My Current Random Favourites

I have been posting about beauty a fair bit recently, which strangely, I never intended my blog to be around this subject. I have somehow found myself absorbed into the beauty world which I love because I do love makeup and skin care – like a lot! I decide I would do a random favourites post of non-beauty things that I have been loving at the moment.


First up I love my notebook! Yes it’s a very standard black notebook that cost me £2.50 from Sainsbury’s but I write down blog post ideas in there, notes that I need to remember (mainly at silly times of night) and all sorts of weird and wonderfullness that just pops into my brain.

I have also been loving my mints and gum from Peppersmith Mints. They are so different and currently I am on the Lemon flavour. They are so yummy and help keep my breath smelling lovely especially at work speaking to customers every day.

Next up I am loving my book Geek Girl. I won this fab book in a bloggers competition and have spent the last few days reading it and am enjoying the story. I won’t lie, it wouldn’t be my first choice off the bookshelf but i am enjoying reading it and am looking forward to finishing it off.

Lastly I have been enjoying my Beanies Coffee flavours. I am just about to polish off the chocolate orange which is lush, and have moved onto the Amaretto Almond. I absolutely love almond flavours and this coffee is no exception. I drink a normal coffee on the morning but these flavours certainly perk up my day.

I will be doing a post like this every so often hopefully but I have plenty of ideas stashed in that notebook to keep my going for a while. have you done a random’s post like this?

Send me your links in the comments

Laura x

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Brainwavz Headphones: a review*

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to receive some new headphones from Brainwavz to try out. I’m always looking at headphones in duty-free at the airport and wondering whether they are worth the money or not, and generally stick to my iPhone headphones. The problem with this is when the headphones break down a bit from wear and tear, I have no idea what I am looking at in terms of quality etc.


I was over the moon to get these lovely headphones to try out and help me decide whether to ditch my iPhone headphones and take the plunge with this new pair. The Brainwavz S1 Over the Ear headphones came in a fab little case with all the bits and pieces tucked nicely inside. They came with an airplane adapter which will come in very handy for my travels this year, 6 silicone tips for replacing the top of the headphones, a carry case and several other types of tips to use. Not gonna lie to you all, I was taken aback with the amount of tips there are but I am confident when I use them some more, I will know which ones work best in my ears.


I have been using them here and there for listening to my music on my phone and swapped them every couple of days with the normal iPhone headphones. I have been really impressed with the quality of the sound of the music that comes through them. I worry that they will be too loud or even too quiet but these are great for sound and pitch quality. The carry case that everything neatly tucks inside is great for just sticking in your handbag or even your pocket as it doesn’t take up a lot of room.


I have been having a pretty chilled day today trying not to spend any money at the moment so spent the day blogging and catching up on Once Upon A Time on Netflix! I had my headphones in listening to music at one point and they are super comfy and I can definitely see myself wearing them on the plane or out walking. Overall I am really impressed with the quality of the Brainwavz S1 headphones and at a price of £37.00 on Amazon at the moment they are a fabulous purchase as well.

Do you own any other headphones that you could recommend to me?

Hope you liked my post? Here is the direct link to the Amazon product:

Laura x

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My Ipanema Wishlist

I have been thinking about holidays a lot lately with the fleeting sunshine that we have been blessed with. I have some exciting travel plans that will hopefully be set in stone soon so all I keep thinking of is my holiday wardrobe and more importantly, the shoes I will be wanting to take with me.

I spotted a site I had never seen before whilst looking for flip-flops and came across specifically dealing in flip-flops and lovely ones at that. I don’t know about you but I tend to buy a few pairs from Primark which maybe cost me £1 or £2 a pair and as you may expect, they don’t last very long; hence the few pairs!


I thought about buying a sturdier pair last year before my holiday to Mexico but didn’t want to buy just any old pair and never took the time to do some proper research. has footwear for Men, Women and Kids, mainly flips flops but also sandals for Women and Kids as well.

I have picked out a few of my favourite pairs from their site and will be adding them to my travel wish list for sure.

First Up I chose the Ipanema Mix Premium in black. They also come in white and gold as well as the black colour but I definitely prefer the black as they would go with lots of outfits. They are on the site for £20 and look extremely comfy.


Next up I wanted to add a bit of glam to my flip-flop and came across the Ipanema Metallic III for £18.00. This pair is black and gold again but come in more colour options including pink and blue. The top of this pair has a lovely pattern on them and would look great on again, going with many outfits.


Lastly I really liked the Ipanema Unique III pair which have a british theme to them. They are red, blue and white and are again on the website for £16.00 so an absolute bargain.


I will be updating you on my travel plans in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled and once confirmed I will be purchasing some fab summer bits and pieces like some of these lovely flip-flops. have lots of different options on their site at great prices so head on over and check them out.

I hope you liked my picks and let me know if you have any Ipanema flip-flops yourself.

Laura x

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