friction-free-shaving-1
A few weeks back I saw these beautiful razors on Facebook and reached out to Friction Free Shaving to ask for collaboration on my blog. I hate shaving, it's such a tedious job and it always needs to be done. Come on...it's so annoying, right? You shave your legs and the day after, they're prickly again...it's just never ending! So, after seeing these on Facebook I had to try them! I wanted to see if they would make a difference to my shave and whether it would feel better shaving 'friction free'. 
friction-free-shaving-2

friction-free-shaving-3
Friction Free Shaving are a company that offer subscriptions to shaving packs. These packs get sent to your house once a month and start from as little as £3 per month. Yes, £3 per month (I know)! They offer different blade styles and different razor styles in their packages. The razors come in a very little cardboard box, perfect to slide through your post box. 
friction-free-shaving-4

friction-free-shaving-5
This pack is called Samantha. It costs £7 per month and contains a beautiful orange and rose gold razor with 4 blades which are really easy to replace. Friction Free blades prevent shaving rash and irritation. I quite often get shaving rashes if I am in a rush, which is quite often. Since using these FFS blades, I haven't had a problem. They glide along your skin so much nicer and it gives you a really close shave.

I am on my last blade in this pack but I am seriously considering subscribing to this service. Plus, how beautiful is this razor?

update: FFS have recently changed their razor name to Rose for £9 per month. I am subscribed to this service and receive my new pack every month! 

FRICTION FREE SHAVING REVIEW

29/10/2016

friction-free-shaving-1
A few weeks back I saw these beautiful razors on Facebook and reached out to Friction Free Shaving to ask for collaboration on my blog. I hate shaving, it's such a tedious job and it always needs to be done. Come on...it's so annoying, right? You shave your legs and the day after, they're prickly again...it's just never ending! So, after seeing these on Facebook I had to try them! I wanted to see if they would make a difference to my shave and whether it would feel better shaving 'friction free'. 
friction-free-shaving-2

friction-free-shaving-3
Friction Free Shaving are a company that offer subscriptions to shaving packs. These packs get sent to your house once a month and start from as little as £3 per month. Yes, £3 per month (I know)! They offer different blade styles and different razor styles in their packages. The razors come in a very little cardboard box, perfect to slide through your post box. 
friction-free-shaving-4

friction-free-shaving-5
This pack is called Samantha. It costs £7 per month and contains a beautiful orange and rose gold razor with 4 blades which are really easy to replace. Friction Free blades prevent shaving rash and irritation. I quite often get shaving rashes if I am in a rush, which is quite often. Since using these FFS blades, I haven't had a problem. They glide along your skin so much nicer and it gives you a really close shave.

I am on my last blade in this pack but I am seriously considering subscribing to this service. Plus, how beautiful is this razor?

update: FFS have recently changed their razor name to Rose for £9 per month. I am subscribed to this service and receive my new pack every month! 
bristol-bloggers-meet
bristol-bloggers-meet-girls
On the 9th of July, I ran the Bristol Bloggers Meet at the Cosy Club in Bristol. 15 lovely bloggers turned up and I had an absolutely amazing day. The Cosy Club let out a room for us to have the meet in - it was a little room so a bit more cosy than I'd expected, but it worked really well. Despite it being really warm, everyone looked absolutely gorgeous!

The event ran for 3 and a half hours. We had brands come along to demonstrate and talk about their products which I really enjoyed watching. We also had a huge raffle and goody bags that were packed to the rim! For my first event, I must say it went really, really well. I felt a bit like a headless chicken running around trying to get everything done but it was so worth it!

BRISTOL BLOGGERS MEET 1.0

13/09/2016

bristol-bloggers-meet
bristol-bloggers-meet-girls
On the 9th of July, I ran the Bristol Bloggers Meet at the Cosy Club in Bristol. 15 lovely bloggers turned up and I had an absolutely amazing day. The Cosy Club let out a room for us to have the meet in - it was a little room so a bit more cosy than I'd expected, but it worked really well. Despite it being really warm, everyone looked absolutely gorgeous!

The event ran for 3 and a half hours. We had brands come along to demonstrate and talk about their products which I really enjoyed watching. We also had a huge raffle and goody bags that were packed to the rim! For my first event, I must say it went really, really well. I felt a bit like a headless chicken running around trying to get everything done but it was so worth it!
I must admit, I am not a massive fan of summer. I mean, I like the summer break, the positive moods and better weather, but I do prefer wrapping up in winter clothes. I guess that's what happens when you're a winter baby!

Recently, it's been really humid so I have come out of my comfort zone and began wearing shorts, dresses and skirts again. I do love a colourful summer dress! Quite a while ago, I was gifted a dress by JDWilliams for review. I must admit, it's taken me a really long time to review this dress due to personal issues, (and the whole self-conscious situation) so I am glad I got time to take some pictures of it by the sea; it really brings out the colours in the dress. I got to choose a dress from a few options and picked out this lovely black and flower patterned dress. I recently wore this dress on holiday and I absolutely love it!







