Back To University!

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry I've been a bit absent lately. On Saturday I moved back to my uni city and into my lovely little student house! For my second year I'm renting a lovely little house with a few people I met during the first year. Luckily, I have a huge room so I'm finally going to be able to get you some OOTD posts! I'm super excited for this!

I only packed the day I was leaving (Huge mistake!) so it was very, very hectic. I haven't fully unpacked yet because I've been so busy with Freshers week! I'm hopefully going to be able to get you some proper posts this week (I've got some planned and I'm really excited) so keep your eyes peeled!

 Hopefully once lectures start and everything settles back down to near normal I'll be able to carry on posting regularly. I'm only in lecture 3 days a week this term and 2 of them are mornings only, so I'm going to have plenty of time to blog!

Good luck to anyone who has started uni this year!

Kelsey xx

Review - Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz


Hello! I hope everyone had a good weekend!

First of all I'd like to say Welcome and thank you to all my new followers! I can't believe that a couple of weeks ago I was writing a post saying how happy I was to reach 30 followers, and now I'm nearly at 60! If any of you have post requests or would like to see more of a curtain post please let me know :)

Secondly I like to say a little Sorry to you all for not being around much over the past week. I'm currently in the process of moving my things into my uni house. Luckily I'm nearly done and it's just clothes, makeup, hair and skin care to take with me on Saturday. The next couple of weeks are going to be a little hectic but hopefully I'll have time for a few posts.

Right, now down to business!

A couple of weeks ago I was scanning boots for a new toner. I had been a bit bad with my skin and not used one in a while (bad, I know!) but had £4's worth of points on my boots card so decided to get one without spending money! 

The Boots Botanic's range caught my eye. First of all they had an offer giving you 1/3 off the retail price (who doesn't love a good bargain!) and secondly they're organic. Lovely!


So, I ended up choosing the Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz. It normally retails at £4.99 but was on offer for £3.33. Although I have used toners in the past, I'd never using toning 'spritz' so was excited to see how this worked and how much I liked it. The packaging is really nice and simple, which matches the product really nicely. The spray bottle means that there is less wastage and it can't be spilled.


What I really like about this product is how simple the ingredients are. There are actually only 5 ingredients in the product. The product also has a lovely scent to it. Because it's organic and 'natural' the scent is mild and sweet. It's not at all over powering. It's subtle and smells fresh. I actually think it smells slightly like lychees, which sounds a bit strange, but it's actually really nice.
Because it's a spray it's really easy to apply to the face. Just a quick spritz all over and then wipe gently with a cotton wool pad - really simple and easy. I have been repeating this a couple of times just to ensure I have removed all makeup traces. Because it's a spray it feels lovely and refreshing on the face, especially when it's warm or after a hot shower. 
Overall I really like this product. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed, clean and soft. I have quite dry skin and haven't found this to dry my skin out at all. I do also suffer from eczema and it's hasn't caused any sort of reaction.

Have you tried anything from this range? What's your favourite toner?

Kelsey xx

How much is my face worth?


Hello!

I must admit I was a bit hesitant about doing this tag as most of the posts I saw featured high end makeup brands and totals in the range of £100 - £200! I always stick to 'drugstore' brands and I honestly can't afford  or justify spending huge amounts on makeup. Anyway, after seeing a couple of posts featuring 'drugstore' brands I decided to give it a go.

I haven't included what I moisturize my face with prior to applying my makeup purely because it's a prescription cream for my eczema. 

Face...


Revon Colorstay in Buff (Dry/Normal Skin) - £12.45
Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer - £5.99
Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in Rosy Beige - £1.50

Total for Face - £19.94

Eyes...


Bourjois Coup De Theatre Mascara - £9.49
Bourjois Smokey Eyes Eye Shadow - £7.99

Total for Eyes - £17.48

Lips...


Blistex Intensive Moisturiser Lip Cream - £2.59
MUA Lipstick - £1

Total for Lips - £3.59


Overall Total - £41.01!!


I'm actually really impressed by that. Although I don't use high end brands I do tend to choose the more expensive 'drugstore' products, which made me think it would be slightly more than this. Of course, I do change product from time to time and on some days I might wear a different lipstick or eye shadow which would waver the price. I suppose the makeup I would wear on a night out would probably push it into the £50-60 mark as well.

The review for the MUA lipstick can be seen here.

What do you think of this price? How much is your face worth?

Kelsey xx


Prairie Charms


Hello! How is everyone today? Hope you're all well!

I was recently contacted by the lovely Stephanie from Prairie Charms asking if I'd like to take part in their blogger collaboration offer which entitled me to 50% off any of their jewellery. I looked over their site, which features some lovely jewellery items and was delighted to take part.

For those who have not come across Prairie Charms before you can find them here. They give 10% of all proceeds to the GOSH charity 'kiss it better'. That means that not only can you purchase a lovely piece of jewellery  but you can also help out a children's charity at the same time! Their jewellery is handmade and they have loads of different designs so there is something for everyone!

It took me a while to choose as they have so many different and lovely designs. They people at Prairie Charms made the purchasing process really nice and easy. I admire their willingness to help and patience (as like I said, it took me a while to choose!). I finally went for this lovely friendship wrap 'Olivia'. It can be found here on their website and retails at £10, which I think is a fair price.


The package arrived about 3 days after my purchase. I was really excited to open it up and once I did I found a lovely wrapped parcel inside. I'm a sucker for lovely wrapping, I always think it's really nice when people take the time to present the package well rather than just throwing it in a evolope and taking it to the post office.

Of course, before I opened the package I had to take a few snaps to show you the lovely packaging...



