Thursday, 17 August 2017

What's in my Suitcase!

Hi all
Hope you've had a nice week! As I am writing this I am sat in a car on the way to visit my auntie, uncle and little cousins before I then go on holiday to Croatia. So this week I have decided to do a post about what's in my suitcase! I am of course not going to list everything because it's mostly just your basic clothing, shampoos, suncream e.t.c., but I have picked out a few things to show you and talk about!


First thing, this is the suitcase I will be taking with me! It's quite big, but fits everything in well and I really like the pattern . Its from revelationlondon, its a hard suitcase and has a lock on.


Clothes!
 
Here are some of my favourite clothes that I will be taking with me to Croatia. Above are some basic new look shorts, but they are so comfy! The two tops below are also both from new look, and the loose fitted summer trousers are from next

  




I am taking this jumper, although it probably won't be in my suitcase because I'm planning on wearing on the flight. I often find I get cold on planes! I really love this jumper, it's so comfy! It also seems to blend into the background. It's by Fabulous Hannah the message behind this is "no rain no flowers" as you may tell from the embroidered detail and you can find it at Red Hare.

 Preparing for the weather!


Hopefully it won't rain too much in Croatia but its always best to be prepared! This is a rain mac I bought in a Tesco sale because I really like the floral print.

 Sunglasses! I have packed my sunglasses! I really like these sunglasses I have spoken about these on this blog before (in my summer outfit post.), but yes I love them and they are coming with me to Croatia, and I hope for sun!

Make up!
I have spoken about this make up bag before on this blog (on my What I got for my Birthday post)
I love that it has a dog on that looks like mine! Inside my holiday make up bag I have: 
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation  - Love this foundation!!
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer  - somehow escaped the picture!


I have also got a separate roll up thing (not sure what it's called) for my make up brushes this is from Boots it has elastic things to hold the makeup brushes in place and has a zipped pocket at the end that fits my eyelash curlers and tweezers. I use the real techniques bold metal collection make up brushes which I love! There is also another brush in there that I use but not sure of the brand.

Thank you for reading, Hope you enjoyed! What's your favourite holiday\summer make up item? 
Bye for now, see you next week! 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Summer Mocktail (Strawberry, Mint and Lime)


Hi all
I hope your having a nice summer! Today I am going to share how to make this simple mocktail! It only contains 4 ingredients and is really simple to make! 


You Will Need 


8 Strawberries
1 or 2 Limes depending on their size
A few mint leaves 
 Sprite 


Method

First wash the strawberries then cut the leaves off and slice them in half.


Then put the strawberries into a small blender and blend, you may want to add a bit of water to the strawberry if they don't blend easily. 


Juice the limes and ensure no pips go into the drink, then add the strawberry mixture to the lime juice. Add the sprite to the lime and strawberry mixture and stir.


Next crush/squeeze the mint leaves this is supposed to releases the mint flauvor into the drink. You can also add two mint leaves to the top of the drink and a strawberry on the side for decoration 

And your done! Add a straw if you want and enjoy!

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy! Let me know if you have a go at making it in the comments below!  
Bye for now, see you next week!  



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Thursday, 3 August 2017

In Flight Essentials!


Hi all, 
I hope you've had a lovely week! It is now August, where has the time gone? August is (at least in the UK) the most popular month to go on holiday, making now a good time to share my In Flight Essentials!


First thing is a bag, quite obvious, you're going to need somewhere to put this stuff!
I have chosen this fairly small Accessorize rucksack to take with me! I like using a rucksack because that way you still have your hands free to wheel your suitcase and whatever else you have to carry, I also really like the pattern on this bag!


  Next thing I am going to be bringing is this mini colouring book. I like doodling and colouring to pass time and colouring is quite calming as there's not a lot to think about. You can't really tell from the picture but both the book and pencils are small and perfect for traveling!


Next thing, well three things! I am going to to be taking hand sanitiser because seriously planes and definitely airpots are gross, full of germs so in order to feel clean I think hand sanitiser is very important especially if you're going to want to eat on the plane! Then I also think hand cream and lip balm are very important to keep you feeling at your best. I also think the best kind of lip care for traveling is one that is on a stick so you don't have to use fingers to put it on! 


Finally I have a book to read! I have actually read Everything Everything (and really enjoyed it) so I am going to take "The Sun is Also a Star" also by Nicola Yoon but it hasn't arrived in the post yet!

Thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed! What do you think is the most important thing to take on a flight? And what books are you enjoying at the moment? Let me know in the comments below! 
Bye for now, see you next week!



Thursday, 27 July 2017

What I got for my Birthday 2017!


