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statement made jewellery

Jewellery is always great to jazz up an outfit, you to add a little more detail, I feel bare without it, almost naked, you know. I have a few bits and bobs, {mainly bee related things..} but I’m always expanding my collection, so I have a piece for whatever my mood / outfit. When it comes to jewellery shopping I sometimes never know where to look, unless I have my eye on one particular piece. But recently I’ve come across a site full of gorgeous pieces that I thought I’d share with you.

Statement Made Jewellery is the website I’m chatting about they have a huuuge selection of jewellery ranging from necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more! Also they do personalised engraved jewellery where you can get a hand written message engraved onto a piece {HOW SENTIMENTAL}. They’re whole message is that they want people to be expressive with wearing the jewellery, so rocking something that means a lot to the individual! They also pride on being handmade, which again makes a piece so much more thoughtful.

They were kind enough to surprise me with a lovely little necklace from their website, how exciting?! They sent me a gorgeous silver piece, I tend to only wear silver as it’s not as harsh. There is two charms on the chain, one being a little ‘s’, I mean anything personalised is always a win, makes it so sentimental. The second charm is a little Buddha head, which is lucky right? We all need luck so I’m happy with that, haha! You can buy this Buddha necklace but with any initial ~here~!

So utterly obsessed with this necklace, I can’t stop wearing it, haha! Such a little cute piece to have in my collection, that I can pop on with an outfit to jazz up the neck area. It is such good quality even though it’s super inexpensive, which is amazing! Means you can get more right?!.. We’ve got to treat ourselves {lol}. Have a lil look at the rest of the necklaces ~here~!

They have so many bits and bobs on the website, something for everyone in your life, plus they’re very affordable, great to grab bits for Christmas time, I’m defiantly going to be having a look and picking something for family members! Ooooo they also do FREE UK shipping, halleluiah!!! Have a little browse of the website ~here~!

A massive thank you to the lovely team at Statement Made Jewellery for sending me this beaut necklace, I’ll treasure it forever!
*the products mentioned in this post have been sent to me for free, but all my opinions are my own*

x S

how to take care of your skin in the winter

Now yeah, we should be looking after our skin allll year round, it’s not just for whatever season we fancy. But I defiantly put more effort into my routine in winter, mainly because I was blessed with dry skin {lucky me}, so if I don’t bother I end up looking like a walking, talking corpse {maybe exaggerated.. but you get my point}. So I thought I’d share with you, all the steps I go through to look after my skin in winter.

So before we get into facial skincare, I wanna start with body skincare, I mean no one wants dry legs and arms.. But before that we need to start with hair removal, so everything’s smooth, before we pop the lotions and potions on. So for the hair removal itself I’ve been loving using the Panasonic Epilator, it’s amazing, very easy to use and comes with 6 different heads, so you can choose which suits you best, or use them all. It has a flexible head too!? Amazing, means it can get around so easily. It leaves your skin so smooth, as compared to using an ordinary razor. So yes the wet and dry Panasonic epilator is fabulous!

So after using the epilator, after any hair you fancy has been removed, then I use a body scrub, I mean for me any does, but you can’t beat the smell of the Soap and Glory sugar crush one, it’s a citrusy dream {I just end up sniffing it all time, hahah}. After that I pop a body lotion on, with a body lotion I use something thicker, something that’s going to hydrate my skin, also a bit glowy too {not glitter}, just a healthy glow, you know. Oooh while we chat about body skincare, I guess hands count right? I love hand creams, I carry one at all times in winter to keep my hands hydrated and super soft!

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God, I love a face mask, so that’s best place to start with the skincare, they are just theee best for helping make your skin soft, and giving you a little life, and glow. In the winter I’m very much partial to mainly using the self heating variety {what better when your freezing than heating your face up..}, I love the chocolate orange on from Superdrug, festive you see!

The other skincare bits I use is defiantly a moisturiser, but a thick one, I love the Garnier honey 3 in 1 moisturiser, it’s brill for hydrating my skin, and a saviour in the winter months. Of course eye cream to keep your eyes hydrated, don’t want dry eyes do I? No. One of my favouriteeeee products for winter is the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, this stuff is incredible! I mainly use it for my lips, but you can whack it on any dry patches, it’s a literal saviour, if you have dry skin/lips, get it!

