Bag Wishlist


I'm in desperate need of a new bag. I alternate between a couple, depending on what I'm doing that day, but the main bag I use during my free days is starting to fall apart. Not good!
I most definitely describe myself as a shoe girl rather than a bag girl. I tend to use the same couple of bags and like the fact that I can just grab it and go without worrying about moving all my stuff from one to another. Far too much hassle for me and lets face it, I'd probably forget something!

Anyway like I said, my current bag is falling apart. The shoulder strap is starting to wear around the area that it's attached to the bag and I'm starting to worry that it is just going to fall apart whilst I'm out and about!

So today I went for a lovely trip to the Trafford Centre. I was meant to be window shopping as I'm trying to cut down on my spending but of course I came home with a new top! I also saw so many lovely bags but unfortunately I just cannot justify the price of them at the moment! However, I will be purchasing one of these lovelies once next terms loan is in my bank!

Selection of wishlist bags inclduing crossbody, satchel and bowler.
Bag Wishlist

 1. Accessorize Bag - £35 - I absolutely fell in love with this bag as soon as I saw it. It was the perfect size with a huge middle compartment! I also love the fact that it has a removable cross body strap and well as shoulder straps. I love the tan colour but it is available in black (which looks so lovely) and chocolate brown.

2. Accessorize Bag - £35 - Another lovely bag that can be used as both a shoulder bag and cross body bag. It's slightly bigger than I want but I love the design!

3. Miss Selfridge Bag - £39 - This bag is actually described as a faux ostrich bag which I thought was odd, although in the shop my boyfriend told me he didn't like it because it looked like a plucked chicken, haha! I actually really like the design. I think it's a bit usual but not too 'out there'. I really like tan bags at the moment and love the design and size of this one.

4. Miss Selfridge Bag - £39 - I absolutely adore bowler bags. I like bags with plenty of room for all my stuff and this one is just perfect!

5. Topshop Bag - £40 - I love the design on the outside of this bag! It was slightly bigger than the other bags I'd been looking at and also every so slightly more expensive. It also has the removable cross body strap which I like too!

What's on your current wishlist?

Kelsey xx

Instagram #7


I'd first like to start of by saying a little sorry for being a bit absent over the past week or so. Yesterday was my last lecture of year 2, so the past couple of weeks have been spent finishing off assignments and getting them submitted! There's now only one assignment left to submit in a couple of months after I have completed my work placement.

So now I have three weeks of exam revision before my exams, which are split up over 2 weeks. It's pretty scary that year 2 in coming to an end. It's feels like not long ago it started and now it's finishing assignments, exam revision and starting dissertations! We recently had to start thinking about our dissertation topics which was super scary! I'm still not sure what I'm doing mine on 100% but I'm really interested in dog behaviours and issues caused by pedigree breeding (if you have me on twitter you'll have noticed how annoyed I am by the current Pug obsession! I wished people understood the long list of  health problems within the breed...all caused by them having to look the way people say is 'cute'!). Anyway...after going a little off topic here's what I've been getting up to in between typing up assignments on animals immune systems and foraging behaviours of Squirrels (sounds fun doesn't it, haha!).

Prescription strength antihistamines from the doctors // Cody thinks the puppy tastes good! // Floral nails for spring...what has happened to the weather today?! // Starbucks forever getting my name wrong! // Standing up for what I believe in // Comparing the UK vanilla coke to my American cans...they do taste different! // Had blood tests done for allergy testing. Never had so much taken before! // Reading journals has been my life for the past week // Peanut butter ice cream getting me through assignment writing!

What have you been up to this week?

Kelsey xx

New boots!


Okay, so when it comes to handbags and shoes I'm definitely more of a shoes kind of girl. I cannot be bothered with all the faffing in terms of using a different handbag each day, I carry far too much stuff around with me! 

So, although I probably have far too many shoes already, I want a nice pair of boots that would be suitable for wearing during spring and summer as well as during the colder months (who said boots were just for winter?!). Although I prefer to try on shoes before I buy them I'm a hugggeeee fan of finding bargains on the internet. Who isn't?!

