Friday, 27 May 2016

Outift Post: Pleats and Curls

High Neck Sleeveless Top: New Look (similar in black here) | Pleated Skirt: Primark (similar here) | Tights: H&M | Ankle Boots: H&M

I have been loving long, pleated skirts recently. I seem to have acquired quite a few of them in a variety of colours. I love that they skim past my stomach and I really like the length of this one; as I find it quite a challenge to wear skirts as I am such a short height at a tiny 5'1. The grey ribbed high neck top is simple and is easy to pair up with anything. This is becoming another go - to outfit for me - its so easy and I think you can go casual or formal with an outfit like this. 

What have you been wearing recently?
Are you a fan of pleated skirts? 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Degustabox May 2016

One of my favourite things I discovered when I started blogging is subscription box services. A box arriving at your door once a Month with mystery contents? I am in! Especially if it involves food - my true love in life.
Degustabox is my favourite subscription box - you receive 9-14 surprise food and drink items once a Month for a very reasonable £12.99 per Month - you can receive £6 off your next order with the code - just simply enter this code at the checkout. 

The first item I noticed in the May box was the Jack Daniels Honey BBQ Glaze - we love this at home as it gives a great taste to chicken dishes. We eat pasta a lot so the Garofalo Fusilli will definitely come in handy! The Cranes Cider went down a treat - I love fruity ciders and have now found some new favourites! The Kallo  Milk Chocolate & Yoghurt and Kallo Milk Choco Corn cakes are delicous, guilt free treats which I have been taking in my packed lunch to work, particularly love the milk chocolate rice cakes. I have also been taking the Brioche Pasquier Croissants as a mid morning snack, I love brioche and particularly love to pop them in the oven for a few minutes as they are so tasty warm. The Beloved Dates Date Nectar is perfect to add to pancakes and cereal, and knowing it is made only from Date Nectar makes it a slightly healthier alternative to honey. The Pechkeks Misfortune Cookies were a fun addition to this Months box - the messages are very funny! Very different to any fortune cookies I have had before! The Get Fruity fruity bar was another healthy yet tasty treat. I have never seen these before so will be checking these out the next time I do a food shop. The last two items in the box were the Pomegreat Pomegranate Juice and The Wonderful Co Pistachios and Almonds. I haven't tried these yet but I'm told the juice is refreshing and the pistachios and almonds are almost gone so I assume they were tasty too!
This has been another brilliant box this Month, probably the best in a while! Have you tried Degustabox yet?

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Sunday, 22 May 2016

Lavera Eyebrow Styling Gel

I am really big into styling my eyebrows. I have been waxing, plucking, shaping, and filling in my 'brows for Years now, and I love being able to refine and shape my eyebrows. If I can find a product to help with this process, I am all for giving it a go, so when I came across the Lavera Eyebrow Styling Gel online at Mypure, I was keen to trial it out to help tame my brows.

The Lavera Eyebrow Styling Gel has a comb and a quick drying gel, meaning you can brush your eyebrows into shape, and then apply the gel; which is slightly pigmented to a dirty blonde/hazel colour, which dries really quickly and helps keep your 'brows in place for hours. I find the brush the perfect size for my eyebrows and the spoolie brush which you apply the gel product with is easy to use and is a good tool to apply the gel to the brow evenly, with no mess.

Overall I am fairly impressed with the product. It helps me to keep my eyebrows in place, as well as giving a very subtle tint to them, which is good for me as it means I don't have to fill them in with any other brow product. I probably wouldn't reach for this on a night out as I prefer my brows to look much more defined, but for an every - day work look I would definitely use this as it achieves a very natural look. The product lasts well through-out the day, which I think is pretty impressive. The product is also made using only natural and organic ingredients and is not tested on animals, which is always a good thing when purchasing beauty products.

The Lavera Eyebrow Styling Gel is available to purchase from Mypure online for the RRP price £10.50.

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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Outfit Post: Simple Things

T Shirt : Primark | Skinny Jeans: New Look | Bib Necklace: Dorothy Perkins | Pumps: DC

Hi everyone, its only me back with an outfit post! I know, it has been such a long time. I never felt confident enough to post pictures of myself for all to see - I was always a little bit nervous as I have always been very insecure about my body shape and features. Since the start of the year, I have been working really hard on my confidence and have made quite small changes in my life which have impacted my life and the way I feel in a very big way. For starters, I have lost over two stone in weight, which has done wonders for not only my confidence but my health too. 

This outfit is a go-to look for me now - black skinnies, a plain t-shirt and trainers, paired with a statement necklace. It is so easy. I used to struggle planning outfits and rarely left the house wearing jeans - I think I have finally found the confidence to wear whatever I want and not care what anyone thinks - definitely my mantra from now on! 

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Recent Beauty Haulin'

It has been a while since I have bought a load of new make-up, skin care or general bath and body products, as I have recently been going through a phase of clothes shopping rather than anything else, whoops! I have lost a little bit of weight since New Year, so I have been enjoying buying new clothes - but fear not, I have still managed to squeeze in a little bit of beauty shopping here and there! Who doesn't love a haul?

I've wanted to try out a new foundation for a few Weeks, so with the aid of another beauty blogger (oh hey Clare) I picked out the Loreal True Match Foundation. I have only tried it once but it seems to be pretty good so far.
I also picked up a Collection lipstick which I definitely didn't need, but I just love a nude lip at the minute, so I couldn't resist!

I'm not hugely into skin care but I had ran out of my micellar water, so I repurchased the Garnier Make-up Remover and Soap and Glory Facial Wash. I have repurchased the Garnier Make-up Remover multiple times and it such a good product.

I also picked up a few other essentials including the Loreal Elvive Dry Shampoo, (which is incredible, definitely recommend) Dove Nourishing Oil Carer Conditioner, Boots Anti - Perspirant, N Spa Fragrance Body Mist in Clementine, Palmolive Strawberry Touch Body Butter Shower Cream, and a Superdrug Semi- Permanent Hair Dye.

What have you bought recently?

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

April Degustabox

Another Month has flown by once again, where is time going?!
It is that time of the Month I share my thoughts towards this Months Degustabox contents.

If you are new to Degustabox; they are a monthly subscription service where you receive a box of 9-14 surprise food and drink items. If you are a complete foodie like me, this box will bowl you over! I love looking into the box when it arrives and planning meals and thinking of new recipes to include them in.
I have a generous £6 off discount code for you - just enter BLDEG15 at the checkout.

Included in the box was Canderel Sugarly - I actually use this as analternative to sugar all the time so it was great to see this! The Thor Dry Apple Spritz, Rejuvenation Water and Green Lady were the drinks included in this Months box - all were very refreshing and I love to try new drinks. Sweet treats from April's box were two very delicious bars of chocolate: Milykbar and Smarties, which definitely didn't last long.
I love marinading chicken when cooking, so the Levi Roots Coat 'n Cook Sauce tasted delicious. Other delicious items which were in the box included Bebeto Fruit Strings and Parle G Rusk.
My favourite items in this months box were the limited edition Popchips, loved the rosemary flavour, and the Veetee Rice, which is something I buy all of the time.

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