5 Must Try D.I.Y Valentines Day Gifts!

It’s the week of Love (and also pancakes) which means it’s that time of year to find the perfect gift that says ‘I Love you.’

I lurrrvvee Love but I’m not the biggest fan of Valentines day, I’d personally rather go out on a date and be showered with gifts when my calendar doesn’t tell me too and restaurants aren’t over charging. That being said valentines day gifts don’t need to break the bank so here is my top 5 gift ideas that are sure to make your partner love you just that little bit more.

Please note: These are all things I have either been given as gifts or received, so I know what Im talking about!


The gift that just keeps on giving. All you need is a jar and some paper. Write some cute date ideas down and then throughout the year you can pick one out and off you go. They can range from romantic to adventurous whatever floats your boat.


Whilst I’m on boats, another great gift idea is a message in a bottle. Once again all you need is an empty bottle and some paper. Write down your favourite Love quote, 10 things you love about your partner or just simply I love you. Tie it with a ribbon and you may just get lucky.


Deck_of_Love_CardsTalking of luck, how about a deck of cards made into a book with all the reason you love your boyfriend/girlfriend. I have actually received this gift before and believe me its EPIC! All you need is some ring binders or key rings, a full deck of cards and some paper (apparently I love a paper gift). On each card you write down a reason you love that person. Cute I know.


I ran out of ways to link my ideas! You can never go wrong with a scrapbook and its also fun for you to make, so really everyone wins. All you need is a book, lots of photos, a pen and maybe some glitter. Its always nice to reminisce on the memories you have made and laugh at your old selves. Lets be honest who doesn’t LOVE a scrapbook.

i-polaroid-string-photo-frame-multi5. A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Polaroids and Instagram are all the rage these day so why not combine the two for the perfect Cupids day gift. Print out some of your fave insta snaps with you and your beau and create a picture perfect frame. All you need is a string photo frame (available here) and your snaps. Then hang it on your wall to show the world how lucky you are to have found each other.

“You don’t need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely.”

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January Diaries – My 2017 Faves

How fast did 2017 go? I only hope this year slows down just a little because I’m getting older and I am NOT a fan of it. My 2018 promise was to dedicate more time to my blog however I spent the whole of January in LA and just didn’t have time, so starting now this is my priority.

But first here are some of my 2017 highlights..

.Favourite Holiday.

Well Im cheating slightly as my favourite holiday was to Croatia! Except it wasn’t actually a holiday it was work, but if being surrounded by the most amazing people on the beautiful island of Vis is work then sign me up any day!

.Favourite Job.

This year I was lucky enough to work on 3 films. Murder on the Orient Express which is out already and 2 that will be out in the next two years. I guess nothing can really compete with that. Here is some pics of my time on set for MOTOE!

.Favourite Gift.

Easy! For christmas I received a special edition book ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ which included beautiful photographs from the set. Although I’m not in any of the photos it’s such a lovely keepsake and reminder of the wonderful time I had.

.Favourite Song.

‘The Greatest Show’ from The Greatest Showman soundtrack! Actually the whole album is just incredible.

.Favourite Outfit.

Dress: Self Portrait          Shoes: Topshop          Bag: ASOS

.Favourite YouTube Video I Have Done.

Click here to watch


.Favourite YouTube Video.

I know it’s not Christmas anymore but YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS!!!! I was lucky to work on the costumes and set design and I’m so proud of what the boys achieved. It will definitely get you in the Christmas Spirit.

Click here to be entertained!

.Favourite TV Show.

Well its the last time I can say this so it has to be Pretty Little Liars. I wasn’t blown away by the ending but I have loved it since the beginning and I will miss watching it every week. Im also so glad Spoiler and Spoiler ended up together.

.Favourite Memory.

This has to be being on set, dancing on a boat in the middle of the sea with a helicopter flying over us. This might sound strange but it was honestly the most fun Ive had in years. (Thats probably quite sad). Check it out in the trailer below, see if you can spot me (Heres a hint 2:20)

Watch the Trailer Now

.Favourite Quote.

‘Whoever is trying to bring you DOWN, is already BELOW you’


6 things all shops need to STOP doing!

I love shopping more than the average person. This has been the case since birth, my mum is a huge shopaholic and has most definitely passed down that obsession to me. Over my years of shopping I have noticed many mistakes shops seem to make time after time and I think if only these problems could be fixed my experience would be even better. So here is my main 6 issues I find when shopping.

Same! Same! Same! but different?

Imagine this, you go in the shop and you find the perfect summer dress. Two weeks later you go into the same shop and see that same dress but in a different colour. You may even be tempted to buy it, after all it fit you great, you had so many compliments on it, why not? Then 3 months later when Winter is on its way in you see that same dress but this time in a darker shade. This is my shopping experience every single year. Sometimes Ive found the same item has made a comeback two years later. Here’s a suggestion how about just coming up with a completely new design as surely nobody wants the same thing in seven different colours. It takes the fun out of shopping for new things.

