GIFT GUIDE: MOTHERS DAY GIFT IDEAS


Mothers Day 2017 - Sunday 26th March 

With Mothers Day just around the corner I thought today i'd share some Mothers Day gift ideas!

I don't know about you but my mom is pretty amazing, and I always go a little over the top when Mothers Day arrives. Here's some really cool gift ideas that you can get your mom this year. 

How gorgeous are these Ted Baker Rose Gold Earrings *from Amara. I think they are stunning and would make the perfect gift for Mothers Day, They come with a little pouch and a Ted Baker Gift box which makes it look really special and they are only £25 which I think is a great price. This Scarf from Joules * also available at Amara is just gorgeous, it's so so soft and the colours are lovely. It's a really lovely scarf, my mom loves a good scarf and these are perfect for this transitional period between winter and spring where its a bit chilly outside so you want a thin scarf just to keep the cold out. You really can't go wrong with flowers, whether you pick some up from the local supermarket or have them delivered from a florist they can make a wonderful gift. My mom loves Lillies they are her favourite and purple is her favourite colour so these are perfect. 

My mom has recently started using make up brushes and has been quizzing myself and my sister on how we apply our make up so some new make up brushes would be the perfect gift this mothers day. These Body Shop* ones are so lovely. The bristles are so lovely and soft and they are so easy to use. They look great and are really affordable too. I've also included a couple of other brushes below. I really like the Look Good Feel Better Brushes and this blusher brush* looks amazing. The bristles are so soft and fluffy!! I also thought i'd mention this Soeco stippling brush* as I really like the Soeco brushes they look fab, i've recently spotted them in my local Bodycare and they are really good value for money. 

Why not get your mom some new skincare bits. I love Liz Earle and use their skincare everyday and I know my mom would love to add some Liz Earle bits to her routine. This is the Liz Earle Glow Getters collection.* For £29 you get the Hot Cloth Cleanser ( MY FAVE) and a gentle face exfoliator and a deep cleansing mask along with 2 Pure Cotton cloths. It's such a good price and comes in this gorgeous gift box which is designed by Jessica Tibbits.

How cute is this Mothers Day soap from The English Soap Company*, it's a really lovely gift. It smells so so good!! How cute is this gift set from The Pretty Little Treat Company. This is their Pretty Little Treasures Gift set *which contains really cute little products such as an Eye Gel, a Lip Balm, a Hand Cream and bath milk. The gift box is so pretty and the packging on the products has angels on and Clints mom loves Angels so she's going to be so excited to recieve this on Mothers Day. 

If your looking for something a little more on the pricey side you could treat your mom to a bottle of perfume, this Tiziana Terenzi Fragrance * is avaliable at Harvey Nichols and is a woody, spicy oriental scent. It's really strong and has top notes of Bergamot and Red Currant. The bottle and the packaging is gorgeous and so luxurious and would make a lovely addition to any moms dressing table. 

You really can't go wrong with a scented candle and my favourites are the Neom Travel Size candles. I love Tranquility and Happiness, they are my favourite scents. They retail for about £16 and smell amazing! 

How cool is this Scrabble Light from Red Candy*! You use the stickers to spell out different words, they would be so much fun especially to personalise for different occasions. They light up from the mains and the stickers are reusable so you can change them all the time to say different things. I think these would be amazing in a nursery or kids room aswell as in a main room. 

I hope you enjoyed my Gift Guide and I gave you some inspiration for Mothers Day. Even if you can't afford to buy your mom something get her a card and show her that you are thankful for everything she does for you. 













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REVIEW: PEBBLE GREY VANITY MIRROR



I've been using the Pebble Grey Elko Vanity Mirror for a few months now and never got round to featuring it on my blog. I thought i'd share my thoughts with you. 

Pebble Grey stock a huge selection of different Bathroom mirrors in all shapes and sizes. They have loads of illuminated mirrors to choose from as well as a selection of Towel Rails, Cabinets and other bathroom accessories. The mirrors are really affordable and a really good finish and quality. They have so many different styles so there's something for everyone and any bathroom. 

