Wednesday, 18 October 2017

First Impressions: Estee Lauder Double Wear Light.

Hello My Lovelies
I'm a huge fan of the Estee Lauder Double Wear concealer- its by far my favourite concealer and is now my holy grail product. I've been meaning to try more from the brand and after getting testers of the Double Wear foundation and light- I decided to go for it when I saw it on offer in the Cosmetics Shop in Portsmouth.

The packaging is really slim and light weight which is perfect for slipping into my make up bag compared to the glass bottle of the double wear foundation but you have to be super careful when taking the lid off as I have had some of product end up in the lid-which is messy and annoying!

The actual product is runny but easy to apply-one application leaves the skin looking dewy and natural but can be easily built up by adding a little more. As you would expect from Estee Lauder products the light foundation is a quality product that doesn't streak and the longevity is impressive. I've been wearing this during the summer months but I feel this is one I'll be reaching for even as we start to hit the colder months and when I would normally be using my NARs or Laura Mercier.  

I have oily skin and I find that this product doesn't allow for much shine and sits nicely on my skin throughout the day. I prefer the light to the full coverage of the Double Wear foundation as I found that sat on my dry patches whilst the light is a good all rounder. I'll definitely be keeping this in my collection and replacing when it runs out.

Have you tried any of the foundations from Estee Lauder? Make sure you share your views with me on twitter @steaders83 or Instagram wonderfulworldblog.

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Empties 21!

Hello My Lovelies
It's been a little while since I had an empties and this one is actually pretty small- I think it's because I'm trying to use my large stash (yes again!)

This month I've used up as you all know my favourite dry shampoo from CO-LAB the fruity scent is gorgeous and has been perfect during the summer months. What I love about CO-LAB is the fact it helps combat greasy roots but doesn't leave a white residue or constant whiff on your hair like some other brands do.

Next up is L'Oreal Fine Flowers face wipes- they had a funny fragrance and not one that I loved but the wipe was really damp and removed all of my make-up and as I always cleanse after the scent didn't linger for too long. I've had some of the other wipes from this range and I would definitely recommend and repurchase them if they were on offer.

Lastly is the new Puffy Eye Attack, under eye brightening eye mask from Soap and Glory. The mask was really easy to use and really cool and soothing under my eye- I've bought a couple of these and they were fab for travelling with. I'm going to buy another for after my flight to New York next month.

What have been your empties recently? Share them with me in the comments or over on twitter @staders83.

Till next time,
                 Tori.
                     X

Monday, 2 October 2017

New In: Soap & Glory: She's a Natural Palette!

Hello My Lovelies

I love a good palette they are perfect for throwing in my bag for a trip away or when I'm at work and need to top my makeup up- they are so easy and convenient. Soap & Glory have the released one of the nicest and most usable palettes I've seen in a while.


The all in one natural look palette includes a light deflecting bronzer, a beautiful coral blush (perfect for the transition from day to night!) a smooth highlighter and three, yes three eye shadows in the shades Café Away, Culture Choc and Choccy.
The eye shadows are all really soft and bendable and the three colours allows for a  buildable look. My favourite eye shadow has to be choccy a brown shimmer which would be perfect for both work or a party night.


The palette from Soap & Glory is gorgeous on my pale skin tone- I always have issues finding a non muddy; orange bronzer, this one in the shade Bronze Moment blends to create the perfect sunkissed look!
Whilst I'm not a huge fan of cream highlighters this one is so subtle and easy to use that I may just well be converted.

I absolutely love the packaging and smile every time I see it in my bag or on my desk it really is the perfect size full of the bits and bobs you need to create a look for day or night! 

And....the best bit of all is its £12!!! You can pick yours up exclusively from Boots.


Do you love a good palette too? Let me know in the comments!!


Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X

*PR Sample

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Sephora France Haul!

Hello My Lovelies
Last month I popped over to France for a long weekend and when I heard there was a Sephora near by you know that I had to swing by and pick up a few bits right!!
I knew that when I went into Sephora next that I wanted to try some more of their face wipes. I bought some of the charcoal ones when I was in Denmark earlier this year and they were amazing (they are on my shopping list for when I go to New York next month!). I decided to grab a packet of the pomegranate ones and also in the same area was little packets of face masks that I have never seen before.
The masks were for all different skin types and helped with all kinds of skin issues but I do prefer a blue clay mask and thought if I liked it then I would buy some more when I go to America next. The packet states its for four uses but I think I'll probably get a few more out of it then that.


