Thursday, 30 June 2016

Beauty - Liz Earle cleanse & polish review

Liz Earle cleanse & polish

Hey lovelies,
today I have a little beauty review from skincare brand liz Earle, its her original Cleanse & Polish hot cloth cleanser. I have been using this everyday now for a good 3 weeks so thought I would share with you my thoughts on this well loved cleanser.

I use this every evening to cleanse my skin, I first give my face a wipe with micellar water just because that's what I prefer to do, although you don't need to, I then use one pump of the cleanse and polish and massage into my dry skin,  run the muslin cloth under hand hot water and remove the cleanser from my skin, followed by a  splash of cool water. Its super quick and easy to use, it contains eucalyptus giving it a clean scent not overpowering just fresh.

I have been enjoying the cleanse & polish so much, my face feels so clean and soft after using it, my skin hasn't looked this good in ages. My skins quite oily and this works amazingly well for me, controlling my oilyness without drying out my face but its suitable for all skin types, I know of someone with dry skin who also swears by it. I have tried a lot of skincare out over the years but I defo think this is the nicest most effective cleanser I have used, I am thinking I may need to try other items in the Liz Earle range. As this cleanser has now become my holy grail cleanser.

If you have used other items in the range let me know any recommendations in the comments please. 


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Beauty - June Favourites

Hey lovelies,
Its that time again, monthly favourites, when I share with you guys what I've been loving for the month of June. This months favourites are all things brand new to me this month but that I immediately new would become firm favourites.

First up I'm starting with skincare I have been after the Liz Earle cleanse & polish for ages, and I was lucky enough to receive it for my birthday from my bestie Hayley from and I am in love, I plan to write a full review of this soon but I will say Its such a good quality cleanser that makes my skin feel amazing.

Next on to makeup and my true love the Tarte Tartlette 2 in bloom palette I also got this for my birthday and I love it, the quality is amazing the pigmentation is so good and the colours just perfect, again I will be writing a full review of this shortly.

On to Mac products I picked up a couple of bits I have been thinking about from duty free when I recently went to Scotland.
M.A.C studio face & body in shade C2 and I have pretty much worn it everyday since buying its super light weight and great for warmer weather when I prefer to wear a sheerer base, I also picked up Mineralize skinfinsh in medium plus and I have been wearing the 2 together and loving the glowy satin finish they give my skin.

Last up is a Fashion item, if you follow Kate's Closet or any of my social media you will know I have been living in this totally awesome Tshirt from good old Topshop.

 You can see me wearing it Rock Chic in Glasgow one of my fav outfits recently.

What do you think of this months favourites? let me know in the comments.


Sunday, 26 June 2016

Lifestyle - June Degustabox Review + £7 off discount code

Hey lovelies,
Today I have something a bit different for you, Its a monthly subscription box but it's not your regular box filled with beauty products its FOOD, yeah you read that right Degustabox* is a monthly subscription box that sends you between 10 & 15 food and drink products many new to the market, amazing right so if you are a foody like me and like you're grub, stick around to read more.

June's box is a BBQ inspired box with many of the products, great for using when barbecuing or just for Summer days and nights.

I love to make my own homemade burgers so can't wait to try out the Schwartz burger mix just add to mince to make perfectly seasoned and flavoured burgers, Um yes please. To accompany a BBQ we also have Haywards medium tangy pickled onions and Branston spicy tomato relish perfect to adding to a Summer plate of food, I do love a good relish so looking forward to that, I reckon it will yummy in a sarnie too.

What better on a warm day then a refreshing drink, the Zeo cloudy lemonade is not only made from natural ingredients its low in calories and long gone in my house as its totally delicious, If you are a lager drinker you may like the Marstons King star lager, I'm not a fan of lager but my hubbie really enjoyed and said it was a really refreshing drink. 

Having a sweet tooth the sweet treats in this box of course immediately caught my eye how exciting does the bakedin belgian chocolate mug brownie mix look I can't wait to try this, but think I will wait till I'm alone as I don't want to share!!  

Talking of sharing this box also contained not only a share size but a smaller individual portion of Butterkist's new yogurt coated popcorn, the larger pack is great for movie nights with the family or maybe outside with friends having drinks and the smaller packs come in a handy multipack making it perfect for packed lunches and at only 95 calories a portion a guilt free treat, and I can tell you it tastes amazing I will 100% be purchasing more of this stuff.

The belgian Butter biscuits are of course defo not the guilt free option but totally yummy none the less.

For the last of the sweet goodies and for those of you that like Ice lollies, there is the Smooze mango & Coconut freeze at home fruit ice that's made from coconut milk and 50% fruit making it free from most allergens and 100% vegan, so that anyone can enjoy an icy treat.

Lastly if you are a keen cook and like to prepare quick fresh meals at home there is Amoy Coconut milk perfect for making Asian style dishes including curries and deserts, Sacla single serve pesto pots great for adding to chicken and pasta to make tasty meals and without the waste of opening a jar and throwing half away, something that always used to happen in my house as I'm the only pesto lover, and miracle noodles low calorie, soy, gluten free and Vegan noodles great for a Chinese meal or as a snack.

