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…

The Importance of Organising Your Money Before You Travel

It costs a lot of money to go travelling, and that’s what deters many people from being adventurous when it comes to their holidays. But you don’t want to go to the same cheap all-inclusive resort every year. You should aim to expand your horizons from time to time, and it doesn’t have to be…

Buying Our House – What Renting Taught Me

Renting is a mind-field. Since we bought our house earlier this year we’re out of the trap, thank god. But if you’re a renter who’s saving for a deposit or, shock horror, someone who is happy renting and likes the flexibility of not being tied in, I’m now ready to look back on my experience…

Life Lately – July Round-Up

July is another month that’s passed me by in a blur. These summer months are by far my fave thanks to the never-ending sunshine, enjoying great food and exploring new places on the doorstep. Here’s what happened – The lovely Laura over at My Foodie Journey headed over to the Titanic Hotel as I sadly…

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…

Life // May Favourites

It’s been a while since this blog had a strong beauty focus, and I mean even though I’m currently not evening wearing make-up to work, I’m letting my love for beauty and skincare products take over. Being in the new house means I love finding new corners to take photos and share on here and…

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…

Spa // Macdonald Craxton Wood Spring Spa Indulgence Review

I don’t know about you, but a spa day is such a welcome way to relax in my world. The last few months have been all go with lots happening; house moves, engagements and turning 30, so a day of relaxation in beautiful surroundings was certainly needed. The Macdonald Craxton Wood hotel & spa is…

Travel // The Most Scenic Places to Visit in England #AD

England is so much more than its busy capital. It’s more than bustling cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle- as fantastic as these places are, they don’t show the entire picture of the UK. England is full of truly sensational scenery and landscape, and if you want to be wowed by the views or…

Recipes // 4 Easy Dinner Recipes

It’s been so long so I lasted posted recipes on Ruth Writes. Nearly a year I think. If you know me in real life you’ll know I love to cook. I’ve followed Slimming World for nearly a year now and having successfully lost (and kept off!) 1 and ½ stone, so cooking tasty dinners that…

Interiors // Dressing Room Decor

If you caught up with my last post or follow me over on Instagram, you’ll have seen that Darren and I have moved house. Into our first very own owned home. Leaving renting behind is a fantastic feeling but now comes the task of decorating an entire house! Whilst we’re lucky that we already have…

Life // Things I Loved in April

Life lately has been busy. Manic, in fact. Whilst I do plan to talk in full about everything that’s been going on (if you follow me over on Instagram, you’ll see we bought a house and got engaged. Yep). Whilst our move is still on-going, I thought I’d check-in and share what I’ve been up…

Travel // Why Everyone Should Solo Travel

Travelling the world is a very exciting experience but when you try and make plans with a group then this can make the whole thing that bit more difficult. After all, you have to make sure that everyone is free on the same day and that everyone is up for the activities that are present…

Travel // 4 Great Spa Destinations to Visit This Year

Winter takes a lot out of us. The days are dark, our immune system is stretched to its limits, and we want to make changes to our lifestyle to stay more active and healthier. There’s no better way of embarking on a journey of transformation than visiting a spa resort or a remote retreat for…