Last week I headed along to the Lush in Solihull as they kindly invited me for a tour of their shop, I was looking forward to checking out the new Halloween and Christmas stuff.

I was lucky enough to go to a bloggers event at the LUSH in Coventry last week too so if you wanna check that out the post is here

Solihull Lush is my local store, it's quite a little store but they have SO MUCH stuff! They have the most amazing staff, the service is amazing every single time I go in and they are all so friendly and always let me take photos for my blog.

I was so excited to check out the latest collection, We started by looking at the whole Halloween range, My favourite is Autumn Leaves bath bomb, it was so impressive and such a pretty bath bomb. I have the Lord Of Misrule shower gel to try which i'm really excited about! I also have the Goth Fairy shimmer bar to try! I really want to pop in and pick up a few more Halloween bits before they are all gone. The Sparkly Pumpkin bath bomb looks so pretty!!

Next up we checked out the Christmas range. Christmas is probably my favourite time of year and my Lush favourites come out at Christmas so I was really excited to check everything out.
I love Golden Wonder bath bomb which has returned this year and so has Rose Jam Shower Gel which smells amazing!!

I got to pick out a few bath bombs that we popped into the bowls so I could see the prettiness!
We tried out Autumn Leaves which is very impressive! I love it! Never mind the ballistics is another one that we tried out. This is different as it has a fizzy bit and a bath melt so it's really moisturising aswell. We tried out mistletoe which is so pretty! I love it, I actually used it in my bath the other night and it smells really good! I think I may pick up another one next time I pop in.

Aswell as trying out the bathbombs we checked out the new soaps and shower gels which all smell amazing. The Shooting stars soap is my favourite, it smells so good, it has a sherbert scent ! Snow Fairy is back! This is like the most popular christmas scent, this year they have brought out Snow Fairy body conditioner which is a more subtle snow fairy scent, I am really excited to give this a try. I have Rose Jam shower gel again, it's one of my favourites! This year all of the christmas shower gels are Self Preserving so they don't have Synthetic Preservatives, you can read all about Self Preserving here

The Christmas Gift section in the Solihull store is very impressive as you can see from my photos they have LOADS! I love the gifts and think they really have something for everyone. You can always ask for help if you buying a gift for someone else. Not everyone is a fan of bath bombs and they have some really good shower gift sets. The gifts are all wrapped so theres no need to waste paper on wrapping them, the patterns are always really nice and good quality. Some of the gifts this year actually have games inside which is fun, perfect for kids!

Thanks to the Solihull shop for inviting me into store and showing me all the latest goodies.



You’ve finally decided on the dress, so the hard work is over, right? Unfortunately, there are more important choices to make — like picking out your hair accessories. Here, wedding headpiece designer, Rosie Willett, talks us through how to decide on yours and the other considerations you’ll need to make. 
Should I decide on a hairstyle or accessory first? 
It’s a problem many brides face; should they commit to a hairstyle and limit the types of accessories they can wear, or choose an accessory first and limit the hairstyles available to them? However, this shouldn’t stress you out.   
It doesn’t matter which order you make the choices, as long as you make the right ones. All that matters is that you feel happy and confident with both the accessory and hairstyle you choose.  
There are a number of versatile accessories out there too, so whether you go for an up do or wear your hair down, you can still add some glitz and glamour to your look. 
What bridal hair accessories are there? 
The good news is that there’s plenty of variety available when it comes to bridal hair accessories, including: 
  • Tiaras — one of the most popular bridal hair accessories, tiaras will make you feel like royalty on your big day. They can be as large or as small as you like, so choose a style that suits you. 
  • Headbands — subtler than a tiara, this is the perfect option whether your hair is up or down. 
  • Hair vines — this style is growing in popularity, largely because of its versatility. Form it into a halo-shape and wear as a crown, incorporate it into a boho-inspired braid or let it hang freely when your hair is down. 
  • Hair combs — these are best worn when your hair is up or partially up. If you’re wearing a veil, make sure it’s on a separate comb so removing it after the ceremony doesn’t disrupt your hairstyle too much. 
Is there anything else I should consider? 
The hair style and accessory you choose should naturally match your own personal style. However, you may also want to consider other factors, such as the theme of your wedding. For example, brides with a 1920s theme should consider feathered or pearl accessories to tie their day together.  
You might want to consider colours too. Gold accessories work best with champagne-coloured dresses, while silver will complement ivory gowns beautifully. 