SUMMER DRESS STYLE WITH JDWILLIAMS

27/08/2016

I must admit, I am not a massive fan of summer. I mean, I like the summer break, the positive moods and better weather, but I do prefer wrapping up in winter clothes. I guess that's what happens when you're a winter baby!

Recently, it's been really humid so I have come out of my comfort zone and began wearing shorts, dresses and skirts again. I do love a colourful summer dress! Quite a while ago, I was gifted a dress by JDWilliams for review. I must admit, it's taken me a really long time to review this dress due to personal issues, (and the whole self-conscious situation) so I am glad I got time to take some pictures of it by the sea; it really brings out the colours in the dress. I got to choose a dress from a few options and picked out this lovely black and flower patterned dress. I recently wore this dress on holiday and I absolutely love it!







For years and years it has been on the top of my goals list to plan and run a bloggers event. I've seen other bloggers run events and they always look like so much fun. I planned and ran a small event in Taunton last year, but I never really saw that as an 'event' as such...more of a meet. I always wanted to plan an event to get to know more local bloggers, but also to feel the accomplishment. Planning a bloggers event is hard work and it takes a lot of time and dedication. I figured that if I could plan a bloggers meet, I could do anything I wanted to do.

If you had told me this time last year that I would be 2 weeks away from an event I have planned for 25 bloggers, I would not have believed you. I have never had much confidence in myself and I was no way in the right place this time last year to plan a bloggers meet. GCSEs had caused my depression to metaphorically swallow me up and I was not up for anything. It's not been an easy journey to get where I am now, but it has been worth it. Planning this event has increased my confidence greatly and it has given me the motivation to reach for my goals. So far it has been a stressful but amazing journey and I cannot thank the lovely bloggers who have supported me in these past few months, enough.
bristol-bloggers-meet


BRISTOL BLOGGERS MEET 1.0 - 2 WEEKS TO GO

25/06/2016

For years and years it has been on the top of my goals list to plan and run a bloggers event. I've seen other bloggers run events and they always look like so much fun. I planned and ran a small event in Taunton last year, but I never really saw that as an 'event' as such...more of a meet. I always wanted to plan an event to get to know more local bloggers, but also to feel the accomplishment. Planning a bloggers event is hard work and it takes a lot of time and dedication. I figured that if I could plan a bloggers meet, I could do anything I wanted to do.

If you had told me this time last year that I would be 2 weeks away from an event I have planned for 25 bloggers, I would not have believed you. I have never had much confidence in myself and I was no way in the right place this time last year to plan a bloggers meet. GCSEs had caused my depression to metaphorically swallow me up and I was not up for anything. It's not been an easy journey to get where I am now, but it has been worth it. Planning this event has increased my confidence greatly and it has given me the motivation to reach for my goals. So far it has been a stressful but amazing journey and I cannot thank the lovely bloggers who have supported me in these past few months, enough.
bristol-bloggers-meet


Intea Hair Lightening Review

Intea Hair Lightening Before and After
Four weeks ago I had Intea contact me, asking if I wanted to try out some new products of theirs. Of course I said yes and within a week the products were with me. I was gifted the Blond Highlights Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask along with the Natural Blond Hair Lotion. For three weeks I have been testing these products to see whether they actually do what they say. After several treatments, I have finally got to the stage where I have seen huge results and I now have a lot to share about my experience.

Now, I am not going to lie, if you don't have a little time to faff around with your hair after you have washed it, there's no point in trying these products. Unless you are really going to invest some time into really trying these products, you won't see massive changes, or at least not as quick as I did. Things like this definitely take time, but it's worth it in the end!

INTEA HAIR PRODUCTS REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!

27/05/2016

Intea Hair Lightening Review

Intea Hair Lightening Before and After
Four weeks ago I had Intea contact me, asking if I wanted to try out some new products of theirs. Of course I said yes and within a week the products were with me. I was gifted the Blond Highlights Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask along with the Natural Blond Hair Lotion. For three weeks I have been testing these products to see whether they actually do what they say. After several treatments, I have finally got to the stage where I have seen huge results and I now have a lot to share about my experience.

Now, I am not going to lie, if you don't have a little time to faff around with your hair after you have washed it, there's no point in trying these products. Unless you are really going to invest some time into really trying these products, you won't see massive changes, or at least not as quick as I did. Things like this definitely take time, but it's worth it in the end!

