It’s My 3rd Blogversary! Thank You ^_^


An absolutely mahoosive thank you to everyone who has been with me since the start or found this blog a while ago or have just discovered it. Your comments and likes have spurred me on to keep blogging and have been the highlight of my day when I’ve been having a bad one. Your support and enthusiasm has made me feel like I’m actually good at something when Dyspraxia has made me feel otherwise. You have made me laugh (with you, not at you), you’ve been as excited about geeky things, urban things and cruelty free things as I have and really made me think about life with your observations and advice. You are all awesome!

It is so strange to think that three years I finally took peoples advice and started a little unassuming blog. A blog which turned into something that a lot of lovely strangers actually started to follow and commented on and then some of my fave brands which I’ve used for years started to gift me their products to review and invites started arriving for blogger events, meals and cocktails!

The most surprising thing however, is that I’ve actually kept this up for three years and yes, people leave but new people follow every week. When ever I’ve felt bored because of illness or Winter weather or I’ve felt lonely, this has been a little sanctuary that I can visit, with a cuppa and snuggly wrap around cardigan, which always makes me smile.

To anyone who’s followed this blog for a long time, I appreciate you putting up with the early days of back-to-front structured sentences (thats how my thoughts sound in my head) and under or over exposed photo’s. I never realised that as a blogger I would become a copy writer, an editor, a photographer of all sorts of subjects, a photographic editor, a creator of layouts and an organised (gasp!) person capable of meeting deadlines, tagging and scheduling blog posts and the owner of several busy and successful social media accounts. Phew!

To anyone reading this who isn’t a blogger, why ever not? Give it a go, what have you got to loose? Even if you only get a small amount of followers, you will still have a creative journal of your life and maybe learn some new skills along the way.

Now give me some cake!

Genuine thanks from the bottom of my heart



Making blogging events look glamorous since 2013.

Ooh Arr Face Masks

Yes this brand is literally pronounced “Oooh – arrgh” which I like a lot. I was thinking that they had gone all Warhol with the packaging and used interpretive colours…I was wrong, the masks are really that bright!









I found it strange at first to apply a face pack to damp skin and I thought I’d end up with sludgy mud but after applying nearly the whole pack and waiting a little while it dried to a mask. These are one of the few face masks I’ve used that haven’t made my face feel uncomfortably tight as they dried.

Dead Sea Cooler Deep Cleansing Face Mask 

Active Ingredients:

‘Clay – helps to detoxify skin and draw out impurities. Glycerin – has great moisturising and hydrating properties. Witch Hazel extract – a great anti-inflammatory and astringent to help tighten skin. Sweet Almond – rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. Full of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids – to help condition skin and promote a youthful, healthy complexion. Bamboo powder – rich in minerals and acts as a gentle exfoliant in this refreshing face mask. Argan Oil – intensely moisturising, a great antioxidant and contains Vitamin A and E which can help protect skin. Tea Tree Oil – a natural anti-septic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory – making it an excellent natural treatment for acne. Peppermint Oil – cools and soothes the skin, helping achieve a bright, clear complexion. Dead Sea Salts – help to detoxify, soften and moisturise skin.’

Looking like a villain from Batman

Looking like a villain from Batman

I used this on a day when my complexion was starting to break out slightly due to too much dairy and needed a really deep calming cleanse. When Ooh-arr say this is cooling they really do mean it. It was the kind of cooling that’s so tingly it feels almost hot like those extra strong mints! After rinsing off I found my skin to be calm and moisturised. What amazed me was that my face was remotely red, which I expected it to be after all of the tingling and rinsing. The next day my breakout was reduced by around 50%.

Star Glow Skin Polisher Face Mask

Active Ingredients:

‘Clay – helps to detoxify the skin and draw out impurities.
Glycerin – has great moisturising and hydrating properties. Sweet Almond – rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. Full of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fatty acids – to help condition skin and promote a youthful, health complexion.
Shea Butter – a classic moisturiser. Reduces inflammation and helps soften and smooth skin. Argan Oil – intensely moisturising and a great antioxidant. Contacts vitamin A and E to help protect skin. Jojoba – helps to balance skin’s natural sebum production, reducing the appearance of breakouts. Coconut oil – very beneficial moisturiser. Softens skin and reduces signs of ageing. Vitamin E helps skin to regenerate. Honey – packed full of antioxidants to slow down ageing. Antibacterial properties help treat spots and blemishes. Aloe Vera – soothes and moisturises skin, helping prevent acne breakouts. Vanilla Extract – a great source of B vitamins to promote healthy skin.
Sunflower Oil – high in vitamin E. Helps lock in moisture and keep skin feeling soft.’

After letting the mask set for 15 minutes I slowly rinsed it off with warm water in gentle circular motion to exfoliate my face – especially my T-zone. Even though the particles were very fine they were incredibly effective and my complexion felt smooth and incredibly moisturised, again without any irritation or redness.

Rosie Glow Deep Cleansing Face Mask

Active Ingredients:

‘Natural Clay – helps to detoxify and draw out impurities within the skin. Montmorillonite – acts as a toner for the skin, helping to tighten pores and revitalise your complexion. Glycerin – has great moisturising and hydrating properties. Bentonite Clay – draws out impurities, helping unclog pores and absorb excess oil, clearing congested skin and can help to tighten fine lines and wrinkles. Sweet Almond – rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. Full of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids – to help condition skin and promote a youthful, healthy complexion. Shea Butter – moisturises, reduces inflammation and helps skin to appear smoother and softer. Argan Oil – intensely moisturising, a great antioxidant and contains vitamin A and E, which can help protect skin. Geranium essential oil – helps balance the oil production of skin and helps keep it supple. Marula Oil – contains antioxidants which help protect skin from environmental damage. Sunflower Oil – high in vitamin E to help lock in moisture and keep skin feeling soft. Palmarosa Essential oil – great rejuvenating and regenerating properties – promote healthy cell growth and help repair damaged skin caused by ageing. Rose Essential Oil – can moisturise and hydrate skin and help with inflammation as well as redness. Rosehip Oil – high in vitamin C and has great rejuvenating and regenerating properties.’

I used this mask on my cheeks 3 times in 18 days and it gave my complexion a real boost. My skin felt incredibly soft and looked rather radiant, which is saying a lot in March with all of the wind and rain and lack of sunshine.

Over all rating ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