My 10 Favourite Things About Autumn

My 10 Favourite Things About Autumn

There's not one season I don't love, I know some people tend to have favourite seasons, but I really don't. There are things I love about each season for different reasons, and Autumn is no different. I got quite excited when it came around, and here's why.... | Tasty Meals For The Fur Baby In Your Life | Tasty Meals For The Fur Baby In Your Life  - Caroline Mary

It has officially been a year since Rufus came to live with us, there has been good and bad moments but one thing we have noticed, he is extremely picky with what he eats. 
That is why is so bloody good.

Seasonal Scents | The Body Shop

Seasonal Scents | The Body Shop ~ Caroline Mary

I love it when limited edition body care products come out, especially when they smell as gorgeous as these two do. As soon as I saw these I knew I just had to get them. 

Everyday Autumn Look

As Autumn comes round, I always dig out the gold, copper and brown tones for my eye's. 
Today I have done a coppery/rose gold look with a beautiful berry lip.

Autumn Blush | Younique Moodstruck Powder Blush

Autumn is officially in full swing now, the fire has gone on this week in the mornings and the cups of tea are being made even more than usual (if that's even possible). I am now stood there in the mornings, freezing in my dressing gown whilst Rufus goes out to the toilet now.

So with all that, out goes the baby pink blushes and in come the deeper pink blushes. I love to use a darker blush during Autumn and Winter. I think with it being so cold it gives a more natural look during these seasons.

5 Must Read Books When Starting A Business

5 Must Read Books When Starting A Business | Caroline Mary

I started this blog back in February of 2015, not really knowing what I was doing, not really treating it like a business and I'll admit at the start I struggled. Then I started reading self help and business based books and things just took off from there. They have helped me get my confidence and also helped with general business ideas and work ethic.

Time For Tea | Cute Little Tea Ware Accessories

Time For Tea | Cute Little Tea Ware Accessories | Caroline Mary

Now we all know I absolutely love a cup of hot tea, but give me cute tea ware accessories and I just can't get enough. If I buy a new cup then it's the only one I use for the rest of the week. I collect mugs like people collect shoes.

Citrine Crystals | Manifesting Abundance

Citrine Crystals | Manifesting Abundance | Caroline Mary

Citrine crystals are known to be the main manifestation stone. It is a very powerful stone when combined with your intent and affirmation, and will bring you prosperity and abundance.
It is known as the merchants stone. This is due to it's properties for the increase of the cash box.

My Favourite Lipsticks

My Favourite Lipsticks  | Caroline Mary

Just recently I have been getting a lot more confident when it comes to my lipstick, I used to just stick with pinks because I know they suited my skin tone.
However this past year, I have tried everything from pinks, red, purples to coral's.

Moodstruck Epic Mascara | Is It Really Epic?

Moodstruck Epic Mascara | Is It Really Epic? | Caroline Mary

Mascara is the one product most of us can't do without, but if you are anything like me, finding one that works for you can be quite tricky. I have always looked for one that gives me length and volume, and the Moodstruck Epic Mascara does just that!

Alphabet Bags | Fantastic Gifts For Your Wedding Party

Alphabet Bags | Fantastic Gifts For Your Wedding Party | Caroline Mary

I love make up bags, I am always picking them up when I see a new pretty one. So imagine my delight when I saw these gorgeous makeup bags from Alphabet Bags.

The Younique Foundation | August Customer Kudos

The Younique Foundation is an amazing thing, and actually one of the reasons why I chose to be apart of this company. Everything it does and stands for just totally amazes me.
The Younique Foundation is a charity that started before Younique was born, and is the heart of our company today. It is dedicated to inspiring hope in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents by providing healing services through retreats, survivor communities and online resources.

Moodstruck Addiction Eye Shadow Palette 3 | My New Favourite Palette

Moodstruck Addiction Eye Shadow Palette 3 | My New Favourite Palette

This shadow palette has been out a while now, I have had my eye on it since I saw it. It is so pretty and very versatile. I have a soft spot for eye shadow palette’s when it comes to make up. Isn’t this gorgeous? I’ve been wearing it ever since I brought it.

Ten Easy Healthy Habits You Can Begin Right Away

Ten Easy Healthy Habits You Can Begin Right Away

Eating healthy and not only that but maintaining the routine of healthy habits can a lot of the times be a challenge for many people. Let’s just be honest, who doesn’t love salt and sugar?

