Being dark-haired, shaving has always been an issue for me. My hair grows back the day after I’ve shaved it and I really don’t feel like waxing. IPL was something I wanted to try for an extremely long time, I wrote an introduction to IPL HERE. I discuss the difference between IPL and Laser Hair Removal, and how I’ve come about the opportunity to review it. Now, I’ve had two sessions and it’s been a few weeks since my second appointment. The reason why I didn’t write this sooner because I wanted to get a better view of how the hair growth is and how frequently I need to shave. I’ll start by explaining the process, I’m getting the treatment done on my underarms to start off with and I plan to progress to other areas. I chose my underarms because it’s the area that I struggle with most, and… View Post

When you grow up, and you’re born different to everyone else around you, you learn early on to embrace the differences. To accept who you are, be whoever you want to be and learn to love yourself.  However, there’s always that aspect of you that wishes you didn’t have to suffer the pain anymore. You’ll always be petrified that you’ll have to go through it again, because life just isn’t that certain. Anything can happen. When I was a young girl, I had major operations that severely altered my life and all of my family’s life. Our lives revolved around my wellbeing and making sure I wasn’t in pain or going to get any worse. I can’t imagine how hard that must have been for my parents, to watch their daughter go through what I did. I didn’t see what I went through, I lived it. I have a completely… View Post

It’s pretty mandatory that before every holiday you get your nails done, right? Well before New York I was desperate, and I wasn’t really sure where to go. I’d seen Levoi on Instagram and their work looked great, so I thought I’d check them out. The lovely owner, Ann invited me along to get my nails done before I jetted off to the wonderful New York for a week of sightseeing and makeup. I hadn’t been to Levoi before but I’d walked past many times, as I worked just around the corner. Just off Haymarket Metro, it’s in a prime Newcastle location and a great place to go before a night out! Pretty much every single time I get my nails done, they will be the same colour. Either a pastel pink, or a… well, pastel pink. I don’t really stray that often because it suits me. Maybe next time… View Post

Hi everyone! I thought I’d do a post today that was rather informative and insightful. I want my blog to be a place where you can learn, make informed decisions and possibly gain knowledge you didn’t have before about beauty and fashion (and more!) IPL hair removal is something I’ve pondered for a long time and luckily enough, the opportunity has presented itself to me to try it and tell you all what I think about it. That’s great and all, but sometimes I don’t think that’s enough. I wanted to teach you the difference between IPL and Laser Hair Removal… but I’m not trained in it. So, I spoke to the very lovely Lorna over at Aspen Beauty and she kindly agreed to write me a little blog post on the differences. Lorna is the owner of Aspen Beauty in Stannington. Lorna Waddell BA (Ed) is trained in hair, beauty… 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