Tuesday, 25 April 2017

LOOK FANTASTIC APRIL 2017 BEAUTY BOX

Look Fantastic April 2017 Beauty Box

This month's Look Fantastic Beauty Box is themed around natural beauty and is all about using these products to enhance the beauty you were born with. There's a good mixture of makeup, skincare and haircare in this box, so it will suit just about everyone.

Monday, 24 April 2017

5 MINUTES WITH... SKY NEWS' SARAH-JANE MEE

Sarah-Jane Mee Sky News

I love talking all things beauty and style with women that I find interesting. So, I had a chat with Sky News Sunrise presenter Sarah-Jane Mee about her routine and all of her favourite products, including Murad and Charlotte Tilbury.

Friday, 21 April 2017

FACE MASK FRIDAY: IMAGE SKINCARE I-MASK BIOMOLECULAR HYDRATING RECOVERY MASK

Image Skincare I-Mask Biomolecular Hydrating Recovery Mask

I was so excited to try this new hydrogel sheet mask from Image Skincare and it did not disappoint. At £9 each, these are luxury masks; but they are definitely worth it for when you want to treat yourself.

EDINBURGH SOLO STAYCATION


Earlier this week, I ventured east to Edinburgh for a pampering solo staycation. I had lots of beauty treatments, sweet treats and some much needed 'me time'.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

SPRING 2017 KNITWEAR EDIT

Spring 2017 Knitwear

I love to wear light knitwear in spring. Not only do we need these pieces in our wardrobes due to our often dismal weather, but cardigans look really pretty over spring dresses - especially in bright colours. You can't beat a slogan jumper with jeans either.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

VISITING ROSEWOOD AT WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS

Visiting Pretty Little Liars

Last night, the final ever 10 episodes of cult TV show Pretty Little Liars began to air. This has been one of my favourite ever shows and I was so excited to be able to visit what is left of Rosewood at Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles last month.

GLOSSYBOX APRIL 2017 BOX


The theme of this month's Glossybox is having a spring clean and trying out new things. As such, the products in the box are ones from both lesser known brands and products from more established brands that have stayed somewhat under the radar.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

PLANNING MY SUMMER FAMILY HOLIDAY

Skala Coast

I've been organising and booking my summer family vacation to Greece recently and since so much work has gone into it, I thought I would share the details with you as a sort of checklist for you to go through when planning your next holiday.

Monday, 17 April 2017

TRYING WINKY LUX LIP PILL LIPSTICKS

Winky Lux Lip Pill Lipsticks

US brand Winky Lux have recently launched their popular (and very cool-looking) Lip Pill lipsticks in the UK with ASOS. Taylor Swift is a fan of these products and looks pretty amazing in them too. So, I had to try them out for myself, obvs.

US HIGHLIGHTER MAKEUP HAUL

US-brand highlighter makeup

Just like everyone else on the planet, i'm obsessed with highlighters. How pretty are they?! So, when I was in LA a few weeks ago, I stocked up on some US-brand ones to add to my collection.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

SPRING GARDEN DECOR WISHLIST

fishpools garden rattan day bed

It's properly spring now and the weather is starting to warm up. I love spending time outside in the garden, getting some sun and fresh air; so I wanted to team up with Fishpools to share my spring garden decor wishlist with you.

LATEST IN BEAUTY X HARPER'S BAZAAR BEAUTY BOX

Latest In Beauty X Harper's Bazaar Beauty Box

Latest in Beauty offer some great limited edition, one-off beauty boxes and you can see what's inside before you buy. One of their latest is a collaboration with the chic Harper's Bazaar magazine and its contents have been curated by their beauty experts.

