Self Love & Happiness

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What does the term Self Love mean to you? Do the words confidence or maybe even strength come to mind as you take a second to reflect? Or how about happiness- the type that only comes about from truly accepting yourself, flaws and all.

To me, Self Love and Happiness come hand in hand with one another. How can you have one without the other right? Just as we are expected to show love and respect towards others, its just as important to practise that act towards yourself. In a world where social media pushes all types of images and ideas upon us, we are often at times felt drowning under sheer pressure. Pressure of up keeping a certain image, following trends or maybe even faking true happiness. This in affect, stunts our personal growth. When you are stopping yourself from accepting true character traits, it makes you really think: Who am i really living for? Is it society, ‘friends’ or truly for yourself?

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Self Love is all about embracing and being comfortable with the skin that you are in. Whether you choose to flaunt your greatness or stay silent and let your success do the talking, its all about you- own it!

I was interested to find out some of your views on the topic, interested to gain a vibe on whether Self Love and Happiness was just as important to others as it is to me. In true style, you guys didn’t let me down!

So, at what point is it finally ok to  release the pressure and simply say ‘Today, i am going to drop my insecurities and just be me’. I cant/won’t compromise my inner happiness to fit the needs of others. Sure, i can adapt but if it comes at the price of stripping away my own value and all that i am about, forget it. I won’t sacrifice my capabilities for anyone, not for peer pressure, stereotypes or anything going- all that glitters really isn’t gold! And if you find yourself constantly compromising your values just to make something happen…in all honesty is it really what you’d like to achieve?

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We all have goals, targets and timelines we would like to fulfil…but make sure you are setting yourself a solid foundation. Really take the time to think about what you are basing these targets on. Is it to benefit your happiness or to cater to the needs of others? Self-esteem and Self belief can play a big role in shaping the decisions we make. I truly belief that having enough of the two dangerous recipe for ultimate success! When you have a positive outlook on life, or aspire to…who can rain on your parade? Some lean to religion and some draw from the universe(law of attraction etc) but we can safely agree that both require an act of faith…this is where having a positive outlook truly kicks in. If you can envision yourself achieving your goals, achieving your dreams…then there is not a person or force on this earth to stop you from receiving that success!

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If you’ve ever wanted to push past your boundaries and step outside of your comfort zone, now is the time to do it! For many, including myself it’s taken a long time to figure out what motivates/inspires me and how I can go about bringing happiness into my life. Whilst practising Self love, this really forced me to take personal time out for myself and fall Inlove with any passions of mine i may have tossed aside. It’s encouraged me to be confident not only in my decisions but also in the way that I carry myself. Self love is not vain, it’s a necessity!

To put it lightly, Self Love & Happiness rules! In order to receive the love of others, you’ve first got to love youself. Get lost negativity #Girlbye

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Room Décor: Marble & Copper theme

Hello everyone!

Over the weekend I took on a little project in revamping my room and sprucing up my vanity table area. Question- Do we say ‘Vanity table’ in the U.K? I draw inspiration from drooling over so many American YouTube vids so in the event that my wording is wrong, let’s go for: ‘cute little area designated to get ready in the mornings’ lol. Either way I’ve been going a little crazy with room décor purchases lately and couldn’t wait to show you how I’ve pieced everything together. I couldn’t help but jump on the band wagon and go for the ‘Marble & Copper theme’ which is flooding Instagram as we know it! So many of you lovely bloggers, vloggers and room goal achievers have plagued social media with this chic trend and left me in awe over beautiful flat lays and pinterest worthy snaps.

Now, as you know I’m a bit of a bargain girl so I will pre-warn you. Some of the items you see in this post are: reasonable priced (gasp), budget (say whaaa) and D.I.Y achieved (girl, no you didn’t?!) Please read on if you would like to know how I achieved my Marble and Copper themed room décor on a budget! If you would like to skip straight to the D.I.Y section, please scroll down to the second half of this post. Ok, no more talking- queue blogworthy pretty pics…

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Rather proud of my handy work

 

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First up we’ve got this beautiful copper plant pot design which I purchased from Newlook for £4.99. Not to shabby aye? I love the element of contrast given by the green colour pop in the plant (Totally not real by the way in case you were wondering) I know you see that Scented candle peeking through in the background, lets move on to that shall we?

