Too Faced Haul

I don't think it's any secret that I have a love for Too Faced, especially for their Melted Matte Lipsticks and Eye-shadow collections. When they released the Natural Love collection I couldn't wait to jump on the band wagon, albeit a little late to the party! 

The Natural Love Palette is a limited edition collection of 30 lovable matte, satin and shimmer shadows. The collection was created with 13 iconic shades from some of the best selling Natural eye palettes and 17 brand new never seen before shades. The story of Natural Love goes way back to 2009 starting with the original Natural Eye palette. 

The New Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Review*

The lovely Lydia from Lydias Hair and Beauty offered me a free blow dry using the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer from John Lewis in Norwich.  She is passionate about the benefits of using the Supersonic and wanted to show me the styling power of it.

So what makes the Supersonic so great?
For one it is super light when it is on, meaning that you wont get arm ache when blow drying. Great for those with lots of hair, maybe one day for me.. The technology transfers the air somehow making it more balanced and air light.

Still Single for Better or Worse???

"Yes.. I am single, but you'll have to be FUCKING amazing to change that!"

So here I am again, 27 and single again. With my mum getting married this year and my best mate now engaged and planning her wedding, as happy as I am for her, I am feeling like I am a failure. Being left behind, destined to never meet the one. I mean is there even a ONE for us all, or is that something that has been drummed into us all?

As you guys know I had started to see someone a month ago, but yet again that ended in disaster. Things are not always as they seem and it is very complicated. It is so frustrating because he actually lives with my brother and I had started to become close friends with some of the other house mates, but I have heard that some nasty things have been said about me.

 "She was the worst person I have ever been with!"  

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

I am always wanting to try new products, and as much as I love my Double Wear foundation I fancied a change. I follow a few Beauty You-tubers, and have heard great things about the Urban Decay All Nighter. 

I had even heard that it is comparable to DW? I have been using it for about a week now and am still undecided.

Wunderbrow Eyebrow Gel Review

I finally took the plunge and decided to treat myself to the Wunderbrow Eyebrow Gel kit, R.R.P £19.95. I have been looking at reviews of this gel for well over 3 months now and they have all been pretty good.

The Wunderbrow is supposed to be a long-wear eyebrow gel from the brand Wunder2. Branded as waterproof, smudge-proof, transfer-proof and meant to last for up to 3 days.

Chewsy All Natural Chewing Gum*

Chewsy Gum is a new brand of chewing gum, that has only been on the market for 2 months. It's a really innovative product, so I was pretty happy to give it a review. 

These are fairly pricey, at £1.50 a box with only 10 pieces in each. That said they are all natural made of only 5 ingredients all sourced from trees, completely sugar free, no aspartame, no artificial flavours or sweeteners, no preservatives and defiantly no plastic gum base. 

They are created with natural chicle gum and naturally sweetened with xylitol for a soft chew and healthy teeth. All this means they are biodegradable meaning they come from the earth and go back to the earth, keeping it safe for the environment. 

If all that isn't good enough they are naturally gluten, wheat, soy, dairy and GMO free, as well as being vegan. Which is all great news for me as a coeliac. 

They are super easy to chew, last quite a long time and stay soft. I just wish they were a little cheaper because I am not sure I could justify £1.50 regularly for gum. 

You can purchase these from independent coffee shops, Planet Organic and from their own website. 

* I received this chewing gum from Chewsygum for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased feedback, all my views and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in anyway. Please see my Disclaimer for more information.

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

Pure Dog Food*

Having a dog that can sometimes be a fussy eater is always a struggle, especially when I like to keep her on a mostly wheat free diet. When I was offered the chance to try out Pure Pet Food, having seen the ravings it has had on the big wide web, I thought great. 

Pure Pet Food has been on Dragon's Den, and even turned their offer down. They have strived to make their company what it is, so good on them! 

