COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination: Miracle or Sceptical?

Apart from Coronavirus, vaccinations are next thing on everyone’s minds. But will you even get it? One year ago, our lives remained untouched. We could go, see and do what we wanted, when we wanted. Freedom, in its entirety. We couldn’t begin to imagine, how our world’s would be turned upside down, and the way […]

Antonia Dale

One Secret Step to Tame Frizzy Hair!

Clue: it’s natural, organic and saves you a trip to the shop. Still haven’t guessed? Put down your hair products! This step is vital to having a great hair day everyday – without adding any chemicals to your hair. It works immediately after the first wash, and the longer you can maintain this step in […]

Antonia Dale

The Girl on the Train

Pre-pandemic of course! Maskless and 2 metre who? What a time to remember! The freedom of hopping on a train without a care in the world seems like a delusional thought in 2021!

Do Dating Apps Really Work?

Are you one swipe away from finding your one true love? Let’s find out! Valentine’s is round the corner and dating apps are booming with singletons looking for love. Finding romance nowadays is hard enough, but throw COVID and a pandemic into the mix and boom you’ve got yourself Bridget Jones on steroids. How are […]

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Official Poster

The Queen’s Gambit – Review!

Chess. Or is there more to this drama? Guess what? I thought this was just gonna be another quarantine show to binge watch. A show to think nothing more or less about. Nonchalant at its very best. An overly hyped show. But was I wrong? HELL YES! I mean, there’s a reason why it’s Netflix’s […]

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Let’s Quarantine Together… Then What?!

The dilemma this generation is going through. But is it rational? The pandemic has been the cause for many relationships falling apart. Whether that’s because it’s highlighted pre-existing issues, or whether you looked at your other half one day and thought, “Lord almighty, what was I thinking?!”. Throw co-habiting into the mix, can spell disaster! […]

Antonia Dale

NARS Guayaquil Eyeshadow – Review!

Bronze eyeshadows have my name written all over it. But will I love/hate the red undertone or the formula? I’m always on the search for new eyeshadows, especially bronze options; how many can a girl have? This specific eyeshadow online looked like quite a red fiery bronze, and that could either go well or make […]

Let’s Talk About 2021!

It’s the new year. New hopes, dreams, aspirations. To be allowed a smidge of freedom maybe? Let’s prioritise our new years resolutions… Hip Hip Hurray! 2021, eh? If you’ve made it here that’s enough to be grateful for. Let’s leave COVID back in 2020… Oh wait, WE CAN’T! I keep hearing and seeing so many […]

Merry Christmas To You and Yours!

It’s that time of year again! Could it have come any faster? Probably! This year, many have no option but to spend Christmas day alone. In England, we were initially told (early December), we could have 3 households mixing over 5 days (23rd – 27th December). That already seemed risky, but people were planning ahead, […]

Classic Holiday Glam – Antonia Dale | Beauty File

Classic Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial – Gold Eyes and Red Lips!

What other image pops into your head when you think of Christmas? No, not Grinch silly. The classic red lip with gold sparkly eyes, of course! You’ll be looking gift wrapped for the holidays! This look is perfect for the festive season. A universal look. Whether you choose to wear it for Christmas or special […]

Brown Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial

My Go-To Brown Smokey Eye: Makeup Tutorial!

If you’re a little hesitant going for a full black smokey eye, this is the push in the right direction you’ve always needed! One of the many reasons why I LOVE a brown smokey eye is because it’s sultry and it commands the room like any black smokey eye would. Plus it’s a little softer […]

Do You Love or Hate Driving?

For some, driving can be stressful and for others it can be the equivalent of doing yoga! I know, strange right? I feel like driving is one of the only things that clears my mind. I find other things work also, but nowhere near as much as driving, I think. It’s immensely therapeutic to me. […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s that time of year! Is acknowledging this year a must? What’s there to be thankful for? It’s more significant than you’d think… I’ve been hearing through the grapevine that some have chosen to not celebrate this year. Ignoring Thanksgiving 2020 as it’d seem wrong to celebrate. But that’s the entirely wrong mindset to have, […]

The Best Black Friday Sales – Beauty Edition!

The time has come! You can throw savings out the window! Beauty gifts at a fraction of the price? You’ve come to the right place! I admit, is it sad that I save the majority of my makeup purchases until the Black Friday sales? Of course the post-Christmas sales are a force to be reckoned […]


EXTRATERRESTRIAL – Nabla Secret Palette

A sensational green that packs a punch. No need for an extra eyeshadow topper. From the Nabla Secret Palette. ‘Rosemary’ is the beautiful, vivid green shade used to create this eye look! The secret palette has to be one of the most universal palettes ever! I don’t think there’s one shade I wouldn’t use. I’m […]

Foundation Shade Names: What Is A ‘Natural’ Skin Tone?

Foundation shade names may seem meaningless. But what’s behind the terminology? I found myself on the QVC website, and I saw an offer on makeup, so I couldn’t resist. So when I was looking for my shade, they only had limited shades as the “offer”only had certain shades included in the offer. Searching… Searching…. All […]

Before and After Treatment

The Acne Diaries – Part 3: My Miracle Cream!

This is the most important thing any acne sufferer wants to know. What worked and how do I get my hands on it?! I’ll have all the details below! Yes, those are before and after photos above, because of this incredible miracle cream! If you can’t see the difference, you need to go to Specsavers! […]

I’ve Passed My Practical Driving Test!

Now’s a time for celebration, and a warning that I’m officially allowed on the roads. Yes, yes – you heard that right! I can’t believe it. My first manual driving test – I passed! All the early mornings, late nights. The close shaves. Roundabouts. Stalling. Cars beeping me. Driving me off the road. Even one […]

Toni Tastes: Crab Cakes!

Call me ‘Toni the Taster’ from now on. These glorious bundles of joy will rock your world! I usually always have eggs royale for brunch. Unquestioned. Even the waiter knows my order off by heart I’m pretty sure. But this weekend, I felt like a change for once. Push the boat out as they say! […]

The Acne Diaries – Part 2: Treatment Options – What Worked For Me!

There are probably thousands of different ‘acne solutions’ on the market. But which actually work, and how to differentiate from the ones that just claim to be a ‘magical potion’ for acne? So, continuing from my last post in this series, in the doctor’s appointment she decided to start me on a course of retinoids. […]

Happy Friday!

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