Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Personalised Phone Case

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I've had a fair few personalised phone cases. I think photos are so important, and I do love having photos that I've taken or photos taken of me and people in my life on my phone case, meaning that they are carried around with me always. My Personalised Case got in touch with me and asked if I'd like to review one of their personalised phone cases, and obviously I said yes.
I picked the wallet case for my iPhone 7 from My Personalised Case. I usually go for silicone cases or hard cases, but something I was missing in my phone case 'wardrobe' was a wallet case - which I thought would be great for on holiday or in my clutch bag on a night out. Wallet cases are perfect for protecting your screen and also keeping a few cards in in case you don't want to take your purse out with you. I chose to put my own photo of the beach when I went on holiday to Cape Verde, it looks so peaceful and relaxing. The case feels such high quality, which is great as I know my phone is well protected in it.
My Personalised Case is such an easy website to navigate to make your own phone case, they offer so many different makes and models and the design process is so simple. You can personalise a case with photos and pick a layout for them, you can also pick text and stickers. I think next time for a landscape image like this one I'd pick a full wallet case, so the image would wrap around.

Do you like the idea of a personalised phone case?

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Saturday, 10 February 2018

What I Got For My 22nd Birthday

As always with my 'What I got for' posts, this post is a late one due to the fact that life just gets in the way, as my birthday was over two weeks ago. I love reading this type of post, which is why I always post them as I know other people do too. I am most definitely not bragging, and I am incredibly grateful that so many people in my life wished me a Happy Birthday, sent me a card or gave me a present. 
The first category of gifts for my birthday, which I was lucky to get quite a few things of, is clothing. As a student, I'm limited on funds so buying clothes for myself is a long lost memory. Before Christmas, I had no pyjamas that were suitable for the colder months and if you read my 'What I got for Christmas' post, you'll know that I was lucky enough to receive some. Well Rhys definitely took note of the fact I needed more pyjamas, and gave me the comfiest ASOS Kindness & Love legging pyjama set. I also received a few bits of gym wear for my birthday. Rhys' parents bought me an Adidas top which is so handy as I only had one gym top before my birthday! My Mom also bought me two pairs of leggings from MyProtein, which are so comfortable and warm for this time of year at the gym.
I also received a few footwear items for my birthday. When Rhys asked me what I wanted in the way of birthday presents, I asked for some white trainers. He's one of the only people I could trust completely with giving him such a brief description, and he bought me the most amazing pair of white Lacoste trainers. I love the crocodile print detailing on them and I can't wait to wear them once everywhere gets less wet and muddy! Finally, my friend Katy bought me some Beauty & the Beast socks, which I love so much.
Rhys also got me this beautiful Olivia Burton necklace in rose gold, which is my favourite type of jewellery. When he asked me what I wanted for my birthday I gave him the information 'a pretty necklace', and this is the prettiest necklace I can imagine. I also got two other thoughtful gifts from my Mom and Rhys' sister Bethan. My Mom got me a Links of London charm for my bracelet, which signifies one of the best years of my life so far and she also said it signifies 'horse power' as I passed my driving test at the end of last year. Bethan got me a beautiful rose gold fob watch, as I recently got offers to study Midwifery at university - this will be getting so much use.
Bethan also got me the Lush Love Hearts gift set, one of their Valentine's gift sets. It has every bath bomb and bubble bar from the collection and I can't wait to use them all. The packaging on Lush gift sets is always so pretty too and when unwrapping them you can always smell that there's a Lush gift set inside!
I never get to buy myself new make up anymore, so it was wonderful to receive two items of make up on my birthday. My friend Alice got me a new Mac lipstick in Red Rock, because she knows how much I love my red lipsticks. Red Rock is the perfect bright red and I can't wait to wear it. My brother and his girlfriend bought me the new Kat Von D X Billie Joe Armstrong Basketcase eyeliner, which I was so excited about. I love Kat Von D make up and Green Day are my favourite band, so I was so happy to open this.
I also got a few miscellaneous bits and bobs for my birthday. My friend Chloe bought me some gorgeous marble candles, which will be on display in my room nicely - such a blogger aesthetic. Another item that will be on display in my room is the gorgeous Alice in Wonderland 'Pot of Dreams' that my friend Danielle bought me, this will be perfect for saving up for things. Danielle also got me a Lakeland voucher, as it is one of my favourite shops and she knows how much I love baking. Rhys' parents also know how much I love baking, so I was so happy to receive this pink glittery Paperchase notebook, with little cakes on the design. I'll be able to use this to write recipes in! My friend Katy also bought me an amazing penguin ice scraper for my car and a stiletto wine holder with some pink fizz inside, which I didn't manage to photograph.
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Sunday, 28 January 2018

