29 December 2016
28 December 2016
22 December 2016
It's almost here, and I'm guessing you're starting to see people around you go Christmas crazy. Maybe they're wearing Christmas jumpers, santa hats or have gone all our sparkly. But what can you do to add a little subtle Christmas into your look?
21 December 2016
I absolutely love this time of year with all of the Christmas themed drinks that come out. However, buying them over and over again can get a little pricey! So while I was at home I had a play around and came up with some flavoured hot chocolate drinks that were super easy to put together.
20 December 2016
19 December 2016
Christmas isn't Christmas until you get to play around with some gorgeous Baylis and Harding gift sets. And they really do the best ones. So if you're struggling for some last minute gift ideas then this could be the post for you.
16 December 2016
Secret Santa's can go one of two ways. If you get someone who knows you, you could end up with a really cute little niche gift. But if you get someone who doesn't know you, well, it may not go to well. Secret Santa's are supposed to be fun, so if you're taking part in one this year, hopefully this guide will trigger some ideas.
15 December 2016
Oh hello more men. Have you noticed that I'm really enjoying my new gingerbread men cookie cutter? Well, I am. I had a massive craving for shortbread, and I thought what better was to make them Christmassy then add a truck load of cinnamon.
14 December 2016
We've taken a look at lips, but what about nails? Having nails that match the season, or holiday, helps to bring you into that mood. Plus, you look at your own nails more than most other parts of your body, so it's nice if they're nice.
13 December 2016
We've all been there when we've either forgotten to send someone a Christmas card and they've been upset, or you've been missed out by someone. It could be purely unintentional, but it can be embarrassing for both parties. So with that in mind, I've put together some of my own tips to make sure I don't miss anyone out.
12 December 2016
Shopping for the men in your life is always somewhat tricky. I feel like us girls can be quite easy to please, whereas boys - little bit trickier. I've been with my other half for over 9 years now, so I've gotten pretty good at knowing what to get him. But not everyone is quite so easy.
10 December 2016
9 December 2016
8 December 2016
7 December 2016
I'm having so much fun baking to a Christmas theme, I never want it to end. One recipe I tried a year or so ago was sticky toffee cupcakes, and they were a huge hit. And for me, sticky toffee is definitely better in the winter. So what better flavour to try out in a Christmas themed way.
6 December 2016
It is that time of year when everyone brings out a Christmas themed story, whether it's stand alone or an addition to an existing series. So with loads on the market I thought I'd run you through the ones I've read and my thoughts. And yes, there is a Cecelia Ahern in here. Because that's how I roll.
5 December 2016
3 December 2016
1 December 2016
It's that time of the year where everything starts to feel a little more festive and excitement in the air becomes infectious. So with that in mind I've decided to give 'blogmas' a go. So for the whole of December I'll post something every single day, Christmas themed. And what better to start off with then a Christmas baking post. Introducing, my Chocolate Christmas Tree Cakes.
29 November 2016
28 November 2016
25 November 2016
Dry lips are the bane of my life, especially at this time of year. So when my bestie asked me to write a post about how to look after dry lips when it's cold, I jumped straight on it. Hopefully this will give my bestie, and you, some tips on how to care for them and combat flaky lips so you can rock a good festive red lip this Christmas.
24 November 2016
23 November 2016
I don't think I've ever done a "what's in my bag" style post. However, when I opened my birthday from my parents and found the gorgeous Lulu Guinness Medium Madeline bag in it's perfect protective bag, I knew it was time.
17 November 2016
Sometimes you just have to treat yourself, and this was one of those moments. Especially when you get an email with £15 off Space NK, it's just asking to be taken advantage of. So when I got the email, I jumped straight on the site and ordered this beautiful little palette.
16 November 2016
I know zoo's aren't everyone's cup of tea, and some people really don't agree with them. However, I'm a massive fan. A great day out for me involves a zoo, or a safari part, and the day Adam proposed he took me to the zoo. So when I started to think about what I wanted to do for my birthday, there was only one option.
