December 2016 - StephLeaMead

Monday, 26 December 2016

January Sales: Under £20 ASOS edition!

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January Sales: Under £20 ASOS edition!
Christmas day is done and dusted for another year, meaning the big January Sales are officially on! Time to get your consumer on and spend too much money on more stuff because you need another dress, I mean, New Years Eve is coming up so... Debit cards at the ready, here are my top picks from the clothing paradise that is ASOS... Happy holidays, lovelies x


1) Ebonie n Ivory embroidered sheer little black dress - http://tidd.ly/8e7d7a29
2) Bluebella short black mesh fishnet dress - http://tidd.ly/8338122c 
3) Velvet lace up burgundy flat shoes - http://tidd.ly/94eaf696  
4) New Look purple velvet high heel ankle boots - http://tidd.ly/e363b2c5
5) Sheer white peplum white top by Milk It Vintage - http://tidd.ly/39ea4398
6) Love Rocks black lace up neck choker - http://tidd.ly/cccc9a18
7) ASOS Valentina black and sheer lace high waisted pants - http://tidd.ly/ad49d2f9
8) Black zip up mini skirt in a leather look - http://tidd.ly/b3fb49d6
9) Off the shoulder bardot blue satin top with bell sleeves - http://tidd.ly/fa132a22
10) Fishnet brazillian style black strappy knickers - http://tidd.ly/81c953e5


11) Her Curious Nature embroidered floral velvet choker - http://tidd.ly/b6911ea
12) grunge washed out black faux leather back pack - http://tidd.ly/e6d6b978
13) Black ripped tee with eagle print patch by The Ragged Priest - http://tidd.ly/7bb9f744
14) Grey wash blue velvet midi bodycon dress with choker - http://tidd.ly/aedd301
15) Black knee ripped skinny denim jeans - http://tidd.ly/d503fc25
16) High neck black and white ladder ripped seam jumper - http://tidd.ly/6c18447d
17) black velvet tight bardot off of the shoulder top - http://tidd.ly/24b3822a
18) Denim slip skirt with black lace hem inserts in washed black - http://tidd.ly/57068a00

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed! Apologies for your empty bank account now, mine is the same! I braved town today to spend my gift cards and regretted it instantly, here's to the next sale... When will I ever learn?!
StephLeaMead X

Monday, 5 December 2016

Etsy Bohemian Christmas Gift Guide 2016!

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Etsy Bohemian Christmas Gift Guide 2016!
It's time for shopping, eating copious amounts of food and drinking lots of alcohol (that last one is a must, ok? ok.) CCHHRRISTMMASS!
This year, like always, I've got you folks covered with an Etsy, small independant UKCshop gift guide, although this one is slightly different to previous gift guides, this is bohemian themed! So if that suits the beautiful souls you are getting presents for, check out the gorgeous gifts below!

   
This amazing shop is owned by a lovely girl called Nia, and she hand makes everything in her shop! Born to Roam is packed full of boho goodies, from mandala candle and incense holders, ornaments, and even macrame wall hangings. Room decor on point, seriously!
Perfect Christmas gifts for the free spirited soul in your life, or even for a treat for yourself! You can buy yourself xmas presents, right?! Course...
Everything in this shop can be personalised, and she will happily take custom orders if you message her via Etsy or Instagram! How cute would little wooden name plaques be for wedding tables?!

Check out these rustic, wooden pieces with the links below:

Christmas wood burned and copper hanging decoration - http://tidd.ly/11d0d41b
Wood burned mandala log candle holder - http://tidd.ly/f2da9366
Mandala wood burned log slice incense stick holder - http://tidd.ly/9ba61d50

Can you believe how crazy talented this illustrator, Lisa, is? I couldn't when I discovered her shop on Etsy! She illustrates cards, prints, calendars and much more in this gorgeous, whimsical style.
Her pieces are right up my street, I already have this 2017 fairytale calendar hanging and I'm planning on purchasing her gyspy style fortune teller black and white prints to adorn my bedroom soon! My eyes are in love!

