January Favourites♥

Hi darlings!!♥

Happy SATURDAY!! I cannot EVEN TELL YOU how excited I am that it is the weekend! I have felt SO tired this whole week.. and just wanted a few days to relax and do NOTHING.. (well … besides blogging :P). I went to bed SO early yesterday (for me anyway).. and woke up this morning feeling SO MUCH BETTER!! I had nothing planned for today .. so I just did some laundry, cleaned my car.. and now I AM BLOGGING WOOP! ALSO … we have had quite a bit of snow where I am! You guys know how much I LOVE winter.. but I really want it to be spring ASAP!

So loves…my week has consisted of working.. and also ATTENDING MY FIRST EVER BLOGGING EVENT! I was invited to the Neal’s Yard store in Leeds Victoria Quarter (the VERY FANCY shopping side of Leeds)… and I cannot even tell you how excited I was!!! Let me tell you .. as soon as I walked into the store.. it smelt ABSOLUTELY DIVINE (I found that this was thanks to the steam diffuser.. as the girl there explained to me .. I am SO sorry I never got her name!!). Anyway … It was such a lovely experience for my first event as there were not many bloggers there, so I didn’t feel overwhelmed. Sunayah (the girl that invited me) was SO friendly and really knew her stuff! I had a browse of the store, a chat with the bloggers, AND A FABULOUS HAND MASSAGE AFTER! The girls then gifted us with a goody bag containing lots of organic goodies.. AND a sample of their white tea mask (which I have tried and absolutely LOVED!).

Let me give you a little bit of information on Neal’s Yard products – they specialize in completely natural, organic skincare products and have a range of products for every single skin type out there! They also have a range of supplements AND herbal remedies… as well as a special range of items for mummy and baby!! I never really looked much into organic products before, but after having a good look around the Neal’s Yard store, I have a few items I desperately want to pick up, including THIS orange facial wash, the full size version of the White Tea mask, as well as the Honey and Orange scrub!!

So angels… I would HIGHLY recommend checking Neal’s Yard out … they are definitely a more luxury brand, but if you are looking to invest a little more into your skin (like me!!), then you will LOVE THEM!!

Check their site out HERE♥

Anyways …. lets get on with this post!! First things first.. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT IS THE END OF JANUARY! I don’t think my brain can quite register that it is February next week. I hope you have all had an amazing month though darlings?

Lets see what I have been loving this month ey?

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Lush♥

Ohhh what a surprise.. it’s Lush! I think Lush is a favourite of mine every month to be fair .. I am yet to buy anything from their Valentines range.. but it is definitely high on my list!! The bath bomb above is The Experimenter, and it is a FAVE of mine as I just ADORE looking at it, and it makes my room smell AMAZING (JUST LOOK AT ALL THE COLOURS!!).. It definitely would cheer me up when the weather was dull outside… OK HOW SAD DO I SOUND THAT A BATH BOMB MAKES ME HAPPY?!

Nivea Lip Butter in Macadamia & Vanilla♥

This little angel of a product is what has stopped me from having chapped lips in January .. BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS THAT RIGHT GIRLIES? This has definitely been my go to lip product.. I have stopped using Vaseline as it is SO much greasier (ew I hate that word!) than the Nivea lip balm! I absolutely LOVE the scent of this one too!!!

Make Up Revolution’s Highlighter in Golden Lights♥

OH MY WORD LOVELIES… This highlighter is just SO GORGEOUS. I have been such a huge lover of MUR’s products.. and as soon as I saw the highlighter.. I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT. Not to mention… its 3 POUNDS! It gives your cheeks the most gorgeous sheen EVER!! I recommend it highly for those who are just starting to use highlighter.. it is SO easy to use (I am still a newbie and cannot get enough of it!!).

My Diary♥

This diary from Paperchase has been an absolute LIFE SAVER this month .. it has helped keep me organized AND is the perfect size for my handbag!! My lovely bloggers… if you don’t already, GET YOURSELF A DIARY NOW!!

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Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Concealer♥

THIS baby has helped me look SO awake in the mornings this month! I cannot believe I have gone without it for SO long… it is just SO easy to apply, lasts all day, and is SUPER cheap. You can actually see my full review HERE!

Maybelline Super Stay 24H Setting Spray♥

THIS. Oh my… it has been the BEST product I have used this whole month. I am such a massive lover of setting sprays … and this Maybelline one is SO AMAZING. Although my Estee Lauder foundation has fabulous staying power.. I still have an oily T-Zone when I come home :(. Since I have been using this setting spray.. I have noticed that my makeup looks ALMOST as good as when I left in the morning (let’s be honest, I have my make-up on from 7AM to 6PM – NO product will keep it looking EXACTLY the same for that long!). This product has become a MUST for me every morning.. it definitely has helped my make up stay put AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.. I don’t have the awful shininess I used to get! My make up also just feels “in place”, and not tacky, if that makes sense?? Quick Tip – I have read quite a few reviews from people saying this left white spots over their face.. I have NEVER experienced this .. I give it a good shake before I put it on.. maybe this has helped?

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Pom Pom Key-ring from LYDC*♥

I ADORE this pom pom … whichever bag I am using for the day .. I ALWAYS swap my little pom pom key-ring onto it! My bags feel BARE without it! It is SUCH a adorable accessory to have!!

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Doll White Teeth Whitening Strips*♥

I was lucky enough to receive these from Doll White.. and can honestly say THEY ARE AMAZING!! Having white teeth is SO important to me.. so when I received these I was SO excited to try them!! I have almost used them for the full seven days .. and have noticed a definite difference in my teeth! I also LOVE the fact that they are peroxide free.. so I didn’t notice that awful, sensitive feeling in my teeth after using them! They also left my mouth feeling so minty afterwards (YAY!!). I highly recommend them lovelies.. and know these will definitely be my choice of whitening strips in future!

LYDC Iridescent Purse*♥

I have had SO many compliments from people when I pull this little purse out.. and I can see why! It is the perfect size to fit in all my bags, and has become my little life saver (as I now store all my everyday make-up essentials/girly products in there!!).

MAC’s Creme Cup♥

I recently re-discovered this lipstick in my collection – I know I will have to put my dark lipsticks away soon *cries* (Ok.. I probably will STILL wear dark lipsticks ha!.. but I think lighter colours are suitable for the coming spring months!). I forgot how much I LOVE Mac lipsticks .. Creme Cup is a gorgeous, pinky nude colour, and is also a creamsheen formula. I have LOVED it this month.. and also know I will wear it SO much in the next few months!

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Magnitone BareFaced Face Brush*♥

I had to feature this in my January favourites.. I may have only been using it for a week.. but OH MY GOSH GUYS.. I have noticed SUCH a difference straight away! It is SO easy and quick to use, makes me skin feel SO soft AND polished. No joke loves.. I literally feel like I have had a facial every time I use it. In fact.. I love it THAT MUCH .. I will be doing a WHOLE post on it (Yayy!!!)… so make sure you stay tuned for that lovelies!!

Magnitone Bix

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WOW.. Now that was A LOT of favourites this month!! It has definitely been a BUSY month.. both blogging wise and in my life! I got my marriage registered, went to my first blogger event, worked with some amazing brands/people…. I honestly CANNOT wait for February. I am actually going to ANOTHER blogging event in February .. this one is in LONDON (eeeeeek!!!).. I am LITERALLY SO EXCITED! I also have some time off work.. so am excited for that!! 

