Hey guys,

I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.

This weekend has been a rather hectic one for me. I had my bestie come down to London so we had a fully jam-packed weekend of things to do around the city. If you fancy seeing what I got up to, follow my instagram:

I’ve made a few ASOS purchases this month that I thought you guys would want to see.

As we all know, blazers are like the best statement staple everrrr?
Well I thought I would attempt to try out an ASOS design blazer. I love this one because it’s oversized, which works great for a more sophisticated look. I always think coats that hit mid-thigh are always way more flattering. It works especially when you’re wearing mom jeans like me here, which, I hope you lot can agree, don’t give you the best butt possible, almost definitely if you size up in mom jeans too. My only suggestion with ASOS blazers is definitely size up if you have fairly broad shoulders like me. If you’re going for a oversized blazer, I don’t think sizing up matters too much, as long as it fits your shoulders.

The jumper is from ASOS too. I love the colour. Sinching in the middle makes a really easy, flattering effect that I’m pretty sure could work for all body shapes!

My bag is Mulberry, that sadly, I purchased at a sample sale about a year ago, so it’s not online anywhere. If you live in London I definitely recommend signing up to sample sale sites. I got my bag here for about 40% off.

I will link these pieces bellow for you lot to check out.

 Blazer: £55
Jumper: £16

Hey guys!

I thought I would do another Homeware wish list because I’ve been noticing a lot of views still coming through on my last one from nearly two years ago! 

It’s my favourite time of the year to buy Homeware pieces because of the festive period. Currently, I’m loving all the deep velvet colours. Even though I tend to stick to a fairly white colour scheme, I find hints of colours through home accessories works really well to change with the seasons.

H&M is one of my favourite spots for Homeware pieces. I find that they produce some really on-trend pieces, yet they are one of the rare ones that also prices their products very fairly. 
Let me know if you guys want more of these Homeware posts!

1. Patterned Duvet Set | £24.99
2. Penguin Motif Bowl | £3.99
3. Patterned Fleece Blanket | £17.99
4. Velvet Lamp Shade | £19.99 
5. PorcelainPlate |  £8.99
6. GlassMug | £2.99 
7. Porcelain Mug | £3.99
8. Cashmere Cardigan | £79.99 
9. Velvet Bedspread |  £99.99
10. Printed Tea Towel | £3.99
11. Christmas-motif Cushion Cover | £6.99
12. Cotton Satin Duvet Cover | £69.99
13. Jacquard-weave Bath Towel | £14.99

Laura x

Hey guys,

Over the last month I have been reviewing Carbon Coco’s new “Sweet Mint Activated Charcoal Tooth Polish”. After loving their original flavour that I reviewed in spring, they reached out to me again to test their new ‘Sweet Mint” flavour. If you haven’t read that post and don’t know anything about Carbon Coco, they have launched a selection of vegan, natural teeth whitening tools to help lift the shade of your teeth without damaging anything, unlike a lot of artificial whiteners. This “Sweet Mint” flavour is only available for a limited amount of time so I suggest grabbing it whilst you can. It sells worldwide at quite a reasonable price. Carbon Coco sent it to me along with their “Activated Charcoal Toothpaste” and their toothbrush that is made with bamboo.

In my first review for them, I didn’t mind the charcoal not having a flavour, but now after trying this one, I think it’s my favourite! It tasted really good and considering that you’re scrubbing your teeth with the charcoal for about 3 minutes, it’s nice having a flavour to it. This teeth whitener works by absorbing debris and bacteria that stains your teeth. I found that it works really well on the corners of your teeth, where typically in a rush, you might forget to clean properly.
This is my teeth before beginning the “Sweet Mint . I finished using their original flavour in April, so hadn’t been using any whiteners since. As I have mentioned before, I don’t have very stained teeth because I don’t drink things that stain teeth often. I do however, find that I get staining in between my teeth.
If you guys haven’t read my last review, I did warn you that this is a fairly messy product! My tip for this product is to spit as close to the sink as possible. If you do this, it’s easy to wash away. Don’t worry about the charcoal leaving your teeth or lips black, once you have used toothpaste afterwards, it washes off very easily. I haven’t had any problems with staining from it.                 
As you guys can probably tell, my teeth are looking pretty white. To get the best results, you definitely need to make sure you are brushing your teeth for nearly 3 minutes. The good thing with testing out products is that you generally stick to the suggestions quite strictly, so I think a big part to why the product worked so well on me is because I made sure I brushed my teeth with the product for long enough. As I mentioned in my last post, I want to make sure that you guys understand that a natural tooth polish, won’t achieve an artificial colour. Products like this are so much better for you because they don’t damage your enamel but because it doesn’t use harsh chemicals, it means that it won’t bleach your teeth, it just lifts natural stains. I really recommend this product if you want a natural method because it honestly did make my teeth feel a lot cleaner and it lifted stains, but don’t expect an artificial white. 

