Thursday, 14 June 2018

10 things I have learnt from watching Love Island

Hands up if you are a love island fan! TBH if you love it or hate it I think pretty much everyone is talking about Love Island 2018.

Although Love Island 2018 is not as SEXY as 2017 e.g. less making out sessions and actual sex its certainly as juicy.

So here are some things that have been on my mind since watching this series.

1.       I still want to own a personalised water bottle
Those Love Island personalised water bottles are back and even though I have enough water bottles, one with Fiona in fluorescent pink writing just sounds dreamy but am I willing to fork out £15 for yet another bottle….probs not.

2.       Life is scheduled around Love Island not the other way around
It is not the same if you watch the day after – I repeat it’s not the same. You must be home at 9pm except for on a Saturday. You don’t need to watch the Saturday round up if you are true fan and watched every day!

3.       Whatsapp explodes at 9pm
I’ve never felt so loved since Love island started I have so many different convos going on #POPULAR

4. Every single human in the UK is skinny
If this was the only thing you had ever seen of the UK you would think every guy was ripped to some degree and loved the gym and every girl wears 5 inch think makeup and is the size of a twiglet – they all look great, don’t get me wrong but this is not a great representation of the guys and gals of the UK.


5. I want my garden to look like the love island garden
Not only my garden but my wedding! Festoon lights all around.

6. You need to have chat / game to get the girl.
All I have to say to this is Poor Alex – I believe in you but move on from Megan


7. No one ever eats
They just drink from their personalised water bottles. At least they are getting there recommend daily water intake.


8. Waking up looks like hell
I generally couldn’t cope being woken up by my blinds just opening – it makes me wince every time they do it.

9. The Villa needs a pet
A good old cat or dog would make the villa a happier place.

10 The trees won’t disappear after Brexit
WOW you do learn a lot from watching Love Island don’t you! Old Hayley made sure the UK knew that Trees would not in fact disappear when we leave the EU – it was all a bit of a shock but we will survive after being reassured by the rest of the gals.

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Monday, 4 June 2018

All aboard the Margate train

All aboard the Margate train, whoop whoop. I only went for the day but next time I would get an Air B&B and look at staying for the weekend to fully appreciate this little slice of beachy heaven.

Location: Thanet, Kent

How to get there: On the train, from London Kings Cross, St Pancras its about £18 return.

Best for: A bit of beachy fun with friends and family.
1.    Dreamland
You can’t go to Margate and NOT visit the famous, Dreamland – to be honest it’s the only thing I have really heard about Margate including the quirky nature of the town. Dreamland has had huge investment in recent years with even more on the way. With attractions to suit every age including a Ferris Wheel, roller-coaster and even roller skating and funky food, such as Naughty Floss. This is truly a unique location which every inch is instagramable – you can even get married here.

TIP: Dreamland shuts at 6pm so make sure you go early to fit everything in.
Head to Ziggyy’s Rooftop bar to catch those final rays of the day and watch the incredible sunsets whilst sipping cocktails.
3.    Fish & Chips
You can’t go to the seaside and not get Fish and Chips, we found a little place called ‘Peter’s Fish Factory Margate’ right by the pier, when we went the queue was HUGE but it’s worth the wait.

4.    Turner Contemporary Gallery
The Turner Contemporary Gallery stands in awe at the edge of the seaside and it is free to enter, which is always a bonus although places like this do survive on the kind donations from their visitors. The gallery has a rolling programme of exhibitions and is great to wonder around.
I was only there for a day so please note there are so many other things to see and do and I hope to be back soon.
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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

How much fibre are you getting?

