The Ultimate Autumn Tag


 I don't know about you, but I love this time of year. Not only because it's that time of year when we get to celebrate Halloween, bonfire night (which happens to be my birthday...I love being a bonfire night baby) and of course Christmas, but because there seems to be a positive, happy feeling in the air. It feels like the year is winding down (which it is) and that we can finally kick off our heels, let our hair down and have some fun after a stressful year. 


It's been a while since I did a tag and I thought I would create this one, for a little bit of fun and in spirit of the autumn-festive mood. Have a go if you have the patience, it'll keep you feeling chirpy and festive whilst drinking your hot chocolate.

Q1, What is your favourite hot drink at this time of year?

I love a hot chocolate but at the moment, I'm really loving vanilla chai tea.

Q2, What is your favourite food at this time of year?

A nice quorn roast dinner with all the trimmings.

Q3, What is your favourite chocolate?

Cadburys is usually my go-to chocolate but I've been loving Hotel Chocolat lately.

Q4, What are your favourite autumn-themed nail shades?

I like dark nails, deep reds, dark greens and blacks.

Q5, Favourite lipsticks or lip glosses you like to rock at this time of year?

Dark reds for that more vampy look

Q6, Favourite autumn outdoor footwear?

My black knee-high boots from MissPap 

Q7, Fluffy socks, slippers or both?

I like both!

Q8, Favourite scented candles?

I love spiced apple, cinnamon, festive scents.

Q9, What is your No 1 handbag essential for autumn?

E45 Cream 

Q10, Do you like Pumpkin Spiced Latte?

I must be the only person in the world who hasn't tried it yet.

Q11, Favourite hot pudding?

Apple pie and custard 

Q12, Favourite hot chocolate brand?

Cadburys 

Q13, Do you like going for autumn walks?

I like going for autumn walks, even more so when it's up in Scotland around Loch Lomond and places like that. 

Q14, Things you dislike about autumn?

Halloween should last a week

Q15, Things you love about autumn?

The food, the atmosphere, the celebrations, the fashion, the blog posts, the shopping, festive scented candles and music, fluffy socks, hot chocolate.

Q16, Bubblebath or shower?

Shower if I'm in a hurry, bubblebath if I'm in pampering mode.

Q17, Lush or The Body Shop?

Has to be Lush! Gorgeous products and they are nice online as they are instore with bloggers and customers.

Q18, Will you be carving a pumpkin for Halloween?

Yes, and I'll be getting tea lights to put inside lol

Q19, Favourite Halloween movie?

The one and only "Halloween". I watch it every Halloween night, Love it!

Q20, Describe your comfiest outfit (ie: pj's, onesie etc):

Fluffy socks, slipper boots, lounge bottoms, crop top, pink fluffy dressing gown. It's a fashion disaster but comfy as hell.  

Q21, Do the darker evenings bother you or do prefer them?

I used to dislike darker evenings but now I prefer them. I feel more cosy with candles etc 

Q22, Favourite horror movie character?

Freddy Krueger 

Q23, Fave autumn accessories?

Scarves, gloves, hats and boots.

Q24, Favourite book to read on autumn evenings?

I'm not reading anything at the moment but I love reading true crime books.

Q25, What are your favourite autumn themed blog posts to read? 

Lush hauls and Halloween makeup looks.

Q26, Are you feeling excited for Christmas yet?

I'm always excited for Christmas, it's one of my favourite times of the year.

Q27, Plans for Halloween?

Horror movie night, munchies, booze, pumpkins 

Q28, Favourite autumn hairstyle?

Pigtails or straight and sleek

Q29, Favourite autumn range ( Lush, The Body Shop, Molton Brown etc)

Molton Brown

And finally....Q30, What colours do you associate autumn with most?

Red, orange and brown. 


