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The Benefits of Leather Bags

Hey guys and welcome to my blog!

Today I’ll be talking about a different topic other than lifestyle and make up as I also enjoy a bit of fashion too!! Todays post is about bags and the best kind of material for them. I love handbags but I always find they are breaking so I’ve decided to invest in a decent leather bag. Here is some info about Leather and best best type for bags.

Bags come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and fabrics and we all want to choose something that’s enough for all our essentials whilst long lasting. Like I’ve mentioned before there are lots of different fabrics when it comes to bags, polyester/nylon bags normally being the first choice. Leather is a great alternative when it comes to comparing the different fabrics. I know you’re thinking “Woah Cazz, leather? that’s expensive, why would I pay more than I usually would?” The strength and resilience of leather makes it very practical to use. It’s a versatile material and grants protection to you items, especially in the rain as it is naturally water resistant. It’s sure to last a long time. Most of my Leather knowledge came from a website called MAHI and here you can read an article by them on why leather is used for bags.

It’s a stylish material that never goes out of fashion and can be easily maintained by a gentle wipe down with a damp cloth.

So here’s the thing: there are many different types of leather the most recommended being full grain leather. Why this type of leather you ask? Well, let me give you the run down.

Full Grain Leather is the highest quality leather and is most noted for its strength and durability. It typically lasts 5 times longer than fabric and improves over time. With the right care, a full grain leather bag could last you decades!!

It comes from the strongest most durable part from the hide and gain more fibre strength and durability as it ages.

I feel that leather bags are more of an investment. Whilst one leather bag could last you years, if using nylon, you would go through a good dozen. Unlike leather, nylon also stains very easily.

So overall, leather, ideally full grain, is definitely the best material when youre looking for a good quality bag!

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

She Was Pretty |K-Drama Review|

**SPOILER ALERT**

Ok, I finished it. I finally finished she was pretty after three days of binge watching. At first I was sure I wouldn’t like it as there were so many things that annoyed me but as I got further into the series, I completely fell in love with it.

She Was Pretty is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon, Go Joon-hee, and Choi Si-won. It’s a romantic comedy about two old school friends who meet up again in the present after many years of not seeing each other. When they were younger Kim Hye-jin (Hwang Jung-eum) was a popular, pretty girl from a rich family who befriended Ji Sung-joon (Park Seo-joon) who was unattractive, over weight and shy. Sung-Joon moves to America with his father leaving Hye-Jin behind. After this, her fathers company goes bankrupt causing her to experience hardships. She also lost her beauty too.

Sung-Joon returns many years later wanting to meet Hye-Jin but is unable to recognise her, he has grown to be a very attractive young man and she grew to get frizzy hair and a skin condition which causes her cheeks to be red constantly. Hye-Jin feels ashamed due to this so hides as she doesn’t want to ruin his perception of her. He asks her best friend Ha-Ri (Go Joon-hee) to stand in for her as she is tall, elegant and beautiful.

Things begin to get complicated for Hye-Jin as she gets an internship at The Most magazine and who does the deputy chief editor happen to be? None other than Sung-Joon! He openly mistreats and belittles her publicly not knowing who she really was. During the series Ha-ri continues to meet with Sung-Joon and begins to develop feelings for him. During Hye-Jins time in the workplace she finds a good friend in Shin-hyuk (Siwon) who falls in love with her.

The ending I would say was kind of unpredictable. I was expecting Ha-Ri and Sung-Joon to be together and Hye-Jin and Shin-Hyuk to be together as they were so well suited and Shin-Hyuk was so nice toward Hye-Jin from the very start. He tells her shes pretty and looks after her, I really shipped this couple. As time goes on, Sung-Joon beings to develop feelings for Hye-Jin without knowing who she is and vice versa. He also finds out that Ha-Ri had been lying to him all the time and realises that the real Hye-Jin was in fact the Hye-Jin he was so cruel to at work.

At the start of the series, I really disliked Sung-Joon as he was so mean but as she showed his softer side to Hye-Jin I really started to like his character and wanted them to be together.

A lot takes place in the last few episodes of this drama. Shin-Hyuk confesses to Hye-Jin but she doesnt believe him. He also turns out to be the famous author Ten. You are led to believe that he is actually the company chairman’s son but that turns out to be Kim Poong-ho, another colleague in The Most magazine. Shin-Hyuk kept his identity a secret as he wanted to write but enjoy his life but gave up his identity to save the magazine.

Hye-Jin becomes an author and marries Sung-Joon (happy ending! YAY!) and Ha-Ri goes to college and gets a job at a hotel with her own skills as she led a comfortable life due to her rich father and wanted to see if she could get by on her own.

I absolutely loved this drama, like I said in my previous post about it (you can read it here), Hye-Jin was very annoying to begin with, she was screechy and never spoke properly but as time went on she mellowed out quite a bit and became a very likeable character.

My faveourite character was Shin-Hyuk as he was honest and lived for winding people up, I guess I can relate to him in a way! Most of his scenes were hilarious!!

