Kate Spade Stationary and Accessories

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Hello lovelies!

My love affair with Kate Spade first began when I bought my fabulous chevron iPhone case that's not only gorgeous but very hardwearing, not a scratch on my phone.

This Christmas my friend decided to be the best friend ever and to treat me to even more Kate Spade goodies. 

I don't even want to use this notebook for fear I'll ruin it!

Now I'm off to do some work and maybe a little look at the Kate Spade online sales.....

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx

Merry Christmas From Lush

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Hello lovelies!

Hope you all had an amazing Christmas and had a wonderful time with family and friends over the holidays. I've had few days of bliss and am now settling back into real life nursing one serious food baby.

One of the gifts I received this Christmas was a Lush Christmas Present Box, which I'm sure all the bath fanatics out there will appreciate. I'm not a big bath person but when I do have one I like to go full out, bubbles and all!

I thought I'd share with you the lovely bits I found when I dug my hands through those little foam packing bits.

You don't even need wrapping paper for this beauty!

1) Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub 130g
2) Baked Alaska Soap Bar 120g
3) Million Dollar Facial Moisturiser 10g
4) Santa's Lip Scrub (Tastes like Cola!) 25g
5) So White Shower Gel (Apple-y scent) 100g

I can't wait to have a relaxing bath one evening and give myself a mini-pamper session.

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx

Chasing the Winter Solstice Sunrise

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Hello lovelies!

So today is the 21s of December which marks both 4 more sleeps to Christmas and Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. I always find that both Winter and Summer Solstice tend to fly by unnoticed so this time my sister and I decided to get up early and try get a few snaps of the sunrise.

Getting up at 6:30AM. Not a good idea. 

Happening to spill a bucket of paint in the shed whilst trying to get  out the bikes. Also not a good idea.

However after a dead quite, pitch black bike ride through the empty village we set up the camera and waited for the sunrise to begin. 

And then it was time to brave the cycle home with defrost the fingers and toes with a warm cup of tea.

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx

Satisfy your Cravings with 'graze'

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Hello lovelies,

So if you're like me and seems to be constantly hungry no matter what time of the day or suffer from eleven-sies nibbles you'll like what have in store for you today.

I found a voucher for a free 'graze goody box' in my monthly magazine and decided to give it a try. Whenever I get a bit peckish or hungry midmorning or in the evenings I try to snack on healthy foods, a handful of almonds/walnuts or apple pieces with some peanut butter (sometimes followed by another cheeky spoonful of peanut goodness..). However it's good to switch it up every now and again to get some variety into the diet, that's why I was seriously excited to get my graze box in the post.

Made from healthy, nutritious ingredients and none of those nasty additives, you can choose from 100s of snacks, they even send you a leaflet with the nutritional info of each snack you choose. Luckily for me they even have a breakfast box option!

Delicious banana dippers with toffee sauce.....

Dried fruit and chocolate chips!

I haven't tried the rest of my snacks yet but those flapjacks are calling to me...

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xxx

Christmas Dinner, Student Style

Friday, 5 December 2014

Hello lovelies!

Next week my flatmates and I are all splitting up for the Christmas holidays which meant only one thing, we had to have our own flat Christmas dinner. A lot of planning and timetabling was involved ( a kitchen table ma or may not have been rolled down 2 flights of stairs) but I think it was quite successful. I am proud to say I seasoned and basted my own chicken which turned out delicious. 

Of course all the girls were in the kitchen ( I made my Slutty Chocolate Brownies) while the boys did nothing but that wasn't too bad because they were the ones who were stuck with the washing up.

Not too shabby for just £5 a head from good old ASDA ;)

Then to settle our bursting bellies a few of us took a stroll around campus through the Christmas fairy lights.

Who else is ready for it to be Christmas Eve already?

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx

iPhone Diary: A Festive Weekend in London

Monday, 1 December 2014

Hello lovelies!

As it is officially the 1st of December I feel it's sociably acceptable to start getting excited for Christmas and all the festivities that come with the holidays.

I'm now going to uni near Manchester and my best friend is down in London so this weekend I jumped on a train and headed down to her for a weekend getaway.

It was a wonderful weekend with lots of late night trips for frozen yogurt (there are no good froyo places up here so I had to stock up), brilliant ice skating at Somerset House and of course, shopping....

Prepare yourself for the money shot....

Such a good weekend but now that I'm back at uni it's time for me to hit the books :(

Ciara xxx