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With spring just around the corner (FINALLY), you might be thinking about doing a spot of spring cleaning and decorating for your humble abode. After all, who needs the perfect excuse for shaking up a living room!? Even if you’re still short on pennies, today's guest post is packed with tips on how you can still jazz up your living area on the cheap!


Make use of a feature wall


Want to shake up the colour scheme of your room but don’t have the time and the cash the redecorate all four walls? No problem – just do one instead. Repainting a single wall in your living room can really transform the vibe of it, or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, use wallpaper instead! A brick effect wallpaper on the single main wall in your room can look lovely and rustic.

Recognise the value of rugs


You’d be surprised at the difference you can make to a room by just introducing a new rug for the floor. Adding a contrasting colour scheme can really help jazz up a space and a large rug can make the room seem bigger. Already have one and are sick of looking at it? Out with the old and in with the new! There are plenty of retailers that have a selection of cheap rugs to offer you, why not take advantage of the sales?

Get some greenery


Some people think plants should stay outside, however, you shouldn’t listen to that negativity. While also looking gorgeous when properly tended for, plants can breathe some much needed live into your living area – and that’s not a metaphor – these plants release oxygen, making the air you breathe that little bit purer.

Let there be light


You’ve probably heard about the miracles lighting can do to change up a person’s face – well that’s no different with your living room. Standing lamps and abstract lighting not only look great as a decoration, but when lit they can give the room a whole different vibe – ‘mood lighting’ does indeed exist.

Change the focal point


If your coffee table in the centre of your room has been there since the start, it’s probably started to make you yawn just by looking in its general direction. Buying a new coffee table could be an idea if you have the money, but a far cheaper alternative would be thinking cannily about what decorates it. Changing up books and accessories that rest on top of it can give the whole table a new appearance.

Mess around with placements


Who says you need to even buy anything new at all? You can get the feel of a whole new room just by reorganising the furniture around it. Just remember not to make your television the focal point of the room as it stifles all sense of creativity – sure, it might be the only reason you’ll go into your living room, but all your houseguests don’t need to know that!


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How To Upgrade Your Living Room Without Breaking The Bank

27 February 2017


With spring just around the corner (FINALLY), you might be thinking about doing a spot of spring cleaning and decorating for your humble abode. After all, who needs the perfect excuse for shaking up a living room!? Even if you’re still short on pennies, today's guest post is packed with tips on how you can still jazz up your living area on the cheap!


Make use of a feature wall


Want to shake up the colour scheme of your room but don’t have the time and the cash the redecorate all four walls? No problem – just do one instead. Repainting a single wall in your living room can really transform the vibe of it, or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, use wallpaper instead! A brick effect wallpaper on the single main wall in your room can look lovely and rustic.

Recognise the value of rugs


You’d be surprised at the difference you can make to a room by just introducing a new rug for the floor. Adding a contrasting colour scheme can really help jazz up a space and a large rug can make the room seem bigger. Already have one and are sick of looking at it? Out with the old and in with the new! There are plenty of retailers that have a selection of cheap rugs to offer you, why not take advantage of the sales?

Get some greenery


Some people think plants should stay outside, however, you shouldn’t listen to that negativity. While also looking gorgeous when properly tended for, plants can breathe some much needed live into your living area – and that’s not a metaphor – these plants release oxygen, making the air you breathe that little bit purer.

Let there be light


You’ve probably heard about the miracles lighting can do to change up a person’s face – well that’s no different with your living room. Standing lamps and abstract lighting not only look great as a decoration, but when lit they can give the room a whole different vibe – ‘mood lighting’ does indeed exist.

Change the focal point


If your coffee table in the centre of your room has been there since the start, it’s probably started to make you yawn just by looking in its general direction. Buying a new coffee table could be an idea if you have the money, but a far cheaper alternative would be thinking cannily about what decorates it. Changing up books and accessories that rest on top of it can give the whole table a new appearance.

Mess around with placements


Who says you need to even buy anything new at all? You can get the feel of a whole new room just by reorganising the furniture around it. Just remember not to make your television the focal point of the room as it stifles all sense of creativity – sure, it might be the only reason you’ll go into your living room, but all your houseguests don’t need to know that!


