Find out why @YesTo_UK are my new obsession

 I love it when I try out some products from a brand that I've never tried before and then become hooked on them because the products turn out to be totally awesome, and not only totally awesome for my sensitive skin but are also natural, cruelty free and affordable. They are also suitable for vegans and plastic free! 

Step forward my new obsession Yes To 

As soon as these products arrived on my doorstep I was like a kid in a candy store, spoilt for choice and not knowing which product to treat myself to first, they all sounded so good. I didn't know what to expect, they sounded too good to be true. I was curious to see what the results would be. 

Having never tried this brand before but knowing that Yes To were a beauty blogger favourite, I was excited to get going with the products. 

Want to know how I got on? Grab a cuppa and have a gander at the rest of this post. 

 It's hard to know where to begin because (spoiler) everything just ticked all the boxes for me. I suppose I'll start with the refreshing Yes To Cucumbers Daily Calming Moisturiser 

For someone like me who has sensitive, spot prone skin which can be easily irritated with certain products, I was impressed with how soothing and relaxing my skin felt with this. The moisturiser was lovely, silky and absorbed into my skin without leaving an oily residue. 

The light cucumber scent is lovely, subtle and not overpowering. It also contains almond oil to help calm and hydrate the skin which it definitely does for me. 

As I mentioned before, Yes To are natural, cruelty free, plastic free & suitable for vegans. This divine moisturiser retails at £11.99 for 50ml. (Check individual stockists as prices may vary) 


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 I'm not going to lie, as soon as I saw "Charcoal" I imagined my bathroom sink looking a a mess and covered in black residue. That's been my experience so far with charcoal products so I was taken aback when I used this fabulous cleanser and there was no black residue or mess. This again was great for my skin and giving my pores a real deep down clean. After using the Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanser my skin felt great. You get all of the benefits of the charcoal and tomatoes without the mess.

This skin gem is suitable for all skin types. I have sensitive, spot prone skin and it worked a treat for me. This product retails at £8.99. (check individual stockists as prices may vary)


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Another gem for perking up the skin when you've had a bit of a late night. I loved the scent and the combination of grapefruit and moringa oil to help balance out the tone of the skin and get rid of the dark circles under my eyes.  

The Yes To Grapefruit Uneven Skin Tone Moisturiser retails at £12.99 for 41ml. (check individual stockists as prices may vary). 



I was intrigued by the Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal 2-In-1 Scrub And Cleanser Stick wondering how it would work on my skin and it was actually quite fun to use. Again, all the benefits of charcoal and tomatoes without the mess. My skin was fully exfoliated, cleansed and all the dead skin cells removed. I wear make-up quite a lot so this was brilliant for getting rid of the dead skin cells and helping unblock my pores. The stick is so practical too, easy for travelling and keeping on the side of your bathroom sink, fuss and mess free.

This skin goody retails at £9.99 for 70g. (check individual stockists as prices may vary)


With facial wipes it's important to find ones that are going to take care of all your needs, removing your make-up, the waterproof mascara etc but also that don't irritate your skin with some skin goodies thrown in. You want something that's going to remove all of the makeup but be gentle on your skin at the same time. 

My new favourite facial wipes are the Yes To Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Wipes because they are gentle on my skin and remove the make-up easily without me having to rub hard or scrub the skin. They also help clear blemishes and really clean your skin whereas some facial wipes just take off the top layer of make-up and leave all the blocked pores. 

I've noticed since using the wipes that I haven't had any flare ups of blemishes. The pack is perfect to keep in your bag and the seal is great, handy and helps keep the wipes really moist. 

These lovely scented facial wipes retail at £3.99, are suitable for combination and blemish prone skin. Each pack also contains 30 wipes. (check individual stockists as prices may vary) 


This overnight face mask was fabulous! I know what you're thinking ''charcoal and pillow cases'' do not mix but, you'd be as surprised as I was to find that this gorgeous mask went on my skin fuss free and felt so good on the skin, very comfortable. 

The skin benefits of charcoal and tomatoes combined get to work on your skin as you sleep. You wake up in the morning, rinse off and your skin looks and feels fabulous. No mess on the pillows. 

Can you believe this amazing Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Sleeping Mask is only £2.99  (1 single mask use) and is suitable for all skin types. (check individual stockists as prices may vary)


I loved the Yes To Coconuts Energising Coffee Super Eye Mask it's fantastic for waking up your eyes and reducing puffiness first thing in the morning. 

