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Sleek Makeup Matte Me Must Haves | Liquid Lipstick swatches | Christmas Gift Idea

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Do you know what I love? Bargain makeup sets at Christmas, and this one is not one to be excluded. Sleek have come out with (or maybe this one is on Boots) with a set of smaller (still good sizes though) liquid lipsticks for a steal of 6 squid. 


and, they are on 3 for 2. I bought two for my friends, and kept the third for me. It was free after all, so I felt as if I could justify it.



The colours are so pretty, you get a peachy pink nude, a red, a berry and a deep dark winey colour.





My faves are the nude and the red as I think they have the best formula. The deeper colours can be a lil patchy (yes, excuse the swatches, applying several liquid lipsticks one after another can often take a toll on the lips)

I think this would be amazing present for any makeup lover, and I know the beauty fans I have bought them for will appreciate them.

Side note, I have been nominated for a bloggers award and you can vote for me here - https://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/ukba2018/entries/tamzin-lena

I'm …

The Cafédirect Roast and Ground Single Origin Range | Guest Post

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"THE FINEST COFFEE FROM AROUND THE WORLD:MACHU PICCHU, GROWN ON THE ANDES, MOUNT KILIMANJARO, COLOMBIA’S CAUCA VALLEY & COSTA RICA" 


Cafédirect(www.cafedirect.co.uk) is Britain’s largest, completely Fairtrade hot drinks brand.  It works directly with artisan growers from across the globe to produce award-winning coffee, tea and hot chocolate that is ridiculously good, in taste, quality and at delivering positive change for the farmers that it works with.
It is led by the philosophy that only ridiculously good business can produce ridiculously good coffee. Each product is made with the passion and expertise of Cafédirect’s growers, bringing out exciting tastes and flavours, from bright and complex notes to dark intense aromas: perfect for every occasion.
Cafédirect’s Roast & Ground Single Origin range is a collection of the finest coffee from around the world, with editions produced from single sources in Central and South America and Africa, delivering a variety of inte…

Beauty buzzwords debunked | Guest Post

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It can be a minefield trying to figure out the most beneficial products for your skin and how their combined ingredients can combat your skin concerns. Luckily, the skincare experts at Zo Skin Health have debunked some of the top skincare ingredient buzzwords so you know exactly what to adopt into your skincare routine. 




Retinol: A widely used term within the skincare industry, Retinol based products can help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles whilst also smoothing the surface area of the skin. You should apply a retinoid once a day, most preferably in the evening as skin will be sensitive to sunlight afterwards – use after cleansing and before applying your moisturiser.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is most commonly taken orally; however, the ingredient also has varying benefits when applied directly to the skin.  Vitamin C provides a range of benefits including evening out your skin tone, protecting your skin against pollution, improving hydration and keeping an overall youthful appe…

He loved sonnets

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This is one of my favourite quotes. I think it explains so much about human behavior, and can be pretty much applied to any situation.

It's sad, that this is how people are.

They show you they love you, but sometimes that's too much. Yes, too much. They do something so often that it's obvious that they aren't doing it to show affection, they're doing it because they enjoy it, or they are doing it for their own image.

I've dealt with this before. I'm going to tell you a very long story, in a very short way.

Let's call him G (Not his initial)

G told me he loved me. So many times. He told me he thought the world of me, too often. He told me our bond was irreplaceable, on numerous occasions, to the point these just became words. Words that could be poetically drafted into a pretty flow of a sonnet, but just words either way.

When someone says something over and over again, they are often trying to do one of two things:

1. Convince you of something
2. Convi…

Vieve protein water review

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I want to start off this post by saying, no, I ain't no fitness junkie, even though I wish I was. I wish I was one of those people who has all the energy in the world, performs yoga on the daily and goes for multiple sprints a day. But I am not one of them, sadly, but that doesn't meet I should neglect my body of essential nutrients to help it repair after I do any kind of activity. (I do do some exercise, I promise)



When contacted by Vieve asking whether I wanted to review and chat about their protein water, I was was initially flattered (thank you so much!) but also had "second thoughts" I guess. I always assumed protein supplements were for muscly macho men who spend all their time in a gym. I didn't think they were for average people like me, who fit exercise in round their busy, working lives. However, after doing my research, I was proved wrong.

First of all, there are many reasons why people could and would want to add extra protein in their diets. For exa…

Happy Halloween | Life and Blog Update

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Happy Halloween!



Today I thought I would give you a brief life and blog update, because I haven't for so long.

So, what's been going on in my life?

Lots of work. I work full time, as well as having a Saturday night job. I also run my blog and YouTube channel. Additionally, I'm working on 2 projects at the moment. I need sleep! However, I don't seem to be too familiar with that concept recently. I'm travelling a lot, and I am off to London this weekend, so it's all go.

What can you expect from the blog in the coming months?

