L’Occitane Precious Cream Moisturiser

I’ve always loved me a good moisturiser, especially with all this cold weather! I received this little pot of miracles in one of my previous Glossybox’s and for ages i didn’t use it because i wasn’t sure about whether it would agree with my oily skin. Then, i ran out of my trusty Clinique moisturising gel so decided to give it a go and i love it!

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It’s a teeny tiny sample pot but the full size of 50ml retails at £43.00 so it must be good! It’s a tiny blue glass container which is really pretty but not big enough to use for anything else after this has all gone which is a shame.

My face tends to feel really tight and dry after cleansing but this cream glides on so easily and straight away it relieves the dry feeling! It’s amazing in winter months when the weather is awful! It doesn’t leave any oily residue which is a bonus! It doesn’t have any overpowering perfumed smell to it and it’s hasn’t caused any issues with my skin such as random breakouts or irritation!

I don’t think i’d be able to justify buying this going forward but for now i still have a lot of this left and it’s getting me through!

Do you have any products from L’Occitane?

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My Little Energy Box 2015

Yippeeee – It’s the first new My Little Box of the New Year & it’s here to make sure you are sticking to those resolutions! Well, the ones about exercise anyway!

This month’s box comes with a very adorable and practical gym bag which doubles as a cute carry all as my friend Rachel demonstrated this Saturday 🙂 It also comes with a monthly calendar for you to use but it also has a daily workout routine for you to follow which will be my motivation in February (too many meals out with work in January to even start to care), I’ve promised my body i will look after it a bit better this year! They also have the magazine which has some very cute hair tutorials and interviews. Plus, there’s also the regular bag of beauty items. This month it’s an energising face spray, a nails inc polish and a hydrating moisturiser! What more could a girl want in these cold winter months!

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I love love love this time of the month where i receive little surprises. It’s so hard trying not to read other posts where they already have theirs before i get my hands on mine!

If you haven’t already signed up, start now! Read all about it here!

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2014: My Year

I was having a look through my Facebook at what has happened to me this year and i realised i forgot a lot of the good things, so what better way to remember them than to have a little look back through them!

These are my highlights!

 January 2014

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I went to the work Christmas party: this was always in January as it was cheaper and when everyone could go (there is about 200 people working in my office) but it was changed this year to December so technically we had 2! My hair was pretty much jet black / very very dark brown and i was trying to grow it which still has not changed.

February 2014 

Open University

I started my Open University degree in Criminology & Psychology! Something i was very much looking forward too and it didn’t disappoint.I finished the module in September 2014 which a 77% pass mark which to say i haven’t studied since college 5/6 years ago was amazing to me! My next module starts in February 2015 and i’m excited to see what it brings!

March 2014

Paris 2014

Me & Owain went to Paris! I decided we should go to Paris for his birthday and it was amazing! The weather was perfect and the people were lovely. We ate crepes and drank coffee outside cafe’s and ordered pastries. Almost saw Marc Jacobs but decided walking across his red carpet after he had vacated was good enough for me. We saw all the sights and eventually found an American diner because we still aren’t great at speaking French!

April 2014

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April was the time for Harry Potter Studio tour in Watford! I did a post on it here if you want to have a look but it was incredible. Seeing all the props from the film, drinking butterbeer and generally just having a great time with the best ones. Also, the train journeys to get there and back were sooo long, but worth it!

May 2014

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May was Sunshine, Sunburn & One Direction. I travelled with a friend and her family to Sunderland to see One Direction and i’m not going to lie, it was great! I also got awfully sunburnt from a day in the park with Owain. More of this sunshine next year please & i promise to wear suncream!

June 2014

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In June, me and Owain watched the World Cup, ate a whole lot of pizza and when we weren’t watching football we binged on new of Orange is the new Black and past seasons of Community!  Summer was SO good!

July 2014

July was when i started blogging. It started out of boredom and then i got used to writing and rambling to anyone who reads. It’s turned out to be quite relaxing and i will definitely be continuing in the future.

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July, me & owain moved into our new flat by the river in Kelham island. such a modern but cosy flat and i love it! It’s perfect in summer to have the balcony door open and let the fresh air in and in winter, looking outside while you’re so warm wrapped up inside feels amazing!

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We also were lucky enough to be able to watch the Tour de France go by and cheer them on! Pictures were so hard to take as you don’t realise just how fast they are actually cycling!

