Saturday, 25 October 2014

Wanted: Winter Boots

It's that time of year again - welcome to my cold feet, winter boots! I love a good pair of boots, they're so cosy and there's so many out there that you can find to go with plenty of outfits! I like to have a pair of boots with a good grip on the bottom, perfect for when the paths start getting icy. It's also nice to have a pair that look classy and are great to go shopping in. And then there's the everyday type of boot - casual and pretty-looking!

1. H&M Knee-High Boots - £34.99
I fell in love with these as soon as I saw them and they have to be one of my favourite pairs that I picked out! They're suede and have a zip at the side; they look really sophisticated! 

2. Boohoo Whitney Suedette Pointed Block Chelsea Boot - £28.00
These plain casual boots are perfect for wearing everyday and would go with a variety of outfits. I'd probably wear these for college; they look comfy and I like the little added heel.

3. New Look Tan Faux Fur Lined Cross Strap Boots - £19.99
Ideally, I'd wear these in the snow as they're really similar to Ugg boots (and Ugg boots are the only shoes that keep my feet warm in the snow - wellies are awful!) I love boots that are lined with soft fur on the inside; they're incredibly comfy - and cute!

4. New Look Tan Faux Shearling Cuff Lace Up Block Heel Boots - £29.99
Another favourite pair that I picked out. I can't stop looking at these, they're absolutely stunning! If you have these, I'm incredibly jealous haha! I love the fact that they're lace up and have a fur cuff; you can also get these in black! I don't normally like wearing a heel during the day (even a small one) but I know that boots with a heel have become popular to wear these days - so I could possibly brave these for college!

5. H&M Ankle Boots - £29.99
Another pair with fur lining. I love tanned boots lately and these look incredibly comfy! They're similar to the second pair, but these look like they have more of a grip on the bottom, which is ideal for snow. They're also quite stretchy, so easy to just slip on.

6. New Look Black Leather Buckle Trim High Leg Boots - £64.99
Another classy pair that are incredibly attractive! Even though they're quite pricey (sadly because they're real leather) they drew me in straight away. I think every girl wants a pair of gorgeous black boots - but at the moment I can only dream haha!

It pains me to say that I probably won't be buying all of these, but a girl can dream! Maybe if I win the lottery or something ;)

Will you be investing in a new pair of winter boots?

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Big Fat No! BlanX White Shock Review

I've been searching high and low for a good, reasonably priced teeth whitening treatment for months now so when I saw this in Boots, I couldn't help but pick it up as I was eager to try it. My teeth aren't particularly 'Hollywood white', I wouldn't even say they're white at all; they're verging on yellow, which I absolutely hate! I've cut down on coffee, fizzy drinks and teeth staining food, but I've found that it hasn't made much of a difference. It makes me self conscious to smile! After seeing the BlanX White Shock toothpaste on the shelf in between the other more expensive products, I decided to give this a go as a sort of starter, as I didn't want to spend too much.

Not only do you get a whitening toothpaste, but you also get a blue LED light which you screw onto the end of the tube, which is a sort of accelerator to help whiten your teeth. The light activates when you take the cap off, which you then use by squeezing the toothpaste onto your toothbrush. It's supposed to "multiply the whitening action". The Actilux which is present in the toothpaste formula is meant to remain on your teeth throughout the day, without the substances that can harm your teeth and gums as it doesn't contain peroxide. Not only is it non-abrasive, but you can use it like a normal toothpaste, without worrying about it being harmful to the surface of your teeth.

It claims to brighten your smile by being activated by the natural light present during the day, which means that "the more you smile the whiter your teeth will be". The Actilux naturally helps whiten your teeth by removing bacteria, making them feel clean throughout the day.

Now after using this for two-three weeks, I don't entirely understand the fuss. The tube is only 50ml, therefore I'm nearly out of it already and for £7.50, I don't think I'll be purchasing it again as it hasn't made as much a difference as I'd hoped. The toothpaste doesn't seem to lather up much (which fools me into having to use more!) I also don't like to use it on its own as it doesn't feel like it cleans my teeth as much as a regular toothpaste does. I find the LED light a bit of a gimmick (it doesn't seem to make much of a difference - plus I don't see how a light can whiten your teeth?! I don't know.)

It may work for you, as I've seen positive reviews on this from other people, but for me it's a big fat no! It only seems to work after being applied - it definitely doesn't last all day!

Have you tried this? Let me know what you think.

Also, are there any whitening products that you could recommend that work absolutely amazingly well?! Haha, like the strips you can buy or even another toothpaste (one that I won't end up wasting my money on!)
Leave a comment below; I'd love to know!

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Autumn College OOTD: Ft. CelebLook*

T-Shirt, Jeans & Bag: H&M
Scarf & Shoes: Primark
Cardigan: CelebLook

I recently got the opportunity to pick something off of to review and now that it's getting colder, I decided to pick something thick and warm as I know that I'll wear it often these next few months. I incorporated it into this outfit of the day that I wore for college, alongside a plain white T, a pair of dark blue skinny jeans and a black leather bag from H&M. I also wore a cream scarf and my new black suede boots from Primark; I went for quite a plain, casual look as the cardigan's bold aztec print is the main focus of the outfit.

I love thick woolly knits in the autumn and winter time, as they're so cosy and manage to keep you snuggled up and warm throughout the day. I love the bold print on this cardigan and the neutral colours, which means it will go with a lot of outfits. It's really thick and loose, which means you don't have to worry when ordering online about the sizing.

On CelebLook, the sizing isn't that specific; most of their clothes range from small to large but they also have a plus size range too, meaning there are clothes to fit everybody! The clothes are reasonably priced and there a whole load to choose from; from pretty dresses to winter coats ready for the upcoming season.

A lot of their clothes are celebrity inspired (hence the name) and their autumn selection is jam-packed with oversized parkas, chunky knits and faux fur coats!


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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Gift Idea: The Body Shop White Musk

It was my birthday last week and I was lucky enough to receive something that I'd wanted for quite a while - some perfume from The Body Shop! I received this heart-shaped gift set (I'll definitely be keeping this box - I'll end up finding something to keep inside; I'm a pretty box hoarder!) It contains the White Musk Fragrance Mist, Body Lotion and Eau De Parfum.

I love a good gift set from The Body Shop; especially ones where you get the little loofah with a couple of mini bath/shower products! I love the musky scent to this and I've been using the eau de parfum for special occasions or nights out, as I find it's long lasting (I can still smell it hours later!) The fragrance mist is great for topping up during the day and the body lotion gives an all over lasting scent to the skin; it has a light formula and soaks into the skin really fast, so it's great to use in a morning (it also leaves your skin feeling incredibly silky!)

White Musk is described as being a 'sensual' fragrance, including notes of musk with rose, jasmine, amber, wood, lily, iris and vanilla. The fragrance is a classic scent from The Body Shop, making it one of its most popular perfumes (I can see why!) It's not too pricey and it would make a perfect gift for Christmas! (I think most girls would be happy with a Body Shop gift set to be honest!)

What's your favourite product/scent from The Body Shop?

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They have some great vouchers that will get you money off at The Body shop!

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