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Dressing Your Table With Dunelm



Last week, a brand new Dunelm store opened in Sheffield, at Kilner Way Retail Park. I absolutely LOVED Dunelm when I lived in Derby, but hadn't ever come across one since living in Sheffield. Thankfully, I was invited to the new store opening and given a shopping voucher to run loose with. I did get some nice bits for my apartment, including some lovely new cushions, but I had to treat myself to some beautiful table decorations, ready for Christmas! Here's how I'll be dressing my dinner table over the festive period...
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A Betty's Christmas



A couple of weeks ago me and the bf had a Christmas outing to York to have a look at the Christmas markets and do a bit of present shopping. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to go in Betty's because the queue was HUGE (even more so than usual), but the teashop looked so cosy and Christmassy. Thankfully, you can order their lovely bakes, cakes and treats to be delivered straight to your door, meaning you can have a Betty's Christmas at home...
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Welcome to Steam Yard


Nothing's better than taking refuge in a cosy cafe with steamed up windows and a hot cup of tea on a cold wintery day. If there's something that Sheffield does well, it's independent coffee shops, so deciding which one to go to is always a bit of a struggle. A couple of weeks ago, Steam Yard was our cafe of choice...
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A Huge Lush Haul


If you've had chance to read my latest catch up post, you'll know that I have now left Lush! I couldn't help but place one last final huuuuuuge order using my staff discount, and thought I'd share with you what I bought...
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Lush Spa | Tales of Bath Review



Enter a watery cavern buried deep beneath the earth, and listen to the enchanting legends of Aqua Sulis with Lush's latest spa installment: Tales of Bath. The treatment is comprised of 3-parts, including a bathing experience like no other. Last week, I was lucky enough to experience Tales of Bath for myself - read on to see what I thought...
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A Farewell to living in hotels + ethical soap...



Hey everyone! Whilst I predominately use my little space on the internet for product reviews and to share any amazing restaurant finds, I occasionally like to use Prime + Dine to give the world an update on what is going on in my life. So here's a little catch up...
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Are FRENDS Worth The Hype? | Layla Rose Gold Headphone Review*

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Whether lusting over them in Urban Outfitters, or catching them in a Zoella vlog, it is likely you've heard of FRENDS before. But if you haven't heard of this fashion-conscious headphones brand, don't worry - grab a cuppa, have a sit down + I'll talk you through my thoughts on their Layla headphones, and whether they're a worthy investment...
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A Spooky Night In



It's that time of year again - HALLOWEEN! For me, dousing myself in fake blood and black eye shadow is custom practice this time of year, but not everyone loves joining the masses on October 31st. On Friday I will definitely be painting the town (blood) red, however due to Halloween falling on a school night, I will be spending the 31st at home, with my bf, some popcorn and the TV. So, for anyone fancying a Halloween indoors this year, I've got all the ingredients to complete a spooky (yet cosy) set up...
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Top Halloween Movies For All Tastes


From slashers to psychological thrillers, whatever your preferences, I have the perfect Halloween movie for you!
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Unboxing My Lush Christmas Staff Box


Last week I had a very lovely gift from work: a box jam-packed full of goodies! My apartment is already an honorary Lush store with the amount of products I have, but I still got super excited about a selection of the latest Christmas products to take home! Read on to see what was inside...
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A Canterbury Tale: The Vegan Friendly KITCH Cafe



My work travels took me to Canterbury this week, and it wasn't just the historic monuments and cute cobbled walk ways that impressed me during my visit. Found down St Peter's Street is Em's Healthy Kitch, a cafe with a mission to help the people of Canterbury eat healthier. Offering a wide selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, even those with specific dietary requirements can eat happy here...
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Massive Autumn Primark Haul

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It seems like everyone is loving Primark right now. Having paid my local store a visit last week, it's easy to see why! If you're wanting some Autumn/Winter items to change around your wardrobe (without costing the earth), then carry on reading and see what amazing bargains I picked up in this MASSIVE PRIMARK HAUL...
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Big Hair, Don't Care | The New Bedhead by TIGI Volume Collection*

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Want hair that speaks volumes? The Bed Head by TIGI Volume Collection has you sorted. Consisting of four fantastic products - Fully Loaded shampoo + conditoner, Big Head volume boosting foam and Full of It volume finishing spray - this new range promises to leave you with a bounce in your hair, and a spring in your step. Read on to see whether I thought this collection lived up to its claims...
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HD Brows: Worth the money?*

