Thursday, 31 January 2013

Post #1 of 2013!

Well where to start?! It's has been exactly 57 days since my last post and I am utterly ashamed! Christmas, New Year and the start of Semester 2, Year 2 at Uni have all been mad...I've never been so silent for so long! Christmas with my Mum was fab she got me some great gifts which I will share with you shortly. New Year was also brilliant - first time I've been to London to celebrate it - absolutely fantastic! Recently been on a clothes buying rampage I seem to be obsessed with butterfly, bird, and owl prints (owls! so cute) to which my dear Mother replied "What if you get bored of birds?" Good point Mama but hey that's fashion. It comes and it goes in cycles.

So I'll start with naming a few of the lovely presents I got for Christmas - mainly the ones I would recommend to you!

 1. Jimmy Choo Perfume - From Mummy

Literally smells like a slice of heaven. Sweet but not disgustingly so, not too overpowering or heady. Plus the box is wayy cute; a snakeskin print.

2. Rodial Glamtox Kit - Also from Mummy

I'd never actually heard of this brand but after a bit of research I now realise that it's a 'celebrity must have!' It consists of a lip balm, wrinkle cream (I'm 20 I know but so what hehe) a day cream, a night serum and a cleansing balm. The balm is AMAZING. You know when you take all your makeup off with a makeup wipe and think 'Yeah my face is clean now'...Well it's not! That is not until you've used this balm. It literally takes off every stitch of makeup and my skin looked (not to be too cliche) radiant and soft in the morning!

3. Photobook - From Mummy

Haven't got a photo of this but beautiful Mama got me probably my best present to date; a photo book of my life so far. I burst into tears as soon as I opened it, it was so thoughtful. If you're ever stuck for a gift idea I really recommend getting your loved one/s a photo book. It's all printed on glossy photo paper and is something they can keep forever. There's loads of sites with deals as well so go and get creative!

4. MORE Soap and Glory from my Lovely Boyfriend (Good lad he knows what we like)

I got treated to three new Soap and Glory products that I haven't used before. 

I would recommend all three but especially the Sugar Crush Body Scrub. Its more of a twice a week scrub than the  Pulp Friction which can be used daily. It smells quite citrusy  and fresh but feels fantastic on the skin. 

5. Peter Pan Style Collar Top from New Look - Thanks again boyf! 

I was so happy when I opened this top becaaause as I've previously said I LOVE bird prints :) I know you can't see it that well in this photo but you get the gist! New Look are great for day time tops at the moment I've bought about four this month...naughty. 

A Few Photos from Christmas and New Year

Love Dorothy xxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Glad Hair Day

Just a quick post..
RRP £5.50

I remember getting this last Christmas in a gift set but used it all up as it was only a little 50ml bottle. It made my hair so shiny and soft. But last Christmas my hair was about three or more inches shorter. So I wanted to see if it would work on long, thick hair and tame my mane!

This particular one I used is the most intensive one out of the two available; It's for thick hair. After shampooing (I use Tresemme ) I squeezed the excess water from my hair a dried lightly with a towel. I then combed it through my hair with my fingers from about an inch away from my roots right down to the tips (focusing on the tips). The instructions for use stated that I should use it from roots to tip but I find it makes the roots a little greasy when saturated with product, even after rinsing. You can even run a comb through it whilst in the shower to get those tangles out. It made my hair really soft and had a pretty, floral scent.

This is the other 'Glad Hair Day' conditioner available:
Amazing Daily Shine - for  fine to normal hair types

There are also 50ml versions for £2.50 if you want to just try them. No point in being stuck with a massive bottle if it didn't work for you!

Hope you try this conditioner - it is brilliant. If you do have it or try it let me know what you think!

Love Dorothy xxx

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Sexy Mother Pucker!

 I thought I'd add to my small Soap and Glory collection today and purchase some new products. I've been looking at the "Sexy Mother Pucker" lip gloss for a while as the last lip plumping gloss I had was Sally Hansen aaages ago. It was good but went quite gloopy and kind of leaked all over my chest of drawers :( As it was three for two in boots the other product I bought today was "Glad Hair Day" which is an intensive conditioner. I have quite thick hair down to my waist and it tends to get really frizzy and flyaway in the winter. So I thought this would be a good way to hydrate it. I used it last year; it was a Christmas present from my Mum ♥ (Sanctuary Body Scrub was my third item - might post about it if it's any good!)

I love Soap and Glory as a brand and the products are generally really good but for me they're a little pricey! Only because I'm a student so money isn't overflowing. But they're perfect for putting on your Christmas Wishlist for a loved one to buy for you. I just felt like a little treat today so I went and bought them.

So, Sexy Mother Pucker RRP £9...

