As soon as we arrived in Japan three years ago, we were already talking about our next visit. We both just fell in love with everything about it. And at the start of 2018, we got to go back for three incredible weeks. There were a few things that were different about this holiday (we had more confidence in speaking Japanese, we visited fewer typically touristy areas, etc) but the biggest change for me was my diet. Since I last visited I’ve become a lot stricter with what I eat and when I mentioned this on Instagram, lots of people asked me how I survived a holiday in Japan with food intolerances. Ask and you shall receive!

Can you survive a holiday in Japan with food intolerances? Tips and advice on the blog...

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Whenever I talk about my rosacea on social media I am guaranteed to get questions about make up. I post photos of my bare face (like this one) next to photos of me in full make up (like this one) and people sometimes can’t marry the two in their minds. So I wanted to share my tips for a flawless base even when you have a far-from-flawless face!

Tips for a flawless base - primers suitable for sensitive skin, rosacea

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It barely feels like a week has passed since my last Skincare Shake Up… how on earth did January last for three years but February disappeared in the blink of an eye? Are you ready to hear all about the skincare I used and loved/loathed this month? Get comfy and let’s go!

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Serum - a great basic serum suitable for sensitive skin

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Today I went outside and – for the first time in about two weeks – I didn’t feel like my extremities were going to fall off. It’s a miracle! I’m so ready for spring, but until we get there I’m still embracing the cool tones and colours of winter. So I’ve picked out my Essie favourites for winter/spring – the three colours I go back to time and again to help me through that awkward bit between the dramatic vampy winter shades and the fresh pastels of spring.

My favourite essie polishes for winter/spring

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At the beginning of the year we spent three weeks in Japan and it was flipping glorious. I have so many blog posts planned to share my tips and experiences but the most pressing for me was the ones focusing on beauty… mainly because I can’t use the products until I’ve photographed them! So let’s kick off proceedings with a post all about my repurchased Japanese beauty products.

Japan Repurchased Beauty: the products I couldn't wait to rebuy. What make up and skincare to buy in Japan.

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