General

Insta-Pods – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Enter pods! Instagram pods are groups of users fitting one niche boosting each other on Instagram. The concept is simple – find like minded people (anywhere up to 15 of them), gather them in an Instagram chat group, and share your posts as you post them. The group members all follow you, like every post you share and leave you a comment. Post becomes more popular and is shifted up the rankings. Horray – algorithm kicked squarely in the teeth!… Read More Insta-Pods – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Health and Beauty, Subscription Boxes

Why I Cancelled my Birchbox Subscription

But I have decided that along with shelving the monthly subscription box posts, I’m also cancelling my Birchbox subscription. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while, but when I received my July box and opened it up with an emotion of pure indifference I realised it wasn’t worth the monthly fee any more. I kept up until July to see what the Birthday Treat was (I’m guessing an extra sample, unless everyone else got 6 this month?), but I couldn’t get excited for the contents. Having a quick glance, I closed the box without really taking it in. I wasn’t disappointed, just underwhelmed. It was time to close my Birchbox account and kiss goodbye to that monthly gift.… Read More Why I Cancelled my Birchbox Subscription

Health and Beauty

Review: Manna Kadar Cosmetics GLO Illuminator

In the June Glossybox came this product: The Manna Kadar Cosmetics Glo Illuminator. I was really excited when this first came out of the box, and swatching it onto the back of my hand it gave a really pigmented rose-gold glow. I couldn’t wait to try it out properly! Today I decided to give it a go, by mixing it into my foundation! Applying one pump of my foundation to my oval buffing brush, I carefully squeezed a generous amount of this illuminator on top and blended the mixture onto my face.… Read More Review: Manna Kadar Cosmetics GLO Illuminator

Health and Beauty

Review: Sparklea Nail Polish “Mer-Maid You Laugh” Collection

I saw another blogger (who’s name I stupidly didn’t save, so if this is you I’m very sorry! Please tell me so I can credit/link you if you think it’s you!) rave about a brand called Sparklea. Checking them, I noticed it was a small brand, and Rachel loves a small brand. I was already sold though, because the collection being promoted was called “Mer-Maid You Laugh!”. So I bought one of each and excitedly waited for them to turn up!… Read More Review: Sparklea Nail Polish “Mer-Maid You Laugh” Collection

Health and Beauty, Small Brand Spotlight

Small Brand Spotlight: Indy Luxe

First under the spotlight is the small, up and coming makeup brush brand Indy Luxe! If you follow as many bloggers as I do on social media, you’ve probably heard of Indy Luxe – their affiliate program is being promoted by a fair few bloggers! They’re responsible for creating some beautiful, Instagram worthy makeup brushes that are an absolute bargain! Being so blogger friendly, I thought they’d be the perfect first brand to feature under the spotlight. Thankfully, they agreed, so the new series is officially born!… Read More Small Brand Spotlight: Indy Luxe

General

I Ain’t Pageant Material – Why I Gave up on Modelling

I was the youngest model out of about 30 girls and although I never felt intimidated, it was the bitchiest experience ever. The stylists were taken to one area and the models were sent backstage. We were given instructions and then left to chat amongst ourselves. Some of the girls were so lovely, but a sharp divide occurred between the girls off the streets and the professional models. One girl kept saying “this is a mess, back when I did Fashion Week…” to the extent I wanted to ask her if she’d walked the catwalk at Fashion Week. Another one brought up her very expensive boob job with a top surgeon. The pro models formed a tight clique, and loudly began picking apart the other girls.… Read More I Ain’t Pageant Material – Why I Gave up on Modelling

Health and Beauty

The Tanning Diary: St. Moriz Fast Tan

Another day, another fake tanner. It seems all I’m testing right now are fake tans. I won a pile of them in a giveaway, and so I’ve been exploring the possibilities! I’m a big fan of tinted mousses, and I’ve had some great experiences with them (see my comparison of Skinny tan and Solait here). Toady, I reached for the last express/fast tan in my collection, the St/ Moriz Fast Tan!… Read More The Tanning Diary: St. Moriz Fast Tan

Health and Beauty

Fake Tanning: Budget or Blowout – Skinny Tan vs. Solait

Today, having spent 2 weeks trying to scrub off a slightly streaky tan, I decided to put two products to the test. I decided to see how my Skinny Tan Express Mousse 1 Hour Tan held up against a cheaper, but nearly identical alternative, Solait Mousse Express Tan Dark. The Solait product was sent to me in the giveaway – I did not choose the colour and have no idea if it comes in a lighter shade. I’ve already tried and tested the Skinny Tan product – read my review of that here.… Read More Fake Tanning: Budget or Blowout – Skinny Tan vs. Solait

Festivals 2017, Health and Beauty

Festivals 2017: Festival Glitter, Luna Beam and DISCOUNT CODES!!!!!

Where can you get some festival glitter? I recommend Luna Beam! They’re super amazing and their collection is a super sparkly box of all things beautiful! They kindly offered me a selection of 5 samples and although Royal Mail did their best to intercede and lost my initial package, I finally got my hands on my sample packets and have been playing with them ever since!… Read More Festivals 2017: Festival Glitter, Luna Beam and DISCOUNT CODES!!!!!