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Showing posts from August, 2016

#FASHION | Out with the old & in with the new - donating & thrifting

There certainly comes a time when my whole wardrobe needs an overhaul and im sure you feel the same too, some of us like to change with the seasons and some of us like to clear out ill-fitting, "non trendy" clothes every few months (guilty!) with the donating of old clothes comes the replacing :) i dont like to toot my own horn but i am an expert shopper (i could totally do that as a full time job, whos with me?!) but my special skill is thrifting!  I love nothing more than snooping around charity shops finding the most perfect bargain, the most perfect way to relax my mind and soul. A few months ago i actually did a big big de-cluttering process, i think at the time my mind was so cluttered - more so than my wardrobe, and as i couldnt shift it out of my mind at the time i did so with my clothes. I find the process of sorting out items that i know im going to donate very enjoyable and clarifying! I love how donating something that is old or not stylish to me is like

#BEAUTY | My Perfect Pout lip enhancer

Get your pout on with this my perfect pout lip plumper! Firstly how cute, the xo on the product?!It's so fitting to me, being JUST SARAH XOXO after all! If you are looking for a more plump lip ready for some beautiful lipstick or gloss to pop on a night out then i suggest using this! It basically plumps the lips due to the fact of there being suction. It is pain free and non permanent I just put a bit of vaseline on my lips and the product and then just fit the plumper over my lips and leave it there for a few minutes. The shape i have is the small oval shape which i thought would be too small as my lips are quite large anyway but it actually seemed to work better! I have used one other brand of lip plumper before but compared to this one the results were better with this perfect pout!  If youre not one for botox or anything permanent then this is another reason why you should give this a go!  You can purchase them at selected Debenhams stores at A

#MAKEUP | Morphe eyeshadow palette - bronze/taupe shades w/ SWATCHES

A bit of a makeup steal here - i bought these 2 little items from the brand Morphe via and i just had to share! The shadows have me written all over them, i only tend to wear bronze/taupe/plum colours so this whole palette is life! It is so cheap for what it is ( like £12 - i think?) AND i realised how perfect it is for travelling, i actually dont have a small palette with all the colours i want when i travel. It was a lot smaller than i thought but im not complaining! I swatched mostly the bottom half colours, there are a few shimmer and mostly matt shades - a great mix. Im not too sure on the pigmentation, i dont think they are that pigmented (maybe i just dont pile it on enough ) so it takes a couple of swipes on the lid for some ofthe lighter colours to appear but as blending goes they are swell! The brush is the morphe liner brush, which i finally bought for applying gel liner! I find it so hard to apply gel liner with those tr

#HEALTH | Get your mind focused w/ Teami Blends + Competition!

 I'm back with another tea ! Before i even start to explain my love for the latest blend of tea from Teami, i want to link in here my first post i did on another blend of tea from the same brand. So if you would like to read that then click the link : Teami Blends Alive tea plus Promo code  Not only is this an exciting post because im giving you my first ever thoughts on this blend but there is also a competition!! YASSSSSSSSSS I love nothing more than a cheeky comp but i love it even more when its for my readers!  *shuffles*  If you fancy winning the very popular 30 day teatox then keep reading until the end when i shall let you know what YOU must do :'* Whether you are a blogger, student, mummy or a hard worker then you will know how it feels to be so rushed of your feet and sometimes so brain dead haha! I find myself so absent minded when i have a lot of stuff to do..e.g. the blog posts are pilling, work hours are never ending, my bedroom is a st

#OOTD | Satin blue..

YAY! An outfit post, my fave kind but also the hardest kind. Getting the right photo and all the editing is a very challenging process, i know you regular fashion bloggers will agree! Its super fun though cos you get to pretend to be a model >.< It has been such a long time since i done an #OOTD just because time is ever so thin in the life of Sarah, but i had to snap up this outfit and share with you my new fave blouse. You may be wondering why i am holding some very bizarre poses but its all for your benefit...i promise! I wanted to show how well the satin material of this Hawes and Curtis shirt moves so fluidly with my body, its not tight at all around my arms which is a huge bonus for me because i genuinley cant wear anything thats tight around my arms cos i feel like i just want to rip it off!! haha. I love the bow detail, it makes the shirt that bit more feminine and pretty. Great for work, interviews and even smart casual wear! The shirt co

#MAKEUP | A get - up - and - go (VEGAN) bronzer

I. Want. It. All. Thats will probably be your words too after you view the Dusty Girls site. Sorry in advance ;) I got sent this bronzer by the dusty girls makeup team and i am glad i got to check it out!  It warms my heart more than anything to be able to discover a brand that i want to recommend to my readers!  Thats why bloggers are so great and i love reading blogs because brands you may never of even heard of get a little exposure! I cant say i have a bronzer like this already in my makeup collection and it is...rather large! A few swatches just so you can see the colour on skin. It glides on real smooth and blends out well. it is SOOOO pigmented! a little goes a long way for sure. For me it is a get up and go bronzer because it is like a blush, bronzer and highlighter all in one. pop it on and you will look sunkissed and ready for the world! It does have some shimmer in it and is very tan/orangey in its tone. So it gives you the perfect su

#REVIEW | Barkbeats sub box for your pooch!

You've heard of beauty subscription boxes like glossybox, lookfantastic box, birchbox, hell theres even a subscripton box for your period month! But i never thought i would come across a subscription box for your pooch. At first i was like , really? but when i thought about it again i was kicking myself that i didnt think of the idea first haha. Lets face it we all love and adore our pets like a family member and its so nice to be able to treat someone you care so much about rather than always treating yourself to a beauty box. Im not saying you cant have 2 subscription boxes arriving at your door ..but the postman will hate you haha So whats in your BarkBeats sub box? - Toys -Grooming products -Treats a lotta love!   I discovered so many products in the box that i wouldnt of normally and one thing that i have actually meant to of bought a long time ago! If you follow my blog or my social media you will know i am a frequent day trip-per to the