Current favourites #1

Current-favourites

End of year favourites posts are the only ones I’ve ever done, but I thought it would be good to introduce some a little more regularly. It’s primarily to stop my Happy Happenings becoming all about products, rather than feelings and experiences; it’s fine for things to make one happy, obviously, but I’d like to […]

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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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New year, new homeware

New year, new homeware

I feel as if people are split into two categories in January: those who are still in mourning for their Christmas tree and tinsel, and those who are eagerly embracing the joys of a new year. (I might actually fall into a third category, those who want to just go back to bed until it […]

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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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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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