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Beauty: Recent Post

Introducing Noble Naturals

Something I love about blogging is discovering brands I’ve never come across before. I love reading other bloggers posts about products they’ve tried, and trying out new products myself too. Blogging has not only opened my eyes to a whole load of other companies and brands that I’d never heard of or come across in my tiny local Boots store, but also to ingredients that these products contain.

A brand I’ve not come across before, Noble Naturals, got in touch about something I’d never heard of before was the nano minerals concept, which are apparently something our bodies need and can do a whole load of super amazing things. What are these super amazing things they do? I hear you ask, well their product Nano Silver, is described as being a uniquely formed mineral water which contains silver particles, and the said particles kill bacteria and fungus within minutes. Not only that, but it can be used for a range of issues, including burns, skin conditions and bug bites – and the handy 15ml spritz is perfect to take on holiday with you for those pesky mosquito bites.

Noble Naturals also have another interesting product, the L’Ords des Pharaons Face and Body Mist. This also contains no allergens or chemicals, but has purified and revitalised water with added nanoclusters of pure gold, platinum and pure zinc in instead. This is to be applied on the skin before any of your make-up or skincare, so that the ingredients are absorbed deep into the skin layers. This way L’Ordes Pharaons can combat visible signs of aging at cellular level, helping to rejuvenate your skin and defying the effects of time – pretty great right?
Something else interesting about this that I didn’t know before, was how gold is used in skincare. Gold used to be considered a gift from the gods, and if you go back to the times of ancient Egypt, the gold of the Pharaohs would be used to create face masks to help preserve the skin, which was used to rejuvenate and extend the lifespan of a human.
I think this sounds pretty interesting, and I’m pleased blogging can bring to light products like this to me! I’m interested to see what else Noble Naturals come out with!

Fashion: Recent Post

What I Wore For Christmas Day


Christmas already feels like it was ages ago now, although it was only a few days ago. Although Christmas day was spent at my parents house eating lots of food and not going anywhere, I still like to dress up and wear something nice. My main problem is that I don’t have anything to wear. Yes I have a wardrobe full of clothes, but I have nothing to wear. I have loads of lovely summer dresses, but when it comes to winter I have nothing warm to wear so just end up in millions of layers in an attempt to keep warm. 


Recently George challenged me to their reworked wardrobe campaign, by making one of their dresses suitable for the winter, and I thought using it to wear for Christmas would be the perfect occasion! 



I do love George for clothes, but sometimes it can be a little tricky to get anything flattering in their ‘plus sizes’, but luckily on this occasion there were a few things I could chose from. When it came to choosing a dress I decided to go for this embellished knit tunic, as I loved the beady bit around the top. When it first arrived I was a little worried about the fit, as being a larger lady I tend to pick things with an empire line to flatter my shape a little more, but this sat on me nicely while still looking flattering, hurrah. To help rework the dress to make it suitable for the winter, I styled it with some jeggings, although I don’t have any decent photos as it seems my other half as much as I love him, won’t be a fashion photographer anytime soon.


And to help my winter reworked look, I picked out these biker boots to go with it all. Winter is always so wet and cold, and usually I end up buying a cheap pair of boots from Primark that either turn out not to be waterproof, or just fall apart straight away. So to have a pair of sturdy biker boots to get me through the winter will help. 


So that’s my reworked outfit that I wore on Christmas day, not only was I super warm compared to what I would be in one of my summer dresses, but I also had a very pretty dress to wear for the occasion! Thanks George for the fun campaign to work on, and giving me an opportunity to rework my wardrobe.

*Post in collaboration with George 

Food: Recent Post

Busaba St Albans Restaurant Opening

I live about 20 minutes away from the town of St Albans, a gorgeous city full of adorable coffee shops and amazing looking restaurants, all of which I want to explore more of. And last week I was invited along to experience one of St Albans newest Thai restaurants, Busaba, and was invited to their launch night, doesn’t that sound fancy?


Enjoying the perks of being the boyfriend of a food blogger, I brought along Chris with me to the opening of Busaba, where we were both greeted with a glass of bubbly. Looking around the restaurant you could see it was full of hussle and bussle and excitement for the opening, with a DJ playing music, and an artist creating art work to be displayed in the restaurant.


Once we were shown to our table we were greeted by the head chef who presented to us a sample of four dishes to try from their menu while we decided what to eat. The dishes were designed to be sweet, sour, salty and spicy and were a great sample to the food we were about to taste at Busaba.


