Friday, 21 November 2014


We're suddenly seeing a drop in temperature and coats and scarves are becoming an essential, I'm a total jumper lover and have been on a bit of a haul when it comes to them recently so I thought I'd do a little post to show you what I got.

My most recent buy is this gorgeous camel coloured fluffy knit from Topshop. I have this in a couple of other colours and just think its perfect to throw on with a pair of jeans for ultimate winter comfort. The necklace in the picture is also a Topshop piece and I thought it went lovely with the jumper. I got this at an absolute bargain from £30 down to £15 on a half price promo! Not forgetting student discount ;)

Next up is this gorgeous roll neck, again from Topshop. In fact the picture doesn't do it justice, its a perfect fit and is so cosy for those wintery days. This comes in a variety of colours - I really wanted them all however I chose this as I thought it was nice and Christmassy!! 

I'm loving pastel colours ATM and I thought this H&M piece was an absolute bargain at just £14.99! I chose the duck egg blue, but again this comes in a variety of colours and is a lovely baggy style fit which you can layer up for ultimate warmth. H&M is so great for bargain basics, don't you think?!

As many of you probably aready know, I have some good news..... I passed my driving test. WOOOO. As a 'well done' gift my Auntie treated me to this lovely cropped style furry jumper which is so versatile and goes with pretty much everything! Believe it or not this is actually a piece from Tesco! Ha, not just great for your baked beans! ;) 

Last but by no means least, I got this beautiful shell pink ribbed high neck from Newlook when they had their 25% of knitwear. I actually wore this on the day of my driving test and passed so I know class this as my lucky jumper, ha! Newlook actually have lots of lovely knitwear in currently so if you're looking for a nice, cheap knit that's the place to go! Also this piece is sooooo soft unlike some knitwear which can be uber itchy.

Holding my certificate, excuse the windsweptness!


Wednesday, 5 November 2014


As I was googling our page this afternoon I came across a video that I hope will brighten up your gloomy Wednesday! 

I wasn't really sure whether to laugh or cry but you can decide for yourselves....

I'm back on the IOW this week and I am absolutely loving catching up with my friends and fammo! It seems all I've been doing is indulging on yummy foods... no change there. Yesterday I caught up with Flo for lunch! It was BOGOF on main meals at Table Table, Newport so we took advantage! I went for the chicken and leek pie whilst Flo stuck to the classic burger. Equally delish.
As we got an utter bargain, it would've been silly to not dive in a dessert so we crumbled at the temptation of a rocky road sundae!
Yup, it tasted as good as it looks.

Today, Crystal and I tried the new christmas themed toffee nut latte today at Starbucks, if you haven't tried already - please do, not to mention their rocky road slice mmmmm heaven in a bite.

Oooo and I've had my braces off. YIPPEEE

It's safe to say I'm in a total food coma and I'm sure you're all drooling at your desks!
Home sweet home


Sunday, 2 November 2014


I was lucky enough to experience Centerparcs and I can offically say I have caught the 'Centerparcs bug' and I can totally see what the hype is about! It is truly amazing and the most fun I have had in a LONG time! I know I'm pretty late with the whole Centerparcs vibe but I'm sure loads of you can relate if you have been! 

Through school I was never a sports fan and anything fitness related really did turn my stomach so I could never imagine Centerparcs being my thing and whenever I heard good things about Centerparcs I let it go over my head however I have somehow changed and the idea of cycling around all week amongst other sports related activities literally excites the hell out of me! (Mainly the thought of being able to eat copious amounts of food and not feel massively guilty! Although, I'm pretty sure I ate over 10x my body weight). Hey ho, it's Monday tomorrow. New day and all that.

When we arrived we went straight to the Cycle Centre and picked up our rides for the week. 

HAHA. Yes, we did get a tandem! (After a day of having normal bikes, I realised bike riding seriously isn't my forte and I could only picture myself with two broken legs and no front teeth). So after a little bit of persuasion Oli agreed that we could get a tandem. Who knew going up hills would be so easy?! ;)

Segwaying was defintely one of my highlights of the week! Imagine riding to work on one of these?!

Closely followed by our spa day and afternoon tea! 

