Friday, 6 December 2019

Whiffy Wax Christmas Home Fragrance Gift Set

Hey beaut's!

If you have a home fragrance lover on your hands then the Whiffy Wax Christmas Home Fragrance Gift Set could be the perfect Christmas gift for them! These sets come in lots of different fragrances but their most festive ones are Twigs and Berries, Festive Gingerbread, Winter Fairy and Mulled Wine and Berries which is the one I have! 
If your new to Whiffy Wax they literally sell everything that will make your house smell incredible, theres wax melts, wax burners, candles, room sprays, reed defusers, and carpet fresheners with so many scents to choose from. What I love about Whiffy Wax is that all of their products are made entirely by hand using only handpicked quality ingredients, no machinery is used during the manufacturing process and the products use recyclable eco-friendly materials and soy wax.
The Whiffy Wax Christmas Home Fragrance Gift Set in Mulled Wine and Berries (£12.00) contains a 175g carpet shaker, 100ml room spray and 2 x 1oz wax melts - the perfect trio to get your entire home smelling of all things festive! This Mulled Wine and Berries scent really is to die for, it smells of mulled wine, apple, sweet berries, brandy, orange, clove, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla, it's literally all the scents I associate with Christmas wrapped up in one, it's divine! As always with Whiffy Wax the quality if the wax melts is amazing, you literally need a small chunk of the wax to pop into your burner and that's enough to provide a big ole scent throw, I wouldn't say their overpowering but they do certainly pack a punch. The room spray provides the same gorgeous scent just in bursts as and when you need it, perfect for a quick spritz before someone comes over. The carper shaker can just be sprinkled over your carpets, left for 15  minutes then it can be hoovered up and your left with not only a burst of fragrance but it really pulls any bad odours out from your carpet!
The Whiffy Wax Christmas Home Fragrance Gift Sets are £12.00 and can be found HERE, you could also use my code HAYLEY20 to grab yourself 20% off all products, that would make the sets just £9.60, making it a budget friendly gift too!

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*This post contains gifted items from Whiffy Wax, all opinions are my own!

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Dr.Lipp Christmas Gift Sets

Hey beaut's!

With Christmas literally just around the corner, Dr.Lipp have a couple of gift sets that could be perfect for that person in your life that always says their suffering from the dreaded dry, chapped skin and lips at this time of the year, or if your suffering yourself these could be little presents to yourself he he.
Firstly we have the Dr.Lipp Original Nipple Balm Six Pack* (£25.00), this is for the Dr.Lipp addicts out there as it contains 6 mini tubes of their multi-award-winning Nipple Balm, which means you can have a mini balm on you at all times - in your pocket, handbag, makeup bag and on your work desk, heck you'll even have a couple of back ups! I've actually used the Nipple Balm for years because not only is it so bloody good for dryness but it has a multitude of uses too, the list is literally endless as you can use it for your hands, cuticles, after sun, babies bums, glitter glue, eyebrow shaping, sore nose, dry patches on your body like elbows and knees, chapped lips and you can use it as a clear lip gloss, it's so incredibly useful. I also love that Dr.Lipp's products are all 100% natural, this is great for people with sensitive skin and it also gives you peace of mind that your not applying anything with chemicals in that could be harsher on your skin. 
Dr.Lipp also have a set of Lip Trio Tints* (£18.00) which have the same amazing formula as the nipple balm but this time it's naturally tinted to add some colour as well as nourishment to your pout! Within the set you get the Red Radish Pigment which is a delicate festive red gloss, Elderberry Pigment which leaves a gorgeous burgundy gloss to the lips, and Sweet Potato Pigment which is a beautiful natural pink shade! Just like the nipple balm these tints have quite a thick constancy but aren't sticky on the lips their more balmy with the effect of a juicy looking gloss which makes your lips look so full and kissable! These are so perfect at this time of the year when your lips are at their driest, I'm the sort of gal that hates leaving the house without my lippie on but when my lips are so dry it's sometimes impossible to wear lipsticks, but these tints give my lips a splash of colour as well as nourishing them at the same time! Their also the perfect size for travelling or for when your on the go as they come in super cute little tubes and their hygienic too because you apply them straight from the tube, so no dirty fingers going in to balm pots, yuk!
Overall if your looking for a small gift, stocking stuffer or secret Santa prezzie for a beauty lover then these two little gifts will definitely impress. You can find both gifts of them HERE.

nopin

*This post contains gifted items from Dr.Lipp, all opinions are my own!

