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Hello! So if you're new to my blog or just don't know this about me, I don't live too far from Birmingham and they have just opened their own H&M Home. And I was not prepared for how amazing it is. I've been obsessed with homeware and interiors since I was very young and walking into a shop that is purely homeware is a DREAM. So I wanted to capture a few pictures for you to showcase the new store!

THE NEW H&M HOME

Hello! So if you're new to my blog or just don't know this about me, I don't live too far from Birmingham and they have just opened their own H&M Home. And I was not prepared for how amazing it is. I've been obsessed with homeware and interiors since I was very young and walking into a shop that is purely homeware is a DREAM. So I wanted to capture a few pictures for you to showcase the new store!
Today's In A Conversation With is Iwan Carrington - also known as Mr Carrington! Mr Carrington is a DIY and all-things blogger and now Youtuber. Mr Carrington was one of the first people I found in the industry on Twitter and I've loved his content ever since. I love how his personality shines through his content and he was definitely someone who I wanted on this series. I hope you enjoy. (Photo credit: Luke Catleugh)

What is your blog URL?
Iwan: MrCarrington.co.uk 

How long have you been blogging for and what/who gives you motivation to work hard?
Iwan: I started my blog in 2013, so it's been 6 years now! I started working freelance then and wanted something creative to do in between jobs. I think I've always been a hard worker, moving to London when I was 18 to pursue a career here meant that I had to work hard in order to make that work. For my blog and Youtube the comments really motivate me. Hearing the feedback is so rewarding. Creating content online always brings up new challenges and I feel like I'm learning something new every day. 

What is your idea of success with your blog and do you think it's hard for people to be 'successful' in the industry now, with so many blogs already around?
Iwan: Success for me is largely based on engagement. I always read all of my comments and reply to as many as I can. That is the best feedback, when people are enjoying the content and getting something from it. In terms of it being hard, I think blogging is hard work which is why so many people don't stick at it. Juggling the blog, Youtube and Instagram can take hours of time and a lot of energy. That is why it's so important to actually enjoy what you are doing and creating. For people looking to a gain a large following or brand deals over night then yes I think that would be hard to achieve now. But I think there are still people who are standing out now and becoming successful. They are the ones doing it because they are genuinely passionate about it and are bringing something new to the table, I love stumbling across new blogs and Youtube channels, it can be so refreshing!

What is your biggest achievement so far?
Iwan: For me it's been developing from what was just my blog into a Youtube channel as well. I had to overcome a lot of hurdles to find the confidence to put myself out there and now I love it so much!
I'm also very grateful for the friends I've made through doing this and it was also wonderful to be nominated for Blogger of the Year at the Blogosphere awards this year. I did not see that one coming!

Do you do your blog full time? And if so, how long did it take you to get to that position?
Iwan: Yes I would say I do the blog and Youtube full time now, which blows my mind as it's sort gradually happened. It wasn't like one day I quit the day job to become a blogger! I do still take some jobs doing Producing & Directing work on a freelance basis when I can fit them in and the odd commission for magazines, so it's a bit of a mix. Mr Carrington is taking up more and more of my time which is very exciting and I feel incredibly lucky for that.

Do you think the visuals of someones blog is just as important as the actual written content within a post?
Iwan: I think it depends on the subject and how those visuals help tell the story. Some blogs I find myself reading in depth and others I'm more scrolling through the pictures for outfit or interior inspiration.

And finally, what are your goals for the future (if you have any) and where would you like your blog to be in 5 years time?
Iwan: I've got a few creative ideas of where I would like to take Mr Carrington next year which I am really excited to start working on, but I feel like I need to get Christmas out the way first, I have a lot of festive content coming up! In 5 years time I just hope I'm still enjoying it as much as I am now and that what I'm producing is still of value to people. And maybe find a larger space to do my DIYs because it would be nice to see my living room floor now and again ;) Thank you so much for having me Eddie!


And just quickly, I just want to say a HUGEE thank you to Iwan for taking time to come and be on my series! You can check his blog here and his Youtube out here.

IN A CONVERSATION WITH: MR CARRINGTON

Today's In A Conversation With is Iwan Carrington - also known as Mr Carrington! Mr Carrington is a DIY and all-things blogger and now Youtuber. Mr Carrington was one of the first people I found in the industry on Twitter and I've loved his content ever since. I love how his personality shines through his content and he was definitely someone who I wanted on this series. I hope you enjoy. (Photo credit: Luke Catleugh)

What is your blog URL?
Iwan: MrCarrington.co.uk 

How long have you been blogging for and what/who gives you motivation to work hard?
Iwan: I started my blog in 2013, so it's been 6 years now! I started working freelance then and wanted something creative to do in between jobs. I think I've always been a hard worker, moving to London when I was 18 to pursue a career here meant that I had to work hard in order to make that work. For my blog and Youtube the comments really motivate me. Hearing the feedback is so rewarding. Creating content online always brings up new challenges and I feel like I'm learning something new every day. 

What is your idea of success with your blog and do you think it's hard for people to be 'successful' in the industry now, with so many blogs already around?
Iwan: Success for me is largely based on engagement. I always read all of my comments and reply to as many as I can. That is the best feedback, when people are enjoying the content and getting something from it. In terms of it being hard, I think blogging is hard work which is why so many people don't stick at it. Juggling the blog, Youtube and Instagram can take hours of time and a lot of energy. That is why it's so important to actually enjoy what you are doing and creating. For people looking to a gain a large following or brand deals over night then yes I think that would be hard to achieve now. But I think there are still people who are standing out now and becoming successful. They are the ones doing it because they are genuinely passionate about it and are bringing something new to the table, I love stumbling across new blogs and Youtube channels, it can be so refreshing!

What is your biggest achievement so far?
Iwan: For me it's been developing from what was just my blog into a Youtube channel as well. I had to overcome a lot of hurdles to find the confidence to put myself out there and now I love it so much!
I'm also very grateful for the friends I've made through doing this and it was also wonderful to be nominated for Blogger of the Year at the Blogosphere awards this year. I did not see that one coming!

Do you do your blog full time? And if so, how long did it take you to get to that position?
Iwan: Yes I would say I do the blog and Youtube full time now, which blows my mind as it's sort gradually happened. It wasn't like one day I quit the day job to become a blogger! I do still take some jobs doing Producing & Directing work on a freelance basis when I can fit them in and the odd commission for magazines, so it's a bit of a mix. Mr Carrington is taking up more and more of my time which is very exciting and I feel incredibly lucky for that.