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One of my favourite ways to unwind in the evenings is by catching up on some of my favourite blogs. Today I'll be sharing 5 of my favourite beauty blogs, which you should definitely check out if you haven't already!


Emmy's Beauty Cave

I've been following Emmy's Beauty Cave for as along as I can remember, and it is by far one of my favourite beauty blogs out there. Emmy's blog is packed with honest beauty product reviews (including lots and lots of swatches, which I love!) as well as lifestyle posts, blogging tips and some yummy recipes (you need to check out her recent gooey chocolate brownie recipe!).  

Jasmine Talks Beauty

Jasmine Talks Beauty is also one that I have been following ever since I first started blogging, and it's been amazing watching Jasmine's blog grow! Jasmine's photography is amazing and very distinctive, and her blog is packed with the prettiest makeup products that make you instantly want to add to your shopping basket and click purchase! From beauty product round-ups to brands you need to know about, Jasmine's blog is definitely one you need to check out.

Beauty With Charm

Beauty With Charm is another must-read blog for beauty-lovers! Alina's blog is packed with gorgeous photos of the latest beauty releases and the makeup products that you need in your life (complete with amazing swatches, of course!), as well as fashion and lifestyle posts. I'd also highly recommend checking out Alina's Instagram page, which is just pure #goals.

Spread the Sparkle

Kara's blog is another one of my absolute favourite beauty blogs. It is packed with amazing content and I always look forward to a new Spread the Sparkle blog post popping up on my Bloglovin feed! From wish list posts to beauty product features, reviews and fantastic photography, Kara's blog has it all and is one you definitely need to check out if you're a beauty addict like I am. You'll definitely make a few new beauty discoveries that you'll need to add to your shopping basket!

Tea and Beauty

Last but most definitely not least, Caroline's blog, Tea and Beauty, has recently had a major revamp, and it's looking better than ever! Tea and Beauty is definitely one that you need to check out if you love reading all about best beauty finds, honest product reviews, skincare, and lifestyle posts, including travel, books and more. Caroline's lovely personality shines through in her blog posts and I can't wait to see more from Caroline this year! 


Who are your favourite beauty bloggers?
Share the love in the comments section below :)


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Beauty Blogs I'm Loving | 5 Bloggers To Follow

26 February 2017



One of my favourite ways to unwind in the evenings is by catching up on some of my favourite blogs. Today I'll be sharing 5 of my favourite beauty blogs, which you should definitely check out if you haven't already!


Emmy's Beauty Cave

I've been following Emmy's Beauty Cave for as along as I can remember, and it is by far one of my favourite beauty blogs out there. Emmy's blog is packed with honest beauty product reviews (including lots and lots of swatches, which I love!) as well as lifestyle posts, blogging tips and some yummy recipes (you need to check out her recent gooey chocolate brownie recipe!).  

Jasmine Talks Beauty

Jasmine Talks Beauty is also one that I have been following ever since I first started blogging, and it's been amazing watching Jasmine's blog grow! Jasmine's photography is amazing and very distinctive, and her blog is packed with the prettiest makeup products that make you instantly want to add to your shopping basket and click purchase! From beauty product round-ups to brands you need to know about, Jasmine's blog is definitely one you need to check out.

Beauty With Charm

Beauty With Charm is another must-read blog for beauty-lovers! Alina's blog is packed with gorgeous photos of the latest beauty releases and the makeup products that you need in your life (complete with amazing swatches, of course!), as well as fashion and lifestyle posts. I'd also highly recommend checking out Alina's Instagram page, which is just pure #goals.

Spread the Sparkle

Kara's blog is another one of my absolute favourite beauty blogs. It is packed with amazing content and I always look forward to a new Spread the Sparkle blog post popping up on my Bloglovin feed! From wish list posts to beauty product features, reviews and fantastic photography, Kara's blog has it all and is one you definitely need to check out if you're a beauty addict like I am. You'll definitely make a few new beauty discoveries that you'll need to add to your shopping basket!

