A NEW YEAR AND A FRESH START FOR 2015

Firstly a HUGE Happy New Year to all of you reading this!  I hope you have a fun packed New Years eve. :-)
I love reading other peoples 'round ups' of the past year.  It gives you an idea of what you've missed, and also a little insight into peoples personal goals and aspirations.
My 2014 story started off OK, and then got much worse!  
Let me fill you in....

Currently Lusting After - December Sale Edition

A HUGE Merry Christmas to you all! Thanks for all your continued support this year.  
It means the absolute world to me... anyway on with the blog post (too much mushyness!) 

Sales are always my favourite time of the festive season (amongst other things, like Eating! LOL) 
I adore the boxing day sales and regularly check out Space NK, New Look and Zara.  
I then pop into my local Boots store, and pick up the half price gift sets.  I stock up on these, and I don't open them till I need them, meaning that they last me well over a year! Genius aren't I?! So far, I have noticed some pre-boxing day sales, and the items below are on my 'want' list before they sell out!

The Ultimate Christmas Gift - The GHD Rose Gold Hairdryer Set

Now, I have ALWAYS had a love for GHD.  I have two GHD hair straighteners, in my hair 'arsenal' and I regularly alternate between them both.
When I was told that I won the opportunity to review the latest GHD Rose Gold Air Hair-Dryer set I was slightly giddy with excitement!

My Little Box Review - December 2014

The December My Little Box did not disappoint this month.
Filled to the brim with beauty products, Christmas wrapping accessories and a lovely knitted headband, there's something for everyone.

Christmas with Toxic Fox

Christmas is a daunting time of year, there are so many options for Christmas gifts!
So many websites offering different deals and gift wrapping, it can all get too much.

I always end up buying from the same websites, not giving the others a chance.

I have heard of Toxic Fox before, I knew about them simply because I adore Claireabella bags and I knew that Toxic Fox stocked them, But I wasn't aware of was the full range of Christmas gifts that Toxic Fox carry!

I was lucky enough to be contacted by Toxic Fox, and asked if I would like to review a few of their Christmas gifts.  How lovely of them to ask!

October / November 2014 Monthly Favourites

I adore monthly favourites videos, but some months I just use the same products as the previous months.  October I was awful, and just simply forgot to film, so instead I have decided to do two months worth of beauty favourites, in one video.  This means you guys get a better selection of products for me to talk about, and I get to kill two birds (or months) with one stone!

For October and November 2014 I have mainly loved (as always!) hair products.  The video below explains this new "hair lovin'" in more detail.

My Little Box Review - November 2014

Oh My Little Box, every month I hunt for your email, explaining that my new box is on it's way.  
This months box for November, is "cosy" themed.  A great selection of items, which I will go into more detail in the video below.


KeraStraight - Gorgeous Made Easy

A few months back I was contacted by the team behind KeraStraight and asked if I would like to be a hair model at Salon International.
I jumped at the chance! I am used to attending trade shows (IMATS, Professional Beauty etc) and to have the opportunity to feature in one, not to mention be on stage, was so interesting.

KeraStraight intrigued me, and with two treatment options available - 
KS Ultimate and Intense Boost there is something for everyone, and every hair type.


Currently Lusting After - November Edition

This Novembers Lust list is very much Christmas themed.  
I adore Christmas, not for the festivities, but because of all the beauty brands BRINGING IT with their Christmas sets and in-turn you get amazing value for money!

My favourite time is the boxing day sales where I seem to purchase the biggest bargains, and if there's one tip I can pass onto you, it is to save up any Space NK vouchers that you might have been given for Christmas, as well as New Look, River Island and Zara vouchers and spend these in the Boxing Day sales.  I prefer to sale shop online, the Space NK sale last year was amazing, and I am still using things from that sales haul today!

So here's my current lust list, all things which I want (but don't need) My particular favourite is the limited edition GlossyBox collab with Harvey Nicks....

