Money Saving Tips - Car Insurance Renewal

I must admit I started my Money Savings Tips posts last year but didn't get around to writing all of them, so I decided to start again this year and post about my own Money Saving Journey. My goal is the same as last year which is to try and save as much money as possible and to share how I'm doing it as I go along. 
I have had car insurance for a number of years (too many to mention) and every year it seems to increase regardless of the fact  that I haven't made any claims.  For most insurance I have such as home and travel I always shop around for the best deal and while I have moved my car insurance to another company previously I haven’t done it in a couple of years.   This year, after I received my renewal quote I went on a few comparison websites and completed a quote to see which companies came out cheaper. 
Now I must admit that I’m a bit reluctant to move my insurance to companies that I’ve never heard of, so the ones that were cheaper but I hadn't heard of, I …

Christmas Sales Haul

Here's a belated post of my January Sales haul this year.  It's fairly small as I am trying to cut back a bit this year but it's hard to resist buying a few things especially when most of them are half price or less. First up I bought the 9 Fragranced Bath Teas from the Next online sale, they were £4 and I think might have been £12 originally (not 100% sure on this though).  I bought these mainly because I had never seen anything like this before as a bath product so I just wanted to check them out.  They are basically fragranced tea bags that you dunk into your bath water and the essential ingredients will gently infuse the water.  Next I bought Skinny Dip Body Mist Trio for £5 and Bath Syrup Trio for £6.25.  I originally saw these in the Boots online sale but they were sold out so I popped into the local store and picked them up.  Both packs have matching fragrances which are Tropical, Sweet Raspberry and Honey. Next up were a few things from Superdrug and 1 item from Lush…

Beauty Box Wars - Look Fantastic Versus Birchbox

It's been a while since I last did a post comparing beauty boxes.  You can read my first one here.  I wasn't overly impressed with the previous beauty boxes I received, so I decided not to subscribe to any and just to wait for offers to come up, or just see what took my fancy along the way.  This time I am comparing beauty boxes from Look Fantastic and Birchbox.  The reason I chose these companies was because Birchbox had some great offers and Look Fantastic was a box that I hadn't tried out before.
The first box that I want to review was the Birchbox x Etsy.  This box was from August 2018 and I got the November 2018 Nutcracker box and this Etsy box for £5 plus £2.95 delivery which was too good a deal to pass up. The Etsy box contained:

Rituals Happy Buddha Foaming Shower Gel - 50ml worth approx £2.12.  I'm happy with this as I know I will use it and I like the brand.

CLE Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder in Red Cherry - 0.9g worth approx £6.75.  This is a new brand to me and t…

Charlotte Tilbury Brand Review - My Thoughts on the Products

I thought I would start 2019 by reviewing some of the Charlotte Tilbury products that I own and letting you know what I think about the brand as a whole.  Charlotte Tilbury products are pretty pricey, so I try to pick them up when there is a discount or a gift with purchase offer.  I think the packaging is some of the best in the beauty business (rose gold and old Hollywood, what's not to love) and I do love that Charlotte herself posts makeup tutorials on her website, to show you how to get the best out of her products.  I seem to have accumulated quite a few products from her range, but I would say overall that I own more lip products than anything else.  I favour nudes and pinks with the odd dull red colour thrown in for good measure.  Here are some of my favourites. American Sweetheart is from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G range and is described as a natural tawny pink and is a moisturising lipstick.  This cost £24, but this one was a limited edition and is sold out online.
Secret Salma is …

My thoughts for 2019

Hi all
Welcome to 2019.  Usually I start the year with a list of resolutions and challenges that I will inevitably forget about or fail a couple of months later, so I decided to just write about my thoughts for the coming year.
Get Healthier No specific plans to lose weight or anything, I just want to walk more and try and do some form of exercise every day.  I also want to cut down on fizzy drinks and junk food which are my vices.  I have made some headway in 2018 by drinking Cherry Pepsi Max rather than full fat which is a big improvement for me but I need to cut it out entirely if I can.
Declutter I really do have too much of everything, so I am going to try and use more things to whittle down my stash and also sort out stuff to donate to charity.  I might even try and post my first ever YouTube video about my decluttering journey.
Don't Procrastinate I am the queen of procrastination, but I really want to get things done, this year.  I want to concentrate on one big task at a time an…