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ZOELLA BEAUTY CHRISTMAS 2016

ZOELLA BEAUTY CHRISTMAS 2016

There are so many amazing Christmas gift sets around at the moment, especially in the world of beauty. In order to celebrate the Christmas period and my first ever year of doing Blogmas, I thought I would pick up one of my favourite gift sets around this year to give away to one of you, my readers! 

This month, I will be giving away the Zoella Beauty Secret Santa Mini Mist Set. I love the fragranced body mists from the Zoella Beauty range, and this gift set contains all three body mists that are already out PLUS an exclusive Christmas-scented one!

The gift set contains:
  • Blissful Mistful - The original soft, feminine fragrance with notes of strawberry, grapefruit, violet, jasmine and gardenia.
  • Let's Spritz - A fresh and fruity spritz with delicate notes of raspberry and cassis.
  • Sweet Inspirations - A delicious fragrance with notes of sweet almond, creamy vanilla and honey.
  • Bake My Day - This basically smells like Christmas in a bottle. It's a warming fragrance with notes of ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate. Mmm!

Enter the giveaway below. The giveaway is open to anyone in Europe from 5th December until 23rd December 2016. Good luck!

ZOELLA BEAUTY CHRISTMAS 2016 GIVEAWAY | BLOGMAS

5 December 2016

ZOELLA BEAUTY CHRISTMAS 2016

ZOELLA BEAUTY CHRISTMAS 2016

There are so many amazing Christmas gift sets around at the moment, especially in the world of beauty. In order to celebrate the Christmas period and my first ever year of doing Blogmas, I thought I would pick up one of my favourite gift sets around this year to give away to one of you, my readers! 

This month, I will be giving away the Zoella Beauty Secret Santa Mini Mist Set. I love the fragranced body mists from the Zoella Beauty range, and this gift set contains all three body mists that are already out PLUS an exclusive Christmas-scented one!

The gift set contains:
  • Blissful Mistful - The original soft, feminine fragrance with notes of strawberry, grapefruit, violet, jasmine and gardenia.
  • Let's Spritz - A fresh and fruity spritz with delicate notes of raspberry and cassis.
  • Sweet Inspirations - A delicious fragrance with notes of sweet almond, creamy vanilla and honey.
  • Bake My Day - This basically smells like Christmas in a bottle. It's a warming fragrance with notes of ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate. Mmm!

Enter the giveaway below. The giveaway is open to anyone in Europe from 5th December until 23rd December 2016. Good luck!

#GiftOfGiving

Fenetic Wellbeing are running a #GiftOfGiving campaign this Christmas, to encourage people to think a little bit extra about their family members and the little things they can do for each other to make them happy by doing random acts of kindness.  I was given the opportunity to surprise a family member with a nice gift that they deserve but wouldn't normally buy themselves to show my appreciation for all they do. So I decided to surprise my mum!

My mum does so much for me, she's always ready to listen and offer her support and she's always there for hugs whenever I need them! I feel like I can talk to my mum about anything - she really is my best friend :)

I decided to surprise my mum with a Ted Baker Travel Wallet that she's wanted for ages, but would never have bought for herself. Check out my video below to see her reaction.


Why not surprise a relative with something they wouldn't be expecting this season? 



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#GiftOfGiving WITH FENETIC WELLBEING | SURPRISING MY MUM!

4 December 2016

#GiftOfGiving

Fenetic Wellbeing are running a #GiftOfGiving campaign this Christmas, to encourage people to think a little bit extra about their family members and the little things they can do for each other to make them happy by doing random acts of kindness.  I was given the opportunity to surprise a family member with a nice gift that they deserve but wouldn't normally buy themselves to show my appreciation for all they do. So I decided to surprise my mum!

My mum does so much for me, she's always ready to listen and offer her support and she's always there for hugs whenever I need them! I feel like I can talk to my mum about anything - she really is my best friend :)

I decided to surprise my mum with a Ted Baker Travel Wallet that she's wanted for ages, but would never have bought for herself. Check out my video below to see her reaction.


Why not surprise a relative with something they wouldn't be expecting this season? 



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*This post is in collaboration with Fenetic Wellbeing.*

As the cold winter weather has well and truly set in and the days are getting shorter, there is nothing I enjoy more than treating myself to a pamper night! It's so important to dedicate some time to do nice things for ourselves, and a pamper night is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day. Creating the perfect relaxing night in does not require much effort. My 3 essentials are; a calming face mask, a scented candle and of course a nice, looooong relaxing bath!

