The Statement Jacket (Is Chanely Even A Word?)

I love this jacket from LK Bennett. It’s very chic, very Parisian, very…Chanely. Could Chanely be a word? Maybe it would make more sense with a hyphen in it, like Chanel-y. I mean to say, of course, that the jacket has more than a touch of Chanel about it – the boxy shape that sits so…

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Do You Really Need An Eye Cream? The Car Wash Analogy

There’s an ongoing argument about eye creams in the beauty world; some believe them to be utterly pointless and instead of making the separate investment simply use their existing facial serum and moisturiser right up to and around the eye area. Others (me included) like to use a separate cream and wholeheartedly advocate it. I…

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An Interiors Tizz and Two Helping Hands

All of this house-styling stuff, this current obsession with Instagram-perfect interiors, it’s driving me to distraction! I’m just so torn. On the one hand, I want to put some effort into doing up my house – I want to make it lovely and I want to do it justice. It’s rather handsome and grand and…

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My Infertility Story

I was reading through some old diaries the other week (actually looking for some photos of my Dad, but that’s another matter) and I started to read through a few of my entries. I used to keep a daily journal – it was part of the preparation for my Masters degree – and I so…

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Foundation Review: Clinique Even Better Glow

Whilst I continue my epic deliberation over whether I like or dislike Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Weightless Foundation (even after eight weeks I simply can’t make up my mind) I’m going to turn my hand to reviewing face bases that are total no-brainers. The ones I’ve loved instantly, the ones that have a clear advantage when it…

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The Scarlet Hotel: 2 Days Off Grid

Ah, two days Off Grid. And I know that I’m grossly misusing the term “off grid” here, but it sounds exciting and dramatic and you all know how I love a bit of over-dramatisation. What I mean to say, really, is 2 Days Away on Holiday, but online reviews of The Scarlet Hotel promised patchy WiFi…

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5 Most Used Beauty Products: March 2018

Ah, another delve into the secret world of my echoey bathroom for the Five Most Used products of last month. I bet you’ve been waiting for this one, haven’t you? Who doesn’t want a video of me with crazy frizz-hair, filmed from the top of a wonky tripod, with one half of my face in shadow and the…

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Giveaway: The Josh Wood Hair Makeover

I know, I know – two giveaways in the space of a week! Ambassador, you are really spoiling us. If you’re in the UK (sorry to all other readers, it’s a boring legal restriction) then you can be in with the chance of overhauling your face (with the amazing Alpha-H Liquid Gold set, giveaway here) and…

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