Saturday, 30 June 2018

A HUGE World Duty Free Haul! (Part 2)

As you guys know, I recently went along to the Gatwick Summer Festival as a guest of my good friends at World Duty Free. I blogged all about how fantastic the event was, what I got up to and why the first ever #GatwickSummerFestival is just so darn fabulous. So make sure you check out Part 1 in my previous post! This will explain everything you need to know about all of the fun festival themed activities going on at the Gatwick North and South Terminals, all the travel exclusives you can pick up, and there's a chance to win up to £5,000 worth of airport vouchers too. So make sure you have a read of my post first...


Friday, 29 June 2018

Celebrating The Gatwick Summer Festival With World Duty Free (Part 1)

Two weeks ago you'll have seen on my Instagram Stories that I headed to Gatwick Airport as a guest of World Duty Free. They were hosting a BIG celebration in aid of their first ever Summer Festival and I had quite frankly, the best time! I'm already a huge fan of World Duty Free - the beauty lover inside me gets giddy at the thought of shopping there before my holidays and I often head there with a huge list, ready to stock up on all my favourites as well as treating myself to lots of new goodies. So the opportunity of a shopping spree at one of the best beauty destinations in the UK was a dream come true!


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Ten Things To Pack In Your Holiday Handbag

When it comes to packing for our holidays, we all focus on the suitcase right? We sort our swimwear out, pack our night-out dresses and force in way more shoes than is necessary. (Just me?) But one thing I always neglect and I'm very guilty of, is leaving my holiday handbag packing to the last minute and then having a mad dash round the house literally when I should have been in the car five minutes ago. So to make things easier, I've created a little list of the things that we should all remember to pack in our holiday handbag.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Eyeshadow - The Glitter Edit

Are you a festival lover? Off on a girls holiday? Or even just a make-up junkie who hasn't missed the huge rise of popularity for glitter eye looks? I've never been to a festival and rather than a fun girls holiday, I'm off on a much-needed quiet break to Greece next month. But that doesn't mean I've missed the glitter-boat, or that I can't love the trend as much as the next girl. No, if you think you're too old, too 'safe' in your style for Glitter Eyes, then my friends you are WRONG!

Monday, 25 June 2018

Our Day At The Newmarket Races

As a family we try and set aside certain times during the week to spend together. That freelance life, motherhood and the daily jungle of school-runs, P.E kits and feeding times can often mean we get to the weekend in the blink of an eye. And it also means that family time is precious to us, and we try to make sure we make memories with the boys - the sort they'll remember as they grow up. It's because of this that we like to dedicate certain days to take the boys on special trips and dedicated family days, and this weekend we went on one of the best we've been to, at the Newmarket Racecourses Discovery Day.


Thursday, 21 June 2018

Five Happy Things About The GlamGlow x My Little Pony Collection

If you've read my blog or seen my Instagram before, you'll know that one of my favourite face mask brands is GlamGlow. I've got a healthy collection of their mud masks and they're one brand I turn to weekly without fail for skin TLC. I was so excited when they started to introduce 'normal' daily skincare into their existing product catalogue because it finally meant I could use GlamGlow on a daily basis. I rate their masks so highly that I knew I'd love the skincare, and I did. (Check out my thoughts on X and X.)

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Clarins Summer 2018 Collection

When it comes to seasonal make up, there's few brands who nail a summer launch like Clarins do. Every year I find myself getting just that little bit excited ahead of the summer because I know whatever they have in store for us, will be wonderful. And the Clarins Summer 2018 Collection did not disappoint.


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Sunless Tanning - How To Get The Perfect Natural Looking Tan

As someone with very fair skin, I've tried a lot of products to help me achieve that all over bronzed look that is usually only achievable with a week of sunbathing on an exotic holiday. Over the years I've gone from tanning a lovely golden brown to not tanning at all. Maybe it's the hormone changes after having children - who knows? But for some reason, once I got past my teens, I stopped tanning - and when on holiday I usually went straight to the red stage. The dangerous stage. 

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Two Minute BeautyTime: The Salvatore Ferragamo Mini Signorina Collection

Two Minute Time is focused on one of my much loved brands of perfume today. I've talked about Salvatore Ferragamo fragrances multiple times, and my love affair with them started after a close friend introduced me to Signorina Misteriosa. The perfect scent for musk lovers, I'd never smelt anything like it. It was to me, the definition of sexy and sultry and for that reason I've always had a bottle on the go - and always one as a back up too.


Saturday, 16 June 2018

Brand Focus: Laura Geller

Laura Geller.

One American brand I rate highly and think are way under rated. I'm forever recommending their highlighters, loving their lippies and at Christmas I love their Holiday Sets. I think more people should try their products, because once they do, they'll be hooked - just like I was. I love when brands produce amazing products in quick succession, just as Laura Geller have recently, because it means I can do a thorough Brand Focus piece. Which are some of my favourites to write!


Friday, 15 June 2018

Summer Scents - Matching Your Perfume To Your Home Fragrance

When it comes to fragrance we all have scents that evoke memories and transport us to another place for a moment or two. Whether it's the aftershave your first boyfriend used to wear, or the perfume your Nanna used to always buy you at Christmas while you were growing matter what the memory is, scent has a way of allowing us to time travel, even if just for a moment.


Monday, 11 June 2018

Time For A Little Hair TLC

When it comes to my hair, I have to be really cautious about the products I use. My hair is super fine and thin, but there's a lot of it (so my hairdresser tells me!) Which means that I feel like I have the flattest hair in the world, and serums, masks and things like that can be great for encouraging growth and strengthening my hair - but they instantly make my locks look even flatter. Which isn't a good look on anyone, let's be honest!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Getting The Summer Glow Using The New Bare Minerals Crystalline Glow Collection

If there was one thing I wasn't expecting on a dreary Friday afternoon, it was a gorgeous pink box to be delivered. Anything in a pink box instantly makes me happy because hey, this girl loves pink - have you seen my Instagram feed?! Anyway, upon opening it, the excitement got real. The lovely folks at Bare Minerals had released a rose gold themed, limited edition collection called Crystalline Glow and it is everything I love about make up. And as a girly-girl anything with a rose gold focus wins my heart quickly.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Getting In Shape for Summer

When I first heard about So Shape, I didn't really pay much attention, but the more I heard and saw, the more intrigued I became. Slowly I began to start wondering if something like So Shape could work for me? I've always been a bit cynical of fads and weight loss programs, probably because in all honesty, I hadn't felt like I needed them before. I've always had a high metabolism so if anything, I spent years struggling to put weight on. But that changed for me when I had my second child.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Cheating The Ombre Look With The By Terry Twist-On Lipsticks

If you're a lover of the old school darker lip line and lighter lipstick (like me) then you're going to want to get your hands on the By Terry Twist-On Lipsticks. Despite being so well presented back in the 80's, a well lined lip has never gone out of fashion. Nowadays you can apply on the outer line, the lips themselves to create fuller illusions and all over as a lip colour. Pretty nifty huh?


Sunday, 3 June 2018

May Favourites & New In Beauty

Where is this year going? Because all of a sudden we're in summer, it's June and holiday season, summer term breaks and cute sundresses are upon us. I love the warm weather, and summer just makes me feel better in every way. Something about blue skies and sunshine just has that effect right? But with another month arriving, it gives me the opportunity to showcase some of my monthly favourites and also talk to you about what's been new-in this month. May has been a great month, but I feel like I say that every time I write these posts - probably because they're some of my favourites to write! but genuinely, this could be *possibly* my favourite month for writing this post!
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