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As Mother's Day is fast approaching, I thought I would share with you a few last minute gift idea's in case you're struggling to find that perfect gift for your mum or nan. First of all, you can't beat a lovely make-up set and I love this one from Ted Baker. Their gift sets are so gorgeous with hints of rose gold and peonies. The bits of make-up that you get inside the bag are even more dreamy.
Onto fragrance's and I had to add two in that my mum personally chose herself to be included in my post. Starting with 'Lovely' by Sarah Jessica Parker. I sometimes like to borrow this because it smells so good. It works for any occasion and lasts all day.
Another one that is my mum's favourite is 'Intimately' by Victoria Beckham. This is a gorgeous fragrance and get asked a lot what it is that I'm wearing. The bottle is so pretty aswell.

Jewellery is a sentimental gift to get somebody you love and Pandora is the perfect place for that. From charm bracelets, to rings and necklaces, you will find that gift for your mum for mothers day.

Below I have added more idea's for Mother's Day :

 I was recently lucky enough to receive some of the new lovely bits from *Lush's Mother Day range. Starting with *Mother Of Pearl which has a marble effect. I always find the floral scents a little overpowering for me, but this however is very gentle enough for me to thoroughly enjoy. The scent reminds me of freshly washed bed sheets, so I could imagine that when I get into the bath it will be just like slipping into a freshly made bed. I'm looking forward to giving this a try.

This cute bear shaped massage bar intrigues me. *Honey Bear smells divine! I actually used him after my shower yesterday morning and my skin was nice and soft. Didn't feel greasy as I did expect that from a massage bar, but it felt lovely to use.

Not going to lie, when I saw this bath bomb called *Madame President, the first thing I thought of was the ball that is in Toy Story. But back to bomb, I'm not sure on the scent of it but I can't wait to see the colours it will make my bath water.
Lastly is this soap called *Purple Loosestrife, you have to agree that this is a gorgeous soap. The design is so pretty, makes me not want to use it! I always wanted to try a lavender and violet scented soap because they are some of my favourite, relaxing scents. Looking forward to giving this a try in the evenings.
1. Pick up some home decor pieces for Spring. I have my eye on this Gold Tealight Holder that I saw on Megan's Instagram story.

2. Get my hands on some Pixi skincare - after hearing so many great things about their glow tonic, I feel like now is the time to try it!

3. Make some delicious healthy smoothies. Time to dig out my blender and buy some colourful fruits. I used to love having a strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with some oats in my morning smoothies.

4. Spring clean - move around some bits on my dressing table and throw out some things. Give old books to charity, put away the winter clothes and bring out the Spring scents in candles.

5. Invest in some pretty daffodils and tulips to make my bedroom feel fresh and brighter.

6. Bake some Rice Crispy Cakes (recipe here) love adding mini eggs because why not?

7. Book myself in for a new hair do for Spring/Summer.

8. Paint my nails in some pretty neutral colours. Essie's Eternal Optimist is a gorgeous blush pink.

9. Buy this lovely blouse from Topshop before it sells out again!

10. Continue to eat healthy. Loving Linda McCartney food range especially the leek and cheese plaits.

Seeing as tomorrow it is Valentines Day, I thought I would share with you what is in my make-up bag for the occasion. The bag in the photo is from Ted Baker which I got for Christmas and I am in love with it. I don't have any plans for the day, except maybe watch a film and cook a nice meal!

Prime my face using the Too Faced Hangover Primer.
Apply the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in the shade 'Ivory'.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer & Benefit Boi-ing Strength Concealer.
Finish the base with the Glossier Wowder Setting Powder.
Apply the Becca Highlighter in 'Champagne Pop' to the tops of my cheeks and down my nose.
Brush on the Glossier Cloud Paint in 'Puff'

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Prime Potion
Nars Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette.
Black liner using the GiGi Maybelline Liquid Liner
Long lashes using the GiGi Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Shape my brows using the Benefit Cosmetics Ka Brow in 'No3'
Set my brows using the Glossier Boy Brow in 'Brown'

Clinique Lip Colour & Prime in 'Love Pop'
NYX Soft Matte Lip in 'Antwerp'
Ted Baker Lipstick in 'Red'

Set all the make-up with a setting spray. I love the Kat Von D 'Lock It' - Urban Decay Setting Spray. I actually got this for a bargain from TK Maxx!
I feel a hint of Spring in the air, tulips and daffodils blooming, I suddenly have the urge to Spring clean my room and buy all of the dreamy Spring pieces that have been slowly creeping into shops. Here are my top home picks for spring!



1. Make the most of the cold Winter days before Spring arrives by having Lush baths, lots of coffee and cosy knitwear.

2. Find the perfect pancake recipe ready for pancake day on the 13th. I am SO excited for the usual lemon and sugar. What's your favourite pancake topping?

3. Pick up these ASOS Peachy Pyjamas.

4. Use my beloved Unicorn Horn from Lush in a late night bath.

5. Organise everything. From make-up to clothes.

6. Hunt down some Cadbury's Mini Eggs.

7. Treat myself to a milk frother for my coffees. I have my eye on this Nespresso one.

8. Get a Spring scented candle for my bedroom. This one from Yankee Candle sounds amazing.

9. Continue to eat the Linda McCartney Cheese & Leek Plaits which are SO good!

10. Splurge on some Too Faced products now they are on Cult Beauty.
As we are now in February, I thought I would share what I have been loving. From music to movies. It was hard to narrow it down to just five as I have discovered so much since the start of the new year.

