Saturday, 5 September 2015


Hello! I have been away from the blogging world since May now due to university commitments - now that's all over with, I think it's the right time to catch up with fellow bloggers. 

As many of you may or may not know I was completing a degree in adult nursing and I can now say I am officially a registered nurse!

After completing my degree I took a two week holiday to Egypt to visit friends who work in club magic life sharm el sheikh imperial and after not much persuasion I have decided to go and work there until November as an entertainer!

Of course I will return to my nursing duties once I arrive back in the UK but for now I think this is the right step for me.

I hope to keep you all updated with my adventures on here and through good ol' instagram (Internet permitted).

But for now here are some pictures of my recent two week trip -

Lindsey xx

Friday, 1 May 2015

KEY 103 - cash for kids charity event.

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the KEY 103 cash for kids charity event, which is held annually to raise money for different charity's in the north west. This year they are raising money for Beechwood cancer care centre, Stockport - this is a small charity that aims to provide counselling and workshops for children who have just lost a family member, or require help in understanding a family members recent terminal, or life changing diagnosis.

In order to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity, KEY 103 are currently advertising this charity throughout the day, every day during their radio shows.

This campaign is leading up to the official superhero day which is held on 15/05/2015

Now for a little bit about the event itself, firstly it was situated in the lovely UKFAST building in Manchester which is bright, airy and spacious. There was lots of sweet treats including some cute cupcakes from Zara cakes - and I was assigned a superhero name, which was a fun and creative idea!

And for all of us that love glitter there was a station where you could have facial glitter applied, using hair gel, glitter, a makeup brush and a spritz of hair spray - genius!

Once everyone had arrived we were treated to a presentation about the charity and why fundraising for this charity, in particular is so important - we even heard from some of the children and adults who had recieved care from Beechwood which was really special.

To be a part of this fantastic day you can register here to sign your school, business or workplace up, and put on your superhero outfit on the 15th May.

Alternatively, if you would like to donate you can do so by texting KEY to 70070 to donate £5 or contact 0800 064 3838. All texts are free and 100% of the donation goes straight to Beechwood.

Thank you so much for reading.

Lindsey xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Spring trousers.

Khaki trousers - £16, George @ ASDA

Sometimes the weather just isn't quite warm enough to bare your legs but it's way too warm to wear jeans - I think we all have been through this horrible dilemma, personally I think that a thin trouser is perfect for that awful situation - and I am pretty sure I have found the perfect pair.

I don't know about you, but I always browse the clothing section of the supermarket before doing the food shop, to have a good look for any bargains, who doesn't love a good bargain? And trusty George at ASDA never fails.

These trousers come in cream as well as khaki, but I am quite clumsy (me + cream trousers = disaster), so I obviously I went for the khaki. 

I love the fit of these trousers, as they are slim fitting, but still have that loose feel around the thigh and bum area - my description isn't very good, but hopefully you get the jist.

I am definitely looking forward to wearing these throughout the Spring/Summer season.

Lindsey xx

(When the weather picks up I will be featuring these in a OOTD post.)

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Fashion starts with..

Fashion starts with..

Being female means having to have the horrendous ordeal of having to wear a bra, I mean, it's just an absolute inconvenience and an extra thing to wash, not to mention the waste of time that is, a bra fitting.

Anyway, now that we have established that bras annoy me, I do think that it is important to wear the right size bra, even though we all vary in size from store to store, and as mentioned bra fittings are a waste of time - but regardless to the latter I think it is still important to waste a bit of time each time you buy a bra by getting measured. Rant over.

I do believe that us women, however, do feel much better when we are wearing matching good quality underwear - for me I feel a little boost of confidence, as fashion does start with a good bra.

Recently I have been loving the bra's in the above picture from PINK at Victoria's secret, especially the racer back style ones. I love how easy wearing they are and that they are less visible when wearing vest tops etc. The only issue is the price of good quality bra's, they are just so expensive! 

Nevertheless, I have added these beauties to my payday list!

Lindsey xx


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Spring wishlist

Spring wishlist

As the weather has started to warm up I have started to look at updating my Spring/Summer wardrobe, I can not believe how quickly this year has gone so far - well they do say it gets quicker with age!

I always like to add a mixture of statement items to my wardrobe each season, and this season, it seems as though many blue's and white's are going to be added to my collection.