H&A have launched a new range of deliciously scented Happy Jackson bath soaks that I have recently incorporated into my bath-time routine. Having already been a huge fan of Happy Jackson's bright and fun stationery range, I was very excited about this launch and could not wait to find out if the products lived up to all my expectations.

HAPPY JACKSON BATH SOAKS

HAPPY JACKSON BATH SOAKS

The Happy Jackson Bath Soaks are available exclusively to Sainsbury's at just £3 each for a huge 500ml bottle (and they're currently on offer for £2 each - crazy!).  However, in spite of being so affordable, the products are genuinely such good quality and are actually some of the loveliest bath products that I have discovered this year.

The bath soaks come in a range of delicious scents, bright colours, and in true Happy Jackson style, they come with cute, quirky names which are sure to bring a smile to your face. I've recently tried out four of their bath soaks (there are eight in total). These are 'Soak it up Girl', a berry and cherry scented pink bath soak that smells like sweets, 'Give it some YAY!', which smells of orange, ginger and mint (a sophisticated scent that I have never come across in a bath product before), 'Sweet Enough Already', which smells of raspberry and mango, and 'Totally Time to Chill', which smells of vanilla bean and honey. All four bath soaks smell absolutely divine and similar to what you would get in more expensive, luxury brands - particularly 'Give it some YAY!'.

I love these so much that I have even been using them in the shower on those days when I don't have enough time for a bath!

HAPPY JACKSON BATH SOAKS

HAPPY JACKSON BATH SOAKS

I would highly recommend picking up a bottle (or three) of the Happy Jackson Bath Soaks next time you pop into Sainsbury's or online. I will definitely be stocking up on more of these and cannot wait to try out all the other scents!

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*This post contains PR samples.*

COSY WINTER NIGHTS IN WITH HAPPY JACKSON | BLOGMAS


As the cold winter weather has well and truly set in and the days are getting shorter, there is nothing I enjoy more than treating myself to a pamper night! It's so important to dedicate some time to do nice things for ourselves, and a pamper night is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day. Creating the perfect relaxing night in does not require much effort. My 3 essentials are; a calming face mask, a scented candle and of course a nice, looooong relaxing bath!

H&A have launched a new range of deliciously scented Happy Jackson bath soaks that I have recently incorporated into my bath-time routine. Having already been a huge fan of Happy Jackson's bright and fun stationery range, I was very excited about this launch and could not wait to find out if the products lived up to all my expectations.

HAPPY JACKSON BATH SOAKS

HAPPY JACKSON BATH SOAKS

The Happy Jackson Bath Soaks are available exclusively to Sainsbury's at just £3 each for a huge 500ml bottle (and they're currently on offer for £2 each - crazy!).  However, in spite of being so affordable, the products are genuinely such good quality and are actually some of the loveliest bath products that I have discovered this year.

The bath soaks come in a range of delicious scents, bright colours, and in true Happy Jackson style, they come with cute, quirky names which are sure to bring a smile to your face. I've recently tried out four of their bath soaks (there are eight in total). These are 'Soak it up Girl', a berry and cherry scented pink bath soak that smells like sweets, 'Give it some YAY!', which smells of orange, ginger and mint (a sophisticated scent that I have never come across in a bath product before), 'Sweet Enough Already', which smells of raspberry and mango, and 'Totally Time to Chill', which smells of vanilla bean and honey. All four bath soaks smell absolutely divine and similar to what you would get in more expensive, luxury brands - particularly 'Give it some YAY!'.

I love these so much that I have even been using them in the shower on those days when I don't have enough time for a bath!

HAPPY JACKSON BATH SOAKS

HAPPY JACKSON BATH SOAKS

I would highly recommend picking up a bottle (or three) of the Happy Jackson Bath Soaks next time you pop into Sainsbury's or online. I will definitely be stocking up on more of these and cannot wait to try out all the other scents!

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*This post contains PR samples.*

CHARLOTTE TILBURY INSTANT LOOK IN A PALETTE

When it comes to beauty brands, Charlotte Tilbury is definitely up there in my top 3.  The luxurious packaging and attention to detail in every single product has made Charlotte Tilbury one of the most sought-after brands in the beauty world since its launch in 2013. Check out my Charlotte Tilbury product reviews here.

