10 things to do in October

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Since it’s the 1st of October today and officially spooky SZN, I thought I would pop together a list of 10 things to do in October. October is a busy month for me with a lot of my family having birthdays but always super fun and cozy. Hope you enjoy and take some inspiration. 

  1. Have a Harry Potter Marathon, what better month...
  2. Have a LUSHicious bath/pamper night to trial out some of the new products from the Halloween Lush Range - I have to admit there are not that many cozy scents this year... bring back the pumpkin on a cinnamon stick. 
  3. Go to TKMaxx purely to smell candles 
  4. Eat all the halloween sweets whilst watching Hocus Pocus and proceeding to buy more before Halloween.
  5. Have an f**king pumpkin spice latte and add pumpkin pie spice to every breakfast you make 
  6. Enjoy more mindful walks noticing all the leaves changing and the crunchy leaves under your feet as you walk. Collect your concers and when you get back from your walk, have a hot choc to warm up! 
  7. Hang up the fairy lights, get the candles going and make your home cozy for the colder months ahead 
  8. Eat more apples, squash and seasonal veg. I love making big batches of veg soup and freezing it for a quick lunch or dinner. 
  9. Find a cozy book to read or find a cozy film to watch and snuggle up under a blanket with some Primark cozy socks.. (if you know, you know) 
  10. Go through your wardrobe and replace those tanks and bikinis for cozy knits and Primark velvet lined leggings! 


Beauty Faves I cannot live without

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

I thought I would touch on my absolute fave beauty/make up products that I couldn’t imagine my beauty regimes without. They are all products/brands I have repurchased for years and just love. 

Too Faced "Better Than Sex" Mascara (Waterproof)

This mascara is definitely my favourite mascara out there and I’m quite picky when  it comes to then as I like my lashes to look a certain way. It gives them length and volume with a couple of coats. It also doesn’t budge at all, honestly some eye make up removers can’t take it off so I would say it’s really waterproof. Only issue I get sometimes is a bit of transfer but apart from that, absolutely incredible.

Zoeva "Brow Line" Brush 

This is my go to brush for applying my brow powder and sharp eyeliner. It’s really dense and tapered on an angle which helps with creating precise brow strokes and sharp edges. I’ve recommended it to friends and family and use it everyday. 

Collection "Lashing Perfection" Concealer 

This is an old fave of mine. I remember when I first discovered this concealer and it was £2.70. Now it’s around £4 but it’s probably gone up in price because of how much love it has for its creamy formula. Blends really nicely and I would say it’s a good dupe for the NARS creamy concealer. 

NYX "Lingerie Liquid Matte" Lipstick

Another old fave but these lipsticks don’t budge and I absolutely love the finish of them. Such a big range of colours and a lovely creamy Matte finish. Ideal for a night of wine drinking as it doesn’t transfer onto the glass. 

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

This is my trusty fave foundation, absolutely love everything about it. It’s a beautiful creamy medium coverage foundation and effortlessly buildable. It’s semi matte which allows a beautiful glow to the skin. Just a staple of mine. 


Sarah’s Day Smoochy Balm 

This is made by an influencer in Australia so it was fairly expensive to get it sent to the UK but it’s the one lip balm that I fine genuinely keeps my lips super soft. It’s made by all natural products with coconut oil and shea butter in. There is no tint but smells incredible. 

Zara Perfume 

This is a general new fave. Zara perfumes are fairly cheap, roughly ranging from £14-17 per perfume and there are so many different scents to chose from. A lot of good dupes for expensive perfumes and perfect to spritz before a casual day out or day in the office, where you don’t want to use expensive perfumes and go all out. 

Essie Nail polish 

Again another general fave. Essie Nail polishes as a whole are really good long wearing nail polish. There are an abundance of shades to chose from and I think the brush application is perfect for painting on nail polish if you are a beginner. Definitely worth treating yourself. 

Garnier Banana Hair Mask

This hair mask smells incredible and makes your hair feel super soft. Leave it on for a long as possible and feel the benefits after. Honestly got this as a gift last Christmas, use it sparingly but will be repurchasing. Sooo good that my sis keeps stealing it. 

Palmers Coconut oil Anti-Oxidant firming lotion 

This is an interesting moisturiser. It’s very thick and leaves your skin feeling moisturised but tight. I feel like it’s the perfect moisturiser for the pre-night out pamper. Smells delicious and sinks into the skin quickly.

