Friday, 30 November 2012

Christmas Gifts #6: LUSH Christmas

If you have a friend/Mum/Sister/girlfriend/Aunt/Nan (you get the jist) who likes a bit of me time, or likes things that smells amazing, or simple likes to pamper themselves once in a while, I definitely think LUSH is a perfect solution for gifts.

There are of course two ways you can go about it, you can either buy each item separately a package them yourself in a cute Christmas themed box, or let LUSH do all the hard work for you. Chris and I have done a bit of both, we picked out some individual items and also purchased one of the pre-packaged gifts, so I thought I'd show you my favourites of what LUSH have on offer this Christmas and let you decide!



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Thursday, 29 November 2012

eightpointnine coffee

I've always been a big fan of Graze, I love the idea, I love the execution and I love the little treat week after week, so when I found out that eightpointnine had been invented, a kind of Graze box for coffee, I had to get involved. I'm sure I haven't failed to mention this, but Chris and I are big coffee drinkers and our coffee maker is probably our favourite possession.
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Soap and Glory Hand Maid

Soap & Glory Hand Maid Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel

A fresh, fruity floral scented antibacterial hand cleansing gel, from Soap & Glory™, in a mini handbag size ideal for tube, air travel and commuter use!

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Weekly Wants #36

Time for another weekly wants, I feel like I haven't written one of these for ages, but here are some things I'm lusting over! I have to admit that a lot of the things I want at the moment have naturally landed on my Christmas wish list, so here are some other bits and pieces I'm wanting to try out!
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Christmas Gifts #5: Christmas Scents


For my fifth post on my favourite ideas I thought I'd do a little post on Christmas scents. If there's one thing that I think makes a fantastic gift, it's a yankee candle!

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Monday, 26 November 2012

Body Shop Haul


Now AGES ago Body Shop had a sale (sorry for taking so long) so I thought I'd get a few bits as there were some really cool bargains, I have no idea how much each thing was now, but I know I spent under £10 for the whole lot and delivery which is a bargain!

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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Portsmouth Day Trip

Portsmouth is such a great place to visit, it's got the sea, some great views, some great tourist attractions and when you've soaked up the culture you can get some great food and do some great shopping! If you're looking for a great day out I'd thoroughly recommend it! 

We got there around 11:30 by train and had a little look round the shops and then around 1pm we went up the Spinnaker Tower. It's such a great way to see the whole of Portsmouth and you can see all four of the surrounding docks! If you're a little brave (and not scared of heights) you can stand on the glass floor and look beneath you, it's definitely a weird feeling! After the trip up the tower we went and done some Christmas shopping and spent way too much money! We had to buy our presents from Chris' family, I brought a pair of Oakley sunglasses and Chris brought me a Cath Kidston handbag from him for Christmas. Chris on the other hand brought everything and anything including TWO (?!) leather jackets, socks, boxers, TWO (?!) football shirts amongst other things! If you love chocolate you'll love the Cadbury's and Lindt outlet stores where you can get some yummy chocolate! After the shopping we went for a Nandos and then decided to go back up the tower to see Portsmouth at night, which was very romantic! I've left some photographs for you below!

Us on the glass floor!








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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Ciate Mini Mani Month


If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I've recently been gifted with a beautiful Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calender.
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Friday, 23 November 2012

Christmas Gifts #4 - Stocking Fillers for Women (Under £5)

I think women are harder to please on a small budget, unless of course you buy chocolate, which is always a winner!
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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Animal Themed Winter Mittens


This year, for some reason unknown to me, I'm obsessed with gloves and mittens!
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Christmas Gifts #3 - Stocking Fillers For Men (Under £5)

Shopping for men is something I really enjoy, hang on, did I really just say that? Yes I did. I love shopping for men. The reason I love shopping for men, is because every single man has an inner child, from my dad who loves a good gadget, to my little brothers, to the inner geek of my Boyfriend, there's a stocking filler for everyone! So for #3 of my Christmas Gifts posts, I've assembled some of my favourite stocking fillers for men! I think there's something for everyone below! I love the uber cute robot who has two secret screwdrivers and a bottle opener, I think the poker chip coins are a great alternative to the standard chocolate coins, I love the Chilli Chocolate challenge too but I'm not sure who would be man enough to try it! Hope you find something below for a man in your life!

Just a note to say that there is a free £5 prezzybox voucher available for everyone, so if you want anything from prezzybox you can just pay delivery charges (£3.95) bargain! Visit here for your link: http://www.prezzybox.com/about/create-your-voucher.aspx?ref=nf


LAD's Chocolate Poker Chips £3 BHS, Angry Bird Flingers £3 BHS, Chilli Chocolate Bar Challenge £5 BHS, Robot Utility Keychain £4.49 (on offer) IWOOT, Pac-Man Soap on a Rope £3.99 IWOOT, Super Hero Toilet Paper £3.99 Prezzybox, Moustache Mug £4.99 Prezzybox, Novelty Christmas Slipper Socks £3, Matalan

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Monday, 19 November 2012

Carrot Cake Recipe


Me and Chris love carrot cake, it's probably one of our favourites, but despite all our baking we'd never made some.
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Christmas Wish List 2012

I've seen quite a few Christmas wish lists and I really love looking at all the items and seeing what you guys are lusting over, so I thought I'd do the same! I hope you enjoy looking through, this is totally new for me, I normally don't want anything for Christmas, but this year I've come up with quite a list!