Hi all,
As I said last week, this weeks post lists and talks about many of the things I got for my Birthday this year. My Birthday was two weeks ago now so this post probably could have been up sooner but at least this way I have been able to try the gifts before I talk about them!
 Hope you enjoy!


The first item is this Kenneth Cole Reaction  bluetooth speaker that I got from one my aunties. It is really small but works well. It came with a little car that the speaker fits into so you can attach to your keyring. I have not used it for long periods of time so I don't know how good the battery life is but so far I love it! 









The next thing, well things, is this box from my bestfriend that was filled with goodies and decorated really nicely! Inside was a pink floral makeup bag with a dog on that is the same breed and looks just like my dog which of course I love! I love that when I go on holiday my makeup bag will remind me of her! There was also a pink nail polish, which you can't see very well in the photo but is a china glaze nail polish in the colour 'something sweet' which is a really nice pail pink colour. There is also mini ted baker body spray and face mask. Then there was also a little bee necklace shown above on the right that was also in the box. What is not in the picture (because I have eaten them) but in the box was a chocolate bar and some very tasty home made brownies! I really love this gift and think it was a very thoughtful present!


Clothes!

The next few are clothes, I got some money from my auntie and uncle and I bought this striped fruit shirt and the jeans below from Zara! This shirt it is covered in tiny images of fruit.
I also got these floral embroidered mom Jeans from Zara with the money my auntie and uncle gave me. I really like jeans with a bit of pattern on such as embroidery or print, so when I saw these in the sale I was so happy with them!

 My parents also gave me some money to buy some new clothes and I bought this superdry denim jacket, which is a pale blue with some slight rips in the body.

 My nanny bought me these shorts, that I can wear on holiday. These shorts are from fat face. I really like the pattern on these shorts and they are loose fitted shorts so don't make you feel to hot.
Body Creams and Washes!
I got these body shop goodies form one of my friends. I love The Body Shop and these smell so nice.
I received these Zoella Beauty products from my auntie and uncle (who also bought me the bluetooth speaker) I really like the hand cream it is very moisturising but seems to sink into your hands really quickly. I have had the 'creamy madly dreamy' moisturiser before and really liked so i will look award to using that again! I have never tried the soap pop so I'm not sure whats this is like but it smells really nice!

From another one of my friends I got these Molton Brown minis! Which smell so nice and are perfect  to take on holiday with me. 
Amazon Alexa 
 The final present I got was the amazon echo dot, I really love it, Im sure you will have seen it but if your haven't it is a voice controlled speaker that does lots of things, such as play music or the radio set timers and alarms, turn lights on and off if smart lights are fitted, make to do and shopping lists.
 I have used this so much since I got it. I love that you can play radio and change the volume by just speaking without having to press any buttons form anywhere in the room, I also have an audible account so I have been listening to audiobooks each night before I go to bed.  I would definitely recommend the echo dot.
Thank-you for reading, hope you enjoyed! Bye for now, see you next week!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Birthday and Little Update!

Hi all,
This week was the first week of my summer holidays! I have however been quite busy so I have not got all I wanted done, so this only going to be little update but I hope you enjoy it all the same.

Friday was my Birthday! I had such a nice day I was in school so I did have to get up early to catch the bus but I was with all my friends, who made my day feel so special (I will talk more about this in my what I got for my Birthday post which will come soon)! We then finished school at 10:30 and went to Wagamamas for lunch, it was so good and they gave me birthday cake! Once we finished at Wagamama me and my best friend went to hobby craft, which is one of my favourite shops and I bought some craft supplies for a scrapbook!

Over the summer holidays I am going to create a scrap book of all the fun things I do with my friends and family. I have so far done one page with all of pictures and things from my Birthday, and I look forward to filling with pictures of me and family and of all things I do in Croatia!


Then at the weekend I went shopping with my parents in a big shopping centre and to Zizzi's for lunch. I had another really nice day! I only bought two items, and they were both in the sale! - I will add these into the what I got for my Birthday post.

Sorry this is a bit of a short not much going on kind of post but things have been so busy and everything has been a bit of a mess I have been trying reorganise my room and get lots done. I have been working of lots of things for my etsy shop see last weeks post -here-. I read a recent blog post from Poppy Deyes titled 'taking a breather' (Click -Here- to view that post) and I feel, not necessarily, that I need a break but I need to get back into all the organisation I was once really good at. I feel I need a bit more routine. I have loads of blog post ideas that I am so exited to create and post over the summer, so please bare with me for those.

Thanks for reading! What type of posts are your favourite? Let me know in the comments.
Bye for now, see you again next week!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

ForgetMeNotz, My Etsy Shop!

