A super quick but super yummy post for you all this week. Thorntons were lovely enough to invite me down to their new Intu Victoria Centre shop this week for a quick whizz round the bijou store and a whistle-stop tour of their Christmas collection. Obviously, it was chocolate so I was more than happy to pop down after work and the staff were so lovely, kind and helpful and the products are so cute that I just wanted to share a little Christmassy joy.
Today (22nd October) is Stammering Awareness Day and I wrote an article for the UNiDAYS blog because they have a much bigger readership than me and it’s a topic that needs to hit numbers, not be my personal ‘diary’ entry. I wrote about things to do to support stammerers and then a few tips for people that stammer themselves.
Eeeek, I think we all saw Fashion’s Dirty Secret on BBC last week and were all suitably shocked. I had never heard of the Aral Sea, nor did I realise that the jeans I’ve been buying could have contributed to the complete lack of water that has plagued the poor towns and villages around this area. This paired with the horrific polluted waters from the factories of our well known high street brands was almost too much to watch. I won’t go into every detail of the show in this post because you probably watched it but we all know that fast fashion seriously has something to answer for when it comes to the environment.
Decorating is the most exciting part of any new home, room or season. Making your space your own is always the best and makes you feel all cosy and homely. Prints and wall art are really important to us and we love to express our personalities and interests with them. But, what’s the best way to choose the prints that you’re going to hang in your home? Here are a few tips and what we usually do…
Ever since I can remember I’ve loved beauty products of any kind. Firstly, it was all about the makeup. I was seriously fascinated and wish that we had YouTube way back when because it would have been my absolute favourite thing, I’m sure. I was obsessed with What Not To Wear and any makeover show on telly. I read Glamour Magazine from about 15 years old because I just wanted to read the beauty pages and look at the amazing products and read about what they could do to someone’s complexion. Remember graduating from Glitter Babes in Boots to Natural Collection and then taking another step up to 17 makeup? Those were the days!
Sundays are the days for having fun, doing something cute with the people you love and chilling out to the max. This weekend we had a DIY and jobs day on Saturday after a crazy weekend of entertaining the weekend before and then Sunday was all about relaxing and taking time for ourselves.
Whilst DIYing and general life changes happening everything can get a bit crazy so it was time for a fun day to ourselves. We headed out for some house shopping at H&M home, some autumnal warming lunch at Pieminister and a cinema trip to watch Winnie The Pooh (seriously cute, go and see it!). If we have plans like this for a Sunday then I’ll get a proper ‘outfit’ together and hopefully get an outfit snap or two! Saturdays are spent food shopping and cleaning so usually not a sassy outfit and usually hair up in a pineapple so here’s my casual but with a funky red lip outfit to head out in.
Ok, when I say capsule, I mean it’s all put together like an edit – there isn’t necessary the minimal amount of clothes that I could possibly have here. And, full disclosure, I’m missing some shirts from this line up because they needed ironing and it was easier to take them out of shot. Real talk.
Our dining room has had a little bit of a makeover over the past month or so, we’ve been busy! Check out the horrific white box that it was before. It definitely doesn’t help that we have a white table at the moment and the carpet was almost white. This clinical box with grubby flooring is now a pretty glam, dark and dangerous dining room that I am loving.
Ahhhh, Leeds. I love this place! I mentioned in my first post when we originally explored it how much I enjoyed the city. I love how it feels fairly clean, (for a big city!), the shopping is awesome, there’s tonnes of places to eat and drink – from the chains that we all know and love if you need something to rely on to awesome independent places that you can discover and love forever.
A super quick interiors based post this weekend, babes. Can we just talk about this gorgeous chair in the main image? These Oyster chairs are less than £80 and they’re from Sue Ryder online. I’m getting straight to the point. Yep, the charity shop. These guys are upping their game and ‘charity’ is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think Sue Ryder. I walk past the Nottingham branch every day, twice a day, on my way to and from work and seriously, it has some awesome window styling and their stock is always on point.