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
Yes lads and lasses, you read that title right: I, the self-proclaimed chicken nugget queen and girl who once had a reputation at work for eating pork pie for breakfast (one time might I add, but some reps just stick with you), have stopped eating meat. It was a change I’d been slo-o-o-wly moving towards for a while, but for the last couple of months I’ve gone cold tofu and kicked my meat habit.
Okay, I can almost hear the eye-rolls from here. But I’ll kick off by saying that this isn’t intended to be a preachy post where I try to urge you all to start milking almonds – instead, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve noticed since making the change from meat-eater to things-that-are-shaped-like-meat-eater. View Full Post
If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your dad, boyfriend, husband, brother, brother-from-another-mother or whoever this Christmas then you can start to breathe easy. Why? Is it because men have finally started to appreciate Diptyque candles and Becca highlighters as much as we have and we can start sharing? Er, no. But I have found the perfect new luxury men’s brand, making finding that special present 320 times easier this year. Phew.
White Tassel Dress: Pretty Little Thing* | Denim Jacket: Boohoo | Earrings: H&M | Shoes: New Look
Oh my goodness, have you ever seen anything so sassy? And the dress is pretty cool too. I kid, obviously; there’s nothing sassy about me currently sitting in my bed wearing gym leggings with no chance of actually attending the gym, whereas this dress is 100% sass. View Full Post
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
Now this might shock you considering I put out about, ooh, one whole post a month these days, but blogging is not my full-time job (or anything remotely close). Instead, I earn my
wine tokens money by working in the marketing team of a large hairdressing company, which means that although I usually look like a hot mess, I’ve learned a thing or two about hair. And as sharing is caring, I thought I’d share some of these handy tips with you.