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?

04 March 2013

Metal Mixer

Top & Bracelets: Topshop Sale | Jeans & Hairband: Primark | Necklace: Charity Shop | Bag: New Look Sale | Lipstick: MAC Creme Cup

Hey strangers! It's been a while. How have you all been? I'm feeling surprisingly positive today considering it's a Monday morning, but maybe that's because I'm eagerly awaiting the delivery of my iPhone 5, eeeeek! 

I'm not one for mixing metals normally but I thought this outfit needed sprucing up a bit so I think it works. I also wore my silver studded boots which I'm sure you've all seen before!

I didn't realise until I began writing this post, this outfit is pretty purse friendly, I got a lot of these items in the January sales. I really love this top, I never even saw it when it was full price (not that I'd pay £38 for it anyway!) I love the split back and the way the crosses fade upwards. I'm also loving my £1.50 spiked Primarni hairband, I've wanted one for ages but I was scared of looking like the Statue of Liberty - this one is fairly subtle!

I've just linked the lipstick I'm wearing and still can't believe MAC lippies are £14! I remember them being about £11 a few years ago - such a rapid increase!