So earlier on today I received my October 2015 Cohorted beauty box and I thought I would quickly take a few pictures and show you this months contents because I know Cohorted is a beauty box that people are crazy about lately.

This is my first ever box by Cohorted. I’ve been following Cohorted for a few months but I’ve always been too late and the box has been sold out by the time I’ve gone to purchase. I managed to preorder this box last month and I’ve been so excited waiting for it to arrive. When I opened up my box today I wasn’t hugely impressed like I have been by other Cohorted boxes I’ve seen but this box does have a good selection of well known branded products with a total retail value £65.99 so I’m looking forward to trying them out.





Bare Minerals
Purely Nourishing Cream – £10.00

Bare Minerals –
Purifying Facial Cleanser – £15.00

Bare Minerals
Marvelous Moxie – £16.99

Nail Polish in Serendipity – £9.00

Peter Thomas Roth
Lashes To Die For Mascara – £15.00

I’ve so far only tried out the lipgloss. I thought it looked quite scary in the tube since it was a mix of bright orange and yellow.. but on the lips it gives a lovely peachy finish. I don’t think I will get much use out of the Bare Minerals Nourishing Cream as it is for dry skin and my skin is extremely oily. I’m looking forward to trying out the cleanser and may give a review on my blog soon.

What beauty boxes would you recommend? Have you tried Cohorted? How did you feel about this months?

If you’d like more information on Cohorted beauty boxes make sure you visit their website:


Earlier this morning, Get Shrinking launched their brand new and exciting product, the Shrinking Violet Home Kit which claims to help you instantly lose inches in just one hour. It sounded promising, and I was lucky enough to be involved with this weight loss kit and I’m here to tell you how I got on when I tried it out.


When I picked up the post, I had no idea what to expect since Get Shrinking wanted to keep the kit a secret until the very last minute. I opened up the parcel, and inside there was a suit. I’m not talking a well fitted two piece suit and tie kind of thing.. the suit was silver and stretchy and looked like something made for a space trip. My first thought, astronaut.

I was a little confused as to how this was going to give me immediate results. In the box with the suit there was a 200ml bottle of Shrinking Violet solution (a powerful blend of oils that help to aid with inch loss), a 25ml measuring cup, a tape measure and some information booklets with measurement charts to keep track of your losses.

shrinking violet

As I was reading more information about the shrinky suit kit, I learned the suit was similar to body wrapping. Body wrapping is a treatment where you are tightly wrapped up for a few hours to help you detox and temporarily slim down. The only problem with body wrapping is it difficult to do at home by yourself and is best left to the experts. But with this shrinky suit, it gives similar results without you having to go to a salon or learn how to professionally body wrap.

To use the suit, simply pour out 25ml of the Shrinking Violet solution into your measuring cup. You then massage the solution into your skin and slip on the bottoms and top. The suit causes your body temperature to rise, which encourages perspiration and helps to cleanse the body of toxins. It’s so simple. You can choose to sit back and relax while the suit does all the work, or you can do a workout which might make the treatment that little more effective. The Shrinking Violet solution contains loads of amazing ingredients that care for your skin and work with the suit to help with inch loss.


One of my biggest problems the last few months is that I’m drinking excessive amounts of coca cola and snacking on sweets and chocolate. As you can imagine, it leaves me looking and feeling very bloated. I am overweight, and could do with shifting a few stone so I felt this kit was something that would give me good results since I have fat to work with *sigh*.

I’ve used the suit twice so far. The first time I used the suit I decided to jump on the crosstrainer for 5 minutes to warm myself up. I noticed straight away that the oil began to warm as I moved, and I could feel my body temperature rising more than it would in my usual workout clothes.  I went around the house cleaning and browsed online for an hour and a half after I finished on the crosstrainer. I then took the suit off and instantly noticed that I looked less bloated around my stomach area. I measured, and I had instantly lost an inch and a half. I measured the rest of my body, but there was no loss anywhere else. I did feel like my body felt lighter too, not as in weight loss, but lighter as in my insides felt cleansed and I didn’t feel as podgy.

The second time I used this product, I noticed again that I looked less bloated but there wasn’t any inch loss. I did take photos of myself before and after to make sure it wasn’t just a placebo effect and my mind wanting to believe, but there was definitely a small difference when I compared the photos.


Do you see what I mean about my first thought being astronaut?

Now the best thing for weight loss is obviously a sensible diet and regular exercise. I do try to eat sensibly and exercise often, but sometimes you just lose all motivation. I couldn’t say no to giving this product a try and seeing if it was a miracle product.

If you have £99.00 to spare for a one month supply and you have a special occasion coming up where you want to look your best then this kit might be for you. It isn’t magical and it won’t completely transform you but it will help to make a noticeable difference which will boost your confidence. There are also other options available to buy things like the lotion, suit etc separately.

If you want to find out more information, make sure to check out these links:


Good afternoon :-)

Today I’m going to talk about the Superdrug Coconut Oil which is something I have been using on a daily basis for the last eight months. I’m currently on my third tub and I love the stuff. Superdrug Coconut Oil helps to condition the skin, scalp and dry/damaged hair. This natural product is solid at room temperature, but will gently melt on contact with your skin.



I use the product mostly on my body. I avoid using it on my face as I have sensitive facial skin and oils can be heavy, which can cause them to clog pores which can make you break out and leave you with bad skin. I use it mostly on my hands, arms, chest and neck area. The coconut oil smells delicious and leaves a subtle coconut scent on your skin which lasts throughout the day.

