this week I love

Here are some things I’ve enjoyed this week.

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Barry M crackle effect top coat. Amazing. I’ve only tried it on one nail so far but I’m impressed.

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Kate Logan beauty products. Kate is amazing. She knows my skin better than I do. To find out more check out her website. I especially recommend the Rose skin tonic.

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Nakd cocoa mint bars. One word…heaven! Despite being all natural and raw, they taste like a decadent mint chocolate brownie. YUM.

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Herbal teas! These two are my current favourites, although I’m also enjoying Good Earth’s cool mint blend.

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Baking! The book is amazing! I love Mary Berry’s recipes, they never go wrong. Yesterday I made her banana loaf, adapting the recipe to add a good mound of cinnamon. As well as the loaf there was enough mixture to make a few cupcake sized ones, of which I enjoyed one with a mug of coffee.
I can’t remember the last time I tasted my own baking, this was a revelation.

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What are YOU loving this week?


74 comments for “this week I love

  1. The cake looks wonderful, and I’m now going to buy the Barry M nail art varnish- thank you for letting us know how it turned out!!


  2. The baking bible looks good! Thank you for the sweet comments, it means a lot right now.

  3. I’m loving that my week of stress is coming to a close..
    I’m loving the fact that I’ve managed to make time for some creative things, and done a lot of sewing this week, as I haven’t for waaay too long.
    I’m also loving that you sound much happier today πŸ™‚ xx

  4. Ohh that beauty products are so cute!!

    Have a nice weekend!


  5. You ate something you baked? YAY!! I can’t tell you how much that makes me happy πŸ™‚ Half the joy of baking is in the eating. Will whiz that recipe over to you if it turns out ok.

    I love Nakd bars too – the apple one is yum!

  6. Mary Berry’s recipes are the best! And I want a nakd bar, it sounds delicious πŸ™‚

    β™₯ Leia

  7. I want to see a pic of the nail polish!!:)

  8. Oh wow, fab post ! The nail varnish looks awesome…must try and get my hands on some of that!

  9. rose skin tonic sounds like heaven.
    im loveloveloving that its friday. i have never needed a friday as desperately as this one.

  10. everything looks so lovely!
    i love Nakd bars, didn’t know they made a mint flavor!-sounds delicious! and so glad you are enjoying baking, i should start to bake more, it can be quite cathartic + it’s such fun! πŸ™‚
    i have my nails painted about that same color right now! πŸ™‚

    I’ve been loving this week: teas(apple cinnamon spice)
    vintage cozy cardigans and sweaters
    dark nail polish
    looking through old notebooks/sketchpads and journals…
    and i’ve still been loving apple oats! + coffee πŸ˜‰

    PS: love these posts, they are so uplifting and you are adorable. love you girlie <3

  11. MJ

    That topcoat looks so cool! I might go have a lookie in the local Boots…

  12. I have to visit her website! Also, the cake looks so yummy ^^
    Looking forward to see your nails with that polish πŸ™‚

  13. mmm they look delicious, lovely. i like the colour of the barry m but found it flaked really easily.. or maybe i’m just good at chipping my nails! x

  14. I had no idea that crackle top coat was out – must get my paws on a bottle of it!

  15. Can’t wait to try that Barry M stuff!
    So happy that you can now enjoy the fruits of your labours, your baking posts are my favourite. xxx

  16. yum! you’re good at cooking and the pic is making me craving for sweets nw =)barbiejunk

  17. Oooh! Your little muffins (and loaf) sound amazing! It is very rare that I enjoy my own baking, and that’s another thing I’m looking forward to in recovery. I’m so glad you did that!

    I also love celestial seasonings tea. My favorite ones are Honey Vanilla Chamomile and English Toffee. Yum!

    And that nail polish looks so cool! I’ve never heard of anything like that before. I don’t paint my fingernails anymore because when I do, I pick at the polish, and then I pick my nails (BAD) so I stopped painting them, but if I still did, I would SO get some!


  18. Love your selection! I’m so intrigued by the nail polish and yearning for a Nakd bar!

  19. I want that nail polish! Very cool!

  20. I’m really intrigued by the crackle polish. I’m not quite sure how it works, but it looks cool as haaaale.

  21. Your cupcake looks delish! And I’m very intrigued by that face tonic.
    Let’s see… I’m currently loving cereal; weird I know, but for some reason I just can’t seem to get enough especially this type that tastes like cinnamon rolls… yummy!
    I’m a first time visitor and new follower — I’d love it if you stopped by and followed too if you like πŸ™‚

  22. I’ve decided I really do need a good baking book, and love the Barry M nail polish x

  23. Herbal tea is the greatest discovery ever!

    Also OMG why have I not heard about this Barry M nail polish sooner I’ve been looking for some just like it, I need this in my life ASAP!!!

  24. Im loving going out on school nights
    i know- im a rebel
    love this blog

  25. Mmmm, these all seem very lovely πŸ™‚ Yum yum to that cake!

  26. D.

    I’m loving this post of yours :)) and adoring your comment on my TiLT πŸ˜€

  27. I love the Barry M nail effect nail varnish. I can’t stop wearing it. You should definitely try it out properly, it looks so good when it’s all done πŸ™‚ I have some photos of it on my blog if you’d like to have a look how mine turned out.
    Love reading your blog <3 is mine πŸ™‚

  28. I always like the idea of nail art but it never works on me, mainly because I am both impatient and because I wear a LOT of patterns. Can’t wait to see you wearing it though πŸ™‚ And yay for baking πŸ˜€
    Maria xxxx

  29. Everyone seems to be loving that nail paint at the moment but I’m wary – I like neat nails! Love the blog and ta for the comments on my blog – nice to know someone does read it :] xx

  30. So proud of you for tasting your delish baking. I started doing that a few months ago and it was like my eyes were opened for the first time!