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I'm back with an outfit post! I haven't done an outfit post for a little while. I've been loving this jumper from H&M that I got a couple of weeks ago. I featured it recently in my Autumn/ Winter Haul  It's really easy to wear, i've paired it with my black skirt but also with jeans. This skirt is from Primark, it's a black cord skirt which i've been wearing loads. I love it, it's so easy to wear. I've got my black boots out from last year, they are my favourite boots. although they feel a little bit big this year, can you loose weight in your feet?? I love my leather jacket at this time of year as it's too warm for a coat but too cold for no jacket. It goes with so many different outfits and is such a classic style, I picked it up from New Look last year. I'm loving this leopard print bag from Accessorize which I picked up a couple of weeks ago, I love adding a little bit of colour or pattern to a pretty plain outfit such as this. 

What are you wearing this season?  What are your Autumn/ Winter must haves? 


Tuesday 18th October

I've had a lovely couple of days off with Clint, he's back at work tomorrow and i'm back to work from Monday 24th. I've enjoyed having a few weeks off to chill and relax a little. Today we went for a stroll in the park, the weathers been nice and crisp. It really feels like Autumn now. I picked up this dress yesterday from Primark, it's such a comfy dress that you can easily dress up or down. I think i'm going to wear it on Saturday to my friends baby shower. I wore it with my leather jacket from New Look and my boots from New Look. I think my bags from New Look too, I do love abit of New Look haha! 

Dress: Primark ( similar here) // Jacket: New Look ( similar here) // Bag: New Look ( Similar Here)  // Boots: New Look ( Similar Here) 


Can you believe it's nearly been a year since Clint and myself got our own place. I thought i'd put together a few tips and tricks to saving some money when you live by yourself. 

Organisation - 
This may seem like common sense but just planning what you are going to spend your money on will save you money in the long term. There's lot of bills and dates to remember when you have your own place so writing a list of your bills and when they come out of your account can make things easier. We have a joint account and our bills come out of this account which I find works best, we both transfer money in when we get paid to cover the bills. 

Saving - 
Get loyalty cards etc, our Tesco clubcard saves us so much money, we tend to do most of our shopping at tesco and Clint occasionally gets fuel from there so our points add up and we get vouchers in the post, a few weeks ago we got £8 off our shopping and last week they sent out vouchers that give you £3/£4 off for the next 6 weeks if you spend over £30 so we can make great savings on our general food shop. 
I also have a boots card which I have over £25 worth of points to spend, I sometimes use this when money is a little tight and I need essentials or need to get my eyebrows done etc.Also use apps like Vouchercloud and Vouchercodes to find the vouchers, if your shopping or going out for food etc theres tons of vouchers which can save you money! Check out moneysupermarket too for great tips for saving money using vouchers. 

Gratisfaction UK  is also a really good website to use. They have a huge selection of freebies which you can easily sign up for. You can get loads from samples of beauty and skincare products or free tickets to events, they update the site all the time so there's always new things to put your name down for. They also have a voucher codes section so you can check these out and save money when your shopping. There's no need to sign up and anyone can check them out to get loads of free stuff!  
Follow them on twitter too and keep updated with the latest offers and freebies!  

Meal planning is a really good way to save money. If your always throwing food out then your basically throwing money away. Sit down for a few hours and plan your week. Now i'm doing slimming world I find I do this anyway but it's great to get an idea of what you need to buy when your shopping , write a list so you don't pick up things you don't need just because they are on offer for a pound! This way you reduce the amount of food you throw away and have more time to chill because you can prep and already know what your eating so no need to spend ages deciding what to have. Do you have any tips for saving money? What else works when your trying to save those pennies?

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I've had the Urban Decay Naked ultimate basics Palette for a few weeks now, I actually picked it up on the day it was released into stores. I had seen it on Urban Decay's instagram ages ago and knew I was going to need it!

The packaging is beautiful, it's very photogenic as you can see above. The packaging is really good quality, it's really sturdy. 

There's a really good selection of shades in the palette, I have swatched them below! I love that there's a mixture of natural shades and black/ grey shades. I tend to opt for brown/ nude shades for day to day and a smokey eye for nights out so this has everything I need.

I love that this is a matte palette as I find most palettes tend to have really lovely shades but they have shimmer or glitter in and I don't always go for a shimmery shadow. I've been opting for matte shadows alot recently.

You get 12 shades and they are decent a size! Urban Decay shadows are my favourite. They are highly pigmented and really easy to use. I find them easy to build up and apply. I use my Spectrum shadow brushes. I like to apply a shade all over the lid and sometimes I apply a darker shade into the crease to create a smokey effect.

I think this palette is such a value for money as you get a great shade selection and some great quality shadows. The palette is gorgeous and I would recommend it if your after an eye shadow palette with lots of matte shades. If you like a selection of matte and shimmer shades i'd say to go for your standard Naked palettes.

Whats your favourite Urban Decay eye shadow palette?