Wednesday, 18 October 2017

SICK DAY PAMPER ESSENTIALS

It's cold, wintery weather outside and it's the time of year where everyone gets ill. There are a fair few colleagues of mine at work who have been feeling under the weather and to be honest, I've not been feeling 100% but I'm trying my hardest not to get the bug!! Anyway onto the post..today I thought I'd share with you my pamper essentials for when you're having a sick day at home. These are the things I love to do when I feel crap and am tucked up in bed with a box of tissues and a lemsip.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

PERSONALISED PHONE CASES WITH GO CUSTOMIZED*

We all own a mobile phone, right? Let's face it in this day and age we're glued to them (I know I certainly am). I use my phone every single day and I want to keep it protected at all times, but still look pretty too! I often find that the phone cases that are hard wearing are a little bit ugly, which results in a problem because I then opt for the pretty flimsy cases and my phone is still unprotected. I love getting new phone cases so when GoCustomized got in touch with me about a collab opportunity I was more than happy to oblige.

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Friday, 13 October 2017

RECIPE: TOMATO, HALLOUMI AND SPRING ONION PASTA BAKE

Does anyone else feel like this cold weather just makes you want to eat endless carbs and feel good food? Well, I've got just the recipe for you today. Think pasta, halloumi and a tomato based sauce and voila there you have it; the perfect meal.

All you need for this recipe is some penne pasta (you can choose gluten free if you prefer), some halloumi, a tin of canned tomatoes and some spring onion. It's SO simple and easy to make and you can season it and chop and change the ingredients as you please.
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

MY TOP FASHION AND BEAUTY PICKS FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you should all join me in supporting the cause and raising as much awareness as possible for Breast Cancer. Like many of you I'm sure, my family have been touched by Breast Cancer and we've lost some special people to the disease so it's important to be aware of the signs of the disease and help prevent it in any way we can. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many brands in the beauty and fashion sector are getting on board by bringing out pink products to help raise awareness and funds for such a worthy cause. Today I'm sharing with you my top picks.

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Sunday, 8 October 2017

8 BLOG POSTS I'VE ENJOYED THIS WEEK!

We're a week into October and I'm getting rather Christmassy thinking about all the presents to buy everyone and booking in all the Christmas plans. Anyway Christmas aside I thought I'd share with you my favourite blog posts that I've loved this week. I'm loving discovering more bloggers too so leave me your links below! I might even start a series on the blog and do a monthly blogger favourites? What do you think?! I might even feature you in there one day!
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Friday, 6 October 2017

50 QUESTIONS I'VE NEVER BEEN ASKED TAG!

I saw this tag on An Ocean Glimmer blog and thought it was a great tag to help my readers get to know me more. My 50 facts about me tag is one of my most popular posts so today I'm super excited to give this tag a go.

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

HALLOWEEN IDEAS

It's finally October, which means Halloween is upon us. I love dressing up and playing around with make up for this season so I thought I would share with you my top 10 costume ideas and the make up looks I'd put with them.

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

A WEEKEND IN KRAKOW

I must admit that Krakow has never been top of my list for places to visit but it has always intrigued me and since lots of my friends and family have told me how beautiful it is I thought to myself then why not go for a nice long weekend away with my boyfriend. I was pleasantly surprised by the city of Krakow. It's an amazing place, with lots to see, endless places to eat and drink and lovely people to talk to. I honestly couldn't believe how cheap was; we had a 2 course slap up meal with lots to drink and it was less that £30 for two of us! BARGAIN!

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Friday, 29 September 2017

SEPTEMBER PLAYLIST

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING, THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!

Can you tell I'm getting excited for Christmas? I can't believe it's October but it means we're one step closer to Christmas so I'm happy. I've had such an exciting month in September; Jay and I have just returned from our trip to Krakow, I hit numerous blogging goals and I've bought myself a camera! Anyway, today's post is my September playlist. I've been loving some new tunes this month so get ready to add them to your spotify playlists!

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

AUTUMN BEAUTY & SKINCARE FAVOURITES

The autumnal weather has arrived and that means the autumnal beauty and skincare products have made their way to the dressing table rather than being hidden in the drawers. I love this time of year and have been loving some new and the trustee old beauty and skincare products and so today I thought I'd share with you the ones I’m most excited about!

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

TIPS FOR EMBRACING THE EARLY MORNINGS & DARK EVENINGS

Do you set five of six alarms? Do you snooze most of them? If this sounds familiar and you dread waking up early during the autumn/winter months then this post is for you. I for one am not a morning person - I really struggle to wake up early during the week and it automatically puts me in a bad mood so I've adopted some tips and tricks in order to help with the early rises and the dark evenings walking home from work.

