Inspiration and Motivation

10 Things I’m Grateful For This Week

I try really hard to live my life as positively as possible. That’s why my Instagram feed is littered with positive and motivational quotes. I’m a writer and believe in the power of the written word. Making the effort to be positive and surround yourself with positivity does have an impact. It’s important to show […]

8 Oct 2017

Subscription Boxes

Birchbox September

I know it’s October but better late than never right? I had cancelled my Birchbox subscription but then something about this box called to me! So, I had to resubscribe and order this box. The one thing I like about Birchbox is the element of choice. So even though I ordered my box at the […]

7 Oct 2017

Eye Shadow

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette has been on my wishlist for so long. Everyone in my life knew that I have been lusting after it since what felt like the beginning of time. I’ve been looking at it online longingly for months and have probably read a million blog posts about it. […]

1 Oct 2017

Parenting

10 Things Not To Say To a Single Mom

Normally, being a single mother doesn’t phase me. I’m so used to it, it’s my normal. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy just because I’m used to it. This past week has been hard. Ill kids, ill mommy, technological failures… the list goes on. You name it, we’ve experienced it this week. Admittedly,  I’m ill […]

24 Sep 2017

Subscription Boxes

Look Fantastic September Box

Well… if I was in love with last month’s box, this month’s was even better.  I’m definitely loving having my little monthly parcel on my doorstep. The September box was The Birthday Edit which was released to  celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Look Fantastic’s subscription boxes. This was an extra special box. Products Illamasqua mIni […]

18 Sep 2017

Dating and Relationships

How to Have The Perfect Date Night

Yesterday was date night! Yes, on a week night. It felt like I was 18 again. Drinking a gin cocktail on a Tuesday evening seemed ridiculously indulgent for a full-time working mum of two. The fact I’m no longer a student meant that it was sadly only the one.  But it was a special occasion. […]

13 Sep 2017

Reviews and Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Heat

I am a huge fan of Urban Decay eye shadow palettes and own all of the Naked Palettes. So,  I was really excited to hear about the launch of Naked Heat. It seems that I wasn’t the only one as it was all I’d heard about for months on social media. Everybody wanted to try […]

11 Sep 2017

Affordable Beauty Products

Sudocrem Skin Care Cream

I’m excited. Number 2 is fully potty-trained *pats self on back and pours a small glass of wine* so I’m finally leaving the baby stage of my life behind me. Woohoo!! Bye-bye baby wipes and bye-bye nappies!! One of the staples from the last 5 years of having a child in nappies has been Sudocrem. I’ve used […]

6 Sep 2017

Self-Love and Self Care

New School Year Resolutions

Yes, I realise it’s only September. Six weeks at home with my own kids has not sent me insane. For me though, September is the start of the year. It’s a side-effect of all the being institutionalised from the career path of school, university and back to school again, albeit this time as a teacher. […]

3 Sep 2017

Subscription Boxes

Look Fantastic August Beauty Box

My subscription box addiction just won’t subside. I’ve heard quite a few good things about the Look Fantastic boxes so I thought I’d try them out. Subscriptions start from £13 per month, if you commit to a 12 month contract, with one off boxes costing £15 and all of the subscription options have free delivery. […]

2 Sep 2017