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Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Top Suitcase Luggage Packing Tips For Holidays

Hello hello! Today I thought I'd write a blog post with my top packing tips and tricks. I wrote a post recently featuring my top long haul travel essentials and I thought this was a nice follow up, particularly with Summer coming up! Let's just say, I've been on hundreds of trips and some would say living out of a suitcase turns you into a little bit of a pro-packer. I had to pack my life into two suitcases when I moved to Canada too and managed it with only 20kg in each case. Anyone who knows just how much of a princess I am will know how difficult this was for me, It's time to share some of my top tips with you!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

COME TO MY WORKOUT CLASS & Fitness Essentials

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Give me fresh gym kit and I'm a seriously happy girl. Today, as well as an exciting announcement (where you can come work out with me!), I wanted to talk about a few of my current favourite gym essentials. Let's discuss...

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Healthy Yoghurt, Oat, Honey & Apricot Cake Recipe - The Importance Of Oats In Skincare - Breakfast In Neals Yard With Aveeno

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I'm not a lover of early starts, but when the days are brighter, warmer and there's lots going on, I much prefer them. I'd really love to be an early bird as I'm forever saying 'I wish there were more hours in the day' but for as long as I can remember, I've been a total night owl. This year, I'm trying to train my body to wake up earlier and seize the day. I feel way more productive when I've woken up early, nourished my body, worked out and socialised all before 9am. I just need to work on going to bed earlier and then I'll be a new woman. I'm not sure 4.30am starts are for me just yet, but this cake certainly made my long journey a lot better. I spend 4-5x a week in central London but on this day in particular, I had an event in Leeds the evening before meaning I had a very early start the following morning. Who can turn down skincare chats, giggles and cake in Neals Yard though, all before 9am? This has certainly inspired me to start my days earlier. Come join me as I discuss an awesome skincare range, the power of oats, not just in your diet, and, an incredible healthy cake recipe.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Iconic London Pro-Evo Buffer Brush, Foundation Stick & Illuminator Drops Review

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My Dress / Hair by Conor At Sassoon Salon / Nails by Pastille 

Iconic London are pretty famous for their different take on the make up brush and their insta-worthy illuminators, they have definitely brought some of the best beauty items to the table this year. I thought it was about time I put this brand in the spotlight and talked through some of my favourite bits from the brand this month. Beauty lovers, you're in for a treat, I've also got the new way to apply make up too...

Thursday, 20 April 2017

10 Ways To Nourish And Love Your Body Better This Year

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Hello hello! After the success of my recent 12 easy fitness and health hack posts, I thought I'd do something similar, but with a little twist. Today I want to give you my top ways to nourish and love your body this year. I really hope this will help you whether you're totally new to working out/eating well, whether you're a seasoned pro and work out every day or whether you're just someone who's lost their mojo and wants to find their way again. Let's nourish and love our body but enjoy life too. 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The Best Beauty Products For Photos/On Camera - Top Beauty Products For A Flawless Finish

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Hello! I wanted to give you some of my favourite items for getting photo-ready, aka, flawless or camera ready. I spend a lot of my time on camera or taking photos so I guess I wanted to delve into my beauty stash and pick out the products that always make me feel comfortable, flawless and photo ready! Basically, I wanted to show you a few ‘instant beauty products’ and therefore, things that instantly make you photoready and flawless. I’m all about a flawless base and these are the products to do just that. Let’s do this.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Instagram Fraud & A Perspective On Life

I wasn't going to write this blog post as quite frankly, I want to sit in a corner with my Easter eggs, but as I always say with blogging, sometimes these personal post ideas come to our mind and we've gotta tackle them. Over the last 24 hours, things have happened and these thing have made me want to speak out and talk about an issue. That's the joy of blogging isn't it? We are able to say what we think on our channels. I'm a big believer of supporting people, doing good and giving good back in return. If I'm honest though, the thing that bothers me most is what people say when people do speak up about issues in social media: 'you've got too much time on your hands' 'you're moaning' 'you're bitching' 'you need to put life into perspective'. I just want to start by saying, in November my life was put into perspective in a way I could never have imagined. As most of you will know by now if you follow me on Twitter or watch my weekly vlogs, in November my closest family member, and best friend, was knocked down with a disgusting, debilitating chronic illness. Not just one, but a few illnesses which will change his life forever (read more about this here). These are real issues that have changed all our lives forever and will continue to do so. On top of this, I have been the victim of domestic abuse throughout my whole life and witnessed things people never should have to witness. To judge someone via social media and say they need to use their energy on something else etc, is just not okay. This is why recently, I've been trying to use my voice to talk about genuine issues too, as well as wanderlust locations, pretty outfits and so on. But, remember, I know life is about way more than that. I have been using most of my energy raising money for my chronic illnesses recently so just had to get that in there. I'd trade every single thing I have to make my family okay. Anyway. Back onto the current issue, for a few weeks now, trouble has been 'brewing' in the blogosphere, I rarely get involved and rarely care, but when peoples honesty and integrity comes into play. It's something I had to discuss.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Crafthouse Afternoon Tea Review - Bottomless Afternoon Tea Crafthouse Leeds