Do you think the visuals of someones blog is just as important as the actual written content within a post?
Iwan: I think it depends on the subject and how those visuals help tell the story. Some blogs I find myself reading in depth and others I'm more scrolling through the pictures for outfit or interior inspiration.

And finally, what are your goals for the future (if you have any) and where would you like your blog to be in 5 years time?
Iwan: I've got a few creative ideas of where I would like to take Mr Carrington next year which I am really excited to start working on, but I feel like I need to get Christmas out the way first, I have a lot of festive content coming up! In 5 years time I just hope I'm still enjoying it as much as I am now and that what I'm producing is still of value to people. And maybe find a larger space to do my DIYs because it would be nice to see my living room floor now and again ;) Thank you so much for having me Eddie!


And just quickly, I just want to say a HUGEE thank you to Iwan for taking time to come and be on my series! You can check his blog here and his Youtube out here.
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Hello! Before we start with this post, I just want to have a little catch up as I've been super quiet on my socials lately and I'm ready to get back into it. I think doing something like this is absolutely amazing and it's the best thing in the world, however you may of heard other bloggers say this but sometimes the creative juices do naturally just stop flowing and I decided to take a little break just to reform my brain again and here I am. I thought I'd kick off with a favorites as I've been trying some really cool new products lately and I can't wait to share them all with you!
The first two things that I want to talk to you about are a shampoo and a shower gel which I've been obsessed with (even before using it!). I popped into my local The Body Shop about two weeks ago because I've been dying to get a new shampoo and conditioner as I always think it's such a great thing for the care of your hair to switch up your products every once in a while as the benefits of any product do kinda stop as your skin/hair gets used to the formula. So, I picked up the Fuji Green Tea Shampoo which firstly, smells absolutely amazing and has such a fresh scent to it, I've honestly been so obsessed with this shampoo since I started using it and I will struggle to change it up now I think because I will never get bored of the scent. To match with my new favorite shampoo, I picked up the Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel which I've always loved the smell of this product but never actually purchased any from this specific range before and oh my god. I honestly wish I started using the shower gel a long time ago and I don't know why I never did. However, I've done it now and I'm so happy.
Another thing I've been loving is my Harry's Razor. Now, you might be thinking a razor is a razor and they all do the same job, right? But nope. I am literally so happy that I got gifted one of these as I've wanted to try one for so long, just because how beautifully they're made. They're designed with a grip handle which makes it easier to shave and get the perfect precision. I picked up an extra pack of the Harry's Razor Heads today, which consisted of 8 razor heads for £15 which some may say they're pricey, however I've always had the belief of you're using these products on your skin, your skin is an investment and it's worth spending a few extra pounds just to make sure you're giving your skin the correct treatment. The razor-heads are designed with a flexible hinge which enables you to be able to reach the contours of your face!
This next one isn't skincare in fact it's far from it but it's something I use everyday and love a lot. I've never spoken about my favorite scent sprays however the Perfor Mance Eau De Toilette by Next (I couldn't find the exact one but I've linked a similar one here for you!) is my all time favorite lately and I've been using this for about 6 months now and reaching for it everyday. I'm probably the worst when it comes to describing scents and how they smell but all I can say is that it's very fresh and I've had lots of compliments on it!

Disclaimer: This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own. Links within this post are affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.

SOME NEW FAVES' OF MINE

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Hello! Before we start with this post, I just want to have a little catch up as I've been super quiet on my socials lately and I'm ready to get back into it. I think doing something like this is absolutely amazing and it's the best thing in the world, however you may of heard other bloggers say this but sometimes the creative juices do naturally just stop flowing and I decided to take a little break just to reform my brain again and here I am. I thought I'd kick off with a favorites as I've been trying some really cool new products lately and I can't wait to share them all with you!
The first two things that I want to talk to you about are a shampoo and a shower gel which I've been obsessed with (even before using it!). I popped into my local The Body Shop about two weeks ago because I've been dying to get a new shampoo and conditioner as I always think it's such a great thing for the care of your hair to switch up your products every once in a while as the benefits of any product do kinda stop as your skin/hair gets used to the formula. So, I picked up the Fuji Green Tea Shampoo which firstly, smells absolutely amazing and has such a fresh scent to it, I've honestly been so obsessed with this shampoo since I started using it and I will struggle to change it up now I think because I will never get bored of the scent. To match with my new favorite shampoo, I picked up the Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel which I've always loved the smell of this product but never actually purchased any from this specific range before and oh my god. I honestly wish I started using the shower gel a long time ago and I don't know why I never did. However, I've done it now and I'm so happy.
Another thing I've been loving is my Harry's Razor. Now, you might be thinking a razor is a razor and they all do the same job, right? But nope. I am literally so happy that I got gifted one of these as I've wanted to try one for so long, just because how beautifully they're made. They're designed with a grip handle which makes it easier to shave and get the perfect precision. I picked up an extra pack of the Harry's Razor Heads today, which consisted of 8 razor heads for £15 which some may say they're pricey, however I've always had the belief of you're using these products on your skin, your skin is an investment and it's worth spending a few extra pounds just to make sure you're giving your skin the correct treatment. The razor-heads are designed with a flexible hinge which enables you to be able to reach the contours of your face!
This next one isn't skincare in fact it's far from it but it's something I use everyday and love a lot. I've never spoken about my favorite scent sprays however the Perfor Mance Eau De Toilette by Next (I couldn't find the exact one but I've linked a similar one here for you!) is my all time favorite lately and I've been using this for about 6 months now and reaching for it everyday. I'm probably the worst when it comes to describing scents and how they smell but all I can say is that it's very fresh and I've had lots of compliments on it!

Disclaimer: This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own. Links within this post are affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.
Money is always one of those things that we all want more of and we'd love to save more and that's exactly what I want to discuss today. When I was younger, I remember getting a weekly allowance off my parents (this was before I started earning any money) and I remember blowing it in 2-3 days! I've always loved spending money but with this, has made me realize how important money is and how important it is to think about your future - yes it's fab to think about today as realistic but sad as it is, we might not have tomorrow but we still need to think about our future and the things we'd like to do. I am a huge saver now and I am slightly obsessed with saving as much money as I possible can, I think this has definitely come with experience of spending too much money when I was younger and finding myself not being able to afford a McDonald's or constantly have loans off people in my family that I would have to pay off once I got paid - that has all changed. For the past 4/5 years, I've saved as much money as I can each month so I know that I always have money if I want to buy something or if I'd like to go on holiday.
I've been using Cleo in order to track my monthly and yearly spending via there iOS app which backtracks three months of historic spending transactions to tailor you a budget on how much you earn per month! Cleo is essentially a virtual assistant that can tell you how much you've recently spent, what you have spent the most money on and how much you have left for the month. Cleo can also save money for you and hide that money away so you're not tempted to spend (this would have been so perfect for me when I was younger!) I've found the app super useful as you can ask Cleo questions and get instant replies, such as "Can I afford to go to the cinema?" or "Where can I cut back this month" and it'll give you a breakdown of how much you have spent on different things and do the math for you! You can download the Cleo app and get yourself a free £5 into your bank account and start tracking your money here. 

