Thursday, 6 November 2014

New Impulse Rock N' Love!

Wow it's been a while since my last post! 
In between all the exams of last year, working this summer, getting stuff together for uni and then getting swept away in the uni lifestyle, i will admit i've let this blog gather a few cobwebs!
So here I am blowing the metaphorical dust away (in a cute little pinnie and bandana i'd like to imagine) and opening with a review!
I was lucky enough to be sent a brand new Impulse fragrance to try a few weeks ago! Actually it was before I moved to uni, woopsie! BUT, at least this means I've given it a good chance to wow me eh?
*love a good excuse*

Anyway, I've previously spoke about how much I LOVE 'Sweet Smile' so of course I was super excited to try this new one!
I really think Impulse has seriously stepped up their game with their products lately right down to the gorgeous packaging.
I'm terrible at describing scents for someone that worked on a fragrance counter, but Impulse describes this as Amber and Orange Blossom, I can't comment on the orange but the amber is definitely there and it makes this scent so warm and do you know what, one of my guy friends described it as sexy, well I'm not going to hate on that!
Now, I'm sorry guys, but as summer is officially over it's goodbye to warm days out but that means hello to cosy nights in bars with a trusty leather jacket, platform boots and vampy lipstick and let me tell you this scent fits in perfectly.   

I actually chucked it in my bag and that's where it's stayed for the last few weeks and it's so perfect to pull out of my bag on a night out and have a refreshing break from smelling like spilt vodka redbull.
In all seriousness, I totally love this scent and will so buy it again when it runs out !
Thank you Impulse for letting me try this out! I'm in love!

What about you?
Have you tried this?

With Love

Thursday, 12 December 2013

UCAS... just no.

Hey guys, I've missed a massive part of my life out on here. 
Somewhere along the line, I became a student.... a mature student.... I'm 22..... apparently I'm supposed to be mature. Well sure okay we'll pretend then...

I decided to go to Uni after a 20 something life crisis which consisted of 

"waaa what am I doing with my life? I want to be rich.... I need a career, I dont want to work at a retail chain till the day I die" 

So I sat down, cried probably, slapped myself probably, then I wrote an application form to college and got my arse on an access course.

Access is like an A-level equilivance for old birds like me, it's only a year so it's full on. I have 3 core subjects which are Psychology, History and Law. It's a lot of work. So much work i've took to drinking glasses of wine on weekday nights alone in my room, glass balancing on my laptop.
It's so much work I sometimes feel guilty to have a bath cause I know I should be doing an assignment.
It's so much work I havent slept earlier than 1am in months.

You know what? It's been the best 4 months of my life I'm so happy with the way my life is going right now, the (metaphorical) sun was shining and I was so positive .... then....


Oh hell no, why do we have to do this thing? It's evil.
Do i remember what exam board I sat my German exam in 7 years ago? Do i fuck.
Why do i need to talk about myself for 4000 characters? On one hand thats too little
, where do i fit in the part about my daddy issues? On the other, thats a hell of a lot of words for someone who only just realised they could do something with their life. Oh man.
Silly UCAS.

Oh but no, then you have to pay!!! You pay £22... I'M A STUDENT, I would die if i won £22 on a scratch card. Thats like, a lot you know!!

Anyway, I'm still stuck on my personal statement. I wanted to send a video like Elle Woods but apparently no, that's not how it works.

Unfair if you ask me.....

Who else is doing/done UCAS?
Good luck bitches 
Claire xoxoxox

Sunday, 19 May 2013

From Impulse, With Love x

Hiiii there!
My last blog post was about how much I loved Impulse's Sweet Smile, that was a few weeks ago and my love for it has only grown, it's delicious!

I looked up Impulse on Facebook and linked them to my blogpost. 
I love how you can just do that, just drop them a message about how much you love a product without having to be formal and go through emails and call centres!

We spoke back and forth and then they told me they'd send me a little freebie! 

See, this excites me, yes Impulse is £2 and does not break the bank but I was surprised and flattered! 

I expected one of those little ones to trial or something but actually it was a big fullsized version of my beloved Sweet Smile along with a lovely little note!!!

As Impulse is £1 at Boots at the moment I had actually bought one the same day before I came home to see the postman had delivered my freebie so I now should have enough for, oh I don't know 2 weeks at the rate I'm going through it.

A small token that I'm sure wouldn't put a dent in the bank of the #1 bodyspray name in the UK but means a lot to someone who adores the product like myself.
That is excellent customer service and ensures that I will buy more and more because I'm easy like that!
Top it off? My best friend had also joined in the conversation between Impulse and myself and she also got sent the same!
If that's not a company to support then I don't know what is!

Thank you Impulse for sending me another beautiful bottle of this scent, i love it as does my friend!

What do you think?
What companies do you get the best service from?

