February 24, 2016

T2- Love, Friendship and Tea.

 On Saturday I received this gorgeous parcel of goodies from T2. I have never tried anything from them before so i was super excited to try out a flavor. I had no idea they would send me five different teas to try, this made my day. It all came wrapped in an amazing Chinese wrapping paper, so I snatched it from my post man. 
 When I opened the parcel I noticed instantly they sent me over four teas with my tea cup. Creme brulee, perth Breakfast, Sweet dreams and Gone Surfing. I am so excited to try out sweet dreams, I am slowing becoming in love with a cup of tea. 
 Look how beautiful the packaging is, I love the colours and the text on the front. T2* is a well known brand and they have designed some tea cups ready for Mothers Day. It comes with a beautiful designed China tea cup and strainer. My mom is a huge tea fan and I know she would adore something like this on Mothers Day. 

 I am in love with the pattern on this tea set, it is something I would love to have in my kitchen ready to try out all the teas. All the colours are gorgeous and I am excited to share it with my mom, shes going to be so pleased.


Over on the T2 website there are so many amazing products, I just know this is going to make me tea mad. The tea pots look amazing, I am on the look out for a cute tea pot for my kitchen, these might just do it. 

What do you think of this gift for Mothers Day?


February 17, 2016

The Am & PM Tag.



1. What is your morning beauty routine?

I start of my beauty morning routine by washing my face with hot water, using my Tea tree skin care bits from The Body shop. I then use my No7 cleanser to make sure my skin is extra clean, then moving on to my day creams and eye creams. It tends to change depending on what time I start work, I have early shifts that start at 6 in the morning, so I admit I do all my beauty stuff very fast. 

2. What's for breakfast?

I tend to make quick food when I start at 6 in the morning, this will be cereal. I am loving the caramel Shreddies at the minute. If i start at midday I tend to make egg on toast. I need to learn to eat much healthier things in the morning.

3. Coffee or tea?

When I drink coffee my skin goes all bumpy and sore so I stay away from it. I do love a good cup of tea every now and then in a cute cup.

4. How long does it take to get out the door?

Depending on when I start work, I can get ready in 30 minutes or sometimes I shower and take my time with my make up. In general I can get ready really quickly.

5. What is your go-to makeup look on a fuss-free morning?

My go to make up has to be my Match Perfection foundation from Rimmel, concealer from Collection. My eyes I like to use some really dark black mascara to bring out my eyes, the brands I have are Rimmel and Benefit They're Real. My go to make up tends to be my everyday make up for work, I use more eye shadows and eye liner on my days off.


6. What is your evening beauty routine?

I love a good night routine, I find it hard to sleep after a long day at work so I have a nice warm bubble bath to start off with. using all my favourite products and I pick out a face mask to use, I have so many face masks, I am loving my sea mud one from The body Shop at the minute. My skin gets dry during the winter so I cleanse my face with my No7 cleanser, removing all my make up. Removing make up after a long day feels so good, I love to use rich body butters and I put lots of night cream on my face too. I will do a blog post showing my am to pm routines soon. 

7. Snack time! What's in the bowl?

OO I love anything to do with chocolate, I have a really bad sweet tooth. Salty popcorn watching a good film or chocolate. I tend to have sweets at work, which needs to stop.

8. How do you wind down and prep for bed?

Lately I have had a really bad cold that own't go away so sleeping has been great. I fall asleep as soon as my head hits my pillow, I'm usually a bad sleeper. Work keeps me tired and busy so I tend to have a bath, do all my beauty routines and read a blog,book or magazine whilst cuddling my dogs.

9. Cozy up! What are you wearing to sleep?

I am a huge fan of being comfy, so i tend to buy a lot of Primark pj's or I wear my boyfriends jumpers to bed.

10. What are some things you must do before hitting the hay?

I check on all my animals, like my guinea pig and my hamsters. I let my dogs out and then they follow me to bed, I love to hug them after a long day. I fill in my 100 days of happiness planner and lay down to watch some YouTube.

I found this Tag on this lovely blog, go read her answers too.


February 09, 2016

Decorating My Bedroom.

 So in January you may know I moved house, I have become so obsessed with home ware lately. This house feels like home compared to our old house, so I have been so excited to decorate it. I am a huge fan of Home Sense, Ikea and H&m home, so this will be a theme in my house. I am also wanting to up cycle things and make things for my house. Such as art work, I'm going to do a blog post on this too. I picked up the lamp from Ikea, side table too, the bunny print is from The Range. My bedding is from Ikea, our theme for our main bedroom is botanical. Hints of grey, black and white and a big book case which I will show you further in the post.
 Me and my mom make a day where we both are free each month and we head over to The Range, we help each other find some bits for our house. We are both doing up our house and we have so much fun doing it. I found this plant in The range and put two little birds into the gravel to make it fit our theme. The stool is something my mom had, she painted it white and gave it to me. It makes this corner of the room look well put together and I love it.
 My mom got us these two candle holders from a little farm shop as a house warming gift, I love how well they fit into our theme. They have gold feathers on them, and I love the green. One side of this shelf is for my beauty books, favourite books and the other side is Robs favourite cook books. This makes it fair when you share a room with a boy, he loves the new room. 
 A lovely friend of mine made me this dream catcher, I did a review on it a few months back. Her business is called Ethereaia and she makes bespoke hand made dream catchers. This one she made for me fits in so well with the theme of my bedroom but it adds something special to the room. It is one of a kind, unique to your space. 

