Saturday, 6 February 2016

Valentines Schmalentines

Hello lovers! 

Valentines Day has snuck up on us once again and whether you are looking to treat your partner of just partake in some self-admiration, then I have a little guide for you this Feb. 

Valentines doesn't have to be all chocolates and roses - it's time to pamper!

jo malone red roses bath oil
Jo Malone - Red Roses Bath Oil.
Jo Malones Valentines theme this year is Crazy For You (cue me singing Madonna into my hairbrush instantly) and they are focusing on their pretty in pink Red Roses scent. Available in cologne, body creams and even hand soaps! 
diptyque rosaviola candle
Diptyque - Rosaviola Candle
Diptyque have worked with French fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan on this special Valentines candle playing on 'Ever wondered what's inside a lady's bag? It might just be the key to her heart!' Love it!

my natty shaving kit
Mr.Natty - Shaving Kit
The boys need a pamper too from time to time and this shaving kit contains a wooden-handled razor, a signature shaving oil and also a moisturising butter to keep that face nice and smooooth.

yankee candle valentines
Yankee Candle - Valentines Mini Collection.
These minis give 15 hours burn time each so are such a lovely gift at a very reasonable price (£8.99 - bargain!) you can burn them alone or mix them up to create your own scent. Scents included are Fresh Cut Roses, Pink Hibiscus, Red Raspberry, True Rose and Pink Grapefruit.
jean paul gaultier classique gift set
jean paul gaultier le male giftset
Jean Paul Gaultier - Classique and Le Male giftsets
If you are feeling generous but also wanting to treat yourself then The Perfume Shop has an amazing offer on in store at the moment. You get 20% off your second item! One for you - one for me!

the body shop vitamin e gift set
The Body Shop - Vitamin E giftset.
I SWEAR by this stuff! The Body Shops Vitamin E range is perfect (literally perfect) for skin that need a little brightening! It  gives a gorgeous glow and really brightens up your skin which is a great pick-me-up and confidence boost.

I hope whatever you do this February 14th you feel warm and fuzzy inside whether its a romantic meal for two or your're calling in a pizza and watching trash TV!


Monday, 1 February 2016

Amazing Space with Dulux.

Today I am sharing with you my experience with Dulux's awesome new personalized home styling service - Amazing Space

It is super easy and quick to start up, you choose which room you want be inspired with, whether is just the wall colours or a whole new room revamp and away you go! I wanted to do over my bathroom I was given a choice of images showing what sort of vibe I was going for and exactly what I liked or disliked about each inspiration shown. I was also given words to describe how I want to room to make me feel and which colours I drawn too and my budget. Below is the summary for my bathroom which you can edit at any time: 

Once I was happy with my summary it was sent off to find the perfect designer for my project who was going to do all the hard work for me! I booked in a half hour slot for my designer to video call me and show me what they had been working on and had come up with. I didn't really know what to expect but I was honestly blown away with how much effort and time my designer Bethany put into my project! She was so sweet and lovely and incredibly passionate and excited about my project which in turn made me excited to get started too!

Bethany had chosen wall colours and accessories to compliment some of the furniture I already own in my bathroom aswell as some new pieces which are suggestions if I wanted to revamp a bit more. We talked through every single part she had picked out and how I felt about it, if I liked it or if I wanted it taken out. I LOVED Bethany's choice of colour for my bathroom it was beautiful and so complimentary of how I wanted my bathroom to feel in general. 

After usually 24 hours your designer will give you the finished summary and a full shopping list of how much and where you can click and purchase any of the items shown. Bethany actually send me mine a couple hours after our great conversation I'm guessing because she was super passionate about it which was incredible.

I was sent a floor plan, full paragraphed details of what the room can transform into my shopping list (very bad for my bank!) and an amazing recreation of my own bathroom how it will look if I follow the plan - it was so good I actually thought it was my bathroom until I noticed the window was a little different and had fake sky haha!

I love the colours, I love the floating shelves and I cannot wait to show you my bathroom progress which I've already started prepping for ;)

I highly recommend this service it is so helpful especially for the busy/lazy people like me who would never get a plan together ever!

The service was offered to me free of charge but is usually £75 and although to me that is quite expensive (I'd be more inclined if it was about £50) I do honestly think this is a service worth paying the money for as the experience with my designer left me buzzing and wanting to whip the paint out and get decorating. Also the hard work and attention to every detail that has gone into their work is wonderful and something I would never think of.

What do you think of my bathroom plan?


Monday, 25 January 2016

Miss Patisserie - Baths for Babes!

Oh hellloo!

This was a long time coming post. I've been so knackered on my days off and after work that I've been doing housework and sleeping pretty much!

Anyway I've raved about Miss Patisserie before HERE, they are a local bath and body company who are vegan, cruelty free and paraben free and now have their very own store in Cardiff! I have been there but totally forgot to take any pictures so hopefully I'll go back soon and take my camera for some snaps because it is SO lovely. It's so fresh and neat inside and the day I was in was when the two owners (a gorgeous looking husband and wife duo) were in and they are such lovely people too!

SO I thought I'd share my purchases with you guys today and talk a little about why I love them so much:

Coral Bay Body Scrub.
Walnut Stone Face Mask.
The Coral Bay body scrub smells like the original Issey Miyake perfume which is one of my faves. I love the little jar it's in, its great for keeping on the side of the bath without getting water in which is my bath pet hate! Besides it smelling absolutely wonderful it also leaves your skin feeling SUPER soft - like seriously soft! I usually find scrubs way too harsh but this leaves me so so soft.