Guest Post By Evelyn Kail - 7 Unbelievably Great Things That Happen When You Start Eating Healthy

7 Unbelievably Great Things That Happen When You Start Eating Healthy | Tea And Beauty

Healthy eating has become somewhat less common than it would have been in the past. Today’s population has access to all sorts of nasty, toxic foods which are harmful to both the mind and body. Eating these foods will make you feel physically sick, tired all the time, and just bad in general. If you make the change and focus on eating healthy, then you will really notice the difference in your life. Eliminate fast foods and highly processed products from your diet and begin to feel the effects of the following seven great things:
1. Your energy levels will go through the roof!
All the nasty toxins and additives which are found in junk foods can build up in your body, making you feel slow, lacking energy, and just crummy in general. When you remove these foods from your diet, these harmful things will slowly purge themselves from your body, making you feel generally healthy and more energetic.
Increased energy levels have a lot of benefits. You will be able to lift yourself off the couch and be active for longer periods of time each day - which in itself will have beneficial effects. You will be able to use this energy to clean up your house and pursue dreams which you have previously put off because they were ‘too hard’.
7 Unbelievably Great Things That Happen When You Start Eating Healthy | Tea And Beauty
2. You will feel more inclined to exercise regularly:
Eating healthy will give you the energy to exercise regularly. Your body gradually becomes free of toxic waste products and chemicals caused by a poor diet, meaning that you will feel better in general. When you feel good about yourself, you will be more likely to feel like exercising. One of the best ways to get into an exercise routine when you aren’t used to it is to install some equipment in obvious places in your home. One thing you can use is a wall mounted pull up bar. Every time you walk past it, you will be encouraged to do a few pull-ups, and it will also remind and motivate you to get out and exercise more often.
3. You won’t be hungry all the time:
Fast foods and other unhealthy things don’t contain enough nutrition to fuel your body properly. For this reason, you will always be hungry when your diet isn’t good. Rather than eating moderate amounts of healthy foods, you will be tricked into constant snacking and eating more and more things which are bad for your health. If you start eating healthy, you will notice a considerable change in your hunger levels: basically, you won’t feel the constant need to snack all day.
7 Unbelievably Great Things That Happen When You Start Eating Healthy | Tea And Beauty

4. You will be able to eat more!
That’s right, eating healthy means that you can comfortably eat a lot more without any negative health effects. Junk foods usually contain high levels of bad fats and simple carbohydrates, which are quickly converted to excess fat in your body. However, healthier dishes - such as those composed of vegetables and whole grains - are much better for you and won’t result in weight gain, even if you eat a lot more of them!
5. You will save money!
Junk food is expensive. Although people from lower socioeconomic classes are generally the ones who get trapped in the web of unhealthy eating, they are also the ones who spend the most money on food. When you start eating healthier you will suddenly find yourself with a lot more money to spend on other things. This can improve your life dramatically: suddenly you might find yourself able to afford to travel, start a new hobby, or do more things that you enjoy more often.
7 Unbelievably Great Things That Happen When You Start Eating Healthy | Tea And Beauty

6. You will look healthier in general:
It is generally possible to tell if people eat well or if they have a diet high in junk food. Your general appearance will improve dramatically when you start eating healthy. You will find it much easier to lose weight if you want to and your health will improve (you will find yourself getting sick less often). Make the change to a healthier diet today and begin to benefit from the amazing effects of eating healthier!
7. You will begin to sleep better:

When you remove all the harmful and toxic products and food additives from your diet, your body will suddenly have a lot less work to do. This will mean that when you go to bed at night, you will be able to rest well. Your body won’t have to work all night just to undo the effects of your bad diet: instead, it will be able to switch off and recharge. This means that when you wake up in the morning, you will have a lot more energy, will feel sharp and refreshed, and will probably feel more motivated to do more things.

Thank you so much Evelyn!
Do you have any tips for eating healthy? I find juices and smoothies a great way to get your 5 a day.

The Five Series On Netflix I'm Watching Right Now

The Five Series On Netflix I'm Watching Right Now | Tea And Beauty

I love a good TV series and Netflix is amazing, there are so many series on there I want to watch, in fact my list is so long I feel like I won't get through it all, especially as I'm always adding to it. 
I did a post like this before way back in 2015, it's amazing looking back on it how far this list has come and how much it's changed. If you want to check that post out, you can find it here.

