DiVA Straighteners

DiVA Straighteners


When I saw the DiVA* range of straighteners and that they had a huge range of bright coloured ones, I was drawn in instantly. I've been in need of a good pair of straighteners for sometime but it's whether to take that jump from my current ones to the all amazing GHDs which is something  I'm not sure I have the money for! I didn't really have many expectations for DiVA being a range I have little to no knowledge about. Except that they are the 'intelligent digital styler' I couldn't wait to test them out after having some fairly rubbish straighteners for a year or so.  

The first thing I noticed about them is how quickly they heated up, I usually use the highest setting on Straighteners due to have thick hair which takes forever and a day to get straight. It took them 30 seconds to get the highest setting which is 220 Degrees which is pretty fast compared to my previous ones, and I know from using GHDs they do take around the same time to heat up. There are 6 heat settings on the Straighteners which are turned up and down by simply click an up and down button, the lowest they go down to is 120 and that heats up in 10 seconds, win! 

If the pink isn't to your standard they offer lots of other colours, such as lime green, sky blue and purple haze, which is something different from your everyday black straighteners although they do come in Black. 

The one bad thing I did notice about the DiVA straighteners was that they were quite stiff to start with and took a good week to 'wear them in' but I'm not sure if that's the case with all straightening irons?  But none the less, they retail for £69.99 which I think is a middle of a road price for straighteners as you can get them for as cheap as £20.00 up to 100's or even thousands depending on the brand, but for the price I'd say these are a cheaper alternative to GHD straighteners and I will definitely be using them for a good while! 


 DiVA Straighteners* £69.99







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The Boots Edit

The Boots Edit



Although the end of Winter is fast approaching, I am a boots kinda girl, 3 quarters of the year. So I always have a few staple pairs which I match with my outfits, the good thing I find about boots is that they match with just about anything, I even wear some boots with dresses (not as weird as it sounds..) to give it a more casual look. The first pair of boots are perfect for everyday looks with jeans and t-shirt, I personally wear the second pair on special occasions or when it's not slippery (read further down to understand) and finally the last pair of boots I wear with just about everything to just about every place and I am surprised they are in as good condition as they even after 6 months! 

Clarks*- No longer on sale

I don't often shop in Clarks, I used to when I was I was younger, like most kids for my school shoes, but I was offered the chance to review a pair from their womens range and I decided to go with these beauties as they're right down my street, I love boots which have a bit of a heel on and are chunky and have some kind of spikes on them. I've had some boots similar in the past but these ones are the best because they have a zip on the side but still have the effect that they are laced up, the only problem I have found with these boots are the material they are in is hard to clean, but other than that I love these boots and wear them everyday.


 Kurt Geiger now £49.99

When I bought these they were officially the most expensive boots I've ever owned and I love the fact how much this style suits my look. The spikes are an added bonus, I love the buckles and the way they hang down the boots. I often find myself nearly slipping over when I wear these boots, but even if I don't wear them, I love to look at them... *I'm weird okkkkk*  these are a different style than what I would usually go for and a bit less 'gothic' as opposed the other boots I've had previously, but I do love them and would happily keep them forever and ever and ever etc.

 River Island- No longer on sale
I saw these boots the day after I bought my Kurt Geiger ones and kind of regretted spending that much money on the KG's as I like these the same if not more and they only cost £50 and they're everything I usually go for in a pair of boots, plus they have a bit more of a heel on them which gives me a few more inches considering I'm only 5'3 (short alert!) I get a lot of compliments on these boots, probably because they stand out half way across town but I will keep wearing these until they wear down or I pull out the sandals whichever comes first! 

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Healthy Life!

Healthy Life!


Some of you may know back at the start of January I became a vegetarian again after being one for five years from the age of 13 and then eating a cheese burger (long story). Anyways along with being vegetarian I decided it was time to loose some of the weight I'd put on over the last three years, 3 stone to be precise and after trying countless diets last year e.g. slimming world, 5:2 and weight watchers which work perfectly for some people I just couldn't stick to them, so I set my self a target to loose that weight and be happy with my body once again. 

