Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Glossy Box Reviews

Today I will be reviewing two of the products from my last GlossyBox. See it Here.


Okay, so where do I start when it comes to the Blink + Go Eyeshadow set.... I thought this product was fantastic when it comes to coverage and value for money. I always stick to the same old colours when doing my make-up however this palette offered a really pretty array of greens and greys which I was interested to try. The radiant colours on offer included brown, bronze, khaki, grey, silver grey and a cream highlighter. I tend to use a highlighter on my upper eyelid anyway, so I was pleased to see that this palette had one. The eye shadow's themselves were of a creamy texture, making them easy to apply. 
The product in question...Blink + Go Eyeshadow & Blush Palette
The highlighter which gave me great coverage and was easy to apply.
The bronze eyeshadow I applied underneath my eyes.
 I had never heard of the Blink + Go range before receiving this product in my GlossyBox but I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to try some of the other products they have to offer. When it came to enhancing my eyes, this product definitely did the job and the blusher's were just an added bonus. 
This set cost £14.95 which I think is a reasonable price to pay when you consider what you get for your money.
If you are a fan of false eyelashes, then I recommend checking out the Blink+ Go website as they have a vast number of different styles to offer. I don’t tend to use falsies myself, although I do like the finished look, I just find it’s such a massive fuss to put them on. Let me know if you have any handy tips!
*Overall I loved this product and I have decided to give it a 4/5 as it's fantastic value for money. The only negative thing I could mention is the packaging. I think if anything this could do with a little work as the make-up is such great quality that I think the packaging should reflect this, after all first impressions are everything.    


Another fantastic product which I rate highly. This product I would be inclined to say is one of the best shower gels I have used in a very long time. I was given the Eucalyptus & Rosemary in my GlossyBox and it smelt so so good! The sort of scent that stays on your skin all day which I like. 
When I buy a shower gel I am always attracted to the 'foamy' ones and this particular one has a unique 'gel to foam' formulae which instantly made me interested. A similar product on the market that I could liken this one to is Imperial Leather, which I think is usually quite expensive anyway. I think when it comes to comparing the two, you might as well spend a little more money on a luxurious, high end product that is good for your skin as apposed to spending a similar amount on a product which isn't as nice.
The Rituals shower gel costs £6.50 so I don't think it would be something I would buy on a regular basis, however thats not to say I can't treat myself every now and again:)
It has already lasted me for a while, considering I use it every day. I can't get enough!
I am really keen to try the following products as well: 

         These products can be found here

*This product is definitely more high end as I have mentioned, so I think I would give it a 4/5 as it wouldn't be something I could afford to buy all the time- although I wish I could! Also I would just like to say how generous I think it was of GlossyBox to include this product in last months beauty box, the bottle was full size not sample size and it's definitely my favourite product I have used so far. More products like this one please!

*Disclaimer: This review is based upon my own thoughts and findings 

Day 90

WOOO! The countdown has officially begun! I really will be lost without having to do an outfit post everyday. Thank you all for reading and following me on this ridiculous challenge. I am just in the process of writing up a few reviews for the products in my last GlossyBox so keep those eyes peeled..

Enjoy day 90 of my 100 day challenge!

Heart Print Jumper: Primark £12
Black & White Stripy Tee: Topshop £16
Vintage Red Satchel: New look £18
Dark Blue Chino's: Urban O £19.99
(Now they are just £10..follow the link!)
Silver Earrings: Claire's £5

Monday, 30 January 2012

Day 89

Yesterday I had the most views on my blog in one day EVER so thank you to everyone who looked! Yet another day spent job hunting today, let's hope it is a successful one hey. 

Here are my outfit photos for day 89 of my 100 day outfit challenge- the count down begins tomorrow!

Animal Print Tee: Topshop £20
My fail safe leather shorts!: eBay £10
Black Boyfriend Blazer: Primark £12
One of my favourite Clutch Bag's: New Look £24.99

Sunday, 29 January 2012

more awards for bracelets & bangles!

