Things that have made me smile | week 80

This week is two weeks rolled into one, and last weekend was such a lovely chilled out weekend I felt super relaxed. I've had a pretty good week and anther great weekend full of things that have made me smile.
  1. We don't normally so much for Valentine's Day but on Tuesday my lovely finance surprised me with some gorgeous roses and chocolates from bloom & wild.
  2. Having some drinks and staying over at my mums house. Since my partner was nights this weekend me and my sister had a girly night in and a few too many wines were consumed.
  3. Having a lush bath, this one is a little strange but since moving out I don't have a bath any more  so having one with a lush bath bomb was a little treat and super relaxing.
  4. Going away for the weekend (last weekend). As a little treat me and my fiancé booked a night away at a gorgeous little hotel with a jacuzzi bath and the comfiest bed.
  5. Having the most amazing hotel. I had a huge crab and an amazing pudding. All of the meals were delicious and of course I had to try a cocktail or two. 
What have you been up to this week? 

Danielle x 

Birch box | February

I love to get my little box of beauty treats every month and I feel like Birch box have really stepped up their game with this months box. The products are all so amazing! And there's two full size products, all for £12.99 including P+P.

What's in the box? 

  1. First up is a spectrum collection, Marbleous C06 Tulip eye contour brush. This is the first full size product and usually retails at £5.99. I love this collection of makeup brushes, In Fact I have the set of face and eye brushes and use them every single day, they are so soft and amazing quality and also look great in Instagram pictures, which lets face it is always a bonus. 
  2. Pop beauty, bright up your life eyeshadow trio champagne mocha. I've had one of these palettes  in a birch box before and I was so excited to see one again. They arn't the longest lasting products but they are really pretty and blend lovely. It comes with three pretty shades, a light pink shimmery shade, a purple champagne shade and a deep berry shade. Worn together they create a beautiful smokey eye look. 
  3. Beaver professional, daily moisture conditioning spray. I've been trying to get my hair in really good condition at the moment so this product came at the perfect time. It smells incredible and is great for detangling and de-frizzing which is exactly what my hair needs. 
  4. Next up is sebamed, clear face care gel. This is used to help get rid of those pesky spots without drying your skin out. Fortunately for me I haven't had a breakout since receiving this but you can guarantee one is on the horizon, so I will defiantly be reaching for this when it arrives. 
  5. Last but not least is the second full size product. Keeome, hydration mask therapy, usually £29 for a pack of 6. I've been sat with this mask on whilst writing this as you have to leave it on for 25 minutes, great for long pamper sessions. OMG my skin feels so hydrated, like I've just drank a gallon of water. This is perfect if you suffer from dry skin. 
I've been so impressed with this months Birchbox and my favourites are the eyeshadow brush and this face mask.

What do you think to this months box? 
Danielle x 

Too faced sweet peach palette

The sweetest palette is back and with it are some brand new peachy products. When the sweet peach palette was first released it sold out so quickly I couldn't get my hands on it. This time I wasn't taking any chances. 

First of all we have to talk about that packaging! How cute, an ombré pink tin covered in sweet little peaches and a large one jut for good measure. The tin opens with a magnetic fasten and reveals a small mirror with a cute little peach at the bottom with the words sweet peach. 
The base of the tin holds 18 gorgeous peach scented shades, that's right peach scented! The shades start light with white, creams and pinks and get darker with browns, greens and purples. With such an eray of shades it is a perfect palette for experimenting and creating new looks. And that's exactly what I've been doing, I don't think I've used any other palette since purchasing this one! It has a mix of shimmers and mattes and the blend beautifully together. I know I'm going to love this palette even more when the spring months arrive as those pinks will look so pretty. The shades are really pigmented, the white is perfect for brightening the inner corner of the eyes. 

Along with the relaunch of the palette too faced have brought out a whole range of peachy products including, peach oil lip gloss, peach blush and sweet peach glow palette, there's plenty to hit that sweet spot. I'm dying to get my hands on the sweet peach glow palette.
Will you be getting in on any of the peachy goodness! 
Danielle x 

Things that have made me smile | week 79

I've had a little break from blogging and social media whilst my life has been a little busy. I've moved from my little, much loved bungalow to living at my fiancé's mum. The beginning of this year wasn't a great one for me and my fiancé, he lost his job so we couldn't afford bills so moving out was the only option. Who knew we had so many things in that little, one bed bungalow? The past few weeks have been filled with packing, finding storage places for most of our things, decorating our new room and moving. A little stressful but all worth it in the end, we are now happily settled, my fiancé is back in work and we are ready to save for a mortgage (after a couple of splurges of course). 

Things that have made me smile | 
  1. Purchasing a few new items of clothing. When moving out I had to be extremely brutal with my clothes and get rid of absolutely everything that didn't fit or I just didn't wear as wardrobe space is a lot more limited now. That being said it made me realise my wardrobe needed a little update anyway, so out with the old and in with the new, I picked up a gorgeous pair of boots from Topshop.
  2. Receiving my monthly subscription box's. I've now signed back up to birchbox and loved what was inside this months box (a post will be up this week) it included a makeup brush from spectrum collections Marbleous collection which I already have a lot of the collection so it fitted in perfectly. A new box i signed up to this week is treatbox, which contains a variety of things including, sweets, prints and homeware. I loved everything that was inside and look forward to sharing it with you.
  3. Going out for tea and a couple of drinks with my friend. My partners new job includes him working two night shifts a week, although it's not ideal it is the prefect excuse for me to go out with my friends, eat nice food and have a couple of drinks. 
  4. Having lunch and a latte at costa. Being a coffee lover Costa is one of my favourite places to be, get me a gingerbread latte and a cheese and ham toastie and I'll be happy. It was nice to sit with my fiancé with no phones in our hands just enjoying our coffee and lunch and eachother's company (a bit sickly I know, but we don't have much of our own space now so it was nice).
  5. Although this was last Sunday, I'm still going to throw this one in as its not very often I win much. But winning £100 at bingo certainly but a big old smile on my face. I didn't last very long but it got us a takeaway and a few treats. 
I hope you have had a lovely week, let me know one thing that has made you smile in the comments.

Danielle x