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The Weekly Top 5 #13

Posted on July 26, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Happy Sunday! This week has been a bit of a funny one for me – I feel like I say that a lot actually! My son has been poorly with a virus and now he’s better he’s passed it to my husband and I, thanks! We’ve both now got some weird lump thing on our tongues which is pretty strange, and it hurts to talk and eat, which is never fun! So I’ve been feeling a bit rotten for the last few days really! In better news though, we also went to a good friend’s wedding yesterday which was a lot of fun, the weather held out and Fred had a great time playing with the other children. By the end of the night all the girls were on the dance floor doing the Macarena, and now I’m left with a slightly fuzzy head today 🙂

I’m also off to London next week with some exciting things planned – all will be revealed soon, and I’m planning to visit one of my blogger chums, Ting from The Ting Thing in Birmingham soon too which is really exciting! It’s basically going to be two full days of shopping, eating and gossiping about makeup!

Here’s this week’s top five

L.A.B.2 Strokes Of Genius Eye Brush Set (£18.99) – This is a brand new brand to me, and even though I’ve only just started using these brushes, I’m super impressed already! This Eye Brush Set includes five must have eye brushes, including an Eyeshadow Brush, Crease Brush, Pointed Eyeliner Brush, Brow & Liner Brush, and Brow & Lash Groomer. Each brush comes with soft touch handle and includes FiberLuxe Technology, which is described as ‘the softest and highest quality filaments for professional results every time’. They promise superior pigment pick-up and release, even colour distribution and precise makeup application. For the price of this set, I’m really impressed so far!

Next is the Palm Skater Dress by Simply Be (£45.00) – I decided last week that I’d better buy a new frock for my friend’s wedding, and ended up in one of my favourite shops – Simply Be. Apart from stocking some gorgeous clothes, I can honestly say the Norwich store has some of the nicest shop floor staff I’ve ever some across. I purchased the super pretty Palm Skater Dress as apart from having a lovely pattern, it’s also the perfect style for my bottom-heavy shape. I love the print, and the fact that it’s black and white so you can accessorise with pretty much any colour imaginable!

The Book of Summer Beauty by ESPA (£24.99) – You can’t beat a surprise in the post! And I was over the moon when I received a beautifully packaged parcel from ESPA this week. The Limited Edition Book of Summer Beauty includes ESPA’s three summer beauty essentials – including the Optimal Skin ProSerum to even skin tone and restore radiance, 24 hour Replenishing Moisturiser to prevent the early signs of ageing and Pink Hair and Scalp Mud to condition hair and scalp. Expect a full review coming up within the next month or so.

Be Legendary Matte Lipstick by Smashbox (£16.00) – I’m a big fan of a matte lip, and Smashbox’s new collaboration with Instagram star and artist, Donal Richardson includes a new matte shade collection that’s just spot on for the summer. I have the shade Paris Pink, which is a beautiful and wearable matte pink shade. The formula includes vitamins and antioxidants to nourish and protect the lips, with an lovely creamy formula.

And lastly, this week’s TV obsession has been Big School. If you haven’t heard of Big School, it’s a new comedy series on Netflix, starring a couple of my favourite comedy actors – David Walliams and Catherine Tate. Big School tells the story of school life from the teacher’s point of view, and the antics they get up to. I won’t tell you anymore, you’ll have to watch it!

In case you missed it – I’m currently holding a giveaway with QVC where two winners will win two Soapsmith sets each, and I’ve also just reviewed some beautiful new Autumn releases from Clarins on the blog too…

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Other things worth mentioning – 

I’ve ben doing a *little* bit of shopping lately, and I’m really excited because I’ve signed up to a new subscription box, which should arrive in early August. Keep your eyes peeled to find out which one it is! And I also have plans in place to finish off my office (which I know I keep going on about) but I feel like I’m finally getting somewhere this time, so I’ll tell you all about it as soon as it’s done 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

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The Weekly Top 5 #11

Posted on July 12, 2015

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Hi Guys!

You’ve probably noticed I’ve had a few weeks off from my weekly Sunday posts, well now I’m back in the game and determined to post my weekly roundup EVERY SUNDAY. Yep I’m determined. Ok so this week I’ve been pretty busy – I’ve been settling into my new job, which is going really well, and I’ve also been having lots of fun in the sun with Fred, playing in his new massive paddling pool at my parents house!

