The Greatest Showman

A film about the man who invented the circus. A creative man with hopes and dreams. It sounds like it could be pretty cheesy right? And trust me I’m that friend that moans when the girls want to watch a soppy lovey cringey film. But this was something else, I would almost be extra cringey and say it was magical.

It is like nothing else I’ve ever seen before amazing actors, a different story line and the most beautiful songs.

I fell in-love with Zac Efron all over again, I felt like I was watching an adult version of high school musical. I thought any song he sings would be my favourite but Never enough by Loren Allred really did give my goose bumps.

Although the film was completely irrelevant to real life scenario’s I found myself relating the songs and films to my own life choice. The characters in the film each had strong personalities and you fell in love with each character individually.

I found myself driving home singing the playlist. Two weeks later and I’m still singing them in the shower.

Brilliant timing releasing this film just before all the film award programmes are on TV. Watching this space as I’m sure this film will win lots of awards.

Oh if you haven’t watched this film, I suggest you get in your car and go watch it now.

DL x

Body Shop Review๐Ÿ’‹

I am loving the body shop at the moment. I wanted to share with you guys a few of my favourite products.

The Body shop – Frosted berries

This smells like Christmas, feels like Christmas and loves my skin like a Christmas present. As I suffer from skin problems, I have to used sensitive products. This is super gentle ok my skin feels lush to rub in. I rub this on my shoulder, legs and sometimes my arms. And sometimes on my bum cheeks!

Body shop – The oil of life

This is one for your face and actually since I’ve used this people have asked if I have changed foundation because my complexion is glowing. But it’s all down to this. Whole winter is trying to dull my skin this hero is brightening my skin and making it feel very healthy

Body shop – Lip smack

Great lip balm, very good value for money, I put this on every night before bed and every morning and my lips are feeling great. I haven’t had any chapped lips and I feel they are more healthier then usual

The body shop – Tea Tree Range

There are two products I use from this range. The tea tree cleanser which I use one a day switching it up between morning and evening face wash. It smells Devine and really makes me skin feel fresh. I also use the tea tree clay mask once a week and this really is a treat for my skin. It reduced the redness in my skin and also hydrates my skin.

Lastly, I use the facial exfoliator pads from the body shop. I use these twice a week and it takes of all the scabs and dead skin and leaves my skin feeling fresh!!

I hope you liked this review and I would love to know what products you guys are trying!?

DL ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ

Positive changes, to help the world ๐ŸŒŽ

I’m always thinking of little way, to make a big difference to other people life’s. It’s a good feeling helping other people, and I’m sure it’s amazing for other people to be on the receiving end!

Coffee stamp cards โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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all love a coffee stamp card, 9 coffees later and you can finally have a free one! What a great achievement! It's feels amazing right getting something for nothing! Imagine how amazing it would be to give you free coffee to someone who is homeless, who is freezing from sleeping on the road. Why not give it to someone, who has nothing? You will honestly feel ten times more amazing!

Food Banks๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿง๐Ÿก๐Ÿฒ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฅ˜

โ€ขDon
to your local food bank is a great way to help your local community. There are many ways you can donate, you can donate food that you have in your cupboards. Let’s face it, most of us have tins in our cupboards that have been there FOREVER! Pop them in a bag and drop them to your local food bank.

Buy one get one freeโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

โ€ขWe al
a buy one get one free! Even if we went for one item, it’s great because we can use the other item when the first one runs out. However, you could always donate to your local food bank or to a hopeless person. They will
defiantl
preciate it!

Clothes clear out๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘˜

  • Why not sort thought your clothes to declutter your bedroom! Clothes can be donated to local charity shops or again for the homeless. Every time I have a clear out, I donate to different charity shops as I can never decide on which charity is best

Hobbies to fundraising๐Ÿ“šโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • Fundraising doesn’t have to be difficult, in fact it can be fun! I once did a read-a-thon, I read six books in a week and raise over ยฃ100 for charity! I had the best week of reading and I did it for a great cause. That can be the same with anything from baking to jogging, there’s always room for something.

McDonald’s stickers ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿผ

  • Every year McDonald’s do monopoly give aways sometimes you win big and sometimes you won food or drink prizes. For the last couple of years, when I have one a meal prize I have given it to a homeless person. Each time they have been so grateful and commented on how thoughtful I was. Defiantly made me feel good.

