Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Review: My 2nd Mr Nutcase iPhone case

I got my first Mr Nutcase iPhone case back in February of this year and didn't have enough good things to say about the company so the moment I knew I was getting my new iPhone I just had to get a new personalised case to go with it. I couldn't wait to share my new case with you all. 
 My old phone case is still in an amazing condition considering how much I abuse my phone and it is a shame I can no longer use it.  
You can see my original post here and my update post here.
I stuck with the same theme as last year and picked all my favourite memories and pictures. I kept five of the same pictures in the same position because I loved them the most. 

Left to right: Ax Paris Blogger Event, my 20th birthday, on the plane to Ibiza, Camber Sands, Ax Paris blogger event, Kos, a random night out & Amsterdam. 
Out with the old in with the new
Old case
Order Date: 30/01/2014 at 17:52:58 Shipped Date: 31/01/2014 at 12:52

Delivery Date: 01/02/2014 at 12:32  
New case
Order Date: 09/08/2014 at 17:37:10 Shipped Date: 13/08/2014 at 13:05:40

Delivery Date: 15/08/2014 at 09:30

It took a little longer than before for my iPhone case to come but after speaking to a Twitter representative I was reassured it had been sent and doing it over the weekend takes a little longer than normal. 

Once again I am amazed at the quality of the case and already had so much compliments about it. I'll make sure I update you in a few months to see if the quality is still there.
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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Update on my leg

On my last post about my holiday I only touched on the fact I got glass in my leg, I didn’t explain how…
The hotel in Magaluf that I stayed in is a club 18-30s hotel, meaning everyone is young, drunk pretty much all the time and there to have fun. As you can see from the picture about there are stairs leading to the hotel and people’s rooms/balconies look onto these stairs, daily you’d see or unfortunately feel condom bombs, balloons and more coming over the balconies and hitting you as you walk up/down the stairs to the hotel. I had just been to the local shop after a beautiful day at the beach and I had bought a bottle of Rosé wine. I was carrying the wine whist looking up to make sure I could dodge anything coming my way but I missed the step and tripped, smashing the rosé bottle and a big bit of glass ended up in my leg. I started to panic and didn’t know if I should take the glass out or not, there was lots of blood and my friend just pulled it out my leg and took me up to the hotel room on the 8th floor with blood following me behind.
Day one - I got it to stop bleeding enough to take a picture
I had to put a plaster over a cut and a bandage around the main cut to try and stop the bleeding, it was bleeding for about 12 hours, if not longer before slowing down enough for me to take a bandage off and have a plaster on it, but in them 12 hours I got a really bad tan line :( 
The main cut looks small but the glass was rather long, I wasn't even sure if we got the whole thing out, but after an x-ray it confirmed there was no glass in my leg.
Covered up
My leg is healing really well now and I wanted to show everyone the progress. I got the glass in my leg on the 13th July 2014 and two weeks later (27th July) it is really looking better. I am hoping that by Christmas it is healed completely so I can get my tattoo touched up a little.
Today - Sunday 27th July

Looks a little weird

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New trainers again

On Saturday I picked up a new pair of trainers. I just had to share them with you because I love them so much. I love white trainers at the moment, you can't go wrong in summer with white trainers.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Back from Holiday

As you may have known I went to Magaluf from the 8th - 15th July. I've been so busy with work once I got back that I've just not had the time to blog about it or even blog at all. 

The holiday was a bit of a hit and miss unfortunately. Overall I had an amazing time but there were so many upsets during the week. The biggest was the fact I fell and got glass in my leg on my tattoo and needed to go hospital but I braved it out till I got back to the UK and as soon as I landed I went to my local hospital where they sorted it out for me. The clinic in Magaluf wanted to charge me £70 just to see the doctor that was without anything happening like a x-ray, stitches, pain killers and so on.  We also got lied to a lot during this holiday from reps selling tickets. Although we had a good time on the VVIP Magaluf boat party it wasn't worth the money and we didn't get anything we were promised. I could write a whole hate speech on that boat party but I'll leave that to a different post. 

I always share my holiday pictures with you guys so here are a few of my favourite pictures from the holiday. 

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Saturday, 28 June 2014

How To: Nutella Hot Chocolate

I am a massive fan of Nutella, I could honestly eat a whole tub if I was allowed! I am also a massive fan of hot chocolate so why not mix my two loves?

How I made it: 
I got my awesome Hello Kitty mug and filled it to the top is semi-skimmed milk, I poured the milk into a saucepan which was on a medium heat (3 on my cooker) I then used two tablespoons of Nutella as I wanted it very chocolately, I allowed the Nutella to melt a little before stirring and putting the heat up to 5. After stirring for two minutes it was time to pour it back into my mug and ready to drink. 

If you don't want to do it on the saucepan you can do it in the microwave. First heating the milk then adding Nutella and heating it further. Timings would depend on your microwave. You can also make this with water if you want a less creamy drink. The water would just replace the milk and can be done with both methods but you would need to make sure you leave the water on the hob and bring to a boil.
 As you can see it leaves a skin around the mug which is a bit of a nightmare when doing the washing up. I wouldn't leave it too long as it really stains.

Have you tried Nutella Hot Chocolate?
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Summer Tag

 I spotted that Georgina from Makeup-Pixi3 wrote a summer tag and I wanted to join in. Here are my answers. 

