Mac Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson

It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve written a product review. I’ve spent a while writing a few lifestyle posts; spending quality time with my girls and focussing on my day job. I absolutely promise that I’ve been buying and experimenting, I haven’t given up being a product junkie and it’s fitting that my […]

19 Jun 2017


Why I am celebrating Father’s Day as a Single Mum

This week, I’ve read a lot of social media posts saying that single mothers celebrating Father’s Day is wrong. The reasoning being that it diminishes the role of the father in the lives of our children, and that we as mothers shouldn’t do it. I hugely believe in the important role that fathers play in the […]

12 Jun 2017

Inspiration and Motivation

5 Quotes To Live By

I write. A lot. So it is no surprise that I love reading. Although I have to be honest, most of what I read nowadays is non-fiction. Selected solely for its purpose to both inspire and educate me. I rarely read fiction –  excluding Julia Donaldson and the Biff, Chip and Kipper series every evening […]

29 May 2017

Health and Fitness

5 Tips for the perfect beauty sleep

As doctors say, prevention is better than cure. They’re right. This theory applies to makeup too. I simply don’t have the time in the morning for the layers of colour correcting and concealing that I would need after a bad night’s sleep. Sleeping well and feeling refreshed is an important part of my routine to […]

15 May 2017


Dealing with the loss of my mum

My reason for writing this post and explaining how I feel about it is two-fold. I hope to better understand my own thoughts and also help someone else. Grief really is unpredictable, all consuming and hits at the most unlikely times. I wanted this post to be the post that I looked for, but couldn’t […]

14 May 2017

Making Memories

My day out to Liverpool

It is so, so rare that I get an actual child-free day to myself that when the Bank Holiday came around and I found myself child-free, I took full advantage and did something out of the ordinary. This Bank Holiday, my girls were with their father for a change so I decided to head to Liverpool […]

7 May 2017

Monthly Favourites

My April Favourites

And April is over! It’s now May. I remember being a child and time used to move so slowly but nowadays it seems to absolutely fly by. How am I on another favourites  post already???     April has been more of a relaxed month than March was, and having two weeks off work was really […]

4 May 2017


Unboxing a Pink Mushroom Geometric Necklace

I was so excited to receive one of these beautiful necklaces. I follow Nonia – the founder of Pink Mushroom – on Instagram and her designs are so beautiful! (Check out her page !) The first thing that stood out when I received the necklace was the beautiful packaging! I love these organza little bags and […]

1 May 2017


Nyx Butter Lipstick and Intense Butter Gloss

I’ve clearly been hiding under the rock of high-end products for years and haven’t tried any NYX products until very recently. I liked what I tried so  put a request out onto Instagram and Facebook to ask my followers if they had any recommendations for amazing NYX products.  These are just two of what I […]

21 Apr 2017