Wednesday, 4 March 2015

BARKBEATS: DOGGIE LOVERS GIVEAWAY!


Hi lovelies! I have an excting post for you all today! I have teamed up with Barkbeats to giveaway not one, not two but three Bark Beats Boxes for your dog! Belle has had a BarkBeats Box before and she absolutely loved it, they include doggie treats, toys and care items, perfect for every dog lover! So, let's get into how you enter!


Barkbeats wants to welcome spring by giving away 3 pawsome boxes.

How to participate: 
1. Follow Barkbeats on facebook and Chloe's Way on bloglovin'
2. Answer a 3 question survey: http://goo.gl/forms/OmMuVyDrcR


The 3 winners will get a Barkbeats box!!!

The deadline to participate is March 20th

That's not all! If you enter the code SPRING on the BarkBeats website, you can get £5 off your first box! 

That's it! Get entering and good luck!

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOOKING GOOD FOR AN INTERVIEW



Hi lovelies! Today, I have a bit of a different post for you all today, as I thought it'd be something a lot of you would be interested in. I'm going to be talking about the importance of choosing the right look for an interview. As someone who is currently interviewing at the moment, I know the importance of dressing appropriately for your interview. As you all know, the industry I'm in is Beauty and with this industry, it's very important to look the part. 

In Beauty, particularly if you're going for a job where you'll be working on clients such as Beauty Therapy, Make-up or hair, it's important that you come to the interview as you would for work. This doesn't necessarily mean wearing a beauty uniform - though this can be a good idea if you're going to be doing a trade test - but come neat, tidy and well presented. As it's not the kind of job where you'd be suited and booted every day, you don't need to dig out the collared shirts and pencil skirts, but looking put together and stylish is definitely a bonus. 

For me, I'm looking for someone who clearly knows what they're doing, so if someone were to come to me for a beauty interview with unkept eyebrows, chipped nails and patchy tan doesn't give the best impression. You don't have to be tanned with acrylic nails and lash extensions to look the part, but looking tidy and well groomed gives a good impression to clients and therefore gives a good impression in an interview. Personally, I'm not overly fussed what the girls I interview are wearing, as long as it's clean, tidy and somewhat stylish. I think coming to an inteview straight from the gym or in the same sloppy sweatshirt you've worn all day smacks of a bad attitude. You could be the hardest worker in the world and while clothes and looks aren't the be all and end all, the truth of the matter is they do give a strong first impression and if one person looks as though they've made an effort with their look, it gives the impression that they're going to make an effort at work too.

The examples above are from Pertemps, I think these are fab as they show two very different examples, both from industries that I'm definitely not experienced in, so if you're going for a more office based role, this may be helpful for you! I figured as a lot of you reading will be interested in Beauty and Fashion, so my experience with this may be helpful to those of you going for jobs in this industry, but if you're not, hopefully the ideas above may be of some use to you! Obviously, you'd need to judge this on the job you're going for a retail job in Topshop, you're going to dress very differently to if you're going for a managerial position in a Bank in Central London!

I hope this has helped you all somewhat, particularly if you're going for a job in the Beauty industry!
Let me know your thoughts, do you think dressing for an interview is important?

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

SCLO SUNGLASSES WISHLIST


Hi lovelies! I wanted to share a little wishlist with you all! I have to admit, I'm really not good at wearing sunglasses, not good as in I very regularly don't. I actually thought of this while out the other day, despite it being cold, it was really sunny and I walking along squinting and realised that that was probably really not good for my eyes. So, I'm determined this year to find a pair of sunglasses that I will actually wear and not just throw in a pretty case never to be seen again. I found all of these beauties on SCLO and I love them. The top two are probably the more classic of my picks, though I can just see my boyfriend rolling his eyes at the oversized frames. Men just don't get it.

I particularly love the bottom two pairs, both Givenchy (and both discounted!!), I do love a little bit of leopard print and I think these have just enough without being over the top. I think the 767s are my absolute favourites of the bunch though, the oversized frame and little hint of leopard print is just an Essex Girl's dream.

What do you think? Do you regularly wear sunglasses?
Let me know your faves if you do!

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

WHERE HAVE I BEEN?


Hi lovelies! Some of you may have noticed that I haven't posted for a little while, as someone who tries to post at least a few times a week, so over a week seems like forever for me! If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you'll have some idea as to why I've been rather absent for the past week. To get the not so nice stuff out of the way first, as you can see from the picture above, I had a bit of an accident! I was slicing potatoes and apparently, my thumb too, so my Tuesday night ended with three hours in A&E! I cut a good few mm clean off, no huge damage done, but I do have a good chunk of thumb missing for now. It should heal okay, but I could possibly have a slightly weird looking thumb from now on - oops! So, a few days later, my thumb stops hurting and I'm able to use it again slightly, but then my body decides it's not done with me yet and I get the flu! So I was knocked out for a few days on the sofa with lots of water and a very sympathetic puppy and now I'm (almost) 100% better and back on track!

