A Couple’s Guide to Staying in Albufeira, Portugal

Wild & Co Albufeira

What do you do when you realise you’ve accidentally booked you and your boyfriend onto an 18-30s-style clubbing holiday? This was the question I was faced with earlier this year. After our gaw-juss holiday to Santorini last year, this year we decided to book somewhere a bit more cheap’n’cheerful (that house deposit isn’t going to fund itself, after all)(but, whyyyy?) and with a bit more of an atmosphere in the evening.

And thus, we ended up booking a hotel in Albufeira, Portugal. I’d never actually heard of it before. ‘The Algarve,’ I thought, ‘how fancy’. And then over the course of the next couple of months I heard of no less than three people heading there on stag weekends. What had I done? Was I accidentally going on a stag do with my boyfriend? Would we have to get matching tattoos on our arses?* View Full Post

My Dermal Fillers Experience (Nasolabial Folds)

Dermal Fillers Nose to Mouth LinesConsidering Instagram makes it look as if everyone in the country (plus their mums, plus their nans, plus their pets) have all had their lips done, and I’m pretty obsessed with trying any and all new beauty treatments, it’s surprising that I made it to the grand old age of 27 before I got any form of non-surgical tweaking. Yes, note the past tense. I’ve finally joined the masses and had a dermal filler treatment – but no, not in the lips like you might expect… View Full Post

7 Ways to Chic Up Your House

Bloom Magic bouquet in Scandi inspired white roomAs a gal who’s pretty obsessed with interiors – as in, I used to browse the homeware section of the Argos catalogue as a child, just for bants (yes I was very cool) – I’ve spent most of my adult life not really being able to gain much practical experience.

This is mainly because I’ve moved around a lot over the last ten years. At 18 I went from my mum’s house to uni, where I lived in three different houses (all with increasing levels of ick, naturally), then moved to my dad’s before I started renting with Lauren aged 22.  View Full Post

Is It Ever Too Late?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWatch: Nordgreen* | Co-Ord: Primark

The topic of this post has been rattling around my brain for a while; but without a sold thread to loop it all together, I ended up leaving it to tumble around with all of my other half-formed ideas and un-tweeted opinions on Love Island.

Then, as I was snapping these photos of the b-e-a-utiful Silver Mesh Philosopher* watch I was kindly sent from Nordgreen, I realised that this was the essence of the post: time and whether it’s ever ‘too late’.

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6 Style Staples You Need This Summer

And so, it’s happened: spring has finally rocked up, like a hungover teenager dragging themselves out of bed just in time for Christmas dinner, sheepishly dishing out the roast potatoes while trying to act like they’re not about to barf. And well, isn’t it about bloody time.

After the longest winter EVER, we’ve finally been blessed with a couple of nice weeks. This has led to me panic ordering a whole new wardrobe, which in turn has led to me identifying a few key style staples I think we all need to pick up this summer. With minimal dilly-dallying, onto my list…

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1. Anything with polka dots

Two things I always swore I would never change my mind on: polka dots and ITV presenter Stephen Mulhern. And look at me now, rocking polka dots left right and centre and tuning into Britain’s Got More Talent specifically to lol at Mulhern. Leopards truly can change their spots, dear readers. View Full Post

James Bushell Birmingham Salon | Review

James Bushell Harvey NicholsNo, your eyes do not deceive you: it’s me, I am alive! I’ve been so busy adjusting to my new job that I haven’t updated for well over a month, which is a travesty because it means I’ve been keeping the news about this amazing salon to myself. And I’m super sorry about this, because as well as being alive for the last month, I’ve also been livin’ life with the most beautiful hair.

(If I do say so myself. Which I do.) View Full Post