La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum

Wishing you all a very Happy New Years Eve!
Here's a peek at a fantastic new product from La Roche Posay launching in January 2016 - the Hydraphase Intense Serum 
I love La Roche Posay - they are always bringing out really innovative products that complement the rest of the range, or any other brand of skincare you are currently using.
My dry and sensitive skin adores the brand, having used their products for the past few years, I am always intrigued to see what else they can bring out to be the next big thing!
If hydration is a skin concern of yours, then the new Hydraphase Intense Serum will really change up your skin care for the better.

A Very Merry Christmas!

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Just a little message to wish you all a fantastic Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

I'll be spending the festive period with friends this year, which will be lovely - but because I have no family (were estranged) Christmas always makes me feel like I'm a spare part!

Don't forget it's OK if you want to spend Christmas Day on your own, you do YOU - it's only one day after all, and my favourite time is the Boxing Day sales where I will be treating myself to some bargains on Space NK, Zara and New Look.
There's so much pressure over the festive period to buy the best gifts, look your best and be seen to be 'doing' something.  Take the pressure off and relax, cook nice food and watch the TV.  That's what I will be doing, especially with my two cat husbands.

Thanks for all your support in the past few months, 
I'll be posting a new post again before the New Year.

How will you be spending your Christmas Day and Boxing Day?

Lots of love and Christmas cheer!

Claire 

xx

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My Little Box Review - December 2015

Hello my loves!
I cannot believe that this is the LAST box from My Little Box for 2015.  Where has this year gone??
I told you in my previous videos that if this month's box wasn't up to scratch, that I was going to cancel my subscription to the box.  But this month's box is fab! 
Totally up my street, and has NARS in it! What's not to love?  Let's delve in....

The Libbie Club December 2015

The Libbie Club is back for December, to get you party ready!
This months box is full of essential items to get you in the festive mood.
Containing the first ever product from Vita Liberata that's hit my desk, with the most amazing Kabuki brush to match!
There truly is something for everyone with this months box. 
So how does it work?  I review and show you what's in the box, then share my offers with you on the items, and if you make a purchase I then receive the January box.  
It's win win all round, but we need to work together to reap the rewards.  
So Let's check out this months offers....

The Perfume Society - Putting On The Spritz Discovery Box

I adore finding new perfumes to wear.
Afterall, a fragrance is your personal trademark and it's a tough choice to make!
I alternate my fragrances according to my mood, and the time of year.
I'm always looking for 'new in' fragrances, and that little something different.
I've had the pleasure of working with The Perfume Society before.
A brand that offers a fantastic subscription service for perfume lovers.  What's more they offer events, courses, sampling opportunities, and a beautiful regular downloadable magazine, The Scented Letter.
For their latest Discovery Box - 'Putting on the Spritz' there's an opportunity to be part of a luxurious journey through possibilities for celebration scents - right on time for the festive period!

Paris Haul - November 2015

I adore Paris! 
The second time I've been was a few weeks ago, and I made my first ever vlog for you 'Here
This time around there was no holding back.  I had City Pharma on my list in Saint Germain Des Pres, and Sephora on the Champs Elysees too.
Check out my video below, to see everything that I picked up.
Is there anywhere in Paris that you'd recommend I visit, for my next trip?

Birchbox at Selfridges

I love me a beauty box, whether they are limited edition, or on a subscription.  
If you watch the My Little Box unboxing videos over on my YouTube Channel 'Here' I'm always looking for the next big beauty box 'thing'
This Summer the team at Birchbox did a pop up shop in Selfridges Oxford Street, and I missed the chance to pop along.  You pay £15.00 and you chose one item out of six categories. and your beauty box craving is resolved.
This winter, the Birchbox at Selfridges is back until 28th December!  
Let's see what I picked up...

Paris Vlog - November 2015

I know I know, I've let you down this week with the lack of blog posts.  But I have an excuse!  I took myself and my friend off to Paris for the weekend (last weekend infact), and I thought I would try my hand at vlogging for the first time EVER!

You can check out my latest vlog on my YouTube Channel 'Here' and if you're not subscribed, please do.  I try to post a new video once a week.
So come along with me and Nital for our whirlwind trip to Paris... you can click on the video below.

