Month: September 2017

Fudge Toning Shampoo 

I love me a silverising shampoo, I used the Provoke silver shampoo for years… YEARS, however I noticed my hair was so dry after using it and would have to deep condition more after using it. I decided to pick this toner up when I bought the Make-a-mends shampoo and conditioner (still so in love with that!!)

This is brilliant though, I didnt include it with my Fudge Haircare post as I hadn’t given it a good enough test. Now I have and it is so good. Not only smells amazing but it is moisturising which is incredible for a toner. I leave this on for 3 minutes as notice my hair goes a little silver if I leave it on any longer. I use this all over including my roots, even though I have like a balayage type style so my natural hair colour is at the root. I find this shampoo blends and helps the transition to the highlights.

I use this once a week usually when I have my weekly pamper, feels like a treat not a chore with this toner. It is quite messy if you’re not careful and it is important to wash it out until the water runs clear.

Have you tried this toner? Or do you use one that you would recommend?? XO


My Boy has Started School..

Ahh.. I can’t believe I can even say my boy has started school!! I honestly don’t know where the time has gone. Jacob started last Wednesday and I am so proud of him! He looks incredibly cute in his uniform..

He seems very proud in his uniform and he has gone for 3 mornings so far. He was very content and was quite happy when we started to walk away. I left… and was emotional (obviously!) but didn’t cry haha! James has been off too so could do the school run with me haha.. all about support and all that jazz. The first morning my friend and I went for breakfast while James did a tip run so time went quickly.

After Jacobs first day we went for cake and the park… and he was exhausted that evening…

But day three and he was still skipping to school… yay!

Jacob wont start full time until October so they ease them in really gently, not like when I started school… chuck us in and get on with it haha! That was a very long time ago though.

My little guy was so ready for school, he has loads of energy, eager to learn and asks so many questions. I try and do things with him at home and upped this a lot over the summer holidays to get him prepared, even little things like putting his own socks on. He was a bit lazy before which is my fault as he is my baby and I always wanted to help him, luckily he can now get himself dressed. Its like he is growing up so quick…. (I am not crying…honest… lol)

I had a few concerns though, like what if he gets upset, what if he wants the toilet and needs help etc, just little things I didnt need to worry about as the school/teachers are incredible and Jake can use the toilet at home without trouble so really is just irrational thinking.

Anywho… I know this isnt my usual post but I really wanted to share and something for Jacob to look back on when he’s older! XO

No Make-up Make-up

Who doesn’t love a no make up look? I love the full glam look, which I rarely rock as I just can’t be bothered unless I am going out and even then it is pretty minimal.

This is a look however I rock quite a bit because it takes about 5 minutes and perfect for the school run and perfect for when I was working.. and for Summer in general as not much to slip and slide about.

I start off by applying some Healthy Mix Concealer under my eyes, on my chin, bridge of my nose and a smidge inbetween my slugs.. oops I mean eyebrows. I blend that in with a buffing brush. I blend Nars Laguna in a 3 shape over my face just to make my face look alive. Bit of the Mac brow duo in blonde through my brows, Benefit They’re Real mascara in brown and finish up with Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream… or my Lottie London lip balm but post on those soon!! (spoiler… they’re amazing).

Probably my shortest post ever but love this make up look and one of my all time low maintenance looks.

What are you no make up make up tips? XO

Interview with Brighton Girl Problems

Let me start by saying I can’t believe I actually get to write this blog post. If someone had told me 4 years ago that I would get to interview Miss BGP I would have told them to leave and shut the front door on their way out.

A little about BGP in case you have been under a rock…. Brighton Girl Problems started as an anonymous Twitter account just over 4 years ago which mainly had hilarious tweets regarding men, sex, nights out… and fashion (leggings and dresses still make me think of her). With the Twitter account also came a blog which offered advice and over time beauty reviews and life have become a huge part of BGP. I have been a fan from day one so doing this is a huge deal for me.

Here are a few questions I personally wanted to know….

1) What inspired you to become an anonymous blogger/twitter account?

I’ve always loved writing and coming up with funny little one liners, and it had been on my mind for a long time, so I decided to bite the bullet and do it! I just didn’t want to put a face to a name, I felt like I could be more daring and funnier and an everyone’s girl by being anonymous!

2) Have you regretted it and has it affected any of your relationships?

