Thursday, 16 November 2017

Glam Stocking Fillers For Her!

Hey beaut's!

I think it's fair to say that most of us are now in full Christmas swing, well I know I certainly am he he, I've got a few decorations up already and I have indeed started my Christmas shopping, talking of Christmas shopping today I thought I'd share a few stocking stuffing ideas perfect for any glam, makeup loving gal in your life.
If your looking to save a few pennies on those glam prezzies and you also happen to be jetting off an a pre-Christmas business trip or holiday then World Duty Free is the place to go, they have so many makeup and beauty gifts which will be that little bit cheaper for you. My personal favourites are the NARs Man Ray Love Triangles* (£16.70), these cute triangles come with a Mini NARs Blush/Highlighter and a Mini Audacious Lipstick within them and theres so many colour ways to choose from, I have the Hot Sand Highlighter and the Rita Lipstick both of which are stunning and perfect for the festive season, and £16.00 for some NARs goodies is pretty impressive I think. 
Another favourite of mine is the Smashbox Metal Mouth Liquid Lipsticks* (£16.15), these are so cool because they glide on like a full coverage liquid lipstick but they have a glistening high shine finish just like a gloss in one single coat, and if your looking for a festive colour then you HAVE to go for Crimson Chrome, it's the most stunning metallic red!
If you have a girl in your life that loves her false nails* and lashes* then these are a must in her stocking and KISS have sooooo many lashes and nails to choose from, whether you want natural lashes or bold and dramatic to stiletto nails or short square ones, KISS have you covered! For the sophisticated woman's stocking you cant knock a Joan Collins Divine Lips Lipstick* (£18.00), I have quite a few of these myself and they really are amazing lipsticks - from the gorgeous gold packaging which is super lux to the amazing colours and quality you really cant go wrong! Finally nail polish, yup I think nail polishes are the perfect stocking stuffer and this shade 'Winter Garden' by Leighton Denny* (£12.00)  is a stunner, it's a raspberry shade that I think would suit most and it's so versatile for all year round!  

Would you like any of these in your stocking this year beaut's? Which is your favourite? I'd love to know!


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Leighton Denny 'Winter Garden' Nail Polish Review

Hey beaut's!

I have been loving doing my nails recently, I've been faking it a lot with my handy press on nails by KISS which I love but over the last couple of weeks theres been one nail polish shade I've been obsessed with painting onto my nails... Leighton Denny's Winter Garden!
Winter Garden* is actually from Leighton Denny's new A/W collection, the Heritage Collection! The Heritage Collection is inspired by the beauty and tradition of the British countryside during the autumn and winter months and consists of six stunning shades which reflect the inspiration. I have to say Winter Garden is my favourite shade out of the collection, it's a stunning raspberry pink shade with a lovely glossy shine which is not only great for this time of the year but I can see myself getting loads of wear out of it all year round! 
Formula wise... Winter Garden is super opaque and only takes two thin coats for complete coverage on my nails, when it goes on it isn't streaky at all and it doesn't bubble up either and it drys really quickly too which is always a bonus for me because I hate waiting for my nail polish to dry. Lasting power was really good too, I'm really heavy handed at work and at home with housework and what not and my nails didn't start chipping away until 3ish days of wear which is really good for me. Overall I'm totally obsessed with this shade and can see myself getting so much wear out of it, and that super glossy finish is EVERYTHING!!!

You can find the Leighton Denny Winter Garden Nail Polish for £12.00 each HERE.


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Cute Affordable Christmas Gifts with Mad Beauty!

Hey beaut's!

Christmas is just 6 weeks away now and if your looking for ideas and inspiration on what to get people this year I have a few fun and quirky gifts to share with you all from Mad Beauty. Mad Beauty is a website which is the home of the Vintage Kellogg's range and the Never Too Old Disney Beauty range as well as a whole host of other beauty and cosmetics items, and theres even stationary and other accessories on the website too, so theres certainly something on there to suit most that you maybe gifting this Christmas. 
Firstly let's kick things off with this cute 'under the tree' gift from the Kellogg's Vintage range, the Bath Stack* £8.99 contains everything you need for a bit of a pamper sesh and let's face it we all love a pampering during the winter months don't we. This sets comes with Bath Salts, a Body Scrub and a huge tub of Body Butter all in a lovely Christmas Cranberry scent which is super nice and festive and I absolutely love the vintage 70's vibe packaging, it's so cool and quirky!
I'm a bit of a hand sanitizer junkie so these Moisturising Santa & Friends Hand Sanitizers* (£2.99 each) would go down a treat in my stocking. These little cuties are so thin and compact so wont take up much room in your handbag and they smell incredible, the Santa one has a festive cranberry scent and the penguin one smells of cherry, yum!
You cant go wrong with bath bombs at Christmas and these Snowflake Bath Fizzers* £3.99 would be perfect for any bath loving gal or for someone who you think deserves abit of relaxation. You get two snowflake shaped fizzers in the pack that fizz away slowing leaving you with super soft, milky bath water! 
Finally we have this adorable Snowflake Hand Cream Cracker* £4.99, I don't why but any present that comes in a cracker I just love, I think it's such a cute and super festive way to package presents. This hand cream is super moisturising and smells of fresh strawberries which is so yummy, I think this would make a perfect secret Santa gift or you could by a few and put them on the Christmas table instead of the generic crackers.

