29 August 2012

My weakness

I have been involved in the world of Pinterest for a while now, but only bother going on now and again for certain ideas, but every time I go on there I get lost in the world of yummy foods, home inspirations and many an idea for a rainy day. I thought it’s about time I got my butt into gear and sorted out my boards and got some order to it all.
I am slowly getting there, but I would love some friends to help me on the way. So please head on over and see how you like it. If you are not signed up, it takes a few minutes, then you are ready to go.

Here are some of my favourites pins from today...

Will you be my friend??
You know you want to

28 August 2012

Notting Hill Carnival

This past weekend the legendary Notting Hill Carnival took place in London, and as we enjoyed ourselves so much last year we headed back up, for a day of dancing, eating and of course drinking. We spent the day strolling the streets and watching the parade, raving on street corners and indulging the jerk chicken. We headed back to our hotel early evening, to freshen up and head out into Soho for a well-deserved night out. We headed to La Bodega Negra for dinner (which I highly recommend if your after something of the beaten track) and on to party till the early hours. London, we love you. 

24 August 2012

this is not a review

I’m not one for writing reviews, or really caring enough for reviews. I don’t even care for make-up (even though I do wear it) but I find it the bane of my life, and I hate the thought of parting with my hard earned cash, over make-up. Even though, like I said, I wear it daily and appreciate that I need to, and like to wear it, but I still don’t care enough to worry about it. If you where to look at my make-up bag, it doesn’t consist of much, a broken blusher, years old bronzer, foundation and mascara, and if I had to pick one make-up item I couldn’t live without, that would have to be mascara. I don’t lash it on, but I feel pretty ugly without it, so that would have to be my must have item. And then the pink cow jumped over the invisible tractor. Sorry just checking you where still with me! SO, the point of this is. The time had come were I was scraping away at the sides of my mascara tube, and had that dread that I had to go out and part with money to buy some black gunk. I also feel this way with jeans. I don’t know why, but I hate buying jeans, and that’s probably why you will find me in 1 pair all year. If it where up to me, jeans would be free, or we would all get jeans vouchers from the government or something, OR, jeans would be banned, and no one was allowed to wear them. So yes, I still haven’t got to the point. I had basically run out of mascara, and went to the shops on my lunch break to buy the dreaded item. I don’t normally have a preference to which one I chose, and I suppose I like the idea of trying as many out as I can (as I am still not positive I have found the 'one' yet) I normally go for the normal ones, instead of the latest offerings, but for some reason I picked up the pink tube, which screamed  SCANDALEYES – SHOW OFF’ at me. It was also on offer, for a fiver. Done.

I took it home, un-wrapped its newness and looked forward to having big scrummy lashes in the morning. I pulled out the stick for the first time, all fresh and clean, took an impressive glance at the wand, and thought, this is going to be good, real -real good.



In fact it was so bad, I just had to tell you, and stop you wasting your money. Since using it I have been on their website and seen that the product is new, and this is their description of the product.
~The first mascara that combines lash plumping and defining bristles with a unique play-ball brush.(yes the wand looked impressive, but by what means do they have the right to describe a bristly brush as ‘lash pumping’ sorry Rimmel, but we are not fooled)

~Flat side plumps lashes with show-stopping volume.
(NO pumping took place, and certainly no volume occurred)

~Not a clump in sight.
(MANY a clump in sight)

~Ball side lifts and curls lashes for eyes that truly show-off.
(Does no such thing, and it doesn’t even have the excuse of looking pretty)

~Flake-proof, smudge-proof formula lasts morning to night!
(HAHAHA, it flaked from the minute I put it on, and when I looked in the mirror later in the day, it was smudged all under my eyes)

~Scandalous volume and lift, for lashes to really show off !
(I can show off, how BAD this mascara is)

So the conclusion is people. DON’T BUY THIS MASCARA. It will ruin your life, I just can’t quite get over it...but I did eventually.

The end.

22 August 2012

So yer

Top - H&M / Skirt - Primark / Sunglasses - Rayban

Happy Wednesday friends. A big hurrah I hear you cry, we are half way through the week already!

I'm off to kick my butt into shape with my third insanity work out session! Even though I am struggling to move today after yesterdays session, so let's see how this one pans out...

21 August 2012

Garden Party

This past weekend was for partying, seeing friends, eating party food and catching up. We spent saturday afternoon sunning ourselves, or should I say, baking ourselves in the garden, before tucking into my homemade tea party. We drank homemade cocktails, delved into party bags and then hit the town for a much needed boogie. Although we weren't quite all together for the photo, it's the best we have managed in years.

17 August 2012

happy weekend

I have just booked a camping trip for the end of the summer, and the weekend is upon us
High five to that!
Have a good one my lovelys

15 August 2012

some of late

Not much has been going on these ends i'm afraid. Just pretending to do house work, and depressing over the loss of constant supply of Olympic action. So I thought I would fill you in, in picture format.

I get to wake up to this guy every morning, which of course Is a bonus

Brighton in the summer time

Strawberries for lunch

Finally getting to the cinema to watch The Dark Knight
(yes, it was amazing)

Seafront drives

Friday night bike rides

and catching the sunset

sushi for lunch

and my new fitness purchase

I am about to im-bark on a 60 day fitness challenge of hell. It comes from the states, and is an extreme fitness programme, and not for the faint hearted. So wish me luck, and I will keep you posted on the progress.

13 August 2012


The other night I was having one of those moments, where I was desperate to do something with my evening, but had no idea what to do. Si was tired after a long day at work and didn't want to do much else other then chill out and eat. After exhausting every idea possible, we hopped in the car and drove the 5 minutes to the edge of Brighton where you are greeted with the most stunning countryside views. I count myself very lucky to live so close to the hustle and bustle of the city, but only a stone throw away we are surrounded by the beautiful english countryside. It was just the quiet evening we needed watching the sun go down from the top of the hill. Bliss.

9 August 2012


Source - Pinterest

For anyone that knows me you know I am passionate with travelling and adventure. With no holiday or venture booked up in the near future, I can only dream and obsess over my next escapade.
From now on please find me planning road trips and scouring the internet...