Monday, 30 November 2015


SHIRTGeorge @ ASDA  // LEGGINGS: George @ ASDA // GILET: George @ ASDA  // HAT: Primark (Similar here) // BOOTS: F&F

A few years ago you’d never catch me in anything other than dresses or skirts, this goes back to my bigger days when it was just easier to stick on a dress and a pair of tights than have the struggle of trying on trousers/jeans to find a pair that actually fitted me or Heaven forbid looked good. But fast forward a couple of years and a nice weight loss later, jeans are my best friend and I have more pairs than I care to imagine. Earlier on in the month George at Asda challenged me to have a weekend in denim, a day and night outfit wearing jeans from their denim collection. I didn’t even think twice, I knew I’d love this and set about finding the perfect outfits.

This is my day outfit and I think it’s one of my favourites from this year; I wanted to pick some pieces which together were quite autumnal but then separately I could wear them throughout the year individually. I did originally pick a pair of jeans in this colour but they sold out in my size so I went with the jegging version instead. I probably should have got a smaller size in these as they do have some give in them but they were still really comfy to wear and I’ve worn them for work a couple of times since. I love this stag shirt too, I think it’s sold out a couple of times but there is currently some stock available. But I can see it going again so get one whilst you can! Finally from George I picked this faux fur Gilet to tie it all together, it’s so cosy and warm. Even if I do feel a bit yeti like! Luckily I had a plum coloured hat from Primark knocking about which was a great match with the jeggings!

So here it is, 24 for hours in denim! The next 24 will be up on my blog next Monday and it features a very sparkly little number!


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Photos by Jenny Sneap 

Friday, 27 November 2015


It’s been a long time since I did a haul on my blog; to be honest I’ve not had a propa shopping trip in months! I’m avoiding buying any clothes at the moment whilst I’m losing weight so the temptation to head in to Nottingham at the weekend isn’t really there! But it also means I’m not buying any beauty bits either which I guess is good for my bank balance but not for trying new products. So when I attended a Lush bloggers event last month I decided to make the most and pick up some bits whilst I was there.

One of the lovely ladies in the Nottingham store spoke to me about the Salt & Peppermint Bark and I was sold instantly. Containing both peppermint oil and cocoa butter, it not only exfoliates but leaves behind a really lovely scent on your now super soft skin. It’s really fresh smelling too so it’s great first thing in the morning.   

I was also gifted a couple of items, the Oral Pleasure tabs which are infused with rose oil and vanilla, I’m yet to try these yet. The Key Lime Lip Balm which is lovely, I’m a big fan of the lip scrubs and this works beautifully afterwards.

Every year I get my Dad my Dad a lush soap for Christmas as he loves them, so I picked up a couple for him whilst I was there. Garden Soap which is an infusion of rosemary, nettle and tea tree and Yog Nog which I think is my new favourite scent from Lush (RIP Vanilla bath bomb). This one is made with soya yogurt and a dash of spice clove bud, it really is so dreamy!

As I’ve mentioned a couple (hundred) of times before, baths are a rarity and somewhat of a treat for when I visit my parents. As I’ll be there over Christmas this Night Before set is perfect and I can’t tell you how excited I am to indulge with Intergalactic and Snow Angel.
I won’t go in to too much detail about the Cup O Coffee face mask as I’ve got a dedicated post about them coming up as Lush face masks are my favourite and this one in particular smells incredible as I’m sure you can imagine!

And of course, I had to pick up a Snow Fairy because no winter shower is complete without one.

Have you tried anything new from Lush recently? Which is your fave product?


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Wednesday, 25 November 2015


Decorating the house for Christmas is one of my favourite things to do, so as soon as the first weekend in December is upon us that tree is up, my seasonal candles are burning and the festive bedding is well and truly on. Usually I’ll stick some Christmas tunes on in the background whilst I potter about getting everything in its rightful place and then stick the first Christmas film on and embrace all things Christmas under the blanket! Although I may need to venture out this year and watch Christmas With The Coopers at the cinema (Out Dec 1st), I’ve heard it’s the new Love Actually and I love that film so I’ve got high hopes for this! It follows four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Ahhhh I’m SO excited!

Anyway, typically I’ll stick to the same colours each year and go with something that goes with the colour scheme in the living room and the above items would fit well with that, mostly anyway! But next year we’ve got this room on the list for decorating. Last year we did our bedroom a nice cool mint, this year one of the spare rooms had a makeover and it’s now beautifully white but next Christmas I’ll have a new living room and I can’t wait! I don’t really know what I want to do just yet, but these living room ideas are giving me lots of inspiration! Homify is a great website, it’s an online platform featuring home ideas and inspiration, interior design, architecture, DIY projects and tips for every room in your house. It’s a bit like Pinterest but specifically just for the home. At the moment the living room is very neutral with creams and browns which I do really like so not sure whether to keep it quite neutral or something a bit more colourful. I do really like grey at the moment though! I guess should probably decide soon though so I can get some decorations for next year in the sales!

When will you be putting all of your Christmas decorations up? What’s your colour scheme?


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Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Shall we all take 5 to appreciate the pure beauty and yummynes of these Biscuiteers Christmas Biscuits? Aren’t they just incredible?! I first heard/tried Biscuiteers at an event a couple of years ago and I had my own personalised VIPXO dress which was so cute!

Although they create one of collections like this Beatrix Potter and Marvel gift set. Biscuiteers are more known for their seasonal products throughout the year, so think boxes full of your typical hearts for Valentine ’s Day, shoes and bags for London Fashion week and Frankenstein for Halloween. You can get the idea, but I think their Christmas collections are by far the best! I love the Snowman and Snow Dog!  

This gorgeous snowy themed limited edition Advent Calendar Gift Tin contains 24 festive all-spice biscuits. Inside the hand-illustrated gift tin there’s an array of snowy creatures and festive birds which have all been lovingly made. You can buy this set on its own or with an actual calendar for all your biscuits to live in for December. 

These biscuits make a really lovely and unique gift and I can’t wait to share them over Christmas with my loved ones.... if they last that long! They really are delicious and you can tell a lot of thought and effort goes in to each which makes them really special!

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