Monday, 2 December 2019

Creating A Gallery Wall In 3 Easy Steps!


Hey beaut's!

I've wanted to create a gallery wall in my house for a long time now, they've really become popular and the more I ooohh and arrrhhh over shots of other peoples beautiful gallery walls the more it made me want one of my own, and with the help of Desenio I finally have my very own gallery wall...and wow, I'm in love! For me gallery walls not only add a bit of style and character but it works wonders and add life to a blank wall, and after I whacked our prints up (well my boyfriend done it but ya know) I couldn't believe I'd left such a big space blank for such a long time! It's actually really addictive too, now I feel like I need a gallery wall or prints in every room of my house! Anyway...today I thought I'd share a couple of tips I picked up along the way whilst creating our gallery wall, I hope they help!
Choose Your Layout - This was the thing I found the hardest about creating a gallery wall, the layout! To begin with I had no idea how many pictures I wanted to go for or how many different sizes of prints I wanted to include but that's where Desenio's amazing templates come in! I designed my gallery wall using Desenio's 'create your gallery wall' tab. You simply select your background - this could be your lounge, kitchen etc - it then brings up loads of different templates to choose from, you then scroll through the website and fill in your template with your chosen prints and keep switching until you get your gallery wall how you like it and voila, it then adds everything to your basket and you can checkout! It's so simply and easy to do and for me it was a god send, it helps massively in putting your prints on the wall too because you will already know the layout.

Find Your Prints/Choose Your Theme - Desenio have thousands of prints to choose from, your literally spoilt or choice on their website, I knew my prints where going on a grey wall so I wanted to go for monochrome prints with black frames so I decided to just flick through all of Desenio's black and white prints! I love a quote so I knew I wanted a couple of those, the 'LA LUNE' picture I loved as soon as I laid eyes on it so I built my gallery wall around that print if I'm honest! You just want to take into consideration the colour of the room/wall you have and what colours you really want to add in via your prints, you want them to compliment your room/wall.

Putting Your Prints Up - If you've used Desenio's 'create your gallery wall' tab like I did then the layout/order of how your prints are going on the wall should already be decided, obviously you can switch it up and if you do decide to change the layout at the last minute the best thing to do is lay all of your prints on the floor in front of your bare wall and just switch the prints around on the floor until your layout is how you want it. I knew my 'LA LUNE' print was going pretty central so we whacked that up first and built the gallery of prints around it, I have serious OCD when it comes to my prints being evenly spaced apart and the best way we found to get every print exactly an inch apart was a pair of calipers, this made the whole process so easy and on point! Also if you have a rented home like we do and don't want to knock nails into the walls I cant recommend the Command strips enough for damage free picture hanging, we found them very easy and effective!

You can find all of the prints and frames I have featured in my post on the Desenio website. 

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*Prints and frames where gifted to me by Desenio, all opinions are my own!

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

November Degustabox Review + £5 off Discount Code!


Hey beaut's!

I have a subscription box review for you all today but it's a subscription box with a difference.... it contains yummy food and drink, so say hello to Degustabox*. Degustabox works very much like how beauty subscription boxes work, for £12.99 a month (postage included within the £12.99 price) you will receive 10 to 15 surprise food/drink products, many that are completely new to the market! So if your a bit of a foodie like myself and you love subscription boxes your going to love this beaut's!




The shortlist for this months box is
*Product of the month* Duerr's Marmalade £1.39
Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Hazelnut Mylk £1.60
Cheeky Monkey Peanut Butter Puffs
Woodstar £4.00
Food Thoughts Cacao Melts 
POP Bar £1.49
Double Dutch Mixers 75p
Mr Lees Noodles £2.50 each
Real Handful Trail Mix £2.00 each
Pure Leaf Matcha Mint/Matcha Ginger £8.99




Overall I think the 'Winter Warmers & Festive' themed box is good, it has a great variety of yummy treats to try and enjoy and plenty of things to pop aside for Christmas such as the wine, mixers and trail mixes. I'm excited to use the cocoa melts in my baking recipes and the pure leaf teas are perfect for this time of the year when you want to get all warm and cosy!

