If you live in Newcastle you’ll be aware that loads of new restaurants have recently opened in Eldon Square, there was quite a few that are restaurants that we already have which is a little disappointing. However there have been quite a few new places opening up for the first time in the city and last month I was lucky enough to be invited along with a plus one to the official opening of Chaophraya, Newcastle’s new rooftop Thai restaurant.  Now I must apologise in advance for the quality of these photographs, I didn’t want to lug my huge camera around…

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When a new year rolls around everybody tends to sign up for gym memberships, aims to drink more water and tries to de-clutter their homes. I’m the first to admit I am a little bit of a hoarder, I tend to hold on to the pointless crap that I don’t really need. It wasn’t until it came to packing to move out last year I decided it was time to have a big clear out and I got rid of all my clutter ready to start afresh. Even after we moved in and it became clear we didn’t have the most…

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You probably all know this already, but I’ve struggled with self-confidence issues for a while now as my ass has grown considerable amounts over the past couple of years. Basically, I’m always moaning about hating the majority of my clothes, rarely feeling good in anything and always feel as though I am having a style crisis.  A few weeks ago it occurred to me that it was less about not knowing what clothes I like, but more about not feeling comfortable in anything anymore. Especially when it comes to the clothes I really want to wear. Does anybody else live…

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Jacket: Zaful  Scarf: Zaful Jumper: Primark (similar) Jeans: Primark (similar) Watch: Daniel Wellington Goodbye 2016 and good riddance! 2016 seems to be the year everybody hated and couldn’t wait to see the back of. Minus all the celebrity deaths (thinking about Alan Rickman still makes me tear up) Brexit, Refugee crisis, Donald Trump etc I don’t think 2016 has been all that bad – not for me anyway. So I thought I’d do a little cliched year summary of the good things that happened over the past year. 1. Home – I moved in with Lee – we were delayed about 8 weeks from…

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Christmas is fast approaching and I can’t contain my excitement! I’d like to say that I love Christmas but I find Christmas day itself quite dull. I much prefer the prep and hustle and bustle beforehand. The shopping for presents, finding the perfect gifts and then getting to wrap them up all beautifully ready to pop under the tree. Not everybody finds Christmas shopping as fun and easy as I do, so today I thought I’d help you out with some little gift ideas for my favourite part of Christmas. Stocking fillers! I’m not sure what it is about stocking fillers…

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Only You, Cannes, Mehr, Nude-ist, Tea Rose When it comes to lipsticks I seem to be all or nothing, its either vibrant reds, deep maroons or nude and natural, I tend not to stray in between. I like what I like and I stick with what I know. So today I thought I’d share with you my five favourite lipsticks for everyday wear. As you can see there’s a common colour running through these five, but I’ve finally found a nude colour that suits me as my lips are naturally quite pigmented so typical ‘nudes’ make me look ill. Although…

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It’s been a while since I last featured any books on here, and seeing as I’ve just completed my Goodreads 2016 reading challenge, I thought I’d share some of the books I’ve enjoyed recently. You’re going to see quite a trend when it comes to my reading tastes it is very much based on the young adult fiction section of Waterstones,  IF I WAS YOUR GIRL This wasn’t a book I’d ever really heard of before, however, I was lucky enough to win a copy via Maximumpop via one of their many book giveaways they host. As soon as the book arrived I…

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Coat: Primark  Top: Primark Skirt: Anita and Green Bag: Primark Shoes: Vagabond   📷 Yasmina As soon as I saw this coat on the Primark press photos I knew I wouldn’t be able to rest until it was mine. Every time I stepped foot in my local store I would hunt around the coat section hoping it would be there without any luck for weeks. Then low and behold on my last trip to the store I saw two women trying the coat on right there in front of me and I knew the time had come. So I raced up…

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At the beginning of the month, I was invited down to Debenhams to an Urban Decay masterclass event hosted by Ellefluence. I was really excited about this as I’ve never had a chance to really try any Urban Decay products, but they’ve always been something I’ve lusted towards. So this gave me the perfect opportunity to learn more about their products – and get some ideas on what to pop onto my Christmas list. The main purpose of the evening was for the Urban Decay Newcastle staff to show us how they would take a daytime look into the evening,…

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Up until maybe 4 years ago I never had any issues with my weight or my body, I was quite happily a size 10 and didn’t worry too much about what food I was putting into my body. However being at University, cooking for myself and drinking more than I ever had, I started adding on the pounds and gained about half a stone or so. At that point I was suddenly aware of how my body had changed, especially given an incident with a nurse who made me feel I had a weight problem when she went to consult…

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📷 Chloe As I’ve mentioned before I’m a huge fan of Autumn fashion, so when Zaful contacted me asking if I’d like to review some of their clothes I knew this was a perfect opportunity for me to update my wardrobe for the new season ahead. After packing up my summer wardrobe and bringing out all my knitwear I realised there was a lack of autumn dresses in my wardrobe, as most of my dresses now are sleeveless. Does anybody else find it hard to get dresses that have sleeves these days?  So when I spotted this leaf print dress I knew…

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If you follow me at all on Twitter you’ll have noticed I’ve not talked pretty much non-stop about Gilmore Girls, and my unadulterated love for Jess Mariano. Growing up this was my all time favourite Tv programme to watch during the summer holidays. I even introduced my Grandma to it, although I don’t know if she loved it quite as much as I did, she happily put up with me constantly putting it on her TV for us to watch together.  You can probably guess I’m pretty excited for season 8 airing on Netflix next month. In preparation of the new…

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