Tuesday, 17 March 2015


Flowers and plants are one of my favourite things. Receiving flowers makes me so happy and just buying them myself but it's also fun growing your own - I feel a bit old saying that, oh no. I used to plant different flowers with my Nan when I was little so growing flowers reminds me of those times. My Mum has been planting all sorts in our front garden lately and I was just like " I want grow some flowers" haha!

I go into Tiger every now and then just to see what's new and I came across their new Spring/garden collection which is just so cute.

I picked up a few bits from the collection but I might go back for more.

I picked up some seeds as they were 2 for £1. All of the seeds I purchased are to be planted in March/ April. The Asters could do with a nursery tray at first, so I purchased on of those for £1!

I'm not sure what I am going to plant my seeds in yet but I picked up this bucket which I may use for one of the packets. 

As you can see the bucket doesn't have any holes for drainage so I'm going to have to drill some.

I also bought this cute little spade for £3

You can check out Tiger's new collection here

Emily xo

Tuesday, 3 March 2015


I'm always up for trying roll-on deodorants as I'm not a massive fan of aerosols/sprays see why here so I was excited when Bionsen sent me their new product 'Caring Touch' Roll-on Deodorant

What makes this deodorant different to the rest of Bionsen's aluminium and paraben-free range is the new fragrance and added Vitamin E, as well as added moisturiser and emollients. All very softening and protecting! 

I have tested and used this deodorant for the last 5 days. I loved how gentle it was on my skin and very moisturising. The scent is very fresh, even though this product is unisex I do think the scent is more on the girly side, quite floral, but who cares. 
I didn't end up smelling of "BO" (I hate saying that) but I did sweat a little under my arms as this product isn't an anti-perspirant. I do prefer wearing anti-perspirants but there are down sides to wearing anti-perspirants and aluminium too.

The scent and deodorant fights against body odour so as long as I don't stink, it's all good. Everything else about the product is pretty great. It's definitely better for my skin than other deodorants I use.

Bionsen:"Bionsen’s hypoallergenic-approved formula effectively neutralises bacteria responsible for body odour, protecting delicate skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and cool for up to 24 hours." - I'm not too sure any product really lasts 24 hours but it lasted long enough - for me 8:30am till 6:30pm but I always top up in between if I want to.

"Bionsen products are formulated using the same natural minerals that can be found in the volcanic spas of Japan, (‘Onsen’in Japanese... Bionsen... Clever!) long-prized for their ability to nourish the skin and keep it healthy."

This product best suits people with sensitive skin or who are looking for more natural deodorants than the others out there.

I am definitely going to use this product again, I love using products that I know are good for me and my skin - I say keep doing what you're doing Bionsen

The new Bionsen Caring Touch deodorant is launching on the 9th March 2015 exclusively at Boots and will cost £2.35 - I'd pay that.

Check out Bionsen on Twitter and on Facebook for more information and updates!

Thanks for reading!

Emily xo

Monday, 2 February 2015



I needed some new shampoo and conditioner, something for coloured hair and a nice scent. The Bed Head Colour Goddess shampoo and conditioner smells amazing like Butterscotch Angel's Delight!

I also purchased a body butter and a candle from Pacifica because I've always wanted to try the brand, I searched around for the body butter in Florida as it is a US brand, but couldn't find it, so I was so happy to find it on feelunique.


TIGI Bed Head Colour Goddess Oil Infused Shampoo & Conditioner Tween Duo 2 x 750ml - £26.36

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter 236ml - £15

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Soy Candle 160g - £15


Just topping up on my coconut essentials here! I do this often as I am obssessed.

Coconut Soap - £2

Coconut Shower Cream - £4

Coconut Body Milk - £8

Coconut Body Scrub - £13


My usual purchases from Boots, apart from the sponge, I've never tried it before so thought I'd pick it up as I love Real Techniques :)

Boots Cotton Wool Pads - £1.89

Boots Cosmetic Buds - £1.40

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - £5.99

Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub - £8

Dove Grapefruit & Lemongrass Anti-Perspirant Deodorant - £2.30

In February, I'm on a spending ban!!

