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My favourite budget blushers

As a lover of a good bargain, I’m always on the hunt for beauty products that are affordable but that also do the job and tick the boxes. I’ll happily spend £30 on a product if it’s good enough, but cheaper doesn’t always mean inferior. Possibly my favourite find are these blushers from Natural Collection. At £1.99 each, yes really,…

A fitness thing: a crispy problem

I’ve been trying to up my game in the gym recently. More weight, a couple more reps, attempting to find a protein powder that doesn’t taste like mud/so sweet I may as well be drinking a milkshake. Generally, my ‘meals’ are healthy but it’s my snacks in between that fall short and keeps my pooch of a belly in full…

July favourites

Oh, August why have you started out in such a miserable fashion? Please stop raining so I can go for a nice walk and hatch my baby eggs in Pokemon Go. I don’t quite know what 10km loop I’ll do, but I’ll find one if you let me. Let me stop moaning about the weather for a moment (just a…

QVC Tili Beauty Box

There’s a new beauty box about and it’s a corker. QVC have launched the Try It Love It (Tili) beauty box, which is full of premium brands. I’ve been subscribed to and disappointed by pretty much every other beauty box out there, but the contents of this one have given me hope. The stash of beauty must-haves in this box totals…

Going matte

Usually, I’m and all out bronze/taupe/generally neutral shimmer kind of girl when it comes to eyeshadow. I guess it’s because that’s what makes up most of the palettes and single shadows that I have, and it’s also what I’m comfortable with. Recently though I’ve been experimenting with some matte shadows, and I’ve found a ‘look’ that I rather like. When…

Shades for summer

As we might actually be experiencing ‘summer’ in the UK right now I thought it was the perfect time to tell you what I’ve been painting on my fingernails. I don’t usually default to super bright shades but I’ve been loving the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint in Dead Heat. It’s a beautiful bright red creme and the quick…

Super tasty chocolate chip cookies

Every now and then I need a good food treat. Mostly I’d turn to something savoury, I’m a massive nacho fan, but last week I decided to make something sweet. I’d seen a few Madeline Shaw recipes on Anna’s blog and wanted to give one a go. I did adapt it slightly to suit the ingredients I already had, here’s…

Bedside beauty favourites

I’m sure we all have bits and bobs that we like to keep next to us while we snore or rest our pasta filled stomachs, and these are a few of my favourites. I’ll start with a candle that smells like the Secret Garden, or at least how I imagine it to smell. It’s from Earl of East and is…

You Beauty Box July

A new month means a new You Beauty Box, and July’s box is fairly impressive. They’ve just introduced an option to upgrade from getting 2 products of your choice for £6.95 to getting 2 products (for £8.95) or 4 products (for £10.95). I stuck with just the two, however as to be honest, I rarely want more than two of…