Monday, 27 June 2011

A Beautiful Summer's Day...

This post isn't fashion or beauty related at all, but just wanted to share some pictures from the Sunday just gone which where I live (near London) apparently reached 35 degrees according to my boyfriend's car! Crazy hot for England! Anyway we went and spent the day in the park, just people watching, cloud watching and sunbathing. Unfortunately got a tad sunburnt, but it was inevitable really!

A cloud shaped like the United Kingdom!

I hope everyone in Britain enjoyed (and is enjoying - for now) the sunshine!


Monday, 20 June 2011

Post Exam Treats - a new bag, perfume and spa

Hello everyone! So last Thursday I finished my A2 exams for good, so as a treat my boyfriend took me to the day spa at Center Parcs in Longleat to completely relax. It is called Aqua Sana, and really is an amazing place to visit.

At Longleat there were 16 'experiences' including rooms such as The Japanese Salt Steam Bath which had a temperature of 45 degrees and 90-100% humidity, and the Finnish Sauna which has a temperature of 70 degrees and 60% humidity (that one was tough!). Afterwards, we were free to explore everything else Center Parcs has to offer, so we went swimming and went for lunch. It was £59 for four hours in the spa for both of us, which I think is a bit of a bargain! If you want more info click here.

Yesterday, we both went to Windsor to do a bit of shopping. Windsor is a great place to go for the day; there are lots of little interesting shops, as well as the infamous Windsor Castle of course. On one of the stalls at the indoor market they were selling loads of lovely hand made leather bags, and one caught my eye in particular.

I adore the colour and the leather is so soft. It kind of reminded me of the Mulberry Bayswater, which I think is another reason why I liked it. The price was £60 but we managed to haggle the price down to £48, which I was really pleased with.

There was also tonnes of room inside which is perfect for me, as I tend to be a bit of a hoarder!

I also bought a new perfume; Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic.

Top notes are clementine, orange blossom, ivy, green tea and bitter orange; middle notes are peony, chamomile, mandarin orange and basil; base notes are sandalwood and amber. It is such a beautiful fragrance and is perfect for the summer months.


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

ASOS: a pretty new summer dress

Hello everyone! Just thought I would show the latest addition to my wardrobe. Excuse my bad BAD quality photos, but my camera happens to be broken so my iPhone is as good as it is going to get at the moment :)

It is a one shoulder dress which I love as I have nothing else like it. It has a tie waist but I think I might wear a thin waist belt instead. I also love the print:

I looks so much nicer in real life! You can find it on ASOS here.

If anyone would like a £5 off when you spend over £20 code, just leave a comment and your email and I will send you one. I have so many from all those diet cokes I drank :)

Everyone looking forward to summer?


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tous H20 for Oxfam

Hello everyone, hope you're all well.

I've just heard about this perfume by Tous, and how it is supporting Oxfam by donating some of their profits to the charity to provide clean, safe water to people in developing countries. Apparently, buying just one bottle will make 15 litres of water accessible to someone, somewhere. I love the sound of this perfume, and I think that the cause is just fantastic!

This is how it is described on the website;
"Top notes of Eco-Cert organic lemon from Italy and organic lavender from Bulgaria precede an airy and delicate heart of white flowers, jasmine, rose and apple. An earthy, woody base of cedar, white amber, musk and Australian Sandalwood cultivated from fair-trade and sustainable development projects in Australia complete this uniquely special fragrance."

I really want to try this! It sounds perfect for summer. It retails for between £26-£46 depending on the size, and you can buy it from here.

What fragrances are you liking at the moment?