Next Blogger Network Event | London

#NBNEvent

The other Friday, I had the absolute pleasure of the afternoon off work and attending the Next Blogger Network event in London. The event was held in the 100 Room of the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch and my god.. What a stunning venue!

September Favourites

September Favourites 2017




Goodbye September and hell-llooooooo October. You have no idea how excited this month makes me. Jack and I have Iceland coming up in next week, Tulleys Shocktober Fest, horror film nights, pumpkin carving AND Halloween. I AM SO EXCITED!!

The Autumn Edit

The Autumn Edit

OH HAI OCTOBER. It's no lie this my favourite month of the year! The weather starts to get colder, the cosy nights in come become more frequent, my relationship with Netflix goes to the next level and everything Halloween themed gives me all the happiness.

Pumpkin Picking Adventures

Pumpkin Picking at Roundstone PYO

It's no lie that this time of year is my absolute favourite ever! As the colder weather starts to creep in, the cosy knits come out and the autumn adventures start to happen (if I'm not hibernating under a giant blanket that is!)

Jo Malone English Oak Launch Event

Jo Malone London Chichester Event

Recently, I got to spend my Saturday afternoon with some lovely blogger friends at the Jo Malone store in Chichester. We were invited by the wonderful Katie from Katie Kirk Loves to celebrate the launch of the new English Oak fragrances.

Algenist Splash Hydrating Setting Mist Review*

Algenist Splash Hydrating Setting Mist

Finding the right products to suit my ever changing skin type can prove difficult at the best of times. One minute it's an oily mess and the next it's crying out for moisture. At the moment, and now the colder weather is slowly creeping in (BRB getting my Autumn on) my skin seems to have a lot more dry patches popping up.

A Little London Getaway: 2017 Edition



Recently, Jack and I took ourselves up to London for a couple of days to celebrate his birthday. Every year, we always make it our mission to go away somewhere for his early/belated birthday celebrations. Jack chose London again this year as it's fairly close to home, yet far enough to warrant staying the night. It also has so many fun and unique things to offer!

(To see what we got up to last year, check out my Little London Getaway post)

August Favourites

August Favourites

Hello September! As much as I was loving Summer, I'm not so keen on the fact it rained the entire way through August. I don't know about you but I'm so ready for Autumn and Winter now. My Pinterest boards are turning so orange and cosy themed it's making me so excited!

Brand Focus | Made By Coopers Apothecary*

Made By Coopers Apothecary

One of my favourite things about my Beauty Therapy days (besides all the skincare knowledge) has to be all the amazing smelling products that came with it. Whenever I find something remotely similar, it pulls me into a wave of nostalgia and I instantly feel relaxed like I am getting a massage all over again. Isn't it crazy what effects certain smells can have on you?

Recently, I was offered to try some of the Made By Coopers range. Of course I couldn't say no as anything that Aromatherapy based, I am there. I was very kindly sent 3 different products so I am here to tell you all about them and why you need them!

Mini Sephora Haul

Sephora Haul 2017


As I previously mentioned in part 1 of my Disney adventure, Sephora totally happened within the first 2 hours of our holiday. Of course, instead of prioritising food and drink for the following 2 days, Jasmine and I decided makeup was much more of a necessity. YOLO.

Here's what I picked up..

July Favourites

July Favourites

Garnier SkinActive Aloe Milk Cleansing Milk | Here | £3.49

If you read my blog a lot, you'll notice that recently I reviewed the new Garnier Skinactive Honey Flower Collection. I really liked the cleansing lotion a lot, however as my skin type is always changing, I picked up the Aloe Milk one for Normal to Combination.

Walt Disney Studios & Going Home.. Kinda


I waffle far too much to have day two in my original Disneyland post, so I thought I'd write all about day two here as it was somewhat of an adventure - no lies!

So, here goes DISNEY DAY TWO...

Disneyland Travel Diaries

Disneyland Paris

GUESS WHO WENT TO DISNEYLAND? WE DID MOTHER F'ERS. Myself, Jack and our favourite emo couple Jasmine and Sean booked a last minute 3 day break to Paris for all of the fun. I last went to Disneyland Paris when I was 4, so this was all the emotions and nostalgia.