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This amazing Vanilla and Sandalwood scented candle was purchased from somewhere you would least expect. Ok, you ready for this- Card Factory! Believe it or not, there was a little section designated to offering various home scented candles. So if you’re ever in the shop and fancy a walk on the wild side, step outside of your card browsing comfort zone and have a look at their home fragrance range!

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Originally designed as a plant pot, this sleek white purchase came from Ikea. Apologies as I cant quite remember how much this cost, but knowing me I probably only went for it if it was under £5! Definitely does the job in storing miscellaneous bits n bobs.

9. Inline with the sleek white theme (so I cheated a little and put some white bits in, we’re not all perfect!) I found this quirky pineapple in…wait for it- The 99p Shop! Has anyone had a browse in any of the pound shop home ranges?! Their actually on their A-game at the mo and offer a great selection. I’ve had my eye on the pineapple trend for quite a while and was delighted to purchase this for a bargain at £1!! (or was it 99p? every little helps…Tesco’s don’t sue me)

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This birdcage styled lamp was given to me by mum (a.k.a I proposed a swap but she still gave it to me) and I honestly love it. It ties in well with my room décor theme, unfortunately I can’t remember the price but I believe Ikea and a few other home décor shops sell them for relatively cheap.

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This vintage styled bottle was purchased within the home range at TK Max for £4.99. I’m in love with the broche like gem detail and have also added a little bow to spruce it up.

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Next up, featuring Primark’s homeware selection: A French Vanilla scented copper candles and one mysterious other. You know when you rip the label off in a haste? Yeah, sorry about that. But I’m 99.99% sure its a vanilla fragrance as that’s kind of my thing at the moment.

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Ok, so this one is a little our of season- originally bought as an autumn piece but how cute is this copper coloured pumpkin! I just had to add it in this post because its one of my faves! This was also purchased at TK Max for around £4-£5.

 

D.I.Y Takeover

These next few items are D.I.Y creations achieved by the amazing moi. By the way, I’ve never actually written a post dedicated to my D.I.Y experiments so if that something which takes you’re fancy, please drop me a comment as I tend to embark on projects like the below quite often!

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This marble themed vanity tray is actually the outcome of a photo frame, marble adhesive paper and a few old drawer knobs spray painted copper! It looks effortlessly chic and something I’ve wanted to have but never been prepared to spend the dosh on for quite a while. You can find some reasonably priced ones dotted around the charity shops, usually vintage which I love – or you could just make your own. My vanity tray was completely effortless to create and takes centre stage on my vanity table!

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I also created a marble themed counter top using the adhesive paper on my chest of drawers. This is a working progress as I plan to revamp my drawers with white chalk on paint on the outer areas but for now, I’m loving the effect.

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Next up you’ve got you’re very own designer decorative box, Gucci of course. Well, if you count the designer logo being printed to label paper and stuck on and old box, spruced up with a bit of marble adhesive. I added some pink flowers taken from an old decoration to complete the look.

 

Product DetailsIf you haven’t guessed it yet, marble adhesive paper really is the star of the show. Its super handy and easy to use which I love and seriously helps to transform any old item from drab to fab! Its my absolute fave and I’ll be sure to purchase some more soon from Amazon! I think I got this bundle for about £6.50

 

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My very own Marble decorated mirror edged with a hint of bling. Again, created with…you guessed it, marble adhesive paper. This look was easy to create and looks great. I found the diamanté ribbon used around the edges on an old storage box to give it that glam factor. I’m pretty sure you can purchase this relatively cheap from most crafts shops or browse online. Get some sparkle into your life!

