Only One Matte

posted in: BEAUTY | 13


This was quite an exciting Rimmel launch for this matte lip lover, I wanted to post the swatches straight away BUT not all lipsticks in a range are always created equal and I wanted to give them a good test run first. I’m happy to say that I didn’t find a dud in the entire collection.. all beautifully creamy, opaque in that new hybrid ‘modern matte’ way. You could compare them to the Revlon Matte Balms in texture if you’re looking for a point of reference but I prefer a lipstick in a bullet and the shade range is a little better here too.

img_9803-copyMy favourites are Salute, High Flyer, Take The Stage & The Matte Factor but really.. I’d wear them all providing I could find a matching lip liner – it’s 2016, nobody’s wearing lipstick without a lipliner, right? A recent launch that genuinely deserves the hype, these lipsticks are £6.99 each and are currently on a 3 for 2 offer at Boots – SHOP HERE

Chalkboard Walls

posted in: HOME | 5

When I bought my first house when Ella was small I couldn’t wait to decorate her room. I’d seen chalkboard paint at B&Q and knew I wanted to paint a wall but wasn’t sure how easy it would be.. the idea was also met with less enthusiasm from her Dad so I put it off. When I eventually did it I chose to paint the lower half with pink chalkboard paint, left a band of white and then the top half.. wait for it.. GLITTER! I LOVED it. I drew pictures and copied lyrics to her favourite songs and when she was old enough it gave her hours of enjoyment. Since that house I’ve only rented so haven’t wanted to do anything that would be a pain to put back when we leave but now we’re (hopefully) buying again the chalk wall is top of my list for Milo’s room. I will likely keep it to a small section, no taller than he is and on a short wall but the world really is your oyster! Here are some of my favourites..



Everything Is Changing..

posted in: LIFE | 5


Long time no speak!! I’ve been busy prepping video content for December and of course VLOGGING every day for Vlogmas but I thought I should check in and let you guys know what’s been taking up all of my time. I think I mentioned briefly that I might be moving house, well it’s still a might but that might is getting scarily close. We’re moving in to a new house with my parents and found a great Part Ex deal with just one catch.. we HAVE to (absolutely under no circumstances is the deal still good after this date) complete by 22nd December. It’s currently the 5th and we’re liaising with solicitors, waiting for the lender to process my mortgage.. but we won’t know for sure for at least another week!! It’s just about the most stressful situation you could imagine, 2 families coming together and condensing 2 households worth of stuff while trying to compromise on space and decor is tough enough but add in an insane timeline that leads up to CHRISTMAS? Forget about it! Because it’s still not a done deal we’re hesitating on packing, booking movers, calling service providers etc so we will likely end up in a flurry of anxiety Christmas week but in THEORY it’s all very exciting, isn’t it? I’m trying to distract myself with festivities and Vlogmas is certainly helping to keep my mind occupied but potential plans and shopping lists keep creeping in so I may share some homey posts over the next fortnight.. if I’m feeling confident, I’m convinced even thinking about what I might buy is tempting fate. Wouldn’t it just be the worst Christmas if we got all excited and then it fell through at the 11th hour?? REALLY I should throw myself in to blogging, that might help to avoid the stress consuming me but my concentration level is at an all time low. I will continue my regular posting on insta and you can keep up with the ‘news’ via my daily vlogs if you’re so inclined but I thought I’d hop on and give you a little insight in to my absence. There’s nothing like a new house to inspire creativity for me so if we do indeed move I’ll be back in full force in the New Year.. and sporadically until then!

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