NuMe Silhouette Straighteners Review

So, recently I purchased a new pair of straighteners from the brand NuMe. I had heard of this brand before but was yet to try their products. When Ingrid Nilsen released a new video on her channel which included a coupon code for these straighteners I grasped the opportunity with both hands and decided to treat myself to a new pair using the coupon, which by the way was an amazing discount. It allowed me to buy these straighteners for only $17 where as they usually retail at somewhere around $139 ish (tbh I can’t remember exactly).
As I live in the UK I did end up paying around $12 for shipping and $5 for tax so overall it didn’t even come close to the price I could have paid for a decent pair of straighteners in the UK. So your can’t really argue.

The straighteners did take about 10 business days to arrive which did worry me slightly as  I had anticipated them arriving on my doorstep within 5-7 business days but the company did reassure me  that this was completely normal. I was given a tracking number but was only able to view where my package was while it was still in the USA. But hey ho it was worth the wait in the end.

So on to the actual product, the straighteners look premium when they come out of the package, I ordered them in black and they look just like GHDs. In the package a heatproof drawstring bag was also included which makes them easy to transport and pack in a suitcase. They also included a plug adapter which was very helpful because I had completely forgotten that I was likely to need that. The product its self has a wide temperature range which means that anyone with any thickness of hair will be able to use the straighteners in any way they want to.

 

Below are some photos of the straighteners which will give you a feel for the look of the product:DSCN0596
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InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask Review

As you can probably tell from my previous posts, skincare is a large part of my life! So getting the perfect routine is essential for me to look my best. Recently, I was sent some products from InstaNatural which is a brand specialising in natural alternatives to regular skincare products all of the products look so premium yet very affordable.

One of the products I was sent was the InstaNatural Dead Sea Mud Mask. In the past, I have used quite a few face masks and I always ended up going back to the proactive skincare mask but that is nothing compared to this mud mask. It recommends that you only use it once per week, because it is so nourishing to you face and leaves your skin feeling fresh and smooth which is the most desirable effect from a mud mask. I may be the only one but I prefer it when a face mask makes your face tingle which for me shows its working!

The product comes in a large tub which tends to be quite rare for products of this price, making it worth every penny. The pot is plastic and the colour scheme is beautiful again making the product feel much more premium. The actual mask is of a thick consistency and it is a grey colour.

I really like this product and how the majority of the ingredients that go in to making the product are natural, you can purchase this Dead Sea Mud Mask from InstaNatural on amazon at a really reasonable price!!

Although I received this product for free all of the opinions are my own!!!

The packaging

The packaging

DIY Day Dry-wipe Day Planner

In an attempt to be more organised, I decided to try out a Pinterest method of making a dry- wipe day planner which has kept me so much more organised and its cheap to make and you can customise it to make it fit your room decor.

Below is a photo method on how I made this planner:

This is so useful and I hope it works for you too, if you try this out be sure to send me a photo on Instagram or Twitter.

Insta Natural – Skin Clearing Spot Treatment Review

So for today’s post, I am going to be reviewing the Insta Natural Skin Clearing Spot Treatment. I had never heard of these products before until I got the chance to review them, but I am so glad that I found out about these products as they have definitely changed the way I go about my skin care routine.

This treatment, is a nearly all natural product that contains salicylic acid, which does wonders to my skin as an effective spot treatment. The product information doesn’t actually specify how often to apply the treatment, so I experimented with it and found that it works best when used twice a day, so I use it once in the morning after I have cleaned my face with a Simple Foaming Face Cleanser and again in the evening.

The bottle advises to dip a cotton bud into the treatment and apply straight to where your spots are, the treatment drys out the spots so quickly and shrinks the appearance of spots from the first use which I have never found with any other face treatment before which makes it ideal. I have particularly bad skin and I have to take anti-biotics for my skin which lessens the amount of spots I have. InstaNatural’s treatment make the spots I do have far less noticeable and it relieves the pressure.

The packaging make the product seem very premium, and the blue glass gives an image of sophistication and it fits perfectly in to a makeup bag or to be left on your bathroom side because of its small compact bottle. Attached below is a picture of what the product looks like.

I did receive this product for free but all of the opinions are my own!

The Packaging

The Packaging

London Calling

 

London is the biggest city in the UK and for me the most exciting. There is nothing better than a large shopping expedition in London  mooching around all the designer shops pretending as if you can afford to buy the majority of the shop when in actual fact you can barely even afford to buy a piece of paper with their logo on, but hey ho it is good fun.

