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The Weekly Top 5 #18

Posted on September 23, 2015


Hi Guys!

Ok, I know this is technically my Sunday post that’s kind of a bit late (well three days late) but my excuse is that things have been really hectic over the past few weeks, so I’m playing catch up with everything at the moment. If only there were about six more hours in the day I’d be happy!

Well not much has been going on for me lately except work really! Fred has finally settled into school now, which is a relief. I hated leaving him there upset for the first few days. And in other news I’m off to London tomorrow for some meetings and an event, yay! I’m also hoping to plan a weekend away for the family before Christmas, so if you can recommend anywhere family friendly for me please do let me know!

Here’s this last weeks top 5 –

Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Creme (£47.00) – it’s been quite a while since I’ve tried anything from Ole Henriksen, so I was excited when Escentual asked if I fancied trying their new Invigorating Night Creme out. This luxuriously thick cream promises to re-texturise and renew your complexion overnight by balancing and brightening your skin while you sleep. The formula includes glycolic, lactic and fruit acids to deeply penetrate the epidermis, encouraging cell renewal to reveal smoother skin. As well as their Fruit Acid Complex, which is a concentrated cocktail of bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon to lightly exfoliate the skin’s surface, breaking down the bonds of dead skin cells and boosting elasticity of the skin’s surface. This Night Creme is super hydrating, and as expected it smells gorgeous too. Since I’ve started using it I’ve been waking up with fresh feeling skin every morning 🙂

Rocket Dog Stassi Saloon Boots (£59.99) – I LOVE ankle boots for Autumn, and these Stassi Boots from Rocket Dog just fit the bill for me. They’re in a pull on style, with tassel detailing on the sides and a mid-height western heel. They’re really comfortable – as I can’t actually walk in heels higher than this – and can easily be dressed up or down.

Sleek Creme To Powder Blush in Pink Peony (£5.99) – I love creme blushers, and this new offering from Sleek (one of my favourite drugstore brands) is no exception. The creme to powder formula is a beauty to blend out, whilst giving a really pretty satin finish. Pink Peony could be described as a slightly scary shade, just because it looks so intense in the pan. In reality though, with a light hand this gives a beautiful flush of colour that’s perfect to brighten any complexion for the cold season.

Arquiste – The Architect’s Club Fragrance (£135.00) – Ok I know it’s crazy expensive, but this perfume is just beautiful. I’ve just received my mini sample as part of Bloom Perfumery’s fragrance sample subscription and this is definitely one of my favourite fragrances I’ve received so far. With notes of juniper, oakwood, bigrade orange, lemon peel, amber, vanilla, angelica root and gaiac wood, this is an intense, unusual and beautiful seasonal scent.

This weeks TV of choice isn’t actually on Netflix surprisingly. The Following, on freeview channel Pick was kindly recorded for me by my other half, without me knowing. He thought it was my type of thing, and he was spot on! The Following, stars Kevin Bacon as Ryan Harding, an agent with the job of chasing down a psychotic serial-killer’s cult following. It’s a fantastic series!

In case you missed it – this little beauty is still up for grabs! This is a customised palette by Neve Cosmetics, made by yours truly. You’ll be amazed at the swatches too. Take a look and enter the giveaway here.


Current covets – 

This is a new section I’ve decided to add to my weekly post, just to let you know which products I’m currently lusting after. This week I’ve had my eye on the Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo. At £68.00 it’s definitely on the expensive side, and unfortunately I can’t justify buying it at the moment – boo! Take a look at some swatches online though and you’ll see how pretty it is!

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Other things worth mentioning – And lastly, if you have a moment please take the time to check out the video below, yes it’s an advert, but it has a really important message that I think will resonate with most of us.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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The Weekly Top 5 #17

Posted on September 15, 2015


Hi Guys!

Ok so this post is slightly late, it was supposed to be published at the weekend but I’ve had so much going on I didn’t get a chance. I know I’ve been a bit AWOL this last week as far as the blog is concerned. I’ve just had a lot going on, which I won’t go into now, plus Fred has just started school! He was pretty upset for the first few mornings but soon got into it, bless him. He’s been on half days all of last week to get used to it, which has been quite difficult from my point of view as it’s completely thrown our schedules out the window! He’s just started full days yesterday though, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get myself a bit more organised this week!

