Gift guide: under £50

Gift Guider: under £50

Christmas Day is three weeks away, decorations are being put up, mince pies being eaten (although not by me – dried fruit is the devil’s work), advent calendars are being opened, and present are being bought. Which brings me seamlessly to the second of my gift guides: £15 – £50. I like everything here, obviously, […]

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Winter is coming – how to stay warm

As someone who is almost always too cold or too hot (no, you can’t call me Goldilocks), winter is a tricky time to negotiate, especially when you work in an office with very old drafty windows and over-enthusiastic heating – it would be marvellous if they cancelled each other out but that would be too easy. So […]

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Review: Jo Loves Red Truffle 21

Jo Loves Red Truffle 21

I wrote about a few of my go-to winter fragrances a year or so ago and I still love all of them. However, my heart has gone to this dreamy scent from Jo Loves, and it’s been my favourite since my wedding (almost a year ago, unbelievably). If it looks like I haven’t used much of […]

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Gift guide: under £15

Gift guide: under £15

I generally dislike Christmas being everywhere until December but 2016 has been such a shitstorm that I thought I’d get started on gift guides earlier this year. I’ve always loved looking through gift lists, even if the items wouldn’t make it onto my personal wishlist – maybe it’s the magpie in me, that just likes […]

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The ultimate autumnal palette: Zoeva Cocoa Blend

One of the things that bloggers love most about Autumn – aside from the numerous photo ops. afforded by falling leaves, hot chocolates, and cute mittens – is the abundance of warm-toned eyeshadows that are suddenly everywhere. One of the best palettes for this time of year is the Zoeva Cocoa Blend – an oldie (in […]

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5 happy happenings #21

5 happy happenings #21

Autumn makes me so happy. Sometimes it seems that I’m this time of year’s version of Buddy the Elf – Autumn’s biggest cheerleader. I love the changing leaves, the cooler temperatures, the fact that it’s my birthday in October, and the abundance of hot chocolate. It’s also the time of year that work quietens down for […]

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Save, spend, splurge: night oils for autumn skin

Night oils for autumn skin

I’ve used facial oils for probably a decade now, and couldn’t be without them in my skincare routine. I’ve got quite a few, especially miniatures which always seem to make appearances in free gift bags, and tend to rotate them depending on how my skin feels. As the weather is rapidly approaching veritably chilly, I’ve turned […]

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Review: Pink Parcel monthly box

In the ever-growing world of subscription boxes, it’s always satisfying to find something a bit different. I’ve written about various lovely things to get through your letterbox here and here, and I’ve found another gem in Pink Parcel. It’s not the only monthly box that combines period supplies with treats, but it is one of […]

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Pyjamas to hunker down in

  Every year, when Autumn arrives, I tell myself that I’m going to clear out my as-soon-as-I-get-home nightwear collection and throw away all of the tatty old t-shirts with coffee stains and leggings with holes in the crotch, and replace them with crisp new sets of pristine pyjamas. It never happens. I end up still wearing my […]

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Etsy prints #3 – Naps

  We’ve had lipstick and coffee so I thought the third instalment of my Etsy series should be about another integral part of my life: naps. I bloody love a good nap; it might be because I don’t sleep very well at night, kept awake by a whirring brain, but I’m always able to drop off […]

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