Thursday, 26 March 2015

Gluten Free Victoria Sponge Cake - Delicious Alchemy Mix

I knew when I received a box of goodies from Delicious Alchemy that I'd end up baking the sweet ones first. After the success of my Chocolate Fudge Brownies that the Vanilla Sponge mix would be amazing, so I baked up my favourite cake - a Victoria Sponge. Armed with a tub of Vanilla buttercream and strawberry Jam (did I mention I have a sweet tooth) I caused chaos in the kitchen and this is the picturesque result. Who knew Victoria Sponge's could be so photogenic?!

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Beauty Matters Salon Launch - Garforth, Leeds

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the reopening of the Beauty Matters Salon in Garforth, Leeds. Beauty Matters is one of the oldest independently owned Beauty Salon Businesses in Leeds. Melanie Philbin established the brand in 1999, opening the Garforth salon initially, and then later opened one in Rothwell which is really local to where I live, so I'm definitely going to be paying a visit before I leave Leeds. 

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Staying Positive - My Mum's Story

I've drafted this post a thousand times so I doubt this will even get posted, but I really think it's time I share my experience and try to help others.

For my final major project at university, I have dedicated myself to sharing inspirational stories in the hope that it will benefit and inspire others. This was inspired by my own life experiences and ultimately my Mum. I'm a strong believer in positivity and paving your own path in life, nothing is set in stone and you really can better yourself if you try. Of course, some things are out of our control, but the way in-which we handle these situations, and the way we approach life after, are completely our choice.



So, here it goes. 

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Friday, 6 March 2015

Trying To Be A Waldorf


A few weeks ago I was shopping in New Look in Leeds, not the Trinity store, but the one by Sainsbury's that plays the really high pitched sound into the store every few minutes. Anyone? 

I always rush around for this reason, and don't stop for long, so I guess I was lucky that someone stuck this coat in the wrong place. It's a kids coat, Age 14-15, shhhhhh, and it was just £15! That paired with the endless amounts of Gossip Girl I've been watching and I rushed to the till. Unfortunately, I had a very strange experience. First off, the sales assistant asked if it was for me, I was pretty embarrassed due to it being a kids coat, but said it was. She then went on to say "Yeah I tried it on and was going to get it, but then changed my mind." I mean, who hired you?! Basic customer service skills?! Oh well, I got a beautiful coat out of the trip. 

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

#BLOGCHOCOLAT Hotel Chocolat | Roast + Conch

Be prepared to feel really hungry! 

Last week I headed down to Hotel Chocolat in Leeds for #BLOGCHOCOLAT. I've been wanting to visit the bar and restaurant, Roast + Conch, ever since it opened but haven't had a chance, nor was I aware of the amazing GF options available. We were greeted with Prosecco and our first activity - Chocolate Tasting.

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