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
I have been obsessed with the film and the music ever since I saw it for the first time with my friends. It is the same love I had for La La Land. The cast, choreography, story line and music just mesmerised me to the point that as soon as I got into the car to go home, I was already playing the soundtrack from Spotify. I did see it for a second time and hoping to go to the sing-along version at my local cinema because then at least I can show off my knowledge of the songs and don't care if I make a fool of myself.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S On Netflix
Of course I couldn't forget that I have been watching Friends every single day on Netflix. Although I have the full boxset on DVD, I could not just leave it un-watched on my account. My boyfriend is currently watching them all with me (for the first time) and he is suddenly understanding all the reference's I have made in my every day life from the show. I've become obsessed with the 90's fashion and just want to re-create some of the girls looks.

Learning To Drive
One thing I did not think I would enjoy and that is learning to drive. I took lessons a few years ago and honestly, I never enjoyed them. Now with my new instructor who is so fab and patient, I am loving the driving life. I have tackled my fears of roundabouts and parking, which both of them I am now very comfortable with doing. I can't wait for the day I pick up for my first car and have a driving license.

Pampering My Skin
Every evening I have been giving my skin that extra bit of attention, leaving my skin so soft and glowing in the morning. I have been using the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser after I have used my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. Both products make my skin so happy!

Re-shuffling My Bedroom
I wanted to make my bedroom a little cosier during the colder months. I added books to shelves, scattered candles throughout my room and added green plants. I'm very happy with the turnout and every time I am now in it, I feel relaxed and calm.
Valentines day is just around the corner and I have been reaching for my favourite red and pink lipsticks. My plans for the day is at home, with a movie on Netflix and sweet treats. Maybe if we're feeling adventurous than we will find a nice homemade meal to cook from Jamie Oliver's cooking book. But to mark the occasion, I tend to wear a pink or red lip for the day. I thought I would share with you my top picks if you're on the look out for that perfect date night lip for your look.

A new favourite that I have been reaching for is Smashbox Just Hit Play Matte Lipstick which is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. It has good pigmentation that applies without tugging on the lips, as the texture is creamy with a light slip.

I picked two from my NYX Soft Matte collection, starting with 'Antwerp', a very bright pink with undertones of orange. Lastly from the pinks is 'Tokyo' which is very bold yet a very fun colour to wear during spring and summer.

For the reds I always tend to reach for my Clinique Matte Lip in 'Ruby Pop' as this is by far the best red lipstick I have ever tried. Deep pigment, long lasting, non-drying and I can't recommend this anymore!

Lastly is a lipstick I have had for a long time and is my go to date night lip. Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 01 is a fab red lipstick as it is a very deep colour. It glides on your lips perfectly and lasts a long time. For a drugstore lipstick, this is the perfect one to get your hands on.
I have picked up a few pink things this month and these are all of my favourites. While I was in Jack Wills the other day, I picked up a few of their bralet's as they were on sale. I picked up this blush pink one which is super comfortable and I have been wearing it under a slouchy jumper. For my coffee's in the morning, I have been going back to this mug from Homesense that I got a while ago now, but I'm still obsessed with it.

There is no surprise that I wouldn't forget to add some Glossier products. I came home to the Solution Skin Protector that I ordered a few weeks ago and I am loving it. A full review will be coming very soon if you are interested. Another from Glossier is there Wowder Setting Powder that has been added in my make-up routine. I'm so impressed with it's staying power and it's ability to not making my skin look dull and flat.

For beauty, the Too Faced Hangover Primer has been a huge life saver over the cold frosty weather we have been having. This particularly hydrates my skin and stops my make-up from clinging to my dry patches on my skin. The Maybelline Gigi West Lash Sensational Mascara has been giving my eyes great definition and length to my lashes.

Lastly, I placed a cheeky Antropologie sale order and in the box contained this very cute coaster with a fawn on. This looks dreamy on my bookcase alongside my books.
What were your favourite products in January?
This weekend I'm off to Devon and I honestly can't wait for the sea air and the amount of fish & chips I will be eating. I thought I would share with you what I will be getting up to whilst I'm there.

1. Bake a batch of cookies, I'm planning on trying to make these chocolate crinkle cookies.

2. Have a splurge in the biggest Primark in Plymouth.

3. Go and see the new Maze Runner movie. I'm going to tempt to have a big marathon of all the others before we go and see the newest one.

4. Paint my nails in a Spring colour. I'm thinking Essie's Mint Candy Apple.

5. Go for walks along the pebbled beach early in the morning and in the evening.

6. Visit the small cafe close by for their giant pancakes.

7. Take a trip to Rockfish which is the best place for fish and chips in Dartmouth. You get endless supply of chips and free water.

8. Pick up some fresh flowers on the journey back home.

9. Visit the amusements and get as many tickets as we can to get the cheesiest prize.

10. Try and take some outfit photos while I'm down there for Instagram.
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