Tea and Beauty

Last but most definitely not least, Caroline's blog, Tea and Beauty, has recently had a major revamp, and it's looking better than ever! Tea and Beauty is definitely one that you need to check out if you love reading all about best beauty finds, honest product reviews, skincare, and lifestyle posts, including travel, books and more. Caroline's lovely personality shines through in her blog posts and I can't wait to see more from Caroline this year! 


Who are your favourite beauty bloggers?
Share the love in the comments section below :)


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Cars are unquestionably a massive part of our lives. Not only do they take us from A to B, but cars are also a part of our life story. From just a few hours or days after we are born, most of us experience our first car ride to go home, and they continue to serve us throughout most of our lives. 


Vertu Honda have recently released the tenth generation of the iconic Honda Civic. This features an entirely new body design with a lighter, stiffer chassis and sporty, more engaging driving position than previous models, as well as a wider and more spacious cockpit, giving both the driver and passenger more space. Believe it or not, the Honda Civic has been around since 1972, where it made its first debut at the Paris Motor Show and was an instant hit with buyers. In order to celebrate the launch of the tenth generation of the Honda Civic, Vertu Honda decided to take a look back at how the model has changed over the years - check out the Honda Civic timeline here. It's really interesting seeing how the Honda Civic developed through the years, where it continually exceeded customers' changing expectations, winning the title of 'Car of the Year' multiple times, to seeing how it finally developed into the newly launched tenth generation.

This made me reminisce about the cars that have been a part of my life history, more specifically the ones that were prevalent throughout my childhood.

The first that I ever rode as a newborn baby in 1992 was (apparently) the Lancia Fulvia 1.3 S Coupe, which admittedly I don't remember much at all - I was probably more interested in being fed and having my nappy changed at that age! However, looking back at photos of that car now makes me feel ancient!  After that car had to be replaced, my parents owned a Ford Cortina, which I only have vague memories of, however I've always heard a lot about that car as my dad still mentions it to this very day!

Moving on to the cars that I do actually remember very well, the first one being the Citroen AX. This was my mum's car when I was growing up and I've got so many memories of being inside this car (mostly consisting of being stuck in traffic on the way to school!). I also have very fond memories of the Morris Mini Minor in a bright turquoise colour that belonged to my granddad.  I absolutely loved being that car, partly because of the colour and partly because you wouldn't really see any of these cars still around!

What memories do you have of the cars you grew up with?


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My Car History | The Cars of My Childhood


Cars are unquestionably a massive part of our lives. Not only do they take us from A to B, but cars are also a part of our life story. From just a few hours or days after we are born, most of us experience our first car ride to go home, and they continue to serve us throughout most of our lives. 


Vertu Honda have recently released the tenth generation of the iconic Honda Civic. This features an entirely new body design with a lighter, stiffer chassis and sporty, more engaging driving position than previous models, as well as a wider and more spacious cockpit, giving both the driver and passenger more space. Believe it or not, the Honda Civic has been around since 1972, where it made its first debut at the Paris Motor Show and was an instant hit with buyers. In order to celebrate the launch of the tenth generation of the Honda Civic, Vertu Honda decided to take a look back at how the model has changed over the years - check out the Honda Civic timeline here. It's really interesting seeing how the Honda Civic developed through the years, where it continually exceeded customers' changing expectations, winning the title of 'Car of the Year' multiple times, to seeing how it finally developed into the newly launched tenth generation.

This made me reminisce about the cars that have been a part of my life history, more specifically the ones that were prevalent throughout my childhood.

The first that I ever rode as a newborn baby in 1992 was (apparently) the Lancia Fulvia 1.3 S Coupe, which admittedly I don't remember much at all - I was probably more interested in being fed and having my nappy changed at that age! However, looking back at photos of that car now makes me feel ancient!  After that car had to be replaced, my parents owned a Ford Cortina, which I only have vague memories of, however I've always heard a lot about that car as my dad still mentions it to this very day!

Moving on to the cars that I do actually remember very well, the first one being the Citroen AX. This was my mum's car when I was growing up and I've got so many memories of being inside this car (mostly consisting of being stuck in traffic on the way to school!). I also have very fond memories of the Morris Mini Minor in a bright turquoise colour that belonged to my granddad.  I absolutely loved being that car, partly because of the colour and partly because you wouldn't really see any of these cars still around!

