Friday, 30 December 2016

My Blogging Story+ Blogging Goals for 2017


I 've literally been thinking of all the area's I would love to grow in where blogging is concerned for 2017 because so much has changed in terms of my blog and even me. 

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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Give your home a fresh start for 2017




I literally cant believe that in a few days we are going to be in a new year this year just went by so fast even with its highs and lows I have to admit overall its been a good year. So before Christmas and all the festivities I started going through loads of my wardrobe because I can be a bit of a hoarder and I didn't want to go into 2017 with that mentality, in fact I have been looking for some books on living a more minimal lifestyle so if you know any good books please leave a comment down below.


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Friday, 23 December 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANK YOU!




Just wanted to write a short post to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas you are the real MVP's I also wanted to thank you for your kind comments on my blog and my Instagram page. May your Christmas be truly heartfelt as you make memories with friends and family. Your support means the world to me especially those that were there from the beginning when I would randomly post because I was looking for a Hobby and an outlet to express myself through blogging.I would have never anticipated that blogging would have developed into such a passion and this blog has evolved so much and will continue to.
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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Mini Superdrug Makeup Haul Plus a Special Gift( Blogmas Day 6)





So a few days ago I went to superdrug with plans to get nail polish I saw some really nice nailpolishes in an advert on YouTube where the bottle had a ribbed effect on it so I was like I need to have them in my life. So after arriving at Superdrug all the plans of getting nail polish went out the window when I saw the palette's and other new makeup products they were displaying. To be honest I wanted a new pallet I am one of those people that eye shadow can sometimes look a bit heavy when applied to my face if its not balanced well so when I buy an eye shadow it would last for long or like most people some colours don't even get touched. 


The makeup revolution set up stood out to me the most because there was so much choice I stood their for ages because everything was so beautiful I could have easily walked out of Superdrug with 3 palettes guilt free they were all so nice. I've made it my aim in 2017 to do more eyeshadow looks so I will do a review on the palette in in a separate blog post but firstly let me list the makeup bits that I bought.





1. Makeup Revolution Eye Shadow Beyond Flawless Matte Palette- This Pallete had all my favourite matte colours. In the whole palette the colours are very understated and beautiful theirs a wide range of beige, pinks and brown which are amazing base colours with brighter tones. I have tried a few of the darker colours and their also very pigmented. I am extremely excited to review this palette more in dept as well as do some swatches for you.



2. Sleek True Colour Lipstick (In the colour Dare)-  This lipstick to be honest was so AMAZING! it needed a seperate blog post of its own will be doing a separate review will let you know when that post is up. To be honest their was 2 colours in this range that I was drawn to but because I had a similar colour to one of them and the one I eventually bought was so nice that I couldn't leave it I just bought one. My only complaint is that I want more of it I wish this lipstick was bigger because it is going to be my new Fall/Winter Staple.

3. Revoholic Lips(Special Gift)- I picked up one palette and the baked highlighter and the store assistant showed me 3 free gifts you can choose from with this purchase there was Revoholic Lips, Revoholic Eyes and Revoholic Cheeks. To be totally honest I wanted all of them I spent what was like forever in the store deciding on the special gift because my favourite makeup is lipstick and I would actually use all the colours but I was so tempted by the other two gifts I picked them up put them down thought seriously about getting another palette just so I can get another one. But I had gifts to purchase for birthdays and Christmas also but I'm sure I will end up in Superdrug again before Christmas so hopefully I can get my hands on the other two gifts Ha!







4.Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighter in Rose Gold Lights- This highlighter is beautiful, its so soft and all I can think about is summer when I apply it to my makeup it is inexpensive but the quality of it is not. I will leave the full price of all items in the haul and the links also. I am definitely going out to get my hands on another one.(Smiles)



So this haul might seem like a short one but I purchased not only makeup products but non makeup products also I will be posting some of the items I got on my Instagram page so you can follow me Here! to see some of the pictures I will be posting.

1. Makeup Revolution Eye Shadow Beyond Flawless Palette 
£8.00 and you can find it Here!
2. Sleek True Colour Lipstick £4.99 and you can find it Here!
3. Makeup Revolution Revoholic Lips( Special Gift)- Free gift when you spend over£10 on Makeup Revolution Products
4.Makeup Revolution  Baked Highlighter in Rose Gold Lights £3.00 and you can find it Here!



So this is my final Blogmas Post I will probably have a few more Christmas Post so be sure to subscribe and Leave a Comment.

