When I was approached by Tea company Teami about trying some of their products, my first thought was – not one of those detox teas that give you diarohea. I’ve seen so many people try them – including my sister, and I just don’t know if I’m down with something that flushes your system. However, Teami have a range of different teas and after doing some exploring, my anxious stressed out self couldn’t help but be excited about the though of a tea that claims to relax you. I wake up most mornings with a light headache and aching jaw from clenching my teeth all night and I rarely sleep through without getting up in the night at least once. Could this tea be the answer to my prayers? The Ultimate Question : Can Tea Make You Sleep Better? So the ultimate question for me was – does the tea work? I tried it out in the handy little flask (more on that later) night after night and I have to say my results were varied. When I slept, I woke up refreshed, I slept more deeply and I didn’t clench my jaw . . hurrah! However, I wouldn’t say that it changed my sleeping habits. It didn’t get me to sleep any easier but when I did sleep, it was joyous.  Just one more comment on the taste – it’s nice. Not what I expected, I mean how can a tea that tastes nice benefit you? I added a dollop of honey as suggested on the packet and it was delicious. So if you get the flask, it’s super handy as it keeps the tea super duper warm for ages and has a handy sieve that strains the tea as you drink. As I was drinking my tea before I went to bed – my nights got later as the tea just did not cool – that flask is thermal alright. I used it like a little tea pot to stew the tea, pouring it into a mug when I wanted to drink! They also do these handy little tea infusers that fit neatly into a mug! Join the Teami You can use the code MINDFUL10 for 10% off any of the products from Teami. You can also choose from their wide range of teas, if you’re not put off by the whole detox tea trend like me, they do a great range of detox teas including a colon cleanse. There’s also teas for Skinny, Energy and Alive. You can see the full range here. Shop my insta Have you signed up to Liketoknow.it yet? AKA the answer to your prayers. When you sign up just once you can get the links to products featured on my instagram direct to your inbox simply by liking the photo! Sign up here! OR shop it by clicking the images below! This post has been sponsored but all thoughts and opinions are my own

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A Lesson in Spring Layering : Part 1

This time of year is so tricky when deciding what to wear. It’s too warm to wear a full on coat but you go out without one and you end up regretting your decision immediately. Enter Spring Layering. I thought I would give a couple of lessons in layering for spring time to make sure you’ve got the perfect amount of warmth and maybe even jazz up those tired outfits, I mean, aren’t we all fed up of wearing those same coats every day? A lesson in Spring Layering If you’re wearing enough layers, you won’t need a coat. It’s all about layering up the knitwear for a comfy daytime look sans le coat. This cape is from Dorothy Perkins, it’s actually sold out now ..sob.. but they do have a pretty great alternative here and I’m imagining this Asos one in an all grey look and I am liking what I see – in my mind.   Cream on Cream I love layering the same colour with different textures and I’m sorry but – were this watch and cape not just a match made in heaven? I got this jumper from Sheinside a while back and I actually love it, it’s been a firm favourite since the day it arrived. The funnel neck and ribbed material are the small details that make me love it! Shop the Look Shop my spring layering look – click on the products below to be taken directly to the product pages! My cape is sold out but I’ve linked two others I love and think would make amazing looks! *Jumper : Sheinside *Cape : Sold Out Similar here and here Jeans : Asos Trainers : Asos Bag : Mango *Watch : Timex Have you followed me on Bloglovin’ yet? It’s the best way to stay up to date with my latest posts! You can also now subscribe to my youtube channel. ALSO – are you aware that you can shop my instagram with liketoknow.it? All you have to do is sign up once, then everytime you like one of my pictures, you’ll get an email with the direct links to buy! You can also shop it by clicking the images below! All photography by Kirk Schwarz, check out his website here and Instagram here. 

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My Travelling Plans So Far . . Follow My Journey

