Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Joules Design a Welly Competition

This is one for all those wellington boot lovers, budding designers and doodlers out there! If you're interested in putting your creative skills to the test, with the chance of seeing your own design put into production, plus receiving a luxury Forest Holiday worth £5,000 then this is the competition for you...

Joules are offering the chance for one lucky person to see their design put into production, with all proceeds going to CHARITABLY JOULES! Ever wondered what it would be like to see people wearing something you've designed? Then look no further, 

Here's the details:

Submit a design and enter the competition here -


A luxury break worth £5,000

3 nights in a golden oak treehouse cabin plus lots more

Not only that but 10 runners-up will each receive a £250 Joules gift card! 

The winning welly design will go on sale at and all proceeds from the sale of the limited edition winning welly will be donated to charity partners via CHARITABLY JOULES.

So what are you waiting for? Your creative side can really come out here, have a little fun, there's nothing to lose! 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Di Blasi Cosmetics Review

Several days ago I received a beautiful parcel from Tatiana at Di Blasi Cosmetics with some of their lovely products for me to review, the pressed flowers and fresh scent when I opened it up was an extra added touch that really made the parcel that little more special than your ordinary.

Now onto the products, I received the Butter Multitasking Makeup Remover, Prickly Pear and Manna Cream, Handmade Olive Oil Soap and a beautiful terracotta leaf shaped dish to hold the products in. 

The soap has a beautiful spa like scent to it and leaves your skin feeling exceptionally soft and silky. I used this the week after arriving home from my holiday abroad, and although I didn't get a glowing tan, I did pick up the sun a little, and it really helped give my skin that added shine.

The Multitasking Makeup Remover is very effective at removing all kinds of make up, especially for getting off all the eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara I wear! The butter formula of the remover means it leaves your skin feeling lovely and moisturised and does not dry out your face like some removers do. Finally, the Prickly Pear and Manna Cream has the perfect balance for a moisturiser, it's not too thick but  moisturises sufficiently and smells super fruity and lovely.

I'd also like to add that I have sensitive skin and none of these products irritated mine, which gets a huge thumbs up from me! 

Have you tried any products from the Di Blasi Cosmetic range? If so, I'd love to know.

*These products were kindly sent to me for review purposes, this does not in anyway alter my opinion. All opinions are 100% true and would not be otherwise stated.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015


I used to be one of those people who just couldn't leave the house without winged eyeliner on. After a good 4/5 years of wearing it everyday, I've tried and tested my fair share of eyeliners. So for you eyeliner lovers, or maybe you're just starting out, I thought I'd recommend my 3 favourite eyeliners, at a variation of prices. 
If you're a newbie eyeliner user/wearer, then I'd definitely recommend the 'Magic Liner' in the shade engraved by Topshop, it's got a very thin felt tip and is brilliant for creating a thin line, (so perfect if you make any mistakes!) this is £6.50 and you can buy it here.
For a medium/thick and vivid black line, I'd definitely recommend the 'Master Precise' Liquid Eyeliner by Maybelline in the shade... you guessed it, black. This is my favourite out of all the eyeliners and I'd definitely recommend this to anyone, whether you're new to using eyeliner or not, it's a brilliant felt tip liquid liner, this is £5.99 and you can get it here.
Finally, the most expensive of the three, is the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner, I must admit, if you're not quite a dab hand at eyeliner, then this probably isn't the one for you, the felt tip is (quite) thick and is definitely not the easiest to use. I definitely prefer to use this eyeliner if I'm going anywhere special, with it being a high end product, priced at £12, it feels a little bit more special to wear. Does anyone else feel the same when they're wearing high end products? You can purchase the Eyeko liner here from Asos!

So there we have my 3 favourite eyeliners! I hope this helped anyone who's thinking of purchasing an eyeliner any time soon.

Monday, 17 August 2015


If you're like me and you love a good bronze/brown eyeshadow but you don't want to spend AGES on your eye make up then the By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow sticks are definitely for you. My personal favourite is in the shade 'bronze moon' I've swatched it on the second photo, the first is without blending, whilst the second swatch is blended. The shadow sticks are a real life saver when you're in a rush but still want to make a bit of an effort with your eye make up, the colour pay off is incredible and it's very long lasting, as it doesn't smudge or budge at all once you've applied it. the only slight downside is that this does mean you've got to be quick with your blending as it does set pretty fast, so you've got to be a dab hand with your blending! I'm not going to lie, the price tag of these shadow sticks are quite phenomenal... £29 each! For a little bit extra you could purchase a high end eyeshadow palette, however, I can see this being an item that will be in my make up bag for a very long time and the shade range is brilliant.

Have you tried any of the By Terry shadow sticks before? What's your favourite shade?

Thursday, 6 August 2015


If you've never heard of the site 'Shoeaholics' it's definitely one to keep an eye on. After hearing about this site on a student website I've been absolutely hooked on checking it out ever since. The site is run by Kurt Geiger and it is where they sell all their old season stock at amazing prices. The prices start at as little as £9! You can get some real bargains if you catch things early. I've purchased many things off this site, from handbags, to heels, to sandals and flats! The prices are just incredible. I got both of these pairs at just £19 each, not to mention the extra 20% student discount they offer! It is definitely a site to look out for, for bargains and somewhere to look before you pay full price for something. The best thing about the site is that not only do they sell Kurt Geiger, Carvela and Miss KG, they have an array of brands from UGG, to Michael Kors, Burberry, Hugo Boss and much much more. The only downside is that postage and packaging starts at £5, but for the bargains you get it's really worth it!

Have you purchased from this site before? What bargains did you get? I just love it!

Sunday, 2 August 2015


If you're like me and you love reading, then you'll know there's nothing quite like a stroll around a book shop. Wall after wall of books and not to mention the perfect stationery. It really is a book lover and stationary addict's paradise. On a recent trip to Waterstones I snapped these photos and thought I'd share them with you, as if you're anything like me, then these photos will fill your eyes with delight!

Friday, 31 July 2015


You may have seen one of my latest posts in which I mentioned this book, I read it a couple of months ago and it was the first book in a while that I read in just one sitting. I loved it that much that I actually stayed up till 5am until I finished it, it was utterly unputdownable.