Moving Home And Back To School

Moving Home And Back To School | Tea And Beauty

Helloo and welcome to the brand new look Tea And Beauty, I am loving the new theme, if you are on your mobile then check it out on the website too - trust me it's amazing!

It has been a week now since we moved into our new home and we now finally have internet *yay*. It took a few days as it turned out there was a fault on the line and you don't realise just how much you miss having broadband till you don't have it.


It has been a really mad week, trying to sort the house out and find a place for everything. You don't realise how much stuff you have till you move. Even now I am still attempting to try and find a place for some bits. 

Along with moving I have also decided to go back to school, and I have started a beauty course. I have always been interested in beauty from my teenage years and as I got older I grew more passionate about it. So it seemed like the logical course for me to do.

Moving Home And Back To School | Tea And Beauty

I have been learning all about the different skin types, the functions of our skins and soon I will be touching on make up and nails. I have always thought that you are never to old to learn new things, in fact it is what keeps our minds sharp. Plus new courses mean new stationary, as if I needed another reason to buy a pretty notebook. 
I would in the future like to do a more advanced make up course as again I love make up and would love to know the ins and outs of it all and get a better feel of applying it etc really.

Moving Home And Back To School | Tea And Beauty

I am so excited for the future right now. So far life in Devon is great and the best thing we did and I am looking forward to including my beauty course into work.



Home Decor | Small Things That Make A Difference

Home Decor | Small Things That Make A Difference | Tea And Beauty

Now we have moved into our new house we are looking at making it really nice and cosy. This means new cushions, bedding, ornaments, we are even wanting a brand new sofa.
As I was walking through the high street I wandered into a shop called The Original Factory Shop, I was actually really impressed as I found so many nice little ornaments and other bits and pieces, along with copper kitchen items which I am determined to pick up at some point.

I ended up picking a few little bits out that were actually very cheap but really nice and make a difference to our house.
One was a little sign with the saying "All you need is love and a good cup of tea". This was right up my street. It looks great hung up in our kitchen. It is a ceramic shaped tea cup hanging on a little wire hanger. Can you believe this was only £2.00...

Home Decor | Small Things That Make A Difference | Tea And Beauty

I also picked up a black wooden sign that says "Family is where our story begins, life is wonderful with great family by your side". Who couldn't agree more with that statement, this is also hung up in our kitchen and is right on point for us. This move has been huge for all of us but it has been made so much easier with having each other. This was also £2.00.

Home Decor | Small Things That Make A Difference | Tea And Beauty


The last thing I got was actually for Matt, he has so much crap shoved on the kitchen worktops from his wallet, change to just random chewing gums packets etc that it needed a place. So as I was looking about I came across a gorgeous grey and white owl bowl, it was perfect for him to put this stuff on without making it all look a mess. This was £4.00 and it is so nice I am contemplating picking one up for myself, you know for blogging purposes of course!

Home Decor | Small Things That Make A Difference | Tea And Beauty

What I love is that it all ties in nicely with the kitchen, we seem to have a grey and white colour scheme going on and these little bits just make the kitchen a bit fancier but also looking cosy. I will certainly be going back in there to see what else they have in the future.




Younique Moodstruck Addiction Eye Palette

Younique Moodstruck Addiction Eye Palette | Tea And Beauty

I love a good eye shadow palette but I do find that finding a good one is hard to do these days, I have had many where the powders just aren't very pigmented or they break for no reason what so ever. So I gave Younique's Moodstruck Addiction Palette a go.

There are five palette's to choose from but I went for palette 1, this is a beautiful natural coloured palette that is perfect for everyday use.
The first thing I noticed, other than the beautiful colours of course, is just how pigmented these really are. I swiped my finger over the top and the colour was really bold.

Younique Moodstruck Addiction Eye Palette | Tea And Beauty

There is a mix of matte and shimmery colours and each one can be used individually or together for a smokey look. However what I also loved was that if like me you use a brown eyebrow pencil, this doubles up as a eye shadow palette and an eyebrow powder. I have been using Chipper on my brows and it has been fantastic. It hasn't lifted or worn off at all during the day and it happens to be very blendable.

Younique Moodstruck Addiction Eye Palette | Tea And Beauty

Younique Moodstruck Addiction Eye Palette | Tea And Beauty

 Overall this has been a big staple in my make up routine lately, the colours in this palette are going to be fantastic for autumn and winter. There's nothing better than a beautiful golden eye in autumn to go with the golden leaves.

This retails at £38.00 and is just so worth it. You can find it in my Younique shop.



Up And Moving!

Up and Moving | Tea And Beauty

So about a month ago now we decided to move from the Midlands, 350 miles away to a place called Honiton in Devon. This was something that we had been thinking about for a while, but when Matt had a phone call saying his transfer had come through earlier than expected, he decided to just go for with it.

Due to planning to do it next year, we weren't actually in a place to move, but thankfully for us we have family here that were willing to help us and put us up till we got a house sorted. We have been here nearly a month now and it's fair to say we are all glad we did it, it has been the best decision we ever made.

Non of us have been homesick and even the kids have said many times how much they love it here, and that they don't want to go back to Burton. They have been doing fantastic at school and have both settled in extremely well.

