Monday, 6 July 2015

Zoella beauty review

Zoella beauty. If you are unaware of youtubers or if your local superdrug if full of empty shelves. Then you may not recognise these products, but soon you will become indulged in their beautiful and irresistible packaging (They are adorable!).
I received these products from my friend for christmas who also got the exact same as me (not by coincidence of course ;) ), and we both opened them together and was delighted with the contents. So I thought I would do a little review of the products that I received as I'm super excited about them.

I'll start with my favourite. This extremely cute guinea pig polka dot print beauty bag. As soon as I saw this available it was definitely on my wish list. Purely because I loveee guinea pigs! I have three of my own and one of them I got in late December and she's the cutest, therefore I defiantly needed this in my life! I also just love the simple cute polka dot design that's a simple light-ish pink colour.
This beauty bag will defiantly be used a lot and I'm so pleased with it :) - I also believe that for the price this bag is really worth it. For £8 I think this is really one of the better value products in the range.


I'll be the first to admit that I didn't have the highest expectations of this candle, although once again Zoe wins for the cute packaging. But really I do think this candle is over priced for what it is (£5).
When I first smelt this candle I wasn't too convinced, however I must say that after burning it for a while it did start to smell quite nice. But I wouldn't rush out to buy this candle again. I guess it goes down to personal preference as my friend loves it! But I think I'll be sticking with my Yankee candles. 

This blissful mist is once again very nicely put together and I must say that for £8 it's defiantly worth a try. I was very happy with it and it has quite a strong smell that does begin to wear down after a short amount of time, but smells lovely. The bottle is 45ml which I think is a perfect size for taking out with you. And this mist would be the perfect gift for a zoella fan. 

Fizz bar  
This fizz bar wins for the best packaging. Its actually so nicely designed which makes the product much more appealing. It was very hard for me to un wrap it and give it a try!
So what did I think of it? Well priced at £5 this is defiantly fit for a luxury relaxing bath, but can be used up to 8 times by using each individual square. although if you were to use the bar this way, your bath would lack the fizz! Although each square is very thick and fizzes for around 2 minutes in the bath and therefore this product would last quite a while if you decided to use each square separately.

So overall I am definitely keen to try more Zoella beauty products as they are just too cute to resist, and I think that they would make great gifts for a Zoella fan.
Thank you for reading this review :)

Lily x

Friday, 10 April 2015

March favourites

Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of posting recently, I have been super busy! But I found this post that I was suppose to publish in February *yikes* but I thought I would still upload it now anyway, enjoy :)

Let's just pretend that the 'February actually says 'March'

Harry potter- The Philosopher's stone
At last I finally got round to giving Harry Potter a read, and now I'm seriously wondering why I didnt sooner! 
The book is absolutely fantastic and what's even more pleasing is that I found the rest of the books with my brothers old stuff, so I don't have to buy them again.
Also these new cover editions of the book are stunning and Ive currently just started the chamber of secrets!  

Yankee candle- christmas wishes 
This candle is my new favourite winter scent. Im hoping so much that it will be available for this years collection. 
It has such a warming aroma and smells like cinnamon and also reminds me of baking gingerbread men! 
The overall scent is not too strong and is so lovely. I just wish I could get my hands on another one.

Elemis night cream 
Im quite new to Elemis products, and although I have had some shower products of theirs in the past I have never tried their skin care range. 
I ordered their night cream as a little treat and one thing that I instantly noticed was that it hydrates your skin and when I wake up my skin feels so refreshed and feels super smooth and soft. Whats even better is that a little goes a long way, and despite this cream being so expensive it has definitely lasted well and is great as a little luxury. I would highly recommend it. 

Aussie body wash- Mega Watt
This is a new product which I stumbled across whilst in boots. At first glance I was super interested to give it a try. I am a huge fan of Aussie shampoo and conditioner and therefore I had to pick this up.
I picked out the 'Mega Watt' body wash which smells so fruity and definitely smells like their hair
products. The consistency of this gel is not too runny so I'm hoping it will last me a while and I cannot wait to try another one from this collection, especially the 'Shower Smoothie' one. 

Lily x

Friday, 20 February 2015

Must have reward cards

I love reward cards (who doesn't?) they're so handy and a great way to save a little money. 
So I thought I would share my essential reward cards that are always with me.


I love to immerse myself in the fruity taste of a boost smoothie, and this reward card is great as for every 3 smoothies you buy you get 1 free which is a great reward system if you ask me!

This boots reward card is a must have for everyone! You get 4 points per pound and they stack up incredibly quickly as boots often do double or triple points! With a boots cad you are also eligible for extra offers and updates, and if its forgotten then you can redeem the points on your next visit.
Therefore this card is a no-brainer and if you haven't already got one then I recommend getting one asap! 

Like boots, a superdrug card allows you to collect and use points to spend. With a superdrug card you get 1 point per pound and 100 points gets you a pound so not quite as good as a boots card but once again it's very handy to keep! 
This card also has a snazzy mirror on the front although mines quite scratched now, but a nice idea.

Calling all nandos lovers! 
Nandos is one of my favourite places to eat, and within the last year or so they have changed their reward system. You now get a plastic reward card instead of a flimsy piece of card which is much better. 
Previously you were only eligible to collect
 stamps which went towards a half or whole chicken. But now appetisers and whole meals can be redeemed, and with each visit you get one 'chillie' and 10 will get you a free meal which I am close to getting! 
This card is very handy, and if its forgotten you can use a code on the receipt to get your chillies which is great! 

