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31.12.14

Chocolate & Vanilla Obsession

chocolate & vanilla scented beauty products

I've always been a fan of vanilla scents but recently I noticed that my collection of vanilla products was growing, as well as starting a small collection of chocolate scented products too.

From left: Avon Care Cocoa Butter Rejuvenating Moisture Hand Cream // Avon Naturals Body Care Chocolate Body Scrub // The Body Shop  Chocomania Shower Cream //Avon Naturals Shimmering Swirls Warm Spice & Vanilla Body Moisturiser // The Body Shop  Vanilla Brulee Shower Gel // The Library of Fragrance Chocolate Chip Cookie EDT* // The Body Shop Vanilla Eau de Toilette // The Body Shop  Vanilla Brulee Hand Cream 

Do you like chocolate or vanilla scented products?

xo

PS. Happy New Year!
PPS. Enter for your chance to win a dress by Anassa Boutique here.

29.12.14

New In: November 2014

tbs choco mania, superdrug clearly youthful
tesco measuring cups
my sister's keeper
febreeze air effects
avon skin so soft body wash, lacura cotton pads
the works diary, palette
uniqlo sweatshirt
tbs vanilla brulee, hm mohair, gap cardigan
hm monochrome check shirt

New in from last month: TBS chocomania shower cream that I got for about £1.20, Clearly Youthful skincare products from superdrug, wooden spoon* and measuring cups* from tesco, shower gel and hair wrap from the poundshop, My Sister's Keeper book from charity shop, vanilla latte febreeze, h&m perfume roll on, avon body wash, aldi cotton pads, paint palette and 2015 diary from the works, uniqlo sweatshirt, h&m candle holder, witch blemish stick*, the body shop vanilla brulee shower gel and hand cream that I got using the 'little card of Christmas wishes' that came with the glamour magazine december copy, collection fast stroke liquid liner, carmex moisture plus in berry, gap eversoft cardigan, h&m mohair jumper, h&m check shirt.

xo

PS. Enter for your chance to win a dress by Anassa Boutique here.

26.12.14

Favourite Sale Finds

Favourite Sale Finds


Uniqlo Long Sleeve Pullover £7.90 // Clinique High Impact Set £13.33 // The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Shower Gel £4.50 // Valentina EDP 50ml £37.66 // A Bit of Burt's Bees Set £3.99 // French Connection Nail Colour Collection £6 // H&M Wool Scarf £15 // H&M Cable Knit Jumper £17 // Faith Leather Cross-body Bag £21

My favourite bargains of this year's sales. Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas :)

Are you gonna hit the sales this weekend?

xo

PS. Enter for your chance to win a gorgeous dress by Anassa Boutique here.

24.12.14

Win a Dress by Anassa Boutique


I've teamed up with Anassa Boutique, a Greek shop that specializes in dresses, necklaces, skirts and backpacks, all 100% original and unique products that are completely handcrafted, to give you the chance to win this gorgeous dress worth €63!

This Mint Floaty Dress features a high-low hem, no sleeves and a lower neckline on the back. It's the perfect colour for the upcoming spring and summer seasons, and it's also very comfortable to wear because of its loose shape.

To be elegible to win you must: 
1. Follow Inspirations Have I None on GFC or Bloglovin.
2. Enter using the form on Anassa Boutique's website here.

Terms and conditions:
 - Open to everyone that follows the requirements above.
- Competition is open internationally.
- If you are under 16 ask your parents for permission before entering.
- Giveaway starts 24/12/2014 and ends 21/01/2015 at midnight GMT.
- Winner will be chosen by Anassa Boutique.
- Financial compensation was not received for this post.
- Prize has been provided by Anassa Boutique.

Good luck everyone and Merry Christmas!

xo

22.12.14

Sanctuary Spa at Savers

Sanctuary Firming Youth Serum

I love it when I find a great bargain (because who doesn't like saving money) but I also like sharing my findings with you!

On this occasion Savers did it again - I was looking in their beauty aisles when I spied a little Sanctuary box: their Firming Youth Serum for just £3 so I got one for my mum and will very probably go back to get one for myself. 

The Sanctuary Firming Youth Serum helps skin look firmer and lifted while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also protects the skin thanks to a blend of antioxidants and vitamins that restore hydration and softness. 

