It’s all about the luxury chocolate’s

I am going to own up here to something so crazy that some of you may be shocked. I don’t care much for chocolate!!!! (Gasp) I am a savoury person more than a sweet and its very seldom that I crave chocolate ever.

However in the spirit of Easter, I thought I would compile my pick of chocolate, but not just any chocolate, I’m going all out and selecting the best of the luxury chocolates! Go big or go home right?! haha

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Oeuf Maisonnette Egg £24.95 // Venchi Chocolate & Hazlenut Egg £49.99 // The Ostrich Easter Egg £75.00 // Charbonnel et Walker Egg £29.95 // Chocolatier’s Egg 2015 £80.00 // Godiva Easter Bunnies for Selfridges £6.50 (only available in store)

If I was going to spend money on luxury chocolates then it would have to be some of these. Sighs – if only I could win the lottery to buy these! I was lucky enough to receive some of the Godiva for Selfridges chocolates to try and here’s what they look like in the flesh.

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What do you think? have you ever spent a small fortune on chocolate?

Hope you enjoy looking at these bad boys.

Laura x

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It’s time for the Chop!!

Spring has sprung and therefore I decided to put myself through a hair-formation! I had rather long hair with an ombre look to it and I really wanted a change. So Last Monday I went to see the lovely Nikki at Toni & Guy York to work her magic.

I explained that I wanted to go shoulder length with some movement and layers and be able to change the parting as I see fit. I didn’t fancy going ombre straight away again but due to the length a tiny bit of blonde is still showing at the end. So here is my Before and After Shots…

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What do you think?

My inspiration came from Lauren Conrad’s new shorter do as well as Lucy Hale from PLL. I really love my hair now and it takes a lot less time to dry. I am in need of some new styling products now so do you have any recommendations for me?

Thanks

Laura x

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Blogging: A Smarter Office

Recently my little blog has been ticking away nicely and I have been working with some absolutely fantastic brands. If you had told me 4 months ago that I would have had over 2600 page views, I would have snorted and laughed (yes snorted, I actually do that occasionally when laughing!) This has meant that I have had to re-think a lot of the ways that I manage the emails coming through from companies, other bloggers and even just twitter notifications sometimes.

I recently spotted a company I had never heard of called 4th Office and applied to use their cloud storage system straight away. I love finding a new system that I think will help save me time and gain some sort of control over my life. It basically acts as your online desk where you can store messages, tasks, documents and also see group messages internally and externally. I have used it to email friends to get some blog feedback about what they want to see from my posts and useful comments they have.

I have been able to gather my messages/emails into handy folders like scheduling which means I can put tasks into the folder with a timescale that reminds me to sort blog posts out for a certain time. They are easy to change and amend to fit around me and not put myself under too much pressure.

I also put my Brand/PR emails into a client folder as part of 4th Office as normally I have agreed to collaborate with them on a post and it means I can keep them all in one place and keep them separate to normal day-to-day emails or junk mail that occasionally sneaks its way through to my normal email address.

I haven’t put the storage system to work properly yet but i have noticed that it can be linked to different community apps like Dropbox sync or google drive sync. This is a fantastic idea for a small business or office so that colleagues or other people can drop information in there to be stored for you all to see.

I have been super impressed with the facility to link it to your social media pages like LinkedIn or Facebook. I don’t have a LinkedIn set up currently but it’s on my agenda and as soon as it’s sorted, I’ll link them up together. Best of all about this platform is that it’s free at entry-level, and since my blog is just me!, I think that counts as entry-level.

How do you all keep your blogging life organised? Have you used 4th Office?

Thanks

Laura x

(the picture source is pinterest)

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