This was my first ever Spa day at Aqua Sana and it most definitely did not disappoint! The Turkish Saunas and the beautiful scenery around the swimming pools were breath-taking! 

Our Afternoon Tea was incredible and it included warm scones (mmm, making me seriously hungry!), a selection of sandwiches, a macaron, lemon drizzle cake and a tiramisu! Accompanied by a peppermint tea! 

Not forgetting our full body massages (I'd like one every day, please!) and shellac treatments. I felt like a princess! 

The Pancake House! 
Pretty sure this picture speaks for itself... Amazing. 
This was actually Oli's pancake (jealous). Mine didn't look quite as good! 

Not forgetting the most amazing salad and dessert at Café Rouge! 

Paysanne Salad followed by Chocolate and banana torté with salted caramel ice cream. (It tasted even better than it looks)

I'm sorry if this post bored you slightly but I just thought I'd share with you all what I've been up to this past week and to let you all know how amazing Centerparcs really is! I hope you all had a fab half term and a happy halloween! Now back to reality! 


Sunday, 19 October 2014

20% OFF

Student discount is a total life saver- with 10% off in most high street stores the choice between spending £45 instead of £50 seems far more appealing. But when 20% hits the town it's time to get ya bargains!

So Kingston town had a student event in the Bentall Centre (the shopping mall) and most high street stores - Topshop, River Island, Miss Selfridge etc. My student loan had just come in meaning my bank account was looking healthier than ever meaning the urge to splurge was at it's peak! 

My friends 21st was coming up so I needed a partayy outfit! I found a gorgeous pair of black laced shorts from Topshop, and a nice little cream crop to team it with... Here's the final result

I've also had my eye on a beauttttiful pair of brogues for a while now and since there was 20% off I figured I'd treat myself! Also from Topshop! 

I absolutely adore my Miss Selfridge jumpsuit which also had student discount! The floral pattern is SOOO pretty ☺️


Another little purchase was a simple grey dress from Topshop - it was an absolute bargain and I thought would go perfectly with some black tights, a little belt, some chunky boots and a leather jacket!

Penultimately, a gorgeous white skirt from River Island! Perfect for a night out in the town!

And last but by no means least... Thigh high boots! I'm in love. 


Tuesday, 14 October 2014


'It's not fair.'
'I don't understand.'
'Why do bad things happen to good people?'

We’ve all got this ridiculous obsession of putting on a brave face. Forever telling people ‘we’re okay’, ‘we’re fine’… Because you know, we aren’t fine. Probably not even close. In the short term we take the easy way out by painting on a smile and pretending we’re on top of the world. We’re all victims of this. Why is it ok to set ourselves back and to cause ourselves more emotional damage than we’ve already got? We end up running away from our troubles until they come back and haunt us. Most of the time it’s when we’re in bed and it eventually turns in to crying ourselves to sleep.
Life is a continuous roller coaster. It goes up and then it goes down, repeatedly. (For me anyway, but I’m pretty sure it happens to us all).
We have to deal with some kind of tragedy day in, day out. Whether it be having a flat tyre, forgetting our lunch or most tragically dealing with the loss of a loved one. We all go through it. Yet we all have our individual ways of dealing with the outcome of the situation. 
We find ourselves asking questions... Shouting questions... Sometimes even screaming them. Waiting for an answer to be given to us. 'WHY?', 'WHY ME?'. No one knows. Life is an amazing thing yet so incredibly confusing. We're all put on this Earth and given life yet no one really knows any reasons as to why. We're left to deal with the shit that is thrown at us with no explanation or idea as to why it's even happened. You hear these things on the news, but seriously. Me?
Plane crashes, car crashes, illnesses?
In reality life is all about timings. Wrong place wrong time kinda thing… The invention of a time machine would be the answer to it all but unfortunately my non-scientific brain cannot successfully think of a fully functioning invention, as much as it pains me to say. Each morning I wake up in hope that I have developed some bewitching powers and somehow managed to change the world… But no, still hoping and wishing that that day will come!
How do we cope with the anger, frustration, sadness, confusion and all the other emotions that we're left with? 
When bad things happen we’re sure to go through every emotion known to man, even emotions we didn't even know existed! We end up on a road to oblivion with no knowledge on what way to turn. Feeling like we’re on our own. But turns out this is normal. Truth is our questions are forever going to be unanswered. The answer is whatever we want them to be. Stay positive... Everything happens for a reason, right?
Its okay not to be okay. It’s SO okay!

