Health & Fitness Haul: Gracechurch Centre

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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.

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New Beauty Products I’m Loving | February 2018 Favourites

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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.

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The Rise of the Twenteenagers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABaker boy hat: Boohoo | Slogan tee: Boohoo | Jeans: New Look | Vans*: Footway

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

Hoar Cross Hall Spa Day | Review

hoar cross 12There 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

Fighting the Fluff: Why I Want to Read More & Scroll Less

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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

Day in the Life of a Social Media & Content Executive

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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

Travel Wishlist | 6 Things I’d Love to Do in Italy

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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, BudapestSantorini and Dublin. Not bad for a girl who a few years ago hadn’t seen much culture beyond Magaluf, hey? View Full Post