Friday, 27 September 2013

Topshop Coral Jumper :)


Hey Everyone :)

I went shopping the other day and I just chucked on this jumper a long with my Black disco pants with some ankle boots as I just wanted something comfy to wear to look around the shops & I had so many people come up to me saying they loved the jumper! So I thought I would do a little blog post and let you all know where I purchased it from! The jumper it self is from Topshop, its so comfy to wear with leggings/disco pants. The colour of it is beautiful. I wore my River Island gold chain necklace to go with it as I thought a statement necklace will complete the outfit. 

Have you brought any nice winter jumpers yet? 

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Healthy fruit smoothie :)

Hello Everyone :)

Supermarkets these days do SO many different fruit smoothies with the majority of them being on special offer. Even though they taste amazing, half the time there not as healthy as you think as they are packed full of sugars, sweetners ect so I thought I would make my own so I know exactly what is going into what I am drinking & I thought I would share the recipe with you guys :)

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1. A cup of frozen fruit of your choice. (I used mixed berries) you can use fresh if you prefer too. 
2. A cup of Almond milk. 
3. Two tablespoons of fat free natural yoghurt
4. A tablespoon of honey
5. & a banana


Step 1:
Put the fruit including the banana into the blender along with the natural yoghurt. 


Step 2: 
Turn the blender on and gradually pour in the milk. 


Step 3: 
Once its all blended together, taste it, and if you want it sweeter add some honey & then your done in THREE easy steps :) 


Enjoy :)

These are really good to make the night before and have them in the morning because you can just keep it in the fridge and they are so easy to make!

What are your favourite smoothies? Let me know what you think :) 

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Monday, 23 September 2013

Topshop Jersey Trousers :)

Hello Everyone :)


Jumper (old) - Urban outfitters

A few days a go I went shopping & went into Topshop as I do every time there is one in sight. There were so many things that I really liked and these trousers were one of the items that I fell in love with. 
There are SO many trousers like these in various different prints and colours in high-street shops at the moment and I reckon there going to be really popular during A/W as there an alternative to leggings and very stylish. 

As soon as I tried these on I just knew that I had to buy them. They are so comfy and you can dress them up or down. I wore mine last night to go out for a meal, and I teamed them with an old Urban Outfitters jumper that I got last year in the sale, and I added my gold chunky chain River Island necklace to dress the outfit up a bit and on my feet I wore some ankle boots from Office which I also got last year in the sale! 

On the whole I really LOVE this outfit & I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of these trousers. I would wear this outfit to go shopping or for drinks to a bar with the girls. 

Are there any clothes your loving this A/W? let me know what you think of this outfit I would love to know! Leave a comment below!

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Freshers Tips! :)

Hey Everyone, hope your all okay :)

As i've mentioned a few times throughout my blog I attend university and Im going into my third and final year, which makes me very sad! 

However, there will be quite a few people who will be starting uni either this week or next week, moving into halls, experiencing their first ever FRESHERS week, moving away from home for the first time, moving too a different part of the world, the list could go on! and it all can be a very daunting experience so if you are one of those people here are a few tips which helped me settle in to the uni life and made things a lot more enjoyable for me. :)



1. 
First thing is, before you even move to uni, go shopping and buy lots of things to make your new room at uni whether its in halls or in a shared house cosy! This is a MUST. Buy colourful bed sheets, pillows ect. When I moved into halls I colour co-ordinated everything so my room was all pink and purple as they are two of my favourite colours :) make sure you have enough of everything too especially as you might not be going home much & have lots of photos to scatter around your room! I would also recommend taking a TV with you if you can. 

2.
Get someone close to you to help you move in, whether its your parents, best friend, boyfriend. This will make things a lot easier for you as moving in day can be very stressful and having someone you feel comfortable with will help you feel more relaxed and will make it a less daunting experience. Also if your new to the town, city where your uni is after you've sorted your room out have a look around to make yourself feel more at home and used to the place you will be living for the next 3 years or more!

3. 
If your sharing a kitchen, make sure one of the first things you do is go in there, 99% of the time there will be at least one person in there, start a conversation with them, ask them how they are, how they found moving in, which cupboard you can use. Just to get the conversation started. Also eat your food in the kitchen too, as weird as this sounds , the kitchen is where friendships happen in halls. - thats what  I found anyway. 

4. 
Try and find out what is going on the day you've moved in. There will be loads of different fresher events, see where everyone is going. They will most likely invite you too. If they don't ask whether they mind if you can go with them. The people who you tend to go out with during freshers week are the people you are living with not the people on your course. 

5.
DON'T take loads of money out on your first night. You won't need it. Drinks will be cheap and you will most likely pre-drink too. If you take loads of money out you will be tempted to spend it and thats what you don't want to do as you will be going out loads so you will need money for all the other nights. 

6. 
If your not one for going out and there are a few people who don't want to go out either, why not suggest watching a film together? Go to the shop get some sweets, chocolate and popcorn and have a night in?

