Websites I've Been Loving!

Pinterest: After having Pinterest for over a year and not really knowing how to use it, I've actually fallen in love with and the content you can find on there. Anything from Cupcakes to Edgy Fashion you can pin it all, the reason I enjoy it so much is because you can show your creative side with pins of whatever you fancy. I am currently addicted to pinning cocktails and life quotes!

Pop Bubble Wrap: This website does exactly what it says on the tin, it is a virtual piece of bubble wrap which actually sounds like you are popping bubble wrap, great for taking out your anger and also fun too!

Opnlttr*: Open Letter is a website which features letters from lots of people about issues which concern them, there's letters about food, politics and even love letters, it's the perfect way to talk about issues which are important to you and those around you. I think it's a perfect way to tell the world how you're feeling about issues and sharing them in a productive way, people can vote if they are for or against issues giving them a vote per say.

Feel Unique: Although I have been aware of this website for some time now, I always go there for my beauty needs as they have all of the beauty products that I could possibly need in my life, and there's often fabulous offers on making my make-up needs more affordable.

Mink&Stone: I've recently come across Mink&Stone who are a gorgeous handmade jewellery company with a twist, as you get to create your own jewellery perfectly custom-made for you, I love how it's something you would of used when you were younger in regards to making jewellery on a game and wanting it in real life! Definitely worth checking out.

What websites have you been loving? :-) 

My Recent Victoria's Secret Haul.

Recently I visited Victoria's Secret in Birmingham (still SO happy that there is one!) I took a little trip to their beauty section and saw that they had a fabulous offer on, 7 for £30 instead of their usual 5 for £30 which is still pretty good. I dragged my boyfriend round for at least half an hour looking at all of the different bottles and smelling them and testing them! In the end I went for two body lotions, two body and hand moisturisers and three fragrance mists- despite already owning a ton of them!

I first received one of their gorgeous moisturisers in an a beauty swap I did last year, (which you can read all about here) it was Love Spell which is featured above, I smelt it and it just reminded me of being on holiday it's a very girly and pretty smell. All of their body moisturisers are filled with Avocado and Almond oils as well as honey. Amber Romance reminds of sun cream, but a bit of a sweeter smelling one I do love the smell of sun cream so it suits me just fine! Their moisturisers are fab for your hand as they're not too heavy and are in pretty lovely packaging, always worth carrying around!

Second I went for the body lotions this isn't a product that I had tried by VS before so I decided I would give them ago, they are fabulous for hydrating skin and also leaving them smelling gorge! I picked the two which I felt smelt the nicest, Endless Love and Such A flirt. Endless love has a much stronger scent to it, but smells sweet and girly and I am in love with it, and Such a Flirt is more subtle smelling, but still leaves a gorgeous scent, definitely one to go for if you aren't a huge fan overpowering scents.

Finally my favourite the Body Mists, I have been obsessed with these since I went to Manchester with Katrina last may (read about that here) I went to the states last summer and decided against buying more after finding out there was soon to be one built in Birmingham. I decided to go with Total Attraction, Pure Seduction Blush and Charm secret, although I am terrible at explaining scents I shall give it my best go! I was firstly drawn to Pure Seduction due to the different packaging, there are various colours with different fragrances, I went for this one as it's quite girly and I love pink, I feel it has quite a fruity scent about it. My favourite one is Secret Charm as I feel it is the most elegant smelling, it's fabulous to wear to work or just to university as it's not overpowering but still has a gorgeous smell about it. Finally is Total Attraction, which is very sweet smelling and can be quite a strong smell, so if you aren't one of those avoid this one. Out of the three I like this one when I am going for a strong perfume!

Have you treated yourself to anything from Victorias Secret since it's been in the UK?

It's the perfect night for a date.

I was recently offered a chance to review a date kit provided from the lovely people at Jacamo as part of their latest campaign, which is called "Let Your Shoes Do The Talking" in regards to helping men of Britain get off on the right foot. The was only one thing which was required of me in the evening which is to enjoy the night and let my boyfriend do the rest. I had no idea what was in the date kit and he was given an itinerary showing him the order of when to do things- which was super helpful because he probably would of been a little bit lost without it.

The night started out with me having a nice bubble bath, which was perfect as I had just finished a work out, so I sat in the bath whilst reading a magazine whilst Luke was downstairs preparing dinner which was Mushroom Risotto (My fave!) after about 20 minutes Luke came back with some massage oil and gave me a back massage! Following this he took me down for Dinner which I was excited about as I know he's a fabulous cook, although the kit had wine in, I don't drink wine so we left that out, also on the dinner table was a gorgeous vanilla smelling candle which made the atmosphere.

