A Few Of My August Favourites

So what is on the agenda for this month? Well I have been trying a fair amount of different products from ranges but I think I have a new addiction to the beauty products from And Other Stories. The And Other Stories store opened in Manchester a couple of months back and I decided to properly have a look inside. 

I have already heard a great deal about it from other bloggers, Youtubers and Instagramers - personally I just thought it was going to be another one of those overpriced minimalist stores that are all the trend nowadays where you practically need a mortgage just for buying a t-shirt or a pair of jeans. 

Despite them having some actually lovely sleek pieces in store I also managed to find my way to the beauty product section and I have a jolly wonderful time trying out everything.

I ended up purchasing four things to try which include the Devore cleansing lotion, Natte Anti-stress Seeping masque plus both the Punk Bouquet hand lotion and body spray which are my favourites. The And Other Stories beauty range is not tested on animals thankfully although it being 100% vegan friendly may differ. 



The gorgeous 'Body pudding' body cream from the new Zoella Beauty range for just £8.00 is deliciously thick, with tiny pink beads embedded making it resemble sprinkles in an ice cream pot!

With a splash of elderflower and pomegranate this cream gives you such beautiful skin after it has been massaged in. It's lovely to use and I just think the smell is delicious.

And Other Stories hand lotion in 'Punk Bouquet' is an absolute god send for me - I think I've used almost all of it by now. Due to a skin condition I get with my hands and with the job I do I can get really dry hands. 

But the scent in general with frothy vanilla, tiger orchid and lotus is a heavenly mixture.The macadamia oil in this gives your skin a luxurious feel and there is sweet almond oil inside too for a booster in the vitamin E department and leaves your hands extra soft. I love it!

Now NYX brought out their new 'Professional Total Control Drop Foundation' around a month ago, I was fairly interested in trying it out as I have quite a large handful of their products already. I was impressed by the large amount of shades NYX had from pale tones to darker ones and I thought this was a good step within the make up industry to finally start catering to all shades. 

So I gave it a try and the applicator is a dropper-tipped shades (almost resembling a medicine bottle). I found the application quite easy enough because I do use a blender for my foundation anyway but this may not suit everyone's tastes. However the in the product's name "Control Drop" should give it away immediately that this isn't your regular foundation. 

As for the formula I found that it was incredibly runny,  I will be honest by saying I wasn't taken at first but the more I continued to use this product it became easier once I figured out how to properly deal with it in my own way. 

I do love the velvet matte finish it gives, it comes across as very natural looking too and the formula is extremely lightweight too. It does not leave your skin cakey or heavy either which is always a plus when it comes to foundation.

However you need more than 4-5 drops to get the full coverage. The bottle is fairly small for the amount you pay for though and I do think you should get more for £14. 




The 'Devore cleansing lotion' is quite small and the way it all comes out reminds me of hair dye bottles at the most. The product itself is very milky, smooth with a tint of hazel leaf but it does an excellent job at purifying your skin and removing all the excess day's grime. 

As for 'Natte Anti-stress sleeping masque' I find that it's lovely to pop on after a nice shower before bed, it's extremely moisturising and a good boost as an overnight mask.

The product contains arginine and a touch of oat to help relax the skin and give you a much more radiant look in the morning. I only use this product every now and again not so much everyday due to not wanting to clog my pores too much. So far I find that it's quite decent. 


Primark have been upping their game recently as well and almost every blogger knows this nowadays. 

Primark has been catering to everyone of all ages from their wide range of Disney products, the unicorn and mermaid fad, copper homeware which is very blogger tier and all the other latest on trend pieces that are out there these days. 

Its just that Primark does everything for a much cheaper price however compared to other stores where the most simple items can amount to a small fortune. 

But I found that within Primark's beauty section they are now doing many other new things I have never seen Primark sell before. These include body oils, face masks, hair masks and foot care products. While everything was incredibly enticing I decided to just leave it off for now and I ended up buying this 'Sleep, Pillow and Body spray' from their new collection. 

It's actually really refreshing! You give your pillows in bed a quick squirt and it leaves them smelling lovely. It's nice to snuggle down in bed and fall asleep with a long-lasting floral scent under your nose. I will be going back for more Primark beauty products very soon! 

As for the And Other Stories body spray in 'Punk Bouquet' it was a favourite from the get go when I had a quick squirt of it while I was stood inside the shop. It's a very light scent with tiger orchid and a tad of dewy lotus flower added in for good measure. There is a spark of almond too and tangerine. It's such a beautiful scent!




What beauty products have you got on the agenda for this month? Have you been raving over a particular beauty range like me too? If so please share!

XO

The New Zoella Jelly & Gelato Collection!


So by now I am assuming most of you have already found out about the new Zoella Jelly & Gelato collection Zoella released a week ago? If not then where have you been!

Products from the new collection have already been scattered everywhere on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Snapchat which of course is to be expected in this day and age. 

But honestly though her Jelly & Gelato products are totally gorgeous from the pretty packaging design with the lovely splash of pastel and gold mingled together for that beautiful summery mixture.

To the actual product themselves which I have been using and I am being honest by saying that they smell absolutely amazing! 

So far I think this range and her previous one Sweet Inspirations have been total hits as they have both been introduced so beautifully in their packaging and have smelt brilliant. Inspired by fruity jelly sweeties and lovely gelato, I would say that this collection is perfect for summer. 

Also everything is animal cruelty free and nothing has ever been tested on animals from Zoella beauty which makes me love her even more!



