How To Dine Romantically

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s about time to start thinking about restaurants to head with your love. Or even your mate. Remember that episode on Sex and The City when Carrie and Miranda head out together? Love that one. Given the popularity of top London restaurants, you’ll need to get in there pretty snappy with your reservation to avoid disappointment. You know how much I love eating out and whilst I may have reigned…
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Luxury Valentine’s Gifts At The Top Of Everyone’s Wishlist

Ahh, it’s almost Valentine’s Day. A time to treat your partner and another chance to tell your loved one exactly how much they mean to you. In the past, I’ve always gone a bit OTT with Valentine’s Day. But as you get older and budgets increase, there’s a tendency to now buy less and buy great. For Dan and I, our anniversary also falls around the same time so it’s an extra special occasion for…
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Wardrobe Classics | Stripes

& Why Dupes Are Often Worth The Investment Like many, I first spotted the Johanna Ortiz Anastasia top on Beyonce. Teamed with a loud skirt, she certainly made an impression as she surprised guests at a Christmas party. While her outfit was incredible for a performance, it’s probably not so practical for running around London. Additionally, at £684 it’s not exactly purse friendly. Well, unless you want to wear it at every possible moment to get a good…
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How I Recreated A Spa In My Own Home

& Enjoyed A Truly Peaceful Time From the aroma’s to the sensations, from the relaxation to the after thoughts. I’m obsessed with spa’s. It’s even been clinically proven that switching off and giving yourself some much needed R&R has an abundance of benefits to the human body. But we all know that regular spa trips can be a super expensive habit. So what better way to get a fix than to splurge on some amazing spa…
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Perfectly Pinned Office Inspiration

Having been working from home for almost three months now, it’s time that I took my work space seriously and started investing in some quality office features. Aside from the standard screen stand, mouse and notebooks, I’d love some amazing lamps, wall detail and a colour theme. We’re in the process of looking for a new home so it means more space, more creativity and increased office purchases! So thanks to Pinterest, here’s what I’m…
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Wedding Makeup For A Perky Bride

& Why Bright Colours Are OK Another day another play around with makeup. This time, it’s for a subtle yet long lasting wedding day makeup look. You may have seen my previous post where I created a neutral look in 10 minutes so here’s another quick ‘how to’ for a brighter, more lively wedding makeup look. Here I used lot’s of brightening products so you may want to start with a good base, especially a radiant primer…
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Why January Is Crucial To This Year’s Success

As I write this I’m wearing my fiancés jumper and my PJ bottoms. A gift from my Nan last Christmas. It’s 11am – a bit too early to put the heating on yet. Daniel pays for the gas so I feel a twinge of guilt blasting the heating from morning until evening. Even more so when I head out for the day and leave it on. I’ll give it a few more minutes. Working from home…
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Wardrobe Classics | Embroidery

& Why I’m Loving This Trend Right Now My Current Wardrobe Fans of the blog and followers of my Instagram will know that my wardrobe is really rather basic. I’m talking mostly monochrome building blocks like crisp white shirts, powder blue dresses, black cigarette pants and the occasional breton stripe. But one trend you’ll very rarely see me trying out is embroidery. Yup, I own just one embroidered peasant blouse. I don’t own any of…
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An Honest Insight Into Blogging & Bullying

& Why I Can’t Keep Quiet About This As I write this I feel a host of emotions. Sadness, anger, frustration, annoyance, agitation. I’m incensed. Livd. I’m never normally one to lose my cool or to write such a strongly opinionated post that focuses on such a negative subject but I can’t help myself today. I’m upset. Exasperated. Perhaps I might calm down and not even post this but right now, I need to get it…
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11 Of The Best London Wine Bars 2017

I’ve lived in London coming up to nearly nine years now and despite some amazing restaurants on offer, sometimes nothing quite beats a good wine bar. Especially those with a cheese board on offer. My poison is red wine but funnily enough, I only actually had my first sip of red wine and enjoyed it in my last year of Uni in Bristol. Then that’s all I’d drink given the choice. White wine I only…
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How To Get Instant Glossy Locks With Just One Product

When I stand in front of my mirror, wet hair, expending all my energy trying to get a brush through it, I often wonder why it’s so wild and frizzy. If you follow me on Snapchat (LaurenSITC) or watch my Instagram stories, you might have come across a pic or two of me sans hair products. It’s shocking, kind of like wire wool… Perhaps it’s from someone way back in my ancestry with horse like hair?…
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This Post Might Just Save Your Life

You’ll have seen me write about my family experience with Cancer before. It’s been in my family past and present. My late grandmother died four years ago. It wasn’t Breast Cancer but to this day, I still remember vividly her time dealing with Cancer, her battle and her unfortunate and hugely sad passing. Cancer affects family, friends and the person who has it. I’d give my right arm to have her back with us or…
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Must Have Lip Luxe For Less

From my Instagram you’ll know that I’m big on lips. When I find one I love, I’ll use it over and over again. I’ve drawers full of various lipsticks, tints, balms and stains from every side of the price spectrum. True to what’s on trend, right now I’m loving anything that looks matte, leaves a velvety finish and of course gives me a plumped lip effect. I’ve never had fillers – not for any reason other than…
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