Monday, 4 April 2016

OOTD: Slow Sunday

A pair of black heeled boots with hello kitty tattoo on ankle
Yesterday I had a pretty slow Sunday as I started work at 1:30pm and finished at 5:30pm so I decided to wear something chilled and relaxed so I stuck on my new Mesh Varsity Top from Yours Clothing along with my black skinny jeggings and black snake skin pumps.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Turtle Bay Cardiff

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A photo posted by Turtle Bay (@turtlebayuk) on

During a recent trip to Cardiff for my friend's birthday (I'll be blogging about it soon) we decided to grab a bite to eat at Turtle Bay, we all love Caribbean food, Reggae music and we are total foodies so we couldn't wait. I'm 1/2 Caribbean and I know how many Caribbean food should taste so I had high hopes for Turtle Bay especially after reading so many amazing reviews. I've pretty much loved every Caribbean restaurant I've eaten in, it's a shame Turtle Bay isn't one of them!

Monday, 29 February 2016

OOTD: Hot Mess

Reality kicked in when my alarm went off at 7:30 this morning. My university "reading week" is over, I'm back from Copenhagen (I'll be posting about it soon) and I'm back to work and university everyday and let's be honest.. I'm feeling like a Hot Mess! Before I headed off to uni this morning I wanted to fit in a quick OOTD shoot. The sun was out and it wasn't too cold so I just went for it.

Monday, 22 February 2016

7 Tips To Ease A Fear Of Flying

I love traveling and I've always loved flying, when I was a child it was my favourite part of the whole holiday. I always wanted to get to the airport early just to see the planes, this love of planes still hasn't left me but about two years ago I got on a plane and nearly had a panic attack I was heading back to Gatwick and my palms were sweating, I felt like the plane was getting smaller, I wanted to vomit, my heart was racing and I needed air and to top it off the flight was delayed. This flight was the scariest flight I had ever been on and I had been on at least 20 flights already by this point. I remember I started to panic more knowing I still had four hours to go on this "tiny tin can" (after the delay) and I was panicking more and more. I remember falling asleep and waking up and falling back to sleep again and feeling like I had actually passed out rather than falling asleep. It was a nightmare! 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

February Make-Up Wish List

I will be the first to say I am a shopaholic, I actually shopaholics anonymous or something! All this spending has got my bank balance crying especially with all the holidays I have booked/have planned for the next 12 months. I decided that I need to stop shopping or at least cut it down, so I'm attempting to only window shop window shopping leads to wish lists and here is my make-up wish list this month.

Monday, 15 February 2016

How To Be More Sustainable Abroad

It's been a month since I got back from The Gambia and it's been super hectic for me and I've had next to no free time to blog but I'm sure you've seen my recent posts about The Gambia, if not the whole trip was about learning how to be more sustainable and learning about sustainable tourism. The trip really did touch my heart and it got my thinking, why don't I share my new sustainable knowledge with my readers and teach them the baby steps towards being more sustainable abroad.


Monday, 1 February 2016

The Gambia Days 7 & 8

My week in Gambia was a hectic one and it was nice to have my last two days in the country be a little more peaceful and relaxing. By this point in the trip I was starting to wish we had extended our stay, I could have easily done with another week just so I could explore a little more.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Gambia Days 4, 5, 6

Group picture at Riverside Kartong
By day four I was extremely tired, I was missing my friends and family back home and I was lost without WiFi or even any internet connection at all. You know when you stare blankly at your phone knowing no one is going to text you, yeah I was at that stage in the withdrawal symptoms. The days were feeling long with the heat and I could have done with a day of rest, in a pool with a cocktail and some breeze but days four, five and six really reminded me why I was in The Gambia, and it sure as hell wasn't for a holiday!
*Warning: Long post alert*

Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Gambia Days 1, 2 & 3

The girls and our teacher
I've been back from The Gambia nearly two weeks now and I've been trying to settle back into work and university life. I've been so tired the last week or so that I've not even thought about blogging. I'm finally back into the swing of things and I am excited to share my experience with you all. I've split my week holiday into three posts which will go live across the next week.
Riverside between Gambia and Senegal
My trip to The Gambia was a university field trip, I went with two of my university friends and my sustainable tourism lecturer. I had traveled with both of my friends before (Cyprus, Cardiff & Amsterdam) but this was our first adventure. The trip was not a holiday, it was a study trip to learn about sustainability, eco-tourism and how tourism affects The Gambia and other developing countries. 

