Let Me Tell You This #5

Happy Sunday! This week was my first week back to university after the Easter break and man, I am tired. Too many late nights have destroyed my sleeping pattern, but hey ho… noone to blame but myself, right? I have, however, had some fun goodies and have stumbled across some awesome blog posts! First and foremost, it’s Papa Gibbs’s birthday today! He’s officially an old man, and after reviewing their cupcakes previously, I was lucky to receive some more from Eat Your Photo* in time for my dad’s birthday, so a humongous thank you goes out to them and to…

Help for when you don’t quite follow the whole no-follow link thing

  As a blogger, you may have come across news recently that Google have updated their guidelines regarding no-follow links when working with brands and businesses, in particular receiving goodies for free in exchange for a review. That’s all well and good, but what if you don’t know what the bloody hell a no-follow link is?! Though I am by no means an expert, I’ve helped a few of my fabulous blogger friends grasp how it works, and so today I will try my best to help you too. What exactly is a no-follow link? Whenever a website is linked…

50 Things That Make Me Happy

  Sometimes it can be a little difficult to appreciate the little things in life, but it’s these little things that create the bigger picture. When the gorgeous Debra tagged me to write 50 things that make me happy, I took the opportunity to forget about all the stress sitting on my shoulders at this point in my life, and instead started reflecting on the normal, every day things that make me feel a little happier. 1. My boyfriend. He never fails to put a smile on my face and I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have…

Lusting After Coconut Lane Luxe

If you haven’t yet stumbled across Coconut Lane, where have you been? I’ve been getting goo-goo eyes looking at their stock, and I make a mental wishlist every time I browse the website. As if all of the current sprinkles, unicorns, glitter and pineapples weren’t enough, Coconut Lane have officially launched a new LUXE range, and the first few items from the range are available to buy now (and you can use my discount code BBB20 for 20% off)! The LUXE range is made up of luxury items that are simple, chic and scream glamour and sophistication. And with the…

Meet my advertisers | March 2016

March was the first month I offered advertising here on Beauty, Books and Babble, and let me tell you: my first group of advertisers were a wonderful old bunch! With an author, a nerd, a music lover and some bookworms, there’s plenty of fun for you to look through with these guys! www.faisalansariauthor.com / www.twitter.com/ansariauthor Whilst Faisal Ansari spends most of his day to day life dealing with paperwork and legal documents, in his spare time he has a passion for reading and spends his time indoors reading until his eyes bleed. He transferred this passion onto the pages of his…

The Ultimate Printable Twitter Chat Timetable

Today I’m treating you all to a printable which will come in very handy in the blogging world. Maybe I’m tooting my own horn a bit when I call this timetable the ultimate timetable, but I have spent quite a lot of time not only trying to find every chat I can, but also going through numerous hashtags, old and new, to find out which chats are still active in the Twittersphere. What is a Twitter Chat? A Twitter chat is basically one huge public conversation between whoever wants to join in on the world of Twitter. They are usually…

Let Me Tell You This #4

Obviously I’m gonna start with a big, fat “Happy Easter!” to you all. I hope you’re all merrily stuffing your faces with lots of chocolate (or maybe Easter cake) and taking it easy today. I’ve had a nice chilled out week this week and so have come across some good stuff to share with you guys… I started reading Me Before You this week, which I’ve been informed will bring me to tears quite a lot. Though I’m still early in the book, I can just tell I’m gonna love it. You know when you read the first chapter of…

A luxury weekend in Paris thanks to Boohoo.com*

If you saw my first Let Me Tell You This post back in January, you’ll have read that lucky ol’ me won a holiday to Mexico (I’m still pinching myself!). So imagine my surprise when just a couple of weeks later, I received an email from Boohoo letting me know I’d won a luxury trip to Paris in their #myboohoobae competition, complete with Boohoo clothes and £300 spending money. (Yes, they say good things come in threes… I’m waiting patiently for holiday prize number three to come along!) Needless to say, I was ecstatic, and was bouncing around university like…

12 super cute kawaii wallpapers for your phone

Back at the start of high school, I was obsessed with anything remotely kawaii. Like, I’d save random pictures from the internet and print things out to stick out on my school books. I even used to attempt to make my own pixel art, and Pucca was just about my best friend. (I know, I was clearly a cool kid, right?) The obsession slowly died down for a while as I went through sixth form, but now that I’ve started using my planners and scrapbooks again, all of my kawaii stickers and washi tape have come out to play, and…