Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Hema comes to Euston

Have you ever heard of Hema?

To be honest, I hadn't either until recently! I got invited to celebrate Hema's 90th anniversary AND the opening of their 7th store within the UK. The store is nicely located within Euston station, an area full of constant traffic and the evening consisted of a product showcase all about 'Dutch Life Hacks'. It was also a great chance to experience Hema, look around, and talk to various people about Hema and the ranges

Monday, 5 December 2016

Crazy Color

Crazy Color Lavender
One thing you probably don't know about me is that I change my hair a lot. I get bored easily. I decide I want long, lustrous locks. I get bored and get a pixie cut. I decide a pixie cut isn't doing it for me any more and I decide to grow it out. I get a full fringe, I grow it out, I get a side fringe, I get a full fringe, I grow it out etc etc

I have had red hair, I have had deep purple/brown hair, I have had black, I have had blues and purples and reds and ombres and all sorts going on with my hair. I currently have a bleached (but a bit yellowy/brassy) ombre and the rest of my hair is just growing out. Crazy Color asked me if I wanted to consider going lavender. I have never done softer, pastelly shades before so I leapt at the chance. I was getting bored of my hair so it was time for a change anyway!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Mango Tree Christmas Menu

Mango Tree Christmas MenuMango Tree is a thai restaurant in Fitzrovia in London. It's not far from Victoria station and I have also read up that it is JK Rowling's favourite Thai food place in London. That little piece of info alone got me super excited for a visit here. I would be dining in JK Rowling's faaave

My boyfriend has been to Thailand twice and so loves thai food so of course I said a big resounding YES to reviewing their Christmas menu. Both of us were hella excited to be heading to central to dine somewhere new together. It also coincided well with the fact we had been together a whole month and we wanted to celebrate like soppy new couples do

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

NEW // Ryan X Lusy

These images have been a long time coming on here! It has been a while since I showed some of my personal photography work and I personally think these are some really strong portraits. Not wanting to blow my own trumpet of course

I have shot male model Ryan Davies-Hall before, but since that shoot earlier this year he has now joined forces with Lusy Logan (joined forces in that they are in a relationship and work together a lot, because let's be honest, damn they are one good looking couple!)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Packing for a weekend away

I always struggle at packing for a weekend away. I struggle with packing in general to be honest. I tend to over pack no matter how long I am going away for. In reality a weekend away does not need 4 t-shirts, all the makeup I possess, 2 pairs of jeans, a skirt, many pieces of underwear, and the kitchen sink. Quite the opposite really. A weekend away is something that is best done when travelling light. Especially if going abroad! Hand luggage rules and regulations mean I can not take all of the makeup I posess and probably won't use. But what about just in case Kaye?! No. Just no Kaye. Calm down and you don't need all of those various shades of red lipstick. Hand luggage rules won't allow you either. Take what you need and not what you want

Monday, 21 November 2016

Zhuzh Tan Accelerator

Zhuzh Tan Accelerator
I am one of those people that tend to tan slowly. I also tend to tan more when I am trying not to tan rather than when actively sunbathing. Generally meaning that when I am just walking about and exploring, I will find I tan more than when lying in the sun all day. It's very odd. Sometimes I'll burn also. That perfect shade of lobster red if I am not careful. Sexy

Earlier in the year I decided to book my first ever Winter sun escape and this month saw me jet off to Faro beach in Portugal to escape the UK for a short break. Ideal World armed me with some Zhuzh! Tan Accelerator and I was off to sun, sea, sand, and better climate

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is an oil we all know and have heard of. It reaps many benefits when used on skin as it is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic. Any skin type can essentially use and benefit from Jojoba Oil

I have recently been using Jojoba Oil from The Jojoba Company to aid my skin with some pampering and some ailments I have

Monday, 14 November 2016

Sleek Makeup Rockstars Collection

Sleek Rockstars Collection
Sometimes, an event so perfect comes along that you just can not and will not ever say no. Especially for a collection named "rockstars". Erm, hello, I am all about that female rockstar life. I sometimes wish I was Courtney Love/Shirley Manson/Debbie Harry

Held in BEAT London, this collection launch by Sleek Makeup was not to be missed!

