Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Film: That Was The Movie Year 2014. My Personal End Of Year Report

Film review 2014

The last day of 2014 has come and in the last few remaining days of the year, I managed to catch up on some films. In total, I've seen 94 in 2014 at Cineworld. Given the fact that each movie had a running time of approximately 2h, I spent around 188h (around a week and a half) at the cinema (OMG I need a life!). Anyway, you can see all of my personal high- and lowlights of 2014 in today's post.
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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Film: My Top Three Christmas Movies

My Top Christmas Movie List

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the wonderful films that you can watch all over again to get into the festive mood. Ever since I moved out of my parents home, it is my very own tradition to watch a film on the evening of the 24th December (instead of unwrapping presents) and then celebrate Christmas in the morning of the 25th.
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Lifestyle: The Bloggers Love Hub Blogger Event In London. Part 2

Bloggers Hang Out Blogging Event In London

I know this post comes a bit late but I only found some time now to write this one up. Every Monday in November, Danielle from Bloggers Love organised events for bloggers to meet brands and vice versa. I went to the first Bloggers Love Hub Blogger event in London and I enjoyed it so much, that I decided to return for the last one on the 24th November.
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Monday, 15 December 2014

Lifestyle: Ben & Jerry's Winter Editions. Ice Cream Review

Ben Jerrys Minter Wonderland

Even when it's cold and frosty outside, I like to enjoy some ice cream. In the UK, Ben & Jerry's have two special winter editions* on the market at the moment and it goes without saying that I HAD TO try and test the new flavours.
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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Fashion: My Clothes Show Outfit #ootd

Clothes Show Outfit

I went to the Clothes Show last Friday (have you seen my day out in Birmingham post yet?) and here's what I wore. I bought this butterfly jumpsuit a while ago and found a great opportunity to finally wear it. I teamed it up with my MK Hamilton handbag and my signature boots from Clark. Let me know what you think of the outfit.
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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Lifestyle: A Day Out In Birmingham

The Clothes Show in Birmingham

Happy Sunday everyone, hope you had a great weekend so far. I started mine with a fabulous day out in Birmingham on Friday including a visit to the famous Clothes Show with blogger friend Karen from StyleSunrise.
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Lifestyle: Christmas At The Traditional German Markets

German Christmas Market Leipzig

Over the last few days, I went home to Germany and it was the weekend celebrating the first Advent, meaning there are only three more to go until it's Christmas Eve time. Germans love a traditional Christmas and for some, including me, the pre-period leading up to the 24th December is the most exciting time of the year.
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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Fashion: Skirts And Scarfs In Autumn And Winter

Autumn fashion skirts and scarfs

Two years ago I bought a lovely autumn/winter skirt from Miss Selfridge. The problem I always had was how to wear and style it. When I went to London earlier this month, I found a cosy woolly loop scarf in Topshop which has a similar pattern as my skirt. I combined them and I think they go really well together. What do you think?
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Monday, 24 November 2014

Lifestyle: Smiggle Stationery Flagship Opening In Birmingham

Smiggle Opening Birmingham

I've been very busy recently planning my move but I've managed to get some time off last Thursday to make my way over to the Bullring in Birmingham for Smiggle’s new flagship opening. I was kindly invited by the stationery brand to celebrate the opening along with other bloggers and to find out about their Christmas range.
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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Lifestyle: Alchemy Oils Grapefruit Hair Remedy Review

Alchemy Oils Grapefruit Hair Remedy review

I look meticulously after my hair which is, luckily, healthy and I barely had any issues with it. To keep its healthy condition, it is important to me that the products I'm using are natural and free from any silicones. I've recently come across Alchemy Oils Grapefruit Hair Remedy*, which is made of a blend of five oils including coconut, avocado, almond and castor oils to promote growth, thicken hair and impart a shine. The fifth oil is a citrusy scented grapefruit oil that fights dandruff and further contributes to a healthy end result. I was kindly sent a bottle to try and test the remedy and here's what I thought.
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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Lifestyle: My Thoughts On Glamour's December Issue.

