January Favourites

January Favourites

Ok so first off who else is glad January is fiiinally over!? Don’t get me wrong I’ve actually had a really nice month but blimey it feels long! I thought I’d share just a few things Ive been enjoying this month from fashion, makeup and a little bit of food.


Every girl needs a staple leather jacket and pair of boots in her life and that is exactly what I’ve been living in lately. I got the boots for Christmas and I don’t think I’ve ever loved another pair of shoes like I love these, they literally go with everything along with the jacket. This jacket has been around for a good couple of years but it’s one of those that I get out every year and I think I love it more & more with age!

Next up a few makeup bits, like the ABH Modern Renaissance palette, this little beauty has been on my makeup wishlist for a long time so when I opened it up on Christmas Day I was one very happy girl. My favourite shades are the orangey ones and pink ones but all of them are very pigmented yet blendable, it’s just a winner. I now want to give all the other palettes a go too because you know you can never have enough makeup right!? Thanks to a friend I’ve also discovered the NYX Liquid Suede lipsticks, they last for ages, have a matte finish but the best bit about them is they’re not drying at all..couldn’t recommend enough. They’re always in my handbag ready to grab for a quick top up throughout the day.

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Moving on to a couple of non beauty related bits, my MacBook Air ..it has literally changed my life! I was using my very old laptop before which I had since I was about 12 and was mainly used for chatting on MSN & Myspace back in the day (showing my age there), it was so painfully slow. I’m still getting used to the MacBook but so far so good. If anybody has any good photography/blog related apps they could recommended it would be very much appreciated.

Lastly these little balls of heaven..Lindt Strawberries & Cream. I’m not normally a fan of Lindt chocolates I’ve just always found them way to sickly, I mean don’t get me wrong these are still SO sickly but its worth it. I won’t lie it was the pretty pink packaging which actually sold them to me (yup basic … thats me!) but I have no regrets.

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I’m planning on doing a little roundup of favourites every month, I’ve linked the things I can down below. Thanks for reading x


Leather Jacket (similar)

ABH Palette

NYX Lipstick in Soft Spoken

NYX Lipstick in Tea & Cookies

Top 5 Places to Eat in Amsterdam

Top 5 Places to Eat in Amsterdam

So here it goes my first blog post, I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now but kept being too bothered about not being good enough but on a recent trip to Amsterdam thought why not!? Mainly because this was my third trip to Amsterdam and FINALLY I found some decent places to eat. To be fair I think the trips before that were probably down to me not doing enough research but I just couldn’t find any decent places and lets face it for anybody that knows me eating is my favourite thing to do, along with shopping, drinking coffee and walking my sausage dog but that’s for another time! So here’s 5 places I’d highly recommend you try if you’re planning a trip to The Dam.

1. Foodhallen

So this is a must, the first indoor food market in the Netherlands and it doesn’t disappoint. From Mexican, pizza, Indian, Sushi, Pastries, frozen yoghurt, burgers, the classic Dutch Bitterballen and soo much more there’s definitely something that will appeal to everybody and if there’s not there is a bar right in the middle so you’re sorted either way. We went for Tacos from Taqueria Lima which were good but slightly too spicy for my liking. We then went for a handmade pizza from Renatos and a little (well quite big) Mediterranean sharing platter from Maza which were both so good! Slightly on the pricey side but worth it for the great atmosphere and great food. I also forgot to mention it’s in an old tram station which is just my kind of thing!


2. Bakers & Roasters

This is the one if you’re looking for a nice little brunch spot. Always a good sign (but slightly annoying if you get to the hangry point like me) when there’s a bit of a wait for a table because it’s just so popular. There’s all sorts of options which are served all day which is amazing because lets face it nobody really wants to be rushing around early so you don’t miss brunch on a relaxing weekend away. Pancakes, full breakfasts with all the trimmings and my personal fave Eggs Benedict. There’s also loads of fresh juice, tea and coffee options. So all in all a definite winner.


bakers & roasters

3. Los Feliz

If you’re a fan of Mexican food this little beauty is worth a visit, even if it’s just for the most amazing toilets I’ve ever seen, all I’m saying is tile goals (check my instagram!) but yeah the food is incredible, best Mexican I’ve eaten. We got nachos to start which were amazing and just spicy enough, then I went for the Chicken quesadillas which also did not disappoint. Lovely relaxed laid back atmosphere as well and the decor is just so cute!

los feliz

4. Black and Blue

My boyfriend who loves a good steak decided to go here for his birthday night and we both loved it. I was happy straight away simply based on the amount of effort they had gone to with Christmas decorations, I came away feeling very festive! Back to the main event though the food and it was oh so good. We both went for steak and it was cooked perfectly and full of flavour. The sides came separately to share but you could have unlimited chips and salad which suited us just fine. There was also vegetarian options on the menu if you’d prefer.

black and blue

5.  De Bijenkorf

Started with a food market recommendation and ending with another one, but they are both very different. So this is a big department store in Dam Square and at Christmas time (which is the only time I’ve experienced it) it’s what dreams are made of. Obviously you have to walk through the entire shop to get to the food hall on the top floor but it is a very nice shop to walk through. Then once you get to the top its like another little world just full of all the good food, sandwiches, sushi, pasta, pizza, stir fries and the most amazing hot chocolate. It’s all completely fresh as well, so if you’re in that area and looking for a nice lunch spot I couldn’t recommend enough.

de bijenkorf

Let me know if you have any favourite places to eat in Amsterdam just incase I find myself back there for a fourth time!


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