Beauty – First Favourites of 2018

Having received quite a few beauty gifts over Christmas, I’ve had lots of new products to try out over the past six weeks or so. I thought it would be good to do a little round up post of the ones I’ve been loving. There’s a real mix of makeup, fragrance, and skincare. Lancome La vie est Belle This has been a firm favourite of mine ever since I bought...

Autumn Beauty Haul including Estée Lauder’s Free Gift Set & Christmas 3 for 2 range! 

Last Friday I threw caution to the wind and ended up going on a little shopping spree with my mum. As well as picking up some autumn clothes, which I will be posting about soon, I also stocked up on some beauty bits.  I recently wrote about my Estée Lauder doublewear foundation, and how I finally feel like I’ve found the holy grail of foundations. Unfortunately that holy grail is...

Beauty – My Pre-Holiday Boots Haul 

As you may have gathered by now, I’m a huge fan of highstreet favourite Boots and I make all my beauty purchases from there. I’ve previously posted my money saving tips and other hauls, and I generally am a huge fan.  Just before we headed out to Santorini, I had a little splurge on some beauty bits and I wanted to share them.   Razors  I always buy these razors...

Beauty – My Max Factor Makeup Mini Haul 

I absolutely love buying new makeup. It is one of my guilty pleasures and one of the only things I will justify spending money on for myself as makeup makes me feel more human after days on end of sleepless nights.  If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that I’ve been on the hunt for the ‘perfect’ foundation for quite some time without much success. It’s early...

Beauty – How to Find the Right Scent for You 

Over the past couple of weeks I must have smelt around 30 perfumes whilst on the hunt for the perfect scent for our wedding day. I had a few criteria, but ultimately I wanted something which smelt beautiful… on me.  The problem was, I was relying on my go to method for any new purchase – online reviews. However, perfumes are totally individual, what smells amazing on one person might...

My Big Boots Beauty Birthday Haul

I’ve mentioned before that I find it hard to treat myself generally, however, for my birthday I was very fortunate to get a fair amount of birthday money and I decided that, as well as getting some new summer clothes, I would stock up on some beauty favourites and use the opportunity to try out some new products.  So, what did I buy?  Pearl Drops Pure White Whitening Treatment x...

Beauty – My Top Tips for Saving at Boots

Yes, there’s an underlying theme to the blog at the moment – ways to save money, and it’s because I’ve never been as short on money as I am currently. We are due to pay off our wedding in a couple of weeks time, and money has definitely been tight.  Beauty may not come high on everyone’s list of priorities, and as a mum of three it’s definitely not top...

Christmas Gift Guide – The Man in Your Life 

I don’t know about you but I find buying for men incredibly difficult in comparison to buying for children or for women. With women the main problem is that I buy something as a gift and end up getting myself it too because I want it… With men, I can’t get into the mindset as easily and often find myself going for safe options when gift buying. I’ve put together...

Beauty – My Beauty Advent Calendar 

I know beauty advent calendars have been around awhile now, but this year I am excited as it is the first year I’m having one of my own!  With a newborn, two other children, a wedding to plan and a house move around the corner, we couldn’t afford some of the (in my opinion) ridiculously priced calendars out there. Instead, I shopped around with a £30 budget and came across...