Beauty | Product Empties & Speedy Reviews - January 2016

January 2016 product empties sunsilk la rich directions shampoo review blog

Speedy review time...... yea?
If you've previously read any of my empties posts you'll know I'm TERRIBLE for keeping it short!
But sure I'll keep trying.

Food | New Kid On The Block: Kitchen Trotter

I've been on a hunt recently for some new and exciting monthly subscription boxes to try, I wanted to keep my wee postman on his toes y'see and when the lovely folk over at Kitchen Trotter asked if I'd like to try out one of their monthly subscription boxes, I just KNEW he'd love delivering me some new goodies.

So bright and early this morning I received my first Kitchen Trotter Box*.  Priced at £29.99 for a one off box it is on the higher end of the price scale for a monthly subscription box but they do have some offers if you were to sign up to a 6 or 12 month plan (see here).
Kitchen Trotter Foodie Subscription Box Discover World Foods

Beauty | Mini Post Christmas Lush Haul

I'm a complete bargain hunter, I'm not going to fib - who doesn't love a good bargain?!

I've said it many times on the blog before that I am ALSO a huge fan of LUSH and have no regrets when I use a full bubble bar or bathbomb in one bath, sure it may be a bit of a waste on money but pretty bathtime treats are one of the few vices I have these days #oldcow

I know many bloggers are running out to LUSH everytime a new collection is released but I want the cheap stuff guys.  So of course I'm going to head into the LUSH sale and see what I could nab at half price.

I'll also admit here that I did actually place an order online around Boxing day - that order came to over £80!  I slapped myself silly and had to phone and cancel it, £80 on bath products was just going to go a little OTT...I spent that £80 on pretty boots instead, 'cos y'know... a girl gotta have some good boots!

Anyway, I decided to just pop to my local store instead and see if there was anything left - to my surprise even three weeks after the sale got going, LUSH Belfast still had LOADS left. LUSH HAUL Christmas 205 2016

Beauty | Blogger Beauty Box - January 2016

Everybody loves a subscription box, right?

Well how about one made for bloggers, BY BLOGGERS!!

BBBox Blogger Beauty Box January 2016 Review

That's right, the lovely Vix Meldrew and Reinventing Neesha have put together a Bloggers Beauty Box full of 5 handpicked items, delivered for the bargain price of £10.00.

Lifestyle | George @ Asda Homewear Wishlist

Are George at ASDA killing it right now or what?!
I've been obsessed with their homewear now for a good few months, so affordable and great quality that I just couldn't help but add but add another few items onto my wishlist.
My style ...if you'd even call it a STYLE is a bit of a jumble.  I've never been one of those sleek white, minimalist types.  I love rustic goodies, geeky accessories, quirky lamps and dark gothic furniture.  I featured a wishlist from Abigail Ahern a few months ago (here) and I feel like ASDA are really pulling some inspiration from her pieces recently with their bold homewears.  It fills me with much excitement. george at asda homewear wishlist Jan 2016

Beauty | Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation Review


I'm just gonna go right out there an say it - COME ON KVD, GET YOUR BRAND TO THE UK, Please k, thanks!

I'm such a sucker for pretty packaging and I'll admit that when I bought my first Kat Von D make up item (eyeliner, obvs) it was purely based on the aesthetics -  just look at the pretty packaging!!

Shop Local | The Bearded Candle Makers

The Bearded candle makers Lazy Sunday Morning
the bearded candle makers lazy sunday morning

I love being able to pick up some local products in and around Belfast - we have a few local artisan markets around the City with St. Georges Market being our most well known - if you ever find yourself in our fair City, please do pop along, you won't be disappointed!

Beauty | New Brand On The Block - Threads

New Brand Alert Threads eyelinerflicks
New Brand Alert Threads eyelinerflicks

Shop Local | Doughzy Donuts, Belfast


 Y'know when you hear about a local company and you just know you're going to get along?  Well that's how I felt when I heard about Doughzy Donuts!

How could I not get excited?!  DOUGHNUTS!!!

Beauty | Resolutions For 2016

Beauty | Resolutions For 2016

My name is Gillian and I have a confession.  Actually I have ten. 

You know those things we all have great intentions to stop doing but just keep doing them?
Well that's my aim for this year - knock some of those on the head.  This year - I pledge thee that I will....