My Little Box July 2017 Seashell Edition

This Months theme was Seashell and the majority of the box's contents flowed well together. I really enjoyed the continued summer theme, especially with the weather being so spotty.

The lifestyle items are a combination of cute and handy. We got a Traveler Pouch-Pillow, a really neat idea I thought. You can fit some essentials inside, such as sun-screen, some money and/ or a little make-up. You can blow it up too, which makes a surprisingly comfortable pillow, even with it filled up. I will certainly be taking this on holiday with me in September. 

Nuxe & Nanogen Review*

I did my first ever live stream review of some products from Nuxe & Nanogen, you can check out the video below, I was paired with the lovely Jade from Raising the Rings. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it.

We both got to take away a couple of the products, so I thought I would do a full review of the ones I took away.

First up is the Nuxe product the Shimmering Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, R.R.P £34.00 for 100ml.
The bottle comes with a spray top and a beautiful glass casing. It can be used all over your body, face and hair, literally true to it's word at being multi-purpose. 

I have used this product for a while now and have had not complaints so far. I have used it in my hair, both after washing and before washing, either way doesn't leave my hair greasy. Unless I use an excessive amount obviously. I love the smell too, it is a subtle scent but really does make you feel luxurious.

Applied as a moisturiser to my face and neck after cleansing I have had no breakouts, I think mainly due to the fact that this is such a lightweight formula. I know that we touched on the shimmer in the video, but I have found that it is very subtle and when applied under foundation, it is not noticeable at all. 

Next up is the Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray with Sun Damage Protection, R.R.P £12.95 with a 30 day money back guarantee. The formula was scientifically created to contain active sun protective ingredients in order to prevent harmful sun damage and minimise colour fading. The blend of unique ingredients help lift and volumise the hair, although in my mind the most efficient way to create volume when blow drying is to blow dry your hair upside down.

The formula also contains Keratin to prevent breakage and soothing Niacinamide to help care for your scalp. I do really like the way this spray smells and after using it for a few weeks now, I have to say that it hasn't made my air greasy, but I haven't noticed that much of a difference in terms of thickness or breakage.

If you want to get your hands on some Nanogen goodies, they have an exclusive discount available for a limited time, so get it before it runs out with nanogen10. 

* I received these products from Nuxe & Nanogen for The Fashion Hub for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased feedback, all my views and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in anyway. Please see my Disclaimer for more information.

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

My Tiny Box

I won another competition on Instagram! This time through My Little Box, and boy am I happy. This tiny little box is so cute, full of miniature treats.

We received a tiny note book and pencils, along with some stickers. The notebook is literally the same height as my thumb.

Next up is this gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge, a classic red. Full size retails for £27.00. The packaging is a gorgeous gold casing that also doubles as a mirror, whilst the lipstick itself is a moisturising formula with spf 15. The finish is a satin look that is supposed to last for up to 6 hours. As always I smelt the lipstick and have to say it smelt very sweet and fragrant, not at all cheap.

The final item in the box was another Yves Saint Laurent item, Mon Paris Perfume, full size retails for £58.00. The perfume is a very sophisticated scent, bergamot, raspberry and blackberry open up the fragrance and hit you first. Making way for the intoxicating Datura flower and woody sensuality of patchouli and white musk. I would definitely purchase this full size, I have been using it everyday since receiving the box.

Overall I was so happy to have received this exclusive box and have been one of the lucky winners. 

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

My New love hate relationship for Coeliac Diesease

I have been a Coeliac for well over 6 years now, and have made peace with it even when it can still be difficult at times for me to eat out etc. I keep to a strict diet and try to keep all my vitamins, calcium and iron up too. I thought that I had been doing pretty well, especially when I had a bone density scan which all came back fine; however I was still getting increasingly fatigued.

The doctors finally tested for more than a standard blood test, after about three normal ones I might add, where they checked my Vitamin D levels. Well low and behold they found that I was low.

Typically I was found to be insufficient not deficient so I didn't qualify for a prescription.

