Friday, 29 August 2014

OUTFIT POST: NEW LOOK SUMMER DRESS


JACKET: TOPSHOP // DRESS: NEW LOOK // NECKLACE: NEW LOOK // SANDALS: PRIMARK






I'm not ready for summer to leave yet, I haven't wore boots for ages and ages and they just feel weird. I went shopping today to get an outfit for a birthday party. I also bought a very summery dress. I bought this dress the other day in the new look sale, i'd had my eye on it for quite a while but didn't buy it however as soon as it dropped down into the sale I had to have it.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

LIFESTYLE: BIRTHDAY IDEAS I

My 22nd Birthday is fast approaching and i'm actually so lucky that I will be spending my Birthday in Gran Canaria. I had been looking at going away for the weekend to London or Paris. Whilst looking around online I started looking at experience days and found a few different things that would be great gift ideas. I understand that birthday shopping for women is difficult so I thought i'd pop a few ideas down, like a little gift guide.

As I said above i'd been thinking about a cheap trip to Paris and I found this great deal for a Paris day trip which would be ideal if someone (like me) just wants to have a look in the shops to take advantage of those French brands or you could stay a few nights in a really post hotel like this one Hotel De Sers

Another great gift idea is an afternoon tea, i've never had an afternoon tea so I think this is amazing! I love tea and cakes so this would be the ideal gift if you were shopping for me but it's also great for an older lady or maybe if you know your going to London for a spot of shopping you could book yourself an afternoon tea and have a little rest with a scone. I think this Burlesque Afternoon tea sounds amazing or my friend Lauren went a Mad Hatters Tea Party like this one here in London and it sounded so unique and special.

Another thing i've thought about doing is going Glamping. You get to stay in these little huts so it's like camping but not as extreme as staying in a tent. Theres some cheaper options like this stay in Devon which starts at £49 and then theres more expensive options.

All of these amazing experience days can be found on Into The Blue and they have many more to choose from. They also offer classes, driving experiences, and many more. You will find something for everyone. The website is very easy to use and it clearly states whats included in the different experiences. There's also a very easy to use drop down box which gives you different options regarding price/ how many nights etc.  The prices are very reasonable and similar to other experience sites that I've used in the past.


LIFESTYLE: WHAT ARE THE THINGS WORTH INVESTING IN?

Freya Deco Bra £34.00* and Thong £10.50* - Freya 






I have to say something I spend that extra penny on is Lingerie. I am a 32GG meaning I can't just walk into any old store and pick up a bra, luckily for me I work in a Lingerie shop that does stock 32GG so I never have to worry about looking for places to shop. This is my latest set, it's the Freya Deco in this amazing leopard print pattern with gorgeous neon orange detailing. The bra alone retails at £34.00 which is about 8 times the price of a bra from Primark, however you are getting a better quality of bra and I am getting a bra that actually fits me. A bra should last from 6 Months to a year depending on how you look after them so for me this is a long term investment. This is my first Freya Deco however they come in so many different colours and styles, I will be buying more! 

Legal and General have created the Things worth investing in campaign to make people think about how much we spend on products and whether its better to spend abit more on a product if it's a good investment. Read more about the campaign here http://www.legalandgeneral.com/investments/campaigns/think-long-term/things-worth-investing-in/

Monday, 25 August 2014

LIFESTYLE: DIY HOW TO MAKE A CANDLE USING OLD CANDLES.


TO MAKE YOUR OWN DIY CANDLE YOU WILL NEED:
- A CONTAINER (POT, GLASS ETC) 
- OLD CANDLES (I'M JUST USING THESE TEALIGHTS) 
-WICKS - YOU CAN GET THESE OFF EBAY
-MICROWAVE SAFE CONTAINER.( use a container that you can throw away) 


 1. BREAK UP YOUR CANDLES OR USE A SPOON TO SCRAPE ANY LEFT OVERS FROM OTHER CONTAINERS.
2. ON A 60 POWER SETTING IN A MIRCROWAVE MELT THE WAX. DO THIS IN 1 MINUTE BURSTS TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE WAX.
3.CONTINUE UNTIL THE WAX HAS MELTED INTO A LIQUID
 4. PLACE THE WICK IN THE CONTAINER AND POUR IN THE WAX, I FOUND LEAVING THE WAX TO COOL WORKED BEST AS THE HOT WAX KEPT MELTING MY WICKS.

