Thursday, 31 December 2015

A Year End Note To Yourself

If I could go back in time and write a letter to myself for the start of 2015 to prepare for the year ahead, here’s the advice I would have given:



Even though you are stressed about the pressure of being an ‘adult’, you must remember that you don’t have to do what everything is doing. You don’t have to fit in to the mould that society has shaped out. Instead, use those exact points in a positive way and appreciate the life you’ve got. Sure, you’re not on the property ladder (hmmph), you’re not married (bleugh), you don’t have children like 90% of your friends (ugh). But THAT’S OK. You’re not failing at being an adult just because you don’t have those ‘grown up’ things.
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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Nine Of The Best

This blogpost is based on that thing everyone’s been doing where you can find your ‘best nine’ Instagrams based on how many likes the post got. (This is the website if you’d like to have a go!)

Instagram is my favourite social media platform so I was excited to discover what my #2015BestNine was. I was a bit gutted to see that the content pulled from the website consisted of mostly regrams (inspirational photos but photos that I didn’t take), quotes, and moments that doesn’t really mean anything to me. So I’ve decided to select my own nine from all the content I’ve posted on Instagram, photos that I’d like to remember and moments from this year that means the most to me.

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NINE OF THE BEST

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

What I Got For Christmas This Year

bettys tea room macarons

Ah, it's the classic 'what I got this Christmas' blogpost popping up on your blogger dashboard. To complete a month of Christmas related blogposts, I thought it'd be nice to show what presents I got this year. 

What I Got For Christmas This Year

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Monday, 28 December 2015

Photo Diary: Christmas 2015


I’m sad that Christmas is over for another years but I’m still in holiday mode, so I can’t complain! I’ve had a really nice time at home with family and our pets, and here’s just a few pics from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Enjoy! x

My Christmas 2015


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Monday, 21 December 2015

China Glaze Mini Mixers Set


What colour are you painting your nails this Christmas? I’m spoiled for choice this year as I have a set of mini China Glaze polishes to choose from. Not to mention my nail polish advent calendar from Accessorize

China Glaze Mini Mixers features 6 miniature bottles of nail polish which includes (from left to right):

China Glaze Mini Mixers Set

Don’t Get Elfed Up: Teal green with blue flecks

Peppermint To Be: A deep red with a metallic shimmer

Mix And Mingle: A glossy, creamy deep purple

Son Of A Nutcracker: A vibrant red/orange with a metallic shimmer

I Soiree I Didn’t Do it: Bright turquoise with a green, blue and holograph glitter

Better Not Pout: A plummy purple with a metallic shimmer

China Glaze nail polish is 3-Free (contains no formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP) and requires 2 to 3 coats for an opaque, full coverage. With a top coat, the polish lasts up to 5 days without chipping. 

The Mini Christmas collections retails for £10.99 and is available from China Glaze stockists. 

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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas

last minute beauty gifts

If you’re in need of ideas for last minute gift ideas for the beauty fans in your life, I have put together this quick guide. It doesn’t matter how organised I am each year, there’s always someone else to buy for. I like to buy an extra 2 or 3 smaller items so that I am prepared incase I need to gift to someone that Mum has invited to the house over Christmas at the last minute, or to exchange gifts with a friend who has unexpectedly surprised you with a present. Whatever the scenarios, here are some gifts that will impress anyone who’s in to beauty.

last minute beauty gifts

LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS

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Molton Brown Festive Collection


With a combination of festive colours shining from these Molton Brown products, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! They smell like Christmas too!


Molton Brown Seasonal Collection

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Saturday, 19 December 2015

Natural and Organic Beauty Heroes From Melvita

natural and organic beauty products from Melvita

French brand Melvita was one of the first in the industry to offer a wide range of natural, ecological and organic beauty products. They are committed to providing the best formulations at the highest, strictest standards. At least 95% of the total ingredients are from natural origins and 95% of the total plant-based ingredients are organic. Recently Melvita sent me a few of the beauty heroes to try, plus a little Christmas treat.

Natural And Organic Beauty Heroes From Melvita


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Friday, 18 December 2015

Love Me Beauty - December 2015

Love Me Beauty* has changed a lot since I first tried them. They used to be so fun and colour, but it seems that the right thing for Love Me Beauty to do was grow up and go all chic on us. I love a bit of chic, so I ain’t complainin’! 



In the past 12 months, they’ve gone through more changes and this month sees a new style of packaging. They went from no box to the classiest, sturdiest box of all - Like, it is top quality. Ok - I’m harping on about the box too much now, but the box matters, right!? 


