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Friday, 21 November 2014

My Aeroplane Essential: Mentos

I've been wanting to write this post ever since I first started my blog - it's just a quick flying tip for all you travel lovers! ;)

Whenever I'm flying, I ALWAYS bring mentos (or buy them at the airport in a panic!). This is simply because, when taking off, my ears like to pop like crazy (I know many others experience the same problem) and sometimes I want something chewy and sometimes I want something like a hard boiled sweet to suck. Mentos are the only thing that I can do both with. I also like that they come in a tube because it's compact, doesn't rustle (good for the cinema too!) and they're easy to share with friends. They taste great, solve my ear popping problems and you can get a 4 pack for £1 in primark!

I once had a mini freak out on an areoplane because I couldn't find the mentos in my bag and we were (very slowly) moving! Disaster! ;D

What's your flight essential?

Friday, 14 November 2014

The Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash

I used to use my fingers to "comb" conditioner through my hair in the shower and it always took me FOREVER! As the days, weeks and years went on, I gradually grew tired of dragging my fingers through my knotty hair every time I washed it. That is when I decided to bring my original Tangle Teezer along for the tedious exercise - it wasn't much better. The problem I found when I used the original Tangle Teezer is that it's bristles weren't firm enough to glide through my hair and when I came to use the brush with dry hair, the water would have remained inside the brush making it drip when I brushed my hair. I received the Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash as a gift and I must say I had my doubts!

This brush is designed for use with wet hair and has a hollow design so it doesn't hold water. One of the first things I noticed when I used this Tangle Teezer was how firm the bristles were. It worked amazingly well when I used it in the shower and I found my relatively thick hair to be knot free! I also use this brush when I get out the shower to comb through and part my hair and it worked just as well as it had in the shower. Another great thing about this brush is that it doesn't tug on your hair as much as other brushes making it a lot better for your hair.

I have loved every Tangle Teezer I have used and this one was no exception! It has made my shower time considerably shorter and I would thoroughly recommend it.

Have you tried the Tangle Teezer Aqua Splash?

Friday, 7 November 2014

The Autumn Tag

I haven't been tagged by anyone to do this but I love autumn and wanted to share this with you! :) I know it's feeling more like winter at the moment but I still consider it to be autumn! Also, apologies for two similar posts in the same week, I thought I better post this sooner rather than later! Enjoy!

1. Okay, we're talking coffee's - What's your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks or another coffee shop?
Eeeeeek! I don't actually like coffee (or tea). I'm going to have to go with hot chocolate (boooringggg) sorry!

2. Accessories - What do you opt for. scarf, boots, gloves?
Hmmm... This is a tricky one... I'm going to go with boots because I really think they can completely transform an outfit to make it more autumny (okay, I'm pretty sure that's not a word)

3. Music - What's your favourite music to listen to during Autumn? My music taste doesn't really change from season to season - I'll just listen to whatever comes up when I shuffle my iPod!

4. Perfume - What's your favourite scent for this time of year?
I'm going to be honest here - I just grab whatever body spray I can find on my shelf! Is that just me? Let me know in the comments if you do that too! Today I'm wearing Impulse - Very Pink

5. Candles - What scents will you be burning this season?
Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla!! It's subtle and lovely - I save the stronger scents for winter!

6. What do you love most about Autumn?
Treeeeeeeeesss!! (I get very excited by pretty trees).

7. Favourite makeup look?
I always chose subtlety over something seasonal like a bold, berry lip (which I love on others just not myself). I did a post on my go to, easy eyemakeup and all I add to this look during autumn is a tinted lip balm like the Babylips "Cherry Me".

8. What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?
Warm jumpers, candles and tree photography! Ahhhh Autumn!

What's your favourite thing about Autumn?

Monday, 3 November 2014

The Leibster Award

Firstly, I'd like to thank The Downtime for nominating me for the Leibster Award. I've read many other blogger's posts about it but never once thought that I would be nominated! If you have never heard of The Downtime, here is the link to her blog: (read it, it's lovely!)

The Rules:
1) Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award 
2) Answer the 11 questions given to you from the blogger
3) Give 11 facts about yourself
4) Nominate 11 blogs you think are deserving of the award (less than 200 followers)
5) Let the bloggers know you have nominated them
6) Give 11 questions to them to answer

My Answers:
1) What was your favourite subject in school? Music and Physics (strange combination?)

2) What is your favourite book? Ahhh! I don't know - this is difficult! I'm going to go with Perception by Lee Strauss. I wrote a post on it a few months ago.

3) Who is your celebrity crush? Probably Channing Tatum or Robert Pattinson.
4) What was your first car? Or, what is your dream car? I don't own a car but I would love an Aston Martin! 
5) What is your favourite perfume? Despite the fact that I don't actually own it, I like Dot by Marc Jacobs. I sniff it at every perfume shop I visit!

6) What do you order from Starbucks? To be absolutely honest, I don't! I'm more of a Costa or CafĂ© Nero girl. Having said that, I do love their Marshmallow sticks!

7) Who is your favourite YouTuber to watch? Another tricky one! I'm going to go with either JacksGap (even though they don't post regular videos), Zoella or Vivianna Does Makeup (I love her blog as well).
8) Where was your first kiss? It hasn't actually happened yet....
9) Do you have any siblings? Yes, I have a sister.
10) When did you meet your best friend? In the first year of secondary school.
11) What is your favourite candy bar? I like Mars Bars and Teasers Bars! (nom)

Random Facts about Me:
1) I'm a perfectionist.
2) I write most of my posts on my phone and check them through on my laptop because it takes too long for my laptop to turn on and by then, my creative juices have stopped flowing.
3) Between the ages of 10 and 11, I collected golf tees.
4) I have never played golf but I played mini golf (for the first time) twice in one week earlier this year.
5) I take most of my blog photos on Tuesdays.
6) I live in the UK.
7) The first proper roller coaster I went on was the tallest in Europe.
8) I don't like tea or coffee.
9) I'm very clumbsy.
10) I know the multiples of 4 (like 4, 8, 12, 16 etc.) just off the top of my head.
11) I have sensitive skin.

My Questions: 
1) What's your favourite month and why?
2) Sunset or sunrise?
3) What is the item to your left?
4) Is there anything on your wrist right now? If so, what is it?
5) What is your favourite colour?
6) What country do you live in?
7) If you could only use one product for the rest of your life, what would it be?
8) Instagram or Twitter?
9) What is your favourite thing about Autumn?
10) What was the last thing you ate?
11) If you could be anywhere right now, where would it be?

Thanks again to The Downtime for nominating me for this award. You guys need to check out her beautiful blog!

If you've been nominated for the Leibster Award, leave a link to your post below - I'd love to check it out!