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Friday, 22 September 2017

CITY BREAK ESSENTIALS | WHAT TO PACK

As some of you will know if you follow me on twitter, my boyfriend and I are off to Krakow soon (well hopefully, that's if Ryan Air don't cancel our flights!) I absolutely love going away on mini weekend breaks and I am really excited to get away. I've never been to Poland before but I'd heard lots of good things about it and I am particularly excited to go and visit the cat cafe (obv, life goals).

Anyway.. when it comes to packing for a city break, I find it can be quite challenging because you can only take a VERY small amount of hand luggage (thanks Ryan Air you nob) and all your liquids have to be under 100ml too however I have picked up a few tips and tricks along the way and thought that I would share some with you today.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

THE BEST WINTER CANDLES


You can't beat burning candles when the weather gets cold and it gets darker in the evenings. I love candles, especially those with a cranberry or vanilla scent; they're my absolute favourites. As it's nearly October (WHAT) I thought I'd share my top 10 winter candles!


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Sunday, 17 September 2017

QUIRKY GIFT IDEAS FOR THE MEN IN YOUR LIVES

Earlier this week it was my dad's birthday and I struggled to find him a present that he'd genuinely like and enjoy. I spent most evenings trawling the internet and was close to giving up until I came across some fab sites that sell all types of gifts; whether you're looking for your mum, your nan or your brother, they literally have everything. I scrolled the sites and came across numerous fun gifts that my dad, brother or boyfriend would love and I thought I'd share with you some of them today.
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Friday, 15 September 2017

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY!

Some of my favourite posts to read are recipes and what I eat in a day. I love having an insight into other people's lives and like trying out new recipes too so I thought why not share with you what I eat in a day. By no means is this an adventurous what I eat in a day, it's pretty boring to be honest but hey ho, some of you may like to read it.

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

WHY MY DAD IS COOLER THAN YOURS!

MY DAD IS COOLER THAN YOURS. Ok yes, that is a bold statement to make but does your dad go to Glastonbury at the age of 54?! (sorry dad, I'm not saying your old or anything but...) Does your Dad get a tattoo in the middle of his mid life crisis? On a serious note though my Dad is the best and because today is his birthday I wanted to dedicate this post to him. Here are 15 reasons why I Love my dad and why he's the coolest.


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Sunday, 10 September 2017

WINTER FITNESS ROUTINE

Okay so if you know me, you know I've never been a gym lover and I am certainly no expert but I have been going to the gym a couple of times a week for the last few months and I am trying to turn it into a lifestyle rather than a chore, so I thought I'd share with you my Winter fitness routine to help some of you guys feel motivated to go; even during the cold months.


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Friday, 8 September 2017

WINTER SKINCARE ROUTINE 2017

Now that summer is officially over and we're nearing into the winter season, I have changed up my skincare routine to help combat my severe dry skin in the cold weather. During the autumn/winter I like to use lots of hydrating products and I tend to treat my skin to a face mask once a week (usually on a Sunday when I have a pamper evening).

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

MY GO TO AUTUMN MAKEUP

It's no secret that Autumn is my favourite time of year. I love everything about it; the colder weather, being able to wear big fluffy jumpers and coats with fur and all the burgundy and mustard shades of clothing. I love being able to change up my makeup bag during this season and adding the berry lipsticks and the warm golden eye shadow shades.


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Sunday, 3 September 2017

RECIPE: CHILLI AND LEMON CHICKEN PAELLA FT CAPSICANA*

I have set myself a challenge; to attempt a dish from a different country each month. My boyfriend and I are trying to be more adventurous when it comes to cooking meals and so I thought, what better way than to try a different cuisine to spice things up every now and again. Today is the first dish in our little challenge and we've decided to make chicken paella, but with a Peruvian twist!!
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Friday, 1 September 2017

AUGUST PLAYLIST




HOW IS IT SEPTEMBER ALREADY?! I genuinely cannot believe that it's nearly Christmas. I am SO bloody excited but this year is flying by. August has been such a good month and has been filled with exciting events/occasions! I have also been going to the gym a lot and have been listening to some old and new songs which I have been on repeat and keeping me going!
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

