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My trip to London

17 August 2014
Our suite 

Our view from our hotel room

Our suite

View of London

Lovely Canal

Penguin at the zoo

Giraffe at the zoo


Tube Station
China Town

Big Ben
As you may have seen in my previous post it was my 18th birthday two weeks ago so I headed to London for the weekend as this is one of my favourite places to visit that I don't get to often enough. This post is photo heavy I know but i thought id let the photos do the talking! But i thought id briefly tell you about my trip to London, firstly we stayed in the Hilton Westminster in a suite, which I was very excited about as I've never stayed in a suite in the Hilton before and it defiantly didn't fail to disappoint! The room was lovely and had a view over London, with this room we also got access to the Executive Lounge where you could go in any time you wish and there was food and drinks available free of charge.
Whilst in London we obviously hit Oxford Street as this is one of my favourite things to do and definitely didn't fail to spend a small fortune. We also visited London zoo as this is something I've always wanted to do and it was actually a lot better than expected, the penguins where definitely my favourites! We alos went and visited some of the landmarks in London such as London Bridge, Big Ben and the London Eye which we obviously had to do, no trip in London would be the same with out doing so.
All in all we had a lovely time and i would definitely recommend London zoo to anyone but i also would recommend buying tickets online as you get to go straight in and otherwise the queues to get in are huge!

What is your favourite thing to do in London?

Birthday Haul

13 August 2014

As it was my 18th birthday last week, I thought id put together a little haul of some of the presents I received these are by no means all the presents I got and these are only small gifts as I asked for money so I could get my Macbook Pro which I will be getting tomorrow, so excited. Also I am by no means doing this to show off I just love to read these posts so I hope you enjoy.

As you can see ive been very very lucky this year and my family know me too well. As you can see from the pictures I received a makeup bag which is very cute full of aload of new products from my parents with the help of my sister that I cant wait to try. I also received a box full of cookies from my sister, this is something I found very cute as these are my favourite and this homemade gifts are always the best and the most thoughtful.
My sister also very kindly bought me this instax mini 8 camera which I have been wanting for forever and I cant wait to have loads of little cute photos as memories. My sister also bought me this necklace that I literally have been wanting for about a year so i found it so cute that she remembered all of these things.
My parents bought me this Yankee candle burner and wax tarts, I have been after one of these for ages so im so excited to make my room smell amazing! Also I have been after this Zara city bag for ages so i was so so so happy when I received this.

So I was very very lucky this year and I am very thankful for all of the gifts and the money I got, my sister just so happens to be a blogger so if youd like to please check her out here.

Essential Jewellers

5 August 2014

I was very kindly sent these gorgeous rings by Essential Jewellers, for those of you that dont know Essential Jewellers they are a online website but they also have some stores in the  South of England. 

I was given £50 to spend online to pick some rings and you can see above the selection I made, firstly i chose the sterling silver knot ring. I love this ring as i feel like its a quite big and statement ring and would dress up any outfit. This ring is priced at £24.99 which I think is very reasonable for a sterling silver ring. You can find it here

I also got the sterling silver row of hearts stacker ring, this is priced at £10.99 which again I feel is a very reasonable price. I think this ring is so cute and although it is a stacker ring I think that this looks cute on its own too! You can find it here

This is the cubic zironia and sterling silver stacking ring which is priced at £7.99.  I think this is such a lovely ring the stone is quite petite but looks so lovely on its own or stacked. I have stacked this with my heart ring and I think they look fab together. You can find it here

Lastly I got the sterling silver cheeky daisy ring, this is priced at £9.99. I think this is adorable and its also great because daisy pattern seems to be out alot so its bang on trend too! Again I feel like this would slightly dress up any outfit. You can find it here

Overall i would defintley order from Essential Jewellers again as there service is amazing, there delivery is very fast and if your unsure of your ring size before ordering then you ask for a ring size guide to be sent out to you to ensure that the rings are a perfect gift! I think these would make the perfect gift for anyone.

