Filming abroad and getting fit for my new project

Hi everyone!!!!

Hurray it’s the weekend!

So, recently I have been working away on a new project. I really can’t say very much about it to you I’m afraid – only that I filmed abroad and it is set in ancient times (hence the location and what I am wearing!).



As soon as I can tell you more I will, but I have really enjoyed it :-)


While filming away I did have quite a lot of downtime which is a little unusual for me as I am usually just dashing about from A to B (and typically always running late too pahahaha!)

Therefore, because the TV didn’t have any English channels, AND I stupidly forgot to pack my computer, and also the weather was rubbish (didn’t stop raining), I decided to go to the gym and crank up my training.

Typical workout
I normally do a cardio warm up, whether that’s a run or bike for 15mins then I go straight into weights.
I always try and change my training routine so I don’t get bored, and I do that by following fitness pages on the Internet, and fitness and health blogs on Instagram, and they always motivate me to try different things.

Mixing training up and some good tunes to zone me out really do help with my motivation too. At the moment I’m listening to some old R n B mixes and a lot of tunes that remind me of this summer. Anything uplifting really!
I also need to be as physically fit as I can for my new project with the BBC – Our Girl. My character is an British Army medic, so would be very healthy and fit…

I will step up training soon and will be starting circuit training in the next few weeks (I’m dreading this hahahahaah).
So, one session I will do a leg and core day which includes (after a warm up of lunges and muscle stretches) -squats with a bar, box squats where you jump on a high box straight into a squat, leg raises and lunges, I try and keep the weight quite heavy so I feel like I’m struggling on the 8th rep!

I always finish off my training with a variety of ab exercises mainly using a Swiss ball.

Then the next day I concentrate on training my arms back and core again. This will typically consist of a mixture of bicep curls and tricep dips and push ups!

The killer exercise for me is a pull up, oh my god – they are SO tough… I am getting stronger the more I train but I can only do a couple at best… My goal is to be able to do at least 5 by the end of next month! …remind me to update you how many I can do by Oct 31st… Eeeek!

I tend to train in a crop top or t shirt and leggings. I mostly wear either Nike or Lipsy London sportswear, but I have my eye on these pieces from a newish company that specialise in womenswear –


Love the cross back detail on this vest top.
And these capris…

I also love the Stellasport for Adidas range. Stella McCartney has been collaborating with Adidas for years… These leggings are super funky.



These are on sale on the Very website at the mo!
I have trained myself the past couple of years now and it’s something I have a love hate relationship with!
I still hate the thought of going to the gym , and before this trip away I hadn’t been for a good few weeks… but once I leave the gym I feel good, especially if I have managed a heavier weight or done half more of a pull up than I did the week before.

Children in Need
I have supported Children In Need for the past couple of years now, it’s an honour to be part of a fantastic cause…

Everyone can purchase a t shirt that has been designed by British fashion designer Giles Deacon. For more information please go to

What’s in my make-up bag?

As you know, I’m a big fan of Benefit cosmetics and have used Benetint and Posytint for years, but I used lashings of Benetint and this fab Elizabeth Ardern lipstick on the filming project I have been working on, as the character I played wouldn’t wear any make-up.

So these clever products gave me a subtle and sheer coverage that you can hardly see…

Tres natural!!!! Perfect for hot holidays too …
Before I sign off I must say how excited I am to be seeing one of my best friends Robyn very soon.
She is about to have her second child (in about 4 weeks or so) so a group of us are getting together for her baby shower!
Until next week.
All my love,
Michelle xxx

Fashion picks, more Friends and date night in London

This week has been a very busy week for me, I’ve been here, there and everywhere…

As I said last week, I went to the Friends Fest which was in Brick Lane in London.


I still can’t get over the I met Gunther! What a lovely man he was…
It was Friends‘ 21st birthday and they brought out a massive cake with all the Friends memorabilia adorned all over it!

Last week was London Fashion Week, I loved going to the last one, however due to filming commitments I could only go to one event this season, and it was at the very start – The Cosmo Fash Fest!

It was a really good night where a really diverse mix of high street stores combine together, to celebrate fashion on the British high street.

Laura Whitmore hosted it, looking as fashionable as ever, wearing a simple black leather dress and a black blazer over her shoulders.

