Thursday, 26 July 2012


Living in Cornwall it is not uncommon to see lobster red coloured people coming from the beach. Now I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I have never been sunburned in my life (I am guilty as charged)!
However it begs the question as to why people do not wear sunscreen. It is very easy to get hold of literally EVERY Superdrug and Boots sell a whole range and at fairly reasonable prices.
Everyone loves having a bit of colour to their skin, but you should still wear sunscreen at at LEAST factor 15 to minimise the damage.

I have found a few of my favourite sunscreens that aren't sticky and will protect your skin from the harmful rays!

In Sun Piz Buin In Sun Lotion SPF15 200ml £8.99 (Above)

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defence for Face SPF50 50ml £14.59 (Below)

Heliocare advanced SPF20 Gel £16.95

Do you know of any sunscreens that smell and feel nice on your skin?

Wear Sunscreen. I Love this song!

Saturday, 21 July 2012


As the sun has decided to grace us with its presence once more, I have decided that is time to unleash the summer wardrobe!

Yes that's right the time has come to bare my Lilly while pins and visually abuse the rest of Cornwall with my 'lovely' physique.

I have bought a few items recently to help me with my summer overhaul these include:

Pretty dress from a local 'pre-loved boutique' (a shop where you can buy and sell things- a bit like ebay you give the shop a cut of what you sell). Only £5.00 and it looks brand new.

Beige trousers (Zara) from ebay £6.99 including postage and packaging.

But my favourite has to be this absolutely lovely minty colour nail polish from Boots. It is from Rimmel and was £4.99! Bargain! Though I need a little more practise applying said nail polish and perhaps slightly longer finger nails!

Finally I went to see the very lovely Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike' the other day and I must say that I was not disappointed. So you if you haven't seen it yet, I would strongly advise that you do!

What summer items have you purchased lately?

Thursday, 19 July 2012


I have been studying this week. When everyone else I know seems to be graduating from Uni, I have decided that I want to return! I did go to uni back in 2009 but only lasted for about 5 months as I just hated the course. I studied at University of Gloucestershire and I loved the social aspects and made some lovely friends- but I just couldn't justify spending 3 years studying English Literature when I hated it so much.

So after spending the last 2 and a half years working as a Care Assistant in a Nursing Home, I have decided to study an Access to teaching course through the Distance Learning Centre. I did think about going back to traditional college to do this, but I can't really afford to give up my job.

Studying from home is going to take a lot of motivation and organisation of my time- but I really want to become an early years teacher so I know I can do it!

I have also managed to line up some volunteer work at a primary school, one day a week starting in September :) I'm very excited about this!

This post has nothing to do with fashion or beauty, which is what I am basing my blog around. However, I do think that it is important that everyone knows that life is to be lived the way YOU want it to be! I will be 25 when I graduate if everything goes to plan... but that still leaves plenty of time to pursue a long career!

Sunday, 15 July 2012


I have a confession, I am in LOVE! Not with another human being...with a lipstick.
I've never been a lipstick kind of girl, im usually a lipgloss/vasaline/tinted lipbalm lover. However I saw the most beautiful colour lipstick in Boots and it really was love at first sight.

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick £7.19 (Boots)

It is the colour that I have on in my profile picture for my blog. It is such a bright and vibrant colour- perfect for summer.

From now on I think that I will definetly no dismiss lipsticks as I used to as they last a lot longer than lipgloss and can really make a difference to your whole make up look!

Which Lipsticks do you think I should try next?

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Dancing in the rain

Its July. It's pouring rain. What better way to cheer yourself up than go shopping?
Now I don't know about you but I love Wellies. So as they are practical for the weather we have right now and are sometimes quite stylish I thought that today's blog should be dedicated to Wellingtons!

Prices:  From top left: Hunter Original Brit Wellington (from Asos) £87, Joules Wellyprint Womans Wellies £36.95, Seasalt Daisy Print Tall Wellies £17.50.

Now for a Royal seal of Wellington Boot Approval look no further than the Duchess of Cambridge. We all know what Kate wears instantly becomes a sell out. Le Chameau Vierzonard £300 Wellies are the what the Duchess graces her feet with. Apparently due to Kate 'being seen' in these boots there has been a massive increase in sales (hardly a surprise).

