23.5.15

Building an Affordable Dressing Room

Minimal Dressing Room

dressing room on low budget
Pictures: Modern Legacy, Stylizimo and Ikea.

Inspired by some pictures I've seen on Pinterest, I decided to look for similar items (even found some exact matches) to achieve a minimalist and clean dressing room/area or walk in closet using affordable pieces. Follow me on Pinterest for more dressing room inspiration

What does your ideal wardrobe look like?

xo

20.5.15

Cute Bags for Any Occasion

One of my favourite things to buy are bags, even though I already have enough (or do I?) so I'm always looking for a good bargain. At http://www.shoespie.com/ they have a many shoes (duh) but also a wide array of bags for ladies online. With so many choices it's hard to pick a favourite, but these 2 options below I really liked. 

Cute Bags for Any Occasion Cute Bags for Any Occasion

I have been looking for more spring and summer friendly clothes and accessories to wear for the next couple of seasons and pastel tones are something that I think would be perfect. The bag on the left features a lovely pastel pink tone with a twin handle and also a long strap to carry over your shoulder if you like. As a little extra it has a small satin ribbon attached in the form of a bow to the base of the handle. If you like cute bags, definitely consider this one. 

The bag on the right is perfect for a night out, party or special occasion. It is a small clutch bag embellished all over which makes it look very sparkly. The black base fabric makes it great for any occasion as it will match with everything. What I love about this bag is the gorgeous decoration on the top with faux diamonds that looks so elegant. Have a look on the Shoespie website as they also have leather clutch bags.

A bag is an accessory that can make or break your outfit, so big or small, sparkly or plain, you are sure to find a bag to your liking in Shoespie.

For cheap shoulder bags check out http://www.shoespie.com/C/Bags-c1-106150/

This is a sponsored post.

xo

19.5.15

Monochrome Stripes

Monochrome Stripes
Monochrome Stripes
Monochrome Stripes
linkdress haul
Monochrome Stripes

H&M Blazer // Dresslink Bag*, Top* and Wallet* // Uniqlo Jeans // Topshop Boots
(Similar: Blazer, Boots)

After an intense week (got called for work 4 out of 5 days), shopping and then a 60th birthday party on Saturday and going down the pub on Sunday I was very tired Monday morning but I had work again and then we went to see Mad Max in the afternoon, not before a quick nap though. I'm constantly tired, just love sleeping too much haha. I'm wearing the top and bag I got sent from Dresslink, be sure to check out their website here as they have really affordable clothes and accessories.

xo

16.5.15

Why I had to stop using The Body Shop's Vanilla Flower Perfume Oil

The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Perfume Oil
The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Perfume Oil

Being a fan of vanilla scents I decided to try The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Perfume Oil when I was given a little money off voucher just outside The Body Shop one day. 

This product is a concentrated perfume oil infused with Madagascan Vanilla Flower and is described as a warm, sensual blend of floral and oriental accords inspired by the tropical island. It also claims to be long lasting and alcohol free. 

When I first tried this perfume oil I was delighted, as it offers a lovely warm vanilla scent and it is very long lasting. Unfortunately it made my skin very itchy and I developed tiny red bumps all over the areas where I applied it (my wrists, mainly) which was a shame as I initially enjoyed using this perfume very much.

Find The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower Perfume Oil in store and online.

xo

14.5.15

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion

When it comes to body care, I don't follow a strict regime as I do with my facial skincare, which is not ideal but I'm working on that.

A couple of years back I received some samples of the Garnier Intensive 7 Day Body Lotion and was quite impressed by it, so I really wanted to get a full sized bottle of this product.

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion is from a body care range powered by L-Bifidus for intense hydration that "can be felt even after 7 days after application". 

L-Bifidus reinforces the skin's natural protective barrier to decrease evaporation and maintain longer lasting hydration. It's also enriched with almond oil, which soothes and protects. 

On the back it mentions that it must be used twice a day for several weeks in order to have skin that feels hydrated even 7 days after applying, which is a bit misleading, but I must say skin does still feel softer and supple a couple of days after application.

So because of that and its affordable price and wide availability I would say that I really like this product and would recommend it if you are looking for an efficient body lotion that won't break the bank.

Find Garnier Intensive 7 Days Nourishing Lotion in Superdrug and Boots.