Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Top 5 Christmas Party Lipsticks

Another 'Top 5' post for you today; I'm massively on the Christmas Party hype now as the big day draws nearer and so I thought I'd share some of my favourite pieces for getting party ready. Today is my top 5 Christmas / New Years Party Lipsticks and I have to say I am obsessed with every colour on this list. I'm big on bright colours for a night out and I think this selection really shows that off. I mean who wants to go out without lipstick on? To me it definitely finishes off a look and makes me feel so much sexier than when I'm not wearing it. 

From the bottom up (on the arm of swatches) and from left to write (in my oh so gorgeous lipstick arrangement) first up is a MAC Lipstick. I don't know why any of you would have thought the first wouldn't be one from MAC to be honest. Lady Danger is my weapon of choice for a killer look on a night out. If I'm going for a subtle (yet still smokey) eye, then Lady D is always the first lippie I grab when gearing up. It's such a gorgeous Red and so easy to apply (unlike a lot of Matte Red's). It's such a great colour and I always find myself coming back to it time and time again. Next up is Hue, another of my MAC favourites (as you can probably tell by the size of the bullet) this baby is almost done for and definitely has been well loved. I'm pretty sure Hue was one of the first MAC Lipsticks I purchased back in the day and I actually have already brought a replacement for this one as I love it so much. It's a lovely nude colour which I find always works really well with some seriously over-dramatic eye makeup. 

Lipstick Number 3 is a beautiful Clarins number. This is the Joli rouge Lipstick in Joli Rouge (you can read my review of these in my Joli rouge Lipstick collection post) and it's a beautifully creamy deep post box red. I really like this as it's more of a 'true' red than Lady Danger which can look a little more orange-y. The Joli rouge lipsticks are some of my favourite aside from MAC as they're so soft and hydrating and are literally just so nice on even chapped lips. Number 4 on my Top 5 for Christmas Parties is MAC's Rebel. A lipstick that I never thought I'd buy let alone absolutely adore. It's a lovely deep berry/ purple and is so much more wearable than I ever dreamt. I love to wear this with a more vampy look and to spice up my evening makeup! 

Last but not least is this Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Tawny Rose a major dupe (or in my opinion slightly better than) of MAC's Velvet Teddy, the colours are so similar and yet I think the formulation of this lipstick is so much nicer. I described my full love for this and the similarities between the two in my Clarins Autumn Makeup Post. I love this lipstick so much and it's perfect for a more subdued makeup look for an evening out, yet a little more in your face than Hue is! 

What are your Top 5 Party Lipsticks? Do you agree with any of my favourites?


Thursday, 17 December 2015

An Evening with La Redoute

Saturday before last, after the #LeedsXmasMeet in Leeds (funny that) I made my way along to the La Redoute Bloggers Christmas Party with a couple of other blogger babes in tow. Walking into the room a little early we took the opportunity to sneak in a couple of cheeky pictures before anyone else arrived and managed to snag a couple of looks through the collections that were on show. The night kicked off quickly with lots more bloggers coming in from the rain and the lights being dimmed ready to get everyone into the party mood! Of course I had to pick up a cheeky Long Island Iced Tea and grab myself a bag of pick'n'mix before beginning to mingle with my girls Melody & Jess! The night was such a lovely get together with some old (and new) blogging friends celebrating La Redoute's Christmas party wear. Being my first Blogger Christmas Party it was so much fun to be able to go to an event where we didn't have information constantly thrown at us. As much as I love going to brand events, it was nice to actually have fun and be able to relax!

