Skincare Favourites: September 2021 Update

I think I just need to accept that skincare update posts will roll around as quickly as the change in seasons. Number one I really enjoy skincare. Trying new products, sticking to a routine and love seeing results when a product or set of products works well. And two, I really enjoy writing these posts….

February Favourites – Skincare, Essie nail varnish and home updates

Monthly favourite blog posts are posts I love to read and write, but always, always forget about. So, let’s see how long I keep up with this latest reincarnation of the series, hey? February was a nice little month – it brought some annual leave from work, home organisation, sunshine, blue skies, warmer weather and optimism!   I’m feeling much brighter about…

How to prevent ‘maskne’ 101

Found yourself a victim of the dreaded ‘maskne’ from wearing face coverings when nipping to the shop? Same. Whilst I didn’t buy into the fact that my flare-ups were caused by face mask wearing at first, I can now see a pattern – especially when I’m wearing make-up as well. It seems to be a bacteria-breeding ground frenzy. Just what I want…

2021 – What’s Next?

Another New Year has passed us by and we’ve put 2020 to bed. I’m feeling confident about 2021 and to be honest, 2020 wasn’t the worst year on record for me and mine. Actually, it was a good year for prioritising. We went on our first holiday in three years up to Coniston in the…

Hair Journey – Growing my hair in lockdown

Extra time at home had had some perks, the main being that my hair has grown for the first time in years. I had my hair cut into a bob in 2011 and have been religiously dyeing it for even longer, so hair growth isn’t always in my favour. But being in lockdown means I’ve…

Dressing My Fiance for Autumn – A/W Trends

With the autumn in full swing, I love layering up my outfits from the colder weather, but what about your man looking stylish at the same time? The current trends for men’s fashion are going back in time, and it’s true that history does, in fact, repeat itself because plaid checked shirts and 90’s bucket…

Beauty Treatments I’ve Had – It’s Ok To Talk About It

I’m not against surgery if I felt I had thought it thoroughly and had genuine reasons to improve myself in certain areas of my body. I’m a fan of a facial, a spot of dermaplaning and the odd chemical peel. If I didn’t already have huge lips, I might be swayed to add a ml…

Pixi V Aldi – Glow Tonic & Vitamin Wake Up Mist Dupes

If you know me, you know I’m a huge Aldi fan. Food, toiletries, home stuff, you name it, it’ll be in my house. So when I was having my weekly read of the booklet and I spotted Aldi were releasing their own glow tonic, I was intrigued… The PIXI dupe is in Aldi stores now…

Is There Still a Pressure to Wear Make Up At Work?

I love wearing make up, buying make up and reading make up reviews. Lipsticks are my fave beauty product to buy thanks to the multiple brands available both on the high street, in Boots & Superdrug to high-end brands such as Dior, NARS and Charlotte Tilbury. But when it comes to wearing a full face…

Derma V10 Clay Masks Review

I love a pamper sesh and having my new dressing room space in the new house (how long can I keep calling it new after living for here three months?!) means I can take myself upstairs, now Love Island has finished for a pamper. Derma V10 is a brand I first came across a few…

An Introduction to Soap & Glory Bodycare

I’m a long-time fan of Soap and Glory products and they’re my go-to when I fancy a pamper sesh. I read this post from I Like Tweet this morning asking if skincare is the new self-care and I couldn’t agree more. Taking the time to lock myself in the bathroom with a range of products…

July Birchbox Review

I’ve been subscribed to Birchbox for a good few months now and whilst, I do sometimes get bored of the familiar samples that arrive month on month; every few boxes I get to try a box full of brand new products. Welcome, July… As much as I’m a makeup fan, I love receiving hair, body…

Getting Engaged & Unecessary Pressure

I feel like I’ve taken a much more lax view to blogging lately. I’m enjoying sharing little snippets here and there and working with brands that I enjoy and want to share. I thought I’d check in with a little life update and to share these photos I took earlier this week. We’ve been in…

Beauty // BECCA Cosmetics, Glow Bar Launch

BECCA is a makeup brand I’ve admired for a good few years. I initially followed the brand for their range of highlighers, namely Champagne Pop. So, when I heard the brand was launching a makeup counter in John Lewis in L1 and had a mini launch planned, I headed along to learn a bit more…

Beauty // Indeed Labs Skincare Review

I’m sure you know how much I love discovering new skincare launches and trying new products. Whilst I’m brand loyal when it comes to some products; Estee Lauder for foundation or L’Oreal for mascara for example, I think the skincare market is huge and there are so many cool brands bringing new things to the…