An afternoon in Greenwich

10 Nov 2014

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I took an impromptu visit to Greenwich. It was a gloomy and blustery morning, my boyfriend was severely hungover and we didn't leave the house until 2, but off we went. I have always heard good things about Greenwich, including the market, so I was looking forward to an afternoon there.

Thankfully when we arrived the weather had cleared up a bit so we headed straight to the park to check out the famous view from the top of the hill. And what a spectacular view it was! We then wandered around the park, where we came across the friendliest of squirrels who seemed to like a pose!

We made our way down to the Queens house which is home to various maritime paintings and portraits. I am not the biggest art fan, however it was nice to walk around, admiring the beautiful rooms and ceilings. We sat in the courtyard for a while then headed on down to the Cutty Sark. Unfortunately we had left it so late that we didn't really have time to look around, but maybe next time!

Next was my favourite find; Greenwich Market. Regarded as one of London's best covered markets, it is packed full of foods from around the world, arts, crafts and much much more. I was seriously tempted by many of the food stalls but with a roast waiting to be cooked when we got home, I held off.

Unfortunately it was time for us to head back home, but we both thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon in Greenwich and even saw it as a potential place for us to live in the future!I can't wait to head back and tuck into some of the delicious market food.

What do you think of Greenwich?

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Hair Perfume: Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume & Percy & Reed Eau My Goodness Spray

7 Nov 2014

"Perfume for your hair?" I hear you say. "Who buys perfume for their hair?" I always thought of hair perfume as a waste of money, that is until I tried these two. Not only do they make your hair smell better but they also make your hair look better too. Read on and find out my thoughts and which is my favourite.

First up is the Sachajuan protective hair perfume. This multipurpose product refreshes, hydrates, reduces static, adds shine and contains UV protection. It contains a concoction of hydrolyzed keratin and silk, and sunflower and olive oil which makes it great for coloured hair too. It has the signature Sachajuan fragrance - sophisticated fruity floral, classically constructed with top notes of litchi and green apple, a heart of peach, rose and ylang ylang and base notes including patchouli, cedar wood and white musk, which smells like a dream.

At £40 this is an expensive purchase, however you can also use this as a perfume for your body – all of a sudden £40 doesn’t sound too expensive, especially when I wouldn't even batter an eyelid at spending £40 on perfume. It smells amazing (and lasts!), does not weigh your hair down and also adds a subtle shine to your hair. This is a fantastic product.

Next up is the Percy & Reed Eau My Goodness Shine and Fragrance Spray. Although not multipurpose, it is dual purpose providing both shine and fragrance. Its delicate scent of rose and morning dew is not my favourite, as I am not a big fan of the rose scent, however it is quite light and therefore inoffensive. It doesn't last as long as the Sachajuan scent but it does add a lovely glossy shine which finishes any style off nicely. It tames any static hair you may have and does not look greasy nor add weight to your hair.

They suggest to spray a clean blusher brush with the shine and fragrance spray, sweep it over the surface of your hair for a finish that radiates shine, however I have found it works just as well by spraying it straight onto your hair. At £22 (for 100ml) this is the cheaper option of the two and certainly the more attractive looking, however personally I like the added benefits of the Sachajuan spray.

Have you tried any hair perfumes before?

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Kenneth Cole Reaction Make-up Bag

4 Nov 2014

I recently popped into TK Maxx and found this little beauty of a make-up bag. Although I wasn't on the hunt for a new make-up bag I fell in love with this one by Kenneth Cole and had to buy it. It has three compartments, which means there is plenty of space to store all my daily make-up needs, and more!

The large compartment at the bottom stores my every day to day make-up, one side compartment stores some of my skincare and the other side holds extra bits of make-up that I don't necessarily use everyday.  At £9.99 (RRP of $45) I think this is reasonable for a make-up bag this size, and it is great quality. It was also available in another print and may still be available at your local TK Maxx if you are interested!

Where do you like to get your make-up bag from?
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Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Polish Winter Collection

2 Nov 2014

The Bourjois 1 Seconde nail polishes are some of my favourite nail polishes. Not only do they apply like a dream, they only need one coat and dry with a gel like finish - perfection. This month Bourjois are introducing three new colours to their collection 'Rouge in Style' the perfect Christmas red, 'Grey to meet you' a silvery celestial grey and 'Glitterizer' a beautiful silver leaf effect top coat.

The fan-effect brush contours the shape of your nail, making it very easy to apply and the special single-layer formula means it is very quick to apply. I have not applied a top coat on any of the swatches so you can see how great the finish really is. As you can see, there is no need for a top coat if you are in a rush! At £5.99 these are very affordable and are some of the best applying nail polishes out there.

Which is your favourite?

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