So I decided that I would use the app my fitness pal which some of you may of heard of, which basically counts your steps, you add your food to it by scanning or typing in the amount of calories and also by exercise. When you set up the app you put your target weight in and put how many lbs a week you want to loose, which I put 2lb leaving me with 1200 calories and more if I exercise and burn them off and I'm not going to lie I've had a few slip ups Pizza hut and Chinese *ahem* but that's okay I've worked extra hard the following day to sort it out, as I felt extra guilty. In my eyes it about enjoying things you like e.g. chocolate but in smaller amounts or different forms, or making homemade pizzas which still give you the same amount of pleasure but with fewer calories. 

I've been making a lot meals and experimenting with different things and I am not saying any of these foods are the healthiest or anything like that but they work for me and compared to the countless Mcdonalds, KFC, takeaways and junk food I was eating before I think I've done pretty damn well. I've already dropped a dress size and I have lost 8lbs which makes me on target so far, I'm excited to see what the future holds and what is like to be the skinny girl I used to be. If you are interested in keeping up with daily pictures of my meals check out my instagram


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Impress Nails!

Impress Nails!


Call my agent- £5.99*

As everyone on the planet knows, this weekend it's valentines day! For those who are loved up it's a day to dress in red and go on dates and for those who aren't a night in with the girls or a pizza and netflix day which both seem pretty good to me! I always love painting my nails but I am pretty terrible at it to say the least, I always tend to use fake nails of some sort, I have been aware of the brand Impress for sometime as I've bought their nails previously and although they don't stay on for aslong as I'd like they look great for the time as to which they are on and can get them in so many designs and colours. I think the colour 'Call my agent' is perfect for valentines day and who says you can't have pretty nails whilst having a pizza and netflix day! I am forever trialling different brands of fake nails, whether it's ones with nail glue or stick on glue, I have to say these are one of the best for the stick on ones as you peel off the back, press down on your nail and hold! They are also on the cheaper end of the scale as far as fake nails goes as I've paid up to £20 just for drug store ones!  
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Pretty in pink.

Pretty in pink.


Although it may be winter and the dark colours are still in full motion I am always a big fan of pink lipsticks whether it be summer or any other season. I own more pink lipsticks than I really should, but there's always room for one more right? I do like a variety of shades of pink, bright pink is usually the one I go for. Also with valentines day coming up it's the perfect time to crack out the pinks and be adventurous. The lipsticks I am loving currently are (from left to right): 


Mineralogie- Tourmaline*: 
Mineralogie aren't a brand I've heard very much about but as I was offered a chance to try them out and I am always on the hunt for a new lipstick, why not? The colour is toned down to what I usually wear but it's more suitable for family outings and university. The shade itself is quite shimmery and looks nice on, this lipstick comes in at £11 which some people may think is a little steep but it's long lasting and I would consider repurchasing one of their lipsticks.

Bourjois Rouge Edition- Rose Neon:
Out of the ones in this post this is one of my favorites, this product is long lasting, stands out and is something suitable to wear on any occasion, I love the way it's easy to apply and is a pretty bright colour, although this lipstick is still fairly new to me, I think it is one I would repurchase. This lipstick is currently priced at £7.99 which I think is a good price. 

GOSH- Temptation*:
Now this lipstick is one of the brightest pinks I own and I love it, it stands out and is a great price for the product, although it isn't as long lasting as others it's easy to reapply and stays bright for a good few hours, I have tried many different GOSH lipsticks in a variety of colours I am yet to be disappointed with one of their products, these lipsticks come in at £6.49 and are a great staple lipstick to have as part of your collection.

Sleek- Amped:
I've been known not to enjoy matte lipsticks as much as other lipsticks, but when I tried this sleek lipstick is changed my opinion, it's long lasting and super standout pink lipstick and it's perfect for me. Although it's not as long lasting and I do find myself reapplying this lipstick quite often I do love it and would buy other lipsticks from within in their range, which comes in at £4.99.
Wet n Wild- Don't Blink Pink:
This is one of many purchases which I made during my stay in the USA back in the summer but I haven't really used it much until recently, this lipstick is semi matte so suits me quite well, I do have to say this colour wouldn't suit everyone and some people wouldn't enjoy it but think it's a quirky out there shade and if we had Wet N Wild in the UK they would be my first port of call due to their cheap prices. 

