​Keeping it simple; my skincare routine

Why bother with skincare?

I used to be well and truly a hot mess when it came to looking after myself, I still am to a certain extent. However, re-discovering my love of makeup made me take more notice of myself, especially in the area of skincare. 

5 ‘Ride or Die’ Products

​What’s ride or die
Have you ever had a product that you couldn’t live without? That one product that is perfect for you? If the answer is yes then you have a ‘Ride or Die’ product. Put simply a ‘ride or die’ product is a thing that you cannot live without, it is a favourite. I have been a makeup addict for just over two years and I have tried my fair share of different makeup along the way, there are a few that have made such a good impression that they have stayed with me and become firm favourites.

Who Are You to Make Judgements?

People always say ‘never judge a book by its cover’ but judgement is everywhere, it is extremely hard not to make judgements on the world around us. Due to the fact we are all different, we have different views and opinions on life and sometimes that can come across as judgemental.

Autumn Inspired Makeup 

Autumn is a season that many people adore, myself included, it combines so many beautiful things, all in one season.  As the days grow shorter and the leaves on the trees start to turn; people get excited for the cosiness that Autumn brings with the rich colours, warm clothing, and comforting food. 

10 Things I Love About My Life 

My crazy family
I blooming love the bones of all my family; they are just like me ‘mad as a box of frogs’. I love that all of my family have little ‘quirky’ personality traits that make them special.

Under Pressure; why we need to take a step back.  

Pressure is everywhere; sometimes it is good and can be used as a very handy motivational tool and can get results. As a teacher I am constantly put under a certain amount of ‘pressure’ and it is something that I thrive on to be the best teacher that I possibly can be. 

Blushing Rose; the joys of draping

In this age of contouring and highlighting to within an inch of your life to get the perfect Instagram selfie; one thing has been neglected at the bottom of the makeup drawer, blusher.

Growing Grey Disgracefully 

I haven’t really been blessed in the hair department; I was practically bald until I was three years old, it is so straight that it will not hold a curl and worst of all, I have been going grey since I was twenty-one.
I started dying my hair at the age of fourteen, I was desperate for red hair when I was a teenager and have been dying it red for about 20 years on and off. As you can imagine, after fifteen years of my hair gradually going grey it is fair to say it is very noticeable when my roots grow out.

Back to school with ‘My Little Pony’ 

I am revisiting the days of my childhood; maybe it is my premature mid-life crisis at work or I have fallen well and truly off my rocker but I have been indulging in my love for ‘My Little Pony’. I used the excuse of going back to work after the summer holidays, as I am a teacher, to purchase some new stationery because who doesn’t need lots of pens and notebooks on their first week back to school?  

Keeping up with the Jones’s

The Joneses have everything; a great house that is gloriously spotless, a nice car that is free from children’s food and general rubbish, a perfect job that they love and a perfect family that never cause any problems

Boots and Primark Haul

I know it wasn’t long since I did my ‘Sugarpill haul’ but I was meeting up with my very dear friend who I used to work with and we decided to take a trip into Manchester for a spot of shopping and lunch, how could I refuse that proposition?