Beauty In Beta Gets A Revamp!

Howdy lovlies,

I hope you are well?

You may have noticed something a little different here in Beauty In Beta, I’ve had a makeover! I’d been feeling a bit sad about my layout, not sure what I wanted from it, then I came across the amazingly talented Carly Watts. I immediately fell in love with her design work and illustrations and knew that it was exactly what I had been looking for. I looked through her whole portfolio and everything I saw just got better and better.

So about 10 minutes after finding her site, I emailed her and commissioned her to design me a new header, buttons, YouTube channel art and a portrait and I’m so so happy I did. To do the portrait, she asked for a few photos of me, asked me a couple of questions like colours I liked, what I’d like in the picture (obviously had to have my cat Gizmo). She sent over a first draft quickly, which I loved, and then she sent over this portrait, which I am even more in love with. Look how cute Gizmo looks, I can’t deal with it!



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A Big Ol’ Birthday Wishlist | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

As my birthday is coming up next month, I thought it would be fun to do a Birthday wishlist, of all the things I’ve been lusting over recently. Some of these things are just so out of my price range, that my only hope is that someone with a bit more money loves me enough to buy it for me! So without further ado…..



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Cats Are Better | Guest Post

So the lovely Beth has jetted off to Mauritius and has left her blog in some our capable hands! I’m Vicky from Lots of Love, Me. and Beth was the FIRST ever blogger I met, at an Adourable press launch. I’m so proud to have watched her blog grow from strength to strength, but the one thing that has remained largely prevalent on her blog is her love for her big, fluffy cat, Gizmo. I too, have a loveable, purring creature that takes over my house in the form of my cat Daisy – so it’s always nice to see a fellow cat-loving blogger.

 So my blog post for her today is, why cats are the best pets.

Disclaimer: I am in no way a dog-hater, I just feel I was a cat in a past life…

  1. Cats are polite

It’s true! When you have guests over, dogs leap and jump and paw them for attention. They constantly need approval by playing catch, sitting on command and licking said guest’s face. Cats just sit and watch, and wait… once they’ve sussed out guests intentions, they’ll casually sidle over, perhaps give an occasional rub against the legs kind of affair, or allow a head ticket. Dogs, they need to be issued with ASBOs…

2. Cats are smart

It’s scientifically proven that cats are smarter than dogs… They use their whiskers to measure spaces, they’re agile, they bring your presents (even though a mouse might not be considered one in our eyes) and they are just generally very smart.



 3. Cats purrrrrrrrr

Oh how I love the sound of a cat’s purrr! It let’s us mere mortals know that our feline friends are happy, or hungry, or both. It’s such a comforting buzz that I frequently enjoying falling asleep to!

4. Cats are far funnier

Let’s face it, the Internet is filled with comical cat videos, and some of the most entertaining animal celebrities are cats (Google: Grumpy Cat, Princess Monster Truck, Snoopy the Cat, Lil Bub, Colonel Meow, Nala or Hamilton the Hipster Cat – to name a few!) It’s if cat’s know they’re comical geniuses, that they plan their comic timing, their slip off the counter, their selfie taking or smacking head on mirror the moments. I guess it’s not a dog’s fault – they are just bigger creatures, cats are just versatile you can put any costume on them! Continue reading

The TMI Tag & A Birthday Shoutout | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

How are you all doing today? Hope you have had a wicked Friday, and are ready for the weekend?

I just posted a video, and it was the TMI tag, where I had to answer personal questions and the like. I’m super super nosy so I love these types of videos, and I hope you do too!

You can click the cat  – CAT to get to the video, or click the picture below!


Alsoooooooooo, it’s my husband Aaron’s birthday today, wooo! And I’m just going to give his blog a little shoutout, it’s AlronSays. It’s mainly about films, fitness tips and experience and gaming reviews! So, if you could go and have a nosy round that would be AWESOME! He’s also on twitter if you’d like to go and follow him! – Twitter  Continue reading

My Thoughts On Pet Grief | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

So a couple of days ago I posted a video on pet grief. I was inspired by a post I saw on Twitter about someone being told that their dog who had just died was ‘just an animal’, so they had no reason to be upset. I feel like it’s something that we need to talk about more, it’s something that affects a lot of people, and most of the time, isn’t taken seriously. If you have pets you’ll know that they’re not just ‘an animal’, they’re part of your family. I touch on losing my cat Gizmo’s brother last year in this, so yeah, this is a bit of a heavy and serious one, so just a little warning, it’s not like my normal videos.

Anyway, if you’re going through anything similar then I’m here to talk to, you shouldn’t feel embarassed for the way you feel, it’s normal! CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO OR THE PICTURE BELOW.


Lots of love and squidges,