Real Techniques Deluxe Illumination Set

The Real Techniques Deluxe Illumination Set, featuring some of their must have brushes from the beautiful Bold Metals range had been on my wish list since last Christmas. Around a month ago I saw the set pop back up within…

The Body Shop Gift Ideas for Mum and Sister

The Body Shop is one of my go to places throughout the year, especially at Christmas. They have so many gift ideas for friends and family, so many in fact that it is sometimes difficult to choose the perfect gift…

The July Rose | A New Look and Blog Re-brand

In 2012, I started off my very own beauty blog. I was 23 years old and was studying a degree in Geography whilst working part time for a high street retailer. Five years later, as a person I am very…

Life Lately #7

Life lately. This is a topic which I have not sat down and wrote about for a while. Beauty is the main feature of my site and whilst I adore it, it is not the be all and end all.…

Recently Recycled #14

In a bid to not keep an absolute hoard of beauty products in one pile for an empty post I have decided I really should limit it to five things, otherwise I spend an absolute age writing about them; normally…

L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar | Giveaway

This weekend I stepped right into the Christmas spirit as I set about the task of photographing the beautiful L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar*. Throughout the last few years Beauty Advent Calendars have become so popular, and they continue to…

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector | Moonstone

This year was the year in which I stepped back from luxury beauty, the main reason being that funds have just not allowed it. You cannot go on holiday, pay uni fees out of your own pocket and have the…

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Bonfire night is widely celebrated in the UK and overseas each year, why do we celebrate it? Where did the tradition stem from? In 1605, a plot to assassinate King James 1 was foiled underneath the House of Lords. Guy…

Autumn and Winter Skincare | My Top Picks

We have been swiftly blow into Autumn this year, so swiftly that I barely even realised that the clocks went back this weekend. Like most, I anticipated an extra hour in bed, however like half of my Twitter feed I,…

Recent Beauty Purchases #10

So you know how it is, you go by months and months without spending any of your hard earned pennies on beauty products and then wham, two months on the trot you have a new beauty purchase post…oops. Well what…

Oh My GOSH!

Thirteen years ago, Basement Jaxx released a song which fits entirely appropriately with this post today. Oh my gosh! Yes, quite literally oh my gosh. I have discovered a new palette from the beauty brand GOSH which I absolutely adore,…