Monday, 10 December 2018

CHRISTMAS WISH LIST 2018


Can you believe Christmas is only 14 days away?! How has December gone so quickly? It always goes by SO fast, but I absolutely cannot wait to spend Christmas with all my loved ones! The Christmas parties have begun and we're definitely on the countdown now! I thought it was about time to share with you my Christmas Wish List in the hopes that it might help you if you're struggling to think of a last minute gift for someone!
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Monday, 3 December 2018

GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

It's time for the final gift guide of 2018, and we're finishing with a gift guide for her. I find the women in my life fairly easy to buy for and there are so many different gift options out there. In this gift guide I've got you covered from beauty to tech and jewelry; there is something for everyone!
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM


It's my favourite time of year; Christmas which means the gift guides are back. Today's gift guide is for the men in your life. I buy gifts for my dad, boyfriend and brother for Christmas but every year I struggle to know what to buy. I've been very organised this year and done most of my shopping ahead of time to try and make the bank balance feel that little less damaged as we get closer to Christmas. In this gift guide I've got something for the men who love tech, the sports lover and the avid drinkers! There is something for everyone so keep reading to help inspire you!

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Monday, 26 November 2018

STOCKING FILLERS GIFT GUIDE


It's time ... the Christmas gift guides have begun!! Who is excited for Christmas? Oh wait .. sorry, what a silly question .. of course you're all excited! It's the BEST time of year! Anyway, to get you started in the festive spirit, I'm bringing you the first of the gift guides; stocking fillers under £15.

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Friday, 19 October 2018

THE AUTUMN TAG!


Who else just loves autumn? I love the colder, crisp weather, the colourful leaves, hot chocolates and getting cosy by the fire. Autumn means we're one step closer to Christmas and that's the best time of year, am I right? It makes me so excited so I thought I'd do a little autumn tag because it makes me feel autumnal and gives me all the feels!
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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

#WISHLIST WEDNESDAY | AUTUMN FASHION AT BOOHOO

It's #WishlistWednesday time again, and this week it's an Autumn fashion edition! Now that we're nearing Christmas and the gift guides will start to creep out, I thought I'd share my top Autumn picks from Boohoo to give you lovely lot some inspiration or just something to add to your Christmas wish list! I have a fair few things in my basket ready for Payday. I am LOVING coats right now and there are so many beautiful affordable finds.


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Monday, 15 October 2018

REVIEW: MAYBELLINE SUPERSTAY 24 HOUR FOUNDATION

I have been after a new foundation for the autumn winter months but wanted to keep it glowy rather than matte as I suffer with dry skin. I was scrolling on Instagram a few weeks back and saw Rach Leary raving about the Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour Foundation and decided to buy it and give it a go. Her makeup always looks flawless so I didn't need much convincing to try it!

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Friday, 12 October 2018

MY TOP 5 'NUDES'


It's no secret that nude lipsticks are my absolute faves so I thought I'd share with you my top five go to nude lips that I am constantly rotating in my makeup routine. Most of my favourite lipsticks are from high street brands as I'm always after a bargain and have to save the pennies for everyone's Christmas presents *sorry to disappoint*, but there are some amazing shades in the drugstore!
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

5 GOALS I WANT TO ACHIEVE BY THE END OF THE YEAR

I can't believe we're already over a week into OCTOBER. Where on earth is time going these days? I'm sorry I've been a bit MIA recently. I had a come back a couple of weeks ago but then I started my new job and things have just been manic so I've lost my flow! I promise I'm back though. I've got some great posts planned for the next month in the run up to Christmas. This is my absolute favourite time of year and I've spent the weekend planning my Christmas gift guide posts and giving the flat an autumn clean after spending the last month obsessing over 'Mrs Hinch' - if you know, you know.
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Monday, 8 October 2018

WHAT'S IN MY AUTUMN MAKEUP BAG?

Dare I say it? I'm actually quite excited about autumn. As much as I loved the summer weather, it's not always fun when you're stuck in work at your desk when the sun is shining outside. I am much more of an autumn/winter lover; cold rainy evenings whilst you're all cosy and warm wrapped in a blanket, hot chocolates, halloween, bonfire night and CHRISTMAS! I just love it!