On Thursday, for the first time in about a year, my hair had a pamper. For months and months, I have been searching for a regular hair salon to go to. I've been all over the place, but I have never really been that wowed by any I have come across. I like to have a regular salon to go back to, a place where I can trust the staff and products they use. I mean, who doesn't? So, for about 18 months, I have been searching for a regular hairdressers that I can go to when I want a trim. On Thursday when I went to an appointment at FrontLineStyle hair and beauty salon in Bath I wasn't sure what to expect. I wasn't sure whether it would be just like any other salon, or whether it might become my regular...but here's what I thought...
Bath-Hair-And-Beauty-Salon

I booked an appointment with a lady called Ellie Frew. She is a brilliant hairdresser. I asked her for some advice on what I should do with my fringe (I am growing it out) and she made some recommendations. Ellie was very knowledgeable and told me about the training she had done, along with the training she is still undergoing. As a salon, they train all of their staff in hair loss, with close links to the NHS. But, as well as that, Ellie is also a Great Lengths hair extensions specialist. As a part of that, she has training about the scalp and certain conditions. I am definitely reassured by hairdressers that speak about their specialist training - it makes me feel like I am in good hands!

BATH HAIR SALON - FRONTLINESTYLE / MY EXPERIENCE

24/04/2016 Bath, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

On Thursday, for the first time in about a year, my hair had a pamper. For months and months, I have been searching for a regular hair salon to go to. I've been all over the place, but I have never really been that wowed by any I have come across. I like to have a regular salon to go back to, a place where I can trust the staff and products they use. I mean, who doesn't? So, for about 18 months, I have been searching for a regular hairdressers that I can go to when I want a trim. On Thursday when I went to an appointment at FrontLineStyle hair and beauty salon in Bath I wasn't sure what to expect. I wasn't sure whether it would be just like any other salon, or whether it might become my regular...but here's what I thought...
Bath-Hair-And-Beauty-Salon

I booked an appointment with a lady called Ellie Frew. She is a brilliant hairdresser. I asked her for some advice on what I should do with my fringe (I am growing it out) and she made some recommendations. Ellie was very knowledgeable and told me about the training she had done, along with the training she is still undergoing. As a salon, they train all of their staff in hair loss, with close links to the NHS. But, as well as that, Ellie is also a Great Lengths hair extensions specialist. As a part of that, she has training about the scalp and certain conditions. I am definitely reassured by hairdressers that speak about their specialist training - it makes me feel like I am in good hands!

Sunday's event was such a fun-packed day that I needed to spread the pictures over a handful of blog posts in order to give it to you all in a suitable amount. I didn't want to ruin the event by cramming it all into one blog post - hence why I have two more coming your way!

If you haven't read the first post about the Bath In Fashion Bloggers Event, maybe pop back and have a read before you go ahead with this one. They lead nicely into each other!

.......

After the Fashion Museum exhibition tour, we returned to the museum cafe for a spot of lunch. We had a lovely choice of sandwiches; hummus and pepper, tuna and salad, or chicken (and something else), which was brilliant! Being a pescatarian, I thought it was brilliant that they catered for meat eaters, vegetarians and pascatarians. The sandwiches were made of lovely thick, brown bread and had really yummy fillings! Along with the sandwiches, we had tea and coffee with biscuits (may I mention the large choice again; chocolate, oat, shortbread...), muffins (blueberry or banoffee) and crisps. It was the perfect bloggers lunch and I was well and truly ready for a long day ahead after.

Once we were all completely stuffed with delicious food we headed off to the shops in our groups. Being a shop-a-holic, this got me super excited! This is where the rushing around like crazy shoppers looking for a last minute outfit began. We had 10 shops to make it around within 3-4 hours. In the shops we had to search for certain themed items. My team - team Erdem (yes, I know, great team name!) - had to search for monochrome and floral items. We had to use these items to make outfits and try them on. So, as you can imagine, we rushed around the shops like magpies searching for shiny items, grabbing everything we could find, and running off to the changing rooms. Once we had changed, we had a quick photo shoot, then it was back into the changing rooms to change, back out and to the next shop! It sounds hectic, but it was great fun!

The shops that we visited were all very unique; some designer, some high street and some independent. This Bath In Fashion event was all about growing the retail industry within Bath; helping local independent shops to grow and bigger shops to flourish, too! So, on our way round, we were also snapping images for Twitter to tweet out all day long!

Blue are a women's clothing brand based at The Loft in Bath. This is the first shop we visited. They have so many unique and stylish pieces in Blue, I found it hard to choose a favourite. I absolutely fell in love with a monochrome dress that had an embellished neck line. Oh, and there was also a stripy top that I could not leave alone. We grabbed a few items and made a few outfits, took a few pictures in the huge mirror (who wouldn't?), then headed off to the next shop.

Ootd At Blue WomensBlue Womens Dress

BATH IN FASHION BLOGGERS EVENT - THE SHOPPING!

26/03/2016

Sunday's event was such a fun-packed day that I needed to spread the pictures over a handful of blog posts in order to give it to you all in a suitable amount. I didn't want to ruin the event by cramming it all into one blog post - hence why I have two more coming your way!

If you haven't read the first post about the Bath In Fashion Bloggers Event, maybe pop back and have a read before you go ahead with this one. They lead nicely into each other!

