Monday, 18 November 2013

10 Ways: Embrace the ways

Hello Beautiful!

I don't think I would be the only one to say that I hate paying full price for the luxuries I love to buy. I mean, there is nothing more satisfactory than finding a good bargain or a little designer gem in the corner of the charity shop.

With Christmas coming round the corner, I don't think there would be a better time to find the inner bargainista in you. The festive period is such a hard time on our pockets, and I think if you can save to a few pounds this year - it would totally be worth it.

Being a student (and a bit of a social networking addict) I came across a Facebook page called 10 ways to have more money as a student, without working. or, more commonly known as 10 ways. Now, before I explain this site, I would like to clarify that it can be used by everyone - so take full advantage.

Now, to get to the point, this site will everyday show its views top bargains, glitches and freebies to make life a little easier. A few weeks ago as I was having a gander on Facebook and I noticed that 10 ways was showing a glitch for Body Shop, stating that I could get £60 worth of items for £10. Unbelievable right? wrong.

Me, being a sucker for a bargain actually went through & purchased 2 Body Shop gifts and 2 'Love your Body' cards - which allow the customer to get a free gift on their birthday. There was a lot of dispute to whether this would work or not.

However, I can happily confirm that it did!

Cherry blossom & Vanilla Musk gift sets

As you can see, I picked to gift sets worth £25 each. I think both of these will make great Christmas presents - each costing less than £5 each! How handy is that!

The link for the page is here &, even as we speak, they are running a very good deal on a phone contract. I strongly recommend you go and check this out!

What are your thoughts on 10 ways? Good or bad?

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Is it Christmas yet?

I'm afraid I am one of those annoying people who loves nothing more than a good Christmas. The smell of spiced apple around the house, glistening lights around the city & in the streets, the taste of candy canes! I absolutely adore it!

With it being the beginning of November (Ok, so I'm a little keen!) and me already being in the festive spirit, I would like to give you a helping hand on what's on offer this year for Christmas Jumpers.

Ok, Christmas jumpers - you either love them or hate them. It could end up being the cheesiest item of clothing you know or one of your forgotten presents that Great Aunt Ruth got you. Like it or not, Xmas jumpers are hot this season & I am a firm lover of the festive pieces.

Dorothy Perkins
For those who do not want a great big in-your-face piece, I recommend this stag jumper from Dorothy Perkins. Not only does it fit in with the monochrome theme we have been seeing all year, it is easily wearable and can be matched up with your favourite jeans & ankle boots. I love how it discretely shows your love for the festive season (Come on! Don't be a Scrooge!)

New Look
I absolutely love this piece! Who can resist a super-cute robin hoodie?! Again, not in your face but still shows your love for the festive period. So if your more of a hoodie kinda chick then I would totally recommend this!

I'm a sucker for fluffy things when the weather starts to drop, and I find this jumper from Topshop an absolutely adorable piece. Although I find £44 quite steep for a jumper, I actually wouldn't mind paying out for this piece. I love how fluffy it looks - and the cute snowflake print is absolutely adorable!
If you are looking for a cheap alternative, I always recommend Boohoo. They have their own collection of Christmas items at the moment, and I found this little cutie! Simple but to the point - a little gingerbread jumper available in red, black and green. I may have to purchase this! And with the store allowing student discount, I can use this to my advantage.

What are your thoughts on Christmas jumpers? Hit or miss?

Monday, 4 November 2013

Review - Bastille

The original review can be found here:

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With another sold-out tour under their belt, Bastille returned to Nottingham for a third time this year.
The quartet from London made another stop at Rock City last night after huge demand from their second tour earlier this year.
Supporting act Clean Bandit made a great job of warming the crowd – with their pop/dance songs, leading to an outbreak of boogieing from the audience. The unique use of cellos and violins was refreshing to see.
However, as soon as Daniel Smith jumped onto stage (literally) the crowd came alive with excitement and the band processed to open with their second single ‘Bad Blood’.
Even Daniel seemed to be enjoying himself – as he processed to jump around the whole stage whilst encouraging the crowd to head bang to the beat.
Usually, I am not blown away by the lighting of a set – however, this is a very different case for tonight.
The lights were set in perfect timing with the hits of the drum and the beat of the song, and I really found it added to the crowd’s experience.
The set list had a good mixture of singles from their album ‘Bad Blood’ album – including Things We Lost in the Fire and one of their oldest songs Daniel in the Den, which they admitted that they’ve been neglecting on the tour.
Bastille even performed City High’s ‘What would you do?’ and the audience embraced this, dancing away to the beat.
The audience was in for a treat, as Daniel announced that he would be playing three new songs for the Nottingham crowd.
‘Campus’, ‘Blame’ and ‘The Draw’ were all a hit with a crowd, even if they didn’t know any words to the song.
After returning for an encore, the crowd were treated to their third single ‘Flaws’ where Dan processed to walk across the balcony which the crowd loved.
Finishing the set is their most-well known single ‘Pompeii’ and even after the song was finished, the crowd was still chanting the familiar beat.
I was absolutely blown away with Bastille’s performance and his dedication for making the crowd having a good time; something of a rarity these days.

