Top four travel accessories I can’t do without

13 October 2016

Over the years I’ve travelled to a lot of different places, and you don’t manage to make it back again without having certain tips and tricks to keep yourself organised. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, what country I’m heading to or what my budget is, there are always a few accessories I simply have to take with me. I’ve listed my top four travel must-haves below, and I hope they give you some inspiration for your next trip, and help you stay stress-free when it comes to packing up.

  1. Statement sunglasses
I always take a pair of statement, over-sized sunglasses with me no matter where I’m headed. If it’s for exotic climates then of course they provide vital sun protection, but if you’re heading for snowy landscapes they can still come in handy, as you might find that the light often blinds you when the sun bounces off the snow. Plus, let’s not forget how useful they are at covering up those jet-lag induced bags under your eyes. Make sure you get a good quality pair that have a scratch-resistant coating.

  1. My charm bracelet
Whether a seasoned traveller or not, you’re bound to get homesick. That’s why I like to take a piece of my family with me, such as my charm bracelet. When I look at it I remember all the occasions I received the charms and who gave them to me, and it gives me a sense of comfort when I’m missing home. Plus, it adds that little touch of sophistication to any outfit, and if you take a look at the ChloBo website like I did, there are charms, metals and styles to suit everyone. 

  1. Cute travel wallets
I have always found that having a travel wallet keeps me organised. I can keep my passport, boarding passes, tickets, currency, hotel bookings and so on, all together in one handy place. You don’t have to worry about losing any paperwork, and these days, they don’t have to be boring either! There are some really cool and unique designs on quirky sites like Etsy and Not on the High Street, so go take a look and pick your own! 
  1. Toiletry organisers
Whenever you go travelling, not only do you have to try and make the most of the space available to you, but you have to keep everything together so you can easily pack up, as you’re moving from place to place. Toiletry organisers can be a god send in this situation, as they have separate sections for make-up, skincare and so on, you can hang them off the back of a door so as not to clutter the sink area, you don’t need to unpack a thing, and most importantly, they prevent any spillage disasters in your suitcase.

I hope you found this list helpful. What travel accessories can you not do without? Be sure to let me know by leaving a comment in the section below. 

*This is a collaborative post with Chlobo

Photo Diary | Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

12 September 2016

Hey you beautiful people! Long time no speak! Well... 3 weeks to be exact... I've actually missed the blog! I had every intention of blogging whilst away but I needed those two weeks to relax the fuck out and not feel under pressure to work. So I chilled. I didn't take any outfit posts or draft any posts, I didn't even take any pictures apart from on the iPhone. I just chilled and hung out with the family.


For some of you that don't know I am half Vietnamese. My mother grew up in Vietnam and moved to the UK when she was in her 20s. My mum has only been back once in 2006 and this was her second time back. My sister and I wanted to take my mum back for a while now and this year was the year we decided to do it. It was such an amazing experience to see the city and where my mother grew up and the best experience of all was meeting my family that I have never met before. It is an experience that I will cherish for life and I am glad I got to experience it with my immediate family. (minus the big bro - he was missed!)

So here's a photo diary of a few things we got up to...

Have you been on any amazing trips this year? Tell me about them I would love to know!

Social Media Addict or Enthusiast ?

21 August 2016

I am a huge social media whore. Guilty as fucking charged! From the moment I wake up until I go to sleep. It's an addiction, an unhealthy one, but one that I love so much! I am the peeper/creeper follower. It's very rare that I interact on social media unless it's via the blog or on Facebook as that's where most of my real life friends/associates are. Instagram is where I love to draw inspiration from and I have to admit I am stalker-ish when it comes to a dreamy insta account. And snapchat... well let's chat about snapchat for a minute. You know when people say 'Don't drink and drive'... well... I shouldn't drink and snap. Yes... I am the drunk snapper. I'll send through 100 snaps in one night due to alcohol intake and the more alcohol intake the more snaps. It's actually embarrassing yet entertaining. 

