EXPERIENCE | We Bought Our First House

I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Apologies for the lack of new posts recently, but life has been pretty hectic. Paul and I have been super saving over the last couple of years, and have finally managed to buy our first house in Chester! It was an extremely long, tiring process, but now we finally have the keys, I can definitely say it was 100% worth it. We both cannot wait to start decorating and transform it from a house to our home. I have included a couple of ‘before’ photos as I’d like to document the changes we make over the next few months/years.

Fashion Inspo | Sam, Billie & Mollie

I hope you have all been enjoying the fabulous and much-needed sunshine we have had over the past couple of days. Finally we have been able to ditch the bulky shoes and embrace our sparkly, jewel encrusted sandals - woohoo.

Today I thought I’d share with you a couple of my fashion ‘idols’, or those I take outfit inspiration from. I’m definitely not a fashion-follower, and I tend to take much more interest in the beauty industry, but I do enjoy scrolling through the fashion feed in my favourite magazines.

The two lovely ladies, Sam and Billie Faiers, who I have featured above, are a bit like marmite - you either love them or hate them. Aside from their bronzed and voluminous features, their style is something that I absolutely adore. Their Minnies shop, which is heavily featured on TOWIE, sells a variety of clothing and accessories that are current and extremely affordable. Their outfits are always very colourful, well put together and on-trend (but in a wearable way).

I also had to include Mollie King who is classed as a fashion icon worldwide. Mollie’s style is also very put together, without looking put together (if that makes any sense). Her outfits are usually very girly, laid back and are always well matched. Her new spring/summer clothing line featured at Oasis is to die for!

Who do you take fashion inspiration from?

EXPERIENCE | Adult Beauty Therapy

With only 5 weeks remaining (eek!) of my Beauty Therapy Course, I thought I’d share my experiences so far. I have been asked a couple of questions regarding time-management, costs and topic coverage -hope some of you find it useful!

For those that don’t know, I am currently studying a VTCT Fast Track Beauty Therapy Level 2 Adult College Course alongside a full-time office-based job. The course covers the following areas; Health & Safety, Facial, Eyelash Tinting/Perming, Hair Removal (Waxing), Manicure, Pedicure and Make-Up Techniques. It is a fab course for those wishing to learn a new vocation and to progress further in to the Beauty Therapy industry. My Course takes place every Saturday during the Academic Year from 9.00 - 16.00 and is largely practical based. I paid £800 to attend, but I am aware that there is help in terms of college funding, for those who may have difficulties. In terms of time management, I have found it a little challenging managing the (unexpected) workload, whilst working full-time and buying a house, but it hasn’t been a big enough struggle to put me off doing it again in the future. I must stress that it definitely isn’t an easy, laidback course as perceived - body anatomy is featured in a large proportion of the exams and the workload is pretty intense!

Most people wonder why I decided to enrol onto a Beauty Course after a long 3-year slog of studying a Business Degree at University. The Beauty Industry has always been a big interest of mine, and I hope to one day use my degree alongside a beauty profession. Beauty is a skill no one can ever take away from you and it is in an industry that is consistently growing. If you are debating whether or not to take the plunge into a Beauty or other Adult College Course, then I say go for it!

BH Cosmetics Palette | Midnight Blues

Here is a second look I created using my BH Cosmetics First Edition Palette, Midnight Blues. I used sticky tape to define the winged angle of my eye shadow and then blended it out using a MAC 217 brush. Hope you enjoy!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation - Buff
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - 1
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Transparent
MAC blush - Well Dressed
Nars Bronzer - Laguna

BH Cosmetics Palette
Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara - Black/ Waterproof
MAC Eyebrow Pencil - Fling


REVIEW | Lancôme Gloss in Love

L-R 385 Under the Spotlight, 323 Pink Caret, 383 Violette Paillette, 144 Glitter Mania

I received this mini set of Lancôme lip glosses for my birthday and must admit I let out a little squeal when I saw the colours – pink and glittery, what’s not to love? 

I’m usually not the biggest gloss fan and tend to stick to lipsticks or stains. I have a bit of cringe worthy history with lip gloss as mid-convo my hair usually gets caught by a gust of wind and decides to attach itself to my pout for the rest of the day, not cool. However, these little mini are smooth in texture and not at all sticky, they have a light fruity fragrance which doesn’t leave a lasting taste in your mouth. They also have a unique double-sided lip shaper that makes application super easy – their pointed tip allows precision and customisable coverage. They are pigmented enough to wear alone, but look great on top of lipsticks/ stains for extra sparkle, shimmer and shine. These Lancôme lip glosses aren’t a budget buy, but if you’re looking for something super luxurious without that sticky feeling then these tick the box. 

These glosses are available in 12 different shades and can be purchased full size for £20 here.


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