Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Highlands and Islands Visit

Hello Everyone,

Autumn is well and truly here now isn't it? The baltic mornings that have you leaving the house wrapped up for an arctic expedition only to find yourself losing half your body weight in sweat by lunch time when the sun has made a late arrival but at least this means we have some final opportunities to enjoy some nice weather before the apocalypse winter arrives.

At the beginning of the month we took a little mini trip to the Scottish Highlands and Islands for my birthday and wow, just wow.

I've always loved Scotland (I live here after-all) but there's something magical about right up north so I thought I'd share some of the photos I took with you all... and a video, why not!


Easdale Island



Most of these images didn't require any editing, the colours were actually that vivid, and yes - that includes the rainbows!

Finally there's a short video with some extra bits too:

Have you ever been to the Highlands?

Speak soon,

Rosy xx


Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Flapper Vibes With The Lulu Bob Wig From HotHair

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're all doing amazingly well, there was no post last week as I was on an impromptu trip to the Scottish Highlands and Islands, if you missed the little vlog showing you the gorgeous scenery, it's here: Highlands and Islands.

After my little break away from civilisation, I have come back to a very autumnal southern Scotland and I've started all things Hallowe'en around here, if you missed it I have a video recommending some fantastically spooky Hallowe'en reads to you here but today we are going to be talking about dressing up for the occasion.

Hallowe'en is one of my favourite times of year, I'm an October baby so it comes with the territory! I also love playing dress up and on the big night, I normally dress up with my daughter and watch Hocus Pocus then I watch real scary movies with Mr Sparkles (Paranormal Activity - I'm looking at you here!) and we also often have a spooky get together of some description to attend where fancy dress is always a feature so with that in mind, this year I've decided to go for 'Vintage Flapper' with the help of The Lulu Bob from HotHair in Deep Cherry Red which I was very kindly sent to review from the lovely and helpful team at HotHair.

Halloween Flapper Look

This wig is so much fun and differs greatly from my usual look which was a bit of a shock to a friend of mine when I sent her a snap telling her it was my real hair, oh the fun we have with whatsapp.

As is standard with HotHair products, the wig is of good quality and has a strap inside to adjust the size of your wig so you get the best fit, we don't want your wig flying off on the dancefloor when you're doing the mash, the monster mash.

Halloween Flapper Look

The cut and shape of the wig is gorgeous and gives a more natural feel to your look, the style could be very modern or vintage depending on how you style it, as I said, I'm adding pearls and vintage style makeup to get a 1920's inspired flapper look this Hallowe'en.

Halloween Flapper Look

I've had a few products from HotHair now and I am always really impressed by the quality and the sheer range of products they offer from the celebrity hair section to clip in buns, they have all areas covered.
I really love my Hallowe'en look this year and I can't wait to play around more with this wig and the looks that can be created whilst wearing it, also, the Lulu Bob currently has 20% off online... #JustSaying.

Halloween Flapper Look

What are you wearing for Hallowe'en this year? Have you ever shopped at HotHair?

Speak soon,

Rosy xx

*Product gifted for review.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Wonderball Wand

Hi Everyone!

Hope you're all having a lovely start to Autumn, I know I've been loving the change of weather into boots and scarves time.

In the Autumn I tend to do my hair a lot more than other seasons, in Summer I'm too hot to care how disheveled I look, in Winter I'm always in a hat and in Spring I don't tend to know what's going on so Autumn is my time.

One look I really love playing with is curls, they always make me feel so pretty and pulled together and, as a Mum with a little baby, being pulled together can be a struggle (at least for me, if you're the pulled together, hair and makeup flawless Mum of a new baby then you have my intense admiration!)  and so when I was very kindly sent the Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Wonderball Wand to try out, I couldn't wait to get a few moments to myself to play with my recently neglected locks.

If you've been following my blog for some time, you'll know how much I love Lee Stafford electricals, in particular the CoCo LoCo range, you may remember my post featuring the CoCo LoCo Blow & Go Nuts where we talked about keeping your hair healthy and my review of the CoCo LoCo Long Tong when I first discovered the range and fell in love.

