Sunday, 30 March 2014

What's in My Bag?

It's a Monday so some procrastination is in order. And boy what do you know? IT'S A YOUTUBE VIDEO! This video features three of my handbags, a sneak peak into my make-up bag and what my current favourite perfume is. So grab a cup of tea and enjoy the show! (Please click here or on the image to watch the video).

Do you have anything similar/different in your bag?

Much Love
Eltoria x


Friday, 28 March 2014

All Things Soap & Glory

Scrub'em, leave'em and creamy clarifying- oh you are full of puns Soap & Glory. I must admit I have never ever tried any of their products, only was I allured by the pretty packaging down the isle in Boots. Usually I only get my body care from LUSH or The Body Shop but I thought it was about time I ventured onto something new. This week I picked up 'SCRUB' EM and LEAVE' EM' body buff and 'CLEAN ON ME' shower gel. Now I only got the small sample size because I wanted to give them a good go before buying their humongous (yet extremely great for value) products. I have generally never seen body care be so huge, the pots utterly amazing. If you don't even want to buy their products, just go and have a look at their isle in Boots because its honestly like stepping into America (where everything is just twice as big). But nonetheless, two treats for £5.00? Bargain.

The thickness of this product is to die for, I have never used a scrub so luxurious! This product contains sea salt, glycerine, jojoba oil, and seed oil which if fabulous to anyone who has dry skin. I bought this product after becoming hooked on Cocoa Brown tan (click here to see post) so I needed a new scrub that was as good (or even better) than the one which came with the Cocoa Brown set. This scrub left my skin feeling ever so soft creating a subtle, not potent, scent too. I bought this small pot for £3.50 (50 ml) but the 300ml is only £8.00!

CLEAN ON ME Shower Gel
Not only is it a shower gel, but it is a 2-1 shower gel so there is no need to moisturise after using this one ladies (or gents!). The built in body lotion makes this product extremely thick which only requires the smallest amount upon application.This product contains natural mandarin peel and citric acid which is the perfect cocktail for toning out your skin for the summer season! I bought this small bottle for £1.50 (75ml) but the 500 ml is only £6.00! 

Will you be trying out the glory of all soap? (see what I did there)

Much Love
Eltoria x


Friday, 21 March 2014

Cocoa Brown: Fake Tan Review

 You have no idea on how excited I am to write this post, it feels like I haven't written a proper post in ages! I do apologise for the lack of 'blogging,' my life seems to be bombarded with textbooks and deadlines at the moment which makes life slightly dull (I lie... I love it really!). Recently I was extremely excited to receive a package from Cocoa Brown and boy, don't they send a good'n. I was so impressed with the presentation and thought that had gone into it, I even received a lovely hand written thankyou note in addition to extra goodies that I didn't expect to receive. Now I must admit before I proceed with this review, I'm not exactly the biggest fake tan user in the world. I have used gradual tans and spray tans in the past but I wouldn't consider myself regular user. If anything I don't trust myself with it. However with the weather being SO lovely in the UK, I didn't really want to stray outside with my legs looking like two milk bottles. There is nothing wrong with pale legs, but, everyone else looked a shade or two darker than me so I had to give my Cocoa Brown fake tan a whirl! So lets get tanning (and preferably make me look Beyonce!).

You can buy all of this for just £9.99 from Feel Unique!
The Cocoa Brown tan came with its own 'Tough Stuff' scrub which worked amazingly on the body. I particularly used it around my elbows, hands, feet and knees as these are the areas that are the hardest to tan. It it is important to either ex-foliate or moisturise before using fake tan as you don't want end up all patchy. Usually I ABSOLUTELY hate the smell of fake tan, it is probably one of the reasons why I don't use it very often. However I kid you not this tan smells just like L'oreal Kids Tropical Mango shampoo which smells incredible! Not only did this tan bring back fruitful memories from my youth, it was also so easy to apply as it comes with its own application MIT! The mousse is a beautiful golden colour which is perfect for those who desire a natural golden glow. This tan also works as an instant tan as it develops in just one hour! So perfect for all you party goers out there!

