The long summer holidays; Why do children need it?

6 weeks of no school The summer holidays can either fill you with delight or dread. For me, as a teacher, it used to be a valuable time for me to relax from the constant strains of teaching in a secondary school. I was able to travel, stay up late and pursue hobbies that I…

Kids Holiday Activities; Staying Indoors

What happens when the weather is bad? Being a resident of the UK; the sun does not always shine in the summer. Currently, we are in the midst of torrential thunderstorms and my children have spent the whole day inside. However, this gives me the opportunity to do what I do best; get creative. I…

Kids Holiday Activities; Let’s Go Outdoors

Time is precious; enjoy it while you can Thinking of summer holiday activities can be mind-boggling. There is so much pressure in our society to create the perfect ‘Instagram worthy’ summer. In the summer, families spend a fortune on trips to all sorts of attractions; holidays, theme parks, zoos, play centres and trampoline parks. If…

Shame on you; Why do people shame others?

Shame is all around As a society, we have always been susceptible to making judgements on others. The rise of social media and the internet has made the passing of judgement on people, situations and life in general much easier. Furthermore, my own blog is a way of me informing people; in the hope that…

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…