Connor Maynard performed and got everyone on their feet dancing… I wore a black lace mesh dress from Maje, I LOVE their futuristic designs and fabrics…

It’s one of those dresses I can wear again and again. Here are a couple more pieces from Maje I have my eye on – you can buy it online or it is stocked in Selfridges too –
This Wool Cape coat is super smart and will last many years…

I also love this two tone bi material dress with a silk top.

I have been looking at lots of the coverage from Fashion Week. Julien Macdonald’s collection looked amazing and I spotted his tweet stating that tropical colours will be huge for AW16. Noted Julien!

Later in the week, Mark and I went on a special date night as a couple of days later I had to leave the UK for a new TV project. I am actually away as I type this very blog!

We ended up going to Sushi Samba which has to be one of my fave restaurants… I know I have mentioned it before to you all, but I really do love it there.

We had green bean tempura with a truffle mayo dip, then a selection of sushi.


For dessert we had Mochi which is a signature Japanese dessert, they’re like rice shells filled with different flavoured ice cream and are so tasty.

We sat next to the window and enjoyed the views of London, and finished off our evening with a few of their signature cocktails. Gorgeous evening!

I decided to wear one of my fave all time pieces from my Lipsy collections – it’s a black jumpsuit, sexy and classy – I think it was from the second collection so I don’t think you can get it anymore…

Fashion picks
I’ve had a scour of the high street, and these are a few of my best picks for this season…
This two piece Coral suit, with boot legged trousers from Topshop for £105.

I think the design of this dress definitely took inspiration from Julian MacDonald… £98 from Lavish Alice.

Love this long sleeved dress from ASOS, I think it would look gorgeous with boots for the winter…

Unfortunately I am filming away at the moment so I haven’t seen the Corrie live but I was glued to Twitter whenever possible in between filming and can’t wait to watch it all when I am home. I know how hard everyone works in Weatherfield. From all the reviews and comments online it sounds as though it was a huge success so well done to all the cast, crew and production.

Rosh and Tom
Finally I want to say a very special congratulations to my friend Roisin Moir who has got engaged to her boyfriend Tom, while on holiday in Jamaica! Soooooo Happy for you both :-)

Hope you’re all having wonderful weekends everyone!

Until next week,
Lots of love
Michelle xxx

Celebrating Jessica’s 30th

Hey everyone!!!!

Hope you have had a great week. I have had a real mixed bag really… lots of meetings in London about my new role for a drama series with the BBC, research etc… all of which has been very interesting.

I have also had a couple of great nights out – firstly it was my lovely sister in law – Jessica’s 30th Birthday in London – at the very swanky Park Plaza Hotel.

The theme was ‘Hollywood Glam’ so all the girls got super dressed up – including me!

I got a big sexy blow dry and wore one of my favourite evening dresses from my new range at Lipsy, which is a lovely light gold and black – and it is full length – but sheer from the knee down.

I felt fantastic in my dress and got loads of compliments about the dress during the night.


Myself and my friend Helen, who is wearing one of my creations.

I also got to catch up with my friend Brooke Vincent who had made good pals with Jessica at my hen do earlier in the year in Dubai. The night was a ball!


This is the colour I wore on my nails – tres glam!


So on the Monday after the big party – I decided to have a a bit of time to replenish my skin, not only on my face but body too….

I went for a facial and some skin advice – with Nichola Joss, who is one of the beauty industry’s most revered skin care expert.


She used Sanctuary Spa products and used the form of massaging oil into your face and advises her clients to do a little every day.

unnamed6My skin felt amazing afterwards so thank you so much for looking after me Nichola. The best thing about Sanctuary is that the products smell very expensive and luxurious, but are totally affordable and you can buy them in so many places – most of the products are between £8-£15 and you can get them in Boots! They also do travel sized products if you want to have a pamper on your holiday :-)

unnamed7I was in desperate need of some new brushes since I had my hair extensions taken out – as I am trying to learn how to give myself a really good blow dry. I am not too bad at the hair at the front its all my hair around the back of my hair that I struggle getting smooth and bouncy.

Also I will honest and admit I don’t always have the patience!

