Monthly Archives: November 2015

Oliver Bonas Home Accessories Haul!

Posted on November 29, 2015

oliver-bonas-notebook

Hi Guys!

I hope you’re having a great weekend?

I must admit I have gone a little bit crazy lately with buying home and photography accessories. I’ve been hitting my favourite online stores like a woman on a mission – and I haven’t left anywhere empty handed! I also still have most of my Christmas shopping to do too, oops!

I live not far from Norwich in a small town, and unfortunately we don’t have many decent shops at all, so I always do my shopping online. One of the first online stores I hit was the fantastic Oliver Bonas. I absolutely love this store, their aesthetic is just so me. They sell a massive range of products including home accessories, stationery, jewellery and even clothing.

oliver-bonas-copper-letters

So firstly, how could I resist these copper wire 3D letters, to spell out TSNC!? I thought these would make fantastic background accessories for my photos, I’m over the moon with them! And I know copper is everywhere at the moment, but I love it!

oliver-bonas-accessory-haul

I also picked up a gold framed hanging glass terrarium, just because it was so pretty. I’m not gonna lie, I had to google what a terrarium was… so for those not in the know, it’s basically a glass container, traditionally used for displaying minature plants inside. One side of the terrarium has a space left free of glass so you have easy access inside. I wasn’t really sure what I’d put in it until I saw some copper string lights on the site – yes I know more copper! I thought I might play around with these as a photography accessory, putting them in the terrarium and wrapping them round things. I’ll see how it goes.

oliver-bonas-notebook

oliver-bonas-notebook-set

oliver-bonas-washi-tape

oliver-bonas-home-accessories

And you know how I feel about stationery… well I bought two more notebooks that I don’t really need. They’re just so awesome and bright! I also grabbed a lovely set of three coloured washi tapes – I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it yet but at least I have some now for when I’m feeling creative!

oliver-bonas-copper-letters-tsnc

And lastly, I also picked up a multi coloured paper chain, this is such a simple yet effective idea for adding a bit of colour to a wall, shelves or anywhere you like really.

I’m over the moon with all my goodies, and if you haven’t heard of Oliver Bonas before, I suggest you check their site out now as they have a sale on 🙂

So what do you think? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

The Best Black Friday Deals And Offers

Posted on November 27, 2015

charlotte tilbury offer

Hi Guys!

Following on from my Just My Look beauty offers post, I’ve been scouring the web for the best of the rest, covering more beauty, fashion, home and everything in between!

I was going to categorise the deals under beauty, fashion, etc, but I realised this is going to be a nightmare when it comes to department stores and sites like ASOS that sell a massive range of products. So, below you will first see a list of stores with details of their offers and codes, then a few specific products I’ve noticed, and lastly a few freebie offers at the end. Enjoy!

Kiko Cosmetics – 30% off online and in store you can buy 3 get 3 free.

Beauty Bay – lots of different offers across the site.

The Body Shop – Use code 38911 for 40% off until Sunday 29th. Plus free delivery when you spend over £10.

Ciate London – 30% off all products and free delivery on orders over £75.

Cohorted – 20% off all products across the site. Use code BLACK20. Excludes beauty boxes.

Neom Organics – 50% off Life’s Little Luxuries set, now only £19.95.

OSKIA Skincare -20% off all full-sized products with free delivery. Use code BLACK.

NARS – 20% of using code TAKE20.

St Tropez – 40% off everything with code HOLIDAY40.

Models Own – everything half price.

Zara Home – selected items up to 40% off.

River Island – 20% off everything with code BFRIDAY15.

House of Fraser – up to 50% off across the store.

YSL Beauty – 20% off with code PRIVATE20.

Selfridges – use code SELFCCE for 20% off (10% off for beauty)

Rings copy

Gemporia – 30% off site wide with code SHOP30. Active until midnight Monday.

The White Company – 20% off with code AH770.

ASOS – 20% off everything with code CYBER.

FeelUnique – 15% off with code BLACKFRIDAY15.

la roche posay

LA ROCHE-POSAY CULT CLASSICS BUNDLE – the Serozinc and Effaclar Duo+ are the ultimate skin perfecting pair for only £12.00 – a massive half off their normal price at Escentual.

