Lifestyle, Home & Beauty, Lotties Loves

EAST Clothing Review

East Clothing ReviewThere’s no doubt that there are perks to being a blogger, when I started writing over five years ago this wasn’t how it worked.  My blog for me was an outlet online for me to express myself, to rant on my soapbox, to moan to the world and to stop bending the ear of my family.  They used to joke that at least if I was blogging I wasn’t nagging.

As my blog and my social following grew and the world of social media changed so did the way that brands and PR’s chose to work with respected bloggers.  Today like many good bloggers and writers my inbox is inundated daily with requests to work together, and it’s lovely when a good PR takes the time to make the effort and really engage with me through my blog.

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Argan + Argan Oil Body Wash from Waitrose

Argan + Argan Oil body wash reviewI love packaging that stands out, anything that looks a bit different is pretty much guaranteed to get me picking it up and putting it in the trolley.  So when I spied this pretty turquoise bottle sitting on the shelf in the weekly shop round Waitrose (yes since moving back in with the parents I get to shop at the ‘posh’ supermarket) I was drawn to it.

The fact that it also had beautiful gold writing and promised be silky smooth, moisturised skin and had my favourite beauty treat Moroccan Argan Oil in also meant that it was this week’s impulse buy.

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The Oak and Rope Company Giveaway

uk mummy blogger competitionsThere’s those websites you find on the internet that are little gems.  Packed to the rafters with beautiful gifts and hand crafted items, The Oak and Rope Company is one such website and when I found their site about 4 months ago I had to tear myself away from my screen as I’d have furnished each room in my house with pieces from their gorgeous collections.

Their beautiful hand carved solid oak gifts are to die for and my favourite is their Nespresso coffee capsules stand, their herb garden stands and the stunning engraved solid wood chopping boards.  When I get my next place I will definitely be getting myself a house warming gift from there!

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Gorgeous Ballet Flats

Ballet flat pumpsIt’s that time of year when all things sparkly and gorgeous hit the shops.  Everywhere on the high street there is party wear galore, dresses covered in sequins, stunning lingerie and sky scraper heels that look gorgeous but have zero practicality other than for sitting and looking and pretty. 

I have a weakness for heels but due to bad knees rarely wear them as it is most likely to end in disaster and a trip to A&E with a dislocated knee cap…again.  So quite often I look for ballet flats and pumps to make a signature statement with my outfit and this year I have been on a trek to find some to go with some gorgeous cigarette pants I’ve got from Zara for Christmas Day this year.

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Beauty Triumphs with Braun…

beauty must havesI’m super excited to be heading down to London next Friday for a bit of an indulgent treat with my friends at Braun and being part of their #Braunmetime pamper event.  With all the changes at MBHQ right now it’s become pretty important to look after myself and make sure I am firing on all cylinders.

So I admit I’ve stepped up my beauty regime to not only look my best for prospective suitors but also because at this time of year it’s easy to slip into bad habits and forget to look after and nourish ourselves and our bodies.

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