22 December 2016

Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

It's nearly Christmas! If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet and still stuck for ideas - I hope this is helpful :)

Stocking Fillers:

Under £50:

Over £50:

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12 December 2016

Collective Winter Clothing Haul

Christmas is right around the corner and I've picked up some new festive pieces to add to my winter wardrobe!


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1 December 2016

Joanie Christmas Party!

I was delighted to attend the Joanie Christmas party this week, a new Manchester-based brand featuring darling tea dresses, dream knits and the loveliest accessories.

At Sugar Junction we were treated to a festive afternoon tea whilst we fell head-over-heels with the Christmas collection; magical star prints, rose gold sequins, and the most Christmassy tartan/velvet dress that ever existed.


Thank you Joanie Clothing for inviting me & throwing a wonderfully festive evening!
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23 November 2016

An Ode To Autumn

As the days get a little shorter, the weather a little bleaker and the dark nights draw in, I prepare to bid farewell to my favourite season; Autumn. There’s no other time quite like it, when the air is crisp, yet the warm sun still shines and the bright yellow and orange trees glow. I’m really looking forward to Christmas, but Winter is just too cold and depressing (especially if you live in England).

I feel as though this Autumn has been especially different to any other; I started a new job, bought myself a whole new wardrobe, I (sort of) moved to Manchester (I don’t actually live here yet but I spend 12+ hours a day here and it’s quickly becoming my favourite city). I’m standing on my own two feet for the first time and I’m learning just how strong I can be.

As the seasons quickly change once again, i wanted to look back at my favourite memories from the last couple of months…

Things I love most:
Walking through crisp golden leaves
Pumpkin Spiced Lattes/Pumpkin themed everything
Cosy days with a book, blanket, and a brew
Lush pamper nights with cinnamon-scented candles + bath bombs
Conkers
Walking through the forest with a hot chocolate
Jumpers, jumpers, and more jumpers
Watching You’ve Got Mail for the 100th time this month
Listening to Neil Young : Harvest whilst cycling through the golden trees at the park and feeling more Autumnal than Harry Potter drinking pumpkin juice in The Three Broomsticks
What are your favourite things about Autumn?
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17 November 2016

Archive by Alexa A/W Haul

So once again Alexa has graced us with another super-cool M&S collection! This time the collection features plenty of festive velvet, luxurious satin, and 70s vinyl. Here's what I bought: 

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7 November 2016

Autumn LookBook

Autumn is my favourite season; chunky knits, corduroy, and deep burgundy colours all look so beautiful amidst a blanket of crisp changing leaves.


Outfit one:

Outfit two: 
Ballet Flats : Archive By Alexa (M&S)

Outfit three:

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30 October 2016

Lush Cocktail : Happy Halloween

I do love a themed pamper night! For this Lush cocktail I've put together some of my favourite products from the Halloween range for a very Halloweeny bubble bath.

To start I'm going to use the Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar, a favourite of mine each year:
As you crumble it under the hot tap the water turns a vibrant orange colour and the refreshing lime and grapefruit oils are a real pick-me-up.

Next I'm going to add a splash of the Hot Toddy shower gel:
Unfortunately this was a limited edition Christmas product a couple of years ago, but I really love the warming and spicy scent. It makes me feel so cosy on cold autumnal nights.

The Boo bath melt is a new product for Halloween 2016:
I ran this under the hot tap so as it melted away it created a soft blanket of Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter. It leaves your skin really soft and conditioned.

Finally, the Pumpkin bath bomb:
This smells like the rich and and comforting scent of home-made pumpkin pie, it's spicy cinnamon scent compliments the citrus from the bubble bar and adds to the rich orange colour of the bath. Such a treat!

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20 October 2016

12 October 2016

Crunchy Leaves & Pumpkin Spiced Lattes

There's a particular day of Autumn that for me means spending the day in Chester; Shopping for new seasonal clothes, drinking Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, and walking along the pretty cobbled streets adorned with beautiful crisp leaves.

What I'm Wearing:
Top: Nobody's Child // Skirt: Glamorous // Jacket: Topshop // Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company // Shoes: M&S
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29 September 2016

Lush Halloween 2016

There are certain elements about the changing of season that I absolutely love; Autumn to me means Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, cosy knitted jumpers, ankle boots and wooly socks, and of course, the Lush Halloween range.

This year's collection is as exciting as ever, and I was very kindly invited to the Lush Spa Liverpool Blogger's event to preview the products and have a good a good play with them.

