5 Things To Do This Autumn

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5 Things To Do This Autumn
So you're now officially ready for Autumn after reading my 5 Ways To Get Ready For Autumn. Now it's time to really get in the Autumn spirit and make the most of the Autumnal months. One of my favourite things about Autumn is how festive it feels and all the Autumn activities available. I want to share with you five things to do this Autumn.

1. Pick your own pumpkin. Now this is my number one thing to do this Autumn. I've been wanting to do this for so long but I can't seem to find somewhere around Gloucesterhisre that will let you PYO - it's crazy! If you're lucky enough to have a PYO pumpkin patch near you then do it! How fun would it be to make a day of it, go exploring with your friends/family and find the perfect pumpkins for you.  Get a spot of lunch and take some insta's in the pumpkin patch - this will definitely get you in the Autumn spirit.

2. Cosy up with a film/book and a home made roast. You don't have to go out to feel all the Autumn goodness. One of my favourite things to do in Autumn is to stay in, cosy up with a candle and blanket and watch Harry Potter or get stuck into a good book - a home made roast is the icing on the cake! The great thing about Autumn is, you don't have to feel bad about staying in and not going out in the cold weather. It's perfectly acceptable, if not expected of us to get all snug and warm on the sofa!

3. Bring Autumn into your home. An Autumn Homeware shopping spree is one of my favourite activities of the year. Some people may say I'm sad, but they're wrong. To me nothing's more fun than Autumnal homeware, you can go all out with the fairy lights and cosy blankets and cushions! I love the little pumpkin ornaments and autumnal leaf decorations, don't even get me started on the candles! The annual trip to Homesense for Autumn homeware is a must!

4. Halloween themed day trip. There are so many festive activities you can go and enjoy, especially around halloween. Most tourist attractions will have a 'spooktacular' event going on. Wether it's a family farm, wildlife park or theme park, there are so many fun amazing halloween days you can plan this Autumn. You can pick and carve pumpkins, go on a spooky hay ride, or go on a real life ghost tour. Check out what's on near you this Halloween!

5. Go to your local 'scarfest'. Now this is probably one of my favourite things I look forward to. Simon and I like to go to 'Frightmare' near us with our friends. There are so many halloween festivals like this around the UK, you're bound to have one near you. Basically you pay to get the living day lights scared out of you. Usually with live horror attractions, actors and mazes, it's definitely a night to remember.

What are your plans this Autumn beauties?


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What To Watch This Autumn

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What To Watch This Autumn Panasonic
One of my favourite things to do in Autumn is to cosy up in front of the TV with a candle burning, binge watching amazing TV or getting stuck into my favourite movies. I'm all about creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy my favourite programmes and films in. So this means burning my favourite Bath & Body Works Autumn Leaves candle, snuggling up with the cosiest blanket and eating my favourite snacks! I've teamed up with Panasonic to celebrate their Ultra HD 4K TV Panasonic, that delivers the ultimate professional cinema display right in the comfort of your own home! Nothing sets the perfect cosy Autumnal atmosphere, quite like watching your favourite films just as the director envisioned them.
I want to share with you what I'll be snuggling up to watch this Autumn.

1. Stranger Things 2. I'm literally bursting with excitement to watch Stranger Things 2. I loved the first season so much I actually rewatched the entire series in one day! I don't want to give away too much if you haven't watched the first season, so I'm just going to give you a sentence from Netflix's description - "When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl". Stranger Things had millions of us hooked and left us on a real cliffhanger, this Autumn it's back again eeeeek!

2. Harry Potter. You all know by now I'm a massive Harry Potter fan and around this time of year I love to re watch all of the films. To me these are the ultimate cosy Autumnal films, there's nothing better than snuggling up with a Sunday roast and Harry Potter. I've already watched the first two films this year so I'm on to 'The Prisoner Of Askaban". The attention to detail in the Harry Potter series just blows my mind and makes me feel part of the wizarding world!

3. The Apprentice. Maybe not so spooky or Autumnal, but the Apprentice is back and I'm loving it. I love how every year Alan Sugar puts together a team of some of the strongest, intelligent and business savvy candidates, that actually end up looking like a bunch of clowns a lot of them time. Watching them fight over the chance to be Alan Sugar's next business partner, but messing it up along the way is pure TV gold!

4. Hotel Transylvania. Of course I can't not talk about my favourite family Halloween film. Every year I look forward to watching Hotel Transylvania 1&2 and every year they leave me in stitches. The comedy and imagination that have gone into these films is just genius, it's a real gem for the whole family.

5. Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life. If there's one series that has me feeling all the Autumnal feels it's Gilmore Girls! I mentioned before in a previous post, that I had just started watching Gilmore Girls and I was obsessed! Gilmore Girls is set in the festive town of Stars Hollow and focuses on the Mother/Daughter relationship of Lorelei and Rory Gilmore. I was so not ready for Gilmore Girls to be over, I needed more of the sarcastic comedy and cosy festive feels... introducing Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life. A Year In The Life consists of 4 long episodes several years later. We follow our favourite characters through the four seasons and see how life has turned out for them.

I'd love to know what you'll be watching this Autumn beauties?
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5 Ways To Get Ready For Autumn

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Five Ways To Get Ready For Autumn
I'm one of those people who just can't get enough of Autumn and I'm usually completely itching for Autumn to begin by the start of August! I'm already planning Autumn activities and looking forward to all things Autumn. To me it's the best time of the year and everything involved with Autumn just gives me all the feels! Now we're officially at the start of Autumn I want to share with you five ways to get ready for Autumn and how to make the most of this delicious season! (Have I mentioned I love Autumn!?)

1. Get your Autumn candles out. This is probably one of the best ways to start feeling Autumn ready. How can you not feel ready for Autumn with a Pumpkin Spice Candle burning! Now last year I went completely overboard with the Bath & Body Works Autumn candles and thankfully I still have plenty of Autumnal candles left over. My favourites are Salted Caramel, Leaves and Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow. Now this isn't going to stop me buying a ton more probably from Homesense this year! Having those warm spicy scents filling your home will get you feeling oh so Autumnal and cosy.

2. Get your home feeling cosy and Autumnal. One of my favourite things to do this time of year is get my home ready for Autumn. In come the big cosy blankets, warm spicy candles and fairy lights. There is so much Autumn homeware out these days, it's hard not to go overboard. Taking a trip to Homesense/Asda to pick the perfect Autumn bedding and Autumn reef is one of my favourite things to do. In come the little pumpkin ornaments sneaking up to halloween. If this doesn't get you feeling Autumnal - I don't know what will!

3. Sort out your wardrobe and bring in the chunky knits and comfy boots. Now it's time to get you looking and feeling Autumnal. A seasonal shopping trip is on the cards. The weathers getting colder and darker so it's time to embrace those chunky knits and earthy tones. We can get our boots and skinny jeans back out - hooray! Welcome back your favourite cosy scarf and bobble hat! Autumn fashion is so much fun!

4. Get cosy with your favourite books and films. If you're not feeling Autumnal yet then you might need a bit of hand. Around this time of year I start to re watch the Harry Potter series. As you probably already know I'm a massive Harry Potter fan and the films and books give me all the feels! To me there's something so Autumnal and Christmassy about them, they really embrace this season. I love nothing more than having my BBW Leaves candle burning, being snuggled up with a cosy blanket in my little fairy light and pumpkin filled living room and watching Harry Potter or getting stuck into the book! 

5. Eat plenty of roast dinners and perfect the ultimate hot chocolate before Christmas. As the weather gets colder, nothing feels better than eating a home made roast dinner. Having crispy roast potatoes and fluffy yorkshire puddings smothered with gravy back in my life, is one of the best feelings ever! Roast dinner season is officially upon us - isn't it glorious! It's also the perfect time to perfect your Christmas hot chocolate. I like to go all out with the cream and marshmallows and I may even pop in a candy cane if I'm feeling extra Christmassy!


By now you must be feeling ready and raring to go for Autumn! I'd love to know how you get ready for Autumn beauties?


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Stepping Into Autumn | NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Palette

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NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Palette
We can officially call it Autumn without everyone else having a fit that it isn't 'officially' 
Autumn. Well it is now, so bring on all the Autumn goodness! In my first little Autumn post of 2017, I want to talk about the NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Palette. I have been eyeing this up since July time, just waiting for Autumn to come along! This is THE ultimate palette to step into Autumn with.

NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Palette
To me this just screams Autumn, the burnt copper hues and warm golden neutrals will leave you feeling like an actual Autumn leaf! I had never tried any NYX shadows before so couldn't wait to see what they're like. I was very impressed. The shadows are lovely and soft and very pigmented, it's not hard to create a beautiful look. Considering this palette has 16 shades all for just £16 I was almost expecting the quality to be not so great. In fact this holds its own compared to my high end palettes. I'm not usually a high street eyeshadow person, I never use them because I always find myself having to build up the shades soooo much because the pigmentation is just awful and the formula can be dry. The NYX Warm Neutrals Palette is just the opposite - thank god! The shades are gorgeous and blendable, you don't need to use half the pan for it to show up! The shades are just to die for, they're right up my ally and I will be using this all year round. This is probably one of the only palettes in my collection (and I have a lot) that I can really see my self using and loving every shade. The Warm Neutrals palette has a lovely mix of shimmering and matte shades, I usually just stick to shimmer but the mattes are so beautiful in this - I've been converted! 
I'm so impressed with the NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Palette, I really want to try more from the brand. The quality is just unbelievable for the price, if you can't justify forking out £40 for a Naked palette or other high end palettes, then you really don't need to because this does the job perfectly! I happily reach for this over my high end palettes regularly!

