Saturday, 31 December 2016

JAMIE'S ITALIAN - MILTON KEYNES

A few days before Christmas, Dan and I were lucky enough to try the new Autumn/Winter menu at Jamie's Italian in Milton Keynes. The Italian chain has been going for a while now and having eaten at the Cambridge branch before, I was excited to try a new venue and new menu! The restaurant is spacious and has a varied array of booths and tables with a really relaxed vibe!

Thursday, 29 December 2016

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR PERFECT HAIR REMOVAL*

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You don’t need to be a hair removal or beauty expert to get perfect hair removal. Everything you need to know is in this guide. Whether you’re going to be de-fuzzing your legs or your arm pits, it doesn’t matter. They can help you! Take a look…

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

WHY I DO GEL NAILS AT HOME AND A MINI HAUL

A few months ago I realised how expensive my gel nail habit was getting! At around £25-30 for a set of gel nails every 3 weeks, it was a ridiculously expensive habit just to get nails that lasted longer than crappy nail varnish that only lasts a day on my nails! Although I love the way a beautician can do my nails, much neater and with a huge range of products too, I wanted to make it an everyday possibility and then treat myself to a salon set for special occasions like birthdays and holidays!



Tuesday, 13 December 2016

OUR CHRISTMAS TREE

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year, the fact you can cosy up, put a endless amount of candles on and most importantly, the tree! Our tree is the same one we bought last year, its our first tree as a couple and we invested last year in a John Lewis one to make it last us for as long as possible! My parents have only just got rid of their Woolworths one so a good one can last and each one holds a lot of memories! 


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

GET THE GIRLS CLUCKING WITH THIS HEN PARTY HIT*

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The role of maid of honor comes with great responsibility. Top of your responsibility list will be the hen party. Your friend will be relying on you to plan a night to remember, so don’t let her down! Proper planning will ensure the hen goes off with a bang. Here are some things to consider to make sure everything goes according to plan on the night. 


Monday, 5 December 2016

THE GRANGE TOWER BRIDGE HOTEL

Last week we went into London to sort out wedding rings ready for the big day next year. As we had a few days of annual leave to use up, we decided to make a weekend of it and spend the night in London. We wanted to find a luxury hotel that had a pool for the morning, a good breakfast and a comfy room! I knew I could rely on Secret Escapes to help find one and thats where we found the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel 5*!

The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel - Tower Bridge London

Sunday, 4 December 2016

MAYBELLINE COLOR DRAMA INTENSE LIP PAINTS

Liquid lipsticks and creme formulas seem to be the 'in' thing this year with Kylie Jenner lip kits and the dupes that have come with it. Maybelline have really been stepping up their lip range and the Colour Drama liquid lip paints are no exception to the awesome colour ranges and formulations you'll find at their stands! 


Saturday, 3 December 2016

LIZ EARLE SKIN BOOK

I can't count on one hand the amount of friends and family members I've got hooked on Liz Earle skincare. So many of my friends ask me what I use and its always Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, now they can't live without it. Liz Earle makes the best skincare products and she is now taking her natural skincare range further with Skin, the book that creates a great plan for a natural and nutritional diet, that also incorporates great skincare and body care!


Saturday, 19 November 2016

PEN TO PAPER PLANNERS - 2017 MONOCHROME PLANNER

As some of you may have seen, last year I created my own set of planners which started off being named LP Planners. The idea was that these planners didn't currently exist in the UK market and what started off as a project for myself, ended up being something I thought, lets give this a try and sell it. I had a great success last year, it was interesting to learn how to sell and after a good run last year and people asking again this year, they're back, with a new name! Pen to Paper Planners.



Sunday, 6 November 2016

MY SKINCARE ROUTINE / COMBINATION SKIN

Its been a long old journey, but my skin is finally behaving itself! I have learnt that the key is investing in good quality products and sticking with them once they work. Its so easy as a blogger to want to try every product possible, to see if the newest trend will work for you but when it comes to skin types, anything can trigger different reactions on every person. I'm a combination skin type of slightly oily (mainly with hormonal blemishes and scaring) and dry skin especially in the winter.


