Sunday, 27 May 2012

A Primark Bargain!

Hello my lovelies! I have recently picked up the cutest blazer in Primark. I have wanted a pink/peachy blazer for a long time now, and being a lover of Topshop and seeing their hefty price tags has made me want to cry, quite frankly. But finally, Primark have brought in this cute blazer, exactly like I wanted! Whats more, it was only a mere £15.... what. a. BARGAIN. 

Isn't it the most beautiful thing you've ever seen? I apologize for the shoddy photo quality, it is only taken on my Iphone, after all....

I've always wanted a decent blazer. I think you can wear a blazer in a variety of ways, and this pastel shade is perfect for the spring summer months. Here I am wearing it for my friends 18th birthday night out (i'm sure she wont mind the photo being on here haha!). I teamed it with a plain back body con tunic from Topshop and some plain back heels from George at Asda: it's a simple look, but I loved it!

Unfortunately, blog posts have been a bit bleak as of late. I've been posting rarely, but it's the run up to my A-Level exams and we have been having some looooooovely weather outside, so I have been a bit...... erm..... distracted. Anyway, the photo below is a quick OOTD I wore whilst chillin' in the sunshine :)

The patterned maxi skirt was made by my friends mum, so I literally borrowed this off my friend for free, woohoooo! I love it, its a nice floaty material but is sadly a bit too short for me. (I intend on purchasing a tall black Maxi Dress from Topshop to team with my new blazer, thoughts?) 

I've teamed the skirt with a black boob tube from Primark for a lovely £2.50, I do love a good bargain. Accessories i'm wearing some mirrored aviator shades, £1 from Primark again ;)
Im also wearing a chunky spiked bangle which i don't know if you can really make out, but that's from Topshop and i love love love it!

What have you been doing in all this sunshine? And do you love a good Primark bargain? I sure do!


Sunday, 13 May 2012

Soap and Glory Collection

Well, when I was looking in my bathroom it appeared I have a LOT of Soap and Glory Products, and the more I looked through my stuff, the more I found. This isn't everything unfortunately, I do have other bits and bats lurking around which I cannot find. But anyway, this is some of my Soap and Glory collection, all purchased from the mighty Boots.

I think I have tried the majority of their products to be totally honest, however I haven't yet delved into the make-up section due to lack of money. Anywho, i've split my little collection up into sections so I can tell you a little bit about each product! :)


Peaches and Clean- this is a cleanser, which I use with cotton wool pads to take all my makeup off after a longggggg day. Its such a yummy smell, and even managed to get rid of stubborn makeup, as well as leaving my skin feeling tight and soft.

Clean on Me and the Righteous Butter- Clean on Me is a body wash and Righteous Butter is a body butter, both with the same scent. These are perhaps the most popular S&G products, due to their fruity and long lasting smell.

Hands and Heels:

Hand Food- one of my favourite S&G products, I even have a few mini tubes as well floating around to put in my bags and for when I go on my jollys! Again, this one has the signature scent- deliciousssssss

Endless Glove- this one's a dry hand cream from the Spa collection, but it doesn't really smell of anything unfortunately! This one can also be used for feet, which is what I use it for. Leaves my feet feeling silky smooooooth!

Heel Genius- a lovely foot cream. I got this one at Christmas but being currently on with the Endless Glove bottle I haven't actually used it yet


Face, Soap and Clarity- this is a face scrub which is of a gel consistency, with little pink balls throughout it. I use it with Peaches and Clean, and again it contributes to the lovely soft skin after my night-time routine.

Scrub Your Nose in It- another face scrub which is thicker than FS&C, and also bright green! A bit different for the Soap and Glory products, but still it smells minty fresh!

Pulp Friction- this is in the new line of scents, and is perhaps my FAVOURITE S&G product ever. I use it on my legs mostly and I just love it. And also, being a big fan of the film Pulp Fiction, makes me love this product even more!


The Righteous Butter- well, having it in the pump bottle, I just had to have it in a bigger tub as well....

Flake Away- this one's the tub on the end with the legs on the picture, as the main label has peeled off. This one is a body scrub that I use when I have a bath, similar to the signature scent but I don't think its as yummy as Pulp Friction

Butter Yourself- this is body butter is in the same new scent as Pulp Friction, and therefore I just have to use them together!

