Outfit of the Day

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Style posts have to be one of my favourite posts to create, my lovely beauty and fashion blogger friend Steph  https://stephaniegracealt.wordpress.com and I decided to do a style post collab since the weather is getting a lot nicer going towards May. Her post will be up next Friday so you should defiantly visit her blog it is amazing. 

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My outfit of choice is just a super casual look combining a pair of top shop denim jeans with one of my favourite jackets from Zara, and a delicate black lace top also from Zara. The shoes are a pair of classic suede black boots that I picked up from New Look in the summer. My small black bag is from Mangos suit collection range, and lastly I decide to wear a red and green tartan scarf to tie the look together (pardon the pun) from a little vintage shop in Manchester called Pop Boutique. I still have the habit of wearing a lot of black, but I just think it is a colour that goes with everything. I would love some comments below of how to maybe add a little bit more colour into my style.

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Liebster Award- A Christmas Edition

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Recently I have been nominated by 2 fellow bloggers for the Liebster Award. When I received the comments on my notification, I couldn’t believe it. I had always thought that I of all people would never get the chance to win an award, so it means so much to me. Building my blog has been so rewarding as I feel it has developed me as a person, so when an occasion like this come along, I feel all my efforts have been recognised.

The Liebster Award is one that is presented to bloggers by bloggers with 200 or less followers, in order to encourage each other to write and discover new and upcoming blogs. As it is the festive season the Liebster award has come around at Christmas.

I want to say a great big thank you to the 2 massively inspiring bloggers who have nominated me.

A 16 year old blogger who goes by the blog name Miss Glamourous Sweatpants. Visit her blog here

and the marvellous blogger who goes by the blog name Monentrée    Visit here blog here .

There are some rules to follow…

Once nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you

•Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post

•Nominate 10 other bloggers who have 200 followers or less who you think are worthy of the award

•Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can nominate the person who nominated you.

•Answer the 10 questions asked to you by the person who nominated you and create 10 questions for your nominees.

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Questions for bloggers who nominated me

Favourite ice-cream flavour?
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Ever since trying mango flavour ice cream in the ice cream parlours in Germany, I have never been able to find a nicer flavour of ice cream. Mango is just such a perfect flavour. It doesn’t help that I can’t have normal ice cream because of my plant based lifestyle so I have always preferred sorbet.

Bonfire or firework nights?
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I have always been fascinated and enthused by fireworks. From a young age I just remember watching the bright colours, as they impacted the skyline with my parents. But I still love bonfires non the less, it’s just I find the smell of the fire lingering in clothes days after rather off putting.

What is your favourite Christmas song?
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Recently I have been loving listening to this classical Christmas song as it has been getting me into the Christmas spirit. It is a bit of a choir song though, especially as my youth choir are singing it for the upcoming Christmas festival but I just love the melody.

 

What’s your winter wardrobe staple?
Black suede boots-

I have been wearing these boots rather a lot at the moment. I love boots when the weather gets a bit colder as my feet can be a bit more snuggled than if I just wore my converse. I got my suede boots from Mango in the summer whilst on my holiday in Annecy. I have done a previous blog post about this shopping trip.

Who’s your current celeb crush?
Oli White (YouTube)-

I have always loved watching Oli White’s video on YouTube, in fact I think he was the first YouTuber I watched. His videos always cheer up my up and make me laugh.

Favourite holiday? ( Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc )
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Who doesn’t like Christmas?. It’s such a lovely time of the year, bringing my whole family together. I also love making new treats and recipes. I also don’t celebrate thanksgiving as I am from the UK.

What’s on your Christmas wish list?
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My ultimate wish has to be a new blogging camera as  I have been using my dad’s Nikon D40 for the past year. It would be great to get a new one I can call my own.

What’s the only one place you dream to visit the most?
Australia-

Since being a young child I have dreamed of visiting Australia. The country has stood out to be a beautiful place to travel and one day I would like to visit this amazing place.

Wrapping papers or paper bags?
Wrapping paper-

Wrapping paper makes me smile as I always pick either really cute or quirky designs that make my friends laugh. I also have a lovely family tradition where every year me and my mum wrap presents together.

What is your favourite gift received? ( Birthday gift, Christmas gift etc )? Mac studio fix powder-

This was a hard decision to come to because I love all my gifts equally. However the gift I remember being the most thrilled with was my Mac Studio Fix Powder I got for my birthday. It was the first Mac product I had ever received and I felt so special applying it.

My nominations

Eve Bennett

Melodramatic adventures

Sara Gattoni

Mt. Washington Beauty

Maria Brigitte

Rachel Colley

Spencres curls

Basically Chloe

kayla alyse

Mandeville sisters

I follow each of these fantastic bloggers and deeply enjoy their blogs, so you should definitely check them out!

