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What's In My Shower | £1 Bargain Products

What's In My Shower | £1 Bargain Products
Kind of a strange title I know but I have some bargain shower products that I really wanted to talk about so I thought I would include them in a 'What's In My Shower' post.

First off starting with my hair Callum is a touch picky when it comes to hair products so we always have Tresemme products in our bathrooms. We currently have the Tresemme Volume and Body Shampoo and Conditioner in our shower and it is worth every penny. My hair is super thick and straight and it needs some help keeping its body and keeping it bouncy. These product do this as well as keeping my hair shinny and healthy. Because my hair is so shinny and straight it can get greasy quite easily so washing my hair can be a irritating task but you only need a small amount of product to do the job.

As for my body I found some absolute bargain shower products that make showering a lot more fun. I found in Asda of all places four Radox shower gels and creams all for a pound. Yes a pound! I love a good bargain especially when it smells so good!

I picked up four different flavors and each one is better than the first. First I have the Pomegranate and Red Apple Shower Gel which you can guess smells amazing! You only need a small amount of product for it to lather up and it leaves my skin smelling amazing. For just a pound they are absolute bargain purchases and easily something to stock up on. You can never have too many shower products and I like to change up what I use in the shower frequently. I also bought it in the Pink Grapefruit and Basil Shower Gel, the Cherry Blast Shower Gel and the Berry Blast Shower Cream which all smell amazing and are the best things to use when you feel a little bit grim.  The shower gels come with a hook as well so you can hang them in the shower which I love!

Now time to go have a shower I think! 

Whats In My Makeup Bag

I haven't wrote a beauty post on this blog for what feels like ages (when actually I wrote one last month) so I think my blog is well over due some beauty chat! My makeup bag has changed a lot recently so I thought I'd take you through what is currently living in it. 

Firstly for base I have been using the L'oreal Infallible 24hr matte foundation in vanilla which I repurchased last month. I used to be obsessed with this foundation last year as it is really easy to apply and it is fool proof foundation. After repurchasing it I can remember why I loved it so much but I do which I bought it in a darker shade as it doesn't suit my tanned neck and shoulders so much... My tan is starting to fade now though so I can get away with it with some bronzer all over my face. 

For concealers I currently have 3 in my makeup bag to go between as I am trying out two new products. The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is of course in my bag for obvious reasons, my spots aren't going to cover themselves! I also have the Rimmel Match Perfection and the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealers in the shade Ivory to try out. So far I have found the wake me up concealer does crease under neath my eyes but I like it once it set down with powder, the match perfection concealer hasn't wowed me yet but I know a lot of people love this concealer so I will keep trying it till I like it. 
I've been using the NYX Eye Shadow in the colour taupe to contour my cheeks which is the perfect shade to contour with and this is all I use most days. I find it doesn't look muddy like some contour products which is one of the reasons I keep it in my makeup bag to touch up any makeup look. 

I keep the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Cream Eye Shadow in Bronze in my makeup bag because most days I can't be bothered to do anything fancy with powder eye shadows so I have been living in this eye shadow most days. I like to most days put a thin layer of colour on my lids to keep it casual and then if I am running out straight for the evening then I layer more product on to make the colour more prominent.  

Lastly for my eyebrows I have gone back to using the Soap and Glory Brow Archery pencil in Brown and the Rimmel Super Curler Mascara on my lashes which I am really liking right now. It has a bent wand which makes it easier to grab all the lashes and I have a few super short bent eye lashes which this mascara can get so it is a winner. 

Lastly on my lips I have been non stop wearing the Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in the shade Sand which is the perfect sheer nude shade to throw on with any makeup look. 

Tell me whats currently in your makeup bag!

H&M Haul and Styling Denim Dungaree Dresses

H&M Haul and Styling Denim Dungaree Dresses

H&M have really upped their game recently with their clothing items and I recently went into a near by store while I was bored one day and found so many goodies I wanted to buy. I didn't go completely crazy only buying a few bits but I definitely could have! 

First up I bought this blue denim dress which is exactly what I have been looking for for so long! I think most denim dungaree dresses don't suit me as they make me look like a sack of potatoes but this dress pulls me in at the waist and looks really flattering. I first bought the dress in the black and then hunted around another store to find the blue version as well. 

I'm going to pair this dress with this bright red and white stripe top which I found in store and is right up my street. I live in dresses and stripe tees all through autumn and I have so many in my wardrobe but you can never have enough. 

H&M Haul and Styling Denim Dungaree Dresses

Here is the black version which I first bought last week and I have been wearing non stop every day. If you ever see me walking down the street in the future I bet 9/10 times I will be wearing this dress! It is so easy to wear with any colour top so you have so many different ways to wear it. 

I've paired the black one with a long sleeved yellow top with this silver lace up design over the boobs which gives it a little extra to the mainly plain outfit.