Beauty Works have developed these great ‘Boar Bristle Professional Blow Dry Brushes’ and sent me some – so I thought I would try them out.


The best bit about these brushes is that they don’t slip or move out of your hand as they have a really sturdy handle. I blasted my hair with the Windle and Moodie foundation Spray and some Kevin Murphy Thickening Lotion and this really helps add ‘oooomph’ into my hair while blasting it with the hair-dryer.

The brushes definitely helped improve on my usual home blow dry so I reckon they are worth an investment! For more info go to:

I also was invited to go to a ‘Friends’ event to celebrate the show’s 21st birthday! This is by far one of my favourite all time TV shows – so I said yes in an instant! I will tell you more about it in my next blog – here is a bit of a sneak peak from the set.

Look at this CAKE!!!!


It was SO much fun having a nosey about and oh yes I event got to meet the one and only GUNTHER!

My make-up product of the week has got to be this loose powder from Laura Mercier.


It de-shines your skin and leaves it less greasy after you finish your make up and makes your skin look flawless. A little goes a long way though so don’t try and use too much otherwise your skin can look a bit dull!

I haven’t really been shopping much, but I did pick up this great Duster coat from good old TopShop.

Now – a duster coat is not the most warm of outer garments, but it can really finish an outfit off and does look pretty cool.

They are great for the Summer to Autumn transition when you want to wear a light coat. I really like this one and I think I have worn it to death this week.

I have also got my eyes on this one by Lavish Alice – love the tie detail and the blue grey colour. Oh and this one is pretty cool too with the open shoulders – Their website is here:


This one from Boohoo is really nice too and i love the colour – it’s on sale on their website now.


I am hot footing it to another meeting before I go away to do some filming for a few days – will let you know ASAP about my Friends trip – it was too much to fit into this blog!

Until next week

Love from

Michelle xxx

Make-up tips, goodbye extensions, and the TV Choice Awards

It’s been all go this week, as ever!

Firstly, on Monday, I was very honoured to win a Designer’s award for my collections with Lipsy, I want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted, it really means a lot.

I’m so happy that people love the collections as much as I do. I have loved working with the brand and coming up with wearable collections that I am proud of.

We launched another one this week – it was shot back in the Summer out in glorious South Africa but the clothing is very much Autumn/Winter. Here is a link….

So this week I’ve had my extensions taken out and gone au natural, it felt so good the first time my hair got washed and was able to give my scalp a good old scrub…

I always have a break in between extensions because this gives your hair and the follicles time to breathe. I tend to have them out for a good few months…

I will still use clip-ins if I am wanting a bit more length or volume for shoots or a big night out, and Beauty Works do some fantastic ones with the clips already sewn in place – these are the ones I tend to use:


My hairdressers in London did a luxurious treatment on my hair afterwards using Philip Kingsley products: moisture balancing shampoo and conditioner, it made my hair feel so soft and look really conditioned!




I also went to the TV Choice Awards this week representing the BBC1 drama series I was part of – Ordinary Lies.


(Those glasses are not all mine by the way!)

Unfortunately we didn’t win but it was fantastic to be nominated. I had such a great night, I bumped into all my old friends from Corrie, it was like a proper reunion…


I was over the moon when I saw Hayley Tamaddon and new girl Faye Brooks BOTH wearing my Lipsy dresses from my collection, it was very surreal and I felt very chuffed….Thanks ladies, you looked fab!


A lot of people have been asking me about the make-up I was wearing that night…


My friend and make artist Krystal (@kyrstal-iammakeup on Instagram and her website is did it for me very last min, she’s based in Essex – here is a bit of a run down for you !

The key products she used are :

Estée Lauder Cosmic eye shadow paint as an eyeliner, this went under my eye top and bottom…


Bobbi Brown Rose Sugar lip gloss is one of my fave colours and I kept it in my bag all night to re-apply when needed.


Backstage lashes ‘Chelsea’ – I really rate these lashes, reasonable priced and…They look natural but add subtle thickness and length.


Autumn is definitely upon us now…. I do love this time of year for fashion. I don’t love the weather so much but it means we can get the knee high boots out of the spare cupboard and dust off our favourite statement, snuggly coats.


