Sunday, 24 May 2015

Vlog | A Weekend In Paris ♥


I've finally got round to editing our long weekend in Paris from 2 weeks ago.
Me and my bestie Rachel went Friday to Monday and I honestly can't believe how fast that weekend went, it only feels like yesterday we were there.

This video is all about everything we got up to over that long weekend, we hopped on the red bus tour on the Saturday and saw the main attractions - which you will see in this video.
Excuse the wind too, it was a little bit windy so it may seem like we are quite at times.

Paris was amazing and I will be popping a few posts up about our long weekend in a few different parts so you can see what we got up to each day too and see all the photos we took.... 
which was a lot!!!

I have actually already booked flights and the same hotel back to Paris so me and my hubby can go back in September to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary - I'm already counting down the days till I'm back.

So sit back and enjoy this video and subscribe.




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Friday, 22 May 2015

Feeling Hawaiian With O.P.I SS15 Collection ♥

*O.P.I Hawaii Little Hula's Mini Pack - LINK.

I know the weather has been a bit rubbish so far - I wish this rain would go away.
But it's not stopped me from embracing spring/summer with brighter, bolder colours, especially this new gorgeous SS15 set from the Hawaii collection by O.P.I - How cute are these nail polish names - Suzi Shops & Island Hops, That's Hula-rious, Lost My Bikini In Molokini and my favourite shade Aloha from OPI.


This little set is the perfect way to find a new favourite S/S nail polish shade and they are also handy for taking away on holiday with  with their little 3.75ml bottles - sadly I won't be doing that this year.
The formulas are extremely good and lasted me a good few days before any chips appeared and all the colours are very pigmented - only two coats and a clear  top coat needed
So far I have the Lost My Bikini In Molokini on my toes and Aloh From OPI on my finger nails and they are the perfect summer shades.
It may be dull outside but at least my tootsies and fingernails aren't.

You can pick this set up  from Justmylook for only £9.95 here - LINK with free delivery - TEMPTED??


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Monday, 18 May 2015

National Smile Month: Why You Should Always Keep Smiling ♥


The 18th May to 18th June is National Smile Month and to celebrate National Smile Month The Centre Of Advanced Dentistry Yorkshire wanted me to share with you why I think it is so important to look after your smile.

When I was younger I wasn't very good at looking after my teeth, they weren't really something I was proud off, I never had a brace growing up so I grew up with crooked front teeth which used to be the focus of bullying when I went to an all girls school, as I got older I realized how much I really did want a smile I could be proud off - and partly because I wanted to look perfect for my wedding day.

So as the big day go nearer I went to a private dental clinic to see what options were available, to cut a long story short, invisalign wasn't a permanent option for me and adult braces were far to expensive so I went down the veneer route which is where a thin layer pf porcelain is put over your existing tooth, a bit like a false nail over a finger nail, in order to give me straighter teeth and a smile I was proud to show off - since having this new smile 2 and a half years ago I have done nothing but look after my smile and my remaining teeth.

I think it's extremely important to get a check up every 6 months and get your teeth cleaned by an oral hygienist ( I get mine done twice a year) and most importantly floss every night and brush your teeth at least twice a day - morning and night.
Invest in  good electronic tooth brush, I have one with a 2 minute timer which tells you when you should swap sides so your teeth get a good overall clean.
I have also cut down on my sugary sweets and drinks, these can be harmful to your tooth enamel and I do try to use a tooth paste that hardens and strengthens remaining tooth enamel.

Your teeth are extremely important and they should be looked after, so if you are putting off going to the dentist, you could end up putting off far worse.

The Center Of Advanced Dentistry has put together 25 top tips to healthy mouth which you can read here - LINK.

My smile means a lot more to me than it used to and I've discovered how important looking after your teeth now is - its never too late to start.

