1st Time in New York?

My brother and his girlfriend Isabella are going to New York in May. It’s her first time visiting so they’ve asked me for recommendations and I’ve thrown it into a loose itinerary that I thought was worth sharing. They’re staying at the Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel on Grand Street in Chinatown. Obviously if it’s your first time in New York I understand you might want to stay in Times…

Organised Mind, Organised Life

Since putting more time aside to look after myself I’ve felt significantly more motivated. So I wanted to talk a little bit about what I’m actively doing in order to remain positive and upbeat day to day. It’s been really important to manage my time effectively and find a good balance between work and my social life. Especially as I changed jobs recently and I’m finding a new ‘normal routine’. I’m…

Making time to look after Myself

Learning to love yourself – this was one of my intentions this year, but first of all I actually needed to make time to look after myself. Its hard for me because I do shift work, sometimes at not very social hours so I really have to box off down time. Time management is something I need to consciously work on this year. It’s easy to get fully consumed by…

US Online Beauty: Kylie Cosmetics, Colourpop + Morphe

Following my post about Sephora and US drugstore musts, I wanted to mention a couple of brands that are only available online…What’s worth getting delivered before you visit and a way around US domestic only shipping. Kylie Cosmetics. Oh Kylie, you set up a little Shopify website selling your liquid lipsticks made in the same factory as Colourpop for $17. They even come in identical shades. Naturally the world went…

US Beauty MUSTS: Sephora, Ulta + Drugstore

By now you probably realise I go to America about four times a year. I used to live in New York and have friends I go back and visit – never burn bridges right? I used to literally get off the plane and run for Sephora. I always had a huge list of things I couldn’t get in the UK – until recently. Since my trip to LA last year,…