I would love to know what else you think I need to try from NYX beauties. Please stay tuned for some more Autumn goodness coming your way!




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DUPE ALERT | L'Oreal Paradise Mascara

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DUPE ALERT L'Oreal Paradise Mascara and Too Faced Better Than Sex
If I had to pick one makeup product that was exploding out of my dressing table because I love trying  so many of, it would have to be mascara... or lipstick or palettes. Ok but today we'll go with mascara! I love trying new mascaras, I'm one of those lucky ones that can kind of get along with most mascaras (I'm sorry ok, don't hate me!). Some of my favourite mascaras come from Maybelline including Lash Sensational. My favourite high end mascara is the Too Faced Better Than Sex. I couldn't ignore the hype from L'Oreal's newest mascara release and I folded and got myself the new L'oreal Paradise Mascara! I haven't actually tried a L'Oreal mascara before so I was very excited to give this one a go. Once I did, I couldn't help but notice it was a complete dupe for my very much loved Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara!

L'Oreal Paradise Mascara
Of course the copper packaging caught my eye and reeled me in and I couldn't wait to try it that next morning. The brush is full and looks identical to the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. This is probably my favourite kind of brush, I'm not that into plastic brushes they can kind of pull my lashes too much, I much prefer the fuller fibre brushes. Immediately this mascara gave me longer fuller lashes and it instantly reminded me of Better Than Sex. Paradise mascara focuses much more on the length than it does the volume. The volume is still nice but it's more for longer more defined lashes. It doesn't take a lot of work to get you your long gorgeous paradise lashes, usually I'm sat there going over and over to get any kind of length! Paradise mascara instantly gives you beautiful long lashes that feel so soft to the touch - it almost feels like you're not wearing any mascara at all! My lashes stay looking perfect all day long without the heaviness of a million coats of mascara. I'm usually very loyal to Maybelline for high street mascaras, but I can honestly say I will buy this again it's that great! (It's not cheating if they're made by the same company right!?)

L'Oreal Paradise Mascara is a complete dupe for Too Faced's Better Than Sex! Down to the brush, the finish and even the packaging slightly! If you can't justify spending £19 on the Too Faced mascara then definitely try the slightly more affordable L'Oreal Paradise mascara at £11.99 - it's just as good!

Have you tried any of these two mascaras beauties?


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Party Makeup Picks

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Beauty Blvd Glitter Lips
Now I'm edging towards my mid 20's, I don't spend as much time drinking and partying. So when I do, it's a real excuse to go all out with the makeup! I'm talking winged eyeliner, big bold lashes and glitter lips! Yes glitter lips. I want to share with you my go to party makeup picks.

Beauty Blvd Glitter Lips
A lip craze new on the block recently are glitter lips. Glitter lips are the perfect statement for festivals, parties or maybe just a Sunday afternoon if you're feeling it! I had been sent some Glitter Lips from Beauty Blvd and to be honest, I wasn't sure when I would have the chance to wear them or if they'd actually be any good! I decided to try them one afternoon and was sooo impressed! The idea of having actual glitter lips is pretty cool but I did think it would be more of a pain than it's worth - I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised. I managed to apply my glitter lips in under five minutes. First off you apply the glue like a lipgloss to one lip and then start packing on the glitter with the applicator. I was expecting to end up with glitter all over my face, all over my makeup desk - just everywhere! In fact there was no fall out at all! The glitter sticks very easy to your lips and the applicator makes it super easy to create an even neat finish. Once you're done you can remove any excess. I was expecting Glitter Lips to be very uncomfortable and messy, I thought I would want to take it off straightaway. In fact I kept my Glitter Lips on for the best part of four hours and even managed to do all my housework feeling like a disco ball! I was able to drink, eat and even kiss without any transfer! The only thing I will say is when I drank from the cup, there was a slight taste of glitter or glue, but nothing major and my lips still looked dazzling! 
I've been so impressed with Glitter Lips I would definitely consider trying more shades. I think these would be perfect for a fun night out or festival weekend! I couldn't recommend Beauty Blvd's Glitter Lips enough if you want to create a fun and flirty party look.