Lastly I saw a mini Benefit Galifornia blush in the travel section and I couldn't resist- I had been wanting to buy a full size but couldn't commit to the price but this seemed like a good compromise.


When I got to the till I was given a little sample of the Rituals hand cream which will be perfect for my hand bag when the colder months are back in full force.


Keep an eye out on my blog in the next couple of months as I'll have a New York Sephora haul coming your way.


Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X

Monday, 25 September 2017

Product of the Month-September!

Hello My Lovelies

This summer has raced by don't you think? The product I want to talk about is my trusty Toms! I've not taken them off all summer and usually I'm more of a sandals in the summer kind of girl, but they have just been too nice and comfy not to wear.


My Toms have been so easy to throw on first thing in the morning when I'm on my way to work and then have easily transitioned once the day is over and I'm home getting ready to go out for the evening whether its to the beach or the pub.

I always find with Toms you have to break them in at the beginning but after that they become like slippers and you literally don't ever want to take them off. After wearing mine all summer I decided to treat myself to another pair that are navy and have little stars and moons all over them that glow in the dark, yes you heard me correctly glow in the dark!


You can usually find Toms in the sale but if you wanted to purchase my trusty grey pair or new glow in the dark style they cost £39.99 which isn't too much when you wear them every day for four months at a time.


Do you own a pair of Toms? What do you think? Let me know all of your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram at @wonderfulworldblog.


Till next time,
                  Tori.
                       X


Friday, 22 September 2017

A long weekend in Northern France!

Hello My Lovelies

On the bank holiday back in August I was lucky enough to spend it in Northern France- checking out the area's of Landivy, Fougeres and Rennes. I've been to Paris a couple of times but always flown or one on the Euro Star so it was an adventure to travel on Brittany Ferries- a four hour boat ride across the channel to the land of yummy food and Bonjour!


First stop was to Fougeres and a little trip to a castle from the early 11th century built on a rock emerging from a swamp! It was fab to walk around the site and climb one of the impressive towers that had fab views out across Fougeres. The afternoon was spent eating pain au chocolate and Coca-Cola's in the sun.

The next day we took a little trip to Rennes we spent the evening in town having a lovely meal and wandering the streets and popping into Sephora (find out what I bought in my next post!!) Rennes was a really interesting city with lots of young travellers but also professionals-it was an eclectic mix!

We finished out trip with a few hours in Mont Saint-Michel. Tiny little streets inside of this fort are jam packed with shops and ice-cream parlours. If you walk the winding streets to the top you come to the monastery and you have a wonderful view out across Normandy. If you're ever in this part of France it's worth a look.


Have you been to any of these areas of France before? I would love to know your thoughts so please do leave me a comment!

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X


Friday, 1 September 2017

New In: Soap & Glory Face Masks!

Hello My Lovelies

Stop Press! Soap & Glory have branched out and added one of my favourite skin care items to their range....FACE MASKS!

As you would expect from Soap & Glory is their trade mark old school images with bright colours and quality packaging. The brand has released five different masks from miracle moisture mask to declog mask that comes with a handy spatula to apply the mask and even an eye mask!

All of the sheet masks are full of product and cover your face- nobody likes a dry face mask do they. They were all really hydrating and left my skin feel extremely soft and clean.

The Miracle Moisture Mask made of a jelly like substance was super cooling, this mask is made for those with dry/dehydrated skin so perfect that I used it whilst on holiday when it was 90 degree heat and it was perfect for rehydrating my sun kissed face. 

The declog mask was perfect for cleansing my skin as I had recently had a little breakout. It's bright pink and I'm not going to lie gets every where but it does dry quickly and easy to remove as it peels, but at £4.00 it is a little steep.  

I've recently go into using eye masks-so the Puffy Eye Attack was a great new one to try. It was easy to use and relaxing and great if you're having a pamper evening. I'm not sure they make much difference to my under eye bags but with all skincare it's better to be doing something than nothing at all. At £3.50 I'd definitely give them another go!

