100 POSTS PAMPER NIGHT GIVEAWAY

Hey guys! As some of you may have noticed, my last blog post was my 100th one on this blog! I did not see this coming back when I started this blog at the beginning of the year, but I’m really glad that I’ve stuck with it, for so many reasons.

Getting to know so many amazing and diverse people, and being given an insane amount of opportunities, I can see myself now blogging well into my 1,000,000th post.

So, as a thanks to all of you lovely people who take time out of your day to read, like, comment and subscribe, I thought I’d give you an experience that I really endorse. A pamper night.

backgrounderThat’s right. I’m giving away the ultimate pamper night in for you guys! This treat includes:


Azure Vitamin E Woven Face Mask

Beautilicious Sugar Coated Candy Apple Foot Soak

M&S Coconut Body Scrub

Nivea Creme Moisturiser

Zoella Kissy Missy Lip Balm

Body Shop Rose Gift Set

Paperchase Fox Stickers

Roam Earrings

Aztec-Inspired Ring


 I chose to add some cute stickers, a ring and earrings just to really treat you to an additional few cutesy items.

If you are interested in entering this giveaway, you can do so by following me here, either through WordPress, Bloglovin’ or the email sign-up form.

You can also be entered by following me on Twitter or Instagram. You can also drop a comment on any blog post, including this one. Or you can tweet about this giveaway!

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I hope you guys are excited for this giveaway, be sure to drop me a comment if you are! If you’re not after a pamper giveaway like this, be sure to share or link it to someone else that might be!

Thank you all again so much for reading and following my blog. I’m insanely grateful to you all. ヽ(^。^)丿

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Meet My Girls: Tabitha & Ginger

That’s right. Those two gorgeous boys you’ve already met aren’t the only felines around these parts. Before them, there were the OGs, the girls, Tabs and Ginge.

These gorgeous gals came into our lives 12 years ago. For my 8th birthday I had no presents, only a card that told me it was a ticket to my present. After a short drive, we arrived at a farm, now from mentally going from thinking I’d got a pony, to a puppy, we finally went inside and little Ginger was handed to me.

I had never felt so happy, excited and in love. Until I laid eyes on Tabitha. She was my type of cat, I could just tell. I was still unbelievably excited to have Ginger, but I loved Tabitha too. I told my parents how cute I thought she was, and, not for the last time, we left with two kittens.

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Ginger Bygrave | 12 | Tortoise Shell

Ginger is the OG. She’s quite possibly the most affectionate cat in the entire world. She knows a lot of cute tricks, from opening doors, to having an actual conversation with you. She knows how to get your attention, and is entirely willing to reach out her claws to remind you it’s been 30 seconds since you’ve petted her.


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Named by my family because of her tabby coat, ever since we brought Tabitha home, she has been the queen of the household. One of the prettiest kitties to ever grace this Earth, Tabitha knows full well of just how gorgeous and loved she is. She’s also a man’s cat, she is willing to be around ladies, but definitely prefers the company of a man.


And those are my girls! They were definitely the best birthday present I had ever gotten up until that point, and they were my first proper responsibilities. I’m so glad we did end up getting both of these girls, because I feel it really helps in them adjusting and having someone else to grow up with.

What was your first pet?

