Thursday, 28 July 2016

Pizza Night with Dr Oetker Ristorante!

Hello My Lovelies

Now I'm a huge fan of pizza and must eat it at least once a week- my favourite brand of all time is Dr Oetker Ristorante their pizza toppings and thin crusts are to die for and I've been purchasing their pizzas for as long as. So after a very long week and then a super busy weekend all I wanted on Sunday night was a yummy pizza. Dr Oetker recently launched a limited edition new 30% bigger pizza and I couldn't wait to try it!

Quick and to easy cook it was ready within 16 minutes (at gas mark 6) a medium spice salame and arrabiata (a spicy sauce made from garlic and tomatoes) which were really generous covering the whole pizza. This is Dr Oetker's largest thin crispy base yet, with the flavours being pretty epic for a frozen pizza and not greasy at all.

We tucked into this super delicious pizza with rice salad, Scholer and other yummy goodies which were fab sides to go with the huge pizza- it was the perfect summer evening meal. So what are you waiting for pick up one from you local Tesco, Asda or Waitrose for £3.99 for your next gathering.

Have you tried any of the Dr Oetker Ristorante pizzas, what are your favourite toppings- let me know in the comments!

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Soap & Glory Sweet Ten-Tation!

Hello My Lovelies

Recently one of my favourite brands celebrated their 10th Birthday! I can't quite believe that Soap & Glory have hit the ripe old age of 10 but they have and to celebrate they have released the coolest box of products.

The Sweet Ten-Tation is jam packed with fabulous goodies including Clean on Me the amazing creamy clarifying shower gel, The Scrub of your Life, Hand Food, and Vitamin C Facial Wash which are all handy travel sizes and perfect for Summer Holidays both here on a staycation and abroad.

Also inside this really sturdy tin (after I'm going to use mine for cakes!) My favourite product The Righteous Butter, Heel Genius, Body Spray in original pink which has lavender and lemon oil for a lush scent. Thick & Fast Mascara and iconic product Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss (which I can't wait to use!)

The best thing of all is the price, £20 will see you walk away with all of these amazing treats!
Make sure you grab one from your nearest Boots or if you're lucky online. Finally a huge Happy Birthday Soap & Glory!!

Why are your favourite products from Soap & Glory? Let me know in the comments.

Till next time,
                   Tori.
                        X


*PR Sample

Friday, 22 July 2016

Charlotte Crosby's Easilocks Launch!

Hello My Lovelies

On Wednesday I hopped on a train from the Isle to London to pop along to the launch of Charlotte Crosby's Easilocks hair extensions who is the new celebrity face of the brand. Held at a swanky London hotel we were treated to champagne and canap├ęs and had the opportunity to look at the hair pieces Charlotte has been working on with Easilocks.


Celebrities rave about Easilocks from Towie stars, Katie Price and Kendall Jenner they all love to clip in their favourite brand and so having never tried hair extensions before myself it was a great opportunity to get an in depth look at all the hair pieces. I was really impressed with the twelve different colours as I've always thought I wouldn't find a match- but there really was one!

The Easilocks team were really informative and director Shane O'Sullivan was on hand to give tips including how to correctly shampoo and blow dry each piece.

I love that the hair comes already wavy which is how I like to wear my hair but can be straightened upto 180 degree Celsius. The hair pieces are easily connected with snap buttons on the back of longer piece and the front of the shorter piece. I was really shocked to see how hassle free the hair was to attach to the models own hair and really natural looking- you would never know that she was wearing hair extensions.


Charlotte was super friendly and chatty telling me her heels were way to tall after a flight back from her Ibiza holiday and she looked stunning with her co-designed hair extensions in place.
Each Charlotte Crosby hair piece retails for £49.99 and can be bought from www.easilocks.com

Have you tried hair extensions are you tempted by the Charlotte Crosby ones? Let me know in the comments.

Till next time,
                   Tori.
                        X

Thursday, 21 July 2016

20 Random Facts about...ME!

Hello My Lovelies

Looking back through my blog I realised that the last time I did a 20 facts about me was when I had just started blogging three years ago, yes three! So here are some more random facts just so that you can all get to know me that little bit more.

1. I live on an island and have done for 20 years next month...

2. ..Before that I was born in London.

3. I work for a charity in the Fundraising department and get to work on fun events like the Isle of Wight Festival & Bestival.

4. I love designer bags and have started a little collection.

5. I've always been a book worm but just don't have enough time to read.

6. My guilty pleasure is family vloggers on YouTube.

7. I suffer with anxiety/stress which can be brought on by the most random things at the most random times.

8. I have a phobia of heights and the dark.

9. I have ketchup on everything I eat from toast to roast dinners!

10. I remember dial up Internet!!!

11. If I could live abroad in a hot country for six months of the year & the rest in the U.K I would.

12. Even though I hate heights I would love to go in a hot air balloon.

13. I love entering Twitter competitions.

14. I've been in the audience of Big Brother & got to be on Big Brothers Bit on The Side with Dermot O'Leary.

15. I'm a bit of a control freak.

16. My first memory was when my dad came home from the hospital when my mum was in labour to tell me I had a baby sister.

