Friday, 16 August 2019

Poundland Finds July 2019

Who doesn't love a good poundland haul?! I don't go as often as I would like to but when I do go, I find such cute beauty/lifestyle items that clearly have my name written on it.

Other than buying the usual snacks and sweeties, I found these four products that I am so glad I picked up. First up in the bargain area I found a cute wooden door hanger that says 'Do not disturb pamper session in progress' probably something I didn't really need but it only costed 50p! and I loved the pink writing so I ended up putting this in my basket.
Next up, in the same section I found these love scratch cards which I believe are from Poundland's valentine's day collection. I did of course see the collection in February but I didn't pick these up. at 50p I thought might aswell grab these and write some notes for my OH.
The two beauty products that really caught my attention was the Collection mascara and MUA lip palette. Poundland sometimes stocks well known brands so it's like finding hidden gems, each time you visit you'll definitely find something new. So far I have found and bought a L'Oreal mascara, Rimmel mascara, Montagne Jeunesse face masks and Lottie London nail polishes! So it's definitely worth popping in store.

There were three lip palettes to choose from but I chose the one with the different shades of pink ^^ I really like this little compact. Easy to use on the go and it leaves a lovely tint of colour. I will review this in detail soon!

Lastly I found a Collection mascara duo, one side is a white primer mascara to use before applying the black mascara. I checked online to find the rrp and this would of costed £6!!! and it is currently available in Superdrug! See what I mean.

Hope you enjoyed my mini haul, have you found any big brands in Poundland?

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Mini The Body Shop Haul

I do love the body shop. From their body lotions to face masks,it's great to just pop in store to look at the ranges and try out their skincare/make-up.

It was sale season so I made sure to pop into my local store and see what I could grab. There were two full areas of items that were upto 50% off. I really wanted to try out something from the banana range and I found this mini Banana Body Butter half priced and it was the last one! It was just meant to be mine ^^ 

With the body shop, I really prefer to try out minis first. Just to see how it works for my skin/hair and if i really enjoyed using something I would definitely treat myself to a full sized product.

Now, the other two minis: Strawberry Conditioner and Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel were actually free! Yes, you read that right!!! What's great is that the body shop regularly send out emails with freebies that you can collect directly from the store. So make sure to sign up. Recently it was a holiday mini themed freebie so me and the OH went to pick ours up. I went for the conditioner and he opted for the shower gel. These minis are worth £2 and it has a generous amount to try.

I will definitely review the Banana Body Butter soon since it's something I am really looking forward to trying out. The Banana range is specifically for dry hair/skin. It's super nourishing which means it will make your hair and skin super soft, feel protected and smoother. The full sized is priced at £15/200ml see the full sized product here - link

Have you bought anything from the body shop lately? I would love to know!

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Eczema Honey* | Brand Spotlight

Real talk. No one likes dry and uncomfortable skin. Whether it be due to weather or eczema, it's just not nice and what's needed is a product to soothe and treat the area concerned.

I was contacted by Eczema Honey to see if I would like to try some of their products. After reading many reviews online I decided to go for the Gentle Face and Body Stick £12* and Nourishing Lipbalm £6*. I knew I would really use these products and incorporate them into my skincare routine. I personally do not suffer from Eczema but I do get dry skin, especially in the colder months.

More about Eczema Honey
Our mission is to deliver soothing products that are safe, non-toxic, and highly nourishing. We believe in providing products that yields tangible results that you can see and feel — and we believe in the power of nature to make these results possible.
Every ingredient in our products has been selected because of the high quality and serves a specific therapeutic purpose. We do not use fillers of any kind. In other words, almost every ingredient we use is an “active” ingredient and contributes to providing eczema relief.
We take great pride that all of our formulas are original, created by us from scratch with an emphasis on high-quality and food-grade ingredients.

