LIFESTYLE: Brits Behaving Badly

Sunday, 30 August 2015

I do love an infographic or two, with the right topic, I actually find the numbers and statistics pretty interesting and when its laid out in a cute cartoon - even better!!

This one about being naughty and getting into trouble abroad was sent to me by My Voucher Codes and with it being holiday season I thought it would be a good one to share!

This year, now that I have my own money and all, I have gone a bit holiday crazy - I am constantly thinking about where I want to go next and how I can plan it that I have enough days off to do it all. Disneyland Paris is always on my mind plus I would loooove to go back to ME Mallorca for another mini break. 

Talking of Mallorca, The hotel was actually in Magaluf which is mentioned right at the top of this infographic - A place definitely known for brits being naughty abroad although I found it super interesting that when you average it out properly, Spain comes very low on the scale! 

See! I told you these things were interesting!!

 An infographic by the team at Where Brits get into trouble abroad

FASHION: Motel Luella Playsuit

Friday, 28 August 2015

Its a well known fact that Motel Rocks is my favourtite brand. Only problem for me, is it can be pretty expensive, but its a popular brand so if you look properly, you can easily find it much cheaper. Ebay is great for Motel! I have bought so many brand new items for less than £5 on there (heres my latest purchase which cost me £3) I also find cheap pieces in the Topshop sale and in loads of online shops too. 

This amazing playsuit came from Get The Lable* and is £21 cheaper there than its original price. Not bad! I already have a Motel dress in this print and I just think it is so pretty. This is an XS which is smaller than I usually get but it seems to fit fine - a bit big if anything but it laces up across the back so you can make it as tight or as loose as you like. I love a playsuit in the summer time, I'm hoping the sun stays out for tomorrow becuase we are having a big wedding reunion BBQ and I would love to wear this for it!  

LIFESTYLE: Evolution Of Ice Cream

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Its no secret that I love my ice cream. I will eat it as a snack during the day and happily, a bowl of ice cream over dessert at a resturant, Andrew and I even buy tickets for the Ben and Jerrys festival most years (its amazing.)

In fact, until last week I ate the most ice cream out of everyone I know. (unless Andrew is having a bad day, he can get through a whole tub in one sitting) So what happened last week? The new girl started at work. This week, she has made friends with the guys at the Odeon across the road and has come back every day with a sundae topped mini oroes and sat eating the whole thing before lunch. Now I can eat ice cream, but I'm not sure I could handle that.

Ben and Jerrys is a current firm favourite although ice cream started much simpler. We have an ice cream van man living down our road so there is always an opportunity for a classic 99 with a flake which will always be my first choice when it comes to an ice cream van.

Whats Your Favourite?

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Roses Only is a luxury London based rose florist, but these roses arent like normal roses, they are big, beautiful and luscious and at £70 for 12 roses thats exactly what you would expect!

They offer same day delivery on all London orders placed before 6pm and come delivered in a long brown box wrapped up with a bow (we'll just forget about the rude delivery guy who complained that he had to come all the way from Baker Street when we have a florist down the road.) They arrived on a Saturday so luckily I was at home with Andrew - we took the huge box out into the garden so I could have a proper look at them. 

The roses come laid on a bed of tissue paper which made it all the more luxury - they just look so impressive even laying in the box. They even come with their own little water supply packs so that they dont dry out on the journey and they are literally the bigget roses I have ever seen. Here, I have the bright mix which is a selection of beautiful peach and pink roses.

On a seperate note - how cute are my new Vans*?! I loved the whole hawaii collection when it came out earlier this year but slip ons have always been my call and I love that they arent identical. I got mine from Foot Locker and they just so happen to be in the sale at the moment for £20 if your interested!

VLOG: Barry M Factory Tour

Monday, 17 August 2015

Last Friday, I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Barry M factory for a very special tour! As you guys know, I am a massive fan of Barry M so I was super excited to see how it is all made. I wasnt sure how I was going to document it for you guys but when I got there I decided it had to be a vlog!

I had no idea what I was doing really but again and I only had my phone with me but I am pretty pleased with the finished result! Hopefully I can now start to grow my confidence with it and start filming a little bit more often.