Anything super sweet like this?
Let me know!!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Impulse | Sweet Smile body spray review

Hey guys! 
First things first, blast from the past or WHAT?
Impulse reminds me of school days when you'd have it in your gym bag and spray far too much after P.E or that sensetive time before you're quite ready to wear deodrant so you get body spray instead.
Impulse made me feel grown up and girlie when I was a young teen, so for that reason it has a place in my heart and I love to give them a sniff every now and then.
I however, just stumbled across this one today!
On facebook the other day a poll popped up (you know on of those annoying sponsered ones that always get ignored) but as it was Impulse I took a look.
The poll asked what your favourite scent was so I answered with my signature Impulse fragrance which was O2, oh yeaaaaah!
Who remembers O2?
Oh my goodness I just googled O2 and here it is!
I really want to smell it now and see the memories it brings back, i only remember it being citrus and so overpowing! 
There was also a pink one that I cannot remember the name of but was oh so good!
Anyway, after that I really wanted to give them a sniff and see what was new, surprisingly the only one I got to was the one I bought, Sweet Smile!

Sweet Smile reminds me of a Victoria's Secret body mist. It's a delicious fruity floral that smells good enough to eat!
It describes itself as having Pear and Jasmine as the main notes but I don't actually smell them, it's so well made actually it all just blends together nicely!
I would spend serious money if this was a perfume, honestly, all that it's missing is smacking a princess crown on and calling it a Vera Wang, it's honestly that good.

This was £1.99 and it's so light to carry around it's got a permanent place in my handbag you see, I'm not one of these girls that can have a big heavy bag with a cutlery drawer and a whole toolbox inside, I'm just far too lazy to lug that crap around. 

I'm such a perfume girl and have more perfume than I need but this is really up there as a favourite right now. 
Even if you don't usually like body sprays go give this a try, it may even surprise you like it did me!!

I hope you're all find and dandy, I'm trying to get into Dawson s Creek as it's on Net flicks and so far so good, I love a bit of 90's cheese.

loveeeeee you 

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Vera Wang Pink Princess REVIEW

Hey everyone, I am again (always & forever) excited about a NEW launch by one of my most favorite perfume designers, VERA WANG!

I wrote a blog post about this about a trillion years ago link here about how I didn't have photos or anything and everywhere I looked I found nothing about it!

Well today I hit the jackpot and got to see and smell it with my own, uhm, senses?

I died and went to heaven when I saw the bottle.

Sorry, I have no words. Pink glitter? It's too much, it's too gorgeous and I need it.

It's the same bottle as the original Princess Night which was a deep purple glitter but of course, PINK!

When I first smelt it I first thought "hey I've smelt this before" and as I kept smelling it I came to the conclusion that I actually already own it.
 So after kicking myself over what it is, it hit me that it is basically Taylor Swift Wonderstruck in a pink glitter heart!

Now this is a disappointment cause I WANT IT 
(iiii want it nowwwwww, Verucca moment) 
but can I justify buying it when I pretty much already have it??

However, I would recommend everyone to go try this out, it is delicious, it's a mix of creamy notes and yummy raspberry and if you've run out of Taylor Swift Wonderstruck, it does last much longer than that one which I do love, but was one of its downfalls!

Yes it sheds everywhere, yes it's ANOTHER Princess flanker, but honestly, I see absoloutly nothing wrong with that and I do really adore it.

So are you going to try this out? 
What do you think of the bottle, please love it!

sorry it's been so long xoxo

Monday, 11 March 2013

Please be careful.

Hi everyone! 
This is slightly different from what I usually post about, this isn't glamorous or girlie or inspiring, this is quite a downer if I'm honest.
Some might feel it's really gross? But I'm just being honest with what happened.

The other night I went to a house warming party, there was probably about 10 people there so it wasn't like it was packed. I went with my friend and apart from her i only knew one other person who was the host. 

I bought a bottle of Wine and think I got there at about 9, it took me till 11 to drink a little over half. I then called my friend who was in a pub to see if I could come meet her as I didn't feel ready to go home yet and the friend I had come with said she was feeling quite drunk and just wanted to go home. When I was in the Taxi I started feeling super dizzy and far drunker than I had moments before. 

I got into the pub, greeted my friend and then felt like I was going to be sick. 

I don't remember much after that.

From what I've been told my friend was unsure where I was, for ages she thought I was at the bar then got worried when she saw I wasn't, she called my boyfriend who apparently I had called already to say I wasn't well and he told her I was locked in a toilet. 
She came to find me and had to break into the cubicle where I was passed out being sick. 

I can't remember walking out but next thing I know I was in my boyfriends car unable to move or open my eyes or speak at some points etc, I was still being sick and my boyfriend was quite worried as he had never seen me like this. 

I did however say to my boyfriend inbetween drifting in and out of consiousness "I could walk home quicker than how youre driving" 
Always a charmer me.

Anyway, somehow again, I got into my house and next thing i'm on my bathroom floor, I was so disorientated I still thought I was out and i saw tunnel vision and could just make out colours really. Thank goodness my mum has odd taste and I have this weird rainbow rug on my bathroom floor as that was the only thing that made me realise I was home, it's so weird to explain. 
Adam, my boyfriend, was so amazing and the small memory I have, kept quite calm even though he was positive at this point that my drink had been spiked. I was like a ragdoll at times, just floppy!

