Monday, 25 March 2013

Betrousse Beauty Kits Review...

I hope you've all enjoyed your weekends! 
Today's post is a review of a beauty box I was sent from the lovely people at Betrousse. Betrousse is a French company, currently reaching out to the UK, selling monthly beauty kit's! 
 For girlies who love a surprise when it comes to beauty treats, Betrousse is the perfect treat for you! (oh and did I mention its FRENCH)...

The latest box out is the 'Glitz and Glamour' kit. The kit is now £10*, with around £70 worth of full sized beauty products, and loads of advice on how to make the most of your treats!
 I was so excited by the beautiful wrapping when I saw my package on my doorstep! I love a company that goes to the extent of making their products beautiful in it's packaging...
Because Betrousse mainly supplies it's service in France currently, a lot of it's products are made in France too. It was so exciting to use brands that haven't properly been introduced into the UK yet, and were full sized products - so you can use them again and again!

The products included in the beauty kit were:
1. Mango and Sun flower Body Moisturiser - usually £3.99
2. Tulecos tonifying oil - usually £33.00
3. Jason Hair Shampoo - usually £7.29
4. Benta Berry ex foliating facial cleanser - usually £14.00
5. Make Believe enhance shimmer lip gloss - usually £10.00
My favourite item was the tonifying oil, as I've never used anything like it before - the instructions were really helpful. Also the shimmer lip gloss is my newest addition to my handbag essentials

I've sampled a few beauty box's and sometimes feel you don't get your moneys worth with the products. However, not only do Betrouse provide full sized products, they also provide you with products suited to your skin condition etc. What more can a girl ask for?
Have you tried the Betrousse Beauty Kits? - let me know!

That's all from me!
Hope your all making the most of the mid-march snow - crazy I know! Who's been snowed in?
Lots of Love,

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

A touch of denim...

Hello! Today's outfit post, is a little dress I dragged out of my exploding wardrobe! 

 I love re-wearing outfits and styling them in new ways - which I always encourage this when blogging (as there's no point buying something if you only where it once!).
Today's dress was a thrifty purchase last year, £3.50 from the sales! I've worn it a few times during the summer, but wanted to layer it up to create a spring friendly outfit! 

 I stole the jacket from my sisters wardrobe - though what she doesn't know won't kill her. Its great to have a sister who has a complete different style to you, so we can always do swaps on clothes when we need to.

 My bag hasn't left my side since I brought it a few weeks ago! It was a charity shop purchase, and is so strong (and surprisingly large inside.). This means I can stuff all my essentials in a bag which isn't oversized!  

 What I'm Wearing: Dress - Matalan, Belt - H&M, Boots/Jacket - Primark, Bag - Vintage.

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A smooth transition to Bloglovin' and Giveaway winner announced...

Hello! As you've all probably realised Google reader (and most likely GFC) is disappearing off the blogging scene! I was gutted when I found out as I gain a lot of inspiration from my fellow bloggers on Google reader...
But, no worries - Bloglovin' is here to save the day!

I thought I'd do a little post for my readers who follow me on GFC, to make sure you still keep in contact with me, my blog - and so I know how to keep in touch with you too! :)

Just follow the link below to my bloglovin' account and hit follow! Make sure you comment below with your bloglovin' account also, so I can keep in touch with all your lovely blogs too!
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Also, I'd like to announce my little giveaway winner!
Congratulations to Erica Price, you've won the Owl Satchel Bag - I hope you enjoy it! 
Well, that's all - I have a little outfit post lined up for tomorrow night - SO STAY TUNED!!!!!!!

Lots of Love,

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Hello Oxford! The city of old buildings, bicycles and very clever people...

Happy Sunday! I haven't blogged in a while and I thought it was about time I explained myself. I've been on and off trains the last few days, as I spent a few days in the beautiful city of Oxford!

I was offered a chance to attend a study day at Oxford along with a friend (Emma) - which was an offer I wasn't likely to turn down! As I'm still fairly indecisive about the 'what I want to be when I'm grown up' question, I thought it would be a great opportunity to see what studying at university is really like! Aside the hours of shopping, photographing buildings and buying cakes in every coffee shop, I really enjoyed learning more about the university and the courses it offers!

While I was there, I decided to give my £10 Primark boots a test of ware - and was pleasantly surprised to see I had escaped any blisters! Thank you Primark!

As I had my camera hung around my neck, I thought I'd share with you a few shots of the two days visit! If you've ever been/lived in Oxford, then you'll understand why it's so easy to fall in love with. It's unlikely my little brain is enough to attend the university, but it was definitely worth the visit! 

As you can see, no bike - no getting around the city! After the two day's my feet killed from all the walking! For that reason, I can't really say it was my most 'fashion worthy' outfit choices - simply because I was carrying everything on my back!  

Here we are standing in the library quarters, I loved Emma's colourful jeans - practical and ready for Spring! Behind us is one of the many tours that a free to tag onto, around the city. 
The tour guides really know their stuff! 

Our accommodation for the night was provided by Wadham Collage - which was beautiful! I managed to find the university outfitters, to buy myself some memorabilia and loved the endless Oxfam charity shops!