Glamour December 2014 issue review

OMG it is already November, meaning there's a big mark on my calendar to remind me to get the December issue of Glamour, which comes, as every year, with a fantastic freebie from Nails Inc. You can collect four different full-sized bottles of Britain's well-known nail polish brand, plus there are other goodies in the magazine to get you into the Christmas shopping and gifting mood. Goes without saying that I bought Glamour straight away when it came out on the 3rd November.
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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Fashion: A Cosy Autumn OOTD In London. Style Post

Autumn River Island London Fashion post

Hey, hey, how are you? Here's another London OOTD fashion autumn post. My friend Izas took the pictures with her DSLR camera and the shoot was super early in the morning so please excuse my messy hair and the slight sleepy face. We shot in The Streets just outside Westfield in Stratford, London. Hope you'll enjoy.
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Monday, 10 November 2014

Lifestyle / Film: The Maze Runner. Book vs Film

The Maze Runner book vs film

Most films this year have been average and rather disappointing. To me, there were only a handful of films that really stood out: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, Begin Again and The Maze Runner, the dramatic adaptation of bestselling author James Dashner YA novel. The latest really thrilled me and got my attention in every second.
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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Lifestyle: The Bloggers Love Hub Event In London. Part 1

Bloggers Love Blogging Event

How are you doing? I hope you had a great week so far and are looking forward to the weekend. My week started brilliantly as I was invited to attend the Bloggers Love Hub in London. Every Monday in November, Bloggers Love will hold a blogging event where you can network with other bloggers and meet interesting fashion and beauty brands. The event took place at the Mahiki bar and nightclub in Dover Street (yes, the Victoria Beckham store is just down the road!).
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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Lifestyle: New Binky AW 14/15 Nail Polish Collection Review

Binky Nail Varnish AW 14 collection

There are so many nice colours available on the High Street at the moment that I couldn't resist, when the lovely PR ladies over at Binky London reached out to me last week and asked me if I fancy to check out their new AW 14/15 collection.
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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Fashion: It's Getting Colder. An Autumn OOTD Style Post

cosy knitwear autumn fashion post in the forest of dean

How are you after Halloween night? Today's post is just a very quick OOTD. It's getting slowly but surely colder each day so I snuggled up in my cosy Stradivarius jumper and teamed it up with a colourful bangle from Lyla Loves.
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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Books: Endgame Event At Waterstones In Bath

Endgame Waterstones Bath

I recently reviewed Endgame by James Frey, a new YA fiction trilogy, co-written by Nils Johnson-Shelton. If you think you've never heard of James Frey before, think again, because the bestselling author brought us the very successful Lorien Legacies series. With the LL coming slowly to an end, James has now published another highly addictive series: the first book in the Endgame trilogy was officially released on the 7th October 2014 in over 160 countries, which marks one of the biggest simultaneous releases in publishing ever. James is currently on a big promo tour and he stopped by in humble Bath just a week ago.
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Monday, 27 October 2014

Fashion: AW 14 Accessories You Should Shop Now

Autumn accessories you should shop now

How are you? The season has some fantastic accessories and I thought I should reveal some of the hottest trends plus where you can shop them at reasonable prices on the British High Street. Hope you'll enjoy and let me know which one is your favourite accessory.
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Friday, 24 October 2014

Fashion: Stradivarius From Head To Toe. OOTD In London

Stradivarius boho vintage blouse

Earlier this month I went to London and to my surprise, the Stradivarius store had finally opened at Westfield Stratford. Like Bershka and Pull & Bear, Stradivarius is a sister brand of Spanish fashion house Zara. They have lovely boho styled clothes and romantic accessories with a grown up touch. T-shirts cost between £10 and £15, jumpers and knitwear around £25, skirts and blouses come at £15 to £20 and leather jackets are priced between £80 to £100.
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Fashion: How To Wear A Casual Blazer Featuring CelebLook

Celeb Look Fashion Post blazer

The leaves are coloured, the air is clear, the sky is bright blue and it's not too cold yet. I love this warm autumn weather! The lovely ladies over at CelebLook send me this gorgeous navy blue turn up sleeve ruched blazer* a few weeks ago and whenever I had the chance I wore it.
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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Fashion: Autumn Fashion OOTD. Cotswold's Style

Autumn fashion post in the cotswolds

My friend Thursa lives in the beautiful Cotswolds and we went for lunch yesterday. It was a misty and very autumnal day, perfect to shoot a few pictures for an #ootd post. Hope you'll enjoy.
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Friday, 17 October 2014

Lifestyle: What Is The Best Liquid Eyeliner From The High Street?

