Sunday, 27 July 2014

Shoe Zone Lilley Sandals

Lilley Black Strappy Metal Trim Sandal - £12.99*

Summer Look:
Cross T-Shirt - Topshop.
Low-Rise Short-Shorts - Hollister. 
Beaded Necklace - F&F Clothing at Tesco.
Lilley Strappy Sandals - Shoe Zone. 

Hello! I was kindly sent a lovely pair of Lilley sandals from Shoes Zone. The weather has been beautiful recently and I've been wearing the sandals on a regular basis for the past two weeks. They are just so easy to wear and go with almost any outfit! I decided to pair the sandals with my cross t-shirt from Topshop and low rise Hollister shorts. I finished the outfit off with my silver beaded F&F necklace from Tesco.

I have to say they are super comfy and fit well! The sandals have not given me any blisters or discomfort and they keep my feet really cool in the Summer sun. I have been wearing them a lot and they have not become scuffed for damaged so I am pretty impressed at the quality and how well they are holding up.

The metal studs on the sandals give them that 'festival style' feel and the silver studs go well with the black synthetic leather straps. The majority of the sandals I own fasten  across and below the ankle but these Lilley sandals are a little different, the strap fastens around the top of the ankle, like an anklet. I thought this would feel bizarre at first but they fit really well and feel secure.

What do you think of these Lilley sandals? What's you favourite Summer footwear?

Check out the Shoe Zone Holiday Shop with a wide range of sandals and shoes for Summer! You can also find Shoes Zone on Twitter.

Disclaimer: Shoe Zone sandals were provided by Shoe Zone ( Although these sandals were sent for review my opinions are my own and 100% honest. Full disclaimer

Claire Louise Xx


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Makeup Revolution!

Hello! I recently won Megan's 500 follower giveaway over on her blog ( and I thought I would share with you the Makeup Revolution goodies I won. 

Makeup Revolution:
- Lipstick (The One).*
- Blusher (Now!).*
- Vivid Blush Lacquer (Heart).*
- Redemption Palette Romantic Smoked.*

I'd never tired any of the Makeup Revolution products but have seen all the hype on Twitter so I was really excited when I found out I had won Megan's giveaway. I've been using the lipstick almost everyday and I love it! The colour is beautiful, such a nice pink nude and the staying power is pretty good. I've only used the blush lacquer once so far but first impressions are good. Its really easy to apply and blend in and the texture of the cream is not too heavy or sticky.

I haven't got around to use the powered blusher or the eyeshadow palette yet but I'm sure it won't take me long. Thank you Megan! I'm definitely going to try more products from Makeup Revolution!

Have you tried any of the Makeup Revolution cosmetics yet? Any 'must have' suggestions?

Disclaimer: The Makeup Revolution products were all acquired as part a blog giveaway hosted by Megan at Student Style. Full disclaimer

Claire Louise Xx


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Happy 2nd Blog Birthday Giveaway!

Hello! I was my blogs second birthday on the 3rd of June, but as you know I've been real busy recently with university, work and preparation for moving house! To be honest I'd totally forgot that my blog had turned 2, what am I doing? 

I promise I will get back into the blogging, at the end of this week I will be off work for the Summer holidays which means more time to concentrate on my blog and I already have a few ideas. Ian and I are moving house so I really want to blog about that. We have also been thinking about vlogging and dipping into YouTube again! I've also really neglected my photography recently so I want to start doing more of that again and sharing some of my snaps with you!

Blog Birthday Giveaway!

To say thank you to all you lovely people who follow my blog and have shown me so much love an supported I want to do a giveaway! 

I have decided to do surprise gift box packed full of treats worth £25! Some of these treats will be makeup, beauty products and jewellery but I want you to let me know what you would like to be included too! 

All you have to do to enter is fill out the Gleam widget below and leave a comment letting me know what items and products you would like to be in the box! 

