Monday, 23 April 2018

I'm back! What I've been up to...

Hi everyone!

What's been happening?

Long time no blog! As you know I recently started a new job so I have just been getting back into the working routine. Also, we've been adjusting our routine with Darcie as she has started nursery so we've just been finding what works. I am pleased to say nothing much had to change and everything has worked well.

Upcoming posts:

As for upcoming posts I was thinking about doing a going back to work after being on maternity leave post, tips on little one's staring nursery, a lush haul, a Darcie update and I also have a couple of reviews I have had in lined for a while coming up over the next month. In relation to post scheduling I am aiming to do a post every fortnight, these will either be on a Saturday or a Monday. It will more than likely be the Monday but I'll see how it works out. I'm also thinking about starting doing book reviews. I love reading and I've read a few good books recently so I am thinking about starting doing a few book reviews/what I'm reading posts. I am also going to start blogging

A trip to London:

In the Easter break we visited London. In specific Sea life, Oxford street, M&M's world and I insisted we needed to look at the tower of London but we didn't go inside. We did a little bit of shopping (I say a little, I went a bit wild in Lush). The weather wasn't great but that didn't ruin the day for us. Here are a few pictures from our trip out:

Tasha x

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Baylis & Harding Rosé Prosecco Fizz Valentine's gifts 2018

Hi everyone,

I hope you have all had an amazing month so far! Valentines day is quickly approaching and you may be wanting gift ideas for loved ones, or just a treat for yourself. Baylis & Harding have a lovely selection of gifts for you to choose from. The valentines day limited addition scent is Rosé Prosecco Fizz, which can I just say smells amazing and fits the occasion to a T.

Someone special, van, packaging, gifting, cupid

Treats for your feet sock set:

valentine's, gift

These socks are probably the softest you have ever felt. They are a beautiful soft pink colour and pair perfectly with the Rosé Prosecco Fizz soothing foot lotion. The perfect treat at the end of a long day on your feet. You can find this gift set in Morrisons, Debenhams and on Amazon. This gift set has an RRP of £8.

Body treats gift set:


The first thing I want to mention about this gift set is that the packaging is beautiful, but then again, Baylis & Harding always have the most beautiful packaging. This gift set contains a body polisher, a 250g tub of bath crystals (when I opened these and the scent blew me away), a 500ml bottle of shower crème, and a 500ml bottle of body lotion. Pamper yourself, set the scene with some candles. Jump in the shower or run a nice hot bath and relax. After, finish with the body lotion. What a perfect way to spend a Valentine's evening with some self love. This can be purchased from Amazon and Debenhams. This has an RRP of £18.

Prosecco van:

valentines, cupid, gift, van, gift set

Can we just take a moment to take in how cute the van is?! What a lovely idea for packaging. This adorable gift set comes with body polisher, a 100ml bottle of body wash and a 100ml bottle of hand and body lotion. Anyone would be lucky to receive such a lovely gift. You can pick this up from Debenhams and Amazon.

I just want to say a huge thank you to Baylis & Harding for sending me this lovely gist sets. You can check out Baylis & Harding on Amazon for more affordable luxury.

I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day, what are your plans?

Tasha x

Saturday, 27 January 2018

How to prepare and do well in an interview

Hi everyone,

So just over a week ago I put a tweet out saying how I got a new job and asked if any one would like to see a post on going for job interviews.

I thought I would make this post as I stated in the tweet I have never not been offered a job after going for a job interview. I mean, I have always had good advice from my Dad (thanks Dad) and he taught me most things about going for an interview. So, I thought I would share ways I have leant to prepare for a job interview and doing well in the interview.

kikki k, notebook, pen, rings, flatlay

1. Research and preparation:

Firstly, what sort of interview are you going for? Is it a one on one or a group Interview. Are you going to be interviewed by more than one person? They might even want to Skype call you or interview you by telephone. There are loads of different ways to be interviewed. So, what I suggest is find out how they will be interviewing you and prepare for that particular style. For example, if you are being interviewed by more than one person they are going to be able to bounce questions off of one another. Or, they other person might think of a question off of what you have said that the other didn't think of. Skype calls and telephone calls are less formal but you still need to make a good first impression whether they can see you or not. Group interviews for me are the hardest, as not only have you got to make a good first impression, you have to constantly outshine the others in your group.

Make sure you prepare all your documents and qualifications that you need to bring to show to your potential employee.

