• Testing NYK1 Secrets…

    Testing NYK1 Secrets…

    I hope you are having a wonderful start to the New Year so far! Just before Christmas, the lovely team at Babushka PR very generously sent over some of NYK1 Secrets award winning, cruelty free and vegan friendly products to try which I’ve been testing out since.

    View Post

    Brand Focus: The Relaunch of Topshop Beauty

    Brand Focus: The Relaunch of Topshop Beauty

    As you may have seen, I recently had a very exciting order from Topshop arrive of products I’ve picked as becoming a part of their community of Brand Fans. Which I still can’t get over, SO overwhelmed and grateful! After discontinuing their original beauty line earlier last year, the old favourites are now back in sleek packaging, plus so many new additions to Topshop’s Beauty range full of affordable, cruelly free products. The products range from £5-£16 which is so important for me with a student budget. The new range has a more elegant, minimalist look in matte black and gold which I’m living for. There are makeup-bag staples such as liquid foundations, concealers, pressed powders and long-wear liquid lipsticks (my personal favourite.) I wanted to do a blog post on some of my favourite products I’ve tried so far in the new range! They also still have an up to 70% off sale so I’d hop on over and have a nosey!!

    View Post

    Beauty Favourites of 2018

    Beauty Favourites of 2018

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! I took a little break from posting towards the end of December to spend time with family so I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I can’t believe we are at the start of another year! I feel as though the second half of 2018 just flew by! I have a good feeling about 2019, fingers and everything crossed! Looking back, last year I didn’t actually make very many discoveries in the beauty department and I mainly stuck to what I know works. There were a few gems though that I did find, especially skincare products which I can see myself loving throughout 2019 that I thought I would share seen as though it’s that time again! Some of which I have mentioned previously on here.

    View Post

    Decking The Tree For Cheaper This Christmas

    Decking The Tree For Cheaper This Christmas

    I can’t believe we are already two weeks into December! It’s truly time for all the festivities and of course, the return of the falling snow on the blog. To me it feels as though Christmas this year seems to be going so fast, I need to get myself more organised! It’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas (pardon the pun) and after spending a good part of last weekend sorting out decorations we’ve accumulated over the years, this year we decided to buy some new, fresh decks to put up which were so affordable. Even though you’ve probably all got your decorations up, I thought I would do a short post to share the bargains encase any of you are thinking of getting some new decks for this/next year for your tree!

    View Post

    Is It Time To Ban Unnecessary Christmas Presents?

    Is It Time To Ban Unnecessary Christmas Presents?

    Christmas has become a retail festival, and it shouldn’t be. Christmas should be joyous but causes some people unhappiness, debt and worry. Many people feel obliged to buy gifts for others that they know they won’t use, with money they don’t have and cause themselves stress they don’t need. 

    Martin Lewis.
    If anyone knows me, they know I’m a big lover of Christmas. It’s such a wonderful time of year, however after watching Martin Lewis’ money show Christmas special the other night (I promise I do have a life haha) it left me thinking about the commercial side of Christmas. In a segment in the show which went viral, he talks about the topic of unnecessary christmas gifts (the video is on Youtube if you fancy having a watch) and how actually Christmas can be a stressful time for people. I thought I would do a bit of a different, short blog post to discuss and share this message he was trying to get across which I feel is so important. 
    View Post