Beauty, Inside and Out.

8 August 2016

The Melt Crowd | August 2016

#MeltCrowd, August, 2016, August 2016, Candles, Flamingo Candles, Melt Crowd, The Melt Crowd, Summer, Wax Melts, WILD Range, Candles, WILD White Musk, Cactus, I Carried A Watermelon, Dirty Dancing, Welsh Cakes, Coastal Path, Tropical Coconut Milk & Honey, Lilac, Black Tea & Almond

Apologies all round over here. It's been a while since I last posted due to unforeseen consequences, and I feel pretty bad about it. My blog is like my baby, and I love investing my time into something which has grown, helped me to build my confidence and given me some fantastic best friends along the way.
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29 June 2016

Soap & Glory Haul #1

Dino's Beauty, Boots Haul, Soap & Glory Haul, Boots, Soap & Glory, One Heck Of A Blot, Face Primer, Primer, The Firminator, Arm Firming and Toning, Serum, Formula, Archery, Brow Almighty, Eyebrows, Glow All Out, Highlighter, Highlight and Sculpt, Cheek Stick, Supercat, Supercar Fat, Eyeliner, Shower Jelly, Clean On Me, Original Pink

Ah, who doesn't love a good Soap & Glory product? Be it for skincare, bath and shower or makeup items, I can't help but love them. Apart from No7, Soap & Glory are the only other brand I've grown up with - and its been a fantastic few years. For as long as I can remember I've loved the 'Clean On Me' shower cream, with its addictive scent and ability to lather up thickly. So every now and then I'm justified in doing a little haul, right?
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22 June 2016

Favourites | May 2016

May Favourites, 2016, Beauty, No7, Instant Radiance, Highlighter, Boots, Urban Decay, MAC, Strobe Cream, Palmers, Benefit, Cosmetics, Vice, Vice 3, Coconut Oil, Coconut Oil Formula, Body Oil, Lush, Elbow Grease, Tattoo Brightening,  Erase Paste, Concealer

I know I'm a little late with favourites this time around, but hey, better late than never right? I can't believe we're in the middle of June already though, it's crazy! Even if the weather isn't living up to it... Anyway, as usual, May passed in a complete blur. I actually did pretty well when it comes to shopping too - I don't think I actually brought any beauty products! It's baby steps, but maybe I'm on my way to being a recovering shopaholic...
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20 June 2016

Boots Beauty Haul #2

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There's always something intriguing about hauls isn't there? I for one love them - you get to have a little bit of a nosey and generally get a decent enough look at what someone is into. Plus they're also a great way to see what new and interesting products are out there - I have other peoples hauls to thank for introducing me to a great range of brands I'd never even heard of or thought to try before!
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13 June 2016

The Melt Crowd | Summer Edition (June 2016)

#MeltCrowd, June, 2016, June 2016, Candles, Flamingo Candles, Cheesecake, Cheesecake Crunch, Piña Colada, Cocktail, Piña Colada Cocktail, Peach, Fruit, Lemon Curd, Gin & Tonic, Chilli & Coriander, Beach Please, Beach, Strawberry Millions, Strawberry, Gin & Tonic, Melt Crowd, The Melt Crowd, Spring, Summer, Wax Melts, WILD Range, Candles, WILD Strawberry Millions

I can't believe that The Melt Crowd is over a year old now. How fast has that time flown by?! It's crazy! But as each month passes by, I swear I fall more and more in love with it. The box has really set off running and found it's feet, with each box being stronger and more themed than the last.
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27 May 2016

Beautiful Lips With Lovely Cosmetics*

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Chapped lips can be a girls worst nightmare. And I'm certainly not a fan! Having seriously bad dry skin can be horrible enough alone, but when you factor in dry lips too you know you've got a bit of a problem that needs sorting. Is there anything worse than dry lips cracking whenever you talk and smile, or when you just move them in general?