Gentle Face and Body Stick
I chose this particular product because of how easy it is to use and travel with. This twist up product allows you to apply the stick lotion with ease and without mess. You can use this on the face, body and the rougher spots such as the elbows or the heels of the feet.
This contains Mango butter, Coconut oil and vitamin e which allow the stick to glide easily and really nourish the skin.
Use as often as needed for that instant boost of hydration.
The ingredients work together to comfort, nourish and hydrate the skin. The essential oils are added for aromatherapy which is a great idea.
I love how easy it is to use this! You can easily pop this in your handbag and use whilst travelling. The minimal design is still striking to the eye and it's not tested on animals! This feels great particularly on my heels since I am mostly on my feet all day. I can feel the lotion getting to work as soon as I apply it.

Nourishing Lipbalm
Lips are given an instant boost of hydration thanks to the really good ingredients. I use so many lipbalms but none really helped chapped lips or kept the dry skin at bay... not like this one has. I literally keep this with me everywhere and I apply so many layers before bed. I have seen great results because I haven't had any dry skin since.
This power packed lipbalm contains: Mango butter, Olive oil, Vitamin e oil, Organic Honey,Beeswax,Colloidal Oatmeal and essential oils. The added peppermint oil really makes this lovely to apply. All Eczema Honey products are paraben free,SLS free,Phthalates free and Petrolatum free!!

Overall thoughts
I truly love these products. whether you have eczema or you suffer from really dry skin... this is the company I would really recommend because it really works. I used to use vaseline but that used to just sit on top of the skin and not do anything but after using these products I have definitely seen change. The natural and safe ingredients really deliver the results and if you don't believe me, you can visit the Eczema Honey website to see so many before and after photos to written reviews from everyone across the globe.

This post was in partnership with Eczema Honey Co. All opinions are 100% my own.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

NEW Chance By Chanel Eau Tendre Review

Each day offers a new chance for the taking and you can totally wear these perfumes as sort of charms for the day. There are now a total of four eau de parfums in the whole Chance range but I think this one is my absolute favourite.

This season CHANEL is coming out with a new interpretation of the CHANCE EAU TENDRE fragrance as an Eau de Parfum and what's good is that it's pink!

“Chance is a way of being,” said Gabrielle Chanel, who believed in her lucky star as much as she cultivated it.

Category: floral fruity

Top notes: Grapefruit, Quince

Heart notes: Jasmin, Rose

Base notes: White Musk

Eau de toilette 50ml //£67 - link

The original Chance was released in 2002 and since then it has been a much loved and popular fragrance. Their are four variations but this particular scent really grew on me. Let me explain to you why.

I would describe this particular scent as playful, feminine, fun and joyful. It is such a happy perfume if that makes any sense ^^ after spraying this I was amazed at the longevity of the scent, I would sometimes catch myself smelling my wrists to see that the scent still exists and even on my clothes. 

What's great about samples is that you can really see if you like the scent by putting it on at the start of the day or throughout. Some perfumes really start off strong and overpowering but do not have long lasting ability and say if you're in a department store, you end up spraying so many perfumes and become so confused since you can probably smell like 5 different ones at once. I have kept this sample in my handbag ever since I received it and I know I will for sure purchase a bigger bottle.

Have you smelt the latest Chance?

Monday, 15 July 2019

Miss Kitsch Jewellery* Review

LOVE cute and Korean inspired jewellery?! Miss Kitsch is the place to visit for all things adorable! I was recently sent two pairs of very unique earrings (which are so me!) and I just had to talk about them!

Miss Kitsch (etsy shop) is run by Penny. She has been working with jewellery for a year but has been a hobby for much longer. She wanted to create such unique pieces and ever since she started selling on etsy, the business has been growing better than ever. From fun peach earrings to elegant princess crown rings... she has it all!

I was sent two lovely accessories so let's take a closer look at each of the stunning pieces!

