Makeup Diaries and Challenges

My Summer No-Buy Challenge

I’m not sure what’s happening to me, I seem to be turning into some sort of domestic goddess. Normally, if ever I’ve had extra money to treat myself it’s always been makeup – I’m not really a clothes person. But lately, I’ve been really focussed on improving my flat and making it more homely. In […]

27 Jun 2017

High-End Beauty Products

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

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 of times. I wanted this post to be the post that I looked for, but […]

14 May 2017

Days Out

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

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

Affordable Beauty Products

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 to Instagram and Facebook to if anyone had any recommendations for amazing NYX products.  These were overwhelming yeses so I thought I had to […]

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 for a while. But I am realistic, Naked is amazing but it also costs […]

19 Apr 2017