I’d really recommend this drama if you’re looking for something funny and romantic. I absolutely loved it and am sad that it’s over.

I hope you enjoyed my review! Are there any dramas you’d recommend? Comment blow!

XOXOOXXO

 

Nivea Gift Bag Opening|Belated Birthday Present|

Hey guys!

As you all know it was my birthday a few weeks ago and I only just recently received a lovely belated birthday present. It’s a Nivea Gift bag and I absolutely love it so I thought I’d open it up and show you whats inside!

The bag itself is a lovely pale peach colour with a teal/baby blue colour inside, it a really nice and summery colour combination. All the products come a cute pale peach drawstring bag which is handy for using to store my current skincare products when when I travel!

And here is the bit I’m excited to share with you, the 6 full size products that are included!!

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Included is a Shower gel, Hand cream, Moisturising cream, a deodorant stick, day cream and a bottle of micellar water. I’ve only tried one of these products which is the micellar water so I’m excited about seeing what the rest is like 🙂

Thanks for reading 🙂 xoxoxox

K-Drama First Thoughts |She Was Pretty|#7

So I’ve recently decided to talk more about my Korean obsessions (K-dramas being one of them) and decided I’d start it with this K-drama.

I’m not going to go too much in depth with the story, I’ll leave that for my review, so I’ll talk about the characters and the current grasp I have on the story line. There are four main characters, the first being a character called Kim Hye-Jin, the second being Ji Sung-Joon. Third, Min Ha-Ri and fourth Kim Shin-Hyuk

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I’ll start with Hye-Jin. At the moment, her character really really annoys me. She overreacts and awful lot and ends up in situations that are very unrealistic. You also very rarely hear her talk normally, she shouts and screeches quite a lot. I don’t think it ruins the drama but it does get quite annoying after a while as her friend Min Ha-Ri (the third main character) seems perfectly normal and realistic.

I find Sung-Joon has multiple personalities in this drama. When he is in the workplace he is very cold. He is especially mean towards Hye-Jin but I feel like this is because her character is really OTT. When he is with Ha-Ri, he is very warm and kind he becomes very likeable. I am currently on ep 7 and at this point he seems so be warming up towards Hye-Jin and there feels like there is a bit of chemistry developing between them.

Ha-Ri is Hye-Jins best friend and room mate is is stunning and sophisticated. At the start of the drama is goes undercover as Hye-Jin to Meet Sung-Joon as Hye-Jin feel she is not god enough to be sene by him. At my current point in the drama, Ha-Ri seems to be developing feelings for Sung-Joon and they seem very well matched towards each other. She also has awesome fashion sense!!

Kim Shin-Hyuk is the last main character and is Hye-Jins colleague. I think the drama is edging for there to be romance between them but at the moment there seems to be absolutely no chemistry between them. Did I forget to mention that Shin-Hyuk is played by Siwon from Super Junior! I love his character though as he is very happy and bouncy. He is also very funny with the way he winds everyone up.

Next, the story. Getting straight to the point, Hye-Jin and Ji-Sung were childhood friends. Her being a very pretty young girl and him being fat with nobody liking him. After Hye-Jin sees him being bullied she vows to be his friend and take care of him. You then find out that his mother recently died and he beings to panic about it on the bus ride home. He cries to get off and Hye-Jin follows him, eventually calming him telling him she  will be his umbrella. Sung-Joon eventually emigrates with his father leaving Hye-Jin behind.

Many years later, Hye-Jins fathers company went under and they were no longer rich. She also hit her puberty stages where she inherited her fathers pretty hair and skin condition (pink scarred cheeks). Sung-Joon comes back wanting to meet with Hye-Jin but upon seeing him she feels ashamed of herself so she asks her friend Ha-Ri to pretend to be her. He is also taking over a Magazine company Hye-Jin is working at and takes the role as her boss.

Fast forward and Sung-Joon is falling for Ha-Ri (who he things is Hye-Jin) and she is falling for him, and he is a complete ass to the real Hye-Jin insulting her constantly. Shin-Hyuk is slowly falling for the real Hye-Jin and Hye-Jin has feelings toward Sung-Joon.

I have no idea where this drama is headed but I’m really looking forward to finding out!

If you’re looking for a romantic comedy drama with fun characters, I’d definitely recommend this one!

Thanks for reading! xoxoxoxox

Memes of the Week #4

It a Sunday and I always find that Sundays are the most depressing day of the week. I mean, who wants to go to work tomorrow!!?? Not me!

I do I decided I’d fill this post with pictures instead of words and hopefully these pictures will bring a smile to your face :). All the memes I’ve posted are from my own collection, ones that I have saved onto my computer to cheer myself up when I’m feeling crap and believe me that happens quite a lot so I’ll have a fair few to share!

Here are some of my current favourites!!

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I hope you enjoyed this post and if so, let me know below and I’ll do some more in the future! Maybe even make it a Sunday thing? 🙂

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Why are People So Damn Unhelpful!!! #3

So this post is a little out of the ordinary for me, you could almost say it is a rant! So, I’ll start from the beginning.