I've recently started to prioritize what I spend money on because I'm starting to become a person that likes to have money more than they like to spend it, the idea that I can do things if I want to makes me happy but that doesn't always mean you have to do those things because you might need the money for something else later on in the month or even in the year and it's good to be prepared for things to pop up like your phone breaking or if you get lost somewhere and need to get an UBER (you can get a free UBER ride by clicking here) home or things like that we don't usually tend to prepare for but it's something I've started to do and it's made me think about how much I can potentially save each month (even more than I'm doing at the moment!).

LET'S TALK ABOUT SAVING MONEY

Money is always one of those things that we all want more of and we'd love to save more and that's exactly what I want to discuss today. When I was younger, I remember getting a weekly allowance off my parents (this was before I started earning any money) and I remember blowing it in 2-3 days! I've always loved spending money but with this, has made me realize how important money is and how important it is to think about your future - yes it's fab to think about today as realistic but sad as it is, we might not have tomorrow but we still need to think about our future and the things we'd like to do. I am a huge saver now and I am slightly obsessed with saving as much money as I possible can, I think this has definitely come with experience of spending too much money when I was younger and finding myself not being able to afford a McDonald's or constantly have loans off people in my family that I would have to pay off once I got paid - that has all changed. For the past 4/5 years, I've saved as much money as I can each month so I know that I always have money if I want to buy something or if I'd like to go on holiday.
I've been using Cleo in order to track my monthly and yearly spending via there iOS app which backtracks three months of historic spending transactions to tailor you a budget on how much you earn per month! Cleo is essentially a virtual assistant that can tell you how much you've recently spent, what you have spent the most money on and how much you have left for the month. Cleo can also save money for you and hide that money away so you're not tempted to spend (this would have been so perfect for me when I was younger!) I've found the app super useful as you can ask Cleo questions and get instant replies, such as "Can I afford to go to the cinema?" or "Where can I cut back this month" and it'll give you a breakdown of how much you have spent on different things and do the math for you! You can download the Cleo app and get yourself a free £5 into your bank account and start tracking your money here. 

I've recently started to prioritize what I spend money on because I'm starting to become a person that likes to have money more than they like to spend it, the idea that I can do things if I want to makes me happy but that doesn't always mean you have to do those things because you might need the money for something else later on in the month or even in the year and it's good to be prepared for things to pop up like your phone breaking or if you get lost somewhere and need to get an UBER (you can get a free UBER ride by clicking here) home or things like that we don't usually tend to prepare for but it's something I've started to do and it's made me think about how much I can potentially save each month (even more than I'm doing at the moment!).
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Yes, it's a Sunday and I'm back again talking about one of my favourite things in the world - face masks. I'm going to be honest with you, me and face masks have took a break lately and I just haven't been reaching for them as much as I used to or as much as my skin would probably like me too and that needs to change. I featured the The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask in a post about a year ago and you guys loved it, so here I am back again to give you an honest update of how I've been getting on with the mask lately and if I'm still reaching for it over my other face masks or skin product alternatives.

I know if you're a regular reader of my blog then you will have heard this before, but it's so important to change up your skincare occasionally and give yourself (and your skin) a little break to discover new products, as your skin gets used to the ingredients in a product and the advantages of using the product won't be as effective as your skin gets used to them. However this goes without saying, but this is one of my favorite ever products that I've ever tried from any brand and will always be my go-to face mask. My skin has always been a very tricky one to handle, it goes super dry and then super dewy, I've never been one or the other. I've found that this face mask works best with both of my skin types (I have two, aren't I lucky?) the mask is infused with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil and is 100% vegan to give your skin a reviving glow! I used this mask about 2-3 times a week usually after shaving as that dries out my skin so much, I usually leave it  a day after shaving and then apply this mask in my most troublesome areas of my face and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes until the mask has hardened and then I go ahead and cleanse it off - just a little tip for you, don't remove face masks with face wipes, this is just a personal tip as face wipes also dry out my skin so much, so it's kinda pointless to apply a face mask to moisturize my skin and then wipe it off with something that is going to dry it out so much.

I've been using this mask for about 2 years now and I can honestly say a little amount goes a long way. You only need to apply a little amount to your face and gradually share it around your troublesome areas with a mask spatula (or your hands, whatever you prefer!) and wait 10-15 minutes before removing it with warm water and you're all done (you wont be disappointed!)
You guys know how much I am obsessed with The Body Shop and all of their products. I've found using more natural products on my face way more effective over time and this is a product that I would recommend to absolutely anyone, despite what type of skin you have - have a go! The Body Shop offer little tests in store, where you can go and have a little swatch on your skin to see if you would react badly to it, which I think is an amazing idea so I would definitely recommend doing that before buying any product from any store.

Disclaimer: This post  is not sponsored however, links in this post are affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.

MY FACE MASK MUST-HAVE

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Yes, it's a Sunday and I'm back again talking about one of my favourite things in the world - face masks. I'm going to be honest with you, me and face masks have took a break lately and I just haven't been reaching for them as much as I used to or as much as my skin would probably like me too and that needs to change. I featured the The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask in a post about a year ago and you guys loved it, so here I am back again to give you an honest update of how I've been getting on with the mask lately and if I'm still reaching for it over my other face masks or skin product alternatives.

I know if you're a regular reader of my blog then you will have heard this before, but it's so important to change up your skincare occasionally and give yourself (and your skin) a little break to discover new products, as your skin gets used to the ingredients in a product and the advantages of using the product won't be as effective as your skin gets used to them. However this goes without saying, but this is one of my favorite ever products that I've ever tried from any brand and will always be my go-to face mask. My skin has always been a very tricky one to handle, it goes super dry and then super dewy, I've never been one or the other. I've found that this face mask works best with both of my skin types (I have two, aren't I lucky?) the mask is infused with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil and is 100% vegan to give your skin a reviving glow! I used this mask about 2-3 times a week usually after shaving as that dries out my skin so much, I usually leave it  a day after shaving and then apply this mask in my most troublesome areas of my face and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes until the mask has hardened and then I go ahead and cleanse it off - just a little tip for you, don't remove face masks with face wipes, this is just a personal tip as face wipes also dry out my skin so much, so it's kinda pointless to apply a face mask to moisturize my skin and then wipe it off with something that is going to dry it out so much.