ROGER&GALLET – 40% off the entire Parisian range, including beautiful gifts and chic Christmas crackers available at My-Dermacenter.

estee lauder makeup artist collection

This deal is AMAZING! The Estee Lauder Makeup Artist Collection – was £294, now only £54!

Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials with clutch bag, was £64, now £30 at Boots.

Sanctuary Spa Relax, Breathe and LetGo gift set, was £45 now £22.50 at Boots.

Origins Super Set worth £112, now only £55 at Origins.

moschino_toy_eau_de_toilette_spray_50ml

Moschino Teddy, was £80, now £40 at Escentual.

Ghost Girl Party Prep Set was £75, now £30 at Boots.

Emporio Armani She Eau de Parfum was £49, now £24.50 at Boots.

sparkleshine_grey_2

Nails Inc – Sparkle & Shine set of 10 polishes, was £110, now £21.00.

And lastly a few FREEBIES!

FREE Clinique High Impact Mascara, RRP £17.50, when you spend over £40. At all Clinique counters or on Clinique.

FREE Darphin Hydrating Kiwi Mask, RRP £33, with any two purchases. At Darphin.

FREE Ojon Conditioner, RRP £18.50, when you buy any Ojon Shampoo. At Lookfantastic.

FREE Checks and Balances Frothy face wash, RRP £18.50, with any two Origins purchases. At Origins.

FREE Rock N Kohl liner worth £19 for this weekend only when you buy the beautiful Fallen Angel Luxury Palette. At Charlotte Tilbury.

Phew! I can’t believe just how many offers there are this year! A couple of years ago Black Friday was hardly heard of over here!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Black Friday Beauty Deals at Just My Look

Posted on

Hi Guys!

So Black Friday is upon us, the biggest shopping day of the year, and to my friends who work in retail, I feel for you – hang in there guys! 🙂

I’ve got a couple of posts coming up for you today, with my round ups of some of the best bargains you can grab on Black Friday. First up though, I have some amazing offers from Just My Look to share with you –

20- Off

Just My Look Are holding a number of fantastic Black Friday offers, and their headline offer is 20% off everything site wide – when you buy two or more products.

10- Off Electricals

They also have 10% off their entire range of electricals, which includes a fantastic selection of hair dryers, straighteners, clippers and trimmers, curlers, and nail lamps, to name but a few.

OPI

They also have 3 for 2 across the OPI nail polish range – there are loads of gift sets here too so be sure to check these out.

There’s also 3 for 2 across the entire W7 Cosmetics range – which includes the W7 Advent calendar for only £15.95.

You can also grab the Max Factor false lash effect mascara for only £5.95 (RRP £10.99), and Color Wow root cover up for only £19.99 (usually £28.50).

Corioliss-GoGo-BLACK

And lastly, you can pick upthe Corioliss GoGo Mini Styler for FREE when you spend over £25 on the Just My Look site. Just use code BBLOGGER25. (This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer codes). This offer is exclusive and won’t be advertised on the site elsewhere!

I’m definitely tempted by some of the OPI sets! I’d love to hear if you’ve picked up any great offers today?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post is sponsored by Just My Look.

Love it or Hate it: Moschino FRESH is Here!

Posted on November 25, 2015

moschino-fresh-edt

Hi Guys!

Moschino’s latest fragrance has recently hit the shelves, and it’s just fantastic. I absolutely love Moschino as a brand – who else could possibly bring Barbie, Spongebob, Macdonalds and ‘low culture’ in general to the catwalk, juxtaposing these every day brands with couture fashion, resulting in something completely different and exciting.

Jeremy Scott is the brains behind Moschino’s unmissable tongue in cheek style, and his first fragrance, FRESH, has been inspired by their spring / summer 2016 collection which features a mixture of pop culture references, including motorway signs and high vis fabrics, as well as the Power Puff Girls, and of course, window cleaner.

moschino-fresh-couture-edt-review

What I love about Moschino in general, is the simple FUN factor.

I love the innovation, the fearlessness, the bright gaudy colours. And as far as the FRESH fragrance is concerned, I really don’t think the world of perfumery has seen anything like it before. Amongst a mass of yellow and golden liquids, with expensive looking intricately detailed glass bottles, FRESH stands out like a sore thumb. It’s bold and unapologetic, and embodies everything I love about the Moschino brand.