Once Again Thank you Reading,
Happy Holidays,
.Tas
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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Product Review: Glittery Floral Scents( Blogmas Day 5)

Hey Lovelies,

For today's Blogmas post I got something a bit more different than usual because I've been shopping for Christmas quite a lot and as a Blogger I really enjoy the new products that you find on the shelf that are not usual mainstream brands that I'm use to because you find some lovely finds that later on become a big success. For instance I received an Amazon Kindle Fire when it just came out on Christmas a few years back from my husband and it wasn't that popular and it retailed at £99.00 I raved to everyone I knew about that product its such a powerful piece of tech its like using a laptop and I feel it wasn't given as much credit as it deserves. Now it retails at over £300.00 so I'm a big fan of the newbies due to that product because you just never know.

So I was shopping in a store and I purchased some well known brands and some not so well known products and I couldn't leave this glittery little number, it was inexpensive and to be honest what got me was the packaging it could have had socks in it and I probably would have bought it Ha!


So this gliterry rose gold lace number is the White Grace Eau De Toilet. On the back of the box it says that its inspired by elegance and beauty, smell gorgeous all day long. A luxurious floriental scent with comforting Sandalwood and Patchouli wrapped in gentle Rose and White Jasmine. This product is apart of the Tesco Range and Tesco came ready to serve this year when it comes to packaging and gift sets.

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Yummy Shortbread Cookies that wont make it to the end of Christmas( Blogmas Day 4)



I've mentioned a few times in previous food post that I'm not the greatest of bakers when it comes to sweet items unless the recipe is uber easy. You can literally count on one hand all the sweet items I can bake and that includes corn bread, apple crumble, apple and peach crumble and a vanilla sponge. Rather than staying away from the kitchen after a few baking blunders I am slowly adding other recipes to my sweet baking list so  for today's recipe I'm sharing with you a shortbread cookie recipe that I have perfected. (Yay! Happy Dance)

I absolutely love this recipe it is so easy to bake with children also and for the insistent little ones that want to leave some for Santa you can pair it with a glass of milk on Christmas Eve Night. The ingredients that are listed are for a really big batch it yields 4-5 dozen cookies so if you are trying to stay on a diet during Christmas I suggest you make a smaller batch by cutting the measurements in half because these cookies are extremely moreish.(can't say I didn't warn you Ha!).



INGREDIENTS

2cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1⁄2cups powdered sugar
2tablespoons vanilla extract
4cups flour
2teaspoons baking powder



DIRECTIONS

1.Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or generously spray with non stick spray.

2.Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and beat until combined.

3.In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Add slowly to butter mixture on low speed. 

4.Do not overbeat! Only mix until flour is incorporated

5.Form dough into big ball and place in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

6.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll out chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter or you can use a pizza cutter and make squares or rectangles. Another option is to roll into a log and cut 1/4 inch thick slices.

7.Using a spatula, transfer to cookie sheets leaving about 1/2 inch between cookies.

8.Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet and then transfer to cooling rack.




 These are so good -- you are going to wish you doubled the recipe!
I hope you enjoy the recipe if you decide to try it also if you make any corrections to the recipe, add icing or put your own  twist on it feel free to let myself/ other readers know in the comment below. And lastly if you have any other festive recipes or recipes in general you would like me to try be sure to leave a comment down below.


Happy Holidays,

Tas



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Thursday, 15 December 2016

I'm Dreaming of a Gold Christmas: Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Gold( Blogmas Day 3)

 Add a little sprinkle of gold to your smile this Christmas 

If you want to add that extra sparkle this Christmas try using Beverly Hills Formula’s new Perfect White GOLD toothpaste which contains real gold particles.

Perfect White Gold offers fantastic teeth whitening results with the added benefits of gold, which is known for its anti-bacterial properties, anti-inflammatory action and can also increase blood flow.

Low in abrasion, Perfect White Gold toothpaste helps remove surface and deep stains caused by tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco and spicy foods, to brighten, lighten and whiten your teeth.

Regular use of Perfect White Gold toothpaste will also help to prevent tartar build up, effectively keeping your teeth whiter for longer.



So I'm excited to present to you Beverly Hills formula's latest tooth whitening product, I must say I was so excited to receive this product in the mail because the first product I used  by Beverly Hills Formula was their black charcoal toothpaste and I loved it I will be doing a review on the blog of that toothpaste in the new year so subscribe so you can be notified. I've just received this product so I can't really give my thoughts on it just yet but I will give you an update when I have had a chance to use it some more. However, I love the new packaging and judging by their previous tooth whitening product I am looking forward to trying this one.*

I love teeth whitening products because I  really do believe that "A great smile is always in fashion" and since meeting Beverly Hills Formula at the blogger festival I've been such a fan of their whitening products. 

I am so grateful to Beverly hills formula for sending me their product and I have left some information down below if you would like to know where to purchase this product as well as any of their other products in their teeth whitening range.







Beverly Hills Formula Perfect Gold £5.49 is available from Superdrug stores and superdrug.com and Lloyds Pharmacy.



