Monday, 9 June 2014

#1: The Life & Lusts Of Liv

homeware


I'm currently going through a home ware craze, creating lists of all the things I want to buy (believe me, there's a lot) for a house I don't even own. But a girl can dream though, right?

You may be able to tell that I'm ever so slightly obsessed with elephants, so the pink planter and bust are must haves for me. I recently decided to brighten my place up a bit with some plants and succulents so the Ikea plant pots are perfect, not to mention a complete bargain. I love the ying yang candle set from Pretty Twisted too, such a cute idea!

Have you got any favourites? 
Liv 
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Friday, 6 June 2014

Foodie Fun


A few weekends back I headed to Granary Square at Kings Cross for an afternoon filled with scrumptious food and cloudy skies and I thought I'd share a couple of my snaps. My choices pretty much consisted of junk food but I did consume a mojito ice lolly with a slice of lime - which totally counts as one of my five a day right? Whilst I tested (heavily) sugar-based treats my sister was a smidge healthier and gave Bell & Brisket a try with a salt beef bagel, no photo though as it was quite a messy experience .
I started with this amazing brownie from Batch Bakery, just look at that salted caramel oozing out. Super yummy and super soft too. It really doesn't get much better. I followed it up with that incredibly healthy ice lolly I mention which I like to think of as a palette cleanser (makes it sound far more sophisticated). Again, I was a bad blogger and failed to take a picture but I have no regrets, it was damn tasty and I just wanted to eat it.
I rounded up my afternoon with these bad boys. Five doughnuts rolled in vanilla sugar, doused with salted caramel sauce and topped with mini marshmallows - the ultimate sugar overdose. You Doughnut are the best in the business in my opinion, I would recommend Kerb Saturdays just for these alone - be careful though, the rota of vendors changes on a weekly basis so make sure you check ahead of time!
So there you have it, a little post filled with a lot of heart attack inducing snacks. If you're in the London area and are pondering how to fill your Saturday, have a little look at Kerb!

Love,
Liv
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Friday, 16 May 2014

Brownies, Burgers & Barry

Earlier this week I headed to a concert at Wembley with my Mum and two sisters. Now I bet your thinking 'ooh what super cool artist did you see perform? Was it someone really young and current?', weeeell... no. I, a 20 year old student, spent my Wednesday night watching Barry Manilow. Yup that's right, he of Bermuda Triangle and Copacabana fame was hitting up London and fully prepared to serenade an arena full of OAP's. I may have been the youngest person there but it did not stop me from singing screaming along to all the hits, good ol' Bazza was flippin' amazing and hilarious to boot, even if he is slightly scary to look at (sorry Baz, love you really). But before all that excitement we had a day out and about in London.

First up we headed to Bill's in Covent Garden for an afternoon snack. My Mum and I both opted for this ridiculously scrummy brownie with hot sauce and ice cream, washing it down with a pink lemonade and ice cream float. It's such a lovely place full of quirky products to take home, next time I'm there I will definitely be getting a red teapot. Just try and stop me.
We had a nice stroll around Covent Garden, popping in to a few shops here and there, including the sweet shop Hope & Greenwood, where we bought a nice stash of old school sweeties. Said stash is looking considerably depleted at the mo', apparently I have no self restraint when it comes to sugar.
Jumper - Mink Pink, Jeans - JayJays, Jacket -Topshop, Bag - Zara, Rings - Pandora, The Silver Shop
Our last stop was Gourmet Burger Kitchen for dancing fuel. The food was delicious, so much so that I wolfed it all down before I could snap a picture - I know, I'm a terrible blogger - I would totally recommend it if your goal in life is to try out all the burger joints in London, like me.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend ahead of them,
Liv
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Monday, 5 May 2014

Sunshine & Daisies

Yesterday the sun was out in full force in London so I headed out with my sister for the day. We first visited St John's Lodge Gardens in Regent's Park, it's slightly out of the way making it considerably quieter than the main park. The garden is lovely and my photos don't quite do it justice so I'd highly recommend visiting yourself if you ever want somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of London.
We then left the inner circle and walked along the bridge, stopping off for a sit down (which was much needed in my choice of footwear!) in the shade surrounded by the little ducks. I attempted some outfit photos but I'm not cut out for this posing malarkey, hence why I'm looking pretty awkward.
Later on we decided to make our way to Little Venice as their was a canal festival taking place. We discovered these chalk boards hidden along the way with some interesting ideas, some were romantic, others were down right weird. Unfortunately we arrived at the festival at an awkward time so we called it quits and went to the pub for a much needed Pimms instead! 

Dress - Very, Boots - Fat Face, Bag- Zara

I hope everyone has enjoyed their Bank Holiday weekend, what did you get up to?
Liv
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Monday, 14 April 2014

Calorie Free Easter Treats!

Easter ideas

Whipstick
£5.75 - lush.co.uk


Essie Nail Polish Chocolate Cakes
£7.99 - amazon.co.uk


Too Faced Matte Bronzer
£25 - Boots.com


Too Faced Palette
$25 - toofaced.com


Too Faced Eye Shadows
$49 - toofaced.com


Montagne Jeuesse Hot Chocolate Masque
67p - Boots.com


Eau De Toilette
£8.50 - thebodyshop.co.uk


Body Butter
£5.00 - thebodyshop.co.uk


Easter is nearly upon us so I thought I'd share a few ideas for chocolate treats that won't add any pounds to the scales (though it will take some from your purse). I was quite impressed with the range of chocolate based beauty products available, these are only a select few, but if you're chocoholic I'd suggest having a mosey at The Body Shops collection called Chocomania. Hotel Chocolat also sell bath and beauty products too, though they are slightly more pricey.
Unfortunately I couldn't find a UK stockist for the Too Faced Palettes, so that purchase is probably more appropriate for US shoppers.

Happy Easter!
Love, 
Liv
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