I have recently discovered ‘depop’ – the new way to buy and sell through Facebook, Instagram and via their app. The app is incredibly easy to use and also very addictive! You can search for your favourite fashion bloggers and, if you’re quick enough, snap up a piece from their wardrobe. Or use the search tools to discover new brands and individuals selling beautiful one off pieces, the vintage scene is likewise full of hidden gems!
What I loved instantly about this new platform for selling and buying was how beautiful all the items look. Sellers really make the effort to make their products look attractive, with not just one photo but many, and they are easily contactable if you have any questions. The review system also gives you piece of mind that you aren’t just going to pay and receive nothing – sellers should contact you when the item has been posted and provide proof of postage. Payment by Paypal or card is also straightforward and fuss free!
While I have been on the app everyday since downloading it, I have been very restrained and I am yet to buy or even sell anything! I found I instantly got people following my account, no less to increase the chance of me following them back and buying an item off them. Equally, it works in your favour when you come to sell if you have a couple of hundred people already following you. There is definitely no hanging about with this form of buying either, if you want it – get it, or its gone!
Go on start your depop I couldn’t recommend it enough! There is no harm in buying if you are selling too…well that’s what I’m telling myself anyway!
Sometimes one biscuit is not enough and sometimes more the two isn’t enough either! I was always a fan of flapjacks when I was younger, yummy, satisfying and not too filling for an afternoon snack, but the high sugar content puts me off now and I would rather have something deliciously healthy rather than unhealthy. I have come across various recipes for granola bars and thought I would combine by two favourites: Minimalist Baker’s Super Seedy Granola Bars and Deliciously Ella’s Date and Oat Bars. I took all the nuts and seeds from Minimalist Baker and the chia seeds, dates and general cooking method from Deliciously Ella.
400g Oats, 400g pitted dates, 4tbsp chia seeds soaked in 16tbsp of water, 300ml water, 2tsp cinnamon, 1tbsp almond/peanut butter
Nut and Seeds – any that you fancy! I roughly chopped 50g each of walnuts, cashew, pistachio and a tablespoon of mixed seeds.
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The beauty of this basic granola bar recipe is that you can add anything you want, and any quantity you want, and at the same time make them as gooey or crumbly as you desire by adjusting the dates and water ratio. I hope you enjoy this yummy and healthy snack!
I found a blog post on Le Fashion about long bob hairstyles, that inbetween length, and it completely inspired me! Last year I cut my hair to shoulder length but have since then let it grow longer – I feel a sudden urge to have it short again. There is something so sophisticated, chic and elegant about the long bob. It makes any woman appear so held together and I love how it looks gorgeous straight or curly. Getting a new hair cut is not to be taken lightly, the right hairstyle can make you hundreds of times more confident and ultimately happier! Would you dare to get the long bob?
This is such a healthy and filling lunch that is quick and easy to make. It is also super yummy!
I did most of the measurements for this by eye, but to give you a vague idea..
Couscous 1 1/2 cups, Green Lentils 1 Cup, Kale 2 Handfuls (cooked), 1 Sweet Potato roughly chopped, 2 Sun Dried Tomatoes roughly chopped, 2 Eggs, Extra virgin olive oil, White wine vinegar and Celery salt.
Firstly, start by cooking your lentils, kale and sweet potato until soft. While they are boiling make your couscous as instructed on the packet, I added some vegetable stock to the boiling water for flavour and place in a serving bowl when it is ready. The kale will cook the fastest, drain and add it to the couscous, followed by the sweet potato and lastly the lentils that may take up to 20 minutes to cook. Bring another pan of water to a simmer for the poached eggs, and add the chopped sun dried tomatoes to the couscous bowl. Poach the eggs when the water is just about at boiling point, for about 2 1/2 mins – I don’t like my eggs too runny! Place the eggs on some kitchen towel to soak off excess water. Before adding them to the salad, mix the couscous, lentils, kale, sweet potato and sun dried tomatoes, followed by a couple of dashes of white wine vinegar, pinch of celery salt (or sea salt), pepper and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Lastly, place the poached eggs delicately on top, and lightly season as before.
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I came across Matilda Accessories while looking for silver jewellery on Instagram. As a student I find it hard to find simplistic silver rings and necklaces that are affordable. Matilda’s certainly are and they are gorgeous too! Their necklaces are delicate and sit just below the nape of the neck which is perfect for layering with longer chains. Rings are minimalistic and thin styles are great for stacking. The larger stone rings are equally as stunning and are available in two sizes. Blues and turquoise shades will be perfect for summer with romantic white lace cover ups. It is unlikely you’ll come away from the site with just one item in your basket!