Saturday, 15 April 2017

A WEEKEND BREAK IN THE COTSWOLDS

As a birthday treat from Dan, he let me choose a break away for us for a couple of days which was well needed just to switch off and get away from the stresses of city life and retreat to the countryside. I chose Stow on the Wold which impressed us to no end! The Cotswolds has been a place to visit on my list for a long time and now we live only an hour away, it was a perfect choice to get away without the hefty travel! 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A MINDFULNESS GUIDE FOR THE FRAZZLED BY RUBY WAX

Mindfulness is a topic that everyone needs to get on board with. Ruby Wax is a character I would never have considered as being a leader of mindfulness but this book has completely changed my opinion on her and being mindful. This is a must-read for anyone looking to hear that you are ok, but also its ok to not be sometimes too!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

KIKKI-K WELLNESS PLANNER

Kikki-K is one of the cutest stationery shops in Covent Garden and I am very glad that they don't have stores across the country, simply because I could easily spend a stupid amount of money in  there. As a birthday treat I decided to buy the Wellness Planner. Dan went half with me but I wanted to try this beautiful planner out!


Friday, 17 February 2017

LA ROCHE POSAY RESPECTISSIME MAKEUP REMOVER AND VOLUME MASCARA

French pharmacy products know how to do skincare and tailored products. La Roche Posay is one of my favourite skincare brands and they provide products that suit skin types that aren't often catered for within the drugstore ranges. The Respectissime range has come along to provide sensitive eyes with makeup solutions! 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

LVL LASH LIFT AND HD BROWS AT LUCY LASHES - NORTHAMPTON

With wedding prep swiftly underway it was only right that aside from alterations, decoration buying and seating plans, that I should think about looking my best on the biggest day of my life! I had recently heard about Nouveau LVL lash lift and had previously heard about HD brows so decided to get both done and see what the fuss is about! Now I'm hooked!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

ORIGINS GINZING ENERGY BOOSTING MOISTURISER

As a combination skin type, tracking down a moisturiser that keeps skin soft but doesn't provoke spots or oily skin is a mission! After a trip to Bicester village I was lucky enough to find a tub of Origins GinZing energy boosting moisturiser which has quickly become a staple for my skincare routine.

Friday, 10 February 2017

HOLIDAY INN NORTHAMPTON WEST EVENT AND OPENING

Gone are the days where a budget hotel has to mean budget experience! The Holiday Inn Northampton West has recently had a £2 million pound refurbishment and you can see the eye to detail throughout every nook of the hotel! I was lucky enough to be invited along to the the opening event by Nicole who runs Northampton Bloggers! 


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

MAYBELLINE THE NUDES EYESHADOW PALETTE

There are so many awesome eyeshadow palettes on the market at the moment, from high end to low they all do an amazing job at providing glamorous day to night looks. Maybelline are one of the best drugstore brands at bringing catwalk trends to the high street. The nudes palette is one of their most on trend palettes that can take you from daytime neutrals to smokey browns!

Thursday, 2 February 2017

BENEFIT HELLO FLAWLESS FACE POWDER

Benefit's Hello Flawless Face Powder is one of the best face powders I've ever used. There I said it! Benefit is one of my favourite makeup brands as they steer away from being 'on trend' and work towards creating products that work for everyone, create a flawless face and make you feel your best when your wear them! This face powder compliments the foundation that is in the same range which you can see my review of here, again, I loved it! [LINK

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

WAKE UP, FROM YOUR MAKEUP NIGHTMARES*

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Makeup is amazing stuff, isn't it? You can use it to cover a spot, contour, and even make your eyes look sexy and sleek. Most of us girls don't leave the house without it! But what happens when makeup goes wrong, and what can you do about it? Check out my post below, to find out.

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

MAYBELLINE CREAMY CONCEALER STICK

It's a new year and Maybelline are here with some new additions to their amazing drugstore range. Their Brightening Creamy Concealer has reached the UK and is one to perk up your dark circles when winter makes you look less bright and glowing!

Thursday, 26 January 2017

RIMMEL LONDON MATCH PERFECTION FOUNDATION

Rimmel London has really been impressing me lately and when I saw that the Match Perfection foundation was gaining points from top bloggers on the drugstore front I knew it was worth giving them a try for their foundations. A few years ago, drugstore foundations used to be pretty rubbish and with a bad shade range but Match Perfection has transformed my love for lower priced foundations and I've found a new favourite!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

MORPHE 35K EYESHADOW PALETTE

Taking the beauty world by storm Morphe brushes has brought out beautiful and affordable eyeshadow palettes with incredible colour ranges. The 35K palette is described as the Koffee palette with rich browns, creams and neutral shadows with darks to smoulder the look up. These sell out palettes are amazing quality, price and colour range. 


Sunday, 22 January 2017

MARY BERRY FAMILY SUNDAY LUNCHES

Another Mary Berry review, I know,  I had a good Christmas! Mary Berry is known for the homemade comforting lunch and dinner recipes and her Sunday lunches! The Family Sunday Lunches book is all about bringing people together and creating classic meals and family favourites. I am a huge Sunday lunch fan and its one of my favourite meals to cook too. I feel so 'adult' by cooking for family so this book is one I'm excited to get cooking from!

Friday, 20 January 2017

MAYBELLINE MASTER CAMO COLOUR CORRECTING CONCEALER

As part of the #maybellinesquad I get to try some of the newest releases from Maybelline! Every few months I get an exciting package and this months has been awesome! The newest and my favourite edition is the Master Camo Colour Correcting kit. 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

MARY BERRY FOOLPROOF COOKING

I'm probably Mary Berry's biggest fan. I have a whole shelf full of her cookbooks. What I enjoy most is that her presence and calming nature especially when she is on tv. Her cookbooks are hearty, full of wholesome meals that aren't trying to be 'trendy' with the latest fads but are good meals that would bring good food, store cupboard essentials and easy recipes together to create good food.


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

RULES FOR STAYING WRINKLE FREE*

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We’re all too familiar with the signs of aging, and not many of us are very happy about them. But short of magic or a miracle, what can we do to keep our skin looking young and healthy for as long as we can? Well, it’s not actually impossible, but it is a good idea to start taking good care of your skin from a young age. Years of abuse can catch up with us all too soon, and, as they say, prevention is the best cure. Here’s how to avoid your skin showing signs of aging for as long as possible.

Monday, 16 January 2017

TANYA BAKES - TANYA BURR


If you don't know who Tanya Burr is, you must have been avoiding the internet in the last few years. Blogger, vlogger and beauty guru, Tanya Burr has now ventured into cooking and baking. Following the success of Love, Tanya which was a 'about Tanya/favourite things and recipes' she then went straight into recipes with Tanya Bakes. Tanya Bakes is actually really impressive, theres so much to be mouthwatering over!

Monday, 9 January 2017

OLIVIA BURTON MIDI DIAL BRACELET WATCH

Olivia Burton watches are quite simply, stunning. I have been looking at these at every opportunity and when I asked my Dad for a watch for Christmas, I was secretly hoping he'd find the Olivia Burton range.  And, he did not disappoint! 


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

EMBRACING THE NEW YEAR

2016 was a busy old year, I got engaged, graduated, got a full time job and moved house. I think its fair to say I had it all going on and it wasn't without its stresses. I was ill a lot, lots of general colds and bugs. I also found being a full time worker a big transition and we're planning a wedding which is one of the most stressful things you can do, let me tell you! But the new year is here, we're getting married in May so here's how I plan to tackle the new year.

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