Mother’s Day can really sneak up can’t it? Somewhere between the excitement of pancake day, the start of spring and Easter, you can easily forget (it's next Sunday if you're wondering!). I feel bad for my boyfriend because he also has my birthday and his Mum’s birthday in the run up to Mother’s Day, so I think he kind of runs out of ideas and energy! This year we were invited to choose some Mother’s Day gifts from amara.com and it’s totally taken the pain out of the process for him - you can see the relief on his little face!
19 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017
Yep, it's that time of year again - hit the panic button because it's nearly mother's day and you've no idea what to buy Mum this year! Don't worry, because I have some really practical and beautiful ideas for you from aplaceforeverything.co.uk
14 Mar 2017
It's probably a really daft thing to say, but much as I love a lot of things about winter, the cold and darkness really seems to have dragged on this year, and I'd had enough by the end of January! Spring is finally on the way, and I'm excited for all the new-ness that brings, so what better time to look back at the products I've been loving over the past season eh?
7 Mar 2017
23 Feb 2017
Too Faced are knocking it out of the park lately with their collaborations! You may have seen recently over on my Instagram I mentioned a limited edition collaboration between Skinny Dip and Too Faced which resulted in a gorgeous glitzy makeup bag filled with some of Too Faced most popular products. That one was a little more difficult for us to get hold of here in the UK, so it's good to know that the next amazing collab Too Faced have for us is available at Debenhams. Oh and did I mention it's only a collab with the amazing Kat Von D!!!
21 Feb 2017
It's typical for me to make wish lists when I can't spend, go guess what? I'm on a ban! What's funny about it is that I've not put myself on the ban - my best friends have imposed it because it's my birthday next month and they don't want me going out and buying things they might have already bought me! Sounds sweet right? It is, but their warning was rather venomous and they're not to be messed with, so window shopping only for me!
17 Feb 2017
When I was a kid my Mum called me the 'pink and purple people eater' because those were my favourite colours and I would always put them together. I think back then if I'd been able to create a perfume, it would have looked exactly like this one by Katie Price! All the gorgeous shades of Pink, purple and holographic to boot! The fragrance is called Purple Heart, and it's available exclusively from Tam Beauty - the Makeup Revolution guys.
14 Feb 2017
I'm back after what feels like so long! I've been poorly with the whole cough and cold situation that's been going around and I just couldn't find the energy to blog and take photos - I could barely keep my eyes open for Netflix! Anyway, a great post to come back to and make me feel better is one filled with beautiful new makeup colours, like this collection of lipsticks and glosses from Tropic. This is my first time trying the brand, so it's been really fun to experiment with the products. Stay on until the end for all the lip swatches and a chance to win your favourite shades!
31 Jan 2017
Benefit have added a new line to the They're Real range, and to my surprise, it's not an eye product! They're Real Double the Lip is a range of lipsticks with a built in lip liner, all cleverly shaped like a teardrop to make application super easy.
26 Jan 2017
After the excesses of Christmas and the general toll winter takes on my skin, my poor little face was in need of some TLC, so it was good timing for Elemis to be launching a new collection of in-store facials! They're called Skin Solutions facials, and there are five to choose from depending on your skin's needs.
18 Jan 2017
10 Jan 2017
Last weekend, when the weather was pretty chilly and I was about to get dressed to go out, I realised that I hardly own any jumpers! I'm not really sure how this has happened, but over time I've just become more and more of a dress wearer, to the point where I hardly have much of a winter casj wardrobe at all. Generally I don't think jumpers are the most flattering on me, certainly not if they're bulky and have no shape at all to them. But, I decided to have a look around for some more interesting knitwear that might work well - generally longer styles with a bit of structure or a finer knit seem to be good options. And somehow, unintentionally, all of my choices are either pink or grey!
8 Jan 2017
It's such a reflective time of year right now what with people setting goals, making resolutions and embarking on new challenges such as losing weight, getting fit, saving for a holiday or starting a new hobby. I'm a real sucker for getting all of those new year new start feelings too. I've also been indulging myself in the odd daydream of how my life would change if I were a millionaire, maybe it's all that Christmas cheese I ate !
5 Jan 2017
Happy New Year! I've had a lovely little break over Christmas and hope you did too. Now I know I rarely do favourites posts, but as we've just started a new year, I felt like looking back on what I'd enjoyed in 2016. The year that gave us Brexit and Trump at least had a few great new beauty products!
29 Dec 2016
With Christmas over and New Year now becoming the focus, I'm sure lots of us are already thinking about how we're going to celebrate and what kind of party look we want to go for. I'm not great at up-dos at all, but really enjoy putting curls and waves in my hair to give me a look that says I made an effort! ghd kindly sent me their platinum copper luxe premium gift set and challenged me to create a festive look with added sparkle, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to share my tips on how I use ghds to curl my hair.
20 Dec 2016
I love so many things about Christmas, but one particular highlight has to be that never ending excuse for festive shopping trips! I recently did some Christmas shopping at London Designer Outlet in West London, and had a great time not only checking out the shops but also trying one of the lovely restaurants and even having a little spin on their ice rink!
17 Dec 2016
Still struggling to fill those final gaps on your Christmas shopping list? Don't worry, me too! Especially when it comes to those annoying people that seem to have everything and say they don't 'need' anything for Christmas - it's just so tough to come up with new ideas every year. Going for a personalised gift is sort of my secret weapon - it puts a new slant and angle on a gift to make it special with a name or a little in joke phrase and turns an ordinary gift into something really special. I've found some great personalised items at I Just Love It again this year, and there's still time to order this weekend for Christmas delivery, so I hope these might inspire you with those tricky final gift selections.
15 Dec 2016
6 Dec 2016
2 Dec 2016
Not that I ever need an excuse to get glammed up with beautiful makeup, but if I did, then a Christmas party would be top of the ideal occasions list. Once the calendar flips to December my thoughts instantly turn to glitter, gold, sequins, red and all things similarly festive to turn up that special Christmas feel. Debenhams and YSL have kindly provided me with a perfect selection of products to get me festive party ready, so read on to see how I got on with them...