A New Place to Find Gifts | UncommonGoods

Hey everyone, so todays post is all about a pretty amazing site called UncommonGoods, think not on the highstreet but better! UncommonGoods as a company are working to make themselves more environmentally friendly, socially responsible and a rewarding place to work. Everyone that is full time there and even some that are part time are given free health insurance, which for us Brits is something that I think we take for granted. Having access to free health insurance is something I think we in the UK forget about as being such a luxury, and its such an amazing thing that UncommondGoods offer there staff this as part of working for them. 
All the products for sale on UncommonGoods are free from leather, feathers and fur, which is amazing as it means no animals are hurt and are therefore cruelty free. I know so many people that are going cruelty free with their makeup and clothing choices, so its always good to know that the site your on are free from animal byproducts. 
UncommonGoods offer so many different products, from gifts to home ware they've got it all. What with it coming into summer, I thought I'd talk about Wedding gifts and such like, as Summer is wedding time! 
UncommonGoods have a few of these personalised champagne bottles for sale, these would make a perfect Wedding present or even an amazing anniversary present. 
This ones not so much a wedding present, but something that if you're getting married you could use as a lovely way of remembering the date, not that you could forget your wedding day. Theres so many amazing wedding gifts on the site, a similar idea to the one above is this really cool fingerprint guestbook print. They've plenty more options online for wedding gifts too, so theres loads of options for gifts for the lucky bride and groom. Theres even loads of options of Bridesmaid gift ideas too!
These lovely little French Macaron Soap set would be a perfect little gift for your bridesmaids, or even for your macaron obsessed girlfriend, ideal as a part of an anniversary present even. Speaking of anniversary gifts, they've so many Anniversary gift ideas online too! 
Ok, so I don't know about you but this is something I've actually wanted to try for awhile, this Love is Art Kit is fairly reasonably priced and gives you and your partner the ability to create an entirely unique piece of art. I've wanted to make one of these for ages and trust me when I say that I'll be getting David to make a pretty picture with me at some point! 
Another anniversary type present I saw on their site is this lovely little print, I'd love this for my house. Its such a cute print, and would be perfect for the couple that love travelling.
UncommonGoods have so many amazing items on their site, they have a gift for every occasion, and I know for a fact I'll be picking up a few things for my friends birthdays and such like - I'm looking at you macaron soaps!  
What do you think of UnncommonGoods? Do you like the look of the items I've picked out?  


Empties Round Up

I honestly have no idea how some people have monthly empties - I've had this little box of stuff for at least half a year at this point, and honestly its not even that huge an amount of stuff. I've got a few hair care bits, some skincare and a makeup bit too. Lets do this then!
Hair care first then yah? I've used up both the Bleach London Silver Shampoo and Conditioner. I reaaaally liked these - and I'm actually pretty sure I've used a couple more bottles of these but for whatever reason theres just the one set. The Bleach London stuff does help remove brassy tones, at least a lot better than the Provoke Touch of Silver Shampoo, which I've also used up. This shampoo was rubbish, you get less product for a start than in the Bleach one and it was waaay too watery. It also did nothing for removing brassy tones, would not recommend troops. The final hair care bit I've got is the Schwarzkopf Supersoft Kids Detangling Spray. This stuff is gold. SHEER GOLD! It reduces drying time and makes brushing your hair soooo much easier, I actually don't know why I've not repurchased this yet, but I'll be making a move to get it again soon. 
Skin care time now, I've a couple of products from Liz Earle that I've used up. Firstly being the Cleanse and Polish in the Jasmine & Osmanthus scented one. The smell of this was lovely, obviously I don't need to talk about how amazing Cleanse and Polish is, cause everyone and their hamster know how good it is. I also from Liz Earle used the Instant Boost Skin Tonic, it was alright nothing to write home about - I think if I had had the oily skin one then maybe I'd have liked it more, I just ain't got normal skin. 
I've also got a sample sized tube of Origins Retexturizing mask with Rose Clay, this mask was actually really nice and while using it I think that my skin was a bit less spotty. While the tube was still being used I definitely had much better skin. 
Last skin bit is the Superfacialist by Una Brennan Cleansing Oil, I honestly cant decide what I feel about this. Like it removed make-up hella well, but I needed to wash my face again to get my skin feeling ok again. I'd really rather my make-up removed didnt leave me with a layer on my face.
Finally, the only bit of make-up I've used up, maybe the best high street mascara I've used in a long while. The Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara is amazing, I've got a couple other tubes in my collection I like it that much! It separates the lashes, gives volume and makes them look soo much longer. Mascara goals I'm telling you. 
This is all I've used up in the past few months, I'm hoping to use up a lot more over the coming months as I've got soooo much stuff that I just don't use, so better to use it than let it go off and have it be wasted. 


