Friday, 28 February 2014

Superdrug Coconut Oil

As I'm sure many of you are aware, Coconut oil is very popular at the moment, it's the new must-have beauty item. I'd never looked into it much, but while ordering a few things from Superdrug, I saw them selling a tub of Coconut oil for £2.29 or 2 for £3. Swayed by the offer, it ended up in my online shopping basket. Coconut oil has a multitude of health benefits, as well as beauty benefits, which is what I bought it for. So far I've only used it on my skin as a moisturiser and I love it. At first it did make my skin look greasy, but gradually it melted into my skin and leaving it feeling lovely and soft. With winter weather drying out my skin, this is my new saviour! My only issue with this product is that it's solid in the tub, meaning it's difficult to get out. I had to basically scrape a bit out and rub it between my fingers for it to melt. Not a huge issue, just thought I'd point it out. Overall, I'm happy with this and glad I bought the two tubs as it worked out at just £1.50 each, bargain!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

e.l.f Eyebrow Lifter and Filler: Ivory/Medium

I received the e.l.f Eyebrow Lifter and Filler for Christmas, but decided to save it until I'd finished using my current eyebrow pencil. Well, I still haven't ran out of my current eyebrow pencil, but curiosity got the better of me, so I decided to use my e.l.f pencil this week. The fill side of the pencil is designed to fill in any sparse areas and define the lines of your eyebrows, while the lifter is designed to enhance and define the area under your brows. I found the application fairly easy, the texture is quite creamy so it's crucial to be steady handed and not smudge it. The filler colour came out darker than I expected, so use a light hand to apply and blend well. I can see both of these points as a plus, as light application means it will last longer and the creamy texture means it's very easy to blend. I love the lifter on this pencil, it enables me to fix any slight mistakes that may have occurred and defines my brows. At £3.95 it's really good value for money, especially considering the size, as it's a chunky pencil. I'm currently torn between this product and the B.Groomed Eyebrow kit I reviewed here. Both are very similar in price and good quality/

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Week In Pictures #8: The loss of a lonely man never makes much of a sound

I've had a fairly chilled out week this week. I made my second attempt at getting rid of my ombre hair, I love having dark hair again. Just hoping it lasts, because last time I dyed over  the blonde in my hair, it only lasted four days before the dye faded and the blonde was back. I'm spending my weekend trying to get some work done, but I'm finding myself procrastinating. I've already watched an hour of Eastenders and cleaned my kitchen cupboard to put off work.

1. Frightened Rabbit are my one true love. 2. Dyed my hair dark. 3. Selfie which looks nothing like me.
4. New boots! 5. Superdrug delivery. 6. Night out.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Pretty Please #18

I think I definitely need some new beauty products in my life. I may have slipped and ordered the B. Foundation and Sleek Contour kit, but in my defence, the foundation was on offer and with Superdrug offering free delivery on orders over £10, the Sleek kit had to be bought to bring the price up to £10+.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Yankee Candle: Cinnamon Stick

I think it's safe to say candles and Yankee candles in particular have grown in popularity in the last few years; it seems every blogger has at least one. I never bought one as I though they were over priced considering that at the end of the day, you just burn them away, but my sister is quite a fan of Yankee candles and bought me the Cinnamon Stick scented one for Christmas. It's my favourite scent and I can see now why people love them so much. The burn for hours, the large jar candle which I have burns for over 100 hours and they have a strong but not overpowering smell, which lasts for a long time after the candle is blown out. I'm pretty sure after this one has completely gone I will treat myself to another, my bedside table would look weird without one now.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Week In Pictures #7: Why don't you speak it out loud, instead of living in your head?

 Recently I've felt as though I've lost my passion for writing, fashion and just everything really, which I think is partly due to the terrible weather that we've been having lately. I can't be bothered to get dressed up nicely and go out, just to end up soaked through and freezing, so I've become rather lazy. Waking up to the sun shining has put me in a much better mood and I feel more motivated, so I'm going to finish this post, put on a bit of make up and and bake some cakes with my housemate, before tackling the not so exciting task of cleaning my bedroom.

