Friday, 26 September 2014

Five Guys Burger & Fries - Bullring, Birmingham

"Five Guys has been a Washington, DC area favorite since 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to the four young Murrell brothers: "Start a business or go to college".

So this amazing place was actually found by some of my lad friends, who found an american guy singing about it in a funny video! Who'd have thought it!
So on Saturday me, the boyfriend and 3 other lads (the best friends obviously!) ventured to Birmingham Bullring to indulge in a bit of better quality Fast Food!


There are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys.
We use only fresh roll stamped prime beef.
There are no freezers in Five Guys locations, just coolers. Nothing is ever frozen.
We use only Peanut oil.

The monkey nuts are awesome!
This is a word I will be using more often! Smorgasbord!
My mate Shaun ^
These cups are 'standard size'..
You can see them cooking and preparing your food too!
Cute drawings by kids that have eaten there!
(I was super tempted to do one myself!)
The Guys (L-R) - The Boyfriend, Shaun, Woody & Ben
I had a standard Cheeseburger with Mustard & Ketchup (above)
(below) The boyfriend had a Bacon Cheeseburger with Mustard
They were gigantic! And totally amazing obviously!
The chips were sort of a fries & wedges hybrid and were served in a cup!
Less waste = Greener Environment! Even better in my opinion!
Go give them a try - see their locations here!

Overall Opinions:
I thought the food was absolutely Delicious! You definitely get what you pay for in terms of taste, size and unlimited drinks refills! For a Cheeseburger with toppings, Bacon Cheeseburger with toppings, Medium fries to share and 2 unlimited refill soft drinks it cost us £25
I thought it would cost more if i'm honest, the toppings are free by the way! The burger costs the same whether you have none or everything on it!
The burger patties themselves (there were 2) tasted beautifully cooked and you could tell how good quality the beef was that they were using. We are definitely planning to go again and I will definitely have more toppings then. I was totally blown away by the ordering system and was given a menu just of toppings! I didn't realise I would have to totally plan before I got to the front so I will be researching on the website in preparation next time!
Overall they have amazing food, great customer service and they totally won me over with them serving unlimited Dr Pepper in the soda machine!
Might even go there for this year's Birthday Treat..


Monday, 22 September 2014

Asda Mini Sale Haul!

I was out doing the weekly food shop on Thursday morning and very fortunately, the Asda George sale had started i store that morning, so I thought I better sneak a peek! As the boyfriend works nights we were at Asda at around 8am so it was great to have a look at the Sale before all the mums came in after the school run! I was a little gutted that they didn't have some of the things i'd seen online but I still managed to grab a few bits for super cheap!

They had some beautiful underwear for only £1 each!
I just couldn't pass by the Tom & Jerry ones for nostalgia either..
Pretty pastels..
Super cute slogans!

I bought this gorgeous blue grid top, it has a mesh panel at the bottom and will look great with jeans! It was only £3

I needed some new comfy pyjamas and these are so cute! The design is beautiful and the best thing is that they weren't even online so they were a fab surprise buy for only £4

I love the sports bras from Asda George, they are super comfy and are a reasonable price usually so to grab one for only £3 was amazing! 

I love Asda George and always have a quick peep at their 'New In' sections online, they stock some great quality clothing at bargain prices so I'd suggest you take a look if you haven't already.
Their AW14 range has some lovely pieces that I really want to invest in!

Take a look HERE.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

YOU BEAUTY Discovery Box

I've had my fair share of subscription boxes over the past few years and found that they weren't quite for me, always cancelling them after 2 or 3 boxes.. My first impressions of this box however are a little different. I love how the box is discreet and classically simple, it is what it is.
I also like how the products fit in comfortably but they aren't flying around a big box every time you move it, it seems a great size and the mix of products you receive is perfect for me.
Haircare, beauty and a little bit of healthy lifestyle too.
At only £6.95 a month (with P£P included!) I think it's a great way to find some new products in very decent trial sizes; you get to pick 2 products from their monthly list and then get some added extras thrown in to surprise you so you're guaranteed to get 2 products you want!

They also have Limited Edition boxes - check them out here.
What do you think of Subscription Boxes?