Sunday, 30 October 2016

MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL LIPSTICK RANGE


Maybelline sure know how to make a good lipstick, their range of lip products has really impressed me recently, you can see my thoughts on their Vivid Liquid Lipsticks  here. I was lucky enough to receive their Color Sensational Matte range as part of the #maybellinesquad and the colour range is  perfect for this time of year!  

Saturday, 29 October 2016

DO BLOGGERS FIND OFFLINE MARKETING USEFUL?*

My career revolves around marketing and social media. I spend a lot of my day working on our Twitter feed and making sure we're keeping on track. As a blogger I work on my own marketing strategies and ideas to make sure I can promote my blog, get the word out and work on new content to market my blog more.


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

TRYING ARBONNE PRODUCTS

Arbonne is one brand I've heard of occasionally but not read much about! I firstly presumed it was the next Avon but have been pleasantly surprised that it's better than that and theres a great selection of products to be had! I was recently contacted by Chloe, who is from my hometown back in Suffolk and she was looking to spread the word of Arbonne, being a beauty blogger new products are never a no no so here's my thoughts on the American brand! 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE - THE DANISH WAY TO LIVE WELL

Hygge is all the rage at the moment as as much as I try to stay away from the latest crazes because they tend to be quite short lived and over hyped, the art of Hygge is one topic I'm genuinely intrigued by. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

LA ROCHE POSAY PIGMENTCLAR EYES

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La Roche Posay know how to make good skincare, their Effaclar Duo is one of the best skincare products on the market. It completely transformed my acne attacked skin as a teenager, so when I found that my eyes were looking horrendously dark and tired I needed to find a product to fix it and knew that La Roche Posay would provide a solution!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

24 ROYAL TERRACE / EDINBURGH

In September I treated myself and Dan to a weekend in Edinburgh for D's birthday. The city was absolutely perfect and probably one of my favourite trips we've ever been on. What made our stay even better was the amazing room and services we had at 24 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh's best kept secret!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

MY MASCARA COLLECTION

My mascara collection is one I'm slightly surprised by when I actually look into it. I have an endless amount of mascaras and yet I only really reach for the same few every time. I decided to make a conscious effort to test which really are the best and for what look and share my mascara collection...complete with those awful barcode stickers! 


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

BOTANICALS NOURISHING CLEANSING MELT

Botanicals facial oil is one of my skincare saviours and its wonderful natural ingredients bring such calm to a angry face. When I’m having a break out or my skin has gone seriously dry then I slather my face in the wonderful oil. Botanicals offered a sample of their matching cleansing melt and I’ve found a true dry skin duo! 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

MY THOUGHTS ON BLOGGING IN 2016


In 3 weeks worth of videos of that I analysed from my subscription box 30 of them had the word 'ad' in the title. I follow around 100 Youtubers and probably 3/4 of them had uploaded in the last 3 weeks.

D.I.Y AFFORDABLE BRIDESMAIDS BOXES

Asking your girlfriends or family members to be your bridesmaids is one of those moments that can be so exciting and feel like such a pressure to make it exciting too! When I decided I wanted to ask my cousins to be bridesmaids I wanted to make it as fun for them as it will be for me! This worked so well and was super affordable so here's how to make DIY bridesmaid proposal boxes!

Monday, 12 September 2016

SAVE TIME ON YOUR MORNING ROUTINE*

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Getting from bed to desk can be a challenge for some of us at the best of times. You accidentally snooze your alarm once, twice…then suddenly, you need to leave the house in ten minutes!


We have all been there. Fear not, there are some ways you can prepare yourself in advance to minimise the length of your morning routine.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

SOPHIE KINSELLA / I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER

When I had finished university and went on holiday the week after, I knew my first goal was not only to soak up all the vitamin D and eat all the food I could but to finally read a book that wasn't an academic read. I brought a handful of books which you can see in my Summer Book Haul and I took the Sophie Kinsella novel with me which I really enjoyed!