I went for a meal with my friend Helen and my sister in-law Jess this week while I was down south , and I wanted to dress quite casual ( but warm as it was a bit colllldddddd!) , so I wore my chunky Bardot knit jumper from my Lipsy collection, and I had so many compliments from it… We’re also making it in a jade green colour too can’t wait to wear that one either!

Until next week,


Michelle xxx

Party weekend in Ibiza

Lipsy London headed over to the Spanish island of Ibiza last week to host the infamous Ocean Club Spray party, and Mark was booked to DJ for part of the day’s festivities.

We came to the same event last year and had an absolute ball, so were really looking forward to coming back. Ibiza, you didn’t disappoint!

It was so busy on the island as it was bank holiday weekend. The bigger ‘super clubs’ were absolutely packed, the atmosphere was amazing, a real party spirit!


We were joined by a group of our friends, mostly from Essex, and we stayed at the Beach Star Hotel in San Antonio while we were there.

It was our 1st time staying at this hotel, it’s in a good location – it was so stylish and chic exactly what you think of when you think of an Ibiza hotel!





Throughout the day we just relaxed round the pool while a DJ played chilled house music.

I managed to go for a bit of a mooch around the shops, and picked up this nice green top and shorts from one of the boutiques.


(this is me with my lovely friend Helen)

We went to dinner on the Friday, and then to Pacha which just gets better and better every time I go.

Here’s a picture of me on my way out for food. This is from my new collection with Lipsy, I love this cocktail dress!


On the Saturday we went for drinks, but I had to go back to the hotel early because I had a photoshoot with Lipsy for my next collection early the following day (it’s most flattering to shoot in very early morning or evening light!) so I had an early one, while the rest of the gang headed to Space…

I have to say, I love Ibiza, it has such a good vibe, the nightlife is insane, and the weather’s perfect! The fashion in Ibiza is very laid back and on most of our nights out, the girls wore flip-flops which is sooooo much easier than heels!



One of the best restaurants we went to while we were out there was ‘Bambuddha’.

I’ve never been to this restaurant before, but I’m a massive Thai food  and Sushi lover and this restaurant was amazing!



Bambuddha is located on the San Juan Road and is one the most famous and best-loved Ibiza restaurants. Eating in Bambudda is an experience in itself, the food was so tasty and I loved the Asian decor it was half open air and even had Asian style roofing! Beautifully designed…

The website is



On the Sunday after my photoshoot was the big party. It was SO much fun, we had our own big booth right behind the DJ box and there were these amazing ladies doing acrobatic moves on silks above our heads…!


I wore a cute and casual two piece from the main Lipsy collection, I love the small pom poms on the bottom of the shorts..


And then later changed into a black tassel bandeau and long skirt from AX Paris (I can’t remember the exact price, but it was about £20!), and teamed it with a large brimmed sun hat from Whistles and finished the look off with lots of gold body glitter down one arm for added effect!





My product of the week has got to be this ‘body gloss’ by Palmers. it’s a-mazzzzzing. I used it on the shoot, and after sunbathing, to hydrate and moisturise my skin, plus it leaves a lovely sheen to your skin, which reflects the light without looking oily…



It is such value for money and smells fab too.

I also love my ‘Sunbeam’ by good old Benefit! Great for mixing with a tinted foundation or just using on your delecotage and cheeks as a highlighter on a holiday night out.


We all had a fantastic trip and were REALLY feeling it when we made our way back to London!

Until next week,

Lots of love

Michelle xxx

Mini trip to Spain, the monkeys in Gibraltar and my latest beauty must-haves

Happy BANK HOLIDAY weekend everyone!

So… it’s the last long weekend of the year… I am heading off to the white island of Ibiza for a weekend of work and play with Lipsy London…

We are going to Ocean Club on the Sunday for a fun pool party and I am doing a photoshoot over there too. I cant wait! Some of my friends are meeting me there too so it will be a weekend to remember I am sure …


Anyway, to recap on what has been going on… Last week Mark and I went Spain for 2 days because Mark’s cousin Elliott was opening his new restaurant called Olivia’s in La Cala De Mijas, it’s a gorgeous restaurant and the launch had a great atmosphere. Well done Elliott! For more info go to:


During this mini trip, we went to Gibraltar for the day, to visit some of my family who still live there.


