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....

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

OOTD: ASOS Curve Skinny Jeans with Rips

I wasn't a massive fan of Black Friday this year, it was like no stores wanted to take part, they all had pretty rubbish discounts like 20%, which I can get throughout the year with my student card(s). I didn't want to spend Black Friday empty handed so I decided to visit my favourite online store ASOS the day before and see what they had for me. I couldn't keep my eyes off these jeans. They're a little over my budget for jeans but I closed the page and kept going back and looking at them so I just had to pick them up.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Throwback Thursday: Embarrassing Pictures

We all love a good throwback, well I know I do anyway. What I love most about throwbacks is seeing how much I've changed over the years and wow there are so many embarrassing pictures. I look back and think why did I put so much make-up on? Why did I did I have duck lips? Why did I edit all of my pictures so much? But I also think wow, I've changed into a beautiful young lady and my past 'mistakes' make me the lady I am today!  

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

University Student Chrismas Gift Ideas

It's Christmas in 31 sleeps and I'm getting excited! I'm like a small child when it comes to Christmas. I love how magical Christmas feels with all the decorations and everyone's a little more cheery, I'm looking forward to Winter Wonderland, Christmas songs at work and wearing my Christmas jumpers/hair accessories. 
As some of you may know I'm in my third (and final) year at university, I'm currently doing my dissertation and I can't wait to finish my course in April, it's been a drag this year already and I'm only 8 weeks into the term. 
When it comes to birthdays and Christmas my mum has always be one of them people that gets me practical gifts. She knows me so well and doesn't bother getting me things that I don't need/ won't use. I'd rather a new suitcase knowing I'm going on loads of holidays than something useless that will sit in my room and gather dust. It got me thinking, what do I need for Christmas? What do students need for Christmas?

Here are my gift ideas for students

Monday, 23 November 2015

OOTD: I'm Limited Edition

I love a good slogan top, I live and breath them, especially if they have something funny and witty on them and today I decided to team up a slogan vest top from Simply Be with my blue Yours jeggings and my Nike AF1 trainers, I'll of course be wearing my new thick coat when I go out.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Online Avenue: Itzel Retro Look Metallic Strap Court Shoes

Itzel Retro Look Metallic Strap Court Shoes*
 It's been a long, boring week for me filled with assignments, illness and cold weather but I am super excited today as I have total shoe porn for you this morning! 
 On Wednesday I got home from a stressful day at university to these beautiful Itzel Retro Look Metallic Strap Court Shoes* from Online Avenue! I was like a child at Christmas and couldn't wait to get them out of the box and when I did I fell in love with them! Online Avenue actually made my day.