Warning: this post contains detailed chat about bowel movements so if you’re sensitive to that, maybe scroll on past to the next post!  There are hundreds of invisible illnesses that people suffer from on a daily basis from mental health to chronic pain all dehibilitating to the person in question and all life changing to some extent. For me, this invisible illness is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is a bowel condition which affects 1 in 5 of us, meaning that no doubt, someone close to you also suffers.  The symptoms range from mild stomach pains to full on cramps, and either constipation or the complete opposite. In my case, it presents itself as severe contraction like cramps with accompanied diarrhoea which tends to either leave me vomiting from the pain or even passing out.  As with many invisible illnesses, there is no cure. No magic wand to wave or… View Post

Last week I took a trip down to Fenwick in Colchester for their Meet the Designers event, where they showcased some of the most beautiful pieces as well as having some of the brands in house to meet with us. I’m one of those people that is guilty of just sticking to the same pieces of jewellery everyday. Although I love jewellery, I just find it hard to pair pieces together and I guess I tend to avoid wearing much of it because of the nature of my job- who wants to wear a necklace you love only for a lovely little 2 year old to grab hold of it..not me. I do own some nice jewellery mainly from Pandora and Tiffany & co -as more classic pieces but it was so nice to go and view some trendy jewellery I could wear everyday. Fenwick have something for everyone in… View Post

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, likes, favs, followers, chats and so much more. We are the most connected we have ever been thanks to the wonderful world of the Internet. I love social media and the Internet as much as the next human but I can’t help but feel we have got far too reliant on it! Think about this; what is the last thing you do before going to sleep? The first thing you do when you wake up? When you go for breakfast and your food arrives, what do you do first?  You Instagram that babin’ plate of avo & eggs, because that’s what we do these days.  My thoughts on a ‘digital detox’ first came to me when I was binge watching ‘Friends’ (a standard day). I noticed that even in the later episodes, where mobile phones were around, there were none in sight. The friends all sat… 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