Saturday, 25 October 2014

Autumn/ Winter Fashion Event - Intu Merry Hill

A couple of weekends ago, I headed over to Merry Hill for their Autumn/ Winter fashion event. Although Merry Hill (Dudley) is a bit of a further drive from me, it's definitely the place to go if you want to do some serious shopping. I went with the mindset of getting quite a few additions for my autumn wardrobe and that's exactly what I did.

It's always good to pop over to Merry Hill when they are having one of their fashion weekends as there are lots of discounts to be had and entertainment all round with fashion shows and craft areas. It's a nice opportunity to pick up on the new seasons upcoming trends. I collected a voucher booklet from the concierge desk offering varied discounts around the centre. I was kindly gifted a £30 gift card too.

Couldn't resist this bobble head people in H&M!

I felt that this year the fashion pods were more frequently spaced with more goings on throughout the day which was great as you could be in and out of shops and still catch the various fashion shows. I'd say that more brands took part in the fashion display this time and there were some lovely outfits presented from shops that I wouldn't generally go to.

Fashion Shows - River Island, Topshop, Primark

The best thing about Merry Hill is there is something for everyone. There's a huge selection of shops for men, women and children as well as Eat Central with a great selection of restaurants. I'd definitely recommend visiting Merry Hill if you're looking to start your Christmas shopping as the late night opening times are convenient and you won't struggle to find gifts!

Superdry Store

I was really excited to find there is now a Liz Earle counter in Boots. Apparently it had only opened a couple of days before. I'd been wanting to repurchase my Cleanse & Polish for a while so this was convenient!

Boots - Liz Earle, Smashbox, Bumble & Bumble, Tiger (the cutest, most random shop ever)

Here is a look at a few of the clothing items I picked up featuring Topshop, River Island and New Look mainly. Keep an eye out for future outfit posts featuring these!


You can sign up to Intu Merry Hill's newsletter here if you'd like to be informed of future events such as this.

xxxx
Tasha

 *Thanks to Merry Hill for gifting me with a giftcard for my attendance.



















Tuesday, 21 October 2014

LUSH Christmas 2014 #LUSHCoventry

At the beginning of October I was invited over to the Lush Coventry store to have a preview of the newly released Christmas stock. The Christmas releases are always my favourite and it's the time of year when you're most likely to find me in a Lush store. Autumn/ Winter just symbolises cozy nights in with long baths that aren't complete without a Lush product or two.

I love how usually you can smell a Lush store before you can see it. I hadn't visited Coventry town centre before so I had to work out where I was going but I made perfect time. We got the chance to look around freely and to talk to the staff about the new ranges.


Bubble bars are usually top of my list and this year the Halloween and Christmas range's haven't failed to impress. I'm a sucker for appearances and like nothing more than displaying my Lush goodies. I picked up a Wizard bubble bar to befriend The Christmas Penguin. The Butterbear bath bomb is adorable and the Star Light Star Bright bath melt is too pretty to resist. I think I need to remind you that Lush products are good for your skin too before I get carried away on looks!




The stand out product for me this year is definitely 'Northern Lights'. A cross between a bubble bar and a bath bomb, it does the best of both. We had a demonstration of this in use and the array of colours and bubbles are lovely. I couldn't resist picking one up.




The return of Snow Fairy is enough to excite some but there are more shower gels to the Christmas range with So White, Hot Toddy and Rose Jam. I'll always be a Snow Fairy lover but So White would be my next pick with it's crisp apple scent.






I love how strong the scents are with Lush soaps. Yog Nog is my favourite with a honeycomb scent and a melt in your hands feel as it is made from soya yoghurt. Reindeer Rock and Fairy Ring Soap are also new this year.





As usual, there are some amazing sets this year which would make perfect gifts including a bumper set by the name of White Christmas containing 17 of their most popular products.


Not to forget, FUN - a multipurpose product almost like playdough that you can make shapes with and wash your hair and body. The gold bar is back this year along with a black, white and orange one designed so that you can make your own snowman!


Thank you so much to Lush Coventry for having me. The staff were all lovely and I had a great evening catching up with and meeting new bloggers.

What's your favourite release?

xxxx
Tasha














Monday, 6 October 2014

Tenerife - Holiday OOTD #3

The final installment of my holiday attire. Excuse the crazy beach hair!going on here too.

Black Kaftan: Primark £8
Sandals: New Look - Old

I've ordered some Autumnal pieces online so keep an eye out for some haul posts :)

xxxx
Tasha

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Tenerife - Holiday OOTN #2

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!



xxxx
Tasha


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Tenerife - Holiday OOTN

So here's one of my holiday outfits, who doesn't like taking balcony pictures aha...? We stayed at Sol Tenerife,  Playa de las Americas.


I love how tanned I look here but it's faded a lot already.

Necklace; Next £14 

(I've had this necklace for about a year and it's got to be my most worn necklace of all time)

xxxx
Tasha

Monday, 29 September 2014

Tenerife


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.

xxxx
Tasha







Monday, 9 June 2014

OOTD - New Look and White Converse

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!






It's actually really weird looking at this picture of me as I had my hair reverse ombred a while ago so this looks really blonde!


xxxx
Tasha