Sunday, 22 February 2015

Life: Q&A a day - 5 year journal

I was sure I'd posted about this journal when I bought it three years ago but can't seem to find a post! I think I'm getting old! This is such a genius idea for a diary - there is a question to answer every day and you do this for five years so you can see how your answers change, and reflect the changes in your life. 

I used to religiously write a daily diary but as I got older I found that I had less time to dedicate to doing it, and after a long day at work I'd get into bed and want to go straight to sleep rather than writing all about my day. This is perfect as it takes two seconds and I have it as part of my nighttime routine so I rarely forget to do it. 

As you can see, my writing is not neat, and I also forget which year we are in quite regularly!

You can buy this journal for around £10 on Amazon.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Beauty: My Little Frenchie Box

After being slightly disappointed with January's 'My Little Box' I was very happy with the contents of 'My Little Frenchie Box'*. It may even be my favourite box yet!

The box comes with the usual mixture of lifestyle, beauty and fashion products which are always accompanied by the My Little World magazine and a lovely print. 

First up is a smartphone case which I'm going to be using for phone when I have it in my bag - I always just leave my iPhone loose in there and it's a disaster waiting to happen! It should hopefully make it easier to find too so I'm not rummaging for hours (I really need to stop carrying so much stuff around!). This comes in 2 different colours - red and blue. 

The second item is really cute and a very Pinterest idea - a little Pot of Messages. It comes in a really dinky little pot (which I will definitely be re-using!) and is full of 28 comforting quotes, pick me ups and fashion/beauty tips. The idea is to open one every day. 

The beauty products for this month are fantastic with the most brilliant being a full size By Terry Terrybly Khol Pencil (usually £23!). The formulation is beautiful and has glitzy gold speckles (is the right hand swatch on my hand). Was so pleased to get this product. You also receive another pencil - the L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Brow Artist Shaper, however the shade is too dark for me so I will be finding a friend to give this to. 

Next is a Complexion Enhancer from My Little Beauty which is great as either a base, or mixed in with foundation. And last but not least, you also receive 100 sheets of DHC Blotting Paper. I haven't used blotting paper in years so am looking forward to trying these out.

My Little Box costs £11 per month plus £3.95 P&P. Subscribe here!

Daisy x

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Skin: No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser

Over Christmas I didn't keep up with my skincare routine and my skin really suffered for it. I had run out of my Organic Surge Hot Cloth Cleanser and so was just taking my make-up off with a micellar water and washing my face with a gel cleanser. Perfectly good products but I don't think it was properly removing everything and so my skin ended up looking dull and dry. 

I wanted to return to a trusty hot cloth cleanser and was very happy to find a gift pack of two of the No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleansers. RRP for one is £9.95 and I bought the pack of two for £12 so it was a brilliant deal - unfortunately I think it was a special Christmas offer but one to look out for. It is also currently 3 for 2 on No7 Skincare so would work out around £7 each if you bought three.

But anyway, onto the cleanser and how I've been finding it. In short, it is amazing and I've found it just as good as the classic Liz Earle Hot Cloth cleanser.  I use one pump, massage into my skin and remove with a hot flannel. It smells lovely and feels so moisturising and pleasant to use. It seems to have sorted out my dry skin and doesn't irritate it in the slightest- which has become an issue for me with some products as I have been suffering from rosacea. 

It's kept my skin looking clear, fresh and moisturised since using it so this is a real winner for me and I highly recommend it. You can buy it from Boots here.

Daisy x

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Life: A few Tiger buys

My Mum came to stay this weekend. We have had a lovely time together and saw Les Miserables at the theatre for the first time - enjoying it so much that we watched the film the next day. I have now become quite obsessed with it, and listening to all of the covers I can find on YouTube - this medley is amazing. But I digress. Yesterday we paid a visit to Richmond to visit my brother and his girlfriend and I was very happy to see there was a Tiger. 

A quick 10 minute walk around the shop and I came out with four items. I love Tiger - it has so many cute bits and bobs, and all priced so reasonably! I couldn't resist this gold effect photo frame which was a bargain at £2 and is now on our fireplace (featuring a photo of Chris and I in Florida- happy times!). I also bought a pack of red polka-dot straws as I like to drink my smoothies through a straw and y'know - they just look cute. These were £2 too.

I then found this brilliant set of alphabet stamps for £4. I've started a scrapbook for the year and so have been picking up fun scrapbooking tools when I see them - this is going to be perfect for making page headings. The final purchase was this gorgeous little milk carton style jug for £3 (I think!). 

Are you a Tiger fan?

Daisy x

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Fashion: Kate Spade Tiny Metro Watch

Meet my new favourite thing - the Kate Spade Tiny Metro watch. It is just perfection. Since buying my Kate Spade bag in May this year, I have been constantly looking at the website and basically wanting to buy everything! Everything on there is just so to my taste. 

Chris bought me this watch for Christmas, after a few not so subtle hints from me. I have really small wrists so the Tiny Metro (rather than the standard size) was far more suitable and I love it. 

You can buy your own watch from the Kate Spade UK website here.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Beauty: My Little Energy Box

January's offering from My Little Box is all about getting ready for the new year, and so aptly called 'My Little Energy Box'*. 

The contents of the box aren't as exciting as usual in my opinion but still pretty impressive. You receive their usual My Little World magazine (a great read) and a print with some motivational New Year words. You also receive a handy desk sized calendar which has some really cute pictures in it for each month- I'm going to be taking it to work.

The lifestyle gift is a good sized gym bag with a pretty print and a quote reading 'Good Energy is Contagious'. It's a decent bag although I'm not sure how much I will use it (am so not a gym lover!). There are three beauty treats - an energising mist from My Little Beauty, a lovely red shade of nail polish from Nails Inc and Talika Photo-Hydra Day cream. Talika isn't a brand I've heard of before so am looking forward to giving it a whirl.

My Little Box costs £11 per month plus £3.95 P&P. Subscribe here!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Beauty: Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

I got my hands on this little beauty a few weeks ago, when my brother's girlfriend went to New York and asked for any requests while she was out there. My Mum bought this early last year and although tempted, I decided to give it a miss as have the Urban Decay Naked palette. I quickly learned that this was just as much of an essential as the UD Naked palette as everytime I visited my Mum I would end up using this!

This is a dinky palette, filled with six matte neutral shadows and a handy mirror. If you are a newbie to make-up, or just want a small core collection of products then this is a great item to own as you can use it for all kinds of make-up looks. The shades can even be used as eyeliner, and to fill in brows!

I tend to use the first four lighter shades the most often, and the other two more for evening make-up. Just like all UD shadows, they are a creamy consistency and really easy to apply.

The Urban Decay Naked Basics is £22 from Feel Unique  - get it here.


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