John Frieda Shampoo & Conditioner in Brilliant Brunette
Toni & Guy GLAMOUR Volume Plumping Whip
- Crabtree & Evelyn Tea: Afternoon Tea & Blackberry Green Tea
- Product September Booklet
Mavala MAVADRY (dries nail polish in seconds)
- Make Up Sponge
- £2 off coupon for Brilliant Brunette Collection
- £25 giftcard for Hello Fresh


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

My Top 3 Scents ft. Fragrance Expert

Lacoste - Touch Of Pink
buy it here
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Violet, Carrot Seed Oil
Top Notes: Orange, Cardamon,Coriander
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla

This was my very first perfume. It was a present for my 12th birthday from my uncle and i've never looked back! The bottle is a beautiful blend of clear and pink glass, it looks shiny, classy and is a perfect fit to my bright-loving self. It is very feminine, modern and spontaneous - my go-to feel good day fragrance. The scent never fails to cheer me up! I wear it almost daily and i've never had any problems with leakage when keeping it in my overnight bag. If you like floral and fruity fragrances, i'd recommend giving this a try - it's great value to buy too!

Davidoff - Cool Water Woman
buy it here
Heart Notes: Lily of the Valley
Top Notes: Watermelon
Base Notes: Sandalwood

I saw this for years on tv adverts before taking the plunge to try it. The bottle always stood out to me with it's beautiful shape, cone-like base and gentle blue colouring. It's a definite summer fragrance and is perfect for daytime dates! It has a wonderfully 'beachy' feel to it, fresh and adventurous and is the perfect holiday accompaniment. This always goes in my suitcase! The watermelon really comes through and the sweetness of lily just makes it perfect! Who knew a fragrance could hold so many of my favourite things! It also looks beautiful sitting on the bathroom shelf..

Ghost - Deep Night
buy it here
Heart Notes: Apricot, Peach, White Wood
Top Notes: Cereus, Rose
Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla

This fragrance was an 'accidental' find. It was bought for me as a present when I was 15 and the person who bought it thought it fitted me as the bottle was black and I dressed like a 'rock chick'.. hmm.. But anyways, I fell in love! The bottle for starters is immensely cute in shape and the top is a fantastic idea, I just love the simplicity. The fragrance is sweet and sensual, perfect for date night and has a deep tone to it - almost smoky in a way. It is definitely seductive too, my boyfriend loves this fragrance and so that has to make it a winner! If you haven't tried this before, please do! It's just beautiful!


*All opinions expressed are my own and I was not asked to write or compensated for this post in any way

Sunday, 7 September 2014

We All Got Left Behind, We Let It All Slip Away

Leather Mix Jeans - MANGO/Asos
White Vest - Matalan
Crop Jumper - Forever21 / sale
Converse - Foot Asylum
Duffle Bag (similar) - New Look / sale

The denim and leather mix jeans from Mango are insanely comfortable! They fit like a complete dream.. The fact they have a denim waist means that you don't get the sticky leather feeling and they hug rather than squeeze your skin. They are by far my favourite jeans brand and I will hopefully be investing in (many) more pairs this Autumn/Winter. I decided to keep the rest of the outfit simple as I wanted the jeans to speak for themselves. A white vest top and cobalt blue crop jumper seemed the perfect mix along with my trusty converse hi-tops for a casual weekend look. I could have added more accessories but just loved how my duffle bag looked and didn't want to ruin the aztec vibe of it!
I'm off to celebrate my soon to be sister-in-laws birthday - Happy Sunday!


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Definitely Maybe

Crochet Batwing Sweater - Oasap Free Trial*
'Starbucks' Top - Romwe
Leigh Jeans - Topshop
Patent Bag - Mango
Pumps - New Look

This sweater is my new favourite and I have already worn it 3 times this week! It's the perfect staple for autumn layering and is definitely on-trend. I chose the pastel blue colour as I thought I could dress it up or down as it would look just as good as a cover-up for an evening out. Although the sleeves look quite baggy, they do have 'cuffs' at the ends to stop them from slipping down your arm too far yet they aren't restricting at all. The design does look quite liable to ripping but i've had absolutely no trouble and i'm one of the ridiculously clumsy people! Find the Oasap *Free Trials here.
It was really sunny but there was a slightly strong wind so I thought this would be perfect for layering over a long sleeved top for a pastel contrast and to add some more colour. It's actually quite insulating considering the material, I put it on over a vest top yesterday and it was actually quite warm!
I teamed it with my trusty Mango bag and my New Look pumps as i'm absolutely loving the wine colouring, I actually thought they complimented the sweater very well. I think you might be seeing a little more of this sweater this month.