As we're now moving into the autumnal months, I thought it was time to share with you what's in my autumn makeup bag. I love reading these types of posts as it's a great way to find new makeup but also gives you an insight into me and the products I like to use, so here goes.
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

#WISHLIST WEDNESDAY | HOMEWARE EDITION

It's heading into autumn/winter time now and we're getting closer to Christmas and sooner or later it'll be the new year! I don't want to wish away the time but Jay and I have decided that in 2019 we will (hopefully) be buying a house together *screams with excitement!*


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Monday, 17 September 2018

I'M BACK & I'VE BEEN HINCHED?!

Hello - I'm finally back!

It's been a while hasn't it. Sorry about that, life got in the way of blogging and I feel like I've been none-stop recently! We had a big event at work a couple of weeks ago and I also got promoted too *yay me*, so I've been running on barely any sleep and lots of adrenaline!

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Monday, 20 August 2018

BEHIND THE BLOG | Q&A

I love reading Q&A posts and always find them so interesting as I get to know the blogger behind the blog. I've done a couple of Q&A posts before but I thought I'd do another one today but more about why I started blogging and answer a few questions I'm often asked about what I like to do aside from the blog! Let me know if you like these types of posts and leave any other questions below. 

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

MY POST GYM SKINCARE ROUTINE

One of my new year’s resolutions for 2018 was to take better care of my skin and implement a good skincare routine. I have been increasing my gym sessions over the last few months and noticed my skin feeling dry and spotty so I’ve implemented a post-workout skincare regime designed specifically for after my workouts.

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Monday, 13 August 2018

JULY PLAYLIST

How is it August? It's basically Christmas soon *I'm definitely way more excited than I should be!* My last playlist post was April's so sorry it's been so long, life just simply got in the way! I've got lots of new songs that I've been loving and I am excited to share them all with you! Make sure you tell me your favourites in the comments below - I always love to hear new artists and discover different genres.

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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

REVIEW: OPV GORGEOUS 2 EYE SHADOW PALETTE

I am an avid eye shadow palette collector. I have way too many and often find it hard to choose which one to use however when I received this OPV gorgeous 2 palette for Christmas last year I was absolutely buzzing and always find myself reaching for it regularly!


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Monday, 6 August 2018

AUGUST GOALS!

Is it Autumn yet? Time is going by so fast ... in no time it'll be Christmas! I missed my new July goals so in this post I'll reflect on how I got on with my June goals and share with you my plans for August!


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Friday, 27 July 2018

FINDING THE RIGHT WORK LIFE BALANCE

Today's post is all about how to balance working full-time or University and running a blog. I started my blog during my placement year of University so I was working full-time. I didn't post regularly and never really found a routine that suited my work life. When I went back to University for my final year I continued to struggle so I made a real effort to focus on organising my life and have now found a schedule that I can keep up with.

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Friday, 6 July 2018

REVIEW: PINK PARCEL SUBSCRIPTION BOX*

Once a month us girls endure the dreaded time of the month and it often comes around and hits us hard. I suffer badly with back pain and severe stomach cramps and sometimes even have to stay in bed all day to sleep it off. None of us look forward to the time of the month and I don't know about you, but I spend the time in pain and thinking about all the chocolate I want to stuff my face with as a little pick me up!

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Sunday, 1 July 2018

REVIEW: ST TROPEZ SELF TAN EXTRA DARK BRONZING MOUSSE*

If you know me, you'll know how much I love a good fake tan session. I love being bronzed and it makes me feel 100% more confident when I have a tan. I have tried endless brands before; from Bondi Sands, to Loving Tan and St Moritz and I have repurchased the St Tropez dark bronzing mouse a number of times (especially during my university days when it was important to rock a tan on a night out!) I have been eyeing up the new St Tropez extra dark bronzing mousse for a while now and I am so excited to share my review and results with you.

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

JUNE GOALS!



How on earth are we half way through the year??? Time is flying by! May was an exciting month; I went on holiday and smashed some goals too so let's have a look back at my May goals.
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Monday, 11 June 2018

4 BLOGGERS WHO INSPIRE ME

Having been blogging since September 2014 - wow time flies eh?! - I have been inspired by tonnes of bloggers over the years. There are some that I've followed since the beginning and others who are only more recent finds but they have all helped me to learn new things and feel inspired. I'm lucky to have met some great blogging friends over the years and these gals are the type of people who I'd love to be friends with - they're just my type of people, do you know what I mean?! Anyway keep reading to find out why these five beautiful girls inspire me through blogging.
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Monday, 21 May 2018

REVIEW: NORDGREEN WATCHES - A DANIEL WELLINGTON DUPE?!*

Classic style watches are very in at the moment. I've seen SO many bloggers and influencers with their stylish Daniel Wellington watches on instagram and I've been itching to get my hands on something similar! I was contacted by a company called Nordgreen who I'd heard of before who sell beautiful minimalist watches with a similar style to Daniel Wellington. They kindly offered to send me a watch and a couple of interchangeable straps and as soon as they arrived I fell in love.

