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Guide: How to spend a sunny day in Margate

Growing up in a seaside town, I got a bit ‘funny’ when Tom suggested we go to Margate for the day. When I visit other seaside towns, I feel like I’m cheating on Bournemouth. But, having heard that it seems to be the hot new place to move if you’re bored AF of living in London (we’re all feeling it …

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My five-minute makeup routine

Who really has the time to spend hours on their makeup? I’m lucky if I remember to get changed out of my pyjamas before I leave the house, let alone worry about the state of my face. Luckily, in recent months, I’ve had excellent practice in turning myself around in record timing. While I’m still not great at choosing something …

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April favourites

So, it’s actually nearly May. It feels like November. The good news is that the end of April brings with it my very first monthly favourites post. These posts will include little mini reviews of everything that I have been loving this month. This April, it seems that all of my favourites are beauty favourites. Honestly, I think it’s because …

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Why this season is all about the summer dress

Anyone that knows me knows that I have never been a dress kinda gal. I like my legs (and cankles) covered and I usually take the more is more approach when it comes to fabric. I’m essentially in that Olsen twin circa 2009 mindset where I think if I wear loads of fabric, it will hide what’s underneath (although while …

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‘Basket’ bags are having a well-deserved moment

If I had to choose between bags and shoes, it’s bags all the way. I’m a self-confessed bag girl and there’s no changing that. A pair of shoes will break your heart. White trainers? One wear and they’re covered in gunk. Heart broken. Pristine new stilettos? One stumble and the heels go. Heart broken. A handbag, on the other hand, will …

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Fashion and beauty books to add to your reading list

My relationship with books has previously been a bit of a love/hate one. I’d go through stages of reading book after book and then hit a dry patch. The reality is that of course I never really stop reading. Whether it’s blogs, online content or even Insta stories, I’m always reading in some way. This year, however, I have made …

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The ultimate face mask edit

I’m a self-confessed serial masker. I bloody love putting on a face mask, sticking on an episode of Friends and letting the formula do its thing. Whether I want to fight blackheads, soothe irritation or give my skin a serious shot of hydration, I know that I can find the answer in one of my many masks. As we start …

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The best concealers for dark circles

It’s no secret that my face has been plagued with dark circles since I popped out the womb. Like black clouds looming over my face, they’re present morning and night, day in day out, and concealer has never really worked out for me. Before I get into this, I’d like to clear something up. My dark circles are the hereditary …

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I don’t speak French but I do speak slogan tees

  I have a serious addiction to slogan tees. Let me explain… This morning I opened up my wardrobe and realised that the one thing I have been trying to convince myself out of is all too true: I am addicted to French slogan tees. Naked and lost (as we all are first thing when trying to decide on our …

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Welcome…

Welcome to my brand spanking new website. As you can tell by the name, everything here is about ME. I’m kidding. Kind of. It’s been years and years since I had a blog, and I thought it was about time I got back into the game. But properly this time. I want this site to be a place where I …