Overnight products are great too in the cooler months, because they keep your skin from drying overnight, and make you look fab in the morning. Overnight skincare is the best for when you’re feeling lazy, you just whack it on, and nod off! IDEAL!

So there we go, that’s my how I look after my skin tips during winter, of course I do general bits too like cleansing, taking my makeup off {lol}, but yeah! If you have any tips do leave me a little comment!

x S

let’s chat about go pros!

So as the title suggests I wanna have a little chat about Go Pros! We all know what they are right? If not they’re basically a mini camera that is basically to my knowledge bullet proof, you can use them under water {I even hate using my normal camera in the rain in fear of it breaking}, for any form of activities, or even day to day use! Plus due to the small size they’re great to carry around wherever you go! Handy to pop on the front of a bike too, if you enjoy biking, always a fab form of exercise, and you can get some great shots. When I was buying my bike I made sure to look for lots of deals, you can find lots of cheap bikes and accessories online.

Now they are mainly for videos of course, great for holidays etc, especially if you’re travelling light. But they do also take photos, which is ideal for someone like me that loves snapping any photo she can! It takes the faf out of carrying a camera around! Even though they are tiny the quality that they shoot is utterly amazing, and lives up to the same quality as a bigger camera.

In my search for a Go Pro I’ve been wondering where to find one, when buying something like a camera, you’ve always got to shop around haven’t ya, I want an utter bargain let’s be honest. Which means having about 20 tabs open on your laptop switching back and forth between prices ( ! talk about confusing ! ).

On my 21st tab opening I came across a wonderous website called Latest Deals, basically with this site you pop on it, and type in what you’re looking for so in my instance Go Pros, but it can be literally anything, even vouchers for food {YUM}!

Once you type in Go Pro it comes up with a huge list of all the Go Pros plus they’re prices that can be found online, so you can browse them all in one place?! AMAZING! You simply find the one you’re interested in and click ‘get deal’ and it takes you straight to the website where you can purchase the Go Pro straight away! Of course with it being called Latest Deals, it finds the cheapest prices!!! & the best deals possible for that product online. When I looked there where shops I’d not even heard of and wouldn’t have found myself, with utter bargains on them! If you’re also looking for a Go Pro head over to the Latest Deals website and have a lil browse for yourself ~here~!

If any of you have any of you tried a Go Pro before? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear how you got along with it & see any pictures you’ve shot!

x S

alex steinherr ; primark skincare!

As soon as I saw via Alex’s Instagram that she had a skincare collection coming out with Primark I yelped, how exciting?! The woman behind the Glamour Mag column that knows everything about skincare has a brand spanking new skincare range!? and.. It’s affordable!? *SCREAMS*. So of course I had to get my hands on some of the products, I had a little look and chose 7 items that I fancied trying, so here I have them, going to do a lil review and tell you my thoughts.

Within the range there is different categories which are; Sleep Spa, Pollution Solution, Pore Balance, Plump & Glow, Maximum Moisture. So there is literally something from anyone, also the prices are a huuuge plus for me as they range from £3 ~ £5! As I said there is lots of products, so have a lil look ~here~ to see the full range. Ooh also everything is fragrance free, which is fab as sometimes fragrances can be too intense. AMAZING thing also is that the whole range is vegan friendly & not tested on animals! WOO WOO! {also AMAZING ingredients within the skincare, but for a CHEAP price,yipeeee!!!}

Plump & Glow ; Serum-in-cream Moisturiser ~ This is great for popping on in the morning to give you a bit of a glow, as it suggests, {I’m very good at stating the obvious} but this is a dream, fab to pop on under your makeup for a glow from within kinda look, IDEAL! If I’m not wearing makeup too, it’s great to pop this on as it makes you look alive, and glowy.. ~have I said glowy yet?~ {price; £5}.

Pore Balance ; Super Detox Clay Mousse Face Mask ~ Now I love a face mask, how do people get on without them? Who knows, they pick me up as well as my skin, so I was so excited to see this in the range. This one left my skin feeling amazing, was so soft and left me overall feeling pretty radiant! {price; £5}.

Maximum Moisture ; Moisture-Locking Everyday Moisturiser ~ This moisturiser is saving my skin at the moment! It’s theeee perfect consistency, and sinks in very well, doesn’t feel heavy or like wet on your face, ~I find that with a lot of moisturisers for dry skin~ it just works perfectly, and I’m finally glad to have found such a FAB budget moisturiser! {price; £5}.

