Thursday, 19 April 2018

Affordable Blog Props You Need To Jazz Up Your Flatlay


I've been really trying to up my photography game lately because I felt like it was kind of letting my blog and instagram down. I decided to pick up some new affordable blog props as well as a few new backdrops and I've definitely seen an improvement in my photos just by changing a few things and I've also noticed that my engagement on my insta photos has actually improved... what?! So here are some affordable blog prop ideas which have helped me to jazz up my flatlays and feel better about my photography game whilst being on a budget.


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3 States To Visit This Summer *


Travel advice is very easy to find. A simple google search can yield you knowledge about some of the most fantastic environments to experience on this planet, and will offer you advice to do so cheaply. With all this information about wonderful and curated experiences, sometimes a little bit of risk and mystery might help us stay excited and help the choices feel novel.
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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Dreamy Scented Products


I’m terrible at describing scents so why am I writing this post? I don’t know. But I thought I’d write about some products which not only work really well but also smell amazing. I’m a huge fan of sweet and also fresh scented products so there is kind of a mixture of both in this post. 
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Friday, 13 April 2018

All About Glam & Style Diamond Hair Straighteners


Today’s post is kind of a mini review which I don’t actually do that often but I just wanted to basically shout from the rooftops about the Glam & Style Diamond Hair Straighteners* because I have been using them over the past month or so and I’m so impressed with them. Not only do they look nicer than my more expensive straighteners, they also work just as well but they are a lot cheaper at £19.99 on Amazon. 
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Decluttering Tips In Time For Summer *


I always find that this time of the year I get more motivation to have a proper declutter around the house and get rid of things that either aren't being used or I'm just not a fan of anymore. I like to start early so that the things I don't want anymore are not cluttering up the house in the Summer months. Anything from clothes, homeware, makeup, tools and so on. I also find decluttering is kind of therapeutic in a weird way and it's also a way to make some extra pennies too. So I thought I'd do a blog post with some tips on how I declutter and get rid of things I don't want or need in my life anymore.
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Monday, 9 April 2018

Spring Makeup Picks


I think Spring is probably my favourite season for many reasons - the weather changing, lighter evenings, everything coming back to life, baby lambs, my birthday, being able to leave the house without a coat and obviously changing up my makeup looks. I’ve recently had a bit of a Spring makeup shakeup and added some new things to my collection and also pulled out some old favourites from last year. So I thought I’d do a blog post all about my go-to Spring makeup picks for this year. 

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Dress To Impress: The Best Office Wear Trends For 2018*


As a career woman with her sights set firmly on the boardroom and promotion, it’s vital that you dress to impress. Yes, you want your talents to shine through, but you also want to maintain your fashionista credentials as you climb the corporate ladder. Dressing formally yet comfortably can boost your confidence and help you perform better at work. While trouser suits belong in the nineties and shoulder pads find their natural home in the eighties, there are other looks you can try out in the boardroom of the twenty-first century.

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Rediscovering Old Favourites


I love rediscovering old favourites and I've definitely rediscovered some gems over the past month or so whilst having a destash of products and a bit of a shake-up in my makeup collection. Here are some things which I've recently rediscovered and loving lately...
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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

New In My Makeup Collection


A few weeks ago I did a New In My Skincare Stash and this week I'm back with a New In My Makeup Collection, I know what you're probably thinking - Wow, this girl has got a shopping problem and guess what? You're right lol. I've been feeling really low/stressed over the past few weeks over many different things and (online) retail therapy always cheers me up. I know a Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick isn't going to fix any current problems going on in my life but hey, at least I can look somewhat more put together whilst attempting to deal with the shit life keeps throwing at me, right? Anyway, let's move onto what I've bought recently makeup-wise and my thoughts so far.

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Saturday, 31 March 2018

4 Simple Ways To Stay Motivated When Working From Home


Since working from home I've realised that it's so easy to lose motivation and it's also very easy to fall into the trap of just giving yourself the afternoon off to binge-watch whatever the latest hyped up show is on Netflix when you know really you should be working. But I have figured out some ways which I find really help me to get back on track and basically give me a kick up the bum to get things done. So that's what I'm sharing in today's post.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

5 Expert Hacks For A Natural Makeup Look*


5 expert hacks for a natural makeup look
A natural makeup look is minimal so it should be easy, right? In reality, it can actually be more difficult to achieve the ‘I woke up like this’ look. Luckily, we’ve compiled some tips from expert makeup artists to help you craft the perfect natural face.  

