I recently visited Scotland for a work visit to the bareMinerals Glasgow boutique and fell in love with the city. I only spent one night and day there as Marc, some friends and I were heading off to Loch Lomond (via The Devil’s Pulpit) but I had such a good time, especially watching live blues music in The Howling Wolf underground bar, shopping in the Galleries and discovering the cool shops and bars along Byers Road. In fact it was… View Post

Do you remember earlier this year when Alicia Keys attended the VMA awards with no makeup and there was an almighty uproar? It seems silly that whether a woman chooses to wear makeup or not is a topic worth discussing at length but throughout history, discussions about female appearance are often wrapped up in wider social issues. Indeed, that Alicia Keys moment seems to have spurred the flames for the empowering #NoMakeup movement that is currently spreading across social media,… View Post

Does anyone else find it impossibly hard to find a well-fitting jean? I don’t even think I have that unusual a body shape – slim-ish legs, wider hips and a normal/slim waist – but on the high street I always struggle to find a comfortable, affordable pair that will sit nicely on the waist, hips AND legs simultaneously. The jean that I have been on the hunt for over the last two months is a good MOM jean. I love… View Post

A few weeks ago I was up in Glasgow for work, meeting a bunch of lovely Scottish press and bloggers at the newly refurbished bareMinerals Glasgow boutique. As it was a few days before Marc’s birthday, we decided to extend the stay and have a long birthday weekend near Loch Lomond with some friends. Loch Lomond and the surrounding areas are truly so beautiful that I will do a separate blog post on that but before you even get there, there… View Post

Just because the weather is colder doesn’t mean all autumn dates have to be spent in the pub, so for some London autumn date ideas that aren’t just drinks, read on… Cinema – with a twist The cinema might not sound like the best place to get to know someone but London cinemas don’t just mean your average Cineworld. You can get close to someone at Electric Cinema (Notting Hill and Shoreditch) and Everyman Cinema thanks to their cosy sofas to… View Post

Didn’t it feel like autumn jumped out at us overnight? One morning I was walking to work in sandals, the next I was hunting down the socks and boots… As much as I am sad to see summer go, autumn means snuggly evenings spent in front of good films, crisp walks, warming meals and the chance to catch up with friends in a cosy bar. Speaking of which, there are some fab relaxed and cosy London bars for autumn winter, including:… View Post