Sunday, 20 April 2014

OOTD: Lets Go To the Beach.


Dress - Poppylux*
Shoes - Primark
Nails - 'Walking on Sunshine' from Deborah Lippmann*

First up Happy Easter everyone! The North West seems to finally have a bit of sunshine so me and the hubby took full advantage of the sun being out and popped to Blackpool for the day. I also thought it would be a fun chance to take some OOTD photos, while we were out and about. I obviously didn't contemplate how windy it was going to be, but I think you get the jist of this cute dress. I'm obsessed with daisy's and foral prints, and I'm completely in love with this smock-style number

This is the second item from Poppylux, I've received and the quality and designs are just perfect. I love how girly this dress is and just looks so lovely with tights, but I bet this will look fab in the summer with bare legs too. I matched up my sweet little dress with some bright nails. I think this colour certainly lives up to it's name and fitted it perfectly with the sunny weather. 

You can check out Poppylux website here and find more bright nail varnish colours over at Beauty Expert here.

Katie xx

P.S. I've popped a few more photos from Blackpool underneath - we got a little carried away in the arcade...

 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

New In: Candles.

Yankee have always been a little hit or miss for me. I love the scents but the candles in those 'jar' shaped pots very rarely burn evenly and I feel as if I've wasted a lot of product. Just after Christmas I managed to get a candle in one of these 'tumbler' type of jars and it burned perfectly and used every bit of the product, ever since then I've been converted to this style.

After having a rubbish day earlier this week, and being sent home from work ill, I thought I needed to treat myself. I spotted these is Asda in a gift pack, these two candles cost me £12, which I thought was a pretty good deal as they were around £8 each. 

The pack contained Pink Honeysuckle, which is a gorgeous sweet, florally scent, that's really fresh. I think it reminds me of a lovely smelling washing powder and fills the rooms with a gorgeous smell - definitely one for Spring. The other candle is Vanilla Frosting, which smells very much like the Christmas Cookie scent which is one of my all time faves. The smells is really sweet but not over powering and just makes me feel 'at home'. It's one of my go-to candles if I'm feeling a little down and want a comforting pick-me-up.

These are definitely my preferred style of Yankee Candle, along with the other styles in the Simply Home range. They seem to burn so much more evenly than the jars. Having said that, it still hasn't put me off wanting the Easter Yankee Candles - Bunny Cake sounds perfect!

Have you tried this style of Yankee?

Katie xx


Thursday, 17 April 2014

An Ode to my Favourite Bubble Bath.

 I'd just like to take a moment to appreciate my all time favourite bubble bath. I'm quite surprised that this hasn't made it's way onto my blog before now, but this is the ultimate relaxing bubble bath that I am utterly obsessed with. 

I first discovered Clarins Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate last June, when my hubby picked it up for my birthday. I'm a huge fan of baths so he thought he would treat me to something a little special. I'm now onto my third bottle and this still feels like a treat every time I use it.  I actually got this bottle from duty free for around £14 as I had a few euros left and I knew I needed this in my life again, but it's priced around £17-£19 depending on where you pick this up. It does sound like a pricey number but a little really goes a long way, and I would expect this bottle to see me through the summer.

The scent of this is really hard to describe. The bubble bath has essential oils, chamomile and basil to give a really soothing, relaxing aroma. This is designed to de-stress and relax you and your muscles after a hard day at work. I generally use this once a week, usually on a Sunday, to get me chilled and ready for the week ahead. I always feel much calmer and happier when I've spent 20 minutes soaking in this loveliness.

If you're looking for an extra-special bubble bath or a treat once a week, get yourself a sample of this baby - trust me you won't regret it.

This is actually on offer at Escentual.com here

Katie xx