You might have noticed that I'm moving away from solely being a beauty blog and have introduced some lifestyle, blogging tips and social media advice posts. I'm still totally passionate about beauty, but as I'm getting a bit older (far too close to 30 for my liking!) I'm finding it much more inspiring to write about other topics alongside beauty.
So just to show you guys I'm not giving up beauty blogging for good, I've decided to throw in a super special giveaway!
I've put together a unique little beauty box containing 21 products! Some of them are sample sizes, some are full size products. Some brands you will have heard of and some a quirky little brands that I adore but don't see many people talking about.
So, what can you win? Inside the box is:
I've got some exciting news. Mr Dollface and I have just bought our very first home, hooray! It's a brand new home, so we have been waiting for it to be built and we are so excited. Prepare to see lots of home related pics popping up on my twitter and Instagram soon, and you'll have already seen me planning the interiors on Pinterest!
Buying a home has not been an easy process and we've found that the people we've ended up dealing with tend to assume all buyers know what the process is. News flash: as first time buyers, we had no idea. Plus, our parents bought houses a long time ago and the process has changed since then.
I've decided to start an ad hoc post series all about buying your first home, what to expect and try and tell you some of the information that you might not know, and cut out all the jargon that completely threw us!
In this post, I'll be talking about some of the costs you're likely to come across (not including the ones you already know about such as the deposit). We had no idea about some of these fees and I wish we had been a little more prepared. Because we weren't made aware until the last minute, we didn't get a chance to do much price comparison or look into anything.
If we had been aware of them, we would have used ReallyMoving.com's easy cost of moving calculator and been a little more prepared!
So here's a few of the extra costs you can expect to encounter!
UEFA Euro 2016 kicks off tonight and whether you like football or not, you're not going to be able to avoid it. So while all your friends are watching the matches, cheering on the teams they picked out in their sweepstake (I got Northern Irleand, Ukraine and Spain FYI), you can impress them with these fun facts about the competition, teams and players of Euro 2016!
First of all, if you don't know how the competition works, let me give you a little run down so you don't get completely lost. 53 teams have been competing since September 2014 for a place in the tournament. 24 teams qualified for the tournament and will now play each other in the 'Group Stage'. The 24 teams are split into 6 groups of 4 teams who will all play each other in the matches that are starting now. The winners and runners up from each group, plus the three best third place teams will advance to the 'Round of 16' which is a knockout stage, so the loser of each game in this round will be out.
The winning 8 teams will go on to the quarter finals where there will be 4 matches. The 4 winning teams will move onto the semi finals, and the two winners of the stage will be the Euro 2016 finalists and compete for the trophy.
PHEW! So now you understand how the competition is going to work, let's get on to some fun Euro 2016 facts to impress you friends/boyfriend/cat with while you are watching! (Note: there are also some pictures of footballers that are quite nice to look at...)
I'm not entirely sure where this year seems to have disappeared to, but apparently it's June already. June is supposed to bring lots of things including the start of summer, although that's a little dubious at the moment. But one thing it definitely brings is Father's Day which, in case you don't know, is on June 19th this year.
I'm having a right palava with Father's day, because I'm moving house! So in order to make up for not being very available, I'm going to make sure I get my dad a really nice present, so I've been shopping around and thought I'd share a few of my favourite finds with you in this little gift guide!
The gorgeous folks at MakeupBrushes.co.uk sent me over some of their beautiful So Eco makeup brushes to try out and tell you all about. I've been big on finding the perfect makeup brushes and at the moment I'm using a mix of my Real Techniques and cheap makeup brushes from Amazon, but there's always room for more!
If you haven't heard of So Eco before, they are a range of eco friendly makeup brushes made from recycled, sustainable and eco friendly materials, even the packaging is bio-degradable, right down to the ink!
I've been trying out the Eye Shading brush, Foundation & Concealer duo brush, Eye duo brush and the Multi Tasking brush.
It doesn't matter whether you've been blogging for 5 weeks, 5 months or 5 years, at some point along the line, you'll fall out of love with you blog. But what do you do when this happens? Do you give up? Keep going even though you're not enjoying it and turn it into a chore? Neither of those options will do your blog any good.
I fall out of love with my blog ALL THE TIME and it could be for any number of reasons. Sometimes I don't have the time to blog as much as I'd like and so I don't like how slowly it progresses, sometimes I am annoyed that my photo's don't turn out how I wanted, or I get frustrated that only 5 people read a post that I was really proud of. But it's so important to get back to a place where you enjoy blogging and you're pleased with what you're doing.
So here's what I do when I fall out of love with my blog.
It's not impossible to put together an everyday makeup collection on a budget. You can still pack your makeup bag with base products, contouring kits, palettes to create a range of different looks and loads more without breaking the bank, so I thought I would show off my everyday makeup collection for less than £50.
It's not always about owning the best high end products, you can still have a great makeup collection that allows you to style some amazing looks and have some pennies to spare, so if you're on a budget, then this post is for you!