For more information visit www.beverlyhillsformula.com



Happy Holidays,

Tas



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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

My Rose Gold Faves: My top 5 favourite items( Blogmas Day2)



Hey Lovelies,

While shooting some of the pictures for Blogmas my camera would just shut off or there would be some weird smudge in the same place on all of my pictures it was driving me "Christmas Crazy" so I realised after loads of attempts that my camera was broken so I got a new camera and I must say I'm not so sad anymore that the camera broke because my picture quality with this new camera is heaps better. So I'm going to be posting like mad to catch up when it comes to Blogmas but it would be totally worth it when you see what I got in store for you. 

So in 2016 rose gold became the craze every where and I am in love with all things rose gold I really believe that if  everything I owned was rose gold I would be one happy beauty blogger. I came up with this post because new look was selling a rose gold sequenced dress that I was tempted to get for new year and when I had to pick the colour for my Iphone 7 I didn't even hesitate to think about the colour.

So even though I've got alot of items in rose gold I wanted to list my top 5 items that I am sligtly in love with so here goes:

1.SK Lashes- These lashes come in a beautiful rose gold packaging and the eyelashes are so beautiful I will definitely be doing a review on these on the blog when I do my next makeup look.

2.PNY Rose Gold Phone Charger - I don't leave home without it I charge it up put it in my bag and I am ready to go, no matter how long my days are I am never left with a dead battery.



3. The Vivid Baked Highlighter- This product was by makeup revolution and its in the shade rose gold lights I literally couldn't leave superdrug without it I cant wait to do loads of makeup looks with this highlighter.

4.Rose Gold Earring Stud Earrings- I purchased these from primark and I wear them all of the time they are so every day and they have a sense of sophistication to them without being overdone their really cute especially if your hair is up in a top knot. Also they are inexpensive think I got them for a £1.50.

5.Rose Gold Glittery Leaf Earrings- Purchased these from primark a while back and all I thought of when I saw them was new year their just so elegant and glittery they would add a touch of glitter if your wearing a white/ beige top when your bringing in the new year.




Well I hope you like my celebration of all things rose gold, I would love to know what rose gold items are your favourites I'm currently looking for some measuring spoons and cups in rose gold to get some baking done.  Leave a comment down below and don't forget to subscribe.


Happy Holidays,

Tas



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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Secret Santa:Affordable and Useful Gift Idea's for Him/Her (Blogmas Day 1)




This is my first Christmas Post I will be doing many more because I am doing 6 days of Blogmas counting down to Christmas or the last few days before Christmas wohooo. As you can see this post is regarding Secret Santa and to your shock horror I must confess that I am a self confessed secret santa hater( yes you read right) without going into a total rant about the reason's why I hate secret santa from the nervousness you feel when you pick the names because you don't want someone difficult to buy for or where office parties are concerned someone you know absolutely nothing about(gloves and hat set it is). The second reason I dislike secret santa without sounding totally ungrateful is the gift choices I know its the thought that counts but the secret santa exchange is rarely balanced you either put so much effort to buy a lovely gift for someone and you walk away with a glove and hat set or a pack of incense or in another case of mine nothing at all or you put little effort and your secret santa thinks your the most rubbish gift purchaser in the history of Christmas and avoid you like the plague for all future secret santa's. So this post had to be done because despite I'm not a professional to say the least theirs some Secret Santa gifts you can get without breaking the bank that are quality items that will leave your  secret santa's with a smile when they open their gift.



PERSONALISED ITEMS

Who doesn't love an item that is personalised, before when you wanted to buy something personalised you had to spend a bit of money but now it is so much easier to get a personalised item whether its a mug, a coaster, a diary, a pen, a christmas bauble, a shirt, a bath robe(which I'm getting done this year for the hubby so don't tell him), a key ring, an apron you can personalise just about anything these days. Also personalised doesn't always have to be someone's name or face it could be a quote or something you know about them 2 Christmas's ago I got a mug with the Superman S on it and the words Super Brother for a family friend that mug cost me £3.99 at Card Factory here in the UK  and he loved it (sips tea). Also I got a candle personalised with a quote friends are a guiding light for 2.99 for a friend,in terms of a secret Santa that have a £5/$5-£10/$10 you can pair that item with other bits and bobs so even if they don't like your personal options they are bound to be smiling at the one thing you got them that they can relate to as well as use around the house. 

Another place that does inexpensive personalised items is Ebay, gosh their my go to my friend even got me an a A4 picture made out of jigsaw puzzle with pictures of a few moments with my husband and our marital name  in the middle all fancy that made me cry when I received it and it is probably my favourite Chritmas Gift to date everyone that comes to my home always gives compliments about it and its really inexpensive. Another place that does great personalised items is Amazon, there are many online and physical stores that do personalised items and even cards all around the world and here in the UK but I wanted to list a few that no matter where you are you can know what online store I'm talking about.



