Discovering Santoro London | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

Hope you’re all well?

I’m a massive fan of finding exciting new brands, and when I came across Santoro London, I immediately fell in love. I know I’m a crazy cat lady, but surprisingly I fell most in love with their Scotty Dog print.

Can I just say that I loved what I had been sent to me, before I even opened the products.

They’d had put in the most gorgeous 3d pop up vanity card, and had individually wrapped all the items in cat print paper, because they knew I was a cat lover. Genuinely made me so happy that they’d made a special little effort for me, it was lovely!

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Inside were a few samples of the Scotty dog print* and these included tissues, a cute notebook with pen, a phone case, some emery boards, a phone case and a pocket mirror.

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My favourite piece from the collection was this little pocket mirror. It’s just so adorable and comes with its own pouch to keep it safe. I just love the print on it too, and has gone straight into my handbag.

 

santoro2I’m officially in love with this brand! Have any of you heard of it before? Would you be interested in checking out some of their collections?

Lots of love and squishes,

BethSignature

 

A Letter To My Younger Self | Beauty In Beta

Hi 11 year old Beth,

I know I’ve caught you in a pretty awkward stage of your life ey? You’re about to start Secondary school, and you don’t really know what’s going to happen next. That feeling of uncertainty, scared of the change, stepping out from the comfort of your small school, with all your friends. Right now your main worries are which colour choker necklace you want to buy from Claires, which sweets to buy after your Swimming lessons and filling the pages of your Football sticker book, and I love that. You have a fun zest for life that you shouldn’t ever let anyone take from you. Say yes more, have fun, do the things you want to do, don’t be scared.

As you get older, smaller worries start to make a bigger impact.  I’m afraid that anxiety never really goes away, so maybe if you can try and stop it now it’ll be better? I know things have happened that weren’t part of the plan, and I wish so much I had a real time machine to save you from everything that will hurt you, but when things don’t go to plan, then speak to someone, ask for help. It’s ok to feel scared sometimes. 

School is rough, but don’t worry you’ll get to the other side without a scratch. I’m not going tell you it’s the best time of your life because I’m afraid it won’t be, but you’ll carry on through and your grades will be good, you get nothing lower than a C, even in Maths! I know, crazy?

You go through a stage of being a right grumpy wotsit, so try not to take it out on Mum and Alan, they’re only trying to help. Oh yeah I’m afraid you never really get less gawky, and your eyesight is only going to get worse but you learn to embrace it, I promise it gets better. Honestly, nowadays it’s even fashionable to wear glasses. I’m not even joking! Please please remember to wear your retainer all the time though, because damn it’s annoying when your teeth start to go crooked again.

Oh hey, you know you’d always wanted a younger brother or sister, well I’ve got great news. In a couple of years, you’ll have a baby sister, and then 3 years after that an awesome baby brother. I know, amazing right? Continue reading

Some Love For A Newbie Blog?| Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

I hope you are all well?

Well, it’s only awards season in the blogosphere and it’s so flipping exciting! I was having a look at the categories for the Cosmo Blog Awards, and was thinking to myself, there’s no way I can compete with all the amazing beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogs out there

But I thought, you never know things unless you try, so as my little space on the internet here is only still a baby (6 months old), I thought that I’d maybe give the ‘Best Newcomer’ category a go.

So, if you like my random ramblings, or are feeling especially generous, then please do pop on over to this link below, it takes just two seconds and I’d be so grateful!

CLICK MEEEEEE

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That’s it really! I’m not going to keep harping on about this, but please do let me know if you give me a cheeky little vote, I’d love to say thanks!

Beth xx

 

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.

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 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 | Guest Post

PixiRella TMI TAG

As beautiful Beth is on her travels (Happy Honeymoon-ing Gorge!) she asked if I would like to do a guest post to help her blog keep ticking over whilst she suns herself, sips cocktails and generally enjoys not being in England! Of course I jumped at the chance and thought I would do the infamous TMI Tag that has been doing the rounds on the internet for quite some time now.

I hope you enjoy the post and would like to take part yourselves if you haven’t already! So lets goooooo…

1: What are you wearing?
A black and white gingham shift dress from Primark. It was a tenner and is springtime perfect.

2: Ever been in love?
Yes –first love, last love, only love – its only love. 10 PixiRella Points if you know where that is from!

3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
It wasn’t terrible, but I wasn’t jumping for joy either. Continue reading