2 September 2015

Lola Rose Bracelet





I am in love with my Lola Rose bracelet.
I've never had anything from the brand before but I have always loved the look of so many of their pieces but it wasn't until I saw this one that I knew I had to buy it. 
It's just perfect, I was worried it might be a bit tight on my wrist as its on elastic but its not at all, it actually has a perfect slouch on my wrist and twists and turns around during the day which I love.
I haven't had it off since I got it and the colour is just the most beautiful peachy colour that goes beautiful with rose gold and yellow gold too.

I'm so happy with it.
Are you a fan of Lola Rose jewellery?
Let me know if you have any other pieces as I would love to know what they are like on?

P.s. I'm now on Instagram, you can give me a follow here if you like!

1 September 2015

Book Reviews



Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls - Lynn Weingarten*
"When June met Delia, she was a lifeline. Their intense friendship gave her a sense of belonging, of security, that she’d never had before. She felt braver, smarter, funnier, more attractive when Delia was around. But then something went wrong, and Delia and June haven’t spoken for a year when an announcement is made at their school that Delia is dead.
June barely has time to mourn before Delia’s ex-boyfriend convinces her that Delia didn’t kill herself but was in fact murdered, and June is fast swept into a tangle of lies and deceit – and a conspiracy she can barely conceive of, never mind believe."

Ok so disclaimer, I am the biggest scardy cat ever.  Seriously, I have screamed at every scary movie I have ever seen, I still think about that scene in Urban Legends (a film which I saw when I was like 9 or something) every time I am in a petrol station in case someone has climbed in the car whilst we were paying for petrol.  Final destination put me off planes and roller-coasters for life. And I never leave a red lipstick lying next to the fogged up mirror in my bathroom whilst I am taking a shower just in case someone wants to remind of  me  of 'what I did last summer'.  I can not read scary books or watch anything scary on TV at night or I will never sleep.  So can you imagine how on edge I was starting this book after reading the description?
I read it (during the day only haha) over a couple of days.  I couldn't put it down. It quite literally blew my mind. You think the story is going one way and then all of a sudden everything is on its head and its going in the opposite direction and I just love books like that, that keep you on your toes the whole way through.
It reminded me slightly of the Pretty Little Liars books I read when I was younger (pre the tv show) those books always had this dark undertone to them and you just never knew what was around the corner.  I would say this book is obviously a lot more grown up and intense than those books but it definitely had the same sort of feel about it for me anyway.

I am not going to lie though, at times I did have to put it down and watch an nice light episode of Gilmore Girls so I didn't get too freaked out by the story but that's just me being a scardy cat and not being able to handle thriller type books as well as most people so I'm sure most people will just find it thrilling rather than super scary like me.

If you like this genre and are looking for a complex and compelling thrilling then I can't recommend this enough.
Buy it here on Amazon for £5.59 or on Kindle for £2.99


This is Not a Love Story - Keren David*
"Kitty dreams of a beautiful life, but that's impossible in suburban London where her family is haunted by her father's unexpected death. So when her mum suggests moving to Amsterdam to try a new life, Kitty doesn't take much persuading. Will this be her opportunity to make her life picture perfect?
In Amsterdam she meets moody, unpredictable Ethan, and clever, troubled Theo. Two enigmatic boys, who each harbour their own secrets. In a beautiful city and far from home, Kitty finds herself falling in love for the first time.
But will love be everything she expected? And will anyone's heart survive?"

I read this book whilst sitting out in the sunshine and it was the perfect.  Such a lovely story and if I'm being honest way better than I was expecting.
The book is set in Amsterdam and I completely fell in love with the setting and it was the perfect backdrop for the book too. 
There is a lot more of a story in this book than the blurb lets on, the main few characters really go on a journey and the way that the authors tells it all is done so beautifully  that you will really root for them to have their own happily ever afters..
A perfect book to read if your looking for a fun story with a lot of heart too.
Buy it here on Amazon for £6.64 and on Kindle for £3.49
 

31 August 2015

Review - Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

 
     


First off I have to apologise for the quality of the first photo.  I had taken some of my eyelashes on my normal camera and something must have been over the lens without me noticing and they didn't work out but I really, really wanted to put this review up today for you guys so just went ahead and used a photo off of my phone, hence the lower quality but hopefully you can still get a good look at my eyelashes and what the mascara looks like on them.

OK so on to the review....
I know there has been like 101 reviews already for this mascara but I wanted to put my 2 cents in as well.
I got Roller lash when it was just out, I was watching the Benefit make-up artist do a demonstration on QVC and just fell in love with the whole idea and knew I needed to try it out.

