Cinco de Mayo: Watermelon Margarita

Cinco de Mayo Watermelon Margarita

Cinco de Mayo is not a big celebration over here in Europe but because we just love Mexican food we thought we will jump on the bandwagon. Let's be honest, cocktails are great any day but Margaritas have something special and summery about them. This particular recipe is super tasty, fresh and most importantly... pink! … [Read more...]

My Five-Minute-Face Favourites

Beauty on the go Favourites

As much as I love doing my make-up (there’s something therapeutic about it) I’m pretty much always against the clock, meaning more often than not my face needs to be applied on-the-go. Carparks are a reoccurring theme in make up application for me, and using my Macbook camera in the place of a mirror when stuck at a desk is just good sense. Time poor beauty is an art in itself, as anyone with a demanding job, new baby or both will agree; hat’s off to all the supermom’s out there! … [Read more...]

Festival Fashion: The Best Picks

Festival Fashion: The Best Picks

With Coachella just over the festival season is well and truly open and everywhere you look festival fashion has started popping up. This season I have already seen lots and lots of festival pieces I've fallen in love with - between H&M, boohoo.com, Mango and all the others I am finding it so hard to choose which items to go for! … [Read more...]

Perfectly Paired: Keds by Oasis

Keds by Oasis

There's something laid-back and lovely about canvas plimsolls for summer, and Keds have always done these very well. Pair these casual runarounds with quirky Oasis prints and a summertime footwear love affair is born! Last week we got a chance to sneak peek the new Keds by Oasis line and fell in love- as in need them all. … [Read more...]

Cocktail Essentials: Rosemary Simple Syrup + Summer Pomegranate Gin Fizz

Cocktail Essentials: Rosemary Simple Syrup

Summer is on the way and summery cocktails are in order! I love including herbs and fresher ingredients in my cocktails when it gets warm and simple syrup is the easiest way to do it. The flavour options are unlimited (mint, basil, lavender - all fab!) and once you have your syrup done you can keep it in the fridge for about 2 weeks or 1 month if you have a sterilized container* - not that it will last that long, let's not kid ourselves. … [Read more...]

Summer Style: Penneys SS15 Picks

Penney's SS15

With summertime just around the corner it’s one of my favourite times to hit the shops. I’m pretty well stocked up on my summer wardrobe already, especially considering we rarely get up past the twenty degree mark. Nonetheless I’m like a magpie to bright summer prints and light floaty fabrics, I think it’s somewhere in the back of my mind that if I buy the wardrobe the weather will follow- fingers crossed! … [Read more...]

Fashion Edit: Waterfall Coat

Spring Chic

Now that spring is well and truly here I can finally put away winter jackets and boots and swap them for some lighter pieces. At the recent Boohoo press day I fell in love with their range of lightweight coats and picked up this one, the Abigail Waterfall Coat. It's super chic but still quite laid back and flowy. It's also made out of gorgeous thin material which makes it perfect for those sunny spring days that are not quite warm and you need a little something to cover up. At €41 it is also an absolute bargain! … [Read more...]

Botanics Radiance Concentrate Serum All Bright

Botanics Radiance Concentrate Serum All Bright

Up until recently I’ve openly been a bit of a skincare snob, and although I know to chase down active ingredients, I just prefer to do so when it’s in glossy high end packaging (I’m cursed with expensive taste!). If there’s ever going to be a window for me to trial more reasonable skincare, then a frenzied 3-for-2 splurge in Boots will be that time. I recently popped in to pick up cotton wool and nail varnish remover… and was brought to the harsh realisation I might have a bit of a problem when asking for a second (large) bag to fill with my discounted beauty goodies. … [Read more...]

Springtime Scent: L’Occitane Figuier & Osmanthus

L'Occitane Springtime Scent

I have a thing for changing my scent with the seasons. For the past few wintery months I’ve been a little obsessed with Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Extreme, a gorgeous deep and wintery scent that will be a favourite of mine for years to come. With the reappearance of our old pal sunlight, springtime has officially arrived and I think it’s only right to change things up a little when it comes to perfume this time of year. … [Read more...]

Pastel Nails: Barry M Prickly Pear

Barry M Prickly Pear

With the recent sunshine and longer days I feel like it's time to finally whip out the pastels. I'm starting small with a nail polish! It's by no means a new release, I've heard about it ages ago, but I have only just managed to pick it up last week. And boy, am I glad I did! Barry M's Prickly Pear is fast becoming one of my favourite shades and is definitely one I will be wearing this spring and summer. … [Read more...]