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.