I have totally loved this months box, if you fancy trying Degustabox* box for yourself its super easy, with no commitment necessary,and at only £12.99 a month its a pretty good value way of you and you're family trying new and exciting food, I also have a cheeky discount code meaning you get a whooping £7 of you're first box' pretty good eh just use code  BLDEG15 at the checkout.

Let me know what you think to Degustabox? 


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Lifestyle - Yankee Candle Oud Oasis review

Yankee candle oud oasis review

Hey lovelies, 
I have a little Yankee candle review, way back in the Spring I picked up Oud Oasis and Summer peach, you can read the review of Summer Peach, I burnt Summer peach straight away but Oud Oasis seemed to get lost in the stash of candles I have and I completely forgot all about it, until today that is a horrible dreary Monday a day so dark and miserable I have candles burning and fairy lights twinkling not very Summery at all, but its my day off and I have taken it as an opportunity to stay indoors all day doing pretty much nothing...

Anyway onto Oud Oasis, Yankee describe the scent as rich and seductive, with prize incense helps to set a luxurious calming mood, and I would say that was true, I have not really smelt anything like it before but it is defiantly a soft relaxing scent great for layering as its not to overpowering I'm currently burning it with a vanilla candle and the 2 work together perfectly giving off a slightly sweet yet calming fragrance, perfect for burning during the day or evening and would work great in the bathroom when a relaxing bath was in order.

Of course being Yankee the votive size burns for upto 15 hours so at £1.80 are an affordably way to try new fragrances or to buy scents to layer and burn together.

Have you any Yankee candle recommendations?   


Monday, 20 June 2016

Lifestyle - My birthday gifts

Topshop bag Asos gladiator sandals

Hey lovelies,
you may know it was recently my birthday, and not only did my hubby take me to Scotland for a few days, I was lucky enough to get some really lovely presents, that I thought I might briefly share with you lovely lot. First Up this amazing real leather across the body bag from Topshop, which has unfortunately sold out, so I can't link it for you but I would highly recommend Topshop for bags they are such good quality. Sticking with the theme of leather I also got these leather gladiator sandals from good old Asos, you know how much I love that site.....

tarte tartlette in bloom palette

soap & Glory anniversary tin

As you can see I was very spoilt  this year and got loads of cute gifts, how amazing is the Nutella recipe book, and the soap & glory tin is packed full of products I love, and do take a minute to bask in the beauty of the Tartlette in bloom palette from Tarte , my one true love..haha 
You can see my wearing the sandals and bag in my Birthday outfit post.

Will you be adding any of these bits to your birthday list?


Saturday, 18 June 2016

Lifestyle - say it with Flowercard

Hey lovelies,
Today I have something a little different for you, something I had never heard of, but is such a cute idea sending a Flowercard*, the concept is instead of sending a flower arrangement and card to a friend or loved one send a Flowercard, a small arrangement of flowers mounted inside a card with an added message of you're choice, genius right.

The one I have here is Painted Love* from the new Lisa Stickley range, I just love the soft pinks in this arrangement, but there are loads to choose from,  just add your message and who you want to send it to, then your personislised Flowercard is winging its way to your loved one, simple......

The flowercard comes beautifully packaged and with handy care instructions on how to keep the flowers fresh.

Lovely isn't it? and such a cool idea, if you are looking to send someone flowers maybe to wish them good luck or get well soon why not have a look at Flowercard.

Let me know if you check them out.....


Friday, 17 June 2016

Fashion - stripes in Glasgow

Topshop denim jacket and primark stripes

Hey lovelies,
as you may know if you follow me on Twitter and Instagram (which you totally should) I have recently been away to Glasgow with my hubby for a birthday trip, and I thought this a perfect opportunity to share a couple of outfit snaps with you, the first one Rock chick in Glasgow you guys seemed to like so here is my second.

Shirt - Primark, denim jacket - Topshop . handbag - Topshop 

As you know I love a stripe and this blue and white shirt from primark ticked all the boxes for me, And the totally lush leather Topshop bag is now on sale so defo check that out if you like the look of it.

Hope you liked my recent Scotland outfit posts let me know which one you like best in the comments,


Monday, 13 June 2016

Fashion - Rock Chic in Glasgow

Topshop Guns & Roses T-shirt and black washed denim jacket

Hey lovelies,
If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram you will know that last week my hubby took me to Scotland for a birthday getaway, I used this as an opportunity to of course hit up Topshop and buy a couple of bits, as soon as me and the girls walked in Norwich Topshop the beginning of last week, I new I had to have this Guns & Roses T- shirt it is right up my street I do like to try and look cool and rock chic like, haha and my hubby is G n R's biggest fan so it was fate, and clever old Topshop had this Black washed oversized denim jacket right near it and when I tried them on together the deal was done.

I totally love this outfit and will be wearing it loads in future, we had an awesome time away taking in loads of Glasgow's sights also visiting  Loch lomond which is stunning.

Let me know your thoughts on this outfit and keep your eyes peeled for my second Glasgow outfit.


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