Style // Beauty // Happiness

OOTD: Trafalgar Square, London


Matalan jumpsuit (similar here) | Elliot Rhodes belt  & buckle | Wallis jacket (similar here) | Wallis scarf (similar here) | Carvela trainers | Warehouse necklace (similar here) | Jimmy Choo handbag (similar here)

LOCATION
Trafalgar Square, London

PHOTOGRAPHY BY
Hannah Driscoll

REVIEW: Yumbox


I didn't think I would get so excited over a lunch box until I discovered Yumbox - the award winning, nutritionally designed, leak-proof lunch box. Parents, health-lovers, portion-watchers... listen up!

It's the most convenient invention in the world, suitable for children and adults on the go. Take it with you for lunch, picnics, camping, snacks and travelling with its easy, lightweight features. Yumbox simplifies the task of packing a balanced meal (massive bonus for me as cooking really isn't my thing), by the illustrated food tray divided into five 1/2 cup portions, one for each key food group including protein, vegetables and dairy. Therefore Yumbox gives you reasonable portions for children, and is perfect for an adult who is trying to cut down too. The hardest decision you'll have to make is choosing what colour you want! The Yumbox comes in pink (my fave!), blue, green, red and purple. It's dishwasher safe so no worries about making a mess either!

And if that isn't enough, you can visit yumboxlunch.com/blog for some healthy lunch packing ideas!

YUMBOX - £24.95
Enter JUMD35G at the check-out for free postage & packaging!

I love... Peachy Passionfruit Collection

I love... Peachy Passionfruit Collection*
From left to right; body butter, body spritzer, bubble bath & shower crème
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It was an absolute delight to find these fruity beauties (see what I did there?) arrive on my doorstep on a Saturday morning. I spent the whole day in the bath and then smothered in body butter! I had a lot of positive feedback when I tweeted about receiving these, so I think some of you will be pleased to know they really do smell as good as they sound! 

For those of you who aren't familiar of I love..., they are a bath, body and beauty brand that lovingly creates gorgeous, deliciously scented products. They're fun and sensuous, injecting a little piece of happiness into your life. The Peachy Passionfruit collection includes:

BUBBLE BATH & SHOWER CRÈME, £2.99
Packed with nourishing pro vitamin B5 & free from nasty parabens, it is the perfect addition to your bath time routine. I poured some of the product into my bath and got out feeling so soft and pampered. I have also used it in the shower and acts just like a normal shower gel. It's the perfect two in one!
NOURISHING BODY BUTTER, £2.99
Contains natural fruit extracts & luscious Shea Butter to ensure your skin is kept silky soft & hydrated. I applied the body butter after my bath and the moisture lasted for hours. It's safe to say I was smelling well and truly like a peachy passionfruit!
REFRESHING BODY SPRITZER, £2.99
Ideal for on the go, it gives a burst of fresh fruity fragrance, leaving you smelling irresistible. I love to apply a little spritz in the day to freshen up so this will be going straight in my hand bag. 

Available from Superdrug stores nationwide & online at superdrug.com from 22nd February 2015

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OOTD: The Leather Midi









Speedway t-shirt | Urbancode skirt (available from March) | TK Maxx  coat | Just Fab shoes | Hoochie Mama bag | Zalando necklace | Kat&Bee ring |

With thanks to Emslie Creative. 

LOCATION
Brick Lane, London

PHOTOGRAPHY BY
Hannah Driscoll

Feeling Motivated


I write this after a productive Saturday of cleaning, blogging, washing and de-cluttering! Isn't it one of the best feelings when you sit down at the end of the day and look back at everything you've done? So I'm feeling pretty motivated right now.. but sometimes we all hit a brick wall and need a little bit of a push to keep us going. Here are my top 5 tips to feeling motivated!

1. Plan short & long term goals
I decided in December that I wanted to spend 2015 visiting more places. Ever since I left school, all I've done is concentrate on my career and spend all my money doing internships. It's also really hard for me to save much money as living in London doesn't come cheap! But this year, now that I feel pretty settled in my work, I would really like to see more places. Not just abroad either - I want to visit cities in the UK. I've never really spent time up north and feel I want to see new places! These are my long terms goals. Ticking off short term goals keep you happy every day and make you feel like you're achieving. Short term goals may be writing a new blog post, visiting a new restaurant or going to a concert.

2. De-clutter & get organised
I'm a little bit OCD and am always throwing away old things I don't need any more, tidying and organising my space. I simply cannot work in a cluttered environment. After a little organise it's like a fresh new space and I feel ready to take on my next project! One thing I did recently which I think it really important is throw away all of my old cosmetics. I'd been hoarding so many products that I've had for absolutely years, and let's not forget that everything has a use-by date. So I went through everything and left myself with products that I know I will love and use. It also reminded me of things I forgot I had!

3. Listen to music
I love listening to my favourite music - not only when I'm working but when I'm travelling, cooking, cleaning - it makes everything a little more fun. I like to listen to upbeat happy tunes in the day to get myself feeling positive and energetic, and then classical slow tunes in the evening to wind myself down. I've also been thinking about investing in some cool new headphones. For years I've used the same old boring Apple headphones. Since I use them so much, I thought it might be nice to buy some with a little more personality. My favourites are Skullcandy, Marc JacobsBeats and these cutes ones from Net-a-porter.

4. Invest in new stationary
I get so excited about new notebooks and pens! It's funny how a pretty new pad can motivate you to work. Stationary is a life essential so there is nothing wrong with spending a little extra on the pieces that are going to put a smile on our face! Check out PaperchaseFraser & Parsley and Smythson for some cute bits.

5. Work hard, play hard
Sometimes knowing that evening I'll be out having fun motivates me to get through the day! Working hard is important but if you get too much of it without switching off you may become a little flustered. Go out for dinner one evening in the week, go out on weekends, go for a walk on your lunch break. If you work in an office, I find I need to spend a little time away from my computer screen or I start feeling ill! So I always try to get out on my lunch. Playing hard is just as important to keep a healthy balance between your work and social life. I love my job, but I always ensure to switch off and see friends/family when I can.

Let me know what keeps you motivated - I would love to hear your tips!

NYE: What I Wore

I had a great night on New Year's Eve! I headed out into Bristol with my best friend and partied into the new year at a club called Pryzm (highly recommended)! In December I was gifted with a beautiful dress from Lulu's London and I couldn't wait to wear it for NYE. It's my new LBD! I teamed it with 'nearly black' tights and a pair of gold sequin heels! I bought them years ago from Matalan and always save them for special party nights. It's a simple black lace dress with paneling detail, available in sizes small, medium and large. 

Lulu's London is a UK based independent online clothing boutique, that launched in early 2014. Their clothing and jewellery is all super affordable with great quality. Lulu's London collections are only ever made in small quantities, so you can be sure to stand out from the crowd!

LULU'S LONDON DRESS*
£45.00
AVAILABLE HERE





Me & my girl on NYE
© Gemma Carey

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