EBAY WISHLIST #AUTUMN EDITION

Some of my most popular blog posts are my Ebay Wishlists and I really love sharing with you all my favourite picks from Ebay. I think there is a trend at the moment with Ebay related blog or YouTube content; I've seen tonnes of try on videos with bikinis/prom dresses/basically anything you can buy from Ebay and so today I thought I'd share with you my favourite picks for the Autumn season.
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Sunday, 27 August 2017

THE WINTER COATS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE

We're nearing September and that means it's time to bring out all the winter coats. I LOVE this time of year and have already been browsing the internet to find the perfect coat for the cold weather and I thought I'd share with you some of my favourites.
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Friday, 25 August 2017

45 BLOG POST IDEAS

Blogging can be time consuming and it's no secret that thinking of 3 posts a week gets harder and harder year on year. I know I often get into a rut and have to take myself away to a coffee shop to recoup and gather my thoughts and ideas, and I find reading posts like this really help so I thought why not share with you 45 blog post ideas to help you when you get stuck!

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

THE BLOGGER MADE ME BUY IT



It's no secret that I love make up and buying anything and everything and since I've been reading blogs I've noticed I've given in to the hype of products rather a lot. There are many bloggers that have an influence on the clothes I go out and buy or the home ware and it's no exception when it comes to make up and beauty. I have given in to saving the pennies on so many occasions that I thought I'd share with you some of the products I've caved in on and splashed the cash.
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

WHY I'M EXCITED FOR AUTUMN!

October is just around the corner, which means two things; it's nearly Autumn and CHRISTMAS IS ONLY 126 DAYS AWAY!! Can you tell I'm excited yet?!

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Friday, 18 August 2017

WHY MY MUM IS MY BEST FRIEND | HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM.

Today I'm dedicating this post to my mum who is my best friend. Today is her birthday so I wanted to celebrate by sharing with you 12 reasons why she is my best friend because let's face it; there’s no one better than my mum.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

5 THINGS I'VE LEARNT SINCE MOVING OUT

I’ve officially lived away from home for nearly 5 years now. I cannot believe how fast that's gone, ew I'm getting old too quickly! For 4 of those 5 years I lived either with friends at Uni or on my own in a 1 bed flat and for the last year I've lived with my boyfriend Jay.



I absolutely love having my own space and living with Jay. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I want to kill him but he's a good egg on the whole and I think we make a good team (so cringe)! Since moving out from my family home I’ve learnt so much and so I thought I'd share with you 5 things I've learnt since moving out.

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

FAKE TANNING ROUTINE FT COCOA BROWN 1 HR TAN REVIEW

If you know me, you know I'm pretty obsessed with fake tan & love looking bronzed and golden brown all the time - but especially for nights out and special occasions! Last Weekend I went to my Mum and Dad's Silver wedding and obviously I had to be bronzed. For a very long time my favourite fake tans have been St. Tropez & St. Moritz however I have recently been rather obsessed with my Bondi Sands Fake Tan and the Cocoa Brown 1 hour tan.

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Friday, 11 August 2017

CELEBRATING MY MUM AND DADS 25 YEARS OF MARRIAGE | A DOLAN PARTY

On the 1st August 2017 my Mum and Dad celebrated their 25 Silver Wedding Anniversary. 25 years of marriage, I know can you believe it? What an incredible achievement that is. I wanted to write this post to say firstly, congratulations to my parents. You've created a beautiful family (if I do say so myself!) and you are both incredible role models to both Chess, Con and I. I love you with all my heart and always will. And secondly; to share with you all some pictures from the amazing party/day we all had celebrating last weekend.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

THE BODY SHOP BLOGGER EVENT | LEEDS FT THEIR SPA OF THE WORLD RANGE

On Wednesday last week I attended my first ever blogger event at the Body Shop in Leeds! I've been blogging since 2014 and have never been to one, can you believe it?! I think it's a combination between the fact that they were either held on a weeknight when I worked away from the city or I was simply too nervous to go but this time I dragged my friend along and off we trotted on a Wednesday evening after work.

It's no secret that I love the Body Shop, I've been brought up with the brand and I always remember when I was younger buying my Mum the White Musk gift sets for Christmas every year!! I have loved their body butters and scrubs for a long time and have never found any that compare (apart from Soap and Glory which is a close second place!)

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

MY JULY PLAYLIST


I saw Liv Writes do a June playlist and thought it was such a good idea, so I am going to share with you today my July playlist and the songs I've been loving.
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Friday, 4 August 2017

JULY FAVOURITES 2017!

