OPI Peanuts Collection (For Halloween) – Review

17 Oct

Do you remember back in August when I wrote a post about this collection, and how excited I was for it? Well as you can see I FINALLY have my hands on the collection and since getting it I have loved it so much!

My Mom knew how much I wanted this set and on a shopping trip out she spotted it and picked it up for me, which I am quite pleased about as I didn’t even see it in the shop she bought it from! My Mom is so lovely when it comes to little things and since university started she has seen how stressed and tired I am lately, so her buying me this was just so sweet of her. What are Mom’s for though?

She didn’t tell me how much she paid for it but I’ve seen this for sale online for nearly £12.00, which isn’t cheap but personally I feel it’s worth it, especially as I was planning to buy this next week after being paid but alas, I don’t have to now.

I knew I had my eye on two of the shades from this collection, those being the glitter polishes which are called Where’s My Blanket??? and To Be or Not To Beagle. When I was swatching these and taking pictures I was super excited about applying them to my nails as they’re such fun shades for Halloween, as well as autumn.

Also I want to just say how cute is this little picture on the box? As well as the cartoon on the left hand side of the front? I love the packaging for this and I won’t be throwing it away anytime soon!

As you can see you get your four nail polishes, all in 3.75ml – 1/8 Fl. Oz. which is the standard size for the 4 pack of nail polishes. BUT as well as your polishes you also get some nail art decals which are super cute and I WON’T be using them anytime soon. They’re too cute to use.

The names of the four shades (from L-R) are:

Good Grief! – The sunny yellow of Charlie Brown’s favourite t-shirt.

Where’s My Blanket??? – Linus awaits the Great Pumpkin in this orange and black glitter.

WHO ARE YOU CALLING BOSSY?!? – This stormy black is no match for Lucy’s raven hair.

And finally To Be or Not To Beagle – Snoopy’s happy-dance of colours in a joyful glitter.

I’ll go into further detail about each polish after each swatch!

Good Grief! Is a sunny yellow nail polish with a cream finish and really is bright! It reminds me of the sort of shade I would wear as a young teenager during the summer with glitter polish on top! This will work wonderfully with Where’s My Blanket??? applied on top for an autumn feel. I found when applying this it was a tad on the streaky side but I think that’s just a personal issue. I’ve painted my nails with two coats on these images. It’s a very pigmented colour and looks lovely! I won’t lie though, out of the four shades this is my least favourite and isn’t really a shade I would opt to wear on a day-to-day basis. I painted this on my toes when I first got the set and it looked like I had jaundice… Not a good look!

Where’s My Blanket??? Is a wonderful glitter polish with various different sizes of black glitter throughout, as well as bigger pieces of cream yellow and orange glitter too. This is a perfect glitter polish for autumn due to the yellow and orange glitter throughout and would look perfect over a light or dark cream brown shade and due to that I can see me wearing this a lot this autumn season. As well as that this will also work perfectly over the top of Good Grief and WHO ARE YOU CALLING BOSSY?!? which I can see me doing in the future. This is a really easy glitter polish to apply and it dried really quickly too! On my nails I painted two coats, although if I wanted more glitter pay off I could have painted another coat. I currently have this on my toes and it looks really pretty. This is definitely my second favourite in the set!

WHO ARE YOU CALLING BOSSY?!? This is the perfect black nail polish! It’s a gorgeous cream black with gel like shine and is probably one of the best black nail polishes I’ve ever had and trust me, I’ve had a lot! I grew up wearing nothing but nail polish from the age of 14 until about 21 and I really do miss wearing black nail polish. It’s such a bold shade that you can team anything with and this is no exception. I painted two coats of this on my nails and that was more than enough as this is such a strong and pigmented black. This will work wonders with both Where’s My Blanket??? and To Be or Not To Beagle painted over the top which I wanted to wear this week, but due to work it would be a bit much so sadly I just had to stick with one of the glitters. I can see me wearing this a lot over winter more than autumn as with glitter polishes over the top it will be wonderful! This is also my second favourite polish as it’s just such a wonderful black! Well done to OPI for this one.

