February fashion and beauty wish list

Feb fashion & beauty wish list

I don’t know about anyone else but January has felt like a seriously long month. What with the frankly appalling state of politics at the moment (on both sides of the Pond, let alone further afield), work-stress, not feeling brilliant, and possibly doing slightly too much online shopping to metaphorically drown my sorrows, December’s pay day […]

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Review: Samaya Ayurvedic Pitta Anti-Ageing cream

Review: Samaya Ayurvedic Pitta Anti-Ageing Cream

I mentioned the Samaya Anti-Ageing Cream* in my post about my winter evening skincare and I thought I’d write a proper review, now that I’ve been using it for a good couple of months. As I mentioned then, Samaya is a relatively new, all-natural, brand based on Ayurvedic principles, using “finest authentic elements of Ayurveda, marrying […]

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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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