I recently came across Asda Photo where you can create personalised products online and have them delivered straight to your door. A lot of supermarkets offer personalised photo products but you have to go in store and design them which can often not be practical. With this service it is so easy to use either on a pc/tablet or on a phone. I used their website to order a cushion and a calendar for next year using photos I had on my phone.

Here are a couple of screenshots from my phone showing how easy it was to select a picture and resize it to use:

I love how simple the service is to use and the prices are really reasonable too! The cushion was £20 which included the insert, if you wanted just the cover and had your own insert it would be £16. The desktop calendar was £8.50.

It only took a few days to arrive and both are great quality. I think sequin reveal cushions are super cool and this one is so cute with my cats on.

The calendar will be great on my desk at work next year.

They do so many other great things here and would make ideal gifts, especially with Christmas coming up!

Sarah x

Can changing your pillowcase to a satin one help you sleep better and be kinder to your face and hair?

We spend around a third of our lives sleeping and recent studies have revealed that our bedding, particularly pillowcases, may be causing wrinkles, facial creases, frizzy hair, and split ends.

“Most people choose cotton pillowcases as they have heard this is the most breathable, however they do not work well with the skin. The highly absorbent properties of cotton will cause your skin to stick to the pillowcase, which can lead to creases in the skin and permanent wrinkles over time.

The best pillowcases reduce friction between your skin and the pillowcase and also promote constant air flow on both sides of the textile – such as Satin. This allows air to flow and deliver
consistent amounts of oxygen to the skin. Oxygen is necessary for skin to repair itself overnight.
Furthermore, consistent airflow helps to regulate the temperature of the skin and prevent uncomfortable sweating. When facial skin excessively sweats during the night, it is more prone
to sleep lines due to increased friction as well as acne breakouts due to clogged pores.

Satin pillowcases are nonabsorbent, helping your skin maintain maximum moisture. It also prevents wrinkles, allowing you to wake up with smooth, clear and flawless skin every morning. Satin pillowcases also provide a smoother surface for your hair strands, which reduces matting, breakage, tangling and snagging. It will also reduce hair shedding as tossing and turning at night can be damaging to the hair follicle, ultimately resulting in more frizz and less shine. With a satin pillowcase, hair can easily glide across the fabric, preventing hair fall. It also benefits  those who suffer from dry, brittle, frizzy and static hair as satin does not absorb moisture from your locks, unlike cotton alternatives.”

I have been sleeping on a pillowcase from www.makeupbox-ldn.co.uk for the last week and priced from just £12.99 for a single pillowcase, and £24.99 for a pack of two I really urge you to try them!

I noticed when I wake up I don’t have bedding lines all over my face as I used to and also if I go to bed with damp hair its not a complete birds nest the next day! I have really noticed the difference in my morning bed hair!

Have you tried a satin pillowcase?

Sarah x

As I am trying to expand my wardrobe I am getting a lot of my new items from Femmeluxe. I talk about this website a lot on here as I am so impressed with their clothes. They fit me so well and have so many different things that are great prices and great quality.

As usual, I ordered all of the items in a small/medium which is a UK 8-10 or a size 10 if there was no S/M option and I find this is the best size option for me and they fit really well.

Khaki Oversized Sweater Dress – Ola

S/M (8/10)

£12.99

I love oversized jumpers and dresses this time of year. They are perfect to wear alone or with leggings/tights. This is so comfy and quite a thick material. It is the same feel as their loungewear sets and they are always so comfy. Love the colour too.

Purple Glitter Sparkly Shift Mini Dress – Lexia

Size 10

£16.99

I loved this dress as soon as I saw it online, I got the blue version a couple of weeks back and loved it so much I wanted the purple one too. It gives off unicorn and mermaid vibes and is sparkly. It is such a girly dress and not something I would usually go for but at the same time it is really my style being mermaidy. It fits well and the straps are adjustable which is a bonus with any dresses as I always like the make the straps tighter as don’t really like low cut dresses but you have the option with this one if you wanted to lower it! The length of the dress is good and it’s comfortable and does up with a zip at the side.

