Lootcrate Unboxing

So I follow cherrywallis on YouTube and i saw her do an unboxing of lootcrates jkrowlingswizardingworld box and thought….I need that in my life!! The jkrowlingswizardingworld box is a bimonthly box and it costs Β£39 including shipping which sounds like a lot but the products you receive are such good quality,they have lootcrate exclusive items so items you won’t be able to buy in the shops and it comes all the way from America so for Β£39 I’m sold!! This month’s theme was defence against the dark arts and eeeeee the items I got are so SO cool!!

First up a lootcrate exclusive T-shirt πŸ™‚ 

They always have a pin badge in the box which is another reason why I brought it because you know I love me a pin badge!! This is marvarlo gaunts ring one of voldemorts horcruxes πŸ™‚

Book ends ahhhh how cute are these one says piertotum the other says locamotor together they create the spell McGonagall casts to protect Hogwarts from voldemorts attack.

Dumbledores Army notebook. This is super cute!! 

And finally Severus Snapes wand pen!! The detail is just amazing!! 

Summer OOTD a Collaboration with Being Chantal

Well, you have to have interested in fashion of course. I was thinking perhaps an ootd? Summer or winter. (Depending on your country) I’m feeling a bit spicy, like blowing up my creativeness. SO, if you are up for it email me: beingchantal@gmail.com PS: This is for blogpost or youtube πŸ™‚

via FASHION COLLAB ANYONE? β€” Being Chantal

This beautiful girl is Chantal and I have been following her blog and YouTube for a long long time! Chantal posts on WordPress and YouTube about a variety of things such as outfit of the day posts, look books, self help posts and cooking posts (all of which make me hungry as they look super yummy!) so when Chantal was looking for people to do collaborations with i knew i had to jump at this chance!! So today I will be showing you guys how i style jeans for summer and head on over to BEINGCHANTAL (link at the top of page) to see how she will be styling leggings for summer which i am very much looking forward to as i have various pairs of leggings and no idea how to style them so please please please check her blog out!! Edit: Chantal’s post will be live tomorrow πŸ™‚ ❀

 

Here is how i am styling jeans this summer i hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

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Pair with flowy fabrics

If i am wearing “heavy” material on the bottom such as denim I will pair them with a nice chiffon/silk/cotton top that’s more breathable and helps keep you cool. I have paired this high-waisted pair from primark with a lace bralet also from primark and this cute sun patterned chiffon wrap blouse from Marie curie cancer research charity shop.

Adjust the length

I like to roll my jeans up in the summer to create different lengths not only does this create a different style but it also helps to keep you cool!!!

Accessories!!

Think about what accessories and footwear to pair your jeans with to help keep you cool and finish off the look, I added my black mule sandals that i got for 99p from barnardos (originally office) my floppy black sunhat black velvet choker and some primark sunglasses.

Come back tomorrow for TWO posts

A Product review

LOOTCRATE UNBOXING!!!!!!!

 

Recent purchases πŸ›

Hello lovelies so I have brought a few pieces recently that I thought I would collate into one post for you all so here goes πŸ™‚

Neutrogena pink grapefruit face scrub Β£2.16 Tesco ❀ This smells so good it’s such a soft soothing product and it works so well on my skin BULK BUYING now!!! VaVa boom mascara Β£6 boots they had a buy 1 get 1 1/1 price on makeup so I got the mascara and this gorgeous lipstick for Β£8 as the lisptick should have been Β£4 but as it was the cheapest item it was Β£2 early defense eye serum Β£15 this sounds like alot of money but my god does this product work I’ve been using it since January and I can honestly see the difference!! X

Labyrinth t-shirt lootwear 😍enough said. £11 shipping included x

Lilac Bardot top £5 f&f 😍how gorgeous is this top? It just looks so summery!

Lastly bargain of the year. So I went into next to have a little browse as the online sale was annoying me it didn’t load properly all the sizes were sold out so I thought Raar fine I’ll go in store, I had a Β£20 gift voucher from Christmas that I hadn’t spent so I thought ooo let’s see if I find anything……and I did!!! I’ve waited so SO long to find the perfect denim jacket I’ve wanted a long oversized jacket as I think it looks so cool πŸ™‚ and then I saw it!!! It should have been Β£40……it was reduced to……..Β£16!!!!! Sixteen pounds!!! With m gift voucher that means I spent nothing on it and still have Β£4 left!!! YAY!!!! Xxxx

Posts 21July-31st July

Hey guys so thought I’d share with you the posts that you can expect to see on my blog for the rest of July πŸ™‚

July 21st Recent Purchases

July 22nd Collab post so exciting!!

