Saturday, 28 June 2014

Arbonne Cooling Foot Creme, Reactivating Body Serum and Hydrating Body Lotion






Arbonne is a brand I knew very little about up until a few weeks ago. I am test trialing a few of their products to share with you here on my blog. 
If you are new to Arbonne, here is a little background information. Arbonne have been selling skin care and beauty products since 1980. Arbonne is a well loved beauty brand across the World. Arbonne's products are fantastic, as they are very beneficial to your skin. To purchase from Arbonne, you can do so buy contacting a consultant and they will order the products for you. You can purchasse from Arbonne from this link.

I have been test trialing three sample sized products from Arbonne, which includes the Cooling Foot Creme, the Reactivating Body Serum and the Hydrating Body Lotion

I was intrigued to try the Arbonne FC5 Cooling Foot Creme.* It is described by Arbonne as a 'moisturizing, non-greasy crème which hydrates rough, dry skin, and soothes, cools and comforts tired feet'. I must agree! Always being on - the - go, my feet aren't in the greatest condition and I always forget to look after my feet. I have been using the cooling foot creme on a night time before bed, and have noticed an improvement. My feet do feel a lot more softer and they aren't in as bad condition now - they feel well looked after. The Cooling Foot Creme has a very fresh, minty scent. After using this on my feet, it makes them feel much MORE softer and moisturized. I really have enjoyed using this product. I have used a fair few foot creams, from brands such as Soap and Glory and Sanctuary, and have never been 'wowed' by them. I prefer this Arbonne foot creme to those as I actually feel like using the product has been beneficial and it actually works how it is supposed to! I would recommend this to anyone who feels their feet need a good looking after.

I have also been trying out the Arbonne RE9 Advanced Reactivating Body Serum* and the RE9 Advanced Hydrating Body Lotion*. These products are to be used together, and I have noticed the difference in my skin after using them in my daily routine.
The Reactivating Body Serum is a pre - moisturizing body gel which aims to replenish your skins moisture barrier. It contains powerful botanicals that help to protect your skin. To use, you simply apply this gel onto your skin before you apply the Hydrating Body Lotion. It absorbs into the skin really quickly. The consistency of the product is quite a sheer gel, and smells very fresh. I really do think that the serum used alongside the body lotion works really well for my skin. My skin feels tighter, softer and much more moisturised when using both of these products together.
I have enjoyed using the Advanced Hydration Body Lotion. Arbonne state that the body lotion 'delivers antioxidants and vitamins to help nurture skin, leaving it soft and hydrated' . Knowing that the product is good for the skin is always a plus. I really like the Hydrating Body Lotion. My skin feels firmer and a lot more softer after using it. I am a moisturizer junkie; I collect hoard body lotions, creams and moisturizers, but I think this has quickly become a firm favourite. I love the consistency of the body lotion - it is not too thick, and sinks into the skin quickly - a plus if you are getting ready in a rush! The one thing that stands out to me with this product the most is the amazing scent - it smells absolutely beautiful. It reminds me of a zesty, fruity orange scent - I love it. The scent lasts well onto the skin too.


Have you tried any Arbonne products before?

*This post contains PR samples/items which were sent to me for consideration to review. All opinions are 100 %  honest and my own. You can view my full disclaimer policy on the contact tab above*

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Lovea KIDS - SPF 50 Natural Sunscreen Spray







As it is coming up to the Summer Months, it is time to get sun protected again. Whether or not you are off on a sunny holiday Abroad, spending a week at the seaside, or enjoying catching the rays in your own back - garden, it is always best to be prepared and use a sunscreen.

Today I will be sharing my thoughts with you on the Lovea Kids SPF 50 Natural Sunscreen Spray*. I am in my mid - twenties now and don't have any children of my own, but have super sensitive skin which burns so easily, so I always opt for a factor 50 sunscreen if I can. Using children's sunscreen may sound crazy, but I like my skin to be extra protected and you know children's sunscreen is the best!

Lovea is a brand I really enjoy using as I know they are a certified organic brand. I really trust Lovea as a brand and am always happy to use their products as I knwo they are good for your skin.  Lovea Sunscreens come with high UVA/UVB ratings, and exceed the toughest E.U rules on SPF protection. Their sunscreens are made from natural ingredients which protect your skin.

