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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Stila A/W | Vivid & Vibrant

I was so happy that I was invited to the launch for the Stila A/W new Vivid & Vibrant range. I was too poorly to attend the last one, so I'm really happy I'm feeling better in myself and able to start going to more of these events. I have quite a few lined up as well so watch this space!

Back to the wonderful Stila range, I was vlogging on the day of the event which you can see here. There are some clips of the products and the talk we had. It was held at Harvey Nichols at The Mailbox in Birmingham. The mailbox is gorgeous and I need to go back another time and have a good look around for sure. Throughout the month of September it is being referred to as Holly Nichols to promote women empowerment which I think is amazing!
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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Flashdance The Musical | Belgrade Theatre



I mentioned in my recent vlog that I was going to be attending Flashdance the musical. I was excited to see it as I've never seen the film, I know it's a classic like Dirty Dancing or Footloose but I just have never seen it and I have no idea why and now realise I have been missing out. I was blown away by the show, I've never seen a full on musical before and didn't expect them to be this good. IT certainly given me the show bug and I want to see more. 
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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Peppa Pig Live | Lily's First Show

(All pictures courtesy of Belgrade Theatre)

 Lily and I were lucky enough to be invited to see the opening show of Peppa Pig Live, Lily is only just 1 and I wasn't sure how she would respond to being in the situation of the show and so many other children around her. She loves Peppa Pig anyway so we went and took my sister and her daughter. When we arrived we were surrounded by so many prams and children it was chaos but we found our tickets then went to find our seats. We had a really good view and Lily was just looking around, enjoying her crisps taking it all in. 
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Monday, 10 September 2018

Making Memories | Printiki*


People take photo's everyday now, photo's of themselves, their friends and their food. I do as well, I also have hundreds of photos of Lily. She is just so darn cute. All these photos are tend to be kept online, on the computer or your phone. It isn't a common thing now to go and get your photos printed and then put them in frames or put them in a photo album.

I think it's really sad, I mean don't get me wrong I love my compact DSLR but I used to look forward to the excitement of going to get a roll of photos printed and never knowing what they would look like until you print them out and laugh at all the silly ones. I still love printed photos and I will also get them printed and put them in frames around my house.
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Saturday, 1 September 2018

The Body Shop Go Bananas Event | Coventry

Remember when pick and mix was only like 1p each, remember those tasty foam bananas? Now imagine smelling like that all day. Perfection right? Bring on the new Body Shop Go Bananas range, I literally cannot get over how amazing it smells, I wish you could smell it through the screen. If you walk past The Body Shop, go and have a sniff but ideally after pay day because it's so hard to not buy it.

I have been in the process over the last few months of setting up meets and events for bloggers in Coventry. I was lucky enough to arrange this one with the local Body Shop and it was a huge success, the bloggers had an amazing time and the staff really enjoyed it too! I can't wait to arrange more. Blogging is my passion and not a lot was happening in Coventry so I decided I would make it happen and I'm so proud of myself and pleased with how it has gone. We have such a lovely group of bloggers who regularly attend events and I love seeing new faces.

The atmosphere was so excitable and blogger-esque everyone was chatting and getting those snaps. It was insta stories galore! Now onto the best bits, the products. So from the amazing sweet banana smelling range that you should use if you want to smell like a tropical princess. We have the classic, the body butter. Any body butter I use is from the body shop (normally coconut is my go-to) is amazing, it makes you skin feel super soft for the whole day and the smell doesn't fade instantly like some butters.

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Not Myself



As you will of noticed I have been away for a bit. By away I mean not actively blogging or posting on social media. I have no excuse and I'm starting to realise I don't need one. Not really. Sometimes the pressure of feeling you need to do something can make it so much harder to do. There is a lot I'm going through at the moment and trying to juggle in life and it just seemed that it burned me out and I just needed to take a step back, take a deep breath and regain control of my life. I also do feel partly that things got a lot more all over the place during the Mercury retrograde.
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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Top 10 Desk Exercises To Do In The Office


There are a lot of reasons for the growing obesity epidemic across the Western world. But a big one is the increase of our sedentary lifestyle. To put it simply, between the commute, the office, and the internet, we sit too much! Along with that, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, work related musculoskeletal problems make up 32% of work-related injuries and illnesses.
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