The combination of coffee and coconut is divine with the coconut giving hydration and the coffee giving an energising boost to the tired skin and to help combat the puffiness.

The mask is also made from 100% natural cotton. It's a bargain at £2.99 (1 single use) and is suitable for dry skin. (check individual stockists as prices may vary)



So, there's my thoughts on Yes To I'm looking forward to trying more of their products now that they've become one of my favourite skincare brands.

Have you tried any of their products, which is your favourite? Leave a comment below or tweet me: @CaledonianTweet 

To find out more about the fabulous range of products that Yes To have to offer, check them out on their:

As always, thank you for checking out my latest post, see you in the next one x 

*All products kindly gifted for this post, pictures are my own, all thoughts and opinions 100% genuine* 

Large pores, frown lines? you need some Korean skincare in your life!

You probably already know that Korean skincare is all the rage right now. I've been late to the bus with this but I've been motivated to re-vamp my skincare essentials for quite a while now especially as it's my birthday in a few months. Obviously as we get older our skincare needs change and we might find ourselves with some fine lines here or there, maybe some dry areas or exposed large pores.

It can be quite a task trying to find the right products that tick all the boxes when it comes to skincare and I can be pretty picky especially as I have sensitive skin. 

I'm a lover of face masks too and was on the lookout for one that was really going to benefit my skin. I was excited and curious to try J.One especially as it's been billed as Sephora's best selling k-brand and one of the highest selling skincare brands in Korea. 

I didn't know what to expect at first and I was wondering how they would react to my skin. I have been using the Jelly pack multi - functional gel primer (£20 for 30ml, £32 for 50ml) and the Black jelly pack multi - functional overnight gel mask (£36 for 50ml). 

The J.One multi - functional primer gel is a thick, clear and unscented gel which glides onto the skin easily. With the gel being thick a little bit goes a long way. A 30ml tube should last you quite a while. Using the gel primer I could see and feel the benefits very quickly. I can see now why there's been such a buzz around korean skincare. The gel felt soothing on my skin, not heavy or sticky and when I applied my foundation a little while afterwards I had noticed my skin appeared to be more smoother and pores were less noticeable especially on problem areas such as cheeks and nose.

Like a lot of women I have some little frown marks between my brows and I was looking for a product away from things like botox, that would help improve the look of my skin in that area. Out of the two products, my favourite was the overnight mask. 

The multi - functional overnight mask was ideal for me because, first of all I really liked the scent, it's a lovely light scent and again, like the primer is thick and a little goes a long way. I applied the mask at night and there was no irritation. My skin felt relaxed and comfortable. The overnight mask is packed with seven powerful antioxidants, so whilst you're snoozing away, these skin goodies are working deep down into your skin and working to protect your skin from the inside out. 

Using both of these products has made such a benefit to my skin and to my skincare routine so much so that I'm really looking into more Korean skincare products especially if they are as fantastic and effective as J.One.  

Where can you find these skin gems I hear you ask? You can find find the J.One range at:

Have you tried these products before or anything else that you would recommend from the J.One range? leave your suggestions in the comments below or pop me a message on twitter.

Happy skin pampering, thanks always for checking out my latest post and I'll see you in the next one x 

*Pictures are my own, products kindly gifted to me for this post. All thoughts are 100% genuine* 

The positives & negatives of blogging part 2: positives

So here it is, as promised. Part 2 of my 'positives & negatives' of blogging.  In the first post I talked about the negatives and it felt quite theraputic to be honest. I hope you took something from it as well but now it's time to put our cheery hats on lol and look at the positive side of blogging.

The positives of blogging: 

- First of all, having a blog can be very therapeutic. It's your little corner of the internet and you can talk about what you want, design it how you want and you have the satisfaction of knowing that you've built this thing from scratch.

- I talked a lot about working with dodgy brands/PR's in my last post but there are really good brands/PR's out there who are an absolute dream to collaborate with. Like I said in the last post, it's the yin and the yang. 

- There are kind bloggers out there who are supportive whether it be a nice comment on your blog or retweeting your post. There are some fabulous people out there who just want to get along with everyone. Focus as much as you can on these types of people and ignore any negativity that is going on.

