Review: Eden Organic Care Avocado Oil

The lovely Olivia at Beauty from the Fjord held a competition a little while ago, giving away four bottles of her favourite product: Eden Organic Care Avocado Oil (check out her review here!). My run of luck seems to be holding out, because I won one! I’ve had a good little while to test it out, so here are my thoughts…

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October Empties!

You’ve been a little spoiled with empties recently, what with my double whammy of September products, but luckily for you I’ve still been finishing products left, right and centre. Want to take a look?

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My Favourite Autumn Scarves

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I love that bit of autumn where it’s starting to get cold enough for layering, but not so cold that you need to wear an entire sheep’s worth of gloves, hats and scarves. I think that a trench coat with a floaty scarf is such a stylish look! So here’s which light autumn scarves are my favourites this year!

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My first scarf is a gorgeous raspberry pink with a cherry blossom and bird pattern (the same as this vest top which I wore all summer!). It comes from Oasis and is still available if you want to check it out. I love it – it goes perfectly with my autumn satchel.

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This next scarf I picked up in a little shop in Hay on Wye, so I’m afraid it’s not one I can link you to… It’s a really pretty lavender-grey with an intricate turquoise swirl design, and it’s ever so soft!

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This cute little thing is more fun than stylish. It was from Primark last year, and cost all of about £3 – they might have some similar styles this year, but you’ll have to pop in to find out. It is absolutely huge, and I have to do a fair bit of folding to stop it poofing out all round my neck, but it’s good for slightly colder days!

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And lastly, this scarf is a little thinner and shorter than the others, but it still keeps my neck warm! I absolutely love the deep, rich colours of the florals, which take it nicely into autumn despite being a summery pattern. The best thing about this one was that it was only 50p in a charity shop!

Is a lightweight scarf something you can get behind in autumn? Let me know what you think of my picks!

Asha x

 

The Versatile Blogger Award 2.0!

The lovely Hannah, who blogs over at A Day in the Life of a Northern Girl, nominated me for another Versatile Blogger Award! I met Hannah at Laura’s blogger meet up in London last month, and we got on like a house on fire, so I’m really pleased she likes my blog – you should definitely check hers out if you like great informative posts and pretty things!

This is an award given to bloggers who inspire you, and you’re supposed to nominate 15 people, but I feel like I’d rather give it to a few who I love rather than searching out tons for the sake of it. Then you have to find 7 facts about you – I really think at some point I’m going to run out of facts!

  1. I am currently in my final year at Oxford, studying Classics (mostly Latin literature and Roman history in the first century AD).
  2. I am excessively flexible – not hyperflexible, but nearly. Despite this, I still can’t do yoga.
  3. I’m a big fan of Shakespeare, and am trying to get to see all of his plays on stage before I’m 30. This weekend, it’s Richard II with David Tennant!
  4. My favourite scents are rose, honey, violet and spiced apple, in that order.
  5. My favourite form of procrastination is showering/bathing – if I can’t do my essay, at least I can be clean!
  6. I have four library cards for different areas, not even counting my Oxford student card which lets me into all the academic libraries…
  7. Ummm…. I love Lush? That’s not exactly news… But these facts are so hard!

Now for the nominations:

  1. Always Unpresentable
  2. Through the Looking Glass and Down the Rabbit Hole
  3. Delovely
  4. Topknots and Polka Dots
  5. Late Night Nonsense
  6. Bridgett’s Beauty Blog

So thank you Hannah! Hope you enjoyed reading my not-so-interesting facts!

Asha x

Review: Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash

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I’ve recently been making the effort to use all the freebies I picked up with magazines over the summer, and in doing so I’ve discovered some new wonder products. I’m particularly impressed with the offerings from Balance Me – after crushing on their packaging for ages, I’ve realised that they actually have very impressive products inside!

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