29 May 2016

Trend Tease: Tap Into Talisman


With Summertime freedom and tropical holiday escapes bouncing round the teasing corner it seems that it's not just our passports that are itching for some ethnic travel of wanderlust curiosity but our jewellery boxes too! 


Travelling vibes and energy across enchanting influences like Tibetan traditions, Indian legend and Egyptian folklore have been encapsulated and woven within the delicate motifs and intricate craftsmanship of this New Season nod to Talismanic design. Such pieces are symbolic of the beautiful cyclic nature of life and messages of enchanting mythology to connect the wearer with the spiritual energies of their chakras and the world around them.

The nod to whimsical Bohemian escapism radiates from the magical and mystical charms of protection and intuition, rustic earthy tones and finishes, etched symbolic motifs and celestial elements inspired by spoken stories of Goddess's and wisdom. A delicate fusion of personality, spirituality and iconic legend, tap into this trend of Talisman temptation and wear your heart on your sleeve (quite literately) to ward off evil spirits, capture that good jewellery karma and nail the next season fashion fix! 




Slip into escapism and let the enchanting Talisman beauty charm its way into your jewellery box...

Look out for these particular symbolic charms...

Hamsa Hands
Hamsa Hands are one of the most symbolic talismanic icons deriving from ancient middle Eastern cultures. These are often worn as an sign of the ultimate defence of power to ward off the forces of evil and the negative energies of jealousy, envy and hatred.



The Ouroboros
The Ouroboros is a greek word translating to "tail devourer" and is one of the oldest ancient mythological symbols used within Talismanic jewellery. These symbols are often a serpent or dragon eating its own tail as a way of depicting a cyclical form of existence in how the past (the tail) can disappear and vanish but will always resurface and continue to exist in a different realm. The Ouroboros is representative of duality and often referred to as the symbol of infinity due to its infinite shape. 



Chakras
Chakras, derived from Indian legend are known to be the energy wheels within the body that help align and balance our spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing. These seven energy centres within the midline of the body circulate and swirl to keep the emotional energy flow within our body "open". Becoming aware of our intuition keep these chakras unblocked and in balance as life forces that help to keep us happy and healthy. 




With spirits flying high, magical and mystical within the jewellery world, I've plucked the best of the bunch buzzing with energy, beauty, elegance and fine craftsmanship. Let your heart and your soul fall in love with these enchanting brands of bohemia allure...







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26 May 2016

Mix It Up! Cereal Cocktail Bar


It goes without saying that cereal is the answer to all of lives' woes, throws and miseries. There's nothing quite like lifting the ledge of a new cardboard box, ripping open a fresh bag o'flakes and munching away the pain of being an adult. Let's face it, adulting can get pretty boring and dull so unleash your inner child and set your flighty sights on the majestical cereal cupboard!



Cereal is dependable, it's always there for you day or night, cereal doesn't judge, cereal always delivers a shot of sugar happiness and cereal remains consistently satisfying any time of day. Cereal delivers without disillusion, ulterior motives or false appearances; it keeps life simplez. You pour, you drizzle the leche, you grab yo spoon, you munch, you crunch and then let that cereal high soar!

Everyone knows that mixing your cereal is the only way to truly live so any cereal purists out there, consider this your polite cue to scamper to the exit. My parting advice for you is to let your poor deprived souls live and let live! 



Mix it up, mash it up and crunch your morning into pure sugar-coated delight by upgrading your cereal game and get creative with the Kelloggs boxes. They're GR-R-REAT! ...(other brands are available). 

So without further adieu, break free from the shackles of your monotonous bowl of poopflakes and let your tastebuds get down n'filthy dirty with bursting flavours and textural thrills! With this cupboard concoction of cereal cocktails, your morning is just about to get interesting...You're welcome!




Spoons at the ready you cheeky cereal killers...


Raisin The Bar

This cocktail's good for the mood, good for the soul and good for the guts. It's like one big bowl of poop fuel so pour it up and shout out loud n'proud...bran gran thank you ma'am!

Bran Flakes / Raisin Wheats / Jordan's Flame Raisin Granola / 1 small banana, sliced / Natural Yoghurt


Gold Digga

Everyone loves a little extra golden dolla in their day so kickstart your morning and get yourself digging for some nuggets...


Golden Nuggets / Golden Grahams / Honey Nut Cheerios / Maple Syrup Drizzle / Semi-skimmed Milk



Tequila Wheats

Wake up your morning with some pillow pockets of the hard stuff to put that zing in your step with this powerhouse mashup...

Frosted Mini Wheats / Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds / Honey Shreddies / White Chocolate Milk


Sex on the Coco Rocks

What better way is there to wake up in the morning then having a naughty little fix of toe-tingling, stacked goodness packed with flavour to heighten the senses? Go get your teeth wrapped around those balls pronto - the chocolate balls I mean. Honestly, your imagination....how filthy.