For December, my Love Me Beauty box included:
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Super Lovely Christmas Gifts For Under £5


I am excited to say that I’ve been working with Dotcomgiftshop recently, I’ve been writing blogposts for them and it has been FUN! I just love what they’re about and I think it’s so great that their products are so affordable.

I can’t remember how I discovered their website but ever since I did, Dotcomgiftshop has been my go-to for gift buying whatever the occasion. It’s a fun website to browse through and it’s particularly great if you’re on a budget because of the fab price points. Have a look at my previous blog post to see how many stocking fillers I got for £30 - SO MANY. 


GIFTS FOR UNDER £5

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A Skincare Brand For Troublesome Skin

Being a beauty blogger, I trial a fair share of skincare. So much so that it probably comes as no surprise that from time to time, my skin acts up a bit from being overloaded with products.

When this happens, I go through a bit of a panic and then after leaving it for a week, I can slowly introduce gentle products back in to my routine. 


One of the brands that I’ve come to rely on for when my skin is playing up is Salcura*. This dropped in to my life a few months ago and at the time, I was generally feeling really iffy, mainly because of stress of having to adjust to living in the city on my own. The stress was so not good for my face. Not at all. Not one one bit! No!


Salcura came to the rescue! Known for it’s natural, ingredient-led formulations, Salucra specialises in helping to relieve problems caused by common skin conditions. Whether you have acne, sensitive, dry, eczema or psoriasis - Salcura will have something to soothe and calm. 

A Skincare Brand For Troublesome Skin

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Made In The UK: Evermore London Home Fragrance

If there’s anything that I love more than candles, it’s being introduced to an independent business that makes candles. I’m forever on the look out for a gem of a brand like Evermore, an independent business from East London. Having lived in East London for a short while and exploring the area for six months, I am glad to have taken this up back home to the north with me. It’s like my little East London souvenir!

hand poured soy wax candles from evermore london

So, I love candles, and it feels like not a month goes by without me getting a brand new candle. I’ve ended up with quite a stash, but no matter how many I’ve collected, I still love trying new candles, especially if it means that I’ve discovered a small business to support.

EVERMORE | MADE IN EAST LONDON

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The Quirkiest Beauty Gift Set Ever?

soap and glory rodnik poptastic gift set

Who else thinks that this is the MOST ADORABLE BEAUTY GIFT SET EVER! It is just the cutest and it's only going to be around for Christmas only! The POPTASTIC popcorn bag is designed by The Rodnik Band exclusively for Soap & Glory and you can only buy it online. There are three designs available, although I think the MATCHBOX one has sold out. You can still get this POPTASTIC popcorn design from the Boots website - and it's my favourite one anyway! 

soap and glory rodnik poptastic gift set

SOAP & GLORY X THE RODNIK BAND COLLABORATES

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Beauty On A Budget: You'll Never Guess Where This £19.99 Facial Brush Is From...

Lidl! It's from LIDL! Amazing, right?!

Going by my stats, my blogpost featuring Lidl have been my most popular and I take that as an indication that you guys love a good old beauty bargain just as much as I do. I have become a bit of a bargain hunter, so you’ve come to the right place! 

Lidl have done it again! For all you lovers of budget beauty, you won’t want to miss out this. Lidl are selling this AWESOME SilverCrest Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush, which was originally around £155.00 but you can get it for only £19.99! From tomorrow (17th December), you can get your hands on this. Lidl often comes out with these hot items that sell out fast so you’ll have to be quick on this one. 

lidl facial cleansing brush

SilverCrest Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush From Lidl


They have sold a facial cleanser before but it was fairly basic model - it was more for people who had been toying with the idea of trying one of these brushes. This one, however, is extremely similar to the big brands from the big department stores. I’m not sure if it comes in any other colours but the one I got it a stylish hot pink (very trendy!) which I love. The set comes with three brushes in total, a holder, a charger and a case to store the facial brush in for when you’re travelling.

It has four selectable intensity settings which are: Gentle cleansing, deep cleansing, pulsating massage, and deep massage. My skin is a little sensitive at the moment so I’m using it on the gentle setting. The most important thing for me is that the brushes are soft. Some of the ones I’ve used in the past have been quite harsh and it irritates my skin. The brushes on the SilverCrest Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush is quite fluffy and suitable for the current state of my sensitive skin.

