Monthly Archives: December 2016

Thoughts: New Year, Old Me

With the majority of the population vowing to give up drinking, abstain from chocolate or stop smoking, the general theme of New Year’s resolutions seems to be a drastic cutting of something that was previously enjoyed. Whilst this could have some health benefits, I really don’t believe the right way to go about changing habits […]

Christmas Nails: Purple Reindeer

Here we have my, what I call, ‘official’ Christmas nails. I’m wearing purple on Christmas Day and actually wanted my nails to match, but it was surprisingly painful to search for purple Christmas themed nail ideas. After attempting some baubles (and quickly removing them with shame!), I decided on a trusty reindeer. I feel that […]

Festive ways to 5 a day

When we’re surrounded by boxes of chocolates and festive food, it can be difficult to remember that ‘5 a day’ doesn’t necessarily refer to pigs in blankets. Here are some ideas to squeeze in some essential nutrients alongside your festive treats.

Christmas Nails: Presents

These are another not-too-bright Christmas option, for when you’re not quite sure what they’ll need to match. As a basecoat, I used Barry M’s classic in nude. I’d usually do a couple of coats, but went for one in order for it to dry thoroughly and evenly before decorating them. I decided to free-hand the […]

Healthy Christmas Pudding Energy Bites

If you’re looking for something that’s not only lovely to look at, but also a good energy boosting snack to keep you going throughout the winter, then these is a great idea. They’re soft textured, decadent and sweet, but provide a few more nutrients than most of the other treats at this time of year, meaning […]

12 ways to feel Christmassy

On the first day of Christmas, someone will say to me, “I just don’t feel Christmassyyy”. I hope you sang that, if not, restart because my effort / outright cringeyness is not being wasted. We’ve all experienced it: Christmas is edging closer but you’re just not feeling Christmassy yet. The more you stress about it, the […]

Easy Winter Nails

Yes, it took a lot of willpower to not go all-out Christmas with these nails. I wanted something that was wintery, but wouldn’t clash with every outfit I’ll be wearing over winter. After a colour crisis, I decided on a pretty lilac with a glitter gradient and some festive snowflakes…