Korean Pearl Wreath and Pretty Bow Earrings* // £8.50
Fluffy Gold Hoop Drop Earrings* //£9.00

So when my jewellery arrived, it came in a small sturdy cardboard box that had pink tissue paper and a thank you note which gave it a nice touch. Each accessory was packed inside a small mini pink drawstring pouch. 
The pretty accessories feel really sturdy and well made and what's great is that Penny can make it in any colour, for example you can choose which colour you would like the fluffy drop earrings to be in, you can totally choose how you want the jewellery to look and if you are a huge fan of pastel colours and fun themed accessories then boy! Do you need to check out the etsy shop asap!
All of the accessories are priced really well too! These would make a lovely gift too (or you can totally keep it for yourself)
I'm so happy with my fun pieces that are so insta worthy and can be worn daily!

What do you think about these accessories? 

A huge thank you to Penny for my jewellery and for working with me on this very cute collab!*

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Harrison's Bakery Ice Cream Sugar Cookies Review

This truly was a party in a box! There's iced biscuits and then there's iced biscuits from Harrison's bakery... these guys seriously know how to make their biscuits, brownies, chocolate slabs, fudge and chocolate lollies so instagrammable and oh so eye catching!

I was sent two of their handmade iced treats to try and let's just say it didn't last very long! I made sure to have a cup of tea at hand so that I could really relax and enjoy these.

Harrison's bakery make an array of different biscuits that are tailor made just for you. So many designs to choose from and themes too! You can even get the biscuit to be personalized so that the receiving end feels that extra bit special.
Harrison's bakery ensures the freshest of ingredients are used, the biscuits are baked very often so the quality and taste is kept at it's best.

Sugar craft at it's finest.
The biscuits came packaged in a small box that was lined with bubble wrap so whilst the product is being delivered there won't be any disappointing breakages. The biscuit came wrapped and sealed so that the freshness is kept inside until it is devoured eaten. To finish off the lovely package, there was some lovely confetti inside the box too!

The biscuits are so beautifully made and decorated, hats off to this family-run business.
Taste wise it is very scrummy! you can really taste the vanilla and golden syrup and you can most certainly detect the fresh ingredients too. When you take that first bite, it truly is sensational! The biscuit base is soft and moist whilst the royal icing is hard and has a crunch to it. Together the textures go really well together and well, I could happily finish a whole box because it really is that good!! It is not too sweet so this can be enjoyed in copious amounts.

These are priced really well because other iced biscuit companies charge a huge amount and even though it's not expensive it's so worth it because they're more like small masterpieces and you are paying for the quality,love and effort that has gone into the biscuits, these biscuits will also make great party favours or as a small gift for your loved ones.

A fantastic company, quick delivery, fresh ingredients & biscuits that are made to the highest of qualities.

Check out Harrison's bakery here >> Link

Have you tried anything from Harrison's bakery before? 

This post contains samples, all view are my own and a huge thank you to Harrison's bakery for working on this collaboration!

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

#myabelini Abelini Jewellery* Review

Today I have a very exciting collaboration that I am going to share with you! I was approached by Abelini Jewellery to work on their new campaign called #myabelini. The campaign is based on finding your perfect Abelini piece whether it's in gold, silver or platinum, there are so many styles to suit everyone! The only problem would be to pick just one piece...

This collaboration made me browse the exquisite range of accessories to choose my piece and I was amazed at the huge range of pendants, rings, bracelets and earrings. From minimal everyday wear to show stopping designs, it's all there in one place! I opted for a simple everyday ring, I prefer dainty pieces so this was perfect for me! The #MyAbelini campaign wants people to choose their unique piece to suit their individual style.

Abelini Jewellery is based in Central London and you can only view the showroom by appointment only so it's just you and the staff helping you pick the perfect accessory. You can really enjoy jewellery shopping and if you want a bespoke piece created for you then that can also be done because Abelini pride themselves in making it a reality for you. 

Jewellery like this should be enjoyed and worn everyday. I believe in investing in great pieces that last long and can go with anything. This ring is just so me! This simple but super sparkly ring looks amazing in the sunlight, I really tried to capture the beauty of the ring but nothing beats seeing the piece up close in real life.

