Saturday, 15 March 2014

Liz Earle Body Wash Review

I've recently been using the Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash.  I would never normally consider buying a Liz Earle body wash as I assumed it would be quite expensive, but as with all of these things it came as part of a QVC pack.  It's actually a lot more affordable than I thought it would be, it's £12 for 200ml. Plus, the bottle has lasted me quite a while too.  This is well and truly on my re-purchase list.

The body wash is fairly thick and lathers up really well meaning that you don't need to use much. It smells really lovely (and leaves my bathroom smelling amazing for ages after a shower!). 

I've got quite sensitive skin and it's not reacted at all to this. In fact, it feels very natural on my skin.   Before I started using this I had been using up a lot of  Elemis body washes (also part of QVC deals!) and, yet again, Liz Earle has lived up to the same standards and my beloved Elemis.

Have you used this? What did you think?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Handbag Make Up

I thought I would share with you all my handbag make up bits and bobs today. I love seeing what everyone else uses day to day so I thought I would share my handbag favs.  I'm not very good at topping up my make up during the day but I always have a selection of these with me and the full lot when I have a date night after work!! 

 Stainiac Lip Tint, Super Shock Max Mascara (review here),  Maybelline Master Smoky Eye shadow Pencil,  Sephora Face Sheets, Mini Dandelion Lip Gloss,  LAQ & CO fat lip pencil.

My selection includes a brigh red lip colour, I love this for an immediate evening update to my makeup. Alternatively I use the mini lip stain and gloss for a more natural look. Rather than carrying around more than I need to in my already packed handbag (how does that happen?) I tend to use the stainiac for a top up of colour on my cheeks.

I picked up the sephora sheets when I was in America at the end of this year, these are a great handbag addition for me. They get rid of any shine and I think really freshen up makeup.

Finally my fav mascara and eyeliner. A top up of mascara always makes me feel ready to face the world. Complemented with a little brown eyeliner to (hopefully) make my blue eyes stand out.

I had to share this makeup bag with you, I love it.  I think it looks a wee bit retro and I love how it opens right up at the top so that you can see everything inside. Plus, It makes me feel super glam carrying my make up in it. It's not the most compact bag but I love the look...hmmmmmmm, this logic may also explane why my handbag is always so packed! Unfortunately I didn't also get to enjoy the first class flight that the bag came from, but I do have some generous relatives who donated to to me.


Sunday, 9 March 2014

A Wee Break


This weekend I got taken away for a LOVELY weekend in the Scottish country side. It was such a treat to be taken away. We had some amazing food, lovely views, a little snow and a few glasses of vino!

 One of my favorite parts about going away is picking my outfits for the weekend. I thought I would share with you what made it into my short list for the weekend.

Firstly my Mulberry and Hunters... I maintain these are practical (!) but also love the opportunity to wear them both at once and make the most of two great British brands in my eyes!  ....... even if they did make me look like a city girl dropped in the middle of the countryside!

During the day we spent most of the time checking out the local views & enjoying a few hours in front of the fire with the papers, magazines and a glass of red wine. BLISS  


My daytime outfit consisted off M&S leggings, white long vest from Primark under my Reiss T-shirt, I love this top!! I paired this all with my trusty Uggs, H&M tweed blazer, Micheal Kors rose gold watch & my tan bag.

For dinner we booked into the hotel restaurant which had good reviews. I took the opportunity to pack my glad rags. Well I actually packed two outfits but this is what I wore..

I picked up this dress from Primark this week, it was only £5!! I've not bought anything from Primark for ages but I fell in love with this dress. I think it looks much more expensive than £5... win win!

I paired this with black tights, a vintage black patent bag and my trusty Jimmy Choo heels. What do you think? I loved wearing this outfit, plus it's super comfy!


As a wee non clothing item we packed a bottle of prosecco to enjoy before dinner. Since there wasn't a fridge I put it into this cute little cooler!! It's far too cute not to share....