7. 
BUDGET YOUR MONEY. This is vital, I know when you get your student loans its so tempting to just spend it all and go crazy, but you will regret it at the end of term when your living of super noodles!

8.
Talk to people and get involved in everything! If there is someone who is shy. Involve them as much as you can. 

9.
ATTEND your welcome day. If you don't when you start your lectures you will find it harder to engage with people on your course as they will already know each other. You will also find it hard making your way around uni and knowing where to be at what time and who to go to if you have a problem. 

10. 
Last but not least, never feel like you have no one to turn to or your the only one feeling the way you are. Everyone around you at uni will be in the same boat as you. Make the most of it, get involved in everything you can. And make loads of amazing memories! People do not lie when they say, Uni is the best years of your life!




Are you going to uni if so which one? I would love to know! Leave a comment below! 

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Hey Everyone,

Here are a few beauty products which I have purchased recently and thought I would share them with you. :)





I've heard from loads of people that the Kate Moss lipsticks by Rimmel London are absolutely amazing and so good for the money that you pay for them, so I thought I would get on the bandwagon and purchase a few. I got the matte finish one because I loved this colour (110) I thought its such a lovely everyday lipstick colour. Its bright yet subtle which I like. 

 I also went on to purchase some dry shampoo. Its one of those essential items for me that I would not be able to live without now I've used it. I love the Batiste range especially this cherry one as it smells amazzinngg. I don't just use dry shampoo when Im in a rush and haven't got time to wash my hair I also use it on bad hair days when I feel my hair is very flat (one of my pet hates) as it tends to give my hair quite a bit of volume which I LOVE. 

Im a sucker for going into Topshop every time I go shopping. Its just that one shop that even if I don't need anything from there I just NEED to go in there. Anyway, the last time i went into Topshop i purchased this new Illuminator which I absolutely love. It gives a really nice colour to your face when you put it on and gives you a really healthy glow which you definitely need in the winter months! 

There is nothing worse for me than going on a night out with your friends, wearing your favourite heels, or just a pair of heels, and the next morning your feet are in absolute bits. The bottom of your feet are all dry and rough and they just need a bit of TLC, whilst browsing round Boots I saw that Soap & Glory did this Heel Genius cream/moisturiser so I thought i would buy it and give it a go. I am yet to try it so when I do, I will do a review about it and let you know what I think :)

Every girl needs a red lipstick in their life & after hearing great reviews about the Rimmel Kate Moss range I thought I would purchase this lovely red one too. :) 

Are there any beauty products you have purchased recently? I would love to know! 

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Friday, 13 September 2013

Quick, easy & healthy breakfast bars!

Hey Everyone! 

Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day and is the secret to staying healthy. Me being your typical uni student 9 times out of 10 I get out of bed in the morning have a quick wash, do my hair & make-up and quickly put some clothes on & rush to uni and skip breakfast which is so bad & the only reason why I do this is because I love my bed & my sleep way too much! But who doesn't?

Not only is breakfast good for your diet and to make you stay healthy but it will help you concentrate at work, college, school or uni. The worst thing is getting to work or uni ect, and the only thing being on your mind is food and the next thing that you are going to eat, and until you actually get the food into your body you tend to be moody and grouchy! 

When i do eat breakfast at uni, I tend to opt for the quicker things to make or have such as cereal bars - something that isn't too hard and time consuming to make. However shop brought breakfast bars have loads of hidden fats, sugars and calories in them - SO, why not make your own? Thats exactly what i did. 

I got inspiration for this recipe from Nigela Lawson, however I changed some of the ingredients due to me being allergic to peanuts! (Im not allergic to almonds, weird I know,  If you are allergic to nuts why not add more fruit and seeds as a substitute?) 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

- 390g Condensed milk
- 250g Porridge oats
- 50g Goji Berries
- 50g Dried cranberries
- 75g Seedless raisons
- 63g Sunflower seeds
- 63g Sesame seeds
-100g Almonds

(You don't have to use the fruits, nuts and seeds if you are allergic ect, you can pretty much put whatever you like in them!)



 STEP 1:

- Preheat the over to 130 degrees & line a deepish baking tray with greaseproof paper

STEP 2:

- Heat the condensed milk in a saucepan ( a big enough pan so you can add everything else to it) and stir it for about 2 minutes. You will be able to feel it go thinner.

STEP 3:

- Once the milk has thinned out add all the ingredients to the pan and take it off the heat. Stir well with a wooden spoon or something similar and ensure that all the ingredients are covered in the milk.



STEP 4:

- When the mixture has been stirred and you think it is sticky enough, transfer it to the baking tray evenly and flatten with a spatula. 



STEP 5:

- Place in the oven for around 30mins, this should be the right amount of time for them to be hard yet chewy.  If you want them extra crunchy leave them in a bit longer until they are ready how you like them. 

STEP 6: 

- Leave to cool down for 15mins and then cut them into squares or however you would like them1 I got around 15 pieces. Place them into an air-tight container and they will last you all week!




STEP 7:

- Put your feet up and eat one with a cup of tea, or take one to have on your journey to uni! 


