Dr PawPaw Original Balm Review

The Dr PawPaw original balm is a multi-purpose soothing balm with natural pawpaw, aimed to be used for lips, skin, hair, beauty finishing, cuticles and nails, whilst being fragrance-free.

I had seen this bright yellow tube splashed about everywhere with everyone raving about it, so when Dr PawPaw kindly offered to send me over my own tube to try out, I was majorly excited to give it a go!

Dr PawPaw Original Balm Review

Dr Paw Paw balm provides relief for dry, irritated skin, moisturises lips, nails and cuticles. soothes dry cracked skin such as hands, heels and elbows. Use for adding finishing touches to hair and smoothing brows. Helps with insect bites and minor abrasions.

Ingredients: Petrolatum, Olea Europaea (olive), fruit oil, Carica papaya fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice

When I first tried to use it and squeeze the product from the tube, I was surprised at how thick the consistency is. However, the formula of the balm is super soft and as soon as you apply it, it instantly melts down, applying like a dream and absorbing without any greasy residue. I've never tried a balm with a thick consistency like this before, but, this is great because it means the thicker the product, the less amount of product you're using which aka means the further it goes, so you're getting more product, yay!

Youtubers/Bloggers Made Me Buy It

I'm a complete victim for getting sucked into the youtube and blogging world when it comes to buying beauty products. It can be a dangerous habit, one-minute you're sat watching a four-minute makeup look and bam the next thing you know you've got yourself a twenty-four item list stored in your phone notes of the makeup items you've managed to convince yourself you need in your life.

Youtubers/Bloggers Made Me Buy It

When I look at my makeup collection, 95% of the items I own, I purchased after either reading a blog review, watching every other youtuber rave and preach it, or seeing it splashed all over Instagram. But, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this in a negative way, as this is the way I like to purchase products. It's always a great advantage to be able to see other people's recommendations online, along with their thoughts on how they got on with them, if they don't, what they look like, how they last and blah blah blah. I can't remember the last time I went into Boots or John Lewis and purchased something randomly, out of the blue. Anyway, enough of the rambling intro, I've put together a few makeup products I own which I think have received some major hype within the youtube and blogging world and have given the low down on my thoughts.

Ok, so I have no doubt that you've heard of this little beauty. It's safe to say it's one of MAC's most famous and popular items, which it has every right to be! It's almost shameful to admit that I can comment on peoples highlighter and work out whether it's soft and gentle. It's a fab natural looking highlighter which looks stunning on all skin colours. It really does give you a beautiful healthy glow without looking like a disco ball. You get a lot for your buck and I'm pretty sure I'll never run out of this

The Nars Sheer Glow Foundation had been on my list for a looong time, I'm talking a good four years after seeing Tanya Burr use it and seeing how flawless and glowy she looked! After running out of foundation a few months back, I managed to pick one up since I now live near a Space NK, sos. I am truly gutted with how much I don't understand the rave of this foundation, perhaps it's just down to my own skin type but personally, I've found this to be particularly drying which causes it to cake in places. It's rather runny and the pump is also a majorly annoying factor since you have to purchase the pump separately and then the lid doesn't fit on the pump? aka no good for travelling. Personally, for me, I feel it's such a waste and I won't be repurchasing it.

Nars - Laguna Bronzer

Laguna; Nars' cult classic bronzer. There was once a time when you could not watch a makeup tutorial or beauty video without seeing this pop-up, so obviously, that meant I needed it in my life. This lived up to my expectations! It was one of the first bronzers I owned and before owning it in its single pan, I had the Nars issist palette and once I had run out, I needed it back in my life. It's a beautiful warm bronzer with a subtle hint of shimmer which is perfect for the summer months when you're more tanned! I do find it harder to wear in the winter when I'm majorly pale, sigh. However, I wear it anyway because I love it that much, oops.

Three Favourites From Nip + Fab

Three Favourites From Nip + Fab

Now, I'm a sucker when it comes to skincare products as I'm always wanting to try new products, hoping they'll be miracle workers. I recently discovered Nip + Fab as a skincare brand, they have a huge range of skincare products which address different skin concerns and I thought I would write about three of my favourite Nip + Fab products. 

