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


Mini H&M Haul

I am a huge H&M fan and was thrilled when my local city finally got a store and saved me a 45 minute journey just to have a look at what they had to offer. The new store has been open a few weeks but I’ve not really had the time to properly browse, until […]

15 Apr 2017


7 Ways I Manage My Anxiety

After posting my recent post about how living with anxiety makes me strong, I received lots of positive feedback about my openness, but also lots of questions asking me for the strategies that I use. I was initially hesitant to write this post because I am not an expert by any means. I just write about […]

10 Apr 2017

Makeup Trends

Natural Make Up for Spring

Yay! Spring is here. The clocks have gone forward and the evenings are lighter! And although I didn’t enjoy losing an hour of sleep or the last few days of having to convince B and A that yes it is acceptable to go to bed when it’s light, I am happy that Spring is here […]

29 Mar 2017


Collection Velvet Kiss Moisturising Lip Cream

I’m old enough to remember when Collection used to be Collection 2000 and I used to buy quite a few of their products using my Saturday job wages. Twenty years later and not much has changed… my actual wages mostly get spent on makeup after childcare, bills and my car. I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately […]

24 Mar 2017


How Living With Anxiety Makes Me Stronger

I am a member of what feels like a million Facebook groups and follow lots of blogs. What can I say? I love reading and interacting with like minded people. Yet, despite the massive amount of reading that I do, it’s been a while since something really resonated and wasn’t about the joys of red lipstick […]

22 Mar 2017


Primark Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon in Midnight

It’s no secret that I’m partial to a bold lip or that I’m a fan of Primark make up. And I really do like these Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayons, so much so that I wish they did more colours. The range is pretty limited. I felt like a change today, so thought I would try […]

20 Mar 2017

Dating and Relationships

10 Reasons I Love Being Single

When I first found myself single again, I hated it. I found it  hard to adjust to being ‘me’ again after being ‘we’. I found everything hard. Living by myself, parenting alone and just being by myself every day. It didn’t help that it had been such a long time since I’d last been single […]

16 Mar 2017

Health and Fitness

7 Self-Care Sunday Tips

The past couple of weeks have been an incredibly difficult time in my personal life. Bereavement is hard. My initial reaction was to throw myself into arrangements, blogging, cleaning even – anything was a distraction. Thing is, whilst at times I’ve been grateful of the distraction, and incredibly grateful that I have two little people […]

12 Mar 2017