I’ve got a few Kleenex to hand while I’m writing this because I’m prepared for it to get EMOSH. I’ve been back in rainy England for about a month now, but it’s finally time to reflect on my b-e-a-utiful holiday to Santorini – and what better way to reflect than with a little Santorini travel blog?! View Full Post
Flip me guys – it’s only bloody autumn already! Yes, it’s basically felt like autumn since May (what is this ‘summer’ you speak of?), but it’s actually, officially, properly here now. And while the colder season can be crap for a number of reasons – dark mornings, hat hair, DE-ICER – there are also some major advantages. Costa’s Christmas drinks menu, for example. Stollen, for another. Aaaaand an excuse to go shopping for a new autumn wardrobe! View Full Post
If you’re anything like me then no matter how many shopping sites there are out there, you could still always do with one more. Yes we have the likes of Missguided, Boohoo and Pretty Little Thing, but one more tab open on the screen never hurt anybody, did it? Luckily, I’ve discovered three new brands that are already pretty big on Instagram and are sure to become household names soon.
Cocktails and summer are the ultimate perfect pair (followed closely by cocktails and winter, and cocktails and always), so when I was recently sent The Tipple Box* it was absolutely fantastic timing.
Now, you all know that I’m usually all about the positive vibes. Aside from when I have to drive past a cyclist or see shoes made out of denim – ugh- I generally avoid negativity and focus on the good. However, I do think there’s a time and a place for some constructive criticism, and a beauty blog seems like just that. I’ve recently found myself a little less than impressed with a few products in my makeup bag, and now that they’re used up I had two choices: 1. shake my fist at the sky, throw them in the bin and spit on them (dramatic), or 2. take some snaps, talk through why I was unhappy with you guys and then pop them in the bin sans-spit (sensible and mature). View Full Post
If you’ve read my blog for a while (*cough* and if not then why not, hey?) then you might have heard me rave about ghd before - in fact, more than once. I’ve been a long time advocate of the brand and, while I know other electrical brands have upped their game over the last couple of years, for me ghd are still the ONE. Clearly plenty of other people agree, as this ghd are celebrating 16 years of giving all of us those good hair days – and to mark their birthday, they’ve released one of their bestselling stylers, the IV, in a limited edition Purple finish. View Full Post
In a complete 180 degree turn on my old attitude to skincare (which was, to summarise: zzz facewipes are all I need and I’ll be young forever) I now can’t get enough of the stuff. I’m always on the lookout for new products that will transform my dull, blotchy skin into something altogether more fabulous. Yep, I’m still chasing the dream of that #NoMakeupSelfie. I was recently sent the Anti-Redness Facial Cream* by Peachy Fox and, having seen it around the ‘gram a bit, I was intrigued to give it a go.
So, God knows how this happened considering my Christmas dinner feels like it was last week, but we’re now more than halfway through the year. EEK. In order to distract myself from the sheer panic of how quickly time is going (and that I really need to start putting more money into pension, seeing as I’ll be 70 in about two months at this rate), I decided to focus on some of my favourite brand discoveries of the year. Of course there are still five months for me to fall in love with new products, but for now these are my winners of 2017… View Full Post
Since making the switch from silver/grey hair to a darker blonde earlier this year, I’ve really been enjoying having warmer tones and a more natural look (something I never thought I’d say but guess I’m growing up, sob). It’s also SO much more low-maintenance thanks to having a root drag, i.e. a darker colour applied at my roots. However, nothing good lasts forever and last week it was finally time for me to have my roots done. My nephew was also christened the same week so I was in need of some styling help on the day too – and in stepped two amazing hair brands to help a sistah out. View Full Post