Sunday, 26 May 2013

Accesorize 70% sale: Vintage Postcard Coin purse

I have this thing for purses (Or Wallets as Americans call it). I cannot have a purse for a long period of time, as I like to change things about. I feel like a purse it such a statement that you simply cannot have too many, therefore I have a huge collection that seems to be ever piling up- however I still do use them on a regular basis. I purchased this poscard coin purse from Accessorize a couple of days ago as I was getting bored of the Lacoste purse that I've been sporting for the last year (a record!) and I simply love the whole look of particular style.
WARNING! Lots of photos!

I am a sucker for cute purses and bags! I always look for something that would catch my eye! Nonetheless the exterior is a postcard look which matches my me perfectly.It has some pretty buttons and embroidery.I also love the little pink bow with gold heart and the airmail sign  It is also has a very soft cotton feel to it which I love.Also, it adds more of a 'girly' touch (not that any more is needed, thanks to the flowers!).

As you open up  the purse, you have just the right space you need for your money to comfortably sit without it looking inflated. You then have only one section where you can put your money, notes, cheques, receipts or whatever you desire!This will be great for school or pocket money. I find I can put a lot of things in a really compact design. I've seen these float about from place to place, but I think these are going to become a huge hit in the months to come!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

E45 Noirsh & Restore - 2 weeks after

 I have been using E45 Nourish & Restore body lotion that got sent to me by BzzAgent for free for a few weeks non-stop every single day because I really like it.
  Firstly, the packaging is very modern and looks amazing on my dressing table. I like those sort of packaging where producers keep it simple yet elegant, so you can actually read the name of the product you are going to use.
  The smell is very lightly fragnanced so can be used on sensitive skin, too. The texture is very smooth and formula is light so you don't need to wait for ages for it sink in.
  So, I have been using E45 for about 2 weeks now and results are showing already. I have been using this on my knees and hands as they seem to get dry. Now, they are much softer and healthy looking. Also, their skin tone evened out just after such a short period of time. I will be using this more and I will definitely recommend to every who is reading this.

*sorry, those cloudy mornings!:)

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

E45 Nourish & Restore moisturizer

  As some of you might not know, I'm a BzzAgent. I was really excited when I found out that I am going to recive two full-sized bottles for free from BzzAgent!!!
  So I was super excited when I saw a parcel from BzzAgent in my letterbox!I tried it out immediatly and I was amazed with results.
  That is what E45 says:
"After just one try you will see the difference to your skin. The new range of daily body lotions are so light they let you enjoy the indulgence and nourishment of E45 every single day.
Drawing from their knowledge of more acute skin ailments, E45 has developed a daily body lotion range that will rejuvenate and enliven your skin to give it a healthy glow day in and day out. It will leave your skin feeling and looking luminous, no matter if you’re headed to store or out for an extravagant dinner. With four different varieties to choose from, your skin will be thanking you in no time at all for making the switch."
  You all know that skin can get dry and we need to moisturize so this doesn't happen. When I used E45 body lotion the first time I noticed that it is not too heavy that you have to wait for ages for it to sink in and it didn't leave my skin feeling sticky.It made my skin feeling hydrated and comfortable.Plus, when the summer is coming up it will be perfect for use after sun.Also, I love the fact that it is only slightly fragnanced and wouldn't cause irratation on sensetive skin.
    I think this is a perfect daily moisturizer that leaves my skin looking healthy and bright!
Boots £ 3.45

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Firmoo purple sunglasses

  Sunglasses are an essential accessory all year round to protect our eyes from damaging effects of the sun. I need to admit I don't wear them every single day but when the sun is shinning I will definitely have a pair on my nose.
        I was kindly sent a pair of gorgeous full frame sunglasses by Firmoo. Firmoo is the worlds popular online glasses store.Ordering with Firmoo is fast and easy. My purchase was completed in a matter of minutes and glasses arrived in about a week. And overall I was very pleased with the service. I was highly impressed with a fantastic range of different frames, colours and designs.Also, Firmoo offers a virtual try-on service, where you can upload your own photo or use already uploaded photos and see how well they suit you.
    I always dreamt about a pair high quality purple sunglasses but never ordered them for some reason. I have previously bought a pair of cheap purple sunglasses and I loved how the colour worked for me, so I knew I will fall in love with ..... I adore the design and I think they will fit any shape or age." These are larged sized and well made sunglasses, giving a butterfly appearance.Two sides of the rim are hollowed out connecting the arms with metallic lying "Y"s.You wil of course enjoy wearing them in sunshine"I decided to go for this design as I think it is simply beautiful and perfectly fit me. You can also get those glasses in red and black.
   Overall, I'm very impressed and pleased with my new sunglasses and now excitingly waiting for summer.