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Mark Bowden Hypnotherapy: Stress Relief

Mark Bowden Hypnotherapy
It's no secret that I get stressed a lot. I work full time, freelance in photography, blog as a hobby, and try to fit in time for a social life and a relationship. It is constant full steam ahead with me and it doesn't help that I suffer from depression and have bouts of anxiety and what I call "mini anxiety episodes" where I get a knotted stomach with the feeling of dread and a difficulty to breathe

Last year I tried to become more mindful and practice mindfulness to aid my wellbeing. Colouring, being calm, meditation, but started to find I don't even make time for a bath anymore or to sit down and colour. I'm just the worst person at making time for myself. So yes, I have now decided to go down the route of hypnotherapy to try and aid my wellbeing and my health. But not the typical hypnotherapy of a spinning wheel or a pendulum and "you are in a deep sleep" kind. It is in the form of Mark Bowden's hypnotherapy downloads

Monday, 7 November 2016

Dragonfly Tea Brewing Masterclass

FYI all, I am British but not really. That sentence kinda makes no sense, but what I mean is I have never once sat down and enjoyed a cup of tea. I consider myself more American. I enjoy coffee, American Sports, Peanut butter far too much. I am not a "high tea and crumpets" Brit at all!
The idea of builders tea repulses me far too much that I just never sit down and drink tea

I was invited recently to a #DFMasterclass with Dragonfly Tea so I went out of curiosity and to see if I would come out of it with a new love of tea and hot drinks in general. SPOILER: I was not disappointed

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

GUEST POST // Ultimate Travellers Toolkit!

Source: Pexels
Go Anywhere – Ultimate Travellers Toolkit

I am currently on holiday in Portugal, living that Winter sun life, so it made sense to allow a guest post onto my blog all about travel and the idea of a perfect toolkit for when you are jetting off abroad. A lot of the items listed are a staple anyway with me and you can be sure I have them with me whilst in my beach front villa in the Algarve


Monday, 31 October 2016

Tarot Readings - a unique gift

Tarot Reading
This won't be everyone's cup of tea, trust me I know because I have dealt with it most of my life as I am very much into the mystical and the occult and anything a bit 'quirky', but have you ever considered a tarot reading as a gift for someone?

No, I never had either, and I actually quite often read tarot cards myself as a little help to clear my mind on days I may really need some clarity. Nothing beats getting your cards read by somebody else though, especially someone who has been into the craft a lot longer than you and may know more!
I recently had my cards read by Tarot Slut as a unique and quirky Christmas gift idea, and I was so impressed by her work that I actually decided to write this stand alone blog post, rather than put her into a Christmas gift guide

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Day Date: Gods Own Junkyard

Gods Own Junkyard is just one of those places that I NEED to rave about. I have been wanting to go here for such a long time, I don't even remember how I first heard about it

Neon and neon art seems to be having a major revival at the moment, and this place is just absolutely full to the brim of wares for you to explore. It also has a little cafe so you can sit back, relax, and revel in all of the colours surrounding you

Monday, 24 October 2016

Double Oaked & Smoked: London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week has been and gone for another year. A massive get together of brands we all know and love within Old Spitalfields Market to celebrate alcohol and the wonderfully creative concoctions that cocktails can be

I was invited by Jim Beam to come down and experience the event for one evening, and I'm not just saying it because they invited me, but Jim Beam was definitely a highlight of the cocktail week for me! I mean, when you pair cocktails with food it is going to be a sure fire winner with me

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty: Autumn New-ness

Joan Collins Ten Effects Skin Treat
I am completely loyal to my Urban Decay De-Slick makeup setting spray, but sometimes something comes along that piques your interest and you just gotta forgo your usual routine and try something new

That is exactly what has happened with the brand new for Autumn Joan Collins Ten Effects Skin Treat and Make-Up Fixer. By the way, yes, THE glamourpuss Joan Collins. That is exactly why I knew I had to try this. She's an icon!
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