Kingfisher Autumn/Winter Beauty Haul

Autumn/Winter Beauty Haul 2016As you may know, I split my shopping time equally between Coventry and Birmingham – Coventry because I live here, and Birmingham because I sometimes get the urge to visit a River Island that is bigger than the average sized kitchen (seriously Cov, sort it out). ANYWAY, while I do generally stick to these two locations, sometimes I like to switch it up a bit by checking out other shopping centres in the local area – and this weekend, I got to tick another one of the list as I was invited along to the Kingfisher shopping centre in nearby Redditch.

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Gemporia Review

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As I creep ever closer to my 26th birthday, I’m starting to reflect on the fact that – contrary to what my chubby lil’ cheeks would imply – I’m actually getting older. And as I am getting older, there’s an increasing number of things that I am OVER, that cause me to get all “ain’t nobody got time for that!” The list of things that I no longer have time for includes (but is not limited to): the Daily Mail sidebar, heels that squash my toes, trying to make halter necks suit me aaaand rings that turn my finger green. Yes, important stuff.

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Chi Kitchen Birmingham: Alternative Afternoon Tea | Review

Chi Kitchen Birmingham Afternoon Tea | ReviewIf you know me then you’ll know I love afternoon tea and I’ll honestly never get sick of teeny tiny sarnies and cakes. However, I do get how some people might find them a bit samey after a while, so when I was asked to review this rather different afternoon tea in Birmingham, I was very intrigued. Pan-Asian restaurant Chi Kitchen now offer a unique Asian Afternoon Tea, and I popped along last weekend to try it out.

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Better Together | Current Favourite Product Combos

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I feel like us beauty fans are always on the quest for the one perfect product. The one foundation that will have amazing coverage but still leave a luminous finish; the one mascara that will add length, volume and flutterability; the one-sweep wonder lipstick that’ll be highly pigmented but still light on the lips and maybe even bring peace to the middle east. But recently I’ve gone for a slightly different tactic – why not combine two good products for one perfect finish? View Full Post

Johnny Loves Rosie | Blogger Breakfast

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love blogging. I love breakfast. So when Johnny Loves Rosie invited me to a bloggers’ breakfast at the lovely Cote Brasserie in The Mailbox I RSVPd faster than you can say “shovel all of the carbs into my mouth, please and thank you”. I already knew a little bit about jewellery brand Johnny Loves Rosie after seeing them on ASOS, but I was looking forward to finding out more – while hanging out with some of my favourite Birmingham blogger baes, of course.

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August Round-Up

August Round Up

‘Send nudes’ means nude nails, right? | New finger bling from the babes at Gemporia* | Garden chills | Boohoo PJs making me want to stay in bed even more than I already do | Feeling very hip hop hunny in white and gold | New hair! (Don’t get excited) | Choker and filter love | Calm down, it’s just a hair product | Legs, tea, books – aka the best things in life View Full Post

The Estee Edit | Haul & First Impressions

The Estee Edit | Haul

When this bundle of goodies landed through my door, I nearly had an emotional breakdown out of sheer excitement and gratitude. Look at all of the beautiful things! LOOK AT THEM. The Estee Edit is a new(ish) range by Estee Lauder, inspired by the iconic woman herself and her mantra that “beauty is an attitude”. The collection, which includes skincare as well as makeup, has been curated by the brand’s guest editors, including Kendall Jenner. As a wise man once said, if it’s good enough for a Jenner, it’s good enough for me. View Full Post

8 Ingredients for the Best Night Out Of Your Life (Probably)

claire 2At 25 years of age, I’ve now been going on nights out for EIGHT YEARS. Apart from just being a horrifying fact that makes me feel like a granny, what this really means is that by now I’ve sussed out the essentials needed for a good night out. I will point out that I nearly always have fun on nights out, mainly because my friends are heeee-larious and we could probably have a laugh in a skip if there was enough vodka and crisps, but there are of course some nights that are better than others. And, in my extensive experience, these are the nights that involve… View Full Post