30 Nov 2013

Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend deals UK!

I'd heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday before as the big sale dates in the US with lots of discounts and special offers, but suddenly this year stores closer to home are getting all involved!  I thought I'd offer you a quick round up of all of the best online shopping deals I've spotted and don't worry if you missed Black friday, it's going on all weekend...

Christmas beauty and skincare gifts from Boots for me and my Mum



It's the start of December tomorrow, and that's when my Christmas shopping panic always starts to set in.  I've bought quite a few things already and have finished shopping for some people almost completely, but the awkward to buy for people are now starting to stress me out!  I always find it easier to buy for the females in my family, and Boots is always my first stop...

29 Nov 2013

Brighton stagette with Eclipse Leisure


I was only just saying the other day that my blog takes me to some great places and affords me some amazing experiences, but my Brighton Stagette has to be one of the most random and I'll tell you why...

Antipodes skincare review - Grace, Delight and Joyous


My blog gets me involved in some pretty fun things from time to time and stuffing my face with cake while checking out a new skincare brand certainly comes high on my list of favourites.  Although I was pretty much in a cake coma from a glorious afternoon tea spread at the Charlotte Street hotel in London, I managed to stay awake just long enough to learn about the Antipodes brand...

27 Nov 2013

New in from L'Oreal


I've been trying some of L'Oreal's latest releases including a super light-weight foundation and a lipstick worn by Cheryl Cole...

25 Nov 2013

Party season inspiration with Littlewoods


I love the build up to Christmas, not just for the excitement of the big day, but all of the parties and special nights out - it's one massive excuse to shop!  I've been browsing the Littlewoods range  of Lipsy dresses and thought I'd also pick out a few sparkly necklaces to go with them from the Littlewoods range of jewellery...

22 Nov 2013

19 Nov 2013

Models Own Clothes Show exclusive polish - Show Stopper 2


Models Own have come up with another amazing polish which will be exclusive to the Models Own stand at the Clothes Show Live from 6 - 10 December.  This is Show Stopper 2...

17 Nov 2013

Not your average craft fair - Renegade Shoreditch


Where I live (borders of south east London and Kent), I wouldn't dream of going to a craft fair.  It'd be a pretty dull and old fashioned affair and I can't imagine finding anything I'd want to buy.  But last weekend Jayne (@JayneKitsch) took me to a craft fair in Shoreditch near Brick Lane, and it was like someone had tipped the contents of Etsy into an abandoned warehouse and let me run around in it...

15 Nov 2013

Argan + deep repair shampoo and conditioner, super smooth serum and precious oil elixir review


The change in weather makes it the perfect time to try some new hair products, and as we've just moved into much colder weather, moisturising hair products are in order...  

13 Nov 2013

Christmas gifts 2013 - Neom scents of Christmas


Neom make my favourite luxury candles, so naturally I'd be thrilled with a Neom Christmas gift, and what could be better than unwrapping a gorgeous organic Neom candle?  Ummm, how about unwrapping three...

12 Nov 2013

Beauty news - November 2013

Whenever I have the time I like to gather up all of the little beauty stories gathering in my inbox to share what I think are the best bits.  Sadly all too often I just don't find the time, but what with so many amazing releases in the run up to Christmas, I just have to share some of these...

11 Nov 2013

Christmas gifts 2013 - Yankee magical moments sampler boxes


To me candles are always the perfect gift, and I always have some on my Christmas wish list.  I love a good novelty candle and when it comes to cute names and themed scents, Yankee always deliver...

10 Nov 2013

Easy party season nail art - look 7 - snowy night nails


For the last in my week of easy nail ideas I thought I'd do something a little bit more interesting and with more of a theme, but don't worry, it's still really easy to do...

9 Nov 2013

Easy party season nail art - look 6 - glitter topcoats


If you fancy a more interesting nail look but really don't have the time or patience, a glitter topcoat is the way to go and these new limited edition polishes are perfect for the party season...

8 Nov 2013

Easy party season nail art - look 5 - subtle studs


Another incredibly easy but really effective way to add a bit of interest to you nails is with these cute gold studs...

Top 10 Fashion and Beauty Treats for Winter

When it’s cold and glum outside, it’s easy to feel down. That biting, bitter weather can cause havoc for your skin too, so why not revamp your wardrobe and rejuvenate your glow by treating yourself to some winter fashion and beauty must-haves? Here are 10 of our favourite goodies for men and women to help you feel your best over the chilly, grey months!




Blogger secret santa with John Lewis

I've been a part of lots of different secret santas in the past, but I don't think I've ever been as excited as I am about the blogger secret santa I'm going to be taking part in with John Lewis.  I'm going to be choosing a John Lewis gift for another blogger and someone will be choosing for me too - I can't wait to find out who I'm buying for!  In the meantime I've been browsing the John Lewis site and I've picked out some perfect secret santa gifts.


7 Nov 2013

Easy party season nail art - look 4 - foolproof glitter tips


When I first started painting my nails I used to be obsessed with trying to do an at home french manicure, but I could never get the straight white tips right- even using those little nail guide stickers it just didn't look perfect enough.  These days if I fancy painting the tips of my nails I have a little trick which takes all of the stress out of trying to get those straight lines - glitter...

6 Nov 2013

Easy party season nail art - look 3 - white hot sparkle


So easy it's practically cheating, but I couldn't do a nail art series without including a white look.  Glossy white nails were so popular in the summer and I think the perfect way to update them for the party season is to add some sparkle, and this polish called Lady from Barry M's new textured collection is perfect...  

5 Nov 2013

Easy party season nail art - look 2 - firework / bonfire night nails


As it's the 5th of November today, it had to be firework nails.  I've tried to create firework inspired nail art before, but I've usually gone for big round glittery explosions, but I felt it looked too messy.  I wanted something much neater as well as easier to recreate, which I think I've managed here...

neom organics real luxury home candle


Autumn and winter are my preferred seasons.  I love the clothes, the festivities and I love to snuggle up at home in the warm wearing fluffy socks and hiding under blankets from cold.  I don't burn candles so much in the lighter and warmer weather, but when the dark nights draw in, I can't be without a warming, flickering flame in my living room every evening...  

4 Nov 2013

Easy party season nail art - look 1 - matte glitter accents


This week I'm going to be doing a series on really easy nail art for the party season - if you follow me on instagram you'll have had a sneak peek of a few of my designs already...

3 Nov 2013

Little updates

So I finally figured out how to make collages on a Mac...


On my Christmas wishlist


As it's now November, it's officially no longer too early to be making lists of what I want for Christmas!  I've been feverishly jotting down notes here and there for the last few weeks as all of the shops have been bringing out their gift guides and filling their shelves with swoonable Christmas sets....