Have a smile you can be proud off - and don't forget "Life Is Always Better With A Smile"



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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Beanies | Scrummy Flavored Instant Coffee ♥



*Beanies Flavored Instant Coffee - LINK - £2.50

I love a good cup of coffee, especially in the morning, so when these flavored coffee's arrived from Beanies I could't wait to try them.
The most adventurous I have been is trying a Caramel Macchiato - so I was a little intrigued, after all I wasn't sure if coffee and chocolate would work, I never combine the two - but I was pleasantly surprised.

Beanies have been making coffee since 2009 and it's pretty yummy in my opinion.
Each flavour has a subtle hit and it isn't too over powering.

I was sent the following flavours to try:

Double Chocolate - Smooth milky chocolate flavour coffee without all the added calories.
Chocolate Orange - Lovely and Orangey - a bit like a Terry's Chocolate Orange in a mug.
Gingerbread - The perfect winter coffee ( I know it's summer soon..but gingerbread always reminds me of Autumn & Christmas) - I can see myself drinking this on cold winter nights - it's got a tasty spice to it.
Amaretto Almond - I have saved the best till last, this tastes just like Battenburg and I absolutely love a mug of this in the afternoon - I would even recommend eating a slice of Battenburg with this (winky face)

There are are a variety off different flavours to suit your taste buds, including decaf if your a little sensitive to caffeine.
"All servings contain less than 2 calories and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans."


You can visit Beanies here - LINK - and view there range of flavoured coffee.

Which One Would You Pick??

Sunday, 3 May 2015

HOME: Beautiful Art Prints By Minted ♥



| 1. | His & Mine Foil Print - LINK | 2. | Paris Is Always A Good Idea - LINK | 3. | Pining For Pineapple - LINK | 4. | Come Fly With Me - LINK | 5. | Let's Get Lost - LINK | 6. |
Some Things Take Time - LINK | 7. | Love You Always Foil Print - LINK |

I absolutely adore wall art, you only need to look on my Instagram to see that my bedroom is full of inspirational and well known quotes hanging here there and everywhere - and is a collection that will keep growing - even more so when me and my husband finally buy our first home this year hopefully.

The beautiful pictures and quotes shown above are from a new online shop I have discovered and have spent hours trawling through called Minted. 
Minted is a design marketplace, they source content from a global community of independent artists which in turn is sold in the form home decor and stationary to you.
This means that all the designs you see are all unique and one of a kind.

I have created a wish list of my favourite art pieces from Minted, these art pieces can be framed ready to hang on your wall, or you can simply buy the pictures as prints.
There are so many to choose from and some prints can be personalized with your own photo's as gifts for friends or family - such as the one below.


You can visit Minted here link you'll be guaranteed to find something your will love.

Have You Heard Of Minted Before??

The Body Shop | Vitamin E Special Edition Skincare ♥


 | *From left to right | Vitamin E Overnight Serum In Oil - £13.00 - Link | Vitamin E Moisture Cream - £11.00 - Link | Vitamin E Eyes Cube - £8.00 - Link |

I'm back after a mini blogging break, I think its nice to take a break every now and again to take some time out for yourself, blogging can take some time up in your week especially when you have to take photos, edit them and then write a post.
I admire people who do this as a full time job.

Anyway I received these skin quenching goodies the week of Mothers Day so I have had a few months to give these a little trail run and I wasn't let down.

The Vitamin E range has sold amazingly well and to celebrate these British delights they have given the packaging a limited edition regal design.
The secret to this Vitamin E skincare range is the the nutrient rich wheatgerm, which has the highest source of vitamin E in nature.
Used in their products this offers your skin all day hydration which absorbs quickly and is loved by all skin types - looking after tired skin.

I have already tried The Vitamin E Illuminating Moisture Cream before - you can read that post here - link - The Vitamin E Moisture Cream is quite similar just without the light reflecting particles.
It smells incredible even after application - the husband liked the smell of it.
This moisturizer is perfect before application of make up and last thing at night after you have cleansed an toned, it sinks into your skin quickly and hydrates your skin - my skin drank it up and it really did last all day.
It's become a firm competitor with my Simple Daily Moisturizer and I have actually found myself using this Body Shop one more, but will I be converted, I think I could be.

