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

My Sephora haul from New York City

My Sephora haul from New York City

Over Christmas and New Year, my sister-in-law went on holiday to New York. She asked us if there was anything we wanted. As a make up lover, my first thought was “OMG, SEPHORA!” and I transferred her some money. We used to have a Sephora at Bluewater in Kent, but that closed years ago. It was an amazing smelling shop with red carpets and I live in hope that one day Sephora will come back to the UK. In the meantime, the products my lovely sister-in-law picked me up will have to tide me over! To my amazement, she picked up everything I asked for (except for one thing that was out of stock) AND surprised me with another palette I’d wanted for my birthday! Anyway, that’s enough teasing. Let’s take a peek! View Post

26 years and 26 goals

26 years and 26 goals

Last week, I celebrated my 26th birthday. I can’t believe that this year, my husband and I have been together for a whole decade! I’m also very scared of how close I’m getting to the big three-oh. It feels like time has just flown terrifyingly fast since I left school.

Anyway, it seems like a good time to set some goals for the following year. So, why not do that cliché blogger thing and think of 26 as that’s how many years I’ve been on the planet? View Post

Trying coloured contact lenses

Trying coloured contact lenses

I’ve always liked the look of coloured contact lenses. It’s important to get them from a reputable source though, as in the past I’ve heard of people obtaining serious eye problems from using cheaply made ones. Of course, you should know how to put them in and take them out without hurting yourself too. If in doubt, go to see your optician.

The opportunity recently arose to try a couple of colours from Lentiamo. I am short sighted, so I got mine with a prescription in them.  View Post

This Morning Live, NEC Birmingham

This Morning Live, NEC Birmingham

If you’ve been following my blog and social media accounts, you’ll remember that I went to the press launch of This Morning Live at the ITV Studios in London last month. With home, garden and lifestyle stands, we were excited to go to the show in Birmingham. There were just two things standing in our way…a teething baby and a 150 mile journey in torrential rain! View Post