The Radiance Boosting mask is also a sheet mask and easy to apply once you've got the slippery little thing in place. I left this on my skin for roughly 15 minutes and I did feel it gave my skin a slight glow and made it look fresh and less dull. This would be perfect to use before a night out- so that your skin looks fab as you dance the night away or even after a heavy night out.

Have you tried any of the #maskforcefive from Soap and Glory yet? What are your thoughts? Let me know on my twitter @steaders83

Till next time,
                 Tori.
                      X

*PR Sample

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

New In: TIGI Bed Head Curly Hair Range!

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As you are all aware I'm a mega fan of anything TIGI especially the Bed Head range so when I was kindly sent some of their curly hair products I couldn't wait to pop them in the shower (I even did it before taking blog photographs, shock horror!)
The two products I received were the Calma Sutra a cleansing conditioner for waves and curls. The no foam formula removes dirt and product build up without stripping the hair of all its goodness and helps to control frizz and keep the dreaded knots at bay. The really generous 375ml bottle with my favourite a pump dispenser makes my hair feel super soft after washing my hair and when I really want to give my hair a treat I'll leave it in whilst I shave my legs.

The second product is Foxy Curls a contour cream that combats frizz and encourages soft pretty curls. You apply this product to damp hair and then leave to dry naturally- if you follow just these two steps you'll be left with beach/surfer girl hair! My hair hasn't looked so naturally curly and non crispy when using a hair product for a really long time, I was actually pretty shocked and how well it took to my hair. I tried using the contour cream when blow drying my hair but for me it didn't have the same effect.

Once I've used up both items I'm going to be straight online to purchase more and I've already decanted some of the Calma Sutra to take away on holiday as you read this post!

Have you tried any of the Tigi Bed head curly hair products before? Make sure you share your thought with me on Instagram @wonderfulworldblog.

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                       X

*PR Sample.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Product of the month-August 2017!

Hello My Lovelies

Welcome back to another product of the month-this time it's all about a lipstick I purchased with the last of my Icelandic currency when coming through duty free back in February!

When popping through the shops at the airport I knew I wanted to use up all my currency as it was pointless trying to change it back to English pounds as the exchange rate is always so shocking. I decided to have a look at some of the different brands and decided that I didn't have a lipstick in my collection from Lancôme so that would be make a great choice. Little did I know that after spending all of my money that we would be stranded in Iceland for an extra day due to the weather and that the cash would of come in handy!

Never less it is now part of my ever growing collection and one that has become a firm favourite. When I first applied L'absolu rouge (cream formulation) in the shade Rose Nu I was a bit disappointed it was more like a lip balm with a slight colour and had a horrid after taste. I kept applying it over the coming days building up the colour, it now doesn't need much to create a lovely berry colour.

The packaging is pretty neat-clicking the bottom and the lid coming off to reveal the lipstick. priced at £25.50 they aren't cheap but make a great treat come pay day or maybe dare I say it a fab gift for a loved one this Christmas!

Have you tried any of the Lancôme lipsticks? Let me know in the comments or on my twitter @steaders83


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Curvy Girl OOTD 25-Wedding Guest Edition!

Hello My Lovelies

A couple of weekends ago I was invited along to a wedding reception and my dress was just two awesome not to share with you.

I bought this navy dress from Peacocks a couple of years ago for my trip to Las Vegas but never actually got to wear- I think I was a little nervous I was too big for it so it's sat waiting to be worn since then. I'm a bit of a fan of the colour navy which I also think is perfect for a summer wedding.

I paired my Peacocks dress with a pair of Marks and Spencer heels which are also navy and super comfy- I wore them all night even having a bit of a dance without having to take them off.

To finish off my look I added my YSL Dylan bag and a denim jacket as it was a bit windy and also rained in the evening.

Have you got any OOTD blog posts- I would love to see your most recent favourite outfit so please do share them with me.

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                       X






Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Ordinary Serum Foundation!

Hello My Lovelies


The Ordinary seems to have appeared from no where and taken over every beauty lover's skin care routine and now they have foundations!


I was originally after the coverage foundation but it was out of stock and I was determined to try something from the range so I decided to order the serum foundation.

