Friday, 25 April 2014

Lunch, shopping and coffee!!

Friday is here finally here and I'm meeting up with Nowara for some lunch/coffee and a well deserved catch up it's been a few weeks since I had seen her last. My morning was a little busy a few things had to be done before leaving my house but the main thing was what do I wear?! It was a little frustrating trying to figure out what to wear with the weather being cloudy but trying to brighten up and predicted to rain all afternoon and not cold. I decided to choose a pair of black ponte leggins which are just super comfortable (Matalan), a berry swing vest (H&M) and my favourite purchase this year (so far), my River Island check duster jacket. Which the outfit worked out perfect, it tried to rain but didn't last long, phew! We got some lunch and done a little shopping (I promise) and finished off with a coffee and of course talking about everything! 

Friday, 18 April 2014

Best Hair Oil Yet !

I was recommended a while back to try out this Fantasia IC Brazilian Hair Oil Keratin Treatment by a very good friend of mine Daniel, who does my hair from time to time also a hairdresser of course LOL! He gave me a couple samples of it to try and some Nice and Curly Same Day Repair Cremé and I confess I had forgotten about them for a few weeks!! I finally remembered to use the Brazilian Hair Oil after washing my hair one day, I put a smaller than a pea sized amount in my hand, tipped my head forward and just massaged it in, concentrating on the ends of my hair. The smell is just heavenly. I try not to put too much oil\serums in my hair as I tend to make it look greasy at times. I noticed after I blow dried my hair how soft it was, at that point I was not finished with my hair I then straightened it. After I had finished (finally!) I just ran my fingers through my hair it felt soft and smooth and most important it looked healthier which is what I need after the winter. I also use this when I want to have my hair wavy/curly, I do the same when it's towel dried I massage it in but I will a little more (to stop the frizz) and use the Nice and Curly Same Day Repaire Cremé and braid or style as desired. I was slowly getting through them and I was thinking for a while I need to purchase some as this is becoming a must have air product. I have spent a lot of time and money in the past looking for the right serum for when I have my hair straight and I thought I found it when I purchased the John Freida Frizz Ease Serum but I would often stock up on them when Boots have the 3 for 2 offer but now since using the Brazilian Hair Oil I have noticed the difference in my hair. Being that this is not your standard hair product you would get in your local high street shop I thought I would have to do a bit of research to find it but luckily Daniel had already told me a shop known as Julie Shop stocks it or you can purchase it online. There is a few other shops that stock Fantasia IC products but not all of them stock this one. Priced at around £6/7 the bottle size is 171ml (odd measurement I know) I think its very good value for money as I know it will last me and keep me going at least till the end of summer. Hope this helped anyone or persuaded them to get some ! x 


Friday, 11 April 2014

Mama Mia an Tea at the Ritz.. Amazing!!

Yesterday I started my day by waking up at 7am and I was not impressed as it was my day off but it as for a good cause as myself, my Mum and Nan were going to my favourite city, London, in celebration of my Nan's 70th Birthday. Surprisingly I was ready and packed to go by 9:45, for anyone who knows me this is an achievement as I'm not normally ready on time! But I do make it wherever I'm going (how I don't know! LOL). I was struggling so much to even pack my suitcase as we all know this British weather can be deceiving and change all of a sudden but I saw it was sunny in the morning and was warmish I braved it and decided to dig a pair of my Ted Baker sandals out from under my bed and seize the moment! We arrived in London Liverpool Street just after midday and then made our way on the underground to Holborn and then a short walk to our hotel, in Covent Garden. By the time we got out of the tube station it was a warm and sunny day and it was perfect as we heard the weather going to be terrible next week? We got a quick bite to eat the had to get refreshed and ready to make our way to the show which was due to start at 3pm. 

I had two outfits planned but I opted for a sleeveless black midi dress with a red Aztec kimono (River Island) pair of flat black shoes for comfort as we was walking to the Novello Theatre from the hotel and we was not exactly too sure how long it would take us. We arrived in plenty of time bought a programme for souvenir and then went to find our seats. The show was absolutely amazing, the singing and dancing. There was many naughty gestures and funny bits, it will certainly keep you entertained! As it was all our first time we did not know what to expect but I will certainly be seeing shows in the future! The only downfall is the seating as I am slightly taller for a female there was no leg room and being sat down for so long and pretty much no space to move around it did become a little uncomfortable.

After the show we made our way to Leicester Square station (as Covent Garden was closed) to then make our way to Green Park to have Tea at the Ritz. We arrived super early so we decided to pop to a coffee shop just to get a drink whilst we waited. When it got closer to our Tea sitting I changed my shoes and opted for a pair of black court heels instead of the flat shoes. It was very frustrating walking in the heels as they kept getting caught in the cracks of the pavement and nearly lost my heels a few times which my mum and nan found this funny. We walked in and it was just stunning lost for words the décor was just simply beautiful just as you step into the Tea Room there was a gentleman playing the piano which just completed it. We were seated and had a chance to take it all in and see what teas were available. I went with one of my favourite teas Rooibos Red Tea, another gentleman came but with our perfectly cut sandwiches and a few cakes, then our tea arrived and they poured us all our first cup. Later they brought out freshly made scones which were still warm and some clotted cream and jam, they were amazingggg!! We enjoyed several cups of our chosen tea, sandwiches and cake and scones which was more than enough and I should have ate but I was in the Ritz it had to be done. Once we finished I decided to put my flat shoes back on and we made our way back to the hotel we was all drained after such a long day but we did manage to have a glass of wine or two to finish the day off in style.

Overall Thursday was a very enjoyable day ! Will definetely recommend this to anybody but maybe do them on seperate days..

Friday, 4 April 2014

A Casual Friday In Suffolk

This is my first ever blog post as you can see lol, well here goes ... I've spent my Friday with my BFF Nowara (as most Friday's are spent with her), strolling through our town and visiting Christchurch Mansion, which I have not been there in years and then ending up in the beautifully relaxing Cult Café/Bar on the Waterfront. The weather hasn't been too great today like it has been previously but im glad the rain did not make a show as I wanted to get out and take some pictures and try pursue with the photography as it's something I really enjoy a lot. Heres a few snaps from the day. 

Me browsing through Christchurch Mansion 

Christchurch Mansion and Chinese Beef and Fried Mushrooms and Chips (Cult Café/Bar)
Enjoy x
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