Posted on: 16 December 2014

Christmas Inspiration

Pinterest is my favourite place to find inspiration, especially when it comes to Christmas. It's actually made me want my own place even more seeing all the gorgeous decorations and trees.

Where do you like to get inspiration?

Posted on: 15 December 2014

Christmas Guide: Gifts For Him

As you've probably guessed by the title we have a gift guide for the male friends and family members, a mixture of fun and fabulous gifts!

Bottle Cap Zapper Tool - Find it here from Topman
Paco Rabanne 1 Million - Find it here from Superdrug
Pizza Chef Grow Your Own Pizza - Find it here from River Island
Make Your Own Vintage Car - Find it here from ASOS
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil Book - Find it here from ASOS
Tabletop Football Game - find it here from River Island
Man Food Cookbook - Find it here from ASOS
Lynx Peace Trio Gift Pack - Find it here from Superdrug
Hardware Shoe Shine Kit - Find it here from ASOS
Baylis & Hardin Gift Set - Find it here from Superdrug


Posted on: 14 December 2014

Review: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish

If you've heard of this product, you're probably sick of seeing reviews, though if you haven't heard of this product, (other than the fact you must be living under a rock) you are seriously missing out!

I received this 30ml version of the famous Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish back when I purchased this beauty box, in fact it was the entire reason I bought that box in the first place, though the reason it's taken me nearly two months to try it out? Purely because I'm an idiot!

If you're not sure what this product is or does, it's simply a two step cleanser that removes all of make up and dirt on your face without a fuss. The first step is to apply it, simply like applying a facial cream; massage it in circles over the entire face and neck. The second step is to run the muslin cloth under warm water and wash it all off. Then you're done, it's that simple.

I was happily surprised when I first used this cleanser, the idea was a bit strange and I assumed it would require a lot of effort to wash off, but it really doesn't. When I wear heavy waterproof eye make up it may take a little bit of extra time but it still gets every inch of it off, even when I wear Benefit's They're Real mascara which we all know is a pain to remove!

The 30ml travel tube and cloth is just £5.50 and the largest 200ml tube and cloth is £26.25, which I find extremely reasonable considering how long it lasts. You can find the full range of sizes, pumps, tubes and even cloths here.

Have you used this cleanser, what are your thoughts?

Posted on: 13 December 2014

Giveaway: L'Oréal So Couture Gift Set

So Couture gift sets are part of an offer on Boots, spend £14.99 or more on selected L'Oréal products and you'll recieve one of these gift sets free. Of course I received the set when purchasing the L'Oréal Palettes and it was a great little extra.

The set includes: 
Volume Million So Couture in Black 
Color Riche Nail Varnish in Exquisite Scarlett
Color Riche Eyeliner in Snow White 
Color Riche Lipstick in Scarlette Créme

I am yet to use any of the products, but they do look quite classy with gold packaging and I shall definitely be showing them off in my Muji drawers.

As I purchased two palettes, I received two gift sets and I don't need double of these products so of course I'd shall be giving one of them away. To enter the giveaway just enter using the raffle copter widget below, remember the more entries the more chance you have of winning.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Unfortunately this giveaway is for UK residents only.

Posted on: 12 December 2014

Decorating The Tree

I'm a very festive person and I love seeing other people's Christmas decorations including their trees, it's amazing seeing the different styles and choices people have, so I thought it'd be a nice idea for me to post my own Christmas tree, which my stepsister and I put up and decorated on Sunday. I especially thought it'd be a good idea as I'm doing Blogmas (or at least attempting to do it) and I want to ensure there's plenty of festivity on my blog.

This tree is artificial as you can probably tell and is now ten years old which is pretty crazy, I remember when my mum used to lift me up to place the star on top! I even think some of the decorations on the tree are pretty old too though there are plenty of new ones. The theme tends to be red, silver and white with a few special decorations thrown in here and there!

Have you put your Christmas tree up yet? What's it like?

Posted on: 11 December 2014

Review: L'Oréal Paris La Palette Nude

 I was browsing through Boots website for Christmas ideas when I remembered that L'Oréal had released a nude palette last month that I'd spotted on a few Blogger's pages. I quickly added two to my basket (one for a gift) and have been eagerly waiting for the postman to knock on my door.

The first thoughts when seeing this palette was the size, it's a lot smaller than I imagined, I can fit the entire thing on the palm of my hand, but nevertheless it looks smart, simple black plastic packaging with an easy to open clasp and you're welcomed by a huge mirror that covers the underside of the lid and although the palette is a smaller size the pans are the perfect size to fit your brush into. Though they include their own double applicator brush, I definitely prefer to use my own as neither ends apply a great amount of pigmentation nor blend well.

The colour range includes four mattes and six shimmers with a range of pink and purple tones throughout, expectant considering the palette's shade is rosé. There isn't a black insight which makes a fantastic change! In regards to pigmentation and formula I found the matte shades tend to be a little be troublesome when applying, they take a little work to blend well over the lid without streaking. The shimmery shades however are very soft making them easy to blend, though some of the pigmentation is a little off and needs building up.

Overall I think L'Oréal have done pretty well in bring a nude palette to the drugstores and it's the perfect travel palette, small and lightweight with a range of shades for day and nightwear.
Find it for £15.99 from Boots,

What are your thoughts on this palette?

Posted on: 09 December 2014

Christmas Guide: Gifts For Her

I'm going to very unoriginal here by posting a Christmas gift guide, but it's such an easy and practical post especially as I'm doing Blogmas and it's rather unlikely bloggers will have the same gift guides, so it's a great idea to read a variety and get lots of ideas!

Hot Water Bottle - Find it here from Topshop
Merry Christmas Hip Flask - Find it here from Urban Outfitters
Benefit Sugarglam Fairies Gift Set - Find it here from Boots
Eyelure Lash Edit (Paris) - Find it here from Superdrug
EOS Hand And Lip Balm Pack - Find it here from Urban Outfitters
Pug Keyring - Find it here from H&M
Real Techniques Nic's Picks - Find it here from Superdrug
Lip And Cream Blush Set - Find it here from Topshop
Braiding Handbook Book - Find it here form Urban Outfitters
Magic Frog To Prince - Find it here from River Island


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