The gorgeous 'Body pudding' body cream for just £8.00 is deliciously thick with tiny little pink beads embedded making it appear like sprinkles! 

It contains the scent of elderflower and pomegranate alas giving you beautiful skin after it is massaged into the skin. It's lovely to use and I just think the smell is heavenly.


I immediately had first dips on the shower shake as I saw it on Instagram and I knew I just needed it. It's so cute! I love how it's in the shape of a straw popping out at the top too! I just think it's really unusual yet so trendy. 

The scent is extremely fruity with citrus undertones and leaves you feeling refreshed after a good scrub for just £6.99!


The Gelat' Eau body mist is £8.00 and is also very fruity - I can only describe it being as if you were to squirt an entire pack of Starburst on yourself. It is quite a prominent scent but it isn't sickly though. 

Again it is mostly citrusy as well but it does have a dash of elderflower jelly undertones plus some rich cream added in it too. 

It's lovely for just throwing on when you're off out on a hot day! 


So far these are some of the products I have purchased from the Jelly and Gelato collection which is available now on the Superdrug website, instore and in at FeelUnique

There is plenty of other items too but these are just what interested me the most and I felt that I wanted to share them! 

What do you all think of Zoella's gorgeous new collection? Will you purchase anything too?



XO

What I Wore: The Little Blue Dress



So this is probably my first outfit post! I usually define my style as incredibly feminine with perhaps a vintage twist and classic feel. I do enjoy my Adidas kicks, a pair of tight black jeans and a cute baggy top on from time to time too. 

But when I get the chance I love to go all out and dress as pretty as possible! I am really loving lace and all these beautiful ruffles at the moment too, I continue to see them pop up each time I head on to Instagram or in stores. You can never have enough ruffle and lace in my opinion anyway! 

The fabric is woven with broderie anglaise too with at least three layers of frills,  a frilly front and back too, the waist is gathered seam and the skirt flared with lining included. 

I had my eye on this gorgeous blue dress from H&M and I thought it would be perfect for this summer. It's baby blue which is a colour I don't own as much so I thought the switch from my usual white and black was a change.

A good one though! I'm glad I did buy it because this dress as received so many compliments. It was a little pricey... but it is a dress which would look lovely on occasions too as well as the odd sunny day out.

Plus the quality is fairly decent too and I would rather pay for a dress which compliments my style, rather than a cheaper dress that miss the mark and fall apart in the wash after the first wear. 

The sizing for this dress only goes from S/M and M/L so I would advice anyone around a size 10/12 to just go for the smaller size because it's incredibly loose. It's like a tent! Its super loose and comfy though which is a bonus! 

The cut is just up my street too which lands just above the knee - I'm 5'8 and for me it feels perfectly fine. I love how the ruffles on the shoulders look when wearing the dress as it makes me feel like I am being whizzed away to Wonderland... it feels classical and cute



To finish off I paired the dress with these black double strap shoes from ASOS which gives the outfit a slightly dolly but retro kind of vibe. I added my trusty pink watch on too (I never go anywhere without it!) and topped the look off with my cat eye leopard sunglasses. 

I like to imagine this look stirs in the cutesy direction but with a grown up appeal applied to it as well. I am all for dolly and adorable but I don't like to overdo it too much. 

However I am pleased with this first outfit post! 



Dress: H&M
Bag: Ted Baker
Shoes: ASOS
Sunglasses: Oliver Bonas
Watch: Olivia Burton


XO

Featuring 'Classic Petite' Daniel Wellington's New Collection!


I am very pleased to announce that the beloved and well known watch brand Daniel Wellington has recently released their newest collection "Classic Petite" which is a gorgeous range of elegance you are able to wear daily on the go. 

Daniel Wellington was extremely kind enough to send me a beautiful Classic Petite Bondi watch in the rose gold edition. How amazing is that?! I would say pretty bloody amazing. 

I'm head over heels in love with it too! It's just stunning and I have been wearing it ever since I received it. 

I adore how it has a timeless appeal to it but the rose gold brings the watch into modern day. 

The Classic Petite Bondi comes in the colours rose gold and silver however I ended up going with the rose gold. For those who read my blog you all probably know I am just obsessed with rose gold and couldn't pass up that opportunity! 

It's very delicate and tiny which is what I treasure about this watch as it is simply just enough and not one of those huge bulky watches. 

The smaller the better in my opinion when it comes to watches - plus I think the sizing makes it very stylish as does the colour white that meshes perfectly with the rose gold. The white gives the watch a fresh appearance and since the collection was released this summer - personally though I think it's the best colour scheme





In terms of the quality I find that the watch is excellent with an extremely firm band and buckle with loops through without struggle. I also find it very endearing to see the "DW" engraved there too. It's just a sweet little personal touch. 

The strap is genuine leather as well so I expect great wear out of this watch and I hope that the white doesn't peel within time too quickly. I have had other watches before today and they have gone really quickly on me or the strap has eroded after a few wears which is no good. So only time will tell with the new Classic Petit Bondi watch. 

It works perfectly fine as well and I have had no trouble when it came to operating the watch. 

So far so good! 






For those reading who are interesting and would like their very own Classic Petit Bondi watch you are able to get a discount of 15% by using "CHEYANNE15" but hurry! It only lasts until the 15th of July 2017. 

What are your thoughts on the new Classic Petit Bondi watches? Impressed? I most certainly am! 



XO