It was really simple and quick to order directly from the website and I was really pleased with the colour selection to choose from as there appeared to be a decent range for all skin types. I did have to guess for my skin as I'm quite pale but once it arrived I realised it was a perfect match.


The packaging is unique in that it comes in a small black plastic bottle and is extremely light weight- there isn't a lid though so not particularly easy to travel with. For a serum foundation it was actually pretty darn high coverage and blended well with my usual makeup brush! I would say The Ordinary foundation looked super natural and lasted the whole day with only a slight touch up of powder as I have oily skin.
At £5.70 for 30ml it's an absolute bargain buy and it even has SPF15!

Have you tried any of the skin care or foundations from The Ordinary? What did you think?

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X


Thursday, 27 July 2017

New In: Orly Coastal Crush Summer Polishes

Hello My Lovelies

Ooooh new nail summer polishes from ORLY have just dropped through my door and I just let out a little whoop at the formula! I also may just be crushin' ever so slightly on the colours in this range!

The new Coastal Crush collection comes in six amazing shades I currently have 'No Regrets' a vibrant pink perfect for beach holidays and showing off your summer tan and 'Under the Stars' a deep navy which would look great in Summer evenings for a party or two. They also have an orange, coral, purple and blue which all look just as fab!
Both polishes were so easy to apply and super shiny on first application- I was actually shocked at just how shiny they were.

I prefer 'No Regrets' because it's a colour I know I'll wear lots through the warmer months and I will also add to my toenails too- the polish dried so quickly and I didn't use a base or top coat to achieve such a high quality finish! The colour lasted a good 5 days before any wear and tear which I was really pleased with- I've seen these online for £7.95 which might be slightly pricier then some polishes but for the quality you get with ORLY it's worth investing even in just one from the Coastal Crush collection.

Have you tried any nail polishes from ORLY? let me know what you think in the comments or over on Instagram @wonderfulworldblog.

Till next time,
                    Tori,
                         X

*PR Sample

Monday, 17 July 2017

Product of the month-July 2017!

Hello My Lovelies

Look at this I'm back with another product of the month, after having a break from them! This month is a product which is unfortunately not so easy to get your hands on- but if you can is totally worth it.

The Sephora charcoal exfoliating wipes are the bees knees of the face wipe world for me and that's a big statement to make from the girl who has tried most wipes out there! 

I picked these up when I was in Copenhagen over Easter- I had never tried any face wipes from the brand before so I grabbed these and also some of my favourite face masks. The wipe on one side is the best exfoliator I have ever had on a wipe before- it really did buff my skin and allow me to remove grime and dry patches before using the soft side which was fab to use after giving my face a good scrub. The wipe has no scent and is really damp so you don't feel you're dragging it over the skin- a dry wipe is my biggest pet hate and the pack will automatically be thrown in the bin.

The downside to this product is the availability as there is no UK store- you can order them online or if you're in Europe see if there is a Sephora so that you too can try these! I'll be going to New York in October so I'll definitely be stocking up on these babies. These wipes are a little pricier at about £5.00 per pack but in my opinion 100% worth it!


Have you tried any of the Sephora face wipes or masks? What are your favourite ones? Let me know in the comments or on Instagram @wonderfulworldblog


Till next time,
                 Tori.
                     X

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Empties 20!

Hello My Lovelies

I'm back with another empties- all the good stuff was used up this month which was a bit sad but I'm glad that I can add some amazing products to my holy grail list!

First up is Dove's pear and aloe deodorant- I love trying new deodorant fragrances but I always tend to go back to the same brands which Dove has never really been apart of. Since using this fresh and fruity deodorant up its definitely made it on to my go to brands for antiperspirant. No white marks on my clothes, no irritations on my sensitive skin and a lovely scent- I've stocked up on these whilst they are on offer in Superdrug at the moment!

Next is a packet of face wipes from Sephora- I don't want to say too much as a blog post is coming up on these! What I will say is WOW!

A firm favourite for years is the Collection lasting perfection concealer as soon as I know I'm running low on this amazing concealer I'm straight to Boots or Superdrug to stock up on some more- it is by far the best drugstore concealer out there!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz eyebrow pencil is the only brow pencil I'll now use- its easy to apply and is the perfect shade for my brows. Other pencils are just too waxy and don't last but this one ticks all of the boxes.