The Five Series On Netflix I'm Watching Right Now | Tea And Beauty

Number of season's in total 2 | Number of season's on Netflix 1

I wanted to watch this purely because I have read the book and loved it, though it is hard to find a James Patterson book that is bad. 
Violent animal attacks are starting to happen all over the world, it is the job of Jackson, Abraham, Chloe, Jamie and Mitch to find why it's happening and stop it before it gets more co-ordinated and ferocious. 
If you haven't watched this yet, give it a go! The reviews weren't great but I ignored them and watched it anyway and I'm glad I did, it really has me hooked and wanting to know what happens next. To be fair the reviews were only slating it because they said some of the science wouldn't/couldn't happen the way it does but hey, it's fiction!

The Five Series On Netflix I'm Watching Right Now | Tea And Beauty

Number of season's in total 1 | Number of season's on Netflix 1

This may be one I watched a little while ago but I feel it's an insult not to put it on the list.
On his way home from a friend's house, young Will see's something terrifying. Nearby, a sinister secret lurks in the depth's of a government lab. 
This was amazing, really kept me hooked all through out and I can not wait till season 2 comes out.

The Five Series On Netflix I'm Watching Right Now | Tea And Beauty

Total number of season's 3 | Number of season's on Netflix 2

A tough criminal law professor challenges her brightest students to solve thorny cases, but five scholars soon learn the high price of impressing her.
Again this one kept me hooked, you just find yourself wanting to know what they are going to do next, how they will solve the case and the lengths they will all go to, not only to impress the professor but to out do each other and also protect each other when it is needed.

The Five Series On Netflix I'm Watching Right Now | Tea And Beauty

Total number of season's 1 | Number of season's on Netflix 1

At Riverdale High Betty, Archie, Jughead and new girl Veronica wrestle with clashing desires while coping with a fellow student's tragic death.
OMG how amazing is this? No-one seems to be who they seem to be, they are all wrestling with demons or hiding something. It's been a great who done it series so far. The only bad thing is having to wait for a new episode each week, damn you Netflix Originals!

The Five Series On Netflix I'm Watching Right Now | Tea And Beauty

Total number of season's 2 | Number of season's on Netflix 2

Trouble starts when oldest son Danny Rayburn comes back home for the 45th anniversary celebrations of his parents hotel in the Florida Keys Islamorada. An accident exposes old wounds, complicating the already difficult situation between Danny and his family.
This has been really good to watch as you start to find out what happened in the past to put a wedge in the family, how they deal with things happening now and how they get over it. I am currently watching the second season and it hasn't lost any of the quality or suspense at all. 

So those were my five shows I am watching right now.So now you know mine why not share yours? I love new recommendations and would love to know if you have watched any of these and what your thoughts are on them. Let me know in the comments below.


The Prettiest Lipstick Ever | Avon Super Nourishing Lipstick

The Prettiest Lipstick Ever | Avon Super Nourishing Lipstick | Tea And Beauty

I have always loved Avon's lipsticks, not only do they have really beautiful colours and highly pigmented but they are also at a great price. Recently though I have been tending to swap the lipstick for lip balm instead. My lips are terrible during the winter month's so imagine my excitement when Avon released their super nourishing lipstick range.

This is a moisturising lipstick that will soften, smooth and protect lips. It is infused with moisturising jojoba oil and honey to quench dry lips. It combines the rich, satin combination of a lipstick but has the nourishing care of a balm, it will lock in moisture for softer feeling lips, the colour will stay true for up to 8 hours and has an SPF15 in it.

The Prettiest Lipstick Ever | Avon Super Nourishing Lipstick | Tea And Beauty

Not only that but it comes in a beautiful black and rose gold packaging, plus it is super pretty. The lipstick it's self has swirls of white and red (or a different colour depending what shade you buy).This is conditioning Cherry. This lipstick comes in 12 different shades.

The Prettiest Lipstick Ever | Avon Super Nourishing Lipstick | Tea And Beauty

I have actually noticed a real difference in my lips whilst using this, during the colder month's my lips are terrible. They always get dry and chapped, I actually struggle to find a lip balm that is good enough to help me out, so I was really pleased when this seemed to be helping me out. A lipstick that helps dry, chapped lips but also looks pretty. That's the only thing I find with balms, they either look nude and glossy or leaves a white film on your lips. So this is fantastic if you have the same problem with your lips.

