Monday, 28 December 2015

Winter Hair Care Favourites

Current Haircare Favourites
With winter here I thought I'd share with you all some of my favourite winter hair care products that get me through the harsh, bitter months and leave me with healthy, hydrated hair!

Winter's frosty weather can create quite the storm with our skin and hair, whether that's drying out the scalp, frizzing the ends or making your hair appear incredibly dull and lifeless. Our hair needs more TLC than any other month and it can be quite exhausting trying to find products that work. But, not need to feel exhausted any more as here are some products I believe truly help keep your locks healthy.

Toni&Guy Heat Protection Mist - I try to avoid using heat on my hair as much as possible, but when I do, I like to spritz my hair through with this lovely mist. This just helps protect my hair against any damage and breakage, and like most Toni&Guy products, it smells delicious!

Moroccan Oil - Summer, autumn, wint...this will always be a favourite throughout all seasons. I like to apply a 5p sized amount through the ends of my freshly washed, damp hair and leave it to soak in naturally. I don't blow dry my hair therefore I am able to see the results a lot more. My hair is left feeling super hydrated, smooth and adds a wonderful healthy shine to my hair, allowing it to overall look luscious. 

Khadi Repair Oil Shampoo* - Never have I ever used an oil-shampoo and I must admit I was nervous trying it out, surely applying oil to your scalp would grease it? The Khadi shampoos are runny as they do not contain any SLS, while it might appear oily, once applied your hair instantly feels like magic when worked into your scalp. My hair can get very dry during winter, so I personally like to leave the shampoo on my hair for 2 minutes. The formula is all natural conditioners, so the longer you leave it in the more nourished your hair feels. I can honestly say this adds so much moisture to my hair and is the perfect shampoo to have during winter.

Scott Cornwell Protein Spray* - I find once winter is upon us that my hair colour starts to look a little dull. This protein spray is colour protected which means it is used to help keep your colour locked in for longer. I have noticed a huge difference in my hair colouring, this has kept my colour locked in a ridiculous amount. I usually would have re-dyed my roots by now, but because of this spray my hair now looks healthy and full of life.

Toni&Guy Limited Edition Fluid Metal Styler* - Have you ever seen anything prettier? A beautiful styler created to straighten, curl and wave your hair. The iridescent titanium plates really make this product look a lot more special. December is always a busy month for me and sometimes doing my hair can take a great deal of time. What I like about this product is it has a variety of different heat settings, if I am running late I can quickly straighten my hair within 5 minutes thanks to this amazing product. I personally love this styler, you can create so many looks with it! 

Tangle Teezer - Just like the Moroccan Oil, I use this product throughout all seasons. This brush has saved my hair so many times. As it gets colder my hair does get a bit more tougher to work with and one major problem I have it brushing it through once washed. This brush helps brush through my hair without ripping or damaging it, totally saves my hair from becoming a tatty mess.


What are your winter hair care favourites??
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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

My Top 6 Christmas Films

My Top 5 Christmas Films
Christmas is so close to us now, which means I am able to listen to festive music and have cosy nights in watching Christmassy films with hot chocolates, to get in the festivity mood - which let's face it I am quite clearly already in. For today's post I wanted to share with you all some of my favourite Christmas films that I love to watch throughout December.

P'S a lot of Disney films to be expected!

1. Disney's A Christmas Carol | This is an animated retelling of the Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. I really like this film it is a lot different to most Christmas films I have in my favourites, but it does have a sense of adventure to it. It's a little bit like The Gringe, this grumpy old man ends up falling in love with Christmas. Just writing about it makes me want to watch it!

2. Edward Scissorhands | This was in my Halloween Favourite Films therefore that speaks for itself. This is about a young, quirky man who has scissors as hands and a freakish appearance. A saleswoman discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg's daughter. The music and the elements of snow really makes this film feel Christmas-y and get you really excited. The TV always has this on around Christmas!

3. Disney's Frozen | When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer and a snowman to change the weather condition and help save Elsa. You probably all know what Frozen is about as it seems as though everybody has saw this film! I love this film over the Christmas and to me it is a festive film. The soundtrack is so entertaining and the storyline has a great little twist to it.

4. The Holiday | Two women troubled with guy problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they meet a local guy and fall in love. If you like Love Actually you will probably like this film too. Even though it is on for over 2 hours, which seems extensive for a romantic film, it is a lovely film to watch over Christmas. I love Jude Law for starters, but there is a lot of wintry, Christmas vibes to this film which makes it perfect to snuggle on the sofa to watch.

5. Disney's Beauty and the Beast | When Belles father gets imprisoned by the Beast, she offers herself in exchange of his freedom. Unaware that her captor is in fact an enchanted prince, Belle and the Beast discover love for one another. I love this film! It is in fact my all time favourite Disney film, which is probably why I included it in this post. It has a lot of Christmas, cosy elements to it and the soundtrack is so much fun to sing along to. 

