Makeup Mistakes Are A Thing Of The Past: The Spotlite HD Diamond …

ADVERTORIAL FEATURE Worryingly it’s said that around 70% of us our making one fundamental error while applying our makeup, which can leave us looking patchy, colour mis-matched or simply not getting the result we were after. How many times have…

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…

The Most Instagrammable & Blogger Friendly Coffee Shops In London

I’m easily pleased. Put a cup of steaming coffee in front of me and I’m perfectly happy, but add a sweet treat and I’m yours. Few things in life compare to sitting in a glorious cafe and sipping on a…

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…

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…

What My Teens & Twenties Taught Me About Money

Money’s a funny old thing. We spend our childhoods being oblivious to the value of it, our teenage years worrying how we’re going to make it, and our adulthood spending it while trying to make sensible my-accountant-would-be-proud decisions. They say…

Why We All Need Something To Look Forward To

As an adult I flit between having a diary crammed full of exciting things and hardly ever being at home, to spending weeks on end vegetating in front of my television and drinking copious amounts of tea. Particularly as a…

How To Ensure Your Makeup Lasts In The Heat

We’ve not seen a summer like this for decades; us Brits are used to a few brief bursts of sunshine and a snatched moment in a pub garden, not weeks on end of relentless warm weather. I’m so used to…

You Don’t Have To Be A Morning Person To Be Successful

Back when I was living and working in London, I lived for the Wednesday morning grab of a Stylist magazine as I hopped on the tube. The journey provided me with just enough time to read it from cover to…