Flowers & Fries

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When you’re feeling inspired by your needs? Yep, my needs were flowers and fries!

I love drawing, so much so that I tend to criticise everything I create. I hope this is a comment trait for all artists, because it stops me from doing what I love because I set such high expectations for myself. The proof is in the pudding. I’ve had this ‘CREATE’ section on my website since I started my blog in early June, and this is the first post, in September.

How do you overcome self-loathing when it comes to your work? I feel like I need to recondition my mind.

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5 BOMB-ASS BOMBERS

I’ve come to the conclusion of what type of shopper I am…

I find something I love, and I stick with it. Recently I’ve been trying to only buy key pieces, and purchase things that I don’t have similar in my wardrobe already, but bomber jackets have taken over me.

So much so, that I bought 5. Yep. I. Bought. FIVE.

But now, I get to show you guys my new finds, designs and love for bomber jackets!

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Easily my favourite purchase from Missguided, and that’s saying a lot. I love a denim jacket as much as the next 80s icon, but I felt that my jackets were very weighty, and it wasn’t really a jacket I could just throw on over an outfit. In comes this little bomb of delight. I got it for an absolute bargain of £17.50 and the quality is flawless, and I cannot rate indigo blue high enough! I adore the ribbed collar and sleeves, adding a casual vibe to my life <3 I cannot tell you how many times I’ve rocked double denim since this bad ass purchase (8, literally 8).

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Honestly, this material is so so soft I didn’t even know it was suppose to be denim. The design is so minimal and I think that’s what I love the most, this jacket has smartened up any thrown together outfit I have created and I am eternally grateful to Zara for that! The quality for this is unreal for £25.99, they also do it in blue which I am 100% going to treat myself to, hurray for #6!

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Unfortunately this khaki wonder is out of stock 🙁 which isn’t surprising as I got it from New Look for £11!! So the link will just take you to all the bombers that New Look have to offer, this long line bomber is one of my favourites for a night out, it’s light enough to not make you hot and sweaty when gettin’ down in the clurrrrb! I can’t remember how much this bomber was originally suppose to be, but I would definitely trust in New Look for all your bomber needs, their silky ones look INCREDIBLE!

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Tah-dah! This silky velvet bomber is everything that 90s me wanted and more, do they sell the matching joggers? This super smooth bomber is the ultimate statement piece, for £34.99. I have so many nostalgic feels in this I cannot contain it! I still haven’t found the outfit that it’ll complete, but I am willing to wait. I want to stroke it forever and always.

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OH MY GOD DO YOU LOVE IT AS MUCH AS I DO?

I actually cannot deal with the love I have for this item of clothing. This jacket in my heart was worth every penny, at £48 this is my favourite statement piece. The lining is silver satin, and it makes me swoon. The quality is undoubtably beautiful, and I’ve been able to wear this with so much more than I expected, I especially love how much it matches my pink(ish) tint in my hair, goals for sure.The embroidered flower detail is exquisite and highly compliments the metallic accent. Ahh this jacket gives me chills. You can also get this in black, but (in my opinion) has nothing on this one!

So are you loving bomber jackets as much as I am? If not more? If you have more than 5 I want to see them, and I will most definitely be purchasing them!

Note to self: it is SO hard trying to take your own pictures?! Sorry for my snotty moody face.

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7 Facts About Me

7 Facts About Me

Hey all! I have been nominated by the beaut that is Jessica Kennedy to take part in this new challenge, I need to give 7 facts about myself then proceed to nominate 5 bloggers that have less than 1000 followers (i’m basing this on twitter) SOooOoOO here it goes!

  1. I am a full-time Digital Content Officer at De Montfort University, I also studied there and graduated in 2014 with a BA in Media and Communications
  2. I have a severely autistic brother, he is 6″3 but I still give him piggybacks and think he’s my little baby
  3. I love sports, I have played netball since I was 11 years old, and have won trophies for basketball cos I’m a boss 😏
  4. I am in a long term relationship with this guy that’s pretty hilarious and really good at making music, check him out here <3 02.10.2009 <3
  5. I’m a lactose intolerant pescatarian, lol
  6. I am planning on travelling with Native Lingo at the beginning half of next year (hopefully!) so my blog may be taking a bit of a different turn in the next year!
  7. One for the #EastMidsMeetUp girls! I once found a baby pigeon and took it upon myself to raise it. My friend and I did extensive research on how to raise a baby pigeon and 5 or so years later, she still has him! Big up Errol

So hopefully you feel like you know a little bit more about me, although it’s not all that interesting! I am nominating the following babes:

Enjoy girls! Can’t wait to read your 7 facts!

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Rush Hair – Leicester

Rush Hair – Leicester

Heaven has sent an angel, and his name is Shane Jackson.

For those of you that do not know, I am partial to a hair appointment. I LOVE getting my hair done, and I LOVE sitting in a hairdressing chair being pampered for a couple of hours, feeling like a fresh new gal when I walk out the door onto the streets of Leicester my runway. As you can imagine, I was intrigued and slightly terrified trying out a new hairdressers. My hair is my pride and joy, but after attending the amazing hair event at Rush Hair and Beauty I had to see what it was all about!

