Reflections And Resolutions.
Lifestyle

Reflections And Resolutions.

Hello! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas with your family and friends. You’ve probably noticed that I’ve gone a little quiet. Well I decided to take the Christmas period off from blogging as I wanted to spend time with my loved ones, as after all thats what Christmas is all about. But as new year is approaching I am back onto my blogging game, stronger than ever (hopefully) and 2015 shall be my year! Now its the time of year where everybody reflects on the past 12 months and here comes all all the ‘new year new…

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Grab A Bite On The Go With UGOT.
Food

Grab A Bite On The Go With UGOT.

Now I must be honest, I don’t travel on trains very often, bar the odd trip to London every now and then. But when I do one of my favourite things about it is grabbing food at the station to eat on the train. Most train stations have the same generic eating establishments, pasty shops and stalls filled with crisps and chocolate. I was very happy to see that Newcastle’s Central Station have introduced some new places during the station re-fit.   Back in October I was invited along to ÜGOT one of the new food units, who specialise in healthy take away…

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Inspirational Reads.
Books

Inspirational Reads.

Since graduating from my Photography degree in the summer i’ve been struggling a lot with feeling uninspired and quite honestly, have been feeling quite down in the dumps. For as long as I remember I’ve loved photography and my whole life revolved around it. I was always coming up with new ideas, having photoshoots on a weekly basis, until I went to University. Doing a degree in photography has sadly ruined it for me, being forced for three years to make work that I really wasn’t that excited about has truly knocked my confidence.  I can’t remember the last time Ive…

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Healthier Choices.
Food

Healthier Choices.

More often than not your first year at University is usually full of drinking, nights out and takeaways. and this often results in something known as ‘The Fresher Fifteen’ where on average students will pile on an extra 15lb in their first year of Uni. In my first year I lived at home and commuted in, didn’t really go out that much as travelling home that late at night was hard for me, and truthfully I wasn’t really into it. But then I moved out into a rented house in my second and third year and HELLO here came the…

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Paul Mitchell | Gift Of Style
Beauty

Paul Mitchell | Gift Of Style

Paul Mitchell Extra-Body Daily Boost*  Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum* Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo* Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner* A few weeks ago I was invited along to a Paul Mitchell “The Gift of Style’ event hosted at the Mosley Street Gary Hedley Salon. We were greeted with Prosecco and nibbles (served by topless and oiled up models which I found a little off putting) and were sat in the salon chairs to await a stylist to do our hair if we wanted. I didn’t actually get my hair done, nor did I take any photographs whilst I…

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Anniversary Date.
Lifestyle

Anniversary Date.

Last Monday was a year since mine and my boyfriend Lee’s first date, so to celebrate we decided to re-create it. Romantic aren’t we? We headed back to the Cafe at Fenwicks, located on the top floor near the toy department (perfect for Lee’s Lego addiction) and had an afternoon of tea and scones. On our first date I was far to nervous to face much food, and truthfully felt guilty about Lee spending too much on me, so I opted for Hula Hoops. But this time I made sure to sample the delights and opted for a red onion…

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Love Niche London.
Event

Love Niche London.

At the end of September I was invited along to the LOVE NICHE LONDON blogger preview, at the LOVE NICHE STUDIO based in the heart of Newcastle city centre. Love Niche Fashion studio was created by fashion stylish Nisha Vedhara who has worked within the fashion industry for over 10 years.  Initially working as an assistant buyer and stylist Nisha realised that many of her clients desired a much more personal shopping experience. She eventually launched her own collection ‘Niche by Nisha Vedhara’ where she offered a made to order service along with a full womenswear collection. LOVE NICHE STUDIO incorporates…

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Christmas At The Body Shop.
Beauty

Christmas At The Body Shop.

Last week I was invited down to my local The Body Shop for a Christmas Blogger event, which are always my favourite to go to. I don’t know what it is about this time of year, perhaps the cold weather and need to fight off a winter chill, but in winter I LOVE pampering. Christmas time is all about spoiling yourself and what better way then running yourself a steaming hot bath and locking yourself in the bathroom for a few hours with a good book. Packed full of sumptuous body butters, fruity shower gels and hand creams, The Body Shop is my one…

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Skincare Newbie.
Beauty

Skincare Newbie.

I have a horrible confession to make. Until the past year and a half or so I was terrible with my skincare regime, if I can even call it that. I look back now and I am horrified at how badly I used to treat my skin, and I would wonder why it was dry and lifeless. I rarely took my make up off before bed (I feel sick at the thought of it now) and when I did remove my make up it was a quick swish of a make up wipe and that was that. I barely touched moisturiser. The…

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DYO Fabulous Jewellery Pre-Launch Party
Event

DYO Fabulous Jewellery Pre-Launch Party

As part of Newcastle Fashion Week  I was invited along to Nancy’s Bordello (one of my favourite local bars) for a pre-launch event for DYO Fabulous Jewellery. This was the only event I was able to attend throughout Fashion Week due to a hectic timetable with my final year at University. However as an avid jewellery maker myself I jumped at the chance to attend and rejigged my schedule especially. One of the main reasons I wanted to attend this event is because of my interest in the brand itself and their overall concept. DYO Fabulous Jewellery is a brand…

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The Bloggers Teaspoon – North East Bloggers Meet Up
Event

The Bloggers Teaspoon – North East Bloggers Meet Up

Now I ADORE blogger meet ups and i’ve said many times before they are my favourite event to attend. There really is nothing better than spending an afternoon drinking tea and eating cake with a group of likeminded people. So when my best friend and blogger Rachel asked me to be the official photographer of her Bloggers Teaspoon even in aid of Lupus, I couldn’t say no. So off I headed, with the aid of my boyfriend to help me carry a truck load of  amazing caramel cupcakes I made for the event, definitely a recipe i’m going to feature on…

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Chummy, Coffee and Cupcakes.
Food

Chummy, Coffee and Cupcakes.

Today I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and headed into Newcastle for a coffee date with my bestie Rachel (AKA Chummy) for a catch up as it feels like an age since we last had a get together. I nabbed a lift into town with my parents and popped for a pre-coffee coffee at Pink Lane Coffee, a local artisan cafe hidden away near the train station.  I’ve been meaning to check it out for ages, but I am rarely in that area of town anymore. I whole heartedly regret this decision as it is DE-LIGHT-FUL! Furniture made from wooden…

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