Redwood Cafe, Brighton
So the other day I went to this cute little coffee shop that  happens to be next door to Breeze called Redwood Cafe. I had been before to get a take away coffee, but this was my first time to sit inside, as I was meeting up with my two closest friend's in Brighton, Jai and Shelina.

As I said, I'd been before and got a takeaway drink. This was a Chai Latte, which was so delicious and homely; rich in flavour that wasn't too over powering and the best Chai latte I've ever had. However this time I decided to have a normal latte so I could assess how good this place actually was. Just whilst stirring the sugar into my coffee I could feel how rich and creamy this latte was and it did not disappoint! The coffee was very smooth and scrumptious; definitely much better than any chain coffee shops out there!

 I also realised I hadn't eaten all day so selected a stuffed croissant which happened to be delicious. Like, I don't know if I was just super hungry but I literately sighed with happiness at the first bite. I hadn't paid much attention to what the croissant was stuffed with when I purchased it, but it happened to be cheddar, sun-dried tomatoes and basil with a subtle seasoning of pesto, salt and pepper. The impeccably balanced savoury flavours were the perfect accompaniment to the sweet milky latte.

In addition the place itself is cute and kooky with random little bits around the shop. Its quite small but has many comfortable sofas and a really homely feel. I particularly enjoyed the fact it had a little reading corner although I didn't get a chance to check out the books.
Fun Fact about me: I learnt how to play the violin when I was in primary school and continued it until I started learning my GCSE's and reached level four! I wish I had continued to play as I've probably lost most of the skill now :(

This definitely a nice place to go if you want a nice, cosy, relaxed coffee with your friends. If you want a quick coffee to grab and go you may be better off at somewhere like Costa as the service is slow as each coffee is freshly made with only two staff members working at the most. 


Coffee is a a language  in itself - Jackie Chan

When I first started a blog I had hoped to do lots of beauty reviews but so far haven't been able to do one! With my final deadline looming I thought why not procrastinate and do a beauty blog instead? 

As a champion procrastinator I thought I would share 100 things I do/have done.

procrastination at it's best
So I saw this picture and sadly, it sums up my life perfectly :/ I could just sit and cry about my life but decided to make a blog post out of it instead!

As much as I love makeup and looking good every day sometimes I just don't have the time or quite frankly the energy. Today's look was created in five minutes using minimal products to create a minimalist, natural look.

Batiste XXL Volume | Hoola Benefit | Chelsea Boutique Brow Brush | 
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in ‘Half Naked’ | Carmex Cherry |
L’Oréal Volume Million Lashes in ‘Extra Black’ |Botanics Radiance 
Balm All Bright | Maybelline Super Stay 24H Concealer Correcteur 
in ‘Light Beige 2’ | Benefit Brow Zings in ‘Dark’ | Real Techniques 
Miracle Complexion Sponge |Garnier BB Cream + Blur in ‘Medium’ | 
Mac Blush in ‘Pinch Me’ | Barry M Blush Brush |

There are two types of students in the world, the ones that live on baked beans and the ones who love to cook and/or go out to restaurants, I am definitely the latter. It therefore seems fitting that due to my unadulterated love for food that my first review would be based upon food!
all photos taken on iPhone 5

Having live in Brighton for three years i have come across numerous eatery's, some merely to try and some that I frequently revisit. Upon moving into his new house near the Brighton Station, my friend Jai mentioned a restaurant named Breeze Brasserie he had passed that although didn't look anything amazing on the outside, had a very buzzing atmosphere inside and therefore we decided to visit it. It has now become one of our go to restaurants whenever we feel we'd like a reasonably priced meal and casual meal out and here is why.

The title of this first blog post is pretty self explanatory. Every word I type, in my opinion, oozes pretentious. I don't know why but I feel as though writing a blog is not possible without it seeming pretentious, even though in reality I am nothing of the sort, the irony!
random selfie of me because I love selfies. I mean why spend time looking nice if  no one can appreciate it?