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Radiant Wishes | Christmas Gift Sets From Liz Earle

liz earle christmas gift sets

Liz Earle is one of those magical brands and by magical, I mean their products work like magic on skin. The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish remain my favourite cleanser ever. It is a truly life changing product that transformed my skin. Thanks to Cleanse & Polish, I am able to say that I have clear skin that gives me confidence. 

liz earle christmas gift sets

As I am such a fan, it’s no surprise that Liz Earle is right on the top of my Christmas list! No, not the actual lady herself, OBVS! Her fabulous beauty products! This year, I am lusting after the new perfume - I had a spritz of it last week and I adore it! It’s a must-have for anyone who is a fan of rose scented perfumes which I have been this year! 

Whether you’re a hardcore fan or a first time customer, here are some classic gifts you to look out for this December:

LIZ EARLE CHRISTMAS GIFTS 2015

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The BEST Christmas Deals On Beauty Electricals

This is a great time of year to buy beauty electricals, you save so much money as most of them are half price! So if you’ve been eyeing up a new salon-professional hair dryer, or you fancy replacing a pair of straighteners, NOW is the right time to buy! Here are my top picks this Christmas:


The BEST Christmas Deals On Beauty Electricals

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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Find The Perfect Sweet Treat From Thorntons



Years ago when I was at uni, the first thing I would do when I received an instalment of my student loan was pop in to Thorntons and treat myself to a little something! The dessert inspired chocolates were my absolute fave! And I’d make the whole box of chocolates last for a couple of months! It remains the only chocolate shop that I buy from for those special-ocassion-gifts. My relatives in Hong Kong love it so much that they'd ask us to buy them a suitcase full every time we go and visit them. I don't blame them on bit, Thorntons Chocolates look good and they taste so yummy!

THORNTONS CHRISTMAS GIFT FINDER

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Feeling Cosy By The Fire

If I’m being honest, I’m quite happy being out of London at the moment. I’m home now and I’ve been catching up with a lot of life things - some are fun, some not so much. And one of the fun tasks on my to-do list is to make my flat feel more Christmassy. 

As much as I would love one, I don’t have room for a Christmas tree *Sad face*, BUT I have got other small little things to help me dial up the festive vibe such as these accessories which makes me room feel cute and cosy. I also did a Christmas room tour video a couple of years ago which you can watch here.

yankee candle cosy by the fire

YANKEE CANDLE COSY BY THE FIRE

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Friday, 11 December 2015

The Best Soap & Glory Christmas Gift Sets

I went to Boots the other day for one reason, and one reason only. To buy a lot of Soap & Glory Christmas gift sets! I was a loyal fan before but now the obsession has been taken up a notch. I will forever be obsessed with the brand!

Soap & Glory Christmas Gift Sets

There is always a couple of Soap & Glory Christmas gift set underneath our Christmas tree - but this year, I am going all out and I’m buying every member of my family (even my Dad) something from Soap & Glory’s Christmas range. I think they expect it, anyway! I have started buying some bits and bobs and since it’s 3 For 2 mix and match at Boots, I treated myself to a few things too! It would be rude not to! Here are some of my favourites this year:
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

My Favourite Skincare Brand Of 2015

I was first introduced to Jurlique at the end of last year and after receiving the BUMPER Ultimate Beauty Gift Set, I haven’t been without it for the past 12 months. Jurlique has been my go-to for all things skincare and I was delighted to be invited to take part in their Instagram Take-Over to recommend products as their ‘beauty addict’. I sure am a beauty addict, that got that one right!

jurlique skincare

JURLIQUE: MY FAVOURITE SKINCARE BRAND


Below are some of the snaps from the Instagram Take-Over featuring a few(!) products that I’ve enjoyed using this year (I know, there’s quite a lot, I’ve had to narrow it down! They don’t call me a beauty junkie for nothin’.)
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Monday, 7 December 2015

What's Inside BIRCHBOX December 2015 Edition

BIRCHBOX December 2015 Edition

BIRCHBOX DECEMBER 2015


The very last Birchbox of 2015 *sob*! It has been such a fantastic year for my favourite beauty box ever! Every month has been an exciting edition and unpredictable collaborations. I say this every time I see the Birchbox team or when I’m talking to them via email. I felt the slump for these beauty boxes last year and how the general vibe was that most of us are getting bored or fed up of the ‘same old, same old’ samples. Every single Birchbox this year has been amazing and exciting - see for yourself here.

BIRCHBOX December 2015 Edition
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Friday, 4 December 2015

13 (Small) Ways To Boost Your Confidence


What is your winning formula for feeling confident? Pearl Drops have asked me to share my tips for feeling upbeat and confident and I thought this was a great idea as it makes me reflect on the certain things I do to help myself. And I do rather get quite reflective at this time of year!