The ring came in a very sturdy yet elegant Abelini box, so you can easily keep your jewellery safe when it isn't being worn. I just love that it isn't just a single diamond ring but the small diamonds around the band makes this so much more adorable and unique. You could layer this with another ring or wear it on it's own.

I am so happy to have this in my collection and a huge thank you to Abelini for working with me on this very special collaboration! I have found my #myabelini piece and now it's time to find yours...

This post contains a gifted item, all views are my own. Thank you Abelini!*

Monday, 24 June 2019

Pixi Skintreats NEW Glow Collection*

Pixi Beauty are truly taking over the world, one step at a time and I absolutely LOVE this brand. Both the skincare and make-up products actually work and who can resist their iconic pastel green packaging?!

Recently I was sent a HUGE box full of new skincare products and this is an extension of the ever popular glow range. Who remembers when everyone started using and loving the glow tonic, well now there is a big range of products to use am/pm that you can incorporate into your skincare routine. I will be trialling all of the products in the coming weeks and I will definitely review and report back each one in detail.

This fantastic collection had been made to brighten and balance the skin, perfect if you have combination/oily skin types.

I was sent five new products: Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel £18*, PHenomenal Gel £24*, Glow Tonic (travel size) £10*, On The Glow Stick* £18 and lastly Glow Tonic Serum £26*

Most of the products have three essential ingredients: Glycolic Acid to exfoliate the skin, Ginseng to soften the skin and Aloe Vera to soothe the skin. Here'a a brief description of each of the products!

Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel:
Removes impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture. With muscleman and a unique blend containing glycolic acid, horse chestnut extract, aloe & ginseng, it helps refine and brighten the complexion, leaving skin energized and smooth. Gently cleans & purifies with aloe Vera to soothe & hydrate and ginseng to improve circulation. Glycolic acid refines & brightens complexion.

Glow Tonic:
This best-selling, cult favourite exfoliating toner perfects skin tone and texture, resulting in a healthy glow. Aloe Vera, ginseng and botanical extracts work together to soothe and treat skin while 5% glycolic acid accelerates cell renewal. Alcohol-free and gentle on all skin types. Perfect for hand luggage when travelling.

Glow Tonic Serum:
A lightweight serum gently exfoliates, hydrates and nourishes. It softens, refines and restores radiance for smooth and balanced skin. Glycolic acid moisturises & renews. Aloe vera soothes & calms. Ginseng revitalises and balances.

PHenomenel Gel Moisturiser:
Balancing and PH neutralising moisture gel soothes skin, while stabilising skin's delicate PH balance. Horse chestnut soothes and smoothes. Aloe Vera is soothing & calming. Citric acid balances and brightens.

On The Glow Stick:
Travel friendly solid moisturiser can be used on face, lips, body & hair. The on-the-glow stick is formulated with a unique mix of vitamin D2, gentle acids & vitamins to protect, treat and increase moisture levels immediately & long term. Vitamin D2 is a powerful antioxidant. Ginseng revitalises & balances. Glycolic acid moisturises & renews.

I am particularly looking forward to trying the On The Glow Stick and Moisturiser so I will be adding it into my daily routine, a huge thank you to Pixi for sending this generous box of skin goodies!

Which product from the glow collection is your favourite? also if there is a particular product you would like me to review first then please let me know in the comments below!

Friday, 21 June 2019

Batiste NEW Wildflower Dry Shampoo* Review

Say hello to the latest addition to the Batiste dry shampoo family - Wildflower. Batiste is loved by many and it's so exciting to see when a new scent launches. I was more of a tropical kinda gal and I only used to reach out to that particular scent... until now. I absolutely love Wildflower, from the metallic green and floral design to the fruity and floral scent. I recently received this and it's been a bathroom favourite ever since. 

