Thursday, 9 October 2014

Feel Unique Wishlist & Discount

Hello lovelies,

Feel Unique Wishlist

Feel Unique are celebrating their 9th birthday and as such, are celebrating with some pretty good discounts depending on how quick you get your order it there! Today (Thursday), they're offering a generous 15% off with the code BIRTHDAY15, you can get 9% off on Friday with the code BIRTHDAY9 and 6% off for those Saturday latecomers with the code BIRTHDAY6.

Above I've picked out a few bits and pieces I love from Feel Unique - a couple of them may have already fallen into my basket in a sneaky pre-payday order!

I constantly seem to be having a bad hair day at the moment, every time I step outside it's either bucketing it down or the air is so damp that my hair ends up looking like a frizzy flat mess. This should give me that oomph factor I'm looking for, whilst keeping my hair in place all day. What's even better is that the whole TIGI range is on 3 for 2 alongside the discount, perfect time to stock up if you're a TIGI regular. 

The amount of times I've picked this mask up in good old Marks & Sparks and put it back is ridiculous. I think £30.00 for a face mask is a lot to pay but all I've heard is praise for this little gem. Coming up to party season, I want something that's going to fight any blemishes but doesn't dry out my skin and gives it a bit of a boost.

The Benefit skincare set is just a mere £14.50 minus discount and contains an entire skincare regime - cleanser, toner, eye cream, two facial crams and an exfoliator - it's perfect to just throw in my overnight bag. I've never tried Benefit skincare before but again I've only heard good things, and I adore their packaging, it has such a unique retro look.

I'm actually thinking of getting these to add to my friends Christmas present. The Kermit duo includes the most beautiful pearlescent chromey-foil looking varnish I've ever witnessed, as well as a chunky glitter shade, these would get tonnes of use in the party season!

It's not often you get a discount on YSL, so I'm going to indulge myself. I've landed my dream job and I feel like it's time to treat myself, the only problem is using which shade I want. Le Rouge is such a classic red and teamed with a LBD, I'll feel a million dollars.

This fragrance isn't exactly seasonal but it reminds me of warm summer days, and was my fragrance of choice throughout early summer in France. I adore the fresh fruity undercurrents running through and whilst it may not get much use this season, it's one of those perfumes that I can't help but come back to. 

Will you being taking advantage of the Feel Unique discount?

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Monthly Favourites / September

Hello lovelies,

Another month has passed which calls for one thing only - rounding up my monthly favourites. September has been so warm and I haven't really broken out my Autumn skincare and makeup goodies yet, I can't wait to start investing in some berry-toned lipsticks.

Soap & Glory Mist You Madly Body Spray - £6.50
I adore this, I think body mists are such a great alternative for those days when you want something slightly lighter than perfume. I'm not great at describing scents but this comes across as a feminine musky floral fragrance with notes of blackcurrant, freesia and vanilla. It lasts for a couple of hours but I tend to sling it in my bag and spritz throughout the day to top it up.

The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter - £13.00
I have a Body Shop Body Butter obsession. I just can't get enough of them. The Moringa Body Butter is an intensive creamy butter, perfect for dry skin with a delicate floral fragrance. Whilst not being the quickest to absorb, I pop it on in the evening before bed and when I wake up, my skin feels soft and moisturised, whilst the scent lingers on.

No7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Revitalising Eye Balm - £12.00
Too many late nights and a freshers week too many left me with pesky dark circles and my normal eye cream just wasn't up to scratch. I apply this of an evening, let it sink in and then follow on with my normal skincare regime. I tend to apply a pea sized amount and besides being cooling, my eye bags are much brighter and less obvious. I don't think it's the miracle product that I'm searching for but it's a good'un.

What have you been loving in September?

Monday, 6 October 2014

Back to Uni / Study Tips

Hello lovelies,

Image Credit: weheartit

Having been back at uni for precisely a week, I'm trying to get myself into work mode whereby I spend the odd hour in the library working rather than in Coffee Revolution chatting. 

I don't have the best attention span, I get very easily distracted, it's so easy to start off researching what judge so and so said for me and then end up on Facebook or browsing the latest additions to Asos. It's a constant struggle sticking to study and whilst I start off with a timetabled plan, it all goes to pot and I end up having several more tea breaks than I originally intended. 

Despite all that, I'm in my final year at uni where it all counts, so I'm really having to get my head down and tackle those textbooks. Juggling work, my blog, having a social life and studying is somewhat a balancing act. Here are some of my tips that I plan on sticking to:

Make studying a habit
Try and stick to a routine every week, once you're in that routine you won't notice any difference. Whether you decide you study better in the evening than in the morning, make a plan and stick to it. With a busy schedule this can be hard but by making time now, when you come up to your exams, it will be fresh in your head and you'll be refreshing yourself, rather than learning from scratch. 

Make yourself a study plan
I don't know about you but I like to carve out what I'm doing and when. I love making a colour-coded study plan that meticulously details what I'm studying when. As part of my degree is French, I like to take bite-sized topics and I might say "okay, I'm learning immigration on Monday night and during my Tuesday morning study session, I'll have a look at forming the past historic tense" This makes learning so much more manageable and at the end of the week, I'll have a Sunday afternoon recap, you'll probably surprise yourself with how much you've retained as you haven't tried to cram it all in.

Take a break
There's no point studying all the time, you need to take breaks. There'll become a point where you can no longer absorb any more information and you end up getting everything mixed up. The way forward is to take regular breaks to refresh yourself and take a breather. For every hour, I schedule in 15 minutes to have a snack, a wander and a chat. I come back to my desk ready to work.

What are your top study tips?

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Review: L'Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner

Hello lovelies,

I'm currently going through a hair care phase where I want to try everything and one of those on the list to try was the Fibrology range from L'Oreal. I'm not one of those people whose truly loyal to one brand and I tend to pick up whatever takes my fancy. I feel that if I stick with the same shampoo and conditioner for too long, my hair becomes accustomed to it, and the conditioner weighs it down. New in my shower are the L'Oreal Fibrology Shampoo and Conditioner duo which I fully recommend if your hair is in need of a bit of a boost.

The L'Oreal Fibrology Thickening range has been created with fine flat hair in mind - my hair used to be quite thick but after years of heat treatment, it's quite fine but there's a lot of it, and it gets weighed down making my hair forever flat as a pancake. The L'Oreal Fibrology range aims to penetrate individual hair strands increasing the width of every strand. The general idea is that they use the same technology to repair cracked windscreens to repair hair from the inside out. Yes, it sounds weird but if it works, I'll take it.

Both products work magically - the shampoo lathers up beautifully leaving your hair feeling squeaky clean from root to tip without ripping the moisture out. The conditioner leaves your hair suprisingly hydrated and more then conditions my dip-dyed frazzled locks. My hair is left feeling soft and frizz-free, and strangely enough, feeling and looking fresher for longer. The volume and thickening aspect I can most definitely vouch for - it's said to have a cumulative affect so I can't wait to see the effects in a few weeks time.

L'Oreal Fibrology Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner 250ml are available from Superdrug for £1.47 (normally £2.99)

Have you tried anything from the Fibrology range?


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