Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Latest in Beauty Spring 2019 Beauty Heroes Box

-This post contains PR samples/gifted items but no paid content. All opinions are my own-
I haven't had any beauty boxes for around about a year as I've just been getting through the products I already own (either things I've bought or things through PR). So after a bit of a break from beauty boxes, I was so excited to receive Latest in Beauty's Spring 2019 Beauty Heroes Box*. Latest in Beauty are the place to go if you want to get yourself a bargain one-off beauty box or if you want to build your own beauty box each month. In today's post I'm talking about their Spring 2019 Beauty Heroes box which is worth £124 but you can get everything for £28... yep really. It's a complete steal! The box contains 15 must have Spring products and 10 of those products are full sized too!

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Getting My Teeth Whiter and Healthier With WhiteWash Labs *

-*This post is in collaboration with WhiteWash Laboratories, all opinions are my own-
I'm very conscious about keeping my teeth clean and healthy like everyone should be, however because of my love for sweet, strong tea, they do tend to get quite stained quite easily. I also switched to a different whitening toothpaste last year which is all natural as some of my fave toothpastes were making my acid reflux worse (weird, I know) and I've noticed that although I feel the toothpaste I've been using does a good job, my teeth aren't looking their best in terms of how stained they have been looking lately. So I've teamed up with WhiteWash Laboratories to try out their Nano teeth whitening products and to see if I can get some good results from the award winning products.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

4 Quick Fixes For Instant Confidence *

-This post is in collaboration-

Testing Out Some CBD Products From The Drug.Store

-This post contains PR samples/gifted items but no paid content. All opinions are my own-
I'm sure by now that you're aware of how I've basically become dependant on CBD oil as I find it's the best natural pain reliever for my chronic pelvic and back pain and after having a severe reaction to Mefenamic Acid and then finding out that I can no longer take Ibuprofen which is usually my go-to pain relief as it's in the NSAID family, I decided to try out CBD oil around November time last year after having the severe allergic reaction to Mefenamic Acid. This is because Paracetamol doesn't do much for the pain and Co-Codamol just makes my stomach feel weird so I was just stuck for pain relief and I was also super nervous about trying out any new prescribed medication my doctor may offer after having such a bad reaction (I legit thought I was having a stroke and/or dying as I couldn't breathe, I had chest pain and I was having tremors, it was so scary!). I then tried CBD and I've honestly not looked back since. It definitely helps my daily pain and makes my bad flare up days more bearable. I don't find that CBD helps as much with my back pain for weird reason, I don't know if it's because it's a nerve problem(?) and not just an achy back if that makes sense. There's an achy back and then there's a bad back and I deal with the latter on a daily basis. It's just pretty much become the norm for me now but it does limit my abilities but some days are better than others so I just kind of figure it out as I go along. CBD has definitely been an amazing discovery in terms of helping my pelvic pain which I suspect is endometriosis which is a chronic gynaecological disorder which unfortunately doesn't have a cure.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Treating My Mum This Mother's Day With Cosmetify *

-This post is in collaboration with Cosmetify and I was gifted the items featured in this post to produce the content. All opinions are my own-
As I've mentioned in my previous blog posts about Mother's Day, I just love buying and treating others so when it comes to someone as special as my mum I obviously want to go the extra mile and choose something I know she will love! In today's post I've teamed up with Cosmetify to talk about what brands they sell on their website and which products from the Cosmetify hub I chose to treat my mum to as well as a few other picks which I think my mum and other mums would love to be treated to this upcoming Mother's Day!

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Mother's Day Gift Guide #2

-This post contains PR samples/gifted items but no paid content. All opinions are my own-
I love buying gifts for people in general whether it's for a certain occasion or just a pick me up kind of gift, I just love treating other people. So obviously when it's comes to buying a gift or gifts for someone as special as my mum then it makes it extra special. I know people buy for their grandmothers for Mother's Day too but unfortunately both of mine are no longer with us. I thought I'd do a gift idea blog post which could be for both your mum or your grandmother depending who you buy for. The price range of the gifts featured in this post is low to high so there's something for everyone's budget. Anyway I hope you enjoy reading this post and I hope it gives you some ideas if you are stuck! I also have another gift guide here for more ideas too.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Let's Talk About Going On The Pill...

Warning: If you don't like reading or talking about "girl problems", pain, blood, periods, and anything along those lines then this post is not for you.

