Elemis Skincare Range – Cleanser, Toner & Moisturiser

A few years ago I was treated to my first facial at a Bannatynes Spa. I chose the Elemis Fruit Active Glow facial (£49/1 hour) – it was heavenly! This is where I was first introduced to a far more luxurious world of skincare. I started to take my skincare routine…

No 7 Exquisite Eyes Gift Box – Lovely Lashes & Stay Perfect Goodies

So I’m finally getting around to reviewing the No 7 Exquisite Eyes Gift Box. I received the box as a free gift when I bought the No 7 Pop & Glow Cream Blush Stick and No 7 Moisture Drench Lipstick last month. The box included samples of No 7 Lovely Lashes…

Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup

I’ve tried a lot of foundations throughout the years including Maybelline Dream Mousse Matte Foundation (a favourite during my teenage years), the Benefit Play Stick, Loreal’s True Match Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, Rimmel London Stay Matte, Revlon Colour Stay and many, many others. Some I liked more than others…

My First You Beauty Discovery Box – October Edition

So my very first You Beauty Discovery Box arrived today. This cute little box retails for only £6.95 a month including postage and packaging. The You Beauty is slightly different from say Glossybox and Birchbox as you actually get to select your two favourite products from a shortlist that is…

Birchbox – October’s ‘Work It!’ Edition

Well it’s that time again! I get so excited unwrapping beauty boxes. Especially ones as beautifully packed as Birchbox. They’re definitely a beauty bloggers dream! I was really impressed with last months Happy Days September box (see full review here). This month’s theme was ‘Work It!’ – products to motivate through the gloomy…

Review – Prima Christmas Makes Special Issue 5

So this is the first of my Christmas posts. Christmas time is without a doubt my favourite time of year! I love the festive smells of cinnamon Yankee Candles burning, gingerbread men baking and the smell of sweet pine needles from the tree wafting around the house. I’m one of…

My Little E.L.F. Haul – Blush, Eyeliner, Eyeshadow & Nail Varnish

It may come as a surprise that this is my first time ever purchasing E.L.F. (eyes. lips. face) cosmetics. E.L.F products are featured regularly on beauty blog wishlists and reviews, their high quality, low price promise makes them very popular in the beauty world. I couldn’t wait to try them…

Beauty | Birchbox – Happy Days Edition

So last month I received my first ever beauty box; the beautifully packaged, London inspired, Karen Millen edition of Glossybox. You can check out the review here. With a promo code in hand and lots of recommendations, I decided to also subscribe to Birchbox.  Birchbox is a New York based company that launched…

Heaven is a Charity Shop

To me an average shopping trip involves a mixture of high-street chains (e.g. New Look for dresses & shoes, H&M for basics, Boots for make-up & River Island for handbags), department stores (e.g Debenhams for the beauty counters), pound shops (for craft materials, bargain beauty and essentials) and charity &…

October’s Beauty Wishlist

So this months wish list really is wishful thinking after my huge beauty haul just a few weeks ago, but a girl can dream! My first two products are the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (30ml/£25) and Full Exposure Mascara (11g/£19); the first time I tried Smashbox was just a few…

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to… Broccoli & Stilton Soup & Eton Mess

Today I have two super quick and easy recipes for you, a starter and a desert – creamy Broccoli and Stilton soup and the always popular Eton Mess. Both courses can be made in advance leaving you lots of time to concentrate on your main, I’m having vegetarian chili served…

Glossybox – September’s Karen Millen Edition

My first ever beauty box has arrived! I’ve been trying my hardest to avoid all spoilers and reviews so I don’t ruin any surprises, with only a few days left in September I don’t feel too guilty sharing my findings with you. There’s so many beauty boxes to chose from,…

No 7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Sweet Copper

Today I’m reviewing the No 7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Sweet Copper (£9.95). My daytime make-up is usually pretty casual and low maintenance, I only tend wear lipstick on nights out for the extra glam factor. I knew about No 7’s Match Made Foundation Service but I didn’t realise that…

My September Beauty Haul

This weekend I did a little beauty shopping and thought I’d share with you some of my favourite buys. My make-up bag was running desperately low so I needed a big shopping haul to replenish it! I really only do this twice a year, with the third coming from my…

Battle of the Hair Treatments – Aussie Vs The Body Shop

My hair has been feeling really dry and brittle recently, I thought a hair mask or treatment would be the perfect way to deep condition and make my hair more soft and manageable so I picked up a tub of Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter (200ml/£8) from The Body Shop. It…