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The Queen of Easter Egg Hunts

It’s a little known secret, but Pete’s favourite holiday is actully Easter. He tells me it’s because it’s the first real indication that winter has truly buggered off, but I think it’s mainly because it not only justifies but, celebrates an insane amount of hot cross bun devouring.

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As we’ve been away in Dubai for the last two Easters we thought we should do something a bit more special and fun this year. And for us there was only one event for it….  Easter Sunday at Musselburgh Racecourse. It’ll be the first time I’ve been to the races and I am beyond excited to go! Who knows maybe this will be the start of a new Easter weekend tradition.

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As one of the biggest social events of the Easter weekend, this year the five-star visitor attraction has added family entertainments and free entry for children to its hotly anticipated line up.

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There’s going to be a Kids Zone which will cater for little ones of all ages, and will feature a variety of fun fair rides, all completely free. Top quality racing featuring the £100,000 Queen’s Cup, live music, fairground rides, yummy food and drinks, face painting, game stalls, and an Easter Egg hunt too…..there is something for everyone.  With the Easter Bunny making an appearance it’s truly not an event anyone should to miss out on.

Did I mention that kids go free???

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There are various amazing packages available to indulge your tastebuds, but for those wanting to experience the races in true style there’s the Pommery Pop Package which along with general admission and a race programme includes a 200ml bottle of Pommery Pop champagne! If I didn’t have the little one with me I know which package I’d be fully embracing.

Now what am I going to wear?! ❤

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Buy your tickets now

#horsearound   #horsingaround

Joy

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Get Your Toes Out

 

Ladies...Its time to get your toes ready!

I must admit that I don’t always show my feet the attention or care they undoubtedly deserve. This week I am promising myself to sort this out so they are ready for flashing in a pair of these chic sandals.

See below for my favourites on offer right now.  These beauties can be dressed up with a floaty dress or down with your trusty denims for the most perfect spring/summer effortless style.

Your only dilemma is going to be chosing which pair(s) to snatch up! My ultimate favourites are the Zara woven flats and the raffia sliders from Urban Outfitters.

Click on the links below to head straight over to purchase! ❤

Anthropologie Gingham Heeled Sandals

Zara – Woven Flat Sandal

 

H&M – Beige Sliders

Boohoo – Zoe Black Leather Lace Ups

ASOS – Kantur Clay Suede and Raffia Sandals

Anthropologie – Hudson Black Suede Calia Ankle Tie Sandal

Urban Outfitters – Dolce Vita Raffia Slider

Edinburgh’s Most Stylish Weekend

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Life & Style Edinburgh is back!!

After being completely sold out last year The Life and Style Edinburgh is back and is taking over the stunningly beautiful Royal Society of Edinburgh on George Street.

What better way to spend the May bank holiday weekend then being fully immersed in a whole host of VIP activities including the much-loved fashion show, trend talks, express beauty treatments and workshops, as well as gaining access to exclusive discounts and one-off masterclasses, sharing expert advice on fashion, health and beauty, interior design, food and drink and much more.

Why not bag yourself  a couple of tickets so you can treat your bestie/mum to an express beauty treatment in the pop-up beauty hall, including a choice of mini makeovers, manicures or massages, along with an Edinburgh Gin cocktail on arrival, an exclusive offers booklet and goody bag.

Who’s going be there?

Lynne McCrossan, Scottish Fashion Designer

Jason Collier, Marie Claire’s Best Hair Stylist of the Year 2018. Hair Stylist to Sienna Miller and Victoria Beckham … I’ll be paying close attention as my hair is resembling a lion at the moment.

Charlotte Connoley, former supermodel and celebrity skin care expert will be sharing all her skin care secrets. Meghan Markle and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can thank her for keeping their skin fresh and youthful.

Sara Hill, award-winning Scottish MUA, will be talking the latest trends and performing a beauty masterclass.

……Alongside this, guests will have the chance to attend one of the many themed workshops or expert talks occurring, including floristry with Snapdragon, calligraphy with Laila Lettering, tea tastings with The East India Company, and lots more. Plus, there’ll be cocktail classes from Badger & Co and Element.

Event Info

-Edinburgh Life & Style will be from 10am-6pm on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018, doors open from 9.30am.

Tickets are £10,  www.edinlifestyle.co.uk   -Hurry, first 500 customers receiving an exclusive goodie bag!

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, EH2 2PQ.

-Follow Instagram too for up-to-date info and offers: @edin_events #MyEdinLifestyle2018

Joy xx

Spring into Stripes

Hello my lovelies,

Hope you all had an indulgent Easter with plenty of chocolate, hot cross buns and special moments with family and friends. We had a quiet Easter weekend

 

as Poppy and I were suffering from the cold and the yucky weather outside wasn’t exactly inviting so we had to cancel our plans and stay wrapped up close together.

Anyway…..

Spring doesn’t have to be just for florals. Although it feels far from spring outside just yet, that’s no excuse to not update my wardrobe with some new pieces.  (Love a double negative 😉 )

I’ll be adding some fresh stripes into my wardrobe to brighten up my daily uniform. The rainbow  sweater from Pull and Bear is in my basket at this very moment! It’s so cute I cant wait to wear it. Whether you opt for a chunky knit or a sleek check blazer with side stripes, you can’t go wrong with a stripe injection this spring.

 

Click on the descriptions for direct links 🙂

What are you adding to your wardrobe this Spring?

Joy xxx

Valentine’s Gift Inspiration

Single, dating or married, there really are no rules against showing yourself some love this Valentine’s day. I’ve put together a little something to show you whats on my wish-list this year.

Whether you’re spending this special day with your other half or with your best girlfriends, keep the feeling of passion and love with an injection of blush pinks, fushia and red into your wardrobe.