Cocktails At Steinbeck & Shaw, Brighton

Steinbeck and Shaw Brighton

When it comes to cocktails, something awakens an uncontrollable force in me and my motivation to leave the house (and be sociable) sky rockets whilst my bank balance slowly fades into nothingness.

To prove my dedication, the other day I actually queued for 33 minutes precisely in a bar, just because nowhere else around did cocktails..

20 Thoughts I've Had This Week

20 Thoughts I've Had This Week





1. OMFG. DISNEYLAND IS SO MAGICAL.<3
2. Our hotel is walking distance to Sephora *cries happy tears*.
3. Oh god, do I declare bankruptcy now?
4. Ok yeah. I shouldn't have spent that much on the first day of the holiday.
5. I swear that person hates me and I have no idea why.
6. This workout is killing me.
7. I'm actually starting to like salads.
8. WHO HAVE I BECOME?
9. I wish I had more self confidence.
10. There is ALWAYS something to pay for!
11. Why am I more bloated after a workout than before?
12. Where has my motivation gone in the last 7 months?
13. OMG MY PHONE IS SO BROKEN. Pls hurry upgrade.
14. A glow in the dark cocktail? Yes please.
15. I love picnics and sunsets
16. BUT OH MY GOD, WHAT DOES THIS BEE WANT WITH MY HEAD?
17. Yay, culottes don't make me look whaletastic and now I love them!
18. I really really really want a Disney tattoo.
19. Our flight home is cancelled?!?! Help pls.
20. I think I jinxed saying I never wanted to leave Disneyland.

How's your week been? Have you been up to much? :)

x

Green Day, BST Hyde Park 2017


BST Hyde Park, 2017
There's no doubt that music, gigs and festivals are a huge part of my life. I said to myself this year I'd write more about things music-related and BST last weekend was definitely memorable one!

British Summer Time is a festival held over various different weekends throughout June and July in London's Hyde Park. I'm not going to lie, I never really knew it was a thing until very recently.

June Favourites

Serious question: How the F are we over half way through the year already?!


June was a busy month for me, so again, trying new products wasn't the easiest! Saying that, I do have the odd new product in amongst some golden oldies, so here they are! 

GRWM: The #InstaSelfie Base With Rimmel London*



I'm back again again blessing you all with my naked face (soz in advance) for my latest get ready with me. As my last GRWM post is actually one of my most popular posts, I thought I'd try out another one as I received some lovely new bits from Rimmel the other day! 

The £5.99 Harry Potter-Inspired Makeup Brush Set You Need NOW


When I get emails from Wowcher, I'm usually deleting deals for Disneyland Paris trips I can't afford (whilst sobbing) or totally irrelevant garden furniture deals. So y'know, you can imagine my disappointment.

Garner Skin Active Botanical Honey Flower Collection

Garner Skin Active Botanical Honey Milk Collection Review
You know when PR companies go above and beyond to send you the most generous care package? Yep. Well that is Garnier for me! I was blown away when a HUGE giant box arrived on my doorstep recently and I literally couldn't believe how amazing it was. 

May Favourites


So, I sucked at being a blogger in May. I don't know why, I just couldn't sit down and write a post without getting stupidly distracted. Or falling down 2 stairs and spraining my ankle.. True story.

Usually these posts are all about beauty favourites but shock horror, I haven't actually purchased any new makeup this month. I know, wtf?! To be honest, I think I just spend my money on more lifestyle-y based bits this month so here they are!

Memories That Last Forever With Printiki

Printiki Review

I don't know why, but printed photos will always hold a special place in my heart. Taking photos is (and always has been) a huge passion of mine - even if half the time I'm just winging it and I really don't know what I'm doing!

The Not-So-Serious SS17 Lookbook..


Recently, my friend and I filmed some lookbooks for each other for Youtube (which I'll include below if you want to see) and did a little blog photo shoot. Now, I'm definitely not a pro when it comes to this stuff and I definitely don't claim to be a fashion blogger, I just have a lot of fun putting outfits together!

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polishes

Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polishes 
I am quite possibly the most useless person in the world when it comes to maintaining my nails. I know right, how can I call myself a beauty blogger? Either way, I do sometimes make an effort and paint them according to what season it is just to make them look pretty.