The best liquid eyeliner on the High Street

Part of my everyday signature look is a black eyeliner flick, so this month, I tried a couple of products. Important to me is the lasting effect, intensity and easy application of the eyeliner. So I tested a few brands and I’d love to share my results with you in today’s post. Some were great, others I wouldn't buy again. However, all eyeliner were easy to remove with water and makeup remover.
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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Books: Endgame By James Frey Book Review

Endgame The Calling review

I've got a new autumn read for you which is Endgame* by James Frey, a new YA fiction series. It has only come out this week, so it is absolutely brand new and I was kindly sent a copy of the novel to review. So here's what I think:
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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Fashion: Summer At Your Feet. Ipanema Flip Flops

Ipanema Flip Flops Fashion

A few weeks ago I decluttered my wardrobe to get it autumn and winter ready. Sadly, my pair of Gisele Bündchen's Ipanema flip flops had to go into hibernation. I had my pair for a while and I think they are great quality because they are made of recycled PVC and have a soft and elastic feel. I won't put my flip flops too far away though because I like to take them with me on holidays in the sun and recently, we had some warm autumn days in the UK.
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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Fashion: Vintage Shopping In Birmingham

Vintage Shopping in Birmingham Judy's Vintage Fair

I'm not sure if you remember but I posted a fashion opinion on this old thing, including my views and relationship to vintage clothing, last week and I mentioned how excited I was to visit the Vintage Kilo Sale in Birmingham. So, yesterday was the day to unleash my inner Dawn O'Porter and to (hopefully) snap up some vintage bargains.
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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Lifestyle: Nails Inc Belgrave Place Review

Nails Inc Belgrave Place Nail Varnish review

I had a £10 voucher from House of Fraser and wanted to spend it on nail varnish. I'm a fan of Nails Inc and when I saw this blue Belgrave Place colour reduced from £15 to £9, my decision was made very quickly. It arrived last week and I applied it for the first time on Wednesday whilst watching Bake Off.
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Friday, 3 October 2014

Lifestyle: Tried And Tested. Ben and Jerry's Special Edition Satisfy My Bowl

Satisfy my Bowl Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream

I'm a passionate ice cream lover and when Ben & Jerry's reached out to me to try their new flavour 'Satisfy My Bowl*' I couldn't resist. 'Satisfy My Bowl' is a special edition and was released in mid-September. Ben & Jerry’s special editions are usually inspired by musicians and this one pays homage to Bob Marley and celebrates the 30th anniversary of Marley’s Legend album.
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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Fashion: What To Wear In Autumn? OOTD Post With Jarvis

ASDA Fox Jumper autumn

I can't believe how great this lovely warm autumn weather is! Today was my first day using a tripod for my camera and I think it went quite well apart from the last picture where the shadow is in it. Anyway, Jarvis our family labradoodle joined me for the shoot. What do you think about my new fox jumper which I found in Look Magazine? Have a guess where it's from ;) No cheating! It's very fluffy, light and will keep me warm in winter.
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Fashion Opinion: This Old Thing. My Relationship To Vintage

Vintage opinion

This week my highlight will be Vintage shopping in Birmingham. I'm quite excited and scared at the same time because vintage in my childhood usually meant that I had to wear the old clothes from my sister. Luckily times have changed and vintage has now become fashionable.
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Monday, 29 September 2014

Lifestyle: Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Last Wednesday I woke up to a Liebster Award nomination from Beauty Blogger Lauren. This is my second award this month and I'm so overwhelmed by this. Thank you so much!
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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Fashion: Lazy Sunday OOTD #YourDreamcatcher

Loungewear PJ's comfy joggers

Do you know the days when it's rainy and highly uncomfortable outside and you just can't wait to snuggle up on your settee with a hot cup of tea? Or when it is a boring and lazy Sunday, nothing is on at the cinema and you can just spend ages watching The Big Bang Theory and plan some blog posts? For those days comfy pyjamas or bottoms are perfect so today's OOTD post might be a bit unusual, but I'd like to show you my newest pair of comfy loungewear* from Your Dreamcatcher, a brand which sadly no longer exists but, I still would love to show you my OOTD as they send me a super comfy pair of bottoms from their range.
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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Fashion: Bristol Fashion Week AW14

