New In: Fringed Kicks

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Who can say no to fringing? Especially on pink kicks? These Reef Rover Trainers are the latest addition to my trainer addiction! These are seriously comfy trainers with extra padding and a really supportive shape. I like that they’re not totally flat so they’re perfect city break kicks because you can definitely walk around in these a lot. What do you reckon? Have you ever tried a pair of trainers from Reef?

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3 Health Problems That Could Be Keeping You Awake

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If you struggle to get the sleep you need, it could be that your wellbeing is to blame. To help you suss out what’s behind your lack of shut-eye, here are three health problems that could be keeping you awake at night.

1. Lower Back Pain

Aside from causing you discomfort during the day, lower back pain can affect you at night too.To keep your aches and pains under control, there are a couple of things you could try. You could invest in a bed with an in-built massage function (imagine!). Massage therapy can help relax the muscles, so by having a bed with this feature, you should find it much easier to keep your aches at bay while you doze. There are a variety of models you can choose from that offer this function. For example, cyclo therapy adjustable beds from Adjustamatic use a three-way technique of pulsations and rotations to offer relief from back discomfort. By improving your bed setup in this way, you should stand to sleep better. Additionally, you could try using over the counter painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, or speak to your GP if you think you require a stronger medication.

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New Home Haul: Part 1

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I’ve called this the ‘Part 1’ haul on purpose because there’s absolutely zero point in calling it the only one because it almost definitely won’t be the last mini haul that I’ll be doing for our new flat.

At the weekend I headed to Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield, Nottingham and had a little browse. I didn’t realise that there were so many great shops for homeware haulin’ over there! There’s Next, B&M, TKMaxx, Argos, M&S Food, Boots and B&Q just to name a few places that are great for shopping for homeware and lifestyle. By lifestyle, I definitely mean crisps from M&S and makeup from Boots that I probably don’t need. But, if you’re in need of a shopping spree or a little retail therapy and don’t fancy attacking town then I’d head down to Victoria Retail Park if homeware is your thing.

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Why It’s OK To Let Life Takeover Sometimes

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I’ve been kind of a bad blogger recently but you know when you can’t really get excited about anything and need a bit of a break? Yep. Pretty much it! That said, I did publish two posts last week and some people only do one post a week as standard so I don’t think I should beat myself up about it at all. I’m having a bit of a chill out with my blog at the moment, I still love it but I don’t want it to feel like a chore. So, when I don’t feel like blogging about anything, I won’t. This way, hopefully, every post will actually be as good as I want it to be and it won’t be forced at all.

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Cameras & Cases: City Break Necessities

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I headed to London this weekend to see some of my best friends, do some shopping and also attend a blogger networking event. I love a quick trip to a different city and I had the best time. Check out my Instagram with some snaps from the weekend if you fancy! I explored some new places and absolutely loved Hoxton & Hackney but definitely found that I was missing some essentials that would have made my trip a lot easier.

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Transitional Bedroom Wish List

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I know we’re only in August but soon it’ll be September and then all of our lovely-ish weather goes to pot and it’s hot-water bottle temperatures again! This being said I’ve been having a think about new duvet covers and adding some warmth back into our interiors.

I’m all kinds of obsessed with Orla Kiely, always have been! I just love her prints so much. Usually her style of interiors doesn’t fit in with our bedroom aesthetic which is always super monochrome. She normally uses loads of colour but I discovered this Orla Kiely Grey Tiny Stem Duvet Cover Set and I was 100% sold.

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2 New Season Make-Up Essentials You Need In Your Life

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I rarely sway away from the usual suspects in my make-up bag if I’m honest and I also tend to take a while to use products up as I don’t reapply a lot during the day and I don’t use a great deal to begin with! So, trying new products isn’t often something I do but when these two Clarins products dropped through my letter box I was quite excited to give a couple of new products a go!

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Where To Eat In Nottingham: Annie’s Burger Shack

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You know that craving you get that can only be suppressed by an absolutely massive, messy, sticky, yummy burger? Not just any old cheeseburger, a serious burger with all the toppings, a burger that basically eats you, you don’t eat it. Yep, that craving. Sometimes I get that craving and you just need an Annie’s Burger Shack. If you’re not from Nottingham, you won’t get these feels but if you ever come here, you need to indulge in an Annie’s.

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