Mark’s never been so I really enjoyed showing him round, I showed him where my Grandma used to live when she was growing up, then we went up The Rock!



Untitled-5This picture makes me laugh!

It was so funny because half way up out of nowhere you are greeted with monkeys who are just walking around pinching food off tourists, they pinch anything they get their hands on, ice creams, crisps, juice cartons, and they get away with it because they’re so cheeky!



Untitled-7So cute!

For the opening of Olivia’s I wore this very cute I Miss Selfridges co-ord set. It’s quite simple in design why I added a coloured lip to finish look off.


I wore a Kiko lip precision lip pencil, it prolongs the wear of any lip color. Applying lip liner before your lipstick or lip gloss helps prevent the color from bleeding or feathering (which I hate) –making it a dream for dark lipstick lovers like myself.


Then filled it in with a GOSH lipstick called… Divine. And it is! I love this colour and the lipstick is really reasonably priced at around a fiver.



Products of the week

Metallic body jewellery transfers


I’ve been sent these fab metallic body jewellery transfers to try out so I will definitely be using them over in Ibiza . You can get them from TopShop and Asos but these are sold in Harrods and there are some gorgeous patterns and styles to try out.


Go to to see all the different options of designs. They last for up to 5 days too!

Body Balm


I’m taking the fantastic Benefit “Bathina” to Ibiza with me… It smells soooo good!!! A body balm that you put on your legs and arms it leaves your skin looking silky and smooth!


This lasts for ages too and gives your skin a very subtle sheen.

Body scrubs


Orgins Incredible Spreadable

One of my favourite all time scrubs – it smells amazing and really leaves your skin feeling smooth and fresh. I apply with a mit, scrub in circular motions and then rinse off. If you love the smell of Ginger then use the Origins Ginger Cloud body balm lotion afterwards. you smell like a gingerbread woman!


Origins Clear Improvement Detoxifying Charcoal Scrub

This scrub contains sea salts and brown sugar to exfoliate your dead skin away. It is a thick black cream so looks a little odd but it really does the trick! I have been using this for my pre Ibiza preparation.

Face scrubs


Soap and Glory “The greatest scrub of all”

The more you scrub, the more you smooth (this scrub is like a DIY microdermabrasion). It is formulated to leave even the most exhausted face looking clear and fresh.

I’m also loving …

My new Autumn jacket… From Zara… £79.99


I love this key piece, perfect if you want to jazz up a plain outfit… I wear it with jeans and a T-shirt.

There’s lots of jackets around at the moment going into Autumn like this, they’re an essential for an autumn wardrobe and this one will last for years.i love all the embroidery and detail..

Hope you all have a fantastic Bank Holiday,

Lots of love from

Michelle xxx

Start spreading the news…. NYC trip

Happy Friday everyone!

Who is off to V Festival this weekend? I love V!

I usually go to the Weston Park site but I can’t make it this year as I am going to a friends for a bit of a get together.

The weather doesn’t look great for Staffordshire, so make sure you pack a good coat or mac and a hat !

I know my friends Brooke Vincent and Katie McGlynn are going, so if you see them – give them a holla :-)


Anywayyyy, the last part of my US trip was a few days spent in the city that never sleeps – NEW YORK!


I have been there once before but it was only for a few days so I was very much looking forward to going back and experiencing this amazing place once again.

The first day we got there we just walked around, like tourists.


We went in SAKS, and also took a trip to the top of the Rockefeller centre…wow!


That evening we went to a sushi restaurant in the ultra trendy Meat Packing district… I’m a massive fan of Japanese food, we had sushi, rock shrimp, black cod and a few cheeky cocktails…


The next day we grabbed food from a local café and had a picnic right in the middle of Central Park… It was so lovely to sit outside in the sunshine and look out to the New York skylines…


The weather was beautiful too, really sunny!


michelle-ny8That evening we went STK which is a restaurant and bar in down town New York, there’s one in London, but New York one was the original!


It was such a cool vibe in there, while some people were eating their dinners others were dancing on the dance floor! I wore my gold Morgan skirt which I wore it with my ASOS boobtube body.


To finish off this look I used my LYDC black and gold clutch bag.