Bristol Fashion Week

Earlier this year, I attended Birmingham International Fashion Week and I was very lucky, to be given a second chance to see a fashion show. I visited Bristol Fashion Week where countless trends and brands were showcased at The Mall in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.
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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Fashion: A Cosy Autumn Look With The Blanket Wrap

The Blanket wrap

Hope you are ok and had the chance yet to enjoy today's lovely sunshine? I used the wonderful autumn weather to shoot some ootd pictures with my new LYDC shopper that I got from vinted.co.uk. I had a £20 voucher from the #MyVintedCloset campaign and I kept looking for a new bag since June. The shopper has a great size and it looks great. I think it works really well with my New Look Poncho (no scarf!) and my leather boots. Hope you'll enjoy and let me know what you think of the outfit :)
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Fashion: O' Zapft Is. The Oktober Fest in Munich Has Started

Dirndl Fashion Oktoberfest

I thought it's time to do a national pride fashion post and what would be better than to show you a traditional German dress from Bavaria? Don't worry, Germans do not dress like this all year, only for the October Beer Festival, the biggest national celebration in the world. Between the 20th September and 5th October, Germans gather together and go fashion crazy on the famous Wiesn in Munich.
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Monday, 22 September 2014

Fashion: End Of Season OOTD. A Day At Sand Bay Beach

End of summer outfit

Summer has officially ended and to say goodbye to the season, I'd like to share my last summery OOTD for this year. Earlier this month I went to see my lovely friend Thursa in Weston-Super-Mare. We went for lunch first and afterwards to the beach (Sand Bay beach). The weather was gorgeous and the beach filled with walkers and cute dogs. Thursa brought her little pooch Bear along and we had a wonderful time. Hope you'll enjoy!
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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Lifestyle: The Ten Benefits of Blogging. Part 2: Benefits 6-10

creativity Bloging Benefits

Hi everyone, welcome back to the second part of The Ten Benefits of Blogging. I hope you've enjoyed the first part. Please find benefits 6-10 in today's post and how your hobby can help you to develop valuable skills and abilities.
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Fashion: Alexi Accessories Review. A New British Jewellery Brand

Alexi Accessories necklace

I always like to discover new brands and recently came across Alexi Accessories. This British jewellery brand celebrates the essence of feminity and addresses young, discerning women who desire stylish and sophisticated jewellery, yet want affordable prices.
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Friday, 12 September 2014

Fashion: Autumn Outfit Inspiration. My Germany OOTDs #MyVintedCloset

Germany OOTDs Fashion

The lovely team from vinted.co.uk reached out to me and asked if I'd like to be one of their top bloggers to support their #MyVintedCloset campaign. This campaign is all about autumn outfits, must-haves and how to organise your wardrobe for the coming season. Of course, I jumped at the chance as this is a very exclusive opportunity for me and also it is fun to work on diverse fashion related posts.
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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Lifestyle: The Ten Benefits Of Blogging. Part 1: Benefits 1-5

Benefits of blogging

Hi everyone, I’ve been blogging for the past seven months and I enjoy my new hobby very much. It’s not just a hobby and relaxing to write and spot new stories to shout about, it also combines a huge variety of skills that are asked for in many job descriptions these days. Blogging can be a great way of showcasing many skills such as web analytics, writing, design, content creation and networking. Blogging helps to either learn these skills, train or hone them to perfection. I've listed the ten most effective and beneficial skills you can develop during blogging, which you should use to your advantage and boost your CV.