Lastly is the Body Shop vanilla body mist- I'm not a fan of perfumes, they give me the biggest headache but the body mists from Body Shop are perfect as they are not too over powering but last the whole day. The vanilla one is usually my go to for the winter months and then I use the coconut and Japanese cherry blossom for summer. If you haven't checked these out make sure you pop by your local shop and have a sniff!

What are your current empties? Let me know in the comments or on twitter @steaders83   

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X

Monday, 10 July 2017

New In: Soap & Glory The Rushower Dry Shampoo!

Hello My Lovelies

I've been a fan of all that is Soap & Glory for years- it all started with the body washes which then became about the lip glosses and now it's all about the brand spanking new Rushower dry shampoo!

I already have a huge thing for dry shampoo- having gone from a complete hater of the stuff it is now a staple in my beauty stash. I use dry shampoo everyday without fail to give my a hair a bit of bounce and to obviously combat the greasy hair so I need it to be good. Soap & Glory's version is epic with the original pink scent that an obsessive S&G fan like me loves as you can a slight whiff as the day progresses.

The dry shampoo isn't chalky and has never left an residue in my hair which is a must have when I'm selecting a new product to try, I mean who wants crunchy white hair when they are walking around or in my case at work speaking with clients! S&G's Rushower keeps my hair feeling really fresh all day and is suitably priced at £4.00 for a 200ml bottle or you can pick up a super handy dinky bottle for trips and handbags for £2.50.

I know which dry shampoo I'll be packing in my bag for France next month! Have you tried the Rushower yet? Let me know what you think in the comments or over on my Instagram wonderfulworldblog.

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X

*PR Sample.




Tuesday, 4 July 2017

New In: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Skin Care!

Hello My Lovelies

I've not tried anything from Neutrogena for years if at all so when some of their new range arrived I was super excited to give it a whirl! read on to read my full thoughts...

Everybody that has read my blog for some time will know that I have a bit of an obsession for face wipes and that I'm always wanting to try new ones so I was beyond happy when I started to use the Hydro Boost from Neutrogena to find that they were super soft, moisturising and hydrating. The wipe did a fab first cleanse removing all of my makeup including mascara- there was no odd or overpowering smell left on my skin after either.

The Hydro Boost cleanser is my second favourite product from the range as it's so easy to use. I popped my bottle with the handy pump in the shower and give my face a quick wash with this most evenings- with my skin I have to be careful not to dry out my skin with products like this so I can't use it every night. The cleanser has a slight scent but nothing that lingers on the skin and is a great way to second cleanse after using the wipes. 

Finally the moisturiser is a jelly like substance that has a slight stickiness on the skin and does take a little bit of time to soak in but on the plus side a little really does go a long way. The moisturiser is very refreshing and contains a unique Hyaluronic Gel Matrix to instantly lock in intense hydration and continuously release it as and when your skin needs it throughout the day. My skin reacted to the hyaluronic acid (which is found naturally in the skin) in this product so I had to stop using it and pass it on to my mum to use- but surprisingly I didn't have any reaction to the wipes or cleanser.



Have you tried any of the Hydro Boost products from Neutrogena? What do you think of them? Let me know in the comments!

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                       X

*PR Samples



Monday, 26 June 2017

Isle of Wight Festival 2017!

Hello My Lovelies

A couple of Sundays a go I spent the day at the Isle of Wight Festival- I've not been since 2010 due to the line-up not being all that amazing and the cost. This year they were selling tickets for £45 so it was a bit silly not to go and enjoy a festival that's on my own doorstep!

We started the day off by walking around the site and checking out all of the stalls, watching the crazy festival goers on all of the fun fair rides and stopping for an ice lolly as it was so hot.



We then made our way along to the main stage to watch the Vamps, pure pop cheesiness but fun none the less. My favourite band of the day and one of the main reasons for going along was to see the Shires- a U.K country duo, I've seen them twice before so it was fab to see them shining at a festival on my island!
We then grabbed some food before listening to Imelda May, George Esra and then having a dance and sing-along with Bastille who are just great live!

We actually left before Rod Stewart took to the stage as headliner as once the sun went down it became bitterly cold and I'm not a huge fan of the cold or Rod!

