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Revisited: Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Medium Beige*

Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Medium Beige

At the beginning of September, I wrote a post about my first impressions of  Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Medium Beige as part of my alphabet blog challenge, giving my first impressions on this product.

In something I don't usually do, I am writing a 'revisited' post, so I can give you my thoughts after a few weeks of using the product regularly!

As I said in my first post, this product was sent to me by the lovely team at Chemist Direct who offer the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in several shades for the great price of £21.66!

Halloween Nail Water Decals from Sparkly-Nails*

Halloween Nail Water Decals from Sparkly-Nails

The lovely team from Sparkly-Nails have sent me another wonderful treat to tell you all about. Before, I have been lucky enough to try out their nail dotting tool and paints, as well as their nail gems!

This time, I have a Halloween themed set of nail water decals!

Halloween Nail Water Decals from Sparkly-Nails#

These halloween themed decals have some really cute designs to get your nails all prepped for October 31st!

Balancing a Busy Lifestyle

TimeableI’m a busy bee a lot of the time and often find myself having to juggle several things at once. I know I am certainly not the only one and wanted to share some of my hints and tips for balancing a busy lifestyle!

So, at the moment, I am juggling:
  • A full time job as a Marketing Executive
  • Studying for my diploma in Marketing Communications 
  • Obviously, my blog
  • Wedding planning (eeeeeek!)
  • & a pretty hectic family and social calendar
Most people turn around to me and say, “well why don’t you give something up?" Truth be told; I don’t want to, and why should I. Although I’m busy, it’s manageable and I always make sure I don’t run myself into the ground. Here’s how!


OOTD: Debra Chigwell Printed Dress

Debrat Chigwell printed dress
At the weekend, I headed up to Shropshire to celebrate my future father-in-law's 50th birthday!

I wanted something a little different so I could stand out a little bit and this dress was the perfect choice!

Amy Childs Perfume Review

Amy Childs Perfume

I know it's not a new fragrance, since it was released in 2012, but since it is one of the prizes in my October Competition, I thought I would write a little review of Amy Childs' perfume!

In it's cute little purple discoball-esque bottle with clear lid and a little heart shaped Amy Childs charm draped across it's neck, the bottle is really sweet and very party girl, perhaps giving you a little taste of the scent inside.

October Glossybox

October Glossybox

It's that time of the month again, where my monthly Glossybox arrives on my doorstep, full of lovely treats! This month, the box came with an autumnal theme of Dark Romance.

Here are the products I received:

Zebra & Pink Nail Art

Zebra and pink nail art tutorial
Alphabet Challenge - Z - Zebra & Pink Nail art tutorial

So I have finally made it to the final post in my alphabet challenge blog series, and what better way to end than with a cute nail design?! Here is my Zebra and Pink Nail Art Tutorial.

Here's what you will need for this nail art:

My favourite bloggers

Best UK bloggers
Alphabet Challenge - Y - You: My favourite bloggers

Here's the penultimate post in my alphabet challenge blog series. It's been fun but also difficult.

This is a bit of a different post for me, rather than focussing on the products, I'm thinking about the bloggers. I've come across so much blogger drama recently, luckily none that I have been embroiled in, but I've certainly witnessed it, and it's not very nice guys!

I've spent a while wondering what happened to the fun community, where people shared interests, chatted about their favourite products and made friends. Now, I can see bloggers acting afraid to post what they really think, because of how other people will react to it.


Post what you like, and that includes when you are commenting or tweeting, but switch your brain on. There is no need to be mean about another blogger and what they have written. They are entitled to their opinion, and if you don't agree, then so be it. Instead of heading up a bitchathon, why not take the time to write your own opinions in a post of your own, from an objective point of view. So what if you don't like the dress she wore in her OOTD post? She likes it so let it be. Perhaps she doesn't like the way you've styled your hair today? Everyone is different.

So, as inspired by a fellow blogger

Xtra Special Giveaway

Prairie Charms
Alphabet Challenge - X - Xtra Special Giveaway

We are almost at the end of my alphabet challenge blog post series, so I thought the best way to celebrate would be with an ‘xtra special giveaway! (See what I did there?)

This giveaway has a little bit of a twist! I have 3 prizes up for grabs and you can choose which prize you would like!

As per my usual giveaways, the more activities you complete, the more entries you can get! If you select more than one prize, your entries will be split for the draw.

For example:

If you pick all three prizes and complete activities to gain 30 entries, you will get 10 entries for each prize.

If you select one prize and complete activities to gain 30 entries, you will get 30 entries for that prize!

The prizes are as follows:

Wedding Guest Outfit feat. Debra Chigwell

Wedding guest outfit
Alphabet Challenge - W - Wedding guest outfit.

Okay, so forgive me that my alphabet challenge blog series has over run into October which was not intentional but September became so hectic that it became difficult to fit everything in! Along with all of that, I had my fiance's sister's wedding to attend this weekend, and that means time for a gorgeous outfit!

This navy dress is from Debra Chigwell. If you are a regular here, you will have seen an announcement in my previous posts that I do now blog for Debra over on here site.

Click here to check out the Debra Chigwell blog!

I couldn't help showing off one of her lovely dresses at the wedding, so I picked Debra Chigwell's Smart Navy Bow Dress. It has a deep V neck, that leads down to a large ruffled bow across the middle of the dress.