How to give yourself a brow lift with makeup

This year I was welcomed to the 30’s club, and from here forth I shall watch my face droop slowly towards the floor. If you are 30+ or heading rapidly in that direction, you too have probably stood in front of your mirror pulling the skin on your face upwards to where it used to be, wondering when this all happened. Never fear, i’m here to give you the best advice on how you can fix that without any needles.

Capsule wardrobe #1: Checkered skirt

This checkered skirt is something I saw and knew immediately that I wanted as part of my Autumn / Winter wardrobe. I don’t typically wear mini skirts, but paired with stockings in the cooler months makes it feel less risqué. You might typically think of checkered skirts as being a bit circa ’99 Britney Spears, but losing the pleats and going with a straight cut makes the piece way more updated and versatile.

Healthy chocolate energy bites

I was recently talking to a colleague about sugar, specifically a chocolate cupcake, and how he believed that eating that cupcake was as bad for you as going outside and smoking 8 cigarettes. I would like to say he was exaggerating for effect, but I genuinely trust that is his belief! Whether it is true or not, it can not be disputed that refined sugar is, well, terrible for us.

Glass skin base, ft: Essano skincare

Glass skin is no new thing, chicken wing. This style of makeup has been used by makeup artists for a long time, particularly for editorial. The look is basically ‘no makeup makeup’ but with a beautiful sheen. Sounds great, but how do you achieve this style without looking like a grease ball?

Healthy banana oat pancakes

My go to ‘treat’ breakfast is pancakes, but since I’m on a journey of trying to reduce sugar intake as much as possible I really wanted to try and find a healthier alternative. Enter banana pancakes. I have to say I was slightly sceptical on how these would turn out, mainly around the texture. As it happens they are super delish, plus refined sugar free, dairy free and flour free.