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Last but not least, my copper coloured vase. I’d have to say this is one of my favourite creations as it was not only easy to do, but came out with such intricate detail that I think looks stunning! The ‘vase’ is actually a glass milk bottle which I purchased from Ikea. I’m pretty sure it only cost me £1 but I know there are some alternative shops such as Tiger, which offer these glass milk bottle pieces at an affordable price! (like maybe £1-£2). To create this vase, I spray painted it copper and used and pressed on a tattoo design both purchased from amazon. The spray paint itself, was £8.75 and I believe the pack of tattoo’s were £1.99. I went for quite a boohoo tattoo design because that’s the look I wanted to achieve, but you really can find a range of prints to suit you’re liking!

And that’s it for my Marble and Copper themed room décor post. Thank you so much for reading and please leave me some feedback on what you’re favourite piece was featured in this post. P.S- I’m also toying with the idea of uploading a D.I.Y vid half edited from a time zone long ago (like last year) please let me know if I have any readers that might be interested in this!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JC Hampers review

Whether your on the lookout for the ultimate Valentines day purchase this month or a lavish Hamper fit for the perfect pampering session, JC Hampers provide carefully selected  packages fit for every occasion!

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I was recently given the opportunity to receive my own hamper and couldn’t have been happier. The selection process was quite easy, simply having a browse on JC Hamper’s Instagram page, I couldn’t believe how much of a variety the company offered. And what’s great is that no two hampers are the same, each offer a range of high quality products lovingly arranged to serve as the ultimate hamper.

When going with a product providing service there are three key factors I look out for, that’s: quality, affordability and results. Rest assured JC Hampers incorporate all three into delivering not only a service, but one that’s personal and fulfils all of you’re expectations.

If you’re like me, perhaps your ultimate Hamper consists of a girly theme, bursting with lush products and sparkly goodness. Sound good? The ‘For Her’ package offers the perfect experience to satisfy your girly needs and not to mention, it comes in the form of my favourite colour PINK! What could be better you ask? Just take a look at some of the amazing products included:

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The ‘For Her’ Hamper

Presentation is everything and I must say, when receiving my ‘For Her’ hamper I completely fell in love with the packaging. Everything had been arranged beautifully inside a pink basket with gem detailing… I almost felt a little guilty to have to open it! Inside contained: 1x Large Diva glass, 1x Bottle of wine, 1x Body scrub, 1xBody cream, 1x Shower gel, 1x hand cream and one box of Lindt chocolate. Soap and Glory are one of my favourite brands so I was more than delighted to have my hamper stocked with lots of their goodies!

In addition to being affordable, JC Hamper’s also offer a Free delivery service on London orders. How’s that for great service?

A special thank you to JC Hamper’s for providing me with my very own package. To have all of these lovely products combined into one hamper has definitely made indoor pamper sessions that much more enjoyable! Not to mention, they can make for the ultimate gift. Whether its an upcoming birthday or baby shower, you can rest assured JC Hampers will take upmost care in stocking your hamper with all of the necessities. What are you waiting for, contact JC hampers today for your very own specially crafted hamper. For further information/contact details please check out JC Hampers instagram page:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jc_hampers/

You can also email: Jchamperslux@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Reflections/New Year Prospects

 

Coming to you live from 2017- Happy New Year Folks!

They say when you start something new you should ‘start as you mean to go on’. It’s with great joy that we say goodbye to another year and happily embrace 2017. I know I’ve had some great moments in 2016 but more importantly, I’ve set some great practices into place to allow myself to really flourish in 2017.

With each year that passes it really brings into perspective just how many things I have to be greatful for. Health, family, happiness to name just a few. It’s also important to remember all those who are sadly no longer with us to see this new year- I know I’m not the only one with a few guardian angels up there. Let’s strive to keep them in mind as we embark on our journey this year and really make them proud.

 

Goals Achieved- 2016 

Its always refreshing to go into a new year with a positive outlook, ready to achieve some goals. What are some goals that you’d like to achieve this year? My ultimate goal set in 2016 was to pass my driving test which I can happily say I ACHIEVED. It’s a great relief to know that I’m going into 2017 as an official license holder and soon I’ll be on the road! (as soon as I sort out my insurance, any recommendations?)

