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Sunday, 31 August 2014

My favourites for August 2014





So its officially the end of summer with today being the last day of August. It's crazy to think tomorrow is September then the day after I turn 20 and shortly I'm moving out! Anyhow to avoid panicking, I shall get back to all the things I've Loved this month.
First of its stationary, I think the best thing about starting a new year of education is being able to shop for new stationary. I bought a couple of cutesy things in paperchase but I loved this little notebook the best, its so cute plus I just have to have my notebook as I have a thing for writing lists. Another favourite for this month has to be books, one that has stood out for me is It by Alexa Chung mainly because its such a fun and inspirational fashion read.
A favourite post would be incomplete without some good old beauty products thrown in. The Clinique High Impact Mascara has easily become my favourite this month, its literally amazing it makes my eyelashes look incredible. Next is the Number 4 prep & protect which I received in my birchbox this month and I love it. It controls my frizzy hair and even smooths it so I don't even need to straighten my hair after blow drying any more. 
Another favourite is this Model's Own Rhubarb and Custard Nail Polish. I have such a massive sweet tooth so when I heard about there scented sweet collection range I just had to try it. Even though the scent doesn't last long the colour is such a cute glittery red.
I got my nose pierced a couple of months back, and have been waiting ages to be able to wear some nose rings. I got this pack of three smalls ones and just loved the range of colours, from multicoloured metallic to black and silver plus for £8 there a bargain!
On the topic of Bargains, I would have to say my best bargain of the month is this gorgeous purple cotton rag rug. I was going to buy a similar one in Urban Outfitters but while I was in Leeds a friend of mine suggested this shop to me called yellow sunrise. So I ended up buying this for only £13 and its beautiful and so so soft. Cannot wait to put it in my new flat! 

Have you tried any of these and what have your favourites been this month?

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Little Waterstone's Haul



As a leaving present from my work, I got a Waterstones gift voucher and loads of chocolates too which literally got eaten within 24 hours of receiving them. Anyhow, the waterstones voucher was probably the nicest thing imaginable as I'm always on the want for new books so what a great opportunity to get some. I suppose you could call this my late summer reading list, as its books I've been wanting to get my hands on for some time. 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - I've heard a lot about this book mainly good things so I thought this would be a good addition to read. The plot mainly focuses on the attitudes to race and class in the 1930's and one man's struggle for justice. 

More than This by Patrick Ness -  So this is one of those books that kept popping up and grabbing my attention. I then found that John Green had recommend this book and it kind of gave me that extra shove to buy it. The plot focuses on a boy named Seth who wakes up in an abandoned world and is searching for answers about life and even the afterlife. I have a feeling this is going to be a great read.

We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler - This one was more of an impulse buy. I stumbled across it in waterstones and not gonna lie I was quite drawn to it by the cover. However the plot doesn't disappoint either as it certainly sounds interesting. Its about an unusual family, with loads of secrets so the mystery is rather high in this book.

It by Alexa chung - Okay, so I kind of love Alexa Chung as she is superb and is such an influence in the fashion world. So I had to buy this just for the inspiration it with holds. 

Have you read any of these and what books are you currently reading/wanting?

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A little adventure to the South of England





Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the seaside. Last week I went on a little family holiday to the south of England and it was perfect mainly because I was by the beach everyday. We explored loads of cute seaside town's and little villages and even the place where I was born. We ended up in Portsmouth, Bognor, Chichester, Midhurst and loads of other little places where I cant remember the names. Even if everyone does sound rather posh then there's me with my Yorkshire accent. It's made me want to live down there so much you have no idea. I'm going to make it my aim to one day own a pastel house down south by the sea preferably in Brighton because that is the most perfect town ever and they have bunting's down streets and its just the cutest thing you will ever see. I genuinely think I'm in love with it plus they had a sass and belle shop there and its brilliant okay.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Problematic Skin Savours : Body Shop




