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Boots Haul

I have been on a huge spending freeze (hence my LONG blogging absence) so when this month came around and I had some money to spare the first place I hit was Boots! I went a little crazy but in my defence this haul will last me a while.....



Hello 2015

Hello 2015

I began this post with a grovelling explanation for my radio silence the past couple of months but then changed my mind. The truth is I have been in a blogging funk and felt like I was on the starting blocks waiting for the gun shot to get the race underway only I stayed still. I love being creative weather that is through my blog or crafting and this winter I focused on crafting more than blogging. Each time I sat down to write I stalled and sat with fingers poised over the keyboard only to click log off.

It seems like only yesterday I was greeting 2014 and now another year has passed and I look at my blog and realise how long ago it was since I last posted. I keep hearing a saying this year already - "New Year.....New Me!" I feel like New Years is a time to reflect and take stock then scrap the failures and pick up again. So that's what i'm going to do.... maybe not a whole new me....I kind of like the old one! :) But a more improved me that spends less time hesitating and more time going for it.

With that said here is to 2015 and the brand new adventure ahead of us! x

New Year


My Little Box

I arrived home today to a little surprise (well I did order it but I was surprised at its speedy arrival). My Little Box!! I have been so excited to receive this box and I was even more excited when I opened it. So excited that I had taken photographs and was booting up my laptop to do this post before I even realized what I was doing!



You Beauty Discovery Box

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My You Beauty Discovery Box for September arrived and as usual there was lots to choose from but this is what I chose for my box this month....

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Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Brush Set


I have had my eye on these Zoeva Rose Gold Brushes for a while. They have been doing the rounds on a lot of beauty blogs lately and I was surprised how reasonably priced they were. I love Real Techniques brushes and couldn't imagine another brand comparing with them but these do......They are excellent quality and for £55 (plus p&p) they are a bargain! They come in a beautiful clutch bag that will be perfect for transporting them when I go away for the night.


September Wish List

Things are constantly catching my eye and I make a mental note to put that on my wish list! Most things I don't end up purchasing but then there those odd few items that I can't seem to forget about and that I think of as I drift off into a peaceful night sleep. So here is my September Wish List....I warn you there are a quiet a few....but then again it is my birthday month so I feel that a couple extra's are allowed :)

Hugo Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme = £37-£65

Hugo Boss

I bought this months Cosmopolitan and there was a sample page of this. It is a beautiful scent that I immediately loved...and proceeded to rub the page all over me!! But I got a lot of compliments in work of how wonderful I smelt (they will never know! :))

Elf Eyeid Primer in Sheer = £1.95


I have read a couple of great reviews for this eyelid primer. I have noticed the past couple of times I have applied my mascara I get some transfer on my eyelid around lunchtime. So I am hoping this will fix that but i'll keep you posted.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light = £38 


I purchased the Ambient Lighting Powder palette in April this yer and have used it every day. I can not get enough of it! I apply my Dim Light with a Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Face Brush and it applies beautifully. I haven't hit pan on any of the trio YET! So this would  be a back up for when that sad day comes.

Illamasqua Blush in S.O.P.H.I.E = £21.50

Illamasqua - Blush

I have become a little obsessed with blush lately and seem to zero in on them in shops. This shade would be lovely for everyday, I could see it becoming part of my daily make up routine.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser = £14.75

Liz Earle

I have already gushed about this enough in my review (click here to read). I have just used the last of my Birchbox sample so this might need to be an emergency purchase!

Lush Hair Doctor Hair Mask = £6.95

Hair DoctorHair Doctor tub

I watched Miss Budget Beauty's YouTube Relax with Me video and she used this hair mask and I haven't been able to stop thinking about this since. This may also have to be an emergency purchase on my trip into town later today :)

Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Set = £55 


This is a bit of a cheat as I have already ordered these but I wanted to add them in as they are so pretty! I should receive them any day now so I will be sure to do a review on here shortly. I am sure I will love them!

Tiffany Hearts - Arrow Necklace = £150

Tiffany Arrow

This is my last wish list item and is a biggie!! It is expensive but hopefully with a little bit of saving and some overtime in work this will be mine one day....I'm going to sit and stare at this for a while now.........

So that is my wish list, some small and some not so small! I'm sure come October I will have seen something else that has caught my eye. I hope you get everything you wish for this month! x


Makeup Revolution Haul and Swatches

After hearing a couple of beauty bloggers talk about Makeup Revolution I decided to check out what all the fuss was about! I'm generally the last to the party with most things and this is no exception. I had watched in awe as YouTube bloggers filmed hauls with mounds of products to reveal it cost them as little at £30!! This is the type of brand I am interested in. I wanted to see if the low price resulted in low quality so I logged on and made a purchase.....well several! Once I started adding things to my basket I found it difficult to click check out. I wanted to see what other bargains were available, and with lipstick from as little as £1 I was amazed at how much I could get for my money.



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Hello September


Its here.....its finally here!! Hello September! My favourite month of the year. It's the change from Summer to Autumn when its okay to pull on those Ugg boots and scarves and dust off those rolled up mittens. It is also my birthday month and a time when I love to look back on the past year. A whole year past and a whole year older! There is something special about September that fills me with excitement and the thought that soon it will be the colder months and time for festivities like Halloween, Bon Fire night and of course CHRISTMAS! I am not ashamed to be one of those people who as of today has a mental countdown to christmas and list of presents for everyone! So here is to an amazing September and the beginning of the cosy months! x



Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

I am in love with Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser! I received a sample in my May Birchbox and was really excited to use it. I decided to give it a go!