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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

FANTASTIC SERVICES REDESIGNS MY GARDEN


What a beautiful summer we're having! I can't believe the British summer is so beautiful at the moment. I love the fact that summer pushes me to be outside more and do more activities. I feel more productive, don't you? My sister and I are working on this major renovation of our home and having a 3 bedroom house are not easy to take care of, it requires a lot of upkeep. Especially the garden! This time we didn't need to worry about the garden so much as we were approached by fantastic services, who opted to clean up our front and back garden and plant flowers to take it to the next stage.
FANTASTIC SERVICES
FANTASTIC SERVICES

If you're not familiar with fantastic services, they are a one-stop shop for all home services! Let me tell you they are fantastic. After discussing the brief, two garden pros arrived at my home and weeded my back and front garden within an hour. The then proceeded to add weed treatment and dispose to of the rubbish.

Next was making my garden beautiful. The team asked if I wanted flowers and I was really excited as I wasn't expecting it, and I also had no clue of flowers to choose from. I just pointed to the floral dress I was wearing and left it to the pros to choose. The guys went above and beyond and brought in a huge amount of flowers, so colourful and unique. They planted them in a beautiful way to give my garden personality. I can't wait to see them bloom.


Thank you so much to the team at Fantastic Services for helping my garden to look pretty. As we're in a heatwave my garden is looking a bit dry, but hopefully, in a few weeks, you'll be able to see the full potential.

Please note that gardening, planting and clean up is was gifted to me for the review.
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Thursday, 31 May 2018

HOW TO TRAVEL ON A BUDGET (AD)

I admit it, I have travel envy. I always wondered how my friends and travel blogger peeps were able to whisk away to amazing locations so frequently! Surely it cost a lot, surely you used up all your annual leave? Well after research and actually speaking to my friends I realized it was more realistic than I thought. Below are my tips, that I gained.



Save and invest:

Pretty standard really, I'm not the best at saving to be honest, but having a nest egg for days you want to just book a flight is brilliant. What I have started doing is saving at least 20% of my salary each month. If you can't afford that try 10% or even 5% at first and see how that goes! Do a direct debit each month and you'll be growing before you know it.

Download apps like Monzo to monitor your spend and before you know it, you'll also be sipping Pina Coladas on a beach in Bali.




Hunt for the best deals:
I'm a woman that likes a good deal. What can I say, I love to live boujee on a budget.

I'm not going to go into so much detail about the places I look but you can find them here 

My faves have to be first choice and the tui brand for quickie package holiday deals, as well as my bae travel supermarket.



Borrow now, pay later:

We all need a break, and as such life gets in the way and you may not have enough to get away and you really need to. So you need a little financial help and a mini loan. Cash lady is a good example of this, As a specialist payday loan broker, their service is completely free of charge. They will not charge you anything at any point. Instead, they receive a fee from our lenders once they have successfully funded your loan.

Remember if you go this route, please choose something affordable and choose a realistic timescale to pay off your loan. You can find out more about how this works here. 

So there you go, work out the best option for yourself and enjoy!






sponsored post by Cash Lady 
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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

BEAUTY| SHEA MOISTURE ARGAN OIL AND ALMOND MILK RANGE REVIEW

Salutations babes, how are we? I have been very busy, with weddings and events. Not to mention, I spent last bank holiday at Supadupafly, rooftop sessions and it was live. More of those events for summer, please! Anyway, onto the review! I was gifted the new Shea Moisture and Argan Oil and Almond Milk range to test out. I am not a stranger to the range and actually love using the products. Most people do not realize, but I am natural underneath my wigs, weaves, and extensions. I have been since 2012, so I do not relax my hair. It hasn't been easy, but I love seeing my curls pop with great products.


shea moisture argan oil and almond milk


shea moisture argan oil and almond milk



Protective styles are important for me so you can see I am rocking this wig from Wiggit, the relaxed blowout. This synthetic wig is goals and emulates black hair when blown out! I'll do a full review on this later. Now, I chose the range based on my hair concerns. It is great for:


  • Fine
  • Frizzy
  • Wavy
  • Straight hair
Other than having thin to medium texture hair, my hair concerns don't completely align with the uses of this product, I just loved the smell and love the properties of almond milk and argan oil. Which is extremely nourishing for dry hair and helps to detangle. There is also Shea butter too, and Shea is always a winner for me. 



shea moisture argan oil and almond milk


Just with my normal hair routine, I shampooed and conditioned and I felt my hair to be more nourished as I used the products. What I loved about the product is that the products were clean and contained no nasties, parabens, sulfates etc. The key ingredients will help me on my healthy hair routine, and hair journey. Yup, I am back on that again! I want to say a huge thanks to Shea Moisture team for the goodies. Have you tried these products before? 










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Thursday, 26 April 2018

FASHION | SUMMER 2018 CONFIDENCE WITH IKRUSH

Hello beautiful people, I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the brief heatwave we had. I decided to chill and didn't get to experience it! I have to say summer brings so much confidence in not just what I wear but how I feel! I was approached by the lovely team at IKRUSH, to showcase their new range and I couldn't wait to work with them again after so many years. Summer brings with it sandal weather! And yes, of course, I chose sandals in my review!


IKRUSH CLOTHING REVIEW


Speaking of confidence, I have always wanted to try the whole net skirt thing. I was channeling my inner gothic gypsy bride with this outfit and if I am honest it made me feel fierce. I know this may sound a bit OTT to some of you, but I really feel that I am trailblazing into the life I deserve. This year and a half have been mad difficult. However, I find with one chapter ending, a new one is beginning and I am so excited about what the future holds! I cannot wait to tell you what is happening, but I need to be so quiet about it until everything is certain.


boohoo black net skirt

JESSICA DEBRAH
FLORAL PRINT COLD SHOULDER TOP

Firstly, these golden heels from IKRUSH were elegant and also very, very versatile as you can see from both outfits. I dunno how to describe it, but I feel like a WOMAN. Now, I feel uber confident to display my curves like a boss. I may not look perfect, but I am happy with how I look right now. 

lotd suede camel biker jacket
IKRUSH AND LOTD OOTD

Toning it down for a more muted look, I opted for these ripped jeans, with pearls. Which are my new favorite things ever! I have had a thing for espadrilles after I saw my colleague rock a cute outfit with them last year. Now, I am slowly building them into my shoe collection. What do you think of the flatform espadrilles? Cute or nah?

All in all, this summer will be lit, and I cannot wait to showcase more outfits when this weather decides to stabalise!










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