Thursday, 30 August 2018

Vegan carrot cake with lemon buttercream recipe


Vegan baking is somewhat of new territory to me, but any self respecting cake eater, whether she finds herself going dairy free or not, needs cake. I have tried a few vegan cakes while being out about, and decided I needed to find a recipe I could bake myself. 

That's when I decided to research a carrot cake recipe, and came up with this recipe for vegan carrot cake with lemon buttercream.

Vegan carrot cake with lemon buttercream recipe


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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Three ways to style a black slip dress


Until recently I didn't actually own a black slip dress, even though I do think they are a pretty great piece to have in your wardrobe, and possibly come under the the title of a wardrobe essential. I mean what is not to love about them, they are black, they are flattering for most figures, they look great in both Summer and Autumn, and go with whatever you have in your wardrobe to make an outfit that looks effortless but still individual.


Three ways to style a black slip dress

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Sunday, 26 August 2018

August beauty favourites


We are nearing the end of yet another month, and are drawing towards the end of Summer here in the UK, I for one am sad about this, I know there seems to be a thing about Autumn, and everyone is counting down the days for it, well not me.... I shall be hanging on for as long as I can. It helps that I haven't had my Summer holiday yet, so I get to live Summer time for that bit longer. This months favourites reflect the warm weather and the fact I am living for Summer.

August beauty favourites

So without further waffling here are my;

 August beauty favourites

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Thursday, 23 August 2018

My four ingredient dairy free chocolate ice cream recipe



Now if like me you are dairy free, you are going to wanna stick around for this recipe. I have a dairy intolerance meaning eating foods containing dairy causes me pain and bloating, therefore I actively avoid eating such foods. Although milk crops up in things you just don't expect it to like crisps, but that is a different story for another day ( food producers stop putting milk in things )

My four ingredient dairy free chocolate ice cream recipe

I am a massive ice cream fan, but buying dairy free ice cream, is a hit n miss affair, with some brands just not hitting the mark on flavour, and all being overpriced in my opinion, and rarely on offer!

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Moonlight melts wax melts review


You may or may not know, I love scenting my home, I find it so comforting and relaxing to have a wax melt or candle burning filling the house with fragrance. But my obsession intensifies into Autumn and winter, I dunno what it is but the need to become cosy hightens. So in anticipation of the cooler months, and because we have had a bit of wet dreary weather, since the heatwave broke, I decided to place my first order with Moonlight melts.


Moonlight melts wax melts review


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Saturday, 18 August 2018

London, places to eat, what's next on my list





Although I do not live in London, myself and my husband do visit fairly often. We both love the capital and all it has to offer, eg seeing the sights, and shopping. We also like to go off the beaten track,  we love the Camden area, it has such a cool relaxed vibe, that feels different from central London and it is packed with food establishments and pubs, perfect for taking the load of your feet. You can chill with a beer and of course a meal and do a spot of people watching. Last time we visited London, Purrezza vegan pizza restaurant was on our list and we loved it, I always like to search online for a website with recommendations before a visit in to the city.

So where to next?

Well here is what’s on my list;

Restaurants to visit in London


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Thursday, 16 August 2018

My home improvement plans and wish list

You may of seen earlier in the year, I was on a decorating buzz, I redecorated our bedroomdining room and hall, stairs and landing, as well as giving the kitchen a lick of paint to freshen it up. Things then slowed on the decorating front due to the hot weather, and of course that little bug bare, MONEY.

My home improvement plans and wish list

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The Animal print trend what to buy


Animal print never really disappears but it does go quiet every now and then, but it is back in a BIG way, every clothing website you visit, animal print features heavily in the NEW in section. You literally cannot get away from it, and I think it's gonna feature massively in Autumn/Winter fashion. So if you are not already on board with the trend, you probably will be by Christmas.

The animal print trend what to buy
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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Garnier skinactive NEW pure charcoal black tissue mask review


I am a sucker for a face mask, especially if it's NEW in the shops, my curiosity gets the better of me and I just have to snap it up.

I have recently got into sheet masks, I must admit I never used to be to keen on them, but I have persevered and now enjoy the cooling feeling and I certainly enjoy the super soft hydrated skin, I have after using it.

Recently I picked up this new offering, Garnier skinactive pure charcoal black tissue mask , a black charcoal based hydrating mask, that promises to purify and hydrate, and I am all up for that.


Garnier skinactive NEW pure charcoal black tissue mask review


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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Purezza Camden the Vegan Pizza restaurant everyone wil love


Now as a disclaimer, I am not a Vegan, however I do have to eat dairy free, so by default when eating out I often choose the "safe" Vegan option. Since going dairy free, there has been a PIZZA shaped hole in my life, that has up till now been impossible to fill, often Vegan pizza, is either cheeseless or has a sparse topping of frankly inedible "fake" cheese.

So when I heard about Purezza, a completely vegan restaurant serving pizza with their own vegan cheese, I was sold on the idea.


Purezza camden vegan pizza review


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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Jumpsuit styling, finding the one for you


Jumpsuits are having their moment, and I have been dying to get in on the action, except I'm not sure they suit me. I have tried on tens of jumpsuits, and had not found one that didn't make me look like a sack of potatoes. The one featuring in this post, is a little number I picked up on a whim from Primark, and I must admit when I first tried it on, I was sure I was going to return it, but with a little tweaking in the styling, I decided to keep it, and here I am attempting to rock it.

Let me know in the comments if you think I pull it off!


Styling a jumpsuit


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Saturday, 4 August 2018

Late Summer buys that will transition into Autumn


This "heat wave" seems to be continuing indefinitely, putting everyone in the UK in uncharted waters. We are simply not used to long hot Summers, and tend to not invest in to many Summer pieces, unless you are going away, there is no point. 


Late Summer buys that will transition into Autumn

Dress - Marks & Spencer 
Photography - Hayley 
But..............

This Summer is different we are now entering August and the Summer shows know sign of slowing down, many of us have exhausted the full extent of our summer wardrobe, but are reluctant to invest. 

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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Revolution Pro Eyebrow cushion in Ebony my first impressions



Revolution makeup has really had an overhaul recently, changing branding and collaborating, with a whos, who of influencers and the like. The brand has a huge following and has already produced many must have products in the beauty world.


Revolution Pro Eyebrow cushion in Ebony my first impressions

Revolution Pro Eyebrow cushion in Ebony my first impressions

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