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Monday, 19 March 2018

2018’s Most Stylish Women and How to Get the Look With River Island *

We all have own kind of style and we have our own opinions on what looks good and what doesn't. But many of us will admit to taking inspiration from well-known celebrities. Here are three of 2018’s most iconic women to discover what their fashion says about them and how you can easily replicate their most famous outfits. 

Image Source - Daily Mail
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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick Review | Does It Work For Oily Skin?


I'm sure you're probably sick of seeing and hearing about the Fast Base Foundation from Makeup Revolution by now because it is everywhere. But I thought I would do a review on the latest super-hyped MUR product because foundation sticks rarely work for me, thanks to my oily skin type. I also haven't really seen many people stating what skin type they have when reviewing the foundation which is annoying. So if you have oily or combination skin and debating on picking this up for yourself then this post may be for you.

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Ways I'm Trying To Up My Blogging Game


If you're a fellow blogger reading this then I'm sure you'll know that we all want to be better at blogging in one way or another and we all have "blogger goals", right? Whether it's our photography game, writing, brands we work with and so on. We're basically our own worst critics and we always feel as if we need to work harder (which is totally fine, as long as you don't burn yourself out). Right now, there are a few things which I really want to improve or change about my blog and I thought I'd share with you how I'm planning on doing so.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Empowered Women And The Rise Of The Self-Love Ring *


You may have already seen or heard about the new trend which is all about self appreciation and self-love. If not, then the trend is the self-love ring. Some women are even taking it as far as marrying themselves and others are in a relationship referred to as ‘sologamy’. Angelic Diamonds, retailers of engagement rings have also seen the rise in the new trend and how women are showing off their independence.


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Monday, 12 March 2018

New In My Skincare Stash


Over the past year or so, I've got really into skincare and trying to figure out what works best for my temperamental skin instead of popping into Boots when I'm running low on a cleanser or a spot treatment and picking up whatever products are on offer for my oily skin type. Because I love trying out skincare products and always hoping to find a holy grail or two, it basically means I've become a bit of a skincare hoarder. But I've recently had a serious destash and got rid of things that just were not for me anymore. So I decided after my destash to buy some products that I really wanted to try out and I've also received a few bits from some brands too which is always exciting. So I thought I'd share with you what's new in my skincare stash and my thoughts on the products so far. 


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Saturday, 10 March 2018

Natural Satin Lipsticks From Burt's Bees


I'm a huge fan of Burt's Bees and they are definitely one of my all-time favourite brands. I love that they are 100% Natural, cruelty-free and affordable. I've recently been trying out some of their Satin Lipsticks which claim to hydrate and moisture your lips for 8 hours whilst being creamy and lightweight. They are also formulated with moringa and raspberry seed oils and the cute honeycomb packaging is made from 60% recycled materials (and they also look great in an insta flatlay).

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

What I've Been Reading, Watching and Listening To Lately


I think these posts are easier to write during the colder months because I love nothing more than snuggling up preferably in my dressing gown, accompanied by either my hot water bottle or one of my cats and getting stuck into a box set or film on Netflix or NOW TV. There has been a quite few TV shows I've been loving over the past month or so as well the odd film or two and... one book (which I still haven't finished). But here are some things which I've been into recently entertainment wise.


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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

My Go-To Pretty Pink Minimal Makeup Look


Lately, I've been opting for more of a minimal makeup look and even though there are a fair few products to get my minimal makeup look, it still looks pretty and natural. I think I'll definitely be using the products below together throughout Spring too because they just make me look more fresh-faced and radiant which I'm all about right now.


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Sunday, 4 March 2018

5 Things I Don't Get The Hype About


~Warning: this post is basically a rant about things that a lot of people love. Don't take offence. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion lol~

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Things I've Been Loving Over The Past Month Or So


I'm finally getting around to writing a favourites post (woo!) I literally haven't done a favourites since November, yep really - oops. But over the past few months I've definitely had a selection of go-to products which I've been loving. I'll even go as far to say that I've found a few holy grail products too. So I thought it was about time I'd share them with you.


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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

EarthWater | Does It Really Work?


EarthWater by Fulhum is a natural, mineral-based alkaline water which claims to do many impressive things including - boost and help rebuild the immune system, reduce stress, improve circulation and lower blood pressure, enable better sleep, remove toxins and free radicals, maintain healthy hair, skin and nails, lower arthritis-related pain and more. It's also calorie-free!

I've been trying out the water over the past few weeks and I've been drinking a bottle every day/every other day and I thought I'd share with you my overall thoughts in a mini review styled post.