Did you make it to the end? I salute you! Thanks for sticking with me through the post, why don't you have a go. Send me your link if you do and I'll share it on The Bloggers Post 


See you in the next post x 











An Absolute MUST for that TOTM

When it comes to a certain 'Time of The Month' it's not exactly something we look forward to,  Cramps, Spots, Mood Swings.... the list goes on and the symptoms vary with some Women even experiencing Endometriosis 

But what if you knew that a Surprise box of Treats was heading your way just before that dreaded time was due each month? Something Fabulous to take some of the dread away, lift your spirits and keep you topped up with sanitary products in case you've forgotten to pop them in your Supermarket basket when you've done the monthly food shop (which is usually the mistake I make).

Well, I've got something Exciting to share with you. I know the words 'Exciting' and 'Period' are not exactly the words you would think would fit in the same sentence but when it comes to the Monthly Subscription box from Pink Parcel you'll understand what I mean. 

Grab some Pumpkin Spiced Latte/Tea/Coffee (or whatever tickles your fancy) and keep reading and find out about How you can win a YEAR'S SUBSCRIPTION TO PINK PARCEL (yes, you read that right! isn't it Awesome!)



Some of the Goodies I Received in my Beautiful Box from Pink Parcel 


So, as I mentioned before, Pink Parcel is a monthly subscription box designed to help lift the blues during your period, keep your supply of sanitary products topped up and surprise you with beauty and pampering goodies that vary each month. Each box is a Surprise and the quality of the goodies inside each box is Amazing from Fantastic brands such as Urban & Veda, Raw Halo Chocolate, Blank Canvas Cosmetics and many many more. 


I can understand why Pink Parcel is so popular and wish I had discovered them sooner. I've been missing out! 

If you're interested in treating yourself to a Subscription to these little boxes of Heaven each month, it is so easy, all you have to do is choose your preferred Sanitary Brand (Pink Parcel stocks all of your Faves), Tell them your dates, Pink Parcel will post out your parcel a few days before your period is due. It's that simple and totally stress-free!

Subscriptions are only £12.99 (and that includes P+P). I was shocked at how low the price was due to the size of the parcel, Excellent Quality of the products and the big supply of Sanitary Products. I now own every Sanitary Towel for each time of the day and level of my flow thanks to Pink Parcel. They really do take care of all your needs. So much thought goes into each parcel.

****** Giveaway is now over ******

So, onto this Incredible Giveaway:

To win a 12 Month Subscription to Pink Parcel, all you have to do is:

- Follow @ThePinkParcel and @CaledonianKitty and RT the Competition Tweet when you seen it on Twitter (I will be posting it throughout the week on my 'CaledonianKitty' Twitter Page)

- For an Extra Entry, Follow us on Instagram: @TheBloggersPost @PinkParcel and 'Like' the Competition Pic on My Insta Page.

The Winner will be selected at random from the Twitter and Instagram Entries, UK Entries Only and the Competition ends on Monday Morning at 9am (9th October) where the winner will be announced on my Twitter & Instagram.

Good Luck!

You can find out more about 'Pink Parcel' on:




As Always, Thanks for checking out my latest post, see you in the next one x







*Samples inc in post, Giveaway provided by Pink Parcel, All opinions are my own and 100% Genuine. All Images my own* 


The Chocoholics Dream

I've always been a Chocoholic but up until recently I've only ever been one to buy those everyday Chocolate brands that you can purchase at your local shop. I've only ever tended to buy Expensive Chocolates at Special Occasions or as a rare Treat but even then I could never find a brand that ticked all the boxes for me. Some of the more pricey Chocolate brands that I had tried in my opinion all tended to taste similar whereas I was looking for a Box of Chocolates that, not only screamed 'Luxury' but had Chocolates handcrafted to perfection with each Chocolate taking you on a Journey with each bite with different tastes, flavours, textures and guess what..... I've found the holy grail of Chocolates, Step Forward Hotel Chocolat 

