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Is it just me that has a thing for waxed canvas? I love an old-school canvas messenger bag, and this little lunchbag just made me skippety skip with a shot of happy.
It's a gorgeous waxed canvas outer but it has a real proper grown-up thermal lining inside; perfect for Hot or Cold food, ideal for adventures (does ANYTHING beat a still-warm sausage roll or pasty half way through a winter's walk?) or for work obviously. Made exclusively for Burrows & Hare, I spotted it over on Trouva.
Link in bio, as always - no affiliate, I just LOVE this little bag really very much a LOT.
(Burrows & Hare are my new fave find - there's all SORTS of deliciousness on their site!)
Holding her grandfather’s hand, she listened as his breathing slowed. She watched as the colour drained from him, a ripple spreading from his toes and fingers into his core. She traced the mottled patterns of purple and red that appeared under the flesh, a network of proof he was still alive, if only just. She stroked his arm, and whispered words of comfort, for no ones benefit really except her own.
🍴New Blog Post🍴I have a new post all about my first impressions of Simply Cook! I’ve also tested out one of the recipes over on my YouTube channel to actually see how easy they are to use. If you would like 50% off your first trial box or you just fancy having a nose at how I got on just head over to my blog! #gifted
Before the however steps we're on now Korean skincare routine, none of us knew anything better than Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise and then suddenly we were introduced to things like Oil Cleansing and Oil Moisturising.
Putting oils on your face may seem counter-intuitive but it actually really works!
I've been using the Balance Facial Oil from @eskayapothecary for a few months now, since middle of August I believe as my skin was so bad even with the organic skincare routine I do, it was missing that extra hydration.
I reached out to Ameena, the owner of @eskayapothecary and she suggested I purchase the Balance Oil when I described the skincare concerns I had.
And Balance it did!
I used this day and night as a moisturiser, but in the day, I would suggest you also use an SPF because I didn't and while my skin balanced out Alhamdulillah, it's not worth it to endure sun damage.
I really noticed a difference and my skin started to become a lot clearer, less bumpy, less oily in the day time and much more alive.
If you're going to the salon to get your face threaded (all my hairy face PCOS girls will understand haha) then don't put this on because it will cause your skin to be much oilier and it will be hard to thread.
Overall, I would recommend checking out @eskayapothecary and reaching out to Ameena to see what products she recommends for your skin condition to help you as well.
I hope your all well and good enjoying the run up to Christmas, today I have a ton of fun stuff planned, I can’t believe how quickly Christmas is creeping up and I still have TOO much to do 😬 ... check out yesterday’s posts to grab yourself a discount on @desenio up until tomorrow only!!
Day 2 of the #SmallBizInstaChallenge !
🌿 where do you work? show us your space 🌿
My office (which you saw in yesterday's photo) is my favourite room in the whole house. This space makes me feel so peaceful, present...and it definitely makes me feel like a boss 💁♀️ .
This is where you'll find me creating everything. This is where the idea for the podcast first came to life and where I record all my episodes. This is where all my ideas start out on paper. This is where all my planning takes place. Basically, this is where all the magic happens and my heart always skips a beat for this space 💚
P.S COMMENT 👇 with the name and subject of your blog and I’ll pick two people to do an audit for live on Stories next week! 👇
Guys help me I’M RUNNING OUT OF CONTENT
Also if anyone could help me lose like 2 stone before Christmas that would be swell, I’m already anticipating being one of those cliche people rushing to the gym on January 1st 🤷♀️
Remember to breath and take a break.
Remember to enjoy the festive period.
Remember you can only give to others if you give to yourself first.
Remember you are enough.
Remember you are loved and that you’re not alone.
Day to night eyeshadow palette by Avons new range called EDIT. CURRENTLY £12. It has 15 shades but unfortunately only about 4 mattes altogether. It has the most gorgeous shimmer shades though and can do a lot of festive looks for christmas parties and get togethers. The colours are still quite subtle and there aren't enough transition shades. There's still some improvements needed however all in all its a 6/10. Definitely worth it if you don't normally use Avon but strapped for cash and still want to look nice. DISCLAIMER ❗ ❗ ❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗Remember you HAVE to be in the UK. Also be aware that sometimes you might get free delivery using a code however orders £30 and over will ALWAYS give free delivery. Standard delivery takes 3-5 working days direct to your door. Express is next day delivery direct to your door.
