March Favourites |2015

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Beauty Items

L’Oreal Elvive – Triple Resist
I bought this shampoo a couple of weeks ago, it’s made my hair feel so much nicer after only a few washes. I picked this up as it strengthens hair and as I have dyed my hair a lot in the past couple weeks I thought my hair needed a bit of TLC.

No7 Soft & Soothed – Gentle Toner
I got this for my birthday in February and have been using it everyday. I love how it hydrates my skin and leaves it feeling so soft.

Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish
I also got this for my birthday and I’ve never loved a face product more than this. Since the first time I have used it, it has left my skin feeling in better condition and left it also looking more healthy. I’m so please with this product and I love using it every day as part of my morning routine.

Joules – Body Scrub
I’ve recently got back into body scrubs and I’ve been using them every time I shower before applying my moisturising and bio oil. I have stretch marks on my legs and they didn’t seem to be fading no matter what I put on them. I started using body scrub and then applying bio oil and moisturiser and I feel like it’s helped them fade a little better. If you have any tips on fading stretch marks please comment below as I would love to try something new to help them fade.

No7 Beautiful Skin – Radiance Exfoliator 
I only use a face exfoliator a couple of times a week as it can dry my skin out, but when I exfoliate my skin i love using this NO7 one as it isn’t too harsh on my skin and it leaves it feeling smooth and looking a little brighter.

No7 Beautiful Skin – Pore Vacuum Mask 
I love this pore mask so much! I apply it to my forehead and nose once a week and it helps to unclog pores and also reduce the size of them.

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Pamper / Lazy Day

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After having a bad week or finishing all your assignments you just want to sit back and relax and have some ‘me time’.

Heres a few things that i do to help me relax;

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First thing i do is get into some comfy clothing. I either opt for pjs or joggers and a slouchy top and slipper socks. I hate having to get dressed if I’m just going to lounge about all day so i put on my comfiest clothes.
The Hello Kitty pjs are from primark and the slipper socks are also from primark.

I’ve recently got back into painting my nails as I’ve always been busy to take my old nail varnish and put a new coat on. But since getting new nail polishes i’ve been putting new colours on my nails each week. This week i went for these No7 Gel – look shine & No7 Nail effect. These are in the shades ‘Neptune’ & ‘Sun Rays’.

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When I’m in bed i love reading when i get some free time, i love getting lost in a book but since being at uni I’ve found no time to read. So at the weekend or my day off i love reading a few chapters. My current favourite book is Fangirl, i got this at christmas and i haven’t put it down yet!

I also love magazines and i have a box full of old ones i can’t bear to throw away! (yup I’m a hoarder of old magazines) I love Vogue but being on a budget this is a treat when i have money, Vogue always reminds me of when i was in high school and i desperately wanted to read it but as it cost’s about £5 i couldn’t bring myself to buy it. Then while i was at my dads we went to the shop and he bought Vogue for me and i still have that magazine now as i was so happy to finally get it. I also love reading ‘Teen Vogue’ ‘Seventeen’ ‘Company’ & ‘Elle’.

Face mask’s are a great way to help you relax and also pamper yourself. When i have free time or when i go for a hot bubble bath i love putting on a face mask, these two are my favourite face mask’s and they always leave my face feeling so soft and brighter looking.

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Bath bombs are bath fizzes i don’t use every time i have a bath, i like using them when I’m feeling stressed or ill to make myself feel better. I got a few bath bombs for christmas and i can’t wait to use them. Yesterday i used the Lush bath bomb my sister got me and i absolutely loved it! (review coming soon)

On my pamper days i use a hair mask to give my hair a break and to restore the damage that colouring my hair has done to it. The L’Oreal Elvive leaves my hair feeling softer and also a little thicker and the John Frieda leaves it feeling healthy and smells amazing. I have yet to try the Sanctuary hair mask, i got this off my mum for christmas and i will be doing a review on it soon.

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When i have free time or I’m having a pamper day i love watching films and catching up with tv series.
Currently I’m loving Heroes, i watched this when it came out years ago and me and my family have been watching a few episodes every night and i can’t get enough of it!

I’m also loving 90210 as i used to watch it when my sister watched it and its on Netflix so I’ve been re watching it from the beginning.

Netflix has put Pretty Little Liars on and I’m so happy and me and my friend used to be obsessed with it and i watched every episode when it came out but recently I’ve had to watch it on online sites and could never find one that didn’t buffer or freeze so I left it. But now i can catch up on all the episodes i missed and get back into it again!

What do you do on your pamper/lazy days?

*The natural light wasn’t on my side while taking these photo’s so had to opt for a nice filter to make them look better. Getting natural light can be a pain to bloggers!*

Thank you for reading,
Katie x

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Bedroom Decor

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I’ve currently just redecorated my bedroom. I painted my whole room in the paint Teal Touch by Dulex, it looks like a dark paint but when the sun shines on it it looks so bright and at night it isn’t too dark and looks an amazing colour. I needed a change in my life so I thought redecorating my room and buying new furniture would help this. As I live at uni I hardly stay in my room at my mums so when I come home I like it to be cosy and homely so I can relax while away from uni work.

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I can’t find it on B&Q but i found this one similar on homebase, its for the bathroom but its the exact colour as the one i used to paint my bedroom.
You can find it here.

My bedding is reversible on one side is florals on the other is patchwork. I bought this from morrisons.

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I got my bedside tables on offer for £40 which I thought was a bargain for 2 and they are so nice and look amazing at the side of my bed. On one I put my iPod Dock and a black candle holder with birds on. I bought this from matalan around Christmas. I keep my 3 favourite books on the shelf of this bedside table.

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 On the other bedside table I have my touch lamp my mum bought me from Argos and a black clock with birds on also from matalan. I also keep my Vouge magazines and a floral tin my mum got me for Christmas on the shelf beneath the draw.

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Above my bed i have this beautiful canvas. I bought this in the sale from matalan.

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I’ve been looking for a bed frame like this for years and finally found it in Tesco

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(The canvas looks very wonky here and it’s annoying me, i will straighten it when i next get home! ahah )

At the end of my bed i have a box i use to store thing in. I use my primary throw and i like to keep the books I’m reading on it.

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*I had to redo this post as my pictures got deleted so i added some recent photo’s of my bedroom and i will do a bigger bedroom decor post when I’m next home for you.*

Thanks for reading,
Katie x

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How I Decorated My Uni Room

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When you move away from home and into your uni accommodation or student house, you want to try and decorate your room like your bedroom at home so you don’t get home sick and it feels like home. Here’s some bits from my uni room and how i decorated it to feel like my room at home.


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I use this pink tin i bought from Tesco for putting some stationary in. I also have patterned notepads and my small day planner from paper chase on my desk shelf.


The floral tins are from Tesco

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Nail polish stand is from Urban Outfitters

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The Cat pillow is from Next & The floral throw is from Primark

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This tin i found in a charity shop

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My Bedding is from Matalan

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IPad Case is from Amazon & The notepad is from Waterstones

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My mum got me this door stop and i find it so cute and different

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This is a wardrobe door mirror but i like to put it on top of those two boxes. I got these cheap from B&M

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My Laundry Basket is from Primark

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This Tin is from Homesense & the basket B&M

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My Throw is from Next
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The tin i store my pens is from Matalan
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These are currently the books I’m reading & the notepad is from Paperchase. The jar is from Matalan and i like to store my Esos lip balms in it.

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My baskets are from B&M

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This tin is also from home sense and came with this cute floral towel.

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I love cats and flowers so i had to buy this from Paperchase!

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Thank you for reading,
Katie x

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