Whilst I have been looking for a job, I have continued to work my make up and skincare business. I actually only set this up a week before we found out we were moving - not ideal but never mind. This however has given me chance to explore the sites of Honiton a little bit.
My favourite place so far has to be The Glen, it's a lovely little place where people go to walk their dogs or just to generally take a stroll. It is almost like a mini forest area, full of trees, a little river but also has an open area to sit in the sun and have a picnic.

Up and Moving | Tea And Beauty

Up and Moving | Tea And Beauty

Up and Moving | Tea And Beauty

Up and Moving | Tea And Beauty

There are plenty of places to eat as well, and Exeter is a 25 minute train journey where they have all the big stores like John Lewis, Next, Selfridges the list goes on.

As I sit here writing this, I am also getting ready to move into our own house next Tuesday, we have found a beautiful three bed-roomed house, with a garden, a bathroom and a toilet room downstairs but best of all there is a built in fridge freezer, washer/dryer and a dishwasher. I will admit the dishwasher sold me alone, I have always wanted one and I am finally getting one. Although Christmas won't be the same now, it has become tradition that I cook the dinner and Matt washes the pots whilst putting the Christmas music on. However when I mentioned this I got told to get lost, the dishwasher will be used *haha*.

I will over the next few weeks share more of Honiton and even our house once it's all set up with you.





Essential Oils Worth A Try | Eden's Semilla

Essential Oils Worth A Try | Eden's Semilla | Tea And Beauty

If you saw my last post, you will have seen my review on Eden's Semilla Jojoba Oil and that I loved it. So when Eden's Semilla got back in touch with me, asking if I wanted to try out their new range of essential oils, it was really a no brainer.

I got sent a whopping 12 bottles of oils to try, all in different scents. The scents I received where:
Tea Tree
Lemongrass
Rosemary
Frankincense
Sweet Orange
Eucalyptus
Sandle-wood
Peppermint
Pine Tree
Lavender
Cinnamon
Bergamot

The oils contain 12 of the most popular plant extracts used by aromatherapy professionals, they have a potent healing quality that helps to rejuvenate and cleanse, it have an intense aroma for rest and relaxation and are pure with natural goodness for total peace of mind.

Sweet Orange - This is an antibacterial air cleanser with a fruity fragrance. This enhances energy levels and helps to combat fatigue. 

Eucalyptus - Great for colds as it helps to clear sinuses and will aid respiration and defends against well known allergies. It also has other healing benefits that help ward off infection and cleanse the body from toxins.

Sandle-wood - This is a musky sweet smell that is used in aromatherapy, prayer or meditation because of its calming effects and ability to enhance mental awareness. It also contains antioxidants that are beneficial to skin repair and anti-ageing.

Peppermint - This will provide pain relief for aching muscles and joints, insect bites and general skin irritation.

Essential Oils Worth A Try | Eden's Semilla | Tea And Beauty

Tea Tree - This is a potent antiseptic used to fight against infection. It is used to treat acne, fungal infections and a host of skin conditions. It also provides relief for itching and burns. It is a natural deodorizer, household cleaner and insect repellent.

Lemon Grass - This is a great natural deodorizer and a bespoke air freshener when it is added to other oils. It can help repair damaged skin or hair due to it's antiseptic qualities. It can be used as a cleaner or to combat bacteria.

Rosemary - Contains an anti-inflammatory property and is often used for pain relief, aching muscles and to combat respiratory problems. Provides an anti-oxidant protection for a healthy immune system and is an effective stress reliever. 

Frankincense - This has been shown to reduce heart rate and is often used to treat anxiety. A potent stress reliever when it is inhaled or added to a hot bath. Also contains natural healing properties and offers effective skin protection. 

Essential Oils Worth A Try | Eden's Semilla | Tea And Beauty

Pine Tree - A powerful natural deodorizer and air freshener that delivers a soothing and warming fragrance. It will help ease aches and pains and it provides antioxidant defense against common allergies.

Lavender - Add a few drops to a warm bath or a diffuser to create a soothing feeling, it also helps relieve stress and tension. It contains antibacterial properties and can be used to treat minor skin infections and burns. This is a great natural insect repellent.

Bergamot - Used in aromatherapy to purify by creating a calming and relaxing atmosphere. It helps to relieve emotional anxiety and will sooth the senses. It is also what gives Earl Grey tea it's distinct flavor.

Cinnamon - This provides pain relief for stiff and aching muscles, painful joints and arthritis. It will also help reduce skin inflammation and irritation.

Essential Oils Worth A Try | Eden's Semilla | Tea And Beauty

There is surely going to be an oil for everyone, no matter what you are after. You also don't need a lot of these whether it's in a bath or an oil burner as they are very well scented, but not overly scented that it hit's you in the face as soon as you walk in the room. 

These can be found on Amazon, set one is tea tree, lemon grass, rosemary and frankincense. Set three is sweet orange, eucalyptus, sandle-wood and peppermint. Then you can find pine tree, lavender, cinnamon and bergamot individually. They range from £1.99 - £4.49 individually or the sets are £7.50 for four.

Do you use essential oils? Which scent is your favorite?