Monday, 12 December 2016

DIY Gift - The Happy Jar

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I've been really loving creating crafting and DIY things lately and most recently a really cute idea I've came across is a DIY Happy Jar - whether you're making it for a gift, Birthday or Christmas Present, for yourself or just to make someone smile these are really cute inexpensive way just to add some positivity.

What you will need:

Colourful Paper
A Jar of Tub

This really is such a cute idea,  if you're making it for someone else decorate your Jar with their name and go wild decorate it however you like or if it's for yourself decorate it with your own name! Once you've decorated your jar and you're happy with it, cut your paper into strips, then you have two options:

  • If your jar is a gift you can pop in things to do, positive quotes, sweet little messages anything you like - fold them up and pop them in and when they're feeling down they can grab a strip and you're message will hopefully put a smile on their face. 
  • If you're making a jar for yourself start on Jan 1st of the beginning of the year and write down one happy thing from each day fold them up and pop them in then you can read them at the end of the year - a great way to see how many amazing things that you achieved. 

There's are literally so so sweet, have you made a Happy Jar before? 



Friday, 9 December 2016

November Instagram Diary

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If you fancy keeping up to date with all of my pictures you can follow me on Instagram here! Leave your names below so I can peek at yours too!



Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Jumpers

It's Officially 17 days till Christmas!! That is if I counted right..I don't know about you I feel like there's lots of people that love them and lots of people that hate them (how can you hate them though?) I personally LOVE Christmas Jumpers, seriously there's so many adorable ones I just can't resist. Everyone needs a Christmas Jumper for December (or to wear in November..or October or September..hey I was excited) but anyway I've shopped around (mainly for myself but I thought I'd share them with you guys too because I'm so nice) and here is a few of my favourite Christmas Jumpers - each of the stores have a massive range of Festive PJs, Christmas Jumpers and Cute Christmas T Shirts for all ages so be sure to have a browse through! Some of my favourite ranges are from Boohoo, George at ASDA, Tesco F&F, New Look and Peacocks!

Don't forget to let me know which one is your favourite in the comments below! 



Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Gifts with I Love...

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I Love... is a favourite brand of mine for bath and shower products, they're budget friendly and smell amazing! I was kindly gifted their Christmas Gifts to show you all and I love (geddit?) them and I'm so excited to tell you all about them so I better get started!!

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I Love... Raspberry and Blackberry Bubbles and Butter* - For all you fans of this yummy smelling scent, this set contains a travel sized Raspberry and Blackberry Body Butter and a full sized Shower and Bath Creme along with a Body Puff, it's an ideal gift and is available in the Chocolate Truffle scent too!

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I Love... Lets Get Fizzy Raspberry and Strawberry* - I literally used this the day it arrived oops! I couldn't help myself, this Festive Gift contains three bath fizzers each with an amazing scent. What I loved about these, is that each bath bomb is already split into halves and I used a half and it was definitely enough..lets just say it went pink! Yay! I'm tempted to purchase these in the other scent Chocolate and Caramel yummy!

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I Love... Love Heart Soaps* - These are cute little soaps in the shapes of hearts (stating the obvious there Sam) I think these would be such a cute gift and also cute to purchase as special Festive Christmas Soaps for guests to use! Each one has a different scent resembling the I Love.. Festive scents these are just adorable.

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I Love... Chocolate Truffle Miniature Treat Box* - This adorable set includes the cutest travel sized body butter a Travel Sized Bath and Body Creme and a body puff. I love this set, I love minis and this is adorable! (Also in the Blackberry and Raspberry scent yummy! Definitely used yummy too many times oops..)

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I Love... Yummy Caramel Bath Fizzer* - This is a pretty packaged bath fizzer new from I Love... (I personally hope these will become a regular thing as I will be buying these all the time) I don't want to open mine because it just looks so so pretty, this would be a perfect stocking filler and the Caramel scent is so nice it makes your mouth water! These are available in 4 scents Chocolate Truffle, Strawberries and Cream, Yummy (there it is again) Caramel and Raspberry and Blackberry!

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I Love... Bubble and Love* -  This one contains a shower and bath creme with a mini body butter in the scent Strawberries and Cream which has been a favourite of mine from I Love... for a while! I have purchased so many bath and shower cremes in this scent it just leaves you smelling amazing.

