February 16, 2014

SUNDAY LOVE. #7.

Happy Sunday Folks! I hope you have had a lovely week and you weren't blown away! I know I like to have a little weather update on a Sunday but literally what the f***! It's crazy in the UK! Its been pretty busy for me at work, with Valentines being fairly hectic and Dads birthday yesterday, I feel quite exhausted today. I am definitely not going to be getting out of bed anytime soon but for many bloggers, you will be up, getting clothes ready for LFW. I do love fashion and I have my own unique style, which I would love to share with you all but I am quite embarrassed snapping pics of myself! I guess, it is something you get used to over time. Next week, in the light of LWF, I will dedicate my Sunday Love post to my favourite fashion bloggers. Now to today's love...

# bloglove

I have read about lots of new and exciting launches this week, with Spring on the mind. I know I have certainly got my eyes on so many spring nail varnishes, especially L'Oreal's new collection and Ciate's Doll House box! Heaven! My pick, however is a great post that I think is so useful to new bloggers and myself too! Hayley from London Beauty Queen Blog has written a fab set of posts from her Blogging 101 series, How to Grow Your Audience  & How to Manage Your Social Media. I think these posts are great for everyone to read, I know I learnt a few tips and tricks! I think if you are a gal without an Iphone aka moi, keeping your social media in order can be tricky. I know I don't have Instagram and my twitter regularly freezes on me so it isn't always the easiest part of blogging to keep track of. Hayley's series is really interesting and as she has such a fabulous blog and a huge following, it's very kind indeed to be sharing her knowledge with her readers. Thank you Hayley!

#videolove

This week, I haven't had alot of time for catching up on video's, as I am sure you'll know by now, it's my Sunday ritual, however one new subscription this week was to Suzie from Hello October Channel. Suzie's channel is HERE. This lady has it all, to feed any beauty bloggers appetite and certainly mine - I have got a wish list as long as my arm! In looking back through Suzie's videos, I couldn't help but notice how professional she has become and how beautiful she looks in all her videos. My favourites include of course, her Skincare routines and get ready with me videos. I am still pretty basic at applying make up, sticking to what I know but through watching Suzie's videos, I have picked up lots of ideas for new looks. I think she is a must watch, in any beauty lovers subscribers list and I can't wait for Suzie's next video.

#beautylove


This week I have hardly had time at all to have a real pamper and try out new products but one that I had to have a play with was Cheeky Bright as a Button Body Buff c/o. 
 
I am partial to a good old scrub down and, for me, the rougher the better. OK I didn't mean that to sound a tad naughty but hey it's true. Cheeky is a new brand to me this month and I have to say I think it's fab. With simple and practical packaging, Cheeky lend themselves to a fun, fab and affordable little piece of luxury in your bathroom. This scrub in particular was just what my body needed after a stressful week at work. 
 
The scrub is a dry body buff and it's texture is rough and sharp, as it is made of Dead Sea salts. A big handful of this and scrub, scrub, scrub away. I liked to use this in the shower before actually turning the shower on, so it really gets to work on my skin. Once you do start the shower up, as your wash the left over salt off your body, your skin feels buffed and smooth as a babies bottom. I guess the only downer I would say is the colouring of the scrub, as it is quite artificial and from the ingredient list it does contain colourants. I can see why Cheeky have added this colour to the scrub, as it matches the packaging but for me, I would prefer it to be more natural. However it is great to see that Cheeky have kept this body buff free from parabens and no mineral oils or petrolatum. The scrub does have a slight ozonic scent, which I think would be quite strong for some but once you start to use the scrub there is no trace of the scent. 
So Bright as a button, yes it certainly is. 
#writtenlove 

This weeks written love, comes from two lovely ladies Lyzi from Being Little and Megan from Briar Rose Blog. I know there has been lots of good healthy talk over the last few weeks via twitter using the #TimeToTalk hash tag. On the 6th February, people all across the UK, used this day to start conversations about mental health. I know I have shared snippets of my everyday struggle with anxiety and many other things, which to be honest has become something I just have to live with each day- some better than others. I was really touched by Lyzi and Megan's posts last week and I thought I would share them with you, as although, Time To Talk only happened on the 6th February, I think mental health should be something we can always talk about and feel supported by one another. So many bloggers took part in Time To Talk and I think you are all so brave to share your story, that could maybe help someone else out there feel less alone. Lyzi's post can be found HERE, where she talks about her battles with self harm and Megan's post is HERE, where she opens up about panic attacks and anxiety. If we could all support each one another and keep mental health, not secrets behind closed doors, but a subject that we can all speak openly about and try to help each other.
#lifelove

If you aren't a regular reader of Life Looks Perfect, you may not know that I am  Florist, well it's one of my hidden talents hehe. Ever since I could walk and talk, I was shown the ropes from my Dad and all the staff at our shop on Fulham Palace Road. No longer a shop, we have a studio, where we can concentrate on large events and functions on a daily basis. As my health started to deteriorate last year,I needed a break from floristry as the stress wasn't worth it. By stress, I think unless you have worked in the 'real' world of floristry, it isn't for the faint hearted. 
 
However going back on my word, I am here again, a florist. Unexpected, sometimes you have to chip in and just get the job done and to be honest, I have never been happier in work. Since popping back downstairs to the flower quarter of the Dunn's empire, I have been let free to create, make and design how ever I like. For me this is the best way to use my creative genes and keep focused! I think, without this freedom, I would hate floristry, as I like to just go for it and see where an arrangement takes me- never pre-planning is always half the fun of it. I think I might write a post and share with you what I get up to in my flower dungeon soon! But for now, I'll try and Instagram as much as I can what I get up too!
 
Have a lovely weekend folks and I shall see you on Monday for another Nail of the Day...
 
Hugs & Kisses
Becki xox
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  1. I love watching Hello October, she is stunning & her videos are lovely. One of my fave YouTubers for sure.
    Sounds like you have had a busy week - hope you have a relaxing Sunday x
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Me too she is amazing and so talented Becki xx

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