What I Thought



The Kids SPF 50 Natural Sunscreen Spray is unscented and is water resistant, which is a fantastic quality if you are on holiday. I prefer sunscreens in a spray form as they are so much easier to apply. This spray is none greasy and really easy to rub into the skin.

The packaging is simple with a cute Disney cartoon, which I am sure is pleasing to see for any young child.The product is 100ml so that is quite a lot of product to last you in the Summer heat, although when I am off on holiday I always double up and take plenty of sunscreen - just in-case!

I find this sunscreen really easy to use and it protects my skin. Some branded sunscreens cause irritation to the skin, so I am glad I have tried this one which has no nasties in the ingredients. I would definitely recommend trying it out if you have sensitive skin. 

Where To Buy



All of Lovea's Sun Protection products are available here at MyPure.co.uk. 
Don't forget to check out MyPures social media sites which are listed below!
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*This post contains PR samples/items which were sent to me for consideration to review. All opinions are 100 %  honest and my own. You can view my full disclaimer policy on the contact tab above*



Sunday, 22 June 2014

Goals for 2014 - An Update


At the beginning on 2014 I wrote a post sharing my 3 aims or 'goals' for me to achieve in 2014.  As it is now half way through the year (how fast has that gone though, really?!) I thought I would share my updates with you all, as well as documenting these goals on my blog.

1. Lose weight. I have to be honest in admitting this goal has been a very difficult task for me so far this year. I started with good intentions, but they quickly faded and I began eating rubbish again. I have been on and off diets for the entire 6 Months of this year. I definitely need to get back on track and focus if I want to shift some weight before next Christmas. If you have suggestions or tips please do share them in the comments below, as I am really struggling to stay motivated.

2. Pass my driving test. Well - I am half way there! This year saw me pass my Theory test which I am super happy about - I am awful at exams and a complete stress head so I am really pleased I have passed. I haven't yet booked my driving test but am nervous just thinking about it. I still aim to pass my test by the end of the year, I just need to become a little more confident in my own abilities!

3. Be more confident and try new things. I feel I have tried a lot of new things so far this year, they may only be small little things but I am really happy to have done therm. I have written for an established website which I am really proud of, and have also had an article printed in Base Magazine, which is a bloggers magazine. I never thought I would be capable of writing for anything like that. I still would love to join a group or try a new hobby, maybe joining a Slimming World group could tick off two of my goals for the Year?

I would love to hear your progress on any goals or resolutions you made for 2014? 


What I'm Wearing: Polka Dot Smart Feat. The City Rack












Black Polka Dot Shirt*: The City Rack
Vest: H&M
Skirt: New Look          

I absolutely love this shirt. I adore the monochrome black and white with the spots. I love the addition of spots or stripes to an outfit, I feel it really lifts the outfit and it looks more interesting. I really like the 50s feel I get when I wear it!
Apologies on my squinted eyes... I have hay - fever so my eyes are quite a bit sensitive at the minute.
I love the wide collar and the sweet pocket features. Probably my favourite feature of the shirt is the white buttons. I love that they are white and not just black, I think it looks great. 
The shirt is really good quality and very true to size. I picked it in a size smaller so I could wear it tucked into a skirt or trousers or wear it open with a simple vest underneath. I wanted it to look a little more fitted, so it looks really smart. I also think it would look great casually teamed with a pair of jeans.I love the understated look this shirt gives to the outfit.


This shirt is available from The City Rack.


Click on the image below or the link above to have a browse of all the lovely items at City Rack - and don't forget to use the discount code!


The CityRack, The CityRack Bloggers


*This post contains PR samples/items which were sent to me for consideration to review (black polka dot shirt from the City Rack). . All opinions are 100 %  honest and my own. You can view my full disclaimer policy on the contact tab above*

Friday, 20 June 2014

Eco Tools Bamboo 5 Piece Fresh and Flawless Complexion Set


Make Up Brushes from Eco Tools: The 5 Piece Fresh and Flawless Complexion Set







I absolutely love the brand Ecotools. I have quite a selection of their brushes now, and love that they are economically friendly and 100% cruelty free. EcoTools brushes are well - known for their bamboo handles, and don't even get me started on how incredibly soft the bristles are on the brushes. Today I  am reviewing their 5 Piece Fresh and Flawless Complexion Set.



