Osaka, Japan Day Two: Himeji Castle & Umeda Sky Building

I’ve been so excited to get day two of my Japan trip up as it was definitely one of my favourite days of the whole trip. If you’ve missed day one which featured a lot of sleep deprivation, jet lag and shopping then you can read that here. Without further ado, here’s what we got up to on our second day. Himeji Castle This is ever so slightly cheating as the title says Osaka, however we traveled out of Osaka on day two to visit Himeji. It took us around an hour to get there via tubes; Charlotte’s friend had…

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Brilliant Beeswax with Burt’s Bees & Giveaway*

There’s not much my skin appreciates more in the Winter than moisturising products so when I was gifted the dynamic duo that is A Bit of Burt’s Bees, it couldn’t have come at a better time. This product pairing features Burt’s Bees’ 110% Natural Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint as well as their classic Hand Salve. They are contained inside a bauble-type yellow casing; it’s a little late for Christmas gifts now but this would be the perfect little pick-me-up treat for either yourself or a loved one. The lip balm is super hydrating and I’m obsessed…

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Osaka, Japan Day One: Shinsaibashi & Ichiran Ramen

Back in October (after over a year of saving), I finally visited Japan with my boyfriend, Jesse and two of our friends, Charlotte and Matt. We went for two weeks and it was such an incredible experience that I’ve been so eager to share. This blog series is long overdue; it’s been around three months since we came back but sometimes life takes over, I already feel like I need another holiday now. From Birmingham to Osaka As any trip begins, we had to get there first; we flew from Birmingham International Airport to Kansai International Airport with KLM Airlines,…

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Wedding Ring Inspiration by Dan Baker

Today’s post is a guest post by writer Dan Baker; I really enjoyed some of his tips regarding picking out a wedding ring, I won’t spoil it too much as you can read up on them for yourself but they’re definitely pointers I’ll be referring back to when the time comes. It’ll most likely be a good few years yet until I’ll need help making this decision but for anyone that has these plans in their near future, I hope you find this post useful. – Typically people tend to assume that wedding rings are limited in terms of design.…

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My First Airbnb Experience: Journey to Japan

Back at the end of October 2018, I went on the trip of a lifetime to Japan for two weeks with my boyfriend and our two friends. Our friends had been to Japan previously the year before and had sworn by Airbnb’s so we decided to do the same thing again. We stayed in three different accommodations whilst travelling around Japan so I’ll be reviewing each of them separately. If you’re not familiar with what Airbnb is, it’s a website that enables private home owners rent out their properties to travelers. We found that using Airbnb saved us a large…

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A Date Day in Birmingham – Tremendous Turtles & Tempting Truffle Fries*

I moved into a house share in my hometown, Birmingham a few weeks ago and none of my housemates are from Birmingham. I quickly became their go-to for directions and recommendations of places to visit but I honestly felt a bit stuck for suggestions. I’ve lived in Birmingham all my life so everything here has become the norm, what people from other cities and countries might find exciting here are things that I walk past on a daily basis. I decided to put together a little ‘day in the life’ of what I typically like to get up to in…

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Easy Everyday Curls with Design.ME Hair*

Since getting a few inches cut off my hair a few months back, I’ve fallen back in love with curling my hair. I used to have hair down to my hips and it took roughly two million years (only a slight exaggeration) to curl it all. I’m lazy with my hair as it is, so I feel that deciding to get it cut was a wise decision. I’ve slowly started to get into a routine every morning of trying making an effort with my hair again so I thought I’d share this with you. It’s very quick and easy, trust…

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