I've already got a small mirror and a big mirror in my bathroom so I have popped my Pebble Grey Vanity Mirror on my dressing table. It plugs right into the mains so is super easy to use. The light is really bright and perfect for those dark winter mornings. The mirror is double sided with a magnifying mirror and moves up and down so you can position it where you like. Its not too heavy so really easy to move around and its great for checking the back of your hair. 

I think it makes doing my make up so much easier, I use it every single day and even if I don't need the light I like have it close to me when i'm doing my make up. As you can see when the light is on you get a really good light on your face making applying make up so easy, you can see if you've missed any patches etc. 

The Elko Vanity mirror is no longer on the Pebble Grey site but they have just release the Lima Led Magnifying Vanity Mirror which is exactly the same however you can affix it straight to the wall. 






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LIFESTYLE: HOW TO REVAMP A ROOM IN SECONDS


Is your home in need of a little TLC and a fresh lick of paint but you just don't have the time or money to do it right now. I have the perfect thing for you! Wall Murals are a quick and easy way to quickly transform a room.

Pixers have a huge selection of designs to choose from and there's something for every room. They also have canvas prints, posters and stickers so they have something for everyone. I have picked out a few of my favourite wall murals to include in this blog post. My absolute favourite has to be the Banana leaf mural above. It completely transforms the room and makes it feel so fresh and bright. I love it!!

You can choose from a selection of sizes to suit your needs so if you'd prefer something smaller that's perfectly fine or if you want to cover a whole wall you can do this aswell. The Vinyl Wall Murals are perfect for any room, they are matte and durable and if you should need any extra protection you can add on a laminate protection so you can clean with a damp cloth, this is perfect for bathrooms, kitchens and even the kids rooms!

I love that there are so many designs to choose from. I think the white tree design is great and would amazing in so many different rooms. It looks cool in a living room space but I think it would be such a good design for an office space or even in the kitchen. It gives a sense of nature and the outdoors being inside which I love. It's white aswell so it will really brighten the room up and it will look clean and fresh.

I just had to include a before and after photo too as you can see below the Wall Vinyl makes such a huge difference to the dark, boring kitchen! It looks fresh and clean and the walls look whiter which is amazing. I really like this Polka Dot design and think it would look so cute in a Nursery and its really cute and pretty.

Would you ever use a Wall Vinyl to freshen up your home and revamp that dark, cold boring room into a new clean, bright and exciting space?  The Vinyls are really affordable and the website is so so easy to use but if you need any help they have a customer service team waiting to help you with your order.







LIFESTYLE: HOW TO STAY HEALTHY?


Today i'd thought i'd write up a few tips that are easy and afforable that everyone can do to try and stay healthy. When I say Healthy I mean physically and mentally.

Exercise- I know this cliche but exercise really helps the body! Physically it helps bone health, reduces the risk on high blood-pressure which can cause strokes and heart disease. Mentally exercise can reduce Anxiety and depression. It relieves stress and can help you sleep better and generally boosts your mood. You don't have to spend lots of money on a gym membership, head down to your local park and do a few laps around the pond.

Drink Water: Again another obvious one but alot of us don't do it. Drinking water reduces fatigue, treats headaches, helps digestion and flush out toxins as well as keeping our bodies hydrating and energised. Not drinking enough water can lead to serious health issues and it's free! You get it from a tap at home, even bottled water is so cheap!

Go to the Pharmacy: When we do get sick most of us call the doctors! Most pharmacists will be able to help you with so many day to day illnesses and can give you products that can be bought over the counter before you even visit the doctor. You can also reputable websites like The Independent Pharmacy  where you can browse the site for your symptoms by going through the conditions and then they recommend a treatment for you and you can order straight from the site. For people who don't have time to go to the doctors or chemist this is a convenient way to get your medicine. They also have an Online Doctor Service so you can get the help you need to finding our what illness you have.

Have a positive outlook on life : I think by trying to be a more positive person and having a positive outlook on life you can be a healthier minded person. I really struggled for a while and would always see the worst in people and life but now i'm more optimistic and think more about whats going on behind closed doors and that you shouldn't always assume. Give people the benefit of the doubt!
 I have a book all about mindfulness that I find good to flick through and also like to do abit of yoga!


Move around more : With us all sat at computers all day and we get the bus or tube to work our bodies are not moving enough. I actually have a job where i'm on my feet all day and i'm sometimes running around all day. I also walk to work and it makes me feel so much happier and ready for the day that I used to feel when I got the bus. Being a little more phyiscally active with have endless benefits on your health.