17. The one make up item I couldn't live without would be concealer.

18. I once ate a whole lunch meal thinking it said 'ready to eat' it actually said 'ready to heat.'

19. I would love to own a daschund in the future.

20. I love learning Tinie Tempah lyrics and then rapping them at every opportunity.

I would love to know a random fact about you, so make sure you share it in the comments!

Till next time,
                   Tori.
                        X
 

 

Thursday, 14 July 2016

New In: OGX Macadamia Oil Shampoo & Conditioner

Hello My Lovelies

Years ago I came across the brand OGX and loved to use their coconut shampoo and conditioner so when I was sent their macadamia oil combo I couldn't wait to put it to the test!
Firstly the consistency is really thick and rich and feels great to apply to my already parched hair from this Summer's sea and chlorine and sun exposure, that being said it still lathered and foamed up really easily. The shampoo and conditioner used together made my hair feel really hydrated and I felt that it had cleaned my hair right from the scalp down to the very ends. With the macadamia oil and bamboo extract in the product it also made my hair feel super soft but not fly away or frizzy which is how my hair can react to other brands.
I absolutely adore the scent of this duo and always take a moment to take a deep breath of the sweet smell as I massage it into my scalp. What I love most about this brand is that their shampoo and conditioners are all paraben, sulphate free and cruelty free too!

I'm so impressed with this range that I feel I want to expand and try some other products from OGX and have already purchased some of the mini shampoo and conditioners in the Coconut Water scent for my holiday in October! You can pick these up in Boots, Superdrug and Tesco and they are also on offer in all of these places at the moment- so why not treat yourself this pay day!

Have you tried anything from this brand? Let me know in the comments!


Till next time,
                     Tori.
                           X


*PR Sample.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Curvy Girl Outfit of the Day 15!

Hello My Lovelies

Recently I attended by friends baby shower and I wanted to share with you all the outfit I wore on this lovely Summer's day!

My top is a new purchase from Sainsbury's. It's a Gok Wan designed top and one I saw at full price but at £20 was a little too much for me, but it recently went down to £10 which seemed like a much more reasonable price for a t-shirt. My sunglasses are my Ray Ban Erika's that I bought last summer and that I just love!

Trousers come from Marks and Spencer's and are super comfy especially on days when its a bit warmer but you still want to wear trousers. 



My trainers are a new purchase from Superga, they are such a pretty lilac colour and just like my trousers are really comfy and easy to wear.

What are your favourite items of clothing you've bought recently, let me know in the comments!

Till next time,
                     Tori.
                          X

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Summer Beauty Essentials 2016!

Hello My Lovelies

It's July so surely that means it's summer right?! I wanted to share with you all my Summer essentials and ones that I've been using when we do occasionally see the sun these past few weeks!

First up the new Colab Active dry shampoo that has been formulated for those with a busy lifestyle as a fan of the original scents I couldn't wait to get my hands on this and it doesn't disappoint. A fab edition to their current range!

Everybody needs to protect their skin when the sun does shine and this factor 30 from Soltan (Boots) will do the trick, a non greasy cream that's super easy to apply. 

My pale skin needs a light application of bronzer all year round but I especially love to apply it during the summer months to enhance my natural golden look gained from the sun and this one from Rosie for Autograph is a fab, non glittery pop of colour.

I'm a sucker for scented body washes and this one from Mandara Spa is great from the warmer months as it smells of summer holidays and is extremely moisturising as it contains oils to smooth and protect your skin.

Finally you can't wear skirts and shorts without having silky smooth non hairy legs (well you could...) and these are my favourite from BiC the Soleil Bella range. The protective coconut infused strip stops your legs from cuts and makes them feel silky smooth! It's pivoting head follows easily the sensitive contours of the body.

What are your must have beauty products? Make sure you share them with me in the comments!

Till next time,
                    Tori.
                         X


*Some items in this post are PR samples.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Wimbledon Nail Ready with ORLY!

Hello My Lovelies

Wimbledon 2016 is here and ORLY have released the hottest nail colour 'Tennis Ball Neon' a super bright highlighter yellow the perfect shade to bring a pop of colour to a dark outfit or if you're lucky enough to be visiting Wimbledon to wear on your nails during each game! 

This vision in yellow took some effort to gain the 'full on' bright colour you see in the bottle but it was achieved with three coats as it's quite runny. I also found that this nail varnish needs to be worn with a base and top coat to achieve a non streaky finish. I've loved wearing this colour on my toes and then wearing sandals so you can see this beautiful summer colour in it's full glory!

The vibrant nail polish would look amazing on a tan this summer and the high shine from this polish lasted three days (which isn't bad as I was in and out of a pool all weekend). The gripper cap makes it easy to apply so no chances of it slipping out of your fingers. 

You can pick this fluorescent beauty up from Boots and costs £9.50. So get in the Wimbledon spirit and don your yellow nails from ORLY this July!

Till next time,
                    Tori.
                         X


*PR sample.