Review: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

Review: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

I was delighted when Too Faced came to the UK last year, as I’d heard great things about the brand and loved the look of the products. Then, even better, a store popped up at Bluewater shopping centre. My mum and I were doing some Christmas shopping when I first visited. It was every bit as amazing as I’d hoped. The pigments were fantastic – and don’t get me started on the designs and smells. When I opened the Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette on Christmas Day, I was over the moon! View Post

Makeup beginner? Read this first!

Makeup beginner? Read this first!

Do you ever see celebrities on TV or people featuring in videos online with utterly flawless makeup and wish you had some sort of clue as to how to recreate it? When I was younger, a full face of makeup was basically a thick foundation – usually a shade too dark for my skin – some shiny lip gloss that came free with a magazine and a several coats of my favourite mascara – you can find Vogue cover mascara here – not forgetting some heavy eyeliner and some body glitter. Don’t judge. View Post

3 things in 15 minutes to feel more “you”, less “mum”

3 things in 15 minutes to feel more “you”, less “mum”

As wonderful as motherhood is, a lot does change and that takes some adjusting to! I often find myself putting on the same combinations of jeans and t-shirts or jumpers each day. Once I’ve finished work, I slap on some concealer and foundation, quickly put a brush through my hair and rush off to collect Autumn from her childminder. With all the additional things to do in my daily life, I’ve definitely not taken care of myself as much. I’ve been meaning to paint my nails for weeks now, but they’re still bare. Does this sound like you?

It’s so important as mums to give ourselves a bit of self care, in whatever form that comes. This post is about 3 things I  do to feel a bit more like “myself” in 15 minutes and hopefully it will inspire you too! After all, surely 15 minutes is achievable every once in a while? View Post

Review: Esqido Gin & Tonic Lashes

Review: Esqido Gin & Tonic Lashes

I’ve been a big fan of false eyelashes for years now. Occasionally I wear them in the day, but I mostly wear them for a special occasion or if I’m going out somewhere. With some lashes, I feel a little too aware that I’m wearing them and sometimes they look too much or too little. When Esqido approached me to try out some of their lashes, I was intrigued. With celebrity fans including Rihanna and Victoria’s Secret angels including Gigi Hadid, I had to see what all the fuss was about. View Post

A bouncy blow dry at Rush Hair, Maidstone

A bouncy blow dry at Rush Hair, Maidstone

As a busy mum, my hair often doesn’t look its best. It gets dried as quickly as possible and if I’m lucky, I’ll find 5 minutes or so to style it. I was recently invited to Rush Hair at their new Maidstone salon in Week Street for a blow dry. Not only was I looking forward to leaving the salon with beautiful hair, I was also looking forward to having some ‘me time’! So, how did it all go? View Post