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I love... Lots Of Bubbles Selection Box  - As I said up there, I love mini products it's my weakness, I just find them so cute and adorable. This set includes 6 different Bath and Shower Cremes each with yummy scented Festive scents.

I freaking love each and everyone one of these gifts by I Love.. they would make such lovely gifts or even to treat yourself with a Festive Pamper night. You can purchase these from Boots (some products are exclusive to Boots!), Superdrug, Sainsburys and over on Argos too, go on treat yourselves you deserve it!

Let me know if you've tried these! Which scent is your favourite? 

*PR Samples



Saturday, 3 December 2016

November Favourites

Hello Everyone!

Hope you're all doing well! I'm writing my November Favourites today which means It's December and the Advent Calendars have been opened eeek!

I don't know how I haven't put stationery in a favourites before, shame on me, but I've been using these amazing pink notebooks from NU recently to help me keep track of my blog posts. I've been loving these two and they're pink! Swoon!

I've re-discovered my love for the Little Mix Eyeshadow Palette (similar one here) it has pretty bronze and golden shades on which I love for this time of year. I was so glad to hear that Barry M brought out Lip Oils, as everyone talks about how hydrating lip oils are, so I purchased both of these in Berry Good and Coco Loco and they really are hydrating from the get go, perfect for the cold's been freezing hasn't it?! Niveas Eye Make Up Remover* removes eye make up so gently and easily I've really been liking trying this out.

Some TV favourites now I couldn't not do a favourites without mentioning the Christmas 24 Channel, it's literally on all the time if you haven't had a look at this channel it's full of adorable and cute Christmas movies that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy, definitely gets you into the Christmas Spirit. I've also got to mention I'm A Celebrity I freaking love this show, who do you want to win?!

*PR Sample



Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Nivea Micellar Water and Nivea Eye Make Up Remover Review

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I recently received a lovely range of products from Nivea to try out. I've been trying out Niveas Eye Make Up Remover* and Niveas Gentle Caring Micellar Water* for dry skin. I definitely suffer from dry skin in the Winter months and with this extremely cold weather we've been having (currently writing this wearing a hat and with a blanket, told you it was cold) I've already noticed my skin drying up so this sounded ideal for me right now.

I have never purchased an Eye Make Up Remover before, I just use whatever micellar water or make up cleanser cream for all over. However after giving this a go I may just start purchasing one. This was super gentle on my eyes, all it took was a few drops onto a cotton pad and for you to hold it onto your eye, it was that simple and leave a few minutes, then remove and I was amazed at how just doing that it removed a lot of my eye make up off in one go, then I just gently wiped over my eye to remove any remaining eye make up easily, I was definitely impressed with this and found it super gentle even with my dry skin.

For the Nivea Micellar water which is specifically for dry skin (perfect). I then removed my remaining face make up off with this, it's so gentle and I didn't find my skin feeling sore afterwards, just hydrated. I don't know if this is as good as my Garnier Oil Infused Micellar water I'd have to do a compare post for that one I think. But this is a really great micellar water especially if you suffer from dry skin, so if you're on the lookout for one I'd definitely give this a go! Yay Nivea!

*PR Sample



Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Autumn/Winter Make Up Picks

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When it comes to Autumn and Winter I tend to Change my make up a little adding more hydrating products and going glitter heavy over the festive season (Christmas picks post coming soon!)

First up is the Goddess of Love highlighter (I've seen a unicorn one on Instagram, need!) I love that it's heart shaped makes it that extra bit cute and the highlighter itself is really pigmented it's such a pretty highlight and lovely for adding that little bit of extra glow.

Now you're probably wondering why Bio Oil is on my make up picks well if you seen my last post (here) I recently learnt mixing bio oil on your foundation keeps it that extra bit moisturising and gives your skin this amazing glow! One of my favourite powders from the drugstore is the Make Up Revolution powder, I use this all the time - definitely my go to!

Gold and Bronze eyeshadows (especially all the glitter) I tend to reach for all the time, this Collection palette is full of pretty shimmery shades and are all really wearable for £3 I love it, bargain! Also you cannot go wrong with the Maybelline Tattoo in On and On Bronze - ultimate favourite!

For lip products I've picked a Winter Baby Lips lip balm and Barry M Lip Oils all super hydrating to make sure my lips stay nice and moisturised in the cold weather.