I've been using this mask for about 2 years now and I can honestly say a little amount goes a long way. You only need to apply a little amount to your face and gradually share it around your troublesome areas with a mask spatula (or your hands, whatever you prefer!) and wait 10-15 minutes before removing it with warm water and you're all done (you wont be disappointed!)
You guys know how much I am obsessed with The Body Shop and all of their products. I've found using more natural products on my face way more effective over time and this is a product that I would recommend to absolutely anyone, despite what type of skin you have - have a go! The Body Shop offer little tests in store, where you can go and have a little swatch on your skin to see if you would react badly to it, which I think is an amazing idea so I would definitely recommend doing that before buying any product from any store.

Disclaimer: This post  is not sponsored however, links in this post are affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.
I can honestly say that Brighton is the most relaxing place I have ever visited and the past few days I've managed to finally be able to experience Brighton in the sun (it was 39 degrees, what???) and it was magical. I've never experienced somewhere so beautiful and calming in my life and I've wanted to throw a few ideas in a post for you all for a while but I wanted to visit a few more times before feeling like I could give you a good little list of things to do once you're there. I'm not going to lie, the first time I ever went to Brighton was a few years ago and I went for a day which is a little crazy to think because it takes sooo long to get there from where I live but I was young and I wanted to go so badly and I remember booking my tickets the night before for a same day return and I was so excited and ever since my first few hours in Brighton, I've fallen in love with the place. So here are some of the things I would recommend doing in Brighton to make the most of your time there (and just to let you know, if you wanted to book any of the things mentioned or find out more then I have kindly linked everything for you!)
The British Airways i360 was one of the most coolest but scariest things I did whilst I was there. Brighton is such a beautiful place and to be able to see the sea so far out is an amazing feeling and also gives you great photo opportunities. I've always wanted to go up the i360 but I was a little nervous to do it before but when I was down at the beach, I thought why not? I'm not going to be here again for a while and I'll regret it if I don't do it - and I loved it. It is a little high (200m I think!) but it's so beautiful to see the whole (pretty much) of Brighton at such an amazing angle. Once up there, there is a bar where you can purchase drinks and snacks which I thought was such a nice touch!
And of course.. would I be able to do this post without mentioning the beach? One of my favorite things to do in Brighton is to go down on a little beach walk at night time and hear the sea. I remember last time I went to Brighton, I stayed at one of The Harbour Hotel (see the post here) and you could hear the sea all night long and I cannot put into words how incredible that is, it's so relaxing. Not to mention, the amazing food that they offer on the Brighton Pier (massive bonus for beach days!) 

There are a few shops in Brighton which I find so special and unique to the town, such as Boho Gelato which offers the most amazing Gelato. I opted for Sea Salt Caramel (the most amazing flavor of all!) and classic vanilla and it was a dream. There are two things that taste amazing by the sea and one is ice-cream and the other one in Fish and Chips... I went to the most amazing fish bar which was called Seasiders - they were incredible and you could sit outside or inside by the window and still have an amazing view of the Pier and the beach.
The last thing I wanted to mention that made my trip so easy was the hotel. So this time, I stayed in the Premier Inn on North Street and I've never actually stopped in one until now and oh my god. I was amazed. The team there made me feel so comfortable and relaxed and my stay was so enjoyable because of their amazing team. They offer breakfast at about £9.00 a day (I think!) which started off my day each morning with a full English buffet and unlimited drinks. My stay at the Premier Inn cost just under £200 (without breakfast) I would definitely go back again and it was in walking distance of the town and the beach!

A BRIGHTON GUIDE

I can honestly say that Brighton is the most relaxing place I have ever visited and the past few days I've managed to finally be able to experience Brighton in the sun (it was 39 degrees, what???) and it was magical. I've never experienced somewhere so beautiful and calming in my life and I've wanted to throw a few ideas in a post for you all for a while but I wanted to visit a few more times before feeling like I could give you a good little list of things to do once you're there. I'm not going to lie, the first time I ever went to Brighton was a few years ago and I went for a day which is a little crazy to think because it takes sooo long to get there from where I live but I was young and I wanted to go so badly and I remember booking my tickets the night before for a same day return and I was so excited and ever since my first few hours in Brighton, I've fallen in love with the place. So here are some of the things I would recommend doing in Brighton to make the most of your time there (and just to let you know, if you wanted to book any of the things mentioned or find out more then I have kindly linked everything for you!)
The British Airways i360 was one of the most coolest but scariest things I did whilst I was there. Brighton is such a beautiful place and to be able to see the sea so far out is an amazing feeling and also gives you great photo opportunities. I've always wanted to go up the i360 but I was a little nervous to do it before but when I was down at the beach, I thought why not? I'm not going to be here again for a while and I'll regret it if I don't do it - and I loved it. It is a little high (200m I think!) but it's so beautiful to see the whole (pretty much) of Brighton at such an amazing angle. Once up there, there is a bar where you can purchase drinks and snacks which I thought was such a nice touch!
And of course.. would I be able to do this post without mentioning the beach? One of my favorite things to do in Brighton is to go down on a little beach walk at night time and hear the sea. I remember last time I went to Brighton, I stayed at one of The Harbour Hotel (see the post here) and you could hear the sea all night long and I cannot put into words how incredible that is, it's so relaxing. Not to mention, the amazing food that they offer on the Brighton Pier (massive bonus for beach days!) 

There are a few shops in Brighton which I find so special and unique to the town, such as Boho Gelato which offers the most amazing Gelato. I opted for Sea Salt Caramel (the most amazing flavor of all!) and classic vanilla and it was a dream. There are two things that taste amazing by the sea and one is ice-cream and the other one in Fish and Chips... I went to the most amazing fish bar which was called Seasiders - they were incredible and you could sit outside or inside by the window and still have an amazing view of the Pier and the beach.
The last thing I wanted to mention that made my trip so easy was the hotel. So this time, I stayed in the Premier Inn on North Street and I've never actually stopped in one until now and oh my god. I was amazed. The team there made me feel so comfortable and relaxed and my stay was so enjoyable because of their amazing team. They offer breakfast at about £9.00 a day (I think!) which started off my day each morning with a full English buffet and unlimited drinks. My stay at the Premier Inn cost just under £200 (without breakfast) I would definitely go back again and it was in walking distance of the town and the beach!

