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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. 

Friday, 18 November 2016

Makeup Artist Tips : 3 products to add to your Beautyblender.

The little pink sponge that every makeup lover has. 
This squishy fellow is seen on 98.6%** of all makeup tutorials we see on YouTube and if you don't currently own one already you have probably considered buying it, toyed with the idea of using it OR it's likely to be on your Christmas wishlist. The Beautyblender has been around for around 8 years now, and it's an alternative to using a brush for applying foundation with many suggesting it's the best makeup application tool that money can buy, hence why there are currently loads of replicas, dupes and different versions of it. For what my advice is worth, stick to the real-deal, many of the dupes I have seen aren't as soft, pliable or as long-lasting as the actual Beautyblender so I think you will save money long-term by investing in the original.
**Not offical stats yo.


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

November Birchbox X Tatler Review

I was away on holiday last month so I missed out my Birchbox unboxing on here, so let's skip forward merrily to this month's, November Birchbox, as to be honest, it's better....and I'm really enjoying trying some of these samples and full-size products in the box's offerings. This month is a collaboration with fashion magazine Tatler so instantly when I saw this branding on the box I was expected it to be a good 'un. It's a seasonal party-style box themed with 'Shake Your Tail Feather' to keep makeup locked tight, touch-ups with ease and the party skin soothed and treated...

Here's a look into this month's Birchbox offerings:


Monday, 14 November 2016

The Seasonal Fragrance Edit.

It's not just skincare that needs shaking up this time of year, I always seem to start wearing slightly different scents, or at least adding some into my favourites for the winter season. I still do use my more fresher lighter scents, don't get me wrong, if I like something it's staying with me all-year-round, but the muskier, warmer smells seem so much more apt with the darker evenings, colder weather and knitwear fashion vibes. I think fragrance is something you also apply to 'finish' an outfit, hence why I have a bit of a wardrobe of scents, and will never wear the same one day-in day-out. Here is a selection of my current go-to's.
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