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23 May 2016

The Luxury Perfume That's Worth Every Penny - Dior 'Miss Dior' Eau De Parfum Review

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Ah, Summer. It's so close now that you can practically smell it, can't you? The heat has seriously cranked up recently and everyones been basking in it, me included! Usually I'm not one for hot weather (us seriously fair people can't usually cope) but recently it's been quite nice walking home from work in the sun. My normal route takes my down the canal and quite literally onto our doorstep, and it's such a nice journey when the weather is as beautiful as it has been.
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18 May 2016

A Winning Shower Combo From No7

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Sometimes after a long hard day at work, there is honestly nothing better than coming home and letting yourself completely unwind. For me, that means getting straight into a nice hot shower and letting the water wash the day away. Things have been hectic at work recently, and it constantly feels like I'm going 100 miles per hour trying to get everything sorted before it gets on top of me. So when the day is over, I am definitely in serious need of a pick me up!
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13 May 2016

Favourites | April '16

April Favourites, 2016, Beauty, No7, Protect & Perfect, The Body Shop, Body Serum, Blemish Fade, Night Cream, Blemishes, Toni & Guy, Glamour, Serum, Hair Serum, Vitality Eye Roll-On, Lip Balm, Honey Bronze

Somehow, I can't quite believe we're almost halfway through May already. I'm pretty sure I say it every month, but where is this year going?! Next month will mark my 24th birthday (slightly depressing for me), as well as us being officially halfway to Christmas 2016 (something I look forward to more than my birthday anyway).
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9 May 2016

The Melt Crowd Is ONE! | May 2016

#MeltCrowd, May, 2016, May 2016, Candles, Flamingo Candles, Birthday, Birthday Cake, May Carnival, Banana, Wild Bluebell, Coconut Lemongrass, Cola Jellies, Clean Cotton, WILD Lemon Alcopop, Fresh Aloe, Melt Crowd, The Melt Crowd, Spring, Summer, Wax Melts, WILD Range, Candles, Flamingo Candles First Birthday

Wow, can you believe a year has passed since Flamingo Candles started their hugely successful subscription box, 'The Melt Crowd'? I can't believe it! It seems like only yesterday that I took the plunge and happily signed up. Originally, the only subscription box I'd signed up to before was with Birchbox, and after a few months I had to cancel because I didn't feel like I was getting much use out of all the items. Thankfully that isn't the case when it comes to Flamingo Candles' own subscription boxes!
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4 May 2016

Introducing: Topshop Beauty SS16 Denim Nail Collection*

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Sometimes there's nothing better than a good manicure, am I right? After a long day or week at work, there's nothing I love more than coming home, picking a nice nail polish and giving myself a little pamper. Even with an entire draw of polishes and such a wide range of colours, I'm always on the look out for more because I love finding all sorts of different shades and styles - my current obsession has to be the gel look!
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2 May 2016

Boots Beauty Haul #1

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Wow, it feels like forever since I last did a haul! We've been trying to save a lot of money recently, so at the moment we're being really strict when it comes to spending. Don't get me wrong, it's taking a lot of willpower not to go browsing across the Internet and plonk stuff in my shopping basket (I am a girl after all), but the sooner we can scrape some money together, the better. Weddings aren't cheap!
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20 April 2016

The Perfect Remedy For Dry Chapped Lips

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If there's one thing that suffers in the dry, cold weather, its definitely our lips. Now I can't speak for everyone here, but one of my biggest irritations is flaky and chapped lips. It bothers me to no end! Plus, if I get nervous I end up picking at them slightly without even realising, and then it all ends up in one big mess. Thankfully, with the help of this handy duo  recently my lips have never looked better!
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15 April 2016

Spring Favourites: Nails

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If there's one thing I love about seasons changing, it has to be mixing up my everyday routine. Be it eyeshadows and blushers or nails and lipsticks - it just feels fab to change things up occasionally. One of my favourite things about spring is the gorgeous colours that come with it, such as pastels and lighter shades.
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13 April 2016

The Melt Crowd | Spring Edition (April 2016)

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Spring is officially here! We're now out of the cold winter weather and officially on our way to a nice, toasty and fun summer. Well, as much of a summer as England will get anyway! Honestly, over the past few nights it has been pretty chilly, so I'm still struggling to believe that winter is technically over. I'm going to miss the thick and cozy coats, or wrapping up in my comfy hat and scarf for the walk to work - the sun has already started to make an odd appearance here and there in the early mornings!
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2 April 2016

Favourites | March '16

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It's crazy that we're already into April isn't it? I honestly don't know where the time has gone! I know people say it all the time, but this year is flying by. I swear it must be something to do with work - the days seem to flit by ridiculously fast whenever I'm in. Sometimes it just feels like no matter the workload, the time goes by so quickly that I don't even realise what day of the week it is until the weekend!
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30 March 2016

