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

Family

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

Jewellery

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

Lips

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

Dupes

Urban Decay Naked 1 vs Makeup Revolution Iconic 1

I’ve been hearing for a while that Makeup Revolution have produced dupes for Urban Decay’s Naked palettes and decided to try them for myself and find out.  I am a huge fan of the Naked palettes and have had the original (and in my opinion the best!) since 2010 when my dad purchased it for […]

19 Apr 2017

Foundation

Givenchy Mattissime Velvet Fluid

I know that my favourite foundation is Giorgio Armani Power Fabric but there really isn’t any harm in trying other foundations. After all, I love make up and suddenly have an interest in foundation because a lot of new ones are coming onto the market. There are new formulations and big promises made. I want […]

17 Apr 2017