My top picks for a killer Valentines Day outfit | Pretty Little Thing, Missguided, Missy Empire and more

Whether you love Valentines day or to-be-totally-honest prefer pancake day: who doesn’t love a reason to shop? It’s the month of love, and if you want to spruce up your wardrobe for your fella (or a night out with the girls!) here’s my top picks to make you look and feel sexy.

Disclaimer: Links are not affiliate and all opinions are my own!

Outfit one

PLT Burgundy Lace Up Halterneck Bodysuit £18  with the PLT Black High Waist Extreme Flare Long Leg Trousers £18

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Favourites first, this outfit is perfect if you don’t mind showing a bit of skin! Pair with some strappy heels or heeled boots, throw on a shaggy black jacket off the shoulder and you’re good to go.

Scenario: A romantic cocktail with your no.1 or a night out with the girls!


Outfit two

Missguided Valentines Satin Nightie£22

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Is it even V Day if you’re not wearing red? This satin shirt is the ultimate pj chill so spend your night right and get the wine and chick flicks out.

Scenario: Enjoy a cosy night in with your loved ones (or eat ice-cream alone?!) At least you’ll look good doing it!


Outfit three

Alessandra Black Femme Slogan T Shirt £14 Orla Wine Cropped Puffer Coat £35 Nike 95 OG £119

These Nike trainers have been on my wishlist for so long now! Paired with a slogan tee (with a knot for extra sass) and a big cosy puffer jacket will keep you toasty but still looking on trend.

Scenario: Wrap up warm for daytime outings! Whether that be a theme park or a fair, puffer jackets and candy floss will make your valentine day one to remember.


Outfit four

Christie Red Tie Front Bell Sleeve Crop Top £19 Trinity Black Lace Up Mini Skirt £18

PU is a huuuge trend currently and sticking with the red valentines theme, this tied up blouse is a great option if you want to look cute but still (kind of) covered up! (This top would also go great with the trousers in outfit one!)

Scenario: Pair with strappy heels or black boots to look cute for an evening meal or night on the town.


There’s my list! What were your favourites? Also tell me your valentines plans in the comments below!

Natalie x

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Scrub Love Hydrating Coconut Oil Body Scrub | Face and body scrub for dry skin

Who are ScrubLove?

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Scrub Love is a uses 100% natural ingredients in there products, and cater to all skin types with every scent imaginable from chocolate orange to cucumber + bamboo.

 

Whether you’re wanting to prolong your tan, or just leave you skin smooth and glowing, ScrubLove claims to make miracles happen.

A statement from ScrubLove:

We are ScrubLove, an organic, fairtrade, Rainforest-Alliance Approved, ethically sourced coffee-scrub skincare company proudly made in the UK.

We’ve done our research and only given you the good stuff to love on: argan, baobab, coconut, sweet almond, sweet orange, tea tree and peppermint oils are all in there. Plus, we’ve sourced only the most skin-lovin’ Himalayan pink salt, Dead Sea salt and sugar to mix with our organic coffee.

I received the ‘Hydrating Coconut Oil Body Scrub in Coconut + Mango’ in my “mystery package” as part of my July Birchbox. Review here.

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This scrub in particular scrub is available online at £12.95 for 200g of product.

The unusual packaging is what caught my eye first: a colourful sachet with a zig zag pattern and a resealable strip.

On the back of the packaging, this body scrub in particular is packed with:

  • Coconut flakes and coconut shell – two natural exfoliators
  • Mango butter – to hydrate the skin
  • Coconut sugar – full of antioxidants
  • Macadamia nut oil and coconut oil – smooths, softens and moisturises the skin

*Full ingredient list at the bottom of this page

Opening the package I was surprised at how sweet and intense the scent was. Personally I thought the smell was amazing but if that doesn’t sound like you then i’d suggest trying one of their other scents.

When I scooped a bit of the product out I was shocked at how loose and dry it was and thought this would be terrible for my dry skin.

However once you start to rub it in you really feel the oils start to work their magic and my skin was feeling incredible!

After i’d rinsed it off i felt like i’d been lathered in moisturiser as the oils had left a silky smooth feel.

I also tried this on my face and lips (it actually didn’t taste too terrible) where i really suffer with dry patches and afterwards I noticed a dramatic change.

The scrub kept my skin feeling like that for hours and I couldn’t keep my hands off my face all day!

Overall I can honestly say this is the best body scrub I’ve ever used – if you have dry to normal skin I would definitely recommend you add this to your skin care routine!

 

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Ingredients

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Powder,Mango Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Powder, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Shell Powder, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Flour, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Sugar, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Lactic Acid, Parfum

Nike gym clothing? REVIEW

Just like buying stationary for the first day back at school, kitting out your gym wardrobe does wonders in motivating you to start your fitness adventure.

Athletic clothing is also supportive during some heavy workout sessions and adds a touch of confidence to your attitude.

Today we test out some of our Nike favourites and tell you what we think!

NIKE Pro Classic Women’s Sports Bra

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The damage: £25

You might worry about the support of this piece considering there’s no padding at all.

However we found the piece to be craaazy supportive, and recommend it to anyone with a larger bust – your ladies won’t be moving ANYWHERE!

