The Sisterhood of The Travelling Jacket

When Marlene first told me she was working on a secret project I knew it had to be something special. I’d been reading her blog for a long time, and after meeting her in person I could tell that everything she did was with conviction and dedication. Yet when The Sisterhood of the Travelling Jacket was finally announced I was blown away.

As I sat on the sofa next to Ben watching the video I burst into tears. The stories struck such a chord with me. Myself and several of my family members had been through the topics being mentioned, but the tears weren’t because of the memories, or even from the empathy I felt. My tears were for the strength and bravery these women have to tell their story. I’ve only ever been able to confide in Ben about what I’ve been through, and even though I’m still struggling I do realise that it’s important that these topics are talked about. So many people suffer in silence, and if this message can reach out and help just one person, then it has done something spectacular. I hope that one day I will be able to make a difference and help people like this too. That is why I want to help spread the word.

You can read the The Sisterhood of The Travelling Jacket series on Marlene’s blog: Chocolate Cookies and Candies.

ASOS #BeautyChat and AW14 Beauty and Fashion

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ASOS know how to throw a party. The HQ building itself (a glorious combination of art deco and cats) is the perfect indicator of the decadence awaiting you inside. I headed there with Brogan. Walking into the beautiful building we were greeted with cocktails and nail art (by Reecey Roos) – thanks to the lovely ladies at ASOS. As we headed further in we bumped into some of the people behind Google Glass. Combining tech and beauty is a sure fire way to get my attention, so of course I had to pop a pair on and have a go. I think the glasses have a little way to go before the consumer will fall for them, but I like the idea. After staring at one tiny screen it was on to another as I snapped away at the beauty products and fashion that will be on offer this Autumn and Winter at ASOS. I was excited to see some opulent accessories sitting alongside some divine beauty products. I can’t wait for everything to hit the site. Finally it was time for the beauty chat! We gathered around as Patricia Bright took to the adorned stage and answered our questions and gave us some beauty tips. The first question of the night? From yours truly of course! Watch the video below to see what I had to ask Patricia.

Video: Life in Japan Q&A #1

Here is the first in my ‘Life in Japan Q&A’ series. I’ve decided to do this series in short videos so you can find exactly what you want to know, without having to sit through 25mins of me rambling away. The first couple of questions are from Kat about learning Japanese (and using it on holiday) and coping as a vegetarian in Japan.

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Video: A Date with Viktor & Rolf Bonbon

I was sent the new Viktor & Rolf Bonbon perfume, and I fell in love with it! So I decided to make a little video about our first date together. I will also be posting a review on the blog soon!
You can purchase Viktor & Rolf Bonbon at Debenhams.
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Video: French Pharmacy Goodies

I went to Avène & A-Derma’s bloggers breakfast last week and received a personalised skincare goodie bag* full of products from the popular French pharmacy brands. I decided to open up the goodie bag on camera and share what was inside with you all. All of the items in the video can be purchased from Boots, and are in selected Boots stores.

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