Who doesn't love the relaxing aroma of a costa hot chocolate? I certainly do! and thats why I must have my costa reward card that gives you 5 points per one pound spent. 
This card is a must have for me and to any other costa lovers I recommend it sooo much as the points build up quickly and in no time you'll have points that can be spent on more tasty treats.

What are your must have reward cards? 

Lily x

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentines day everyone x

Happy Valentines day to you all 

How are you spending valentines day? 

Theres nothing better than making some lovely cakes and relaxing :) 
                               Lily x

Thursday, 12 February 2015

The Liebster award

 Thank you to the lovely Lailabee  for nominating me for the liebster award which helps blogs under 200 followers grow. I am so happy to have the opportunity to be apart of this award and I hope to discover more bloggers by doing this and I have definitely enjoyed it!


  •  Thank the blogger that nominated you and link to their blog
  • Answer the eleven questions you were given
  • Nominate another eleven bloggers (with under 200 followers) and link to their blog
  • Notify the bloggers that you have nominated
  • Write eleven questions for them to answer 

Here are the questions I have been given
  1. What inspired you to begin blogging? 
  2. I previously had a blog in 2013 but I unfortunately lost interest and I thought I would start blogging again  for this year :)
  3. What do you do in your spare time?
  4. I attend a dance theatre which is where I spend most of my spare time! I dance for fun but also participate in yearly exams.
  5. What are 3 words that sum up who you are?
  6. energetic, sarcastic, caring??
  7.  Who is your favourite blogger?
  8. I cannot choose! There are too many.
  9. What is your favourite colour?
  10. Turquoise
  11. What is your favourite blog post? (it can be from another blog)
  12. My favourite type of blog posts are Lush hauls!
  13.  What city/town would you love to live in and why?
  14. I actually haven't visited many places outside of England to decide, but I'm going to LA in March so I feel like it would be there :)
  15. What is your favourite meal & dessert? 
  16. CHINESE! and desert would be some chocolate cake :)
  17. Would you rather live in a sweet bungalow or a stylish mansion?
  18. Ohhh, this really depends on what I'm fancying, but right now I would like a bit of style! 
  19. What are your ambitions?
  20. To achieve well on my GCSEs this year.
  21. Do you have a favourite outfit? What is it like?
  22. Honestly I love casual styles, so I guess I would have to choose a jumper and some cosy leggings. 

I have decided just to tag a few of people and I'm still quite new to blogger and i don't exactly follow a lot of new bloggers, which is why I love these awards because it allows be to discover more :)
I nominate:

Questions to answer 
1. Where was the last place you went on holiday?
2. Do you read books? What was your last read?
3. Favourite ice cream flavour?!
4. When did you start blogging?
5. Do you own any pets?
6. Favourite shop?
7. If you watch youtubers then who is your favourite?
8. Current TV show that you're watching?
9. Last film you saw?
10. Favourite month of the year?
11. Do you own a special piece of jewellery that you constantly where? What is it?

Lily x

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Yankee candle - little favourites

Ohhh Yankee candles, impossible not to love them. 
I recently finished my 'Christmas cookie' large jar and later discovered, hiding in my draw 10 mini tarts. So I thought I would share my favourites because everybody needs a little warming candle. Especially in the winter. 

My top 5 
Christmas cookie- Smells incredibly sweet, perfect for the festive season too.
Black cherry- Very strong and fruity. Smells amazing. 
vanilla cupcake- Like the christmas cookie with a scent of vanilla. 
Citrus tango- Smells like tropical fruits.
Spiced orange- Orange with a hint of cinnamon and other lovely spices. 

What are your favourite candle scents? :)

Lily x 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Soho soap co - Bubble bath/shower gel review

Hello everybody, today I thought I would do a little review on a couple of shower gels/bath soaps from Soho soap co. 

Lets all just take a moment to appreciate the very cute packaging
I actually picked these lovelies up from sainsburys and they were two for £4. And even though I really didn't need anymore shower/bath stuff I couldn't resist not buying them. I chose the 'spiced apple tart' and 'caramel creme' flavours and heres what I though about them:
Spiced apple tart
This soap is from their 'patisserie' range and smells so sweet and comforting. I use this as shower gel and bubble bath, and surprisingly I prefer using this as a shower gel as I step out of the shower smelling like a freshly baked apple tart! Okay... Maybe not but I do smell AMAZING! 
This is also a 500ml bottle, and I have used generous amounts of the soap in the bath and shower, so im expecting this to last for a long time. 

Caramel creme
This was actually the soap that I smelt first, and I straight away was obsessed. This smells absolutely fantastic. It has a very sweet warming  scent that really does smell like caramel. It is also quite strong so when I put it into my bath the room always smells so gorgeous and sweet. Although I will admit that these do not make the most amount of bubbles compared to some other bubble baths. But most bubble baths do not smell as amazing as these do. Therefore its a win! 

The soaps also have a 'promise' on the back of each bottle. Which is to guarantee a lovely smelling bath/shower and make lots of bubbles. The way that the information is presented on the bottles make the products very appealing.

Now when I was researching about the company I was very shocked that I could only find the products at saisburys. Which needs to change because I can see these being extremely successfully. 
So next time you are there (to anyone in England or potentially throughout the UK) you should definitely pick up some of their products :)
Also they are made in the UK, and I was unable to find out any information regarding if the company test on animals, which I do find important. However for now I 100% recommend these products as they are irresistible. :) 

Lily x