Boston Tea Party

Honestly? There aren't many places I like to go in Birmingham. I don't drink, so the night scene doesn't appeal to's rubbish anyway. The shopping is Ok, but once you've been to the Bullring once, you've been a thousand times. The only thing we really offer in the Midlands, is a set of decent places to eat. Dale introduced me to the Boston Tea Party the day I passed my theory test, he found it on Trip Advisor and a new love was born. It's tucked away by the law courts, close to Aston University and it offers breakfast all day. Do I really have to say much more? You can get pancakes and bacon at any time of day guys! It reminds me of something you would find in America or London, it has a hint of Bills crossed with an independent American coffee diner.

I always opt for 'Sourdough Eggy Bread', because it has everything I love; Bacon, avocado, tomatoes and heat from Tabasco. I could eat it at any point of day and with it being a breakfast option, I can. Dey had a burger, they offer great options like Pulled Pork, Jerk Chicken and other combinations. Prices are reasonable, although I feel the juices are a tad overpriced.

The service is Ok, we felt that table service should be stepped up a little. Mainly with the drinks side of things. If you order tea and coffee, you have to wait at the end of the till like Starbucks and really I feel if you are ordering a whole tray of drinks, they should maybe bring them over to you. All in all the vibe is laid back and staff are polite but not friendly. They don't really make a lot of effort to talk to you, I guess because I work in retail I notice that more than anyone. Food is lovely though, toilets are clean and the interiors are amongst some of my favourites. It's a lovely place to visit if you're in town and after something different to eat, they have booths and lovely wooden tables to sip your coffee at.

Best part? They offer a Boston cup of tea...sorry I just had to (sorry if you don't get that un-Midland folk.)


Trench & Stripes

There are days when I don't want to fuss with my outfit, I've always loved simple things mixed with statement pieces. Me and Dey were just having a lazy day running errands and this is what I threw on, slouchy Breton jumper, scallop shorts, boots, my new fedora and my trench. I added a pop of colour with one of my new lipsticks I mentioned yesterday, this one is Bourjois No.5. My Longchamp Le Pliage is my trusty throw everything in bag and I am so glad I bought one, it's so resilient to everything.

Bracelets are from Tiffany and Pandora at Joshua James, absolutely adore my teapot charm they sent, can't wait to add to my collection. Desperately want a watering can and paint pot, I think charms are a great way of showing off your personality. My hat is from ASOS, shorts are Topshop, Jumper (similar here), Trench and Boots are all H&M, who I am loving lately! What are you all doing with your bank holiday weekend? I am so happy I've actually got it off, plan on heading to Boston Tea Party tomorrow and indulging in some pancakes with bacon! 

The Lipstick Diaries

The last few weeks have seen me gain a few new lip products and the obsession isn't going away, so I thought I would share a few new treats and some of my old favourites with you. Lips have always been my top bought product and I have more of them in my collection than any other type of make-up.

 I've accumulated three new matte lip products in the past week and a half and that is all down to my friend Ally and her new Bourjois obsession. They are quite expensive at £9 for one in Boots, but at the moment it's 3 for 2 on lots of make-up lines. I picked up No.3 'Hot Pepper', No.5 'OlĂ© Flamingo' and No.8 'Grand Cru', all beautiful shades and they last all day. I love how they paint on like a lip gloss but dry matte, lovely consistency and finish.

A few other favourites include Topshop's Gloss Ink in 'Smitten' & 'Slow Gin' and Maybelline New Vivids lipstick in No.895 'On Fire Red' & No.865 'Fuchsia Flash'. I picked up the lipsticks in America from Wallgreens for like $4 and I love them, they don't last all day but they last a fair amount of hours. Gloss Ink's last all day and they smell like marshmallow, I'm not even joking they're divine.

Do you have any new lip products to share? Also how do you store your make-up? Tweet me pictures, I need some ideas!