I’ve been wearing glasses since I was about six, and boy have they improved since my round bespectacled days. Glasses are now pretty trendy but for us make-up lovers, how can you work your beauty routine to suit your specs? As I’ve had to wear my glasses more and more, I’ve found that I’ve had to think a bit more about what products I use and how I do my make up. Just because you’re wearing glasses, doesn’t mean you have to skip on the make up! I’ve done a little bit of research and have come up with a few top tips on how to wear make up for glasses and work around the specs! The Base-ics First things first, it’s crucial to get your base just right. I find that my glasses tend to rub off my make up and make my nose a bit oily where they sit, so in order to counter this, it’s worth using an oil-absorbing or mattifying primer. I’ve used Illamasqua Matte Veil*, which is amazing for smoothing over pores and any shiny patches to create a smooth canvas for application. I find this particular product a little drying, so apply a primer that… View Post

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We all lead incredibly busy lives at the moment, so it’s no wonder that sometimes we wake up in the morning feeling completely drained. It is all to easy to reach for a cup of steaming coffee to boost energy, which I’m definitely guilty of, and relying on that to see us through the morning until we’ve properly woken up. Would you believe me when I say I’ve actually been off the coffee for two whole weeks and still managed to leap out of bed (most of the time)? I do love a cup of coffee but I find that mid-way through the morning I end up with a fuzzy head on the dreaded caffeine come down which leaves me feeling more tired than before. I’ve put together five top tips on how you can boost energy without the need for a cup of coffee! Get into a sleep routine As a student, this is pretty difficult at times but giving your body plenty of rest is crucial to how it functions the next day. I read an article recently about how anything less than seven hours sleep each nights slows your reactions down, similar to when you’ve consumed alcohol. Remember… View Post

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Sitting atop the new Park Regis Hotel in Five Ways, is Birmingham’s newest (and highest!) restaurant: Rofuto. A direct translation of ‘loft’ from Japanese, this incredible place is on the sixteenth floor with breathtaking views of the city. The restaurant is izakaya-style inspired, a relaxing environment to eat good food with friends after a long day. The food is traditional Japanese served in a modern environment, making this quite a unique dining experience. We let the receptionist on the ground floor know our reservation and they sent us up to the top floor. On arrival to the sixteenth floor, we were greeted with a very warm welcome by the Manager, who led us to our seats by the window. The views were just amazing! First things first, we ordered one of their house cocktails, recommended by the Manager. I chose a Midnight Geisha which was a fruity concoction, far too easy to drink! Harry had a Melon Fizz which was a fizzy fruity mix with vodka. The cocktails were very eye-catching and were the perfect start to the meal. Food at Rofuto The menu has a good selection of food; not too overwhelming, but there is plenty of choice if you… View Post

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At the end of April I was asked to do something CRAZY exciting. And I’ve had to keep it all a secret … until now! I’m so excited to finally be able to announce that I’m the face of The Fort Shopping Park SS16 campaign. Myself, Beth and Thomas are the Style Squad and we are the faces of the Fort’s #StyledByYou campaign, designed to help inspire your summer style. Beth is a Mum, blogger and stylist and managed to do the shoot having completed the London Marathon just a few days! Thomas is a Birmingham based model and was such a funny guy on shoot and was the pro among us. We each spent an afternoon at The Fort Shopping Park choosing two outfits from the huge range of shops there. First up, was work wear. I went for a classic uniform with a silk blouse and suede skirt, paired with a pair of bright orange heels and bag. WHAT WE WORE: WORKWEAR  Sophie – Warehouse and New Look | Thomas – Primark | Beth – Next Next up was a casual summer look. I went for a denim dress and a pair of insane gladiator sandals from New Look,… View Post

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Like a phoenix from the ashes, The Wilderness Birmingham opens on Wednesday 25th May. Last Thursday, I was lucky enough to have an exclusive look (and taste!) of their new menu and immersive dining experience. Thursday was one of the soft launches ahead of the opening this week to iron out creases before they appear. I invited my friend Emily along with me and we are both in agreement that this will be a foodie experience we will never, ever forget! The restaurant itself is tucked away on Dudley Street, less than five minutes from New Street. Walk by too fast and you might miss it! When dining at The Wilderness, you will be immersed in their natural setting. A canopy of trees and trickling water surrounds you, and the small dining area makes this a wonderfully intimate setting. You are literally eating in a wilderness. When we arrived, we ordered some cocktails and the waiter brought over some brown bread made with onion, which was so delicious! Emily had a Gin & Tonic which had pea and mint infused gin in the tonic. It was very fresh and an interesting twist on the classic drink. I had a Green Gimble which… View Post

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