Right loves… hope you have a fabulous Saturday evening… I think I am just having a chilled one at home, catching up on blogs and emails (as you do :P). Are you getting up to anything fun? Let me know how your week has been! I will see you in my next post loves!

LOTS OF LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU ALL!

Saira

xo

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*Items have been gifted to me. This does not affect my opinions
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Valentines Ideas Ft. Baker Days♥

Hi lovelies!!♥

Have you all had a fab week so far? I have enjoyed mine .. but let me tell you loves.. I have been SO TIRED!! I am not sure if this is because I am getting up slightly earlier for work, or if it is because I am coming down with something! I have had the WORST sore throat for a few days now that just doesn’t want to budge (grrrrr!!).. as well as an awful post nasal drip.. I feel like I should have a full on cold right now.. but for some reason the symptoms are just DRAGGING on.. I WISH they would hurry up so that I can get better ASAP!!!

Anyway .. lets put aside the fact that I am poorly (even though all I want right now is cuddles and chocolate)… and talk about a VERY special package I received last week!

I was contacted by the LOVELY Emma over at Baker Days.. Now if you are obsessed with Twitter (like yours truly over here :P).. I am sure you would have come across them! They are an online personalized cake delivery service (when I say personalized.. I mean it .. THERE ARE SO MANY VARIATIONS!!).. and they deliver to literally EVERYWHERE in the UK (and worldwide too!!). You guys know how much I love cakes/cupcakes/baking in general.. so to feature something like this in my blog was SO exciting!!

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The thing that really drew me to Baker Days was that they had a cake THAT WOULD FIT THROUGH YOUR LETTERBOX. Oh yes lovelies.. you read that right! I know it sounds absolutely CRAZY … but read on loves and I will tell you all about my experience 🙂

Ok .. so when I first got the email, I checked out their website .. and I was so surprised as to how many different designs they had! There are ones for birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, baby showers.. and especially perfect for this time of year.. VALENTINES CAKES! I can guarantee that you will find a cake for WHATEVER occasion you need! I know I am one who thinks cakes just COMPLETE an occasion.. and to have one that is personalized for that special person is just FAB!

So .. obviously with it being Valentines soon, I thought I would pick one for that… I literally found the MOST PERFECT ONE.. I am such a lover of cute, quirky things, and when I saw this Nutella inspired design .. I HAD TO HAVE IT!! I also personalized it by asking to have hubby’s name on it! And guess what loves.. it doesn’t just come in standard vanilla sponge … YOU CAN GET CHOCOLATE CHIP/FRUIT TOO! For those that need it, they also have a gluten/dairy free option! I love the fact that you can also order larger cakes, and have the option to add a balloon .. imagine what a WONDERFUL surprise it would be having that turning up on your doorstep (ahem.. hint hint :P).

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After ordering.. I GOT THE CAKE WITHIN 2 DAYS!! For all those last minute people, Baker Days also offer next day delivery (You can have a peek on their website for details on delivery information!). Now I know what most of you are thinking .. how can a cake delivered through your letterbox not get squashed/ruined etc.. trust me I thought exactly the same thing!! BUT MY CAKE ARRIVED IN PERFECT CONDITION!! Baker Days have some sort of magical touch (or just extremely good packaging) where the cakes stay in perfect condition through it’s journey to you!!

I love the fact that it is stored in an adorable tin, along with some Loveheart sweets and a card! As soon as I opened the tin .. I knew straight away it was fresh because I could just smell the chocolatey goodness! I wanted to dig right in .. but of course being a blogger.. I had to take some pictures first!! I CANNOT GET OVER HOW CUTE IT IS!!!! I knew it would hurt me a little bit when I would have to cut it!

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So loves.. after all my pictures were taken, it was time to cut the cake and have a taste! Should I be completely honest? I wasn’t expecting the cake to be anything special… BUT.. when I had the first slice.. OH MY WORD… I was SO pleasantly surprised!! The cake was SO YUMMY, I could tell it was fresh AND that so much care had been put into making it. I LOVED the chocolate chips.. which almost made it taste like a huge muffin/cookie. I almost want to send every single one of my friends/family members a Bakers Day cake through their letterbox.. I just LOVE the idea.. and was SO HAPPY that the cake itself was SO TASTY!

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I literally cannot recommend Baker Days enough .. the whole delivery process was just so quick, and the cake arrived in the most perfect condition. I also just ADORE the concept of getting a cake through your letterbox .. it is just GENIUS!

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Make sure you check out their website loves… I can guarantee you will LOVE them just as much as me!! They will be such a fantastic gift idea for Valentines day (only 2 weeks to go until then!).. and would be a lovely change to the standard flowers/chocolates!

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Follow them on Twitter & Facebook♥ 

I hope you check them out .. make sure to let me know if you do!! I love little gifts that you can get through the letterbox.. I am such a huge fan of Graze Boxes.. so know I will be SO obsessed with ordering these and having them being posted to my friends on special occasions!!

Right angels .. I really hope you liked this review!!! I would only EVER recommend you guys something that I absolutely LOVE myself… and I know 100% I will order from Baker Days again… so of course why would I not tell my lovely readers about it too??

I think that is me done for this post… I really want to make it my aim that I get as MUCH sleep as possible this weekend.. but I am sure you all know my mindset on weekends.. “Up early to get AS MUCH DONE AS POSSIBLE!”… Oh dear.. what am I like!? ANYWAYS .. I will stop babbling on and let you darlings get on with your evening.. HAVE AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS ONE.. and guess what loves.. IT’S ALMOST THE WEEKEND WOOOP WOOP!!

I will see you in my next post loves! CANNOT WAIT!!!!!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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Tips:Charity Shop Shopping♥

Hi lovelies!!!♥

I CANNOT EVEN TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THIS POST! I am literally shaking… I LOVE shopping in charity shops SO much!! BUT before I go onto anything… I want a quick update with you all, OK?

Have you all had a wonderful weekend? What have you been up to? As mentioned in my previous posts.. we went down to Coventry on Saturday as hubby had a hospital appointment.. we then went for some steak and then came home! I managed to take some outfit photos (Yayy!!!).. which obviously I cannot WAIT to show you.. as well as picking up some AMAZING bits from.. yep you guessed it … A CHARITY SHOP!!! I will either do a separate haul showing you these or show you in an outfit post (let me know what you guys would prefer!!). Sunday was just a day spent in my PJ’s taking blog photos (I have been practicing taking flat lays!!), doing my laundry/ironing and catching up on blogs! I think I am also coming down with a cold (nooooo!!).

So.. should we actually get on with this post?!

NOW… Charity shops.. I know what many people think … they are shops with clothes only our grandmas would wear, or just tatty bits and pieces that nobody else wants! Well lovelies let me tell you.. that is SO WRONG!! Trust me… they are absolutely NOTHING like this… set aside a day for shopping.. take note of these tips.. and HAVE A SUCCESSFUL CHARITY SHOP SHOPPING TRIP♥

Find a good shopping place♥

Now.. by this I mean find some charity shops grouped together. Sometimes, there is just one charity shop, then the other is on the other side of town… NOT what we are wanting angels! It is best to go where there are a good 4-5 within walking distance.. this means you can have a good variety of shops to go around.. Yayy!!