Coco Pops Rocks / Choco Shreddies / Nesquik / Lion Cereal / Hazelnut Crave / Chocolate Milk



Long Island Nut Case

A bit of a nut case mess first thing in the morning? Calm yo' nuts and get your lips smackin' on this nutty mix of deliciousness. This is one highbrow cocktail with a delectable crunch in every salivating bite... (pop in a few ice cubes and those flakes will keep cold, crisp and a crunchy work of art!)


Grape Nuts / Crunchy Nut Cornflakes / Crunchy Nut Caramel Bites / Special K Protein Crunch / Hazelnut Milk



Bloody Berry

What's makes a flavour bursting bowl of happiness in the morning? A berry good cereal mix mash up that's what! Make it up, shake it up and inject a bit of bloody juicy brightness into your sleepy slumber...


Special K Red Berries / Dorset Berry Granola / Shredded Wheat Cherry Bakewell / Cinnamon Oat Crisp Cheerios / Handful of blueberries / Strawberry Milk



ClusterNut-tini

Everyone knows that two heads are better than one, three heads are even better, four makes sparks fly and having a cluster of bright ideas and innovative mixtures makes for one satisfying crunch of a job well done. Knock back this naughty ClusterNut-tini morning cocktail and you'll bring some nutty ideas to that conference table...

Clusters Cereal / Honey Nut Shredded Wheat / Jordans Honey Nut Country Crisp / Cheerios Oat Crisp / Hazelnut Milk



Banana Bahama Mama

This s*** is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s! Tuck into this glorious cereal combination and swagger into your morning feelin' fancy ready to smash the day like a game of bananaramas!

Banana Mini Weetabix / Frosted Flakes / Honey Nut Cheerios / All-Bran Golden Crunch / 1 small banana, sliced / Banana Milk


Krispie Pop Punch

Crisp icy punch in the morning air? Snap on the heating, crack open the cereal cupboard and pop into a crunchy world of straight-up delish!

Rice Krispies / Ricicles / Cheerios Oat Crisp / Frosted Flakes / Golden Grahams / Semi-skimmed Milk 


Corn Flake Colada

Don't cheat yourself to a rushed and unsatisfying morning by flaking out on filling your boots with some sunshine glory. Whack open those curtains, let the sunshine flow in and get the beach party started in your breakfast bowl of tutti-frutti adult indulgence...

Rude Health Coconut & Chia Granola / Cornflakes / Frosted Shreddies / Jordans Tropical Crunchy Oat Granola / Fresh Passionfruit, cut & drizzled / Semi-skimmed Milk


Honey Nut Royale

A breakfast cocktail mashup that is pure, built of class, drowned in blinding jewels of crunchy lust and bound in memorable superiority - get your filthy mitts on this breakfast bowl of champions!

Honey Nut Cornflakes / Crunchy Nut Honey & Nut Clusters / Honey Shreddies / Golden Nuggets / 1 Small Banana, sliced / Drizzle of Honey / Hazelnut Milk



Frostie Collins

A little bit sexy, a little bit sleazy, a vessel of smoulder and allure just chilling in an icy slumber waiting to be caressed, enjoyed and never forgotten. Will you be the one to warm up this frosty number with your tastebuds? 

Frosted Flakes / Ricicles / Frosted Mini Wheats / Golden Grahams / Frosted Shreddies / Handful Dried Mango & Pineapple / Semi- Skimmed Milk




Pour it up, pour it up! Get creative with your kitchen cupboard as these tasty cocktails are so hair-raisingly moorish they should be sinful! Get crunching'!

Love, Sarah

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21 May 2016

Step Outside & Let The Change Begin


You've seen it, you've heard it, you've ignored it and you've probably even half-attempted it at some point but let's face it, it's a bugger to crack and bloody exhausting to persevere with.
Curious?



Comfort Zones. They're far from comfortable, they no doubt will cause distress, anxiety and a serious case of drippy pits so where's the reward and achievement in pushing beyond what feels familiar and safe? Often when people murmur about pushing beyond comfort zones, their imagination springs to adrenaline inducing activities that are so whacky-backy to everyday life, there's little understanding to how this concept can revolutionise our daily existence. Of course lunging yourself out of an open plane door will push your limit buttons and cause your dear heart to scream but that little thump thump in your chest when you're introduced to a big potential work client or you have to re-route your daily morning commute are all activities that push you beyond what feels normal, safe and comfortable.



Whilst anxiety and discomfort are things we don't jump out of bed to pursue and experience on the daily, that surge in anxiety is surprisingly one of life's most beneficial assets. Why? Anxiety tests us, makes us question, challenges our perceptions and most importantly pushes us to move, improve and overcome.