There is a 28 day return policy if you're not happy with anything you purchased. You will have to phone Avon Customer service number to sort returns and exchanges x
Love all the shops in Carnaby street, especially this one with decorations💫 #zoellaphotoaday today is ‘decoration’ so no better example than this shop entrance.
Off to shoot some more photos today, what are you up to?📸
It wouldn’t be Christmas morning for me without a glass of Buck’s Fizz at a totally unreasonable hour 🥂
I love the different varieties in M&S and got this one to try this year to wash down some nice pastries. They are so affordable and not too strong for early morning drinking. What do you have for breakfast on Christmas Day? 🎅🏼 I love hearing other people’s foodie traditions 🍽
Tidy desk, tidy mind.
Expectation vs Reality.
When you're on the move and working remotely you sometimes have to take whatever work space you can find. Some of the team are away from UXPress HQ this week.... It's looking like a day at a coffee shop for them!☕
Check out my recent blog post (link in bio) and Keep an eye on today’s story where I talk about the fantastic @millerharris. They have an exquisite range of fragrances, body and bath products and home fragrances, perfect for a special Christmas gift. I’m already hooked, I know you will be too.
It’s hump day and I’m dreaming of avocados and poached eggs 🙌🏻 // I can’t believe it’s the 12th and I’m half way through my advent calendars already 😱 The count day is on for plenty of chocolate and lay ins! 💖 #fblogger#asseenonme#brunchgoals
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Not much to do but admire how absolutely stunning Commercial Court is as a street 😍 What's your favourite street in Belfast?? Comment below.
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Dinner with @simplybeuk at @theivymanchester last night was incredible. Amazing food and even more amazing people! Thanks @edeebeau & @curvesncurlsuk for the 📸❤️
Links to my sequin leggings are already in my Dec stories & I’ll add the rest tonight once I’ve recovered from staring a hotel room with a 2 year old. #teamnosleep 😂 #morethanourbodies#quirkysass
It's been a while but we've got some fab blogs to share with you over the coming weeks, from the NAB team and from some of our wonderful friends, colleagues and new acquaintances.⠀
This week's comes from @bethmanning72 , a former boss of Lucy, who has achieved a great many things in her career, including successfully juggling full-time work when her baby was just 5 months old. Here, Beth, who now runs PR consultancy Durham & Co Consulting, tells us how she coped with this 'balancing act'.⠀
She says, "Love your independence. Don’t resent it. I did sometimes feel like a chameleon switching from work Beth to parent Beth but the whole family has benefited from my work and hopefully too, the organisations I’ve worked for. Plus, I have made some of the best friends and had the best laughs ever at work."⠀
LINK IN BIO⠀
INCOMING: SASS LEVELS 💯
Anyone else feel three million times more confident and sassy when bronzed? Lucky for you little huns Sienna Tan are offering 20% off their range with the code #LOVESIENNA so if you have your Christmas party coming up or need a little glow up, Sienna has your back 💁🏼♀️even though you might actually need to enlist some help with tanning your back bc that’s the toughest place to reach right?! 🤷🏼♀️
Jokes aside I’ve loved trying out @siennaxofficial it’s an absolute dream to use and the results are just 🙏🏼 even little Bear is impressed 🐻✨
The tan I’ve been using is the 1 hour self tan mousse applied with the luxury tanning mitt 💖
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🎄 @Essie is in the Christmas and NYE mood, they have a new collection out for the holidays! I was planning to create nail art and swatches but I fell so hard and landed on my hand so it’s all blue and sore 😭, which won’t be a pleasant view on a picture lol. •
🎄 The collection contains red, gold, holographic and shimmer nail polishes which means there is something for everybody for the holidays! #gekregenvanessie#essie#essienailpolish
Here’s some #Mondaymotivation for you! We’ve discovered @elementsforlife’s #rawchocolatemakingkit - packed full of the goodies you need to make your own delicious treats 🍫 Thanks to the carefully thought out ingredients, you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen - perfect as a gift for others (or yourself) this Christmas 🎄