Congratulations guys.

The 10 questions for you are:

 

My questions

What is your favourite Christmas past time memory?
What is your favourite Christmas food?
Who is your celebrity crush?
What is your winter wardrobe staple?
Who is your inspirational icon?
What is your favourite Christmas home comfort?
What is favourite Christmas bake?
What do you want most for Christmas?
Sour or sweet?
What’s your one must have beauty item?
 

Almond Oat Cookies ||| Biscoitos de Aveia e Amêndoa

Thought I would share this brilliant blog post.

ENTRE JARDINS - vegetarian and plant based recipes

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I had every intention of sharing a super-powered-healthy-healing soup with you for this next post but these cookies got somewhat in the way… I’m sure you don’t mind?.. Especially if I tell you these come together in a jiffy, a quality not to be neglected by someone who wants a satisfying cookie, say 5 minutes ago, and doesn’t have the patience to follow through complicated recipes.

A word on blackstrap molasses – a byproduct of white sugar manufacturing, it is a low glycemic sweetener and rich in nutrients (B vitamins, manganese, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, calcium, selenium, …). As someone who usually struggles with low iron levels, blackstrap molasses has become a handy and easy way to get a few bonus iron points while making life a little sweeter.

Oh and before heading on to the recipe, a big congrats to Sara, the winner…

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Java coffee house review


Whilst in my local village today, I decided to pop into Java, a popular coffee house with my friend Hannah for a drink and a light lunch. I was really impressed with this coffee shop as the decor reminds me of memories in France and Italy, which I can’t wait to visit again, the brilliant culture brightens anyone’s day. I sat outside in the warm sunshine as the patio space was natural with the beautiful floral arrangements and the shades of summer umbrellas. The ambience is pleasantly peaceful and inviting. I feel like Java is a luxury treat, which makes me want to return again in the future.

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There was so much choice when I visited and I spent time contemplating what to choose. I went for a toaste which was highly recommended by my friend as she said that it was not too filling and just hit the spot last time she visited. I also ordered an amaretto café frappe, which is a cold creamy coffee flavoured with a shot of amaretto and decorated with a flake with small marshmallows (I just love marshmallows they are one of my guilty pleasures).

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When my order came minutes after, I was so impressed by the quality of the visual presentation of the frappe with the little marshmallows and the toastie with a small salad. The salad had one of the tastiest dressing I have ever tried. I would highly recommend that you visit Java with a friend as it’s a great place to socialise with amazing ambience and the food is especially well presented and excellent quality

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I also collected a Java loyalty card stamp which is great as I can get closer to a free coffee after nine purchases. The coffee in Java is made from freshly grinded sundried coffee beans giving them a natural flavoursome taste. So why not try java it’s a treat you will cherish.

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About me

Hi my name is Nicole Stockton and I am 16 years young, I am an enthusiast of all things “Healthy Beauty, Fashion & Life” related. I decide to create this blog in June 2015 after looking through the many brilliant lifestyle blogs out there, I wanted to inspire people and share my love of healthy beneficial foods, fashion, makeup and sports interests.

 I decided to change my diet in April 2015 after getting fed up of the unrewarding variety of processed foods I was eating, which just made me regret them after .I felt so insecure about the way I looked and wanted to change. Many of you might ask why I would stop eating the delicious irresistible processed variety of foods available to us now. But there is one main reason I follow every day, that we should all treat our bodies with respect as we only get one. I always refer to the Buddha quoted “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the greatest relationship”. So why not try to change your lifestyle cutting out bit by bit making you physical healthier and spiritually and mentally better about yourself. I also love cycling and skiing there not just rewarding for the body but fill me with joy as I always feel free out in the elements. I got into skiing when I went of school ski trips to Andorra and Vermont. My dad got me into cycling and showed me the fun you can have in the open country side instead of just sitting at home. I believe it’s important to do lots of regular exercise, but it shouldn’t be a chore, people should pick exercise they feel comfortable and able in.

As for fashion and makeup I was never an expert, but I love the fact you can transform yourself into someone you feel proud of. Throughout my high school year I was so shy and timid. But whenever I go out, I can transform the timid shy personality, felling so confident and good about myself. My love of fashion and make up is inspired by my favourite you tuber celebs they are an inspiration to millions. Whenever I put on makeup and choose a cool outfit from one of my favourite shops I feel so much happier, and that why I have always been amazed about the thousands of great makeup products and clothes you can choose, in order to transform your appearance and especially your mood. You can go for a different look based on your favourite stars.

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Hello and welcome to “The perks of life” blog, in which you can explore my interests and hobbies that I share. From a healthy plant based lifestyle to fashion, makeup and sports interest. The aim of this blog is to inspire you to look at life in a different perspective and support the concept of a healthy lifestyle change that you will love and never regret.