Brighton Foodies Festival 2017



Last weekend myself, Jasmine, Jack and Sean attended the Foodies Festival in Brighton! If you saw my recent giveaway, you'll know that the festival is held on the heart of the Hove Lawns, slap bang in the middle of Brighton and Hove and runs over the first May Bank Holiday weekend.

April Favourites

April Favourites
OH HAI MAY. Spring is in full swing. Poet and I (did) know it. Ok sorry, I am done. 

Here's another one of my signature late monthly favourites with products I loved throughout April. You know the score. Ps. Please excuse the meh quality photos at the moment, my memory card for my camera has broken so I'm having to use my (also broken) phone. WOOP WOOP.

My Must See Bands at Slam Dunk Festival 2017

Slam Dunk Festival 2016

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that Slam Dunk Festival is quite literally my favourite day of the year. Whilst I felt quite underwhelmed with the line-up this year, there are still a lot of bands I love (a hell of a lot) and will find myself watching. Not only that, it's mine and Jasmines 1 year friend-iversary. YAY! <3

Smashbox Brighton Event

Smashbox Brighton Event

Recently, myself and a few friends Holly and Katie went along to our local Boots to spend an evening with the Smashbox team. In store for us throughout the evening involved trying and testing their new releases (whilst finding out all about them!), eating an unruly amount of Haribo and socialising with other local bloggers!

Dreamy Stationery From Coconut Lane & 20% Discount Code!*

Coconut Lane Stationery Discount Code


Because who wouldn't want to be all of those things on my new notebook? Minus that, can we just talk about how ridiculously dreamy this MacBook skin is? I can now stare at an opal-ly pastel heaven every time I go to use my laptop and it makes me SO happy.

New Beginnings & Life Lately

Life Lately
It feels like only yesterday I was telling you all how much of a rollercoaster my life was. I think a catch up is waaaaay overdue, so grab a cuppa - it's probably going to be a long one!

Where do I start...? Let's take it back to December.

Win Tickets To Brighton Foodies Festival!

Brighton Foodies Festival Giveaway


I love food - there's absolutely no denying it's a genuine obsession. Snacking is probably one of my favourite things to do and If I'm going out somewhere, one way or another you can almost guarantee there's a food or drink motive behind the trip.

Benefit Cosmetics Brow Event | #FriendsWithBenefit

Benefit Cosmetics Brow Event
Photo credit: Simple Synth


I never ever thought that I would be typing this, but last week a group of local bloggers and I attended a Benefit Cosmetics event in my hometown of Brighton! 

March Favourites


March Favourites

Hey hey! I always hit a blank when starting a favourites post these days. I literally think I say the same thing every month.. haha! Anyway, how was your March? Didn't it fly by?! I'm here again chatting you through my favourites from last month, and where you can find them!

Baie Botanique Rose Renew Regenerating Face Cream

Baie Botanique Rose Renew Regenerating Face Cream Review

Finding the right skincare to match my erratic skin type can sometimes be a chore to say the least. My skin fluctuates from an oily mess and a planet of spots, to a dry and sensitive pain in the arse. I basically never know what I'm going to be waking up to from day-to-day. I've come to realise over the years that as much as I don't always want to admit it, it does pay to have great skin.

Makeup Revolution 3rd Birthday Party

Makeup Revolution 3rd Birthday Party
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I bloody love March. Do you know why? Because it means Makeup Revolution celebrate yet another birthday, and me and some beautiful friends Orla, Megan and Naddy get to go along and party with them!

Rimmel London Volume Shake Mascara Review

Rimmel London Volume Shake Mascara Review

When it comes to my lashes, they are incredibly stubborn and sparse, which means finding a mascara that works for me is usually some kind of miracle.

I recently received the new Rimmel Volume Shake Mascara* through the post and needless to say I was very intrigued. My first impression of the product was that it's heavier than your normal every day mascara. Not only that, it's friggen shakeable - aren't Rimmel loving their shake technology at the moment?!

Spring Inspired Duvet Covers You NEED In Your Life*

Spring Inspired Duvet Covers You NEED In Your Life
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With spring fast approaching, I feel well and truly ready for new bed sheets! I am a very seasonal person when it comes to bedding; I will go to great lengths to make sure the sheets are changed and ready for the upcoming season! Although we tend to have pretty sporadic seasons in the UK, it's nice to try.. right? 

