Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Guest Post - Spring Trends by Grace over at Belle Mode.

Hey! Today's post is a lovely fashiony one, by the lovely Grace over at Belle Mode, do check out her blog!

Hello everybody, I am Grace and I blog on over at Belle Mode. Today I am taking over Alexandra's blog, Alexandra kindly asked me if I would like to do a guest post on her blog so I said of course!  As I am a fashion blogger I have a spring trends post for you all. Ill be showing you some of the trends that are around this season and some pieces. 


River Island Style Tip ' Stripes, graphic and geometric prints transform a black and white palette, with a touch of cobalt blue or red will add an unexpected colour pop'
Here are some monochrome pieces...

I really love this trend and actually own the blouse in the second collage.


River island style tip 'Pair white with neon accents for a fresh colour combo that's bound to get you noticed'
Here are some pieces...

I love how adding a neon or a bright to a white outfit can add definition to the outfit.


Here are some picks...

I love this trend. It will be very nice to wear in the warm summer months and on holiday.

These are just 3 of the trends that are in fashion this season but there are many more! I hoped you enjoyed reading this post.
I would love to pop over to my blog. Thank you Alexandra for letting me take over your blog today!
Thank you.
Grace xx

Thursday, 11 April 2013

A bit of a different post - Ted Talk by Steve Jobs.

This is a completely different post to usual, and I would also like to apologise for the fact that my blog has been majorly quiet this last week. My time in France is quickly running out and I have been so busy trying to profit from the time I have left that I just haven't had the time to sit down and write. 
One of my friends is completely obsessed with TED Talks, and plays them to me at any opportunity (not that I mind as they are extremely informative and eye-opening). 
For a bit of background, one of the units I have had to teach at school this year is called 'Myths and Heroes', and a lot of my students said that Steve Jobs is a hero. Now I do not agree with this, but he was a huge success during his lifetime, so obviously he was doing something right, right?!
I'm constantly worried about what I'm going to do with my life, after university, so this speech is great for reminding me that even one of the richest, most successful men in the world did not know what to do with his life when he was at university (so much so that he dropped out!).

So here goes, I recommend you watch this video!

Also, check out the TED Talks website, there's loads of great stuff on there.


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Sample Sunday - Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia perfume review.

Hey guys, how are you?
I missed last Sunday's Sample Sunday post because I was away on holiday and didn't have time to schedule a post before I went, but all back to normal now! Today's product is a perfume, which I think are quite hard to review because it all comes down to the scent, which I can't really send over the internet... unless you fell for Google's April Fool's Day prank? But anywayyyy... the perfume sample I've been using is Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de parfam

Picture of Armani Acqua di Gioia perfume sample

Back of Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia perfume sample

So this is a 1.5ml sample I received with a recent makeup purchase, and although doesn't sound that much, I've used it pretty much everyday this week and there is still plenty left - obviously, unless you drown yourself in perfume, a spritz or two really isn't too much. I've visited The Perfume Shop page for this perfume, and I can definitely smell the jasmine coming through - which I'm loving, just in case you missed my last conditioner review! It really is a lovely, fresh spring/ summer fragrance and I'm glad I have come across it in sample form as Giorgio Armani perfumes aren't something I've tried before. I would definitely consider buying the full-size version once I run out of my Chanel Chance.

Have you tried this perfume before? What are your fave S/S smells?


Friday, 5 April 2013

France Alert! - Le Petit Marseillais White Clay and Jasmine conditioner review.

Bonjour mes petits pois!
I thought a French intro would be all the more suitable today as I'm writing a quick post about a French product - sooooo I know the majority of my readers live in the UK and therefore can't get this product, I thought I would write this review as a heads up, just in case any of you have a cheeky Parisian weekend coming up haha. The product is Le Petit Marseillais White Clay and Jasmine conditioner.

Le Petit Marseillais conditioner

The main thing I absolutely love about this conditioner is the scent - it's just like a Dior perfume my mum uses (Diorissimo, perhaps?). It makes showering a dreammmm and believe me with the awful excuse of a bathroom I have, it's a much welcomed product haha! The scent isn't too overpowering though, meaning that it doesn't linger too much after rinsing and doesn't interfere with perfume. 
The formula is luxuriously thick, and it really coats the hair very well, and detangles it, too. I can feel the difference in my hair as soon as I put it on - it really does get rid of a lot of knots in the lengths. Which is great because my hair is soooo long at the moment. 
I'm not sure if I can make a comment about whether it has greatly affected the condition of my hair (above the usual level) because I am in need of a haircut at the moment so my ends are horrendous and I doubt there is any conditioner on the planet that would salvage them! But, this is a great, inexpensive, everyday conditioner and if you are after a great smelling and luxuriously feeling product on a budget (and happen to be in France) then definitely pick this up!

I would also recommend you try the other products by Le Petit Marseillais - they have shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and soaps, and they all come in gorgeous scents!

Have you ever tried anything by Le Petit Marseillais?


P.S. This conditioner, along with other Le Petit Marseillais products, is widely available in all supermarkets and some pharmacies and department stores in France.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Archive - L'Oreal Collagen Filler Lip review.

Hey guys!
So today's article is actually an archive article from my old blog! Hope you enjoy.
I have wanted to try this product out for ages having seen adverts for it on TV (who doesn't want fuller lips?!) but always thought it was a bit expensive seeing as I was a bit dubious as to whether it would actually do anything. But a few weeks ago I was browsing TKMaxx and saw it for only £4 so I thought why not give it a go!


I have been using L'oreal Paris Collagen Filler Lip for about 3 weeks now, morning and night. The product consists of two creams: one for around the lips and one for the lips. You apply the Anti-Feathering Cream around your lips and gently dab it into the skin, and then you use the Plumping Serum on the lips. The Anti-Feathering Cream is very light and absorbs very quickly, which is great as no-one has time in the mornings to wait for heavy creams to absorb! The Plumping Serum is a little bit thicker, but still absorbs really quickly and has a lovely moisturising effect on the lips.


As you can see, the applicators are really well designed making the product easy to use - you don't even need a mirror! It's probably one of the reasons I have actually used it everyday.

Right, so has it actually worked though? I haven't really got any lines around my lips as I'm only 21, so I suppose there wasn't really much for the product to do in the first place. Apart from the fact that my lips do feel like they are in better condition due to the moisturising effect, I am sad to say that my lips and the surrounding area haven't changed much. However, I think I would give this product a go again in a few years when I might have more wrinkles as I think it would be a fairer test.
I look a before and after picture, can you see any difference?


I would love to read a more positive review of this product, anyone written or seen one?


The product is available here priced at £13.99 - or maybe you'll find it in your local TKMaxx too!