It’s the 3rd December, and the countdown has officially begun until Christmas (aka the BEST time of the year). I am super festive at the moment, and totally lapping up the freezing cold weather, morning frost, festive food and christmas shopping. I tend to do a lot of my Christmas shopping online (the one thing I don’t love about this time of year, is the hectic shops!), and have already been rounding up my fair of share of presents for family and friends over the net. If you haven’t already started buying your pressies yet, or you’re still in need of some more gift ideas for your loved ones – I’ve collated all my go-to buys; from the ultimate gift sets, favourite perfumes and scented candles, jewellery, quirky interior additions, and other must-have fashion and beauty buys – for this year’s annual Christmas 2016 Gift Guide.
…So it´s Friday. But not just any old´Friday. It´s THE Friday: Black Friday. The biggest shopping day of the year; for good reason. The discounts are crazy! But instead of sifting through and searching for all the sales yourself; I´ve laid them all out for you in this blog post (categorised and all) – with all my personal favourites.
Anyone else feeling super festive? I know I am. I love November as its the first month where you can actually start thinking and preparing for the festive season (which naturally makes me very happy). It´s a nice chill in the air, and I am loving getting my winter wardrobe in check, switching my skincare for the colder months, and aquiring some essential additions for the coming months… Here are this month´s favourites.
You might already know what a facial mist is (or get the jist from the name!), or have no idea at all! Although facial mists, face sprays, hydration mists, beauty toners – whatever you want to call it – have been around for a while, they’re still not necessarily a core staple in everyday´s skincare routine. But they should be – I know I am obsessed (which is pretty obvious from the amount I´ve got!). Here are some old-time favourites, and new ones that I am loving at the moment (and why they can work wonders to your skin).
My hair and I go a long way back. We´ve been through the lot. Bleached, purple, red, orange, ombré, short, long… Finally, now that I´ve come to my senses – I´m back to my chocolate brown roots (with a touch of sun kissed from all my recent escapades). But my hair has never really recovered from all the wear and tear… Until, I dissevered this hair mask.
I am aware that this post is way overdue, after many reader requests – but better late than ever, right?! Here I´m sharing all my core make-up must-haves; some of which are long-standing favourites, and some new additions that I´m loving right now… And not only am I showing what I use – but also 3 of my go-to looks… Enjoy!
Holiday season might be slowing down for many, but after a long summer of travelling, and with a busy autumn with more trips to come – I thought I’d give a little insight into all my travel must-haves; how I like to prepare, my go-to beauty routine for skin and body, packing tips, my carry-on essentials, and last but not least – how I like to maintain it all whilst on holiday!
Body scrubbing has been part of my weekly (and sometimes daily) skincare ritual for years now. Especially leading up to the bikini season and throughout the whole summer – when you want that body looking extra smooth and soft. It´s also the perfect routine to kickstart post holiday season, when you want to shed any excess dead skin cells from all that travelling, tanning and swimming – to help renew a glowy and fresh complexion for the new season ahead…
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I’ve spoken a bit about my daily rituals and routines in the past; but I thought I’d give you a little insight into my new morning routines for the summer months (it’s important to switch things up from season to season), and how I like to inject more energy into my life, whilst making the most of the longer days.
There´s been a whole lot of me since I launched the blog late 2011 – so I thought it was about time I featured my other (and definitely, better) half, for once. You might have already spotted him on my Instagram, or from our Wedding Album blog post, but that´s about it. So when I teamed up with his all-time favourite shopping website, MR PORTER, to share his go-to grooming and wellness routine (with a little help from moi), I also took this opportunity to share a snippet into our love story and a little insight into my very own, Mr. Bush.
I know I said June was one of my favourite months, but July might just top them all (which might have something to do with it being my birthday month!). It´s also the main time to holiday, and you all know how much I live my life for my vacays! Here is what I´ve been loving so far this month – from summer skincare staples, new swimwear, the designer sandals which are finally (!) mine, the perfect boho blouse, and lots more…
Although the summer sale has been going for a little while now, there are still lots of great buys to be had! The best time to shop the sale is literally on the dot as it happens and gets announced (which I personally find rather stressfull), or wait towards the end, when there are even further reductions and you can really pick up a bargain, and new lines and items are added to the sale… So – I´ve done the groundwork for you guys and collated the direct links and top picks to my favourite go-to brands and retailers – across high street, designer, beauty and interior…
JUNE… Summer, sun, holidays, parties, fun. Is there any wonder why it’s one of my favourite months? And why choosing my top favourites was even harder, as there’s just so much I am loving at the moment… From my favourite summer dress, to healthy snacks and cooking, new interior finds, the perfect holiday sandals, beauty essentials, my go-to clutch for all the seasonal celebrations, and the unisex perfume brand we (both) love…
Following on from my fitness post a few weeks back, I thought I´d do a continuation with more of a concrete insight into how I´m getting bikini ready when it comes to my go-to beauty routine, more leading tips from fitness experts to get you going, and how nourishing your body (instead of depriving it), is the key to that long-term, healthy summer body.