I said in my last InstaLIFE update that I am going to try to keep up with my fortnightly posting, so do let me know below if you prefer it every two weeks or think once a month is enough! I’ve had a really nice couple of weeks with a trip to the theatre, a ghost tour around London, trying out a new diet and getting a sneak peek at a new beauty launch.
As you may have seen from my #RoyalBaby themed Midweek Manicure last week, I am very excited that we have a new little princess. You can always rely on Marks and Spencer to be in on the celebratory action too, and I couldn’t resist picking up this limited edition shortbread tin. I love collecting these and have ones from the Royal Wedding, Queen’s Jubilee and the birth of Prince George too. Haha I keep telling my boyfriend when we buy our own place it will have a downstairs toilet I will make into the “Throne Room” and display all my Royal memorabilia! Funnily enough, he’s not too keen!
Thursday 7th May was the UK General Election and I proudly went down to the Polling Station to cast my vote. I had to queue for 20 minutes to get in this year which was great as last time I walked straight in so was pleased it showed that lots more people in my area voted this time around.
For my friend Faye’s birthday I took her to see Matilda at the theatre. We’ve both wanted to see it for years so I’m so pleased we finally got to go. It was definitely worth the wait – it was such a fun production, the set was amazing and the kids were absolutely incredible. Definitely worth a watch if you can get tickets. I found a cheap deal for ours on Amazon Local 😀
As you may have seen in my blog post on Monday, I am taking part in the #SlimFastChallenge It’s all going well so far and I’m really enjoying how tasty everything is and how simple and flexible the plan is to follow. I will have a second post up in a week to let you know my full thoughts on my experience, and of course let you know how much weight I’ve lost.
Isn’t this the most amazing cup EVER?! I spotted it in New Look and couldn’t resist! I’ve been loving drinking sparkling water, mint and lime together and the double plastic cup keeps it nice and ice cold, whilst the straw stops me accidentally drinking the mint leaves. And it just makes me so happy to look at haha! Unfortunately I’m going to have to return it as the plastic seems to have tarnished inside waaahh!! RIP jazzy unicorn cup! Has anyone else had this problem with these New Look cups?!
Last week I went on a lovely blogger adventure on the Southbank, getting to experience the amazing Scandalous Southwark Ghost Tour run by Best LDN Walks and Lantern Ghost Tours. I’ve been on a couple of Best LDN Walks before (they’re always brilliant, I definitely recommend giving one a go!) and they’re always filled with lots of fun (and often naughty!) facts, and Scandalous Southwark was no different. We learnt about the origins of The F Word (actually stands for Fornication Under Consent of the King don’t you know!), how vibrators came about and that the Bishop of Winchester had his own gaggle of prostitutes known as geese! I love a good ghost tour so it was really fun to hear about the spookier side of Southwark from Jacqui who runs Lantern Ghost Tours, who came complete with divining rods, an EMF Meter and a black mirror used to identify spirits (I was too much of a wuss to even touch any of these!) I had such a good night and it was lovely to see Hannah, Katy and Leanne again too. I definitely recommend checking out all the walks Best LDN Walks and Lantern Ghost Tours run as they’re absolutely brilliant!
I had another fabulous evening on Thursday when The Body Shop invited me to check out their new summer releases including their new Virgin Mojito range. Oh em gee it smells AMAZING!!! There are 5 items in the collection including a body scrub, body wash, body butter, body sorbet and body splash fragrance and I can’t wait to get my hands on everything once it launches on the 2nd June. I was kindly given a couple of the products to try out before they’re released so look out for reviews of these soon.
Last night my boyfriend and I had a little dinner and cinema date. We decided to go to Pizza Express so I could have one of their 500 calorie Leggera pizzas to fit in with my #SlimFastChallenge and then we headed to the Hampstead Everyman Cinema to see Mad Max. The film was pretty much a two hour long Lynx advert but I absolutely loved it! So action packed! The Everyman Cinema was really cool too and a really nice experience to sit on a sofa watching a film on a cinema screen. Much comfier than regular cinema seats!
The weather has been so beautiful in London this weekend – really bright, sunny and warm. Tony and I had a great walk up to Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath which is one of my favourite places to get a gorgeous view across the city. Let’s keep this nice weather coming please London!