Sunday, 27 September 2015

Happy Things #2

Macarons. I can not count the amount of times I've walked past the macaron counter in Selfridges Food Hall and been so tempted by the colourful array of goodies. Well I finally gave in and bought myself a selection. They were even tastier than I imagined they'd be and I highly recommend the Salted Caramel one as well as the Jasmine & Lychee one. I could easily devour a box of them every day.

Plans for the rest of the year. Most people have had their glorious holidays over the summer but, for me, the fun starts next month. I have so many little trips planned before the end of the year and I can't wait. I may very well be blogging about some of them too...

Hair grips. Why is it that I could buy a whole pack of these yet not be able to find a single one? They seem to slowly disappear as the months progress and I finally lost all of mine so I had to get a brand new pack. These ones are from Boots and I love them as they have a rubberised coating which means they don't slip out of my hair so easily. These little grips are like my hairs' best friend.

I hope you've all had a wonderful week!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

A New Way To De-Stress

Let's face it, we all get stressed from time to time. I'm forever trying to find new ways to de-stress after a long day and I think I've finally found a good one. Colouring!

Apparently adults all over the UK are turning to colouring books to make their stresses float away and, having loved colouring books as a kid, I knew I had to give it a go again. There are plenty of so-called "grown up" colouring books out there so I spent ages browsing Amazon before I ended up purchasing The Mindfulness Colouring Book which is described as "anti-stress art therapy for busy people" - it sounded perfect for someone like me!

I love how small this book is which means I can take it with me in my bag when I'm going on long journeys or when I have a spare ten minutes here and there. I will definitely be taking this with me when I go away on holiday later this year. I knew I'd enjoy colouring in this book but I didn't realise how much. With my Spotify playlist playing through my iPod, I was colouring in for a whole hour the first time I used this. This was during a Sunday when I had an awful lot on my mind pretty much all day and it was driving me insane thinking about the same thing over and over again. It was amazing how it all just drifted away as I put my pencil crayons to paper....

I only wish I'd started colouring sooner as it really does make my stresses drift away. Some of my friends and family think I'm a little mad for buying a colouring book and a brand new set of pencil crayons, but it works!

How do you de-stress?

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Olivia Burton Wonderland Watch

It feels like it's been forever since I've had a good quality watch. My last one was a Seksy by Sekonda watch which has been cherished for many years but, alas, it was time to let go and indulge a little in some new wrist-wear.

After deliberating for weeks between a couple of Michael Kors watches, I eventually turned my attention to Olivia Burton. I decided that I wanted something classy and understated, so Olivia Burton seemed to fit the bill perfectly. 

Cue more deliberation over which of their amazing watches to purchase. Their moulded bee watch is absolutely gorgeous but I eventually settled for this beautiful Wonderland Black & Gold Watch. The intricate gold design of the watch is what drew me in. It's so simple yet so delicate and elegant. The gold contrasts wonderfully with the light face and the dark strap and I think it sits nicely against the tone of my skin.

This is a really versatile watch and it's such a classic that I know I will be wearing this anywhere and everywhere for a very long time.