Sunday, 23 November 2014

Outfits of the Week: November #3

Dress: Primark
Caridgan: Primark
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Primark

Cardigan: New Look
Top: New Look
Jeans: Primark
Boots: New Look
Bracelet: Pandora

Tuesday - Out for Dinner
Top: Forever 21
Scarf: Primark
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Primark
Boots: Ugg Australia

Pencil Skirt: Primark
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Lipsy
Bracelet: Links of London

Cardigan: Forever 21
Vest Top: H&M
Skirt: New Look
Boots: New Look
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Primark

Blouse: H&M
Vest Top: Forever 21
Jeans: New Look
Shoes: New Look

Saturday, 22 November 2014

His and Hers Christmas Gift: Vivabox


The Perfume Shop has released the perfect gift solution for family members and friends - whether male or female - the Vivabox. Without buying a perfume or aftershave that you know they use, you risk making a big mistake. Scents can be so personal and choosing the right one is a daunting task. The Perfume Shop Vivabox steps in as being the perfect alternative.

The Vivabox contains 7 sample sized scents along with a booklet about the perfumes and a voucher to redeem one full size bottle out of the 7 available. The girls' box has fragrances from brands like Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture and Nina Ricci whilst the boys' box has a whole selection of Paco Rabanne aftershaves. The idea behind the box is The Perfume Shop shares the top 7 selling perfumes from the year in hope that there's one out there for everyone. 
The 7 inside the Vivabox for Her are:

BOSS MA VIE pour femme,
Carolina Herrera 212 VIP,
Jimmy Choo,
Nina Ricci Nina,
Paco Rabanne Black XS,
 Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy,
Kenzo Flower by Kenzo

What made this box exciting for me was the wide range of designers and the fact that there was a mixture of scents I'd tried and not tried. There's definitely a good selection for different age groups which helps make this gift box a solution for most ages. I still haven't quite decided but 40ml of Jimmy Choo, 30ml of Boss Ma Vie or 50ml of Nina Ricci was what I'd managed to narrow it down to so far.

My boyfriend was happy to take the men's Vivabox off my hands to try out the samples. The 7 inside the Vivabox for Him are:

Paco Rabanne 1 Million,
Paco Rabanne Invictus,
 Montblanc Legend,
Carolina Herrera 212 VIP,
Paco Rabanne Black XS,
Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme

Just from reading the list I knew there was ones there that he already owned and though it's a shame 3 out of the 7 are Paco Rabanne I have to say all 3 are all particularly lovely. I was quite surprised how much my boyfriend used the guide booklet, he quite enjoyed reading up about the scents and how to be a perfume expert. The Men's voucher is redeemable for 50ml of each fragrance or 75ml if they choose the Issey Miyake scent.

We both can't wait to send our vouchers on a new scent and are fairly delighted that our collection of fragrances for travelling have been restocked. Especially handy for a weekend away with just hand luggage. 

The gift vouchers aren't redeemable online which is a pain for people like me living 2 hours away from civilisation. They are valid until 30th June 2016, however, so there's plenty of time for the decision to be made and to get to a store to collect it. The voucher is pretty fool proof too, just one tick and the full sized bottle is yours!

This year' box is a gorgeous design, a big improvement on last year's drawer style box and with the bow on top it you'd almost get away with not wrapping it! A bit cliché but I like the pink for girls and blue for boys. 

The Vivabox is well worth the £37.99 price tag - who would you buy one for?
Is perfume a gift you love to give or receive?

Friday, 21 November 2014

NOTD: Elegant Touch Lily Loves Sheezus

I fancied something a little different on my nails and wanted a perfect design to last for days so some Elegant Touch fake nails seemed like the right decision. The Sheezus design from the Lily Loves range is a gorgeous navy with gold foil flashes on a stiletto nail shape.

The pack had everything you need with a mini nail file, a good sized glue and plenty of nails to fit every nail width. It didn't take me long to set out the 10 I needed. As for applying it took me less than 10 minutes from start to finish - opening the pack to taking my pictures for Instagram.

I've never had stiletto nails before so they took a bit of getting used to but I love the way they look. If applied following the instructions these should last for 10 days. So far so good!

Do you use any of the nails from Elegant Touch?
I think I might try the Express nails next.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

25% off New Look Haul

In the run up to Christmas my local New Look was having a late night 25% off event so it was the perfect opportunity to get some night out bargains. I saved over £21 and have at least 3 outfits ready for the festivities.