My Little Box Review - November 2015

The latest box from My Little Box for November has arrived.
A mixed bag again this month, and I'm sort of disappointed / sort of waiting for the Christmas box to arrive to finally make a decision on whether I should keep my subscription?!
Help!!
Click on the video below to watch the full review, or alternatively check out my YouTube Channel 'Here'

Merumaya - BLACK FRIDAY MEGA SAVINGS!

I adore Merumaya, I have reviewed them 'Here' back in November last year, and I have some more products from the brand to review for you guys.

When the team at Merumaya got in touch and told me that they were participating in Black Friday for the first time, and that they have gone all out to please, how could I not pass this information on?

Merumaya's super savings are only available on merumaya.com from Monday 23rd November to 30th November 2015!

Fall Favourites Tag

I don't do enough Tag videos on my YouTube Channel.  I really should!
The lovely Clare from The love of All Things Beauty Blog tagged me in this, so I thought why not take part! 

Currently Lusting After - Space NK Christmas 2015 Edition

I adore the Christmas period, not for festivities but because it's my favourite time to shop for ME!
The boxing day sales are my favourites time, and the best shop is Space NK.  
Their customer services is second to none, and they stock all my favourite brands.
I'm not saying that you have to wait till the sales to grab a luxe bargain, the items in this months lust list below, offer something for every price range.  
Whether you're looking to buy now, or later - you can't lose with such a fab selection of gifts this Christmas from Space NK!

The Libbie Club November 2015

The Libbie Club always excites me.
You only receive the next months box if one of your lovely viewers has purchased one of your offers.
It's a fab way of interacting with your internet friends, and sharing discounts, especially with the festive season fast approaching!
All my offers below are only available for 22 days.

Midori

There's been tons to celebrate for the month of November; from Halloween to Bonfire night.
When the team at Midori got in touch, and offered my girlfriends and I the yummy Midori Melon Liqueur and a cocktail Halloween movie kit to boot - how could I say no?
I used to love cocktails, but I don't drink any more for health reasons (plus I'm always driving), but I'm happy to take a sip and try what's on offer!  
If you're looking for something different this festive season, then Midori might be right up your street!

Shea Innocence

You know me - I love my candles, I love my British brands, and I adore handmade natural products - run by people who are passionate about what they do!
Shea Innocence is a brand owned by Veronica, she creates and sells natural skincare products made primarily with Shea butter, and a range of beautifully scented candles made with natural soy wax.

Glo and Ray

I love finding new British brands to tell you guys about.
When a PR agency for the make up range Glo and Ray got in touch, I really got excited.
The packaging of Glo and Ray is very NARS-esque, and very high end in it's look - but without the price tag. 
The colour range is extensive, with so much to chose from.
Let's delve into this fabulous range!

My Little Box Review - October 2015

Oh My Little Box, I await the delivery of your boxes every month with bated breath.
Your postage takes ages to come, but when the box arrives I get excited.
This month's box was a total mixed bag!
My Little Box have teamed up with Pinterest to create the "My Little Creative Box" I had high hopes for this collaboration... let's delve into the contents below.

Mr Nutcase

I LOVE my technology.  
Having recently received an Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge mobile upgrade 
(P.S this phone is the bomb diggity!), 
I am always trying to protect my gadgets in the best way possible.
My best friend is my IPad Mini.  It serves my anxiety well with it's own chip on 4G, meaning that I can connect anywhere, and use it's GPS for finding venues on the go.
Protecting it in my overflowing handbag is a top priority, this is where Mr.Nutcase came in to play!
A company that is passionate about creativity, Mr.Nutcase allows you to create bespoke phone cases, Macbook covers and more!
I decided on the Ipad Mini 2 Retina Display case

August and September 2015 Monthly Favourites

I love checking out other people's monthly favourites videos.  
After a while though, I always feel that everyone is talking about the same things, so instead I combine two months worth of favourites into one video!
This way I have more content to share with you, and it makes the video more enjoyable to watch 
(I hope!!)
Let's delve into August and September's favourites, but before we do; don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel 'Here' for regular content once a week! (it would mean the world!)

