20 Sep 2015

You Should Be My Ritual, Gravitational Force

.1. I used to write a post like this every Sunday so after a few months away from blogging I thought i'd bring it back! A lot has happened since I last sat down and wrote a post; i've graduated from university, bought my first car, got a job and i'll be 23 tomorrow!

.2. Going back to working full time has made me appreciate my evenings and weekends a lot more after wasting days doing nothing at uni and i'm enjoying spending time with all my favourite people. I love going out and finding nice places to drink cocktails and eat nice food and judging by my instagram recently i've got my priorities right!

.3. I spent today at a spa in Leeds with the girls as an early birthday treat so now i'm feeling really relaxed but maybe not ready for another week of work! I've been feeling a bit uninspired with my blog recently but i've got a few ideas for new posts so i'm looking forward to sitting down and writing again as i've really missed it! My favourite posts to read are definitely lifestyle and food although I haven't followed any new blogs in months so if anyone has any suggestions please leave them in the comments!

♥ A few to follow: Milk Bubble Tea, The Michalaks & Stephaniedjl

♫ I'm currently listening to: Oh Wonder - Landslide, Duck House - Tether and Kwabs - Love & War

12 Jul 2015

Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

I love Zanna's recipes for healthier treats and thought i'd share the chocolate chip oat cookies I recently made. They were really easy to make and didn't take long which is always a winner and they're great if you're craving chocolate!

All you need are oats, stevia, an egg, baking powder, vanilla extract, dark chocolate chips and coconut oil.

I adapted the recipe slightly and added a tbsp of Agave Nectar and a tbsp of Almond Butter instead of the Stevia as I didn't have any and they still tasted amazing! The only thing i'd change is to make them slightly smaller as they ended up being quite big and took a bit longer in the oven than the recipe suggested.

If you're looking for a healthier alternative to cookies then this is a really easy option that is full of healthy fats and a lot less sugar! You can find the recipe and lots of others by clicking here.

5 Jul 2015

New In: H&M, Primark & River Island

I had a huge clear out of all my jewellery recently and decided it was time to add a few new pieces into my collection. My graduation is coming up in less than two weeks so I should probably find a dress first but at least i'll have some nice jewellery to go with it! Most of my necklaces are really delicate so I was on the hunt for some that would add more of a statement to a simple outfit without costing a lot.

I went to H&M as they always have a huge range to choose from that is usually good quality and not too expensive. I bought this necklace as it will go with a lot of different things and at £6.99 it was a bargain as I know i'll get a lot of wear out of it. I also bought a couple of packs of rings that i'll probably mix and match although i've found that they don't fit as well as i'd like - I wish I knew what ring size I was!

My favourite purchase is this necklace from Primark, not just because it was £2 but because i've worn it non-stop since I got it! For Primark it's really good quality and I would have been happy to pay more for it! I also picked up these bracelets - they're definitely more 'Primark quality' than the necklace but I liked the different coloured metals and I don't have anything similar so i'm sure i'll get some wear out of them.

I've been looking for a necklace like this for a while and I nearly bought a similar one for twice the price in H&M so i'm glad I got it. It's got really nice colours for summer and will make any outfit look a bit more dressed up too.

This isn't jewellery but i've finally found a new small purse after my eight year old Topshop one fell apart. This purse was £5 from River Island - the photo makes it look quite big but it's actually the perfect size to fit a few cards and a bit of money in which is good for nights out when you don't want to carry a lot.