Look After Your Candles & Get More Burn For Your Buck: Five Top …

I’m pretty sure expensive candles are a modern phenomenon. I can’t imagine the Victorian upper class popping over to their local boutique to sniff the different waxes and come away armed with an overpriced jar, just for the pleasure of…

How To Slow Down Your Life For The Better (While Increasing Your …

I don’t know about you, but the majority of the time I feel like I’m in a constant hamster wheel of things to do, people to see and places to go; I’ve become an expert at just keeping my head…

Five Ways To Shop Smart This Black Friday (Plus All The Discounts & …

Right now you can’t walk down the street, click on to a website or scroll through social media without being bombarded with Black Friday and Cyber Week messages. What started as a Stateside way to generate sales after Thanksgiving has…

9 Alternative True Crime Podcasts You Need To Listen To (That Are Totally …

Podcasts may have been around for the best part of a decade, but it’s only been in the last couple of years they’ve really started to take off. As our smartphones become the focus of our entire world, podcasts have…

Should Bloggers Use Their Voice For Good? Should We All Have A ‘…

I have no shame in admitting the fact that my blog started up as a place to share new nail polish buys and lipstick trends. There was no depth to it and no long term vision, it was just a…

One Year On: Looking Back On Our Wedding Day

Twelve months ago today I became Mrs Hayley Hall. I married my best friend, cliched as it sounds, and we started a new phase in our lives together surrounded by all our loved ones. We planned our big day within…

The 12 Things I Love About Autumn

The onset of Autumn brings with it an opportunity to slow down, relax and enjoy the darker evenings. It’s no doubt one of the most popular seasons (thanks to the beautiful changing colours that greet us outside our front door,)…

Are You A Power Napper? Why A Little Kip Could Be The …

Sleep. It’s one of the most discussed, contemplated and sought after things in existence – mainly because the majority aren’t getting enough of it. Busy lives, smart devices and addictive boxsets on Netflix all have a negative impact on the…

On Instagram & Our Responsibility As ‘Influencers’

Two years ago I sat down to write a post on the state of our Instagram culture, and how it was starting to make us all feel a touch inadequate. I’d seen so many conversations online about the damaging effects…

Making The Most Of Downtime When You’re Self Employed: What To …

Over the last few weeks I’ve definitely noticed that my inbox is less cluttered, there are fewer meetings in my diary and generally there’s not as much work as there had been in the months prior. Although that sounds a…

I Bought Clothes From Those Instagram Promoted Ads: Here’s What Happened

Back in the day, the only place you could buy a new outfit was from the few stores that lingered on your local high street – or a catalogue. On a Friday night in town you’d be guaranteed to bump…

Why I’ve Given Up On Sale Shopping (And Top Tips To …

I used to live for the sales. I could spot seasonal discounts at thirty feet and would be one of those people who couldn’t wait to hit the shops as soon as the Christmas turkey had cooled; part of the…