Summer Wish List

I still can’t believe that this is supposed to be summer, it’s currently raining as I’m typing this. So top of the wish list right now is SUN! I’m still looking for work at the moment so if I get a job soon then these will be among my first purchases.


Summer Wish List


Deliciously Ella – I’ve been trying to eat more healthily and this is one of the books that I’ve seen frequently mentioned on blogs.  All the recipes in the book are gluten, dairy and sugar free.  I love cooking and think this would differ from everything that I usually make.  You can find it here on Amazon.

Jewelled Shoes – How gorgeous do these shoes from Dune look?  I can’t resist anything that is sparkly.  I think these would be great for jazzing up what could be a relatively casual outfit.  You can find them here for £59.

Colour Block Bag – If I’m going to be starting a new job then, I think that gives me an excuse for a new bag, right?  This one from Miss Selfridge in nude tones is great as it will go with most outfits and should be large enough to fit in everything that you need for going to work.  This is currently on sale at only £24.50!  If you want a bargain then check it out, here.

Memo Note –  I love stationary and I always find that Paperchase has the best selection.  These cute little memo notes are supposed to be a tomato, although I thought they were strawberries.  Since when have tomatoes had yellow spots?  Anyway, I’m always writing things down and reckon that they would come in quite handy for a starting a new job so I don’t forget anything important.  You can find them here.

White shirt with Bow – I love this shirt!  It’ll definitely be in my wardrobe once it’s available.  This doesn’t come out in Primark stores until the 20th August, which isn’t too far away.  At the bargain price of £9 I think it will be a great addition to most wardrobes.


Summer Wish List

Lace Trim Cami – I’ve been seeing crochet styled tops everywhere lately.  I’ve seen some really cute crop tops style ones but I think this one from New Look would be much easier to wear.  I think it would look great paired with denim shorts (or if jeans, if summer decides not to come).  You can find it here at the purse friendly price of £17.99.

Berlin Street Style –  I love fashion books, although I think that with some people they are a bit hit and miss.  I got the Paris Street Style book at Christmas, which I reviewed here, and think that this would make a great addition to my book collection.  It can be found here on Amazon for around £12.

Lace-up Shoes – I have so many shoes that I probably don’t need anymore but could easily justify buying these as I don’t have any like them.  Honestly!  These pretty little shoes can be picked up in Primark from next week (30th July) for the amazing price of £16.

Shimmer Waves Bronzer – This Body Shop Bronzer reminds me of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks but costs about half the price.  I really want to try it too see how it compares to the Shimmer Bricks.  You can find the Shimmer Waves here.

Denim Skirt – I’ve seen so many skirts like this one from new look and really feel like I need one for my wardrobe.  This style of skirt is so versatile that I’ve seen them paired with a range of different styles and it always looks perfect.  This one from New Look is only £19.99 and you can find it here.


Summer Wish List

Michelle Keegan for Lipsy – Actress Michelle Keegan teamed up with Lipsy to create a stunning collection of clothes.  This cami top is one of my favourite items from the collection – although it was really hard to choose, the whole collection is amazing and I think that everyone could find at least one item they would want.  If you want to see some more items from the collection then you can find them here.

Hat – I love hats, although I’ll be completely honest I don’t always wear the ones that I have.  I did see this one and want to add it to my small collection as I don’t have a grey one and it looks so pretty!  I found this here at New Look.

How to be Parisian  – You might have guessed from the fact that I have three books in my wish list that I quite like books!  I’ve seen a lot of bloggers posting pictures of this book on Instagram and really want to see what all the fuss is about.  If you want to check it out too you can find it here.

Body Butter – Body Shop’s Body Butter’s smell amazing!  I’ve recently just finished off their mango one so next time I’m passing by I’ll be popping in for a new one.  This strawberry body butter, here, looks like it’ll smell good and I feel like the Body Butters are really moisturising too.

W7 In the Nude Palette – If you don’t already know about W7 then where have you been?  They do great dupes of high-end products and this In the Nude Palette is one of them.  This one is similar to the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette but costs much less.  I bought W7 In the Buff palette, which is similar to the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette (review here) a while back and absolutely love it.  Since I use In the Buff so frequently I’ll soon be adding In the Nude to my collection too!  You can find it here on Amazon.


What’s on your summer wish list?  What do you think of the products that I’ve chosen?

Also I’m planning to announce the winner of my giveaway as soon as possible, I’ve had some family stuff going on this past week or so and I hope you can understand that my family comes before my blog.

The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm

I got this a while back as I think it was the December issue of Glamour had the Body Shop Joy card; where you had the chance of having £3 or more on the card. I had £3 which is great as it knocks a couple of pounds off the price and gives you an excuse to buy more than you actually would have spent. After buying a few presents for other people I decided to treat myself to this little lip balm. I have a lot of lip balms so of course I need another one to add to the collection.

Born Lippy Lip Balm

I decided to go for Passionberry I’m not sure what this is exactly but it is explained on The Body Shop website as being an exotic berry flavour/scent.  This lip balm smells amazing; it smells a bit like passion fruits to me.  It looks really purple in the tub but this doesn’t really transfer onto the lips. It is very, very slightly tinted but I don’t think that it is really noticeable. I really don’t mind this as I bought it mainly for the fact that I love lips balms especially in the winter. It leaves lips looking super glossy and I find it to be really moisturising too which is a great thing when it is so cold outside. I find that it lasts about as long as most lip balms do and will have to be reapplied throughout the day and usually lasts around 3 hours before needing topped up.

Born Lippy Lip Balm

As you can see from the picture I was a bad beauty blogger and touched it before I took my pictures!  I decided not to swatch it mainly because you really can’t see much of a tint, it looks mostly clear.  So if your look for a lip balm that is really pigmented then this is not for you, but if you just want to keep your lips hydrated and soft then I can not recommend these enough.

You can pick up The Body Shop’s Born Lippy lip balm instore and online for the tiny price of £2.  There are also 4 other flavours/scents in the range and they also have the Born Lippy range in a stick from.

Have you tried any of the Born Lippy lip balms?  If you have what did you think of them?