Sunday, 18 March 2018

The Top 5 Binge-Worthy Netflix Shows You NEED to Watch

When I started to draft up this post, I began by making a list of all the Netflix shows that I have enjoyed watching over the last year or so, and it turned out I've watched a lot more TV than I first realised! Having watched so many series', I've managed to narrow down my list to the top 5 Netflix shows that I've either thoroughly enjoy, or have simply changed my life.

The Top 5 Binge-Worthy Netflix Shows You NEED to Watch

Today's post is actually in collaboration with OLED TV Panasonic. If you didn't know already OLED stands for organic 'light emitting diode,' meaning each pixel has its own source of illumination (little handy fact for anyone who loves the technical side of things like me!). Because of this, OLED televisions have superior displays that are bright, bold and incredibly accurate - perfect for grabbing every outfit detail from one of your Netflix favourites like Blair Waldorf, or simply making celebrities seem a little more human by actually seeing their skin in detail! With this display development to consider, I was reminded of the Netflix shows that I love to watch over and over again.

Black Mirror

A show that's designed to provoke thought, Black Mirror explores ideas of how technology could be included in our everyday lives in the future. From eye contacts that have the power to let you replay your most embarrassing situations over and over, through to downloading our souls into inanimate objects, Black Mirror will have you feeling both as concerned about technology as you are in awe of its capabilities. With endless plot twists you just won't see coming, the best thing about the series is that the episodes are all independent from each other. So if you find it's not your thing, you won't feel obliged to watch the rest of the season!

The Top 5 Binge-Worthy Netflix Shows You NEED to Watch

Stranger Things

Reluctant as to whether I was going to be able to relate to a show centred around a group of boys, set in a small American town in the 80's, I finally gave in to the hype and let myself be submerged into the Sci-Fi world of Stranger Things. With a wide variety of interesting characters of all ages and one common enemy, I've been amazed by how addictive I've found the show to be! I feel like Stranger Things is Sci-Fi for people who don't like Sci-Fi, it's not too heavy with science jargon and offers just enough in terms of romance to keep fans like myself on the hook - roll on Stranger Things 3!


If you grew up watching the Suite Life of Zack & Cody, then seeing Cole Sprouse portray Jughead Jones in Riverdale will immediately peak your interest. All the drama of high school, wrapped in murder and mystery, Riverdale is definitely a thrilling series. The best friend dramas and teen romances contrast wonderfully with the gang wars and corrupt business deals, making Riverdale an 'all in one' watch that you'll find unable to turn off until the early hours. 

Girl Boss

Initially I started watching Girl Boss one rainy Saturday morning, looking for an easy watch to listen to in the background whilst I was getting ready. Finding myself literally irritated by the main character Sophia (something which most people have said), I surprisingly found myself watching the series until the very end. Taken in by her tenacious attitude, drive and passion for fashion (hello Bratz quote) I actually grew to like Sophia as I followed her journey and was genuinely inspired by the show. A must-watch for anyone who's got an idea but is lacking in the confidence to execute it, Girl Boss will leave you feeling like anything is possible if you're persistent enough!

Gossip Girl

And finally Gossip Girl. Where do I even begin to explain how much I adore this show? I've watched it over and over consecutively, and it's always my go to series. I'll refer to Gossip Girl for life, business or relationship advice, and often find myself thinking WWBWD? (That's what would Blair Waldor do? For anyone who has yet to discover the show!)

Set in the Upper East side of New York, there's enough scandal, romance and back-stabbing to more than satisfy your cravings. Watching Blair & Serena constantly fall out and reunite, swap boyfriends and strive for perfection in their lives is honestly so frustrating at times, but there's such an addictive quality to the show, its iconic characters and plot lines, that you'll completely forget about your own life as you immerse yourself in the endless galas and social events. If you've got a penchant for fashion and love drama, Gossip Girl is the show for you. The whole Chuck & Blair relationship is reason enough to jump on the Gossip Girl bandwagon - I've never felt so emotionally invested in a TV relationship in my entire life - go Chair!

I'd love to know whether you've got the same Netflix favourites as me, or can even suggest something new for me to watch that you're addicted to, given what I've enjoyed above - leave me a little comment below!

Until next time..


Thursday, 15 March 2018

EOS Visibly Soft Coconut Milk Smooth Sphere Lip Balm Review

Lip balms are my obsession. They’d be my desert island essential, and I absolutely cannot cope with having chapped lips. During my time I’ve owned countless balms, but never managed to get my hands on one from the arguably most coveted brand, EOS.

