23 February 2015

Oasis Sandy Satchel


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I'm often seen lusting over peoples designer bags but the high street has really upped its game in recent years, producing some gorgeous and high quality bags at a fraction of the price. One of my favourite places to shop for bags is House of Fraser. With bags from the biggest names in fashion both designers and high street, so you're bound to find a bag to suit you and your budget.

I'm never without a bag and own quite a few different styles. Yet as the years go on, I find myself really drawn to bigger bags that can fit all the bits and bobs I need in. Practical bags used to mean you had to suffer a boring design. Not anymore, This Sandy Satchel bag* from Oasis is just what I want in a bag for day to day use. It's big enough for all the essentails yet not at all bulky. With its sleek, soft, leather look fabric and gold detailing, the bag looks anything but dull.

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The satchel style bag has two handles, as well attachable long handle so can be worn across the body. meaning you have two different bags for the price of one. The gold metal detailing gives the bag a higher end feel. Making it perfect whatever the occssion be it drinks with the girls, a shopping trip or work.

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The bag consists of one large compartment which closes by a strong metal zip. The interior of the large compartment also has one zippable inner pocket and two side pockets for your phone and other little pieces. So unlike other satchel style bags you don;t need to be rooting around for your things. The zip on the the front of the bag also is a sizeable pocket so there are plenty of places to store your valuables safely. One of my favourite features of the bag is the two side zips which when undone allow the bag to extend giving you even more room. They also look really gorgeous yet again proving that practicality doesn't mean sacrificing fashion.

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I'm loving this bag and can't believe it only costs £30.00. It's a real bargain and the fact it can be worn in so many different ways. As well as complimenting every outfit, means this is the ultimate everyday bag. You can get your own here

What do you think of this bag? Where would you wear this bag? Where do you like shopping for bags? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x

16 February 2015

J by Jasper Conran Jewellery


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Last week was random acts of kindness week and to celebrate the lovely people at Debenhams sent me this gorgeous jewellery from J by Jasper Conran.

I'm a massive fan of Debenhams and love the designer at Debenhams Ranges. So receiving these was a real treat. The pieces are sold separately, yet I was lucky enough to get both the stunning pair of statement earrings and the matching sparkly necklace. I often find myself buying jewellery as a cheaper way to update my wardrobe. You can easily bring classic wardrobe garments up to date by teaming them with different jewellery pieces.

I love the look of rose gold I think it's much more flattering to the skin than gold. It can be easily matched with gold or silver.  Rose gold is also really on trend at the moment making this gift even lovelier. 

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Both the earrings* and necklace* are a rose gold plated metal and have a beautiful clear stone design. The design has a mixture of different shapes. The earrings have a round stone stud whch effortlessly joins onto the chandelier part. It consists of 5 pear shape stones, 2 rectangle stones and 2 square stones. The effect is stunning and reflects the light beautifully, giving a stunning sparkly look. The necklace has the same chandelier style design. The design has a real art deco feel and looks really classy as well as totally different from any other pieces I own.

The necklace is on a 34 inch chain so can be worn in a multitude of ways, which I really adore as you can wear it long, or wrap the chain around your neck twice for a layered look. The fact its so versatile means you can wear it with both casual and dressier outfits. Both the pieces can be worn individually, together or paired with other pieces you own. So the amount of looks you can create is endless.

I'm over the moon with these gifts! I know both are going to get plenty of wear, So keep your eye out for them in future OOTD posts. So I would like to say a massive thank you to Debenhams for your much appreciated act of kindness!

What do you think of these pieces? How would you wear them? What would you team these with? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below!

Lots of Love,
Laura x



13 February 2015

Fake Tan Friday - TanOrganic Oil

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I was recently sent this tanning oil* to review by the gorgeous people at Tan Organic. I have tried lots of different self tanners in my Fake tan Friday series yet never an oil so I was really excited to give it a go.

If you haven't heard of tan organic before they are a tanning company that focuses on providing it's customers with a natural looking high end tan, that is ethically made ensuring the workers are free from exploitation. as well as all its ingredients are not tested on animals. They strongly believe in supporting organic farmers and the environment. Because of this they are the first self tanning company to be Eco - certified.

The Oil comes in a brown glass bottle which unlike plastic containers doesn't allow any chemicals to leak out and mix with the product. Which is amazing! The glass bottle and a wooden lid give the product a really high end feel. As well as looking classy in any bathroom it is perfect match for the natural ethos of the brand.

