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June Favourites

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𝕁𝕦𝕟𝕖 𝔽𝕒𝕧𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕤 ✨ 
Not been able to really go out or do a full face of make up but for when I have, I’ve definitely found some new 𝙛𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙨 this month 🎉
𝗣𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄 𝗚𝗹𝘂𝗲 is the most insane product I’ve ever used and I was shocked when I first used it! It’s incredible and absolutely worth trying 👌🏼
My favourite June Product I’ve already posted about so won’t go too much into it but the 𝗦𝗼𝗽𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝘀 from 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 are already some of my fav products in my make up kit of all time! See my beauty page for looks and more comments 🥰




For face make up I’ve been I’ve recently found the 𝗬𝗦𝗟 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 & 𝗜𝗧 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗨𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗘𝘆𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗿 and I’ve used them both most time’s I’ve done make up - the concealer is one of the best concealers I’ve 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 used! It’s a small pot and a little pricey but it’s really worth the money! 
The last make up item is what I’ve been using on nail design…

Lockdown Life: What I'm Watching

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So the main thing I think EVERYONE has been doing during lock down is Netflix and Chilling.. right? Or TV of some kind, so I thought I'd give a few recommendations of what I've been watching and loving lately!

I will throw it out there now, I'm not a big series, binge watching, have to pay attention kinda person! I don't have the best attention span and I tend to only watch stuff that I already like and I don't tend to start new series that are ridiculously long episodes and seasons. I did Game of Thrones and gave up after the first series - I couldn't suss out who was who, who was fighting who or why.. I gave up! So this is more for if you're looking for shorter series, probably a comedy but these are what I've been loving lately!

NETFLIX:
So... let's get this out the way. TIGER KING. I watched the whole lot in 2 days - the one thing I do love is documentaries and true crime stuff and just anything real life! By the end of it I had NO clue what I…

RECIPE: Gin & Tonic Lemon Cake

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One of the main things I've been doing through lock down is baking and cooking -I've always loved baking and cooking but I normally only get time to cook dinner nowadays so I thought I'd make the most of it and get on Pinterest for some cheeky ideas and recipe inspiration and give them ago. I've got lots of recipes to post that I've loved doing but a Gin & Tonic Lemon cake was definitely one of my favs- Nick's too. I saw the idea on Jane's Patisserie (one of my favs on Facebook and Instagram) but adapted it slightly!





It's super easy to make and realllllly yummy - this will be a perfect Summer Party (if we're allowed them!) cake:

INGREDIENTS:

FOR CAKE:
250g Caster Sugar
250g Butter
250g Self Raising Flour
5 Eggs
50ml Gin
1 Lemon - Zest and Juice

FOR ICING: 
Butter, icing sugar, a dash of lemon juice, a dash of gin, and a dash of tonic (adjust until preferred taste).

METHOD:
Mix butter and sugar until soft and creamy
Beat in 1 egg at a time
Add flour …

Life In Lockdown!

I had an email I was expecting this week but my response was not what I expected! I knew the payment for my domain for this blog was up for renewal but I'd told myself that I wasn't going to pay and renew it as I said the same last year and I've not really made any effort with it. I mean, I've not blogged for nearly 6 months so that's 50% of the payment that is pointless! 
But with us all being in lockdown, I thought there's no better time than to give it ago again - especially now I'm part time at work, I'll have plenty of time to get to grips with writing again. So that's what I'm going to do (£100 says by the end of the year I've given up again) - but I've dug out my old blog planners and set myself targets and lists of what I'm going to post about so here we go! 
I've come up with a list of things that I've been doing through lockdown that I can turn into posts; the standard posts like what I'm watching on TV/Netflix…

November Favourites: Places to Eat

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So as I didn't really have any new products throughout November, I have decided to still do a favourites post, but something a little different. I realised when looking through my camera roll that I'd been to some super lovely places throughout the last couple of months - especially through November. I thought I'd do a run down for anyone who is local to Leicester of where to try throughout the festive season. 


I recently visted Gates Garden Centre and whilst the Garden Centre itself didn't excite me too much (this was before the Christmas areas launched though.. I'm sure it would be a different story now!), they have the most incredible farm shop with a huge selection of food- fresh food, meat, puddings, snacks and even a great selection of local gins, beers and drinks. We took away some pies for dinner and some puddings, Nick also picked up a couple of local beers too and they were all delicious. Some come frozen too so it's perfect for picking up this time of…

Black Friday Haul

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Black Friday already feels like forever ago but I’ve been waiting to some parcels to arrive (at what point 5 days before Christmas do I panic that some aren’t here?) so I thought I’d do a little run down of a Black Friday hail as this year I definitely went overboard and I’ve really enjoyed seeing what everyone bagged in the sales! 
From Very.co.uk I managed to get FIFA20 (RIP relationship)  for £36 which I was buzzing about - refused to pay £50+ for a game that would mean my husband ignores me for months on end! 
I also got a few little bits and pieces and Christmas presents including an Alexa (£22!) which Nick also brought me so now we have 2 but ah well.. I also didn’t know that Very.co.uk did the Disney Creations - we have a little gift shop near us which sells them for £80+ but I got Mrs Potts and Chip for just £30 for one of my best friends. 


I saw that Soph did a video about the Mylee range of Gel Nail equipment and colours and mentioned that they had an offer on so I jumped at th…

Our Wedding: Pinterest Vs Reality

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I can't believe I'm actually writing a WEDDING BLOG POST. WHA?

Yep. It's all over. I'm now married. A Mrs.

To stop myself getting down and depressed that it's all over, I keep looking back over photos and reliving it. It wasn't until I went on Pinterest and the first thing that came up was a wedding dress, I realised that it was time to say goodbye to my most pinned board EVER. But as I was scrolling thought it, it made me realise how much I had tried to follow the photos I saw to make my dream wedding. It's certainly interesting looking back at what I pinned and what I liked the look of compared to how it actually turned out... Let's compare!

THE DRESS.
I'll start with the biggest part of the wedding I guess. My dress. It was everything I didn't want. I didn't want anything big or puffy as you can see from the photos I'd already saved. But when it came to trying them on, I realised I definitely did NOT have the figure to wear a dress whi…