This serum retails normally for £15.50, so you could even get them as stocking fillers if you are still looking for something to give this Christmas. 

Find the Sanctuary Spa Firming Youth Serum at Savers and Boots.

xo

19.12.14

Khaki Parka

Khaki Parka
Khaki Parka
Khaki Parka
Jumper, Shirt, Trousers and Parka, all H&M
Boots: Topshop (Similar: Jumper, Shirt, Trousers)

Yesterday I went all the way to London by myself for the first time! I was a little bit nervous but it was all good. I went to meet my cousin as we hadn't seen each other in a while and we did a bit of shopping and had some lunch at Pret a Manger. Tomorrow I'm going to sign the contract for my new job, so quite excited about that. Have a nice weekend!

xo

17.12.14

Holiday Party Look with Only 4 Products

Fast Holiday Party Look

While looking through a magazine I saw this picture of Georgia May Jagger for Thomas Sabo jewellery and I instantly became obsessed with her make up, thinking it would be a great option for the holiday party season. For this look I would only use 4 products:

Eyes
Using Bourjois Smokey Eyes Trio Eyeshadow in Gris Party, apply the silver shade from the inner corner to the middle of your upper and lower eyelid. Then use the black shade to smoke out the outer corner and define the eye, blending to avoid harsh lines. Finish with a couple of coats of L'oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara on upper and lower lashes to make them stand out. What I really like about Bourjois eyeshadows is that they are very long lasting and crease resistant even without a primer on my oily lids, and this L'oreal mascara doesn't budge even though it is not waterproof.

Lips & Cheeks
Since the main focus of this look is the eyes, the rest of the make up is very subtle and natural looking. So for the lips I would use Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia, which I love because it's super moisturising and leaves my lips feeling soft with a sheer tint and slightly glossy looking. I'm not normally one to pay much attention to cheek products but if the strong eye look washes you out you can always apply a bit of the tinted lip balm onto cheeks to add a bit of colour.  

Nails
Last but not least we have nails. Using a couple of coats of Cheeky Chat Me Up Nail Polish in Take Me Chrome, your nails will have that nice festive look without the need of hours of your time and patience normally required for nail art designs, so it's super easy to achieve a chic party look very quickly. Personally I prefer short nails as they are more comfortable, hygienic and look more chic, but of course you could go with longer nails as this nail polish would look great on them too.

Will you be trying this look for your holiday parties?

xo

PS. Last chance to enter my giveaway here.

15.12.14

Effaclar 3 Step Anti-Blemish System

Effaclar 3 Step Anti-Blemish System

Last moth I got contacted by the people at La Roche-Posay and I was lucky enough to receive a set of the new Effaclar 3 Step Anti-Blemish System. Having used and written about Effaclar Duo in the past, I was really excited to try this kit. 

The Effaclar 3 Step Anti-Blemish System comprises 3 quick and easy steps - effective alone but when their specific active ingredients are combined within a regime, offer great results even on sensitive skin. The system targets blemishes, pores, excess sebum, uneven & rough skin texture and red & brown marks. 

Step 1: Cleanse
The Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel removes impurities, purifies using zinc pidolate to target excess sebum and soothes thanks to La Roche-Posay thermal spring water. You only need a small amount as it lathers very well, and after using it my skin feels clean without tightness or dryness, and it also leaves it feeling soft and smooth.

Step 2: Tone
New to the UK market, the Effaclar Clarifying toner is meant to smooth the skin using salicylic and lactic acids for a gentle exfoliating action, mattifies thanks to oil absorbing silica, and soothes with the use of allantoin, glycerin and La Roche-Posay thermal spring water. After cleansing I apply the toner onto a cotton pad and gently wipe over my face. The toner effectively makes my skin look matte and I've noticed that my pores look cleaner and smaller. 

Step 3: Correct & Hydrate
The final step is the best selling Effaclar Duo [+], which is designed to target the marks usually left by blemishes with the procerad ceramide, correct thanks to niacinamide and piroctone olamine to combat bacteria, unclog pores using LHA and salicylic acid, and soothe with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water. I apply a thin layer of Effaclar Duo [+] all over my face and it leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised. I found that the original Effaclar Duo helped reduce marks without claiming to do so but this one seems to have improved the look of marks on my skin even further. 

