2014: My favourites

Given that I didn’t start blogging until December 2014, I thought I would let people hear about my favourite things of 2014. So here goes…..

Favourite Holiday

I only actually went on 1 holiday last year which was booked in Feb and then i had to wait a grueling 7 months until September to get to travel to the beauty of Mexico. I visited the El Dorado Seaside Suites in Riviera Maya and it incredible. 2 weeks of adults only, unlimited frozen mudslide cocktails and amazing food. Bob and I did loads of trips and it sometimes felt like we never stopped but the best one has to be the Snorkelling with Whale Sharks. The photo below was taken by Bob of the whale shark.

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Favourite Film

I will say that my favourite film of 2014 was Divergent. I didn’t actually see it until I was on the plane home from Mexico but it was awesome. It reminded me of The Hunger Games trilogy which is one of my all time best. I never got round to seeing Mockingjay so that’s on my wishlist when the DVD comes out and will be trekking to the cinema when Insurgent makes its appearance.

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Favourite restaurant

This is a hard category because i go the chance to go to quite a few amazing eateries last year. I have narrowed it down to 3. In 3rd place would be Red’s True barbecue in Leeds city centre. The food there is outstanding if you’re a BBQ fan which we are.

In 2nd place was Ambiente tapas York. This was on our hit list for a while but we only visited it in December even though its on our doorstep, but the tasting platter for 2 was perfect for our 1st visit, and we were well and truly stuffed walking back to the car after that.

And in 1st place is the wonderful Fazenda In Leeds. I took Bob here for his birthday meal in October and it was great. The quality of meat is fantastic baring in mind it’s all you can eat for a set price and it’s very easy to indulge straight away and have a bit of a meat pass out!

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Favourite Song

Again this is quite a difficult one but I would say that Meghan Trainer’s All About that Bass. This is a definite song for the ladies about female empowerment and not caring about your size. This was a mantra that I think I finally got my head round only a few years ago when i started to not care as much about how much i weighed. I still have the odd day where i have a wobble but who doesn’t?

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I’m confident there are plenty more favourites from my year but i thought I would just pick a snippet otherwise I could waffle on and on. Please leave any comments you feel might be helpful.

Thanks

Laura x

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Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Pads: Review

My first ever beauty review and I decided to review my recent purchase of the Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix pads. I spotted them on offer whilst browsing the aisles of my local Superdrug in York. I have always admired the range and this was one of the first products that I spotted that I immediately wanted to buy and try out.

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The product review on the Nip + fab site and on the side of the product states that the pad’s should “refresh and smooth skin, cleanse your pores and provide long lasting hydration to help your skin appear plumper.” I would absolutely agree that after a few days of using these my skin definitely felt smoother and also gave my skin a better complexion. I have really problematic skin and have to be careful what products I use, so I was relieved they didn’t irritate me instead.

I also felt like my skin had more elasticity and did look that bit plumper which is great as my skin can sometimes look a bit dulled out. Overall I was more than impressed with the pads and will definitely look to purchase them again.

My immediate thought when I saw these beauties on the shelf was in relation to game of Thrones and all fans out there will understand. I felt like a Khaleesi using these on myself.

Thanks for reading

Laura x

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It’s a New Year, Welcome to 2015!

2015 New Year celebration

We are 2 days into 2015 and I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks. I do apologize for this but its been a busy couple of weeks with work and visiting lots of family, and this is the first time I’ve been able to sit down for an extended time at my laptop.

I hope everyone’s New Year was amazing 🙂 I spent mine with the other half and friends in the local pub until about 11pm then went home and put some buffet nibbles in the oven to ring in the bells with food and prosecco. Lovely way to spend the new year with the bf.

I wanted to write this blog post to tell people about my 2015 plans.

1. To blog more frequently and tweak my blog as my head’s been buzzing with ideas lately.
2. To get a step up on the career ladder. (v.important indeed)
3. To move into our 1st home.
4. To still go away and already I have a holiday lined up and another one in the works.
5. To enjoy every single day…

This is my 5 point plan and no doubt it will be a bigger list by the end of the year. Please comment or tweet me with your plans as well @lauraknowslife

Laura x

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