.......

After the Fashion Museum exhibition tour, we returned to the museum cafe for a spot of lunch. We had a lovely choice of sandwiches; hummus and pepper, tuna and salad, or chicken (and something else), which was brilliant! Being a pescatarian, I thought it was brilliant that they catered for meat eaters, vegetarians and pascatarians. The sandwiches were made of lovely thick, brown bread and had really yummy fillings! Along with the sandwiches, we had tea and coffee with biscuits (may I mention the large choice again; chocolate, oat, shortbread...), muffins (blueberry or banoffee) and crisps. It was the perfect bloggers lunch and I was well and truly ready for a long day ahead after.

Once we were all completely stuffed with delicious food we headed off to the shops in our groups. Being a shop-a-holic, this got me super excited! This is where the rushing around like crazy shoppers looking for a last minute outfit began. We had 10 shops to make it around within 3-4 hours. In the shops we had to search for certain themed items. My team - team Erdem (yes, I know, great team name!) - had to search for monochrome and floral items. We had to use these items to make outfits and try them on. So, as you can imagine, we rushed around the shops like magpies searching for shiny items, grabbing everything we could find, and running off to the changing rooms. Once we had changed, we had a quick photo shoot, then it was back into the changing rooms to change, back out and to the next shop! It sounds hectic, but it was great fun!

The shops that we visited were all very unique; some designer, some high street and some independent. This Bath In Fashion event was all about growing the retail industry within Bath; helping local independent shops to grow and bigger shops to flourish, too! So, on our way round, we were also snapping images for Twitter to tweet out all day long!

Blue are a women's clothing brand based at The Loft in Bath. This is the first shop we visited. They have so many unique and stylish pieces in Blue, I found it hard to choose a favourite. I absolutely fell in love with a monochrome dress that had an embellished neck line. Oh, and there was also a stripy top that I could not leave alone. We grabbed a few items and made a few outfits, took a few pictures in the huge mirror (who wouldn't?), then headed off to the next shop.

Ootd At Blue WomensBlue Womens Dress
Bath is a town that screams eccentricity. From it's Fashion Museum to it's fashion events, there's something for every fashion lover! Along with it's history, attractions and cobbled streets, it is a beautiful little town that would be enough to draw most people to it! So, when I was invited to the Bath In Fashion bloggers day, I was completely thrilled and (after a little nervousness) absolutely ecstatic about attending. What more could you want? Meeting new bloggers at an event held in the heart of Bath, by Bath In Fashion, it almost sounds like a dream. And oh my,  I definitely made the right decision to attend!
Bath In Fashion Bloggers Event

The day began at the Bath Fashion Museum where we all met up in the beautiful museum cafe for a briefing of the day and a little gathering with coffee and tea to prepare us for a very busy day. We all mingled within our groups and got to know each other and our blogs. We all spoke about what we do beyond blogging, which was in fact very interesting. The event has definitely left me with new blogging friends that I will keep in contact with!

BATH IN FASHION BLOGGERS EVENT 20/03/16 - BATH FASHION MUSEUM

23/03/2016

Bath is a town that screams eccentricity. From it's Fashion Museum to it's fashion events, there's something for every fashion lover! Along with it's history, attractions and cobbled streets, it is a beautiful little town that would be enough to draw most people to it! So, when I was invited to the Bath In Fashion bloggers day, I was completely thrilled and (after a little nervousness) absolutely ecstatic about attending. What more could you want? Meeting new bloggers at an event held in the heart of Bath, by Bath In Fashion, it almost sounds like a dream. And oh my,  I definitely made the right decision to attend!
Bath In Fashion Bloggers Event

The day began at the Bath Fashion Museum where we all met up in the beautiful museum cafe for a briefing of the day and a little gathering with coffee and tea to prepare us for a very busy day. We all mingled within our groups and got to know each other and our blogs. We all spoke about what we do beyond blogging, which was in fact very interesting. The event has definitely left me with new blogging friends that I will keep in contact with!
This week I was lucky enough to be able to meet my friend, Gen, for lunch after not seeing her for nearly 2 months. We decided to head somewhere local that we hadn't been to before, so we went to Boston Tea Party on Park Street, in Clifton, Bristol. Boston Tea Party is a chain of cafes found in some cities of the UK. They source the majority of their products from the South West of England, where the majority of their stores are.
Boston Tea Party
When we arrived at the restaurant, the first thing that hit me was the layout. It has a very rustic and old but authentic look. The units were a worn-wooden material and the accessories were all quite vintage. Upon walking into the cafe, the bar - where you order food - is in front of you, with a few tables to the right and a flight of stairs in the corner, leading to more tables.

It has quite an independent service basis with the fact that you have to grab your own menu, find your own table and then order at the bar. I certainly prefer it this way. We spent a lot of time choosing from the menu - everything sounded so tempting - so it was nice to not be pressured into ordering. I must admit, there's so much I could have had. It makes a good excuse to go back there, soon!

