Seeing Red

posted in: STYLE | 5



We’re days away from September which in my household kicks off the CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN (don’t shoot) so all I can think about right now is red accents and black outfits. I just picked up the H&M bomber jacket (inspired by Aria’s jacket on this weeks PLL) and I’m a biscuit away from biting the bullet on the Gucci bag that I’ve lusted after for an age after reading it’s being discontinued!!!  I kicked my candle addiction in January after repainting my living room and being horrified at the soot on the walls but I’ve recently fallen back in love with burning my B&BW favourites and would LOVE to finally try something from Diptyque. I don’t think I could actually spend £50 on a full size candle (literally burning money) but I might try a mini one. I’ve really enjoyed summer this year more than I usually do, the weather has been pretty good for England but I’m ready for Autumn now. Prepare yourself for some vampy lip and nail posts coming your way very soon..

We got back from New York on Thursday but I’ve spent most of the time since then helping my parents to sort out their house to put on the market so I haven’t settled in to my blogging routine yet but I have a TON of holiday pictures to share. If you haven’t already seen it, my first NYC vlog has gone up and I’ve been filling up my instagram feed with some of my favourite shots so if you want to see what we got up to in the meantime you can check those out. Did I mention we’re going to be moving in to a new house WITH my Mum & Dad? I know I’ve talked about it in vlogs but I don’t know whether I have here.. As we get closer to the move I will a little more as I’ve had a LOT of questions and opinions about the decision both online and in real life. Given that I know we will be packing up again in the (hopefully) not too distant future I should PROBABLY not be buying ANYTHING new… BUT.. 😉

Magnetic Palettes From FREEDOM

posted in: BEAUTY | 9

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I’m just about as excited as I could be about this launch! I am obsessed with all things custom/personalised so magnetic makeup palettes have been a long time love of mine but so few brands have done it really well and NONE in the affordable beauty arena. There have been some which piqued my interest in the past but I can safely say this is the best yet. I thought I’d share swatches of the available eyeshadows first as this is the largest category and the one i assume most will be immediately interested in but DO NOT discount the blush, contour and highlight selection.. for me that’s what makes this range special. I’m not HUGE on eyeshadow so I could have a couple of basics then load up on blush and highlight powders.. feels all the more custom, all the more ME.





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The empty palette itself is £5, each cheek/face pan is £3 and each eyeshadow pan is £2. They come individually boxed with a small holder inside to keep your single pans safe when they’re not in the palette – useful. Every pan has its own shade info on the underside so you will never lose track of which is which (a VERY welcome addition I wasn’t honestly expecting) and the palette in general feels a little more substantial than the average pre-filled shadow palette, it also has a handy mirror in the lid. This is a major launch for the brand and for it to kick off with SO many refill options is insane, I’d say I can’t wait to see what they add to the palette system range but I’m a bit lost as to what they could. I’ll post about the highlights next week when I’ve recovered from my jet lag and can think straight again as I think they’re my favourite refills but for now I hope this is useful for those of you who plan to spend the next however many hours narrowing down the shades for your own palette.


For The Love Of Five Guys

posted in: FOOD, LIFE | 9


Fun Fact: I LOVE Five Guys! I’ve heard mixed reviews online and in person but I think it all comes down to what you’re expecting from the experience. If you’re looking for another low cost fast food joint you will likely come away feel totally robbed but if you’re looking at it as a restaurant (think Nando’s, Frankie&Benny’s) you’re more likely to enjoy your visit. If you’re a plain burger and chips kinda guy you also won’t get the most from this place, it’s a lot to spend for something basic but if you like a burger the way YOU LIKE IT you will probably love the chain! I’m not sold on their fries but their burgers are large and tasty enough to do as my meal. Their drink selection is insane, from the bottomless (of which there are hundreds to choose from at the magic Coke machine) to beer and milkshakes that are just as customisable as their burgers it’s definitely a departure from fast food as we know it.

IMG_0700 IMG_0705 IMG_0707My burger of choice is the little bacon burger with mushrooms, ketchup and mayo but there are SO many toppings to choose from, all of which come at no extra cost so you can see how you might not get your moneys worth if your order it plain. Everything is fresh, they pride themselves on this, hanging reviews that state ‘not a freezer in the joint’ and signs announcing which local provider their potatoes were shipped in from that day. Overall it’s great, not a day to day eatery but a treat everyone can enjoy.. just don’t expect th chips to be cheap!

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