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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Decor Tips | Make your Rented Property Feel Like Home


As you may know from following us on Instagram and Twitter, I'm (Jasmine) currently in the midst of buying a house with my husband. We've gone for a new build and as we bought off-plan, we got to choose our floors, kitchen, carpets and really make it our own without having to do anything ourselves except pay for it. That's a post for another time, but having been renting for over 5 years, we know the struggle of moving into a rental property and having to put up with things that you're not allowed to change. I'm here however, to tell you that actually, you can make a rental your own, it just take a few tactically placed items of decor, some DIY and some elbow grease.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Payday Wishlist | It's Time to Treat Yo' Self



It's that time again - my favourite time of month! On a certain day, a little chunk of money enters our accounts as a reward for all the hours of our lives we dedicate to work. How that money is spent varies from person to person, from saving it all away for a bigger goal like buying a house or a new car you've been needing for months, to splurging on things you want like a new laptop or designer handbag, or just paying bills and getting the shopping in. Everyone spends money differently, but as it's recently been my birthday and my bonus is coming in this month, I'm torn between 'save it sister!' and 'treat 'yo self!'. To indulge my inner demons, I'm going to try and argue it out...with myself... and show you all the wonderful things you can buy with your payday pay packet. 
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Celebrating 6 Years of Sœurs de Luxe | Bill's, St. Albans


Having hit our 6 year bloggiversary this year, we never got round to actually celebrating it. Following Bill's Restaurant, St. Albans's recent relaunch party we attended a few weeks ago and sampling some of their starters, we really wanted to give the rest of their food a try. The meatballs were exquisite and the halloumi fries were divine, we just had to taste more. It's safe to say the diet's went out the window when we visited as we gorged on a three-course feast.
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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara | First Impressions Review


So everyone will have seen the hype surrounding Benefit's £10m #OutOfThisWorld launch of their new BADgal BANG! mascara across the web and rave reviews have been cropping up everywhere. I however still wasn't convinced. Like the good blogger (lol) I am, I really wanted to make my own mind up about the mascara, so put it to the 36 hour test.

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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Superdrug's NEW Some Body Protein Range | Reaching My Fitness Goals

Source: Superdrug.com

Okay, I said in my previous post that I wasn't into the whole 'New Year, New Me' goal setting, but I guess I lied... a little. My goal within the last few years was to get back to my weight in sixth form. you'll see various posts from me in the past few years that try new exercises, diets etc in a bid to lose weight, get fitter and get my old silhouette back. This year, it's just a re-commitment to myself to be better, thinner, fitter. 
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

DIY Lavender Themed Summer Wedding | How I Created The Wedding of My Dreams


7 months ago I married the sweetest, kindest, most generous man I've ever known. After 6 year being together and 3 years living together, on our 6 year anniversary on June 29th 2017, we got married in a barn venue in Hertfordshire.

My wedding took a lot planning, caused a lot of stress and several hours of online shopping to make sure we stayed in-budget. Luckily both our parents were very generous in helping us pay for our wedding, so the venue, food, registry fees, dress, music and flowers, being the most important purchases, were covered.  When it came to decoration and extras, it took a little more scrutiny with our self-funded portion of the overall budget to make sure we got everything we wanted, right down to the last little detail.  Bear with me, this is going to be a long post, feel free to scroll to the section most relevant to you!

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Monday, January 22, 2018

NutriBuddy Breakfast Shake | First Impressions


So the 'New Year, New Me' posts have been cropping up all over the place in the past few weeks, with people promising themselves to be happier, healthier and better this year. For me, I find that setting a New Year's Resolutions is basically setting myself up for a failure; I know myself too well, I know I wouldn't last a week. If you don't make 'em, you can't break 'em! My 'do whenever' goal however does include losing all the weight I've gained since being in a relationship and I am always looking for ways to lose it, long-term.

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Thursday, January 04, 2018

4 Reasons to Visit Turks and Caicos | 30 Before 30


I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions, my theory is if you don't make 'em, you can't break 'em. So, to avoid disappointment and commitment because I'm super lazy, I've created my 30 Before 30 list instead, giving me just over 5 years to get things ticked off.

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

How to Make Your Foundation Flawless with blendSMART2 | Slapp Shop


Think your foundation's flawless? Think again.

Finally, the tool to end all your beauty woes has arrived! This mechanical miracle will not only help you apply foundation, giving you incredible coverage, but will also give you flawless looking skin to even rival Kylie Jenner’s and give you more time to spend perfecting your wings.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide / Beauty


I know i'm more than a little bit late to the party and most of you may have already finished your christmas shopping. I know that I have bought the bulk of the gifts for my loved ones already but I still have a few outstanding gifts to plan, purchase and wrap!

My approach to gift shopping is basically shopping for myself, because I know that if i like it my friend/sister/etc will like it too. This beauty round up of last minute gifts may be just in the nick of time to inspire you to grab some great gifts, or even just as a bookmark for boxing day presents for yourself.
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