Find a good “area”♥

Unfortunately, I do not like to admit this.. but I have found that slightly “wealthier” towns have better stock in their charity shops… Now I am from a town in Yorkshire.. and the charity shops in my city centre are not always very good.. however if I travel 15 minutes out to a quieter village.. I can always guarantee I will find some GEMS!! I am from Yorkshire… so if any of you are also Yorkshire lasses.. try giving towns like Skipton, Halifax, York and Harrogate a look for charity shops… they are AMAZING!!! HOWEVER… do not completely rule out your local charity shops… I have found charity shops in cities are A LOT cheaper and you can (on most occasions) find something special!

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Don’t stick to your own size/gender♥

I cannot stress this enough … if you only stick to your size rail.. YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON SO MUCH!! I usually wear a size 8.. but I always raid ALL the sizes, AND THE MENS RAILS hehe!!! Trust me lovelies.. you can find some AMAZING jumpers/t-shirts (depending on the season!) in the men’s section! Also.. I have bought so many tops/knitted cardigans/jumpers that are a few sizes up.. and had NO problem styling them!

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Take your time♥

Now lovelies.. do bear in mind you will not like EVERYTHING you see.. a lot of it will be weird looking/unflattering bits.. but this is why it is important to TAKE YOUR TIME! Spend as long as you need looking through all the rails.. and I assure you.. you WILL find something special!! I find it best when I go shopping alone for this.. because I know whoever comes with me will get SO fed up, ha!!

Visit frequently♥

Don’t be disheartened if you don’t find anything on one trip, and don’t give up loves. TRUST me… I worked voluntarily in a charity shop for a few months and THEY GET NEW STOCK EVERY DAY! Also.. make sure to have a SPECIAL trip before/after Christmas/New Year, and at the beginning and end of seasons, as this is the time when many people have clear outs! Remember the old (and very cheesy line).. one GIRL’S trash is another GIRL’S treasure (I know the saying is “man”.. but the majority of us are girls here, right loves?).

Don’t spend too much♥

This may be quite a weird point to have .. but I think it is an important thing to remember. Sure, there may be something from Topshop, but if it has a tag of £20… I would probably leave it .. make sure to remember that at the end of the day .. it is second hand! If you think you could pick something up from a “normal” store for the same cost.. it is best to leave it! My general rule is to NOT purchase anything over £8.. although most of the things I purchase are between £1-£6!

Take a look at the homeware/bric-a-brac too♥

It is not all about the clothes lovelies.. make sure to have a peek at their homeware section! I personally think it is heaven for us bloggers… They have everything… cute props, dishes, fairy lights and candles.. AND it is all SUPER CHEAP!! I once also picked up a Yankee Candle in Snowflake Cookie for £5 (!!!!). Also.. if you LOVE DIY’s (like me!!)… don’t be afraid to get creative with what you find. I have spray painted glass jars/photo frames (I will show you below!).. you really can find some amazing bits and then make them your own! BE CREATIVE!

Now .. a few DON’TS…

DON’T – Purchase shoes… it is very rare that you will find a good pair of shoes that will fit you in a charity shop.. also.. I don’t think I am completely comfortable with wearing someone else’s shoes. Clothes.. yes I can handle as I get all mine dry cleaned before wearing.. but shoes.. I don’t think I could go ahead with it!

DON’T – Buy plain tops … you can probably pick brand new ones up in Primark/H&M for the same price (if not slightly more).. it is just NOT worth it lovelies! Stick to buying special, one of a kind pieces!

DON’T – Rush… if you rush, you will probably just flick through the first few rails and give up. You will not find ANYTHING like this lovelies.. TAKE YOUR TIME AND YOU WILL ENJOY IT SO MUCH MORE!

DON’T – Go into a shop that has a weird “smell” .. this sounds GROSS.. but if you notice a weird smell in a charity shop, it is best to AVOID it! All charity shops SHOULD steam their clothes before putting them out (we used to do this in the shop I worked in.. and anything with the slightest stain would NEVER go out)… but I am not sure if all shops follow this. You will know a bad charity shop from a good one.. my FAVES to go into are The British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Mind and Barnardos … although I ALWAYS love finding new ones!

NOW ARE YOU READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING BIT LOVELIES! Time to see some of my FAVE things that I have picked up from charity shops! Yayy!!!

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Remember I mentioned you could get creative? You see the white photo frame? It was the most HIDEOUS brown colour ever.. and all I did was spray paint it white, and added some glitter paper on the inside! Now.. I use it as a tray to hold all my daily beauty products! WIN!!

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I literally cannot get over how GORGEOUS the vintage handheld mirror is! It came in a set with a matching hairbrush and comb! AND it cost me a whole £1 for the whole set! Wooop!! 😀

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This STUNNING light blue bag (a whole 50p!), and this beautiful knitted jumper, originally from Forever 21.. AND it was only £2.50! These will both me SO PERFECT for springtime!! SAM_3404SAM_3405SAM_3412

Just look at how stunning this cable knit, mustard colour jumper is. I picked it up for £2, and wore it SO much during autumn! You can actually see it styled HERE loves! Also.. the vintage floral scarf was only 10p!!!! I used to tie it to all my handbags, as well as flinging it round my neck for a quick quirky look to my outfits!SAM_3415

So angels … there we have it! Some helpful tips for you to hopefully bear in mind next time you stop by some charity shops! TRUST ME… if you follow these, you WILL find something you love! Make sure to let me know if you have a successful trip!!

That is all for today lovelies.. I REALLY hope you enjoyed it, and found this post helpful!! LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU ALL.. you are all just AMAZING!! I will see you in my next one darlings!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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HAUL:Kittens & Corduroy Skirts♥

Hiya lovelies!!!!

ITS THE WEEKEND!! I am SO chuffed that it finally is … It is Saturday morning right now and we will be setting off to Coventry soon (so no lie ins for me hehe!).

How has my week at work been ey? Well.. as usual VERY busy… on Friday I actaully had a whole day of Google training for work, which was SO informative.. my aim is to make my emails/calendar SUPER organised .. I know this will come in SO HANDY with blogging, when you have SO MANY emails to keep up with!! Speaking of blogging .. I WILL BE GOING TO MY FIRST EVER BLOGGING EVENT SOON! HOW exciting guys?!! I will be sure to blog ALL about it once I have been lovelies!!! Ok – how many times did I just say “blog” then (ha!).

So lovelies .. last weekend I went to the shops and picked up quite a few bargains… I actually bought 4 bits of clothing for £20 (eeeeeek!!!).. are you proud of my savvy shopping girlies?! I originally didn’t plan on buying anything .. but the little town I went to has SO many charity shops.. so I couldn’t resist a little browse (BTW … charity shopping tips coming up NEXT!!). I also then popped into Select.. who still had SO many clothes in their winter sales.. so of course.. I had to have a look right?

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If you caught my last outfit post (if you didn’t .. you can check it out HERE loves), you would have seen my ADORABLE cat jumper from A CHARITY SHOP!!! I also picked up a few other things… have a peek below…..

So…. first things .. my BARGAINS from Select..

Strip Top

Firstly, we have this ADORABLE stripy top from Select. I am SUCH a fan of stripy tops.. and I LOVE the fact that this has beautiful crochet detailing at the bottom! It is a lovely thin, knitted style, not like the majority of woolly jumpers I have at the moment.. so it will be perfect for the coming spring months (Ohh yess darlings.. it is spring soon!). I picked it up for £6.99!!

