Wednesday, 11 February 2015

5 Steps to Boosting Your Self-Esteem

There is one thing out there that is not easy to come by —especially for women. It is scientifically proven that the female population struggle with this subject to a higher scale than our male counterparts and that is: self-esteem. When talking about self-esteem there are uncountable elements to take into consideration, because in an era where happiness is measured by everything except what it truly is in concept it can get very complicated.

Battling with your self-esteem is a well known challenge, as a result, on the subject of improving there are techniques, literature, movies, anything you can think of but today we are going back to the basics. Try to forget about all the gray-noise around it and just absorb these 5 easy steps:

- Take Compliments: in other words, stop being so hard on yourself, when someone sends a sweet word your way accept it. Compliments are not as common as they used to be, it takes a whole lot more for people to be impressed so appreciate the positive reinforcement whether it presents itself at work, home or in your social life.

- Take Risk: changes —for the better— are always good and these type of changes don’t happen if you never take risks. Risks can be scary but they can also have very high outcomes. There is nothing more rewarding than a positive payoff from a big risk.

- Don’t compare Yourself to Others: a tale as old as time. This is the worst thing you can do to your self-esteem. No two people are the same so why do you keep comparing yourself to the one next to you? Compare yourself to yourself, your new goals to your past ones and your new opportunities to the ones before. Go at your own pace.

- Stop Feeling Guilty for Things You Can’t Change: a waste of time and energy that’s what this stands for. Ever heard the phrase “change the things you can and accept the ones you can’t?”  well, let it sink in.

-  Challenge Yourself: this comes in a combo with taking risks. This is the most refreshing activity for your self-esteem. Try it, even if its with little things, you’ll see that the results may surprise you.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Beauty Steals - January Lookbook

Here is my Beauty Steals look book for Jan... Enjoy!
P.s you can buy the products featured on my website

Having a Baby, Pregnancy Blogs and 4D scan at 22 weeks!

Now I'm back into blogging mode and sporting a new pregnancy 'bump' :) I thought it would be a nice idea to give other moms-to-be out there an insight into my pregnancy experience week by week. I will be starting on this in the next week but in the meantime I thought I would share with you some pics from my 4D scan that had at 22 weeks!

I had this scan at Babybond in Maidstone and I would highly recommend them to anyone local.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Style Overhaul and Huge Promotion at Beauty-Steals

It's been a long time since I posted on my blog and since my last post Beauty Steals has had a huge overhaul with new website and branding! We have also shifted our focus from cosmetics to vintage style handbags and accessories! Right now we are offering our amazing customers 20% off, a free gift and scarf with every order. To take advantage of this amazing offer simply enter promo code new15 at the checkout!

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Friday, 12 July 2013

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Very Black Review

A classic mascara that everyone woman should have in her makeup collection is Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara in Very Black. This cult beauty product is a must-have for those looking for a high quality mascara, which provides both volume and length, without making your eyelashes look artificial.

Formulation and Application 

The Maybelline Great Lash mascara has a smooth, conditioning formulation, which doesn’t clump. It conditions your eyelashes as you wear it and, it is also ophthalmologically tested, which makes it safe for contact lens wearers to use. This mascara features a small brush, which means that you can really separate the lashes and get the product into the roots. The smooth and clump free formulation of this mascara makes the application process quick and easy. 

Results and Wearability 

With just one to two coats of this mascara, your eyelashes will look longer and volumized. One coat can be applied to enhance your lashes, and leave you with a natural, yet defined look, but you can also create a more dramatic look, by applying two or more coats. It is also a highly pigmented mascara, which leaves your eyelashes looking intensely black, especially when you apply two coats. The non-clumping formulation of the mascara means that you aren’t left with that spidery look that many other mascaras can deliver. Instead, this smooth mascara leaves your lashes looking thicker, longer and more defined, but in a natural way. This mascara stays on well throughout the day and it doesn’t smudge or flake. This makes it ideal to wear for work or for an evening out. 


Ultimately, the Great Lash Mascara in Very Black from Maybelline is a great all-round product. If you want a mascara, which defines, lengthens, and thickens, but doesn’t make your lashes look too artificial, then this mascara is ideal for you. 

Guest post by Lauren Todd - Beauty Expert

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Bio Oil Specialist Skincare Review

For women that have blemishes, scarring, stretch marks and other skin issues that they want to improve, Bio Oil is the perfect product. Bio Oil Specialist Skincare is one of the most effective skin care products for improving the appearance of scars, stretch marks and hyper-pigmentation. This makes it a must-have item for all women’s skin care collections.


Bio Oil is a thin, orange oil, which glides onto the skin smoothly. It contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin oil, which effectively improves the appearance of uneven skin tones, scars, stretch marks and other marks on the skin. It also contains vitamin E, lavender oil, vitamin A, calendula oil, rosemary oil and chamomile oil.


Bio Oil is applied with your hands, and it can be used on both the face and the body. A thin layer should be applied to the affected area. For scarring, bio oil should be applied to each scar twice per day, for a minimum of three months. It should be rubbed onto scars in a circular motion.

Uses and Results

Bio Oil can be used to treat a number of skin issues, with great results. It is highly effective at reducing the appearance of scars, and at maintaining the elasticity of scar tissue. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of stretchmarks, which makes it ideal for women who are pregnant, or who have recently had children. Bio Oil also helps a number of other skin problems. If you have dry, dehydrated skin, Bio Oil can revitalize it. It leaves dehydrated skin feeling soothed and nourished. It can also improve uneven skin tones. Finally, Bio Oil can also be used as an anti-aging treatment. It can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Ultimately, Bio Oil is a highly effective and versatile skin care product. It can be used to improve a number of different skin concerns, from dry skin to scarring. It is arguably one of the best skin care products currently available.

Guest post by Lauren Todd - Beauty Expert