Next it was time to settle down in front of the TV to watch a film, Luke put the chocolate and my little chicken under the covers so when I got into the bed which was a nice surprise. The film we were provided with isn't one I've watched but I've heard good things about, Love and Other Drugs. I loved the film because it had amazing elements of comedy but it was also romantic and had some heart wrenching moments in- I so did not cry. The final stage of the night was a book at first I was a little confused, The book is called "sweet nothings & pillow talk" which had chat up lines for just about every occasion and we had a bit of a laugh telling each other funny ones from within the book!

Thank you Jacamo for providing such an awesome date night kit, and remember it's important to get off on the right foot!

Idolization or Obsession?

Idolization or obsession?

This is a topic which affects celebrities and even some Youtubers' and now even bloggers. Throughout my time on social media I have seen this to a whole new level, obviously with a celebrity status comes a huge responsibility of a following but it can have a scary side which involves stalkers and people threatening to end their own life in regards to a twitter follow from their ideal. People crying about not getting a favourite or a follow, surely this is obsession? I can understand idolizing people, their are some fabulous people out there and deserve to idolized but their is a HUGE difference.

You can idolize someone and think they're damn fabulous, read/watch them. Comment on their youtube posts, write them nice things and even send them fan mail but where is the line between idolizing someone and obsessing over them?  Well in my opinion obsession is spending a majority of your day online tweeting/commenting and making accounts about your idol, tweeting them from it and sending SO many tweets until they notice you, but even if they do notice you it's probably for the wrong reasons, people need to realize that their Idol is also a lot of other peoples too and if they are all doing the same as you, the tweets will drown in a pool of tweets and they can't reply back to every or even follow them can you imagine how much of their day that would take up? I feel you can still be just as much as a fan with occasional tweets in reply to theirs and just watch their videos and read their blogs.

I don't think the extremes it has been taken to are okay.  imagine how the person on the other end feels, when people are trying to find out every single detail about them in regards to be a bigger than the next person. Following them after gigs or signings to try find out where they stay. The reason they do signings and shows is to get involved with their fans and even attempt to meet them but in a save environment for everyone. In regards to idolizing someone I get it, people do amazing things and deserve all the credit they get, but there's a fine line and you must not cross it. I have seen several Directioners who are a part of their fandom, on twitter threaten to end their own life for a follow, surely you can see how wrong this is. Because at the end of the day they can't follow everyone but threatening to end your own LIFE, do you know how bad and how much of a huge threat that is. It's not even a joke it's worrying and it's a serious thing to talk about, you can't just throw that out there. I hear people saying how they want to be famous but when you see the darker side behind it, would you still be the same? Celebrities love comments and feedback but where is the line of taking it too far and what is acceptable as far it goes.

My Visit To Handmade Burger Co.

Handmade burger Co chips

handmade burger co

 As a bit of a treat to ourselves me and Luke decided to head to Handmade Burger Co, in Birmingham it was Lukes first time of visiting the Handmade Burger Co, but when he saw all of the different options of burgers on the menu, he's now decided we shall be making many more visits. With me being vegetarian I was pleasantly surprised with their extensive choice of veggie options, rather than their just being one or two. I went for the Cajun vegetable and bean burger and Luke went for the Chilli Extreme Infusion after it was suggested as a good choice to him by the server. We also had a side of Cajun chips (Cajun overload for meeeee!) and Peri Peri Chips- yum!

I love the Handmade Burger Co, as the food is fresh, made quickly and the staff are ever so lovely. After a bit of a misjudgement of the size of chips, with our burgers we were a bit full to eat all of the chips so ended up leaving some of them, but it's always a good thing when you're extremely full after a meal! My burger was lush, I added some mozzarella as I am addicted to the stuff at the moment, due to being a bit more spicy than I thought because I am a bit silly with a spice over load, it took me a fair while and a few (dozen) glasses of diet coke to eat my burger, but it was beyond yummy! Luke demolished his in a matter of minutes, and said it wasn't even that spicy... is he broken?! It was such a lovely meal together and we will definitely be taking another visit!

Why I'm Against 'A fine line, what is plus sized?'

Some of you may find this strange due to my boyfriend writing the original post which has got everyone annoyed this morning- for those of you who don't know what I am talking this is the post. Although I adore my boyfriend, I think he has been incredibly stupid in writing this post and asking for what he has been given. I am extremely confused by this post due to also being counted as 'plus-sized' and when he met me I was actually very overweight. I think that at the end of the day happiness, is what is important e.g.what was mentioned in my skinny shaming argument. I would like to point out to those who think I am anything to do with it, you are VERY wrong. Not only do I think Lukes post is disrespectful and sexist, it also to me comes across, that everyone who is plus sized is also being called obese.