Monday, 28 October 2013

The day I met Lawson ..

You know those days that don't seem real? Well, I experience a very surreal day on Thursday. Working along side The Nottingham Post, I not only got to see my favourite boy band Lawson - but I also got to interview them. This has, by far been my favourite moment of my journalistic career - so far!

The Boys were performing on the charity radio show Dino & Pete: Exposed, in association with 'Help a Capital child,' a brilliant charity sponsored by Capital Fm. They were absolutely fantastic - and, I can say as good as they look! And my god, they were so easy to interview! the most laid back celebrities I've ever had to deal with.

As you can see by the image below, I was grinning like a Cheshire cat when I met them. So beautiful. 

Here is the article below that feature in the next days edition of the Nottingham Post, Enjoy!
FANS queued outside the Albert Hall from 5am this morning to see pop-rock band Lawson play a ‘secret’ gig live on East Midlands radio station Capital FM.
The quartet, featuring Ravenshead guitarist Joel Peat, played songs from their Top 10 album, Chapman Square and chatted to Capital Breakfast presenters Dino and Pete from 8am to 10am for an event billed as Dino and Pete: Exposed.
The 450 fans, who had bought tickets through the radio station, were the only ones to know where the gig was to take place and got there early to make sure they got a good view of the stage.
It was to help support the Help a Capital Child, set up to support local children's charities.
“This is an amazing charity,” said Joel after the show, which included acoustic performances of Learn to Love Again, Broken Hearted, Standing in the Dark and Juliet.
The band, also including singer Andy Brown, drummer Adam Pitts bassist Ryan Fletcher, chatted about everything from Jessie J to their hair and telling jokes about Miley Cyrus and Jay-Z.
While Joel helped out with the travel news, Andy took over a news bulletin.
Lawson will be supporting Jessie J at the Capital FM Arena tonight and tomorrow.
All four band members will be at HMV in the Victoria Centre from 5pm tomorrow to sign copies of their new single, Juliet.
“I feel like we’ve taken a slight change in direction with this single,” said Andy of the single.
“We’ve really upped the ante with it.”
It’s taken from Chapman Square: Chapter II, the deluxe version of their debut album that includes six new songs, seven acoustic versions and a DVD.
The debut reached No. 4 in the UK and topped the chart in Asia. It produced chart-toppers When She Was Mine, Taking Over Me, Standing In The Dark and Learn To Love Again.
After the show and a meet and greet with fans, Joel told me that he’d not been home much over the past year.
“It’s great to be back because I absolutely love the city,” he said.
“I could live here in a heartbeat. It’s wicked.”

Original Article:

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

You're gonna hear me roar!

Hello Beautiful!

As fitting as the latest single by Katy Perry - the big cat prints are making a return to the high street. Leopard and tiger prints are hot this Autumn and I seriously cannot get enough of this trend! (although I am still very faithful to the Tartan trend)

I find this trend very easy to wear - whether it be an oversize blazer or a sultry-but-sexy dress, anyone can pull off this trend. So here are a few of my favourite pieces that not only look great but have a nice looking price tag!

For those who are thinking of those cold winter days and are opting for a more reserved look, these smart looking trousers are perfect! Not only will you be bang on trend, these trousers are smart enough to pull off in the office. I have two set of these 'smart joggers' and I am totally in love with them, combining fashion with comfort.

A classic. Leopard print is always timeless on a dress. The thing I like about this dress is that it combines sophistication with sexy - which makes this dress very easy to wear. I also love the fact that it's from as I have noticed recently how the site is slowly showing more high qulaity products at an affordable price. I absolutely adore it!
I'll be honest. I am not a huge fan of Topshop due to it's ridiculous price tag (I'm a bargain girl, what can I say?!) but I really do love this oversized coat! Although the print is very cartoonish, I love the vintage feel about the coat. If however, you would like something a little more realistic, I would recommend trying out your local vintage shop or in a charity shop as I have known of some beautiful pieces.

