Have you ever heard of Osea Island? Neither had I, until I had the chance to attend Island Record’s annual Island Life private summer party which was held on Osea Island last week. The pretty island is not far from Essex but can only be driven to when the tide is out for a few hours each day. Dubbed ‘the English Hamptons’, it holds an assortment of upscale holiday rentals overlooking the water which can be rented out for events,… View Post

On Thursday afternoon I popped along to the Debenhams Christmas 2016 press day to have a look at their upcoming festive fashion, homeware and beauty offerings – including some very exciting lipsticks from Kat Von D arriving in October! The Kat Von D range has gone down a storm and any blogger that visits America seems to come back with a KVD haul, so I was really intrigued to swatch the lipsticks being showcased at the Debenhams event. The colour… View Post

One of the big projects we have been working on at bareMinerals this year is the launch of the exciting new bareMinerals skincare line, which launches nationwide this June 2016. As part of the launch preparations, us in the PR team organised a big bareMinerals skincare press launch at the Oui rooms in central London. We invited a range of press, bloggers and Influencers down to hear a presentation on how bareMinerals have become the first beauty brand to harness the powerful… View Post

I’ve been working in PR for a few years now and am currently working in the PR team for mineral make-up brand bareMinerals. (If you are interested, you can read more about my career progression in my Working in PR post!) I recently wrote a post on A Day in the Life of a Beauty PR, where I spoke about what a typical day working in beauty PR can be like. One of the tasks beauty PR’s might be faced with is… View Post

There were a lot of mixed reviews surrounding Lyndsey Turner’s production of Hamlet at the Barbican. Most critics seemed to agree that Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Hamlet, performed his role well but was let down by a mediocre play. Hamlet is my favourite Shakespeare play and so when I was offered two tickets for Monday’s show, I snapped them up and couldn’t care less about the reviews. And though there were some downsides to it, I’m so pleased I went.… View Post

The National Wedding Show returns this autumn with more weekend shows in London (25th – 27th September), Birmingham (2nd-4th October) and Manchester (24th-25th October). With over 300 wedding specialists, from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and photographers, it is the perfect chance to get inspiration for an upcoming wedding and snag some discounts! I went to the National Wedding Show in London in February and loved getting inspiration for our country wedding, as well as sipping on some champagne… View Post