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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Topshop Glow Highlighter



"Cream highlighter. Blend cream onto highlights of face to highlight and boost radiance."

Last week I reviewed the Topshop powder highlighter in Crescent Moon, and yes, I did go into Topshop and I did buy two highlighters at the same time!
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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Christmas Gifts #2 - Body Shop Stocking Fillers

For part two of my Christmas Gifts posts, I thought I'd speak about the range of Body Shop gifts. Now it's no secret that I love the Body Shop, which normally means we end up splashing out on Body Shop gifts for our friends and family! I'm probably biased but I think The Body Shop items make fantastic gifts and I think it's nice to have something that smells great for your shower/bath on Christmas day! This year is no different, me and Chris found ourselves on The Body Shop website picking out little gifts, there are some really great items out there!


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Magazine Subscription Gifts


In the last week I've had two fabulous gifts arrive from magazine subscriptions that I've signed up for!
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Friday, 16 November 2012

Current Skincare Routine


Ever since I decided to kick the habit and get into the swing of taking my make up off religiously every single night, I've been on the hunt for the perfect skincare routine. I'm actually really happy with my skincare routine at the moment so I thought I'd share it with you. I carry out the routine every single day and it's finally become a good habit to have!

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Montagne Jennesse Break-Out Mask



Apologies for the lack of photographs, I'd had enough of my skin during my cleansing at night and decided it was time for a treatment! 

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Christmas Gifts #1: The Love Box Company

I thought it would be good during the run up to Christmas to talk about present ideas for all the family! I've almost completed all my Christmas shopping (madness I know), so I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite gifts! 


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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

OPI Bond NOTD

Just a quick post on my nails today! 

Today's NOTD is from the Bond OPI collection, this is Let and Live Die. It's the darkest colour from the mini collection and I love it! It's super opaque which makes applying it super easy! 

You can buy the mini collection here from Beauty Bay for £12.95 with free delivery! YAY!


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Cute Christmas Decor

It is officially November and Guy Fawkes has passed so it's officially allowed to be Christmas now, that's the rule right? Well it's my rule at least! I'm such a lover of Christmas, giving gifts really make me happy, the cute decorations, the food, the smiles, everything! So this means that I'm a big lover of Christmas decorations and it means that basically everyday in some kind of shop wondering if I need the next bauble or the next decor item. When I saw these in Sainsbury's when Chris and I were food shopping I had to have them! They are so uber cute and so cheap, (I think) the polar bear was £5 and the penguin was £4! If you go into M&S or Next you'll pay three times that amount! I love them and I think they are very cute! Have you brought anything for Christmas yet?


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Monday, 12 November 2012

Bliss Goodies!


I was super excited to here I'd won a competition with Feel Unique to win a Bliss Goody bag and facial! My favourite thing about winning these kinds of competitions is that it means I get to bring you guys a different brand that I wouldn't normally buy, or in this case be able to afford!
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Sunday, 11 November 2012

NOTD: Topshop Blitz

NOTD: Topshop Blitz


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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Autumn reads...


Something about Autumn makes me want to buy pretty books, not even to read, just to stare at in a loving fashion! No I'm kidding, I do of course read them! Either way, there is something romantic about buying books in the Autumn and seeing as I've been having a book haul I thought I'd share them with you! 

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Friday, 9 November 2012

The perfect autumn shade...



Just a very quick post from me because I really wanted to share this NOTD with you as I think it's perfect Autumn nail polish shade, I've literally been wearing it non-stop for ages and I think it's fantastic quality! It's L'oreal Colour Riche in 503 which I brought from Boots!

What's your favourite Autumn nail polish?
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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Skyfall Bondettes OPI


As soon as I saw these I knew I had to have them! Especially as I got them on BeautyBay with a 20% voucher code which made them under a tenner! Bargain! I really love all the colours! Normally with the OPI mini sets there's always one, if not two, that I'm not too sure on, so I was happy witn the selection from the full range!
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Free Nails Inc with Glamour


I'm sure all of you are aware of this offer, but just in case, Glamour are giving away a free Nails Inc Polish with every magazine this month, bargain! there are four different colours to choose from; a blue like the one in my picture, a red, a gold glitter and a soft pink! There are still quite a few copies in my local area so it's definitely worth a look! What colour will you choose?

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Millies Cookies: Cosmo Cookie



Just a quick foodie post today! I'm a huge Millie's Cookies fan so when I heard about the Cosmopolitan cookie I knew I had to try it! It sounded right up my street, packed with cranberries and topped with icing! YUM! I can verify it was very nice and if you like Millie's Cookies you should definitely give it a try (it didn't last long after the photograph!)


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Monday, 5 November 2012

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

On Saturday, with what seemed to be like half the population, we headed down to Southampton Docks to watch the fireworks! It was the first time we've been and this was of course our last chance as it's our last University year! I brought our new camera with us for it's first real test and we managed to get there early and get a spot right at the front! I thought I'd share the pictures with you!






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