Monday, 29 October 2018

CaseApp 20% Discount Code + REVIEW | Zoe M

CaseApp reached out to me and asked if I would like to review their phone cases. After looking through the first page of designs, I immediately said yes!

I feel like finding pretty, on trend phone cases is so hard! CaseApp have hundreds of cases to choose from- there are so many unique designs that I haven't seen anywhere else, created by artists who work with CaseApp. Not only that, you can actually completely custom create your own phone case yourself.

CaseApp has an option that allows you to create your own  personalised iPhone case. You can upload a photo from your camera roll and have it made into your case or you can choose from the templates, graphics etc already on the website to create your own unique case.

CaseApp offer their cases in a huge variety of phone models, so you will for sure find one to fit your phone. Oh, they also so laptop cases too! Which, of course, you can create and customize too, to make your own personalised laptop case (or choose a pre designed one from one of the talented artists!)

CaseApp have very kindly given me an exclusive 20% off discount code to use on their website against any of their products. The code is "ZOEEM20", be quick though as it is only available for a limited time!* I am also holding a giveaway over on my Instagram page, which gives you the chance to win a free product of your choice from the CaseApp wesbite. Headover to my Instgram page (@zoeem_) for more details.

Shop all of CaseApp's products via their website:

Which case is your favourite? It was so hard for me to choose mine- they're all so gorgeous!

Thanks for reading. Good luck if you enter my giveaway!

Zoe xo

DISCLAIMER: This is not a paid for or sponsored post. CaseApp kindly gifted me the 2 cases shown in this post. Any links are not affiliated and I do not receive commission for any purchases made with my code/link. Code expiry date: 14/11/2018

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Oliver Bonus Marble Coaster DUPE | Matalan Home

You know when you find something SO good you just can't wait to tell anyone and everyone about it? That is me today. I am so excited to be writing this post about the best steal/bargain/dupe I have come across in a long time.

I have been drooling over the Oliver Bonus marble coasters for the longest time. Every time I am in store I pop in hoping they have a "Z" initial for me to take home. They never do (No where ever has a bloody Z) I also don't live anywhere near an Oliver Bonus. Closest on to me is Edinburgh.. Just a 3 and a half hour journey away. Bit too much effort for a coaster, no matter how beautiful!

ANYWAY. My days of longing over the £12 Oliver Bonus marble coasters are gone thanks to good old Matalan. I found the most amazing dupe in there. They are identical. They are made out of thick cut, heavy stone and engraved with the gold foiled single initial. And... They had a bloody Z now didn't they! Check them out, Matalan Alphabet Marble Coasters. How amazing are these?

Oh and do you want to know the best part? £3. Yes.. Three whole pound. What a bargain! I couldn't believe it. The quality of them is outstanding and for only £3? I am so pleased with them! Trust me when I say you need one of these. I would have been skeptical if I had only seen them online at first because for £3 I would instantly think they'd be made out of some cheap, plastic feeling material. It was only because I caught sight of them when I was in store that I knew they were amazing quality. 

I then had to order them online because my store only had a few left (and none were a Z... Of course.) but online have every letter of the alphabet on there, so order until your little heart is content! I think everyone is going to get one in their Christmas stocking this year...

What do you think of this dupe? Are they something you're going to be running to tour local Matalan to pick up (I hope so!)?

Thanks for reading!

Zoe xo 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Dr Botanicals 20% Discount Code + REVIEW / Zoe M

Dr Botanicals very kindly reached out and asked if I wanted to try some of their skincare products. Being the skincare lover that I am I was so excited for the opportunity and went ahead and picked out a couple masks (of course) to try.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

La Roche Posay Lipikar AP+ Anti-irritation Stick

Recently, I have started suffering with the odd patch of eczema, something I have never had to deal with before. My skin has always been fairly normal and non sensitive. According to my Doctor, my eczema comes from stress (Great) which I suppose does make sense as when I feel myself getting riled up, I itch. I itch the patch that is on the crease of my left arm until it is red and sore. Not ideal. 

The patch on my left arm isn't my main concern, really. It is fairly easy to hide and doesn't look particularly aggressive or painful. It tends to just look a bit red and flaky, even after a severe stressy-itching session. I find though it will flare up every now and again, especially when stressed but overall, is fairly easy to treat. My main concern though, is the index finger on my left hand. Ouch. It is not easy to cover up, nor does it just flare up with stress. I'd describe it as a constantly angry, crying mess that affects my daily life. I will insert photos below- it is pretty rank. Be warned.

Nothing would really work, in fact, most things would end up just making it look or feel worse. Until I found La Roche Posay Lipikar AP+ Anti Irritation Stick. This makes an instant difference to my skin and how it feels. If my eczema is flaring up and becoming itchy and irritated I apply the Lipikar stick right over it and it instantly starts to stop the itching- I couldn't believe it! 

So it is safe to say it tackled the patch on my arm in no time at all. Not only did it help to relieve my skin from the constant itching, it has actually visibly reduced and healed it. To the point where it is practically gone. How amazing is that! But again, my main concern was this rank finger of mine. Which at this point was potentially worse than the above photo, as it had actually started to crack (Mmmm) and seep (Yum) so yeah... Things were not looking great!

This is my hand now:

As you can see- there is a massive improvement! The skin is healing nicely, there is little to no redness and only a minimal amount of dryness. I am so happy with the results! The eczema started to heal up very quickly after introducing the Lipikar stick. Also, it did not cause any irritation or stinging, like I had experienced with other products 

Despite actually working, here are the other things I love about the Lipikar Anti Irritation Stick:

- The texture- it is a super lightweight, non greasy balm. It sits nicely on the skin, doesn't feel heavy. This is something that always concerned me about using products labelled as "suitable for eczema prone skin", I just imagined a thick, greasy cream. Yuck. Not the case though- especially great since I have been using it on my hand! 

- I love the fact it is in a stick, so it makes applying the product super easy and hygienic! 

- The price. £13 and quite often on sale/reduced. Simple as that! 

- It doesn't have a scent, which I know is a big thing for a lot of people. 

- And I just bloody love and trust La Roche-Posay as a brand. They never let me down and definitely know their stuff. I am super keen to check out the rest of the Lipikar range 

Of course, please keep in mind that this is just my personal experience and opinions. I can not guarantee that you will get the same results for any skin condition you may use Lipikar stick to tackle. I hope you get the same results I do, but just keep in mind everyone skin is so different and reacts to different things. 

Have you tried the La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ Anti Irritation stick before? What did you think of it? Also, are there any other products you'd recommend for treating eczema? 

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Thanks for reading.

Zoe xo