I know leopard print is not everyone's cup of tea and many people relate leopard print coats to Pat Butcher, but I think that the print is very in the now and is always a timeless investment.

Will you be releasing your inner feline?

Sunday, 29 September 2013 - My Review

Hello Gorgeous!

OK Guys, don't hate me - but the dreaded 'C' word is coming. I know, where has this year gone?! And this means it's time to tactically find the perfect present for that loved one.

This year, I decided to start my Christmas shopping a little early - browsing the high street and Internet for gifts that will suit my eccentric family. In doing this, I discovered a little bit of heaven. I am not even kidding. - like Etsy - helps promote small, unique businesses and their beautiful items. Founded in 2006, the company has grown from helping a handful of items to hundreds. Unlike Etsy however, I have found it more affordable and easier to use. How can you resist originality and with a brilliant price tag?

My gorgeous delivery
 Because some of the items came from different sellers, the items arrived over two days. Before I've even opened the items, I have totally feel in love with the packaging - how cute does it look?!. My order consisted of a personalised make up bag, 2 rings and a personalised necklace. I am impressed with every item so far.

Personalised Make Up bag
Lucy Lilybet
I love love love this! (did I mention I love this?!) now if there is one thing you need to know about me, it is the fact that I adore make up and all things pretty. This bag pretty much combines these two things. The make up bag is decorated with a vintage, floral print - which I love, a very Cath Kidston feel. And what makes it a great gift? the label is totally customisable! perfect for a make-up mad sibling (like my sister!) your beautiful girlfriend or your nearest and dearest best friend. With a price tag of just £10.50, you cannot complain! Check out the rest of her personalised items here.

 My next items were two beautiful rings from seller Lisa Angel who specialises in creating vintage-style jewellery. I'm not going to lie, I could have brought the whole shops contents and I'm currently browsing through her collection now, deciding what I'm buying next.

The rings
Lisa Angel
(Ignore scabby fingers - ew)

'Everything happens for a reason'
Lisa Angel
As you all know, I have been going through a tough time - and a little inspiration never hurt nobody. I find the quote 'Everything happens for a reason' perfect to describe how I feel & when I saw this ring - I knew I had to have it. The band ring is engraved with this inspirational quote, and you have the option of having it in Gold, Silver or Rose Gold - which I think would be great for a group gift i.e.. friendship bracelets (OK, I still have the heart of a child). Its simple, it's relatively inexpensive and Lisa also has other sayings to surmise your needs. 

The Daisy Ring
Lisa Angel
Another perfect yet simple gift, this elegant ring is perfect for any lover of vintage-style or cute rings. I don't often wear jewellery, but I have already wore this ring twice as I find it very easy to team up with outfits that I wear. The ring comes in both gold and silver, so if you are more of a cool toned gal you can still pull off this ring. Browsing through Lisa's collection, she also has matching bangles and earrings to complete the look. Bonus, ey?

Last, but most definitely not least - for me the crème-de-la-crème of my order. The Vintage Orb necklace from Madison Honey Vintage.

Vintage Orb Necklace
Madison Honey Vintage
Where do I start about this item? This was the first thing I added to my basket when I discovered the site - and I think pretty much sums up the site. Unique, there is definitely nothing like this on my local high street - probably the reason I fell in love with the necklace. This necklace is completely customiseable - with chain length to colour, it is made especially to your taste. Pretty cool, huh?

A hidden treasure - inside the locket.

The vintage orb has a hidden secret, it is not just a standard pendant. It also happens to be a locket in which it hides a secret message for that special person. The note is totally customiseable, so if you want to show your appreciation for someone or finally tell that person exactly how you feel - this is the perfect gift idea for you. For me, I wanted something to inspire me (yes, I do love my inspirational quotes) and my little quite gives me that little nudge more me to carry on.

'Never give up on your dreams'

What the great thing about this necklace is no two necklaces will be the same; you can add a letter pendant, make it rose gold, have no note if you want! It is totally up to you. With prices starting from £16, it is very afforable and totally worth investing in if you are after the wow factor!

All in all, I really recommend this site. They sell everything you could think of; from pin up travel cards to a bourbon phone case, the possibilities are endless! I will be purchasing from this site in the future as I have seen some gorgeous and ideal Christmas presents from my loving family. Take a look now!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Geordie Shore's back!