Monday, 21 November 2016

Stampin'Up! UK Oh Happy Day Card Making Kit Review

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This Christmas Gift Idea is for all you crafty people out there. Personally I love crafts, being able to make things I find it so fun. I was kindly gifted the Oh Happy Day kit* from Stampin'Up! UK. The kit includes everything you will need to create 20 cards. In the box includes instructions and pictures of the types of cards you can create. It all comes in a nice cardboard box which I love because you can make one card, package it all away nicely and grab it again when you feel like it. I'm  definitely one of those people that do find instructions hard to follow (flat pack furniture grrr..) and it took me a while but I eventually got the hang of it..sorta. I found that copying the picture of the cards much easier and fun to follow and create. This box is great to get everyone involved (I did) to have family time away from everything and create some special cards.

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Everything in the box is precisely cut so it's easily popped out and takes no time at all, all you'll need is some scissors to cut the string provided and some form of glue (a Pritt Stick worked well for me). I had a lot of fun putting all the crafting bits and pieces together to create a card.

However the stamping part is where I struggled a bit (this definitely takes a bit of practice if you can do this in one well, then 4 for you Glen Coco). As you can see from the attempts pictures above some of them didn't quite come out as clear as I'd hoped but can be easily filled in with a black felt. I love the way the stamps are peel-able and reusable, I just think maybe I would've liked the ink box to be slightly bigger for the more bigger stamps as I found it tricky to get some of the stamps covered in the ink properly (as you can probably tell by the pictures above) However I did find that if you peeled your word stamp off, dabbed it in the ink and applied to the stamp block (which sticks insanely well and doesn't budge at all, so good!) it works a lot better, hey practice makes perfect right?

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Overall I (and members of my family) had a lot of fun competing with each other seeing who could make the best card (in case your wondering I lost..sister won) and think this would be a great gift for families to do together, working together and getting some pretty cards out of it!

*PR Sample



Thursday, 17 November 2016

3 Products I'd Repurchase

3 Products I'd Repurchase

First on the list of Products I'd repurchase is the Sleek Oh So Special Palette I've actually been picking up this palette so often recently the shades are beautiful. This is the first time I've tried the eyeshadow palettes from Sleek but I'd seen so many people raving about these and now I can see why they are definitely up there with the top drugstore palettes for sure!

The Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser works wonders in evening out and softening your skin before applying make up, I find if I don't use these my make up applies so much more cakey than it would without, definitely my favourite primer at the moment.

Finally, MACs Lipstick Brave I bloomin' love this one it's such a pretty nude pink shade and the staying power on MAC lipsticks is amazing I'm always on the lookout for dupes so if you know one for this let me know, but this is probably my most used Lipstick from MAC, I love it.



Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Collection Illuminating Foundation Review And Testing Out A Beauty Hack

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After receiving a recent email containing a beauty hack idea my first thought was 'how have I not thought of this?!' And secondly was 'I have to give this a try' so that's exactly what I did! What was this beauty hack you may ask? Well, it was suggesting to mix bio oil into your foundation to give you luminous skin and I'm such a fan of glowy and dewy foundations that I couldn't wait to give this a go.

I was kindly gifted the Collection Illuminating Foundation* to test out this beauty hack with but as I'd never actually tried this foundation out or tried any foundations from Collection before I thought I'd add a mini review into the post as well. First impressions this foundation is pretty incredible, it does exactly what it says and leaves a natural glow, it blended really nicely and was a great medium coverage (and that was applied without using a primer..ooops). I was so impressed with this foundation it left my skin feeling hydrated and didn't cake over dry patches leaving my skin almost looking dare I say it..airbrushed yep, I went there. Unfortunately I was sent this in the shade Warm Beige 4 which is much too dark for my skin tone but I think I will be purchasing this again in the shade Porcelain because I was that impressed with it. If you love a glowy look, I'd definitely recommend giving this one from Collection a go.

So to test out this beauty hack I took Collections Illuminating Touch Foundation and mixed two pumps of this with two drops (I think one would also be enough!) of my bio oil and mixed them together using my real techniques expert face brush and applied straight to my skin. This foundation is already dewy and glowy but hey..a little more hydration in this cold weather can't hurt right? Mixing these two together created such a nice glow on my skin, making my skin look so much healthier, it felt softer and the bio oil made it smell nice too! Throughout the day my skin felt a lot more hydrated than usual. So now I'm going to try this out with my regular foundations, as I said this one is too dark for my skin tone. But I'm impressed with this beauty hack, it gets a big thumbs up from me and is perfect for keeping your skin extra hydrated in the Winter as mine tends to get dry in the cold weather. Definitely give this one a try if you love a glowy look or suffer from dry skin!