A few posts a week - either written by me and from me, or someone else. That someone else being a brand typically, or another blogger. (This hasn't happened yet but it might.) All my guest posts have Guest Post in the title, and aren't signed off by me so that you're aware. I accept Guest Posts as it's an interesting way to share new brands, concepts and ideas on here. I only accept things that I think my readers may be inter…

Off The Eaten Path | Guest Post

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All too often, we make do with a standard sandwich – when actually there are thousands of different and easy ways to enjoy lunch and be more adventurous with it. To help inspire people to try something new and spice up their lunchtimes, Off The Eaten Path has collaborated with renowned chef Deborah Thompson.


Off The Eaten Path is a range of new and delicious snacks made with real vegetables. Ideal as a tasty snack in your bag at work, they can also compliment your lunch; especially with the below recipes crafted in collaboration with Deborah.
Deborah Thompson and Off The Eaten Path are on a mission to help people eat exciting meals that are simple, quick and easy to make. Inspired by the different flavours in the new snacks range, they’ve created three unique recipes, which you can whip up in the week to take to work or have at home.



The new snacks which Deborah has included within each of her adventurous lunch ideas provide a source of fibre, contain no artificial colours or preservativ…

Strong Roots | Cooking

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I don't know about you, but I just love food, and cooking of course.

I find there's something so therapeutic about cooking, but sometimes we don't have enough hours in the day to prepare a meal from scratch, and on days like that, I have found some of the most perfect products to help.

Warning: This post is photo heavy!!:D


In a nut shell: (www.strongroots.co.uk) is an award-winning brand on a mission to revolutionise frozen food. It has launched in the UK at Waitrose and Whole Foods Market with its innovative, delicious and nutritious range of vegetables and veggie meals.
Working with the best producers in the world to source the finest veg, the brand was launched to help those with busy lifestyles cut corners in the kitchen and enjoy healthy food easily.  All Strong Roots products are fresh, tasty and bursting with goodness. The range includes Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Kale & Quinoa Burgers, Ripened Avocado Halves and Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes. All are a great …

50,000

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Well. Here we are. Somewhere I didn't think I would ever be. I never expected this many people to read my blog, and I certainly didn't expect it to turn into what it has. I can't believe I am about to type this, but my blog, my little blog, has amassed over 50,000 views.

If you go back on my blog, or if you've been a reader for a while, you might have seen some milestone posts I did back in the day, when I hit 1000 and 5000 views. I haven't done a milestone post since, and here we are with over 50,000 views.

I am actually closer to 60,000 views now than 50,000 by the time I have gotten around to writing this. Crazy stuff.

Something else that is kinda crazy, is that the lovely guys from bakerdays have sent me (me!) a cake to celebrate. Thankyou so much for my yummy gift, it certainly went down a treat and was a perfect way to to enjoy this achievement.


They know I love flamingos. Who doesn't?



You can win yourself a personalized cake for you or a loved one by lik…

Contributing for the Growing Up Guide!

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You may or may not already know that I am now an official contributor of a brand new online magazine called The Growing Up Guide.

I recently featured on their Instagram, taking over the story for the day (which was so much fun) and I have also had 1 post published so far - you can check it out here:

https://thegrowingupguide.com/2017/10/06/5-lipstick-shades-all-girl-bosses-need

I am working on many more posts so before long you shall see some more of my face popping up on the website!


If you enjoy my blog, you'll for sure enjoy the content on The Growing Up Guide. It's all about lifestyle, ranging from topics about beauty to sex and relationships to finance and studies. It has everything you need and some awesome advice about important topics.

I highly recommend you go and check it out as you're guaranteed to find something you'll like. It's so varied which makes it so different and interesting.

That's all for now but I really hope you love my post, please check…

Little Moons Mochi | Guest Post

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Little Moons, an award-winning artisan producer of mochi ice cream, has launched a UK first with its devilishly delicious and quintessentially autumnal Limited Edition Spiced Pumpkin Pie flavour mochi, created for Halloween and Thanksgiving. What is mochi? Steamed rice flour creates a delightful chewy mochi outer, wrapped around gelato ice-cream.
The Spiced Pumpkin Pie edition can be found at the self-serve mochi ice cream bar at Whole Foods Market stores in High Street Kensington, Piccadilly Circus, Fulham, Richmond and Clapham Junction and also the Mochi Pop bar at the High Street Kensington branch.
PUMPKIN PIE…BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT…
LITTLE MOONS LAUNCHES UK’S FIRST SPICED PUMPKIN PIE MOCHI ICE CREAM FOR HALLOWEEN & THANKSGIVING
Little Moons (www.littlemoons.co.uk)
Launching in October, the Spiced Pumpkin Pie edition will be available exclusively at the Little Moons mochi ice cream bar at Whole Foods Market stores across London (High Street Kensington, Piccadilly Circus, Fulham, Richmo…