28/08/2018

Wishlist | NA-KD Autumnal Pieces


Autumn is definitely on the way as it is freezing! I love this time of the year and I always get super excited for it every year. I love being all cosy and warm and often stay in during the colder months. My favourite thing to do is binge watch Greys Anatomy, drink hot chocolate and having lots of candles lit. I'm also really getting into layering up clothes at the moment as my office has a lot of fans because we have a lot of computers. This means that I always have a cardigan with me as it gets quite cold sometimes. 

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Video | British Girl Tries Retro British Candy



Hey, so this week's video is me trying retro sweets which I thought would be a good idea as I always watch British people try American candy or vice versa. I thought it would be a little different to upload a video where a British girl tries British candy. I used to eat these sweets when I was a young girl so it was nice to reminisce. If you're not subscribed to my channel then please do as I'm uploading regularly at the moment. 
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27/08/2018

Fashion | Pretty In Blue




Hey lovelies, I want to start incorporating more fashion onto my blog. I also want to do it in my own style I'm not sure how I am going to do this just yet but I thought that I would start by sharing some of my favourite outfits on a weekly basis. As we are fast approaching Autumn I wanted to get a few Summer outfits up on my blog that can also be transitioned into Autumnal ones as well. 

My first outfit is this pretty blue dress, wedges, and a fedora hat. The dress is from Primark and was only around £10 which is amazing as it's such a pretty dress. I bought it around a month ago while I was in the first few weeks of my job. I knew that I could afford to buy it as I would get the money back when I was paid but also because it was only £10! 

I also got it as I knew that it would be a great weekend and work dress. Where I work the dress code for women is pretty flexible as long as it looks smart. I could easily pair this with a black blazer, black pumps, and an appropriate bag. However, as I was going out with friends that day I decided to pair it with my wedges from H&M which were around £15 and my fedora hat which is again from H&M and was around £12 I believe. 

If you wanted to wear this outfit during Autumn you could put a thick cardigan on along with tights and some ankle boots. I can't wait to style this differently during Autumn as most of the time you can wear Summer clothes during the colder months. All you have to do is to add a few layers and accessories and then you are good to go. 
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25/08/2018

Video | August Haul (Primark & Boots)



Hey, so I completely forgot to upload last weeks video onto my blog. I went to Westfield last Sunday to pick up a few bits as I got paid on the Friday. I only picked up a few bits but I thought that I would do a video on my mini-haul as I know you guys love watching these. If you're not subscribed to my channel then please do as I'm uploading regularly at the moment. 
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19/08/2018

Review | Panzo, Exmouth Market


Hey everyone, happy Sunday I hope your morning is going well. Today I am going to be sharing with you a restaurant in Exmouth market that I went to last week. I actually went there to meet Ameesha who runs the blog Bold In Origin. We have been following each other for a while and finally got a chance to meet up. I find that I often talk to lots of bloggers and YouTubers through social media but I hardly meet up with any. I would love to make this a regular thing and meet up with more creators. 

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We decided to meet near my work as I was working that day and Ameesha wasn't. Ameesha found this cute restaurant in Exmouth Market which is about 5-10 minutes from my work. I had never heard of the restaurant before but I was open to eating anything. The restaurant itself was really cute and quite rustic like which I liked. We ended up going at 5.20 as I finish work at 5. However, when I got there it was empty and I was the only one. But as the evening went on it got busier and busier which was a good sign. 


Ameesha and I chatted for ages about everything as we had spoken a lot on social media and we had a lot in common. We blog about similar topics so you should definitely check out her blog if you like the topics I write about. Panzo is very similar to pizza but it is also quite different. Panzo pizzas are lower in saturated fat, easier to digest and are topped with the finest toppings. They are made with rice, soy, and wheat flour which makes the pizza dough lighter and more fluffy. 

I decided to go with the Triple P which had roasted pumpkin cream, mozzarella, Tuscan pancetta, salt-cured Sicilian ricotta cheese & parsley. I mainly got it because it looked really good in the photo. It looked exactly like the photo which I was happy about as sometimes photos in restaurants can be misleading. 