While I was out there I treated myself to a silk bright pink Michael Kors dress… It went perfectly with my gold strappy heels from River Island, and looked great for dinner and drinks with Mark.


We had an incredible trip – it’s nice to be back in the UK but we loved every minute of our American adventure!

I picked up some very cool Anastasia Beverley Hills products while I was in the US – including this gorgeous palette called the Shadow Couture World Traveller.

It is a limited-edition, eye shadow kit. Twelve shades—ranging from a neutral peach to a vibrant blue with finishes include matte, satin, and metallic and you can apply them to your eyes – wet or dry.


I also got this Pro Pencil for your eyebrows. It is a full-coverage pencil that effectively conceals brow hairs that are growing in and helps create a clean, defined arch. The multi-tasking pencil can also be used over lids as a shadow primer, or around the lips to perfect colour.


I don’t think you can buy the brand in this country but you can get it online at:

I have been giving my face a bit of TLC as I think my skin was looking a bit dry and dull – probably after all the flying over the last few weeks. I have got a load of great products from the good old Body Shop I will be trying for you all.

It’s been a few years since I used any of their products but I think they are really good value for money and they have a huge range to cater for all tastes. I tried these the other night – The Vitamin E Serum Oil for your face and the Vit C Powder mix -and so far so good ! I think my pores look a bit more refined and my skin feels taut and smoother.


The smell of the powder mix is quite strong but thats not off putting. I think these are really worth trying out if your face needs some TLC.

I have also been using one of my favourite masks – Drink Up by Origins.

This is great after lots of travelling – it contains Algae Extracts which give your skin lots of hydration…

Anyway, I need to dash I have loads to do before the weekend,

Have a good one !

Until next week

Michelle xxx

Trip to The Hamptons and my latest beauty must-haves

Hi everyone, and a happy Friday to youuuu!


So, after our trip to LA, Mark and I flew to NYC – because we were invited to stay at his uncle’s house at The Hamptons.


The Hamptons, are a group of villages in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, which are south of Long Island, New York. It’s about a two and a half hour drive from New York City.


It’s one of the most affluent areas of America to live and as soon as we arrived I could see why. The weather was gorgeous, and the towns are so peaceful and pretty.

It’s one of THE destinations for Americans to go on ‘vacation’, one of my favourite Sex and the City episodes when the girls got the Hampton Jitney (a bus) to the Hamptons for a holiday.

Plus Gossip Girl and the Kardashians have all filmed up there. It’s a very relaxing and friendly place.


We spent most of our days there on the beach playing with Mark’s younger cousins or in his uncle’s back garden.


Every morning we borrowed some bikes and did a 5km bike round the village (basically for a nosey at some of the huge houses here!)


I feel like after the pace of LA, this was the perfect wind-down week.


This is the Hamptons fairground – so much fun and check out that sunset too!

We have spent the last few days in The Big Apple but I am saving this for the next blog!

While I have been chilling out I have been catching up on my beauty reviews for you all and I have a few to share.

First of all The Big O

The ‘O’ range is by Cloud 9. if you haven’t heard of them before – they are a high end hair tools company – best known for their wands.

On a shoot a while ago, a hairdresser used an O on my hair. I was really impressed.

It is basically heated rollers which are designed to deliver vibrant volume and bounce to your hair in just seconds.

Cloud Nine have basically done their own take on the heated roller- to give you hair that looks like you have just had a blow dry.

The rollers heat up in your hair and not in your hand.

The Velcro rollers heat up in less that four seconds. The easy in, easy out rollers are kind on your hair, and as they are heated from the inside, they are kind on your fingers too!


When I have used heated rollers before I have burnt my fingers, so I am loving this! The O gives serious bounce and is so handy because it is very easy to use and takes next to no time.

You can get the O from Amazon, or the website

The whole kit is £160 which yes , is a lot – so either one for the Christmas present list – or justify it in your head by working out how much money you will save for not going to a hair salon!

Contour Cosmetics

This palette is a godsend to all who love a bit of contouring ( like myself!)