Since Pearl Drops is all about a bright, whiter smile, there is a big emphasis on improving the way we look. But I don’t think that we are born with confidence and I don’t believe that confidence is solely based on looks or appearances. Confidence is something we all build and develop as life goes on. Having confidence comes from the experience that enriches our lives. 

I've let certain things whittle me down but it's time for a pep talk! Here are some simple and achievable things to do every day that has helped my self-esteem lately. They may seem like really small to some people but they are tasks that should help you feel great and positive. Even doing a couple of these things each day will change your outlook on life.
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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Noble Isle: A Quintessentially British Brand

Noble Isle Rhubarb Rhubarb! Collection

Noble Isle seem to come in to my life at around Christmas time so I immediately associate it with this time of year. Founded in 2011, Noble Isle is beautiful brand that uses the finest, quintessentially British ingredients that celebrates our culture and history. 

The Rhubarb Rhubarb! collection is made with naturally cleansing rhubarb extract sourced from Yorkshire, and as I’m a Yorkshire gal through and through, I am very much a fan of this lovely range of products! 

Noble Isle Rhubarb Rhubarb! Collection
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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

7 Awesome Beauty Stocking Fillers - All For Under £45

I recently used Holland & Barrett Gift Finder to… yep, you guessed it, find gifts! I found so many cute little gift sets at such an affordable price that I decided to make a little stocking full of quality beauty products for my beauty fanatic family member (Obvs staying a bit hush-hush incase she’s reading!). But I set myself a budget and I used it wisely! (Of course, forever the sensible one with money!)

Beauty Stocking Fillers

7 Beauty Stocking Fillers - All For Under £45

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Best Advent Calendar For Candle Lovers

HAPPY 1ST OF DECEMBER! I am delighted that it’s December, not because Christmas is getting closer, but because 2015 is about to end and I can't wait to see this year out, I just want to start things over in the New Year. But aside from being a bit down in the dumps, I am pretty excited for the festive season because I have my second advent calendar this year, and it's a bloomin' good one! Woohoo!

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar 2015

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Monday, 30 November 2015

Winter Skin And Hair Saviour from Palmer's

Is there any scent in the world other than coconut that makes you crave for the warmth of Summer? I know we’re in the deep of Winter right now but I’ve been using this range of Palmers for a month and it’s making me wish for warmer weather! But… being in the UK, I’m forever wishing for warmer weather! 

palmers coconut oil formula


WINTER SKIN SAVIOUR FROM PALMER'S


To keep my skin from being battered by the cold wintery weather, I’ve been slathering on a lot of Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula products! Coconut Oil is the ingredient that's causing a buzz in the beauty industry at the moment.

Just like how a lot of new beauty launches from the last couple of years has contained Hyaluronic Acid, this year has been all about the coconut oil! It's just in everything at the moment!

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Sunday, 29 November 2015

New From The Body Shop: Frosted Plum

As I’ve been praising The Body Shop for the past 12 months, I’ve been excited to see what they’ve got to offer this Christmas. I loved their Christmas range last year, especially the bath jellies, so I have been eagerly anticipating what goodies they’ve got for us this year. 

THE BODY SHOP FROSTED PLUM

I think that The Body Shop Christmas range is always a lot of fun, and there’s no doubt that it smells GREAT. I’m delighted to see the return of both Frosted Cranberry and Glazed Apple - they were my faves last year! But this year see’s a new arrival… Frosted Plum! Purple is my favourite colour so I am immediately drawn to this new scent which is plum extract from Turkey, along with peony and magnolia to give it a floral twist. 

Frosted Plum is part of the limited edition 2015 festive collection (stock up before it’s gone!) and there is a whole range of body stuff to pick from including this trio:

THE BODY SHOP FROSTED PLUM

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Saturday, 28 November 2015

My Beauty Advent Calendar Of Choice This Year

Beauty advent calendar

If you’re a beauty fan, you will know that the most desirable advent calendars are the ones stuffed with 24-25 beauty miniatures! You get some extremely lavish and expensive ones that cost up to £100-£150 which is nice if you can afford it! But there are so many choices now, most beauty brands are jumping on the trend and creating their own advent calendar. And that’s a bit of alright, innit? Whatever the price range, there is one to suit everyone.