Light Wash Extreme Rip High Waisted Denim Jeans – Elise

Size 10

£20.99

The quality of these jeans is great. I love the ripped feature, it is quite extreme. They are quite thick so ideal for this time of year and teamed with a jumper it makes a really comfortable outfit but still looks like you have made an effort to dress up. I prefer light jeans to a darker denim. You could also layer them with a bright pair of tights or leggings underneath would look good.

I got these as I was planning a leg tattoo above my knee and wanted to show it off!

Blue Denim Button Through Shirt Dress – Mila

Size 10

£17.99

I wanted a denim dress for a while, this one is quite lightweight, whilst still being thick enough. It is ideal for anytime of the year and again, would be great with bare legs or tights/leggings

Delivery is always super quick and I am always impressed as the clothes turn up in a couple of days, great if you need a last minute outfit! You can also pay extra for next day 🙂

Sarah x

For the last couple of weeks, the weather can’t seem to decide if it is still summer or if winter is coming. When going outside I always want to make sure my face is protected by the suns rays. I use prescription acne gel at night which makes your skin so sensitive to the sun to it is important I limit sun exposure to my face. I have been using the Vitage skin defence SPF30 as my go to face moisturiser if I know I am going outside.

I hate applying normal suncream to my face as they are always so thick and greasy but this one is a super lightweight moisturiser as opposed to a full blown thick cream. It soaks in well and leaves your skin matte.

It is quite hydrating too so is ideal if you have any dry patches on your face. You can also use it on the back of your neck or chest, anywhere you need it really but it is gentle enough to be used on your face.

Really impressed with it as an everyday moisturiser with SPF and it protects against UVA and UVB as well as other environmental stresses.

Do you use sun cream or a moisturiser with SPF on your face?

Sarah x

As I am trying to expand my wardrobe I am getting most of my new items from Femmeluxe. I talk about this website a lot on here as I am so impressed with their clothes. They fit me so well and have so many different things that are great prices and great quality.

I ordered all of the items in a small/medium which is a UK 8-10 or a size 10 if there was no S/M option and I find this is the best size option for me and they fit really well.

Blue Glitter Sparkly Shift Mini Dress – Lexia

Size 10

£16.99

I loved this dress as soon as I saw it online, it gives off unicorn and mermaid vibes and is sparkly. It is such a girly dress and not something I would usually go for but at the same time it is really my style being mermaidy. It fits well and the straps are adjustable which is a bonus with any dresses as I always like the make the straps tighter as don’t really like low cut dresses but you have the option with this one if you wanted to lower it! The length of the dress is good and it’s comfortable and does up with a zip at the side.

Blue Distressed Ripped High Waist Denim Shorts – Jovita

Size 10

£18.99

Black Extreme Rip Distressed Denim Shorts – Jovita

Size 10

£18.99

As the jeans I previously got from here fitted me so well around the waist and the bum I wanted to try out some of their denim shorts too. I went for a blue pair and also a black pair and they fit perfect around the waist. I like the style of them as I like the ripped denim look and they are very frayed around the bottom. You could always trim off some of the hanging bits if you prefer. The pockets are a good size and these would look great in the summer or with tights in the winter.

Black Front Print Two Piece Loungewear – Lesli

Size S/M (8/10)

£14.99

If you have read my previous posts about Femmeluxe you will know how much I am a fan of two piece outfits.

I find all of their lounge wear sets are super comfy. The material is quite thick and this one has a design on the front of the top and down the side of the bottoms. The trousers fit perfectly and I love having a top to go with it.

I think to get two items of clothing for this price is so good. You can either wear them together or wear them with anything else really. The trousers would look good with any top/jumper or top really, they don’t necessarily have to be worn as the set.

Delivery is always super quick and I am always impressed as the clothes turn up in a couple of days, great if you need a last minute outfit! They are all packaged well and bagged individually.

Sarah x