Tuesday, 16 January 2018

First Time Faker | Vani-T Bronzing Custard Q&A With a Pro


Getting a winter glow is something we all want to do. When the sunshine is a distant memory on this freezing island, and your next holiday is light years away, there’s no choice but to get your rays in a bottle.

As much as I love the thought of bronzed skin though, I must confess to being a fake tan virgin. I’m too terrified of making a mistake and having the streaky, orange proof there for all to see. Sometimes I’ll look at my pasty legs and resolve to do something about them, only to lose my nerve when faced with shelves full of different options of tanning product.

It’s the one area of beauty I don’t feel I know the slightest thing about.  Luckily for me, I have a friend who’s an expert – Kerry from Wilde About Tan. I asked her to give me her  pro advice that would take away my fear of the fake stuff.

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

January Sales Bargains: How Not To Break The Bank


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So here we are in January. A time to reminisce about the festive period, a chance to re-evaluate our life choices and make new plans and goals, and a time for shopping. That’s right, the January sales are in full force, and they can be a great way to grab some bargains with any festive cash you have to spend, or simply to top up your wardrobe and essentials for the year ahead.

However, what you don’t want to do is put yourself in a bad financial situation for the rest of the year due to overspending. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can grab the bargains in the sales and not break the bank balance in the process.


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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Life, Lately | Christmas 2018



So, how did Christmas 2017 treat you? It was a fairly peaceful one for us, well, as peaceful as you can get with a very excited two-year-old!

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Latest In Beauty Box | December 2017


The Latest in Beauty box is a little bit different from the better-known boxes. You have the chance to select the products that you want to receive before ordering, and can choose either three, six or nine products for a different set monthly price, all with free postage.

For those who enjoy the surprise element, it's not going to appeal, but if you’ve subbed to others before and grown tired of the duds or the repeat products, it’s a great way to keep it fresh. They also produce limited pre-selected ‘collections’ that can be bought separately, like the Cosmopolitan Party Starter Edit I ordered before Christmas.

I was really happy with my first box in November, and also with the selection of items to choose from in December. That month was so busy I didn’t review the box as I ran out of time, and I’ve just placed my January order. Here’s a look at what came last month…


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Monday, 18 December 2017

Life, Lately | November December 2017

Hello my lovelies!

Another two months have flown by in the blink of an eye. I wonder whether it will ever slow down again or if life is just destined to be on fast-forward from now on? Just the basic stuff of working full-time, blogging and having a very active 2 year old seems to tire me out - when you add on basic adulting, life admin and a little bit of long-game house renovation, things get very hectic indeed!

Its easy at this time of year to feel quite run down and I’m definitely longing for the Christmas break - bring on the festive season! Here’s a little peek at what’s been happening in my world lately…

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Friday, 15 December 2017

Discovering Artisan Gin | An Evening with Burleighs


Are you a gin lover? In my house, we’re huge fans of the stuff (we claim its ‘medicinal’ and with a boisterious 2 year old, its certainly needed a lot of the time).

Gin is my perfect everyday drink – ideal in the bath at the end of a long hard day, sipped in the back garden overlooking the river as the sun goes down or in front of the fire on a winter weekend. There’s no occasion where it doesn’t feel right.

I’ve never stopped much to consider how it was made, so when I landed in invite to go and see the production of Burleigh’s gin in person, I was super excited. The chance to peek behind the doors and see how one of your favourite spirits is actually produced is pretty exciting!

Produced by 45West, a small artisan distillery located on a farm in the Leicestershire countryside, a lot of care goes into this unique product.

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