The ‘you beauty’ advent Calendar 2017


A review…

P1010727For the past couple of years i have had the Youbeauty Advent calendar leading up to Christmas and I evidently like it to go back to the same one each time.

I think the reason i like it so much is that it contains a variety of beauty products from skincare to makeup to hair. And each year has been completely different. It also isnt too ridiculously over priced.

So this year in the advent calendar i got ….

An eyeshadow brush

a revolution eyeshadow palette


Nip and fab travel palette

ciate gel kohl liner

the organic pharmacy lip and eye cream

Ren firming beauty shot

Kitsch elevated bobby pins

The white company home spray

dr. organic snail gel eye serum

Whitening toothpaste

sport fx face mist and fix

sukin hydrating mist toner

Bare minerals skinlongevity

skinfix hand repair cream

illuminating primer

body oil

nail varnish

Oribe texturising spray

maroccan oil hair mask

shampoo and conditioner


Some i loved, some i might not use as much like the anti ageing products and snail gel because i don’t really need to use ant ageing yet haha. It would be really good if beauty brands could do advent calendars by skin type or something like that. like one to hydrate, one for anti ageing, one for acne prone, something like that would be really helpful.

My favourite products were the travel palette because i think it will be a really useful ‘one stop’ palette to take places with me.


I also really liked the browcote as it truly does keep my eyebrow makeup in place for a lot longer.

Hair wise i was super excited to get the oribe texturising spray and it is really good for my fine hair to add a bit more volume and style.

Hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas! thanks so much for reading 🙂




My angled lob…

Beauty, Style

I have always had long hair until a couple of years ago when I decided to get it all cut off and donate it to charity! A lot of people find this daunting seeing their hair come off into little ponytails but to me it was such a relief having the weight of my hair out and I much preferred my hair as each piece was being cut out. The only thing I was anxious about was the question; what if it won’t suit me? but it would eventually grow back anyway and I wanted a change.

Today I got it styled in a way I actually really like although I hope the curls drop out a little by the morning as it looks like I’m going for a bit of a 70s vibe! Thanks so much to the francesco group though for my ‘fresh’ cut haha.

before… It was getting really long!




They used a hydrating spray, sea salt spray and curled my hair with GHD hair straighteners. Also this is my natural hair colour although it kind of looks a little like balayage.


If you would like a post on how I style my short hair please leave a comment below, I’d love to know what you think!