InstaLIFE // w/c 7th September 2014

September 14, 2014

Hello lovelies how have your weeks been? I’ve had another busy week at work so not too much socialising, but I have had a play with a yet to be released lipstick, hosted a dinner party and survived a trip to Ikea.

I decided to kick start the week by wearing my new statement necklace* from Very which I was given at Bloggers Festival last weekend. I love the style of this necklace and the pink and purple coloured layers are so lovely! Unfortunately the black layers are slightly off centre but I figure if I wear it with a black top noone will really notice! I got loads of compliments when wearing this and the lovely Very team also regrammed my picture so I guess my theory worked! Thanks for the great necklace Very

As you may have seen in this week’s blog posts, I decided to make chicken and chorizo empanadas for this week’s GBBO Challenge (read more about them HERE!). I had a bit of pastry left over so decided to make a little pastry Olaf (minus the arms!) He was almost too cute to eat…almost!

Keeping on the Disney theme, my Amazon order arrived hurrah!!! Work has been crazy busy recently so I decided to treat myself to the Frozen soundtrack to listen to when it gets a bit full on – Keep Calm and Sing Disney is definitely one of my life mottos!!! Amazon has rather annoyingly now changed their rules so you have to spend £15 to get free delivery now so of course I had to pick up a Disney DVD to add to my collection too. Hello The Little Mermaid!

How cool are these muffin cases?! I spotted these bad boys in JOY one lunchtime and thought there were such a funny idea! JOY always sells the best little bits for presents and I’m sure someone I know will be receiving these soon!

My friends Faye and Jimmy came round for dinner this week and this time it was my boyfriends time to get his bake on! He makes an amazing lasagne (his Top Tip is to add mozzarella to the top!) which we had for main course, with some of my empanadas to start and homemade coffee ice cream for pud. Yum!

How cool is this lipstick?! This is the brand new, yet to be released 3 in 1 Triple Core Lipstick from Oriflame in Dazzling Plum* which I was also given at Bloggers Festival thanks guys! The centre core is a balm which makes it nice and moisturising while the glittery middle and solid colour outer work together to give an amazing shiny plum colour which is perfect for AW14. I don’t usually wear darker lip shades but this colour is gorgeous and will definitely be getting lots of wear this season. I did have quite a few loose glitter particles on my face after wearing this though, so stray sparkle awareness is required when wearing! The 3 in 1 Triple Core Lipstick will be launched on 17th October.

I declared Thursday “Statement Collar Day” and wore this lovely shirt I bought from River Island a couple of years ago. I found it at the back of my wardrobe this week and thought it was time he got anther outing! I wore it with my hair tied up in a top knot and simple pink lip to let the collar do it’s shiny thang!

My boyfriend and I went to our favourite pizza restaurant on Friday night – Stingray Cafe! I talk about them all the time on here and Twitter and eat there far too often but it’s just so so goooooddd!!! I went for my favourite American Hot which I loaded with their incredible home made chilli oil too! YUM! I think I will do a whole post dedicated to Stingray’s soon as they really are the best pizzas in London! Let me know below if that’s something you’d like to see on le blog.

On Saturday my boyfriend and I got up early and went to Ikea. YES! I blimmin love Ikea!!! My boyfriend on the other hand absolutely HATES it and always says “Ikea. The place where relationships come to die” haha as we always see couples arguing whenever we go! Luckily we survived and managed to get in and out with no squabbles and got exactly what we wanted! I spotted this ADORABLE cushion in the kids section (my favourite bit – how good are the cuddly toys?!?!) It was made of really horrid material though as was really just a kids play cushion so didn’t buy it, but look how cool it is!!!

So that’s my week in a blog post shaped nutshell! Remember you can see more pics over on my Instagram page – I love stalking following new people on Instagram so please do leave your usernames in the comments below.

See you next week!

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*Thanks to Very and Oriflame for the lovely goodies I received at Bloggers Festival. All thoughts are honest and my own. For more information please see my Disclaimer page,

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2 responses to “InstaLIFE // w/c 7th September 2014”

  1. Sarah Smiles says:

    This is a gorgeous post, its lovely to see what you got up to! Your cooking looks amazing and you look gorgeous! That unicorn cushion is cute too! :)Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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I live in Brixton in London. I eat out far too much, am always planning my next trip and have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter.

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