Why do my lips look like crispy bacon during winter?

Close up image of lipgloss being applied to healthy looking lips.

Ah the magic of winter! One minute Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, then the next he’s splitting your lip and chapping your chops. (Thanks, mate)

I don’t know about you but the weather wreaks havoc on my skin at this time of year, particularly my lips. They feel sore, they feel dry, they look like crispy bacon. For a whole season, matte lipsticks are pretty much off limits.

But does it have to be that way? Do we have to suffer with crispy lips every winter?

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Layering up for winter with Lasula

When I got back from Budapest last week, I couldn’t quite believe how cold it was in the UK. I’d actually over-packed for my trip with tons of chunky jumpers and when I landed back home in Manchester, I was shocked at how fast the temperature had plummeted.

Layering up for me is never an issue though! I much prefer winter fashion to summer, don’t you? Cosy knitwear, bobble hats and the perfect excuse to crack out my collection of turtlenecks (psh, as if I need an excuse).

Now I don’t know about you but I’m a bigger fan of layering up, rather than relying on one big chunky coat. It just makes more sense to throw on a jacket with a jumper and underlay, rather than cracking out the Patagonia and getting all sweaty on the walk to work. Excuse the TMI, but you know exactly what I’m going on about!

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Unboxing my mystery Lush box

Every Christmas my fella puts a Lush giftbox together for me, complete with a Knot wrap. This year he decided to make one for my birthday too. It’s been a while since then and I’ve made my way through the full box. I generally don’t share things like this, but since we both love Lush I wanted to review the items and share them with you.

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Applying shine theory to the blogging community

A hand full of glitter sequins shining. Image taken by Mink Mingle, a talented Thai photographer.

Image credit: The wonderful Mink Mingle.

Shine theory is the simple belief that you won’t shine unless your friends do. It’s not a crazy notion. When our friends rise, they lift us with them and the good vibes resonate.

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A career update, a free book and some big changes


Please indulge me for a moment and let me talk about work. I never talk about work on my blog anymore. It used to be something I mentioned from time-to-time, particularly when I went through the horror of job hopping. However I haven’t posted an update since July 2016 (lol) and things have changed considerably since then.

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