To Be or Not To Beagle this is such a fun nail polish and I don’t think I have ever seen a glitter polish like it to date. It contains small and large pieces of black glitter, as well as strips of black glitter BUT it also contains large pieces of rainbow glitter which just makes me happy! This glitter is just like a punch in the face for how different it is from most glitter polishes out there and I already know I want a standard sized bottle of this. This is two coats on my nails and I could have carried on to make sure I had loads of glitter packed onto each nail but two seemed like a good number. This will work perfectly over the top of various coloured polishes but I think it would work nicely on top of both Good Grief! and WHO ARE YOU CALLING BOSSY?!? Most of all I really want to try this over a white cream or a nude nail polish as I think it would look so pretty, especially for winter. My favourite out of the collection by far and I have it on my nails right now. Oh by the way, I couldn’t pick two pictures for this polish as I just wanted to show off how many different colours are in the glitter!

My overall opinion of this collection? A lovely collection for Halloween, even though an orange polish would have worked better than a yellow… In my opinion anyway!

The glitter polishes work perfectly, especially Where’s My Blanket due to the orange and yellow glitter and it will definitely be my nail polish for autumn now.

I personally feel they could have done more with this collection but alas they have so many collections coming out at the moment that they probably didn’t want to go overboard, which is fine.

I was super excited for this collection and has it been worth the wait? HELL YEAH! I love the collection so much and for the rest of autumn I’m probably set now for when I fancy wearing something nice.

My favourite in the set is definitely To Be or Not To Beagle and my least favourite was Good Grief!

Was it worth the money my Mom paid? I would say so yes! If you know someone who loves Halloween and they also have a birthday in October or just after Halloween then this will be the perfect present for them I think Or even someone who loves Peanuts like I do. This is something special to add to my collection and it’ll be loved very much.

So, what do you think of the Peanuts Collection? Will you be buying it?

Hey maybe you already own it, if so which is your favourite shade?

Leave me your answers and any questions you have in the comments down below!

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’re all well

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Free L’Occitane Hand Cream In Marie Claire!

14 Oct

This is just a quick post today to let you know about what freebie you can pick up in Marie Claire this month!

I only found out about this on Sunday night and I’m really glad I did, otherwise I wouldn’t have known about it.

Marie Claire are offering 4 free L’Occitane hand creams with this months (November) magazine.

You can choose from their classic Shea Butter, Vanilla Bouquet, Delightful Rose or the one I picked up Zesty Lime.

Nice soft hands! :D

I love L’Occitane’s hand creams as they’re so moisturising and such a treat for hands in the cold weather.

The magazine is £3.99 and as the hand creams themselves are £6.00-£8.00 to buy you’ll be saving some pennies by picking one of these up.

But that isn’t all! Marie Claire also have a readers offer where you can get a Hugs & Kisses gift set FREE with any purchase from L’Occitane both online and in store. However I went online to pick up a hand cream I’ve had my eye on for a while and when I went to claim my gift set I was told they were no longer available due to high demand and to check in my local store. I won’t lie, I am gutted but at some point in the week I may pop into a L’Occitane store to treat myself.

The Hugs & Kisses gift set is one of the hand creams that Marie Claire are giving away alongside a matching lip balm. They’re worth £16 so no wonder they’re selling fast!

I want the Zesty Lime gift set as whilst I’ve only had the hand cream a day, I’m really in love with it. The lime scent is really uplifting and my hands feel lovely and soft after use. I have it on now and it smells amazing. I want to stock up on these before I go on holiday as I think the lime will work beautifully with the warm weather.

Either way pick up a copy of Marie Claire ASAP if you want to get your hands on a free hand cream as I can see these selling out quickly. I actually didn’t have much issue when I went to pick my copy up and I was tempted to pick up one of each… But I was good. :P

If you think about it though if you were to pick up all 4 hand creams it would cost you £15.96 instead of £24.00-£32.00… So now I think about it I might just be daft and do such a thing! I need some new hand creams to get me through the summer!

