IKEA Home Haul


Last weekend I headed to IKEA, to get a TV stand. I don’t like too much furture in room, as it looks crammed. So I’ve been unsure to put my tv on a wall, or get a stand. I seen a photo on Instagram, of a white tv stand. It inspired me to head to IKEA and get a white TV stand.

I love finding unique things, that you don’t see in other shops. One of my favourite sweets in America is Swedish Fish. I saw bags of “Orginal Swedish Fish”, so I had to buy to try them. They taste the exact same, but I have to say my favourite is the bag of all red. The IKEA ones are assorted.

Products : 

2 artificial plants 
Orange Diam
Apple Candle
Vanilla Ice Cream Candle
Peaches and Orange potpourri 
Vanilla ice Cream potpourri 
IKEA Lack TV stand

My TV stand is too big to fit in this photo, so I may show it later. You might aswell say you got a new LEGO Set, when it comes to building IKEA flat packs. Following the instructions, I felt like I was building LEGO haha. 
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Jo Malone London Advent Calendar








 I love reading the media’s list of top beauty advent calendar for each year, but I do get caught up feeling like I need one. I bought the 2015 Jo Malone advent calendar, so the last couple years I bought different beauty advent calendars. I ended up with a load of mini lipsticks and eyeshadows. The mini makeup you get in beauty advent calendars come handy for traveling, but I don’t go through that much makeup. With Jo Malone, it’s all about smelly things. You can never go wrong with perfume. The second I heard Jo Malone was bringing out an advent calendar, I knew I wanted to buy one. I did grudge the price at £300, however I haven’t treated myself in a while. 

The advent calendar arrived the other day in the post and I couldn't wait to take it out the box, to have a look. I have seen so many reviews on them across the internet, but I plan to do it the traditional way. I plan to open one each day in December and share my review on each product. I will be going away in December, but I’ll try my best to stick to my plan. 

Products : 
Orange Bitters Cologne 9ml
Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense 9ml
Basil &Neroli Body & Hand Wash 15ml
English Pear & Freesia Cologne 9ml

Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense 9ml
Frosted Cherry & Clove Mini Candle 35g
Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne 9ml
Wild Bluebell Body Crème 15ml
Wood Sage Sea Salt Cologne 9ml
Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne Intense 9ml
Amber & Lavender Bath Oil 15ml
Peony & Blush Suede Body Crème 50ml
English Oak & Redcurrant Cologne 9ml
Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense 9ml
Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 9ml
Incense & Embers Mini Candle 35g
Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne 9ml
Tuberose Angelica Body Crème 15ml
Grapefruit Cologne 9ml
Blackberry & Bay Bath Oil 15ml
Black Cedar Wood & Juniper Cologne 9ml
Orange Blossom Body and Handwash 15ml
Myrrh Cologne Intense 9ml
Pomegranate Noir Mini Candle 35g
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York Shopping Haul



If you’ve never been to York and love chocolate, you’ll love York. There is soo many chocolate shops in York, to choose from. As it was my first time visiting York I visiting the famous tourist York’s Chocolate Story and picked up chocolate with “York’s Chocolate Story” on it. I then headed to Roly’s fudge and got a few different kinds of fudge. My friend Jasmine went into Lush and got things. I didn’t plan on buying anything, but after watching Jasmine pick up up things, it made me want to buy a few things. I ended up spending £38 in Lush. 

What I bought : 

York’s Chocolate Story 
Salted caramel milk chocolate 
Caramel milk chocolate 
Peach raspberry and white chocolate

Roly’s Fudge 
Vanilla fudge 
Honey comb 
Butterscotch 

Lush
Snow Fairy naked body conditioner 
Snow Fairies naked shower gel
Candy bubble brush
Rainbow soap
Satsuma soap

Roly’s fudge is soo nice, so I’ll need to go back to York and get more. I’ll review the Lush products later.
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1 Day Itinerary | York


I haven’t traveled to many places in the UK, as it’s so expensive. You’re just as cheap, to fly abroad. I once looked to stay a few nights in London, it was only a couple hundred extra to go to New York. When my friend asked me to visit her city York, it gave me a reason to go to York. I looked up train prices and every website was showing between £53-£63. I found Lner have a sign up when new dates are on the website, so I signed up. I got an email for train tickets 3 months later, when they became available. There was prices £39 return, so I booked and quickly messaged my friend and said I hope you’re free that day as I’ve just booked. Lucky she was free that day haha. Jasmine asked what places I’d like to see, so I started Googling “York”. The places that sounded interesting I found was, The Shambles, The Walls and Roly’s Fudge. 

The train left Edinburgh at 9am and arrived in York at just after half 11am. Jasmine met me at the train station. She was my tour guide for the day, as it was my first time visiting York. 

First we walked down to York Mister. Then headed towards The shambles. I spotted York Chocolate Story, so I had to stop and buy chocolate. There was soo many little unique streets in York. We walked down The Shambles and the second you came in line with Roly’s Fudge, you could smell the fridge. I headed and bought some fudge. Even Jasmine acted like a tourist and bought some fudge. 


