Urban Decay is one of my most favourite beauty brands ever. Not just because they have a huge variety of products with gorgeous packaging, but also because their quality of products are always top notch. I would say my Urban Decay collection is the biggest in my whole makeup collection. They have such a huge variety of products and most of them are very well known and some even branded as “Holy Grail” products. I just wanted to do a little run through of my favourites out of my collection.
A while back I decided that I wanted to start having fresh flowers in my room. Fresh flowers are so pretty and I love the scent that fills the room. Faux flowers are nice and a lot easier to handle but they do get boring if you don’t change them up enough. When I was approached by Debenhams Flowers asking if I would like to review one of their bouquets I said yes immediately.
As I write this I am officially out of the first trimester, the first three months are over! It’s such a relief knowing that I’m out of the woods and that the risk of miscarriage has finally dropped. It’s felt like the longest three months in existence. I just wanted to write a post to let you know how I got on in my first trimester. I found out when I was 4 weeks and until your 12 weeks scan nothing really happens.
If you follow me on Instagram you will already know this news! I wasn’t going to write a post until next week but I thought I might as well just do it now instead of waiting, so here you are! Brent and I are expecting our first baby. I actually took five tests to make sure! My friend Hayley texted me saying “Step away from the tests” haha. It still seems really weird to write that sentence now, even though it’s been three months already.
Last weekend I stayed at my sister’s for a few days whilst Brent was away in India for work and that usually means one thing for us…shopping. I’ve already posted my Lush Haul if you want to check that out, can’t resist Lush! Most of these products I bought at the same time but a couple where from a different day so I just decided to pop it all together and show you all my new beauty bits at once.
It’s been a week already since my new blog went live but I thought I would share a quick post about my new blog makeover! My brother kept telling me I should make the switch from Blogger to WordPress but I kept saying no, he first mentioned it about a year ago but I finally said yes and I’m so glad I did!
I spent the last weekend at my sister, Viv’s, place which meant shopping. With Brent being away for two weeks for his work, I booked myself in for four days with her, shopping and going out for dinner, it was brilliant. But now I miss her and Brent. Since my town doesn’t have a Lush and her’s does, I took the opportunity to stock up on some favourites and new goodies.
Another month has passed, another favourites post to write! I usually like to have my favourites posts up on the first day of the month however with Brent being away in India, I’m currently at my sister’s and we have been busy bees. I’ve also spent a lot of time adjusting my new blog. My brother did a fantastic job at sorting it all out for me and I couldn’t be happier. I will post a before and after shot soon.
GlamGlow is a brand I have always wanted to try, ever since I first heard about it, I added their products straight onto my wish list. Such a cult brand with their YouthMud being one of their most popular items, I just had to get my paws on something to try.
I was contacted by BlowLTD, an amazing online beauty brand that offers a huge selection of products and asked if I would like to try something from their website. Not only do they have amazing online shopping, you can pop along to one of their beauty bars in London and get your hair, makeup and nails done! I’ve heard of the brand before and have been on their website numerous times eyeballing different beauty products and obviously couldn’t say no to such a fab opportunity.
Sorry I haven’t posted a lot over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been very ill but today I feel a little better and thought it was about time I uploaded a new post. A different type of post today, I am writing a review on a man’s fragrance. It was Brent’s idea as he loves this scent and we both realised that Fossil isn’t a very talked about brand.
Brent was looking for a new scent and we came across this one in their Lakeside store. Fossil is one of his favourite brands and he instantly asked for this as a future present. It smells incredible, by far the best male scent I’ve had the pleasure of whiffing.
Any beauty products that come in pretty pouches automatically get extra points, though this particular one is a fluff magnet – gets out lint roller. I personally have never heard of the brand Claudia Louch but when I was asked if I would like to try some bits I couldn’t resist.
Quick touch on packaging, I’ve already mentioned the pouch, it’s a very nice touch and makes everything appear more luxurious. The products are just very simple looking which is what I always like.
I bought this in a set that I found in the sale a while ago but when I started using it the first time round I really wasn’t impressed. It didn’t seem to sit right on my skin or blend very well and overall, it just looked odd. I left it for a bit and decided to give it another go at the beginning of this year, luckily this time around my thoughts changed.
March has been and gone in a flash, I can’t quite believe how quickly this year is going, it’s crazy. I’ve always been told the older you get, the quicker the time passes and I have to say I’m not a huge fan of that! I’m not totally complaining though as the months ahead are going to be incredible, I just wish things would hurry up, I’m so impatient!
I haven’t written a Disappointing Products post in a while now and that is definitely a good thing. It’s never fun discovering products that you aren’t best pleased with, especially if they are very hyped up products.
This review is long over due, that’s an understatement really! I must have taken these photographs months and months ago and I still haven’t written the post, I’m so bad. I feel as though recently all I have written about is hyped up products and the Nuxe Réve de Miel is most definitely one of them.
I have heard of Organic Surge before, I just have never gotten round to trying anything by them. I was asked if I would like to try the new Extra Care line and couldn’t say no, the products sounded so lovely and I couldn’t wait to try. Skincare is very personal as everyone has a different skin type and what works for me may not work for you, however I have dry dehydrated skin and hope that if you have the same, these products could help you too.
Being a huge lover of most Lush products there really isn’t much that I haven’t tried now. One product that did seem to silently slip pass me is their Twilight bath bomb. A pretty pink ball, dotted with blue here and there and stars and moon shapes, it’s very pleasing to look at. Scent wise it’s the same blend as their – and also my favourite product by them – Luxury Lush Pud.
Recently I have found myself to be reaching for the same products every single day. I’ve always had trouble finding the perfect foundation for my dry pale skin but this routine seems to be “The one.” What better way than to share my fabulous finds than with like-minded beauty obsessed people?
I have been using Avéne skincare for a while now and have actually used most of the above products up so I though it was about time I shared my thoughts on them. Avéne is a French brand and is great for dry sensitive skin but they do offer product for oily skin too. They are readily available from Boots and Escentual which is fab and the prices vary but I think for what you get, they are pretty reasonable and Boots always have deals as well.
When it comes to jewellery I am very very fussy. I love dainty, small simple pieces and wear the same bits all the time. I have a ring I’ve worn since my 18th birthday from my mum, an infinity bracelet from Brent and my Thomas Sabo charm bracelet from my best friend. I have the odd necklace from Forever21 here and there but that’s about it now, I don’t seem to wear anything else now.
When asked if I would like to try a piece from JewelStreet I was very curious and spent ages flicking through their site. With a huge range of designers all varying in price, there’s so much variety and you’re bound to find something you like. They have some stunning rose gold pieces, so many pretty things!