By Terry Mascara Terrybly Lash Booster Mascara

If you read my last post about By Terry 'Here' you would know how intrigued I am by this brand.
Not only does Terry ensure the packaging of her products is beautiful, but the ingredients are ingenious.
I'm constantly on the look out for the next best thing in the mascara stakes, and when I received a sample size of the By Terry Mascara Terrybly Lash Booster Mascara - I just couldn't wait to trial it.
Over two months on, and this little baby has run out - so it's time to tell you my thoughts....

The Libbie Club October 2015

I adore the concept of The Libbie Club.  
Where I review the products for you lovely lot, and if you like the items, you can purchase discounts on the products, and that means I get the next months box to review!  

It's a win win for me and you!!
You can view my last video and the offers available for September 2015 Here 
You can check out My Libbie Club offers page Here for October 2015.

Let's delve in...

Antipodes

Antipodes is a brand that I have heard tons about, throughout my time as a beauty and lifestyle blogger. 

A New Zealand brand, that offers certified organic and premium natural skincare, (and makeup) it is sold in 12 countries internationally.
The brand was developed by Wellington based founder Elizabeth Barbalich just eight years ago, there are now 26 skincare products, five natural mineral foundations and six lipsticks in the Antipodes range.  

Being a skincare junkie, I have ALWAYS wanted to try the Aura Manuka Honey Mask.  
I have heard tons of rave reviews about it's multifunctional skincare benefits.  
When a PR got in touch and asked if I'd like to try some products from the range to review, I was absolutely thrilled.

Let's delve into this amazing range...

My Little Box Review - September 2015

Patience is a virtue right?  When it comes to the delivery of My Little Box, my boxes seem to ALWAYS be late!  So my patience runs thin :-( 
I can't pay extra for quicker delivery (I've already asked) So I'm stuck watching you lovely lot opening your boxes and posting the pics all over social media.
It's OK the boxes make up for the wait, plus interacting with you guys makes it all worthwhile.
Let's delve into the September My Little Fashion Box....

Vichy Idealia

I adore Vichy.  I first reviewed the brand back in 2014, which you can view 'Here'
They are so innovative with their products, and are always striving for the best and latest in skincare.
Luckily for me, when something new from Vichy launches - I am invited to their fantastic events.
A few weeks back I was introduced to the Idealia range, a range that offers a suite of radiance moisturisers to smooth and improve the first signs of ageing.  
With the Idealia's pink packaging - I was instantly hooked!

Microsoft Lumia 640 Windows Phone

A few weeks back I was contacted by the team at Lumia Voices, asking whether I'd be interested in trialling the new Microsoft Lumia 640 Windows Phone.  How could I say no?  
This phone is the latest from the Lumia range too.
Being a HUGE tech geek, and knowing that my current mobile contract was coming to an end, and an upgrade was due imminently - this gave me that chance to put the windows phone to the test!

Look Fantastic 1st Birthday Box - September 2015

I adore Look Fantastic.  
They stock everything you could wish for under one roof.
This month they are celebrating their 1st birthday with their covetable monthly Beauty Box.
I was extremely delighted to receive my box through the door - and my word is it HEAVY!
Jam packed with top to toe beauty goodness.. let's delve in!

By Terry Light-Expert Click Brush

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending Space NK in Chelsea; where the team at By Terry introduced me to the latest innovation - the Light Expert Click Brush.  
This illuminating flawless foundation brush offers sculpting, smoothing and buildable coverage - all of this but with a natural finish?  It was love at first sight!

The Libbie Club September 2015

The Libbie Club is a fab concept, you receive the box - review and share the products and then if people take advantage of your offers on the products, you then receive the next months box.
A great way of finding new brands, and also receiving discounts!
I have reviewed 2 other boxes for The Libbie Club - the July box and the August box; both amazing boxes that I have gotten tons of use out of!

Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Advanced Serum

Happy Friday!  
Being 34 I am always on the lookout for anti ageing products that make a difference or bring something new to the table.

As you know from reading my blog, I'm a skincare junkie and simply adore trialling new skincare products that will plump my dry skin.  
Luckily for me I was sent the Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Advanced Serum to try.  
This fantastic advanced serum from the founder of Indeed Labs - Brandon Truaxe - promises to provide results to your skin in just 5 days!

