Beauty

My Top 5 Perfumes

Perfume is just another part of my beauty product obsession! I remember getting my first bottle of perfume at 16, when my gran bought me a small bottle of Anais Anais for Christmas. I loved it so much, took it everywhere and wore it every day –  even though I couldn’t pronounce it and still […]

21 Jan 2017

Beauty

My Brush Cleaning Routine

In my opinion, most make up, especially foundation, looks a lot better when it has been put on with a brush or a sponge. There are some amazing brushes available – I am a huge fan of the Real Techniques brushes. However, when using brushes, it is important to remember to clean them properly and […]

10 Jan 2017

Mental Health

In 2017 I will…

For me, 2016 has been a year of lessons. I’ve learnt even more about how to stand on my own feet and be the strong mother that my daughters deserve. I’ve learnt how to be myself, what I stand for and the values by which I live my life. I’ve removed people from my life this […]

1 Jan 2017

Beauty

My New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

  It’s that predictable time of year when everyone’s attention turn to self-improvement and how we can make the upcoming year a better year for ourselves. Yep it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions. I wouldn’t necessarily say that I’ve had an horrendous 2016, but I can’t lie, I’m looking forward to it being over and […]

31 Dec 2016

Beauty

My Latest Sleek Makeup Haul

Anyone who has read my letter to Santa will know that I was really excited to open my not-so-secret-gift. It was one of the huge Sleek Makeup Christmas collection boxes. As much as I love the excitement of limited edition products, it can be a pain if they’re amazing as I then have to buy up as […]

29 Dec 2016

Mum Life

The Trials and Tribulations of Potty Training

So, Miss A is now 2 years old and ever since she was around 18 months, lovely, helpful family members, colleagues, acquaintances and friends have repeatedly told me that the reason that she isn’t potty trained is because I am lazy. Apparently, if I had to endure the difficulties of using Napisan and terry towelling […]

24 Dec 2016

Mum Life

Mummy’s Letter to Santa

My eldest is currently obsessed with writing. She’s just started school and simply cannot stop writing. I was intrigued when she wanted to write a letter to Santa as I wanted to see if I had got what she was after. I have got it exactly right and now I feel like Supermum! But what […]

23 Dec 2016

Beauty

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Expérimenté

So, when I say I hunted for this, I mean hunted high and low even to the point of sending my poor dad into House of Frasers across the country (he’s a train conductor, I didn’t make him drive for miles) in order to find this shade. I really wanted Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Experimente […]

19 Dec 2016

Beauty

Why wearing red lipstick doesn’t make me less of a feminist

Recently, I keep hearing the idea that I cannot possibly be a feminist because I am interested in ‘frivolities’ such as makeup and jewellery. Obviously this means that because I highlight and contour that I cannot possibly be interested in equality for women. Or want myself, my daughters and in fact every woman in the […]

17 Dec 2016

Beauty

L’Oreal Colour Riche Gold Obsession in Rouge Gold

I’m not even going to pretend that I’m not obsessed with red lips. A slick of red lipstick is part of my non-working uniform. At the last count, I owned 57 lip products. Most of them lipsticks.  Most of them red. What can I say? I know what suits me and stick to it. Red […]

15 Dec 2016