The Winter Home Edit

Winter Home Edit - UK Lifestyle Blog The LDN Diaries

When it comes to Winter, I am all for nights in. So I like to make sure our flat, which definitely has the cosy vibe going for it already, has all the right things to make it perfect for snuggling up watching Netflix, with plenty treats of course. I’m thinking a hot chocolate and a big bag of sweet’n’salty popcorn, a must. Ok now I’m just dribbling so let’s move on.

I wanted to share with you some cosy homeware pieces I picked up recently after my visit to The Bentall Centre. The shopping centre is based in Kingston and is about a twenty-five minute train ride from London Waterloo and not too far from Hampton Court Palace. Sometimes it’s nice to escape the dreaded hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and have everything under one roof. I was pleasantly surprised by the choice of shops, a great mix of fashion, beauty and home and Bentalls itself is a massive department store, with everything you could need. Read More »

Home & Interiors, Lifestyle

Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

Body Shop Mens Set - Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

Buying for men isn’t as easy as buying boxers and socks, men are becoming increasingly picky for what they really want for Christmas, whether it’s the latest tech gadgets and gizmos, grooming products or drink.

I’m sharing my top gift ideas for men this Christmas and for even more inspiration, head over to Pinterest.

If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for her, remember to check out Paula’s guide. Read More »

Lifestyle, Mens Lifestyle

Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

Christmas feels like it’s came round very quickly and even earlier than previous years. With the beauty advent calendars appearing in September, Christmas lights popping up across town and now the Christmas adverts are on TV, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents right?

With under 6 weeks left to go, here are some of my favourite gift ideas for her. Whether it’s a sister, a girlfriend or a best friend, these beauty and fashion ideas should go down well this Christmas Day.

For more gift ideas check out my gifts for her board on Pinterest. Read More »

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle

6 Beauty Tips & Tricks To Try Now

Smith & Cult Fall 2017

Before I started blogging, I probably couldn’t have even guessed how much I would have learnt about beauty along the way. Not only that but with beauty advice so readily available from beauty gurus across YouTube, I have definitely picked up my fair share of tips and tricks.

Therefore I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learnt and regularly use, so that you can too.

1. How To Choose Your Correct Foundation Undertone

This is something I only learnt recently and it’s been an absolute game changer. There are so many foundations out there and they come in warm, neutral and cool, but how do you know which you are? Turn your wrist over and take a look at the vein colours. If your veins are more purple and blue and you also look better in silver jewellery rather than gold, then you are most likely to be cool undertones. A warm undertone you will find your wrists appear more yellow/gold or peachy and you suit gold jewellery over silver. And if like me your are more neutral your veins will be a mix of green, purple and blue and suit both gold and silver jewellery. It’s a great guide in helping start to choose your foundation colour, especially if buying online. Read More »

Beauty, Make-Up

ASOS Advent Calendar Giveaway

Want to get your hands on the ASOS Advent Calendar?

To say thankyou for hitting 5k on YouTube and for all the support on my channel, I am giving away over on my YouTube Channel the SOLD OUT ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar.

I wanted to give something back for all the amazing comments and support recently and of course do a little Christmas giveaway for hitting my subscriber count. I want one of you to enjoy a beauty advent calendar this year and so I hope you really like the prize. Read More »

Beauty, Videos

How To Accessorise This Autumn

Zara Red Sweater Dress & Duo Bots Empress Boots - London Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger

Autumn has got to be my favourite season for fashion. In Winter everything is covered up by a big coat, Summer its just too hot to be fashionable and Spring, well I like Spring a lot, but Autumn is most definitely my favourite. It’s that sort of weather here in London at the moment, where you can throw on a jumper without a coat, still have a bare leg and most importantly let your accessories do all the talking.

In Autumn I’m all about the accessories and I have a three minimum rule. So I’ll try to work with just three like I am here with a bag, jewellery and over the knee boots. Then if I decided to swap in a hat I’ll maybe ditch the necklace and vice versa. It’s not a strict rule, but I try not to put too many together. Read More »