1. Travelling to Southampton. 2. The Vegan Kind Box 4. 3. Faye's Birthday Cocktails.
My herbs are growing! 5. New candles. 6. Drinks in the house.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

February's The Vegan Kind Monthly Subscription Box

Once again, I'm extremely impressed and happy with the contents of The Vegan Kind Box, it seems to get better each month.

As this box is my third from TVK, I received a folder in which I can put the recipe cards that come with each box. This months recipe was for Bean Sushi.

I couldn't wait to use this shower gel from Organic Surge. It smelt divine and left my skin feeling soft and moisturised.

I was happy to see a chocolate item in the box this month. Choc Shot from Sweet Freedom can be used for hot chocolate or as a topping. I'm not sure I'll use it to make hot chocolate as I'm not a big fan, but the chocolate itself is nice tasting, like a dark chocolate sauce.

I've wanted to try Kale crisps for so long, but my local supermarket doesn't seem to stock Kale, ever. I had the Raw Purple Corn Kale Chips from Inspiral and they've definitely encouraged me to start a search for Kale. These weren't crunchy like I was expecting, but quite chewy and smooth tasting, but lovely all the same.

Bars like this Braw Bar are perfect as a snack in between meals, gluten free and low in calories.

I loved the Cinder Toffee from 1066 Cake Stand, the only problem was that I ate it all far too quickly.

This has definitely been my favourite box of the three I've received and I'm looking forward to seeing what's in next months.

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Monday, 10 February 2014

Week In Pictures #6: If I could show you a sign

I spent this week excited to go home on Thursday. I had a pleasant journey home, followed by dinner and a catch up with my sisters. I lost count of the amount of roast potatoes I ate. My weekend was spent seeing family and family and definitely eating far too much.

1. Bored of winter. 2. Train journey home with a healthy lunch. 3. Huge dinner.
4. Friday afternoon. 5. My sisters birthday cake, made by yours truly 6. My nephew and I.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Country roads, take me home.

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I was born and raised in the city, Birmingham to be precise and up until recently I have never imagined myself living anywhere but a busy, bustling city. I go on holiday to the Irish countryside every year, but that had always just been a nice summer getaway. Lately, possibly inspired by watching a few too many episodes of Escape to the Country of an afternoon after Uni, but I think mainly due to rethinking what I want to do in the future, a house in the country sounds ideal. Going to local markets, growing some of my own food, country pubs and having enough land to be able to rescue animals sounds perfect. I may change my mind soon enough and decide I want to live in the centre of London, but for now a country cottage is my dream. 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

London calling to the faraway towns

With a sale on train tickets meaning travelling from Southampton to London cost just £10, me and two of my housemates booked our tickets and headed there last Saturday. The timing was perfect as Faye and I needed to visit an exhibition as part of our university course and the Artist Textiles exhibition opened last Friday. I wasn't expecting much the exhibition to be that interesting, but I was pleasantly surprised, with artists such as Miro, Picasso and Warhol featured and plenty of links to fashion.

After the exhibition, the three of us spent the rest of the day walking in the chilly winter breeze and catching the tube around London visiting the typical tourist spots, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, etc. I've only been to London a handful of times, so it was nice to get away from Southampton and go there with my uni friends. I definitely want to go back sometime preferably in the Summer, so we won't be close to freezing.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Week In Pictures #5: Is that you in front of me?

This week consisted of a fair bit of film/TV watching. I saw 10 things I hate about you for the first time, started watching Sherlock (which I love) and went to see That Awkward Moment for free thanks to E4 slackers club. I went to London on Saturday to see the Art Textiles Exhibition and then spent the rest of the day travelling around London to the usual tourist spots.
    1. Drawing/Art. 2. Messy fishtail braid. 3. Slackers Club - That Awkward Moment.
4. 10 Things I Hate About You. 5. Fashion and Textile Museum. 6. Tourist in London.