Winter Skincare | Hands

Hands are so important and I think one of the most missed parts of the body when it comes to taking care of them. We are all told that it’s important to moisturise your face, so you look younger for longer. But hands are neglected and they are one of the places I think ages us the most.

As we head into winter our hands are taking the toll. Here are my favourite hand care products to keep your hands looking youthful and moisturised in Autumn and Winter. Don’t forget to wear your gloves too.

Cath Kidston – A mini trio of floral scented hand creams. Each sent transports you to a stately home somewhere. A scented hand cream instead of perfume? people complimented me on my perfume and i’ve had to tell them it’s actually my hand cream. They are perfect handbag emergency hand creams.

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Geranium is my favourite scent.

I’ve the worst nails so I use Burt’s Bees cuticle cream to protect my nails as much as possible from breaking. I massage my nails with this lemon butter after using hand cream and feel very protected. I don’t feel like i’ll be getting and ripped cuticles or sore skin. Also smells amazing and comes in gift sets all the time.

Burt’s Bees

Burt’s Bees almond Milk and Beeswax hand cream is a very thick and sticky cream that needs a little working into the skin, but sinks in and moisturises deeply. It’s a very traditional smell, you smell the almonds and the honey and that’s it.

Something a little fancier for your paws is the Elemis British Botanicals hand and nail butter. Just listen to the list of ingredients. Wild flax, sweet orange, lavender, oats, patchouli, rosemary, burdock, geranium, thyme, camomile. That’s not even the whole list. It’s a beautiful concoction of scents and is such a light butter that it could be used all over the body.

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The heavy lifting hand cream comes from Elizabeth Arden.

This will sooth your winter skin ailments and leave you feeling like you’ve shed your skin and am fresh and clean. A thick gloopy cream from the Eight Hour collection, that you have to really work into the skin and leaves your hands sticky for ages. Which makes you stop what you are doing and really massage your skin. A little me time while taking care of your hands.

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What are your must have hand care staples during Autumn and Winter?

Room Tour: Uni 2016

It’s odd to see all the things that occupy your room at home, taking up space in an new place. They look familiar and sort of comforting yet out of place.

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Welcome to my uni room. I’m in halls for first year, as are most people in the UK. I have 1 person to the left and the kitchen to the right. I think I have the room that gets all the noise. But I have made this little space my own and I’ve grown to love it.

bedding – TK-Maxx | grey throw – B&M | cacti throw – flying tiger | teddies – TY & Build a Bear | beetle cushion and cacti – Ikea

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Bed side table

The draws are to small the fit anything in. I’ve put pyjama in there for now.

lamp base – Wilko | lamp shade – B&Q | cacti glass – Ikea |blue tin – M&S

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Window sill

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orange room sent – White Company | reed defuser – Bahoma (vanilla black) | apples – vintage | frame – gift | lady bird frame – Past Times | cacti – Oliver Bonas  | frames – gifts | gold Eiffel Towers – from Paris |  taranium – Joy

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My desk is huge which is perfect because my course is very creative so i need a lot of space.

Ariel picture – Disney Store | jewellery box – TK-Maxx | drink picture – Fashionology | metal basket – Wilko | white and gold pot – Ikea | flower lights – Ikea.

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I have a small en suite, that has one small shelf for storage, so i keep a metal basket under my sink for backup stuff.

Towels – PrimarkIkea | hair products  – John Freda – Batiste – Got 2 – Vo5

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I’ve the biggest wardrobe out of my friends. The size is perfect for me. Along the top i keep hair products, nails varnishes and handbags. On the rails are my clothes and my larger bags and the back. One the floor are my shoes and in the white bin is my laundry, and extras.

black containers – Ikea | coat hangers – TK-Maxx | laundry bag – Primark | extras bag – Cath Kidston 

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My hooks hold my coats  and my bag. They are together so i can grab them just before i leave for classes.

I’ve worked really hard on making this space my own, i think I’ve successfully put my stamp on the place. I love all the little cacti details and how everything has it’s space. I found out that not all the rooms here have wood floor, some have carpet which is harder to clean. I’ve very lucky to have a bigger room then the ‘better’ halls too.

Thank you for reading my latest post, I’ll try and get some outfit photos taken soon.

love Amelia XO

University Haul | so far 2016

So I’ve put the deposit on my room and have joined the halls Facebook chat so I thought it was time to give you a little look into what i’ve bought to take with me to uni.

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I didn’t really think i had a theme when it came to the things i collected to take to uni but i love the blue and green with the kitsch detail.  Nothing here cost over £10 because most of it was Ikea or second hand.

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Top shelf – left to right

Straws – Ikea | shot glasses – Primark | soup bowl – second hand | mug – similar on Etsy | cacti class – Ikea | room defuser in vanilla black – Bahoma | Eiffel towers – from Paris trips.

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cacti – from my boyfriend ( Ikea) | Cook book – DK | Shower wash – Original Source | Apple – ( from my Grandma – hipster kids glass – Jane Foster | Chopping board/work top protector – Home Bargains | Food pots – Paper chase | soap – Dove

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Bowls (large) Polish pottery (small) Cath Kidston | oven mitts – Ikea | cacti – Ikea | plates Boots Christmas gift set (sale) spoon – *Rice

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Rose gold box – Next | peg octopus – Ikea | spatula set – Ikea | tongs – Ikea | scissors/bottle opener – Ikea | straw – Disney store |mugs – Miss Etoile | Wooden shopping board – Ikea

I’ve still got to get lots more things like cutlery and more bathroom things, but I love my little collection so far. I’m really keen on not buying everything, and going to uni and spending time getting to know my environment before I decide to buy something i need. Nothing worse then moving all your stuff and not having places to put it all.

Cath Kidston Beach Hut and Knit

Aren’t these beach huts adorable, They have been redecorated by Cath Kinston to brighten up peoples day, as part of the #RandomActsofKidston. You’ll find them on the promenade on Bournemouth beach. I believe that these are the key summer prints.

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Every time I go into Cath Kidston I have to buy something because it’s all beautiful. I love their home wear. But what really makes me fall in love with Cath Kinston are the accessorise. The purses and bags that have the most lovely patterns on, just make an item that extra special.  DSCN0250

DSCN0251How to wear knits in summer. I love this knitted cross over top, it’s so perfect for cooler summer days, I paired it with jeans and of course and my Lulu Guinness. I completely forgot to put my shades on to show you, but they are so gorgeous. I love mirrored sunglasses and saw these on Venz Edits and fell in love.

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Top – River Island

Bag – Lulu Guinness

Jeans – Dorothy Perkins

Sun Glasses – Zeagoo ( ebay)

Earrings – Topshop