Vitamin D is supposed to help your body absorb calcium, so obviously this worried me a little but not much can be done about the past, but there can now. So I am on a high dose of Vitamin D everyday.

I have done some research and looked into the causes of becoming low on Vitamin D, and guess what none apply to me?
  • Wearing high Sunscreen, 
  • Not spending enough time outside, 
  • Having darkly pigmented skin, which won't absorb the sun rays as well, 
  • Exclusively breastfeeding babies for prolonged time periods, 
  • Being obese.
Then again the typical causes didn't include Coeliac Disease, which is likely why I am low.
It has been recorded that 70% of Coeliacs even after diagnosis are likely to be low in Vitamin D.

Everyone reacts differently so not everyone will have the same symptoms, but here are the common ones:
  • Difficulty thinking clearly, 
  • Bone pain, 
  • Frequent bone fractures, 
  • Muscle weakness, 
  • Soft bones that may lead to deformities, 
  • Unexplained fatigue, 
  • Unexplained weight gain.
I had been extremely tired for well over a year, where I was almost falling asleep at work, having to go to sleep at 7-8pm in the evenings and struggling to wake up in the mornings. I had also put on some weight which I couldn't shift, that many people told me was just my age. Since being on a high dose of Vitamin D everyday for about 2 months, I have now lost the excess weight and am feeling much more awake. 

It is great to have my energy back and to feel like myself again, to be able to do things again. 

I just find it hard to accept my Coeliac Disease when it throws me curve balls like this every so often. 
Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

Maui Nourish & Moisture Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner Review

I usually use Shea Moisture on my hair, so when I was looking to get some more I came across this new brand. The main thing that attracted to me to Maui Moisture was the fact that this brand was free from a lot of bad additives, like Shea Moisture.

Maui Moisture are an eco-friendly company, that was inspired by handpicked/ handcrafted ingredients that can be found on tropical islands such as Maui. Most Shampoo & Conditioners primary ingredient is deionized, chemically treated water. Unlike Maui Moisture products, which always start with a unique blend of aloe vera and coconut water.

Maui Moisture products are free of the following:
  • Gluten, 
  • Silicones, 
  • Sulfates, 
  • Parabens, 
  • Mineral Oils, 
  • Dyes and 
  • SLS.
Maui Nourish & Moisture Coconut Milk is designed for those with dry and damaged hair. The weightless coconut milk infuses the light and creamy shampoo/ conditioner along with sheer guava oil and mango butter, to break away dirt and oil and leave hair healthy, moisturised and shining. 

These used together don't build up in your hair and truly leave your hair feeling and looking like a million dollars, I find that I can leave it a few days between washing my hair again with these products. Making the cost of these justifiable. 

The Shampoo and Conditioner retail for £8.99 each. Which is cheaper than Shea Moisture, however you do get slightly less product, but for something that is not going to damage your hair with nasty additives, wouldn't you much rather pay a little more? 

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

My Little Box June 2017 Los Angeles Edition

This months box has got to be my favourite by far, the full on American theme of it all is just so perfect for me. they really did amazing this time around, and all that came in the box I will use.

Anatomicals We Only Want You For Your Body*

Anatomicals is a brand I had only heard of from fellow bloggers, they want to make beauty products fun with funky sayings on the front of all of their products. Anatomicals are a cruelty free brand that also produce all of their formulas paraben free too. 

Throbhead Headache Relief Balm, R.R.P £5.00. As someone that suffers from headaches on a regular basis, with them lasting for a week or two at times, I was intrigued to give the Throbhead a go. Natural essential oils can't really do any harm and must be better than popping pain medication like tic tacs right?

The soothing botanical extracts and super-concentrated menthol crystals, create a calm and cooling effect when applied to your temples, and/ or pulse points. I have to say that with a particularly bad headache/ migraine this alone doesn't do the trick to relieve the pain, however for a typical headache I found that it really did help calm and soothe me.