Spend time with the Elderly ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ

  • The Elderly can get really lonely and look forward to social interaction. There are a few ways in which you can help. There is a charity called St Vincent to Paul, which is charity which involves volunteers visiting elderly people or helping them with small chores like their food shop! There is a club in Brighton called the casserole club. This charity pairs you up with someone Elderly in your area and you can choose to drop them dinner or have dinner with them. I know a few people that are involved with these charity’s and they say that it is so rewarding.

DL๐Ÿ’‹

Halloween Make up From Revolution

Itโ€™s still early October but Iโ€™m already excited for Halloween. I have no idea what Iโ€™m dressing up as but Iโ€™ve watched plenty of YouTube make up tutorials.

I was inspired by Tammy on Make up Revolution YouTube channel. She used the SFX beauty Pallet, liquid latex, fake blood and dark lipstick. I actually ordered everything she used in the videos!

For this blog I wanted to share with you, my first attempt at using liquid latex, using the layering technique ( with tissue) and fake blood.

How to do it

  1. Apply liquid latex to the skin
  2. Separate tissue, to small thin layers and stick or piece over liquid latex
  3. Apply liquid latex over tissue
  4. Repeat process like 4-6 times
  5. Cut a hole in the โ€œfake woundโ€
  6. Wait to dry and pour fake blood in

How I found it

I actually was impressed at how easy it was to do. It was pretty messy and even after I cleaned the bathroom, I kept spotting fake blood. I think it would be best to practice before doing the real deal, as I learnt that using small bits of tissue and building it up is really key.

Will I use it again

Defo! Canโ€™t wait to use it for Halloween? Just need some outfit suggestions??? Let me know if you have any ideas???

DL ๐Ÿ’‹

๐Ÿ‚October Goals๐Ÿ‚

1. Gym 3x a week – I have been slacking on the gym. I am however joining a new gym, and I’m excited for its convenience, and my friends also goes to this gym.

2. Eat Healthy – I always struggle this time of year as I just want hot food! I’m going to focus on yummy warm soups for lunch.

3. Get organised at work – I want to get organised in my new job. I need a pencil case and folders.

4. Only drink twice – This is for fitness reasons and for productive reasons. I would like to have some productive and fun weekends.

5. Do a October photo shoot! – I wanna get my DSLR out to take some Autumn photos leaves, pumpkins, hot drinks you name it.

Work it girl!

I always find it difficult on where is best to buy my work clothes from. I am an estate agent and always need to look smart at work.

The bases of most of my outfits is to have a couple of pencil skirts and smart trousers and alternate between tops / Shirts and blaisers. I also like to wear work dresses, usually a skater style dress with tights. I swap a change between wearing dolly shoes and work heels. In the winter I always wear heeled boots.

I have put together a couple of outfits that I wear to work:

Dorothy Perkins – Polka dot, Skater dress with white collar

I love this little dress, I wear this with black tights and black heels! I got lots of compliments wearing this dress. It’s very flattering for my figure type.

Boohoo.com – grey long sleeved Peplum Top in their basic range

This cute grey top is super cheap and is in the basic boo hoo Range. It can be slightly see though but I wear a strap too under neath. I match this top with either a black pencil skirt or black smart trousers. For shoes I will either wear black dolly shoes or black heels. So simple and super comfy.

Light knit blue dress from H&M ( Bought last year)

This dress is perfect for all seasons, it’s light enough to wear in summer without tights but also great in the winter with tights.

Striped peplum from Primark

This striped peplum is super cute and again flattering for my figure type! I wear this usually with a black pencil skirt or trousers!

Floral 3/4 length sleeved top from Matalan

This top is really girly and looks really smart. My mum loved this top so much she bought herself one. It looks smart with or without a blaiser.

I hope you enjoy this post! I would love to hear your favourite places to buy work clothes!

DL ๐Ÿ’‹

Boutique of Molly

I discovered Boutique of Molly on Twitter, after noticing lots of of people following the account.

I had a look at their website and fell in love with there dresses and handbags! The clothes are not your usual clothes. They are unusual and fashionable. You feel like you have discovered something that only important people order from. What’s more, the prices are reasonable.

I was approached by the company and asked to pick and try an outfit. I would like to point out at this stage that opinions are my own and this is not a paid ad.

To start start sure I found it difficult to choose, just one outfit that I liked. I finally decided on the “Evie Dress”.

The dress came next day delivery and arrived in the cutest pink packaging!!!