You can find all these Christmas gifts along with tonnes more on the Mad Beauty website HERE.

Have you bought any Christmas prezzies from Mad Beauty beaut's? Which ones did you go for? I'd love to know.


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Soap & Glory Hello Super Spa Review - Christmas Gift Idea

Hey beaut's!

 This years Soap & Glory Christmas gifts certainly don't disappoint, theres everything from big and small bath and body gifts to gorgeous makeup gift sets, and they even have an advent calender this year which I think is pretty epic. You may have seen I recently reviewed their Pout-y Popper (here) which is a pretty epic little stocking filler or secret Santa gift, but today I have a more 'under the tree' gift to share with you all which I think would be perfect for not only a Soap & Glory fan but someone new to Soap & glory too.

The Soap & Glory Hello Super Spa* contains an utterly indulgent assortment of perfect pamper goodies from bath, body, skincare and even makeup! Firstly theres a full sized Righteous Butter Creamy Body Wash which not only smells incredible but will clean and nourish the skin at the same time. Then theres a tub of The Righteous Butter Body Butter which is so thick and feels so luxurious, next up is a mini tube of The Scrub Of Your Life Body Buffer which will polish away dry-flakey skin leaving you super smooth. Theres also some skincare in the shape of the Face Soap & Clarity Facial Wash and a Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss in Candy Queen. 
This set is literally a top to toe treat and is perfect for anyone new to Soap & Glory as they get to try a little bit of everything from all of the different ranges, and if your buying for a fan then your basically keeping them well stocked up on all of their Soap & Glory favourites. It comes in a big pink box too so it's going to look pretty epic all wrapped up under the tree, I would certainly keep shaking it to try and guess what the big gift was he he.

You can find the Soap & Glory Hello Super Spa for £20.00 HERE and it's in Boots 3 for 2 Christmas Mix and Match!


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Christmas Gift Guide | Makeup Edition 2017 ♥

Hey beaut's!

Christmas is creeping ever closer, it's seriously scary how quick the time is going... So today I thought I'd do a cheeky gift guide sharing some of the amazing makeup gifts sets I have found this year, I could honestly do post after post with the amount of makeup gifts their are this year, I feel like every year brands really up their game and this year theres more than ever to choose from! I must admit this post is mainly focused on luxury 'under the tree' gifts but I've also thrown in a couple lower priced options too so hopefully theres a good mixture, I hope you enjoy!
Christmas Gift Guide | Makeup Edition 2017 ♥

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

TV Picks For A Cosy Night In!

Hey beaut's!

During the Autumn and Winter months I love nothing more than to snuggle up on the sofa with my favourite blanket, grab the best nibbles and chocolates and watch shed loads of movies and TV shows. I mean Autumn/Winter is the best time for TV after all, with loads of our favourite TV shows returning and brand new dramas to sink our teeth into, so I was super excited to be able to team up with Panasonic and their Panasonic Oled TV to talk all about my favourites at the moment! 

Stranger Things 2 - I think everyone including their dog, cat and hamster have been eagerly waiting for the return of Stranger Things, will Eleven still be alive? Will she be in the upside down? Does she still like Eggo's? Is Will OK? I had so many unanswered questions...until now that is! So far I'm totally hooked on season two and dare I say I love it even more than season one. PS. I miss Barb!

Walking Dead Season 8 - Walking Dead in one of my all time favourites, it's a show I never get tired of and can literally watch over and over without getting bored and the new season is proving a hit with me so far! I must admit I have found the last couple of seasons a little slow - I still loved them - but they where just a little lack luster for me so the fact season 8 has started with so much action pleases me a lot, I have really high hopes for this season.

