Sunday, 30 August 2015

EVENTS | #B3CharityRevamp for Martin House

#B3CharityRevamp For Martin House Children's Hospice

Hello lovelies!

Today's post is about a lovely little event that I attended last night. (That is what I originally wrote when I began this post.... but I went to this event over two weeks ago now :( Oh man! BAD BAD blogger) I have definitely made this post MUCH harder to write... I always find it harder to write a post about an event that was so long ago now. Waaa! ... I will learn. 

Anyhow. This was a super lovely event run by PR company Branded 3, a cute evening to raise money for the excellent children's hospice, Martin House. 

For those of you that don't know, Martin House is a really lovely charity in the North. They provide a friendly, safe and positive environment for severely ill children, who sadly will not get better :( They provide care for the child, support for the families, whilst being in a lively, fun and loving atmosphere to ensure the children have the best quality of life as possible. They are SUCH a lovely charity.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

FAVOURITES | Blogs I Love When I Am Feeling...

Blogs I Love When I am Feeling Mood Flowers

Hello lovelies!

Today's post is a post filled with love. From personal experience I know just how wonderful it is to receive either a lovely comment, tweet, or mention in a blog post that someone has written.

So that is what we are doing today! Sharing that blogging LOVE. 

There are so so so many blogs out there, so it can be really hard sometimes to catch your readers attention. If you are like me, I tend to read a good amount of blogs (should probably branch out even more) and there are certain ones I ALWAYS go to when I am in a particular mood. 

SO, naturally I thought to share them with you guys, and then maybe you can find yourself a lovely new little blog to obsess over. (I promise I am not obsessed with you guys..... I just love reading / looking at your blogs so much!) This will be quite a long post lovelies, so do grab a cuppa! (doesn't have to be tea or coffee by the way... I know they are gross.....)

Saturday, 22 August 2015

STATIONERY | Big Box Of Lame

August Big Box Of Lame That Lame Company Stationary

Hello lovelies!

Today is quite a special post. One that I have been excited to write for a while now! About a month ago Chloe and Charlie from That Lame Company emailed to ask if I would be interested in being sent a Big Box Of Lame* (it really isn't that lame by the way, IT IS AWESOME) 

Of course I said yes. Some of you may know that I went to school with Chloe and Charlie, with Chloe being one of my best friends I am just GUSHING WITH PRIDE at their cute little company. Their products are lovingly handmade, often hand drawn or painted. I am so proud of them and way too excited to be a part of their #BigBoxOfLame campaign launch!

EW I hate the word gushing, but oozing would be gross too.

Shall we take a look inside the mysterious box? I know Felix wants to...

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

LIFESTYLE | If I Was A Fresher Again...

If I Was A Fresher Again First Year University Tips

Hello lovelies!

I guess today’s post kind of came into my mind last week, when lots of you lovelies were tweeting your A Level results.

1st thought: I feel OLD
2nd thought: There are so many things that I wish I knew / did in first year, so I thought I would share them with you today!

Cue the embarrassing, bad quality (probably drunk) iPhone photos.


Tuesday, 11 August 2015

BEAUTY | A Little John Lewis Haul

Hello lovelies!

Don't you just love John Lewis? There is something extremely magical about that place. The adverts at Christmas say it all. Whenever I visit my boyfriend in Liverpool I could literally spend HOURS walking around that store, and he really doesn't understand why.


I could honestly buy that entire store. It is the kind of store that makes me want to grow up fast and have my own little home filled with all of their lovely home and kitchen ware. But for now, I love it for their BEAUTY SECTION. 

Having worked at Waitrose for a few years... (joined in 2010, oh maaa god) I have been very blessed to have a discount card at John Lewis... a rather generous 25% off everything except electrical items at 12.5%. This will be the reason I have 9 MAC lipsticks.... I mean 25% off MAC lippies?!?!

About a month ago now I had my final shift at Waitrose. I woke up on the morning and was like RIGHT. I need to have my final discount spend. I took myself to twitter, and you all said I needed to buy EVERYTHING. Which OH I would have loved to, but we had to be a little bit more realistic didn't we :( 

Let's see what I spontaneously purchased! I didn't go too crazy by the way, but I picked up some lovelies!