Have you picked one of these up yet, if not do you intend to? Which scent would you pick up and if you already have bought this, which scent have you picked up? Let me know your answers in the comments below!

Until next time all, take care!

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September Empties

8 Oct

Excuse my language but holy shit I used up a lot of products in September! I don’t think I’ve ever had this many items in an empties post and it’s really surprised me.

I won’t lie, I am glad to be rid of a lot of the products I had as whilst most were good, it is good to have a clear out so that new things may be bought and wasted money on. :P

I just want to get this out there now that when we enter into 2015, I’m not 100% sure if I will be writing up anymore empties posts as whilst I do enjoy doing them I do just think it’s a hassle to save up all the empty bottles in my bathroom. I am just putting this down to how much I saved up this month and I may change my mind, we shall see how the next three/four months go…

  • Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel.

I’ve mentioned this before, if you would like to read more about it look here.

  • Hello Kitty Liberty Body Wash.

I was given this body wash in a gift set from my sister-in-law and I really did love it! I saved it for quite a while until I decided to use it and within a few weeks it was gone and I have missed using it. It was softening on the skin, lathered beautifully and left my skin smelling gorgeous! It reminds me of the scent the old pink FCUK products that Boots sold at Christmas time in the early 00’s and it really did leave me with some childhood memories! If this is out again this year I’ll probably pick some up as I really enjoyed using this. I am really sad to see it finished.

  • Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo.

I’ve had this shampoo for ages so when it finally came to its end I was really shocked! It just didn’t seem like it was ever going to run out. I’ve since repurchased this in a 1 litre bottle as I really do love this shampoo! If you want to read more about this it featured on my 2013 Favourites, you can find that here.

  • Carex Strawberry Fun Shower & Bath.

I LOVED this shower and bath and when it ran out I was actually really sad, but at the same time I wasn’t as it only cost me a £1, YES A WHOLE POUND COIN! This really did smell like sweet strawberries and perfect for children or anyone who loves strawberries like myself. This really did remind me of The Body Shop’s strawberry shower gel and on a recently shopping trip I picked one up for my boyfriend, who loves it just as much as I do. This leaves your skin feeling great and smelling delicious and it was a treat to use in the bath alongside a fruity bath bomb. BUY IT if you want to try something good, you won’t regret it.

  • I Love… Cosmetics Hand Wash in Mango & Papaya.

Although this featured in my favourites last month (read here), I really couldn’t wait to see the back of this product throughout September. It wasn’t a bad product but I found that due to its bright orange colour if you dripped any on the side, it would stain and has stained. I won’t be picking up this scent again, but I will pick up one of the others, preferably the coconut scent! Otherwise this was great, it smelt delicious and left my hands feeling clean and moisturised.

  • Soap & Glory The Greatest Scrub Of All Facial Exfoliator.

Another product I couldn’t wait to see in the bin! I used to love this scrub, it was my holy grail and when I suffered with some dry eczema style rash on my face years ago, this was the only thing that cleared it up! However over the years I have grown bored with this and now I can’t stand using it anymore. I didn’t even finish this product up, it just one day seemed to go gloopy and I ended up just throwing the rest of the product away. The things I don’t like about this scrub is how greasy it feels on the skin after use, it makes me cringe just the thought of it! I think it’s just to moisturise the skin but I just don’t like it. As well as that the scent is disgusting, I don’t get soap & Glory’s scents but apart from Sugar Crush they all make me feel sick. Shame that as the past year has gone by, I’ve grown to dislike most of Soap & Glory’s products. It does make me rather sad.

  • T-Zone Clear Pore Gel Facial Wash.

I LOVE this face wash and as soon as I was running low I picked up a replacement. This costs less than £2 to buy and it really is worth the money. I don’t know if it’s due to what food I eat, me getting older or the face products I now use but I’ve noticed since using this wash that my skin has improved a hell of a lot! I recommend this to teenagers with troublesome skin so SO much as this is what I used to use when I was a teenager and it really did help my oily skin. You can pick T-Zone up at great prices in Home Bargains and Body Care, so keep your eyes peeled.