Enjoy! 

Is there anything quick & easy you like to have for breakfast? Let me know what you think of this recipe!

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Monday, 9 September 2013

The Ivy.



Hey Everyone!

For my 22nd birthday which seems like it was ages ago now I decided that I wanted to go to the Ivy. I had already been here before with my mum for lunch and we had such a nice time with a bottle of wine and some amazing food!

On my actual birthday I like to spend it with my family and maybe some close friends too, but on the actual day of my birthday I always like to be with my family. So my mum , brother and my boyfriend came along to the Ivy with me :)

We started of our evening in Covent Garden in Brasserie Blanc, you have to go up some stairs to get there and you can watch the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden while sipping on a nice refreshing drink which is always a nice way to start of an evening. The staff in there are always really friendly and attentive too!

Me & my Mum in Brasserie Blanc
We then headed to the Shard ( The tallest building in London by London Bridge) to meet my brother and thought it would be appropriate to have a drink there as it was a special occasion. The drinks there are quite expensive, however, it does depend on what you order. You can have a glass of wine, their cheapest one is £5 something which isn't too bad considering the surroundings. BUT try and avoid going there when its cloudy as you don't get the best view of London. 

View from The Shard. It was very grey & cloudy when we went!
After a few drinks here, we got a taxi to The Ivy where we had our meal. We went on a Monday evening & on a Monday they serve they fixed price menu all day which is good if you want "fine dining" but want to keep the cost down a bit. My mum and I ordered of the fixed price menu. And my brother and my boyfriend ordered of the A La Carte. The presentation and the quality of the food you cannot fault. 

My mackerel salad starter. 
Corn Fed Chicken. 
Knickerblocker Glory.


If you are looking for a place for a special occasion then The Ivy is deffinitely a restaurant that I would recommend. The food is perfect so is the atmosphere. The staff are very attentive at all times and it certainly was a night and birthday to remember! 

Do you have any restaurants that are your favourites? 

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Friday, 6 September 2013

My weekend wish-list...




Hello everyone! 
It seems like our summer in the UK is now, officially over! And what better way to start Autumn by sorting out our wardrobe for the new season and treating yourself to some new clothes, shoes and accessories? 

I've been browsing the internet, and doing a bit of internet shopping and looking at clothes which I want, unfortunately though being a student I don't have the money to get them all so I thought I would share with you the things that I would like to own throughout the winter months. 

Being at uni, I think these boots will be amazing just to quickly put on in the morning to add a finishing touch to a basic outfit such as leggings and an oversized jumper or T-shirt and I am loving the harness style to have to them to make them look different and not your average boring black ankle boots. 

I love the colour of this dress - its such a bold colour and with the jewel studs you won't need to worry about accessories to go with it. You can team the dress with black ankle boots and a black clutch bag for a casual look or heals for a more going out look and for the price, I personally think is a bargain & will be good for a night out back at uni with your friends!

I love this bag. It has 3 compartments to it which is so good to fit everything into it that you need. It reminds me a bit of the Micheal Kors bags but the price tag is a lot cheaper which is an added bonus!

I think joggers are going to be a key piece this season as all the high-street stores seem to have them in! I already own a pair and there so comfy you can dress them up or you can go for a casual look with them too so you know your going to be getting your moneys worth! I love the print of these ones. If your going for a casual look you can wear a cropped black jumper with a statement necklace and some pumps or boots. & for a night time look you could team them with a crop top and a statement necklace. 

During the colder months everyone needs jumpers especially cosy ones! After reading reviews of this one on the Topshop website it seems to be oversized so you could team it with leggings, a shirt underneath the jumper and converse or vans for a more casual everyday look. 

These leggings are such a bargain! Leggings are a good wardrobe essential to me as their so comfy these ones you could team them with the red Topshop quilted jumper (above) and converse or black ankle boots and a statement necklace! 

Is there anything that you have seen in the shops that you want? 

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Monday, 2 September 2013

Clarins - My life saviour!

Since a young age, I've always suffered with dry skin. During my childhood I had really bad eczema and dry skin too. As I reached my teenage years it became more of a problem to me as I started to get paranoid about it and wanted to get rid of it & no matter what I tried nothing EVER seemed to work, it always worked to a certain extent and then tablets, creams ect wouldn't do anything. Luckily i've seemed to of grow out of it, but sometimes when I'm stressed or upset I will get it back a bit, I tend to get really bad skin during the colder months too & we get a lot of them in England. 




I've been using these products for about 2 years now. Since i've been at uni I haven't been one for using expensive products, but I find if I don't then my skin will always be dry. Luckily I don't get spots & oily skin so Im lucky in that respect. When my skin is very dry I use the intensive serum and then I apply the cream afterwards. When my skin is good ( like it is now) I use the body lotion on my face and all over my body after a shower ect. If it wasn't for these products I don't know what I would do, so if you suffer with dry skin I would definitely recommend these products to you. 

Do you suffer from dry skin? - If you do what do you find works for you?

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