Today's In A Conversation With is one of my favorite all-time bloggers, John Robertson who is the proud founder of The Everyday Man. The Everyday Man is an online magazine for men which offers a mix of all things fashion, lifestyle and fitness.

What is your blog URL?
John: https://theeverydayman.co.uk/

How long have you been blogging for and what/who gives you motivation to work hard?
John: I've been blogging for 7 years now. It feels made to write that down as the time has absoloutely flown by. I get motivated easily and I really enjoy what I do. I still feel pretty chuffed that my hobby managed to evolve into my job!

What is your idea of success with your blog and do you think it's hard for people to be 'successful' in the industry now, with so many blogs around?
John: I guess you're successful if when you're making yourself happy and achieving some of your own goals. I've always tried my best to avoid what others are doing and the pressure that a lot of people put on themselves to get higher numbers and to grow. As I started this as a hobby I've never felt that way about The Everyday Man, it's more about writing about and sharing the things I enjoy with others. 

What is your biggest achievement? 
John: I guess being able to go full-time was pretty big asnd that I've managed to keep it going for so long.

Do you blog full time? And if so, how long did it take you to get to that position? 
John: I was doing it for around 4 years before I was able to go full-time. I hadn't really thought about it before as this as going full-time was never my aim but it happened and I'm glad it did.

Do you think the visuals on someones blog is just as important as the actual wirrtin content within a post?
John: Yes. I'm big on branding and visual aspects so I think strong pictures are really important/ They help to tell part of the story.

And finally, what are your goals for the future (if you have any) and where would you like your blog to be in 5 years time?
John: If I'm still doing this in 5 years then I'll be delighted. I try not to set myself too many goals to be honest so just more of the same would be good enough for me, anything else that comes along will be a nice bonus!

I'd finally like to thank John for being part of In A Conversation With. The Everyday Man is here for you to check out!

IN A CONVERSATION WITH: THE EVERYDAY MAN

Today's In A Conversation With is one of my favorite all-time bloggers, John Robertson who is the proud founder of The Everyday Man. The Everyday Man is an online magazine for men which offers a mix of all things fashion, lifestyle and fitness.

What is your blog URL?
John: https://theeverydayman.co.uk/

How long have you been blogging for and what/who gives you motivation to work hard?
John: I've been blogging for 7 years now. It feels made to write that down as the time has absoloutely flown by. I get motivated easily and I really enjoy what I do. I still feel pretty chuffed that my hobby managed to evolve into my job!

What is your idea of success with your blog and do you think it's hard for people to be 'successful' in the industry now, with so many blogs around?
John: I guess you're successful if when you're making yourself happy and achieving some of your own goals. I've always tried my best to avoid what others are doing and the pressure that a lot of people put on themselves to get higher numbers and to grow. As I started this as a hobby I've never felt that way about The Everyday Man, it's more about writing about and sharing the things I enjoy with others. 

What is your biggest achievement? 
John: I guess being able to go full-time was pretty big asnd that I've managed to keep it going for so long.

Do you blog full time? And if so, how long did it take you to get to that position? 
John: I was doing it for around 4 years before I was able to go full-time. I hadn't really thought about it before as this as going full-time was never my aim but it happened and I'm glad it did.

Do you think the visuals on someones blog is just as important as the actual wirrtin content within a post?
John: Yes. I'm big on branding and visual aspects so I think strong pictures are really important/ They help to tell part of the story.

And finally, what are your goals for the future (if you have any) and where would you like your blog to be in 5 years time?
John: If I'm still doing this in 5 years then I'll be delighted. I try not to set myself too many goals to be honest so just more of the same would be good enough for me, anything else that comes along will be a nice bonus!

I'd finally like to thank John for being part of In A Conversation With. The Everyday Man is here for you to check out!
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Most assume that a lot of men can wash their faces with the same bar of soap they use for their bodies and get on with their way. If this is what you do in the morning, then you have to step up your game. Skincare isn't nearly as complicated as most people make it out to be. In fact, some of the best advice out there is that - which is incredibly simple. With that in mind, here are six essential skincare tips that all men must know.

Wash Off The Day - as tempting as it can be to do so, you cant crawl straight into bed after a long and tiring day. First, you need to take time to wash your face. While this might not seem too important, you must remember that a lot of dirt and grime collects on your skin throughout the day. If you skip your nighttime wash, this will remain on your face, resulting in blocked pores and breakouts.

Get Plenty of Rest - Once your skin is cleansed and moisturized, you can go ahead and get in bed. Sleep gives your skin an opportunity to refresh and repair.

Make Time for Exercise - while exercise does make it easier to sleep, it benefits your skin more directly too. This is because your sweat helps to remove toxins. Because of this, sports like rugby really do help (I need to take my own advice on this!) you could even create your own custom designed rugby union team kit. It's important to remember to cleanse and exfoliate after working out, as this prevents your pores from blocking.

Limiting Your Skin Exposure - A glowing tan can make you feel more confident. However, that doesn't mean that you should put your skin or health at risk to get one. Every time you go outside, you must ensure that you apply sun-cream. Those who don't, increase their risk of getting sun damage which can cause irritation, redness and peeling.
Buy A Quality Razor - there are many different razors on the market and not all of them are going to do you good. While four or five-blade razors might advertise a closer shave, you must consider at what cost this will come with. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, then it is best to have fewer blades. You should also shave with the grain, rather than against it and use a moisturizing shave gel.

Eating The Right Foods - as difficult as it may be for those with a sweet tooth, if you want healthy skin, then reducing your sugar intake can make a huge difference. The reason for this is that sugar is known to cause breakouts and acne. That being said, it's not just sugar that you have to watch out for. There are a number of foods that can cause skin problems, such as caffeine!

Skincare doesn't have to be difficult but we only have one skin, so let's look after it and treasure it.

Disclaimer: This post is a paid advertorial but as always, all opinions are my own. Links within this post are affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.

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Most assume that a lot of men can wash their faces with the same bar of soap they use for their bodies and get on with their way. If this is what you do in the morning, then you have to step up your game. Skincare isn't nearly as complicated as most people make it out to be. In fact, some of the best advice out there is that - which is incredibly simple. With that in mind, here are six essential skincare tips that all men must know.

Wash Off The Day - as tempting as it can be to do so, you cant crawl straight into bed after a long and tiring day. First, you need to take time to wash your face. While this might not seem too important, you must remember that a lot of dirt and grime collects on your skin throughout the day. If you skip your nighttime wash, this will remain on your face, resulting in blocked pores and breakouts.

