The Good Life

The Good Life Eatery. Sloane Avenue.  I have wanted to eat at this little cafe for the longest time! It is located in Chelsea, just off of Kings Road but living in South East - I rarely get the chance to go. Recently Saff suggested that we go to the Saatchi Gallery - wasn't open :( - so I thought it was the perfect time to have a little bite. I was not disappointed, everything I ordered tasted delicious and it is so cute inside. Anyplace that names a smoothie as "Choc Norris" will always have a special part in my heart.

If you're still reading my blog - you might have noticed the huge hiatus since earlier this year. Recently I have just lost the will to do a lot of things, not just blogging. A lot of my passions just went straight out the window. Part of it comes from a lack of will and another part of it comes from exhaustion. Not that my life is excruciating tiring but I have been working a crazy amount lately (mostly to create funds for my upcoming trip to Japan). I haven't really stopped between work and shows....for a long time.  

Unfortunately as my job requires a uniform - all my clothes became forgotten. Even on my days off I lost the will to put anything "nice" on opting instead for something cosy and definitely more boring. It was only recently a week or two ago, when I was painting my nails (we aren't allowed to have that at work either) that I realised just how much I had been neglecting my appearance. Not in the horrible not washing way but in the way I wasn't doing little things that used to make me feel nice. It seems really silly and definitely more narcissistic than I would like to admit - but even the small action of painting my nails made me feel more like me than I had in a long time. 

The weirdest or the most frustrating thing is that I didn't even realise that I had been so.....I don't even know what....in a way just not me

Now that I have noticed the not being me - I can change things. I am going to start doing more things for me. I miss my family, I miss my friends, I even miss my boyfriend with whom I live. Working six days out of the week is not how to do things aha. 

So expect to see a lot more of me around these parts. Though I think I might take the focus off of outfits - though they will still make an appearance  - and include more aspects of what I enjoy in life
I want this space to be here for me when I'm older to look back and remember the good stuff. Ha, maybe even my children can look here and laugh with me

Until my next post, Carmen. 




Munich. What a wonderful place. I honestly didn't think I would like Munich as much as I did. Especially Oktoberfest. For some reason I thought it would be full of unreasonable drunk people (I work in a pub, I try to avoid drunks as much as possible) but it wasn't. Oktoberfest was full of lively and happy people. Having wonderful weather and food would make anyone happy. We were meant to go to Oktoberfest only one of the days whilst we were there but we enjoyed it so much we went nearly everyday.

Marstall was the only tent we went to and it was perfect. We mostly stayed in the beer garden enjoying the sun. I had even managed to get sun burnt - definitely a feat I didn't imagine that I would accomplish at the end of September! I even drank some beer. A lot of beer. Whilst I am not against drinking, I have decided early on in my life that drinking copious amounts of alcohol is not for me. However, I figured as I was at a drinking festival I may as well try a beer or two :)

Please do not view my photos of alcohol as a suggestion to go out and drink - nor am I condoning excessive alcohol consumption. Please, please, please drink responsibly and if you aren't of age - please wait until you have come of age :)

Viktualmarket & Pschorr. I love food and I love markets - put them together and I'm the happiest person. On our last day we headed to Viktualmarket as we were given a recommendation for a restaurant there. I was so pleased as we had gone past it on a city tour bus and had hoped we would get a chance to visit. Viktualmarket is a warm, vibrant and bustling market even at 11 am in the morning. There were so many cute stalls full of different kinds of foods, handcrafted goods and flowers. I wish we had more time to explore the market properly! 

Pschorr. Oh my lord - was the food good. We had a sharing platter full of different kinds of cold meats and rye bread. I really shouldn't have had as much bread as I did but it was so good. But it meant I had little room for my main course when it arrived. I had ordered the beef goulash - I was not prepared for the sheer size of the dish - it was massive. I'm still upset and ashamed of myself - I could only eat half - despite its deliciousness. One day I will go back and finish it!

Another thing I was surprised by whilst in Munich is that I really liked the coffee there. If you know me, you know how strange this is. I have a huge disliking for coffee but there....I really liked it. 

Supermarket. My most favourite thing to do when I go abroad is to head to the local supermarket. Hell, it is my favourite thing to do when I'm home. There's something about roaming the aisles of foreign but oh so familiar food. Germany is the home to Haribo and we are seriously being deprived over here. There are so many types! Don't get even get me started on Milka! Aha. It is probably a good thing!

The apartment building was a minutes walk from the hotel. The architecture in Munich was so interesting - you had a stark contrast of the historic buildings in the centre and then super modern glass buildings on the city's edge towards to airport! I wish I had taken more photos! 

Overall Munich won me over with it many different ways to serve potatoes. Honestly, I didn't think it was possible and I am so glad that I have now found it! Potatoes are my favourite.



My Little Super Box

My Little Super Box was last month's little box. I'm super late with the review, I have had all the photos and video on my laptop for weeks but just haven't been in a blogging/anything mood. Mostly I haven't really been in a technology mood - opting for reading lately. Sometimes you need the break :)

Back to the review - My Super Little Box - the contents. 

My Little World - This issue is probably my favourite out of all that I have read so far. Full of vibrant images, cute recipes and one of my favourite bloggers (wishwishwish).

Stickers! - If you haven't already guessed from the exclamation mark, I love stickers. I never have any use for them generally but these I actually did use. It was my sisters's birthday last week and use them to jazz up their wrapping! These stickers are full of empowering slogans and cute superhero themed daily essentials :)

Caudalie Hand Cream - This stuff smells absolutely amazing. They smell like an orchard of oranges or what I imagine an orchard of oranges to smell like. It glides over your skin like a dream and leaves your hands incredibly soft. Definitely one of my more favourite beauty products.

Kerastase Cristaliste - This is a perfecting hair conditioner. This I felt didn't really work with my hair very well. It was an ok conditioner but I think it would work with people whose hair is a lot finer than mine. I find I need a really strong conditioner when I condition my hair. However I have only used it twice so maybe I'm not giving it enough of a chance. I'll finish it up and update!

My Little Beauty Lips and Cheeks - A coral lips and cheeks crayon. Again their packaging is adorable and I really love the colour of it. I just wish it suited me. It is a little too bright for my skin tone on my lips - which totally sucks. I am yet to try it on my cheeks yet though, so hopefully it will suit my cheeks more :)

My Super Tee - I lovelovelove this so much. For some reason I find it incredibly funny too! It is slightly oversized which makes it very comfy and it has become my favourite lounging t-shirt. To me there's not many things better than lounge clothes - being comfy is the best!!

Overall Impression
The beauty products are a little hit and miss this month which is to be expected! I can't love every product they include in the box every month but the hand cream more than makes up what the other two lack. The tee shirt was such a great thing to include and I hope they do more of these :) I really loved the theme of the box and it definitely didn't disappoint. As always I'm excited for my next box!

I also filmed an unboxing/first impressions of the box! Watch it below :)

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