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Monday, 26 February 2018

Trying Out Natural World's Charcoal & Mint Range *


Today I'm writing about an affordable London-based haircare brand called Natural World. I've heard of Natural World before and I think I own a few of their hair oils in my stash but I've never gotten around to trying out any of their products until now. Their Charcoal & Mint Ultra Purifying Range contains a Shampoo, Conditioner and also a Balancing Hair Mask (I do love a good hair mask!). Both the Shampoo and Conditioner are in huge 1L bottles so they'll definitely last a while and the Hair Mask comes in a handy tube which is great for travelling and also a storage saver instead of being in a hefty tub. The products are free from parabens, phosphates, phthalates, dyes and gluten with 95% natural-derived ingredients, activated charcoal and organic mint.
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Sunday, 25 February 2018

4 Legit Ways To Make Money Fast *


We all want and need extra cash at times whether it's for an unexpected bill like a car repair or if you just fancy treating yourself to something because you feel like you deserve it after a tough week then I have a few legit ways to make some extra money depending on if you are after a bit of extra pocket money per month or need a lump sum of money asap then carry on reading this post for some simple ways to get the money you need.

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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Trying Teeth Whitening Strips For The First Time...


I'm not a huge fan of my teeth because 1. they are a weird shape and have what I call "frills" going on and 2. I don't have a sweet tooth, I have sweet teeth so many years of sugary snacks and many, many mugs of coffee and cups of tea have caught up on my teeth and they are quite stained. I have managed to get them whiter using Charcoal based toothpastes and also Eucryl Tooth Powder but that takes time and I want something to work a little quicker. So I had already been looking at other ways to whiten my teeth including whitening strips but I was scared about the strips making my teeth become really sensitive. But a few weeks ago an email landed in my inbox about trying out the Nano Intensive Whitening Strips* and I thought I'd take one for the team and try them out and then report back on my blog to anyone who is considering trying out whitening strips. 

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

5 Things To Do To Improve Your Overall Health + Kind Of An Health Update *


It's only February and it's safe to say that my health this year has been shockingly bad, I've literally been unwell with different things since the beginning of December (yes, really!). It got to the point that I was questioning myself "what have I done wrong to deserve this?". But I'm kind of getting over the worst of what's been going on ~touch wood~. So because of this I'm currently trying to improve my overall health both physically and mentally and I thought I would write about some great ways to improve your health and hopefully give you some motivation if you're struggling with your physical health and mental health right now like myself.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Cruelty-Free Makeup Brushes From Nanshy

 

I'm such a makeup brush hoarder but I think it's because I like having "back up" brushes so that when I'm super lazy and cba to wash my brushes, I have another full face worth of brushes to use before I have to wash my brushes. If that makes sense? Yep. I really hate washing my brushes that much. Fact. So when Nanshy got in touch asking if I would like to try out their gorgeous brushes, I obviously said yes please right away. I'd never actually heard of Nanshy before because I kind of just stick to my Real Techniques, Spectrum and also Crown ones because I know they all work well for me. But I really liked the look of the Nanshy ones and another great thing about them is that they are cruelty-free and also vegan friendly and it's nice to try out new tools rather than new makeup, right?

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

A Glossier Haul + My First Impressions


I recently caved and made my second and erm... third Glossier order a few weeks ago. I really wanted to try out their latest product which claims to basically make your skin super clear and it also has cute packaging... so obviously I couldn't resist. Along with the Solution I decided to pick up a few other products from Glossier which I've been wanting to try out for a while so I thought I'd share what I picked up and also my thoughts so far. 
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Saturday, 17 February 2018

A Spring Fashion Wishlist *


Spring is probably my favourite season, I love that the weather is warm but not too warm and that the cold days are not too cold. You get me? I also like that it's the season where everything comes back to life after the cold winter months and seeing daffodils for sale and spring lambs bounding about, I don't know... I just love it. I'm not fond of the cold weather and I don't particularly love Summer because I hate showing my bare arms and legs to the world. I also love Spring fashion and the fact that I can whip out my favourite denim jackets again or go out wearing a chunky knit cardigan instead of wearing a big unflattering coat. So I thought I'd share with you some things I've got my eyes on at the minute in a few places. 
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Pulse Light Clinic's Fat Freezing Coolscupting Treatment *

Today's post is all about Pulse Light Clinic based in London and the Coolsculpting Treatment that they offer. Most people have stubborn fat cells in certain areas which just don't seem to want to budge even if you're exercising regulary and eating all the healthy foods. Coolsculpting is a non-surgical, safe (FDA approved) fat freezing treatment which uses the fat freezing technology of Cryolipolysis which freezes the unwanted fat cells and eliminates the fat cells without needing to use needles or surgery. 
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Friday, 16 February 2018

Latest In Beauty | Date Night Box

 


