Friday, 5 September 2014

Escada Born In Paradise Eau de Toilette 30ml (£24.50)

I got this perfume while I was on my Leeds Miley Cyrus concert trip weekend and thought I would do a little review for you. I bought the perfume in York on the second day in The Perfume Shop department inside Superdrug. The shop assistants were lovely and gave me lots of extras for example a free makeup bag and perfume samples.

The perfume is described as ‘Inspired by the famous Pina Colada cocktail, a delicious blend of pineapple, juicy fruits and coconut milk. A sunny perfume based on a fusion of gourmand and fruity accords.’

Its a beautiful summer fragrance whether you take it on holiday, wear to the beach or anything like that. I’ve loved Escada perfumes for years. I was hooked after first buying Escada Island Kiss when it was first brought out.

I think the scent is wonderful; I love the hint of coconut which makes it a little different from the other Escada perfumes. I did find the scent didn’t last incredibly well but for the money, you can splash it on a bit more generously.

It doesn’t quite live up to the original Island Kiss but it’s a very lovely perfume with a unique scent. I recommend it if you are looking for that perfect summer holiday perfume. I know we are going into A/W now so maybe it will be nice for S/S 2015? ;-)

Have you tried Escada perfumes? Which one is your fav? Xx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

My First Mac Purchase. Lipstick In Plumful.

Last Christmas I received this wonderful Mac lipstick. It was my first ever Mac purchase and on Christmas day I was so pleased to find this in my stocking.

Plumful is a beautiful natural plumy colour. I would say this is a beautiful colour to wear in the evening if you are going somewhere posh like a restaurant or if you are away on holiday.

The finish is lustre and have been really impressed with the formula. I nearly always wear matt lipsticks, this is fairly matt but with a little extra moisture. It’s easily buildable too. You can wear it during the day is you apply less and dab with a tissue in my opinion. I found the quality to be very good and loved the vanilla scent. 

I’m now on my second Mac lipstick. I received ‘Brave’ for my birthday. This is a similar colour but a little less bold than ‘Plumful’. Its a great buildable pinky nude.

I chose the colours from blog colour swatches and browsing Debenhams online. My advice would be to choose a colour you think you will get the most wear from. If you are looking for a special occasion product or just want to treat yourself a Mac lipstick is a wonderful thing to have.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

On my Birthday. What I got and more.

My birthday was last month but I thought I would share a few bits from my day. My main present was the Keeping Up With The Kardashians DVD series 1-7. The year before I was given The Hills DVD series. It’s become a bit of a tradition that I get a DVD series to watch over the year.

I received some beautiful beauty gifts which I will be reviewing for my blog. This year I got given my second Mac lipstick in ‘Brave’. It’s a gorgeous nudey pink and very easy to wear. I’ve been using my new Rituals gift set and the foaming shower gel is amazing. The smell of the whole set is pretty incredible. I will keep you posted on how I go on with my beauty gifts.

My dad bought me a beautiful rose birthday cake from Morrison’s. It was a sponge cake with jam in the middle and covered in icing. It was absolutely delicious and lasted a good few days. In addition to that I went out for a meal with my close friends. We went to a local pub and had the cavery. We had ice cream for dessert. It was lovely and great to catch up with the group for my birthday.

What did you do for your birthday this year? Did we receive any similar gifts? Xxx

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Pukka Elderberry & Echinacea with Elderflower Tea

While writing this I’m sipping the last tea from my Pukka tea box. After purchasing it while on holiday I’ve been really enjoying drinking it. It’s a lovely pick me up and I found making it really nice for any time of the day.

Each box comes with 20 sachets and each tea bag can be used for two cups of tea. The taste is surprisingly fruity and also deeply comforting. The flavour is very authentic using organic fruits.

It makes a wonderful change from the usual cup of tea. At £2.39 it’s quite reasonably priced. While I was in a health shop buying this I noticed lots of other interesting flavours. The Pukka brand has really won me over and I will most definitely be repurchasing and also trying all the other flavours.

I’m currently in the process of finding local stockists. I imagine though many supermarkets might stock some of the brand. It you fancy finding out more about Pukka click this link here

Do you drink fruit tea? Have you heard of Pukka? Xx

Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Sunday Post | Rainy, Hot Chocolate and Current Reads.

Hey there! I don’t know about you but near where I live it’s been raining all morning. Todays post is a insight into what I’ve been up to today and a little bit about my top summer reads.