I took mine out with me to America. What is great about this product, is that it has 6 cream shades in one palette – so that im not fumbling around for different coloured powders or creams. The shades suit all skin tones ( for contouring)

The only drawback is that it only fits in a standard handbag – there’s no chance of getting it in an evening clutch! The palette comes with good quality brushes and a ‘how to apply’ guide. Well worth investing in – you can buy it from:

Again, it’s not on the cheap side – as the kit with brushes is £70 but as one palette with a certain very cool cosmetics firm beginning with ‘M’ is around £20 then I think its value for money. You can get the contouring set on its own for around £38.


I have been on a lot of flights and I find my skin and lips get very dry and dehydrated. Even with short haul flights. I think it’s the chang in weather, the cabin pressure and the air con. Anyway, to combat that I don’t drink any alcohol on flights, and instead just stick to water.

I also carry some miniature sized products to slather on my skin so that it doesn’t get too dry. I really love the ‘Creme d’Elegance Repairateur’ by Kiehls.


This cream is for very dry skin, leaving even the most moisture-depleted, parched skin, soft and smooth. It doesn’t feel oily either which can feel quite grubby when you are on a flight.

I also love the L’Occitane Vanilla Lip Balm and their Cherry Blossom Hand cream.


I never used to bother with my hands but I try and carry this around with me when ever I am traveling. Both products are small enough to put in your hand luggage.

Before I go, just letting you know that my new Lipsy Love Michelle Autumn Winter range has just been released.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to send me pictures of you wearing the pieces on Twitter – @michkeegan !


Next week’s blog will be all about the Big Apple, we did rather a lot of sightseeing and even enjoyed a picnic in Central Park, can’t wait to share this with you all ..!

Until next week,

All my love

Michelle xxx

A sun-soaked trip to the City of Angels

Sorry I am late with my blog for you all this week, but I am on a time difference and have been soooooo busy… Mark and I decided to take some time off together,  so we headed across the pond to The US of A!We are actually in New York now, but for the last 5/6 days we were in California… We loved LA soooo much!! The lifestyle and everything about it is just incredible.Michelle1
There’s a few reasons why we are here but mainly because I have never been to LA and have always wanted to go, and also because we have both been invited over for meetings around work.
We happened to both have some time off and thought we should make the most of it.
Mark has family in NY so we decided to split the trip into two and catch up with them – more about that next week – this week is all about La La Land!
Soooo, firstly… Here’s a couple of my outfits for these meetings. Day 1, I wore my Zara shoes, Topshop skirt, and Lipsy Love Michelle top!
50s skirts are very on trend. I loved wearing this one, they are very flattering and feminine, the sky blue colour suits all skin tones too.
This is the outfit I wore for meetings day number 2.
The cute tea dress is from Topshop, perfect for a day looks with flats, but also an evening going out look just changed to heels.
Not everyone always likes stripes – but I think this dress is very summery… I’m wearing it with my fave white pearl anklet from The shoes are Aldo, bag is Topshop and my sunglasses are Michael Kors.
Products I’m loving at the moment:
I’m using Cetaphil at the min for a quality and quick to use moisturiser… It’s so quick to apply, it absorbs right into your skin without feeling sticky and greasy that you can get with some body moisturisers – which means you can get dressed straight away.
If I’m not in a hurry to go out then this velvety and rich body cream by L’occitane “Balm De Velours” is really good too, but it does take a while to sink into your skin so it’s one for when you’re going to bed ladies!
Summer fragrances need to be fresh and light. I love citrus ones at the moment especially this one – also by L’Occitane “Clos De Verveine”. It reminds me of lemon orchards and flower gardens. Totally gorgeous!
I’m also loving stacked rings… STILL!
Hand bling which instantly makes an outfit look cool! Yes I know I have worn them for a while but I think stacked rings are very ‘me’…
I always mix and match which ones I have… I get a lot of mine from H&M and Freedom just because you get more for your money. I also mix silver and gold. A few years ago it was a big no no but now i think it’s cool to mix it up a bit…
These are from Freedom at Topshop:
And this cool set is
I have to say that my ‘LA’ experience made me think I was in a film at times – jumping from cab to cab going from meeting to meeting… We also got to eat at some amazing restaurants. We were in one and John Legend and his wife were there and then Sly Stallone walked in. Amazing place for people watching…
We made sure we had one day for sightseeing and shopping. Mark found this cool and healthy Greek yoghurt place  for a “good” treat…
However I went here for mine pahahahaha!
We walked down Rodeo Drive – one of the most famous roads in LA…
It featured in the film Pretty Woman (one of my fave all time films!)… The shops were incredible and the women were very glamorous, I even treated myself to a pair of gold boots from BCBG… Can’t wait to wear them in the autumn!
The fashion in LA is one extreme to the other, either the women are really dressed down in denim shorts, flip flops and shades with hardly a trace of make-up on, or they are very glamorous in their designer heeled shoes and handbag with a tailored dress and jacket!
I must say that there is a real importance to living a healthy lifestyle in LA, to keep up with everybody around you it seems like the gym and keeping fit is as natural as brushing your teeth in the morning…
You see people constantly walking around in gym outfits, trainers and a healthy smoothie in hand!
I’ve loved my time in LA, next week I’ll let you know all about the Big Apple!
All my love,
Michelle xxx

