• Beauty

    Are Tanning Serums As Good As A Mousse?

    Gifted product – Skinny Tan Wonder Serum I know what you’re thinking, didn’t she just do a blog post on Skinny Tan? Yes, you’re right, I did. But, it’s not my fault that my favourite tanning brand have brought out two new products in quick succession. If you missed my previous post on the Pro Tan (it’s amazing) then go and check it out. Anyway, back to why we’re here. Skinny Tan have just sent me their brand new tanning serum and I’m interested to see what it’s like. I’ve never used a fake tan serum before as I prefer the formula of a mousse so I’m looking forward to…

  • Beauty

    John Lewis & Partners SS19 Cambridge Blogger Event

    I was invited along to an event held by John Lewis & Partners at the Grand Arcade store in Cambridge. I’ve previously been to other blogger events they have held but this one was a little bit different. We arrived at the Brasserie to be greeted with a glass of fizz and tasty macaroons. The evening began with talks given by brands stocked in store starting with Coach, who sent ambassadors from their London store. They spoke to us about Coach’s history and showed off some of the beautiful bags that JL stock. Next up was skincare and there were short presentations from REN Skincare, Evolve Beauty and Sarah Chapman…

  • Beauty

    Does The Skinny Tan Pro Tan Really Deliver Professional Results?

    Contains gifted items – Skinny Tan Pro Tan I was first introduced to Skinny Tan back in May 2017 when they sent me their Express Mousse to test. Since then I have reviewed the 7 Day Tanner, Instant Tanner and Salon Effects Spray. Skinny Tan has become my go to tanning brand, with the Express Mousse being my favourite tanning product. I have just received their new Pro Tan Mousse and am interested to see whether it rivals their other products. Skinny Tan Pro Tan The Skinny Tan Pro Tan Mousse features natural extracts of Coconut Water, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera for a shot of hydration. The tan boasts…

  • Fashion

    Brand Collaborations and Ethical Fashion Choices

    For years I have been conscious of the fashion choices I make, often refusing to shop in some fast fashion stores for various ethical reasons. I’ve now been considering not just what I purchase, but also the items that I’m gifted through brand collaborations. Ethical Fashion It is well known that the fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world – after the oil industry. Some of the impact on the environment includes water pollution, toxic chemicals and textile waste. This textile waste is not just through production, but also the amount thrown away by consumers. Each year I have given myself a fashion resolution and this year…

  • Fashion

    Trying Out Femme Luxe

    Contains gifted products from Femme Luxe  Femme Luxe is one of those brands that you see popping up time and time again on Instagram. I actually follow a few people who have worked with the brand and thought they looked really good in their clothes. When Femme Luxe contacted me to see if I would like to choose four items from their site I was keen to give them a go. Femme Luxe When checking out their website the first thing that struck me was that the models all have a certain body type. All of the girls are very curvy and that just isn’t how I look. I did…

  • Fashion

    Designer Dupes From Hidden Fashion

    Hidden Fashion has been popping up on my Instagram and Twitter feeds for a little while now but I had never bought from them. When an emailed dropped in my inbox asking if I would like to choose a couple of pairs of boots, of course I said yes. Hidden Fashion Once I started browsing the website I immediately noticed that several of the boots featured a striking resemblance to some designer styles I’d seen. I’ve picked out a couple of my favourites along with showing you the two pairs that I chose for myself. White Faux Leather Wrap Over Boot With Stud & Floral Detail Straight away these boots…

  • Fashion

    2019’s Big Fashion Resolution

    In 2018 I wrote about the Five Piece French Wardrobe with the aim of making more considered purchases. I’ve decided to step it up a gear for 2019 with a new fashion resolution. Fashion Resolution I think more and more people are becoming conscious of what they are buying and where those items come from. The environmental impact of fast fashion is being highlighted time and again. When it comes to fast fashion clothing is churned out at an incredible rate, taking inspiration from catwalk looks and celebrity style. Costs are kept low so corners are cut which has a knock on affect on the environment. The negative environmental impact…

  • Lifestyle

    Can You Trust A Blogger’s Integrity?

    Blogs were once only a hobby, but over the last few years they have evolved into careers. Not a week goes by when a blogger’s wage isn’t speculated on. I guess the interest is understandable given this is a relatively new industry to be involved in. You can’t miss the amount of bloggers you see front row at fashion week, who have partnerships with brands, beauty lines and even publishing deals. Is this where lines become blurred? Can you trust a bloggers integrity? Bloggers Integrity Rather than being the online diaries they once were, full of OOTD’s and reviews, blogs have become brands in their own right. More bloggers than…

  • Beauty

    The Grafton Debenhams: Beauty Hall Of The Future

    I was recently invited along to new and improved The Grafton in Cambridge. Just in case you aren’t aware,  The Grafton recently underwent a £28.5m refurbishment which has created new retail spaces, attracted new brands, improved the visitor experience, and upped footfall to the centre. Now, I have to be completely honest and say that I haven’t visited The Grafton in years. When I was a teenager (many moons ago) I would shop there with friends on a Saturday. Recently I’ve headed straight to town to shop so I was interested to see how the mall had changed. The Grafton The Grafton has undergone a serious makeover – think 10…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    The Beauty Benefits Of Silk Bedding

    The Beauty Benefits of Silk Bedding is a paid AD with Silk THX. I think that we can all agree that there is nothing like sleeping on fresh sheets. However, the ultimate luxury has to come from sleeping on silk bedding. A luxurious experience isn’t all that silk sheets have to offer, there are actually many health and beauty benefits of sleeping on silk. Benefits of Silk Bedding Reduces wrinkles If you think about it the only real fabric that touches your face for a prolonged period of time is your pillowcase. Silk pillowcases help your skin to retain its own moisture which keeps it soft and reduces lines and…