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

LIFE UPDATES / CARS,WORK,WEDDINGS

Life has been so hectic recently that any blog posts have been reviews but since its a bank holiday when I write this, its great to finally give some personality back into the blog and update you on whats been happening!

Monday, 29 August 2016

BENEFIT STAY DONT STRAY


A primer can make the world of difference to a face of makeup. I for one, often forget and can be in such a rush that I forget that crucial step. But the one step I've not stopped forgotten is an eyeshadow primer.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

MAYBELLINE BABYLIPS LIP BALMS LIMITED EDITIONS


Lip balms are one of those products we often just accumulate but rarely go out to buy. Maybelline are transforming lip balms to make them fun and exciting rather than plain vanilla or vaseline style!

Monday, 22 August 2016

LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR DUO UNIFIANT TINT


La Roche Posay always know how to impress me with their skincare products. Something that really truly works is always hard to come by but this french pharmacy brand does actually bring out products that work. When I was thirteen-sixteen and had horribly acne prone skin as all teenagers do, I would of dreamed for La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo, and now not only has the amazing blemish treatment come to the UK shores but they have now created a Tint that helps to provide sheer lasting coverage as well as helping to fix the skin.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

MAYBELLINE CONTOUR

As part of the #Maybellinesquad I recently received a huge trove of goodies from Maybelline. I love Maybelline and have become a big fan of their makeup recently, I buy my eyeliners from them all the time and their mascaras are always great for a bold lash! I was excited to try some of their new face products as the last time I tried something from them that was for the face was the matte mousse and we all went there as a teenagers!


Sunday, 7 August 2016

I GRADUATED!

This is a rather belated post as this happened nearly a month ago now but I've been so busy that I haven't had the chance to blog. But yes, I'm finally happy to say that I'm a graduate! I can officially have BA Hons in Journalism after my name after finishing my three-year degree at City University, London.

It's been the most hectic, stressful, painful and best years. I've made some great friends, I've learnt a hell of a lot about myself during the process which has got me to a good point in my life now. University has been one of those experiences that have flown by when I look back on it.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

BENEFITS DANDELION/HOOLA DEW


Benefit know what they're doing when they launch a product - generally a big launch and attractive packaging sets it off. Then you realise how insanely good the products are and instantly the brand has done what it sets out to do. When I won a £250 benefit voucher the new releases at the time were instantly in my basket. Dandelion Dew and Dew The Hoola are the two new liquid cheek products and they're perfect for this heatwave!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

AFTERNOON TEA AT MOGGERHANGER PARK // BEDFORD

Afternoon tea is one of those lovely treats that are often saved for sunny days with our other half, mum or best friends. At Moggerhanger Park in Bedford they've introduced some delightful treats to their menu in the Old Kitchen which opened in April. We were lucky enough to try their afternoon tea and if you're in the area, looking for a treat for your loved one or needing an excuse for a day out, visit the grounds and kitchen!


Sunday, 19 June 2016

OUTDOOR WISHLIST

We can hope and pray that Summer sunshine finally arrives in the UK, it would be lovely to be able to get in the garden and the outdoors and enjoy the feeling of the sun on your face, BBQ on the go and drinks to refresh! With the dream in mind and our new garden to enjoy, I've collated my wish list in this summer mood board in some hope it brings on the sunshine


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

MARITIM GALATZO HOTEL - MAJORCA

As soon as I finished university and just before I started full-time work I knew I needed a week off in a hot country! We chose the Maritim Galatzo in Costa De La Calma in Majorca after seeing great reviews and pictures and we booked through Voyage Prive. I am constantly checking out the website for deals and Secret Escapes and really recommend it for fabulous deals! We absolutely loved our stay in Majorca, I will be posting the holiday in instalments but I thought it was fitting to talk about the hotel first!