The next thing to consider is the company you are being interviewed to work for. Research the company. When were they founded? What's the company's biggest achievement? What services do they provide? Do they have any policies and procedures? Find out what you can that is relevant to the company you are going for an interview with. You're not going to seem like a 'know-it-all', you're going to come across like you want the job and you're passionate. Another bit of research you can do is, look at what previous or current employees say about working there. Indeed have a tab dedicated to people reviewing their place of work which you can find here. That way you can get a feel of what people that have worked for the company think about it. Take what they say lightly though, as everyone's experience is different.

Taking the above into consideration. Make notes, use revision cards, do what works best for you. You could even get someone to give you a few quick fire questions so you can be extra prepared.

The last point I will make on the research and preparation point is, where are you going to? Do you know exactly where you are going? If not I would suggest finding the place a few days before your interview. The last thing you want is to get lost and be late. Another point to note is be there 10/15 minutes before. Give yourself time to relax. Not only that it shows you have good time keeping skills. Don't be there to early though, they have given you that time slot for a reason. That's why 10/15 minutes is a good time frame.

Kikki K, notebook, pen

2. Dressing

So you know what you're being interviewed for, dress for the occasion. Keep in mind you want to stay smart, tidy and clean. You also want to feel comfortable and confident in what you are wearing. If you have long hair, maybe tie it neatly back. Do you wear makeup? Maybe put a little on. Nothing too much just something subtle and that looks nice. Unless you are going for the role of a makeup artist, you then might want to do something a little more stand out but keeping it classy. Remember, how they see you now, what your wearing, your personal hygiene, that's there first impression. Personally, for the type of interviews I go for, you can never go wrong with a pair of black trousers and a smart looking top/blouse.

3. At the interview

So you're here. You're ready to do what you can to get the job. Remember body language is everything. Shak their hand on entrance and when you're leaving. Keep good posture when you are sitting down with them or walking around. Don't shrug your shoulders or cross your arms. If you don't know what you do with your hands or arms, place them by your sides or place them on your lap. 

When you're there listen and ask questions when you need to. Asking questions is good as it shows your listening and interested in the job role. Take in your surroundings and ask any questions if you have them on things going on.

Also, remember to voice your goals and targets. Where do you want to be in 10 years time? What qualifications or training might they offer that they can help you with? Always keep a goal in mind.

The last things I will say to you are, remember no two interviews are the same. So you may need to adapt some of these pointers to work for you. There may be more things you can think of doing. Last thing is to remember to take a deep breath and relax.

I hope this helps and if you're reading this and have an upcoming interview, good luck!

Tasha x

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Glam & Style Hair Dryer*

Hi everyone,

Firstly, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! It's been a little while since I last posted on my little blog. I had a little break over Christmas and then poor Darcie went down with tonsillitis (she's all better now). So, I had wanted to get this post up just after Christmas, but it didn't turn out that way. That's why the images on this post are still a little Christmassy. Fear not, they won't be on the next one.

Anyway, I had the Glam & Style hair dryer sent to me a little while ago now. I was so grateful for the opportunity to review this hair dryer as mine was starting to see better days.

diamond, 2200W

So as packaging goes I really quite like it. They haven't over done it but at the same time it's eye catching. The picture above is the front of the box. The picture below is the back of the box. This side gives you the lowdown on the hair dryer. Inside the box you get a little leaflet on the hair dryer.

Diamond, 2200W

What will this hair dryer offer you?
  • Up to 2200W drying and styling power (1800W-2200W)
  • A 2 meter cord
  • A hang up loop
  • Cool shot
  • 3 heat settings
  • 2 speed settings
  • A hang up loop
  • A detachable inlet grill to clean the hairs that get into the dryer
  • A DC (direct current) motor
  • Concentrator nozzle for precision styling
  • and a 2 year guarantee.  
Concentrator nozzle, leaflet, 2 meter lead

How do I find using my Glam Style hair dryer?

Well, so far so good. It isn't just me that uses it, my boyfriend uses it when he styles his hair and said it is good. It's light weight so you do feel like you're doing a workout whilst drying your hair. Compared to my last hair dryer its super light weight. It dries my hair and helps my boyfriend style his hair in next to no time.