15 November 2016
Sometimes I feel like I'm a rut when it comes to cooking meals after work. When I get back from work I just want to put together something super quick, easy and tasy, so I tend to just do the same meals. One day when I decided ti needed something new, I googled easy meals and found this. I've adapted it slightly, but it is super easy to do. And quite possibly one of my favourite ever meals to cook.
10 November 2016
8 November 2016
7 November 2016
4 November 2016
Cupcakes for me are my baking go to, and they're a slight addiction. They're easy to make, so for me that means they chill me out and relax me. It also allows me to experiment and play around with the recipes. And these little beauties were the result of a little experiment of mine.
2 November 2016
For a very long time now I've been growing my hair, and being super careful what I do to it to make sure it was in tip top shape for the wedding, and long enough for the style I wanted. So when my first hair appointment came around after the wedding I felt it was time to brave the cut and go for a different style.
1 November 2016
When I was younger Chanel make up was always the brand I wanted to try. I guess it was more because of the sleek, black, statement packaging than anything else. And for someone who is a bit of a lipstick addict anyway, it's surprising that I haven't picked a Chanel one up sooner. But in September I popped my Chanel lipstick cherry and I haven't looked back.
17 October 2016
It's been a little while since I had the baking bug, but over the weekend I had the urge. And this urge led me to experimenting with a couple of different couple cupcake recipes, including these Rolo Cupcakes. Easy to take, tasty and a real crowd pleaser.
15 October 2016
14 October 2016
For the past few years I've always been more of a liquid liner girl than a full on shadow kinda gal. I just bought out my shades for special occasions, or a neutral base to lengthen the stay of my liner. However, the past few months I've done a complete 180 and I believe these palettes have a little something to do with it. A range of colours, full or pigment, long lasting - and the best part? They're only £10 each.
13 October 2016
12 October 2016
11 October 2016
Finding a good base is like finding a good husband. It's hard to find one that ticks all the right boxes, and it's hard to stick to it. But when you find it, you want to throw an over the top party, throw a few shapes and show it off to the world. This is how I felt when I first tried the Diorskin Forever Foundation. It was love at first sight.
10 October 2016
It's always nice to take a moment, stop and take a breath. No matter how long that breath you take it can be the most cleansing thing, and also the most inspirational. This is something I really haven't been able to do lately, which is why I've been a bit MIA.
10 April 2016
3 April 2016
I'm getting married in 5 months, so I thought it was about time I sorted some skin issues out so it's in tip top shape for the day. I thought quite a while about where I wanted to go, but I decided I needed to go to one counter and speak to someone. I've used Clinique before and my skins always agreed with it, so off to the Clinique counter I went.
28 March 2016
Up until a few months ago I was stricktly a long necklace kinda gal. I have a few silver necklaces that mean something to me so I always tended to wear those non stop and just add a long necklace to accessorize. However, a lot of what I wear now is high necked and therefore needs something that little bit extra.
26 March 2016
I have to admit, it's been a long time since I've posted on here. Life has been so hectic lately it's unfortunately had to take a back seat, however it's nice to step back sometimes and enjoy yourself. That's exactly what I wanted to do this Easter weekend. Last Easter I got engaged, so it had a lot to live up to, however I was determined that Good Friday would be a great day. Oh and be warned - picture heavy post!
23 February 2016
If you follow me on Instagram then you probably know I have a cat, I mean I post enough pictures of him. His name is Fred, and he is a member of my family. I've grown up with cats, I don't remember a time when we never owned a cat, so when I moved out is wasn't a question of if we get one, but of when. Enter Fred.. And a whole lot of realities I wasn't quite ready for.
21 February 2016
It's only recently that I've really gotten into hair care and different brands, but I've loved OGX for quite a while now. I love their hair products and how they make my skin feel, and compared to some higher end brands I actually find this to be much much better.