Monday, 31 October 2016

3 HIGH-END FOUNDATIONS YOU NEED TO TRY

Good High-End Foundations

One of my favourite steps in my makeup routine is creating a flawless and glowing base. I've been loving a few different high-end foundations recently, so I wanted to share them with you. All of them leave my skin looking beautiful and have great staying power.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

FACE MASK FRIDAY: OPTREX WARMING EYE MASK

Optrex Warming Eye Mask

These masks have absolutely no skincare benefits whatsoever and they aren't designed to either, but they are absolutely heavenly, so I had to share them with you.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

DIY HALLOWEEN APPLE-STAMPED PUMPKIN TREAT BAGS

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

This is the last in my Halloween DIY and crafting series of posts, so I hope you like it. If you are expecting Trick-or-Treaters at your door, these treat bags are a really cute way to give out your sweets and they are really easy to make too.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

LOOK INCREDIBLE OCTOBER DELUXE BEAUTY BOX


There are so many beauty subscription boxes in the UK now, and they vary greatly in quality and price. I was invited by Look Incredible to experience their October Deluxe Beauty Box - one of the pricier subscription boxes on the market. I was so impressed, so I just had to share it with you. This box is such good value for money, and if you are a beauty junkie, you'll adore it.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

WINTER SKINCARE WISHLIST

Winter Skincare Edit

I know, I know, I don't actually need anymore skincare, but I love to keep trying and discovering new things - especially in winter when my skin needs extra pampering. I was telling L'Occitane how much I wanted to try their Shea Ultra Rich Comforting Face Cream and they asked me to share that with you, along with all the other skincare products currently on my wishlist for this winter.

MOI-MEME AUTUMN 2016 HYGGE BOX REVIEW

Moi-Même Autumn 2016 Hygge Box

I hadn't heard of the Moi-Même Box until they kindly asked me if I wanted to experience receiving one myself. These quarterly lifestyle boxes are full of beautiful beauty, fashion and lifestyle items that are tailored to your favourite colours, scents and skin type. These boxes are such a great gift to buy for yourself, for some much-needed 'me time'.

Monday, 24 October 2016

DIY MINIMALIST HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS

Minimalist Pumpkin Designs

I wanted to try out some quick and easy pumpkin decorating ideas this year, that didn't involve the mess of carving or a complicated design. So, I produced these two pumpkin designs and wanted to share the tutorials for them with you.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

FACE MASK FRIDAY: 2 COLLAGEN UNDER-EYE MASKS WORTH TRYING


Sorry this post has become Face Mask Saturday instead of Face Mask Friday this week, but better late than never. This week i'm reviewing two anti-ageing collagen under-eye masks - one is gel and contains 24K gold, and the other is fibre and hydrogel and contains green tea.

Friday, 21 October 2016

BAKING DEATH BY CARAMEL CAKE

Death By Caramel Cake

This is a cake of my own invention, but it's based loosely on an amazing cake I had from Three Sister's Bake and the current trend of baking with the retro Caramac chocolate bars. I haven't had Caramac for decades, but I used to love it - when I was little, I had a bar every week when my Mum took me swimming. This cake is obscenely sweet, but it's heavenly. One of the reasons I decided to make this cake is because Debenhams challenged me to get baking with their Jamie Oliver range of bakeware.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

DIY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Chelsea Smile Halloween Makeup

Last month, I was invited to the The Academy of Makeup Scotland to attend a gory special effects makeup masterclass with TV & Film makeup artist Sophie Edwards. I just had to share her 'Chelsea Smile' tutorial with you as the final look is amazing.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

GLOSSYBOX OCTOBER BOX

October 2016 Glossybox

October's Glossybox* (£10 per month plus P&P from Glossybox) is a collaboration with blogger Estée Lalonde to celebrate the launch of her lifestyle book Bloom. It's full of some really interesting and lesser-known indie brand products, so I wanted to share the contents of it with you.

