July Must Haves

July favourites

July has completely flown by and I can’t believe it is August already?! I’ve had a pretty busy month, and if you are a regular reader or you follow me on Instagram, you will know I have been trying to balance blogging with, day trips, BBQs, nights out, concerts and busy days at work – no wonder this month has whizzed by! Anyway, today I’m sharing with you my July Must Haves.Continue Reading . . .

May Must Haves

May Must Haves
Oh my god, how is it the end of May already?! This year is just flying by! Well as it is the end of the month, it is time to resurrect my Monthly Must Haves. So without further ado, these are the fab items that I have been loving this month!


haircare favourites

I have just bought my third lot of the L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology shampoo and conditioner, so it is safe to say I am loving them. My hair is already very thick, but I often feel I need a bit of a boost at my roots. This fab duo leaves my hair smelling great and feeling thicker and bouncier. Even my boyfriend has commented that his hair feels thicker!

I have also been loving the Aussie Miracle Recharge Conditioning Spray to keep my hair from getting dry and horrible. I have reviewed this bad boy for a guest post on Parie’s blog, Class and Glitter, which should be up very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for some haircare tips!

Makeup bag Essentials

Makeup Bag Favourites

Let’s first of all start with this beauty of a makeup bag from Primark. I love tribal prints and the monochrome fabric with the pop of bright yellow on the zip is summertime perfection for me. My current makeup bag needed an update and this one was calling out to me!

My lips always seem to get quite dry, and certain lipsticks make it worse, particularly matte finishes (sob), so my must have lip product is LUSH’s lip scrub. They come in a variety of flavours, but my fave is Mint Julips which is just like mint choc chip…yum! I have reviewed this before, so definitely check it out if you are considering popping this is your shopping basket.

Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Mascara could actually be my all time favourite mascara. Bold claim, I know. But this stuff works wonders! I did try Roller Lash when it came out, and if I’m honest, it didn’t really do it for me. A lot of people have said this baby is a great dupe for Roller Lash, but I actually think it is much better, plus it half the price. My lashes look so full and long that people have asked me if I am wearing false lashes!

Primark Fashion Nails

I’ve mentioned Primark’s £1 stick on nails before, but they have lots of super cute summer time patterns in store at the moment, I just couldn’t resist the little flaminigos and pastel icecream cones! They are the perfect way to jazz up an outfit if you don’t have time for a full mani. They are so easy to apply and they last for a good couple of days before they start to ping off.


Pure Chimp Super Body Cream

I’m a huge fan of Purechimp products after trying out their Super Face Cream. Their products are completely natural and so they are ideal for those who have sensitive skin. Since I loved the face cream so much, I decided to purchase the body cream too. I’ve been stressed a lot at work recently, and this causes a dermatitis flare up (sorry if this is TMI!) on my elbows and fingers. This is really itchy and sore and can lead to my skin cracking and peeling. This fantastic cream can help to stop the rash plus it heals the cracked skin really fast. To put this into perspective, I had been applying a really rich hand cream to my sore fingers three or four times a day and was having no luck relieving it. I put this cream on once and the itching and soreness was gone overnight and within a few days it had healed. My sister gets the same thing and this is the only product that helps her out too. This really is a miracle cream if you suffer from skin allergies, I can’t recommend it enough.


Keri Smith Wreck This Journal

I recently won a copy of Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal in a blog giveaway and I was so excited because I have wanted to get it for ages! The moment it came through the letterbox I began flicking through the pages looking at all the different ways I will be destroying it. I have already completed a few of the pages and once it is finished I will write a post showing you what I have done! I really recommend this for anyone who likes to be a bit creative – or destructive! It would make a fantastic present as well.

What are your Must Have products? Have you tried any of mine?

October Must Haves – Halloween special

Halloween party wishlist

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It’s time for my monthly Must Haves post  and as Halloween is just around the corner now and most of us will be throwing/attending parties or heading out in spooky fancy dress. So this month, I thought that I would put together a few items that I think are amazing additions to your Halloween outfit. Hope you enjoy!

I adore this dress! It absolutely screams sexy vampire to me, but you could use wear it as a naughty devil or glam witch outfit too. This is the kind of dress that you can carry on wearing after Halloween has long gone – I’m thinking Christmas party season or even Valentine’s day!

If ever there was a time for nail art, Halloween is it. But we are busy girls and not all of us have time time to literally watch paint dry. So for girls on the go, I really recommend stick on nails so all the hard work is done for you. They are easy to put on and you can literally do it 5 or 10 minutes before you head out the door. I love the design of these House of Holland nails and think they are a great addition to any fancy dress outfit.

Violent Lips The Leopard from Selfridges, £10

Halloween is the time to go absolutely wild with your makeup and what could be wilder than this fierce lip transfer?! If you don’t want to spend a fortune on fancy dress, then the lip transfers and some eyeliner whiskers can create an outfit in an instant.

A black lipstick is pretty much a Halloween essential, but there is no need to spend a fortune when every blogger’s favourite budget brand are offering up a suitable shade for just £1 – you really can’t go wrong.

Halloween Lips Clutch from ASOS, £20

I love this Lulu Guinness inspired clutch bag so much and for just £20 I think it is an absolute steal. This is the perfect accessory for vampire costumes.

If you don’t want to go all out, but want to add a touch of Halloween to your outfit, these River Island leggings are perfect. The spider web print actually glows in the dark which is pretty cool! Just a touch of spooky without going all in.

What will you be wearing for Halloween? Which of these would you most like to get your hands on!

August Must Haves

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So with August coming to a close it is time for my August Must Haves. It has been so difficult to narrow my wishlist down to just six items, but I am definitely going to purchase all of these in the next few weeks to see me through the autumn season. So here we go…

With the weather starting to turn cooler it is time to invest in a new moisturiser. I have heard great things about the Enzymion moisturiser from LUSH, so now is the perfect opportunity to try out this moisturiser that is suitable for oily skin like mine.
I LOVE this blanket cardigan from New Look, firstly because it is burgandy, my favourite autumn colour and it also looks so cosy to wear. I’d wear this belted with a plain top and jeans or leggings for a casual autumn look.
My hair is looking a little bit worse for wear at the moment. It is in need of a good cut and some TLC. This hair masque by Charles Worthington has had some very good reviews so I am looking forward to seeing if it can nourish my dry and knotty ends.
I am looking for a new bag to use for work after the strap on my Michael Kors bag broke and I love this smart backpack. The colours are perfect for autumn, anything oxblood is a sure win in my books.
I have got my six MAC empties at the ready and I can’t wait to visit my local MAC counter to trade them in for this gorgeous shade. I love a berry lip in the autumn so this is one lippy I have been dying to get my hands on.
These ankle boots are just beautiful and I am hoping to get them for myself as a little birthday treat. I think that I will pretty much live in these boots through autumn and winter as they will go with everything.
What is on your wishlist right now? What do you think of my August Must Haves?