Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Sparkly christmas shoezies

how cute are these???? All ready for my party tomorow....

You can pick them up for £45 from Topshop.......bargain for Christmas in a shoebox...........

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Today was the last time I will ever witness a day where all 3 numbers of the day were the same...

The last week has been incredibly stressful, we moved out over the weekend....unfortunately the buyers have mucked us around and it still hasn't bloody exchanged/completed grrrr....

I cannot wait until this is all bloody over and we can move on with our lives...

I promise there will be a better post asap and I will be christmassy xx

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

I love Sawyer and Scout

 I have had alot of love for this shop for a long time. I recently purchased the felix felicis necklace. It's sooooo cute.....

I would definitely recommend!!

Check the lovely things here at her page.....


Monday, 26 November 2012

Crafty Things

Chocolate and Guinness cupcakes
Happy Happy Happy

I made these chocolate and guinness  cakes recently and they went down a storm.I got the recipe from this blogging lady.

Finished product

Fancy a pint?

 The recipe is as follows:

For the cupcakes
250ml Guinness
250g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
75g cocoa
400g caster sugar
142ml sour cream
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
275g plain flour
2 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the topping
300g Philadelphia cream cheese
150g icing sugar
125ml double or whipping cream

Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180˚C/fan oven 160˚C. Line 2 muffin tins with muffin paper cases.

Start by pouring the Guinness into a large, wide saucepan and add the butter; heat until the butter's melted, at which time you should whisk in the cocoa and sugar. Beat the sour cream with eggs and vanilla and then pour in the pan of brown, buttery, beer and finally whisk in the flour and bicarbonate of soda.

Pour the batter into the muffin cases ¾ of the way up and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Leave to cool in the tins for 20 minutes and then cool completely on a cooling rack.

When the cupcakes are cold get on with the icing. Lightly whip the cream cheese until smooth, sieve over the icing sugar and then beat them both together. Add the cream and beat again until it makes a spreadable consistency.

I also have had my hand at making lavender pieces which look super cute...

 Lavender hearts and sachets with super cute heart details.....

My other half's Mum's cake.....................

What crafty things have you had planned?

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Triple performing facial emulsion with Spf 15- review

As you saw from my last post I went to the Benefit counter to have one of their make overs....

Now, I would only recommend going, if like me you were after a couple of bits or you had purchased bits and you wanted to know how they worked...DO NOT GO if you don't need anything... not only will you feel pressured to buy (my Benefits lady was lovely and did not oversell but still..)  and secondly even if your not sold to, you're going to want to buy it anyway!!!!!

I was after a new moisturiser and after researching a few, I felt this one sounded like a good option....

It is described as an emulsion as it is non oily, however it is meant to be hydrating. I suffer with sensitive, combination skin and I struggle to find a moisturiser that makes my skin moisturised yet not over greasy  As you can see it comes in a pretty bottle, which looks cute (I know that's not a big thing...but it kinda helps!)

 I like the fact it comes with a pump top so it doesn't all squeeze out, the benefit lady reckoned 3 pumps a go!

Overall I think the moisturiser is really good on my skin and a great base for make up, however at £19.50 it is pretty pricey, lets see how well it lasts!


Thursday, 6 September 2012

A makeover Saturday

Last Saturday I had a rather nice day of having my hair, makeup and legs waxed?!

I went to my favourite hairdressers, Buzby and Blue and went to the Benefit lady for a makeover...it was beautiful and very relaxing.

looking pretty rough..


The dress is from Topshop tall last year and the Bob makes me happy. Saturday we went out for dinner and drinks in Chichester was lush.


Saturday, 1 September 2012

I hope it will be an Indian summer but.....

I can feel it getting a bit chillier. The nights are getting dark before 9pm and we have had to put the duvet back on our back to stop it being fereezing in the morning. Although I adore the sunshine, I always get the "back to school" feeling come the first of September.....It's always disappointing to not go and get a new pencil case....:'-(

However I can start thinking about my Autumn wardrobe and buying a snuggly coat and boots......

As I've said in previous posts I'm nearly 5"10 so when it comes to clothes , the tall range is my best friend. I've been really disappointed that Newlook have really cut back on their tall range so now I'm even more limited, however it makes it all the more rewarding when I do find something that fits well!

I am seriously loving Topshop at the moment....
£30 Topshop Tall
 I love the bottle green of this cardi and there's nothing better than curling up with a boyfriend cardi sand a cuppa tea...
£70 Topshop
 When I first looked at these boots I was horrified...but after going past them on a regular basis I kept loving them a little bit more each time, I think they'd look fab with leggings/tights/trousers
We shall see if I'm brave enough......
£89 Topshop
 When I saw that Topshop had FINALLY made this duffel coat in the tall range I nearly cried.....I have wanted one of these for absolutely ages, this is what September wages are going on!!!
£36 Topshop tall
 This will be lovely for work with a pencil skirt and heels or with a pair of peg leg trousers and a blazer
£18 Topshop tall
 I have these already and they are really thick and comfy, however I managed to get a big hole in them via my washing machine so I am deffo going to invest in another pair this year
£36 Topshop tall
This is just simply lush...............................

Have you been looking at autumnal pieces or are  you holding onto the summer?????


Friday, 31 August 2012

Sunny days.....

The last few days have felt like I'm on holibobs, whilst being at home. My family came down for a long weekend and it was just perfect...

Very fashionista outfit by me...

I'm so excited for the weekend.....tonight we are just going to relax with a couple of glasses of wine. Tomorrow I'm off to get my hair done, legs done and going for a Benefit make-up trial....cannae wait!I've got my eye on this moisturiser...
At £19.50, it will have to be bloody lovely though!!!

I will show you a before and after post, I am so excited!!!

Love ax

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

PYO and yummy treats

What a lovely weekend, we went to the PYOon Saturday and picked blackcurrants, raspberries, a cauliflower, onions and carrots......was so much fun!!

On Saturday night I made blackcurrant and raspberry jam and a ribena cheesecake and if I say so myself it was delish!!

On the Sunday we went to walk my Uncle's dog and on the way back stopped at a lovely chocolate cafe. My BF had an ice cream float and I had a coffee and a chocolate icecream. It was lovely and really relaxing to chill. It was really cute becaue the icecream was prepared in an old icecream van......so if you're ever in Petworth deffo visit!!

Have a fab week!!!


Thursday, 9 August 2012

What a difference 5 months make

I can't believe I abandoned my Blog again..........

To be fair it's been absolutely mad. 5 months ago we were in the house (trying to sell), I was a law school and stuck working at Clarks......

Well we are STILL trying to sell the house..........but that is the only thing that is the same.

I finished law school in June and recently received a DISTINCTION....I was so chuffed after spending 2 years working my ass off, especially after losing Mum mid way through my first year. I feel really good coming through to the other side and I'm looking forward to my (hopefully) sucessful career.

I am now working in the dizzy heights of canary wharf (In one canada square...yes the one with the pyramid) as a paralegal. I'm really enjoying using my degree and learning on the job. I am currently looking for the elusive training contract......

Having a full time city job means that I have a slightly higher budget so have been splashing out at Topshop a little bit.

Here's what else I've been up to..............

Harry Potter studio tour was amazing and I thoroughly recommend a visit..............

Monday, 26 March 2012


What a glorious weekend!!It was bf's birthday and we went and watched the footie and the dog racing.....was a very manly weekend but I did enjoy it!

A good day was  had by all. The polka dot dress I have on was from Tesco and cost me a fiver in the sale!!!

love axx