What memories do you have of the cars you grew up with?


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Every blogger has their own unique way of creating content. From coming up with blog post ideas, taking the photos, writing up the actual post, to finally hitting PUBLISH - we all do it differently! Today I'll be taking you behind the scenes of Beauty and the Bird and sharing my blog post writing process (+ some tips!) with you.


Step 1: The LIGHTBULB! Moment


Coming up with blog post ideas is the hardest part of my blog post writing journey. However, it's also something that I feel I really improved on in the last few years. Ideas pop into my head at the most random times and due to having the amazing memory of a gold fish I always make sure to jot down my ideas in my notebook or the notes app on my phone.

However, when I'm completely stuck for ideas I always turn to Bloglovin or Pinterest. Scrolling through my feeds really inspires me to think of new ideas and topics that I'd like to cover on my blog, and I jot these ideas down in my notebook. I also find it helpful to think of events that I have planned (and so, that I can potentially write about) and to think about what I have been up to recently - even if I haven't been up to anything! Funnily enough, one of my most popular blog posts to date was inspired by me not having been up to much and not wearing any makeup for 2 weeks! Check out: 5 things I learned from going completely makeup free for 2 weeks.


Step 2: Say CHEEEEEEEEEESE!


Whatever I'm writing about, I just cannot write a blog post without having any photos to work with. Even as I write this post, the photo is already added to the post and helps inspire me to write (anyone else!?). Because of this, I always start by (preferably) taking my blog photos or alternatively sourcing royalty-free images online.

If I'm taking my own blog photos - and I try to do this for 90% of my blog posts - I basically bulk-take photos and have a mini product photo shoot. For this I use my Canon 700D with the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens and as much natural daylight as possible. As setting up for photos can take quite some time, I normally try to take enough photos to cover my next few blog posts all in one go. I then transfer my photos onto my laptop and edit them slightly to make them look brighter. Check out: Do you really need a DSLR camera for blogging?


Step 3: The Right Time To Write


Once I've got my photos sorted and ready to go, I feel like I'm ready to start writing. Although I enjoy the whole process of running a blog - taking the photos, posting content on social media, replying to emails about potential collaborations - actually sitting down to write a blog post is the part I enjoy the most. I know this is different for every blogger, but I find the process of writing about a product or topic that excites me to be so therapeutic. Even if I've had a rubbish day, I really look forward to sitting down with my laptop in the evening and writing away! 

It can take anywhere between 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes for me to write a blog post. Product reviews generally take me the least time, possibly because I have been doing these the longest and have figured out a formula which seems to work. On the other hand, more lengthy posts such as this one or my recent 'How Blogging Can Help Improve Your Career' post can take quite a bit longer. 

Step 4: HITTING PUBLISH + The Beginning of Your Blog Post's Journey!


After I've finished writing a blog post, I normally go through it once or twice adding any relevant links to previous blog posts and optimising for SEO, before proof-reading the post one last time and finally hitting PUBLISH! 

... Or 'Schedule' - but that doesn't quite have the same effect does it!? As much as I love scheduling content in advance and knowing that I've got my content prepared for the next week or so, I'm just sooo impatient and normally want to hit publish right away. Anyone else?

I used to think that once a blog post is up, that would mean that my job here is complete, right? Wrong. Hitting publish is just the beginning of your blog post's journey in the big wide world, and unless you get your content out there, promote it and make people aware of the fact that you've got something new and exciting to read, then you might not get the kind of traffic that your new post deserves. Check out: 5 Blogging Mistakes I Made When I First Started Blogging.

What is your blog post writing process like?
Do you start by writing, taking the pictures or something completely different?



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My Blog Post Writing Process + Tips | Behind The Scenes

24 February 2017


Every blogger has their own unique way of creating content. From coming up with blog post ideas, taking the photos, writing up the actual post, to finally hitting PUBLISH - we all do it differently! Today I'll be taking you behind the scenes of Beauty and the Bird and sharing my blog post writing process (+ some tips!) with you.


