October 31, 2014

Birchbox- October 2014

Birchbox October £10*

Octobers Birchbox is full of exciting products supporting Coppafeel. Work it Ictober 2014 helping us spot the early signs and supporting our wellbeing. I am a huge fan of Birchbox and I love it when there is a theme, Coppafeel is a charity I support 100%. When you open this months Birchbox you are greeted by a little booklet, which helps you get ready for the cold weather and helps you look after you.

There is a check list which involves each of the products in your box. I think this is such a great box, its exciting and supports a great charity. All the products come in a cute pink zipped bag which you can use again for stationary or to keep all the products safe. I love how this months is packaged, brings something special to the box supporting the pink colour of the charity.

In Octobers box you get:

  • Balance me Cleanse and smooth balm
  • a Birchbox pen
  • KMS Hot flex creme
  • Shaveworks 
  • Pixi by Petra Shea butter lip balm
  • Cindy Crawford glowing serum

I love beauty boxes and i find that Birchbox is one of the best subscriptions. I find that you can try out more products when you are subscribed to one. I find that I tend to try out more brands with Birchbox. Last chance to subscribe to get the October box here. Each month you can pay £10 plus £2.95 p&p. This is something that is fun to be part of, you are surprised by so many new and exciting products each month.

What do you think?


October 30, 2014

Pawsome Box - Summer Box.

This is a product that has my full support behind, anything to do with helping or treating dogs is a okay with me. When I received this box in the post after my trip to London I could not wait to share it with my best friend, Bella. She was super excited to see the rabbit teddy in the box then she wanted the banana treats straight after. I made her do this little photo shoot before she was allowed any of the products, I know I am a bad mother. She was more than willing to pose for the camera, I tend to take so many photos of her. 

In this Summer box I got a rabbit teddy, Banana dog treats, A chew, Ear care liquid, a toy chew, Karlie Whistle. Everything in the box Bella loves and its a fun way to treat your best friend in the world. I tend to buy Bella a new toy every other month so this is an exciting way to keep the toys new. Bella enjoyed the chews which cleaned her teeth and the yellow bone chew which she has been loving lately. These two new toys have been a lot of fun for my pooch and Pawsome box contribute to helping rescued animals.

You can sign up to Pawsome here, this is the Summer box. All you have to do is tell them about your dog, choose a plan and wait for the delivery. Each month there is a new theme which keeps is exciting, you receive things for toys, grooming and health. Monthly you pay £19.90 or yearly £15.90 with a 20% saving.

I am super excited by this box, it helps me bond with my dog and it keeps her toys new and exciting. I think this box saves me some money on toys, I tend to go ott in Pets at home but with this box you get a few more things. You can also get a box like this for cats too which is called Purrfectbox!

What do you think of this box?

October 29, 2014

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014.

 Sorry for the lack of blog posts the last couple weeks, I have some good news that I have moved into my first home with Rob and our dog Bella. We are waiting on our broadband, it was meant to installed this week but it has been postponed until next week Thursday. I love to blog when I feel relaxed and in the zone so its taken me a while to sit down and type up some blog posts. I am super happy to be back and this past 3 weeks have been uneasy without my blog by my side, i truly enjoy siting down and typing up some posts. This is a huge part of my lifestyle and I never want to be without my blog for this long. 

I wore a dress from Asos and my shoes are from Next, I am so pleased with my outfit. I enjoyed getting ready for the awards. It felt amazing being in London in my hotel room getting ready for an award for my blog. I will be doing a separate blog post showing off what i wore. 

 On to the Cosmopolitan blog awards, the night was incredible something I never will forget. I truly enjoyed the night and met so many inspiring bloggers, some I can now call my friends which was the best part of the night along with being shortlisted for a Best established beauty blog award! This has made my year, I am super excited to have been shortlisted from just under 50 000 blogs in the UK to the top ten in my category. This means the world to me to have you supporting my blog, I could not have been there without you. I didn't win my category but that was not a downer on the night, I had a night I will never forget. 