The feeling of worrying and being alone is probably one of the most stressful and frustrating emotions. Yet the most pointless of them all!

  Life is still yet to make sense to me. All I know for sure is that laughing, being with people you love, having manners and wearing nice clothes is all that really matters! 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Week One

Alcohol and pizza *dominoes pic to make you drool* have been the main constituents of week one at uni. And to be honest, I've loved every moment of it. I've been out resourcing my final bits and pieces for the uni room, including a bath mat, thermal cup, candles (obviously) and storage boxes I have way too many clothes! 

     Bath Mat - Primark
Thermal Cup - Primark

Do you like my pink scrubbers?! I couldn't resist!

Freshers ball was on Friday where the MIC boys Jamie Lang and Alex Mitton did a guest appearance!! 

#SELFIE  (Rubbish pic still cool)


My course began officially on Tuesday so it's down to the dirty work from now on (with the occasional night out). Occasional being the operative word. Or not HA. I'm a student after all, juggling studies and Smirnoffs should be easy.

Student discount has hit the town centre so I'm off out to get some bargains!!

Until next time 

Friday, 26 September 2014


Seeing as we're so far away from each other now (a two and a half hour drive *heartbroken emoji*) doing a blog post together isn't going to be very easy so we thought we'd do The British Tag! We have seen a few other bloggers and YouTubers doing it so we thought we'd jump on the bandwagon!

We hope you enjoy pointlessly reading about what our fave biscuits are and whether we drink tea or not! We'd love too know what yours are!!

1 - How many cups of tea do you have a day and how many sugars?
I'm not sure if this is breaking the whole 'Being British' thing but I don't actually like tea! I drink 1-4 cups of green tea a day, at a push! Coffee is ma thaang.
2 - Favourite dunking biscuit? 
 McVities Caramel Digestives... Dur?!
3 - Favourite part of your roast?
OMG Roast Dinner is my all time fave meal! But it HAS to be the roast potatoes! (The most unhealthy part, yeah I know!)
4 - Cockney rhyming slang?
Can you Adam and Eve it?!
5 - Favourite sweet?
Definitely more of a chocolate lover but I love Percy Pigs and Humbugs!
6 - Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
Watching The Great British Bake Off... Does that count?
7 - What would your pub be called?
The Jam Scone Inn. Lol
8 - No.1 British person?
Colin Firth 100%
9 - Favourite shop/restaurant?
10 - Favourite word?
11 - What British song pops in to your head?
If you wanna be my lover!
12 - Marmite?
LOVE. I would probably eat it out of the jar, given the choice.

1 - How many cups of tea do you have a day and how many sugars?
I like to mix it up with my teas - usually I have a coffee in the morning and green tea during the day and night. I do drink tea if there's no green tea in - black, no sugars (boring I know)
2 - Favourite dunking biscuit? 
Ooo this is hard!! If you know about the penguin dunk then that's my fave thing to do. also caramel digestives are divine. 
3 - Favourite part of your roast?
Gravy smothered veg!!
4 - Cockney rhyming slang?
Hank Marvin... (All the time)
5 - Favourite sweet?
Cherry Drops. 'cherrydropissalma' was my bebo name... Cringe!! Lol
6 - Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
Going for Afternoon Tea! #yummy
7 - What would your pub be called?
Sal's Trusty Tavern
8 - No.1 British person?
David Beckham *droool*
9 - Favourite shop/restaurant?
Gotta go with Monk on this one, Harrods! (If I had a larger purse)
10 - Favourite word?
11 - What British song pops in to your head?
'Yeeeah you really got me goinn' You Really Got Me - The Kinks. Tuune
12 - Marmite?
Not a lover, not a hater - smack bang in the middle, depends if I fancy it.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


 OH EM GEE. I am officially a fresher. I can't quite believe the time has finally arrived where I am a ferry and a long drive away from home staying in a single bed with a bunch of people I don't know. I'm not really selling it here am I. Jokes aside; I am totally loving it.

