For National Mud Pack Day those baes at HQhair sent me this Pur Dirty Girl Mud Mask and it couldn't have arrived at a better time. I've been after a new face mask for a while, as the ones I've been using have been either a little too harsh or just not done anything at all, and no matter what sheet mask I try they seem to be breaking me out in spots. 

The Pur Mud Mask contains Salicylic Acid which is perfect for helping to clear up these pesky spots on my cheek. Not only that but the clay helps to clarify skin and leaves your complexion looking bright and clear with each use. Despite being a non-drying mask, it really feels like it's working when it's on as I found it went quite tight on my skin, but not in an uncomfortable way.  

After two uses my skin is already looking much better than with the other masks I've been messing about with since my Omorovicza Clay Mask ran out. 

What's your favourite cleansing and clearing face mask?


For years I've been dreaming of a website that will showcase the clothing on different body shapes. Don't get me wrong, the fashion world has come leaps and bonds in recent years, with campaigns now showing clothing in a range of sizes with much more diversity. However, being a rather bold pear shape often leaves me avoiding buying any clothing online as I simply can't predict how it will look when it's on. I know roughly what shapes to go for, but there's only so many A-line skirts and empire line dresses a person can own in 2016...

Boohoo have come up with quite a nice blogger campaign recently, which features a surprise dress from their website. They have sen the exact same 'Dress of the Month' to a variety of bloggers to see how different shapes, sizes and styles pull it off when it's not something they would usually go for.


I'll be the first to admit - a floral maxi dress in these colours is definitely not like anything I own, or would buy. So it was interesting to see how it actually looked on. Teaming it with a pair of ankle boots and a black hat made me feel like Florence and the Machine. And I'm not going to lie, I may have floated around the house singing (read; wailing) a few hits.A dress like this is kind of perfect for that Summer to Autumn transition where you're not quite sure what to wear for the weather as it is still light and cool but covers you up in all the right places.

I'm really interested to see what the dress looked like on others, so will be having a scout about the blogosphere to see! You can take a look at this dress and more over on Boohoo here.



Do you ever have a meal that you just can't stop thinking about for days after you've eaten it? That's exactly what I've been doing since visiting Pho in Manchester at the weekend. I literally cannot stop thinking about the amazing food we ate. It was truly delicious. Which is a total spoiler alert for this entire blog post really - I cannot fault anything about the food or service. I could leave it at that, but that'd be rude, so let me tell you a little more about what satisfied my belly so much when we visited. 


Fresh, Asian food is pretty much my favourite cuisine. Give me a Tom Kha soup over a burger any day (although burgers, if you're reading this don't take that to heart, I still love you lots xox). Tampopo has always been my favourite Asian Fusion restaurant, however, since a menu switch around I haven't visited for a while, as the selection just isn't as exciting as it once was. Pho has been on my radar for a while as a replacement for my noodley broth fix, so I was extra excited when we were invited down to review. 

For starters we went for some fruity based salads. Papaya salad is one of my favourite dishes, so when I spotted a selection of 'Gỏi' (which is the word for Salad in Vietnamese), we immediately went for the Mango and Banana blossom options. The Banana blossom salad had a spicy kick and was finished with the delicate fruitiness of star fruit scattered over the top, which the Mango salad didn't stray too far away from the classic papaya version I already know and love. At this point we're still not sure what part of the salad was actually the 'banana blossom' but the only thing we couldn't identify was the noodle-like strands throughout. We ordered these as starters not realising that they were actually meant to be mains, whoops! Regardless, we scoffed them down and came to the conclusion that the delciousness was worth feeling overly full for the remainder of the evening. 


For mains, we went for a 'Phở bò combo' and 'Cà-ri' served with a side of tangy lotus stems with green bean & sesame seeds. For those know in the know, Pho is the broth dish, which is served with a selection of herbs and spices to tailor the dish to your own tastes. On the table there is a variety of oils and sauces, alongside the fresh plate that is bought out with the big bowl! The combo bowl contained beef brisket, meatballs and steak providing deliciousness in every mouth full.