You can feel straight away that the material is good quality. I love the colours, and even though they are different shades of grey.. you can see the contrast between each grey shade.

I defiantly feel I could wear this dress for a smart / Casual occasion. It would be great to wear this for a dinner occasion with a pair of little black heels.

I cannot wait to place my next order! I am loving the handbags and think this may be next order! I perticular like this grey handbag!

I would defiantly recommend having a look, the process from ordering on the pink website, the pink packaging and beautiful clothing makes online shopping a girly treat.

Thank you for reading my review, and I would like to offer you a discount code: DL20

https://www.boutiqueofmolly.com

DL ๐Ÿ’‹

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Th couple next door is a gripping Thriller published in 2016, by an English Teacher called Shari Lapena.

This book is about a married couple, who attend a dinner party next door. They leave their young baby next door due to unforeseen circumstances and decide to check on her every half an hour. When they arrive back home, the baby is gone! This leaves us wondering who has taken her.

From the moment you open the first page, you are sucked into this world of chaos. You are introduced to some bold characters and are unable to work out who is dishonest and who it’s truthful.

This book has a range controversial characters with different backgrounds. Through out the book I was constantly undecided on which characters I liked and which ones I didn’t. At one pointed I actually disliked them all!

A quarter of the way through the book, I was wondering how they would drag this story out to the end. However Each chapter leaves you suspecting a different character and wondering if the baby is alive.

There are a few shocking milestones throughout the book, and I would never have been able to guess the ending.

If you are looking for a book, that every time you put it down you are still thinking about it… then this is the book for you.

I am excited to discover this Author has another book called A Stranger in the house which was published this year and I cannot wait to read this next!

*****

DL ๐Ÿ’‹

Mask Monday – Thermal Detox Mask

Today’s Mask Monday is a thermal Clay Mask by sanctuary spa. This mask is part of their Cleanse Range. It is supposed to remove make up and daily grime and impurities with out drying your skin. The mask is self heating which opens up your pores and the charcoal and Kaolin Clay helps draws our impurities under the skin. All of this, aims to removes excess oil and leave you skin feeling cleansed and fresh.

I’ve used quite a few products by this brand much Favourite moisture facial scrub, it lightly exfoliates my skin as well as moisturising. I also use their gentle polish body scrub which does a similar thing but for my body. Both products are really refreshing for the skin and smell Devine!

I bought a pouch of this product for ยฃ2.99 in Boots. You can buy a full size in boots for ยฃ10.

The first step of using this product is to wash face and leave damp. The product was easy to put on and was slightly messy. I could literally feel the Mask heat up immediately after putting in on my face. It took less then 5 mins to put on. You only leave this mask on for 5 mins, as it can be used a few times a week as your normal skin care routine. The mask does cool down after 1 min of being on your skin. To wash this face mask off, I used a flannel to pull it off. The mask was still a gooey texture and doesn’t dry like most facemasks. My skin After was very red ( so defo so use this mask If you have somewhere to be after). My skin feels very soft and moisturised. I didn’t get the wow factor fresh feeling that I usually get after using a face mask, which was a little disappointing.

I personally wouldn’t invest in the big bottle but I would possible my a pouch again and use it randomly.

I would give this product a *** out of *****.

DL ๐Ÿ’‹

Wedding Guest

Being a wedding guest is actually so stressful! Especially when it’s in a different town. I mean not only have I got plan what to wear, how to do my hair and what shoes to wear; I have to also plan accommodation and transport. Thank goodness, I am not the bride .. I would be a major Bridezilla.

So I’m attending a wedding Mid August as my cousin is getting married. The church ceremony is in Reading and the reception is a half hour drive away in a fancy hotel.

The outfit

Okay, so being a female my first thought is what to I wear. Actually this thought also guided me to another thought, I probably should loose some weight? It’s defiantly helps having a goal, for weight loss. Now I’ve lost the initial weight, I was ready to order my dress 3 weeks before the wedding. I trolled through website after website, I looked in Next, Missguided and New look. Do I go extra, so I go sophisticated, do I go summery.. what if it rains. Eventually ( 2 weeks into looking) I found a light lilac, off the shoulder, sweat heart cut midi dress that I thought could be the one. I ordered it from Boohoo.com and had it delivered the next day. I loved the colour when I opened it, and I tried it on and it fit great! It was maybe even a little to big for me ( which is good because I always order the same dress size on boohoo.com)

The Nails

I had my nails done a few days before the Wedding. I had Almond shaped weddings, with purple Sheelac and Chrome over the top.

