Summer Adventures : Ice cream, penny boards and seaside swimming

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Recently on what seemed like my first day off in forever, my family and I took a trip to the seaside town of Barmouth. 

My Dad has a radar for ice cream shops and spotted Knickerbockers immediately. The shop itself is like staring into a seven year old girls dream kitchen : very pink, sparkly and filled with sweets. 

 As the UK are  experiencing a heatwave that can only be described as post-apocalyptic, we all went for a swim in the sea. We are all mad beach goers so we have no fear of jumping into a great mass of freezing water... 

After this we grabbed lunch in a small village outside of Barmouth which housed some really cute cafes and shops.

Penny Boarding is better than walking. (Fun for Louis eat your heart out)

All in all I had a great day and checked off one thing off my summer wishlist! 

What have you guys been up to so far this summer? Have you been staying at home or travelling overseas, I'd love you hear from you!

My Favourite Mocktail / Summer Drinks

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Now that we are in the mists of a heat wave in the UK I am constantly looking for alternatives to beer garden/BBQ alcoholic drinks as I do not drink ... I know a student that doesn't drink. So here are my favourite non-alcoholic drinks for summer, great for kids or even can have alcohol added to them for a cocktail treat. 





Not my images all sources are linked. 

Let me know if you try any of theses or have any different favourites.

The Prettiest Place in Chester

Friday, 18 July 2014

Thought I would just share a place that I recently discovered whilst looking for somewhere to eat in Chester. As the weather was beautiful we decided to find somewhere close to the river. We found a small door in the wall and climbed the stairs to find a restaurant that looks straight out of Chelsea. 'Edgar's Place', we were told is a boutique hotel but predominantly is a restaurant, I cannot put into words how beautiful it was looking over the river sat in the sophisticated gardens. And the food wasn't bad either! 

Essence Nail Vanish Review and a Thank You

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


Essence Nail Vanish in the shade 113

I recently went into Wilkinsons for some photo frames, when I was stopped in my tracks by their beauty department! I never knew they stocked any beauty supplies let alone any of decent quality. I remember seeing the essence collection on a stall in Manchester, so picked one of the nail vanishes up not expecting much. I am so surprised by how brilliant quality the polish is!

The formula definitely feels a lot like a more expensive brand, with vivid colour and a flat brush, which I absolutely love on a nail vanish as it is so much easier to apply. And for £1.60 each I have found my new love! I also saw on the way out some of their own brand make up brushes which were really good quality so I may be forced to pick a few of those up!

Let me know if you have tried any of this line or are considering it! 

ALSO I have to say thank you as I just hit 200 followers and I wanted to say a big thank you to anyone who actually takes the time to read my silly little posts, I love doing it and I am always looking to better it so please let me know of any suggestions or advice! x

Ugly vs. Comfy

Sunday, 13 July 2014

So I recently I purchased these little beauties. They are not beauties at all, but I love them. They are the comfiest shoes I own. However Birkenstocks are notorious are being a definite marmite item, you either love them or you hate them. I think mine although are not particularly 'pretty' can be paired with maxi skirts or shorts for a summery 'I am too busy and important to have sore feet today'. 

Let me know your thoughts on them, do you have a pair or considering buying them?

Instagram Diary

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

1. Frozen Cake - This is the cake my Mum made for a Frozen party at work, I thought it was amazing and had to share it with the rest of the Frozen fan club. 
2. A Romantic Dinner for Three - Having a homemade dinner with two of my favourite people followed by watching 'The Bachelorette'. A perfect evening. 
3. Pink Hair - I think I had a small crisis and dip dyed my hair pink. 
4. My Results - I received a Distinction in my foundation year.
5. My Random Act of Kindness - After a few blog posts ago I posted about these Random Act of Kindness, and whilst my exhibition was open, I received one! 
6. Talented Photographer - My best chummy, from Cathaura (PLUG) took this picture whilst we grabbed lunch in Manchester. 
7. Puppy Love - My friend Roisin recently got this little love, she is actually the love of my life.
8. The reoccurring jeans - They are back, I love them. 
9. Shameless Selfie - I lover the off the shoulder tops that are in River Island. 
10. Breakfast - When my Uncle came up to visit, we had a full blown breakfast outside in the sun, it was probably one of my favourite days from last month. 
11. Mocktails - Getting creative in work with non alcoholic cocktails and it didn't fail disastrously. 
12. Morning Tea - My love for Manchester and Tea never falters. 

A quick little outfit post...

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Top:H&M  Skirt:Primark  Shoes: Topshop  Bag:  Primark  Sunglasses: River Island

June Favourites

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser and Skin Clearing Lotion

This month I have been trying to clear up my skin ready for summer so that I can take a back seat on heavy foundation, and these two products are definitely helping! I picked them up because I heard some good things about them and tea tree can only do good for your skin. The clearing lotion is kind of like a toner but thicker and moisturizing. The other is for under makeup to smooth skin but also is meant to close up your pores. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.  

 I loooovveee these jeans, they are the comfiest coolest jeans I have ever owed. So much love for them, pretty much worn them everyday this month. They are a really flattering fit and are easy to dress up and down, which just adds to me wearing them everywhere.

Food & Drink: Natural Yogurt and Iced Coffee 

This may be really controversial, but I really hate breakfast. I just find it really boring and I'm usually too tired to put anything remotely interesting. Really cereal is effectively cardboard. Soooo I decided to get my shit together. And I have been loving natural yogurt with fruit or oats etc. 
The other is iced coffee, I seriously love coffee and with the small amount of heat we actually have in England I have been drinking my coffee cold, I actually think I prefer it cold to hot now. 

The Fault In Our Stars  


Can we just take a moment please. 
I don't cry in movies, I get more emotional at books. So when I read 'The Fault in our Stars' I had to take a few days to avoid a breakdown. So when it was released that it was going to be made into a movie I prepared myself. I wasn't prepared. 
For me (my opinion) the movie completely encapsulated the book's story and its meaning. Being such a beautiful book and love story with such a cult fan base, so many things could have gone wrong. However I thought the film was beautifully cast and the story kept so close to the book it was perfect. 
The only thing that kind of ruined my experience was the group of girls next to me were constantly asking each other if they were crying...why are people so obsessed with making themselves cry in movies that are deemed to be sad anyway. You know it's going to happen so why keep asking. Stop it. 

Anyways that's all for this month! Cannot believe it is July already, let me know if you have seen or used any of these things, or if you've done anything different this month!