6. The Nightmare Before Christmas | Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept behind it. If you enjoy those gothic, quirky, animated movies you will really enjoy this film. This film is a traditional film you have to watch over the Christmas! I didn't think I'd enjoy this film, given it looks a lot like a Halloween film, but I actually really enjoyed it.


These are my Top 6 Favourite Christmas Films that I watch every single year and can never get bored of. I do have other favourites that I would also recommend such as Elf, Home Alone, Jingle all the Way and The Polar Express. These are all typical Christmas-y films that get you in the festive mood!

What are your favourite Christmas films??
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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Festive Reds

Festive Reds
Apart from the cosy knitted socks, over sized jumpers and lots of LUSH baths, another reason why I love the festive season is I am able to pick and choose between my dark lipsticks. Red is such a classic Christmassy colour to wear, I usually sway more towards purple lips in winter, but this year I have decided to rock the red more. Today I am sharing with you my top 5 festive red lipsticks!

Chanel 'Arthur' Hydrating Lipstick* - This is such a classic shade of red that is perfect for both day and night wear. What I love about this lipstick is how hydrating it feels sometimes, it can be a bit of a chore finding a lipstick that hydrates really well. The colour is so pigmented and long lasting, which is perfect because topping up red lipstick can take awhile!

Nars Lip Pencils 'Cruella' & 'Iberico' - I never really understood the concept of lip pencils, these to me seem a bit more like a thin version of a chubby stick. I feel as though I have more control using these lip pencils than I do with a lipstick, they are incredibly easy and quick to apply. I find these so long lasting and the pigmentation is stunning - a little goes a long way. Cruella is definitely a more of a deep red, perfect for festive occasions whereas Iberico is a little bit more perfect for daytime wear.

Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks '12' & '01' - I've always been a huge fan of Kate Moss lipsticks as they last such a long time! Number 12 is a cheaper alternative to the Nars 'Iberico' shade and 01 is definitely your classic, deep red wine shade, perfect on Christmas Day. These are inexpensive and easier to pick up compared to Nars and Chanel and I find they moisturize your lips a little bit more.

What is your go-to Festive Red??
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Monday, 21 December 2015

My Festive Makeup Essentials

My Festive Makeup Essentials
Ahh the festive season is finally here! I love winter, it is all about the sparkle and shimmer for me so, what better way then to update my makeup routine!? Today I am going to share with you all My Festive Makeup Essentials that'll really get you looking like a Christmas snowflake or angel!

Chanel Les Ombre Eyeshadow Quad 'Tisse Camelia'* | Chanel is a very special brand therefore what better time to wear it than the festive season. These ombre quads include 4 vibrant, pigment-rich eyeshadows that are so long-lasting and powerful on the lids. Including a highlight, two medium tones and a deep shadow to intensify the eyes. This palette is amazing for winter as you can create so many festive, shimmery, bold looks for both day and night. I love the packaging that it comes in, very sophisticated and classy.

No.7 Highlighting Stick | I highlight my face all year round but when it gets to Winter I swap my powdery highlights for a more thick, creamy one. No.7s highlighting stick is such a creamy, easy to apply stick that gives you amazingly strong highlight that pops up in photos lovely. This always leaves my makeup looking incredibly healthy and in some ways more expensive too. Highlights are perfect for creating that Festive Makeup look as you will have such a healthy glow that sometimes winter can disguise away.

Clinique Chubby  Stick 'Curviest Caramel'* | Chubby sticks are my all time favourite sort of lip products. They glide on my lips so easy and always last such a long time without topping up or smudges. On those days I don't feel daring enough for dark lips, I like to wear this lip product from Clinique. This adds a pop of pink to my lips that lets them stand out, but not as bold and vibrant as my red. I love these and I definitely recommend them if you don't always like spending a great deal of time on your lips, but want the flattering bold look.

Chanel 'Arthur' Lipstick* | A classic red is a must for the festive season or a nice purple. The shade of this lipstick is such a staple to wear for all seasons, but the fact it's a high-end brand makes it a lot more special. Again I only wear this lipstick on special occasions because of its expense, but the consistency is incredibly long lasting and bold. I love everything about this lipstick. This sort of red can be dressed up or down also, but I personally love to style this with a black turtle neck dress.

NARS Dual Intensity Blush | I am a lot more bolder with my makeup in Winter so I like to use darker blushers rather than pastel shades. This is one of my favourites because not only does it include 2 beautiful paired shades, it also adds an amazing shimmery glow to your cheeks. A little goes a long way with this blusher, you do not need a lot of it because both shades combined together add such a vibrant look. This again shows up amazingly in photos!

Freedom Pro Priming Water* | To set my festive makeup off I like to spritz this priming water on top of my makeup. This can be used as a lightweight primer or as a top extra highlight. It hydrates your skin as well as gives you a boost of radiance, which is the look I like to go for in Winter. I use this as an extra highlight and I must admit it really does add radiance to my makeup and sets it off nicely ready for a party!