The Fresh and Flawless Complexion Set* includes five fantastic make up brushes that will help to achieve a flawless make up base or complexion. Included in the set is the Flat Concealer Brush, the Buffing Concealer Brush, the Precision Foundation Brush, the Complexion Blending Brush and the Full Powder Brush. All five brushes work well with mineral, powder or liquid make - up, so it it really is ideal for anyone.
The flat concealer brush is one I already own, and really enjoy using. It is a great tool to help hide any blemishes, and also doubles up as a great eye shadow brush. The buffing concealer brush is probably my favourite brush out of the set, as it buffs in both foundation and concealer flawlessly. The precision foundation brush is a great brush also to apply foundation on to the face.  I was unsure if I would like using such a small brush to apply liquid foundation but in fact it is a brilliant tool for this. The complexion blending brush is the brush I was mostly unsure of, but have soon found through a little bit of research is great to use to buff liquid or mineral products, particularly concealer onto the skin.
The powder brush is quite a small brush to apply powder, I personally think it would make a good blush brush if applied with a very light hand.


Does Size Matter?


The brushes in this set are smaller in size to the other Ecotools brushes that I own, but that is just a plus for me as it makes it easy to fit inside my make up bag when I am out and about. As the handles are quite a lot shorter than most make up brushes in my collection, I wasn't sure I would find it difficult to use them as well as the other brushes in my collection - but fear not,  hey still work brilliantly like any other. The different colours on thes top of these brushes are a great addition, as they help to find your brush in a hurry and I think the pattern is so pretty.
The brushes are of a great quality and I haven't found them to shed in my time using them. I also find that they apply products onto the face easily and don't leave any harsh lines on the skin.

Where Can I Buy?


This Ecotools 5 piece brush set is available online at Mypure for just £11.99*. I think the price for this set is very reasonable for five make up brushes that are of a fantastic quality. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great base or face brush set. Apart from a Blush brush (although the powder brush could be used as a blush brush) it has everything you need for a flawless finish.


*This post contains PR samples/items which were sent to me for consideration to review. All opinions are 100 %  honest and my own. You can view my full disclaimer policy on the contact tab above*

MiPac Duffel Bag from House of Fraser: Fathers Day Gift Guide







The Mi Pac Classic Duffel Bag is a great holdal bag for pretty much anyone. I am featuring this duffel bag as the final part of my Fathers Day Gift series. Although Fathers Day is now over, I still think this would make the perfect gift for your Dad, Granddad, or any man in your life. 

As you can see from the first image, the bag looks very flat when it is empty. I wasn't sure how much I could fit inside the bag, but it is actually huge and spacious and I could fit a lot inside it. The bag seems to expand in size when it is full, leaving plenty of space for everything you need..(Width: 50cm x Depth: 28cm x Height: 28cm)

The bag has the usual holdall handles, and also an additional longer strap which is ideal to throw over your back if needs be. The longer strap is comfortable as it is slightly padded so is ideal if you are carrying it over your shoulders. 
The bag is great also, as it is easily cleaned if it is to get dirty. 
I love the navy and tan colour theme on the bag, I think it a really refreshing change as our family usually opt for plain monochrome duffell bags. 

I know my Dad really appreciates useful gifts, which is why I chose the duffell bag. A duffell bag is useful for so many different occasions. I know this bag would be ideal for travelling on holiday or if he is going away for a few days to a Festival, or even for work. Not only that, but a duffell bag comes in use for everyone in the family. 

You can purchase this bag from House of Fraser for £35 *currently £28* here.

*This post contains PR samples/items which were sent to me for consideration to review. All opinions are 100 %  honest and my own. You can view my full disclaimer policy on the contact tab above*

Monday, 16 June 2014

Nivea Lip Products


I am a huge lip balm fiend, and am constantly hoarding any lip balm product I can get my hands on. I recently was looking through my stash and realized I have quite the collection of Nivea lip balms. I am a huge Nivea fan, so of course their lip balms are one of my favourites.
I previously featured one of my fave lip balms of theirs in 'milk and Honey' on a seperate blog post, which you can view here. Now, onto these four!
The Essential Care lip balm is great for every day wear, and helps to prevent dry and cracked lips. Pearly Shine and Soft Rose are tinted lip balms which have the same effect as a lip balm, with an added hint of colour. Pearly Shine is slightly sheer and is a 'my lips but better' shade. Soft Rose is my favourite of the too, leaving a light pink subtle hint of colour to the lips. Soothe & Protect contains an SPF 15 which is fantastic for the Summer Months and Holidays coming up. 
All four of these lip balms are truly great products that help to prevent sore and dry lips. The best thing about Nivea products? The price. These are really inexpensive, and are available at most supermarkets. They are definitely worth picking up if you are a lip balm lover like me...

