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GLOSSYBOX AUGUST 2016

It's Glossybox's 5th birthday this month, and to celebrate this Glossybox have collaborated with fashion brand Rae Feather on this month's beauty box. Glossybox is one of the most hyped up monthly subscription boxes among beauty bloggers, so I was very excited to receive my first box and see what was inside!

Once I opened the box I was pleased to see that it contained 5 items in total, including 4 beauty products and a gorgeous pouch designed by Rae Feather.

GLOSSYBOX AUGUST 2016
GLOSSYBOX AUGUST 2016

Makeup Academy Hall of Fame Eyeshadow Palette
The first product is the MUA Hall of Fame Eyeshadow Palette. I was quite excited to find this in my box as MUA eyeshadow palettes have received a lot of praise online. The Hall of Fame palette contains 12 of the most popular shades from MUA and looks like the type of palette which I would choose to pick up myself. The palette includes neutral and golden shades, perfect for daytime looks, as well as a deep bronze and shimmery black shade, ideal for creating smokey eyes.

Spa to You Deep Pore Facial Cleansing Brush
Although I've always found the concept interesting, I've never actually owned a facial cleansing brush before. Cleansing brushes are supposed to help cleanse your skin better by gently exfoliating the skin. I'm looking forward to giving this a try and will definitely report back if I like it!

Cowshed Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion
Cowshed is another brand that I've been meaning to try for ages but I never got around to doing so. The Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion (I just love the name) contains Lemongrass, Ginger and Rosemary Essential Oils. To me, this smells exactly like a refreshing cup of lemon and ginger tea which I rather like. I'm looking forward to trying this and seeing whether Cowshed products are really as good as they sound!

Mudmasky Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask
The final beauty product in this month's Glossybox is a miniature Mudmasky Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask - the full size product actually costs £59! I love face masks so I'm always happy to try out a new one. This particular face mask claims to refine pores, brighten and soothe the skin, as well as keeping your skin feeling hydrated and looking plump. I can't wait to try this one out and see if it would be worth the price of the full size bottle!

Rae Feather Pouch
The final product in the August 2016 Glossybox is a pouch designed by Rae Feather. The pouch feels very well-made, and although it's too small to be used as a travel makeup bag, this will come in handy for keeping a lipstick and powder in my handbag for touch-ups throughout the day.

You can sign up for Glossybox here for £10 a month.

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*This post contains PR samples. All opinions are my own, honest opinions.*

GLOSSYBOX AUGUST 2016 REVIEW

25 August 2016

GLOSSYBOX AUGUST 2016

It's Glossybox's 5th birthday this month, and to celebrate this Glossybox have collaborated with fashion brand Rae Feather on this month's beauty box. Glossybox is one of the most hyped up monthly subscription boxes among beauty bloggers, so I was very excited to receive my first box and see what was inside!

Once I opened the box I was pleased to see that it contained 5 items in total, including 4 beauty products and a gorgeous pouch designed by Rae Feather.

GLOSSYBOX AUGUST 2016
GLOSSYBOX AUGUST 2016

Makeup Academy Hall of Fame Eyeshadow Palette
The first product is the MUA Hall of Fame Eyeshadow Palette. I was quite excited to find this in my box as MUA eyeshadow palettes have received a lot of praise online. The Hall of Fame palette contains 12 of the most popular shades from MUA and looks like the type of palette which I would choose to pick up myself. The palette includes neutral and golden shades, perfect for daytime looks, as well as a deep bronze and shimmery black shade, ideal for creating smokey eyes.

Spa to You Deep Pore Facial Cleansing Brush
Although I've always found the concept interesting, I've never actually owned a facial cleansing brush before. Cleansing brushes are supposed to help cleanse your skin better by gently exfoliating the skin. I'm looking forward to giving this a try and will definitely report back if I like it!

Cowshed Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion
Cowshed is another brand that I've been meaning to try for ages but I never got around to doing so. The Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion (I just love the name) contains Lemongrass, Ginger and Rosemary Essential Oils. To me, this smells exactly like a refreshing cup of lemon and ginger tea which I rather like. I'm looking forward to trying this and seeing whether Cowshed products are really as good as they sound!