If you like the look and sound of Degustabox you can grab your first box for just £7.99 with the code R5R0F HERE.

nopin

*This post contains a gifted item, all opinions are my own!

Friday, 22 November 2019

A Wax Melt Advent Calendar?? Whiffy Wax 12 Days Of Christmas

Hey beaut's!

Advent calendars are huge now, gone are the days when we'd count down to Christmas with a teeny tiny chocolate that disappears in a single bite. Now more or less every beauty brand has a calender out, theres alcoholic calenders, stationary calenders and my favourite...the candle/wax melt calendar!
Now as you all know I'm a crazy candle ladie and I love my wax melts,  my house just has to be filled with festive scents at this time of the year so the Whiffy Wax 12 Days Of Christmas Advent Calendar is just a match made in heaven with me! Within the calendar you receive 12 1oz mystery scented wax melts - they are numbered 1-12 so you can have a quick search within your calender each day to find the corresponding wax melt for that day! As this is a 12 day calendar you have a couple of options on when you can open it, you could open it every other day from the 1st of December, that would then take up to Christmas Eve! You could wait until your 12 days away from the big day and then start it or you could be like me and just start opening it from the 1st of December until the 12th - I'm just too excited and impatient he he!
You do receive a scent list within your calendar that reveals each days fragrance if your struggling to guess and spoiler alert....I've listed all the scents below so if your going to buy this calender for yourself you might want to skip down he he.
The scents within the calendar are..
Mulled Wine & Berries.
Christmas Cake.
Vanilla Creme Brulee.
Berry Christmas Cake.
Blissful Spirit.
Salted Caramel & Pistachio.
Cranberry, Orange & Cinnamon.
Welcome Home.
Toasted Almond & Plum Crumble.
Raspberry Sloe Gin.
Vanilla Spice.
Chocolate Orange.
I have to say all of the wax melts really do smell divine and fill your home with a nostalgic Christmas fragrance. The quality of the Whiffy Wax melts is amazing, you literally need a small chunk of the wax to pop into your burner and that's enough to provide a big ole scent throw, I wouldn't say their overpowering but they do certainly pack a punch. The wax also melts pretty much instantly so your not waiting around for the scent to start working it's way around the house, I find that really handy when you've got someone popping over at short notice and you want your house smelling lush quickly! What I also love about Whiffy Wax is that all of their products are made entirely by hand using only handpicked quality ingredients, no machinery is used during the manufacturing process and the products use recyclable eco-friendly materials and soy wax.

The Whiffy Wax '12 Days Of Christmas' Advent Calendar is £15.00 and can be found HERE, you could also use my code HAYLEY20 to grab yourself 20% off all products, that would make the calender just £12.00, what a bargain!

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Christmas Gift Guide For Her!

Hey beaut's!