If you've ever been lucky enough to try any of the Luxurious Delights that Hotel Chocolat have had to offer over the years then you will understand why I'm making such as fuss. As much as it pained me to share the box of heaven below with friends and family (who've now been converted to Hotel Chocolat Devotees), it was, I must admit such an Enjoyable Experience. I would watch as they took one of the Beautifully designed Chocolates from the Magnificent The Autumn Sleekster and the reactions of "Wow", "These are Amazing", "OMG, I love them" and "Get me these for Christmas" rang out loud and clear. I've never seen such a reaction over Chocolates before. I'm beyond Obsessed with Hotel Chocolat and I just knew they would have these reactions because I was blown away myself at how Amazing these Chocolates are. 


Nothing can prepare you for the wonderful tastes, melt in the mouth textures, creamy textures, fluffy textures, velvety and smoothness, every chocolate a work of Art, every taste a new Journey. This beautifully designed box has every Chocoholics dream within it. 


Nothing can compare to seeing the beautifully designed chocolates in real life. The Attention to detail is Breathtaking. From the design right down to the taste, each Chocolate is unique and I fell in love with every one of them. It's rare to find a box of Chocolates where you enjoy and adore every Chocolate but the Geniuses at Hotel Chocolat have done it for me with this Stunning Box.


Have you ever seen a more Beautiful Box of Chocolates? Every Chocoholics Dream in a Box. 


The Autumn Sleekster  contains a Delicious selection of Mouthwatering Autumn Themed Chocolates that are bursting with different flavours and textures from Caramel to Praline. You'll find new tastes to surprise your taste buds and tastes that spark memories of Cosy Autumn Evenings Some of the Chocolates contain little cheeky tipples. The box contains a Menu with each Chocolate detailed together with a guide to inform you if each Chocolate contains Nuts, Gluten etc. It's no wonder these Chocolates are also called 'Little Autumn Puddings', they leave you with that Satisfied, Cosy and happy warm feeling that comes with being warm on a beautiful Autumn evening. 


The Autumn Sleekster retails at only £22.50 which is Amazing for the size of the box and quality. Hotel Chocolat is Adored by Celebrities and is the height of Style, Quality and Sophistication when it comes to Chocolate. They are head and shoulders above the rest and their Chocolates are perfect to buy at any time of the year.


There is also a smaller version of The Autumn Sleekster, available in H-Box (Containing 14 Chocolates) which retails at only £12.50, which again is an Amazing price for these Divine Chocolates.

And if your taste buds were going crazy as it is just looking at The Autumn Sleekster Box, you'll be even more whipped up into a frenzy when you see Hotel Chocolat's Autumn Range 

With a price and taste to suit everyone from Adults to Children, Hotel Chocolat has got you covered. Just imagine how impressed your Wife, Mum, Friend would be if they unwrapped a beautiful box of these Chocolates. When someone buys you a gift from Hotel Chocolat you know that they've gone to a lot of trouble and put a lot of thought into it. A gift from Hotel Chocolat makes you feel Special. I felt like a Pampered Diva with these Chocolates. 


And just when I thought I couldn't Fangirl enough....wait for it.... They have their own range of Luxurious Hot Chocolat and Tea! Can you imagine anything better than curling up with a cup or mug of Hotel Chocolat/Tea or popping some in your Travel Flask on the way to Work. They really have thought of everything haven't they! 

I haven't tried the Teas but rest assured I'll be popping these in my basket. If their Gorgeous Classic Hot Chocolat is anything to go by, I can imagine the Delicious sounding Teas and Hot Chocolates with be just as heavenly. 

In their Hot Chocolat range you'll find Exciting and luxurious Flavours such as Salted Caramel, Milky Hot Chocolate, Chili Hot Chocolate, 85% Dark Chocolate, 100% Dark Chocolate and of course The Classic Hot Chocolat that I mentioned earlier. All Retailing at £9.00. 

