Sunday, 19 June 2016

Lookfantastic June Beauty Box Review #LFJETSETTER

This month has been manic so far so I'm so happy to finally have the time to properly delve into this month's Lookfantastic Beauty Box, and it's a good one!

This month's theme is Jetsetter and the box is full of goodies that are perfect for sunny holidays and hot weather, even if you've already been on holiday or aren't jetting off anywhere just yet, you'll still love the goodies in this month's beauty box. 

With a total of 7 (7!) products worth over £65 as well as the July edition of Elle magazine, this is SO worth the money. If you subscribe for 12 months it's only £11.25 a month, which is a pretty good deal seeing as the Caudalie eye cream in this month's box is worth £22 on its own.

Anyway, let's explore this month's box...

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Spotlight on Salford: A Weekend at Worsley Park

Exploring new places is one of my favourite things to do, whether it's ambling around the British countryside or soaking up a completely different way of life overseas. But, sometimes it's just as fun to explore where you actually live, seeing it through the eyes of a tourist rather than your tired eyes which just want to get home and watch the new series of OITNB.

A few weekends ago we indulged in a staycation in Salford, one Saturday afternoon we packed up the car and drove the few miles down the road to Worsley Park Hotel and Country Club for a little R&R. 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

The Ideal Home Show

This weekend is all about adulting, we're going to see a potential new house (to buy, like actual grown up people) and spending all of Sunday exploring The Ideal Home Show at Event City in Manchester. I am straight up obsessed with interior design and homeware already, we haven't even bought a house yet and I already have so many ideas about what I want so I can't wait to get some more inspiration.

The Ideal Home Show has been running since  it was founded by The Daily Mail in 1908, originally it was set up as a way for the paper to increase their advertising revenue but it soon turned into a place for everyone to be able to discover new trends, styles and products to transform their home, rented or owned. It's now owned by Media 10 and focused around interior inspiration, innovation and shopping!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

National BBQ Week: Homemade BBQ Sauce and Pork Kebabs

This week is National BBQ Week and even though the British weather isn't really playing ball, FourWalls have challenged me to create a BBQ recipe so I thought I'd give it a go.

BBQ food is one of my favourites, but we rarely get a chance to indulge in it thanks in part to the weather and in part to not actually owning a functioning BBQ. Disposable ones at the ready!

This recipe is great for sunny days and rainy days as you can either use the BBQ sauce as a marinade for meat or veggies before they go on the BBQ or as a dipping sauce for pretty much anything you fancy.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Dry June

Malbec with rump steaks and Prosecco on rooftops, light fruity cocktails and Aperol Spritz, ice cold lemon all served up with gin, these are a few of my favourite things. But I'll be ditching them all for the month of June.

I've never drunk alcohol for the purpose of getting drunk (as full fledged adult anyway), it's always been because I love the taste, there is something so satisfying about a large glass of red at the end of a long week at work or a cold glass of Prosecco in the sunshine with family and friends. But even though I never go out binge drinking, it does add up and I could definitely do without it for a little while.

There are a few reasons I'm ditching booze for June...

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