Should Big Budget Beauty Launches (And Press Trips) Be A Thing Of …

A decade ago, when I was working in the heart of the beauty industry at one of the high street’s most well known names, ‘big beauty launches’ involved the following things: expensive in-store displays, a big discount offer, a PR…

The End Of An Era, The Beginning Of A New Chapter

Can you believe it’s been almost eight whole years since I sat down and pressed publish on my very first blog post? Back in 2010 blogging was only a little bit more misunderstood than it is now (lolz) and confused…

How To Pitch To Brands & Nail It Every Time

Let’s make one thing clear: pitching to brands is nothing to be ashamed, scared of or avoided. It can mean the difference between sitting with your laptop open twiddling your thumbs, wondering when the next big campaign or idea will…

Six Inspiring & Motivational Books To Help Kick-Start Your Career Or Business Venture

You just can’t beat curling up with a cup of tea and a great book. There’s something about those moments of calm, disconnected from the digital world, that help to re-set the mind and leave you feeling inspired. I’m a…

Five Easy Ways To Help & Support Your Fave Bloggers In 2018

In the next couple of months I’ll be celebrating eight whole years since I first pressed published on a blog post. Back in 2010 blogging wasn’t as complex as it is now, nor was it so commercial or competitive, and…

2017, The Year Of Change. Looking Back At My Successes & New Dreams For …

As I sit here (cup of coffee to one side and my phone turned to silent on the other) reflecting back on 2017, the immediate thought that comes to mind is the last twelve months were a real turning point…

The Importance Of Learning To Say No (And How To Get Yourself …

As humans we’re predisposed to want to make our lives easier, to make everyone around us happy and content. We spend our days undertaking mundane tasks in an effort to please, our spare time with people we’d really rather see…

Why I Don’t Like Describing Myself As A Blogger

When I first opened my laptop and started writing about lipstick back in 2010, I could never have imagined how this blogging journey would evolve. It started as very much a creative outlet, a way to fill the evenings and…

Social Media Self Care & Finding Positivity Again In Moments Of Discontentment

Rather scarily, the average person is said to spend a little under two hours on social media every single day; even more scarily is this is only about a third of our total online time, which is estimated as over…

Understanding The Financial & Logistical Side Of Being A Blogger (And Some Free …

Being self employed was never going to be easy, but the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. Having the freedom and flexibility to do what you want when you want, prioritising what’s important to you as an individual and working towards…

What Does The Demise Of Glamour Magazine Mean For Both Print & Digital …

It’s been a pretty depressing outlook for the majority of print media over the last few years. Titles closing, jobs being consolidated and fewer and fewer outlets providing real quality journalism that doesn’t just re-hash the same sex tips every…

The Blog Is King: Why Your Own Platform Will Be Crucial To …

During the birth of the bloggersphere all you needed was the ability to type; the focus was on documenting your life or passions, with little thought for design or visual appeal. We collectively opened up blogspot accounts and set about…