Sunday, 31 August 2014

French Connection Purchase

Hey Lovies, So it was my Birthday last weekend and thought I would show you a couple of the pieces that I managed to get from French Connection. I love shopping in French Connection when the budget allows of course. There clothes are always so stylist and on point, also I love the way I can wear them to work and outside work makes my life a little easier. My mum has even made friend with some of the sales assistants she goes in there so often, not sure if thats a good or bad thing?

So first up it my trusty leather jacket, called Riot Stretch Cropped Jacket at a rather reasonable price of £89, there are others in store which are far more expensive. I just fell in love with this jacket the minute I saw it, with the detailing not only on the front but also the back. I needed a smart leather jacket and this was perfect.  

Next up is this gorgeous Ziggy Sleeveless Jacket, the minute I tried this jacket on I fell in love. I had jeans on and a white T shirt on at the time and it went very well with that. It gives something different to an outfit I think than just a normal jacket, personal it says Victoria Beckham to me. I would pair this with white jeans and a plain top, or even a dress there are so many ways it can be worn. 

Anyways I hope you like my new items and maybe even purchase one yourself.

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Monday, 25 August 2014

Love Me Beaty Box

love me beauty box

My Love me Beauty Box | £10 + P&P

It's that time of the month again and my Love me Beauty Box has finally arrived!! I love receiving my package every month excited to see all the goodies inside. I have been getting the Love me Beauty box for a while now and I must saying the contents do very some what but the best part of it that all the products are FULL SIZE!! 

So with out further a do let me show you what I was sent through this month...

love me beauty box

love me beauty box

So Susan Flutter Mascara | RRP £14.96

This mascara has just recently been introduced to the So Susan product range, it is carbon black for that dramatic black lash. The bristles are extra stiff to help separate your lashes enabling you to achieve that volumised look. 
I love the packaging of this mascara with the bird on the handle, and also when you open the mascara it actually smells nice. It does not have that 'mascara' smell if you know what i'm talking about. 

love me beauty box

Ofra Eyeliner in 'Black' | RRP £7.60

This eye liner has been a great addition to this months box, It water resistant which is always helpful when lining the waterline of your eyes so it won't smudge. It has a synthetic beeswax base so it goes onto your lids really smooth and easy and won't get that 'pulling' feeling which can happen with some liners.

love me beauty box

Ofra Eye Shadow in 'Gold Rush' | RRP £8.80

This Gold Rush colour is from Ofra's 'Diamons are Forever' Palette collection. I do really like this colour and have been meaning to get a gold colour for Autumn and can defiantly see this being used a lot. I have olive skin so i need to apply a bit more to make it really pop but the colour is beautiful and has such great pigmentation. 

love me beauty box

love me beauty box

So Susan Dual Brow Powder | RRP £11.95

I have never really owned specific eye brow powder myself I have always used my eye shadow for a natural look, so I'm excited to be adding this product to my makeup bag. The two colours are for generally darker eye brows but it also is infused with Aloe extract and Carrot Seed Oil to nourish the sensitive areas around the eye. 

love me beauty box

Lashem | RRP £40 (For full 3.5ml)

I don't generally use mascara during the day so that my lashes can breathe and not getting pulled around so much when i remove it. This Lashem serum will be a great addition to my daily routine to gel nourish them, meaning I will be able to wear mascara that little bit more 

love me beauty box

The Teashed Skinny Tea Teabags | RRP £3.50

I am excited to try these Green Tea bags, as I love the bags which are not like your every day tea bags  because they are pyramid silky bags ( can you tell I'm a sucker for packaging?). 

Hope you enjoyed reading this post, If you have used any of these product do leave your comments below. 

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Green Goddess Smoothie

So this is a new kind of post which I have not done before, but as i have going a bit of a health kick i wanted to share it with you.
So I bought myself a Breville Smoothie maker from Tesco which has proved to be one of the best kitchen appliances which I don't think i could live without now. I bundle a load of fruits and veg inside, turn it on and your smoothie is make and it just the right amount for one serving. 
What is also great about this product is that once you have done with blending you take the capsule off the appliance and it is the your drinking container and comes with a lid. Perfect for people who are on the go like myself. 

I have been looking around for some recipes and can be hard to find what you are looking for and then found some fantastic ingredients and bundled them all in and now call it The Green Goddess. I know it doesn't look like the nicest drink but they never do but i can promise you it takes very nice. 

So without further ado here are the ingredients i used:

  •  A bunch of Kale Leaves
  • A bunch of spinach leaves
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1/2 Cup of blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon of flaxseeds
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder 

The benefits of this drinks that it alkalises the body, strengthens the immune system and provides you with energy. 

Hope you give this a go and if you do please do let me know.

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Monday, 11 August 2014

Bubble Tea Cosmetics Review

Hey Beautiful People....
So I was approached by Bubble Cosmetics to try some of their new products. As you could probably guess by the name they sell bath products to make you not only smell good but feel good. 
I was immediately interested as I don't often venture past my trusty Radox, so I though I would give it a go. 

I received my package in the post a few days later and was happy to see they had sent me two samples, not only that they were of retail size. Normally when samples go out they are a small version as they don't cost so much. I was instantly impressed with this and felt that they cared about their customers. 

