NARS Amarapura



I haven't really got any metallic nail polishes so when I got this for my birthday I was more than pleased. It applies really easily because of the width of the brush and dries in no time at all. I tend to only need one coat as it's super opaque and it doesn't chip for a few days even without a top coat. The colour is a really shiny metallic silver which literally looks like you have aluminium foil on your nails so I'm v. impressed!


REPURCHASE? YES.

5 Things to do in the Sunshine



Go for a picnic. 
A few of weeks back myself and Toby found ourselves strapped for cash and not knowing what to do on a bright and sunny day. So he came up with the ingenious idea of going for a picnic at a local park. All we spent money on was petrol to get there and some food from ASDA for sandwiches, drinks, etc and the total for both of us came to £12! It's so lovely to just sit down, away from the internet and enjoy someone's company! 


Go to the beach.

Another cheap idea! Grab a coolbox, some suncream and a bat and ball then you're ready to go! Even if it's not quite warm enough for a dip in the sea then you can still chill out with an ice cream and friends!


Go Ape.

So this may be a more expensive idea but when the sun's out it's the perfect time to attempt Go Ape! I completed it a few years back and it's so much fun and hilarious to do with your family or friends. Just make sure you bring plenty of water with you!


Have a BBQ.

Why not have a barbecue if the sun decides to make an appearance? All you need to buy is a few packs of burgers, sausages, rolls and some drinks and you're good to go. You can even get your friends to bring some food each so it's even cheaper! Don't forget about UK weather though and be prepared for a spot of rain!


Have a car boot sale.

Instead of spending money on an expensive day in Brighton or London, why not earn by heading off to a car boot sale to get rid of some old stuff! You can sell some old winter clothes and even summer clothes that you've fallen out of love with!

Summery-ish Haul



Summer's here which means time for a new wardrobe. So with that in mind I've been trawling through the whole of ASOS, Topshop and Missguided over the last few weeks to pick up some summer pieces. The checked shirt was first on my list of things to buy, such an essential for summer and perfect for the festival season as well. The basic t-shirt I bought will also go perfectly with the shirt to layer underneath or even just on their own with a pair of shorts and trainers. The leather shorts (not shown) I bought on a whim, I can imagine myself wearing these with so many different outfits in summer! Another pair of shorts I'll be living in are these pyjama shorts from Topshop which I got with a matching cami, perfect for going to the beach for a dressed down look! And last but not least, the two vests/jerseys. I'm going through a stage at the moment where I'm just loving vest tops layered with an oversized shirt and some necklaces.

CAU





If you have read this outfit post then you will know that Toby treated me to a bite to eat at Cau for my birthday meal a couple of weeks ago. We had the most amazing food and I just had to write a blog post on it. 

I thought I'd be fancy on our arrival and order a cocktail but to be honest I'm really not a cocktail person so I wish I had just ordered a beer! It was drinkable though, but I can't remember the name unfortunately! We then shared a plate of hummus and crisp breads with aubergine caviar and chilli which wasn't the biggest portion but the homemade hummus was to die for.

So now for mains.. At first, the idea of a large sirloin steak suited me down to the ground and I thought it would be ample for me, but Toby had ideas of his own. He was adamant that we would get the 1200g steakboard consisting of 400g of lomito rump, 400g of spiralled ribeye and 400g asada de chorizo which is essentially a fat old cut of smoked steak. Not to mention the addition of chunky chips, skinny chips, coleslaw and a salad! But it being my birthday dinner and all, we decided to go for it! I have to say it smelt and tasted amazing, the spiralled ribeye was definitely my favourite and the coleslaw was deeeeelish! Surprisingly we also managed to get through pretty much all of it, only leaving 2 chunks of steak and a couple of chips so kudos go to me and Tubs!

After leaving it a good half hour we somehow managed to find some room for dessert so we tucked into a plate of churros with dulce de leche sauce which was too good! Their pudding menu is one of the best I've seen around and next time we go, I'll definitely be eyeing up the three-milk cake which the waitress recommended!

So there we go, a quick run down on our meal out in Cau! I really recommend the place and for everything we ate and drank, it came to a pretty reasonable amount at the end! 10/10 from me!

So Classic



FEATURED: TOPSHOP TOP, ZARA SKIRT, OFFICE BOOTS, CHANEL BAG, MICHAEL KORS WATCH, WAREHOUSE NECKLACE

As you may be aware it was my birthday a week or so ago so as a special surprise Toby took me out for dinner. We headed to Cau which is an Argentinian chain restaurant in our local area and I can't recommend it enough! There'll be a post coming shortly with more details of our dinner so get excited for that! I wore this amazing Zara skirt which I've featured in a few outfits before but I just think it's so classic (hence the title) and is the perfect item to wear on a smart/casj evening. I did end up changing my bag choice though and I went with the new Michael Kors bag which Toby spoilt me with on my birthday!

The Must Have Product for Summer



As we approach summer time it means our skin will be exposed to a lot more of UV damage as we spend time on holiday or even just outside having a picnic. For me, I take a lot of care of my skin as the sun starts making an appearance in summer as not only do I not want a burnt nose, but I don't want blocked pores, skin damage or spots either! 

The perfect product to prevent this (ooh there's a mouthful), is the Benefit Dream Screen which is a lightweight and invisible SPF. I used this religiously for the whole of last summer and it really works. It's matte on the skin and non greasy so it works well as a primer as well as on it's own. You only need to apply the smallest amount so it lasts forever and the secure packaging makes it great for travelling. I find it quite a nostalgic product now as the smell throws me back to mine and Toby's holiday to Italy last year which is probably another reason why I love this so much! It's £25 which may seem expensive but for the job it does and how long it lasts, I think it's priceless!

REPURCHASE? YES.

Doom and Gloom




Apologies for such a depressing title, it's just the May weather hasn't been too great this year. My birthday is the third and the last time it rained was when I was five, so I was pretty disappointed to wake up this year to the sound of rain crashing down on the roof! But anyway, here's a quick snap of a recent outfit for you!
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