Avon: My Online Store.

I’ve followed the rise in Avon since my teens. Now I’m a full time mum to my 6 month old son, I feel like this would be the perfect time to start this venture. It’s flexibility is perfect to fit around my hectic life as a mother. Avon now leads since the bankruptcy of Kleeneze.

I will be linking my blog, social media etc with Avon, to help share the amazing quality beauty and products with my readers. I will also work on some review videos too, and build youtube up a bit to share video reviews of products.

The new online store gives me a more worldwide reach.  Please do check it out and support my new venture, by placing an order. You can get it delivered directly to you.

https://www.avon.uk.com/store/rebeccaklxobeauty

I’ll re link all my social media accounts below here too. So you can follow them all and follow my progress with this venture. Please do pop a subscribe over on my new youtube channel and turn on post notifications. I’m currently working on the first 2 videos.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube.

~RebeccaKLxo

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Film Review: Truth or Dare?

After seeing this trailer several times while watching shows on 4OD. Plus the premise intrigued me. I’m a sucker for a horror film. I love many movies that Blumhouse have produced; such as, The Purge films, Insidious, The Belko Experiment, Ouiji: Origin of Evil, Get Out and Sinister. To name but a few.

I must say, I know a lot of critics didn’t enjoy the film that much especially the concept calling it ‘neither inventive nor scary enough to set itself…’ But I personally enjoyed it. You always see the horror films, where a ghost or demon haunts and even possess people. Yes it is just another horror film centred around a group of teenagers. I thought the concept was original although some of the deaths were quite unrealistic. with the lack of blood. But I’d put this down to the age certificate to the film which is a 15. The cast including Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey, all did a pretty good job at their roles. I’m sure it set during spring break was a easy move.

It also awkwardly walked around big taboo subjects, like suicide and sexual harassment. The biggest disappointment though to this film in my opinion, was the ending. It left me very unsure about whether or not it was a clever ending or not.  On one side I thought it was clever to bring the internet and YouTube into that ending. But I felt overall the ending kind of fell a little flat and seemed rushed. Though it’s the first film that leaves the ending open, yet open too wide for a sequel to work.

If you’ve managed to catch Truth or Dare out in the cinemas currently, let me know what you think via social media.

~RebeccaKLxo

 

Product Review: Lavender Beauty Products.

I’ve spent the past few weeks trailing two beauty products.  Which I’m writing about together, due to their incorporation into my routine and beautiful scented with essence of Lavender.   Being a first time mum to a 5 month old, I need to take the 10 minute me time routine I try to incorporate everyday., making sure my skin has recovered.  Not only my face from the countless sleepless nights lost to a teething baby. But also my hands. I never really noticed how much work my hands do in one day. So I’m now looking after them, as they really do deserve a break too.

Amphora Aromatics Skincare: Essentials Collection.

I’ve been using a Lavender and Tea Tree  moisturising face lotion by Amphora Aromatics. I’ve already reviewed an essential oil blend by Amphora Aromatics, so my expectations were already pretty high for the brand.  I find that a lot of facial creams and lotions are left with a not so pretty smell. That is not the case with this lotion. It’s lavender and tea tree smell, is a pleasant scent in a facial lotion. This product perfectly fits into my nighttime routine, with the relaxing scent.

The Somerset Toiletry Company Ltd: Naturally European.

I’ve also been using the Lavender luxury hand cream by The Somerset Toiletry Company Ltd. It’s a definite must have in hand care.  I’ve used this every evening before bedtime, so my hands can recover from a days work. It’s again an extremely pleasant scent. Using this at the night time, means the lavender scent is relaxing and calming. It’s also left my hands soft and smooth.

Both products leave you feeling well cared for and takes no time to apply or fit into any existing skincare or hand care routine. I highly recommend these two products. So please do check them out for yourselves. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

~Rebecca Watts

Essential Night Out Dresses.

As it’s been over a year since I’ve enjoyed a girl night out with my friends, due to the pregnancy journey I embarked on last year. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mother to my son. However I do miss getting all dolled up, to go out the odd night with my friends.  So I thought I’d do a little fashion post, about what I feel the essential dresses needed for a night out.

I feel like every woman should have at least a few of these dresses in their wardrobe for night outs. I’ll be looking at two sites, ASOS and Miss guided. I’ll include their price and links in each section.

  • The Sequin Dress

Every woman needs a little sparkle in her life. Sequins are an effortless way to glam up any outfit.

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  • The Little Black Dress

This is must have in every wardrobe. A little black dress is a simple yet sophisticated style.

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  • The Lace Dress

Lace dresses add a sense of delicate styling to any woman’s wardrobe. A lace dress in any colour looks classy and delicate.

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  • The Bodycon Dress

A bodycon dress is a must have for any woman who like to show off their body.

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  • The Statement Dress

A statement dress is needed for any woman who likes the attention on her when she arrives to a party.

