Beauty

NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette (Smokey) – A Review

A couple of weeks ago, I finally decided to pick one of these palettes up. It's not often that I get to look at NYX make-up since I live in a tiny little town with no NYX counter within about 40 miles, so I'll always do a nice haul whenever I come across one! As… Continue reading NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette (Smokey) – A Review

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Fitness, Travel

A day in the Lake District: Red Pike

As mention previously in my first Lake District post (which is all about Skiddaw if you're interested), this August, we decided to complete the three-hour journey up to the Lake District, to a small market town nestled in the northwest of the Lakes called Keswick. When planning our trip, the whole idea was that we were… Continue reading A day in the Lake District: Red Pike

Beauty, product review

SmoothSkin Bare: Are IPL devices just a fad?

Over the past year, IPL devices have essentially blown up. A while back, I was clueless to what IPL devices even were and now I see them drowning my social media feed, local shops and TV adverts. If you haven't yet come across IPL devices, here is a quick explanation by SmoothSkin themselves: Now, back… Continue reading SmoothSkin Bare: Are IPL devices just a fad?

Beauty

Barry M Tahitian Body Oil

I've been using this product since the week it came out, and have been on-off using it over the summer alongside the nice golden tan I managed to get after a week in Lanzarote. If you're anything like me, you want your tan to stay as long as possible, and this bronzing body oil is… Continue reading Barry M Tahitian Body Oil

Fitness, Running

My September Fitness Goals

How on earth has another month gone by already? Over the past two months I've pretty much lacked fitness motivation. I've been going to the gym, but my heart certainly wasn't in it and thus I haven't exactly managed to progress at all. With exercise, I find it's crucial to make it fun as if… Continue reading My September Fitness Goals

Fitness, Travel

A day in the Lake District: Skiddaw

Seeing that it's now been nearly a month since my boyfriend and I went on our annual walking holiday, I thought I'd better get a move on and actually write a post about it before I forget. Like last year, we decided to complete the three-hour journey up to the Lake District, to a small… Continue reading A day in the Lake District: Skiddaw

Travel

Five quick tips for travelling with a 9-5 job

How do you make room for travel in a busy working-life schedule?There's annual leave I guess. In the UK we're considered lucky to get 28 days off per year, across many countries this is far less, but I can't be the only one left thinking that it just isn't enough to satisfy by inner travel… Continue reading Five quick tips for travelling with a 9-5 job

Fitness, Health

One week with my Fitbit Blaze

I've been following the Fitbit craze since January of this year, and have loved every second of it. My poor Fitbit Charge HR had fallen victim to the standard problems of deep screen scratches, cracks running down the plastic and the band bubbling, basically in simple terms, it looked awful. Of course I was a… Continue reading One week with my Fitbit Blaze

Beauty

Coconut Oil: My travel godsend

I guess this is more of a beauty (hair?) blog post, but it does fit into my travel theme ever so slightly - promise! For the past decade, I have truly suffered with my hair. It's thick, it's dry and it frizzes the second the temperature gets above fifteen degrees.  Blow-drying my hair is a… Continue reading Coconut Oil: My travel godsend

Fitness, Health

Has illness killed your exercise motivation?

This is a bit of a long post, but a twitter user inspired me to write it, and as I wrote I had so many ideas that I couldn't leave out! They reached out asking how I would tackle increasing, and maintaining fitness levels with a syndrome called chronic fibromyalgia. Completely unheard of to me,… Continue reading Has illness killed your exercise motivation?