2017

Which Advent Beauty Calendar should I buy?

I’ve been thinking about writing this post since July…yes, Christmas for me started in July! Long gone are the days of chocolate advent calendars! If you really want to treat yourself or that special someone, then going down the more luxury, beauty or lifestyle calendar is the way forward.  There is nothing more indulgent than the new forms of advent calendars that are now on the market.  Ranging from beauty,

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Glossier – One month on and the Pop-up!

It’s been just over a month since the beauty world went into full meltdown from the launch of Glossier shipping to the UK! With a local distribution centre, we now can get our hands on this cult brand and benefit from free standard shipping over £25! A few of my friends have been asking me what Glossier is and what might I recommend. So I thought with Glossier’s one week

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Spotlight: Introducing Succulence!

It’s Monday morning, you’re scrolling through Instagram and, guaranteed, if you haven’t seen the #mondaymotivation shots, or the #coffee shot, then you’ve definitely seen some beautiful flat lays or images containing plants! There are large overflowing String of Pearl plants, air purifying Mothers Tongue plants and those really cute desk (aka low maintenance succulent) plants. Plants are having their moment and have suddenly become cool. Well, I mean they’ve always

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It’s officially time to go crackers with Space NK!

Pinch, punch, it’s the first day of the month, and hopefully, it’s officially the start of actual Autumn. We’ve seen the leaves turn red – as they do around this time – but where is that chill factor that justifies staying indoors, wrapped in cosy knits with a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of red wine (depending on what takes your fancy)? Well, it may be slightly mild

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Don’t let print die!

Since the creation or rise of online magazine/sites and e-readers, printed materials (physical books, magazines, etc.) have seen a large decrease in sales. I’m all for progress, and in the society that we live in today, accessing information online is so easy. One can say that it is the most efficient way of being up to date with current news as it is happening, but there is something about this

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Why I’ve fallen in love with Mac Cosmetics again this Autumn

Mac Cosmetics was THE brand to shop at when I was younger.  It catered for darker skin tones such as mine, and was the brand that you simply progressed to buying when you could afford a little more than just drug store alternatives. MAC was the brand that got me wearing bright orange and yellow eyeshadow (yes, that was a look when I was 18) and it was the brand

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The RNLI Fish Supper 13th – 15th October: Cook it. Eat it. Share it.

It’s that time of year again where I share with you a new and fantastic recipe for you to try out at home and wow your dinner guests with.  For those of you that follow me on Instagram stories, you would have seen me replicate this very dish over a course of a few hours! A classic cooking mistake on my behalf and a useful tip for you…. make the

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Pack your straw bag and grab those shades! Summer, I’m still chasing you

Summer may be slowly slipping away into Autumn, but for those of you lucky enough to slip away outside of the school holidays, now is the perfect time to seek out that winter sun. Passport and bank cards aside, the next most important item on your list must be THE bag of the summer, the straw bag. Why have I taken so long – almost the end of summer –

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My four favourite Summer to Autumn items

It’s been awhile, in fact, it’s been exactly a month! So, apologies to any regular readers; I guess you can say that I’ve had a bit of a long holiday on the writing front.  But I’m back and just in time for Autumn – my favourite season when it doesn’t rain! But before we start delving into all things Autumn, content wise, I want to share with you four of

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Staying safe in Cyprus with Nuxe Sun

Visiting Cyprus during one of the hottest months of the year may sound BAT SHIT CRAZY to some people, but hey, that’s how things worked out for me and Mr J this year and I certainly am not complaining.  Whilst I go into complete melt down when temperatures reach over 30°C in London, when you have a sunbed, some shade and an inviting pool at your disposal, any whinging on my

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