I'll begin with the journey to university.... Interesting to say the least. After a good 2 hours of shuffling and reshuffling all of my stuff in Ella's car, it just about fit in (leaving little to nil leg room for myself and poor Monk) however we got it all in so we  got over the first hurdle thankfully. We head off on Saturday morning (the day after the night before; one too many) where it appeared I had broken my foot. It turns out wine and heels do not mix. Hobbling my way to a FOUR HOUR wait at the hospital was certainly not how I expected to spend my first day at university, especially to find out my foot was in fact not broken and just severely bruised (sorry Crik and Els for the prolific time wasting). Never the less I was relieved it was nothing serious!! 

As we all know, food is my favourite thing in life. Saddo. So my first food shop I was SOOO looking forward too! It turns out shopping on a broken.... Bruised foot isn't the easiest of tasks therefore I was wheeled around a bit like this #insertembarrasingphoto

We did have a lot of fun whizzing around Kingston's local asda, despite the funny looks....

 LOL the lady on the left clearly wanted in on the selfie!! 

My food shop was succesful/ish... Mainly consisting of beans, more beans and alcohol! The joys of student life. 

Moving in would've been impossible without Ella and Crystal as I couldn't actually lift my own body weight on my foot, let alone a million boxes! They also helped me sort my entire room and gave me a huge surprise when I arrived......

The most amazing hamper full of everything I could possibly need for uni; from Shampoo/Conditioner to strawberry bonbons, cookbooks, ornaments, photo frames, PIG shape whisks... You name it - I've got it!! The theme of the hamper was pink as you can see... Which is my absolute favourite colour!!! I am SO so greatful for all my gorgeous gifts from the hamper and also my other leaving presents! THANKYOU FRIENDS ❤️ Missing you already *weeps* :-(

This is the end result of my room....

I haven't actually figured where my laptop/ study books are going to go yet... Don't judge 🙈. I love my little room so much now it is filled with all my pretty newbies and sacred items!

I will be posting another post regarding my first week living as a student to let ya'll know what I've been up too! 

Hope you enjoyed.... FROG ❤️xxx

Monday, 22 September 2014



The feeling of being 'stuck in a rut' and feeling like you're on a road to no-where is a well felt feeling of mine! And I can't imagine me being the only one. In reality very few people are in the position to be able to visage what they will be doing 10 years down the line... And yes, it is an extremely scary thought. What with thousands off to uni in hope they land their dream career and people with their 9-5 jobs in hope to accumulate enough money to do all the things in life that are a MUST. Such as getting a Range Rover in every colour and visiting the Maldives whenever we're feeling low! We can dream, right?

However seeing this quote on more occasion than one has given me a glimmer of hope! Who are we kidding? I can't even successfully load a dishwasher so the chance of having my life together is nil. Also being in two minds about life makes the whole situation 10x more confusing. 

Stay in and save our money in order to be able to do all of the nice things in life?
Go out party all day and night? After all life is way too short!

I believe the main issue surrounding these negative thoughts are the media. DON'T get me wrong, I have OCD when it comes to the Daily Mail. Refreshing everytime I get a chance and oogling over celebrities and their perfect worlds. What with Kylie and Kendall being two of the most talked about teenagers on the planet, we don't have much hope in feeling positive about our bog standard, day-in-day-out lives.

Truth is... We needn't have bog standard, day-in-day-out lives. Go and do whatever makes you happy!... Making excuses for ourselves is too easy. (Easier said than done, I know!!) Following our dreams seem way out of reach but really, we're all just too lazy to pursue them! It just takes that extra bit of courage to reach them! We're too easily sucked in to others opinions, whether it be our parents, our friends, the media or a randomer you over hear talking in Topshop changing rooms! 

Our time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - living with the results of other peoples thinking! Don't let others paths of life make you lose track of your own. Most importantly find the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Somehow them two things already know what you truly want to become... Everything else is secondary and irrelevant!!

" If today were your last day on this earth, would you do what you're about to do today?" - Steve Jobs. 

Have fun following your dreams! 


Thursday, 18 September 2014


Going out to dinner is our all time favourite thing to do. Monk and I are total foodies therefore love trying new restaurants and indulging into delicious meals.