1.  What's your favourite thing about Summer?
My favourite thing about summer is having free time to spend with my friends and family. For me, summer means holidays, bbqs, drinking cider and long nights doing nothing.

2.  Do you have a favourite Summer drink?
I love drinking an ice cold cider in summer. My favourite are Rekorderlig, Kopparberg and Somersby Cider. 

3.  Is there a location you like to go to each Summer?
I change my holiday destination every summer. I have been Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Morocco. Three years in a row now I have been to Spain so I guess there. But in England my favourite place would be just walking round central London with my friends. 

4.  Favourite makeup look for Summer?
Very simple. Mascara, Eyebrows and lipgloss. Summer is too hot to have a full face of make-up.

5.  Dresses or skirts?
I'm not a fan of dresses or skirts. I am always in leggings really but if I had to pick a dress, mainly a maxi or midi dress.

6.  Sandals or ballet pumps?
Sandals for me. I love my Primark sandals. I get a new pair every year. I think I've had every colour. You'd normally catch me in trainer though. 

7.  Do you prefer to wear your hair up or down for Summer?
I get too hot during summer to have my hair down, my hair grows bigger during the day haha I always tie it up.

8.  Deep smokey eyes or bold lips?
Bold lips, I am really into red lipstick at the moment!

9.  Favourite perfume for Summer?
I love Chanel - Chance. My favourite perfume by far. It is perfect for summer.

10.  Last but not least, favourite music for Summer?
As I go on clubbing holidays I often get given my song for the summer. It would be a summer club anthem. 

Have you done the summer tag yet?
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Holiday Hair & Beauty

I've already been on three holidays this year and we are only in June with a holiday next month (20days) and my final holiday of the year in October I thought it was about time I did a holiday inspired post around hair and beauty. 
Getting my hair done in Greece
 When going on holiday I ALWAYS go to the hairdressers the day before or day I am going depending on my flight. I'll get a 'wash, cut & blow dry' and often a free treatment will be thrown in. This allows my hair to have the best chance when in the sun. Many people when going on holiday go for the 'beach waves' looks but my weakness is my GHD hair straighteners, I could not live without them and could easily use them twice a day. I like my hair to be nice and straight on holiday, no frizz and easy to manage as I don't have time to do my full hair routine. In an ideal world I'd love to have a fish tail plait but my hair isn't long enough at the moment after having so much cut off so I have to stick to a boring down look.
I am looking to invest in a new pair of GHDs and I've been looking at the GHD V Gold Max Styler with FREE ghd Thermal Protect Roll Bag
 I have only recently been told about Kérastase and I was excited to see they do a hair after sun product. You can get Kérastase Bain Apres-Soleil 250ml from Regis Salons for £16. The benefits are that Bain Apres-Soleil eliminates the build up of protection products, sand, salt and chlorine present on the scalp allowing hair to stay beautiful, soft and colour radiant. I also get an irritated scalp when I am on holiday and would love to try Mizani Comfiderm Scalp Oil 50ml which is only £8.75 and made for Afro hair. The oil is formulated with jojoba and avocado oil. This helps to replace all the moisture that leaves your hair, it also helps towards stopping flaking and itchy scalp.

 With all the sun my skin gets really damaged, I wouldn’t recommend it but I never wear suntan lotion till the last day of my holiday when I am now burnt and peeling and in Greece my face, for the very first time, got affected. I like the look of Sothys Micro-Gel Peeling 50ml  which is £23.50 and Sothys Hydradvance Comfort Cream 30ml which is £49. The micro-gel gently exfoliates the skin without major scraping of the outer layers while the Hydradvance Comfort Cream hydrates your skin to leave it comfortable, supple and protected around the clock.

When I am on holiday I like to keep my beauty routine to a minimum. I will go away with gel or acrylic nails, false lashes a full body wax and my eyebrows on point. I couldn't live without my pre-holiday beauty routine. It instantly makes me feel beautiful therefore boosting my confidence and allows me to wake up each day knowing I don't need to spend hours shaving, plucking and gluing. 
What are your beauty and hair routines for a holiday abroad?
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

ILWF sale

Have you seen the ILWF sale items?! My friend and I almost died! So many beautiful clothes at amazing prizes. She pretty much lives in ILWF clothes. Here is our joint wish list of items from the sale.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
 My favourite item from the sale is the LOVE Black And Blush Checkered Scoop Back Tea Dress which was £38 but now £19 which is a £19 (50%) saving. My friend's favourite is the LOVE Brown And Beige Animal Print Woven Skater Dress which was £40 but now £10 which is a £30 (75%) saving.
Have you checked out the ILWF sale?
What are your favourite items? 
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Monday, 16 June 2014

Round up of MyTravels

So I have not blogged in a week and as you would have seen this is due to the fact I was away in Greece from 5th June - 12th June. I had an amazing time and even took a day trip to Bodrum, Turkey. I wanted to share some of my pictures with you guys before I start getting back into the blogging flow.
I am going to have a very busy week as I have a new job in a clothing store but I am sure I'll find the time to share some stuff with my readers whom have stuck by me even when I am not blogging! I came home to so many amazing comments and views that I just didn't expect. 

Sunrise the morning we went to Turkey

No Mcds in Kos. Had to eat it in Turkey!

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