ACCESSORIZE BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR


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Friday, 27 November 2015

BLACK FRIDAY: My Bargain Beauty Top Picks

beauty black friday deals

1. O.P.I Nail Polish // 2. W7 Brow Parlour // 3. W7 Aye Captain // 4. W7 In The Night Up In Smoke Palette // 5. W7 Africa Bronzing Powder // 6. W7 Hollywood Bronze & Glow // 7. Max Factor False Lash Effect // 8. W7 Show Stopper Mascara

Black Friday + beauty products = FRI-YAY! I don’t part with money that easily so I do enjoy the fact that Black Friday deals has trickled in to the UK. But the deal has to be like, ridiculously REALLY GOOD*, for me to get out there and hustle amongst everyone. (*When TV’s are going for £1, then we can talk!). 

Thankfully, I'm getting my beauty hit from Just My Look and I've got my eyes on a few bargains! But I've got Christmas shopping on the mind, so I guess I should use this chance to start buying presents for people, so when Just My Look - a one-stop shop for budget beauty - asked me to put a wish list together, I took the opportunity to browse for some presents to buy my sisters. At least this will get me well prepared on the morning of Black Friday, and hopefully, by the time you’ve finished reading this post, I will have ordered the first lot of my Christmas shopping! 

The Black Friday deals on Just My Look includes 3 For 2 on all O.P.I nail polishes. I love these nail polishes so much and they are really pigmented, but I can never afford to buy them at the usual full price, so YAY for the sale! They make a great present for someone because everyone knows that O.P.I are premium and a fantastic quality nail polish. 

I haven’t got round to trying anything from W7 Cosmetics yet but now it a good time, right?! It is 3 For 2, after all! I’ve read a lot of good things about their products on beauty blogs. It’s got the vibe of Benefit and Too Faced, which are two of my favourite beauty brands so that’s a good start! I’m loving the look of the Brow Parlour, Aye Captain Liquid Eyeliner, In The Night Up In Smoke Eye Colour Palette, Africa Bronzing, Show Stopper Mascara, and Hollywood Bronze & Glow. Prices start from £1.99 - not bad at all!

You might also be interested to know that Max Factor’s False Lash Effect will be £5.95 tomorrow instead of £10.99, so it's time to stock up!

And if that’s not enough, they’re giving away a FREE Corioliss GoGo Mini Styler when you spend £25 or over, an exclusive offer for blog readers! It's a cute travel sized hair straightener which will surely come in handy for every single occasion. To get the free styler, all you have to do is enter the code BBLOGGER25 at checkout. This code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer codes.

Let me know if you've managed to get a good BLACK FRIDAY deal on beauty products this year! I sense a wave of beauty haul making it's way to my blogger dashboard and I couldn't be more excited to read every single one of them!


Written in collaboration with Just My Look. Opinions and words are my own.
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

New Beauty Products Available In Boots!

Boots is a very overwhelming place to shop in, isn’t it? It’s funny how it’s not particularly my favourite shop and I don’t really enjoy the journey as a customer yet every time I go in, I will come out with more than what I wanted! What is the deal with that! And now I’ve got a Boots staff discount, there’s more reason to hang around a little bit longer and buy even more beauty products I don’t really need. Story of my life.


BOOTS BEAUTY FINDS


I recently learnt that in 200 of the large Boots stores, they have a stand called Beauty Finds where the new launches are displayed. If you pop in and visit this display, you'll see some of these new arrivals* store:
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Cute Stocking Fillers

At around this time every year, I browse dotcomgiftshop for Christmas stocking fillers and Secret Santa presents. I should be buying things for other people but I couldn’t resist treating myself to a few things. I was given a £30 gift voucher* and I wanted to make that £30 stretch as far as it could. A lot of this is from the sale!

christmas stocking fillers

As a regular customer of dotcomgiftshop, I knew that I would be able to get a lot for that budget. I know it’s a bit naughty to buy myself presents for no particular reason but no one else is going to make me a Christmas stocking so I gots to make my own, guys! And why not! Why the hell not, hey! Let’s just call this a practise run for when I’m shopping for stocking fillers for real.... Here is what I bought:

CUTE STOCKING FILLERS FOR HER


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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Fashion On A Budget: A Haul From Tu Clothing, Sainsbury's

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Fashion On A Budget?

