Wednesday, 26 April 2017

My Pashley Poppy

Many years ago, a new love of my life entered my world. My big girl bike. Having not owned a bike for years, when Mr T first suggested buying one, I had some very specific colour requirements. Pink. Pink, pink, pink. With a basket. And streamers if at all possible.



Saturday, 22 April 2017

The KP Lodges - Pocklington

Mr T and I were recently treated by his family to a weekend away in a luxury lodge. It's a bit of a family tradition to spend a weekend in a lodge (with hot tub!) around this time of year but this year's lodge blew us away!



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

My Holiday Essentials

I've been a little AWOL for a while on my blog - time, emotions and a general lack of motivation have all contributed to a lack of presence on my blog and social media.

I think that perhaps I want to take the blog in a more lifestyle direction - I feel bad for writing holiday posts, fashion posts, days out posts when I've always set myself out as a beauty blog. Perhaps I should worry less about sticking to a niche and just write what I want - the blogs been heading down a lifestyle route organically anyway!

Anyway, enough of the blurb...onto this post - my holiday essentials!



Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour Photo Diary London

You might have read my last post - The Ultimate Guide to Harry Potter's London for free - if not, I recommend that you do to find out how to be a Potterhead for the day, free of charge!

The reason I was in London in the first place was to visit the WB Studio Tour - something my sister and I have LONGED to do since it first opened.

We had the most incredible day entering the world of Harry Potter and I would highly recommend doing this tour if you're a fan and it's possible for you to do it. It was AMAZING.


Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Harry Potter in London - for FREE!

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have recently seen a glut of Harry Potter related posts from my recent trip to London. Since the Studio Tour opened, my sister and I have planned to go and finally, finally we booked our tickets, deciding to make a couple of days out of it all.

However, post Christmas blues started to hit and we realised that while the studio tickets were already paid for (Christmas present) the rest of London could be an expensive trip. All hail the power of the internet. I was reading one of my favourite blogs - Emily Underworld when I noticed a post about a magical place to visit in London, perfect for Potter fans. I quickly started planning my entire trip around this find!

Where is this magical place I hear you ask? Read on...

The Ultimate Guide to Harry Potter in London for free

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The £20 Makeup Challenge

I've watched loads of these challenges online and thought I'd try my own. Instead of going to a shop and buying the products, as I'm on a spending ban, I shopped my stash for £20 worth of products and applied them to my face. With the plethora of decent budget brands out there, I found this easier than I thought and I was pretty pleased with the end result too!


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Daytime and Evening Look from the Morphe 35O palette

You may have seen that I recently ordered and received the Morphe 35O palette. It was a time of great excitement! I've had chance now to have a play with the palette and I've created two looks, one suitable for daytime, one for evening using the palette.

Before I get into the looks, lets take a look at the palette...what a thing of beauty...


Thirty five warm and neutral shades with incredible pigmentation, texture and affordability.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Tori's Top Tips - Cleaning Makeup Brushes

I know, I know. Brush cleaning. A makeup lover's worst chore. Yet there's nothing better than a perfectly cleaned brush is there!

So I'm here to share with you a top tip that I've learned over the MANY years of cleaning brushes...




Monday, 20 February 2017

Primark Beauty Sponge Review

In the early days of blogging, when I realised that Beauty Blenders were A THING, I was intrigued. And when I saw a pink, egg shaped sponge in Primark for £1 I was even more intrigued. And then when I got it home and it was hard and not at all spongy, even when wet, I decided that beauty sponges might be A THING but not in my makeup bag.

After that I discovered the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge* which swiftly became A THING for me. I loved it passionately! And still do....

However, I've also found a new beauty sponge, half the price and *almost* as good. And it was from Primark...so what had changed?


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