Sunday, 17 May 2020

Thoughtful delivery ideas during lockdown

We are now in week 8 of lockdown in England and I think everyone is finding some days easier than others, it is a total rollercoaster of emotions. I go through stages of really resenting this time and then other stages of really trying to embrace this new normal as I know it is unlikely we will ever go through a time like this again. It is so hard not seeing friends and family right now but it is so important to stay connected to them and let them know you're thinking of them.

During lockdown, I have seen so many amazing businesses adapting and being so creative with their offering so I thought it would be helpful to put a blog post together with lots of ideas to send a gift to someone or just treat yourself to! There are also so many people whose birthdays have fallen during lockdown which has left them limited as to how they can celebrate, so hopefully this blog post can also help in terms of celebrating a birthday whilst in lockdown.
Tuesday, 31 December 2019

The 'C' Word

On the 21st December 2018, we found out that my beautiful mum had Hert 2 positive breast cancer. That day changed our world completely, and made 2019 a very challenging and extremely emotional year.

I think it is important to reflect at the end of every year, looking at the highs and lows that 12 months can bring. So much can happen in a whole year, although the years seem to pass by so quickly. But the important thing is, we survive these lows and time really can be the greatest healer.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Gousto Recipe Box - Review

Gousto is a weekly food box that you can have delivered 7 days a week with 2, 3 or 4 recipes for either 2 or 4 people. You pick from 30 recipes online and then they send you all the ingredients you need, as well as the recipe cards with step-by-step instructions. I was originally referred to Gousto by my best friend after her family had tried it and she said how good it was, by using a referral code we got 60% off our first box and 30% off subsequent boxes for the first month!
Wednesday, 23 January 2019

How to combat dry skin in the colder months

As soon as the weather starts to get colder, my skin instantly knows. I have always had dry/combination skin, but the mixture of cold weather outside and hot radiators inside really dehydrates my skin, leaving it even drier and irritable. It is so important to look after your skin as it is the main base on which you apply your makeup. Investing in a good skincare routine is so important before spending money on expensive makeup, as if you don't have a good base to work with, your makeup will not sit well no matter how good it is.

I wanted to share the products and treatments that have helped to keep my skin refreshed and glowy, to help anyone who also suffers from dry skin in the colder months.
Monday, 29 October 2018

Let's talk about Instagram..

Whether you use it or not, pretty much everyone has heard of Instagram. It has a crazy 700 million active users every single month, making it up there as one of the most popular and influential social media platforms around today.

I have been using Instagram for around 7 years now and it has definitely changed a lot since then. I used to upload a photo with a ridiculous filter and a caption that had taken me 2 seconds to think up! I hadn’t heard of people making money from Instagram, let alone full-time social media influencers.

After writing my dissertation on the influence of social media, I have become even more aware of the impact social media platforms can have on people and it is something I have definitely experienced myself.
Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The shaving subscription box every girl needs - with Friction Free Shaving

I have used Friction Free Shaving since 2016 and it has transformed my skin and the way I shave for the better. You may have read my first post about this subscription box back in 2016, fast forward two years and I am still religiously using the service and they now have new products too! So, I thought now would be a good time to do an updated post all about Friction Free and I am so excited to be working in collaboration with them on this post. 
Sunday, 8 July 2018

My Holiday Essentials

Well, Summer has definitely arrived! It has been so nice to see the sun shining for more than 3 days at a time! And leaving the house without a jacket and getting my Summer clothes out has been lovely! We are heading to Mallorca next week for 10 days and I am so excited to just switch off for a while, I feel as though I haven't stopped since finishing university! 

I went to Mallorca last year and it is such a beautiful island, so I am very happy to be going back this year! I have been getting little bits for the holiday each month so I wanted to write a post all about the essentials I take with me on holiday.