Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Wish List #5

1. Cat Print Pyjama Set - Topshop. I have super long legs so these would never fit me properly, so these will have to stay on the wish list forever. But they're covered in a cat motif so how could I avoid loving them?

2. Stud and Gem Make Up Bag - Topshop. I usually just throw odd bits and pieces of make up into the zip pocket inside of my bag, but I think that this looks gorgeous and would make my life so much easier if I actually had a proper make up bag to carry around. (Plus my make up would be safe and sound!)

3. Tall Crepe Pinafore Playsuit - Topshop. I love the whole pinafore dress trend that seems to be popping up on so many fashion blogger's blogs right now. I couldn't find a dress that would be a suitable length for me but this Tall collection playsuit would be perfect! Shame about the price...

4. Rose Leather Mini Organiser 2013 - Paperchase. I usually remember everything that I'm supposed to do or write it down on my wall calendar/phone so I'm not really sure why I want this. It could be because it looks super cute, I dunno... If I got it I'm not sure if I'd use it for too long.

5. Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Urban Decay @ Debenhams. I actually ordered this last week and Debenhams randomly said that they were unable to fulfil that part of my order and refunded me, so on the wish list it goes! I've only used the little sample that I got with my first Naked Palette but I can assure you that it's amazing!

6. Tall Zip Mini Skirt - Topshop. I fell in love with this skirt when it was put up on the Topshop website last week! I love the leather look and zip detail, I could actual do a little drool over it. But at £38 it's a bit pricey for a skirt.

7. Unbelievable Black Leather Ankle Boots - Office. This is a classic case of saving the best for last. I mean, look at them! They're only on the wish list because they don't have them in my size on the website- otherwise I'd have snapped them up immediately! I've been after a pair of boots like these for so long and never thought to look on Office's site. I'll definitely be nipping in to the actual store tomorrow to hunt these down.

Have you had your eye on anything?

Friday, 25 January 2013

Topshop Make Your Own Necklace

I rarely buy Topshop jewellery when it's not in the sale, because one of my few skills in life is the ability to hunt down accessory bargains, but every now and then I'll see a piece that makes me feel as though I can't go on without it around my neck. Well, guess what happened... 

I saw this amazing Make Your Own Necklace necklace in a post on the lovely Robyn's blog and thought that it was such a unique and clever piece. It comes in the form of two necklaces; a silver one with letters and a gold one with some lovely little charms. I absolutely love the Hamsa hand! Each chain has a detachable loop so you can attach letters to either of them. The necklace comes with a box full of letters that is supposed to have the entire alphabet and doubles of any vowels, but I actually got a few extra letters thrown in for good measure so I'm not complaining! I think that this is such a lovely, smart idea and I'm a massive fan of personalised accessories so I had to share it with you lovely readers.

You can get your own Make Your Own Necklace on the Topshop website here.

Do you have any personalised items?

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub Review

I know that I've been AWOL for about three months but I realised that I couldn't write up decent blog posts when I had to settle back into uni life, adjust to 6am wake ups and stress about my dissertation all at once! No posts are better than bad posts, right? Anyway, I'm going to pretend that I never left and crack on with the show.

I thought that I'd start with a little review on Lush's Bubblegum Lip Scrub. The scrub itself is made from castor sugar (and tastes amazing) and seeing as it's Lush you don't have to worry about any horrible chemicals because it's 100% natural! To use the scrub you only need to take a tiny amount on your finger and then just rub it in like you would do with any other exfoliating product. Just remember not to rub too hard because you don't want to get sore, scratched lips. Once you've applied the product and are happy with the amount of scrubbing you've done the fun part comes- you lick it off! Or you can simply wipe it off, but where's the fun in that?

I've been using the lip scrub since the beginning of last July so I can completely vouch for how amazing it is! My lips weren't in a horrific state, they just started peeling and it especially showed when I put lipstick on. I saw a couple of bloggers mentioning this little gem on their blogs so I decided to bite the bullet and spend £5.25 on it, and I'm glad to say that I did. I used to use it once in the morning and once at night but soon realised that it had made my lips so soft I could go days without needing to go back to it! I know that the price seems a lot, for such a small tub, but you only need a small amount -because a little goes a long way- so I see it as an 'investment' product because it will last for such a long time. It works well on its own or if you're prepping for lipstick application - it seriously just glides onto your lips!

