There was no way whatsoever that I WASN’T going to blog about these awesome skull shoes. I spotted these on the ASOS website months ago and have wanted to buy them ever since. Finally, I purchased them last week since I got a bonus at work and wanted to treat myself. They were also on sale at the time too which I’m taking to be a sign!
How cute are they?! Being a massive fan of skulls, as soon as I saw them I just HAD to have them. And they’re even more prettier in person; I couldn’t believe it when I opened the package and saw them! They kind of remind me of really cute Aladdin shoes haha. I feel very glam wearing them and a bit like Dorothy too! What I really love about them is that they’re in a really versatile colour – grey goes with almost anything – and the little embellishments do really glam them up a little too. This means they will be perfect for day to day wear or even evening wear too, I can imagine I’d probably get away with wearing these with a nice dress on a night out too as opposed to heels!
These shoes are still available on the ASOS website at the bargain price of £19.50 (originally £28.00) and are also available in yellow. 
What do you think? And do you like my feeble editing attempt on some of the photos too? Let me know with a comment!


I thought I’d go a bit old school today and do a ‘Be Inspired’ post. Even though I’m house sitting with a lovely puppy in a really beautiful village surrounded by stunning countryside, I have no inspiration whatsoever this week I’m afraid. It’s funny how some weeks you can be raring to go, a million blog post ideas written down and the next you’re completely stuck. Let’s hope my blogging mojo returns soon.


Being a huge fan of Lindsey Kelk, I obviously couldn’t wait to get my hands on her latest book, About a Girl. Although I knew she’d manage it, I did wonder if she’d be able to break away from her I Heart… theme, like she did with The Single Girls To-Do List. I can’t imagine it must be easy to start a brand new standalone book having been writing the I Heart Series for so long, but Lindsey managed it perfectly. There are a few similarities – the theme of travel and reinventing yourself, but it was these themes that made us love her other books in the first place and luckily they have yet to get old.
About a Girl is all about a lady called Tess Brookes who, in the space of a very short time, loses her job, fucks things up royally with her best friend/love of her life and after wallowing in self pity for a while, she decides she has enough. Luckily her fairy god mother appears in the picture in the form of her flatmates rather vocal agent, offering Tess a once in the lifetime opportunity. Will she accept?
The blurb reads – 
I’d lost my job. I’d lose the love of my life. My best friend was especially annoyed. And my flatmate probably had a hit out on me by now.

Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.

After accidentally answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be?

But Tess is soon in big trouble. And the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get in her pants, is an egotistical monster. Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…

This book is the perfect summer read – especially since most of it is set in Hawaii but I kind of cheated and read it curled up on a very comfortable chair with the fire on in my sisters beautiful countryside house. What? I waited until a day when it was pouring down with rain outside, I promise I’ve been enjoying the sunshine otherwise! Anyway, back to the point, it’s mostly light hearted but has it’s fair share of serious moments to that get you thinking. There are loads of messages behind this book as well, like running away isn’t always the worst thing to do when you need to get a bit of space on a situation or that you shouldn’t tear yourself up with guilt for sleeping with that bad boy. But, as with all of Lindsey’s writing, it’s bloody hilarious. Some of the stuff she comes out with just makes me laugh my head off, especially because the way of her writing is often the way I talk myself. It’s just so witty (which unfortunately I am not, I admit) and she uses the funniest and oddest phrases.

What I really loved about this book was how different and unpredictable it is. At the end of the day, we all know the trying-to-resist-a-womanizing-bad-boy storyline has been done to death, but Lindsey puts a refreshing twist on it. You won’t know how it ends and a lot of the storyline is very unpredictable. I find with a lot of books one you ‘meet’ the main male character, you immediately know who the lead is going to end up with and normally how it’s going to happen too. Lindsey kept me guessing right up until the very end with this book.

My favourite character was Nick because he was a typical bad boy. He was mysterious and played games, but he wasn’t predictable either. I loved how there was so much more to know about him and as the main character warmed to him, so did we.

Charlie I loved as well, but not as much as Dan. I did love how realistic his character was though and his relationship with Tess – he did seem like the ideal bloke at first – they’d been friends for life, he was sweet and always there for her – but Lindsey still made him human and male. As in, there wasn’t any unrealistic declarations of love and he didn’t claim that he’d been in love with her all this time. I really loved that. Too many books rely on doing that and it was refreshing to see that although he was a real good guy, he was still human and could still make mistakes like freaking the fuck out after hooking up with one of his closest friends.

I definitely loved the other characters but I found Tess’s flatmate, Vanessa, to be particularly funny. She reminded me so much of Chloe from Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23!

