Silver Lining

This time last week it was my birthday! Birthdays are my favourite times of the year. For me I view it as the start of the new year and technically it is! I know so many people who view their birthday as a day to dread, they forget that this is their very own personal new year. I don't know anyone who views new year as negatively as people sometimes view their own birthday. Birthdays are meant to be full of joy, excitement, celebration and cake. Lots of cake. 

I have somewhat of a birthday tradition - my mum and I go shopping! When I was younger clothes shopping was something to be treasured. It wasn't something as a commonplace as it is today - we only ever really went shopping for clothes on birthdays or Christmas. So even though now that I'm older and shopping has become a widespread phenomenon is my family's household - it is still  very magical to me. 

This year we were quite restrained and didn't buy the whole of Oxford St. I am trying not to buy things that will bore me too quickly - instead trying to choose things that I will want to wear forever. I think this jumper counts as one of them. I know I have a gazillion turtleneck jumpers already but this one is different. It may actually be my favourite. No, it is definitely my favourite. The oversized neck, colour and overall slouchy, comfy feel to it just makes it a joy to wear. Kind of thanking the weather for being so out of whack that I can get some good wear out of it before I will have to retire it until the Autumn. The best part - it was on sale. 

If you want to see more of what I bought and also what wonderful people gave me, watch the video below :)

What I'm wearing : Jumper | H&M    Skirt |  UO    Shoes | I Desire The That Will Destroy Me



Striped Culottes

Striped culottes - definitely something I never thought I would type on here or anywhere. These culottes are something I knew I really wanted but also something that stumped me a little. I am unfortunately not blessed with long/lean legs so culottes would normally be my worst nightmare. Somehow these look a huge amount better on than I was expecting and despite my boyfriend's claims that they are clown pants - I love them. Not only are they super comfy but they feel fun to wear. 

Clothes, for me, should be an extension of who you are and how you feel. How I dress is affected by my mood. It is even better when what I wear has an affect on me! I think sometimes people forget that getting dressed in the morning isn't something that is meant to be a chore (unless you have a uniform - in which case, totally a bore.) Too often I hear "I can't wear that" or "that wouldn't suit me" when I know that's exactly what they want to wear. It is crazy to think in this modern age where we have so much freedom that we put these limitations upon ourselves in these small ways.

My little advice for the day is never be afraid to dress how you want to dress - at the end of the day you're going to have to wear something, make it something that brings a little joy into your life! 

What I'm wearing: Hat | Missguided    Jacket | Tripp NYC    Vest | F21    Culottes | Zara    Shoes | Deandri        Rings | Chxrmed + Regal Rose

**Just a little note from my memebox post. Let it be known that I am a fool. I deleted the video files and didn't notice that it didn't render properly. I want to punch my past self in the face. I am going to upload it very soon, so keep an eye out on my youtube for it! Sorry and thank you to those who took the time to watch the botched upload & for notifying me :)



Memebox Valentine's Day #2 Candy For Me

I have been wanting to try a Memebox for the longest time and was overjoyed when my boyfriend got me one for Valentine's Day. Definitely the perfect present :) I'm not a flowers kind of girl - preferring something that lasts and doesn't just sit there and then die in a corner. Sorry.

The whole box is based on candy style products, which I completely love. There's nothing better than smelling like sweet, sweet candy!  So in keeping with trying new things on my blog - here is my review of the Memebox Valentine's Day #2 Candy For Me

First Impressions of the box
The box is super pink and has the memebox logo on the front. The box is a lot smaller than I was expecting but that definitely doesn't detract from the box - for some reason I thought it was going to be huge. Which I am glad it isn't, means that I can store the box without it taking up loads of space!
When you open it up it has a silver lid and a little description of what Memebox is all about :) You also get a product page with photos of everything in the box, what they do and how to use them. So useful as some products don't have any information in English apart from the name.

Shara Shara Berry Berry Cleansing Sherbert 70g Full Size ($14)
The packaging of this product, like everything in this box, is adorable. There's something very childlike about it :) The cleanser smells amazing too, very much like a strawberry yoghurt. The consistency is quite thick on your fingers but feels completely different on your face. It almost feels like an oil and is amazing at getting rid of any residue of make up. I have been using it pretty much every day since it arrived and I love it. It cleanses my face really well and also the scent lasts even after you have dried your face - so good!

Elizavecca Aqua Rising Steam Filler Moisture Cream 100g Full Size ($46)
This item has got to be my favourite packaged item. Maybe ever. It has a pig dressed in a what I take to be a fish suit, looking adorable, with a fiery almost action film style background. I laughed when I took a proper look! Packaging aside, this moisturizer is great. It doesn't smell of much really, has that typical cream smell. It is described as a "gelato cream" and I have to say it really does feel like it. A little bit goes a long way. My skin feels super soft afterwards and I find it to be the perfect pairing with the cleansing sherbert, It even comes with a little gelato spoon to spoon out the cream. 

Rappol Nutritious Bio Ampoule Mask 27ml x3 Full Size ($36)
With this product you get three masks in separate packets. It says it is meant to improve fine lines, maximize brightness and even out complexion - it contains the secret to Cleopatra's legendary beauty!! When you open up the mask, there is a face sized sheet that you place on your face. My boyfriend and I had a good laugh at what I looked like (if you want to see what it looks like on see here.) You place it on your face for 10-20 mins, take it off and then rub any excess product in. This was a very relaxing 20 mins and when I took it off my skin felt completely refreshed. It also had a lovely cooling effect on the skin.

Lassie'el Kiwi Brightening Yogurt Mask Massage Mask 12g x4 Full Size ($6)
This one I haven't tried out yet as I recently put on the last mask and wanted to give my skin a few days before doing another mask. However I'm curious to find out which one I will like more as this one is significantly cheaper than the other. It comes in ridiculously cute yogurt shaped pots and there is four of them in the plastic little box. On the description page it mentions that kiwi and yogurt flavours are extremely popular - especially in gift boxes on Valentine's Day, so cute!

Etude Sweet Recipe Candy Stick 2g Full Size ($5) 
I was so excited that they had included a Etude House item. I have been wanting to try out their stuff for ages and this stick didn't disappoint. You get sent this one in a random flavour - mine was in Oh! Orange Candy. It has a very orange tint to it and it smells lovely too. The packaging is adorable and modeled after a candy cane :) I can't wait to try other products from Etude House now. 

Overall Impression
The box cost around $20 with $10.99 shipping - which comes to around £18. This box is definitely good value for money. I wasn't disappointed by any aspect of the box and it certainly lived up to the hype for me. I was impressed I have ordered another box :) which I'll review again once it has arrived! The only thing I will say is that the boxes sell out really quickly on the website and not everything is global. 

See me speak about the box below :)

This isn't my usual kind of post, so I would love some feedback! Please let me know if this is something you like and would like to see more of :)

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