After a good five months I still have well over two thirds of the tub left and I only break it out when my lips really need it because its effects are truly long lasting! I'm not sure which product I'd turn to in a lip crisis if I never discovered this little miracle, it's absolutely amazing!

The Bubblegum Lip Scrub is available in Lush stores or online for £5.25, and worth every penny! Will you be trying out their lip scrub or do you have your own alternative lip therapy? 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Harts + Crosses Rings

I know for a fact that in previous posts I've mentioned finding online sellers of lovely jewellery through other bloggers and Twitter. Well, it happened again! A couple of weeks ago an online store named Harts + Crosses started following me on Twitter and I just had to have a good old nosey at their items, especially since I've been on a ring collection spree for weeks now (which is clearly what this particular post is about!) Seeing as I discovered them when I only had about £10 to my name I only bought the Purple Glam Ring and the Blue Glam Ring for an amazing £1.50 each! This was made even sweeter by the fact that you can currently get 15% off any order, so in total I spent less than £4 for the two lovely rings pictured on the right! Later on I couldn't help buying the Quartz Ring (in black) and the Rough Ring which are £5 each, I got them during a 40% off sale so everything was almost half the price of what it should have been which I was incredibly happy about. The rings are of such an amazing quality for the bargain prices and these four are all adjustable, which I like because then I can pick and choose which finger I feel like jazzing up!

You can have a nosey at all of Harts + Crosses' jewellery, which also includes bracelets and necklaces, as well as clothing and accessories here. There's information on the homepage about how to get either free delivery or 15% off your order so it would be a crime not to treat yourself!

Friday, 28 September 2012

Benefit Haul #1

Hello everyone! I've been slightly MIA over the last couple of weeks or so because I've been cramming all of the uni work that I should have been doing over summer into the last month, oops... Anyway, here's a little post so that you know that I'm not gone forever.

L-R: "that gal" Brightening Face Primer £21.50, Foamingly Clean Facial Wash £16.50 and The Porefessional £23.50

Benefit are by far my favourite make up brand, considering they're not a high street company I personally don't find their prices to be anywhere near as extortionate as other brands and you get more than your moneys worth when it comes to the products themselves. Over the past month or so I've picked up these three products so I thought that I'd show you guys! Firstly there's the "that gal" Brightening Face Primer which I got to try out when I went to a Benefit Brow Bar last month and I loved it. It's a pink tone instead of the classic white primer and it smells divine which gets it major points from me! Secondly is my third bottle of their Foamingly Clean Facial Wash, after being sent some free samples last Christmas I've been hooked on the stuff and my skin has dramatically improved. Not to say that I don't get crazy breakouts every now and then, I'm only human! Finally is the famous The Porefessional balm. This is another product that I got hooked on after they let me try it out at the Benefit counter. It's the greatest product in my make up bag! Whenever I put it on I feel like a magic act is happening on my face because my pores just disappear (if only they'd stay gone!) I hope that this little post satisfied everyone for the time being! I have a huge list of drafts that I'm going to try and finish over the weekend so I still have meaty posts for you guys to read whilst I'm slaving (ha!) over my dissertation.

I'll be writing reviews on these in the future, I thought that I'd mention that in case anyone thought that this post was me doing a lazy three way review, if you want to hear about one of them just let me know so I know what my blogging priorities are! Have a lovely weekend!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Born This Way Ball - Manchester Arena - 11.09.12

My past music related posts have included Nicki Minaj and blink-182 gigs so I think that I've made it quite clear that I'll actually listen to anything! So, last week, after months of waiting, I finally went to see Lady Gaga on her Born This Way Ball tour. I've already been to the Monster Ball tour back in 2010 so it wasn't like I'd never seen her before, but I've been obsessed with her for about four years now so seeing her again was blatantly a matter of life and death. Between dancing around and throwing my paws up I managed to take a few pictures so I thought that I'd share the better looking ones with you all!