February Favourites



OMG. It's scary how quickly this favourites post crept up (and how late it is!) Soz. I definitely panicked the other day at how little new things I've tried lately - needless to say that WILL change this month! I've definitely focussed maybe a teeny bit more on the beauty side of things on my new Youtube Channel lately, but I am still going to continue on here, obvs!

Rimmel London Brow This Way Shake Filling Powder

Rimmel London Brow This Way Shake Filling Powder


Rimmel London are at it again. This time with their new, innovative brow products! Today, I'm going to be reviewing and swatching these genius Brow Shake Filling Powders* and letting you know my thoughts!

The Ultimate Guide To Blog Props (& Where To Find Them)

The Ultimate Guide To Blog Photo Props


When I first started out in the blogging world, flat lays and photography were the least of my worries. I'd happily write a post with no photo at all, or throw together products with the most hideous lighting and not really even give a crap. 

The more time I spent reading others blogs or lusting over dreamy Instagram shots, the more I wondered why people were so lucky to have perfectly white & marbled worktops, continuous fresh flowers and dreamy wooden flooring. I spent ages trying to work it out until a little lightbulb clicked and I took to asking Google & Twitter. 

Little Ways To Help Declutter Your Mind.

I've come to realise lately that having a clear head is so important. Remembering to take care of yourself is a massive factor in feeling good, and breaking old habits can sometimes be really good for you! I've found some weird and wonderful ways that seem to be working for me lately, so hopefully they'll help you out too!

Getting Ready For Valentines Day ft. Tangle Angel

Valentines Day ft. Tangle Angel

When it comes to the dreaded V word, I think the majority of the world will shudder or just shrug the whole idea off completely. Whether it's your thing or not, there are plenty of different ways to spend the evening. From a date night, to 'Galentines' drinks or even just a night in to yourself - everyone will be doing something different.

January Favourites

January Favourites 2017


So, January happened. Does that mean the blues will officially be over and the blogging slumps will kindly get in the bin? I don't know about you, but I really hope so!

I tried a lot of new products over Christmas and New Year, some of which featured in my 2016 Favourites Round Up because I loved them so much! Since then, I've had loads of other things to try out, so hopefully there is something for everyone here!

Drugstore Get Ready With Me Ft. Rimmel London

Drugstore Get Ready With Me Ft. Rimmel London

This took a lot of guts for me to post because believe it or not, I am quite self conscious and actually dislike my face. I think my jawline is wonky, I have annoying features and I'm not a makeup pro at all - I just like to use new products. But in reality, who cares? This blog is all about being real, so who needs a perfectly edited photoshopped face?

Amsterdam Video Diaries

Amsterdam In Winter


It now seems to be a tradition now that whenever Jack and I go away, we make a video. As much as I loved writing my Amsterdam Travel Diaries, I also loved filming it too! I find capturing things on film sometimes speaks a bit louder than words on a blog post. It's also a great memoir to look back on! 

I'm definitely going to start the chatty side of Youtube at some point this year, in addition to still documenting our travels, so if you'd like to see that then please subscribe to my channel here! It would mean a lot! :)



I hope you enjoy the video! Let me know what you think!

Have you been to Amsterdam? :) 


2017 To-Do List

2017 To-do List

It's no lie that sticking to New Years Resolutions has never really been my 'thing'. I'm just a bit of a go-with-the-flow kinda gal and if I stick to something then great, if I don't then I don't. To be honest, that method in life has never got me anywhere and I really want 2017 to be the year of BIG changes. For once in my life, I actually feel ready to make stuff happen, so here's to the next chapter!

Amsterdam Travel Diaries



Last week, I turned the big, ripe old age of 23. Well, it's not really that big unless you're screaming/constantly quoting the lyrics of What's My Age Again? by Blink 182 (which yes, I was un-shamefully doing!).

2016 Favourites Round Up


I can't quite believe how quickly these years are flying by! 2016, where d'you go?! Last year was a mixture of highs and lows, but I don't think it was the worst year ever either.
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