July 23rd Pinterest outfit 1

July 24th product review

July 25th what I’ve packed for Disneyland

July 26th-july29th no posts as I’m in Disneyland

July 30th Disneyland Vlog or blog post depending upon what I’ve managed to get footage of πŸ™‚

July 31st A trip to David Austen gardens again either vlog or blog depending what footage I get 

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Primark haul x

Hello loves so this evening me and my bestie Becca went to primark to stock up on our respective Disney holidays!!! Becca is visiting Disneyland Florida and i am going to Disneyland Paris!!! I am so excited as I’ve never EVER been to Disney Paris or Florida!!! I’ll admit I went a little crazy on primark and kinda actually only brought 2 things for Disney but oh well!!! So here we go….

Mickey mouse t-shirt Β£4 Alice in wonderland pj set Β£10

Glitter socks Β£1 white pink & denim chocker set Β£0.50 Beauty&the beast chocker set Β£2 khaki socks Β£1 black loafer style flats Β£3 black lace bralet&brief set Β£5

Yellow sunflower print blouse Β£5 I have a similar style in a nude colour that I’ve already worn to death! 

White and black stripe flute sleeve top Β£3 I love this sleeve style!! Not a summer essential but definitely something I’ll be wearing in autumn/winter

No…I can’t go into primark without buying anything harry potter related…no I’m not sorry….keeper vest top Β£3 white t-shirt Β£6 coaster set Β£4 

That’s it πŸ™‚ what as your favourite item??

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Summer Aspirations πŸ’›πŸŒž

I’ve seen alot of summer goals posts and thought I’d do one myself πŸ™‚ today was my last Monday for 6whole weeks! 4 days left and I’ll have 6weeks off 44days infact!!! πŸ’›

Here’s my aspirations

πŸ“šRead 3 books here’s my reading list post so you can see what I’m hoping to read http://wp.me/p3bKtq-Gn 

Sign up to the library-I have a 200+ collection of books so I’m thinking although that’s fine maybe joining the library will be helpful!

πŸ›Visit the museum

β›ͺVisit the cathedral

πŸ‘ŸGo for 2 walks a week

🍰Bake more

βœ‚πŸ”¨1 D.I.Y/Craft project a week 

πŸ’»πŸŽ₯Blog&Vlog more

πŸ“·Take lots of photos 

πŸ“¦πŸ—‘Clear out! 

Get a new piercing 

Finally

Laugh, have fun and make memories xXx

My week pt2Β 

Just a little roundup of last week πŸ™‚ x

Thursday 6th July 

This little fluff ball had her boosters at the vets she was such a good girl and all the staff at the vets commented on how good and pretty she is! 😍 As we were there until 7pm Darren took me out for an all you can eat Chinese buffet at our local Chinese yummy x

Saturday 8th July 

We woke up early today and went to Toby carvery for breakfast it was super yummy!!! Β£12 for 2 all you can eat buffet and bottomless tea&coffee!!! Then we did some shopping and some gardening πŸ›πŸŒ±then headed to my parents to eat food and watch films πŸ™‚ we watched John wick 2 and despicable me 3 ❀

Sunday 9th July

I went to see my nan&grandad as I hadn’t seen them for so long and then when we arrived my cousin’s who I haven’t seen for even longer were there!! Perfect way to round off my week x

Current Favourites

So I dropped the ball on monthly Favourites I did Jan&Feb and kinda gave up! So here’s a roundup of some of my recent Favourite items πŸ™‚

Blue converse. http://wp.me/p3bKtq-Fq

This post explains my love for converse! So when they emailed to say they had a sale on I had to browse! I’d seen these when I went on the website to replace my old classics and thought ooo pretty so when they were in the sale AND I had a 20%code well i think that’s the universe telling me to buy them… So I did!

Lumix camera. My husband is so good to me! I wanted a new camera and saw this one but it was well above my price range but I’d kinda half talked myself into it because this will allow for better content on my blogs and also will help create better vlogs so anyways long story short Darren brought me the camera and I am paying him back what I can and he’s paying the rest πŸ˜€ 

Loose leaf teapot. I have wanted a loose leaf teapot for so long I’ve got a beautiful teapot that my mum brought me for Christmas a few years back but modern loose leaf filters don’t fit inside it so hen we went to York I went to hebden tea shop aka heaven and brought this one for 14!! It’s super easy to use and infuses the tea so nicely none of the leaves fall through and end up in the cup thankfully!!