Get Plenty of Rest - Once your skin is cleansed and moisturized, you can go ahead and get in bed. Sleep gives your skin an opportunity to refresh and repair.

Make Time for Exercise - while exercise does make it easier to sleep, it benefits your skin more directly too. This is because your sweat helps to remove toxins. Because of this, sports like rugby really do help (I need to take my own advice on this!) you could even create your own custom designed rugby union team kit. It's important to remember to cleanse and exfoliate after working out, as this prevents your pores from blocking.

Limiting Your Skin Exposure - A glowing tan can make you feel more confident. However, that doesn't mean that you should put your skin or health at risk to get one. Every time you go outside, you must ensure that you apply sun-cream. Those who don't, increase their risk of getting sun damage which can cause irritation, redness and peeling.
Buy A Quality Razor - there are many different razors on the market and not all of them are going to do you good. While four or five-blade razors might advertise a closer shave, you must consider at what cost this will come with. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, then it is best to have fewer blades. You should also shave with the grain, rather than against it and use a moisturizing shave gel.

Eating The Right Foods - as difficult as it may be for those with a sweet tooth, if you want healthy skin, then reducing your sugar intake can make a huge difference. The reason for this is that sugar is known to cause breakouts and acne. That being said, it's not just sugar that you have to watch out for. There are a number of foods that can cause skin problems, such as caffeine!

Skincare doesn't have to be difficult but we only have one skin, so let's look after it and treasure it.

Disclaimer: This post is a paid advertorial but as always, all opinions are my own. Links within this post are affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.
Hello, hello - happy Sunday! It's just gone midnight and it's suddenly occurred to me that I haven't done a favorites post in so long and I've been loving so many different little things at the moment that I thought it would be the best way to tell you all about them. So let's get started straight away, shall we?

The VO5 Texturising Gum has been my best friend when it comes to styling my hair lately, I don't do this everyday but when I fancy putting a bit of extra effort into my appearance (again, this doesn't happen a lot) this has been my go-to and has such a nice finish to the end product, without leaving it looking or feeling greasy and that is definitely something I look for in a hair product. I used to use this product all the time a few years back but have only just started reaching for it again and I forgot how amazing it actually is.
If you're from England, you will be familiar with the very unexpected ray of sunshine that we've had lately and with that, comes in need of a very good deodorant. I've raved about Nivea products loads on my blog and have had the privilege of working with them so many times, this post isn't a paid sponsorship but I genuinely love all their products that I've tried and it's such a trusted brand for me now that I love sharing their products with you all. So I've recently been using their Nivea Men 48 Hour Deodorant and it has done the trick, let me tell you! The one I've been using has such a fresh scent that I've been loving.

Along with my V05 Texturising Gum, I've been reaching for the Johnny's Power Hold Hairspray, which again doesn't make my hair look greasy and holds everything in place. I've also discovered that it doesn't sweat in the hot weather and still gives your style a firm hold for the whole day, which I was so impressed with. I actually got gifted this item and ever since I tried it, I've been reaching for this over all my other hairsprays.

A few weeks ago, I got kindly gifted a lovely PR package from the team over at Nivea which had lots of products in, including their new Peel Off Mask and it has done wonders to my skin. I do have quite sensitive skin and anything seems to effect it, so looking after my skin is very important and I've found using this product a few times a week along with my skincare routine has made such a huge difference to the dry patches on my skin and has made my skin feel very soft and hydrated! Along with this, I've been using the Clear Shaving Gel from Milkman Grooming for about a year now, again I was lucky enough to work with them on a giveaway campaign but this post is not at all sponsored by them and all views are my own, however... I cannot reach for anything else. I love how it's clear so you can see exactly what areas need shaving and it makes my skin feel very smooth and I'm so happy with these two products.
Did someone say shoes? I've never been a 'shoe person' if you catch my drift, I kinda get one pair and then live in them for about 4 years, even when they're falling a part and making me walk with a limp. My beautiful Reebok trainers have finally got to that stage so I wanted to opt for something a little lighter for the summer season and these Adidas trainers are amazing for that (I don't know what they're called but I'll leave a link to them here for you to check out, if you want too!).

Disclaimer: This post  contains products that have kindly been sent to me. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.

THINGS I'VE BEEN LOVING RECENTLY #2

Hello, hello - happy Sunday! It's just gone midnight and it's suddenly occurred to me that I haven't done a favorites post in so long and I've been loving so many different little things at the moment that I thought it would be the best way to tell you all about them. So let's get started straight away, shall we?

The VO5 Texturising Gum has been my best friend when it comes to styling my hair lately, I don't do this everyday but when I fancy putting a bit of extra effort into my appearance (again, this doesn't happen a lot) this has been my go-to and has such a nice finish to the end product, without leaving it looking or feeling greasy and that is definitely something I look for in a hair product. I used to use this product all the time a few years back but have only just started reaching for it again and I forgot how amazing it actually is.
If you're from England, you will be familiar with the very unexpected ray of sunshine that we've had lately and with that, comes in need of a very good deodorant. I've raved about Nivea products loads on my blog and have had the privilege of working with them so many times, this post isn't a paid sponsorship but I genuinely love all their products that I've tried and it's such a trusted brand for me now that I love sharing their products with you all. So I've recently been using their Nivea Men 48 Hour Deodorant and it has done the trick, let me tell you! The one I've been using has such a fresh scent that I've been loving.

Along with my V05 Texturising Gum, I've been reaching for the Johnny's Power Hold Hairspray, which again doesn't make my hair look greasy and holds everything in place. I've also discovered that it doesn't sweat in the hot weather and still gives your style a firm hold for the whole day, which I was so impressed with. I actually got gifted this item and ever since I tried it, I've been reaching for this over all my other hairsprays.

A few weeks ago, I got kindly gifted a lovely PR package from the team over at Nivea which had lots of products in, including their new Peel Off Mask and it has done wonders to my skin. I do have quite sensitive skin and anything seems to effect it, so looking after my skin is very important and I've found using this product a few times a week along with my skincare routine has made such a huge difference to the dry patches on my skin and has made my skin feel very soft and hydrated! Along with this, I've been using the Clear Shaving Gel from Milkman Grooming for about a year now, again I was lucky enough to work with them on a giveaway campaign but this post is not at all sponsored by them and all views are my own, however... I cannot reach for anything else. I love how it's clear so you can see exactly what areas need shaving and it makes my skin feel very smooth and I'm so happy with these two products.
Did someone say shoes? I've never been a 'shoe person' if you catch my drift, I kinda get one pair and then live in them for about 4 years, even when they're falling a part and making me walk with a limp. My beautiful Reebok trainers have finally got to that stage so I wanted to opt for something a little lighter for the summer season and these Adidas trainers are amazing for that (I don't know what they're called but I'll leave a link to them here for you to check out, if you want too!).