Revlon- Sultry Samba:
Another lipstick I purchased during my stay in the USA, although this particular colour isn't available in the UK there are others similar, out of all of the lipsticks in this post this is my least favorite as it looks the brightest but is actually really light and doesn't show up like I assumed it would, I do enjoy the matte factor of this lipstick but I would be less likely to repurchase. 




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Valentines Day Wishlist

Valentines Day Wishlist


As most of you will probably know that Saturday is Valentines Day, love it or hate it is celebrated in most places in the world, and even if you're single I still think it's nice as it's a day of love and people showing their love for others, look at me getting all soppy. If you're in a relationship a lot of the time gifts are exchanged, from pretty flowers to the huge heart balloons. But now as well as those things other things are being bought which some people think is great, such as clothes, jewellery and even stationary, everywhere you go there are gorgeous things to show your loved ones that they mean the world to you! I thought I'd make a wishlist of all of the cute things I've seen around and which would be perfect for valentines day or the perfect gift.  






Pandora Ring*- As soon as I saw this ring I fell in love with it, there's just something about it which says elegance to me, the flowers make it so it is able to worn all year round, which to me would be perfect and symbolize your love and lets face it who doesn't want a Pandora ring? I reviewed the Pandora ring here.

Jimmy Choo Perfume- This bottle of perfume looks super girly and fits in with the theme of valentines day and also with diamonds are a girls best friend, this is a lovely smelling perfume which I think most women would enjoy and great for date nights.

Jane Norman Dress*- This is perfect for valentines day night itself, if you plan on taking your other half out for a meal, this would give her the chance to feel glamours and not have to stress about what she is going to wear, I went with this one as it's elegant and I love the pink colour as it fits very well with the theme of love and valentines day. 

Love Hamper- If you want to spoil your other half with chocolate and romantic treats this is the thing for you, with an already built hamper and it looks luxurious, and it's great for the perfect night in with netflix and cuddles.  
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Snacks Under 150 Calories!

Snacks Under 150 Calories!


Hey, hows it going? I'm back after yet another long break from blogging, but this time I actually plan to stay, full of fresh ideas and in a better place I'm ready to relaunch Dungarees & Donuts better than ever. At the start of 2015 I started a healthy eating and fitness journey and I have previously tried all of the diets out there and given up after about 2 weeks so this is the longest yet, and although it doesn't seem like very long to some I'm really into it and already lost 8lb of my 4 stone goal. I started my fitness journey weighing 12 stone 4 lbs and hope to end up around the 8 stone mark with a better healthier body. I also started at a size 14/16 and I am now also a 12/14 so I'm making progress, although I am currently using things at home to work out, I plan to invest in a gym membership later on in the year. I also post daily photos of my food on Instagram

So I thought I would start by blogging about snacks which are under 150 calories, there are the obvious ones like, bananas, apples and carrot sticks but I thought I would show you ones for people who have busy lives or have trouble completely removing crisps and chocolate from their diet. I am currently calorie counting eating 1200 calories a day with a half an hour work out daily, so these are handy for me when I get peckish. 

Some snacks which I have found to taste yummy and also to be quite filling are below: These include the boots shapers range which includes their healthier versions of crisps and they're all under 150 calories, good for us crisp lovers. Next is Propercorn, I have done previous posts on Propercorn as they are a brand I support and enjoy muchly, they have a range of flavours including sweet & salty, sour cream & chive and even sweet vanilla coconut and they're healthy and you get a huge portion size for the calories, I've found it great for snacking when I am in front of the TV. Finally my new love which is bars, I haven't always been a big fan of cereal bars but now their is such a big variety they've grown on me. I recently tried the Nakd bars and they're something I can't live without as they're so tasty and cure my chocolate cravings, these are good for breakfast on the go or even after a workout. 



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