 I met so many beautiful, inspiring bloggers who I now can call my friends, we took each others numbers and it was amazing to meet the girls behind the Twitter chats. We met at Waterloo station before to have a few drinks before the event, this took away all my nervs. I was shaking like a leaf on the way to meeting the girls, I was nervous about the night but super excited. As soon as we all met up, it felt like we knew each other for years, this made the night extra extra special. These two girls are Abigail from Abigail Alice and Katie from Enchanting blog.
 As we entered into the awards we were greeted by smiling faces, so many lovely people at the Oxo Tower. The view from the awards is something I will never forget, it made me feel extra special to have made it this far with my blog. There were Cosmos at the Cosmos, so many tasty drinks on offer. Remington were doing our hair for the event at their stand, every ones hair looks incredible. I got my nails done and we all got temporary tattoos which made my outfit complete. Everything was super perfect and I truly enjoyed every minute of it. 
 This was what we walked past on the way to the awards, London you are truly beautiful. I had an amazing night from start to finish and met so many amazing people. I really enjoyed meeting the people behind the blogs and making life long friends. 
 The only thing I regret is not decorating my own cupcake, I was chatting and having a great time by the time I went over all the cakes had gone. I see why though, look at the beautiful decorations. 
 The Cosmopolitan Blog awards were sponsored by Next, all the clothes on display were pretty. I enjoyed eating a couple of the cake pops, I wanted to sneak the whole lot out the awards. super tasty!!!

 The photo booth at the awards were by Thompson, we had so much fun playing around with the props and how cute do these ladies look!!
 I am super proud of my fellow Manchester blogger and friend Amy, I was super excited to be able to meet up with her at the awards. She looked beautiful, the most stunning lady I have ever met, inside and out. I am super proud of you Amy! 

 Thank you so much for all your support, throughout the voting and the last 2 years have been incrediable. I promise you I will put everything into my blog, I love it and for it to have been recognised by a magazine I have been reading from the age of 12 until now. Shortlisted from 50 000 people, shortlisted into the Best Established Beauty category, I am super proud of my little blog and for your support. Thank you, it means the world to me!
 Thank you to the ladies I met up with at the awards, you all mean the world to me. You made my night extra special, I will never forget it. I want to do a separate blog post to show of the incredible talent that is these ladies, watch out for this.

Thank you Cosmopolitan for the amazing goodie bag!!


October 03, 2014

September Favourites 2014

One of my favourites things about Youtube and blogging is monthly favourites. I love seeing what bloggers and Youtubers have been loving and its something unique to that blogger. I think its fun to find new products through these types of posts due to it being a huge statement, something you really remember using and loving in month.

This month has been a really busy one, I have enjoyed using a couple more products than my last favourites as only two stood out to me in August. This month I have enjoyed using products from Make up Revolution, Rimmel, Essie, Witch and a book Gone Girl.

Two nail polishes I have enjoyed using this month are both from Essie, Strut your stuff and Cute as a button. Both have been on my nails, taking turns every week for the past month. I love how pretty both colours look on, Strut your stuff is one of my all time favourites I have ever purchased. 

I have been loving so many foundations this month, that never happens. I am loving the new Rimmel Nude foundation, it sits well on my skin and it looks flawless. A light foundation that has a great coverage is something I have been looking for, for years. This one ticks all the boxes and I know I will purchase again. I use the Max factor primer before using this foundation and they are the perfect duo. I also have been loving my new panda make up bag from Primark, I got this for my trip to London next week. Two products that I will be taking with me in this new make up bag is the Revlon liquid pen and MeMeMe mascara, the mascara opens up my eyes and gives my eyelashes a pop. Its not clumpy it sits well on, it separates my eye lashes beautifully. 

Make Up Revolution is a brand I have been loving since they started, I recently got the chance to try out the lip crayons in all the colours and I can confirm they do not budge on your lips. I honestly had to scrub the product off at the end of the day, they stay put. These lip crayons are water proof and they live up to that. I have been loving the shade Sunday Girl, each colour works wonders and there is a shade for all seasons. 

NKD Skin is something I have been able to try via amazing goody bags and I can confirm this is something I would continue to use. I am planning on using this again this weekend in preparation for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards which is exciting. I head down to London on Monday at half 9 in the morning, we are having a couple days in London. So this is going in my bag and coming with me in case my tan needs a top up. I want a slight glow due to my dress having some white on it.