Now .. I am the type of girl who likes to buy a complete outfit .. I can spend SO long in a shop matching up different things to find the perfect outfit! I think this is why I LOVE shopping alone.. as whoever comes with me ends up getting SO FED UP because I am SO indecisive ha! Is anybody else the same? (please say so!). So.. to go with the stripy top, I picked up this adorable corduroy skirt (you guys know I LOVE textures in my outfits :P). I LOVED it so much .. it was an absolute BARGAIN at £5.99 ..I also found the link HERE if you fancy picking it up!! It is an a-line style (which is quite different to what I normally pick up!!).. I also ADORE the colour .. don’t worry angels.. all the pieces I bought will be featured in OOTD’S soon so you WILL see how they look on!!

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Right .. onto my CHARITY SHOP purchases.. of course my favourite was the kitty jumper! I had SO many amazing comments about this jumper.. which made me smile so much!! I DO LOVE YOU ALL! To see how I styled this… you can check out my OOTD! Oh.. it was also only £3 (!!!!).

Kitty Jumper

I also picked up the adorable black lace top (it was SO hard to get a decent picture .. I will show it in an OOTD!!). It is a loose, flowy, quite bohemian top – I LOVE tops like this to wear with patterned/coloured trousers… and I can also smarten it up with a blazer and wear it to work! It has GORGEOUS detailing on the back.. which I cannot wait to show you in an outfit post!

So moving on to the only beauty item I purchased (well .. besides deodorant :P).. a highlighter from Make Up Revolution. I LOVE this brand so much … and after spotting their highlighter, I knew I could not leave Superdrug without it (did I mention it was £3???!!!). I could not WAIT to use it.. and actually applied some onto my cheekbones with my fingers in the car (AFTER I took some photos of it though ha!). It has gold glitter flecks in it, but NOT chunks of glitter.. it just  gives such a gorgeous glow to my skin!

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So my lovelies.. these were my purchases for the day!! I was SO happy with them all.. and cannot WAIT to feature these in my outfit posts!

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Also angels… I received an exciting package in the post.. after taking part in the Bloggers Hangout Twitter chat… I was lucky enough to be sent the Slendertoxtea 14 Day Detox! With it being the new year.. I REALLY have wanted to get back into clean eating and just having a right good detox .. so I will be starting this 14 day detox today .. and will also let you know how I get on!! I did a teatox last year.. and I found it helped SO much with bloating!! Make sure to stay tuned with my blog to see my journey through the detox!

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So my loves.. that is my haul from last week! I am actually going to Coventry now as my husband has an appointment with a knee specialist (if you have read my blog for a while, you will know that we took a trip last year to the same hospital too.. you can have a peek of our day HERE). My next post will be my CHARITY SHOP SHOPPING TIPS .. I am actually SO excited for this post angels!! I have had so many of you commenting saying you would love to see that post … this makes me SO exiting and happy to put it up!! Yay!!!!

Right lovelies.. I will see you in my next one!! Woop!!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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I found a BEAUTY at Topshop..♥

Hi my angels!

Hope you have had an amazing start to the week! I just want to take this opportunity to thank all my amazing followers… I recently hit 200 on my blog and I am just SO CHUFFED … HILLO to all my new followers and I hope you enjoy my blog! You really are the reason I LOVE blogging and aim to make my blog the best it can possibly be! I have been so overwhelmed with all the opportunities I have been given thanks to my blog… and cannot even thank you all enough! You are angels – the lot of you!

So … I have an outfit of the day (YAY!!!)…. WHO ELSE HAS MISSED THESE (I know I have!). It is featuring a beauty I picked up in the sales from Topshop AND a little gem that I got from a charity shop! I will feature all of the new things I picked up in my next blog post which will be a haul! Hope you stay tuned for that lovelies!

Right… lets have a peek at the outfit!♥

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(Grrr car got in my picture!… I suppose that is what I get for living near a main road ey!).

I cannot even tell you guys how long I have wanted a black faux fur gilet! You will know if you follow my blog how much I LOVE my cream gilet that I have.. and I definitely wore it TOO MUCH! It was such a staple for me this winter.. and I knew as soon as I saw this baby in the Topshop sale I HAD TO HAVE IT! I spotted it on a quick shopping trip and could not resist picking it up! It was £30 down from £65… so was a right little bargain! I have not stopped wearing it since picking it up!

I think it is still available on the Topshop site.. so make sure to check it out!

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Can we just appreciate how ADORABLE my kitten jumper is! The fact that I picked it up for £3 in a charity shop just makes it BETTER! It was originally from New Look AND still had the tag on. I will be doing a post on some tips for shopping in charity shops too.. so I hope you are looking forward to that my loves!

You have seen these adorable jeggings from H&M in my previous OOTD’s… they are SO unbelievably comfortable too! Of course, I rocked my GO TO black boots from Primark.. will I ever get enough of these? I think NOT hehe! I finished the look of with a black hijab and Rimmel 107 on my lips (you guys know this is the norm for me now!!).

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I felt SO comfortable all day .. this type of outfit has been my STAPLE for the past few weeks.. a cute jumper, gilet & some comfy jeggings! Do you girlies have a staple outfit you can always rely on? Let me know!

Also .. loving my bag from LYDC*! If you fancy seeing what I keep in it everyday (and a sneaky 10% off code) .. make sure to check out my What’s In My Bag post!

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There we have it lovelies!! I hope you loved this outfit just as much as me! Also.. let me know if you have ever picked up any gems from charity shops!

So sweeties …. should we have a catch up? My week has of course been spent at work… which as usual as been very busy (but I LOVE it).. I LOVE having a job that keeps me busy and with something to do all the time. I have also just been arranging getting my name changed everywhere after getting married .. which can I just say is CRAZY! I don’t think you actually realize how many places you have to change your details ha!

I am also planning some exciting posts for the next few weeks on my blog.. I did set a schedule, but I cannot say I have stuck to this hehe! I think it is so much more FUN to just blog about what I want and on days I want to… I still plan what posts I will be putting up during the week.. that way I am not stuck on what to post! Do you guys have a blogging schedule that you stick to? Or do you just prefer to go with the flow?

So darlings.. I hope you enjoyed this post! I am slowly growing a collection of kitten printed clothes … do I dare purchase a pair of leggings with kittens on them? Oooooh I think  I would have to be quite brave to do that hehe!

Have a fabulous week angels .. and I will see you in my next post!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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What’s In My Bag♥

Hiya lovelies!♥

Who caught some snow over the weekend? I DID! I LOVE the snow so so much .. and it has not snowed enough for the past few years… BUT IT DID YESTERDAY! I just LOVE how beautiful it looks too .. I didn’t even mind cleaning the snow off my car this morning hehe! I am just SO excited to play in it too (wow I sound like a child ha!)… Do any of you love/hate the snow? My only concern is driving to work tomorrow.. we saw so many cars skidding down our street yesterday (I live on a MASSIVE hill guys .. it may as well be a mountain!).. BUT the gritters have been so my street (and the main roads) are looking clear.. so fingers crossed I will be fine!

Right angels… as you can see by the title …THIS IS MY WHAT’S IN MY BAG POST! These are my FAVOURITE video to watch/post to read.. I have no idea what is so intriguing about knowing what is in someone else’s bag.. but I just LOVE THEM! I feel like you can tell so much about a person from the contents of their bag.. and it is quite fun to get a little insight into their life (so basically just being nosy hehe!). So… should we see what I keep in mine?

