I went shopping for a dress a couple of months ago and couldn't find anything anywhere. Always the way when you need it for the same evening. I tried on a selection in Topshop, River Island and Miss Selfridge with no success.
River Island is usually my fail safe go to place so I went back in for a second look. I'd bypassed this dress on my first visit as i wouldn't have said it was my style and it was too in your face. However, it passed the changing room test and I absolutely love it. It's had a few outings since I bought it!
I should be making the transition into Autumn's trends however, I've not long come back from Tenerife so i'm still in holiday mode. I finally went on a girlie holiday with my bestie Emma. It was only a short break as we couldn't get much time off work but it was so nice to get away!
We went to Siam Park which is a water park quite close to where we stayed. We absolutely loved it and it's definitely worth a visit if you're in Tenerife!
We stayed at Sol Tenerife, Playa de las Americas. It was a 4* all inclusive hotel .
On both the first and last days of our trip, we went to the Gara Rufa Fish Spa. It was 10 euros for 20 minutes and you got a foot massage after. I was a bit nervous about putting my feet in at first but it just tickles. Definitely the best 10 euros we spent whilst we were away.
My style has been a lot more casual lately and my white converse are my best friends. I have 3 other pairs of Converse in red, grey and lilac but I've not worn any of them as much as I've worn these. The were definitely a worthwhile purchase!
A few weekends ago, I headed to Debenhams at Intu Merry Hill to speak to the girls from Elemis, Elizabeth Arden, Urban Decay and Juicy Couture.
Firstly, the lovely girls at Elemis gave me a facial and went through some of their products. Elemis to me is definitely a spa brand and leaves you feeling so refreshed.
I was a bit concerned about having to leave Debenhams bare faced after my Elemis facial but no fret needed, I was sent over to Urban Decay to have my make up done. I had a purple themed look created with the electric palette.
I actually ended up purchasing the Optical Blur Brush as I was really impressed with how it packed product onto my skin. I love Urban Decay for their Naked palettes but they have some exciting releases planned.
To complete my make up, I headed over to Elizabeth Arden for a Lipology talk. The ladie's here were so happy to answer our questions so don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it!
The 8 hour cream/ lipbalm is the perfect answer to chapped lips and I haven't stopped using it since. Their lipglosses are gorgeous and come with a handy mirror. I have my eye on a few colours!
Juicy Couture have released 2 new summer fragrances: Couture La La and Malibu. We tasted jelly beans of the nodes and had to guess them which I think was a really good idea. Couture La La is my favourite with fruity nodes of Apple, Mandarin and Pink Sugar Crystals whereas Malibu has Watermelon, Tangerine and Blackcurrant.
Debenhams is the perfect place to get all your favourite products, its amazing how many brands are under one roof! Thanks to Debenhams for inviting me along and thank you to all the girls at the counters, you were all so lovely and helpful!
There's nothing better than going home for lunch and seeing that the postman has delivered a parcel. This month, Glossybox have teamed up with Superdrug to celebrate 50 years of them being a beauty retailer.
So, let's see what's inside...
I Love Cosmetics Strawberries & Milkshake Shimmer & Shine Lip Gloss £1.29 FULL SIZE
This isn't something I would've chosen myself but I like strawberry flavouring and it's a cute colour so i'll add it to my collection.
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara £6.99 FULL SIZE
I haven't tried this particular Rimmel Mascara. I'm currently using the Scandaleyes Volume Flash so it'll be interesting to see how this one compares. The brush has an hourglass shape that is meant to create a 60's look.
B. Quick One Coat Professional Finish Nail Polish £4.99 FULL SIZE
This is a brand exclusive to Superdrug; I haven't tried anything from them before but it's a nice minty teal colour (Shade 176 Mermaid). I've actually been on a nail varnish ban all year but I've still acquired about 6 thanks to Glossybox!
BlowPro Blow Up Daily Volumizing Conditioner 50ml - £2.13 Value
I love travel sized products that I can keep to take to the gym or travelling. I always choose volumizing products so i'm happy with this.
Superdrug Large Doughnut Ring £3.99 FULL SIZE
I have a couple of doughnut rings already but you can't go wrong with a couple of spare although this is the strangest 'blonde' coloured bun ring i've seen.
Garnier Oil Beauty Lotion
Ghost Fragrance - Eclipse
Since the postage increase, Glossybox stands at a price of £10 plus £3.25 p&p totalling £13.25. The contents of this month's box has a value of £19.39 excluding the bonus samples however, four products are full size.
Although, this box has a cheaper value than most other times, all of these products are things that I will use and are general useful things to have so i'm quite pleased!