Hope you enjoy it!!

LIFESTYLE: Sure Maximum Protection Deoderant Review

Friday, 14 August 2015

Sure got in touch with a little campaign to help me showcase their Sure Maximum Protection Sport Strength deoderant. Applied at night, it works as you sleep to form a level of protection, giving you unbeatable wetness protection for the day ahead. Equally, you can apply it as part of your morning routine which is what I do. Apparently its 2x stronger than the leading antiperspirant which is amazing and you can buy it at Boots, Tesco, all the usual places - RRP £4.90.

Sure asked me to use it, then get a little hot and sweaty doing some exercise and then come back here with a post workout selfie and let my followers, you guys, know what I thought of it as a deoderant. 
I'm not usually a fan on roll on style deoderants as they  leave me feeling really sticky and horrible but this was more like a cream and seemed to be absorbed pretty quicky so that was a good start. I don't exercise all that much and I am definitely not a gym person although I like a swim every now and then. I am lucky enough to have access to some gym machines outside of the gym - I have an exercise bike at home and Andrew has a treadmill.  So while I was at his over the weekend, I got up early, put one one of his big t-shirts and applied my new deoderant.
Safe to say, it was a bit too early for me so I just had a gentle run! After a little cooling down break and some water, it was straight up the the bathroom for a post work out selife in the bathroom mirror before jumping in the shower.

So what did I think? I was pleased with the deodeant. I really loved the cirtusy scent to begin with and it seemed to last pretty well - I didnt smell too bad after my run which was nice. Since it kept me smelling fresh even after a run, I have started using it as my every day deoderant and I am really pleased to say that it hjas kept me smelling fresh all day - even after a rush hour tube ride home!

LIFESTYLE: Kitchen Wishlist

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Since I've started work, I have come in to contact with alot of people my age, who no longer live at home with their parents. I feel like the little kid around them while they are talking about bills and getting their heating fixed and I'm not even making me bed in the morning. 

I am in no rush to move out although I am looking forward to being able to decorate a house how I want it to look. I always come across things in shops and think "I'd love something like that when I have my own house" so today is a bit of an imaginary homewear wishlist! It started out as a homeware wishlist but ended up being totally kitchen focused! When it comes to the house itself aka the walls, I want white everything. White walls are a must to keep everything feeling fresh, light and airy.
I would love to get pretty white appliances for the kitchen too, you know, white toasters, white microwaves and a big white fruit bowl. And what am I going to do with all that fruit you ask? I would also have a nutribullet to make lots of yummy smoothies - duh.

Pretty jars to keep whatever I fancy in them. Maybe colourful, individually wrapped sweets or nuts or something like that. I also love this pineapple shaped jar to put boring looking things like tea bags in.

Taking of tea - I love this simple G mug and of course an A one for Andrew too!

Whats On Your Kitchen Wishlist?

LIFESTYLE: Friday Night With Papa Johns

Monday, 10 August 2015

On Friday (the night before our first friends wedding) Andrew and I decided to have a quiet night in to relax and prepare for the big day. He was best man after all and he was getting super stressed already. So it was amazing when Papa Johns got in touch earlier in the week to see if we wanted to have a night in on them!

Papa John’s has become the first pizza chain in the UK to offer a no-quibble promise to provide a free-of-charge replacement pizza if customers are not entirely satisfied with their order.

Neither of us had ever tried Papa Johns before so we just ordered everything.The pizza arrived right on time - which happened to be at the same time as Terry, the groom, with the wedding suit for Andrew to try on so he ended up opening the door to the delivery guy in a wedding suit haha.

Once everyone had left and the suits were all packed up, out of pizza sauce reach, we sat down and scoffed it all. The food all stayed hot in its box which we were pretty pleased about. I had a plain cheese and tomato pizza, feeling pretty unadventurous but its a classic so its fine! Andrew had a BBQ chicken with stuffed crust - I did steal a few crusts off of him in the end haha love a stuffed crust. The starters were my favourite part - we got chicken bits and chicken wings both super tasty.

As well as feeding us, they also sent us a couple of DVDs, some wine and some popcorn. So when all of Andrews family got in we sat down and put on The Wedding Ringer. Good Timing!
Have Your Tried Papa Johns Before?