“Batiste is the # 1 dry shampoo from the UK. * And that's not for nothing! The use of Batiste ™ Dry Shampoo is the way to give your hair a fresh boost and does not even need water. With Batiste ™ it is very easy to create a fresh look, wherever and whenever you want. In addition to a wonderful scent, the dry shampoo gives volume and texture so that you no longer have to experience a bad hair day. Your hair is easier to style with extra volume. A must have in the bathroom and handbag! ”

The botanical design is so eye catching, you can see ladybugs, flowers and the green background will definitely grab your attention if you were to see this on a shop shelf. The packaging is very informative and explains in simple steps how to use the product. This 200ml can contains just the right amount of product and what's great is that you can even purchase travel size cans so you don't have to worry about leaving your favourite Batiste product behind.

The new Batiste dry shampoo has a feminine scent contains notes of lotus flower, apple blossom, hibiscus, musk, sandalwood and watermelon sorbet. A very fruity and floral mix that works together really well. These scents are new and innovative to the product and when applied on the hair, the scent stays all day long!

Spraying this onto the roots leaves no white residue, just be sure to spray around 30cm away from the hair (just like it's stated in the instructions) after spraying this into the hair, my roots instantly feel clean and has alot more volume for better styling. I love how this quickly absorbs the oil and adds a fragrance to my hair. Get that clean and fresh feeling in between washes and use this when you're running on less time. A hair hero.

Give your hair a new lease of life, whenever and wherever. I love using Batiste. Give it a go too and you'll be sure to find a scent that suits you!

Wildflower // £3*

What is your favourite Batiste scent?
This post contains a press sample*

Monday, 27 May 2019

Feel More Love Boutique Accessories* Review

Now you can enjoy your favourite sweet treats without the calories! If you know me well, you'll know that I LOVE sweet foods since I have such a sweet tooth and infact, I'm actually munching away a chocolate bar whilst typing this review...

Recently I was lovingly sent a few accessories from Feel More Love Boutique, which is polymer heaven! I was amazed at how everything looked so real and well, edible! Elizabeth, the etsy shop owner has done such a great job in creating mini wearable food pieces of art! I still cannot get over how adorable my accessories look! I was sent a party ring necklace, love heart stud earrings and an iced gem ring. I cannot wait to add these accessories into my everyday looks!

Elizabeth truly is such a multi talented person and you can really see it in the jewellery. She a designer/maker, artist, photographer, marketer and a copy writer! Phew! You can really see the effort she puts into making her designs. She is also influenced and inspired by her mother who used to make miniature polymer clay items for her Sylvanian families to play with, how cute?!

I was sent three lovely accessories so let's take a closer look at each of the stunning pieces!

Iced Gem Ring in Baby Blue* // £6.75
Love Heart Stud Earrings* //£6.00
Party Ring Biscuit Necklace* //£9.70

So when my jewellery arrived, it came in a small sturdy cardboard box that had decorative tissue paper and a handwritten note which gave it a nice touch. Each accessory was packaged in sealed plastic packet. 
The pretty accessories feel really sturdy and well made and what's great is that Elizabeth can make it in any colour, for example you can choose which pastel colour you would like the ring to be in and the love heart earrings can have different text written on it, you can totally choose how you want the jewellery to look and if you are a huge fan of pastel colours and sweet treats then boy! Do you need to check out the etsy shop asap!
All of the accessories are priced really well too! These would make a lovely gift too (or you can totally keep it for yourself)
I'm so happy with my fun pieces and I know I will be looking to spoil myself with another piece, how fab does the liquorice allsort necklace look?

What do you think about these accessories? Do you think food themed jewellery should be a trend? Let me know in the comments below!

Check out her amazing etsy shop here - link

A huge thank you to Elizabeth for my jewellery and for working with me on this very cute collab!*

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Statement Made Jewellery* Review

I believe that accessories truly finish any outfit off and when Statement Made Jewellery wanted to collaborate with me, I jumped at the chance because I wanted to show you how amazing the pieces are. I'm all about pink aesthetic and this company definitely ticked all of the boxes for me. Statement Made Jewellery believe in expressing yourself by showing who you truly are so what better way than to express with the help of some super cute accessories!

