Friday, 14 November 2014

Anjolee Jewellery: Diamond's Are A Girl's Best Friend!

So yesterday I turned 22! As per usual I needed the perfect 'Birthday Outfit' to wear on my special day and this year I choose a lovely dress for my meal out with the family. I chose a dress as it's super easy to accessorize with a lovely pair of shoes and what else??
A diamond necklace!
When it comes to a woman's jewellery wardrobe, it can contain many types but every woman wants to own something of the diamond variety! Everyone knows the famous line.. 'Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend!'

The website Anjolee have a beautiful selection of jewellery of all types and they are all drop dead gorgeous! The perfect high-end present for a special lady or to treat yourself can be found here and you definitely wouldn't regret it! The prices are super reasonable and the website is easily laid out with beautiful pieces to help you find your perfect piece!

So here are my favourite picks from the website that I feel would really make an outfit Birthday Ready and to give you some ideas to treat that special one at Christmas time!

Diamond Drop Journey Pendant

Perpetual Romance Journey Necklace

Three Prong Triple Gemstone Pendant

Triple Star 3 Stone Diamond Drop Pendant

Surrounded With Love Diamond Pendant

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Let Our Eyes Show The Fire In Our Hearts Tonight

Biker Jacket - Peacocks
Skinny Jeans - Topshop
Boots - T K Maxx
Beanie - Topshop

This newly purchased Glitter jumper has become a major addition to my wardrobe and I've been wearing it so often already that I know it'll get me through the winter! It's super cosy and great for layering, definitely a talking point too! I'm loving the glitter pieces that have stormed the shops this Autumn and I can't wait to buy more! I'm totally in love with this piece!
Unfortunately it's been absolutely freezing this week so i've been making the most of layering with my biker jacket, skinny jeans and my favourite cosy boots.
The glitter makes this outfit stand out which I love, it's great when one piece really makes an outfit!
Happy Tuesday everyone! Enjoy the week ahead!


Saturday, 8 November 2014

My Birthday Wishlist!

My 22nd birthday is now looming and on Thursday I will be considered yet another year older! But I know how young I still am at heart; my love of retro gaming, cartoons and Disney will tell anyone that!
Although I haven't got anything big planned i'm looking forward to indulging in a little bit of retail therapy and spending a bit more than I usually would!
So these are a few of the things I've got my eye on..

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Hallmark Hotel Gloucester - Spa Day & Afternoon Tea

Back in April for Mother's Day, I treated my mum with a voucher from Virgin Experience Days for a Spa Day & Afternoon Tea at one of 5 locations.

It was a super easy experience to buy and then we rang the hotel and they just told us to turn up when we liked!
 So on Thursday 16th October, we ventured out and set off for an adventure and headed to the  Hallmark Hotel in Gloucester..

From the outside the hotel looked picturesque and spacious, it was in the middle of the countryside too so placed in a lovely setting - in the Summer I imagine the scenery is beautiful!
When inside we headed straight for the spa and pool area, the staff were really friendly and professional, all dressed up too..

The spa area was spacious and very sophisticated, it has a very lovely feel to it. The changing rooms very also very large and the decor was lovely! I loved the giant clock and the lockers looked fresh and new.

The pool area itself was gorgeous but unfortunately I obviously couldn't take any pictures in there!
They has a steam room and sauna available to use and supplied free cups of water from a machine in the corner. The pool area was a large oval with wooden bridges where you were able to cross over, in the centre was a bubble pool which was filled with hot water, which the main pool surrounded in an orbit. There were also tables, chairs and sun loungers around the edges of the room and two smaller massage pools branching off to the sides.
The hairdryers in the changing rooms were Remington branded and free to use! That was definitely a bonus and the shower room had separate cubicles with doors to respect your privacy, I could definitely say that I could get used to going there on a regular basis!

After we'd spent a good few hours in the pool area, bubble pool and in both the sauna and steam room we were starting to feel a bit peckish! It felt wonderfully relaxing and we were totally at our lesisure!
So we changed clothes and headed to the lovely cafe area for our Afternoon Tea..

It was only a 5 minute wait for our Pot of Tea and large cup of Coffee to arrive at the table followed swiftly by a lovely array of finger sandwiches and mini desserts! The service was friendly, professional and lovely, we thoroughly felt as if we were being treated!

We were surround by delicious finger sandwiches of Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Egg and Fresh Ham - the Salmon was divine! The cakes included were; Shortbread biscuit rounds, Mini Black Forest Gateaus, Chocolate Brownies and or course Scones with Cream & Jam!

This was all that remained..

Mum: Necklace,  Dress.
Me: Bag, local market. Dress, River Island. Boots, H&M

After eating we felt full in a good way and proceeded to relax and chat on the softer sofas in the corner of the cafe. We has a nosy around the hotel inside and out to explore a little before calling our taxi to whisk us back through the beautiful countryside to the train station. I think we would definitely come again, the main restaurant looks like it would be lovely to have a meal in and we would love to go back next year for an overnight stay! I'd definitely also invite along my sister and sister-in-law as I think they'd love it as much as we did, it was a welcome treat for this time of year.

Thankyou Hallmark Hotels and Virgin Experience Days for a perfect Mother / Daughter day!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Autumn Faux

20cm Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri with Textured Ceramic review

I was over the moon when I was asked to work with Moderna to review this gorgeous frying pan! Not only does the green colouring brighten up my kitchen, it is the best frying pan I think I have ever owned!

The packaging is one of the most attractive I have ever seen and anything that states the word 'Earth' on make me think it's a greener product which is always a winner for me!
The non-stick coating actually works! Which is saying a lot since I have bought a lot of products stating this; when cooking fried onions, mince and especially eggs they haven't stuck at all and have cooked to perfection!

The design of the pan is absolutely stunning, it is something i'm proud to display in my kitchen and I would have no hesitation in buying more products from the Ozeri range! The frying pan is really light, which surprised me as it is so robust and well made.

I opted for the 20cm diameter pan as I have never owned a pan that small and thought it would be great for a bit of a change - the possibilities of using it are endless!
Fried eggs have never been so delicious! No sticking, breaks of the yolk or trouble when turning!
The 'honeycomb' patterned base allow the heat to fully surround the item(s) being cooked and distributes the heat evenly. This allows things to cook perfectly every time with a minimum amount of oil used which also makes for super easy cleaning!

The instructions state to pour in a tiny amount of oil and distribute evenly - to do this I tip around half a teaspoon of oil into the pan and then use a piece of kitchen towel to coat the base and get rid of any excess. There looks like there is hardly any but that's the point of the pan, so the oil doesn't overheat and burn. It also boasts a heat-resistant handle so there will be no nasty accidents from accident prone people like me!
Everything I have cooked so far has come out perfectly and washing the pan requires simply some hot washing up water and a soft cloth wiped around the pan, it is done in around 15 seconds!

I would definitely recommend this pan to anyone looking for a smaller frying pan, i'm looking forward to making pancakes in mine soon! For the price of £19.99 it sounds slightly expensive but I have no doubt that it will last me many years as the quality seems so amazing! The RRP is actually £39.99 so youc an save £20 on Amazon right now! Buy it here.

Find my other Ozeri pan review here if you're interested!