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Monday, 7 May 2018

APRIL FAVOURITES

Firstly, soz that there was no March favourites post, but he ho here's a combined March and April favourites. Secondly, why is 2018 flying by so quickly? Does anyone else think that April was virtually none existent? It feels like yesterday I was celebrating my birthday in February and now we’ve officially hit spring (although the weather in the UK is certainly NOT playing ball with us at the moment – where has the sunshine gone?!)
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Friday, 4 May 2018

MAY GOALS 2018

Hello May!

How are we nearly half way through the year already? April went by in a flash! Anyway.. it's time for my May goals! I am determined to make May my best month yet - I'm off on holiday at the end of the month so I need to smash my goals so I can enjoy myself in the sunshine!

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

APRIL PLAYLIST

Throughout April I've been hitting the gym constantly in training for my 10k run in June. I have been feeling so motivated and to get me in the summer mood I've been listening to lots of new music as well as some holiday classics.

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

RECIPE: SLIMMING WORLD SYN FREE CHICKEN SAAG

I will be jetting off on my first holiday of the year at the end of May which means I've got just over a month to get myself feeling more confident in my own skin. I've been following slimming world for the last two weeks and have been really enjoying cooking syn free dinners. One of our favourites has been the Chicken Saag which we adapted slightly with what we had in our cupboards and I thought I'd share the recipe with you all below!

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Friday, 27 April 2018

REVIEW: MY FAVOURITE BERRY SMOOTHIE FT LEAN GREENS*

Throughout the last couple of months, I've being consciously working out harder than ever before and am making a real effort to stay on track with my eating. I often find that I don't like a lot of healthy breakfast options and so tend to reach for a smoothie packed full of yummy fruit and goodness. My all time favourite smoothies to make are berry based smoothies, but I think it's important to get your greens in too so I've been adding my lean greens supplement into my smoothies and let me tell you, they taste so good!!
I have never used supplement powders before and I will honestly say I was very sceptical at first. The super greens supplement claims to help you banish your bloating, crush crippling cravings, optimise digestive healthy and give a natural energy boost and I thought it'd be just another gimmick, but I was pleasantly surprised.

SO WHAT IS LEAN GREENS?

Lean Greens is a food supplement company whose produce a range of powders to help with weightloss and bloating. Their products are designed to taste good on their own and are packed with lots of nutrients. The super greens powder is packed full of spinach, broccoli, blueberry and blackcurrant extracts, green tea and lots more. To be completely honest I didn't like the taste of the powder on it's own and would've struggled to drink it every day just mixed with cold water, however mixed into a smoothie it tastes delicious.

I like to mix x2 cups of orange juice, 5 handfuls of frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) and a couple of handfuls of ice with x3 scoops of the powder, then top it up with water and blend. It tastes just like a berry smoothie and you can barely taste the green powder.



MY OVERALL EXPERIENCE WITH THE SUPER GREENS POWDER
I've been using the powder for nearly three weeks now and I must say I wouldn't miss it that much if I stopped using it. I do feel as though it helped with my bloating, but I still felt hungry (that could be just because I love food) and I didn't like the taste that much. That being said when it's hidden in the smoothie, I'm getting all the added benefits and nutrition without much effort. 



My energy levels have definitely increased and I am feeling more energetic when I do a workout in the gym which is making me work harder, so that's definitely a positive.

All in all, I think that the Super Greens Powder is a great easy way to get your greens into your diet and is definitely convenient when you have a busy lifestyle. It does also definitely help to decrease bloating.

The Super Greens Powder is available to buy from their website for £25 or on Amazon here!

Have you tried any lean greens smoothies? Let me know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: This product was gifted to me however this post is NOT sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own.

