About Me

I started this blog to shine a light on things I love that can be bought, from beauty products to wonderful facials, great reads and adventures abroad, as well a few random thoughts and the odd rave about the city of Tucson that I’m lucky to call my home.

You may have spotted the Oscar Hammerstein quote floating around here that reads:

“I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn’t write anything without hope in it.”

I’ve always liked the sentiment and have returned to these words many times when ugliness has crept into my own life; it seems to me that plenty of words are thrown around pertaining to the darker aspects of life and my hope for my place on the internet is to mix all the advice, interviews and streams of consciousness with as much light and joy as I can.

While you’re here, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for reading and encourage you to subscribe/follow/comment/let me know what you like and don’t like (preferably more of the former, pretty please).


As well as doing the whole content thing simply because I like a ramble, I also write posts in partnership with selected brands. If you’re a PR or brand looking for a little spotlight, please do get in touch. I also offer freelance consultancy services, as well as editing/guest writing press releases and articles for others.

I mentioned make-up so I’m going to put that out there too as I’m excessively fond of the old face paint and wield a brush with confidence so give me a shout if you’d like to discuss.

All opinions are my own. While I receive some samples, trips and experiences as part of my job as a freelance journalist, my opinion is swayed by neither price tags (or lack thereof) nor designer labels – I only recommend what I like. Equally, what works for me may not do it for you. If you are prone to flare ups, always read the label and test on a small patch of skin, which is a good practice to get into anyway. If you’re travelling somewhere, weigh up the pros and cons beforehand. You know this already, fully-fledged adults that you are…

Finally, some outgoing links on this site are affiliate, meaning that if you click on them and make a purchase, I take a (tiny) portion of the money spent. This is by no means a huge money spinner, but every little helps.

The  main areas I work in are beauty, fashion, celebrity & music. After working on various makeup counters & for different brands I decided to take the plunge and move to Tucson to pursue my dream of becoming a freelance makeup artist.