New year, New Me?

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There’s something incredibly captivating about a new year. The idea of a fresh page laid out before you; The chance to stop, take stock and press the refresh button on your life. 2017 was a particularly significant year in my life, in that I finally feel like I am discovering who I am. People around me comment about my new found positivity on life, as if it was dropped in my pocket one day and I suddenly decided to pick it up. The truth is that the change in me is gradual and has been for some time. I’m still learning everyday about who I want to be and the life I want to lead, but for now I’m pretty happy with where I am at.

The purpose of this post was not to look backwards, but instead to push ahead to what the new year might bring. Last year  I made a list of new years resolutions, to complete but only a few. This year I have vowed to only have one resolution which comes from one of my all time favourite quotes:
“Collect memories, not things.” In a world so powered by what we own, this year I want to start to live my life to the fullest I can.

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Clearing out clutter.

I plan to start in January by having the biggest clear out of my life. I’m somewhat of a hoarder, keeping things “just in case,” but lets be honest, one person can only wear so much eyeshadow and so heading into 2018 I plan to curate a capsule wardrobe, a lessened makeup bag and a living space I love.


At heart, I’ve always been an adventurous sort, only life has somehow always got in my way. This year, whilst not channelling my funds into material goods, I want to save money for experiences and travel. Many of you will know that Iceland has long been top of my list and so I hope to tick that off at some point this year. This past year I’ve come to realise that life really is too short and its about time I get out there and start really living.

What She Did

Heading into 2018 I want to give my little space on the internet some direction and find my home in the blogging world. As much as I love makeup, sometimes  I feel like I have so much more creativity to give and hope that this year through the blog, we’ll get to experience it together.

I’m so excited to see what 2018 means for me, my life and my corner of the net. I hope that you will be too. Wherever 2018 finds you, I wish for it to be filled with so much laughter that your tummy hurts, for you to discover a love that makes you the best person you can be, that the year gives you enough perspective to see who you really are and that you create enough adventures to last a life time.

Until Next Time

Happy New Year

B x

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

Share the Blogger Love this Christmas 

I love bloggers and do you know what I love more than bloggers, girls who are doing it for themselves. I feel so immensely proud every time I see one of my female friends smashing it with a project, setting up a new brand and following their dreams. I always try to support them where I can, whether it be buying a wall print, a card or a palette they’ve helped create. So this Christmas, I wanted to “think outside of the box” and celebrate some of my favourite blogger businesses with an alternative gift guide.

Below you’ll find a selection of amazing bloggers, making their own businesses one item at a time! Think differently this Christmas and make a real difference to their dreams by gifting something unique and special for those you love, all whilst supporting a fellow blogger at the same time.

Jemma @Dorkfaceblog 

If you don’t know Jemma, have you been living under a rock? As well as being one of the most supportive members of the blog community, this gal also has a pretty awesome shop of prints, stickers and self care charts, perfect for a self gift this Christmas or for someone you love. How some of her designs aren’t hitting the shelves at Paperchase right now I’ll never know, but until then, head to her Etsy shop and show her some festive love.

Tore @atinymew 

Unique wall prints inspired by tattoos are the name of the game for Tore who’s beautiful Etsy shop offers an alternative to prints with quotes and quirky sayings. Each design is so gorgeous and having purchased one myself, I can vouch for the quality of not only the design but the paper it’s printed on.

Kelly @KellyMay_Clisby 

For beautiful flower crowns inspired by autumn Dandelion and Bloom is the shop to head to. The beautiful use of autumnal colours and stunning headbands, offer the perfect quirky gift for a loved one.

Rachel @RachelEmily__

Who doesn’t love a candle? I mean, come on, we’re bloggers!! Find an amazing array of unique scents hand crafted by the beautiful Rachel at Cross Candle Co. 

Sophie @SophieHannahRichardson 

Love a bit of glitz and glam? This Christmas sparkle bright for your parties or gift those you love with Sophie Hannah Beauty. Just launched this Halloween, the vision of glitter extroadranaire blogger Sophie is one not to miss! Sparkle bright fellow unicorns.

Paige @Paigejoannaa

Whether you’re looking for the coolest custom denim or a beret with an added edge, this sewing bee is sure to have the answer. With each design as unique as the next, head to Paige’s Etsy at the beginning of December and snap up the ideal gift for the fashionistas in your life.

Who are your favourite bloggers to buy from this Christmas? Share their links below and let’s share a little bit of festive love.

Until Next Time
B x