I've battled with my skin for years and constantly tried and felt let down by face washes that are supposed to tackle spots yet just lead to worse skin. I decided to try body shop as I've heard great things even if the price was a bit of putting, Its worth the money without a doubt. I started using the seaweed face wash a couple of months back its aimed for combination skin and I doubt I will ever use any of than this as its great. My skin has cleared up so much its insane, of course I still get the odd breakout. Its so great having spot prone skin ;) After the face wash did wonders for me I decided to splurge a bit more and bought the seaweed toner and the day cream. The toner is great and unlike others doesn't leave your face feeling over dry as for the day cream, its excellent. It keeps my face matte all day, and controls my oily t zone while still being extremely moisturising. 
The next to item's are from the tea tree range. I was on the lookout for some sort of exfoilator/ face scrub and when I stumbled across this tea tree one, I thought well why not. It is a super lovely face scrub, and my face is left so refreshed after use however its quite drying so best used a once or twice a week. The last item is the Blemish fade night lotion, which is basically just an over night moisturiser however it fights spots and gets rid of blemish marks etc. I've only been using it a couple of days but I can already see the difference it makes. The blemish marks are fading and its all down to this beauty of a product.
Overall the body shop skin care range has literally helped my skin so much its unbelievable for the first time i a while my skin is actually under control. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with spot prone, oily combination skin as its worth a try! 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Away We Go : August Birchbox 2014





This is a bit of a late post but I was on holiday when it arrived so as you can imagine when I came home and saw my Birchbox I was beyond excited for it. Especially due to how incredible last month's was. The first thing I adored when I opened my box was the cute clear bag that everything came in, I'm just extremely gutted that mine is broken and doesn't have a zip on it.  However slight sadness aside this month's box is filled with goodies.

Number 4 Super Comb Prep and Protect - This has to be one of my favourite things without a doubt. It's a leave in conditioning spray that de tangles and protects against heat & sun damage. I put it on damp hair, and seriously after blow drying my hair is just frizz but with this wonder on, its actually manageable. I've even not had to straighten my hair its that magic.

Chella Highlighter Pencil - This is again another of my favourites in the box mainly because its so versatile and such a nice nude colour. Not to mention it blends perfectly and doesn't cake with other make-up. It's a great little make up essential.

Nude Progenius Omega Treatment Oil - As I have Oily skin, I haven't even attempted to put this oil on my skin mainly because its aimed for drier skin that needs hydration.  So this product is a bit pointless for me but I've given it to my mum to test out instead.

Vasanti Face Rejuvenatior - Exfoliators are always an essential no matter what skin type you are. I do already have a body shop one I swear by but this one was rather good, it definitely did to what it says and left me with a refreshed complexion. However Its quite a pricey item, so I doubt I would ever repurchase.

Supergoop! Daily correct CC Cream - This was the first cc cream I've tried and I was pleasantly surprised with how well it covered imperfections while leaving my skin feel breathable. However for an extremely pale girl like myself the colour was way to dark for me. It mentions being a natural self adjusting shade but unfortunately it just left me orange.

This month hasn't been as great as last month's however there isn't a doubt that they've packed in some good products not to mention some brand's that I've never heard of.  This is also going to be my last Birchbox, nothing to do with the product, as the boxes I've received have all been great but its just not necessarily things I need.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Taking on the Kimono Trend






//Tile Print Kimono//Black shift dress// black clutch bag// Swallow Necklace from Accersorize// Black Jelly shoes// Watch from asos//

I really have loved the kimono trend this summer and you have no idea how hard its been not to buy tons of them.  But I made a promise to myself that I would control my floral clothes addiction and put a stop to buying to many clothes. I stumbled across this beautiful Kimono from New Look and I had to have it, as of the tile print pattern and the crochet trim plus its great for nights out hence why I've styled it with a little black dress from Misguided. I managed to get the dress for a £10 in the sale which was a definite bargain plus its extremely flattering and so comfy. And no one can resist a little black dress.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Homeware wishlist


In a month's time I will be moving out and living in my new flat. I'm super excited yet extremely nervous at the same time mainly because there are so many things needed. At the moment I'm mainly looking around for decorative accessories at the moment to liven up my room with. I've stumbled across some great things mainly from Debenhams, they literally have the nicest homeware its just a shame I cant afford it all. But two Items I do really love from there is this cute little cushion and this adorable deer trinket pot which is only a £5. The other two Items I'm loving are for the kitchen, first one being these cute little chalk board jars, which are available in blue and green. Then these Kilner drinking Jar's as I think they are perfect. The Last two Items are more stationary based. Go stationary is one of my favourite places to get notepads etc as they have some beautiful designs and this coral bloom diary is just a prime example of that. Last are these cute cut out desk tidy's which I think would be great to store stationary or for other little trinkets.