What is your Festive Makeup Essentials??
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Sunday, 20 December 2015

What I Love About Christmas

What I Love About Christmas
Apart from the expensive, mad-rush in town and the one Brussels sprout I dedicate myself to eat on my Christmas dinner, there is very few things I dislike about Christmas. This means there's a significant amount of things I do love about it but, I have managed to narrow it down to the biggest reasons why.

If you're not feeling festive yet then hopefully this will help!

1. The Atmosphere - I love the atmosphere both in my house and outside of it too. Whenever I am in town all the Christmas lights are lit, music's playing and everyone is in a merry mood to buy their gifts. Which just makes you feel excited about buying other people's presents! I also love the feel of Christmas in my house - lots of twinkling lights, Christmassy films, hot chocolates in Santa mugs and let's not forget delicious tins of chocolate. Preferably Quality Streets!

2. The Weather - I hesitated to put this one in but, since we had a glimmer of some lovely snow over the weekend there is still hope for a white Christmas. I love the weather leading up to and after Christmas, being able to snuggle in thick coats, socks, scarves etc is such a warm, comforting feel! Plus we have more excuse to have a nice, long hot bath.

3. The No-Guilt - Being able to eat and drink as much as you want without feeling guilty because most people are doing it too. I love the excuse of being able to have a piece of chocolate everyday from my advent calendar, being able to have so much food stuffed on my Christmas dinner and bake sweet mince pies or Christmas cookies!

4. The Music/Films - I started creating my Christmas playlist in November I was that keen to listen to them. I love being able to listen to some classic Christmas songs and films in the comfort of my own home. Personal favourites of mine are Greg Lake, Wham and Shakin Stephens for music and Disney's Christmas Carol, The Polar Express and Edwards Scissorhands for films. What are yours?

5. Presents - Everyone loves giving and receiving presents on Christmas don't they? It's a lovely feeling knowing the people you buy for love the gifts and vice versa. I also love being able to write lists on what to buy people for Christmas and lets not forget about wrapping them too! I always dedicate a day to wrapping presents whilst watching Christmas films.

6. The Dinner - I could not leave this and not mention the Christmas dinner, I mean this just needs a blog post for itself. I always love the smell of my house on Christmas Day, the smell of the turkey roasting, vegetables brewing and bacon off the pigs in blanket. I always make sure I eat one Brussels sprout on Christmas and lots of stuffing. My favourite is definitely the pigs in blankets or homemade Yorkshire puddings! What is your favourite part of the dinner?

My apologies if any of you are left feeling hungry, it made me hungry just by typing.

What do you love most about Christmas??
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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Gift Guide: £10 And Under

Gift Guide On A Budget
Isn't it an amazing feeling being able to discover some lovely Christmas gifts that don't cost you an arm and a leg? I am always on the hunt to find some AMAZING deals on Christmas presents that have good thought behind it. Today I wanted to share with you all a variety of gifts that are within budget and are perfect for even the fussy ones we know.

I love when brands launch sample, travel sized products around Christmas time, they are perfect for trialing before you splurge on the full size. Dove sets are perfect for this and one in-particular which would be perfect for an overnight stay is the Dove Cherish Mini Set. With a deodorant, body wash and butter you are prepared for a weekend away. I like using Dove as part of my pamper routine, therefore if you know someone who enjoys pampering themselves, the Dove Real Women Wash bag Gift Set is for them. With full sized products and the perfect makeup bag, this is a bargain!

I don't know a single female who doesn't want or already own a Tangle Teezer, therefore when I see them on offer and come in the cutest Christmas-cracker style packaging, how can I refuse? The miniature sized TT are perfect for popping in your handbag for on the go. If you know someone who has a love for makeup and experimenting with different looks then the Freedom House of Glamdolls Palette* is perfect. This palette covers most makeup areas: eyeshadow, brows, highlight, blush and lipgloss - therefore this could also be a good gift for girls who are starting to get into makeup. The quality of this palette is pretty good too!

Christmas candles are a must for feeling festive and winding down with a good film. Kiss Air Candles* do some incredible Christmassy scents this year that give off an amazing smell. They have a scent in Chocolate Orange which is incredible as it smells just like a Terry's Chocolate Orange! These are great value for money and last a great deal of time. If you know someone who loves jewellery and accessorizing with dainty bits, then these cute Christmas Rings* would make the perfect little stocking filler! LVNDR do some amazing accessories at a really good price and they send the gifts wrapped in tissue paper and come in cute little tote bags!

This one isn't £10 or less, but I am mentioning it anyways because it is a fun, little idea that any chocaholic would love. Thorntons have created a Christmas Gift Finder* which is basically a little game that asks you questions in relation to Christmas and at the end your questions decide what gift hamper you deserve or someone else! The game is very festive and reminds me a lot of something from Willy Wonka. 

What is your best Christmas gift bargain you've discovered??
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

My Winter Warriors

My Winter Warriors
As soon as the UK gets a little bit chillier I like to up my skincare routine and use products a lot more. It can be quite difficult to take care of your skin in the winter, I find especially with all the mad Christmas shop rushes. Today I wanted to share with you all My Winter Warriors, these essentially help battle off any imperfections that the weather could be causing.