Hello my Gorgeous!

Last night saw the much anticipated return of Geordie Shore - Ok, it's only been off our screen for a few weeks but I am completely obsessed with the show!

The Geordies have arrived back in Newcastle after a roller-coaster of a time Down under, and with a new girl Marnie thrown in to the mix - this season promises to be one full of alcohol, banter & pulling.

Before I go into my thoughts, I would like to highlight that these are my Personal thoughts & I know not everyone will agree with them. I'm not saying that my thoughts are right or wrong, they are literally my personal view.

Ok, so last nights episode actually played on my mind a lot! and the trailer showing the next episode has put me on edge so I'm going to tell you a few thoughts I've had on the show.

1. The New Girl 

I'm not going to lie, I'm not a huge fan of Marnie at the moment - her attitude and the way she has responded to the girls has not done her any favours. It may just be the way that MTV have presented her & I know it'll take a few more episodes to get a true representation of her but I really do not like her. To me, she seems to be another Rebecca - The boys will want her & the girls will loathe her (Sophie being except, ofcourse!) I just hope this one makes effort with the girls & doesn't add to an already tense atmosphere!

2. Gary getting all Emotional?!

Yes, you read correctly. Gary actually showed some emotion last night - and I wanted to bash his head into the wall. After a deep conversation with Vicky, he has revealed that one of his reasons for pulling is basically because he wants someone to hold at night? Was I the only one to think 'You had Charlotte!!' ? Although it is lovely to see him show this emotion, it has annoyed me slightly because months ago,
 he could have had Charlotte & now she has a boyfriend, he's revealing his emotions. Bloody men!

But I'll be honest, I still really want those two to get together! they seem perfect for each other - the way they 'bounce' off each other is so cute! It's just a shame it has took him this long to realise this.


3. I love Vicky, sorry Charlotte.

When I first started to watch Geordie Shore, way back in series 3 I loved Charlotte. Her amazing, quirky personality, her honesty & down right stupidity made me chuckle! But now, as Single Vicky begins to make an appearance, I cannot help but admire her! Her boldness, her feisty attitude - I actually adore her! She just makes me chuckle with her sarcasm & the bravery she has shown after her public split with Ricci is admirable. Outside the house, she has become a successful business woman! Keep it up Vick and let the tash on commense!

If you haven't caught up with the series yet, then get your cuppa at the ready because you are missing out!

What are your thoughts on Geordie Shore? Love it or Loathe it?

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Tartan? Don't mind if I do!

Hello Beautiful!

Ok, I'm not going to lie. I think this is going to be my favourite trend this winter. Since watching Lorraine the other day, I have been obsessed with buying Tartan!

One of the hottest trends for winter, Tartan is all over the high street at the moment. I mean, I've already gone out and managed to buy myself a gorgeous tartan skirt!

Skirt - £10, Primark

From Primark, this is a shortish red skirt with the tartan print. It also has a patent leather waist, which I think also goes hand in hand with the punk/'grunge trend that's instore for winter.

This skirt was styled with black tights & a plain grey long-sleeved top, although a black long-sleeved top would work perfectly. I would accessories the outfit with either a gold cross or match up a Tartan scarf & black ankle boots.

Primark are also doing a few nice tartan items, such as a beautiful old school dress - which I'm completely in love with!

If you want a more laidback look, I would totally recommend this bomber jacket from BooHoo. It can be teamed up with a black high neck crop top, a black beanie hat & acid wash jeans (or shorts, if you're feeling brave!).
Lilly Tartan And Contrast Sleeve Bomber Jacket
Bomber Jacket - £20,

What are your thoughts on Tartan?

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Hey, What's going on?

Hello Gorgeous!

I thought I would do a little blog update about my life because, over this summer, has changed quite a lot.

Firstly, my work. Over the summer I received two promotions and gained another job. I am now officially a 'Crew Trainer' at good ol' McDonald's, which basically means I've been promoted to a supervisor. Yes, har har!

In the journalistic side, I was also promoted to a sub-editor for The University Paper. This means that I am in charge of the Fashion side of the paper, which I am ecstatic about! Practice for the years to come! (Hopefully!)

I also had a drastic change with my personal life. I am no longer with my long term boyfriend. I know this may be too personal for my blog, but I want to show every aspect of my life and this was a big part of mine. I'm slowly getting there & I want to thank my amazing family & friends for the support I have received!