Saturday, 14 June 2014

May Empties



It feels like I haven't written an Empties post in such a long time. They were one of my favourite posts to write when I first began blogging and I am not sure why I stopped writing them! Today I am here with quite a hefty post full of empty products, where I will be giving you the low - down on each and every product I finished this Month. 

Cussons Imperial Leather Soft Touch Moisturising Shower Cream with Jojoba Milk & Vitamin E
This has quickly become my favourite shower cream. I have been reaching for it every day, it smells beautiful and lathers a lot by using the tiniest amount of product. This 300 ml bottle cost me about 80p (!) from Tesco. I am not sure why the price is so low, but have spotted the bigger bottles in the pound shop too. I hope it isn't being discontinued! I will definitely be stocking up as it smells gorgeous and makes me skin feel super soft. 

Clearasil Ultra Overnight Wash
This face wash has been in our bathroom for what seems like an eternity, and me and my sister have finally finished it off. It is a nice facial wash, which is easy to apply to wash your face before bed. I do like this, but haven't seen or felt any amazing results from it, so probably wouldn't rush to the shops to get another one. 

FCUK Body Spray
This is a mini spray of FCUK's original scent. It smells quite oriental and floral. The scent doesn't last very long, but is ideal to pop in your handbag if you are on the go and need a quick spritz. 

Superdrug Coconut & Shea Butter Bath Milk
I picked this up not long ago and it hasn't lasted very long! It is a lovely bath milk which smells divine. I love anything coconut scented! This bath milk makes your bath smell beautiful, I would definitely pick this up again next time I am in Superdrug. 

Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden Body Lotion
In all honestly, we have about 6 bottles of Sanctuary Body Lotion in our house (no lie!) so it is a relief when we finish them off! I love the scent and it is very moistursing, but lasts forever! 

Scandalous Gorgeously Rich Moisturising Shampoo
Another product that has been in our bathroom for a while waiting to be used up, this shampoo smells gorgeous and I really do think it has helped make my hair feel softer and look a little more silkier, too.

Lovea Nourishing Mask
A truly amazing hair mask - I would definitely recommend. My hair feels in much better condition after I use this - I am gutted I have used it all up, but will definitely be purchasing another! I reviewed this in full here* last Month if you fancy a more in depth post.

Soap and Glory Butter Yourself Moisturise Lotion
Another moisturiser used up this Month, is Soap and Glory's 'Butter Yourself'. I have to be honest in saying I didn't enjoy using this product at all, which is strange coming from a huge Soap and Glory fan like me. I just didn't like the scent all too much of this product, and didn't really feel it made my skin feel softer. Also, it seemed to take a long time to sink into the skin.

Elemis Spa Home Jasmine and Rose Milk Bath*
I absolutely love Elemis Bath products, and I adore this scent. This was a little 60ml bottle, but lasted a fair few baths. I was kindly given this at an event recently, and am thinking of purchasing it in full size I love it that much! My skin felt fantastic after using this in my bath. 

Matrix Biolage Color Last Cera Repair
I adore this product for treating my dull and lifeless coloured hair  It brings out the vibrance of my colour, it truly is a great product and I would recommend if you have permanently dyed hair like me.
I featured this product in a recent review which can be found here*. This product and others similar are available at Hairtrade. 

Macadamia Deep Hair Masque
I am a big fan of Macadamia products, and this hair masque is one of my favourites. I am unsure where I picked this 30ml sachet from now, but I love using them. It ensures my hair feels silky soft after use, something my hair desperately needs as it is is terrible condition at the moment. 


Have you tried any of the products I used up?

*I was gifted one product (Elemis Milk Bath) in a blogger event goody bag. I was not asked to feature this product on my blog . All opinions are 100 %  honest and my own. You can view my full disclaimer policy on the contact tab above*

Friday, 13 June 2014

Matrix Biolage ColorLast Cera Repair


Matrix Biolage Color Last Cera Repair from Hairtrade

Hairtrade hair extensions




I am a huge fan of Hair Trade. They sell a variety of hair products as well as hair extensions, as well as cosmetic and beauty products. They stock all of the best hair care products, one of them being the Matrix brand. Matrix is a fantastic brand often used in many salons, leaving your hair feeling and look wonderful.

