3 of the best…shower gels

Our shower broke last weekend, which means that I’ve been shivering in a bath with 3 cm of water, washing my hair with a bowl for a week. Thankfully Aromatherapy Associates’ Revive Morning Bath Oil was on hand to keep me awake and to stop me falling asleep and knocking myself out on the taps. I’ve missed my morning […]

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Jamsmith: jam through the post.

Everyone loves getting exciting post, especially when most of the things that come through the letterbox these days are bills and pizza delivery fliers. I love that there are now lots of different companies offering subscriptions to monthly treats, from coffee to stationery, flowers to beauty. And then there’s jam. The Jamsmith Jam Club was actually one […]

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J by Jonathan Ward

I love a good scented candle, especially those which faintly scent the room even when unlit, but they can often be prohibitively expensive. It would be great to be able to regularly spend £40 on Diptyque beauties but it isn’t going to happen, so I was happy to see that Jonathan Ward has a diffusion […]

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3 of the best…hand creams

I get really dry hands in winter – all those changes in temperature and time spent in gloves makes them tight and uncomfortable, and reading a lot doesn’t help as paper is seriously dehydrating. I have lots of hand creams (at least one in  each handbag, two of my desk, a couple on my bedside […]

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Aromatherapy Associates Bath Oils

When asked if I’m a bath or shower person, I always choose the latter – when you’ve lived in as many places with rubbish water pressure as I have, you come to appreciate the fact that showers are approx. 1400 times quicker than running a bath. Also, I have quite dry skin and although I […]

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Anorak’s Amazing Kissing Animals

I love Anorak’s products – one of their kissing rabbit cushions has pride of place on our sofa and we have a kissing stag tin jacked up on coffee. They have a brilliant sale on at the moment – here are my top picks. Despite it being January, I’m already thinking about picnics, which would almost […]

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3 of the Best…Hot Chocolates

It’s no secret that one of my favourite things about winter is hot chocolate and it will also come as no surprise to those who know me that I’m really really quite fussy about it. I try not to drink it very often so when I do I need to be rich and velvety, like […]

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Winter nails – Essie Lady Godiva

I used to be convinced that my fingers were too stumpy to get away with bright or dark colours on my nails so they looked on in envy as my toenails enjoyed myriad colours. One day I said sod it and they got all excited, dreaming of greens and blues and oranges, only to find […]

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Dino-love

I’ve loved dinosaurs since my friends and I scared ourselves senseless watching Jurassic Park for my 10th birthday (the doorbell rang during the scene in the kitchen – there was screaming), and am always on the look out for a good dino accessories that aren’t for 4 year old boys. These tiny dinosaur earrings seem […]

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