I’ve also been attempting to sort out my ridiculous makeup and skincare stash – I have a slight hoarding problem but I NEED to get over it and throw away, give away and sell a load of stuff. My office is being taken over by products, so I’ve started sorting through everything, and I’m aiming to be finished by the end of the week. I’ll hopefully be doing a blog sale with some of the items I no longer want, so keep an eye out for this next week!

And lastly, my massive £700 giveaway has also just ended, and the winner has just been emailed – thanks so much to everyone that entered! If you missed out this time though don’t worry, I have another giveaway that’s just gone live where you can win a 12 month Glossybox subscription!

This week’s favourites –

As we’ve been out in the sun a lot lately, I’m always careful to use sunscreen. I’m really quite pale, and Fred is even fairer than me, so I’ve been making sure we’re both creamed up! I’ve started using La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50 Comfort Cream (£15.50) this week and it really is a great product. I love that this cream has a super high SPF of 50, as well as being specially formulated for sensitive and sun intolerant skins. It’s easy to apply, moisturising, and non greasy. This cream ticks all the boxes for me!

La Roche Posay also has a really sweet video on Youtube, reminding you to help check your loved ones beauty spots and moles –

Another favourite product from this week has been the Silk Oil of Morocco Fibre Brow Enhancer (£19.99) Now I must admit, as much as I love makeup, from buying it to applying it, I’ve always been a bit lacking in the brow skills department. I usually just give them a quick once over with a brow pencil – and they never look particularly amazing. I just took it that brows wern’t my thing! Anyway, the Fibre Brow Enhancer recently arrived in the post and it’s been a lifesaver! It’s basically super tiny fibres that you brush onto your brows to make them look fuller and thicker. I have really fine and sparse brows so this is definitely the product for me. You literally just apply directly to your brows with the want provided, it takes no time at all, and the product ‘sets’ in 60 seconds too which is handy, and can be removed easily with warm water.

I’ve also been using the Bio Clinica Plus Beauty Treatment (£9.95) this week. This moisturiser is composed of a combination of valuable mineral extracts – from pearls, silk and crystals along with clinically proven plant substances. This is a specially formulated anti-ageing product that protects from dry skin, loss of elasticity, the forming of wrinkles, age related redness, and fatigued eyes. Now I’m the wrong side of 30, I’m up for trying any product that promises to help with the signs of ageing! This Bio Clinica cream contains collagen, aloe vera, allantoines, bisabolol, soy and sesame oil, which can contribute to tightening and firming the skin. I haven’t been using this product very long at all, but I already feel that my complexion is looking brighter!

My drink of choice this week appears to have been Lucozade Pink Lemonade, I have no idea why but I can’t get enough of it at the moment! 🙂

And lastly, my latest Netflix obsession has been Rupaul’s Drag Race! I remember watching one of the first seasons a long time ago, so when I saw this pop up on my recommended list I had to take a look. The queens were just fabulous, as expected, and I just love everything about this show – the divas, the dramas, the ridiculous and amazing makeup and outfits, and especially when when they have to ‘Lip synch… for your life’. If you haven’t seen this series yet you need to check it out!

Other things worth mentioning –

I’ve just had three Colourpop Lippie Stix arrive! YAY! If you haven’t heard of Colourpop they’re a cheap as chips US brand that have been taking the beauty word by storm, with their massive range of affordable products. Just take a look on Youtube and you’ll see what I mean. Colourpop currently only ship to the US though, so I bought these second hand from my #Bbloggers Beauty Swaps and Sales Facebook group and I’m so excited! Keep your eye out for a review coming up very shortly.

And lastly I wanted to include a mention of one of Hayley LBQ’s latest posts – the 30-Something Blog Collective. Hayley has recognised there really is a massive collective of bloggers aged 30 and over, but blogging is still seen as a youngsters game. She wants to let the world know that WE ARE HERE! We have a voice, and we’re not afraid to tell you what we like and what we don’t like. Take a look at her post for all the details 🙂

I hope you’re having a great weekend and that you enjoyed my post xxx

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The Weekly Top 5 #10

Posted on June 15, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Happy Monday! Well this last week has been pretty awesome! It was Freddy’s 4th and my 31st birthday on Friday (check out my awesome birthday giveaway here where you can win over £700 of prizes!) I saw my lovely chum Laura on my birthday morning for cake and fun and spent the afternoon playing with Fred and putting together his new Lego. He’s obsessed with Lego at the moment! He had a birthday party on Saturday at the local soft play centre which was just crazy, there were zillions of kids running around, and he had the best time! I then went out with my friends on Saturday night for tapas in Norwich and a few cocktails, and spent yesterday recovering!

