Saturday, 28 March 2015

Intu Merry Hill Spring/ Summer Fashion Weekend

This weekend, the 28th and 29th March, Intu Merry Hill, will be hosting their Spring/ Summer fashion weekender with an array of fashion shows, discounts and competitions.

For me, Merry Hill is the place to go as a new season is approaching as know I will always find some great updates for my wardrobe. It has all the shops you could possibly want, a yummy food hall and free parking.

Last week, I attended a preview media event for this weekend where we saw some of the latest looks in a fashion show hosted by Lola Royle. Topshop and River Island have been my favourite shops for a long time but I was introduced to shops such as Phase 8 and Oasis which I wouldn't normally pay to much attention too.

Key trends for this season include:

Blush Pink
Block Colours
Khaki
Stripes
Denim

I plan on visiting the centre this weekend to pick up some of my favourite pieces seen below!







There will be a voucher booklet available both online and to collect from the customer service desk offering discounts and freebies across 35 stores. Some of my favourites include 15% off at Office, £50 spend in Boux Avenue for a goody bag and 20% off in Dorothy Perkins. 

Aswell as the fashion shows, there will be 'Beauty Pods' on the Lower Mall offering makeovers and samples. There are some good beauty vouchers available too!

Finally, you are invited to spin 'The Wheel of Fashion' for a chance to win some brilliant prizes.

Visit www.intu.co.uk/merryhill for more information.

xxxx
Tasha

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Glossybox UK March 2015

I've had my Glossybox subscription since the 2nd box that they released. I've just looked up when that was sent out which means it was June 2011 that I received my first box so over the years i've had 45 of these parcels!



As the postage has crept up over the years I now pay £13.25 monthly and every now and again I contemplate whether or not to cancel the subscription and just spend £15 on beauty products in Boot's instead. However, I'm super pleased with this month's selection as the products and shades that I have  received are all ones that I will use.


NAOBAY Moisturising Peeling

This is an organic peeling milk from the Spanish eco-brand NAOBAY. I've just used it and i'd say its a gentle moisturising exfoliator.

Dove Advanced Hair Series Youthful Vitality Shampoo & Conditioner

These are perfect to keep hold of for travelling. I'm pleased that there is both a shampoo and conditioner because i'm sure in the past other brands have only sent a sample of one or the other!


Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara

Essence have recently released their products into the UK market so I assume they are trying to increase awareness of the brand. The packaging is pretty and feels to be of good quality so I look forward to giving this a try.

ncLA Nail Varnish

Although I haven't tried this brand before the colour is a perfect shade for me and great for spring/ summer.

Sleek Make Up Pout Paint 

I've had a couple of these before from Glossybox but in a super bright red and a hot pink. I've actually only used them for fancy dress so i'm pleased to have a much more wearable colour of a soft pink - Rosette 158.

xxxx
Tasha




Friday, 6 March 2015

LUSH: Valentines and Permanent Line Haul

I have a tendency to limit the use of my bath bombs and bubble bars just so that I can keep my Lush pot looking pretty. However, after having a lovely Valentine's Lush delivery arrive, I can now happily use up some of my collection without feeling slightly disheartened at a gaping hole in the pot.

Presentation before practicality aye ....



I have 3 products from the limited edition Valentine's collection and 3 from the permanent line.

(L-R)

Valentine's Collection: Unicorn Horn, Heart Throb, Floating Flower

Permanent Line: Twilight, Think Pink, Phoenix Rising


Bubble Bars

Heart Throb - with organic shea butter
Unicorn Horn - with lavender oil

Bath Bombs

Floating Flower - Jasmine scented
Think Pink - Sweet vanilla for relaxation
Phoenix Rising - Cinnamon scented for a refreshed feeling
Twilight - Lavender scented with a calming notion

The Unicorn Horn and Heart Throb bubble bars are the stand out products for me.

Bring on the Easter collection.

xxxx
Tasha