2017 is flying by and I can't believe it's only 143 days until Christmas (can you tell I'm excited?) I have had such a busy but exciting month in July. Lots going on, and trips up and down the country pretty much every weekend so I thought I'd talk you through my favourites from July.

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

HOW TO SURVIVE UNI

Can you believe I graduated just under a year ago and this time last year I'd finished university and had started my first graduate job? It is so crazy to think how fast time is going!

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Sunday, 30 July 2017

EBAY WISHLIST #1 | HOME EDITION

My boyfriend and I are currently renting a 1 bed flat in Leeds but will be looking to buy our first home in the next couple of years. I have spent the last couple of weeks obsessing over pintrest and have been saving my favourite home decor pieces. Ebay is the best place to find some great bargains so I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite pieces.
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Friday, 28 July 2017

REVIEW: URBAN DECAY NAKED HEAT PALETTE

We all know that the Urban Decay Naked Palettes have been big for a long time but I don't think I've ever seen one that's blown up the blogging community as much as this one has! I am an avid lover of the Urban Decay Naked palettes and have all three versions as well as the smokey palette and so when I wondered into an air coned Sephora in New York's Westfield to escape the 92 degree heat and saw the last one on the shelf I couldn't turn my back.


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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

NEW YORK TRAVEL GUIDE: WHAT TO DO/WHERE TO VISIT



Today I thought I would share with you my New York guide and share everything I got up to and where I stayed. If you want to know about all about my favourite foodie places then check out my recent post here.
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE

Today I wanted to do a music themed post. I saw this on Lucy's from Forever Septembers blog and she was inspired by Emma, who also did this on her blog. I love tag posts where you get a little more insight into your favourite bloggers and so I thought I'd share with you some of my music favourites too (dad, this one's for you - I know you'll love this post).


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Friday, 21 July 2017

NEW YORK TRAVEL GUIDE: MY PRE-SUMMER HOLIDAY PAMPER ROUTINE

As part of my beauty prep for New York I thought I'd share with you had I pampered before the trip.
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

NEW YORK TRAVEL GUIDE: WHERE TO EAT

I've not long come back from a fabulous trip to NYC and I had the most incredible time. We visited some amazing parts of the city, walked for miles and ate SO much food. I want to share with you today my favourite places to eat in the big apple because we tasted some incredible food over a short period of time and there are some places I'd not heard of before that I highly recommend. 
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Sunday, 16 July 2017

JUNE GOALS IN REVIEW AND THIS MONTHS GOALS!

We're half way through July and time is going by so fast I can't cope. I've had an amazing July so far and have just returned to the UK from an amazing week in New York with my mum and sister. Today it's time to sit down and finally review my goals set for the month of June and share with you all my new goals for the rest of July.



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Friday, 7 July 2017

NYC TRAVEL GUIDE: WHAT'S IN MY CARRY ON

So I'm lucky enough to be jetting off to NYC in early July with my Mum and Sister and I am so bloody excited. I've started thinking about what outfits I'm going to wear and what I need to pack so I thought why not share with you what I'm taking in my carry on bag.



The Packing and Planning:
Before I do anything, the very first thing I do is write a list of everything I think I will need in my hand luggage. Once I've written a list I choose the bag and then I start to pack everything into it. If things don't fit then this is where I become brutal but to be honest I always choose a fairly large bag so I don't have to worry about that!
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

NYC TRAVEL GUIDE: WHAT'S IN MY HOLIDAY MAKE UP BAG



So I travel to NYC in just over a week and I am slowly but surely ticking things off my to do list. I'm one of those people that always over packs makeup. My essentials are a full large toiletry bag plus palettes and brushes separately. I just always think I need variation and when you're in New York you've got to have options don't you? (Back me up gals!) I wish I could be one of those girls who literally wears tinted moisturiser and mascara and looks amazing but my skin can't cope with that and it needs a medium coverage foundation to cover up the spots and dry patches that I get so regularly.
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Sunday, 2 July 2017

JUNE FAVOURITES

How on earth is it July already. I genuinely cannot believe how fast time is going bye. I haven't done a favourites post for ages but thought I would do a June favourites today as I've been loving a lot recently and I want to bring these posts back.

