Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Boux Avenue


Boux Avenue is a gorgeous boutique style lingerie shop that has several stores located all over the UK, as well as selling their wears online. You may very well know of the owner of Boux Avenue from Dragon's Den. Yes, Theo Paphitis.
If you get a chance to go into one of their stores I highly recommend it! Firstly, let's start with the smell. Without fail it smells amazing. The goods are set out beautifully and the staff always seem happy to help. Think along the lines of Victoria's Secret, but one of the things that makes Boux Avenue stand out is the fact it stocks bigger bra sizes! Yes, some bras go up to a size 40G! Praise the lingerie lord!

Here are a few things I adore -
I've had a couple of these bra's in the past and I have to say that I love them. They fit me perfectly in my size and isn't the design just darling? They have beautiful lace pattern with bows in the middle and on the straps. I regularly find it difficult to find bras that don't make my boobs look an odd shape, but with this bra, I never had that problem. Available in a load of colours... Well made too!

 These are the shorts that go along with the Chloe bra. When I received these they were on offer where you could buy the bra & shorts for only £25! Bargain! These shorts are rather see-through, but they are so pretty. They also stock thongs if that's more your thing!

I'm all for comfort and you cannot get more comfortable than microfibre. These knickers are SO SOFT. They're a soft pink colour which is very pretty. Again, you can get different colours & thongs.

This wonderful little hand cream features one of the wonderful smells you're greeted with whenever you go into a Boux Avenue shop. I'm glad they made this scent into a hand cream because I'm a hand cream junkie! You only need to use a tiny amount too. Thumbs up.


This hot water bottle is just precious!! It's not too big, which is great and it looks like it's weird a little cricket jumper haha. I love it.


You can buy all these items at BouxAvenue.com or you can visit one of their stores in person.


*Pr samples



Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Review - Michael Kors Nail Lacquer in the shade Envy


I bought this nail lacquer from the Escentual.com 25% off sale. I'll be the first to admit that I am a sucker for packaging and this nail polish is certainly something to behold. It features the signature gold with the screws. 

I picked out the colour 'Envy' - a pinky purple colour that looks exactly the same colour in the bottle as it is on the nails. I found that it applied easily and was fully opaque in two coats. Wear time was decent, but didn't last quite as long as I would expect from a high end product, but it is still cheaper than the likes of Chanel etc at £15. 

I'm glad  I got this with 25% off as I think it's worth what I paid for it, but don't think it would be worth the £15 price tag.

7/10



Monday, 27 January 2014

Where have I been? Sheffield Steelers and 2013 being a terrible year.

I haven't uploaded anything to this blog in months. Sometimes I just lose interest in writing & making YouTube videos and other times real life steps in and takes my attention away. This time it has sort of been a mixture of the two.  Anyone who's followed me on Twitter will possibly know that 2013 really was not a good year for me.. at all. My cousin was involved in a serious car accident, my gorgeous dog Pennie sadly had to be put to sleep, my uncle had a tumour, my aunty died of cancer and to top it all off my mum had a heartattack four days before Christmas. So yeah, life's not been easy, but I am thankful for some wonderful people in my life that helped me get through it and I'm also thankful for a wonderful sport which has actually done me the word of good.

I went to see the Sheffield Steelers years and years ago, but I think I was too young to really take in what was happening. Then there was a gap of around.. err.. 22 years before me and my mum decided to take a punt on going to the first game of the 2013-2014 season at the Motorpoint Arena.  All I can say is... where has this sport been all my life? I've never felt such a rush as I did at that first game and with each game that passes, the excitement just grows and grows. It's weird how I look back now and remember sitting there during the introductions thinking to myself 'I have no idea who any of these guys are.. I have no idea what the rules are... ARE THEY FIGHTING?!' and then compare it to how I am now. Yelling encouragement, joining in with the 'Whoosh' chant, owning jerseys of my favourite players, meeting the players and not being able to contain my excitement until the next game.


It's sad the end of the season is only a couple of months away, but thankfully I'll have a bit of a hockey fix when Team GB face the Netherlands at IceSheffiled in April.  At a charity event my mum and I attended we managed to bag ourselves two season tickets for next season for half the price of one season ticket in a charity auction, which Doug Christiansen himself said was 'a good move' & we, for some reason, got a round of applause from all the players.
I have only missed one home game and that was because I attended a friends wedding. I sadly haven't been able to attend any away games, but look forward to doing that next season.

The sport has also save me money.. weirdly. You'd think that going to a hockey game every week would leave you out of pocket, but somehow not me. I used to spend money like it was going out of fashion, but now my mind is in the mindset of 'Well... that £15 could buy me a ticket to the Steelers.. and I'd prefer to see the Steelers.' Do that a few times per shopping trip and you're saving a bunch of money.

I cannot wait until my mum is well enough to make her return to a hockey game. She's been missing it so much and she's hoping to make her return on Wednesday at the game against the Edinburgh Capitals. We'll see.

I'll leave you with a few of my favourite pics.