Thursday, 20 November 2014

What I'm Taking on Holiday | Skin and Suncare

Travel light? Oh I do try but sometimes I just think I can't deal without certain products especially away from home. There's also a little more than usual as I do get to share most of it with my other half who does like to pamper a little more than the average male. Can you say male blogger potential? However I will say, I have been smart and opted for tiny sample pots to put things I MAY need, just in case.
The usual everyday skincare- Garnier Deep Pore Cleaner and L'Oreal Micellar Water. Anatomicals Spray Misty for Me Facial Spritz for a refreshingly cool burst in the heat. For the body- Palmolive Nourishing Shower Cream and an exfoliating mitt; Garnier Intensive 7day body lotion. Suncare- Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 20; Hawaiian Tropic Dry Spray Oil SPF 15; Nuxe Sun Aftersun Lotion. Hair- L'Oreal Casting Sunkiss Gel; Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray. I also have large bottles of Herbal Essences Bee Strong Shampoo and Conditioner. We share the same hair products too :p

I know this is probably the wrong time to be talking about Summer holiday products but this is a Winter sun holiday after all :p
So what are your favourite holiday products and do you tend to take more than needed just in case?

I'll be back in two weeks, see you soon! Mauritius here we come!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wednesday Wishlist | Birthday

It's less than a month until my 24th birthday and I'm finding it hard to believe just how fast this year has gone. Throughout the year I find myself gawping and lusting after products and items I'd think are perfect to ask for from my family. But alas, by the time it gets to this time of year I've forgotten what it was I was lusting after. However this year I thought long and hard about things I'd like. I've been hinting for months to Shehzad about what I'd like within reason, I don't want him wasting money because we'll be on holiday soon!
Birthday Wishlist 2014
I've been begging Shehzad for a new bag for my Birthday. I have the worst bag for work, it's basically falling apart at the seams. This Mini City Bag is the perfect size for work and play. I like plain and simple so I can wear it with any outfit because to be honest I don't need a bright blue or yellow bag just because it's fashionable.
The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Repair Lip Balm is my favourite lip balm. It's so thick and nourishing, it basically does what it says on the tin. I've already gone through a jar which explains why it's on my wishlist!
Definitely the luxury item of my wishlist is this Canon EF 75-300mm Lens I found on Amazon for a bit cheaper than other website. I've been lusting after a new lens to play around with on trips out and wildlife. I've heard some good things about this one, great as a beginner lens with a good zoom point.
I was watching Frozen the other night and just before it started, the advert for Sleeping Beauty Blu-Ray cropped up. This is one neither myself or Shehzad has in our DVD/BluRay collection so it has to be on the list. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for it as it is one of my favourites!
Far Cry is one of my favourite games (behind Silent Hill and Uncharted of course) and Far Cry 4 looks seriously amazing. Give me games with adventure and guns and I'm entertained for a good few weeks :p
Come on girls, don't you just love special chocolates on your birthday? I for one always ask someone for chocolates because there's always good ones about with it being Christmas time. These Pink Champagne Truffles are the best!
My obsession with scents continues. The moment I took a whiff of Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb I knew I needed it in my life. It's absolutely stunning.

So there you have it, I finally made a little list so my family can't complain I haven't asked for anything ;)
Is it nearly your birthday too? I'd love to know what you've asked for!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Origins Mask Marvels Gift Set

Origins Mask Marvels Set
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this offer spread across the internet last week by a few select bloggers, they always seem to scope out the bext beauty and skincare offers and post them up in a jiffy for all to see!
This set is includes three favourite face masks from Origins Skincare, all 75ml each!
Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask
Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask
Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

The set retails at £50.00 but for this week only you can get it for an amazing price of £23.00! That's a whopping saving of £27.00! Why wouldn't you want to add this to your basket now?!

It's far too good to miss really, so of course I couldn't miss out on the opportunity. I jumped straight onto the Boots website and added to my basket, quick as The Flash (err, maybe not quite)! I also took full advantage of shopping online by purchasing a few necessary skincare items and two gifts for my sister and mum, which I can't share as they do read my blog ;)

I've seen all positive reviews of the Clear Improvement mask. With bloggers everywhere saying this is a holy grail mask to clear pores! The Out of Trouble mask has been on my wishlist for a while having had it recommended to me by an Origins skincare consultant due to my somewhat troubled, pimple prone skin!