'Yummy Plum' £9

I tried this lip gloss today for the first time. I applied it on the go straight after I bought it - I was excited haha! Its consistency is a bit thicker that most lip glosses but I think this is typical of most plumping glosses.
         So I applied away and within 3-4 seconds my lips started to tingle a little. Nothing drastic just a tickly tingly sensation. I like the feeling of that tingle when I put it on even if it isn't doing anything. However after doing a little test I believe it actually works. A subtle change but works nonetheless. It had a raspberry taste and was pretty yummy!
The gloss I'm wearing in the 'before' photo is a very cheap one by Miss Sporty (but it is really nice) called Hollywood Lip Gloss in 'Pasadena' which is a kind of peachy pink colour. The photos are purely there to show you the effect the gloss has on the plumpness of the lips not to show you the colour. Speaking of are the colours this gloss is available in...

In my opinion, the colours don't appear as vibrant when applied. I have 'Yummy Plum' and it's more translucent than a block colour. However it can be layered over a favourtie lipstick and still plump away! Each colour has it's own flavour.

This is the Detailed product information from Boots' Website
Extreme formula lip plumping gloss, with scientifically-proven plumping microspheres that explode in volume up to 10x when they come in contact with water. (They’re like tiny, dehydrated little sponges that expand when you apply them onto your lips. It also contains a rare circulation enhancing ingredient that gives your lips a little ‘electric’ buzz, to move more blood around the area, creating the swelling effect mentioned above).
  • Clear is chocolate orange flavour
  • Candy Gloss is vanilla flavour
  • Pink Apricot is chocolate orange flavour
  • Half Naked is buttered popcorn flavour
  • Punch Bowl is chocolate cherry flavour
  • Yummy Plum is chocolate/raspberry flavour

Sexy Mother Pucker Gift Sets...

As I've already mentioned it's 3 for 2 in Boots at the moment. There are two Mother Pucker gift sets available.


Glossed For Words

 - £18
- 5 x 9ml
- Includes four colours and clear

Super Colour Sexy Mother Pucker Gift Set

- £18
- 3 x 7ml
- Includes Yummy Plum, Half Naked and Pink Apricot

The first gift set is probably better value for money as each gloss works out as £3.60 which is much cheaper than £9 for one! 

Love Dorothy xxx

Monday, 3 December 2012

Zara Blazer...I love you

Just thought I'd do a quick blog post about the beautiful blazer from Zara that the dear boyfriend gave me for my 20th Birthday. It's a kind of navy/teal blue and tweed but in the photos it looks really navy! It has a gorgeous bright red lining which I loveee and the elbow patches & underneath the collar are a gorgeous, soft, camel coloured suede. As soon as I opened bag I fell in love with it. When worn with brown/cream chinos and leather boots it has a lovely equestrian feel about it. It's made from wool so can get slightly itchy when wearing a short sleeved top underneath it but it's not too bad. On the upside it's really warm! I'm wearing an XS which is really really fitted but I think that blazers need to be fitted especially when made from a stiffer material such as tweed as opposed to jersey. It was £69.99 so if you're looking for a really gorgeous smart blazer/ special treat I would give it a massive 9/10 :)


Wear it with...

These are just suggestions you can wear the blazer with whatever you like...tights and shorts or jeans and a checkered shirt like the example in the Zara photo.

I like to wear mine with chinos and my riding-esque boots.

These are the boots I have from Dune that I think they look great with the style of the blazer :) They're knee high with a small heel.

Love Dorothy xxx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Cosy stuff for your Uni room :)

When you move into your room at Uni (or any empty new room), whether it be halls or a house, it takes a while for it to become a home. It feels like a bit of an empty shell. But you can make it really homey by not only covering your notice boards in photos of family and friends but also furnishing it with some really cute decorative items or just stuff it full of cushions and blankets! To the left is my uni room in my second year house. The theme is loosely pink and white and I bought loads of cheap stuff to make it feel a bit more me. I'm guessing quite alot of you may prefer a monochrome black and white look or a multicoloured theme or maybe just polka dots everywhere or something!

The shops that I bought all my furnishings in weren't places like John Lewis or Next Homeware or Laura Ashley because they're way too pricey for my little student budget. Instead I went for my old favourites: Matalan, Wilkinson and Asda. In the photo to the right I got candles from Asda, a flower from Wilkinson and a "Love" photo holder from Matalan all for £11.

Cute Stuff I've Found in...


Flowers and Vase - £4.75    
3 Vases - £4
Union Jack Pillow - £8 
Love Ornament - £6
Tealight Lantern Holder- £2.50
3 Vases - £4

      Bird on a Stand Ornament- £6
3 Vases - £4
Flower in Vase - £6


                                                        Rose Curved Mirror- £12
Floral Wastepaper Bin - £4
 Printed Rose Cushion
(Buy One Get One Free on all cushions) - £6
Cage Tealight Holder - £8




Glass Clock - £6
Spot Cushion - £4
Heart Tealight Holder - £7
Cupcake Canvas 30cm x 30cm - £5

Hopefully there's a few things there that caught your eye or provided you with some inspiration to make your room really homey and fill it with things you like! I've only put a few things up here that I thought were pretty but have a good look through the sites because there's so much stuff! Don't forget your 10% Student discount at Matalan.
Love Dorothy xxx