Clinique All About Eye Serum* | My eyes suffer the most in winter, they get dry, dark and sometimes I look dead. I have been using an eye serum instead of an eye gel/cream every evening before bed. This de-puffing massage roller helps massage away any dark circles, refreshes and hydrates my eyes. I always find my eyes look a lot more fresh and awake when I have used this, definitely a one to try if you suffer with dark eyes.

L'Occitane Repairing Mask* | As well as upping my skincare I do like to take extra care of my hair too. At the moment I am using the L'Occitane Repair Mask and I leave this on for 5 minutes. This mask is recommended for coloured hair, which is perfect for me as I dye my hair quite often. My hair is always left feeling soft, shiny and a lot more healthier, I personally love this mask it is definitely worth the splurge in winter for taming those locks.

Origin's GinZing Moisturizer | This fruity scented moisturizer is a bliss for my skin and is so worth the crazy amount of money. I have used this moisturizer for a good year now and I can really see a difference in my skin. I have oily skin, but I do occasionally get dryness - especially in winter. This is somewhere between a gel and a cream, it's lightweight and full of ingredients to perk your skin up (coffee beans). I definitely think my skin looks a lot more awake and fresh when I apply this. It always leaves my face feeling very hydrated and ready for the day!

Jurlique Moisturizing Cream Mask* | I am forever trying new masks out on my skin - it seems to be a bit of a hobby! This cream mask is rich, deeply hydrating and leaves your skin feeling radiant and smooth. Even though I have oily skin, using a creamy hydrating face mask once a week really locks in and gives my skin all the health it needs. This mask smells very rosy and is perfect to sit in the bath with for 10 minutes whilst relaxing back. This definitely is worth trying if you want to lock moisture in your skin to avoid any dryness!

Trilogy Rosehip Lip Balm* | My lips never usually feel the cold, but unfortunately this year they have suffered a lot! I always like to use lip products that contain no patroluem jelly and are natural if possible. I have been using Trilogy Oil Lip Balm for a week or so now and this always leaves my lips feeling smooth and protects them from any dry or soreness. Containing jojoba to soothe, cocoa and shea butter to deliver nutrients and cooling peppermint oil adding a gentle zing.

Dove Derma Spa Intensive Hand Cream | I always like to pop a hand cream in my bag with me no matter where I go. I think by going to the gym, Christmas shopping and an overload amount of baths, my hands need a lot more TLC. I use this hand cream by Dove and it smells so lovely and rosy. I don't really have a routine with this, I use it whenever I get the chance and it keeps my hands from cracking and drying. The best thing about this cream is my hands are never left feeling greasy or sticky.

Origin's Super Spot Remover | This spot treatment always seems to creep its way onto my blog around this time of the year, which speaks for itself really. Whenever it gets colder my skin tends to suffer with a few nasty spots. I like to pop this miracle worker over any spot and this will clear up the spot as well as the redness surrounding. A little goes a long way with this treatment.

Those are My Winter Warriors that I cannot be without during the cold season and always help fight off any imperfection on my skin and hair.

What are your Winter Warriors??
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Sunday, 13 December 2015

5 Things To Do On A Sunday

Ugh Sunday, the end of the weekend and the last day before we start from the beginning again. I personally hate Sundays, they are the most slowest, unproductive, boring days of the week and I always cannot wait for it to be over. Recently I have been doing things on Sunday to make the day bearable and a lot more enjoyable. So I decided to share with you some ways to spend your Sunday that are fun!

1. Catch Up - I've been taking a couple of hours of my Sunday to catch up on Youtube, TV and blog posts I have missed during the week.

2. Family Time - I sometimes like to spend my day away from the keyboard and with some family. Recently I've been trying to complete a jigsaw puzzle with my mam, which is actually impossible. At the age of 21 I can say I have been enjoying this.

3. Pamper Day - Sunday seem's like the only real free day I get to relax and do whatever I please. So I've recently been taking the evening out to pamper myself with a face mask, hair mask and sometimes paint my nails.

4. Cleaning Day - This one bores me a little but, if I play some Christmas music or stick a Disney film on as I work, it does make the day go a lot quicker. I like to take Sunday out to clean up and sometimes change things around to keep things looking fresh.

5. Go To A Market - Where I live there is a lot of weekend markets on in different areas close by. I sometimes like to walk to the Quayside to go to the market in the mornings with my boyfriend or a friend to kill some time. I always end up coming home with some lovely trinkets and brownies of course.

What do you do to make Sunday's a fun day??
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

A Festive Candle Haul

A Festive Candle Haul
One thing I love about the frosty wintry weather, is it's now acceptable to stay in the house more. Whether it's snuggled up on the sofa watching Netflix with a good cup of tea, having a bubbly bath full of LUSH products or being able to light some festive candles and completely wash away your troubles. I am always about the comfort in winter, whether that's bath products, blankets, thick socks or candles. I always like to feel properly comfortable and snug. Today I have a little post on some Festive Candles by a brand called Kiss-Air and oh my they smell delicious!

