31.1.16

Quote Wall

One of my favourite parts of my uni room has to be my quote wall. I love how pretty it looks  and I love waking up to it in the mornings! I designed some of these quotes myself and I also bought some of them on Etsy. 

Before moving into my new house, I designed a few different quotes that I could put on a wall in my new room, I made the 'I Don't Have Dreams I Have Goals' 'You Got This' and 'Do Small Things With Great Love' quotes. They weren't difficult to do, I just downloaded some fonts that I liked off of dafont.com and played around with them until they looked right! I then purchased some printable quotes off of Etsy which was great as they were so accessible as I could easily and quickly print them off. The quote in the centre of my wall is one that Bradley bought me for my birthday and I love it. I love the meaning behind all of the quotes on my wall as they all make me feel very motivated for the day! 

A lot of you also always ask me how I stick things onto my walls in my uni house as you're not allowed to leave marks on the walls when you move out and I use command hooks/strips. For these frames I used the strips which you stick to the back of the frame and press onto the wall. If these are removed correctly then 99% of the time they don't leave marks on the wall so they are great for university halls or any rented accommodation. 

I love home decor and wanted to share with you my favourite of my room! 

28.1.16

Jo Malone Body Cremes

At £50 a pop, a lot of people will question as to whether these body butters are worth it and I am one of those people. I've never purchased one of the body cremes myself, I have only ever been gifted them by family members however I do think they make a fantastic gift of luxury treat for yourself! 

Pomegranate Noir
This is my absolute favourite scent that Jo Malone make, I have the cologne of this scent too. Jo Malone describe this scent as 'Dark and Enigmatic' and I totally agree with this, its a very rich and sexy scent which could be over powering to some. I adore applying this before going out in the evening for a meal, drinks or a night out because the smell just lingers for such a long time! I can still smell this hours after I have applied it and I think that this lasts for nearly as long as the colognes. 

Nectarine Blossom & Honey
This was my first Jo Malone product and I had actually never smelt this scent before however I do really like it. This one is something that I'm more likely to wear on a daily basis as it has a very sweet and innocent scent. Jo Malone describe this as being 'Sweet and playful like Covent Garden's early morning market' which shows that it is a lot more wearable in the daytime compared to pomegranate noir.

The body cremes have such a luxurious feel to them from the glass jars they are contained in to the beautiful thick texture of the creme. They massage into the skin so well and keep my skin moisturised for such a long time! 

I would buy one of these just for the scent if I'm honest because the smell is so potent from them as well as lasting for such a long time on the skin!

25.1.16

Sticker Crazy



I am a bit of a stationary geek and around the end of 2015, I started to get really into planning my weeks out and using stickers to do this. The 'Planning Community' is one that many people don't know about or think is kinda strange but it's full of stationary, organising, planning and stickers (search for 'Plan With Me' videos on YouTube to get a feel for what I'm talking about). 

After finding the planning community on youtube, I delved into the world of Etsy to find lots of customisable planners and stickers to decorate those planners with! I purchased a planner from PlumPaperDesigns on Etsy however it is yet to arrive. After buying a planner, I decided to start browsing for stickers that would enable me to make my planner look pretty as well as very organised! 

I bought stickers from two different shops on easy, Plan With Jade and Stickel Co. and I was very impressed with the stickers I received from both of these shops. I got some headings stickers to pop at the top of every day in the planner to help me organise things I need 'To Do' or 'To Buy'. I then bought some to-do stickers with little check boxes on the side as I find checking off tasks very satisfying! I also picked up some stickers to fill up the plain boxes in my planner which will make it look very pretty and decorative! 

I was also sent a set of stickers from Pipsticks which is a subscription service for sticker lovers (I know, cool right?!) and there was lots of cute stickers in this pack such as emoji stickers and there was also little quote cards in there too which was a nice added touch! I love this idea as I absolutely love stickers and stationary and would love one of these subscriptions through the post every month. 

I know it's a little bit sad how many stickers I've bought but they're just so pretty and I can't wait to start organising them when my planner arrives! 

16.1.16

My Skincare Staples


I absolutely love skincare, I invest a lot of time and money into skincare products and I have definitely found my favourites along the way. I have combination skin that is spot prone at that time of the month. In the winter months I struggle with dry patches on my face as I have eczema and it comes into full force in the winter.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
This is my all time favourite skincare product and I absolutely swear by this gem. I use this every single night without fail before I apply my evening moisturiser. This serum is good skin in a bottle in my opinion, it just makes everything very 'nice'. For me, this brings some luminosity to my skin whilst also keeping spots and pimples at bay. When I don't use this, boy do I notice! My skin turns into a complete mess and everything starts to look the way it did when I was 13! As you can tell, I love this product and I would not be without it. 