Did you know Cocoa Brown originates from Ireland!
Well I must say, I salute you Marissa Carter because you have just created one fabulous tan! I can't see myself going back now! This tan has been well credited by top names such as  and top rated bloggers too! You can also pick up a bottle for £7.99 in Superdrug too. So what are you waiting for? become sun kissed just like me!

Just so pretty!

Look at that colour difference!

Have you used this tan before? will you be picking up a bottle any time soon?

Much Love
Eltoria x


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

20 Piece Beauty Prize Winner!

Firstly, I would like to thank everybody who entered my 20 piece beauty prize giveaway! We had almost 7,000 of you enter which is amazing! Just to let you all know, for those of you who followed me on YouTube and on Google Connect you guys will automatically be put forward for my next competition which will start very soon. Just a little way of saying thankyou :). But I'm afraid that there can only be one winner so I have selected someone who followed all the relevant sites in addition to the bonus ones too! and that person is.... Kim Radley!

Thankyou very much Kim! We shall be in contact with you very soon. Kim also writes a blog herself so why don't you all go and check her out? Once again, thankyou so much to all of you!

Much Love
Eltoria x


Saturday, 15 March 2014

My Beauty Compare: Win over £1000 of Prizes!

AHHHHH I think I almost died and gone to heaven when I was emailed about this little gem. £1000 worth of prizes? I think this would feed my beauty addiction for a while. My Beauty Compare is an AMAHHHZING online beauty bible which stands at number 1 for the worlds 1st price comparison and product recommendation site for beauty! So this is definitely something worth celebrating. I have an unhealthy obsession with makeup brushes and sometimes finding the best ones isn't easy. However during my Saturday morning 'stalk', My Beauty Compare has made honestly made my life slightly easier- I was able to see a whole range at affordable prices. RESULT. So if you would like to enter this competition or simply find out more about the company then please click here.

Google: +MyBeautyCompare 
Twitter: @MyBeautyCompare

They even emailed us to say how much they liked our Eltoria Exclusive Bag!  So we would like to offer our My Beauty Compare fans a chance to win one of these bags by entering this competition, and then commenting below once you have! :D (this will run until the closing date of the competition)

Good luck guys!
Much Love 
Eltoria x


Thursday, 13 March 2014


Hey y'all, how is everyone doing? So this week I wanted to do a 'get to know me' post but I thought that it would be too long to write, so I bunged it all into a YouTube video! You will find out everything from what my weight is to when the last time I was insulted. Just everything is in there! Hope you all enjoy, comment below if we have anything in common! Please click here or on the photo or here to access the video.

Click on photo to see video!
Much Love
Eltoria x

Why not enter my £80.00 prize giveaway by clicking here. Only one day left!


Saturday, 8 March 2014

My Own Bag Collection Launch ♥

Eltoria's Secrets Collection 2014
So ladies and gentleman, boys and girls I welcome you with big smiles and huge excitement to my own bag collection! This all came about quite suddenly but I wanted to offer something more to my viewers (because I love you that much) and thought... what does one lady need more than anything? A stylish yet affordable bag... yes? For those of you who know me, I am an absolute bag enthusiast! I like to experiment with colours and styles and usually stray away from the usual blacks and browns. In my first collection you shall expect to see lots of colours and styles in addition to patterns and prints. This collection particularly reflects my personality and tastes so I can truly say that these bags have a massive 'Eltoria' stamp on them. I decided to name my first collection after the people who have truly stood by me throughout my blogging journey, I felt that they deserved recognition and what a way to do that. So below I have written you a brief summary on what my reasons were for selecting these individuals and why I chose that particular bag to feature in my first collection. So spice up your style and wardrobes with an Eltoria Bag! You can enter my blog shop my clicking here 

Alicia Satchel

 This gorgeous little spring number was named after my gorgeous cousin Alicia. Alicia is approaching 18 years old and is incredibly 'girly' and smiley. I unfortunately do not see her much as she lives up north (whereas I live down south) but I wanted to name this bag after her as a way of saying that I miss her and lover her very much. This satchel reminds me of the sweet smell of Spring and Summer which would make this the perfect day satchel. You could even spice up any uniform with this satchel as it is the perfect size to store notepads and pencils in there. Get this gorgeous cute look by clicking here.