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Another goal which I had set myself was to finally settle down into a permanent work role. For those that might not know, I had been doing temping work for about 2 years. Fortunately, I had always managed to secure long duration temping roles and for the most part I loved getting to embrace new environments HOWEVER the time had come to settle down. As of January 1st (technically January 11th when I return from holiday) your girl will be starting a permanent position as reception/admin for a Tribunal Service I have been temping at for the past 3 months. To have that ease of mind of knowing I can be in a somewhat stable financial position makes me really happy. Without a doubt my anxiety has been playing up immensely due to the uncertainty of my position at work but finally my hard work and the encouragement I have received is finally paying off.

In a bid to end my waffling tyrant I’m going to share with you one more goal I’d set in place…and that goal is to travel! 2016 started off with one of the most memorable trips ever…Paris! It was truly amazing, the Eiffel Tower, a river boat tour and not to mention Disney Land! I can honestly say I will be taking more spontaneous trips in 2017 (can it really be classed as spontaneous if I plan to take them?!) Speaking of which, I’m very excited to share my upcoming trip to Portugal.  FromJanuary 4th-9th we’ll be jetting off to somewhere nice and sunny (I’ve been watching my weather app like crazy!) Travel goals set in motion!

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Keeping an eye on my weather app

 

Future Prospects 

In terms of setting goals for this year I can’t actually think of a long list of things. Ideally I’d like to work on certain aspects of myself a little more, things like an increase in self happiness, to get fit (I joined the gym and have started running again which has felt absolutely amazing!) and honestly to be more bold when it comes to believing in myself.

I know that there will be stumbles along the way and I’m not one to say ‘New Year, new me’ but I do believe that with a positive mindset you can achieve anything. This year I plan to focus on the things that are most important to me and channel my energy into them. I’ll be sorrounding myself with like minded people and working on strengthening my relationships. I hope everyone has a prosperous year, go after your goals and make them into your reality!

 

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Pick ‘n’Melt- Wax Warmer Review

1It’s that time of year again folks! Autumn is upon us. With that being said, its the perfect time to snuggle up, indulge in luxurious hot chocolates( getting creative with our hot chocolate photography) and of course embark upon fresh new scents which might take our fancy.

With each season that passes, I tend to find that my scent preferences alter to match. Spring/Summer= Light, floral zesty tones and during the colder Autumn/winter months I crave Warm, luxurious, rich scents. Anyone else experience this?

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In a bid for fresh Autumn scents, I was recently given the opportunity to try out Pick N Melts Wax warmer +various scented wax melts. Purchasing a candle wax burner has always been up there with one of the things I’d love to try but never really purchased for myself. As a candle enthusiast, I love getting lost in their luxurious aromas and couldn’t wait to try out this new wax burning method!

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Candles/wax burners make for great gifts this season and I was extremely excited to receive mine. Fighting through the well protected packaging, I received my wax burner and a range of yummy scents in perfect condition.

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I love how Pick n Melt have stayed true to its ‘pick n mix’ theme, providing a candy like bag to hold the range of Melts. With so many to choose from, it was honestly so tempting not to eat the little melts, they really do look like sweets! I also received a neautral scented tea light ready to spark the burning process.

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Flavours

Pick n Melt provide a menu themed guide displaying its full flavour range.With so many yummy scents to choose from, it’s impossible not to fall in love. My favourite at the moment is the Strawberries and Cream melt. It’s got quite a fresh kick to it with a sweet warm undertone, making it perfect for me!

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How to use:

The Pick n Mix wax warmer is completely newbie friendly! As someone who has never used a wax warmer I was a little worried about the technicalities but honestly, you just pop on the lid, slide in the tea light and select your desired scent which goes on top. And just like that, as the wax gets to burning your room becomes infused with the aromatic goodness produced by these little Melts. What’s amazing is that the Wax Melts scent travels, infusing your whole house with that rich ‘aaaah’ smell which can only be described as sheer bliss.

