Sunday, 19 April 2015

Sundays: Whipsnade Zoo. 
Hello everyone, today I went to the zoo with a couple of friends for a birthday celebration, even at the age of 19 we still felt like kids it was great! Whipsnade Zoo was around a 45 minute drive from where we live and it was a MASSIVE zoo, in which you can either walk or drive around. We decided to walk around (but soon regretted it when we realised how cold it was!) But anyway it was such a lovely day and they had so many animals, I thought I'd share them with you. 
The zoo was split into sections, with Basic animals, Europe, Asia and Africa and and this made it easier to make our way round. 
My favourite was the Giraffe's, they are such beautiful animals and the elephants. So both those animals were a must to see.
I would say its a great day out if you live near the area, although prices for tickets were £25.00 for an adult and £35.00 to take the car around, so a little steep but I suppose if you spend the whole day their it might be worth it. I definitely one of those things that is a one time treat. 

Hope you had a lovely day 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Food: Breakfast-Poached egg. 

Good evening everyone, I just thought I share my breakfast I had today. As you know I usually go for a porridge, but if I'm being honest I have recently got bored of it, I think it's because it came my staple breakfast throughout winter having it 4 days a week. Its now time to venture out.
So instead I had poached egg on brown toast with a side of fruit. 
It was very delicious and kept me full until lunch time, I usually have 2 poached eggs but I ran over of eggs for that this morning (sigh!)
I think having fruit of strawberries (love how they are back in season), raspberries and grapes was a perfect little touch to the dish. 
I have found if I don't have some sort of fruit in the morning I feel like my breakfast is not fresh and new.

Hope you had a lovely day

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Outfit of the Day: 

Hello everyone, 
Today in the UK it is another lovely day, so I thought I'd share my spring inspired outfit with you all. 
I love spring as I get to wear pretty dresses and sandals, and actually feel girly for once!
Apparently tomorrow's wear is not so optimistic and it will be cloudy and cold, so I better make the most of this outfit today. 
The dress I'm wearing is thick enough to be a spring dress and it is such a flattering shape, and is something that can be worn every years as the shape definitely won't go out of style.

Dress-: Miss Selfridge
Sandles -: Bertie (John Lewis)

Ps: I found it so hard to get pictures like this! No one was round to take a photo for me.
Have a lovely day 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Life: Bike Rides

Good afternoon, I'm in a surprisingly happy mood today; the sun is shining and it is 24 degrees in England which is super hot for this time of year. 
So today me and my family decided to go on a bike ride along the river, and stop over and have a picnic with homemade tea and cake- picture perfect english day. 
Everything about bikes rides I love especially, along the river; as everyone says hello or smiles and it just makes you feel so cheery. 
The path along the river wasn't that busy therefore it was a lot easier to cycle as you did not have to constantly worry about people being all around. 
I think bike rides are a great source of exercise as being in the outdoors it doesn't feel like your are doing any vicarious cardio (unless you travel up the hill that is!)
But I think bike rides are brilliant for clearing your mind, you can just cycle along and look out at the river with the swans and ducks guiding along, almost tranquil in a way.

Ps. I did try and video and then edit, but I got too impatient because it didn't work- I should probably practice that before I go to Australia. 

I hope you had a great day

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Life: Spring Cleaning and Sunny Weekend. 

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I have been so busy doing revision that I haven't had anything interesting to write. 
But the other day I did a bit of a Spring clean of my room in my revision breaks (which is the most productive day ever!)
I have been wanting to spring clean my room for a while because I felt like I had so much stuff that I didn't really need anymore or receipts  pieces of paper were just shoved in draws, and I'm a really tidy person so eventually I just thought I need to tidy up and organise this whole mess! 