Why CoCo LoCo?

Believe it or not (but you probably should believe it because it's true), the CoCo LoCo hair tools are all infused with coconut oil to help nourish and repair damaged hair, at first I thought this might just be a gimmick but it actually works, my hair is really shiny after styling with the CoCo LoCo range.

So why is this wand any different to any other wands? 

Well for starters we have the coconut oil infusion I mentioned earlier but also, with the Wonderball Wand, we have a very unique shape, the idea behind it is pretty nifty.

The shape of the wand allows you to achieve a couple of different overall looks whilst styling, you can wrap your sectioned hair around the thinner areas to get bohemian curls or you can wrap your hair around the spheres to create beachy waves but there's also the option to mix it up and wrap around both to create wilder curls.
If you know me you'll know the wilder curls was the style I was interested in because I really don't like my hair looking too neat, I don't like to look like I've tried hard... even when I've tried hard.

The On Switch Is So Cute In Hot Pink
 So I spent my time curling all over the wand then running my fingers through parts to mess it up and I love the result!

The curls looked more natural to me than they do after using a traditional wand and I loved how they all looked different, this will be my styling wand of choice now, even replacing my Long Tong and my Rainbow Shine Wand which I've loved so much.

I can't wait to use this wand more because it was so easy to use and I've had lots of lovely compliments on my curly look and it was nice to feel human again after the last couple of months of early motherhood - Thank You Lee Stafford!

Let me know if you have this wand, I'd love to know your thoughts!

Speak Soon,

Rosy xx

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

It's Never Too Early To Prepare | Prestige Hampers

Hello Everyone,

I think this post needs to come with a warning that I’ll be mentioning the ‘C’ word a few times, that’s Christmas for the uninitiated, so with that warning out of the way, let’s delve into this exciting post I have for you today.

Christmas as a grown up is waaaaayyyyy different to Christmas as a child, as a kid I would get excited late November time, be manic through all of December and then crash on Boxing Day, filled with sweets and laden with gifts and that was pretty much Christmas to me, but, as a fully fledged adult with two little ones and a husband, Christmas is different now.
These days I start my festive planning in summer, I begin shopping around, squirrelling away gifts and planning my December menu around July and I’m not even sorry. This means that come the beginning of December, when everyone else I know is rushing around stressing about Christmas, I’m sat with a mulled wine enjoying the festivities - it works to be prepared early my friends!

A huge part of Christmas for me now is the food, gone are the days of daydreaming about the latest Barbies and My Little Ponies, these days I get my kicks in the festive food halls, Christmas cook books and prepping food hampers for loved ones (and also hoping to be gifted something edible), so when Prestige Hampers offered me the chance to review one of their luxury Christmas hampers, guess what I said...

Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Glory To This Amazing Thing!

I didn’t know which hamper I was being sent and so the excitement was real when my lovely postie arrived with a huge box and upon opening, I knew that it was going to be a good day.

It was almost as if this box had been made for me by someone who knows me well, everything in here excites me so very much and it isn’t just the food, it is the beautiful presentation of such a special item, this is the stuff of my adulthood dreams.

Under the initial layer there were yet more goodies and as I didn’t know what would be in there, it really was like Christmas came early in this house.

Prestige Hampers have something for all tastes and budgets, from the sweet packs for the sugar lovers in the family to cheese hampers, food, wine.... you've got it all there waiting to be bought for a loved one or yourself - there's no judging here!

Everything arrived perfectly packed as you can see from the pictures and all items had a decent use by date too, so you don't have to scoff the lot immediately but if you want to do just that then once again, no judging!

I am seriously impressed by this lovely selection and I'm pretty certain that it won't be too long till I place another order with Prestige Hampers.

What do you all think? Are you into Hampers for Christmas gifts?

Speak to you all soon,

Rosy xx

*This item was gifted free of charge in return fir review.

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