Very Last Minute Stocking Filler Ideas

As every year, I am late with Christmas shopping. This year I am VERY late - busy London life, which I am sure many of you can relate to!

I found some great stocking fillers guaranteed to make your favourite people smile. And there's still (some) time to order them.

3. Love Note In A Bottle - £9.95

7. Or this Seahorse one! *heart eyes emoji* - £18

15. Bad Wallet ;) - £10.95

If all fails why not do some DYI? ;) I have posted about this simple sharpie mug decoration before. Happy gifting!

London, Baby!

I'm in London! And this announcement is two months late haha. I moved to this gorgeous city and instantly fell in love.

These two months were crazy, my life has been a roller coaster lately! The new beginning here was very stressful and a bit lonely, but now I see moving to London has been one of my best decisions.

I spend my days admiring the beauty that is London, meeting awesome people, partying, trying new things and saying 'yes' more, and to things I thought I would have never done (me going to a hip hop gig? Nooo. London, what are you doing to me ;)

I really am happy and feel extremely lucky to be able to live here, and in one of the most beautiful areas of London.

The weather here is really lovely this week, so I called R and we went for a walk around Islington. 

I’m still getting used to British summer – I’m freezing most of the time! ;) 

I wore this beautiful maxi dress from Primark, Miss Selfridge leather jacket (go for petite section if a bit cropped fit is what you’re looking for!) and my new JORD watch. 

This gorgeous piece is made from wood and was gifted to me by JORD team. I went for a Cherry & Mother Pearl one from JORD’s Sidney series. I absolutely love it and get so many compliments when I wear it! 

We wandered around, sipped on iced lattes and enjoyed sunny afternoon in a nearby park. Here’s to my new, amazing adventures in London! ;)


Dairy Free, Low Carb & Gluten Free Pancakes (Yes, Really!)

My favourite breakfast food? Definitely pancakes. It's a rather guilty pleasure of mine as I *should* eat low carb, super healthy food as I am trying to lose weight.

 It's also the best comfort food!

After few tests, I came up with a bit healthier recipe. 

They are still delicious though, if you love all things coconutty (like I do), you should give them a go!

To feed 2-4 people you'll need:

1/4 cup coconut flour

3 tablespoons coconut oil

1/4 cup coconut flakes

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 pinch salt

1 tablespoon honey

3 large eggs (at room temperature)

1/2 cup almond milk

1. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, cream together the coconut oil and honey until smooth. Whisk the eggs in, add the almond milk and coconut flakes.

3. Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Don't overwork it, or the pancakes won’t be as fluffy.

4. Heat about 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a pan over medium high heat.

5. Add batter  and cook for about 2-3 minutes on first side. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side.

6. Serve with greek yoghurt and coconut flakes or smothered in syrup if you're feeling naughty. Tuck in!

Do let me know what you think, if you decide to try them!


5 Perfect Spring Dresses & A Giveaway!

One of my latest ambitions is to up my personal style game, refresh my wardrobe and buy some feminine dresses.

Now, if you know me, this may come as a surprise as I wear black 95% of the time and I'm guilty of wearing my basic uniform - I usually wear shirts, black jackets, black skinnies and black wedges / flats / sneakers. 

I really admire fashion bloggers who can pull off new, amazing outfits everyday. No wonder fashionistas and trends are kinda intimidating for me.

I've had a good look around the web and picked 5 beautiful spring dresses from eShakti - you should definitely hear about this gem of a website.
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

eShakti is an international fashion design company providing beautiful clothing for ALL sizes and shapes. 

The best thing about them is that you can customise each and every piece to fit your shape and style, all at affordable prices.

I've partnered with eShakti to give away a 50$ gift card so you can have yourself a little spring shopping as well.

The gift card can be used over and above any other promotional offer / gift coupon in the same order.

All you have to do is to follow their social media channels and follow me on Instagram. The winner will be selected randomly on the 20th of April. Good luck! xo

*Unfortunately, the giveaway is only open to USA / Canada residents at this time.

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April Wishlist

Hello April! Birthday month, spring, what's not to like? As my birthday is on Monday, I put together a small wishlist (of things I'll probably buy myself haha).
1.  Primark floral skirted swimsuit - what a beauty!

2.  Black statement necklace (this one is Kate Spade)

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade - everyone seems to love this product and I so want to try it!

4. MAC Angel lipstick

5. Primark lace detail belted black dress

6. Nikon DSLR camera - because bloggers

7. Organic Colombian coffee - perfect gift for a coffeeholic like me, rich, low acid Colombian coffee. I just love its nutty flavour!

What's on your current wishlist?


Life Lately According To Instagram

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I've visited my beautiful London and took lots of snaps. Never seen so many selfie sticks in one place...

It was freezing cold, also probably should've taken better shoes for walking (looking at you, ridiculously uncomfortable H&M boots!).

Being in London makes up for everything though and now I'm suffering from London withdrawal. Counting the days to my move!

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Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Anna (@annamarie_bl)

Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Anna (@annamarie_bl)

I've also done some exploring closer to home, including local ZOO.

I might or might not have spent way too much time at lemur exhibit. Are there pet lemurs??

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Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Anna (@annamarie_bl)

Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Anna (@annamarie_bl)

Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Anna (@annamarie_bl)

My Valentine surprised me with these beautiful roses and made my day! (I kinda look like a psychopath in this pic...)

Not a bad V Day ��❤

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Obligatory winter flu, was stuck in bed for a week.

Not that I really mind, Broadchurch and Grey's Anatomy wasn't going to watch itself, right?

What have you been up to?


5 Things That Want To Be Your Valentine

Ah Valentine's Day. A day of love, red balloons and pink kitsch.

Whether you're in a happy relationship (I can see that smug smile) or a singleton, make this a great Saturday.

Who needs a boyfriend when you can get with these?

1. Luxurious spa in your own bathroom.

Relaxing bubble bath, your favourite music, essential oils, candles, a glass of bubbly and sweet, uninterrupted 'you time'.

I love me some Lush bubble bars in my bath!

2. A cute cuddly kitten (or a puppy).

Why not visit a rescue centre and adopt one of these little guys? They'll love you forever! 

3. This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo Crust (recipe here) *drools at the screen*

Sharing with loved ones optional.

4. Your Amazon wish list - treat yourself!

When are you going to buy these gorgeous heels if not today?

5. TV series marathon - oh hello there, new season of Broadchurch. 

Wrap yourself in blankets, grab a cuppa and catch up on your favs, My kinda night ;)

How are you spending the V Day? x