#130 Deep Sleep Pillow Spray by Thisworks

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I am constantly checking on the beauty blog websites that I follow to see what new posts they have recently posted up & this is how I got introduced to this product & I love it.

The Brand: ThisWorks

The Product: Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, a modern natural beauty. 75ml £16

I love this product, I have had it just over a week & it defiantly does what it says on the tin (or in this case the bottle), with a mixture of Lavender Oils, Vetivert & Wild Camomile – this spray smells luxurious & perfect to calm you which is the whole point. After spraying this on my pillow, I had a lovely calm sleep that was lovely & long – perfect & what I needed. I use this product when I am not feeling 100% or when my sleep hasn’t been that great, a couple of sprays of this onto my pillow & it makes my sleep calm & I feel rested when I wake-up which is exactly what you want.

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Here is a little bit of information about this product from the packaging;

“Modern The miracle solution to a good night’s sleep. NATURAL Infused with essential oils of Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Camomile. BEAUTY: A fragrant pillow spray – the best beauty secret there is. PURITY: Free from Phthalates, Sulphates, Synthetic colours & Synthetic fragrance, Parabens, Gmos, Mineral Oils, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol. EFFECTIVE: Our formulas work because of the high concentration, quality & combination of the natural actives. ECO FRIENDLY: This works always tries to ensure that packaging & ingredients are recyclable & environmentally conscious to help keep the world green. AWARD-WINNING: This works products have received multiple awards for their efficiency & outstanding performance. INTEGRITY: Each year we aim to help people & communities through donations & events.”

I have just read this great new post by the Pixiwoo’s – http://www.pixiwoo.com/2014/10/this-works-sleep-plus-pillow-spray.html, regarding This Works Sleep PLUS pillow spray & its sounds brilliant, this post gives you all the information you need on this new product so go check it out. It will defiantly be going on my Christmas list, I just love This Works & anything with Lavender in it & helps you sleep – I’m In!!

 http://www.thisworks.com

http://www.thisworks.com/deep-sleep-pillow-spray.html

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#129 Real Techniques, Limited Edition Nic’s Picks

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I remember getting an e-mail whilst I was on holiday during August from the Pixiwoo‘s (I have subscribed to their blog & its great!) saying that they have a new limited Edition pack of brushes called Nic’s Picks – in the pack you have five brushes, 3 of them exclusive – two already in the collection but with a silver panel rather than there usual purple/orange/pink – here is the information all about the brushes;

A collection of Nic’s favorite brushes. Complete any look with this limited edition set, featuring 3 exclusive brushes specially designed to create the perfect finish.

Includes all the brushes needed to create a complete look:

  • duo-fiber face brush: for lightweight application + blending of face powder or pigments
  • cheek brush (set exclusive): evenly applies makeup across cheekbone for a more dramatic finish
  • angled shadow brush (set exclusive): perfectly cut for layering eye shadow in the crease
  • base shadow brush: applies a smooth, flawless foundation of color
  • Eyeliner Brush (set exclusive): firm, angled head for optimal control along lash line

What is there not to love, right? Well exactly, they were releasing them on the 1st October so I decided to put some money a side & buy them when they were released, I decided to purchase them on the Boots so I get the points (perfect for Christmas coming around sooner than we think) & I also added a couple more to my collection including the  Lash & Brow Groomer & the Silicone Eyeliner Brush, I have wanted them for ages & was so excited to be able to purchase these. I love them & they are great!!

They are all great brushes & I would recommend them to anyone, love them!

http://www.pixiwoo.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/pixiwoo

http://realtechniques.com/shop-collection/nics-picks

http://realtechniques.com/

http://www.boots.com/en/Real-Techniques/

http://realtechniques.com/shop-collection

http://www.boots.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10052&productId=1540036

http://www.boots.com/en/Real-Techniques-silicone-liner-brush_1435680/

http://www.boots.com/en/Real-Techniques-Lash-and-Brow-Groomer_1277697/

#128 Glossybox Number 15, Pop Art Edition

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It’s October, which means it is the start of Autumn, a new season of Fashion has been introduced, coats & scarves are going to be in your daily wardrobe, Halloween is the festive holiday of the month, I have a couple of birthdays to celebrate including my brothers & then of course the monthly Glossybox, October’s box which is Andy Warhol themed; Pop Art Editionit’s Bright, Bold & Brilliant.