Concentrator nozzle, 3 speed settings, 2 heat settings

I love the look of the hair dryer to. I love the little accents of rose gold. I don't mind hair dryers that have crazy patterns (as my last one had) but I like that this has no frills and is sleek and elegant looking.

detachable inlet grill

Overall, for £14.99 on Amazon I think it's a bargain and if you are looking for a hair dryer for yourself or as a gift for someone else, I would recommend this one.

You can find the Glam & Style on Amazon.

Until next time,

Tasha x

*I received this product in return for a fair and honest review*

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Baylis & Harding Christmas gift guide 2017*

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is having a lovely December so far!

Some people may have already brought all of their Christmas gifts, others maybe half way through and some may be stuck for ideas. This is where I am pretty sure I can help you.

Baylis & Harding have some beautiful gifts that bring affordable luxury into everyone's life. They definitely have something for everyone.

Something for him...

Are you looking for the perfect secret Santa present? Maybe you are looking for the perfect stocking filler? This Baylis & Harding wash bag duo with Citrus and Lime goodies inside could be just what you are after! This would also be perfect for an 'extra' gift. 

This little gift comes with a hair and body wash and a aftershave balm. They are the prefect minis and smell so refreshing! The wash bag is a brilliant size for when he goes on holiday or for any trips away. You can buy this gift on Amazon for an amazing £5.95!

Something for her...

The next couple of gifts are perfect for secret Santa gifts or stocking fillers.

The first is the Baylis & Harding Midnight Fig and Pomegranate body wash. You can buy this on Amazon for just £4! It's the perfect Christmas scent to receive. I have to say the packaging is beautiful on this product, the colour scheme and design is perfect. If I received this I could imagine myself having a nice soak in the bath after the festivities of Christmas day and wash with this.

Another idea for a stocking filler is this cute little bath.

This golden bath comes with a 50ml shower crème and a 30ml body butter. The smell doesn't differ from shower gel to body butter, which is nice as you don't have a mismatch of scents. It is also such an invigorating scent. You can pick this little set up on Amazon for £9.79.

For a teenage girl (or someone into sweet smells)...

Teenagers can sometimes be pretty hard to buy for. The Baylis & Harding Beauticology Carnival treats perfect partners gift set is the perfect sweet treat. I mean, I'm 21 and I love the scent of both products.

This fun set comes with a 250ml tub of 'Sweet caramel popcorn' body butter and a 300ml bottle of 'candy apple' shower gel. I am quite funny with scents of body butters and I was a little worried about the sound of this one. However, when I opened it my first reaction was 'oh wow!' It is just the right amount of sweet for me. However, it could be a little too sweet for someone who doesn't like a strong sweet scent. When applied to the skin it's not as sweet as in the tub, it's actually quite subtle. I find myself lifting my arm to smell it.

Something for Mum...

Before becoming a Mum I used to wonder why these sets were so special. Now, I get it. It's pure bliss when you get to be able to pamper yourself with a lovely gift set. Especially when someone has thought of you and gifted you something to do so with.

This gift set comes 250ml of crème brûlée & cocoa body butter, 300ml of crème brûlée & cocoa refresing body cleanser, a body polisher and it is all presented nicely in a wicker basket that Mum (or whoever the recipient is) to put all of their pamper time goodies in. My favourite in this is the body butter, its so luxurious! You can buy this from Amazon for £16.68.

For the candle lovers...

I was blown away buy the packaging of this candle. Can we just take a second to appreciate how beautiful it is! This is pure Christmas luxury. You could even buy this for yourself as a cute decoration around the house.

Now you may or may not know I have a fear of candles, so I gave this to my Mum to light. Whenever I go past her bedroom, it just smells of Christmas. I am hoping she will bring it to the kitchen to light when she cooks Christmas dinner. This candle comes in at an amazing price of £13.25 and you can buy it from Amazon.

A home wear gift...

I love this Baylis & Harding hand was. Its is the same 'Midnight fid & pomegranate' scent as the body wash above. I feel this one is a little stronger than the body wash but it is not over powering. I love the Christmas design that carries through the Baylis and Harding Christmas range. It is nice that you can add a little bit of Christmas cheer to your bathroom with this had wash. You can buy this Christmas version from either Superdrug or Tesco which is on offer until the 2/01/2018 for £1.50. If you would prefer a bottle without Christmas patterns you can pick one up on Amazon.

Which gift is your favourite?

Tasha x

*These products were sent to me in return for a fair and honest review*