Spring shopping list

Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil Rose Lemonade text

Guess who’s back, back again? Mouse’s back, tell your…..yeah, ok, sorry. Definitely not cool enough to pull that intro off. It’s been quiet around here for the last couple of weeks – starting a new job is always hectic, especially when you’re in a new city, and I have to admit that most of my […]

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Springtime in a tub – Soapsmith Bloomsbury Bath Soak

Soapsmith Bloomsbury Bath Soak

It’s a tricky time of year: the seasons are finally changing – the blackbirds are singing again, I’ve seen my first blossoming tree, and there was actually sun for more than half an hour at a time yesterday – but it’s still cold enough to make a bath seem appealing. Soapsmith Bloomsbury Bath Soak is the ideal […]

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Summer pink picks

This might be the most girly collection of products that I’ve ever put together and there is almost no chance that I would wear pink on my eyes, cheeks, and lips at the same time, but a hint of pink is so pretty, especially when the sun is out. Starting with the eyes, the shadow pans […]

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Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Shadow in Nude Beach

The Sunset Pink collection from Bobbi Brown is really rather gorgeous. It’s inspired by the colours of the late afternoon sun in Telluride, Colorado, which Bobbi thinks make everyone look radiant and soft-lit – who doesn’t want to look like that all the time? There are three new Highlighting Powders, three Sheer Colour Cheek Tints, […]

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Travel skincare to keep my face freak-out free

I’m currently in Glasgow, having a couple of days pootling around whilst Mr Mouse is at a conference. I walked much further yesterday than I meant to, so moving is proving something of an issue today – it turns out that I do, in fact, have hamstrings. And I think they hate me. Less problematic […]

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5 happy happenings #16

 It’s been a funny ol’ couple of weeks – let’s just say that I’m really looking forward to the long weekend coming up in the UK… I have had some happy things, though: The smell of freshly-washed bedding dried outside. Finding the perfect, super-comfy, ‘weekend’ jeans. Suddenly seeing peonies everywhere* for the first time this year. The […]

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Cookbooks – four healthy(ish) gems

‘Healthy’ is such a controversial word nowadays, with the low-fat brigade fighting it out against those who think an avocado a day keeps the doctor away, watched by the passionate paleos and militant vegans and vocal 5:2ers, all of whom believe that their way of eating the most healthy – and most of us are […]

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Five happy happenings #15

We’ve just spend a week in a cottage by the sea in Aberdeenshire and I’m now suffering from severe post-holiday blues. Admittedly it rained/snowed/hailed/sleeted for almost the entire week but just occasionally the sun would come out and we could see the view above from our bedroom and everything felt better. I might do a […]

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The best brownies ever (maybe)

  I’m fussy to the point of violence quite particular about brownies, which will surprise no-one who knows me as, apparently, I can be rather fussy about most things. I don’t think I am – I just know what I like – but that’s beside the point. Until recently we’ve had a crap oven which […]

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Escentual flash sale picks

Escentual is one of my favourite online beauty shops – it has great brands, regular discounts, and, best of all, allow you to back-order items that are out of stock and still get the discount. They currently have 25% off everything until 23.59 Thursday 31 March, so I thought I’d put together a little ‘edit’ […]

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