- Having a blog is a great thing to add to your CV if you feel comfortable to do so. You've worked so hard in creating your blog and promoting it, there's so many skills involved, don't be afraid to show it off. Many bloggers have gone on to greater things because of their blogs.

- The great thing about blogs is that there's so many different ones and they really do help people, especially ones that are focused on mental health, cancer awareness etc. Courageous bloggers who openly share their experiences in a way to help others is wonderful and I wish there was more awards out there for such people. 

- I mentioned before about the skills and including your blog on your CV but all the skills you used in everyday management on your blog can help improve your performance in other areas of your life such as your place of employment and networking.

- Sometimes fabulous opportunities can pop up or you get to meet some really lovely people through your blog. 

So there's some positives to help balance the negatives of the last post. If you think I've left out any positive aspects of blogging, let me know in the comments below, dm me on twitter or email me. It would be interesting to hear what your thoughts on blogging are.

As always thanks for checking out my latest post, see you in the next one x 

The positives & negatives of blogging. Part 1: negatives

If you're a blogger you know that there is both positive and negative when it comes to blogging.  I was thinking about doing a couple of posts focusing on the good and not so good sides of blogging, maybe you can relate to some of them.

On social media it's not unusual for some people to assume that all bloggers have an easy life and get sent freebies etc etc, which of course isn't the case, there is tons of hard work, blood, sweat and tears involved. 

I don't wish to be all doom and gloom but I do think it's important to write a post like this to help other bloggers out there. As a blogger you might be having a crappy time of it and thinking others are getting opportunities when you're not. You may feel that you're the only one who gets patronising emails from brands. Whatever your hang up about blogging is, you're not alone. 

I wouldn't consider myself a successful blogger. I work full time and blog in the evenings so it's like two jobs (thank goodness for tweetdeck and scheduled tweets lol). There are some who have blogging as their full time jobs and that's amazing if you can afford to do it and make enough money. 

I got a bit obsessed with trying to make something from my blog last year and it made me ill. I talked a bit about my panic attacks and it was all to do with doing too much, working full time and trying really hard to make my blog a success. I saw a lot of negative situations amongst fellow bloggers too. It got to the point where every time I logged into twitter there was bloggers arguing.

So, I just wanted to list some of the things you might have experienced as a blogger or if you're new to the blogging world, keep these things in mind, prepare for them and know that you're not the only one to have experienced such things.

And before I go into the nitty gritty. This isn't to put you off of blogging. Like I said before there's also positives with blogging. It's the yin and yang. In part 2 I'll be talking about the positives.

The negatives of blogging: 

- Sometimes you'll be offered paid opportunities and sometimes you won't. It can be hard also to see a fellow blogger being paid for a product review when you didn't get paid for yours. This is part of the reason that there is a negative side to the blogging community because brands and PR's will tell one blogger that the post is 'gifted' because they have 'no budget' but in the next breath, they'll provide a product for review and a payment to another blogger. 

- Brands/PR's contacting you about doing a collaboration (this isn't to be said about ALL brands/PR's but there is quite a few out there that try to exploit bloggers for free promo). They ask for your address and discuss the post and product(s) with you. They say they're going to send the product(s) out to you but weeks go by and you hear nothing. You contact them and no response. I find this strange but it happens quite a lot to bloggers. Maybe the brands have different people managing their accounts or it's just sheer ignorance but it is cruel to bloggers who plan and organise to do that specific post only to be left high and dry.

- You'll work hard on a post, photographs on fleek, hours spent tweaking and perfecting everything and you send a link to the brand or PR on twitter or by email and they completely ignore you. This happened to me a lot last year and it feels horrible especially if they've asked you to send them the link and you see them retweeting other bloggers who've reviewed their products. 

- Beware of 'cliques'. There are some bloggers out there who are bitchy, I'm not going to lie. When I first started blogging I took the plunge and did a blogger chat on a popular platform and these bloggers were horrible to me, said I asked boring questions and that they were going to watch TV. To be fair, a few lovely bloggers supported me and said they were enjoying the chat. Funny thing is, these bloggers who were the bitchies were popular. You could see that a lot of bloggers didn't want to rock the boat with them incase they ended up out of the loop in the blogging community. There is a few bloggers who will kiss up to those types, I don't know why but I do see it a lot. I've also seen these bloggers pick on other bloggers too. 