Although I loved the main character of course – she was very average and settled in her life, which made it all the better when it came to mixing things up. I kind of did end up feeling a little sorry for her too when she realized she didn’t really have a ‘thing’. No favourite bands or movies or books. I couldn’t imagine being like that so it was really interesting to get into her head.

Lindsey Kelk has always been a favourite writer of mine so I knew this book would become a firm favourite. I’d definitely recommend it – it’s longer then her other books so there’s more to read but it’s still lighthearted, funny and inspiring!

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Admittedly, it’s taken me a while to get this post up. The reason being that these lovely lotions and potions are used for showers and I’m not really a lover of showers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not some dirty skank that never washes! Just anyone who I’ve ever lived with will tell you how much I prefer baths. I go all out. I bring books into the bathroom with me, I light candles, stick in some bubble bath and use every product I have. But with this oddly nice weather, I’ve barely had a chance to have a nice long soak in the bath, or I’ve barely even wanted to with it being so nice. Of course I’ve had showers instead but generally until I had one of my lovely long relaxing baths, I didn’t have the chance to test out these products properly.
I was given these products to review in my goody bag which I received at the Beauty Blogger Tea Party. I was given Zesty Starfruit body scrub, Jasmine Indulgence shower gel, and Tangy Delight body cream.

Each item is the perfect combination for your day to day pampering session. The body scrub has been perfect for exfoliating my skin, removing any old skin and leaving my arms and legs feeling so soft and silky. It smells delicious and is the perfect texture – it’s hard enough to reassure you that you’re definitely cleaning your skin as well as you can but likewise it’s not too tough on your skin.

The shower gel (which smells AMAZING by the way) is by far my favourite product, possibly just based on the smell alone. Whenever I use it I feel so refreshed and clean (ha). It’s so relaxing too and really soft on my skin and gave me a real boost.

Finally, the body cream is perfect for after my shower and really helps lock in all the products I’ve already used. It’s the final step to help keep my skin in top condition. It moisturises my body and by this point I smell so, so good!

I really love how the range is divided into different ‘moments’ and scents. The card I was given, which tells me more information about the product, says;

‘Match your mood from four enticing and sensuous collections;

– Jasmine Indulgence – Cleansing Moments of Indulgence
– Tangy Delight – Uplifting Moments of Delight
– Blissful Blossoms – Tranquil Moments of Bliss
– Zesty Starfruit – Age-defying Moments of Zest

Blended from native Thai plants, herbs and flowers, each has been formulated to nourish the skin and naturally enhance well-being through their inherent aromatherapy properties.’

I definitely find the whole concept interesting, how each scent can provide you with a different mood. The tangy delight body cream and zesty starfruit  body scrub definitely left me feeling much more upbeat and uplifted, whereas the jasmine indulgence made me feel effortlessly relaxed and tranquil.

I was also given an Ajala Spa product – a mandarin and grapefruit massage oil which also smells amazing. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to review this yet as I’m not very good with massages and I’m still waiting for John Ohh to come give me one 😉

I feel very lucky to have received these products and they’ve definitely made my whole body feel smoother, cleaner and just generally in better condition. It was particularly nice using these products after my Hammam Ritual, and even weeks later my skin still feels much more amazing then it did before my massage!

Thank you SO much to Sranrom for the products, and also Aqua Pr and Ajala spa for the lovely event.


Top; TK Maxx // Shorts; Primark // Sandles; Primark

Recently a bunch of us went and spent the day at Legoland for a friends birthday! I had a lovely day, and here’s what I wore 🙂 It was very sunny and although I usually don’t think shorts are very feminine, I thought these would be the safest option as opposed to a dress or a skirt as I’d be going on rides!
Note – It wasn’t actually a safe option. When we went on the river rapids, I thought it would be a good idea to put the map down and sit on that to avoid getting a wet bum. Not only did we end up drenched anyway, but the wet map then transfered ink onto my bum and because my shorts are white, I ended up walking around all day with a green bum. EPIC FAIL.
Spiked bracelet; Stella & Dot // Turquoise and Gold bracelet; Accessorize // Nail Varnish; Models Own in Nude Beige

So yeah. Quite a straightforward outfit. The shorts and sandles are from Primark, and surprisingly the sandles are very comfy. I wore them constantly last year for my holiday in Egypt. The cute skull top I picked up in TK Maxx a couple of weeks ago for a tenna. Very cute. Make up I kept minimal as it was a long day!

Also, I have NO idea why my outfit posts always come out in such bad quality. I’m terribly sorry. I wish I could fix it.

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