16 Sep 2014

Nails: New from Models Own - Diamond Luxe Collection

Coming home from a holiday is always a bit of a downer, but finding gorgeous new polishes from Models Own waiting for me on the doorstep certainly helped!  That and a good old cup of PG Tips - sorry Mexico, you were gorgeous in every way, but your tea was horrendous :) 

12 Sep 2014

Beauty: August favourites by Karis


Hey there, I'm Karis from the blog Beautybykaris and today I'm taking over Flutter and Sparkle, while the lovely Gemma takes some time off. As it is the end of the month I thought it would be fun to talk about my favourite beauty products from August. I always love reading these kind of posts, but it never helps my bank balance and just adds to my never ending wishlist.

11 Sep 2014

Wishlist: Autumn / Winter must haves by Danielle

Hello there :) my name is Danielle and I blog over at FloralDanielle. The lovely Gem was looking for people to guest post on her blog, and I jumped at the chance being a long term fan of hers. I thought I'd go for something quite simple, a good ol' wishlist - we all have them, and we all love reading them!

Despite it being the end of August/start of September, the weather is already starting to feel like it's properly Winter. A few weeks ago I was fine in a tiny dress and kimono, and now thick black tights are still making me feel cold! I'm starting to browse Autumn/Winter clothes online more, and I'm definitely liking what I see, lots of lovely pieces I'd love to add to my wardrobe! :)

10 Sep 2014

Beauty: Underated drugstore picks by Bee


Today's guest post comes from Bee at thebeautylocker.com

When it comes to drugstore makeup, it's all well and good hearing about how you need the Collection concealer or the Revlon matte balms. But if you're looking for something a little more tantalising and unique to whet your high street appetite, then look no further... 

9 Sep 2014

What to pack for uni by Ray

Hello everyone!

I'm Ray from ToySaturn and I'm your guest blogger for the day!

The summer has gone way too fast, hasn't it? Seems like a new school year has crept right up on us.

Since I graduated last year, this September marks the second year i've been free of education. I use the term free loosly, as someone who still loves learning and taking in new things... A new school year rather feels like getting to Platform 9 & 3/4 to see the Hogwarts Express tooting merrily off into the distance.* While I love it and all that, my father's car ain't no flying machine... So i'm stuck in the muggle world for another year, with no idea what to do with myself.
(*Metaphorically of course. I know you can't get on the platform after the train leaves.)

This is one of the buildings of my university. Has a kind of Hogwarts vibe, doesn't it?

5 Sep 2014

Food: White chocolate and lemon cupcakes by Beverley

White Chocolate and Lemon Cupcakes

When I saw that Gem wanted people to write a guest post on her blog, I knew I had to get involved! Given my love of baking (and just food in general really) I wanted to share this little recipe with you that I put together a couple of weeks ago. 

4 Sep 2014

Beauty: Top five makeup tools by Rebecca-Louise

Hello! I'm Rebecca-Louise from UK beauty blog Autumn Leaves. I post product reviews, looks, hauls and unique content daily over there, but today I'm here to guest post for the lovely Gemma and I'm going to share my top 5 makeup tools. It wasn't easy narrowing it down but this is most definitely the best of the bunch...

3 Sep 2014

Travel: A trip to the Algarve, Portugal by ValÈrie

Hi there! My name is ValÈrie. I blog at Scribbles of ValÈrie. A few weeks ago, we (my family + my boyfriend + myself) went to the Algarve in Portugal for two weeks. I have about 700+ photos but I decided to select 10 of the best pictures, haha!

2 Sep 2014

Skincare: Five tips for clear skin by Amanda

Hi, I'm Amanda from Amandas Escape. I'm so excited to be guest posting on Flutter and Sparkle and the lovely Gemma's blog.

I have been eager to do this post for a long time as I know I struggle with my skin and I love seeing tips for how to improve this. I am going to show you my top 5 tips to getting that clear skin. Before I start I just want to put it out there that in no way am I a dermatologist but these are the things that help me.

1 Sep 2014

Beauty: New from Urban Decay - Pulp Fiction collection review and swatches

Urband Decay's latest release is uber cool - far too cool for me in fact!  If you're a Pulp Fiction fan and an Urban Decay addict, things just got rather exciting.  In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the movie, Urban Decay have launched this super edgy, slightly fierce, Mia Wallace-centric, limited edition make-up collection.  

27 Aug 2014

Hair: Tony & Guy Extreme Volume Rollers. Let's get bouncy.

Well blow me down, two hair posts in as many weeks?! I'm not known for my hair skills, so I shy away from hair related blogging most of the time, but when I come across tools which make the whole experience a whole lot easier, it's time to share. Heck, someone might even mistake me for knowing what I'm doing!  Cue the awkward hair selfies...

26 Aug 2014

Skincare: Trying something new - One Love Organics.

Today I'm taking about a new skincare brand I've been given the opportunity to try out.  It's called One Love Organics, and first things first, how cute is the packaging?  I love how it mixes old fashioned apothecary style brown glass jars with really modern, pretty labelling.  These give my bathroom extra cool points.

19 Aug 2014

Beauty: New from KIKO - the Daring Game collection - review and swatches

I've become quite the KIKO fan in recent months, and I love that they often release special limited edition, themed collections.  The latest is the Daring Game collection, and I think it's one of their best yet.  Daring Game is inspired by Bond girls, so there's a lot of casino theming going on.  It immediately puts me in mind of Vegas and makes me wish I was going back this year!

15 Aug 2014

Guest bloggers wanted for September!

Just a quick post to let you know that in just over two weeks I'll be sunning myself on that very beach there in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, I can't wait!

14 Aug 2014

Beauty: The Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette - review, swatches and three eye looks!

I'm such a huge fan of Too Faced, especially their eye palettes.  I really must do a collection post at some point.  It's great that it's so much easier to get hold of Too Faced in the UK now - it always used to be top of my hit list whenever I went to the US.  I got into the habit of collecting all of Too Faced's mini look palettes, like The Smoky eyes palette, The Boudoir eyes palette etc.  The latest palette from Too Faced - The Chocolate Bar - is a bit different - it's bigger than the others, and it contains even more lovely colours.

13 Aug 2014

Hair: My current hair product favourites and a new hair dryer

I'll be sharing my July favourites later this week, but as I had so many this month I've separated out my hair favourites for their own post.  I'm no hair expert by any stretch, and because of that I don't do a lot of hair related features, so I thought it was about time I did a little update on what's currently happening atop my head.

11 Aug 2014

Beauty: Tarte blushes have finally arrived in the UK!

Today I'm talking about something I've loved for ages, but haven't really featured in much detail here before.  It's the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blushes - these used to be so hard to get in the UK that it seemed silly to bang on about them on my blog.  But... now that they're available to us via both Sephora and QVC, I thought it was time to chat Amazonian Clay...

7 Aug 2014

Skincare: New from The Body Shop - the delicious Body Sorbets!

It's not often that I actually count down the days to a new product lunch hitting stores, but with the Body Shop body sorbets, I literally couldn't wait to get my hands on them.  I first saw them on a youtube video a couple of months ago and wondered why I couldn't find them in store or online, and I got a bit sulky when I realised it was because they'd not been released!  Well now they have, and I finally got to scratch that itch by grabbing the whole collection...

6 Aug 2014

Nails: Models Own Sweet Shop scented nail polishes - review and swatches

I love an exciting new Models Own launch, and this one is particularly sweet!  Following on from their range of fruit scented polishes, Models Own have now released five sweet shop favourites with co-ordinating colours and fragrances - yum!