Up until last month, I had (not exaggerating) around 40 lipsticks sitting in my drawer, never used, just sitting there all pretty and to be honest- dusty! So I had a makeup cleanse- I gave away some to friends and binned A LOT of products I’d had for longer than I care to admit. Why did I need 40 lipsticks? I’ll never know. I went through a bit of an obsession with lip products and accumulated a whole range from high street brands to Chanel and YSL. No one- NO ONE needs that many, especially when you find what works for you and stick with it. This is what I’m calling my signature lip. Everyone has one shade of lipstick they will go for every day. Or in my case- 3 shades. This first product is fairly new to my collection and is a solid 10/10 in the ‘perfect nude… View Post

Nyx have been a long loved brand amongst beauty bloggers across the land for a while now. Originally only available online, it was always hit and miss as to whether you’d be just in time for the restock or miss out AGAIN on that perfect lipstick. But just recently they appeared as if by magic in our local Boots stores! Yes, a whole¬† (sometimes double sided) stand full of Nyx goodies. Honestly, each time I have been to Boots since, the Nyx stand is always busy with buzzing chatter of shades and coverage. I popped in last week to restock on my fave Mint HD Setting Powder (and accidently picked up the Banana HD powder too..oops) and thought I’d have a look and see what slim pickings were left in the Matte Lip Cream section. To my amazement, there were a few shades I had been on the look out… View Post

Every Sunday is ‘Date Day’ for me and my husband, where we try and find somewhere new to go/ place to eat brunch. Last weekend we ventured to Dedham on the Essex/Suffolk border. Dedham is not a new place to us but it holds special memories as it’s where S asked me to marry him, plus its so damn beautiful! We parked up and went for a walk towards the river & glorious fields. It’s not a long walk (about 10 minutes) but you instantly feel like you’re somewhere more exciting than Essex. We had a wander up to the old mill and along the river. Thanks to the rain there was quite a lot of flooding around and the fields surrounding were well watered! We then strutted across the road to where the Boathouse Restaurant is beautifully situated on the river. They actually hire little boats out and you… View Post

If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend days on Pinterest pinning the most amazing home interior ideas in the most amazing homes that you’ll never be able to afford in your entire life. A gal can dream though right!? Pinterest is FULL of people pinning lots of ideas about pretty much everything, however it’s so handy to find Pinners that have a niche such as home interiors as you can flip straight to their boards when your looking for some pretty sass living room ideas. Here I’ve compiled my list of Top 5 Home Interior Pinners, enjoy and go follow! 1. Arianna Belle @ariannabelle Arianna is a design and home organisation Blogger and has 28k followers on Pinterest. She has boards for all aspects of home design and interiors. Photos from Ariannas Pinterest Page 2. Erica Davies @erica_davies Erica is a Fashion blogger at The Edited. Her Pinterest Page is… View Post

Christmas Eve is a day for baking and finishing wrapping all those presents! Gingerbread is one of my faves to bake on Christmas Eve as it fills the house with a heady ginger/cinnamon scent which really gets you in the festive mood. I decorated my gingerbread with white icing and silver balls. I love the handmade messy look with icing dripping off the edges! If you want to whip up a quick batch of these lovelies then the recipe is below! You will need: 125g unsalted butter 100g dark muscovado sugar 4 tbsp golden syrup 325g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp ground ginger A pinch of Cinnamon 1. Pre heat your oven to 170 degrees 2. I used a baking parchment to line my baking tray, you can use greaseproof paper or sprinkle a bit of flour on the tray 3. Melt the butter, sugar and… View Post