What it says on the box -
OK, so this mascara has a lot of claims, it says that you can throw away your eyelash curlers as it will curl your lashes for you (and hold the curl all day).  Make your eyes look bigger and more wide-awake and lift your lashes up too.  Big claims but I can honestly say, 100% truthfully that it achieves them all.  Can you believe it, a product that actually does what it says it's meant too, crazytimes haha! I was super cynical if I'm being honest, I never thought it would curl my heavy lashes at all and it really does.  It doesn't just curl them a little either as you can see in the photo, my lashes are so lifted when I wear it that they nearly touch my brows and the hold lasts all day.

My opinion -
I am in LOVE with this mascara and that's not something I say often.  I have tried sooo many mascara's over the years, from high-end to low-end and I have been disappointed over and over again.  Apart from my faithful YSL mascara and a Mally mascara that I love, I never repurchased any other mascara I have bought because I have always just been so unimpressed.  But this one is going straight up there with my faves, to be honest I haven't even been wearing any other mascara's apart from this one for months (I'm wearing it in most of my recent outfit photos too) that's how much I love it.  I still can't believe that I don't need an eyelash curler when I use it and my lashes just look so long and fluttery that I need to repurchase another tube asap so I'm never without it!

Tip-
What I will say is this mascara has never claimed to make your lashes thick and full and super duper long and I think that's why some people have been confused by it.  It's definitely marketed as a day mascara that you can layer a thicker mascara over for night time/partying.  It definitely doesn't make my lashes look as thick as my voluminous YSL one does more long and thin which I personally love and think is it just perfect for everyday.  But here's my tip when I layer this mascara, I achieve amazing length and a fluttery full effect so even though it says that's not what it's for when you put around 3 coats on you get the most glorious dramatic eye/party look.  So don't worry if you want it for day and night and are worried that it wouldn't work for that, it does but you just have to layer.  Let each layer dry for a min or two and then do another one as that adds thickness to your lashes too.

Verdict-
If you are looking for a mascara that is quick, easy, gives you length and curl and makes you look more awake then this is definitely the one for you. I am obsessed by it and I think it will be a favourite for a long time.

Oh and QVC are still doing it for £15 HERE so I would get it while it's cheaper and QVC have a 30 day returns policy even on make-up so its a great way to try it and if you don't like it you can still get your money back!

P.S I've finally joined instagram.  I only started a couple of days ago but I'm trying to post something everyday so have a peek and give me a follow HERE. There are also more close ups of this mascara on their too if you want to see more pictures of it on! Also leave your instagram names in the comments so I can follow you too!

28 August 2015

Songs That May or May Not Change Your Life



You know when you come across a song and a voice that is just so special you want to share it with everyone, well that's how I felt when I first heard this song.
I have played it all week and I'm still not tired of it yet.

Jen Miller seems super rad and just uber talented. I love her voice and I'm off to download her album now, the previews I've heard sound amazing. Although there is a song on it called Edinburgh and not Glasgow, what's the deal Jen, huh?
Glasgow 4 lyf, am I right people? haha!
It all sounds awesome and you can all check out more of Jen's music HERE.

So what are you waiting on? Click play and find your new weekend anthem....
Let me know what you think in the comments....



*Also given the title, there are some ~sweary words~ in the song, just a warning incase your playing it at work or somewhere that you don't want to play ~sweary words~ into.

24 August 2015

St Tropez Tan Review

 




So here is part two of my 'Fake Tan diaries'.  If you want to have a peek at my first fake tan review of the summer then click HERE.

I had wanted to try this St Tropez wash off tan for the longest time.  I tried the light version (the one with the pink top) when it was released and I loved it but my skin is so pale I didn't really think it showed up much on me, so I was desperate to try the medium/dark version so I would be able to get a bit of a stronger colour off of the tan.

So as you can see in the photos above I have the tan on my face (and make up on too obvz) and my whole upper body.  The colour is super subtle but gives a really nice natural glowy shade.
I was surprised as I was worried that the darker version of this would make me look a bit muddy but it hasn't at all.
I only put one coat of the colour on though as I was worried what shade it would turn out but I think it would be best to always do a couple of coats as you will get more of a colour pay-off with that.

I just LOVE how quick and easy this tan is.  You slather it on, it comes out the deep, dark brown shade that can look a bit scary but as soon as you rub it in the colour starts to develop and the muddy shade turns into a beautiful golden tan, its magical, haha!
I love that its as easy to come off as it is to go on. You can just wash it off with soap/gel and water and it won't leave a hint of colour behind or do that crazy fading away in bits thing some tans do.

It's weird because when I applied it on my arms I was worried I had made it look streaky but it wasn't at all when it dried in, it must even itself out in the drying process or something, oh and it literally takes 2mins to dry before you can put your clothes on so this really is a perfect one for those 'running out the door but need to top up your tan' moments.

Overall I love this product, I am a big fan of the colour St Tropez tans gives you and I love how quick and easy this one is to apply.
I think this is perfect for topping up your already existing colour or for just giving you a subtle sunkissed glow!

Have you tried this tan before? Let me know what you think?
You can buy it here from BeautyBay where it is in the sale for £7.44
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