I’ve never regretted starting my blog or being anonymous – starting BGP is hands down the best decision I’ve ever made in my life and I thank the Lord for it everyday. I don’t regret being anonymous either, I think that’s why it took off as much as it did. Yes, it has affected relationships, or one relationship really, but I feel like that’s their problem not mine. He would see funny, crude tweets about him and get annoyed at me rather than see the funny side sometimes, but I’m with someone now who thinks its funny when I tweet about our arguments or how he’s annoyed me!

3) I have followed you from day one and seen your content change over time with more opportunities etc but what is the best thing to have come from it for you?

Thank you! Hmm… There’s been so many amazing opportunities I never thought I’d have! Writing for Blogosphere Magazine was incredible, and working with some truly brilliant brands – there’s also probably the best thing that’s come from it which is a secret at the moment!

4) There has been some negativity towards you at times, I always love how you respond to them but does it ever bother you?

Oh god no. I don’t care. It’s their problem not mine! Maybe if I’m ever not anonymous I’ll care more as it’s more of a personal target but I couldn’t care less about the hate. I find it funny and there’s so many supportive people who follow me that it makes the negativity so unimportant!

5) Moving on to beauty… what’s your top 5 make up staples?

Primark HD mascara – cheap as chips and makes your lashes look amazing. Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation, I’ve used it for ages and it gives a perfect dewy, yet medium flawless coverage look. Laura Mercier translucent setting powder – I’ve used it for years and it creates such an airbrushed look. Urban decay naked concealer, it covers absolutely everything. MAC Soar Lip liner, again I’ve used it for years and it makes your lips look the perfect natural pink, and it’s so easy to over draw whilst keeping them looking natural.

6) Do you have a strict skincare routine? And what is your absolute must have skincare product?

It could be a lot stricter! I’m extremely strict with taking my makeup off and cleansing, and when I have evenings at home I’m very good with my skincare. My absolute must have skincare product is the nip and fab extreme Glycolic fix pads – they get rid of every blemish!

7) Being from Brighton, what is the best thing about Brighton for you? And where is best to eat?

I love how much there is to do, the fact that everyone has their own style and so you can wear what you want and dye your hair any colour in the rainbow and no one cares. The atmosphere is like nowhere else. My favourite restaurant is definitely curry leaf curry – amazing, non traditional curries, unreal starters and a fab atmosphere.

8) Bit random but what is your favourite song of the moment?

Hmm – I love 70s/80s/90s songs and I’m listening to September by Earth Wind and Fire on repeat at the moment – fitting for the month, I know!
9) Favourite/most used app?

Definitely ASOS, unfortunately for my bank balance!

10) Leaving the most cliche for last haha… have you decided when you’ll come clean on your identity… and finally make a YouTube channel? 

It’s so difficult to say, I definitely will one day but I’m not sure went – it’s scary after 4 years of anonymity! I want to create a YouTube channel so much, so it’s definitely in the pipeline… Bare with me!

I hope you have enjoyed this post, just want to say thank you to Miss BGP herself for making this a reality. If you don’t already check her twitter out @BtonGirlProbs and her blog you really won’t be disappointed.


Kiko Brush Cleanser 

I made an online order on KIKO…. before the spending ban… By the time this post goes live I have no doubt that the whole of this brush cleanser will be gone as I spot clean almost everytime I have used my brushes. I like to deep clean my brushes once a week which I have done a post on before, however that has now changed as I use the Miceller Gel Wash from Garnier. (AMAZING!!)

Anyway back to the Kiko brush cleanser, this is great and reminds me massively of the Mac brush cleanser I used to use back in the day. Although this is half the price and a spray bottle which is super handy. When I go past the Kiko store in Brighton I will be picking another one of these up for the spot cleaning. I dont think I would make another online order though as the delivery time was quite awhile and shipping costs and as I am in Brighton quite a bit.

How I use this is pretty simple, I have a towel I use just for brush cleaning, I wash it after every deep clean on a Sunday. I spray a few sprays of the cleanser onto the brush and then swirl on the towel. Takes alot of the product off, this does not substitute a proper clean though as even if I deep clean my brushes after doing this there is definitly quite a bit of make up still in the bristles. It is excellent though if you want to use different eyeshadows etc.

Since spot cleaning my brushes, especially my foundation brush, my skin has improved which just goes to show even cleaning my brushes once a week can still cause spots.


As you can see in the photo my brushes arent super clean but clean enough for me, the difference after a deep clean is noticable. If you would like an in depth brush cleaning post then let me know, I really enjoy cleaning my brushes! (Loser I know!)