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Thursday, 19 November 2015

WAYS TO STAY RELAXED THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a really tough time of year for most people. It comes round really quickly and there is so much to do! What is meant to be a joyous and exciting occasion is actually really quite stressful. And the older I am, the more I feel this stress. I can’t pinpoint what it is but it’s a mixture of being unprepared, not knowing what to buy people, being overwhelmed, and skint! That’s totes not fun, is it? BAH, HUMBUG! 

laura mercier bath honey

WAYS TO STAY RELAXED THIS CHRISTMAS

But seriously, no matter how prepared I am, I always seem to get rushed of my feet right up until Christmas! And it’s going to be no different this year, because like a lot of people, I am working right up until Christmas Eve. Argh, where am I going to find the time to do everything? I’ll get there, though… I always do.

But no matter how busy you are, it’s still important to find the time to relax and de-stress. Find the time to do something you enjoy, even if it’s a couple of hours a week. Here are some ways to help you feel more relaxed and feel more ‘you’ during the run up to Christmas:

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Friday, 13 November 2015

What's Inside Birchbox x Skinnydip | November 2015 Edition

Woohoo! Along with the other Birchbox* subscribers, I’m officially in the Birchbox #SQUAD! As I attended their launch event at the Skinnydip Boutique, I got a feel for their latest collaboration. I have probably said this about every Birchbox this year… but HOW AMAZING IS THIS COLLABORATION? It as got to be the coolest beauty box EVER. 

Birchbox x Skinnydip, BIRCHBOX NOVEMBER 2015

I really like the contents, but being slightly obsessed with pretty packaging, I would have bought this box just for the CUTE box design. There are two colours available this month, the purple one which you can see in yesterday’s event feature, or the pastel coloured one which I think is the one I prefer. 

Inside November’s Birchbox are 6 beauty samples. These are:
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Thursday, 12 November 2015

Event: Birchbox x Skinnydip, Carnaby St.

birchbox skinnydip, birchbox november 2015

Event: Birchbox x Skinnydip, Carnaby St.

One of my favourite beauty brands this year has been Birchbox, they have become to ahead of the game and you can never predict what they’re going to come up with next. It’s remarkable how they’ve managed to keep things interesting and exciting in a very saturated market. 

I’ve had the chance to meet some of the Birchbox team a few months ago, so it was nice to see them again at their latest event. 

They have teamed up with Skinnydip London for their latest box. A match made in heaven, some might say! I’d never have thought a beauty brand like Birchbox would team up with a brand like Skinnydip, but I’m totally glad they have joined forces.

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

What Is Bubble Tea? | Bubble Tea Tasting at Biju

biju bubble tea, london bubble tea cafe

WHAT IS BUBBLE TEA?

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Heart FM Beauty Essentials

There are A LOT of beauty sample boxes out there, and as a beauty blogger, I’ve tried my fair share of them. There’s always a new one cropping up and with such fierce competition, they have to be extremely different to get my attention because I’m only going to recommend the the good ones to my lovely blog readers (YAY! THAT’S YOU!).

I’m not familiar with Latest In Beauty, but I am aware that they work with Jane from British Beauty Blog - so that’s a good enough reason to try out one of the recent boxes, The Heart FM edition. I didn’t fully understand that concept of the partnership at first but it is a unique collaboration and I’m all up for any one who tries to stand out from the crowd. 

Heart FM Beauty Essentials

LATEST IN BEAUTY HEART BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

I expected it to be like all the other beauty boxes I’ve tested, but when the parcel arrived, I was really surprised at how heavy a beauty box could be. It was jam-packed with products and there was no room for anything to rattle around. 

If you’re feeling a bit fed up and disappointed of receiving a box that feels half empty, Latest In Beauty boxes might just be right up your street. For £17.99, you get all of this in The Heart Beauty edition:
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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Beauty Event: The Avon Beauty Bus

Avon matte lipsticks

Beauty Event: The Avon Beauty Bus

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to pop by Avon’s latest event which showcased some of their Christmas and S/S16 range. And when they told me that it would be a bus, I was really intrigued and couldn’t wait to find out more.

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Saturday, 7 November 2015

How To Style A Camel Coat This Winter

fashion blogger, how to style a beige camel coat
This blogpost is sponsored by ShopStyle & GAP UK. However, all words, opinions, styling and photography are completely my own.

What I'm Wearing:

I have always loved Gap and when I was younger, I thought it was simply the COOLEST brand ever. I was so obsessed with Gap hoodies (anyone else?) - it was one of the absolute MUST-HAVE item of the 90's and I had one in all of my favourite colours! All the cool girls at school had a Gap hoody. It has been a while since I bought anything from their store but I’ve recently been reacquainted with this well-loved global brand once again and I got reminded as to why I adored them so much.

red tartan scarf

GAP A/W 2015

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