Happy 2nd Blog Birthday Giveaway!
T's & C's:
- Fill out the Gleam widget to enter. 
- You must be a follower of this blog using either Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin to enter.
- If you are under 16 years old please have your parents or guardians consent to enter. 
- Open to the UK only! This is due to some products being liquids, sorry!
- The giveaway will end on 12/08/14 at 11:59:59 PM (GMT +00:00 London). 
- One winner will be chosen at random and contact via email. 
- All entries are check so no cheating please! 
- No entries from fake accounts or accounts made solely for the purpose of entering giveaways. These entries will be deleted. 
- The gift box will be well package and posted first class via Royal Mail. 

This is the first time I have used Gleam to host a giveaway. If you have any problems entering please email me at or tweet me on twitter @ClaireeLouisse

Good Luck! 

Claire Louise Xx


Favourites and Peeves #9

Hello, I have not blogged in nearly four weeks, terrible! I've been really busy with work and university, completing my first PGCE placement. Ian and I are moving house too, stressful but really exciting! Hopefully it won't be long before everything is a little more settled and I can fit more blog posts in, until then heres my current favourites and peeves. 


St. Tropez Instant Tan Wash Off Face & Body Lotion (Light/Medium) - The only downside to the start of Summer are my pale white legs that have been covered up all Winter! I love this St. Tropez instant wash off tan! Although it can be used as an all over body tan I like to use it on my legs to give them a nice Summer glow when I want to wear a skirt or shorts. It dries really quickly and gives a lovely, streak free, naturally looking tan which can be easily removed with some soap and water at the end of the day. 

Lush Charity Pot Hand & Body Lotion - I've love using the Lush Charity Pot! This hand and body lotions leaves my skin feeling really soft and smells so nice! The lotion has a scent of shea butter, rosewood and ylang ylang, very soothing and calming so I love to use it at night after a long relaxing soak in the tub. 

Treaclemoon Limited Edition Melon Bath & Shower Gel - I love the sweet melon scent of this bath and shower gel. It is one of those scents that reminds me so much of Summer! The bottle is lasting so long and its perfect for creating bubbles in the bath or using as a shower gel, lathering up really well. 

Brita Fill & Go Bottle (Pink) - I'm the worst for not drinking enough water, the trouble is I despise the taste of tap water, that awful metallic taste! I spotted this Brita Fill & Go bottle in Tesco for £15 and it has been my little lifesaver. Inside the lid is a small Brita filter with filters out all the impurities in tap water leaving a nice refreshing taste! Now I really have no excuse for not drinking water! 

Gatorade Perform Thirst Quencher Cool Blue - I found this American sports drink on the 'Foods of the World' aisle in Tesco.  Its so rehydrating, similar to Powerade. It has a nice refreshing taste too! 

Nakd Cocoa Crunch Bar - I'd fallen in love with these bars. With so many flavours to chosen from. Cocoa Crunch is my favourite. Not only do these bars taste so good but they are a healthy snack, with 100% natural ingredients and they are wheat, dairy and gluten free. 

Metcalfe's Charity Topcorn Sargent Salt - I first spotted the Metcalfe's bags of popcorn in my University canteen but since then I've spotted also spotted them in Primark. Its a delicious popcorn snack. Donations from purchases of 'Sargent Salt' bags go to supporting CLIC Sargent, one of the UK's leading cancer charities for children and young people! To find out more visit

Hinkler Perfect Puzzels Word Search & Sudoku - I found these adorable pocket sized puzzle books in my local Aldi store. The designs on the front are so adorable! I always have some sort of puzzle book in my bag to help kill time waiting for an appointment or for traveling. 

Primark Opia Flower Statement Necklace - I recently bought this statement necklace from Primark, I think it was around £4 and I've paired it with so many outfits. I love the blue colours and the line green gems. 


Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain & Balm (Fate) - I was really disappointed with this lip stain. As soon as I opened the lip for the balm is broke and snapped and the colour 'fate' is really dark and not very flattering. 

Aussie Take The heat Leave-In Spray - I usually adore Aussie hair products but this leave-in heat spray has really let me down. Although it has that loveable Aussie scent it just does not protect my hair enough making it frizz from the heat of my hair dryer or straighteners. 

Claire Louise Xx