It’s almost springtime and that means goodbye to the old dry, flaky skin and hello to smooth, happy and glowing skin. Of course that also means that you may need a little helping hand with getting the right products to create a good look. Beauty starts from within and this often means starting a good diet, and the best way to create that soft supple skin is by eating well. Having good healthy skin makes you feel happier and more confident! We all have bad skin days, and sometimes it’s all just part of being a woman, because we all have those annoying little breakouts at that time of the month! Starting with the simple things is key, and this can be as simple as avoiding dairy products. Too much as the lactose can irritate the skin and cause breakouts, and keep your food fresh, healthy salads, vegetables and fruits… View Post

From the moment my eyes set upon the pretty packaging of the Tartelette In Bloom palette, I knew I had to have it. I didn’t even care if the inside could be colours I’d never use or that it, you know, might not actually be any good. I just HAD to have it in my life, it’s the prettiest thing ever! Purples, pinks, golds. Right up my street. Even the name is gorgeous. After eyeing it up for what feels like my entire life, Tarte had a free international shipping deal on and 30% off, so obviously I practically snatched it from their website. It took all of my strength not to buy a tonne of other makeup – but alas, I can’t have everything (even if I do want it all..) Tarte have an Amazonian Clay line which is added to their products. I’ll admit, I wasn’t too sure… View Post

It’s about time that Newcastle got a decent place to consume various forms of meat other than Longhorns (Sorry, Longhorns, you just don’t do it for me…) that have a cocktail menu and focus on slow cooked meats. I jumped at the chance to review Red’s and I shot them over an email asking if I could come along and tell you all what I thought. As soon as we arrived and walked in, we didn’t expect it to be what it was! It was huge, extending right to the back with another entrance out to the Grainger Market. With a huge bar, open kitchen and authentic American decor, I really loved the ambience of the place. The music they played was great, it went from Dolly Parton to my favourites… Foo Fighters. The music was a little loud, and my Mum isn’t really a fan of a lot of the music… View Post

Something we all never do quite enough of… appreciating those around us. It’s hard to remember to say ‘I Love You’ and show spontaneous acts of kindness to those we love. However, there are many ways to show appreciation in our day to day lives. It could be as simple as making a cup of tea for the person you love, or running them a bath for getting home from work. Something that will take just a few minutes, but will leave an everlasting mark of appreciation. I really need to take my own advice with this, it’s easy to get wrapped up in yourself and the endless list of things you have to do, but you know what they say. ‘Throw kindness around like confetti’. A quote we should all live by. Show kindness to others, and they will show it back. The happiest people are always those who are… View Post

Working from an office, from home or anywhere you’re slouched over a desk for most of the day is detrimental to your posture and muscles. It’s not only at work, either. My whole life has been slouched over a desk. School, Sixth Form, College and now whenever I’m writing on this blog or working from home. My posture is affected greatly and I look so much shorter because I just don’t stand up straight! Having the correct office furniture is a must, ensuring it is ergonomic and that it will minimise the risk of RSI, sore muscles and general stiffness. Yoga can greatly help your posture and making sure you’re stretching your muscles, it’s something I’ve wanted to take up for a long time (but I just haven’t got around to). Well there’s now a thing called Office Yoga, who knew?! Getting your whole office involved won’t be so hard… View Post