Step 1: The LIGHTBULB! Moment


Coming up with blog post ideas is the hardest part of my blog post writing journey. However, it's also something that I feel I really improved on in the last few years. Ideas pop into my head at the most random times and due to having the amazing memory of a gold fish I always make sure to jot down my ideas in my notebook or the notes app on my phone.

However, when I'm completely stuck for ideas I always turn to Bloglovin or Pinterest. Scrolling through my feeds really inspires me to think of new ideas and topics that I'd like to cover on my blog, and I jot these ideas down in my notebook. I also find it helpful to think of events that I have planned (and so, that I can potentially write about) and to think about what I have been up to recently - even if I haven't been up to anything! Funnily enough, one of my most popular blog posts to date was inspired by me not having been up to much and not wearing any makeup for 2 weeks! Check out: 5 things I learned from going completely makeup free for 2 weeks.


Step 2: Say CHEEEEEEEEEESE!


Whatever I'm writing about, I just cannot write a blog post without having any photos to work with. Even as I write this post, the photo is already added to the post and helps inspire me to write (anyone else!?). Because of this, I always start by (preferably) taking my blog photos or alternatively sourcing royalty-free images online.

If I'm taking my own blog photos - and I try to do this for 90% of my blog posts - I basically bulk-take photos and have a mini product photo shoot. For this I use my Canon 700D with the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens and as much natural daylight as possible. As setting up for photos can take quite some time, I normally try to take enough photos to cover my next few blog posts all in one go. I then transfer my photos onto my laptop and edit them slightly to make them look brighter. Check out: Do you really need a DSLR camera for blogging?


Step 3: The Right Time To Write


Once I've got my photos sorted and ready to go, I feel like I'm ready to start writing. Although I enjoy the whole process of running a blog - taking the photos, posting content on social media, replying to emails about potential collaborations - actually sitting down to write a blog post is the part I enjoy the most. I know this is different for every blogger, but I find the process of writing about a product or topic that excites me to be so therapeutic. Even if I've had a rubbish day, I really look forward to sitting down with my laptop in the evening and writing away! 

It can take anywhere between 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes for me to write a blog post. Product reviews generally take me the least time, possibly because I have been doing these the longest and have figured out a formula which seems to work. On the other hand, more lengthy posts such as this one or my recent 'How Blogging Can Help Improve Your Career' post can take quite a bit longer. 

Step 4: HITTING PUBLISH + The Beginning of Your Blog Post's Journey!


After I've finished writing a blog post, I normally go through it once or twice adding any relevant links to previous blog posts and optimising for SEO, before proof-reading the post one last time and finally hitting PUBLISH! 

... Or 'Schedule' - but that doesn't quite have the same effect does it!? As much as I love scheduling content in advance and knowing that I've got my content prepared for the next week or so, I'm just sooo impatient and normally want to hit publish right away. Anyone else?

I used to think that once a blog post is up, that would mean that my job here is complete, right? Wrong. Hitting publish is just the beginning of your blog post's journey in the big wide world, and unless you get your content out there, promote it and make people aware of the fact that you've got something new and exciting to read, then you might not get the kind of traffic that your new post deserves. Check out: 5 Blogging Mistakes I Made When I First Started Blogging.

What is your blog post writing process like?
Do you start by writing, taking the pictures or something completely different?



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Healthy Cooking Tips

We all had good intentions back in January - to exercise more, eat better and make 2017 the healthiest year yet. But the question is, have you actually stuck to your intentions? 


I recently shared my healthy chocolate porridge recipe, and today I've got a guest post with 5 healthy cooking tips to get you back on track, and make clean eating easier with a few simply hacks.

Bond with Your Kitchen


You can’t master any cooking hacks unless you cook, so although the kitchen is far less comfortable than the couch, get up, get your slippers on and get in the kitchen. Forcing yourself to learn to cook is the easiest way to get healthy because it gives you total control over what you eat, how much you have and what you put in into it so you can say goodbye to all those hidden sugars, E numbers and preservatives. No excuses. If the kitchen is new territory, start simple. If you’re already a dab-hand with certain dishes, challenge yourself to try new cuisines or ingredients and if you need help to do that, enrol in a class. 