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Cath Kidston messenger bag

     The weather still being very chilly!) it's getting me really excited for spring to arrive, and eventually the summer sun! One of the things I love most about spring is that I can wear floral prints and pastel colours without feeling out of place. Admittedly I still wear florals in winter, but it's not quite right is it?
    So My love for Cath Kidston is quite a recent thing, but since discovering her designs I've fallen  in love!In keeping with the floral theme, I have a beautiful new bag to show off to you!
I've been using this bag non stop since I've received it, as it's so large! Since summer is approaching and I have a whole tests to do, I find it perfect to take with me everywhere. I can fit in my trainers, books, water etc all inside, with lots room to spare! It's also much more attractive than a smelly old bag!
     The large bag is made from a really durable, strong cotton fabric. The Daisy Rose pattern is set onto a red background, and it has spray burst of pretty rose and daisy (of course!) bouquets all over. It's such a pretty design, also very practicle because of it's large size, as well as its internal pocket and secure magnetic fastening, making it perfect for everyday use. The long handle fit snugly over the shoulder too, and they're sewn into the base of the bag rather than at the top (ever had a handbags handle decide to break off at the wrong time?!) which keeps it very secure.
       The quality of this bag is just amazing. And I bet you can't guess the price... this big, excellent quality Cath Kidston bag is only £45! In comparison to some other CK bags, this price is fantastic in my opinion and worth every penny! I'm sure that this bag will last me many, many years to come, and so I think it's a very worthwhile investment. And florals never go out of fashion, right?
      You can purchase this bag from the ck, as well as a huge range of other gorgeous products (perfect one stop gift shop!). They offer free wrapping in pretty Cath Kidston post stamp prints on every order (saving you lots of time and hassle!), and free delivery on orders over £50!

Friday, 8 March 2013

L'occitane Cherry Blossom hand cream ♥

    Enriched with Shea Butter, this creamy and non-greasy moisturizer nourishes and protects hands, leaving them delicately scented. Contains cherry extract from Luberon, Provence.£8

    It seems the season of dry-hands has returned! What I love about this L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream is that the shea butter component provides instant, immediate relief, leaving my skin feeling silkier and smoother after application. It dries nicely and smoothly and is not too thick or heavy on the hands. Great for those of us who are impatient with hand creams. I personally love quality scents and this Cherry Blossom fragrance is sweet and delicate at the same time. It's a really subtle scent which lingers on the skin just enough to make it really pleasant, without being overpowering. If you like sweet, fruity fragrances, especially with hints of cherry, and are looking for a hand cream that definitely works, this L'Occitane cream delivers highly in scent and smoothness.This can be purchased here for £8, and comes in a handy travel size!


Sunday, 3 March 2013

Nivea Primer Sample ♥

Nivea is probably my go to skin care brand, whether its for body moisturising, or lip balms etc, I've even started using some of their make up products. I just know that I can rely on this brand to deliver great results.
I chose the normal/combination primer (there is also a dry/sensitive option). It has a double action formula which can be used to moisturise the skin, it absorbs instantly into the skin due to its light texture and uses effective hydrators for long lasting moisture throughout the day. It can also be used to provide a smooth base ready for make up application and even helps your make up to stay in place.
The texture is really light, like a creamy gel. It provides the moisture which you would expect from a thicker/richer moisturiser, but instantly absorbs into the skin. Enriched with Vitamins and natural Lotus extract the primer really does give the skin a refreshed feel and appearance. It even smells clean & refreshing.