New Lush Products | The Summer Collection Reveal

Fotor0817114725new lush products haulRecently Lush have just brought out their summer collection! So, keen to have a look, I grabbed some from the new collection, alongside some of my trusty regular favourites, to talk about for you guys today.new lush products first impressionsFrozen bath bomb lushFrozen Bath Bomb | “Do you want to have a bath bomb? Do you want to splash and play?” This bath bomb, much like the movie it’s based on, is utterly mesmerising. With the uplifting scent of grapefruit oil, combined with the inside packed with silver glitter, when having a bath with this bath bomb; you really will let everything go. (I think this would be a favourite for Evie and Ruby, my cousins!)Intergalactic bath bomb lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb | This bath bomb is very quietly creeping into my favourite bath bomb spot. With it’s name, and a description of “Ever wondered what bathing in deep space would be like? Invite the cosmos into your bathroom with this sexy, interstellar bomb and become the guardian of your own galaxy.” This bath bomb caters to many of my greatest loves. It’s colourful, galaxy-themed and smells like peppermint.rose jam bubble bar lushRose Jam Bubbleroon | Do you want to feel as though you’ve just been moisturised from the heavens and given a bunch of flowers? Then this is the bubbleroon for you. Essentially a bubble bar, but shaped like a macaroon, these bubbleroons are absolutely adorable and pampering. With rose oil and cocoa butter, this bubble bar is a real self-indulgent treat.

Jason and the argan oil shampoo bar lushJason & The Argan Oil Shampoo Bar | I’ve loved this shampoo bar since I was first recommended it by a friend. This product might just solve all of your dry hair problems. Replacing shampoo, it foams up when you’re in the shower, and you simply apply like a regular shampoo. The argan oil (one of my favourite ingredients for anything hair-related) is insanely good for hair that needs a touch of moisture. Although I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with fine hair as it can tend to weigh it down a little.

creamy candy bubble bar lushCreamy Candy Bubble Bar | Another one of my previous favourites. Unfortunately this one has lost it’s signature flower, but that doesn’t mean it’s lost any of it’s softening powers. With vanilla, cocoa butter and almond oil it really is a treat for your skin. And of course I’m going to mention how it smells like the sweetest candy, don’t worry, I didn’t forget.


So there are some of the new products from Lush’s summer collection, along with some of my trusty favourites! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know if you’re going to try any products from the new www.lush.co.uk range!

Jasmin’s Cafe

Recently my aunt took me to an absolutely gorgeous cafe in Plympton. I have never felt more at home in a cafe, everything was vintage-inspired, shabby chic and unique. We only sat down quickly for a cuppa, but I took the opportunity to grab a few snaps while we were there.IMAG0449 IMAG0450 IMAG0451 IMAG0452 IMAG0453 IMAG0454 IMAG0455 IMAG0456 IMAG0457 IMAG0458 IMAG0459 IMAG0460 IMAG0461Jasmin’s serves cooked food, cakes and hot and cold drinks. The staff are incredibly lovely and friendly, everyone there is relaxed and enjoying their experience. The atmosphere is lovely, and there’s wifi, so I could see myself spending a long time in there! I will definitely be visiting again soon!


Do you have a favourite cafe for a lazy rainy day? Let me know in the comments!

Zoella Beauty: Tutti Fruity Collection

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‘Fresh Fizz’ Bath Fizzer £5

A couple of weeks ago, Zoella beauty got a brand new range, Tutti Fruity! So naturally, I headed down to Superdrug (the range is also available from Feel Unique) and picked up a few of the products to talk about today.

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‘Let’s Spritz’ Body Mist £8

The range features some of the original products with an updated tutti fruity scent along with some new products altogether. The previous ‘Fizz Bar’ is now also available in a slimmer version, ‘Fresh Fizz’. There is a new exclusively shower gel ‘Foam Sweet Foam’ alongside the original ‘Soak Opera’ bath soak. The ‘Creamy Madly Dreamy’ body lotion is joined by ‘Candy Cream’, and the original body mist ‘Blissful Mistful’ is now joined by ‘Let’s Spritz’.

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‘Foam Sweet Foam’ Shower Gel £3.50

The brand new products are a tinted lip balm ‘Kissy Missy’ and a sugar body scrub ‘Scrubbing Me Softly’. This lip balm really is amazing. Upon opening it I didn’t expect it to be scented at all, but just like the rest of the range, it has a very light but pleasing fruity scent. This lip balm is pretty much wearable by anyone, as you can chose to wear it very lightly, and have just a touch of pink on the lips, or build up the product and have a very vibrant pink, all the while being highly moisturising! And at £3, it’s a great deal for having a lip balm that is cute and does good.