  • Sure Maximum Protection Deodorant in Sensitive.

I get through one of these every month and since May I haven’t mentioned one… I think because of the fact I always mention one and I always mention the same thing… Go and read about it here! :P

  • The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cleanse Gel.

I love my hand sanitizers and I REALLY loved this one! I bought it when I went to Bristol in June and since then it has been so lovely to use, having a sniff of the empty bottle now reminds me of summer and Bristol. Soon as I can I will be picking up another bottle. I recommend The Body Shop cleanse gels so much as not only do they keep your hands germ free, but they leave your hands smelling lovely too. Go and check them out!

  • Carex Strawberry Laces Hand Gel.

Whilst The Body Shop cleanse gel was great, this was a let down and I couldn’t wait to finish the bottle! When you smell the bottle it has a light scent of strawberries, which is pleasant but when you use this on your hands it just stinks of alcohol and I hated it because of that. It wasn’t worth the money I paid (I paid £2 for 2) and I regretted buying it as soon as I started to use it. I don’t recommend, head to The Body Shop and pick up their strawberry cleanse gel, it’ll be worth the extra money and last longer! The cap on this was also rubbish and it opened inside my work apron and leaked everywhere, was really annoying. Don’t waste your money!

  • Wilko Fruits Bath Bomb in Strawberry & Pomegranate.

The first thing I want to say about this bath bomb is how awful it is. My Mom bought me 3 bath bombs for £3, as she knows how much I love my bath bombs! As soon as she brought them home I knew I wanted to try one out, so I popped the whole bomb into the bath and had a good, long soak! I just want to apologise if I go into TMI here but I just want to get out there how this product made me poorly. Before using this in the bath, I was fine but the day after I didn’t feel myself, but the day after that I was rather poorly… And it turned out I had thrush. I suffered from it for a week and it was painful and uncomfortable and I KNOW for a fact it was due to this bath bomb. If you have sensitive skin (or sensitive bits like I clearly do!) then steer clear of this product as whilst it felt moisturising on my skin it really did leave me feeling poorly and run down. I haven’t used the other 2 bath bombs and I have contemplated taking them back to get my money back. I’m not going to bother wasting mine or anyone else’s money on the Fruits collection anymore. I am really disappointed as the collection has had a lot of positive comments. For a little money I would just prefer to splash out on Lush.

So those were my empties of September, I still can’t believe how many products I finished! I doubt it’ll be the same in October, but who knows!

I hope everyone had a great September and I shall see you next month.

Until next time, take care all.

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September Favourites 2014

7 Oct

I know this post is a week late, but as they say, better late than never!

It’s late because I’ve honestly just been too busy to do any writing, although I managed to get my wish list written okay… I put that down to picture-taking though!

So finally my favourites post is here and I really have loved September. It wasn’t so bad and even involved a fresh start that I’ve needed for a long time! I’ve been at university for three weeks now and whilst I am extremely nervous, I am really enjoying it.

Without further delay, my favourites!

  • N SPA Cherry Body Scrub.

After using up my body scrub I decided it was time to buy a replacement and whilst I wanted to buy a nice one for myself (The Body Shop, or Soap & Glory) I opted for this one by N Spa, to try and save myself a few pennies. I bought this one and a Raspberry one, which I am yet to try. This body scrub I at first thought would be rubbish but alas I was wrong and it’s turned out better than I thought it would be! There’s a few things I really like about this, first of all the fact it lathers up when applied to the skin! I use it with my sponge and it really does leave me feeling soft after use, but what else is great about this is how it smells delicious! Although I do sway more towards citrus and strawberry scents, I am a total sucker for cherry too and this is a nice black cherry scent that any cherry scent fan will fall in love with. N Spa is a great and affordable brand and I recommend it to anyone fancying trying something new.

  • Simple Anti-Bacterial Hand Wash.