About an hour into the event we were all stood around ready for a speech from Lauren (the loveliest PR you ever will meet) where we were all told that we could try on any items we liked and take home our favourite! Of course we were so surprised by this and couldn't wait to get trying on. At this point I have to say I was actually quite disappointed at how much of a frenzy it became; there were bloggers that were pushing their way to the racks to grab the item they wanted to take home and it was sad to see. I personally took this time to have a bit more of a chat with Lauren and learn a bit more about the brand, even though I'd been invited to the event, I hadn't actually ever heard of the brand before and it was nice to talk to someone very in-the-know! When it finally came around to me picking out the outfit I'd like to take home I decided to go for something out of my usual comfort zone. Now, I have to admit that when I was imagining what this event would be like, I definitely did not envision getting half-naked in the boys toilets with several other blogging babes! It was an experience, I'll tell you that! I absolutely fell in love with the jumpsuit that I tried on (yes, a jumpsuit!!) and I feel so lucky that it was available to take with me there and then. Being gifted a whole outfit is so generous of La Redoute and something that I know a lot of brands are quite scared to do at an event like this.

Unfortunately I don't have a picture of me in this gorgeous jumpsuit just yet because I'm not going to lie, I wore it out to my work's Christmas party last weekend and I got far too drunk to take any decent photos in it ad its now in the wash! It will be up on the blog soon though so keep an eye out for an outfit post! In the mean time you can take a look at it on La Redoute's website. Thank you so much to Lauren and all of the other lovely ladies at La Redoute for the invitation and such a great party, I can't wait to see more of the collections in the future!


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Top 5 Party Perfect Fragrances

As a beauty blogger I have quite the extensive collection of makeup, beauty, skincare and of course (my favourite) fragrances. I've been collecting fragrances for quite some time now and I have to admit that my collection is actually a little bit embarrassing. I have something silly like 25 different bottles of fragrance and have had to stop myself from buying anymore recently and I can tell you now that stopping myself from buying some new beauties such as Marc Jacob's new scent (which totally smells like Palma Violets) is heart breaking. But, I guess it is saving my pennies too! For this post I thought I would share my favourite few for going out in, in a Top 5 Party Perfect Fragrances post. I hope you enjoy!

Favourite number one is  probably my all-time favourite. Lady Gaga's 'Fame' has been my go-to perfume since it came out and to this day I still absolutely love it for an every day scent as well as for going out. I've recommended this perfume more times than I can count and as soon as this bottle is empty I'll definitely be re-purchasing it again and again! It has such a gorgeous musky scent (I'm really bad at describing fragrances so just hang in their with me) and the black colouring really intrigues me. I am obsessed with this perfume and so it's definitely at the top of my Top 5 Party Perfect Fragrances list!

This beautifully big bottle of liquid scent was a Christmas present from Jordan's Mum last year and I've been loving this more and more every time I go out. This is the kind of signature scent that I like to keep for when I'm going out and it's definitely one of my favourites. It's such a grown up scent and yet still got some gorgeous citrusy top notes. It's the kind of scent that I wouldn't usually buy for myself but I am so so glad I've been given as it's just beautiful and perfect for a night out!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream is another all-time favourite. Again, this one was a gift for my birthday last year from my Auntie and it's another that I save for special occasions. Marc Jacobs is a brand that everyone knows and loves. As far as fragrances go their always on the top of my wish list along with many other girls my age and beauty bloggers alike. Daisy Dream is a real fruity scent and so light and easy to wear and it was so easy to put into my top 5.

As you can see, Prada Candy is a very loved perfume in my house. I am actually very very sad that this bottle has probably only a few more spritz left in it. It's literally the nicest perfume ever and so perfect that when I was given this for Christmas two years ago (I think) I went a bit mad with wearing this and left myself very little to wear now. It makes me so so sad. If I ever lift my Perfume spending ban, this one is definitely up there on my list of first to buy! Again this is a bit of a musky, citrusy scent (as you can tell it's the kind of scent that I love) and it's just really flirty and sweet and gorgeous for a night out for cocktails! 

Last but not least is One Direction's 'That Moment' perfume and please do not hate me for including this but it just smells so freaking good! I am not really a fan of tacky looking Celebrity perfumes but this one was something that I just could not say no to. I actually bought one of these for my Niece for Christmas and couldn't help but pick one up for myself too. They were recently selling really cheap in my local Boots store and I just had to do it. It smells so sweet and in my opinion it's not too dissimilar from the new Marc Jacobs Decadence perfume. I actually really love it at the moment and for a spritz on a night out you can't really go too wrong!