    Insanely jealous of the mint choco nakd bar!

    This week I’ve been loving scarves, chai tea and bed head shampoo/conditioner πŸ™‚

    Love you xxx

  31. Great stuff!


  32. Loving the Barry M. Must take a trip to Superdrug this weekend.


  33. nice post! i like the baking bible, it is a great book’s name πŸ™‚


  34. I thought i was the only one that knew about the Baking Bible!!! It’s such a great read. You defintely look like you learnt well from it, cute cupcakes. xx


  35. i bet all those products feel really yummy on the face and omg im craving sweets thanks to this now hahhah.
    im gonna love going to san francisco this weekend yay!

    stay sweet and kisses!

  36. What kind of recipes does the baking bible have in it? My sister loves to bake, but she’s so picky!

  37. i like the look of the nail product, i’m always on the look out for new nail varnish

  38. Your baking looks delicious and that Barry M nail polish sounds so cool! I do love a good coat of polish on my short nails as they always grow much better after painting πŸ™‚ xxx

  39. r u also obsessed of mints? πŸ˜€ i’ve been eating chocolate&mint icecream all summer! :]


  40. I love Barry M nail polishes! That colour looks great.
    And the Cook book does look really useful.

  41. I love that top coat effect I hope I can score some tomorrow! I am into herbal teas too at the minute, camomile (sp?) mainly with honey to keep me calm at work!
    Kandi x

  42. Omg I simply HAVE to get that book!! You had me at banana loaf. Hehe. I love banana bread more than any other dessert in the world, perhaps. Sigh.

    And I shall send your present out this weekend, my dear! I’m not sure how long it will take to get across the ocean, but hopefully not TOO long. πŸ˜‰

    Have a great weekend! xoxo

  43. i lvoe barry m i think i have to check out that varnish ^^

  44. Ohh, that crackle coat looks great!

  45. yum!

    this weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada (we have ours 6 weeks before the USA has theirs). i am making my very first turkey! hopefully it will turn out well because i’m having a bunch of friends over to share it πŸ™‚

  46. What a delicious post my love! I must try that cracking nail polish, and the Baking Bible looks like it has some great recipes! Enjoy your weekend xoxo

  47. I love Celestial teas πŸ™‚

    Thanks for commenting on my blog btw πŸ™‚


  48. Lovely post dear and I adore Celestial’s tea too! Sleepytime’s my all time fave. =D

    And I’m just loving the weather this week, it is raining a whole lot but it’s still nice.


  49. awesome stuff you have been

  50. look you had fun this week..:) please visit me back thanks

  51. Wonderful things! These crackling top coats are really pretty. I use them very often at the moment, love the effect.
    The cake looks very yummy.

    My current favourites are a skincare of Clarins and a fake fur vest πŸ™‚

    Love, Britta

  52. This post has made me hungryyy! You should do a giveaway of your cookery creations. I wonder how much it costs to post a Banana loaf?! πŸ™‚
    Feeling your love of cinnamon. I have cinnamon lipbalm and am about to go and eat my Curiously cinnamon cereal! Have you tried it? It’s delish!
    I just did a review of the Barry M stuff… I do like it but I think I need to get the knack a bit more.. The jury’s out!
    Hope you’re okay lovey xxx

  53. I have an absolute herbal tea obsession, i will try these 2 brands out. I was quite upset when i invested a lot of money into a herbal tea pack at harvey nicks and it was bloody awful!
    Rianna xxx

  54. FeeneyFooFoo

    I have already put in for my own prescription for the skincare – can’t wait to hear back

  55. I want that baking book!

  56. cooool stuff πŸ˜€ This week I’m loving my new grey skinny jeans πŸ˜€

    enjoy your weekend!


  57. I am loving Boo Berry cereal this week…No joke!

  58. cozy sweaters I guess:)

  59. Herbal teas are my favorite too!

  60. Meg

    Mmmm, I love banana loaf!

  61. That Baking Bible looks like fun πŸ™‚ and I love those napkins you used in the first two pictures…

  62. these are all yummy! gorgeous things, each and every one of them

  63. It’s so good to see you bloggin again Laura. Love posts like this. I really like herbal tea and am definitely going to check out the sleepytime one. x

  64. great post! I’m loving the nice weather we are having in Canada this week!

  65. aw thank you sweetie !
    Nice things. such cute stuff ! πŸ™‚

  66. I am loving the fact that you ate and enjoyed your own baking, Laura. That brought tears to my eyes – in a good way.

    Feeling in a rather raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens mood.. just loving life! That whole Chilean miner rescue story really captured my attention.
    Have a lovely lovely weekend! Oh and love what you’re wearing in the top post – the jumper and the dress – you’re looking really well. xox

  67. Yay for cake eating! I need to get my hands on that topcoat!

  68. This seems like the perfect post.

  69. Hi xxx,
    It was your week :)You are taking herbal and root tea together?

  70. Wonderful chain my friends …. It is acting like a guide for all of us