It was a great day out and one I would replicate next year if the price of tickets remained the same. Have you been to a festival yet this year? Have you ever been to the Isle of Wight festival? Let me know your thoughts in the comments or over on twitter @steaders83.

Till next time,
                 Tori.
                     X


Monday, 19 June 2017

Curvy Girl OOTD 24!

Hello My Lovelies

With the wonderful weather we've been experiencing here in the U.K it seemed silly to not get out and discover parts of my Island and obviously I couldn't resist getting a few shots even with my lily white legs out on show for the first time this year!

First stop whilst pootling along in the car I spotted this cool graffiti on the side of a house that I had to stop and have a quick pose. The dress I'm wearing is from Peacocks a couple of years ago-it's so light weight and just right for a warm day.

Next it was along to an old house, they had just had a wedding there the night before so it was lovely to see it all set up for an event. My denim jacket is a charity shop find for £3 and my sandals are my old faithful's from last summer that I picked up in Marks and Spencer and are probably the most comfortable shoes I wear when its hot.

Last stop was to the beach for ice cream and a walk along the seafront. My bag is my go to from Gucci and sunglasses are Rayban Erika's.

How did you spend the weekend? Let me know in the comments or on twitter @steaders83.

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A day at Chelsea Flower Show!

Hello My Lovelies

A couple of weeks ago I went to my first ever Chelsea Flower Show after years of admiring on TV and social media. I went along with family members who all decided they would like to go on the last day of the show as this is when many of the plants are sold- my mum who is an avid gardener really wanted to the opportunity to buy some flowers. 
*Apologies in advance for all of the photographs but they are just too pretty not to share!  

As we were getting to London so early and spending all day looking around the gardens I booked us in to have breakfast at Bronte where I had been last Christmas and really enjoyed.
It was then time to hop on the tube and take a walk along the Kings Road (literally my favourite place in all of London!) it was a really short walk to the entrance & then it became apparent how big and busy the event really is!

If I counted them correctly I believe that there was eight show gardens; I actually expected more and for them to be all in one area, or that it would be really obvious but I found it really tricky to navigate and also to have a proper look at each one due to the sheer volume of visitors.

The artisan exhibitors were pretty amazing you could really see how much time, care and love they had given to each of their displays.




I found the amount of sellers a bit much if I'm being honest- I felt it was more about selling you stuff then actually about all of the pretty gardens you see on the TV and what I actually expected from the show. It was a real experience to go to the Chelsea Flower Show but on reflection I wish we had bought tickets for the members only day where I expect it would of been more chilled.  



Have you ever been to the Chelsea Flower Show before? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                       X

Friday, 9 June 2017

New In: Festival Essentials with Compeed!

Hello My Lovelies

Festival season and summer sandal weather is almost upon us and we all know how much walking we can do during that time! So the amazing products from Compeed have arrived just in time for my visit to the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend!

I have never tried any products from Compeed before but after a weekend of walking around in new sandals I've already given the blister plasters a go. The plasters are clear which is great when you have strappy shoes on and don't want a big ugly normal plaster on your ankles so are super discreet they also protect from rubbing thanks to the advanced plaster profile. I find that when I wear just a plaster it will fall off within a couple of hours but with Compeed they stay on average for 12 hours or longer-which is perfect for hours upon hours on a festival site.

In the Holly Fulton designed pack are five plasters and come in a handy plastic case small enough for handbags and over night bags. They cost £4.99 and if you're lucky you can pick them up on offer from Boots and Superdrug.

The cracked heel over night cream has been preparing my feet for all of the walking I'll be doing this weekend. I added a layer of the cream just before bed and then added cotton socks to protect them and found that my heels were much smoother the following morning. The cream contains a unique blend of Urea and Lactic Acid and intensively moisturises to improve the appearance of cracked heels while you sleep, which is exactly what it did.
I know that the heel cream is going to be a life saver come Sunday night and I'm home from being on my feet all weekend.

Are you off to any festivals this year? Will you have Compeed in your bag for emergencies? Let me know in the comments or pop along and check out my Instagram at @wonderfulworldblog.

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X

*PR Sample.