Friday, 14 April 2017

FACE MASK FRIDAY: PRIMARY RAW DOYOU 2-STEP MILK PEELING KIT

Primary Raw DoYou 2-Step Milk Peeling Kit

This is a really interesting Korean 2-step sheet mask and AHA acid peel, so I wanted to share it with you. It's soy-based and is formulated according to centuries-old Korean traditions.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

2 NEW BLURRING PRIMERS YOU NEED TO TRY

Skin Blurring Primers

I have been loving both of these new blurring primers for weeks now. Over the last year I have really noticed an increased visibility of my pores (I think due to age), so anything that minimises them and makes my skin look airbrushed is a winner for me.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

EXPLORING DISNEYLAND CALIFORNIA

Disneyland castle

As I'm sure you'll know by now, I was in LA for two weeks in March. I stayed for the majority of the time in Beverly Hills, but I took three nights out to go to Disneyland in Anaheim. I'm a total Disney addict and I love Walt Disney World in Florida so much; so I was really excited to see the original park that Walt Disney created.

THE LUSH EASTER 2017 PRODUCTS YOU NEED TO TRY

Lush Easter 2017 Products

As usual, Lush have released a brilliant line-up of products for Easter, with lots of colour and happy, mood-boosting scents. I've picked out the five products from the Easter range that you need to try; whether you are a Lush fan or a newbie.

Monday, 10 April 2017

EASTER BEAUTY GIVEAWAY


It's time for another giveaway. This one is for all the beauty lovers out there. I've put together a selection of new SS17 pink and purple-toned makeup and beauty items (worth over £110) for one winner to win.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

MARCH 2017 BEAUTY FAVOURITES

March 2017 Beauty Favourites

It's a bit later than I'd planned, but it's time for my March beauty favourites. There are so many products here that you need to try, so I'm so excited to share them with you.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

THIS WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO COFFEE

Lyons Coffee Bags coffee

With UK Coffee Week starting on Monday (until 16th April 2017), Lyons Coffee asked me to share their new, revolutionary coffee bags with you. If you take the time every morning to brew yourself coffee, these will literally change the way you do it.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

5 STORES YOU NEED TO VISIT IN BEVERLY HILLS

Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is one of the most luxurious and expensive parts of Los Angeles, but that shouldn't put you off shopping there if you don't have a large budget. The stores are varied - ranging from high-end designer boutiques on Rodeo Drive, to smaller and quirkier fashion stores in the surrounding streets. All are extremely welcoming and it's an experience just to go inside. There are also some amazing candy and beauty shops too!

FIVE MINUTES WITH... ASHLEY ROBERTS

Ashley Roberts in ALLYN shoes

The fabulous Ashley Roberts (of The Pussycat Dolls fame) has launched a gorgeous shoe collection ALLYN, so I had a chat with her about her style loves and beauty routine.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

TRYING TEMPLE SPA MAKEUP

Temple Spa makeup

I've used and enjoyed several of Temple Spa's skincare and body care products in the past, so when I discovered that they also produced makeup, I had to test some of it out and share my thoughts with you.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

BARRY M MATTE ME UP LIP KITS

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kits

Since the success of the Kylie Lip Kits from Kylie Jenner, so many brands have been bringing out matte liquid lipsticks with matching lip liners. I really like Barry M as a brand, so I was keen to try their offering - the Matte Me Up Lip Kits.

Monday, 3 April 2017

TRYING THE ORDINARY SKINCARE

The Ordinary skincare

I am obsessed with The Ordinary brand since I've been trying out three of their skincare products. This is a brand that is purely about science - 100% honest, basic, clinical formulations that are provided to us (the consumer) without any of the fancy packaging and brand marketing fluff - which means a lower price point.

MY SPRING FASHION WISHLIST

spring fashion wishlist

The weather here is finally spring-like, so I can't wait to go shopping for some new season-appropriate clothing and accessories. I thought I'd share my current wishlist with you, as it might give you some inspiration next time you hit the shops.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

THE 5 BEST DISNEY SNACKS AT DISNEYLAND


As you will know if you follow me on social media, i'm just back from a trip to Los Angeles and Disneyland in Anaheim, California. I'm a huge Disney Parks fan, so I was excited to check out the original - the one that Walt Disney himself created and spent time in. One of my favourite things about going to Disney is the food, so I wanted to share my five favourite park snacks with you. If you are feeling peckish in-between rides or parades, pick up one of these.

