Sunday, 25 September 2016

Copper Obsessed

For about 2 years now, I've developed a bit of an unhealthy obsession with copper. Everytime I'm out in a homeware or department store; it's always the thing that catches my eye. Most of the time it's usually junk / sprayed on / the colour of copper. But sometimes I get some real gems!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Working out / gym gear

About a month ago I decided to buy a fitness tracker.... as it was my first time looking into fitness trackers and I didn't know if it would work for me I decided to find the best cheap one out there. I went for the Xiaomi Mi Pulse 1S. I've used Xiaomi before as I've ordered some phone chargers etc and I've loved their products


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Let's talk... eyebrows

For the longest time (nb. before I turned 20) I didn't really do anything with my eyebrows aside from the odd plucking session - apart from an unfortunate event when I was 11 with a pair of scissors which ended up in a bald patch!

Sicne then, I've become an eyebrow fan - they really do 'make' your face and if done well, make you look, younger, older, go with your make up. Whatever you feel like.

Recently I've been using these three above, the HI Impact brows, brow perfecter, the Rimmel Brow this Way gel and my trusty The Vintage Cosmetic Company tweezers and of course my favourite eye cream from Eucerin. 


One thing I've learned along with way: don't over pluck - in this case more is more. It will take ages to grow back those few hairs you've plucked and you'll have that surprised / angry look for weeks! Instead, just pluck the few over grown hairs you have at the top or bottom, use scissors to trim (carefully) and brow gel and powder / pencil to shape.

What do you use for brow maintenance? Any great products to recommend?

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Home decor wishlist

Lately I've been really into minimising my home decor and just life in general. From re-organising clothes and clearing out old make up to changing up the whole look of my home decor. It was all inspired by this book: The life changing magic of tidying by Kon mari / Marie Kondo

The new look I envisioned is very much neutral, natural tones with splashes of copper. So wood, metal, white subway tiles and exposed brick (What I'd love in my house, unfortunately I rent a dated 1970 build at the moment so can only change decor items!),

The pieces above I've fallen in love with!

The copper lamp is from Etsy - you can find it here.

The light grey duvet cover set is from H&M home.

Next, the metal boxes which I think are just brilliant for storage and kind of timeless - are from Zara home

This cute little cup and saucer are also from H&M home - I love the copper spots!
HM cup

Lastly, what kind of copper fan would I be if I didn't have copper saucepans. These beauties are from John Lewis and cost quite a lot - but so worth it!


What are your favourite home decor pieces at the moment? What shops would you recommend?

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Eden's Semilla and Jojoba oil

A few weeks ago I was sent this beautiful essential oil to test out from Eden's Semilla. This Jojoba oil is 100% organic and perfect for skin, nails and hair.



Thursday, 25 August 2016

Korean Beauty haul

Last month I placed on order on YesStyle (FYI best Asian beauty online store I've come across  + not too expensive shipping!) for a bunch of Korean beauty and skincare bits that I'd been dying to try!

For skincare, I went with TonyMoly, Etude House, Missha and Biore. 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Lifestyle post: Street food market Cambridge

Back at the end of July, I attended the Cambridge Food Park Night Market - a collection of the best street food and food trucks from around the area, all with a bar, musicians and some handy tables to eat the food at!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Feel Unique pick 'n' mix

I'm sure many of you have seen the new Feel Unique pick'n'mix samples that have been going round the blogospheere.

I loved the sound of it; get 5 samples of your choice, pay £3.95 for postage, but then get a voucher for that off another order - brilliant.

There were so many things I wanted to try and when I saw the Replica At the Beach Perfume I knew I had to try it! The Eucerin Hyaluron filler day cream sounded interesting too - I love my Eucerin eye cream! The Bioderma nourishing cream, Isa Dora vitamin gloss and Miller Harris Vetivert fragrance were also products I'd wanted to try for a while.

The Replica fragrance has been by far my favourite and I will be purchasing. Love this system! Only criticism, they need more!

Have you tried the Pick'n'mix samples?

Thursday, 11 August 2016

What I've been eating lately

Summers well and truly here (I hope still when this post is live in a few days!) and I've found my tastes have changed slightly with what I'm eating. I'm not wanting carbs as and craving fresh tastes like limes, fruit and zesty salads. Here's a small snipped of what I've been eating:

One of my favourite things to cook as it's so easy but soooo yummy; mexican chicken and pico de gallo. Spicy, smokey chicken breast simply served with guacamole (if I have any avocados) and a tomato, onion, parsley, coriander and lime Pico de Gallo!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

My new Instagram @_beautyblog_insta

A few weeks ago I was thinking about my instagram & thought it felt weird posting all about beauty and fashion etc. on my personal instagram - my followers (most likely) aren't interested in my make up of the day, or what skincare brand I'm loving at the moment - but hopefully my followers on here are - so I created a new instagram; @_beautyblog_insta
https://www.instagram.com/_beautyblog_insta/

Here's a snippet of what I've been posting - I've love if you could follow my on there for daily posts and chats about beauty - and don't forget to say Hi!


Friday, 15 July 2016

L'Oreal Detox Clay Mask Review

After seeing this on various big beauty blogger Instagrams and snapchats for the past two weeks, I really wanted to try these masks. I was shopping in Boots on Monday and noticed that they were on offer for £5 each - fate.

Unfortunately the Glow mask which I wanted to also try was sold out, but this detox mask caught my eye. I am a huge fan of clay masks and my skin needed a detox!


While it was on, ,y first thoughts were; it was heavily perfumed. I wondered if this would have a negative effect on my skins (rather than detoxifying) I was wrong! After trying it last night, my skin feels so much better. My chin has been a 'problem' area for quite a few months now and I'm hoping continued use of this should sort it out!


Have you tried these masks?

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Origins Maskimizer.... late to the party

I kept meaning to post this about two months ago! But days turned into weeks.... and here we are! Back in April / March (if forget now it was so long ago), I ago I was kindly send the Origins Maskimizer and Origins Original Rose face mask - both of which I hadn't tried before. So I very pleased to have been sent them!

After now using them both for two months, I feel I have at least have a decent opinion on them! The Maskimizer is a bit of a funny one. I do think it works to some extent. I can feel it making my face feel tighter when I spray it one before applying the mask (and it smells great) but is it a bit of a princess product.... like the Caudalie Beauty Elixir?
As for the Original skin mask with rose clay - I loved it! The colour of the clay was (literally) rosy and the smell was amazing. Unlike some other masks, you really don't need to leave it on for long and it does the trick. Wouldn't say it's amazing or a 'miracle' product. But I am really enjoying using it about once a week!

Have you tried the Origins Maskimzer or Original mask? What did you think?
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