Tuesday, 31 December 2013



The Body Shop Honeymania Collection launched in September and I've been eying it up ever since. Glamour recently had a gift with purchase where you paid £3 for 3 months of magazines and got a selection from the Body Shop Honeymania Collection absolutely free, lovely!

Monday, 30 December 2013



Before Christmas I posted about the Haydon's Traders Bath Products I purchased at my works Christmas Bazzaar. Last night I tried out one of the Cupcake Bath Bombs, a bath bomb made to look like a cupcake, the bottom of the cupcake is said to be a standard bath bomb, which fizzes and creates a lovely bubble in the bath, the ‘icing’ part is a mix of cocao butter and oil.

Sunday, 29 December 2013




I've wanted to try out the This Works Deep Sleep range for such a long time, the range has always excited me because I love different oils and fragrances.

Saturday, 28 December 2013






Just before Christmas I headed to LUSH to pick up a few bath treats!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013



I was really excited to win this beautiful spa set in the Beauty Bay Pass The Parcel Christmas Giveaway, I rarely spend money on bath and shower luxuries so it was nice to get a little treat in the post!

Monday, 23 December 2013


Ever since I first cast my eyes upon Bobbi Brown’s Old Hollywood Collection, I was dreaming about it. There was something about the sleek packaging and beautiful colours that I could not leave be.

Sunday, 22 December 2013


I’ve always been a bit miffed that I’ve never been able to find a high coverage foundation at a high street price point. When I started to think about graduation makeup, I decided I’d take a look at blogs and ask friends for recommendations. A few people came back with the suggestion of the Revlon Colourstay Foundation.  A foundation which guarantees 16 hours of full coverage, and it comes in two forms; one for dry skin and one for oily. It sounded right up my avenue and I popped to Boots to try it out. 

Saturday, 21 December 2013






A couple of weeks ago my work had a Christmas Bazaar, where local companies came along to sell their goodies to us all afternoon! There were tons of different types of companies there but I just could not resist the bath products from Haydon’s Traders. The whole stall was filled to the brim with bath products and candles but in the end I settled for a bath bomb and a sugar soap.

Friday, 20 December 2013

My friend Amber and I have been desperate to visit Winter Wonderland for three years and this year we finally got round to visiting Hyde Park. Winter Wonderland is a combination of German Markets and Fun Fair Rides, as well as food stalls and a few attractions. It was definitely worth visiting, we most enjoyed looking round the German Market and enjoying the hog roast rolls! I thought I'd share some pictures with you I hope you enjoy them!














Thursday, 19 December 2013




As soon as I saw the press release for the Essie Winter Collection 2014, I had to have it and I waited eagerly for the release of the mini collection. I saw it hit blogs shortly after the announcement and then hone anticipation really set in as the collection the three colours I most liked. 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013



Today I’m sharing the last of my Christmas Gift Guides, which to be frank, is quite scary as it means it’s nearly Christmas. However, all the standard Christmas comments aside, I’m sharing my top picks from Paperchase. 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013



Lots of things make it into my collection, join a "must try" box and get completely forgotten about for the foreseeable future. This Collection Eyeshadow Pencil is a prime suspect of this. I picked this up in Tesco's as soon as it was released but I've just fallen in love with it. 

Friday, 13 December 2013

I was filled with love and excitement when the Birchbox dispatch email came through this month, it was pretty damn early for a beauty box and it arrived yesterday, less than 24 hours later.






The box came packed with little cards, which included a $20 BaubleBar voucher, which is really generous, but it costs $20 to ship to the UK, so I don't think I'll be taking advantage of it! I also received some cards with hints and tips on them, as well as some cute Birchbox Gift Tags.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Today I’m sharing some of my favourite gifts for men all from Next. I think Next have a fantastic selection of gifts for men this year, I’m really impressed, all these gifts are under £15!

Monday, 9 December 2013


Today's NOTD is Sephora's Color Hit Nail Polish which I bought whilst I was in America in October. The colour in really pretty, I have such a thing at the moment for blue nails at the moment. In one coat the colour is quite sheer, it dries really, really quickly which is great, so two coats for the perfect colour is not a long wait. The little bumps in the polish is dust that was on the nail wheel, not an indication of the formula. 

These retail for $5 which is not too shabby! 

Sunday, 8 December 2013





I recently ditched my straight, flat, lifeless hair and opted for a perm. I know sounds crazy, my initial thought was 'does anyone even perm their hair anymore?' My hairdresser remarked that perms definitely still happen, just a little different to how they used to be. I decided to go for a volume ringlet perm, perfect for adding volume to your hair and leaving a beautiful gentle wave. 

However this is a whole new ball game for hair products, I need things for curves and anti-frizz instead of the volumising hairsprays I have plenty of stock of. I literally didn't have a clue where to start, so I just looked for offers on any kind of curling product and went a little mad. 

Saturday, 7 December 2013


I'm a big fan for Next, although somethings can be pretty over priced most things are pretty reasonable and they are great quality, you definitely get what you pay for with Next.


 
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