All of the prices shown in the photos are based on a 50ml bottle (not always show in the photos). What perfumes are you loving lately that you think are perfect for a night out?


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Staying Hairless for Winter | Nair Nourish Wax Strips

Second in my hair removal series comes from a brand that I've featured on quite a bit since I started up over two years ago. And today I'm talking about waxing! I have to say, the word 'wax' scares me a little bit shitless if I'm completely honest. Apart from my brows, I've never had anything else waxed and after only hearing horror stories and I've dreaded the day I'd get any other part of my body waxed. Having recently been contacted by a PR company on behalf of Nair I thought it was about time I gave up the fear and got stuck in with a bit of leg waxing (you can forget bikini line completely!). I was very kindly sent a box of their new Nouris Japanese Cherry Blossom 7 in 1 Body Wax Strips* and Facial Wax Strips* to try. I started off by gently pulling apart one of the body was strips (no rubbing to warm up needed here) and folded over one half as the instructions told me to keep it fresh. I placed one firmly onto my leg and braced myself as Jordan got ready to have the time of his life, ripping it off of my leg (in the direction that the hairs grow of course!). My leg was actually left really smooth and I was quite surprised at how lovely it felt. It didn't feel dry like I thought it would and I was actually really happy with the results. However, regardless of how impressed I was with my one very smooth leg, I just don't think waxing is for me. I sadly had to resort to other means to de-hair my other leg as I just couldn't bare the pain for the second leg (let alone thinking about waxing anywhere else). Anyone who tells you that waxing isn't a little bit painful is not your friend. It hurts like a mother f*cker! I have to admit I am a massive baby when it comes to my pain threshold so these might actually be perfectly fine for every other normal person but for me, these are not. I absolutely love these strips and think they're actually amazing for hair removal (which is good since it's kind of their job), but I just wish they hurt me and my sensitive legs less! 

Have you ever tried home waxing strips before? What's your stance on the pain of waxing? Are you a baby like me?


Monday, 7 December 2015

How I Style Knee High Boots

For the past couple of months I have wanted to try a pair of knee high boots so much. Like, I don't really think you understand how much I've wanted to get a pair. I've tried on a couple and have just always thought I've been too short for them, so when a pair of gorgeous suede, wedge, knee high boots were delivered to me a couple of weeks ago I was so happy! These Valerie Wedge Heel Long Boots* from Online Avenue (courtesy of Etail PR) are literally the perfect boots for me. I think because I am short a small heel like this is really good for everyday wear, because that's what I want in a boot like this; I'm not going to be able to wear some cracking heels all day now am I? I love the fact that these boots are suede too, they're so up my street and I can't believe how comfortable they actually are.

I struggled pairing these with an outfit to begin with but I'm really happy with how my look ended up.  I decided to pair these boots with some black tights (not as sheer as I'd like them to be for some definition between them and my boots), a sleeveless roll neck grey knit dress, a Leather-look jacket with faux fur collar and my black Carvela over the shoulder bag (complete with pompom charm). I absolutely love this outfit and can't wait to wear it more often. As I've mentioned many of times, I'm constantly trying to improve my style and create a more mature and fashionable wardrobe for myself and I think these boots are going to become such a staple for me. I definitely think every girl should have a pair of knee high boots in their collection and for me these have just been ideal. Online Avenue have some great shoes in at the moment at such great prices that are literally so affordable so make sure you go and check them out!

What are your thoughts on knee high boots? Let me know in the comments!


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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Sequins & Sparkle | Getting NYE Ready!

