Is this the £10 dupe for Naked palettes?


    If I told you there was a dupe for the almost £40 Naked palettes from Urban Decay that would part you with less money than your average Deliveroo order for one, would you spontaneously combust of sheer excitement? I know I would.   Now put down your pitchforks, UD puritans. I too am in love with the Naked…

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10 signs your friendship is toxic


  Friendships are seriously good for you. A 10-year long Australian study showed that participants with solid friend groups were 22% more likely to live longer, and researchers at Harvard concluded that happiness was “infectious” among friends who lived within a mile of each other. So why am I writing about ties that were cut and friendships that ended instead of celebrating how…

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My 10 New Look Summer must-have’s for under £20


Don’t know about you but I need very little convincing to get a brand new wardrobe per season. Especially when all the stuff I really really want come at a bargain pricetag of below £20. Check ‘em hun.     Cameo Rose White Floral Embroidered Bardot Neck Top £19.99 Hello, you gypsy boho beauty. I’d paid you with skinny jeans…

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7 amazing Chester bars you have to visit


I ain’t gonna even lie and pretend that the vast majority of my paychecks doesn’t go to hanging out in the awesome boozers in Chester. But that means I am in the know about where you should go and indulge in whatever’s your poison.   So here you are, folks. Wihtout further ado and in no particular order: the 7…

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Unapologetically Portuguese: Cafe Porto in Liverpool


While on an impromptu road trip to Liverpool hubby and I came across this quirky little place on Rodney Street. Last year we spent a random week in Portugal last year eating until we couldn’t move and consuming our body-weight in wine, so in order to relive the good times we thought we’d check this place out. Spoiler alert: we…

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The £350 makeover


      I’ll level with you: I’m far too cheap to actually ever spend £350 on makeup in one sitting. But my office was going out to a fancy-pants summer do and I had to somehow improvise a full face of makeup that would last all night in the blistering heat and I just knew there was no way…

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Five amazing Chester coffee shops you need to visit


Chester: the promised land of Roman soldiers, horse races and medieval two tier shopping experiences. And, as it turns out, some really quirky and unique coffee shops and tea rooms.   Being someone who thinks cocktails aren’t just for the weekends (they’re for life, yo) and craft beer is a state of mind rather than a night out it took…

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Vikings like beer too, you know


Damn right I went to a Scandinavian Beer Tasting at Chester Beer and Wine yesterday – it’s beer from my neck of the woods and I think any beer geek would happily admit that currently the most interesting beers are hailing from there. I even got to flex my long-forgotten language skills when I pronounced the brewery names to my…

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Dear Future Me: a letter to myself


Well smack my ass and call me Sally. I’ve just gone and surprised myself.   This was not the post I was planning on sharing today, but then I got to procrastinating and was going through my own Facebook posts from way back when (yeah I know, it’s kinda sad stalking yourself but someone’s gotta do it) when I came…

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