like it,I'll wear it.

This is my first experience with a Dior polish and I must say i'm very impressed.I adore the brush,its thick and tapered which makes applying so easy,my nails are quite thin so I can apply from the brush onto the nail in one swoop.The consistency is lovely and thick,you could definitely get away with one coat but I did 2 just to see how dark it went.It dries in seconds which is a god send because i'm one of those people who needs the toilet right after i've painted my nails.

Overall i'm giving it a 9/10,lets see how long it takes to chip!!

Have you tried any nice polishes recently? if so let me know in the comments

P.S I got this for a mere £7.99 from saveonmakeup,BARGAIN

Much Love

21.4.15

WEEKLY EATS

My boyfriend and I have been eating like kings the past few weeks,I don't know wether to blame our greediness or Masterchef 
(CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FINAL,HOPE SIMON WINS).
I thought i'd share what we have been cooking up recently

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1. Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup
2. Sesame Salad With Hard Boiled Eggs
3. Crispy Sea Bream,Sliced Roast Potatoes,Roast Tomatoes And Griddled Baby Leeks
4. Baby Kale,Cheese,Tomato and Fried Mushroom Tortilla
5. Spicy Thai Curry Soup With Vermicelli Noodles
6. Sesame Chicken & Egg Salad
7. Chicken,Lemon & Green Olive Tagine

I BLOODY LOVE COOKING!!!

If you would like to see more of what we eat or an in depth recipe please let me know

Much Love

20.4.15

WHAT A LOVELY BUNCH

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I came home yesterday to a great big box sat on the doorstep,at first I was confused and didn't have a clue what it was but I then clocked 'Boutique flowers' in huge letters and started to get increasingly more excited.
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I have heard a lot about online flower shopping/apps recently and I think its such a great idea,I absolutely love having flowers in the house, they look lovely and make me so happy so i'm 100% behind the idea of ordering them online because lets face it,the supermarkets are generally full of half dead shit and not everyone has a local florist where they live.
It's also a lovely gesture to send them to your loved ones,I know for a fact my mum would be ecstatic if these landed on her doorstep.
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I'm extremely happy with the bunch I received,they include crisp white long stemmed roses,oriental lilies,lisianthus,bouvardia flowers mixed in with lime green shamrock chrysanthemum blooms.
They came beautifully packaged in clear and grey spotted cellophane,along with a plastic water tub to keep them from drying out on their journey,the box they arrived in was super sturdy so it puts your mind at rest that the flowers won't be destroyed by those heavy handed postmen!!!
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Mine are taking pride of place on the breakfast bar and looking beautiful (the rubber band looks hideous but i'm scared they will fall out of shape if I take it off)

If you are after flowers for a special occasion please take this company into consideration,i'm over the moon with them,you can find these flowers and many more HERE

Much Love


13.4.15

THE SWIMSUIT

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SWIMSUIT: FOREVER UNIQUE

These photos do this swimsuit no justice at all,I would show it you on but my muffin top isn't in great shape at the moment nor are my thighs,however...my goal for the summer is to fit into this beauty.
I know that i'm not overweight neither am I fat but a bit of toning here and there wouldn't go a miss and there is no way in hell I am  donning this until I have done so.(Oh and lets not forget my pork pie skin,that needs a good couple of weeks in the sun before I even think of getting my flesh out!!!)

Body confidence aside,this little all in one is gorgeous,its so well made and the added body chain adds a touch of much needed glamour.

I'm giving myself until June to shape up...Watch this space #MYFUSTYLE

Much Love



9.4.15

KATE COOKS: PAN FRIED SEA BREAM,BABY KALE & SAUTEED NEW POTATOES

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I haven't done a cooking post for some time but I was recently set a challenge to come up with a meal using Florette's new product...Baby Kale.I am a huuuuuuge fan of normal curly kale so I couldn't wait to give this a go,I opted to cook it instead of have it in a salad but i've tried both ways now and its also delicious as a salad base topped with cherry tomatoes, sesame seeds and a big glug of extra virgin olive oil.

My boyfriend and I cook together from scratch more or less every night and last night we came up with this tasty number.

PAN FRIED SEA BREAM,BABY KALE & SAUTEED NEW POTATOES
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:YOU WILL NEED:
.Fillets of Sea Bream
.1 Bag Of Florette Baby Kale
.New Potatoes
.Chorizo
.Dill
.Mayonnaise
.Lemon
.Olive Oil
.Asparagus(optional)

:HOW TO:
1.Part boil the new potatoes,remove from heat,peel,cut into slices then place into a hot oven for 20 mins approx.

