Sunday, 31 January 2016

Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Her

Valentines Day Gifts Guide For Her Girl Wife Girlfriend Friend Stationery Flatlay

Every time a gift-buying opportunity comes up, I find myself searching the internet for wonderful gifts that someone would love to receive, so this year I thought I'd contribute my gift ideas for the lovely ladies in your life.  Of course Valentines day is around the corner, so you might be looking for a gift for February 14th, but these gifts would be perfect for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries or any other occasion. Amara kindly sent me a few bits and pieces to include in this post (marked with a *), but I have added a few bits and pieces of my own.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Adorable Valentine's Day Cards

Cute Adorable Funny Valentines Day card best picks

Although Rob and I don't really celebrate Valentine's day in a big way, we do get cards for each other.  For the first few years I spent ages trawling around the shops looking for a card which didn't have a soppy poem written in it.  Now I just look online - there are so many different online shops selling unique, cute and funny cards.  The only hard bit is choosing just one! These are my top Valentine's day card picks for your other half for this year.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Skincare I've Fallen Back in Love With

Skincare Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+

For some stupid reason, when I finished my last tube of La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ and pumped out the last bit of Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish I never re-purchased.  Last month, when my skin took a turn for the worst and my face was covered in painful blemishes I was all out of ideas for how to fix it, so I made an emergency order of these two products.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup: Dolce Vita Palette and Lipstick Charms

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Beauty Dolce Vita Eye Shadow Palette and Lipstick Charms

I was lucky enough to receive some beautiful Charlotte Tilbury make up from my parents for Christmas and over the last few weeks I have further and further in love with these beautiful bits.  These products have been on my wishlist for so long and I was over the moon to open them on Christmas day.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Popbands London Review

Popband London hair ties review flat lay

My reason for buying this pack of Popbands is because I am the easiest person to enable in the world.  One day in work I was complaining about the kink my bobble had left in my hair, so one of the girls I work with recommended Popbands.  Less than an hour later, I'd make a sneaky Feel Unique order.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Zoeva Classic Brush Set

Zoeva Classic Face Make Up Brush Set Beauty

After falling madly in love with the Zoeva Rose Gold Eye Brush Set in 2015, I had my sights set on one of their face sets. After listening to me talk about them for weeks, my parents kindly bought me the Classic Face Set for Christmas, and I've been using them every day since!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Warm Toned Eyeshadows

Warm Toned Eyeshadows Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette Urban Decay Naked Gwen Stefani Maybelline Colour Tattoo Nyx Ryst Jumbo Eye Pencil

I am a sucker for a warm eye shadow.  I'm just not keen on cool tones on my eyes, I find myself constantly drawn to warm shades and I prefer how they look on my blue eyes.  I've built up a bit of a collection of warm shadows and although I have a few cooler shades in my stash, these are the ones I find myself reaching for over and over again.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Chroma Stationery Notebooks

Chroma Stationery personalised notebook embossed

After spotting the 'What would Blair Waldorf do?' notebook on Corrie's blog, I couldn't stop thinking about how beautiful the gold embossing was, so followed Chroma Stationery on Instagram... after three hours I'd purchased my own! I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Olivia Burton Midi Dial Silver Bracelet Watch

Olivia Burton Silver Midi Dial Bracelet Watch Jewellery

For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive this beautiful watch from my boyfriend after we spotted it in John Lewis a few weeks before the holidays (see my full What I got for Christmas post here) and I couldn't resist sharing it.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Urban Decay Base - Naked Skin Foundation and Concealer

Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation concealer base make up

I've been quite a big fan of Urban Decay for a while now.  I wrote this brand focus post on them back in May, and have added quite a few more UD products to my collection since then.  I even made the Naked Skin concealer my ultimate beauty favourite of 2015 in my 2015 Beauty Favourites post. so how could I resist making the most of the Feel Unique sale to add their foundation to my stash.

Friday, 8 January 2016

10 Product Face

10 product face tag makeup beauty

I have seen so many '5 product face' posts, but I'm a bit of an all-or-nothing person when it comes to makeup.  I'm either slobbing around the flat without a scrap of makeup on, or I've gone for a full face of slap, there isn't much in between.  I wear a bit less to work every day, but I have a post on the way about the makeup I wear to school.  For me, ten products is a bit more realistic, and this is the sort of thing I'd be wearing to pop to the shops on the weekend or for a relatively normal day, and it doesn't take too much time or fuss to apply.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

St Tropez Self Tan Express Mousse Review

St Tropex Express Self Tan Fake Review Mousse

I don't know about you, but I just feel a bit more myself when I've got a bit of a tan.  I feel more confident, and I just prefer how it looks.  Obviously, at this time of year I'm not getting even a hint of natural colour, and I'm not one for sunbeds so I turn to the fake stuff.

I have tried an endless range of fake tans at all different prices, but I'm pretty sure I've found my favourite here: The St Tropez Self Tan Express.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Roy Grace Books

Peter James Looking Good Dead Kindle Book Review Crime Thriller Murder

Over the Christmas period us teachers are lucky enough to have two weeks away from the classroom, and although I have quite a bit of work to do, I've been spending lots of time catching up with friends and family, eating too much and relaxing.  For as long as I can remember, I've been a bit of a bookworm.  Even since I was small, I've loved getting lost in a fictional world.  Over the last year or so, I've been a sucker for crime/thriller video, and recently I think I've found my favourite series yet.

Friday, 1 January 2016

2015 In Review

Review 2015 personal lifestyle post favourites best bits

Happy New Year!

I wasn't going to do this sort of post, but after enjoying so many fantastic ones over the past few days, I just had to!  Here are my best bits of 2015 (if you want to read my 2014 in review post, click here)!