Friday 25 April 2014

Pins n' Patches


One thing I loveee to add to totes, jackets, coats and hoodies is pin badges and patches! This started when I was a kid when I used to get a pin badge or patch of my fave band or local bands at shows and loved showing them off.

I have them on all sorts but I thought I'd show you my favorites that I wear on my fave jacket:

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I haven't sewn this on yet as you can see but it's on the 'to-do' list!
Stay Home Patch.
I've recently found Explorers Press via Instagram who have an amazing range of patches that are just my kinda thing, here are my personal favorites: 

How awesome are these?! I especially love the 'Psychic' pin badge! Do you wear any patches or pins or know of any other awesome sites?

This weekend I'm off to Devon for a Wedding and a long weekender relaxing in the countryside.

Have a good one!

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Beachin' - outfit post.

On Friday, as part of the long Easter weekend, we decided to head to Rhossili Beach (voted UKs BEST beach and 9th best beach in the world!).

It was a sunny day and super warm but the wind was blowing as you are about to see by the state of my hair in these pics:

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Sunglasses - Primark
Top - Topshop
Jacket - The North Face*
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There were parts of the beach that were full (like 5 rows deep) of shells. I've never seen so many!
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I love this boxy top from Topshop, the colour is lush and the pattern is like a magic eye picture! :p
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This was at the top where you park, you have to walk down the winding hill (and then back up!).

I loved it here it was so beautiful - hell of a walk though, I made sure I had my hiking boots on!

What did you get upto this weekend?

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Easter Chick Nests Recipe.

Easter is this weekend (long weekend woohoo!) and it's all about the sweet treats!

I used this Baking Mad recipe and altered it a little, swapping and adding my own ingredients, to make these super cute and yummy Easter Chick Nests:

I am awful at baking cakes - I always mess it up! I'm rubbish at timing, the amount of ingredients I use and when they rise and make a mess... I just can't! But these are NO Bake which is perfect for me and so so easy:

First of all I melted the chocolate in the microwave ('cus I'm lazy) then mashed up some shredded wheat and mixed it all together.

I then put the nests into some cupcake cases and made a 'hole' if you will to put in my chocolate icing sugar.
Next it was just a case of putting the chocolate chips and the little chick jellies onto the icing and waiting for them to set!

I loved making these they took no effort and no time at all and tasted delicious. You cannot mess these up!

Do you have an Easter treat recipes?


Monday 14 April 2014

Instagram Magnets.

I love having physical copies of the photos I've taken. I recently picked up a Pentax SLR and am waiting on getting some film developed (while shooting more) before I share them with you. 

I think Instagram is a great way of sharing photos (you can follow mine HERE) but you only have them as a record on your phone. I was sent some Sticky9 magnets of my fave Instagram pics to put in my kitchen:

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They are pretty great, the quality is so high for a small square! Plus its free delivery. These are a great gift and keepsake, I recently changed phones and no images backed up so I lost all of Prince's Kitten pics so having one from the day I got him is so lush.

Hope you've had a great weekend!

Thursday 10 April 2014

Lazy Oaf - NOW I love you!

I'm not normally a fan of 'wacky' looking prints and crazy clothing and always shyed away from Lazy Oaf as I wasn't into loud leggings and burger beanie hard. My feelings have changed since my most recent visit to their site and now I feel Lazy Oaf have changed quite a bit this S/S and toned it down//made prints that will suit even the timid people like myself.

Here are my fave picks from their site right now:

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You Prick Dress - £65
This is my perfect dress, loose fit, nice cut and Cacti allll over it! I think I would wear it to death.
Quay Charlie Pink Sunglasses - £25
These would look slamming with the above dress.
In the Roses Dress - £65
I love this, I don't think it comes with the under garments - if it did then it's the best dress ever! Sheer is so hard to pull off unless you are ultra skinny (which I'm most definitely not!).
Weird Tote - £8.50
Make Me Blush Dress - £65
I love the shape on this dress, the little collar and button down is so cute.

What do you think of Lazy Oaf? And how do you like these items?

Tuesday 8 April 2014

The Way of Wagamama.

Wagamamas do the BEST events. I've been to 2 other events at Wagagmamas and despite being a massive fan of theirs - this 3rd one has to be their best yet! 

A very tiny group of 6 of us were invited to come and meet with their Executive Chef Steve and taste expert Christy Fergusson (of Channel 4 fame!) while we discuss our eating habits and try branching out of our comfort zones and trying different dishes.
The reason why I say branching out as I'm sure any of you Wagaz regulars will know, most of us find our fave dish on the menu and stick with it - we go to Wagamamas to have THAT dish. I always get the Chicken Ramen (sometimes if I'm feeling crazy I'll go for the Chicken Katsu) and this event was set out to help me discover similar dishes on the menu.