Christmas Tree | This smells amazing, it has such a strong and real scent to it where you could close your eyes and totally imagine you had a real Christmas tree! Such an authentic aroma of pine trees with a hint of sweet mountain air. This is definitely a one to burn in your living room, it is very fresh and really puts you in the Christmas spirit.

Chocolate Orange | I was most excited by this flavour candle as who wouldn't want a candle that smells of Terry's Chocolate Orange? I can't guarantee this won't stop me from buying the chocolate though, as it smells so real! Such a delicious fragrance combined with milk chocolate and sweet orange notes, resting on a delicate vanilla base. I cannot get over how much this smells like an actual Terry's Chocolate Orange, I bet it'll be great for a chocolate diet!

Mulberry Spice | One scent I love in winter is cinnamon, it has such a Christmas feel to it that really excites you. This scented candle has refreshing top notes of zesty bitter orange peel and lemon, middle notes of warm wild mulberries, with base notes of freshly ground cinnamon bark and nutmeg. This is the definition of Christmas in a candle and I think this is a one I will be burning dot on Christmas day! I absolutely love the scent it really excites me for Christmas, as well as making me want a Chai Latte.

I can't wait to burn these candles throughout December and really get in the festive spirit. What I love most about these candles is how spot on they smell and I think that is down to the soy wax. These are supposed to burn up to 25-30 hours and release delicious, authentic fragrances all around the room.
*PR Sample/gift.
What is your favourite Christmas scent??
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Sunday, 6 December 2015

For When You Catch A Winter Cold

For When You Catch A Winter Cold
Winter is all sparkles and excitement until you are hit full-force with an awful wintry cold. Most people do get the sniffles or a bad cough once the temperature drops which can really dampen your mood and motivation. I have recently just got over a little cold and thought why not write a post about things I do/use to help make me feel a bit better.

Whenever I feel under the weather I personally like to solve my problems with a nice hot bath. When I get a bad cold my skin tends to need a lot more TLC, therefore I like to relax with a face mask on, preferably Clinique Pore Refining Solutions for oily skin. This mask always calms my skin down and helps reduce any redness. If I don't use a face mask I like to cleanse and tone my face. At the moment I am using the Freedom Glow Tonic* exfoliating toner, that helps even out skin tones for a clearer, brighter and more glowing complexion. When I'm run down my face does lack in that glowing, healthy appearance, therefore using this toner really helps restore some sparkle to my skin!

My eyes suffer the most when it comes to being run down, therefore a good eye cream in an essential. I like to use the Origin Ginzing Eye cream because the thick consistency always leaves my eyes feeling incredible the next day. As well as applying an eye cream I like to add a couple of eye drops because my eyes recently have felt very irritated and dry. I like to use the Bausch and Lomb Biotrue Drops, these instantly allows my eyes to feel refreshed and clean.

Once relaxed I like to light some candles, at the moment since Christmas is upon us I am burning Chocolate Orange by Kiss Air Candles*. This literally smells like a Terry's Chocolate Orange, which is delicious to have burning in your room and probably helps stop the cravings! As well as this I like to make a cup of tea and usually when I am run down I will use the Tetley's Super Immune Green Tea. I cannot recommend this tea enough, I genuinely believe without this tea I would be ill a lot. This always helps fight off any cold and gives me a stronger immune system. During winter my hands always suffer a lot more with dryness off the gym and probably off carrying a lot more shopping bags! Therefore I like to pop some of the Dove Derma Spa Hand Cream* on any opportunity I get. It always leaves my hands feeling super soft without the greasiness after feeling.

What do you like to use when you get a cold??
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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Current Favourite Accessories

Current Favourite Accessories
Current Favourite Accessories
Current Favourite Accessories
When it comes to the world of fashion, I have always been a sucker for pretty, dainty accessories to help style an outfit. Perhaps I don't talk about fashion enough on my blog, but I have always believed that accessories put together an outfit and give you that finish you are looking for. I am one of those girls who cannot leave the house without wearing a pair of cute studs and my Daniel Wellington watch. 

Today I wanted to share with you all some of my current favourite accessories that I reach out for at the moment!

I have always found wearing bralets a comfortable piece of underwear that I like to lay around the house in. This bralet is from LVNDR* and it is so stunning, with the floral detailing and sheer white colour, this is perfect to wear for comfort. It is quite see through which is why I opt to wear it indoors, but I could imagine this looking lovely under a white dress.

I don't always like taking my big purse when I go out, so on those days I just need a couple of bits I like to use my Rose Gold Card Holder from Accessorize. This is the perfect size and allows me to wear smaller bags too! I think every girl needs a pom pom keyring in their life and here is why. You can hook them to your keys, phone and even all your bags. This cute little product creates a bag to look a lot more stylish and cute. I am always swapping and changing mine! You can pick this one up at Primark for £2.00.