JEWELLERY AND  HIGH STREET WATCHES

Your probably like there is no way I am splashing out loads of money on my secret santa on jewellery or a watch well you don't have to these days there are some really nice quality watches that are affordable as well as jewellery. For Instance jewellerybox.co.uk do some fabulous inexpensive jewellery they also do free postage and packaging if you spend over £10, and you can also get free personalisation on some of the pieces. I love their products because you can get real jewellery that is memorable without breaking the bank. They also do mens item which are inexpensive like bracelets just in case you want to get your son, brother or husband something for secret santa and you can even get that engraved. I had a chance to do a photo shoot with some of jewellery boxes pieces so just in case you want to see that post its Here! and if you want to do some shopping for Christmas you can find them Here!. By the way if you hate wrapping gifts their packaging is so cute and "instagrammable" you just have to receive it and put it under the tree.

 For watches a lot of the highstreet stores do some amazing watches for quite reasonable prices one of my favourites I've got to say is New Look their watches have been really beautiful from rose gold to floral prints, dimante's, gold straps ect because some days you want a casual watch that still looks nice this is perfect for a female secret santa and by the way they do watches for male secret santa's to not a wide range but they've got a few good ones. New Look's watches range between £15-£20 and you can find them all Here!. I will be doing a blog post in Blogmas with Gift Idea's for Him so you will have a wide range of idea's for gifts for men I must admit I struggle in this area but I've got some male helpers to help me. There are also other high street stores that do inexpensive nice watches like H & M check out this cute one thats under £7.00 Here or Dorothy Perkins and Primark you'll be surprised at the finds you get in the high street stores.



MEN'S WALLETS AND PURSES

I don't know about you but I just love receiving a purse for Secret Santa we all have to put our money into something stylish and I feel even if someone has one already they might be like me in terms of alternating purses sometime according to occasion or when they change their handbag or they might need one just when theirs is broken and yours might come in handy. You can get a really lovely inexpensive purse from primark, next, H and M and the list continues and purses range in value so no matter the value placed on your secret santa gift your bound to find something I'm sure.  Men's walletts are the same their are loads of choices on the high street  as well as on amazon and ebay.



JUMPERS,CARDIGANS AND KNITS

There has been so much sales that despite there are some cardigans and knits that are quite expensive you can find some in the sales for under £20.00/$20.00 and you can get a jumper for a male secret santa or female. Also with Christmas on the way a Christmas sweater/cardigan would be great also their are quite a lot of inexpensive ones.

ORGANISERS AND PLANNERS FOR 2017

I love Organisers, Planners and Diary's for 2017 the girlier the better and alot of them are not that expensive and you can get ones for male and female. I've probably purchased 1 calender and 2 organisers already and we haven't even hit Christmas yet. Those men and women with busy lifestyles will appreciate you for it and if your stationary geek like me that will be an item that will easily become one of their favourite gifts once the new year comes. Also for an added touch you can even get a personalised pen to go with it or even buy an organiser or planner thats personalised.




GET YOUR SECRET SANTA WHAT THEY WANT OR NEED

When I say get your secret santa what they want or need its in the range of being able to afford it  and whether it is relevant to the secret santa your purchasing the item for.(macbooks and a Mercedes anyone ha). Every time around Christmas and the months leading up to it whether its work colleagues, familys or friends I always listen out or keep an eye out for what a person might want or need. This has helped me to get it right when it come's to buying secret santa gifts for my husband that has left him pretty happy on Christmas Day. You probably notice that a colleague in the office loves makeup get them makeup or a makeup voucher for Mac/ Bobby Brown ect. One of your sister's son's coat is looking slightly worn buy a coat. Your mum keeps talking about this yankee candle scent for ages buy it for her. Sometimes people make purchasing a secret santa gift for them easier without knowing it don't make it difficult for yourself.



MAKING LIFE EASIER

There is so many gift ideas I could have come up with I could have listed a list of 50- 100 types of gifts but I didn't want to complicate your decision making when sometimes it can be hard as it is to decide on a secret santa gift especially when their are so much factors to think about sometimes. So I wanted to prepare you with a range of gift ideas that no matter whether you pick a male or a female out of that  hat or box you will have an idea already of what your getting and you and your secret santa can enjoy secret santa. As I was writing this post I really went down memory lane because I remembered the secret santa's I have took part in where a few people were happy with their gifts others were upset to the point of tears while a few were furious. I think that if its going to get to that extreme we have to realise that Christmas is about giving and not just giving anything for the sake of giving but giving your best. I'm still getting loads of gifts for friends and family  and maby next year I'll take part in secret santa since my gift getting has gotten slightly better over the years also, eh who knows lol. 

I will be putting a few more gift idea post up soon so subscribe to be notified of these and if you have any more gift ideas that is equally great for a guy or a girl please leave a comment down below. Also if you want some more places to get some of the items I have listed inexpensively leave a comment below.




