Hello WordPress.com Readers

Hello WordPress.com Readers

Hello if you don’t follow me on social media you’ve probably been wondering where I’ve been. During August I moved my blog hosting, had a break for the month and started posting again at the beginning of September, however there was a big ol problem and wordpress wasn’t picking up on my posts, essentially I was a bug in their system and they had to do some custom work to get me showing up again. So I thought I would do a mini catch up for you and share some posts that you may have missed!

Hitting the Restart Button – Read Here

So this was the biggie of the month, my blog relaunch and details about why I was quiet during August, essentially I quit my job of 4 years as it was making me miserable and I changed jobs to be an eCommerce manager for my parent’s rose business! I’ve had a bit of a strange month – they’ve been on holiday for most of it, and I’ve been making use of the last days of sunshine and summer by taking a lot of new product photos in fields (hey, look there’s one at the top of this post!). It’s been really nice actually and I feel very removed from the stresses of my old job, I visited the office I used to work at after lunch with an old colleague this week and I felt like an alien!

The Cosy Club – Cocktail Making & Tapas

I was treated to visit one of my favourite places to dine, The Cosy Club, to try my hand at cocktail making and enjoy a selection of their tapas dishes.

I took my ex-colleague Sian and we had a lovely night together, this would be really fun to do as hen party, girls night or birthday.

Read it here




Pixi Glow Collection

I’m sure that you all know by now I’m a massive fan of Pixi and love getting to grips with their products and giving them thorough road tests.

This is the line that’s expanded from the ever popular glow tonic, Glycolic acid based, this was a treat to put to the test and I’ve finished up a few of the products already!

Look out for the post of the vitamin C range in October, I’ve nearly finished trialling everything.

Read all about glycolic goodness here



Topshop Makeup is back with a bang

Very.co.uk kindly sent me a parcel of the recently refreshed Topshop Makeup, I had everything to try from base product to the finishing chameleon glosses.

I’ve been really impressed with what I’ve tried in the short amount of time I had it and gave you a run down on what I thought so far and three different looks using the products.

Topshop me up




Favourite Podcasts 2019

I posted a Favourite podcasts post when I first started getting into them in 2019, but after many have come and go in that time I’ve found myself having to seek out replacements, and in that time also developing a love of true crime.

I caught you up on what my faves are to listen to now, and also asked for recommendations of what you love are too, as I’m always in the market for something new!

Gimme the ear entertainment



Beauty Pie Haul

Ping, item back in stock.

*gets purse out*

*Places order*.

Ooh, what did you buy






Six Beauty Products That I Love But Want to Finish UpSix Products I Love, But Want to Finish Up

I picked out some products from my collection that I’m going to be concentrating on trying to finish up during the autumn and into winter. They’re all products that I love, but have a shelf life, close to the end, of I don’t want to see wasted. So I’m trying my best to finish these up so they’ll be in an empties post soon!

Read it





Secret Scent Boxes

I was sent a couple of secret scent boxes, one whilst I was away, so I caught you up on August’s box as well as introducing you to September’s as it came through the door!







And that’s it – I hope you take the time to read and enjoy a couple of the posts you might have missed.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.


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  1. September 20, 2019 / 2:20 pm

    I had heard from Joyce that you went down the self-hosting route actually!

    I hope your new chapter in your career treats you well. Sometimes you just have to do what’s best for you and your happiness. It sounds cliche but what’s the point in doing something that makes you miserable – life is just too short for that.

    I am liking the new layout and everything!

    • rachael
      September 21, 2019 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you, not quite finished with the layout yet, but it’s nearly there – if I’d waited until it was finished to launch it, it would have never have gone live!

      Yes absolutely – I feel so far removed from the things that were making me miserable now I know it was 100% the right decision.

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