Friday, 17 October 2014


I got to thinking the other day about how we spend a lot of our time waiting. We wait in the queue when we're shopping. We wait for the alarm to go off when we wake up an extra 5 minutes early but can't bring ourselves to get out of bed. We wait for the clock to strike 5 when we've had a tiring day at work. We wait at home for that postman to deliver the parcel because we don't want to miss it. We wait for people to turn up. We wait for people to pick up the phone. 

Waiting isn't always such a bad thing though. Imagine what life would be like if we never had to wait for anything. There would be no pauses. There would be no anticipation. Life would be fast forwarded and we wouldn't appreciate things as much if we never had to wait for them.

I like to wait for cakes to bake in the oven as I love watching them rise. I like to wait for the next train to arrive when I'm doing several train changes because I don't have to rush and I can do a bit of window shopping. I like to wait for the next episode of my favourite TV series because it builds up anticipation and, quite frankly, I wouldn't have the time to catch up with it if it was on back to back. In fact, sometimes I wish I could just press the pause button on life whilst I gather my thoughts (and my belongings) before continuing on with the next thing. 

Don't ever sit around waiting for something that might never happen, don't wait to say something tomorrow when you can say it today, and don't wait around for someone who doesn't want to turn up. But there a lot of things in life that are worth waiting for.

Friday, 10 October 2014

GIVEAWAY: A Make-Up Bag With My Favourites

I initially intended to do my own giveaway a week or so after my first blog birthday but then stuff happened so I'm doing it now instead! Plus, this week has ended on a high so it'll be nice to spread some joy!

This giveaway will consist of one of my favourite make-up bags filled with a few of my favourite products. Everything in this giveaway, including the make-up bag, are things that I think highly of and enjoying using. I hope that the winner will love it all as much as I do.

The prize includes:
SewLomax Sweet On You make-up bag.
Superdrug Superfruits Exfoliating Mask.
Superdrug Strawberry Exfoliating Mark.
Simple Refreshing Facial Wash.
Bourjois Color Boost in Red Sunrise.
Bourjois Gel Nail Polish in Beige Distinction..

Terms & Conditions
Entries must be made via the Rafflecopter form below.
Open internationally.
This giveaway will run for 2 weeks.
There will be 1 winner.
Winner will be randomly selected within 7 days of the giveaway ending and must respond within 72 hours.
Entrants must follow my blog via bloglovin'. All other entries are optional.

Good luck! 
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Monday, 6 October 2014

Review: Zoella Beauty - Blissful Mistful Fragranced Body Mist

Most of you will have probably heard of Zoella Beauty by now but for those of you who haven't, this is a range of beauty products launched by the super successful blogger & Youtuber Zoe Sugg, better known as Zoella. Let's just take a moment to appreciate how extraordinary it is that a blogger has achieved so much!

When I first saw images of the range, I was in love with the design and packaging! The polka dots and colour palette keep it simple but cute. I initially thought that I wouldn't be making a purchase as I tend to be quite loyal to beauty products that I use since my skin is quite sensitive. I normally wait until other people with equally sensitive skin have tried it out first before I part with my money. However, when I saw that Zoe was releasing a body mist as part of her beauty range, I knew I had to have it because I adore body mists. 

So, I went onto Feelunique and made my purchase for the Blissful Mistful Fragranced Body Mist. What an adorable name! It was a bit of a blind purchase because the description online didn't give too much away as to what it would even smell like but a couple of bloggers who went to the launch night mentioned that it was a fresh floral scent.

I'm pleased to say that I love this! I knew I'd probably like it as I tend to like most fresh body mists but I had no idea I'd like it this much. It's a fresh fragrance that seems more expensive and sophisticated than your average body mist, which came as a pleasant surprise. To me, this smells like white florals with a crisp freshness that brings fields and the great outdoors to mind. In fact, when I first tried this out, I immediately thought of a fragrance that I had a couple of years ago called Wild Meadow by Kate Moss. It's been ages since I've used Wild Meadow but from what I can recall, the scent is so similar to Blissful Mistful, albeit a little stronger as it's an EDP whereas this is a body mist. I hope that at some stage, they'll release a list of the notes in Blissful Mistful as I'm really curious!

The scent stays pretty much the same throughout the entire duration, which is one of the many reasons why I like body mists so much, and it lasts for about 2 hours which is okay with me as I don't mind re-spritzing. That's the most I expect from a body mist anyway. I usually only use one spritz as I find that this is a little bit stronger than most body mists. It also contains Vitamin  E which I believe is good for conditioning the skin. 

At £8.00 for a 45ml bottle, I'd say that this is an affordable product and I'm glad that Zoe has created a range with such great prices. Now that I've tried out the body mist, I'm quite tempted by the candle if it smells anything like the mist!

You can buy Zoella Beauty products online at Feelunique and Superdrug
Have you bought any Zoella Beauty products?

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

New Things #8

Strawberry Laces Hand Gel (link here) - I carry anti-bacterial hand gels everywhere so when I saw this one, I just had to pick it up. I'm still in two minds about the scent as I was expecting it to be a fruity strawberry smell but it's a little different to that. It does smell like strawberries but it's more on the synthetic side however, I still prefer this to the strong chemical scents.

Green Tea Ice Cream - It might be the end of September but it's never too cold to try out something new. I've heard a lot of people go on about how much they love green tea ice-cream so I picked up a small pot when I was shopping. Unfortunately, it tasted like I was eating green tea powder. I'm not sure what I was expecting really...

DVD (link here) - In the hunt for a DVD to watch, I picked this one up. It's not something that I'd instantly go for as the trailer didn't really intice me much - all this "end of the world" business is a bit dull to me but nevertheless, I gave it a watch. I have to say, my concentration span when it comes to sitting down to watch a DVD is extremely low so my mind did float away at some parts but it was a good film.

Laundry Handwash Liquid (link here) - It has only recently occurred to me that a lot of clothing items that I own are supposed to be handwashed. Oops.... Who knew that you couldn't just chuck it all in the washing machine? I guess it does explain why my stuff gets old so quickly and torn apart. I'm not sure if I'll be religiously checking through every single label just yet though.

Card Games - These are both Happy Families card games. One of them is based on Frozen and the other is a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse one. These came free with a £40 shop at Morrison's and although I collected quite a few different card games over the weeks including Domino and Guess Who, these two are my favourite because Happy Families is such a good game. I can't believe I've never heard of it before!