Happy Holidays,

Tas









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Monday, 28 November 2016

Natural Hair World Macadamia Oil Range Review








A short while ago I was contacted by the friendly team at Natural World to try out their Macadamia Oil  Ultra Nourishing hair care range on my dry sometime damaged hair. Infused with Macadamia Oil and 4 essential oils (Rosemary,Lemon Grass, Orange and Ylang Ylang) to gently cleanse hair whilst  adding moisture to leave hair beautifully soft. Also their products are free from parabens, phosphatws, dyes and gluten with 95% natural ingredients and certified Macadamia Oil.

Ideal for dry damaged hair the Macadamia Oil uses an ultra nourishing formula to reveal* soft and shiny hair. After one use hair is left replenished , smoothed and with added shine.

The Natural World Macadamia Oil Range includes:

  • Ultra Nourishing Shampoo 500ml/1L
  • Ultra Nourishing Conditioner 500ml/1L
  • Ultra Nourishing Hair Treatment Oil 25ml/100ml
  • Ultra Nourishing Hair Mask 200ml

You've heard me speak about my struggle with dry hair in my other hair care reviews especially in the winter months so I wasn't surprised when I took Natural Worlds Hair Quiz on their website that they recommended their Macadamia Oil Range for dry hair.

I am so fussy when it comes to the products I use in my hair that I do extremely honest reviews so I hope you will appreciate my thoughts and feedback on this range.

MY HAIR TYPE

For those who haven't read my previous blog post my hair type is extremely curly coily hair thats very thick with low porosity. I do a lot of blow drying and sometime straightening because its very hard to manage when its in its natural state. The length of my hair at the moment is nearly bra strap length which is a shock to me because it can get very dry especially in the winter months, I guess it goes to show that no matter your hair type if you use the right products your hair will love you for it and grow.





THE SHAMPOO



 First of all I would like to say that the Shampoo smells lovely it was slightly clear in colour and thick in consistency. I used quite a bit of the shampoo because I expected it to lather but it doesn't lather which could be a positive since a lot of shampoos that lather have a high amount of soap and other 
chemicals that strip the hair of its natural moisture. While using the shampoo I realised  I was able to run my fingers through my hair and it left my scalp looking quite clean when I glanced in my shower mirror so I am extremely happy with the Shampoo.


THE CONDITIONER

The  Conditioner has a nice smell also it was more of a milky consistency and the Conditioner did have a slight lather to it. In terms of the Conditioner I felt that a little went a long way and I felt it complemented the Shampoo perfectly because it left my hair feeling rather soft. Another additional plus after I used to conditioner was that I noticed the colour of my hair looking more vibrant because it can look a bit dull because of the fact that it gets really dry so I noticed the vibrancy and the shine right away.


THE HAIR MASK


In terms of the Hair Mask smell you will either love it or hate it or think its alright I think the smell for the most part of the mask is alright I have tried a lot of hair mask and who doesn't love a good hair mask.For the most part their not really fruity with high scents some hair mask smell horrible but this one is quite good. The mask isn't as thick as the conditioner and its a very milky in consistency.I sectioned my hair in 4 parts to apply, the first time I tried using a larger amount and the second time I used a more smaller amount. In regards to applying it does show up quite clear on the hair so it is slightly hard to judge whether all the strands are coated but a small amount seems to be fine now that I realised that.  The instructions were to leave for 5 minutes or for extra conditioning if your hair is extremely dry or damaged leave for 20 minutes I left it on for 20 minutes which is probably no shock to you. After rinsing my hair  it was extremely soft and I could run my fingers through it.



THE HAIR TREATMENT OIL

This oil smells amazing I used it a few times in my hair in various styles and I smell it every time so its a lasting smell.My husband even said my hair or my new perfume smells nice Lol. Another positive of the hair oil is that it gives your hair a nice feel to it. I added it to my hair after using the mask and I really thought it couldn't get any better boy was I wrong my hair felt so nice that I just wanted to apply it and run my fingers through my hair all day and all night, this product is my official staple.




MY OVERALL THOUGHTS ON THE RANGE 

I usually try one product out of an entire range or maybe two so this is the first time I am trying the full range of a product and I've got to say I was not disappointed. Overall this range is amazing  and I am a strong advocate of natural products now because of this, the fact that you can get  all these benefits to your hair and its 95% natural has left me shouting a loud  Wohooooo. In terms of the entire range like every range there are some strong favourites the oil and the conditioner are probably the best I have come across and I have tried ALOT of hair care oils and conditioners. The range does exactly what it says I noticed the shine and softness in my hair straight away before and after applying all of the products. I feel so privileged and thankful to Natural World for sending me their range gosh their great and another plus is their affordable you can purchase them from beautyandthebunch.com(Click Here)/02072997400 RRP's from £3.49, the reality is most natural products are £7.00 and above and some of them aren't nice at all so these products are affordable and they work what more can you ask for. I am now a Natural World Customer I will be sure to come back for more once my bottles are finish.