Friday, 31 March 2017

FACE MASK FRIDAY: SEPHORA LIP MASKS

Sephora Lip Masks

I'm so sorry that I haven't posted in a while - I had a devastating bereavement and then I went to Los Angeles for a couple of weeks to try to help me deal with it and process it. However, I'm back today with a long overdue Face Mask Friday post. I've been trying out the lip masks from cult beauty store Sephora.

Monday, 13 March 2017

GLOSSYBOX MARCH 2017 BOX

Glossybox March 2017 Box

I wanted to share the contents of this month's Glossybox UK box* (from an amazing £8.50 per month plus P&P) with you as it's a good one. Carry on reading to find out how to get an extra free gift if you subscribe this month too!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

LOOK FANTASTIC MARCH 2017 BEAUTY BOX

Look Fantastic March 2017 Beauty Box contents

It's time for a look inside this month's Look Fantastic beauty box - a UK subscription box that's filled with makeup, skincare and haircare products. It's my absolute favourite beauty subscription box as it is always incredible value for money. This month is a collaboration with Elle Magazine.

Friday, 10 March 2017

DIY UPCYCLED BAR CART


Zero Waste Scotland set me a challenge to upcycle a piece of second-hand furniture for Pass It On Week, which starts tomorrow (11th March) and runs until 19th March. Since bar carts are all the rage at the moment, I had to go for this option when I spotted a sturdy, but slightly old-fashioned, wooden one in a Revolve-certified charity re-use furniture shop - the RAMH Reuse Superstore in Johnstone.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 FASHION & LIFESTYLE FAVOURITES

Next Black Forever Comfort Mid-Length Boots

As usual, I wanted to share with you the fashion and lifestyle items that i've been loving over the last month. There's a couple of pairs of footwear, some home accessories and some fantastic books.

Monday, 6 March 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 BEAUTY FAVOURITES

Blank Canvas F08 Dome Buffing Brush

I've got a packed edition for you this month as I've had so many beauty favourites recently. There's a good mix of skincare, makeup and tools in this post; so you're sure to discover a new thing to try next.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

MY LONG-HAUL FLIGHT SKINCARE ESSENTIALS


I'm currently packing to go to Los Angeles next week, so I thought I would share with you the items that are going in my in-flight beauty bag. The air conditioning on planes is so drying on the skin, so the key to everything here is hydration.

LOS ANGELES TRIP PLUS-SIZE FASHION WISHLIST


You may have seen on my social media that I've suffered a bereavement that has broken my heart. So, in order to get some rest and sunshine, I've booked to go to Los Angeles next week for two weeks.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

BURT'S BEES 8-HOUR INTENSE COLOUR LIPSTICKS

Burt's Bees Lipsticks

Burt's Bees new range of natural lipsticks are great, so I wanted to share a selection of them with you. They are moisturising like a lip balm, but have the colour pay-off of a lipstick too. With 18 shades to choose from, there is something for everyone.

Monday, 27 February 2017

BARE MINERALS GEN NUDE LIP COLLECTION

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Collection

If you are a fan of a nude lip, you'll be in heaven with Bare Minerals' new Gen Nude collection - four different finishes with 15 nude shades in each (5 with the liners). There's something to suit everyone and I've already showcased one of the lip gloss shades in a post here. Today, I have four more shades - one in each of the different finishes - to show you.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

FACE MASK FRIDAY: HOW TO GET OVER £75 WORTH OF FACE MASKS FOR JUST £15

Latest In Beauty Box

Apologies that you are getting this week's Face Mask Friday on a Sunday; but last week was a bit mental. I'm doing something different for this post from the usual FMF reviews - showing you how you can save a fortune on face masks; some of which i've reviewed before.

Friday, 24 February 2017

THE PLACE TO DINE FOR MEAT LOVERS


There are Miller & Carter Steakhouse restaurants across the UK and I had been aware of their Glasgow city centre location for quite some time, but had never had the opportunity to visit. However, when they opened another restaurant just by where I live, in Newton Mearns, I couldn't not go and experience what they had to offer.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

2 NEW MAKEUP SETTING SPRAYS YOU NEED TO TRY

good makeup setting sprays

I wanted to share these two amazing makeup setting sprays with you as you really do need them in your life. They will keep your makeup in place all day or all night.

