First impressions of La Roche-Posay

On a recent shopping trip I picked up a couple of La Roche-Posay skincare samples to try. Having heard big things about the French skincare brand I was eager to try these out.  I chose two samples of the effaclar duo+ which is a corrective serum that targets and corrects the appearance of imperfections.    …

My holiday nightime routine 

Lately I’ve had a couple of nights away and I’ve got reducing my nightime routine to fit into my travel bag down to a fine art.  When you’re in a hotel you want your home comforts so you feel like you and these are mine.  Once I’ve showered and removed my make up with my…

Get your stationery fix with Minted! 

Recently I’ve discovered Minted. A gorgeous Etsy style website that sells gorgeous notebooks, journals and address books, that I can’t get enough of! I’ve always been a stationery fan, hopping of to Paperchase when I need a new notebook for work and trying to get my hands on the prettiest design possible! It’s safe to say…

My favourite going out make-up

Going out out is a rare occasion for me these days, but when I do I love to take my time getting ready and applying my make-up. At Christmas I decided to treat myself to the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and 6 months on, I’m still in love. It has lots of different shades…

Food: Ask Italian #AllAboutTheBase Event

Cos I’m all about the base, bout the base, I love pizza….. Last Monday I headed into Manchester after work to attend the Ask Italian All About The Base event. They were showcasing their delicious sourdough pizzas and the new spring menu. And they ever so kindly invited me along to sample the goodness! The…

Products I’m loving lately

Summer is officially here. I’ve spent the past week embracing my favourite sun dresses and sandals for work and it feels blaady brilliant! But I’m still tryna follow my whole “let’s shop less, Ruth” rule and this means my wardrobe remains chic and minimalistic, whilst my make up bag is bulging! A couple of months…

My day at the Manchester Ideal Home Show

On Friday I was lucky enough to score myself a ticket to the Ideal Home Show. As I grow older my tastes are changing and I’m finding myself swaying away from checking out Topshops latest collection (although I did check out the Jenner sisters rather last week) and find myself in Primark home instead. I’m…

My top 3 cookery books

Cooking is one of my favourite pastimes.Curling up after a long day in work with a stack of cookery books, sifting through the chapters choosing my meals for the week is such a great way to relax. We may be in June but I’m loving trying new soup recipes, salads and tasty veggie dishes. I blogged…

Food: Lucho Libre Liverpool

On Saturday I paid a well overdue visit to Lucho Libre in Liverpool. A delicious tapas style Mexican restaurant tucked away just off Bold Street, it certainly didn’t fail to impress.    I was in the city for a catch up with one of my oldest friends and we decided to start the afternoon with…