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Michael Kors

Crafted from pebbled leather, our tri-tone Mercer tote is a thoughtful update to a timeless silhouette. Tuck important items—such as your keys, phone and wallet—in the median zippered compartment, and carry it by its elegant top handles or go hands-free with the removable shoulder strap.

I don’t blog about fashion items as much as I’d like and that’s ’cause I don’t really buy a lot of clothes or accessories… The way I see it, I’ve got clothes in my wardrobe and a washing machine so… Why buy more when I can save up for a place of my very own to put that (and more wardrobes) in? I’m doing that now though! 👊💪

Trust me, if my make-up could refill itself without me having to go out and buy some more, I probably wouldn’t buy that either… Having said that, I’m always trying new make-up so that’s not strictly true. 😆

Michael Kors is a brand that, if I’m honest, I’ve never really been on board with… I can never seem to escape people’s Christmas or Valentine’s Day gifts on my feeds – and somehow they’re mainly pictures of “bae done good” with a Michael Kors garment or product attached.

Of Kors there’s no denying that they’re good gifts, but I’ve never been one to follow the crowd. If it’s something lots of people have or are doing, I don’t want it.

Having said that, I did fall truly, madly, and deeply in love with one bag in particular… Yes, I’m talking about the ‘Large Leather Mercer Tote‘ – it’s #BagGOALS (not bagels), and I adore it.

How many times do I need to explain my love for the colour blue before it actually sinks in? Everyone who’s ever come across at least one of my posts anywhere online would know this…

I particularly love that this bag includes two shades of blue, sky and midnight. 💙

Now that we’re discussing the bag, I’ve got to state that I don’t quite understand why Michael thought to name it a ‘LARGE” Mercer Tote when I couldn’t even fit my MacBook into it… I’ve seen cakes larger than this supposedly “large” bag. What’s more, it’s not really UK weather-friendly…

If you live in England, you must be well versed in the whole: “I left my house in shorts and a vest top but came back wearing wellies, a North Face jacket and holding an umbrella”. Well, this bag doesn’t have zips so good luck keeping whatever you put inside it away from the rain! However, the leather of this bag is durable and of pretty good quality so it should be fine, externally.

PLEASE NOTE: the floral strap attached (as seen in the picture above) does not come included with the bag, it’s sold separately.

One Lovely Blog

BellaInzio is the absolute genie of a beauty/lifestyle blogger that has nominated us (me) for a ‘One Lovely Blog’ award. Go check her blog out and follow it, it’s really awesome! I love its style, layout, and the content too!

Bella, keep up the good work! Do your th-thang-thang, babes. I especially love the differentiation in posts but that the theme and relevance remains the same and still clear.

The Rules of This Award Go… Read & Read, Read & Read 🎶:

  1. The nominee should thank their Nominator (“They’ll Be Back!”) and link to their blog inside of the postage (stamp not included).
  2. They must copy & paste (or “caste“) the Rulesdem and embed the blog’s award badger (badge for animal lovers) as a form of physical imagery.
  3. Include 7 (Days) facts about yourself that you wouldn’t normally tell anyone in life, but wouldn’t mind putting it on the Internet for life!
  4. Nominate (sort of like Warren G) 15 people that you want to receive this AWWard.

The 7 Factualites of My Days:

  1. I currently look like a faded version of CeeLo Green’s Grammy 2017 alter-ego. I blame LUSH’s Golden Egg!
  2. I chase waterfalls, ’cause who on Earth wants to stick to the lakes and rivers that they’re used to?!
  3. I LIVE tweeted/posted about the last trimester of a Giraffe’s pregnancy from my room in London, the giraffe was in New York…
  4. I am actually one of you guys – an actual, living and breathing human. (debatable, but definitely datable).
  5. There’s only one human in the entire world (7+ billion population) who has the ability to release my inner Unicorn and Rhino.
  6. I sweat the HUGE, medium-sized and SMALL stuff! For example, I’d sweat Mini Eggs if I could…
  7. I occasionally (almost every day) look like my hair doesn’t have a home to call its very own. It does. My head.

