May 12, 2016

SUMMER GRUNGE

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Theres something about a rapeseed field that fills my body with excitement and pleasure,every year when they shoot up from the soil I immediately want to skip through naked...not that I've ever done this and I would probably come out looking like a member of The Simpsons family but still, that vivid yellow colour spread as far as the eye can see never fails to put a smile on my face,after all its the little things in life that fill us with happiness right?

That being said Summer has finally arrived,the days are warmer and longer and yep I'm still dressing in grey,however I did don some sandals and get my arms out so technically its a summer outfit.I'm in love with this Guns n Roses top,I find that high street shops never do band t-shirts well but on this one occasion H&M has done Axl and Slash proud,i've been wearing it non stop for over a week and it could probably do with a wash at some point,I'm off on my holibobs next week and I will definitely be packing this outfit.

Have you guys got any holidays booked?What are you doing with yourselves this summer?

May 06, 2016

PAWSOME

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Pawsome is a monthly subscription box dedicated to your furry little friends.A box filled with 5-6 items specially adapted to suit your fur babies' needs,contents range from toys and treats to handy gadgets and hygiene.I love that there is a parasite treatment in this months box,you can never be too careful when it comes to those pesky little buggers,we have applied it and touch wood there has been no sign of creepy crawlies!
We have tried a couple of boxes now and I must say,Betty and Burt are ecstatic when the postman brings this (P)awesome little parcel.
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Burt being Burt went straight for the soft cuddly Dolphin,he's a sucker for soft toys and is building quite the collection,while Betty was more intrigued by the herbal tea biscuits and Chicken skin strips (which have been demolished already) which was no surprise as all she thinks about is where the next treat is coming from.
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This months box was a massive hit,I must admit I get more excited about this box turning up than anything else I receive in the post,If you haven't treated your pets in a while then why not give this a go? (They cater for all you cat lovers too which is the Purrfectbox) .

Fancy £5 off your subscription? Course you do,use code ukbcm4kc 
Thank me later.

April 18, 2016

NEW IN: HAIR PRODUCTS

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Each season I like to switch up my hair care routine,obviously if you have found a miracle product that works wonders then you will want to stick to it however I like throwing new products into the works and trying new things.I have picked up a few new items that I love and thought I would share them.
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PLANTUR21- Basically this is a caffeine product which aids hair growth in young women,not going to lie,I was a bit dubious when this landed on the doorstep but I can honestly say its brilliant! It does exactly what it says on the tin,it smells divine and also leaves your hair with some texture in, unlike a lot of products that leave your hair unstyleable,with this you can still do updo's without waiting for that day 3 hair.
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PAUL MITCHELL COLOUR REPAIR RESCUE SPRAY - This spray is excellent if you suffer from dry ends caused by colouring,it protects against heat and styling tools,this too smells delightful and tames those straggly ends,I have noticed a considerable difference to the ends of my hair since using this product,its great.

TONI & GUY SEA SALT SPRAY - We all want those beachy waves,no matter how long our hair,i've been trying to achieve them for months and then I stumbled upon this product.I've tried a lot of salt sprays and none of them have quite compared to this Toni & Guy one.Spray into wet or dry hair,scrunch with fingers and hey presto you have effortless waves (without any dry,crunchiness!!).

POPBANDS - These little beauties are a life saver! sick of tying your hair up and hairbands leaving massive dinks? well these don't leave any trace and whats even better is they come in hundreds of cool patterns,Obviously me being me I went for the Black and Grey but they cater for colourful people too.The wide elastic keeps all your hair in place,great to pop in your make up bag for a quick fix style.

MINI HAIR GRIPS - I picked these up on a whim while trawling the isles in Wilko's,I have been wearing my hair in a braid quite a bit recently and thought these would be perfect for those little flyaway bits that always poke out and guess what?I was right,these may look small and useless but they work wonders!

Are you trying any new hair products? Any recommendations will be greatly received.



April 17, 2016

SUNDAY BEST

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You may say this is an incredibly lazy outfit and to that I would reply,well yes it is.
A beautiful hot,spring Sunday has led me to slouching around in the garden in baggy jeans,a t-shirt and a beaten up pair of Converse,however,we can't look perfect all the time and I thought that instead of dressing up and taking photos of my unrealistic Sunday outfit I would be real with you and show you my gardening attire.
We are in the throws of ripping up the lawn and creating a little Courtyard-like sun trap with raised beds and out the front laying a brand new driveway.I have been brought up by two avid gardeners
(being my parents) so having my own little space to grow herbs,veg and pretty flowers has always been something i've hankered after,oh and pots full of Lavenders,I need lots of those!

What have you done today?I hope you are all enjoying the Sun!