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  • The Velvet Dress

Sometimes a girl just likes the soft and comfort that velvet gives off on a dress. It’s also available in many styles from bodycon to skater dress.

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  • The Solid Colour Dress

These are often the solid, bold colour dresses, like yellow, cobalt blue, green or pink. They can also come in many different styles. But sometimes a woman just wants to be in one block of colour.

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  • The Cut Out Dress

The cut out dress is a sophisticated choice for those that want to show a little body but not too much. A bold but understated look.

 

  • The Midi Dress

This dress is a sophisticated look, that’s more  for maybe a formal night out. where it’s long but not floor length.

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  • The Evening Dress

An evening dress is a more formal choice. I feel like every woman should have a formal dress in their wardrobe, ready for that princess moment.

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  • The Playsuit

A playsuit is a cute alternative to a dress for a night out in the summer. These can come in all sorts of lace, embellishments, sequins etc.

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  • The Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are also a great alternative for the winter nights. or even the summer if you prefer full leg coverage.

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The last two options do have the difficulty of being not very practical in the bathroom, but are super cute alternatives to dresses.  All of the above are perfectly paired with heels. You can find all of the above on many fashion sites. A list I’ve provided below.

-boohoo.com, topshop.co.uk, missguided.co.uk, chichiclothing.com, asos.com, etc…

Every fashion loving woman, should have at least 4 of these essentials in their wardrobe/closet.  Which ones your favourite? Show me via twitter: @RebeccaKLxo

~RebeccaKLxo

 

Film Review: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Getting back into having our weekly movie date nights after having a baby has been hard. It’s surprisingly difficult to leave and also not wanting to leave our son, with anyone; even though we know he’s safe with family members.  But a routine’s starting to form. The film of choice this time was Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

It was a movie that had me intrigued since I saw the trailer. I wanted to know if they catch the culprit, how it closes. It’s filled with so much serious topics but strewn together cleverly with some humour. I was not surprised at all the Oscar nominations this film received, because of how well made this film is.

The cast was so well put together, and all should be commended for their roles they portrayed. Frances Mcdormand deserved her Oscar she won. I feel like all the main cast should have an award from their performances too. Woody Harrelson did a great job, with the role he had, and left a lasting impression. I’m also glad the twist Sam Rockwell’s role got to have.

The only negative thing I have to say about this movie was that I hated the ending. Granted they left it open with the possibility of a second film. But it left me wanting more. I hope we find out if they find and what happens. It’s making me edgy not knowing.

I am happy that it’s had a positive response from both critics and activists. I love that it sparked a few activists protests. More details can be found by google.

Let me know what you thought via twitter: @RebeccaKLxo

~RebeccaKLxo

Snow Day 💙❄️⛄️

Although it’s starting to clear now, these past few days we seemed to have succumbed to Storm Emma and the beast from the east. We had a full day of constant pretty heavy snow.

I wouldn’t normally do a blog about snow. But this was my 4 month old son’s first snow encounter. So we had to immortalise it in a post. We needed a few things from the local store. And we couldn’t drive, as none of our cars would of made it and with a baby would be too dangerous anyway.

Our pram got stuck, so we put him in a baby carrier, which killed my back but made Jackson happy. Here’s a few pictures from that day.

We also let him touch a little snow, but he wasn’t impressed.

All in all, I don’t think he understood what was happening at all. But it was adorable seeing him look around in amazement.

Hopefully the next snow day, he’ll be a bit older.

~RebeccaKLxo

Amphora Aromatics: Product Review

I’ve had the pleasure of testing out an essential oil product from Amphora Aromatics. I saw this brand at a health and beauty blogger event I attended a few weeks back. After talking with the lovely representative, about my blog, my life as a new first time mum, and interest in essential oils, but never knew where to start. She suggested that I try one from their new range; aromatherapy blends.

After my old diffuser breaking, (I accidentally knocked it off a shelf) I bought a cute oil diffuser from Wilkos; Formerly Wilkinsons. It’s white, with heart shapes cut out of it, a quaint little cube shaped one. I love it. With a plain tea light, I used this blend every night,  after I set my son down for bed. I used it for that nice relaxing, time before I went down to bed. Until the tea light is burnt out.

They’ve launched their newest aromatherapy blend range. This range includes Focus, Revive, Energise and Sleep. There’s something for everyone. These come in the cutest little bottles, packaged in the cutest little boxes.

I had the honour of testing out the Relax blend. After it was matched to me. It perfectly fitted into my lifestyle as a first time mother. I must say it’s really amazing. I will certainly be getting more! I look after my son all day, while his father is at work, which I have to admit is stressful, and doesn’t give me a lot of time to relax. This oil is made up of a blend, formulated to compliment each other well, so no unpleasant scents. Not that I expected this, but sometimes when you mix smells together they don’t work. This product is the complete opposite. The nice smell, is pretty addictive. It certainly does what it says on the tin.