The concept for this fragrance was to juxtapose the most mundane and commonplace of all products, the household cleaner, with something so precious – the juice of a luxury brand’s fragrance. Taking the iconography of a bottle that has no aspirational value and using it as the inspiration for a vessel to contain something so luxurious and haute couture, creates the ultimate dichotomy of high and low. What could be more Moschino than that?

moshino-fresh-review

When it comes to the fragrance, surprisingly to some, FRESH doesn’t actually smell like window cleaner… it’s a very bright and clean scent, reflected by the crisp white outer packaging. Moschino describes this fragrance as surprising, ironic and joyful.

FRESH has sparklingly bright top notes of mandarin and bergamot, with the added intense character of ylang yang. It has a juicy, yet floral heart, with a contrast of raspberry with velvety white peony and osmanthus. The base underlines the refined and contemporary character of the perfume, thanks to a sensual trail of cedar wood, with patchouli and ambrox.

moschino-fresh-couture

So what do you think of FRESH? You can probably tell by now that I love it!

Moschino’s FRESH is available now exclusively at Selfridges.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

I Have An Announcement…

Posted on

Hi Guys!

If you saw my tweets last night, you’ll know I’ve been itching to announce something today.  Well I’ve been busy working away on a top secret project for the last couple of months, and I can finally tell you all about it today!

tsnc-intro-panel-03

tsnc-curated-panel-05

I’ve only gone and collaborated with one of my favourite companies, Cohorted – and I’ve curated their December beauty box for them!

I’ve chosen some fantastic products from some of my favourite brands for you, but I can only reveal one of them… the Too Faced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer! This little beauty is a two-in-one bronzer and mini blush, in a generously sized heart shaped glossy palette. It’s just gorgeous and worth £28.00!

too faced soul mates ross rachel

The Cohorted x TSNC box will be dispatched from December 5th, and it’s available now to pre-order here.

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this collaboration! It’s been so hard keeping it to myself all this time!

I’d love to hear what you think? I hope you’re as excited about December’s box as I am! xxx

Charlotte Tilbury Book of Makeup Magic – Contents Revealed!

Posted on November 23, 2015

charlotte-tilbury-book-of-makeup-magic

Hi Guys!

So, in the name of the blog, I decided to open my Charlotte Tilbury Book of Makeup Magic Advent calendar early. This is totally for your benefit of course… 🙂 so you can see exactly what you’d be getting should you wish to purchase.

I’ve had The Book of Makeup Magic for a good few weeks now, and I must admit I did initially experience a bit of buyers remorse. I mean £150 for an advent calendar really is crazy money. So I stuffed it away in a drawer, partly so stop my feelings of guilt and partly to stop me peeking in the boxes.

I’m SO glad I’ve opened it up though, I feel much better about my purchase now – the contents are AMAZING.

charlotte-tilbury-book-of-makeup-magic-open

Ok so the ‘book’ opens up to reveal 12 glossy burgundy boxes. I initially thought these were drawers, but nope, they’re different sized boxes stacked upon one another.

charlotte-tilbury-book-of-makeup-magic-review

Each box also has the Charlotte Tilbury logo embossed in gold one one side, and the contents printed on the back.

charlotte-tilbury-advent-calendar-contents

So here are the goods! Eleven mini CT makeup and skincare products, as well as one full sized Matte Revolution lipstick. Now if you want to be pedantic, you could work it out that the lipstick is worth £23, and the mini lipstick is worth £9.66, leaving £117.34 for the rest of the products, making them £11.73 each excluding packaging.

Now if I was buying these individually, would I pay £11+ per mini product? No I probably wouldn’t to be honest. But collectively as a set, it’s such a special thing to have – wether you treat yourself or manage to get someone to buy you one, I do actually think it’s worth it.