Ta Ta Ooh Aah Joint Muscle Rub ,R.R.P £5.00. Again I suffer from some joint pain, from being clumsy and falling over a few times. So always have Deep Heat on hand, this rub caught my eye and I have to say I am pleasantly surprised.

This Joint & Muscle Rub contains powerful C0extracts of Arnica Montana and Black Pepper. The Montana flower helps to naturally heal the problem area, whilst the Pepper naturally stimulates bloody circulation. 

It doesn't heat up like Deep Heat but works just as well, relieving aches within a few minutes and keeping them at bay for a few hours to a day or two. I love the smell too, it's very subtle and applies very easily. I know some may not like the scent, I am a little strange and love the smell of Deep Heat just to give you an example. 

Vitamin Rich Help The Paw Hand Cream, R.R.P £5.00. This smells amazing! I am constantly smelling my hands once I have applied it, and after a week of using this my hands are feeling super soft. Even my dry (eczema) patch has disappeared.

The vitamin rich hand cream contains sweet almond oil and shea butter, probably why it smells so divine.

Firming Face Mask, R.R.P £3.50. These face masks freak me out, they feel like you're putting someones skin on top of your skin, but they do work in most cases. This is a new mask being added to the range, and I love the writing on the back with reference to S&M. Smoothness and Magnificence of course, what else would it have been referring too..

The specially formulated marine ingredients instantly plump and tighten your skin for a more youthful, smoother and luminous appearance.

 * I received these goodies from Anatomicals for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased feedback, all my views and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in anyway. Please see my Disclaimer for more information.

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

Be Part of Female Entrepreneur Week

I am an official Blogger for Female Entrepreneur Week!!! Exciting times ahead.. so what is it all about? 

FEW launches on the 21st June and over the course of 10 days, female entrepreneurs from around the globe will come come together virtually to celebrate FEW!

Yes To Tomatoes Combination Skin Daily Moisturiser Review

With my skin constantly changing, and now becoming very oily I have found it hard to find a moisturiser that works for me. After reading a lot of reviews and doing some research on the Yes To brand, I decided to give the Yes To Tomatoes Combination Skin Daily Moisturiser a try. 

My Little Box May 2017 Friday Night Edition

May's My Little Box was a fun one, and I think they did pretty well this month, with keeping the theme all together. 

Palmers Creamy Cleanser & Makeup Remover Review

After trying and falling for the Tropic Soothing Cleanser  I have been finding myself looking at my products more closely and being more conscious of what is actually in them. I would love to be able to get more of the Tropic cleanser, however it is just a little too pricey for me at present. Hence my search for a more purse friendly cleanser, that is also kind to your skin and body. 

This cleanser retails for just £5.49, which I think is pretty reasonable for the size of the bottle and quality of the product.  It is Paraben, Phthalate and Dye free, all great for my aim of trying to be better to my body with what I am putting on my skin.

First Quarter Lookback

So I know I usually do a monthly lookback, but to be honest my life got pretty boring. I got pretty low and didn't really have much to say, so there wasn't much reason in doing a monthly lookback.
Finally I have something to say because I am actually happy and am out of my rut!

I wouldn't say that I am out of my writers block, I still don't have the same passion for writing as I did before but I am sure that will come back, once I know what style I want to write in. I just don't think I want to focus so much on beauty anymore.

Blog/ Social Media
Over the last few months I have taken my Instagram to a whole new level and really pushed my photo game. This has really helped to grow my followers and communication.

I have been invited to a few events one of which was the Barry Alan Blow Dry Bar, this was such fun night and I loved getting  cool vintage hairstyle!

I also went to a vintage fair with the gorgeous Christie from Christies Lifestyle. It was a little disappointing, as we finished it in less than an hour, however we wondered around the city just to spend some time together. It was a really nice day and was so nice to catch up. 