My 'to watch' list for 2018

I made a promise to myself (and wrote down in my 2018 Goals post) that in 2018 I would watch more films and TV shows. Due to this goal, I've been checking out Panasonic Oled Televisions, which would make achieving it so much better, with their incredible Ultra HD 4K picture and their bright, colourful displays. I've got off to a good start this year with this goal and wanted to share my 'to watch' list for 2018. 

The first show on my list to watch in 2018 is Suits. I started watching Suits last year, but I've really gotten into it since the year started. I watch it every morning before work and every night before bed, I am obsessed and can't believe I didn't start watching it sooner. I'm now on Season 4, so I can't wait to get up to date this year ready for the new series, whenever that comes out!
Another show on my list to watch in 2018 is Black Mirror. So many people have recommended this to me, and I also remember last year Giovanna Fletcher saying that she was watching it, that's when I first thought to myself 'Yes, I need to watch this'. Some of the episodes do sound pretty terrifying from what I've heard from the girls at work on their breaks, so I might have to rope someone into watching it with me.

Believe it or not, I've never seen The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air all the way through, back-to-back. I do love this show and I've watched so many episodes throughout my lifetime, and now I think I finally need to watch this all the way through in 2018. Will Smith is such a brilliant actor and he is also hilarious, so I'll probably get through the series pretty quickly.
I watched a couple of episodes of The Flash last year with my boyfriend and loved it. I'm a sucker for superhero TV shows and films, especially any from the DC Universe. I think I'll be dedicating my time to this series after I've finished Suits.

Two new seasons of shows I watch are on my to watch list for 2018. The first is Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why. I watched the first season in about two days and thought it carried such an important message, which was portrayed very well, so I can't wait to see what the second season brings. The other is the last ever season of New Girl. I am so sad that New Girl is coming to an end, I've been watching it since the first ever episode aired. I'm not going to give it away because I don't want to spoil anything, but I can't wait to see what this last season is all about after the Season 6 finale!

What's on your 'to watch' list for 2018?

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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

It's no secret that I'm a hopeless romantic (or maybe it is) and that even though Valentine's Day is just a consumerist holiday, I do secretly love it and seeing all the soppy posts that come with it. I also think it's a nice excuse to buy your significant other or yourself a gift if that's how you celebrate Valentine's Day. I've found/received a few lovely gifts that I wanted to include in a gift guide for her.
The first gift is this gorgeous satin slip dress from the Private Collection at Hunkemöller. It's the perfect Valentine's Day piece of nightwear, anything in satin or red just instantly says Valentine's Day. The detail on it is absolutely beautiful, with lace down the sides and around the v-neck and also the strappy racerback. It's also available in black, which looks amazing too if you don't love red like I do. They also have some other gorgeous pieces in their Valentine's collection, if you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day lingerie or nightwear.
The second gift is perfume, I have a few favourite perfumes that I'd recommend buying as a gift. The first is Paco Rabanne Olympea, which is the most incredible perfume I've ever smelt, and I'd definitely recommend having a smell of it when you're next out shopping. I love wearing this perfume when I go out, it reminds me of such happy times! The second is Giorgio Armani Si, which is perfect as an everyday perfume. Both have floral and vanilla notes, so that would explain why they smell so good.

The third gift is make up. I definitely recommend getting Charlotte Tilbury make up as a gift, as the packaging is so luxurious and the quality of the products is extraordinary. My favourite products from Charlotte Tilbury that I'd recommend buying as a gift are the Matte Revolution lipsticks (which are creamy and not drying), the Airbrush Flawless Finish powder (the best powder I've ever used) and the Legendary Lashes mascara.
The final gift is this gorgeous Olivia Burton butterfly wing necklace in Rose Gold. This is actually a gift from my boyfriend, it's just so pretty that I had to include it in my Valentine's Day gift guide. It's the perfect gift if you're literally looking for a 'pretty necklace' to buy for yourself or someone else.

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