Anyway, this is exactly what’s included –

  1. Goddess Skin Clay Mask, 15ml.
  2. Charlotte’s Magic Cream, 15ml.
  3. Wonderglow, 15ml.
  4. Nocturnal Cat Eyes to Hypnotise Eye Shadow mini in On the Prowl.
  5. Rock ‘N’ Kohl mini eyeliner in Supernova.
  6. Lip Magic Balm, 5ml.
  7. Mini K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink.
  8. Matte Revolution Lipstick (full size) in Red Carpet Red.
  9. Super Model Body, 15ml.
  10. Take it all off Genius Eye Makeup Remover, 30ml.
  11. Multi Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask & Balm, 15ml.
  12. Magic Night Cream, 15ml.

charlotte-tilbury-book-of-makeup-magic-lipstick

The full sized Matte Revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red is just beautiful. I think I’ll be getting a lot of use out of this over the Christmas period!

charlotte-tilbury-book-of-makeup-magic-products

Some of the products I’m most excited about trying though are the Rock ‘N’ Kohl mini eyeliner in Supernova, just because I’m a bit of an eyeliner fanatic, and it looks like such a gorgeous deep sparkly purple colour. The Lip Magic Balm because I suffer with dry lips and I’ve heard this is fantastic, and the brand new not yet released Magic Night Cream. This won’t be available to buy until January, so those that pick up the advent calendar will be some of the first to get their hands on it.

charlotte-tilbury-book-of-makeup-magic-contents

I know it was a lot of money, but overall I’m really glad that I bought this advent calendar, I can’t wait to try the products each day! I might do two mini roundups, one half way through and one at the end to let you know my thoughts on each of the products 🙂

So what do you think? Was this a good purchase? I”d love to hear your thoughts.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

New Skincare Brand Exclusive: Eloquence Beauty

Posted on November 22, 2015

Hi Guys!

I hope you’re having a great weekend? I’ve been having a busy Sunday catching up with blogging, photography and trying to tidy my ever-messy house. I thought I’d share some details with you this evening about a brand new and exciting skincare company that’s only just hit the market – Eloquence Beauty.

Eloquence offer natural, premium skin care products designed to enhance skin, hair and nails, and their focus is on anti-ageing, skin hydration and skin health – whilst offering the consumer value for money. They pride themselves on sourcing the finest ingredients such as Sachi Inchi Oil – known for its high levels of vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. This oil helps to restore the skins’ elasticity and combat dehydration, as well as fighting against premature ageing by intensely nourishing and protecting the skin from environmental stressors. Eloquence have included this wonder ingredient in all their products.

Eloquence Beauty also enlisted the help and advice of an esteemed Pharmaceutical Product Development Manager to develop their products to be natural and beneficial, as well as luxurious yet affordable for all.

It’s also worth noting that Eloquence’s products contain no artificial perfume or colour and no harsh chemicals, which makes them suitable for all skin types.

eloquence-skincare

So let’s take a look at the products!

  • Purifying Facial Cleanser 20ml

This Purifying cream Cleanser contains Cucumber and Coconut extract to leave skin feeling cleansed and refreshed without any tightness. My skin tends to be on the dry side, and that tight feeling you sometimes get after cleansing is a bit of a bugbear of mine. I’ll be reporting back soon on how this performs – fingers crossed it works well for me.

  • Firm & Tone Serum 20ml

The Firm & Tone Serum incorporates Glycerin and Coconut oil to help illuminate the complexion and give a flawless appearance. Hyaluronic Acid has also been added to this product give a boost of collagen, which helps skin to feel plump, smooth and supple.

  • Firming & Moisturising Eye Gel 15ml

This Firming & Moisturising Eye Gel targets dark circles and puffiness – it sounds like just what I need! This product also has added Hyaluronic acid to help keep the eye area plump whilst smoothing out any fine lines.

  • Nourishing Treatment Oil 50ml

The Eloquence Nourishing Treatment Oil has been specifically blended with Coconut and Sweet Almond Oil to help to renew, repair and revitalise skin, hair and nails. I’m a big fan of face oils so I’m really hoping I’ll love this product!

  • Protect & Repair 24HR Cream 20ml

And lastly the Protect and Repair 24 hour cream – which also has added Hyaluronic Acid – this is perfect to use during the day to not only condition skin but to also give UVA & UVB protection, or even at night to hydrate and replenish skin while you sleep.

eloquence-skincare-products

I’m really excited about trying out these products over the coming months, I’ll have another post for you soon to let you know how I’m getting on!

If you fancy trying any of these out for yourself (or maybe picking up some Christmas gifts??) I also have an exclusive discount code which will give you a massive 50% off full price as well as free delivery! This is an excellent opportunity to give these products a go, just use this code at the checkout:

TSNC50%OFF

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

This post contains press samples