my christmas wish list #4: beauty

30 November 2015

Beauty products are a really personal thing so can be one of the hardest things to buy as a gift for another person. Sometimes people have a single makeup brand that they love almost everything from so it's easy to pick out a product or two, like my mum with Clinique. But some people like more variety, or they just know what they like from trying and testing so many things - This is me. I love Benefit face products but not so keen on the eye and lip items, for eye shadows and cream base pots I prefer Mac, pencils NYX and brows Anastasia Beverly Hills. It's helpful to give ideas of brands/stores for gift cards or direct links to your makeup and skincare staples with shades and names, kinda like I've done in this post. :)

Image Map Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Laura Geller Eye Calligraphy Set Essie nail polish Essie nail polish Essie nail polish Essie nail polish Benefit Hello Flawless powder Benefit Hoola bronzer Benefit Benetint cheek tint Garnier BB Cream Ciate London glitter Ciate London rose gold metal

thoughts on mio skincare

24 November 2015

Skincare is one of those things that we all do (or atleast we should do) so I often find myself picking up new brands depending on offers or if they're new. I'd only heard of Mio because of Mama Mio which is skincare specific to pregnant women, a friend mentioned how much they liked using Mama Mio so I thought the everyday skincare range was worth taking a look at and opted for an all round skincare regime to replace some empties.

my christmas wish list #3: fashion & accessories

22 November 2015

This wishlist could have been so so much bigger, especially since my trip into town on the weekend allowed me to discover so many beautiful new-in season items. New Look especially caught my eye to the point of wanting to walk out with arm loads of goodies from suede calf boots to beaded clutch bags - I want all the stuffs!

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The November #LFBeautyBox

20 November 2015

The second of the limited edition beauty boxes arrived and it's great. With a box just as gorgeous as the first and equally great contents I'm pretty impressed with the LFBeautyBox and can see myself renewing even after my 3 month subscription ends.

my christmas wish list #2: home decor

17 November 2015

More and more often I'm choosing to browse the homeware section of the likes of Zara, H&M, Asda, Next and more rather than the fashion departments. I think since we've been going through the process of buying our house I've become much more receptive to decorating it myself and injecting some of my personality into the rooms. At the moment a lot of the things in our home were bought on the cheap to fill a gap or gifted and lent to us while we didn't have the funds for new things but now I'm ready to move forward with a real plan for our decor and the theme of each room.

I've pulled together some of the things I'm loving from my go-to online homeware shops, things which I hope will still be available if I don't happen to receive them as Christmas gifts! ;)

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shopping the shoe sales

16 November 2015

I've come across some beautiful things in the end of season sales that are going on all over, shoes grabbing the most of my attention. So it's heels that I've focussed on in this post because if I could own every pair of these on-sale shoes I would. Each pair of pretties that I've found and put into this post is under £30. I've also linked the image so that if you click the pair of shoes you want then you'll find it'll take you straight to them! :)

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little things & happy distractions : october

12 November 2015

This months post is more about items than distractions, beauty products mostly and that's because I haven't been able to find that many distractions from the mounds of work and planning I've been doing. Aside from a glass of wine and tv shows on in the background it's been all about getting-on-with-it this past month so the things I've pulled out for this post are beauty items and pretty things in my home.


my christmas wish list #1: stationery & things

7 November 2015

I love a bit of stationery and almost everyone craves after gold and rose gold goodies as well as cute animals so it's a good thing that my first proper christmas wish list is full of them! From unicorn pens to swearing notepads.. I want all of this stationery good-ness.


gold glitter bath time

6 November 2015

It's been so lovely to rediscover my love of baths and it's all thanks to the Lush Halloween and Christmas products. The ethical buying of Lush cosmetics makes me feel much less guilty when shopping and being indulgent than if looking at other cosmetics.I thought I'd share some of the products I'm trying lately because some of these products could make lovely Christmas gifts.