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.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Cosmetic Haul – Sleek MakeUp

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend! All set for the week ahead?

What better way to end the month of January than to bring you a makeup Haul from the festive season! During the December sales, Sleek cosmetics had promotions on certain products which I felt I could not miss out on. I have previously tried their eyeshadow palettes and their lipsticks. I was indeed pleasantly surprised. I have been interested in trying their face products for a while and during the sales found a good opportunity to do so. At first, I must admit, I was a little reluctant to place the order on the website given that the post and package fee is a little on the higher side (closer to the £5 mark). However, balancing that with the number of items ordered, the discounts during the sales period, and the fact that the delivery is a tracked service, I thought I should treat myself!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Tea Tox

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the festive season!

After all the festivities of the end and beginning of the year, along with excess consumption of all those delicious meals and treats, we reach a point where we wish to shed a few pounds or more. We may arrive at a stage where we wonder ‘where has my waistline gone…?’ Some may choose to embark on diets, trips to the gym, whilst others embrace (willingly or reluctantly) both diets and exercise regimes.

I am not one who tends to follow strict diets. I prefer incorporating healthy ways to eat and exercise routines in my lifestyle so that it becomes something easy to follow rather than a nightmare which is hard to bear. 

I recently took part in an online event and was kindly sent a gift from Slendertoxtea, an online health supplement company. I received their Daytox and a packet of the Sleeptox which I am looking forward to trying.  They state on the website: ‘Slendertoxtea is a 100% herbal, clean detox blend developed from a South East Asian botanicals, you can benefit from.’ The plans for the day and night range from 14 days to 3 months and can be used by both women and men. 

The Daytox should be taken every morning as near to waking for the duration of the tea tox period.

Green Tea (leaf)
Mate (leaf)
Hawthorn (berry)
Tea (flower)
Fennel (seed)
Dandelion (leaf)
Stinging Nettle (leaf)

This should be taken every other night a few hours before going to sleep.

Valerian (root)
Senna (leaf)
Sacred Lotus (leaf)
Hawthorn (berry)
Tea (flower)
Orange (fruit)
Chinese Rhubarb (root)

One thing I did notice when opening the packet, was that the little tag on the tea bags, be it from the Daytox or the Sleeptox, were both the same colour. They were both red with no indication of which tea tox the bag was from. I removed a couple from each packet and for one of them I did end up getting a little confused as to whether it was the one for day or night! I think it would have been great to have a different colour tag or some sort of indication on the tag to make it clear which tea tox it was to avoid confusion and mixtures.

I do like my herbal teas with peppermints and chamomile being my favourite. I am looking forward to trying something new starting with these teas. Let me know what you do to shed the pounds. If you have tried the Slendertoxtea, I would love to hear your thoughts on the product and how you got on with them.

Till next mes amies!

Sheen xxx