Tuesday, 2 December 2014

10 Reasons Winter Makes Me Smile

1. Potentially the most obvious, CHRISTMAS! My absolutely favourite thing in the whole world.

2. Knitwear, I mean who doesn't love it!

3. The roaring log fires

4. The specialised lattes and hot choccys from Starbucks!

5. Those winters scents

6. Being snuggled up on the sofa with a mountain of blankets

7. The feeling of being lovely and toasty when outside it's really cold

8. SNOW and frost. I love frost on grass and spiders webs it just looks so magical

9. Dog walkies

10. Last but not least, family time. I find myself not rushing around as much in the winter so I end up spending more time with this lovely bunch.

Lots of Love

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Review || Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Honey Bath


So we are now well on our way to Christmas so over the next couple of weeks I am reviewing products that make great presents for friends and family. SO basically I am doing a really really in depth christmas list! Hope that makes sense to you all! So the first in this so called series is a really favourite high end product of mine and it is the Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Honey Bath. 

The Honey Bath range comes in a 300g glass jar with a silver metal lid. The packaging is very minimalistic however still feels very luxurious especially as you can see the pearlescent Honey Bath shimmering through. It comes with a little wooden honey dipper, which is super cute. You just simply dip the dipper into the beautiful liquid and swirl it around in the bath. As soon as you unscrew the lid and remove the plastic cover the scent hits you. I swear down it literally smells like creme brulee! Once I have dipped I swirl it around about to catch the drips and then hold it under a running hot tap and watch the bubble form. If I want a super luxury bath I'll dip a second time and swirl the dipper around in the bath water. 

After a bath my skin feels silky and soft, even after towel drying which often removes this feeling. Also your skin holds a faint smell of creme brulee which I love, but I understand this may not be to everyones taste. I like to light lots of candles and catch up on Great British Bake Off while have a lovely relaxing soak! 

You can buy Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Honey Bath from most department stores, I picked mine up from House of Fraser for £32.00 you can buy it online here. I am definitely going to try more of Laura Mercier Body and Bath products now and hopefully they will be just as good! Have you tried any of the products before? 

Lots of Love 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

11 Ways to Get you Lazy Ass Out of Bed

1. Get Enough Sleep 
Sounds obvious but loads of us don't get enough beauty sleep. As a bare minimum you should be aiming to sleep for at least eight hours every night. Being well rested means you will free fresh and ready to go when you wake up!

2. Get into a routine
Our body's clock follows a circadian rhythm. If that rhythm is set correctly, you may be able to regularly wake up refreshed without an alarm, but if it is not correctly set you'll wake up feeling groggy or even sleep through your alarm altogether. Make an effort to get to bed and get out of bed roughly the same time every day. 

3. Adjust to your sleep cycles
The average human sleep cycle is 90 minutes. Adjust the time you wake up and the time you go to bed so that you can sleep for a length of time that is in a multiple of 90 minutes (for example, 6, 7 &1/2 or 9 hours), and you'll wake up more refreshed.

4. Sleep Well 
Sleeping for 8-9 will not help you so much if you don't get quality restful sleep. Here are a few suggestions to help you sleep well:
  • Get a comfortable bed
  • Control the temperature in the room
  • Reduce external noise
  • Abstain from caffeine and alcohol six hours before you go to sleep
5. Get the right alarm clock
Some people, including myself, need a very loud, harsh alarm. Experiment and find an alarm that works for you.

6. Position Your Alarm Clock
It sound daft but honestly this works for me. If you alarm is just next to your bed, you'll find yourself just rolling over and hitting snooze, and go back to sleep without even remembering doing so. I find if I have to get out of bed and walk across the room, I really struggle to go back to sleep. So I have started putting my phone away from my bed. 

7. Set Numerous Alarms
If you are one of those people who not you up, set more than one to go off. I usually set one after another about 5-10 minutes apart.

8. Get a helping hand 
When I was at Uni I lived with a couple of my course mates, so we'd all need to get up at a similar time to attend lectures. So we'd help each other out. We'd make sure that we were all up and ready to go. 

9. Have a Drink 
Drink some water as soon as you wake up, it stimulates the body and will help you stay awake. If you need something stronger have a coffee or tea.

10. Let the Light in
Your body naturally wakes up faster when it's light outside, so open your curtains. Or perhaps leave them slightly ajar when you go to sleep. 

11. Wash Your Face 
Splashing cold wash on your face helps your circulation start. Also means you can start your skincare routine. 

What are your top tips for getting up early? 

Lots of Love

Monday, 27 October 2014

My Little Glitzy Secret

Hellooo There,

Recently I was contacted by a company called Glitzy Secrets asking me if I'd like to feature a stunning pair of earrings from their Crystal Collection.

I have to be honest I had never heard of the brand beforehand but after I did a little exploring I found that they are pretty big on the old blogesphere. Also I have to mention I was really impressed with the website, it was super easy to navigate around and looked incredibly professional. It took me a fair while to choice a pair of earring for the expansive collection (can view it here) finally I opted for the Graceful Charm Earrings.

I thought that the earrings are very versatile,hence why i chose them. I have been wearing them with a variety of attire, mainly casual as I have lacked formal events recently however I  did wear them to a late summer wedding and they looked great! In terms of comfort they are great, not heavy and actually good to sleep in (a few too many drink may have made me forget to remove them!). I feel elegant when they are in, the earrings just give an outfit that extra lux and class it needs.

They have an amazing website full of reasonable priced glitzy jewels so definatlt worth checking the company out!

Lots of Love 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Beauty Wish List

Helloooo :) 

I am craving some serious Beauty products at the moment so I thought I'd share them with you guys and you can let me know what you think of them and if they are worth it! 

Beauty Wish List

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Review || Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick

Prepare yourself for a serious love hate relationship here my lovelies because I can't even get my head around this product! The Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick have come to earth to seek me out and make me question my make up ability. Liquid lipsticks are nothing new to the beauty scene or me but this one from Bourjois I am having major qualms with. To be honest it really isn't that bad but allow me to rant and explain.....

Bourjois have released a eight-strong liquid lipstick line that delivers opaque colour in one quick sweep. First I need to point out I have only tried this shade, so my thoughts may not be applicable to the whole range. The shade I have tried is Nude-ist which when I swatched it in store was a lovely nude shade however when I apply it it is pink, so I don't really understand what is going on. The reason I purchased it was because I thought it was a lovely nude. But hey ho I have been trying to go with it. I mean its not even a subtle pink, it's bold it's bright!

The name 'velvet' suggests to me a lighter finish, but let me tell you once these have dried they are full on mattes with a bizarre powdery finish. Now I love this, I am a big fan of a matte lip. Layering is not that much of an issue, however after three coat I find the finish feels tacky on my lips. I actually struggle with the application of these products as I find they tend to bleed slightly despite the applicator nip being slightly pointed. One thing I will give to Bourjois is that these lipsticks do not budge. You'll have no Miranda Sings smudges to be seen her. They really do last all day. Anyway who wants to be touching up their lipstick all day? Not this girl! 

The lipstick comes in at £8.99 each and like I said the range has eight shade and can be picked up in drugstores. So in conclusion I probably just need to try some more shades. 

Lots of Love