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Bags are one of the things I love to collect… Dune‘s new-ish collection of “True Love” garments/accessories are EVERYTHING – and I was kindly sent one of their bags to review.

It’s fair to note that they have trainers in this style too, but I was worried that the diamond detail might come off quicker if they were on my feet – and this made me hesitant. So, I was chose the bag to review instead.

Let me begin by discussing the colour of the bag… It’s white. No, there aren’t other colours to choose from. Yes, white is an extremely tough colour for me to pull off because I’m relatively clumsy, and will manage to spill anything and everything on it to the point where it’ll stain. Bags and accessories are no different.

But, the fact that it’s not just white all over means it’ll no doubt be less noticeable. Green, blue, red and pink really compliment the white background and the charms, pearls etc. They’re really cute together. It really does not look too busy or tacky. The mix of colours works!

The leather is great. Apart from the strap feeling a bit flimsy, the bag itself doesn’t feel tacky.

As I explained briefly up top, the look of the bag is stunning. I love it so much. It pairs beautifully with a top and jeans. I like the fact that you can wear it during the and/or on a night out.

Look, the bag is pretty small in size, but it’s still mighty nonetheless. You can store quite a bit in there, actually.

The only down sides in my opinion are the price (for a bag of its size) and the fact that the diamonds/charms might fall off after regular use.

That’s it. It’s a good bag.

My rating: 3*

I’ve been seeing a few “Interview with” posts kicking about and I’ve gone ahead and conducted one.

So, apparently, the best “Interview with” posts feature bloggers’ most inspirational figures.

My mum is my most inspirational human. I love her and everyone who meets her does too. She’s adorable and my absolute world!

1. When I was little, what did you think I was going to be when I grew up?

A writer. I knew you were going to be a writer from the stories you used to write and leave for me around the house.

2. Do you think I have more of your good qualities or bad qualities?

If you had taken any qualities at all, it’d only be the best ones!

3. What is the funniest thing I ever said or did as a kid?

The time when you shouted at me for taking you to the gate at nursery… You kept screaming “let me walk to school alone! I’ll go school by myself! Don’t follow me!”

4. When was the first time you heard me swear?

You swear?????

5. What would you have named me if I was the opposite gender?

I like the name Jude.

6. Did I look more like you or like dad when I was a baby?

A split image of me, although you do have your dad’s features.

7. What was the most annoying thing I did as a baby?

You were very stubborn. Still are!

8. What was my very first word?

Mama.

9. Did you want me to be a boy or a girl?

They actually told me you were a boy. *fits of laughter* I was told I was having a boy.

10. How bad did giving birth hurt?

It was quite smooth in comparison to when I gave birth to your brother.

11. What is your very first memory of me?

Seeing you for the first time.

12. When you were my age, did you want kids?

I had kids when I was your age…

13. What made me cry most when I was little?

When you didn’t get your way.

14. What made me laugh the most when I was little?

You laughed at anything and everything.

15. What TV show would I watch every single day?

Tweenies.

*I pull a face and whisper “NO! Change your answer!”*

… You loved Disney films mostly.

16. Did you ever lose me in the supermarket or anywhere else?

I stepped out to go and get something, you turned the key in the ignition of the car and drove it straight into a garage. That was fun.

*interview terminates here because I have words with my mum*

*interview resumes here because I have a blog post to write*

17. What was the first movie you brought me to the theater to see?

A Disney one I’m sure…

*insert any Disney movie here, apparently*

18. What song did I listen to on repeat when I was super young?

Wild World by Cat Stevens.

19. What was the nicest thing I ever said to you?

Do you ever?

*interview breaks while I tell my mum some nice things*

20. What was the meanest thing I ever said to you?

Is there a word limit on these things?

*giggles*

*interview terminates briefly while I say MORE nice things*

*interview continues*

21. What was my favorite stuffed animal?

The big teddy bear you had which we won at the fairground.

22. What age (of mine) did you hate experiencing the most?

All 26 and 3/4 of them *laughing fit* I’m joking of course!

*interview ends*

*interview restarts for SEO purposes*

23. What age (of mine) do you feel like we were closest?

Every one. I love you.

*cries eyes out*

24. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear my name?

Princess.

*throws up*

25. What is the worst part about being my mother?

It wasn’t easy raising you, but I wouldn’t change you for the world.

26. What is the best part about being my mother?

How far you’ve come and how much you’ve grown. I’m proud of you.

*we both cry our eyeballs out of our faces*

27. What is my worst habit?

You bite your nails. It’s awful. STOP!

28. Which television character reminds you of me the most?

Mia from Princess Diaries.

29. What song reminds you of me the most?

Summertime. You sing it ALL the time. Can you practice something else!?!

30. What was I the most afraid of as a child?

Old people. You used to hide from the old lady I used to visit and do flower arranging for.