*PR Sample



Friday, 11 November 2016

Beauty Haul

Beauty Haul

Yep..I've been on a teeny bit of a beauty spree again I didn't go too crazy! But I've picked up a few beauty items that I've had my eyes on for aaaages.

I've seen brightly coloured eyeshadow palettes everywhere at the moment and loved the look of the MUA Poptastic Palette and the Make Up Rev Mermaids VS Unicorns (heart the name) these are both so so pretty I just hope that I can figure out make up looks with these ones as there definitely a branch out from what I usually go for.

To keep my lips hydrated in the Winter and cold weather..its been freezing hasn't it? I purchased both of the Barry M Lip Oils, fingers crossed these do the job!

Finally heart eye emoji again for the Goddess Of Love Highlighter from I Heart Make Up, it's in a heart shape which of course I love and it's so so beautiful, I love it.



Monday, 7 November 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas: Boxcitement Stationery Subscription Box

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It's the first post in my Christmas Gift Idea posts yay! Today's Gift Idea is for the Stationery lovers in your life and this is the Boxcitement Stationery Subscription Box. One thing I LOVE about mystery sub boxes is that you'll never know what your going to receive bringing back those exciting times when you were 5 paying a £1 for a lucky dip bag ahh those were the days!

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Boxcitement kindly gifted me the October Box* to share with you so I can give you a bit of an idea of what you can expect. Each month Boxcitement choose a specific theme - again you won't know what it is, till you receive it, exciting! Octobers Theme was Patternista and contained so many cute and handy little things each with different patterns on.

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The Box contained:

  •  Towel with an exclusive pattern
  •  Storage Labels 
  •  Bookmark 
  •  A Bracelet crafted with handmade etched glass patterned beads
  •  Four Mini Gift Cards each with a cute Patternista design
  •  A sheet of patterned decoupage paper
  •  A Sugar Skull Emery Board
  • Cute Ribbon 

So if your unsure what to get the stationery fan these are definitely a sweet idea. The box itself comes in a small box that fits through the letter box easily so no need to stay in to wait for it - even I was amazed how they managed to fit all that into such a small box.

As its nearing Christmas Boxcitement are also releasing limited edition one-off Christmas Boxes and Mini Boxes from this month which would make an ideal Gift for anyone with a love of stationery or crafting so be sure to check those out on their website.

I also have been given a discount for you guys so you can get 10% off all their monthly subscriptions with the code "FIRSTBOX" 

Stay tuned for more Christmas Gift Ideas! 

*PR Sample



Thursday, 3 November 2016

October Favourites

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Hope you all had a lovely Halloween! It's November so you know what that's monthly favourites time again! First on my favourites is the Chunky Kit Kat Cookie Dough, I love Kit Kats and I love Cookie Dough so this combination is heart eye emoji, any of you tried it?

Two TV favourites now first is The Great British Bake Off - I can't bake for toffee but I love this show one side effect of this show however, it makes you hungry, very hungry unless that's just me.. Onto my second TV favourite and thats The X Factor I always look forward to watching this show..whos everyones favourites I'd love to know?

Only one beauty favourite for last month and its Sleeks All Night Long Palette, it's full of golden, brown and bronze shades with a mix of shimmery and matte shades. They're all so pigmented just like Sleek palettes are known for and they blend so nicely. I currently only have two sleek palettes at the moment but I definitely want to get some more, they're such good quality!


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Beauty Advent Calendars 2016

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It's time for my annual Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar post, this just gets me so excited for all things Christmas! I have a lot of Calendars to get through a mix between bargain calendars and more luxury end ones so let's gets started!

Tanya Burr 12 Days Of Christmas - £15
"The countdown to the party season is on with my 12 days Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar! Behind every door there's an extra special limited edition treat so you can shimmer and sparkle on every occasion."

The Body Shop 24 Happy Days - £60
"Gift the gift of 24 cheeky surprises this Christmas. Each drawer contains a treat from bestsellers to brand new body care, skincare, makeup and accessories ranges."