LIFESTYLE: 5 Things in July

Friday, 7 August 2015

I have been loving all these 5 happy things type post I have been seeing around lately so I thought I'd give it ago. I dont want to overload you with stuff so I am thinking it's just going to be a monthly post of all the photos that go on Facebook of more personal, not totally bloggy things. So today marks my first one and hopefully I can keep it going! 
In case you hadn't already noticed, I went on holiday in July - You can check out my posts here, here, here and here. We had the best time and I am hoping we get a chance to go back for a few days even if its next summer. We will definitely be staying at ME Mallorca again -it was incredible.
 Sheesh is our favorite restaurant and although its super popular and not the cheapest, we would usually go at least once every two weeks. The building itself is amazing and the food is better as well as the great service we get every single time! Since summer started, we have been super busy to when we finally had a free Saturday night last week we made a beeline back!
The 25th marked our first friends wedding plus Andrew was the best man! I have a whole post to come on that so you'll hear more about it there!

I was lucky enough to win tickets to Lovebox so on the Friday after work, Andrew and I popped down for a little bit before going out for dinner! We arent massive festival goers but it was 20 minutes from his so we thought why not?!
The 29th was Molly's birthday - She was 3. As always we got her a card and lots of presents to open - she gets super excited with all of her new toys! There are only 3 in the photo but we got her so many new toys she didnt know what to play with first!

I'd love to know what you think of this sort of post!

Fabulous Summer Drinks & #Yumi30DaysOfSummer

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Summer is my favourite time of the year! Everyone just seems to much happier, everything is brighter and we can spend our weeks jetting off on holiday and our weekends having BBQs and cocktails out in the garden and thats exactly what Andrew and I have been up to lately.

Funnily enough, while we were in Mallorca a few weeks ago, World Duty Free got in touch to tell me about their Fabulous Summer Drinks. Running until the end of August, they're inviting holiday makers to try something new from their selection of travel exclusive drinks with at least 30% off selected summer spirits and up to 50% off duty free spirits. Travellers can actually try spirits before they buy (and fly!) at the tasting bars too- for free!

They sent an Aperol Spritz kit and we spent the afternoon out in the garden, making and drinking cocktails in the sun!

I never wear shoes in my garden - although I convinced Andrew not to wear them here and he ended up with a splinter.. oops haha. I am wearing my pretty new denim dress from Yumi. Its very my style in the summer, whenever its warm enough, I love to wear a dress.  I love its summery flower print - Yumi are great for pretty summer designs - perfect for being outside!

BEAUTY: Bowling With Got2B

Monday, 3 August 2015

The Chalk girls always put on the best events and with the launch of Schwarzkopf Got2B All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment, they organised a night of bowling at All Star Lanes for us! The night was loads of fun but pretty dark so I haven't got great images for you. As usual it was lovely to catch up with all the girls and do a bit of bowling too.

There was loads of food from mini burgers to mini brownies and endless cocktails each complete with a cocktail unbrella! 
Got2B All Star 10-In-1 Styling Treatment provides ten benefits in one treatment: shine, strength, smoothness, protection, anti-humidity, fullness, thickness, suppleness, anti-frizz and shape plus it smells like jasmine and peach!

 We all also got our hair done which is something that I dont do ver often! I have no idea what I am doing so I just asked for 'straight please' haha. I used to straighten my hair every day but it has literally been years since I have seen it looking straight and smooth so I was pretty amazed when she managed to de-frizz my wavy hair to a perfect sleek look - using the new10-in-1 product of course. She also covered the tips in argan oil which I think is something I really should start doing to help keep my hair healthy.
It really made me think about hair care and what I can do to keep my hair looking and feeling healthy as well as investing in some argan oil - I dont even know where you can buy stuff like that lol but I do know it made my hair so much softer when the stylist used it on me. I did some research and came across these Hair Care Tips and this infographic (which also suggest hair oil) but lots of other things I can think about too! I'm not a fizzy drink or juice kind of person so I only drink water but the problem is, I dont drink enough of it so thats interesting to learn that it can effect your hair as well as your skin!

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