Thursday, 14 December 2017

The trouble with love is...


That it can strike anytime and if you’re without it, you can’t summon it when you want it on a whim. For those of us unlucky in love, it feels somewhat unfair, what with seeing all of our friends shacked up with Mister Right, picking houses, engagement rings and off for baby scans. 

You see, the real trouble with love is, that as humans we have no control over it at all. It can happen in the blink of an eye at the local supermarket or it could be that it never quite happens for us because our “one true love” is hiding on a desert island. 

It’s a funny thing love and I can say this because I have been loved and consequently burned by love in turn. You find a person and think yeh, they’re alright and as time goes on you build a life with each other and become a team. 

The problem with humans is that it’s in our our nature to be inquisitive and always on the cusp of knowing what’s going to happen next. 

Apps such as tinder have seen to that. Will this swipe be the one, or will he be the one night only? 

With life moving at the swipe of a thumb is it any wonder that our generation are always looking for the next best thing and struggling to settle, maybe unlike our parents before us, who had no idea about Tom who lived 5 miles away whilst shacking up happily with a white picket fence and a guy named Tim. 

After 2 years of dating, I’ve got dating fatigue. No longer can I be bothered with the small talk over drinks and coffee. I’m bored of 2 weeks of small talk via text message hoping that one of us can squeeze a date in our busy schedules. I miss the days of someone catching your eye across a darkened room and you trying to figure out if you have something on your face or if they just like the look of you.

At some point I feel like the dating game has got to tip back to how it “used to be” all awkward conversations and numbers exchanged, waiting for the will he won’t he text, but until then, I’m tired of waiting. 

So for now, I’m getting my head out of the dating game and back into life. 

And If you happen to be a nice guy with a beard, who likes cats, long walks, camping and drinks by the fire at the pub, I’ll be waiting at the bar. 

Until Next Time 

B x 

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Monday, 4 December 2017

Stocking filler gift guide 

Today I’m taking you through some of my favourite stocking fillers. From being thrifty, to having a little splurge I’ll be helping you find some beautiful gifts in the process. Whether you’re looking to bag that Secret Santa pressie or just make up the perfect stocking, take a look below to find what you’re looking for.

A gorgeous little top up pressie, or something just to make them smile. These adorable lip balms from Mad Beauty come in every festive shape you could imagine. Whether your bestie is mad for gingerbread or can’t get enough of a cute snowman, these little pots are sure to put a smile on their faces. From £3.50

I’d ask if there were any Disney fans out there, but I already know the answer! Another Mad Beauty offering, this stunning Alice in Wonderland Washbag gift set has a beautiful pattern and contains an offering of body wash and body creams in a ginger and pear festive scent. RRP £11.99

A great little addition to any stocking, these pocket sized moisturising hand sanitizers come in festive Sweet Marshmallow and Christmassy Cranberry. Perfect for anyone in your life who is busy and often on the move. RRP £2.99

The mythical creature of the year, the unicorn, looks set to stay. Banish chapped lips from your loved ones life this Christmas with this limited edition offering from Carmex and Skinny Dip. The girly Sugarplum flavour is sure to leave them feeling sweet all through the festive period.

Ideal for a little splurge for the Skincare buff in your life, this Gatineau Decoration holds inside an intensively moisturising lip treat combining lavender and shea butter. Containing hyaloronic acid the lip care encourages the lips to plump and volumise to minimise fine lines around the lip area. RRP £32.


Is Christmas even Christmas without a tonne of sparkle and glitter? Personally I don’t think so. For a scintillating Christmas from Nails inc I give you this gorgeous sequin filled Bauble containing one of their Jazziest holographic nail polishes. Perfect for secret Santa and that nail varnish addict in your life, the Bauble can be hung on their tree for many christmas’ to come.

Make sure someone you love knows just how special they are to you with this Christmas Bauble from Buckley London. Containing a sweet stretch snake chain tassel bracelet, this is a beautiful gift to show just how much you care. Available online here for £12.

My new favourites, these INC.redible Jelly shots have me mesmerised. Not only do they give you super soft lips, but they each encase a single flower which creates one of the most beautiful lip products I’ve ever seen. Be sure to grab these quick, as these stocking fillers are already selling out!
Happy Shopping.
Until Next Time
B x
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