Here’s this week’s top 5 –

I’ve fallen completely in love with Jo Malone London Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne (£42.00) – I’m a big fan of JM products byway, but I have to say this new fragrance is definitely one of my favourites. With top notes of cardamom, heart notes of mimosa and base notes of tonka bean, this fragrance is warming, comforting and perfect for Autumn. I’ll have a full review coming up soon.

I’ve had the Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio (£35.00) for a while now but I’ve only just got round to using them regularly. This set includes three ‘sticks’ including a darker shade for contouring, a light shade for highlighting and a medium shade for bronzing. I love that these creamy sticks are so easy to use – you literally just apply direct to your face and blend in. The shades are easy to blend together and customise to reach the strength of colour required to suit your complexion. I’m pretty pale so I was concerned the contour shade might be too dark for me, but I apply lightly and blend in well and it works a dream!

This week, my living room has been fragranced by the beautiful Orla Kiely Orange Rind Scented Reed Diffuser (£32.00) – this diffuser contains a luxury blend of orange rind, sandalwood, and eucalyptus essential oils, infused with a hint of nutmeg, to create an indulgent and warming scent. I highly recommend this if you’re a fan of citrus scents.

I’ve also just added this lovely Treaclemoon Vanilla Moment Bath And Shower Gel (£2.99) to my bathroom cabinet. I’ve tried Treaclemoon bath products before and they’re just fantastic, as well as affordable. This vanilla scented bath and shower gel smells amazingly yummy, and it’s perfect for an indulgent bubble bath!

And lastly, I have new shoes! These Clarks Janey June Leisure (£55.00) are in a classic Mary Jane style, but with a twist. Clarks shoes are definitely my go-to brand for comfort, as well as style and these gorgeous black leather shoes fit me perfectly. They’re also super durable so I know they’re going to last me a very long time.

In case you missed it –

Did you catch this gorgeous Tarte Miracles From The Amazon Set on the blog last week? It really is a beautiful collection, it’d make the perfect gift for a makeup fan, or if you’re looking to treat yourself.


This Weeks’ Top Covet – This is a new addition to my weekly favourites posts. My wish list is forever being added to so I thought it would be fun to include something I’ve been lusting after in the previous week…

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This stunning Ombre Moto Jacket is just EVERYTHING. I’m not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse that it’s not available in my size right now, but one day it will be mine, oh yes.

Other things worth mentioning –

Keep an eye out on Twitter on Wednesday night for the #SlimFastWorksForMe chat. This will be starting at 8pm, hosted by myself as well a two other lovely bloggers. We’ll be talking all about healthy eating, motivations and goals as well as SlimFast’s exciting new products – and there will also be a competition too!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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The Weekly Top 5 #16

Posted on August 23, 2015


Hi Guys!

Happy Sunday! 🙂

Is it me or do the weeks just seem to be flying by really quickly at the moment? I saw someone tweet that X Factor is starting next weekend, which pretty much means it’s Christmas really doesn’t it? Crazy! Anyway, we’ve had a great couple of weeks with my brother in law and his family, they came over from Japan and for the last two weeks we’ve been having some lovely days out. Freddy’s really going to miss his cousin now they’ve gone, so I’m trying not to talk too much about them as I don’t want him to get upset.

Hopefully blogging will return to normal this week. Just from having a few days out and evening meals, I’ve found it so much harder to plan my time and fit everything in. I should have a whole load of posts coming up this week with some gorgeous new beauty products and stationery to show you.

Here’s this weeks top five –

Lemon Curd High Tea Classic Jar Candle from Flamingo Candles. This scent takes me right back to my childhood when I had a phase of having lemon curd sandwiches for breakfast! I just love the sweet smell of this candle, it’s lemony-sweet and yummy and just makes my house smell amazing. Flamingo Candles offer a massive range of scents that are really affordable, so definitely check their site out if you’re a candle fan!

17 Month Classic Florabunda Agenda from Ban.do. My amazing stationery order from Ban.do finally arrived (after some rather hefty import fees) and I think I’m in love! I’ll have the full details in a post hopefully later this week, but until then, just marvel at the beauty of my new agenda! Isn’t it pretty!