31. Overall, did you consider me a good kid?

Of course.

32. Are you happy with the way I turned out? 

Yeah, we all are.

Love you, mum! Thanks for being a legend.

If it were possible, would you live on the moon?

No, not really. I like looking up at it at night…

If you could break any world record which one would it be?

Loving someone the most.

If you could got back in time 1,000 years, what year would you visit?

1876.

Would you let me slap you for a hundred dollars?

I’d let you slap me for free… In fact I’d slap myself on your and others’ behalves.

What famous historical figure would like to fight?

Hitler.

What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?

That I was in the Battle of 1066.

If you could master one musical instrument, what would it be?

Recorder.

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title would be?

She’s a bit shit, but great at it.

Have you ever been drunk in public?

I fall asleep after a drink, so probably not.

Would you dress in drag for $25?

I do things for free.

What do you think phones will be like in 10 years?

Holograms.

What bad habit do you have that you know you need to break, but don’t really want to?

Loving people I shouldn’t.

If you were president for the day, what one thing would you change about the country?

I’d make it illegal to hate anyone.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

A lot strange.

If money were no object, where in the world would you choose to live?

Venus.

If you had to eat one thing from McDonald’s, every meal for a week straight, what would you chose?

Cheese dippers.

Describe your own personal hell.

Being hated by the people I love most.

Describe your own personal heaven.

Being loved by the people I love most.

If you could deliver a speech to the entire world, what would you say?

Live, laugh, love.

Have you ever chased down an ice cream truck as an adult?

Yes, for a Cherry Brandy.

What is the weirdest scar you have and how did you get it?

On my wrists and ankles. When I was a baby, ops.

If you had to choose to live without one of your five senses, which one would you give up?

Smell.

Have you ever saved someone’s life?

I don’t know.

Has anyone ever saved your life?

Every day.

If you found out you were the direct descendant of a king or queen, would that boost your self esteem or have no affect on you at all?

I’d scream: “SHUT UP!” like Mia from Princess Diaries.

What skills do you posses that could help you survive the zombie apocalypse?

Diarrhoea on demand.

If you inherited a single room off-the-grid cabin in the woods, would you be excited or disappointed?

Delighted!

If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?

40. Life begins.

Have you ever been scared enough to wet your pants?

I’ve wet myself in fear (and out of it).

If you could go back in time and change history, what would you change?

Everything happens for a reason and only God can change things… But, I’d probably keep Martin Luther King and Princess Diana alive.

Who is your favorite cartoon character?

Marge Simpson.

If you could kill off any character from a current television show, who would it be?

I don’t fancy a life sentence, and I don’t really want to.

Would you go streaking across a football field during a game for a million dollars knowing there’s a 50/50 chance you’ll get arrested for indecent exposure?

I am not a naturist, therefore no. If, for whatever reason I was, I’d do it for free. Modesty, guys. Modesty.

What was your first CD and when did you get it?

Delta Goodrem Born To Try. I bought it when it was first released.

What is something you are currently obsessed with?

Water.

If a theme song played every time you entered a room, what would it be?

Emmerdale.

What insect do you wish would completely go extinct?

None. I love all insects and animals as long as they don’t attack.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Innocent Business.

Would you like to live to be 200 years old?

No. I wouldn’t tempt fate.

Would you rather be a judge or a lawyer?

My mum’s a lawyer, so neither. She does it better than anyone.

If you had to read an entire encyclopaedia, which letter would you choose?

M.

Who is your favorite stand-up comedian?

The best one.

If you had to spend the rest of your life as a tree what kind of tree would you be?

Bonsai.

If you were in the circus what kind of performer would you be? (Clown, tight-rope walker, etc)

Lion tamer.

What phobias have you overcome in your lifetime?

Heights.

Have you thrown up in a car?

No, I’ve gone outside to do it.

Do you think all dogs go to heaven?

Of course!

If you could go on a cross country road trip with famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?

Virgin Mary.

Would you become a professional bank robber if you knew you would never get caught?

No, heists aren’t my idea of fun.

What’s something you always wanted to do as a child but never got to do it?

Prom. I wasn’t able to go to prom, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing – watch my wedding!

If you were in a witness protection program, what would be your new name and where would you go?

Robbin’ Fick. I’d go to prison for lifting shops.

What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Stroganoff.

What famous artist, dead or alive, would you want to paint your portrait?

Monet.

What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever cried about?

My life.

If you could rid the world of one disease what would it be?

Cancer.

What board game do you hate the most?

I love all board games.

If you could get away with a crime, would you? If yes, what would it be?

Loving someone. Love is a crime, isn’t it?

Who was your first celebrity crush?

Vernon Kay.

What’s the worst thing you ever did as a child and what was your punishment?

