GHD Creative Curve Wand

Saturday, 30 July 2016

For the past few weeks, I've had the extreme good fortune of using the GHD Creative Curl Wand* from their Curve range, thanks to being kindly sent it in the post.

Everyone knows I'm a fan of curls, they seem to suit me SO much better than having my hair straight. Plus my hair looks and feels much healthier when I quickly add some curls to it, rather than straighten the life out of it.

A 10 Step Detox For Your Home

Thursday, 28 July 2016

A 10 Step Detox For Your Home

'A tidy space is a tidy mind'. This is something my Mum used to say to me all the time growing up, it was annoying. I didn't care, my space was crazy and my mind didn't care. I've always been a bit of a messy person, not only in my home habits; but my general style all over. My art is more freestyle, spontaneous, messy layers of work. My outfits are a mish-mash of colour of prints. And my schedule... well, that shit is crazy.

I'm just not a super tidy, well put together person. I'm really not.

I'd love to be though, and I've SO felt the benefits lately of getting my shit together. Especially at home. Over the past few weeks, my other half and I have been having a huge clear out, getting rid of all unessential items, and redoing our home in small, simple ways. But it's made a huge difference already! I honestly feel like my whole life is coming together better now, and I thought I'd share with you guys today my very best tips.

1. Clothes.
You don't need to go totally crazy and end up with a capsule wardrobe (though well done if you do!), you simply need to be honest with yourself. Have you worn this in the last 6 months? If the answer is no, is that because it's not the right season for it? If the answer is still no, bag it up! Donate it all to a local charity shop, sell it all or give to friends and family. It'll leave you more space, and a wardrobe full of only clothes you love, that are useful, and that you WILL WEAR.

2. Sentimental items.
Okay, this one might be hard. But we all tend to accumulate a lot of crap over the years, because of sentimentality. Photos are always good to keep, and special gifts. However you do not need that cheap, tacky, broken bracelet you and your BFF bought 8 years ago while on holiday. You'll be okay without it, I promise.

LoveTheSales Wishlist

Guys, I love a bargain. I'm constantly on the hunt. I'm that girl who will browse a website for two hours, putting everything into my basket and then just logging off without buying anything when I realise I'm too poor to indulge. Booo.

However, lately I've discovered a right little gem for all my beauty, footwear and fashion needs. Yippeee! On LoveTheSales you can find a bunch of proper good brands, for a teeny tiny fraction of their usual price. It's literally a site full of magic IMO.

My fave finds so far have been D&G Light Blue perfume reduced by 48% of the price (because FUN FACT; it's my fave perfume of all time!), and those gorgeous Vans shoes shown above for almost half their usual price! Eeep.

In fact, since I've become so obsessed with browsing the site and finding some good bargains - I decided this is how I'll decide what to run for my next giveaway! So guys, help me out here, take a browse of the site, tell me what gifts you'd like to win in my giveaway, and I'll get on it! I want to make sure the prize/prizes are something you guys really want! :)

So let me know what you're most lusting after, and I'll get my giveaway planned!

In the meantime, feel free to use me as your excuse for going on a huge shopping spree...

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July's Glossybox

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Glossybox July 2016

I love getting post at the best of times, but when it's pretty, pink, and full of goodies; well you better believe I'm a teeny bit excited! I almost tore the hand off my poor postman in my eagerness.

Yes, that's right. I have this month's Glossybox*, and I'm so excited!

I have to say even though the packaging really shouldn't matter, it just does doesn't it? I think Glossybox have gotten it perfectly, with a sleek and very feminine look - it felt so special arriving in the post.

July's box was definitely focused around a Summery feel, the theme officially called 'On The Beach' - and I was thankful to get five Summer beauty essentials through my door.

Artwork & Life Lately

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

alien girl illustration

Hey guys, I thought I'd check in with you today and just share a little of what I've been up to. It's been a strange week or so, with both good things and bad things.

I've been working with a few different people and small businesses creating artwork for custom ranges (soon to come!) and special projects which has been really cool. On the one hand I've felt super inspired and happy with life, and on the other hand it's just MORE things I've had to do and been tearing my hair out about, haha. I get stressed easily anyway, but when work is piling up I become a little bit manic.

It's this strange battle between feeling so grateful for having a lot of work in, but also desperately wishing I had a week off. Or even just a weekend! But I've kind of accepted I'm going to be crazy busy, at least for the next year or so. Hopefully by then I'll be making more money, and have enough awesome opportunities that mean I can slow some things down a little.

Daily Lipsticks For Each Side Of My Personality

Monday, 25 July 2016

Each day I wake and get dressed; I decide who I want to be that day. Sometimes I'm the colourful girl with the loud prints and the bracelets and the POP of purple of my lips. Other times I'm hiding in layers of Tshirts, hoodies, hats and a nude lipstick that makes me feel dressed, but also hidden. Every single day we can make choices about who we are, how we will look, how we will feel, how we decide to present today's version of ourselves to the outside world.

It's kind of magical actually.

Last week I stuck to three versions of myself, using Living Nature lipsticks from Botanical Brands that were sent to me. I tested myself, I set a challenge. I was not only going to review these beauty products as I normally would; I was going to really take note of who I was wearing each one, and how it made me feel.

Because I often find we don't take enough time to stop, assess and appreciate the little things.