Miracle skin oil - review

Sunday, 17 December 2017

If you're as new to the concept of natural skin care as I am, then this might just be the blog post for you. I am here to share my experience of using one of the newly launched Wild source apothecary products with you. So if you're suffering with some tired and dry skin over these next few winter months you may want to read more about this, giving you an insight into what its all about and where you can get your hands on it.

Chelsea candle - rambles about the candle and my experience

Sunday, 3 December 2017

In this post I am here to talk to you all about a candle, but not just a candle.. a  Chelseacandleco candle.. (Now you'd be lying if the Marks & Spencer catchphrase didn't come into your mind, now I'm sorry its no M&S product but trust me its pretty damn close). Admittedly I'm slightly excited, well I say slightly but I am very excited... Now I've never really been one for getting enthusiastic and excited about little home furnishings, that was until I moved to university... And whilst moving away from home I realised that finding anything that makes your new room even just that little bit cosier can make the world of difference. Anything from a cosy bed throw, all the way down to yes.. a candle. 

Five things that might just make you a winter person

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Now if you're a lover of winter like myself then you will understand my excitement for those dark and cosy nights wrapped up in a blanket, but I am aware that appreciation of wintertime is a very unpopular opinion amongst many. If you’re one of those that are not too keen on it then I hope to change your mind, or at least warm you up to the thought of the cold season a little more. But if you’re already doing your little happy dance at the thought of those crisp frost filled mornings, then you will be delighted to read this post and be reminded of why it’s such a magical season.

The Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa

Friday, 1 December 2017

In the past week of my little blogging adventure I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity of exploring The Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa. This was a launch event for their new line of products that will be arriving within the next month or so, and as part of this we were quite literally treated like royalty. Gorgeous canapes, Christmas pud cocktails, Oh.. and did I mention a complimentary mini treatment? Needless to say it was an incredible night, a night where I was blown away and officially fell in love with a hotel.


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

We are now finally into Autumn of 2017 and honestly I could NOT be happier, from the spookiness of Halloween, the dark long nights and not to mention the dark fashion statements.. What more is there to like? Well, let me tell you. Makeup, eye shadow, this big bold eyeliner wings & best of all lipsticks! Before we get into it can we just take a moment to appreciate just how beautiful these Autumn themed photos are! (heavenly) Now admittedly I'm still yet to fully grow my Autumn collection as I currently only have my old faithful four lipsticks ranging from the body shop to Primark's little make up range steals. But if you love lipstick then this is the blog post for you! 

Love at first sight - #thebloggersfestival edition

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Saturday, the 23rd of September 2017. The day that I attended my first blogger event, the bloggers festival in London. Now I expected a few little free goodies, but oh my these brands really did spoil us. And that is why I am writing this short little post all about two brands that really caught my eye, and is sure to become my newest go to brands for candles and jewellery storage. Yes, you read that right.. Two essentials that you never usually give a second thought to until you find something that You've not seen before. And so I dedicate this post to the two most beautiful brands that I've instantly fallen in love with.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Here I am, back again with maybe my second or third favourites posts. But I am admittedly having a bit of writers block at the moment as well as trying to think of more creative ideas to plan for. So I thought this would be a cute little post just to showcase off some of my favourite little bits and bobs of the summer so far. (well I say so far as August is practically over). But more than just a little bit of writers block, I'm dedicating this little light-hearted post to all us beauty, lifestyle & fashion bloggers. To all of us little bloggers that work our absolute butts off writing these little posts for ourselves and for other blog lovers that may or may not even be interested in them. But nevertheless we still continue writing them, as a little project to ourselves. Here's to the little bloggers..

Why i started blogging

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

As bloggers whether it be big or small, we all have our reasons behind the start of our blogs. Some may say its their little happy safe environment, some blog as a way to get their mental health worries out of their head and on some form of document, they may have passions (beauty, lifestyle & fashion) that they just cannot keep to themselves, or just in general find themselves to be a little bit of an introvert. For myself its all of the above, and this little post is all about why I started my blog and how stepping out of my social comfort zone has changed me as a person..

Domain & updates

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

I DID IT! I finally made the big jump (or little to most other bloggers) of getting my own domain. I've been considering doing this for a good few months now, but always had that fear that my blog just wasn't good enough. I did the typical blogger mistake of comparing myself with others, I concentrated so much on the amount of views & comments that I had completely lost motivation. It made me feel like I wasn't worthy of writing because it wasn't up to a certain 'blogger standard'. But oh boy was I wrong, and today's post is a little about my experience of getting my very own domain, how to do it, and hopefully to convince those of you that are on the fence of doing so to go for it..

Write love parcel- Becoming a rep & Review

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Write love parcel. One of the cutest idea's I've come across on my blogging journey so far. A blogger and stationery lovers dream. Now the company itself is not to do with blogging, but as you may have guessed.. stationery. I've been given the amazing opportunity to be a REP for their little company. And so included in this post will be my short journey of becoming a rep, an honest review and a chance to get your hands on a discount code for their monthly box subscription..