Beauty Haul | Beauty Bay & Cult Beauty

So, I've been a bit MIA recently. And honestly I've a good reason for being so absent. My relationship with Connor blew up in my face rather unexpectedly and its taken me near enough two months to just come to terms and kind of accept that its over. I'm getting myself back out there and I feel so much better than I have in a very very long time. 
I've honestly over spent so bloody much in the past few weeks to try cheer myself up, all this has done however has lead me to have no money for the rest of the month. YAY. 
I put a couple of orders on Beauty Bay and another in Cult Beauty. I've become a wee bitty beauty obsessed in recent weeks, and as a result I've bought the things I wanted for the longest time. 
 From BeautyBay I got myself a few wee things, in the first order I made I got myself one of the Jeffree Star highlighters, the one I got is in the shade Ice Cold, £25.50. For what ever reason this picture turned out awfully, the highlighter though is unreal, and I've worn it near enough every time I've worn make-up. I've actually been wearing it with another highlighter but I'll do a post on that soon - it gives me such feels. 
I also got myself the new (?) Violet Voss Silicone makeup thing, £10. I gave this a quick try when I got it, but honestly I think I used it wrong, as I hated the finish it gave. Everyone raved about it so much and said how beautiful the finish was. I think I must have used to much foundation, cause the foundation didn't look even slightly blended and there was so much excess that needed blending in with another brush.  
Last thing from Beauty Bay is the Mr. Bright Teeth Whitening Kit, £49.95. I was so apprehensive about buying this, I mean look at the price of it! If this did nothing for my teeth then I'd have wasted so much money on it, half a hundred quids.  

Cult Beauty took some of my cash dolla too. I finally dove in and bought the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, £41. I'm so bloody glad I did, I've only played with it just the once so far, but I'm utterly in love with it already. The shades are beautiful and so pigmented, the blend like a dream too. URGH, want a good enough reason to wear it out and about but university doesn't seem like a glam enough reason. 
 Two new lovely Zoeva brushes too, both were £8.99 each. I love Zoeva brushes, and I plan to one day own all their eye ones! I own a lot of eye brushes, but the Zoeva ones are by far the best ones you can buy, at least out of the ones I've tried at least. 
Any recommendations on what I should buy next? 


TK Maxx Beauty Buys

Usually when I go into TK Maxx I find nothing, the beauty always lets me down. They always have great pieces but they've been poked and prodded at so much that it is horrifically disgusting and theres no way I'd ever put any of it near my face. 
TK Maxx had a really good makeup section, they had a fair few untouched Too Faced products, I got a couple of the Too Faced Melted Metal Lipsticks. I got three shades from them: Melted Metallic Bunny; Melted Metallic Dream House & Melted Metallic Tu Tu. They cost like £5.99 each, and honestly I bought them not having a clue how they looked on the lips or anything. Like any rational beauty junkie I bought all the colours they had. Justifiable what with it being super cheap. 
As I was heading to the checkout I spotted this small mask section, and literally rifled through every single mask they had, making myself a fair sized pile of masks. I spotted a bunch of Tony Moly masks, I got all the ones that they had on offer and I'm really excited to see what they do for my skin, also what they smell like - that red wine one intrigues me. 
Last bunch of masks are all a bit random, the little piggy ones look really cool. The 3 step Blackhead mask looks like it could be really good. I dont think any of the masks cost more than £4, so its crazy good value. 

I'm not sure how much of this is available in other stores, but its always cool to know that these things can be there and if you keep your eye out you might be lucky enough to find them.