MAC "Velvet Teddy" Lipstick 

Velvet Teddy is such an old “raved about” shade but seriously so nice. With my olive skin tone and blonde-ish hair, it really compliments a lot of makeup looks I do and it’s a pretty basic shade. Mac lipsticks formula are buttery and smell really nice. 


Rating brunches in London

Friday, September 24, 2021

Just in case you need some inspiration for days out in London and alcoholic brunches as the summer comes to an end (pretty good way of summing up my summer this year) I thought I would review/rate a couple of the brunches I went on. I have had to make do with the pictures my past self took as I am not sure I was so focused on blog content, more on the Prosecco....

Skinny Kitchen, Angel 

This is the sort of place I would recommend if you want to have a good time and have clubbing, boogie in your chair kinda vibes. There is a live DJ and saxophone player which makes it so much more fun. 
The whole brunch was around £50 but you get unlimited Prosecco, 1 main brunch meal (which are all super yummy) and a pudding selection. Definitely more on the pricey side of a brunch but worth the money as the atmosphere was very good. 
One recommendation would be to try and get a seat indoors as that’s where the music is the loudest. If you are just off for brunch and chat, outdoors is still great and you can actually hear your friends! 

Serata Hall, Old Street

This was a lovely brunch! This was on the cheaper end of the scale but didn’t not fail me! It’s £26 for unlimited Prosecco, Bellini and a rum punch bowl. All delicious and washed down with a yummy pizza. The pizza was super fresh and delicious. The Margarita pizza was the cheapest option but a recommendation. Music was really good and the place was very instagram worthy. I feel like this would be a good place if you wanted chill drinks and to chat up with old friends over pizza if that’s what you enjoy. 

Brother Marcus, Angel 

This was a Middle Eastern inspired bar. It’s located within the cute streets/market a couple of minutes walk from Angel tube station. Somewhere you can defo just pop in for a spot of lunch or dinner. The vibe was very very chilled. Music is quite quiet in the background but regardless the food was delicious and definitely a great place if you just want to chat up with your friends and not wanting a lively time. Needless to say when I went to this brunch, I got smashed! It was £42 all in for unlimited Prosecco, bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and Beers plus a main meal and side. Definitely worth the money as the food was different but delicious.

Pergola, South Kensington 

I went to Pergola with my boyfriend quite a long time ago. We had unlimited Prosecco and an espresso martini each. There is a lot of variety in terms of food with lots of independent chains, so there is so much choice for food. We went here in summer and it was beautiful. You get to overlook all of London and the place is covered in green plants. Music was good and just had a really nice time. Again another one I got very drunk at... 

3 books for more positive vibes!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would write about some book suggestions which have really helped my Mental Health and #selflove journey. I hope you can take some inspiration from these books and have a read of one yourself if you haven’t already. 

Good vibes, Good Life By Vex King

This is one of my favourite books and recommend it so much, I brought my best friend one for her birthday. It’s all about being in a high vibe and having a positive outlook on life. There are references to the law of attraction in there and changing your outlook to attract better things. There are also a lot of motivation/positive quotes sprinkled throughout the book. Here is one of my faves:

“Women don’t own you pretty” By Florence Given

This book is incredibly empowering. After reading it, I felt more proud of myself and wanted to just own and flaunt everything I had. It opened me eyes to alot about feminism and the “patriarchy”. If your feeling like your lacking abit of girl power, give this a read. 

Self care in the real world by Nadia Narian & Katie Narian Phillips

If you are just getting started on your self care journey and need a book to explain what TRUE self care is, I think this book is for you. It’s almost a self care bible. It includes recipes and ideas for self care about social media (important) and the joys of eating alone. It’s one of those books you can go back to a lot and really learn some useful tips. One thing I took away from this book is checking in with yourself. On days when I felt particularly anxious, I set an hourly reminder on my phone to stop and see how I was feeling and if there was anything else I could do to make that current moment better. 

What I’m currently listening too/reading? 

I am currently listening to “You are a badass” whilst I run on the treadmill. For some reason, I prefer listening to a podcast when I go for a walk or run instead of music. I guess it completely takes my mind of the time and pain (lol!). So far it’s a really amazing book, fully understand the hype. It’s got a really realistic view on self-care and has a very concise way of saying it. Pretty much removing all the rubbish and really providing you with the tools that work. Once I’ve completed it, I’ll definitely fully review it.