Monday, 27 April 2015

The Coolest Hotel In Scotland- Citizen M Glasgow

This is a bit of a random post, but I'd thought it'd be unfair to keep this little gem to myself. Apologies for the image quality, this is a spontaneous review so all photos were taken on my iPhone.

Recently I went to Glasgow for an audition and found a lovely hotel for a fair price close to where I was going, but didn't think much about it. It was a short walk from the station (about 10-15 minutes) all along one straight road so was really easy to find. When I walked in there were three screens with self check-in points where you wrote your surname, email address or number to identify yourself, then you swipe a card and you're free to go up to your room- by far the smoothest check-in I've ever experienced! Another thing I liked was they gave me an option of views from my room. 

The lifts are so secure, you actually have to swipe your card to go onto each floor, apart from the floors to the bar and lobby, naturally. As I was travelling alone I was a little nervous but this really settled me! I then walked into my room and let out a little 'wow', I was shocked! I'd looked online and the rooms looked rather small but when I got in there was a lot of room, what fools you is the bed is XXXXL, literally fit for a giant, and pushes from wall to wall which creates an illusion of a smaller room. 

The giagantic bed faces a plasma TV loaded with free films and a bunch of TV shows, naturally I opted for keeping up with the Kardashians... 
When I finished watching TV I got the nibbles and popped down to the bar/food area, everything was self service and they had things from different stores, my favourite being a box of yo sushi. They also had hot foods, pastries and drinks. The Sicilian lemonade stood out for me as I was parched so I picked that up too.
After that it was bedtime and I went for a shower. The shower jumps out at your as soon as you walk in because it's lit up, but I hadn't actually checked it out, and as I walked in I was like 'WOAH'- it had a waterfall shower! And a normal one for those who aren't really feeling the waterfall.
When I came out I noticed an iPad by my bed, and my god I am so glad I did.  You could click one button and all the lights would switch on, and vice Versa. There was also a colour wheel where you could change your shower to almost any colour, my favourite was the blue. Another awesome feature is the 'moods setting', I was on the 'romance' setting- dimmed lights, shower pink and the TV on but when playing I clicked on 'business' and all the lights switched on, the shower turned blue AND THE TV TURNED OFF. Where was this when I was pretending to revise for school tests?? I mean.. I swear I worked really hard...
After a long snooze I woke up, packed my things, took a shower and then trotted downstairs to breakfast. I opted for yogurt and granola which was scrummy. I also bought a few lemonades for my family as they were very jealous that I was having some so I thought I'd surprise them, I know, daughter/ sister of the year.

Overall, I loved my stay. The staff were friendly, everything was as stated on the website, the room was clean and the price was very fair for what you get. I paid £79.80 and thought it was well worth it, they have locations all over the world, listed on their website here:

Sunday, 19 April 2015

My Little 'Dream' Box REVIEW | April 2015 UK

 Ever since FleurDeForce did a collab with "My Little Box" i've wanted a box from them and, this month, I am lucky enough to have been sent their "Dream" box and I am IN LOVE. The box was filled with a bunch of goodies and motivational quotes.
I'm yet to use the Masque but it has a delicious sweet coconut scent and comes in the cutest packaging so I can't wait to try it!

My favourite product in the box is 400% the Loved by Lou Lesage balm, it's an exact dupe for the Benetint Balm. It glides on really well and leaves a sheer rosy layer on your lips, whilst leaving them moisturised.
Another product that will have a permanent place in my handbag for a long while is the solid perfume by Sabe Masson in Copacabana. The packaging is gorgeous and is really sturdy meaning it won't fall apart in my bag which is a win. The fragrance is strong fresh and long lasting and feels like a balm upon application. It reminds me of my first ever perfume I got (J.Lo, cringe.) so it's a really nostalgic smell for me. It's quite unusual so when going to the site to find out the scents I found out it's worth $25! This box costs costs £11! So, you've got your moneys worth with this product alone.
Carrying on with the "dream on" idea we got a lovely multi-saying stamp and ink, believe it or not i've never owned a stamp before so I had great fun playing around with this!
I love that my little box varies it's products and already thrilled at the box I put it down and started writing my review, only to find another item in there, they really spoil us, don't they? It's a simple, yet gorgeous bracelet.
As you have probably guessed by my non-stop raving about the products in this box, I am thrilled that My Little Box lived up to my expectations and filled the box with so many goodies. I really recommend subscribing to them, can't wait to see whats in next months box. To sign up for just £11 a month visit to their website here.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Manuka Doctor Brightening Facial Oil Review

This smells gross. Now the negatives are out of the way, lets move on to the good things...

The product has a drop by drop applicator which means moderating how much product you use is very easy. I use about 3-4 drops for my whole face (excluding my forehead) and have noticed my skin is brighter whilst looking and feeling more moisturised. The oil sinks in quickly and doesn't leave any residue, which was a massive plus in my eyes. A little goes a long way and this will last me at least 6 months at this rate so I am very pleased. Buy 30ml here for £19.99.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Jouer Must-Haves Set Review + SWATCHES

(From left to right: 'Blush' lipgloss, 'feather' creme eyeshadow, light swatch of 'Blossom' blush, heavy swatch of 'Blossom' blush)

I've been wanting to try Jouer for such a long time but couldn't really justify buying it, so when BlowLTD contacted me about a feature I finally took the leap and I am so glad I did!

The set comes with 3 make-up pieces, swatches are above, and also 5 make-up brushes; Powder Brush, Foundation Brush, Powder Eyeshadow Brush, Defined Shadow Brush and a Liner Brush. All the brushes are soft and though it's hard to choose, my favourite brushes from the set are the liner brush and the foundation brush. I find most liner brushes are too thick for my liking but this was very thin which I was impressed by. The pointed foundation brush gives such a flawless finish and makes it easy to shift foundations into hard to reach places.

The blush, in 'blossom', reminded me of NARS 'deep throat' in both texture and colour. 'Deep throat' is one of my all time favourites so I am very glad to have a replacement. The creme eyeshadow, in 'feather', looks lovely on your eyes and gives you a really wide awake look. The only problem with it is that it creases after a few hours but with a good primer that shouldn't be much of an issue. The lipgloss, in 'Blush', is a gorgeous natural pink with a very subtle shimmer that gives the illusion of a fuller lip.

The set is worth £118 but is currently on sale for £47.21 which is such a fair price considering the amount of products as well as the quality of them. Buy this set here

Have you ever tried Jouer? I might just be in love.
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