The Brow Lounge HD brows worth the money review

Being a natural blonde, dying my hair has always involved an eyebrow tint to match. So when HD brows became "a thing" a few years back, I didn't really understand what the difference was between my usual wax and tint, and the new, fancy HD brows. Essentially, I thought "why pay an extra £10 for the same thing more or less?" A couple of weeks back I was invited to The Brow Lounge to give HD brows a whirl. The lovely ladies at The Brow Lounge had quite the challenge in convincing me that HD brows are worth the extra cost - read on to see how they got on...
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The Lush Creative Showcase | Halloween and Christmas Products 2016

The Lush Creative Showcase  Halloween and Christmas Products 2016

Hey, hi, how you doing? I feel that after that last burst of sunshine, we have now officially entered Autumn - and I couldn't be happier. It's less than 100 days until Christmas, the evenings are getting darker and all the shops are full of cosy jumpers + big knitted scarves. Another thing that gets me excited at this time of year is Lush and all of the amazing seasonal products they release for both Halloween and Christmas! This week I attended their Creative Showcase, which revealed their limited edition ranges in the form of a spectacular 2-day event. Read on to hear more about the Showcase, as well as a full list of the soon-to-be-released products...
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Date Night at Napoleons Casino*


One of my favourite things about being a blogger is the amazing opportunities it brings, and getting to experience things that I wouldn't usually try! Last Saturday, my partner and I were kindly invited to Napoleons Casino, Ecclesall Road to sample their 'Dine in Style' package. This was our very first time in a casino, but we had such a fun time at Napoleons! I've been pretty excited to write this review - so grab a cuppa & a perch, and I'll tell you all about my evening at the casino...
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My Top 5 dramas on Netflix

The colder months are nearly upon us, and what's better than cosying up on a rainy day in front of your favourite Netflix series. Below are my five favourite dramas on Netflix, that I consequently ended up binge-watching from start to finish. If you have any pressing deadlines or life commitments, you have been warned...
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A Guide To Naturally Soft Skin



With Winter fast approaching, I've put together a few of my favourite products for keeping skin beautiful + soft all year round. These five gorgeous products are also all paraben-free - yay to naturally softer skin!
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Learning To Drive | The Do's and Don'ts*




It’s coming up to the four year anniversary since I passed my driving test. Learning to drive teaches you so many different life skills, and there are lots of perks to being a driver. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, and investing in a set of driving lessons, read on and I can tell you the do’s, don’ts and plus sides of driving...
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Coming soon to Meadowall: The Treat Kitchen*

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The Treat Kitchen is more than just your average confectionery store. With over 300 different types of sweets, chocolate & fudge available, The Treat Kitchen has put a twist on the idea of a traditional sweet shop, offering quality confectionery, in attractive packaging. The guys over at The Treat Kitchen kindly gifted me a selection of their yummy treats, read on to see what I thought...
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The Riverside, Sheffield | Sunday Lunch First Taste Event*


Sundays are my favourite day of the week - they've always been about spending quality time with my family or partner. And nothing quite tops off a perfect Sunday like a yummy roast dinner - especially if you don't have the pots to clean after! So I was super excited when I was invited to The Riverside to try out their new Sunday lunch menu...
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The Body Shop #HighStreetDaresToMask Event



Events are definitely a plus side of blogging, especially when you get to try new + exclusive products. Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to The Body Shop's event, showcasing a brand new range of face masks for all different skin types! During the event we got to learn about the new masks, as well as have a play around with some old favourites...
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Lush Mouthwash: Bath bombs for your mouth?



Lush are known for their innovative, cruelty-free creations, from shower jellies to solid shampoo - even face masks so fresh, you have to keep them in your fridge! So it comes as no surprise that they are the inventors of the first ever solid mouthwash...
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Zoeva Cosmetics | Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set Review


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Zoeva brushes have always been firm favourites in the beauty blogosphere, but they really dazzled us all when they released their Rose Golden collection. With pastel pink wooden handles, super soft bristles + rose gold detailing, this face + eye brush set certainly looks the part - but how does it measure up on performance? Read on for pictures, where to buy + a full review...
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A Week In Meals: Oxford Street


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This week my work took me down to London, to the restaurant-rich area of Oxford Street. One of the perks of my job is that all my meals away are paid for - so I thought I'd take the opportunity to sample a number of eateries in the area and report back to you guys what I thought...
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5 Things To Remember: After Leaving University



It's been about a year since I graduated from university, and the past year has definitely had it's highs and lows. I'm starting to feel like I've actually got my life under control now, but it didn't always feel that way. For any university leavers that are feeling a bit lost, I've managed to narrow down 5 truths that I've realised now, but wish I'd known before.

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1k Twitter Followers Giveaway!



THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

A week ago I reached my first blogging milestone - gaining 1,000 Twitter followers. Thanks you lovely lot, for your chats, your support + for reading my blog. To say a huuuuge big thank you, I'm going to be running a giveaway throughout the month of August, where you can get your hands on a whole host of my favourite purchases worth over £50! Read on to see what's up for grabs + how to enter...