You can find these at the following:
Twitter- @925essential


25 July 2014

I was very kindly sent this bag by LYDC. This is the Gracie shoulder bag, I really wasn't expecting to receive this bag so I was so happy when I received the email confirming I would receive this bag it was even better when this was waiting for me when i got back from holiday. I love this bag so much, I think this bag is so versatile and is the perfect size it isn't too big and isn't too small. I think this is perfect for on a day out and I think it will also be perfect for when I start uni. I love the structure of this bag and i also really like the way this bag only has one handle as this makes it very unusual. Also this is versatile as this can be a shoulder bag aswell!
This is priced at £35, I think this is a very reasonable price for a bag and worth the money as the quality of this bag is fab. This also come in two other colours: blue and pink. I would definitely recommend these to anyone.

Overall I absolutely love this bag and I cant wait to go out and use this! I'm going to feature this in a outfit post very soon (when i get my DSLR ahhhh!)
What do you think of this bag?

You can find them at the following:
Twitter- +LYDC Official 
Website- LYDC

Monushop Recovery Balm

23 July 2014

I was kindly sent this to review by the people at Monu Skincare, this is a recovery Balmfor all types of skin but in particular sensitive and stressed skins so this is perfect for me as I have very sensitive skin. At first when I opened this I didn't actually think that this would agree with my skin as it has a fragrant smell which was a bit unexpected as usually skincare products for sensitive skin don't have a fragrance but ive had no problems with this. 

This product claimed  to soothe and improve your skin and provide relief to all skin types and I think it does exactly as it says, ive been using this of a morning and I definitely think it leave my skin feeling soothed and has also reduced the dryness of my skin which is a huge bonus. I also really like the consistency of this although i don't think it spreads very far but I think this would also work well on oily skin.This is retailed at £22.50 which I think is a very reasonable price.

You can find them at the following:
Twitter- @Monushop
Website- Monushop

Degusta Box- June

18 July 2014

As some of you may know I reviewed a Degusta box back in April and they very kindly asked me if id like to review another box this June, so here goes.

This months box included:

  1. Estrella Damm Beer- this is a award winning Spanish beer and would be great with any meal but especially tapas, this is retailed at £4.00 each.
  2. Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Flutes- this is a new range of Italian flutes, I got sent the Amaretto flavour but actually contain no alcohol so I cant wait to try these, they retail at £2.59.
  3. Urban Fruit Strawberry flavor- these are fruit that have been baked and are in little packs perfect for on the go, these are one of my favorite things in this box! These retail at £1.09 each and come in three different flavour Strawberry, Pineapple and Mango.
  4. BEAR Alphabites- this is actually my favourite thing in the box as I am a massive cereal lover, these are crunchy cereal letters and are multigrain so are even healthy and I think these are so nice and would definitely purchase these again. These are retailed at £2.69 per box.
  5. Veetee Basmati & Wild Rice- these are very convenient microwaveable rice packets, these are ready in two minutes. I used this as a base and added chicken, egg, onions and peas to make it alot more adventurous and was very tasty. These are retailed at £1.49 each. 
  6. DR. OETKER Madagascan Vanilla Grinder- this is a vanilla grinder that contains pods that can be used to grind into cakes or used as toppings to add that extra flavour. I haven't yet used these but im sure I will use these very soon in my baking! These are retailed at £4.99.
  7. Lambrini Strawberry- this is a new flavour for Lambrini for summer which is a light and fruity flavour which is perfect for summer. This is retailed at a very reasonable £3.29.
  8. Be Fast Banana- these are breakfast on the go so are perfect for those who have to be up supper early and dont have alot of time for breakfast. These contain fibre, protein and are low in fat. I received two banana flavours in my box but these also come in strawberry, chocolate and vanilla flavours. These are retailed at £1.00 each which I think is very reasonable.

You can find Degusta box at the following:

Website- Degustabox

I have a discount code for anyone wanting to order a box- 7ABVH

Outfit Post: Sheinside

13 July 2014

Just thought I would do a quick outfit post, this will only be a short post.

