I don't think I've ever spent so much time preparing, drafting and editing a post before but I am chuffed with how it has turned out. I hope you enjoy reading about a few products that I have been using lately and highly recommend. There's a right mixture - from bras to music so have a read and gorge yourselves on the things that get me out of bed in the morning.
Until recently, bra shopping was my idea of hell. I have always had big knockers but as you may know if you read this post, a few months ago I got my arse into action and started living a healthier lifestyle and subsequently (to my absolute joy) lost a bit of extra baggage around my chest. Going down a cup size definitely did not push me into that -DD bracket but I finally found some bras that were easy on the eye and fitted well. This Rosie for Autograph bra is one of my favourite brassiere purchases and would highly recommend it for fuller-busted ladies.
I wouldn't call myself a green thumb but I'd take a pot plant over a bunch of flowers any day. These pre-potted cacti from Ikea prove popular amongst bloggers and for a snip at £4.50, they're a perfect way to bring a bit of life to your living space. If you don't live near an Ikea, try your local Wilko as they sell similar sets also. I went bit bat-shit crazy and purchased more cacti than I had space for but the biggest hidden gem that I found is a large, hollow ceramic head that I spotted whilst passing a junk shop one day. It homes a little succulent perfectly.
CKIN2U holds a lot of nostalgic memories for me and although I like to try new perfumes, is a fragrance that I always return to. I recently had an awful allergic reaction to another perfume that I used after finishing CKIN2U and immediately repurchased this holy grail product. I go through perfume quite quickly so try to hang off buying any until they are on offer. If like me you like to pretend you're still 15, CKIN2U is currently half price in Superdrug.
I received The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser in a goodie bag when I spent over £30 not too long ago and have been enjoying using it. I'm usually rubbish when it comes to skincare and will try to do the bare minimum in regards to makeup removal but I love the satisfaction of having a completely clean face when using this product. I usually take the majority of my makeup off using a Simple cleansing wipe and follow with a double cleanse, applying the product with a double-sided cotton pad from Boots, and finish with the Garnier Micellar Water. If The Body Shop is a little out your drugstore budget, they are infamous advocates for cruelty free products and I think that's something that money cannot put a price on. They also often have brilliant offers on their products and that's when I love to snap up the All-In-One BB Cream which I swear by!
I've been an MP3 downloader ever since I can remember but after inheriting my little Ford Fiesta that dates back to god knows when, an AUX cord was off the cards. After only finding a lot of S Club 7 whilst digging through old CD's, I bought myself a little selection of perfect driving soundtracks. I think The Wombats are majorly underrated and am pleased they've made a come-back with Glitterbug. My favourite songs include Pink Lemonade & Sex and Question Marks.
I've been an avid wearer of Maybelline The Rocket Volum Express Mascara for a long time and is the best dupe for Max Factor False Lash Effect that I've found. I'm very reluctant to try new mascaras but picked up Maybelline Lash Sensational when it was on an introductory promotional offer and it has revolutionised my mascara application. Coincidentally, Benefit released their Roller Lash mascara around the same time which has an almost identical wand and has also received raving reviews. Having tried both, Sensational Lash is by far the better of the two in terms of application, longevity and removal. I've recently been more weary about purchasing cosmetics that may have been tested on animals and after further research, was really disappointed to find out Maybelline condones this. Despite the mega results I get from the product, I won't be purchasing it again so if anyone has any cruelty-free mascara recommendations they'd be much appreciated.
I'm probably the last person to jump on the Spotify bandwagon but until now it just didn't make sense to me. It seemed too good to be true - and it kind of is when you're hit with adverts and limited skips, but lately I've been using it to stream music more than iTunes and it's such a gem for finding unknown artists. I'm not very clued up on the ins and outs of it yet and I feel a bit in the unknown like how my mum must feel about Facebook and Twitter.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is the trendy little skincare product that is Bioderma's cheaper cousin. It claims to be exceptionally gentle and is perfect for those with dry and sensitive skin. I use it in replace of a toner and am not left with that dry, tight feeling that some toners leave my skin feeling. Micellar water is an all-round handy multipurpose product and is something that I keep repurchasing.
A year ago I did not think that I would be the trainer-wearing rapscallion that I am today but have fallen in love with the comfy, casual footwear trend. My latest edition is a pair of Adidas Superstar trainers and I have never tried so hard to find anything before in my life. When I thought all hope was lost, I finally found these in a size 3 and bopping about in them makes me feel every bit the 90's chick that I hoped.