Friday, 4 July 2014

Tropical days

I know I promised a few months ago that I would begin posting more regularly again, time really does just seem to be whizzing by and before I know it 4 months have passed - scary.

Anyway, having booked our next getaway it's got me onto thinking about holiday 'essentials'. Every time I try to be savvy and pack light and every time I fail! I never wear everything I take but somehow I feel better knowing I have many options!

For air travel I always like to make sure I am comfortable, and take a jacket (for plane air-con and coming back to the UK afterwards!)
Yesterday, I found the perfect travelling trousers in Matalan

These gorgeous tropical hibiscus print tapered trousers are just £16.00 and are made of the most fabulously soft material.

Because of the gorgeous colouring in these, you can mix and match them with pretty much anything!

Here's what I'll be wearing with mine:
Black Cap Sleeve Bardot Neck Bandeau from New Look.

MOTO white denim jacket from Topshop.
Tropical flower necklace also from Topshop

Crossover combined heel sandal, now in the sale, from Zara

Now I just can't wait to jet off!! Have you found any fab holiday buys recently?


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Spring Tee's

I hope you are all well and had an amazing Easter which included eating your own body weight in chocolate eggs??

I had a wonderful time, the weekend just passed so fast. I popped out on Tuesday lunchtime to grab a sandwich and ended up popping into Matalan (well, it is right next door to Morrisons!) and ended up buying these two gorgeous T-shirts.

I don't know about you but I think they are perfect for spring and go with just about anything.

So far I've worn them with Jeans and skirts, now just waiting for the weather to try them with my denim cut offs and sandals!

There are lots of other prints too, and at just £6 each you can afford to stock up!!

Which are your favourites?????

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


I just had to tell you about my experience with Barry M Gelly hi-shine nail paint.

I bought this pink little beauty in boots a few weeks ago as there was an offer on. That night I pained on two coats and a week later it was still almost perfect. Its the longest lasting polish Ive had for a LONG time!
I decided I need to buy some other shades so when I saw a two for £6 offer in Superdrug I thought why not! There are some amazing vibrant colours and some lovely pastel and neutral shades too, you can see the full range here.
I decided to go for these two lovely spring-like colours which I think will go with pretty much everything. I predict an evening of nail art ahead!

The creamy shade is 'Lychee' and the orange shade 'Papaya'

If you haven't tried this polish yet then you really need to as it's super-fab. I think the 2 for £6 offer ended today in Superdrug but I believe it's being replace by a 3 for 2 offer! It's also buy one get one half price at Boots just now too!

Friday, 28 March 2014

If you buy one album this year - make it this one!!!!!!

Today's blog is about a different kind of buy.........

I went to see Chantel McGregor at the Gala Theatre in county Durham last week and I was blown away! So much so I just had to share it with you!
Chantel has the kind of amazing raw talent that makes you wish the gig would never end, the hour and a half passed so quickly it was unbelievable. I didn't know much about Chantel before I went to this gig and now I only wish I'd found out about her sooner!

In a world where most well known guitarists seem to be male, I like Chantel even more because she's so girly and she plays the guitar barefoot wearing in amazing floaty dresses. Don't let the cover of the album and the sweet girly appearance fool you though - this girl is fierce!

At the end of the gig I purchased the album 'like no other' for £10.

The album consists of 12 songs. Nine of which are originals and three of which are covers.
The covers include Robin Trower's Daydream, Sonny Boy Williamson's Help Me and Fleetwood Mac's Rhiannon. Five of the tracks are acoustic.

Chantel works with Robin Trower's bandmates Livingstone Brown on bass and keyboards, and Chris Taggart on drums.
The album is just under 64 minutes long and leaves you wanting more, Chantel has set a very high standard with this album. It will appeal to a very wide audience of all ages. It's very radio friendly and full of catchy, melodic hooks and choruses. There is something there for everyone to enjoy, and lots for most people to enjoy.

I love this album from start to finish and it has been on repeat in my car for a week now and I have no plans to remove it any time soon!

If you are not a huge blues/rock fan then listen to track 1 'fabulous' I think this song strikes a chord with all of us girls who like a good night out on the town, it's the perfect 'getting ready' song. Even my friends who only like 'pop' music have bought the album based only on hearing this song. I think this song could do amazingly well in the charts!

The best £10 I've spent in a long while!!

For more info on Chantel visit her website  or her Facebook page and there is a fabulous biography here.

Go buy this album now - you won't regret it!! And please let me know what you thought??