April 07, 2016

THE BOMBER

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Bomber Jackets are everywhere this season and I've been on the hunt for a statement one for quite some time.
Day to day I find myself wearing jeans,a t-shirt and trainers so I wanted something lightweight and easy to throw on but also something that packed a punch and is pleasing to the eye,Okay so it might not go with everything but if you are a boring bugger like me and stick to comfy casuals then it's perfect.
You may have noticed in my last two outfit posts that i'm wearing florals,what the fuck is going on you might ask?? Well I'm not actually sure,I can only say that i'm embracing my girly side as of late and can only blame the beautiful sunshine we've had recently,if it carries on you might even see me in a dress!! 
*cough*No bloody Chance*Cough*

How are you all anyway?What are you getting upto this weekend?

April 02, 2016

IT'S A DOGS LIFE

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Betty and Burt are taking over today in a Haul type fashion.
If you own dogs you will know that every few months they run out of    toys,treats and things to keep them amused,they,as well as us humans need spoiling once in while so that's what we did. 
It sometimes feels like you need to take out a loan to keep two dogs happy but this isn't the case if you shop savvy.
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We recently founded a subscription box (like a monthly beauty box) made for your four legged friends.The guys at Pawsome specially select treats and toys that cater for your dogs requirements and it means every month your furry little friends get presents through the post.Whats not to love?
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B&B particularly enjoyed Garfield and the squeaky dog toy, oh and not forgetting the Sweet potato sticks,they almost looked good enough for human consumption.
If they weren't spoilt enough we decided that they were in need of a new bed and some Harnesses,thanks to Ocean they are both kitted out for the next few months and looking as cute as ever.
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What are you waiting for,treat your pets with the love they deserve.


March 27, 2016

PASTELS

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Pastels,pastels,pastels,they are a given for spring time.
Every year beautiful shades of Pinks,Mauves and Sea foam grace the shops and although I usually stick to my greyscale palette the soft hues tend to creep into my wardrobe piece by piece.

I like to keep my pastels muted and a little dirty looking,sounds gross but it keeps the outfit from looking too pretty or prim and proper which obviously isn't my style,the grungy,worn out look is more up my street,I might look grubby but at least i'm trying to introduce some colour into my life,that counts right?







March 25, 2016

SHE HAS A BETTER BLOG THAN MINE

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These days we are so consumed by looking good,trying to make our lives look fun 24/7 so we can post it on our blogs and Instagrams and make it look all pretty,lets be honest...its a massive fucking headache or at least for me it is,constantly feeling like you have to keep up with other bloggers "oh shit she's done an awesome post why aren't mine like that?", "why are my photos shit?","I need that new £1,000 camera so my photos can look like hers", "I haven't posted this week,everyone is going to lose interest and unfollow me", "oh no I have nothing interesting to put on Twitter" yeah you know those thoughts,I'm 99% sure most bloggers feel like this at some point and i'm 100% guilty of thinking these thoughts and stressing about my blog and for what? No one to even leave a comment,to be slated and told you look ugly or a hair is out of place? The struggle is real.
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I've speculated about giving up on my blog plenty a time based on these thoughts and i'm constantly beating myself up about how boring my life is and I have nothing exciting to show but guess what..I have a fucking life!! I have a job outside of blogging,I have bills to pay,I don't have roses sticking out of my arse and I don't live in a world surrounded by blue skies, marble interiors and palm trees,what you are seeing on blogs isn't reality and I have to remind myself of this on a daily basis,I only ever started my blog as a hobby, why has it got to the stage of constant competition? After giving myself this pep talk and a good kick up the bum I thought bollocks,i'm not comparing myself anymore i'm taking each day as it comes,I have great opportunities and the chance to work with some awesome brands,and i'm not tied to my blog as my job,whats not to be happy about?
So come on ladies take a bloody break,have a lie in.If you're feeling stressed about getting a post up then just pie it off and do nothing all day,does it really matter that much if you don't get it done today?
Get off social media are you going to miss much? doubtful.
Get outside and stop comparing yourself to everyone else,its no good for the soul,your blog is unique and no one can take that away.



March 18, 2016

THE FLORAL TROUSERS

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Hell yes for t-shirt weather this week,okay so it was a bit chilly in the wind but the Sun was beautiful and for a second it jogged my memory of what being warm actually felt like.
That being so I donned these floral trousers which are so not me but i'm sick to the back teeth of wearing jeans which are my comfort blanket(other than my joggers) So I thought bollocks...I need to add a touch of spring to my wardrobe and I will do this by buying something girly,obviously I had to add black to toughen the trousers up,I don't think a day goes by where I don't wear something black! Boring I know.
I'm so in love with my new Gemma bag it's been on my arm for the past couple of weeks and it won't be leaving anytime soon,You now when you just find that perfect bag that sits so well,has room for everything but the kitchen sink and looks so effortlessly cool? I've found it for sure.