This weekend we had a dough be whammy celebration.... My leaving do (I'm off too the wonderful land of uni) and our friend Jodie's 21st. As a result we hit up our local fave Italian restaurant Olivos. There are actually 2 on the island, one in Newport and the other in Ryde. On this occasion we opted for the Ryde one and it certainly didn't disappoint. 

We skipped starter as I usually find it fills me up before my main, I chose the spaghetti marinara for main which was absolutely delicious if you're into having half the sea lurching on your plate (my idea of perfection!). The other girls chose a variety of pasta dishes, all just as delicious.

Here is a pic of my main drooool

For dessert Monk and I couldn't decide between the banoffee pie and apple and cinnamon cheesecake so we opted to share both; tactical thinking ;)

Brace yourself!!

Incredible right?! Both were presented beautifully and absolutely tantalising for our tastebuds! A definite reccomendation!

So if you're looking to eat out on the Isle of Wight then Olivos is a must try, we have been many times and always had a lovely experience. Also great value for money!! Or if you've been before and haven't tried these dishes then you're missing out.... Go indulge!! 

M&F xxxxxxx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Excuse me, please... Oo sorry, excuse me... Hi sorry, can I get passed?

You're all with me yeah?

Ok. We all have a pet reeve, right? Well in my case I tend to have a few things that really tick all of my boxes. Don't get me wrong... I'm pretty easy going but we're only human and there is only so much one can take?
If people were to keep their irritating traits locked tightly away behind closed doors I'm sure the world would be a much calmer place.

I thought I'd share with you things that seriously grind my gears!! I'm pretty certain I'm not alone. (I hope I'm not anyway, otherwise I will feel pretty mean!)

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If you fancy taking a leisurely stroll down the street with a pushchair fit for quadruplets, then that is absolutely fine... But please move so I can get past you! I don't get it. It's a public footpath yet certain people make you feel like you really shouldn't be walking on pavements?! Jesus.
Oh and pleeease put your umbrella down. I came out with two eyes, I'd quite like to return with two aswell!

2 - MATE

Ah, lovely! You've spotted a friend!
I'm all for stopping for a quiet chit chat, but seriously. Shouting MATE or some other delightful nickname one end of the high street to other, really isn't appropriate. Especially when I am standing a metre away from you and I jump 10ft in the air.


It seems a vast majority of the population never quite got to grips with the words please and thank you! You should try it sometime, it really isn't too difficult!


Give way to your right and all that? WTF are you doing?!
You'd rather have a fag than let me know which way you're turning? Indicate!!!


Nothing better than being absolutely starving, going to a nice a restaurant and ordering some food that you reaaally fancy!  
But of course, it's not that simple.

That guy in the corner... He keeps picking his nose?!
OMG seriously, close your mouth when you're eating!
Eww, baby sick.


I don't!! Headphones are made for a reason.

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It's only natural to have a rant every now again, right?

Don't get me wrong, I'm no saint but I really do find it amusing how we all have this amazing ability to grind each others gears so well!


Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Living in England, feeling beautifully bronzed is a true rarity! With unpredictable weather and little chance to hit the sun when it does kindly appear due to work commitments etc. So when we are looking to get a bit of an extra glow and make ourselves feel like we've been on a 5* holiday to Bora Bora what better way than to hit the bottle. Of fake tan that is.

Finding the perfect sun in a bottle can be a difficult task, no one wants to come out looking like a piece of streaky bacon or better still an oopma lumpa. Admittedly I've experienced both looks and it's safe to say I did not feel bronzed and certainly not beautiful. 

I went on a bit of a fake tan haul in hope to find the perfect one, from high end to high street, instant to develop, I have tried and tested the lot and here is what a thought! 

(From left to right: St Moriz Instant Self Tan Mousse, St Tropez Luxe a Dry Oil, Piz Buin Mist Spray, St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mist, Expose Tanning Mouse)

St Moriz is my go too for a good coverage, bargain fake tan. I've used this for ages as I know it works for me so I was totally chuffed when I saw it on boots shelf for just £5. Previously I've had to order online as high street stores never stocked the product. Both the ones I use are instant, personally I prefer the mouse to the spray as sometimes you can still see where the spray has dotted onto your pins (not a great look).