Its safe to say I bought some lovely things and had a great time too! Here are some pictures from our trip and some images of the things I purchased:

 

Outfit of the Day- Travelling in Style

Today, we have been travelling for about 4-5 hours in the car and the traffic was awful. So I was really proud of myself when it had dawned upon me that I was actually comfortable which is never the case for me in long car rides. The outfit I wore was perfectly comfortable but didn’t seem like I hadn’t bothered to get dressed.

This outfit was so cheap to put together as the majority of the items were bought from budget stores which makes this perfect for travelling!

Chia Seed and Flaxseed Crackers

In this post I will give you all the essential ingredients and cooking temperatures you will need to make these crackers. They are a great healthy snack that will fill you up for longer and work perfectly with Philadelphia or Humous. If you try them make sure to send me a photo.

  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 steel cut oats
  • 2 table spoons flax seed/ linseed
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon virgin olive oil

To make the crackers, you need to add all of the ingredients into a metal bowl. I prefer to add all of the dry ingredients first and then the wet ingredient however this doesn’t alter the taste.
Next leave the mixture for 30 minutes for the chia seeds to absorb, then roll out onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 150c for around 40-60 minutes or until dried out.
Once baked let the crackers sit for a few minutes before serving and store in an air tight container.

Check out the video I have made on this:

 

 

The Importance Of Exploring – My Recent Expeditions

Exploring is a key part of discovering your hobbies and interests. Exploring is one way of seeing parts of the world you have never seen before and its a great way of spending an afternoon or even a day. As autumn sets upon us here in the UK, exploring becomes much more exciting. The colours and atmosphere seems so much more happy. For me autumn is the best time of the year when it becomes acceptable to still be outside and be wearing hats and scarves but its not too cold that you need multiple coats!
I can guarantee that in your local area there are places you are yet to discover, and you should go and check them out. It will be a fun experience for you and you may find that there is so much to do in the area and some unique places and things to do.
Over the past week, I have been on two expeditions and I took some photos to share with you to inspire you to go out doors this autumn and discover a new place in your local area. Attached below are some images of my explorations:

Germany 2015

For our main holiday this year, my family and I set out on a trip to Germany for a few days to visit friends. As you may or may not know our family has close links with Germany, when I was very little my parents and I lived in the Bodensee area of Baden-Wuttenburg. It was a great experience and ever since we moved back to Germany we have always made an effort to visit as much as possible. It is a beautiful place and I feel privileged to have spend so much of my life living between England and Germany!

Attached below, I have added some photos from our trip including some photos from Affenberg which is an attraction in which you are able to feed monkeys from your bare hands.

My Favourite TV Programmes of 2015

My Favourite TV Programmes of 2015

School takes up so much time. It absorbs any free second you imagined you had but then realised you had an important essay to write. So free time is a rare luxury that I like to spend either eating, or watching TV. For me TV is a way of winding down and relaxing and this year I have branched out further and started watching programmes I wouldn’t usually go for, so I thought I would share with you my new TV programmes of 2015.

1.Melissa and Joey
Melissa and Joey is a sitcom typically broadcasted on E4 staring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. The programme is about a council woman and her niece and nephew. Mel needs more help round the house and ends up hiring a male nanny who goes by the name of Joe Longo, the family have a quirky life but always seem to make the best of any situation. I love this programme because it is so light hearted and I can dip in and out of it whenever I choose as it doesn’t follow any specific story line.

2.Pretty Little Liars
As I’m sure many of you will know, Pretty Little Liars is a murder mystery with a varied number of suspects. Throughout the series many of the main characters get framed as suspects, and one unknown character who calls themselves “A” makes the lives of Hanna, Aria, Emily and Spencer a misery. The programme is enthralling and although I was late to the trend and despite not yet finishing the programme and still knowing what happens in the end, I have really enjoyed watching it. I feel as though this programme takes a bit more concentration but is still fun to watch!

3.Friends
Friends was a sitcom produced in the 1980’s and 90’s featuring Jennifer Anniston, again I have been late to the trend on this one too. My parents were always religious watchers of the programme and always reminisce about particularly funny scenes, so I decided to see what it was all about and I can safely say I don’t regret my decision whatsoever and I am definitely going to carry on watching it.

So to conclude these are my favourite programmes of 2015 so far and if you haven’t already seen any of these programmes I can highly recommend them. If you are looking for something new to watch be sure to give any of these recommendations!!

Let me know what your favourite programmes are in the comments below.

Ellie xx