Love Is Real

Paula Holmes UK Beauty Blogger

Attending a wedding can make you think about what love is and what it means to you. Last weekend Danny and I headed away for the weekend to the beautiful Shendish Manor for a friend’s wedding. Watching another couple share their love for each other with friends and family, you can’t help but be happy and in good spirits and when you get to share it with someone you love too it makes it all the more special.

We checked into our room and got ready together, which made me think of all those little moments I love about being together. Read More »


5 Fun Things To Do This Valentine’s In London

Valentine's Battersea Cat Home

Feline Lovely At Battersea Cattery Event 

Need a new companion this Valentine’s? Visit the London Cattery this Tuesday 14th February in Battersea for an evening of feline match-making at their exclusive cat rehoming event. There will be experts on hand to answer any questions you have in finding your perfect cat companion. There will also be activities on the evening including; paws for a purr-etty photo in front of their photo board, a fun feline quiz, paw-some poetry corner and plenty sweet treats to eat. There are two sessions 5.30pm-7pm and 7pm-8.30pm, tickets are £7 per person, including a glass of bubbly or a soft drink on arrival and can be at Read More »

Lifestyle, What's On

Win A Day Out At Windsor Castle

Win a trip to Windsor Castle

As January draws to a close, I wanted to put a little spring into your step. So I’ve teamed up with Woods Of Windsor to give you the chance to escape for the day and enjoy a day out at Windsor Castle.

Woods Of Windsor originated from an 18th century apothecary situated right beside Windsor Castle and has grown to become a much well-known English lifestyle and gift brand. They’ve recently had a packaging revamp and I just love the beautiful illustrations, which take inspiration from modern and vintage flowers, the beauty of the Great Park and the romance of Windsor Castle as well as the delicate flora and fauna of the fragranced English garden. The florals and pastel colours have me dreaming of pretty Spring days and where better to spend them than at Windsor Castle itself. Read More »


Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Reveal

In today’s video I’m revealing my new designer handbag, the Saint Laurent Sac De Jour and also a Saint Laurent sale purchase too, can you guess what it can be!?

I’m so in love with this bag and super excited to share it with you. Remember I’ve now changed my YouTube channel name and won’t be posting every new video here, so do remember to hit subscribe. Read More »


MAC Cosmetics x Caitlyn Jenner

MAC Cosmetics Caitlyn Jenner

MAC Cosmetics have had some fantastic collaborations, including one of my favourite ever collections at the end of last year with Mariah Carey. This year collaborations look set to continue with MAC teaming up for the first time with beauty influencers that include Fleur de Force and beauty director for Glamour magazine, Alex Steinherr.

This January MAC Cosmetics have kicked off the year with a brand new celebrity collection and this time it’s with Caitlyn Jenner. MAC teased us a little last year when Caitlyn Jenner introduced us to her very own lipstick for the VIVA Glam campaign named Finally Free. Now there is a full collection available from Caitlyn and I was kindly sent some pieces from MAC to try out. Read More »

Beauty, Make-Up

God’s Own Junkyard

Gods Own Junkyard Walthamstow London - The LDN Diaries

If you are looking for something to brighten up these gloomy winter days, then I recommend paying a visit to Walthamstow. I took a trip east on Friday for one good reason, which wasn’t to visit the former home of boyband East 17 but to check out God’s Own Junkyard.

God’s Own Junkyard is a space filled with the late artist Chris Bracey’s neon work. If you walk past Soho in London, you may have noticed on your journey Lights of Soho, filled with colourful neon signs. This is just a small taster of Chris’s work, whereas God’s Own Junkyard showcases the large volumes of amazing neon work that Chris did. Including pieces that were featured in box office movies like Bladerunner, Captain America and Batman. Read More »