Liar - Oh my goodness, even though Liar has now finished I couldn't not feature it - plus you can still catch up or re-watch on ITV Player if you wish. This is a drama about a possible rape that will really have you on the edge, I was literally gripped every Monday night. It kind of gave me Broad church vibes so if you liked that then I think you will love Liar and should definitely give it a watch.   

The Big Bang Theory Season 11 - Can you believe we are now on season 11 of the big bang theory, I have so much love for this show, no matter what sort of day I've had after watching one episode of the big bang theory I will have a smile on my face and be laughing. 

Power - I only started watching Power recently after catching episodes here and there when my boyfriend was watching season 4 and it looked incredible so I knew I had to start from the beginning. I've literally just started season 3 but I'm hooked, theres so many twists and turns going on as well as double crossing, and I love it! I've heard season 4 is the best yet so I cant wait to get caught up.

Strictly Come Dancing - I'm a huge Strictly fan, the glitter, the tan, the sequins, the celebs, my Saturday evenings at this time of the year just wouldn't be the same without it! Who's your favourite couple? I'm still reeling from Saturday nights result!

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of HEREEEE - I LOVE I'm A Celeb and the fact we are only a week and half away from the new series makes me very happy. Does anyone have any spoilers on who's going in the jungle? I'm dying to know.

And there you have it beaut's, just a handful of TV shows I have been loving recently, obviously I have my old favourites that I can re-watch over and over and I'm pretty obsessed with watching Christmas movies at the moment too he he.

What TV shows have you been loving recently? I'd love to know!


* This is a sponsored post.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Christmas With Cadbury's!

 Hey beaut's!

My favourite time of the year is creeping ever closer, yup theres only 47 sleeps until Christmas and what goes hand in hand with Christmas... chocolate! Cadbury's have so many festive treats this year, some of which are perfect stocking fillers and others... well others to treat ourselves too he he.
Christmas just wouldnt be Christmas without a Cadbury's Advent Calender* would it, and this one has delicious Cadbury milk chocolate advent shapes hidden behind each door! Theres no better way to count down to the most magical day of the year is there. RRP £2.19. 
 The Cadbury Dairy Milk Santa Gift Box* is filled with individually wrapped chunks of Cadbury Dairy Milk just like what you get in a tin of Miniature Heroes, this is the perfect stocking filler present or secret Santa gift, or you can treat yourself and scoff the lot whilst watching a Christmas movie which sounds like something I'd do he he. RRP £2.99.
Another perfect stocking filler are these Cadbury Dairy Milk Jolly Santa's*, you get five pocket sized hollow Santa's that have been individually wrapped. I think these would be perfect to split up between kids and would work well at their place setting at the table too, you could use it as a bargaining chip so that they eat their sprouts he he. RRP £2.99.
You've GOT to have Cadbury's Tree Decorations* on your tree at Christmas, theres nothing nicer than just walking past your Christmas Tree and getting a sweet chocolaty treat is their. This pack contains 14 mixed Cadbury Dairy Milk and caramel chocolate tree decorations some of which have Oreo pieces within them too, yummy!

You can find all the Cadbury's Christmas Collection HERE.


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Soap & Glory Pout-y Popper Review - Christmas Gift Idea

Hey beaut's!

I'm a HUGE Soap and Glory fan and even more so over the festivities and this years Christmas gifts certainly don't disappoint, theres everything from big and small bath and body gifts to gorgeous makeup gifts, and they even have an advent calender this year which I think is pretty epic. As well as the more 'under the tree gifts' Soap & Glory also have a few smaller gifts which are perfect stocking fillers or secret Santa presents, I've kind of fell in love with their Pout-y Popper, I think it's so fun and the perfect smaller gift! 
The Soap & Glory Pouty Popper* contains two mini Sexy Mother Pucker Glosses which are concealed within a tonne of colourful confetti, and you've guessed it... to reveal the mini glosses you have to push up the popper and watch as an explosion of confetti and your new beauty additions fly everywhere. 
The glosses within the popper are both in limited edition shades, theres Bare Enough which is a pretty pink-toned nude, and Pink Stardust which is a gorgeous pink with lots of shimmer and glitters running through it. The glosses follow the usual Sexy Mother Pucker formula of smelling gorgeous like chocolate and adding a gorgeous shine to any lip look without feeling heavy or sticky.
Overall I think the idea of the Pouty Popper is genius and it's the perfect smaller stocking filler present for any makeup lover, the fact it pops like a party popper is pretty epic and so what if it creates a confetti explosion, it's Christmas after all, well nearly he he!