It's a good job I was super hungry because this photo doesn't do it justice as it was so big. Luckily it wasn't that heavy at all however, I did leave a bit of the ham as it was quite rich and I couldn't eat it all. It was £8.45 each which I think is really reasonable considering the size of it. I'm not sure if it was a one-off but our price also included our drinks but this may be an offer that they had on.  

Both of us really enjoyed it and it's somewhere I would definitely recommend for a mid-week catch up with a friend as it's got a really good vibe to it. It's also really reasonable and a great place to order a few dishes and share them together. I really enjoyed meeting Ameesha and I hope that we meet up again as we still have so much more to talk about. I can even see a possible collab happening as we both write about the same sort of topics. 

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15/08/2018

Wishlist | New Look


Hey guys, happy Wednesday as you are reading this I am down in Brighton finishing off the freelance work I have been working on. Today I thought that I would bring the good old wishlist blog posts back as I love creating these and I know you all love to see what is new in the shops. 

I'm going to try and mix them up weekly by doing some about fashion, lifestyle, and beauty. I'm also going to try and do a mixture of high-end and high-street places so that it suits everyone. I personally usually shop at high-street shops, however, every once in a while I love to treat myself to a high-end bag for example. This weeks wishlist is from New Look one of my favourite high-street places to shop. 

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12/08/2018

Video | £81.33 Tesco Weekly Food Shop




Hey, everyone, for this weeks video I have decided to film my weekly shop as I know people love watching these and I love watching them as well. One thing I love about life, in general, is being inspired by something else whether it's a person or a thing. I really like watching food shops as I feel like sometimes I can buy the same thing over and over again. 

I often find new things to buy through these so that I can make a new dish or take a new snack to work. If you are lacking food inspiration then I recommend watching these! If you're not subscribed to my channel then please do as I'm uploading regularly at the moment. 
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Review | Inamo Soho, Pan Asian Restaurant




About a month ago I went to Inamo with two of my friends. I had actually bought a gift voucher for them for Christmas from Virgin Experience Days. The gift voucher included a glass of champagne along with 8 tasting dishes. It was around £50 for two people which I think is really good. 

It took us ages to find a date where we could all go because we were all so busy with work and university. We decided to go to the one in Soho as it was easiest for all of us to get to however, they also have restaurants in Covent Garden & Camden. As the gift voucher was for the two of them we had to spend a minimum of £40 for myself because I didn't have a voucher. This wasn't an issue as the dishes were between £6-£12 each. 

What is unique about Inamo is that it is an interactive dining experience. It takes away the need for a waitress as you can order your food, drinks, and receipts from the interactive menus on the tables. Above tables, there are projectors that project the interactive screen onto the tables. On the tables, there is a mouse that you can use to navigate the menu. 

The whole concept is pretty cool and certainly futuristic. I can definitely see more restaurants going towards this as the need for human interaction is getting less and less. Using the menu through the interactive tool was really fun and you could also choose to play games as well. For example, I can play a game similar to ping-pong with the person sitting across from me using the interactive tool. 



As we had already got 8 dishes, to begin with, we ordered about three or four more to meet the £40 minimum spend for me. We had a mixture of dishes such as sushi, vegetable gyozas, fried cauliflower and some rare meat. Each dish was delicious and I tried everything as there were three of us we decided to share it all instead of each person having a number of dishes to themselves. 

One of my favourite things was the sushi as I absolutely love sushi and I hadn't had it for a long time so it was nice to feed my craving for it. The other dish I really liked and wasn't quite expecting to like it was the fried cauliflower as it was really light which meant I ate so much of it. By the time we had finished the first six courses we were already full up, however, unbeknown to us we still had five more dishes to go. 



Our last course was made up of five different dishes. A few of them I didn't really like such as the fried tofu as I have never been a fan of tofu. The prawns with chili and a creamy dressing I didn't really like either as they tasted really heavy and I felt that if I ate them it wouldn't agree with my stomach. 

