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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Easter Cadbury Mini Egg Nests | Recipe

This Easter I forgave shop-bought Easter eggs in favour of these beautiful, handmade chocolate nests made with dark and white chocolate and filled with fresh berries and Cadbury Mini Eggs. Cute huh?

They're sooo easy and fun to make too! Click 'read more' to see how I made them...

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Bloggers' Fashion Week Event #BLFW

On Monday I had the pleasure of attending the Bloggers Fashion Week Event organised by The Bloggers Hangout. I've been to a few The Bloggers Hangout events in the past so I had a feeling that this one would not disappoint and it didn't!

After a long day in a client's office I was in much need of some fashion and beauty related talk, so I scooted over to the other side of London, pausing for a quick change of clothes and a makeup refresh in Paddington train station (I'm a whizz at that now, I vlogged the transformation) and arrived at Provision Studios in Hoxton.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The Colourful Houses of Notting Hill | Outfit

It's officially spring!!! Haha, I feel like I've already started about three posts by saying that (I'm a victim of hype, clearly) but according to Facebook this past Sunday marked the beginning of spring in England and I trust Google. So yes, as it is now definitely, unequivocally the spring season, I ventured out for an easy Sunday stroll amongst the pretty coloured houses of London's Notting Hill.

While I was there my friend, Evan, and I indulged in a spot of brunch (post on that coming this weekend) and also took the opportunity for a photo session amongst the pretty pinks fa├žades.

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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Best Creme Egg Brownies | Recipe

Hey! I hope you've had a great weekend. With Easter coming up soon I thought I'd bring you some fun chocolate recipes to impress you friends and family starting with the naughtiest one - Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies!

 These brownies are dense and indulgent, with a crunchy outer and melt-in-the-mouth, super duper chocolatey centre. Best of, all each slice is adorned with an ooey gooey baked cadbury cream egg. Don't like creme eggs? Leave them out. This is still the best brownie recipe around (trust me, I've tried and tested them all. I know, I lead a hard life...). 

Click 'read more' for the full recipe and a photo guide!


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Cropped Jumper Styling | Outfit

Hey! Today’s outfit is a colourful one because it is spring after all! I saw a girl wearing a cropped jumper and boyfriend jeans in a nightclub the other day and I thought how cool, different and warm she looked, haha.

I’d never really seen the point of cropped jumpers before that, passing up the trend but actually I can see now how they’re a great, sexy alternative to a strap top in the colder months.
Click 'read more' for more photos and clothes details.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Nike Running Shoe Steal

I got some pretty new Nike running shoes! If you've been reading my blog lately you'll already know that I recently embarked on a fun #90dayfitnesschallenge and, if you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that I've started running as part of that. Now, I'm not a particular fan of running. In fact, it's my least favourite form of cardio. Given the choice I'd much rather play a group sport like netball (but ain't nobody got time for that) or cross train at the gym (ain't nobody got money for that) so I've succumbed to the idea of running because it's a) it's free and b) I can do it whenever and wherever (provided that my chaperone, aka the bf, is willing to tag along when it's dark - I checked, he is).

So, that being decided, I was all set to become a running goddess akin to those we see smugly sprinting across our screens in Nike adverts. In fact, so determined was I to commit to running, that I ventured out in the dark and rain on the first two nights (with the boyfriend in tow, or rather, ahead because he's much fitter than I am) for a well-intentioned run - only to be struck down mid-stride by shin splints, both times.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Healthy 'Junk Food' Pitta Chips & Dips | Recipe

It's the freaking weekend baby (said in an Austin Powers voice) which once upon a time would have meant junk food and / or a takeaway for shizzle. However, in light of my recent healthy eating kick, I've been experimenting with healthy versions of junk foods with lots of successful results. The first healthy junk food recipe I'm going to share with you here is my pitta chips and dips recipe - perfect for pre-drinks nibbles or a night in with the girls.

Click 'read more' for the full recipe!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

VLOG: Car Dancing & Birthday Buffets | YouTube

Hey! I've been really busy lately and I realised that vlogs are a great way to keep my YouTube channel up to date while I'm on the go. My granddad just turned 80 so we made little road trip to Derby so see him and celebrate with an all-you-can-eat buffet! 

There's a little 'outfit of the day' section in there for you too. It's soooo much easier and quicker to share my outfits on video than in blog photos (although I'll still do those because they're artistic and fun). I need to master lighting because this video's a little dark at then end but I'll get there. Embedded video is after the jump! 
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