I opted for the Cà-ri as I just love any dish that is creamy, nutty and a little bit spicy. This was served with broken rice and was full of crunchy fresh vegetables and beef brisket. I cannot stop thinking about how taste-tastic this was. If I was to choose a dish to eat for the rest of my life this would totally be the one. 

The lotus stems in the side dish were interesting too and complimented both meals really well. They were crunchy but tender and tangy yet savoury, Like nothing I've really had before! I would like to say that when I go Pho again I'll be trying some other things on the menu, but to be honest I don't think I will have too because this meal was what my culinary dreams are made of. 



Overall, Pho was pretty bloody perfect. Service was amazing, with the waiter having an advanced knowledge of the menu inside, out. The food came out quickly, despite being a fairly busy Saturday evening and the entire menu was priced reasonably. Thank you Pho, I can't wait to come back and put more of your grub in to my mouth.



If you're desperate to be a fan of Benefit Porefessional Primer, but can't get on with the PVA glue-like texture, then you might want to check out the Hylamide Pore Delete. With a slightly runnier formula, which is easier to apply with fingertips, this white liquid ensure that oily areas of your skin are kept at bay. Not only that, but it also smooths out your complexion both on the ol' pore front and where you're concerned about pesky fine lines.

Don't get me wrong, the formula does still take a little work to get used to. The bottle reckons you should dab it on after a liquid foundation but before any powders, whereas I like to apply a thin layer before any make up as a primer base. If you apply your foundation with a sponge this works well, if you use a brush or your fingers you may need to practice a little bit.

For £18 it's a little cheaper than Porefessional, and the entire Hylamide range is full of problem > solution type products. Give it a little look over on Mankind. The range also has a 'foundation' in it, which is basically the NIOD Photography Fluid but more lightweight and a little bit cheaper.


Well, the crowd certainly has gone wild since the Kat Von D Make Up range landed in the UK hasn't it? And I must admit, I couldn't wait to have a gander myself. I've heard such good things about the foundation in particular, so if anyone has a review on that, link me below!

As I was browsing the many blog posts featuring the brand last week, I stumbled across one which caught my eye that was about these mini Kat Von D samples from Love Me Beauty. Love Me Beauty sometimes has some really nice things available, but I'll be honest, the concept of their site still confuses me a little. I managed to work it out to buy these little cuties though, and I'm really glad I did. 

For £10 (plus £3.95 p+p) you can buy 60 credits (or a months subscription, as it describes it on the website). When you sign up for this, you can use your credits to buy the sample sized products on the site. This time there was a selection from the Kat Von D range along with some skincare products which interested me very little in comparison! Straight away I bagged the coveted Ink Liner, Studded Lipstick and Liquid Lipstick so I could see what the fuss was all about. 

As soon as I swatched the lipstick, I was AMAZED that it had rainbow-like fine glitter running through it. I first thought it was just a bog-standard nude, but it soon turned out to be anything but. I've tried to take a picture with and without flash to showcase it's beauty, but it's simply not picking up as magically as it does in real life. And the shade name? Well, to suit the experience of the glitter discovery, they've named is 'Magick'....

I've yet to try the liquid lipstick and the liner, but if you are looking to try and true red lip shade then this looks like just the ticket. I'm just sharing them all now so you can grab them whilst they are still available from www.lovemebeauty.com!

If you do decide to give them a go, use my code TERRI171 and you'll get some extra credits added to your account for your next sneaky sample purchase.

I really hope the next Love Me Beauty wave of samples lives up to this little haul, as its such a good way to try some hyped up products!

Say 'Hello' to my new little kitten buddy Stevie. He joined Kitty and I at our home on Sunday and is possibly the scampiest little feline to ever grace our abode. He's been settling in well, although Kitty is finding it hard to adjust to not being just the only cat in the crib. As I type this, Kitty is hiding under the bed and Stevie is sitting waiting to pounce on my fingers as they press against the keys. He literally has no chill.



Even though Stevie hasn't been here long, he insisted on starring in his own vlog. You can watch him go in the video above. Here's some pictures too, so you can have the full experience of his cuteness right on your screen.