I went to the launch of the brand new, north-east based Marshall Brady menswear line last night. Given I was going to be surrounded by fashion-loving, fabulously dressed individuals, I naturally opted for a look that was part Goth, part industrial, part “ninja badass” (to quote one of my Facebook friends). Face Soap & Glory … More Going Grey for Spring
I was supposed to post this yesterday but life got in the way! Quite ironic, in a way. Be more patient by being more mindful Day 7 of the 7 Days of Calm programme was all about developing patience. Now, I’m not an individual known for my patience, and the more stressed and anxious I … More What did I learn from the 7 Days of Calm?
Day 5 and Day 6 of the 7 Days of Calm have been all about the power of unplugging, being quiet, and learning to appreciate the value of ‘undoing’. Get back to the Here and Now It’s important – if not crucial – to take back some time to be quiet and to not really do … More Days 5 & 6 of 7 Days of Calm
Today’s been a bit of a frazzled day, so I really welcomed Day 4’s meditation, which encourages you to get yourself off autopilot! It’s all too easy to just slip into a routine. So I sit at my laptop, and I totally intend to do some work…and then I sign into Facebook, and flick through Twitter, … More Day 4 of 7 Days of Calm
Today has been a bit of a funny one because I’ve been so focused on getting my shoulder sorted at the physio, and then coming home to film and edit videos. But it’s precisely when you’re the most busy that you really get the benefits of mindfulness. The Body Scan The daily meditation was a … More Day 3 of 7 Days of Calm
Yesterday I talked about how and why I’d started the 7 Days of Calm program available on the Calm app, and I thought I’d move onto how I’d gotten on today! As it’s Sunday I had the chance to do my Day 2 of the program before anyone else was up and about in the … More Day 2 of 7 Days of Calm
I’m going to take a week long break from make up posts to try an experiment – in a nutshell, being more mindful. 7 days to a better me, or something along those lines. A week ago I posted that I’d bought a couple of books on mindfulness, one of which being Calm by Michael … More 7 Days of Calm – Day 1
I decided to do a slightly sparkly, warm-toned duo chrome eye using products from Make Up Revolution, Urban Decay and Illamasqua! I started off with Urban Decay Primer potion (as ever) and set it from the crease to the brow with You Need Love from the Make Up Revolution I Heart Chocolate palette. Next I … More Warm Duochrome Eye using Urban Decay, Make Up Revolution & Illamasqua
I teach social media in my day job, so I’ve actually had Snapchat for aaaaaages. But it can take a while to get the hang of any new platform, and when you’ve already got a bazillion to keep track of, adding another one can seem a bit daft. Still, the digital marketers have finally caught onto … More Add me on Snapchat!
I’ve never done these before but I’ve put myself on a make up buying ban, and as I’ve just been using the same make up all week, I thought I’d show off a different kind of haul! I Am Here Now: A creative mindfulness guide and journal by The Mindfulness Project Described as an “interactive guide … More Book Haul – Something Different