Tuesday, April 7, 2020

I TRIED MAKING EGGS BENEDICT


What does a foodie do when they’re presented with self-isolation? Sure, I could plant my backside on the sofa and watch back-to-back episodes of Hell’s Kitchen. But why in the heck would I do that when I can challenge myself to learn new recipes?! One of the saddest things about this whole situation is that, until today, I’d forgotten what Eggs Benedict tasted like. So I set myself a goal to learn to make it myself.

What follows is a tale of intrigue and heartbreak, so buckle up. I don’t even have the nerve to put ‘recipe’ or ‘how to’ in the title because it’d be like the blind leading the blind; I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Nevertheless, here’s the story of a brunch-loving gal who just wants a f***ing poached egg…
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Monday, April 6, 2020

WHAT I DID TODAY | A DAY IN SELF ISOLATION


Happy self-isolation day number 97249539! I bet we’re all glad March is over. So far, 2020 has been a complete and utter shitshow. World War 3 loomed, we lost Kobe and now we’re gripped by a worldwide pandemic. I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know it was April until this morning, and I was faced with yet another day indoors. 

I’ve definitely been lacking in the motivation department since this all kicked off. My round-the-world trip has been postponed indefinitely and I’m struggling to set myself up working from home. Not having my big trip to look forward to has certainly upset me a lot. My mental health has suffered from being inside all the time, and not getting to enjoy my usual daily treats. So it’s all been a draining load of nothing, and it’s so easy to feel all bogged down by my first-world-problems. 
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

SOME REALLY GOOD HIGHER-END FACE MASKS


Last year, I wrote my ‘Some Really Good High-Street Face Masks’ blog post and it got helllllla hits. I actually took the photos for this post on the very same day, but haven’t got around to writing up my reviews of my favourite higher-end masks until today. I think that’s partly because I cringe every time I spend more than a tenner in one go, and also because I hadn’t actually used up a load of these products because I try to make them last and last and last for as long as possible! 

With that being said, I’m a self-confessed goo-hoarder. For those unfamiliar with this very scientific term, Urban Dictionary defines this as ‘When girls hoard large amounts of shampoos, nail polishes, lip-glosses, and general goo-esq. makeups’. My goo-hoarding manifests itself mainly in skincare. I simply cannot resist a serum, a toner or a cleanser. But my kryptonite is a bleeding face mask. So over the years I’ve accumulated a fair old few; including those that are a little eye-waveringly expensive. NGL, I’ve spent some serious coin on some serious crap in my years, but these are the masks from a higher-end point that I really really like…
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Sunday, March 1, 2020

HALF A COLLAB WITH FEMME LUXE FINERY | TRY ON*


“Half a collab?” I hear you cry! Well, let me tell you a story about Femme Luxe Finery sadly running out of stock for half of my collaboration order; a beautiful corset dress and a longline hoodie failed to make it to me for this order. Part of me thinks they want me to stop taking the p*** and ordering the boujiest, loveliest stuff. But as the wise Red Hot Chilli Peppers once said: Can’t stop, addicted to the shindig. I still received two of the items [perhaps the better two[?]] and since I’m dying to place my next order, here’s what I got this time…
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

PASTEL FEMME LUXE FINERY TRY-ON HAUL


Can you tell I’m waiting for Spring to spring? I wrote in an instagram caption last week ‘if I keep wearing pastels, it’ll make the weather get warmer faster, no?’. Well, a week later, I have discovered that the answer is, in fact, no. I was invited to collaborate again by Femme Luxe Finery, who I’ve worked with several times in the recent months and I was excited to accept. I’ve felt myself feeling like I know what to choose now, and I understand the things from the website that’ll flatter my body [as well as things that really won’t]. 

Femme Luxe Finery has a very obvious point of view. It’s very Insta-worthy and the models don’t represent a very attainable or usual body shape. They look great, don’t get me wrong, but this makes it difficult for the average shopper to have any sort of idea about how the clothes will look on their body. So this means you can be feeling like it’s a bit trial-and-error. 

With that being said, I’ve really enjoyed being allowed to try lots of different items from the website and I’m getting to grips with the pieces that work for me. For this collaboration, I decided to opt for the prettiest pastels and the more Spring-like wear in an attempt to make myself feel like the warmer weather is on its way. And I’m actually really pleased with this haul, despite it still seeming to be 3 degrees outside. Here’s what I got…

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