Blueberry Thrill- this one's from the spa section, and I think it has got the most powerful and long lasting smell out of all the S&G products, it lasts for days. Literally.


Mist You Madly- this is one of the three body spray bottles that you can get from S&G, the other two are in a white bottle and a purple one: not sure of the names! This one smells very similar to the perfume, and I use them in combination with each other

Soap and Glory Perfume- love it. Amazing. And relatively cheap too!

I didn't know where these bad boys particularly sat with my other products so I've thrown them together!

Sit Tight- This is a lower body firming lotion, which tackles the cellulite-y bits on the thighs and buttocks that most girls don't like to admit they have. I strongly believe this cream actually works, and you have to sit down to activate it, in which it heats up your bottom. When I first started using this the heating lasted HOURS! It was truly marvellous.

Off Your Face- These are cleansing face wipes, I use them for a quick refresh when I haven't got much make-up on. If you have these, be careful putting them near your eyes. It stings. Beware.

Sexy Mother Pucker- This is the only product I don't particularly like that much. It smells delicious, but leaves a gloopy residue on the lips which I'm not keen on. But then again, I'm more of a lip balm and lipstick girl myself.

So, theres a few products from the might S&G range, which I love. Can you tell?

 Which S&G products are your favourites? Have you ever tried them? Also, if you've tried the makeup, which product is your fave?

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Charity Shops: the good, the bad and the ugly

There has recently been a boom in the amount of young people looking around charity shops. More and more people from the younger generations are now going charity shopping, and i'll admit it, i'm one of them! Charity shops can be full of vintagey clothing at amazing prices just waiting to be snapped up.

OXFAM and British Heart Foundation - image from

However, a lot of the charity shops nowadays are hit and miss: and i'll tell you why.

Firstly, they know what we're up to! Some charity shops are now hand-picking through their items and making a 'vintage' section in their shops. This may seem a good idea at first, but to my horror they are actually charging extremely HIGH prices for such items! To me, that defies the whole idea of going to a charity shop. I do not like it. At all.

My nearest city is Leeds, and as every other big city, it is full to the brim of charity shops. Unfortunately, these shops are also full of young girls such as myself looking for vintage buys. By the time I get chance to mooch around the city charity shops, all the unique items have been bought and everything tends to start looking the same.

So i'll provide you a solution for this problem: go to charity shops in small villages. Okay, lets be realistic, not every shop is going to have amazing clothes or retro bags, but every so often you can stumble upon an item which you instantly fall in love with.

And now, to prove to you that you CAN find amazing bargains in charity shops, here are two photos of my favourite bags. Whats more, the brown satchel was only 50p! 50P!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahhhhhh bargains do make me happy! 

Satchel - 50p at Salvation Army

Retro Chiltern bought by my friend!
So, do you go charity shopping? If so, where do you go? And which charity shops do you like going to? xxxxxx

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Bedroom Designs

The finished design!
It has been a few months now since I moved into my new house. Unfortunately, our family haven't had much money to decorate yet!

I love decorating rooms though; strolling around B&Q, picking up the Dulux and IKEA catalogues and immersing myself for hours in their pages, picking out the designs I like and day dreaming away. However, when money's a bit tight, there HAS to be an alternate option.

So I decided to do a bit of a creative centerpiece above my bed, to put me on until I have enough money to whip the paint brushes out again! I think that the finished look is lovely! I love The Beatles and music, so 'TAKE A SAD SONG AND MAKE IT BETTER' from 'Hey Jude' was definitely the right lyric for me. 

All I needed was some card, scissors and old magazines. My magazine of choice is Heat. Being a big fan of the gossipy mag means I have a LOT of old copies lying about the house. All I did was make letter templates with the card then cut the right letters out of the colourful and pretty advertisements in the mags. 

It is slightly time consuming though, but surely there is room in everyone's life for some arts and crafts every now and again! :)

So, if money is a bit sparse and you're looking for a cute way to personalize your bedroom space, why not try a bit of cutting and sticking?


Me sharing the love for my creation!