New In: February 2021

Olay & SNP Skincare

Shiseido Ultimune Eye Cream

Lancome Genfique serum, Idole perfume and mascara

Valentino Voce Viva & Rituals Cream & Serum

Scunci scissor and Hask Keratin Leave In Conditioner

Finally did a little bit of shopping and last month I got a few beauty items to treat myself, along with a steady stream of samples to try.       

Starting with the classic Olay Day Lotion SPF 15, but this time I got the one for oily skin, and my first two items of Korean skincare: SNP mini Moisture Petal Toner and the SNP mini Eye & Facial Nourishing Cream

Also received a few samples: Shiseido Ultimune Eye Cream, Sure Ultimate Fresh Deodorant, Mugler Alien Perfume; and Lancome Genefique serum, Renergie Multi Lift Ultra cream, Idole Perfume and Idole Mascara. Valentino Voce Viva perfume and Rituals Namaste Glow Serum and Glow Day Cream. Also (not pictured) the new Lush Mascara. 

And Dot got me a pair of Scunci hair scissor plus Hask Keratin Leave In Conditioner.

Have you gotten anything new recently?



7 Spring Skincare Must Haves

7 Spring Skincare Must Haves

A new season is coming soon and I've picked out a couple of products to help look and feel your best after many months in hibernation. I've included not only facial skincare but also something for body and scalp as well.

A hyaluronic acid and peptide serum for face and body in a supersized 200 ml bottle.

Hot showers can leave the scalp dry and itchy, so this tonic will help soothe and caffeine will thicken hair.

A gentle cleanser that helps regulate sebum production without drying skin out.

Those hot showers again! This body lotion will help with dry skin, plus it's cocoa scented!.

A chemical exfoliant with an impressive combination of glycolic, lactic, salicylic and malic acids.

Contains prebiotics to calm and balance the skin and help reduce blemishes. 

With organic argan oil to help soften and regenerate skin.

Will you be trying any of these products?



Comfortable Hoodies and Sweatshirts at Holapick

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Comfortable Hoodies and Sweatshirts at Holapick

Sunnier days seem to be more common as of late, however it can still feel a bit chilly, and as many of us are spending time at home more than ever it is important to keep comfortable and warm. Which is where today's sponsor comes in: Holapick has dozens of hoodies and sweatshirts available to help keep you warm and stylish. 

On the picture above you can see a couple of items that I picked and look like the most comfortable hoodies. On the left we have the Casual Long-sleeved Hooded Loose Sweater, which has a luxe green velvet textured fabric, a hood with drawstrings to make it adjustable and fit more snuggly, a front pocket, and decorative stripes along the sleeves in warm colours (the colour palette I find very reminiscent of Gucci, which is why I really like this hoodie). On the right we have a very cosy looking hoodie in a more oversized fit with an inviting forest scene printed all over. It has a fleece texture and would be perfect for going on an early morning or late afternoon walk to keep you toasty.

Comfortable Hoodies and Sweatshirts at Holapick

On to the sweatshirts: if you are not a fan of hoodies then these options might be better for you. On the left we have another super cosy top, this one has a tactile sherpa texture with a neutral brown plaid pattern all over. It features a working zip up closure on the front that can be opened to turn it into a v-neck with a collar, and also zipped all the way up to turn it into a high neck. On the right we have a more daring option with this cheeky skeleton hand print. It has some faded details to give it a more vintage look, a great casual outfit option. Find more sexy sweatshirts at Holapick.

Which is your favourite?



Mother's Day Gift Ideas Under £50

Mother's Day Gift Ideas Under £50

Welcome to the 2021 edition of my Mother's Day Gift Guide, all of the suggestions pictured above are under £50. Enjoy treating your mum (or yourself!) with these hand picked ideas ranging from fragrance and skincare to stationery and even food related.



Winter Essentials at Prestarrs

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Prestarrs women's pullover

There's still a full month of winter left, so we have to try to keep warm for a little longer, which is where Prestarrs comes in: on their website you can find a large range of items available to make you feel warmer and look stylish whether you are staying in or going out.

Prestarrs has over 300 styles of women's pullovers, and knitwear is one of my favourite things to wear, so I wanted to share a couple of my favourites. Pictured above we have two really cute options in soft shades. On the left is a white v-neck jumper with long sleeves and a delicate vertical line pattern, which in conjunction with the neckline shape, elongates the body and will make you look taller and leaner. It is available in 5 different colours. 

On the right we have a very cute and feminine jumper with a mock neck in a sweet pink shade. What I like about this knit is not only the shade and the mock neck, but also the textured pattern on the top half that gives the illusion of a v-neck, which will also help elongate the torso, even when it has a higher neck.

Prestarrs cute boots

Another very important part of any winter outfit is footwear, as we aren't able to layer up as much on our feet as we do on our body, a pair of warm cute boots is often needed. On the left we have a pair of black faux suede booties, with a one inch block heel in a contrasting wooden effect and brown soles. This pair is a great choice for almost any occasion, they're not too formal or casual, and the small heel is a nice bonus without making your feet sore unlike when wearing sky high heels. 

Even though I'm not a big fan of wearing black clothes anymore, for shoes it's a different story. Because the colour is so versatile I've picked another pair of black boots, but this time in a more casual style: with big chunky heels and textured platform soles these boots will look great with a pair of skinny jeans or a mini dress. What I also like about this pair of boots is that they are Chelsea style, so they're very easy to get on and take off, wasting no time when you need to get out the door fast.

Which was your favourite piece?