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

From what I can recall I don't think I've yet dived into the world of reflection posts before, but July has been a pretty big month for me. So here's my little blog post that I am out to use as my little thinking space, to share the exciting (and the not so exciting) things that have happened in the past month..

My top three perfume picks

Monday, 7 August 2017

Perfume, How often do you really think about what you're spraying on yourself quickly before you leave the house. Its something so simple but so important. I find that the perfume you wear when you first meet someone is a make or break moment.. Of course you wouldn't be-friend somebody over the perfume they wear but its an important factor. 

The Merbabe collection - Indy Luxe review

Monday, 31 July 2017

Now I have been extremely excited about these brushes for a good few weeks since Indy Luxe announced that they'd be releasing a new set! And needless to say they did not disappoint by keeping up with the colourful mermaid trends that are all the rage at the moment. Now I've teamed up with Indy Luxe as part of their blogging programme, so before I get into this little post I'm just going to put it out there that you can all receive 20% off on the Indy Luxe website by using the code 'REBECAELEN20'.. right then with the all the little boring bits done, lets get started. 

Egosketch - collaboration & review

Sunday, 23 July 2017

About a week or two ago I was approached by the lovely little brand Ego Sketch, now admittedly I'd never heard of them before but I was very excited to do a little research into who they are and what they do.. They're a little company based in the Netherlands, that create phone and tablet cases. Not only do they give you a choice of designs that are available on their site, but they give you the opportunity to put your own mark on them by the power of customisation. (Now before I get stuck in, this is NOT a paid collaboration therefor all opinions & review comments are my own and have not been influenced)

My first year experience - UNI

Saturday, 22 July 2017

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Now when you think of university what are the first things that spring to mind? Parties? Alcohol? Sex, drugs, rock & roll? wow that sounded like a dad joke,  I do apologise. But here’s a first year reflection from myself, one of the maybe two or three percent of students that actually go there for the education.. geek alert, but who cares. I mean yes I did the whole going out every night for a week in freshers but in between that and a few nights out here and there I retired to my bed and opted for slippers and a warm cuppa, or two.. or five. So here’s a reflection looking back on life as a first year from a possible slight different perspective. 

Top five primark picks

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Okay so first of all if you are as much of a Primark fan as me then you will definitely know just how much they've stepped up their home-wear game, and to say the least I am loving it! I've been holding back lately as my student budget is running a little low, but today I couldn't take it anymore and HAD to give in!

5 reasons why I love photography and why you should give it a go..

Monday, 17 July 2017

Out of all the hobbies I've ever had I feel that photography has always been the main one that has stuck with me. In the last few months the possibility of an on the side career of photography has become more realistic. There's so much that can be done with a good camera, and lets be honest having photos taken is never going to go out of fashion. Its what keeps memories going and past souls with you.. Its not just a hobby its an art..

Monday strolls bring monday thoughts

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

So today I am doing something a little chatty, something a little personal and in general something simply a little different. This is me writing a post to myself, reflecting on those lessons that I have learnt and those new life goals that I have created, so just a heads up you may want to sit down with a cuppa it may be a bit of a long one (but don’t worry I promise not to share my whole life story, just some of it…)

My love of the body shop & their fight against animal testing

Sunday, 11 June 2017

During the past few weeks I've made the decision to transition to only using animal cruelty/testing free make up. And there's no better company i could think of turning to other than the body shop.Its only recently that I've truly discovered the wonders of the body shops products.. From the body wash, the foundation all the way to the matte lip liquids. I've had high hopes for all of these products and so far I can say that none of these have let me down! 

Long walks & Clear minds - my experience and advice

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Now I've always been a firm believer in the whole theory of long walks giving you a clear mind, but I've never truly practised this until the past few weeks at university. Coursework and exam season can be an extremely stressful time as you know, meaning that this is a crucial time to clear any unneeded stress from within your mind.

essential tips for keeping your sanity while at uni

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

One thing that I've definitely learnt in my 7 or so months so far of uni is just how easy it is to drive yourself insane. Now I'm not one to talk about things like this since I very rarely listen to my own advice, but If I can help one of you then that would make my day! I've decided to write this for some of you that may be in uni, on your way to uni, or just in general find yourself regularly driving yourself insane.

A venture around Bath with my love

Sunday, 19 March 2017

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Now all I'm going to say is if you haven't already been to Bath, then please visit. It's not a city that I've really thought about much before, but after my visit the other day I have totally and utterly fallen in love with it. To start they have these quirky little cafe's in the quiet back streets out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the tourists. These look like those hipster cafe's you can only dream of going to while scrolling through your instagram feed, and I bet they're still one of those places that charge you £8 for a coffee, but when they look like they do you can't really be mad. Now of course we didn't dare to go in considering that we're students literally clinging onto our money, we had to practically drag each other away from this place while trying really hard not to cry about it.

February Favourites.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Now I've been meaning to create a favourites post for forever now, so I decided to use this gloomy weathered Sunday to write one! From make up, to clothing items, to perfumes, to just completely random things.. I am going to show you what I've been loving this past month!

The girl behind the blog and the blog itself!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Now I've been reading up a lot about new blog content, and while I am still at it finding suitable photos and planning other posts I thought I would quickly write this one.

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