October 31, 2014
First of all, happy Halloween everyone! During this time of year I find there's nothing better than putting on a cozy jumper, sticking on a scary movie and eating all the chocolate that's meant for trick or treaters. In order to create that spooky atmosphere, I believe a candle is necessary and nothing is more fitting than my Woodwick Fireside Candle.
October 30, 2014
The gel effect nail trend has to be one of my favourites so far. I've never been one to go and get my nails done so to be able to have that salon experience at home without sitting still for ages is a winner in my books. As different brands try to get the perfect formula, some have fallen short in my expectations. Thankfully, a brand that has ticked all boxes in my opinion is Max Factor* with their Gel Shine Lacquer range. It may even be better than my favourite Nails Inc Gel Effects. Here's how I got on with the Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquer in Lacquered Violet.
October 29, 2014
& Other Stories has been on my radar for quite some time now, not just for the lovely clothes and simple jewellery, but for the vast array of beauty bits on offer. Sadly, I've never actually been to the store itself as it's in London but I have spent some time perusing the website and lusting over some of the products. Luckily for me, my other half had noticed this and on returning home from a work trip to London produced a bag from the store, and amongst other beautiful bits was the Tangier Tales Body Wash & Body Lotion.
October 28, 2014
Anyone who knows me will be aware of my slight issue with hairdressers...by issue I mean total avoidance. Not due to any bad experiences or anything, just because I really really love having long hair. I'm pretty simple when it comes to hair, I don't dye it, I don't get it cut into outrageous styles and I don't really experiment. However, one thing I did need to do was breathe some life back into it and give it some much needed pampering. I met Sindy the Creative Director from Hely Hair Studio at a recent blogging event and after some words of wisdom a week or so later I knew it was time to give her a call and let her work her magic on my tired locks.
October 26, 2014
Something I always really enjoy is adding seasonal touches to my bedroom, especially in the later months of the year, I love embracing the seasons and any holidays or festivals by adding little touches to my home décor without breaking the bank. So as it's Halloween next week I decided to share with you all some of the little bits and pieces I've dotted around my bedroom to get me in the spooky spirit, First up is obviously a pumpkin by my window, all the supermarkets have pumpkins in and this one was only £1.50 from Asda, I didn't bother buying one of the carving kits I just used a kitchen knife (carefully of course) and a spoon.
October 24, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, Paul Mitchell haircare came to Glasgow for a night of talking all things hair and beauty. Up until a few years ago, I never really used much haircare aside from the good old shampoo and conditioner. However, once I got to know what works for me I learned to appreciate what a difference those products can make. After the lovely event with our fishtail braids in tact, we went home to try out some products and one I need to share with the masses is the Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Serum*. Lets just say.. you need this.