Wednesday 21 August 2013

Wishlist | My Top Work Jewellery Picks

At my new job I have to wear all black as my uniform so to add that pop of colour I have to do it through jewellery and accessories. So I thought I would show you kind of a wishlist of a couple of items I've come across which would be perfect for me at work.

First is this bright pink statement necklace from Charmnest. Charmnest is a newer jewellery site which I have already purchased off and loved the things I received. This bright pink necklace is perfect as I love pink and it will help accessorize a plain black dress perfectly.
The next two items are from Forever21. I've only ever ordered from Forever21 once and that was for holiday bits but I always hear such amazing things about their jewellery. I chose this cute necklace which spells out Wish, Love & Dream which is not only cute but very inspirational. And then I found this cute cuff which has a gold bow on it and who doesn't love bows right?
Then this next item I've been eyeing up for some time. If I wear a bracelet it's usually a chunky variety or bangles so when I came across this dainty infinity bracelet from Delilah Dust I knew I had to have it. I think it's such a nice idea and think it gives off a nice message.
For rings I only ever constantly wear one and I got it in Greece in 2008 when I went on holiday with a friend. On nights out I love to wear big statement rings but obviously this isn't convenient for work. So to come to some mutual ground I found this 2 Pack of turquoise rings from H&M. They are so nice and are great to wear together or separately  One is a turquoise band and the other is decorated with a gold chain.
For earrings I like to stay quite small. I love big out there earrings but we aren't allowed to wear them at work so I opt for something glitzy instead. I love Tresor Paris jewellery and do already own a pair of their earrings so I've included the same pair but in a different colour.
Finally a hair product, and you may already be aware of these as they seem to be everywhere. These snag free hair bands from New Look seem to be the hit product at the moment. I know there is a brand called Popband which is where I've seen most people talking about these but they are hairbands that claim not to leave a kink in your hair and come in some adorable patterns/shades which you can wear on your wrist as a bracelet. Genius idea!

So there you have it, my top picks of jewellery for work. Let me know if you have any ideas for what I can jazz up a plain black outfit with by leaving a comment below.

Saturday 10 August 2013

Baking | Stuffed Cookies

Hey everyone, long time no see! Just a quick update I am loving my job and am so excited and what's coming up for me. I'm still trying to get to terms with my shifts so will resume my blog very soon but today I thought as I have today off work and wasn't up to much else I would do what I love to do best... BAKE! I scoured Pintrest for a good couple of hours and saw so many wonderful recipes that I will try out one day but today I just wanted something simple and easy. So when I saw a couple of pictures of these I thought that is exactly what I want to make. These are super easy to make and you can choose so many different varieties.

So what will you need...
2 packets of Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Your choice of filling (In my case it was Hersheys, Oreos & Peanut Butter Cups.)

Yes that is all you need. Now if your not lazy like I was feeling today you could make the cookie dough from scratch which I will try later another day.

First pre heat the oven to whatever the cookie mix says, mine was gas mark 5. Then I simply mixed up the cookie mix into a dough. I then took a small ball of the dough and squashed it down on the pre-greased tray. I took my choice of filling and lightly pushed it into the dough. I then took another small ball of dough and squashed it over the top and joined it up with the other piece of dough. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and voila bite into the yummy goodness you've just created.

Hope you enjoy recreating these if you do and let me know in a comment what your choice of filling was.

Monday 5 August 2013

Hiatus... Only for a short time!

Hey strangers! I just wanted to quickly type out this post to explain my brief absence. As most of you will probably know I've recently started my new job with Molton Brown and I am loving it! But along with a new job comes stress and hectic work days so due to this I may be a bit MIA from my little baby of a blog. I wish I was a super human and could manage it all but right now that just isn't possible! On my days off I will TRY my best to schedule some posts but at the moment these precious short days fly by and are being spent relaxing and spending time with my friends and family.

So finally I just want to say a BIG


For sticking by me and my little blog and hopefully when I get into more of a rhythm with my job all will resume as normal!