The Amazing Tea Flavours sound like they're beyond our Dreams too, with Flavours such as: CaCao & Peppermint, CaCao Breakfast Tea, CaCao Camomile & Lemon Tea (Perfect for Relaxing), CaCao & Ginger (If you need a Little Lift), CaCao, Chai & chili and CaCao with Lemongrass and Ginseng (For an Energy Boost). All of the Delicious sounding Teas are priced at only £5.00.


You can find all the Amazing products mentioned on  Hotel Chocolat on line and In store. Have you had the pleasure of visiting one of their Stores? You'll find  Beautifully laid out displays of the most beautiful chocolates you can imagine along with Amazing Customer Service. 

You can find Hotel Chocolat on:


Find out about their Monthly Chocolate Tasting Club Subscription where you can try your first box for only £9.95 Here!




As Always, Thanks for checking out my post & I'll see you in the Next One x

Jo




*Products were gifted to me for this post, all opinions are my own and 100% Genuine....I'm Really Obsessed with Hotel Chocolat. All Images are my own*

Over £204 worth of Makeup/Skin/Haircare Goodies to be won!!


As you may know I'm a bit of a Compulsive Shopper and as well as being a Lifestyle and Beauty Blogger you can imagine that I'm swamped with boxes of products. I buy stuff and I'm sent stuff and the mountains of products are crazy. I've ordered extra storage for all my bits and pieces and went on a major Product organization earlier. 

I realised that I have quite a lot of products which are just sitting doing nothing in boxes so I thought... you know what? I'll do a Giveaway,  Someone out there might get some use out of these Fabulous products and it's a shame for them just to be boxed up. Plus, I know as I get towards Christmas I could do with the extra space so all is good. 

So, you want to know what's up for grabs?, Here you go....



(I tried to fit everything I could into the picture lol)

- Foreo Luna Play (in Fuschia) T-Sonic Facial Cleansing Device.
- Foreo Day Cleanser (Awakening Radiance Yogurt)
- Lancome Double Action Eye Makeup Remover
- Revlon Nail Polish in '900 Pink Nude' 
- Bourjois Bronzing Powder 
- GHD Size 3 Ceramic Vented Radial Brush 
- Sunkissed Self Tan Mousse in 'Medium'
- John Frieda Luxurious Volume Blow Out Spray
- Dr PAWPAW Multi Purpose Soothing Balm in 'Tinted Peach Pink' 
- Beautyuk Ultimate Contour Chubby Stick in ' Beige Highlight'
- Beautyuk Ultimate Contour Chubby Stick in ' Shimmer Highlight'
- Beautyuk Ultimate Contour Chubby Stick in ' Dark Contour'
- Beautyuk Ultimate Contour Chubby Stick in ' Medium Contour'
- RUSH Control and Command Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion
- Timebomb Flashback Night Cream
- I Love... Bath & Shower Puff in White
- EYLURE ft Rosie Bea Lashes in 'Kitty' (inc Lash Glue)
- EYLURE ft Rosie Bea Lashes in ' Kitsch' (inc Lash Glue) 
- The Body Shop Frosted Berries Body Lotion
- Rimmel Instant Tan in 'Medium Matte'
- GOSH Brow Shape and Fill in '002 Grey/Brown'
- Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick in 'Rouge Rum Punch'
- I Love... Chocolate Truffle Body Butter
- Soap & Glory Hand Food (Scented with 'Original Pink, Rose & Bergamot')

So, There you have it! quite a collection of goodies right there, all you have to do to enter is....


- Follow me on Twitter on my @CaledonianKitty & @TheBloggersPost pages and RT/Like the Tweet of the Above Pic. It will be pinned to my 'Caledonian Kitty' Profile.  

This Giveaway will run till the 31st of October and the Winner will be chosen at random and announced on my Twitter Accounts: @CaledonianKitty  @TheBloggersPost  on that day at 2pm! This Giveaway is only for UK this time but keep your eyes peeled for more Giveaways coming up, especially towards Christmas (As you've probably noticed I do regular Brand Giveaways, I like to treat my loyal followers). 

