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A Touch of Taste

Things have been pretty quiet on The Gem Word lately and that’s because I’ve been re-evaluating the direction I want my blog to do in. While I love beauty and lifestyle content, it is the food side of my blog that brings me the most joy. I’ve decided to make a leap into a self-hosted […]

What I’ve Been Watching on Netflix | April 21

My time spent on Netflix hasn’t been quite as much this month because I bought Disney+ after much deliberation, so I’ve been spending a lot of time re-watching old school Disney Channel and thoroughly enjoying. I have ticked a few things off my list and a few things I’m very excited to talk about. The […]

Quick, Easy and Healthy Lunch Ideas

When you’re busy, quick, healthy and filling lunches can be so difficult and sometimes half of the problem isn’t lack of time, but lack of inspiration. Since I’m been working from home, I eat differently than I did when I was in the office. Rather than not eating until lunchtime, I now eat around 10.30 […]

Dairy Free – Pure Heavenly Chocolate Review

When I decided to cut dairy from my diet, I had a fair few moments of panic realising I would be saying goodbye to some of my favourite foods – cheese, cake, ice cream but most of all, chocolate. A self-confessed addict, a day doesn’t pass that I don’t have at least a nibble of […]

Why I Went Dairy-Free | April 2021

I was always aware of the link between what you put into your body, and your overall health. I knew I shouldn’t eat too much fat or sugar, I knew I should eat a wide range of fruits and vegetables and encorporate a balanced, variety of foods into my diet. I knew I should drink […]

New Additions To My Skincare Routine | April 21

With April, comes the first hint that the dark, bleak winter has gone and we’re now heading into warmer, longer days. I tend to change my skincare routine depending on the season, and the condition of my skin. I’ve added a fair few products into my routine lately and I thought I’d share. Simple Protect […]

My April Goals | April 21

This year, I’ve found it helpful to set myself goals at the start of each month to keep myself on track rather than big resolutions. I find it easier to break things into chunks, with shorter periods. The weather is getting warmer, things are looking up but the turn of 2020 into 2021 feels like […]

Spring Home Decor Pieces Under £35

We’ve all been spending much more time in our home spaces in the last twelve months but the same scene day in, day out can get a bit repetitive, plus since I’ve not been accessorising my wardrobe, I’ve been focusing on on accessorising my space with the seasons. I like a neutral, grey palette where […]

Bondi Sands Pure Review | March 21

I mentioned in my buying beauty products online post about my love of Influenster and their VoxBox campaigns where you can test products in exchange for posting a review. I was selected for the Bondi Sands Pure collection VoxBox campaign and was sent the three products in the range to try. Just to disclaim, it’s […]

What I’ve Been Watching on Netflix | March 21

Since the country has been grounded for the third time, ‘what have you been watching?’ seems to come up in conversation with the limited human interaction we are allowed. Whether you’re bored, need to unwind or just escape for a while, it’s hard to imagine a world when Netflix wasn’t a thing. Bridgerton I finally […]

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