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FASHION: SPRING PICKS FROM COAST


Spring is nearly here! So get those Pastels out! I thought i'd share some of my favourite pieces from Coast this Spring as they have some gorgeous bits.

Spring fashion is always very pastel and pretty. I'm loving the lace and pretty florals! 
How cute is this blush pink lace bardot top, it's just so nice and would be so easy to wear either with some skinny jeans or tucked into a pretty skirt. I love this grey lace skirt, it would be so versatile and dress us any tops. Grey is one of my favourite colours right now. I really love the bardot style tops and think they are going to be so perfect for Spring, they can be so flattering! This floral one is lovely! I love the bell sleeves! A pretty jacket like this is perfect for those Spring weddings and as a cover up over your pretty tops. How cute is this floaty lace blush pink skirt? I think its so pretty and would be really easy to dress up for a wedding or another occasion. I would wearing this with a white or black 3/4 sleeve top for the spring season or you could wear a blush pink lace top so it looks like a dress for more of an occasion. 

What are your favourite trends for Spring?  I'm so excited for Spring and Summer to get here, i'm bored of the cold and wet weather! 









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BEAUTY: LUXURY SKINCARE WISHLIST


With spring on the way it's time to refresh your skincare. I thought i'd put together a Luxury skincare wishlist and share a few bits and pieces that i'd love to add to my skincare regime.

I have put together a selection of different products and brands and will share what they do and why I would love to have them in my collection.

Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence is an oil free moisturiser. Full of natural hyaluronic acid and retains moisture to keep even dry skin feeling soft and nourished. The Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil is a daily use treatment oil that solves dryness and dehydration and leaves skin looking healthy and luminous.
I thought i'd include a lip balm, I always hear rave reviews about the By Terry Baume De Rose!
Sunday Riley, Luna Sleeping Night Oil, is another product that i've seen thoughout the blogger world. I'm currently using the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Oil concentrate before bed but would love to give this a try.
I really need to try the Pixi Double Cleanse, i'm not a huge fan of the Pixi Glow Tonic but I think a Solid Oil and gentle cream formula sound right up my street! These Anne Semonin Express Radiance Ice Cubes sound so intriguing, to be used fresh from the freezer the cold temperature calms, de-puffs, tightens, lifts and brightens the eye area.
Blue Moon Cleansing Balm by Sunday Riley is another product that i've seen raved by beauty bloggers and I would love to try it. I am a fan of Cleansing Balms so when my current one runs out I may purchase this. The Omorovicza Ultramoor mudmask contains natural acids to detoxify and cleanse the skin to leave your conplexion clear and bright.

This is a luxury skincare wishlist so the products are quite expensive but they are all products that have amazing reviews and are raved about throughout the beauty industry. Do you have any favourite luxury skincare products? Whats your favourite skincare brand?














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BEAUTY: RIMMEL BROW THIS WAY


Sorry i've been a bit quiet recently, i've got lots going on right now. I'm working part time but doing a few extra hours at work, i'm also going to the gym and i've started making handmade cards with my spare time. I haven't had much time to blog and i've been struggling with what to blog about. I'm going to start writing more beauty product reviews. Today I thought i'd go through my new brow routine which includes the latest release from Rimmel which is their Brow This Way brow filling powder product.*

Brow this way is a 3 in 1 soft brow powder. It's so easy to use, the applicator is so good. It lasts really well. The staying power is really good and it lasts all day. I've been using the NYX Micro Brow pencil to outline my brows and then using the Brow This Way powder to fill my brows. You don't need alot of powder. You don't need to press it hard as a good amount of product comes out. As I said its really easy to use. I have been using the Soap and Glory Archery Brow Fibre Gel to set. I've actually recently repurchased this as it's so good. I've been using the Medium Brown Brow This Way and this is a good shade, it's possibly a little dark for me but the blonder shade was too light. They also do it in a black, blonde and dark brown ( my mom pinched the dark brown)

I am really impressed with the Brow This Way Powder, it's so easy to use and it makes my brows look sooo good! I've taken a before and after picture below so check that out to see how good my brows look.







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