O.P.I and Gwen Stefani - Rock Starlet Minis

As you probably know, as an avid reader of my little blog, I have an addiction to nail polish.
There is no hope for my habit and I am quite aware of just how large, and at what rate my collection is growing!  So instead of buying full sized polishes to feed my addiction, I saw this fab set from *Gwen Stefani's collaboration with OPI.

I couldn't resist this quad of little bottles, the amazing colours will see me right through this winter to spring 2015.

She Wears Kipling - Collaboration

I simply adore Kipling bags, and I have done since I was little!  
Their bags are well made, quirky and timeless, and I have quite a few bags, make-up bags, and weekend bags in my collection.

Whenever I pull one of my Kipling bags out, I ALWAYS get comments on the design, or the organisation inside each bag.  

When an opportunity arose to promote a bag from their new Fall and Winter sparkling collection I was honoured to take part! 

I hope my photos do the brand and the range justice and that I hope to become a #SheWearsKipling IMAGINISTA!  And work with this amazing company some more.

Cloud Nine Magical Duet - Review

I love trialling new hair care products, so when the opportunity struck for me to work with the brand Cloud Nine I jumped at the chance!

I was lucky enough to be sent the Cloud Nine Magical Duet Set - RRP £16.90 - 'Here' 

It's guaranteed to leave your locks looking super smooth and shiny, the Cloud Nine Magical Duet Set is a must-have hair set.  (If you search for the magical potion on Google the reviews are wonderful)

Containing the much-loved Magical Potion - a quick-dry, conditioning formula specifically formulated to reduce drying times by an average of 50% and the brand new Magical Remedy - a multi-tasking formula that delivers colour, UV, damage and heat protection, it really is a winning combination.

Blondedge - Fashion Collboration

Recently I was contacted by the lovely Amy and Gina from a brand called Blondedge.
They sell a mixture of vintage pieces, plus presenting the best of Primark online, which you can have delivered directly to your door! How cool is that?  No more queuing, elbow tackles or your size being out of stock in a Primark store.  

Instead with Blondedge you get the pick of the Primark bunch available at a click of a button! (from the comfort of your own home)

I took a look at the site, and I fell in love with the brand and the mix of vintage pieces and of course Primark pieces that you can mix and match from.

The girls at Blondedge wanted to send me something that I could put together in a look-book to promote the brand to you lovely lot.  I jumped at the chance to collaborate with them!

Maybelline Forever Strong Super-Stay Nail Polish - Review

If you've read my blog for a while you will know that I have a VERY big addiction to nail polish!

I don't try and hide this fact, and I am planning on showing you guys a full disclosure video on just how bad the 'situation' with nail polish has gotten.

I thought that I can then talk you through all the brands that I currently covet in my stash, from the good the bad and the ugly.  But for now I thought I would tell you all about another nail polish pairing that has found itself joining my nail polish collection.  

Maybelline have the new (or relatively new) Forever strong Super Stay 7 days gel nail colours.

My Little Box Review - October 2014

My Little Box UK, never seems to fail when it comes to the beauty box game.  
This is only my second box from this amazing French company.  

The October 2014 box was no disappointment, I did my research before my box arrived, and I hoped that it would be the Diane Von Furstenberg collaboration that had just been released in France.  And to my excitement my box arrived and it was indeed the collab with DVF that I had been lusting after!

Here's a better look at the contents of this months box, and the video below shows the full box contents - in all their photographic beauty and my first impressions.  

Enjoy, and let me know in the comments section, if you love this brand of beauty box as much as I do?

Merumaja Pure Radiance Mask - Review

A few weeks back I was approached by the team at Merumaya and was asked whether I would like to try their Pure Radiance Mask.

I jumped at the chance, because I have never tried anything from this range before.

I have heard of Merumaya in the beauty press but I wasn't aware of what this mask could do for my dry skin.

The mask is formulated to rapidly restore your skin back to a radiant complexion.  
Something every women needs when their skin is dull looking and lack luster, like mine!