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Here’s a link to their online store, so you can check out Amphora Aromatics, for yourself. I recommend them, to fellow essential oils enthusiasts. They also have a range of products to suit everyone, from aromatherapy products, skincare, creams, gels, balms and wipes, to name a few. All made from natural organic ingredients. The quality of their products are high quality and reasonably priced.

Let me see your products via Instagram, by using #rebeccaklxoAAEO or directly tag me: @RebeccaKLxo and Amphora: @amphoraaromatics.

~RebeccaKLxo

Health and Beauty Event for Bloggers 💄

Last week, I attended a health and Beauty event for bloggers, hosted by Bristol Bloggers and Marriott Hotel.

This is something I’d like to expand in, covering a wider blogging niche. It’s also nice to meet brands and fellow bloggers.

Brands including: The Pilates Room, Scentered, Shy Mimosa Perfumery, The Somerset Toiletry Company, Amphora Aromatics and Dr Hauschka.

All of which are great brands, many of which I feel are useful as a new parent, from fitness to aromatherapy.

Marriott hotel had a lovely selection of food for us to enjoy. It looked too good to eat. That I couldn’t bare to eat any, that and I’m a very fussy eater and didn’t like much of what they had out. There was also a selection of wine, beer and fruit infused water.

I’m excited to see what the future holds for my blog, and I’m excited to work with the brands in the near future.

Check out the brands if you get a chance. I highly recommend them.

-RebeccaKLxo

Justice League: Film Review

I’ve been itching to watch Justice League since I saw Batman V Superman, when it came out in the cinema. I’m such a comic book nerd. Especially DC comics. I originally planned to watch Justice League on opening night. However, this was proved difficult, by having a 2 week old baby. So leaving him at the time, would of been out of the question.

I finally got to watch Justice League a few days a ago, with my mum as my partner babysat our son. This was a lovely change, as I look after our son, and do all the night feeds since he was born. This felt like the perfect evening to finally catch Justice League before it leaves the cinema, while my partner bonds with our son.

I avoided reading any reviews of the film prior to watching. This decision was brought on by the knowledge of reviewers being notoriously negative about films in the DC comic universe, for example Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad. I went into this viewing with just my own excitement.

To which I absolutely loved the film. The crew and cast did an amazing job with it. Zack Snyder in my opinion, was born to direct these DC comic movie adaptations. The cast worked so well together. Ezra Miller as The Flash had all the funny lines, throughout the film. Ray Fisher brought a new level, to his portrayal of Cyborg. Jason Momoa has made Aquaman cool. As well as Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck returned doing a great job as Wonder Woman and Batman.

I was more happy to see I’m more happy to see Henry Cavill back as Superman. In my opinion it really wouldn’t of been a Justice League movie without him. I was intrigued to see how he would of been included into the film. I was not disappointed.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I found it funny, at times and didn’t lack on the action scenes. I recommend it for comic book fans. I’d love to hear your opinions if you’ve seen Justice League yourself.

~RebeccaKLxo

PhotoWall 📸

I received a lovely email from PhotoWall requesting a collaboration. After a brief lookover their site, I fell in love. So I knew I had to share with my readers and accept their very kind request. PhotoWall is a Swedish design company, passionate about high quality wall murals and canvases. Designed by many quality designers or you can upload your own images. Every design on the site are selected with care. Products from this site, are friendly for the environment, they will not fade in in the sunlight and are fire retardant in line with Swedish standards.  Here’s a couple of my favourite prints in pictures.

All the designs on the site, are beyond beautiful. You’ll be sure to find something that’ll fit the style your looking for. It will make any interior space enviable and Instagram worthy. If your an individual who likes looking at interior goals photos for design ideas. You should definitely check out this site. See for yourself, with the below images.

I really couldn’t pick a favourite from the site. I loved them all. For an honest product review, I had my choice of one of their products, gifted to me. As a new parent I thought a canvas would be the best fit. Because I loved every design. I chose to upload a picture of my son, Jackson.

After unboxing my canvas print, I was absolutely in awe of my picture. I chose personally to get it without a frame, as I like having every picture protected in a picture frame. But you can choose with or without a self assembly frame. The printing is a good quality, and came beautifully wrapped and protected in it’s package. They did a great job, taking my original photo and increasing it’s size to print. You’ll be surprised yourself of the quality of the canvas.  After trying this out myself, I will certainly use them again in the future and I highly recommend them.

As a treat for my readers, PhotoWall are giving my readers 20% discount on their site. All you have to do is enter the code (RebeccaKLxoCampaign2017) in the voucher/discount section when at the check out. This code is available for 30 days only. If you require shipping to the UK, then use this site linked here. If your shipping to any other country worldwide, then use this link to the right site.

PhotoWall’s Instagram account (photowall_sweden) is pure interior design goals. I’d recommend following them for interior design inspiration. As well as staying up to date with new arrivals to their site.

If you use my code to buy any products then I’d love to see. Share your product images with me via twitter: @ RebeccaKLxo

I had so much fun, working on this collaboration.

-RebeccaKLxo