June has been a fun filled month and a very busy one too. I feel very lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing people in my life and I cannot wait for all the fun things July has to offer too .. including NEW YORK (yes I'm sorry I keep banging on about this I'm just VERY excited as you can imagine!)
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Friday, 30 June 2017

NEW YORK TRAVEL GUIDE: THE ESSENTIALS AND SOME NEWS!*







Happy Friday guys! How's your week been? If you don't follow me on social media then you won't know that I've been down in London this week with work and also seeing Adele (she was AMAZING). I also managed to get a little bit of shopping done ahead of my trip to New York in just over a week. I am SO excited I could scream!! I thought in today's post I would share with you some of my essentials that I've collected over the last couple of weeks that I will definitely be taking to New York with me.
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

SUMMER WISHLIST




How nice has the weather in England been recently? It's been SO hot and it's got me all excited for the next couple of months and exciting things I've got planned. If you didn't already know, I'm off to New York in a few weeks and I am beyond excited to get back! I have been lusting over lots of gorgeous summer pieces ahead of my trip and today I thought I'd share them with you all.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

3 BLOGGERS I ADMIRE




Today's post is all about 3 incredible bloggers who inspire me every day and that I admire a lot. The 3 bloggers in question are Lauren from Girl Stole London, Gracie Francesca and Hannah Gale. If you haven't heard of these 3 ladies then where the hell have you been? Grab your phone now and follow their blogs and Instagram (I promise you'll thank me). These amazing gals are all different but all inspire me to become a better blogger and in general a better person too. I know they'd make incredible friends and I'm kinda jealous i'm not besties with them but I feel like they're my mates anyway because I just relate to their blog posts and I feel like I get them.
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Friday, 23 June 2017

ONE YEAR ON FROM UNIVERSITY

I cannot believe that exactly one year ago today I found out that I would be graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a First Class Honours Degree in Event Management!! How on earth has it been a year already?

I am still overwhelmed at the fact I finished four years of Uni, especially after a lot of ups and downs along the way. It was hard, but definitely worth every second and now I've been working in my first Graduate role for over a year and I'm loving it. Don't get me wrong it's be hard too but it's all gone so quickly. Today I'm sharing with you my experience of the Event Management industry, one year in!


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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY!

I'm one of those nosy people that loves to know everything about everyone so I couldn't think of a more perfect post than to share with you what I eat in a day because these are my favourite type of posts to read. Today i'm sharing with you what I ate yesterday.
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Sunday, 18 June 2017

THE PERFECT PEDICURE

When it comes to having a pamper and treating my skin, I ALWAYS neglect my feet and my Nanna always tells me off for it. I always paint my toe nails but honestly, that's about as far as it goes! So with summer right around the corner and my Nanna constantly telling me it's time to sort my feet out, I thought I'd share with you my routine for the perfect pedi.



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Friday, 16 June 2017

THE BEST WAYS TO RELAX AFTER A SHIT DAY!



It's finally Friday - thank god the week is over. After a long hard week at work sometimes we all just need to relax and recuperate before facing Tuesday so here I'm going to share with you a few ways that I like to help keep me feeling relaxed after a shit day at work!
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

JUNE GOALS!

How on earth are we half way through June already? Where is time going? Last week I reached a little milestone in my career as I successfully completed 1 year in my first graduate job. I'm really proud of myself for sticking with it and reaching that goal. It's been stressful at times but I've enjoyed it loads and I can't wait to keep gaining experience and learning new things.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

FATHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE



With Fathers Day literally in just under a week I thought I better get my act together and start thinking about what I'm going to get my Dad (I promise it's not usually this last minute!). I've done a fair few gift guides in the past so I thought why not do one for Fathers Day to give some of you some inspo if you're last minute like me!
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Friday, 9 June 2017

FINDING THE PERFECT WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFTS



So today's post is something a little different from the usual beauty/fashion/lifestyle post that you find here on JustKatiee. My mum and dad are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary in early August and I'm starting to plan what I'm going to get them.
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Friday, 2 June 2017

THE SELF LOVE TAG

I've seen this tag flying around the blogging community and thought why not give it a go myself even though I've not been tagged in it. The Self Love tag was created to bring a bit of happiness and self love. The rules are simple; you need to answer the questions honestly and then tag 5 bloggers you want to bring happiness to so here goes.


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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

WEDDING GUEST/BRIDESMAID/OCCASIONAL DRESSES




Wedding season is under way and the beautiful dresses are hitting the shelves of our favourite shops! I'm going to my mum and dad's silver wedding party in August and they're also renewing their vows so I'm technically a bridesmaid for the day and I'm so bloody excited. I've been a bridesmaid once in my life when I was like 6 at my Aunty and Uncle's wedding which was amazing so I'm lapping up this opportunity to find the perfect wedding guest esque / bridesmaid style dress and I thought I'd share with you some of my favourites.
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