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Lighting candles are one of my favourite ways to wind down after a busy day. It’s therapeutic tendencies are a great way to relieve stress and tension built up. I look for any excuse to light these babies and now I have a fun new way to get my relaxation on with Pick n Melts Wax Warmer! I am so happy to have discovered these Wax melt treasures and no doubt I will be looking for future excuses to get my wax melt burner on!

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Who really needs an excuse? Enjoy at your leisure and get lost in Pick ‘n’ Melts amazing wax burner and Wax cube Melts. If you are a lover of new scents or just fancy switching it up I would definitely recommend their Wax burner this season.

I am Officially a Wax Melt user and cannot wait to get my hands on some more!! If you would like to check out more of the Pick ‘n’ Melt range check out their website for affordable prices: http://www.picknmelt.com

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Slimming Solutions Teatox- Daytime and Evening blend

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Meet the latest addition to join Slimming solutions ever growing product range: Teatox. Aiming to provide an easy solution to your weight loss journey, the Teatox comes in both a daytime and evening blend.

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Why Slimming Solutions?

When testing out a new product, I always tend to have a quick browse for reviews on other people’s experiences. One key factor I found was which came up quite frequently was how Succesful buyers claimed the Teatox had been in aiding weight loss. Although my aim is not primarily focused on loosing weight, the fantasy of being able to obtain a flat, less bloated stomach is an absolute dream! I had to give it a go…

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Slimming solutions Teatox has encorporated a range of natural ingredients in order to effectively boost metabolism, decrease bloating and burn fat. Sounds like a recipe for success! With ingredients such as : Lemon grass, nettle leaves and ginger included in the Teatox daytime blend, it’s no wonder this product is proven to cleanse your digestive system. Taking on the 28 day trial my day started with a morning blend teabag, brewed to perfection for 2-3 minutes. What’s great about this product is that you can add either honey or lemon to sweeten, making the experience all the more enjoyable. I opted for a spoonful of honey. The taste consisted of quite a fresh, zesty sensation infused with a lemony aroma. This made the tea easily consumable and pleasant to drink! Isn’t that refreshing? Slimming solutions succeed where a lot of teatox’s fail at making the taste experience actually enjoyable for its consumers. I give the morning blend 10/10 for this!

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Evening Blend- My first impressions came about from the first instance of opening this packet as there is a very strong aroma which hits you almost instantly. This can only be compared to a ‘Spicy’ type of smell. Honestly, I was a little apprehensive at first to proceed in trying the Evening Blend- however I was determined to give it a go. Once adding a spoonful of honey as done with the daily blend my reservations about the tea calmly faded away with each sip. Although it does not attain the same zesty qualities as the morning blend, the evening blend  definitely holds it own in richness and strength! Ingredients such as: Lotus leaves, peppermint and Liquorice root help to achieve this, making it the perfect blend to settle with when trying to wind down after a long day. 

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Results

Both prouducts come with their own effects, the daytime blend serving as an energising boost and evening blend gearing towards being a laxative. Now, without sounding to crude- it definitely does what it says on the packet people! My advice to you would be if you are planning on carrying out a detox, be mindful of the fact that you will be needing to visit the toilet more often! This may come as a negative to some and if easier, try easing yourself into the detoxing process by consuming the tea’s during the weekend. Overall I would say that I have definitely ntly seen a number of benefits since starting my Teatox with Slimming solutions. My stomach has been less bloated and my energy levels have defienetly increased. In terms of fat burning and weight loss as previously mentioned my focus was not geared towards this, however I would say that my metabolism has never been better!  The Teatox has definitely aided me in starting my healthier lifestyle change and I would recommend this to anyone looking to embark on a healthier lifestyle journey.

For more information on how you can obtain your very own Slimming Solutions Teatox, please visit the website:  http://www.slimmingsolutions.com/teatox.html Make a start on your healthier lifestyle today!

Great Cakiness at Excel Wedding Fair

On the 18th of September the Excel Centre saw a multitude of brands come together for The Wedding Fair. An annual event ideal for those looking to make their perfect day exceptionally special! Displaying jaw dropping designs, Great Cakiness took part in showcasing their talent with their very own stand!

