Current Lip Favourites

Disclaimer- Although I work for The Body Shop this in no way effects my opinion.

My go to lip formulas for when I need a moisture boost and a hint of colour...

Lip care is an area of my beauty routine that gets slightly neglected, I have all these wonderful lip products that sit side by side in the draw waiting to be used, there are a few however that manage to make the jump into my daily routine, first up is the Korres Lip Butter in Pomegranate this is perfect for chapped lips and gives a slight hint of sheen and colour, Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants which help to reduce aging.  If I am looking for something quick with a little colour this is my go to. Next up is the Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, this natural lip product is packed with coconut and sunflower oils which nourish and condition the lips, the beeswax helps to seal in this hydration keeping your lips looking moisturised, it also contains peppermint oil so it feels fresh when applied.

If I need something more intense I turn to my Nuxe Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm, the consistency is rich and thick and feels more like a lip treatment that a balm, I like to use this at night so it is a perfect product to keep on the bedside table, the plant oils and grapefruit essence help to soothe the lips while the Shea butter and honey nourish and repair.

For moisture and colour I like to use The Body Shops Colour Crush Lipsticks, I have the shades Coral Cutie105 - a bright coral hue with true orange tones and Blushing Pink 225 - a pretty pink shade that looks great with a tan. The lovely texture of these lipsticks means they glide on easily and the colour can be built up depending on how bold you want to go. They are lots of shades in this range so I will definitely be picking a few more of these up!

What are your favourite lip products at the moment?

Brighton - JB's American Diner

Where to eat in Brighton featuring JB's American Diner

When I want a good burger there is really no place better than JB's American diner, situated right on Brighton's seafront it couldn't be better located. The interior is classically American with flags, neon lights and memorabilia from the 50's and 60's, seriously it couldn't be any cooler if it tried. Background music consists of Elvis, Johnny Cash and just about any hit produced by Phil Spector.

The food is of course delicious, the portions are super size so if your hungry this is the place to be. Burgers can be topped with just about any added extra from chili con carne to rashers upon rashers of perfectly cooked bacon. I went for the Foot Long Hot Dog completed with chili and cheese and of course fries. If your still feeling a little peckish then turn your attention to the pudding menu, complete with American desserts such as Pancakes with berry compote, the best thing on the menu in my opinion though is the milkshakes, the selection is fabulous, Milky Bar, Mint Chocolate, Fudge... you name it they have got it.

Have you been to JB's Diner yet?

Summer Date Night Outfit

Keeping it simple with a bohemian vibe, details listed below: 

Kimono - River Island
Dress - Topshop
Bag - Primark
Jewellery - Pull & Bear / Vintage 

New Skincare and Haircare Additions

Disclaimer - Although I work for The Body Shop this in no way effects my opinion. 
Recent purchases that made it to the top of the favourites list.

When it comes to cleansers I have tried a fair few, oil cleansers however have never appealed to me mainly because my skin is oily and putting and oil based product onto my skin feels like a big no no, that being said however Kate from Gh0stparties recently revised the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil from The Body Shop and loved it so I thought it must be worth a try, and I have to say I am now fully converted to oil cleansers. Of course it is a common misconception that an oil based product will increase the skins own oil production, this particular oil cleanser is gentle and effective and removes dirt and make up in an instant, I apply this onto dry skin and then add water to emulsify the product which produces a rich, soapy lather. Then using a warm muslin cloth I remove the product to reveal a nice cleansed face, If I am in a hurry however I will use The Body Shop's Vitamin E Cleansing Facial Bar which effectively removes dirt and impurities whilst providing the skin with hydration.