H&M Haul and Styling Denim Dungaree Dresses

H&M Haul and Styling Denim Dungaree Dresses

Next up I have two right bargains that I found on their website over the weekend which were only £2.99! I saw these on online and thought they were be really good to wear underneath jumpers while the weather is transitioning into autumn, so if I get hot I can whip off my jumper and have my cute top on underneath. They are also really floaty so they will be great for next summer when we get another heat wave.

H&M Haul and Styling Denim Dungaree Dresses
Lastly I have this thin jumper top with cut out shoulders which I also bought in green but it is currently in the wash. I really liked the way this hangs with high waist jeans and a leather jacket on top and I find cold shoulder tops suit me a lot and are easy to wear. 

I didn't really need anymore clothes but with the seasons changing and there being so many sales everywhere at the moment, I couldn't help myself! I have linked all the items below in case you want to have a little look :)

L I N K S
Blue Denim Dungaree Dress - Similar - £24.99
Red and white stripe long sleeve tee - Link - £8.99
Black Denim Dungaree Dress - Similar - £24.99
Yellow lace up long sleeve top - Link - £9.99
Black strappy top - Link - £2.99
White strapy top - Link - £2.49
Pink Cold shoulder Top - Link - £4.89

I'm Engaged! Engagement Story ~

I'm Engaged! Engagement Story ~

So you can probably tell by the title of this blog post but... I've got engaged! It happened way back in May when Cal and I officially moved into our brand new home and I have mentioned words like fiance but not actually announced it. So here I am... announcing it!

Before I tell you how Callum proposed which I will tease you - it is super cute, I will give you some back ground about Cal and I. We have been together for 3 years now and we become friends when I was 16 so I have known him for 6+ years now. We first started talking on BBM -who actually remembers when everyone had BBM? Those were the good old days!- through mutual friends way back 6 years ago and at first we were just casual friends. Then over time we become best friends and would spend most of our free time together. Then 3 years back it all changed when we had a little cheeky kiss and I guess you could say the rest is history! 

So we celebrated our 3rd anniversary in August - although we both forgot till the end of the month so technically we haven't celebrated alone yet... I feel a curry house date night! 3 years already I don't know how I've lasted with this milky bar kid.

Now for what you'll be waiting for and probably skipped to because your too impatient, the proposal!!

Callum proposed the first night we slept over at our new house and we had been out for most of the night. We arrived home around 11 in the evening after a bit of trouble with the parking , basically Callum parked in a car park next the bowling alley we were at that night and they locked the gates so he had to drive up onto the pavement to get out! I told him just to leave it and get someone to pick us up but he obviously didn't want someone else coming back to ruin the surprise. We arrived home to a pitch black house and I walked in to the house first and noticed some lines going up the stairs, at first I thought that maybe the builders have entered our house while we were out and left something. Once I finally found the light switch I realised the lines were colorful ribbon leading up the stairs with love hearts stuck on them. 

As soon as I sure the ribbon and the love hearts I knew exactly what was happening and to be honest I was completely stunned. I couldn't move my feet. Callum had to push me up the stairs to our top floor bedroom where the ribbon stopped in front of the back wall. Leaning against the wall was a hand made heart shaped mirror (made by Callum) which has a post it note stuck to it which said 'will you marry me?' and fairy light lit up around it and a bottle of champagne and two flutes.

While we had been out all evening my parents had come round and placed the ribbon up the stairs and put everything in place. Apparently my dad helped to stick the hearts on the ribbon and if you saw my dad you would laugh out loud imaging him doing this like I did! He is not the most femine man so I bet he loved it! Typical cockney geezer...

As you can imagine I stood there stunned in silence for a long while Callum got the ring box out of its hiding space and opened the box to show me the ring. He then cheekily said 'do I have to get down on one knee?' which I said of course! The whole time I kept repeating 'is this a joke? is this real?'

I feel a bit like I have wrote a short story here instead of a blog post but the details are everything! It still feels weird calling Callum my fiance and if I am completely honest, even thought our relationship status has changed, nothing about our relationship has, we are the same since day one.

We have no plans to get married any time soon as we are in no rush to make it official but that hasn't stopped me looking at wedding posts, which has made me want to write wedding inspo posts so keep your eyes out for them!

I hope you are still awake! Leave me links to any wedding inspo posts you have written so I can get some ideas! xx

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!





Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

I have been super excited to show you all my bathrooms in my new home because I am so in love with them and they finally feel ready to be shown to the world! Call me sad but I love being nosey in peoples bathrooms, more than any other room is the house. I think it is because I spend a lot of time in there either have a overly long bath, getting ready for bed or the day ahead so I spend a lot of time in there.

I have three bathrooms in my house; the downstairs toilet, the main bathroom and the ensuite on the top floor (yes cleaning them all is a long job ...) so we had a lot of space to fill and a lot of products to spread out. We plan to use the ensuite more often when we have our mirror which Cal has recently made screwed into the wall but at the moment we only have a small mirror to use so we tend to mostly get ready in the main bathroom on the second floor.

