Introduction to Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard Remedies

I’ve been focusing in on creating a skincare routine and have compiled a few pieces. My last post about L’Occitane was the first step and the second is Neal’s.

I was on my way to Frome when mum said there was a Neal’s Yard factory store on our route so we stopped into the store and bought a whole bunch of stuff.

We tried the infused tea and lemonade then perused the shelves for goodies.

Mum bought a bag full of hand cream and I of course got face stuff because I want to stay looking 23 for as long as possible. I picked the Orange Flower Facial oil, a Be Lovely Bath and Shower Gel, an Orange Flower Facial Wash  and a few other bits.

I really love the vibe of Neal’s, the lady behind the counter really talked with passion about the products and answered my questions and I learnt a little too. Apparently Neal’s use blue bottles to preserve to products the blue deflects the sun so Neal’s don’t have to add preservatives into their products.

I’m really sold on Neal’s and can’t wait to have glowing skin.

Have you guys tried Neal’s? What’s your favourite product? what should I get next?

I wore

Pink Shirt – Zara

Jeans – Primark

Denim Jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten

Shoes – Next

Bag – Vintage

 

Amelia xxx

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Floral Congratulations

My love for flowers came from my mum. Ever since I can remember she has had flowers in our house. decorating our coffee table, kitchen and fireplace with colourful blooms. We’ve both spent years giving and receiving flowers as gifts for our loved ones. They are personal and unique and have a lot of meaning.

I have an occasion to give the gift of flowers in my family because I’m going to be an aunty again. Im going to have a niece which makes me so overwhelmend with excitement, I’m so happy my family is growing. The lovely people at Prestige Flowers (voted #1 for next day flower delivery and Review Florist UK Editor’s Choice) kindly sent me one of the New Baby flower bouquets and a few little extras to give to my nieces’ mum.

They look so so beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with them. Unfortunately the daises did suffer a little in transit but all the other flowers look beautiful so you don’t really notice. In the bouquet you get bouvardia, peach roses, spray roses, stallion chrysamthemums, carnations and germinis and a little pink elephant. All very girlie and pink and perfect for a congratulations present. Also a little care note which tells you everything you need to know about looking after your flowers and how to preserve their longevity. Which for me is super handy because I’m more of a go with the flow kinda girl when it comes to my flower care.

When you order, you get the option of add ons which I of course got. A cute little grey penguin plushy a vase, a free box of chocolates and a little personalised note.

To find the bouquet go here. or you know copy and paste ( https://www.prestigeflowers.co.uk/new-baby-flowers?top_nav )

I wore

blouse (similar here and here )

jeans – Primark

Amelia XO.

p.s. bouquet was a gift from Prestige Flowers, I views are my own.

Mini Feel Unique Haul

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I got third place in a feel Unique competition, which is super exciting. The box finally arrived in the post today. I couldn’t not share because I love everything i got.

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Palette – Fleur De Force in Lunar Rose

Matte Lip Cream – NYX in Stockholm

(Really high lights the olive undertones in my skin)

Makeup Bag and brush – Moomooi Feel Unique

(Beautiful illustrations!! Check out Meredith Wing on Instagram)

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hair ties – Invisibobble

( I love these little pink spirals, they don’t get stuck in my hair and I’ve never had to cut one out unlike standard hairbands that weave into my hair and stay there)

Phone Case – Moomooi

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ID Wallet – Moomooi

Moisturiser – Steam Cream 

( I’ve been looking for a new moisturiser and this smells amazing, smells like it’s going to really nourish my skin and have quality ingredients)

Hand and Nail Cream – Elemis

( I love Elemis products and they smell amazing and work wonders. This British Botanicals hand cream smells like the best parts of the Eden Project or a flower show. With Lavender and camomile this will be great before bed)

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Thank you for reading, back to more style posts soon,

Amelia, XO

Cherry Blossom Bath Time

I posted a photo of the Lush Cherry Blossom Bubble Bar on Instagram about two weeks ago and have finally gotten round to using it.

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I was very kindly given it for my birthday along with a chocolate duck and this beautiful cacti card ( i do love a cacti) by the ever so lovely Rianne.

I believe the Cherry Blossom Bubble Bar was released for their Oxford flag ship store, so there isn’t a link but i have tried the flamingo bubble bar and love it.

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( I took photos before I used the bar but didn’t check the memory card was set up right so all the footage got lost)

‘crumble one bar under running warm water to …. mounds of luscious indulgent film star bubbles in your bathing release the essential oils.’

I of course didn’t read this before taking my bath and just swished the end in the water as it was filling. It created less bubbles and i’m ok with that.

