Parental Competition; Why does it exist?

Parental Competition Parental competition is rife in society now. Parenting can be a tough job; not only do you have to deal with your own children but all of the insecurities that come with being a parent. It is not simply a case of saying ‘it’s only a job’ because you never get time off,…

Summer Makeup Video Tutorial: Arabian Nights

It has been a while since I did a makeup tutorial. I thought I would take the opportunity to do my face and video the process at the same time. When I planned a summer makeup look I wanted to move away from the bolder and mermaid inspired tutorials. I took the inspiration for this…

Drugstore Brands; Five of my Favourites

My favourite drugstore makeup brands When it comes to makeup, my heart will always be at the drugstore. I do not believe in buying something simply for the name; a car still gets you from A to B no matter what the name it has. I also carry this value throughout my makeup collection. My…

Gratitude; 20 Little things that make me smile

Why gratitude is important Gratitude has been proven to reduce stress. The act of focusing on the positive things throughout life is the foundation of mindfulness practice. What has made you smile today? What moments in your hectic day did you feel good? Gratitude does not have to be about big things; it can be…

Blogging and Self Doubt; How I got past it.

Blogging can encourage doubt Being a blogger can be the most magical experience. Blogging can be a wonderful experience. It can help you work through thoughts, connect with amazing people and find your own voice. However, with everything that is enjoyable, there are pitfalls; the main one being blogger’s doubt.  Doubt; is it good?  Doubt can help us survive,…

Summer lipsticks; Ten Favourites

When it comes to summer lipsticks, opinions can be divided. Do you go nude and natural or do you inject some pops of colour? Do you go lipstick or gloss? Many people just dab on some lip balm and forego the lipstick step of their makeup. As the temperatures rise, so does our dislike for…

Summer Nail Polish; Let’s Paint those Nails

Summer nail polish  Summer is my favourite time to wear nail polish. My eyes light up at all the bold bright colours like a child in a sweet shop. The choice of different colours, textures and finishes makes summer the season for painted talons and toes.  I have once again raided my nail polish collection to bring…

Top Five Eye Shadow Palettes; Find Out My Favourites

Eyeshadow was my first love What are my top five eyeshadow palettes? As a child growing up in the 1980’s, the eyeshadow was always bright, colourful and made a statement. I remember watching people on TV with multi-coloured, over the top eyeshadow and wanting desperately wanting to recreate. Many of my favourite palettes are bold,…

Foundation Review; The Good, The Bad and The Smelly.

Foundation review As I said in my base makeup routine, a good foundation that works with your skin is paramount. There is no point in having a perfect Wing or beautiful eyeshadow looks if you’re foundation is letting you down. Finding the right foundation is an absolute minefield. Not only do you have the task…