Tea Dress – River Island Bag – Joy Sunglasses – Topshop Boots – New Look (old) Last weekend Marc and I took our parents to see our wedding venue as September is fast approaching (eek!) and we wanted them to get to know the venue and feel part of the planning, especially as they have both helped us so much throughout the process. It turned out to be a beautifully sunny day (fingers crossed that the sun can keep his… View Post

Makeup brushes are an essential part of my daily makeup routine as I find that they give much more of a polished, blended finish than using fingers alone. I shared some of my favourite makeup brushes last year in this Favourite Everyday Beauty Brushes post and recently got the chance to try Ecotools brushes, which have now made it firmly into my daily collection. There is minimal shedding (although a little to start with, like all new brushes), they apply… View Post

One of the many joys of being a ginger is that you are left with invisible-looking eyelashes (not to mention white skin that needs constant SPF80). This meant that tinting lashes and wearing mascara were essential for me (Benefit Bad Gal mascara is the best that I’ve found for making lashes look bold, long and wide open, although can be a pain to take off at night. That stuff is sticky.) But one day when I saw my manager happily… View Post

Caitlin Moran is a wonderful feminist writer best known for her columns in The Times as well as her books How To Be a Woman and How To Build a Girl. (How To Be A Woman actually made it onto my Top 10 Books That Everyone Should Read list). I love Moran’s writing and there are two letters of hers in particular that really moved me (thanks go to my friend Liv of The London Ladybird for making me aware… View Post

Sometimes I want to share my love for something that doesn’t fit into a blog post or my usual categories, so I thought it would be a good idea to start sharing these in a monthly Sunday Favourites series. So for this April, my Sunday Favourites have been: The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr This memoir was published in the 90s and details Mary’s chaotic childhood in an east Texas oil town with a hard drinking daddy and an oft-married,… View Post

Last week I celebrated my birthday with drinks & dancing with the girls followed swiftly (and gratefully) by a restful staycation with Marc in the New Forest. We had left it until the last minute to decide where to go but I’m so happy that we settled on the New Forest as it was so incredibly beautiful and completely beat my expectations. Predominantly lying in Hampshire, the New Forest is a National Park made up of wild woodland, vast heaths,… View Post