One of the main struggles we have at Christmas is knowing what on earth to buy our loved ones and friends, and with just 34 sleeps to go until the big day (scary hey) it's about time we all get that Christmas shopping started pronto! So today I thought I'd put a little gift guide together and share a few gifts that have been tried and tested that I think make perfect presents, most of which are pretty affordable although there is one more pricey 'main present' thrown into the mix
Technic have some fabulous gifts sets this year that are perfect for any makeup loving gals you have in your life, and they don't break the bank either! The Technic Nude Edition Lipstick Collection (£4.99) comes with 6 full size liquid lipsticks in a great selection of nudes and theres also the perfect Christmas red shade in there too. Sticking with liquid lipsticks the Technic Lip Locker Matte Lip Set comes with 10 mini liquid lipsticks in nude, pink, red, plum and berry shades making it the ultimate gift for liquid lippie fans, best of all it's only £5.99 which is an absolute steal! The Technic 'The Glitz' Eyeshadow Set (£2.99) has to be my favourite though, it contains 4 glitters in Silver, Gold, Copper, and Cranberry which are perfect for the festive season and the quality is pretty good too! You can use them as eyeshadow toppers, in your inner corners or as liquid eyeliner, I love them!
If you have a wax melt lover on your hands then I cant recommend the Whiffy Wax Whopper Box (£20.00) enough, the box contains 9 2oz mega melts all of which are in festive scents and they all look beautiful, the detail and glitter within the melts in this box is seriously stunning! The quality of the wax melts is amazing too, I've tried quite alot of Whiffy Wax melts before and they melt melt so quickly filling your house with the gorgeous scent really quickly and you only need the smallest amount of wax for a really good scent throw too.
If you want to splash out on a main present or if you have a skincare junkie in the family then the PMD Clean Pro would make an amazing gift! The device comes in four colours - Navy, Teal, Berry and White and retails for £135.00 although it's on sale right now for £87.75! The PMD Clean Pro is a smart facial cleansing device which is made of ultra-hygienic silicone and is odour-resistant, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and waterproof, so you can take it in the bath or shower with you without a care in the world! With SonicGlow™ technology the PMD Clean Pro removes skin’s impurities by breaking down dirt and oil from within the pores resulting in a much deeper cleanse whilst also toning, firming and smoothing the skin! The Pro also has the added bonus of the ActiveWarmth technology which radiates a soothing heat and encourages products to penetrate into the skin at a deeper level. I've been using my PMD Clean Pro for around a month or so now and I have to say I'm loving the results, my skin does indeed feel a lot smoother and supple now and I feel like it does a fantastic job at giving my skin a super deep cleanse and my skin has looked so fresh a polished since using it! 

If you know someone who suffers with dry, chapped skin or lips then the Dr.Lipp gift sets could be a saviour for them. Dr.Lipp is such a lovely brand and all of their products are 100% natural which I think is pretty amazing! I've used their multi-award-winning Nipple Balm for years because not only is it so bloody good for dryness but it has a multitude of uses too, the list is literally endless as you can use it for your hands, cuticles, after sun, babies bums, glitter glue, eyebrow shaping, sore nose, dry patches on your body like elbows and knees, chapped lips and you can use it as a clear lip gloss, it's so incredibly useful and their Original Nipple Balm Six Pack (£29.00) means you can have a mini balm on you at all times - in your pocket, handbag, makeup bag and on your work desk. Dr.Lipp also have a set of Lip Trio Tints (£18.00) which have the same amazing formula as the nipple balm but this time it's naturally tinted to add some colour as well as nourishment to your pout! 
Lastly something that's more universal and an AMAZING gift in my opinion is a pet portrait by Portrait Pals. Portrait Pals is an artist marketplace selling charitable pet portraits and bespoke gifts. How it works is you choose from a range of artists depending on the style of portrait your after, upload the photo of the adorably cute pet that you want turning into a portrait and then wait for the artist to do their thang! The artist I went for was the amazing Lauren Pilgreen, she done a incredible job at creating my portrait of Alfie, doesn't he look cute! I think this sort of gift is amazing for any pet owner of any age, and I think it such a special gift as the person receiving it will know you've really put a lot of thought, love and effort into their gift! 

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet beaut's or are you on the ball and finished? I'd love to know!

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!

Monday, 18 November 2019

Christmas Candles By Kiss Air Candles

Hey beaut's!

Its no surprise that I like a candle or 50 at this time of the year, theres something so cosy about having candles lit when it's dark and cold outside and it's something I actually look forward to when Autumn and Winter comes around. It's not all about the cosy vibes for me though, it's also about those incredible festive scents that we cant get throughout the year, so today I thought I'd share with you two scents I've been loving from Kiss Air Candles Christmas range!
If your new to Kiss Air Candles they literally sell everything that will make your house smell incredible, theres wax melts, wax burners, tea lights, candles and reed defusers with so many scents to choose from. What I love about Kiss Air Candles is that all of their candles are made in small batches using natural soyabean (vegetable) wax, cotton wicks and the finest fragrances that are all vegan friendly as well as paraben and phthalate free. These raw materials work together to give the candles a cleaner burn (no soot here!), fabulous scent throw and an impressive burn time. 
The two scents I have are Festive Cranberry and Spiced Orange, both of which smell amazing and are super festive! Festive Cranberry is a fabulous fruity fragrance of cranberry and orange sprinkled with a little bit of  musk making it a great alternative to the usual rich, spicy Christmas scents! The cranberry really comes through and teamed with the orange it creates such a festive feel, it's definitely perfect for those who are looking for something Christmasy that aren't into there spices! Spiced Orange on the other hand is for the spice lovers out there like myself! This one has hints of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg as it burns as well as that zesty orange kick which for me is the perfect festive candle, it brings together all the scents that really make me think of Christmas as soon as I get a whiff!
As for the scent throw...Both of these festive beauties are very good and managed to fill the entire house very quickly and still lingered for ages when they had been blown out, but they aren't over powering despite being quite strong, I can even smell both of these candles when I walk past them when they aren't even lit! The candles each have up to 35 hours worth of burn time which is pretty good for a smaller sized candle, and I love the fact they come in a glass jar so you can re-use it after your candles have burnt out!

