Monday, July 25, 2016

26 SHADOW BLUSH PALETTE - COASTAL SCENTS REVIEW

The kind of palette you gasp when you see for the first time. This affordable yet high quality series of eyeshadows is a must have for the end of Winter and transitioning into Spring. 


In Winter I am all about those warm neutrals and autumnal shades like burnt oranges and deep plum hues.

It's the season for wearing eyeshadow because, at least in my case, it lasts so much longer than when in Summer it is melted within a couple of hours. I mean, if you are going to spend 20 minutes on an eye look, you want it to last.

Back to the point, which is that this Coastal Scents palette is the last piece of the makeup puzzle you need this Winter.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

3 PRODUCTS YOU NEED FROM KIBI RAW MINERALS

I am a huge fan of mineral makeup because of how much I believe in good skincare and protecting your skin. It can be difficult to find good quality products that achieve the look I am after which is why I am excited to introduce you to KIBI Raw Minerals. 



KIBI are a brand that do mineral makeup right and have some absolutely incredible products that I have fallen in love with. I wanted to quickly run you through what makes the products so amazing and then recommend my top three favourites to you so read on if you're interested.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Most Common Excuses That Stop You Being Healthy, and Why They're Bunk

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It's so easy to make excuses and not keep to our healthy lifestyle plans. 


It can be hard to be disciplined all the time and such excuses can seem totally justified to you. But if you look deeper, are they just getting in the way of you having the body and the energy levels you really want?


Monday, July 18, 2016

URBAN DECAY GWEN STEFANI PALETTE {REVIEW AND SWATCHES}

When I was in the US recently I got my hands on the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette and since have absolutely fallen in love with it. 


How can you not adore a collaboration between one of the most amazing brands in terms of eyeshadow quality and a celebrity makeup icon.

Read on for my thoughts on the palette, my favourite shadows and of course, swatches.

Monday, July 11, 2016

BEHIND THE DESK #10 - WHERE HAVE I BEEN?!


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Last week you would have noticed a lack of content on my blog compared to the usual 4-5 posts.


This was because I had a look at my content calendar and realised that it isn't content I wanted to put out. For whatever reason when I read through my work it just wasn't speaking to me anymore and I decided to SCRAP IT ALL.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Best Ways To Boost Your Energy Levels When You’re Tired Out

If you lead a busy life that’s packed full of all sorts of different daily activities, the chances are that you struggle when it comes to energy. Don’t worry; you’re not alone, energy slumps happen to the best of us, and always come at the worst times. Like right before you’re about to head off to work, attend a party, or have a day out.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

3 NEW MAC COLLECTIONS TO TRY - NEW PRODUCTS YAY

MAC have been killing it with their latest product releases and as such my wish list is quickly growing.

In this post I am sharing with you three of the hottest product releases from MAC to keep an eye out for or accidently stop by MAC on your lunch break to purchase them.



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BERRY BANANA CRUNCH ACAI BOWL RECIPE

I am absolutely obsessed with acai bowls and have to resist buying them otherwise it's all I would ever eat. 


At $12 or more a bowl, these are quite an expensive treat so I have perfected my at home recipe for a berry acai bowl. We all know that what we eat has a huge impact on our beauty; the health of our hair, strength of our nails and clearness of our skin. Acai is absolutely amazing for you and these bowls are packed with delicious fruits bursting with natural sugar, complex carbohydrates and proteins from the granola and you will be full for hours with the chia seeds that puff up. Read on for my berry banana crunch acai bowl recipe.

Monday, June 27, 2016

BEHIND THE DESK #9 - ENGAGED IN THE USA / UNI IS OVER

Wow! What a whirlwind of a month and a bit it has been since my last 'Behind The Desk'. When I checked in last it was a  couple of weeks before heading off for another adventure in the USA and now that I have returned I have 100 stories to tell, 2000 pictures to share but am also ENGAGED and planning a wedding. 


So where to begin?! I will be gradually sharing my holiday over the blog but if you can't wait then head over to my YouTube channel here where I share vlogs from each day. Start with Day 1 which was spent in LA shopping up a storm in Sephora and pigging out on In-N-Out grilled cheese burgers. It already feels like a lifetime ago even though it was only a week and a bit ago, mainly because of all the engagement craziness. Or my first New York vlog has just gone up and you can watch that here.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

DELICIOUS HEALTHY SALADS TO SPICE UP YOUR WEEK

I am definitely a salad girl throughout the week but let's be real...salad can get boring! That's why I like to mix it up and have variety in the salads I make throughout the week so that I never get sick of it.


I have put together four delicious healthy salads to spice up your week so that you get all of your veggies in with these exciting recipes. Sometimes a garden salad just doesn't cut it! Here are four recipes to try.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

HOW TO GET HIGH QUALITY INSTAGRAM PHOTOS WITH APPS - TUESDAY TIP (EXAMPLES INCLUDED)

We live in the app age where there is quite literally an app for EVERYTHING! That includes the genre of 'perfecting your Instagram photos'.


I used to never use photo editing apps! I didn’t see the point and just never had a reason to use them. Over the last couple of years, I have found myself using a variety of apps for various reasons – to lighten photos, add boarders, re-touch colour and more. I often get asked what apps I use to edit my pictures so I thought that I would give you the run-down of my go-to apps for editing Instagram pictures.

I have 4 here to talk about so let's jump right into it...any guesses on which ones are my favourite?

Monday, June 20, 2016

MAKEUP TIPS LEARNED FROM GWEN STEFANI

Gwen Stefani is an icon for makeup and has recently even released a makeup palette of her own in collaboration with Urban Decay.


She has always been such an inspiration for makeup and always looks flawless so I wanted to talk about three makeup tips that I have learned from her.