Sunday, 18 October 2015

Favourite Beauty Products

Sundays are my favourite day of the week, I get a lie in and I can spend some time on me. These three products are some which I would like to share with fellow bloggers. They are part of my Sunday routine and it would be good to hear about any products that you love, I've narrowed mine down to my three favourites.

Body Shop body butter is an absolute blessing in my opinion. The first time I got this product was for Christmas, it was part of a lovely gift set from my Aunty. If you've been in the store you will know all the different scents they do, this one is pink grapefruit which I do like, but the mango on is my favourite so far. If you're ever stuck for a girlfriends present, these sets are perfect, who doesn't love a pamper? The 200ml tub lasts me quite a long time and I never find myself having to constantly reapply, it has a lasting effect and leaves your skin feeling like silk. My Mam always used to comment on the nice smell it gives off aswell, another bonus!

Mask of Magnaminty is one of my lastest purchases, I've been going through an awful skin spell recently and I had tried every product you can think of to try and get my skin back to good condition. I  usually get bath bombs from Lush, however a friend recommended their beauty range so I went to have a look. The lady that served me was great and when I told her about how my skin had just suddenly changed she explained that everyones skin changes every seven years...something I wasn't aware of. I've never suffered from acne and had pretty good skin even in my teen years so I was super conscious when spots started appearing. This product has definitely helped clear my skin. At first I didn't like the texture of the cream, it has bits (similar to a scrub) so it was quite uncomfortable on my face however, I've got used to the feeling as I've used it more. It's like a face mask and requires you to leave it on the skin for around 15 minutes but it doesn't tighten to your skin like a facemask, its pretty easy to wash off. I think its a great alternative to typical spot creams. 
This is probably the only hair product I own. I quite enjoy having naturally crazy hair, I don't even own that bad? I bought this product last year in the summer season when I was getting a little tired of my mousy brown colour. I've never dyed my hair and god forbid if I ever did as my Mam would probably murder me! I bought this product as I read reviews online saying it made a difference but it wasn't too overwhelming. This was perfect for me, I only wanted a little change, nothing too drastic. It does make a difference and I feel like my hair is lighter even hours after use. You can apply on either wet or normal hair and just leave it to dry its that easy! I was going to upload a picture of before and after but as I've used the product quite a lot the difference isn't that noticeable. The first time I applied it, I did have a few comments about my hair being lighter so it does work! If you want some change but nothing too crazy I'd go for this product!
Hope you've had a good week!
Rach x

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

New Purchases

Lately, I've been feeling that my wardrobe has been a little bland and I've needed to buy some new clothes to wear the Autumn and Winter season. Although, I didn't have loads to spend I bought myself a few little goodies to get the ball rolling.

Some of the purchases are from the vintage kilo sale, which I posted about, at the time they were getting washed so I wasn't able to share a photo with you guys. I'm literally in love with my denim shirt, (pictured at the bottom) as I bought it in such a large size it fits nicely as a dress when teamed with a belt and I've also used it as a jacket for uni, the material is quite thick so it does the trick.

I also took advantage of the 20% off at Topshop, they had some local DJ's from some clubs that uni students in Sheffield go to and it had quite a cool vibe going on. It was obviously aimed at the student market and I was just happy that I was in town at the time to grab some stuff with discount. I went for the orange skirt and a cute little necklace, I adore the skirt. I've never really been in the comfort zone to go for bright colours, but I really am happy that I went for this one over denim, it's added some colour to my wardrobe and I don't feel like I'm restricted to dark colours anymore, I'll definitely be looking out for some more stuff like this.

Thanks for reading

Rach x

Topshop £1.50

Topshop £24

Bought from Vintage kilo sale @ The New Shop/Sheffield

Bought from Vintage kilo sale @ The New Shop/Sheffield

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Payday treats!

I've recently been paid after working the 'freshers' period and I thought I would splash out on some new bedroom decor. I've fell in love with the home section at Wilkinsons. I'd never have thought that they would have sold such nice items, but seriously, some great stuff for great money!
I decided to get some new bedding, nothing beats new bedding! I went for something different and vibrant to add to my (pretty bland) room and it did just the trick! The colours really compliment the Autumn season too, its made my room feel very homely.
I also treated myself to a new candle, I'm a sucker for Yankee candles but the Wilkinsons own brand had some gorgeous fragrances, I went with vanilla pod, its has up to 50 burning hours which isn't bad for £4.
Laundry is such an issue as all students know and my dirty clothes were usually dumped in a cardboard box until I got round to washing them (so embarrassing). I treated myself to a wick basket and even though it's full of dirty clothes it doesn't look too bad haha!

Where is your favourite store to shop for home décor?

Hope you've had a good week!

Rach x