How do you run when you have a 9-5?

How do you fit in a weekday run when you work 9-5, aren’t a morning person and have a busy 5-9? Welcome to my life. Here is my plan on how to successfully have a 30-minute lunchtime run midweek and be back in time for those afternoon Teams calls. If you get an hour’s lunch […]

How do you stay safe when running? Tips from a woman

I’ve been running on and off for 20 years and wanted to put together a list of all the things I either use or have heard of that’ll help to keep us safe during our running journey. Even if you have all of these things, always be vigilant and have your wits about you. Live […]

Top 9 things to expect when starting Couch to 5k running plan

You’re excited to start your couch to 5k journey and after doing it myself, you’re going to love it! I still run now, a few years since completing couch to 5k twice. It gave me the confidence to pace myself but it didn’t prepare me for everything – that’s what my blog is for! Here […]

Top 10 Tips to Prepare For a First Time Cruise

If you’re going on a cruise for the first time and want some tips on how you can make it that little bit easier, read my tips below. I’ve been on 4 cruises with P&O Cruises now. From 2 weeks in the Caribbean to a week in the Mediterranean. Over this time I’ve added small […]

How does Tretinoin in Dermatica work and how does it help acne?

Tretinoin is in the cream I’m getting in my personalised Dermatica subscription to fight hyperpigmentation/melasma on my forehead. It’s strong stuff, so I’ve done research and thought I’d share my findings. [Tretinoin is used for] Topical preparation to reduce hyperpigmentation of skin,such as persistent freckles, dark marks (lentigines) ormelasma. Tretinoin works by increasing the skin […]

My Skin Cycling Routine to help my oily, acne-prone skin

I’ve incorporated skin cycling as my routine for a few months now. I decided to do a big skincare reset after getting home from my holiday in December where I experienced painful acne, caused (I’m 99% sure) by Elemis cleansing balm which triggered fungal-acne (although I haven’t been properly diagnosed). My skin was red raw […]

Why you shouldn’t buy silk pillowcases plus comfy alternatives

I don’t know about you but recently I’ve been bamboozled with silk pillowcase ads on Insta. I actually nearly bought one because of the “amazing effects they have on your hair and skin”. They’re promoted at leaving your hair tangle-free after sleeping and skin super-soft because silk doesn’t soak up all your lotions and potions […]

9 tips on how to reduce acne and take care of your oily, hormonal skin

For the past few years I’ve started getting a lot of spots the week before my period is due – bigger spots around my face and smaller ones across my forehead. Not only that, I also get spots throughout the month – on the sides of my forehead, my cheeks and my chin. After a […]

Removing make up with Chloe Morello’s Face Halo reusable face pad – honest review

I’ve followed Chloe Morello for a while and noticed her promotions for Face Halo makeup remover that you can use only with water. They are kind on skin as they are made of white fibre strands, “100 times finer than human hair to remove and trap makeup”. Around the edge they have a black rim […]

What is the difference between vegan and cruelty-free makeup?

There’s a difference in Vegan and Cruelty-Free products: Vegan is when a product doesn’t contain any animal ingredients Cruelty-free is when the product hasn’t been tested on animals Facts about China With the amazing efforts of the Humaine Society International, China changed their laws in 2014 to the following: Foreign imported ordinary cosmetics – still require […]

How I protected and nourished my hair on the beach with coconut oil

Did you know coconut oil can do wonders for your hair, especially if it’s dry? No, me neither! I only found out on holiday when I used it to keep my hair smooth and sleek in between swims in the sea.  Being in the sea so much, it causes my hair to go extremely dry […]