If you would like to try Natural World's Quiz like to see what's the best range for you check them out Here!



Also I've left a list of all the platforms their on so you can  stay connected with them to know when their doing giveaways or they are launching new products 
Twitter@naturalworld
Facebook Natural World Hair
Instagram:@naturalworld




I hope you've enjoyed today's post 

And once again thank you for reading.


Tas

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Monday, 14 November 2016

Jewlerry Box Karma Launch and Photo Shoot



So a few months back I got invited to attend the launch of jewellery boxes Karma Range it was such an stunning launch and I loved the photo shoot with my new personalised piece. I wanted to share the photo's from the day because words cant truly express the beauty and thought that went into this event. 

Jewellery boxes decor and sweet arrangement is always so instagrammable that I really struggled with choice as to which photo's to put in today's blog post  but I'm sure you will enjoy all of their photo's their photographer made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera and she did an amazing job capturing the whole day. I cant thank Jewellery box enough for inviting me to this launch its one that I wont forget especially since I've got my beautiful personalised piece to remind me.*
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Monday, 7 November 2016

My First #2:Garnier Micellar Water




MY FIRST THOUGHTS ON MICELLAR WATER

There's been so much reviews on micellar water,to be honest for the most part they have all been positive. When I first heard about micellar water I didn't have any idea what it was later on I learnt it was a makeup remover based on some of the reviews I briefly heard on YouTube which didnt grab my attention much because I was very happy with what I was using, so I decided to purchase the Garnier Micellar Water from my local Boots so I can finally give it a try for myself. So with that said....

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Monday, 3 October 2016

GET TO KNOW ME TAG






So I've finally decided on the questions I wanted to do for the get to know me post. I don't know about you but I love a get to know me tag whether its Blogs or YouTube I just like learning about the person behind the blog or the person I am watching the video about especially if I am subscribed to their blog or channel so with that said here's my Get to know me Tag.

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

MY THINK PINK GIVEAWAY



Hey Lovelies,

I am so excited to be doing my first giveaway, I'm so sorry it took me this long but I wanted to giveaway something that I really loved and that my readers would love especially the ones that have stuck with me from the beginning. I cant think of  a better way to do my first giveaway than this. Its a win win for all of us I will be donating, where all raising awareness and some of you will be getting some breast cancer awareness pink phone rechargers courtesy of PNY you can check them out Here!. I also spoke briefly about PNY in my blogpost on the blogger festival and you can have a read of that Here!.

So all the details to enter my giveaway to win these uber cute phone rechargers are on my Instagram profile @hiddenbeau_tblog.*






Like I mentioned in my Instagram Post I will be donating to Breast Cancer Care you can donate also if you'd like. Actually, it will be amazing if you donate, any contribution is significant and you can find them Here!

Some other charities if you'd like to donate are:

Leave a comment below about your thoughts on cancer, on Instagram I shared some personal info about family and friends that have either won or loss the battle to cancer. To be honest it really does impact all of our lives.

Best of Luck with the Giveaway,

Tas
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

HEALTHY SUMMER ROLLS with A SPICY DIPPING SAUCE( COOKING WITH THE SCHOOL OF WOK)

So summer is officially gone and its Autumn and I am so excited I love Autumn its one of my favourite seasons but these summer rolls are so yummy they can be eaten no matter what season it is so I had to share them with you. Full Details on the recipe can be found on the bottom and if you want to check out the School of Wok you can find them Here!

A few weeks back I got chosen to be a judge at Square Meal Events Live I was helping them judge the winner for the Canape Cup Competition. Before I did that I saw a few cooking master classes for Vietnamese food that the School of Wok was hosting so I couldn't resist. I will apologise in advance if you see a lot of chinese, japanese or vietnamese food on the blog their like my favourite types of food. With that said I promise I will cook some other type of dishes so subscribe to my mailing list so you wont miss other healthy recipes or let you me know what types of food you would like to see on the blog.







SUMMER ROLLS WITH NUOC MAM CHAM

Ingredients
1 pack rice paper wraps

The Filling
50g of dried vermicelli noodles;prepared &chopped into strands approx 5-6cm
1/2 head of gem lettuce, shredded
1 red pepper, chopped finely into match sticks
1/2 cucumber, chopped finely into match sticks
1 spring onion, chopped finely into match sticks
50g peanuts, roughly crushed or chopped fresh mint coriander

Spicy Dipping Sauce

1 large lime, juiced
(approx. 3 tablespoons.)
1 clove of garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons of fish sauce or light soy
3 tablespoon of rice vinegar
1/2 or more(depending on taste) small fresh  red Birdseye chilli, sliced or chopped.