You can find the Soap & Glory Pout-y Popper for £6.00 HERE and it's in Boots 3 for 2 Christmas Mix and Match!


Saturday, 4 November 2017

Lush Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb Review

Hey beaut's!

It's that time of the year again where I ditch the quick showers and start enjoying long, hot relaxing baths so of course that meant that I needed to take a trip to Lush and treat myself to a couple of bath bombs. I didn't go mad this year, I just picked up four goodies to try (does anybody else think Lush has got quite pricey?), three of which where from their Christmas range and one from their Halloween range. One bath bomb I knew I wanted to try this year was the Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb, firstly because I've never tried a jelly bomb but secondly because I'm a Snow Fairy addict!
The Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb  is a pink and white ballistic which has that gorgeous bubblegum, candy floss, sweet shop fragrance that all of us Snow Fairy addicts love, it definitely smelt exactly how I thought it would, just like the Snow Fairy shower gel. When I popped the jelly bomb in the bath I had no idea what to expect, was my bath water going to turn gloopy like jelly? Ha ha the answer is no (thank goodness), it fizzes away just like a normal bath bomb with streams of white and very delicate pink coming out of it to reveal a large hot pink lump of 'jelly' that floats on top of the water, this then breaks off into smaller pink pieces as you relax in the bath. Originally my bath water was quite white with not much colour at all, but the longer I was in the bath the more the water turned baby pink as the jelly was melting and it looked really pretty in the end!
The pink jelly pieces did get a little annoying in the end as they don't really dissolve but they where really moisturising, I actually grabbed some of the lumps and massaged them into my body all over to dissolve some and my skin felt incredible afterwards so I would recommend doing that! If you wash your hair in the bath water I would recommend a rinse with clear water afterwards, I had to get my boyfriend to rinse mine with the shower head to remove the pink bits from my hair, this might be annoying for some but I actually enjoyed having my hair rinsed off he he.
After getting out the bath my skin certainly felt pampered and nourished and it smelt so nice, to be honest the entire upstairs of my house smelt of Snow Fairy for ages, I was still smelling it the next day too which was nice! If your a Snow Fairy lover then you do really need to give this bath bomb a whirl, annoying as they jelly chunks can be it's still a gorgeous smelling ballistic with great skin benefits!

You can find the Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb for £4.95 HERE!


Thursday, 2 November 2017

Tanya's Christmas Reviewed!

Hey beaut's!

When I heard Tanya Burr was releasing a new book about all things Christmas I knew it had to be mine, not only am I a lover of Tanya Burr and her other two books but my biggest love in life in Christmas, I honestly start getting excited for Christmas in August and as soon as the shops get anything Christmas related in I'm there, so I knew from the off I'd love this book.
Tanya's Christmas 'Make, Bake and Celbrate' features seven festive chapters which will have you totally covered for Christmas, from finding the perfect gift, decorating your home and hosting a party to remember, to cooking roast turkey with all the trimmings, craft projects, baking indulgent festive treats and even festive hair and make-up tips, theres literally everything in this book!
I think my favourite part of the book is definitely the recipes, theres over 50 food and drink recipes to follow from traditional Christmas Cake or Christmas Pudding to a Chocolate Orange Tear and Share Cookie and Gingerbread Cupcakes, theres so many sweet treats to make and bake. There's also quite a few savoury options including Christmas nibbles,  a breakdown of how to make the perfect 'stress free' Christmas Dinner to a yummy Boxing Day Brunch and even a New Year Ham, and what really finished off the recipes on a high note for me is that theres even a recipe for doggy biscuits which I think is so cute and I'm definitely going to be making them for my Alfie this Christmas.
I think my other favourite part of the book would have to be the crafts and DIY's, theres everything from making your own wreath, place names, Christmas cards, pot pouri, body scrub, photo album, the list literally goes on and on and most of them could be great homemade gifts too which I think is lovely! You also get an insight into Tanya's favourite Christmas films and songs, theres a Christmas quiz, Tanya's top Christmas board games and books, fashion tips, the book is literally crammed full of all things Christmas, it's amazing!
Overall if your a lover of Christmas as well as Tanya then I think you will really enjoy this book, it's made me feel so so Christmassy and I haven't been able to put the book down since I started reading it. I love how to whole idea of this book is to make your Christmas so enjoyable and to make the most out of Christmas and since reading it - it does indeed give me so many ideas, I bloody love it! 

You can find Tanya's Christmas for £8.00 HERE.