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Boilermaker, Nottingham | Cocktail Bar Review

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Described as "the Soho of Nottingham", Hockley is home to a whole host of trendy restaurants, vintage clothes store + bars. One such bar is the Boilermaker, found at 36b Carlton St. Specialising in fun + quirky cocktails, Boilermaker also has an impressive list of spirits on their menu. Here's what I got up to when I visited last weekend...
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Illamasqua Blogger Event | Vegan Beauty Masterclass*

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A few weeks back I was kindly invited by Illamasqua to join them for a make-up masterclass, showcasing their vegan range! Being a huge fan of Illamasqua for a number of years, and being vegetarian (not all make-up is veggie - yikes!), this sounded like a fantastic opportunity. Here's what I got up to...
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NYX Haul: First Impressions


NYX has been the brand on every beauty vlogger + bloggers perfectly coloured lips these last few months. The brand has been available in the UK for a while now, but up until recently you would have to go online or to a Selfridges store to pick up one of the professional beauty products. Now, NYX counters are popping up in Boots stores all around the UK, meaning it's even easier to get your hands on the competitively priced make up. Having scouted the counter in Meadowhall, Sheffield a few weeks ago, here are my first impressions of NYX...
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My trip to the Lush Factory, Poole



I've been a massive Lush fan girl since the age of eight, so when I found out I was getting the opportunity to visit the Lush factory, I was pretty excitable! The factory can be found in Poole, where you can also find the first ever Lush store, opened in 1995. Here is what I got up to when I headed to the coastal town...
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Copper Homeware eBay Wishlist


eBay is home to some fantastic bargains, and best of all, you can get them whilst sat on your sofa, with a cuppa in hand. I've put together for you guys some on-trend homeware finds - which are, of course, copper. Below are the links to where you can buy these pretty pieces...
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Benefit's AbracadaBROW Blog Event




Last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to the Benefit Cosmetics AbracadaBROW blogger event down at John Lewis, Sheffield. The entire event was dedicated to the launch of 10 new or improved brow products. Promising to have an answer to every brow issue possible, Hannah + Sophia - our Benebabes for the morning - talked us through the new range. Here's what I learnt...
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Friday Favourites


It's that time of the week again: FRIDAY FAVOURITES. Read on to see what I'm raving about this week...
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Show Me Joni: The Best Macarons In Sheffield



One of the things that attracted me to Sheffield four years ago, was the abundance of independent shops, cafes + restaurants that grace the city. Joni is the perfect example of this: an independent business, providing fantastic handmade produce to the people of Sheffield...
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Friday Favourites




Happy Friday everyone! Every Friday I am going to share with you guys five of my favourite buys, places, recipes, and more from the week before. Here is my very first Friday Favourites post - check back every Friday at 8pm for more!

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Body Shop Haul


It's been a while since I've had a good look at what The Body Shop has to offer. But after work one night, I stumbled into their store with no intention of buying anything, yet ended up leaving with a bag full of goodies - oops! I'm a sucker for an offer, and The Body Shop always has some sort of promotion going on. I managed to take advantage of three offers during this visit, meaning my bag full of £105.50 worth of products actually only set me back £45! Here's what I got...
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A Home From Home



This week I started my new job! The new role requires me to travel around the UK and Ireland, and my first visit has been to Stirling, Scotland. Whilst an amazing opportunity, I was a little nervous about swapping my lovely apartment and boyfriend for a hotel room and laptop screen for five days a week. However, I received some pretty golden advice the other day: to make all the various hotel rooms into a home from home during every visit. Here's what I've bought to do just that...
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Tamper Coffee: Sellers Wheel


Hidden away in Sheffield's Industrial Quarter is a grade-two listed building home to New Zealand-inspired Tamper Coffee. The minimalist interior of exposed brickwork and wrought iron detailing stays true to the heritage of the area. On a sunny day, the neighbouring cobbled courtyard is a popular destination for a cup of coffee + a read of your favourite Sheffield mag.
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Some good news, a change around + a restaurant with pizzaz


Hello there! I've been a bit MIA as of late, so I felt it was important to say why, and to let you all know what is cracking off at Prime + Dine...
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Lime Crime Velvetines Review


For those who don't already know, Lime Crime is a vegan + cruelty-free make up brand run by Russian-born unicorn lover Doe Deere. Her range of radical lip colours was created + launched 8 years ago when Doe found it hard to find make up as colourful as herself. This expanded over an entire make up collection, including the 2012 launch of the Velvetines: a range of liquid to matte lipsticks in beautifully pigmented colours. Read on for the pros + cons, colours and swatches.
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Lush Oxford Street Haul



