Starskin 7 Second Overnight Mask

Starskin Overnight Pads Review - Beauty Blogger The LDN Diaries

At night is the time when I do the most with my skincare, I’ll spend that extra time with peels and oils and have a true pamper on some evenings. However it comes a time when I am just so tired and want to quickly pop into bed. I never want to miss out on my skincare benefits, so I’ll usually just cover my face in a mask and when I saw Starskin had released a 7-second overnight mask, I couldn’t wait to test it out.

Starskin are most known for their Korean style sheet masks, which are if not my favourite sheet mask. They stick so well to your face and the serums leaves it feeling so moisturised afterwards that I just love putting one on. They have lots of different sheet masks now, with some targeted for just eyes and lips and they even brought out a Starskin make-up applicator which I loved. So it’s not surprising to see them expanding the range with the overnight mask pads. The mask is said to be a 7-in-1; massage, exfoliator, toner, oil serum, night cream, sleeping mask and mood relaxer. Read More »

Beauty, Skincare

5 Of London’s Must-Try Desserts

Bob Bob Ricard BRB Chocolate Glory - Best desserts in London - The LDN DIaries

Even though your full from dinner, you will always have room for dessert right? I even base my restaurant choice on the dessert menu. So I wanted to put together five desserts in London that I absolutely love and I recommend you must try.

BBR Signature Chocolate Glory

Bob Bob Ricard Signature Chocolate Glory is a must for all chocolate fans and for those that want something to impress. The gold bomb melts open whilst the waiter pours hot chocolate sauce over the top of it. Inside is chocolate jivara mousse, chocolate brownie, berries and a passionfruit and orange jelly. It’s a mixture of flavours that compliment well together.

If chocolate isn’t for you then Bob Bob Ricard’s Eton Mess En Perle is another favourite of mine and works in a similar way with the cream being poured over the top. Inside it has strawberry sorbet, lime meringue with raspberries, marshmallows and cream. If you’re not sure, order both to share. Read More »

Food, Lifestyle, London

Win a £300 Skincare Hamper With Tula & QVC Beauty

TULA Skincare Giveaway

It’s January and everyone seems to be on a health kick and hitting the gym, eating healthy and some of us are even doing Dry January. However if all of the above isn’t for you, myself included, then why not look after yourself this January by starting with your skin.

TULA skincare is the perfect way to start a new year and with a new outlook on your skin. Does your skin look tired, dry, have redness, just generally not playing ball? Well it could all be down to the lifestyle you lead. TULA skincare was created by Dr Raj and she uses the science that probiotics not only in your body, but applied topically can benefit your skin. She combines ingredients like Vitamin A (retinol) and Vitamin C with probiotics for healthy skin. Read More »

Beauty, Face, Skincare

5 Things To Know Before You Visit Paris

Paris View

Last weekend I made a short trip to Paris to catch the Dior exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs before it ended on the Sunday. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen some of the exhibition on my stories, which you can still view on my highlighted stories. It was totally worth it, the exhibition was beautiful and Danny and I had a great trip. Paris is really easy to get to from London and I have visited a few times – although each trip always feels too short.

I’ve decided to put together a quick guide to Paris, with some of my favourite places and restaurants as well as tips I’ve picked up to help you plan a trip to the French capital. Read More »

Paris, Travel

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2018 Ultra Violet

Pantone Colour Of The Year Ultra Violet

I am always interested in the Pantone Colour Of The Year and this year the colour of 2018 is Ultra Violet. It’s a nice transition from Greenery into Ultra Violet and I can see it working well with last years colour. So if you incorporated Greenery into your home this could easily work alongside.

Ultra Violet is a blue-based purple hue, slightly mystical and Pantone compare it to the night sky as well as references to music icons such as Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix. Ultra Violet also has a spiritual quality attached to mindfulness and meditation practices. I think it could be the perfect addition to a home this year.

I’ve picked out a few favourite interior pieces to introduce Ultra Violet into your home this year.

For more Ultra Violet inspiration, check out my Pinterest board. Read More »

Home & Interiors, Lifestyle

Where I Travelled In 2017

Lisbon Things To Do - Travel Blogger - Paula Holmes

Whether you are looking for inspiration or some insider tips on a travel destination for next year, I thought I’d take a look back and share with you where I travelled this year. I finally got to tick off some bucket list destinations like Los Angeles and Saint Lucia and also discovered a new European city that I totally fell in love with as much as my favourite Barcelona. I’ll start off in Barcelona which we travelled to last December, how has that been a year already!?

Barcelona

Danny and I headed to one of our favourite European cities for New Year. We stayed five nights over New Years, a few days before the big event and then a few days after to relax. As we were staying a little longer than a weekend, we decided to book an apartment in the city, which turned out really well and we were located very central and just a short walk to Las Ramblas and Casa Batlló (the Gaudi house). It was nice to feel at home in the city we now have visited frequently and have been to for the past three Januarys.

We celebrated New years Eve at Eclipse Bar at the W Hotel, which was a fun night and it was great to spend New Years Eve in a different city. Barcelona has of course great Spanish food, my favourite being Tapas 24 for the best tapas experience, but there is so much to see and do. Check out my top ten things to do in Barcelona. Read More »

Travel