My January nails edit

January Nails edit

I’ve heard so many people complain about the fact that people are still wearing dark polishes and ‘surely it’s time for Spring colours now?’ Have you looked out of the window? It couldn’t look less Spring-like if it tried. It’s dreary, rainy, bloody cold, and frankly, I feel about as ready for pastel nails as […]

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Best of Beauty – 2016 favourites

Best of Beauty - 2016 Favourites

I was in two minds about whether to do a favourites post for 2016, but I like reading them and, frankly, it’s useful for me to really think about what I’ve loved the most; it’s easy to get caught up in the desire to try everything new and it’s good to gather together the things […]

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Skincare for cold winter nights

Skincare for cold winter nights

My skin doesn’t know what is going on at the moment. One day it’s -2°C and bright sunshine, the next it’s 13° with torrential rain (#FFS); the shops don’t seem to notice that there’s no need to the heating to be on full blast all the time, but my office window doesn’t fully close so it’s […]

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Gift guide: £50 and up

Luxury gift guide: £50 and up

My final gift guide is all about the ‘luxury’ items. Everyone has a different concept of what ‘luxury’ means: there are luxury bloggers/vloggers who wouldn’t dream of featuring a bag that costs less than £600, whereas other people would baulk at spending £50 on a candle – in my opinion,  both of these views are fine, […]

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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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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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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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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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Affordable berry lip shades for Autumn

Affordable berry lip shades for Autumn from the drugstore

It’s that time of the year again, where makeup turns from corally-pink tones and glossy lips to warmer reds and berries, and more matte finishes. Berry shades really suit my colouring so I’m always glad when Autumn rolls around (see also: my birthday being in October; crunchy leaves; hot chocolate; boots; chunky jumpers; scarves). There are […]

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