Love, Want, Need

spring & summer must haves
I present to you the updated spring & summer wish list:

Olympea EDP £40: A fresh oriental fragrance with jasmine, mandarin and vanilla would make a nice spring, summer fragrance.
Uniqlo x Lemaire Linen Shirt £12.90: as the temperatures rise, the need for lighter and more breathable fabrics grow, this would be a great option.
MUA Nourish & Care Mascara £3: This mascara with avocado oil claims to nourish lashes, the use of other natural ingredients in it gives me a good feeling about this product. 
MUA Compact Eyelash Curler £2:  an eyelash curler that fits in the palm of your hand? Sold.
Manuka Doctor Normalising Face Oil £20: claims to smooth uneven skin tone, reduce redness and refine the appearance of pores. Must. Have.
H&M Denim Shorts £20: A basic for any summer wardrobe, the distressed look adds a nice detail.
Primark Reese's PJs £8: They used to be my favourite chocolate when I was younger, this summery pjs would be a nice homage to them
Matalan Lace Bralette £8: As a loyal fan of comfort, all my underwear must be wire free.
Gosh Mineral Foundation £8: Light to medium coverage that is matte? Sign me up.
Matalan Bread Shaped Plate £2: An adorable and quirky plate to put your food on.

What's on your wish list lately?



Breton Stripes

H&M breton stripe cardigan
H&M breton stripe cardigan
H&M breton stripe cardigan
uniqlo bomber jacket
Uniqlo Down Jacket // H&M Breton Cardigan // Uniqlo Skinny Jeans // Clarks Chelsea Boots

First, it took me so long to find the A-line skirt that I wanted in Topshop, then when I finally got it, the weather got cold again so it's been a few weeks now since I got it and haven't been able to wear it, I just don't want to be wearing it with tights, it's nearly June! Anyway on other news, might be off work on Friday then I have a week off next because of half term, yay!



L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil in Cream for Dry, Rough Hair

L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil in Cream Dry Hair

I received the L'oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil in Cream for Dry, Rough Hair to try and review. This product can be used on both dry and wet hair.

I applied a walnut sized amount to wet hair and let it dry naturally. When I got the product out I rubbed my hands together to spread it more easily, but one thing I noticed is how it just melts so quickly with the warmth of your hands, so it is very easy to apply and spread through the hair. It also smells really nice and slightly sweet, though the scent doesn't linger on the hair so it won't clash with any perfume you might be wearing.

It makes my hair feel very soft and reduces frizz considerably (my hair can get very fluffy looking if left to dry naturally) without weighing it down, so you don't have to worry about ending up with flat hair. I really like it and definitely recommended if you are looking to achieve softer and smoother hair.



Pointed Leather Loafers

topshop leather loafers
uniqlo cotton cashmere
topshop leather loafers
H&M Parka // Uniqlo Jumper // Topshop Leather Bag // H&M Joggers // Topshop Loafers
(Similar: Parka, Jumper, Bag, Loafers)

Dot got a playstation 4 and we've been playing The Last Of Us for the last week or so, and I really like it haha. On other news, Windows decided to automatically update to Windows 10, I was a bit scared I would lose my files or not like it but I actually do so far.



The Cutest Bags For Your Holiday

cutest holiday bags

Technically 2 of these are not really bags but they are still very handy when you go travelling. These are my favourite holiday bags and accessories:

Liberty London x Uniqlo Pouch £9.90 Cute pattern & spacious enough for all your makeup needs.
H&M Straw Bag £15 Super chic and casual tote bag replacement for a picnic or even everyday.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack £67 If you are gong on a festival or camping, this will be very handy.
Tripp Cabin Bag £39 Perfect size to carry on in flight plus it's got wheels AND a floral pattern.
Bailey & Quinn Passport Holder £12 A pink leather passport holder with card slots as well ♥
GAP Striped Tote Bag £30 A casual city bag that fits everything and you can take to the beach too.
Cactus Luggage Tag £6 Identify your bag easily anywhere with this adorable name tag.
Topshop Leather Holdall £45 Perfect carry on bag for flights, road trips, day bag & all year round bag.

Which one's your favourite?



Temporary Backpack Time

H&M parka coat
fast shutter speed
leather backpack
H&M Parka // Uniqlo Skinny Jeans // H&M Jumper // Clarks Chelsea Boots // Jobis Backpack
(Similar: Coat, Jumper, Boots, Backpack )

You might have noticed this backpack amongst the items in my March New In post, and that I mentioned I actually returned/exchanged it for a wallet in the latest New In post. Why? Well I actually really liked the backpack's design and spacious interior but I discovered a faulty bit of stitching on one of the straps, and even though you couldn't really see it, it was bothering me a bit. Also I set the straps to be the shortest length possible but it still wasn't short enough (short girl problems) and it was giving me a bit of a backache when I used it, so yeah. On a trip to the TK Maxx near Lakeside I found an Osprey wallet and exchanged the backpack for it. 



New in: April 2016

Osprey leather wallet
Osprey pastel wallet
garnier moisture bomb
uniqlo cotton cashmere jumper
muji mirror
muji mirror ring holder
botanics scrub, tresemme oleo radiance
korres sensitive cream
maybelline pleasure me red lipstickmoomin address book
Last month I purchased quite a few things but most of them were things that I needed as I was running out on currently used products. Looking to have a place to fit my money AND cards in one place, I got a leather wallet in pastel colours by Osprey London (I actually returned the backpack and got the wallet). Ran out of nail polish remover and was running low on moisturiser so got the Cutex Moisture guard and the Garnier Moisture Bomb

When we went to renew my passport got a cotton cashmere jumper from Uniqlo and a mirror, tray and ring holder from Muji. Running low on face scrub and hair mask, got a Botanics scrub and the Tresemme Oleo Radiance hair mask. Found the Korres moisturiser on sale so got it.

Since I've been recording a couple of videos for youtube, I got a little stand in the shape of a pig from Primark, and a free lipstick with the Listerine moutwash: Maybelline Pleasure Me Red. And found the cutest Moomins address book in the Factory Shop.



Joggers & Loafers

joggers and loafers
joggers and loafers
joggers and loafers
H&M Wool Coat // H&M Jumper // Topshop Loafers // H&M Joggers
(Similar: Coat, Jumper)
Wearing something other than skinny jeans? Who would have thought?
After being inspired by numerous hours spent on instagram and pinterest, I decided to try something other than skinny jeans and trousers, and this time I went for a slim or tapered leg jogger, which are surprisingly flattering and very comfortable. When worn with loafers they actually look much more formal than their jogger name would suggest. They can be worn during the winter and in the summer. Needless to say, I absolutely love them and the pointy loafers too! 
Another thing that I'm loving is how the pictures are turning out with my new 50 mm lens, they look brighter and I can finally get that blurry background effect that I wanted. 



The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream

The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream

Because I was suffering with peeling skin on the palms of my hands for a couple of years, I became very interested in using hand creams. One occasion while in the Body Shop I thought I'd get the Wild Rose Hand Cream with SPF 15 to try.

Hands are exposed to UV rays for most of the year and are normally forgotten about when it comes to sun protection, so the fact that The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream has SPF protection is great. The formula is very light and super fast absorbed, it's not sticky or greasy and leaves my hands soft with a hint of rose. 

If you are looking for a new hand cream for the spring/summer seasons that's light in texture and scent, plus moisturising and protecting then I'd definitely recommend you try The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream.

Find The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream online and in store.