I can confirm Gone Girl is living up to all the hype, I cannot put this book down. I am so excited to see the film next week. At first I was worried that it was going to be boring due to it taking a while to get started but once it does, its brilliant. I have not read a good book in years but this one I have not been able to put down.I'm not going to go into detail in case I ruin something by accident but it is worth all the hype, Have you read this book?

What have you been loving this month?


October 02, 2014

Meet The Blogger #4 : All About The Style.

I know I love to find new blogs to read, I am forever scrolling down the categories on Bloglovin searching for some amazing reads. I thought I would start a new blog post that I would like to do weekly, meeting the bloggers behind the blog. I love to find out more about the people behind the blogs, I hope you will too. Meet Emma behind the blog All About The Style! 

1. Tell us about your blog?
All About The Style Is a Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle blog, where I share hauls, reviews, new product information, and any other bits and pieces I feel you girls would love to read! I have always been a bit of a makeup hoarder, and absolutely love the fashion world, All About The Style is a place where I can share my passion and knowledge with you all, and just to have a general chit chat! 

2. What made you start your blog?
Fashion and Beauty has certainly been a passion of mine for years, ever since I was a little – Girl, you know I was that annoying daughter that used to raid all my mums make up and strut around in heels 10 sizes to big for me! I have always had a passion for writing too, so it seemed like the perfect combination. I am actually now studying Fashion Journalism at The London College of Fashion, as I have realized – through blogging – that it is a career I want to go in to.

3. where does your inspiration come from?
My Inspiration comes from a multitude of areas. I love to read, I pretty much buy every fashion magazine that comes out each month - Guilty! - as well as reading fashion books. I’m currently reading The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake, which is all about the feud between YSL & Karl Lagerfield, which is really interesting! I also get inspiration from others, I read so many different blogs and watch countless Youtube videos, most of the time I’m either reading, writing or watching something. 

4. What item of clothing or product could you not live with out and why?
A certain clothing product that I could not live without would be in no question my black ankle heeled Chelsea Boots. I practically live in them, they are so comfy and I love how they look with so many different outfits. On the other hand, a product I could not live without would have to be my Collection Black Liquid Liner; I have worn black winged eyeliner on the daily for years, so when I don’t wear it I feel like I look so different.

5. What is your favourite part about blogging?
My favourite part of blogging is definitely the blogging community, and being able to talk to and share the same passion with so many lovely people. I particularly love the #bbloggers chats on twitter, as everyone comes together to discuss different products or areas within the blogging world. I have to say I also just love writing, and the fact others read my posts is just a bonus to that.

6. What type of blog post do you love reading?
I love reading organizational posts – Is that weird?  – I love seeing how people plan their blog posts, and stay organized with their blog. I can be a bit of an organizational freak, which is probably why I love reading them.

7. What advice would you give to someone wanting to start a blog?
Do it! If you are considering it, or really want to do it but are scared of what others think, just go for it. It is something I wanted to do for ages but was worried about what people would think, but I thought past that and I am so glad I did, I really love blogging and the community, so my advise to you, whether it is a beauty blog, a fashion blog, a DIY blog, anything that you love to write about - go for it.

8. How do you stay organised when blogging?
I actually have a post on this, which will be up on my blog soon! I basically have a notebook, which I divided into days. I do it weekly, and plan what post will be up on each day. I then have a page where I write posts I want to write, any ideas that I have, and then a ‘Things To Do’ list. My to do list tends to consist of products I need to photograph, or things I need to update on my blog and so forth. I would love a professional blogging book, but for now my little note pad is working just fine.
9. Where would you see your blog in 5 years time?
I would hope in 5 years time that my blog will consist of some really great, original content, have developed my photography skills and (hopefully, although not at all important) have a wider readership following. I would love to be able to include my blog as part of my career, however it being a hobby is something I love to do, and If I have the same passion for it 5 years on I will be more than happy.

10. How has blogging changed your life?
It introduced me into a career I hadn't thought of before, and from this, I have been able to develop my writing skill and gain a place in one of the best fashion schools there is, - Something I can’t quite believe. I have met some lovely people and have somewhere to focus all my rambling and random thoughts. I really do feel it has had an impact on my life and I wouldn't change it for the world,

If you would like to get involved in my new Thursday blog series please email me at
kempie15@hotmail.co.uk or tweet me @kemples1

Don't forget to share some love over at Emmas blog All About The style!

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