Monday, 20 February 2017

GLOSSYBOX FEBRUARY 2017 BOX

Glossybox February 2017 Box

With February being the month of Valentine's Day, the theme of this month's box is love - be that between you and your friends, or you and your partner. There are 5 products inside and 4 of these are full-size, so this month's box is incredible value.

Friday, 17 February 2017

NEW BENEFIT COSMETICS SPRING 2017 RELEASES

Benefit Cosmetics new releases

I love all of Benefit's new products, so I just had to share them with you. At first glance, you might think some of them look a bit gimmicky; but they really aren't. There's a lip liner and lipstick in one, an eyeshadow that gives you lid colour and a defined crease in one swipe, and the much-anticipated new boxed blusher that hasn't hit stores yet.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

MY PAUL & JOE BEAUTY SPRING 2017 COLLECTION PICKS

Paul & Joe Beauty Spring 2017

Paul & Joe Beauty is known for it's cute and quirky packaging and their coming soon Spring 2017 collection does not disappoint. It's inspired by the romance of Paris in the springtime. They have lovely new cat-shaped lipsticks, blushers, pearlescent primers, compacts, eyeshadow trios, and cat-embossed face and eye palettes. I've picked out two of the new releases that you simply must have.

Monday, 13 February 2017

2 TOO FACED BLUSHERS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY


How can Too Faced's blushers be so pretty?! I really didn't want to stick a brush in these heart-shaped delights, but I did, and they look stunning on too. There is one matte blusher and one shimmery one that you can use as a cheekbone highlighter as well. You need these.

Friday, 10 February 2017

TRYING NANSHY MAKEUP BRUSHES

Nanshy Makeup Brushes

I wanted to share a Nanshy makeup brush review with you as these are the first products that I've tried from the brand. They, very luxuriously, come with their own silky dustbags and the brushes themselves are just as soft.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

MY LUSH VALENTINE'S PICKS


Holidays and special occasions in the UK mean new limited edition releases from Lush Cosmetics. We beauty lovers get very excited! For Valentine's Day this year, Lush have outdone themselves again. I've picked out the highlights from the Valentine's limited edition products to share with you.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

4 HIGH-END LIP PRODUCTS YOU NEED FOR VALENTINE'S DAY


It's Valentine's Day in a week's time and whether you have a date planned with your partner or your best friends, you need one of these new lipsticks or lip glosses on your lips. If you are a nude-toned girl or love a pop of colour, there's something here for you.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

JANUARY 2017 FASHION & LIFESTYLE FAVOURITES


I'm back again today with more January favourites - this time of the fashion and lifestyle variety. There isn't as many favourites as normal, as I explained in yesterday's post that I had been really ill for the first half of the month. If I could put Penicillin in my monthly favourites for January, I definitely would.

Monday, 6 February 2017

JANUARY 2017 BEAUTY FAVOURITES

January 2017 Beauty Favourites

Gosh, Janaury was a tough month! I was ill and bed-ridden for the first half of it, with a nasty case of Flu and then Tonsilitis. It really made me appreciate the NHS and antibiotics access in the middle of the night. As I didn't do much more than cough for most of the month, I've only got a few beauty favourites - and these are mainly from the last two weeks.

Friday, 3 February 2017

FACE MASK FRIDAY: CRYSTAL 24K GOLD POWDER GEL COLLAGEN LIP MASKS

Crystal 24K Gold Powder Gel Collagen Lip Masks

The lip plumping mask is another beauty trend we can thank Asia for. These gold and collagen-infused gel masks are designed to inject your skin with a dose of moisture, fill out fine lines and make them softer.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

THE BEST MAKEUP BRUSH CLEANER IN THE WORLD?

Blank Canvas Solid Brush & Sponge Cleansing Soap

OK, so I haven't tried every brush cleaner in the world, but i've tested a good amount. This one from Blank Canvas is by far the best I've ever come across. It literally restores your brushes to looking like they're fresh out the shop in seconds.
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