Mudmasky Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask
The final beauty product in this month's Glossybox is a miniature Mudmasky Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask - the full size product actually costs £59! I love face masks so I'm always happy to try out a new one. This particular face mask claims to refine pores, brighten and soothe the skin, as well as keeping your skin feeling hydrated and looking plump. I can't wait to try this one out and see if it would be worth the price of the full size bottle!

Rae Feather Pouch
The final product in the August 2016 Glossybox is a pouch designed by Rae Feather. The pouch feels very well-made, and although it's too small to be used as a travel makeup bag, this will come in handy for keeping a lipstick and powder in my handbag for touch-ups throughout the day.

You can sign up for Glossybox here for £10 a month.

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*This post contains PR samples. All opinions are my own, honest opinions.*
New Look Dungarees

New Look Dungarees

My current fashion obsession: stripes + dunagrees.

Every time I go shopping, I'm somehow drawn to the same things. Around 75% of my wardrobe consists of stripes, however each time I spot (yet another) navy and white striped in the shops, it slips into my basket without me even realising (ish).

I recently did a bit of sales-shopping and came across this navy and white striped tee in Topshop for something ridiculous like £4. For this look, I decided to team the tee with a pair of black denim dungarees from New Look. These were also in the sale for £14, which I thought was such an amazing bargain! I'm also wearing my light pink scarf from Topshop, which was - surprise - also in the sale for £12, and my Weinbrenner boots which I've had for over 4 years now and are still going strong! Finally, I'm wearing my mum's bag from Fiorelli which completes the look quite nicely.

New Look Dungarees

New Look Dungarees

New Look Dungarees

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SUMMER STRIPES + DUNGAREES | OOTD

24 August 2016

New Look Dungarees

New Look Dungarees

My current fashion obsession: stripes + dunagrees.

Every time I go shopping, I'm somehow drawn to the same things. Around 75% of my wardrobe consists of stripes, however each time I spot (yet another) navy and white striped in the shops, it slips into my basket without me even realising (ish).

I recently did a bit of sales-shopping and came across this navy and white striped tee in Topshop for something ridiculous like £4. For this look, I decided to team the tee with a pair of black denim dungarees from New Look. These were also in the sale for £14, which I thought was such an amazing bargain! I'm also wearing my light pink scarf from Topshop, which was - surprise - also in the sale for £12, and my Weinbrenner boots which I've had for over 4 years now and are still going strong! Finally, I'm wearing my mum's bag from Fiorelli which completes the look quite nicely.

New Look Dungarees

New Look Dungarees

New Look Dungarees

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I love dainty pieces of jewellery, especially when it's dainty rose gold jewellery. However, this can be quite pricey. I was recently introduced to Gemporia, a jewellery brand that offers genuine gemstone jewellery at affordable prices and am very excited to be collaborating with the brand on this post.

Gemporia use only genuine gemstones and precious metals, and their products have been featured on Vogue, Grazia and Elle magazine. After spending a considerable amount of hours browsing through the Gemporia website, I finally settled on two rose gold bracelets, the 3.51 CT Rainbow Moonstone Rose Gold Vermeil Bracelet and the 3.47 CT Labradorite Rose Gold Vermeil Nala Bracelet.

Both bracelets came packaged in individual pouches, and as you can see from the photos they are both gorgeous, delicate-looking pieces of jewellery.  The Rainbow Moonstone bracelet contains what initially looks like a white gemstone. However, this produces a stunning rainbow effect when it catches the light. The Labradorite bracelet contains a green gemstone which looks beautiful when paired with the rose gold bracelet. It's hard to pick which one is my favourite!



As the bracelets are so beautifully dainty, they can easily be worn everyday or saved for special occasions if you prefer. I've had so many compliments when I have worn them, which makes me want to wear them all the time!  

I would highly recommend browsing through the Gemporia website and treating yourself or a loved one to one of their beautiful pieces of jewellery. You can also opt to have your jewellery sent in a luxury ring or pendant box if you prefer.

