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More skincare, less make up

If you're trying to cover up bad skin with quite a few layers of thick make up, ask yourself why? If your skin was good to start with, wouldn't the process be a whole lot easier? Let's take you back to my younger years when I used to swear by make up wipes and caking on my foundation and concealer to hide my bad skin; I never really thought about why my skin was so dull, spotty and uneven. Sometimes I would even go to the lengths of using a baby wipe (I know, don't even go there) I take my make up off and "clean my face". 

Some lessons I've learnt and the steps I've taken:

~ Have a solid skincare routine in place (cleanse, tone, eye cream, serum, moisturise) give or take a few steps depending on you and your needs. I'm currently using brands like Oskia, Clarins, Una Brennan and Pixi.

~ Double cleansing is a good thing (I do this by firstly taking my make up off with micellar water and then with my cleanser) and I only do this in the evenings. Nivea M…

Instant, light, natural lip perfection from Clarins

I'm a huge fan of rocking a bold lip, however when somethings so easy to apply and makes my lips look bigger with a hint of colour, that aren't too sticky like a regular lipgloss; I'm sold. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip perfectors have been around for a while and are pretty good with adding shades to their range and aren't your regular lipgloss boasting to make your lips look plump and moisturised.  

They look good on their own as a light wash of colour or on top of a lipstick or pencil. Easy to apply they're a perfect addition to your handbag beauty kit. As much as we all love a matte lip (Mac Ruby Woo being a solid favourite of mine) sometimes, when we know were going to be eating, and can't be bothered with the faff something sheer and fuss free is the answer. 

My newest addition is #8 plum shimmer which has really tickled my lip fancy and stand out from the range as being the only dark berry colour they sell. A few times I've applied it over the t…

Luxury lingerie at Next

We've all got those places where we head to for those day to day essentials, from which we go back time and time again as we know they'll serve us well. My place for underwear has always been M&S just because I knew I'd get something of good quality. Since attending a private Next lingerie event, my thoughts have now changed. 



Greeted by lovely Next employees and some delicious pink lemonade and cupcakes, we were surrounded by a vast selection of luxury lingerie sets, multi packs and also some sets that you'd never think Next would sell (including the one pictured above). In conjunction with the charity Coppafeel this event was not only to raise awareness of Next and their beautiful underwear, but breast cancer and for women to regularly check themselves.


A cheeky massage before being measured for my perfect bra was a must, and the massage angels were amazing. Before our fitting we had a chat about Nexts mission statement and given some shocking facts like, did you …