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Brighton restaurants with Wriggle

Whenever I go to visit family or friends in other cities, I tend to go to the same places every time. Whether that's food wise, drink or even shopping, I'm very much a creature of habit. If somewhere has been recommended to me by someone, or I frantically research and do an in-depth stalk of the website, then I'll feel comfortable. Having said this, I've found something that has changed the way I find Brighton Restaurants.

Having planned a couple of weekend trips down to Brighton to visit some family, I was very happy and grateful that Wriggle contacted me about trialling their website in order to find new restaurants.  Not having used something like this before, I have to say I was slightly skeptical as to how good it would be.


The low down - Wriggle is a website/app that allows you to search the city your planning on visiting to see any restaurants that has special deals they've confirmed through Wriggle. Deals go live anytime from three days before your tri…

Benefit lashes v Burberry lashes

I've been a fan of Benefits They're Real for a long time now and have even got my mum and sister hooked, to the point that they refuse to use anything else. I on the other hand am always up for checking out whats around and realised I had one of these Burberry mascaras unopened in my stash. In a way I wish I hadn't opened it as it's actually making me reconsider my previous full on love for They're Real.

A bit of lash background- Mine are stubborn, straight forward lashes that find it hard to hold a curl for more than an hour......... Enough said.


Benefit They're Real: Holds a curl for a long period of time without any flaking at all. Jet black and after a couple of weeks after you initially open it the consistency changes and is no longer gloppy and in a way slightly runny. Hard to take off at the end of the day so would recommend an oil based make up remover. It works even better alongside the primer that Benefit brought out, but on its own, its still a really …

Quick spring picks for on the go

Recently, during the week I've been really slapped dash and short on time for my makeup application, so, I've been grabbing and going and using these products on the train. I apply my base first at home, which at the moment is my Chanel Les Beiges (and yes I'm still totally in love). It gives such a natural look with good coverage and lasts all day and doesn't wear away. I also do my brows quickly before running out the door which is still my trusty steed, the Soap and Glory Archery. I go through these like no ones business and so thankful they're affordable. Before I head out the door I've been spritzing the Modern Muse Estee Lauder giving me an instant spring like boost. 

My step by step guide whilst on the train is the following:

1: Curl the stubborn cow lashes with my N7 eyelash curlers. Got these last Christmas and they're really not bad. I was very dubious as to whether they'd actually be worth using compare to my Kevyn Aucoin ones and was very surp…

Gluten free crepes and waffles at The Creperie

I hold my hands up, I have a major sweet tooth, and pancakes, crepes and waffles are something I very much enjoy tucking into when I need a sweet fix. With what feels like an unlimited amount of combinations you could have, it's a meal that you'll never get bored of. Having had to completely cut out gluten from my diet (and living with a coeliac for 6 years) I've come accustom to baking and cooking gluten free, however, I never get my pancakes to look like The Creperies!


I was invited by the lovely people at Brightons 'The Creperie' to try out their gluten free crepes and waffles with a friend, and on route myself and my sister couldn't contain our excitement flapping are hands like school kids.


I opted for the lemon and sugar crepe and added banana and caramel. My sister went for the waffle with strawberries and cream, with a drizzling of Nutella (both of which were very photogenic and delicious). Even though they were both made with gluten free flour, they wer…

Thoughts on concealing and my go to product right now

Concealing isn't for everyone, and I'm not one who does it every day. But when you've had a few too many late nights working or playing the only thing that can help disguise those bags or blemishes is a concealer and great application.

Now we're experiencing nicer weather in the UK I'm reaching for my Maybelline Better Skin concealer which is just fab. If I apply it with my finger and dab it into the skin, it leaves a natural finish and stays around for hours and hours. I find I can use it both blemishes and under my eyes, which is a dream.

Some days I really don't feel the need to conceal and definitely see a difference in my skin when I drink more water, sleep more and I just use the concealer to hide any  blemishes I have.

What are your thoughts on concealing? And what's your go to concealer right now?

xoxo

Reminiscing over lush weather and a superfood lunch

Let me set the scene of my current situation. Its late afternoon, grey, wet and all round gloomy. I's sat here with a jumper a blanket and a cup of tea thinking about what a beautiful weekend we had. Even though it was warm, it wasn't warm enough to really bare a lot of skin. I ended up going for this long knitted COS jumper dress which is a little baggy and light weight. This was tucked amongst sale items and of course other black (amazing) COS classics, so I was really happy with this cheeky find.


 Its just tradition for me to borrow my sisters clothes and shoes when I stay at my parents so I have to give credit to her for these gorgeous Office espadrilles. Shoes like this are perfect for the warmer days when its not quite sandal weather. All I was doing was walking around Canterbury, shopping in the sun, drinking green juices and spending time with family.


If you ever find yourself in the South of Kent, you're a healthy eater, gluten free or a vegan, you should hit up Ki…

New hair, new Redken haircare

Spending a good amount of money on haircare has never really been something that's been on my radar, apart from just grabbing whatever is on offer whilst doing the weekly shop. My lack of love, care and attention for my hair was picked up by a hairdresser who I'd never gone to before, and has since changed the state of my hair within just a week. 

Before using these products my hair was unmanageable, being very matted and dry. When wet it'd be virtually impossible for me to get a brush or comb through it and I was just a horrible battle I'd dread. 





The Redken 'all soft' range claims to wash away any impurities that your hair has to make it more manageable and as you guessed, soft. When using the shampoo and conditioner it intensifies the softness and and also adds a healthy shine to your hair once dry. I can honestly say that this is exactly what it does, and I still can't believe I've only just tried out this range. I no longer have lifeless hair…

The Zara print top for mother and daughter

'Fashion for all ages' should be Zaras slogan. Not every shop allows you to pick up the same top as your mum and for you both to fall in love with it. We're both big fans of comfortable outfits and buying key pieces that you can dress up and dress down. So this was right up our street and straight in our basket.
 Top- Zara Me: Jeans- Topshop, Shoes- boohoo, Bag- Whistles, Earings- Vivienne Westwood Mum: Jeans- Next, Boots- Topshop (sale), Bag- Russell & Bromley
The top's quite light weight with pretty long sleeves, and has a longer back compared to the front.  What attracted us to it was not only the striking pattern, but the colour palette. As you can see, we like wearing black so it's nice to include a little colour where you can.  I've said before how much I love the whole pale blush pink/nude which is a nice touch on this top.

I know myself and mum will be getting a lot of wear out of this from now through to summer, and could even be wearing it …