Sunday, 31 July 2016

Holiday Best Buys



You may or may not know that I am going on holiday soon so I have been hitting the shops buying stuff last minuet for my holiday, ready for the sun, I decided to do this blog post which is some of the things I have recently purchased for my holiday that will be complete staples for my break in the sun.

Watermelon towel
I got this really cute blue and pink towel from Asda for £3.00 which I am calling a complete bargain. It has lots of little pink water melons on it which on the other side of the towel are the reverse with blue water melons and a pink background.



Flip flops
These flip flops are from Marks and Spencer's which cost £7.50 but when you spend £50.00 you can these flip flops for free. They come in other colours like blue but I much prefer the sparkly silver as they match a lot of outfits and are great for around the swimming pool and on the beach.



Earphones
My brother has had a pair of these over the ear earphones before and I was always stealing them so I got my self a pair from Pieoneer these are the SE-MJ522-W model and they come in lots of different colours like blue, silver/grey, white, red and pink they are so comfy and in my opinion essential for a flight as the in the ear ones makes my ears feel bruised after so long and the ones the flight attendants give you are really bad quality. I picked these up for £24.30 and I love them!



Tankini top
I had so much trouble trying to find  a nice tankini in a darker colour as I have having bright coloured swimwear as I feel like the center of attention. I did in the end manage to find this one which I got from hollister for £25.00 in the colour Khaki green but I only paid £17.00 for it as I used my student discount. The top is really comfy and a nice fit. The bottoms however I couldn't get an long with so I sent them back and picked up a pair of plain black bottoms from Next which are just plain black.


Sunday, 17 July 2016

H&M Haul


I a little while ago went to h&m and had a little spend up so I thought I would do a little haul for you. I would like to say when I payed I used my student discount which I get from uni days. I think this is worth a mention as it has saved me so much money in the long run as using it has taken money off in all different shops like Topshop, Pretty little things, New Look, benefit and lots of other shops in store and online. All you have to do is go to https://www.myunidays.com/ and make an account using a school/college/university email address. Its really fast an easy, which also saves a lot of money.

Sweat Shorts
I bought two pairs of shorts from H&M and I have to say they are so comfy. They are sweat shorts so I wear them for lounging around the house, lazy days, sitting in the garden just not anything too fancy. They were £7.99 and worth every penny. They come in multiple colours so I got a Khaki green pair and a Black pair. I've been back to h&m to purchase the same shorts in navy blue and grey as well.

Fitted Jersey dress
I am not a lover of dresses so it is quite a big thing for me to go out one buy one but I really liked this one and I have never owned a fitted dress before so it is a tiny bit out of my comfort zone. I mostly like this dress because it is Navy blue (i love the colour blue!) I picked this up for £7.99 and I like to wear it with a pair of navy blue Converse to keep it comfy and casual. This dress comes in multiple different colours and patterns.

Crepe Dress
This dress is a lot more suited to wear for a special occasion I wouldn't wear it casually, I do however love the fact this dress has pockets! Again this dress is blue but you can also buy it in orange. This dress was more expensive at £24.99 I would wear this with a pretty pair of sandals or a pair of small heels.



Patterned Strappy Top
I picked up this lovely v-necked patterned top whilst I was in h&m and I really like this top I think it is very flattering to wear and can very easily be dressed up or down so it is good for all occasions. I paid £7.99 for it and believe it was a good buy. Like many of the other clothing in h&m you can but the same top in a different pattern or colour, the one I chose was black and white.


DofE - Bag



As you have probably worked out when doing your Duke of Edinburgh you have to carry everything around you need on your back pack. It is heavy! SO here are my tips on how to make it lighter or manageable to carry:

1. Only pack what you need
I think this is quite  a obvious one but it goes without saying. Girls you don't need lots of make up for this. You don't need a huge amount of clothes, you don't even need pyjamas! Just take necessities.

2. Sponges
So this may sound a bit weird but where the bags are so heavy it can dig into your shoulders when you are carrying it so it is a really good idea to tape sponges to the insides of the straps to make it softer and not as uncomfortable on your shoulders. It won't make it completely better but its a start

3. Clothes
Wear clothes that cover your shoulders in colder weather this is a lot easier as you will probably be wearing layers but in the summer at the least have t-shirt with a small sleeve on it.

4. Packing
Pack your bag in order of what you need to clothes for the next day(s) put at the bottom as you won't need them for a while, first aid kit and blister kit at the top of your bag! P.s Don't be surprised if you need your blister kit for your shoulders.

Complaining to Jess about how heavy my bag is

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Millbrook day out



The other day I went to Millbrook garden center with my family and we had a lovely peaceful couple of hours. We all Locke s a flower each that we all liked to plant in the garden when we got home. We decided to go for a colour theme or orange, white and yellow. The weather that day was lovely so we all walked round the large garden center under the sun 

For that day I wore a pair of Primark black leggings, a White Primark vest top, burgundy cardigan hoodie from Victoria Secret's Pink and my burgundy converse which is obviously from Converse. In warmer weather I can't stand my hair my on my neck so I got my out my way by doing a high messy bun. 

For my make up I used the miss sporty concealer and matte pressed powder, Tanya Burr perfect brows palette in the shade hot coco and then I used the fairy dust highlighter to bring out the shape of my eyebrows; I also used the Tanya burr galaxy eye shadow palette and the Rimmel 100% black eye liner with the 2000 calorie waterproof mascara. Just as I went out the door put on a little bit of my eos lip balm as I have really bad cracked lips right now.