I had heard so much about the Matrix Biolage ColorLast products, I couldn't wait to try them out for myself. I opted for the Matrix Biolage ColorLast Cera Repair. The aim of the product is to repair the look of colour treated strands of hair with strengthening ceramides and conditioning emollients, to help protect the shine of coloured hair and to also preserve colour vibrancy. I really wanted to try this product as I have dyed hair which I feel always looks quite dull and lifeless only a week or two after I dye it.

To use, you simply wash your hair as normal and then towel dry your hair. You then take the nozzle off the tube of the product to open it, and apply the product over the strands of hair which are mostly damaged and then apply to other sections of the hair. You leave the product on your hair for 5-10 minutes before washing out.

My hair feels super soft and glossy after using this on my hair. More importantly, my dyed hair looks more vibrant and not dull at all. I apply this product to the strands of hair which looks mostly dull, and also my roots. My hair colour is dyed chocolate brown, and often looks dull, but after using this product it now looks glossy and vibrant. It really feels luxurious and my hair feels the condition it would feel after visiting a salon. I am very impressed with this product and would definitely recommend to others that have dyed hair, which feels and looks lifeless. This product improves not only the look of the hair but also conditions it so it feels soft, glossy and looks shiny too. 
I don't use this product after every wash as I don't feel I need to, as the product creates vibrant hair which lasts quite a long time. 


The image below is of me after using the Matrix Biolage Color Last Cera Repair on my hair. I have blow - dryed my hair and this is the results.I think it is a huge improvement on my dull hair! 



Hairtrade hair extensions
This product, and other Matrix products, are available at Hairtrade*. You can check out their website for other great products by clicking on the link on the image above and don't forget to use the discount code!

*This post contains PR samples/items which were sent to me for consideration to review. All opinions are 100 %  honest and my own. You can view my full disclaimer policy on the contact tab above*

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Perfect Gift for Technophobe Dads: Fathers Day Gift Idea

The Perfect Retro Gift for Technophobe Dads 

This is another addition to my Fathers Day Gift Ideas. This is an ideal gift for a Dad or Grandad who maybe needs an easy to use mobile, or even a second phone just - in case. The Samsung E1200 sounds super straight forward to use, and is a reliable phone which wont run out of battery within 5 minutes!  Read below to hear more of its features and where it is available for, for just £5!

Struggling with the same old socks or aftershave dilemma this Father’s Day? Fear not, the Samsung E1200 from mobiles.co.uk  
is offering the ultimate gift to bring dad or grandad into the 21st century.
The Samsung E1200 is available on Pay As You Go (PAYG) for just £5 (when you top up £10 credit) on Virgin. Its simple to use interface and reliable battery power will mean your dad is never out of touch again, or has a back-up if his goes walkabout.
And with games, organizer, calculator and clock, he’ll be organised and entertained on the go.


 

Product details 
Name: Samsung E1200
Network: Virgin - PAYG
Price: £5
Top up required: £10
Delivery: Free
Colours available: Black


*This is a collaborative post. I was not paid or compensated to feature this post on my blog. You can view my full disclosure policy on the contact tab*

Best Of Graduate Fashion Week: A feature from Farfetch

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Best of Graduate Fashion Week
As soon as I knew Graduate Fashion Week was on it was a no brainer, I had to attend the Best of Graduate Fashion Week show to get a strong taste of future fashion.
Graduate Fashion Week is all about the next generation of designers that are destined to have a label all of their own or work in-house for an established fashion brand. Graduate Fashion Week was founded back in 1991 to help bridge that gap between studying and work. This year saw over forty universities take to exhibition stands to showcase their work alongside twenty one immense catwalk shows.
I’m sure all of the graduate’s work of 2014 had a special intrinsic, genius quality to them but like in industry it’s a competition where in this year’s show there can only be one winner. The winner of Graduate Fashion Week 2014 will be picked by the fashion industry’s leading fashion gurus, picking the best collection from the enchanting show put on at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick lane.
All of the graduate designers are fighting for a spot in the twenty one billion pound industry, so the junior designers sent their models down the runway in the most fierce fashion looks I’ve seen to date. The standard this year was unprecedented, where you could only be enthralled with such marvellous works that saw all kinds of inspirations and concepts. Nurturing raw talent at fashion school is key to success and this has been proven with emerging British talents like Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou and the more established Stella McCartney, who all once at this very point in their career have now achieved worldwide recognition.





