It seems to have become some kind of super uncool thing to say you love autumn now (or Fall for those of you on the other side of the Atlantic…), with accusations thrown around that adoring this time of year makes you a pumpkin spice latte loving #basicbitch. Eff that.

I love autumn. I always have, always will. Partly because of all that ‘The Beauty of Nature’ stuff that goes on, partly because this time of year just fits in better with my own person style preferences. Cosy knits, leather boots, scarves galore. Autumn is the BEST and if that makes me a #basicbitch then so be it.

Here are some of the pins I’ve been crushing on recently that sum up my autumn style essentials…


Autumn Style: Plaid ScarvesImage credit: left, right

Plaid, check, whatever you call it – I love a good check scarf and can’t wait to bring mine out for an airing now autumn has arrived.


Autumn Style: HatsImage credit: left, right

In my head, I see myself as a hat wearer. In reality, not so much. This autumn is when I’m going to change that! I love this style of hat and my super talented sister in law actually designs her own line of hats so I feel like it’s time I take advantage of that!


Autumn Style: Duffel CoatsImage credit: left, right

There’s just something about duffel coats that I love for autumn – and not just because they make me feel about six years old! They’re cozy, cute and the hood is an added bonus for me. British weather is ridiculous and I constantly forget to carry an umbrella so a duffel coat at least gives me a chance of not ending up with completely soaked hair after autumn downpours.

What are your autumn style favourites?


There are so many products I keep meaning to review and never get around to it so This Just In is the start of a little series of my first impressions of new-to-me products…

BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector SlimlightThe Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight’s are designed for precise highlighting with a slim, twist up, crayon style pencil promising subtle, mattified luminosity. Continue reading


Five Things I Learnt In My First Year BloggingThis week marked a year since I started this little blog. I talked about some of the positives and negatives (mainly my own frustrations with myself) in this post when I got back into blogging after a little unplanned life-got-in-the-way hiatus.

While I still wish I could go back in time and not have that blog break, these things happen, and I’m still pretty pleased with what I’ve accomplished over the last twelve months and the main, really good thing is that this first year of blogging has taught me a few things that, no matter how many posts you might read beforehand, I just don’t think you properly appreciate until you start blogging.  Continue reading


Anyone who is a little bit makeup obsessed will have owned one or two MAC lipsticks in their makeup wearing lifetimes. I’m no exception. But I did come to MAC lipsticks kind of late in the day and, until Christmas 2013, didn’t own any, hadn’t tried any and wasn’t really that bothered – I’d had a pretty serious addiction to MAC’s Clear LipGlass when I was at uni but had never dived into the extensive, somewhat daunting selection of lipsticks they had on offer.

Then I received one as a Christmas gift and my obsession began. Some of you may own a couple of these beauties and be content, but I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I’m starting to become a bit of a hoarder when it comes to these. It may be time to send me to lipstick rehab because I think I have a problem.

I love reading MAC lipstick collection posts, it helps me get an idea of which shades I’d like to try next (plus I’m just super nosey!) so I decided it was time I shared my collection with swatches below. Here goes…  Continue reading




How have I only just found about this?? I’m ridiculously excited to hear that Kat Von D Beauty is going to be available in the UK later this month, meaning us Brits can finally get our hands on a line that has been exclusive to Sephora for so long now. The Gods of Make-Up have been kind to us. No more stockpiling on trips to the US or paying extortionate shipping fees.

Clearly this news means I need to put together a little shopping list of the Kat Von D products I’m wanting to try out…  Continue reading


My skin has been dreadful lately. Like, so-dreadful-I-want-to-hide-my-face-from-the-world dreadful. A combination of being ill, being a bit stressed out, some hormonal spots and more than a few lazy nights where I haven’t properly taken off my make-up have played havoc with my skin. It’s so frustrating because a few months ago I was starting to feel a lot better about how my skin looked. Grrrrrrr.

Taking back control of my skin is currently underway and I’ve been reaching for my trusty Alpha H Liquid Gold over and over again. Acid toners are something I know I can always rely on to improve my skin and show quick results.

Here are my five favourites…

Favourite Acid Toners: Pixi Glow Tonic, Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion, Nip + Fav Glycolic Fix Night Pads, Alpha H Liquid Gold


  1. Pixi Glow Tonic, £18 › available here
  2. Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, £15.50 › available here
  3. Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion, £ 16.50 › available here
  4. Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads, £14.95 › available here
  5. Alpha H Liquid Gold*, £40 › available here

*strictly speaking this isn’t classed as a toner, more as an overnight serum, but it looks and feels like a toner and I use it as one when my skin is at it’s worst, because I’m a little rebel