At this point I have a confession. This post was supposed to be published yesterday, and for the last nine weeks I’ve been rather pleased with myself for sticking to my regular Sunday posting schedule but yesterday I basically layed on the sofa and binge watched OITNB. This is Orange is the New Black in case you’re not down with the lingo. The latest series was released on Netflix on Friday and I promised myself I’d pace myself and only watch one of two episodes a day, but I completely binged yesterday and I’m now up to episode 9 – oops!

So anyway, here are the things I’ve been loving last week!

Slim Fast Milkshakes (£1.60) – I started the Slim Fast 3.2.1 diet last week and I’m pretty impressed with myself so far for sticking to it – apart from my birthday treats but that doesn’t count right!? It definitely helps that I love their products, and the Vanilla and Strawberry shakes are definitely my favourites out of their range. I’ve been having these as meal replacements throughout the week and I really recommend them just because they’re so tasty!

Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP (from £43.99 for 30ml) – This is one of my favourite ever perfumes but it’s kind of been unloved and pushed to the back of the shelf in favour of lighter more summery fragrances lately. I brought it out again last week and reminded myself how much I love it, this scent also brings back some great memories for me! Unfortunately I’ve just ran out too, so I’ll need to purchase a new bottle very soon!

OITNB – see above 🙂

Benefit Feelin’ Dandy Set (£25.50) – Fred bought me this for my birthday (clever boy!) I haven’t had any new makeup from Benefit for such a long time so I’m really excited to try this set out. It contains four mini products including High Beam which is one of my favourite ever highlighters.

Gin & Tonic Lip Balm (£5.50) – My stupid lips have been really dry – again. I’ve been applying this G&T balm on a daily basis and found it to be excellent at moisturising my lips. It doesn’t smell that much like G&T though unfortunately but it’s definitely a great little lip balm that does the job!

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

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The Weekly Top 5 #2

Posted on April 19, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Happy Sunday! This is my second week of The Weekly Top 5 – my brand new series where I round up all the gorgeous and fabulous things I’ve been loving from the previous week. You can check out week 1 here.

1. Makeup Revolution Pro Go Mini Brush Set (£4.95) I was sent this super sweet set over earlier this week and i Just love it! Makeup Revolution only recently brought out their first full size brush set, which only costs £20 for 9 brushes, I don’t have them myself but I’ve heard they’re fantastic. This Mini Brush Set is their latest release and it includes a Foundation Brush, Face Brush, Eyeshadow Brush and Angled Brush for eyeliner or brows. Theyr’e handy just to throw in your bag when you’re on the go!

2. The Inbetweeners. To be honest I haven’t had the best week last week. Apart from a few things going wrong, we also found out Fred didn’t get accepted into any of his three school choices, which means we have to go through the appeal process. So by Friday I was pretty fed up! I’ve recently been addicted to House on Netflix but decided to go for a bit of comedy to cheer me up, and Inbetweeners did just that. If you haven’t watched the series I’ highly recommend it, it literally makes me laugh out loud!

3. Richard Ward Chelsea Collection Products I’ve recently been trying out some products from Richard Ward’s Chelsea collection including the Keratin Shine Vitamin Boost Spray and +1 Dry Shampoo. I can’t live without dry shampoo, and this one works really well to freshen up my hair when I don’t have a chance to wash it. The Keratin Shine Spray also gives my sometimes fuzzy hair a really lovely shine, making it look glossy and healthy.

4. Activbod Feel Great Shower Concentrate (£5.00) At the moment, I’m trying the be healthier in mind and body so I’m going for fresher and more energising scents when it comes to bathing. The Activbod Feel Great Shower Concentrate has an energising and stimulating fragrance to help wake you up in the morning and leave you feeling fresh and invigorated. It includes sea minerals, green tea extract and almond oil which work together to cleanse and nourish the skin, whilst a stimulating fragrance of pepper, eucalyptus and lemon fragrance restores body and mind.

5. Salon Science Hydrafoliant Scalp Scrub (£15) This is a luxurious pre-shampoo scalp treatment containing powerful exfoliants to help lift and remove old skin cells for a smoother and clearer scalp. Formulated with the water-binding compounds of AquaCacteen Organic Cactus to hydrate and soothe the scalp, hydrafoliant nourishes and nurtures whilst clearing the way for healthy, radiant hair. I’ve only used this twice so far but I’m loving how it makes my scalp feel. I’m also hoping that after longer use it might help my hair look better and improve growth.

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

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