What's an accessories post without a bit of jewellery? If you've been a reader of my blog for awhile now you will know I am obsessed with dainty, quirky pieces of jewellery. Lately I have been obsessed with wearing three different pieces from JiJiKiki*. If you have a weird interest in dinosaurs then you will love this teeny tiny silver diplodocus necklace. I wear this with pretty much all my casual outfits, I think the cutesy size of this necklace makes it a lot more unique and eye catching. 

Custard cream biscuits are my favourite biscuits of all time, therefore if I see some cute stud earrings with them on I'm going to have them. These quirky studs get so much attention when I wear them, they are so cool and perfect for biscuit lovers like myself. The last piece of jewellery I currently love is a cat ring, which sums up my life to be honest. What I like about this ring is it's adjustable so it fits my tiny little fingers, plus the ring itself can go with any outfit! I also have a 10% discount code for you all valid until 10/12/15 which is: KWB10


What is your favourite accessory??
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Monday, 30 November 2015

Toni&Guy Fluid Metal Styler

The Perfect Gift For Hair Addicts
If there is one hair product that I am most grateful for, it has got to be hair straighteners. Not that I use heat on my hair as much as I used to, but I do occasionally like to straighten or wave my hair for nice occasions or if my hair is an unflattering mess. Today's post I bring to you this beautiful Toni&Guy Limited Edition Iridescent Hair Styler*, perfect for those hair lovers this Christmas!

I have tried my fair share of hair tools over the years and Toni&Guy are definitely a brand that categorizes as one of my favourites. If you are looking for a hair tool that's adaptable and can do it all in one, then this could be for you. The Toni&Guy Fluid Styler can straighten, curl and add a lovely wave to your hair at a variety of temperatures, perfect for those with finer hair. With a temperature dial up to 230'C, this can create any style without causing any damage or breakage. I sometimes find myself in a bit of a rush so I like to turn these on to around 140'C to straighten my hair fast. I like to spritz the Toni&Guy Heat Protection Mist* before I use any kind of heat on my hair, this just helps protect it from any damage.

Apart from the eye-catching, cool iridescent plates another favourite part to this tool is the automatic shut-off setting. I am always one to worry whether I have turned my straighteners off before I've left the house, thankfully I now no longer need to worry!

At £44.99 these limited edition, iridescent hair straighteners are perfect if you are or know someone who is looking for a hair tool that can do it all.
*PR Sample/gift.

Do you like the look of the Toni&Guy metal styler??
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Sunday, 29 November 2015

November Favourites

November Favourites
Since it's now officially December, I can now be extremely excited for Christmas! I can't quite believe this will be my last monthly favourites post for 2015, like where has this year gone?! For today's post I decided to share with you all some of the things I have loved throughout November.

Smile Teeth Brightening Powder* - If there's a product out there that'll brighten my teeth without paying the extortionate couple of hundred pound, then I'll take it. Smile's Powder is used to remove stains, create long-lasting brightness and shine. You are to use this twice a week just before brushing your teeth for 3 to 4 minutes. I have noticed a bit of a difference but not a huge amount. I really enjoy using the product and it has a minty taste to it, not like most teeth brightening products.

NARS Dual Intensity Blusher* - I almost forgot I had this product, shameful I know, but since rediscovering this I have been using it almost every day. I like to take my blusher brush and swirl it into both shades and then apply onto my cheeks. This leaves me with a lovely pink shade with a little glow on top. This is so long lasting and easy to apply, however you only need a little amount as it is quite pigmented. But hey a little goes a long way!

Seventeen Eye Crayon - I received a set of Seventeen Eye Crayons last Christmas and have been using this one in particular these last couple of weeks. A little bit like the NYX eye crayons, you glide this over your lid and blend to your satisfaction. It doesn't last a great deal of time, but I like to wear this if I am nipping out for an hour or two and wanting a festive, sparkle on my lid. Such beautiful, bold colours definitely check them out!

Matey Bubble Bath - I am like a 5 year old I know, but this bubble bath always reminds me of my childhood, plus it smells yummy! Since winter is upon us I have been taking a lot more bubbly baths and Matey is the product I reach out for. What I like about this bottle is a little goes a long way, this bubble bath lasts me such a long time but gives me amazing bubbles! There's not much more to say other than I love it!

The White Company 'winter' Candle - I have been burning this candle throughout November and it is still near the top of the glass! This candle is so long lasting and gives my room an incredible Christmas scent. It's like winter in a candle, with the smell of cinnamon and other sweet scents, this candle is so strong you can smell it just by coming up the stairs and into my room. I really like these candles and definitely think they are worth the money.

Nutrii* - I have never heard of the brand Nutrii before but, to make things clearer these are fruit flavoured yogurts that are nutritious and healthy. I really liked the flavour of these, they don't taste artificial at all, you can really taste the goodness. What I like most about these is they contain around 20g of protein, which is pretty good if you are trying to keep fit. Personally I loved these and would happily have one every day as they are quite satisfyingly filling!

