Tuesday, 21 October 2014


If any of you reading this follow me on twitter or Instagram, you'll know I have just returned home from an incredible holiday in Dubai. Now, I'm going to be honest with you and put it out there - this holiday was based purely on relaxation, eating amazing food, not working - *insert hallelujah arms in air emoji here* and eating more food. So I definitely didn't want to take my DSLR, or worry about taking fantastic quality pictures... so this post won't be a review as such, or even a "this is Dubai, read all about it here" as my photo's can not do it justice at all, so I decided to do a post on things I learnt from my time in Dubai. (with some terrible quality iPhone pictures thrown in for good measure.)

Friday, 17 October 2014


I am one of those people that question their life often. Daily even. You see, I have a penchant for being slightly embarrassing/ridiculous at times and going to Dubai didn't stop that unfortunately.

Dubai's 'question your life' moment? The excitement, and I'm talking sheer and utter delight, I experienced at the sight of a Sephora at the Dubai mall. One day I'm sure I'll manage to get my priorities in check, but for now, I'll just rave about the Sephora purchases and dream of easily accessible Makeup Forever makeup until that day comes.

My first purchase was a nail polish. Did I need it? No, definitely not. Would it change my life? No, it would be a sad day if it did. But did I buy it and immediately fall in love with it and feel forever grateful that I picked it up? Yes, I did indeed.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


There are many occurrences in life that brings on that trusty old hashtag, #BloggerProblems. Whether that be regarding to the weather, and trying to negotiate outfit of the days along side wind and rain - Oh hi Hagrid hair - Or if your boyfriend/mum/friend/[insert choice of photographer here] is away and you're having to fanny around with a tripod and a self timer - ain't nobody got time for that - but for me, and today's post, here's my first world problem...

Monday, 6 October 2014


You may remember that a little while ago now I attended the BloggerFestival organised by the lovely Scarlett London. I had an amazing time, meeting people and checking out some incredible brands and products. One item however, I was completely drawn to more than anything else. That item was the shoes in question today. 

Note: my feet are not fake tanned, or orange and patchy in real life... that would be the result of a dull day and overzealous vibrancy editing :)

Thursday, 2 October 2014


I saw a tweet during a beauty chat once saying that hereditary dark circles don't exist. Drink more water, get more sleep, shove some cucumber on your eyes and you're sorted, they said. There are no excuses, they said. Well let me let you into a secret of mine - I have always had dark circles, right from young. And having experienced patches of life when I've slept for 15hours + for weeks on end and drank plenty of vodka and soda water (Oh Hi teenage years, you were a delight) and still not noticed any difference in the tone of my dark circles... I can tell you ladies that hereditary dark circles definitely do exist. So thanks for that Mum or Dad, really grateful for that one... ;)

Monday, 29 September 2014


I mentioned in my previous post that I'd had a really down day (well, more like a few days that had been bottled up and exploded into a big, mascara running, foundation ruining mess!) I also spoke about the fact that that's OK. Totally OK. In today's society - oh here she goes, Barracks on a rant - there's so much pressure to be happy and smiling and posting amazing pictures all over social media like we lead the perfect life. But let's face it, nobodies perfect (perhaps Cheryl Cole - I'm not even going to attempt to pronounce her new surname - but that's another story) and sometimes it's perfectly OK to take a step back, drop the phone - not literally, you'd need a mortgage to replace an iphone every time - steer clear of social media, avoid work where possible (this was always going to be a struggle and ironically, the thing that needed doing most)... And just take some time for yourself, which is exactly what I did at the weekend.

Friday, 26 September 2014


Two of my favourite trends all year round - but especially in the cooler months - have to be Leather (or pleather, ain't nobody got time money for that all year round) and monochrome stripes. Not only are they complete must haves on their own, but they also manage to level each other out and create just the right amount of smart and casual.

Sunday, 21 September 2014


Can I just take a moment to pat myself on the back for coming up with the world's cheesiest title? [insert hand clapping emoji here] Yes, I've managed a title cheesier than the spice girls but that's not the point of today's post (although if it were, I've done a pretty cracking job if I do say so myself) Today's post is dedicated to the change in season. It may still be only August but us lucky UK citizens have once again had our summer cut ridiculously short - can you tell I'm definitely not bitter at all about that? ;) - and I have already found myself lemming for some Autumn essentials*

*That's fall for you lot from the US. Also a note that when I say 'essentials', that pretty much reads - lovely new clothes and makeup that are new in, that I definitely don't 'need' but definitely do want.
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