Sunday, 8 January 2017

Treat Box UK - January 2017 Unboxing / Review

It's the start of a New Year and the lovely people at Treat Box UK have made a box worthy of starting the year with new beginnings and resolution, with changes and plans for the future. As always it's clear that the box was beautifully curated and I am loving quite how much of the box contains the stunning print that has been made for this month. 

I think this is my last box from my latest subscription so I may take a break, as I have a lot of lifestyle bits building up... or you may see me post again in February if I just can't make myself miss a box. 

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Jojoba Company 'Hydrating Day Cream' - My Thoughts

In this Winter weather good skincare can be even more important than normal, the cold weather can wreak havoc on even the best skin and extra moisture can make a world of difference. When I was asked to try the Jojoba Company 'Hydrating Day cream' it felt like the perfect thing to be using this Winter to keep my skin soft and stop it from drying out. 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

What I got in my Vintage Cosmetics Company and Sephora Advent Calendars - Christmas 2016

If you follow me on Instagram you'll already know what I got in my advent calendars as I did 4 update photos to share the contents, but if you don't I thought I'd do a quick overview so that if you are looking for a beauty advent, next year, you'll know how these two stood up against the competition. 

Monday, 2 January 2017

The Books That I read in 2016

Another year, another book challenge. Thanks to one of my lovely friends I have been setting myself book challenges for many years, now, and it's been encouraging me to read more than I ever used to (and I've always been a big reader). Before my health got even worse, and before there was an Oliver, I was reading hundreds of books a year, but that's reduced somewhat now. 

Still, I am continuing with these challenges because I like to feel that sense of achievement and I just love books. It's one of the few things I can do on the bad days, maybe not the worst days but the bad ones, and it's something that can, sometimes, distract from some of the harder things in life. 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

The Blogger quiz of the year - 2016 to 2017

Yes, I changed the title for my post, I'm awkward like that but I was already wanting to do a 2016-2017 type post but thought this was a nice way to be involved in something blogger related. Thanks to the lovely Vicky at 'Being Tilly's Mummy' for tagging me, doing this sort of post gives me some direction rather than just waffling on for the whole post. 

I will probably do a little bit, towards the end, just about my thoughts on the year, but to the questions first! 

Our December 2016 in Instagram photos