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 is 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 of 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.
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Do you like the look of the Toni&Guy metal styler??

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

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 PEELED 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 creating 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 
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What is your favourite Yankee Candle Christmas scent??

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 pinecones 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!

Friday, 20 November 2015

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 taken, 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*

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 looks 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

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Do you love preserving your photographs too??

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

5 Beauty Secrets You Won't Know

5 Beauty Secrets You Want To Know
I am always on the lookout 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 the 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 from dry skin perhaps pick up some natural yoghurt 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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What are your beauty secrets/tips??

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

My Thoughts On Vichy Products

My Thoughts On Vichy Products
Vichy is one of those skincare brands I always like the sound of but I never think to go over to a counter and explore - not entirely sure why. Autumn and Winter are the two seasons I up my skincare game and try a variety of products to help keep my skin hydrated and looking fresh. 

Today I am going to be talking about how I got on with two products by the brand Vichy and whether I would purchase from them in the future.

Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel | This cleansing gel is an optimised formula for all skin types. The foamy gel consistency leaves your skin feeling fresh, pampered and extremely soft. I have ditched my La Roche-Posay Cleansing Gel and replaced it by using another. So far I have really enjoyed using this cleansing gel, as it leaves my skin feel so fresh and clean. Compared to my LRP cleanser this one doesn't have as strong of a scent if anything this smells very clean and refreshing. I don't think it does anything with regards to imperfections and oiliness but, it is a nice cleanser to have if you have good skin days.

Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil | This cleansing micellar oil removes even the toughest of make-up and is suitable for all skin types. This lightweight, effective and non-greasy oil ensures that both oily and dry skin types will benefit from its clarifying care. I have tried micellar waters before but never a micellar oil, so this one really intrigued me. I was a bit apprehensive to apply an oil to my face for removing my make-up, but I gave it a try. This product lives to its expectations it really does remove all traces of make-up and leaves your skin feeling incredibly fresh and clean. I have actually ditched my micellar water for this and I feel as though this moisturizes my skin as well, whereas micellar waters only ever removed make-up.

Overall I am really impressed with both of these products, I would happily purchase the cleansing micellar oil again as I feel as though this really benefited my skin. I don't think I would pick up the cleansing gel as my skin needs a bit more TLC on those imperfections in the winter. I am really impressed with the brand Vichy and whenever I pop into a beauty store I will be heading over to Vichy.

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Have you tried Vichy products before??

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

9 Simple Ways To Use Coconut Oil

Ways to use coconut oil
We all have a bathroom cabinet stashed with trustworthy, emergency products like Sudocream and Vaseline as they essentially save the day for all kinds of situations. I think we should add another to our cabinets, say hello to Coconut Oil. This has quickly become one of my favourite multipurpose products and I can totally see why everyone recommends it. 

Today I wanted to share with you all some simple ways you can use Coconut Oil and believe me these aren't even all of them!

1. Makeup Remover - This works brilliantly if you wear a lot of eye makeup, the oil is so soft and gentle. It leaves your eyes feeling moisturized as well as a cleaner!

2. Cuticle Softener - Coconut Oil can make your nails stronger and healthier which is perfect for people like me who don't go to extreme effort to take care of nails...

3. Shaving Cream - If you semi-melt this product it can be used as an alternative to shaving cream. This is amazing as I absolutely hate buying shaving cream, that stuff is pricey.

4. Eye Cream - A good eye cream is also pricey so why not use a dab of this under your eyes. This will make your eyes feel moisturized which is perfect for the colder months!

5. Scrub - Running low on exfoliator? Grab some sugar or salt and mix together to create your own body scrub and wallah! 

6. Teeth Whitening - Mix with baking soda and you will have such a white smile!

7. Body Lotion - Rub all over your body as a substitute to body lotions, I like to use this on the more drier areas: knee caps, elbows etc

8. Frizz Tamer - Rub a 5p size in your hands and smooth on the ends of your hair for frizz-free hair! (Also adds a healthy shine!)

9. Soothe Dry Hands - Winter is the worst time for getting dry hands, rub coconut oil into your hands and they will be nice a smooth!

And those are just the start of what you can do with coconut oil!

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What ways do you use Coconut Oil?? 

Friday, 6 November 2015

Appleyard London Autumn Flowers

Appleyard London Flowers
Appleyard London Flowers
Flowers are one of those special gifts that I love receiving and giving, but I also think making a house feel homier. Today I am going to introduce something new and exciting to my blog and that is Appleyard London Flowers. 

I was straight away drawn to Appleyard London Rose Envy Bouquet, which is a beautiful mix of Versilia roses, memory lane roses and deep red roses nestled between glossy red berries and blue veronica. 

They arrived on next day delivery and I was a little worried about how they would get delivered. They were boxed beautifully and securely in a huge box (which my cat claimed her new home). The bouquet is stunning and the choice in colours make the perfect Autumnal flowers that fill the room.

Even though these flowers are beautiful and smell incredible, I don't think I would pay £41.00 for some personal, as this bouquet lasted just over a week then they died out. For someone who truly appreciates and loves flowers, these will make the perfect celebratory gift. And speaking of celebratory gifts Appleyard London has now launched their Christmas Flowers and Hampers, which will make the perfect gift to someone who loves flowers.