I was really unsure if I would enjoy using a tanning Oil. The whole process seemed like it would be a lot of faffing and quite messy. I was also really worried that I wouldn't be able to achieve an even finish, especially when I saw the oil was colourless. Hence why I don't have my usual comparison pic. I instantly had thoughts of a tanning disaster, How could I be sure I'm applying it evenly? However the oil does leave a glistening to the skin as you apply it. So it wasn't as hard to apply as I expected. It does take longer than with a mousse or lotion yet the results are beautiful. If you're not a confident tanner then mixing the oil in with a moisturiser is a great way to keep track of where you have applied it.

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Two Coats of TanOrganic
The next thing I noticed was the scent, It smells like a normal natural body oil. Not highly perfumed to cover the fake tan scent. It didn't really have a overpowering scent at all and if anything was really quite pleasant.

My skin was left feeling softer and hydrated than it has after use of any other tanning product. So this is the tanner I would recommend for those with drier skin types.
The colour is super natural and gives a light golden tan, that looks anything but fake. I love the shade and think it gives a really flattering glow to the skin. Which is perfect for fairer skins that have a tendency to look orangey or for a lighter tan in the colder months. If you're like me and prefer a darker shade then all you have to do is apply another coat the next day till you get the depth of shade required.
The tan fades gradually without becoming patchy or disappearing completely after one wash. I'm really impressed with this tan and if you want a natural looking long lasting tan then this is definitely worth ago. Especially if you have dry or fair skin.

You can get your own here.

Have you tried TanOrganic? Have you ever tried a tanning oil? Which tan are you loving at the moment?

Lots of Love, 
Laura x

12 February 2015

The new miracle cream - theCream

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If you haven't already heard about theCream from The Pink Cow Brand, then you soon will! This award winning Organic collection of skincare, is swiftly gaining fans from beauty experts and lovers the world over. They are gaining such notoriety due to the use of no fillers, no added water and 100% natural ingredients. As well as the range having no added rubbish, The Pink Cow Brand is the first company to use colostrum as its main ingredient.

The range was developed by Denie Hiestand, a natural health consultant, author, research expert, and former successful New Zealand dairy farmer. Denie has spent decades studying the skin and toxins/chemicals in everyday cosmetics and personal care products and identified a strong link between the high usage of chemical personal care products and the growing rates of cancers, infertility, hormone imbalances, allergies and various other modern day illnesses.

In response to his patient’s requests, Denie set about to create a completely pure and natural range of skincare products which not only contained none of the harmful additives found in the majority of commercial products, but equally importantly, contained life-giving, cell nourishing ingredients which feed and nourish the skin.

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I love the idea behind the product and the fact that the ingredients are natural. I definitely do worry about the amount of chemicals I put on my skin. However as always I'm slighty sceptical about a new miracle ingredient. So why is colostrum such an amazing discovery in the skincare industry.

Colostrum is:
  • The most powerful, cell building and complete all natural ingredient known
  • Produced by female mammals for approximately 72 hours after birthing
  • Is not milk, but rather the starter of all life, and completely recognized, accepted and utilized by our cells
The biologically active components of Colostrum have been shown to:
  • regulate the functioning of the immune system
  • limit the deterioration of cells associated with the aging process
  • assist with cell growth and reproduction
  • regenerate various types of tissue, including skin
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After reading all the claims I was really excited to give the new buzz cream a go. I have been using the face cream* from the range for the last few months to give it a proper trial.

The Cream is scent free and comes in a white tube, which has the Pink cow logo on it and is dispensed by a small easy to use pump. The packaging looks clean and pretty yet most importantly it's sturdy enough to be thrown into your overnight bag without any leakage.

Due to its super concentration I only needed the smallest amount. Literally I have been using half the amount of the product that I was using previously. Although it's not the cheapest skincare product around, So one tube should last you a long time. Two little pumps is enough for my whole face and neck easily.

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Even after a few uses I noticed a difference to my skin. As discussed in previous posts, I'm lucky with my skin. I don't really have many issues with it. Since I been using it my skin is so soft, My partner even commented on how soft my skin feels.

I'm not usually one to jump on a skincare bandwagon. As everyone's skin is different so what works for one might not work for others. Yet I can't deny the results. I love how nice my skin is feeling and it looks reivalised and hydrated. My skintone looks more even and dare I say it younger. Not that I have full on wrinkles but my skin feels plumper and fresher. I can't comment on if it will clear up problem skin. However if you suffer with dry and sensitive skin, I would without doubt recommend this.

You can get your own from The Pink Cow Brand here.

I'm totally sold on this cream and am dreading running out of it. Have you heard of the cream? What do you think of the use of colostrum? Will you be giving this product a go? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.

Lots of Love,
Laura x