Do Not Diet


Diets don’t work. If they did, you wouldn’t have to try and do one every January; healthy cooking hacks are for life, not just the days when your trousers feel snug. When you’re online or in the bookstore looking for healthy recipes, avoid anything with ‘diet’ in the title or those guides which promise you a six-pack in seven days.  Instead, think of a particular vegetable you like and look for new ways to prepare it. Anytime you need a sugar-fix, nibble on some fruit until the craving passes and simply avoid all eye contact with the confectionary aisle. 

Cook Smart


With the right hack, you can cook once or twice but enjoy healthy meals every day of the week.  Check out this quick tutorial from Goodful that shows you how to make four different hearty and healthy meals in under an hour. There are all sorts of soups, batch cook and one-pot recipes like this that you can portion up into separate meals to chill or freeze for later use. Get Googling for ideas and then hit the sales for bargain Tupperware.

Write a Shopping List


Or more importantly, write a shopping list and STICK TO IT. The supermarkets are filled with 3 for 2 offers and discounts, which are very tempting especially when your favourite sweet treats are on offer.

Yes. Three packs of mini eggs for a pound does seem like a good deal but your health will thank you for leaving them on the shelf. Plan your meals for the week, write a list of the ingredients you need to make them and just get those items. 

Go ‘Off Recipe’


Unless you’re baking a cake, you really can afford to go ‘off-recipe’ so don’t be afraid to mix things up and experiment in the kitchen.  Any time you’re asked to ‘coat’, ‘drizzle’ or ‘rub’ something in oil, ignore it and use a low-calorie spray oil instead. If you’re asked to include double cream, use low-fat Greek yogurt. If you’re supposed to serve something with spaghetti or rice, opt for a vegetable alternative.

Have you got any tips for eating cleaner?


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5 Healthy Cooking Tips To Make Clean Eating Easier

Healthy Cooking Tips

We all had good intentions back in January - to exercise more, eat better and make 2017 the healthiest year yet. But the question is, have you actually stuck to your intentions? 


I recently shared my healthy chocolate porridge recipe, and today I've got a guest post with 5 healthy cooking tips to get you back on track, and make clean eating easier with a few simply hacks.

Bond with Your Kitchen


You can’t master any cooking hacks unless you cook, so although the kitchen is far less comfortable than the couch, get up, get your slippers on and get in the kitchen. Forcing yourself to learn to cook is the easiest way to get healthy because it gives you total control over what you eat, how much you have and what you put in into it so you can say goodbye to all those hidden sugars, E numbers and preservatives. No excuses. If the kitchen is new territory, start simple. If you’re already a dab-hand with certain dishes, challenge yourself to try new cuisines or ingredients and if you need help to do that, enrol in a class. 

Do Not Diet


Diets don’t work. If they did, you wouldn’t have to try and do one every January; healthy cooking hacks are for life, not just the days when your trousers feel snug. When you’re online or in the bookstore looking for healthy recipes, avoid anything with ‘diet’ in the title or those guides which promise you a six-pack in seven days.  Instead, think of a particular vegetable you like and look for new ways to prepare it. Anytime you need a sugar-fix, nibble on some fruit until the craving passes and simply avoid all eye contact with the confectionary aisle. 

Cook Smart


With the right hack, you can cook once or twice but enjoy healthy meals every day of the week.  Check out this quick tutorial from Goodful that shows you how to make four different hearty and healthy meals in under an hour. There are all sorts of soups, batch cook and one-pot recipes like this that you can portion up into separate meals to chill or freeze for later use. Get Googling for ideas and then hit the sales for bargain Tupperware.

Write a Shopping List


Or more importantly, write a shopping list and STICK TO IT. The supermarkets are filled with 3 for 2 offers and discounts, which are very tempting especially when your favourite sweet treats are on offer.

Yes. Three packs of mini eggs for a pound does seem like a good deal but your health will thank you for leaving them on the shelf. Plan your meals for the week, write a list of the ingredients you need to make them and just get those items. 

Go ‘Off Recipe’


Unless you’re baking a cake, you really can afford to go ‘off-recipe’ so don’t be afraid to mix things up and experiment in the kitchen.  Any time you’re asked to ‘coat’, ‘drizzle’ or ‘rub’ something in oil, ignore it and use a low-calorie spray oil instead. If you’re asked to include double cream, use low-fat Greek yogurt. If you’re supposed to serve something with spaghetti or rice, opt for a vegetable alternative.

