• Fashion & Beauty

    Primark Silicone Sponge Review

    What are these 2 weird, transparent, pebble-looking objects you may wonder? Well, given that I am seriously behind on the latest makeup trends, you will know more than I do! Yes, they are the silicone sponges, one of the more recent trends to hit the beauty market, known for their minimal waste of foundation and smooth application. I’m usually a bit hesitant when it comes to buying makeup brushes etc. as I don’t like to spend too much money on them. I’d rather splash out on a good quality foundation or concealer than a brush. The same principle applied when sponges became the next big thing in the cosmetic world.…

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    Clifford Day Spa Review

    *Just to say this is not an affiliated post, I just decided I wanted to review the spa of my own accord. Hello weekend! Here’s to spending some time relaxing and doing something different from the usual week of study/work. That certainly was what Friday afternoon was for me, as my mum and I took a trip to Long Eaton to the Clifford Day Spa. Back in August, I received a voucher for a spa treatment and afternoon tea at Clifford, and yesterday, we finally got around to going. Given that my only previous spa experience had been at Ragdale Hall, which must be one of the most amazing spas…

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    Fashion & Beauty

    My Wedding Outfit

    Aaargh! Sorry for the lack of blog posts everyone! I have a lot of university work and freelance work on at the moment, so blogging and all things social media has had to take a bit of a back seat. I will endeavor to get back to a schedule as soon as possible. It was my cousin’s wedding on Saturday down in Canterbury and it was the first wedding I remember I had been to where I was not a bridesmaid. This meant I had more freedom with my choice of outfit, so it was great fun choosing what to wear and indeed wearing it! I thought deciding what dress…

  • Fashion & Beauty

    All About Eyewear: Glasses vs Contacts

    It has been a while since I have done a fashion post, although this is also crossing over the border into beauty, but I thought I would write about something I do not tend to read about, but that is a big part of my everyday life. The whole glasses and contact lenses dilemma. I have been asked quite a few times over the years if I will ever wear contact lenses. Honestly, I have never felt the need to wear contact lenses, but that does not mean that I do not think about the pros and cons of both. I have had glasses since I was around three, so…

  • Fashion & Beauty

    The Body Shop Make-Up Review

    **This post is not a collaboration. All opinions are my own. If you follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram, you will have seen that a week ago today, I went to a beauty masterclass at The Body Shop concept store in Leeds. The masterclass was with beauty bloggers Becky and Holly Sheeran, along with their mum Gill and international makeup artist Abby Ireland. We got to see some of The Body Shop’s makeup products being used, whilst sipping on prosecco or sparkling elderflower for a non-alcoholic version. Afterwards, we got an opportunity to have makeup consultations using the products displayed and a chance to shop. If you spent £15, you…

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    My Top 3 Eyecreams

    Wow this is impressive of me! By the time Thursday comes around I’m usually so unorganised and never get round to posting. I have not reviewed anything in a while, but when I was putting my makeup on yesterday, I realised that I had 3 eyecreams that I swap between and thought why not review them?! Considering how ridiculously pale I am and how dark my under eyes can look, I am surprised that I only started using eyecreams in the past few months. I will admit that I did not buy any of these products. I got the Clinique Pep-Start way back in September at the Clinique pop-up event…

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    LeOne Designers

    It is not often that you find independent shops in the middle of a big commercial shopping centre. However, LeOne Designers in Highcross, Leicester has broken this tradition. Situated next to the likes of Mango and Karen Millen, LeOne is a prime example of handmade, high-end, couture fashion right on your doorstep. The shop also sells accessories such as jewellery, hats and scarves handcrafted by local designers, which is fantastic because you can support your community when you purchase anything.  The LeOne Designers was set up and is run by a fashion designer and a millinery & accessories designer. When you go into the shop, you are not just meeting…

  • Fashion & Beauty,  In the Home,  Lifestyle

    My Winter Favourites

    Apologies for blogging being so messed up as we approach Christmas. Schedules have gone out the window in favour of random blogging when I can. I have never done a ‘favourites’ post before, so thought I would get this one in before Christmas. L’Oreal Paris Ultra Precision Eyeliner Although I only got this eyeliner yesterday, I have had my eye on it for a while. I wanted an eyeliner where the colour was strong, like a liquid eyeliner, but the application was in a pen style, as I find that easier to apply. This is the perfect combination and it did not disappoint when I used it. 2. Rimmel London…

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    I went to the gym!

    It’s official! Today, I got up nice and early and went to the gym! I think it was about the third time I have ever been in my entire life, which looks really bad, but I am not your typical fitness fanatic. Plus, with the amount of walking that I have been doing at uni I haven’t really felt the need! Nevertheless, I knew that off-peak gym membership was included with my accommodation, so I thought I might as well make use of it. And…I enjoyed it! I decided to use the cross trainer as I have already been on one before, so thought I should start off with something…

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    Clarins Beauty Bar in John Lewis, Leeds

    https://www.clarins.co.uk/beautybar.html On Friday, I decided to get the coach home from Leeds Bus Station, but had some time to kill before departure. I decided to visit the new John Lewis at Victoria Gate, which is the biggest store outside of London. When strolling around, a lady from Clarins grabbed my attention as they were giving complimentary treatments at the Clarins Beauty Bar, which is one of nine in the country. I was in need of some relaxation, so I accepted the offer straight away. The Beauty Bar is very calming, with neutral tones and vanity lights throughout, so you can fully enjoy the experience. For a complete treatment, it costs…