Treat yo’self 2018

I’m a big believer in self-love and often think that we should spoil ourselves a lot more than we do. February has been a bit of a rubbish month for me so I’ve been treating myself A LOT! I thought I’d share with you all some of my favourite things that I’ve bought, or received, that would be perfect if you’re in the mood to treat yourself too!


In my office, I have a little basket filled with PR beauty treats that I’ve received. These are usually smaller samples of products, which is a great way to try before you buy! One of the samples I’ve recently received is a Clive Christian perfume sampler – with samples of Immortelle and Magnolia. Immortelle is a dark and sultry scent that I’d recommend for a date night, whilst Magnolia is much sweeter and lighter (perfect for summer!). I’m definitely lusting after their luxury perfume gift set after trying them! 

I’ve also received a lovely selection of scrubs from Willow Body (black coconut, coffee and peppermint, and blood orange salt). Willow Body is a conscientious and caring brand, who use fair trade, vegan ingredients that are free from nasty things (synthetic chemicals, sulphates, parabens, artificial fragrance and mineral oils). They’re cruelty free too! They smell amazing and really do leave your skin feeling invigorated and super soft.

The final beauty product I’ve been raving about receiving right now is this gorgeous faux mink lookbook of lashes from Ardell. I was kindly gifted these during London Fashion Week and unfortunately haven’t had the time to try them yet – but have heard so many good reviews! (I can’t wait!!)



So I finally caved and bought myself THE River Island belt!! I have seen so many fashion bloggers linking to this designer dupe and I couldn’t resist buying one for myself… Of course, I had to go the extra mile and also buy it in a sassy pink snakeskin too – it’s just so EXTRA! The quality seems great upon first impressions, and for £12/£14 I’m pretty happy. (Scroll down for pictures!)

Speaking of extra, I just received two incredible bags from Paul’s Boutique. You’ll probably remember this brand from their tassel and badge adorned bags and quilted jackets back in 2010, but they’ve had a huge rebrand and I am LOVING them. I chose the Maisy Top Handle Bag’ in pink/black and the ‘Poppy Cross Body Bag’ in grey. I’m really impressed with the quality and attention to detail (even the lining is pretty!) and I’ll definitely be getting a lot of use out of them both!

Now, personally, I find that new underwear always feels like the best treat (well, non-edible treat). It leaves you feeling sassy / sexy / pretty / like you can conquer anything. Seriously, hell has no sass like a woman wearing matching underwear – that’s the quote right?! Haha! At the Very Valentines event last month, I met some of the Wonderbra team and they very kindly sent me their ‘Refined Glamour’ set. I’m not quite at that level of confidence to share photos of myself in it, so you’ll have to settle for flatlays but it does make me feel very glam. There’s a great range of sizes so it’s perfect for ladies who are well-endowed! Scroll down to have a closer look at the lace detailing and to shop the post!







*This is a collaborative post and contains some gifted products and affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Ali Hemsley
Ali Hemsley

Ali is a 24 year old lifestyle blogger. She combines her advocacy and awareness work for chronic illness and mental health with her love for fashion. You can follow Ali on social media @alihemsley


  1. February 27, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    I love treating myself especially when having a rough week or month! Those bags are amazing as well and love the belts xxx

  2. February 27, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    I’m always thinking about treating myself, I’m known at home as the treat yo’self girl haha xx

  3. georgia
    February 28, 2018 / 7:07 am

    oh love the bra! can’t wait to see you style the bag, it’s so cool xxx

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