Tag: SHOPPING

My Autumn Beauty Day Catching Up With Favourite Brands [Part 2]: Selfridges is one of my favourite places to visit. The Birmingham branch is very good and they also host beauty events which I always attend, but the London branch is makeup heaven!!! Selfridges stocks some great brands and they also have regular exclusives which I love to keep track of! On my beauty day, I wandered round most of the concessions to see what new and exciting products had been unveiled.

My Autumn Beauty Day: Catching Up With Favourite Brands [Part 2]

If you haven't seen the first part, please read it here. Beauty Day Part 2 - Selfridges Selfridges is one of my favourite places to visit....
Luxurious Beauty – Must have products Highlighters and Oils - Greenide

Luxurious Beauty – Must Have Products: Highlighters & Oils

As a beauty obsessive, there are some products that I cannot be without. Highlighters and oils are two of them! For many years, I...
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics – How Lush Are They: As a beauty blogger, I try to test as many products and brands as possible. I like to keep up with trends, new releases and innovations so that I can keep all my readers up to date! So far in 2017, I have spent a lot of time testing skincare brands, partly because as I age I am more conscious of how important my skincare routine is and what I use on my skin but also because there are so many wonderful products to try now! There is something for every skin type, every age bracket and every budget so there is no excuse not to look after your skin! One of the brands I always knew of but had never really tried was Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. Lush has been around for many years in different guises, and was started by Mark Constantine and Liz Weir in the 1970s in Poole, England. In the 1980s they joined forces with The Body Shop and worked with the brand for over a decade before The Body Shop decided to buy their formulas. As a result of the purchase, Mark and Liz were unable to open a new store of their own for 5 years and so they created an online mail order service called Cosmetics To Go. This was also successful and eventually bought by someone in Poole who took the formulas and the name. Along with the new owners of Cosmetics To Go, Mark and Liz then created Lush in 1995 and in 1996 the first international Lush store was opened in Vancouver, Canada. Since then, the brand has expanded across North America, has created a charity program called Charity Pot and an annual Lush Prize, which is awarded to individuals working in the field of cruelty-free scientific research, awareness-raising and lobbying to help bring an end to animal testing.

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics – How Lush Are They?

As a beauty blogger, I try to test as many products and brands as possible. I like to keep up with trends, new releases...
Impulse Buying Should You Really Get That: We’ve all done it, bought something that we didn’t really need in a moment of weakness. While it may have been a small purchase, like a candy bar at the checkout counter, repeated impulse buys will add up. When I turned 18 I got my first credit card to start building my credit. Unfortunately I got carried away and started buying things that I did not really need in the heat of the moment. By the time I had turned 19 I realized that the amount of debt that I had accrued even though it was not an obnoxious amount was, for lack of a better word, stupid. Most of the stuff that I had purchased was either gone or I had never even used or worn it and now I owed this money that I didn’t really want to pay back. I felt like an idiot for not being more careful about what I bought. At that moment I vowed that I would never be the person who drowns in debt because I just had to have it. Thankfully, for me it was easy to snap myself back to reality but it may not be so easy for others. The reason behind the impulse may come from various sources. For instance, the pressure of wanting to keep up with peers or using shopping to help you feel better are just a couple reasons that might lead to a thoughtless purchase. Advertisers and stores are also very good at marketing a product or presenting an item in such a positive light that you just can’t resist. Truthfully in most cases an impulse buy will not hurt your pocket too badly. On the other hand if you consistently repeat this behavior it could negatively impact your finances and your future.

Impulse Buying: Should You Really Get That?

We’ve all done it, bought something that we didn’t really need in a moment of weakness. While it may have been a small purchase,...
Seasonal Shopping Guide Know When to Buy What: When it comes to shopping I never like to pay full price. Why pay full price when the item will eventually be on sale? In fact, there is always a trusty sale right around the corner from holiday sales to end of season sales you’re covered. But did you know that there are key times during the year to buy certain kinds of clothing, accessories, and shoes? Knowing when to buy what will ensure that you get the best deal on that item you’ve been waiting to buy.

Seasonal Shopping Guide: Know When to Buy What

When it comes to shopping I never like to pay full price. Why pay full price when the item will eventually be on sale?...
Amazon Is Going To Build Drone Towers: Amazon has just obtained a patent that made them able to use drone delivery. According to this patent, which can shape the storage concept in the world today, products will be delivered via drones, out of towers.

Amazon Is Going To Build Drone Towers

Amazon has just obtained a patent that made them able to use drone delivery. According to this patent, which can shape the storage concept...
My Top 4 Soundtracks And How They Influence My Mood: I don’t know about anyone else but music has played an integral part in every life-changing sad moment that I’ve had and even some happy ones. In fact, researchers have always examined the effects that music may have on our moods and some even believe that it could be therapeutic. For instance, a study published in the Journal Of Consumer Research found that individuals experiencing sadness tend to prefer sad music. It seems that sad music offers listeners some sort of comfort, almost like an empathetic friend. Similarly, cheerful music can affect your mood and give you a happier state of mind. Even more interesting is the evidence that research had found to support the use of music as therapy for managing stress, strengthening memory, and reducing pain according to The American Music Therapy Association. Studies like these are just a small representative of the support that research has given to the impact of music on the brain. I have always been very aware of the influence that music has had on my different moods. So I decided to share 4 of my favorite movie soundtracks and how they specifically influenced my mood.

My Top 4 Soundtracks And How They Influence My Mood

I don’t know about anyone else but music has played an integral part in every life-changing sad moment that I’ve had and even some...
11 Must Have Eye Glitters For Your Summer Festival Look: It’s officially June and Summer is in the air! With Summer comes fun fashion, cocktails and festivals and no festival would be complete without colourful makeup and glitter! I am a major magpie so glitters are one of my favourite makeup products to use all year round - in that spirit I have put together a review of some amazing eye glitters I have tried and tested which can be used not only on the eyes but on the lips, body and even the hair!

11 Must-Have Eye Glitters For Your Summer Festival Look

It’s officially June and Summer is in the air! With Summer comes fun fashion, cocktails and festivals and no festival would be complete without...
Beauty Subscription Box Sneak Peak GlossyBox [Review]: Following the Little Known Box review, which is a reasonably new subscription box service, this blog is focusing on an established beauty subscription service called Glossy Box. Each box is delivered every month and contains 5 different beauty items which are generally full-size and tailored to your beauty preferences. You can subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months and there are also limited edition boxes and a gifting option. I have tried Glossy Box a few times on and off but have never maintained a subscription with them as there are so many great subscription services to choose from now! However, I decided to order a recent box because Glossy Box provided an offer whereby you could receive a bonus box if you subscribed, so I thought why not see what is delivered?

Beauty Subscription Box Sneak Peek: GlossyBox [Review]

Following the Little Known Box review, which is a reasonably new subscription box service, this blog is focusing on an established beauty subscription service...
11 Classy Items You Can Buy Under $20 Right Now

11 Classy Items You Can Buy Under $20 Right Now

1. Lazy Glasses ($4.50) In order to watch something while lying down, we need to use a very big pillow and it is not very...