Weekly Love – Week 71

DSC_0043+ My recent Lush haul – thanks to my friend Kathryn for picking it up for me from a shopping list! I guest posted reviews of all of the products over at Star Violet Beauty
+ Laetitia Casta by Ellen von Unwerth in this months French Glamour – I will be picking this up next week! 
+ My new blog tagline: Enhancing Your Everyday Life. I was walking through the supermarket car park with my mother and we were discussing my blog, what sort of things I write about and what I hope my readers take away from my posts. I explained to her that I wanted it to be things that ‘enhanced your everyday life’, and then I realised that it would make the perfect headline!

+ Lily Melrose talks about her blogging birthday to celebrate her 2nd blog birthday!

+ Stuffing myself with all of my Mothers incredible home cooking – I special mention has to go out to her bread!

+ Will bloggers start using QR codes? (This post is also great in finding out exactly what QR codes are!)

+ That feeling when you open an exam paper and realise that you had gone over the answers to all the questions that morning.

+ Natalie’s blog is my favourite source for food and restaurant porn.

+ Getting so many great freebies with this months magazines – I’ll be posting about them on Monday!

+ Lulu Guinness is launching a T Shirt collaboration with Uniqlo!


+ These vanilla cupcakes are the best tasting recipe I’ve ever tried – this week’s adventure with my Hummingbird Bakery cookbook! 

Amanda makes Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. I might try this recipe as I already have all the ingredients – I need to get my hands on some Marshmallow Fluff to make the ones in my Hummingbird book.

+ Launching my Dear Rachel feature! If you have any questions you’d like me to tackle, you can drop me an emailsend me a Tweet or ask me a question on Formspring

Ella shows us how to make a vintage camera illustration necklace – such a cute DIY – this girl is so talented!

+ Aero chocolate biscuits.

+ There is a Gossip Girl style list on Fashionlista – this makes me very happy!

+ Lady Antebellum’s album ‘Need You Now’ is just incredible.

+ I love the black dress Andy wore to the L’Autre Chose party in Bologna!

+ This fantastic Favicon generator for your site that Kirsten linked me to. DSC_0021+ Receiving my first package exchange parcel from Kate packed with some of my favourite American candy, Essie Nail Polish, Moleskine notebooks and some other goodies for me to try out! I feel the need to inform you all that I’m totally in love with Milk Duds. (You can see the Essie ‘Coat Azure’ nail polish in this outfit post!)
+ My Mum & I have posted some items on from our wardrobes on eBay if you want to take a look – there is some stuff from Karen Millen, quite a few evening dresses and some vintage pieces on there!

+ There is going to be a new Red Hot Chili Peppers album on August 30th after a 5 year wait – beyond excited!

+ Insects and animals made out of Louis Vuitton bags!

+ Linguini with crab, cherry tomatoes, chilli, capers and lemon.

+ Who’d have thought Topman had such great jewellery?

+ Homemade iced tea!

+ I want to try out this bracelet tutorial!

What have you all been enjoying this week?