It's December now and in the world of fashion it probably only means one thing and that is Dresses perfect for New Years Eve! I literally struggle to find the perfect dress for NYE every year and due to not being able to get out to the shops (and being bothered trying them on) I absolutely rely on online shopping. One of my favourite places to shop online (especially for pretty dresses) is I've been a massive fan of BooHoo for a couple of years now and can always rely on them for amazing fashion at such affordable prices. I am however, always a little scared to take the leap with some of the items on their site and just never have the guts to buy one. I'm so scared I won't be able to pull off some of their items. Even though their returns are super amazing and so so easy to complete, I can never be bothered and always play safe. However when asked me if I'd like to pick a Party Dress of my choice for this years Festive season I couldn't help but go for something outside of my comfort zone and my god, I am so happy I did! I absolutely love this Nadia Sequin Plunge dress* and cannot wait to wear it to my work's Christmas Party next week and out for NYE! It's so comfortable, true to size and the perfect amount of sparkly for an xmas do! I really like the plunge neck line and think it's just the right amount of sexy to still get away with it at work event as well as out with my friends! I highly recommend taking a peek at the Boohoo Party Dress section for your Events this year if you're needing a new outfit. Boohoo are a very well trusted brand and they definitely don't disappoint when it comes to Party Dresses!

Do you like stepping out of your comfort zone at this time of year?
Make sure if you wear a Boohoo dress out this New Year's to use the Hashtag #WeAreFamily



Thursday, 3 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide for Him

This one isn't going to be as long as my Christmas Gift Guide for Her I promise! My gift guide for Him this year is a little gift guide that covers most of the spending spectrum in more expensive and slightly more affordable gifts for the men in your life. I've struggled quite a bit to get gifts for the men in my life this year and so I'm hoping that this little gift guide will at least give you an idea of what to get for yours!

A good quality hip flask and holder like this is a great gift and I think that this is such a nice gift for the older men in your life. I'm actually going to be getting this one engraved and I'm going to give it to my Grandad as a joint Christmas / 80th birthday present later this month. I think it's a really thoughtful touch to get something like this engraved, Swig actually do offer an engraving service on their website so it's definitely something to think about when you are ordering.

I think we all know how much I love Daniel Wellington. A watch from Daniel Wellington is such a classic timepiece and makes such a lovely gift. One of my closest friends actually received this watch for his birthday a couple of weeks ago and loves it, which makes me think again that it is just such a good gift. I also love that Daniel Wellington are offering free Christmas Gift Wrapping on all orders, it's such a cute box and just looks so Christmassy!

For something a little more affordable, I think The Real Shaving Company's 1-2-3 process is perfect for a man that likes his grooming. You can actually mix and match this set as they're sold individually and are a range of different types of each step. Which is great if you've got a man that prefers a shaving gel instead of a shaving cream. I've already let Jordan use these and he loves them; for such an inexpensive set its a really great gift for Christmas. 

I've written a full review of these Clarins' Men Skincare products so make sure you go and take a look at that before you make any big decisions but I have to say Jordan absolutely swears by these products. As I said in that review they're the kind of products that for some guys they wouldn't go out and buy themselves so they make the perfect Christmas gifts. My rule is that anything you would like (and don't need) but wouldn't normally spend the money on yourself is the best kind of present. Clarins do some great gift sets for Men too, so take a look at the gift selection they have to see what's best for you. They range in price and size so are really good for all kinds of budgets. 

Boss The Scent - £42.50, Boots

I bought this one for Jordan for his Birthday in November and he absolutely loved it. Hugo Boss is one of those brands that I think is always a good pick for men; it's one that I think because of the adverts all guys think they'll be that guy from Divergent when they wear it. I bought this because Jordan loves Hugo Boss and I actually really liked the smell of it myself. I definitely wouldn't ever buy Jordan something I don't like! I think this is a great idea for a gift (as Fragrance always is) and at £40 it doesn't break the bank either - perfect!

Versace Man Eau Fraiche - £52.50, Boots

Another one that Jordan was given for his Birthday, this Versace fragrance is a little more expensive but another great scent for a Christmas gift. I think any fragrance with a designer name attached to it usually is a safe bet for a gift. Again, it's usually something that a person (especially a guy) wouldn't buy for themselves so it's usually always a great pick! This is another scent that he loves and I've even been thinking of getting something like this for my Dad for Christmas now!

There we go, not as long as my Christmas Gift Guide for Her but hopefully this has still given you some ideas for the Men in your life! I'd love to know if you have any more ideas for what to get for them this Christmas.



Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide for Her 2015

I think today might be a bit of a long one guys so grab a cuppa and sit down with your pen and paper at the ready - It's time for my Christmas Gift Guides again! Today's is the biggest I've ever done and it's all about the females in your life. I've got gifts here for Mum's, Sister's, Aunties and your bestest of friends so I'm going to just jump straight in and get started!

London Retro Keaton Sunglasses* - £55, Sunglasses Shop. 

I absolutely love these Sunglasses, so much so that I'm being a bit naughty and not actually giving these to anyone but myself this Christmas. I love the shape of these and how they're a pretty good dupe for the Dior sunglasses at such a fraction of the price.

Get 15% off this gorgeous watch and anything else on the website with my code 'BekylouDW' until January 15th 2016! As you may have seen on my blog recently I'm a massive fan of Daniel Wellington and this watch is just perfect for a little lady in your life. If my sister was a lover of watches then this one would definitely be for her! 

Glamoriser Free-Styler Cordless Straighteners* - £69.99, Boots - currently on offer for £49.99!

I honestly think these are the best invention since sliced bread. The handiest pair of little straighteners ever; you charge them up and can take them anywhere... I've even got a friend who uses hers on the train on the way to work, such a good idea! These are currently on offer at Boots and have £20 off so grab them before it's gone. 

I featured these three Superdry products in my recent Winter Warmers post . I absolutely love Superdry for winter accessories and these are no exception. This scarf is super long and is great for anyone who loves to stay snug and warm during the cold winter months. Along with the matching Beanie and mittens I think they are a great gift either together as a bundle or individually and would make anyone you give them to smile ear from ear this Christmas. I'm going to being gifting this scarf to my Mum as she's a massive advocate of wrapping up warm when she's out and about and I think she'll absolutely love it! Superdry have lots more winter accessories for sale so make sure you pop online or in store to see what else they have to offer, you won't be disappointed! 

The Perfect Party Glow set by Vita Liberata is the perfect set for the Christmas Party Season it has everything you need for a party ready glow including Medium or Dark Lotion Tan, a small tanning mitt (absent from this photo as it's a bit dirty from use oops), a mini Trystal Self Tanning Bronzer powder and the softest Kabuki brush you will ever feel. This kit is great for an all over glow (face and body) and will be perfect for the tanning lovers of your family / friends. 

The perfect gift for all of the Mummy's out there. This is such a great relaxation gift and perfect for a warm bubble bath kind of pamper evening. The fragrance of these products are so nice to get you in a calming mood! Neal's Yard Remedies have a really good selection of gift sets this year that have a selection of different scents for every lady that loves different things - which I would know as my mum is SO picky with what she likes and does't like! 

No7 Star Bauble* - £6 / 3for2, Boots

I love gifts like these that you can hang on the tree, as much as Jordan doesn't allow it in our house (boo), I think they're perfect for little Christmas Eve gifts (is that really a thing?) that are easy to open  and just a little something before the big day. No7 are a brand I've loved for quite some time now and with this gift you get a gorgeous Christmas Party Ready nail varnish, they have so many other great gifts available too so make sure you get over to Boots and take advantage of all of the gifts in the 3for2 range!

Another gift-in-a-bauble and this time it's socks and who doesn't need socks at Christmas? These cute little things are available in a range of different colours and characters and I just think they're perfect for stocking fillers. Next are so good for cute gifts like this and their stocking filler selection this year is just great! I love the lettered candles too, so perfect for a personalised easy gift. 

Benefit Stocking Filliers -£15, Boots

I actually think you can only get this in store (I haven't had much luck finding it online) but this is one of my favourite stocking filler gifts yet. This year Boots and Benefit have created a mini stocking and beauty mini's all for £15. You can pick any 4 of your favourite Benefit mini's to pop into this super cute pink stocking. It's such a great idea for introducing friends into the world of Benefit and I'm definitely going to be popping back in to get some more of these soon. They're actually really decent size mini's too! 