As it was the opening night they had a sample menu available for a few of their dishes, as well as a few signature cocktails. For my starter I decided on the Thai Calamari, which came with ginger and green peppercorn, and gosh did it taste amazing – a nice twist on a normal calamari dish.


Chris, who’s a little more adventurous with spicy food, picked the Som Tam – green papaya salad, dried shrimp, peanut, cherry tomato and lime. I’m not one for spicy food, but Chris loves it so it wasn’t a surprise he picked out one of the spiciest things on the menu. It was fiery dish, with lots of flavour – perfect if you like something a little hotter.


When it came to picking a main there was no competition from me, I had to pick the Tamarind Grilled Duck. As a big lover of duck dishes I was excited to see what the Thai take on this would be, which came with Chinese broccoli and sticky rice. The duck was cooked absolutely beautifully, and the tamarind sauce really complemented the flavours of the duck.


Chris once again decided to pick out the spiciest dish, and opted for the Pad Kwetio – flat rice noodle, smoked chicken, king prawn, shitake mushroom and sweet potato fries. As it’s another spicy dish, and I’m a wimp with spice I didn’t pinch any of Chris’s dinner, although I may have pinched a few sweet potato fries, which were oh my, amazing.

All in all it was a lovely evening, and the whole atmosphere of the opening night was wonderful. If you looked around the restaurant you could see tables of people enjoying the food and cocktails on offer, and overall looked like it was a successful opening night. Not having experienced proper thai food before, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the food, but I feel like I know a little more about the flavours from a Thai dish now, and I’m looking forward to heading back to Busaba to try some more soon!

Lifestyle: Recent Post

September Goals Revisited

At the beginning of the month I decided to set myself some goals, as it was something I hadn’t done for a while, and maybe it would help me to actually stick to something! Now that September has been and gone, I thought I’d catch up on how I did on my goals.

get back to the gym

Since the car accident I had in July I’ve not been able to do much. I can’t seem to walk around for long without my back being in agony, so all exercise plans have been off. This month I decided that it was time to get back on track with my fitness, and hopefully start recovering from my car accident. So did I go back to the gym? Yes, once. So not really a good start, but I’ve now also started doing physio for my back injury so hopefully it’ll get better soon!

 

get back into a blogging schedule

My blog has definitely been a little slow and quiet lately, so in September I planned on becoming organised and getting loads of posts written up and scheduled, and well, I managed 7. September was a very busy month, so once again blogging was a bit quiet. Hopefully I’ll get back into this soon!


stop spending money

Oh we all know how awful I am with spending money, and in September I wanted to stop spending so much. This month I cut back on a few things I was spending money on, but this still wasn’t the best financial month ever. Chris started a new job in September, and I’m going to be starting a new one in October too, so money will be a little better for us from then on!
 

get back into healthy eating

Yay something I actually did! Kind of. Well I rejoined Slimming World, because I need the help and support of a group. But I then gained 1lb in my first week because I just didn’t stick to the plan at all, and then I haven’t been back since. Although I’ve been planning lots of healthy meals, I just need to stop eating so much rubbish in between!


read a book

Reading is something I love, I just haven’t done for the longest time, or enough of. So in September I set myself the goal of reading one book, and I actually managed to read two! Go me. It’s been a lot nicer, and more relaxing, in the evenings to sit and read a book and not sit on a computer or watch Netflix until I fall asleep. So this is something I should certainly try and keep up!

Although I didn’t stick to all of my goals, I’m pleased with how well I’ve done. I’ve been a little ‘lost’ lately and getting back into a routine and having a plan is definitely helping, as it helps to know what I’m aiming for! I think I’ll be setting myself a couple of goals for October now as well – maybe I’ll even stick to all of them!

Introducing Noble Naturals

Something I love about blogging is discovering brands I've never come across before. I love reading other bloggers posts about products they've tried, and trying out new products myself too. Blogging has not only opened my eyes to a whole load of other companies and...

read more

What I Wore For Christmas Day

Christmas already feels like it was ages ago now, although it was only a few days ago. Although Christmas day was spent at my parents house eating lots of food and not going anywhere, I still like to dress up and wear something nice. My main problem is that I don't...

read more

September Goals Revisited

At the beginning of the month I decided to set myself some goals, as it was something I hadn't done for a while, and maybe it would help me to actually stick to something! Now that September has been and gone, I thought I'd catch up on how I did on my goals. get back...

read more

Busaba St Albans Restaurant Opening

I live about 20 minutes away from the town of St Albans, a gorgeous city full of adorable coffee shops and amazing looking restaurants, all of which I want to explore more of. And last week I was invited along to experience one of St Albans newest Thai...

read more