Good Luck! 



*All products above have either been purchased by me or gifted. Image is mine, all postage and packaging will be paid for by me and will include a tracking number for the winner* 



Yankee Candle Giveaway!

Being the Candle Obsessive that I am, I've somehow managed to turn my house into Candle City lol. I've always adored A/W Candles and I've been ordering all kinds of Candles over the past few weeks and ended up with quite a few of the same scent.

I already had quite a few boxes of candles when I spotted that Yankee Candle had some Beautiful Festive candles on their website and I often buy their candles around this time of year as the scents are so Amazing!

If you follow me on Social Media, you'll have noticed that I have set up a new Instagram Account so I thought I would have a lil Giveaway to help get everyone in the A/W mood, after all, it's that time of the year now for Fluffy Socks, Hot Chocolate, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes etc. 

So, What are the Giveaway Details I hear you ask? Well, I'm giving you the chance to win 3 Gorgeous Scented Yankee Candles in the Scents:

Cosy by the Fire
  Snow in Love
 Winter Glow 


They sound Divine but let me tell you...they smell even more Amazing!


**** Giveaway has now Ended ****

For a chance to win, all you have to do is:

- Follow me on @TheBloggersPost @CaledonianKitty (Counts as 1 Entry) & Retweet this Comp Tweet 

- For an Extra Entry follow my New Instagram Account: @TheBloggersPost (Counts as 1 Entry - If you do not have a Twitter Account you can just enter on IG if you prefer)


I'm only running this Giveaway for a week so I'll collect all the Entries from Twitter and Instagram and select a winner at random. The Giveaway will end on Wednesday 27th September. Open Worldwide.

Good Luck!!!


*Prizes have been purchased by me, Image is my own*

The Palette that is a Favourite with Celebrities & Makeup Artists!


I'm not one to splash out on an Expensive palette if Im not 100% that it's going to tick all the boxes of what I'm looking for and needing to create my desired looks especially one that is aimed at 'Bronzing & Highlighting' but I've struck Gold with this impulse purchase. 

First of all I thought the palette looked beautiful but wanted to check if it was worth the price tag so I checked out a few YouTube reviews and everyone was raving about it and from what I could see and hear, I was in the mood for popping this little beauty in my Shopping Basket & seeing what it could do for me & why it was a Favourite with Celebs, Makeup Artists and Beauty Addicts alike.


You see before you the Stunning 'Bord De Plage - Highlighting & Bronzing Palette'. But let me tell you, this is so much more than a Bronzing & Highlighting palette, you could pretty much create the majority of your look with this Palette. As well as Bronzing & Highlighting, you can also Contour and use the beautiful shades (which blend like a dream) as eyeshadows and they are longlasting.



Whether it's a subtle glow or Intense look that you're going for, this palette takes care of that. If you want something more Dramatic looking you can dampen your brush for a more intense look. The highlighters are Fantastic and you can achieve that 'Dewy/Glowy' look or dampen your brush & really make your cheeks pop. Infact this palette has helped me create cheekbones and sculpt my face, define my jawline. This palette in a Nutshell is Fabulous!


(From Bottom to Top: RIVAGE, CRIQUE, LAGUNA, CORNICHE, GALET, CASINO)

These swatches were taken in the daylight but you can just imagine what they look like as soon as the light hits. As I mentioned before, the pictures don't do these shades justice but trust me they are WOW! They certainly Impress. Easily Blendable, longlasting, perfect for subtle or dramatic looks. 

I created some subtle everyday looks below. I used the palette to subtlely contour & highlight my face and I used 'Crique' & 'Galet' shades for my Eyes. I used the bronzer for my neck. The palette helped me achieve a Natural Dewy look & gave me a nautral looking brown glow like I'd caught a little bit of the sun. 




I'm looking forward to creating more looks with this palette especially more Dramatic looks! The Palette retails at £45.00, you can purchase it Here My advice to you is try and snap it up quickly as it tends to sell out pretty quick. 