Seventeen have got a lot of great gift sets out at the moment and this eye crayon gift set is one of my favourites. It's perfect for all kinds of eye looks and the crayons are chunky so give a great colour pay off with a smokey look that's ready for any Christmas / New Years Eve party! Seventeen is a brand that I think can get overlooked sometimes but with their Christmas Gift sets this year I think you'd be silly to ignore them as a strong contender for present ideas. Check them out at Boots on 3for2! 

New CID Cosmetics are a brand that I've recently featured on my blog; I love their products and that doesn't stop at their Christmas gift sets! They have some really great value sets available on their website ready for Christmas and their Lip gloss collection is definitely one of them. I love these because not only do they have a super soft applicator, they also have a mirror and light on the tube, such a great idea!

You may have seen me write about Clarins (quite a lot) before. They're one of my favourite brands and such a go-to when I'm recommending people to new makeup. If you want a full review of these two products then take a peek at my Clarins Garden Escape Spring Collection post for more details, but for now let me just tell you that a gift from Clarins is always going to be something that any girl will appreciate. There's something for everyone when it comes to Clarins! 

Sleek 24K Gold Collection* - £25 or individually from £4.99, Boots

I was recently invited down to London for the launch party of this amazing collection and I have to say it's one of the best that Sleek have come out with so far! I love the collection so much and think it would be a great gift for any budding makeup artist or even a sister that just loves to play around with her makeup. Sleek produce really amazing pigmentation in their products and this collection is no exception. You can find Sleek Makeup in 

A personal favourite of mine and perfect for anyone seriously obsessed with makeup and beauty, the latest addition to the Urban Decay Naked palette family is the best by far and a great Christmas gift. A little more on the pricey side compared to some of the other beauty products in this gift guide, but an absolute must if you're trying to think of a present for someone who has everything beauty wise... Although, you should probably check they don't already have one of these first!

I was given this for my birthday last year and haven't stopped using it since. I love all Marc Jacobs scenes (especially his new one) but this one has been a favourite of mine for quite some time now. I've always thought a fragrance is a the perfect gift for a birthday or Christmas and Marc Jacobs is one of those signature names that everyone can count on being a great scent. I think Daisy Dream is one that's just right for any girl in her teens or twenties! 

This one is one for the Mum's out there. This perfume has some really gorgeous musky tones to it along with vanilla and patchouli which really stand out on this Passion edition of the iconic Angel perfume. I think this scent is a bit too grown up for me so this one will be going to my Mum for Christmas this year which i know she'll be absolutely thrilled about. You definitely can't go wrong with a fragrance from Thierry Mugler!

Candles are always something I like to give as Christmas presents, they're a great gift for anyone as long as you manage to get a scent that that person will like. I'm a huge fan of scented candles and a couple of perfect mini candles I think would be great for presents come from Amara this year. The Amara Mini Orange and Clove scented candle could possibly be in the running for my new favourite candle, it's got such an amazing zesty scent to it and smells absolutely incredible when it burns. It's such a classy looking candle too, don't you think? My second choice from Amara is this Mini Maison candle from Voluspa in Visions of Sugarplum, a sickly sweet scent that would be perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth! 

Cafe De Bain Shower and Bath Cremes* - £2.99 each, Superdrug

Every stocking needs some indulgent bath/shower products (as my Nan loves to exercise each year by giving me shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste, all of the basics)! For some cheap and cheerful, yet very luxurious stocking fillers this year my favourites have to be from Cafe De Bain, available in Superdrug. These products smell SO good and lather so well under water. The two that I was kindly sent for this post are in Coconut Macaroon and make me smell so tasty all day after I've had my bath or shower! Honestly, I think these products are under-priced for how good they are, so I'd definitely snap them up before everyone else realises how nice they are too! 

Sweet Ease Waxing Kits* - £3.99/£4.99, Superdrug

Not the most conventional of all gifts, the Sweet Ease Waxing kits that are now available in Superdrug are such an easy gift for teen girls this Christmas. I really love the easy packets that these come in and think that they're such a good idea for girls that love to wax at home. Each pack comes with a little demo/how-to card telling you exactly how to use each type of strips and make it fool proof to de-hair at home (if you're not a massive baby like me that is). I think these are a sweet idea for someone you know well.