The primer is for use after cleansing, where you should massage the cream into the skin in small circles, and then you can pretty much apply your make up straight away, great for making you look your best in a hurry. Especially if you're like me and would rather have the extra 5 mins in bed rather than waiting for your moisturiser to sink in!
I have really noticed a difference in both the feel & appearance of my skin, and it keeps my make up looking flawless pretty much all day. Overall I think this is a must have product at the moment, and you should definitely give it a go, as we all need these kind of multi action essentials in our lives!

Best of all, this comes at a bargain price of only £3.99 for 50ml at Superdrug

You can tell just how popular it is as its sold out, and also was sold
out in my local store the other day.
Have you tried it? & What are your thoughts?

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Revlon just bitten Lipstain in Frenzy ♥


      After much deliberation I settled on the shade 'Frenzy' from their lip stain and balm collection. The whole idea is that the stain (which in this case resembles a felt tip pen) is accompanied by a lip balm on the opposite end of the pen so that you don't have to carry two seperate products around for touch ups. The first time I used this I made the mistake of applying the stain AFTER using the balm which apparently is a big no-no and resulted in patchy, uneven colour all around. After reading the instructions a little more carefully I realised that you're meant to use the stain on completely dry lips in order to ensure even application... whoops!
     I've been after a lip stain for a while as I love the idea of them giving a subtle flush of colour that's more suited to everyday wear than bold or heavy lipstick. I know a lot of brands have jumped on the lip stain/paint bandwagon recently but after hearing such good things about Revlon's 'Just Bitten' range I opted to give them a go first. At £8 they were a little pricier than some of the lip stains bought out by other high street brands but I figured you probably get what you pay for!


Sunday, 17 February 2013

Elvive Extraordinary Oil


 I'm a lover of haircare and a massive lover of hair oils, so I'm always on the lookout for the next best one. When I saw this one in Superdrug a few months ago on offer I thought why not have a try because if it works its a massive bottle and will last me a lifetime!So then I was offered to try it out and today I recieved this lovely sample!
       Extraordinary Oil can be used in 3 different ways which I think gives a good value for money if you are looking for an all around product that isn't going to break the bank, you can pop it on before washing, use it on damp hair before styling and also use it as a finishing oil.
        I have tried all three ways out and I have to say for me using it as a finishing oil is not something I like as I have a bit of a problem with the smell and also because personally I like to use a shine spray after styling my hair so adding oil just seems pointless and there's no need to grease up my hair unnecessarily.
       I love using it before shampooing though as it seems like its an added treatment, I just apply to my hair concentrating on the mid lengths and ends, I leave it on for a good 10-15 minutes before shampooing and it seems to add a little lusciousness to my hair and makes my split ends seem non existent. This also leaves a lovely shine to my hair and a sort of effortless weightless feeling, it also helps minimise frizz and flyaways.
      I occasionally use this after washing my hair like I would use a normal hair oil and it works OK but just not to what I feel a hair oil should do, for some reason when I use it this way it feels like it is doing hardly anything for my hair other than just taming a few flyaways and making is easier to comb... I feel like when you use it this way it works more like how a serum would.
        I am not too sure if I actually like this product or if I am just using it up but I absolutely hate the smell too like I have mentioned above... It smells like hairspray and spirits sometimes this smell can linger and sometimes it just fades away into a quite nice smelling scent. This is another reason why I like to use it with the before shampooing method.
       Over all I would say this was a good all round multi oil or maybe something for someone who was just getting into hair oil, if you are looking for something with a little more depth and are a die hard hair oil fan I would say it's best to give this a miss.... I know I shall be in the future!
What are your thoughts on hair oils? Have you tried this one?xxx

Kirsties Vintage Home ♥

  Is anyone else here obsessed with watching Kirsties Vintage Home? I really enjoy watching it and picking up some great ideas and tips on how to transform any room into a chic vintage style interior. Kirstie Allsopp has also designed and created a range of homeware accessories.
The chic Savannah Coral pattern consists of green chickens and pink and blue chicks, with a mix of leaves and roses. The birds are displayed over a leaf print background in subtle tones of stone and cream. I have the oven mitt and set of tea towels, but the design is also available in oven glove, apron, tea cosy, door stop, bag, and table cloth. I love the design on these, especially the dainty little pink roses! They would look perfect in a country style kitchen.
Here are some lovely photos of the collection:

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Vintage signs

I'm have been spending the day doing all things blog related so while working on another post i came across these incredible vintage retro inspired signs to hang in your room or kitchen and I knew I had to do a post on these straight away, the seller has so much more to choose from but I had to limit myself to a good selection. I love them all so much and I wish I could have them all hanging in my kitchen!
You can get them for £5.49 each from here
Do you like these signs? Which one is your favourite?