The bracelet itself it a lovely summery, floral bracelet. It's really girly and great for wearing in summer so I'm really glad the sun has come out over the past few days to allow me to wear it! I rarely see bracelets in this style which is what drove me to it. The fabric used is lovely and soft making the bracelet really comfortable to wear.



My overall experience with Prairie Charms has been fantastic. I love my bracelet and will definitely be purchasing something else from them in the near future!

Have you come across Prairie Charms before? Will you be purchasing an item from them?

Kelsey xx

A Little Update & Instagram

Hello!

I've been blogging for just over a month now, can you believe it?! I thought it was time for a little update.

I'm really proud of myself for sticking with the blogging for this long. I know it doesn't sound like long, but when I first started I wasn't sure how much I'd enjoy it or whether I'd get too caught up with life to remember to blog. I'm finding blogging really enjoyable and it's also made me aware of loads of brands that I'd never come across before! I would really like to say thank you to everyone who has read my blog, commented on my blog and of course all those that are following! I was so excited when I got 1 follower! 32 is amazing!

In the next week or so I will be moving back to Chester for uni. This year I'm living in a lovely little house with a few of my friends. Luckily I got my keys a month ago so a lot of my stuff that I didn't need everyday has already been moved. My room there is HUGE with much better lighting so I'm looking forward to being a bit more creative with my blog and being able to do OOTD posts, so look out for them!


Hello from me! // Prairie Charms parcel // New ring // Dinner at Giraffe (sooo yummy!) // Free graze box // Vintage Kodak Retinette // Sky and Cody waiting for mum // Ember gecko // Cruelty free // Day out at Knowsley Safari Park // First sample from WIMH // Shopping at Miss Selfridge // Delivery from Miss Guided // First Elf order // Camera ready for the Red squirrels // Cody playing football

Kelsey xx

Ps... Please let me know which posts to enjoy the most and any you would like to see more of :)




Gold Stud Ring

Hello! Is everyone okay today?

Just a quick post to show you all a couple of lovely rings I picked up from Forever 21. They had a new store open a couple of months ago at the Trafford Centre so I thought I'd go in for a peak! The shop was huge and much bigger than I was expecting it to be. I was very impressed. 

I didn't want to spend too much money as I'm trying (and completely failing) to cut down on my spending. I ended up picking up these lovely gold studded rings for just £3.15!






Kelsey xx

Review - MUA Lipstick Shade 11


Hello! How is everyone today?

A few weeks ago I decided to get my hands on a couple of MUA lipsticks. After the great reviews I'd seen about them on other blogs I thought it was time to get my hands on some myself! I had planned to do this review a couple of weeks ago but got distracted with other blog posts that I've done.

First of all I would like to say that £1 is an amazing price for the quality of this product! Considering I would normally spend £7+ on a lipstick I was very impressed!


I ended up buying two lipsticks as I had just the right amount of change and it saved me having to break notes or use my card. I picked up shade 15 (Juicy) and 11 as I didn't want to go for anything too dark. I have yet to use shade 15 so this review will just be focusing on shade 11. Don't worry though, once I've got round to using it I will be reviewing the other shade too!

The packaging of the MUA lipsticks is really lovely and simple. They're lightweight and fit easily into a handbag or purse, but don't at all look or feel cheap.



Upon opening the lipstick the first thing I noticed was the scent! The MUA lipsticks have such a lovely, sweet scent about them. I've never noticed this on other lipstick I've used, but it was lovely. I think it was a sort of sweet, vanilla type of scent.


With some of my lipstick I apply lip balm underneath to stop my lips from drying out. The first time I used this I decided not to and was really happy to find that it didn't dry my lips out like I was expecting. The formula seems really creamy and it glides on really quickly and easily go it's great if you're in a hurry! The colour payoff was really good and I was so pleased with it. It lasts a good while without needing touching up, apart from obviously needing more of a touch up after eating or drinking.

Overall I was really please with this product. Considering it's £1 it's amazing quality and great value for money! Something I'd really recommend! Have you tried MUA cosmetic products yet? What's your view on them?

Kelsey xx

Autumn Wishlist


Hello!

I've pretty much given up with us having any sort of summer so it's time to get some new cloths ready for the frosty mornings ahead! Unfortunately I have put myself on a spending ban so that I have some money for the first few weeks I move back to Chester for uni before the student loan comes through. My spending ban isn't going as well as I hoped as I have spent a few pennies here and there, but it does mean that for the mean time I'm going to be lusting over these products instead of buying them!

1. Sheer Dress - Miss Selfridge // 2. Scull Clutch - Miss Selfridge // 3. Cross Design Jumper - Miss Selfridge // 4. Lace Shoe Boots // 5. Studded Collar Sleeveless Shirt


This wishlist is a bit of a mixture of both evening and daytime wear. I absolutely adore Miss Selfridge and about 80% of my wardrobe comes from there, which is why a lot of this wishlist is clothing from their store.
1. I fell in love with the Miss Selfridge dress as soon as I saw it. It's perfect for a night out! They also do it in black and I'm actually a bit undecided as to which I prefer.
2. I really need a clutch bag and love this one! I think the mix of the girly mink/grey colour and the scull shape is a great match.
3. Since it's getting colder I need to add a couple of snugly jumpers to my wardrobe! I really like purplish/wine colours at the moment and this jumper looks so snug!
4. The boots from Tribeca Shoes are actually something I've been lusting over for so long! I'm really aching to get my hands on a pair and if anything is going to break my spending ban, it's going to be these!
5. I really like the clothing in Miss Guided at the moment. My wardrobe is absolutely full of sleeveless shirts but another one in the collection can't hurt, right? I really like the stud effect on the collar and the colouring is lovely too!

What items are you currently lusting over?

Kelsey xx
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