How to make a Peach Mojito Mocktail

Peach Mojito Mocktail that’s actually good for your skin? Count me in! Here’s how to make to yummy peach mocktails… sharing optional x


1 peach, sliced
2 inch-long pieces of candied ginger, finely chopped
8-10 mint leaves
Juice of 3 limes
10-12 ice cubes
1 ginger beer


Divide the peach slices, chopped candied ginger, mint leaves, and lime juice between two tall glasses.
Use a muddler (or a spoon) to crush the peaches and mint to release the mint oils and juice from the peach.
Fill the glasses with ice cubes.
Pour chilled ginger beer over the ice until topped off.


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Sarah and her wedding at Penton Park

Today is Sarah’s wedding at very pretty wedding venue Penton Park.  I arrived this morning to a very chilled out bride, just hanging out in her gorgeous bridal suite.  Sarah doesn’t generally wear makeup day-to-day so she was a little nervous at her makeup trial, but after reassuring her and talking through bit by bit the look and how it all fits together in the end she was blissfully calm this morning.  As Sarah feels more comfortable in bear skin I kept her bridal design quite low key yet beautifully blended.

Giving Sarah a very pretty, subtle pink and peach toned eye – I then created more depth by adding deeper black tones along the lid which also served to disguise the false eyelash band.  Keeping the brows neatly soft and filled in I then moved onto creating a flawless base for Sarah, adding a dash of blusher and some shimmer to the cheeks/nose and forehead.  Sarah wanted a really light pink lipstick so I used MAC’s lipstick in Politely Pink x

Kitty and her local wedding at Elmers Court, Lymington…

What a perfect crisp, sunny day for a late summer wedding.  I’ve been looking forward to doing Kitty’s wedding makeup for ages as she’s possibly one of the nicest, warmest person I’ve ever met!  An absolute joy to work with, as her skin is so wonderfully clear.  Originally from Australia, Kitty was brought up with a routine of using sun screen everyday (as every child in Australia does) and boy has it played dividends in her complexion!  Kitty wanted a bridal design that was natural, yet completely photogenic – as most brides do.  So we came up with the idea of using soft browns, and highlighting (which Kitty loves)  I then used soft blusher in peaches, rather than pinks, and just added a little pink through the lips.

Kitty was over the moon with her bridal makeup, and yet it was still ‘her’ x


Peaches and Cream – a look into the current bridal trend for Spring/Summer

A couple of year ago bridal makeup was all about the 1950’s, that perfect winged eye and deep red pouting lips coupled with a very 1920’s flapper wedding dress that screamed tasteful vintage.  Then there were what I like to call the ‘Kate’ years, where brides were eager to copy the Duchess of Cambridge’s naturally understated look, with pinky cheeks and that lined eye top and bottom.

So what’s currently trending for brides this Spring and Summer?  Well it seems to be everything peach – peachy cheeks and lips with many favouring this shade to the usual pink as the softer hues work well for older and younger skin types.  And of course there is something very lemonade and sunny about peach shades.  My personal favourites are MAC’s blush in Peaches and MAC lipstick in Peachstock x