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*This post contains PR samples. All opinions are my own, honest opinions.*

GEMPORIA ROSE GOLD BRACELETS REVIEW

23 August 2016



I love dainty pieces of jewellery, especially when it's dainty rose gold jewellery. However, this can be quite pricey. I was recently introduced to Gemporia, a jewellery brand that offers genuine gemstone jewellery at affordable prices and am very excited to be collaborating with the brand on this post.

Gemporia use only genuine gemstones and precious metals, and their products have been featured on Vogue, Grazia and Elle magazine. After spending a considerable amount of hours browsing through the Gemporia website, I finally settled on two rose gold bracelets, the 3.51 CT Rainbow Moonstone Rose Gold Vermeil Bracelet and the 3.47 CT Labradorite Rose Gold Vermeil Nala Bracelet.

Both bracelets came packaged in individual pouches, and as you can see from the photos they are both gorgeous, delicate-looking pieces of jewellery.  The Rainbow Moonstone bracelet contains what initially looks like a white gemstone. However, this produces a stunning rainbow effect when it catches the light. The Labradorite bracelet contains a green gemstone which looks beautiful when paired with the rose gold bracelet. It's hard to pick which one is my favourite!



As the bracelets are so beautifully dainty, they can easily be worn everyday or saved for special occasions if you prefer. I've had so many compliments when I have worn them, which makes me want to wear them all the time!  

I would highly recommend browsing through the Gemporia website and treating yourself or a loved one to one of their beautiful pieces of jewellery. You can also opt to have your jewellery sent in a luxury ring or pendant box if you prefer.

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*This post contains PR samples. All opinions are my own, honest opinions.*
CHARLOTTE TILBURY AMAZING GRACE LIPSTICK

CHARLOTTE TILBURY AMAZING GRACE LIPSTICK

Earlier this month I wrote about my first ever Charlotte Tilbury purchase, the Hot Lips lipstick in 'Liv It Up'. I was super impressed with the quality and while I was on holiday, decided to treat myself to another lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury. This time I decided to go for the Matte Revolution lipstick in 'Amazing Grace'.

'Amazing Grace' is described as a 'vintage tea rose'. It's a gorgeous bright-but-not-too-bright pink colour, which is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your makeup look.  

I'd read lots of great reviews for the Matte Revolution lipsticks so I had high hopes for the lipstick's formula - and it definitely didn't disappoint! Although the lipstick has a matte finish, it is not drying in the slightest and doesn't highlight any dryness in the lips. Instead, it feels very comfortable and somewhat hydrating.  In terms of longevity, this lipstick lasts very well on the lips, even after eating and drinking, which I thought was pretty impressive. 

The lipstick also comes in a beautiful rose gold packaging which looks and feels so luxurious.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY AMAZING GRACE LIPSTICK

CHARLOTTE TILBURY AMAZING GRACE LIPSTICK

Although the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are quite pricey at £23, you really do get what you pay for in terms of quality.


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CHARLOTTE TILBURY AMAZING GRACE LIPSTICK

CHARLOTTE TILBURY AMAZING GRACE LIPSTICK

CHARLOTTE TILBURY AMAZING GRACE LIPSTICK

Earlier this month I wrote about my first ever Charlotte Tilbury purchase, the Hot Lips lipstick in 'Liv It Up'. I was super impressed with the quality and while I was on holiday, decided to treat myself to another lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury. This time I decided to go for the Matte Revolution lipstick in 'Amazing Grace'.

'Amazing Grace' is described as a 'vintage tea rose'. It's a gorgeous bright-but-not-too-bright pink colour, which is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your makeup look.  

I'd read lots of great reviews for the Matte Revolution lipsticks so I had high hopes for the lipstick's formula - and it definitely didn't disappoint! Although the lipstick has a matte finish, it is not drying in the slightest and doesn't highlight any dryness in the lips. Instead, it feels very comfortable and somewhat hydrating.  In terms of longevity, this lipstick lasts very well on the lips, even after eating and drinking, which I thought was pretty impressive. 

The lipstick also comes in a beautiful rose gold packaging which looks and feels so luxurious.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY AMAZING GRACE LIPSTICK

CHARLOTTE TILBURY AMAZING GRACE LIPSTICK

Although the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are quite pricey at £23, you really do get what you pay for in terms of quality.


