Friday, 28 November 2014

Stocking Fillers/Secret Santa Ideas | £5 & Under

I absolutely love Christmas, and with it being just around the corner everyone is on the lookout for stocking fillers and secret santa presents. Sometimes it's hard to find little presents without spending too much so below is a range of small gift ideas which are perfect for any stocking or secret santa present and all for under £5.00 :)

Lush Luxury Pud £3.50 - LINK
Pop this into your bath and unwind with this relaxing bath bomb. 

Zoella Let's Glow Candle £5.00 - LINK
This cute and girly candle has a calming and refreshing scent. It has a gentle blend of white wood accent, sweet vanilla and soft floral notes.

Soap and Glory Irresistibubble Gift Set £5.00 - LINK
This gift set is so cute! It contains a travel size body wash and body buttercream in the famous Soap and Glory scent, Sugar Crush.

Topshop Mini Nail Pyramid In The Colour Float £5.00 - LINK 
These little nail polish gifts from Topshop are perfect for a stocking filler. They come in a range of different Christmassy colours but I think this pale pink is so cute.  

Hotel Chocolat Mini Chocolate Father Christmas £2.50 - LINK
As you may already know, I am a massive chocoholic, therefore a stocking wouldn't be the same without some chocolatey goodness :) This mini box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat contains 3 cuddly Father Christmas in milk chocolate, yummy!

Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3 £4.00 - LINK
This eyeshadow palette is a complete bargain at only £4.00. It is a perfect mix of pearl, shimmer and matte shades.

Topshop Santa Toe Ankle Socks £3.50 - LINK 
Santa always brings new socks at Christmas and I do love some good old festive socks to keep my tootsies nice and toasty!

I hope this post has given you some inspiration for some cute and girly stocking fillers/secret santa presents.

What do you have on your Christmas list?

Thursday, 13 November 2014

My Dressing Table And Makeup Storage

Hello everyone, today I thought I would take you on a little tour of my dressing table. A few people have been asking me how I store my makeup/beauty products and being the neat freak that I am, the one thing that I absolutely love is having all of my products organised into their own little compartments. Very sad I know haha! Anyway, below is a selection of photos of my dressing table and the way I like to store my products, ENJOY :)

 Dressing table - Ikea
Draw inserts - Muji
Long draw insert - Muji
Acrylic makeup drawers - Muji  
Acrylic makeup brush holders - Muji
Acrylic compartment holder - Muji
Table top mirror - Ikea
Vase - Ikea
English Pear and Freesia candle - Jo Malone

I really hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it gave you some inspiration for your own dressing table. 
See you in my next post!!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Lush Haul Video

Hey everyone...I can't believe it's November already, where has the year gone? 
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, life has been very busy lately with a college course I started about 6 weeks ago and because blogging is something I do in my spare time I just haven't had time to write any new posts. I only have a few weeks left on the course so I will be going full steam ahead with plenty of new blog posts and YouTube videos once the next couple of weeks is over. Hang on in there :) 

As you may already know, I have been a beauty therapist for the past 5 years and the course I'm doing is a teaching qualification so I can go on to teach beauty therapy in a college and become a beauty lecturer. The thought of becoming a student again after 5 years was a little scary but i'm really enjoying the course and met some lovely new friends. 

So, I went a little crazy in Lush the other day and picked up quite a lot of stuff from their Halloween/Christmas collections. 
Below is the video of everything got.... ENJOY :)

If you were unable to watch the embedded version below then click HERE to be taken directly to my YouTube channel.
I really hope you enjoy this video. Please feel free to comment below with any suggestions for future videos that you may want to see on my channel.

What are your favourite Lush products to purchase at this time of year?

Sunday, 14 September 2014

My First YouTube Video

Hey guys, so I have finally uploaded my first video to YouTube *hides away in a corner* haha!!
I just thought I'd do a quick introduction about myself and what to expect on my channel.

Please feel free to comment below with what you would like to see on my channel in the future, if you were unable to watch the embedded version below then click HERE to be taken directly to my YouTube channel.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Starting My YouTube Channel

So guys, I have a bit of a different post for you today. It's not my usual ramblings about all things beauty and makeup, I thought i'd do a post letting you know about my plans on starting a YouTube channel. I have been saying for ages how I would love to start making videos and I think i'm ready to unleash myself into the scary world of YouTube.... ahhhh!!

So what should you expect on my channel? Well, I've been a beauty therapist for the past 5 years so I really want to bring you all my professional beauty tips and tricks as well as monthly favourites videos, tutorials, product reviews etc. I must say, putting myself out there for the whole world to see wasn't a decision I made lightly. It still feels very scary but the beauty industry is something i'm really passionate about and i'm very excited to start my YouTube journey :) 

Obviously I will still be blogging! My blog is my little baby and where my online beauty ramblings began, sometimes it's just a little easier to watch and follow a video rather than a blog post.

So, i'm thinking of filming my first video in the next few weeks and I also need to get my head around the editing software too (i'm not the biggest computer whizz), therefore I'm hoping to have my first video up in about a month or so, but I will update you all on when my first video goes live via Facebook and Twitter.

Lastly, I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to everyone that takes the time to read my blog, it really does mean so much!! You will soon get to put a face to the blog :)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Tracie Giles Champagne Brunch

All photos courtesy of Lucy Dartford PR

Hi guys, so a couple of weeks ago I visited Tracie Giles' new beauty clinic in Knightsbridge, London. I was one of the lucky runners up in a competition she held in December last year, which I entered to win my Mum some semi permanent eyebrows. As a runner up I was invited to visit Tracie's new clinic for a champagne brunch, which my Mum and I was very excited about.  

If you didn't already know who Tracie Giles is then where have you been!! Tracie has done A LOT of celebrity clients including Katie Price, Charlotte Crosby from Geordie Shore, the TOWIE girls including Lucy Meck, Lydia Bright and Jessica Wright and many more. Tracie has over 25 years experience and is a leader in the aesthetic permanent makeup industry, she has appeared on Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies and ITV2's The Only Way Is Essex.

My Mum and I hopped on a quick train journey to London to enjoy a morning of girly time. All of the runners up arrived at Tracie's salon at 11 o clock where we were greeted by Tracie's daughter Charlotte who was so lovely!! We started with champagne and cupcakes before Tracie performed a demo of her famous semi permanent makeup. Afterwards, we had a good old girly natter and quizzed Tracie on her work and salon. One of Tracie's regular celebrity clients, Chantelle Houghton popped by to see us too, which was a lovely surprise! 

I would like to say a BIG thank you to Tracie and Charlotte for having us at your beautiful salon. My Mum and I had a lovely time and we will definitely be back for some new brows soon!!

Here is a LINK to Tracie's website if you wanted to take a look :)