Monday, 14 December 2015

Casual in Cos

I have a new favourite shop: Cos. I have recently become obsessed with this store and want everything in it! The clothes are amazing quality and I love the simplicity of the designs. Their jumpers are particularly good and I love all the snuggly knits currently in the store for winter. I also recently picked up these trousers from Urban Outfitters. If you know me, you will know I am a huge fan of trousers and it's very rare you will catch me in a skirt or dress. I have a whole wardrobe full of funky trousers and these are my favourite new addition. Although they really aren't very flattering and don't go with much, they are perfect with a slouchy jumper and pair of trainers for a casual weekend look. 
Jumper- Cos
Trousers- Urban Outfitters
Trainers- Adidas
Clutch- Whistles
Watch- Uniform Wares

Monday, 7 December 2015

Prepping for Russia

The majority of my Christmas list this year is focused on my trip to Russia at New Year. I am priming myself for the minus 20 degree weather forecast and the inches of snow by stocking up on lots of warm clothing! I can't quite imagine exactly how cold it is going to be as I have never really experienced extreme cold weather. I have never been skiing and all my holidays have revolved around sunshine and the beach, so this is going to be a whole new experience for me! With this in mind, I am asking Father Christmas for some snuggly snow boots and lots of cosy jumpers this year. I have been on the lookout for a super toasty winter coat for a while now and when I found this gorgeous Jasper Conran down-filled coat in Debenhams, I knew it was the perfect piece. It is so, so warm and the hood is so fluffy and cosy. I have never had a really warm coat, and always go for style over substance, but I think this is the perfect combination of being warm and practical, but not looking like a sack of potatoes! I also picked up these gorgeous Miss Kurt Geiger boots from Debenhams which I literally haven’t taken off since I got them. They are perfect for work as they have a slight heel and are super comfy....not sure if they will survive in the Russian snow though!
Coat- Debenhams
Jeans- Topshop
Boots- Debenhams
*PR Sample

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

SenSpa

I have recently discovered the lovely SenSpa range, designed around the treatments and products used at the SenSpa at Careys Manor Hotel in the New Forest. The spa offers a true taste of Thailand with authentic Thai spa inspired treatments and a focus on the health of the mind, body and spirit. From these treatments, the Body Therapy range has been created, to give you that spa feeling in the comfort of your own home. The UK made range consists of 100%natural essential oils and all the products are as natural as they can possibly be with no parabens, sulphates or animal ingredients. The range consists of three main fragrances- Relaxing, Nourishing and Detox. I tested out a couple of products form the Relaxing and Detox range to start my SenSpa journey!

Relaxing Body Wash and Relaxing Body Butter
I absolutely loved the smell of this range, and it is no wonder that it smells so amazing when you read what is in it. Organic lavender, starflower, jasmine, bergamot, patchouli and geranium essential oils all contribute to the heavenly scent. I also had a mini version of the Body Butter in the Relaxing Mini Treats gift set, which consisted of the Body Butter, the Body Wash and a body polisher. The Body Butter left my skin feeling really nourished and moisturised, however the scent was a little too strong for me as I have very sensitive skin and I am used to using unfragranced body moisturisers. This little set would be a great present or stocking filler, and it also has a little ribbon so you can hang it on the Christmas tree!
Detox Body Scrub and Muscle Soak
The Detox range blends nine essential oils with seaweed and Dead Sea salts to detoxify and rejuvenate the skin. I am a huge fan of Dead Sea salts and the benefits they have to your skin, therefore, this range was a winner for me. I found the scent of the Muscle Soak a little overpowering, but it did make me feel very relaxed in the bath! The Body Scrub is a really nice consistency and the natural pumice in the product worked hard to slough away any rough patches. I like an exfoliator that is quite abrasive and really feels like it is doing something, and this one left my skin super silky. 

This range is really well priced for a spa brand (these products were between £5.95 and £6.95) and you can pick them up with your food shop in your local Waitrose. I also really like the packaging of these products and they would make a great present, perhaps for your mum or nan, for Christmas. 

Have you tried anything from SenSpa before?