I love playing with my hair, and being blonde makes it all the more easy. I wanted to have a subtle but eye-catching change… does that make sense? Probably not. After having a chat with Shane he showed me the most beautiful pinky tint labelled Deep Iced Pearl Milkshake, I took his advice and went for it, imagine all the boys that would come to my yard?*

Due to this only being a toner, I was dubious on how it would take to my hair, and whether my hair was porous enough for it to stick, but in Shane’s words “I wouldn’t have suggested it if I didn’t think it was going to work” and boy, was he right.

I LOVE MY HAIR SO MUCH I FEEL LIKE GRUNGY CANDY FLOSS PRINCESS.

It’s expected to last around 20 washes, but I would expect that it varies for every individual. I was planning to book in again before Shane had even started to dry my hair! What great is that the more you use the toner, the more permanent it becomes, so now I’ve tipped my toe in and now I’m ready to dive into the world of ashy pink <3

Holly from Rush was also experiencing some major hair envy, which makes you love your hair even more right? She was an absolute babe and if she is working during your visit count your blessings, because she is hilarious and I was laughing with at her the whole time!

I left Rush with a new favourite drink**, a new favourite hairdresser and a new lease for life. Yes, it’s that real up in here people.

So girls, if you’re an indecisive blonde like me toying between the idea of having beach babe blonde, icy white or mermaid hair, give Rush Hair (and more importantly Shane) a chance to switch up your hair with their amazing selection of semi permanent dyes, I wish I did it so much sooner!

 


* No boys plz.

** I’m going to call it the Shane Snapper; orange & cranberry juice

 

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#EastMidsMeetUp

#EastMidsMeetUp

I’m still beaming from my lovely weekend, and not just because I went to IKEA (sejfhns,kdfsjd I LOVE IT!) but because I went to an amazing blogging event called #EastMidsMeetUp based at Manhattan 34 in Leicester!


I have only just stepped into the blogging scene, very new and intrigued by everything I read and who I meet, so I was pretty much pooping my pants heading to the meet up alone, especially because I knew that there were going to be plenty of people I hadn’t met (which by the way, was 99% of the people)

I walked up to Manhattan to join the queue, and thankfully arrived the same time as my gal pal Izzy! (A Dose Of Chatter). With a sigh of relief, I collected my icebreaker and entered the event.

It was the coolest vibe, all my anxious feelings were washed away when I heard Becky Bruce‘s beautiful voice narrating the wave of bloggers capturing their cocktails! I realised I was surrounded by like-minded people, and I had absolutely nothing to worry about.

I went to the bar with Izzy and scoured the menu for anything that included gin. The Secret Garden was absolute heaven. It was so good I basically chugged it whilst I walked over to Angel Eyes’ beauty corner, which was around a 10 second stroll… Oops.

I was lucky enough to have had the chance to trial individual lashes by Angel Eyes. Founder and director Marie (who is an absolute babe by the way) told us about their process, any salon that uses Angel Eye’s lashes need to go through thorough training, so if you’re like me and have seen/heard horror stories of girls losing their eyelashes, feel confident that you can trust Marie’s system, I have been wearing my lashes for 5 days now, not one has fell out and I forget I even have them. Well, until I catch myself in the mirror!

Now I don’t want to over excite you, but there was also a raffle, YES A RAFFLE! Amazing prizes from Peter’s Pizzeria vouchers, tea set for 2 with baked goods, a voucher from Angel Eyes for the bomb-ass eyelashes above, and the mother of all prizes… The Happiness Planner.

Of course, Izzy who mentioned to me moments before her ticket was called out THREE TIMES that she never wins anything bagged herself some vodka jelly, the angel eyes voucher AND The Happiness Planner! I will forgive her one day for stealing my dream. All wasn’t lost though, as I scored myself a No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush which I am obsessed over already <3

So if that wasn’t enough of a highlight, gal pal Izzy and I got chatting to a couple of girls from Danique Hair‘s pop up stand (shout out to Jazzie and Bray) and Bray (more like bae) transformed my hair from a used toilet brush into amazing bouncy curls! She was also rocking an amazing pastel green colour, and I cannot wait for her to get her hands on my hair!

Finally, I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Emma (Carpe Diem Emmie), Kirstie (Behind The Scent), Lianne (The Brunette Says) and Kirsty (Kirsty Ralph) for organising this amazing event, for the INCREDIBLE GOODIE BAG* and raising money for Rainbows Hospice and Bowel Cancer UK. You girls are absolute inspirations, and I feel extra lucky to have met Emma, Kirstie and Charlotte first in this world we call blogging, because they have opened to many doors for me, meeting amazing girls as I did at this event, so thank you all!

To the girls I didn’t get to speak to, you are all fab, and I cannot wait to get to know you all at the next event!

 

* just want to give a separate shout out to the amazing goodie bags we received! I was honestly over the moon!

  • Matalan – ‘Love is’ wall hanger, heart shaped candle holder AND Mason Jar (could they be any more amazing?!)
  • LAB2 – brush set (cruelty free and SO GOOD)
  • No7 – Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes pencil – (so glam I love it)
  • Carex – ‘Love Hearts’ handwash (so yummy)
  • Lush – Soap bar (I mean, do I even need to comment on how good this is?)
  • Cover Shoot Eyebrow Kit (AMAZING – I bloody love eyebrow kits)
  • Vita Coco water – (I love this forever <3)
  • Merumaya Melting Cleansing balm + temp tattoos (so amazingly cool)
  • Busy B –  pencils (I love anything classed as stationary)

 

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