So firstly from my wishlist we have this fabulously adorable cropped t-shirt from asos, what I love most about this t-shirt is the shape - it makes for comfortable easy wear style. Obviously the rabbit print is another reason why I love this top, it just gives it that added cuteness.

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate this beautiful dress from urban outfitters, from the shape, style, pattern and colour - it is just my idea of the perfect Spring dress.

Next, is this pretty yet utterly simple t-shirt dress from ONLY (which can be purchased from asos). This dress would be great for a festival, holiday or just a lovely warm day out shopping!

It wouldn't be spring without the many odd scattered showers and what's required when this happens?! The trusty waterproof rain coat, this one from urban outfitters is by far the loveliest one I have seen on the high street - the colour is just perfect.

Which brings us to the last item on my wishlist which is this beautiful number from topshop, I think its the contrasting colours that draws me to this dress the most, I also like that it is designed to look like a little top and skirt, which is super cute. This dress would be perfect for my upcoming sun holiday - unfortunately it is currently out of stock on-line in my size. Hopefully I will be able to pick one up soon!

What is on your Spring wishlist?

Lindsey xx

Friday, 10 April 2015

Quick and easy home made chicken fried rice.

Chicken fried rice is definitely a favourite of mine to get from the local takeaway on a Saturday night, so I thought I would give it a go - hey presto, people liked it.

This has been a family favourite for a while now and always goes down well with the diners.

Serves 4-5 people

4 chicken breasts
3 cups of rice
6 eggs
8 spring onions
peas (frozen, fresh or tinned)
soy sauce (reduced salt)
Chinese five spice
salt and pepper to taste
garlic butter (enough to grease the frying pan)

Chop the chicken into strips or chunks dependant on preference and set aside. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl or dish and wisk until yolks have dispersed and set aside.
finely chop the spring onions and set aside.

Cook the rice according to packet instructions, I personally use 'Uncle Bens long grain rice' which only takes 8 minutes to cook, and is worth the extra pound or two.

Whilst the rice is cooking heat up a large frying pan to a high temperature with the garlic butter, add the chicken and allow to brown off, add the spring onions, peas (as many as you like), 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of Chinese five spice and salt and pepper to taste.

When the rice is cooked, drain and put to one side.

Once the chicken is cooked thoroughly and the vegetables have warmed empty into a large serving dish cover and place somewhere to keep warm such as warmed oven or microwave.

Without cleaning the frying pan turn down the heat to medium, add the whisked egg, and allow to cook until it looks like an omelette - then cut the egg whilst it is still cooking into small pieces using a wooden spoon, add the cooked rice and pour over some soy sauce (again, dependant on personal preference - I would use 4 tablespoons). Keep stirring to avoid burning the rice until warmed add the chicken mixture back and toss through until mixed and serve. 

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do!

What are your favourite takeaway inspired dishes?

Lindsey xx

(Apologies for the poor picture quality and lighting!)

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Escentual - mini haul

I think one of my most favoured beauty products has to be a good quality cleanser - I love nothing more than taking my make up off at the end of the day and having a good ol' fashioned double cleanse, so you can understand my excitement when these babies arrived the other day!

So, why these products? I have really sensitive, combination skin - when its dry its really dry, when its really oily its really oily, you get the picture! 

Vichy, normaderm gel cleanser - £11.50 £9.75
I have loved Vichy products ever since I tried out their foundation stick, years ago - so when I saw this cleanser I had to give it a go. As this product is for those with sensitive skin it does not have a strong fragrance'y smell but does have a subtle floral scent which is o'so lovely. This cleanser leaves your skin feeling like you've just had a mini facial, I have a strong feeling this will end up being a product I will endlessly repurchase. 

Avene, cold cream gel cleanser - £8
This product alike the previous is a new product I haven't tried before nor have I tried any of this brands products before - and they certainly haven't disappointed! I find that my skin feels really plump and soft and appears to leave my skin with a lovely glow, which is a bonus! 

Avene, cold cream moisturiser - £10
Paired with the 'matching' cleanser this is a dream moisturiser for me! My make up stays put longer and I have seen a noticeable reduction in oil build up - winner! It is definitely worth a try!

What are your favourite skin care products?

Lindsey xx