The measure of success

Success. Such a small word yet measured on such a massive scale. We, as people, spend so much time benchmarking our worth against other – friends, family, work colleagues, yet we take little time to stop and appreciate ourselves.  Now is the time.    One person’s measure of doing well may be a house,…

Tasty Tortilla Pizza

Since the start of the year I’ve been following Slimming World. The first month I lost steadily, whilst the last few weeks have lead to a steady sustain, which is deserved after Valentines weekend and my Grandad’s 90th on Sunday. However I’ve found the perfect balance is just to incorporate it into your usual lifestyle,…

Brunch: Poached Eggs and Avocado

Brunch pictures dictate Instagram on a weekend with delicious egg dishes, sweet and savoury waffles and cooked breakfasts taking centre stage. So, this weekend the sun has been shining and whilst many bloggers have been walking the cobbles at Somerset House, I’ve been working my way around the kitchen. I decided to try my hand…

Rock on Ruby Clothes Swap Blogger Event

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend the Rock on Ruby blogger event in Manchester. It was a fabulous afternoon, held at Font Bar near Oxford Rd station. It’s always lovely to attend events and meet a whole host of bloggers from across North-West. The theme of the meet up was a clothing, accessories…

Primark candles: Vanilla and coconut

I’ve always been the kinda loves candles but rarely buys them, let alone light them. However a couple of weeks ago I was in Manchester shopping with my mum and we popped into the huge Primark. Whilst browsing the homeware section, I picked up one of the smaller 80p candles. It smells amazing and filled…

Soup time: Carrot, Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash

I’ve spoken about my love for soup over here time and time again. Yummy, filling and super healthy, every Sunday I chuck a bunch of veggies together in a large pan with a stock cube and voila – my weekly lunches are done! This week I’m enjoying carrot, sweet potato and butternut squash. It’s quite…

Review: Illamasqua Multi Facet Palette

In my last post I talked about how I had always been the kinda girl who strayed away from palette’s…until recently that is. To accompany my new Avon eyebrow kit, I noticed on Twitter that Illamasqua were having a 60/70% sale, so I headed over to the site to check it out. It’s here where…

Review: Avon Perfect Eyebrows Kit

When it comes to buying new make-up, I tend to opt for single eyeshadows, brow pencils and blushers to name but a few. However, last week I decided to mix this up, investing my first palette’s, from Illamasqua and Avon, no less. Over the last year I’ve really started to invest in my brow routine….

Viva Las Vegas glam with Thomas Cook

Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited along to an exclusive blogger event hosted by Thomas Cook airlines. Divas Glam Vegas flew into Manchester, allowing us North-West based bloggers to experience the Vegas lifestyle for one night only. Held at the gorgeous Milton Club on Deansgate, we were treated to delicious cocktails, a…