These little flowers are packed with oils and it smells delicious. It’s not a strong smell (thank god) but it’s definitely close to the smell of parma violets. It’s really a great surprise that i loved this bubble bar as I’m not a fan of parma violets.

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I’m looking forward to my next bath, I need to hot step it over to Lush Oxford Street to see what else they have in store.

Amelia, XO

Fancy Popcorn

I’m a true lover of jewellery and I try and find pieces that are stand out, something a little different, a little more then throw away jewellery. While looking over on Wolf & Badger I fell in absolute love with Glenda Lopez’s Fancy Popcorn collection. It’s safe to say that money left my account and a few days later a parcel arrived at my door.DSCN0603

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I went for the Green piece of enamel popcorn on a gold chain, because it reminded me of an abstract flower and it amused me greatly to wear popcorn. I wish it had arrived when I went out to see Straight Outta Compton ( amazing film btw, even if you’re not a fan of NWA) popcorn at the movies.

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I wasn’t to sure on the length of the chain, I’m not really into short necklaces or chokers, but i love how it sits just in-between my clavicles.The tiny pop of colour means I can wear it with anything. I wear this little piece of popcorn all the time, I get so many compliments. I might get it in other colours too. To be honest I want the whole collection.

love XO

English Pamper

English summer means nothing to us Brits with out a down poor of rain.

For me personally there is no better way to spend a day stuck indoors then to pamper myself with some goodies. Lush are the go to place for a little TLC. I popped into their original store in Poole and snapped up some treats, thank you to Rose who helped me out now end, sniffing pots and bottles, picking the right bath bomb, I could go on about how great she was, but you should go in and see for yourself.

DSCN0373I’m trying to make more of an effort in looking after my hair, I think having curly hair does take a lot of work but, I love my ringlets and waves. This Tangled hot oil hair treatment is just the thing to give my hair a little break from working. Just melt into a mug and work into your locks, leave for as long as you can and ta-dah!

DSCN0380-001Comforter is one of the best smelling Lush products ever! I could sniff the stuff all day ( disclosure: stiffed the bottle in the store a little to much) I lather this up with a bath ball and turn myself into a bath time snowman.

DSCN0374I really have no clue what this bath bomb is called but I love it! It  creates the best magic in your bath, lots of foam and bubbles.

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^just look!!!!!!!

This is the thing I’m most excited about Pumice Power, I stand all day and at the end of my working week I can’t wait to give my feet a break. Pumice Power is an exfoliant so I don’t rub my feet to hard with it, otherwise they would be so sore. Once towed off my feet are so soft and refreshed.

I used the hot oil, bath bomb and the pumice power all at the same time. It was a totally pamper fest, I felt like Cleopatra or something.

have a nice day XO

Beauty Additions

The Curly Haired Girl makeupI think all always be a sucker for shimmery eye shadow, I’m pretty sure I’ll be an old lady and still rock a bit of shimmer.

I spotted these to beautiful shimmers in No7 when I was looking for moisturiser, they are mink and truffle stay perfect eyeshadow.

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They are totally gorgeous, you can create so many different looks with just these two. just a hint for day time or blend in truffle into your crease for a smokey eye.

I used to use Elizabeth Arden Skin Serum, but have switched back over to No7. The Beautiful Skin Day Cream.

I have to say, I really love No7, it has the basics everyone should have in their daily makeup kit. Their lip sticks are perfect, moisturising, pigmented, beautiful.

Dressing Table

Every blogger I follow has the most beautiful vanity desk/ dressing table, many a night I have spent drooling over everyones decor. Not to be the only blogger not on the band wagon, i thought I’d share. Sharing is caring.

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On the left we have two mirrored boxes which contain my hair ties and clips (gift)// bunny lamp (gift) //jewellery box (Home Sense)//my favourite coin purse ( Lulu Guinness)// Cornish Piskie. I’m a definite jewellery horder, so I’ve put off buying a jewellery box for ages because i have so much of it. This isn’t even half of my collection but what can I say, I fell in love.

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The right is totally my favourite side, I love looking at the bright bloom of the flowers with the dark wood vase, and the orange frames.

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Picture frames – Max Studio// plant and pot – both B&Q// tray – Home Sense// brush holder – TK-Maxx.A closer look at my most used make-up.

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Benefit//Doir//MUA//Milani//Topshop// no7// Lush Cosmetics //Cargo // Estee Lauder //older perfume bottles

Beach Kimono

DSCN9932A little trip out the there beach, wearing me new converse. I wish I wore a skirt because it was so hot.

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Kimono – Primark

Necklace – H&M

cami – New Look

jeans – Dorothy Perkins

Shoes – Converse

Sunglasses – New Look

Bag – Lulu Guinness

love x