*If you would like to work with me for a review or giveaway please don't hesitate to get in contact*

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

REVIEW: MILLER & CARTER LEEDS


I've always heard great things about Miller and Carter restaurants, but I wasn't 100% sold.
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Friday, 20 April 2018

HIGH END BEAUTY WISHLIST

If you know me, you'll know that I am an avid list maker so it's no surprise that I constantly have a beauty wishlist on the go! I LOVE makeup and am always picking up new products to try however unfortunately my bank balance only allows me to buy drugstore brands! I have tried high end brands before but I wanted to share with you my top picks and the products that are at the top of my list.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

A Q&A WITH MY BOYFRIEND

I love Q&A posts but I’ve done a fair few of them before and thought it would be a bit different to do one with my boyfriend. If you didn’t know Jay and I have been together for four and a half years now and I thought it was about time he featured on the blog in some way. I’m desperate to do a Primark outfit challenge post where we hit up the local Primark in Leeds and chose an outfit for one another; however he isn’t keen to walk around the ladies section on his own!! Anyway, I have managed to persuade him to join me in a Q&A so let’s get onto the questions…

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

APRIL GOALS 2018

It's April, which means it's time for the April goals! I love setting new goals each month, it always makes me feel inspired and I'm a lover of a list so we're onto a winner. Anyway, in March I set myself a few goals and I'm so glad I achieved most of them!! I hit over 100,500 page views on my blog, I've been training for my 10k (yep, still can't run very far or fast but it's the trying that counts hey!), I've also been cooking more too which I've really enjoyed. Unfortunately I haven't managed to increase my DA or get all my April content scheduled but I'm half way there so I'd say we've achieved some good stuff in March don't you think?

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

MARCH PLAYLIST

I've been listening to quite a few old school tunes throughout the month of March so this post will feature lots of throwbacks!! If you're a 90's baby like me or you've listened to Lily and Anna's teenage throwback playlist on Spotify then you might like this months playlist.

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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAY | THE RACES EDITION

In a couple of weeks I'll be heading back to Liverpool to attend Ladies Day and the Aintree Grand National so I've been trawling the internet to find some inspiration for my outfits. #WishlistWednesday posts are always really popular on my blog so I thought I'd share another one with you.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

BEAUTY BLOGGER TAG!

I love doing tag posts and have seen this beauty tag flying around recently so thought I'd give it a go too. I love to give you guys an insight into my favourite products and the things I'm trying at the moment so hopefully you'll enjoy this post.


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Sunday, 25 March 2018

MY TOP FIVE NETFLIX PICKS

I have been obsessed with Netflix at the moment and Jay and I have watched so many good series. I am a big lover of crime and drama series so we tend to watch a fair few of those and I wanted to share with you some of my all time favourites that I highly recommend you add to your list.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

REVIEW: FREEDOM EYEBROW POMADE

I have had a lot of interesting brow styles over the years so the fact that there are products out there these days that can help shape and define my brows is a great thing.


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Sunday, 18 March 2018

SPRING BOOHOO WISHLIST

If you're like me and love a good bargain then you will know that I love shopping at Boohoo. I am desperate for spring and summer and am SO over this horrible cold snowy weather so I have been doing a lot of online browsing and have found some amazing things at Boohoo.

                                            

I browse the Boohoo website pretty much every week and am constantly updating my basket so I thought I'd show you some of the pieces I'm loving at the moment!

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Friday, 16 March 2018

REVIEW: LADIES LORUS BLACK LEATHER STRAP WATCH

I've been wanting a classic watch to wear at work for a while now and had been debating whether to buy the ever so famous Daniel Wellington watches or try something different.

I've had a Michael Kors Rose Gold watch for years now and I love it so much but it's so heavy and I much prefer to wear this on a night out rather than during the working week. I searched the internet for classic and simple style watches and decided on the Lorus Black Leather Strap watch which my mum and dad kindly bought me for Christmas.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

RECIPE: BRUSCHETTA - FOUR WAYS

Bruschetta is one of my favourite starters of all time. I love how versatile it can be and how you can tailor it for each individual. For me, starters are my favourite part of a meal. I'm not your typical desert lover and I always opt for savoury over sweet. I love Italian food, it's probably my favourite cuisine actually and I love making bruschetta when I'm feeling peckish and fancy something filling yet healthy(ish). Today I'm going to share with you my recipes for bruschetta four ways.

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