Nip + Fab - Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Shot 
Nip + Fab Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Shot review

First off, let's talk about the packaging of this one as it's probably my favorite. I love the glass coral bottle paired with the silver lid as this gives the product a more luxurious feel. It consists of a dropper which is super easy for application, especially in terms of getting the right amount of product. It claims to be an intense moisture concentrate which works deeply to hydrate thirsty and dry skin for a plumper finish. The term "Dragon's Blood" is actually sap found in Croton Lechleri Tree in the Amazon which works to protect and heal the skin. It also includes Hyaluronic Acid which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Now, that was educational. I've never tried a serum like this before as it's more on the watery, gel like consistency side. You're advised to use this two ways by either; mixing one or two drops in with your normal day/night moisturiser or to simply apply it to your skin on its own as an overnight concentrate. I defiantly prefer using this one on its own overnight, as when I've mixed it, I've never noticed any difference with my normal moisturiser. I tend to alternate each evening between using this solely on its own or using just a moisturizer, and as you can see, since I'm half way through, I've been loving it. The serum itself does have a strong medicinal smell to it which, if you're not into strong scents this may not be for you but I don't mind the smell at all and I've found after about a minute or two on my skin the smell tends to linger off.  I have really felt that this serum has given my skin a beneficial boost and I will continue to love using it.

Nip + Fab - Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads Review

A Peak Into My Pinterest: What I'm Obsessing Over

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning - Gloria Steinem

Ok, so it's taken me a little while to learn the ropes of Pinterest and there's no denying the fact I still don't know exactly what I'm doing, shameful I know. Nevertheless, I've found myself constantly opening up the app and scrolling through the never ending inspiration and pinning until my heart's content. Today I thought I would share my love for this search engine and a peek into some of my favorite pins from my boards.

Future Home

I've always had a huge love for interior design, name a home or some sort of interior design based TV show and I've watched every episode. Sometimes I wish I had gone down the interior design route opposed to my current Uni course, but I guess we'll just see where life takes me. But for now, I am lusting away over the dozens of interior inspiration photos on Pinterest. I love feature walls with framed photos, opposed to wallpaper as I think they're so much more eye catching and a lot more personal. As you can see from this snippet of my board, I'm digging minimalistic colour schemes. Grey and pink are on trend at the moment and I'm loving it. I'm also loving the pop of colours added by velvet sofas as it looks so chic. Here's to hoping that one day I'll get to design my own house where I'll have a walk in wardrobe and cinema room like these.

Words To Live By

Sass, sarcasm, and inspiration. Probably, my favorite board, I've created so far. I adore cute witty quotes and I love scrolling through my board when I need a pick me up. I really want to frame some of these for a cute picture wall as I find them really uplifting.


Soap and Glory Sheet Masks Review

Soap and Glory are one of my favourite skincare and beauty brands and when I found out they had brought out a new line of face masks, I headed straight to Boots, literally. To my despair, a lot of other Soap and Glory lovers had beat me to it and the shelves were pretty empty so I only managed to try out the two sheet masks from the range, but it's safe to say they did not disappoint. 

Soap and Glory Sheet Masks Review

Right, onto the review... 

The Fab Pore Refining Sheet Mask

I'd never tried sheet masks before trying this one so at first, I didn't really know what to expect. I was pretty shocked when I ripped the packet open to discover how soaked the mask truly was. I was expecting it to only have product on one side, but this wasn't the case. I unfolded the mask, or shall I say tackled the wallpaper paste and placed it over my face as directed on the back of the packet, thank goodness for instructions.

The mask itself includes; hinoki cypress leaf essential oil, gotu kola extract, white willow bark, lavender, chamomile flower, tea tree and mint leaf extracts. Once applied, I felt it working straight away. Due to its ingredients, the mask has extremely cooling proprieties which felt so refreshing on my skin. You're instructed to leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, however, I left it on for about 20-25 minutes, purely because I couldn't stop looking at how ridiculous I looked. How do people manage to take cute selfies whilst using sheet masks? I looked like a paper mache project gone wrong.

Once removed, the redness of my skin has reduced and my skin was majorly soft. I will admit, when it say it's cooling, I could not have left this on any longer as my face had almost started to go numb. Overall, I did enjoy pampering myself with this mask and I would purchase it again. I can't say I noticed any difference in my pores like it says on the packet, cries. But, I did have a horrible spot come up on my forehead before using the mask and afterwards the redness had reduced dramatically so it must be doing something right, yay.