Disclaimer: This post  contains products that have kindly been sent to me. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.
ITEMS IN THIS POST HAVE BEEN KINDLY GIFTED.
I've always been a morning person, ever since I can remember. I've always felt the most productive when I wake up around 6-7 and start my day productively. I always start my day with getting up straight away and making my bed, this sets off the day as already being productive and also stops you from getting into bed after because you've just took the time to make it, so why ruin it? (that's how my brain works anyway!). Mornings to me are my favourite part of the day which some people would find crazy to hear, I know a lot of people who don't wake up till after midday (which there is obviously nothing wrong with that but this is just a post for people that would like to start waking up a little earlier) and sometimes, I wish I could do that but I'm just not that person and I've kinda accepted that now and I'm actually so happy with how that has worked out for me.

Breakfast is key to a successful day and I know a lot of people don't like eating before a particular time, I would say to eat something - even if it's a few biscuits with your morning tea, it's something. Skipping breakfasts does nothing for me personally, I always plan my day around when I'm going to eat which sounds crazy, I know but it helps me - for example, after getting up out of bed and brushing my teeth, I always go downstairs and have some breakfast and this is normally a bacon bap or scrambled eggs and smoked salmon whilst watching some Youtube videos and this sets me up for the day as I'm where I'm going to be working and I've had something to eat to help me concentrate, because who wants to be doing work whilst they're hungry? Plus may I just add, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I really feel like it sets you up for a day of tasks and it gives you the energy to be able to do them. I may do a little post very soon for those of you that struggle with what to have for breakfast with a quick and easy ideas for you!
After eating breakfast, I always get ready for the day. Pyjamas are the best thing in the world, but not when you want to feel productive because you're too relaxed (especially if you work from home regularly) so I always think it is best to get ready as if you would be going to work, this prevents you from feeling like you want to sit and slouch and do nothing. If you don't work from home and you're just looking to be a bit more productive then you should definitely still follow these steps - make plans with friends, family, tidy your house/room or find little things to sort out, such as the bedside cabinet that you've been scared to look at for months (trust me, we've all been there - you're not alone!).

My morning routine is very chilled and relaxed, obviously depending on what I'm doing in the day but I always set my day off to be as I'd like them to be... productive and busy. I know this may sound crazy to people and this won't work for everyone but this is just my personal routine and the order I do things works for me but you will find your own little way of doing things but getting up and booking your day with little things makes a hell of a difference to your mind and I would recommend everyone to do this, whatever your job or whatever you decide to do during your days!
And finally, I always finish off getting ready for the day by applying some skincare, I try and make sure this isn't something too heavy and something that is just going to help me keep my skin hydrated throughout the day, I've recently been using the Nivea Light Moisturizing Day Cream with SPF and this has done exactly the job - it's very light on my skin and keeps the dry patches on my face making a reappearance!

Disclaimer: This post  contains products that have kindly been sent to me by Nivea. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.

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ITEMS IN THIS POST HAVE BEEN KINDLY GIFTED.
I've always been a morning person, ever since I can remember. I've always felt the most productive when I wake up around 6-7 and start my day productively. I always start my day with getting up straight away and making my bed, this sets off the day as already being productive and also stops you from getting into bed after because you've just took the time to make it, so why ruin it? (that's how my brain works anyway!). Mornings to me are my favourite part of the day which some people would find crazy to hear, I know a lot of people who don't wake up till after midday (which there is obviously nothing wrong with that but this is just a post for people that would like to start waking up a little earlier) and sometimes, I wish I could do that but I'm just not that person and I've kinda accepted that now and I'm actually so happy with how that has worked out for me.

Breakfast is key to a successful day and I know a lot of people don't like eating before a particular time, I would say to eat something - even if it's a few biscuits with your morning tea, it's something. Skipping breakfasts does nothing for me personally, I always plan my day around when I'm going to eat which sounds crazy, I know but it helps me - for example, after getting up out of bed and brushing my teeth, I always go downstairs and have some breakfast and this is normally a bacon bap or scrambled eggs and smoked salmon whilst watching some Youtube videos and this sets me up for the day as I'm where I'm going to be working and I've had something to eat to help me concentrate, because who wants to be doing work whilst they're hungry? Plus may I just add, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I really feel like it sets you up for a day of tasks and it gives you the energy to be able to do them. I may do a little post very soon for those of you that struggle with what to have for breakfast with a quick and easy ideas for you!
After eating breakfast, I always get ready for the day. Pyjamas are the best thing in the world, but not when you want to feel productive because you're too relaxed (especially if you work from home regularly) so I always think it is best to get ready as if you would be going to work, this prevents you from feeling like you want to sit and slouch and do nothing. If you don't work from home and you're just looking to be a bit more productive then you should definitely still follow these steps - make plans with friends, family, tidy your house/room or find little things to sort out, such as the bedside cabinet that you've been scared to look at for months (trust me, we've all been there - you're not alone!).

My morning routine is very chilled and relaxed, obviously depending on what I'm doing in the day but I always set my day off to be as I'd like them to be... productive and busy. I know this may sound crazy to people and this won't work for everyone but this is just my personal routine and the order I do things works for me but you will find your own little way of doing things but getting up and booking your day with little things makes a hell of a difference to your mind and I would recommend everyone to do this, whatever your job or whatever you decide to do during your days!
And finally, I always finish off getting ready for the day by applying some skincare, I try and make sure this isn't something too heavy and something that is just going to help me keep my skin hydrated throughout the day, I've recently been using the Nivea Light Moisturizing Day Cream with SPF and this has done exactly the job - it's very light on my skin and keeps the dry patches on my face making a reappearance!

Disclaimer: This post  contains products that have kindly been sent to me by Nivea. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.



As this time of year rolls around again, I thought I would put together a new list of great gift ideas for your Father or whoever you look up to in your life. I contemplated not doing one this year as I've done once every year but I've decided to because I can see how many of you that it helped when I did the one for Mother's Day back in March and honestly, I think it's really hard to keep thinking about new original presents for people so I'm hoping this post will give you some amazing gifts or some great inspiration!

Fragrance: In my eyes, you can never go wrong with a good fragrance, does your dad have a particular favourite? if not, why not try Sauvage by Dior or Y by YSL (two of my faves at the moment!)? Boots have some amazing gift sets including David Beckham and Diesel!