The Vitamin E Serum is for applying to your face just before you go to bed, it's basically an 8 hour beauty sleep in a bottle, so this is perfect for you if your skin is feeling a little tired or dull.
 I'm a little wary of oils because my skin is naturally greasy but this absorbed into my skin quickly and it felt extremely soft on my skin - and it didn't break me out in spots either.
I found my skin did look more recharged in the morning and moisturized - a little drop goes a long way too, so this 28 ml bottle will last you a good few months.

Lastly The Vitamin E Eyes Cube is the one to apply when you wake up in the morning, simply sweep this around the eye area before you make your breakfast and it will instantly revive and refresh your eye area, I particularly loved the cooling effect it left on my eyes - a bit like when you put cucumber on your eyes.
The texture is quite light too and the little twist up tube means you can easy glide it on - a little like a chapstick - this is perfect to pop in your handbag to revive tired or dry eyes throughout the day.

This vitamin E range is possibly my new go when it comes to skincare - my skin seems to love it.
 I think all the products are fairly priced because not only do a fantastic job but they last for a substantial amount of time.

Have you tired anything from the Vitamin E Skincare Range?
What Were Your Thoughts??


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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

My Travel Bucket List Destinations ♥

When I was asked if I wanted to participate in this competition to see the Northern Lights with #Transun I couldn't say no, 
I have serious wanderlust and visiting the Northern Lights has always been number 1 on my bucket list - I'm seriously not just saying that.

Which concludes to me writing this post:

My Top 3 Travel Bucket List Destinations


I have been lucky in my life to visit some truly exciting countries and cities, all which I have saved and worked hard for. This photo above was taken in 2011 when me and my husband went to the Maldives - if you had asked me 5 years ago what my top three bucket list destinations were, you would of found the Maldives in my top three - but since I have already been I wanted to include a cheeky photo.
I'm in love with the sort of places that have true beauty about them and leave you speechless.

Destination 1: Iceland To See The Northern Lights.

Now I'm not going to enter a competition without putting this destination as my number 1 place to go if I could, I would do absolutely anything to see the beautiful "Aurora Borealis" the name itself is just so beautiful.
The few times England has been able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights me and my husband have got in the car to go for a drive just to catch a glimpse - we haven't yet.
But I can only imagine how breath taking it would truly be.
It's not just the Northern lights we would love to see either we have always wanted to visit Iceland - the views look incredible and I have always wanted to take a bath in the natural hot springs - I've heard the water does amazing things for your skin.
Exploring new cultures and ways of life is always exciting to discover.


Destination 2: New York.

Me and my husband both desperately want to visit New York, it looks like such an amazing eye opening, busy place to be because there is something always going on - perfect for the adventurer in us - I doubt we would ever get bored in New York.
Plus where else could I flag down a yellow cab - sad I know but it's on my bucket list.
We'd both love to visit the Empire State Building, The Statue Of Liberty, Central Park and some of the Broad Way Shows.
Who doesn't want to visit the city that never sleeps.


Destination 3: Thailand.

Finally I will always blame the film "The Beach" for making me want to go here, the tropical beaches and the clear waters just scream out paradise to me and I've always wanted to tick off riding an elephant here off my bucket list.
I'd love to visit the "Phi Phi" islands which was where they actually filmed some of the scenes for "The Beach" it just looks so beautiful.
As well as try the local delicacies and explore the history of the island.
I've always wanted to try snorkeling properly too - something I got a taste for in the Maldives.
One day I will go to Thailand...

So there you go, if money wasn't an option I'd visit these three destinations in a heartbeat.

You too can enter this competition - it ends tomorrow on the 30th April 2015 at 00.00 - terms and conditions of this competition can be read here - LINK.

Does Your Bucket List Look Like Mine Or Have You Had The Chance To Visit Any Of The Places??

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My Visitors ♥

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