EOS Visibly Soft Coconut Milk Smooth Sphere Lip Balm Review

That was until recently when I attended the Glamour BeautyFestival and picked up one from the FeelUnique stand. At last I’m finally in possession of a Coconut Milk EOS Lip Balm – but is it worth the hype?

What Makes The Visibly Soft EOS Coconut Milk Lip Balm Special?

Enriched with cocoa and shea butters and four different moisturising oils, the Coconut Milk lip balm is designed to make your lips visibly smoother and softer, whilst also sealing in moisture. It's also free from parabens, Not having tried the brand’s previous balms first hand before I can’t compare directly with their other balm collections. However I can say that the light formula is non-sticky and very moisturising. I found that mine needed to be worked a little to get it warmed up first before it applied properly, but I don’t know if that’s down to the cold weather we’ve been having!

As for the fragrance, the Coconut Milk scent is really gorgeous and sweet without being sickly. I’m a coconut fan anyway, it always reminds me of summer holidays abroad, so of course I knew it’d be right up my street!

EOS Visibly Soft Coconut Milk Smooth Sphere Lip Balm Review

The packaging is no different to any other EOS lip balm, its iconic spherical shape and colourful packaging is what makes these little balms so great. Having tried the cube-shaped Balmi brand before, I’m no stranger to how these are used, and have to say the round shape is very tactile and aesthetically pleasing.

The only thing that visually sets this apart from the brand’s previous balms is the addition of the two-tone stripes. In a pastel and candy pink, what’s not to love?!

Other than that there’s not really a lot more to say about this balm, apart from the fact that it’ll be joining me inside my handbag for all future journeys!

What’s your go-to lip balm? Leave me a comment below!

Until next time..



Sunday, 11 March 2018

What's Inside The Glamour Beauty Festival 2018 Goodie Bag?

The Glamour Beauty Festival is known for being an amazing day out, filled with lots of pampering and experimenting with beauty products. But the fun doesn't just stop when you leave the event, in fact it goes homes with you in the form of an incredible goodie bag.

Glamour Beauty Festival 2018 Goodie Bag - What's Inside

This year the goodie bag was said to have a retail value of £180 - an absolute bargain if you consider the ticket price is about £40! Not just full of testers and sample products either, there are a number of full-sized products tucked inside. 

The bag itself is a super-glam, reusable shopping tote in metallic rose gold. On both sides there is a quote that says 'My Beauty. My Rules.' I think I'll probably take mine away on holiday as a beach bag!

So you've seen my run down of what to expect at the Glamour Beauty Festival, now it's time to see exactly what's inside the goodie bag, and find out if it's really worth it or not. (Spoiler alert. It totally is).

There's so much inside I'm going to list it in categories, grouping the products together.


- A Copy of the Glamour SS18 Beauty Book, with Zoella on the cover making it an excellent blogging prop!

Hair Products

- Full-sized can of Batiste Dry Shampoo in Original
- Schwarzkopf Live Colour Spray in Rose Gold
- Travel Size OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo & Conditioner
- GHD Final Fix Hairspray


- Fresh Rose Face Mask
- Pixi Rose Tonic Nourishing Toner
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
- Pure Gold Collagen Mini Liquid Supplement Drink
- Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser
- Mon Guerlain Perfumed Body Lotion


- Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
- Nude by Nature Perfecting Concealer in Shell Beige
- Revlon Photo Ready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick in Light Pink
- Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
- NARS Power Matte Lip Pigment in Starwoman


- Twinings Superblends Tea x 3 Teabags
- Alcatel Expanding Phone Grip Holder

Having gone to the event with a friend, I know that whilst we both got exactly the same products from the brands inside our bags, some of the shades of the products varied. I did see some people online saying that they were upset that some of the shades weren't personalised to their skin type or colourings, but I think that's to be expected when giving out goodie bags on mass. 

Glamour Beauty Festival 2018 Goodie Bag - What's Inside

For me personally there are so many wonderful products inside, that I won't even worry that the concealer is too dark for my skin tone, or that the rose gold hair colour is unlikely to show up on my dark brown hair. I'm just happy I've got enough goodies to review in the coming months!

Did you go to the Glamour Beauty Festival? What're your thoughts on the goodie bags and the event itself? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time..


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