My Hair Routine

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I receive a number of questions from various people regarding my hair, the majority asking what products I use and what I use to style my hair.

For this reason, I decided to film a video to show my current hair routine, covering the products I use and revealing the world's best curling tongs that I absolutely swear by (and no, that's not a sponsored advertisement, they really are that good!!)

I like to switch my products up now and again and try new things, but the products I have used above are my current favourites that I am loving at the moment. 

Here are the products I used:



Enjoy! If you liked my video, please give it a thumbs up and also don't forget to subscribe to my channel to stay updated.

Thanks for watching!
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4 years.

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4 years with my love! 

I can't believe it has been 4 years! Time flies when you're having fun.

love you x
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September Beauty Favourites

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I've rounded up the beauty products I discovered and fell in love with during the month of September, and put together a video where I ramble on about them. 

Amongst them include some new Estee Lauder skincare bits and make up, a product that helps you sleep, a newly discovered fake tan brand and my favourite foundation of ALL time (a bold statement I know but I stand by it!)

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel >>here<< if you want to stay updated on my weekly videos. 

Here are the products in order of mention:


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Vlogging

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I've began vlogging! How very exciting!

For years I've spent hours upon hours watching different YouTubers vlog their lives, and I've always found it so fascinating. This is mainly down to my nosiness and curiosity when it comes to seeing what they all get up to each day. 

I've wanted to begin vlogging for a while now, but it was only this year that I eventually plucked up the courage to start up a YouTube channel, buy a vlogging camera and begin! The reason for the delay is simply a lack of confidence, and the fact that I am a massive worry head. Whenever I thought about starting my channel, I used to worry about anything and everything. I would worry about whether I would be any good at it, whether people would even watch the videos but most of all, what people would think of me. 

It was only recently when I learnt to let go of these worries that I finally felt happier, and more confident in myself. Don't get me wrong, I still worry about insignificant things a lot of the time, but I've learnt to not over-think so much. 


I began my blog because I enjoy writing, photography and everything else associated with SGW. I then began my YouTube channel because I enjoy filming and editing videos. I didn't start them for anyone else, I started them for me. For this reason alone, worrying about what people think no longer enters my mind! 

So, as well as weekly videos on my channel, I'll also be vlogging a lot more. I'm even contemplating taking part in Vlogmas, which is something I enjoyed watching a lot of YouTubers take part in last December. Vlogmas is a daily vlog every day in December leading up to Christmas. We'll see! In the meantime, if you want to stay updated on all my videos, please subscribe to my YouTube channel >>here<<

Life's too short to worry, just do more of what makes YOU happy :)


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Cocktail Making

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You all know how obsessed I am with a good cocktail. In fact, you're probably sick of my photos of cocktails plastered all over my blog and Instagram whenever I go out, but I can't help it! I love them. But I'm also very particular when it comes to what I like. If I had it my way I would drink Pornstar Martini's for the rest of my life. Besides, who wants to pay £15 for a cocktail that you might not even remotely enjoy? So, what better way to try out some new types of cocktails than by whipping them up myself at home!



Appletiser contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I wanted to try out their new Apple & Pomegranate flavour drink and incorporate it into a few cocktails. Of course, I said yes!  I instantly remembered I was bought a cocktail shaker for my 21st Birthday and it's been sitting in the box ever since, so what better excuse to finally give it a go. 

They sent me a list of recipes and I made the following 2 cocktails and 1 mocktail. The recipes are as follows for anyone wanting to re-create:

Big Apple Berry
1. Shake up 60ml of Cognac (I used Courvoisier) with 15ml of sugar syrup
2. Pour into a sling glass with ice
3. Top with Appletiser, Apple and Pomegranate 
4. Add fruit of your choice
5. Mix it up with a stirrer
6. Garnish with your berries of choice (we like it with blackberries and redcurrants)

Pom Blush
1. Mix up 25ml vodka, 25ml lemon juice, 50ml sugar syrup
2. Pour into a glass with ice
3. Top off with Appletiser, Apple and Pomegranate 
4. Garnish with fresh berries

Lemon Sling
1. Mix 15ml lemon juice with 25ml sugar syrup
2. Pour into a glass with ice
3. Top with Appletiser, Apple and Pomegranate 
4. Add a dash of lemon cordial
5. Garnish with apple slices or berries

The new Apple & Pomegranate flavour is delishhhhh and so refreshing. It's good for you too as it has no added preservatives (i.e. sugar which is most commonly added to a lot of other branded juice!). Just 100% gently sparkling fruit juice.

