Thursday, 30 June 2016

Festival Essentials

Festival season has begun and its time to start prepping your bag for that glitter paint, dry shampoo and your sparkly wellies. Just don't forget those super - handy essentials! I have shared some items I think are brilliant to have with you, some very sensible yet still fun products that will be useful on your trip.

Plasters - I think plasters are super important when travelling anywhere - I am the clumsiest person ever so I always keep plasters with me, and these super cute Ocean life and Safari plasters from Dermocare* are just adorable. The amazing thing about these plasters is that they support WWF!

Sunscreen - Standing in the sun all day means you need to protect your skin; something a lot of us often forget to do in the UK is use a sun protectant. I am using this factor 50 Sun Block Lotion by Delph* meaning my skin is protected and wont be getting burnt anytime soon. I have been using this sun lotion when I have been on days out recently and it works really well; protects my skin and isn't greasy.

Hand Sanitzing Gel - Festivals and camping are known for being not one of the most clean activities so having a good hand sanitizer like this one from Soap and Glory is really useful item to have with you, especially if the queue for the bathrooms is a mile long!

Lip Balm - Lip balm like Carmex is an essential for me in the sun, not only does it stop my lips from becoming chapped, but it can double up as a hair serum, and can prevent those pesky blisters on your feet.

 Tooth Care - As well as your usual tootbrush and paste, these handy essentials from Dentek are brilliant to have with you at a festival - or anytime really! The Floss Picks and Case* and the Easy Brush Interdental Cleansers* help to keep your teeth looking and feeling clean and fresh on the go. Flossing is super important (especially if you are eating and drinking lots at festivals) these are great to pop into your bag and keep plaque at bay!

What are your top tips for first time festival go-ers?

*Includes PR Samples*

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

My Work Out Playlist

I have been trying to become a lot more healthier recently so I have been trying to exercise as much as I can. Music really helps me to motivate myself, and I have made a workout playlist full of songs I love and music that really makes me happy and gets me ready to take on the World. What do you listen to when you work out?
Here are just a few of my favourite tunes that really get me going!

Rita Ora - Poison, R.I.P.

Katy Perry - Roar, Firework, Part Of Me, One Of The Boys,

Imagine Dragons - Demons, It's Time, Radioactive, Gold.

Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly, You and I (Runaway), Don't Care.

Marina & The Diamonds - Power and Control, How To Be A Heart-breaker, Oh No!

Beyonce -Who Runs The World? Girls, Flawless, Crazy in Love.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Get That Natural Glow with Natural Collection

When I first started getting into make-up, I would head to Boots and pick out some lipsticks, blushers and mascara and would be overjoyed playing with different colours and trying out different looks. Not much has changed since then; I still spend a lot of my time scanning the beauty stands in Boots looking for that perfect bronzer or the eyeliner of my dreams. A brand which has always stuck out to me is Natural Collection They are incredibly affordable and their products are good quality and great value for the money.

With the Summer ahead of us, I am hoping to achieve that natural and radiant glow with Natural Collection. With their products costing only £1.99 each, these are perfect for an every day work look, on holiday or even a night out.

Base - Use a tinted moisturiser in place of your foundation to give a more natural look, and a good setting powder like this one is perfect to apply to keep your make-up looking flawless whatever the weather. This tinted moisturiser gives a great finish without looking cakey and the pressed powder is one I have used many times before.
Bronze - Create a healthy summer glow by using this super affordable bronzer - you can even contour with this.
Blush - Apply a dash of blush to the apples of your cheeks, I can't recommend Natural Collection's blushers enough! I love a girly pink blusher, for me a blush completes my make-up, this one is perfect for the holiday season.

I absolutely adore the Natural Collection base products, have you ever tried them?

*PR sample*

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Wonderful Things #3

Hi everyone, I am back today with another Wonderful Things post; my little series where I share with you all of my current favourite moments and items. 

Indulging in amazing chocolate
Anyone that knows me well would tell you I am a chocoholic - I have such a sweet tooth and chocolate will please me instantly. I am on a little bit of a health - kick at the moment but still do indulge very occasionally on a sweet treat. I was sent a variety of flavours of Belgian chocolate to try from the brand Coeur de Xocolat*. The chocolate is handmade and delicious, so sweet and creamy - a definite luxury chocolate brand! My favourite is the white chocolate. You can check out their amazing treats on their Etsy website here.

Braving deep & dark lipsticks
Nude lipsticks have been my go-to  for the past few Months, but recently I have been a little more brave and daring and trying some darker and deeper shades of red, including my new favourite - Living Nature's new lipstick in Pure Passion*. I love this shade in particular as it is so dark but actually very wearable. The colour lasts really well on the lips too, I am quite a fan of Living Natures lipsticks as they are made from only natural ingredients.

Birthday treats
I don't usually celebrate my Birthday all that much - but I had such a fantastic Birthday this Year. I went to see Busted in Concert with one of my oldest friends, it was brilliant and brought back such good memories. I spent my annual leave doing lots of relaxing and seeing my favourite people. 
I also decided to treat myself to a coffee machine over my Birthday Weekend. I had been uhm-ing and ah-ing over buying one for a while, and picked the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Machine. I have been loving trying all the different flavours, my current obsession is the Chai Tea Latte.

Canvas prints
As well as it being my Birthday recently, it was another family members Birthday which I usually find so difficult to shop for. I was kindly gifted a photo canvas* from Jessops; who recently opened a new store in the Birmingham/West Midlands area. The canvas looks so well - made and made the perfect gift for my family member. I think canvases like this one would be ideal for wedding gifts, or even a new home warming gift and Fathers Day which is just around the corner. 

What wonderful things have you been getting up to recently? 

*Post includes PR samples*

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Sweet Lip Balms Treats

I am a huge lip balm fan... I have quite the growing collection and can't help but pick up another when I see one; especially if they are scented. I love my sweet treats so these tasty lip balms that are sweet and drink inspired, are just perfect to have get that sweet taste without the calories! 

These super - hydrating lip balms from Pepsi and Jelly Belly are perfect to pop in your handbag, pencil case or in the car for on the go. The Jelly Belly lip balm in Very Cherry flavour smells and tastes amazing - as well as giving a little tint to the lips, and the Pepsi lip balm gives you that sweet Pepsi taste as well as keeping my lips soft and un-chapped.
I love these fun lip balms - they make me feel very nostalgic and it is lovely to have those sweet treats back in my life without the calorie intake!

Both lip balms, amongst other delicious flavours, are available from £3.50 at Claires. Why not go for a pick - n mix and choose a few of your favourite flavours!

*PR sample*