When I first started blogging back in 2010 I didn't have a clue how to use Pinterest to bring traffic to my blog. In fact, I thought of it as a place to save/hoard cute puppy images and as another social media platform for people to follow me on. 

Fast forward to 2016 and I finally realised that Pinterest is very much a search engine and was a tool I needed to be using! Since then I have constantly experimented with what works and what doesn't and can now happily say that Pinterest brings a huge 7,000-10,000 pageviews to my blog every month! This is a figure I'm beyond pleased although I aim for it to increase over the coming months and years as traffic from Pinterest really is limitless and is all about the consistent effort you put in! 

So, of course, I wanted to share what I have personally learnt over the past 2-3 years so that you too can have a slice of the Pinterest pie - actually I have wanted to write this post for the past 6 months! From optimising your profile to creating eye-catching pins and even increasing your chances of having your very own viral pin that will bring endless traffic to your blog. I hope this post can be used as an in-depth guide to finally creating Pinterest traffic success!

Whether your hair is colour treated, heat damaged or simply doesn't like to play ball, most locks are in need of some TLC in the form of a hair mask - my own go-to for the past month? Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Coconut and Fig Hair Mask, which as the name suggests transforms the hair back to its natural virgin pre-damaged state for ultra healthy and glossy tresses!

Below find out all you need to know about this 10-minute wonder mask, along with my own before & after results.

When it comes to shopping for skin care it can be easy to fall into the trap of purchasing whatever takes your fancy. I know I've made this mistake countless times and I now call it a mistake because nine times out of ten I'm not bowled over by my impulse purchase and it's at the back of my bathroom cabinet within a few uses. 

These days I like to be guarded with what I put on my skin and so I go with brands I know to be good and that are recommended by the skincare gods of the internet. Which is how I became aware of Kate Somerville and her Exfolikate line (established as an amazing skincare line in the US but only just landed on Cult Beauty here!) as it came recommended by Caroline Hirons (see her in-depth video with Kate Somerville herself here). 

For the most part, blogging as a hobby or even as a career can bring amazing things; creativity, freedom, lifelong friends and a part of the internet to call your own. But there are drawbacks which go beyond the cliques of "it can be lonely" and "blogging will take up most of your free time". 

Which is why I thought it was about time we discussed some of the true drawbacks to blogging (along with a few positives, mind) that barely get mentioned!


With the cold snap in full force here in the UK, I thought there was no better time than to create an eBay cosy home edit filled with some bargain buys.

Regardless of the weather outside I love a cosy home, filled with fur cushions, cosy blankets and a comforting candles burning. Below you will find all my recent finds that I hope you love just as much as I do!

For the most part here on Makeup Savvy I focus on skincare to improve and correct a complexion but makeup is pretty wonderful at camouflaging. Especially when you opt for the right products! 

So today I thought I would share with you my simple glowing complexion routine that works really well for oily/combination skin but also for anyone suffering from lack luster skin. You may have noticed from the above image that my base routine consists of mainly Charlotte Tilbury products because I adore them, but I do often use one or two products here with much lower priced items. Although, when I do want my skin to look its best I go for this pretty premium line-up. 


It's not often that I find I'm lusting over more new drugstore releases than high-end ones. But right now that seems to be the case with a list as long as my arm on the notes of my phone mostly of beauty launches you can pick up in either Boots or Superdrug. So today I thought I'd share the best of these new beauty launches while hopefully not enabling too much spending!
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