Friday, 15 February 2013

Batiste Dry Shampoo

I bought this, took its picture, uploaded it to a post, saved it to a draft, and waited for the day I knew I would right only a lackluster review on this product. I've never been one to jump on the dry shampoo wagon because, let's be honest here, I didn't really think some magical powder would suddenly soak up all the oily bits in my hair and BABAM, fresh and cleaned. Loads and loads of bloggers hoot and holler and rave about the Batiste dry shampoo so of course I got super curious, but still, didn't think it would be magical.
      Welp ... I was so totally wrong. Now I'm going to join the herds of bloggers raving about this product! This magical canister of powder is amazeballs to the max! Let me start with the superficial; the packaging on this can? product? is so cute. I love the little flowers and the cute blue font. It appeals to me in so many ways that I actually wouldn't mind having it out as a mini desk decoration. Next, the smell. Oh, the scent is delicious and I want it made into a perfume the scent is nice and sometimes I find myself just spraying this in my hair so it has a lovely scent to it. I wish I could describe the scent properly to you all but just ... I can't see anyone disliking it!

The product itself is something to get used to if you, like me, have never used dry shampoo before. You're supposed to pick up your hair and spray at the roots, with the can about 5 inches from your hair and spray! At first it looked liked it wasn't doing a darn thing and I put it away thinking "I knew it, nothing special..." It says to massage your hair after spraying, but I found it works WAY better if you just leave it and let it be for a few minutes. When I massaged right after spraying it was like I rubbed all the product out. But it actually works, it really does! How do I know, for sure? On Saturday it had been 3 days since I'd washed my hair (don't judge, let's just pretend I was doing it for the sake of experimentation ;) ) and I had to go to work that day. My hair was looking like an oily mess and I looked at this bottle and thought "now is the time to prove yourself" Prove itself it did! My train wreck of a do turned slightly more voluminous and made it look like "2nd day hair" Sure I sprayed a gallons worth but it worked and I looked totally presentable for work! My verdict is that everyone needs at least one dry shampoo in their collection of hair products for emergency uses. It's seriously a life saver and the Batiste one works magnificently! I wash my hair every other day, but when I don't feel up to it, this is so handy.

What do you guys think of the Batiste dry shampoo? Have you tried any others? Let me know!

How to : DIY Pretty Vintage Wooden Clothes Hangers ♥

     When I take photos of my new fashion buys for my blog, I usually hang them on a boring naff plastic hanger and then on nail on my wall. Not only does it look a bit tacky but it doesn't do my new item much justice either, hanging from something so ugly. So I had been hunting for a while for some pretty hangers to use instead. I saw lots of those silky hangers, but these were too narrow and also too straight. I couldn't find what I wanted, so I set about making my own!
      I wanted them to be pale, pretty and girly. So I did a complete overhaul on these wooden bargain hangers, which not only look pretty good I think, but they were really cheap and easy to make too!

So here's my tutorial:

Get some wooden hangers (I'm everyone has at least one wooden hanger at home). Mine was without the bottom pole (used for hanging trousers) as I only use my hangers for dresses.

Lightly sand down the wood to remove the glossy stain.( I got my sandpaper from Poundland)

Paint your hangers using normal cheap white wall paint. 
Leave them to dry, and then paint on another coat.
Using some patterned paper, cut out whatever design or pattern you would like on your hanger. I used a pair of small nail scissors to get a really close neat trim. This is just a gift bag I got from Poundland ages ago. But you can use any kind of paper.

Then use PVA glue to stick the paper onto your dry painted hangers. Press them on well so they don't peel off.

And this is what you should end up with! A really simple and easy way to get custom hangers exactly how you want them, and I got 1 for only £1!

What do you think? :)

I can now hang my new buys up in style! I love the rustic effect of the white paint, and the floral pattern looks like it has been handpainted on!

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