Friday, 26 September 2014

Liverpool Haul - Lush and Pull & Bear Goodies

Had an amazing day shopping today. I haven't had the chance to have a proper look around the shops for a while because I've been so busy, so it was long overdue.

I've been after a pair of casual black ankle boots for ages now. I have loads of boots but I usually end up buying either brown ones, or knee high black ones. I found a lovely pair in Pull & Bear that not only look really cool and stylish, they have just the right size heel to keep them casual (although you could obviously dress them up too) and they're super comfy.





While I was in the store I also snapped up a sleeveless check turquoise and black shirt. I'm planning on wearing it with black skinny jeans and my new ankle boots :)




I then went to Lush and treated myself to some goodies. I LOVE Lush, I could spend all day in there! If I had the money to buy literally everything in there I would. I bought 'Marilyn' which is a blonde colour treatment, my hair is coloured and after a while it has a habit of going a little bit brassy. Hopefully this will freshen it up in between trips to the hairdresser. I also bought 'Big' - the girl in the shop recommended this for volume as I have fine hair and really struggle to get any volume unless I back comb. It smells absolutely divine so can't wait to give it a go! Has anyone else used it? If not, what do you use/recommend for fine hair?


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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A Week in Cornwall

Just got back from yet another lovely week in Cornwall :)

We stayed at Trewince Holiday Lodges again (www.trewince.com) and the weather was glorious all week, it was like being abroad. We had a BBQ at the beach, went to the Gardens of Heligan and just generally relaxed and forgot about the stresses of everyday life. We also chilled in the jacuzzi every day, we just avoided the summer holidays so we pretty much had it all to ourselves!


On our last night, Ben treated me to a lovely meal in the Idle Rocks in St Mawes, its definitely going to be one of my all time favourite places, I absolutely loved it. I had probably the nicest lychee martini I've ever had in my life! The food was amazing too.






Another highlight was visiting the Minack Theatre, which is an outdoor theatre cut into a rock face! Its surreal, we saw a show there sitting on a rock with the stormy sea right in front of us, just incredible. 





I already wish I was still there, but I've stocked up on Cornish tea, shortbread and clotted cream to ease me back in to everyday life gently :)




 Photo by www.benwalkerphotography.com


  Photo by www.benwalkerphotography.com




 Photo by www.benwalkerphotography.com




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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Ben's Birthday Weekend - Hotel Break

Had a lovely midweek mini-break to celebrate Ben's birthday :)

After work we packed up and off we went to the secret location I'd booked, which was a hotel called Seiont Manor, that I found through www.handpickedhotels.co.uk.


We had an amazing evening, the room was massive (the bed was HUGE) and a lovely meal in the conservatory watching the sunset (we both had steak and it was delicious) We also had a complimentary bottle of wine sent to the room as part of the package :)


We woke up to a lovely view and had a really tasty full cooked breakfast.




After we checked out, we went for a drive (the weather was warm enough to have the roof down, love it)


We share National Trust membership, so we decided to have a look round Penrhyn Castle and gardens, it was beautiful, and there's the first few signs of autumn leaves on the trees :)



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