ASOS CURVE 90’s Skater Dress with High Neck from ASOS. I had a little ASOS splurge last week and bought myself some much needed new clothes. Half the items didn’t fit – thank God for free returns hey! But out of the few that did, my favourite was easily this really simple but pretty skater dress. It hugs me in the right areas, and skims over those I’d rather cover up. The colour is also much nicer than the picture, it’s more of a muted terracotta-red shade. I’m very happy with this purchase!

Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover from Boots. Considering Nivea is a massively popular brand, I haven’t actually tried many of their products at all. So I was really excited when this brand new eye makeup remove arrived on my doorstep last week. The Daily essentials Double Effective Eye Make-up Remover has a two-phase extra strength formula, including an oil phase to effectively remove even waterproof mascara and eye-make-up, and an aqueous phase to protect and care for the eye lashes, without leaving an oily residue. And it really does work! It takes my eyeliner and waterproof mascara off with minimal rubbing, and leaves my eyes feeling clean, refreshed and happy!

And lastly Pia Jewellery – I have some gorgeous pieces from Pia that I’ve been wearing this week, including this beautiful Mystic Topaz ring. Keep an eye on the blog later this week for my full post 🙂

In case you missed it –

#Bloggerbalckmail has been the talk of the week on social media, and when I say this week, it was trending on Twitter on Monday, being mentioned on Tuesday, and pretty much forgotten about by Wednesday. In case you somehow missed this and want to catch up with the drama, take a look here for my thoughts.

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Other things worth mentioning –

As a blogger, you know when you get a really exciting email and your heart skips a beat? Well I had one of those last week. A very exciting project is on the cards, it’s only in the very beginning stages right now, so watch this space!

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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The Weekly Top 5 #15

Posted on August 16, 2015


Hi Guys!

Well it’s now the end of a long week for me, we have family over from Japan this week and next, and we’ve been so busy on trips out and going out for meals, it’s been hectic, but great fun! We went to the local Dinosaur Park earlier in the week, the kids had a great time but it was pretty tiring for all of us, and we’ve also been out for a meal, and a family BBQ yesterday. Next week we’re off to the seaside too, I can’t wait! We were also supposed to be going camping too, but it looks like that’s been cancelled now as the boys have decided to go on a brewery tour tomorrow instead – typical!

It was also my husband’s birthday on Wednesday, he’s now the ripe old age of 33. He was pretty spoiled and received some lovely presents, so I’ll be sharing them in a post later this week. As well as that I’ve been starting to plan what Fred needs for school, I can’t believe he’s starting in a few weeks’ time, bless him! Anyway, enough rambling, Here’s this week’s top five –

Roger & Gallet’s Fleur de Figuier EDP (£27.00) has been this weeks’ fragrance of choice. With top notes of Mandarin, Pink Peppercorn and Candied Fig Accord, heart notes of Violet Wood and Fig Pulp, and base notes of Musk, Patchouli and Moss, this is such a beautiful, fruity and sweet fragrance for summer, and at just £27 for 50ml, I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a new perfume right now.

I have a bit of a love / hate relationship with nail polish. I do actually love it, but I’ll go for ages not wearing any, then I’ll just have a massive polish phase for the next month or so, changing the shade every few days. Well I’ve just started using Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in 535 Perfect Pair. This is the most beautiful nude pink shade, with a hint of beige. The shade suits my pale skin really well and doesn’t make me look washed out – I love it!

This week’s Netflix obsession has been The L Word. This is a US series that started way back in the early 2000’s – but I’d never heard of it before! If you haven’t heard of it either, the series follows the lives and loves of a group of lesbian and bisexual friends living in LA. It’s a fantastic series with equal parts drama, comedy and sex. A definite must-see.

And I’ve also just discovered ‘The best Gin in the world!I don’t drink very often, but I am partial to the odd G&T, and Napue Gin (£31.89) has just been voted the winner of the first ever official G&T competition, held by The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Napue is described as a full bodied spirit with a herbal sweet taste and hints of sea-buckthorn, cranberries, pepper, rye and birch leaves. I’m no expert, but I can tell you this is definitely something special!

And lastly, Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil Spray – Rosehip Fragrance (£7.49) – this is a brand new multi-purpose skin perfecting dry oil, designed to moisturise and soften skin whilst helping improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, dry damaged skin, uneven skin tone and ageing skin. I love the Rosehip scent of this product, as well as the fact that it sinks into the skin super fast, leaving no residue. I can’t comment on the other claims as ye I’m afraid, but time will tell if it really works!