The Vintage Cosmetics Company 12 Days To A Beautiful Christmas Advent Calendar - £65
"With 12 carefully selected full size beauty tools and accessories, this calendar is sure to make you look and feel gorgeous for the big day." 

L'Occitane Christmas Advent Calendar - £42
"Featuring a selection of best sellers, this calendar is filled with 24 irresistible beauty products. Indulge a loved one or treat yourself to a luxurious pre-Christmas gift with the L'Occitane Beauty Advent Calendar."

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar 2016 - £20
"Let the countdown to the big day begin with this stunning Yankee Advent Calendar. With 23 Yankee Candle Tea Lights and a Christmas Eve Votive Candle to ensure that Christmas Morning is festively fragrant."

Feel Unique Magic Of Beauty - £30
"Tis the Season for a little magic and mystery! Created in collaboration with Fashion Illustrator Meredith Wing, our fabulously Festive Magic of Beauty calendar contains 12 days of beauty surprises. Open the doors to find skincare, bath, haircare and makeup treats from star brands Nuxe, Percy & Reed, Decleor, Rimmel and more. It's the perfect Christmas gift for friends, family or yourself!"

ASOS The Beauty Advent Calendar - £50
"Contents are worth £175 contains 24 products including make up hair care and skincare."

House Of Fraser Advent Calendar - £25
"This Christmas - we are unveiling a brand new Beauty Advent Calendar - 2016 Edition! Featuring a selection of own-brand 'Colour Couture' make up must haves; to party perfect eye pencils to nifty nail art pens, luscious lip glosses to nail caviar. There's a pre-Christmas pampering treat everyday up until the big day itself. Housed in an eye-catching black matte fairytale house-inspired box, this year you can countdown to Christmas in style." 

The Body Shop 24 Happy Days Deluxe - £80
"Give the gift of 24 days of cheeky surprises this Christmas. Each drawer contains a treat from bestsellers to brand new body care, skincare, makeup and accessories ranges."

Make Up Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar - £40
A Make Up Beauty Advent Calendar from the popular Drugstore brand, the perfect daily treat for any make up lover.

Flutter Beauty Advent Calendar - £12
"Countdown to Christmas with 24 mini surprises for your eyes and lips."

Clarins Advent Calendar - £95
"A must have present or purchase for any Clarins fan! The Clarins Advent Calendar features a range of hero products and Clarins accessories!" 

Mad Beauty's Advent Calendar - £20.95
"The gift that keeps giving, a beauty gift behind every door."

Charlotte Tilbury - World Of Legendary Parties - £150
"Treat yourself, or a loved one, to my award-winning treats throughout the holiday season. The calendar features an assortment of my 12 travel-size beauty icons." 

Ghost 12 Days Of Christmas - £70
"Bursting with beauty treats and your favourite Ghost fragrances. You'll have to open each door in the 12 days to Christmas to find out what's inside!"

The Vintage Cosmetics Luxury Advent Calendar - £125
"This 24 day advent calendar has a full size beauty tool or accessory behind every door so by the time Christmas arrives, you'll have beauty at your fingertips." 

Benefit Girl O Clock Rock - £34.50
"Tick tock, Christmas Party rock...with 12 bestsellers around the clock! Open each of the 12 doors to receive goodies galore!"

Sweet Snuggles 12 Days Of Christmas - £16
"Countdown to Christmas with 12 gorgeous Vanilla and Christmas Cookie fragrance Sweet Snuggles Treats. Each window reveals the cuddliest, toastiest and cutest goodies inside." 

Yankee Candle Holiday Party - £24.99
"Contains 23 tea lights and 1 votive candle."

Technic 12 Days Of Xmas Beauty Advent Calendar - £16
"What better way to countdown to Christmas than a 12 days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar. Enjoy a surprise beauty treat each day, from lip glosses to blushers, there is something for everyone - perfect!"

Look Fantastic The Beauty Secret Advent Calendar - £70
"Behind each door up until Christmas, we have placed a mix of deluxe sample size and full size products for you to try out and use. We don't want to give The Beauty Secret away but the advent contains a mix from all your beauty essentials including: haircare, skincare, bodycare and make up treats. Yours for only £70 and worth over £300 it's a great pre-Christmas gift or treat for you and a nice way to discover new brands and products that you may not have discovered before."

