Thursday, 20 October 2016
You know Christmas is here when Lush bring out the new Christmas range. As always they bring out some new gorgeous creations. Two of my new favourites are shoot for the stars and mistletoe. They have amazing colours and smell just like the lush shop which we all love.
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Obviously, food plays a big part when I’m choosing where I want to go for my holiday. After all, it makes a trip worth it if the food is to die for! Putting obvious choices like Italy and Mexico aside, there are some amazing countries which tick the boxes when it comes to food. Here are some not-so-obvious countries where is the food is amazing and worth travelling for!
Only situated about three hours away, there is plenty to interest people when it comes to Portugal. In fact, the Algarve is one of the top rated places in Europe for its beautiful beaches. But foodies will want to flock there for the amazing food choices on offer. Their delicious sardines are amazing and are fantastic on the grill. In fact, you will struggle to find a restaurant not selling the delicious fish. They use codfish a lot to make delicious dishes Pastéis de bacalhau, which is our version of fishcakes. And if you have a sweet tooth, there are many egg-based desserts which will satisfy your appetite including torta de Azeitão. And don’t forget to enjoy a glass of Sangria or two while enjoying the sunset in the Algarve.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
I haven't brought myself anything in quite a while now. Adjusting to leaving home can still be hard. I worked my butt off at work, got some overtime and brought myself a few new things. It's not much but every now and then, please need a bit of retail therapy and let me tell you, it really helps! The first thing I picked up, well actually Scott treated me too. The beautiful River Island Weekend Bag. I'm going away soon on my own to go and see family and I don't want to carry a massive suit case. The patterns are beautiful!
Friday, 23 September 2016
Autumn is here! Well, pretty much. But I couldn't be happier it is my all time favourite season. I know the picture above is old but there isn't loads of leaves on the ground yet and you can see this is a very Autumnal vibe, it seemed suited. I feel so cosy today, I have new slippers and just finished some tomato pasta. I have so many favourite things for Autumn time and want to share it with you as they make me so happy. Hopefully you can feel happier too!
- Pumpkin spice latte's (I do have mine decaf/soy now, but still taste amazing!)
- Different coloured crunchy leaves covering the floor
- Comfort food
- Cosy jumpers
- Berry lips and a smokey eye
- Dark, cold mornings waking up all cocooned in bed
- Crisp air
- Scary movie marathon
- Watching all of the Simpsons treehouse of horrors on halloween
- Fuzzy Socks
- Soy Hot Chocolate with marshmallows
- My flat smelling of spiced apple and cinnamon
- Knitted jumpers
- Making apple crumble
- Scented Candles
- Cosy evenings in with loved ones
- Halloween Lush Products
- Boots and Uggs
- Countdown to Christmas!
What's your favourite thing about Autumn? Let me know in the comments below.
Friday, 9 September 2016
September already, I know. It's crazy. However, I am excited. September means we are closer to Autumn, comfy jumpers, crunchy brown leaves, hot chocolate and cosy nights in. Autumn and Winter are my absolute favourite, with this in mind I wanted to start some goals to complete for this month. So I guess, here we go.
01// Continue with my weight loss
I've been on my Slimming world journey for a while now and I've lost 1 stone 3 pounds so far. It has been a journey and tough at time. I had a couple months where I just couldn't budge or lose anymore and I knew something had to change. I cut down on meat and dairy and it's really made a difference. I feel better in myself and I don't seem to be as bloated whereas before I felt it a lot. I want to continue and I am hoping to lose another 5 pounds hopefully this month and reach my 1 and a half stone award.
Thursday, 1 September 2016
Oud De Nil is available now from Penhaligon’s boutiques and is priced at £156
Penhaligon's is a brand I haven't really heard of before. But I was lucky enough to try a sample of the new fragrance. They challenge the traditional floral and fruity scents that you see in most everyday perfumes.
The Trade Routes Collection is inspired by the exquisite commodities that were traded through the bustling London docks at the turn of the nineteenth century. This was a magical time for London, with cases of fine fabrics, breathtaking spices and tantalising food and drink piled high on the quayside, with more and more arriving each day from exciting and, for many people, mysterious places across the globe, leading to the British capital being described as the Warehouse of the World. Using sumptuous fragrances inspired by the trade routes of the time, Penhaligon’s has created a collection of seven unique modern classics that reflect countries and regions such as the Caribbean, Morocco, Turkey, India and the Persian Gulf.
It is presented beautifully, in a very vintage styled bottle. It's a very musky scent with hints of Bergamot and Rose. I would really use this as a special occasion scent, not for everyday. I recently wore it and had so many compliments. It really is like no other scent I own, highly recommend this to anyone who wants to change things up.
Fancy trying this perfume yourself? Head over to my twitter to win one for yourself!
— E M I L Y (@drainedbeauty) September 1, 2016
Monday, 29 August 2016
When you're feeling low or maybe you just fancy a treat, nothing is better than sweets. Luckily in Coventry, where I currently am a new sweet shop has just opened. Sweets are a nice treat, a memory, something to share (or maybe not).
One of my favourite sweets is strawberry and cream hard boiled sweets. They remind me of when I was little and I would go to the sweet shop and get, what seemed like a huge bag. They would last me the whole week.
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