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I love a good pampering session just as much as the next girl, but sometimes I don't have much time for it so these are the products I use when I only have time for pampering in the shower. As you can see the majority of these products are from Soap and Glory as I love their products and have a sizeable collection.

I'll start off by saying I have two bottles of this and the one above is the old packaging. I've reviewed this product in full here but for now let me just tell you this is amazing for removing all my makeup. It leaves my skin feeling super smooth and it's not drying at all, and on top of that it also smells amazing.  

Once again, the packaging for this product has changed but the ingredients are still the same. I don't use this daily as it does dry out my skin but on a weekly basis it works fine for me. It also smells amazing (this is going to be a common theme, I mean come on everyone knows how fab S&G products smell), and it has little beads which will burst when you rub it into your skin. 

I swear by this scrub and S&G Breakfast Scrub which are my two holy grail body scrubs. It isn't too harsh on my skin and it does make a huge difference, especially on my arms. 

This is also another holy grail product of mine and many other bloggers love it too. It is quite a thick butter so it does take a little time to rub it in, but I mean it's nothing horrendous it just means you can just slap it on and pop your clothes on straight away. I'm fine with that as I know my skin will be really moistursed after using it.

Finally is a stretch mark cream I've been trying out. I picked it up at a local pharmacy for £1 and I thought why not try it?! It's not going to break the bank if it has no results. So far, I've not noticed a difference but I've only been using it for 10 days or so. It is super soothing when I apply it over my stretch marks and it doesn't have a distinct smell.

What are your favourite pampering products? Let me know in the comments!


My week hasn't been particularly entertaining because I'm still on crutches, fab (I've explained more here and here if you want to know more). But it has been relaxing and I had a catchup and coffee with my friend the other day and ate the most delicious brownie. 
I've not been working this week either and so that's meant I've had a lot more time to plan and write blog posts and I'm really excited about them so keep an eye out this coming week to see what I've got planned.

The sky was beautiful the other day, and I just had to share a photo of it with you all. Sometimes getting up early has its positives!

What have you been up to this week?

I love finding new blogs to follow, new content to read and new bloggers to connect with so I'm always on the look out for more blogs. I have a few things I keep in mind before I follow a blog though and today I'm sharing those with you. I will say, these are my personal opinions on the topic and we all look for different things I'm sure. It's not to say that if you don't have any of these that I won't follow someone, they're just in the back of my mind before I follow.

Photography | Photos are the main thing that catch my attention when I look at a blog. I love photography and clear, in focus and bright photos are key for me. I need to be able to see the product clearly most importantly!

Easy to follow | This may sound like a silly one but if the bloglovin' button isn't easy to find it can put me off, unless I love the blog. I like to be able to follow a blog quickly and to be honest, I realise this does seem like a menial point but it's just personal preference!

Easy to read font | I have bad eye site and even though I wear contact lenses I want to be able to easily read the text in the post. If a font is too small I'll struggle and it puts me off quite a bit if I have to strain to read a whole post. I realise in my posts I will add a 'small' font for links, but the rest of the text is very readable (in my opinion anyway, please let me know if you feel differently!). 

What do you look for in blogs? Let me know in the comments as I'd love to know :)

I start my final year at uni in a couple of months and I'm both excited and terrified, I want to keep being a student forever! I've decided since it'll be my last year in a student house I want to make my room really cute and cosy. I've been browsing online for quite some time for a few things I want to buy for my room and I thought I'd share them with you.

Love Decoration £3 // H&M Cushion £6.99 // Storage Drawers £12
Mug £2 // Coffee Pods £5.49

I will just say that the storage drawers do in fact include 4 drawers but I couldn't fit them all in the photo. I was planning to use these for more makeup storage as the storage provided is student accommodation is limited. 

Are you off to uni this year? If so is there anything you're lusting after in particular? Or do you just love browsing home decor like me?

I feel like nowadays no-one really prints out photos, they just keep photos on their phone and put some on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc and forgets about them. I realise I sound super super old by saying that (and I'm only 20!!) but I love getting photos printed out. I can then put them on my walls, in photo albums, give them to people or put them in my journal. 

So if you're one of those people who never prints photos out or always does, I have a brilliant offer I had to share with you. All you need to do is download the Snapfish app and you will receive 50 free prints every month for a whole year! You only have to pay for postage which is £2.99 every month which is an absolute bargain. 

I've just ordered my first batch of photos, and I will say the photo credits only last until the end of the month every month - am I making sense?! Basically, the credits don't roll over so if you miss a month you've lost the credits! 

Let me know if you download the app and take advantage of this offer!

p.s. I am in no way being sponsored or paid by Snapfish for this, I just had to share this offer with you. 

UPDATE: My photos arrived and I am so impressed with the quality of the photos themselves as they were all from my iPhone!
If you read my 52 Weeks Project post on Sunday you'd know that I'm currently on crutches and have a temporary cast. Now I'll start out by saying it's nothing serious and *hopefully* the cast will come off tomorrow as I've only got muscle damage. However, it means I can't work this week because at work I run up and down the stairs about 50+ times a shift which isn't possible whilst on crutches. So whilst I have a few days off from 'daily life' as such I'm going to be relaxing a little bit and I'm taking some time to myself.

Planning blog posts | I finally have enough time to plan all the blog posts I've wanted to for the past few weeks as I'm not working full time. This will mean more blog content for all your guys, yay!

Netflix marathon | Having a cast on is the perfect excuse to have a Netflix marathon and to spend time watching DVDs, including my all time favourite Harry Potter.

'Me' time | I feel sometimes I just need a break from the daily chores, responsibilities and tasks and I need time to myself. This week has been the perfect time for me to do this as I can't really do much else! 

Organising my laptop | My laptop has been playing up recently and I think it's down to the amount of junk I have on here. Okay, technically it's not junk it's just things I don't necessarily need. I'm starting by organising all my photos which is much needed as I probably have 25,000+ on here and I wish I was exaggerating. I love taking photos as you can guess, considering at one point I had 8000 photos on my iPhone alone!!

What do you have planned for this week? Let me know in the comments!

I've been quite anxious about posting this as I'm not sure if I'm the only one who feels this way. Despite the title saying 'we all feel a little lost sometimes' I feel my thoughts really are all over the place at the moment. This isn't to do with beauty or blogging but my blog is an outlet for me so I hope you don't mind this post.

I'm about to start my third and final year at uni, and I don't regret a single thing about attending uni but I feel lost. I feel overwhelmed with what this final year will include, apart from the obvious - my dissertation. I'm not sure what I want to do when I graduate, whether I'll follow on to do something completely unrelated to my degree or continue into a career relating to Psychology.

I love my degree don't get me wrong but I don't know what I want to do with it and it fills me with anxiety to think about it. I'm almost 20 and I have no idea what I'm going to do with my life. I know I'm still young but what do I want to do with my life? I have no idea. 

I love beauty, photography and Psychology. I've also considered working in a children's nursery which I did for work experience many years ago whilst I was at school. I'd happily go back into education again and complete a course on Child Care (which I almost did instead of A levels) but it makes me so scared. I thought I'd have my life planned out by now, and I don't. I'm lost, so so lost. 

One day I would love to have a family of my own, that's always been a dream of mine. I can't wait until the day I become a Mother and have a family. But what do I do until then? I'm nowhere near that stage yet, and I am full of anxiety about everything.

I'm not really sure what direction I was expecting this post to go in, but I'm just hoping I'm not the only one who feels like this. I apologise this post has got fairly 'deep' I guess, but I felt I just needed to say it. It links to my social media is an illusion post because I feel everyone else has their life together, and I don't.

Have you ever felt like this?