Lyme Park, National Trust | Peak District

Location: Peak District, England

While visiting the peak district we was able to visit Lyme park which is a national trust house and gardens.

The house and gardens are open to the public to look round and explore ... come and see what we found ...

Inside the house...

... you will find lots of antiques and pretty furnishings. The furnishings are all original restored pieces which match the age and history of the house - this means you may not be able to touch everything in case of destroying.

However you are able to walk from room to room and explore all the history that the rooms have to offer.

Rose garden ...

The rose garden is full of a wide variety of pretty coloured roses and a quirky little fountain in the middle. The garden is sunken, with stone steps into the garden... 

The gardens are full of lots of paths leading to secret adventures ...

Walking through the gardens you are sure to find lots of pretty plants and statues ...

Italian gardens ...

This is the best part of the house and gardens - its the prettiest!

The gardens are planted differently depending on the time of year. We got to see the gardens planted up for autumn... 

The gardens are full of lots of Italian plants and flowers for the season arranged in a pretty design with a little pond in the middle and statues dotted around.

You can find out more about visiting the house for yourself: here.

You can also read about our visit to Bakewell in the peak district: here.

Chloe and Megan

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How To Look After Your Hair This Winter

Winter hair care is something which is so important to ensure that your hair is looked after so it looks amazing in the summer. All of the products aim to make your hair nourished and silky during the winter. With it being a season which you wear woolly hats and big scarves you also need some products to control any wild hair!

Ogx- Quenched sea mineral moisture shampoo - With the cold weather and the heating drying out your hair having the right shampoo is just what you need. The quenched sea mineral moisture shampoo is aimed at dry hair which is lacking in moisture and needs a little hydration. We find this is perfect to keep our hair soft, silky, hydrated and nourished during the cold months. Online here.

Ogx- Quenched sea mineral moisture conditioner - Once you have washed your hair with the quenched sea mineral moisture shampoo use the corresponding conditioner. This will ensure your hair stays silky soft for longer. Online here.

Loreal Elvive- Sos repairing intensive care conditioner  - This intensive care conditioner is a perfect winter fix for very dry damaged hair. Being a small one use tube of conditioner this is great for a once a week conditioning treatment. We use the conditioner at the end of the week to keep our hair fresh and silky. Online here.

Body shop- Banana shampoo - This shampoo is perfect for shiny hair during the winter. Also smelling of bananas it is such a refreshing scent to get you longing for summer. Online here.

Body shop- Coconut oil hair shine - This hair shine balm is to be used on dry hair to style and smooth away any loose hair. The balm leaves your hair looking shiny and smooth for the day with a gorgeous coconut scent. It is easy to apply to the hair and easy to wash out. Online here.

Tresemme- Deep treatment masque - This conditioner is a weekly treatment which will deeply replenish and restore any damaged hair. Once applied to the ends of the hair you will be able to run your fingers through each strand with ease. Online here.

Tresemme- Heat protection shine spray - This is a must have spray if you intend on using heat treatments on your hair. Use to prevent drying or damaging your hair and to ensure shine. Spray on before using a heat treatment to protect the hair and maintain the shine. Online here.

Ogx- Kukui oil- Anti frizz hydrating oil - This oil can be used on dry hair to calm any frizz and dry ends. Perfect to take in your bag if your wearing a winters hat and want to smooth down your hair once taken off. Online here.

Body shop- Rainforest radiance hair butter - This is a perfect weekly conditioner treatment for the winter months. The radiance hair butter is used as a conditioner to protect the colour and radiance within your hair and deeply condition. Online here.

Body shop- Rainforest radiance Shampoo - This shampoo is also perfect for protecting the colour and radiance of your hair. Online here.

Body shop- Rainforest radiance Conditioner - This is then the radiance conditioner which can be used with the shampoo to maintain radiant hair. Online here.

We hope you find this helpful to keep your hair looking amazing during the winter!

Love Chloe and Megan

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Four Healthy Energy Balls

When eating healthy in the new year one of the hardest things to do it not snack on chocolates and biscuits. Therefor by making a variety of energy balls we find that we always have something healthy and yummy to snack on. The energy balls can be made at the start of the week for you to snack on for the week.
Peanut Butter Energy Balls

1 cup oats
3 teaspoons chia seeds
3 teaspoons flax seeds
3 teaspoons sunflower seeds
1/2 cup peanut butter

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl until all combined. Add the peanut butter and mould into even sized balls with your hands. Place the balls onto a greased baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until golden.
Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

1 cup oats 
3 teaspoons chia seeds
2 teaspoons flax seeds
chocolate orange pieces (We used organic bites)
3 teaspoons cocoa powder 
1/3 cup honey

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl until all combined. Add the honey and mould into even sized balls with your hands. Place the balls onto a greased baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until golden.
Blueberry and Cranberry Energy Balls

1/2 cup oats
3 teaspoons chia seeds
2 teaspoons flax seeds
1/3 cup dried blueberries 
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup honey

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl until all combined. Add the honey and mould into even sized balls with your hands. Place the balls onto a greased baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until golden.
Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls

1 cup oats 
3 teaspoons chia seeds
2 teaspoons flax seeds
2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
coconut bites/pieces (We used organic chocolate coconut bites)
1/3 cup dark chocolate 
1/3 cup honey

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl until all combined. Add the honey and mould into even sized balls with your hands. Place the balls onto a greased baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until golden.

