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LIFESTYLE: DREAM WINTER DESTINATIONS



I'm back to work on Monday so obviously i'm thinking out holidays and getting away. I really want to book a holiday this year, maybe even two! I've been thinking about getting away to somewhere abit colder maybe just Clint and myself for a few days and trying something different. I'd love to go on a ski holiday and visit some sites such as the Northern Lights in Reykjavik or Pulpit Rock in Norway. We've only ever been on sun holidays but i'm sure we would both love to travel to some colder destinations.



I would love to travel to Iceland to visit Reykjavik and see the Northern Lights, visit the Glaciers, do some Whale watching or visit some ice caves. There's so much to do in Iceland, I would actually love to live there. I can picture it, a house near to the water whether it's the sea or a lake, near the mountains with a hot tub outside so I can sit and relax and listen to the silence. I would want big windows and doors so inside is really bright and open! Inside would be super warm and cosy with lots of comfy cushions and throws like these from Julian Charles



I love all of the exposed wood and brickwork in these Icelandic Cabins, they look incredible. They are so cosy with big real log fires! If I had my own cabin in Iceland I would decorate it with loads of big rugs so the floor is warm and comfortable, I love the big, fluffy rugs, alot of the cabins have wooden flooring so rugs are a good way to make a cabin cosy. I would add a pop of colour to the cabin using cushions and throws but keep the decor quite clean and white to brighten up the room.

I'm hoping we get to take a couple of lovely holidays this year?  Have you been to Iceland? Where would you go on your dream winter holiday?












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LIFESTYLE: NEW YEAR, NEW ME!

DRESS: FEMME LUXE FINERY // BAG: ACCESSORIZE // BRACELET : DAISY LONDON // BOOTS: NEW LOOK 

How gorgeous is this dress from Femme Luxe Finery I have it in 3 colours and i've worn it so much over the festive season as it's so easy to wear and it's super warm and toasty because it's so thick and cosy. 

Today I'm starting my diet and want to try and loose some weight. I'm doing it for the health benefits and for a better mindset. I'm going to be following a slimming world/ healthy eating plan. 

This year i'm also going to concentrate on my mental health as I feel like this has taken abit of a back seat. I'm going to spend more time on myself like taking a bath, reading a book just some time for me. I feel like I burnt myself just before Christmas. 

I also want to concentrate abit more on my relationship with Clint as I feel like we haven't really had much time to ourselves recently. We are planning a few days out and just want to spend some time just the two of us. 

Happy New Year 













LIFESTYLE: A DAY OUT IN BIRMINGHAM


The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own

We went into Birmingham today for a day out! It was lovely, we had a little 'date day' just the two of us! We love visiting Birmingham and are lucky enough to live in this fab city. We have stayed in Birmingham city centre a few times and there's loads of lovely hotels if you fancy a stay. Head over to Hotels.com to check out the best hotels in Birmingham.

We started by heading into the Bullring and had a little look in the shops, I love Birmingham as they have a really good selection of shops, there's Selfridges inside the Bullring aswell as John Lewis in Grand Central. I had a look in the Next for some clothes for Amelia.

We then headed for food, there's so much choice for food in Birmingham. There's the usual chains inside the shopping centers, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut, Ed's, Nandos. You get abit more choice just off the high street, we had a look at the menus and decided to go to Bodega, they are a contemporary cantina bringing fresh, homemade South American. I had Quesadillas and Clint had Tacos and we shared some Nachos. The food was so good really tasty, and really affordable, they have a lunchtime menu during the week so you get a main and drink for £7 which is really good! Some of the other places I would recommend this area is The Botanist, they do some really good Cocktails, Head of The Steam have a great drinks selection! The Ivy, this is just at the end of the road and is a little more fancy, they offer afternoon tea, so if your heading into Birmingham for an occasion i'd check them out.




We wanted something sweet but didn't really fancy anything off the Bodega menu, we stumbled upon a desert place within the bullring called my cookie dough which did these amazing cookie dough deserts so we got a couple of these and found a spot to sit outside the bullring overlooking the Cathedral.






