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Thursday, 30 June 2016

June in Instagram



1. So the huge news has to be our engagement! On the 4th June, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife and I said yes! We're so grateful for all your wonderful and heartfelt messages. They really do mean the world to us both. 

2. The same weekend of our engagement was spent having a barbecue with friends to say farewell to another friend off to work in America for the Summer. It was full of laughs, mocktails and icecream. 

3. We celebrated our 4th anniversary together as well as our engagement with food at Mettricks Guildhall and excited talk about getting married. 

4. I bought my first set of bridal magazines! It felt so weird doing it but I spent hours flicking through for inspiration. 

5. My best friend bought me a new MAC Cosmetics lipstick in Faux and I'm totally in love. 

6. The same best friend and I also headed to Orange Rooms in Southampton to try their latest menu addition, Freak Shakes! They were incredible but we couldn't finish them, not surprising with the size of them. 

7. After the tragic events in Orlando this month, Southampton gathered to pay tribute to the victims in Guildhall Square. It was beautiful, emotional and just went to prove love really does conquer all. 

8. Rachel & Dann finally welcomed Baby Bee aka Henry and I'm so smitten. 

9. Engagement party planning is in full swing and I collected my late Grandfather's old suitcases to use for our engagement party. They're exactly what I wanted for what we have planned and I can't wait to show you all what I'll be doing.

June has pretty fabulous, there's been some hard days as I'm still unwell but all the above has definitely made it that tiny bit easier. 

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Shopping with Octer




As a blogger I spend a lot of my time browsing sites for beauty bargains and fashion staples for my wardrobe and occasionally it gets a bit too much. Especially when you're 47 pages deep on the ASOS dress page and still no nearer to finding the perfect one. I like shopping to be easy to navigate, easy to filter and when shopping for make up, I like to be able to shop by brand so Octer.co.uk has been a god send recently, for me more so than my bank account. 

Octer's main aim is to simplify shopping across all devices and with 8000 top brands alongside 200 of the biggest UK stores it meant I could buy the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation and concealer I've been lusting over forever with ease. Download the app on your phone or tablet or you can also use the website. Easy, efficient and an even better way to spend my hard earned dollar. 

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Estée Lauder Gift with Purchase at Harrods





The one thing I love when making high end purchases is the occasional gift with purchase when you get a bit spendy. Estée Lauder are renowned for their incredible gift sets especially at Christmas when they release the limited edition beauty box filled full of desirable products. Over the next four weeks at Harrods online this gorgeous gift with purchase will be available to anyone spending £75 or more on beauty and skincare products from Estée Lauder at Harrods. 

The products come inside a grey shoulder bag which is pretty similar to one I've been looking to purchase from Zara, there are pockets inside making sure there's space for your keys and phone plus it comes with a faux crocodile passport cover which I love. The next best bit are the products - 

  • ReNutriv Hydrating Creme Cleanser, 30ml
  • ReNutriz Ultra Lift Age-Correcting Creme, 15ml 
  • Deluxe Eyeshadow Compact with 9 shades
  • Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Pinkberry, full size
  • Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, 2.8ml
  • Little Black Primer, 2.8ml 
  • Double Wear Stay In Place Eye Pencil in Onyx
The products included make for such a fab gift with purchase and as it's not hard spending £75 with Estée Lauder on some of their best known products such as Double Wear Foundation, Bronze Goddess Bronzer and the Pure Color Envy Matte lipsticks, the gift is an awesome bonus! 

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