How to Survive The Summer Holidays With a Toddler

I’m guessing you’ve all heard the term ‘threenager’ ? Sums up my nearly 3 year old perfectly. Toddlers are hard. There’s a reason why I’m writing this at 9:30pm with a well deserved glass of rosé next to me… This is the first moment of peace that I’ve had all day – make that all […]

7 Aug 2017

Days Out

Summer Holiday Bucket List

One of the good things about being being a teacher is the holidays, although they aren’t quite what they seem. I will inevitable have to go to into work to do bits and bobs, plus lesson planning doesn’t do itself.  However, I will have 6 whole weeks without an alarm clock and 6 whole weeks […]

26 Jul 2017


An Open Letter to A Former Friend

This quote is so important right now. It says so much. It’s also very true. Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love. Mandy Hale I’ve found that as I’ve got older, my responsibilities have increased. This has inevitably meant that my time for myself, let alone to spend the people […]

3 Jul 2017

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


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