Showing posts from August, 2016

How To Create The Perfect Metallic Moment

All that glitters isn't gold. Sometimes, it's eyeliner.
I usually associate metallic makeup looks with festivals, dressing up and overly glam evening makeup. Although I am partial to the odd bit of shimmer, I'm not exactly what you'd call a glitter-holic, especially when it comes to everyday makeup. So, when I was introduced to the new Eye Of Horus Liquid Metal Eyeliners, I didn't immediately think that they'd be something I'd use on a day-to-day basis. But I've had a change of heart.

Eye Of Horus creates makeup that draws on inspiration from the Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Using  sacred ingredients from the Ancient world, including organic moringa oil, they strive to awaken the Goddess in all women with beauty products that contain illuminating mineral pigments. Think gloriously glowing gold, precious pewter and bewitching bronze....

Available in Alchemy Gold, Imperial Bronze, Ancient Pewter and Copper Sphinx, their new Liquid Metal Eyeliner range is some…

Beauty And The Burger

Today is not your average Thursday: it's National Burger Day
It doesn't matter how often we eat them, there's something very satisfying about getting down and dirty with a burger. Regardless of how sophisticated our tastebuds get, we still crave comfort from our favourite feel-good food. 
To us, eating a burger will always be a familiar, hands-on experience, every bite reinforcing the fact that no matter what happens, burgers are our friends. And in the past few years, burgers have left behind their frumpy, fattening, plain Jane image and got a little bit sexy.

They're no longer the same old boring beef patty-in-a-bun (with cheese if we're feeling adventurous). Now, they're dressed to kill - with exciting flavours, textures and delicious toppings that keep us wanting more. The fire in our bellies is well and truly burning with desire and there is no sign of it going out.

So, to spread the love for our old friend, I'm sharing with you my favourite homema…

My Top 5 Tips For Ultimate Beach #BodyConfidence

When we think of hitting the beach, the idyllic scenery and relaxed vibes are not usually the first things that come to mind. Instead, we obsess about whether or not we deem ourselves to be 'beach body ready' until the time comes for us to actually take our bodies to the beach. 
For many of us, the thought of wearing nothing but a skimpy Lyrca two-piece in front of strangers can be rather daunting. So, here are my top 5 tips for instilling ultimate beach #bodyconfidence and helping you feel positively fierce with everything on display.

1. Invest in the right bikini for you.

We're all 'beach body ready', regardless what the media might tell us, but that doesn't make baring all on the beach any easier. Many of us harbour insecurities about the way we look, whether we wish we had longer legs, flatter stomachs, bigger boobs, smaller waists or bigger bums - the grass always seems to be greener. But instead of focusing on what we haven't got, it's time we make…

My Life On A Plate: Falafel

Food: one syllable that offers a whole world of edible experiences. Hot, cold, sweet, salty, crunchy, smooth, spicy, safe... Whatever your tastebuds desire, there's something to satisfy every palate. But for me, it's not just about eating. Of course, I love nothing more than to stuff my face but I find the process of preparing food strangely therapeutic. Chopping, peeling, whisking, melting, mashing, kneading - it's all so rhythmically beautiful.

Since I decided to try life the pescatarian way, I've found meal times to be much more exciting. Although I spent a lot of time in the kitchen pre-prescatarianism,  I'd often play it safe and cook things I've cooked a million and one times. Now, I'm experimenting with ingredients that wouldn't have ordinarily been in my cupboards 3 months ago, finding colourful and interesting ways to adapt recipes in order to fit in with my new lifestyle - and absolutely loving it.

With my passion for cooking seeing a new lea…

Adventures In Wonderland: Glazebrook House, Devon

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”  Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland
When life hands you lemons, leave London behind and head for the countryside for some respite...  Then make lemonade.
In the heart of Dartmoor National Park in South Brent, set in beautifully secluded grounds, you will find a luxury boutique hotel like no other. Inspired by the stories of Alice in Wonderland, Glazebrook Houseoffers guests a truly unique experience bursting with style, sophistication and oodles of personality. With 8 themed bedrooms including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter, Glazebrook House breathes life into the characters of Lewis Carroll through exquisite design and gorgeous detailing. 
Through the grand stone entrance illuminated by magnificent chandeliers is where you enter Glazebrook's Wonderland; a warm, enchanting environment filled with delightful surprises. At the heart of the house, the large, open reception area creates a remarkable firs…

Tried And Tested: Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick

Matte lips have made quite an impact on the beauty industry in recent years and we just can't seem to get enough of them. They're bold, bright, sophisticated and - gasp - not sticky! So we can kiss away the days when long hair and lipstick collide and carry on pouting. The battle is over.
When it comes to choosing a lipstick, it's about more than just the colour. We've all experienced its magical power, how it instantly lifts our mood, how it awakens our confidence, how it transforms our personas. So this week, I wholeheartedly swatched myself within an inch of my life, on a mission to find a new matte favourite. After some painstaking deliberation, I chose two of Maybelline's Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks (because one is never enough).
The first of my new purchases was Nude Thrill. I'm a sucker for good nude lipstick and as I have a pink / fair complexion, I'm always on the lookout for shades that enhance my skin tone. With infinite skin …