If your looking for some new festive candles or if you want to gift someone some candles for Christmas then I cant recommend Kiss Air Candles enough, they have such a lovely Christmas range out at the moment and the Gingerbread scent is next on my wish list, I mean doesn't that just sound lush!

The Festive Cranberry and Spiced Orange Candles are £12.00 each and can be found HERE.

nopin

*This post contains gifted items, all opinions are my own!

Friday, 15 November 2019

50 Festive Blog Post Ideas!


Hey beaut's!

There just 39 sleeps to go until the big day...Yup Christmas is just around the corner and I don't know about you but I just love blogging and Instagramming at this time of the year, I just love getting more creative with my photography and I always find theres so much to blog about during the festivities, so today I thought I'd share a few ideas if your looking for a bit of inspo...well 50 ideas to be exact!

1. Your Favourite Festive Films.
2. Christmas Nail Polish Picks.
3.Gift Guides.
4. Red Lip Picks.
5. What's In Your December Makeup Bag.
6. Sharing Your Perfect Christmas Night In. 
7. Christmas Wishlist.
8. Festive Treats Recipes.
9. Festive Drinks Recipes.
10. Your Christmas Day Makeup Routine.
11. Christmas TV Specials You'll Be Watching.
12. Share Your Party Season Must Haves.
13. Christmas Jumper Top Picks.
14. The Christmas Tag.
15. Your Favourite Beauty Products Of The Year.
16. Share How Your Decorated Your House For Christmas.
17. Favourite Winter Fragrances.
18. Share A Festive DIY or Two.
19. Christmas Candle Reviews.
20. Share Your Christmas Traditions.
21. Post About Anything Fun or Christmassy That You've Been Doing ( Festivals, Markets, Ice Skating etc).
22. Your Christmas Outfit.
23. Christmas Tree Reveal.
24. Favourite Christmas Songs.
25. Share Your Favourite Christmas Adverts.
26. What You Got For Christmas.
27. Share Any Christmas Hacks You May Have.
28. Last Minute Gift Ideas.
29. How To Create The Perfect Festive Flatlay For Your Instagram Pics.
30. Your Favourite Glitter Makeup.
31. DIY Advent Calender.
32. Christmas Shopping Tips.
33. Christmas Pamper Routine.
34. How To Make The Best Festive Hot Chocolate.
35. What's On Your Christmas Playlist.
36.What's In My Advent.
37. Healthy Christmas Snack Ideas.
38. Vegan Christmas Food Ideas/Recipes.
39.Share Your Christmas Wrap Technic.
40. Make Your Own Christmas Cards.
41. Beauty Looks For NYE.
42. Christmas Fashion Look book.
43. Share Your Soup Recipe.
44. What To Watch On Netflix Over The Festivities.
45. Share Your Favourite Winter Fragrances.
46. Your Favourite Board Games For Christmas.
47. Share Some Things You Can Do With Festive Left Overs.
48. Secret Santa Ideas.
49. Dedicate A Post To The Bloggers/YouTubers That Have Fun Festive Content.
50. What Your Hoping For In 2020.

I hope this gave you a few ideas if your planning on doing lots of Christmas content and festive bit and pieces on Instagram this year! I'd love to hear some of your ideas too beaut's!


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