I know I used to say last year and the start of this year how after finding Dettol’s hand wash I would NEVER use another hand wash due to my eczema, but I have broadened my horizons lately, as regular readers will know and this is a hand wash I HAVE used in the past and had problems with. This is a mint scented hand wash and due to that I was already sold, the anti-bacterial  side of it was just a bonus really! However when I used this about a year ago my hands were left tight, dry, and extremely sore and due to it my eczema was worse than it needed to be! I vowed never to use it again, but I didn’t keep it. Recently my mom decided to bring this into the kitchen for us to use and as I thought it would be better for my hands than fairy liquid, I reluctantly started to use it. My hands have been nothing but soft and not exactly perfect, but not as bad as they originally were with previous uses of this hand wash and I was pleasantly surprised! So I decided to pick one up for myself and I am glad I did, especially for a £1! I recommend it, especially in the run up to Christmas as the mint scent really does remind me of the time of year.

  • Dolly Mixtures Shower Gel in Pina Colada.

Dolly Mixtures is a new brand that Asda have brought into their stores and I have wanted to buy all the shower gels they sell, but as I don’t have the room, nor the money to buy them all I decided to just pick up one instead, which is Pina Colada. I’m a sucker for the drink, as it’s my favourite cocktail and I love pineapple and coconut scents, especially together. I wanted a bog standard shower gel to use before work and this one was the perfect choice! The scent really uplifts me and wakes me up in the mornings before I head to work, and the way this leaves my skin feeling and smelling is divine! At the time of buying this it was on offer at £1, but it retails for £2, which is definitely worth the money! As soon as this runs out I’m going to buy another scent to try! I can see me buying these for friends this Christmas as they’re really nice and for the price, a real sweet treat!

  • Garnier Pure Active Wasabi Fresh Face Scrub.

This was a spontaneous purchase as my Soap & Glory face scrub finally saw its last day and I threw the rest of it away, I think I’d have it nearly 2 years and with a shelf life of just a year, I wasn’t going to risk using it anymore! I had a look at loads of face scrubs during a visit to Tesco and this one was half price so I had a look and decided to buy it. The day after buying I decided to give it a go and it was amazing! It foamed up, which I really like in a face scrub and just felt like it was really working to cleanse my skin, as well as wash away any dead skin, as well as clear my blackheads. After using it I decided to read the back of the tube a little more than I had done in the shop and as I read  more I read how it is formulated for men. YES, MEN! I bought a man’s face scrub and you’re probably shaking your heads at me or laughing, but does it really matter who it’s made for? I don’t think so and since using it my skin has really improved and even my boyfriends has too! I really want to try the face wash next as if the scrub has left my skin looking good, then I’m sure the wash will too.

  • Maybelline Color Elixir in Fuchsia Flourish (review here).

I have never loved a lip product as much as I love Maybelline’s Color Elixir’s! I want to get more shades yet but out of the three I bought this one has been the most worn and therefore most loved. It’s a gorgeous dark pink and is wearable day-to-night and leaves a lovely subtle stain behind. I have really enjoyed wearing this for work but I’ve also loved wearing it for university too as it’s easy to apply, leaves your lips feeling soft and nourished as well as giving your lips a pop of colour. If you want to know more about it, go and read my review, it’s been linked in the title.

  • Chapstick in Apple.

I LOVE apple Chapstick and when I spied 4 of these for a £1 in Pound World I decided to get myself some! This is probably my favourite lip balm ever as it smells and tastes delicious, just like fresh apples and keeps your lips soft and smooth, can’t really complain with that! I have really enjoyed using this at university as traveling to and from uni, as well as to and from lectures I sometimes just want to keep my lips hydrated instead of looking colourful so the days that I don’t wear lipstick/gloss there this lip balm comes in handy. Plus I love wearing it at work too!

  • Simple Moisture Boost Hydro Mist Spray.

I bought this for uni and it’s really been a savior to use after work whilst I make my way to university! It really does refresh my face and I even use it throughout the day and after work even if I don’t have uni. I’ve never used it before and whilst it was half price I thought I would pick it up, as I have wanted to try it since it came out. I really like Simple’s products as they’re perfect for my sensitive skin and never break me out or cause any issues on my skin. With the moisture boost it really does help bring some moisture into the skin and refresh your skin after a long day. It’s really nice to use after a hot bath because of that too, as well as after using a face scrub or face mask. I recommend it if you’re busy like me and want something to freshen the skin up whilst on the go!