A few days ago I was notified by the lovely Katy Scarlett, the talent behind 'it's all so Scarlett', that she had awarded my blog the 'Liebster Blog award'. In Katy Scarlett's words, loosely translated the 'Liebster blog award' means 'beloved' or 'favourite'. The award was started to help underground bloggers with a follower count of 200 or less, to gain exposure and recognition. The rules of this award are simple and are as follows: 

1. Thank the person who awarded you 'The Liebster Blog' award and link back to their blog
2. Choose your five favourite blogs, all of which must have less than 200 followers
3. Link back to each of their blogs
4. Let them know that you have nominated them

My five favourite blogs:

1. http://stephhayhoe.blogspot.com/

2. http://louisejoyb.blogspot.com/

3. http://dotty-dolly.blogspot.com/

4. http://overlyselected.blogspot.com/

5. http://glittermud.blogspot.com/

I love all these blogs and they are definitely worth checking out!!


This is the third time I have been awarded 'The Versatile Blogger' award and I couldn't be happier! I genuinely didn't think many people would read my blog when I first started writing it, I just wanted somewhere to voice my opinions on everything fashion related. So thank you guys so much for the encouragement:) Steph, the face behind SLH. nominated me for the award this time so I must say a massive thank you to her. I also encourage you to check out her blog as it has lots to offer anyone with an interest in all things fashion and beauty.

Here are the 8 blogs I nominate for this award, they are all fantastic blogs that are evolving all the time. Show some support people!

I have other awards to post up, but I think I will spread them out so as not to sound repetitive and also to ensure I don't cheese off my own followers. That's not to say that I don't really appreciate the awards, so please do keep them coming!

Day 88

Happy Sunday to everyone I hope you have had a nice weekend. I can't believe that I only have 12 days left of my challenge! I am beginning to struggle with my outfits now though so it's probably just as well!
It will be strange not having to put together an outfit every single day, I think I will still continue to have an 'outfit of the week' post though, what do you all think? I am off out for dinner now to continue the celebrations for my sisters birthday:)

Please continue to click 'follow' if you like what you see here on bracelets & bangles. I am just 15 followers away from reaching 100...My 100th follower will receive a giveaway prize:)

Enjoy day 88, two fat ladies, of my 100 day challenge.

Floral Blouse: Primark £8
Black Trousers: Zara £19.99
Black & Gold Satchel: Primark £10
Cream Cotton Pashmina: Market Stall £5
Black Crystal Earrings: Claire's £3.99

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Day 87

Today I have had the most relaxing day! It's my sister's 18th as I mentioned in my previous post (Day 86), so this morning we were both treated to massages which was amazing. I find it really hard to switch off and relax but I can definitely recommend massage treatments for anyone who has a similar problem. We have spent the afternoon sipping sparkling rosé and eating cake- I recommend this equally! 

Here are my outfit photos for day 87 of my 100 day challenge, followed by a few pics of Chloe's 18th:) 

Glittery Cardigan: Primark £12
Satin Golden Blouse: H&M £7.99
Gold Chain Necklace: Primark £3
my little sister turns 18!


Friday, 27 January 2012

Day 86

The weekend is upon us once again folks! My little sister turns 18 tomorrow so we have lots to look forward to here in Exeter. What is everyone up to this weekend? bracelets & bangles has been awarded two more awards over the last couple of days which I am so pleased about. I will post these awards shortly. If you like what you see please follow! When I reach 100 followers, I currently have 82, I will put together a giveaway for my 100th follower. 

Enjoy Day 82 of my 100 day challenge.

Red Maxi Skirt: Topshop £35
Floral Print Blouse: Primark £8
Vintage Pendent: Accessorize £4

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Day 85

What a beautifully sunny day it is here in Exeter! I cannot wait for the summer now. Flip flops, harem pants and straw hats.....It's going to be a good one I can feel it! I am not planning a holiday this year, as I am trying to save as many pennies as I can to do a bit of travelling towards the end of next year. Is anybody planning any nice holidays this year? I went to Rome last year so I can't complain!

Enjoy day 85 of my 100 day outfit challenge..only 15 outfits left!!!

Unashamedly this entire outfit is from Primark today!
Oh well, hopefully it just goes to show that you can still look good on a budget:)
Tie Dye Print Tee: Primark £4
Black Maxi Skirt: Primark £12
Turquoise Beaded Necklace: Primark £4
This bag is a mystery! I cannot remember for the life
of me why or how I acquired it.
I am thinking it was a present? Regardless of this I love it anyway!
It will be perfect for those summer days on the beach:)