Friday, 12 June 2015

The Versatile Blogger Award

The lovely Danielle from Danielle's Beauty Blog very kindly nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award so I'd like to start this post by saying a massive thank you to her, you can check out her lovely blog here.

The Rules

1.      Thank the person who gave you this award
2.      Include a link to their blog
3.      Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
4.      Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger award – you might include a link back to the post on your site announcing their nomination
5.      And of course, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

So, 7 things about me -

1.     I can take a nap anytime, anywhere.
2.     I've spent the last month with my finger in a massive bandage after having an accident with a broken kitchen mug.
3. I have a phobia of velvet. A genuine, panic attack if you bring velvet near me phobia.
4. I moved in with my boyfriend after only being with him for two months.
5. My family nickname is Dotty (hence the blog name)
6. My real name is Catherine.
7. I once broke my nose  playing monopoly.

My Nominations-

I'm really sorry if any of you have been nominated or have done this post before.
















Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Let's talk... Current Favourites.

Hi my lovelies, how are you all?

Today I fancied sitting down and having a chat with you about my favourites from the last month or so. I've not been branching out much in terms of beauty products as I seem to have found a few firm favourites and stuck with them, but I'm currently awaiting a package from the postman with lots of new exciting products!


I've really been enjoying my naturally curly (all be it defiant) hair this month. The Aussie Miracle Styling Mousse and Curl Definition Serum have been a firm staple in my haircare routine. I'll wash my hair and let it towel dry for half an hour or so and apply a generous amount of the serum to the ends of my hair and then run a small amount of the mousse through the roots and lengths of my hair. This stuff not only smells amazing but holds the curls perfectly without looking crunchy and wet whilst adding volume. I would definitely recommend this if you're somebody who has naturally curly hair that tends to be unruly if left to it's own devices. You can usually find the Aussie range on offer in Superdrug or Boots.


Neal's Yard Aromatic Body Butter

As somebody who is of an anxious disposition I find relaxing a real challenge, especially around bed time. There is something in my brain that works against me every night. I've found that lavender really helps me unwind and feel more at ease. The Neal's Yard Aromatic Body Butter has become a favourite in my bed time routine, packed full of lovely essential oils this body butter not only smells divine but helps ease me into sleepy time. The thing I love most about this is it feels like I'm having a little pamper time before I head off to bed. I massage it onto my arms and chest about half an hour before bed and sit back and enjoy a cup of camomile tea. The only downside to this product is the price, but you can find so many different sleepy time lotions and body butters on the market to fit your budget. I know I'd be reluctant to pay the £23 for this, so I was super excited to receive this for my birthday in April. All in all a lovely product.

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer

This is my favourite drug store find this year. I seriously can't rave enough about this primer. It keeps my skin matte, holds my make up in place all day and creates a perfectly smooth surface for my make up to go on to. I would highly recommend this if you're looking for a decent primer for under ten pounds.

Liz Earle Instant Boosy Skin Tonic Spritzer

I've been loving this to spritz over my make up. It adds a beautiful glowy boost to my face and sets my make up really nicely. I'd never really have thought to spray a toner over my make up until things got desperate and I ran out of my usual make up setting spray from Collection. But I would highly recommend getting your hands on this if your budget allows (mine was a gift) and giving it a go if you're looking for something to add a nice natural glow.


I've been all about the glow in May and I've been loving the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum and Healthy Balance Powder to create this. I find The Healthy Mix Serum so easy to work with, the smooth gel formula blends almost effortlessly and does a great job of covering all my problem areas without making it obvious I'm wearing foundation. The Healthy Balance powder sets my foundation and concealer perfectly whilst not looking cakey and keeping me matte all day. These two together are a dream team and I would highly recommend these if you're looking for a natural "no make-up look" with a good amount of coverage. Side note : Go into your local Superdrug and smell these, just smell them. They're so fruity and fresh. Love it.

As for lipstick this month I've been wearing Estée Lauder's Electric intense lip creme in 702 Switched-on. This adds a subtle pop of colour to the lips which has been tying my natural look together really nicely. It's staying power is fantastic and it feels lovely on the lips. A definite must have of mine for spring/summer.

What have you been loving lately and have you tried any of these products?

I hope you're all having a lovely week, thank you so much for reading and following.

Lots of love, Dotty xx

Friday, 5 June 2015

You Beauty Discovery Box June.

Hello my lovelies! I hope you've all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend!

My YouBeauty box arrived a lot earlier than usual this month which brightened up my Friday as I've been in bed most of the day with a migraine!

Youbeauty is one of my favourites as I like that you can pick two items so you know whatever else is in the box you'll at least get use out of two items.

This month I picked a deluxe sample size of Sanctuary Body Butter as this is one of my favourite products ever but recently becoming unemployed has seen me reign my spending in so it's nice to have a back up. I also chose the mini crown brush duo fibre blending brush as I've been dying to try out a crown brush for yonks!

I really liked the extra bits and bobbies they sent in my box this month, as a fruit tea lover I thought the two tea bags were a lovely touch. I know some people don't like to receive non-beauty related bits in their boxes but I think it makes a nice change.

Did you guys grab a youbeauty box this month? What did you choose?

Thank you for reading & following, I can't believe I've over 30 followers already!

Dotty xx

Young Dotty