The Super Nourishing Lipstick comes in at around £8.00 but the great thing with Avon is you always seem to find products on offer.

Have you tried Avon's new Super Nourishing Lipstick yet? If so what are your thoughts on it?

My Travel Bucket List

My Bucket List | Tea And Beauty

I have been reading a few of these type of posts recently and it really got me thinking about what my bucket list would be. There are quite a few countries I'd love to go to, so this is going to be my travel bucket list I think. 


My Travel Bucket List | Tea And Beauty

This is probably one of the counties, I've wanted to go to for a long time, in particular Paris. The Eiffel Tower, shopping, art, pastries who doesn't want any of those things right. Plus it's supposed to be the most romantic city to be in. Paris just looks so romantic and I am determined to go there at some point during my lifetime.

Los Angeles

My Travel Bucket List | Tea And Beauty

Los Angeles looks amazing. I can't even put my finger on anything specific about L.A that I want to see, I just want to go and see the Hollywood sign, get some sun, go and eat at the amazing restaurants there and try and spot a few celebrities - that's where they hang out right?! 

New York

My Travel Bucket List | Tea And Beauty

Now this is a bit more specific. I have actually already been to New York, me and Matt went last year and it was so amazing. But I would absolutely love to do New York at Christmas, actually be there though for Christmas. The Christmas lights in New York look stunning and to go for a walk round Central Park in the snow (hopefully not getting lost this time). You do need a lot of money though, if nothing else... Bloomingdales. I was lucky enough that last year I managed to buy myself a gorgeous Kate Spade handbag but there was so much there I wanted to buy and couldn't.

Northern Lights

My Travel Bucket List | Tea And Beauty

I have always wanted to go and see the Northern Lights they look truly magical but after seeing xameliax's video of Lapland it has made me want to go even more now. The snow, the reindeer's it all just looks like the most amazing place to be.


My Travel Bucket List | Tea And Beauty

Pure white sands, crystal clear waters, exotic fruits, palm tree's and hammock's. Yes please!
The sea absolutely amazes me, it's not like here in England where it looks more murky than clear. Mexico has always had than luxurious feel to it for me and it would be a dream to go there one day.

Go On A Cruise

My Travel Bucket List | Tea And Beauty

Another luxurious holiday to be on. Imagine waking up travelling on the sea.  Having fancy dinners and relaxing by the pool.

What's on your travel bucket list?

MAC Black Friday | The Perfect Plum Lip Set

MAC Black Friday | The Perfect Plum Lip Set | Tea And Beauty

I love a good dark lip, especially during this time of year. From October/November the darker shades come out and I literally try and wear them for as long as possible, I actually got this set for Christmas off Matt and have been wearing it so much.

In this set I got:
Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Bespoken For
Velvetease Lip Pencil in Velvet Teen
Vamplify Lip Gloss in Black Friday

The great thing is you can wear them all separately but they also look fantastic together. 

Normally I'm not a huge fan of lip gloss but I really do love this one. It's a beautiful deep purple infused with colour-boosting technology that's loaded with pigments.

MAC Black Friday | The Perfect Plum Lip Set | Tea And Beauty

I really like the applicator wand as well. I find some glosses either comes in a tube you literally have to squeeze on and rub over your lip - sorry but what is that?? Or the wand is a weird shape or to big and it ends up going everywhere still. This one however is a lovely curved shape so it goes on your lips well, and it's not to big plus it's really soft on your lips. 
I got this in the set, which they don't sell anymore but you can still get this lip gloss. It is a Mac online exclusive and costs £18.00.

Lip liners where something I never really used to be fair until a few month's ago, the only reason I started using them was due to the fact that I started wearing red lipsticks. Since then though I love them, so I was really pleased when the set came with one.
The pencil is a nice small pencil that goes onto lips very well, again very pigmented and such a beautiful colour. 

Currently this isn't sold online, however I did see it in store a couple of weeks ago for £15.50.

MAC Black Friday | The Perfect Plum Lip Set | Tea And Beauty

The last one is the chunky velvetease lip pencil in Velvet Teen.
Even though it's chunky it goes on very well. It goes on like a lipstick and has a gorgeous vivid colour. This can be found online and is £17.50.