This festive season, Charlotte Tilbury has released a number of lust-worthy Christmas exclusives which I'm pretty sure everyone will be asking Santa for! The 'Instant Look in a Palette & Legendary Lashes Gift Set', exclusive to John Lewis, is sure to be a hit this season.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY INSTANT LOOK IN A PALETTE

The Charlotte Tilbury 'Instant Look in a Palette Gift Set' comes in a luxurious burgundy and rose gold packaging. It is sleek, sturdy and comes complete with a huge mirror on the inside, making it perfect for popping into your handbag. The idea behind the palette is that it includes almost everything which you need to create the perfect radiant makeup look in 5 minutes - whether it is day or night. The palette contains 3 shimmery eyeshadows, 2 blushers, a bronzer and a highlighter.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY INSTANT LOOK IN A PALETTE

The first eyeshadow, 1 Eye Brighten, is a shimmery champagne shade which you can use as a base all over the eyelid. Next, 2 Eye Enhance is a medium taupe shade which you can apply to the crease of your eyelid to add some depth, and 3 Eye Smoke is a bronze-taupe shade, perfect for adding some drama to your makeup look.

The palette also contains a Face Bronze and Face Highlight - essentially the highly-coveted Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, which I have wanted to try out for ages. Both the bronzer and highlight are gorgeous and complement my fair skin nicely. I love how natural the highlight looks, but you can also really build this up if you want to add some serious glow!

Finally, the palette contains 2 blusher shades - 'Swish', which is a lovely coral shade and 'Pop', a rosy pink colour. You can use these separately or mix them up, which is what I like to do. Although the blushers may look small, they are incredibly pigmented so you only need to use the tiniest amount of these - and they blend really nicely too. 

The gift set, which is exclusive to John Lewis also comes with a complementary mini Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes which I have heard amazing things about. I love a good mascara that promises to add tons of drama to your lashes - which is what this promises to do! Look out for a full review coming to my blog soon.

I love how versatile and practical the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gift Set is, and I know this will make the PERFECT Christmas gift for any beauty-lover out there! Available exclusively from John Lewis.

*This post contains PR samples.*

CHARLOTTE TILBURY INSTANT LOOK IN A PALETTE GIFT SET | BLOGMAS

3 December 2016

CHARLOTTE TILBURY INSTANT LOOK IN A PALETTE

When it comes to beauty brands, Charlotte Tilbury is definitely up there in my top 3.  The luxurious packaging and attention to detail in every single product has made Charlotte Tilbury one of the most sought-after brands in the beauty world since its launch in 2013. Check out my Charlotte Tilbury product reviews here.

This festive season, Charlotte Tilbury has released a number of lust-worthy Christmas exclusives which I'm pretty sure everyone will be asking Santa for! The 'Instant Look in a Palette & Legendary Lashes Gift Set', exclusive to John Lewis, is sure to be a hit this season.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY INSTANT LOOK IN A PALETTE

The Charlotte Tilbury 'Instant Look in a Palette Gift Set' comes in a luxurious burgundy and rose gold packaging. It is sleek, sturdy and comes complete with a huge mirror on the inside, making it perfect for popping into your handbag. The idea behind the palette is that it includes almost everything which you need to create the perfect radiant makeup look in 5 minutes - whether it is day or night. The palette contains 3 shimmery eyeshadows, 2 blushers, a bronzer and a highlighter.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY INSTANT LOOK IN A PALETTE

The first eyeshadow, 1 Eye Brighten, is a shimmery champagne shade which you can use as a base all over the eyelid. Next, 2 Eye Enhance is a medium taupe shade which you can apply to the crease of your eyelid to add some depth, and 3 Eye Smoke is a bronze-taupe shade, perfect for adding some drama to your makeup look.

The palette also contains a Face Bronze and Face Highlight - essentially the highly-coveted Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, which I have wanted to try out for ages. Both the bronzer and highlight are gorgeous and complement my fair skin nicely. I love how natural the highlight looks, but you can also really build this up if you want to add some serious glow!

Finally, the palette contains 2 blusher shades - 'Swish', which is a lovely coral shade and 'Pop', a rosy pink colour. You can use these separately or mix them up, which is what I like to do. Although the blushers may look small, they are incredibly pigmented so you only need to use the tiniest amount of these - and they blend really nicely too. 

The gift set, which is exclusive to John Lewis also comes with a complementary mini Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes which I have heard amazing things about. I love a good mascara that promises to add tons of drama to your lashes - which is what this promises to do! Look out for a full review coming to my blog soon.

I love how versatile and practical the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gift Set is, and I know this will make the PERFECT Christmas gift for any beauty-lover out there! Available exclusively from John Lewis.