Have you got any tips for eating cleaner?


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We're all familiar with spring cleaning, but how about updating your kitchen and giving it a bit of a facelift this spring? Here are 4 easy ways to spruce up your kitchen.


New Kitchen Taps and Fittings

Installing new kitchen taps and hardware can instantly give your kitchen a new lease of life. Superbath have an excellent range of kitchen taps. The ones pictured below are from the brand Grohe, a world-renowned luxury fittings provider, available at Superbath. Both the fittings are made out of brass, and come with a pull-out spout. They also have a 360° swivel area and an adjustable water-flow rate, making it easy to control how much water you'd like, as well as the temperature of the water - super handy! Superbath currently have some great savings on their kitchen taps and you can save over 50% on some of their models.



New Tableware

If your dishes and cutlery have seen better days and have started to look quite dated, why not replace them with a new set? There are so many different options to choose from nowadays - whether you are looking for something contemporary to add a modern touch to your kitchen, or something more classic. If you don't want to invest in a whole new set, you can always pick up some new colourful breakfast bowls or a few new mugs to add a colourful touch to your kitchen this spring. I picked up 2 cute bowls in a pink and a blue from Zara Home recently for under a fiver each!

Add or Change the Lighting

The lighting in our kitchen at home recently broke, so we've had to replace it. Little did we know that replacing our old light can make such a huge difference to the overall look and feel of our kitchen. It is generally recommended to use a cool white light in the kitchen (and a warmer light in the bedroom and living room). However, we decided to opt for a warm light and we all love it! It's made our kitchen feel a lot more homely and its changed the whole ambient.

Paint an Accent Wall

If your kitchen is looking a bit dull, why not paint an accent wall or install a wooden accent wall? This can instantly add a bit of colour and a contemporary feel to your kitchen. You can find plenty of inspiration over on Pinterest. After having had a bit of a browse myself, I can officially say I am in love with the idea of painting an accent wall - carbon grey, blue or even something bright, such as orange, can completely transform the entire room.


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4 Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your Kitchen This Spring



We're all familiar with spring cleaning, but how about updating your kitchen and giving it a bit of a facelift this spring? Here are 4 easy ways to spruce up your kitchen.


New Kitchen Taps and Fittings

Installing new kitchen taps and hardware can instantly give your kitchen a new lease of life. Superbath have an excellent range of kitchen taps. The ones pictured below are from the brand Grohe, a world-renowned luxury fittings provider, available at Superbath. Both the fittings are made out of brass, and come with a pull-out spout. They also have a 360° swivel area and an adjustable water-flow rate, making it easy to control how much water you'd like, as well as the temperature of the water - super handy! Superbath currently have some great savings on their kitchen taps and you can save over 50% on some of their models.



New Tableware

If your dishes and cutlery have seen better days and have started to look quite dated, why not replace them with a new set? There are so many different options to choose from nowadays - whether you are looking for something contemporary to add a modern touch to your kitchen, or something more classic. If you don't want to invest in a whole new set, you can always pick up some new colourful breakfast bowls or a few new mugs to add a colourful touch to your kitchen this spring. I picked up 2 cute bowls in a pink and a blue from Zara Home recently for under a fiver each!

Add or Change the Lighting

The lighting in our kitchen at home recently broke, so we've had to replace it. Little did we know that replacing our old light can make such a huge difference to the overall look and feel of our kitchen. It is generally recommended to use a cool white light in the kitchen (and a warmer light in the bedroom and living room). However, we decided to opt for a warm light and we all love it! It's made our kitchen feel a lot more homely and its changed the whole ambient.

Paint an Accent Wall

If your kitchen is looking a bit dull, why not paint an accent wall or install a wooden accent wall? This can instantly add a bit of colour and a contemporary feel to your kitchen. You can find plenty of inspiration over on Pinterest. After having had a bit of a browse myself, I can officially say I am in love with the idea of painting an accent wall - carbon grey, blue or even something bright, such as orange, can completely transform the entire room.


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