I used to be such a huge fan of beauty boxes but late last year I decided to opt out of the ones I was signed up to because I found that a lot of the products I was receiving each month weren't for me and I ended up giving half of the products away or just had them sat in my beauty drawers for weeks or months on end. But when an email landed in my inbox a few weeks ago about Latest In Beauty's Date Night Box* I was really impressed at the selection of products inside and decided to see what they were all about. The Date Night Box was initially aimed for Valentine's Day (obviously) but when you're reading this I'm guessing it's a few days after Valentine's because the box arrived on the Monday before Valentine's and I've just been so busy trying to catch up on life and work because of my rubbish health over the past few weeks but hey, that doesn't mean you can't treat yourself or a loved one to the Date Night Box a few days late, right? right. Anyway let's move onto what you're really here for... to find out more about what's inside the box and my thoughts.
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Monday, 12 February 2018

5 New Beauty Launches I'm Loving


There has been so many great releases from brands over the past month or so and I thought I would ~try~ and get it down to just five things I've really been loving and I'm not going to lie, it was hard, but I've finally managed to do it. So I thought I'd share with you my top 5 new-ish beauty releases which I've been enjoying recently.

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Thursday, 8 February 2018

A Homeware Wishlist


I'm currently trying to revamp my bedroom a little because I get bored of how it looks very easily and just want a change. But with my current back problems, it's been hard to actually get it done so I guess you could say it's a work in progress. So far I've moved my room around and rejigged it a little and that's about it. I'm planning on buying the ALEX 9 drawer unit from IKEA in the next few weeks to put in the corner of my room so I have some extra storage space for my overflow makeup and other bits and bobs and then hopefully I'll be able to get around to painting my room later this month. But because I'm not able to actually whip the paint out and do much else to my room until I feel better, I've been looking at a lot of things to maybe buy once it's all done. So I thought I'd show you what I've been eyeing up lately. 
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Monday, 5 February 2018

My Thoughts On Going Self Employed *


I've technically been self-employed through my blog since May last year because that's when I secured my first sponsored post. I began to earn money in dribs and drabs and then late last year my blog really picked up with both sponsored content and also insta #ads via Takumi and I decided at the end of last year that because I was making enough money each month that I should take the plunge and go properly self-employed via my blog. Whilst blogging isn't as easy as non-bloggers seem to think, it's something I really enjoy doing and yes it does have it's pros and cons like any job but I still love it. I may not be making thousands each month but I get along at an okay rate and can afford to pay my bills. I also live at home which is obviously helpful too. Anyway for today's post I thought I would kind of do an update/my honest thoughts on self-employment so far.
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Sunday, 4 February 2018

LOLA Makeup by Perse


I love trying out new beauty brands and finding something new, LOLA makeup are pretty new to the beauty scene and create professional and cruelty-free products. Their packaging is nice and sleek looking and nothing over the top which I personally do really like. I've been trying out a few bits from them over the past few weeks and I thought I would share with you my overall thoughts on the products I've tried so far.

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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Some Makeup Bits I'm Currently Loving


I'm all for healthy, dewy skin right now as my skin is majorly lacking in any type of healthy glow, it's looking very dull but has also been breaking out quite frequently too which is a pain. I also am craving for it to be Spring because Spring is one of my favourite months and I love changing up my makeup for the season. So I thought I would share with you my current go-to glowy makeup picks as well as some new and old favourites in general. 

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Thursday, 1 February 2018

New In From Makeup Revolution!


Makeup Revolution are hands down one of my favourite makeup brands of all time. I love that they release new products pretty much weekly (though my bank account doesn't really approve lol), their products are always reasonably priced and always of high quality. Of course, they are cruelty-free too which makes their price range seem even more impressive. I also like how easy their products are to pick up too from Superdrug or Tam Beauty. A few weeks ago they released 6 new shades to the Renaissance Lipstick range and they very kindly sent me 4 of the new shades to try out for myself and today I'm sharing with you my thoughts as well as swatches of the lipsticks I received.


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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

4 Simple Ways To Beat A Blogging Slump


We've all been there and it sucks. With me when I hit a blogging slump I usually have lots of ideas but I just can't focus and write a post or I've got the motivation to write but I'm stuck for ideas or think the ideas I have at hand aren't very good. As I'm currently writing this I'm just coming out of a pretty bad blogging slump. My health hasn't been the greatest as of lately for various different reasons and I've basically just had a pretty rubbish start to the new year. Because I've been feeling so crap it's been making just not want to write as much as I usually do. Today's post is 4 ways which I find help to boost my motivation for my blog if I've hit a wall. So if you're stuck in a blogging rut right now, I hope these tips help you!