The Hair

So the day before the Wedding! I have visit Pretty Please in Hove ( where I get all my blow drys done) They have washed my hair, and pinned it up! I’m to sleep with the pins in, for my hair to bed ready for the BIG day ( My cousins Big day, I’m sound like its mine)

The Accommodation

This was complicated! So the wedding ceremony is in Wedding but the Reception is in a different town. So I have booked the Premier inn, in Reading by the oracle (ยฃ52 a night) for the Friday. Then on Saturday, I’ve book The Bird Hand Inn which is where the reception is! ( so I can get drunk and stumble back to me hotel) and finally I’ve booked the Premier Inn ( again) so that I’m back in Reading as my family live around the corner! NIGHTMARE! But I do think this is the easiest way to do it!

Pre Wedding Eve

It’s the day before the Wedding! Today so far I’ve worked until 1pm, had my hair done and it’s now 3pm. I’m almost finished packing but I’ve taken up 2/3 of the suitcase because I couldn’t decide what make up to bring, so I’ve brought all my pallets! ( not sure where my boyfriend stuff is going to go woooops) I’m waiting for Tony to finish work, so we can get on the road!

On Our Way

4:30pm and we are on our way! There is lots of of traffic, so we are taking the country roads! It takes us a while to get there and we arrive at 6:30pm at the Premier inn by the Oracle in Reading. Time to get ready for some dinner in the hotel, I’m looking a bit crazy with my pinned up hair.

Wedding Day

It’s the Big day ( For Sam and Ashley). We woke up at 8am, and got changed into some comfy clothes for breakfast in the hotel. The breakfast wasn’t that nice, as it was a little greasy for my liking. I enjoyed a Costa Cappuccino and a glass of fresh Orange juice.

Once our bellys were full, it was time for a hot shower and a hour and half to do my make up. For my make up I used my Huda Beauty Rose gold edition for my eye shadow, my Revolution baked bronzing Pallet and my usual make up. I actually did my eye shadow first, as I knew it was going to be quite heavy. Then cleansed my face , before doing the rest of my make up. Once, finished I unpinned my hair and I was ready to go.

My Dress is from Boohoo.com, and it’s a Sweet Heath cut, midi dress. I wore my black scrappy block heels from Primark and my Envelope clutch from New Look.

Once, I was ready ( and took a few selfies) we got in the car to pick up my Auntie Lizzy before driving to the church.

Church Ceremony

The wedding Ceremony started late ( which is typical for a wedding) The Church was beautiful with Tall stained Glass Windows. The church was were my nanny and Grandad for married many many years ago. The Ceremony was lovely and the priest made lots of jokes keeping us entertained throughout.

The Hotel

We checked into the bird in hand Hotel after the Ceremony and freshened up. My dad went in a separate car and managed to sneak KFC into our room! We were all greeted with Pimms and sat outside in the Sunshine. The Hotel was super cute!!!

The Food

Unlike most weddings, the sit down meal was a BBQ!! I Had a hot dog, a burger and lots of salad. I also discovered that the American mustard I had smothered my food in was actually spicy French mustard. The puddings were a miniature selection and were very delicious.

The Toast

I must of been tipsy at this stage because I kept joking that they were going to give us roast, rather then us doing a roast. I realised this wasn’t the case when we were all handed a glass of wine. Lucky my dad and Tony didn’t like there’s, so after I drank there’s too.

The Party

Our tummies were full, our livers were saturated with alcohol and we were ready to boogie. There was lots of R&B tunes for me to dance too.

Bars Closed

At 11pm it was last orders but we were not ready to go to sleep yet. We decided to have an after party. It was the Bride, The Groom, my cousin, their friend, Tony and myself that carried on through. The Hotel told us off for drinking downstairs, so we drank our champaign in the car park. ( classy but fun)

It was safe to say we were all pretty drunk at the wedding. I had consumed Gin, wine and champagne ( I won’t even tell you about my hangover) I thought it was a good idea, to tell everyone to go for a family breakfast at 9am the next day. When i woke up, it didn’t think it was such a good idea.

Overall

It was a great Wedding! So lovely to see my family old ( 13 years I haven’t seen some of them for) that had travelled from America. It was amazing to drink with my cousins, and I’ve actually invited them for a night out in Brighton.