I definitely would use more products by Carbon Coco in future, seeing as I have loved both of these that I have reviewed. One of the perks to this brand is that they actually give you a lot of product, so even after using this everyday for a month, I’m still only half way through or even less maybe.

Have any of you guys been using teeth whitening products or used Carbon Coco’s?

Laura x

Hey guys,

Here is my October Wish List. All things from faux fur, animal prints and velvet. I’m in love with all the texture that’s in the trends currently. I’ve got to say, the teddy bear cropped jumper is a favourite of mine. It’s all over Instagram at the moment, and I’m sure it will soon be sold out. As I’m typing this, I just ordered the New York Sweatshirt from H&M.

1. Adidas Flared Track Pants | ASOS | £85
2. Stradivarius Leopard Back Pack | ASOS | £17.99
3. New York Sweatshirt | H&M | £19.99
4. Monks Mustard Bag | ASOS | £15
5. Rust Faux Fur Coat | New Look | £39.99
6. Faux Fur Leopard Print Bag | Stradivarius | £19.99
7. Winter Candle | The White Company | £36
8. Ralph Lauren Flag Scarf | ASOS | £85
9. Calvin Klein Trainers | ASOS | £130
10. Tortoiseshell Earrings | New Look | £6.99
11. Teddy Bear Jumper | Quiz | £26.99
12. Suede Small Bag | H&M | £17.99
13. Piped Flared Trousers | ASOS | £18

Hey guys,

Here is my August Wish List. Following my previous wish list, I wanted to stick to my interest of buying more unique pieces. I’m still trying to buy more sustainable purchases but obviously it’s harder to branch away from typical fast fashion houses because they adapt quickly to trends that are seen in social media posts. When I do search through these sustainable brands, I actually find pieces I prefer to popular online stores. It’s also a bonus buying pieces you know not as many people have. Even though they are slightly more pricey, I would say the smaller brands that focus on things like sustainability have much better quality products, so the price is worth it normally.

Bag: Matt & Nat | £115
Eye Mask: The Maker Place | £15
Yellow Jumper: ASOS | £55
Fake Lavender Flowers: TK MAXX | £6.99
Pink Vases: Beaumont Organic | £22
Corduroy Dress: Monsoon | £70
Corduroy Hat: H&M | £12.99
Pink “Romantic” Jumper: Chinti & Parker | £295
Headband: Anthropologie | £28
Blue Dress: Anthropologie | £118
Earrings: Neutre | £80

Hey guys,

Here is my May Wish List. I find that so many lovely products come out in this spring/summer transition. If you’re similar to me and love summer, you would also find yourself particularly wanting most of the summer collections. I personally just find all the colours much more appealing because they are so bright and colourful. I don’t see anything wrong with keeping these summer pieces in your homes during other seasons. I think we all find that the majority of us are waiting for summer most of the year. 

Recently, I have been trying to buy more artisan products just because I find they have more personality to them and they are more unique compared to typical fast fashion large stores. I have always been a fan of buying things off Etsy, but recently I have been trying to explore other brands not stocked there that are focused on fair trade and ethical production.

Raffia Fringe Tote - Natural | $128
Merana Printed Headband | £28
Beach Printable | £3.78
Snake Gold Plated Ring | £91
Dipping Plates | $62
Cannes Drop Earrings | $42
Bulb String Lights | $23.99
The Crosby | $550
Fringe Linen Pillow | £45.85
Desta Tea Towel | $19.60
Florence Candlestick | $14

 What are your favourite pieces?

