Friday, 19 June 2015

LIFESTYLE | VEET HAIR REMOVAL CREAM

It's June and my summer has officially started! On the subject of summer, now is about the time us girls start whipping out the razors so today I shall be reviewing Veet's Grape Seed Oil hair removal cream.

I absolutely hate using razors on my legs, I always end up cutting my self plus I just don't have the patience. I think it was about two years ago when I found out that hair removal cream was a thing and up until now I have always used Nair (purley because it's £1 in Savers!) up until a couple of days ago when I used Veet's hair removal cream.

 What I love about this cream is that you get a little spatula to help put on and take off the cream, of course without this you're forced to use your hands and I find that this is always a messy process so it was nice to not have to spend ages getting the cream from under my nails! I also noticed that there was so much cream in one tube and after using it on both legs I still had enough to probably repeat the whole thing. The last thing I loved about using this cream was the smell, I don't know how they did it but this hair removal cream smells like absolute heaven compared to any of Nair's scented removal creams. When using Nair I've found that the smell is always so strong, I've had a housemate ask what the smell was when my ensuite bathroom door and room door were both closed, even worse when I had to explain what it was! The only negative I noticed when applying the cream to my legs were that they did sting at times but it wasn't too bad, it was more than berable just a bit irritating.

Overall I give Veet's hair removal cream a 9.5/10!

Friday, 8 May 2015

WISHLIST | Nº.14

May wants
Where has the time gone? How are we already in May?! Today I bring you my May Wishlist!

1 - Skater Dress | I keep seeing these co-ord like dresses and can't help but feel so jealous of everyone who can rock them! (I'm on a mission to find a similar one in petite!) I love that you could wear it for a special occasion or even casually in the summer with some pumps! 

2 - Court Shoes | Since working in Next I've seen so many women rocking little heels and I'm not a big fan of smaller heels but I'm growing more fond of them recently.. I think these ones are absolutely beautiful and would look absolutely amazing with the dress above

3 - Bomber Jacket | I'm not sure when bomber jackets will fall off trend, but it's still in and I'm loving this one from Monki. So lightweight and easy to style, they're going to be so big this summer!

4 - Gold PU Skirt | This skirt from Topshop is so beautiful, I remember seeing it in store and really wanting it but the price was too high and now I've found out it went down to £5 but is now sold out! I love the colour so much, I'd probably style it with something black. Fierce! 




Thursday, 2 April 2015

FAVOURITES | MARCH

Hello there, long time no see! Today I bring you my March favourites and a new blog domain. I've wanted to buy a domain for so long but always thought "it's not the right time" but I recently asked myself the question, when is the right time? Never, so just do it! On to my favourites..

100 Days Happier by Domonique Bertolucci - £7.99

I've always liked books on happiness but have never actually purchased one. I don't like the ones that try and tell you how to be happy as they're usually very long and I don't have the patience, but I came across 100 Days Happier in Waterstones and after one glance inside, I decided I'd have to buy it! Each page features a different inspirational message, my favourite one so far is the one shown above. Waking up and reading a new page instantly puts me in a good mood for my day!

Monday, 16 March 2015

WISHLIST | Nº.13

Wishlist Nº.01

[1] - Trench Coat
I never really understood the hype about trench coats until I saw someone the other day rocking a beige one, it was so beautiful and now I'm on the hunt for one! I came across this black one from Topshop and love how it can make such a simple outfit look so amazing.

[2] - Wall Decor
Inspired by Sammi from BeautyCrush, I saw in her haul she had purchased some of these and put them in frames, I thought this one was a nice and a very inspirational one that would look great nearly anywhere around the house! (Maybe not the bathroom!)

[3] - Striped Top
I may have a slight obsession with stripes but I don't care, they are beautiful and I will never stop loving them! I love a good high/polo neck and short sleeves so this one is kind of perfect.

[4] - Duster Coat
I've also had a thing for Duster Coats recently, I love the colour of this one and think it would even go well with the striped top. Would be such a great statement for spring/summer time!

[5] - V-Neck Top
As soon as I saw this it reminded me of something Beyonce would wear in the 7/11 video. I love the stripes and the fact that it's a V-Neck. Would look amazing with a pair of high-waisted trousers.

[6] - Heeled Sandals*
Another Sammi-inspired item. I watched her Dubai vlog the other day and fell in love with her Zara shoes which had cut outs, I came across these pair and thought they looked kind of perfect. Once again I think this would go so well with the striped top and duster coat!


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Happy Birthday POBA & My goal for Lent!

Happy birthday PerksofBeingAlly, you are three today!

I probably shouldn't be dedicating a post to my blogs birthday as I've gone on about 138484 hiatus' since it turned two! But it's my blog and I can post whenever and however I want! Although I've not blogged as much as I hoped I would in the last year, when I have, I have absolutely loved it. It's my little place on the internet where I can write about things I like, share what I'm wearing or just talk about how I'm feeling. It's going to be great being 60 and reading everything back! My life would be completely different right now had I not started this blog three years ago, so cheers to three years!

As much as I don't want to admit it, I'm quite the pessimist. I constantly think about what's going wrong, how it's going to get worse and how I'm never going to feel happier. I will be turning twenty in four weeks and I don't want to stay how I am. I know how I want to be and what things I want to do, but I pick out the cons and force myself into thinking I can't do anything I desire to. I don't want to be that person that looks at everyone else and feels jealous, thinking "I wish I could do that" I'm too young and also too old for excuses. I might not live to the next February 26th and I don't intend on leaving feeling incomplete!

Recently I've been feeling happier (I don't care about jinxing that, I'm not going to feel happy forever so I'm appreciating it while I can!) I've been busy and changing things in order to keep myself happy without caring what others will think. I'm not religious but I do love taking part in Lent, so this year my goal for Lent is to continue thinking and being positive. I will start doing things that genuinely make me happy and see how I can change my attitude towards any negativity.

What are your goals for lent?

Sunday, 25 January 2015

MUSIC | Playlist Nº.01

Hey! I've attempted to do music related posts on my blog quite a few times but always seem to fail the simple task of continuously posting them on a monthly basis, so here I am, trying again for 2015.

I recently discovered a website called 8tracks, a site full of playlists that consist of at least 8 tracks. I honestly didn't think there were a better music streaming site than Spotify, until now! For the past week I've been losing myself in different playlists, discovering new artists and absolutely loving it. (My favourite is the chill section) Listening to all these new songs inspired me to make a playlist for January, compiled of all the songs I've been playing non-stop and my flatmates probably can't stand! So have a listen, tell me what you think and if you've got an account, follow me - allyretro!

(You can press play without a new window opening or you having to have an account to listen, 8tracks is too cool for that)

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

OOTD | All In The Value

Coat - Matalan | Blouse - H&M | Skirt - Tesco Clothing | Boots - TK Maxx | Bag - River Island 

Hello first outfit post of 2015! A couple of days ago me and Vanese were popping in to town and the sun decided to join us.. of course we had to take full advantage of this and find a nice spot to take outfit pictures at. I settled on this wooden gate, it makes a nice change from my white background!

I bought this coat a couple of months ago at a bargain of £10 but have never worn it, I don't like to wear coats are shorter than my skirt - (also the neckline on it is so awkwardly scooped, it irritates me) but it's 2015 now and I've got to start wearing what I buy! I have fallen in love with this H&M blouse, I'm surprised I've not damaged it anyway yet, I've worn it so much! It goes with pretty much every lipstick and well.. that's all I've ever wanted in life! Finished the outfit off with my trust River Island bag, you can never go wrong with black and gold!