  • The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream.

I had the coconut hand cream on my favourites last month and now I have the strawberry one this month! All I’ve been using is the strawberry hand cream as it’s kept my hands lovely and soft, as well as smelling delicious! This isn’t a huge tube either so it fits perfectly into my handbag. It’s just a gorgeous light hand cream that absorbs quickly and leaves my hands feeling soft and smooth! I really need to review these in the future so keep your eyes peeled! I recommend these if you’re like me and don’t like thick, greasy hand creams.

  • Viktor & Rolf BonBon EDP.

Oh my life I have been lusting after this perfume ever since it was announced late January and I finally got my hands on it in September! I didn’t have to pay for this 30ml bottle and it was worth £55. It wasn’t a gift and it did cost me something, but not cash. If I explain where I got it from and how I’ll also be talking about my job and where I work, which I don’t wish to do on my blog… ANYWAY I have it now and it’s one of my favourite perfumes! It’s such a gorgeous sweet scent and not only does my Mom love it, but my boyfriend really does too. I’ve already asked for one of these in a 50ml or 100ml for Christmas! I WILL be writing a post about this soon!

  • The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Hand Cleanse Gel.

As regular readers will know, I’m a total sucker for The Body Shop’s hand sanitizers and I love to use them for work and keep them in my bag for on the go. I think I’ve tried them all apart from Mango now and this is one of my favourites out of the all! It’s really strong citrus wise and when I use this at work it really does perk me up and wake me up. Like all the hand cleanse gels, it’s a strong scent and as soon as I use it I get comments, positive of course. As usual, I recommend these to everyone to try at least once!

So those were my favourites for September… FINALLY!

I’m sorry for the wait, but sadly my studies for university come first at the moment.

I shall have my empties post up tomorrow though, so don’t worry.

I hope everyone’s week has gone off to a good start and until next time, take care all.

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October Wish List

5 Oct

Wow hello October! It’s not officially autumn and thus my favourite time of year! I’ve also officially been at university for two weeks now and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t enjoying it. However due to going to work and to university day after day, one after the other I haven’t really thought about buying myself anything and if I have it has been for university. However with some thought I finally put together this wish list and the majority of it is things I would like for university, as well as things I can benefit and use in my own time too. Surprisingly there aren’t many autumn items here but I’ve been so busy with university to even look at stuff to buy or lust over.

So whilst the list is small, it’s all things I want and well, sorta need.

 

  •  Yankee Candle Ghostly Treats Candle.

I love Yankee Candle’s and I also love Halloween so whenever they’ve brought out their Halloween range I have usually always been rather disappointed, purely for the fact that I’m not a fan of Witches Brew and whilst Candy Corn smells nice, it isn’t something I would buy. HOWEVER this year Yankee Candle have brought out a new scent to join their Halloween collection, Ghostly Treats. Basically it is the same scent as Fireside Treats but in this gorgeous Halloween themed jar. I can see me buying it as soon as I use up all my none Yankee Candles, as from now on the only candles I’ll be buying is Yankee Candles, as well as trying a Flamingo Candle.

  • Fox T-Shirt by Element.

I love shopping in Two Seasons, they have such great skate, surf and snow clothing and I always go and check them out when I’m near one of their stores. They recently gave out a 20% off code to use in store, so my boyfriend and I headed to the Coventry store to check out what we could pick up. Alas nothing really took our fancy and we ended up leaving our discount codes unused. I did see one thing I thought about picking up but I left it, it was a gorgeous clutch bag by Element with the same fox print on the front as this t-shirt, but at £30 I couldn’t justify it. Only a few nights ago did I pop onto Two Seasons website to check out what nice clothing they had out for autumn and winter this year when I stumbled across this t-shirt. I love foxes and I’m especially a sucker for any clothing with foxes on! I can see me picking this up for university, as well as for my holiday in the New Year as it would look amazing with a pair of baggy jeans here, and a pair of denim shorts abroad.

  • Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Lacquer in Breathtaking Apricot.

After writing a post (link here) in September about how much I love the Maybelline Color Elixir’s I decided that I wanted some more shades and I have two in mind from over the pond that I need in my life. One is Vision In Violet and another is this one, Breathtaking Apricot. These are only available from America and as regular readers may know about me is that if I want something, I go to eBay for it and on this occasion I was lucky. For less than £10.00 I can pick up both shades, yes BOTH shades and also from a UK seller, not bad eh? I love these lip lacquers and they’ve actually replaced my MAC lipsticks because they’re so quick to apply, last ages and make my lips feel and look moisturised and gorgeous. These have especially proven great for university as it means I don’t have to worry about my lipstick feathering or fading away and looking weird. I’ve of course had a look at swatches of this shade online and it’s definitely one I have wanted from day one of the Maybelline Color Elixir’s being for the past year, so I can see me picking it up very soon, especially for my holiday in the New Year.

  • Adventure Time Jake’s In Here Hoodie.

I’ve mentioned this hoodie on a wish list post before (link here) and it’s found its place on a wish list again as I just want it that much! I want this for 2 reasons, 1. Because it looks amazing and 2. Because with university I am currently living in one hoodie, so I am in need of another one now! The hoodie is just super cute and it looks really warm and good quality for the money. I’m hoping to pick one up on my week off from university. If you want to know more about my views on this, click the link!

  • Yankee Candle Moon Pie Swirls Candles – Set of 2.

Oh how I love QVC, especially when they sell Yankee Candles. Yes another Yankee Candle, but I don’t care it’s autumn and that only means one thing, CANDLES and plenty of them! This is a special edition on for grabs from QVC, especially considering that this candle isn’t available in the UK, only in America, plus the fact QVC are giving them away makes me laugh. For £25.00 you’re getting two medium candles which would usually cost nearly £10 more if you were to buy them separately. The Moon Pie swirl candle is said to be a mixture of both Yankee Candles Whoopie Pie and Buttercream candles, which I can tell you both smell delicious! I know if I were to buy this set then I would keep one and give my boyfriend the other, because I’m a nice girlfriend! ;)

  • Shopaholic To The Stars by Sophie Kinsella.

I LOVE the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella and I have fond memories of university because of it. I started to read it in my first year and went on to finish it just as I left university. It was an enjoyable series and one that I have waiting in anticipation for to continue after the last book, which may I add came out four years ago! I don’t care if they hardback copy costs £9.00, as soon as I spot it in the shops, I’ll be picking it up and starting to read after I finish my current book (An Abundance Of Katherine’s by John Green).

So that was my wish list! My boyfriend suggested that I try and do a university wish list, but considering that I’ve already bought all my stationary and such I wasn’t really able to do such a thing, but with the t-shirt and hoodie I would like to think this is included in what I would like/need for university.

What do you have on your wish list this month? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time, take care all and I hope you’ve had a great week.

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Apologies For Being Quiet…

28 Sep

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The reason for this is that I started university this week and due to that I have been so busy!

I haven’t just been to university 4 days this week, but I’ve also been at work 4 days this week too, so as soon as I finish work I’m off to university for my lectures!

This week however I’m only there 3 days and the week after I won’t be at university at all in the week due to activity week. But even so I’m not promising that I’ll be posting loads.

As I am at work at the same time and it has been a hard week due to it.

HOWEVER I will be trying my best to get posts out there, but for the first month I may be a little behind due to university and work and such.

For my three monthly posts they’ll be spread out over next week which will be good.

Right now I’m going to spend the rest of the night juggling blog posts, reading for one of my modules at university as well as chilling out with my boyfriend.

So I’m sorry for being quiet, but work and university is more important I’m afraid.

I hope everyone is well and until next time, take care all!

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Autumn Is Here!