Now, before I start making you believe I'm a professional whizz at casually whipping up cocktails in my kitchen, I'm not. Far from it. In fact, with a cocktail shaker in my hand I'm an accident waiting to happen. Please see below for proof...


Hence the reason for the change of outfit!!

Anyway, I felt I had to show you my stupidity (you can see the full clip at the end of my video above) firstly, because I laughed too hard watching it back not to include it, and secondly, as my good deed of the week to teach everyone out there to PUT THE LID ON PROPERLY BEFORE SHAKING!! If this will now save even just one person from spilling brandy all over their freshly washed and curled hair then my work here is done.
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Tapas and Shopping in Ibiza Old Town

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One of the things I really wanted to do during my trip to Ibiza was to visit the boutiques in the Old Town, so on our final day we jumped into a cab and made our way to the harbour for a full day of shopping. 

We began with Tapas in a beautiful little Spanish restaurant tucked away down a quiet cobble street that had the most amazing view, before dipping in and out of boutiques. 

I can't get enough of Spanish Tapas at the moment. Especially Spanish Omelettes...

And these salty green peppers. 1 in 10 are ridiculously spicy, and for some reason it's always me who picks the spicy one!



Each corner we turned there was another road lined with little boutiques selling the most gorgeous items. I completely fell in love with each and every one of them. It's the perfect place to come if you want one-off items that you'd struggle to find elsewhere. 

We also found a huge Zara which we spent far too much time in, and I bought a gorgeous winter coat! 

I also picked up this beautiful little dainty bracelet from one of the jewellery boutiques...

We had a late evening flight home so had a spare couple of hours before we had to leave for the airport, so ended our holiday back at the beach restaurant to soak up the last of the sun over a pizza and a bottle of wine. 

Sitting with the sun on my skin listening to the waves on the beach, I was honestly dreading coming home to face the cold and going back to work!






I can't believe our holiday has been and gone in a flash, it went far too quickly! Thanks for the laughs and memories girls, it was definitely one to remember.
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Ibiza Closings 2014

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I've just returned from a girls holiday to Ibiza for the 2014 end of season closing parties, and I currently have a major case of Ibiza blues. We booked to go for 3 nights, but I could have easily stayed for much longer!

We originally booked back in March, and September/October felt like a lifetime ago at the time, but it crept its way around pretty quickly and soon enough I was in a frantic rush to get my outfits together. Why oh why am I so unorganised? I never learn!! 

We arrived Saturday night and after checking into Hotel Garbi, we began getting ready for our first evening out. Thankfully, my friend's are much more organised than I am and had pre-planned our entire trip, and for Saturday night we had a table booked in the VIP area at Es Paradis for Hed Kandi. It's such a beautiful club, and they had acrobats, burlesque dancers and Lovely Laura playing the sax (you'll notice her in a few clips from my video below, how cool is she?! I want to be her). We also had the added entertainment of watching TOWIE being filmed on the dance floor, which continued through the rest of our holiday as they seemed to be filming everywhere we went! We left the club at around 6am and continued on at the exclusive Es Vive hotel bar.






The next day called for an ultra chilled day by the beach. Hotel Garbi conveniently has a restaurant overlooking the beach so we claimed ourselves a table in the sun and sat there for the entire afternoon making our way through jugs of Sangria, chatting about funny stories from the night before, eating pizza and watching more TOWIE being filmed next to us. 



















































Wearing Topshop playsuit and Dior sunglasses

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On Sunday night we had a VIP table at Space for their last Sunday session of the season. The music was incredible, with sets from Rudimental, Annie Mac, Gorgon City and James Zabiela. I remember dancing....a lot! 



We had a bed booked at Ocean Beach club for Monday afternoon, so after only a couple of hours sleep we put our bikinis on and made our way there. To cure our hangover, we ordered platters of Spanish Tapas, Sushi and big jugs of frozen Strawberry Daiquiri. Laura was there again playing the Sax, which got everyone off their beds and dancing around the pool to Jubel - Klingande. We left as the sun set and finished our evening at the hotel bar. 

Wearing: Victoria's Secret bikini and Dior sunglasses

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On our final day we wanted to venture out of our hotel and discover the beautiful Old Town before it was time to say goodbye to the Island. We obviously had to cram in some shopping too whilst we were there, so I'll update you on what we got up in my next blog post...
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