Hawaiian parties, fun times with friends and how to get beachy hair

Happy Friday everyone !

Hope you have all had a great week. I have been back to my home town of Manchester this week to catch up with my family and friends. It’s been lovely to be back up north, despite the mix of weather!

Last week was quite a fun and eventful one, My friend Beckie (who was my maid of honour at my wedding) came down to Essex on Friday with her partner Sam, and we took them to Sheesh in Chigwell.


Sam and Beckie both said they were craving the food since the wedding and it didn’t disappoint!! The good is just sooo good and always a favourite with our friends and family…

It’s pretty healthy too which is always good…well, the main courses are – but these puddings were definitely treats!


My brother Andrew came down too for the weekend as he is a teacher and now enjoying the 6 week summer holiday…! We were joined by Mark’s mate Freddie!

As the weather was nice, I kept it casual and wore my jeans, with a Lipsy Bardot black fringed top from my new Autumn Winter Lipsy range, and I finished the look off with a classic tailored black blazer from Zara.


unnamed4We all had a lovely night – but decided to have an early-ish one to keep ourselves fresh for the following day!

Mark and I also decided to throw a garden party at our house for all our friends, and because it’s Summer we decided to go with a Hawaiian theme.


Mahiki which is a Hawaiian themed nightclub in London and Dubai.


Mark and I have been going for years to both clubs, we love the atmosphere and their cocktails, and now the brand have started doing ‘Mahiki at home.’


This is where where Mahiki pop up’s travel to someone’s house or party and offer a little bit of paradise at lots of cool events.


Mahiki at Home offers the most exclusive hospitality package, we had bar staff who made the BEST home-made cocktails, DJ’s who took over the music in the evening, the whole garden got turned into a Hawaiian paradise. Look at the attention to detail!


Shots got brought out on surf boards, people were drinking out of coconuts and pineapples.


Not only that we also got the sunshine (we really didn’t know what we would have done if it had rained… its not quite the same having a cocktail out of a coconut, while sat on your settee is it ?!!)


It was a perfect day and party.

We had all of Mark’s mates there and a few of my mates travelled down from Manchester, everyone said it was the best Summer party they’ve ever been to!

The following day I can safely say , the house was a bit of a mess, but we all mucked in to clean up.

Sea Spray

Because it’s Summer I very rarely blow dry or style my hair just because the humidity changes it anyway. So I’ve been using lots of this cult product: Bumble N Bumble Sea Spray…


To use I spray it through my damp or dry hair; let dry naturally or blast my hair with a cool hair-dryer, with my head upside down. The less you touch it, the longer it will hold.


It just gives you a sun-dried, beachy look style and it’s sooo easy. You can get it anywhere, it’s on sale at Boots for £21.50.

There’s lots of variety on the market all varied in price. Here’s some more sea salt sprays!


I can’t wait to try this ‘super shot’ drink. It’s the only one on the market that contains 3 anti-ageing ingredients, antioxidants and vitamins.


All you have to do is drink one once a day for glowing skin, healthy hair and stronger nails.

Available at Holland & Barratt or online

I have heard good things about it, so will let you know how I get on!

I’m back to the South now for more meetings and auditions.

Until next week,

Lots of love

Michelle xxx

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