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Chronic Illness // 5 Common Misconceptions // Expectations vs Reality!

Hey guys! How are you?  I hope you’re well.  And for my spoonie friends, I hope you’re as well as you can be given the circumstances!  When I initially had the idea for this post, it was going to be quite serious.  I wanted to rant about how people don’t understand chronic illness, and those who romanticise about ‘how nice it must be’ to stay in bed all day. 

But now that I’ve thought about it a bit, I don’t really want this to be negative.  Instead, I’m going to take a light-hearted look at expectations vs reality when it comes to chronic illness! Chronic Illness expectations vs reality common chronic illness misconceptions Continue reading

Home office makeover copper mint pink & copper memoboard noticeboard

Home Office Makeover // Copper, Mint & Pink + Memoboard DIY

Hi guys!  I’m so excited to share this post with you.  I’ve never been the best at interiors or designing rooms.  I like things to match and look pretty but I know I’m not a natural interior designer!  But I had so much fun shopping for a summer homeware haul and doing this little home office makeover.  I loved combining all my favourite colours into a summery scheme.

Ocean Finance very kindly offered me £50 to do an home makeover (this post is not, however, sponsored).  They set up this project to bring our homes to the fore this summer, and give them the TLC they deserve!  My drab office area certainly needed some TLC!

We have been in our house for less than a year, so most of it has recently been decorated.  However, I was desperately in need of a home office makeover!  My desk and computer had just been shoved in the corner of the living room, and was looking rather drab and dreary.

Home office makeover copper mint pink & copper memoboard noticeboard

Copper, mint & pink home office makeover

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BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette Review and Makeup Looks

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette // My Makeup Looks!

Hi guys!  You may remember quite some time ago that I reviewed my beloved BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel palette for A Very Fashionable Blog.  You can find that post here!  Well today, I’m back with some looks I have created using the very same palette.  It can create such a versatile range of makeup looks, which is one of the reasons I like it so much!

BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette Review and Makeup Looks

BH Cosmetics – Carli Bybel Palette

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SkinSincere Aloe Vera Skin Polish Moisturiser and Cleanser Review

SkinSincere // Natural, Organic Skincare from the UK!

Hi guys!  It’s been a while since I’ve shared any skincare favourites with you.  You might have read my skincare routine posts quite a while back, but I definitely need to do an updated skincare routine for you.  Lots of products have changed since then!  Today, I’ve got a new (to me) brand to share with you – SkinSincere.  SkinSincere is a natural, organic skincare range, manufactured entirely in the UK.

Established by Gemma Allies, SkinSincere was founded in 2013, following her decision to pursue her dream of working in the skincare industry.  Gemma had personal difficulties with eczema and sensitive skin, which added to her passion for good skincare.  She has limited the use of chemical ingredients in SkinSincere products, especially parabens.

Skin Sincere Aloe Vera Skin Polish Moisturiser and Cleanser Review

Skin Sincere – Aloe Vera Skincare

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Ecco Pizzeria Street Lane Roundhay Leeds Italian Restaurant Review

Ecco Pizzeria // Authentic Italian Comes to Leeds!

Hi guys!  I hope you’re not too hungry because this post will have you dribbling…. I apologise in advance for the pizza cravings you’ll shortly be getting 😀  I was very kindly invited to Ecco Pizzeria in Leeds, to try their gorgeous, Italian food and let you guys know what I thought.

Ecco Pizzeria Leeds Review Italian Restaurant Street Lane Roundhay Leeds

Ecco Pizzeria – Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds

You know the drill by now – I was VERY kindly given this meal free of charge, to review for the blog, but all views and opinions are totally honest and my own.  Now, are you ready for some serious food envy??

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July 2016 Glossybox Review and Unboxing

Glossybox // July 2016 // Review and Unboxing!

Hi guys!  Hope you’re having a good day.  It’s that time again – Glossybox time!  The July Glossybox is based around the best beauty products to bring us a sunless sunkissed glow.  

Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box where you sign up for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months to get one box per month.  The box will include five samples/products – they are always a surprise, as you don’t choose what you receive.  The box costs £13.25 per month for the month-to-month plan, but can be as little as £11.75 if you are willing to commit for a whole year.  

July 2016 Glossybox Review and Unboxing July Glossybox

July 2016 Glossybox

If you decide to sign up, you can use this link which will help me collect points but there is absolutely no pressure to use it.  If you would prefer not to, simply google Glossybox and sign up there!

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Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Review

MAC Studio Fix Foundation Fail!

Hi guys!  I don’t usually write such short, informal posts but I kind of felt like sharing this with you (and finding out if I’m the only one who feels this way about Mac Studio Fix foundation!)  I had a rare ok-health day last weekend and popped into Mac for something (Soar lipliner and Brave lippie – I’ll share soon!)  The Mac girl asked if I wanted to try anything else on.  Shockingly for a beauty blogger, I’ve never once tried a Mac foundation, so I thought I’d take the chance!  

I asked the girl what their most matte foundation was, and she said they didn’t really do matte foundations (surprise number 1!)  Surely I can’t be the only person who wants a matte foundation?  I think it’s due to having oily/combination skin – the dewy foundations are a huge no for me (unless you dig the hot mess look!)  But anyway, she advised that they tend to use their Studio Fix powder over any of the foundations to achieve a more matte finish – fair enough.  She thought the Mac Studio Fix foundation would be the best suited to me, so down I sat for her to put it on for me.

Mac Studio Fix Foundation Review

Mac – Studio Fix Foundation

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