The Bright and Beautiful Radiance Boosting Sheet Mask

This was definitely my favourite of the two! Ingredients included within the mask are; vitamin C, white flower brightening complex, rooibos tea extract, gotu kola extract and flatterspheres radiance boosters to help illuminate and brighten the skin. The first thing you're hit with when opening up the mask is the pleasant citrus smell of all the ingredients, honestly, it smells divine! The mask worked like an absolute treat, and I was surprised to how true it lives up to its claims on the packet. It really did soothe and brighten my skin whilst making it super soft and I will definitely be re-purchasing this one! Yay for another gem from Soap & Glory!

Living With An Invisible Illness: M.E / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Is getting tired without doing anything considered a talent? Oh, how I wish that was a joke.

Living With An Invisible Illness: M.E / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This blog post has been a particularly hard one for me to get stuck into and write, which is exactly why I feel the need to stick at it and type away. It's something I've been wanting to blog about for some time now after being heavily inspired by others online. It's a topic I've always hated talking about, let alone telling other people that I suffer with it. I've always worried about people judging me and not understanding so I tend to keep it to myself as best as I can, however, I've realised this is something I need to change, not only within myself but in the hope to help others as I wish there was more awareness around the topic.

Today I'm talking about an invisible, chronic illness which is; Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Yep, that is a legitimate illness and I bet you didn't try to pronounce that one in your head since it sounds familiar to supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Even for someone who has been diagnosed for a good six years now, I still had to google the diagnosis name and spelling. But, in simpler terms, it's referred to as M.E and it's also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).  So, if you're not familiar with these diagnosis names at this stage, frankly I don't blame you because when I was first in the hospital and was diagnosed, I didn't have a clue what this meant, or what the heck it stood for. Honestly, I thought my doctor was speaking some form of Spanish to me. 

So what is M.E?

This is one of the most dreaded questions I get asked too often, which honestly, my response mechanism is to start off laughing followed by the question; how long have you got? When in reality my body is internally crying. Ok, so I'm sure we've all done it, we've plugged in our battery dead phone to charge up over night before going to bed, only to wake up and realise we didn't flick the switch on, or we didn't plug it in properly and instead of seeing that green 100% battery, we're slapped in the face with a 8% charge. This is what it's like waking up with M.E, you're never fully charged. But, it doesn't matter how many times you plug it in to charge, because you have a faulty battery and your phone is broken, buddy you're screwed. 

What are the symptoms?

Discovering my favourite nail varnish: Barry M Molten Metal Holographic Lights Nail Paint

When it comes to nail varnish, I'm a bit of a plain Jane. Once I've found a colour I like, it's normally all I wear. Which nine times out of ten is some shade of red, but this Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint in 'Holographic Lights' may just be my game changer. 

Now, I realise I'm a tad late on the Molten Metal collection bandwagon since they were released back in May, but I thought I would still share my love of this one particular shade as it deserves all the hype.

Barry M Molten Metal Holographic Lights Nail Paint Review

Now, look at that sparkle! 

Holographic Light's is exactly what it says it is! It's a shimmering holographic silver that dazzles every colour of the rainbow, especially in the sun! I tried to photograph the nail varnish in both natural light, inside and out and it honestly doesn't do the colour justice in the slightest! 

My M.A.C Lipstick Collection

 "If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack" - Coco Chanel
My M.A.C Lipstick Collection

Whilst it's been a while since my last post, I thought I would share my little Mac lipstick collection with you all as I personally love reading these types of posts. I've currently found myself reaching for my Mac lipsticks far more than any of my others and without a doubt, Mac lipsticks are probably the most talked about and lusted after lipsticks. If you're familiar with Mac lipsticks, then you'll know just how satisfying both the smell and a new bullet really is! There are so many different finishes, let alone shades to choose from, that no matter how many you own, you're always going to want more!

My M.A.C Lipstick Collection

Trend Alert: Gingham

Gingham check is a contemporary overhaul when it comes to SS17 and it's currently splashed about everywhere! 

Removed from its classic connotations, it's a pattern statement that is being found across a wide number of product categories from shirts, dresses, tops, skirts, the list goes on... It's versatile for both casual days or evening events. Gingham has been worn amongst women for hundreds of years. When you look back and think of gingham, you'll probably going to recall Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and your school uniform, summer dress - now didn't you feel like you could model for gucci in your new checked summer dress, with a matching hair bobble and frilly socks on the first day back of term?

Henry Holland's SS17 'House of Holland' collection back in September featured an array of gingham garments, showing a heavy influence of picnic parties and strolls in the park, strawberries and sausage rolls anyone? The collection showcased gingham in a range of dresses, oversized coats and gingham neck ties.

