{colour ways} Magical Morocco

Inspired by all of the wonderful colours of Marrakech's Souk (market), today's colour ways takes on a very Moroccan Twist. Here is my little short list of what to take//wear//buy in Morocco.
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//. Moroccan Oil :
Perfect for taming those over sun exposed and pool crispified ends!

//. Kaftan Dress :
Gorgeous lightweight floaty dress from ASOS, great for the insanely hot weather and pretty modest too {we wore maxi dresses into the city out of respect, but this does cover the shoulders and come the the knee}.

//. Carpe Diem Journal :
I love this 'Seize the Day' Journal. It's made for reflecting and planning your big ideas whilst lounging by the pool.

//. Tagine :
You need to tuck into a traditional meat//fish//veggie tagine if you visit Morocco, slow cooked, heavily spiced and full of fruit - they are super delish!

//. Leather Pouf :
These come in all different colours of died leather. They're hand made and just gorgeous. I didn't get one this time but next time I most definitely will!

//. Spice Cones {via here} :
These are gorgeous bursts of colour all over the Souk - the smell is amazing and the sellers are such characters!

//. YSL Ring :
I've lusted after this ring for what feels like forever! Gold, Silver and Turquoise are everywhere you look in the markets. I didn't see any Yves Saint Laurent rings, but I did have to rein in my desire to buy handfuls of the gorgeous hand made jewellery like a magpie!

Tomorrow I'll be posting a little more about my short break in Africa - it's crazy to think you can now just pop over to Africa for a few days for very few pennies!


{lucky girl} custom food bowl...

On a recent trip to Ikea I found the perfect new hamster food bowl - I think actually it's an egg-cup but it's perfect for popping the food in the pot and fresh veg on the ledge (lol - I did a little rhyme!) 

This post actually needs little talking, I think Twix does a pretty good job showcasing the product! Prepare for many many cute photos (below).

I'll be popping this food bowl on the Etsy shop for custom orders - hooray for hamsters everywhere!!


{colour ways} a pop of pink!

Look at all this pinky goodness? I've never really seen myself as a girly girl but consider me a changed woman! I am loving the pinks right now - I actually blame my friend Bing, she's pink queen and set me off with these coral nails!

{clockwise from left} //. Waterfall Skirt: Republic //. Powder Pink Nail Varnish: Topshop //. Adrenaline Nail Varnish: Topshop //. Rose Chocolate: Rococo //. Little Cloud Cushion: ohnorachio {me!} //. Neon Heart Card: Banquet //. Berry Lime Coconut Lolly: Desserts for Breakfast //. Peony Blusher: MAC //. Raspberry Wellies: Hunters //. Pink Wayfarers: Ray-Ban

Enjoy revelling in the warm pink glow!

{colour ways} Loving the Lavender!

This week I have a total crush on all things lavender! Inspired by my lovely little french lavender plant that has sadly finished flowering now..so in homage to it, here are some pretty lavender themed goodies I'd love to own..the shoes especially are now on sale....I'm far too tempted!

Plus doesn't that blueberry ice-cream look just om nom nom?

{clockwise from left} //. Lavender Skinnies: Topshop //. Lilac Jeans: Republic //. Acid Wash Skinnies: Net-a-Porter //. 'Playdate' Nails: Essie //. 'Do You Lilac It?' Nails: OPI //. Lace Bra: Topshop //. Amethyst Slice Neckace: Natural Enemy //. Triangle Print Sketchbook: HappyDappyBits //. Soap: Method //. Lilac Wedges: ALDO //. Blueberry Ice cream: Pinterest //. Purple Headphones: UrbanEars


{colour ways} Feeling Minty.

As you can possibly tell from this website and the shop I am partial to a little bit of mint...I thought I'd share some of the deliciously minty things I've been recently lusting over!

{clockwise from left} //. Green spotted blouse: Republic //. Marvis Toothpaste: Amazon //. Mint Jeans: Topshop //. Nail Varnish: Topshop //. MT Washi Tape: Etsy //. Shower Gel: Boots //. UrbanEars Headphones: Available at UrbanOutfitters


{DIY} make this...from that.

I always love a good trip to Ikea and since one opened literally 20 minutes walk from my door - I've found myself sneaking in more often than is safe for my poor wallet. 

Nevertheless, I have found some cracking bargains AND had a go at a few of my own 'Ikea Hacks'. I thought I'd try to share these mini projects so that you guys can maybe try it out yourselves!

To kick things all off, today is the turn of the humble wooden spoon...

I got this bundle of cute wooden utensils from Ikea for a bargainous 59p! I definitely bought more than one bundle...

So many cool examples of painted utensils crop up all over the place on Pinterest, I thought it was about time I did my own version. Its very easy to do and the colour combinations are endless! Since I took this photo I've done another two sets of utensils...its rather addictive!

Here's a little photo showing how I got a neat even line, its nice and simple! (Sorry for the messy table!).

I found Washi tape to be the best as it has just the right level of adhesive. I used acrylic paints which I mixed with a little magic ingredient - Mod Podge. It preserves the paint and makes sure it adheres properly to the wood. I always see Mod Podge mentioned on ace American blogs and I finally found some in HobbyCraft. Its pretty much the same as PVA I think so if you don't have it you can just as well use a bit of PVA mixed into the paint!

Hope this might inspire you to have a go yourself - they really look cool!


{nom}...Five a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

This is what I've been snacking on for the last week...isn't it all pretty? There's nothing better than healthy, wholesome, homemade food to mend a poorly body right?

I've always been a massive lover of good food and I'm lucky enough to have a gorgeous boy who shares my passion for all things tasty. Since I've been at home fixing my knees I've had lots of time to enjoy eating my five a day! My current faves are a good Braeburn apple (they are so ace right now) and passion fruit (always a winner in my books!). 

All of that fruit has had a real positive effect, I'm sure it's helping my knees get better but I've got a tonne of energy (even though I've got to have my legs up almost all day), I'm getting loads done. I've taught myself a bit of adobe illustrator as you can see above - I'm pretty pleased with the outcome if I do say so myself! Also, I think when you're filling your body with nutritious, colourful, fresh things it's really good for you mind too - and I need all the positive vibes I can get!

So the morale of todays story is...try try try to get your five a day because I promise you you'll feel great and you're body will totally thank you for it!