Wednesday, 29 November 2017

My top 5 gift set ideas ...

It's that most wonderful time of the year with Christmas just around the corner! 
Which means one only thing ... presents!

Of course we all want to get our loved ones super amazing gifts, that they will instantly love when they rip open that wrapping paper (which took hours to wrap!).


Friday, 17 November 2017

Christmas Gifting: Fragrance

It's that exciting time of year to start shopping for our loved ones for Christmas. 
What better way to say I Love You or Thank you for the support from the year than a gorgeous bottle of Fragrance.

Fragrance is the perfect fuss free gift for all, whether you're shopping for a special man in your life, a wonderful friend, mother, sister or even yourself. 

Friday, 13 October 2017

Take A Moment with Temple Spa ...

The loss of a child is something that doesn't bare thinking about, something so painful and so sad. Unfortunately this is happening for parents all around the world, whether it be during pregnancy, birth or in infancy of the baby/child. 

The Mariposa Trust is the only International Charity that helps give advice and support for people who have gone through and are going through these hard times. 

Temple Spa have partnered with The Mariposa Trust to help raise as much money as they can as well as awareness towards the charity, in particular their Saying Goodbye division.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Bourjois: Rouge Velvet The Lipstick

Bourjois are a brand I have absolutely loved for years, they have amazing quality makeup, with a fab range, for affordable prices. Bourjous have recently released the new Rouge Velvet the Lipsticks* and I have them ALL to share with you.

Friday, 15 September 2017

My new favourite brand ...

Being a busy working mom of two can sometimes leave my mind a little frazzled and unable to shut off of a nighttime. Finding different ways to calm and relax my mind is a must to keep myself sane.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Love Me Beauty does it again ...

Quick ... Stop what your doing, read my post (obvs), and then hop on over to Love Me Beauty, because they have some gems right now!

The best giveaway prize ...

I do love me a good giveaway, especially when I win and it means a box of fabulous beauty goodies and a dreamy book arrive at my house. Yay!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

New in Beauty: Part Two

If your anything like me you will love a new beauty release, I absolutely love trying out newbies.

With summer fading away at a rather fast rate, it's time to start thinking about cozy Autumn nights in with a bit of a pamper and adding a bit of glam for work nights out and all that jazz.

Whatever your life style, I'm sure there is a newbie here for you ...

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

My Love Me Beauty goodies

Love Me Beauty never disappoints with it's amazing selection of beauty products and always fabulous beauty pouches each month.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The perfect gift ...

Shopping in general is something I very much enjoy doing, whether it be for myself, my home or gifts for others. I find the men in my life the hardest of all to buy for but you just can't ever go wrong with some quirky gadgets or good old fashioned perfume.

Finding the perfect scent however can sometimes be difficult, especially when my fussy husband is involved. But I just adore the luxury packaging and branding of mens perfume L'Occitane. I found so much inspiration from their beautiful website to help me with my selection for the perfect gift...

Monday, 24 July 2017

Beauty organising with HerClutterBox

Im totally obsessed with trying to organise my home right now, every room, every single item in the house. Beauty organising is simply the most satisfying of all!

I have a beautiful new 4 Drawer HerClutterBox* from the Crystal Clear Collection.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

New in Beauty: Part One

I get very excitable when new beauty products are released, so I thought I would do a little 'New in Beauty' series to share some of the goodies with you. 

So here is Part One ... which is mainly skin and body care products.

I work at Boots and was unaware that Loreal were releasing newbies to their amazing Pure Clay face mask range, so you can imagine my excitement when I spotted these two, and just had to have them.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Creating JinksyHome

Beauty has always been a massive passion of mine and will continue to be, but recently I've been focusing on myself, my family and creating our JinksyHome!

We are slowly but surely redoing our home (with my calming grey and white theme), room by room, and I have created a new Instagram account to share our journey and all things home related.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Love Me Beauty #HelloSummer Edit

Beauty boxes are a great way of making new beauty discoveries and getting fabulous value for money. Love Me Beauty is one of the best for amazing brands, variety of products plus best of all you can pick exactly what you will receive each month. So no nasty surprises!

The #HelloSummer Edit is about to draw to a close with some fab newbies coming our way very soon (hint ... go check out the website now!). 

Monday, 3 July 2017

My Summer Perfume Essentials

So it would seem that Summer is here (coming and going as it may seem), but it's here!

I have brought together some of my favourite Summer perfumes from this year so far to share with you all, in hope that you will share with me your favourites.

Friday, 30 June 2017

My new Morphe 25A palette

So ... I was sitting there on my dinner break at work and a Beauty Bay email comes through!

'HOT NEW ARRIVALS!!!' it said, so I was intrigued ...  clicked in (which was dangerous) and it told me that the new Limited Edition Morphe Brushes palettes had dropped. 

Morphe have two new palettes with the 25A and the 25B which is exciting. So it then left me with the decision of which one to go for.

Friday, 9 June 2017

How to get FREE Freddies Flowers?