Maximum Moisture ; Hydration On-the-go ~ Now for someone like me that has dryer skin, and sometimes a little dehydrated this is honestly a god send, you can use it under or over makeup on any little dry patches you have, the handy size means you can pop it in your bag and always use it throughout the day! Especially great for winter, forget gloves as a winter essential, get this! {price; £4}.

Sleep Spa ; Sleeping Face Mask ~ Anything that works through the night is ideal if you’re feeling a little lazy with skincare ~ahem, yes sarah you~ because you whack it on and don’t have to worry about it, just reap the rewards in the morning. This overnight mask has really made my skin look glowy and super soft when I’ve woke up, it’s super hydrating which is perfect for my skin in particular! {price; £5}. ~probably my fav from the range~

Sleep Spa ; Every Night Eye Mask ~ I mean I constantly have eye bags, whether I sleep, drink water, use eye cream, I guessed I was just ever so kindly blessed with them. So this product intrigued me, something that’s going to work on my eyes overnight? sounds a dream right, well it is! I mean my eye bags haven’t gone, let’s be real, but my eyes have been so much brighter on the mornings!! {price; £4}. 

Sleep Spa ~ Overnight Lip Mask ~ Ah I bloody love this, an overnight lip mask is just what I need in these coming winter months! It’s a lovely thick, but not sticky balm, with a gorg pinky tint. You can of course wear it through the day too, I just pop a little less on. When I’ve used this I’ve woke up with super soft lips, which is exactly what I want. This is deffo going to be a new favourite that I won’t be able to live without! {price; £4}.

x S

BLOG Tour ; a gift from woolworths ~ elaine Everest

Another day another book tour, ey? I absolutely love reading so getting involved and reading some exciting newly released books is just amazing! Today I have the perfect festive book!

So A Gift from Woolworths is the next instalment in the very loved Woolworths collection from Elaine Everest, it comes out on the 31/10/2018!

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here we have a full list of the bloggers involved in the book tour!

Blurb

Will the war be over by Christmas?

As the war moves into 1945 the lives of the women of Woolworths continue. When store manager, Betty Billington, announces she is expecting Douglas’s baby her future life is about to change more than she expects.

Freda has fallen in love with the handsome Scottish engineer but will it end happily?

Maisie loves being a mother and also caring for her two nieces although she still has her own dreams. When her brother appears on the scene he brings unexpected danger to the family.

Meanwhile Sarah dreams of her husband’s return and a cottage with roses around the door but Woolworths beckons.

Will our girls sail into times of peace, or will they experience more heartache and sorrow? With a wedding on the horizon, surely only happiness lies ahead – or does it?

About the Author 

elaineElaine Everest, author of Bestselling novels The Woolworths Girls, The Butlins Girls, Christmas at Woolworths, and Wartime at Woolworths was born and brought up in North West Kent, where many of her books are set. She has been a freelance writer for twenty years and has written widely for women’s magazines and nation newspapers, with both short stories and features. Her non-fiction books for dog owners have been very popular and led to broadcasting on radio about our four legged friends. Elaine has been heard discussing many topics on radio from canine subjects to living with a husband under her feet when redundancy looms.

When she isn’t writing, Elaine runs The Write Place creative writing school at The Howard Venue in Hextable, Kent and has a long list of published students.

Elaine lives with her husband, Michael, and their Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Henry, in Swanley, Kent and is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, The Crime Writers Association, The Society of Women Writers & Journalists and The Society of Authors.

Twitter; http://www.twitter.com/elaineeverest

Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/ElaineEverestAuthor/

My Thoughts

So you should be able to remember Woolworths, it was the shop of dreams when I was little, so I was very excited to read this because it takes you back to that shop, especially around Christmas. This book was set in the war time and revolves are the girls that work there, and what is going on with there lives! It’s such a cosy read, it’s lovely as it’s a follow on as well so reading a new one is like catching up with everyone and I love that! My grandma has read the previous ones too and she loved them, so I’m going to lending this one to her so she can read and catch up also! They’re the kind of books that absolutely any age will love! I highly encourage you to pick the first one up and give it a read, you’ll not regret it! Purchase the book from Amazon ~here~!

Thank you to Faye and Elaine for having me as part of this tour,

Xx