It’s been a wee while since I talked about makeup on the blog, and if you thought this might be because I’ve been going for a more natural look then you’d be WRONG. I still slap at least four layers of makeup on before heading to the shop for milk*, and am still making it my mission to find the absolute best products out there, in terms of both performance and value.
There have been a few makeup bits in the last month or so that have really stuck out to me – yep, including THE hyped mascara of the moment, Bad Gal Bang – so I thought I’d quickly round up why I’m loving them. Oh, and there are some honourable mentions to some skincare too.
*This is a joke… ish.
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If you love food as much as I do, then this post is for you. Not only does it contain a review of the brand new Stratford-Upon-Avon Miller & Carter restaurant (complete with snaps of some proper drool-worthy food), but I’ve also teamed up with steakhouse to give one of you the chance to win a gift card to visit your local! View Full Post
Baker boy hat: Boohoo | Slogan tee: Boohoo | Jeans: New Look | Vans*: Footway
I was listening to a podcast recently (moment of smugness for the fact that I’m taking my mission to spend my time consuming better forms of content this year seriously, please) and the presenters discussed a new study that’s been done into adolescence and adulthood. According to said study, adulthood no longer starts at 18 as it traditionally has in the eyes of society and the law; in fact, we’re now in the adolescent phase until around the age of 25. View Full Post
There are two words guaranteed to brighten any gloomy afternoon, but which are ESPECIALLY welcome in this never-ending month of January. Nope, not ‘free bar’ (though that comes close second): spa day.
I recently received a kind invitation to Hoar Cross Hall, and after checking it out online, I knew I was in for something really special. This Grade II listed stately home looked unlike any other spa I’d visited, and so last Sunday morning I whizzed over there with high expectations. (And by ‘whizzed’ I obviously mean I crept across at about 5 miles per hour because it had snowed overnight and the Derbyshire country roads were close to giving this city girl a breakdown.) View Full Post
Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Whether you love it, loathe it, or are largely indifferent to it but always like an opportunity to get presents (hands-up emoji from me), the day is coming. And so, like the kind soul I am, I’ve put together a brief list of present ideas to woo and impress the lady in your life.
Satin Kimono: Hunkemoller* View Full Post
Crop Top* & Heels*: Entire Desire | Trousers: Topshop (similar here) | Bag: Michael Kors
Hello there my little internet pals. Originally this was going to be a generic #ootd post, showcasing this (surprise, surprise!) monochromatic ensemble. However, something kind of strange has been happening to me over the last couple of months that’s meant that no longer seemed enough. And it’s this: I’ve grown sick of fluff. View Full Post
You may be shocked to learn that my half-arsed blogging and re-posting of quotes on Instagram do not provide me with a full-time wage – no, instead I cruelly have to graft in an office for a living.
I kid (kinda) – I actually really like my job and feel lucky to have landed a position that I wanted for so long. My current role is as a Content and Social Media Executive at a beauty brand and, as I know this is an industry fellow bloggers are pretty interested in, I thought I would put together a little overview of my normal working day.
Is working in beauty always glamorous? Does a job in social media really involve sitting on Instagram all day? Read on to find out… View Full Post
Almost two whole years ago now, I wrote a post on my 2016 Travel Wishlist. As much as I can’t believe that time’s gone that quickly (seriously, how do we stop this ageing process guys and gals?), when I look back at that post I am pretty impressed with how many places I’ve managed to travel to in that relatively short time. Since that post, I’ve been lucky enough to visit Barcelona, Florida, Budapest, Santorini and Dublin. Not bad for a girl who a few years ago hadn’t seen much culture beyond Magaluf, hey? View Full Post
If there’s been one hyped-up beauty product in recent years that has given me serious FOMO, it’s the facial cleansing brush. Designed to deep-clean, exfoliate and tone, it seemed like the product my skin was crying out for – and like a lot of women, it was top of my Christmas list (okay, maybe second after a puppy – that’s a dream I’m never giving up on, dammit).
So, you can imagine my absolute delight when the amazing Magnitone London Vibra-Sonic™ Facial Cleansing Brush* arrived at Casa de Claire, right in time to get my skin glowing for Christmas. In a stunning limited edition rose gold finish, the skincare tool instantly caught my attention – who wouldn’t want this pretty addition to their bathroom? But mainly I was excited to put the Magnitone to the test and see if these brushes are worth the hype. View Full Post