La Roche Posay Serozinc
This product is a newer product for me, I have probably been using it for the best part of 8 months however. It is a strange product as it seems to just been that of a hydration mist but it does so much more than that for my skin. This product is full of such goodness and is predominately made from zinc sulphate. I find that this product helps to keep blemishes and spots away from my skin, it is a preventive agent so that not only does it manage spots when they arise, it also prevents them from even happening. I definitely notice when I don't use this product and my skin absolutely loves it! 

Origins Super Spot Remover
This is my little saviour when those pesky spots do arise. It comes in a tiny pot and I just pop some of this onto any spots on my skin and this helps to get rid of them in the click of my fingers. This is by far the best spot remover I've ever used however I would love to try out the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and see how they compare. 

Hylamide Multi Depth Hydration Booster
I brought this on a complete whim in boots one day, I normally use Indeed Labs Hydraluron and I decided to give this a go instead and I am glad I did. The two compare quite well and I don't believe that there is too much difference between them but I do love the Hylamide product (mostly because it has a pipet). I love these kind of products because they hydrate the skin from the inside which always seems to work for me. Hylamide says that this is a 'Hyper-strength rehydration serum with 5 forms of hyaluronic compounds' and this works fantastically for me. Since using this, my skin hasn't become overly dry in any place on my face and it looks healthy and youthful. 

La Roche Posay Effacer Duo +
This is an oldy but a goody for me. There is nothing else quite like this on the market in my opinion and it does wonders for keeping the spots away from my skin. This product will always be a staple in my skincare routine because every time I run out of this, every spot on the face of the earth decides to pop onto my skin! I even have a back-up of one of these in my draws, that's how much I don't want to be without this. It is applied all over your face as a serum and I use this every single morning after the Serozinc. If you have sensitive skin, I would say to be wary of this as it can be quite harsh and can sting my skin if I have any dry/sensitive parts on my skin. 


I hope you have enjoyed reading about my favourite skincare products and the ones that I would not be without! I still haven't found my holy grail morning and evening moisturiser though so if you know of any great ones then let me know in the comments! 

13.1.16

Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay


This is one of Origin's newest masks and as I have tried all of the other Origins masks, I thought it was only right that I tried this one too. This mask is described as a 2-in-1 mask with exfoliating beads and it helps to gently deep clean whilst giving a glow to the skin. 

I absolutely love the smell of this mask, it smells of roses and that is one of my favourite smells (It always reminds me of Lush's Rose Jam Shower Gel!). The mask goes on as a thick clay mask but also has exfoliating beads in it too which is lovely when taking the mask off, it's also pink so thats an added pleasure!

The mask has 100ml worth of product in the tube which fantastic value for money, I never go through a whole face mask anyway (Probably cause I have too many!)

I find that this mask cleanses my skin so well and my face always feel so clean after I have washed this mask off. It also gives a lovely glow after using it which is a really lovely plus when using this. 

I would 100% recommend giving this mask a go, it's just as amazing as all the other masks from Origins! 

9.1.16

Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten



I've never really looked into Laura Geller or tried much from the brand so when I received the Laura Geller Baked Beauty 101 set for Christmas, I was really excited to try the different products included in the set. I loved everything included in the set but I especially fell in love with the blusher that was included called Pink Grapefruit. 


Laura Geller says that The Blush-n-Brighten creates a gorgeous flush and it's also paraben-free so great for you sensitive skin girls out there! 

After receiving the small size of the blush in Pink Grapefruit, I decided to purchase another shade from the brand in the colour Rosebery. 



Pink Grapefruit is described by the brand as having rich tones of beige, mauve and shimmering pink which I agree with. It really gives such a brightening look to the face and and goes with so many make-up looks. 


Roseberry has soft tones of rose and a touch of gold, which looks beautiful as an all year round type of blush. This is more pink toned whereas pink grapefruit is more berry toned, differing from their names! 


Overall these blushes are very beautiful and apply so well on top of my foundation, they're so easy to blend and look beautiful on the skin. Out of the two, I'd have to say Pink Grapefruit is my favourite but I do love the both of them.