Bubble Tea Cosmetics

Bubble Tea Cosmetics

The two products I received were the Lemon Grass and Green Tea Bath Bomb and the hibiscus & Acai Berry Tea shower Gel. I was glad to have two different kind of products to try from their range to give me an insight to what the products are truly like. 

Bubble Tea Cosmetics

So bath time it was and had to make the difficult decision of which product to choose first. I went for the Lemon Grass bath bomb as I had never tried a bath bomb before. I filled my bath up slightly then through the bath bomb in. As I opened the pack I got this amazing scent of Lemon Grass and Green Tea but was not over powering. I left the bath bomb to dissolve in the water and my bathroom was filled with this relaxing smell. As the colour was a very pale yellow it did not turn the colour of my water too much which was nice but was just left with the scents. The scent however did not last for too long about 15 minutes. 

The next product to try was the shower gel, the minute I poured the gel into my hand the strong scent of berry is just amazing. I only put a small amount on in my hand but that is all you need as it goes along way. The texture is smooth and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and light. After my shower and was all dry my skin felt refreshed and still smelt amazing. 

Hope you enjoyed this post and has inspired you to go and get some products for yourself. Please let me know if you have tried any of these products yourself and what you thought of them.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

New Adventures becoming a Pilates Teacher

Hello my beauties!!!
Hope your all having a fabulous week isn't it going so fast, its Thursday already!! Bring on the weekend!!!

So as many of you know I am a gymnast and have been for many years so i do like to keep fit and active. I have been looking up Yoga and Pilates classes and was not sure what all the fuss was about. I have read so many fantastic reviews and always like to throw myself into something new that i signed up to train as a Pilates instructor. I am so excited to start this new journey and can't wait to share it all with you.                                     


So what is Pilates? 
Pilates has been going for a very long time and was developed by Joseph Pilates. It composes of 6 main principles being Centering, Control, Flow, Breath, Precision and concentration. Pilates emphasises quality over quantity so it not about how many repetitions you do but how well you do them.  

What difference to Yoga? 
Many people think that Pilates and Yoga are roughly the same thing but there are some differences. Pilate’s moves are not held for such long periods and involve more lying, sitting and kneeling moves.  
Pilates moves use resistance and concentration on breathing in the rib cage so the chest, sides and back expand on inhalation but the waist does not.  
A mat-work Pilate’s session will burn slightly more calories than a yoga class, by virtue of a faster pace and the use of weighted resistance.

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

MAC Makeup Brushes

Hello Hello,
How are you beautiful people? just firstly wanted to apologise for my absence over the past few weeks, it has been super crazy and busy so have not had any time to sit and write anything and was feeling slightly over whelmed with everything that was going on... But I'm back now and excited to share this new post with you all. 

Last Christmas (which i know was a while ago now) i was lucky enough to be given the MAC SE brush kit which was on special just for christmas. I am such a sucker for nice packaging and my things looking pristine that admittedly i hadn't used them of a quite a while as they looked so perfect. I am not sure if any of you are like this at all by any chance?

MAC SE Brushes

To start with the packaging is great, simple black and white with a dash of gold. The packaging for the box is just the same which i like as the theme is consistent through out. When i open the zip you can see the beautiful silk lining. I was surprised that the pouch does not open all the way and flat. 

MAC SE Brushes

MAC SE Brushes

There are five brushes which come in this set:

MAC 214SE - This is a short and rounded brush with soft and natural bristles. It is used to line your eyes and also to smudge any harsh lines if you were going for a smokey look for example. The MAC 214SE is also very good to packing lots of shadow onto the lid. 

MAC 266SE - This is a fantastic brush, the bristles have been put in place precisely for this angled edge to make it easy to apply any eye liner. I use this with either powder if i am going for a soft look or with my gel liner if i want to make a defined line. 

MAC 219SE - This brush is shaped with a pencil like edge. This is great for packing shadow into the crease for a precise application. You can also use it to line your last line if you were going for that softer more blended look. 

MAC 211SE - I have never really used a lip brush previously as i would just apply my lip colour straight onto my lips. This is a great little handy brush to have when packing lots of colour onto your lips. 

MAC 227SE -  This is a great extra large paddle brush, with a fluffy round top. You can use it for your eyes or your face. It is very good for applying highlighter or blending and powdered base products. 

I hope you liked my review and please let me know if you have any of these and what you think in comments below. 

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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Clarins Multi Active Day Cream

Clarins Multi Active Day Cream

Clarins Multi Active Day Cream

So its that time of the month again where i run out of moisturiser. I have tried a few moisturisers but this time I'm going back to my Clarins Multi Active Day Cream. Moisturiser is such an important part of your daily face routine so buying a good cream is essential. 

I do favour this cream mostly because a little goes along way. The texture of the cream is thick and rich so you only need a small amount which makes the tub last longer. I dab small amounts of the cream onto my forehead, cheeks, chin and nose and then rub in gently always remembering to avoid your eyes. I find this moisturise lasts me all day and never leaves me with dry skin. It also is a very good base for my makeup which is always helpful. 

The packaging of the cream i do really like the glass tub with a white lid is very simple but classy and  fits in well with my bathroom as it is mostly white.