First Impressions: Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash

I was recently browsing the skincare aisle in my local Boots store when I came across the new launch from Garnier. Their Micellar cleansing waters are a big hit with me and many of my friends, my personal favourite being the oil infused water. When I saw this gel hybrid, I thought I had to give it a go, especially as I was on the lookout for a new cleanser. I alternate between my oil infused water and an oil cleanser which has now come to an end. As I have enjoyed using the rest of the range I decided to pick this up, especially as it was on offer!  Continue reading


Boots Ingredients Sheet Face Mask

I love sheet masks and they are becoming more and more popular amongst brands although they were few and far between when it came to ‘affordable’ skincare on the high street. Last year saw the release of the Moisutre Bomb sheet mask from Garnier which I have used numerous times and loved. Now we see the launch of Boots own brand of sheets masks and I have to say, they are pretty good!

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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

So, after an extended blogging break after Blogmas I’m back and planning for the year ahead which of course includes my blog! 2016 was a pretty okay year for me. I created this little space in the big sea of the blogging world, I got a promotion and I managed to save steadily throughout the year in preparation for buying a house. On the other hand, there was a massive change in my life when my boyfriend took a secondment to work in America for 18 months. But, all in all every down had a massive up. So, here’s looking forward to an even better 2017. 

In my 25 Before 25 post I listed 25 goals to reach before my 25th birthday this year. These in essence are my goals for the year and I haven’t really set myself any other resolutions. I don’t want to overwhelm myself with lots of goals as I feel I’ll be more likely to give up!

I could list an endless amount of resolutions or goals that I want to achieve but I don’t think having lists upon lists of how you want to change yourself this year is healthy for you. Constantly looking at them and thinking about the rules you set yourself can often make you unhappier. We shouldn’t stop ourselves from having fun and enjoying life just because on the 1st January we decided on eating healthily and saving money so therefore, we won’t be going to our friends birthday night out. Don’t lose you just because you’re caught up in your resolutions. I certainly won’t be! 

I hope 2017 brings you everything you have hoped and planned for. And I hope anything you have set out to achieve, you do. Here’s to achieving goals…. and drinking more water! 


Blogmas Day 24: Being Prepared for Sale Shopping

We’ve all been there, right? Hitting the January sales with high hopes of picking up some bargains. You leave fairly early and get to the car park. Oh, but it’s not the car park you reach first, it’s the 20 cars queuing for the car park in front of you that you meet first.  After a flustered 20 minute drive around the car park, you’re finally in a space on the 7th floor. After battling your way down the stairs you decide the plan of action is to hit your favourite store first. You get there, see rows and rows of marked down items surrounded by a sea of others scouring the rails. You try and look, only to be barged out of the way by someone with a better fishing technique than you. You leave, hot and bothered in your new scarf and hat you got for Christmas empty handed. Disappointed. This is how the rest of the shopping trip goes and after eating lunch (which you had to wait 30 minutes to be seated for) you leave. The car park costs a fortune and there’s now a queue to leave. Well, I’ve experienced this far too often when it comes to sales shopping, so here is my guide to hitting the sales after Christmas!
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Blogmas Day 23: 25 Before 25

Today is my 24th birthday, Happy Birthday to me! I have learnt a lot over the past year and it has well and truly flown by! I’m saving my ‘What I’ve Learnt’ post for next year, I feel I’ve still got more to come. Instead, I thought I would list 25 things I want to do before I reach 25 and in a year, I can look back and see if I achieved them. They may not sound much to some, but to me they are kind of achievable. I hope!  Continue reading


Blogmas Day 22: ASOS New Years Eve Edit

I have a love hate relationship with New Years Eve. I think that it can often be very over hyped and is a let down once it arrives! But, it is of course a good excuse to get dressed up (if you’re heading to a party or out with friends!). I have picked out my favorite pieces from ASOS that will be in my saved items waiting for me to decide what I’ll be doing this New Years Eve! I’d love to know which is your favourite item and what would make it past the saved items and to the checkout!
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Blogmas Day 20: Winter OOTD

I love being able to wrap up in the winter and wear lots of layers to keep warm (or try to anyway!). The temperature hasn’t really dropped too much where I’ve been, so it’s not felt overly cold. Only recently has it started to feel really crisp like back home. Therefore, my winter outfits haven’t been as bulky as they usually would. Here is what I decided to wear for a day out with my boyfriend! Continue reading


Blogmas Day 18: Homemade Crisps

I have been in the predicament before when by there are people coming over and I don’t have any crisps to have out for people to snack on. I love crisps and having them out when people are over (along with other snacks, of course!) is a necessity to me. I am going to share my homemade crisps recipe with you so you are never without crisps – everyone always has potatoes even if they don’t have crisps! You can of course tailor this recipe to your own tastes and can also make them as festive as you like with the flavoring!  Continue reading