- If you run a retweet account to help support fellow bloggers don't expect to get a lot of thanks for it. You're most likely to get complaints that you didn't retweet every single post they tagged you in. I had a retweet account that I deleted last year (I've set it back up again: @TheBloggersPost) and it had thousands of followers. Everyday I retweeted everyone's posts and I had one day when I was sick and I got a few tweets complaining, I remember one tweet ''Is there a reason why my posts have not been retweeted today?'' (with an angry face). I was pissed off to tell you the truth. I probably had a hand full of thank yous for the whole time I ran the account. So I deleted it but now I've set up a new account for people who appreciate it and I retweet when I have the time to do it, maybe once or twice a day.

- You might not get invited to blogger events. I never got invited to blogger events. At first I wondered why, I took part in chats, got on with everyone, retweeted peoples posts etc but again it was down to the cliquey thing. There were certain events that had the same people invited and to be honest I just didn't kiss ass enough lol. Now I'm happy to just do my blog posts and chat to the nice bloggers. I attend events and connect with bloggers through my work now but these are events arranged by companies, not by the bloggers themselves. 

- You might not get nominated for an award. To stand a chance, again this is down to 1) having a good blog and 2) the right amount of ass kissing in the blogging community 3) If you have popular bloggers as friends or they are on/know someone on the judging panel that can big you up. There are genuine blogger awards out there where people who've worked hard are rewarded and that's great. I see a lot of bloggers with amazing blogs who never get a look in and I've seen bloggers who have nice but really new blogs but because they've sweetened up a few people they've bagged those nominations. You don't need an award to tell you that you're a good blogger. If you've won an award then that's great. Like I said before it's not the case with all blogger awards.

- Bloggers unfollowing you on social media. I laugh when I see some bloggers who claim to be supportive but they play the unfollow game.  They follow you, wait till you follow back and then they unfollow. They do it a lot on instagram. I see tweets everyday with people being fed up of this so if you're having this situation, you're not alone....and make sure you unfollow right back!!

- Not getting enough views on that blog post you sat up all night working on. This is horrible and my advice for this is to try not to take it personally, you know it's a brilliant post. You don't need other people's approval. And don't be afraid to keep promoting that post. Use different hashtags, retweet accounts. Keep promoting your post and you'll soon see the numbers go up. 

- If you're on instagram or twitter and you post/tag a brand that you've collaborated with, expect certain bloggers (who never talk to you normally) pop up in the comments with something along the lines of ''Oh, this is lovely. I wish I could try this''. They do this hoping that the brand will see them and send them the products. You might also gets messages from certain bloggers asking you for PR emails and who you've collaborated with. 

Well, that's all that comes to mind for me right now in regards to the negative side of blogging and I hope that it's helped you in some way. Have you had any negative blogging experiences? leave comments below, drop me a dm or email, maybe write your own post and spill the tea lol!

Look out for part 2: positives 

Thanks as always for reading, see you in the next post x

The Sunshine blogger award!

Hey guys and gals!

The beautiful Sophie from JustSophie has been kind enough to nominate me in this fun sunshine blogger award tag. Below you'll find the 11 questions that Sophie has asked me and the other bloggers she has nominated to answer. 

I will also be nominating 11 bloggers to take part and answer the 11 questions I chose to be put to them. I will also retweet their completed post and subscribe to their blogs (don't forget to tag me on twitter). They will also choose 11 bloggers to nominate and ask them 11 questions of their choice and subscribe to their blogs if they haven't already done so.

So here goes...

My questions from Sophie:

1) what is your favourite month of the year and why?

I would have to say November because it's my birthday on bonfire night and everyone is getting in the mood for Christmas. 

2) Who is the one person that could make you smile, even on the most down of days?

Can I say my two cats? To me they are furry little people and they always make me laugh, getting up to mischief.

3) What is the best dream that you had that you can remember?

It involved Shia Labeouf lol (that's all I'm saying)

4) What is your favourite food and why?

Dominoes veggie supreme pizza because it is divine!!

5) If you could live anywhere on the planet, where would you live? 

New York

6) If you could only take one thing onto a desert island with you, what would it be? 

A really good book

7) What are your favourite things to blog about?

I've been enjoying writing a few personal posts that have gotten a positive response, I like to know that sharing my experiences have helped people some way and to know they are not alone. 

8) Where was the last place you travelled to?

London, for work

9) what song makes you happy as soon as you listen to it?