I ventured out to meet up with friends this morning. We had a catch up in an arty little town near where I live. I had a lovely hot chocolate (with marshmallows and cream!). Beforehand I had a wander round a little vintage market which I quite enjoyed. 

This afternoon I’ve been editing some of my photography from this morning. I had taken some documentary type shots from the market. Later I plan on doing a bit of a jigsaw which I started this week.

This summer I’ve been reading Sarra Mannings ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’, Jane Costellos ‘All the Single Ladies’, Rainbow Rowells ‘Fangirl’ and I’ve just started reading Miranda Harts ‘Is It Just Me?’. They were pretty good reads my favourite being All the Single Ladies. I loved the authors humour and it’s a lovely light fun book.

My Goodreads account is (Link!) if you would like to add me! That would be lovely. I write reviews of most of the books I read on there.

What have you been doing this Sunday? Have you been reading any good books? Xx

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Primark, New Look, Dorothy Perkins etc Haul

I don’t normally buy lots of things in one go these days but a couple of my friends and I went shopping after getting money from our Birthdays. But I also added two things from another shopping trip.

I was seriously impressed with some of the Primark stock when I went in. Somedays I stroll in and things look a bit naff. They had some beautiful basic pieces and there was a pretty awesome sale too.

I know with my own experience it’s easy to go nuts when browsing in Primark. I ended up spending £31.50 and came out with some pieces which would be really valuable in my wardrobe.

I also went into New Look and bought a winter jumper in the sale, perfect for cold nights to snuggle up in. I had a quick browse in a sports shop and came out with a beautiful lilac hoody – ideal for my yoga sessions.

I bought a few other bits and bobs but without further ado, heres what I bought........


Green sports style tee SALE £3.00 (originally £8.00)
Sports luxe tee in navy £5.00
Short sleeve knit tee X 3 in different colours (£5.00 each)
Stretch cami vest X 3 in different colours (£2.00 each)
Elastic bobbles £1.00
Pink super cosy slippers £2.50

New Look

Neon pom pom scarf SALE £2.00 (originally £9.99)
Super cosy check jumper SALE £12.00 (originally £24.99)

JD Sports 

Lilac hoody £20.00

Dorothy Perkins

Light green feather tee SALE £7.00 (£12 originally estimate)


Eye shadow applicators £0.79

Which pieces do you like? Have you been shopping in the sales too? Xxx

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Danby, North York Moors Break

In the month of June my family & I went for a break in the countryside. We stayed at a wonderful cottage. We were lucky with the weather and had some fantastic barbeques and summer salads.

I really enjoyed doing nothing much. Reading magazines, taking photos, having nice meals and playing tennis were all on the agenda. We also visited the Danby Moors Centre where we looked round the art gallery and had a snack in the cafe.

I had a look round the local health shop where they stock makeup, beauty and organic food. I loved browsing the shelves and picking out treats to take home with me. My previous blog post includes items I bought. I also bought some mini chocolates for friends souvenirs.

The cottage we stayed at with lovely and scenic. They kept horses and other farm animals which were great for taking photos. In the evenings we watched films together and I read a book I had taken with me called FanGirl by Rainbow Rowell.

It was nice to spend time with family and have a chill out. Overall the holiday was really nice. I recommend quite countryside breaks to anyone, there great for unwinding and relaxing.

Have you been anywhere nice over the summer? Did you like my holiday snaps? Xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Holiday Danby Health Shop Haul

Pukka Elderberry & Echinacea with Elderflower tea £2.39 (buy)

Faith In Nature Grapefruit & Orange Shower Gel & Foam Bath £5.60 (buy)

Faith In Nature 3-in-1 Facial Wipes (25pk) £3.25 (buy)

All the items here are purchased from a Health Shop in Danby, North York Moors. It’s a lovely little shop with very helpful and friendly staff. We go every year to stay in a cottage in Danby and the health shop isn’t too far away.

I will be doing a separate blogpost on my holiday. This blogpost is a quick show and tell of what I bought. Full reviews coming up in the near future.

I have been really getting into trying different teas. The ladies at the health shop gave me a bag of samples and these included tea bag samples as well as beauty samples. I was so chuffed with this, and it all came in a tote bag too!

I picked out a elderberry tea as this sounded lovely. So far I am delighted with it, it tastes so good! The shower gel I bought is such a sharp citrus scent and wakes me up in the shower. The Faith in Nature wipes have come in handy and they are so gentle on the skin.

Do you like what I've bought? Have you tried fruit tea before?