Saturday, 20 September 2014

A Huge Box Of Goodies...

A little while  ago DSA contacted me and asked if I would like to be sent a box of goodies. DSA own several brands with less-than-usual selling methods, the most well known probably being AVON (although apparently as I'm writing this, they have actually left the company - oops). Well, a while passed and I moved to university and completely forgot about it, until my mum turned up to visit me with a HUGE box of stuff. Seriously, there's so much!

DSA basically sent me this mixture of beauty, fashion, health and homeware products to let you guys know that there are alternative ways of buying some great products. You don't just need to pop into a shop or online, there's so much out there for all us shopping fiends. As I have a fair few things pictured here, I'm not going to link to them all individually. However, this is the link to DSA's website where you can browse all the brands!

And, of course, I will be testing this stuff out, so hopefully there will be some great reviews to come in the future! Unfortunately some of the stuff is wasted on me (I don't drink coffee at home for one) but I'll be trying out and sharing my wisdom on as much as I can!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Stationery For Listmakers

If you are a list maker like me, you may want to search for some Knock Knock stationery. I found these in Waterstones and use them all the time!

I love how these listing notepads brighten up a desk and make writing lists a little more fun. The added features of an "ALL DONE" checkbox on the To-Do List and the countdown to Friday on the Five Days Mousepad (which I don't use as a mousepad) gives me a special kind of joy that only quirky stationery can supply. Plus, not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they have kept me organised and motivated to complete blog work, and now university work! I like to use the weekly mousepad/desk planner to plan out my week (duh), and then the to-do list to go into specifics from day-to-day.

I want to pick up some more of their line (they have such cool post-its) as I really do think they were a great investment, despite being so simple! There's few better feelings than ticking the last box of a to-do list - right?!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Testing, Testing // The Makeup Revolution Edition

I moved to university on Saturday and so life has been a little (a lot) hectic recently! As I don't have time to supply you with a well thought out post right now, I thought I would quickly update you on some products I'm currently testing. I'm sure these will all be reviewed at some point, so call this a little taster of what is to come!

Makeup Revolution kindly sent me some items to review so I have begun the testing on these goodies. Included here is the Ultra Face Base Foundation* (in shades 02 and 03 - super pale which is fantastic!), the Ultra Face Base Primer*, the Ultra Blush & Contour Palette* (in Sugar & Spice), and two of the new I Heart Makeup I Tint My Brows* shades (in Light/Medium and Medium).

I'd also like to take this time to apologise for the photo above! The lighting in my room is awful so I'm really going to need to play around with my location and my camera settings a bit. I miss the white surfaces in my room at home - I shall try and get up to speed as soon as possible!

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