This set would make the perfect gift for anyone, any age! Even my boyfriend is eyeing up the charcoal mask for his little pores on his nose! Grab it while you have the chance.

I'd love to know if you've heard of any other great gift set offers at the moment! One can never have a Christmas wishlist too big, am I right?

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Hello November | Lifestyle

I'm not over that fact that it's November already. This year has gone far too quickly and although a lot has changed I still feel like I haven't done as much as I wanted to!
November sees a whole year since I started my job on the railway. It has flown by and I've gained so much knowledge and experience, I am looking forward to the next year and seeing where I end up.
This month is also very important to me as I take my first holiday abroad with my boyfriend. I'm so excited to go to a hot climate and attempt to get a tan for Christmas.
I guess this month we should start thinking about Christmas too?! Wishlists, food lists and perhaps even starting to buy presents! By the time we get back from Mauritius it will be a week until my birthday and then two until Christmas. 

SO this month I am going to...

Eat healthier. I've been getting rather lazy with my meals especially at work and it's starting to take it's toll, making me feel sluggish and with little energy. So this month I'm going to start making proper meals for work and at home packed full of protein and veg.

Save Save Save. Besides booking our holiday I've done a good job at saving this year and this month I want to save more than ever. We all know December can be an expensive month with Christmas, going to Christmas and New Years parties and more. I want to scrimp on things I don't really need and put that money into my savings. 

Schedule more blog posts. My job has definitely taken over. I've been feeling way too tired to blog when I am at home. But I am feeling motivated and determined to blog my way through the rest of the year! I hope you're looking forward dot seeing more of me...

What do you plan on doing this month?

Saturday, 25 October 2014

A Big Lush Haul | Beauty

With just two months until Christmas and a few days until until Halloween, you can feel the colder nights rolling in and already I find myself walking to work in what feels like the middle of the night (6am). Sigh, it feels like so long since I last saw daylight on my morning commute. But it's not all doom and gloom. I'm sure we can all agree that there's nothing more satisfying than enjoying a hot bubbly bath when it's raining outside? So today I'm sharing my recent Lush Cosmetics haul. I purchased a few of these myself and then my fantastic boyfriend decided to treat me as he was on his lunch break at Waterloo station. I completely forgot there was a little store there!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Chesil Beach | Lifestyle

You know when you intend to share a lovely day on your blog and suddenly your life gets to hectic that you forget then weeks later you go through said blog drafts to find a little gem you forgot to publish? Well that's what this is all about. This was intended to be shared with you weeks ago but everything in my life got so busy, I just forgot.
So back to today's post. When Shehzad and I visited my grandparents last month in Weymouth. We decided to take a walk along the promenade at Chesil Beach. Just a stones throw away from my Grandmas cottage.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

#LushChristmas Launch | Beauty

I thought now would be a perfect time to share some of my favourite finds in Lush Cosmetics new Christmas and Halloween ranges both in store and available online now! I attend a teeny tiny event in Lakeside Shopping Centre last week, I say teeny as there were only two of us who were able to attend! However, that didn't stop us from having a great time. We got a great insight into the products in the Christmas range and even the Halloween range which I personally never knew about! So here's my little guide to the latest releases from Lush Cosmetics.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Swanage Railway and Corfe Castle | Lifestyle

After our morning at Tyneham Village, post here, we decided to drive just a few miles over to Swanage and check out Swanage railway station and beach [not photographed as my battery died] there. Due to my sudden lack of organisation I hadn't researched if any events were happening in Swanage and just our bad luck, there were two which meant VERY limited parking spaces. After about 30-40 minutes of driving we finally found a free spot for a short 1 hour stay. Just enough time to look at the station and walk through the town to the beach and back.
I promise I won't make this too picture heavy. Just a selection of my favourites :) You can find more on my Instagram.

Shehzad checking the track in front of BR Bo-Bo Class 33 - D6515

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