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Stories of Some Striking Stones *

-*This post is in collaboration with Tateossian-

If any of us are lucky enough to be thinking of giving someone we love a carefully chosen piece of high-end jewellery, maybe some classy cufflinks or luxury bracelets, the choice we make needs to be meaningful. The recipient’s tastes and style choices are a big part of that, but there’s also the story of the stones to consider. Different gems have different meanings, symbolism, and historical connections. The more we know about these, the even more extra-special we can make our gifts. Here are five stories of some striking, but perhaps lesser known stones you might want to consider.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

5 Cruelty-Free & Vegan Friendly Haircare Products I've Been Trying Out Recently

-This post contains PR Samples/Gifted items but no paid content. All opinions are my own-
 Although I have a fair amount of hair care products which have been my favourites for a while, I'm always up for trying out new products and different brands to see if they work for my hair type which is basically a bit of everything - it's quite thin although it doesn't look it really because I like my hair to be cut quite blunt to make it look thicker and it's also frizzy and dry but my roots get greasy quickly. So it's really hard to find products which work for everything. In today's post I'm writing about five products I've been trying recently and whether they worked for me.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

How To Acheive a Good Work Life Balance *

-*This post is in collaboration with CT Shirts-


Sunday, 10 March 2019

Trying Out Naturopathica Citrus Flavoured CBD Lozenges *

-*This post is in collaboration with Naturopathica, all opinions are my own-
I'm always talking about how CBD has really helped with my chronic pains, anxiety and sleeping problems and although I'm still in pain daily using CBD has definitely taken the edge off my daily pain and has literally stopped me being basically bed bound like I was for the majority of last year. Throughout last year I received minimal help and advice from the many doctors and other healthcare professionals I saw and although I'm 95% sure I have endometriosis and I think I've actually had it since I was a early teen. I've just been constantly fobbed off by everyone and passed around like a parcel and just been told it's "chronic pain" which basically means you've had pain in this particular area for over a certain amount of months so yep, it's chronic. I just feel extremely let down by the people who are supposed to help. So I've taken matters into my own hands for now and I'm just going along with it as best as I can and I'm taking CBD oil daily and I've also started on the pill to see if it'll relieve my pelvic pain and I tend to use a hot water bottle daily and my TENS machine most days too. 

Friday, 8 March 2019

3 New Skincare Products I've Fallen In Love With

-This post contains PR samples/gifted items but no paid content. All opinions are my own-

I think we all know by now how much I love skincare and trying out different skincare products and brands. So I thought I would talk about three products which have basically blown my mind over the past month or so including one which has knocked one of my all-time favourite products off the top spot too. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Trying Ambience CBD Muscle Balm and Body Oil For My Chronic Pains

-This post contains PR samples/gifted items but no paid content. All opinions are my own-
If you've been following me on social media or reading my blog since last year then I'm sure you'll know that I've been diagnosed with chronic pelvic pain and chronic back pain which I suspect is endometriosis even though no doctor or gynaecologist seems to want to listen to my obvious symptoms of the horrible disease. So for now I'm just trying to get by day-to-day using CBD oil, having a hot water bottle constantly on my back or lower stomach area and I've also started on the pill to see if it'll suppress the symptoms a little. Because CBD oil itself doesn't seem to help with my back pain much but helps with my pelvic pain pretty well most days I thought maybe applying something topically around the main area of pain would help and/or boost the pain relieving effects more so when I got the opportunity to try some products from Ambience CBD I obviously said yes. So here's how I've gotten on with the two products I've been trying out.


Monday, 4 March 2019

Mother's Day Gift Guide - My Twelve Top Picks *

-This post is in collaboration with Card Factory, all opinions are my own-
Mother's Day is just around the corner and I personally always like to make sure I'm not rushing out last minute or paying for next day delivery a day or two before the actual day. So in this post I'm sharing some lovely things which I've come across whilst I've been on the hunt for a few things for my own mum for Mother's Day which you might be interested in purchasing for your own mother or grandmother.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Two Unisex Fragrances I Love

-This post contains PR samples/Gifted items, no paid content. all opinions are my own-
I do love a good fragrance and I definitely have more fragrances in my possession than I really but I do often go through them all and pass on or sell bottles which I'm not really reaching for much. In today's post I thought I'd talk about two unisex scented fragrances which I really like. One has been a favourite for almost a year and the other one is pretty new to me. 

Friday, 1 March 2019

The Evolution of Romance *

-This post is in collaboration with Angelic Diamonds-

How have romantic traditions changed?

With the popularity of dating apps, social media and a range of popular dating terms (ghosting, anyone?) you could be forgiven for thinking that romance is dead – but is it really? A recent survey spanning different generations by dating site eHarmony found that millennials actually place a high value on romance and are the most romantic of all the generations. It could be possible that younger people express love and romance differently when compared to previous generations. Here, Angelic Diamonds who specialise in marquise diamond rings, investigate how romantic traditions have changed over the years.
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