Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Latest In Beauty: Cosmopolitan Party Starter Edit

Its an on/off relationship I have with beauty subscription boxes. In theory, I love the idea. Who doesn't want a parcel of great products shipped to their door every month? But in practice, you often find yourself falling in and out of love with them, as some months are really great and others can get quite repetitive, or you just receive products you don't like. Having gone back and forth with Glossybox and Birchbox - the two best known monthly beauty sub boxes - I was ready for something a little bit different.

Step forward, Latest In Beauty. This service has been on my radar for a while. It has a slightly different approach, as you select the products that you want to receive. I decided to give it a try, and I've ordered my first standard box - more about that coming soon!

But they also do curated 'collection' boxes and this 'Cosmopolitan Party Starter Kit' really caught my eye. You can see what products are included before you order, similar to Tili box. At £25 its a bit dearer, but the value of the items you receive (around £121) is definitely worth it. You get 15 items from some great brands. I knew I would use everything in the box, so I felt it was well worth the price.

Let's get the party started and take a peek:


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Black Friday Bargains | Beauty & Fashion Haul

Love it or loathe it, Black Friday has spread to the UK over the past five years or so, to the point where it’s now pretty inescapable.

For me, I’m not generally too excited by the idea- mainly because the offers just don’t seem that jaw-dropping. Perhaps I’m too much of a bargain hunter, but 20% off isn’t anything I’d fight other shoppers over, and that seems to be what most retailers offer in the UK, with perhaps one or two bigger loss-leaders.

Still, if you’re going to be buying something anyway, you may as well take notice of any discounts!

So, what did you pick up on Black Friday? I used it as an opportunity to try out a couple of products that had been on my wishlist, and order some items I had my eye on anyway. Here are the deals I found:


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

5 Top Secret Fashion Hacks The A-List Love


Although Hollywood is almost exclusively peopled by those who are genetically gifted, they are also helped every step of the way to look their best. Attended by an army of professional makeup artists, dieticians, personal trainers, hair stylists and - less openly - cosmetic surgeons, the already high stakes are raised even further, which can leave us mere mortals feeling as though they’re barely real.

While you may not have access to the kinds of budgets that A-listers can work with, there are some simple styling tricks you can use to celebrate your figure:


Tuesday, 28 November 2017

In Need Of A Winter Hair Revival?


At this time of year, all things beauty tend to get a little out of hand. There’s just something about the constant cold weather that really throws us off.

And when you’re not prepared for it, it can come as quite the shock. When your skin starts to feel a lot drier and loses its glow, it can be frustrating. But throw into that the idea of your hair getting a little tired too, and it can really start to bring you down.

As much as it might seem hard not too, you’re going to want to make sure that this doesn’t drag you down too much. Instead, you’re going to want to focus on the things you can do to give your hair a winter revival.


Monday, 27 November 2017

How to Achieve Sparkling Skin for Christmas

Christmas seems to be approaching very suddenly. It’s a fantastic time of year to be enjoyed and celebrated. But, your skin and Christmas are sure to have a complicated relationship. While you want to sparkle with glowing, youthful skin for all the Christmas parties and festive events, cold winds, late nights, unhealthy foods and more alcohol than usual can leave your skin dry, sore and spotty. The very last thing you want in all the Christmas selfies.

But, what can you do about it? With that many products on offer you’d need to take out second charge loans to afford them all, it can be hard to know what to do for the best.

However, the sooner you start your Christmas skin prep, the more chance it’s got of shining bright in time for the big day. Here’s a look at all of the things you can do to ensure your skin looks and feels great this festive season. 


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Ways To Wear It: Christmas Jumper Day to Night with PrettyLittleThing

And so it begins. The shops are beginning to crank up ‘Santa Baby…’, festive lattes have crept into all the coffee bars, and the floodgates have opened on seasonal tv adverts. Christmas is coming, and I couldn’t be more excited.

Over the last decade I’ve been slowly getting more and more Christmassy, and now that I have an excited 2-year old I think we have officially reached peak Christmas in the house! In the flurry of finding gifts, wrapping, baking mince pies and general chaos, suddenly you stop and think- what do I wear?

Christmas jumpers have become an absolute must do for stylish Brits who love a big dose of irony with their turkey, and I love a festive knit!

For the ultimate desk-to-dancefloor look, it’s all about how you style your jumper, for a party look that’s fun and never tries too hard.

PrettyLittleThing have an amazing collection of Christmas jumpers that are on trend and affordable with their usual dose of chic. Here’s how I’d style up two of my favourites:

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