The kit mentions that it lasts 6 weeks however it lasts way more than that, even when the cleanser included in the pack is smaller than the one available separately, and I wish the toner was also available to buy on its own as you might finish one product before the others, but other than that I really enjoy using using the Effaclar 3 Step Anti-Blemish System as it is helping clear my skin up (I was having some bad breakouts a few weeks ago) without irritating it and would definitely purchase the set.

Find Effaclar 3 Step Anti-Blemish System in Boots.

xo

PS. Have you entered my book giveaway yet? 

12.12.14

Trench Coat & Trainers

Trench Coat & Trainers
Trench Coat & Trainers
Trench Coat & Trainers
Trench Coat & Trainers

Trench Coat: GAP
Angora jumper: H&M (similar)
Trousers: H&M (similar)
Trainers: Adidas
Bag: Topshop (similar)

After over a year, we're finally going back to visit Mexico next month! Even though it's winter it will be much less cold than it is over here, and where I'm from it doesn't snow so it should be all good.
I think we might go shopping to the US for the day like last time or maybe even stay the night over as it's only a 2 hour drive away. Can't wait to have some of our world heritage food again haha! (Yes, Mexican food is my favourite).

xo

PS. Enter to win a copy of Endgame for you or a friend here.

10.12.14

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

Julian Casablancas and The Voidz 

On Sunday we went to see Julian Casablancas + the Voidz at the Coronet in London. 
Even though we got there quite early there was already a massive queue waiting outside so our chances to see them first row were quickly crushed.

We stood on the side by an exit/smoking area and needless to say we were freezing throughout the whole concert as the door seemed to be always open.

The concert was really good, they opened with Instant Crush (Julian's collaboration with Daft Punk) and played mostly songs from Tyranny with a couple of older songs thrown in, amongst them Ize of the World and the demo version of You Only Live Once. 

During the encore Julian actually came off the stage and went into the crowd as I stood in disbelief and almost cried wishing I had been closer.

I didn't take any pictures as it was quite dark but got almost the whole of one of my favourite songs in Tyranny, Human Sadness, on video.
Photo: ScottPease

xo

PS. Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a copy of Endgame: The Calling here.

Long Evening Dresses for Holiday Events

Are you as excited as me about holiday season? I think I've mentioned before how much fun I think it is dressing up for a special occasion, and at WeddingShe they have elegant dresses in long lengths that are great for evening dinners and other events.


The pieces they have at Weddingshe look like designer evening dresses: the left one pictured above has so much detail in the embroidered flowers that give texture at the front, and with the sparkly sequins it reminds me of a 20s type of dress. The dress on the right has also a lot of detail but this time it's only concentrated on the top part of the garment: it features a lace and sequin top that conceals cleavage and shoulders.

This black dress is so beautiful and elegant, and reminds me of something Audrey Hepburn would wear. The sweetheart neckline has a gorgeous lace overlay that covers the shoulders as well as adding some texture, and the classic black colour makes it suitable for any occasion. The dress on the right has a low v-neck cleavage which is cleverly concealed with an embellished sheer layer underneath. Just as the black dress, it has a sash in the same fabric that enhances the waist and the ruching on the top half gives it delicate texture. The colour makes it great for weddings and any events where you want to stand out from the crowd. 

For some ideas on how to style these dresses check out my previous post and don't forget to take a look on WeddingShe to find more long evening dresses.

This is a sponsored post. 

PS. Enter for your chance to win a copy of Endgame: The Calling for you or a friend this Christmas here.

8.12.14

Holiday Party Outfit & Nails

Holiday Party Outfit

Be it Christmas or New Year's parties, they're both great excuses to get dressed up and look and feel amazing! I love a classic little black dress, and I know it's a basic piece but that doesn't mean it has to look boring. 

The lace fabric and pleated skirt add interest to the dress, the nude pumps add height and elongate legs, while the bag and earrings add some sparkle. But let's not forget the nails - a deep burgundy is such a great colour for this season. A platinum chrome polish can be used as an accent on ring fingers to draw a little gift bow.

Dress: Topshop // Shoes: New Look // Earrings: ASOS // Bag: Miss Selfridge // Nail Polishes: Julep Anisa and Aurora (Find the full Julep nail polish collection here.)