I overall think Appleyard is a beautiful brand that delivers the most stunning bouquets that look very personal and unique. Their prices range from £22 upwards, and you are able to choose the size of the bouquet you wish. If any of you are thinking about purchasing these beautiful flowers to brighten someone's day.
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What is your favourite bouquet of flowers??

Thursday, 5 November 2015

My Daily Beauty Supplements

My Daily Beauty Supplements
My Daily Beauty Supplements
I am one of those people who's always on the lookout for effortless ways to achieve healthier skin, hair and general well-being - without the time consumption. For today's post, I wanted to share with you all my current daily beauty supplements that I do believe have created such a difference to my overall health.

Fountain Hair Molecule | Or I like to call it hair medicine as you essentially consume this as though you were taking medicine for your hair to cure it. You take two teaspoons of this hair molecule every single day, I like to take it as soon as I wake up. The taste is quite sweet like a berry and easy to consume alone, or mixed in a drink if you wish. This beauty supplement helps to stimulate the growth of your hair, leaving your tresses looking and feeling stronger and healthier. As well as hydrating your scalp to achieve rapid hair growth, this hair medicine also encourages helping nails grow too, which believe me is a big deal as I am useless with my nails. I have been consuming this in my diet almost every day now and despite having my haircut not long ago I am already seeing a difference in the length of my hair. Not sure if this is all in my head quite literally, but I do notice a difference in the overall length, feel and look to my hair.

ZV Time Defying Tablets (Pink) | These beauty supplements are skin tablets that help contribute to the normal formation of Collagen, meaning they'll help your skin to look fresh and plump. They are proved to leave your skin softer, smoother and firmer reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You are to take 2 of these per day, I personally only take 1 a day as I am already consuming other supplements. Even though I am only 21 and my skin is still youthful, I do like to take supplements that could benefit me long-term. But hey let's hope I don't get wrinkles anytime soon!

Complete Hair, skin & Nails (orange) | These are great for 3 parts of your body, which is already selling it for me. I am quite lazy when it comes to nails and I have to admit since taking these and the hair molecule my nails are looking a lot stronger and grow quicker. Same goes with my hair too, I think consuming both products together is really making a difference to my hair. I am yet to notice a difference to my skin though, which isn't surprising as my skin does seem to take a lot longer to notice any changes.

A-Z Multivitamins & Minerals (red) | I have tried multivitamins before from Boots but once I had run out and stopped taking them I was noticing I was getting headaches, weird huh? Not sure if these were helping but I am hoping so. Zipvit's multivitamin & minerals support the normal function of the nervous system (vitamin B6), the normal function of the immune system (vitamin B12, iron), whilst also contributing to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Other benefits include the support of normal muscle function, bones, teeth, hair skin and nails. A lot of benefits for such a tiny supplement. I have definitely noticed a difference in taking 1 of these vitamins a day. I don't feel as tired or get as many headaches as much. I personally love these vitamins!

Overall, I definitely think taking beauty supplements every day can make such an easy, effortless change to your overall health. As I previously mentioned I can be quite lazy when it comes to my nails especially so taking a vitamin every day really does make a difference, rather than applying creams and other products to them.
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Do you take any beauty supplements??

Monday, 2 November 2015

Beauty Haul From Cosme-De

Beauty Haul From COSME-DE
Hello, lovelies I hope you are having a good week so far and are happy that it is one more month until Christmas! For today's post, I want to talk about one of my favourite online beauty stores at the moment: COSME-DE

When it's Autumn/Winter I find I rely a little bit more on online shopping, why? I want to avoid the mad rush around town and I want to be sat in my pyjamas mostly throughout winter drinking a hot chocolate. I know I will be using COSME-DE for online gifts this year, as they have literally everything beauty related! Makeup, haircare, skincare, fragrances, organic bits and even gifts for men! I think this website is perfect for any beauty fanatics like myself or to treat someone you know this Christmas.

They are always selling weekly deals, discounts and some amazing staples from brands we have all lusted over, cough talking about you NARS. Everything is genuine and all the products are freshly sold, which is what I like about this company because a lot of websites don't mention that and it's very important.

The delivery didn't take that long to arrive either which was great and I was thrilled when the postman dropped the parcel off. The first product I received was a Tangle Teezer for damp, tangled hair. I have been using this instead of the original TT and so far I can definitely see a difference. It is a quirky looking thing to hold and brush through your hair but my hair does feel a lot less tangled when I use this. Marc Jacobs is one of my favourite scents and these little perfume sample sized bottles are perfect for trying out or as a gift to someone you know. I pop one of these in my handbag and they always come in handy on the go. I am considering getting some for my mam this Christmas too!

The YSL Touche Eclat has been on my wishlist for countless years now so I was thrilled to finally be able to get my hands on it. As it stands I am still not entirely sure whether I like this product or not, perhaps I am using it wrong so I will have to do some research on how it works. The final beauty item I received was the Shu Uemura eyelash curlers and so far I cannot seem to stop using them. They make such a dramatic difference to my lashes! Who needs 3 coats of mascara now?!

I would definitely recommend buying your Christmas beauty stash from COSME-DE this year. The customer service is incredibly lovely and you aren't waiting a huge amount of time for your order either!
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Have you shopped at COSME-DE before??


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