Have you got any NARS favourites that you swear by? Do you own this palette? what are your thoughts? Leave in the comments below or tweet me at: @TheBloggersPost @CaledonianKitty 


Stay Fabulous! See you in the next post x 




Tea Addicts, this one's for you!

As we head towards the end of the year, the nights get darker, the heating gets turned up and we have the perfect excuse to rock those Waterfall Coats, Knee High Boots and drink endless cups of Tea!

I don't know about you but Tea is an absolute must for me everyday. I can't start my day without it! That first cup of tea in the morning - you can't beat it! 

Over the last few years I've been switching back and forth between different types of tea and different tea brands. My normal everyday tea is English breakfast tea with milk but I do love Herbal Teas too!

If I'm feeling Anxious I'll have Camomile Tea. If I'm going through a little health Kick, I'll go through a phase of Drinking Green Tea. I go through different phases.

At the moment I'm having an Obsession with Hoogly Tea I've tried a few of their Teas and loved every single one of them, especially 'Vanilla Chai' (Back Tea). It reminds me of 'Christmas Tea' and the smell is Divine, a Gorgeous combination of Cinnamon, Ginger, Vanilla & Spices. You can have the Tea with or without Milk. I tend to drink it without milk. 

Hoogly is the adjective of 'Hygge' meaning feelings of coziness and well-being. Hoogly is the perfect name for these delicious and luxurious teas. I've tried a lot of different teas over the years and although I've enjoyed them, I've never had any that were as bursting with flavour, Gorgeous scents and an overwhelming feeling of comfort and Relaxation that I've had when I've been enjoying Hoogly Teas.

Oh, and I have some good news for all of you 'Tea Addicts' out there, Hoogly Teas are giving you the chance to win some of their Delicious Teas. Find out how to enter at the end of the post.


Hoogly Teas have an Amazing range of Loose and Biodegradable Tea Bags with loose Tea inside. Each Tea whether it's Rhubarb and Vanilla Green Tea or Marzipan Herbal Infusion, they are bursting with Flavour and Amazing Scents that give you an overall Relaxing and soothing feeling with every sip. 


As soon as you open the box of Tea, the Amazing Scents hit you and you'll find yourself inhaling the tea before you put the Tea in your Cup and once the tea is made it just gets better, you'll be addicted to Hoogly Teas in no time and no doubt will want to try other Flavours in their Fantastic range. 


"It's always Tea Time" ~ The Mad Hatter 


Some of the Delicious range of teas from Hoogly Teas include:

- Baked Apple Chai (Black Tea)
- Lemon and Ginger (Herbal Infusion)
- Around The Fire (Black Tea)
- Raspberry, Liquorice and Lavender (Black Tea)
-  Sparkling White (White Tea)
- Marzipan (Herbal Infusion)
- Rhubarb and Vanilla (Green Tea)
- Vanilla Chai (Black Tea)
- Cosy Chamomile (Herbal Infusion)
- Chocolate Brownie (Black Tea)
- Apple Strudel (Black Tea) 
- Lemon and Ginger (Herbal Infusion) 

Those are just some of the Amazing Teas and Flavours from Hoogly Tea 


You can find purchase the Teas mentioned above on the Hoogly Tea website and you can also find them on:


You can also contact them at: info@hooglytea.com

**** Competition has now ended, winner has been chosen and announced on Twitter ****


Ok, Time for the Giveaway Details....


To win a Selection of Gorgeous Teas from Hoogly Tea, all you have to do is Follow Hoogly Tea and The Bloggers Post on Twitter and Retweet the Competition Tweet. The winner will be chosen at random on Friday 15th September at 1pm and announced on The Bloggers Post/Twitter. The Giveaway is open to UK entries only. Good Luck!


Keep Calm, Have some Hoogly Tea and I'll see you in the next post x



*Samples were provided for this post, pictures are my own*