28 December 2015

The Post-Christmas Beauty Sales 2015



When it comes to the Boxing Day sales, you can find me shopping away under the comfort of my own duvet, quiet and peaceful, brew in hand - a far cry from the shelf-raiding, elbow-nudging, lengthy-queing process of the in-store events which I've only managed to brave the once. Never again. If like me you like a bit of beauty sale browsing without the hassle, I've rounded up some of the best deals around, from candles and makeup, to skin, hair and body care, where you can hopefully find yourself a post-festive bargain...

20 December 2015

Topshop Festive Party Makeup Look



If you asked me to sum up the festive season at one of my all time favourite stores, I'd tell you sequins, heels and a whole lot of sparkle, but ever since Topshop dropped their makeup line, it's all about the long lasting lashes, shadow sticks, red lips around Christmas time. I've been trying out said pieces from this years' launch paired with some already-there staples from my makeup collection to put together a look that's festive party ready - you know me and that I'm not one to really get glammed up to the nines, but if there is one time where I'm going to go all out with a full face, the time is now...

17 December 2015

An Awesome Winter Haircare Pair





One winter woe when it comes to my locks is the shockingly static state it can get in when the central heating gets turned up a couple of notches - it lays low but clings to anything in sight and isn't willing to co-operate when it comes to any kind of styling. I like to lock in the moisture as it tends to dry out, but not so much so that things become too weighed down to do anything with - that's where my recently discovered awesome winter haircare pair comes into play. I've dabbled into Macadamia's range before and came out with all good results, not to mention some insanely, amazing smelling strands and so I couldn't wait to see what their Weightless Moisture duo would do for me and my unruly lengths...

16 December 2015

Nails Inc TSV 7-Piece Festive Nail Care collection at QVC



Lacquer lovers listen up, as Nails Inc. and QVC have teamed together to offer another incredible TSV just in time for Christmas. The 7-piece Festive Nail Care Collection features a full-size shade selection of autumn-winter hues as well as their best-selling topcoat and a NailBright treatment, an edit adding up to £102 in total, but for one day and one day only, you can bag yourself this steal of a deal for only £29.40meaning you save yourself a whopping £70 - say whaaat? Here's everything you need to know and what you can find inside the set...

9 December 2015

November Favourites




Better late than never, my November monthly favourites have arrived amongst the Vlogmas madness. From candles to body creams, I feel every product that pops up in this video is AW appropriate - expect to see the most Christmassy home fragrance, the eyeshadow palette I just can't stop sweeping on, including a rusty-red all-over-the-lid kind of colour and a thick, rich velvet-like lotion which has been the only thing I've reached for post-shower. All of the three that you see above are to name but a few and there's a lot more where those came from in the way of beauty bits I've been really loving recently...

8 December 2015

Have You Heard? I'm Doing Vlogmas!


Since we're already a week in to the festive-centric daily vlogs for the lead up to Christmas, I thought I'd give you the chance to have a catch up on what's gone down so far in case you've missed out on any uploads or you never realised I was taking part in this YouTube tradition at all. Things haven't been all too crazy as of yet; the boy's birthday kicked off the start of the week and I've only really been working from home ever since with a ton of recipes thrown into the mix, including a vegan banoffee pie, mushroom 'sausage' rolls and a bruschetta selection. I've popped everything that's already gone up into a playlist for you to watch in order - it might have got off to a slow start, but I'll soon be flying home for Christmas where things will be getting a whole lot more festive...

5 December 2015

Skin Food: Vegan Banoffee Pie



I rustled up this banana-toffee number for the boy's birthday after watching a cooking show where he begged to then me to have a crack at one myself. With no real cream or brown sugar in sight, I wasn't all too sure how this alternative would turn out, but with a few clever replacements, it actually just happened to be one of the best banoffee's I've ever tasted and only uses a handful of ingredients which can always be found in the kitchen cupboard. What's more, the steps to get there couldn't be any easier - let me walk you through...
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