Friday, 21 August 2015

Student Discounts - Getting Ready For University

student nus discount

I know the start of the new University/College term may seem like a little way off yet but I thought I would put together a few posts with some student discount codes to get you ready for going to uni and some codes for things you may need when you are at uni! For the first post we are going to kick things off with things you need to prepare yourself for going to uni. All you need to do is present your NUS card to get the following discounts.

·         12.5% off Rymans stationery
·         10% off Paperchase
·         20% off Epson
·         15% off Cartridge People
·         10% off BHS
·         A third off rail travel with a 16-25 rail card. The rail card costs £30 up front but if you travel regularly by train the savings could soon add up!
·         10% off Matalan
·         10% off Firebox
·         10% off Mega Bus
·         10% off Waterstones when you register with UniDays
So there it is 10 student discount offers to get you prepared for the start of university! Keep an eye out for the next instalment in this mini series for more student offers! 
If you know any more student offers please feel free to share them in the comments below!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Pug Love

I don't know what it is about pugs maybe it is their cute squishy looking faces but I just think they are so cute! Here are some bits and pieces that you can buy which feature these cute little guys!
pug dog gifts wish list mug cushion socks t-shirt purse
Pug Mug - £19.95 Emma Bridgewater

Pug T-Shirt -£14.99 Chicks Rule
Pug Cushion - £7.99 Dunelm Mill
Pug Socks - £3.99 New Look
Pug Coin Purse - £5.50 Claire’s
Do you like Pugs? Which of these is your favourite?


Body Shop Haul & Discount Code

body shop sale haul discount code
I never pay full price for items at The Body Shop. There are always discount codes floating about and the one I used this time was for 35% off just enter code 14317 at the checkout but this code does end today (16th August). Don’t worry if you do not read this post in time as I’m sure there will be more codes released in the near future!
body shop sale haul discount code
The first items that I bought were the banana shampoo and conditioner. I have heard a lot about these and I have to say they smell a-mazing! I can’t wait to give them a try.
Next up is the Body Shop BB cream. This looks different to other BB creams that I have used as it actually comes out white and blends with your skin on application so I am interested in seeing how this works with my skin and if it is a good colour match.
I have only tried a small number of cosmetics from the Body Shop so I am very excited to try this highlighter. I have actually had my eye on it for a while but have always had other products on the go so could not justify buying more but this time I had no excuse!
I have repurchased the Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter a couple of times but this time decided to mix it up and try the Cleansing Oil just to see how it compares. The Cleansing Butter works really well on my skin but just fancied a bit of a change!
Next is a constant re-purchase which is the Tea Tree Cool & Creamy face wash. It is great for blemish prone skin and helps to keep my skin clear and feeling fresh!
Have you picked up anything recently from The Body Shop? What would you recommend?

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Dry Skin Saviours

My skin tends to be quite good but the one problem I do suffer with is dryness. The skin on my face can sometimes feel really dry and I suffer with eczema on my legs so there a few products which I like to keep in stock to help combat this.
If we start with the face first I absolutely love the Origins Drink Up Intensive mask. I use this twice a week in my skin care routine but I do use it more if my skin is feeling particularly dry. It smells amazing and works wonders to give my skin a much needed boost.
A product that I use every evening in my skin care routine is the Vichy Aqualia Thermal serum. This product is also really really good! I apply it before a moisturiser and it just provides instant relief. It sinks into my skin to make it feel instantly hydrated.
Now onto the body products. I have recently been using this body butter from Korres in the scent Mulberry Vanilla….yes it is as good as it sounds! It smells so yummy. I like this as it is quite thick and after you have rubbed it in a residue is left on your skin. This may not be for everyone but I quite like this as I think it provides moisture on your skin for a longer period of time.
The last product is not necessarily the most luxurious but it is a necessity for me and that is this Itch Relief Cream from Boots. I have to have a cream like this on hand in case my eczema flares up. I literally just slap in all over my legs and will just sit with layers of cream of my legs, sexy I know. I do like this one from Boots and have been using it for a little while, it is affordable and effective.
What are your dry skin essentials?