Monday, 5 June 2017

New In: Mandara Spa-Oriental Retreat!

Hello My Lovelies

The lovely lot over at Mandara Spa sent me some gorgeous products from their new range Oriental Retreat- I love all of the products from the brand so I'm always really excited when a new scent arrives.

My stand out products are the Bath Milk and Bath Soap Petals as I do love relaxing in a bath a couple of times a week and both of these products are an utter treat to use in a hot bath at the end of a long day. The scent is cedarwood and sweet orange with orange being one of my most favourite fragrances in bath and shower items. It's a perfect blend of woody and citrus notes which is perfect for this time of year as we begin to hit the summer months.

Both the bath milk and bath soap petals are infused with conditioning starflower oil, indulgent Oriental orchid extract, moisturising sweet almond oil and fragrant cedarwood oil, sweet orange and cumin which leaves my skin feeling beautifully soft and moisturised. The entire collection is free from parabens, microbeads, mineral oils, SLES and SLS.

This range is so affordable yet the packaging screams luxury, they make the best presents for family and friends. You can pick up the whole range plus more from Sainsbury's with bath milk costing £7 and the bath soap petals £4 which is an utter bargain for a pamper evening this Summer!

Have you tried anything from Mandara Spa? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

The Youtuber's made me buy it-Fashion Edition!

Hello My Lovelies

Youtuber's and bloggers are super influencers, I always recommend products to friends and family and also here on my blog and I wonder how often do people take those recommendations and buy the products? I too love to see what other bloggers are purchasing and on occasion go and buy some of my favourite items.

I recently saw this belt on Fleur De Force's Coachella vlog- a western style leather belt from Topshop. I had been looking for a new belt for some time and when I saw Fleur wearing hers I knew I had to have it. 
Also from Topshop and seen on Hannah Gale's Instagram are these wooden and suede block heel sandals. I really didn't need another pair of shoes but Hannah had styled them so effortlessly that I knew they would look great this summer with really simply outfits. The heel height is just right for someone like me that literally can't walk in anything other flat shoes!! 

I can't say one particular blogger or Youtuber influenced me to purchase this jumper as I saw it across social media but the pretty Spring pink shade and comfy style is perfect for lounging around or I'll wear my to my dance classes. It was £5 in Primark which is an utter bargain!!

Finally this t-shirt was spotted on Tanya Burr's video's and social media. I picked this up in New Look which was actually part of a pj set. I wear the bottoms to bed and wear the top with denim skirts and boots on the weekends. I love the text but just wish the date was 1983 and not 1993 as this was the year I was born. It's a really light material so will be fab to wear in the warmer months coming up (well hopefully!) 

What have your favourite youtuber's inspired you to buy? Let me know in the comments or on my Instagram at wonderfulworldblog.

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                      X



Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Empties 19!

Hello My Lovelies

I'm back with another empties and all of the goodies that I've actually been able to finish this past month.
First up is a new product to my stash Superdrug's Active shampoo which removes chlorine and salt so perfect for the next few month's when I spend any free time in the pool or on the beach- after using this tube up I've already purchased another.
Next is L'Oreal's shampoo/conditioner- I bought it on a whim wanting to see how a conditioner could also act as a shampoo and whilst it was a nice product to try it wasn't amazing. I felt it dried out my hair so I had to use a hair oil or a pre hair mask. The bottle is really big though so great value!
COLAB is my holy grail dry shampoo- I couldn't live without this brand, if you haven't tried any of their products do it today.

L'Oreal face wipes in the fine flowers scent were also another new product I saw when I was walking around Boots- I would definitely buy them again as they were super cleansing.
From Bath and Body Works I've just finished using the warm brown sugar body spray a sweet winter scent. I used this every day for a good couple of months to finish it up as I didn't want to leave it in my cupboard half used till next Winter.
The final two products are items that I always repurchase as soon as I know they are almost used up. A No7 eyebrow pencil which is perfect for every day use and lasts all day, which is rare for a drugstore pencil and Nivea Q10 pore refining day cream which is by far the best face cream I've used for some time. It's not too rich and a little goes a long way- I always pick this up on offer in Superdrug.

What have been your most used products? Let me know in the comments or via twitter @steaders83.

Till next time,
                  Tori.
                       X