If you’re a blogger, or know someone who is, then you’ll know that we’re sensitive souls – and this means that when it comes to our blogging space, we need everything to be just perfect. For example, it’s a universal truth that we can’t physically sit down to blog without a smoothie in a mason jar by our side, or the aroma of a Diptyque candle wafting into our nostrils. And I’ve personally been known to faint if I go longer than five minutes without seeing something copper or marble. It’s just the way we are – we are artistes. View Full Post
Hello there my little festive elves! Christmas shopping season is upon us, and before I start churning out my gift guides (aka not-so-subtle hints to my family members of what I’d like to receive come December 25th, please and thanks), I decided to dedicate a full post to this oh-so-cute little gift that plopped through my letterbox last week. Looking for a quirky present for the girl who has EVERYTHING? Look no further than the lovechild of flower delivery company Bloom & Wild and beauty box giants Birchbox: the Birchtree. View Full Post
I’ll be honest: I’m one of those people who’s kind of always on a diet. In the words of Regina George, “I really want to lose three pounds” (times four); but my problem is that I bloody LOVE food and going out for dinner and drinks is pretty much my main hobby in life. I wish it could be spinning, but alas.
Okay, unladylike confession time: up until a couple of weeks ago, I had never experienced a spa day. Or even a spa. Or even a swimming pool that wasn’t in a grotty leisure centre or an Ibiza hotel, to be honest. It was something that hadn’t appealed to me, probably just because I didn’t have a need for it. But, as I’ve sashayed through my 20s and started experiencing more stressful situations (have you ever dealt with letting agents?!), the urge for a relaxaing, pampering experience has been stronger and stronger. So when I was recently invited along to visit the Cedarwood Spa in the nearby Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel, I jumped at the chance.
Birthday champagne | Birthday prosecco | Birthday slippers (seeing a theme?)
Lush event | Autumnal uniform | Loveheart-eye-emoji-inducing chrome nails
Decor deets | Debenhams’ #Glamoween event | Layering experimentation
If you know me well (or even just speak to me for about twenty minutes) then you’ll know the 3 things I absolutely could not do without are fake tan, acryllic nails and false eyelashes. They are my trifecta of ‘going out out’ beauty items, and I think I’d genuinely rather go out without shoes on then without one of them. As such, the fact I’ve been able to try out THREE new eyelash brands lately is just fabulous and also dandy. As much as I love my trusty Eylure and my cheaper Primark Sultry lashes, it’s always good to see what other alternatives are out there and I feel like I’ve now discovered some proper gems. Read on my little friends, read on…
So remember back in August (here to be exact) when I said that I couldn’t wait for autumn/winter fashion and shopping? Well I completely take that back because it’s now freezing and I can’t find a new coat that I like and I AM THE MOST STRESSED PERSON ABOUT IT EVER.
Taking care of my skin has started to creep up my list of priorities over the last year or so – I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’ve stopped watching TOWIE so I have more time to dedicate to the important things now. Anyway, the days of just swooshing a face wipe around my face are thankfully long gone (except for when I’m drunk, obvi) and I’m currently in a proper skincare regime. There are four products I’m using regularly at the moment that I’m a big fan of, and they actually – gasp – make me look forward to cleansing at the end of the day.