Anouska Hazel Satchel

 This vintage looking satchel was named after my twin sister Anouska. Hazel is also my sisters middle name and my grandmas first name so I thought it was the perfect name to give to this bag. Anouska is not only a sister to me, but she is also my best friend. She knows me more than anyone so it was extremely important to name a bag after her. This satchel is a perfect working or day bag which will always add a sophisticated finish to any outfit. You can also turn this satchel into a rucksack which makes it even more practical for those of you who like to cycle to work or school. We love how versatile this bag is!

Eltoria Exclusive Bag

The Eltoria Exclusive Bag is completely me to a tee, even the colours, the clasp, the handle... just everything about it. I usually find it extremely difficult to find bags this shape, so I was ecstatic to bring it into my first collection! At the moment red and royal blue bags are my favourite colours to go for in a handbag. Many people are put off because they fear that these colours will clash with their outfit, but I assure you, they seriously 'vamp' up any outfit. The Eltoria bag can also turn into a satchel so you guys are spoilt for choice! So be brave, and splash your wardrobes with some colour!

Meet the Others!

Left: Olivia Satchel Strawberry Centre: Olivia Satchel Latte Right: Erin Owl Bag
The Olivia Satchel bag was named after my two good friends, one being the owner and writer of Ollie May Boutique and Ollie May Blog! These two ladies have always been supportive throughout my blogging journey which means a huge amount to me. You can adjust the straps on these bags which makes them extremely adaptable for any occasion. Strawberry or Latte, which one takes your fancy? The Erin Owl Bag was named after one of my childhood best friends, Erin. Erin loves anything with owls on them so this bag was just perfectly suited to her. This bag is on trend at the moment so it would make the perfect day or school bag. So why not add the latest style to your collection?

Which one is your favourite?
You can enter my newly designed shop by clicking here!

New bag love
Eltoria xx

Why not enter my £80.00 prize giveaway by clicking here. Only one week left!


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Take Me Back to the 90's!

So I saw someone post a photo of a Jane Norman bag the other day and it made me miss the good old days. You know, the days when money grew on trees and life was bitter sweet. So I thought that it would be a good idea to collaborate 30 images that reminded me of the 90's/early 20's. I apologise in advance if you do not recognise a number of them but these are just a few that sprung to mind. So here's a quick Tuesday post for you all!

Jane Norman bags



Beanie Babies

Everyone wanted a Blue Peter badge!

We were taught on a blackboard

Computers looked like boxes

Everyone wore popper 'trackies' in PE

Fresh Prince of Bel Air


Get Your Own Back!

Hey Arnold

Home Alone

Art Attack with Neil Buchanan

Keenan & Kel

Nokia 3310

The Parent Trap

Power Rangers

Saved by the Bell



The Simpsons

Sketcher's Platforms

The Spice Girls


When fashion didn't matter!

When Kelloggs gave us toys!

Sky Dancers
When New Look was cheap

So what reminds you of the 90's/early 20's?

Much Love
Eltoria x


Saturday, 1 March 2014

New LUSH Haul

Ciao ladies and gents, it's the weekend! So I've come back to Bath for the weekend after a much needed break from student living in Reading, and I thought, it would be rude not to bring back the appropriate attire for Bath living, no? That's right you (may of) guessed it correctly, luxury bath bombs and bubble bath from LUSH Cosmetics will go down a 'hoot' for the perfect bath. And guys, I was EXTREMELY (capitals emphasised) at the new range at LUSH- you would (almost) be a fool not to go in there and at least give them a sniff, they are just incredible. So to give you all a broad insight into the new range I have decided to bung it all into a YouTube video. I have put the names and prices in the description box (just under the video on YouTube) so take a look at them if you wish to.


You can also enter my ULTIMATE 20 Piece Prize Giveaway just by subscribing to my YouTube channel! Click here for more details.

So which one is your favourite?

Much Love
Eltoria x


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