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3 February 2016


Well, it's been a while.

So if any of you still have me in your blog feeds I just wanted to direct you over to my new site. 

I'm just playing around with design at the mo so bear with. 

Also, it's not going to be strictly beauty. There's going to be more personal posts and just life updates and basically an online diary for my own benefit. I've been going through some stuff lately and been putting changes in to place so it's documenting all that.
That's not to say there won't be beauty stuff... cos I still love a good lipstick!

Hope to see you over there! :)

24 March 2015


I haven't blogged for a couple of weeks and I know I always do this and then give the "oh, sorry I haven't blogged for a while" spiel. But this time feels different.
I don't enjoy blogging anymore.

I've been thinking constantly about this. I feel guilty for not posting anything but then I feel fake for forcing myself to write something. I have so many drafted posts on here that date back for months and months. They're all rubbish. It's like I feel I owe it to someone to write something when I don't.
This has always just been a hobby. Something to do when I get home and I did love it but I've fallen out of love and I know that I just don't want to continue with Laddered Tights.
I'm so grateful to everyone that has ever read any of my posts and left comments. I really appreciate it. It blows my brain a little bit that I have the views I've got on here. Especially considering I cannot write at all... (I know I can't. I don't pretend I can. Even this post is absolute pants..!)

I think as well with blogging, and beauty blogging in particular, it has gotten so huge in the last couple of years that it has all got incredibly repetitive and nothing is original anymore. I mean, there's only so many times you can read about the new Max Factor blush or then new Revlon lipstick. I find myself just scrolling past 90% of the posts on my Bloglovin feed because they're all the same.
Don't get me wrong, I still love reading blogs and I read my favourite ones each time there's a new post and I'm still completely obsessed with beauty and buying new products. But how many times can one do a Boots haul and still make it interesting?

Mainly though, I just don't feel in a good place. It's something I have never spoken about to anyone and I don't really plan to right now but I have struggled a lot for a very long time. Some days are worse than others.
When I first started blogging about 5 or so years back I was in a really bad place and blogging was a bit of escapism. Of course back then blogging wasn't as serious as it is now and people weren't making a living from it. 
Now it feels a bit empty and there is no escapism or anything for me with this.

I'm going to leave the blog online (unlike last time when I stupidly deleted everything...) You never know, one day I may want to try again. Or I may just want to use this corner of the Internet to vent and share things. But it is not going to be updated any time 
I just wanted to reiterate that I am so thankful to any one who has ever read my nonsense. Thank you so much. 
And sorry if this is disappointing for anyone, but hopefully understandable!


8 March 2015


I recently bought a new single eyeshadow from Maybelline. I don't usually buy singles as palette are more convenient but I was really drawn to their ColorShow Eyeshadow in 23 Copper Fizz. I'd been using it on it's own most of the time but I decided to pair it on top of a cream eyeshadow and I am obsessed with the look...

6 March 2015


How is March already?! I have no idea but it is time for a new monthly playlist and there's a couple of gems amongst this lot...

4 March 2015


I've noticed that Tesco, and in particular, their Home section seems to have had a revamp as of late. And it's looking mighty fine!
I'm a big candle lover. I love getting in bed in the evening with some candles lit and Netflix on the tv. I noticed a few new candle scents on the Home shelves in Tesco and one in particular really tickled my fancy...

1 March 2015


I've hit a "bloggers block" situation and I'm struggling to think of things to write about. I got myself a bit worked up about it so I thought, let's just go back to the trusty wishlist to kick start the ol' brain box.

ASOS is my absolute favourite place for clothes. Late last year I decided it was time I got myself an ASOS Premier account. If you don't know what that is then you pay £9.95 to cover 12 months and for that you get free next day and nominated delivery. Considering that most of the time, standard delivery is about £3/4, that is more than worth it if you order as much as I do. It's also proved to be a life saver when I've needed last minute birthday presents and emergency outfits. They even come on Sunday if you ordr in time on Saturday!
So, yeah... my ASOS saved list is always rather full as I try to tell myself I don't really need another striped top. (We all need more striped tops though, don't we?)

Here's what's currently on my ASOS saved list...

25 February 2015


The Oscar's took place on Sunday night and as is tradition in this corner of the Internet, here are my favourite looks from the night.

In regards to the awards themselves, I am super happy Eddie Redmayne won. The Theory of Everything is one of the best films I have seen recently. I sobbed... a lot.
Also, Patricia Arquette's speech was wonderful and you should go find it on YouTube if you haven't seen it.

I don't do these posts in any particular order but Emma Stone had the best dress, hands down. She wore Ellie Saab and I cannot stop looking at the beauty of her and the dress. I am obsessed.

22 February 2015


A few weeks ago I was reorganising the shelves in my bedroom and I posted a photo to Instagram and I'm really happy with how they look so I thought I'd share them with you.

I only have a very small bedroom so I have to find ways to fit everything in so it doesn't look overcrowded and make my room seem even smaller. Last year I redecorated and the walls were painted magnolia to brighten it up and I got a new bed with no bottom headboard which has also opened up the space.
One problem I do have is that I am a hoarder. There, I said it.

I hate throwing anything away. I'm one of those "but just what if one day I need this despite never having used it in the past 5 years?!" kind of people. I have got better. Ish. In the past I used to keep all the tags from clothes and I had a draw full of those buttons they put on the seam tag.