I'm totally obsessed with flowers and was so happy that this weeks Freddies Flowers delivery was some stunningly beautiful pink and white Peonies. Some of my favourites!

My Latest ColourPop order ...

Hey guys! I'm so sorry I have been a bit MIA recently on the blog, with all whats been going on here in the UK I've needed a bit of time out and been spending some time with my children. 
Hope you can understand.

But I recently did a little ColourPop haul ...

Monday, 22 May 2017

My Love Me Beauty box contents ...

I'm going away at the end of the week, so mini beauty products are a dream for me right now. 
My skills definitely aren't in packing lightly, so my Love Me Beauty products arrived at just the right time to help me out a little.

Monday, 15 May 2017

My MacXFleurDeForce Lipstick

I do love a good Mac Cosmetics lipstick, so when Fleur De Force announced she was creating her own shade ... I was all over it! A must buy!

Fleur's lipstick is part of Mac's beauty influencers limited edition collection where ten people from around the world got to create their own unique shade to sell in their own country.

My last Glossybox

So ... the time has come to share my last Glossybox. 
As after over two years of being a loyal subscriber to them, I have cancelled my subscription.

So what did my last box have to offer I hear you cry ... let me show you!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Things I'm loving right now ....

Hello lovelies, I hope your all doing well?

I wanted to share with you some of the things I have been loving lately, all things beauty, home and lifestyle! I'm currently sat at my desk (obviously) which is one of my favourites right now as I find it so relaxing and it contains my beautiful Disney Store chip mug, Flamingo Candles, Personal Planner and much more that I adore!

Talking of candles ... I have been loving using only Soy Wax candles lately, after I heard and saw how bad petroleum based paraffin wax is for us and our rooms. I'm slightly buggered in this as I own many many Yankee Candles! But my gorgeous Flamingo Candles are fine and so is my latest favourite...

Monday, 8 May 2017

Happy Birthday #TheMeltCrowd

Hi guys! I hope you are all well? I've had a little break from the blogging side of things recently due to not feeling myself, but I'm back and really trying to get on top of things.

I thought I would start back with one of my favourite subscription boxes ... #TheMeltCrowd


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Love Me Beauty box

Last up in my beauty subscription box series of the day is the Love Me Beauty box.

Love Me Beauty is a monthly subscription box with a difference, it has something special that all the previous boxes I have shared in todays series do not. The difference is you get to pick exactly what you want. Which is a massive plus right? 


Third up in my blogpost subscription box series of the day is Birchbox.

Birchbox has been one of my favourite subscription boxes over the years, and along with Glossybox I have been a loyal subscriber since 2014. Saying that Birchbox made a huge annoncement recently that could well change my thoughts! I have always enjoyed Birchbox for the points system that it has, which allows me to purchase higher end products that I normally wouldn't normally be able to afford (having kids is expensive!). But Birchbox have unfortunately decided they are stopping this points system, which leaves me questioning if I may quit on them!!!

My latest Glossybox

And second up in my blogpost subscription boxes series (in one day) is Glossybox.

I have been a subscriber to both Glossybox and Birchbox since 2014 ... (so rather a long time), but is it time to move on? Let's see what you think to this month's glossybox contents ...

March Little Known Box

Today on JinksyBeauty I'm going to be sharing all my latest subscription boxes. Firstly because I thought it would be a cute little series, but secondly because I really need to catch up (been having iMac issues!)

So first up is the amazing Little Known Box for March ....

This is my second Little Known Box* (February box post here), and it's another great mix of fabulous beauty essentials as we 'step into spring'.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Smart skincare Edit

Skincare plays such an important role in our beauty routines and helps our skin to be at its best.

John Lewis have put together some of the top and newest game changing skincare products for their new Smart skincare Edit. This Edit helps to create professional results using amazing innovative skincare products.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

New in from Flamingo Candles

I'm pretty positive by now you will know that my favourite candle company is Flamingo Candles. 
So when some newbie candles* arrived at my door, I just had to share them with you ...

Friday, 7 April 2017

New in from Patisserie De Bain

When a gorgeous little package from Patisserie De Bain arrived at my house, I couldn't wait to get into the box. And best of all, it didn't just contain one new product, but three amazing ones*!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

When a special box arrives ...

I'm so excited to share a box of gorgeous goodies with you from the amazing company that is Tillyanna!

Tillyanna provide incredible high quality ethically sourced products that are a must for all ...

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Designing my own Onesie + Giveaway!

One thing I love most about being at home, is being in my comfy clothes. 
I especially adore a good old cozy onesie, especially when it's been designed by me!

That's where The All-in-One Company comes in ...

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Hidden Treasures on

Don't you just love coming across site's you have never even heard of? 

Especially when they stock the most amazing beauty products? 

That's what I like to call a Hidden Treasure!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Little Known Box

After what can only be described as beauty box failure's this month, this delivery of my first 'Little Known Box'* is like a breath of fresh air. 

