As you read this I am hopefully sat, cocktail in hand, in some glorious sunshine – if not, I’m sulking big time and cursing the God’s of Greek Weather. Anyway, moving on…

Who doesn’t love a good mini product? They’re super cute, space saving and, did I mention, super cute? I am definitely one of those people who gets suckered into buying anything and everything in mini form for no other reason than I find it adorable but where mini’s come into their own is when you can get some of your favourite Holy Grail products in a handy miniature which is perfect for travel – whether to save space and weight in your bags or to meet that pesky 100ml liquids limit!

Here are five of my favourites- these are all favourite products that I use and talk about all the time but finding out they came in teeny travel sizes made for a little bit extra pre-holiday excitement for me…

Favourite Travel Beauty Miniatures

  1. Sachajuan Volume Shampoo 100ml, £10 › available here
  2. La Roche Posay Serozinc 50ml, RRP £4.50 currently £3.80 › available here
  3. Pixi Glow Tonic, £10 › available here
  4. Benefit Hoola Mini Bronzer, £9.95 › available here
  5. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water, £6.47 › available here

P.S – As I was typing this up, I realised that this is my 100th post! How has it been 100 posts already?! In celebration I’m going to have a little giveaway as a thank you for all the lovely support I’ve had – so keep your eyes peeled for my next post to enter.
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Packing 101: How Not To Overpack

I used to be the queen of over-packing. I was the girl at the airport with two suitcases jammed full. I used to think nothing of packing enough shoes so I had a different pair for each outfit, each day. Fortunately, that’s not the case anymore – after years and years of chronic over-packing,  I’m now one of those dreadful smug people who always seems to manage to take just the right amount of stuff away with her.

I realise this is one of those subjective things – what I consider the perfect amount for a holiday would also be excessive to some and horribly minimal to others so this isn’t a prescriptive list of what you SHOULD take on holiday. More some general tips that I always use to make sure I don’t end up lugging a bunch of stuff halfway round the world that doesn’t actually get used.  Continue reading “PACKING 101: HOW NOT TO OVERPACK”


My holiday countdown is officially on and the weather seems to be quite nice here in the UK at the moment (although obviously saying that will immediately jinx it and we’ll have torrential rain for the next few days…) so sunglasses are on my mind, on my face and, more often than not, on top of my head.

You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses and here are five of my favourite picks in five different styles…Sunglasses roundup

Continue reading “FRIDAY FIVE: SHADY LOOKS”


Pre Holiday Beauty Prep

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With my holiday rapidly approaching I’m starting to think about the pre-holiday beauty prep I want to do before I take off.

The words “bikini body” makes me all kinds of ragey and usually result in a lengthy rant involving ever four letter expletive I know (but seriously, can advertisers just fuck off with telling people there is only one acceptable body type that should be wearing a bikini and if women don’t fit into that they should be running themselves into the ground to achieve it) so this post definitely isn’t about trying to magically eliminate my cellulite over the next twenty days! Rather these are the things I like to do before I go away so that I look and feel my best, spend less time faffing around beautifying while I’m away and, hopefully, maximise my chances to come back with an epic tan – I’m currently so pale I’d make Caspar the Ghost look like a bronzed Adonis… Continue reading “PRE HOLIDAY BEAUTY PREP”