My Current Make-up Routine - October 2014

I love being nosey, and seeing peoples everyday make up routines, but I'm no make-up artist so I thought instead of doing a make-up tutorial I'd just film my little self putting on my everyday make-up for your viewing pleasure!

Its in sorts, a chatty make-up routine / tips video.  
Let me know what you think?  Check out the video below...

Faith in Nature - Review

I was lucky enough to be sent some products from Faith in Nature.  

They know how much I love my hair care, and asked which out of their shampoo and conditioner range I'd like to try.

I opted for the Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner because I have a VERY dry scalp (due to constant Hereditary psoriasis) and I know that Tea Tree Oil is cooling and antiseptic and will be able to soothe and clean my hair and scalp daily.

Plus Faith In Nature is a British brand and I love representing and promoting British brands!

September 2014 Monthly Favourites

Here's my September monthly favourites for you lovelies!
All links to the products shown will be in the description box of the video and also listed below.

Currently Lusting After - October Edition


OHMYGAWDDD! its another Lust List for you lovely people.
This months list is a mixture of beauty, home-ware and fashion (just to spice things up a bit)

I must confess that one item from this months list I have been wanting for over a year.. but more on that later.

My Personal Planner - and winner of the give away!!

A HUGE  congratulations to Simona from Germany for entering my latest competition, you are the winner of this give-away.

I have tweeted you to let you know. so please email me and we can sort out you getting your prize!!




Bodhi and Birch England - Review

Bodhi and Birch England - a brand I have never heard of before.
I was invited to an event for Bodhi and Birch, promoting their new Rosa Rosa range by the PR company for the brand and unfortunately I couldn't attend (that's what continuous physio from my car accident does to you!).
The PR kindly kept me on their radar and sent me over two fab items from the range to try.


Haul - Mango, New Look, Zara and Feel Unique September 2014

Summer sales are ALWAYS a good idea.  This September payday I took it upon myself to 'splurge' and spend a tiny bit on a mixture of beauty products and clothing.
The Feel Unique sale got me good this month, so click on the video below to view it on my blog or alternatively watch it Here on my YouTube channel!

My Personal Planner - Review and Give away!

Being the stationery addict that I am, I am always looking for new ways to organise myself for work, blogging and life in general!  I subscribe to tons of blogs on BlogLovin' and noticed this post from Katherine Louises' Blog and I fell in LOVE with her blog planner!

I loved how Kat had used photo collages for the front and back of her planner and decided to order my own.  

My Little Box Review - September 2014

Beauty boxes- it's been a VERY long time since I signed up to any beauty boxes, due to the disappointment of my previous subscriptions. 

This time I caved in a big way.   I heard about a new beauty box coming over from Paris, France in September 2014.  
I did my research, and I saw that some of my favourite YouTubers had been whisked away to Paris to My Little Boxes HQ and that's what sold me.  
The preview of the previous boxes from the brand were just beautiful.  Incredibly well thought out boxes with a theme every month with amazing illustrations from Kanako Kuno I was sold!
 My box arrived today (12th September) and I just had to film a video showing you what was in my amazing box.

Currently Lusting After - September Edition

Oh gosh my debit card, I think it cries out to me at night-time, whimpering at the fact that Christmas is coming and that means I will be buying tons of stuff in the Boxing day sales!

I am ALWAYS lusting after things, I watch far too many YouTuber's and PR agencies to know what's coming up - be it either fashion or make-up, and then I end up creating lust lists!  

The below is my end of September lust list (basically my pay day) I'm not going to be able to buy everything here, but it's only an idea!

What's in my Bag? - September 2014 Edition

I love 'what's in my bag' videos as my last video 'Here' from June 2014 shows!

Since then, (as the crazy bag addict that I am) I have picked up a new bag - it's a copy of a Celine Trapeze bag and I was lucky enough to purchase this gem, from a lovely seller on Depop.

Depop is my new addiction not only for selling but also for buying.  I am so pleased with my new bag purchase.. check it out in all it's glory in my video below -

You can find my Depop account 'Here' where I sell tons of clothes, make-up and other bits.

