Monday, 12 November 2018


If there is one thing I am guilty of it's being easily influenced to buy all the new products that come out when bloggers rave about them. I used to be absolutely ruthless and would add everything to my basket and wonder why I had no money left. I'm now a little more sensible as trying to save for a house so really need to calm the spending down. There are just some things i have to make an exception on especially when it's drugstore, one, because it's cheap and two if there is 3 for 2 well then I'm saving money so it would be rude not to. 

I have listed my latest products that I bought because of reading about them on blog posts and well, I just couldn't resist really could I ?!

First up is the gorgeous new Barry M eyeshadow creams, you can see why I bought them right ? Sparkly and just darn gorgeous, I can't decide which one I'm going to wear to my Christmas party night out..... 

I have been lusting over the Urban Decay Cherry palette but as I said I'm being cautious with my money and when I seen the Maybelline Burgundy Bar being blogged about I just had to pick it up, I've not tried it out yet but I am sooo excited to create some nice looks with this.

I've seen this in props on blogs and on Instagram quite a bit and I just can't walk past a highlight without looking at them. I got this as part of 3 for 2 on Maybelline so obviously had to pick it up because it was free right ?! This is in the shade Sandstone Shimmer and I just love everything about it, my face is glowing! 

This has been blogged about, Instagram'd and Youtube'd about sooo much, I wasn't going to buy it at first but it just seemed to follow me everywhere so I had to buy it. I even went back and got it in my fake tan shade now that's when you know I love a foundation! Full review will be coming on it soon, bit late to the party but oh well. 

What products have you bought because of bloggers? I'd love to know in the comments below because I may well do another of these posts :) 



Sunday, 4 November 2018


Something I find really hard with Blonde hair is getting that healthy glossy look to it and I'm always on the look out for products that will promise to make your hair shine. I was in Poundland doing a little haul worthy of Mrs Hinch and had a look through what hair products they had and seen this. One because it was bright pink and two because I saw gloss written on it. I then seen it was £2.99 and thought I need to try this out and if it's rubbish it's a cute bottle to display haha. 

You can use this before you style your hair or spritz it afterwards, I chose to spritz after I'd done my hair as I hate straightening my hair when there is product in it. I can say this really does work and doesn't make my hair go limp and greasy after a day. It smells devine too but don't let that make you spray too much as I think you can easily over do it with gloss products. 

I'd love it if you left a comment with any gloss products you have used that really work and don't make your hair greasy as I'd love to check them out. 

_Gillian Helen_


Wednesday, 24 October 2018


There is nothing I love more after a long day at work than coming home, running a hot bath with my favourite bubble bath, currently Radox Feel Blissful and putting on a relaxing spotify playlist. Fairy lights on with my bath board set up like I am living in an Instagram world. Getting in to the bath and having that ahhhhh feeling when you lie down all warm and cosy with all the feels.

Once the bubbles start to melt away and the water temperature cools down it's time to get out and wrap up in the towel that's been heating up on the radiator, it's like getting a massive bear hug i love it

I do my usual routine of spraying in my Colour Wow Dreamcoat Spray which has literally changed my hair game, I have thick curly frizzy hair and this makes it the softest sleekest beauty it can be. 

Whilst I wait for my hair to dry off a little I moisturise myself with the Lush Sleepy Body Lotion which smells like an absolute dream. I then go in with all my facial products which I will share my routine on shortly, watch this space for that coming. Now I've done my skincare routine it's time to dry and straighten my hair which takes me a good 30-40 mins! Sometimes I will just blast my hair and worry about it in the morning but when I'm having a relaxing evening I like to make sure my hair is all done so I don't need to worry about getting up earlier in the morning to tame it haha.

I will then pop the kettle on and take about 5 minutes to decide what biscuits, yes that was meant to be plural, I am going to have with my Earl Grey tea. I always have an array of biscuits to choose from, I treat it like a hobby! Me and my husband then watch a tv show or a netflix series, currently watching Making a Murdered 2. 

Time for bed.... I spray my Deep Sleep Pillow Spray which really does help me get to sleep, my husband thinks it's a fad but I notice a huge difference when I don't use it. I then do my last sweep of twitter and Instagram, sometimes an Amazon shop as I love getting something delivered to the lockers I have in my work haha, it's becoming a bit of an obsession now. Then it's off to sleep ready for another busy day in the morning. 

What's your perfect relaxing evening routine? I'd love to know in the comments below. 

~ Gillian Helen ~

Monday, 22 October 2018


Oh hey there, thanks for clicking on my new blog! I would love it if you followed me and stuck around throughout my new blogging journey.

I am not new to the blogging world as had a blog before but life got in the way and I just fell out of love with it in all honesty, I haven't properly committed to blogging in a good 18 months and have really really missed it. I still lead an extremely busy life and am not sure how much time I can commit but I am darn determined to give it a good shot again and gain the love back for it. 

Since I have been away from blogging from quite some time now I'd love to know what sort of posts you love to read most ? Please leave some suggestions in the comments section below. 

I plan on making a variety of content on Beauty, Lifestyle and Recipes, mainly sweet treats because I just can't resist them haha! 

I look forward to sharing my content with you all... 

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