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I just love this box, I think this is my favourite box so far in the way it has been designed. I studied Andy Warhol in college in my Fine Art class & I just loved his work & this totally reminds me of this, it is inspired by him… So you love the box, now read the reviews of the products that came in the box;

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As you can see the product card it is a little different this month, I received an email from Glossybox saying ‘Our collaboration with Organic Beauty Week, has left us with Glossy green fingers! So for this month only, we’re taking a small step towards reducing our carbon footprint, by trailing a paperless product card.’ – Which is why I have taken photos so you can still see the information. You were also asked to do a survey about this & ask several questions about how you found it. For me I think the idea is great but I love the idea of having a card so I can blog about it & once I am done with them (I have kept most of them) I recycle them anyway. Having green fingers is so important for this planet & the more people that recycle, reduse & reuse will defiantly help – we have stand united when it comes to the environment & the planet. #Rant Over

– Full Size Product. Nuxe, Crème Fraiche De Beaute Mask.FULL SIZE £19.40 FOR 50ml available at http://www.uk.nuxe.com

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– Full Size Product. Etre Belle, Cosmetics Liplift Peel. FULL SIZE euro12.95 for 15ml available at http://www.etre-belle.co

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– Full Size Product. So Susan, Cosmetics Flutter Mascara. FULL SIZE £14.95 for 4ml available at http://www.sosusan.com

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– Full Size Product. Ciate, London Paint Pot. FULL SIZE £9 for 13.5ml available at http://www.ciate.co.uk/glossy-box

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– Sample. Yves Rocher, France Quelques Notes D’Amour. FULL SIZE £33 for 30ml available at http://www.yves-rocher.co.uk

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– Sample. Rimmel London, BB Cream Matte. FULL SIZE £6.99 for 30ml available at http://www.uk.rimmellondon.com

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As you can see a great mix of different beauty products, with all sorts of beauty tips including nail varnish, perfume, eyes, lips & face etc. A complete different mix of products & mostly of them I have never heard of the brand & products – a mix that is a perfect box.

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A great thing as well that happened last month’s box & then happened again this box is a little bit of information about the new box that is coming next month. Last month’s card said everything Pop Art & then this month has introduced me to a new product (full size) which is going to be in November box, a little sneak peek which I love!

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Another great box for a great month, me & my sister (she started a subscription last month) will be using the mask on a Saturday night, girly night in, #perfect.

http://www.glossybox.co.uk

http://www.ukrimmellondon.com

http://www.yves-rocher.co.uk

http://www.ciate.co.uk/glossy-box

http://www.sosusan.com

http://www.etre-belle.co

http://www.uk.nuxe.com

# 127 BBC Music

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BBC Music,

“BBC Music is delighted to share with you this extraordinary version of the Beach Boys’ masterpiece, God Only Knows, to celebrate our love of music.With the 80-piece BBC Concert Orchestra at its heart and 27 ridiculously talented musicians from a wide range of genres, this “impossible orchestra” represents the talent, diversity and musical passion found every single day throughout the BBC.”

The song – God Only Knows released in 1966 by The Beach Boys on their album Pet Sounds.

Tuesday 7th October 2014 once Eastenders had finished & the starting of Holby City, just before 8pm – it was the first time BBC Music had aired their song, I was sitting eating dinner with my Sister & Mum & we were chatting & then suddenly memorized by the television, it was just brilliant.  It was beautifully shot & with so many brilliant talented musicians it made a great video.

The line up involved in the BBC Music God Only Knows video were the following;

– Ethan Johns – Martin James Bartlett – Pharrell Williams – Emeli Sande – Elton John

– Lorde – Chris Martin – Brian Wilson – Florence Welch – Kylie Minogue

– Stevie Wonder – Eliza Carthy – Nicola Benedetti – Jools Holland – Brian May

– Jake Bugg – Lauren Laverne – Katie Derham – Tess Valley Youth Choir – Gareth Malone

– Alison Balsom – One Direction – Zane Lowe – Jaz Dhami – Paloma Faith

– Chrissie Hynde – Jamie Cullum – BaabaMaal – Danielle De Niese – Dave Grohl

– Sam Smith

As you can see it is a pretty cool line up, with some brilliant musical talent that have made music history & have been great. Which really made the film that more special & it is tied into Children In Need, all sells for the music will go the charity – which is brilliant too. Another great thing that has come from the BBC. If you have not checked it out the link is below, I am sure you will like it just as much as I did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqLTe8h0-jo 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2R3PxWX7hzMb8lNZs3Ngz5L/god-only-knows

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/11148959/God-only-knows-how-the-BBC-made-this-video.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/every-single-person-who-appeared-in-that-bbc-music-god-only#28ghlky

#126 True Blood is done


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 “Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.” (2008 – 2014)

True Blood, what a great bloody series. If I could I would leave it at that because that is what it is, the series aired on our screens (mostly or if not all on FX, an american channel but can be viewed with a Sky box) for a total of 6 six years & it was great. When I found out series 7 would be the last I had a mixed reaction, part of me was like WHAT!!!! How the hell will they wrap this series up & the other part of me was a bit like thank god because I loved True Blood but at times it kind of lost its way a little & even though I stuck through it – at times it was a struggle, saying that Series 7 was brilliant & the series finished off with a bang – all loose ends tied up & I was left smiling at the end of it.

