Don’t Call it a Resolution

2015 has arrived and with it a lot of changes for me, work wise especially. I’ve found a new marketing job which I am super excited about and it’s part time, meaning I’ll be able to pick up some freelance work and also dedicate more time to the things I enjoy, which includes everything blog related! As well as blogging more I’m also committed to finishing the renovation on the flat, getting fitter, being organised and reading more… not resolutions as such, just things I’d like to do more of!

I’ve decided to ease myself into my first post back with a little blog about my furriest family member Hugo. In the last post he looks so tiny, he’s grown so much in the last few months. In fact he got big enough to knock over the Christmas Tree… twice.

Hugo Collage

Since getting him I’ve become a total cat lady. Appropriately there is a cat video festival in Glasgow this February, which I’ll definitely be attending. If you’re also cat obsessed you can get tickets here – and they’re free!

Jen x

Bleach London Bruised Violet Review

Whenever I get my hair done I get a little bit of a colour through it. Normally a little pink or lilac. However this normally fades before I need my highlights re-done. I decided to liven up the blonde with one of the Bleach London temporary hair dyes I had read so much about.

Bleach London Bruised Violet

Bleach London Bruised Violet

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Marks & Spencer Homewares Picks

The bank holiday weekend is here and with it always comes a whole host of offers, which definitely brightens things up for those of us who have to work. Marks and Spencers currently have 20% off homeware online and instore, so I thought this would be a good time to point out some of my favourite homeware bits from there right now.

L-R Maxim High Ball Glasses, Truro Striped Dining Set, Andante Square Pasta Bowl

L-R Maxim High Ball Glasses (£9.60/4), 12 Piece Truro Striped Dining Set (£48), Andante Square Pasta Bowl (£3.20)

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Review: Macadamia Oil Extract Hair Treatment

Macadamia

I picked up this Macadamia hair mask while in Poundland, though I’ve also seen items from the range in Savers and other budget stores. For a budget product the packaging is really quite appealing, a nice black tub with printed outer. As I have bleached hair I’m always looking for treatments to add moisture and improve the condition, and at just £1 I thought I’d give this a try.

The mask is a translucent white, relatively thick formula with no real scent. I slathered this on my hair whilst in the bath and left on for around 20 minutes. After rinsing my hair did feel smooth and blow dried nicely, but I wasn’t overwhelmed. I have since used this product in the shower and again it smoothed my hair and left it in good condition.

I guess at the price I really can’t complain. It is by no means an awful treatment and didn’t have any adverse effects on my hair but it probably isn’t something I’d buy again. It didn’t feel very special or greatly improve the condition of my hair and I actually like a little fragrance in my hair products which is something this was lacking.

Have you tried this mask or anything from the Macadamia collection? What is your favourite hair mask?

Introducing Hugo, Our New Kitten.

Just a short post today, introducing our new addition to the family. Meet our kitten Hugo, he is now just over 9 weeks old. He’s a little fluffy tabby kitten, who already has an eye for danger – mostly climbing on everything and squeezing into the smallest spaces imaginable.

Hugo finally sitting still enough for a nice photo!

Hugo finally sitting still enough for a nice photo!

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Baking: Very Easy Carrot Cake

The finished article!

The finished article!

I spent most of this weekend relaxing in the flat. I had a big spring clean and then decided to mess up the kitchen with some baking. I love carrot cake and after trying a particularly yummy one on holiday last week decided to try my hand at baking my own. I also had bought an unnecessarily huge bag of carrots so it was a nice way of using them up!

The recipe I used is below, along with some pointers. This is a good one if you don’t have an electric mixer as it all the ingredients are simply whisked/stirred together. Also I’ve called it a carrot cake but I’ve made mine in a loaf tin…sorry about that. It is easier though as there aren’t two sections to sandwich together.

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