Fairy tale illustrated 2017 calendar - http://tidd.ly/1270a907
Fortune teller monochrome print - http://tidd.ly/14f4ab26

Mandala tapestries are everything right now, I have three in my room at the moment... One acting as curtains, one covering a whole wall and now this beautiful one hanging just above my bed!
This pink and purple mandala wall hanging is actually circular, and the best thing, it has pom poms all around it! Love. Can't wait to use this as a little picnic blanket in the summer, bring it on!

Similar mandala tapestry, from the same Etsy shop, here - http://tidd.ly/79769de1

Kat from Lost Marbles designs the absolute best Christmas cards, ever... No, scratch that! The best cards, period. I will always go to Kat for any card that I need, be it Birthday, leaving card, easter, valentines. Literally any holiday, she's got it, and it will be the funniest thing!
Clintons won't have a card as good as this one, trust me...

Well Hung Christmas card with brown envelope - http://tidd.ly/531052e6

Also, check out other cards from her with my other blog post! https://stephleamead.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/funny-christmas-cards-giveaway-with.html

Aaaand I did a YouTube video gift guide too, if you prefer videos to blog posts, here you go! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuYRk2O4biU

Are you planning on buying these gifts, or anything else from Etsy this Christmas time? Let me know in the comments below! I adore discovering new Etsy shops. Supporting small business is super important <3 br="" nbsp="">
Happy Christmas!
StephLeaMead X

Friday, 2 December 2016

Black As My Soul Hex Bath Bomb ft. Review

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Black As My Soul Hex Bath Bomb ft. Review

YO HEY FRIENDS HOW ARE YOU I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS POST OK SO HERE WE GO...
Black. Bath. Bomb.
And no, I don't mean slightly tinted bath water that looks quite cute and instagram worthy but is no where near enough colour so like was it worth it or no idk, I mean SHIT THE BED THAT BATH WATER IS REALLY BLACK I CAN'T SEE MY BODY THROUGH IT THIS IS SO COOL, I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW PIGMENTED THIS IS *calls over boyfriend* TAKE MORE PHOTOS OF ME LOOK AT THIS BATH BOMB HOW F**KING COOL IS THIS SHIT?! WHY DIDN'T I BUY MORE DAMN IT I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS YES MY LIFE IS COMPLETE WHY AREN'T LUSH BATH BOMBS THIS GOOD SERIOUSLY MAN STEP UP YOUR GAME HONEYS YAAAAASSS

The above is actual audio which left my mouth at bath time. My boyfriend now thinks I'm crazy. I regret nothing. I bet you think I'm over reacting? No kidding, check out the pictures below...


 So first impressions out of the plastic packaging... I thought it would never turn out black, I thought a slightly tainted dark purple bath at best. The smell was amazing, it's like rose oil and baby powder.
I won't lie, I was slightly disappointed at the shape, as I wanted it to be molded into a coffin shape, or crucifix, or witches cauldron or something else related to gothic witchy stuff, but it's just the shape of the packaging. Nothing too drastic, just me being picky. Considering this is my only con throughout my whole review, that's nothing.


When I lowered the hex bomb into my bath water, I was so fascinated by how the bath bomb fizzled into the water. The colouring entwines and floats around your limbs so elegantly, and it looks like black magic (get it, cuz it's black, I'll leave, sorry...) 
At first, it does look like it's final form will be purple, but it ends up being as black as anything you could imagine. Incredibly pigmented, from one inch under the water you cannot see anything, it's crazy. Look...


Even though the colour is very opaque, it doesn't stain your skin or bath. I was quite worried about this because my mother would not have been happy about a black bath, I would have been visited by the grim reaper himself that night, trust me, haha.

One bath bomb is all you need to make it this colour too, and at only £3 it is such a bargain.
Bella Muerte sell other colours as well, even glittery ones though she sells out REALLY quick so if you are planning on buying, be quick! She restocks on a Friday, and I've been trying to get my hands on a black Hex Bomb for a number of months, and I've only just managed to purchase it, so!

Here's the Hex Bomb - http://bellamuerteclothingaccessories.bigcartel.com/product/black-as-your-soul-bathbomb

p.s the bath bombs are cruelty free and vegan! And it's a small independent UK business *party*
i died it was that good, srsly. look. rip. such edgy. much goth xoxo
Did you get as excited as me? Course ya did.
See you next time girl,
StephLeaMead X