So now for the exciting part and the other reason I've been a little MIA lately! I'm starting my own Beauty Salon! The lady who owned the salon I was working in, which is above a hairdressers, had to leave, so I was given the option of taking over myself. While it was a very scary decision to make, I've always wanted to own my own salon and one above a hairdressers seemed slightly less scary than starting from scratch elsewhere. So, between attempting to amputate my thumb and being stuck in bed, I've been in and out of the Salon sorting decorators, furniture etc etc, all ready for the re-opening day on 2nd March! It's still in progress but I'm getting there and I'm super excited to get going (hopefully with all 10 fingers mostly intact by then), If you'd like to have a nose, the salon is @mspabeauty on Instagram and M Spa Hertfordshire on Facebook, likes or follows would be much appreciated!

Thanks to those who have put up with me in my absence and to those who are new here, sorry for the very strange first post - welcome to Chloe's Way!

What have you been up to lately?

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Monday, 16 February 2015

PRODUCTS I'VE USED UP AND MINI REVIEWS

Hi lovelies! Okay, I admit, I've failed a New Years resolution already but I've decided this one doesn't count! See, for 2015 I said I'd do monthly empties posts.. well.. monthly, but as it's already more than half way through February, that clearly hasn't happened! I decided though, that as I may not have too many empties at the end of every single month, I'd just collect my empties and do them as and when I have enough to do a post with! So, let's get right into it, as I have a feeling this post could be a long one!



Micellar Water
This Micellar Water, imaginatively named, 'Micellar Water' was a cheapy one from Savers and only cost me £1. I didn't mind this, but I did find that it stung my eyes a little sometimes. To be honest, I think most micellar waters work pretty much the same way and this one was good, but because of the stingy eyes, I don't think I'll be buying this again!

Nivea Daily Essentials Extra Gentle Eye Make-up Remover
I bought this purely because it was on offer, I hadn't heard much about it and didn't really know what to expect, all I knew was that I needed a new eye make-up remover! This was okay and it was alright at removing my eye make-up, but no better than a normal micellar water, so really, it was a bit pointless having the two products together. The one thing I would say though, is that this really is gentle on the eyes, so if you struggle with sensitive eyes then this could be good for you. However if you wear hard to remove make-up like They're Real mascara, this isn't the best.

Elemis Fresh Skin Peachy Perfect Gentle Face Wash
I really liked this, I think Elemis products are fab but this is a particular favourite of mine. This makes my face feel super clean without being drying and also has a very noticeable brightening effect. I would buy this again, but I actually stock Dermalogica in my salon, which I slightly prefer to Elemis, so while I would use this if I got it again, I'll probably be using other products for now. 

Elemis Fresh Skin Skin Glow Scrub
Again, I really did like this and would use again, but maybe not for a while. If dull skin and dryness is an issue for you, you will probably really like this range and in that case, I'd definitely recommend this as I really loved it while my skin was going through a dry, dull phase this winter.

Benefit Hello Flawless Face Powder
FOREVER REPURCHASE. I love this face powder, we don't need to go on and on about how much I love Benefit products, because if you know me even slightly, you'll be all too aware of my Benefit obsession. So, basically, this powder is amazing and you need it. I've done a full review here for those interested. 

Benefit PoreFessional
Again, this is another favourite product of mine and I will always use this! I got several porefessional minis over Christmas and I find them really useful for just throwing in my handbag. This primer is perfect for those with enlarged pores, oily skin or like me, those who just want their skin to look flawless! It makes my foundation lasts all day which is perfect, I've already got several of these stocked up.



Treacle Moon Sweet Sugared Almond Shower Gel
I reviewed this in full here, I absolutely love Treacle Moon Shower gels, they're super inexpensive and they smell gorgeous. Also, bonus, absolutely no dry skin after use - yay! I might buy this again, but I definitely prefer the Marshmallow Hearts scent.

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo
I got this recently in a Birch Box and I absolutely love it. This made my hair feel so clean and soft and smelled super fresh too. I also noticed that after use, my hair seemed to stay cleaner for longer and I managed to wash on the third day, rather than the second, which is huge for me. I'm not usually hugely fussy on what shampoos I use and don't often spend a lot of money on shampoo, but this could be a game changer.

Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Body Cream
Do I even need to tell you all how gorgeous this is? Easily one of the best smelling products I've ever owned, it's super thick and luxurious, but doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy after use. This makes my skin feel so soft after just a few uses and the scent seriously sticks around. If you like a body lotion that smells yummy and makes you smell yummy all day, then this is definitely one to try! I would repurchase this, but due to the price, I'd rather receive it as a gift!

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter
Despite all the hype around this product, I actually would have to say this is one of my least favourite Soap & Glory scents, I actually much prefer Smoothie Star and Sugar Crush to this scent. While I do like this and it definitely works great as a body butter, I won't be repurchasing this. I have a bigger size, which I definitely will use up, but I just prefer the other scents too much.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub
I love this, the sugary, citrussy scent is a perfect morning pick me up and the grains in the scrub vary in size making it work really well to remove dry, dead skin without leaving the skin scratchy and sore afterwards. I actually have The Breakfast Scrub on the go at the minute, which has a yummy Maple Syrupy scent, which I very slightly prefer, so while I definitely will repurchase this, I'll probably switch between the two, as Soap & Glory do the best scrubs in my opinion!

So that's it! All my product empties for now, let me know if you'd like to see another post like this soon, as I'm determined to start using up some products.

What products have you used up lately? Let me know what you've been loving!

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