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

I have kept this a secret for so long and I feel like I’m about to burst now I can finally share this with you all! The most exciting project of my life, my short film with BBC Three is finally live! I can’t tell you how much this means to me, to get the opportunity to share my story and hopefully inspire others to be comfortable in their own skin and believe in themselves. Growing up with a facial disfigurement was challenging and extremely difficult to comprehend sometimes. In and out of hospital, the pain and coming to terms that I’d have to live (and look) like this for the rest of my life. It wasn’t easy and I’m so happy that I’ve had the constant love and support around me so that I can proudly say, I am happy and confident. Makeup isn’t usually the first thing you’d… View Post

Every single summer I’d look forward to brand new stationery for going back to school. It’s actually probably one of the only aspects I miss about the place. My mam would go mad with the amount I’d spend on expensive fine liners, highlighters, pencil cases (I had a new one every month), erasers and more. When you’re 13, your stationery says a lot about you – especially the pencil case. It was the only form of self-expression we really had in school and I took it super seriously. Fast forward a few years, my love of stationary is still very much alive and I’m often found swooning over Ban.Do, Kate Spade and pretty notebooks. In fact, on my desk alone right now I have six of them. They look pretty on the ‘gram, okay? No judging here. Rooi.com is a website where I can live out all of my fancy stationary… View Post

Living the life of luxury is usually all but a dream, but for a night I got to experience VIP treatment at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead. Filled with champagne, amazing food and a spa, it was the evening fit for a princess. It was a pleasure to be able to review a hotel in the North East. We checked in at 3pm and I was quickly whisked away to my room. Situated on the 5th floor, I could see the Tyne Bridge from my beautiful executive suite and it was a beautiful sight, the first thing I did was naturally pop the view on my Instagram Story. Checking out the room, the first thing that appeared to me was how big it was. I mean, it’s what is expected for an Executive Suite but I could live out of that room, it’s probably bigger than most London apartments. Having a… View Post

It happened, I had my first Afternoon Tea. Yeah I know, it’s taken me 21 years to finally try one of the most insta-worthy experiences. It was worth the wait though, believe me! I visited The Joinery, a gorgeous but rather small tearoom in Newcastle Upon Tyne and I was booked in to try one of their Afternoon Tea’s. The tearoom is a beautiful place, full of light and swoon-worthy decor. I was in love pretty much as soon as I walked through the door! I took my Mum along with me as it was her birthday and we decided to celebrate it there, since she didn’t want anything too elaborate or fussy, it was a lovely low-key celebration for her and she had a wonderful day. Starting off with tea – naturally and unlimited pots, it was just what we needed after a busy and early morning. Tea always… View Post