• Lifestyle

    A New Direction

    I’ve taken something of a hiatus from social media recently, I often retreat when I need to gather my thoughts and especially when I have big decisions to make as I find the distance helps me to focus.  The first big decision I’ve made is to start a degree – something I’ve been wanting to do probably for the last 10 to 15 years.  The second is to leave my job in order to focus on said degree and also while we are juggling some pretty big life stuff! I am 5 weeks away from leaving my job as a write this and naturally my mind is filled with the…

  • Beauty,  Favourites,  Reviews

    Favourite BB / CC Creams

    When it comes to base makeup my requirements vary dependant on occasion, current skin condition, amount of fake tan I’m wearing and how much I can be bothered!  If I’m having a particularly good skin day I love nothing more than reaching for a decent, light coverage foundation and more often than not a BB or CC Cream is my go to. I’ve often been asked what I’m using on my skin when I’m wearing lighter products, a reassurance that less really can be more! Experimenting with different products can be a lengthy and costly affair, so I decided to compile a review of my favourite Creams, varying in budget,…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    The problem with fashion

    I felt compelled to write a semi-serious post after the recent #Burberry scandal hit the headlines.. burning end of line fashion to ensure it doesn’t discount and fall into the hands of consumers not worthy of their brand. I was, perhaps naively, completely stunned that such a practice was common place – and across a shockingly widespread array of high end brands. But really a little research and reflection and I realise of course, fashion has never been ethical. The premise pushed by the fashion industry that we must perpetually update our wardrobes with vast ranges of unnecessary wear, based upon seasonal rotation, is yet another effort contributing to a…

  • Beauty,  Reviews

    Trying 75p Fake Tan!!

    I love experimenting with new products – makeup, #tan,  hair care, food!  You name it, I’m always on the look out for a new favourite! Recently something caught my eye in … believe it or not … Poundland! Please stay with me… On the shelf next to your typical less than exciting Poundland tanning range, I spotted the cheapest bottle of fake tan I have ever encountered.  And, I have to be honest, it looked cheap.  Obnoxious white plastic bottle, orange logo (not the most inviting colour for a tanning product) and a black crazy font boasting the name of the product; “Ibiza Honey”.  Nothing about it was inviting actually. …

  • Beauty,  Tutorials

    DIY Brow Routine

    Before we get started on this one I feel it’s only fair to warn you that my freshly done #brows are not for the faint hearted. But that’s how I like them – full, sculpted and dark. Look away now if that’s not for you! However this technique can easily be used to achieve a more subtle outcome by adjusting the tinting times and application method. So just experiment and learn by trial and error – just as I did. I’ve tried many different brow techniques over the years (except microblading which interests me greatly!) and the outcome I get from my own method is definitely the one I prefer.…

  • Food

    Perfect your Slimming World Chips

    Even if you’re not following Slimming World, I’d wager you’ve heard of (and quite possible tried) the infamous chips that slimmers thank the heavens for every day! If not, you’re missing out! As you probably know there is a huge array of foods on Slimming World you can enjoy completely freely to your hearts content; and one of these foods is the humble potato. This makes my heart incredibly content as I am a self-confessed carb fiend!! I’ve tried lots of different methods to getting my chips just right and after years of practice I’m pleased to say I’ve found (I think) the perfect recipe!

  • Food,  What I Eat

    What I Eat Wednesday – 13/12/2017

    For those of you following Slimming World I thought a semi-regular run down of my daily menu may be of interest.  Not only a follower of the plan I’m also a Slimming World Consultant, so, as you can imagine, food is close to my heart – especially delicious food that slims you down! Wednesday’s are a group day for me and I run two Slimming World sessions on the evening, so I always try to have a good lunch to keep me going and something planned for dinner when I get home late! Here’s what I enjoyed today…

  • Favourites,  Fitness

    Favourite Fitness Accessories

    Essentially you can get fit anywhere, with very little equipment and without spending a bundle. And with the prevalence of Youtube fitness guru’s you can always find a free home workout to embark upon.  That being said there are a few essentials (and non-essentials) that I love to have around to make my workout’s a bit more fun and user friendly!