A little bit of luxury.

Simon and Tom Moroccan Treatment*

For as long as I can remember I have never experienced a period of complete satisfaction with my haircare routine. Just as I get my scalp issues in control, my locks appear lacklustre or split ends start popping up, and so on and so forth. However (as corny as it sounds) this all changed recently when I was kindly introduced to the Simon and Tom Moroccan Treatment*, a luxury oil-style product suitable for application after washing and prior to drying or styling. I think it'd be fair to say that I have tried and tested my share of conditioning and smoothing treatments from both ends of the price spectrum, and nothing has compared to the results I achieve from just four little pumps of this stuff. Arguably difficult to photograph, but it diminishes split ends almost completely and leaves my hair feeling super soft, manageable and healthy. Also, oddly enough, I keep getting compliments on the apparent increased length of my locks too! Not bad for under thirty pounds, purchased directly either here or from Amazon

Happy Hump Hair Day indeed!

Banana, raspberry and coconut loaf recipe.

Having enough spare time to bake is a rarity for me but when this is the case, healthy, quick and easy recipes are definitely preferable, so upon stumbling across this beautiful banana bread tutorial I just had to give it a go! Perfect for those who don't have a particularly sweet tooth, as it could easily be classed as a savoury loaf, and also ideal if you have overripe fruit that needs eating. It's very moist and rather unusual in texture, but the desiccated coconut contrasts with this and gives a crunchy topping - I love to serve mine with fresh raspberries, but I bet it'd be divine smothered in nutella! Keep reading below for all the baking details...

Ingredients: 1 cup fat-free vanilla yoghurt, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 eggs, 2 cups self-raising flour, 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups mashed banana, 1 cup frozen bananas, 1 cup shredded coconut.

Recipe: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and grease a large baking tin with melted butter and greaseproof paper. 
Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and sugar in a large bowl, then whisk the yoghurt, honey and eggs together in a jug and add this with the pre-mashed banana to the flour mixture. 
Stir in the raspberries then whisk everything together until smooth.
Bake for 45 minutes then dust the shredded coconut over the loaf before putting back in the oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and leave on a wire rack to cool before cutting into slices and serving with fresh fruit or anything else you desire! Make sure to eat the loaf within four days.

I'd love to know whether you attempt this recipe yourself, and please tag me in any instagram posts so I can have a nosey!

Shades of pink.

Topshop hat
H&M coat
Primark top, trousers and bag
Garage Shoes flats

Although I despise winter weather, I don't half love dressing for it. Most of this outfit was found whilst perusing four floors of my local Primark, after I'd been searching for the perfect pair of flattering (or at least for my figure) cigarette pants to go with these sixties-esque patent shoes. As I discovered a few evenings ago when attending a very swish awards ceremony, this trouser and blouse combo also works well glammed up with a white blazer and matching heels. Holla at me below if you'd like to see this outfit in action folks!