30 Jan 2013

Instagram Round Up #18

Roundup

Snowy Streets / The First Cut / TAKK Coffee House / Vegan Pizza Rolls / Tea & Blogging / Wet n Wild / Hubby & Me / Cosmo Beauty / Mini Day 

This has been a somewhat quiet week, I’ve been trying to take it easy. It started off with the crazy snowfall and after selling our beloved 4×4 before Christmas we were snowed in the house for a few days. It was nice to take some time out & have an excuse with the snow. This past year I’ve found it so hard to relax and stop my mind working overtime worrying and trying to control every aspect of my life. I’m trying to let go a little. It’s hard.

When the snow melted we popped into Manchester as I needed to pick up a dress from COS as I’m a Bridesmaid at my best friends wedding in March. So we did that & as we were in the city we visited the Manchester Gallery to see The First Cut Paper Exhibition,  Which was really good. We also found a lovely new coffee-house in Manchester – it has a Icelandic vibe and its very inviting and friendly Its called TAKK. So if you’re in the Northern Quarter pop in and support them.

My hubby loves cars and he has owned a few old minis over the years & we went to a Mini day in Stafford which was held in doors thank god, as the weather was horrendous. It was fun to see all the cool Mini’s some people have spent alot of time & money on them and they look fab. I was’t looking forward to it but it turned into a really lovely day.

I hope you all had a relaxing week. February is shaping up to be a busy month for me. Lots of things to organise and get ready for my friend’s wedding. So it’s exciting.

29 Jan 2013

Blogs I Love To Read #2

The Briar Rose Blog

The Briar Rose Blog this is a lovely blog written by the stylish and stunning Megan. Her blog is full of amazing OOTD posts and she throws in some yummy recipe posts too. What more could you want? I urge you to pop over and check out Megan’s blog its a lovely read.

Rotten Otters Thoughts

Rotten Otters Thoughts  is written by a lovely lady called Katy – she takes possibly the best photos, they’re always so crisp and clear. Katy reviews all things beauty related but often has some crafty posts thrown into the mix. Her blog is a pleasure to read and makes me want to step up my photography skills.

SF Girl By Bay Blog

SF Girl By Bay If you’re looking for a blog to give you inspiration then this might be the one. I have been reading SF Girl By Bay for the longest time. It’s a beautifully put together blog with so many topics.  Its written by a stylish lady called Victoria who has a keen eye for photography  cool home interiors and accessories she even writes about cool places to eat. I just adore reading her blog – it’s very uplifting.

Little Blog of Horrors

Little Blog of Horrors this is a really sweet blog written by the stunning Ayden. Her blog is very well written. Ayden blogs about life, fashion, makeup and her job in the theatre, film and tv industry. It’s a great read and its a lovely insight into her life. I look forward to new posts and have enjoyed reading this blog for a couple of years now.

Do you read any of my fave blogs? If not pop over & check them out. If you missed my first blogs I love to read post – you can read it here

27 Jan 2013

What’s In My Shower

I have seen this tag going about the blogging sphere and in particular on The Sunday Girl Blog and I thought I would show you whats lurking in my shower. Nothing too exciting, but we all like to have a nosey right?!

Whats In My Shower

CHANEL MOUSSE DOUCEUR Rinse-off Foaming Mousse Cleanser Balance + Anti-Pollution I’ve repurchased this a few times and that says a lot for me as I am always on to the next when something runs out. This is a hefty tube of cleanser it lasts the longest time. It normally lasts me around 3 months. I tend to use it in the morning. It’s like my little piece of luxury in the morning. There isn’t too must to say apart from I really like how this is gentle on my skin and leaves it feeling ready and fresh for the day. This cleanser is £29.00 for 150ml & I purchase mine from House of Fraser

Nivea Happy Time Shower Cream shower gel / body wash is something I never repurchase. I head for what ever is on offer. This Nivea one smells really citrus and fresh. I really like it. It’s on offer in Superdrug for 98p. It is very hydrating and leaves my skin feeling soft and smelling lovely.

Naked Bounce Curl Defining Shampoo & Conditioner* I have done a full review of this here if you’d like to read it. I like these as I wear my hair natural most days & that for me is wavy. These give my wavy hair a little extra help and leaves my hair looking healthy and bouncy.

Whats in my showerSuperdrug Vitamin  E Exfoliating Body Scrub  I’m a massive fan of exfoliation my legs. I don’t really tan so it’s not for that but I just like to get the blood flowing to them in the morning, wake them up and I like to get rid of all the dead skin. This utter bargain from Superdrug has become my favourite exfoliator. Its bursting with exfoliants and you get a great scrub for your money. I have stocked up on a fair few tubes. I urge you o give this a go. It doesn’t have a yummy scent like Soap and Glory but it is one hell of a good scrub. Its Superdrug’s own brand it’s £1.50 for 100ml

No7 Beautiful Skin Radiance Exfoliator this is just OK, If I’m honest I’m trying to use this up, but It is taking forever. I use a tiny bit once a week, mostly around my mouth and chin but it’s not the best product I’ve used. I picked it up with a No7 Voucher and wouldn’t buy it again. If the Boots search option worked on their site I would be able to link to the product. But it doesn’t (Shock Horror). But if you’re interested you can pick this up from No7 Counters for £8.00

Whats in my shower

If you have written a post like this post the link in the comments so I can have a look. Do you use any of the products I have mentioned? Let me know.

25 Jan 2013

Flashback Friday

Hubby and Me

I’m going to do a little flashback Friday blog series – I got the idea from my friend Hayley who writes a blog called Hayley From Home. In my Flashback Fridays I’m going to be showing you some of the cities I’ve visited since I met my husband 13 years ago. There aren’t loads but I thought it might be a nice non beauty related post. Let me know if you have visited any of the cities I feature.

The first city is Edinburgh. This is a city me and my husband have visited on a few occasions  My mum lives about 50 minutes North of Edinburgh so we enjoy visiting Edinburgh whenever we can. We normally stay over in the Mal Maison in Leith. Leith is about a 15 – 20 minute walk into the main city and It’s a really pretty hotel. The hotel itself is very close to The Royal Yacht Britannia.

EdinburghEdinburgh is a beautifully historic city you can do so many cultural things and the shopping in Edinburgh is great too they have Harvey Nichols, Mulberry, Anthropology, Jo Malone, SpaceNK and Jenners. So there is plenty shopping to keep you busy.

You also can’t go to Edinburgh without walking up to visit its famous Castle, its stunning and has quite a view over the whole city. The old streets leading up to the castle are cobbled and lined with lots of shops, ghost tours, old churches and traditional pubs. It is so steeped in History.

You’re never short of entertainment in Edinburgh as the street entertainers are so good. They have street theatre, mimes and people telling tales of old Edinburgh. Oh and Edinburgh Dungeon are worth a visit, you learn all about Burke & Hare I jumped out of my skin on numerous occasions

My favourite places to visit in Edinburgh are the National Museum of Scotland, which is free. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Mary Kings Close and of course the truly amazing Edinburgh Castle.

Every time I visit Edinburgh I am a complete tourist I love visiting all the galleries and museums and just walking around all the old lanes and beautiful parks. It’s a very friendly city with plenty to keep you entertained day or night.

Let me know what you love to do in Edinburgh.

 

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