Little Known box is a monthly subscription box (£12.45 + p&p) that can be cancelled anytime. 
You receive 5-6 beauty products, each from "little-known' or new brands within the UK. 
Super cute idea right?

March Birchbox

One thing I love to share here on JinksyBeauty is beauty and subscription boxes. 

I have been receiving Birchbox and Glossybox for over two and a half years (my Glossybox post for March is already up here), and this is my Birchbox contents ...

Disappointing product ...

As a blogger I think it's so important to share all things, the good, the bad and the disappointing!

I have been trying out so many beauty products recently and have come a couple of things that honestly don't quite make the grade. So I thought I would share my thoughts with you.

Love Me Beauty box

Beauty boxes can be so hit and miss, some months I will be so amazed, and others I will wonder what I have wasted my money on! 

That's where Love Me Beauty stands out! 

You can pick exactly what you receive each month from their fabulous selection of products, and they send it straight to your door in the most adorable beauty pouches.

Monday, 13 March 2017

My Glossybox contents ...

Another month and another Glossybox has arrived at my door.

I have been receiving Glossybox and Birchbox subscription boxes for about two and half years now. Glossybox normally always wins for having more full sized products included in the box. 
Whereas I seem to prefer the brands that are included inside my Birchboxes each month.

Here is what I received inside my March Glossybox ...

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Barry M: Matte Me Up

I've always been a massive fan of Barry M nail polishes, with the Gelly range being my favourite. When I spotted they were releasing these Matte Me Up matte liquid lip paints, I knew I needed to try them out.

Friday, 10 March 2017

My first PartyLite candle ...

It was time ... time for me to try out my first ever PartyLite candle!*

Thanks to the lovely Andrew, (a PartyLite candle consultant, who I will link at the bottom of this post), who kindly offered to send me my newbie to try out.

Monday, 6 March 2017

#TheMeltCrowd - March's box ...

It's always an amazing feeling when you step through the front door from work, but when I'm greeted with amazing smelling post, its even better!

My Flamingo Candles #TheMeltCrowd subscription box arrived and as always filled my hallway with its amazing scents, before I have even opened the box.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Spring fun - Colouring with Fashion

When I think of Spring, I think of beautiful flowers and warm sunshine. But as I live in the UK, the sunshine and bright weather is not exactly here right now!

With all the rain and dull weather we have been having, it's unfortunately making me a little down and sad, so I've been needing something to help ...

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Our day out at West Midlands Safari Park

As a family we love to do days out, but don't get to often do them! So we were thrilled to be able to visit West Midlands Safari Park thanks to a VIP Blogger Pass* I received at the #BloggerHalloweenParty I attended last year! 

I don't often talk about my little family of five here on JinksyBeauty but let me tell you about us. Myself and my hubby have two beautiful children, our daughter Amber who has just turned 8 years old, and our son Leo who turned 11 yesterday! But a family of five though you said? ... Yes well we have a mini shih-tzu called Minnie, but obviously she wasn't allowed to come on the day out with us!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Personal Planner Giveaway ...

Want to win your own Personal Planner? Then your in the right place ...

Personal Planner is an amazing company that enables you to create your own planner, notebook, or wall planner via their fabulous website and get it sent straight to your door, all the way from Sweden!

My Love Me Beauty goodies ...

Can you believe it, I have actually never tried Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics before?

Well know I can, with all my Love Me Beauty goodies* ...

Let's start off with how amazing this months edit bag is? It's got to be one of my absolute favourite prints yet! Super cute right?

With these amazing Charlotte Tilbury lipstick samples, they couldn't not focus on these ...

Charlotte Tilbury have some amazing lipsticks from what I have heard, and Love Me Beauty are giving everyone the chance to try out some of their amazing ranges and shades.

I have the Matte Revolution pack, but they also do the legendary Hot Lips and K.I.S.S.I.N.G ranges. Each set is only 10 credits in the Love Me Beauty Boutique. Such a fabulous way to try out such an iconic brand.

I adore Kat Von D Beauty products, they are all incredible quality and are simple a beautiful cosmetics brand. Love Me Beauty have an incredible range on the boutique right now, including the Lock It Concealer, which I'm dying to try out.

And lastly in my Love Me Beauty goodies from this months edit is the amazing range that is Nuxe.

Im a massive fan of the Nuxe guile Prodigieuse Or multi purpose dry oil. 
It can be used on the face, body and hair. I love it for my hair, as it's one of the few that doesn't make my it feel greasy. This is the glitz sparkle version, but they also do it without the glitter. The original version is just as good and my friend has just started using it on her beautiful pregnant tummy, and she says it's lovely for that.

How amazing is this months Love Me Beauty edit?

What would you pick?
If you want to sign up to Love Me Beauty then feel free to use my code* that I have exclusively for my beautiful beauty friends! Pop in the code karen20 (lower case letters), to receive 20% off your picks today. Don't forget to let me know what you picked!

Karen x JinksyBeauty x


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