Life/ Love
I was pushed to meet some new people by my brother of all people, he prompted me to talk to his housemate Nadia. A lovely Latvian girl, who has quickly become a dear friend to me. We get on very well and have a lot of the same views on female friends. 

By association I also got to hang out with his other housemates, who are all Polish. Listening to them has given me a greater appreciation for how hard English is to learn and how amazing it is that they have learnt it! Seriously they are incredible people. I am going to learn Polish *watch this space*.

I actually went out to a Metal Fest (Thrashers) at the Brickmakers in Norwich (first timer alert!), which was pretty good. I am not keen on the rarrr screaming, but the music/ acoustics I like. 

Getting myself out there has really changed my whole being, I am so much happier and generally better in myself. Lets not forget I have met someone I like.... it's very very early days, but seriously I didn't expect it to creep up on me like this! I feel like a teenage girl, all giggly and I can't stop thinking abut him.. seriously I didn't think I would ever feel like this again! 

He actually managed to get me to sing!! Me.. Can you believe it! Seems crazy really.. So anyway I guess you should watch this space 🙈.

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

Primark PS Pro Silicone Sponge Review

Silicone make-up sponges have been blowing up on the internet and youtube for a while now, and have even sparked a whole range of weird ways to apply foundation. From boiled eggs, bra inserts, condoms to filled water balloons. Honestly whatever next! 

So when I saw these in Primark for just £2.00 I had to snatch them up and give them a try. I had wanted to give this trend a go for a while, I just wasn't willing to pay heaven and earth for a silicone sponge.

These are a little harder to use than brushes or beauty blenders, because you can't easily get into hard to reach areas, such as between your eyes/ top of your nose area. However with a little practice and blending with your finger you're away.

I found that the coverage with these sponges are so much better than with brushes/ beauty blenders and obviously you use so much less product, because it's not soaking into the sponge.

The best way to apply it for me way to do a mix of swiping and patting. They are super easy to clean too, simply wash with water and a little soap and dry. No special cleanser required.

I have had trouble using  my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in the past, because it drys very quickly, however with the silicone sponge it blended seamlessly using a lot less product.

You can safely assume I have been converted to silicone sponges, especially at this price.

Have you tried out these sponges? What are your thoughts?

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

My Little Box April 2017 Garden Edition

Every month I look forward to My Little Box delivery, sadly this month left me a little "meh" that's the best way to describe it in my mind. I know a lot of people were moaning because they got a duplicate item, but to be honest I was more annoyed that my previous fake tan was running out.

The main thing that sprung out to me was that the team didn't really do too well at making everything match in with the theme. The shopping list for example, doesn't exactly say garden to me. 

Barry Alan Hair Care Products

After my recent experience at the Barry Alan Blow Dry Bar, I was so blown away by the strength of the products that I had to get them for myself. Especially with a 3 for 2 offer on. 

Elements is a wearable styling/ conditioning treatment, that restores your hairs natural condition as it contains three essential oils. Wheat Germ and Argan Oil and Fruit Oils, in addition to these oils it also contains a mousse which helps to maintain the style of your hair; whether it's curls or straight. For a price of £14.80 I think this is a must have, it helps to keep my hair in place for days and has replaced my standard Argan Oil. My hair feels luscious and super healthy. 

Best used on wet hair, rub 1-2 pumps in your hand and then apply to the mid-length and ends of the hair. Blow or air dry as required, but never apply to the roots, as this product is a little to thick for this type of application. 

Liquid Gloss is a gloss treatment that also doubles as a heat protector, perfect for those of us that use heat on our hair. Since using this product my hair has been so soft and shiny, with less flyaways, costing only £8.20. 

This can be mixed with Elements, however I found that it is better to use alone as you can apply it to the roots. Best applied to wet hair, as with elements rub a few pumps into your hands and apply it to the lengths of your hair, from roots to tip. If You need to tame extra flyaways once styled you can use a small amount of Liquid Gloss. 

