08 August 2016

August, Shh.

This is an apology post. To say sorry for not being able to post in August. I have 2 university essays due in and one of them is my exam. Couple this with the fact i work full time and i'm also learning how to drive; i don't have much time. 

I've had a pretty rubbish time recently, stressing myself out with friends and work and studying and panicking that i cant and won't fit it all in. So I'm taking this month to get my study back on track and quit worrying about everything and anything. 

I want to write quality posts and give a lot of my time to them and currently i am not able to do that. 

So here's an apology and a promise;-

I will be back. 


24 July 2016

Sunday Reading #1

Last week i decided that i would start reading again for pleasure. Ever since starting my Open University course everything i've read has been educational or for study reasons. I used to love reading and there's so many books that have been on my list to read for so long and i never got round to it. I've decided now that every Sunday i will pick up a book and read so at least for one day a week, i'm doing something that i enjoy again. 

Last week i read "Just The Way You Are" by Lynsey James. A cute romance story where Ava, the main character has been receiving love letters from a strange while at university and suddenly before they decided to meet, they stopped. Fast forward 6 years later and they've started again and Ava is determined this time to find out who this mysterious writer is. 

I read this book in a day because i made a guess as to who the mysterious writer was a couple of chapters in and needed to see if i was correct. Turns out i was. I'm not going to ruin it for you but it was very obvious from the get go. I can't decide if the premise of the book was to make you curious about who the writer is or the relationship between Ava and the writer when she finds out. 

All in all, it was an interesting book. Good enough to keep me interested enough to read it all in one sitting. There were even moments where i laughed out loud or compared certain situations to my own life - which is always a bonus for me in a book because i feel more connected to the story but it wasn't really a memorable book. Mostly filled with cliches about love and friendships and a little predictable at times. 

This week i'm starting "Behind Closed Doors" by B A Paris. 

Have you read Just The Way You Are? What did you think?


20 July 2016

Victoria's Secret Body Spray

Victorias Secret Pure Seduction Body Spray

Here's a confession; I've never bought anything from Victoria's Secret. I'm not sure why, i'm guessing it just didn't appeal to me and to be honest coming from Scunthorpe there wasn't a whole lot of this on the high street. Fast forward a few years and living in Sheffield they opened up a store in Meadowhall. I wasn't immediately curious because the shop is a whole load of pink and a big wave of smell (i also don't think they do anything in my size, pfft) but recently i've been lusting after the body spray they sell. A few friends of mine have purchased some and every time i smell it, i fall in love. The scent was always so powerful and fruity and seemed to linger forever. Exactly what you want in a body spray because who wants the smell to fade after 5 minutes?

A successful  shopping trip to Meadowhall on a Saturday with one of my best ones lead us to Victoria's Secret because i was determined to pick up at least one body spray. The place was filled with children which unnerved us a little but we headed straight for the body spray section. It was 2 for £18 which considering on the website it's 1 for around £16, is pretty good. After smelling each one they have to offer several times i settled on Pure Seduction & Mango Temptation.

Victorias Secret Pure Seduction Body Spray

Pure Seduction is a Red Plum and Freesia fragrance which is seriously beautiful. It smells super sweet and fruity but not too overpowering. It reminds me of something you would wear in the evenings during summer watching the sunset. It's a very fresh but also bold fragrance and i often find myself reaching for it in the mornings over my other body sprays.

Victorias Secret Mango Temptation Body Spray

Mango Temptation is an amazingly tropical smelling spray. It made me feel so fresh and summery. This spray is infused with Mango Nectar and Hibiscus. It's a fruity scent like Pure Seduction but as this one is Mango based, i feel like i should be sipping a cocktail on a beach somewhere sunny whenever i wear it. 

As these are fragranced body sprays, i usually find myself reaching for them a few times a day because the smell doesn't stick around as long as a perfume would as it's not as concentrated. I don't mind a little top up now and then as i've been using them both for the last couple of weeks and have only used a tiny amount from the bottle. They last for ages! 

I definitely think i'll be heading back to try some more of their fragrances when i finish these! I can't wait to find a new smell already! 

Have you tried any of these sprays?


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