I bloody love Winter. After Autumn, Winter is my second favourite season as I adore the cold and thrive in these colder months. I love wearing cosy jumpers, freezing cold walks with the dog, hearty food which warms your stomach, all the twinkling lights and starting my Christmas shopping. Although I’m not mad about Christmas Day too much, I love the Christmas and Winter ‘aesthetic’ – it’s truly the prettiest and cutest time of the year. So I’ve put together a little Winter wish list of things which are super cute which I would love to own this time of the year. You can find links to each product below! Happy shopping!
I love working with brands and PR people; on a whole, I’ve had a wonderfully positive experience in my time as a blogger and rarely have I had any negative encounters when reviewing products, doing sponsored posts and working with PR’s and brands. Having a good working relationship with PR’s and brands can be so beneficial for the both of you! I’ve recently been working with Lauren from every1 (see my previous posts here and here) and she contacted me last month about an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.
I read a blog post the other day… And I didn’t like it. And I didn’t like some of the things which were said. I won’t name and shame and this isn’t a “reaction” type post; I don’t think I’d ever go through the effort of doing one of those. But it did prompt me to want to write my own post about this topic – a topic which was rather contradictory in the original post and a topic which I think needs to be emphasised more.
Now you know that I’m not a beauty blogger. I may not be able to do make-up very well or know all the latest trends but… I do wash my hair. And I do use body lotion after a shower occasionally. So luckily today, I’m reviewing those very things! I was very kindly sent some products from Urtekram‘s new Nordic Berries range of products. All of which are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants from traditional Nordic berries like sea buckthorn, blueberries, cranberries and more. The brand are also organic cruelty free and vegan!
Throughout July, I was very lucky to receive some amazing things in the post. As a blogger, as I’m sure a lot of you will understand, post time can be your favourite time of day and the postman can become your best friend. I get along really well with my postman now as he’s always bringing me parcels! Anyway, I worked with some great brands and received some amazing books in the post this past month so I wanted to share them with you here along with some other goodies! I’m also thinking of maybe doing one of these ‘stuff hauls’ every month! What do you think?
Anyone that knows me knows that I freaking hate summer. I hate it. I hate it I hate it I hate it with a roaring passion. The heat; nope. The bugs; nope. The hay fever; nope. All of it is just a big fat nope for me. My favourite time of the year is Autumn, especially that first day when summer is coming to an end and you step outside and the air feels fresher and crisper for the first time in months and you can feel Autumn on its way. Ugh, that feeling is just beautiful and brings with it all sorts of nice feelings for Autumn and a new season with new goals and new things to focus on.
I am not a beauty blogger and I won’t for 1 minute pretend that I know what I’m doing. I don’t. If you knew some of my “beauty” habits, you would be appalled. But, just because I can’t tell my lip liners from my eye liners (bit of an exaggerations but you get what I mean) doesn’t mean I don’t use, you know, stuff and have some products that I use regularly or are passionate about. I also stated in my ‘Why I’m Attempting Blogtober’ post that I was hoping it may encourage me to try different types of posts and this is one of those. So, today I’m talking about 5 of my favourite “beauty-ish” products right now.
Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash
I’m not known for being particularly knowledgeable about make-up or beauty products. I don’t know what I’m doing with half the things I own, I can’t contour and I still apply my foundation with my fingers. I’m also, notoriously awful at looking after my own skin, never having committed to a full skincare routine. Over the past few years, my skin has been worse than when I was 16 (probably because I keep applying my freaking foundation with my fingers but hey ho) but I’ve just not been in the position to splash out on new, fancy products which may or may not even work. My mum has seen how much my skin has been bothering me and she surprised me with some Liz Earle products for my birthday a few weeks ago and today I wanted to talk about these products and let you know how I’m getting on with my brand new skincare routine!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not becoming a beauty blogger any time soon but I do love trying new products. If anything, sometimes I like to hear the opinion from non-beauty bloggers about products over those that work in the industry – just to hear a different point of view. I was in contact with Steph on Twitter and she kindly sent me some product samples to try out and review. The products are from Forever and are all Aloe Vera based, so super natural and super healthy and they came in super cute little packets that reminded me of those you would get in a hotel.
I’ve never been a fan of my teeth. I’ve never had braces, I’ve always hated the dentist and they’re definitely not pearly white. For that reason. I won’t be including any photos of my teeth in this post because the crookedness will make me far too self-conscious. Despite all that however, I do look after my teeth and have always wanted whiter teeth – contemplating the various procedures and expensive mouth guards you can buy in order to achieve a sparkling white smile. I’ve tried various whitening toothpastes in the past and am always open to trying something new. Which is where White Glo come in!