#PrairiePizzaz Spring '16

Dino's Beauty - #PrairiePizzazz Spring '16

EEEEK, it's finally here! Ever since Prairie Charms announced they were going to be doing a Spring 'Prairie Pizzazz' box, I've been patiently (ha) waiting by my letter box for it to drop through. And this past week, it finally did, yipee! One of the things I've loved about the boxes so far is the themed wax melts - in the 'Enchanted' box there were candy skull melts, and in the 'Winter' box there were little gingerbread men and candy canes - super cute!
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25 March 2016

Fitness Fridays | Mini V Nutrition - 'Mini:Bar' Protein Bars Review*

Dino's Beauty - Fitness Fridays - Mini V Nutrition - 'Mini:Bar' Protein Bars Review*

One of the things I've always had a struggle with in regards to fitness is protein bars. There's such a wide variety of bars out there - all different brands, different flavours and different styles. You name it, and there is probably some kind of protein bar out there to match.
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23 March 2016

Meet My Dry Skin Saviour

Dino's Beauty - Meet My Dry Skin Saviour

Suffering with dry skin is, for lack of a better term, a ballache. To stay on top of it and keep any signs of it at bay under my makeup, I have to be ridiculously thorough with my skincare routine. Exfoliators, day creams, intensive night creams, beauty oils, serums - you name it, it's probably already in my routine somewhere.
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21 March 2016

The Beauty Bargain You're Missing Out On

Dino's Beauty - The Beauty Bargain You're Missing Out On

I'm always on the lookout for a good bargain, but I have to say I never thought I'd find something in my local Lidl. In all honesty I didn't even know Lidl had a bit of a beauty section until I happened to come across it a couple of weeks ago!
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16 March 2016

The Haircare Essential For Soft, Silky Locks*

Dino's Beauty - The Haircare Essential For Soft And Silky Locks

Up until recently, I never really bothered with putting any product or anything on my hair. The only things I would ever use was shampoo and conditioner, and maybe every now and then a hair mask. Partly down to laziness and work, I never really did much with my hair bar curling it.
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11 March 2016

London Haulin'

Dino's Beauty Diary - London Haulin'

There's nothing a girl loves more than some quality shopping time, especially me! And London has to be one of the best places for a day of wandering the stores and having a little splurge - especially the famous Oxford Street, (home to the flagship Lush store, obviously!). So when some quality time was needed with my girl Natalie (of Natalie's Beauty Base) we decided on a girly day out in London, shopping style!
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9 March 2016

The Melt Crowd | Easter Edition (March 2016)

Dino's Beauty Diary - The Melt Crowd - Easter Edition (March 2016)

How crazy is it that Easter is only practically a stones throw away? I can almost smell the chocolate...or maybe that's something to do with the deliciously scented 'Easter Egg' melt. Who knows! Anyway, with that in mind, Flamingo Candles have done it once again and given Melt Crowd subscribers another brilliant box, this time themed around Easter and all it brings.
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4 March 2016

My Most Used MAC Lipsticks

Dino's Beauty Diary - My Top Used MAC Lipsticks

Ah, MAC. Their lipsticks are loved and desired throughout the blogging world, with numerous celebrity ranges selling out almost instantly. In all honesty, I'm not even sure I know a blogger who doesn't own a MAC lipstick now that I think of it...
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2 March 2016

Favourites | February '16

Dino's Beauty Diary - February Favourites 2016

*Insert typical 'how fast is time rushing by' moan here*.

In all seriousness though, how is it March already?! My mind can't seem to grasp that we're now a quarter of the way into the year, and technically now into Spring too! Not that the weather shows that mind...I'm not sure what it's like where you live, but right now I can hear the heavy wind outside the window, and only a couple of hours ago it was peeing it down with rain. Ah, England, what lovely weather you have.
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29 February 2016

The Budget Fragrance That Has Me Hooked

Dino's Beauty Diary - The Budget Fragrance That Has Me Hooked

I can remember the first time I ever used a Soap and Glory product as if it were yesterday. It was a Christmas quite a few years ago, and I'd received one of their cute little bath and shower sets. And when I got around to using it, I instantly fell in love with the fresh and fruity fragrance - it was so refreshing and different.
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26 February 2016

