Sometimes big revelations come in small packages. And that’s exactly the case with this wonderful little spiral of hair tie happiness – the Invisibobble.
Summer is upon us! And while the UK weather is more than a little hit and miss (we’ve got bright sun today, but rain forecast for tomorrow), those UV rays are still out in force. So if sun protection isn’t already part of your everyday beauty routine, now is the time to add it. Continue reading
I’ve had this fragrance in my possession for a while, but until today, it had remained un-spritzed. Probably because I already have my favourites – and new ones can be hard to love. That’s the funny thing about fragrance, not only is scent totally subjective, but the same scent can smell completely different on different people too. Which is why if you catch a whiff of something lovely on a friend, when you try it out, it can smell anything but. Continue reading
Over the years, my skincare regime has played out a little like a soap opera romance plot.
First kiss with Clean & Clear, a fling with Clinique, a casual romance with Environ and a long term relationship with Dermalogica. But finally, I think I’ve found true love, and where I least expected to – the aisles of Boots. Continue reading
I’ve always liked Burt’s Bees. Number 1 reason? I had a cat called Burt. He was wonderful. But I also love their brand story – it’s genuine. And while it might now be growing into a more corporate machine (still with a hearty commitment to their social responsibility), I love to imagine bearded Burt tending to his bees, content with the simplicity of it all.
Years ago, my sister bought be a Burt’s Bees lip balm (due to reason 1) and it really was lovely. So when I came upon the Lip Crayon, I was looking forward to trying it. Continue reading
I love food. It’s no secret.
And while wine, cheese and chocolate all make an appearance in my life, it’s the foods that make me feel good that have a starring role. So come Sunday evening, after what’s normally been a few days of indulgence and excess, I like to reset myself for the week with an at home facial, a leave-in conditioning hair treatment and a big healthy helping of foods that put me on the right track. Continue reading
Something about me that you might find surprising: I love crows. They are very cool birds with admirable intellect, and I think they carry themselves extremely well.
But while I think the birds are pretty bad ass, I don’t share the feeling for their wrinkle namesake – crows’ feet – which have started landing their way onto my (just) over 30 face. I lamented this unwelcome side effect of ageing in my post here. And resolved to do something about it, trying out eye creams to welcome me to the world of more ‘mature’ skincare. Continue reading