Myself, my sister Emily (Emmimori) and my fiance were out for a day out in Ramsgate today, and we were having a walk around town. My fiance loves looking in furniture shops so e went and had a look in the Pilgrims Hospice charity shop as they had a big furniture section at the back. I walked in there with my phone and glasses in hand and had a look around. I found these gorgeous glasses and decided to buy them so I walked over to the checkout with them and was served by an old woman who seemed quite nice.

We left the shop as they were closing soon and walked on for about 10 minutes. I went to put my sunglasses back on and it was then that I realised I didn’t have them. Were had I put them?? The case was big enough, how could I lose it!? I double checked my handbag and nothing! If it were any other pair of sunglasses I wouldn’t have minded but they were my prescription pair and cost me £90 so losing them was the last thing I wanted! I traced my steps back and realised I could have left them in the Pilgrims Hospice Charity shop so we ran back as they had already closed in hopes someone was still there.

My fiance got there first and was knocking on the glass, the woman behind the checkout was clearly ignoring him so I banged slightly harder on the window to grab her attention and signed for her to come over. She unlocked the door and I explained my missing glasses situation. All she said to me was “you didn’t leave any glasses on the desk”… That wasn’t what I had asked, I asked if they were anywhere in the store! All I was hoping for was either for her to have a quick look for me or to let me have a look and that definitely seemed like too much to ask.

She closed and locked the door and we began to walk away. It was then that I realised I couldn’t find my phone in my pocket. Slightly freaking out, I tore my bag open and it wasn’t in there either!! I had absolutely no idea what to do! I had old photos with no backups, I was logged into accounts with my card details on them and I had no idea where it was! My glasses situation was soon forgotten about.

Emily was calling my phone as we were making our way back to the amusements as that was the only other place I had been to and I was close to tears at this point. After a few calls, a man had finally picked up! Emily spoke to him for a bit and he told her where he was… The Pilgrims Hospice Charity shop. He also said there was a pair of glasses with the phone.

I was fuming! we walked back the shop and the man was waiting patiently by the door for us, he said they were by the table where I picked up the glasses from. The woman hadn’t moved from her chair, she didn’t even come over to apologise for not actually helping! I was so mad. I was close to tears, stressing, I didn’t know what to do, and it all could have been avoided if she had just been a bit more helpful. Instead she didn’t care!

I guess what I’m trying to say is, if the situation ever arises, always help those in need. My situation today wasn’t exactly the worst, I don’t actually think I’d have ever found my stuff if I hadn’t found out I’d lost it till later as the shop had already closed! But if I had the help from the woman, it would have saved a lot of worry and stress.

That’s it, rant over!! I feel much better now 🙂

P.s I also got attacked by a seagull today. It flew into my head, grabbed my hair which was in a bum and tried to fly away with it.

#2 My Weekend Haul

So I didn’t post last week and I have a very good explanation as to why! I had been at my parents all week as it was my birthday and I completely forgot to bring my laptop with me to post!!

But don’t worry, I used that time away from my blog to brain storm and jot down some new ideas!

So anyways, back to the post. After going out on the weekend (You can read the post here), I had a mini shopping haul at Superdrug and Tesco which I thought I would share with you all!

I’ll start with skincare first as that is pretty much the majority of my haul. I’m obsessed with skincare, even more so now I’m getting older! When I was younger (16/17) I don’t even think I moisturised! Whilst browsing Superdrug, I came across their Vitamin E range, which I honestly never even knew existed. So I decided I’d get some of the collection and came away with Their moisture boost serum, nourishing eye cream, hydrating mist, leave on moisture mask and the  night cream. I’m so excited it all! I’ve tested a few of the bits and can safely say I’m in love with the hydrating mist.

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Next up I saw that Garnier had some new moisturisers that were 1/3 off. There was a choice between honey, rose water and aloe vera. I absolutely love aloe vera so I decided to give it a whirl. What persuaded me to buy it was the fact that 96% of the ingredients are of natural origin with the last 4% being for preservation. I have tried this a few times and love it.

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I don’t usually buy nail polish but decided I’d make a change and start so I can practice doing my nails more. I asked my Fiance to pick a colour and he decided on this lovely coral colour from Barry M. It’s from their Coconut Infusion line and, oh my God, there were so many pretty colours! I also got a base coat/top coat as mine dried up a while ago.

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The Last product I got from Superdrug was medical tape. Need I explain more? who doesn’t have tape in their make up kits? 😛

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From Tesco I brought the Aloe Body Gel. I got badly sunburnt on my birthday and needed something to soothe the stinging, burning, itching and peeling and decided to give this a go as it said it moisturises calms and repairs. I  brought the one at first and took it home and I loved it so much I went out the next day to get a bottle. It is honestly the best body moisturiser I’ve ever used!!

So that’s it guys!! I hope you’ve enjoyed my mini haul!

xoxoxox