Next on my party makeup picks is the new Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara. You all know I'm a Maybelline mascara girl, so of course this is my go to party mascara. I had always been content with lash sensational for all occasions but Big Shot takes your lashes that one step higher! To me this is lash sensation but bigger, longer and bossier! The volume is unbelievable and I have never had such volumous long lashes and I've tried a fair few mascaras in my time! This is perfect for a night out. I'm a fan of big bold lashes for all occasions, but even for me this is a little too extreme for everyday. This mascara is so easy to use to create gorgeous boss lashes thanks to it's fuller wand - a definite for going out out!

Last but not least of my party makeup picks is my trusty Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner. I used to rock a cat eye most days when I was younger but now I save it for a special occasion. Supercat is my go to, to create a gorgeous winged eye. I find this so easy to use thanks to the marker tip. It's so easy to create a thin defined finish due to the fine point - it's just like a more controlled felt tip! You can easily create a thicker and bolder look depending on how hard you press. I've never expereienced this smudging or rubbing off during the day and I usually do with all other parts of my makeup! Supercat stays bold and black all day and night! If you want to perfect your cat eye or smouldering smokey eye look, then you need to give Supercat a go!


I'd love to know if you've tried any of my party makeup picks beauties? What are your go to party must haves?


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1K NARS Giveaway!

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1K NARS GIVEAWAY
Something very exciting happened recently, I finally hit 1000 Bloglovin' followers and I couldn't be more excited! I've been writing this blog for a couple of years now and I can't quite believe I've hit the 1K mark! To thank you all for the support, followers old and new, I've decided to hold an international NARS giveaway!
You may know that one of my favourite brands is NARS so it feels only fitting to giveaway a NARS blusher and lipstick of your choice to one of my beautiful followers! I can't thank you enough for sticking around (even when I've been having few blogging breaks) and helping me reach this goal!

This giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway closes at 12AM 27/9/17.
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Bourjois Summer Set Free Gift

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Bourjois Summer Set Free Gift
As you guys know, I'm a sucker for a free gift so when I saw the Bourjois Summer Set gift, I just jumped at the chance to get my hands on this. All you need to do is spend £12 on Bourjois products to get this beautiful little gift worth £26!
I've always been loyal to the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, but I thought what a great opportunity to try something else. I picked up the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder. I picked up the lightest shade Vanille. I've been using this everyday for the past week and it shapes up pretty well when compared to Stay Matte. It instantly mattes my makeup and gets rid of any shiny patches, I do have to re apply during a busy day but I think that's pretty normal for me. I would love a translucent shade in this.
The next thing I bought to get my hands on this cute little gift was the Rose d'Or Blush. When I think of Bourjois, these little blushers always spring to my mind, I think one of these blushers may have been one of my first ever makeup purchases as a young girl! These little pots were the original baked blush! Rose d'Or is a beautiful bright pink with a golden shimmer running through it. This is perfect this time of year to add a bit of colour to my look. The texture is lovely and soft and the pigmentation is perfect to add a natural coverage or a brighter finish. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the scent - yes this blusher is iconic and has been around for 150 years, but it doesn't have to smell 150 years old! It has the classic "old granny" rose scent.

Bourjois Summer Set Free Gift
Onto the Summer Set Free Gift! This gift contains three full size products - what a bargain!
The first product I was so excited to try was the Rouge Edition Velvet in Nude-ist. On first application I loved the formula, this is one of those really lovely creamy matte liquid lipsticks, with no drying in site - I'm a sucker for these velvet/matte formulas! The shade is a gorgeous dark pink nude, perfect to add something to your everyday look. I've been very impressed with Nude-ist, I'm for sure going to be adding more to my collection!
Something I'm always excited to try is a mascara. The Bourjois Volume Reveal Adjustable promises to give you volumous unclumpy lashes all day long no matter how many times you re apply. I can't say I'm the type to re apply my mascara through the day, but I do like to pile it on in the morning. I didn't notice any clumping, just long volumous lashes. I'm usually very loyal to my Maybelline Lash Sensational or Too Faced Better Than Sex and this hasn't got me straying for too long. I think it's a great mascara and I will use it all up, but for me there's no wow factor for me to buy it again - a great free gift though!
Lastly we have the Brow Duo Sculpt! This two in one brow pencil helps fill and define your brows with one end and highlight and sculpt with the other. I love the idea of being able to highlight your underbrow to create a perfectly defined look. I think this pencil worked great but I do find a retractile pencil usually gives a sharper and neater finish. I also love a brow pencil with a brush, but I can't expect Bourjois to bring out a brow pencil with three ends now can I!? Overall this pencil is great and comes with a lovely pink champagne highlighter that is perfect for your under brow - I'm just a bit set in my ways!

I've loved trying out some products from Bourjois and I can't deny that this is amazing value! Get your hands on the Bourjois Summer Set Free Gift now at Boots beauties!


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