A Life With Frills

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


A few months ago, I posted about my trip to a Rainbow Room International salon to get my hair braided (you can read it here). Last week, I went to the #BLOW salon in Glasgow for a different braided look, so I wanted to share it with you.

I've been practicing braiding my own hair a lot and I am getting better; but it will still mainly be salons for me at the moment, until I master the very tricky art.

BLOW Finnieston Exterior

#BLOW style and colour bar, have just launched a braid bar menu, where they offer a selection of different plaited looks. On the night I went, it was for an event promoting this and their Topshop pop-up weekend. Topshop had dressed their windows, and the Topshop personal stylist Alice McColm was there talking through festival clothes and accessories.

Like my last salon trip to get braided, I let the hair stylist at #BLOW do whatever look she wanted. I really like what she came up with, as it means I can still wear my hair down, but it's neat and out of the way too.

I can't wait to make another salon trip to get my hair braided again, and was thinking of these styles from Pinterest...

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Which one do you like best?

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015


White Chocolate, Raspberry & Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

I love cookies and cookie dough, and my favourite flavour combinations are white chocolate with macadamia nuts, and white chocolate with raspberry. So, I decided to make a batch that combined them all- the ultimate heavenly cookie!

They did turn out very heavenly indeed, and were literally packed full of ingredients. I want to share the recipe with you, so that you too can enjoy these little pieces of joy I created. First you need to start by making the basic cookie dough mix (I used this recipe). Make sure not to add any water to the mixture however, even if it looks like it needs it, as the juice from the fresh raspberries will add a lot of extra moisture.

Finally, throw in all the white chocolate (I used leftover Easter egg) and macadamia nuts that you want, plus half a cup of fresh raspberries. Mix it all together and then lay out 6 large cookies worth of mixture on a greased baking tray. I baked mine for 20 minutes at Gas Mark 4; but your oven may vary, so keep a close eye on them.

What are your favourite flavour of cookies?

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Monday, 25 May 2015



I adore my new gold vermeil SINTAMANI Domed Ring (£72 from www.jewelstreet.com). It is such a simple, but eye-catching, piece of jewellery with a unique 3D design.

JewelStreet are an online jewellery boutique that stock hundreds of independent quality designers' items all in one convenient place. I fell in love with this ring as soon as I saw it on the SINTAMANI section of the site.

SINTAMANI Domed Ring On Hand

SINTAMANI make jewellery that is crafted in the UK but inspired by historic Indian Jali architectural design. This Domed Ring is from their Star Lotus series, and is made from 925 silver that is plated in matte 24ct gold. I love how it looks so dainty on my hand.

SINTAMANI Gold Vermeil Domed Ring

As well as with the designs, SINTAMANI also put great thought into the packaging of their jewellery to complete the experience. Their pieces come in red velvet gift bags with gold trim and yellow ties- this symbolises the rich colours of Indian bridal saris, and the yellow thread tied around a bride's neck during Hindu wedding ceremonies.

Do you like the look of this ring?

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