The Piz Buin spray is a developing tan so is better if you want to look tanned for more than just the one day/night. It's a nice even coverage and gives you a good glow without being too orange.

As for the St Tropez oil - I saw this in M&S when there was 20% off on beauty so I had to try it out. This is a new product and I had read some good reviews so I thought I'd give it a go. It's got a lovely lemony scent unlike most fake tans smell; and the final effect is lovely. It is a bit strange using an oil however it isn't greasy and dries within minutes. Definitely reccomend!

For the last, and possibly least fave of the fake tans is Expose. What did I expect for £1 (poundland special) it is a developing tan and left me looking like I belonged in willy wonkas chocolate factory. Not such a good look, maybe if I'd used a lighter layer it wouldn't have been so bad or possible if your skin tone is darker. Certainly not for ghostly looking humans that's for sure.

Hope you enjoyed this post- sorry it's been so long! Trying and testing a million fake tans takes longer than expected! Also it's been a hectic couple of weeks with Bestival and packing for uni but we will be back in action in no time!


Thursday, 21 August 2014


... Aaah! The thought of doing The Great South Run a few years ago would have literally made me run a mile! (In the opposite direction, to which I then would have collapsed on the floor). 
During school I was pretty well known as a serial 'P.E not do-er'... Writing myself notes for a 'bad foot' or whatever other mystery injury I could think up. Funnily enough doing so made me pretty damn good at forging my mums signature. Also plays a part as to me being a bit of human pork pie. 

Thankfully our habits changed and we're on too something good...

So, on October 26th 2014 Frog, myself and our third leg of the tripod, Ella will be running 10 miles for our chosen charities. It took a bit of thinking on my part but as we've spoke about it before... life is way too short so I thought why the hell not. The charity that is linked to The Great South Run this year is for Diabetes, as much as I am aware that this is a very horrible illness we have chosen to raise money for separate charities that are close to all of our hearts.

 I have chosen to raise money for the British Liver Trust in memory of Jadey. 
I feel very strongly about the importance of raising awareness for this and to get the knowledge of the different types of liver diseases and illnesses out there. I speak on behalf of myself and I know how ignorant I was to it all. It's ok, it's never going to happen to me, or anyone I care about. Things like that only happen on the TV, right?
Unfortunately not.
Knowledge 1 - Ignorance 0
Liver related illnesses are the fifth biggest killer in England alone and it is the only illness that manages to kill more and more people each year. 

Salma has chosen to raise money for Mind - The Mental Health Charity to raise awareness on the importance of mental health.
I also feel very strongly about the importance of this charity. It is one of biggest killers out there yet once again. IGNORANCE springs to mind. 1 in 4 people suffer from a mental illness and it can happen to any single one of us at any single moment. A little help from one another and the willingness to listen is sometimes all it takes. 

Please head over to our JustGiving pages. No matter how small, any donation is so greatly appreciated.

Anyway it's time to pack away the caramel digestives (noooo), get used to living in our running shoes and ensure we have an endless supply of water!

We really are so so grateful for any donation, or even anyone to acknowledge what we are trying to accomplish. 


Sunday, 17 August 2014


Diet. The term I never quite conquered.... So here I am again. Sunday evening, feeling very guilty and overly large. Oink, when my pals call me babe I'm not quite sure if they mean in the 'Hun' type way or as in Babe, the pig. The latter wouldn't surprise me. So tonight my food haul (sounds better than binge) consisted of French fancies Mr Kipling of course, Munchies cookies, a caramel dairy milk bar standard and 3 for a £1 sweets mmmm. So delicious but totally regretting it now. Currently googling how to lose 10 million stone and how to look like Candice Swanepoel
It's never gonna happen. So tomorrow's Monday which means a fresh start, right? I am a work in progress as of 18/08/14 (I'm not saying tomorrow as 'tomorrow never comes') The fact I have announced this publicly means there's no turning back. Wish me luck as I wave goodbye fat and hello bikini bod. 

I can do this! Let the body, see the sweat. 

If you have any tips please hit me up. Need all the encouragement I can get! 

frog xoxox