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?

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Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose Champagne

Something White Watch – Swatch

Miu Miu Leau Rosee Eau De Toilette 100ml

Balenciaga Scarf

Snake Lace Triangle Bra – Les Girls Les Boys

Snake Lace Briefs – Les Girls Les Boys

Notebook – Papier

Love Necklace – Oasis

Arch Hoops – Wolf and Moon

True Violet Dress – Asos

Essie – Knee High Life

Essie – Mixtaupe

Red Patent Mini – H&M

Bow Mules – Mango

Joy

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Natural Beauty

It doesn’t take a long visit to my Instagram page to know I’m a hugely loyal to Liz Earle.

In December I decided to add to my collection and they have, and continue to be, worth every penny. Liz Earle definitely isn’t a budget brand, but a little goes a very long way.

Turning 30 I noticed my skin changed considerably and then after a baby even more so. Full disclosure…I’ve never had wonderful skin; I actually suffered quite badly with acne well into my early 20s. I was really hard on my skin when I was in high school, thinking the more I washed my face the better. I would use the most drying abrasive products just to try and keep my oily skin at bay. I never even thought about using a moisturiser. I’m now seeing the damage in my skin that I caused back then. God, if I could tell my teenage self one thing it would be to keep my hands away from my face, oh and to leave my eyebrows the hell alone!

Looking after your skin is no important and it’s something I will pass down to Poppy as she grows up.

  • Brightening Treatment Mask – Used three times a week as part of my morning skincare routine and it wakes my skin right up leaving it all dewy glow.
  • Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion – Soak two cotton pads with this lotion and lay your head back on the sofa for 10 minutes. A very welcome treat after a long day at work or with baby.

  • Superskin Eye Cream – Two pumps make my late nights with Poppy that little bit less obvious. This eye cream definitely works and the delicate pomegranate scent left behind is gorgeous.
  • Superskin Moisturiser – By far the best moisturiser I have ever used. This luxurious cream has sorted my winter skin right out and I just pray Liz Earle never ever stop making this moisturiser!

Clink in the links and try these wonder products out for yourself.

Are you a Liz Earle fan too? Leave me a comment and tell me what your experience has been.

Joy xx

The Best Winter Coats To Keep You Snug and Stylish This Season & all under £85

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It’s been one of the coldest weeks here in Scotland that I thought I’d put together my edit of the most stylish yet affordable coats to keep you snuggly and warm this festive season.

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Miss Selfridge – Currently on sale for £42.00

 

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Zara – Currently on sale for £79.99

 

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Pretty Little Thing – Currently on sale for £60

 

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Topshop – Currently on sale for £55

 

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Pretty Little Thing – Currently on sale for £65

 

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Primark – Currently on sale for £40

 

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Topshop – Currently on sale for £75

 

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Boohoo – Currently on sale for £45

 

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Primark – Currently on sale for £20

 

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Miss Selfridge – Currently on sale for £59

 

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Pretty Little Thing – Currently on sale for £50

 

Stay warm this winter and remember to never let the chilly weather dampen your style.

Joy xx

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10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Christmas Sweater on Amazon

Hurry before it’s too late to snap up one of these absolute crackers (ho ho ho!) before Christmas.

I know which one I’ll be wearing on Christmas day, do you?

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Tesco Value Christmas Sweater

 

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Dachsund Christmas Sweater

 

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Snowman Sweater Dress

 

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Knitted Merry Christmas Sweater

 

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North Pole Reindeer Sweater

 

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Jon Snow Christmas Sweater

 

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Santa Baby Sweater Dress

 

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If Found Return To The Pub

 

Now, go grab yourself a box of mince pies, glass (bottle….who ya kiddin’) of wine and whack on Miracle on 34th Street!

Joy xx

My Must Have Christmas Tree Decorations

Christmas is now only 10 days away and I couldn’t be more excited! Who has all their presents bought and wrapped? We’ll done…I’m still steadily working my way through Amazon.

What I do have finished though is my Christmas tree! Its become a tradition now for me to make roasted citrus slices to decorate our tree so I thought I’d share with you how I make them.

What you need:

  • 3 large oranges and 2 red grapefruit
  • Sharp knife
  • Preheated oven set at 100 degrees
  • String/Ribbon
  • Scissors

Cut oranges and grapefruit into roughly 1cm thick slices and dab with kitchen roll to remove excess moisture place straight onto the oven rack or these oven chip trays as you can see below.

Bake for approx 4 hours with the oven door ajar flipping every so often to keep from burning.

Once wrinkled remove and put to the side to cool down.

Once cooled pierce a small hole with scissors and string up. I used wrapping string as I love the rustic feel it gives.

Decorate your tree and then stand back and admire.

The smell of a real Christmas real combined with the sharp scent of citrus is heavenly and gives off such a warming vibe.

Hope you like them 🖤

Joy xx

12 days of Christmas

I honestly can’t believe Christmas is only a month away!

If your struggling for some gift ideas for the special people in your life check out my gift guide below.

Or, you know, if you want to leave a ‘subtle’ hint to anyone then just leave your laptop open on this post and you can thank me later 😍.

 

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Hunter Navy Refined Wellies here

Liz Earle Hey Brights Eyes here

Bauble Bar Red Tassel Earrings here

Rayban Black Frame Round Double Bridge here

Asos Penguin Slippers here

Urban Outfitters Black Wool beret here

Tony Moly Red Wine Sheet Mask here

Missguided Lilac Faux Fur Scarf here

DH Jewellers Blossom Pendant here

Jo Malone Green Almond & Redcurrent Cologne here

Fleur Du Mal Velvet Triangle Bra here

Essie Nail Polish Advent Calender here

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