Saturday, 26 October 2013

THE Winter Coat

I love the Autumn/Winter - I love the colder weather and being able to layer up (I'm much more comfortable with lots and lots of clothes on to be completely honest) so the winter coat is important to me - it gets a LOT of use and therefore I need to be 100% sure that it's the one before I hand on over my hard earned cash and this year's was no exception!

I decided that this year I wanted to join the parka trend so off I set on my quest to find THE parka. I must have ordered around 5 or 6 from different places which all ended up going back for not being long enough, warm enough or because they just looked utterly ridiculous on me! And then there was this one!

I very rarely go in to Topshop these day - I'm neither cool enough nor skinny enough to be wearing clothes from there anymore but I saw this as I was walking by and just knew - you know that feeling, the one where you know you just have to have it! So in I went, tried and bought! To be honest, I didn't even look at the price and was a little taken aback when she said £95 (ok, rather a lot) but I was committed and just couldn't leave it behind!


As you can see it's a pretty standard looking khaki parka with a fluffy hood (which is obviously a bit too big for me) and is apparently borg lined - I have no idea what borg is but it's basically wooly lined!

Now that was about 4 weeks ago now and I have only worn the damn thing once in that time - the weather in the UK is bloody ridiculous turning mild meaning that I don't actually need such a big coat. Because of the lining, it means that I just can't go out in it just yet as I'm boiling even before I've left the house - a good sign it's going to keep me toasty when the weather finally does change but too much at the moment.

Have you found your winter coat yet?

Wednesday, 23 October 2013


Well hello there lovely people who read my blog. Yes, it has been a while since I last posted - I've just been busy to be quite honest and found it difficult to just sit down and think about what I would like to write about!

Anyway, whilst perusing my local Marks & Sparks today, I came across the magazines and spotted a pretty awesome freebie going on with the latest Instyle magazine so I popped one in my basket and thought I'd just let you all know about it. For just £2, you get 3 little miniature products of REN Skincare items - perfect for giving it a whirl don't you think! I have wanted to try the REN skincare ranger for a while now but for some reason or another just haven't.

All in all you get the Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk (10ml), Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream (10ml) and the Vita Mineral Active 7 Eye Gel (3ml). The Evercalm items is from their sensitive range and the eye cream is in the 'normal' range.

The cleansing milk is what I've had my eye on - I prefer a cleansing milk over a balm cleanser so we'll see how this one fairs up (I'm thinking of picking up a few more to keep back for travel companions - if it's any good that is).

Have you tried these before - what would you recommend from the range for someone who has normal to dry skin!