Monday, 13 June 2016

MAYBELLINE VIVID MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICKS

Liquid lipsticks are all the rage at the moment, with people paying over the odds for the Kylie Lip Kits, it wouldn't be long for it to be copied amongst the high street but I think liquid lipsticks from the high street can be awesome. Maybelline has brought out their Vivid Liquid Lipsticks which are insane and come in so many great shades! 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

MAC DUTY FREE HAUL

On my way back from our holiday I knew I fancied a little treat in Duty Free. Its been a very long time since I bought a new MAC product and all my products I own currently have the old packaging which says a lot! I do like MAC, although they can be pricey for some items, there are a few classics which just make it worth the extra price. I got these from Palma airport which had a HUGE duty free section!


Tuesday, 31 May 2016

BENEFIT LOLLIBALM LIPGLOSS

Benefit Cosmetics constantly impresses me with their line of products. I own nearly all their products after my recent haul which can be found here. [LINK] One of the products in my haul was Lollibalm hydrating tinted lip balm.  After releasing their famous cheek and lip tints which began with Benetint and extended with Cha Cha Tint, Posie Tint and Lollitint, they released a series of matching lip balms!

Monday, 30 May 2016

BEING THE PERFECT WEDDING GUEST*

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Once again wedding season has arrived, which means that soon enough the invites will start flying through your post box. On average, most of us get invited to at least one wedding a year. It’s easy to think of weddings as just another celebration to get dressed up for, but being a wedding guest is much more than that. If you’ve been invited to share in a couple's special day, it’s because they want to celebrate with you. Each wedding guest costs a couple over £300 on average - that’s a lot of money. So if you've been sent an invite (visit Pure Invitation for personalised wedding invites), you need to be on your best behaviour. The question is, what does it mean to have good wedding etiquette as a guest?
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Sunday, 29 May 2016

OLE HENRIKSEN MINI COLLECTION

A few weeks ago I was getting to a tough moment with my skin. The issue was, that although it will never be a pure blank canvas, you could see the tiredness in my skin and eyes. I looked like I hadn't drunk water for years and forgot what fruit and veg was, oddly enough my diet and exercise have been the best they've been in years. So it was time to up the ante on the product front! Introducing Ole Henriksen*... 

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

TRESEMME OLEO RADIANCE RANGE

I don't review haircare enough and I think when I find a good range for my hair type, I should be shouting about it. I have oily roots and normal/dry ends. I know more ranges are embracing this type, such as the L'Oreal clay range but I found L'Oreal was starting to make my hair really limp. So I decided to change it up with a new range. I picked up the Tresemme Oleo Radiance range when it was half price on a bit of a whim, but I've become pleasantly surprised by the range.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

HOW TO STUDY AND WORK AT HOME

Working from home, whether its for studying or a full time job can be tough to keep motivated. It's important to maintain a routine or schedule to keep work ethic up so you treat it as another working and study day. Here's my tips for keeping on track for studying and working from home, I'm no saint at these that's for sure! But when I do stick to them, they do work!

Thursday, 12 May 2016

BIG BENEFIT HAUL

I'm back to the blog and with a big post today! A few weeks I found out that I had won Sarah's at Temporary Secretary, Benefit and Pinterest competition. I made my summer theme board for my entry and was so thrilled to find out I had won a £250 Benefit voucher. If you've been a long time reader of The Beauty Type, you'd know that Benefit is my favourite brand and I love when I discover their new products! They're very much a high-end brand and so their products are normally a treat for my collection so was very happy to get a bundle of products arrive!


Sunday, 1 May 2016

SUMMER BOOK HAUL

As I've been a student for the last few years, I've felt really guilty when I've been reading any book that isn't an educational book. The last month has seen me work on my dissertation and even though I could have read, I just want to not be looking at words whilst doing it! I treated myself to two four new books ready for the summer and when I have the freedom to read anything I like again! I'm on holiday at the end of May and am looking forward to sitting on a sun lounger reading! These are some books I've wanted to read for ages too!


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

THINGS I WOULD HAVE TOLD MY YOUNGER SELF

Over the last few years, life has gone really quite mad. I'm engaged to an amazing guy, I'm in my own home (renting but still) and I'm just about to graduate from my journalism degree. It's weird, very weird how time flies and yet when you're living in the moment - it feels very normal.