2.Chop Chorizo into small chunks,add to another pan,cook until golden and until it has created its own oil.

3.Boil a pan of water and cook asparagus for 1-2 mins,it doesn't want to be too soft!! (Optional)

4.Heat 2TBSP Olive oil in a frying pan,place the Seam Bream skin down and press flat with a spatula(this will create a lovely crispy skin) cook for about 3-4mins or until the fish flakes away perfectly.Season generously.

5.Add the baby kale to a pan of simmering water and blanche for 20-30 seconds,no longer as it will turn to mush!! When drained add chorizo and the chorizo oil and gently stir through together.

THE DILL MAYO
Put 3TBSP of mayonnaise into a small bowl,finely chop a handful of Dill and add to the mix,add half of the lemon juice and season to taste

Serve and enjoy

Much Love

2.4.15

THE PINAFORE DRESS

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DRESS & TOP : RAVI FAMOUS // WATCH: T.H.BAKER // BACKPACK : CHOIES // NEW BALANCE: ASOS

I've been wanting a pinafore dress for ages and i'm in love with this stripey number,its very girly and different for me but I like pushing myself to try new things,I toughened it up by adding my new balance,a chunky watch and a leather backpack.

DAMN MY LEGS NEED SOME SUN!!

How would you style this?

Much Love

31.3.15

FAVOURITE THINGS

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PEONY: GIFT SHOP // CASIO: T.H.BAKER // PHONE CASE: ZERO GRAVITY

I thought i'd share a couple of my favourite things as of late.
I'm such a watch geek and love adding new ones to my collection,you can never go wrong with a Casio in my opinion,as much as I love my gold Nixon watch i'm giving it a rest and donning this blue beauty for spring.

It's also time for a new phone case,my old one has seen better days,it was covered in scratches,small splits and general grime(you iPhone users know what I mean) this geometric one ticks all the boxes for what I was looking for,I adore it.

What are your current favourite accessories?

Much Love

COLOUR GODDESS

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I am constantly swapping and changing my shampoos and conditioners.I don't know if its because I get bored of the scents or that Im forever trying to find something better for my hair.
I was lucky enough to receive this "Colour Goddess" Bed Head package,now let me just say,I am very hard to please when it comes to hair care because so many claims and bullshit are thrown around and not everything works like it says it will but these two products blew me away.

The Smell? OH MY GOD!! if you have ever tried butterscotch Angel Delight it smells just like that,the scent lingers in my hair all day,its gorgeous (if you don't like sweet scents you will hate this).

Whats in it? It's infused with sweet almond oil,Vitamin E,Coconut Oil and Keratin.

The claim? It Refreshes and cleanses your hair, removes build up to optimise colour vibrancy,Smoothes and adds shine,makes your hair more resistant to breaking during brushing which means fewer broken ends which can make colour look dull and flat.

What it actually does? Quite frankly,all of the above,I have never been so impressed with a shampoo and conditioner,My hair feels amazing,I was using a Loreal Elvive colour shampoo before and my hair was in a disgusting state,these babies have rescued it, have bought out my platinum blonde colour even more and banished all yellow tones,massive bonus!!
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You can pick up these life savers for a bargain price at Hairtrade

All you bleached haired girls need these in your life!

Much Love

26.3.15

NEW IN: THE SATCHEL

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SUNGLASSES: MISSONI // SCARF: POWDER // DRESS: SHEINSIDE // SHOES: SOLE AFFAIR // BAG: VIDA VIDA // WATCH: NIXON

ANOTHER DRESS?? what is happening to me?? I ditched the jeans today and went for a midi dress and sandals,I did wear a jacket and scarf to keep that cold wind at bay but I very much enjoyed getting my pale,pork pie skin out for the first time this year.(I'm pretty sure its impossible to make knees look nice in photos)

New in my wardrobe is this absolutely stunning leather satchel,I've been on the hunt for the perfect one for god knows how long and ended up getting my hands on this one,the leather is buttery soft,beautifully made and it is large enough for a weekend away too which is perfect for the travellers amongst us.It's also personalised with my initials under the flap which I adore!!

I can't wait to wear more dresses this Spring/Summer,a basic piece like this is so easy to dress up or down and every girl needs one in her wardrobe.

Much Love