Where for art thou size?

One of my biggest pet peeves when shopping is when the english size is not the first one on the tag. It’s up there with when the right size is not on the coat hanger (but I can’t always blame the shops for that). There is nothing worse than getting all the way to the changing room to find you haven’t got a size 8 intact you have an American size 8 which is a UK 12. It’s fair to say its not going to fit so then I either have to go find my size or wait until somebody brings it to me. I understand some shops are European based and this why but surely it can’t cost that much money to change the tag over?

But I’m a shopaholic….

Talking of dressing rooms, the main problem I find when shopping, is the maximum number of clothes I can take into the changing room is six or lower. Ten would be an appropriate number or better yet don’t have a max. Topshop has improved this over the years so I think its time for others to follow suit. Lets be honest there really is nothing worse than having to keep coming out and swapping you’re clothes and in the end its a win for everyone as I will end up buying more clothes and the shop gets more of my money.

A Picture is worth a thousand words…

I love walking in the shops and seeing all the model shots on the wall and looking at what clothes are due in for the current season. However I find most of the time the dress that you love and just have to have never ends up coming in store or if it does, it doesn’t actually look like what it did on the model, its made from a cheaper material and doesn’t quite have the same detail. What’s the point? If you have made me need a dress for 3 months at least bring it in store exactly how it appears.

Photoshop be gone!

Talking of photographs why do online stores photoshop there clothes so much. I understand they want to use the best lighting to make the outfit look its best but whats the point if when I buy it, its not even the same colour. There has been so many times Ive seen something online and it says red, and it looks orange on the photograph so I buy it thinking it will be a an orangey red only to receive it and it be a dark red. Or Vice versa it  looks and says it cream yet when it arrives its bright white. Note to stores over photoshopping doesn’t help anybody.

Sometimes you can have too much Prosecco!

I realise that over the last couple of years Prosecco has become very popular however that does not mean I need it to be on everything I buy. From cards to cosmetic bags to T-shirts, even pencil cases! FYI most people using a pencil case aren’t even old enough to drink Prosecco. It needs to stop, lets leave Prosecco in the bars and designers to give me a more fabulous outfit to wear so I have more of an excuse to go out an drink Prosecco. can I get a cheers to that?


Get Out: Review

Rating: ★★

 Best bits: From Start to Finish
 Worst bits: The casting of Caleb Landry Jones as Jeremy Armitage
Watch the Trailer Here!
I was lucky enough to see an advanced screening of ‘Get Out’ thanks to movie geeks UK.
I have to say my review might be slightly bias as the atmosphere in the screening was amazing and I’m not convinced you will get that same reaction in a normal cinema.
I was super excited to see this film after watching the trailer, if I’m honest its the best trailer I’ve seen in a long time. However it did leave me with a feeling of what is this? Is it a horror? is it a comedy? After researching I realised it was a dark comedy so take that how you will no spoilers here.
For once I actually struggled with what was the worst part so this time I had to go with casting. Its not that CLJ was bad, I just could of done without him in it. Well actually his character definitely had to be in it he just didn’t need to play him. He’s not an actor I’ve seen before but there was just something that annoyed me about him. As you can probably tell I’m really stretching for a worst part.
The film is perfectly jumpy even making the grown men next me throw their popcorn in the air and thats all you really need from a horror. The storyline is very consistent and doesn’t lag in any parts which is great. I feel there is not much I can say about the film without spoiling anything all I will say is GO AND SEE IT! You will not be disappointed.
In cinemas 17th March 2017 (That’s today)

5 Hacks For A Shopaholic

I am a 26 year old shopaholic who doesn’t believe in wearing the same thing twice. I live in London in a 2 bed flat that I share with my friend and my boyfriend, who almost has as many clothes as I do. Needless to say having storage space is not a luxury I have. My bedroom is essentially a walk in wardrobe with a bed in the middle.

So here are a few helpful hacks to making the most of your space or lack of. Trust me I’m qualified.

1. A Bed is NOT just for sleeping!

I recommend buying a bed with either drawers attached or one that is high enough to fit boxes underneath.  A divan bed is just not suitable for a dedicated slave to fashion. If it’s too late and you have already bought a bed, my thoughts are with you but you should of found me sooner.

2.  SHOES are a girls Best Friend!

If you are lucky enough to own a pair or more, of expensive designer shoes I understand you want to keep the box and rightly so. They cost more than a pet they and they deserve to be treated properly. But for all your everyday shoes it’s time to ditch the boxes. There are some great shoe storage options available. I recommend for your casual flat shoes (eww) and trainers purchasing an over the door holder, not the racks they are terrible and will fall apart but the ones with pockets are great. Then for your heels you can get these great boxes that are clear so you can see which shoes are in them, they also feature sliding drawers so you don’t have to move everything just to get to the bottom pair.