Although you feel very tucked in and in place, the piece doesn’t dig in uncomfortably like a lot of sports bras do.

As for the price we just can’t say no!

NIKE Power Legend Twist Women’s Training Tights

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The damage: £50

These are a little pricey, especially if you’re just starting out!

BUT the quality is definitely there – the Nike Power fabric has compression technologies which supports and keeps the shape of your core.

Just feeling the material you can tell they’re a long-time investment.

Another plus is that these are pretty high waist, so if your not too comfortable with your stomach area quite yet these are great for keeping you all tucked in.

The only drawback is the length as they’re a little too long (5ft 2 talking here) but if that doesn’t bother you then these may be for you!

Unfortunately these aren’t in stock at the moment but keep an eye out on the Nike store if you’re interested!

NIKE Pro black shorts

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The damage: £19.99 – now discounted to £16.99!

As you can see these are pretty tight… and pretty short! So we would recommend you go a size up.

These are the most comfortable piece in this entire post!

Not only do they allow a lot of movement, they’re amazing for keeping you cool during them warm up sessions.

For only £20 the quality is great!

NIKE Pro Tank Top

purple-nike-pro-ootdThe damage: £20 – now discounted to £15!

This top is a great addition to your collection if you want to be covered up, but still want something light and cool.

The material is very thin and stretchy and pretty comfortable to wear.

One bad quality is that the material can also be pretty clingy (see image).

 

NIKE pro ladies bra

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This piece wasn’t as supportive as the sports bra mentioned above so definitely something we would recommend for those of you with a smaller bust.

Despite this, the item was super comfortable and breathable – we also loved the fun colour!

Birchbox Unboxing + Review | July

If you’re new to Birchbox like us, then you should know that it’s a monthly subscription service that provides you with a box of mystery beauty samples – kind of like Christmas all year round!

I actually found a sponsored post by Birchbox on Facebook which offered last minute buyers an additional ‘mystery box’ if they purchased July’s edition!

So obviously I made an impulse buy and I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the prizes that landed on my doorstep!

Having no knowledge of Birchbox, I cut open the cardboard packaging with no expectations but was happily surprised at how gorgeous the packaging was.


The products come tucked away inside a small drawer with a unique pattern for each month – perfect for collecting and as each month you can build on what will turn to to be a tiny set of drawers for your desk!

The pattern was super summery with a pink and blue sunset, black palm trees and a metallic logo.

But the contents is what was most exciting!

 

Benefit Cosmetics Gogotint Lip & Cheek Stain | RRP £25.50*


The most hyped about product in this box was definitely the Lip + Cheek Stain by Benefit.

Birchbox provided each subscriber with either the Chachatint – a more orangey/red shade – or like me, the Gogotint – described as a ‘bright cherry’.

After only two days of trying to get the thing open, I finally got to see what the hype was about!

The colour was beautiful as a natural flush to the cheeks but also build-able for those wanting that extra pigment – a bonus being that it can be used on the lips too!

Balance Me Flash Cleanse Micellar Water | RRP £16*


I hadn’t heard of this brand before but as a sucker for a good micellar water I was happy to give this a try.

Honestly the chamomile-infused formula did smell pretty funky, but the refreshing feeling this left on my skin made it totally worth it.

I used it by applying to a cotton pad and wiping it over my face – it removed my makeup beautifully and didn’t leave a weird film on my face like some other brands do.

Adding the fact that t’s a natural product enriched with regenerating neroli and mandarin oils, this was a win for me.

Rituals Hammam Delight Foaming Shower Gel | RRP from £4.50*

This product was my favourite of the whole box!

With it being described as a foam shower gel, I had assumed it would be just like the other ones I own – such as ____ –  and that it would pump out like a thin foam.

This one however squirts out like a gel, and begins to expand pretty rapidly as soon as it touches your skin.

This product felt amazing lathering into the skin! The formula is really hard to describe but is very thick and cushion like.

The eucalyptus and rosemary was not only refreshing to the skin but left a lovely scent which lasted most of the day!

Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye-shadow Trio in Champagne Mocha | RRP £15.50*

Being a eye-shadow hoarder, I was sceptical about these eye-shadows due to the plain and basic packaging.

In the trio is three unnamed, shimmery shades as shown in the image, which came with one of them useless sponge applicator wands – why do they even exist?!

However in all honesty, the formula and pigment of these eye-shadows is surprisingly good! The colour selection is perfect for a simple everyday eye look and the small packaging is travel-friendly.

Percy + Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery | RRP £20*


Does anyone else have super dry hair that turns greasy as soon as you’re anywhere near a bottle of hair conditioner?

As I struggle with this, i’m always looking for alternative products to add moisture and softness to my hair without it being too cakey – so hearing about this product pricked up my ears.

This stuff smells heavenly!

Smoothing this product through my dry hair before bed and shampooing it out once i wake up has turned my frizzy hair super smooth and silky.

It also doesn’t transfer onto my pillow!

I’ve only used this the once so I will definitely have to keep trying it out but so far I love it.

 

Sneak peek for August!

Birchbox has gave us a sneak peek for August’s box! Everyone will receive a FULL SIZE Spectrum Collections make-up brush!

To see my review of the August Birchbox – Click Here!