A couple of years back I visited NYC with my sister & mum in late December & it was our last day, we were at our favorite diner called Tick Tock Diner right next to The New Yorker hotel & a lady sat in the booth behind us & a man arrived – anyway it only took us all a couple of minutes to realize that it was Carrie Preston who played Arlene Folwer in the series – it was so exciting for us & that shows just how popular & well-known the series got because to be able to spot a member of the cast in NY was pretty damn cool. The cast for me was just brilliant in this series & when it started there was some familiar cast members including Anna Paquin who played Sookie Stackhouse or her brother Jason Stackhouse played by Ryan Kwanten who was a familiar face of Home & Away. One of my favorite characters was Lafayette Reynolds played by Nelsan Ellis who has been in films like The Help & The Butler (two great films) or Joe Manganiello who played Alcide Herveaux who featured in OTH another great series I loved & than of course you have Alexander Skarsgard who played the famous Eric Northman. As you can see from this line up, you can understand just why the series did so well!

What I also love about this film is that it is based on books – which I didn’t realize till I was quite heavy in the series but I would have had no idea, it didn’t spark me as a book series but you can understand how it would make great books because the story line is very strong all the way through & even though I said it lost its way, there was enough to keep you watching. I have attached the link below which will take you straight to IMDB so you can check it out & then below are all the different series if you want to catch up! – I recommend it is a great series.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/episodes?season=1&ref_=tt_eps_sn_1

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/episodes?season=2&ref_=tt_eps_sn_2

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/episodes?season=3

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/episodes?season=4

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/episodes?season=5

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/episodes?season=6

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/episodes?season=7

#125 Blake Lively’s new website PRESERVE

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“America is full of tales waiting to be told. There are beautiful stories hiding in small towns and big cities, on suburban streets and rural roads. Great wisdom lives in the well-worked hands of aging craftspeople and in the eager words of young artisans. Our very history is whispered into the materials they use to make exquisite goods according to timeless standards of quality and care. That is the tradition we aim to preserve.How wonderful it is to discover something that has been cast aside, to pick it up and restore it to its original beauty. Maybe it’s sentimental of us, but we hold fast to memories and moments, to relics from bygone eras. Our goal is to support the America we’ve always known, and the one we haven’t yet met. We hope to achieve this in small but meaningful ways, through the stories we tell, the treasures we share and our genuine desire to give back to those with fewer opportunities but just as much heart and soul as anyone else. We believe that nurturing a better tomorrow upholds the yesterday we cherish, for all of us.Sometimes we walk proudly. Other times we stumble gracelessly. Yet we take each step with a generous measure of never-ending curiosity and wonder. We remain in awe of the folks and folkways existing around us. We want to learn about them, embrace them…preserve them.PRESERVE is all of us, together, championing the goods, makers and legends that instill meaning inside the moments of our lives. The curios that cozy our homes, the threads that define our silhouettes, the foods that leave our bellies happy, the projects that mean everything to us—we want to share all of this with you; we know we have so much to learn from you. In our ongoing quest for knowledge, these are our PRESERVE passions…”

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After looking through my Twitter feed, I noticed a Tweet from Harpers Bazaar that Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds are expecting their first child & it was announced on her new website Preserve on the 23rd July 2014. She posted a family post on her website – (see third link below) which she features in & shows everyone her lovely beautiful bump, which is super exciting! So after finding the tweet, I decided to have a look on the website & OMG I LOVE IT – IT IS MY NEW FAVORITE PLACE. Everything about the website is just up my street, all the posts are so beautifully placed & the photos are so pleasing to the eye. I love the fact that it gives you lots of information & really deeps down into all sorts of things including Fashion, Events, Life, Home, Culture, Places etc. Just full of information & I think that is really great, especially when it comes from a celebrity – I was pleasantly surprised & cross by the fact I made that judgement  because the website ROCKS. Go and have a look, you will not be disappointed, oh & congrats to Blake & Ryan, what wonderful news!!

http://preserve.us/

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/news/blake-lively-website-070914

http://preserve.us/blog/celebration/preserve-celebrations-falling-for-family/

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/news/blake-lively-pregnant?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1447_95872049

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0515116/?ref_=nv_sr_1

#124 Sheerluxe is my new favorite website

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Sheerluxe is my go to website at the moment, I am obsessed. I have been getting emails on a regularly basis since I signed up around 6 months ago & since then have got a couple of my friends hooked & they love it too. It is a great website that gives great new updates on a weekly basis (sometimes I even get a couple of emails sent through during the week, added bonus!), each email is full of fun tips and tricks including fashion, food, lifestyle, new celebrities wearing new clothes/ bags etc. I have talked about a specific post down below for you to have a look and what you can kinda get from Sheerluxe, for me I just love this website, it introduces me to everything I need to know about what is going on in the world regarding fashion, food, home & life & I have been introduced to so many new recipes/brands/styles etc since subscribing to this website. – I recommend!!!

A great post that was uploaded onto the most recent email was this one – Top at home Face Masks – (http://sheerluxe.com/content/2014/09/22/top-home-face-masks#.VCwMzvldV8E) It is great, it gives you a low down on all the best home face masks in the shops at the moment & gives you a good variation as well. This is the sort of posts that are on the website, full of color, full of information & some great tips & tricks, perfectly colorful & full of knowledge.

http://sheerluxe.com/