30 September 2013

Neon Blue

Jumper: Topshop Sale | Blouse: Topshop | Trousers: Topshop | Converse: Office Sale | Bracelets: Primark | Rings: H&M & Topshop

Another entire Topshop outfit, whoopsie. I can justify it though as both the top and trousers were birthday presents! I absolutely fell in love with the collar, I just couldn't help myself. I'm having a bit of a Converse crush at the moment and I think it's time to invest in a second pair, I'm thinking red high tops or a white pair?

Just loving life on the pier!
I think it's gonna take me a while to get used to doing outfit posts again, it's been far too long! I'm looking a bit orange, I'm hoping it's the lighting because I've just gone down a foundation shade! Anywho, this is what I wore a couple of weekends ago for a little trip down to Brighton to visit my friend who's just moved into her new house. We spent the day exploring, shopping and spending far far too long on the 2p machines on the pier! I've even started a little collection of my prizes because I'm that cool ;) 

This weekend and last I've been a crazy eBay lady and managed to make myself a nice little £105 by selling quite a few things which probably would've ended up at the charity shop, it's true, one man's trash is another's treasure. I didn't expect to sell some of the things I put up. What did you get up to the weekend just gone?

26 September 2013

It's been a while..

Woahhh. Hey there world! Long, long time no speak. I'd be here all day if I told you everything I'd been up to over these past six months or so, so I'll keep it short and sweet! I've not got an excuse as to why I didn't blog, I was just living my life having a fantastic time and blogging got lost along the way unfortunately :( I thought the best way to come back would be to put together some of my favourite memories over the months
Basically. I went to Tenerife, then two weeks later I'm off to Amsterdam, I crammed in so many nights out and managed to consume just as many takeaways (eek!) I turned the grand age of 21 and finally got round to learning to drive. Next thing I know I've bought a car, I made new friends as quickly as I lost them and yes I made a fair amount of mistakes but learnt very quickly from them, I tried new things and left behind some old things, I had my hair chopped off and despised it, I worked hard and played harder! I can safely say I can't wait to start the next chapter of my life :)

13 March 2013

Case Crazy

Rainbow | Aztec | Bourbon | Russian Doll | Aztec II
Bunny | Bear | Neon | Galaxy | Drips
I've recently been obsessed with trawling eBay for funky phone cases for my new iPhone. I thought I'd share a few of my favourites with you but there are so many more I could've show you! I ended up ordering the bunny one and it should be with me any day now, yay! All of the above are from eBay, I believe they're all under £5 and you can get a lot of these cases for different phones :)

What phone case do you have? Which is your favourite?

10 March 2013

5 in 5 | Quick Reviews #1

I seem to have so many products just stacking up which I haven't got around to sharing with you guys as I think you might be interested in some of them! I thought rather dedicating single blog posts to each one it would be much quicker and convenient for us all if I did short and snappy mini reviews - and of course, if you'd like to know more just comment!

To be fair, I'm probably not the best person to try this out as my hair is SO long and heavy. Although saying that, I do have voluminous hair days and the times after I used this product weren't those days! On one of the occasions I noticed my hair needed a wash sooner than it usually would. It does say it provides heat protection but I'd much rather buy a product which was intended for protecting your hair against heat. It smells quite nice and I like the packaging but I can't say I'll be repurchasing! 

I received this in my #bbloggersxmas goodie bag, and there was recently a fair amount of hype going around for this mud mask so I thought I'd give it a go. I didn't really read the  packaging and just whacked it on - I don't like products that tingle! Once the tingling stopped though it was fine, it smelt like tea and it has tea leaves in it which was quite odd. I washed it off though and I did think my skin looked brighter and fresher. It costs £50 for a pot which I'd never pay for a face mask! If you ever come across samples though I'd say pick them up.

I've got to say, I found the name of this product rather amusing and I was pretty intrigued by it. Glow Job is a daily moisturiser with bronzing beads in it to create radiance. I was slightly worried about the bronzing part of this product as I'm rather pale and I don't want to look orange! I think it definitely gives a nice glow and a bit of colour to the skin, and it smells like Terry's chocolate orange which is just amazing! Be wary that the bronzing beads are fully blended in though or you can look very streaky. Although I like this product I think it's one for the Summer months.

Obviously, I was hugely excited when I purchased the Ciate Mini Mani Month as my advent calendar last December. Since then, I've tried a few colours from the set and have been left a little disappointed. For a dark colour, it was far from opaque on the first coat, it needed 3 coats before I was happy with it. Not long afterwards it peeled off my nails - really not impressed considering it's from a 'high end' nail brand! My Barry M 'Navy' is much better.

I picked this up on a whim as I had one of those Boots points vouchers and I fancied a new lipstick. For only £1.99 I was pleasantly surprised! Nude lipsticks are a bit of a struggle so I don't want to pay out a lot for them just in case. It's a nice peachy nude on me which was just what I was looking for. It's moisturising but not overly shiny which is just great for me! It doesn't last a great deal of time but for under £2 I don't think I can complain!

Have you tried any of these products before? What did you think of them?

06 March 2013

Amara; Life, Style, Living

I thought I'd share with you a brand I've recently discovered, Amara.co.uk is an luxury online boutique focusing on life, style and living. I was asked if I'd like to review one of their products and after browsing their extensive range of products I jumped at the chance when I saw these Christian Lacroix notebooks. If you know me, you'll know I'm an avid fan of making lists (I'll make a list at least once a day!) so, a designer notebook with fashion illustrations on it is absolutely perfect for me!

I must admit, it is almost too nice to write in. It's definitely something I'll put special notes in and not just my day to day scribbles. The paper is as you would expect, lovely quality. Considering it's designer I think it's pretty well priced and if you take into account how much a notebook from WHSmith's might cost you nowadays.
Jean Paul Gaultier Cushion | Cath Kidston Towels | Christian Lacroix notebook | Pip Studio Teapot | Emma Bridgewater Pen | Mulberry Candle
I felt I had to share a few other things on Amara, (mainly the Mulberry candle!) Who knew Mulberry did a homeware? I think I'm going to have to make a small purchase... The Cath Kidston bath towels are another favourite and they're actually in the sale. 

I'd advise a look on Amara if you haven't before, especially with Mother's Day fast approaching! Is there anything you've got your eye on?