Personalised ·  Hand-finished · Expressive

"Statement Made Jewellery was born from a passion for jewellery to have a deep connection with its wearer, to be adorned by all, and to express yourself in new and exciting ways. We want you to feel that what you show the world is exactly who you are, and what better way to start, than with your jewellery.All of our designs are hand picked, wearer tested, positively quirky and designed with the modern woman in mind."

What I loved was the vast range of accessories to choose from, the only trouble would be when choosing an accessory. You would want it all! You can choose from gold, silver or rose gold metals and then to make the piece your own you can also choose a birthstone and/or charm to truly finish off the piece.
Statement Made Jewellery stock everything from anklets to earrings so you are truly spoilt for choice. They also have an engraving service to make the piece extra special, oh and did I forget to mention they also offer free worldwide shipping!!

I feel like I can go on and on about this lovely company but now onto the review! I was sent a silver feather necklace with my birthstone. It's pink too! Who knew?! This necklace is so comfortable to wear and it hasn't' shown any signs of wear or tarnish which is great! For me, I always worry if my accessory will change colour or there might be a reaction but it's all good! It's been wearer tested so I can definitely be reassured. The birthstone finishes off the necklace beautifully and when the chain and birthstone catches the light, it looks so magnificent especially in the sun!

The necklace came in a lovely little baby pink velvet pouch with a certificate of authenticity, which gave it a nice little touch. I know if I was to receive jewellery from Statement Made, it was definitely bring a smile to my face and seriously would make such a great gift option for someone special (or yourself!)

Check it out here - link/£16.95*

What are your thoughts on Statement Made Jewellery?

This post contains a press/pr sample*

Monday, 13 May 2019

Baylis And Harding Beauticology Sugared Almond Giftset Review

I know it has taken me agessss to actually try something from Baylis and Harding but I'm so happy that this is my first set to try. Few months ago, Baylis and Harding released a super cute range called 'Special Delivery' and all of the scents in the range were super sweet and girly. I really love the Beauticology range from B & H since it has that pretty pastel aesthetic that I love and believe me, these things really catch my eye first.

I wanted to get something that I could include in my pamper sessions and look forward to using it too. Now, when I have my weekly pamper sessions, I always neglect my feet. I don't even own any skincare product for them which is so bad I know! So this was the perfect set to start! Sugared almonds, fluffy baby pink slippers and girly bath salts. This gift set made the inner girly girl in me scream.

It was perfect.

Read on to hear my thoughts on this pastel pretty giftset...

The box looked like a confectioner's dream! Really matched the scent well and the box was finished with a baby pink ribbon with beauticology printed in gold. Fabulous.

First off, the slippers make a great addition to this set. It feels super fluffy and oh so soft. I wear them daily in the house and it definitely makes other house slippers look basic. They're very comfy and after applying the lotion, these slippers make my feet feel oh so loved and very pampered.

The two products that came in this set - foot lotion and foot soak crystals. I have already used both and my oh my the scent is just delightful. It really does smell like sugared almonds! It doesn't in any way smell artificial or strong but just the right amount of scent and it lingers too which is great!

The lotion doesn't feel greasy at all! It's so lightweight and when I massage this into the skin, I feel that it gets absorbed pretty quickly and doesn't sit on the skin. Foot lotions can really be a hit or a miss but this one does the job and did I mention how beautiful the scent was?! My skin feels really soft and hydrated. I try to use this every night before bed and what's perfect is that the scent is soothing and really suited before sleeping.

The foot soak crystals dissolve well in the water to create a silky and comforting foot soak. I left my feet in the water for a good ol' 30 minutes and it felt so renewed and refreshed. It took away all the aches and I was pretty impressed. Why didn't I use foot soak crystals before?! I don't even know if I will be able to find these particular ones again but I know how important it is to give your feet some much needed TLC.

I am really impressed with these products and I cannot wait for my next Beauticology purchase! I will be sure to review it here too!

I bought this at Tesco for £10, was half price! A real bargain for two big sized products and keep sake slippers.

What is you favourite Beauticology product? What would you recommend me?