TopJeans / Gucci Belt / Hair By Tatty at Sassoon


It's one of those days where I'm in the mood to champion Leeds. It's an incredible, vibrant city which gets better every month. It used to get a really bad rep, when I first started at the University of Leeds people really looked down on the city and I spent my whole time there telling people how great it is. I'm pleased to say, with it's recent developments, it's just getting even better every single day. The past week I took a week off rushing around London and enjoyed Leeds, it felt good to be back, properly. You may have read my top places to eat and drink in Leeds but today, I'm here with a new addition! 

Friday, 14 April 2017

How To Start Your Day The Best Healthy Way - Healthy Morning Routine

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 One of the most important things my Mum has ever taught me health-wise is 'always make time for breakfast'. She's always pushed the idea of starting my day the right way and fuelling my body so it can work at it's very best throughout the day, it's something I talk about a lot. Today, I invite you to join me for a morning at home. I'm waking up early recently so that I have more time to have a proper breakfast and therefore, proper nourishment before my day head. Let's talk healthy breakfast starts, feeling for the day ahead and more. I'm also going to review my incredible new drinks machine on this too, I would call it a coffee machine but it's much more than just a standard coffee machine.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

His & Her Top Skincare Picks - Couples Skincare Favourites & Routine. The Best Men's & Women's Skincare

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I'm sure you all know by now that beauty is one of my favourite things. So today I wanted to write a blog post featuring my lovely boyfriend, Matt and talk about our his and her skincare collections. If I wrote a blog post featuring every single one of my favourite skincare products and brands, we'd be here for the next ten years, so I tried my hardest to only feature a few things, okay, a lot of my favourite skincare and his too but we did manage to cut it down, a little. I promise, more skincare posts will be coming if you're looking for them! I'm so happy with my skin at the moment, it's taken a long time to get me to where I am skin-wise, I feel so confident make-up less and I really owe it to these amazing products. So here it is, the chance to take a little look into his and her skincare and see what we use together too! Warning: so many incredible products in one post! 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Top Spring Beauty Products

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Today I thought I'd talk about a few of my favourite Spring beauty items. I feel like I haven't given these items enough love on the blog recently. There are so many products I'm loving at the moment so expect a few more of these posts coming your way in the run up to Summer. All this sunny weather has made the Spring fairy inside me come alive and I couldn't resist showing you some of the top Spring beauty items this year (so far)! I am seriously in love with so many products at the moment, so here's a little taster of some of my favourites...

Thursday, 6 April 2017

W Hotel, Barcelona Review - The Best Hotel In Barcelona

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If you've read my ultimate guide to Barcelona you'll know just how much I adore the place. Barcelona is somewhere I'd happily move to, it's my favourite European city (so far). It's vibrant, relaxed but has beach and city all rolled into one, if you want to sit and eat tapas for a weekend, you can, if you want to use Barcelona as an excuse for a beach break, you can but equally, you can shop and you can explore too. Barcelona has something for everyone. For as long as I can remember I've wanted to stay at the W Barcelona, as you all know, I have stayed at W Hotels around the world, including W Hotel China and W Hotel London so it only seemed right I finally got myself to the W Barcelona. I wanted to treat Matt to a lovely weekend in my favourite city and there was no better hotel to do it at. It's possibly the most iconic hotel in Barcelona and I'm here today to give you a little glimpse inside...

Sunday, 2 April 2017

12 Simple Health & Fitness Tips & Tricks: Fitness Hacks

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I wanted to do an updated blog post featuring all my top health and fitness tips, I thought it would be nice to do it in the run up to Summer as Summer is something that just personally motivates me to take more care of my body. Please don’t think Summer means you have to lose weight, it doesn’t. For me, it just motivates me to nourish my body more and work out. Any excuse. Everyone has different body ideals and my body ideal may be totally different to yours, that’s okay, what I care about is taking care of our bodies, no matter what your end goal is, what season it is, or, if like me, you just keep fit and healthy as a way to maintain. As you all know, weight/body shape don’t matter to me (I could not possibly tell you how much I weigh, I have no idea, weight is not a reflection of health) and it’s all about how you feel. So today, I’m going to give you lots of tips and tricks to feel healthy, rejuvenated and fit this Summer. If Summer is an excuse to get us moving and eating better, then so be it. Let’s talk through some simple health and fitness tips....

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