Then we headed towards Digbeth to the Custard Factory as we booked a game of mini golf at Ghetto Golf. It's an 18 hole mini-golf experience, with a cocktail bar. It's like an abandoned warehouse which is covered in graffiti and the mini-gold is really unusual, It's such an experience. It's only £10 per person which I think is quite reasonable.



We had such a lovely day, I love exploring Birmingham and as I mentioned before we are so lucky that it's right on our doorstep. Where are your favourite places to visit in Birmingham. What hotels would you recommend?


LIFESTYLE: PLANNING A TRIP TO LIVERPOOL

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This year I want to do some exploring, I want to visit lots of cities and explore some sites. There's so much to do in the UK. We are planning on taking a trip to Liverpool, I have been there before but that was years ago! I've been having a look online at what Liverpool has to offer and thought i'd put a post together on a few things that caught my eye!

To get there we would jump on the train as you can usually get super cheap tickets about £9 each way from Birmingham. This way we can both have a drink and a good natter on the way there. I love getting the train and think it's such a good way to travel as sometimes especially on busy days you can get stuck in traffic on the motorway. There are a few train stations in Liverpool and the James Street Station is only 5 minutes away from the main shopping center so it's really easy to get to. 

I love shopping so the first thing I would do in Liverpool is head to the shops! I've been there before and remember the shopping center being amazing! Liverpool ONE is the main shopping center. It's in a great central location, not far from the train stations so is a great place to spend your day out in Liverpool. They have a huge selection of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a 18 screen IMAX cinema. It's also only a short distance to the Albert Dock and The Beatles Experience which are some of Liverpool's main attractions. If you are planning a trip to Liverpool ONE be sure to head over to their website as they have an offers page where you get some great offers on things like eating in the centre, they also have a really handy visiting Liverpool section where you can get loads of great ideas for a day out!

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I also want to head to the Royal Albert Dock, there's some independent shops on the dock, this is also where you'll find the Tate Liverpool Gallery, they have a really good exhibitions on this year. It's free entry so really affordable but such a great place to visit. Liverpool is also home to the Walker Art Gallery. 

The Beatles Story is also located on the Royal Albert Dock, it's the largest permanent exhibition devoted to the life and times of The Beatles. Inside is also a discovery zone which is great for kids to learn all about The Beatles and they have a GIANT piano for the kids (and adults) to play on.

There's also an Escape Hunt in Liverpool, we have visited the one in Birmingham and it would be cool to visit another one. They give to 60 minutes to try and escape from a room! They are so good!



There's soo much to do in Liverpool, what are your favourite things to do? Have you been to Liverpool before? 









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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: GIFTS FOR HER



My Christmas Gift Guide for her is finally finished! I have been putting it together for a few weeks! There's loads of products to help you pick out the perfect gifts for the ladies in your life!

First up are these butter London nail lacquers, they come in loads of different colours! The packing is gorgeous and it's a lovely gift for anyone who loves freshly painted nails!

Sticking with nails, the Sensationail Gel Starter Kit is such a great gift idea! It's super easy to use so great for beginners! I love how quick and easy it is to get amazing gel nails.

This little travel set from Missguided is such a cute stocking filler.  I love little bottles of perfume like this to pop in my handbag.  It smells really fruity, fresh and floral. I love the Rose Gold packaging.

The Relax Body & Mind Aromatic collection is such a wonderful gift. It comes in a gorgeous gift box and has some really amazing products inside. Theres a foaming bath product, body butter, candle and remedies to roll. This would be perfect for someone who struggles to switch off and needs abit of me time!

How beautiful is this packaging! I noticed this in my local boots recently. It's the Violet Voss 3 piece collection. Inside is an eyeshadow palette, and highlighting palette and lipgloss! It's exclusive to Boots so head over to their website to check it out! I actually picked it up in the Black Friday sales for £30!!