Firstly.. my bag itself.. I use this for the weekends, as I have a separate bag for work.. but the contents remain more or less them same! The bag is from LYDC London*.. and is absolutely stunning! It is big enough to hold all my stuff… yet does not look like a suitcase! I love the fact that it can be flung over my shoulder.. I find these bags so much easier to use, especially on weekends! HOW CUTE IS MY LITTLE FLUFF BALL! I have seen these everywhere, and I think it is the cutest addition to any bag … I was actually kindly sent this from LYDC too… they have SO many different colours, so you can pick one up that matches (or completely clashes) with your bag! Also.. don’t forget you can still get 10% off using my code “SAIRA10”!

LYDC Bag

Quick overview of everything…. I didn’t realize how much stuff there actually was! What can I say loves.. I like to be prepared 😛 Oh.. I also just realized I didn’t get a separate picture of my purse… but that is obviously an essential too… and is in the picture below!

Overview

My little (?!) collection of medicines!♥

Health Products

I don’t even know if some of you think having this is my handbag is normal or COMPLETELY BONKERS. I have a wonderful collection of pain relief, indigestion, cold/flu AND allergy tablets. I also have a few throat lozenges, plasters and an inhaler (which is my husbands). Am I normal guys, or is this too much (eeeek!)… I just like knowing that if anyone came down with a headache, a sudden cold or an allergy attack, I COULD SAVE THE DAY (or just make them feel better for a few hours ha!). Tissues are pretty normal… but I am not sure many people keep a toothbrush/toothpaste in their bag. No I am not a filthy person who doesn’t brush her teeth in the morning so has to carry it in her bag.. I just like having it for when we have been out for dinner, and I want to feel refreshed!

My Diary (and plenty of colourful pens)!

Diary

Ahhh my beloved diary … I purposely got a smaller diary this year as I wanted it to fit in my bag easily. This just lives in my bag and I update it with relevant things/notes during the day. I also LOVE being colour co-ordinated, so HAVE to carry around my pens with me .. you will NEVER find any black ink in my diary! Colours just make my day better (although I can’t say the same about colours for my clothes muaha!). 

FOOD!

Food

Water is ESSENTIAL in my bag.. I definitely know when I have not had enough water.. so I make sure there is always a full bottle in my bag! It makes it weigh an absolute TONNE.. but it has to have its place! I also keep a few (naughty and good) snacks in my bag. I always chuck in an apple, and sometimes some chopped berries in a tub! I also have a few treats .. this Hersheys Candy Cane chocolate is AMAZING!! I had SUCH an obsession with ANYTHING peppermint flavoured over the Christmas period.. and just LOVE having a little nibble of this every now and again. I also LOVE sour sweets SO SO MUCH …so like having the fizzy cola bottles in my bag to snack on :P.

Beauty Products

Beauty Products

I like having my beauty products in one pouch, so I am not rooting around in my bag for a lipstick/mirror.. I only started doing this recently and it saves SO MUCH TIMES GUYS.. If you don’t already have them, buy a few small pouches to keep all your little bits in! It avoids you losing anything too! I also have a small body spray from Avon in the scent “Vanilla & Sandalwood” .. it is a lovely, sweet scent that is light, so is nice for a quick refresh! The bottle is also light and is the perfect size for your handbag!

Make up

Lipsticks

Ok.. this is the contents of the little cherry pouch (which was a bargain at 10p from a boot sale!).. as you can see I have lovely range of lip products! I am not the type of person to top up her make up during the day ( I rarely feel I have to!).. the only thing I ever have to re-apply is lipstick!

The ones I have are:

Clinique Cherry Pop (free from Glamour)

Rimmel by Kate Moss 01

Mac Creme Cup

Maybelline Moisture Renew Dark Night Water-Oops

Nivea Lip Butter & Vaseline Lip Balm

I also have a random red nail polish (I can’t even remember why that is in there), some oil blotting sheets, a mirror, hand cream, a pin and hair bobble!

Girl Products

Girl Products

I use this adorable iridescent pouch (from LYDC*) to hold my “girly” products.. and some additional bits like tissues/wipes/pain killers etc! Just thought I would give you a sneak peak.. I don’t really think I have to go in additional detail! I do think that every girl needs a pouch like this in her school/work bag..it really will come in handy for any unexpected moments.. for you AND other girlies out there!

Electronic Bits & Pieces!

Phone

Last BUT NOT LEAST… is my phone! Of course this is essential .. It helps me stay up to date with family/friends/blogging babes/emails/work etc! Loving the pineapple case too (Thanks Coconut Lane… psssssst 20% OFF THE SITE USING “gliterglass20”)! I also NEED my car charger, and an additional external charger (one of those that you charge up at home then can use it to charge your phone when you are out). Obviously loves.. being a blogger, you use your phone probably more than a normal person should.. and we all know our phones do not have the best battery life when we are on Twitter 24/7.. so both of these chargers are a MUST HAVE in my bag.. and never leave it!

WOW…. that is quite a lot of stuff ey! Should we see if it all fits in my bag guys?

Everything

Eeeeek.. just about! My big is VERY heavy .. but I just feel so much better when I leave the house with all of these things.. some of you may think this is too much.. some of you may have MORE! I would LOVE to see what you all have in your bags … maybe you could do a post and let me know so I can have a peek?

ANYWAYS GUYS … I am going to go play in the SNOW!!! I will give you a quick update on my weekend though.. I went to the bank to get my name changed (I AM MRS SHAH NOW GUYS HEHE!)… Then went round the shops and picked up a few bits and pieces (all to be featured in a haul soon!).. I also went around some charity shops and got some things.. would you guys like to see some tips on shopping in charity shops? Let me know! I think they are overlooked by so many people.. but honestly you can find some gems in there!

Right my loves…. lets get my warmest coat/boots/gloves on… and venture out into the snow (I am avoiding any reference to Frozen here guys!).

HAVE A FABULOUS SUNDAY LOVELIES… See you in my next one!

Lots of Love

Saira

xo

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Beauty Buys & Review!♥

Hey hey angels!!

How are you all!? Have you had a fabulous week?  I hope so! It is so weird … normally I find my weeks FLY by.. but for some reason, both me and my husband have found this week to be DRAGGING … I actually was a day ahead ha!

Anyways … I CANNOT wait for the weekend guys .. I literally want to take SO MANY OUTFIT photos, as I feel like I have not done an OOTD in a while, and I miss them! I will also (fingers crossed) be getting a new camera soon… so you should hopefully notice an improvement in the quality of my pictures (eeek!).

So lovelies … as some of you may know, I had my registry wedding last weekend.. and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to pick up some more make up! I So.. off I went early Friday morning to pick up some essentials! Boots are AMAZING because they always have some sort of offer with their beauty products! So sweeties.. should we see what made it into my basket :D….

All Products

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Maybelline wake me up concealer

Now.. I have literally heard SO MANY POSITIVE reviews of this little baby .. and believe it or not, I have NEVER used concealer in my everyday make up (SHOCK HORROR!!). I thought this one would be the perfect addition to my little collection!

