Hey guys and gurrrls! It’s been a while since I did a Monthly Must-Haves post, and I was wondering why this was. Have I cut down on my online shopping? Er no. Have I suddenly become rich and just buy everything I want straight away, eliminating the need to compile wishlists? Also no. Oh yes, that’s it: IT’S BEEN WINTER FOR APPROXIMATELY 73 YEARS. View Full Post
To celebrate finally being out of the drudge-fest that was January, a couple of weeks ago I whisked my boyfriend on a romantic night away in Manchester. I say whisked – I mean I chuntered up the M6 in my Fiat 500, enjoying that lo-o-o-ong stretch of 50mph speed limit; and I say romantic – I mean I booked a budget city centre hotel with the last bit of my Christmas spending budget. But still, the thought was there guys. View Full Post
After filling my brows in every single day for most of my adult life, it was no surprise that microblading – the semi-permanent tattooing technique that uses hair-like strokes – appealed to me ever since it emerged on the beauty scene a couple of years ago.
After following countless accounts on Insta and months of umm-ing and ahh-ing, I finally got them done last December. I had my top-up appointment about four weeks ago, and now feel ready to review the whole process properly. So if you’re curious about the costs, pain or results of microblading, read on. View Full Post
With the ‘new year, new me’ mantra of January firmly behind us, and the revelation that it’s actually new year, same old nap-loving, pizza-scoffing me, I recently found myself in need of some fresh motivation. And by motivation, I of course mean a kick up the un-toned booty to get myself back on the health and fitness wagon.
It’s been a wee while since I talked about makeup on the blog, and if you thought this might be because I’ve been going for a more natural look then you’d be WRONG. I still slap at least four layers of makeup on before heading to the shop for milk*, and am still making it my mission to find the absolute best products out there, in terms of both performance and value.
There have been a few makeup bits in the last month or so that have really stuck out to me – yep, including THE hyped mascara of the moment, Bad Gal Bang – so I thought I’d quickly round up why I’m loving them. Oh, and there are some honourable mentions to some skincare too.
*This is a joke… ish.
If you love food as much as I do, then this post is for you. Not only does it contain a review of the brand new Stratford-Upon-Avon Miller & Carter restaurant (complete with snaps of some proper drool-worthy food), but I’ve also teamed up with steakhouse to give one of you the chance to win a gift card to visit your local! View Full Post
I was listening to a podcast recently (moment of smugness for the fact that I’m taking my mission to spend my time consuming better forms of content this year seriously, please) and the presenters discussed a new study that’s been done into adolescence and adulthood. According to said study, adulthood no longer starts at 18 as it traditionally has in the eyes of society and the law; in fact, we’re now in the adolescent phase until around the age of 25. View Full Post
There are two words guaranteed to brighten any gloomy afternoon, but which are ESPECIALLY welcome in this never-ending month of January. Nope, not ‘free bar’ (though that comes close second): spa day.
I recently received a kind invitation to Hoar Cross Hall, and after checking it out online, I knew I was in for something really special. This Grade II listed stately home looked unlike any other spa I’d visited, and so last Sunday morning I whizzed over there with high expectations. (And by ‘whizzed’ I obviously mean I crept across at about 5 miles per hour because it had snowed overnight and the Derbyshire country roads were close to giving this city girl a breakdown.) View Full Post
Ahh, Valentine’s Day. Whether you love it, loathe it, or are largely indifferent to it but always like an opportunity to get presents (hands-up emoji from me), the day is coming. And so, like the kind soul I am, I’ve put together a brief list of present ideas to woo and impress the lady in your life.