31 Dec 2013

2013 beauty favourites

I've been terrible at favourites posts this year and haven't done one for a few months, so I thought I'd try to redeem myself a little with a round up of my favourites over the year.  I'm thinking about doing a monthly 'faves and fails' in 2014 to give a round up of the best and worst products I've tried (in my opinion) as I think it might be time to bring a bit of balance and reveal the products I don't like alongside the ones I do - what do you think?

30 Dec 2013

2013 beauty discoveries

As the 2014 looms I've been having a think about my past year in all things beauty, in particular what's changed and the new things I've discovered in 2013...

29 Dec 2013

What I got for Christmas 2013

Although my daily meals still consist of cheese and festive shaped chocolates, with being back at work tomorrow I have to admit that Christmas is coming to an end.  I get so sad when Christmas is over, probably because there's such a big build up, but I have lots of lovely new makeup toys and other fun things to play with to help me get over it.  Here's what I got for Christmas this year... 

28 Dec 2013

#10giveawaysofchristmas - Win the flutter and sparkle ultimate beauty sampler box!

I'm back after a lovely Christmas break - I hope you had an amazing Christmas too.  I have just one giveaway left to round off my #10giveawaysofchristmas, so I thought I'd better make it a good'un...

22 Dec 2013

#10giveawaysofchristmas - win a set of three Bare Minerals Moxie lip products

We're up to giveaway number 9 in my #10giveawaysofchristmas and I'm sorry for not putting this one live sooner as promised, it's been a busy weekend getting everything ready for Christmas.  Anyway I hope this one was worth the wait - I have three gorgeous products from the Bare Minerals Moxie range to give away...

19 Dec 2013

#10giveawaysofchristmas - Gift sets from Weleda and Orla Kiely

If you're still looking for gift inspiration for one of the ladies in your family, you might like one of these bath and body gift sets from Orla Kiely and Weleda, and I have one to give away...

Last minute stocking filler ideas

I don't know about you, but whenever I've finished my Christmas shopping and sit down to get wrapping, it always feels like there's something missing and I like to dash out and get a few extra stocking filler type presents just to finish things off.  This is what I'll be stuffing stocking with this Christmas...

18 Dec 2013

#10giveawaysofchristmas - win a cupcake decorating party kit from Harvey Nichols

Today's giveaway prize isn't beauty related, but it reflects one of my other obsessions - cake baking...

17 Dec 2013

Christmas gift swap with Ellie and Argento.co.uk #loveargento

Last week I received a really sweet pre-Christmas gift from the lovely Ellie who I met recently at a blogging event.  I've met such lovely people through having my blog and have made lots of new friends - it's one of the best things about being a blogger :)

16 Dec 2013

Umberto Giannini glam hair #7days7ways

Umberto Giannini are currently challenging bloggers to use their range of glam hair styling products to create hairstyles with oomph and an edge.  Hair is really not my skill, but I've given it a whirl...

#10GiveawaysOfChristmas - Win a Body Shop Chocolate Box Eye Kit

Today's giveaway is a gorgeous bronze eye makeup kit from The Body Shop...

15 Dec 2013

asos haulin' and 25% off code

As asos are having a huge discount weekend with 25% off nearly everything (even the makeup!) I thought I'd show you what I've been hauling recently...

14 Dec 2013

#10GiveawaysOfChristmas - Maybelline Electro Neon and Dr Rescue babylips review, swatches and giveaway

I really like the original Maybelline baby lips - the yellow one is always in my handbag - so when I was in the US I went a little crazy and picked up all of the variations we don't yet have in the UK...

12 Dec 2013

11 Dec 2013

#10GiveawaysOfChristmas - Win a Bare Minerals All The Faves gift set

Today's giveaway prize is the perfect introduction to Bare Minerals - the all the faves collection allows you to sample mini versions of some of their best sellers...

10 Dec 2013

#10GiveawaysOfChristmas - Win a Ciaté velvet manicure set in red or navy

Okay are you ready for prize number two in the #10GiveawaysOfChristmas? Today there are two prizes up for grabs so there will be two winners...

9 Dec 2013

KIKO digital emotion holiday gift sets review and swatches

If you're still looking for the perfect present for a beauty lover, you might want to check KIKO's Digital Emotion holiday collection...

8 Dec 2013

#10GiveawaysOfChristmas - Win a Pürminerals Bare It All gift set

Happy December!  Happy Christmas!  Can you tell I'm excited?!  It's because it's time to launch my #10GiveawaysOfChristmas and we're starting off with this gorgeous set from Pürminerals...

4 Dec 2013

Babyliss curl secret styler review

In my somewhat misjudged but nevertheless enthusiastic quest for 'Kardashian' hair, I like to dabble with a hair appliance or two...


2 Dec 2013

Swirly gold personalised monogram initial necklace from onecklace.com

Ever since I saw Lauren Conrad (serious style idol) sporting a cute little monogram necklace a year or two ago I've craved one of my own, but they were all just so expensive I couldn't justify it.  Finally I've found an affordable version and it's just as gorgeous...


1 Dec 2013

Ciaté mini mani month advent calendar and Secret Santa with John Lewis

It's the first of December which means it's now officially acceptable to be excited for Christmas!  It's finally time to start opening advent calendars...
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