Original source shower gel. Ummm these smell…so freaking good!!! I’m using Raspberry and vanilla at the moment and have brought the coconut one too!! It leaves your skin smelling amazing and soft too!!!

Khaki shorts. Stop hold up these shirts are #life and they were only Β£4 from boohoo!!! WHAT!!! They are super soft super easy to wear and wash really nicely they keep their shape and they can be dressed up or down I have already worn them to death!!

And finally……my new found love….

 That’s right I am in the ARMY!! Jin and jungkook are life 😍😍 if you haven’t heard of them check them out they are called BTS and they are just amazing their music videos are works of art and their dance routines #dead 😍xx

So that’s it my current Favourites πŸ™‚ 

Natalie xx

The Travel Tag

The lovely Jennie from 50shad3s0fjay tagged me in the travel tag so thank you much for this as in super super excited to answer these questions πŸ™‚ check out her blog&blog post below 😘 x

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1Where are you from in the world? I’m from a little city called Peterborough in England I was born here and have lived here my entire life I grew up in a small little village πŸ™‚

2Have you been overseas?When?Where?I have been overseas a few times I’ve been to Spain, France,Germany,Switzerland and Texas 

3Do you prefer summer or winter?Why? I prefer autumn πŸ™‚ 🍁 I get bored of summer and winter there’s elements of both that I love and elements of both that I hate but autumn is perfect πŸ™‚ however if I’m abroad I prefer summer as the heat is different overseas!

4Summer or winter fashion? I like both I love floral dresses,shorts cute camisole tops sandals and floppy hats but I also like coats scarves boots jeans and jumpers!!

5Where is somewhere you’d love to travel to? Top of the list is New Zealand!!

6Name your essential makeup items for the beach. Ummm suncream does that count as make up? Thats all I’d wear on my face to the beach!

7Are you currently saving up for a trip? Not a trip no but I’m saving up spending money for a trip in 13Days!!!!!

8Do you like/dislike travelling? It depends what transport im traveling in! Aeroplane NO train YES car YES

9Name a place in the world you’d love to shop. To ‘borrow’ Jennie’s answer New York it just has to be the only place anyone would ever want to shop!!

10What is your favourite accent in the world to hear? Irish. 😍

11How many countries have you visited? 5

12Why do you travel? I love to explore I love finding hidden gems trying new foods buying one off finds learning about different places and cultures emersing myself fully into the world around me

13Favourite city or country. York. I love York it’s such an amazing place I know hardly exotic but I’m a homebird at heart!

14Most memorable experience abroad. Other than nearly decapitating myself in Spain I would say visiting Monaco and watching Darren drive a Ferrari around the famous formula 1 bend!

15Best item purchased from abroad. I usually buy things for other people as apposed to myself I’d say in terms of value for money the best purchase was my UGG boots from Texas I got them for Β£55 in England they’d have cost me 150!

16Advice for those who want to travel but think they can’t. Do it. Book the trip. Save every penny I keep all denominations of change under 20p in a jar then out that towards spending money it all adds up also go on websites such as booking.com or lastminute.com for good deals, or if you live in your own place think about house swapping with someone abroad? Look for internships or jobs overseas the possibilities are endless!

17Prefered method of travel? Car or Train

18Top 3 travel items. Camera. Suncream. Phone

19Hostel or hotel. Hotel 100% because of the extra emmenities hotels offer such as dining, washing,gym/spa etc

20Are out a repeat visitor or do you explore new places? A bit of both! For example we went to York for the first time in January and we went back in June as we loved it so much and we are planning a 3rd trip! Also similarly we visited Sherwood forest centre parcs we’ve already been back and have booked for next year already! But also we love finding new places too!!

21 Can you recite your passport#from memory…..ok true story didn’t even know your passport had a passport number hahaha!!!

22Do you read up on your destination for culture/history/safety or wing it? Ok…I read up more for decent places to eat #lifeofanibssufferer! We also read up on interesting or historical places to visit such as museums as that’s our thing I’m a history nerd! 

23Where would you recommend a friend to visit and why? York. I know I know!! There’s just so much to see and do so many quirky cool places and it’s just so nice!!!

24You’re leaving tomorrow and money is no option where are you going? Everywhere! I’m on my round the world trip if money is no option! New Zealand Australia New York California Las Vegas Rome and I’d finish up…in Ireland!! 

25Favourite landmark you’ve visited? Ummm Stonehenge orrr national history museum 

26Beach holiday or travel&explore holiday? Travel and explore I cannot just sit on a beach I want to be out and about exploring!!

That’s it πŸ™‚ so I nominate every person that likes this post!!!

Xx