In case you missed it –

I’m holding not one but two giveaways at the moment, you can win a pair of festival tickets and a pre-pitched tent worth over £500 here and a brand new Urban Decay Smoky Palette here. Good luck!


Other things worth mentioning –

I’ll be starting work on a brand new project soon, it’s top secret at the moment I’m afraid, but further details will follow in due course – keep your eyes peeled on Twitter! I’m also off to London on Friday for my work’s summer party which I’m really excited about. I think I’ll try to keep away from the shops while I’m there – Selfridges is calling me though! 😀

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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The Weekly Top 5 #14

Posted on August 2, 2015


Hi Guys!

I hope you’re having a great weekend? It’s Sunday again, and I must admit I’m feeling slightly hungover. And by slightly I mean I’ve been laying on the sofa all day with my red blanket, not sure if I wanted to eat anything or if the thought of food made me want to be sick, drinking pint after pint of water. Yeah I can’t drink like I used to. I used to be the classic weekend binge drinker, but now I’m ‘grown up’ and ‘more mature’ I literally hardly ever drink these days, so my friends wedding in a brewery, then reception in a pub yesterday was a bit of a shock to the system! It was a lovely day though and we really did have the best time. I’m just feeling it today!

Ok so this week I’ve been pretty busy, I’ve been working lots of shifts and I also had a cheeky trip to London on Thursday. I went for a rather fancy facial treatment, and a couple of beauty events in the evening where I heard about some gorgeous new products. I’ll be writing about these later in the week so keep an eye out for my posts!

Here’s this week’s top five –

Fresh Fig Signature Candle from The White Company (£20.00) – I do love a good candle, and this brand new offering from The White Company is right up my street. Described as ‘like sitting beneath a sun-warmed fig tree in Provence’, it has notes of fresh fig, succulent cassis, citrus and tomato-leaf, as well as vetivert and a touch of sweet lilac to create this beautiful and elegant scent.

TeckNet Power Bank from Amazon (£12.97) – I don’t actually know how I’ve survived this long without a power bank. I guess I’ve been travelling a bit more lately, and you’ll know as soon as you turn your data on your phone, it just drains your battery. On the train to London my battery went down by nearly 25% after just an hour’s worth of usage and one phone call. So my new power bank really did come in handy. You just plug it into your laptop to charge via USB, then obviously remember to take with with you when you travel, and just plug your phone into it when you’re in need of a bit of juice. Easy!

NUVA Spring Water – I’ve been trying to get away from the energy drinks lately. I’m a creature of habit, and will often find myself reaching for one more because I’m used to it, rather than being thirsty. So I’ve been carrying bottles of NUVA Spring Water around with me instead. This is a natural spring water with a ‘kiss’ of extracts and flavours. Containing no sugar, sweeteners or preservatives, Melon and Jasmine is my favourite flavour, with a lovely blend of Honeydew Melon and a hint of floral Jasmine.

THX Hair Straighteners in Pink (£18.00) – I try not to style or straighten my hair too often, as my hair is not in the best condition, and I don’t want to make it worse than it already is. These nifty little straighteners tick all the boxes for me though, firstly they’re pink! They also have ceramic coated plates, they heat up within 30 seconds and also offer variable temperature, which is perfect for my delicate locks. Oh and they’re also cheap as chips 🙂

Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque Liquid Lipstick in Feeling Reddy (£8.99) – I love a strong red lip for a night out or a wedding, and I decided to use my beloved NARS Matte Pencil in Dragon Girl, with this amazing Bourjois Aqua Laque lipstick on top in Feeling Reddy. The finished look was the most intense red shade – that stayed put – with a glossy finish.

In case you missed it – My Makeup Atelier Paris Top Picks have been on the blog this week, I’m officially in love with their primer and foundation. Have a read and let me know what you think!


Other things worth mentioning –

I’m now officially a regional representative for The 30 + Blog Collective, woo hoo! I’ll be covering the whole of East Anglia, arranging events including coffee mornings, general meet ups, dinners and all sorts of things locally. If you’re age 30+ and based in East Anglia, please do sign up to the 30+ Blog Collective site and drop me and email or tweet so I can make sure you’re on my personal list too.

I’ve also got a whole load of giveaways coming up over the next couple of weeks, I don’t want to give too much away but there will be some amazing beauty goodies, as well as tickets up for grabs!

