Scrapbooking | Printiki

 

After a busy couple of weeks I’ve finally been able to sit and get some time to myself, to do both things I enjoy. Blog and scrapbook. I mean there’s nothing better to wind down with in my opinion. It’s just so heart warming reflecting on memories, things you’ve done going through a bunch of train tickets, cinema tickets (although my bank account hates it) and polaroids.

I’ve made some brilliant memories this summer as well as this year it’s honestly been a memorable one. What better way to remember all the greatest moments – put it in my scrap

book. With the help of Printiki they kindly offered to send me some prints of some of my favourite photos to add to my scrapbook! I went for the medium size square prints with a glossy finish. I honestly couldn’t have made a better decision the photos came out exactly how they are on my phone not distorted at all and the glossy finish on them makes them even prettier.

They’re the perfect size for my A3 scrapbook and I can collage them and even add captions of like the dates and surround them with various little tickets and washy tape. I’m not even exaggerating when I say I love reflecting on memories and fun times it’s one of my favourite things to do hence why I decided to start a scrapbook to ensure no memory ever goes a miss.

I can’t recommend Printiki  instagram enough too, they have the perfect inspo for all other ideas to use photos whether that’s in a book as a gift or wall art it’s all so beautiful.

What’s your favourite way to reflect and capture on your memories? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

 

Trends, newbies and holy grails!

My posting schedule is a mess, I’m truly sorry I’ve just been so busy. It’ll be back to normal soon I promise you.

Chokers and a dark lip haven’t ever left. They’ve always been an option to fall back on. I mean there’s no going wrong. You can add that rock chick vibe to an outfit instantly and sometimes we all want that side of us to shine. I mean I love a choker to add that bold look to my outfit if I’m feeling a little bare. Even in the summer a pastel choker isn’t something to say no to. However maybe the dark lip is a little less popular. As people tend to go for more the glossy lighter lip look.

Highlighter (by Sleek – limited edition) never fails to amaze me. Adds such a wonderful glow which lasts all day. Blinding but on trend on Instagram as everyone’s look is completed with a finishing sweep of highlight.

Silver hoops have wormed their way back in with one of the most unexpected appearances. In trend during the Noughties yet people wanted this trend to not come back. It’s back and better than ever. The Hadid sisters, and Love Islands popular Olivia, Gabby, Amber and Camilla have been rocking them in and out the villa. I’ve been loving them and cannot wait to style them with evening and day outfits as earings have to be one of my favourites.

Hand cream remains as one of my favourite products which has a home in my hand bag, my car and a collection on my dressing table. A newbie I received recently  is from the Crabtree and Evelyn’s Gardeners collection. It contains nutrient-rich shea butter which is my favourite and I love this as it’s absorbed by hands super quickly leaving them feeling lovely.

What trends have you been loving? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

 

 

 

Summer Bathroom Inspo! #DRSSummerBathroom

Interior design is growing on me more and more. I love the whole concept of renovating and upgrading certain rooms for certain seasons and I think bathrooms are more neglected but are the easiest to switch up with their home-ware between seasons.

If I was to complete start my bathroom again  I’d get some basic geometric tiles so then they’re easier to style with patterned objects such as bowls and vases.

Here is my Pinterest board to reflect how I’d have my summer bathroom! (Click on the image it shall take you to my board over on Pinterest)

Again sticking to minimalist theme for summer I think it’s just perfect to pick a few feature colours such as navy blue charcoal grey and maybe either mint green or yellow for that summer-esque vibe.

These colours again could be incorporated through the towels you have on display which I’d have in multiple shades of grey. To compliment the grey also this silver single bar radiator which is really simple and matches the geometric pattern would look perfect with a neutral shade of tiles!

Furthermore I think I’d stick with the basic white and simple toilet and bath tub and the have a bowl and a tap for a sink because I think this is where you can be more creative, as a sink can be both practical and easiest to look good! So I love this whole printed basin for a sink vibe especially for summer!

If you love interior design, Design Radiator Showroom are running a competition for you to win £250 worth of vouchers submit your entry for you summer bathroom here & find out more details about the competition too!

What is your inspo for a summer bathroom? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

Healthy Morning Routine!

 

Mornings are sometimes really busy and also underestimated for the effect they have on the day ahead. They are literally the snippet to how the rest of your day will pan out. It’s really important we make the most of it. From having breakfast to making sure we’re organised for our day ahead.

I thought I’d share my morning routine with you guys from my choice of breakfast to what my mornings consists of.

My breakfast normally consists of a cereal from weetabix to porridge. To then either a cup of tea (yes I’m so British) and a bowl of fruit.

Another option which is one of my top favourites as I’ve mentioned previously is using juicers by Panasonic. This juicer is great to create delicious and healthy fresh drinks and frozen desserts any time of the day. Compact, quiet and easy to handle and if you are partial to a morning orange juice or two (just like me).