Nominees (don’t say my knees):

  1. Urban Mile
  2. Irish Rose Beauty
  3. Rogue
  4. Helli Patel
  5. The Beauty Spyglass
  6. Polished By Amy
  7. Bee Beauty
  8. New Lune
  9. *insert your name and URL here*
  10. *insert your name and URL here*
  11. *insert your name and URL here*
  12. *insert your name and URL here*
  13. *insert your name and URL here*
  14. *insert your name and URL here*
  15. *insert your name and URL here*

Nivea, Pepsi, Co-OpThere must be something in the advertising industry’s water because Nivea has become the second (out of three) brand to pull an advert from the airwaves, this week…

We all know which was the first, don’t we? Pepsi, of course! Yeah, their 2017 advert featuring Kendall Jenner was removed after hundreds of thousands of viewers complained that it was “trivialising recent street protests across the US” which took place in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

Although a few took offence (with many voicing their opinions via social-media) there’s no denying that a large number of others were able to react by making jokes or being sassy, Martin Luther King’s daughter being one of them…

Pepsi has since apologised and taken down the advert (as expected), also publishing an apologetic statement to the disgruntled fans, customers and Kendall Jenner in particular.

As I said, Nivea has also had to have its advert taken down… The German skincare company has become the second brand to publicly apologise to viewers and fans for its “white is purity” campaign; which was deemed discriminatory and racially insensitive…

How the advertisers signed this one off as okay I don’t and won’t ever know! I mean, just LOOK at it (picture above).

Oh and – just when we thought that was it for failed adverts, the UK’s Co-operative supermarket has too come under fire over “outrageous sexism” after it released an advert regarding chocolate Easter eggs…

Their latest commercial encourages parents to treat their daughters “for doing the washing up”. I mean, I don’t even know whether to laugh or cry… WHAT?! It seems as though the advertising world has well and truly lost it.

Alas, this month’s shaping up to be the month advertising fails. Remember, we’re 7 Days in, and already three adverts have been pulled (like a piece of meat). Who knows what else is in store over the next 22-or-so days…

Oh, how could I forget… Cadbury very nearly makes the fourth after it was criticised for opting not to use the word “Easter” in its egg hunts. SWINES!

TeaMi… (the tea that I sort-of share a name with)… I’m Miamii, this is TeaMi.

I discovered TeaMi when I got bored of Bootea and fancied a change (nothing to do with running out of content for this blog, okay?!)… I came across it on Instagram and decided that I should invest in a 30 Day pack and review it.

I think there was a short waiting time of two days from the time that I ordered it to when it arrived. Hilarious story though: the postperson apparently knocked at 7:30am to deliver it (which they didn’t). I know this because I was awake at that time and didn’t hear a knock at the door so someone was still in dream state and it wasn’t me! Moving on, so I reached out to them on Twitter but by the time they’d responded, I’d already gone to pick it up.

TeaMi is a detox tea. It might seem like the other ones on the market, but to me, it’s completely different. I think it’s honestly the best one I’ve tried – based on the taste first and foremost… The taste is different to anything I’ve tried. It’s just really subtle in flavour, not overpowering in the slightest.

The daytime one’s called “Skinny” taste like honey, to me…One thing you should know: the Skinny packet contains loose tea leaves that you should boil and drain.

In order for the body to look good, it has to feel good. Teami Skinny tea combines a unique blend of all natural ingredients. Teami Skinny does not produce a laxative effect – you can drink as many cups as you like!   Our Teami Skinny is the morning…

The nighttime one…

Teami Colon Cleanse Tea is used to purify the body from the inside out, cleansing the organs while simultaneously clearing the digestive tract of any toxins caused primarily by pollution, harsh chemicals and processed foods. Teami Colon Cleanse rids the body of these unwanted toxins and leaves you feeling better…

Hahahahahahahahhahaha! Hahahahahahhahaha! No, wait – HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!

Where do I begin?… Let’s start in the bog aka ‘the toilet’ and then umm – never leaving? Yes, the nighttime one is a laxative named ‘Colon‘ and boy does it CLEANSE the colon – so much so that you’ll need a colon-oscopic surgery to fit a new one in after the other one FALLS OUT! Honestly, it’s hardcore. I literally felt like I’d been given a cocktail of Imodium, Senakot, and a melt-in-water manure-inducing enema type thing.

Look, the tea is called TeaMi… Expect some TMI all round!

Although I pooped on Day Three of this (more than I have in my entire 25 years of living), I can say that I do feel cleansed afterwards. It really did help get rid of toxins in my body, and I also felt more energised.

I love it. I’ve yet to finish it – I’ll share an update “Results” post once I’ve completed the cleanse, but I’m going to have to be honest and say I haven’t been sticking to it, though… I have just finished 31 days of no sweet treats, trying to raise money for charity. Since finishing, I have been OD’ing on them (sweets) FORociously.

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This water’d make a camel jealous.

Water (I should hope so or else…)

Mint Leaves (like Tree-sa May should!)

1 whole peeled Lemon (first name ‘Unwaxed’, not Keith)

Shavings of Cucumber (not Gillette)

Leave to soak for a few hours (or even a day)

Drink it to sober up after a manic Däyger. 💖