Saturday, 13 September 2014

YOU BEAUTY Discovery Box

I've had my fair share of subscription boxes over the past few years and found that they weren't quite for me, always cancelling them after 2 or 3 boxes.. My first impressions of this box however are a little different. I love how the box is discreet and classically simple, it is what it is.
I also like how the products fit in comfortably but they aren't flying around a big box every time you move it, it seems a great size and the mix of products you receive is perfect for me.
Haircare, beauty and a little bit of healthy lifestyle too.
At only £6.95 a month (with P£P included!) I think it's a great way to find some new products in very decent trial sizes; you get to pick 2 products from their monthly list and then get some added extras thrown in to surprise you so you're guaranteed to get 2 products you want!

They also have Limited Edition boxes - check them out here.
What do you think of Subscription Boxes?


John Frieda Shampoo & Conditioner in Brilliant Brunette
Toni & Guy GLAMOUR Volume Plumping Whip
- Crabtree & Evelyn Tea: Afternoon Tea & Blackberry Green Tea
- Product September Booklet
Mavala MAVADRY (dries nail polish in seconds)
- Make Up Sponge
- £2 off coupon for Brilliant Brunette Collection
- £25 giftcard for Hello Fresh


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

My Top 3 Scents ft. Fragrance Expert

Lacoste - Touch Of Pink
buy it here
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Violet, Carrot Seed Oil
Top Notes: Orange, Cardamon,Coriander
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla

This was my very first perfume. It was a present for my 12th birthday from my uncle and i've never looked back! The bottle is a beautiful blend of clear and pink glass, it looks shiny, classy and is a perfect fit to my bright-loving self. It is very feminine, modern and spontaneous - my go-to feel good day fragrance. The scent never fails to cheer me up! I wear it almost daily and i've never had any problems with leakage when keeping it in my overnight bag. If you like floral and fruity fragrances, i'd recommend giving this a try - it's great value to buy too!

Davidoff - Cool Water Woman
buy it here
Heart Notes: Lily of the Valley
Top Notes: Watermelon
Base Notes: Sandalwood

I saw this for years on tv adverts before taking the plunge to try it. The bottle always stood out to me with it's beautiful shape, cone-like base and gentle blue colouring. It's a definite summer fragrance and is perfect for daytime dates! It has a wonderfully 'beachy' feel to it, fresh and adventurous and is the perfect holiday accompaniment. This always goes in my suitcase! The watermelon really comes through and the sweetness of lily just makes it perfect! Who knew a fragrance could hold so many of my favourite things! It also looks beautiful sitting on the bathroom shelf..

Ghost - Deep Night
buy it here
Heart Notes: Apricot, Peach, White Wood
Top Notes: Cereus, Rose
Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla

This fragrance was an 'accidental' find. It was bought for me as a present when I was 15 and the person who bought it thought it fitted me as the bottle was black and I dressed like a 'rock chick'.. hmm.. But anyways, I fell in love! The bottle for starters is immensely cute in shape and the top is a fantastic idea, I just love the simplicity. The fragrance is sweet and sensual, perfect for date night and has a deep tone to it - almost smoky in a way. It is definitely seductive too, my boyfriend loves this fragrance and so that has to make it a winner! If you haven't tried this before, please do! It's just beautiful!


*All opinions expressed are my own and I was not asked to write or compensated for this post in any way

Sunday, 7 September 2014

We All Got Left Behind, We Let It All Slip Away

Leather Mix Jeans - MANGO/Asos
White Vest - Matalan
Crop Jumper - Forever21 / sale
Converse - Foot Asylum
Duffle Bag (similar) - New Look / sale

The denim and leather mix jeans from Mango are insanely comfortable! They fit like a complete dream.. The fact they have a denim waist means that you don't get the sticky leather feeling and they hug rather than squeeze your skin. They are by far my favourite jeans brand and I will hopefully be investing in (many) more pairs this Autumn/Winter. I decided to keep the rest of the outfit simple as I wanted the jeans to speak for themselves. A white vest top and cobalt blue crop jumper seemed the perfect mix along with my trusty converse hi-tops for a casual weekend look. I could have added more accessories but just loved how my duffle bag looked and didn't want to ruin the aztec vibe of it!
I'm off to celebrate my soon to be sister-in-laws birthday - Happy Sunday!


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Definitely Maybe

Crochet Batwing Sweater - Oasap Free Trial*
'Starbucks' Top - Romwe
Leigh Jeans - Topshop
Patent Bag - Mango
Pumps - New Look

This sweater is my new favourite and I have already worn it 3 times this week! It's the perfect staple for autumn layering and is definitely on-trend. I chose the pastel blue colour as I thought I could dress it up or down as it would look just as good as a cover-up for an evening out. Although the sleeves look quite baggy, they do have 'cuffs' at the ends to stop them from slipping down your arm too far yet they aren't restricting at all. The design does look quite liable to ripping but i've had absolutely no trouble and i'm one of the ridiculously clumsy people! Find the Oasap *Free Trials here.
It was really sunny but there was a slightly strong wind so I thought this would be perfect for layering over a long sleeved top for a pastel contrast and to add some more colour. It's actually quite insulating considering the material, I put it on over a vest top yesterday and it was actually quite warm!
I teamed it with my trusty Mango bag and my New Look pumps as i'm absolutely loving the wine colouring, I actually thought they complimented the sweater very well. I think you might be seeing a little more of this sweater this month.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Afternoon Tea with the family

So today was spent with my lovely family, celebrating the date that would've been my Uncle 61st birthday.
We decided to have our family tradition of Afternoon Tea - complete with scones, conserve and clotted cream! All from M&S
We made homemade sandwiches cut into triangles and mini cakes to complete the lovely treat

We used my grans best tea-cups and saucers and dressed in shirt & tie and tea dresses! It was lovely to get dressed up for a semi low-key occasion and just to sit and chat in the garden.
So this post is dedicated to my family:
Happy Birthday Uncle Kevin! We miss you! xx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Mega Man - The Capcom Legend

I grew up with a NES Console from the age of 3 and Mega Man was my first video game hero. His vibrant colour, his awesome attire and range of bosses is what make him a Capcom legend in his own right. This post is a tribute to my love of the NES - which I still own, purchase games for and play.
The nostalgia is just too amazing to forget.

Mega Man top - Shirtpunch
Leather Jacket - IL2L
Shorts - Criminal Damage
Leggings - Primark
Boots - TK Maxx


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Batiste Dry Shampoo: Blush

Carrying this around in my bag makes it perfect for any hair emergency! Whether my hair is looking a bit dry and greasy or I just want to add a little bit more oomph!
It's The festival saviour too!
Simply spray 30cm from your head on your roots
Rustle up your hair to make sure the product is 'mixed' in (crazy hair time!)
Then just brush your hair as usual

I absolutely love Batiste and they also have an array of fragrances that I love to alternate between.
Blush is my favourite right now as it's fresh, floral and slightly sweet smelling as well as being in a cute pink can! It is super simple and perfect for those nights that you end up staying over at a friend's or just wake up late! It's literally a 2-3 minute regime that works every time. If you haven't already, I'd definitely recommend trying it out. I carry this with me almost everywhere in autumn simply because the wind and rain can make your hair look a total mess and it's great to know you can fix it wherever you are!
Mini cans are available too!
The range consists of Dry Shampoo, XXL Volume, Conditioning Mist, Nourish, Plumping Powder and  even a fab collaboration with Pixie Lott.

It's available at Boots and Superdrug for £2.99