I was expecting this shower gel to do good, but like most shower gels, maybe the scent won’t stay with you for that long. I was wrong. This product lathers amazingly, meaning that it will last you for much longer than usual shower gels, and it leaves you smelling amazing for up to a day after use!

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‘Candy Cream’ Body Lotion £5

The new body mist is one of the best products to ever carry a tutti fruity scent. It’s packed with a mix of fruity and floral scents, so you don’t need to go overboard when wearing it, meaning this product really will last you for a long time! It’s perfect for if you don’t yet want to invest in a more expensive perfume, but you don’t want an average lightly scented body mist. Even though it’s a body mist I’d class this as one of my favourite perfumes as it can very easily be worn as one.

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‘Kissy Missy’ Lip Balm £3

With bursting beads and extracts of Acai and Blueberry, this body lotion is unlike any other. After applying, it absorbs quickly, and leaves you feeling fresh and clean. It also is lightly scented, so the scent isn’t overpowering, but it is still present, making you feel lovely all day long.

Now because of how outstanding these products are, I haven’t even gotten started about how adorable the packaging is, and none of the products are tested on animals. This range, and the original range, are both amazing and I’m so proud of and happy for Zoë.

And finally, Sawyer approves.


That’s it for today! Have you tried any products from the Zoella Beauty range? Let me know which is your favourite!

Meet My Boys: Sawyer & Milo

A few years ago, well, precisely 3, I had what I can only ever explain as, a need. I have always been so happy with my pets, and I adore every single one of them. But 4 years ago I felt like I was ready for a bigger responsibility. I had a need for a kitten. Like all kids, I approached my parents, gave an outstanding speech about how lucky they are to have me as a child, and therefore the most fitting reward would be a kitten.

I was told no.

But being as tenacious as I am, I gradually began my plot to both prove myself, and annoy my parents. So began the year of non-stop-kitten talk.

Eventually my father gave in and told my mum to ‘just let her have a kitten already.’ And so the search began. By search, I mean one day of browsing the classifieds and Internet. Heck, I’d been waiting a year already, I wasn’t planning on waiting any longer. My mum even told me of a friend of hers, who had a newly pregnant cat, and I could have pick of the litter. But I would not wait long enough for her to give birth. Instead, I found a handsome black and white kitten, and I begged to go and pick him up immediately, but was told I’d have to wait until the next day. I couldn’t sleep a wink.

The next day FINALLY rolled around, my father told us he’d see us with our 2 kittens later on. I argued back, insisting I only wanted 1. 3 cats was more than enough for me, 4 was just silly. We went on the journey to pick him up. Sawyer Scott. He’d been called that since before I knew I was getting him. We got there, I fell in love. My mums friend texted me, jokingly telling me I could only get a kitten if I named him Milo. So naturally, I told my mum we needed to get another one, because Sawyer was already firmly named.

We left with 2.

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Sawyer Scott Bygrave | 2 | Black and white

Ragamuffin. Prince. Sawyer is the embodiment of a handsome, cheeky, loveable boy. He IS his uncle Tyler. Everything Uncle Ty does, so does Soy. And what Soy doesn’t copy, he watches intently and demands to be a part of any activity.

Hobbies Include: Fly Hunting, Being persuasive, emulating uncle Tyler, sitting on laptops, rolling in soot, counting with his tail, picking fights he is not big enough for, being gorgeous and chasing Ginger.


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Milo Taloola Bygrave | 2 | Golden as the sun

Lion-in-the-making. Refuses to wear a collar because he knows he is destined to be a wild one. Milo is much more a relaxed bystander. Observing everything. Silent until absolutely necessary. Trusting of a select few. You’re the most honoured in the room if he chooses to seat himself on your lap. I also like to describe My to people who don’t know him, as someone who likes to go everywhere either ass, or claws first.

