Sunday, 28 October 2018

Trick or Treat | Glossybox Halloween Edition

Are you looking forward to Halloween next week?

I've never really celebrated Halloween that much, but it seems to have become a much bigger deal since I was younger. My son is definitely interested in it, so we’re slowly getting more drawn in.

This month saw Glossybox go all out with the spooky theme launching two boxes - Trick or Treat, each containing slightly different goodies. And I ended up with both!


Sunday, 21 October 2018

New Lacura Dupes Reviewed | Pixi, GlamGlow, Sand & Sky

Being on maternity leave, dupes are more on my radar than ever at the moment and supermarket chain Aldi seem to be becoming the undisputed home of the champion copycat product.

Their *ahem* limited edition homages regularly cause stampedes in store, sell out online and crop up on eBay for triple the price immediately (thereby completely eradicating the point of them in the first place!).

People seem to have an enduring fascination because the reviews of Lacura products I've done befoeenon the blog consistently get traffic, even years after writing, and are among some of my most popular posts!

The dupes I've tried before of theirs have all been pretty amazing, so I can never resist giving them a try.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Improving Your Smile In Four Easy Steps

In today’s society, we’re forced to look good all of the time.

Thanks to social media and celebrities dictating how they think people should look in this day and age, it’s no wonder that women are self conscious about the way they look.

In more recent years, having the perfect pearly white smile is all the rage. However, we all know that celebrities have plenty of dough to spend on their smile to ensure that it’s nothing but the best.


Glossybox x Sunday Riley Special Edit

Cult US skincare brand Sunday Riley have been on my ‘want to try list’ for a long time now, so when I spotted that Glossybox were doing a limited edition collaboration with them, I couldn't sign up fast enough. 

Beloved by the A-list and all over our Instagram feeds, their packaging is sleek and their focus is on results-driven, cruelty-free skin products.

With cutting edge formulas and pure A-grade ingredients, I loved the sound of a few of their flagship products. These targeted treatments improve your skin both instantly and over time, which is an approach I can definitely get on board with.


Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Bring Those Unloved Rooms To Life


We all have our favourite rooms in the home. For some, it’s the kitchen where they can create beautiful foods every day.

For others, it’s the living room where they can sink into the sofa, and hardly move until it’s time to go up to bed.

For some, it’s the solidarity of the bathroom, the one room where some escape from family life can be found, as long as the door is locked.

So you have to admit, that sometimes when you have your favourite rooms in the home, it’s sometimes easy to forget about the rooms that you don’t spend as much time in.

But, all it could take is a little bit of effort into such rooms, and they could be your new favourite place to hang out.

So, we’re going to touch on some of the best, yet neglected, rooms in a home, and we’re going to turn them into something fabulous!


Monday, 15 October 2018

Look Fantastic Review | October 2018

October can be a little bit of a strange month with the clocks going back and the seasons changing.

I often find that I get a real energy low around this time of year - it's getting colder and darker but it's still too early to excited about the festive stuff.

In this lull, it's a good idea to go in for extra self-care and that's where a little treat like the Look Fantastic box can give you a pick me up. I've loved every single box I've had from them before.

Could they lift my post-summer blues this month?


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Revolution Skincare | Better Than The Ordinary?

Revolution have long been known for their- well, the kindest term would be ‘tributes’- to luxury beauty products, producing high-performance dupes for cult items like Anastasia's Dipbrow Pomade and the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palettes.

Now, it seems they're coming for the crown of The Ordinary- the no-frills, wildly effective skincare brand that has become a favourite of so many people, including me.

This is a little different from going after the expensive brands and replicating them, as The Ordinary's whole ethos is about being low-cost but powerful.

And with The Ordinary's parent company, Deciem, on shaky ground at the moment as their founder seems to be in self-destruct mode, perhaps the time is right for a new challenger.


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

#BFF Mama Style | A Tale Of Two Dresses

Being confident with style is a rare thing.

We all have Pinterest boards full of pictures of those individuals that seem to have it nailed, but the thing about style is that it's constantly evolving and presenting you with new challenges.

So even if you think you have it down to a fine art, there’s usually a curveball waiting in the wings.

Becoming a mother has definitely been that curveball for me.


Monday, 8 October 2018

Life Lately | September & October 2018

Wow. I can't believe my last catching up post was back in June.

Where has the summer gone? It slipped by in a glare of shimmering hot days while I was looking the other way, and now here we are with the red-gold whirl of autumn leaves at our feet and the bite of the first frosts in the air. What a summer we had though, a long expanse of hot sunny days.

And to be fair, there have been some pretty seismic changes to my life as I had my baby daughter at the end of July. Here’s what’s been happening in my world since...


Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Top Organisational Tips For Every Mama-To-Be

Pregnancy is a magically exciting time in your life. However, there’s sure to be some panic amidst the positivity. This is primarily linked to feelings of being unprepared for the journey ahead. In truth, nobody is fully ready.

A combination of your maternal instincts and experience will kick in to serve you very well. As for the rest, organisation is everything.

Taking control long before the special day is the only solution. Here’s how to make it happen.

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