Friday 29 March 2019

Beautifully Indulgent Skincare from Lumity

*This is a paid partnership with Lumity - see disclaimer*

Taking care of your skin as you're getting older is something I've really made the effort with in recent years. My mother always installed the importance of it within me as I was growing up so I have quite a collection of magic lotions and potions to keep my skin smooth and plump.  

One thing I rely on the most are facial oils and it's something I have spoken about a lot on my blog and social media and I owe getting my oily skin under control to them too. 

Wednesday 27 March 2019

What I've Been Reading through March

My reading pile has come to a complete standstill while we pack and get ready to move. I haven't picked up a book in two weeks which feels so weird even though I've kept two out to read. I'm feeling really overwhelmed at the moment so I can't seem to throw myself into another book which I am hoping changes once we've moved and we're settled again. Although saying that, I am only eight books off my reading challenge for 2019 which is pretty good going. 

Monday 25 March 2019

Suede Orris, The All New Fragrance from Molton Brown

I'm a big ol' fan of Molton Brown as many of you know so I had to share a little something on their latest fragrance launch because you are going to love it! A few weeks ago Molton Brown launched Suede Orris in a suave wave of pink perfect for Spring and it is beautiful. 

I haven't stopped spritzing myself with it since it landed in my beauty loving hands. 

Sunday 24 March 2019

YSL Masterclass with Frederic Letailleur

Yves Saint Laurent is a brand I haven't really explored when it comes to beauty, I've heard such great things about certain products and loved samples I've tried in the past but I never went back. One thing I have attended over the years have been makeup masterclasses in department stores to get to know products more so that's what I did last week when Frederic Letailleur, YSL Beauty's European makeup artist came to John Lewis Southampton. 

Most beauty brands hold masterclasses like this regularly so if there is a brand you're unsure of and want to know more about always check at the counter for when they're holding their next one. I was invited in by Lauren Scriven, a makeup artist on the Yves Saint Laurent counter and I'm so glad she reached out because I've fallen a little in love with YSL.

Friday 22 March 2019

Build Your Own Beauty Box with Latest in Beauty

Latest in Beauty is a totally new way to discover your favourite beauty brands; I say new but they've actually been around since 2008 but this is the first time I've ever tried one. The Latest in Beauty team have worked with hundreds of well known brands such as Elemis, Charlotte Tilbury and La Roche-Posay and there are a couple of ways to discover some of the world's best beauty treats. You can choose from either their one-off collection boxes or you can build your own like I have done here and choose exactly what you want inside.

I think we've all fallen victim to rubbish beauty boxes where we wouldn't use half the stuff in them over the years so being able to build your own cuts that out completely! 

Wednesday 20 March 2019

The LookFantastic Mother's Day Collection

Beauty boxes for Mother's Day have been hugely popular this year and I've loved exploring what's in them. The gift of beauty will always be a sure fire hit for many and what better way to spoil Mum or someone special in your life than with something as perfectly curated as the lookfantastic Limited Edition Mother's Day Collection

Lookfantastic are renowned for stocking some of the best and luxury beauty brands on the market so they're the perfect people to create a beauty box with luxury brands worth £208 inside. The Mother's Day box is cream in colour, with a pretty bow making it a beautiful keepsake you can use again and again. The box can be yours for £55.00 and if you're a subscriber you can get a special £5 discount code to use too. 

Fancy a look inside?

Monday 18 March 2019

MAC Travel Exclusive Set at World Duty Free

I've been a fan of MAC Cosmetics for as long as I can remember. The moment I bought my first product is forever etched in my memory because for me, it was the first high-end piece of makeup I ever bought with my own money. I was living in Spain at the time, I was 16 and I had gone to the main department store there, El Corte Ingl├ęs with friends. I bought the Studio Fix Powder, Lipglass Clear tube and my first lipstick, So Chaud which is still one of my favourite shades now. 

Sunday 17 March 2019

A Mother's Day Gift Guide

Shopping for Mother's Day doesn't need to just be flowers and chocolate so, in the spirit of sharing my love of beauty and skincare, I've put together a carefully selected Mother's Day gift guide featuring a range of products from some of my favourite brands. From gorgeous lipsticks to suit all to beautifully packaged bath products to give your mum the ultimate pamper, there really is something for everyone at a range of prices.

