Sunday, 11 September 2016

The Big Blogger Expo| LDNmeetup

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well.

It’s currently summer time here in the UK and I must admit that it’s lovely to finally experience some stability in the weather without having to endure 4 seasons in one day as is usually the norm here!
On 24th July, 2016, I had the pleasure of attending the #BigBloggerExpo event organised by the lovely team at LDNmeetup (Lauren and Abi).

There were a wide range of exhibitors at the event which was absolutely awesome as it covered various areas such as beauty, fashion, lifestyle, food and even parenting! This meant that the event attracted a lot of different bloggers and I was really happy to have had the opportunity to meet such lovely people with wonderfully different interests and style. 

I literally did not know anyone that would be attending this event. I was super happy when the lovely Abigail ( ) and Tanya ( ) met me before the event. I couldn’t have possibly wished to meet anyone nicer :)

Now, as for the exhibitors, as we made our way around, I managed to take a few pictures which I have included below. I must say, the structure of the event was really good. It can sometimes feel rather overwhelming attending events given the volume of people present and the rush. However, the amount of people and exhibitors present at The Big Blogger Expo event was just right. I felt that I was able to go round and visit different stalls and speak to different bloggers at ease. 

JewelleryBox had one of the most eye catching stalls adorned beautifully with fine jewellery from earrings to necklaces and rings. 

Heaven Skincare had a lovely array of products displayed from cleansers and primers to their BeeBee cream. Looking forward to trying their range especially as they cater to sensitive skin aswell.

As someone with a science background who has a love for beauty products, I was certainly drawn to this brand as I felt it embodied in material form my likes and interest. We were introduced their dry shampoo and I am really looking forward to the opportunity to trying their products.

This was a very fun range! They’re multi-purpose balms with a couple which have a tint aswell as an original balm with no tint. It has a variety of uses including moisturiser, hair conditioning and since it also has healing properties it can also be used on sun burns! Sounds great especially for those days where one doesn’t have as much time on their hands or space in their bags for many products.

I am someone who works on the computer a lot… hence prone to repetitive strain injury. This range includes relaxing, soothing and calming. Sounds good to me!

Beautiful pieces which have a vintage feel to them. Jody Bell was also present at the event- it was definitely great to see someone who designed their creation to be present at an event where their pieces are present. It gives it a more personal feel.

Lovely pieces- I especially liked their trench coats.

For the foodies out there, this is certainly one to check out! They have a variety of food and drinks as well as a monthly subscription box.

Cute and creative gifts for babies! 

There was also a raffle session at the end… and I actually won something! My number was called out and I won a Happiness Planner! The girl who doesn’t usually win actually won :) And it was an awesome prize which from the sounds of it… a lot of people also wanted… with good reason too! The planner is beautiful and inspirational.

Did you attend the #BigBloggerExpo event or other events recently? Would love to hear from you!
Feel free to leave your links below so that I can check them out :)

Til next time

Sheen xxx

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Friendship | Sheen Speaks

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend! Here in London we finally have some sunshine…!

Today I wanted to talk about Friendship. I’m at that stage in life where I’ve completed my studies (for now…) and trying to find my place in this world. During these times it’s inevitable that one would look back and reflect on the ups and downs of the past and remember those who were present, and wonder about those who were absent. I remember back during the school days when we believed that once you had become friends with someone, it was a relationship that would last an eternity. You could become best friends in an instant and bond over the smallest and minute of things. As I’ve grown older, I slowly realised that this was not always the case. The days of easily making friends and building bonds were passing by rather swiftly. Over time, friends and relationships changed, but not always for the better. So, I thought I’d bring you a post today based on friendship. Below I have highlighted a few qualities that you can expect from a good friendship and also certain things which could potentially bring to light a toxic friendship.

Friendship bands

Sunday, 22 May 2016

New Collection | Sheen Speaks

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.

Today, I bring you some exciting news. I have decided to start a new collection on my blog called Sheen Speaks (#SheenSpeaks).