Hi all
This week has been the last week of school for me, I have one more day tomorrow then I have 7 weeks off! I am so exited! And to add to that tomorrow is my Birthday! 

Today I wanted to share with you my Etsy shop. I love making things and I always have done, well as long as I can remember, so I have decided to make and try and sell some of my handmade cards. The shop is fairly empty at the moment I have six cards on, but I am currently working on new designs and I look forward to sharing those with you over the summer.


Here are the six cards currently listed on my Etsy shop!










If you would like to have a look in more detail at my Etsy shop you can here: www.forgetmenotz.co.uk

I made the shop in 2015 to sell some small keyring's I had made but it didn't go well, but I'm trying again. I have renamed it ForgetMeNotzStore (I thought it fitting for a card shop)and I will be selling cards and maybe other handmade stationary products in the future (I have some exiting ideas I am working on at the moment). I am very exited to share this on my blog and hope you like the cards!

Thankyou for reading, hope you enjoyed! I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. 
Bye for now, See you next week!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Blueberry Lemonade!


Hi all,
This week has felt so summery! I love lemonade and its always so nice and refreshing in the summer! So here is a delicious recipe for homemade blueberry lemonade!


Ingredients 
2/3 cup of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of lemon zest (the zest of 1 lemon)
1/2 cup of Blueberries
2/3 cup of water 
1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice 
2 cups of ice or water 
3 cups of sparking water or club soda


1) Add the sugar, lemon zest, blueberries and water to a small saucepan. 


2) Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Once boiling leave to simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved and the blueberries soften.   


3) Remove from the heat and pass through a fine sieve. Leave the blueberry syrup mixture to cool. 

4) If you using ice, add the fresh lemon juice, ice, and blueberry syrup to a large blender and blend until smooth. If your using water you can just mix the lemon juice, water and ice together. 


5) When you are ready to drink add the sparkling water or club soda and enjoy. If your not going to drink it all at once keep the lemon mixture separate from the club soda/sparking water in the fridge.


Thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed! What is your favourite summer drink? 
Bye for now, see you next week!




Thursday, 29 June 2017

Fitness! Fitness! Fitness!

Hi all
This week I have a fitness post for you. I am definitely not not a fitness expert but I do enjoy fitness and one of my new year goals was to do more fitness. So far I do think I have met this goal. I have also started running with one of my friends, but it is wether dependant and the weather has not been as good this week. I have still been doing Lucy Whyndam-Ready You tube fitness videos, she has been doing fitness challenges every other month with a new video each day, one day a cardio video and the next a toning workout. The July challenge starts on on the first.

Here are some of of favourites of Lucy's videos:

Here are some of the sports leggings I love and have been wearing for my fitness

Image from www.usapro.co.uk
I love these marble effect leggings. They have a netted strip down one side. I really like the pattern.


Image from www.usapro.co.uk
I also really love these sports leggings. I have two pairs of these in this colour and in pink they are really comfortable and fit well.


Thank you for reading. Do you know of any good fitness videos or apps? Where do you like to buy sports clothes from? 
Bye for now, see you next week!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Summer Outfit!

Hi all
This week and last weeks has been so hot! England has had big heat wave a heatwave! Here is one of the summer outfits I have been loving this week! I really like this outfit I have chosen I feel it is really summery due to all the floral prints. I love floral and almost all my clothes have flowers on them, evan my shoes have flowers on them!
As not all this stuff is not current season I can't leave the exact link but I have picked out some similar items from the same shops that I also love and left the links below!



This top is from New Look, it is a very light fabric. There are fabric coverd buttons all the way up the back of the top and I really like the pom pom trim round the bottom edge of the top.

Similar New Look top Click Here


These shorts are from New Look.
I really love these, I like denim shorts and I  love that these ones have floral detailing along the edges and on the pockets. I have owned these for quite a while now and they are still definitely my favourite shorts!


Similar New Look shorts: Click Here







These shoes are from Ecco. I really like these shoes as I love the floral pattern on them! I have to wear orthotic insoles so finding shoes that are deep enough for the insoles is quite a challenge as I always used to wear converse. Most of the shoes in Ecco are deep enough for the insoles and they have got some really nice shoes!
These Ecco shoes Click Here

These sunglasses are from Topshop. I put these in the clothing haul on here a while ago (you can check that out here) but in the sun we have had this week you really need your sunglasses so of course I had to include them!
Link to these Cool Metal Sunglasses


Thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed! What's are favourite clothes and shoes shop and what's the weather like at the moment where you are? Bye for now see you next week!