Food/Drink: If your Dad is anything like mine, a good beer set would go down a treat! I've always been really impressed with the hampers that Selfridges offer each year, there is literally a hamper for everyone. If you're looking for a good selection for your money then definitely head over to their website! Alternatively, put one together yourself (this would be really fun too!) I think it would be such a nice idea to load a picnic basket up with your Dad's favorite snacks

Personalisation: Anything personalised just makes everything look as if so much effort has been put into a gift, I rave about NotOnTheHighStreet all the time but it is honestly the best place for little quirky and personalized gifts! Weather your dad is a sports fan, a music fan or a golf fan - there is something for everyone and you can personalise pretty much anything on their website which I think is such a cute idea.

Grooming: I always think a practical gift is the right alley to go down, has your Dad got a favorite moisturizer, shaving gel or face wash? Clinique do really nice luxury sets that aren't too pricey and I think it's such a nice gift to get your Dad. Clinique is such a nice luxury brand that goes that extra mile to make sure all their products have the best ingredients and I honestly rate them so much for that - Clinique would make the perfect gift.

A Trip Away: Has your Dad wanted to visit a particular place? I use Booking.com all the time when I'm planning a trip away, especially city breaks as they offer really good discounts on hotels in different cities for such a good price! If you're looking to take your Dad away then I would definitely check them out. Also, if you're not familiar with Accor Hotels which cover iBis, Novotel, Sofitel and many more, they have a membership system where you can earn points whenever you stay in one of the Accor Hotels and they add up to earn you a free stay at one of their hotels, I think this is amazing!



Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.

FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS




As this time of year rolls around again, I thought I would put together a new list of great gift ideas for your Father or whoever you look up to in your life. I contemplated not doing one this year as I've done once every year but I've decided to because I can see how many of you that it helped when I did the one for Mother's Day back in March and honestly, I think it's really hard to keep thinking about new original presents for people so I'm hoping this post will give you some amazing gifts or some great inspiration!

Fragrance: In my eyes, you can never go wrong with a good fragrance, does your dad have a particular favourite? if not, why not try Sauvage by Dior or Y by YSL (two of my faves at the moment!)? Boots have some amazing gift sets including David Beckham and Diesel!

Food/Drink: If your Dad is anything like mine, a good beer set would go down a treat! I've always been really impressed with the hampers that Selfridges offer each year, there is literally a hamper for everyone. If you're looking for a good selection for your money then definitely head over to their website! Alternatively, put one together yourself (this would be really fun too!) I think it would be such a nice idea to load a picnic basket up with your Dad's favorite snacks

Personalisation: Anything personalised just makes everything look as if so much effort has been put into a gift, I rave about NotOnTheHighStreet all the time but it is honestly the best place for little quirky and personalized gifts! Weather your dad is a sports fan, a music fan or a golf fan - there is something for everyone and you can personalise pretty much anything on their website which I think is such a cute idea.

Grooming: I always think a practical gift is the right alley to go down, has your Dad got a favorite moisturizer, shaving gel or face wash? Clinique do really nice luxury sets that aren't too pricey and I think it's such a nice gift to get your Dad. Clinique is such a nice luxury brand that goes that extra mile to make sure all their products have the best ingredients and I honestly rate them so much for that - Clinique would make the perfect gift.

A Trip Away: Has your Dad wanted to visit a particular place? I use Booking.com all the time when I'm planning a trip away, especially city breaks as they offer really good discounts on hotels in different cities for such a good price! If you're looking to take your Dad away then I would definitely check them out. Also, if you're not familiar with Accor Hotels which cover iBis, Novotel, Sofitel and many more, they have a membership system where you can earn points whenever you stay in one of the Accor Hotels and they add up to earn you a free stay at one of their hotels, I think this is amazing!



Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. Some links in this post may be affiliate links, which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through the links placed on my blog. This does not affect you as the consumer OR the price of the product.
I am obsessed with home-ware and interiors and I have been for as long as I remember. I always used to want to change my room around, change the theme and get new ornaments to display around my room and my love for this has never dissipated, in fact it's definitely excelled... I dream about the day that I finally purchase my first house and I'm able to decorate it however I want to. I've done a little post similar to these sometime last year but I wanted to give you a little update as I've been been really loving making my room very cosy, especially at night where I can dim my lights and put on my fairy lights with a cup of tea.



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MY BEDROOM DETAILS

I am obsessed with home-ware and interiors and I have been for as long as I remember. I always used to want to change my room around, change the theme and get new ornaments to display around my room and my love for this has never dissipated, in fact it's definitely excelled... I dream about the day that I finally purchase my first house and I'm able to decorate it however I want to. I've done a little post similar to these sometime last year but I wanted to give you a little update as I've been been really loving making my room very cosy, especially at night where I can dim my lights and put on my fairy lights with a cup of tea.



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Happy Sunday everyone! I was extremely lucky to be invited to be one of the first people to visit the new Kitty Cafe which has opened up in Birmingham before anyone else! I was kindly invited to one of their events a few days before the opening date for the new Kitty Cafe and I was honestly so gobsmacked when I got invited, I couldn't turn down the offer. If you're unfamiliar to the Kitty Cafe brand, they are dedicated to re-homing cats to bring them lots of happiness and bring them to full health. You're able to go and mingle with the cats, whilst enjoying their exclusive menu with lots of drinks and food on offer. There are many moments throughout my blogging journey where I've had to step back and think "wow, this is crazy" and this is definitely one of them, I was so honored to be invited to have a look around the new Kitty Cafe, which is located in Grand Central in Birmingham and I can't wait to share the pictures with you. If you're a lover of cats then this is the place for you and I urge you to go! You can find all details about the Cafe and how to book a table here.

INSIDE BIRMINGHAM'S NEW KITTY CAFE

Happy Sunday everyone! I was extremely lucky to be invited to be one of the first people to visit the new Kitty Cafe which has opened up in Birmingham before anyone else! I was kindly invited to one of their events a few days before the opening date for the new Kitty Cafe and I was honestly so gobsmacked when I got invited, I couldn't turn down the offer. If you're unfamiliar to the Kitty Cafe brand, they are dedicated to re-homing cats to bring them lots of happiness and bring them to full health. You're able to go and mingle with the cats, whilst enjoying their exclusive menu with lots of drinks and food on offer. There are many moments throughout my blogging journey where I've had to step back and think "wow, this is crazy" and this is definitely one of them, I was so honored to be invited to have a look around the new Kitty Cafe, which is located in Grand Central in Birmingham and I can't wait to share the pictures with you. If you're a lover of cats then this is the place for you and I urge you to go! You can find all details about the Cafe and how to book a table here.

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