Chia seeds - high in protein and fibre the seeds are good for those who don't consume animal products. It is also suggested that the seeds can help improve type 2 diabetes and are high in bone nutrients.

Flax seeds - high in omega 3 fatty acids and fibre the seeds are proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.

Sunflower seeds - rich in vitamin e, the seeds are good for maintaining healthy bones; preventing cancer and preventing cardiovascular disease.

We hope you find our energy ball recipes helpful to get fit this year! 

Love Chloe and Megan

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Lush Bath Bombs | Our Favourites

Nothing beats a bath with a lush bath bomb on a cold winters day. With lush having so many amazing bath bombs you'll be spoilt for choice. Our favourites compromise of various seasonal and all year round bath bombs that we love. 
Dragons Egg - This may be one of our favourite bath bombs. From the outside it doesn't look the most exciting just being white with speckles of colour but when dropped in water it gets so exciting! Once in water the dragons egg fizzes and bubbles and turns the water an uplifting golden colour - with a citrusy lemon sherbet scent you will be uplifted and energised for the whole day after your morning bath. Online here.

Blackberry - Although blackberry this bath bomb has bergamot and frankincense oil which is great for reducing depression and anxiety. The bath bomb is perfect for relaxation and uplifting your mood. Online here.

Father Christmas may be the most festive bath bomb filling the bath with red water and then green when fizzed to the centre.

Snow angel is in fact a bath melt - but being so pretty and sparkly we couldn't leave it out of our favourites post. White with a gold base the bomb will foam white before leaving your bath with a golden glow. This will treat winter skin leaving your skin feeling soothed and soft.
Think Pink - Not only is this bath bomb so pretty with little flowers in the top once dropped in water you are filled with a pink bath full of little hearts. Vanilla and lavender the bath bomb is calming and relaxing. Online here.

As this is a favourites post there are some bath bombs which are seasonal and you can only buy at certain times of year. Shoot for the stars is a Christmas bath bomb - filling the bath with midnight blue this is a must have bath bomb to get you in the Christmas mood.
Never mind the ballistics is another Christmas bath bomb which you can only purchase around Christmas time. Yellow and pink the bath bomb smells peachy with cocoa butter and banana your skin will be left soft and smooth for the Christmas season.

Intergalactic - This may be the most exciting bath bomb there is. You can probably tell from just looking at it but intergalactic is full of amazing colours. The galaxy bath bomb will turn your bath into the most amazing fragrant colourful galaxy. Online here.

Butterbear is a vanilla scented bath bomb with is aimed to leave you with soft nourished skin. This is the same bomb as Butterball just a different shape - so you can enjoy the bath bomb all year round!
Luxury Christmas pud is the perfect colourful relaxing bath bomb to get you in the Christmas spirit and prepare you for an amazing nights sleep before the big day. With lavender and ylang ylang for relaxation you will be banished of any tension and feel fresh and soothed.

Northern lights is exactly what is sounds like - the pretty northern lights. Filling the bath with the beauty of the night sky. The bomb will lift your spirit with scents of jasmine and ylang ylang.

Sex Bomb - Pretty and pink with a little rose in the top this bath bomb will transform your bath into pink heaven. Aimed to induce relaxation and clear the mind this is perfect if you want a bath to help you relax and send you into a sense of wellbeing. Online here.

Avobath - Although still such a pretty green colour this bath bomb is the perfect bath bomb for dry skin. As the name suggests the bath bomb is made up avocado and olive oil which are perfect for hydrating and nourishing the skin. Once dropped in the bath you will be surrounded by shimmering green water with a heavenly avocado scent. Online here.

We hope your baths are as amazing as ours in the new year!

You can pick up your own bath bombs from Lush: here.

Love Chloe and Megan

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Revolution | The Essentials You Need In Your Makeup Bag

With it being the new year what better way to start than to share some pretty make up essentials that you need in your makeup bag. Revolution is a high street beauty brand who have the prettiest palettes and shades of make up. From lip glosses, to highlighter and brow palettes Revolution have everything you will need for your make up look in 2017!

This particular palette is an in store exclusive palette which we was able to pickup in Superdrug. The palette is blusher, highlighter and bronzer all in one - perfect to achieve any look. You can shop revolution face palettes online here.

Bronze Shimmer Highlight - With 3 shades of highlight the powder is perfect for all skin shades. Whether you want a light bronze highlight or something more golden. Online here.

Beyond Radiance - With 3 highlighters in one palette you can't go wrong. Each of the shades are very pigmented and long lasting. We find the shades perfect for an evening out. Online here.

Blushing Hearts: Peachy Pink Kisses - This is such a pretty highlighter and with 3 highlight shades in one you can get the highlight you desire from this one heart shaped box. This shade of highlighter has a pink tone to it which we find perfect during the winter when we don't have much of a tan. Online here.

Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer: More than I Could Give - All of revolutions lip glosses are highly pigmented leaving long lasting colour you'll love. Online here.

Focus and Fix Brow Kit - In the shade medium dark the little brow kit comes with 3 shades of powder, a cream wax and a little eyebrow brush and tweezers. The shades are all easily bendable to match your brows and come with a mirror so you can have perfect brows wherever you are. Online here.

Ultra Blush Palette Golden Sugar - In this one palette you have every shade of blush, contour and bronzer that you could need for your cheeks. The shades are perfect for any look, whether you want subtle colour or something brighter. Online here.

Ultra 32 Shade Palette Flawless - You can never go wrong with your eye shadow again when you have 32 shades to choose from. With such a variety of shades you will have every colour you could need for perfect eyes for any occasion. We love how you can use the palette to create any look and with so many shades your bound to find colours to blend which you love. Online here.

We would love to hear what you think of any palettes or other revolution products that you have used before. Do you have any recommendations of revolution products we should try?

Love Chloe and Megan

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Five places to visit in 2017

To start the year off we want to share our top places we would like to visit in 2017. After such an amazing year of adventure we have added a few new places to our bucket list to tick off in 2017. With the world full of lots of amazing places we have lots of new adventures to come!  

1. New York City

Photo Credit: What Lucy Loves

New York is a city on most peoples bucket lists. The city is known to be truly magical with its hustle and bustle. Being one of the leading fashion capitals of the world New York has something to offer for everyone.

The city has so many famous landmarks to visit:
  • Statue of liberty/ Ellis island 

  • Empire state building

  • Rockefeller centre 

  • Central park

  • Bloomingdales/ Macys/ Saks 

  • Brooklyn bridge 

Best time to visit:

In a city that never sleeps you can visit anytime of the year and enjoy an amazing experience. Whether it be in December to enjoy the festive month in the snow to April where the city is full of blossom trees. It will always be beautiful and it will always be magical. 

Tips to get the most out of your trip:

  • Statue of Liberty- Get the ferry across from battery park or see amazing views from the free Staten island ferry.
  • Empire state building- Viewing platforms are open between 8am-2am. Go early or late to avoid busy queues. 
  • Rockefeller Centre- Pay an extra $15 to visit twice in 24hr and enjoy a daytime view and the lights at night.

2. Brighton 

Isn't Brighton just one of the cutest seaside towns there ever was? Everything about the town reminds us of the Great British Summer. The town is full of quirky little shops, ice cream shops and a pebbled beach, what's not to love when there is so much to explore?

Places to explore: 
  • Brighton pier

  • Choccywoccydodah 

  • The lanes 

  • Brighton wheel 

  • The bandstand
Must do:
Worlds largest moving observation tower- This was designed by London eye and allows you to view not only Brighton but 26 miles along the south of England's coast line while enjoying a glass of bubbly in the sky bar. (most unique bar in England)
Best to book Tickets online before your trip to avoid disappointment.  

3. Moscow

This photo is one of the main reasons that Moscow made it onto our list. Russia is full of pretty buildings unlike any other. Being the largest country in the world Russia has so many amazing cities to visit and what better city to start than the capital?

Places to explore:
  • Moscow zoo

  • Red square - Best time to see the square is at night when there are no crowds and the buildings are awash with light.

  • Moscow kremlin museum

  • Gorkiy central park of culture and recreation

  • Kazan cathedral
Best time to visit:

June - August Offers the best weather where you can see the city in full bloom and enjoy the sights in beautiful sunshine. Although it may be beautiful it is also the most expensive time of year to visit.
September - October Summer starts to fade into winter and and the city has quietened down which allows you to truly appreciate its beauty without the crowds. Its also a more affordable time to visit. 


Surfing, beach, ice cream and pretty views why wouldn't you want to visit Cornwall? Home to lands end (the tip of England) the county has lots of sights to see and explore.

Places to explore:
  • Eden Project

  • Mince Theatre (an open air theatre on clifftop)

  • Tresco Isles of Scilly 

  • Fristal beach (a surfing beach)

  • Tate st Ives 
Tips to get the most out of your trip:

  • Tesco Isles of Scilly- You can easily get to the islands by airbus or ferry. (Book online)
  • Eden project- Buy Tickets online to save 10% and also if you walk, cycle or take public transport to the Eden project you can get in at a cheaper price still. 

5. Verona

Verona is located at the top of Italy between Venice and Milan. The city is full of Italian culture and history. What better place to start an Italian adventure than the home of Romeo and Juliette?

Places to explore:
  • Verona Arena

  • Romeo and Juliets Home

  • Piazza Della Erbe (Coloured fruit and veg market)

  • Verona Bridges

  • Piazza Bra (One of the largest squares in Europe)

If your a Shakespeare lover this city in the heart of italy has to go to the top of your list with every street full of history and amazing architecture. You can visit the homes of Romeo and Juliet; Stand on the famous balcony or simple write your love letter or names on the wall. 

Love Chloe and Megan

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