Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Swansea - The Mumbles

On day 2, we enjoyed an early morning cinema trip - so early in fact that the doors were still locked when we arrived!
After the movie (Angelina Jolie was fantastic as Maleficent, I would recommend the film to all ages) we headed over to The Mumbles, a picturesque town on the coast, where we stopped at a local favourite icecream parlour called Joe's.
I can't remember the last time I had sprinkles on my icecream but it definitely made us all giddy like school kids in a matter of seconds! 

Jeans: Topshop
Sandals: ASOS
Bag: PS11 mini
Windswept hair: Courtesy of Swansea ;)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Swansea Trip - Rhossili Bay

A girls weekend away to Swansea was the perfect way to unwind after exams and we were in for a treat with the weather.
The beach we visited was Rhossili Bay, one of the best beaches in the UK. Every corner was photogenic, I'm so glad I brought my big camera along for the trip.

Hope everyone is well, talk to you soon! :)
Bottoms: Mango via ASOS
Sunglasses: Raybans

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Park at Sunset

A couple snaps from a few weeks back when le boyf and I went for a picnic. My style has taken a step to more laid back territories and I'm loving these slip-ons at the moment :) 

Work and studying has been kicking my butt leaving no posts for a while now... But blogging has become my procrastination of choice today - now I have to revise for my exams!

Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend x
Coat: Asos
Dress: Topshop
Shoes: Miss KG
Sunglasses: Rayban Wayfarers
Bag: PS11 Mini

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Cosy Sundays: B&BW Three Wick Candles

As I not-so-subtly mentioned in last week's Cosy Sunday post, I gave in to temptation and bought two of Bath and Body Work's 3-wicked candles to try.

The scents I chose were both from the Spring St. Sweet Shop collection - Watermelon Lemonade - a refreshing fruity scent and Raspberry Macaron - a sweet scent (although too sweet for my taste).
As I have mentioned before, scents are a very personal thing and even for me, my taste sways within my collection depending on my mood! 
In all honesty, I don't like these scents that much, I would not repurchase them if I were (by some miracle) Stateside tomorrow. I would definitely recommend smelling them in person before buying them if at all possible, as one person's definition of 'lightly sweet' may be your definition of 'sickly sweet'... Definitely learning from my mistakes.

Rather than going into depth about the individual scents, I thought I would discuss how I purchased them without leaving the country or asking someone to buy one for me like last time!
I purchased both these candles from the same Ebay seller and she even threw in a free gift of the anti bacterial gels! I chose my purchase using the following criteria:

1. Scent - I went through the Bath and Body Works website and picked out my favourites, then I checked eBay to see which ones were being sold
2. Price - If there was more than one seller, I would compare prices to see if any were overpriced
3. Reputation - I then checked to see if the seller had any negative feedback reviews, such as broken candles from postage etc. I found that I gravitated towards the business sellers (who had sold many in the past) rather than one off sellers as they were more likely to have the best packaging to keep the goods safe

My candles arrived without a scratch wrapped up in an egg tray-esque box and lots of selotape, and although I'm not the biggest fan of the scents I picked, I love the way they burn

Remember how I said above I should have smelt them in person before committing to buying? I now have my eye on a mini trio of the Freshly Picked collection... *tut tut* Will I ever learn?

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