BOSTON TEA PARTY CAFE VISIT

06/03/2016

This week I was lucky enough to be able to meet my friend, Gen, for lunch after not seeing her for nearly 2 months. We decided to head somewhere local that we hadn't been to before, so we went to Boston Tea Party on Park Street, in Clifton, Bristol. Boston Tea Party is a chain of cafes found in some cities of the UK. They source the majority of their products from the South West of England, where the majority of their stores are.
Boston Tea Party
When we arrived at the restaurant, the first thing that hit me was the layout. It has a very rustic and old but authentic look. The units were a worn-wooden material and the accessories were all quite vintage. Upon walking into the cafe, the bar - where you order food - is in front of you, with a few tables to the right and a flight of stairs in the corner, leading to more tables.

It has quite an independent service basis with the fact that you have to grab your own menu, find your own table and then order at the bar. I certainly prefer it this way. We spent a lot of time choosing from the menu - everything sounded so tempting - so it was nice to not be pressured into ordering. I must admit, there's so much I could have had. It makes a good excuse to go back there, soon!

Since I picked up this product from BeautySpin a few months back, I have become totally obsessed with the appearance of my eyebrows. For months, I had just been using eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows, but this product - along with a few others - changed it all for me. I knew it was time to finally 'up the brow game' and that's exactly what this product did.

This Maybelline product retails for around about £5. Personally, I think this is a really affordable price for a drugstore product. There are three shades (and one clear) available - deep blonde, medium brown and dark brown. These shades cover most eyebrow shades, so it caters for most people. Personally, I went for the lightest shade; deep blonde, because I have light to medium eyebrows and I wanted something quite subtle.

MAYBELLINE BROW DRAMA REVIEW

02/03/2016


Since I picked up this product from BeautySpin a few months back, I have become totally obsessed with the appearance of my eyebrows. For months, I had just been using eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows, but this product - along with a few others - changed it all for me. I knew it was time to finally 'up the brow game' and that's exactly what this product did.

This Maybelline product retails for around about £5. Personally, I think this is a really affordable price for a drugstore product. There are three shades (and one clear) available - deep blonde, medium brown and dark brown. These shades cover most eyebrow shades, so it caters for most people. Personally, I went for the lightest shade; deep blonde, because I have light to medium eyebrows and I wanted something quite subtle.
Meet My February Advertisers
So, February was the first month that I offered advertising on BATG. It is currently free of charge and I hope to keep it this way until at least May. I have really enjoyed having fellow bloggers advertise on my site and I can only hope that it somewhat helped them to acquire some new followers or viewers. I have always found advertising on other people's blogs to be quite helpful in reaching out to different audiences. I figured that if I had something I could use to help other bloggers out, I would use it. So, that's where advertising came in.

This month I have had some lovely bloggers advertising on BATG. Many of which I hadn't spoken to before. If there's one reason I would recommend advertising on your blog, it's to reach out to new people and find new blogs. There's hundreds of new blogs out there to discover!

MEET MY FEBRUARY ADVERTISERS

29/02/2016

Meet My February Advertisers
So, February was the first month that I offered advertising on BATG. It is currently free of charge and I hope to keep it this way until at least May. I have really enjoyed having fellow bloggers advertise on my site and I can only hope that it somewhat helped them to acquire some new followers or viewers. I have always found advertising on other people's blogs to be quite helpful in reaching out to different audiences. I figured that if I had something I could use to help other bloggers out, I would use it. So, that's where advertising came in.

This month I have had some lovely bloggers advertising on BATG. Many of which I hadn't spoken to before. If there's one reason I would recommend advertising on your blog, it's to reach out to new people and find new blogs. There's hundreds of new blogs out there to discover!

Maybelline Master Graphic Eyeliner Review
I'm not a massive fan of eyeliners. I personally don't think that the shape of my eyes suit winged liner as much as others. Don't get me wrong, I love a winged eyeliner look, it's just not a look I do often on myself. I much prefer a simplistic peachy gold eye with big, bold lashes. I still find myself wearing liner for certain occasions, though. The last time I wore it was back in January. I would never have the effort to do winged eyeliner every day!

I bought this Maybelline eyeliner pen to keep as my 'occasional eyeliner' for when I fancied going 'all out'. I must say, this is a good eyeliner pen. It's so easy to use! It's also super affordable, being drugstore. However, there's a few negatives about this product. I guess it's time to share all of these things with you, in detail!

MAYBELLINE MASTER GRAPHIC EYELINER REVIEW

28/02/2016

Maybelline Master Graphic Eyeliner Review
I'm not a massive fan of eyeliners. I personally don't think that the shape of my eyes suit winged liner as much as others. Don't get me wrong, I love a winged eyeliner look, it's just not a look I do often on myself. I much prefer a simplistic peachy gold eye with big, bold lashes. I still find myself wearing liner for certain occasions, though. The last time I wore it was back in January. I would never have the effort to do winged eyeliner every day!