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

F i r s t  B a t h r o o m
Starting with the downstairs bathroom, we didn't want to over crowd it too much so we currently just have a small wood basket which a friend of mine got us as a moving in gift (it had a hand wash and candle and all cute bits in) to hold our toilet paper which I think looks super cute! We also have a white marble toilet brush holder from Dunelm which we really like against the black flooring. We also have a bottle of Baylis and Harding Pink Processco and Cassis Fragranced hand wash which smells divine! Nationwide sent us a huge hamper for choosing to get our mortgage with them and this was one of the items included which we loved. Cal has made a mirror for every bathroom in the house and the mirror that will be going in this bathroom is a big diamond which will tie the whole room together I think.

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

M a i n  B a t h r o o m
Since this is our biggest bathroom out of the three and the one we would probably use the most we wanted it to make it feel really cosy and relaxing. On the top shelf we firstly have our tooth brushes and tooth paste in a little candle holder with a C on from my sister many moons ago. I never intended to keep the candle holder as a tooth brush holder but now it would feel wrong having anything else! Next to that we have our Ikea mirror which is bloody brilliant! It doesn't matter which room you put it in or whereabouts in the room you always get brilliant light through it so doing your makeup in it is amazing! Again Cal is planning on making us a mirror that runs the length and width of the wall above the shelf but until they we are using this mirror to get ready in the mornings. Then just next to the mirror we have my Zoella My Eden candle as I love to have candle lit baths and this candle matches the bath really nicely.
Down on the floor we have our black marble bin, toilet brush holder and toilet paper holder all from Dunelm again (seriously their home stuff is amazing and their sales are so good, some of the items I mention are full price but most were either on sale or just a really good price anyway!) We also have a white three tier shelving unit which we picked up from The Range in Milton Keynes which is amazing for home buys! This rack was only £15 and it has come in so handy and looks really nice in our simple bathroom. This rack holds all of Cal's products and then I have one on the top floor which holds all mine.

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!

Bathroom Tour ~ Toilet, Main Bathroom & En suite!
E n s u i t e
I never thought i'd ever say this but I have an ensuite! It is quite strange having one because it is lovely to only have to walk a few steps to go toilet but I don't find myself using it in the night because I am too scared to wake Cal up so I don't actually use it for its purpose. Anyway again this is only a small room so we didn't want to over crowd it so we just have my white three tier shelving unit which this time we found in Dunelm (we really like Dunelm...) which is a perfect match for our unit down stairs. We do have a plan to get a small white draw unit to have in the main bathroom and then to use our white shelves as his and her racks either side of the ensuite sink, cuties I know. We have a cute little rotating mirror from B&M sitting on the sink for now to use to get ready (Cal has made a circle pot hole mirror for this bathroom) and lastly we have our stripe toilet brush holder, tooth brush holder and soap dish all from yes you guessed it Dunelm which I absolutely love. I like that each bathroom has different accessories. Lastly in this room we just have a boring black pedal bin from Dunelm (shut up really?!) I love the skylight in this bathroom it makes the room so light no matter what time of day. I think this sky light compensates for not having a window in our min bathroom.

I realise this is quite a long post and not everyone is interested in peoples bathrooms so if you have made it to the end well done! I will leave links to all the items I have talked about in case you want to copy me and have matching bathrooms, let me know if you do! Also please tell me you like looking at peoples bathrooms as much as me so I don't feel so lame! I plan to fill all three bathrooms with big green plants for the corners because I love how colorful but understated green plants look in white bathrooms.

L I N K S
White marble toilet brush holder (similar)
Baylis and Harding Processco hand wash
Ikea Mirror
Zoella My Eden candle
Black marble bin
Black marble toilet brush holder
Black marble toilet paper holder
White shelving unit (The Range)
B&M mirror
Stripe toilet brush holder (similar)
Stripe toothbrush holder (similar)
Pedal bin

Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos

Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos

I recently went to Boughton House in Northamptonshire for a day out in the sun and I took so many photos that they deserved their own post. Boughton House is a stately home with 11,000 acres of beautiful grass and flower gardens which cost nothing to walk round. On a sunny day this estate is absolutely beautiful to walk around and if you want to walk around the actually manor you can for £10 each.

My friend George and I went to Boughton Manor just for the gardens and were amazed by the size and landscape. The manor sits in the middle of the estate surrounded by large green land all neatly cut and pretty satisfying. The land is separated with large hedges and trees which divide the land into long stripes. At the end of each stripe is a man made pools (not for humans) which are home to some lovely swans and a lot of bugs...

Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos

Walking around the grounds is a lovely walk with lots of scenery and just next to the manor are beautifully filled flower gardens full of flowers and even pumpkins! My first sighting of a pumpkin of the year! Walking around these gardens make me want to become a green fingered garden boss. whether or not I can do that is another post entirely. I am hoping by this time next year I will be on my way to having a little flower bed in the back garden. 

Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos
Boughton House Stately House Visit Photos

Sorry for the flower photo overload but they were all too pretty not to capture. I am no amazing photographer but some of these photos turned out quite well for just an iPhone. Enjoy the photos!
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