All three last very well, you do have to re-apply after eating but to be fair only slightly as I have noticed it fades in between your lips but as I said only slightly so for me that's another win.

MAC Black Friday | The Perfect Plum Lip Set | Tea And Beauty
Top - Vamplify Lip Gloss
Middle - Velvetease Lip Pencil
Bottom - Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

I love Mac lipsticks, they are such high quality, do you have any of these one's?

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Why Are Setting Goals So Important?

Why Are Setting Goals So Important | Caroline Mary

I love setting myself new goals, there's nothing better than being able to tick off that goal you have just achieved and start making new ones.
Having a vision and goals are so important not just for business either but to help you stay on track, whether it be a fitness goal or just saving for that holiday you've always wanted.

What I Got For Christmas | Lush Bath Bombs

What I Got For Christmas | Lush Bath Bombs | Tea And Beauty

I love a Lush bath bomb, I mean who doesn't right? So imagine my excitement when I open these bad boys up on Christmas morning. Floral is my favorite scent really, it's nice and girly and always reminds me of spring and summer, so these were the perfect products for me.

Frozen Bath Bomb

If you have been reading my blog in the past then you may just remember I did a post on this one before. It was one of my favorites back then and it is still one of my favorites now. 
Grapefruit oil will uplift and refresh, whilst Rose Oil balances and restores and Neroli Oil uplifts and tones. It has a beautiful floral scent and leaves your bath an amazing deep blue with a tun of glitter.

What I Got For Christmas | Lush Bath Bombs | Tea And Beauty

Father Christmas Bath Bomb

This was one I actually wanted to try last year but just for some reason never got the chance to do, so I was rather pleased that this one was in the bag. Unfortunately I am not sure what is actually in this, as I am sat here typing this up Lush have taken it off the website...booo!
What I do know though is that it smells so good, it's rather a strong scent and has made the bedroom smell, you can smell it every time you walk into the room, much to the dismay of my boyfriend who hates the smell of Lush (yes he's slightly weird). I am looking forward to this one and it will  very possibly be the next one I use.

What I Got For Christmas | Lush Bath Bombs | Tea And Beauty

Think Pink

This is one I have seen but never actually tried, why I'm not sure, as soon as I smelt it I could smell the vanilla. I absolutely love anything with vanilla in it. this is another scent I adore.
The vanilla has a sweet and comforting scent, Neroli Oil again will uplift and tone with Lavender Oil balancing and calming. This will be perfect if you are struggling to sleep, have a bath with this before bed and I get the feeling you would drop off quite quickly.

What I Got For Christmas | Lush Bath Bombs | Tea And Beauty

What are your favorite Lush Bath Bombs?

Avon Supreme Length Nourishing Mascara

Avon Supreme Length Nourishing Mascara | Tea And Beauty

I always wear mascara, whether I have a full face, the au naural 'look' or literally bare faced. The problem I have though is I have quite long lashes to begin with, so finding a mascara that doesn't make my lashes look like spider legs is harder than you think. So when I came across Avon's new Supreme Length Nourishing Mascara I just had to try it.

Now the thing that actually drew me to this one was the benefits of wearing it, this is not your average joe mascara, oh no! This one is infused with coconut and argan oils.
So as you are wearing it the coconut oil will work from root to tip to reinforce every lash strand. Whilst that is working the argan oil will help to deeply condition and soften your lashes. How amazing does that sound?

The question is though, does it actually work?
My lashes have always been a bit on the coarse side, lets be honest, how many of us just stick on our mascara and then scrub it off at night? This is usually what I tend to do, so no surprise my lashes are like that. I have been using this for about a fortnight now daily and I must admit I have noticed a difference, they really do seem a lot softer than they were before.

Avon Supreme Length Nourishing Mascara | Tea And Beauty

I also love the fact that even with two or even three coats my lashes look amazing. They don't look spidery, they are spaced out and not clumped together but yet still managing to look long.
I love the wand that you get with this, it is specially designed to space the lashes and make them look natural. There are two different shades there is black and brown/black.

Avon Supreme Length Nourishing Mascara | Tea And Beauty

Avon Supreme Length Nourishing Mascara | Tea And Beauty

This normally retails at £10.00 but because Avon are so amazing, they always seem to have deals on products. Like this one, In brochure 4 which you can get from Wednesday it is on offer for just £5.00 so go and grab one here whilst you can because I guarantee you won't be disappointed.