Once a week I like to take some time to indulge in some serious skincare. Cleanse, tone, exfoliate, prime, prep, moisturise – y’know the whole shc-bang. Lately, I’ve introduced a new product to my routine and today I want to tell you about Drops Of Youth Liquid Peel that I picked up from The Body Shop, in Sunderland. I’m an…

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Chapped, sore and seriously dehydrated, the winter weather always affects my lips. Although this winter has been milder than usual, I’m still feeling the effects the cold season brings. Normally it takes a week or two of exfoliating followed by smothering my lips in layers of lip balm, but this time around I’ve been using the Matis Responsive Corrective LipControl…

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There’s nothing I love more than trying out new eateries on date night, so one Saturday evening the other half and I ventured to The Merchants Tavern that’s situated in the picture-perfect marina of St Peters Basin, in Newcastle. The Merchant Tavern is a traditional British eatery that serves modern, British-inspired dishes using the finest regional and seasonal ingredients. From…

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Situated in the Hilton Garden Inn (opposite the Stadium of Light) Karbon Grill is a contemporary kitchen and bar that serves a selection of modern-style cuisine and signature grill dishes. Although the name pays homage to the mining heritage of Sunderland, what I sampled on my visit here was inspired from ‘across the pond’. The American Sharing Tower* transforms what…

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For the last few months I’ve been a little more cautious when it comes to skincare and make-up products. In fact, I’ve been trying my best to go cruelty free (but that’s a whole other post) and you know what, it’s actually quite hard, and then I stumbled across Flourish. Flourish was founded by a North East-based make-up artist, and…

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