Jack Wills Wool & Whiskey Night

Sunday, 22 October 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to the Jack Wills Wool & Whiskey Night to celebrate the launch of their AW17 collection at their Soho store. As someone who never turns down the opportunity to preview the latest fashion trends, I was super excited to go. The night started with a brief overview of some of the whiskies on offer and whilst I'm not a huge whiskey drinker, I had a little sample of one to get me into the spirit (pun intended!) of the evening. As I was sipping away, I started chatting to some fellow bloggers and it was so lovely to meet them. It's not very often that I get the opportunity to meet with others in the blogging community, so we spent ages chatting and enjoying the whiskey and prosecco on offer!

We then took a walk around the store, which is so beautifully decorated. Upstairs, they have neon lights which are a lovely contrast to the rustic feel of the rest of the shop. In their womenswear section, there was an old punch bag and boxing gloves, then downstairs they have 'The Den' and fitting rooms, which is full of up-cycled chairs and tables, with chesterfield sofas and an old record player. The room was lit by copper lamps - a bloggers dream! I love stores that take an interest in the look and feel of their shop, rather than just focus on the clothing. I think it adds real character to a brand.

With their latest range, Jack Wills are celebrating British wool and their AW17 collection only contains wool from Britain. The UK has over 60 different breeds of sheep, which is more than any other country. One sheep creates enough wool for 3 suits and so it was lovely to browse their latest pieces and see the use of natural wool. Also, they had decorated the store with lots of little sheep, which were super cute and I definitely fell in love with them!

I was really impressed with a lot of the pieces in the Jack Wills AW17 collection - I could definitely have spent a lot of money in there that night. In particular, I had my eye on some of their jackets and I think they would be perfect for Autumn time. It was so nice to be able to share the evening with fellow bloggers and to get their views on the new pieces. We then finished off the night with a trip to Wagamama - an old favourite.

I had such a lovely evening at the Wool & Whiskey Night as part of Wool Week and The Campaign for Wool. A huge thank you to Jack Wills for inviting me, I'll definitely be going back into store soon to pick up some items from the range.

Glossier | Review

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

I was recently in New York and knew I had to make a trip to the Glossier Showroom as they'd yet to come to the UK by this point. Initially, this post was going to be a review of the products I'd bought from Glossier, but a brand is so much more than their products. Customer service is also super important and can really make or break a brand. 

The Glossier Showroom in New York is amazing, there's so much room to play and I spent ages trying to decide which products to buy. Eventually I settled on 3 Balm Dotcoms as they were 3 for $30. I was so excited by the bag and packaging I was given, I didn't want to open it until I got back to the UK, to ensure it was all in tact. What a mistake that was! Once I got home, I realised that I'd been given one wrong Balm Dotcom, I'd wanted Rose, Coconut and Birthday, but instead of Birthday (which was my favourite) I had been given Mint. I was so disappointed and as I was back in the UK, I assumed it was a lost cause. However, I thought I'd try my luck and took to Twitter to contact Glossier. The lady I spoke to was super lovely and instantly said she'd send me the Birthday Balm Dotcom. I was super excited when my parcel arrived and my excitement grew, when I realised they'd also sent me the Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser - one of their most popular products. I'd actually picked this up in store, but hadn't bought it, so I was so pleased when they sent it. Their customer service was amazing, they dealt with my request and issue so quickly and in such a swift manner, updating me on when the product had been shipped and when to expect it etc and on top of that, they sent me a complimentary Milk Jelly Cleanser!

What do I think of the products? 

Balm Dotcom
If you're a follower of my blog, you'll know how much I love and rave about the Nuxe Reve de Miel, so it would take a lot for me to rate another lip balm so highly, but I think I might have found it. The Balm Dotcoms are so nourishing on the lips and they actually last a long time. They all smell incredible, but the Birthday Lip Balm is my favourite. Also, it has hints of glitter in it, which I absolutely love! Once applied, the Balm Dotcoms don't feel at all tacky on the lips and help prevent them from drying, which is so important at the time of year. They're one of the cheaper Glossier products, so if you're looking for an entry point into the brand, I really recommend them. They're such a fun lip balm!

Milk Jelly Cleanser 
As I mentioned, the Milk Jelly Cleanser is such a bonus product for me and I'd heard such good reviews of it so I was super excited to see what it was like for myself. It didn't disappoint. I was a little sceptical at first as I thought the consistency might be a bit thick for a cleanser, but it's actually perfect. I apply it after having removed my make up and it makes my skin feel so clean and healthy. You can apply it to wet or dry skin, but I much prefer applying it to wet skin. It leaves my skin feeling so hydrated and soft and I've been reaching for this more than any of my other cleansers. I can really see why so many people are raving about the Milk Jelly Cleanser, it really is as good as the reviews say it is. 

Now that Glossier has come to the UK, I'm seeing more and more people mentioning them and buying their products. My experience of not only their products, but their customer service has been amazing. They really know how to look after their customers and I can't wait to get my hands on more of their products! 

Have you tried any Glossier products? What do you think of them? 

Palmer's Coconut Oil Hair Care | Review

Sunday, 8 October 2017

I always love trying new hair care products and discovering brands I've never used before. Therefore, when I was offered the chance to try the new Palmer's Coconut Oil Hair Care range, I jumped at the chance. I've tried a few of Palmer's body care range and loved them, so I was keen to see what their hair care offered. Over the past few weeks, I've been washing my hair with the Palmer's Coconut Oil Conditioning Shampoo and then I've been using the Palmer's Coconut Oil Repairing Conditioner. Once I've washed my hair, I've then been applying the Palmer's Coconut Oil Strong Roots Spray to the roots of my hair before styling it for the day ahead.

The Palmer's Coconut Oil Hair Care range includes Tiaré Petal Infused Tahitian Monoï which nourishes hair. Drying my hair with a hairdryer on a regular basis as well as frequently curling my hair means that it can soon become damaged. Therefore, I love how nourishing this range is as it really helps my hair to feel so hydrated. After I've washed my hair with the Palmer's Coconut Oil Hair Care products, my hair feels so healthy, really soft and it smells incredible! I love the coconut scent and I love that my hair smells so nice and fresh after I've washed it. Also, I've found that my hair doesn't get as greasy as quickly with these products compared to other brands of shampoo and conditioner I've used. Also, I love how creamy the Conditioning Shampoo and Repairing Conditioner are, I really feel like they're nourishing my hair. 

The Palmer's Coconut Oil Hair Care is ethically and reliably sourced and contains high levels of fatty acids which in turn further help lock in moisture, hydrating the hair. Not only that, but the range of products are free from Sulphates, Parabens, Mineral Oils, Phthalates, Gluten, GMOs, Dyes and Harsh Chemicals. Increasingly, I am becoming more conscious of the products I am using on my hair and skin, so knowing that the ingredients in the Palmer's Coconut Oil Hair Care are ethical and not damaging is exactly the kind of products I want to incorporate into my hair care regime. 

I am definitely going to be using the Palmer's Coconut Oil Hair Care range in my everyday hair care routine because I love how healthy they make my hair feel and look. If you suffer from dry or damaged hair, I really recommend these products, plus they're really reasonably priced, what's not to love?

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