Well there you have it! A few days of heaven in comparison to the coursework and revision I have scheduled for the next few weeks!

If you ever get the chance to visit Oxford - GO! It doesn't disappoint!

Lots of Love,

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Spring Wish List.. Well a girl can dream, right?

Thank God It's the weekend - that's all I can say!
 I got my AS results on Thursday, along with most of the UK. When they told me that A-Levels would be hard, back in September, they definitely weren't joking! It's the moto 'bring on re-sits for me'...

Rather than scaring you away with my moaning, I thought I'd do a little post with all the items I'd love to wear this Spring - just a shame I don't have the loose change to purchase just yet! (p.s. all donations accepted - and no A levels required...).

1.  Moto Teal Cord Pini Dress - Top Shop £42. I love pinafore dresses, especially in spring and it's about time I updated my wardrobe denim's. I'd wear this with a white shirt, some ankle trimmed socks and some creepers.
2. 'Whole lotta Rosie Headband -Baby Blue' - Crown and Glory £20. I've wanted one of these headbands from Crown and Glory for ages, so it's about time I took the plunge, as it'll look lovely with a patterned dress  and sandals.

3. Collar Detail Dress by Wal G - Top Shop £33. Pastel colours are great during spring, and as my love of Top Shop dresses broadens, I'd love this in my collection, paired with cardigan and some brogues.

4.Red Textured Turtle Neck Crop Top - River Island £16. Every wardrobe requires something bright this season, whether it's neon (or not in my case), this red crop top is the perfect alternative. I'd love to go crazy and wear them with some patterned trousers, with your favourite canvas shoes.

5. Printed trousers - H&M £12.99. These printed trousers caught my eye when I was flicking through my H&M catalogue, and well these are at the top of my list for when I finally get a chance to go shopping! Printed trousers are a must have - dress them up with a shirt and heels for work and dress down with pumps and a block coloured cardigan.

6. Shelly Black Current Skirt - Vintage Style Me £15. Vintage Style Me, is a little online vintage store, which sells beautifully made designs. I fell in love with this circled skirt, for the spring/summer days. Wear with a pale shirt, frilly socks and brogues.

I'm hoping to get my act together and get an outfit post up later today, so watch out!
Anything you've got on your wish lists for this spring?

Enjoy your weekends!

Lots of Love,

Sunday, 3 March 2013

'To love and to cherish'...The National Wedding Show NEC 2013...

First off  - Make sure you enter my giveaway I'm running!

I have a special post lined up for you today, following my little visit to the National Wedding Show at the NEC yesterday, accompanied by the lovely friend/photographer - Emma-lee. (she's on twitter: @cakemixture)

For those of you who read my blog regularly will know I'm currently study Weddings as part of my Art project's, and I was keen to seek inspiration for my own designs. I had a chat with a few readers and you suggested I attend the event to give you my own little summary of the event and let you know, this seasons' must have's for your wedding!

Number one of my list was the vintage section (well you know me). I fell in love with a few particular Vintage stalls...

Memories of Vintage - was a lovely company who supply vintage crockery hire! I fell in love with the whole composition of the stall, and for anyone looking to have a vintage style wedding/party event, I strongly suggest you check out their website and see for yourself, what they offer:

Timeless Couture - Another beautifully presented stall, selling handmade timeless wedding dresses and other wedding accessories. I particularly liked the flower bouquet made from a paper map - it was so unique and would look lovely for flower girls.

- Next was the cake stalls - yum yum! Which I smelled a mile away (though I didn't get to taste them!) -

The Red Cake Company - displayed some very elegant cake designs! The detail was exquisite, and the people on the stand were lovely too! For any brides wanting a traditional wedding, the Red Cake Company provided the perfect recipe! Check out more on the website:

Miss Lola's Bakehouse - Another company selling beautiful cakes, that took a completely different approach to the 'wedding cake'. Themed around flowers, their was a beautiful display of cakes - my favourite being the flowers that sweeped across the cake!

Candy Girls - A new enterprising idea, that seems popular for this years weddings, is to have a selection of 'sweet' goodies for the guests! Candy Girls had a truly irresistible selection of  sweeties in the shapes of tree's! They cater for a wide range of events, but as a 'sweet-a-holic' myself, I think every bride should hire some sweeties for their wedding!

Finally the highlight of the whole even was the Catwalk (obviously). Their were some irresistible dress designs, and a very distracting male model (that looked particularly handsome). I've left a few shots of the event below, so you can admire!

Finally, I got chance to check out the new Photo booth's, that have been a huge hit at weddings recently! They're great fun, so me and Emma-lee thought we'd test it out too!
Check out to learn more!
And even better we got a goody bag  from The National Wedding Show to take home - which put the cherry on top of a lovely day!

Well that's all from me! I just wan't to say a big, thank you to The National Wedding Show, for organising such a great event, and letting me come along and enjoy the day! If you're a 'bride to be' and want some inspiration for your special day, head over to the Website to get your tickets for next year:

Lots of Love,