But enough about me and my embarrassing social media faux pas. How ADDICTIVE is social media? 

The truth is - social media is moderately fake and heavily constructed. There is no way around it. We post things on our social sites that we want people to see... FACT. But on the plus side it allows us to communicate and get messages out to the masses that we wouldn't have been able to do by word of mouth or even paid promotion. I for one love social media as it allows me to connect myself to bloggers and influencers in a way that I wouldn't have been able to do on my own. I am able to talk about my blog to people on the other side of the world (which is fucking cool that someone in Australia is loving my blog - thanks babez) and catch up on what my friends are doing when I'm not there (which sometimes can be a bad thing as I slightly suffer from FOMO). That's what makes it so damn addictive! But I ain't mad at it! Hands up if you have a social media addiction... 

So let's chat about this outfit for a minute. Cami/Slip dresses have the staple piece this summer - not complaining. I love them. Since Kendal Jenner (bore) rocked the t-shirt and slip dress combo everyone has been going crazy for this look...including me. I snapped this monochrome beauty up while browsing for holiday attire on asos. Thanks asos ! always knows how to steer a girl away from her motive! I paired this look with these FACKING amazing Dr Marten sandals. I have been wanting these for the longest however it's pretty hard to part with £95 on a pair on sandals that you'll only wear a few times a year. But the temptation gave in  and now these are all mine!

Cami dress, sunnies and Dr Marten sandals - asos | T-shirt - Primark

Guys! The next time we chat I'll be in Vietnam! Yay and talk soon! x 

What to look out for when shopping for Bras for big boobies

8 August 2016

Ahh the blog post about breasts. How I have been waiting a long time to write about you but my prude-ish ways makes me shy away from such things like boobies and vaginas. But I'm taking the plunge today. 

I remember the first time I brought a bra at the tender age of 11 or 12. I was so excited. My friends mum took me and my friend shopping at Marks and Spencer's to buy our first training bra. I remember mine - a white AAA cup training bra. I was in heaven when I first put it on, that was when I realised I was becoming a women.

The Statistics 
Apparently over 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. Me included. I've been wearing a D cup for the longest thinking this was my size as the last time I was measured was yonks ago (Probably when I was a slim ting). I decided to measure myself late last year only to find out I am now a size 34E (WHATTT! I'VE GONE UP A FACKING CUP SIZE!). Not cool that I was squeezing my E size boobies into a D cup. No wonder they gasped for air every time I took my bra off at the end of the day and let's not talk about the spillage because I tried to hide it but some how there was always... spillage.

So here are a few things to look out for when shopping for your big boobies.

1. Support is everything
I remember the Mr. bought me a bra that had no wiring. I told him it wasn't going to work. He turned around and said: 'but it's your size no?' Me: 'yes babe it's my size but my boobs are going to fall out of these... we need support.' and that was the end of that conversation. I can't bring myself to throw the bra away so it's still at the bottom of my underwear drawer. NOTE: The wrong bra size can cause tension in your back and shoulders which can ultimately cause headaches and bad posture...

2. Say NO to EXTRA padding
Why would we need EXTRA padding so when our boobies are fucking massive as it is? No.Thank.You.

3. Black is everything
Black/dark bras are everything. I prefer darker colours when it comes to my underwear. Especially as I don't want to draw attention to my boobs. I mean wearing a white T-Shirt with a pink bra is a no for me.

4. Cheap vs Quality 
Even though Primark now do my size it's not worth it. When I was a D cup (and under) I could buy Primark bras but now I can't risk it. They fall apart quicker than you can say 34E and the support just isn't there. I have gone back to my roots and now purchase all my bras at Marks and Spencers. Trust me when I say their bras are amazing and worth every penny. If I do want to feel that much sexier Lazenza is always a good choice too.

I hope you guys felt like this was an insightful post... now go and get measured babes!

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