I bought this Maybelline eyeliner pen to keep as my 'occasional eyeliner' for when I fancied going 'all out'. I must say, this is a good eyeliner pen. It's so easy to use! It's also super affordable, being drugstore. However, there's a few negatives about this product. I guess it's time to share all of these things with you, in detail!

Winter Coat Edit


Seeing as it is winter (nearly spring, but let's face it, spring never gets much warmer), I definitely managed to justify buying two - yes two - new coats within a week. You know a few weeks back when it got extremely bitter all of a sudden? That was when I felt it was suitable to buy some new coats! Oh, I was definitely right!

Being one of those people that are always, always cold, coats are essential to me. You could send me on holiday to somewhere tropical and I would probably still have cold hands and feet. Yes, I am that annoying person that always moans about being cold (sorry, not sorry). But hey, that's just another reason to buy more coats (I already have a growing collection of about 6 coats).

Anyway, here's to getting down to my two new coats...

THE WINTER COAT EDIT

27/02/2016

Winter Coat Edit


Seeing as it is winter (nearly spring, but let's face it, spring never gets much warmer), I definitely managed to justify buying two - yes two - new coats within a week. You know a few weeks back when it got extremely bitter all of a sudden? That was when I felt it was suitable to buy some new coats! Oh, I was definitely right!

Being one of those people that are always, always cold, coats are essential to me. You could send me on holiday to somewhere tropical and I would probably still have cold hands and feet. Yes, I am that annoying person that always moans about being cold (sorry, not sorry). But hey, that's just another reason to buy more coats (I already have a growing collection of about 6 coats).

Anyway, here's to getting down to my two new coats...

One of my favourite things about starting a new year is collecting new books to read throughout that year. I don't often actually manage to read all of them, but just the idea of having a list of books to read somewhat satisfies my easily-pleased mind. There must be other people out there who set goals whilst knowing they will never actually do it? We all love to have some hope, right?! New Year's resolutions spring to mind...

This year, I have set myself a goal to read 9 books! Yes, 9. I know that isn't a lot of books, but I am an awful book reader and I want to improve! 9 books over 366 days...that gives me roughly 40 days per book, hmm. Seeing it like that makes it seem very possible! We will see.

I know, I know. I still haven't read the Divergent series! Shocker!! I told you I was awful with getting into a book. I have had these books for a year now and although my mum has read them, no one else has set a hand on them. I have decided that they will be on my to-read list this year because I have been meaning to read them since I got them. My mum thoroughly enjoyed them (although she said the first book had a very weird introducing few chapters) which makes me want to read them too! I haven't even watched the films...but, that cannot be done until the books are read. Books are always better than the films!

'TO-READ' LIST 2016

24/02/2016

One of my favourite things about starting a new year is collecting new books to read throughout that year. I don't often actually manage to read all of them, but just the idea of having a list of books to read somewhat satisfies my easily-pleased mind. There must be other people out there who set goals whilst knowing they will never actually do it? We all love to have some hope, right?! New Year's resolutions spring to mind...

This year, I have set myself a goal to read 9 books! Yes, 9. I know that isn't a lot of books, but I am an awful book reader and I want to improve! 9 books over 366 days...that gives me roughly 40 days per book, hmm. Seeing it like that makes it seem very possible! We will see.

I know, I know. I still haven't read the Divergent series! Shocker!! I told you I was awful with getting into a book. I have had these books for a year now and although my mum has read them, no one else has set a hand on them. I have decided that they will be on my to-read list this year because I have been meaning to read them since I got them. My mum thoroughly enjoyed them (although she said the first book had a very weird introducing few chapters) which makes me want to read them too! I haven't even watched the films...but, that cannot be done until the books are read. Books are always better than the films!

It's safe to say that I managed to grab myself a complete bargain a few weeks back! Charity shops have been a love of mine for about a year now, I cannot stay away. It's becoming quite a bad addiction that is kind of bad for my bank acccount. But, at least it's not as damaging as it could be (if I shopped at the expensive highstreet shops).

This beautiful tote bag is one of my newest and most-loved bargain pieces from St. Peter's Hospice. I have not been able to put it down since the day I bought it. It is the perfect practical size and I must say that I do love everything about it! Take a look yourself and let me know what you think.

CHARITY SHOP BARGAIN: TOTE BAG

21/02/2016


It's safe to say that I managed to grab myself a complete bargain a few weeks back! Charity shops have been a love of mine for about a year now, I cannot stay away. It's becoming quite a bad addiction that is kind of bad for my bank acccount. But, at least it's not as damaging as it could be (if I shopped at the expensive highstreet shops).

