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    Our Winter Skincare Saviours: Clinique and La Mer

    February 19, 2018

    In the winter of 2008, I told my parents that I wanted to become a Beauty Editor. Home from university, I was sat on my bed in tears – the complete works of 18th Century German philosophers surrounding me. After weeks inside a library – nothing but the words of Nietzsche and Kant for company – I was a woman on the edge, desperate to read anything other than critiques of reason (a phrase I’m yet to fully understand). Most…

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  • My Journey To [enjoying] Full-Time Blogging

    Over the past few months I’ve witnessed an epidemic; a baby boom that’s swept through my close circle of friends. Like the pied piper of newborns, I’ve stepped up to the role of the-unrelated-aunt…

    February 15, 2018
  • What Travel Means To Us

    Life changing moments: how many have you had? These transformative events – these life-defining instances – can come in an assortment of shapes and sizes. Some are phone calls: “you’ve got the job! When…

    January 25, 2018
  • A Year of Fossil Firsts

    As I sit writing this blog post,  a cold wind wrapping around my ankles every time the door to my local café opens, an increasing sense of worry creeps in. November crept up fast…

    December 5, 2017
  • Small Rituals for a Positive Morning

    “What was your very first thought when you woke up?” I was 8-years-old and sat on the classroom floor – the wiry, blue carpet poking through my wool tights. It made my legs itch.…

    August 9, 2017
  • Imposter Syndrome: the tale of a fraudulent blogger

    A hand extends across the table: “Hi there, I’m Richard – Chairman of the tourism board and tonight’s host”. He shakes my hand firmly; the sort of handshake that suggests this is a man…

    June 26, 2017
  • Celebrating National Tea Day with Twinings

    Resting under the shade of a tea bush one afternoon in 2737 BCE, Emperor Shennong, of China, instructed his servants to prepare his drinking water. Shennong, ahead of his time, liked his water boiled…

    April 27, 2017
  • Is this the real reason bloggers have anxiety?

    A few months ago, a short, satirical piece was published in The Sunday Times, titled: ‘24 Hours with a Beauty Blogger’. An easy shot. I’ve lost count of the number of articles I’ve seen…

    February 10, 2017
  • Big news for 2017

    Just to get this out the way before I start: no, I’m not pregnant, Mum. OK, let’s begin. Cast your mind back to July 2014, when Twins That Travel was a newborn Instagram account,…

    November 16, 2016
  • The Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards 2016

    Sat quietly in the back of our taxi, we wound our way through the streets of central London. As the rain poured outside, people rushed past each other, taking it in turns to raise…

    November 6, 2016