Was born. My life.

What is one thing you refuse to share?

Why would I share it now? Some things are best kept close to my chest, especially when it means the world.

What are two things you would do if you woke up to find yourself completely invisible?

Stalk people. Move things and have people wondering where they put them…

Describe the worst haircut you’ve ever had.

When I was younger, I kept going on about wanting short hair, so my mum gave in and asked the hairdresser to give me a bowl cut to teach me a lesson.

If you were offered the position of mayor of your city, would you take it?

Sure.

Have you ever pooped your pants? (not including when you were a baby)

Figuratively, all the time. Physically, also all the time.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

The ability to make people love me.

If you could be on the cover of any magazine which one would you choose?

Forbes, I’ll make it on one of those lists one day.

What song would you sing for your American Idol audition?

Summertime.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

NA I love work and every job I’ve ever had.

What is the funniest movie you have ever seen?

Bad Teacher.

If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?

The person I was in my past life.

Which Disney princess do you find to be the most attractive?

Cinderella.

What country would you never want to visit?

I want to see the entire world. No country is off the list.

What scene from a non-horror movie scared you as a child?

When she finds out she has three dads in Mamma Mia.

What kind of phone was your first cell phone?

Nokia 3310.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done in a hotel room?

Slept.

If you were about to be executed what five foods would have as your last meal?

Mississippi Mud Pie, sushi, fries, prawn cocktail, lobster roll…

Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol?

Water.

On a scale from 1-10 what’s the highest level of pain you’ve ever been in?

Cutting my toenails.

If you could start a collection of one kind of item, what would it be?

Shoes.

Who is the most famous person you have ever met?

Jesus.

What fashion trend do you wish would come back?

Crocs.

What fashion trend do you wish would go away?

That thing “roadman” do when they wear their trousers by their ankles.

You’re in prison with a life sentence, what was your crime?

Loving someone I probably shouldn’t.

If you could bring one fictional character to life, who would it be?

Wonder Woman.

If you inherited or won a million dollars, what’s the very first thing you would do with the money?

Put it in a fund for my future children.

What two languages would you like to be fluent in?

Chinese and Italian.

Would you rather be a hobbit or an elf for 24 hours?

Elf. I want to meet Santa.

What would you do if you were the lone survivor of a plane crash?

Kill myself.

What is your favorite sport in the Winter Olympics?

Bobsled.

What one toy do you wish never existed?

Baby Born.

What is your favorite smell?

Anything but shit, sick, sweat or piss.

Do you believe in Bigfoot?

Only on Wednesdays.

What is one thing women do that grosses you out?

Having a period.

And men?

Man flu.

What’s your favorite viral YouTube video?

Mateo with the cupcakes.

What is the last book you read?

The Bible, again.

What was your favorite color or Crayola crayon growing up?

Orange.

Describe your perfect sandwich

Crisps and butter.

Kiehl’s has always been my favourite brand of skincare… Although I’ve regularly mentioned Lush Cosmetics previously, Kiehl’s will remain my first choice – because I will never forget how it saved my skin and cured it from acne.

Kiehl’s appeals to me because, like Lush, it’s made from natural and herbal ingredients.

No, I don’t even need to write about their Midnight Recovery serum as it’s an award-winning concentrate that speaks for itself…

However, I don’t write to promote, I write to express my opinion. With that in mind, I’m going to express it.

Although it’s been on my dressing table for a while, I decided to start using it consistently about a two weeks ago. I particularly like the fact that this serum is suitable for dry, combo and oily skins.

One night. A few drops. Younger-looking skin by morning.

Like thousands of fellow patrons, use a few drops of Kiehl’s UK & Ireland #1 best-seller, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, every night for younger-looking skin by morning. Wake up to fresher-feeling skin, which is more toned, and with improved radiance.This formula works by enhancing your skin’s natural night-time recovery process – so make your skin work for you while you sleep! Additionally the formula is not only paraben-free, but also 99.8% natural-derived. A few of the key ingredients include Lavender Essential Oil, Primrose Oil, and Kiehl’s-signature ingredient squalane, derived from olives.And that’s not all – it’s made from a recyclable glass bottle, dropper and plastic squeeze top in a protective 100% recycled board carton.

Process: wash your face. Prime it. Apply three drops across your face. Night moisturise. Go to sleep. Wake up and wash it off.

Result: over time, your skin will look repaired, replenished and moisturised. But, results are visible upon first use.

My verdict: It’s brilliant. Expensive (£38 for 30ml) but well worth it. You can get testers to try before deciding whether it’s for you. I’d give it a 5*.

As I’ve alluded throughout this post, it’s the greatest overnight serum I’ve used. All Kiehl’s products are intense (in terms treatment) but sensitive enough to suit all skin-tones and types.