The Halloween range includes:
The Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar is such a festive and happy treat. It doesn't smell of pumpkins at all, quite the opposite, uplifting and refreshing lime oil and grapefruit oil compliments the vibrant orange colour the bubble bar turns the bath water as you crumble it under the hot tap. A mountain of bubbles are created and yep, a ton of shimmery glitter!
The Autumn Leaf bath bomb was probably my most anticipated - brand new for 2016, it contains the same scent as the Grass shower gel, bubble bar, and green bubbleroon. Which sadly are all discontinued, so I was very excited to try this. As the beautifully scented bath bomb fizzes away, it changes colours from green to yellow to red.
The Lord of Misrule bath bomb returns for another year. The exotic and earthy aroma of patchouli oil and spicy and clarifying black pepper oil make this bath bomb a very warming treat for a cosy autumnal evening. Lord of Misrule has a deep green exterior that slowly froths away, popping candy crackles to reveal a rich wine-coloured centre.
I am extremely excited to try the Monsters Ball bath bomb for myself... as you can see from the demo, it creates such spectacular bath art! Monsters Ball bath bomb comes from the same scent family as Calacas, and contains uplifting and protecting lime oil, uplifting and toning neroli oil, toning and relaxing oilibanum oil, and softening and conditioning Fair Trade organic cocoa butter.
The Pumpkin bath bomb is again brand new for 2016, and this one DOES smell like a pumpkin... pumpkin pie to be exact. Sweet and comforting vanilla absolute and spicy cinnamon evoke the rich biscuity fragrance of home-baking.
Goth Fairy shimmer bar contains hydrating almond oil, and uplifting and refreshing grapefruit oil. As illipe and cupuacu butters gently melt over the body, they soften the skin and leave the fruity scent of almond, grapefruit and bergamot.
The Boo bath melt contains Fair Trade organic cocoa butter which melts away leaving skin feeling softer. Grounding sandalwood combines with vivid Sicilian mandarin oil to make you feel spooktacular.

Fireside soap smells like the warmth off bonfires and stoked hearths of Christmastime. It carries the spice of clove bud with the sweetness of vanilla.


Magic Wand soap contains uplifting tangerine oil, and absorbent charcoal and extra virgin coconut oil ensure that your skin feels squeaky clean.
Lord of Misrule shower cream is a real feast for the senses! The herbal blend of patchouli, peppercorn and black pepper compliments the vanilla absolute sweetness. As you lather this on the body, organic wheatgerm oil provides a rich and creamy feel to ensure skin is enriched.

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18 September 2016

Lush Cocktail : The Sweetest Thing

So before my Blog, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube explodes with the Lush Halloween + Christmas ranges, I thought I'd share my last little Lush Cocktail of summer...
This cocktail is made up from the Sweetest Thing gift set - and includes The Comforter Shower Cream, Pink Fun, and the Think Pink bath bomb. 




I'm going to begin with the Pink Fun...
I think this smells like vanilla and sweets, which comes from tonka absolute, adding a warm caramel note. This gentle 4-in-1 product can be used as a solid shampoo, bubble bar, soap, or for play. I prefer to crumble a small piece under running water for a bubble bath. As you can see it creates a mountain of bubbles.

Next, The Comforter Shower Cream...
The blend of sweet cassis absolute, uplifting bergamot and assuring cypress essential oils create a blackcurrant aroma that's like being wrapped in a snug hug. This is extremely comforting, it doesn't add too many bubbles because it's a shower cream, but it creates a soothing scent to the cocktail.

And finally, I'm going to pop the Think Pink bath bomb into the bath...
This pretty little bath bomb is so lovely and uplifting. Pop it into warm water and revel in the pink sweet tonka and comforting Fair Trade vanilla water that unfolds. A sunny note of neroli oil compliments soothing lavender to create a cheerful, yet calming soak. As the vibrant bath bomb fizzes away, turning the bath water a bright pink, it also leaves behind tiny little love hearts!

The super-sweet trio of pink products will add a bubblegum scented element to the bath and is a perfect cocktail for those that love the saccharine Lush scents.

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8 September 2016

September Wish List

The transition from summer to autumn is one of my favourite times of the year to update my wardrobe. Although I'm not quite ready to indulge in full-on chunky knits and burgundys, I've found quite a few pieces to carry the floral and embroidered trends I've been loving through to the new season.


What's on your Wish List?
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31 August 2016

Lush : Sweetest Thing Gift

The super-sweet trio of pink products will add a bubblegum scented element to the bath and is a perfect gift idea for those that love the saccharine Lush scents.

Think Pink Bath Bomb
This pretty little bath bomb is so lovely and uplifting. Pop it into warm water and revel in the pink sweet tonka and comforting Fair Trade vanilla water that unfolds. A sunny note of neroli oil compliments soothing lavender to create a cheerful, yet calming soak.
The Comforter Shower Cream
The blend of sweet cassis absolute, uplifting bergamot and assuring cypress essential oils create a blackcurrant aroma that's like being wrapped in a snug hug. This was far too sweet for me at first, and I still have to be in the mood for it, but when I am, it's extremely comforting.
Pink Fun
I think this smells like vanilla and sweets, which comes from tonka absolute, adding a warm caramel note. This gentle 4-in-1 product can be used as a solid shampoo, bubble bar, soap, or for play. I prefer to crumble a small piece under running water for a bubble bath.
Which is your favourite gift set from Lush?
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