Wednesday, 18 May 2016

MAKE IT PERSONAL

OK so can we just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful Gemporia's new range of personalised jewellery is!  I'm literally swooning over that rose gold bracelet.

The new collection just recently launched last month and offers a gorgeous selection of bracelets, rings and necklaces using precious metals with a mix of 11 genuine gemstones all of which can be personalised with an engraved name, phrase, date or even a hand drawn image making it a unique one of a kind piece of jewellery.

You can pick any words you like and watch your piece of jewellery come to life right in front of your eyes, picking the font and text size that you prefer.  These pieces really would make the perfect gift for someone special or maybe just for yourself. I think the necklaces would be so cute with just some simple initials and the rings with a memorable date.

I just love all the rose gold............so pretty!

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xxx

Saturday, 14 May 2016

MIA

Jamie Jeans - Topshop//Stripe Top (now in the sale) - Topshop//New Balance 420

Ok so I must apologise that i've been MIA on the blog front for the past couple of weeks but I have been Marie Kondo-ing the crap out of my life!  If you don't know who Marie Kondo is then she has a book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying.  I read it months ago and it instantly made me  tidy up EVERYTHING! Every so often I get the sudden urge to declutter like crazy. Last week it was Fletcher's bedroom, this week it has been my garden shed.  Not only that but i've been frantically bashing out assignments for my Beauty Therapy Course because I'm determined to finish it 2 months early.  There's nothing like putting a load of pressure on yourself.

What else is new?.............we booked a holiday to Gran Canaria for July this year which I am insanely excited about.  It took us forever and a day to decide where to go but we decided that Gran Canaria has good weather all summer and as long as there is a beach closeby and the hotel has a pool then Fletcher will be more than happy.

I pressure washed my paving stones yesterday, turns out its pretty addictive, I ended up pressure washing my doorstep, the whole of my pathway and my coving oh and some of my wall. And my shoulders got suburnt in the process.

Anyhoo this blogpost has nothing to do with the pictures but hey here's an outfit I wore about 2 weeks ago. I've linked all the items.

Have a great weekend
Keep Smiling
xxx    

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

BRRRRR ITS COLD


It has become apparent that I pretty much live in trainers these days, unless i'm at work then its either brogues or loafers.  In fact i'm struggling to remember the last time I actually wore a pair of heels.  I mean I do love heels but I only ever really wear them on a night out (which also isn't very often!) I do think that fashion and style in Cornwall is much more laid back than other areas of the UK though anyway.  

I bought this gorgeous jumper from Topshop a couple of weeks ago.  I know it may seem a bit daft buying a jumper when summer is just around the corner but you guys its bloody freezing.  I mean my heating is still very much ON . I always make the same mistake every year where I buy all these lovely tiny tops and end up wearing them on the 3 days that the sun comes out and that's it. So this year i'm stocking up on knitwear instead :-)

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xxx


Monday, 25 April 2016

THIS AND THAT


I always hated Sunday's growing up.  I think just knowing that you have to back to school the next day puts a downer on the day.  As I've grown up they have gradually become better.  Don't get me wrong I still have that "back to work" feeling but theres lots of other lovely things about Sundays.  For example:
  • Its my rest day - no workouts yay
  • We have croissants for breakfast
  • It's my lie in day (if husband is home)
  • Fresh bed sheets
  • I wash my hair (monumental moment)
  • Roast dinner at my parents house
  • Quality time with Fletcher
The last one on that list is the most important to me and as I had college on Saturday this weekend it meant that I literally only had Sunday to have fun with my son.  

I woke up on Sunday morning with no set plans, looked out the window, looked over to Fletch and said to him "lets go to the beach" well his face lit up and he demanded that we had icecream!  So I did us a packed lunch and we headed to Chapel Porth in St Agnes for a picnic on the beach.  It was a beautiful day and on the way there Fletcher told me I was number one (which is way better than when he called me a number two). The views at Wheal Coates are absolutely breathtaking and I just had the nicest day ever, just me and my boy.  We also managed to have time to plant our sunflower seeds (check out my sweet peas too) and also take the dog for a walk whilst Fletch rode his scooter so we had a really productive day. We finished the day off with roast dinner at my parents house with all the family (oh and I washed my hair and went to bed in my fresh sheets).

I hope you all had wonderful weekends.
Keep Smiling
xxx


Friday, 22 April 2016

L'OREAL


Last week I popped into my local Boots to pick up some of the L'oreal Brow Artist and got totally suckered in by the 3 FOR 2 offer!  I'm a big fan of L'oreal as a drugstore brand and think you can really create some lovely make up looks without spending the earth.  I picked up:

Brow Artist in Light/Medium
Lip liner in the shade 300 Velvet Robe
Blush in the shade 160 Peach

I immediately couldn't wait to get it all on my face and thought I would share the finished look with you.  I obviously didn't use ONLY these 3 products so here is everything else that is on my face

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation in the shade 02
Clarins instant concealer 01
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Urban Decay Naked Half Baked
Lancome Hypnose Volume-a-Porter Mascara
L'oreal Superliner in Black 
Body Shop lipstick in 14 Pink Ginger (my favourite ever but its discontinued)

We're currently studying make up application at college, which as a fan of make up I am really enjoying. I really love how the combination of these products turned out.  Its a very natural golden sunkissed look and I love that the blush really warms my complexion (I don't have any blush in this coral/peach shade).

I hope you enjoyed this post.
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xxx

Thursday, 14 April 2016

BLUEBERRY SPORTS SLENDER SHAKES


I'm no stranger when it comes fitness, I bust out at least 3 workouts a week so it may come as a shock to you to hear that I have never in my entire life tried a protein shake......NEVER LIKE EVER!  Well that was until today when I tried the Blueberry Sports Slender Shake*.  It comes in a sealed drinks bottle with the correct amount of protein powder already measured out so all you have to do is fill it up with water to the level on the side of bottle, put the lid back on, shake it like a Polaroid picture and then drink it. EASY.  They come in 3 flavours - Strawberry/Chocolate/Vanilla.  I went for Vanilla.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Its well known that I'm a fan of baking, I have been for many years and have spent many an afternoon in my kitchen whipping up cupcakes with just a spoon and a bowl gradually moving on to a handheld mixer and then finally getting my freestanding Kitchenaid mixer for my 30th.  If I could I would bake more often but having a child means you HAVE to include them in the baking process which is all well and good but my child also has type 1 diabetes meaning that the whole licking the bowl situation can be quite interesting. I mean how much insulin should I give him for that goddamnit! The other problem is that if you bake something you then have to eat it.  So when my best friend Amy asked if I would bake for an Afternoon Tea fundraising event she was holding I happily obliged (baking for a good cause without the guilt of eating ALL the cake....... winner)

Monday, 4 April 2016

PUDE

Hat-Old H&M (similar)//Top-ASOS//Vest-old H&M//Jeans-Hollister//Uggs//Nail Polish-OPI Rich Girls & Po Boys

Ladies and gentl....... (lets get real, no men are reading this!) I present to you my favourite knit of the moment.  Its a little bit pink a little bit nude so basically its PUDE.  The funny thing is I always avoided the nude colour when it came to clothes previously, thinking it looked too much like naked skin and it never really does a lot for ones complexion BUT because this top has that slight pink undertone it, it just makes it more wearable and less of a wash out!
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