The Walnut Stone face mask is made from Moroccan clay which helps brighten the skin. You just put a little of the powdered mask into a bowl and add a couple drops of water which turns it into the mask, leave it on for 20mins and then rinse it off. I usually do this while I'm soaking in the tub and it just gives me a nice refreshed feeling on my face.

Bath Balls - 4 for £12 plus the box which keeps them fresh and away from moisture in the air.
I went for a little colour theme by accident with my bath balls ha! These bath balls are awesome! They don't just change the colour of your water (like some other brands - no names no names!) they give off a lovely foam aswell. I recently used the 'calming aroma' bath ball which was a total dreamy bath time experience.

Balancing AromaFizz - this has actual rose petals in! 

Miss Patisserie is so wonderful and such a great addition to Cardiff independent shops. I can't wait to go back and explore it some more! 


Thursday, 3 December 2015

5 Awesome Things

Oh Hey!

Can't believe it's December already! As much as I said I wasn't going to bother decorating the house or getting a tree this year I actually went out on the 1st and bought a tree and some decs so I'm actually looking forward to putting it all up! 

Anyway today I want to share with you 5 things I am loving right now

cheerz box review
Cheerz Box * - £12.95
Basically this is a cutie little box that you can fill with your own pics from your phone/computer that come out like polaroids and you can even colour the borders! A neat gift idea, I've been hanging mine up around my spare room.
cat tape dispenser h&m
Black Cat Tape Dispenser - H&M
This is so cutie! It fits in well on my new desk and even comes with polka dot tape too! There is a brand new H&M open in Cardiff and it's the largest in the UK (it even sells their homeware!)
makeup revolution i heart makeup pink fizz lush sunkissed lipbalm
Makeup Revolution I Heart Makeup Pink Fizz Palette * - £7.99
LUSH Sunkissed Lip Tint - £5.95
Ok so this is TWO things but pink looks so cutie together! The Pink Fizz palette is full of shimmery shades which I love to give a little sparkle to the dull days. I only really use the lightest of shades as I'm not that brave to branch out!
The LUSH lip tint gives full moisture (perfect for Winter) and also a pretty pink shimmering tint to my lips.
blanx whitening toothepaste review
Blanx Advanced Whitening Toothpaste * - £7.49
Whitening toothepaste usually tastes GROSS but this is really minty and refreshing which is a delight. Blanx uses natural ingredients from Arctic Lichen which helps give you sparkle without damaging teeth!
max & co pink and black glasses specsavers
Max & Co frames - Specsavers.
So I went to get my eyes tested recently and my eyesight has got a little bit worse in my right eye and with commuting to work everyday in the dark I feel like glasses really help with making everything clear as I was going to work with a headache. I spend a bloody fortune on these but they are soo pretty and soo me!
In not so awesome news Spirit has chewed my house plant to shreds and also pulled the soil out all over the carpet - twice! Prince has two bully cats who are stressing him right out :( Also no food in the house so I've got hash browns on crumpets for dinner tonight :') haha!!

What things are you loving right now?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Feeling Thankful

This is a weird kind of year for me where it's not soon enough to think about Christmas and everyone around me seems to be super in the mood for it. I'm working Boxing Day this year so that means I'll be travelling back from Devon on Christmas Day and spending Christmas Night and Boxing Day on my own (apart from cleaning the cats) so maybe that's why I feel totally out of the loop.

The Americans have Thanksgiving (and the creepy Black Friday that us UK folk have seem to gone bonkers for in the past 2 years) which is this week, it seems to be like a little pre-holiday which I think would be amazing to get you in the festive mood. I was given an idea by Ocean about sharing some home-based things that I am thankful for, so here they are: 

My Home:

I haven't shared much of my house on here, I'm not sure why, I think it just doesn't photograph how I really feel about certain rooms. My living room and dining room are my fave, the feel is so cozy and I just don't think any pictures could capture how it really looks. Maybe I will do a few pics of close up things I love one day soon. The first picture in this post is in my dining room and shows my bookcase which is a highlight for me as books (or more specifically all of the books I own) are just something I love to pick up and browse through and  I'm forever collecting books on topics I am interested in. 

The second picture is where I am sat right now, I have a spare room which has a cute little day bed in and a desk which I can actually sit at and enjoy using. It is also currently housing Spirit although he is finding his feet around the house. 

I think the next stage for my house is going to be doing up my bedroom and giving my bathroom a teeny makeover to make it feel more cozy for bathtimes.

The Cats:

In my opinion my house would not be a home without the cats. At first it was just me and Prince but I felt like I couldn't give him attention all the time. In the flat it was easy, there were two of us and also it was so small and he went out alot but here he likes to go out for a bit and then come back home and play with all his toys. 
Now Spirit is back with us I'm really hoping they tolerate each other enough to possibly play with each other and knacker each other out while I'm working all day and snoozy when I'm back. Prince will always be my number 1 boy but now Spirit is here I do have to think about him too. Right now I alternate nights of who sleeps in my room and they are both super snuggly cats but currently both want the same spot on the bed!

Obviously things like family, health and working a job I love I am totally thankful for too but my little home is my place where I can do whatever I want and I love it! Bed at 8pm? Sure! Netflix and stuffing my face with Quavers? You betcha! Leaving the dishes overnight? I 100% am!

What are you feeling most thankful for?
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