Stranger Things – TV Series Review (2016)

Title: Stranger Things

Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton

Series Running Time: July 2016-Present Day

Genre: Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Period Drama, Mystery

Rating: 5/5


After suffering from a nasty bout of food poisoning over the weekend, I couldn’t muster up enough energy to do any University work, or really anything for that matter. So, I decided to indulge myself and watch the highly acclaimed series ‘Stranger Things’, which became the hit cult show of the summer through the streaming site, Netflix. Continue reading

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Winter Wardrobe – Adore Me and My Top 3 Outfits.

With the winter months closing in, and the glint of Christmas on the horizon, there is no doubt in my mind that my favourite time of year is officially here.

Now, my life is pretty hectic at the moment. I’m a full-time Masters Student, who has two other side jobs, along with maintaining time to see my friends/boyfriend. So, when the lovely sleepwear team at Adore Me reached out to me and invited me to do a flat-lay piece (something I’ve always wanted to do, but never tried it yet) about some of my favourite lingerie/outfit ideas, I thought it would be a great idea to incorporate three of my typical outfits all in one post.

So here are my three go-to looks for the big areas in my life:

Work/University

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When I go to University/Work, I find that I want to look smart but ultimately be comfortable. This navy dress is knee-length, so I usually pair it with some tights and a cardigan, and with the statement lace collar, I find that that’s enough of an accessory to make my outfit complete. For a smarter look you could dress it up with a blazer and heels, but I usually go for flats. These black ballet pumps are always going to be classic, yet the sweet cat face gives the shoes a quirky touch to dress it up. For lingerie, this bra is a go-to for me. I love it so much, I have the same design in a number of colours. With minimal detailing on the cups, it doesn’t show through the fabric of the dress, yet gives me enough boost and support to make it ridiculously comfortable.

Date Night

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Like most girls in relationships, I love dressing out and going out with my boyfriend for dinner/dates. For date-night outfits, I try to keep it quite simple, and let my heels/jewellery do the talking. This simple LBD is a really tried-and-tested favourite of mine, and with the simple neckline but statement cutout sides, I feel it gives the dress some edge. My heels are these gorgeous lace-up booties, which are ridiculously cute but always quite comfortable. If I want to make this into quite a fancy night out, I may wear some statement tights, or even fishnets to make it a little sexier.

This bra is the ultimate thing in padding and push-up. The deep red colour makes it feel quite saucy to wear, and I always feel at my fanciest whilst wearing it.

Loungewear.

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With Christmas fast approaching, I love digging out some Xmas jammies and getting cosy for a night by the fire. These pyjamas are new, but I can really see myself living in them for the next few months. The Grinch is one of my favourite Christmas movies, and I just couldn’t say no to them in the shop. This polka-dot bra is another really cosy piece of lingerie that I love wearing. With minimal padding, it feels almost like a bralet/sports bra, which is perfect for those lazy evenings. I also find the thicker straps to be really comfortable to wear.

This was a super fun post to do, and I really found it fun to think and pair my outfits together.

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Trevarno Skincare – Product Review.

Like I’ve said before, skincare over the winter months is vitally important. Although I usually go for a staple system that, over the years, has been a go to throughout the year, the cooler months require just that extra TLC.
I was very lucky enough to be sent some products by the Cornish-based organic skincare range, Trevarno, to review. And quickly I fell in love with the products.

For Your Eyes

The first product I used, and quickly added to my morning routine was the Organic Eye Cream. Made from a mixture of essential oils, rosewater, eyebrighorganic_trevarno_eye_creamt, beeswax and cocoa butter, this product was designed to reduce puffiness and dark circles. As someone who suffers a lot from looking tired (working two jobs and a full time Uni course will do that to a person), I always use under-eye concealer as part of my makeup routine. But since I’ve added this eye-cream into my routine, I have noticed a visible difference. The cream is very thick and only a few dabs around your eye area will go a long way. It also absorbs easily into the skin, and doesn’t leave it feeling tacky. I particularly enjoyed the cooling sensation that it provided as well. It made me relax at night, but also feel alert in the mornings. The scent wasn’t overwhelming, and so far it hasn’t irritated my eyes. So all in all, a fab product.

Organic Eye Cream retails at £10 for 15ml/£18 for 30ml

For Your Hands

The second product I used was the Organic Nail Conditioner. As part of my job, I work in a bakery, and this is particularly tough on my hands. I’m lucky that I’ve never had real issues with splitting, but I used this conditioner as a preventative.organic_trevarno_nail_conditioner With clear instructions on how to use it, this conditioner has helped with reduction of ridging. With the appearance of a salve, the scent isn’t particularly strong, and I think is well worth the money as you get a lot of product. It’s also made my nails feel softer at the cuticles, and is a good step to use if you have to use nail varnish remover on your nails a lot (I love painting my fingernails, but due to work, I have to constantly remove the colour). I think this would work well for people with real nail issues.

Organic Nail Conditioner retails at £8 for 15ml/£12 for 30ml.

For Your Face

organic_trevarno_day_creamAnd last, but certainly not least, I was sent the Organic Day Cream. Now, I’ve got an issue with day creams/moisturisers. By my dermatologist’s recommendation (yes, I know I’m fancy), I really shouldn’t use products with too much oil on my face. Especially around my T-zone. So I was wary when I tried this. However, despite all my fears I was pleasantly surprised. The moisturiser didn’t flare my sensitive skin up, and I didn’t have issues with clogged pores. I noticed that it also helped calm my redness around my cheeks, and just left me with more of an even skintone. It also made my skin feel softer, and provided an excellent base for makeup. Also, with a pleasant floral scent of lavender and essential oils, I enjoyed the application of it, and it didn’t overwhelm me in the morning.

Organic Day Cream retails at £13.50 for 30ml/£18 for 60ml.

Final Thoughts

All in all, I was so happy with the products I was sent. The eye cream has become a staple in my skincare system for sure now, and I really enjoyed the use of the nail conditioner and day cream. Trevarno’s products are all organic, cruelty free and the ingredients all are ethically and sustainability sourced. They also have product lines for children, men and specialist skin issues, so really a win for everyone.

A big thank you to the team at Trevarno for letting me test and review these products. Please check them out! Links to everything is below.

Organic Nail Conditioner

Organic Day Cream

Organic Eye Cream

 

Trevarno Skincare Website