When it comes to my skincare, I can be a bit all over the place. Sometimes I’m a total skincare boff and follow all the steps (even toner, say whuuut), preach to whoever will listen about the benefits of a double cleanse, and vow to spend all spare incoming money on whatever Kiehl’s or Origins products I’m lusting over. Then sometimes I get drunk and fall asleep in my makeup… ahh, I call it balance (others may call it disgusting). View Full Post
Yep it’s that time again – I’ve scoured the Primark New Arrivals section so you don’t have to. It’s good to see a lot of new summer stuff still coming in, because I for one am nowhere near done building my summer ‘drobe yet. I’m not off on holiday until September, so I’m still in the midst of my hunt for swimwear, beach cover ups and evening outfits (all a size smaller, as I’m obviously going to have lost a stone by then too, natch). I ignored the worrying selection of wooly hats that are appearing in stores this month – leave it out Primark – and picked my favourite pieces that you should be able to find in your local store. View Full Post
Oh my gaaaaahd guys, I’m only doing a bloody outfit post! It’s been a while since I’ve showcased an #ootd on the blog, but I’m so keen to share this look with you all. I feel like it’s basically summer in the form of an outfit, and it’s got me feeling SO ready for barbecues, beer gardens and a frozen cocktail (or ten).
My one true bae | Biker goth vibes for date night | Embroidery obsessions
Floral Missguided number for Ladies’ Day | My second true bae | Discovering new garden drinks
Summer sandal time | Summer body time (maybe) | THE BEST THINGS EVER
As the old saying goes, tan-liness is next to godliness (err, something like that anyway). As such, I’ve always taken my quest to find a good fake tan v. seriously indeed, and I’ve tried a lot of brands in my time. One that I’ve heard a lot of buzz about but hadn’t got round to trying myself yet was Skinny Tan, so when a bottle passed through work recently I seized the opportunity to try it out (along with one of the application mitts and an exfoliation mitt too – in for a penny etc).
It might not have seemed like it yesterday when I practically had to wade my way into work (RIP open-toed shoes), but SPRING HAS SPRUNG. Jack Wills recently created a guide around How to Style A Trench Coat and it got me thinking about Spring fashion, and the pieces I’m personally wearing a lot this season. As the ultimate transitional piece, the trench coat is obv one of those iconic Spring staples – and I think it’s important to have a couple of these in your wardrobe each season. But just as important are the fun, on-trend items that you might only wear for a couple of months but help update your outfits (and give us something to hopefully look back at cringe at when we’re older). I think I’ve got a healthy mix of both in my wardrobe at the moment, and here are some of my absolute faves… View Full Post
Barbour Jumper | Amazon Fire Stick | Sony Headphones | Baylis and Harding Pepper and Ginseng Record Tin | Hugo Boss Aftershave | Panasonic 4K TV | Stainless Steel Travel Mug | Ted Baker Leather Holdall
If you read my Christmas Gift Guide for Dads then you’ll know I find present shopping for paternal figures the trickiest of all gift shopping. My dad generally only enjoys football, beer and buying the exact same jumper in slightly varying shades of green; so unless I can arrange for Steven Gerrard to meet him down the pub in matching knitwear, I’m destined to always buy disappointing presents. With Father’s Day approaching, I thought I would put together this wee gift guide for anyone else facing the Dad Struggle – and I’ve expanded below on some general categories you might want to explore if nothing on that list floats your boat. View Full Post
Now, I hate to ruin the illusion for those of who thought my mane was natural, but if you’ve read this blog for a while then you’ll know I’ve had a weave for around five years (soz). I always thought this made me pretty experienced when it came to the hair extension game, but one thing I now know that I was totally lacking in knowledge of was how to take care of my hair extensions properly. I recently changed my usual hairdresser and paid a visit to Effin Hair for one of her Instagram-famous weaves, and – as well as a BEAUTIFUL head of hair – I left with a handful of products and a wealth of knowledge about how to look after my new extensions. So if you’ve ever experienced the emotional agony of watching your beautiful, silky extensions turn to dry rat-tails before your very eyes, this post is for you. View Full Post