Diptyque Advent Calendar - £250
"Make this years countdown to Christmas extra special with Diptyques luxurious advent calendar."

ASOS 12 Days Of Christmas - £50
"Contains 24 products includes skincare makeup and hair care, contents worth £175."

Molton Brown Scented Luxuries - £150
"Behind each door a richly scented little luxury is hidden; indulgent gifts to prepare for the festivities."

Bare Minerals Countdown To Gorgeous - £75
"Each door reveals and glamorous goodie, perfectly picked for festive get-togethers and magical moments under the mistletoe. Get whisked away to a joyful celebration and countdown to gorgeous with a bevy of beauty." 

Studio London 12 Days Of Christmas - £16
"Imagine having the delight of a little present everyday for 12 days in the form of a nail polish? Each day you'll find a nail polish to take you through Christmas, and into the New Year. The Calendar features four glitter nail polishes and eight hi-shine  nail polishes." 

Jack Wills Advent Calendar - £35
"This exciting Jack Wills Advent Calendar is packed with mini beauty and body goodies! Find a beauty must have behind every window, and enjoy the countdown to Christmas in style."

The Body Shop 24 Happy Days Ultimate - £99
"Go completely bananas with surprises in the run up to Christmas with our Ultimate Advent Calendar. Brimming with Amazing Treats from our bodycare, skincare, makeup and accessory ranges it really is a gift that keeps on giving - for 24 days in fact."

Beauty Junkie 7 Day Surprise - £10
"Give someone special or treat yourself to a week of fabulous beauty discoveries. Look behind the windows to reveal a stunning new product and get your beauty fix every day of the week."

Technic Cube Beauty Advent Calendar - £20
"This compact cube is filled with 24 cosmetic goodies!" 

Yankee Candle Party Pavillon - £29.99
"Countdown to Christmas in style with this beautiful limited edition advent calendar. Each door reveals a tea light candle or votive candle in one of nine fabulously festive fragrances." 

NYX Professional Make Up Advent Calendar - Wanderlust - £60
"Discover a world of velvety, rich colour inside the NYX Professional Make Up Limited-Edition Wanderlust Advent Calendar."

No 7 Bright Lights Big City Beauty Calendar - £39
Contains 24 NO 7 Beauty Products.

Liberty London - £165
"This festive season explore the very best The Liberty Beauty Hall has to offer with the ultimate in Beauty Advent Calendars." 

Cowshed Beauty Advent Calendar - £85
"Packed with 24 of our most-loved Cowshed products, our deluxe advent calendar is full of surprises. With a wide selection of natural skincare, hand care and bath and body treats for seriously indulgent pampering throughout the holiday season, it's guaranteed to delight Cowshed devotees as well as making the perfect introduction to the range." 

Selfridges Eclectic Little Luxuries - £95
"Bringing together the best of beauty including YSL, Lancome, Viktor and Rolf, Kiehls and Urban Decay. Selfridges Eclectic Little Luxuries Advent Calendar is here to make the countdown to Christmas even more magical."

Sanctuary Spa The Let Go Days Of Christmas - £25
"Make the run up to Christmas that little bit more special with our Let Go Days Of Christmas advent calendar. Each door promises something new so let every morning welcome you with a Gorgeous  little treat to put a smile on your face." 



Tuesday, 25 October 2016

First Impressions | Nivea Mens Post Shave Balm

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So after giving into the beauty hype (it does get you sometimes) I purchased the Nivea Men's Post Shaving Balm to replace my usual Primer I was actually pretty excited to use this and it would work out a lot cheaper that buying a primer and I love a bargain so I had big hopes since a lot of people seemed to love it didn't work for me. Sigh.

When I apply my usual primer it softens my skin and blurs out my pores making my skin feel nice and soft and look so much softer. The shave balm is liquid based so it's hard to pour an amount on your hand without it dripping everywhere and once I applied it onto my face I didn't notice anything special it just left my face feeling wet and damp, hmm, not great.

So after waiting a whiiiile for it to finally dry out I applied my makeup and noticed it looking cakey in certain places and my make up just didn't sit right. So I went back to my usual primer and there was no cakiness and my make up looked much much better.

 So unfortunately for me was this worth the hype? Not so much. I may go back to it and try it again but for now it's going in the drawer.

Have you tried this out? Did it work for you? 