Whoa.. that was long! Congratulations if you've made it this far and have read to the end. I've been incredibly lucky this year to have had the majority of this post gifted to me for this gift guide and just want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has sent something over. I can't wait to get out Christmas shopping (yes I've left it quite late this year) and pick up a couple things for my friends and family that I know they'll love. I really hope that this gift guide has been helpful to you all and given you at least one idea for gifts this year! Don't forget to come back on Thursday for my (much shorter) Christmas Gift guide for Him! 



Sunday, 29 November 2015

Christmas Wishlist 2015

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For my Christmas wish list this year I wanted to try and step away from the beauty (a little bit, I couldn't help but put a few bits in) and I wanted to focus on more staple pieces that I wouldn't ever really buy myself. To me, a Christmas gift should be something you want not need and should be something that you wouldn't just pop out and buy yourself on payday. All of the items above (minus a couple that I just really want) are pieces that I'd class as luxuries. Basically as much as I really want them and could save up and buy them, I'd probably never actually do it... Living away from my parents has definitely made me realise the value of money more than ever! Like, seriously, how expensive is washing detergent?! It's not as if you get to use it much either because it's gone in like two weeks!! So with that in mind, please find the links below to my Christmas wish list 2015!

Madison Ankle Boots Black - Jones Bookmakers - £110  £80
Star Shine Ring - Pandora - £90
Daria Continenetal Wallet - Mulberry - £295
Orange Blossom Home Candle - Jo Malone - £42
Powder & Sculpt Brush - Charlotte Tlbury - £35
Black Angel Purse - Vivenne Westwood - £145
Lip Wardrobe Kissing - Charlotte Tilbury - £220
Frosted Grey Boots - Next - £12
Ambient Lighting Palette - Hourglass - £65
Knee Length Boots - Jones Bookmaker - £130 £110

What are you wishing for this Christmas?

*This post contains a paid for mention


Friday, 27 November 2015

Blo Blow Dry Bar Covent Garden

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When I popped down to London last week to attend the Next Blogger Network event I was also invited down to Blo Blow Dry Bar in Covent Garden by the lovely ladies there to have my hair washed, blow dried and styled before the event. It was the perfect opportunity to get my hair 'event ready' before I made my way over to the Soho Hotel. I've never been to Covent Garden before and so when it came to arriving on the day I was a little bit too excited by the cute shops and Christmas decorations that were already dressing the streets. Luckily for my bank account I had arrived at around half past eight, just as the shops were preparing to open so I didn't get a chance to look around properly! I arrived for my appointment a little early and was greeted with an offer of tea/coffee and a croissant as I sat down to pick the hairstyle I wanted to rock for the awards from their Blo Menu! I opted for a slightly messy Fish Tail Braid as it's something that I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do myself! 

Next it was time to sit back and relax as I had my hair washed and my scalp lightly massaged. It was definitely the best way to start a busy day in London and after staying at a friends house where I had to get up early it was nice to have a good deep clean of my hair to wake me up properly. My hair was then blow dried and straightened off a bit before styling it exactly as I wanted. It was so nice to be pampered and have my hair treated in such a lovely way and it was really nice to chat nothing but hair care during my appointment. The really lovely lady who took care of me (I feel so bad that I can't remember her name) gave me lots of advice and tips and tricks on how to look after my hair and keep it in tip-top shape. It was great to find out where I was going wrong, what I could do better and how exactly to keep my ombre looking its best. I had a really great experience at Blo Blow Dry Bar and I'm really looking forward to the next time I'm able to get down there and in for an appointment. I loved the little salon and the way the appointment made me feel after, it's such a relaxing place and I think it would be perfect to stop off here for a little pamper as you're out and about shopping! 

Have you ever been to a Blo Blow dry bar before? What would you say was your ultimate pamper session? Don't forget to check out their website to see what else they have available! 

*This appointment was gifted to me free of charge by Blo Blow Dry Bars

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