Preparation

1. Prepare all ingredients in the Filling, ready for use.
2. Open your pack of rice paper wraps. Dip one rice paper wrap into a large tub of cold water for 3 seconds, careful to wet all the surface area but not to break it, nor wet any other wraps at the same time as they will stick together and become unusable.
3.Lay the wrapper flat on your worktop. Next working quickly, begin to fill the wrapper; layering the ingredients horizontally on top of each other beginning with your noodles on the bottom and ending with the herbs last on the top. This will make for visually appealing summer roll at the end. Your final amount of filling should be no larger than a small fist, with 3-4 cm on either side of your wrapper, as it will be hard to close the wrapper otherwise.
4. Using your thumb and index finger, gently peel the very centre of the bottom of the wrapper up and over the filling and sticking the wrapper to itself.
5. Then, using your index finger, gently peel the very centre of the bottom of the wrapper up and over the filling and sticking the wrapper to itself.
6. Next, foldin each of the wrapper tightly and stick them to the body of the roll. The wrapper will naturally stick to itself, which is why you want to work quickly and efficiently, so as not to have to pull the delicate wrapper apart and risk breaking it.
7.Continue rolling the pastrt up like until the roll is fully closed and all whole wrapper has been sed. Repeat this process with each rice paper wrapper  until you have used up all of your filling ingredients. They look lovely placed with the herbs facing up, adding a pop of colour to your plate. Serve with the spicy dipping sauce.

Method for the Dipping Sauce
1.Combine all the ingredients into a jar or bowl
2. Stir well and leave for 10 minutes before ready to use.
3. Keeps for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.





I hope you enjoy that yummy recipe from the school of wok I think the class enjoyed eating them a tad more than making them lol but honestly their so much fun to make especially with friends and family. Also, if you would prefer a more savoury version try adding some strips of chicken or beef to it but I guarantee after you taste these baby's on their own you will find that there's no need to add anything to them.

So Leave a comment  if you've tried this recipe or your planning to or let me know if you would like to see more post like this down below in the comment session or any thoughts you have whatsoever I value your feedback.

 And once again thank you for reading.

Until Next Time, 

Tas

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BLOGGER FESTIVAL: THE GOODIES

Hi Lovelies,

As promised I mentioned in my post  on the Blogger Festival that I will be having a closer look at some of the other products I received  in my goody bag or from the various sections in the blogger festival.... If you'd like to see that post you can find it Here!

So the blogger festival had some products that I have heard about and  some of them I have never knew existed, I'm doing a review on some of them at the moment so you will see my honest thoughts on them, but if you want me to try out something you've seen here or you want my opinion on it, just leave a message in the comments or pop me an email.

So with that said lets dive in.....


Friction Free Shaving

First I have to say that this subscription is so cool, I have never heard of a razor subscription before and I have looked at a lot of subscriptions whether it is food, makeup and even drinks. So basically FFS( Friction Free Shaving) states they are on a mission to make it cleaner, easier and cheaper for you to shave your legs, underarms and  any other areas.

The subscription works like this they send you a chic handle then fresh blades through your letterbox each month so you can stay smoother for longer all for just £3.00 a month, and no it wasn't a
 typo £3.00 a month (I spend more than that on sweets/ makeup in a week.). This is such a bargain and on top of that they have such a cute rose gold handle one, its so "instagramable" that I was practically drooling over it. All there razors are named also there's Faye, Frankie, Samantha( the golden goddess).

I so kindly received Frankie, I personally use Veet because of my bad experience with razors, however I know some people have bad experience with hair removal creams so they would be jumping at this, in fact one of my friends absolutely loves it and is planning to start her subscription. If you want to take a closer look at them Click Here! If you try them please let me know I would love to know your experience.*




7th Heaven


Oh my word, 7th Heaven deserves a massive shout out, they were so generous at the blogger festival I was astonished. I'm a big 7th Heavens fan I Loveeee their face mask, I cant wait to have my 7th Heaven pamper party its gonna be amazing!!!. I kept saying to the lovely lady at the festival I'm gonna share these with my girls I cant keep this goodness to myself. Also there range now compared to what it was before is crazy, they not only have face mask, they have hand mask and feet mask. I know they sell in different stores but I usually purchase there masks at Superdrug. 



Natural World

Natural world is a hair care range that produces natural and organic products and I am a big fan of anything that is natural or organic so I was very excited to have a sample of their coconut water hydration and shine weightless hair oil. Their range brings natural ingredients from all over the world to create naturally affordable hair care.  Their range includes Argan Oil of Morocco, Brazillian Keratin, Caffeine Power, Chia Seed Oil, Coconut Oil and Macadamia Oil. All of the different ranges I have listed come with their own targeted function. I will be posting my thoughts about the sample on my Instagram but what I have done I have taken the quiz and it has let me know the best range that is suitable for me so I will be trying the whole range for a few weeks and giving you my honest feedback on what I think. See if you can guess the range that the quiz picked, leave a comment below. In fact if you would like to take the quiz or check them out just Click Here.