It's continuously being updated so keep and eye on it for new items to be purchased.


Vichy Normaderm Range - Review

So as your saw from my Vichy event post 'Here' I had an amazing time at the launch for the Normaderm range back in July.

I have given the three products (that I was lucky enough to receive in my goodie bag) a good trial run for about a month and half, and I thought I would talk you through what I think of each product, and whether I'd recommend them.
(quite a picture heavy review!)

August 2014 Monthly Favourites - Video

I love seeing other peoples monthly favourites videos! 
Here's my contribution for the month of August.

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

I was nominated to fill out this award by the lovely La La Loves Chic blog today.  
It's the sisterhood of the world bloggers award and I am really grateful to her for nominating me!

La La Loves Chic - is a fab blog, beautifully designed and I simply adore her OOTD's. 

It's lovely to be tagged in posts like this as you get to understand the people behind the blog a little more, so here goes...


Disappointing Products - Issue 1

Here I show you my disappointing make up products and the reasons why I unlike them so much!

I hope you enjoyed this new way of filming? I just thought it was a nicer way than me chatting (and rambling) at you all.

Let me know what you think!  The video is below for you to click directly on.

Pure London - Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2015 Trade Show

On the 3rd of August I hot - footed it down to Olympia in Kensington, to the Pure London show.
A trade buyers event that I was luckily enough to be given access too due to my blog.
I have never been to Pure London before, so I had no idea what to expect!

The last time I was at Olympia, I was at IMATS.  So I knew where I was going, but unfortunately on the 3rd of August there were major train disruptions and my journey there took nearly two hours!

This post is photo heavy so be warned.  Also if you've been to the show before you might not be interested in this post, but for a fashion and accessory lover like me, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing what Spring / Summer 2015 looks like!

July 2014 Monthly Favourites

Hey Guys, here's my (rather late!) July Monthly Favourites video for you.
Let me know in the comments what your monthly favourites has been?

Christmas in July 2014 - With Dowal Walker

Oh Christmas... just that word being mentioned in July thrills me with dread - since not having my family in my life Christmas doesn't fill me with much joy and I generally feel like a spare part.

BUT... What I do love about this time of year are fabulous Christmas gift sets that I can treat myself to (of course) and my friends to!

The lovely people at Dowal Walker invited me to a sneak preview of their clients Christmas offerings.  

How could I say no!?
La Roche Posay had some seriously good looking gift sets!

The Make-Up Bullet - Review

I do love a make-up gadget! When visiting a Bloggers Love event a few months ago I was lucky enough to receive the Make-up Bullet in my goodie bag.

I thought to myself it was only a "thing" and it wasn't going to make my everyday make up routine any easier but BOY was I wrong! 

Bob Martin announces partnership with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home - Event 15th July 2014

On the 15th July 2014 I was invited to Battersea Cats and Dogs Home in London to be shown around the cattery and meet the team from Bob Martin.

Bob Martin is now working in partnership with Battersea to supply cat litter to three of the Battersea centres.  The day we spent with Battersea and Bob Martin was to promote the new Felight cat litter.

Felight is a unique, super light cat litter which does not compromise on absorbency and odours. Each granule contains thousands of fast acting micropores which quickly absorb liquid like a sponge, instantly trapping any unpleasant odours.

Bob Martin Felight is available from supermarkets including Asda, Coop, Morrison’s and Tesco as well as pet stores. Felight is available in 5 litre (Coop only) and 10 litre at RRP £2.99 and £4.49 respectively.

This post is photo heavy! :-)
I've always wanted to go to Battersea - it was such an amazing day!

Haul - July 2014 UK Sales

I went sale shopping for the month of July and here's my most recent video showing everything that I picked up. You can view the video 'Here' or by watching below.

I do love a bargain.....

Vichy Normaderm Detox Night Event - At The Ham Yard Hotel Cinema 14th July

On Monday 14th July I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Vichy's Normaderm detox night.

