Monday, 29 May 2017

PLACES TO VISIT: NOTTING HILL


 Since working full time I've realised how important it is to make the most of the days off that I have, for that reason I have started putting together a list of places that I would like to visit. I have a lot of places on my list in London, Brighton and Surrey - although I have also started to think about new places I would love to visit in the UK and all over the world. If you have any suggestions - towns, cafes, bars, any favourite places of yours, please do share it with me in the comments.

I had been to Notting Hill before, however it was many years ago and way before I started blogging. Going back recently made me realise that this was blogger central, as I walked down the streets I felt as if I was part of every bloggers behind the scenes, people posing on doorsteps, selfies and people sharing they're movements on Instagram stories - it was really great to see and also meant you didn't get any odd looks taking photos yourself. 

We went on a Saturday, the streets were buzzing and we stopped for food at the Portobello Road market - Potata cheesy chips, which were super yummy (Not on plan for my diet however). I also found an amazing marble necklace for £10.00. As you can see from the photo's below I also got myself a coconut water. 






 Another place we visited whilst in Notting Hill was the Electric Diner - this is just next door to the Electric Cinema and is such a cool little place. We didn't try the food on this occasion but instead just popped in for a drink - I had a glass of Rose and James had a peanut butter & banana milkshake, which tasted incredible! 

 Overall we were really lucky with the weather we went into London that day, it's also great way of getting the steps up - I think we walked almost 20,000 steps in one day. If you haven't been already, I would definitely recommend giving Notting Hill and the Portobello Road Market a visit. 





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Saturday, 20 May 2017

HAIR PRODUCTS I'M LOVING



This month I have tried a few new hair products and wanted to review my favourites. Naturally I have very fine, flat and straight hair so I love finding products that really work to create volume. The new 'Volumaniac' products from Got To Be do exactly that. I have to admit I went a bit overboard with the root lifting spray, you only really need very few squirts of this and it works wonders. I only used one pump of the mousse throughout and then blow dried my hair. This was then a quick and easy hairstyle but meant my hair had volume and style to it. 

Another new favourite of mine is the Blonde Life products from Joico. I have been using the shampoo and conditioner for a few weeks now and believe this has really helped to keep my highlights from fading. I tend to use the hair masque less often but this is really good for when i've used a lot of heat on my hair. 

After experimenting some dark brown tones through my hair in the winter I have decided I definitely prefer my hair much lighter and pleased to have found a product that can keep my highlights looking bright and blonde for longer. 




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