 I may not be the exact healthy weight for my height, but I have been both ends of the spectrum, and I actually prefer myself with more weight than not. I constantly looked ill when I was 'skinny' but then again it depends on who you are, what you are doing etc. If you are "overweight" and love your body then go you! If you are skinny and love your body also go you! I am against any kind of shaming because at the end of the day just because you are a bigger/smaller clothing size doesn't mean you are unhealthy in all accounts. Not everyone who is overweight is going to get ill from it also the same with skinny people. But obviously, there are extremes which need to be considered for example if it is seriously damaging your body to the point where you may actually die it should be considered to take action. Some of you may have seen She Might Be Loved post opposing Lukes view if you haven't feel free to click here to read. I actually agree with her and in fact, she is one of my role models because she is BEAUTIFUL and more importantly happy and I am so proud of how far as a blogger she has come and that she has been signed as a face of a brand is fabulous!

I know some people are extremely overweight and this can be a problem, but if it isn't affecting you and you are happy with yourself, then stay who you are. Besides what even is a healthy weight, just because the NHS says what is healthy and what is not, I don't think it is what we should exactly live by. I believe that if you are happy with yourself then that is fabulous I don't think weight comes into what makes you beautiful, a personality can make you beautiful, you can still be 'overweight' and incredibly beautiful.

My Hair Care Essentials.

Something new to the blog, hair care! It isn't something I've really featured on my blog before due to not using that many hair products, but I have decided I need my hair to be in better condition and there's way to make it better without damaging it! The amount of times I've gone through straightening and colouring my hair I don't know how it's still in a pretty good condition. It's always important to look after your hair, and there's SO many products out there to help you do this, I thought I would share them with you today. 

  First I thought I'd share with you my two picks from Lee Stafford Argan Oil from Morocco and The Fizz off spray. I'll start with the Argan Oil* there are hundreds of different versions of this product on the market so why did I pick this one? I went with this one because Lee Stafford is a brand I've always been aware existed and they have some amazing products, the way to apply this is by applying to wet/damp hair, rubbing it in from the mid of your hair to the ends, dependant on the thickness you may need more or less and then you can dry it off leaving with lightweight beautiful smelling hair, with that perfect shine. Just remember not to add too much or it can leave your hair looking greasy, which is something nobody wants you can always add more but once it's in that's it!

Argan Oil Lee Stafford

Secondly is Frizz Off* which you haven't already guessed is for helping you with your frizzy hair needs.. something I need for sure and it's super easy to apply, just spray on wet hair and comb through, and then dry! Giving you a silky de-frizzy look, which is what I am aiming for, it again leaves your hair smooth and smelling luscious! Another pro of this product is it protects against heat, for all of those massive straightener users *raises hand* it's an amazing product because it does more than one job, and it's all in one product, well worth a purchase in my opinion! 

Lee Stafford Frizz Off

Next is my love the Revlonnissimo* 45 days total colour care for red heads (which I spend about 70% of my time being some kind of red..) This product is a two in one shampoo and conditioner which isn't something I would usually go for as I usually only condition a few times a week else I find my hair gets greasy! But I actually am getting on well with this product and has found that it has made my hair stay brighter than usual! I think it's time to go a few shades brighter though, in time for summer! Apply to wet hair whilst in the shower, leave for two minutes then wash out, repeat as feel necessary. The glorious thing about this  product is it leaves your hair brighter until your next colour! 

Revlon 45 day colour

Fourth is one of my fave hair products out there the Umberto Giannini Tousled Sea Spray my fourteen year old self would LOVE this product, due to being able to great a messy look which still looks fab without feeling the need to back comb my hair like crazy... poor hair. I love the after smell of this product as it reminds me of the beach, I have seen many more high end versions of this product and although this isn't the cheapest of products it does the job perfectly! It's great for times at the beach and festivals (a bit early... but no harm in planning ahead) The best way to use this product is to spray lightly through damp hair and then do with at as you please to create your own look! 

Umberto Giannini Sea Salt Spray
Finally is the Straight N' Go* now there are things I love about this product but also things I am not 
too keen on, I love how compact the product is, it's a lighter alternative to straightening by using a two side brush which you put your hair in and brush down whilst drying still giving it the heat to straighten! It's great for travelling with instead of your hair straighteners but I did find it pretty difficult to do the back with, but it did the front parts perfectly fine! Although I am not ready to completely give up my straighteners yet, I will be using this product as an alternative and it's a LOT less damaging to your hair! 

Straight N Go