Rock with you by Michael Jackson

10) What colour is your bedroom?


11) How do you eat your Jaffa cakes?

I nibble them (ha ha!!)

Those questions were fun! Now onto the 11 fabulous bloggers I have nominated. Don't forget to follow them on twitter and subscribe to their blogs too:

2) @Emyii90 

6) @hellobexa 

Here's my 11 questions:

1) Who is your ultimate style icon?

2) Do you have Netflix? if so, what was the last thing you watched on there?

3) Favourite season and why?

4) What's the number one item on your Christmas wish list?

5) what's your favourite drink to order at Starbucks or Costa?

6) Favourite naughty snack?

7) What's in your bag? 

8) Favourite chocolate?

9) Who would you consider to be a good role model for women and why?

10) what's been your favourite blog post you've written to date? (leave the blog post link)

11) If you won the lottery what would be the first 5 things you would buy?

So, there's my questions. I hope they got you thinking and that you had fun answering them. I look forward to seeing your answers! 

Don't forget to tag me on twitter: @CaledonianTweet and I'll share your posts 

Have fun!!!

My Sunday routine

Sunday is my favourite day of the week because I consider it a day for me to really relax, unwind and pamper myself. 

My day usually starts with a lay in, no alarms just waking up naturally is bliss! I usually go makeup free on a Sunday with my hair in a messy top bun.

my outfit of the day is my bath robe or a towel if I'm getting out of the bubblebath. there's something really relaxing about chilling with your hair wrapped up in a towel. 

I have breakfast and check social media, post a blog post etc. Then I flick through Netflix. 

At this point I might just have a face mask on or just some moisturiser. I like letting my skin breath on a Sunday.
In the afternoon I love cooking something nice for Sunday dinner. I usually have either a Quorn roast dinner, vegetarian enchiladas or vegetarian spaghetti bolognese. 

I'll just chill and watch some movies after dinner and sort out my diary for the week ahead. Then towards the evening I run a nice big bubblebath with some candles and music.

After my bubblebath I relax for a while, maybe check social media and watch a movie. I then moisturise from head to toe. I love Champneys so I usually use some products from their range. 

After pampering comes the nails. I always paint my nails on a Sunday. The pic above is my favourite shade of red from champneys, these are my nails after a week with hardly any chips. champneys do a fantastic range of nail polishes that are rich in colour and long lasting. 

I love having a good pampering session with Champneys I always feel like my body and skin have had the spa treatment at home.

After I'm all pampered and nails are done, I check that I have everything ready for the morning (alarm set, outfit etc) and then I'll chill for some more before bed.

So as you can see, Sunday is pretty much a lazy day for me of just relaxing, binge watching movies and pampering. I do believe that it's good for you to do this especially if you know you have a busy week ahead, it's important to take a day to yourself to recharge.

What's your Sunday routine and which products do you swear by? leave a comment below or tell me on Twitter 

Happy Sunday and remember  "A Sunday well spent, brings a week of content"

See you in the next post x

*All pics are my own, all products purchased by myself*

Giveaway & a few words!

I've really appreciated all of the lovely messages I've had on social media about my previous two posts that I put up last week: Finding a lump in my breast  and What's happening to me (panic attacks/anxiety) I didn't expect to have such lovely feedback and to hear/read that they helped a few people. I had some interesting chats with people and was also surprised that quite a few men (who are not fellow bloggers) had read my blog post on panic attacks and that it hit a nerve with them.

It's so great to see bloggers talking about their experiences and helping raise awareness, it's so important. 

There's other topics I will be talking about on my blog at some point and thinking of sharing some experiences (once I pluck up the courage to do it lol). 

Whilst I remember, I just want to give a shoutout to a fantastic person who is also a blogger and talented writer: Sophie from Soinspo There's never a day goes by that Sophie isn't supporting fellow bloggers and spreading positivity. She shares her personal experiences on her blog and her tweets are always relatable, you should check her out @sophie_sierra 

Don't forget to enter my latest giveaway to win a stunning Nude eyeshadow palette from the amazing brand: TheBalm look out for the competition tweet on my @CaledonianTweet page on twitter. Be quick though as it ends on Monday 6th August! Good luck.

See you in the next post or on twitter!

x Jo

* both pictures are my own, first pic: Nude palette by TheBalm. second pic: 35 smoke it out color eyeshadow palette by Crownbrush *