The venue for this event was the Ham Yard Hotel in London's Soho.
This post is photo heavy.. be warned! 

The Vichy Detox night product is a cocktail especially designed to detox oily skin.

Sun Sense Daily Face SPF 50+ - Review

I was lucky enough to be contact by a PR company asking if I'd like to review sun protection for a site called www.medicines2u.com

I jumped at the chance because I am dreadful at sun protection, and I really should get more into the habit of protecting my face with a proper SPF instead of relying on my foundation to have one.

June 2014 Monthly Favourites

Here's my June 2014 monthly favourites for you all to enjoy -

Do you love Passenger the group as much as I do?  Have you used anything form the Vitamin E range at the Body Shop before?  See what I thought of these products and more in my YouTube video below - 

Maylash Natural Eyelash Serum - Review

A few months back when I was still recovering from my car accident, the lovely Olivia from Maylash contacted me asking me if I wanted to try the natural eyelash serum from the brand.

I was intrigued!  I knew how many competitors there were on the eyelash serum market but with my current hair, skin, nails and eyelashes suffering from all the side effects of pain medication I decided to bite the bullet!

I read the reviews on the site, and I thought I would give the serum a run for a month not expecting to see much difference.. boy was I wrong!

IMATS 2014 Vlog and Haul

Here's my IMATS haul for your enjoyment.  I am pleased I visited IMATS as I have always wanted to go but, I guess I had my 'blogger' head on that day because I was really disappointed!

I know that this event is for professional make-up artists but I thought that the selection of brands on offer were just 'OK', and I felt that £40.00 admission to IMATS was rather steep for the choice that you got.

I have been to Professional Beauty this year and I found the deals there much better value for money and a wider choice of products.  Also Professional Beauty is free event which I think is fab! 

Regardless I enjoyed my time at IMATS and maybe next year more brands will be there and I might go.
Here's what I purchased

TMI Tag

I have filmed the TMI Tag video.  Get to know me a little better! (just look at THAT face LOL!)

Freedom of Speech as a Blogger

So as you may of seen on my blog on Wednesday 11th June I wrote THIS blog post.  

It was a post about my experience at "at spa" (no names no petrol) and let's just say that I had photographic evidence of my day there and "the company" didn't take too nicely to my honest review.  They proceeded to email me a letter from their solicitor at 7.00 pm one evening threatening me with legal action because of my post content. 

Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure Review


So I did it again I went into Boots and "took advantage" of their 3 for 2 offers and picked up the new Sally Hansen complete salon manicure, in two shades and the insta-dry top coat. 

Haul - New Look and Primark


So I went shopping again, here's my most recent haul video for you to enjoy! 

The Spa - It was a review!


So it seems freedom of speech as a blogger and a consumer is not how it used to be in this world!

I did a REVIEW on my blog of MY findings of a place that I visited for my BIRTHDAY paid for by my two friends with their HARD EARNED cash.

Then I receive a letter today (11/06/14 at 7pm) from the solicitor from Bannatyne basically threatening me with legal action.  This is totally unnecessary and rather ridiculous!

It's safe to say I am disgusted by the way I have been treated and I will never use their facilities or company again!

My Everyday Face


Here's a video showing you what I put on my face everyday.  
I am not - by any means a make up artist. I did train a long time ago with a well known make up brand but I only know what I know through years of practice!

The video is blurry in sections (again I'm sorry) and my mirror angle is awful - but I think the video turned out good regardless, I mean I danced myself silly in it for your entertainment!

Let me know what you think!

Updated What's In My Bag - With Meena Handbags


I am so nosey, I adore watching or reading 'what's in my bag' blogposts.
It gives me a glimpse into the sort of things I should be carrying around with me everyday!
I avidly nose at the posts on WIMH website - for bag / make-up / stationery inspiration.

May 2014 Monthly Favourites


I love monthly favourites videos.  It gives you an insight into the 'loves' in a month of your favourite YouTubers!
My Monthly favourites are always a mix bag and this month is no exception...

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