What have you loved in November??
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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Festive Yankee Candles

Festive Yankee Candles
Festive Yankee Candles
What is Christmas without some festive candles? I personally think Yankee Candles make the perfect gifts for someone or to treat yourself to get you in the festive spirit. I always stock up on festive flavours near Christmas because winter is all about comfort and being toasty. Today I wanted to share with you all some festive Yankee Candles I received from Lovearoma.

Love Aroma is a specialist home fragrance retailer, bringing together a collection of famous brands from across the globe. Offering over 60 fragrances from the market-leading brand famous for true-to-life fragrances and its iconic house-warmer jar candles. With a variety of home fragrances with a fantastic selection of gift sets including little stocking fillers for under £10 and a Yankee Candle advent calendar. KEEP YOUR EYES PEALED FOR BLACK FRIDAY DEALS.

I received the Yankee Candle Christmas 5 Voltive Gift set which is at £8.99 at the moment. Including Cosy By The Fire, Christmas Cookie, Bundle Up,Winter Glow and Berry Trifle. All of which smell so festive and really excite me for Christmas! This set of 5 is a perfect gift to someone who loves candles or, you could even open the box and individually give a couple to certain loved ones. As well as these lovely scents I received a Winter Voltive Holder with a design of a snowflake on the front. This is perfect for both samplers and tealights and with create a festive feel wherever you place it.

Cosy By The Fire is new from Yankee Candle, with a warm mix of ginger, clove and orange combined with woody notes to give the snap of a crackling fire and the comfort of a hot and aromatic drink beside it. I love any warm, woody scents around Christmas as they definitely have a relaxing smell to them and are perfect to light when you're sat with a hot drink. Christmas Cookie is definitely a one to have if you love the smell of rich sweet, sugary scents. With buttery rich, vanilla scented and holiday sugar cookies, this candle will definitely give you the urge to bake some Christmas cookies. Whenever I burn this candle I always feel very happy, the smell has such a sweet, pleasant scent to it.

Bundle Up is a hard one to describe, it is a lot more subtle than the other candles and has a very calm scent to it. With a touch of citrus add the crispness of cool powdered snow to layer of fresh linen. It definitely has a fresh smell to it, but if you prefer subtle scents this is a one I would try. Winter Glow has a much more of a mature, fresh scent to it. With a crisp scent of frosted leaves on snow-covered trees in the cool air, all warmed by golden amber sun rays. I like to light this candle in large open rooms like my living room or a bathroom. It has a lovely fresh scent to it with a hint of Christmas!

Berry Trifle is another new Christmas scent from Yankee Candle. With the mouth-watering fragrance of fresh berries, tangy and sharp, nested on a white bed of soft vanilla cream. Out of them all this one is my favourite, it has a such a sharp scent to it that smells delicious. It's a scent I would love to come home to 
*PR Sample/gift.

What is your favourite Yankee Candle Christmas scent??
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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

16 Ways To Get In The Festive Spirit

How To Get In The Festive Spirit
It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love Christmas and pretty much the whole of December. The excitement when you buy or receive a gift, the quality time you get with family, oh and let's not forget the delicious dinner that leaves me looking like Santa Claus. It would be nice if we could have a white Christmas this year, fingers crossed! Today's post is all about getting into the festive spirit, sometimes if you are working or studying your butts off it can be hard to find time to feel festive. 

So here are some simple things to do to get you feeling festive!

1. Bake some cookies and cut them into Christmas trees and stars
2. Buy Christmas scented candles and cover your room in them
3. Create a Christmas playlist and listen to it when working, travelling, cleaning etc!
4. Go to a lights display with some friends or family
5. Watch Disney's 'Christmas Carol' film
6. Roast some marshmallows or chestnuts 
7. Buy a new Christmas tree decoration that is meaningful
9. Go on a frosty walk and hunt down some pinecorns to display in your house for deco
10. Wrap up in layers and go ice skating
11. Buy the tattiest, Christmassy jumper you can find
12. Buy some jam jars and fill them with tealights going up your stairs
13. Go for a chai latte from Costa, you won't regret it!
14. Have a festive bubbly bath with some candles
15. Write your Christmas list
16. Plan your New Years Resolutions in advance 

I hope some of these simple, festive activities to do over Christmas get you in the festive mood and comment below what you like to do to get in the spirit!
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Sunday, 22 November 2015

For When You Feel Down In The Dumps

For When You Feel Down In The Dumps
So you've woke up on the wrong side of the bed, you accidentally pour out of date milk onto your Cocopops and you discover a stain on your favourite jeans, could things get any worse? I decided to write a blog post today on products I like to use that really help turn that frown upside down and cheer me up without instantly turning to a calorific chocolate cake.