Have you got your holiday party outfit sorted yet?

xo

PS. Enter to win a copy of Endgame: The Calling for you or a friend this Christmas here.

5.12.14

Nair Argan Oil Shower Power Cream

Nair Argan Oil Shower Power Cream

Recently I got sent the Nair Argan Oil Shower Power Cream to try and review. Nair Argan Oil Shower Power Cream is a hair removal cream that can be used in the shower and promises soft & smooth skin for up to 7 days and contains argan oil, jojoba oil and cocoa butter which makes it great for dry and sensitive skin. 

To use it you have to apply a thick layer onto clean skin and leave it on for 1 or 2 minutes before entering the shower. Then wait 3 more minutes avoiding too much exposure to water on the areas covered with the cream, after which you test a small area with the spatula included. If the hair still doesn't come off easily wait a few more minutes, without exceeding 10. After removing the cream with the spatula you rinse the skin off without rubbing or soap. Remember to test a small area 24 hours before using this product. 

When I used the Nair Argan Oil Shower Power Cream, I applied it on my legs and for it to do its job I had to wait the full 10 minutes, but after that the hair did come off easily and left my skin very smooth and soft. I would say that the effects lasted about 4 days or so which is comparable to shaving minus the use of blades and irritation. 

I quite liked the results of this product, as it is painless, easy to use and effective but I felt like I needed too much product when using it on my legs, which means there is only a couple of uses in a tube. It might be better value if used for smaller areas such as bikini line and under arm. 

Find Nair Argan Oil Shower Power Cream* in Boots and Superdrug.

PS. Enter to win a copy of Endgame: The Calling for you or a friend this Christmas here.

3.12.14

Leather Jacket & Trainers

Leather Jacket & Trainers
Leather Jacket & Trainers
Minimal necklace
Leather Jacket & Trainers
Leather Jacket: New Look (similar)
Jumper: H&M (similar)
Jeans: Topshop 
Necklace: H&M (similar)
Trainers: Adidas

My interview last week went quite well, I'm only waiting on a reference to reply so I can start my induction! I'll be working at a pre-school very soon, hopefully. 
I quite like this outfit, it's inspired by a picture I've seen on pinterest recently of someone with layered dainty necklaces and a cream knit under a leather jacket. 

xo

PS. Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a copy of Endgame: The Calling for you or a friend here!

1.12.14

Christmas Gifts Under £50 + Discount Codes

Christmas gift ideas for her

Stila Glow & Behold Collection £20 // Topshop Suede & Leather Crossbody Bag £40 // Kate Spade New York x GAP Phone Case £12.95 // Uniqlo Wool Blend Jumper £14.90 // The Works A5 2015 Diary £3.99 // Simple Petite + Simple Skincare Collection £3.50 // Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir EDT Gift Set £37.50 // H&M Cashmere Scarf £35 // Sterling Silver & Pearl Bracelet £36 // The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Set £15

Christmas gift ideas for him

The Maze Runner Book Set £9.99 // The Body Shop Shaving Kit £25 // H&M Leather Card Holder £15 // Uniqlo Keith Haring Sweatshirt £9.90 // Topman E-racers £6 // Casio Digital Watch £45 // Shoe Shine Kit £14.99 // Nivea Men Mini Treats Bauble £4.50 // Gucci Guilty Pour Homme EDT Gift Set £46.50 // GAP Nylon Backpack £29.95

If you haven't finished (or even started) your Christmas shopping yet, here are a few gift ideas for him and for her, all under £50. As you know, today is "cyber Monday" and there are lots of sales and offers going on right now online and here are a few codes you can use to score an even bigger bargain:

The Works: 20% off & free delivery TODAY20
The Body Shop: 40% off when you buy 3 products with code 14586, 30% off when you buy 2 with code 14664
H&M: Free delivery & 15% off everything with code 2874
Uniqlo: Spend £150 and get £20 off with code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout
Topman: 20% off everything, discount applied at checkout
Debenhams: 15% off full price items with code MON15
ASOS: 20% off everything with CYBERWKND20
Superdrug: Free delivery with orders £10 and over
GAP: 40% off full price items & free delivery with code CYBERGAP

xo

PS. Don't forget to enter my Endgame: The Calling book giveaway here.