OOTD: Bargain Boots

Top - £9.99 from H&M
Coat - £34.99 from H&M
Boots - £18 from ASDA George

I have been on the ultimate search for the perfect boots ready for the colder days, yet couldn't find a single pair that suited my needs and suited me at all. I popped into my local ASDA, never hoping to find anything but I'm kinda glad i did now. Searching through the shoe section I came across this gorgeous pair of boots which i literally fell in love with. It's a perfect pair for the winter and at £18 i was sooo happy with my purchase as you can tell. I also visited H&M and picked up this light baggy jumper for just under £10, i picked up a small but it fit perfectly with that fashionably oversized feel. But because my hips are quite bigger than my waist, it fits snug around my hips, but that really isn't a problem as it just feels cosier! I finished this look with my new Coat also from H&M which i absolutely love so much, i love the Flannel look on the inside of the sleeves and i feel like it's just a perfect overall casual coat. 


Beauty Advent Calendars for 2014

Christmas is coming around ever so scarily and quickly this year. My favourite part as a kid was my mum buying me a chocolate advent calendar and getting excited to count down each day. As I've grown older i guess the novelty has just worn off and if anything most chocolate in the calendars taste awful... Which is where the beauty calendars come in, i only discovered this wonderful invention last year when Boots released their own, which i sadly was too late to buy as everywhere was completely sold out of them. This year i am prepared! I already have one sitting in my room, i have my eye on quite a few which to me is super exciting and maybe(?) a bit expensive (oops).
Okay my first choice isn't beauty related but how amazing is this? 25 tea-light candles with the loveliest of Christmassy scents, i am determined to burn them all before Christmas! 

I only recently tried this brand and yes i do totally regret leaving it so long before doing so, but this is a great way to help broaden your collection of nail polishes with maybe some shades you never imagined of trying? I know i tend to stick to the same colours so this would be great for someone who's stuck for what suits them and what doesn't.

Benefit Cosmetics - £60
A very popular advent calendar by far! I recently looked on the website and it's already sold out unfortunately. But what a steal it is! With all the gorgeous selection of mini products from Benefit to try, it's more than worth the money you'll spend on it.

I remember Zoella showing this calendar on her vlogs of last year, it always got me excited to try it as i remember it being huuuge! It really is packed full of goodies which i'm desperate to try, 

    No7 - £35
Possibly the biggest bargain yet, if you can't afford to splash out over 60 pounds for one, this is a perfect medium that still gives you miniatures of No7s best selling products. Sounds perfect to me.

    Topshop Jewellery - £25
Another steal, in case you want something different instead of make-up. 24 boxes full of gorgeous jewellery, need i say more? I love this idea!

What calendars are you hoping to get this year? I think I'm going to grab Boots' when they put it on sale as i know how quick they sell! Let me know of any i didn't mention please xx

Glossybox October 2014

 Hey everyone! I'm sure you're all pretty aware of these wonderful monthly subscriptions and it's just me who's only just recently getting into them. I'd seen this months box many many times in other blog posts I've read and i fell completely in love, considering the price I am paying per box (£13.25 including postage) and the quality of items i'm getting it literally took me two seconds to order my first. I fell in love with the art, i am not going to lie. Being an art student for many years it really did bring me back to the days of learning about pop art and artists such as Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. The artwork was perfect and it completely stood out to me, without even look at the products (I have a serious problem with enjoying the look of things a lot more than anything else haha!) It's so nicely packaged and nothing was damaged in the slightest which is a dream, the quality of everything i received looks amazing.

As this is my first box, i am super excited to be trying new products as i really do suck at trying new products, i tend to just stick to the same old and that can get very boring. It's time for my newbie self to broaden the horizon of the beauty world! It's daunting but i can't wait to get stuck into these lovely products. But I'm mostly excited about the gorgeous Ciate bottle of nail polish I've received, never trying this brand before i regret very much because it's such a beautiful shade i can't wait to use it! 

Have you got this months box? Did you like it? Let me know!

REVIEW: Etude House: Wonder Pore

Etude House Wonder Pore 25ml - eBay £3.67
(This is the smaller sample compared to the 250ml and 500ml bottles)
Ever since my first purchases from Etude House (A Korean brand) i totally knew i had to try a few more from their huge range of products they sell. I found it easier to browse on eBay as a lot of Korean cosmetics can be found on there which is amazing as it only takes around 7/8 days to get here! Considering the distance it has to go it always comes pretty quick. The item didn't really have much of a description on eBay so i went in blind purchasing this, but for the amazing price of £3.67 with FREE postage, i simply could not say no.

Item Description
As seen on the packaging it is a 7 in 1 toner which claims to:
Deep Cleanse pores
Minimize the appearance of pores

Keep the elasticity of pores
Refine skin tones
Control sebum
Moisturize inside and out of skin
Maintain PH 4.5+1

After looking up the product itself as the sample bottle was hard to understand as it wasn't in English (of course!) It is directed to apply to a cotton pad of your choice and to use on the face to cleanse, and i used it once a day to remove excess oil and dirt after a long day at work and it was very nice to apply! It wasn't harsh at all and hasn't got an overwhelming scent which affects my skin so it really was a lovely product to apply. For the price i paid i wasn't expecting amazing results but i really can't complain for how fresh my face felt after using! Of course there is going to be better toners but it's a lovely little item to try out and i recommend you trying it yourself! I always love the packaging of their products, i don't know what it is I'm just automatically attracted to their products purely on how they look, it's bad i know!

Halloween Wishlist

Now i never normally get excited for Halloween, purely because I've never celebrated it, never really dressed up either. I know, i missed out big time as a kid! But in England 10 years ago hardly anyone celebrated it, just the carved pumpkin lit and that was just about it. Kinda sad really, well I'm changing that fact this year. I plan to get very merry with my friends and dress up like an idiot, still not sure what to dress up as! I picked out a few goodies that i plan to buy this year, i love making wishlists! 

Yankee Ghostly Treats Candle - This smell is a gorgeous marshmallow scent and I'm hooked! I gave it a quick whiff in my local gift shop and it is simply perfect for the Halloween holiday.
ASOS Nail Decals - If you have ZERO nail art talent like myself, have the next best thing... Stick on patterns! I've used a few before and they're super affective, so i found these suitable ones ready to apply on top of an orange or a green nail colour maybe?!
Mac Pure Herione - First of all, obsessed with Lorde and her style, she wears this colour so well. I would LOVE to try out a crazy colour like this gorgeous purple, it wouldn't bother me as much seeing as everyone looks mental for Halloween so it would be so good to try it!
LUSH Wizard Bubble Bar - Shamefully i have never tried a Lush bath product, yep. This little guy is adorable and if anything i wouldn't want to crumble him away into my bath! But it does look amazing in the videos I've seen. 

What are your must haves for this Halloween?! Let me know if you've tried any of these items too!

I ♡ Manchester

So a few weeks back i took a few days off to go to Manchester with my mum! Purely just to shop if you couldn't guess, as I'd never been before we decided last minute to book a hotel for two nights and we stopped near the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre (perfect really). After getting lost, several times for that matter, we managed to find the place and I shopped til i literally dropped. The food court is amazing there! We also took a few buses and we visited Old Trafford because my mums a massive Manchester United fan, it was so surreal to be there! You see it on the TV but it's always so cool to visit the place yourself. Also we went to the Trafford Shopping Centre so all in all it was a really good but tiring trip! Thought I'd show you a few pictures from my mini trip, have you ever been before? xx