Honestly it was a bewitching visual spectacle where much of the young designers’ collections looked like pieces of art and architectural installations. I instantly fell in love with the work of Kristy Sahota from UCA Epsom University.  Her work oozed a feminine attitude in pastel purples and shocking cerise pinks. I love this collection because it’s wearable with an urban inspired twist in pieces that include oversized hoodies with fur trimmings. This collection was jaw dropping with designs that had the perfect mix of patterns and textures, juxtaposing natural furs with netted and shiny nylon-like fabrics.
Jane Acton from Birmingham University showed a collection that was simple yet stylish and I particularly loved the Amish style inspiration.  This collection had one of the most distinctive style aesthetics which saw moderately plain pieces with a subtle twist in the cut of outwear and shirts. I love the way each look was relaxed with a slightly rugged finish. The styling really made this collection and I love the way that the plain pieces were layered with floral fabrics.
Outwear is my favourite piece to invest in each season which is why I loved Laura Lake from Kingston University. Lake displayed a fabulous collection of Antarctic inspired coats and jackets all of which I wanted. Each piece oozed a fashion forward luxe as it was all infused with what looked like Mongolian fur. Oversized was the signature style for this collection where each piece was completely unique in design, with styles that saw shearling inspirations to oversized biker jackets to even gillet style pieces.
Rebecca Rimmer from Manchester University had one of the most memorable collections. The collection was heavily inspired by pop art and I love the ingenuity of Rimmer’s designs as they were essentially innovative and wearable pieces of art. The collection saw 2D drawings on garments which formed the piece itself. The collection saw pieces that ranged from skirts to dresses to ponchos and even corsets all in captivating silhouettes and bold colours.
My final favourite look from the show won the Womenswear Award and the George Gold Award which entitles the winner to £10,000 and a chance to adapt their collection for the George fashion retailer. Grace Weller from Bath University created an eloquently chic collection that saw garments created out of beautiful floral inspired lacelike fabric. The bespoke work that had gone into developing the fabric in this collection lends to the luxe sultry style aesthetic that any women would feel divine in as the colours and cuts complement the curves of the female body.
The future of fashion is so exciting; designers are constantly developing techniques alongside new technologies which will propel fashions of the future into dimensions that are just sensational, innovative and unique!

*This is a post by Lauren from Farfetch. I did not receive any compensation and was not paid to share this on my blog*

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Personalised Message Heart by The Illustration Garden : Fathers Day Gift Idea


Personalised Message Heart by The Illustration Garden 




The Illustration Garden is an online store which sells beautiful and unique illustrations, gifts and decorations made by Gail Yerrill. Gail Yerrill has created illustrations for many children's books, and has worked with the BBC, Harrods and Marks and Spencer's, to name but a few.
The products featured on the Illustration Garden are made to order, and can be personalized to what ever you like, which makes items you purchase unique to only you.




When it comes to home ware, I love shabby chic pieces to decorate my bedroom with. I also think little items like this make perfect gifts, especially when they can be personalised!
I picked out this little personalised wedding message heart from The Illustration Garden as I thought it was adorable, and would look great in any room of the house. Of - course, as it is personalised, I chose the text to be printed on the plaque. I don't know anyone getting married very soon, so decided to make it a little gift to my Dad from me and my Sister. I thought it would make the perfect Fathers Day gift as he loves anything that is personalised - it is a great touch.

I really love the quality of the plaque. It looks perfect hung over a door handle or on a shelf. It arrived packaged really well and in fantastic condition. I would definitely purchase one of these again in the future as I think they make a fantastic gift for anyone.

The Personalised Wedding Message Heart is available on The Illustration Garden website here for only £7.99.*

Friday, 6 June 2014

Catch a Drive in Movie at Intu Merry Hill!