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PNY

Two words " Rose Gold" PNY has saved me this winter and they have saved me in style, because my Iphone dies all the time and if you have an iphone you would know that the battery life is even worst when it gets cold. The lady's at the festival was so lovely and they not only had power pack's on display they had lenses for your phone, charger cables, usb sticks,memory cards and the list continues. I love a bit of tech especially tech that makes your life easier, there is something for everyone on PNY you gotta check them out.


Beverly Hills Formula

Beverly Hills Formula another brand I have seen but haven't tried yet was showcasing there brand of toothpastes, I received a goody bag with a large tube and some samples plus another large tube was in the goody bag I received when leaving, so I left a happy camper. I can appreciate teeth whitening because I am a coffee drinker and even if you don't drink coffee the food we eat also stains our teeth. I found their perfect white black quite intriguing and I cant wait to try that. I will definitely be giving you some feedback on whether I see an improvement in my teeth. I am so happy that they were at the blogger festival because I have always seen them in Superdrug but I never had the guts to try them I am a die hard Colgate and Oral B fan so I can wait to try this product.



Aflorex


Aflorex is a food supplement with precision biotics. Its a natural product and it helps to protect your digestive system from harmful bacteria as well as improve the health of your gut and they've stated on their website that this product is safe with no side affects. There's a whole lot of testimonials on this product in terms of the product helping them with bloating,gastroenteritis, IBS you should check them out Testimonials. Aflorex promises to help you reclaim your freedom to travel, eat out and enjoy life.



Deborah Mitchell


I cant wait to try this product and do a review on it, I have never heard of Heaven by Deborah Mitchell. Heaven is a skin care rang. There packaging and brand looks amazing and I have to admit some of the products are pretty high-end so I am grateful to this company for the opportunity to try their products and do a review. I will be doing a review on the peppermint clarifying hydrogel because I have dry skin especially in the winter months. They have a wide range of products from anti-aging, acne prone skin,damaged skin, a men's range, cleansers, moisturisers, professional kits. In fact I've seen a few of there other products that I plan to purchase so I can try them out after I review this product.If you'd like to see the rest of their range you can find them Here!. To add the website gave me options for a range of different countries so you will be able to purchase even if your not in the UK.




Merumaya

Another product I've never heard about is Merumaya, they produce skincare products and I received a few little samples in my goodie bag. There a bit more high- end than Deborah Mitchell in terms of the entire range so I cant wait to try these samples and add them  to my travel bag (their so cute).  Their range includes cleaners, moisturiser, night creams and eye creams ect, so if your looking to pamper yourself a bit go check them out Here!.




 Opies

I recieved two jars of Opies cherry's in my goody bag, looking forward to baking something with these, its a family run business and they do jarred products. I spoke about Opies more in my blog post on the full day of the blogger festival and there was more pictures and info on them, you can find that post Here.



SO....For Me

I've received a deodorant in my goodie bag from So... For Me I've seen this deodorant in every super drug, supermarket, boots ect and here's the shocker I have never tried it, another item I will be adding to my handbag.


 
 
VARIOUS HEALTHY DRINK BRANDS


I received such a variety of healthy drinks some I was familiar with like Zeo and Grace Aloe and some a bit new to me such as Get More Vitamin C and Sparkling Ice. A lot of them were packed with natural ingredients, low sugar and no calories I think these range of drinks will go great when it comes to complimenting a diet if you want to take a break from water and  homemade smoothies and juices.






And Lastly...


Last but certainly not least out of all the item's I received in my goody bag this was my absolute favourite #Screams I cant find the words. To be honest when I saw the dark chocolate on the packet I judged it right away because I'm not a fan of dark chocolate but I'm obsessed with sea salted caramel. I was convinced that the dark chocolate would have put me off but when I tasted this bar I was tempted to lick the wrapper it was that good. I even wrote to the company to ask them where are their products being sold because I've never come across Baru and I literally said  to them that this bar of chocolate is the bomb. Its a chocolate fluffy marshmallow bar with dark chocolate and nutty sea salt caramel. Now I know where I can purchase them I want to try the other items in their range. You can purchase their products at Harvey Nicholls, Waitrose and Delicatessen Shops. All the products in their range can be found Here!. Enjoy!


Quick Disclaimer: Some of the american sweets from Go Send did not make it to this blog post but I am grateful to Go Send for their bag filled with American Candy LOL!




So I hope you liked today's post.... subscribe to my blog so you wont miss a thing and Leave a comment . Also let me know if you've tried any of the products mentioned in today's post I would love to know your thoughts and opinions.

 And once again thank you for reading.

Until Next Time, 

Tas


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