Monday, 17 October 2016

MY CURRENT SMOOTH HAIR SAVIOURS

Hair Care Favourites

I'm heading to the hairdressers on Wednesday to get a hair transformation, and I'm pretty sure it's going to need to involve bleach again. I've been repairing my hair slowly for a year now, following an at-home bleaching disaster, so over the last few weeks in particular, I've been making sure that my hair is as strong and conditioned as it can possibly be before going to the salon. I wanted to share wit you the few products that I've been relying on.

Friday, 14 October 2016

FACE MASK FRIDAY: THE 99P GARNIER MOISTURE BOMB TISSUE MASK

Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask

Dirt cheap face masks like the new Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask (£0.99 from Boots) don't usually perform that well. Yes, they are a relaxing experience, but you don't usually get any serious skincare benefits from them. This one, however, is different story.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

AUTUMN LUXURY DESIGNER HANDBAG EDIT

AW16 designer handbags

I do love handbags and I have quite a collection now, but I'll never have enough. I wanted to share with you the AW16 designer handbags that I am lusting over at the moment. I've trawled the internet and found you my favourite bags - all of them are perfect for the new season.

DIY HALLOWEEN RIBBON WREATH

Halloween wreath

Oh yes, it's time to begin with the Halloween craft tutorials! I hope you love everything I've made for you this year. The first in my series of spooky crafty posts is a step-by-step guide on how to re-create this very simple, but visually stunning, ribbon wreath.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

YSL BEAUTY VERNIS À LÈVRES VINYL CREAM LIQUID LIPSTICKS

YSL Beauty Vernis À Lèvres Vinyl Cream Liquid Lipsticks

One of the latest releases from YSL Beauty are these brilliant liquid lipsticks that are a lipstick, lip gloss and lip stain in one. I just had to share them with you.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

DIY FABRIC ZIP POUCH

DIY Fabric Zip Pouch

This is both a crafty tutorial and an introduction to a new craft subscription box. I was sent September's Makerly Stitch-Up Box* (£12pm from Makerly) and when I opened it, I was so impressed. Each month you get  selection of sewing supplies, fabrics and embellishments to create a specific project (for which you receive instructions and templates).

Monday, 10 October 2016

AUTUMN LIVING ROOM INTERIORS EDIT


When it comes to this time of year, I love getting my home all cosy and seasonal. I like to make changes to all the rooms in my house, but my living room is my main focus as this is where I spend most of my time. Fishpools asked me to share my favourite of their sofas with you and style it in a mood board with other home accessories.

Friday, 7 October 2016

FACE MASK FRIDAY: CHARLOTTE TILBURY GODDESS SKIN CLAY MASK

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask

I've been loving this Charlotte Tilbury face mask recently, as it makes my skin feel and look so good. It's very gentle on the skin and really enjoyable to use, so I just had to share my thoughts on it with you.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES BREAST CANCER AWARENESS BEAUTY BOX

Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Beauty Box

If you didn't already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and lots of beauty brands create limited edition pink products, or donate money from the sale of existing pink products, to breast cancer charities. The special Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Beauty Box* (£20 from Smashbox) is packed full of products from their brands and £12 from the sale of each box will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016 FASHION & LIFESTYLE FAVOURITES

River Island glitter trainers

Sorry this post is a few days late. It's time for me to share my fashion and lifestyle favourites for the month of September with you. It's a real mixed bag, with shoes, clothing, books, food and lifestyle items.

Monday, 3 October 2016

CHARLOTTE TILBURY BEAUTY GIVEAWAY

Charlotte Tilbury Scent of a Dream Fragrance

I am so pleased to be able to bring you this giveaway. As you may have seen on my Instagram, I visited the new and huge Charlotte Tilbury counter in House of Fraser Glasgow - the first in Scotland. To celebrate this new addition to Glasgow's beauty scene, I am giving away Charlotte's new and first fragrance Scent of a Dream in the 30ML size (£48) and her fantastic Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer (£38.50).

BATHROOM INTERIORS WISHLIST

Gold Bath Tap

You may remember that I had a whole new bathroom fitted last year around Christmas-time. This year, before the cold weather really sets in, I want to get some more new furniture, storage and gadgets for my bathroom to make it a really cosy and stylish pamper space for winter.
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