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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Gift Guide | Luxury Beauty £60 & Under.

As to not totally overwhelm my lovely readers with Christmas overload, I am just doing 3 concise and edited gift guides this year : The Budget £15 & Under, £30 & Under and this final instalment of £60 & under for the more luxurious beauty on offer for gifting. As you may have noticed, A LOT of my suggestions aren't even Christmas sets or related, I am just showcasing ideas that I think are great for beauty lovers for Christmas AND all year round. 


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Gift Guide | Mid-Range £30 ish & Under.

I think the £30 and under category is my favourite, it's roughly what I spend on most of my friends, and also I tend to get a few smaller items and sets rather than one big present : I think variety is great. This year there is SO MUCH beauty & beyond that you can pick up if your budget is around £30 and here are some of my favourite sets and just general things AKA MORE SH*T THAT I REALLY LIKE:

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Christmas Gift Guide | Stocking Fillers & Budget Beauty | £15 & Under.

I've been toying with the idea of swerving the 'Gift Guide' thing this year as is it just me or are we being completely INUNDATED with blog posts on this topic?! Personally I am a little bit over it already. However, I don't want to be totally BAH-HUMBUG-esque so I've collated something a *little* different : 3 budgets , and products that do include a few Christmas-type sets and gifts but also just lovely makeup/ beauty that are great for giving, not just at Christmas. Basically sh*t that I like.

First up the BUDGET BEAUTY gifts, all for £15 and under so great for stocking fillers, back-up gifts for those unexpected guests and perhaps secret-santa type things.

Monday, 28 November 2016

My Sephora Haul Part 2 : All the Makeup (& my jump onto YouTube!)

Straight off the back of my Sephora Haul Part 1 : Skincare, I am bringing to you the follow-up..... Part 2 : The Makeup, or as I like to call it...the more interesting stuff. Basically. 

I have finally jumped onto the YouTube bandwagon so I have filmed it as part of my first set of video/s. There's some hyped up palettes, some old favourites, a few bargains and lots of colour! Check out the video below to see all the different bits that I managed to pick up ; please subscribe to my channel if you haven't already blah-de-blah.


Sunday, 27 November 2016

My Sephora Haul Part 1 | The Skincare (It's my 1st ever YouTube video!)

I've held out for 3 weeks since I got back from the U.S to open all my Sephora shopping bags and I have finally done it! I saved up for ages to get an abundance of gorgeous skincare and makeup, and the Sephora in Boston was super impressive, I got everything on my wish-list and obviously more.

I've been brave and *finally* made a YouTube video and my Sephora Haul is my FIRST EVER VIDEO! So please check it out below, give it some love and if you fancy....subscribe to my new channel! This is Part 1 which is just skincare, part 2 is going to be ALL the makeup.

I have such bad faces.


Thursday, 24 November 2016

The Hayo'u Method : Wellness, De-Stressing & Giveaway!

I get winter blues.  Perhaps year-round blues.

There I said it. Every night I need a bath to de-stress and un-wind and every night I use some kind of bath oil/ mineral salts to help soothe my aches and pains as well as make me feel overall more calm. It's like a mini-meditation. Not only does my bathing ritual give me a bit of *me time* but as it helps me re-focus my thoughts and I will always sleep better if I have had my PM soak. My life isn't terrible by any means , I'm not a complete stress-monger, I promise ; I just find juggling work, blog life, and london-living can really take it's toll on the senses.

Stress is a word thrown about like confetti nowadays, everyone seems to be 'stressed' at some point in their week, a lot of people are feeling it  every. single. day. It's a modern day killer and will cause physical and mental suffering, relationship problems, work difficulties which in turn, wreaks havoc on our bodies. Before your daily minor stress/es turns to chronic stress, we as strong humans, can help contain and control stress and also convert it into more positive feelings.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

USA Road Trip : Fall in New England.

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter already, you will perhaps know that I recently went on holiday to Vermont, USA during the infamous 'Fall Season' where the leaves turn a spectacular shade of orange, red, gold and purple and the scenery is some of the most breath-taking around. We stayed with our wonderful friends on their stunning maple farm which is surrounded by mountains, lakes and hidden mountain cabins. It's near a small town called Tinmouth which is near the infamous Green Mountains and just walking around the mountain trails you can see Coyote, bears and deer and it was so beautiful, colourful and nature-filled. 
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