Sisterhood of the world tag...

Thank you to the beautiful Daniela for this tag :)  Here goes....

1. One piece of advice you'd give to new bloggers

Enjoy it...that's why i did it when i first started in 2008 - there was no thought of money making, fame etc - it was purely a hobby and i loved it.  

2. Where in the world would you like to visit most and why?

America - I've already visited it but i really do feel like i should have been born American.  When I'm not there i crave and miss it- its a day to day problem!!  other than that - Borneo, to play with the Orangutans would be pretty awesome too :)

3. Three of your favourite blogs and why?

Lily loves Lola - Victoria is a friend of mine - her blog is so honest and pretty.  She shares my love of animals and America too :)

Daniela Scribbles - Also a real life friend of mine :) she only posts honest reviews which i value and she has a beautiful writing style :)

I Covet Thee - I think Alix is such an English rose...her photography is stunning and I'm envious of her life.

4. Which social media platform is your favourite and why?

Instagram - because I'm a photography whore.

5. Five people you'd invite to a dinner party, dead or alive.

Kim Kardashian - to stare, David Attenborough - the voice alone, Will-I-Am - hilarious, Honey Boo Boo - she would appreciate the food and Tom Hardy - no reason needed.

6. Which three products would you take on a desert island?
Mascara, Kerastase hair mask (endless supply) and red lipstick for when i need to feel fabulous! 

7. Best instagram editing app?

Hmm this is tough as i dont really edit my photos much - i just use standard filters :/

8. What do you enjoy the most about blogging?

The free stuff!!! The community - i have met genuine friends through blogging.  If i could go back to 2008/09 and have the community back to the way it was i would in a heartbeat - it was a lot more honest and genuine back then and oh so very small too!

9. Full on face or natural beauty?

I'm a fan of both, depending how i feel day to day- but if i had to choose id say full on face - i love the preened, finished look and it does make you feel better i think :)

10. Would you ever be a full-time blogger?

I would love to be, but again, because the blogging world has changed so much i don't feel good enough or capable to reach that level with so many other fantastic bloggers around!  I do feel like the pond is very small now...its hard to come up with original content too :/

I really enjoyed that tag - please feel free to do this but id like to tag Lilyloveslola.

T xxx

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm...

Its Friday!!!!! Hope you all have a great weekend planned.
Every now and again I like to fancy up my skin care regime, and by fancy up – I mean add one product :/..not so fancy huh!
Presenting the ever so fancy Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm.  A few years ago the work Collagen would have made me im like give me all of the collagen- all of it!!!
This smells divine and massages into the skin a treat.  The product feels luxurious and more importantly it feels like a little treat every time I use it in the evenings.  I remove this with a damp flannel and my skin is oh so baby soft.  It makes my skin feel very comforted and not dry in the slightest – something I do find with water removal cleansers.
I would definitely recommend this if you have a few spare pennies as I appreciate it is a pricey pot to can buy it HERE!
Have you tried this – if so, what are your thoughts?
T xxx


Long time no write….sorry :(

I have just got back from a lovely week away in Portugal so I thought id share some of my snaps and advice for anyone wanting to visit.

This is my fifth trip to Portugal and I hate to say it may well have been my last.  I fell in love with Portugal at first because it was so un-commercialised compared to the likes of Mainland Spain.  This time around I found the touts unbearable – they actually ruined my evening as I went with my friend Kim- we were after a relaxing, eating kind of holiday – not a party…because were old and boring basically J  Even old town which is a lot more laid back was over run with annoying, pushy staff offering free a bit past that im afraid lol!

Anyway, weather wise the first three days were a bit of a write off as it was very cloudy but the rest of the stay was lovely.  The main reason I visit Portugal is because of the weather – its really windy which I love as you can tan easily and sleep well at night.

We ate far too much food…Crepes, Chicken and Cheese featured daily – hence why this post is heavy on the food pictures…whoops!

Have you visited Albufeira before – let me know what you thought of it.

T xxx