Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Above image from TRF Lookbook email

I absolutely love Zara. 

I wish everything in my closet was from Zara. 

I wish I had an unlimited clothing tab at Zara. 

But obviously, this is not the case. Yet....

Payday is just around the corner however, so think I'm going to treat myself to one of the following:

Zara Cowl Neck Rib Knit Sweater (£45.99)

Zara Combined Striped Dress (£59.99)
Zara Polka Dot Dress with Peter Pan Collar (£35.99)
Zara Wedge Ankle Boots (£29.99)

Zara Long Sleeve T-Shirt (£15.99) 

Is anyone else looking forward to payday? What are you planning on buying? 


Monday, 25 November 2013

Saturday Night Out

I recently learned that I earned a distinction for my MSc. Therefore, a night out was very much needed to celebrate! I went to the Grill on the Alley (lovely customer service although my steak was a bit overdone). And wore the following:

Green Leopard print maxi dress from Topshop (this is the Tall version) 
Necklace: Primark

Lipstick: Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick (in 05) (available here)
Eyeshadows: Bellapierre Shimmer Powder Eyeshadow in Earth (available here
Lorac Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow in Movie Star (available here)
 Liquid liner: Bourjois Volume Clubbing Liner (available at Boots)
Foundation: RMK Liquid Foundation (available here)

What did everyone do this weekend? 


Sunday, 24 November 2013


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November Birchbox

I took a brief hiatus from receiving my monthly Birchbox but I couldn't resist any longer. I love getting a box of beauty goodies every month! Plus most are surprises which make it even better.

This months box included: 
Matriskin Collagen MP Serum 
Weleda Replenishing Oat Shampoo
Chella Highlighter Pencil 
Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara
English Laundry Signature for Her Eau de Parfum

Pukka Herbs Selection of Teas 
Birchbox Pencil Sharpener 

I've used most of the products already (apart from the sharpener) and would say I am most impressed with the Chella Highlighter Pencil (probably going to end up using this one like every day) and Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara (gives your lashes amazing definition). 

Highly recommend signing up! It's 12 a month (including shipping and worth it!)

You can learn more here.

Have any of you subscribed to Birchbox?

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

6am OOTD | 19.11.13

I feel like being a bit braver than usual with this OOTD post - after all the photos were taken at nearly 6am this morning! (Please be kind with comments.)

I am a morning person generally, but as it's been getting colder and colder lately my outfit choices have become less exciting due to the fact that I don't want to freeze shortly after leaving the confines of my flat.

6am OOTD

One absolute must for me in the winter time are athletic leggings - absolutely amazing for keeping you warm!

I've had this pair for ages from Nordstrom (Zella brand) but Uniqlo also have some excellent quality ones for a reasonable £12.90 (available here)

Shirt: H&M (similar here)

Jumper: H&M (similar here on sale!) (Or from Missguided here)

Heeled Chelsea Boots: M&S (available here)

What was everyone wearing today?



Monday, 18 November 2013

Fitness Friendly Lunchtime Snacks- 18.11.13

MyP Double Choc cookie

I'm the type of person who would rather eat than workout. I do love engaging in fitness activities, it's just that if a baked good/amazing meal was offered to me vs. a 5k run, I'd definitely go for the former.

Working long hours at work has increased this. It's hard to get to the gym after a 12 hour shift!

Anyways, I've been experimenting with healthier options in terms of lunch to try and boost my fitness through diet (there are only so many salads you can eat...)

These are my top lunchtime picks:

1) MyProtein Double Chocolate Protein Cookies (£16.99 for a box of 12)

[Flavours available: Chocolate Orange, White Chocolate Almond, and Chocolate Mint]

These taste like eating a brownie but have 37.5 grams of protein in them. I'm not a huge protein-nerd as the thought of bulking up like Schwarzenegger scares me (the whole point of this exercise is to resemble Gisele not Arnold after all!) These are also a reasonable 320 calories per cookie. I normally eat half (and share the other with my desk mate) as a snack or have an entire one as a meal.

Exante 1

2) Exante Chocolate Mint Diet Shake (£2.58 for one, or box of 50 for £64.50)

[Use discount code: FREECRUSH at checkout for a Free Raspberry Crush Drinks Mix]

I've tried a few of the Exante shakes and this one is by far my favourite. I wish it was a bit thicker but the taste is actually quite nice. Plus these fill you up! And they're quite low calorie too (think around 200 or so?) plus filled with protein/vitamins. All good stuff!

What's your go to diet snack/lunch?

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas Jumpers!

Christmas Jumpers!

As my first UK Christmas is quickly approaching, I think I need to invest in a Christmas jumper. The question is: which one?! I am utterly amazed at home many hilarious (and slightly tacky) options available.

I'm leaning towards the 'Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal' option from Boohoo.com (here) as I'm a huge Home Alone fan OR the Christmas Pudding with Pom Pom jumper from New Look (here).

What kind of a Christmas jumper is everyone going to be sporting this year?