25 January 2016

Birthday Wishlist 2016: Turning 18

Birthday Wishlist 2016

On February 10th I finally turn 18. I unlikely that I'll feel a difference straight away but I'm not really quite sure what to expect. I doubt I'll be doing much for my birthday this year, every idea I have seems to bore me or is not as easily accessible as I'd like. Yes, this birthday wishlist is a bit extreme price wise, but I do not expect to have all the items, or even one for that matter. I just think it's nice to put a list together just in case and if I ever manage to save up money and not spend it, these are the products I'd most likely spend it on. I hope you enjoy this post and if you're interested, be sure to check out last years birthday wishlist here

What's the best way you have ever celebrated your birthday?

- Summer xo

13 January 2016

Farfetch Workout Style Competition

Farfetch Workout Style

Farfetch Workout Style 

(This image was created using Polyvore)

New year new me, right?

The new year usually indicates a fresh start, new begins and opportunities to leave old habits behind and make new ones. Last year I managed to start incorporating exercise and a more healthier diet into my everyday lifestyle. It's easier said than done. Truthfully, I was never very consistent with it at all. However, I'm leaving that all behind me and just like every other person, I've set myself a few health and fitness goals for 2016 and what better way to kick start these goals than with a bit of shopping to build up a selection of workout outfits. I definitely think having stylish yet comfy workout gear will make you more motivated and confident whilst exercising. I already have a few pieces but that doesn't mean I can't still look.

'Farfetch is a global community of over 300 visionary fashion boutiques offering an inspirational shopping experience to fashion-forward consumers.'

I love the idea of this website as it incorporates well known brands and hard to reach brands all under one website, making for an easier shopping experience. Farfetch have created a workout style competition, allowing 'fashion forward bloggers to take on a challenge and style the perfect workout outfit look that will help you achieve your goals - and give you the chance to win a £250 Farfetch voucher'. I thought I'd get involved as I've never entered a competition like this before.

I've devised my own workout style and links to each item are below or you can check out the Farfetch website here.

DKNY diamond pattern racerback style cropped top : It's essential to wear a sports bra whilst working out to ensure you're getting full support. I like this one in particular as it is plain, simple and can be worn with any other workout style.

Stella Mccartney gold detail leggings : I prefer wearing leggings over joggers or shorts as they are very lightweight and I'm able to move around more in them. I chose this pair as black will go with anything but I love the gold detail.

Nike 'Juvenate TXT' sneakers : Trainers are an essential for working out and it's important to make sure they fit you well and are also comfortable. Nike is a brand I can trust and they have a selection of styles to help you find your perfect fit. These trainers I picked out are all black and are great for both a workout and casual wear.

T by Alexander Wang zip bomber jacket : The weather is never great here and so to keep warm I always throw on a hoodie and jacket. I love this bomber jacket, it fits with the style and can be worn casually too.

Moschino quilted cap : I feel as though everyone is wearing caps recently. This Moschino one is very stylish and bold, matches the gold detail on the leggings and is great for covering that post workout hair.

Moschino chain embellished backpack : Bags are great for carrying your essentials. I love the gold chains and quilting on this backpack and it also fits well with the black and gold colour scheme.

FRENDS headphones : These headphones aren't on the Farfetch site, however, it's impossible to workout without headphones and I've been lusting after this pair for so long. I think they would be perfect to block out any noise and keep you focused on your workout goals.

I hope you've enjoyed this slightly different post. These items may be out of my budget range right now but would definitely be something I'd purchase if I were to treat myself. Where are your favourite places to buy workout gear from?

- Summer xo

10 January 2016

The Body Shop: Seaweed Iconic Clay Mask (Review)

Happy new year everyone! I haven't posted in so long because of school and life in general but I really want to get back into it as I really do enjoy it.

This product has been such a life saver for me and has become even more useful after the holiday period because of all the junk I was eating which began to make my skin more problematic.

The Body Shop is a huge favourite of many and in 2015 I made an attempt to try a lot more of their products, one being The Body Shop Seaweed Clay Face Mask. This product claims to draw out impurities, clarify and refresh the skin, which I 100% agree on. It's also one of The Body Shop's best sellers.

Priced at £14.00 for 100ml this is definitely worth the money as a little goes a long way!

I tend to use this product whenever I have a lot of spots on my face or when my face feels unclean or clogged as this product deeply cleanses your skin. When I do use it I apply a small amount to my forehead, nose, chin and slightly on my cheeks. I leave the product on until I can see that the mask has dried up and my face is too stiff to move and then I wash it off with warm water. Another way I find great to apply this is directly on to any spots you have which you can then leave on over night and wash off the next day as this product seriously reduces the size of any spots.

I've tried a few other products from this range and you can see my thoughts in this post here.

Have you tried this clay mask? What are some of your favourite The Body Shop purchases?

-Summer xo