You guys might have seen some fun times I was having at the beginning of March with McArthurGlen Designer Outlets on a little video shoot and some Spring Summer trend picks. I was working with some awesome other bloggers from the other regions where McArthurGlen have their shopping outlets – I was repping for East Midlands in case you hadn’t guessed.
Sleep is a funny thing. I think we forget how important it is and how much we need it until we have a bad night’s sleep. Then, all hell breaks loose and the day ahead can be a struggle. I’m definitely in this camp – I forget how much I need sleep until I have a poor night. I don’t sleep well when I’m stressed or have things on my mind so I always find that focusing on my evening routine can really help me unwind and relax. So, if you’re like me and struggle with the ol’ switch off then these three tips might help!
Spring is nearly rolling around and our fluffy blankets are being put back into storage! As soon as it gets above 10 degrees I feel like I need a little home update to bring it into the new season. Some people might think it’s silly to think about styling your home for the new season but I think it definitely makes a difference. You don’t want thick blankets and overpowering cinnamon candles when we’re heading into April, do ya? Definitely not!
I’m sure we were all hoping for florals, cute striped trousers and light jackets by the middle of March but the Beast from The East is havin’ none of that – am I right? So, we need a few cute ideas to jazz up outfits now that we’re having to still rock knitwear and thermal leggings under your jeans.
If you know me well, you’ll know that I love skincare. I always have! It’s just something that I look forward to everyday. Taking my makeup off at the end of the day is a treat for me so I love to have luxurious products to do this with. I also once read that Beyonce said that she goes to bed ‘with greasy skin’ and that’s why she always looks so glowing. For some reason this has stuck with me and I love a really intense night cream or oil to apply before I go to sleep.
I like to think I’m somewhere in the middle when it comes to being high maintenance about my appearance. I definitely care, I wear makeup pretty much everyday and I spent money on getting my brows, hair and nails done. But, I feel like I’m fairly relaxed because I don’t spend hours and hours on it and I don’t want to look like I’ve just walked off Love Island. Basically, I unashamedly love beauty and I find it really fun to experiment with makeup and beauty trends. Here are my four rules for getting perfect lashes and brows because sometimes that’s all that makes you happy sometimes and that’s OK.
After a crazy week which involved no blogging at all we headed to Lincoln for what we hoped would be a sunny, spring-like cute day out. Unfortunately, it ended up being -2 and snowing but it was still lovely to visit somewhere new and having some time out. I love checking out new cities in the UK that we haven’t been to before and it was even nicer to just travel somewhere just for the day. Lincoln is only 55 minutes from Nottingham on the train and the train station is literally around the corner from the town centre.
This time of year can suck. It’s cold, we’re all trying to keep to our New Year’s resolutions of spending less money and working out more and all we want to do is wear cute spring dresses and drink cocktails. Well, this is me anyway. But, alas, we can’t do all of these things all the time and I’m definitely not wearing a cute spring dress any time soon. I am the thermal queen and I am proud. So, I’ve been having a think about a few things that can still pop a smile on your face (or at least make you happy inside if you’re heartless like me) that are really simple!
What does workwear mean to you? I mean, when I was little I always thought you had to either wear a uniform or a suit when you ‘got a job’ and obviously we know this isn’t true!
Workwear is only something that I’ve started to really think about now that I’ve moved to a slightly more professional office. Not gonna lie, I used to wear dungarees when I worked at UNiDAYS and it was totally normal. Now, I have a lot more client meetings and I don’t feel as productive if I’m not wearing what I class as my ‘workwear’. I feel like I’ve said ‘workwear’ way too many times now but let’s just roll with it shall we. I have three staples when it comes to getting dressed for the office and I wanted to share a little inspiration with you babes just in case you fancy a workwear wardrobe update!