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On Wednesdays I use pink facial oil | Beauty

As I'm getting older, I'm finding my interest for skincare and all things that fall under the 'preserve my youth' label rapidly increasing. Because the big 30 is vastly approaching, I'm more aware of what my skin needs and what skin issues I actually deal with and need to help correct or get better. I'm always keen to try out new skincare, and this being pink got me incredibly excited before I'd even given it a try! I've used this vegan Moroccan Rose oil for a good month now and feel I can now give my true opinion on it. 


I suffer with uneven skin tone and quite a lot of pigmentation problems so am always up for trying out products that state it helps. As soon as I took the lid off for the first time, the smell hit me. It's lovely and so fresh that it makes for a really nice step in your skincare routine. Containing a lot of essential vitamins like C,A and almond oil, it helps to get a younger and youthful look to the skin. It helps with pigmentatio…

An easy August exploring outfit | Style

A warm day in August meant that I got my milk bottle legs out and was proud. I will either get my legs out or arms out, and today was the perfect weather for this Topshop slip dress that I'd bought a few weeks ago. As I was desperate to wear it styling around the over the t-shirt trend I knew this day was the perfect chance for me to try it out. 


We went to Rye and Dungeness for a day of exploring, coffee and chill time in the sun along with quite a bit of photo taking. I wanted to be comfortable as the weather was lovely and warm and knew that mixing warm weather and lots of walking might mean you become a bit of a sweaty mess (ewww). The paisley top underneath the dress was a bargain buy (I think last year) from Topshop in the maternity section. Its lightweight and pretty breathable and adds a little bit of colour to my very monochrome wardrobe. I've worn the slip dress out on its own before with a lace bralet and thinks its great to have pieces like this in your collection t…

Short hair don't care | Lifestyle

I've had what people would class as 'long hair' for around six years and was desperate to grow it down to my hips and feel like I'd accomplished something. I recently had a dramatic chop and have gone to shoulder length and couldn't be happier about the decision. I'd thought about it for a long time and it just got to the point where I had had enough of spending 45 minutes drying my hair and not being able to go to sleep with it down as it would knot and get in the way. I knew it was time for a change. 


Hair grows, and that's something I've told myself for a long time.  I've had some right crazy hair styles, from super short jet black hair, to short and bleached blonde, to now which is relatively 'normal'. I've always been up for playing around with my hair, whether that's the colour or the style, it grows and you shouldn't worry about it and just bite the bullet and go for it.

Going into the deeper impacts of me having long hair,…

Brows and highlight with Natural Collection | Beauty

Brows are up there as one of my most important steps in my make up routine. Mine are just so gappy and have no real shape without taking the time to fill in and shape. I've been a Soap and Glory Archery gal for so long now, and have gone through so many re-purchases I've lost count. When the Natural Collection brow collection came out, I wasn't aware of how much of a game changer it could be.


When filling in and shaping my brows, I like to make sure they still look quite natural (well, as natural as they can look). In this picture above I used the pencil and the gel as I found I enjoyed using them the most and, gave the best look with regards to my personal taste.I tried so many times to get the hang of using the wax but haven't quite got it yet so will keep persisting with that one. 

Highlighting is a step in my routine that I don't always go through with. I save it for more, special occasions that mean I'll take slightly longer getting ready for. Highlight…

Revisiting Dreamland | Lifestyle

When I was a kid, I used to spend so many of my summer days down in Dreamland with friends and family, spending hours on rides like the Waltzers and Skymaster (definitely was my favourite and held you upside down for what felt like hours). Yesterday myself and the fam went down to have a look at how they'd updated it and to have a bit of a trip down memory lane.


When walking around the park, it felt just like a smaller Thorpe Park. It didn't have the same old Dreamland feel that I remembered. Things were in different places and at first I was stubborn and thought 'well this just isn't Dreamland'. After a sitting down, having some water and taking it all in my thoughts changed and instantly loved the new look land of dreams. They have made it out in such a cool and retro way, everything looking very instagramable and pinterest worthy (except the grey sky).


Dreamlands food area had so much to offer! Snacks warm and cold, meals, drinks and treats. They'd clearly th…

A family BBQ ~ ft BoroughBox

Last Sunday my family had a BBQ and thought it was the perfect time to put my BoroughBox to the test. Every product included in the box was used at some point in the day and honestly, was so refreshing and nice to use products I'd not heard of before, that were all dairy free and gluten free.

I thought that monthly beauty boxes were a great idea, but food is the way to my heart and a monthly food box is genius. Especially food that I can eat with my complicated diet. If you are interested in purchasing a one off box or a subscription then click HERE. They can make great presents for family or friends that enjoy food/cooking/baking and offer a variety of box options.

Because I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the BoroughBox, I thought what better way of showing you than through a vlog style video (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WNDPY8sLsss)




Is this something your interested in? Would you purchase something like this as a present? 

xoxo

Glasses on point thanks to Specsavers

Wearing glasses is kind of a big deal. They're on your face, making quite a big statement so, you need to get it right. I've had some experiences in the past where you sort of feel pressured to hurry up and make your decision. And with so many frames to choose from, it can be a slightly overwhelming process.

Every time I've gone into Specsavers for an appointment , and needed to choose some frames they've been so helpful and given me as much alone time to search at my own pace and comfort for the perfect frames. To me this is a plus and something that customers really appreciate. 'Time to browse' as they say shouldn't be rushed and it's vital you feel comfortable.


I've been a glasses wearer for many years now and I get bored of frames quite quickly as they're something I wear everyday. Specsavers kindly sent me a voucher for some frames, and to my excitement when I got there, all frames were buy one get one free (paying for the most…

My summer makeup

The days are longer and the suns warmer, which means we tend to go a little lighter on our makeup. We might not spend as long on our face and reach for looks and products that are fast and easy to apply. Full coverage foundation is not something I'm referring to here and for me, the sheerer the better and, the more natural and glowing the better.

My go to summer face is a very straight forward one that doesn't require that much time and is super easy to do. I really like to keep it simple and just switch up my lipstick colour. I like my base light as I don't want to cover up my freckles or anything as my face catches the sun nicely (I use SPF 30 on my face everyday). I'm really not a fan of over doing my face in the summer months, it's nice to feel fresh and have a bit more of a natural look with your makeup. When it comes to eyes, I like it simple and sometimes I don't even wear eyeliner and just mascara. When it comes to the lips, however, I like to change it …