On 13th September, I was very lucky & privileged enough to be Maid of Honour to my godmothers wedding. Now, although I attended a wedding when I was a baba, I have never been to a wedding before. I was definitely thrown in at the deep end. But I completely and utterly enjoyed every moment of it!

Did I scrub up well?

So now, my summer 2013 is officially over; I have experienced my first festival, my first wedding & my second holiday in Turkey. It has definitely been a Summer to remember! BUT, I cannot wait for winter. Bring on Halloween, Bonfire night & cosy nights in!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Post-Holiday Blues

Hello Beautiful!

For me, Summer has reached it's end and I am preparing for the harsh winter months. Last Saturday, I landed back on British ground and since then I have had the post-holiday blues. And the British weather is definitely not helping.

For those of you who didn't know, I have just come back from two much needed weeks at Turkey. We stayed in the southern part of Turkey called Side (Pronounced seed-ay) which meets the Mediterranean sea. Side is a breath-taking place, for both the older and the young generation. Roman ruins surround the area, including the temple of Apollo. If this doesn't interest you, then the extensive bazaars and Turkish bars can tickle anyone's fancy.

Side Ruins

We were very fortunate enough to stay in the five-star hotel Asteria. I have been on numerous holidays, but I can honestly say this was by far the best holiday I have ever experience. The hotel itself was always immacualte, so it was no wonder I didn't want to return home. with it's own beach, you always had options on how you could spend your day & 3 A La Carte restaurants as well as it's own restaurant.

By the pool

The staff however, were the ones that made the holiday for me and my family. The waiters and waitress were very attentive, whenever a drink was ordered the glass would remain full. The cleaners were polite and friendly, and you would never see them unhappy. When we had a problem with our transfer times, the receptionist did everything in their power to co-operate with our needs. The Animation team; to be honest, they became a second family to us. They were always their trying to improve your holiday by encouraging you up to do pool games, dragging you up to dance and if you wanted someone to talk to, they were always their to listen. I cannot thank them enough for the experience they gave me and my family.

But now, I am experiencing the post-holiday blues and I cannot wait to return the sun next year so much so that I'm contemplating doing a work placement abroad. Stupid British weather.

And so, I am now ready to embrace the dark, cold months - which also means I can indulge on some new knitwear, ready for bonfire night.

How was your summer?

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Review - Scaramanga satchel & accessories

With September slowly creeping up on us, I thought it would be the perfect time to start looking for a new University bag.

As I have mentioned before in a previous post, I absolutely love the bags provided by Scaramanga and was very excited when they sent me a few of their products to sample.

As soon as you open the package, you can already smell that beautiful leather scent - so you can already tell that the quality of the items.

The first item I received was this beautiful leather satchel, made with the finest distressed leather. With a sterdy strap, and an authentic satchel feel, I am totally in love with this bag!

With a front pockets with three buckles, the bag looks absolutely gorgeous and gives you that 'official' or 'I mean business' look that us student journalists crave.

The Satchel
The bag itself is of a good size, and I'm fairly sure will be able to carry all the heavy textbooks that university will throw at me (darn it!). 

The front of the bag

 As well as being completely in love with the bag, I am obsessed with the protective covers that it came with! These beautiful Asian-patterned bags are gorgeous within itself, and are great for storing your bag when not in use.

 I was also very lucky to receive a few bonus items and, I can honestly say, these are going to get alot of use. Below there is; a pencil case, a little notepad, a keyring coin holder, a suitcase tag and 3 little purses. They are all absolutely adoreable and are all made from the leather. What more could you want?

All of these items are very affordable, and for the quality you will recieve, seem to me more like a bargain!

If you haven't already, go and visit the Scaramanga website - not only do they sell gorgeous bags, they also sell furniture, notepads and jewellery! Something that I will be investing in very soon.

What qualities do you like in a satchel?

