A Beautiful Woman: A few words about my mom.

Reading this post on international women’s day, I thought about doing a post on inspiring women, but thought it better to write about the one most important to me.
Most people I meet are quite jealous of my relationship with my mom. Haha! And rightly so. Many comment that we look like sisters (?), and bicker like friends, which we definitely do.

Beauty Review: The Lip Scrub & Sugar Lip Treatment

I decided my first reviews would be of the things I’ve used most, which have to be the lip products! I’m a big fan of a statement lipstick, so keeping my lips in tip top condition is high on my list of priorities!

The Lip Scrub – Sara Happ

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Cleaning Out My Closet

Cleaning Out My Closet

They say confession is good for the soul, so I must disclose that I am a ridiculously terrible hoarder. I never really noticed the stuff building up, but I do love to shop, and now that I’ve gotten to the point where there’s hardly enough room in my wardrobe for the stuff I have (never mind the new bits I’ve bought!) it’s definitely time for a clear out. Read More

Fashion Review: Topshop Joni Jeans

High Waisted Jeans CollageI’ve always found high waisted jeans really flattering. Not only do they eliminate muffin tops  & all worries of whether you’re flashing your knickers, but they also give a very streamline look to the whole figure, while showing off what I find to be most women’s greatest asset – a slim waist. Plus, with the reign of crop tops not looking to fall anytime soon, they minimize the amount of flashed flesh whilst enabling you to stay very on trend. Not to mention the fact that high waisted trews  give an illusion of elongated legs, and a nice shapely bum! What’s not to love? Read More

Beauty Gift Haul!

One of the things I was most excited about in the run up to my year abroad, were all the amazing people I would meet. In my first year at university, my bestest of friends turned out to be exchange students who were in Nottingham for either the year, or just a semester (which was heartbreaking once our time was up). I’m still in touch with most of them, and one of the many things we bonded over were beauty products. From finding dupes for Chanel nail polishes to testing out the best eyeshadows (I learned about the infamous Urban Decay Naked palette & Primer Potion through them, not blogs!) we were definitely self proclaimed beauty queens.
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40 Days Running

Whether you’re religious or not, Lent  is a period of the year when lots of people challenge themselves to submit to some sort of discipline, be it fasting or going without certain luxuries like chocolate and crisps.

Naughty Chocolate

From a religious point of view, I can’t speak for Catholics but strictly speaking I’m not sure you have to give up anything, though it is encouraged as an exercise in repentance and self denial, to connect you more to your spiritual self. I can very specifically recall asking my nana (my guide in all things of God) what she was giving up one year, and she said:

Why would I give anything up? If its such a vice, I shouldn’t be doing it anyway!

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