"If You Always Do What You've Always Done Then You'll Always Get What You've Always Got."


As individuals we get complacent, sheltered and untroubled when we fall into rhythms, behaviours, patterns and routines that we find easy, habitual and recognisable. When something unbeknown and unexpected gets thrown into the pipeline, we hit the panic buttons and lose our ability to accustom and adapt. As such circumstances unsettles our "quiet easy lives" we then learn to avoid, retract and scurry back to what feels familiar and ok. Take a moment to ask yourself whether what you always do - day in, day out is leading you in the right direction. Are your behaviours making you happy, satisfied and living life to your full potential? Are you fulfilling your dreams and life visions?



Pushing beyond your safety zones will feel odd and scary but ultimately so does staying stuck in the same place of half-hearted living. We need the discomfort and unexpected in order to grow, to learn and test ourselves so that we can flourish and strengthen both our mental, physical and emotional existence. Staying within the confines of your comfort zones will eventually lead you to losing the hope and dreams of adventure and your glimmer for life will dull out of fear of trying something new. Forcing yourself to step outside the easy and tackling the unknown and unexplored opens up so much potential, so many opportunities and enables you to achieve things far greater than you could staying where you are.



Not everything will go to plan but that's the reward of stepping outside the safe and the familiar. That is what we call l-i-v-i-n-g. Essentially no-one is perfect; we're not meant to be. Our beauty as a nation resides in our flaws and imperfections and with risk comes the potential for failure. Yet with risk also comes the potential for great, miraculous triumphs. To give you some more food for thought and inspiration for taking the first step into pushing beyond your sheltered habits, let your mind mull and weigh up these brain musings...


Staying Cosy In Your Comfort Zones...
  • Security
  • Peace of mind
  • Short term fulfilment
  • Familiarity
  • Comfort

Taking A Risk And Stepping Outside....
  • Achieve your wider dreams and goals
  • Experience new things
  • Meet new people
  • Growth as an individual
  • Strengthens resilience
  • Long term fulfilment
  • Adaptability
  • Confidence

In truth the second list can go on and on and I bet if you're honest with yourself, a few extra benefits of pushing yourself beyond comfort sprung to mind. Which one sounds more exciting, happy, accomplished and carefree? I think the answer lies just beyond that line you drew on the ground right there...Step over it and the answer is yours! 

I've recently met a truly beautiful lady who in just two short meetings has helped to open my eyes a little wider and question my perceptions of the world and the opportunities that lie beyond the life I have settled for. My goals and aspirations go beyond the daily existence I have become comfortable with and I hope that this poem she magically read to me resonates with the goals you hold yourself and shakes up your awareness of what it is that you strive for in life...



The Comfort Zone

by Anonymous

I used to have a comfort zone
where I knew I couldn't fail,
The same four walls of busy work
were really more like a jail

I longed so much to do the things
I'd never done before,
But I stayed inside my comfort zone
and paced the same old floor

I said it didn't matter
that I wasn't doing much,
I said I didn't care for things
like diamonds or furs and such

I claimed to be so busy
with the things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for
something special of my own

I couldn't let my life go by
just watching others win,
I held my breath and stepped outside
to let the change begin

I took a step and with new strength
I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone good bye
and closed and locked the door

If you are in a comfort zone
afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners
were at one time filled with doubt

A step or two and words of praise
can make your dreams come true
Greet your future with a smile,
success is there for you!





Let perfection go. Raise the bar, quit making excuses out of fear and allow yourself to enjoy a journey of chance, growth and change. 
Step outside your comfort zone and give yourself the chance for greatness. I double dare you. 


Love, Sarah

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18 May 2016

Fresh Finds Of The Summer Playlist



Flagging fast like a fish out of water and in desperate need for 5pm on a Friday afternoon to roll around? Join the sleepy slumber club! 

To get you through the lagging lurchers of the working week, I've stepped into my fairy-godmother slippers (ruby red if you're curious) and rumbled together some ultimate feel-good beats set to heat up your speakers this Summer and sizzle you straight into that fabulous Friday feeling! 


Tune into the chill out zone of Summer happiness and dial up a little zing into your current blue-mood cruise ready for the weekend!

- Final Song




Terror Jr - Sugar




Aluna George - I Remember




JOY - Crazy For You




Charlie Puth (ft. Selena Gomez) - We Don't Talk Anymore




MKTO - Superstitious




Astrid S - Hurts So Good



HUGEL (ft. Jasmine Thompson) - Where We Belong



Lukas Graham - Mama Said




LEON - Treasure



Belly (ft. The Weeknd) - Might Not



R3hab, Felix Snow (ft. Madi) - Care




Dua Lipa - Hotter Than Hell



CAZZETTE, Aron Chupa (ft. The High) - She Wants Me Dead




Love, Sarah

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