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Don’t Panic! Last Minute Online Gift Ideas

As of last year, Teddy's first Christmas, our family have made the policy that we don't buy anything for anyone other than Teddy at Christmas, meaning we don't have a lot to worry about when it comes to forgetting presents.  Christmas is pretty stressful as it is, yet it can be made much worse when you realise you've forgotten a present for someone, so I thought I'd put together a few ideas on things you can purchase as last minute gifts, most of[...]

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The Great Big Beauty Lover’s Stocking Filler Post

Rather than break down stocking filler ideas into a series of posts, I thought I'd put together a comprehensive list of some ideas that I think make for great stocking fillers.  I've got 8 categories in total, so without further ado, let's crack on! Make-up - Budget  Budget make-up is probably the easiest way to please a beauty lover with regards to stocking fillers as there are so many great options available.  You can go the traditional[...]

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Stocking Filler Beauty Gift Sets

This post is mostly an add-on to the main stocking filler post I'll be publishing shortly, but I thought it was worth writing up as I've come across a few Christmas sets that I think would work really well broken down into several gifts to be used as stocking fillers.  Not only is this a great way to save time, it also saves money as you tend to make decent savings on Christmas sets, with the collections usually being of decent quality, so it's w[...]

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12 Gifts of Christmas: Aromatherapy Associates Bath Jewels

Some of you may know that I should be moving shortly (it's been going on for months so I blimin' hope it is soon!) and I'll finally have access to a bath again.  I live in a property that has a wet room with a shower, so other than on holidays I haven't had a bath at home for 10 years, therefore I CANNOT WAIT to move somewhere with a bath, and the first thing I'll do is use the beautiful oils contained in this Christmas gift set. The Aroma[...]

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12 Days of Christmas 2014: Boots No7 Eye Shadow Palette

Last year I put together a 12 Days of Christmas series to showcase 12 of my favourite Christmas gifts and I've decided to do the same again this year! It's just over 6 weeks until the big day, so even though it feels like it's ages away it's actually pretty close.  Therefore I thought I'd better crack on and make a start with this gorgeous palette from No7. When I saw the Boots No7 Eye Shadow Palette at the press show I thought it was beau[...]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…(picture heavy)

I've got in trouble before for mentioning the "C" word (CHRISTMAS) too early on this blog, but it's a tricky one as we all get to hear about a lot of the incoming Christmas releases in July when they're first announced, and obviously the first thing I want to do is share the releases I'm most excited about with you lot, but then again I totally get why you don't want to be reading about Christmas whilst it's 100 degrees outside and you're planning[...]

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Pantene Breakage Defence Range

I believe our body builds up a tolerance to things such as hair and facial care which is why it's important to mix things up every now and again.  I'm religious about this approach to hair products as I think using the same shampoo and conditioner every wash makes hair complacent, if that makes sense.  Every 4-6 washes I use a different shampoo and conditioner set and I always try and have a few sets around to work through.  The Pantene Breakag[...]

Quick Pampering for Mums on the Go

Since the arrival of my son Teddy, I’ve had to become a lot more organised with my pampering sessions as I rarely have longer than an hour to get everything done, so I’ve had to come up with lots of quick and easy ways to keep my face, fingers and toes in good condition within a very limited time-frame.  If you can find yourself an hour, here’s how I’d go about maximising your pamper time to its full potential: 1.  For my facial, I’l[...]

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Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara

Mascaras have become quite 'samey' lately, with the idea being that everyone wants gigantic, long, spidery lashes with that wow factor, and consequently the mascaras are designed to deliver (or at least try...) as much oomph as possible.  I love a big lash just as much as the next person, but lately I've been enjoying very gentle, easy make-up looks that just add a bit of a lift and definition, which is what I think the Clinique Lash Power Feathe[...]

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Easter Beauty Deals and Promotions

Happy Easter everyone! It’s Teddy’s first Easter but I’m fairly confident he has no idea that today is any different to any other day, especially as he’s not yet ready for solids.  However, it’s still a year of firsts for us so it’s nice for me to have an awareness of it, even if it’s just me! As usual with Easter, there’s a selection of decent codes and promotions to save a few quid on beauty buys, so here’s a look at my favour[...]

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L’Oreal Miss Denim Collection

Last week I attended an event for the awesome Miss Denim collection which is soon to launch from L'Oreal.  The collection consists of 4 new nail polishes, 4 new lip products and most excitingly (for me!) 2 new shades of the Perfect Slim Super Liner.   The focus of the collection - as the name suggests - is denim themed, so the polishes are a sandy texture in either literal denim shades or brights that work well with denim. The four new[...]