Friday 15 March 2019

Birchbox I Got It From My Mama Limited Edition Box

The now sold out Birchbox Mother's Day box was released by the original beauty box creators last week. I managed to get my hands on one of the limited edition boxes as this was kindly sent to me, I shared a quick run down on stories but really wanted to show you want was inside a little more closely. 

I can't unfortunately direct you to a link to buy because as I said it is now sold out but the box does showcase some great brands that you can find and buy at Birchbox. You can also subscribe to their monthly beauty box subscription service if you wanted a little treat.

I've been receiving my boxes for almost five years now and I adore them. 

Monday 11 March 2019

Glossybox Limited Edition Mother's Day Box

Our most loved beauty boxes have been pulling out all the stops for this Mother's Day which includes this little beauty from Glossybox which is available to purchase from today! I have never had a Glossybox before so I was really looking forward to receiving this after they dropped me an email.

You can sign up for the launch if you're really quick here, the box goes on sale 7pm this evening (12pm for subscribers).

Glossybox will also be hosting a live unboxing of their Mother’s Day edition on Facebook. So be sure to tune in this evening at 7pm as the Glossy team unveils all the fabulous products in the box as well as some tips and tricks to help you make the most of the products!

Inside you'll find some of my all time favourite brands making it the perfect treat for any beauty loving Mum out there. The box is white all over and adorned with black flowers with the Glossybox logo in gold, as you lift the lid you'll find the beauty treats wrapped in a white ribbon with the quote I Got It From My Mama under the lid which seems to be the quote of the season.

Sunday 10 March 2019

Lush Cosmetics Mother's Day Collection

I love the start of a new year because you're fresh from Christmas, you have your new year positive pants on and we get new collection after new collection from Lush Cosmetics, any excuse for an extravagant bath!

With the scent of Peachy still in the air, this years Mother's Day collection landed in stores and it's a good'un. I haven't been overly wowed the last two seasons but this year's collection has more than made up for it and I already have some faves to pick up before they disappear!

From bath bombs and bubble bars to shower scrubs and shower bombs, you are bound to fall for something. I mean it's Lush, why wouldn't you?!

Friday 8 March 2019

Three Delicious Spring Drinks to make at Home

*This is a paid partnership with Sainsbury's* 

With the temperature hitting 20 degrees in some areas of the UK late February, it seems we've already had a taste of what's to come for Spring this year. Spring is one of my favourite times of year, it's just the right temperature, parks are blossoming with beautiful flowers and making plans with friends involves beer gardens and make your own cocktail parties on sun soaked terraces. 

In keeping with the spirit of Spring, I've discovered three tantalizing drinks to get your taste buds going and the best bit? They're super simple to make and all the ingredients are available at Sainsbury's!

Sunday 3 March 2019

What I've Been Reading through February

I have been whizzing through my reading challenge this year and it is making such a difference to the way I feel. Reading has always been my go-to when I need to switch off but as life became busier, my love of reading fell further and further down my list of things to make time for. When the start of 2019 rolled around, it seemed like the perfect time to take back my love of reading and make some time so that's exactly what I did. I'm now nineteen books down and reading more really has made a difference. 

I shared a post on What I've Been Reading in January so I thought why not make this into a little mini-series where I update you on the books I've read throughout the year in a variety of different posts. I get a number of messages on Instagram about what I'm reading so having a place to direct people to seemed logical.

Today's post is on the last five books I've read, one or two I've been sent, some are charity book finds and another is one I've been meaning to read for ages. 


Friday 1 March 2019

Shop Fragrance Direct for Mother's Day

*Paid partnership with Fragrance Direct - see disclaimer*

Mother's Day has always been a special occasion for my sister and I, being given the chance to spoil our mum that little bit more than we already do and on a dedicated day is something we cherish and we always try and make a big thing of it every year. It's become even more important now I'm a mum myself so the celebrations have become even more special. 

I love traditional gifts such as flowers and my favourite chocolates but you can't beat something extra special like a new fragrance or the ideal skincare gift set for a pamper. I've shopped with Fragrance Direct for years and so that is exactly where I turn to whenever I want to treat someone I love to an extra special something. 
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