I bought this dress back in January and finally had the chance to wear it whilst on holiday last week and I have fell in love with it. I purchased this for £13, yes £13! I couldn't believe how cheap it was, this was from the very well known she inside that has a lot of mixed views but personally I have only ever had good experiences with them and I think this dress is very good quality for the price as it is a quite thick material with an embossed pattern on it. This is in a skater skirt style which personally I don't normally like but because it's quite structured and no loose I actually really like it. I think this could be dressed up or dressed down for whatever the occasion, personally I teamed this up with my favourite pair of tan sandals that are very worn by very well loved and unfortunately these are available any more or I would buy a fresh pair and some backups! 

What your favourite outfit at the moment? 

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*this is in no way sponsored of a paid post 

Di Palomo

10 July 2014

I was sent this item by the lovely people at Di Palomo, they have four different ranges including Tuscan Rose, Wild Fig & Grape, Orange Blossom with Wild Honey & Olive. Each range have a number of different products including Fragrances, Cleansing Bars, Body Butter, Lip Balms, Hand Cream and Gift Sets ranging from £4.00- £25.00. 

I was sent the White Grape & Aloe Dry Oil, I had never used a dry oil before but after using this I think will be from now on wards. This comes in a spray form and is perfect for when you just get out the shower to allow this mist to absorb into your skin and leave a fresh fragrant smell, I usually find alot of smells are too strong for me but I think this has the perfect subtle, fresh and light smell. This also contains vitamin E which is an added bonus! I've heard that dry oils are good to use on your hair to give a glossy finish so am definitely going to try this. Overall I would recommend this to anyone and at £18.00 I think this is a very reasonable price for a 50ml bottle. 

Have you ever tried a dry oil?

You can find Di Palomo at the following:

Twitter-  Di Palomo
Website- Di Palomo

Sugarhill Boutique

4 July 2014


Sugarhill Boutique Top Picks

For those of you who don't know Sugarhill Boutique is a online shop that sells a range of clothing! Personally I love there clothing and I think they have something for everyone.
I thought I would put together my top two picks as I'm loving Sugarhill Boutique at the minute.

Firstly is this fab dress, this is called Seahorse Tunic Dress in Dusky Blue, this is £49. Personally I just love these two colours together and I think this would be perfect for summer nights. Usually I don't like animal patterns but I think this is very subtle so is great and very unusual. 

Next is this gorgeous skirt, this Is called Pretty In Pink Skirt this is priced at £39. This is my favourite thing from the entire website, I don't know what it is about this skirt but I just love it. I think this would be so nice with a little white top in summer with tan wedges or sandals. 

You can find Sugarhill Boutique 
Twitter- sugarhillboutiq

What do you love from Sugarhill Boutique? 


25 June 2014


I was very kindly send £40 worth of goodies from Viking and it definitely didn't disappoint. Viking are mainly known for there stationary and office supplies but they also sell a wide range of different things such as food,drink and even gifts. 

Firstly I was given this notebook with a owl pattern on the front, this will come in very handy with my blogging and I am definitely a hoarder of notebooks like a lot of people so this is perfect for me! This is retailed at £7.99 which I think is about average for a notebook of this quality. 

Next I got a 8GB pen drive which will definitely come in handy especially as I start university in September, who doesn't need a pen drive? This colour will also be very good as I tend to always loose my pen drives (oops). This is retailed at £4.99 which I think is very reasonable. 

You may be wondering what the next thing is as I to was very confused at first as I'd never seen these before. This is a dispenser for index flags which also came with three sets of index flags, I think this is very handy as index flags are so easily lost and this would also look nice left out on a desk. This retails at £11.99 which I also think is a very reasonable price.

Next is the pack of 8 highlighters, this was a very good coincidence as after finishing my exams I think every highlighter I won has ran out. Personally these are my favourite highlighters as I think they tend to last a long longer and I love the way in this pack you get colours you wouldn't normally find. These would be £7.79 which I once again think is a very reasonable price for a pack of 8! 

Lastly is one of my favourite things I revived, this is a pack of treat size chocolates and sweets! What can I really say who wouldn't love these?! These are retailed at £4.79 which I do think is expensive considering these are only treat size but having said that I don't think I have ever seen this treat size back in any shops. 

You can find Viking on: