Sunday, 16 July 2017

Review: Jewellery Box - 9ct Gold Flowers Pendant

Everyone loves a bit of jewellery, right? 

I was recently contacted by the people at Jewellery Box to review one of their beautiful pieces of jewellery. Jewellery Box specialises in beautiful real jewellery at costume jewellery prices. Who says that jewellery has to be expensive?

They offer a range of items including necklaces, charms, bracelets, and earrings. For those who love their rose gold pieces, they have an entire section devoted to this.

I was sent this beautiful crystal and rose gold necklace* and I couldn't be happier with it. The chain and the pendant outline itself are both 9ct yellow gold, whereas the pendant inner consists of a 2 rose gold flowers and 3 crystals. It is so delicate and intricate and I know it will be perfect for wearing out to dinner but subtle enough to wear on a day to day basis to work.

It came packaged in a brown box, tied up with brown string. Very old-school and very charming at the same time! It would be perfect as a gift for a loved for, or just as a treat for yourself of course!

If you're after affordable but beautiful fine jewellery, Jewellery Box is the place to go to.

Have you ever shopped at Jewellery Box? Let me know your favourite piece.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

A New Chapter + A Few Goals

Hello everyone. I have missed blogging so much but life has been super busy but I'm finally back (again). I can't wait to start dedicating a bit more time to my little corner of the web. So much has happened since I last blogged and I feel like a changed person. In the true spirit of a fresh start, I thought I'd share with you all a few of my goals for the next few months.

1) Get better at cooking. I love feeling fit and healthy. I enjoy exercise and I work out pretty much every day now but I am still learning about how best to nourish my body with food. I have a wonderful shelf full of healthy cook books that I have spent hours flicking through, but barely anytime actually creating any of it. 

2) Meet new people. I feel like I haven't spent much time getting out there recently and I'd love to meet more people and expand my social circle a bit more be it through blogging, attending more events, or signing up for classes that interest me.

3) Make the most of the weekends. I'll admit that I'm not very good at chilling out and relaxing so, what do I end up doing? Working. From now on, I'm going to find new places to go and new activities to try out and just generally enjoy more weekends a bit more.

4) Give more compliments. It's amazing how one compliment can brighten up someone's day. The best feeling of happiness is when you're happy because you've made someone else happy.

5) Strive towards a more simplistic lifestyle. Don't get me wrong, I won't be turning into a minimalist overnight but I'm inspired by minimilism and simplicity and I hope to replicate parts of that into both my lifestyle and my home. I love looking through Instagram to see all of these simplistic home decor ideas and clean lines.

I hope you've all enjoyed my returning post! Let me know what your goals are this year.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

IKEA lust list

1. Plant Pot (link here) - These are very popular all over the blogging world, used as make-up brush holders. I currently use a mug to store my make-up brushes but I'm desperately after one of these.

2. Chest of drawers (link here) - I love how clean white looks but when there is too much of it, it all looks a bit clinical. So this chest of drawers is perfect with the contrast from the oak-stained border.

3. Dressing table (link here) - I've had my eye on this one for a while now and I'm currently having a clearout of my bedroom so that I can get rid of my old desk and replace it with this beautiful dressing table. It's just one of those things that makes a bedroom feel that little bit more special.

4. Armchair (link here)- I am a big fan of grey sofas and the next best thing is an armchair to go with it. 

5. Serving stand (link here) - I'm in two minds as to whether I'd use this for serving canapes when guests are round or whether I'd keep it safely hidden away in my bedroom to use as storage. Either way, anything glass always looks good. 

6. Dining chair (link here) - I love the high back on this and the cushioned seat. I've never gotten used to the idea of sitting on an un-cushioned dining room chair.

7. Standing mirror (link here) - Every girl needs a full length standing mirror in her bedroom. This one is extra special as there are hooks on the back where you can hang tomorrow's outfit!

8. Cushion cover (link here) - Keeping with the theme for my love of grey, this would be a a cute little addition to my sofa.

9. Coffee table (link here) - This is such a beautiful colour and I love the fact that the top is glass although I'd be a little wary of using the actual see-through storage section in case it looked a bit messy. 

Happy Sunday everyone!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Review: Decléor - Aroma Confort Systeme Corps Moisturising Body Milk

When it comes to skincare, I rarely leave it to chance but if I am having a lazy skincare day, the one step that I will never let pass me by is moisturising. It is so important to lock in that moisture every day, especially after coming out of the shower as your skin can dry out quickly afterwards.

I have a love of body butters but when the weather starts to get a little warmer, I am always on the lookout for lighter options in the form of body lotions or body milks, just so my skin doesn't feel too heavy in the heat.

I was recently sent a bottle of Decléor Aroma Confort Systeme Corps Moisturising Body Milk* to try out, which couldn't have come at a better time as we are approaching Summer, although the weather is looking pretty dreary as I am sitting here typing. I must admit that although I am familiar with the Decléor name, I have never been familiar with their products as I don't believe they are easy to find on the high street. 

This product claims to give your skin a velvety smoothness due to its moisturising properties and its abilities to firm and elasticate the skin. Skin is then left softened at its surface layers and it is also left revitalised. 

First of all, I adore the subtle scent of this product. It just smells light and fresh, and it reminds me of old-school lotions when I was growing up, before everything started having perfumes and various smells added to it. Sometimes simple really is best and this gives my skin a very delicate scent that just makes me feel clean. 

I adore how light this feels and I can get dressed in no time without worrying about that sticky feeling from leftover residue on my skin. It glides over my skin and sinks in immediately but a little really does go a long way so you don't need to use a lot. 

Having used this on my body for over a month, I've really noticed a difference in how soft my legs have got and it is definitely worth keeping up, especially as Summer is just around the corner. Obviously this has been combined with an exfoliating regime as there is no point in slathering lotion on flaky skin! 

This is my Summer lotion and I have even been using it on my hands every morning before work as my hands tend to get quite dry. The pump makes it so easy and quick to dispense lotion and I only wish that more brands would add pumps to their body products. 

If you suffer from super dry skin then this product probably wouldn't work that well for you as it is a light body milk but, for anyone with normal skin this would be perfect. 

It's fresh, light, easy to apply, and makes my skin feel soft and supple. What's not to like?