Too Faced Natural Love Palette

More eyeshadow's Gem?

Eyeshadow is possibly my most owned makeup items, no matter how many glittery gold eyeshadows I own, I still manage to convince myself that I need that one more, oops. I thought I'd post a few pictures and swatches on the new Too Faced Natural Love Palette aka magical dust.

Out of all my palettes, I would say the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette is by far my favourite and most reached for palette everyday! So much so, I'm in desperate need of a re-stock on; creme brûlée salted caramel and milk chocolate. 

Featuring 30 eyeshadows, including mattes, shimmers and sparkle finishes, it's safe to say the Too Faced Natural Love Palette didn't disappoint with the shade variety and quality of the shadows.

Peep into my Promotional Plan Booklet

Following my FCP Final Module post, I thought I would post a little insight into my final promotional plan booklet. Rather than bombarding you with fifty-odd pages, I've included a few of my favourite pages. Enjoy having a snoop!

What To Take To Uni: A Former Freshers Check List

A majority of us have been there with the coursework... Exams... Personal statements... UCAS points... First choice... Second choice... Actually being accepted. Wow, now they're all concepts I never want to have to think about going through ever again. And then the slap in the face happens of more to-do lists with actually getting prepared to move out to go to uni and making sure you've got everything you need. It's safe to say I must have typed in several variations of the phrase 'what to take to university' into google prior to coming. So since I'm sadly coming to the end of my first year, I thought I'd make my own list of the things to bring to uni for anyone stumbling across this and needed a good heads up.

Fragrance Sketchbook

I love having a good nose into people's sketchbooks for ideas and inspiration so thought I'd do a mini post including a few pictures from my sketchbook from my current fragrance project module...

FCP Final Module

Whilst admittedly I haven't dedicated any time to write blog posts, I have narrowed my excuse down to one word; deadlines. 

I thought i'd write a quick post with an update of what I've been up to within my course leading up to my final deadline. Whilst this module has been based solely around fragrance, our final task has been to create a new unique fragrance product with a brand launch, including print adverts, videos and promotional campaigns.  

After narrowing down a lot of concepts and ideas with some help from industry professionals whom were brought into our seminars, my group and I came up with the brand 'Sleep and Shine'. The band name is straight to the point and describes our concept of an aromatherapy based diffuser with a purpose of helping you get to sleep and wake you up.

The Perfume Bible - Book Review

Pre waring: this book will make you want to rush out and purchase a lot of perfume.

The Perfume Bible - Book Review

Whilst my current Uni module is based solely around perfume, I decided to purchase a book purely focused on the topic with the hopes that it helps me along with my studies, so I thought I would do a little review on 'The Perfume Bible' by Josephine Fairley & Lorna McKay. 

First off, I'll start by saying how beautifully presented this book is! Now, I'm not going to lie, the book is pretty hefty, since the book itself is rather huge and it's a flat hardback. However, I do think this gives the book that extra luxurious feel and becomes atheistically pleasing on any coffee table or book shelve, hoorah

Tarte Tartiest Pro Palette Review

Tarte Tartiest Pro Palette Review

When being in New York, I caved and treated myself to the 'Tarte Tartiest Pro Palette', and I'm so glad I did not leave this on the shelve at Sephora! Not that I really needed any more eyeshadow palettes in my life.

 I could ramble on about was excited I was to experience going to a Sephora store aka makeup heaven, putting our UK stores to shame and trying out various American beauty brands that I've seen raved about online. Tarte was a brand I defiantly wanted to try since it's so hard to get your hands on in the UK, and obviously I did my research beforehand and knew if I was to purchase anything it would have to be their eyeshadows or blushers. I had my eye on the 'in bloom' palette for quite some time, until I eyed up this 20 shaded beauty.

First off, let's talk packaging. The palette comes in a sturdy plastic compact, as with their other palettes, however, this one is fairly bigger, which is great for travelling! I put this to the test when flying back and thankfully every shade made it back safe and sound, phew! The palette itself has a matte black top and shiny gold surfaced bottom, which although is sleek and aesthetically pleasing, there's no denying the fact that sadly, it's a dirt and fingerprint magnet. So far I've only used the palette a few times and it's already dirty, despite trying to clean and wipe it down, which is pretty upsetting as well as annoying for taking pretty pictures.