Hobbies Include: Judging people while they sneeze, biting his nails (specifically on my bed, despite rule #3, no clipping nails on my bed), sleeping on pillows (despite rule number #2, no sleeping on pillows), obsessing over anything horse-scented and sighing.

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Those are my 2 boys! You can follow them on Instagram if you’d like to see more of them and my 2 girls! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know if you’d like to meet more of my ohana. From the Puppy posse, to the Chinchilla clique, you want it, we’ve got it.

A Day In The Life: Pet Owner

As I mentioned in my previous post, I always think it’s nice to have a little insight into someone’s life that you may not usually get to see. So today I thought I’d give you all a look into a different area of my life; my pets. I think this post will be multi-purposeful because not only will it just give you a little peek into this area of my life, but it might help you if you are considering getting a pet, I will outline all of the responsibilities, but also all of the amazing rewards that come with them. And they are all very cute, so that’s always a plus. So here we go!

A day in the life…

7.00am – On a usual day I will begrudgingly part ways with my bed after being padded at and snuggled by Milo, and once he’s successfully woken me up I immediately throw my curtains back (a great way to help you wake up in the morning, the sunshine suppresses melatonin, the hormone that tells your body to sleep!).

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7.10am – In order to ensure I can have a peaceful breakfast and general peaceful morning, I do as the many repetitive cries tell me, and feed everyone before preparing food for myself. (Everyone’s always most grateful though, so I don’t resent it)

This stage obviously is arguably the biggest responsibility that comes along with pets. This is not only because it takes your time and money, but you need to ensure you fully understand your pets dietary requirements. For example, the Chinchillas can’t have a lot of sugary foods as much like Degus, they are high risk for diabetes, so treats must be kept to a minimum. Remember also that every animal is different, so you have to know that not everyone can have the same thing; for example, Milo gets fed less and more often than the other cats because he can’t stomach larger-less frequent meals, Hemingway despises carrots, whereas Jack loves them, but they both must have them rarely as carrots aren’t actually good for Buns. It’s always heavily important to do your research about any animal before you invest in giving one a home.

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7.30am – By now everyone is well fed and settled (usually into their morning naps) and my morning is free for non-pet related activities.

10.30am – At this point of the morning when I’m home, I’ll move onto cleaning out and refreshing the bedding for the Buns, Guineas and Chinchillas (cuddle time ensues).

Again, this is another important responsibility for the hygiene of your pets. Without frequent bedding changes, your Buns and Guineas are at risk of mites and diseases. Furthermore, some pets can actually be allergic to certain types of bedding, so it’s always best to remain safe and not frequently change the brand of what you use for bedding, and if you have to, mix your current one with the one you are changing to and keep an eye on your pets eyes, skin and any sneezes you might hear (tiny sneezes are adorable, but remember your pet is telling you it’s agitating them!)

11am – And once again I am able to take a little break to sort out any non-animal related things on the agenda.

1pm – If I’m home and have a bit of free time and the weather permits, I like to spend some of the afternoon with the dogs, going for a short walk or just a spot of playing in the garden.

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2pm – By now we’re home again just in time for everyone’s scheduled afternoon nap.

3.30pm – Uncle Tyler comes home. Everyone rushes to greet him.

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3.35pm – Everyone has their own cuddle and play time.

4.30pm – Everyone is now in scheduled phase 2 of ‘Afternoon Nap’.

8.30pm – Dinner time at the zoo. Everyone has their water and food bowls topped up before winding down for the evening (Though this is now morning time for the Chinchillas who are nocturnal, they are just watching their equivalent of early morning television).

10pm – By now, everyone’s eyes are fighting to stay open, and usually Sawyer has complained enough at the lights being on, alerting us all that he is ready for bed.

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10.30pm – We’re all snuggled and in the land of dreams.

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That’s it for a day in the life of a pet owner! Do you have any pets? Let me know in the comments below! Also if you have any questions about pet care/advice, ask away!