Currently Lusting After - September 2015

Another month starts, and the eagle eyed me has been on the warpath for some bargains!
This month only a few things have caught my eye.  I think I'm saving my beauty shopping till I go to Paris! 
A mixed bag for September but all quality items....

iluminageTOUCH

Happy Friday friends!
A nice short week for us this week, but hasn't it dragged?
Today I'm talking all about Hair reduction.  Not a topic that I have ever covered on my blog before, but one every woman, or man for that matter has experience with.
I have tried everything in my 34 years - epilating, waxing, threading.
They all work with varying results.

Then I was asked if I’d like to know about Elōs Technology and the iluminageTOUCH.  I was intrigued, what was this unit? And how would it provide me with permanent hair reduction?
The iluminageTOUCH unit is impressive looking, this was my first thought – something out of Superman and his The Fortress of Solitude!
Incredibly space-age-looking; but lightweight and easy to store.

Sundried

Happy Bank holiday lovely people!  I hope your enjoying the little break?
A different sort of post from me today, but when a brand who are completely new, approaches you to collaborate for their launch; you do your research, and send an email back to say yes!!

Sundried are an exciting brand launching in 2016.  
Apparel wear with a fantastic ethos - this brand is designed by athletes who care deeply for the environment.

June and July 2015 Monthly Favourites

So to finalise a hectic week off nicely, here's a rather belated June and July monthly favourites video for you all.

If you haven't subscribed to my YouTube channel - where have you been?! 
I post videos once a week (usually of a Thursday /Friday FYI) 
If not you'll get two blog posts instead, but there's always something twice a week. 
You can subscribe 'Here' and I'll see you over there. 
What have you loved this month?

Scholl Review and Product Giveaway!

I try to take good care of my feet.  I'm not a mad flip flop / sandal wearer, but being a typical Pisces if my feet are uncomfortable, then so am I!
I've always watched the TV adverts for the Scholl Express Pedi with great intrigue; but I've never taken the plunge and purchased one.  Until the team at Scholl got in touch and asked if I'd like to review the Express Pedi, and offer some of their footcare range as a giveaway to you lovely people!  
How could I say no?!

My Little Box Review - August 2015

Another month, and another box from My Little Box for the UK.
This months box is in collaboration with fashion brand Antik Batik and is called 
'My Little Gypset Box'

Currently Lusting After - August 2015

It's been quite a while since my last 'Currently Lusting After' post back in June 'Here'
Things have changed somewhat - my health problems are still going on, but I wasn't made redundant (hurrah!!) and instead I got redeployed (for the time being) so at least I'm keeping myself going, and learning new things!

My lusting after items never ends though - I'm ALWAYS searching out new things and making plans to buy them.  
A holiday this year would be lovely, but I've got to sort myself out and get back to being well, so who knows... a nice last minute trip before Christmas would be wonderful - watch this space.

Lot's of bargains in today's post, let's delve in... 
(P.S I'm posting this of a Tuesday? - this is a first!)

Looking for Primark items, but don't have time to shop in store? I have the answer!

I'm sorry for the delayed post! Think headache exploding pain, and generally feeling like crap, and that will kind of explain why I've not been around much!  I had annual leave booked, and spent most of it ill - delightful NOT!

Anyways enough moaning from me, today's post is an interesting one.  I last blogged about the fabulous Blondedge 'Here' back in 2014 - and the team behind the site have stocked more online Primark bargains on dedicated sites for Primark Handbags, Primark Onesies, and Primark Bikinis.

For those of you lovelies who don't live near to a Primark store, this might solve your problems!
No more elbow tackles, no queues - just the pick of the Primark best, at the touch of a button.

The Libbie Club August 2015

I received a little surprise in the post this week, my second box from The Libbie Club for August 2015.

If you don't know about the Libbie Club, you can check out the July box which I reviewed 'Here'
Basically you test, review, share and influence and then when you've influenced enough you have the opportunity to get rewarded by receiving another box.

Such a innovative idea from the team behind Latest in Beauty.  
Let's delve into this months box..

Bodhi and Birch England

I last reviewed Bodhi and Birch back in September 2014 'Here

This amazing British eco luxury skincare brand, is designed to awaken your mind and indulge your senses.