Hi everyone! 
This is just a heads up for any locals to Birmingham/West Midlands area that Merry Hill will be hosting another one of their popular drive in movies! This time it is Pretty Woman - a classic I think we can all agree. It will be taking place on Friday 6th June and all proceeds will be going to charity 'Help Harry Help Others'. 
Movie goers will be gifted free popcorn and the chance to win some great prizes!
Ticket programmes are available from the Concierge at Merry Hill.

The screening will take place in the car park opposite Debenhams. Gates will open at 7pm. The screening will start at 9:45pm and will run until 11:30pm. Free popcorn will be available upon arrival.


Thursday, 5 June 2014

Outfit of The Day: Beau Boutique Black and White Dolly Dress

Black and White Dolly Dress





Bracelet: Accessorize
Jelly Shoes: Primark
Leggings: Primark
Boots: New Look
Satchel: Dr. Martens




I absolutely love this dress from Beau Boutique. I adore stripes and monochrome colours so this dress is a dream come true for me!
The stripes are really complimenting for me as I find them quite slimming, especially as they change direction from the torso. I feel that the horizontal lines on the top half of the dress help to elongate my body, and as I am a tiny 5"1, I love finding dresses that make me appear a little more taller! 
I love the peter pan collar on the dress, it looks so adorable and makes the dress look even more feminine.  This dress is from Beau Boutique and currently costs just £14*, which I think is fantastic value for money for a dress as beautiful as this.

I decided to go for two different looks when styling this dress. As you can see in the first image, I am wearing my hair in a messy bun, and have added a bracelet and jelly shoes with the dress. I thought this would make a simple outfit on Holiday to either wear in the day time or to go out in at night.
For the next outfit, I opted for my go - to leggings. I also added some simple black boots from New Look and my mini satchel bag from Dr Martens. I think this outfit would be ideal for pretty much anything really; be it shopping, a date, or a girly lunch.

Check out the Beau Boutique website here to see more of their beautiful pieces!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Outift of The Day: Teddy Girl - Featuring Joe Browns





Joe Browns is a clothing, accessories and gift catalogue and online clothing store which was founded in 1998, and is available across the UK. They stock quirky and original pieces that can not be found on the high street. I was recently contacted by Joe Browns to see if I wanted to try out some of their clothing - off course I jumped at the chance!


Joe Browns ripped short dungarees, joe browns floral pumps, zoe lianne blog outfit of the day, teddy girl inspired,

Joe Browns ripped short dungarees, joe browns floral pumps, zoe lianne blog outfit of the day, teddy girl inspired,

Dungaree Shorts*: Joe Browns | Peter Pan Collar Top in Mint Green - Primark | Black Leggings New Look | Floral Pumps* - Joe Browns | Earrings - New Look

I teamed up these lovely dungaree shorts and floral pumps from Joe Browns with a cute, mint green and white spotty top from Primark with a peter pan collar. I love how the collar looks against the dungarees! I tried to go for a bit of a teddy girl look, although I know some of the outfit looks more 90's than 50's, I still love it. 


The ripped short dungarees feel of such a good quality, I adore them. I opted for dungaree shorts as I thought they would be great for the Summer Months - and when it gets a little colder they will look great with a pair of thick tights or leggings underneath them. They are incredibly comfortable and look lovely on. I love the little details on the dungaree shorts, such as the embellished buttons with the Joe Browns logo, and also the cute hang over pocket material is floral and pretty. I have had great feedback from wearing these - I have had people compliment and ask where I got them from, and of - course I proudly told them they are from Joe Browns! The dungarees cost £34.95; which I think is really reasonable for jean dungaree shorts, that are really popular at the moment. 

I absolutely love these cute little fabulous floral pumps. They are perfect for the warmer Months and they look so sweet and pretty. The sequin texture on the pumps make them stand out from other patterned pumps I have seen on the high street. I love the pattern and the colours on the pumps, too. They are so comfortable, and very true to size.  The price of these shoes is £22.95* which I think is a great price for sturdy little pumps that are easy on the eye!



Joe Browns delivery was super quick, I was so impressed. My items arrived packaged nicely in a bright blue package with the Joe Browns Logo on the front - I personally love when brands package their products well and put a lot of detail into it - it shows a lot of effort is made.

I would definitely purchase from Joe Browns in the future, as the products are such great quality and they stock some quirky pieces I haven't seen on the high street. I feel that Joe Browns meets my needs as a young female - being able to find distinctive, unique and different clothing items that I can not find on the high street, for a very reasonable price.

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