Body Confidence

Body Confidence

The only recent picture of myself that I actually like!

This is a bit of a different post for me and will be quite word heavy but, I feel my current body confidence is something I need to address as a way of being fully transparent and honest with you my wonderful readers.

Those who have followed me from the beginning will know that I have always struggled with my weight and I have always been on the larger side, Its in my genes I wasn’t born to be skinny. I come from a long line of bigger ladies and for the most part I have never been ashamed of how I look.

Since returning to blogging 6 months ago I have found myself putting off doing makeup looks, which was something I used to do quite regularly, I found myself making excuses like “I haven’t had my eyebrows done” or “My roots are too long” or “My eczema is too bad” and so on. It wasn’t until I really thought about it that actually my reasoning behind not doing the looks anymore was because I didn’t feel comfortable in my current skin. (more…)

Makeup Studio/Home Office Wishlist – Panasonic Camera’s, Storage, etc| Ad

Makeup Studio/Home Office Wishlist


As Pete and I are in the process of looking for a new place and I am already on the hunt for a new camera I thought I would do a wishlist post for you all. My current blogging set up is a portable softbox along with compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 for on the go use and a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 for all of my blog images. Both cameras are now around 6 years old so, I am due an upgrade.

1. Panasonic DMC-LX7 £265– I have always had such a great experience with Panasonic Cameras that I wanted to stick with the brand so, I have been eyeing this little baby up to replace my current on the go camera. This particular camera dosent have the largest zoom or highest mega pixels but its perfect for what I would be wanting it for and within my price bracket for a point a shoot camera. Panasonic do do a great selection of point and shoot cameras ranging from £239 – £519 with a new 4K camera coming later in the year. You can check out Panasonic’s current compact cameras here.

2. Hilka Pro-Craft 7-Drawer Cabinet £289.99 – I chose this over the blogger fave, the Alex Drawers from Ikea, mainly because I wanted something more sturdy and longer lasting. As I do makeup for a living I need to ensure that my products are well protected and these types of drawers would certainly offer that benefit, plus they are on wheels. I think they look very sleek and smart and would fit perfectly with my preferred decor of greys, white and black. (more…)

An Interview With…. Ali and Her

AminaAli [1442082]Name: Amina Ali

Where are you from? Birmingham, UK

Tell us about your blog?  My blog is about ‘Makeup, Motherhood and much more!’ It’s somewhere for me to talk about what makeup or beauty products I’m loving or give any beauty tips I can. It also allows me to talk about any parenting issues or emotions I am facing!

Whats your day job? I work part time as a primary school teacher and also freelance as a make up artist doing make up for any occasion.  (more…)

Review: Redken Extreme Haircare | Rush Shop

Redken Extreme Haircare

A little while ago the lovely folks over at Rush Shop sent me a sample of Redken Extreme shampoo and conditioner to try.

As you all know I haven’t had a natural hair colour for years and to get the shade I have my hair goes through an awful lot, especially when I do it myself . To give you a brief overview of my hair at the point of trying this it was very dry on the ends, imagine barbie hair from the 80’s if you’re not as old as me think horse hair and you are there. (more…)


Hey Guys,

Sorry for the short break on the blog I had a massive Healthcare assignment due in so, I had to focus all of my energy on that.

Normal service will resume tomorrow with a post about Redken.

The next two weeks will look a little like this:

  • Interview with AminaMUA
  • Review of Lipstick and Gunpowder, Brighton
  • Review of Eloquence Skincare
  • Review of Timeless Truth
  • Review of Essence Liquid Lipsticks

So, as you can see its going to be a busy few weeks but, for now I will leave you with a beautiful picture of Pip.

Ems xo