Sunday, 30 August 2015

Caring for Coloured Hair

Best High Street Products to Look After and Care For Coloured or Dyed Hair

I've coloured my hair for as long as I can remember: it's been various shades of brown, blonde, black and red.  I love changing my hair style and colour, but the hair dye and heat styling does mean that the condition isn't always perfect. I've tried endless products to keep my hair looking good, but these are the ones that seem to be working lately.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Five High Street Beauty Favourites

High Street Beauty Product Favourites

I do love splashing out on high-end makeup, but sometimes you can't beat the shops right under our noses.  These five products are affordable, easy to find and absolutely brilliant!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Stationery Wishlist

A few weeks ago I took part in one of the #lbloggers chats on twitter; the topic was organisation and by the end of the hour I wanted so much stationery.  I basically spent the rest of the night scrolling through endless pages of notebooks, diarys, post-it notes and pens looking for cute stationery - here are my favourite finds.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Brecon County Show

On August 1st I set my alarm bright and early and hopped in the car heading for Brecon for the annual County Show.  After feeling jealous looking at all of the photos from the 2014 show I was desperate to go for a look around this year. It was a bit grey and rainy so we put our waterproof coats on and headed up to mid-Wales.  It's in the middle of nowhere and we were struggling to find 4G to use my Google Maps app, but it was really well signposted and I managed to find it without any help from the internet! 

Friday, 21 August 2015

MAC Cut A Caper

Say hello to my new favourite summer lip colour.  

I am a coral lip addict, I can't resist buying endless peach and coral toned lipsticks and I've built up quite the collection.  Cut a Caper was on my wishlist for years but it was always so hard to find because it's usually released as part of a limited edition collection, but I finally managed to grab it earlier this year.and I'm so happy I did!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Millie's Cookies Recipe

On a grey, rainy day a few weeks ago my sister and I were having some serious Millie's Cookies cravings so we dug around the cupboards and had a browse on the internet before cracking out the mixing bowl.

Monday, 17 August 2015

My Travel Essentials

FINALLY! After what seems like forever since booking, today I am off to hop on a plane and enjoy a week of sun, sea, sand and too many cocktails.  Rob and I are off to Marbella for a few days before heading back to Portsmouth ready for the start of a new school term.  Although it isn't far away, I'm a bit of a rubbish traveller so here's what I'll be taking with me to keep me entertained.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Southsea Food Festival

During our last weekend in Portsmouth before heading home for the summer the annual Southsea Food Festival was on.  Most weekends there is a little market in Southsea so we weren't expecting it to be too different but we were wrong. It was absolutely huge - the streets of Southsea shopping centre were packed with amazing stalls.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream

After talking about it pretty much every day (oops) my mum treated me to this beautiful perfume for my birthday last month, and it's quickly become my go-to summer scent.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Recently Read #2

This post has the mini-reviews of the second half of the books shown in the image - I posted about the first lot last week!

Friday, 7 August 2015

Southsea Beach Cafe

A few weeks ago my parents popped down to Portsmouth to visit Rob and I.  The Sunday was rainy and grey (typical British summer time) so we headed out to grab some lunch.  I'd heard brilliant things about the Southsea Beach Cafe and it's in the nicest place - right on the seafront - so we gave it a go.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Lush Ickle Baby Bot

When my sister picked up the Lush intergalactic bath bomb (here) from the Oxford Street store, she also grabbed me this little cutie.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Recently Read #1

I've been terrible at keeping up with reviewing the books I've read lately, so I'm doing this a bit differently - I'll go through a few of my recent reads all in one post letting you know what I thought.  I'm planning on splitting this post into two parts - the first half of the books shown in the picture will be in this post, and the rest will come this time next week.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Glow Getters

For years I completely avoided all hint of highlight because I was petrified that it would just emphasise my oily skin, but this year everyone seems to be having a bit of a highlighter moment so I gave it a go and I love it! I do need to apply it sparingly but it adds a healthy glow to my complexion which I adore.  These are the products I've been reaching for to add a bit of a glow to my face.