Blow Drying Spray, perfect for all hair types that provides medium hold and gentle conditioning. Priced at £8.90 this beauty helps to prolong your style, by applying it generously to wet hair and combing through prior to styling. 

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

Time to get healthy with The Breakfast Bundle by Nutribuddy*

As a Coeliac I always jump at the chance to try new Gluten Free products, especially those concerning breakfast. I have only ever found two breakfast cereals that I like and believe me that can get very boring eating the same thing day in and day out, so when I was offered the chance to try out this kit I couldn't wait!

Do I Write Guys off too easily?

I have tried, scratch that am still trying online dating.. well on and off. Let's face it, the days of meeting people randomly are gone, everyone is glued to their phones.

Online dating is hard, with so many different variations out there too how can you tell which one is right for you. Simple answer is, you can't. What I can say is, whether you try free dating sites or pay for them, you will get just as many creeps on the paid sites as you do on the free ones. So it's really up to you whether you want to splash to cash or not. If you do, I would highly recommend heading over to TopCashback as you can get money back.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation

I got a free sample of the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, which retails for £35.00, quite expensive in my mind. So thought I would share my thoughts. 

The foundation claims to have 12 hours full coverage wear time and highly pigmented colour. A natural photo ready matte finish, that is comfortable to wear and oil free.

Whilst the finish is beautifully matte and does feel comfortable to wear initially, I  found I was very undecided on this foundation. The wear time is defiantly not 12 hours and transfers very easily.

The coverage was good on first application and very easy to apply, however overtime it didn't seem to look so flawless. I applied it using both an oval brush and beauty blender, the beauty blender did provide better coverage but the foundation still didn't wear for a full day, 6-8hours.

My skin seemed to breakout each time I wore this foundation too, even though it is designed for combination skin.

Overall for the price of this foundation and the false claims I certainly wont be making a purchase any time soon.

Have you tried any of the Laura Mercier foundations?

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Romanovs Views xoxo

Alternative Easter Gifts for Adults

 This year I have been asked to not buy easter eggs for a couple of my family members, so have had to rack my brains as to what to get instead! Granted this is more for women than men, but I hope it helps those in need of an alternative gift this Easter. 

I have found a selection of really pretty scented/ looking candles in Primark for as little as £1.00, so have picked one up for my Mum.

Succulents can also be a great little gift, these can be picked up from many shops from £3.00. There are faux ones too about, for those that cannot keep anything alive!

A book could be a good gift for the right person, especially with so many stores providing discounted prices or thrift shops having second hand or vintage books.

Photos to update an old photo frame. My Nan doesn't have a current selection of family photos, with the current generation having everything digitally stored. So I thought I would get a set of current photos from all the family to update her photo frame.

Do you have any alternative gift ideas?

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Primark PS Pro Large Oval Blending Brush

I have been meaning to get my hands on one of these brushes for a while now, and due to not working in the city centre it is hard to get a chance to pop in. So this weekend when I had my hair booked in I finally had the chance, boy am I glad that I did. For only £4.00, for seriously cannot go wrong.

The hairs are synthetic, but super soft and very dense. I cannot believe how easy it is to apply my foundation and how air brushed my skin looks. You just need to kind of swipe it and blend it in, I find that dotting my foundation on my face then blending it in works best for me. The handle is flexible too, which makes it easy to get into those hard to reach areas.

Cleaning the brush was standard and it didn't change shape which is always good. I would advise drying it face down, so that the glue doesn't get wet or loose.

For just £4.00 I think this brush is a steal! Have you tried these brushes yet?

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Estee Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer & Finisher

I love my Double Wear foundation, but find that it always separates around my nose and shows my pores as extremely open and enlarged, so here begins the hunt for a decent primer and after getting a few free samples from the Estee Lauder counter I was absolutely hooked.

I tried out the new Smoother Primer because this is supposed to be good for enlarged pores and for blurring imperfections. I thought this was going to be the solution to my nose problem, so gave this ago on it's own but sadly it didn't help at all and didn't give a very nice finish either.