Then we stopped at Yo Sushi for lunch. I picked one of the sushi’s from the bar,. Then I ordered fries, vegetable gyoza and katsu curry. 


WHIP - MA - WHOP - MA - GATE 


Then we walked part of The Walls. The Walls is abit like The High Line, in New York. You could see views of The York Minster from The Walls.


We walked to St Mary’s Abby, where Jasmine showed me where she stood for her wedding day photo. This is my version of Jasmine’s wedding day pose. (Minus my husband haha)


Lastly we headed to The York Roast to try the Yorkshire wrap. I mean I had to get a Yorkshire wrap, since I was in York. 


Then it was time to head back for the train. Thanks to my tour guide and photographer Jasmine, for showing me around York. 

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Liner | Edinburgh - York




I find trains quite stressful, checking the train board with the train stopping. Is it your one ? Is it a delayed one ?. I booked a train with, Lner Edinburgh to York. I was heading to meet a friend, from York. It costed £39 and was the cheapest ticket I could find (booking 3 months in advance). 

The train was leaving Edinburgh Waverley at 9am. I arrived at The Waverley early and waited at the platform. The train arrived around 08:30am. My ticket had coach D, so I got on and found my seat number. I read online there is plug sockets to charge things. The plug socket is on the wall beside the window seat. I was an aisle seat and there was a women sat beside me, so there was no way I could charge my phone using the socket. It would be different if you were traveling with someone, to be able share a plug socket. Lucky when I travel, I take my travel usb charger. The train left Edinburgh, at exactly 9am and arrived in York a little later than half 11am. 

I was booked the 18:30pm York to Edinburgh train. I arrived early at the platform. The train came and it was crowded. People were standing, right to the doors. Then a Lner worker came along saying no one else get on and that another train was heading to Scotland, over the other side of the platform. I ran over the bridge and onto the other train. It was surprisingly empty considering the other train was packed and people standing. I had 2 seats to myself, the whole journey. It was nice not having the awkwardness, of sitting next to a stranger. The train left about 18:50pm and arrived in Edinburgh at around half 9. 

Someone told me you can claim if you didn’t get on the train you were booked on, so I tested it out. The Lner website had 2 claims, Seat Guarantee or Delayed Train. I clicked Seat guarantee and filled in my train details, which took about 2 mins. Within a week I got an email saying I didn’t qualify, as my train was only 6 mins delayed. I replied back “you have a claim for seat guarantee or delayed train” I never got my seat I was booked on, as it was too full. I got on another train. Therefore I was more than 6 mins delayed”. Another week later I got a letter in the post saying I qualified for £8.55 refund. It was a random amount the odd 55p, but not bad for something that took 2 mins to fill out. 

I find getting on a plane a lot less stressful than a train. Also my flight to London and Dublin (which is further way) was cheaper, than my train to York. I would say the plus side I found with the train, it takes you right into the city. As you can’t fly to York, I would go to York again on the train. 
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London Shopping Haul

The one thing I have learned while traveling, is back packs are handy. Your hands are free and your can fit a lot in a back pack. The down side is, they aren’t ideal for edible souvenirs. I had my camera in my back pack and the movement of my walking, must have been bashing the Harrods chocolate. It was still edible, it just didn’t Harrods perfection. 

I know before I flew with Ryan Air I was worried about the personal item size. The back pack I bought for traveling, is slightly bigger than Ryan Air personal item size. I bought a few things in London, so am going to show you what I bought. It will be a fun way to show, how much you can really fit under the seat (take as your personal item). 

What I bought :

LEGO VIP poly bag *free with over £75 spend
Laduree Macaroons 
Harrods chocolate 


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LEGO Mosaic

Have you ever wondered what you’d look like as LEGO ? If you didn’t know my website before, chances are you’ve probably landed here googling “LEGO Mosaic”. I got my LEGO Mosaic, at Leicester Square Store in London. I thought it would be fun, to share my experience of the LEGO Mosaic.


I headed into the LEGO store and went up stairs. The Mosaic maker is beside the tills. I went to the tills and asked if I could buy the LEGO Mosaic and paid. 


I then went over to the Mosaic Maker. There was no one waiting, so it was nice not feeling rushed or awkward getting my photo. There was a worker watching it. She was really nice and said it takes 3 photos, but she could reset it as many times as I wanted. It’s set the same as a passport machine, except they have a little LEGO figure where the camera is. It looks funny, like the little LEGO man is taking your photo. The first set of photos I done 3 different poses. I didn’t think it looked like “me”. The second set of photos, I was more happier with. The worker offered to reset it again, but I didn’t want to risk it incase I didn’t get as good photo. 


I clicked the photo I liked. It gave me options to filter it. The photo looked different each filter, I clicked on. I opted for the original photo, although am not sure how how LEGO has my face gray and I have a lighter colour forehead ? Haha. Also I have 1 black LEGO on my lip.



It was fun doing the LEGO Mosaic. It’s not something you can do everyday. It costs £99.99 for the LEGO Mosaic. It is expensive for what it is, but I think when it’s something you can’t get somewhere it’s worth the money. 


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