Although Kate looks great in her expensive Wellies, I could not justify spending that much money on a pair of boots. I think I will just stick to my Hunters!

Would you spend £300 on Wellies?

Monday, 9 July 2012

classic No 7

I often get tired, puffy eyes and unfortunately suffer from dark circles.
So by luck I came across No7 Awakening Eye Gel. The Gel is Hypo-allergenic, Fragrance Free and perfect for sensitive skin.

  After a long 12 hour shift at work I love nothing more than having a nice hot bath and then applying the cooling Eye Gel to my eyes.

The product is like a serum and isn't greasy or sticky (which I hate), therefore you can pop it under your foundation in the mornings after a late night.

  To apply No7 Awakening Eye Gel you 'dot' it around the contours of your eyes and then gently pat it in. You only get 15mls in a tube but thankfully Boots No7 have made the end of the tube small so only small 'dots' of the product come out at a time.

I only came across this product as it was in a Boots offer around Mothers day; and as I was buying some products for my Mum, I thought i would treat myself in the process!

Do you like No7 or are there any other Eye Gels that you would recommend?

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Vanilla Moon

treaclemoon is the most amazing bath and shower cream I have ever tried. First of all the smell is divine... you can pick from scents such as one ginger morning, the raspberry kiss and my personal favourite which is that vanilla moment! It's almost so good that I could eat it (but don't worry I won't)!

Then there is the packaging, like a lot of people I am a sucker for cute packaging. Each bottle of treaclemoon has a little story type thing on the front and the colour of the product inside is so bright, I would quite like the that vanilla moment colour in a nail polish!

Price wise treaclemoon is affordable at only £3.03 a pop and they last for ages. I think that the brand is quite similar to Philosophy but just a fraction of the price.

Another great thing about these lovely products is that they do not test on animals and are 100% suitable for use by vegetarians as they also do not contain any animal derived ingredients.
If all of that wasn't good enough treaclemoon also supports a great charity called Khandel Light which aims to helps disadvantaged children and families in the Khandel and the Villages that surround it in Rajasthan, India. Such a brilliant cause, visit to find out more.

Not only do treaclemoon do bath and shower gel, but also scrubs and body butters all with the divine smell, packaging and price.

As a little treat I will send a a 500ml bottle of 'that vanilla moment' by treaclemoon to the first person who comments on this post.

In the meantime if you haven't tried treaclemoon yet get yourself to Tesco or / to try some!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Superdrug Goodie Bag!

So I was lucky enough to be the 'Dare Magazine - Reader of the Issue' (Free magazine from Superdrug) for the July/August addition :).

Superdrug even treated me to a goodie bag- how cool is that? The goodie bag contain loads of lovely beauty products that you can buy from Superdrug... and gain loads of beautycard points in the process (bonus!).

This is what I recieved:

  • Witch Naturally Clear Blemish Stick with Witch Hazel Extract

  • Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Recontructor Deep Condition for damaged hair

  • 2true Glamour lashes

  • 2true crystal Lip Gloss in No.2

  • Maybelline Silk Glam By EyeSTUDIO 21 Pink Drama

  • Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstain in 150 Tender Rose

  • Rimmel Lasting Finish 705 Tangy Tangerine Nail Polish

  • Me Me Me Nail Collection Long Lasting Gloss in 60 Vivacious

  • Maybelline Express Finish 40 seconds nail polish in 505 Cerise Cherry

  • NYC Color Instinct Eye Shadow Palette in 969 Rooftop Cocktails

  • Vasaline SPF 15 Healthly Hands Handcream with Pure Aloe

  • 2true True Colour Duo Eyeshadow in Shade No. 15

  • Maybelline Dream Touch Blush

  • NYC all day long Smooth skin Foundation in 739 Classic Beige
I'm really excited to try all these items out... in particular the Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstain after reading good review about it on some other blogs :)

Here is the page in the Issue!

Check out the New Issue of 'Dare Magazine' Free from your local Superdrug store Now :)
Theres an interview inside with Holly Willoughby.