• eczema

    My Eczema Journey; An Update

    I haven’t done an eczema update in quite a while, mostly because not a lot had been happening, well until this week anyway! I’ll start giving a short history of my journey so far, in case you haven’t been here before. The Worst Flare I’ve had eczema all my life, and other than when I was a kid it was fairly under control. In 2017 something changed and I began experiencing the worst flare ups I had ever had. I was constantly stuck in a cycle of flaring, barely going a few days without some part of my body being swollen, itchy and weeping. I tried every moisturiser under the…

  • Travel

    A Weekend In Birmingham

    My birthday present from my boyfriend, John, was a weekend away in Birmingham. I’ve been to Birmingham plenty of times, it’s only 25 minutes on the train from where I live, and have been there to brave the shopping crowds at the Bullring. I had never stayed in Birmingham, or enjoyed any of the restaurants there so I was super excited. Here is a little review of what we enjoyed during our two night stay! Hotel Indigo – The Cube We stayed right in the heart of Birmingham at the Hotel Indigo, located within The Cube it offers amazing views over the city and was a great place to stay…

  • Fashion

    How I’m becoming more confident with my style choices

    Style and fashion have always things I’ve wanted to be more confident in. I spent so long scrolling through Instagram/Twitter/online retailers looking at clothes and thinking that they would never in a million years suit me and my body. I always stuck to what I knew; Jeans, baggy t-shirts and the occasional dress and boots. This was never helped when my eczema was bad as well, as I just stuck to what was comfortable and wouldn’t further irritate my skin. This year, a goal of mine is to become more confident in front of the camera. I’m lucky my boyfriend doesn’t mind (most of the time) taking outfit photos for…

  • skincare

    Evening Skincare Routine

    The winter months are harsh on any skin, the rain, snow and wind leaving your complexion dry and cracked. I’ve always been in a good routine with my skin, for my eczema, but even more so this time of year! My current night time routine soothes and hydrates my skin and allows it to repair overnight so I wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead! I start my routine with my Body Shop Chamomile Cleanser or Dermalogica Ultra Calming Cleanser and Soap & Glory Cleansing Tool to remove all my makeup and dry skin that has built up throughout the day. I’m careful to ensure I don’t use…

  • Fashion

    How I style a Midi Skirt

    I’ve been watching the midi skirt trend for a little while, and always loved the idea of them. But trying a few on in shops I felt frumpy, and like they swamped me. However I have recently found a couple of gorgeous ones that I have been able to style, and feel good in! I wore both of these with a pair of old Primark boots, and would love to be able to style them with some chunky white trainers too, so any recommendations on where to find some that would go with these skirts, then hit me up! Primark have some gorgeous collections in at the moment, and I’m…

  • Beauty

    Dry Skin Friendly Foundations

    I wrote one of these blogs quite a while ago, and my collection has changed since then so I thought it was time to write an updated version. Finding a foundation that works with my dry skin has always been difficult. My eczema means that a lot products cling to my dry patches, irritate my sensitive skin and generally just don’t work. There are a few new and some old and trusted favourites that I reach for on all occasions. Tarte Shape Tape Hydrating Foundation This foundation is the newest to my collection, and I honestly think it’s my all time favourite. I know there was a lot of controversy…

  • Life

    2019 Goals

    2018 was a bloody good year for me, after a couple of really testing years beforehand where I achieved none of the goals I set myself (other than to just get through each day of 2017 during the eczema fiasco), I actually feel like I got somewhere in 2018. So here we are, chapter one of 2019, and although I don’t have any really crazy goals there are a few things I want to be able to look back on that are really memorable. Big Changes As I write this I’m sat in an empty house, on the floor, awaiting the delivery of the first bits of furniture for my…