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In a venue exuberating  with finely tuned details and sophisticated décor, it was evident how much care had been put into each individual exhibit. Great Cakiness took charge at stand J20, attracting passing clients to cast their interests upon their area and learn more about the company. I caught up with Denise Moore, owner of Great Cakiness to share her views on the outcome of the day.

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Interview with Denise Moore

Q. What made you want to start the company Great Cakiness?

A. Baking has been a real passion of mine for quite some time now. What started as a  fun hobby inside my kitchen has now ventured into a great business opportunity- something that I have always dreamed of. Its been quite a journey and I love where it’s taking me, including expanding my range to offer additional treats such as: biscuits, sweets and other yummy treats.

Q. How did you prepare for the event?

A. I’ve been baking up a storm! Firstly, I had to plan all of my products I wanted to be showcased at the event and really consider the theme. With that in mind, you have to think of design, texture, taste and of course quantity. I set up a schedule to determine what gets made on what day and how much time is needed to create great quality produce!

Q. What did you make of the events turnout, did you expect it to be so busy?

A. Well, I expected a high volume of people but this turn out is amazing! What’s great is that so many people are willing to stop and have a chat just to learn about the business and hard work gone into the cakes. Maybe it’s the free samples but Great Cakiness is definitely feeling the love today!

Q. Do you feel the event has had a positive impact for your business?

A. Most definitely! We’ve formed some great contacts and really got the name of the business out there today. I’m very positive that we will be receiving some orders to supply dream wedding cakes for our customers planning their special day!

Q. Would you like to take part again?

A. Sign me up! I’m already looking into securing my place for next years event! Is that too eager?… I guess that’s what happens when you love what you do!

 

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Within seconds of exploring the venue, your vision became captivated by all things glitz and glam. The perfect picture had been painted through the use of amazing elements to set the tone of your dream wedding day!  From vintage to shabby chic, Great Cakiness not only sparked popular interest at The Wedding Fair but also demonstrated a high level of service which can be guaranteed through their motto, ‘Great cakes, great taste’ With 100’s of brands showcasing at the event there were some remarkable services on offer such as: photography, décor planning, musicians and of course…selecting your dream wedding cake.

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What’s missing you ask? Of course, let’s not forget one of the most important aspects to creating your dream day, finding the perfect wedding gown! Models graced the catwalk whilst showcasing some of the most intricate designs. Ranging from lace numbers to delicate silk selections, expectant brides were truly spoilt for choice. Radiant tones were created through the use of soft, ambient lighting leaving an awe stricken audience fixated upon each design. There was also a great selection in men’s wear, showcasing dapper designs for the perfectly polished groom.

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Meeting Deliciously Ella

On the 31st of August Neal’s Yard Remedies held a product launch event featuring the new Deliciously Ella range with none other than Deliciously Ella herself in-store!

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The shop was decked out with products from the new Deliciously Ella line

Having been obsessed with the topic of clean eating recently (Clean eating- Dirty secrets documentary review coming soon), I was delighted at the opportunity to meet the Healthy Eating pro blogger Deliciously Ella in the flesh!

I purchased the Deliciously Ella Everyday recipe book in-store and made it my sole mission to get this signed! When approaching Ella, she was knee deep in conversation. Between greeting others and answering queries she ensured to provide undeniable time and care into making that one on one experience both enjoyable and memorable. Ella is so friendly, i was greeted with a warm smile and after talking about her new product range she signed my recipe book.

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Getting my recipe book signed

 

Neal’s Yard Remedies, located in the heart of Covent Garden was buzzing with well being enthusiasts ready to explore the new range brought out by Deliciously Ella. And its no surprise that the majority of visitors were left satisfied. Between sampling the products, experiencing a mini facial up for grabs and meeting Deliciously Ella herself, what more could you want?

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The theme of the new product range consists of the use of: Cucumber, lime and rose as its main ingredients. An odd concoction you might say? Trust me this mix really works! With  a touch of zest, infused with cooling cucumber and a rose aroma, you’ll instantly feel charged whilst escaping into a scene of pure bliss!

