Monday, 26 February 2018

Even those of us with the most regimented fitness routines can struggle to keep it up when we're away from home. If you want a break that's totally fine. In fact, it's great to have a proper rest and let your body have a break and relax now and then. But if you travel a lot, or spend frequent periods away on business trips, you may want to keep up with some kind of exercise while you are away or you'll be in danger of gaining weight, struggling with health issues and losing your fitness levels. This can leave you feeling depressed like you've let yourself down and you may find it hard to get back into the swing of things.

But it doesn't have to be hard to keep fit while you are away. Just remember, it's ok to lower your expectations, and it's important to make time to take a break and have fun while you are away too.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

I was kindly sent one of Influensters boxes last month and this one included Dermalogica. Dermalogica is a brand I’ve never tried before so I was very excited to get my hands on their full skin care range.

I decided to wait a few weeks to post this blog post as I think it’s important to really try out skin care for a few weeks to see the full effects and I’m so glad I did!

Friday, 16 February 2018


Beauty is a passion. It’s something that we become increasingly invested in as time goes on and we learn more and more about different products, techniques, and procedures that can be used to make us feel more attractive. While the majority of us limit our interest in beauty to our own appearance, the more business savvy and motivated amongst us might start to consider ways that we can turn our passion into a career. Here are a few ways to dabble in the beauty business and make a profit at the same time!

Thursday, 15 February 2018


London is a huge city with so much to offer. There are great tourist attractions and lots of amazing restaurants to eat at. On top of that, London has some of the best nightlife in the country so it’s worth taking a trip down there for a big night out. The problem is, it’s such a massive city that it’s hard to know where to go. If you don’t plan your night out properly, you’ll end up spending half the night on the tube and you won’t get the most out of your trip, with that in mind these are some of the best London districts for a night out. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018


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Winter, on the whole, can be fun. Sure, there are some downsides-- the lack of daylight, the cold, the short days, but it’s also a festive and cosy time of year that’s worth making the most of. 

However, there is one major side effect of winter that takes longer to recover from than most: dry skin. 

Why is dry skin such a problem in winter?

The issue is an unfortunate combination of two factors: 

The air is colder during winter, and cold air simply doesn’t retain as much moisture as warm air. 

We all tend to rely on central heating systems during the winter which, while lovely and warm, tend to dry the air -- which is already struggling to retain moisture due to the point above -- even further.

The end result? Dry skin problems. 

Where are you most likely to experience issues with winter dry skin?

Facial skin is generally most sensitive and thinner than the rest of your body, placing it at prime risk for problems with dry skin. You might also notice that the skin over your joints -- such as your elbows, knees, and ankles -- are more liable to dryness over winter, due to the thinner skin in these areas. 

How can you combat dry skin over winter?

To an extent, the winter period itself is all about minimising the damage. You can use a variety of techniques to try to achieve this, for example…

Using a water spritz on your skin, then applying an oil directly over the top to “lock” the moisture in 

Using deep moisturising balms and body lotions 

Drinking plenty of water 

… but it’s unlikely that you’ll escape through the winter unscathed even with these techniques. Most women will find their skin is in need of a little extra TLC when the weather begins to warm. 

How can you restore your skin back to its best?

Continuing a careful moisturising regime is always important, but you will need to add a little extra “oomph” to your skincare to help reclaim your skin from the harshness of winter. 

Facial skin will benefit from a rejuvenating HydraFacial, which will help to tackle skin issues as well as providing the hydration you need. 

Body skin will benefit from a deep treatment like paraffin wax, which you can either do at home or at a clinic.

Avoid using harsh soaps and shower gels, as these can strip natural oils. A couple of weeks spent using only oil-based products for cleansing should give your skin time to recover from the ravages of winter. 

How long will your skin take to escape its dryness?

This depends on your skin type; if you’re always prone to dry skin, then you’re unlikely to experience a miraculous cure for the overall issue by May. However, you should be able to see an improvement in the extra dry skin issues you experience over winter by the middle of spring, providing you stick to the above tips. 

With your skin back to its best, all you need is for the British weather to play ball and you’ll really have a spring in your step! 

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Sunday, 11 February 2018

I've always been a lover of a blazer. I feel like they really look like you've got your life together and know you mean business - that may just be me but I feel they give off that vibe!

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

I've been receiving Birchbox for over 6 months now and at first I enjoyed it. I started out as a trial to experiment with  couple of different beauty boxes to work out which ones were the best. As a beauty blogger we are always on the hunt to try out new brands and products to review them so with a beauty box this is the perfect way to try out lots of new products every month.

Birchbox offers some big name brands in their boxes and this is what first attracted me but as sthe months went on I was a little bit disappointed to receive the same brands over and over. Along with this the fact that I was receiving Glossybox (who I continue to receive) who send full size products I was a little bit disappointed that Birchbox were always sending trial size products so didn't feel it was as good value for money as Glossybox.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

I've been a little bit of out my blogging game recently but for a very good reason!

I was given the best Christmas present I could have have ever been given and the perfect start to 2018 and that is.....I've officially moved house!!