August 2014

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My hair finally went blonde! after months of dying and trying to make sure it didn’t go bright ginger! Plus, i’ve resisted the urge to dye it brown again. I like being my natural colour!

September 2014

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I cut my hair. It felt soooo good. The ends were so dry and damaged and horrible. My hair wasn’t even that long, but taking a centimetre off makes a huge difference for me but it definitely needed it! According to my Facebook i also drank a lot of wine and ate a lot of takeaways. 🙂

October 2014

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I turned 24 and someone posted this picture on my Facebook. Perfectly sums me up 😉 I had a great meal with my friends at Bella Italia & Owains mum also made me some hand knitted mittens for winter which are perfect!

November 2014

Blogging brought me a great opportunity to write and contribute to GlossyFinds, a beauty website. The people there are lovely and have helped me so much! They promoted me to Editorial Assistant and now i help with the day to day running of the website, writing newsletters while still writing the occasional post. I couldn’t have asked for more!

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I bought my first EVER christmas jumper! I have never bought one before and i have no real reason or excuse! But it had bells on it so in my eyes i went all out for this christmas season!

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This was the month i also really went to town on my nail art. Dots, splashes etc, you name it i tried it. mostly failed, but at least i tried.

December 2014

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Had a great christmas meal with the friends, received amazing secret santa gifts, ate far too much food and drank some pretty great cocktails.

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Also, we found the best breakfast and coffee place EVER. Totally need to go again soon. I feel like making it a monthly tradition…

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My mum made me & owain our very own wooden tree for christmas. It’s awesome & i think this will be out every year with little christmas lights on even if we buy ourselves an actual tree!

It’s really nice to look back through things at the end of every year and i’ve remembered things i realise i don’t want to forget – Tour de France, Paris, time with family & friends.

I feel so lucky for this year & i’m looking forward to next year!

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New Years Resolutions 2015

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It’s that time of year again. Time to make resolutions for the new year. Some will be obtainable while others will be a challenge. Towards the end of this year i have tried to start on some resolutions already so i have a head start on New Year.

In 2015, i actually plan on keeping to my resolutions (the only one i’ve ever managed is to stop biting my nails!).

Here are my resolutions for 2015:

1) Drink More Water.

2) Always take my make up off before bed. 

3) Keep Active (Whether it’s a run around the block or a trip to our gym). 

4) Look after my Hair – it ends up in terrible condition & makes me sad. 

5) Save Money. 

So, there’s only 5 but i figured they are not out of reach of achieving. I might do a monthly update on these to see how well i am doing and can then look back at the end of the year. Yikes, it goes so fast!

What are your resolutions for 2015?

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Blue Vanilla Post Christmas Sale!

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Everyone knows the time in between Christmas & New Year is used for thinking up resolutions we can break and sale shopping. Whether it’s for TV’s, Clothes or just general bits and bobs, we all love a good bargain. My mother got a £76 turkey for around £15 on boxing day so i’m guessing it’s turkey dishes galore for the next few weeks. 🙂

So, i know of a website which is having a 50% sale on all clothing! – Who needs anything else but clothes right?

To show you some of what they have on their website, i was looking at New Years outfits i could purchase on here. So here are my top 3 picks:

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This 1920’s Gatsby inspired dress is perfect for new year and i love love love the net covering over the skirt. Pair with a killer heel and you’re ready to go. You can also go for the classic red lip to give this outfit a pop of colour too!

This was £25.00 reduced to £15!

Delivery is free on orders over £45.00 and only £2.99 if you spend below £45.00! Express Delivery is £3.99 and international is up to £4.99.

Shop this here!

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This Mid length, high waisted skirt is perfect for pairing with a crop top (if you’re brave enough in this cold weather!) and some party heels.  It comes in Metallic Blue, Purple or Silver so you can choose which one suits your personality the best!

This skirt is £24.00 and delivery is the same as outlined above!

Shop this here! 

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And finally, if you’re not brave enough to step out without a little bit of cover during this cold winter, this dress is for you! The long patterned sleeves give it warmth as well as making it stand out from your standard little black dress. You can mix accessories to brighten up this dress or stick with simple black. The dress is also available in Teal or Plum so take your pick if you fancy standing out this new year!

This dress is £26.00.  Delivery is the same as outlined above.

Shop this here! 

Also, they have 50% off as a treat yourself offer – Cardigans, dresses, tops, skirts – you name it, they have it on sale. Also, check out the knitwear selection – they have all you could ever need this winter to keep you warm indoor and outdoors!

Who said the cold can’t be fashionable!

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