Here's the first part. Hope you’ll enjoy!
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Friday, 5 September 2014

Lifestyle: Your Lunch Break Sorted. Fine Dining At Vapiano

Vapiano UK

Vapiano is a restaurant chain, known for its affordable prices, chic interior design and freshly cooked meals. Serving Italian dishes, many come here for fine dining at lunch or meeting friends in a relaxed atmosphere. With its fresh and modern design, Vapiano is popular and very stylish.
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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Fashion: Autumn Fashion Check In Berlin. The Trends For The Season

Primark Autumn Berlin

September is here and slowly we have to say goodbye to our light summer dresses and shorts. But the coming autumn season has some great fashion pieces (literally) in store for us. I went to the shops to check out some bargains and It pieces which you can use to glam up your autumn outfits when you go back to school, uni or work. When I went shopping in Berlin recently, I found some super stylish items. Don't worry, I've listed UK alternatives for those of you who can't make it to Germany :)
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Monday, 1 September 2014

Fashion: Gwen Stefani Style Crush. OOTD Post

Gwen Stefani Outfit

September is here and I'm happy to announce that this month I'm collaborating with Vinted UK and will support their #MyVintedCloset blogger campaign! This month will be packed with back to school/uni/work outfits, a post on decluttering your wardrobe effectively and I went shop-hunting for some amazing autumn fashion check in Berlin for some cool autumn accessories and must-haves.
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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Fashion: Tried And Tested. SheInside Review

SheInside review

You've probably heard about Sheinside.com, the popular online shop with incredible clothes at affordable prices. Their stunning outfits and clothes are literally found on any decent fashion blog - you just can't escape this on-trend website in the blogger-sphere.
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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Books: The Revenge of Seven. Lorien Legacies Book 5 Book Review

The Revenge of Seven review

On Wednesday I received a fresh copy of The Revenge of Seven* (RoS), the fifth book in the Lorien Legacies series. I've spent all of Thursday to read the 314-page long adventure following our favourite characters Six, John (aka Number Four), Sam and Nine in their epic fight against the dangerous Mogadorians. I'm very proud to present you today my review of the gripping novel. The book is officially out on the 26th August 2014.
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Friday, 22 August 2014

Film: Hector And The Search For Happiness


I’ve seen the film yesterday and I can’t recommend it at all. It is based on the first novel of the  Hector trilogy by François Lelord but some of the literary voice and motifs simply do not work in this film and make it very annoying. Main character Hector is a midlife crisis psychologist and decides from one day to the other, that he wants to give up his comfy London life to find his place in the world and an answer to the question: What makes us (truly) happy?
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Film: Disney Films Alice In Wonderland 2 in Gloucester

Alice in Wonderland 2 filming in Gloucester

A Disney film crew shot scenes for the new 'Alice in Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass' movie in Gloucester last night. Unfortunately, Tim Burton will not direct the sequel but Mia WasikowskaJohnny Depp and Anne Hathaway reprise their roles in the extravagant adaptation of Lewis Carroll's novel. Mia Wasikowska, who plays the lead role as Alice, was spotted on set filming probably the opening scene of the film.
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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Lifestyle: Dog Treats For Dogs (And Humans)

Jarvis King dog

In June I was dog sitting Jarvis, our family labradoodle. He is a handsome chocolate coloured life-sized Teddy bear with a very gentle and kind character. Last time when he saw me working on a blog post, Jarvis seemed very fascinated by it. I told him that people read and like my blog and sometimes I get nice things sent to review. He asked me 'Do you think people would like me to do a post?' and I said 'Yes sure, people are fascinated when they meet you in public, so why not give it a try ?'.
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Lifestyle: Design Your Own Magnum At Selfridges In London #MagnumxSelfridges

Magnum Selfridges

I have a very delicious lunch break treat for you in today's post. Yesterday I strolled casually around London and stopped at Selfridges to take pictures of their beautifully decorated window. The massive Magnum caught my eye so I took several shots and noticed that Magnum invited shoppers to the Ground Floor of the luxurious department store to enjoy a very special treat.
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Friday, 25 July 2014

Lifestyle: Three Top Colours For Gorgeous Summer Nails

Nail Varnish beauty

I'm not so much of a beauty person, but I have a very weak spot when it comes to nail polishes. And I mean a very, very weak spot. It all started with a Nails Inc freebie back in November 2011 and since then my stock developed into a hoard. Summer is my favourite time of the year and I'd like to show you my favourite picks for the season. What else goes better with your swim or festival wear than a gorgeous paint on your nails?
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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Lifestyle: Make New From Old. How To Glam Up A Chest Of Drawers. A DIYProject

DIY chest of drawers

Inspired by a couple of DIY programmes on C4, I took a chance on my own DIY project last summer. I had just moved into my flat and little money left over to spend on furniture.
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