Thursday, 13 October 2016

Personalised Gifts with Squiffy Print

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I kindly got gifted this lovely Personalised Pouch* from Squiffy Print. Squiffy Print is run by Jessica a girl boss who started her business by printing t shirts and has developed into more personalised products like this lovely pouch selling them on Not On The High Street and Etsy.

I cannot compliment the printing enough I chose the gold glitter writing on a black pouch because I loved the way it looked, and it just shouted Christmas to me! I'm obsessed with the glitter writing it's so pretty and the glitter hasn't flaked off at all. The pouch is a really good size I'd definitely say it's large and ideal for traveling, keeping in your handbag, a pencil case, storing make up literally so many different things! I've already been putting it to good use.

I think this along with the rest of the Squiffy Print personalised products would make an ideal gift and Christmas gift for anyone, the website is easy to navigate therefore making your personalised preferences easy to apply, you can choose your colour of item, what words you would like and the colour of your font.

I'm obsessed with this as you can probably tell by the amount of Instagrams I've been posting with it ooops!

*PR Sample



Monday, 10 October 2016

Lets Get Spooky | Halloween Clothing and Accessories 2016

That's right Halloween is slowly creeping up on us (geddit?) so for those who love to have a Halloween accessory or item of clothing I've browsed around to find lots of cute Halloween-based finds!

Halloween 2016, Halloween Clothing 2016, Halloween Accessories 2016

Halloween 2016, Halloween Clothing 2016, Halloween Accessories 2016

First up is Boohoo, if you're on the lookout for a slightly subtle but still Halloween-esque dresses Boohoo is the place to go, they have a pretty huge range of Halloween Dresses all around £12, so good! See the full range here. Another great shop with a huuuuge amount of clothing and accessories is ASOS they have a massive range on there, you'll definitely be able to find something Halloweeny. For accessories I think the best place to head is Claires - definitely have the cutest little Halloween jewellery and accessories and it's not too expensive either!

What are your Halloween plans this year? 



Friday, 7 October 2016

September Instagram Diary

Instagram Diary

  • Loving this £1 eyeshadow from MUA
  • Favourite things - stationary and Tsum Tsums
  • I'm obsessed with these lip smackers they smell so so nice!
  • A few of my favourite things
  • Planning and treats
  • Simple Eye Roll On - on of my favourite products
  • Yep..bought more pens again
  • Cookie Dough Kit Kat, can you marry a biscuit?
  • Pretty necklace from Lylia Rose
I'm always posting on Instagram so if you'd like to follow me you can here! :)



Wednesday, 5 October 2016

New Look AW Wishlist

AW Wishlist, New Look Autumn Winter Fashion

I couldn't help myself from swooning over the Autumn and Winter clothes and Accessories over on New Look, so many pretty things! I'm too excited for Hats, Boots and Snuggly Jumpers! 


Monday, 3 October 2016

September Favourites

Monthly Favourites

So this favourites is all lip products that I've been loving in September basically. The first one is a lip balm from Zoellas beauty range called Kissy Missy - this is a really pretty bright pink tinted lip balm great for when you want a slight pop of colour quickly, this is ideal.

The next lip products are lip balms from Lip Smacker they keep your lips hydrated and the scents are amazing, they smell just like the real thing such a novelty but I love them!

I've wanted to try Nyx Lip Creams for soooo long and finally purchased one in the shade Sydney and I love it so so much I really want to get more of these, the staying power is really good and its really well pigmented I don't want to say too much as I'll probably do a review of it soon but loooooove these. (Let me know your favourite NYX Lip Creams!)



Thursday, 29 September 2016

Lylia Rose | Blue Flower Necklace

Statement Necklace, Lylia Rose Jewellery
Statement Necklace, Lylia Rose Jewellery

The lovely Victoria kindly gifted me an item from her Fashion Boutique Lylia Rose to share with you all, after browsing the website the blue flower necklace* grabbed my attention straight away.

Statement Necklace, Lylia Rose Jewellery

Firstly how pretty is this necklace? I must admit the pendant is a lot bigger than I was expecting, it's so beautiful and I love the little designs and small details on the flower using lots of little designs to combine together to make the layered pendant, it's so pretty and really well made. This necklace is definitely a statement piece and would add a pop of colour to any outfit. It's so lightweight considering the size and the necklace chain is made of strong waxy cord. I've been wearing this so often lately, it's so pretty!

*PR Sample

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