25 November 2015

Shopping // Black Friday

Lookfantastic Beauty Box Black Friday Offer Its that time of year and Black Friday deals are all over the place. I have a little bit of a love hate relationship with it because suddenly Black Friday is everywhere but who can resist the offers? And the chance to finish all my Christmas shopping so early? Yes please! If you're in need of a little inspiration, read away!

Lookfantastic November Beauty Box I have my eye on a ton of things from Lookfantastic (that staff discount is calling my name) but I am probably most excited about the Beauty Boxes. I am pretty obsessed with how gorgeous the limited edition boxes have been since October and there is going to be a special bundle available where you can buy the October, November and December Boxes all together- this is SUCH a gorgeous gift! The three boxes look beautiful together (just look at the first two all gold and pretty together) and they would just be the most perfect present to find under the tree. It is the last chance to get your hands on them if you missed out in October, and I reckon these are going to sell out quick, so get your hands on them while you can! For the rest of the Black Friday Beauty Offers, keep checking this page and you can follow the hashtag #lfblackfriday to see the offers as they go live over the day!

MyProtein Black Friday Offers
Shopping for my husband at this time of year can be a bit of a nightmare- his birthday is Christmas eve so I need to get all his presents in one big bundle! With him being a weightlifter and sports massage therapist, things related to that are always a good bet though. No surprise then that I'm going to be refreshing the My Protein pages to see which goodies I can get my hands on over Black Friday...  If there's one thing that man loves, it is sportswear! Joggers for life, bro.

Mankind Grooming Box
Speaking of shopping for men, I am really chuffed to have found out about the Mankind Grooming box. Harry has absolutely loved the latest one- filled with full size products, including something for pretty much every part of a man's grooming regime. A little birdie tells me that there is a special box just for Black Friday which is going to be pretty amazing so if you have any dapper gents in your life who need a Christmas present, go, go, go!

Will you be shopping the Black Friday sales? Which sites are your go tos? 


22 November 2015

This Week // #39

Birthday cake blowing out hte candles {Because you're never too old for your mama to make you a giant chocolate covered birthday cake!}
Doing: A big old clear out. We're going to be moving in early December -a bit of an unexpected move but a place came up that we would have been silly to let go, and the whole leaking roof situation is making our little Northern Quarter flat pretty joyless right now. So we're moving to the other side of town, closer to work for both of us and to much more space. I'm sad to be leaving our neighbourhood behind but oh so excited to make a home with room for us to breathe. I always hate lugging useless crap around so I'm getting started on clearing out the things we've gathered that are just crowding into our space instead of adding anything to it. New place, fresh start!

Loving: My family. Last weekend I had my mum, my sister and her boyfriend visit us for my birthday weekend. I might be 27 now but there is still nothing like having your mum bake your a cake and having your favourite people sing you happy birthday!

Wearing: All of my birthday presents! I got some absolute corkers from my sister, in laws and my husband that I have been wearing pretty much every day since last Saturday! Especially now the weather has turned distinctly chilly. I can guarantee you'll be seeing them soon!

Daydreaming: Of all the new flat decoration. It is totally unfurnished so even thought have have all the important bits already (bed, sofa...) we're going to have a lot more space to fill up. From a teeny one bed to a decent size two bed! In our current place we literally cannot fit one single extra piece of furniture and it is torture that the markets always have such gorgeous chairs and tables and shelve that I haven't been able to buy. Bring on the vintage furniture hunting!

Links of the Week:
Stories like this never fail to make me happy to be living up north.
I loved this article on Adele's Rolling Stone cover. That woman leaves me in awe
Rebecca's blog is one I've always loved dipping into and this post really resonated with me. Sometimes it is OK to not always want to be the best at everything.

Catch up with Chambray & Curls:
// All Black //



17 November 2015

Style // Chunky Heel Ankle Boots

All black autumn outfit I have truly gone back to my roots... Black, a little more black, and then some extra black! I just always feel most myself in all black. Every single outfit just always feels cleaner and sleeker. I also find myself playing around with textures a lot more- suede, leather, chunky knits; I'm pretty much just piling it all on.
I've been happily clomping around in these chunky heel ankle boots since I scored them on eBay the other week, Combined with the all black, I'm definitely feeling a little bit like my sister during the 90s when she was a bit of a goth teen stomping around in heavy boots. I just need to up my eyeliner game and I'm right there!
chunky heel boots all black leather jacket and knit jumper wearing all black and chunky heel ankle boots
Wearing: jeans, boots and knit: via Ebay; rucksack and neckscarf: Charity Shop; leather jacket: ASOS (old)