I have been itching to get my hands on the Rosie for Autograph makeup range for a while now, so come pay day, I decided to treat myself to a few things! Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley is already the face of her gorgeous lingerie range at Marks & Spencer and I am a big fan. So when I saw she was releasing a range of makeup, I was pretty excited. I’m arguably a little late to the party with the range, but I still get a bit excited about make up – albeit, not as much as I used to – so it still warrants a blog post in my eyes. I’ve watched Lisa Eldridge’s makeup tutorial using Rosie’s products so many times so I used that as a starting point. If it’s good enough for Lisa, it’s good enough for me! I picked up the miracle concealer on a bit of a whim as I was in need of a new one. I haven’t tried a twist up concealer in a very long time because I don’t think they’re very hygienic. However, I’ve been applying this with a clean finger and blending with a fluffy brush which rectifies the problem. I have shade… View Post

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When I was applying for jobs in the last few months of uni, I was always applying for them with a small sense of dread at the pit of my stomach. Job interviews.  There is pretty much no way of getting out of these – if you want the job, you’ve gotta do it. That didn’t stop me from being super nervous for the two I had this year! I’m confident in most things, but I get so incredibly nervous for job interviews. When I feel like I’m being judged, that’s when I get anxious. I can’t be the only one in the world that gets bad nerves when it comes to interviews, so I thought I’d share my job interview tips for creating a more confident mindset. I had two out of two successful interviews this year, one of which has landed me my job at Neo PR which I am enjoying so much. So, how can you ace your next interview? Do your homework So you’ve made the job application which will have probably involved some research on the company already. Make sure you know your CV and cover letter/personal statement inside out so you are prepared for… View Post

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Since I’ve come back from Birmingham, there’s been a bit of a hole in my blogging life. Over the past few years, I built up some lovely friendships within the lovely Brummie blogging community but when I got home I found it pretty difficult to find local bloggers. However, Sophie managed to find a whole lot of Milton Keynes bloggers and bring us together! It just shows there are bloggers there if you look hard enough… and invite them to a brunch event! So on yesterday morning, I headed to The Swan at Salford for a morning of brunch and bloggers. The lovely staff at The Swan had provided us with our own space, along with enough tea and coffee to power our nattering and instagramming! They took our brunch orders whilst we sipped a welcome glass of bubbly – the perfect way to start a weekend! I opted for the Eggs royale which was delicious. Mental note made to return for brunch again. Sophie had also organised some little goodie bags which were packed with some lovely stuff from discount vouchers for local businesses, to cocktail mixes from Muddle & Marsh. My favourite addition had to be from Emma who runs her… View Post

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Since returning properly to Milton Keynes, I’ve been pretty keen to find some more independent restaurants to write about. Last week, we went to Akasaka for my Dad’s birthday. Akasaka is a new(ish) Japanese restaurant in Wolverton and it’s a really great find! I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to go there! Kudos to my brother for the recommendation here. The restaurant is pretty small, but very clean and inviting. I love the traditional touches of Japanese culture around the room; ornate wallpaper, Japanese dolls and lanterns. It certainly makes for a surprisingly classy destination for dinner! But drive past too fast and you might miss it! It is located on Stratford road in Wolverton, next to a chicken shop! You might have read my review of Rofuto in Birmingham, and I would liken the menu at Akasaka has a very similar menu, albeit more middle range on prices. The menu covers everything you would expect from Japanese cuisine: sushi, tempura… there’s definitely something to suit every taste if sushi isn’t your thing. As a starter, we shared a prawn tempura. This is probably something you wouldn’t want to share after the first prawn…. the batter was incredibly light, and… View Post

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I couldn’t resist this opportunity for a pun-tastic title. I’ve had it brewing since before I’d even bought the culottes. Pretty good though, you’ve culotte to admit… Sorry.  My first pay day happened at the end of July, so I had a little blow out haul on Boohoo. There’s a few things that I was after that were unnecessary necessities and at the moment I think Boohoo are having a bit of a moment with their trend pieces! I’ve been hunting for a good pair of culottes for a while but I’m pretty picky about the fit and material as I’m fairly slim, and not a fan of the bin bag look… I ended up with these beauts from Boohoo which I’m so chuffed with, that I might end up with more in different colours. In terms of smart-casual summer trousers, these are a winner. The quality of these is fab considering they were well under £20 and are easy to slip into your usual wardrobe. I wore this outfit to Harry’s 21st birthday lunch and I think it’s my new favourite! Harry and I have booked ourselves some September sun, so I was in holiday mode when I was shopping.… View Post

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