The other week I attended an immersive dinner with the Danish dairy brand, Arla. They had partnered with Gingerline to create a dinner of dreams, if you don’t know anything about Gingerline check them out they do very cool foodie experiences across London – you don’t even know where you are going until a few hours before.
So Arla is on a mission to get more fibre into our diets, you are always hearing about protein but never really fibre. The dinner was a chance to explore how little changes can make a big difference and the benefits to having a more fibre rich diet.arla fibreI decided to do a bit more research into why Fibre is so good for you are below are the benefits, according to the NHS:
·         Helps your bowels to work their best life and move your poo along – yes, I used the word POO.
·         Helps develop the healthy bacteria in your bowels.
·         Lower’s Cholesterol, which is important, especially to me as some members of my family have the Familial Hypercholesterolaemia gene, I didn’t get it but my Mum, Brother and Sister do so anything that helps lower Cholesterol is a game changer.
·         Reduces heart disease, diabetes and even certain types of cancer like bowel.
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So Fibre really is a game changer and to help us get our recommended dose of Fibre, Arla has launched a new range of high-fibre yogurts, Arla Fibre, you may have already spotted them in your local supermarket.
Each Yogurt contains a whopping 4.7g of fibre and you can’t even tell. With this you are well on your way to achieving the recommended 30g a day – do you know how much you have a day; usual yogurts have very little fibre or none at all!
Fibre is not the only great thing about these yogurts, they are tasty and full of real fruit pieces my favourite is the raspberry number, low-fat and full of calcium and protein.
Traditionally fibre rich foods are seen and boring and bland so it is hard to get enough but there are some tasty changes you can make which we learnt through our dinner:
·         Strawberries for Raspberries
·         Squash instead of asparagus
·         Wholemeal alternatives to white like rice or bread
·         Pesto instead of pea sauce
Its super easy to alter your meals to get more fibre in your diet!
So Get Fussed about Fibre with a 450g or 150g pot of Arla Fibre in Blueberry and Strawberry,Raspberry or pineapple and passion fruit – all can be found in your local supermarket.
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This post is sponsored by Arla.
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Friday, 30 March 2018

Friday Favourites: Peels | Eggs | Spring Scents

Oh thank Jimmy Choo its Friday and the Bank Holiday…..I have been super busy still have no honeymoon booked (hoping to finalise this today) very confused and can’t get my head around the prices, my cat it being a fuzzy bugger and is demanding crushed biscuits on top of this food, damn Felix Sensations for creating something with crunchy bits, the Sheba is just not cutting the mustard and for some reason we brought 50 pouches...I say we I mean Adam.

In other news my family is over, we have a family wedding next week, so there is lots of Cava and food going around and figuring out where everyone will stay next week.

So some things I have been loving over the past few weeks are:

Glycolic Peels

With my mission to try every facial in London I was excited to try my first Glycolic peel. I did have visions of going red like Samantha from Sex and the City but thought what the hell I will just have to take a few days hibernating at home!

The ‘Get the Glow’ Glycolic Peel by Dr Krystyna was held at the pastel wonderland that is Blush and Blow London in Parsons Green. I instantly fell in love with Dr Krytyna you know you are in safe hands and totally forgot about going red and blotchy (and she promised that doesn't happen these days).

I have been having a lot of LED facials recently and microdermabrasion but glycolic peels go that level deeper into your skin to exfoliate those dead skin cells to repair and replenish to get my ready for walking down that aisle.

The peel that I had was by Figorla using glycolic acid (stronger that the same acid thats in our high street brought products like Nip + Fab or Clearisil) the peel is quick, only 30 minutes so you can nip in during lunch if you would like you get a cleanse and the the peel is left on for 3 minutes then luscious serums are applied.

There was no pain or side effects and definitely no redness, you feel a little tingly and your skin feels like a babies bum straight after and after a few days your skin looks and feels incredible I can safely say I have got my glow back.


Easter Time
Easter is only a few days away and I am super excited about all the Chocolate I am going to consume with my bestie in Jersey. Eggs don't just come in Chocolate form though I would be pretty happy if I got the L'Occitane Easter Egg with a little beauty treat hidden inside. This Cherry Blossom Egg has hidden away miniatures of Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, Cherry Blossom Hand Cream and Cherry Blossom Soap all for £15, you can also get an Almond Beauty Easter Egg as well.
But you never can go wrong with Chocolate and if you are around Clapham Junction pop into the new HEMA store at the station as they have the best Easter chocolate at super low prices, look how cute the pink bunny rabbit is. 
Getting My Tan On

Winter is hopefully over, if I keep thinking positive thoughts I am sure the sun will come out and stay at some point soon. Anyway whilst its not I have the new Bondi Sands One Hour Express which is making be golden.

I have used it as I prepare to jet off to Jersey. It takes one hour, you need to rise it off after, if your not looking for sun kissed leave it on for another hour or two. The two best points about this tan is its 1. foam and 2. smells of coconuts, no fake tan smell over here just a sun kissed Australian looking tan! A bottle from Bondi Sands, £18.99.
To help me get in the food for Spring I am looking to new scents and the one that I am using at the moment is: So Real, Cheap & Chic Moschino
In the fun iconic bottle of Olive Oil and Spring notes of bitter orange, raspberry and blackberry sorbet with floral notes of pink peony and jasmine coming through. 

Prices starting from £29.50 which will be launching exclusively with The Perfume Shop on 22nd April 2018.
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