I really liked the BBQ chicken as it tasted so yummy and the chicken was really tender. The prawns in the nest shaped design were also really tasty as the prawn inside was fried and went really well with the nest. One of the main things we all liked was the presentation of the food. The only downside was that the lighting was a bit rubbish in the restaurant and it was hard to take any nice photos. 

If you are looking for somewhere fun to go and eat I would highly recommend this place as it is a great place to have a fun evening out with your friends or family as well as eat yummy Asian food. It is sort of a mixture of Japanese, Chinese, Thai & Korean cuisine as it is a pan-Asian restaurant. 

We all really enjoyed it and it was something we had never experienced before. None of my friends had been there before which I quite liked as I went in there with an open mind and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought that maybe because most of it was done electronically that there may be faults with the system or it might be slower. The service was excellent and the food came out really quickly which was good because we were all really hungry. 

I would probably give this restaurant an 8/10 as it was really good and we all enjoyed it but there is still room for improvements. One thing I would say would be a good ideas is to brighten the room a bit more because it is very dim and dark. I know that it is futeristic and different but I found it quite harsh on my eyes as it was dark but there was also a lot of patterns around. 
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08/08/2018

I Got A New Job


So you may or may not have been wondering where I have been these past few weeks. If you have been following me on any social media or you have been reading my blog for the past few months then you will know that I have been looking for a new job. I was actually made redundant from my last job in February which is something I didn't talk about a lot as I felt that there was still quite a stigma around it. From about February up until June I constantly applied for jobs, attended face to face interviews and had telephone interviews. I was a bit ignorant as I thought that I would get a new job straight away. 

What I didn't take into account was the financial year in April, many people applying for one job and the lack of jobs for the department I wanted to work in. I also wanted to make sure that the job I went for was 100% right for me and that the company felt I was also 100% right for them. I did go on many interviews which were all beneficial as you can never have enough interview experience. I learned something about interview techniques everytime that I attended one. There were times where I was close to getting a job however, there was always something that made me feel like it wasn't the right job. 

In May I actually started doing freelance work for a family friend which was really handy in terms of money and also experience. I always feel with marketing you need to always be in the loop as it is a very fast pace job. Marketing is always developing especially with the impact that the internet has these days there is always a new way to market your company. I was doing marketing for an osteopathic and naturopathic clinic which was completely different from my previous job. 

This actually came in really handy as it helped me to tailor my marketing to this particular sector. Originally I had worked in the technology sector which is completely different to the health sector. This is one thing I enjoy about marketing you can transfer your skills to any sector you just have to adjust your writing style to that sector. I did freelancing from May until now as I'm still wrapping things up now which I am hopefully aiming to have finished by the end of August. 

After my holiday at the beginning of June things really started to heat up in terms of my job search. I was getting a lot closer to finding a job and it was only a matter of time before I was offered one. At the beginning of July, I went for a job interview which went really well. I was then invited back for a second interview where I was, later on, offered the job. I am now a marketing & sales assistant for a New Zealand meat distribution company. 

It quite a lot different from my previous job in terms of the sector. However, it is also very similar as I am doing a bit of everything which I like because it keeps me on my toes and I feel like I always have something to do. I started my new job on the 16th July which was almost a month ago. I can't quite believe I have been there for almost a month as it has gone so quickly. 

These past four weeks have been super busy as I have been getting used to my new job role as well as finishing up the freelance work I have been doing. Every day since I started has been nonstop as I have had so much to do at work during the day and then I have just been too exhausted in the evening to write a blog post or film a video. However, that is all about to change as I feel like I am almost finished with this freelance stuff as well as being fully settled into my new job.

This means that I will have more time to really focus on my blog and channel again which I have been meaning to do for such a long time. I seriously cannot wait to create more content as I feel like since last year I haven't been producing as much as I could. I'm not sure why I think it's just down to being busy more than anything. I am really looking forward to this new chapter in my life and I hope you stick around to see what happens next....
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