Angel by Mugler x La Maison du Chocolat

Angel Fragrance and Chocolate?

The Angel by Mugler fragrance collaboration with La Maison Du Chocolat came to my attention when myself and a few of my flat mates were binge watching yet even more TV. The 'Sweet Boutique Advert' came on and we were all instantly drawn to the visually impressive advert and were left craving chocolate, well done Mugler, this worked. So much so, we contemplated taking a quick stroll to our nearest shop wearing my onesie may I add, in order to get some, but to our despair, it had gone midnight and there was no hope for anywhere being open.  Right, enough of my tragic sob story and let me get writing about the collaboration...

Now, I feel the Theirry Mugler Angel fragrance barely needs an introduction. Whether you own it or not, you've bound to have heard about it somewhere, whether this is from TV adverts, in stores, or your friends mums cousin because aka everyone knows about it and you should too. Ok, so if you're already in love with this perfume, there's good news for you as it's now available in a form of chocolate, yay for my diet.

"I always wanted to create a fragrance that struck a chord with everyone, something close to tenderness and childhood memories. I wanted to have an extremely sensual contact with this fragrance so that the person loves smells good enough to eat." - Mugler

Mugler has collaborated with a legendary French House which is La Maison Du Chocolat, in order to translate their most iconic fragrance into a scrumptious chocolate, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. For this collaboration, Nicolas Cloiseau (Chef of La Maison du Chocolat) has taken subtle notes of the Angel Perfume, created by Oliver Cresp for Mugler. He has captured some of the notes in the fragrance, resulting in the blend of bergamot, red fruits, praline, vanilla and patchouli, and interpreted three accords in order to create these chocolates. In simpler terms, the chocolates are going to taste heavenly. 

Fragrance Advertisements

So, University is going waaaay too quickly for my liking and our new module has begun; fragrance! Perfume, eu de toilet, room diffusers, shampoo's, bath and body products, I could go on... Fragrance is all around us, you name it, we all own it. Perfume is one of the largest selling industries and despite whatever trend, it will always have a strong place in the market, I mean who wouldn't want to smell nice? But, what makes us buy into this glorified scented water in a glass bottle in the first place? Advertisements. 

If you flick through Vogue, roughly 35% is filled with perfume adverts, selling the fragrance to us as a consumer before we have smelt it and this factor alone is a huge make it or break it for a perfume. Perfumes don't do anything, they simply sit there on you skin and make you smell pleasant, at least I hope i'm smelling nice. But what i'm trying to say here is that it's hard to show us the effect of a perfume and why we would want to purchase it opposed to another one. Most adverts show us a product in use with a successful effect, for example silky, shiny, luxurious hair like Cheryl, because she's worth it. The uselessness of scented water is a challenge for marketers. You can't show what the product does and therefore there needs to be another strategy to sell it, which is where emotions and narratives take their tole.

During one of our seminars, we looked at various adverts from a variety of brands. It was apparent to see that trends and themes were re-occuring which can be grouped into different categories; Seduction and Indulgence, Trust and Honesty, Tradition and Heritage and Humour and Kitsch. Ok, so this is not a definitive list by all means, but it goes without saying that if you really look into them, most fragrance advertisements can be categorised into one of these four themes.

ASOS Wish List

Despite the lovely cold British weather, Spring is soon to be rolling in which has only meant one thing... No, my spring clean isn't scheduled in my diary for any time soon. However endless browsing online for a new Spring wardrobe is something I have caught myself doing a little too often.

It's apparent winter isn't for me and I can't wait to banish the gloomy cold weather, thick knits and padded coats for sunshine, fresh flowers, later sunsets and cute clothes,  hooray!  I love scrolling through other bloggers wish lists as it's always inciting to view what others are coveting, so I thought I would put together a few items that have made it into my saved items on ASOS that I'm currently lusting over. 
ASOS is a brand that I adore and has everything you would ever need in your wardrobe and more! It's safe to say you cannot quickly browse the site as there is too much choice and browsing is a commitment itself. Two minutes turns into five,  five turns into twenty, and the next thing you know, you've missed your favourite live TV show and you need to put dinner on already, oops.

Summative Brief

What have I been up to within my course?

Ok, so it's evident my blog has been on the back burner since starting Uni and mentally I have noted a fair few different blog posts to explain not only why but just what university life is like etc…

But for now I'll briefly fill you in on the current project I've been working on and when I say working on I literally mean please don't mention the word sketchbook or InDesign to me for at least 24 hours.

