Harmony Blaze

Improving Wellbeing in Everyday Life

Sunday, 30 November 2014

My Advent Calendar Pics!

Tis the season to be jolly! I love nothing more than a good advent calendar - I've got a Mars one on my desk at work ready for the morning but just incase you're looking for any last minute inspiration here are my top pics!

First up is my top Beauty pic - the gorgeous Ciate Mini Mani Manor calendar from which you get a mini Ciate shade for 23 days and a full sized tread on Christmas Eve. I know that this has been flying off of the shelves but you can still grab yours from John Lewis with 10% off at £44.10.

Next up is Yankee Candle, my favourite of the scent calendars out there this year. Unfortunately I think this has sold out everywhere now and I'm not surprised at all. Behind each door in the lead up to Christmas is a 4 hour tea light and then a votive on Christmas Eve. I think it was about £24.99 when I first spotted it and I really regret not snapping one up!

My calendar of choice for the big kids out there is the Lego Star Wars calendar which is just brilliant. It features figures, starships and vehicles that can then be used with the playmat to re-create scenes from the films. Feel the force for just £24.99 direct from Lego.

Finally is the traditional chocolate calendar - for me it has to Cadburys at Christmas. There's just something about their chocolate that really makes Christmas. I love the idea of the Magical Calendar because the treat gets bigger the closer you get. 

So there you have it, four very different calendars that will all put a smile on your face this Christmas.

What have you gone for this year?




Saturday, 29 November 2014

My Heart Desires - November Wishlist

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... You might hear that from me over the next few weeks as I embrace blogmas & the December photo challenge over on Instagram. I suppose This months 'My Heart Desires' is almost like a letter to Santa, so here's hoping the jolly guy with the beard think's I've been good this year!


Thursday, 27 November 2014

My Product Tests - KMS Hair Play Dry Wax

I don't like to use too many hair products and weigh it down, I find it makes it look dull and lifeless. But I do suffer from wild hair and struggle to keep it in place in between washes. I received the KMS Hair Play in a recent Birchbox and thought I should give it a go.

This dry wax spray is just one member of the Hair Play family from KMS California and I'm tempted to try the others out thanks to the performance of it. I always thought wax was a product for men, that it would make my hair clumpy and have that late 90s wet look. 

You can either use this on damp hair as part of your styling regime or almost as a finishing spray which is how I've used it. It tames flyaway hairs perfectly, keeps my hair in place all day (& night it would seem) and doesn't weigh it down or make it look greasy.

At £13.85 for a 100ml bottle (Feel Unique) I think it is more than worth the investment as a little spray goes a long way!

This is officially my favourite styling product of the moment, whats yours?



Tuesday, 25 November 2014

My Mini Haul - November '14, Trinity Leeds

Today is my boyfriends birthday, so naturally that meant hitting the shops in Leeds. Although we were there for him I had a few things on my hit list too and here they are, my mini haul!


Monday, 24 November 2014

My Primark Jacket & Just Fab Booties

So Saturday night just gone was the night I'd spent weeks organising, my boyfriends birthday night out. We were heading into Leeds for dinner & drinks in the Granary Wharf are of the City Centre. Knowing where we were to be dining I wanted an outfit that was practical, comfortable and stylish...


Sunday, 16 November 2014

My Fitness Diary - Nov 16th

This has definitely been my favourite week so far since revamping my fitness regime! I suddenly feel like I have really found my feet, I've eaten well, cut out the dreaded Cola (in all forms) and become much more confident in my capabilities. 

Aside from all of that I've found myself looking forward to the gym and actually had to made to have a rest day this weekend! Is this the start of a new me?


Saturday, 15 November 2014

My Product Tests - GOSH Silky Cream Blush

I tried this product out a little while ago now but just haven't got round to writing about it. I've always been wary of cream blushers and much prefer powders, however, I do like to try new products out and thought this might make a nice change when it appeared in my September Glossybox!


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

My Fitness Diary - Nov 9th

So this week is my fourth weigh in and first measurement update since I started the 12 week Fit Affinity programme. I've come to learn that weight loss isn't everything over the years and this weeks results proved this point to me even more!


Saturday, 8 November 2014

My Autumn Tag Post

Ok so I haven't actually been tagged to do this but after reading it over on Ohh So Glam I felt inspired to take part. This a little opportunity to find out a little more about me and it would be great to get to know my readers too so leave a comment below with your answers or pop over to the Facebook page.


Friday, 7 November 2014

My Product Tests - Meaningful Beauty Wrinkle Smooth Capsules

As you will more than likely have gathered by now I am not really known for being a Skincare fiend, makeup yes, nail varnishes definitely but not Skincare. So my beauty boxes are opening my eyes to a whole new world of products that I have never thought of trying out before. My October Birchbox arrived baring the gift of Meaningful Beauty's Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules and I was intrigued to say the least... 


Monday, 3 November 2014

My Fitness Diary - Nov 2nd

So I thought this week might be a little harder due to social commitments and I was right, I only managed 4 of 6 workouts and my diet went out of the window a little...


Sunday, 2 November 2014

My November...

Every month of the year is special in it's own way. 

November sees the nights drawing in, the shops filling their shelves with festive goodies, Christmas markets opening their doors and of course Remembrance Sunday.

This is my November, my favourite things about the month and what I'll be getting up to over the next few weeks...


Saturday, 1 November 2014

My Product Test's - Benefit It's Potent

Until recently, I've not been much of a skin care kind of girl. But then this summer I got thinking, I'm 30 I need to start taking care of my skin a little more. After all we only get one. So I've been trying a few moisturisers and serums out, trying to find one I really like and when my September Birchbox brought a little pot of Benefit's It's Potent eye cream into my life I couldn't wait to try it out, 4 weeks on here's how I've got on.

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