Review♥:

Ok…. I have been using this concealer for almost a week.. and I CANNOT BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT IT! It is so easy to apply, blends in amazingly, and stays put for the majority of the day. I have been applying it under my eyes, around my nose and on any other blemishes. I find it doesn’t crease under my eyes … which is AMAZING! I think because I have huge, puffy eyes (please guys.. no owl eyes jokes :P), so many concealers just end up creasing.. but I found this one did not do that at all (woooooooo!). It also just makes me look SO MUCH MORE AWAKE.. So definitely does its job in waking me up (wow.. that was cheesy I know hehe!). I can definitely see why so many bloggers love it … I ADORE the foundation for the summer time too .. so cannot wait to re-purchase in a few months.. and use the foundation AND the concealer!

Maybelline Brow Satin

Maybelline Brow Satin

Now lovelies.. I only recently got into doing my brows recently .. and cannot believe I was missing this step out in my make up routine! I used to use a Rimmel one.. but I actually found that the shade was too dark for my brows.. and made me look like I had a permanent scowl HA! So.. with Maybelline doing a fab offer.. I thought I may as well pick up this product.

Review♥:

I love that this product is like two products in one.. it has the brow pencil (which is actually gel) on one end, then a sponge tip which has some powder in on the other! I got the dark brown shade (see above!)… as I much prefer a full, natural brow, rather than a sharp one! If you prefer a more dramatic brow, you may not like this product.. however I think it is GREAT for daytime use. I use small strokes to apply it on my brows, then use the sponge to blend the product in. The finished result it beautiful, natural, full looking brows. I find this product SO easy to use… my brows literally will take me 2 minutes to do with this.. and I am still a newbie! If you are after a product that will fill in your brows naturally and is easy to use.. I definitely recommend this one lovelies! I also used it for my registry wedding, and applied slightly more of the pencil to give myself a more dramatic look! I am not sure how this would work for girlies who have thinner brows.. mine are naturally quite thick, so just need filling in and darkening… so if yours are similar.. I suggest you go out NOW and pick this up!

Maybelline Super Stay 24 Make-Up Locking Setting Spray

Maybelline Spray

WOW.. that is quite a mouthful (try saying it ha!)… As soon as I saw this I knew I HAD to have it!! Maybelline had an amazing offer on where you could buy one product and get another half price.. so after picking up the Brow Satin.. I put this in my basket too! Now.. if you do not already know.. I am such a MASSIVE fan of any finishing/setting spray. If you have read my previous blog post HERE .. you will know I found a dupe for the Mac Fix+ spray (in the form of THIS Boots Botanics spray) .. I talk about it more in my post.. so have a read! Seeing this Maybelline setting spray instantly reminded me of the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray… and with my registration coming up I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to test it’s lasting power (I was an emotional wreck on that day… LOTS of crying ha!). See my review below!

Review♥:

I did my make-up at 11:30AM … and applied the setting spray. You have to give it a good shake too (I applied it as soon as I bought it without shaking it and my face felt a little sticky .. WHOOPS!). So… I did quite a few sprays.. then left it to dry! I then went off and had a lovely day .. checking my makeup every few hours. I was surprised to see everything was still looking in place.. despite me crying whilst giving my vows! It got to around 9PM.. and I had a good look in the mirror. Of course… I was not as fresh faced as I was earlier on in the day but my make up still looked amazing! Usually, my T-zone gets quite oily.. but it had remained oil free all day! I have been using this product every single day since, and I find that it has definitely helped my make-up stay on for so much longer! I think this product will definitely be tested in the summer when it gets warmer/sweatier (ew I know :P).. so keep an eye out for another test of it then! But for now .. I don’t think I will go a day without using this product.. it has definitely become a staple!

Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette 

I am normally not an eyeshadow girl, but I thought I would buy an affordable palette and give it a go for my registration wedding. I found this FABULOUS one .. the thing that I was drawn to was the cost.. IT WAS £2.99 GUYS!! HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE! Have a peek below for my review..

Review♥:

Right… I decided to chose the neutral palette, rather than the smoky or golden, as I knew this would be the one I would get the most use out of. I was SO surprised at how pigmented each colour was.. they are all matte (I am NOT  fan of shimmery eyeshadows.. maybe because I am quite scared of them!)… and the colours are SO easy to work with for any skin tone. All I did was apply the lighter shades on my eyelid, and the darker ones to create shadows in the crease. I then used the darkest colour to line the bottom of my eyelid.. and finished off the look with winged eyeliner and mascara. I LOVED the lovely, natural look it gave.. and was also quite impressed with the lasting power of the eyeshadows… I didn’t even use a primer (PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE THOUGH!). I think this is a great everyday, affordable palette .. especially for those who do not wear eyeshadow that often! I LOVED having all the colours in one palette.. very convenient! I adore the Collection 2000 products.. I also purchased the 24hr eyeliner which I have raved about on my blog SO much.. (quick review below too!). Definitely worth a try girlies.. you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality!

Collection 2000 24 HR Extreme Felt Tip Liner

Collection 2000 24 hour Felt Tip Liner

This is my GO TO liquid liner .. one of the BEST I  have ever tried! I have re-purchased it over and over again.. and also recommend it to EVERYONE I know.

Review♥:

First thing I love about this product.. the EASE of using it. It is a felt tip.. so there is no pot to dip anything in, no separate brush.. everything is just in one handy little pen! Next … the cost. It is £2.99. Yep you read that right… TWO POUNDS NINETY NINE PENCE! If that alone does not convince you to buy it .. I do not know what will. Now.. the general product itself.. no eyeliner lasts longer on my eyes than this. I have slept with this eyeliner on and I wake up with it still intact! It does not run throughout the day.. my wing stays perfect and doesn’t start to fade as the day goes on… GO OUT AND BUY THIS PRODUCT.. I know you will love it! I am the WORST at applying winged eyeliner.. but I am now able to do it within minutes thanks to this baby! It stayed put whilst I cried like a baby .. nothing worse than smudged eyeliner!!

So lovelies…. that was my little beauty haul and review!! I hope you give some of these products a go angels … I am so sure you will LOVE them all just as much as I do!!

All things

HAD to sneak my adorable phone case in my photo too… It is from Coconut Lane.. and you can still get 20% off everything using my code “glitterglass20” 😛

Anyway.. make sure you stay tuned on my blog .. I have a What’s In My Bag post planned .. as well as some outfit posts later this weekend!! WOOOOP… Lets get back into the fashion swing of things!!

Have a fabulous day beautifuls … and I will catch you in my next post!!

Lots of Love

Saira

xo

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Soap & Glory: Sugar Crush Review♥

Hey loves!!

Hope you have all had a fabulous start to the week! As usual, I was working, came home, into my PJ’s and RELAXED! I have been loving my blog AS ALWAYS .. especially interacting with so many new bloggers. I have noticed new people commenting *WAVES AT YOU ALL*… thank you SO much for reading angels! I also recently hit 1,000 followers on Twitter *faints*… I still remember hitting 100 and my excitement then HEHE!

Now.. onto the post …. As you can tell from the title .. I am reviewing one of my FAVOURITE brands EVER!! I have LOVED Soap and Glory ever since it launched in Boots stores years ago. Their adorable packaging and the cute little messages on all of the products made me fall in love straight away!

