Thursday, 28 May 2015

Casual Crochet

I'm absolutely loving anything remotely fringed or crochet right now; it screams summer and serious festival vibes... even though I'm not heading to one. I never expected to find anything that ticked both these trends off the list in Marks & Spencer! I was out shopping with my Mum and we found some amazing ripped skinny jeans in the sale. I then stumbled across the most gorgeous top ever. So now I've got a new favourite brand - the Limited Edition range is brilliant. Okay, it's a little bit on the pricey side, but you can't fault the quality. I'm gonna put it out there and say it's on par with Topshop but you know you won't see everyone and their sisters in it. So keep scrolling to see why I'm in love... 

Marks & Spencer, Topshop, Crochet,


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Battle of the Boots Botanics Eye Creams: Roll On Gel vs Hydrating Cream

Eye creams are a funny one aren't they? A bit of a necessary but unnecessary step in a skin care routine. There are so many on the market which claim to do absolutely everything from shrinking wrinkles, reducing puffiness and tightening skin. I'm not quite into the anti-ageing thing, I'm too young for that right now but I do appreciate the importance of using an eye cream to ensure the skin is hydrated to prevent problems later on. I'm partial to staying up too late and looking at a screen too long, so the right eye cream needs to be like bottled sleep; I want to look like I've had more sleep than I probably have! Instead of straight up reviewing an eye cream, I thought I'd do a good deed for you guys and compare two (that are very budget friendly!) to see which one comes out tops. For the past fortnight I've used two Botanics eye creams, one on each eye, to see if there is a difference. I've got the Refreshing Roll On Gel vs Hydrating Cream so if you're up for seeing who's the winner, place your bets now and keep reading... 

hydrating eye cream, eyes, roll on gel, skin, botanics

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Weekly Round Up #4

Slightly baffled by the fact I've been doing these round up posts for a month already... Time is going way too fast for my liking. Speaking of which, my exams are over and in hindsight they went very quickly! My last one was on Monday and it was okay, I'm just so glad they're done. I went home this week because not many people have finished yet so I decided to keep out the way until we could all celebrate. I had a mammoth sort out of my make up this week whilst I was home and reduced two huge drawers to basically nothing. I'm going to write a post on some tips for sorting out your beauty stash because I'm on a roll with clearing out, it's making me feel so good. I've got the bug and I want to do my whole room now! Last night I went to Harry's for pizza and Eurovision... Such a guilty pleasure!


Thursday, 21 May 2015

For The Love Of Steak: Celebrating Miller & Carter's Award Winning Steaks

Miller & Carter are a British steak house chain with thirty-six restaurants across the country. Their Sirloin steaks recently won an award for being the best in Britain which is an amazing achievement for them. To celebrate, myself and a handful of food bloggers were invited to the restaurant in the Mailbox to find out more about their amazing steaks, which involved being taught how to cook our own perfect steaks in their kitchen! It was such an amazing experience and an incredibly tasty one at that - editing these photos was really difficult because my mouth kept watering at the sight of the gorgeous steak. It was really interesting finding out how their steaks got from farm to table and I've got a whole new appreciation for steak now. Keep reading if you want to find out a little bit more behind this fantastic restaurant... 

Steak, Award, Miller & Carter

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Those Lace Up Flats & The Perfect Bag

I'm completely shameless to say that I've well and truly jumped on a blogger bandwagon; there's been a certain style of shoes floating around the internet right now in the form of lace up pointed flats. The (incredibly expensive) shoe brand Aquazzura kicked off the new trend with their shoes, retailing at an eye-watering £450. I found the perfect dupes in New Look for just over £20 and I love them. I actually hate pointed toe shoes but for some reason I can stomach these; the gold detailing and delicate criss cross laces seem to soften them slightly making them really wearable! I've been lusting after them for a while and decided to spend the rest of a voucher on them - well spent! Keep scrolling to see what other jazzy things I'm wearing... 

New Look, ASOS, shoes,

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Weekly Round Up #3

I've had a huuuugely busy week this week, indicated by the amount of photos I've tried to pop into this post. My exam on Monday wasn't amazing and now I just want tomorrow's to be over because then I'm FREE. I'm heading home for a few days next week as I feel a little guilty for finishing my exams before some people have even started (poor Harry!) and I really wanna go home and sleep in my big cosy bedroom and eat nice cheese. It's been a very exciting week this week and I'm still in awe of how fab it's been, squeeee.


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Lunch at The Sun On The Hill, Birmingham

I haven't done a food post in a long time... too long! Harry and I decided to go for somewhere on my Independent Birmingham card and hopefully discover yet another hidden gem in Birmingham. We went for The Sun On The Hill, which is on Bennetts Hill - a stones throw away from New Street Station and the Bullring. It's a pub with a bit of a trendy twist, serving good, comforting food that tastes amazing. The interior is really cool; high ceilings and beer logo wallpaper with welcoming wooden tables and a friendly atmosphere. As it's a pub, it fills up for the football matches. Harry and I wanted to go before Easter, but decided against it as it was teeming with Brummie football fans! However, mid-week lunch times are ideal, as it's fairly quiet and is a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the shops. 

food, Birmingham, burger, hot dog, pulled pork, chips

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Mint & Prints

Hiya! Here's my first outfit post in a loooong time... I have serious first world fashion blogger problems right now because I have so many outfits I want to blog and photograph but so little time. I wore this yesterday when me and Harry went for lunch and to see the new Avengers movie. Harry gets bored and embarrassed when I ask him to take photos when we're out; I've got to the point where I literally don't care any more, it's my camera and I'll whack it out when I like. If people ask why I'll throw a business card at them and tell them to check out the post later on in the week. Maybe. Anyway, keep reading, and you'll find out where this outfit is all from... 

outfit, primark, topshop,
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