• Fashion & Beauty

    Primark Silicone Sponge Review

    What are these 2 weird, transparent, pebble-looking objects you may wonder? Well, given that I am seriously behind on the latest makeup trends, you will know more than I do! Yes, they are the silicone sponges, one of the more recent trends to hit the beauty market, known for their minimal waste of foundation and smooth application. I’m usually a bit hesitant when it comes to buying makeup brushes etc. as I don’t like to spend too much money on them. I’d rather splash out on a good quality foundation or concealer than a brush. The same principle applied when sponges became the next big thing in the cosmetic world.…

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    Clifford Day Spa Review

    *Just to say this is not an affiliated post, I just decided I wanted to review the spa of my own accord. Hello weekend! Here’s to spending some time relaxing and doing something different from the usual week of study/work. That certainly was what Friday afternoon was for me, as my mum and I took a trip to Long Eaton to the Clifford Day Spa. Back in August, I received a voucher for a spa treatment and afternoon tea at Clifford, and yesterday, we finally got around to going. Given that my only previous spa experience had been at Ragdale Hall, which must be one of the most amazing spas…

  • Food & Drink

    Hollows Farm Vintage Tearooms, Leicester

    *I decided to write this post. It is not in collaboration with anyone.* I feel like you would only know about Hollows Farm Vintage Tearoom if you lived nearby or a friend told you about it. That’s how my family have came across this little gem. My mum heard about it from a friend at work and although this sweet place is down the road from us, we didn’t know it existed until then! So, I thought why not spread the word, so that Hollows Farm can be enjoyed by all! I guess you would not think to drive down a farm track, but tucked down a country lane just…

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    Fashion & Beauty

    The Body Shop Make-Up Review

    *This post is not a collaboration. All opinions are my own. Post updated Feb 2019 In March 2017, I went to a beauty masterclass at The Body Shop concept store in Leeds. The masterclass featured beauty bloggers Becky and Holly Sheeran, along with their mum Gill and international makeup artist Abby Ireland. We got to see some of The Body Shop’s makeup products being used, whilst sipping on prosecco or sparkling elderflower for a non-alcoholic version. Afterwards, we got an opportunity to have makeup consultations using the products displayed and a chance to shop. If you spent £15, you got a lovely giftbox full of goodies worth over £40. It’s…

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    Restaurant Review: Gino D'Acampo My Restaurant, Leeds

    I was completely social media absent yesterday because my mum came to visit me and we spent the day in Leeds. Of course, that means that I have not blogged/posted about my weekend at all yet, and believe me there is a lot to talk about! I will get onto the main reason for this post, which is reviewing Gino D’Acampo’s news restaurant in Leeds, but first of all, here are few highlights from the weekend. Unfortunately, like the majority of the time, the weather has been pretty rubbish today, so I did not get a chance to take photos. The Tetley: I will admit I did drag my mum…

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    Restaurant Review: The Grey Lady, Newtown Linford

    If you haven’t already gathered, I am definitely one for comfort, whether that is clothing or food. My Instagram profile is proof of this. I am a roast dinner and apple crumble kind of person and have never been too fussed about going to restaurants that serve what I would regard as ‘posh food’. However, this weekend we had a family gathering as a very belated birthday celebration for my uncle. We of course wanted to go somewhere special to eat and The Grey Lady in Newtown Linford was one of the suggestions to pop up. The restaurant is perhaps not your choice for an everyday place to eat, but…

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    LeOne Designers

    It is not often that you find independent shops in the middle of a big commercial shopping centre. However, LeOne Designers in Highcross, Leicester has broken this tradition. Situated next to the likes of Mango and Karen Millen, LeOne is a prime example of handmade, high-end, couture fashion right on your doorstep. The shop also sells accessories such as jewellery, hats and scarves handcrafted by local designers, which is fantastic because you can support your community when you purchase anything.  The LeOne Designers was set up and is run by a fashion designer and a millinery & accessories designer. When you go into the shop, you are not just meeting…

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    Continental Cafe, Syston

    If you are ever in Leicestershire and want a cosy little cafe to enjoy a full English breakfast, lovely lunch or perhaps just a tea and cake break, the Continental Cafe in Syston is a wonderful place. With good prices and friendly staff, the cafe is a great find and perfectly situated in Syston town centre. It provided the perfect escape from the grey, wet weather yesterday, with the interior being calming and inviting, and the cooked breakfast and tea was excellent fuel for spending the rest of the day in Nottingham. I enjoyed my brunch in the cafe’s extension, which is only a couple of years old and it…

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    Product review: Boutique of Molly

    Excited about this project! When Boutique of Molly (BOM) contacted me on Twitter about reviewing products, I snapped up the opportunity. It is always great to discover new brands and BOM is fantastic if you are a blogger, as they offer discounted prices for product reviews and then a free product if people buy from them off your link. So, with no more waiting, here are my 3 products which I am reviewing: Leona Camisole You may think, isn’t that for summer? Definitely not! This cami is perfect not matter what the season. Layered with a cardigan, this top will create a stylish, yet casual everyday outfit. Alternatively it would be perfect…