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Ahhh lets reminisce … The first things I EVER bought was the ‘Clean On Me’ shower gel, ‘The Rightous Butter’… both of which have a lovely sweet (but not over-powering) scent.. and their HUGE PINK LOOFAH! You need the SMALLEST amount of the shower gel on your loofah, and it lathers up SO well … and leaves your skin feeling so soft and moisturized! The body butter also has a similar sweet scent and is AMAZING at making your skin feel so soft! I know Soap and Glory also have body lotion in their range.. but I ADORE how body butters feel on your skin. If you prefer a lighter moisturizer, especially for the warmer months, the body lotions/body mists do a FAB job at leaving your skin feel amazing!!

Now … let’s move onto the range that I LOVE SO SO MUCH!!! Sugar Crush♥

Sugar Crush♥

The first time I discovered range .. I fell in love with the scent! I am SUCH a fan of citrussy scents… and this was citrussy AND sweet! Soap & Glory describe the scents as being: “vanilla musk blended with sweet lime, ginger and smashed brown sugar”… Now HOW YUMMY DOES THAT SOUND!! The only thing that I can compare the scent to is that Coca Cola drink with lime (haha!)… I think you just have to smell it and you will know exactly what I mean! Another thing that the scent reminds me of is the Margarita Time candle from Yankee Candle (which I also LOVED SO MUCH!). Some people may thing this is quite a summery scent .. but I use it all year round because the products themselves are AMAZING!

Sugar Crush Body Wash♥

Sugar Crush Body Wash

I recently re-purchased this for the shower … and after using up my Snow Fairy, my husband and brother have started using this too! As with all the body washes from Soap & Glory, this lathers up SO much, even when you use the smallest amount. The scent is also SO strong and lasts on your skin amazingly. I love using this in the shower in the morning, as the scent does a FAB JOB at waking you up, as well as leaving your skin feeling so clean and soft. Not to mention the packaging for this is ADORABLE!

Sugar Crush Body Buttercream♥

Sugar Crush Body Buttercream

GUYS… this stuff just smells SO amazing!!! I have used it throughout the whole of December and loved it so much. As it is a butter, it has a thicker consistency, but soaks into the skin so quickly, so it does not feel greasy after! It is also SO moisturizing (I am guessing that is thanks to the shea butter & almond oil in it! :P). The scent also lasts for SO long, especially if you use the body wash AND the body spray after!! The scent is a lot sweeter than the body wash/scrub .. but I personally love this! Trust me loves.. this body butter will make your skin feel and smell AMAZING! I can definitely tell the difference on days I don’t use it!

Sugar Crush Body Spray♥

Sugar Crush Body Mist

You guessed it loves… OF COURSE I have the body spray too! As soon as I saw this in Boots I HAD to have it. It now lives in my handbag and I use it whenever I want to feel refreshed during the day. The scent is very light (which I LOVE) .. so is perfect for a quick spritz whilst you are at work or school! The scent doesn’t last particularly long with this .. but I don’t think I would expect it too .. you can pick up the actual fragrance if you want something stronger and longer lasting! I just LOVE the scent of sugar and lime in this little baby of a bottle… it definitely reminds me of key lime pie (yummy!). This is a great little addition to your handbag, as it is the perfect size, and will not weigh your bag down like a perfume bottle would!

Sugar Crush Hand Food♥

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Ohhhhh …. I already was SUCH a massive fan of the Soap & Glory hand creams… and when I saw they had a Sugar Crush one .. I literally just FELL IN LOVE WITH THEM ALL OVER AGAIN!! This little beauty has lived in my handbag, on my work desk AND my bedside table .. it just seems to travel everywhere with me! I apply it probably 2-3 times a day (sometimes more!)… I am just OBSESSED with how soft it makes me hands feel and of course THE SCENT! Now I have to admit… my hands do feel slightly greasy when I first apply it, and I do have to rub it in quite a bit before the greasiness disappears.. but the way my hands feel after guys….. I don’t actually mind having to do that! This hand cream has definitely saved my hands from being dry AT ALL this winter… and I will definitely be re-purchasing once it runs out!

WOW …. I don’t think I have ever seen SO MUCH hot pink on my blog before ha! I haven’t included the scrub in the range because I ran out a while ago (boooo!).. and never had a chance to repurchase. I know SO many of you love the scrub and find it is one of your FAVOURITE products from the range…. and I completely agree with this! It is gentle, smells amazing, and does a FAB job and exfoliating your skin, making you feel so soft and SMELL YUMMY!

Right lovelies.. I really hope you enjoyed this review … I have been such a fan of Soap & Glory, and definitely would recommend their products to anyone I know .. they have a fabulous range of shower/bath/body/make up products .. I know you will find something you love WHATEVER your taste! Also.. the products just look ADORABLE in your bath/shower/on your work desk :P. All products are available in Boots and online at Soap & Glory .. Boots often do an amazing 3 for 2 offer .. so you can pick up some of your faves then at a fab deal!

So that is my post for today darlings! I really hoped you enjoyed this review and found it somewhat informative! Let know what your favourite products from Soap & Glory are .. I would love to try new products I haven’t used before. I will see you in my next one angels!

Lots of Love

Saira xo

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Let’s Travel to: Whitby♥

Happy Sunday Lovelies!

Hope you have all had an AMAZING weekend! If you follow my Twitter/read my blog .. you will know that I actually got my marriage registered this weekend (EEEEEEK!). It really was SUCH an amazing day … and it feels weird thinking that I am now a Mrs…my little brother said I am now officially old (wonderful ha!).

The last week at work just FLEW BY! I cannot get over how quickly Friday came round! I sometimes can’t believe how fast days just pass you by .. this is why I try and make the most of each of them! This was one of the reasons we took a last minute trip to Whitby last weekend! Anyway loves .. have a read on and I ‘ll tell you all about my trip there!

RIGHT ….. so my and my family were all just sat downstairs on New Year’s day .. when my husband actually came up with the idea of going to stay in a cottage for the weekend.. it really was a pretty random and last minute trip! We searched the internet and found a few cottages that had places for the next day … and the next morning my dad received a call that a cottage in Whitby was available with enough room for 8 of us (and a baby!)… so we loaded the cars with everything we needed.. and off we went!

It took around 2 hours to get there … and the cottage itself was AMAZING! I was kicking myself that I didn’t bring more outfits so I could take pictures.. as the background was STUNNING! Anyway loves.. speaking of outfits.. I will show you what I wore on the first day!

Now… we already knew the weather would be cold/windy/rainy… so my outfits were focused on keeping warm. I ALWAYS layer like a crazy .. as well as having an umbrella on me all the time (and it DEFINITELY came on handy on this trip hehe!).

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So here was my outfit for the first day loves….

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You have probably seen every single piece of clothing in other OOTD’s too ha! The tartan scarf and top are both from Primark and get SO MUCH WEAR! The over-sized black blazer is New Look .. but of course you can pick these up ANYWHERE. My boots are very old, and have now become my “walking boots”… they are SO comfortable and also kept my feet dry whilst walking on the beach! Of course… to add something to the look.. I added Rimmel’s 107, as you do :P. My bag is also from LYDC London (you have all seen it before too!)… it is just amazing at fitting everything that I need in AND keeping it organized (woop!).

