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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Merry Christmas from the Mouse House

Just a quick one to say I hope that everyone has a very happy Christmas, whatever you’re doing and wherever you’re doing it. Mr Mouse and I are at Chez Parents in France, hoping that Marple won’t have destroyed the house and savaged her cat-sitter by the time we get home… Here’s a pointer on exactly […]

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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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Five happy happenings #22

Five Happy Happenings #22

It’s 10pm and I’m curled up on the sofa with wine, clutching my hot water bottle like Kate Winslet clung to that sea-tossed door. I know how to rock a Saturday. Here are five happy things from the past couple of weeks, before Feminax and blankets became necessary: It was our first wedding anniversary last week. […]

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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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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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