I love abit of Lush, their Christmas Gift Sets are so good! The Sleepy gift is lovely, inside you get the Body lotion and shower gel! It's just £13.50 so really affordable, this would be a great secret santa gift or gift for a friend! The Snowglobe gift is full of really lovely products, you get a really good mixture of bath products, a soap and a knot wrap! They smell so good!

How gorgeous and soft does this Joules dressing gown look, It's so thick and great quality. It's a deep Navy colour with pretty pink flowers. It's a really good length and has a hood! It's on offer over on Amara.com right now for £32

I love this Cactus mug by Bloomingville, you can get it from Amara.com, it's a really nice gift for a friend or a cactus lover! It's only £4.80 as it's in the sale!

This gift set by Temple Spa is so luxurious, filled with gorgeous products.  It's perfect for someone struggling to sleep.  Order now for free standard delivery. It includes loads of products including, 
DO NOT DISTURB pillow, QUIETUDE calming mist for me & my space, DRIFT AWAY bathing & massage oil, DUVET comforting body cream, BECALM soothing face mask and REPOSE aromatherapy resting cream. 

Fragrance, I always buy my mom perfume. This Marc Jacobs scent is soo gorgeous, it's really unusual but I love it! Some of my moms faves are Lancome le vie la belle, YSL black opium and Jean Paul Gaultier.

This Bracelet from Daisy London is lovely you can get it from Browns Family Jewellers, they have loads of different designs to choose from. They also do Necklaces, Earrings and more. They have so many designs and lots of different colours so there's something for everyone.
Stila have lots of gorgeous gift sets, perfect for the lady in your life! If your not sure what to buy why not buy an E-Voucher so they can pick themselves. I love the Liquid Eyeshadows! They are really creamy and easy to wear. The Eyeshadow Duo  is a lovely gift idea. They come in some gorgeous shades and are so versatile and easy to use.

I love these Gin Baubles from drinksbythedram.com! They are such a lovely gift idea. The quality is so good!  The Green packaging is just beautiful. You can get a Whisky option too! Drinks by the Dram also do advent calendars and tasting kits!

This Neal and Wolf gift contains a shampoo and conditioner from the Ritual Collection. The Ritual Collection is my favourite, they smell sooo good! This gift set comes in this really nice little bag!

Shavata have a selection of Christmas gift sets which start at £30 Inside is a selection of Shavata products and gift vouchers against Shavata services. These are the products that's inside the Gold Christmas gift, it includes the Brow Enhancer pencil and a mascara, aswell as £55 worth of vouchers. It's a lovely gift idea as you are gifting some amazing products aswell as the treatments.


Have you seen my recent Christmas gift guide? It features loads of really lovely personalisable gift ideas! Head over and check it out. I hope this post has given you some gift inspo!




















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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM



It's Christmassss! So i've put together a gift guide for him! I thought i'd share some gift ideas for the men in your life, whether it be your dad, brother or boyfriend. 

First up is this Plug and Play Retro TV Game from Findmeagift.co.uk  This is a great gift for the gadget lovers. It's got some really old school games on so perfect for all ages! It's only £5.99 at the moment. 

This TX-40 Gioteck Stereo gaming headset is the perfect gift for the gamer in your life. They are gorgeous with the copper detailing. Great price and look fab! They have really good reviews, clear sound, comfortable to wear and not too big and bulky! These will be perfect for my brother-in-law

This Name a Star gift is a lovely gift. It comes in this really nice tin and is super easy for your loved one to register and name their star. 

You can't really go wrong with smellies, Davidoff Cool Water smells so good and is such a versatile scent. Perfect for any man in your life. It's quite affordable too, you can get it from Fragrance Direct for less that £25 for a 125ml bottle

I mentioned this wallet in my recent personalised gifts, gift guide.  It's from Etsy and was only £16, its leather and you can personalise it inside and out. It's such a lovely gift, I've bought it for my dad from Amelia and my niece.

What do you buy the men in your life?  This year i've bought Clint a Tassimo machine, it was on a really good offer on Black Friday. I'm buying my dad clothes, as he's just had new trainers for his birthday and is all stocked up on fragrances. 









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