Monday, 12 August 2013

Festival Review: Y Not

With the wellies at the ready – and a promise of wet weather, I had high expectations for the Y Not festival. As the crowds arrived, anticipation about the weekend ahead grew and the excitement soon filled the site.
With this being said, no one would never have expected an evacuation on the first night.
In the midst of watching the performance from Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip on the Friday night, the crowd are told to return to their tents due to the adverse lightning. Surely a first for Y Not?
However, this did not effect the quality of the performance as, after a short half an hour, the duo came back onstage to finish the set. He later went on the ‘rowdy-a**’ crowd'. Not even a spot of unpleasant weather can dampen the spirits of the festival-goers.
Y Not, situated in the Derbyshire Dales, showcased a range of music genres that would satisfy the pickiest of people – from classic rock to dubstep, the festival had it all.
Reaching its eighth birthday, Y Not pulled out the big stops as The Horrors, The Cribs and The Darkness headlined the festival – promising great things.
These wishes were certainly fulfilled as all three bands pulled out great shows – driving the crowds wild and definitely making the festival what it is.
The Darkness closed the festival on Sunday night and gave the crowd a performance to remember. Crowd surfing and banter about their ‘cutting edge’ logo brought a comedic approach to the show which, compared to The Cribs and The Horrors, was fairly unique.
The eccentric personality of Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, created an electric atmosphere in the crowd as he made full use of the stage. He later tweeted about how he could not wait to return to the Midlands.
The festival, known for using up and coming bands, brought alternative rock band The 1975 to Derbyshire. The growing band managed to bring an audience so big that it overfilled out of the tent – with the crowd happily singing along with the band. This can only mean great things for the band.
The only criticism I have of the music itself at the festival is the lack of female artists on the main stage. I know the majority of males in the alternative rock industry compared to females is higher but I couldn’t help but find it old. Maybe it’s just me being feminist.
Overall, the festival exceeded the expectations set by the typical local festival and has raised the game for 2014. Can it be beaten next year? We’ll have to see.
Tickets for Y Not 2014 are on sale now at this year’s prices.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Benefit of having good eyebrows

Hello Beautiful!

As a lover of all things to do with beauty, I tend to become fascinated with the way people approach their own looks. And, at the moment, there has been a lot of hate over the way girls address their eyebrows. For example:

Yes, I can accept that this is ridiculous. But, I believe that eyebrows have the same effect as a bold lipstick - it makes your look and defines your face. This is why I am obsessed with my brows and took drastic actions to create my dream brows. 

Previously, I actually hated my brows. They were just horrid and I now realise that I really over-shaded them in. 


On Friday, me and my good friend Emily decided to treat ourselves to getting our eyebrows done. We thought of no place better than Benefit, and we were not disappointed!

For £11.20, I had my eyebrows trimmed, waxed, shaped, plucked and filled in. I was immediately impressed! and to finish it off, I decided to tint my brows.

I decided to use Eylure Dybrow in brown to create a natural but striking look, and for £7.49 for 6 applications - I was impressed.

My finished look

If you are a virgin to getting your eyebrows done, I totally recommend the Benefit treatment the 'Benefit Brow Arch'. The staff was so helpful and I really enjoyed being pampered.

What treatments do you enjoy?

Friday, 19 July 2013

Competition time with BeTrousse

Hello my loyal readers!

Recently, I have been going through a tough personal time - meaning lack of posts. Even when I have wanted to write a blog post, my internet has decided to play up. But no fear! I am back and with a beautiful competition!

The Original Blonde Journalist has teamed up with the beauty box company BeTrousse who are giving away  one of their beauty boxes for one lucky reader!

Similar to the Glossybox, BeTrousse delivers 4 full sized products that you may have not heard of before at a small fee.

What's in the box (sorry, It won't rotate!)

In this box, you will receive JASON Normalising shampoo, Fair Naturally mango and Safflower body moisteriser, Benta Berry Facial Cleanser and Make Believe Beauty shimmer lipgloss.

How do I enter?

Go over to the BeTrousse page and give them a like, and let me know by either writing a post on this blog or over on The Original Blonde Journalist page!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Product Review - The Body Shop Face Mask

Hello beautiful!

Before using this product, I can say that I was simply a virgin when it comes to using The Body Shop products. For my price range, I have always found it really pricy and never really wanted to try the products. However, I do admire The Body Shop for its vegan-friendly products and super gorgeous scents.

I was very lucky enough to be sent two if the new packet face masks that The Body Shop has to offer and couldn't wait to give my skin a pampering!

The other day I tested out the Tea Tree face mask (£1.50) as I know that tea tree oil has a lot of good-skin ingredients to give you that healthy, feel good skin.

The packet was very generous in its amount and gave me more that enough to cover my entire face.

According to the instructions, you are advise to leave the mask on for 10 - 15 minutes, which is a much longer time frame that I'm used to. The mask went on very well and did not sting my very sensitive skin.

The results: I am actually pretty happy with the outcome! My skin feels salty, smooth to the touch and visibly clearer! With no spots to be found!

Furthermore, I would totally recommend this mask and is available to purchase in any Body Shoo store.

Have you ever tried any of The Body Shop products?