Then, this weekend has been super sunny for England, and it has got me in the perfect mood for Summer and Springtime, which is my favourite time of year. Therefore, I seemed to an a little more on a packed weekend (usually its just work!) But below are some pictures of what I got up too, my first bike ride of the year along the river and lakes was so pretty, and very much clears your mind. 
I also went out for breakfast in Hertford, Giambrone's Italian Deli and Coffee Bar, which I might do a review on that later! But they're breakfasts was so good, although I just had scrambled egg on ciabatta it was very filling and was very delicious. 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Beauty: Seventeen Lipstick- Colour BON BON.

I recently purchased a lipstick (see my Cambridge post) and spent the whole day yesterday wearing it. I have come to the conclusion it is probably the best non red lipstick I own. 
It is such a natural colour, very moisturising and so easy to apply that I think it will quite easily become my everyday lipstick. 

*Colour 4/5
Literally, this lipstick is the perfect colour for me, it suits my skin tone so well. As I have fair skin and dark hair, I always feel like I have trouble finding a lipstick that I can wear on a day to day basis, that suits my skin tone. Well I believe I have literally just found it. Its not too dark for everyday for me but again not to light so my lips are still visible amongst my face!!  

*Price    5/5
This lipstick in Boots, was £4.65, which I think is fairly good for a lipstick (and a perk for me if I use it everyday and run out quickly) Compared to all my other lipsticks which around about £2 more, it is the cheapest of my lipsticks. But the quality is just the same. 

*Application 5/5
Maybe because I'm so used to applying red lipstick (which is an art in itself) this lipstick was super easy to apply, and anything that was messy you could easily clear up with your finger and it would not smudge. I applied this lipstick both with carmex underneath and without, and to be honest the lipstick was so moisturising that I think from now on I don't need the carmex underneath, as it does the job on its own. 

*Lasting 5/5 
It lasted me the whole day, and obviously I just touched up after I had my lunch, but other than that it did not seem to wear quickly or loose its shine. This could be because it is a lighter colour and therefore harder to spot when the lipstick starts to fade, but nonetheless, there was no really aggro with this lipstick. 

*Packaging 4/5 
I think the packaging for this lipstick, is fairly nice, its just a simple silver mirrored case. This makes the lipstick look a little bit more expensive than it actually is but over all the case suits the lipstick fairly well. 

Have you tried any new lipsticks recently?
Have a good day 

Monday, 6 April 2015

Easter Monday:

Today was such a lovely day that my family and I decided to go to Cambridge for the day. Cambridge is only an hour drive from where we live and is super easy to get too, I don't know why we don't go more often. 
I love everything about Cambridge, especially the countless array of bikes locked up, cobbled streets, old shops and of course the old university buildings. 
I even took a couple of pictures of things that I thought looked pretty and therefore I thought I'd share them with you. 
We just spent the day literally roaming around the cobbled streets, passed the shops and along the river and even though we didn't do much I just love wandering around places and taking everything in. 
It has become a family tradition to go to Cambridge around the Easter Break and this year was no different.
I even brought a new lipstick, which I shall wear tomorrow and then review it. 

I hope you had a lovely day 

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter: 

 Sorry I haven't posted much over the past few days I have been super busy, and seemed to have loads of dinners, drinks and parties to go to (they all come at once!) 
As it's Easter Sunday today, I just thought I'd wish everyone a happy easter. I always find Easter kind of a low key holiday , that not many people take consideration towards. However, I do always find the hot cross buns, and easter egg chocolate to be so much nicer!
Today, me and my family are just having a roast and then probably sit and watch a film. I love days like this because you get to spend some quality time as a family. 

Happy Easter
Have a good day 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Viewpoint: London 

I spend most of my days in London due to attending university there, and I genially believe it is one of the best cities to have the privilege of living near.
One of my favourite things about living in London is the mixture between old new and history. Everywhere you turn has some historical vibe. 
Below I some of the photos I have taken over the year from wandering around London. 

 One of my favourite places to walk through is Russell Square and Bedford Square, on the way to Senate House library. There is something about this place which makes me feel like I'm in 1940's London. 

 What's your favourite place about London?
Hope you had a good day