Sunday, 12 June 2016

An Update: Blogging and Me


Initially I wasn't going to do a post like this, but I've reached a chapter in my blogging life I never thought I would and I feel like for that reason I need to explain it all.
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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Spring Wishlist 2016


I love Spring - the weather gets warmer, the nights are lighter and flowers come into bloom. April in particular is a special month as it's mine and my husband's birthdays and wedding anniversary. A new season for me always means shopping and thanks to a LOT of online browsing recently, I have compiled a Spring wishlist (which I'm sure will keep growing!).
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

January and February Empties #4


I keep my empties in an old beauty subscription box and at the end of February it was overflowing - I think I'm gonna need a bigger box at the rate I'm going! Without further ado, let's review what beauty products I've used up over the last few months and whether I'll be re-purchasing them now or in the future.

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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Beauty on Trial


I have so many beauty products on the go that sometimes it's impossible to blog about them all, especially when I'm only posting 1-2 times a week. To right this wrong, I've put together a selection of 6 products I've been trying, testing and trialling over recent months but haven't talked about yet, all into one post. After all sharing is caring!
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Sunday, 21 February 2016

5 Skincare Saviours for Dull, Tired Skin


Being a poor sleeper, stuck in an office for 8 hours a day with a tendency to reach for the biscuit and cake tins far too often, my skin often looks dull and tired. Although I know it's easy to cheat radiance with the amount of brightening, highlighting makeup products around these days, I like to get more of a natural looking glow with the help of a few skincare saviours. After all, I'm a firm believer that if your skin looks good, then your makeup looks better!
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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Who's Behind the Blogger?


I think it's fair to say that for many blogs, if not all blogs, there isn't just the blogger that's behind it but someone else too. It's someone you might never see and someone you might never even hear about, but they are always there. It's the person in your life who gives you moral blog support; the one you tell all your blog related news to; maybe the one that takes your OOTD or FOTD photos; or the one that puts up with your increasing makeup/skincare/nail varnish collection as it takes over the bedroom/bathroom/spare room.
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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Review and Swatches: La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur in Fair/Light


Some of my favourite skincare products are from La Roche-Posay, such as the famous Effaclar Duo+ and Serozinc. They have recently released their first coverage product, a skincare/makeup hybrid called the Effaclar BB Blur. I do not own one single tinted moisturiser, BB or CC cream of any sort; having less than perfect skin prone to breakouts and consequent scarring means I reach for high coverage bases like a comfort blanket. However after having read lots of rave reviews and seen some before and after photos of the Effaclar BB Blur, I thought maybe this could be the one to convert me.
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Sunday, 7 February 2016

A Lazy Girl's Body Moisturising Picks


Moisturising my face... twice daily without fail. Lips... I slather on balm like it's going out of fashion. Hands too, I've got a hand cream stashed in every place I might need one. But when it comes to the rest of my body, I'm seriously lazy and neglectful. I have a box of unopened body lotions and butters that I just can't seem to get in the habit of using. My skin doesn't feel dry to the touch, but I'm sure it would appreciate a good dose of moisture. So to get at least some kind of hydration to my skin, I have a handful of cheat products that make me feel like I'm making a lil bit of effort. These are a lazy girl's body moisturising picks.

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

It's Love: Chloé Eau de Parfum


Most of my favourite perfumes are from the floral family - Jo Malone Wild Bluebell and Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb are just two examples. Enter the latest addition to my floral lineup and my newest obsession; Chloé Eau de Parfum.
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Sunday, 31 January 2016

5 Mini Reviews: Skin and Tonic, Estee Lauder, This Works, The Body Shop and Madara


My stash of beauty minis doesn't seem to be reducing and I'm trying to make a concerted effort to get through them quicker than I accumulate them! I even have a dedicated little wicker basket in my bedside table just for the sachets, vials and tubes... and it's full. Oops. I have 5 of these up on trial today - my initial thoughts and whether it's enough to make me buy the full size.
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

To Me, From Me


Sometimes you just gotta treat yo self. I rarely buy myself jewellery and with a bit of extra money in my bank account thanks to some of my family at Christmas, I decided to buy a couple of items... To Me, From Me
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Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Best Smelling Haircare... Ever?


It isn't just Lush's bath/shower products that smell downright amazing, I've ventured into their haircare range and I can't stop smelling my freshly washed locks. It can't be wrong to start washing my hair every day if haircare smells THAT good... right?

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

5 Tips For A Thorough Declutter


One of the items on my to-do list for 2016 (you can see the full list here!) is to declutter my house. Since my husband and I moved in around 5 years ago we have accumulated an awful lot of stuff and never seem to throw anything away. I made a start over the Christmas/New Year break as I had quite a bit of time off from work and I ended up getting really into it. So for those of you planning your own declutter or struggling to get/stay motivated, I thought it might be helpful to share my tips for a thorough declutter based on my own experience of it so far. 
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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Review: Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel


In My Top 15 Beauty Discoveries of 2015 post I featured the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, but it was the first time I'd mentioned it on this blog and it really deserves a full review.
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Sunday, 10 January 2016

November and December Empties #4


Over two months I have collected an awful lot of empty beauty bottles, tubes and pots to share with you lovely lot! It feels like quite an achievement, not wasting expired or ridiculously old products and reducing down my huge stash. You know the empties post drill - coming your way is a mini review of each products and whether I'll be re-purchasing now or in the future.

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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

16 Things I Want To Do In 2016


In the latter half of last year, I found myself doing a lot of thinking and personal reflection. One of the big things that came from this is that I realised how completely fed up I am with myself saying I'll do x, y and z, then never following through. With the big 3-0 approaching in 2017 and the phrase "life is short" ringing in my mind, this is why I've thought of so many things I want to do/achieve/complete in 2016. Many of them are small and they're all realistic - in fact, I'm pretty confident it's possible for me to do them all this year. So here is my 16 point to-do list for 2016...
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Sunday, 3 January 2016

My 15 Favourite Beauty Discoveries of 2015



There's something so satisfying about trying a new product and it being so darn good that it makes its way into your favourites list. This year I'm putting all my favourite beauty discoveries into one post, however I did it find it quite difficult to keep it at only 15 products, but I'm very, very happy with the final cut. In no particular order...
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