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How to Find Your Perfect Wedding Dress on a Budget*


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Sunday, 28 January 2018

A Cruelty Free Beauty Brand You Need To Try? | Know Cosmetics


Know Cosmetics are a cruelty-free American brand which came to the UK early last year. They recognise universal beauty in the market for makeup and create quality products at a reasonable price. They focus on the fixing side of makeup and make products which tackle any type of everyday makeup challenges you may run into... so they are definitely a brand for me then!
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Saturday, 27 January 2018

My Thoughts On Dermalogica | Influenster Vox Box


Getting a shortlist email from Influenster is very exciting, admittedly I have received a few shortlist emails recently but I didn't make the cut to receive the Vox Box in question. So when I received the email saying "You're IN!" and that I was receiving a Dermalogica Vox Box, I was really happy and excited to try out a brand I've never tried before but had heard good things about. Today's post is all about what I received and my thoughts on each product. 

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Thursday, 25 January 2018

A Guide To Different Types Of Bridesmaids*

Which type of bridesmaids do you have?

It’s a tough decision when it comes to choosing who to have in your bridal party. They have to be sensible enough to organise everything properly but also need to be fun enough to keep you smiling during the stress! A 2016 survey conducted by hitched revealed that brides have on average 3 bridesmaids by their side on the big day. But what are the different types of bridesmaids and what makes them so great?
The Waterfront Hotel, a wedding venue in Bedfordshire, have created this guide to tell us more…

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

5 Revitalising Skincare Products You Need In Your Life


As I've mentioned before on my blog I'm a complete skincare hoarder. I like switching things up often because I find it that it helps my skin when I rotate my selection of go-to products and I'll get the best potential from each of them. Today I'm sharing with you my current 5 favourites from my skincare collection which really help to revitalise my skin and make it glow.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

5 Simple Ways To Give Your Blog a New Year Boost



2017 is behind us and a brand new year has begun for you and your blog. You will undoubtedly have an idea or two already about the content you want to write and goals you can achieve. For many people, this is the perfect starting point for a new diet or fitness regime, but as a blogger, the new year provides the ideal opportunity to give your website a boost.

In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the best ways to start your blogging year on a high and give you the best chance of maintaining momentum throughout 2018.

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

February Wishlist*


I haven't done a wishlist blog post for a while and
 as I'm currently trying to not spend money on things I don't really need, I do have a fair few things on my wishlist for the rest of January and also February. I've somehow managed to get my list down to just nine (how idk) so here are some things I've been lusting after lately.
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Thursday, 18 January 2018

My Thoughts On The Latest Releases From Technic!


I love Technic because they release new products frequently, they're also cruelty-free and affordable. I was recently sent some of their new things to try out and I thought I would show you what I received and share my thoughts on their fab latest releases.


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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

5 Ways To Get Your Hair Looking Fuller & Healthier *



Most of my life my hair seemed to be pretty thick and full of volume and all of a sudden back in 2013 it seemed to thin out and go flat at the roots and frizzy everywhere else. Attractive I know. I honestly blame stress as it happened around the same time a lot of things were going on in my life and it's just never got any thicker. Thankfully since then, I have found some ways which definitely help to make my hair look fuller and healthier in general.

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Friday, 12 January 2018

What Are The Advantages Of Fibreglass Umbrellas?*


Benefits Of Fibreglass Umbrellas
Fibreglass is a hugely lucrative and in-demand material that is used by multiple industries for countless products. But why is it so popular, what are its specific advantages and why should you consider it when choosing an everyday item, like an umbrella?

In this article, we’ll establish how fibreglass is made, what it’s used for and how it’s the perfect material to construct premium umbrellas. 

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7 Ways To Up Your Blogging Game in 2018


I'm trying to shake up my blog a little this year and write about various different topics because I know I've been very beauty focused as of lately. I've recently seen some fellow bloggers struggling with reaching their blogging goals and saying that they've hit a blogging slump and I thought I'd do a post about upping your blogging game. Even though I'm no pro at this I thought I'd share with you some tips which I've found have really helped me and my blog over the past 12 months.
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Thursday, 11 January 2018

5 Things To Do On a Rainy Day *


With January in full swing and the weather being pretty miserable (as expected) I thought this post might be helpful just to give you a few ideas of things to do instead of mindlessly scrolling through your twitter and instagram feeds all day (which I am completely guilty of doing most of the time too). 


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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Alternative Activities for a New Year Fitness Boost*


The new year is a time where many people attempt resolutions and we try to better ourselves in one way or another. If you’re trying to improve your health and fitness in 2018, but aren’t motivated by conventional exercise, this post will show you some alternative activities — from paintball to martial arts — to get you in shape.

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