Thursday, 25 August 2016

Korean Beauty haul

Last month I placed on order on YesStyle (FYI best Asian beauty online store I've come across  + not too expensive shipping!) for a bunch of Korean beauty and skincare bits that I'd been dying to try!

For skincare, I went with TonyMoly, Etude House, Missha and Biore. 

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Lifestyle post: Street food market Cambridge

Back at the end of July, I attended the Cambridge Food Park Night Market - a collection of the best street food and food trucks from around the area, all with a bar, musicians and some handy tables to eat the food at!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Feel Unique pick 'n' mix

I'm sure many of you have seen the new Feel Unique pick'n'mix samples that have been going round the blogospheere.

I loved the sound of it; get 5 samples of your choice, pay £3.95 for postage, but then get a voucher for that off another order - brilliant.

There were so many things I wanted to try and when I saw the Replica At the Beach Perfume I knew I had to try it! The Eucerin Hyaluron filler day cream sounded interesting too - I love my Eucerin eye cream! The Bioderma nourishing cream, Isa Dora vitamin gloss and Miller Harris Vetivert fragrance were also products I'd wanted to try for a while.

The Replica fragrance has been by far my favourite and I will be purchasing. Love this system! Only criticism, they need more!

Have you tried the Pick'n'mix samples?

Thursday, 11 August 2016

What I've been eating lately

Summers well and truly here (I hope still when this post is live in a few days!) and I've found my tastes have changed slightly with what I'm eating. I'm not wanting carbs as and craving fresh tastes like limes, fruit and zesty salads. Here's a small snipped of what I've been eating:

One of my favourite things to cook as it's so easy but soooo yummy; mexican chicken and pico de gallo. Spicy, smokey chicken breast simply served with guacamole (if I have any avocados) and a tomato, onion, parsley, coriander and lime Pico de Gallo!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

My new Instagram @_beautyblog_insta

A few weeks ago I was thinking about my instagram & thought it felt weird posting all about beauty and fashion etc. on my personal instagram - my followers (most likely) aren't interested in my make up of the day, or what skincare brand I'm loving at the moment - but hopefully my followers on here are - so I created a new instagram; @_beautyblog_insta

Here's a snippet of what I've been posting - I've love if you could follow my on there for daily posts and chats about beauty - and don't forget to say Hi!

Friday, 15 July 2016

L'Oreal Detox Clay Mask Review

After seeing this on various big beauty blogger Instagrams and snapchats for the past two weeks, I really wanted to try these masks. I was shopping in Boots on Monday and noticed that they were on offer for £5 each - fate.

Unfortunately the Glow mask which I wanted to also try was sold out, but this detox mask caught my eye. I am a huge fan of clay masks and my skin needed a detox!

While it was on, ,y first thoughts were; it was heavily perfumed. I wondered if this would have a negative effect on my skins (rather than detoxifying) I was wrong! After trying it last night, my skin feels so much better. My chin has been a 'problem' area for quite a few months now and I'm hoping continued use of this should sort it out!

Have you tried these masks?

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Origins Maskimizer.... late to the party

I kept meaning to post this about two months ago! But days turned into weeks.... and here we are! Back in April / March (if forget now it was so long ago), I ago I was kindly send the Origins Maskimizer and Origins Original Rose face mask - both of which I hadn't tried before. So I very pleased to have been sent them!

After now using them both for two months, I feel I have at least have a decent opinion on them! The Maskimizer is a bit of a funny one. I do think it works to some extent. I can feel it making my face feel tighter when I spray it one before applying the mask (and it smells great) but is it a bit of a princess product.... like the Caudalie Beauty Elixir?
As for the Original skin mask with rose clay - I loved it! The colour of the clay was (literally) rosy and the smell was amazing. Unlike some other masks, you really don't need to leave it on for long and it does the trick. Wouldn't say it's amazing or a 'miracle' product. But I am really enjoying using it about once a week!

Have you tried the Origins Maskimzer or Original mask? What did you think?

Friday, 15 April 2016

What I've been eating for breakfast

For breakfast lately, I've been giving myself a lot more time to make, eat and enjoy what I'm having than the usual grabbing whatever is there before rushing off to work.
There are some of the things I've been enjoying lately:

Smoothie bowls

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

What I've been reading lately

About a month ago I was feeling quite bored with reading and stuck in a routine (of not reading), so I thought what better way to sort it out than order some new books! I've now finished reading all of them so it seemed like the perfect time for a review.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Spring fashion edit

Spring means a new wardrobe, new trends and some colour! I've been loving Anna's capsule wardrobe videos and decided to pick out five pieces which I thought would take me through spring!

I know what you're thinking right. A Trench, how predictable:

But, TBF, I have wanted a really good, timeless trench coat for so long. I think I'm slowly accepting the fact that the Burberry trench is out of my budget, so this Zara one seemed perfect :)

What pieces are your must haves for spring? 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

My first winter holiday: Sweden/Norway

Back in February I decided to go on my first 'winter holiday'. That's not to say that I hadn't been anywhere cold before when going away and visiting cities etc; but never this cold! The place I went to in Sweden, Åre, was a bit of a pain to get to but know for being one of the best Ski resorts in Sweden and also around -19°C

To get there, first we had to fly to Trondheim in Norway and stay there for a night before catching the train over to Sweden. I really liked Trondheim and had a bit more time to explore on my way home luckily.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Trying HelloFresh

Back in December, I decided to give the Hello Fresh box a go. I'd seen them advertised all over social media and TV and thought it sounds like a great idea but a tad pricey for my liking. So when a £25 off voucher came through the letter box I signed up to get the box next week.