If you’re a Londoner, you’ll be used to seeing a Leon’s around every corner but if you’re from other parts of the UK or even further afield, unfortunately you’re missing out on this little treasure I was pleased to discover a few months back. When you think of fast food you instinctively associate it with chicken nuggets, fries and whatever else lies in the uncertainty of the ingredients. But it doesn’t have to be that way and you can still enjoy delicious meals made from all natural foods and get it within the time it takes to flip a Big Mac…. and if that isn’t enough to persuade you, the prices are practically identical.
The menu includes an arrangement of superfood salads, wraps, rice boxes… think meatballs in a tomato sauce or chicken and chorizo. Or if thats not enough you can still get a burger and a side of baked fries but you’ll be reassured that you’re getting fresh produce created from all natural ingredients.
I normally get a rice box with a peach, lemon and white tea juice and if I’m feeling extra hungry I’ll even get a side of baked fries.. Something I definitely recommend trying if you get the opportunity.
Convenient, cheap, tasty AND healthy.. possibly the perfect combination for when deciding what you want for lunch, right?
*The Leon Gobi, Menu HERE
Interning at a British fashion house weeks before London Fashion Week means comfy shoes, three lattes a day and an ‘anything is possible’ attitude.. It unfortunately does not include a series of status’ and tweets with pictures included. I’d love to of shared my experience via social media but its equally as impossible to find the time as it is unprofessional. Now that it’s all over its acceptable to talk about how I spilled red wine and kissed a thousand napkins to make the show invites a little more trashy and how I found myself at Lilly Allen’s house dropping off some insanely fluffy coats. So apologies for the god damn awful photos.
The constant reminders from industry insiders on how anticipated the show was just made me all the more excited that I was working the show for one of my favourite brands. Think 80s society girls gone wild and you’ll sum up the collection perfectly. Filled with colour, embellishments and of course some sassy phrases printed across garments.. an expected element to any House of Holland show. This year it was Rich Bish but I’ll let you see that for yourself whilst I reminisce about the after party at an exclusive swish hotel with an ever-so-generous free bar.
*Not my video
T Shirt – Sex Pistols Tee | Boots – Dr Martens | Jacket – Vintage Levi’s | Hat – H&M
Ironic how the only time I manage to get some OOTD snaps is when I’m conveniently dressed in an arrangement of the comfiest items I own. There really isn’t anything special about this outfit and the photo is unflattering BUT I do love this jacket with all my heart.. and the boots aren’t far behind, that’s if they weren’t such a bitch to break into.
Not quite ‘new year, new me’ worthy but considering I used to find minimalist clothing unoriginal and overrated I’ve found myself not only jumping on the bandwagon but taking a firm seat at the front lately. Statement pieces are all well and good but key word being statement; Once you’ve made it, bam, who wants to see it again, nobody right?
Whereas crisp textures and simplistic designs can be worn effortlessly time and time again. Why would I not want that?
It’s like a revolution but theres only so many plain white tees a girl can own before this gets boring, surely?
Ending the year with a cheeky little review of this American Apparel Matte Top Coat that I picked up a few weeks ago at the AA store on Portobello Road. The sales assistant reminded me of how well it sells, which came as no surprise considering the amount of hype surrounding it online. It costs a hefty £9 which is incredibly over priced but the quality does make up for it with a smooth application and only requiring one coat over your chosen colour. I’ve been using it over the top of a black nail polish so that my nails match my matte black Range Rover.. that’s parked in the garage of my dreams, obviously. Unfortunately the finish isn’t as matte as I’d like it to be, it has more of a semi-gloss finish and although that isn’t ideal, it stills leaves a satisfying finish and maintains it for a good 4-5 days chip free. The packaging is also decent and lets be realistic, the deciding factor always comes down to a decent font. I approve, AA.
I always feel the need to justify my absense on here when it’s been 2+ weeks since I last blogged but I normally resist and hope that you all get it, you know? that thing called life that can sometimes get a bit busy? yeah, that. So this is going to be a bit of a wordy post and may require a cup of tea and a few biscuits to make your way through it, or of course you could just brush past it, as a review on a MAC lipstick is far more entertaining than me rambling on about my life.
Christmas is only 10 sleeps away and I’ve been so pre-occupied on everything else that I’ve slowly become the Grinch (nothing a trip down Oxford St couldn’t sort out though). I’m more concerned on where Summer went and how I’ve gone from sleeping all day and drinking numerous tango ice blasts whilst driving down long roads to a job, a short lived university experience (currently on a gap year now.. what a drop out) and spending a large part of my life travelling back and forth London to intern (and obviously find time to shop). Starbucks has slowly became my best friend and as crazy as life has become I think I’ve actually got it under control. The seasons changed quicker than ever this year and so did my life, but that’s just me being melodramatic and on that note i’ll give it a rest.
I hope these snaps of London made you feel all warm and fuzzy because Santa is almost here, or panic because you’re not at all prepared. I also found time to see Two Door Cinema Club at the o2 Arena this weekend which was easily one of the best gigs I’ve ever attended. Take me back, please.
A slightly hypocritical purchase as I find Rihanna extremely overrated and obnoxious but I’m a sucker for a MAC lipstick and leaving the house without a bright red or deep shade of purple pasted across ma’ lips is a little daunting nowadays. The packaging resembles a bullet with the traditional MAC shape and rose gold colour; fierce packaging for equally as fierce colours.
MAC lipsticks have the reputation that although a little pricey, completely justified by the quality of the product. I love the matte finish of these lipsticks as gloss/shine on lip products have never appealed to me. Unfortunately the matte formulation makes them extremely drying on the lips and on times harsh to apply, this is to be expected of any lip product that has a matte finish though. However the lasting power on them is so impressive it takes the edge off dried out lips at the end of the day. I rarely need to re-apply and when I do it’s normally just an excuse to admire the packaging for the billionth time.
As you can tell by the pictures, RiRi Woo is a vibrant red with slight blue undertones. Also made clear by the pictures, it’s already a well loved product. You also don’t need to worry about it bleeding out which is always a bonus for someone like me who manages to lose any suitable lip liner to match this colour.
The second colour I picked up is Talk That Talk which is a dark deep purple and perfect for colder months. Admittedly a little darker on the lip than first anticipated and possibly the most daring lipstick I own but I’ve learnt to love it and plan on using it a tone this Winter.
Sorry if this has been a little more wordy than what my normal posts include, I just wanted to mix it up a little and share this review.