Monday, 28 December 2015

Adidas Stan Smiths.

Stan Smiths; a classic in the world of shoes. These babies are my new found obsession. Since starting University, the need for sensible shoes became apparent to me so I decided to invest in a pair of these bad boys.

Trainers never used to be a big thing for me. I saw them as solely a fitness necessity until one day I had an epiphany and purchased a pair of black Nike trainers for casual day-to-day wear. It's fair to say that pair of trainers are my most loved and most worn shoes.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Coconut Banana Bread

Baking is one of my favourite things to do and i love finding ways to incorporate slightly healthier alternatives into my baking portfolio. Banana bread is a great dessert that is slightly healthier due to the high banana content needed to make it.This makes it a great way to indulge without the guilt! Here is a recipe i found for a coconut banana bread which uses coconut as a substitute meaning you don't have to use as much sugar as an ordinary recipe would require. The recipe also uses Greek yoghurt, which works as a binder and makes the bread taste extra creamy and indulgent. This recipe i have tried and tested a number of times and is now my go-to banana bread recipe!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Charlotte Tilbury and RHW

Just like every other gal at the moment, i love rose gold. That isn't however the only reason i love these two products. Though the packaging of both of these products does bring heart-emojis to my eyes, they're both fabulous for the reasons i'm about to give.

Friday, 4 December 2015


November has been a fun month. Having recently moved to University, i'm still settling into my new city and exploring everything it has to offer. As the pictures above exhibit, much of my discoveries were food based (the best kind).

I visited something completely new to me, the Gin Festival. Upon discovering this in freshers week with my also gin loving flatmate and now gin buddy, we decided to buy a ticket and give this a go. Basically this festival travels around the country offering ticket holders a chance to sample gins at four different themed bars. One for international gins, two for British-based gins and one (which was my favourite) for fruit infused gins. Upon arriving at the venue everybody is given a rather lovely gin glass with which you use to travel around the bars choosing your gin and then topping up with your tonic of choice. Next you purchase gin tokens which you then use to purchase each drink.  During this festival I discovered a new favourite of mine Edinburgh Gin Raspberry Liqueur. I also discovered a new favourite luxury tonic - Fever Tree, who sponsored the event. This tonic is lovely and claims to offer a natural way to enjoy tonic. Good news for all health conscious G & T lovers. This was a really fun experience and a great treat for gin lovers alike! I'm hoping this was my first of many visits.

The rest of my month was filled with discovering a new brunch place as well as altering to life as a University student, meaning I actually have to think up meals and cook for myself - how do we cope? As you can see above my creations haven't been too interesting but tasty nonetheless. I'm all about the quick and easy.This month I also made the discovery of Marks and Spencer's Pitta crisps which are my new treat and I seriously need to refrain from eating the whole bag in one sitting.

Last but definitely not least Christmas is on the way!!!! The Christmas food markets have been set up in the city and walking through them is a very cruel thing to do to myself. Resisting temptation to return for more churros as we speak.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Brekky Bowls

Breakfast is one of the best times of the day and porridge has to be one of my favourite foods, that may seem peculiar but true! There's nothing more comforting on a cold winter morning than a nice big ol' bowl of porridge and a brew. However I like to put a spin on what a lot of people perceive to be a boring brekky.