Monday, 12 March 2018


Is an outfit really complete without a watch? I don’t think so.

A watch is the perfect accessory for any outfit or occasion, whether that be heading out on a date night or having a casual day around the house - you just can’t go wrong. When the lovely people at Ice Watch got in touch, I couldn’t believe it. I was kindly gifted the most stunning accessory and I am so excited to show you – I am smitten!

Ice Watch are a stylish Belgian watch brand, specialising in colourful timepieces. They sell a range of chic yet practical watches to suit everyone! When you look on the website, there is such a variety in style, colour, look and feel that you are truly spoilt for choice! The first watch that caught my eye was from the ‘City Tanner’ collection and I instantly fell in love with the rose gold. It is just such a timeless piece, which oozes elegance. If I could describe my perfect watch then it would definitely be this!


When receiving my watch, I was really impressed with the packaging, as everything was kept safe and secure. Opening the box, the watch itself was sat in a foam insert and covered with a second layer of material to protect the glass face and leather band. The watch itself has a smooth but thick strap, a white dial with rose gold details and of course, you can’t forget the Ice Watch logo! If you’re not into pink, you can also pick this watch up in taupe, which looks equally stunning – it also works as a unisex product!

I can’t say I have come across a pink minimalist watch quite like this one and now the warmer months are coming, it’s the perfect accessory for a summer’s day. Dress with some of your favourite pieces of jewellery and you’re good to go! I may also have my eye on the rose gold timepiece from the ‘City Sparkling’ range; can you see a pattern emerging here? I am instantly drawn to how classic the watches look but with the colour variations and styles, they make such a great statement piece.

If you’re looking for a new watch then I recommend having a look, as there is something for everyone! A huge thank you to Ice Watch for gifting me such a stunning piece, I am over the moon. I hope you have enjoyed reading.

Speak soon,

L x

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Sunday, 25 February 2018


Happy Sunday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

On a Sunday, I do like to have a lazy day and recharge ready for the new week but today, I decide to be slightly productive. Instead of spending my day slumped in front of the TV, I got a little creative in the kitchen and make some lemon drizzle cupcakes! Even though I’m partial to a slab of chocolate cake, I do love a good ol’ slice of lemon - sweet but also light and refreshing! These little treats were incredibly easy to make and only took me 10 minutes so why don’t you treat yourself?

I found this recipe on the Asda Good Living website but I did change a couple of things along the way so I will let you know exactly what I did below:

What you need:
- 125g self-raising flour
- 1 level tsp baking powder
- 125g butter, softened
- 125g caster sugar
- 2 large free-range eggs
- 3 tbsp of lemon juice
- A sprinkle of icing sugar 

The method:
1.   Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 and line a bun tray with 8 muffin cases.

2.  Pop the flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. Then add the butter, sugar and eggs. Make sure the butter is soft otherwise it is difficult to mix until smooth.

3.  Add the lemon juice and beat with a wooden spoon until there are no lumps. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure you haven’t missed any ingredients.

4.  Put the mixture in the paper cases, making sure they're all about the same size. Bake for 20 minutes until the tops spring back when pressed.

5.  Then dust over a light sprinkling of icing powder

HEY PRESTO, its as easy as that! If you want to make them even tastier (and a little bit naughty), you can add a light lemony icing on top once cooled. But, there you go - short but sweet. If you make these little cupcakes, let me know, as I would love to see how they turned out for you!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and have an even better week ahead. Speak to you very soon.

L x

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018


I don’t know whether it’s just me but when a new year comes around, I always look forward to having a major clear out. Being able to declutter and reorganise my space allows me to feel refreshed and cleansed – as they say, out with the old and in with the new!

I spent two days last week sorting through every draw, cupboard and shelf to then end up with two bin bags full of rubbish. Once that was over, I was able to start on the d├ęcor. I have always had a passion for interior design so I was excited to get going on this. I treated myself to some cute little plants, soft fluffy cushions and of course, some scented candles. I mean, what blogger doesn’t love a couple of new candles? Can’t ever have too many! But, I still felt like something was missing, this is where Desenio swooped in and saved the day!

Use the code “LIVIE” to get 25% off posters* between the 13th and 15th of February. *Except for handpicked-/collaboration posters and frame.

I was over the moon when I received an email from the lovely guys at Desenio, as I was lucky enough to pick out some prints to make my room transformation complete! When I sat down to decide it was actually a lot harder than I initially thought. There are so many gorgeous minimalist and scandi-style prints that I instantly fell in love with but I knew wouldn’t fit together *sob*

So, I ended up sitting for hours with my Mum and Dad, using the gallery wall tool on the Desenio website (which is amazing, by the way) to figure out what style and layout I wanted to go for. As my room is predominantly white and light pink, I decided to keep in with this colour scheme so that helped to cut down my choices.

HYGGE PRINT (30x40cm) | RESTFUL PRINT (50x70cm)

As soon as I saw the Hygge print, I knew I needed to get it. As many of you already know, I see myself as a follower and fan of hygge (you can read about my feelings here) but I also based my final project at university around the lifestyle and I met some amazing people who helped me do it. I am still incredibly proud of my work so hygge will always hold many happy memories for me.

So, the next print I chose is of the sea to reminisce on my time in Cornwall. Since moving back to Surrey after graduating, I have really missed living five minutes away from the beach. There is something special about sitting on the sand and watching the waves roll in, it allows you to completely de-stress and feel content with life. So if I can’t be down in Cornwall, Cornwall will have to come to me!


To add a small pop of colour, I decided on the dusty rose poster as roses are easily my favourite flower but this close up gives a unique abstract perspective on a traditional favourite. I absolutely love the pale pink and it fits perfectly with the colour of my walls so win win! I feel it is important to have a pop of colour running throughout a feature wall otherwise everything will start to blend in and get lost. Colour can allow you to express an emotion or feeling through imagery and that is a powerful thing!

Last but not least is this simple typography, which is a nice little reminder to look at on a daily basis. This text reads: 'You don't always need a plan, sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens'. I mean, who doesn’t love an inspirational quote? I know I do! Having these dotted around a room inspires me to push through any problems I may have and allows me to stay positive. But as well as that, I feel these quotes are perfect for if you want to add white space into a gallery wall. Picking all large graphic prints can sometimes look busy but with a couple of minimalist posters added in there, it gives you good balance and ties everything together!

As a photographer, I believe every room should be filled with beautiful art pieces that you enjoy as prints instantly change the look and feel of a space. You can add a splash of colour, a bold pattern or go down the minimalist route, like me! If you are doing up a bedroom, buying your first house or just fancy treating yourself, head over to Desenio and have a little look - I know you will find something you love!

What do you think to my choices? I know I will be making many more orders. I'd love to know what you’d pick so don't forget to use my discount code to make a cheeky print purchase.

L x

Use the code “LIVIE” to get 25% off posters* between the 13th and 15th of February. *Except for handpicked-/collaboration posters and frame.

*This was a gifted collaboration with Desenio but all opinions are my own*
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