World Gin Day…don’t mind if I do!

World Gin Day! Tarquin's Dry Gin

Today is World Gin Day, a global celebration of all things gin! You may be shocked to hear that this special day nearly passed me by! Don’t worry though, I have managed to catch the last couple of hours with a glass of gin (or three) firmly in my hand! What gin are you celebrating with I hear you cry! Well if the picture hasn’t already given it away, I will tell you…Β  Continue reading


My day out in the Dales – Parcevall Hall Gardens

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Recently I had a lovely day out in Wharfedale (Yorkshire) at Parcevall Hall Gardens. The sky was mostly blue if a little cloudy and the sun, when it peeked through the clouds, was warm on my face. Don’t worry my friends, I had KorresΒ SPF30Β sunscreen with yoghurt on so I could enjoy the spring sunshine to the full!

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Behind The Blog featuring Traci-Ann Loves…

Behind the blog featuring Traci-Ann Loves...

For today’s post I would like you to hop on over to my friend Karen’s amazing blog where she is featuring an interview with yours truly! πŸ™‚ She asks some tough questions but hopefully I delivered! Don’t forget to have a browse around while you are there…she’s got some cracking blog posts and YouTube vids for you to check out! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Traci-Ann πŸ™‚

Traci Ann Loves

Hey Beauty Buddies,

ArrivingΒ home from work yesterday I was so moved to find quite a few of you had emailed such kind words of support in relation to my intro on Sundays Keeping Up With Karen. Can’t thank y’all enough for such caring messages – you all know who you are & I couldn’t be more grateful to have such an awesome bunch supporting me. And just while I’m dishing out the compliments… thanks so much to all who checked out yesterday’s post Makeup Revolution Iconic 2: Metallic Eyes. Some of you gals are really eager to invest in it & I’m pretty sure you’ll love it as much as I do! Don’t forget you can buy it in Superdrug or online if you’re an international customer or someone who prefers to shop from your comfy arm chair!

However onto today’s post & I’m beyond delighted to introduce…

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My day out at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park: The KAWS outdoor exhibition & more…

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2016

A little trip outΒ recently saw me heading to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to check out their latest exhibitions. I forget that this little gem is only 20 minutes away from where I live.

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The ultimate organisational tool? Discovering the Filofax Clipbook!

Filofax Clipbook Planner Blogging

I love planning and organising and I love notebooks! I have more notebooks than any person could ever want all bought for a specific purpose but more often than not relegated to my ‘beautiful stationary‘ pile to look at loving but never touch.

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I Heart Beauty Blogging: The Beauty Blogger Award!

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I was recentlyΒ nominated for the Beauty Blogger Award by the lovely Dominique from Style DominationΒ …make sure you check out her amazing fashion and beauty blog! πŸ™‚

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Haul Alert! I went to IKEA and this happened…

IKEA Haul -

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Reflections on my first (almost) 12 months of blogging…


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New year, new…who am I kidding?!


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