As I told you guys a while back in my new years resolutions post, me and my boyfriend Jack were going travelling this summer, I thought I would keep you up to date! Half of me is absolutely terrified and the other half is ridiculously excited! For someone who was scared to leave the house at times just over a year ago, this is a huge thing for me to be doing and I can’t think of someone I’d rather be doing it with! So as I plan to continue my blog whilst I’m out there, it’ll turn very travel focused but I’m thinking I can make it work – just think of me as your personal travel guide complete with tips and tricks on where to go what to pack and those all important travelling OOTD’s . .  did someone say bikini? I thought it was only right to share my planning with you guys! Travelling takes quite a bit of planning and although we knew we were going for 3 months, the places were undecided until a couple of days ago when we sat down and finalised our route! Skyscanner determined a lot of this as we’ve found some super cheap flights – some as low as £14! If you haven’t checked them out already then Skyscanner truly is the one for flights guys! My Travelling Plans So Far  . . The Route Thailand : Bangkok Bali : Ubud   Bali : Nusa Lembongan   Bali : Sanur Bali : Uluwatu Flores Kuala Lumpur Langkawi Thailand : Krabi & The Islands Vietnam   Singapore Phillipines Borneo : Kota Kinabalu So from now on I’ll be trawling through Pinterest, Expedia , Skyscanner and Hotels.com looking for the best deals and places to stay – though I don’t think we’ll be booking any accommodation too ahead of time! ! I would love it if you guys were to share any tips, advice and stories you have from your own travelling experiences! If you’ve ever been to any of these places then let me know!!! I was thinking of doing a little wish list of clothes pieces for travelling but I had to stop myself – it’s too early Sinead. If you’re in the habit of checking my wishlist page (which you should be) then I add stuff on there all the time so you’ll be seeing the odd summery pieces popping up here and there! Make sure you follow me on Bloglovin’ to stay up to date with my travelling adventure! You can also subscribe to my youtube channel!! All photography is taken from Pinterest

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How To Make Your Blog Post Stand Out

I’ve found over the past few weeks my posts have been getting more attention than before. I know that this obviously comes with growth, but I do believe there’s certain tips and tricks that you can use to make your blog post stand out. Obviously, the next step was to share these tips with you lovely people! Make your blog post stand out Choose Your Featured Image Wisely Your featured image should be one thats carefully selected. I’m on wordpress so I’m not sure on the other blogging platforms, but I know you can set it with wordpress so you should be able to with the others! To me, someone who is very drawn to beautiful imagery- aren’t we all, setting your featured image to one that you think will draw the reader in without giving away too much of the post is so important when trying to make your blog post stand out. For example, when I’m doing an outfit post, I pick an image that will draw the reader in but not show the whole outfit . . did you see what I did there? Site’s like Bloglovin’ generally take the first image from your post so make sure thats something you consider too! Personally I always pick a landscape image for my first and featured image as I find it sit’s nicely when sharing it on social media and it’s guaranteed not to stretch on sites like Bloglovin’. Use A Catchy Title The second, or equal first most important thing to consider when trying to make your blog post stand out, is the title. It’s got to be something that will capture the readers attention and make them want to read more. I find this harder with fashion posts but I’ve certainly got better than my past titles, usually something along the lines of monochrome . . I guess someone who likes monochrome or a loyal reader might click through but someone who stumbles upon it isn’t likely to click through. If you want to ace your title then make sure you read my post on how to create a killer blog title. Consider Your First Sentence The first sentence plays two important parts in getting the readers attention. The first sentence is pulled through to sites like Bloglovin’, Facebook and sometimes Twitter when shared. So you have your title, image and first sentence. It’s another way of getting the reader interested and wanting to read on. Secondly, the first sentence is what will determine whether the reader continues to scroll or clicks straight off of your post. Obviously we hope that the whole of our blog post will be interesting and captivate the reader, but nailing that first sentence will make your blog post stand out more than nailing the last. Are Your Photos Up To Scratch? As I said before, the first image is by far the most important in your post. However, your imagery in general can help to make your blog post stand out.…

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My Love Affair With Trainers

Can we just take a minute to appreciate how beautiful the weather has been (on and off) recently? What better weather to shoot my new love for trainers than in the Spring sunshine? Shop The Look Shop this look by clicking on the images below! I first dipped my toe into the trainers ocean with a pair of all white Adidas Superstars. I’d been eyeing up the superstars for a while but with my clown sized feet I thought trainers would look far too manly on me. Turns out, they look pretty damn great, I have to say, I’m in love. I wear them all the time and they don’t look scruffy or chavvy – words I’ve used to describe trainers in the past. Within a week I was holding another pair of trainers in my hands. . what had become of me?! I’ve caught the trainer bug guys. Loving these pale grey Nike ones I got from Asos, they’re a very different shape to the superstars but I love them equally. My Collection of Trainers Click the images below to shop my collection of trainers! It may be small but it’s still pretty great. More to come. . Top : Asos *Scarf : My VIP Wardrobe Jeans : Asos *Trainers : Nike @ Asos Necklace : Topshop Sunglasses : Topshop Next on my Trainer Hit List Click the images below to shop the trainers I’m currently lusting after! Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ to stay up to date with all of my posts! You can also now subscribe to me on my foray into Youtube! All photography in this post was shot by Kirk Schwarz, find his instagram here and website here.

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