*This post contains PR samples.*

Jo Malone is one of those luxury brands that I've lusted after for a number of years, and each time I passed by a Jo Malone store I would go in, and have a little browse and spritz. However I was recently given a voucher and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to treat myself to my very first Jo Malone purchase!

After having yet another look (and sniff) around the store, I knew I wanted to pick up something from the English Pear & Freesia range. English Pear & Freesia is described by Jo Malone as an autumnal scent of fresh, ripe pears and a bouquet of white freesias. I love fruity, floral scents but I would never have thought I would like a pear-scent. However, something about this combination of scents makes this one of the most beautiful, fresh, floral and fruity scents that I have ever smelt.


Making a purchase at the Jo Malone store in Brighton is in itself a real treat - as you would expect from such a luxurious brand! I decided to go for the English Pear & Freesia Travel Candle, which the sales assistant placed inside a box, complete with a box of uber-chic black matchsticks and finished off by tying up with the Jo Malone Christmas 2016 black and gold ribbon *insert heart eye emoji here*.


The Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Travel Candle would make a lovely, special gift for your family or friends - or even a cheeky little treat for yourself! It's the perfect addition to cosy, winter evenings!

What is your favourite scent from Jo Malone?
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MAKING MY FIRST JO MALONE PURCHASE | BLOGMAS

2 December 2016


Jo Malone is one of those luxury brands that I've lusted after for a number of years, and each time I passed by a Jo Malone store I would go in, and have a little browse and spritz. However I was recently given a voucher and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to treat myself to my very first Jo Malone purchase!

After having yet another look (and sniff) around the store, I knew I wanted to pick up something from the English Pear & Freesia range. English Pear & Freesia is described by Jo Malone as an autumnal scent of fresh, ripe pears and a bouquet of white freesias. I love fruity, floral scents but I would never have thought I would like a pear-scent. However, something about this combination of scents makes this one of the most beautiful, fresh, floral and fruity scents that I have ever smelt.


Making a purchase at the Jo Malone store in Brighton is in itself a real treat - as you would expect from such a luxurious brand! I decided to go for the English Pear & Freesia Travel Candle, which the sales assistant placed inside a box, complete with a box of uber-chic black matchsticks and finished off by tying up with the Jo Malone Christmas 2016 black and gold ribbon *insert heart eye emoji here*.


The Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Travel Candle would make a lovely, special gift for your family or friends - or even a cheeky little treat for yourself! It's the perfect addition to cosy, winter evenings!

What is your favourite scent from Jo Malone?
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Heart elbow patch
Heart elbow patch

Throughout this last year I've worked harder than I ever have on Beauty and the Bird. So I felt that it would only be appropriate to end the year by challenging myself to do Blogmas for the first time ever - 24 days of new content, everyday, in the build up to Christmas! I've got some amazing Christmas gift ideas, winter beauty and fashion posts, and some festive giveaways along the way, so keep your eyes peeled!

To kick things off, I wanted to share one of my favourite items in my winter wardrobe - the Boohoo Harper Heart Elbow Patch Jumper. I'm all for big, cosy jumpers in winter - you know, the ones that basically feel like you're wearing a big hug all day. This particular knit from Boohoo ticks all the boxes in terms of being cosy and keeping you nice and toasty. However, what makes it extra special is the super cute heart elbow patches. I'm not normally a big fan of elbow patches on jumpers (I mean, really, what is the point!?), but there was something that drew me to this and I'm so glad I picked it up! I know I'm going to be getting so much wear out of this throughout the winter.

Heart elbow patch




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HEARTS ON MY ELBOWS OOTD | BLOGMAS

1 December 2016

Heart elbow patch
Heart elbow patch

Throughout this last year I've worked harder than I ever have on Beauty and the Bird. So I felt that it would only be appropriate to end the year by challenging myself to do Blogmas for the first time ever - 24 days of new content, everyday, in the build up to Christmas! I've got some amazing Christmas gift ideas, winter beauty and fashion posts, and some festive giveaways along the way, so keep your eyes peeled!

To kick things off, I wanted to share one of my favourite items in my winter wardrobe - the Boohoo Harper Heart Elbow Patch Jumper. I'm all for big, cosy jumpers in winter - you know, the ones that basically feel like you're wearing a big hug all day. This particular knit from Boohoo ticks all the boxes in terms of being cosy and keeping you nice and toasty. However, what makes it extra special is the super cute heart elbow patches. I'm not normally a big fan of elbow patches on jumpers (I mean, really, what is the point!?), but there was something that drew me to this and I'm so glad I picked it up! I know I'm going to be getting so much wear out of this throughout the winter.

Heart elbow patch




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