Flamingo Candles Mini-Haul

Dino's Beauty Diary - Flamingo Candles Mini-Haul

This post is an exciting one for me to write, and it's all thanks to Flamingo Candles. I've been a proud 'Melt Crowd' subscriber ever since the second box (unfortunately I was a little late to the party and couldn't get the first one). Since then I've had the chance to sample a wide variety of fragrances across Flamingo Candles, plus a few Melt Crowd exclusives and even some previews!
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24 February 2016

My Favourite Nightly Skincare Duo*

Dino's Beauty Diary - My Favourite Nightly Skincare Duo*

A few years back, I didn't really have much of a skincare routine. Most days ended with me just wiping my makeup off with a baby wipe (beauty blogger sin no. 1 I know) before falling down into bed and refusing to move for the rest of the night. At the time I was blessed with pretty blemish-free skin so I figured I could skip the night time routine. Boy oh boy how wrong I was.

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19 February 2016

Top 5 Picks For Gorgeous Red Nails

Dino's Beauty Diary - Top 5 Picks For Gorgeous Red Nails

There's not many things out there that feel as good as a decent manicure. To me, I always feel so much better after I've given myself and my hands some much needed TLC, as well as giving them a nice coat of nail polish. 90% of the time painting my nails feels like it takes forever, but in all fairness most of it is trying to narrow it down to that perfect colour!
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17 February 2016

Lush Meadowhall Haul #1

Dino's Beauty Diary - Lush Meadowhall Haul #1

Ah, it's been a good while since I last did a Lush haul. To be fair I think I now own most of the Lush products that I've wanted (self confessed Lush obsessive over here). With that in mind, I always look forward to different holidays and such - I mean, who can resist Lush seasonal products?!

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10 February 2016

Top Picks For Red Lips On Valentines Day ❤

DIno's Beauty Diary - Top Picks For Red Lips On Valentines Day

It's officially the week of Valentines, eeek! Hands up if you're excited - I know I am! Some people aren't into Valentine's day, but I'm definitely not one of them. I love having a little day dedicated to our relationship as well as our anniversary - it just makes spending time together on the day seem more special.
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8 February 2016

The Melt Crowd | Valentines Edition (February 2016)

Dino's Beauty Diary - The Melt Crowd - February 2016 Valentines Edition

First up, how is it February already?! I know everyone and their Nan say it, but I still can't believe how fast this year has gone so far. I could have sworn New Years was only a couple of days ago, but hey ho!
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5 February 2016

January Favourites '16

Dino's Beauty Diary - January Favourites '16

Ah, January has officially passed once again, and we're straight into February already. How has all this time passed so quickly? It feels like only yesterday we were preparing for Christmas or getting ready for seeing in the New Year. I swear that with my job, it feels like time passes so quick that it's just a blur. Scary thoughts.
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1 February 2016

Winter Skincare Essentials

DIno's Beauty Diary - Winter Skincare Essentials

Winter is without a doubt my favourite season. It may be weird, but I 100% prefer the cold over heat, and one of the only things I don't like is how quick it gets dark. I even love the snow! One thing I hate though is how the cold weather affects my skin - suffering with bad skin anyway, the cold can make it so much worse.
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18 January 2016

#PrairiePizzazz Winter 15/16 Edition

Dino's Beauty Diary - #PrairiePizzazz Winter 15/16 Edition


Ah Prairie Charms, you never disappoint! Over the past year I've had the pleasure of working with Prairie Charms quite a few times, and they're honestly one of the nicest and most thoughtful brands ever. They're constantly interacting with everyone to pinpoint their specific ideas, and really make products personal to the customer. Looking for a unique product as a present? Have a quick chat with the team and I can pretty much guarantee you'll like what they have to offer!
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11 January 2016

The Melt Crowd | January 2016

Dino's Beauty Diary - The Melt Crowd - January 2016

It's officially the start of the new year, and for most people that means a bunch of things to be excited for regarding New Year resolutions. For me? I'm just excited to have another Melt Crowd box drop through my door! I was seriously impressed with December's box, especially the Christmas themed melts such as 'Mulled Wine and Berries'. Is January's box able to keep up with the Christmas box?
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4 January 2016

#LetGo & Find Your Sanctuary

Dino's Beauty Diary - #LetGo & Find Your Sanctuary

In the blink of an eye, Christmas has come and gone once again. Christmas as a child was the best time ever wasn't it? It seemed to last for so long, where as nowadays being all grown up it goes so fast, and before you know it you're back in work. One of the perks of Christmas though is undoubtedly the sales up and down the high street - there's always some great offers to be looking out for!
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