Saturday, 23 January 2016

OOTD: Curves On Fleek

I'm pretty sure by now you understand my love of slogan tees, when I spotted this Layla Curves Slogan Tshirt on Boohoo+ last week I Just had to pick it up! Unfortunately it is unavailable now but I'm so happy I snapped it up before it went out of stock. I am totally in love with it! It's so me!!
Boohoo+ have loads of awesome slogan tees at the moment.
 


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

OOTW: The Gambia

You might have noticed I've been super quiet on social media for the last 8 days, that's because I am in The Gambia and didn't have any WiFi. I had an amazing time in The Gambia, I made so many awesome memories, sort of conquered a fear, met so many amazing people and experienced eco-tourism for the first time. Over the next week I'll be post about my experience in The Gambia but for now I wanted to share my Outfits Of The Week. I skipped out Monday as that was travel day and I was just in my NYC tracksuit (blogged about here

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Sixteen Goals For 2016

Can you believe it is 2016 already!? I sure can't! I feel like last year went so fast but it feels great to look at the new year and wonder what is has to offer me. The beautiful Busy Little Fee had a great ideas to have a '16 in 16' post which includes 16 goals we'd like to achieve in 2016. I couldn't wait to join in as I had already made 6 resolutions and I know if I don't tell people about them I won't end up sticking to them. 

Friday, 1 January 2016

12 reasons to love your body and size

Four different sizes, races and body types.... All beautiful!
Unfortunately we are a generation built on knocking each other down and hating our bodies, it's like everyone is seeking perfection but doesn't know where to find it, and when they think they have they suddenly find something else to 'work on'. Truth be told you're already perfect, in your own way, you shouldn't allow anyone to tell you otherwise. That scar and them stretch marks you have are your war wounds, them legs you don't love look pretty damn sexy to me and them bingo wings you're crying over, shake them like no one is watching! Instead of hating yourself, doing every fad diet that doesn't work (the only thing you lose is money) why not learn to love your amazing body just the way it is? 
If you're a size 000, 36 or 5XL you're body is beautiful, you are beautiful and nothing can change that. 


Thursday, 24 December 2015

December Fashion Wish List

I have been so busy the last month with non stop university deadlines. When I am not at university I am at work and if I'm not there I'm driving to one or the other so as soon as I get home all I can think about is my bed and catching up on the latest soaps rather than blogging! It's Christmas tomorrow and I finally feel settled enough to get back into the swing of things. I have some exciting news too... I'm off to Gambia with my university on the 4th January. We'll be there learning about sustainable tourism and how tourism affects The Gambia and other African countries. It's going to be an amazing experience and a great start to the year. Even though it's not as hot as the summer months Gambia will still be pretty pleasant so I've been looking in the sales to try and find some cute cover ups and clothes. I know Gambia is a lot more conservative than the countries I normally visit so I wanted to make sure I wasn't showing too much skin especially because we will be visiting the villages a lot. I also read that for health reasons I could wear longer clothes in the villages to stop insect bites. 

Because I needed to update my wardrobe I've been searching through my favourite stores and found loads of clothes that I want, but simply can't afford right now or can't think about buying when there are things I need more. *sulks* I wanted to share some of my favourites with you all. 

Monday, 14 December 2015

Three new earrings from The Body Jewellery Shop

Back in September I shared with you my cute new labret studs from The Body Jewellery Shop {here}, I am actually still wearing one of them so when I recently received three more cute studs I couldn't wait to share them with you all.
  
This time I got....