This beautiful tote bag is one of my newest and most-loved bargain pieces from St. Peter's Hospice. I have not been able to put it down since the day I bought it. It is the perfect practical size and I must say that I do love everything about it! Take a look yourself and let me know what you think.

Favourite Purchases // January Edition

January has been a very 'spendy' month for me. That is definitely not what I had intended *slaps hand*. I told myself at the start of January that I would not spend a lot, but as always I find myself stood in shops thinking to myself 'but, I do really deserve a treat' or 'ah, I have been looking for that for ages, may as well get it now'. Basically, any way to help myself justify spending money. I must admit that my self-control with retail therapy is really quite weak. Ah well, I needed every bit of retail therapy I allowed myself...(please help me justify this).

So, this month I have definitely splashed out on some products that have really impressed me. The majority being makeup - after all, a girl's gotta help herself feel better! But, of course, there was also some candles and stationary involved (another love of mine).

FAVOURITE PURCHASES // JANUARY EDITION

19/02/2016

Favourite Purchases // January Edition

January has been a very 'spendy' month for me. That is definitely not what I had intended *slaps hand*. I told myself at the start of January that I would not spend a lot, but as always I find myself stood in shops thinking to myself 'but, I do really deserve a treat' or 'ah, I have been looking for that for ages, may as well get it now'. Basically, any way to help myself justify spending money. I must admit that my self-control with retail therapy is really quite weak. Ah well, I needed every bit of retail therapy I allowed myself...(please help me justify this).

So, this month I have definitely splashed out on some products that have really impressed me. The majority being makeup - after all, a girl's gotta help herself feel better! But, of course, there was also some candles and stationary involved (another love of mine).

MAYBELLINE COLOUR DRAMA REVIEW: BERRY MUCH
I have a forever growing collection of berry lipsticks - it's definitely becoming a bit of an addiction. I had been lusting over this lipstick pencil for a long time and finally purchased it a month or so back, from BeautySpin. It's definitely one of my favourite lipstick shades, so I thought why not do a review? Plus it's quite photogenic, I had to feature it. 

What does Maybelline claim?
Maybelline claim that the Colour Drama lip kohl 'makes lips pop'. They say it has a 'creamy texture' and there's a range of 'on trend shades' to choose from.

First Impressions
I was definitely struck by the colour of this lipstick pencil when I first received it. It's such a gorgeous deep, red cherry shade. On application, I could tell it was quite highly pigmented but also quite creamy - not the kind that would become clumpy over time, or dry my lips out. I don't remember thinking anything negative about it, I was far too obsessed with the beautiful shade. 

MAYBELLINE COLOUR DRAMA REVIEW: BERRY MUCH

17/02/2016

MAYBELLINE COLOUR DRAMA REVIEW: BERRY MUCH
I have a forever growing collection of berry lipsticks - it's definitely becoming a bit of an addiction. I had been lusting over this lipstick pencil for a long time and finally purchased it a month or so back, from BeautySpin. It's definitely one of my favourite lipstick shades, so I thought why not do a review? Plus it's quite photogenic, I had to feature it. 

What does Maybelline claim?
Maybelline claim that the Colour Drama lip kohl 'makes lips pop'. They say it has a 'creamy texture' and there's a range of 'on trend shades' to choose from.

First Impressions
I was definitely struck by the colour of this lipstick pencil when I first received it. It's such a gorgeous deep, red cherry shade. On application, I could tell it was quite highly pigmented but also quite creamy - not the kind that would become clumpy over time, or dry my lips out. I don't remember thinking anything negative about it, I was far too obsessed with the beautiful shade. 

Berry Eyeshadow Makeup Look
I have definitely got a new found love recently. I bought some Eyelure lashes at the beginning of January and I have spent several hours creating different looks using them...yes, even when I am just spending the day in bed, I agree, crazy. But, when something makes you feel so good about yourself, you do it despite other things.

I used these Eyelure eyelashes to create a look on New Years Day. I created a very berry look, with a subtle base and nude lip, with big eyelashes! I must say, I think eyelashes finish off a look fantastically and make it look so much more professional (well it would have if I hadn't got visible glue all over the lashes!). I definitely need a bit of practice in applying false eyelashes!

BERRY SPECTACULAR EYES

14/02/2016

Berry Eyeshadow Makeup Look
I have definitely got a new found love recently. I bought some Eyelure lashes at the beginning of January and I have spent several hours creating different looks using them...yes, even when I am just spending the day in bed, I agree, crazy. But, when something makes you feel so good about yourself, you do it despite other things.

I used these Eyelure eyelashes to create a look on New Years Day. I created a very berry look, with a subtle base and nude lip, with big eyelashes! I must say, I think eyelashes finish off a look fantastically and make it look so much more professional (well it would have if I hadn't got visible glue all over the lashes!). I definitely need a bit of practice in applying false eyelashes!

