Monday, 25 April 2016

Korres Wild Rose Eye Cream

Picture of Korres Wild Rose Eye Cream

Picture of Korres Wild Rose Eye Cream

Picture of Korres Wild Rose Eye Cream
Korres Wild Rose Eye Cream (£20) - Feel Unique

Have you ever found an eye cream that immediately became part of your routine and you feel instantly in love? Korres Wild Rose Eye Cream is a smooth, brightening and moisturising eye cream that had helped the skin around my eyes so much. I have dry skin, so I need to be completely on top of my skincare routine, especially around my eyes, which can get very dry. Since using this eye cream twice a day, I've seen a difference in how my under eyes look. The vitamin C that is part of the wild rose plant has helped correct the texture around my eyes, making it a lot softer. This has just made applying concealer that much easier and keeping my makeup looking great. All in all, my dark circles have significantly decreased, the dryness is kept under wrapped and the texture of my skin has become so much nicer. All I can tell you is that I'm really enjoying using this product and the benefits I'm getting from using it everyday and if you need something that gives you all of this, go for it. You can get it from Feel Unique (here) and ASOS (oh hello student discount) so just pop it in your next haul.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

UncommonGoods Review*

Recently, the very lovely people at UncommonGoods asked me if I would like to do a review* for them and after looking at their site, I would have been a fool to pass up the opportunity. UncommonGoods, I would say, is like a mash up of Not On The High Street and Etsy but some of the bits on there are stuff I have never seen before. I picked out quite an array of items to show you guys, from a wide range of gifts so prepare to be amazed. One little note though, not everything on the site can be shipped everywhere, so just have a look see when you get on there. All the items I picked could be shipped to the UK, so here we go!
Pig Eyeglasses Holder - £26.89

This little piggy was always coming home with me and you can find him here. I actually specifically got this for my mum as she is the biggest fan of pigs and it was just a perfect little present, especially as she's using her glasses more for reading. Just such a lovely present for someone.

Teal and Grey Leaves Reversible Sleep Mask - £7.47

I absolutely love sleep masks, especially as my curtains aren't black out, so I'm always using them. This one is really comfortable to sleep in and is really great at keeping out the light, always handy for a sleep mask! 

Literary Candles - £11.95

As soon as I saw this, I had to have it. You all know I'm a crazy book reader and the thought of reading a book, and smelling it was too much to handle. I got Pemberley from Pride & Prejudice but I seriously think I'm going to order the other three soon. I've not started burning this one yet, but the smell is magnificent and it's just what I thought Pemberley would smell like.

Tube-Wringer - £18.63

I think about 2 years ago, Estee from Estee Lalonde was chatting about a tube-wringer she'd bought and I seriously have thought of buying one since then but they can be a little expensive. I seriously just wanted to play around with one and when I saw this on the site, I knew it had to be mine. It's so simple to use, and no toothpaste is slipping past my fingers now!

Bedside Essentials Pocket - £14.94

I am one of those people that has a million and one things on their bedside table, and I hate it. It gets cluttered, but I need it all. This has pretty much changed it all. I keep most of those little bits in here now and it's just right there next to me without getting in the way.

Flavour Infuser Water Bottle - £11.20

I've been meaning to get a water bottle like this for ages, and I am so glad I finally have one. It has changed the way I drink, and my favourite flavour; ginger and mint. I would definitely recommend this just because it makes drinking water that so much nicer. 
The whole experience of ordering and receiving from UncommonGoods has been brilliant. The items came in around a week and I was really surprised by that. It was packaged beautifully and nothing got damaged in transit. I think I definitely will be using this site again, especially for presents as it really has something for everyone. Items from home, prints, furniture and bookends (my personal favourite) can all be found here, here, here and here so I would definitely recommend having a gander.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Bride: The Wedding Show - GIVEAWAY

With the Bride: The Wedding Show a week away, the lovely ladies at Carousel PR have given my lovely readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the event. Last month, I wrote a post all about the wedding show of the year and you can read it here. Bride: The Wedding Show is the North-West's most prestigious wedding event and it's back for the 14th year and I can't wait to get myself there as well. I'll be taking my mum and I can't wait to swoon over some beautiful dresses and flowers. Maybe it'll give me some inspiration to get some of the details down for my wedding! 

There will be so much going on on the day including a wedding dress show on the runway, but there will also be a chance to see some of the best wedding performers as well. I am so excited for this because, let's face it, a good performer can make the night at a wedding.