Saturday, 8 August 2015

LIFESTYLE | Healthy Smiles with Nano B

Healthy Smiles Nano B Toothbrushes

Hello lovelies!

Today's post is one that is quite close to my heart. For a while now, dental health has been something that really preoccupies my mind, probably a lot more than it should do.

During second year of University, I would say I was in quite a dark place, in terms of my mental health. I worried about e v e r y t h i n g - I still do, just not to the extent that I did. I would constantly be petrified of things and cry several times on a daily basis, I wouldn't feel safe unless I was in tucked up in my bed.

Let's talk about one of my worries.... TEETH. You may have seen a previous post of mine. I spoke about my constant worries about my teeth falling out - you can read that here. But that isn't really what this post is about.

So.... I am going to try to describe my thoughts, whilst trying to sound as 'normal' as possible. Almost two years now (gosh....) I had just been diagnosed with my mental health problem. I feared of contamination and dying far more than anyone else that I knew. The cleanliness of my toothbrush was a particular problem of mine.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

TRAVEL | Bristol Adventures with Cross Country Trains

Cross Country Trains #FindYourNew Bristol

Hello lovelies!

Today's post sure is an exciting one! A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to take a wonderful adventure to Bristol with Cross Country Trains. It was something I just couldn't say no to, no matter how busy my life may be at the moment. My challenge was to seek out some lovely little attractions in Bristol!

I have been to Bristol before a few times, but I haven't really explored the city too much, just been there for a spot of shopping, so I thought this was a lovely chance to! I just wanted to explore! (The shopping experience is amazing too though by the way, just saying) 

I found my dream in Bristol, with Cross Country Trains. CCT are a train provider that offer a service from pretty much all over the country, particularly one corner of the country to the other corner. Kind of says it on the tin really... 
Cross Country Trains #FindYourNew Bristol

The 'main' train goes through many major cities in one DIRECT train making the service super super handy. Meaning you can sit back, relax, and just get comfortable knowing you won't need to get up and move to swap trains. This is something I love. I don't like getting my laptop out really unless I know I am sitting on a train for at least an hour. Because yano, effort. 

Just for a little peek at some of the cities you could visit on this service...
- Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds (LEEDS LEEDS LEEDS), Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham, Cheltenham Spa, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Penzance, Cardiff, Nottingham, Reading, Oxford.... and more. So many lovely adventures! Don't you just want to go somewhere new?

Shall we see what I got up to? I vlogged this day too by the way if you want to be even more nosy!

Monday, 3 August 2015

FOOD | Summer Specials at The New Conservatory

The New Conservatory Leeds Summer Specials

Hello lovelies!

Today's post is a YUMMY one. Why oh why am I writing this post whilst I am hungry? What a mistake that is.

A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to The New Conservatory in Leeds, to have a taster of their new summer menu. A really convenient location, city centre, right next to the Trinity Shopping Centre, with about a five minute walk from the train station!

I had been here before for drinks, (I just didn't know the name of the place... DOH, I do now though!) the drinks are really delicious by the way, particularly the English Garden Cocktail, because... GIN <3

The New Conservatory Leeds Summer Specials Menu

I had the pleasure to be dining with Rhianna and Joe on this lovely evening. Once seated, with prosecco in hand, we were given these menus, and I just remember looking at it like WOW, my mouth was watering, and that was from the desserts alone! I have a weakness for ANYTHING salted caramel flavour, and a weakness for cheesecake. It was a guaranteed winner. 

Saturday, 1 August 2015

FAVOURITES | My July Favourites

My July Favourites

Hello lovelies! 

I know I am not the only one thinking this... but MY GOSH. IT IS AUGUST. It really scares me that in a blink of an eye it will pretty much be 2016! Also, new month and all, have you noticed my shiny new Pipdig blog template? I hope you like it! I am rather pleased with it. 

But anyway, today I am here to share with you my July favourites. You may have noticed that I haven't uploaded a monthly favourites in a while, which is a shame because I love favourites posts, mainly because they are always so positive! (Well duh, because they are your favourites...) With this being the case, a few of these products have been a favourite of mine for the last few months. 
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