Because the coconut oil is solid in the tub, it can be difficult to scoop some out using your fingers, but having a spoon nearby solves that issue. If you leave the tub next to a window on a sunny day, or by a warm radiator, the oil will melt down and be easier for you to use.

I rub the solid coconut oil between my palms and after 60 or so seconds, it has melted down into a velvety smooth liquid. The melted liquid is quite thick (not sticky) but once you begin to massage into your skin, the oil moisturises deeply which leaves your skin feeling light and soft to the touch. When the oil is on your skin, it leaves you with a gorgeous sheer glow that lasts hours.



I have used the melted oil on my hair a few times, but I personally find the texture of the oil doesn’t work so well with my hair. It just sticks in one place and doesn’t glide through smoothly. It makes my hair feel weighed down and heavy and doesn’t distribute evenly. I don’t bother using it on my hair as I have other products that work well and are much more suited to my hair.

Another thing I’d like to mention is I’ve had deep lines on my neck for a very long time. The lines on my neck have always bothered me as I have had them since I was young and always felt like deep lines shouldn’t be an issue for someone my age. But over the last eight months of me massaging this product into my neck, I have noticed that the lines don’t seem as deep and the look of them has improved.

Overall, this is a fantastic product for the skin. I have noticed a huge improvement in the way my skin looks and feels. You can purchase a tub of this for £2.29 which is so affordable and worth buying, the tub will last you months. If you want to pick some up, head to your local Superdrug store or purchase from the Superdrug website here:

What is your must have moisturiser? Have you tried using oils on your hair and body? Let me know in the comments!


Good afternoon :-) how are you all doing?

My post today involves something I am very passionate about. I am obsessed with home decor. I feel like I am constantly hauling goodies for the home, so I thought it would be a good idea to show you some parts of my home and let you know where I got everything from. I’m usually on a tight budget so most things you will see will more than likely be affordable and I will always be honest and make a point if the quality isn’t up to scratch so you don’t go and buy something that will leave you feeling disappointed.

So many people tell me I have a knack for picking out home decor and decorating, so I hope you like my style and see some things you love and you want to go and buy for yourself. I will leave info below which will tell you where I purchased everything from. I will also leave links to the items if they are still available to buy at this moment in time.


BED FRAME – Argos – Adele Double Bed Frame – Whitewash

DUVET COVER SET – George at Asda – George Home Eden Vintage Patchwork Duvet Range

FAIRY LIGHTS – eBay – 30 warm star indoor fairy lights

WHITE WICKER BASKETS – George at Asda – George Home White Willow Storage Basket and White Willow Storage Trunk

WHITE PHOTO FRAMES – George at Asda – x3 George Home Mini Baroque Photo Frames and George Home White Multipack Frame


CANVASES WITH SEWING THEME – George at Asda – George Home Vintage Sewing Canvas Wall Art 3 pack

WHITE WICKER HEART – Poundstretcher – Vintage Wicker Heart


VINTAGE BIRD CAGE CANDLE HOLDER – Home Bargains – more info here: £3.00 & under must have of the month

WHITE CLOCK – The Range – White Mantel Clock

CANDLES – Primark

I think I managed to tell you about everything you can see in the picture. I would just like to mention that George sometimes don’t have items in stock on their website, but they still have the items for sale in store. So it might be worth popping and having a look if you’re after something. Sometimes they bring back items that have gone out of stock on their website too, so keep your eyes peeled and check back often.

Did you enjoy this blog post? Do you have a similar blog or blog post you think I would enjoy reading? Leave me a link below!


Good afternoon!

Today I am bringing you my thoughts and a few swatches of a recent Rimmel purchase. I have around 6 or 7 Rimmel lipsticks and I think they are some of the best high street lipsticks out there. They are affordable, have so many shades to choose from and always give a finish that doesn’t leave you disappointed. I was putting together a Superdrug order recently when I came across the new Lasting Finish by Kate Nude collection, so I decided to try one out.

At the moment, the Lasting Finish Nude collection has 5 different shades. The shades are named by numbers with 40 being the lightest and 48 being the darkest. I decided to go for 45 as I wanted a slightly darker nude and 43 looked a little too brown toned whereas the 45 had a slight pinkish tint to it that would compliment my light skin tone better.


Rimmel say there is a nude for every girl in these 5 shades. They also promise up to 8 hours of wear! But how did I get on?

First impressions were very good. I loved the packaging. The lipsticks come in a peachy nude plastic case with the Rimmel logo imprinted on the lid and around the center. Like usual with Rimmel, the case is good quality and will look gorgeous on every dressing table out there.

The lipstick itself is delightful. I loved the colour, a deep rose nude with a good amount of pigmentation. The lipstick isn’t completely opaque on first swipe, but does give off a fair amount of colour which looks very natural. You can easily build up the colour without the lipstick becoming cakey if you would like a more intense look.


The formula is nourishing and creamy. It stays on your lips without being uncomfortable or becoming sticky. It is isn’t a matte lipstick, it leaves a slight sheen on the lips. The lipstick lasts me around 2 hours before needing a top up. Sadly it isn’t transfer proof, but I don’t find this a problem really as I find most lipsticks tend to be like that. The lipstick is convenient and easy enough to carry around with you so reapplying isn’t an issue. It would be nicer if it lived up to the 8 hour claim, but I can live with 2 hours.


Rimmel have also released a Nude nail polish collection, so if you’re into your nudes it might be worth checking them out. You can find more information about the lipstick range here: and nail collection here:

Have you tried the Nude by Kate range? What is your ultimate nude lipstick?