It comes as no surprise that I love blogging, writing and exploring different avenues. Although the focus of my blog so far has mostly be on beauty (which I have a keen interest on), I would like to expand my horizon and write about subject areas which is close to my heart and will hopefully also be of interest to you. The collection will have a focus on different aspects of life and on subject areas that are relatable.

I have previously written a blog post entitled Reflection, which was a look at the past year and the year to come, aswell as a post on Happiness which went live on the International Day of Happiness. I thoroughly enjoyed writing such posts, although it can be quite difficult because I found that I had to truly look within. Therefore, it would be great to combine these posts into a collection and add to it as time goes by. 

I am very excited about this new project! I am currently working on a post which will be going live this week. The collection will be fully launched on Sunday 29th May, 2016. I have decided to use the hashtag #SheenSpeaks as I would also like your input on the collection! If you have any questions, suggestions or topics you would like covered, please feel free to contact me either via email, or social media (@GoldenandSheen) and also using #SheenSpeaks.

Have a very lovely weekend.

Till next time

Sheen xxx

Sunday, 27 March 2016

The Bloggers Hangout | Bloggers Fashion Week

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the long bank holiday weekend.

On Monday 21st March, I attended the Bloggers Fashion Week (#BLFW) organised by The Blogger Hangout which I was super happy to have been invited to! I want to start off by saying that I truly enjoy and appreciate such events whereby you actually have the opportunity to interact with fellow bloggers, brands and founders and hear their story.

Sunday, 20 March 2016


Today is International Day of Happiness. I thought that would certainly qualify for a blog post :)

So let’s talk happiness. Happiness can mean different things to different people and not always the easiest word to define. When asked ‘What makes you happy’? What would your instant reaction or answer be? What is that thought or memory that fills you with contentment and positivity, makes you smile and leaves you with a warmth?

A picture from my recent trip to Portugal :)

Happiness is something we strive for. It is important not to give anyone the right to take this state of being away. Sometimes it is essential to remember to put yourself first and that’s ok for if you take care of your wellbeing you will be in a better place to help others. That’s not to say one should be selfish or neglect others to attain happiness. It also does not mean that to achieve happiness, you comprise someone else’s. It simply means that your emotional state is just as important as another.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Accessory of the Month | Double Sided Earrings

Hi everyone!
I hope you’re well. I was super excited to post today on the 29th of February… I mean seriously… the day only comes once every 4 years :)
This would be a great time to tell you about a piece of accessory that I have been obsessed with. Double sided earrings. This is something very new to me (and to the fashions scene it seems if I’m not wrong). I was attracted to them when I saw a fellow blogger wearing them in an Instagram picture (ofcourse). 

I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across the pair below in H & M and to make the experience even better my birthday was approaching so it was a little gift to myself. In my opinion, they are absolutely stunning. They have an antique feel to them with the intricate details on the back piece and the diamante on the front which really brings the piece together.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

The Bloggers Hangout | London Fashion Week Event

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are well and enjoying the weekend.

On Monday, I was super happy to attend a London Fashion Week event held by The Bloggers Hangout in Hoxton, London. I was a little worried that morning as it had been raining. Thankfully, by the time I was heading down to the event, the weather had pleasantly changed and there was even a little sunshine to brighten up the day.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Magnitone Barefaced!

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you are all well. We are already in the second month of 2016… oh how time flies! 

Today I bring you a post on Magnitone BareFaced Vibra-Sonic Cleansing Brush which I recently received when I took part in the Bloggers’ Hangout Twitter Party. Skin care is very important to me. Keeping ones skin clean and cleansed is an essential to achieve skin that is happy and healthy (ofcourse it goes hand in hand with other elements such as a good diet, healthy lifestyle and perhaps… good genes!). However, when one lives in the city in can be that bit more difficult to achieve this given the level of pollution in the environment. I have my little regime which I follow to try to keep my skin in decent condition which include the use of creams, hot cloths, facial scrubs and washes. One thing which I have yet to try, is a cleansing brush. 

Magnitone BareFaced, which retails for £70, came wrapped in a beautiful pink packaging complete with a bow and ribbon.