Review: Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A year or so ago I tweeted about how awful my skin was, when Sanctuary Spa very kindly got in touch and offered to send me their 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask, of course I accepted!! Since then I've been meaning to review it, and I have finally got round to it! Side note, this is my first proper attend of a flat lay photo - how am I doing?!

Onto the review, the mask is said to be "Intensely purifying yet non-drying. This self-heating mask uses warmth to help open up pores so charcoal & kaolin clay can help draw out impurities from deep within the skin. Containing soothing & calming myrrh essential oils, the mask helps to remove excess oil to leave skin feeling purified, cleansed & silky-soft."

I don't know what it is, but there's something I love amount Clay or Mud masks and this is no exception! The texture of this mask is fairly thick which I love, and you can definitely feel the heating effect when you put it on! It seems to work brilliantly on my oily-type skin, pulling out all the impurities I have. It's not a pain to remove, I use a bit of warm water with a flannel, and afterwards my skin feels smooth and refreshed!

I would definitely recommend this to anyone with combination or oily skin to use once a week to give your skin a bit of a lift up!

A weekend in Plymouth

Saturday, 26 November 2016

A couple of weekends ago my Mum and I had a weekend away in Plymouth. Heading back to my fangirl days, Jay from The Wanted, or you may know him as the winner of last year's Strictly, was starring the main role in new musical - Big! The musical is based on the classic film BIG, starring Tom Hanks and Jay played 'big' Josh Baskin. Of course, being both mum and I's favourite celeb ever, we had to head down and support him!

Dungaree Dress

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Dungaree Dress, High Neck Top & Tights - Primark // Boots - Clarks // Bag - ASOS

What's that? An outfit post? Am I feeling ok?! It seems like forever since I've got myself in front of the camera for my blog. Outfit posts are always my favourite posts to read and are what drew me into blogging all those years ago, but I just find them SO hard to make!! I spend 80% of my days in Sports gear at Uni and unfortunately don't have the funds to buy loads of super cute outfits like I used to (sob). Nonetheless, I've given it a go today! It was certainly a struggle, especially with no tripod and poor university room lighting. I really need to invest in a good camera and maybe some lighting for these posts, so if you have any suggestions, please send them my way!

Now, onto the outfit. Following on with the poor university theme, this look is practically all Primark. I'd been after a cute dungaree dress for a while and just couldn't find one I liked, then I found this beauty in Primark!! I then picked up this high neck top, as I practically lived in my black one last year. I feel some more colours will need to be purchased soon! My mum picked me up some of the thick maybe-fleece-lined (?!) tights last week and oh. my. gosh. They are SO comfy!! I'm not a big tight/dress/skirt wearer because I prefer the comfort of trousers but these tights are a real game changer!! Finally I paired this look with my super comfy boots from Clarkes. I got these last year and I can tell they're going to be the kind of shoes I keep for years.

I know this post isn't the best of quality - I'll try and improve for my next and drag in some friends and family to take some snaps for me!

Christmas Gift Guide for Him under £20

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Beard Oil // Boxers  // Cap

Men? The hardest people to buy for. Unfortunately, my family is mostly men so I struggle with this issue very often! I feel like Men are a lot harder to buy 'safe' for too, but my best bets are boxers, or soapy-washy-well groomed stuff! What are your safest options for gifts for men?

Recipe: American Pancakes

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Today I come to you with a recipe, and a yummy one at that! I am totally kicking myself for not taking more photos when J and I made these American Pancakes a few weeks ago, I didn't even think about blogging about them at the time! Nonetheless, here is how you can make these beauties...

Romantic date ideas that wont break the bank

Saturday, 12 November 2016

There's nothing I love more than dates with Jamie, making memories is so important to me and I am so lucky to be able to do that. However, being a student without a constant income, I've had to think of a few date ideas which won't break the bank. Here are some of our favourites!

Christmas Gift Guide for her: Under £20

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

I have a love hate relationship with gift buying. I love it when I find the perfect gift for someone, but that doesn't happen very often!! When it comes to girls there are a few rules I like to go by. First is stationary - what girl doesn't love stationary?! I love desk pads, diaries, anything to help keep me organised. Secondly, homeware is another safe bet in my eyes - how cute is this cloudy light and cushion?! What are your 'safe buys' for girls christmas gifts?

Monthly Roundup: October

Thursday, 3 November 2016

October was a pretty eventful month for me. I went back to Uni for my second year, celebrated 2 years with Jamie, and partied lots in between! Have a look at the photos below to see how much fun I've had..

I dyed my hair pink-ish // I went out to the theatre with my mummy // Partying at the UEA freshers ball!
New year = new netball team! // celebratory cocktails // Two whole years with my very best friend
Halloweening // geography degree = maps // Dressed as an elephant for the Noahs Ark Netball social!

Now October is over, it's Christmas, Right?!

Winter Warmers Wishlist: Puffers

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

one // two // three // four // five

Every time winter comes around, it's inevitable that I find myself lusting over a new coat. This year I am loving the puffer jackets trend and after coming to terms with the cost of a North Face one, I've turned towards the high-street takes. How cosy do all of these look?!