30 September 2015

Autumn '15 Wish List

As I've just started University I'm pretty much broke at the moment, but a girl can still dream can't she! A new season means a new wardrobe and, with Autumn being my favourite season, I've been doing a lot of online 'window' shopping recently! Here's my wish list for Autumn '15:

1 - Topshop - Chicago Bears Sweatshirt by Tee and Cake
2 - Topshop - MOTO Washed Black Ripped Joni Jeans
3 - New Look - Black Faux Fur Trim Hooded Cape
4 - Urban Decay - Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette
5 - Topshop - Bounded Boots
6 - Michael Kors - Runway Rose Gold Watch with Lilac Face
7 - Maybelline - Creamy Matte Lipstick, Shade - Siren in Scarlet
8 - Eylure - Fleur de Force Lashes in 'Fleur Loves'
9 - ASOS - Dreamy Long Tee & Legging Pyjama Set

What's on your wish list at the moment?

Lucy x

29 September 2015

Event | The Olde Young Tea House Blogger's Meet Up

Last Sunday I was invited by the lovely ladies at The Olde Young Tea House to attend a blogger's meet up. After hearing that there was going to be drinks, cakes, a photo booth, the chance to meet new bloggers and have a catch up with the girls that I already know, I jumped at the chance! I've also been dying to visit this tea room as I've seen SO many pictures of their tea and cakes on Instagram!

On arrival we were greeted by a selection of drinks and cupcakes. It was hard picking which cupcake to try as they all looked so good but in the end I chose the Bueno cupcake. It was probably the best cake I've ever had!

I loved the whole shabby-chic look of the tea room, it just looks exactly like you'd want a tea room to look like. It's so cute and quaint. 

Everyone sat down at the tables and started to get to know each other. It was so lovely to meet new people as if there's one thing I've found out about blogger's, it's that everyone is so friendly!

Megan and Carli also set up a sparkly Photo Booth to break the ice and got people to go up in groups and get some snaps taken! 

I thought this was such a fun idea and we got some great pictures.

After our mini-photo shoot, we were treated to, of course, a cup of tea! 

There were a few different options but I opted for the 'Sleeping Beauty' tea. It's a green tea with rose petals (and lime, I think?!) and it was so yummy! 

Normally with green tea I can drink it but don't necessarily enjoy it, which is why I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed this tea and I will definitely be going back in the near future to buy some for myself.

I absolutely loved this event, I don't think a smile left my face the whole time I was there. It was so nice to meet some new faces and to catch up with some of the girls I already knew, I hope this will be the start of a few friendship's. 

If you're ever in Middlesbrough you've just got to visit The Olde Young Tea Room. The girls who work there are just so lovely (and stylish!!), it's the cutest tea room you'll ever visit and it's so 'Instagrammable', which is always a good thing! I'm so glad I've now discovered this tea room and I can't wait for my next visit!

Thanks again to Megan and Carli for a fab night. If you'd like to check out their blogs then I'll leave their links below.

Lucy x

11 September 2015

The Body Shop | Oils of Life Event

I was so excited to be kindly invited down to my local 'The Body Shop' store in Middlesbrough to attend their 'Oils of Life' launch event last week.

On arrival, we were greeted by a table full of non-alcohol grape fizz (which was actually really nice!), some bowls of grapes and a selection on Thornton's chocolates, mm!

 I was a little nervous at first with it being my first ever blogger's event but all the other bloggers who attended were so friendly and The Body Shop staff were so lovely, they told us a bit about the basics of the collection and then let us go off to explore the new products for ourselves. 

The 'Intensely Revitalising' Facial Oil was the first thing I picked up. It was explained to me that the oil sort of works like a primer, if you put it on before your make-up it gives the perfect base for a flawless finish! What I love about this product is that it will soak into your skin and carry on working throughout the day, where as a primer is thicker and stays as more of an extra layer on your skin meaning that your pores might get clogged more easily. You can also use it as a moisturiser on a night and let all the goodness soak in overnight.

We also each got given a sample of the Oils of Life 'Intensely Revitalising' Gel Cream. After using this for myself I've found pros and cons to it. For the pros, I love the texture as it feels really light and fresh on application and a little bit goes a long way. The smell is something that I found a bit overpowering at first, however I have gotten used to it and don't mind it so much now. For the cons, I applied it before going to bed and the next day about half way through the day, I looked in the mirror at work and saw that my face looked pretty shiny! I have combination skin (but more on the dry side) so didn't have any powder with me to top up as I don't usually need to! So if you have oily skin then this product might not be for you.

We also were introduced to the 'Spa of the World' range.

 I absolutely love the names of the new collections as they sound so pure and natural which reflects the products perfectly! The Spa of the World collection included body scrubs, creams, massage oils and (the most intriguing) body clay! 

The scrubs and creams are held in a very generously sized tub, meaning you'll definitely be getting your money's worth. I just loved the whole range's look to be honest, it had a very polished, sleek and high-end look! Pretty different to anything The Body Shop has done before. The products come under a few different categories; Blissful Ritual, Revitalising Ritual and Relaxing Ritual. This is very helpful when choosing which product is for you.

Overall I really like The Body Shop's new ranges 'Oils of Life' and 'Spa of the World'. They're a bit more pricey than their previous products but I'd definitely say you'd be getting your money's worth!

I also picked up a few items for myself while I was there. The Body Shop were kind enough to give me a special code so that if I spent £25 I got £10 off, meaning that I got £25 worth of products for £15! I got two hand creams in the scents pink grapefruit and shea, some peppermint scented 'foot rescue' cream and something I've been dying to get for a while, the body sorbet in virgin mojito. It smells sooooo good!

I'm also happy to say that you can get in on this deal too! The code that The Body Shop gave me can also be used by my readers! All you have to do is give them the code '14320' and say that you got the code from this blog at the counter.*

Have you tried anything from The Body Shop's new range? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!

Lucy x

*Terms and Conditions apply and unfortunately the code cannot be used on the new range.

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