Wednesday, 22 August 2012


    I havent blogged since the 8th August - slap my wrists!
    Its been a busy week or so, since my last post I've turned 20(!) I spent the day at Bicester Village near Oxford. I didn't really pick much up, just a few Origins and Mac goodies for about half the price! The day after was my mom's birthday so we spend a lovely day in Worchester, about a 50 min train journey from where I live in Birmingham. It was such a great day, the sun was blazing and the town itself is so quaint and filled with stunning little boutiques. 
    Since then I've been super busy at work and catching up with my friends before we all jet of on holiday and head back to uni in the coming months - sad face.
    I jet of on holiday a week today, to the sunny island of Cape Verde! If any of you have been please let me know what you thought of it :) So between now and then I have so much blogging to catch up on and a to-do list longer than my arm.
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Speak soon!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


Over the years I've developed a little love affair with Champneys since my mom became obsessed with their spa resorts. The products where first available to buy in Sainsbury's and have since made their ways to the shelves of most Boots stores across the country.

I've acquired a pretty big collection of their products ranging from skincare to nail polishes. The photos above show about a fifth of the products I have stacked up in my cupboards!

My favourites have to be the Skin Comforting Shower Cream and the Bathing Milk, they are so yummy and luxurious. I reach for these when I fancy a bit of pampering - amazing in a winter bath with some candles and Birdy playing in the background :-)

I wouldn't say they are the cheapest of products - it just depends how much you wish to stretch your budget to for a luxury brand. A typical shower gel will set you back between £6-8. The products aren't available online at Boots at this time but you can check them out on the Champneys website here! I haven't actually purchased any of these products since the Christmas sales, the gift sets go half price after christmas so its a great opportunity to stock up without paying top whack, so keep your eyes peeled! Gotta' love a bargain!

I hope this has been an enjoyable post to read - when I mention this brand to my friends they think of it as a mumsy brand but I am a really big fan and hope some of you out there agree with me - go check them out!

Natalie xxx


My first empties post, woo! I love reading these posts, you get to see those products that people have seen through and give a more reasonable review. 

Apart from the Gosh Velvet Touch Line Perfection Primer, I would repurchase each and every one of these items. This primer is nice, nothing amazing and doesn't really deserve its £14 price tag which I think is quite pricey for a high street primer. 

My top 3 would have to be Benefit they're real mascara, No7 Beautiful Skin Radiance Exfoliator and Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment Mask (tricky top 3 I must admit). I'm on my 13th tub of the hair growth treatment and as you can probably guess, I love it! It works an absolute treat, in the last 4 months I've noticed an amazing difference in the overall health and length of my barnet.

Benefit They're Real and No7 Exeptional Definition mascaras are my fave of all time. I'm currently using the No7 Fanomenal Lashes but I have no doubt I will repurchase these two again in the near future. Garnier Body Soothing Lotion and Dove Summer Glow are two body lotions I use during warmer weather. The soothing lotion is amazing after a day in the sun after a light covering of after sun, it does exactly what it says on the bottle.

Last but not least there's the Colgate Icy Blast, a really nice deep clean toothpaste; the Batiste XXL Volume Spray which just gives a really nice bit of oomph towards the end of the day and the Champneys Shower Gel which is a really refreshing, silky and luxurious feel good shower gel - can't really say more than that!

I hope you've enjoyed this post, please leave your comments below I'd love to hear your thoughts :-)

Natalie xxx

Monday, 6 August 2012


Clarins - £17.50

Possibly the best face tanner I've ever used. A cream/liquid formula that dries quickly and gives you a gorgeous hint of radiance.

I don't particularly go for tanners that are untinted - I like to see where I'm putting something that's going to make my face darker! Just a 10p sized amount onto a cotton pad and sweeped over the face is enough to give you a lovely healthy glow. You get a whoppin' 125ml of product which will honestly last you a lifetime. I've been using this every other night for about 3 months and i'm not even a 1/4 of the way through!

This is honestly the most perfect face tanner I've come across. I've recommended this to even my very pale friends and they love it too!

Best thing about it - no biscuit smell! WINNER

Do you recommend any facial tanners? I'd love to here from you

Natalie xx

Sunday, 5 August 2012


Boots - £4.29 

Just for reference, I have thick, shoulder length bleached hair. Washing my hair sometimes feels like such a chore, it gets so notty and feels like it takes an age to dry just for me to end up looking like I have put my fingers in a plug socket. I've heard good things about other VO5 oil related products so I thought Id give these individual treatments a try - and what a bloody good choice it was!

You have to warm the oil before you use it, so I put a glass of boiled water in the bathroom and leave the tube in there whilst I wet my hair. You use the treatment BEFORE shampooing and should only leave it on for 1 minute, and don't go near your roots either!

 I must be honest, when I first used this I thought it wouldn't make much difference to my hair, as the tube itself seems small and there wouldn't be enough product for my hair, but after I washed it out my hair felt rather smooth - not as much as my conditioner makes my hair feel, but a noticeable difference.

The best thing about this, is that it makes the tangles in my hair seem to disappear completely - yay! After using my Babyliss Big Hair Roller to dry my hair, my hair feels so soft to the touch and gives it a lovely shine. I've been using these once a week for 3 weeks now, I haven't noticed any long term changes to the condition of my hair but your hair instantly looks healthier after use.

A long term solution? Maybe not; But its nice to use once a week to make your hair happy.

Natalie xx