& Other Stories sale bargains

I've bought a few bits and pieces from the & Other Stories makeup and body care section before, and I've loved everything I've tried so far. So when I saw they had a sale on, I couldn't resist treating myself to some new things. I went for two shimmery lipglosses and a super shimmery eyeshadow.


Elizabeth Arden Base and Lips

I've never bougt anything from Elizabeth Arden before, but I had a £50 to spend in Debenhams and after chatting to the lady on the counter I knew I had to get my hands on these two beauties. I love the luxury feeling of the packaging, it's completely unnecessary, but it just makes the products feel so special. The quality of the actual products is also noticeably better than cheaper alternatives, making them so worth the hefty price tag.


Zuzka organic skincare giveaway!

So after a massive mix up with the delivery of my sample of the precious oil a few weeks ago, I've ended up with two. I've been really enjoying using the oil as part of my skincare routine, and I find applying four drops before I go to bed really helps to keep my skin soft and hydrated while also keeping spots at bay!

As I have an extra bottle, I thought I might as well give one away to you guys so you can try it for yourself! I've had quite a few comments on my review of the oil about wanting to try it out so now you can :) All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below. Rules are as they always are on my blog, you must be over the age of 16 (or have your parent/guardian's permission) and be a UK resident.

I promise someday soon I will have an international giveaway, but right now with only a small student loan to live off of, I can't afford it!

Good luck everyone.

Feb Beauty Faves

L-R: Yves Rocher Comme Une evidence, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Maybelline Lash Sensational, Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Foundation, Elizabeth Arden Matte Lipstick, MAC custom palette.
So as today's the first day of March, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my favourite beauty products for the past month. I've tried a fair few new bits and pieces, and as well as discovering some new favourites, I also re-discovered a palette that (If I'm honest) hasn't had much attention recently.


Wardrobe Essentials

Bag, £10-Primark 
Boots, £20 (in sale)-Topshop

There's some things in your wardrobe that are just essential, for me it's a good pair of boots and a backpack. Walking to and from uni every day means I need some waterproof, comfortable shoes and a bag I can carry my laptop in, which is what makes these two perfect for me.


Macadamia Deep Repair Masque

Deep Repair Masque*, £27.99 (here)

Macadamia natural oil is a brand I've heard some amazing things about. I've tried one of their products before, and unfortunately it just really didn't work for me! Luckily, this one does, it's a hair mask that you pop on after shampooing, leave for 5-10 minutes, then rinse off.


Bliss Fat Girl Slim

Bliss Fat Girl Slim*, £29.50 (here)

I've heard lots of good things about Bliss in the past, in fact, one of my Mum's friends was a big fan of theirs, so even from a young age I was intrigued! The fat girl slim cream is kind of a cult favourite, it's one that I'm sure the majority of women have heard of. It claims to make skin look and feel firmer and more toned, now although I've got no cellulite to reduce, I was interested to see if it would leave my skin feeling more toned.


Zuzka Natural Skincare

Zuzka Organic Precious Oil*-£18 (here)

Since I started using more natural and organic products for my skincare regime, I've noticed a real difference in the appearance of my skin. So, I was really excited when Zuzka sent me over their precious oil for oily/problematic skin to try out. Using facial oils to combat oily skin initially seems a bit ironic, but it really does work!


Taking a break from YouTube

Unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to take a break form making videos right now! I'm getting into the final few weeks of this term, and as it's my final year I just really don't have any spare time to make them. I've got three pieces of coursework as well as my dissertation to work on right now, and while keeping up with blogging is difficult but doable, making videos just really isn't!


Laura Oakes and Ron English Press Days

Laura Oakes for Debenhams

Slap on the wrist for me for not writing this up sooner! I went to a couple of press events when I was back home two weeks ago, and I've been so busy with uni work I completely forgot to write a post about them. First up I went to the Laura Oakes event at Debenhams press office then I headed down to Shoreditch to hear Ron English talk about his art and see the mural he painted at BOXPARK.