23 Sep

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Yes it is officially here! As of today autumn 2014 is upon us and I intend to make the most of it this year and as I do every year, I’m going to write a post about it too.

This year I’m getting my boyfriend to contribute in a few things that he likes about autumn too, just to make it a little different this year.

AND I know everyone usually posts the same things as one another on these types of posts but… Whatever I’m going to do it anyway! :P

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  • Hot drinks.

You can’t go wrong with meeting up with loved ones and friends to have a good catch up over your favourite hot autumn drink. Over the weekend I tried Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte and I didn’t actually think I would enjoy it, it turns out I love it! I’m not a fan of chai latte like some due to how spicy and cinnamon it tastes so I imagined that PSL would be the same, oh how wrong I was! It is somewhat sickly but with some whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkles it makes it somewhat less sickly. I can definitely see why people love that drink for autumn and winter! Alongside that I love to have their peppermint mocha, but that’s also more of a winter drink for Christmas. Another drink I love to have over the autumn season is Costa’s hot spiced apple. If you’ve never tried it then do but if you aren’t a fan of sickly drinks then ask for a lot less than they put in, they usually fill it quite high. I asked my boyfriend what his favourite how drink was for autumn and he said, “Hot Ribena.” It’s a good choice as now I want one!

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  • Burgundy and mustard.

Burgundy has always been my go to colour for autumn and last year wine bottle green also came into it, however this year I am in love with mustard! I’ve already bought myself two mustard coloured jumpers and I intend to buy myself a mustard coloured dress next… Talk about obsessed! These two shades symbolise autumn to a tee for me and you can dress them both up with navy and grey shades perfectly and of course black, but black goes with everything.

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  • Jumpers and cardigans.

No one can resist a soft and snuggly jumper or cardigan and I am one of those people for sure! I love when the middle of September is here because we start to see all the shops stocking loads of snuggly jumpers and thick cardigans for us to buy and wear! As I mentioned above I’ve already bought myself some jumpers ready for the colder weather, as well as that I’ve also bought myself a new cardigan, which I’m already living in! I love big snuggly jumpers that you can hide your hands inside and snuggle up in whilst out and about! I don’t know why but I’ve really wanted turtle neck jumpers this year and so far I’ve bought one… I don’t know if I’ll buy anymore. We shall see!

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  • Yankee Candles.

Who doesn’t like Yankee Candles? If you don’t GET OUT! No I joke! I love scented candles but as the years have gone by Yankee Candles seem to be the number 1 choice for me now and I don’t really burn anything else… Unless I wish to burn it for less than 4 hours. I have four Yankee Candles, Sweet Strawberry, Berrylicious, Christmas Cookie and Red Velvet. Red Velvet is my favourite for autumn but as this candle is discontinued I don’t have the heart to burn it! As soon as I spot a large jar of it, I shall buy! But for now I’m saving my candle. My boyfriend is currently burning a candle from Village Candles in the scent Brownie Delight. It smells just like chocolate brownies and is so yummy! I need to write-up a Yankee Candle wish list for autumn soon…

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  • Crisp autumn leaves.

I love leaves in autumn, they’re so dried up and crunchy and sound amazing as you walk through them. Don’t you think so? I love wearing my Chelsea boots or Dr Martens whilst walking through the leaves, it just makes everything seem so lush and nostalgic to when you were a child. Not only does it make me feel great walking through the leaves but the photographer inside me does somersaults of joy as soon as the trees begin to turn those gorgeous red, brown and yellow that we all love and enjoy seeing. I really can’t wait to get my photography on this year!

I think I’m all autumn’d out now! I asked my boyfriend about what things he liked about autumn and he said, “I like how it shows that winter will soon be here, that’s my favourite season.” he also said, “As it starts to get colder it means I can start wearing my beanies again.” Which he practically lives in if the weather isn’t too warm! He’s a snowboarder so winter will always be his favourite season.

But autumn is mine and I’m glad it’ll be around for a while!

Do you like autumn? What do you like about it? Make sure to let me know in the comments.

Until next time, take care all and go out and start enjoying the autumn season.

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