Earlier this week I ventured down to London for a job interview, and thought I'd treat myself by paying Lush's flagship store a visit. Three floors of magic + colour, Lush Oxford Street is home to a sensory perfume gallery, a FUN workshop studio and a whole host of exclusive products. After an hour and a half of being toured around, here's what I bought...
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Hair How-To: Recreated Braided Half Up-Do from Aimee Hughes


Hair is not exactly my forte - with the extent of my hair style range being either straight or curly. Also, any "how-to" posts usually mean having to have pictures of myself involved - something I usually shy away from. However, when hairdresser, blogger + friend Aimee Hughes approached me to do a collaboration, I thought I could learn a lesson or two on hair, whilst shaking things up by writing a post a little out of my comfort zone.

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Spectrum Collection: Make Up Brush Review*



There were some serious gaps in my make up brush collection, so I did what any other blogger would do: read a few blog posts to see what everyone else was loving right now. Cruelty free, pretty, affordable and Instagram-worthy, Spectrum Collections stood right out.

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Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette



Highlighting + contouring - a minefield for an intermediate makeup lover like myself. I'd been using either a matte highlighter from a NARS compact or a pretty retro Benefit one, and I knew I had to scout the market for something new. On my lunch break I headed to Boots on a mission, but left empty handed, dissapointed with the options Smashbox, BareMinerals, and the other high-end brands had to offer. However that night I did my research and came across a drugstore alternative: Sleek's Solstice Highlighting Palette. A Sleek contour palette was recommended to me by a friend + colleague, but having the bronzer + blush elements sorted this highlighting palette was the answer to my prayers.
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VERSUS: Benefit's POREfessional + Maybelline's Baby Skin



A question all makeup lovers face: to save or splurge. There are cheaper alternatives to a whole range of beauty best sellers, but is there good reason behind the price difference? In this post I'll be comparing my blog's namesake: pore-minimizing primers. The products in question are the coveted POREfessional by Benefit, and drugstore alternative Maybelline's Baby Skin pore eraser.
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Filled Lemon + Poppyseed Muffins



The sun is out (sort of), the evenings are lighter and Spring is here. In honour of this, here is the perfect Spring bake with a little bit of a twist. Each one of these muffins encase a lemon curd filling, and are topped with a lemony, sweet drizzle. Below is a five-step + easy to follow recipe, which will hopefully leave you with a dozen scrumptious muffins in well under an hour.
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NUDESTIX - Eye Pencil


During my visit to York on Friday, I stumbled across a Space.NK. I browsed the selection of Becca products on display, and was checking out the GlamGlow face masks everyone has been raving about, when I spied the stand of NudeStix.

More than just a clever gimmick, NudeStix are a collection of easy-to-use makeup crayons with the aim of giving a more natural look, using only nude + neutral tones. Said to be enriched with vitamins + antioxidants, NudeStix not only give long-lasting colour, but also moisturise + nourish your skin. The idea came from beauty-chemist mum, who used her two daughters as muses to create makeup that would suit all faces.
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Creme Egg Brownies - 8 Easy Steps


Want to create the perfect Easter sweet treat? The obvious choice is the ever-popular Creme Egg brownies, which have taken over the likes of Pinterest + Instagram during the Easter period. They're pretty easy to make, so even if you're no Mary Berry you'll find this recipe easy to replicate. They're also ridiculously delicious. Here is my really simple + easy to follow recipe - let the baking begin!
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Grounded Body Scrub


Afternoon everyone! I hope you've all enjoyed the weekend, but if you had a bit too much fun + your skin could do with some TLC, then I've got the perfect antidote. Grounded Body Scrub was a brand I first saw on Dragon's Den, when Essex couple Tasha Harris + Lloyd Hazell successfully convinced Sarah Willingham to invest £30,000 in their coffee based scrub. The duo created the exfoliator to help cure Tasha's eczema, and saw great potential in the product. I was later reminded of Grounded by a friend, who showed me the scrub when I was visiting for the evening. The smell had me hooked + on my friend's recommendation, I went out to buy a pack for myself the next day.
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Coconut Lane Haul*


This week I received what will likely be the first of many Coconut Lane orders, and I've been so excited to show you all of my goodies! Coconut Lane is a relatively new home + accessory brand, launching in October 2015, and is all things unicorns, mermaids + glitter. The online store features cards + wall art with quirky quotes, cute jewelry + socks adorned with your fave celebrity faces. You can also find an array of sunglasses, phone cases + general kitsch. The amazing guys at Coconut Lane have provided me with a discount code to offer to all my wonderful readers, which I'll pop at the bottom of this post! So, here's what I bought...
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