Pixie Boots

Pixie boots buckle

Pixie boots lace front

Pixie boots lace front

Pixie boots heeled and zip

Pixie boots front

I found these lovely pair of 'pixie style' boots on the internet which I think I paid around £22 on Amazon! They're widely available on eBay and Amazon (£17-£22 depeding on the seller) but since I have Amazon Prime I use that to purchase them and got them next day (I'm very impatient!).

I immediately tried them on and they're such a great fit! They're also not to heavy which makes them great for the warmer months. I do have another pair of boots similar to these so I was pretty sure they wouldn't disappoint - and I was right! The thing I like about them is that they're quite versatile. They look great with a pair of jeans and a simple jumper or tee when it's not so warm, but also look great with bare legs and a pair of denim shorts for during the summer.

Have you picked up any online bargains recently! What do you think about wearing boots during summer?
Kelsey xx

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Review - Elemis Fresh Skin Softly Softly


I'm sure many of you will be aware of the current free gifts being given with this months range of monthly magazines. Cosmo are currently giving away free samples from the Elemis Fresh Skin range, which is designed for young skin (Teens and twenties). They include a 25ml sample of Skin Clear Mattifying Moisturiser, Softly Softly Moisturiser and Loving Lips Quenching Lipbalm (sorry, I'm not sure of the Lipbalm sample size!).

 I was really excited about these free samples as I don't tend to spend more than £10 on skincare, but really want to try more highend skincare. Samples are a great way to try products like this, as I know not everyone wants to spend £15+ on something they don't know whether they'll like (I know I don't!). Luckily the shop I went to have all three samples available. I choose the Softly Softly Moisturiser as I thought it was the one most suited to my skin type and the most beneficial sample for me and today I thought I'd review it for you.

Elemis fresh skin softly softly moisturiser

The sample size of this product is 25ml which is worth £10. I know 25ml might not seem like a huge amount for £10 but what I've found and love about this product is that a little goes a long way. I pretty sure the sample will last me a good while, which is great! The full size product is 50ml and retails at £20, it comes in a lovely little pump dispenser which looks really lovely and easy to use. The packaging for both the sample and full sized product is really lovely. It's kept simple and effective, the pinks and purples make it look really girly and appealing to young women.

Elemis fresh skin softly softly moisturiser

Now, down to the actual product! The first thing I noticed was the scent of the product, it's slightly odd and may not be appealing to all. I'm not very good at describing scents but would say that this smells slightly medicated and tea like. I actually wasn't too sure of the scent at first but after using it a few times I've got used to it and actually quite like it.

Elemis fresh skin softly softly moisturiser

Elemis says 'This light and non-greasy daily moisturiser helps defend against free radicals. Rosehip seed oil and sweet almond oil soften and soothe, leaving skin revitalised and more radiant.'

Elemis fresh skin softly softly moisturiser

I love the use of natural ingredients in this product and think they're really evident in the way that the product works. As I said previously, a little goes a long way. The product glides on to the skin effortlessly and soaks in right away, which is great! It's really good to use before applying makeup! It doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy or sticky, but instead smooth and fresh. All in all I really love this product. I suffer with dry skin and think that this really helps! I will most likely be repurchasing this product again. £20 for 50ml might seem a little steep to some but I think it'll last a good while and well worth the money.

Did you pick up Cosmo and an Elemis sample this month? What are your views on it?

Ps. Some of you may know about the issues regarding GFC. As I'm not completely sure what is happening with it it would be great if you could all give me a follow on Bloglovin :) Button link is in my side bar :)

Kelsey xx

Boots Haul


So yesterday I nipped in to boots (Well, it was meant to be a quick nip) as there was a couple of things I needed to pick up. Of course, upon seeing the '3 for 2' offer on skin care I couldn't resist not picking up a few extra things. So I went into boots to pick up a couple of things and came out with 6! Moral of the story...I can never just 'nip' into boots, haha!