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Primark OOTD


Primark OOTD

I've just returned from a week in the Scottish highlands, and I'm so excited to be blogging again! Although I was absent from my blog over the past week, I was been busy snapping away lots of blog post photos while I was away - the first one being this OOTD.  I recently popped into Primark - which of course means I'll be uploading a haul to my channel very soon. But first I thought I would share some of the items I bought in this post.

Primark have some really cute summer and autumn pieces in at the moment. I'm really into printed white blouses at the moment and I fell in love with this bumble bee print shirt when I saw it. This cost just £7.

I'm also really into dusky pink shades at the moment, so I decided to pick up this gorgeous dusky pink suede skirt, which cost £6. I can't wait to wear this through till the end of summer and into the autumn months with some tights!

If you'd like to see what else I got from Primark, make sure you're subscribed to my channel by clicking here.

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SUMMER BEES | PRIMARK OOTD UNDER £15

22 August 2016

Primark OOTD


Primark OOTD

I've just returned from a week in the Scottish highlands, and I'm so excited to be blogging again! Although I was absent from my blog over the past week, I was been busy snapping away lots of blog post photos while I was away - the first one being this OOTD.  I recently popped into Primark - which of course means I'll be uploading a haul to my channel very soon. But first I thought I would share some of the items I bought in this post.

Primark have some really cute summer and autumn pieces in at the moment. I'm really into printed white blouses at the moment and I fell in love with this bumble bee print shirt when I saw it. This cost just £7.

I'm also really into dusky pink shades at the moment, so I decided to pick up this gorgeous dusky pink suede skirt, which cost £6. I can't wait to wear this through till the end of summer and into the autumn months with some tights!

If you'd like to see what else I got from Primark, make sure you're subscribed to my channel by clicking here.

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I've been a huge fan of Tanya Burr's videos since 2013, and some of my favourite videos were always her baking videos. Her videos are actually the main reason I got really into baking over the last couple of years and I've made her delicious chocolate cookies more times than I could count! So when Tanya announced that she would be releasing her own baking book I was super excited and ordered the signed edition off Amazon.



The first thing that struck me about Tanya Bakes is just how beautiful the photography on every single page is.  The book is split into 8 main sections: Cookies & Biscuits, Muffins, Cupcakes & Traybakes, Cakes & Loaves, Puddings, Pastry, Bread, Brunch and Special Occassions. I was quite surprised about this as I was expecting the book to be filled with cake and cookie recipes, however Tanya has surpassed this with delicious recipes for things such as cheese scones, sticky toffee pudding, and even Pop Tarts!

I've already tried out a few of the recipes, such as the salted Nutella cookies, and have my eye on a few of the others.  Some of the ones I'm most excited to try include the s'mores cupcakes, the chocolate loaf, the salted caramel cheesecake and the peanut butter cups (pictured below).


I would highly recommend picking up Tanya Bakes. Available from Amazon.

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TANYA BAKES BOOK REVIEW

11 August 2016


I've been a huge fan of Tanya Burr's videos since 2013, and some of my favourite videos were always her baking videos. Her videos are actually the main reason I got really into baking over the last couple of years and I've made her delicious chocolate cookies more times than I could count! So when Tanya announced that she would be releasing her own baking book I was super excited and ordered the signed edition off Amazon.



The first thing that struck me about Tanya Bakes is just how beautiful the photography on every single page is.  The book is split into 8 main sections: Cookies & Biscuits, Muffins, Cupcakes & Traybakes, Cakes & Loaves, Puddings, Pastry, Bread, Brunch and Special Occassions. I was quite surprised about this as I was expecting the book to be filled with cake and cookie recipes, however Tanya has surpassed this with delicious recipes for things such as cheese scones, sticky toffee pudding, and even Pop Tarts!

I've already tried out a few of the recipes, such as the salted Nutella cookies, and have my eye on a few of the others.  Some of the ones I'm most excited to try include the s'mores cupcakes, the chocolate loaf, the salted caramel cheesecake and the peanut butter cups (pictured below).


I would highly recommend picking up Tanya Bakes. Available from Amazon.

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