As healthy it is to have breakfast in a morning it’s also crucial to ensure you let your mind be healthy as weird as it sounds. So whilst having breakfast maybe watch the news, This Morning, read a magazine or even the newspaper. This helps you relax not anything to harsh on your brain as well as you having something to do whilst having breakfast.

I then go on to check my overview for my schedule for the day and either pack my bag if I’m going out for the day and pick an outfit suitable or either sit at my desk and get tapping on my laptop and clicking the post button on my iPhone keeping content fresh on my social media and interacting with daily affairs on Twitter.

Finally I’m all set for the rest of my day to be productive and complete all tasks I’ve set myself!

What do your mornings consist of? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Smiggle Stationary Haul

Recently Smiggle released a new collection of stationary which is the besties collection, with 6 limited edition collectable pencil cases and keyrings. The pencil cases and both keyrings have different scents to them each which is super cute and my little sister Aizah loves this most about Smiggle goodies.

Smiggle Jessie the Jelly Pencil Case –  All the pencil cases are so super cute and unique as they all have an individual scent which makes it all a little bit more personal to the owner. We love how cute each pencil case is especially Jessie as have you seen anything cuter than a jelly on a skateboard??

Smiggle Billie the Biscuit Keyring – This has to be our ultimate favourite we decided. We both LOVE nothing more than biscuits and a cute fluffy biscuit scented like vanilla we couldn’t think of anything better. It’s a total winner in our eyes.

Smiggle Yay Duo Spy Marker – We’ve discovered these pens previously and have had so much writing secret notes to one another. So we both got so excited when we saw another one because we can get back to all our fun we had with them and I cannot wait they’re perfect for secret diaries as well as letters to your besties.

Smiggle Scented Colouring Pencils – Since finishing college colouring has been so relaxing in our Smiggle colouring books we picked up the last time we were there and these scented pencil crayons are such pretty shades and again are scented they’re just the whole package aren’t they?

What’s your favourite item from Smiggle at the minute? Comment below.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

 

 

*Summer reads | Wordery

After a stressful month of ups and downs of emotions and determination. I’m back, where I’m happiest – writing. So I thought I’d start back with something quite exciting and something a bit different which I don’t usually do. Recently I ordered some books because this summer there’s a large selection of books I intend to read so I thought why not grab some to start my summer with. Hence I thought I’d share what my first couple of picks are.

I ordered the books off Wordery which is an online bookshop providing you with over 10 million books at the lowest prices. But it gets better also with free shipping to over 100 countries.

Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur // I have wanted this for so long, seeing everyone post their favourite poems from it made me want it. So I finally went for it. Honestly I couldn’t have made a better decision. It covers issues such as pain,heartache,love and femininity. Its broken down into 4 chapters and each chapter has such deep meaning behind it. I’ve loved reading it and can’t wait to read it all over again.

*Rest in the Mourning | r.h.Sin // I’m half way through this and I’m in love. There’s just no other way to explain it. It written by best-selling author of whiskey, words and a shovel which again is another great read. Rest in the mourning is about self-love and self-care and consists of conscious thoughts and emotions. Another book I’d totally recommend.

*The Princess Saves Herself In This One | Amanda Lovelace // Finally, I’ve not got round to diving into The Princess Saves Herself In This One just yet but I cannot wait to do so. As you all know I’m a sucker for a fairy tale as this is why I had to pick this up as it’s about writing your own ending being in control. It explores love and empowerment etc and I cannot wait to get stuck in.

If you’ve enjoyed this post do be sure to follow me on Twitter [@KiranAlix] for updates with my favourite parts of these books!

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x

 

 

 

The Tatler beauty awards 2017 in partnership with Selfridges & Co!

As exam season is commencing I thought I’d publish an exciting post before I hide in my books for a little while but I won’t be too long because once these exams are over I’ll be blog focused and I cannot wait.

On Wednesday beauty editors from Tatler, Francesca White and Jennifer George hosted a Q&A event at The Selfridges in The Trafford Centre. As they partnered up and published a article on The Tatler Beauty Awards in partnership with Selfriges in the May issue of Tatler.

On arrival I was greeted by the lovely Rose Gallagher and met blogger Clare from iliketweet, it was lovely to meet her finally after following her for so long. We then got a front row seat together whilst we waited for the event to commence (then having that typical the first time you meet a blogger chat).

As the seats started to fill up we sat back and got introduced to Francesca White and Jennifer George. They then started talking about some of their favourite products they’d included in the issue from the La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 which melts in like a dream to the Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss described as on-sticky and full of pigment.

Then onto one of my favourite topics skincare they revealed the top products which consisted of the The Rose Stem Cell Mask by Peter Thomas Roth to one of my all time favourites the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil.

Whilst getting offered delicious canapes to Champagne and lemonade the beauty talks didn’t stop it continued with holy grail skincare routines to how to keep your skin hydrated in a warm climate. It was lovely to get tips off the professionals and recommendations for our specific skin types on beauty and skincare.

To get an insight to other products which made the beauty awards check out Tatler magazine and their latest issue.

Thanks for reading – stay sassy x