Ever since I entered my 20s I have been dealing with breakouts. My breakouts changed from the monthly hormonal chin spot that I experienced in my teenage years, to regular red spots and whiteheads, usually around my chin and mouth area and sometimes around the hairline too. It is something that seems to be getting worse with age but I have finally figured out what the triggers are for my skin. My triggers: The first is stress – waking up… View Post

It was my friend Maddie who first told me about Canopy and Stars last autumn after I mentioned that I was heading to Scotland and was thinking about glamping. Sadly we couldn’t find any suitable accommodation for that particular Scotland visit (which you can read more about here) but we were so inspired at the amazing, beautiful and unique stays on the website that I just had to share it with you. Don’t be fooled into thinking this glamping is… View Post

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

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