Another moisturising product on my list is the Origins Overnight Drink Up Intensive Mask, this is perfect if my skin is feeling dehydrated, I just pop this on right before bed and wake up to thirst quenched skin. The last product on my list is in the hair care
category, something not often mentioned on my blog as it takes a real backseat in my entire beauty regime, this product however deserves a mention, the NSPA Hair and Scalp Miracle Mask  is the perfect hair treatment, I was looking for a rescue and repair product that would not weigh down my roots and mid lengths but that would still be rich and hydrating enough for my ends, I had previously tried masks that direct users to apply only to the ends so as not to weigh down the roots, my hair however is incredibly hard to brush post hair wash so ideally I needed a product that would smooth and condition all my hair - not just the ends, that is why I love this mask, it is super hydrating at the same time it is great for my roots as it is so lightweight. As directed I apply this after my usual shampoo and conditioner routine, I massage this into my scalp working it right through the lengths of my hair to the very ends. I leave this on for around five minutes and rinse thoroughly.  I do this once or twice a week depending on how in need of a treatment my hair is.

That is it for my most recent additions, I am sure it won't be long until my next haul post... I may have made a few cheeky purchases already... Stay tuned.


"There is nothing quite as romantic as a stroll along the beach hand in hand whilst the suns sets"

Having always lived by the sea it is hard to imagine not having the beach at my doorstep. The weather has been wonderful recently and Luca and I have been trying to make the most of it, I want to do lots of things outdoors this summer, I really love going for picnics so I am currently on the look out for a hamper.

Here in Worthing the beach has a Pier, it isn't the nicest and up until recently it has been a little neglected. At the moment though it is looking a lot more loved - the restaurant on the very end has been re done with a real 1930's vibe, very Boardwalk Empire style even down to the background music, I love coming here in the day for lunch, the Club sandwich is to die for if you are ever down this way not to mention the incredible cakes!

What are some of your favourite things to do in the Summer evenings? Let me know in the comments below!

Pampering Must Haves

Find yourself with an evening to spare? Grab a pen and paper and add these must haves to your evening pamper list...

Since I started working at The Body Shop I have definitely been inspired to spend more time on body care, I used to dread the thought of coming home, exfoliating etc but now I have turned it into a more luxurious end to the day and it is something I really look forward to. So if you are looking to shake up your routine then read on...

The Body Shop Mango Body Scrub - This sugar scrub removes dead skin cells and improves skins circulation, it contains mango seed oil so it has a real fruity scent, I like using this with exfoliating gloves or a mitt. As well as leaving my skin feeling super soft it is also perfect for removing fake tan.
Next up is the Korres Vanilla and Cinnamon Body Milk - I think the main reason I love using this so much is because it smells delicious, the vanilla and cinnamon scents combine to create a really yummy smell.. almost pudding like. This is packed with skin loving ingredients like almond oil, aloe and Shea butter that combine to hydrate the skin. If I am looking to moisturise in a hurry I always turn to the Satsuma Body Sorbet from The Body Shop, this is super hydrating leaving the skin feeling moisturised, the sorbet texture sinks into the skin quickly as it is so lightweight, it also is very cooling on the skin.

I am always looking to add products to my pamper regime so let me know in the comments your current favourites.

Afternoon Tea at South Lodge

A Little Update...

Hello lovely readers! I know it has been a while since my last blog post, I went on holiday at the end of June to Spain for two weeks and have literally not been able to pull myself out of holiday blogging mode, I also started my new job at The Body Shop so life has been pretty busy recently. But I am back with a photo heavy lifestyle post - lets face it these are the best type...

Last weekend Luca and I went to South Lodge Hotel for Afternoon Tea, we had vouchers from our Wedding Anniversary and as the weather was so nice we decided to use them, the building itself is a gorgeous country house with beautiful grounds in Horsham, West Sussex. We went for full Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, scones, pastries, cakes and of course tea! The food and service were both wonderful. After our tea we took a stroll around the lake to walk off our scones. I had such a nice afternoon I can't wait to go back.

So back to my blogging fail, hopefully now I have a little more time off during the week my blog will be busier than ever, I have lots of posts planned and I have also been doing a little writing on the side for beauty website 'Latest In Beauty' which is great writing experience. Don't forget to follow my blog on Bloglovin for regular updates of new posts.

Hope you all have a fabulous week.

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