Thanks for reading and if you follow me on Bloglovin thanks for that too :)

Emily xo

Monday, 26 January 2015


Happy January! Here's this months Glossybox review.

This box is full of full sized 'Fresh Start Must Haves' (Must haves? We'll see)

NICKA K NEW YORK Colorluxe Powder Blush | Full Size - €8.95

This blush is a really pretty pink and I don't think I've used a loose powder blush before, so I'm really up for trying this. The packaging is nice, the top is faux metal, a pretty rose gold colour. There's also a mirror on top which I do think is a bit pointless as you can hardly see what you're doing through it. 

KUESHI NATURAL & PLEASANT COSMETICS Revitalizing Face Toner | Full Size - €10.70

I never really use toners, I think I only have one left in my skincare collection because I just can't be bothered to use them. However I know people do swear a toner does make a difference and I do feel willing to give this a go. I'm a big fan of natural products and the bottle is cute, although it reminds me of nail polish remover. I'll let you know if this products makes it to the major skincare routine.

MEMEME Eye Line Pencil in 'Clay' | Full Size - £4

I'm always looking to try new eye pencils and I like this 'clay' shade (basically a dark brown), sometimes black is too harsh so it's a nice alternative. MeMeMe claim this pencil is long lasting. They also claim it's extra soft and easy to glide but it felt kind of harsh when I first tested it, hmm.

NAKED LIPS Organic Lip Balm Superfruits | Full Size - €5

At first I was a little disappointed seeing this in my box, just because I have so may lip balms to suit every lip need I could ever have. But then I thought, this could be amazing as I have seen some really good reviews on this. Organic and natural products are kind of my fave. I really am looking forward to trying this out now. As you can tell from the name, this balm smells fruity and is apparently "packed full of oils from some of the worlds most anti-oxidant rich fruits" sounds good to me. The other Naked Lips lip balms look really good too, I really want to try them all!

JELLY PONG PONG All Over Glow | Full Size - £10

The packaging is super cute but I feel like this brand is always included in Glossyboxes which gets a little boring, I'm just not too sure about the brand and its products. However, this stuff is oil free, I love oil free-ness, so I'll give it a go.

You can subscribe to Glossybox and get the February box here, all the links to the products are in the product headings.

Emily xo

Monday, 12 January 2015


Here's some snaps of my Christmas Day and the build up to Christmas.

Presents from moi.

Peter's Christmas present to me last year, one of my fave gifts <3

First gingerbread latte of Christmas :P


Never too old to have an advent calendar

The 'Luxury Lush Pud'

Santa's bus! Chased this around with my lil sis until it stopped, we met Santa :D

Watching Jon from S Club 7 play Aladdin at the panto!!!!

Christmas Shopping in Bluewater

 Another gingerbread latte.


Our pumpkins were still going strong (and still are right now) so I glittered them to make them a little more Christmassy :)

Off to meet Santa, AGAIN. She ended up meeting him four times in December.

Wrapping Peter's stocking fillers :)

On Christmas Eve I used all three of these Lush products in my bath: Christmas Eve Bubble Bar, Cinders Bath Bomb and The Metling Snowman Bath Melt. Lovely :)

Christmas Day!

I got a Dachshund Door Stop (yes I needed a door stop) woohoo!! His name is Douglas and I love him hehe.

Going for Christmas dinner at the Hilton. Fancy.

Oooh yeah. Costa time.

Amazing view from our seats.

My salmon starter was so yummy.

A box full of fun.


Unreal, nom nom nom.

The sun is setting!

Walking to the beach.

Throwing pebbles!

 My Mum took this of Myself, Grace and Peter.

Back at home 

One of my favourite presents ever.

Elf feet with my sister haha!

I made Peter a pretty cool hot chocolate - it tasted sssoooo good.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed this post :)

I will be back soon with a haul and other bits and bobs! Click here for 'My Skincare Routine' video

Emily xo