• The best foundation for acne

    The BEST Foundation for Oily Skin & Acne! | Bareminerals Foundation Review

    I have searched for many years to find the best foundation for my oily skin that is prone to acne. I’ve tried foundations costing from £6 to £50 and guess what? None of them suited me. Until I found this one! I realised that the mistake that I was making was that I kept trying different kinds of liquid foundation. It’s the default kind right? But liquid foundation just doesn’t seem to suit oily skin. After a couple of hours, it just seems to lift off my face and sits on top of it as if I haven’t bothered to blend it out or rub it in. It’s not a…

  • Morning Skincare Routine

    Morning Skincare Routine for Acne Prone Skin

    Acne prone skin has been the bane of my life since my early teens. I’ve done a lot of research over the years and I’m pleased to say that I’ve finally found a morning skincare routine for acne prone skin that works to control my oily skin and fight blemishes. When you have acne prone skin, it can be easy to jump to a routine that strips all the natural oils from your skin. Whilst this sounds sensible, what will actually happen if the skin is stripped of oil is that it will make more oil to make up for it! The perfect morning skincare routine for acne prone skin…

  • Fashion Blog

    Asos Haul | Huge Summer Fashion Haul

    When I say huge summer Asos haul, I really mean huge! Lockdown seems to have levelled up my online shopping hobby to competitive level! In my latest asos haul I probably spent about £400 – shocking right? I just can’t seem to stop myself! I pretty much got a full summer wardrobe in this haul. I’ve really gotten into playsuits and jumpsuits so they feature pretty heavily. As a mum, dresses just aren’t always practical because when you’re running round after a two year old, building dens, doing jigsaws and changing nappies, you can’t always protect your modesty with a dress! The american’s call playsuits ‘rompers’ for a reason! I…

  • Lifestyle,  Recipes

    The BEST Virgin Margarita Recipe | Syn Free & Low Calorie

    A Virgin margarita sounds like it’d be a poor substitute for the cocktail of dreams right? Wrong! This one is gives you all the feels of the original with no booze and even better, barely any calories. If you’re following Slimming World, it’s a completely syn free cocktail so you can have as many as you want! What is a Virgin Margarita? Now stay with me, ‘virgin’ cocktails are alcohol free. Since being in lockdown I’ve had way more alcohol than is good for me and it had to stop. I’ve not gone light on the food either hence the search for a low calorie cocktail option. If you’re thinking…

  • Chi Chi London SS20 Edit
    Fashion Blog,  Inspiration

    Chi Chi London SS20 Edit | My Favourite Pieces

    This post contains gifted products from Chi Chi London. Chi Chi London is one of my favourite brands for gorgeous dresses but I only discovered recently that they do gorgeous shoes and bags too! Their spring collection is full of head to toe occassion outfits that are perfect for weddings. But as we’re stuck in lockdown, dressing up at home for a date night will do! Chi Chi have a tall, petite and curve collection alongside their main range so they cater for all shapes and sizes. They have a full range of clothing too. It isn’t just dresses – they even have a swimwear range! Chi Chi London x…

  • Top 5 Tips for Working from Home
    Inspiration,  Lifestyle

    Tips for Working from Home & Staying Sane in Lockdown

    I thought I’d love the working from home life but it’s not quite the way I planned with my husband also having to work from home plus a two year old to look after! A few days in, here are my top tips for working from home, staying sane and being as productive as possible! 1. Routine Laying out a rough routine has really helped. We’ve agreed to work in shift patterns so one of us looks after Theo in the morning while the other works, we both work while he’s asleep at lunchtime and then swap over in the afternoon.  We’ve also drawn up a plan for the day…

  • Spring H&M Fashion Haul | SS20 Trends
    Fashion Blog

    Spring H&M Fashion Haul | SS20 Trends

    Even though the weather hasn’t caught on yet, the shops are full of spring fashion. I’m so ready for a style refresh and when I saw the SS20 H&M collection I couldn’t help myself! I filmed a fashion haul over on YouTube that you can watch below or keep reading to see what I picked up! You can shop everything that I picked up in the widget below but some of the highlights are: Houndstooth/Dogtooth: Whatever you want to call it, this print is big for spring. I picked up a gorgeous jumper in nude houndstooth which is a great transitional style piece for SS20, because, let’s face it, the…

  • Parenting/Baby Related,  Tutorials

    DIY Learning Tower | Ikea Bekvam & Odvar Hack

    With a DIY learning tower it’s so much easier to get your little one involved in the kitchen! A learning tower is basically a small step ladder with a frame at the top to prevent a child from losing their footing and toppling off. It is incredibly useful, especially if you have a toddler as inquisitive as I do! You don’t need much to make a DIY learning tower and it’s cheap too! The learning tower consists of two piece of Ikea furniture: the Bekvam stool and the Oddvar table. The stool is £20 and the table is £8. Add in the screws and you can make the whole thing…

  • Lifestyle,  Tutorials

    Ikea Duktig Makeover | DIY Play Kitchen

    I’m not the first to do an Ikea Duktig makeover but everyone has their own style and this version of the play kitchen is 100% my vibe! At the bottom of our kitchen we had the perfect space for a play kitchen for Theo. I designed our kitchen from scratch and there was no way I was going to put something in it that didn’t fit in completely! When I saw how easy it was to makeover the Duktig kitchen I just knew I had to get one and make it look just like ours! And guess what? It was pretty easy! You can watch my Ikea Duktig makeover tutorial…

  • Lifestyle,  Parenting/Baby Related

    Family Meal Plan Pack – Free Printables!

    Writing a family meal plan can seem like hard work but it really can save you a lot of time and effort. Once you really get into it, you’ll save even more time because you can recycle your previous plans! One of the reasons I’m sharing my family meal planning pack is because I saw this meme: So true right? Creating a family meal plan is only one piece of the puzzle though, that’s why I’ve included more than just a meal plan template in this pack. I’ve also included a printable shopping list and recipe card templates too! When you combine all three, planning meals for a family becomes…