My latest beauty routine

This blog post is part of a series of my personal skin care journey. If you’ve got oily, temperamental, breakout prone skin you may want to read on – and let me know your best skin care tips in the comments! x

It’s been a while since I posted about my beauty routine, and since then I’ve tried out new products that I’d love to talk about, as well as figured out which of the products I originally mentioned have become staples! And so, here is my current morning and evening beauty routine… Continue reading

My first Birchbox! July Edition

Birchbox 4To support my recent beauty addiction, I’ve decided to sign up to Birchbox. I’d read a lot of mixed reviews online first, but for £10 + p&p I thought it was worth a try – and with my first box’s arrival I was delightfully surprised!

The theme for July was ‘Sun, Sea & Sand’…

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Last week on Instagram… summers in the city

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The past week in London has been truly lovely – the sun’s shone (almost) every day, the mercury was consistently high, and anyone might think it’s actually summer! With my sandals on while putting my favourite vest tops to good use, here’s what I got up to last week according to the pictures I posted on Instagram…  Continue reading

In search of perfect skin: moisturisers

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This blog post is part of a series of my personal skin care journey. If you’ve got oily, temperamental, breakout prone skin you may want to read on – and let me know your best skin care tips in the comments! x

What feels like ages ago now I listed my current skincare routine, and if you remember I left moisturisers out. Well, since then I’ve tried a few and have found two that I quite like this summer – one which I invested in, the other which I received as a gift.  Continue reading

Shopping in Marrakech

I’m not normally a shopper, but give me a market and the green light to haggle and I’m like a kid in a candy store! Except in Morocco it was leather goods, jewellery and argan oil – which are much more up my alley, anyway. Here’s what I bought in the souks of Marrakech… Continue reading

What I Wore: Festival Fashion, Glastonbury Edition

glastonbury_festival_fashion_10For my very fist festival I decided to go right to the deep end: Glastonbury.

With over 50 stages and what felt like thousands of acts, Jeff and I packed up our gear (he’s a festival veteran now – 2014 was his fourth Glastonbury!) and headed out to Worthy Farm to camp out for 6 days and 5 nights in a field without the comfort of a private bathroom or hot, running water. Six days and 5 nights of sharing drop and compost toilets with thousands of other people. Six days and 5 nights of wearing only what I can carry – and am willing to leave in an unlocked tent in the middle of said field.

As a first-time festival goer, this made me nervous. I wasn’t sure what to bring or what would be frivolous vs. essential. You know I took to the blogs, asked Twitter, harassed my festival-veteran friends… and I’ve got to say, I got some wonderful advice.

And so, here’s how I dressed at my very first festival…  Continue reading