My Go To Makeup Bag | The Flat Lay Co.

I am a big lover of makeup, that's no secret. I've spent as little as £1 on products, but I've also spent a lot more than that - because of this I always want my makeup to be stored in a place that I can look after it well. I'm still a lover of a makeup bag, even when I'm just using my makeup at home, I like that all of my everyday essentials are stored in one place.

I was contacted by The Flat Lay Company, and I was really excited to receive the makeup bag that they were offering to let me try.

The idea behind these makeup bags is that you can fully open up the makeup bags, and not only will they store your makeup in but they will help protect the surface where your makeup is - you don't have to set the makeup down outside of the bag, you can do it all whilst using the space of the makeup bag itself.

What makes it super handy is that it has a drawstring, which helps to pull it open and close it up within seconds. This also means that when you are in a rush, it's really easy to close it up and carry your makeup away with the handle provided. The zip on the inside means you can protect smaller items to prevent you from losing them, as well as a pocket on the outside for any larger items that don't require as much protection.

It's needless to say, I am in love with this makeup bag, and over time my love for it has strengthened as I find it even more helpful when staying with family or friends, or travelling abroad on a nice holiday.


Becoming VEGAN | My Journey ft. Lucy Watson Feed Me Vegan

I've been a vegetarian for 3 years now, it was something that I had always wanted to do but didn't know how. I think that sounds crazy typing it now, but also I know what I mean. How do you replace food that you have always known to eat? I had a failed attempt at becoming a vegetarian once, but the second time it just happened. (If you would like a blog post with more info about how I became a veggie, let me know!).

I feel like I am now in the same position with becoming a vegan, it's something that I want to do but I'm not sure how to do it. I do find this to be more difficult than being a vegetarian, mainly because when I check out the menus at restaurants I don't find that they offer a lot for vegans.

In my bid to becoming closer to a vegan, I purchased Lucy Watson's "Feed Me Vegan" recipe book. In here is everything, from snacks to tummy filling dinners - and the best part is that you don't miss any of the animal derived ingredients because they are so full of flavour!

Do you have a favourite vegan recipe book? I'm always open to new ideas that will help me on my vegan journey!

The BEST Fake Tan | Loving Tan Review

I've never been a fan of sun bathing, not only is it boring but it's so damaging for the skin! This is why I'm an avid lover of fake tan, I'd rather spend my evenings slathering the tan over my skin to create the illusion of gorgeous bronzed, sun kissed  skin! However, there's nothing worse than a fake tan that is so orange that I'm trying to convince myself that it looks ok, or one that is strongly green based that I question if I'm Princess Fiona (Shrek reference) when I'm putting it on.

This is where Loving Tan comes into play, I have seen so many beauty bloggers and YouTubers talking about this tan that I had to give it a go. The company did reach out to me and offer to send me the product, however, this blog post was not requested by them and they are not paying me for this.

Loving Tan is an Australian product, so it is a little bit more difficult for us in the UK to get hold of. However, I can confess that it is worth it. Just look at my before and after below:

The tan has a green base but not overpowering, which makes it look more natural (rather than having an orange/red base which is really unnatural looking). The tan has a perfect guide colour so you can see where you are applying it, and it helps you to make sure there are no patches - something I know we've all been guilty of in the past!

I tend to leave the tan on overnight, and allow for it to develop in this time. In the morning, I then remove the guide colour to reveal a gorgeous but natural looking tan - I've even had to tell people that it's fake as they have been convinced that it's real. It gives me the tan that I desire to have, so the fact that I've almost used up the bottle makes me really sad, but it's definitely something I'm willing to repurchase (I just might have to bulk buy!). In terms of longevity, this tan lasts me around 2 weeks. It does tend to start wearing off in this time, and if I scrub it off it means that it fades away nicely without any awkward 'dirty' marks.

The Bronze Shimmer Wear Off tan is perfect for those nights out, its something i love to either wear on it's own or pop it on top of the tan I'm already wearing. It has the most subtle of shimmer, which just makes you look glowing. And the biggest plus side - this doesn't wear off on your clothes, it takes 60 seconds to dry and you're good to get dressed and go about your day night, and then it simply washes off when you get in the shower, pretty impressive right?

If you can't tell, I'm so impressed with Loving Tan, and the fact that it was sent to me is just a bonus. I would never allow this to distort my opinions on any product.


Quick & Easy Hair Removal | No Ingrown Hairs!

As a girl with thick coarse hair, shaving my leg hair can be a bit of a nightmare - not at the time of shaving, but when it grows back through, I tend to suffer from ingrown hairs no matter how hard I try. However, I can't leave them to grow (at least not in the Summer haha).

I now have the solution of the above, the Magnitone Go Bare Rechargeable Mini Lady Shaver. It really does live up to its name, the device fits comfortably in your palm and even has a little carry pouch that allows you to discreetly throw it in your handbag!

It's perfect for touch ups on the go, if you see hairs on your bikini line, legs or armpits, you can whip this out and quickly get rid of them. Additional features that make this so handy (get it?) is that it can be used wet or dry, it charges through a USB and 2 hours of charging will give you nearly 2 hours of charge. Also, as it removes hairs down to the skin level, it means that it completely prevents any ingrown hairs, which for me is ideal.

Something that I found amazing was the price, this is only £29.99! Click here to check out their website of goodies!

What's your preferred hair removal method? Let me know!


Travel Diary: Sa Coma, Majorca

After spending 10 years with this boy, and never taking a trip abroad together (or in that whole time frame), we decided that 2017 was the year. One day on the internet we took the plunge and booked a holiday - we read reviews but didn't put a lot of thought into where we were going, or what we were going to do. 

This post isn't sponsored, however, if Thomsons were looking for a rave review they are certainly going to receive one. The flights were incredible, we were literally on cloud 9 flying away to a destination that could have been heaven. It was so easy to understand where we needed to go, and the reps for Thomson were happy and ready to guide you on your way - which was especially helpful at midnight in another country neither myself or Jack had travelled to before.

Our hotel had thought of everything, including having a bite to eat ready for us when we arrived at half past 1 in the morning. The room, the balcony, the pool and even the reception area were a dream come true. The white sand beach, with the clear blue water was the icing on top of the cake, enticing you into the sea with every push and pull of the waves.

I'm not sure that words could do the breath taking views any justice, and it is something that needs to be experienced to fully appreciate. Taking excursions across the island of Majorca, and travelling by bicycle across the coast to discover new sights and attractions that you couldn't imagine exist on this earth is something that will not be forgotten from this holiday. If you get the chance, you should go and discover. Travel. Learn new cultures and take it in. Sometimes it allows you to learn more about yourself, but mostly it allows you to get away from the everyday mundanity of life, which is especially important in this social media driven world that we now live in.

The only problem is, now our taste for travel has become starvation and I can't wait to book our next holiday - plus I need to be able to scratch off destinations from our new scratch off map!
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