Friday, 21 August 2015

Student Discounts - Getting Ready For University

student nus discount

I know the start of the new University/College term may seem like a little way off yet but I thought I would put together a few posts with some student discount codes to get you ready for going to uni and some codes for things you may need when you are at uni! For the first post we are going to kick things off with things you need to prepare yourself for going to uni. All you need to do is present your NUS card to get the following discounts.

·         12.5% off Rymans stationery
·         10% off Paperchase
·         20% off Epson
·         15% off Cartridge People
·         10% off BHS
·         A third off rail travel with a 16-25 rail card. The rail card costs £30 up front but if you travel regularly by train the savings could soon add up!
·         10% off Matalan
·         10% off Firebox
·         10% off Mega Bus
·         10% off Waterstones when you register with UniDays
So there it is 10 student discount offers to get you prepared for the start of university! Keep an eye out for the next instalment in this mini series for more student offers! 
If you know any more student offers please feel free to share them in the comments below!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Pug Love

I don't know what it is about pugs maybe it is their cute squishy looking faces but I just think they are so cute! Here are some bits and pieces that you can buy which feature these cute little guys!
pug dog gifts wish list mug cushion socks t-shirt purse
Pug Mug - £19.95 Emma Bridgewater

Pug T-Shirt -£14.99 Chicks Rule
Pug Cushion - £7.99 Dunelm Mill
Pug Socks - £3.99 New Look
Pug Coin Purse - £5.50 Claire’s
Do you like Pugs? Which of these is your favourite?


Body Shop Haul & Discount Code

body shop sale haul discount code
I never pay full price for items at The Body Shop. There are always discount codes floating about and the one I used this time was for 35% off just enter code 14317 at the checkout but this code does end today (16th August). Don’t worry if you do not read this post in time as I’m sure there will be more codes released in the near future!
body shop sale haul discount code
The first items that I bought were the banana shampoo and conditioner. I have heard a lot about these and I have to say they smell a-mazing! I can’t wait to give them a try.
Next up is the Body Shop BB cream. This looks different to other BB creams that I have used as it actually comes out white and blends with your skin on application so I am interested in seeing how this works with my skin and if it is a good colour match.
I have only tried a small number of cosmetics from the Body Shop so I am very excited to try this highlighter. I have actually had my eye on it for a while but have always had other products on the go so could not justify buying more but this time I had no excuse!
I have repurchased the Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter a couple of times but this time decided to mix it up and try the Cleansing Oil just to see how it compares. The Cleansing Butter works really well on my skin but just fancied a bit of a change!
Next is a constant re-purchase which is the Tea Tree Cool & Creamy face wash. It is great for blemish prone skin and helps to keep my skin clear and feeling fresh!
Have you picked up anything recently from The Body Shop? What would you recommend?

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Dry Skin Saviours

My skin tends to be quite good but the one problem I do suffer with is dryness. The skin on my face can sometimes feel really dry and I suffer with eczema on my legs so there a few products which I like to keep in stock to help combat this.
If we start with the face first I absolutely love the Origins Drink Up Intensive mask. I use this twice a week in my skin care routine but I do use it more if my skin is feeling particularly dry. It smells amazing and works wonders to give my skin a much needed boost.
A product that I use every evening in my skin care routine is the Vichy Aqualia Thermal serum. This product is also really really good! I apply it before a moisturiser and it just provides instant relief. It sinks into my skin to make it feel instantly hydrated.
Now onto the body products. I have recently been using this body butter from Korres in the scent Mulberry Vanilla….yes it is as good as it sounds! It smells so yummy. I like this as it is quite thick and after you have rubbed it in a residue is left on your skin. This may not be for everyone but I quite like this as I think it provides moisture on your skin for a longer period of time.
The last product is not necessarily the most luxurious but it is a necessity for me and that is this Itch Relief Cream from Boots. I have to have a cream like this on hand in case my eczema flares up. I literally just slap in all over my legs and will just sit with layers of cream of my legs, sexy I know. I do like this one from Boots and have been using it for a little while, it is affordable and effective.
What are your dry skin essentials?

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

What's In My Bag: Michael Kors Mini Selma

michael kors messenger mini selma bag review
I have always been a big handbag kinda girl but sometimes they are just not practical so for Christmas I asked for this Michael Kors Mini Selma (full review here).
Now this bag is small so you have to decide carefully what you need to pack. There is no room for non-necessities here!
So I whittled down what was in my previous mah-ousive bag to some little essentials that I thought I may need on a day or evening out.
First things first I have a little purse from Cath Kidston, a girls gotta have some cash….or at least cards as the case may be sometimes! This purse fits just enough in for the day to day tasks without having to carry around my big Ted Baker purse.
Next up is a sparkly pen because lets face it we all need a sparkly pen in our lives, I am a bit of a stationary nerd!
For touch ups on the go I have got a mini packet of facial wipes. These are from Halo and I think they are nice just to refresh your skin throughout the day or just to give your hands a quick wipe.
A straggly old hair tie, not much to say there! And finally a compact and a lip gloss. This lip gloss is a really beautiful shade of pink from the Rimmel Vinyl Gloss range, I think it is in the shade ‘Snog’ but the label has worn off!
Usually I will have my phone and my keys in here and that is it as it simply cannot fit anything else in. What can I say, it’s small but I love it!
What are your handbag essentials?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

My Go-To Red Lipstick

yves rocher rouge red moisturising lipstick
Every girl needs to have at least one red lip stick in their collection which is their ‘go-to’ red and this is mine.
This is the Rouge Crème Hydratant Moisturising Cream Lipstick from Yves Rocher in the shade 101 Framboise.
yves rocher rouge red moisturising lipstick swatch
As soon as you apply this lipstick you can feel how creamy it is, it glides on with an instant hit of colour. It feels so moisturising on yours lips with none of the dreaded cracking or bleeding which is notorious with the reds!
The colour is really long lasting, being a creamier lipstick I think that perhaps it helps to tint the lips making the colour last a really long time.
yves rocher red moistursing lipstick
This really is an in your face red, bold, classic and sexy.  I think this particular shade may have been discontinued but the range is still available from Yves Rocher, and at just £7.90 I think they are a steal!
What is your go to red?

Sunday, 26 July 2015

100 Follower Mac Palette Giveaway!

mac cosmetics giveaway competition
Today I reached my first blogging milestone with 100 followers and I could not be happier! I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that follows you have made me one happy bunny. As a little thank you I have decided to give away this Mac eyeshadow palette from the Archie's Girls collection. This is brand new but I have got another very similar palette and do not need another one so thought it would be nice to give it to one of you lovely lot!
mac cosmetics giveaway competition
This is a UK giveaway only and the winner will be drawn from the rafflecopter on the 26th August 2015. You must follow with bloglovin' (I will be checking!), once you have done this there are plenty of other chances to get your name in the draw. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and must respond within 72 hours before another winner is picked.
Good luck!

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