3. Change with the Seasons

Just imagine, it’s spring/summer. Likelihood is you are not going to wear a thick jumper (if living in the U.K. Leave one out as a precaution). So pick out the A/W looks you won’t be wearing and sort through them. If they are just a basic shirt which you probably won’t wear again because you will buy something similar next year in a different colour, put it in a bin bag. However if it is something that maybe costs a bit more money, is Unique or looks timeless put it in a box and store them under your bed. Then when it’s time to change the seasons you repeat the whole process again.

4. Sell! Sell! Sell!

But what about the clothes in the bin bag I hear you ask? Well one option is to throw them away but that just doesn’t seem right. The best thing to do is either take them to a charity shop or if you want a bit of money for them but it’s not worth the hassle of setting up an eBay post,  there are plenty of companies that will buy your items and pay roughly 50/60p per kilo. It’s not a lot however if you have a lot of bags it does start to add up. Some of them even take shoes and bedding. When it comes to the more expensive outfits or maybe evening dresses I suggest Once a year taking a look at what you have, ask yourself am I going to wear this again? Is this a timeless look? If the answer is no.. sell it! eBay! Depop! Instagram!

5. Love or Louboutins?

To all serious fashionistas try to avoid living with a significant other until you can afford an apartment with a Carrie Bradshaw style wardrobe.

carrie's wardrobe

I know having a minimalistic room or house is the dream but if you are shopping obsessed, sacrifices have to be made. So try taking it as a positive and a push you need to work harder. The more money you make the quicker you will get to a walk in wardrobe oh and of course that much needed pair of Louboutins.

Assassin’s Creed: Review

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

 Best bits: The Action Scenes
 Worst bits: The Storyline..or lack of
Click Here for the Trailer
I went in to this movie with quite high expectations. The trailer looked great and my boyfriend is a big fan of the game. 
I feel like now is good time to point out my boyfriend LOVES comic books n LOVE LOVE LOVES superhero films and he has made me a bit of a CBG (Comic Book Geek). When we come out of those films I beg him to give me the back story because I just want to know EVERYTHING. However with this film when he started to explain I realised right there and then how little I actually cared.
I can’t remember the last time I watched a film and genuinely didn’t understand the story or the characters..(I’d like to point out Inception was very easy to understand for me)..So for me to not get this film didn’t really make any sense. I felt like instead of spelling things out for the audience they did a more ‘nudge nudge wink wink’ aimed at the players of the game but that made no sense to me. They also skimmed over so many points that you would think were important. 
Overall I was very upset with this movie as I went in with quite high expectations. Im sad this was the first movie I saw in 2017. The saving grace was defiantley the fight scenes and look of the film. Also the COSTUMES were INSANE. Defo know who I’m going to be for Comic Con This Year!

My Faves Of 2016



Well..Well..Well 2016 what a year you have been..I’m sad to see you go but I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for me. To celebrate the new year I thought I’d take a look back at 12 of my FAVE things from 2016..just so 2017 knows what its got to compete with.

.Favourite Holiday.

img_3366Thats a hard one I don’t think I’ve been away this year .. mmm..oh yes I had two holidays but my fave has to be our little anniversary trip to Brussels it was only a day but it was PERFECTION!.Favourite Film.
Ok so, I think its been out a while but I only recently watched ”Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” so inspiring about such a humble TALENTED Man..Its on Netflix now WATCH IT! Although thats a documentary not actually a film so my answer is…..Spotlight.

.Favourite Job.img_4589

OMG its so hard to choose one..can I have two? Oh yea I make the rules
1. Performing with Little mix at The Brit Awards. The Performance was Incredible, they are great girls to work for and the Make-Up we had was IMMENSE.
2. Being back on a West End Stage in ‘The Entertainer’ stepping out of my comfort zone a little and performing in a play was great. The People I got to work alongside though is definitely the reason its in my Top 12.

.Favourite Gift.

OH I have been spoilt this year..this is a hard one…Off Glen (My BF) My Xmas to see Harry Potter in Concert with the Philharmonica Orchestra and off my Mum a jumper she got printed for me.

.Favourite Song.

NO – Meghan Trainor.. Gave me major Destiny’s Child vibes!

.Favourite Outfit.

Dress: Self Portrait, Shoes: Office, Hat: John Lewis

.Favourite YouTube Video I Have Done.

.Favourite Youtube Video.

.Favourite TV Show.

Ok so every year I watch a show that old that I never watched in its HEYDAY this year I watched 3.. Buffy The Vampire Slayer,  Angel and Gilmore Girls Im officially obsessed with them ALL and gutted it took me so long to watch them. New Tv Shows my fave this year would have to be…Pretty Little Liars..GUTTED Its ending.

.Favourite Memory.

img_2130Watching 3 of my favourite girlies get married this year and being just a small part of their special days. It also meant I got to spend time with them all which happens so rarely these days. I Love Love.

.Favourite Quote.

”Forever is a long, long time and time has a way of changing things” – Walt Disney