I personally don't think there is anything nicer than making yourself a good cup of tea if you are feeling down in the dumps. At the moment I have been trying some sample teas from a tea box brand called Teatime*. I have been drinking a flavour called Lemune Superboost every morning and I instantly feel more motivated and prepared for the day. Another favourite is Jasmine Pearl Zen, which is nice to drink to unwind with after a long stressful day, as it detoxes and relaxes you. I definitely recommend these teas if you are a tea-aholic like myself, plus who wouldn't want sent tea in the post?! 

Whilst sipping my cuppa I like to light some candles and since it is the festive season I am currently burning a Kiss Air Candle*, in the scent Christmas Tree. This scent is incredible and makes my room smells so fresh and festive! These candles last such a long time too, you definitely get your value for money. 

I have my cuppa and candles lit what now? A good old soak in the tub. I like to relax in the bath with some products, at the moment I am using the Natural Clay Facial Mask by Maple Holistics*. This mask really helps absorb and removes any impurities from my skin, as well as adds a nice healthy glow. This little pot has lasted me a good few month now, a little goes a long way! If I am feeling really down I like to add some tan to my body, just to brighten up my colour. So I exfoliate my skin with the Soap&Glory Breakfast Scrub and then apply my Dove Dermaspa Body Lotion* to add a pop of colour and glow to my skin. This product really does add a nice healthy glow to my skin and instantly helps boost my mood, weird huh?

If I have to go out I like to wear makeup that'll really help boost my mood, so of course a classic red is a must. I tend to wear my Chanel Hydrating Lipstick* and this instantly brightens my whole face. I do think makeup can help cheer your mood up and get you feeling motivated. As well as this I like to use a good highlighter to match my healthy glowing tan. I am currently using the No.7 Highlighting Stick and this gives my skin amazing thick coverage which is perfect to use in winter for that photograph shine. 

What are your 'down in the dump' pick me ups??
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Friday, 20 November 2015

Print Your Snaps With Cheerz

Print Your Snaps With Cheerz
Print Your Snaps With Cheerz
I take a lot of photographs, to the point where I have countless snapshots of memories stashed on my little Samsung Galaxy. I love preserving memories and covering Instagram with pretty photos I've took, however I find having the photographs to hand or on your bedroom wall have much more of a touching feel. Therefore I was super excited to hear about Cheerz*
Print Your Snaps With Cheerz
Cheerz is an online/app that allows you to print your snaps in a variety of ways including Craft Sets, Scrapbook, Photo Booth Style Strips, Polaroids, Magnets, Frames and other unique boxes that are perfect as a Christmas giftOrdering couldn't be any easier on their website, you can upload straight from your desktop/laptop or even grab your snaps from social media accounts such as Instagram or Facebook. As well as this you are able to edit your photographs with some filters and text, to personalize your prints.

I had chose the Photo Booth Style Prints and the La Boite Craft Box because I have always wanted to decorate my room more with some memories. These arrived within a couple of days and I was straight away glamorizing my bedroom up. The print quality is remarkable and look a lot like the Polaroid style. The craft box is definitely good value for money as it includes 40 glossy prints, 24 photo corners to stick up your prints, coloured string, colourful cello-tape, wooden pegs and 2 decorative envelopes, perfect to give as a gift to someone. 

With this box you are able to hang your photographs across some string, stick them with pretty tape to your walls, create a scrapbook or even pop them into frames! 
I personally love the idea behind Cheerz and I think this is a great way to preserve and visually see your memories. A lot of these products would make a great gift to someone this Christmas, which is why I have a £4 discount off using the code: KAT2JE

*PR Sample/gift.
Do you love preserving your photographs too??
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

5 Beauty Secrets You Won't Know

5 Beauty Secrets You Want To Know
I am always on the look out for some simple, easy tips and tricks that'll benefit my beauty regime hugely. I have been doing some digging on the world wide web recently to find some beauty secrets that I haven't heard of before, which I have decided to share with you all.

1. Coconut Oil As A Makeup Remover - You can use coconut oil as a makeup remover which will save you a bit of money. This works amazingly if you wear a lot of eye makeup. The oil is so soft and gentle it'll leave your eyes feeling moisturized and brighter.

2. Perfume Lasts Longer With Vaseline - If you apply Vaseline on your wrists, neck etc before spraying your favourite perfume, this will make the scent last longer throughout the day. Perfect for those long days out!

3. Draw The Number 3 To Contour - When you contour your cheekbones always work by drawing the number 3. By drawing from outer side of your forehead, moving into your cheekbones and at your jaw. Also when highlighting do a reversed 3 above the brow and cheekbone. This adds such a classic definition to your face.

4. Natural Yogurt is Amazing For Dry Skin - If you suffer with dry skin perhaps pick up some natural yogurt at your supermarket and apply it to dry skin and leave for 20/30 minutes before rinsing off with water. I used to do this all the time when I had dry skin and it always leaves your skin feeling silky soft and hydrated,

5. Keep Nail Polish In Fridge - If you keep your polish in the fridge it lasts longer and goes on a lot more smoother! Yay to not having to throw them out as quickly.

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