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

The Weekly Top 5 #13

Posted on July 26, 2015


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…


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 #12

Posted on July 19, 2015


Hi Guys!

Well it’s the end of another week already, so it’s time for this weeks’ Sunday Weekly Top 5 post! I’ve been really busy working extra shifts this week, which has actually been great as I feel completely settled in with my new job now 🙂

I had a pretty good week up until yesterday. I was supposed to be going to an all day and night hen party, but came down with terrible anxiety and didn’t / couldn’t go. My anxiety creeps up on my like a thief in the night, I’ll be fine for ages then all of a sudden I’ll just feel terrible. After cancelling on my friend and being eaten up by guilt I ended up sleeping the whole day. I woke up feeling much better but had to just write the day off in the end, which was a shame.

Onwards and upwards anyway hey! Here’s this weeks top five –

Ghost Adventures – Ghost Adventures is actually a long time favourite of mine. My husband records them and we seem to be watching an episode pretty much every night now. If you haven’t heard of Ghost Adventures, it’s basically like a modern day, real life Ghostbusters! The team; Zak, Aaron and Nick take their high tech equipment to haunted locations and try to catch ghosts on camera or voice recorder. I was actually a bit spooked by this when I first started watching it, but I think I’m used to it now!

Freya Starlet Vertical Seam Bra in Electric Blue – (£36.00) You really can’t beat new undies to make you feel good! The Freya Starlet Vertical Seam Bra is a first for me from Freya and it’s just gorgeous! It has electric blue coloured sheer cups with a geometric lace pattern and contrasting polka dot bows to complete the look. I love that it’s so bright and pretty, and it fits like a dream. I just need the undercrackers to match now! 😀

6 Vitamin Shot Drink – (£24.99 for 12) I’m quite partial to the odd energy drink, so it’s great to come across one that’s actually been crated by expert nutritionists. 6vitaminshot is described as your one stop vitamin energy shot, giving you your recommended vitamin allowance as well as much more. The precise mix of ingredients has been developed by expert nutritionists to offer six key benefits;

  • Supporting energy release
  • Supporting concentration
  • Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Supporting the immune system
  • Mental function and performance
  • Sugar free

Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturiser (£10.00) – I’ve tried countless lip balms in my time, and this is officially the best I’ve found so far. This lip moisturizer is a hydrating gel which provides lips with daily protection helping to prevent dryness and chapped lips, as well as acting as a treatment to restore and replenish already dry lips. Unlike other oils and balms, this Lip moisturiser contains absorbent fatty acids which nourish upon impact whilst providing a continual layer of hydrating protection throughout the day. If you have dry lips, I really can’t recommend this enough.

And lastly, this week’s go-to eyeliner of choice has been Empire by Urban Decay. Empire is a gorgeous deep aubergine shade with a metallic finish. I usually go for blue shades over purples but fancied a change and popped this little beauty in my makeup bag. I’ve been using it every day and I think I’ve found a new love for purple eyeliners! Please let me know if you have any other brighter purple shades you can recommend to me as I’d love to get some more.

In case you missed it – 


This week’s most popular blog post has definitely been Eight Accessory Ideas To Improve Your Blog Photographs where I’ve included a few ideas to inspire if you’re looking to up your photography game. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Other things worth mentioning – 

I want to give massive thanks to Charlotte from F and R Designs for making my awesome new media kit! I actually never thought I needed a media kit up until recently, but over the last few months I’ve had a few requests from PR’s and companies for me to send my kit over so I thought it would be a good idea to get one done. If you’re thinking of getting a media kit made, I’d highly recommend Charlotte, apart from being lovely, she’s very talented and will listen to you to achieve what you’re looking for. Her Media Kit design services are currently on offer for £25 until the end of the month.

And lastly, it seems there’s been quite a lot of ‘blogging issues’ posts going around lately, from blogger burnout, to ‘we’re not appreciated’ type posts and discussing the difficulties blogger face (Which I completely agree with by the way) This is why I wanted to mention Jemma from Dorkface, I’ve recently discovered her blog, which is a mixture of beauty, lifestyle and kawaii cuteness! And I especially love her 10 Favourite Things About Blogging post, which focussed on the positive aspects of blogging. It’s always great to remind yourself why you blog, and what you enjoy about it.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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