On the 3rd of May, I turned 30. I left my twenties and entered the third decade of my life. If I think back to when I was a child, 30 seemed, not old, but almost so far off into the future that I might never reach it. How on earth have my twenties passed … Continue reading ‘Dear Younger Me’
So here's the thing, we don't live in a perfect world. We know that we, as humans, as individuals, are not perfect. Whoever we are, wherever we're from, whatever our role, our title, our job, our passions, our downfalls- we are flawed. Unmistakably, intrinsically flawed. We all know it, if we are questioned we admit … Continue reading So Here’s The Thing
If you saw my Instagram stories on Saturday evening, you'll already know what I'm about to say. You may still be trying to come to terms with my shocking revelation. I understand if the wound is too fresh and you need to click away right now. If you didn't see my post, you're most likely … Continue reading Prepare Yourself
Well, how was your Christmas? Hope it was full of food, fun and family and that many happy memories were made! We had a quiet one as usual, but it was lovely all the same, and Oscar wore a bow tie. This pleased me immensely, as he won't let me dress him up! If it … Continue reading Bye Bye 2017
I am well aware that I own an abnormal amount of make up. I'm also aware I don't need even a twentieth of it. I was thinking not too long ago, about the little bag of make up I started out with and how little I knew about it all! So, that gave my thinker … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide
We all have things we struggle with. If you're up to date with all of my posts, you'll be well aware of my biggest "struggle". If not, click here. They say (who are 'they' by the way, anyone know?) that struggle is part of the story. The things that we fight with in our lives … Continue reading The Struggle is Real
A while back I posted on my Instagram that I thought I had found a combination of foundations and setting powders that actually lasted on my oily skin. I've always had oily skin but over the last year my hooter, in particular, has thrown all caution to the wind and just seems to produce enough … Continue reading It Really Works!
Sometimes the inspiration for a new post comes from a suggestion or request, sometimes it's something new that I have tried and feel it could be beneficial for you to know my thoughts. Then there are those times that something has been on my mind and I toy with the idea of writing about it. … Continue reading Support
A while back I asked for some advice on a new hobby...hand-painted pallet signs. Thank you to those of you who messaged me with advice and suggestions. It was much appreciated! I love to have a creative project on the go and whilst I'll always love my make up and skincare, I have to say...I … Continue reading Love In The Detail
So we've covered foundation and the eyes (by the way, any other questions do ask, I love hearing from you!) and I wanted to cover contour, highlight and blush under the umbrella of powders. As an oily skinned gal, (I haven't mentioned that before, have I?) I don't use cream contouring and highlighting cosmetics. They … Continue reading 5 Do’s and Don’ts: Powders
A few months ago my husband arrived home with some pallet wood and announced that he thought I could do something with it. His suggestions ended there! Over the past few weeks I have been pottering about with them and so far have made three hand painted signs, with more in the works. I mentioned … Continue reading Advice Please!
Lately, my Facebook and Instagram feeds have been crammed with video snippets, images and links to various articles on mental health. I've also been having discussions with others on their stories and even read blog posts on the same topic. I've felt their pain but marvelled at their strength and bravery to share their experience. … Continue reading Anxious Much?
It seems to me that there are three attitudes to make up... Obsessed, love it, own everything, can't live without it. (That's me) Like it, own some but can do without it. Couldn't care less, never wear it. No matter what your view, there's a general consensus, from the majority, that you should just do you. … Continue reading You Shouldn’t Wear Make Up
I don't think there's a family left on the planet that hasn't been touched or affected by cancer in some shape or form. Ours is no different. We're told that scientists are edging, ever closer, to finding a cure. I'm normally a cynical soul and would dismiss such sentiments as cheer mongering but, in this … Continue reading Cancer Research
Grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up, relax and enjoy! Back in June, I was having a chat about skin care, as you do. I had commented on how beautiful and healthy a friend's skin looked, being interested in that kind of thing. She said that she used an exfoliant every day but … Continue reading Neal’s Yard Remedies…The Review
At the end of June I wrote myself a little list of things I wanted to achieve and wee jobs I wanted to do over the summer months. These things ranged from small household tasks such as organising my study/make up room to launching a blog that had previously been private...for two months. I took … Continue reading I Do Solemnly Swear
I have never won a thing in my life. Ever. As a former pupil of Kings Park Primary and therefore an annual participant in the Park Show (paintings, handwriting and miniature gardens, whoop whoop!) I only ever received commendeds, highly commendeds or, if I was lucky, very highly commendeds. Never a medal nor a certificate … Continue reading HD Brows With LKS Make-Up
When I was a teenager the "in things" were Kickers school shoes, wide leg jeans with no back pockets, copious amounts of Vaseline and carrying your school bag on one shoulder, because two shoulders would be too good for your back and therefore, totally uncool. The only time we were on the internet was when … Continue reading Times Sure Have Changed
So, as promised...the Liz Earle post. I couldn't have a blog, that potentially no one reads, without dedicating an entry to this line of skin care. The title, 'Dot to Dot', well that's a wee visual as to what my skin used to look like and unfortunately the picture at the end wasn't one I … Continue reading Dot to Dot
Julie 'No Name' Hynds, so called because my mother decided I didn't need a middle name like the rest of the family. My husband inserts the 'No Name' portion to make me feel better. My maiden name was Campbell and after 4 and a half years of marriage I finally don't have to double check … Continue reading Who is this yolk?