Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Outfit // Glamorous ripped boyfriend jeans

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Jumper - Topman // Jeans - Glamorous* // Shoes - Topshop // Watch - Shore Projects // Nails - Sally Hansen 'Sheer Ecstasy' // Lipstick - Mac 'Lady Danger'

I haven't posted in a little while, sorry! I was so busy with work last week I didn't have a lot of time for much else. I'm back to working full time, it's weird after having worked part time for the last 8 months. But it's good, I need to earn as much money as possible at the moment to afford all of our travels at the end of the year. 

I was sent this ripped jeans from Glamorous last week and I'm in love! At first I was worried they were too ripped, if that's possible, but I really like them. They'll be great as we move into Spring over here now. In fact it was the first day of Spring yesterday and it was so warm and sunny. Really excited for an Aussie summer in a couple of months!

I also picked up this nude nail polish from my work at the weekend. I've never worn the colour nude on my nails before but I really like it. It's especially great for work when I don't want to wear anything too out there and again it's a great colour for Spring. 

Hope you all had a lovely weekend :) I'm sorry I've been a bit mia on my blog recently. I'm dedicating some time this week to catching up on all my faves and replying to your comments. I've been so sidetracked with work, and in my free evenings I've gotten into Luther. I've never watched it before and I'm addicted! I've already watched the first 2 seasons pretty much back to back. It's so good! Have any of you seen it? If you have any tips on other tv programs to watch please let me know.

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Lifestyle // Your Tea

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Tiny Tea Teatox (14 day) - £20

Last week I was kindly gifted this box of 'Tiny Tea' from a brand called Your Tea. I hadn't come cross the brand before but was keen to try their 14 day trial tea to see if I'd achieve any of the results they claim the tea can help. 

The Tiny Tea Teatox is supposed to help cleanse and nourish your digestive system with its herbal blend of tea. The cleanse can help assist with losing weight, easing bloating, increasing digestion, improving skin clarity and increase energy levels. 

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Formulated with Chinese medicine herbs and based upon Chinese medicinal principles, Tiny Tea is the only cleanse that you can buy which doesn't have a laxative side effect. The tea itself has been created by Chinese medical practitioners with many years of experience so they should know what they're doing. 

The idea is to drink one tea bag three times a day before meals. So every morning I have woken up and had one before breakfast, and then another at lunch and finally one at dinner. 

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I believe that they're meant to be part of a balance and healthy diet. By drinking something naturally good for you, you will naturally feel a lot better in yourself. I have been drinking them for a week now and so I'm half way through the box. So far I have notice my skin feel better, I don't know whether it's just me thinking it's going to happen so believing that it is happening. But just recently I've had an outbreak of teenage spots again and my skins been looking and feeling tired. So anything that claims it can help improve my skins quality is worth a go at the moment. 

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Have you tired Your Tea before? They have many different types of tea on their website too and I would be keen to try some others now. They also come in this gorgeous packaging with an information leaflet. 

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

10 Easy & Affordable Home Improvement Ideas

Although currently we cannot make any improvements to our apartment here in Sydney, I am SO looking forward to our future home in England, hopefully London. And I've already started to come up with some ideas on how I'd like our place to look after seeing lots of home improvement blog posts recently.

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Whether or not you are pleased with your home at the moment, you will be surprised that there are many ways to add value to your house and make it just a little more appealing. Obviously, major changes like remodeling, re-roofing or adding more floor space are expensive options that will require hiring professionals to do it.

Here is a list of some things that don't necessarily need you to put in an expert’s touch or spend a large amount of money. If you want more, you can find lots here and here.

1. Paint - Inside or out, a little paint can go a long way to spruce up your home. Even if the existing paint is still in good shape, a different color or combination of colors can make a huge impact.
2. Window coverings - These can get pricey, but they don't have to. Changing or adding blinds or curtains can really impact the look and feel of your home.
3. Weather Proofing - You can improve your home and your pocketbook by adding weather stripping materials to your doors, walls and windows; thus, saving you energy and money without spending a lot.
4. Repairs - Many simple home repairs can be done by an average person. All you need are few basic tools and a little help from the experts at any home improvement store like Kingfishers or Homebase.
5. Carpet - Replacing the carpet of your entire home can be an expensive project which causes most homeowners to apply for home improvement loans. However, if you opt to do only those rooms that are in dire need of replacement, then you will save a big amount. Shop around for the most affordable materials. Have your carpet cleaned by a professional cleaning service can also revive your flooring significantly.
6. Bathroom Fixtures - A new vanity or tub doesn't have to cost a fortune. Even just putting in new towel racks or re-caulking the tub can make a noticeable difference.
7. Kitchen Fixtures - A new sink, new faucets or a new garbage disposal can have a big impact without breaking the bank.
8. Furniture - Yes, new furniture is a home improvement. And yes, you can spend a lot, but you don't have too.
9. Lawn - A well-kept lawn shows your neighbors that you love your home. Keeping it well-manicured doesn't even cost a fortune. Seed, fertilizer, hoses and a few hours a week are all you need.
10. Garden - A nice flower bed with flowers blooming can really improve the curb appeal of your home. A few trees can also go a long way.

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As you can see, there are many options available for you to add value and appeal to your home without making a major investment. So before you apply for home improvement loans (Clydesdale Bank, for example have really cheap rates on them at the moment), take the time note the areas that need sprucing up and ask yourself if you can do it. How much will you save if you DIY? Remember, all you need is a little bit of money, creativity and the motivation to get it done.

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Shore Projects Polka Dot Watch Strap

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Shore Projects polka dot strap in ocean blue - £25

A while ago I blogged about my beautiful watch from Shore Projects which was available in a range of pastel and autumnal coloured straps. Recently they have launched a new collection of polka dot and leather straps and asked if I'd like to mix my watch up by having a new strap. 

The genius idea with Shore Projects is that you can easily switch between different straps, they simply click together and the watch face. So once you've purchased your favourite watch from them you can purchase a number of different straps from just £20. This is an inventive an affordable way of changing your accessories from outfit to outfit. No longer do we need to buy different watches for different looks, you're all set with Shore Projects!

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Do you like this polka dot style strap? What does your favourite watch look like?

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Monday, 25 August 2014

Wish List // Joules

Joules wish list
1. Cropped chinos £49.95 // 2. Black bees wellies £39.95 // 3. Cable knit jumper £59.95 // 4. Cushion £35 // 5. Floral duvet cover £55

I love Joules for their floral patterns, quality material and quintessentially British style. Their home and garden section always draws my eye first, I'm a little bit obsessed with their lovely floral bedding. In particular this one featured in the image above, such beautiful colours! And the yellow moss stitch cushion would go perfectly with it. 

With  Glastonbury festival tickets going on sale again soon I'm looking ahead to next year and the probability of needing a good pair of wellies. I really like this bee patterned pair but they have so many to choose from, I'm torn between the ankle and knee versions. 

As we move into Spring here in Australia I'm thinking pastels and light but warm clothing will be needed. So this pair of cropped chinos and this lovely cable knit jumper would come in handy. 

Are you a fan of Joules? Have you ordered anything from them before?

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