Saturday♥:

So on our first day ….. we settled into the cottage, then went out to pick up snacks from the local Sainsburys, which was SO handy as it was only 2 minutes down the road! We then drove down to the marina and walked around the shops, picked up some fish and chips for dinner (how could we not!!).. and then headed back to the cottage! After… we played a few games .. and then as it got past midnight, my husband suggested we go out for a drive around Whitby. Now.. I don’t know if you have ever been.. but I found there was something SO EERIE about the whole place at night. The cottage that we were staying at was in the middle of nowhere, so it was TERRIFYING to go out alone when it was dark. The roads were SO QUIET and the Abbey looked SO creepy…. I can definitely see why so many people come here at Halloween! Anyways .. after our scary drive.. we came home and fell straight asleep!

Sunday♥:

On Sunday … we all had breakfast together, before going to see all the chickens that the landowner had in his gardens! My little niece is the biggest animal lover EVER.. so she definitely enjoyed this bit! Then we cleaned the cottage, packed our things up .. and headed to the beach! The beach at this time of year was FREEZING as you can imagine… but we still had lots of fun! We then drove over the marina again and stopped to get some fresh doughnuts/waffles, and then also drove up to the Abbey (which wasn’t as creepy during the day!). After, it was time to head back home… we stopped at York on the way for some food … as we were all starving by that time!

Quick look at the outfit for Sunday .. if you notice all I actually did was change the top HA! I did pack another cardigan, but didn’t like how it looked… so I stuck to my trusty blazer! I LOVED how comfortable I felt in both these outfits..  and think that this is the most important thing when you know you’re going to be doing lots of walking outside.

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After stopping at York.. it took around an hour to get home.. we then unpacked, went to sleep.. and were all up for work on Monday ! PHEW … busy weekend ey!

Want a similar outfit? Check these links loves!♥

Blazer

Tartan Scarf

Oversized Tops

Boots

So lovelies.. that was my overnight stay in Whitby! I am such a HUGE lover of last minute, spontaneous trips.. they make such great memories too! I definitely recommend staying in a cottage for a few days .. it is so nice to get away from life in the city and just have a few relaxing days, especially after the busy festive period!

Soooo … what am I doing for the rest of the day?I will be spending my Sunday writing up some posts, doing my laundry and just CHILLING out in my PJ’S before work tomorrow! Hope you enjoyed this little insight into my trip angels.. and do let me know if you have ever been to Whitby!

Have a fab Sunday … and I will catch you all in my next post!

Lots of love,

Saira 

xo

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Favourite Outfits 2015♥

Well hello there angels!!♥

Gosh.. I honestly feel like it has been SUCH a long time since I have just sat down and TALKED to you all. My past few posts have been all about my little blog/tips for bloggers and beauty faves! I have definitely missed just siting down and CHATTING! I also thought I would incorporate my FAVE outfits of 2015 from my blog in this too. BUT FIRST… CATCH UPS WITH YOU ALL! So I suggest you grab a cuppa and read on ….

Soo.. I hope you all had a fabulous start to the year. I actually spent the weekend before going back to work on a last minute trip to a cottage in Whitby which was gorgeous and SO RELAXING. I will put up a separate post on this with pictures and outfits … so stay tuned for that! Then it was back to work.. which can I just say was SO BUSY. The first day back I was actually on my own and SO BOGGED DOWN with work….. it was crazy. Tuesday was just as busy too… and I know the rest of the week is going to be the same! I actually have booked Friday off as my “getting ready” day for my marriage registration on Saturday (eeeeeeek!). I am SO excited for it…. me and my hubby actually got married two years ago in our “Islamic” ceremony.. and we wanted to wait until after he graduated from University to get registered! We’ve booked a restaurant too for the “after party” .. so it should be a really lovely day!

Anyways … onto talking about my blog.. I have written up a schedule for how often I want to post/what I will be putting up etc.. just to give my blog some structure and also to fit it in better with my work life. I really want to make my blog the best it can be this year.. so am open to any suggestions from you all about what you want to see… so definitely let me know!

Now onto this post itself… I wanted to show you all my FAVE outfits I have had from 2015… so I will add these in as well as the links so you can have a better read of the posts if you like!

Black & Grey OOTD♥

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I absolutely ADORE this outfit as it is SUCH A SAIRA OUTFIT haha… it is literally all the favourite things in one. Black & grey, a midi skirt and red lips!

Faux Fur Gilet & Leaopard Print 

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This is one of my favourite casual outfits of all time! I have been obsessed with the fur gilet (as I am sure you will be aware of as I wore it TO DEATH last year! I am also in love with the bag which was gifted to me from LYDC London (eeeeek… still cannot believe I was given the opportunity to pick a bag from their range.. it is stunning!)

Evening Out OOTD

SAM_2875I adore this outfit as it is a typical “going out” one for me.. I don’t really wear a lot of colour or sparkly things when I go out.. I normally keep it quite basic and add a little bit more make up! I LOVE the shirt which I picked up for an absolute BARGAIN from a market .. if you know me you will know I am a savvy little shopper who loves her bargains 😛

Kittens Kittens Kittens

SAM_2672Ohhhh look what it is again lovelies .. MIDI SKIRTS! I had SUCH an obsession with them this season! Also .. MY TOP HAS KITTENS ON IT!! Can it get any better than that!?

Tartan & Dark Lips

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This whole look is definitely one of my faves from the lot… I JUST LOVE this tartan shirt (in fact I love anything tartan!)…. I am also rocking dark lips which I was brave enough to wear this season… I LOVE DARK LIPS SO SO MUCH!

Birds & FurSAM_2352

Well … look what it is again.. THAT fur gilet! Told you it got lots of wear! The bird print on this dress is also SO adorable.. and the boots for me just compliment the whole look so much!

Knitted Midi Skirts

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MORE MIDI SKIRTS GUYS .. what did I tell you.. I am a creature of habit and like to stick to a style if I love it! I also adore the mix of textures in this outfit .. the knitted skirt and fuzzy jumper are just STUNNING together!

Shawls & FurSAM_1982

THIS shawl has been such a firm fave of mine this season… it keeps me SO WARM and I LOVE the colours of it! I also wore this fur scarf NON STOP!

Jewel TonesSAM_1713

I love this outfit SO much as the colours just go so well together! It also features one of my FAVE purchases from 2015.. the over-sized jumper from Primark  that I have not stopped wearing since buying it! You will see the grey one featured in the outfit below too! 😛

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Here’s that grey jumper I told you about angels! I actually re-discovered the jeggings for this outfit from my wardrobe.. and again I ADORE the colours together! I was trying to fit in more colour into my outfits too… so this was perfect!

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I HAD to feature this outfit because I just LOVE the scarf so much! It was such a bargain from Primark at £5.. and kept me SO WARM! I LOVE YOU PRIMARK FOR YOUR BARGAINS!

Kitty Love

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I have put this outfit in as not only do I love it.. but it also features my cat Cookie… that is reason enough for it to be in my faves! Not to mention I ADORE the print of the scarf!

First OOTD EVERSAM_0529

Ahhhh .. how could I NOT feature my FIRST EVER OOTD! This is where Through The Glitter Glass began.. SO many good memories from this first outfit!

So there we have it my lovelies… my FAVOURITE outfits from last year.. I will DEFINITELY be doing so many more this year.. As they are still my favourite posts to put up… I hope you enjoy them too! My blog started as inspiration for ladies everywhere to show you how you can dress modestly but fashionably at the same time.. so I really hope you get some inspiration!

Hope you enjoyed this post my loves!! I will see you in my next one!

Lots of Love Angels!!!

Saira

xo

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