Over the Christmas period we were set our first summative brief: Your summative brief will be a report document, which will include research into a fashion concept, developing a variety of big ideas, creating a set of mood boards, producing an image/set of images to be used on social media.

In basic terms, we were given a specific trend for AW’16, brand and product for which we had to create a sketchbook developing insights, creating mood boards, concepts, executions, reports and then finally wrapping this up in a referenced InDesign document.

I was allocated the trend 'Native Nomads' which at first I was pretty bummed about since it wasn't anything I had particularly heard of or had any interest in before doing this project. Having said this, once I started getting stuck into my sketchbook and with the help of the trusty fashion bible aka WGSN I soon changed my mind and was surprisingly delighted by being set this trend.

Victoria's Secret Retrospective

Pre warning: If you are not a fan of being bombarded with images full of sparkle and glam, then this is not the blogpost for you.

Prior to flying out to New York, I had seen snaps from a friend already out there of the Victoria's Secret Retrospective exhibition and knew I was not passing up the opportunity to miss seeing this!

Victoria's Secret have created a 'Retrospective' exhibition in their flagship store on 5th Avenue displaying the amazing lingerie worn on the oh so famous catwalk shows! If you're a fan of the brand and shows, I mean why wouldn't you be? Then trust me when I say they are even more beautiful in real life, I know, I didn't think this was possible either, but they are! 

New York, Day Five

Our final full day in New York...

We kicked off the day by going for a massive breakfast. There's no denying that this was my favourite breakfast I had in the city. There's also no denying the fact that both the sausage, bacon and egg bagel, and pancakes were both mine. Ok, so I should have probably denied that fact, but I certainly do not regret ordering or eating both. shameful, huh?

New York, Day Four

Day Four in New York started of with food from possibly the best bakery I've ever been to... Carlo's! 

It's no lie that i've probably watched almost every episode of Cake Boss, since it started airing on T.V, back in the day when there was only one original bakery in Hoboken. Although I didn't manage to visit the original store where it all started, trying his delicacies defiantly lived up to my expectations!

As you can imagine, it took me a good 20 minutes to decide what to order after I stood there drooling indecisively. But, I knew I could not leave without trying his famous signature cannoli's, therefore this sufficed me ordering three different things... shhhhh don't let my new years diet know

New York, Day Three

Top of the rock day!

Day three showed no signs of rain on the weather forecast so we decided to go to the top of the rock.

 Again, this was absolutely amazing! The views from the top of the Rockefeller Centre were truly breath taking and I could honestly spam about 200 odd photos from being up there. Don't worry, i'll try not to get too carried away....

New York, Day Two

My first full day in the big city...

The day started off by going on the 'garment district tour' which was on our agenda within the University. We met with Imani Alexander, a lovely lady! For our fist activity we put ourselves in groups and were set a task...

The dress below was made by Imani for one of her collections. She set us the task to search around the whole fabric store for a replacement fabric which can be used for the same dress. The brief was a fabric which would work for both the New York City girl and a girl whom was on vacation in the Caribbean.  We were given 5 minutes and off we hunted.

New York, Day One

After a long time of counting down, the day had finally came around and there's no denying the fact this was probably one of the longest days of my life. We set off to get the coach down to the airport at 4am and off we went. After a long day of travelling we touched down in New York around 6pm and we rushed to the first desitantion on our agenda; Madison Sqaure Garden.

A few girls and myself purchased basketball tickets to watch The Knicks VS New Orleans Pelicans game at Madison Square Garden prior to arriving in NY. Ok, so i'm not the most sportiest girl around and I may not know all the in's and out's of basketball, but going to a basketball game was one of the top things to do on my list, as it's inveitably an American thing to do. The arena and The Knicks appear in numerous movies, so if I wanted to go to a game, I knew it had to be at Madison Square Garden and watching The Knicks play.

New York, New York

  Ok, so i'm fully aware i've been slacking with my blog posts, but this week i've had a pretty legit reason behind my lack of posts due to being in the city that never sleeps aka New York.

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to spend the week in New York City with my university course, and its safe to say it was an amazing trip!

As i'm writing this, it's currently been a week since I was getting no sleep due to being over excited for setting off to go to New York in the early hours of the morning. I'm planning on writing up daily posts when i'm a little less jet lagged, of what I got up to in the incredible city - aka i'll be posting pictures of my food diary from the past week.