Inline with the theme, refreshments such as Lime, cucumber and rose water was available to try.

 

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This was definitely a daring mix!

 

 

 

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I went for the coconut and banana smoothie…delish!

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Ending the day on a high, I was given this lovely sample size of the Rose, lime and cucumber face wash and hand cream to try out at home. These products are amazing and leave my skin feeling soft and radiant. Thanks so much to Neal’s Yard Remedies for hosting this event and a special thank you to Ella for talking through your range. I had a great time and look forward to attending more of Deliciously Ella’s events. Check them out here : http://deliciouslyella.com/events/

Also visit Neal’s Yard Remedies for great products, including the Deliciously Ella range http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/

 

My Bucket List- Top 10

‘Aren’t you a little young to have a bucket list’?

No. I don’t believe there is a certain age you need to reach in order to plan a bucket list. If there are adventures you would like to experience, now’s the time to plan them! Whether your more on the spontaneous side- or like me, enjoy having things planned to the fine detail…creating a bucket list is a great way to set yourself life goals. No doubt this will continually change and expand but in no particular order, here goes…

 

  1. The Northern Lights/Igloo hotel
Chilling out! The hotel property is made up of 40 glass and snow igloos - and all are temperature-controlled

I would love, love, love to see the northern lights from the comfort of one of these amazing igloos. Just look at it, how breath-taking. What an experience this would be!

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2. Christmas stay at Lapland 

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I would love to visit Lapland during the month of December. I love the festive season and it would be so awesome to go here!

3. Snorkelling

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Maybe I’ll find Nemo while I’m down there?

 

4. Honeymoon in Hawaii

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Say no more

 

5. Eat Pizza in Italy

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6.  Swim under a Water fall

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7. Go shopping in Dubai

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8. Camel ride with a pyramid view

 

Wouldn’t this be amazing?

 

9. Cross the Glass Bridge in China

 

Have a feeling I’d chicken out of this one

 

10. Alpine Slide

 

Found in Switzerland- this would be epic!

 

The Body Shop: Dare To Mask Event Review

I was recently invited by my local Body Shop to attend their Dare to Mask face party event. I’ve been on a quest lately to update my beauty products and whilst different products are constantly being released, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming finding the perfect product for you. Know what I mean?

When the store manager informed me that the event would include a free consultation and demonstration of their face mask range I couldn’t be happier! It was so great being able to talk to a trained professional about the benefits of each mask and the importance of the ingredients used. I have quite sensitive skin as well as my previously mentioned nut allergy so I have to be very selective when picking up products.

My session started with addressing my allergies and establishing a face mask suitable for sensitive skin. I got to try out the Ethiopian Honey deep nourishing facemask. Even the name sounds yummy! Starting with a cleanse, the consultant applied toner to my face and neck. As we discussed the importance of the T-zone area, I was able to build an understanding of the areas she would be focusing on.

Onto the main event- the Ethiopian Honey deep nourishing facemask. Did you know that most of The Body Shop’s face mask range are Vegan friendly? This one was 100% vegetarian friendly. It spread so easily with the facial mask brush as if the honey were melting into my skin.It honestly smelt so amazing! Imagine dessert but for you face, I was lost in an indulgent frenzy. My face became drizzled in goodness and I had to let it sit for a good 5 mintues.

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Smothered in honey goodness

What’s better than some biscuits and a non-alcoholic mojito to pass the time?

 

Final Result

Rounding up my treatment, it was time to wash away the honey mask and unveil my pampered skin. Would I see a difference? My verdict: ABSOLUTELY. The Ethiopian Honey deep nourishing facemask not only left my skin feeling softer, there was also a radiant glow which I noticed instantly!

And as if that wasn’t enough, take a look at all of my sample goodies given to me to try. I am so excited to get stuck into these products and review them.

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A huge thank you to The Body Shop for providing this face mask treatment. It really is beneficial to try before you buy. I now feel a bit more confident in finding products suitable for my sensitive skin type and can’t wait to get my hands on the right purchase.

Product review post coming soon!