Latest In Beauty Pick ‘n’ Mix Monthly Subscription. I saved over £87.88 this month!

One of my favourite times of the month is the day that my Latest In Beauty subscription box arrives, I’m excited to say that today was that day for me.


I like how it arrives with pink tissue paper wrapping and pink paper packaging to keep the items safe. Usually there is a postcard with a beautiful phase or inspiring saying on it. I like to keep those on my corkboard for the month.


The products have always been in tact and well protected by the packaging in my experience, so that’s definitely a relief.


However,the best thing for me about the Latest In Beauty subscription service is that you get to choose the products yourself. They have a catalogue of interesting beauty/wellness products on their site that you can make your selection from. You can even choose whether you want 3, 6, or 9 products. I’m sure you can guess which option I went for!

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Catrina : 5th October 2018 4:02 pm : Articles, Featured, Product Reviews
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Adaptations Assessment For Driving With Disabilities.

I had my driving assessment today at the William Merritt centre in Leeds and I thought I would blog about the experience to hopefully give people in similar situations a sense of what to expect.

I have recently started up driving lessons again through the Motability grant scheme and BSM. I have been trying to use what is called the push pull mechanism in my driving instructor’s car, but it has been quite painful. So my driving instructor suggested I contact Motability to find more appropriate adaptations. So Motability set up an appointment at my nearest disabled living centre, so I could speak to experts.

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Catrina : 19th September 2018 6:07 pm : Articles, Beauty Addict
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We’re All Beautiful People. My Body Image Journey…

Hey Secrets of A Beauty Addict Readers,

Hope you’re well you beautiful people! So if you know me personally you will be aware that I’ve been virtually every size under the sacred Topshop sun. I was overweight as a teen, then became a dancer and went to a size UK 8. I plateaued at about a UK 12 for several years until I became disabled and have slowly risen to a UK size 16/18 . This has been due to a spate of 16 months bedbound, certain medications and undoubtedly eating the boxes of chocs people would bring me in hospital. But they were awesome – so thank you!

Yeah I guess I’ve been pretty bummed about my figure for a good while now and I’ve felt soooo self conscious… my three pair of spanx rule every time I’m going out of the house can attest to that! But you know what, I have to think back and remind myself that at one point I had a really serious condition that could have very easily resulted in dire consequences. And my body, God bless it, got me through! So each time I catch myself thinking negatively about this part or that part , I need to remind myself how lucky I am to be here, to have this incredibly magical body and even though I cant feel my legs, I am lucky to feel with my hands, to see through my eyes, to taste, and yes, to smell the roses.

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Catrina : 14th September 2018 9:07 pm : Articles, Articles & Interviews, Beauty Addict, Body, Featured
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Me, And My Ultimate Face Wipe Hunt…

I have been on the hunt for some time, for decent, environmentally friendly, good value, face wipes.

The reason being, I am in and out of hospital at the moment, and it’s just not practical to take a massive cleanser that first of all, takes up a lot of room in my bag, and secondly requires water, which I may not have to hand, to wash it off. So, I decided wipes were going to be the way forward, to maintain my skincare regime even when admitted in hospital.

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Catrina : 25th February 2014 3:56 pm : Articles, Articles & Interviews, Face, Featured, Product Reviews
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Get The Seductive, Smokey Eye Look Perfected In Time For Valentines Day With Daniel Sandler

The main question I am asked as regards make-up is

“How to create the perfect smokey eye shadow look?”

I believe that the key to perfecting this feline, sultry style depends on:

70% Technique and 30% Quality Of Eye Shadow.

Remember, more expensive make up, does not always mean better quality!  I personally recommend Daniel Sandler’s eye shadows, I just love them!

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Catrina : 24th January 2014 9:20 am : Articles, Make-Up
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Secrets Of A Beauty Addict On Your Social Media Sites! Let's Connect!

Secrets Of A Beauty Addict is moving places… to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and Facebook, to be precise!

I’m doing this so I can interact more with you lovely readers!! I’d love to hear what articles you have liked in the past, and also what you would like to see more of in the future. Plus any ideas of people you want me to interview, or products you would like me to review… any suggestions are gratefully received!

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Catrina : 22nd October 2013 2:23 pm : Articles, Beauty Addict, News
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Today’s Celeb Style Crush Is Downton Abbey’s Own Anna Bates

It’s been a rough time for Anna Bates on the hugely popular series Downton Abbey, with her controversial rape story line. But in stark contrast actress Joanne Froggatt, who plays Anna, couldn’t have looked happier (and who wouldn’t when she looks that good)!

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Catrina : 20th October 2013 12:53 pm : Articles, Celeb Style Crush
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Look Pretty In Pink Whilst Helping Beat Breast Cancer!

We ladies are known to be great at shopping, amazing at looking good in all situations, but also most importantly, we are known for being there for each other in times of need. Would you believe that buying Breast Cancer products enables us to do all three at once! Yes, we have always been ace at multi-tasking, so here’s our chance to shine inwardly and outwardly!

The products below have become available this month because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Lots of amazing companies are highlighting this crucial cause, and are backing the campaign. They are doing this by adding new product/s to their usual line, then donating all (or a percentage) of the proceeds of that product to these incredibly important charities, all to do with Breast Cancer. Usually they are easy to spot as the items are packaged with the infamous Breast Cancer ribbon logo, or stand out from the crowd in a delightful shade of pink.

Did I ever mention pink is my favourite colour? I feel like Christmas has come early this year!

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Catrina : 9th October 2013 10:56 pm : Articles, Charity
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A Selection Of Celeb Twit-Pics From The Last Week

Here you go again some more twit-pics to reveal what our favourite celebrities have been up to this week! Enjoy!

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Catrina : 16th September 2013 7:56 pm : Articles
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Win £50 Of Beauty Vouchers By Liking The Facebook Page & Inviting Your Friends Too!



Get your friends to like my facebook page and you will be in with a chance of winning £50 of beauty vouchers. Not only that, all new likes go into a super prize draw! Friday the 13th doesn’t seem so unlucky anymore!

Click below to go to the Secrets Of A Beauty Addict facebook page, and don’t forget to click like and share the promotion!



Good luck!

love beauty

Catrina : 13th September 2013 8:09 pm : Articles, Articles & Interviews, News
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