Laura x

I’ve been looking for a teeth whitening product for a while that won’t damage my teeth. I was contacted by Carbon Coco that have an all natural, vegan teeth whitening kit that I have seen being very popular over Instagram. They were kind enough to send me their “Ultimate Carbon Kit” which contains 1x activated charcoal toothpaste, 1x activated charcoal tooth polish, 1x toothbrush with bamboo bristles and a storage bag.

They are based in Australia but ship internationally. On first impression, I thought the kit was really simple and easy to understand how to use. I love that this product is vegan, if you guys saw my unboxing of The Vegan Kind, you would know that I have been trying to be more aware of using vegan products. Carbon Coco is a 100% Natural Teeth Whitener, which naturally whitens teeth, polishes them, strengthens enamel and detoxifies your mouth without chemicals.
Before use, my teeth weren’t very stained, but I would love to have whiter teeth. I have been keen to try out a teeth whitening kit for a while, but was too scared about buying a product that might have chemicals that could damage my teeth. This product is made out of 100% Organic Coconut Shell Activated Charcoal with a hint of bentonite powder and lemon myrtle.

On first use, I was a little anxious as how messy this product would be. I followed what they advised and dipped my wet toothbrush, supplied by them, into the activated charcoal tooth polish. This polish felt great. It reminded me of having your teeth professionally cleaned by your dentist with sand. Anyway, I continued scrubbing for 2-3 minutes as suggested and as I spat it out, I quickly learnt with this product, you want to try and spit as close to the sink surface as possible because you do not want the black to go everywhere. Using this product everyday twice, I quickly learnt this hack would minimise cleaning after by quite a lot. The great thing about this product is that it doesn’t stain.
Your teeth go completely black, as do your lips, basically areas that your toothbrush will touch. This is fine though! The toothpaste in the kit is also black, which made me think oh fudge how or what part gets rid of the black. The toothpaste actually becomes white and removes all the black from the scrub. It also tastes really good, I find some toothpastes can be a little harsh. This toothpaste has a unique Activated Charcoal fluoride free formula. It fights cavities, plaque, gingivitis and bad breath.
This is my teeth comparison from before beginning the product and one week in. I noticed that stains on the inside of my teeth were starting to be removed and the overall shade looked slightly brighter.
In all honesty, my teeth were never badly stained before. I have always wanted them to be whitened but realistically natural products like this will work to lighten your teeth a few shades for a healthy whiteness, but if you’re looking for an artificial white, you will only get that from harsh chemicals. So I definitely recommend this as a scrub to clean your teeth and to brighten them a few shades lighter, but if you’re expecting to suddenly have artificially white teeth, it’s not going to happen. It’s for sure a great natural product that you know won’t do damage to your teeth. I found that my teeth went a few shades lighter, which is really successful for a product that doesn’t harm your teeth and for such an easy application. I definitely will continue using this product and would be interested in trying out their other products.

Have any of you tried this product yet?

The Vegan Kind’s “Snack Attack” hamper contains every type of craving for those greedy days. I have been making an effort of eating vegan more often. I find one way of breaking the habit staying vegan is down to craving snacks and buying some chocolate or sweets once you want more variety. Therefore, I decided to try out this “Snack Attack” hamper. 
 On first impression, the packaging was really simple and minimal, which is great. As I opened it, I was thinking there was no way there could be as many products packed inside as I saw on the website. I was wrong, they somehow managed to pack loads of great snacks inside here.
So far, I’m thinking that the Candy Kittens “Pineapple Sweets”, Lenny & Larry’s “The Complete Cookie” and Chika’s “Smoked Almonds” are my favourite. I really recommend this product to anyone thinking of going vegan. It has definitely given me ideas of brands and products to buy to keep in my cupboard for those craving days. Personally, I think the way to stay consistent when changing to a vegan based diet is to keep basics in your cupboards and fridge so that when you’re hangry, you don’t walk into a supermarket and just grab the first thing you see because you don’t have the patience to check the ingredients or a recipe.

The Vegan Kind also does lifestyle and beauty hampers. If you’re interested in this particular box here’s the link:

Snack Attack Hamper

They have an online supermarket that I will be trying out soon. These hampers are just great for when you don’t know what to start off buying and they would make a great gift.

Have any of you tried out any vegan snacks to recommend?