It all kicked off with wine: 

The first dish Steve handed to me was the Chicken Itame. I'm pretty fussy when it comes to curry based food however this was way too fragrant for me and the chilies in it made it too spicy. But I do love soupy dishes with meat and veg!

Next up was the winner! Hitting the nail on the head by steering me away from noodles but still giving me a soupy, soy based dish was the Chicken Tama rice. I loved all the greens, the sticky rice and the soup that got soaked up into it - I will definitely be ordering this one!

Steve had one more trick up his sleeve, he decided to go off the menu and create a special dessert for us Cardiff ladies: Katsu Curry Ice Cream! 
It was crazy my brain was telling me this wasn't right - hot Katsu curry sauce over cool coconut ice cream BUT my mouth was loving it! I hope the experiment with this a bit more and get it out there for more people to try!

Since the introduction of the new placemats more people are trying new things which is awesome! The whole point of the campaign is to get people to steer away from their usual and to try something else. Some of the names are a bit wild and hard to say so with the placemats actually getting to see each ingredient in the dish is one great way of getting people to branch out.

Are you a Wagamama fan and do you stick to the same thing? I really recommend taking a closer look at the menu - don't forget everything is cooked FRESH so if there is one ingredient you want to swap it can be done! :)


Monday 7 April 2014

Flower Baths - Lush vs. Miss. Patisserie.

I've been desperate to have a floral bath for such a while now, bathing surrounded by petals seems like a movie scene!

I went for a mini LUSH spree on pay-day and one of the fabulous Cardiff team showed me the new Easter Bubble Bar - Bunny! He was so cute I didn't want to squish him up for my bathtime however with promises of blue cornflowers inside I just had to jump in: 

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LUSH Bunny Bubble Bar - £3.25
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I was a little dissapointed by the cornflowers are they were more like twigs and a couple of flowers. The smell was delish and very sweet plus the bath water was pink and the bubbles lasted for my whole bath and left me feeling silky smooth.

After I had used my LUSH Bunny I was introduced to a local brand named Miss. Patisserie. I was sent one of their fizzy bath balls which also creates a flower-bath:

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Miss. Patisserie - Bunch of Roses £2.40*
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Unlike lush's cornflowers this fizzy bath ball had full-on rose petals and tiny cassis this created the perfect floral bath! The fragrance lasted for so long I could smell it through my flat all evening. The fizz was also alot bubblier than LUSH's Bunny however the bubbles last about 10mins before the water cleared.

Like LUSH, Miss. Patisserie have super strict Animal Cruelty views and wont use any manufacturer/supplier who tests on animal and are all handmade. Plus they are Cardiff born and bred which is amazing! (but you can buy their products all over the world!) Now I'm bursting to try some more of their bath fizzes like Tropical Flowers and Intergalactic.

I loved having full size petals in my bath I felt so fancy! Have you ever tried one?


Thursday 3 April 2014

Bug Watching - outfitpost.

These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago on a walk around a reservoir just near the Brecon Beacons. It was such a sunny day although there was a chill in the air. 

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Hat - Norse Projects
Coat - Topshop
Scarf - Primark
Jumper - ASOS
Boots - Topshop.
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I actually had a little bird drama myself last night, if you follow me on Twitter then you will have followed it but for those who don't: Prince bought a baby pigeon into the house injured but not dead, I feared the worst for it however after some care and attention I managed to get it to a vet who said he has no serious injuries and will be able to go to a bird shelter this weekend for extra bird care and will be released in the next week. I was so happy and relieved that he was able to get some pain relief and some real treatment rather than suffer. 

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Muddy from hiking!
Tonight I'm going to a couple pals to Ying/Yang Rebalance yoga which I'm super excited for!

Hope your week has been going well!

Tuesday 1 April 2014

ModCloth - Poolside Babe.

In a small competition-type challenge I was sent an image from one of my all time favourite websites, Modcloth. I was then asked to complete a look to go with it using other items from their website. 

The image sent out was this gorgeous polka dot 2-piece (also available in plus sizes!), I love the halter neck and the hi-waist.

To complete the look I channeled a retro Hollywood starlet pool-side look and here are the rest of my picks:  

Lime Crime Lipstick in Retrofuturist.
A glamorous deep-red to pop-off the retro look.
Little Women Tote Bag.
You can fit in all your beach/pool needs into this tote whilst showing off one of the most classic vintage books!
Wedge Espadrilles.
These nautical beauties are perfect for the strut to and from a lounger.
Hollywood Sunglasses.
No paperazzi please ;)
Ink or Swim Towel.
Cute little tattoos for an ultimate pin-up sunbathing time.
Watermelon Pool FloatThis is amazing! Imagine hoping on this and floating about the pool or sea.
Still looking fabulous without getting soaked.
Watermelon FanThe sweetest accessory for keeping cool and remaining beautiful.

What do you think of my look? Can you see this gorgeous future pin-up basking in the sun?
Even if I don't win I had such a blast browsing and finding the best pieces!

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