The brands founder Elijah Choo, and I regularly speak on Periscope and I hope to think we have become good friends.  

Each product from Bodhi and Birch is expertly blended to harness the finest materials nature has to offer, each ingredient is ethically sourced from sustainable origins.

I adore the brand, the packaging and the ethos, so I was delighted to trial more from the range.

LookFantastic Beauty Box August 2015 - Review

I'm a total Look Fantastic Beauty Box novice!  
I've never ordered one of the sites beauty boxes, but I have read tons of reviews. 

These boxes sell out fast, so that's a really positive sign.
When the Look Fantastic Beauty Box for August 2015 - came to my door, this weekend - I squealed with delight, and even more so when I opened the box and saw this months contents!
Worth £55.00 and all for £15.00 with free postage and packing - I think I've found a new addiction.

Introducing Zeek and a Mini Feel Unique Haul!

Happy Friday!
I adore finding new innovative ways of saving some cash.  
When my Twitter feed started going a bit mental over a new app for gift vouchers called Zeek, I was intrigued!  In the hopes of saving some cash I downloaded the app to my Android device (it's also available for Apple devices too) and a new addiction was formed!

The New Thing - Maybelline 'The Nudes' Palette Review

I adore eyeshadows, but I'm not one for a smokey eye every day.
Nude and soft pink shades are my go-to for everyday wear.
When I saw the Maybelline The Nudes Palette advertised on TV I knew I had to buy it!

My Little Box Review - July 2015

So the latest offering from My Little Box UK has arrived for July.  
You can watch my video below, where I clarify why I'm disappointed with My Little Box.

I liked the theme of this months box, I loved the Essie nail polish and the Micellar water from Garnier which I use everyday anyway.

The New Thing - Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

There's a lot to be said about 'hyped up' make-up products in the blogging community.  
Hourglass Cosmetics is one of those brands, you know you read about the pigmentation, the packaging, the limited edition's etc but until you take the plunge yourself; you just don't 'get it' the Ambient Lighting Blush palette has been on my make up wishlist forever!

When I collated birthday gift vouchers, and a payday together - the kind souls at Space NK went above and beyond to get me this very much lusted after palette.  It was sold out (and still is) on Space NK so they got it shipped from a store in the North of England for me.  
And I must confess I wear each of the blushers every single day.

Paul & Joe Beaute - Midnight Sangria Collection

A few weeks ago I was invited to the HQ for Paul & Joe beaute - to showcase their new range entitled 'Midnight Sangria'.
"A cool mix of decadence with a splash of steamy sensuality - the perfect combination for late summer nights!"
Let's delve into this fab limited edition range of make-up...

Haul July 2015 - Featuring Matalan, Space NK, ASOS & more!

I adore a good bargain, there's tons of sales on at the moment and some great bargains to be had!

Although the products shown is this video from Matalan are only available in store, I will try and list as much as I can below for you lovely lot!

Beefeater Showcases Their New Summer Menu

Happy Monday! 
I know Mondays suck, but how about some food porn pictures to cheer you up??  

A few weeks ago an amazing PR company got in touch, and invited me to an event to promote the Beefeaters new Summer menu - hosted by their new Brand Development Chef: Paul Fletcher.

Paul Fletcher is a renowned chef, formerly at Gaucho, and on the day he took us through a handpicked selection of Beefeater's new summer dishes.  
Get ready for some food heavy pictures!

The Libbie Club July 2015

New from the team behind Latest in Beauty is The Libbie Club a community of influential beauty fans who are rewarded for reviewing, sharing and referring beauty products.  

Every month, members of The Libbie Club are sent free beauty products, and are rewarded for engaging their friends and followers in buying them.

The Libbie Club work with brands from Eyeko to Waleda and this months box was my first, and hopefully not my last!  The products inside were amazing! 

The Perfume Society Membership Winners!

As you saw in my blog post 'Here' I held a giveaway for 5 VIP memberships to The Perfume Society!
This post is to announce the 5 winners.

My Little Box Review - June 2015

It's finally here!  Yes this months My Little French Riviera Box arrived from the team at My Little Box.  

They told me it was going to be late, but they didn't email to say it had been dispatched, so cue me frantically filming and taking photos for your viewing pleasure.  
Slightly late, but better late than never!

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