Thursday, 25 April 2013

S/S13- Bright and Beautiful


One must have trend this Spring/Summer is 'neon'!. Personally neon is always something I have avoided, however the catwalks have shown me just how to make it work and the high street is going crazy for it!. I think we can make most of the trend in our accessories for a more than reasonable price! Below are some of the items I love and they can be worked into most outfits!

1. Topshop £16 neon snake sip around purse // 2. Topshop // 3. Boots £4.99 Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer // 4. Bershka £9.99 Transparent bag // 5. American Apparel £9.00 Neon Nail Polish // 7. Topshop £35 Trace neon lace up runners.

Yes the scrunchie is back and even our trainers can be on trend. Although I am more of a lipstick than lipgloss kind of girl I highly recommend the Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer, the vibrant strong colour lasts all night and still gives that strong lipstick look. My favourite is the see through clutch from Bershka (4.) for just £9.99, but be careful what you are putting in there!

   Are you going to grab yourself something neon for this Spring/Summer!?

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Baking Mad #3 GIVEAWAY

We finally have our Cookbook to giveaway, excited? We are!

So because this is for a cook book, the obvious route was to do another baking post, yay! This time we went for something which we thought was a bit different, bread.
We actually expected this to be a lot harder than it was, and were surprised that we didn't need much ingredients at all to make great tasty bread. We follwed this repcipe on

This bread was amazing, even though it was just plain white bread, it tasted so good especially with Heinz mediterranean vegetable soup! David also made his own Hairy Bikers Beer and Cheese Bread which was just as good especially toasted!
I definitely would recommend using the website as it so easy to use and there is so many differenet recipes for you to use and browse through. There is also great ideas and inspiration if you're bored or just ran out of imagination. Also definitely check out The Pink Whisk, Ruth Clemens's blog, as we are giving away her Cake decorating book, which is amazing! It has some great tips, templates, ideas, and pictures, there is even a motivational ending on cake decorating!
I think our next baking challenge will definitely be either Chelsea Buns or Scones, because who doesn't love homemade scones! 

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Day out in Lincoln, my shopping haul and OOTD

Hey Lovelies!

Since moving to Leeds for University I haven't really spent much time with my mum, so last week in the Easter holidays when I was at home, we had a lovely and well needed trip to Lincoln as it's only an hour away from my home town to do some retail therapy.

I love Lincoln, the architecture is just wonderful and luckily it was a beautiful day to walk up the 'Steep Hill', we raided Primark, had some wonderful pub grub lunch in Varsity, walked up to the Cathedral and had a look round and then caught the train back home.

This is the outfit that I wore for our day out. My favourite pleated leather look skirt and my charity shop jumper to make sure that I was still fairly warm when walking about Lincoln, as we all know the weather is a bit temperamental at the moment! I also wore my Topshop Hiking Boots as they are great when walking around for hours on end.
I must warn you, this is a heavily photograph based post!
 My hair looks so flat here :(
Jumper; Charity Shop
Necklace; eBay

There is so many cute boutique shops in Lincoln, I think we literally went in every one of them
Momma showing the size of the hill
There she is, Momma Bear
We came to the conclusion that the towers are wonky
Cute houses and cottages which surround the Cathedral

We did a bit of bargain hunting too, raided primark and got a couple of other bargains too!
I love the peter pan on this top! £6
This is such an adorable dress, it even has pockets! This dress will look fab in the summer too
Denim Skater skirt £10
I got some 3/4 joggers for chilling out in the flat in for £5
Adorable Jimmie set for £8
I got these fab glittery leggings from Miss Selfridge (in the sale from £24 down to £7 and I got them for £6.30 with student discount, wooo) At the time I was wearing these and trying to get a good photograph was very difficult. Also the whole time I was wearing them I just felt like a Mermaid. It. Was. Great!
 I got this adorable A5 notebook for £1.75 down from £3.50 in the Paperchase sale.
Paperchase was the first shop that we went in and it's one of my favourite shops because I'm a massive stationary nerd. There was originally 3 of these books, but for some reason I decided to get it on the way back to the train station and I was planning on getting couple, possibly all 3 to make cute photo albums. But by the time I went to buy it there was only 1 left, luckily. I love the pattern on the front of the book and I love the fact the pages are brown, if they weren't I probably wouldn't have bought it!
I bought my cousin these cute Worry Dolls £1.50 which go under her pillow and take your worries away!

My mum also made me get a pair of black skinnies for £11 as I she knows I have such a hate for jeans/trousers and just live in skirts and leggings. I have not worn them yet, but I am determined to get some wear out them and get out of my bad habit. But leggings are just too comfy right?

I also have some great news about our giveaway, the Baking Mad Cook Book is finally on the way to us so our first ever giveaway should be open by the end of the week! Yay!

Have you been to Lincoln before? What you think of my haul?

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