Boots haul - Haircare, Skincare and makeup

Rimmel Liquid Eyeliner - Black

Boots botanics skincare products

St Ives Facial Scrub for Sensitive Skin

Touch of silver daily conditioner

Palmers cocoa butter lipbalm in mint and dark chocolate

Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner RRP £5.29: This was actually one of the products I'd gone in for! I've been out of liquid eyeliner for a while and after a disappointing purchase of gel eyeliner a few weeks ago I thought it was time to get a new liquid liner. This was actually recommended by a couple of bloggers, exciting to try it out!

Boots Botanics Ultra Calm RRP £7.99: Another product that I actually went in for! I'm currently suffering with my skin at the moment due to an allergic reaction. I'm hoping this will sort it out! Review to come.

Boots Botanics Toning Spritz RRP £4.99: This was a product I couldn't resist due to the '3 for 2' offer. I've purchased it before I really loved it, so I didn't even need to think about it when I picked it up! The full review of this product can be seen here.

St Ives Apricot Scrub RRP £4.29: This is actually a product I haven't used for a long while, but do remembering loving it last time I used it! I picked it up as I was having some trouble picking my 3rd item in the '3 for 2' (too many to choose from) and knew I wouldn't be disappointed!

 Touch of Silver Daily Conditioner RRP £2.09: This wasn't a product I went in for but when glazing past it I realised I'd recently ran out so picked up a bottle anyway. I use it on the ends of my hair and I have ombre'd them, and it works really well!

Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Balm, Dark Chocolate and Mint RRP £1.99: Palmers Lip Balms are my favourite and I think they do wonders for my lips! I saw they had this new scent and couldn't resist trying it out! Will be reviewing this later but if you need a new lip balm I really recommend this!

What have you bought recently?

Kelsey xx

Review - Pulp Friction


So today I thought I'd share with you one of my favourite Soap & Glory products, Pulp Friction! I first tried this a couple of years ago in a Soap & Glory set I received as a gift. I love everything about it; The scent, the texture, the consistency and not to mention, it works wonders!

Soap and Glory pulp friction foaming body scrub

Soap and Glory pulp friction foaming body scrub

 Get fresher, smoother and softer skin with fig powder, pumice, peppermint oil, lemonade tree liquid, orange waterjuice™ and vitaminballs™ (A,C,E). Scented with our new Fruitigo™ fragrance - Soap & Glory 

 Pulp Friction is a foaming body scrub, which I actually prefer to standard body scrubs. I've found that it feels nicer on the skins and works slightly better, being a little less harsh. It leaves my skin really lovely and soft, and I must say it works better than other body scrubs I have used in the past.
The consistency of the product is a little thinner than you would expect from a scrub, but it works well. I've found that a little goes a really long way, so it's very long lasting. It normally takes me around 6 months to get through I tube. The foamy part of it is really lovely, it feels very luxurious and soft on the skin. The scent, as will all Soap & Glory products, is lovely. It's fruity, fresh and girly. It leaves your skin smelling and feeling pampered.

Soap and Glory pulp friction foaming body scrub

Soap and Glory pulp friction foaming body scrub

I absolutely adore this product! I'm currently on my second tube and will no doubt be repurchasing once it's finished. If you're looking to try a scrub from Soap & Glory I would really recommend it. It's currently retailing for £8 which is a great price considering it's so long lasting.

What's your favourite Soap & Glory product?

 Kelsey xx

Instagram #6


I thought I'd take a quick (and well deserved!) break from assignments to do a Instgram post. I love reading these posts on other blogs, so really hope you enjoy mine too! This is what I've been getting up to in the past couple of weeks...

Week in Pictures
Tilly puppy! // Having cuddles with Cody // Cody's tail makes a fine pillow // Found out I was a Tea-aholic! // Boyfriend bought my vanilla coke! // I'm still burning Yankee Christmas scents // Post bath puppy // I found a swan ordering a burger // Lake Windermere // Swans // Cut my arm :( // Been put on allergy tablets for two weeks, so far not working! // Last egg // Found this in uni // Yummy muffin // Coke float at Ed's Easy Dinner

Kelsey xx
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