When I was at school, for about 8 years of my life I was picked on a lot. Not necessarily physically, but mentally, people bullied the shit out of me. I know a lot of people say they were picked on, but I really just wasn't one of them girls, that people liked. Maybe it's because I'm an introvert and can be very independent, therefore I don't blend in when I should, maybe it was the way I dressed, the things I said, at the end of the day I never deserved it, but now I'm at a great stage of my life. The people who treated me like that, still haven't got any further in life, now I'm the one winning.

So... younger Lisa, here's what I'd say to you.



Friday, 15 April 2016

TIPS FOR STARTING A MAKEUP RANGE*

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The makeup industry is one of the biggest and most successful globally. With women constantly looking for lipsticks, foundation and powders to enhance their look, this is not a surprising fact. In recent years, increasing numbers of independent cosmetics lines have emerged. They have filled a gap in the market and seen great success as a result. So if you think you have what it takes, why not start your own? It’s not as difficult as you may think and it could transform your life. All you need is passion, a good work ethic and an original idea. To get you started on this exciting venture, follow these simple steps.



Thursday, 14 April 2016

TOP BEAUTY TIPS FOR TREATING YOUR SKIN PIGMENTATION*

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For those of you who don’t know what skin pigmentation is, it’s when your skin becomes discoloured. Your skin get’s it’s colouring from a pigment called melanin. If it’s production and distribution is disrupted, it can manifest into dark spots on your skin. These are most commonly caused by getting older and UV rays. Dark spots usually appear over time on the face, chest and hands. This can make many people feel self-conscious and significantly affects their self-esteem. Thankfully there are some things you can do to reduce your dark spots and regain the youthful looking skin you once had.



Tuesday, 5 April 2016

WHERE HAVE I BEEN? | LIFE UPDATE

Its been a long time since I've done much of an update on anything on the blog really! So I thought it was about time to update you with the wonderful month that March has been!


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

COHORTED MARCH BOX

Cohorted beauty boxes are one of the most luxurious on the beauty box market. Although more expensive than most at £35 you actually gain a lot of expensive products back and not paying £10 to be disappointed when it's not as high end in the end like a lot of other boxes.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

I can't believe how quickly the last two months have gone, it feels only last week we had Christmas and now I've already had my birthday and am now 21! It's been a good month for makeup and I'm still getting through a lot of my Christmas makeup too so it's been fun to keep trying new things throughout the month.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

SANCTUARY SPA SALT SCRUB

There is something lovely about knowing you've thoroughly scrubbed, shaved and moisturised your body after a relaxing bath or shower. When you spend probably twenty minutes in the shower and your other half wonders what the hell you're doing in there? I've found your new scrub that will transform your pampering evenings and even the packaging makes you feel like you're in a spa! Sanctuary Spa's Ultimate Salt Scrub is one of their best sellers and it's easy to see why! 

Monday, 22 February 2016

COLORSPORT 30 DAY BROW TINT

It feels like eyebrows have become the most 'it' thing of the century, whether yours are on fleek or you just keep them shaped they're an important part of your face to frame your eyes and make you look awake, younger and they're a great addition if you're a makeup fan! Eyebrow tinting is a perfect way to keep on top of your eyebrows without visiting the salon and a good way to add definition or to see where your eyebrows are if they're a bit sparse. 

Colorsport 30 day brow tint in Dark Brown review on thebeautytype.com

Friday, 19 February 2016

MY EVERYDAY GO TO PRODUCTS

When you find a product that just works for you and does everything you need it to, keeps you looking awake when you've had three hours sleep, keeps your face looking healthy when you probably had an indulgent weekend and can make your products last, you're onto something. These are my everyday go to products that are fool-proof and make a quick makeup look work!
My Everyday Got To Makeup Products | thebeautytype.com - A post reviewing my favourite everyday products from Benefit Boi-ing to the Naked Palette

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