With Christmas having been and gone a month ago, I had a few new beauty products to try out. I think that's one of my favourite things about Christmas, the accumulation of piles of beauty products to try out after hand. I love testing out new beauty products and finding new favourites. This month, I have definitely found some new favourites that I will be taking into February with me!

JANUARY BEAUTY MUST-HAVES

12/02/2016

With Christmas having been and gone a month ago, I had a few new beauty products to try out. I think that's one of my favourite things about Christmas, the accumulation of piles of beauty products to try out after hand. I love testing out new beauty products and finding new favourites. This month, I have definitely found some new favourites that I will be taking into February with me!
As promised, here's my Valentine's gift guide 'for her'. There are quite a few more things on this gift guide compared to the 'for him' guide. I couldn't keep my eyes away from all of the beautiful rose gold goodies! There's so many little bits that I would love to treat myself to, especially the Jasper Conran shoes; aren't they gorgeous? (and a bargain at £24.50!). Flowers and candles are a must have for Valentine's Day when buying for a woman. Oh and don't forget the chocolates!

VALENTINE'S GIFT GUIDE: FOR HER

10/02/2016

As promised, here's my Valentine's gift guide 'for her'. There are quite a few more things on this gift guide compared to the 'for him' guide. I couldn't keep my eyes away from all of the beautiful rose gold goodies! There's so many little bits that I would love to treat myself to, especially the Jasper Conran shoes; aren't they gorgeous? (and a bargain at £24.50!). Flowers and candles are a must have for Valentine's Day when buying for a woman. Oh and don't forget the chocolates!


Valentine's Gift Guide For Him
Now, I'm not going to pretend that I know the ins-and-outs of Valentine's gift buying, because let's face it, I have no idea. But, that's one reason why I decided to write a post about Valentine's gift buying, for those of you who also have no idea what to buy for your loved one - specifically if you're buying for a boyfriend or husband. This gift guide is aimed at buying gifts for a male loved one - there will be a gift guide for women coming soon!

I managed to find quite a few different gift ideas this year. It usually takes me hours to find anything I'd actually consider buying. I sorted the items into 4 different types - nightwear/loungewear, grooming & fragrance, fashion and novelty & fun gifts.

VALENTINE'S GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM

07/02/2016


Valentine's Gift Guide For Him
Now, I'm not going to pretend that I know the ins-and-outs of Valentine's gift buying, because let's face it, I have no idea. But, that's one reason why I decided to write a post about Valentine's gift buying, for those of you who also have no idea what to buy for your loved one - specifically if you're buying for a boyfriend or husband. This gift guide is aimed at buying gifts for a male loved one - there will be a gift guide for women coming soon!

I managed to find quite a few different gift ideas this year. It usually takes me hours to find anything I'd actually consider buying. I sorted the items into 4 different types - nightwear/loungewear, grooming & fragrance, fashion and novelty & fun gifts.

MAC Coppering Eyeshadow Review
I bought Coppering back in autumn when everyone was crazy about rusty copper shades (okay, maybe it was just me). I purchased it from BeautySpin. BeautySpin is a website that is a retailer of many beauty products - drugstore to high end - sometimes at discounted prices. It's definitely worth keep an eye out for their deals! Anyway, let's get on to talking about this beautiful shade - 'Coppering'!

What does MAC claim? 
MAC claims that Coppering is a 'highly-pigmented powder' that 'applies evenly' and 'blends well'. They describe the colour as an 'orange copper'. Coppering is a veluxe pearl finish eyeshadow.

MAC COPPERING EYESHADOW REVIEW

05/02/2016

MAC Coppering Eyeshadow Review
I bought Coppering back in autumn when everyone was crazy about rusty copper shades (okay, maybe it was just me). I purchased it from BeautySpin. BeautySpin is a website that is a retailer of many beauty products - drugstore to high end - sometimes at discounted prices. It's definitely worth keep an eye out for their deals! Anyway, let's get on to talking about this beautiful shade - 'Coppering'!

What does MAC claim? 
MAC claims that Coppering is a 'highly-pigmented powder' that 'applies evenly' and 'blends well'. They describe the colour as an 'orange copper'. Coppering is a veluxe pearl finish eyeshadow.



After nearly 6 weeks away from blogging, I am finally back. My first post back is the first in a new series I have decided to start. Every month I will write about 5 of my favourite posts from the month. These will all be different and from a range of different bloggers. This series is all about sharing the love around the blogosphere and introducing myself and all of my readers to new blogs! Here are my favourites of January.

MY FAVOURITE BLOG POSTS OF JANUARY

02/02/2016



After nearly 6 weeks away from blogging, I am finally back. My first post back is the first in a new series I have decided to start. Every month I will write about 5 of my favourite posts from the month. These will all be different and from a range of different bloggers. This series is all about sharing the love around the blogosphere and introducing myself and all of my readers to new blogs! Here are my favourites of January.

Latest Instagrams

© Beauty & The Girl. Design by Fearne.