 5. I'VE USED THE BAMBOO TO HOLD THE WICK IN PLACE UNTIL THE WAX HAS COOLED ENOUGH.
6. WHEN THE WAX HAS COOLED ENOUGH THAT YOU CAN MOVE THE CANDLE POP IT IN THE FREEZER TO FINISH COOLING.
7. THERE YOU GO A BRAND NEW CANDLE :)




Saturday, 23 August 2014

LIFESTYLE: CURRYS STUDENT COOKBOOK - QUESADILLAS


HERE IS A REALLY REALLY EASY RECIPE FOR MAKING QUESADILLAS. 
THEY ARE MY FAVOURITE AND THESE ARE SO EASY AND QUICK TO MAKE.
 YOU WILL NEED: 
-CHICKEN ( OR OTHER FILLING) 
-ONION (SLICED)
-PEPPERS (SLICED)
-CHEESE ( I FIND RED LEICESTER THE BEST)  (GRATED)
-TORTILLAS 



 1. PUT A LITTLE OIL INTO YOUR PAN AND GIVE IT A FEW MINUTES TO HEAT UP. THIS IS ONLY TO STOP THE TORTILLA STICKING SO YOU ONLY NEED A TINY AMOUNT.
2. POP YOUR TORTILLA IN THE PAN AND START ADDING YOUR TOPPINGS, YOU MAY NOT NEED AS MUCH AS I HAVE USED BUT ITS UP TO YOU! TRY NOT TO GET CHEESE ON THE PAN AS THIS WILL BE MESSY.

3.ONCE YOUR TOPPINGS ARE INSIDE FOLD THE TORTILLA IN HALF LIKE SO... LEAVE FOR A FEW MINUTES UNTIL THE BOTTOM IS BROWN/GOLDEN LIKE THE NEXT IMAGE.


4. TURN YOUR TORTILLA OVER AND AGAIN MAKE SURE ITS GOLDEN BROWN ON BOTH SIDES. WHEN IT IS THEN ITS DONE! THEN CUT IN HALF AND YOU CAN EITHER EAT AS A SNACK OR MAYBE HAVE SOME SALAD OR FRIES TO GO WITH IT ( I PREFER CURLY FRIES AS THEY ARE FUN )

AS I SAID THIS IS SUCH AN EASY QUICK RECIPE, I'VE USED PRECOOKED CHICKEN TO MAKE IT QUICKER AND EASIER BUT YOU CAN USE ANYTHING FROM SANDWHICH MEAT TO FROZEN CHICKEN WITH BREADCRUMBS, ITS UP TO YOU!


CURRYS WILL BE RELEASING A STUDENT COOKBOOK ON TECHTALK IN SEPTEMBER WHEN EVERYONE GOES BACK OR STARTS UNIVERSITY, THE IDEA IS THAT THE COOKBOOK WILL BE FULL OF QUICK AND EASY RECIPES IDEAL FOR STUDENTS
YOU CAN READ MORE HERE - http://techtalk.currys.co.uk/cooking-home-appliances/the-currys-student-cookbook-perfect-recipes-for-beginning-a-new-term/

REVIEW: MYKITSCH HAIR TIES

 KITSCH HAIR TIES - RRP £7.24* - WWW.MYKITSCH.COM




Kitsch is a very quirky brand that do loads of different products from hair ties, jewellery and candles. Kitsch is a very affordable brand.

These hair ties are great, they have no metal bits and are really friendly on your hair. They come in lots of different colours and designs. There's some amazing patterns and I will be buying more!

They also don't really leave kinks and dents in your hair like normal hair ties and they also look cute on your wrist.

Check them out on www.mykitsch.com

Thursday, 21 August 2014

REVIEW: RITUALS HIMALAYA WISDOM SCRUB SALT


 RITUALS HIMALAYA WISDOM SCRUB SALT- £16*- RITUALS 


Rituals is one of my favourite brands, i'm always very happy with their product. I am yet to try a product I don't like. The brand has produced some very high quality products. I have tried many products from moisturisers, body scrubs and shower gels and all have been great.


I've been using this salt scrub in the shower quite alot recently. It smells amazing! Very fresh and clean. I have used a few different salt scrubs before but this has been my favourite. I find it dissolves very easily and feels like its actually cleaning my skin.

The salt scrub leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh and its very easy to use. I have been using this for a few weeks now and my pot is still very full, you don't need to use loads of this product.

I find using my hands easy to apply the product and then I use a scrunchie to lather.

I'm gutted as my local Rituals store has closed down however Rituals is now stocked across most department stores.

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