Friday, 7 March 2014


I say dreaming of, I have already bought this handbag. And I'm still dreaming about it. *sigh*.

So a few posts back, I mentioned (subtly) how absolutely head over heels, heart pounding, throat thickening, in love I am/was with the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder cross-body bag in all its baby blue glory. I'm never usually one for a coloured bag - black seems to be my uniform nowadays - but when I saw THIS Zara gem and an absolute doppelgänger for the Phillip Lim beauty, I honestly couldn't resist. 

As soon as I saw this amazing dupe I knew it had to be mine within 10 minutes, which I'm aware sounds a little bit sad and like I'm a crazy, but I don't care. Admittedly it isn't leather and therefore in my mind I'm already dreading it falling apart a few years down the line after using it far too much (this is how in love with this handbag I am), but when a bag is this beautiful I cannot just walk away. End of. Especially when it's a fraction of the Phillip Lim price at £39.99.

Excellent work Zara, you've made my month already...and by the looks of your new collection you're going to be making my year (I can hear my bank balance crying already).


*image via Instagram here

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


products:   no7 protect & perfect day & night cream   |   no7 protect & perfect serum   |   weleda skin food   |   weleda one step cleanser & toner   |   weleda baby face cream   |   weleda lip balm

Slightly different tone on the blog, I'm aware. But, as I celebrated my birthday a few days ago, it sunk into my brain that suddenly I'm really old (20, shock horror!) and that now its time to crank up the skin care regime. 

A few months ago, in my old age (ha!) I noticed that underneath my eyes were beginning to look not so smooth and baby-like as they had done previously. My skin is something which I've always battled hard to maintain, having always suffered from dry, sensitive skin, bouts of eczema and in my teenage years, spots. There has always been a part of me that was dissatisfied with my skincare regime but over the past year or so I seem to have stumbled across my miracle products. Enter No7 and Weleda goodness...

I'm by no means an expert, but in my head it's always better to use 'defence as the best form of attack' and so a few months ago when I noticed that small lines under my eyes were beginning to develop, I decided that having heard a lot about the No7 skin range, I decided I would give it a shot and see if I noticed any difference. After a month or so of using the serum along with the day and night cream, I began to slowly notice these horrific lines beginning to fade...winner. Still using the products to this day, my lines are truly fading and I love it! AND with the No7 products being hypo-allergenic, the range was soothing on my sensitive skin and for once in my skincare regime, didn't lead to my skin flaring up and getting angry - even better!

However for hydration, I've been sucked into the Weleda spell for a while now. Skin Food is my go-to product when I have dry patches on my face or body. Loved by Victoria Beckham and Adele (must be good...) Skin Food is the hydrating moisturiser of them all. Weleda's Baby face cream is what I use when my skin is more sensitive, as it has all natural ingredients and is super kind to skin. All of Weleda's products are from natural sources and along with No7, Weleda is one of the only brands I know I can trust! Their One Step Cleanser & Toner is amazing and makes cleansing ridiculously quick, especially at the end of a long day, and the Lip Balm is a treat for chapped lips during winter!

All of these lovely products are available both online and in store at Boots.