I somewhat remember being in bed and STILL being sick, now I'm usually the type that if i've had too much to drink i'm sick once, I drink some water and I sleep it off. I've not exerienced anything like this. it's days later and I still don't feel right, I now feel like I have the flu and I'm just hoping its the drugs coming out of my system.

I'm too embarrassed to tell the host of the party, I'm scared people will just think "oh yeah whatever just cause you got so drunk" but it's weird, you know your body, you know when somethings not right, Adam knew instantly this wasn't just a case of too much Wine, no way.

I feel dumb cause I left my drink around so much, I cant remember if it tasted funny or if someone offered me a drink, I literally hardly remember anything. 

I have never been too concerned with drink spiking personally, thats embarrassing to admit, i guess i've just been ignorant but this has really shaken me. 
My friend and I have minesweeped in the past and thought we were hilarious and were fine, but I go to a small gathering and this happens? 

This has taught me to be so careful and a free drink is not worth your safety.

If it hadn't been for my friend Liz breaking into the toilet and Adam coming to my rescue who the hell knows what could have happened. They both looked after me amazingly and I feel so lucky that although it's unfortunate this happened to me, I'm one of the Lucky ones.

Whoever did this angers me so much, I don't know what they wanted to achieve from this but they must be such a sick person.

Please be careful guys, only trust your friends, I know I will be quite paranoid for a while now. 

Just stay safe and if you ever ever feel unwell make sure you call someone who is sober who can know where you are just in case you need help!

With so much love


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

How to keep calm and carry on.

Keep calm and carry on has blown up. 
You can't deny maybe reblogging an edited version maybe of your favourite song or from a fandom.
 It's everywhere and too right it should be.

I feel it's such a simple slogan, even down to the design it's not trying to sparkle but obviously everybody has noticed that in fact it does.

I'm sure we all know how this dates back to the war, it's what us Brits lived by back when things got tough, there were no men around, women had to go work in factories for some, the first times in their lives. 

Women had to fight just like their men did - just not in trenches.

See I was born in England as were my parents but their parents were Irish meaning that back in war times, I believe they were all living over there.
You know when you're speaking with your grandparents and you expect them to go really deep and go off on a big conversation about how terrible it was and how far they had to walk for stuff? I expected this.
But no. She said "oh I remember the war, I remember seeing the War planes fly over my house in Ireland"
and you think "Oh Nan, that's terrible you must of been so scared"
and she replies "no, the war was with England, I was in Ireland, It didn't bother me I liked seeing the planes"
Oh, Ok, fair enough Nan!

Anyway, it's made a comeback and I believe if it got us though that, it can get us though anything!

How to Keep Calm & Carry On:
 Lists. Lists can get you though anything. They give you a sense of control and help clear you mind. List what you want to do for jobs or what activities you enjoy doing. Just ramble them out without thinking sometimes, it's only you that will see it so write whatever you want! 
 Playlists. Create an inspiring playlist on your iPod to get you in a happier mood. Think back to a great holiday or time in your life you were on top of the world, listen to that music and think of how to get back to that person who fell in love with that song
 Talk. Find somebody you trust and just say how you feel. I've felt down for weeks and not known why I was feeling like that. If I had kept it to myself I would never have got to the bottom of it.
 Learn when to listen. Listen to people trying to help, ignore people who feel they somehow have a say in your life. Don't let anybody tell you that what you're upset about doesn't matter. People who say "So your cats ill, my grandparents ill too you don't see me crying" you know that person? Ignore them. Your problem is important and everything seems worse when it's happening to you. Don't let anybody tell you what to feel.
 Be your own best friend. Imagine your best friend was having this problem, what would you tell them to do? If its their job, would you help them look for a new one? Would you help them study if their grades are getting them down? It's easy to get clouded with your problem when you're consumed by it, take a step back and think.
 Reruns. Oh it sounds weird and so not inspiring but watching The Hills back to back has kept me going when I've felt like last months trash.
 Ask. Ask for help, ask for advice, ask to hear stories. If you and your friend has fallen out bigtime ask your mum or aunt or anyone you're close to what happened when they were in a similar situation, you'll see you're not alone and there are ways to fix every problem.
 Don't run away. I know you'll want to run away and put off the problem but honestly, the quicker you face it, own up to the issue the sooner you'll be giving it the finger and moving on. bury your head in the sand for a second maybe, but the longer you're there the more you'll be afraid to come out.
 You are never alone. Your family might not be supportive but no matter how large your problem is there are people to help. Charities are set up for just about everything these days. Use them. Even just for a chat, they'd never turn anyone away!

Remember, always just keep calm, never make any big decions in panic mode, you'll more likely than not create a bigger problem for yourself.
Everything always has to get better, remember every other time you thought your world was crumbling, when you and your boyfriend broke up and you were so incredibly upset you couldn't get out of bed. Well look at you now. You got up, you didn't let it defeat you. And you will survive this too.

It can take months and you might be scared that you'll never get out the other side, but you will because you have before. 

Please never hesitate to drop me a message if you ever feel alone.
I hope you're all okay and remember to cringe that you fell for a second maybe but stand up laugh it off and carry on walking like you're on a Victoria's Secret runway
(remember when Carrie Bradshaw fell on that fashion runway - yeah don't do that)

With so much love