So, here are the details:
Dates: Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February
Place: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire
Prize: Two weekend tickets to the event
Closing date: Thursday 4th February 

There will be one winner picked at random and all you have to do is comment on this blog post with what you're most excited to see at the event. 

Good luck!

Saturday, 19 December 2015

National Holiday's Christmas Hamper*

I think we all know how much Christmas means to us all so when National Holidays asked if I wanted to blog about a lovely Christmas hamper and join them with some Christmas cheer, how could I say no? National Holidays sent me the most lovely hamper full of just the cutest little treats including some fluffy mittens, a Christmas Garland Yankee Candle and a lovely mug to have a hot chocolate in. 

Christmas Hamper

I've already enjoyed an amazing hot chocolate because let's face it, one of them after a hard day at work snuggled up in a onesie, it's sheer bliss. I really can't wait to use the Mulled Wine Spice as I really want to make it as strong as I would like it, and I get to pick the red wine myself! 

What I love about hampers like this is that it reminds of being at a Christmas market, but at home. I have already visited the Manchester Christmas Markets countless times but I think next year might be the turn of popping along to a different country and sampling what they have to offer. I am desperate to get to Germany one year and see where the markets originated. National Holidays offer a range of coach trips from various locations in Manchester to amazing Christmas Markets in Germany, Bruges and Paris which just sounds perfect!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

How Dermaroller can improve the appearance of your skin*

Now, I've never heard of Dermaroller but when I was asked to publish this post, I did a little research and it seems everybody has an opinion on this treatment so I thought it might be a good little article to publish to see how it goes down with you guys as well. I think that the down points are much like having a tattoo, you always have a risk of infection but keeping the area clean and this minimises by A LOT and it's the same here. What do you think of this? Have a read below.


Are you tired of how your skin is starting to look as you get older? Most people have that frustration. It seems like one day you woke up and your skin was just different, right? Maybe it seems thinner, or maybe you have wrinkles that weren't there before. In any case, Dermaroller might be able to help you, but first you need to know why your skin looks the way it does.

Picture of how Dermaroller can Improve the appearance of your skin

How Skin Damage Occurs Over Time //
Skin damage happens for two main reasons. The first is that certain processes within the body are meant to slow down as we age. As teenagers and young adults our bodies produce more of substances like human growth hormone (HGH) and collagen. Both help to give out skin its smooth, supple appearance. But those levels naturally drop off as we get older.

The other reason for skin damage is environmental influences. That could include anything from chemicals in the daily products we use to smoking cigarettes, getting too much sun exposure, or eating an unhealthy diet. But whatever the reason or combination of reasons is, Dermaroller may be able to improve the appearance of your skin.

A Dermaroller Treatment Encourages Collagen Production //
Dermaroller also goes by the name “micro-needling,” and the reason is obvious. The tool used for the procedure is covered in needles. The needles are extremely small, but there are a lot of them covering the tool, which is designed to be rolled over the skin.

The Dermaroller process encourages collagen production in the body to increase because it causes minor damage to the skin. That damage causes the body to produce and release more healthy components in order to make repairs. Basically, it's a way to trick your body into fixing itself up a bit. Those repairs are especially good for your skin. If you have ever used aesthetic equipment to treat skin problems before, that process should sound familiar to you.

Where to Have the Micro-Needling Therapy //
There are many medical clinics and skincare spas that offer Dermaroller treatment. If you are interested in having it professionally done, you should look for a local clinic or spa that offers the service you want. Make sure that they have a good reputation. You may even be able to get a referral from your own doctor or dermatologist. They are likely to know the best treatment facilities in your local area.

Of course, you can also perform a Dermaroller treatment in your own home. The at-home kits vary in cost, with some being as inexpensive as $30. However, you should know that professional treatments tend to work better, produce faster results, and come with fewer risks.

Dermaroller Risks and Side Effects //
You might think that pain is the biggest side effect of Dermaroller, whether you have a professional or at-home treatment. However, topical anesthetic lotions or gels can be used to numb the area before the procedure starts. So, pain is not as much of an issue as you might think.

The biggest risk associated with Dermaroller is the risk of a skin infection. That risk can be minimized by keeping the area clean before, during, and after treatment. If you have a professional treatment, your technician may also give you a medicated lotion to apply to the area after you go home. Other minor side effects you could experience include temporary bleeding or oozing, as well as a little redness and swelling.

Like most skincare treatments, Dermaroller isn't right for everyone, and a single treatment may not totally fix the problem. So, you will need to weigh all of the risks against the potential results before you choose a final skin treatment plan.

*This is a collaboration post