In comes the Mattifier, I love the formula and texture of this primer. It really solved all of my issues and even made applying the DW easier.  I wore it for over 8 hours and had vigorous day of walking with the dog and around the city running errands, so definitely gave this a decent trial run.

This primer is oil free, helps to control shine and excess oil. Provides a heathy finish and prolongs the wear of your foundation. For £25 I think this is a must have in your make up collection if you suffer from combination or oily skin.

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

Why I think Social Media is ruining our lives

Social Media has been around for a lot of years now and whilst I think it was originally created with the best intentions as all things are, it really isn't used like that these days. 

With the recent terrorists attack in London, it has taken the whole issue to a new level for me personally. I don't want to take away from the fact that it was a tragedy and my thoughts go out to all the family and loved ones of all those involved, but that does not excuse the behaviour of those towards this poor woman. 

To be fair, people tell me there's footage of her helping victims, so the fact she's been turned into a meme is unfair.

Here's my point about Social Media being a force of evil, the person that took the time to take a picture of this woman, just to speculate that she was somehow involved rather than a scared round woman calling her family or friends to let them know she was okay. 

I was happy to see from pretty52 that the woman in the photo above hit back with the below statement. 

"I'm shocked and totally dismayed at how a picture of me is being circulated on social media.
To those individuals who have interpreted and commented on what my thoughts were in that horrific and distressful moment, I would like to say not only have I been devastated by witnessing the aftermath of a shocking and numbing terror attack, I've also had to deal with the shock of finding my picture plastered all over social media by those who could not look beyond my attire, who draw conclusions based on hate and xenophobia.
My thoughts at that moment were one of sadness, fear, and concern.
What the image does not show is that I had talked to other witnesses to try and find out what was happening, to see if I could be of any help, even though enough people were at the scene tending to the victims.
I then decided to call my family to say that I was fine and was making my way home from work, assisting a lady along the way by helping her get to Waterloo station.
My thoughts go out to all the victims and their families. I would like to thank Jamie Lorriman, the photographer who took the picture, for speaking to the media in my defence."

My point here is that people are so nasty and vindictive, I understand that a lot of muslims are behind these tourists attacks, but that doesn't mean that all muslims are terrorists. London has a large population of muslims, so it wouldn't have been strange for this poor woman to have been involved in the tragedy that struck London the 22.03.17. 

The fact that a photo has been plastered all over the internet and small minded people have picked it apart with such vial comments, when in reality she is just doing what anyone of us would have done. 

How could she have helped the victims on the ground? They already had a large group of people around them, when in my experience a hurt person in need of first aid does not need to be swarmed by more people. I would have understood people getting angry if she had of walked passed and there was no one helping the victim on the ground, but that wasn't the case. 

People need to just look past race and religion and just see the person. We need to go back to using Social Media for fun, and communicating with friends and family that live far away.

What are your views on this subject?  

Always be kind, you never know what personal battle people are fighting.

My Little Box March 2017 #nofilter Edition

This months My Little Box was amazing, and I know I say it every single month, but my god do I LOVE this subscription box. The theme this month is one that I hold dear to my heart #NOFILTER, a great ideal I think a lot of us forget about, because beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder! 


They swapped the box for a large make-up/ wash bag which is always handy and in this case very pretty. I have it propped up with all my other make-up and will use it to store an overflow of stuff.

Barry Alan Blow Dry Bar*

Having never had a Blow Dry treatment before I was super excited to see what it was all about. Barry Alan Hair Salon are an award winning salon based in the heart of Norwich, they pride themselves on their wealth of experience and personal customer service.

They offer a Blow Dry Bar for those just wanting to have a little pamper, for a special occasion or for group events. A great idea for Hen nights or Birthdays! Prices start from £15, with additional extras on top. I wanted a vintage style and this would have cost £15 for the Blow Dry and an additional £15 for the style.