Heather Caton textiles.

This shelf has to be my favourite part of my room, my friend heather painted me portraits of my dogs for Christmas, a gift from Rob. I love them and it is something I will keep forever, my dogs mean the world to me. Having their names under the portrait make them so special, I look at them everyday and it makes me smile.  I got the frames from Tesco for £3, which is a bargain but them finish of this look so well. The penguin was a Christmas gift from my mom two years ago, I am so happy to be able to show it off now on my book case.

This is a small amount of progress that we have done so far, i would love to do more posts like this soon to show you how our home is getting on. 


February 08, 2016

Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Her.

One / Two / Three / Four / Five / Six / seven.

Myself and my boyfriend rob celebrate Valentines Day but with small gifts or days out. This year we have decided to celebrate our six year anniversary and Valentines Day together. Our plan is to get something small but make a day off something, walking our dogs, making a lovely tea or going out for the day to the zoo. I have decided to share with you some small ideas for gifts, little tokens to say i love you.

I am obsessed with the Build a bear Toothless, this is something I have pointed out to Rob for my gift. He is adorable and it is something we love watching together. I have included some key rings, i am on the look out for some cute ones for my new house keys, the heart emoji is something I would love. We all use emoji s so this would be a great little gift for someone this Valentines Day.

Topshop always have such great clothes in, I wish my bank balance would allow me to shop there but as I am an adult I have so many house bills to pay. I love this cute stripe top with a small black heart on it, this would be nice to wear with jeans. 

Over on Asos I fell in love with so many cute things, I love these little tins. They would make a great gift for someone who loves to store things like make up, rings or even food to take to work. Hannah Maggs make up bags would be a great gift, they are special and look amazing. I love all the prints and this would be great to get as a gift, we all love having a cute make up bag to store our make up in. She is one of my all time favourite bloggers/ Youtubers too so supporting her would be amazing.

What would you like this Valentines Day?


February 07, 2016

Home Sense Blog Event- Love At First Find.

 On Thursday Night I headed to the Trafford Centre to meet up with Laura before the Home Sense event. We met up outside and we were met by two lovely people who set up the event, honestly it was one of the best blog events I've been to. They set up some food for us, which was great I had come straight from work. I love having blog event in Manchester, its great to have some close to home.
 How cute are these desserts, they had sandwiches and drinks ready for us which was lovely. They were so kind to give us a £25 home sense gift voucher to spend in store during the event,myself and Laura challenged each other to see what we could find.
 We were drawn in by all the flowers, we both are obsessed with home ware so this was the perfect event for us. I would love lots of fake flowers in my house along side real plants, so that I can make my house feel bright and fresh for Spring. Below I will show you what I found, I fell in love with so many things.
 I love this chair, this is the style I am looking for, for my living room. this section was one of my favourite parts of the shop, I wish my lounge had these pieces in them. The colours made the area for me, its what I want for my house. 
 Baby blue is one of the colours I know I want to work with in my house, this would have been great for my house if I could have carried it to my car. I love how different it is, in Home Sense you never know what you will find. We walked around the shop about four times to have a good look at everything. Now that I am looking at these pictures I wish I had picked up those cushions too. 

 So lets talk about what I found for my house, thank you so much for the Gift card. I found a new note pad, you can never have enough of them. I love the zebra design, Laura said that is a note pad for you!! I found this A sign for my bedroom, I think I will move it to my office when it is complete. The note pad was £3.99* and the sign was £4.99*.
 Myself and Laura found this cute mint basket, we said it would look great with Lush bath bombs in it. This was £7.99* which is a bargain. I love all the colours I found for my house and they all work really well. As we went around the store we talked about what we wanted to find, what we needed and what would work in each room. I love my vase that I found, this is in my dinning room now, the lilac shade is gorgeous. 

 This was my favourite find, I would have bought two if I could. I decided to buy one for my bedroom. This cushion was £12.99* and it works really well in our bedroom. Everything I found fits in well and they all add in something new to my house on a budget. I love Home Sense you can find some great pieces and they all seem to be a bargain. I have just moved into a new home and I am getting really into decorating it. On this cushion I love the pop of yellow, I am wanting to add in pops of colour to the room.

I had so much fun at this event, it was just what I needed to cheer me up after a long day at work. I want to thank the lovely people who set up this event, I could do it all over again. 

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