Meet Us in the Swag Bag Aisle…

If you were scrolling through Instagram this week, you may have noticed a bit of a commotion going on over some rather nice (very roomy) swag bags from brilliant clothing brand Scamp & Dude. I had always thought a swag bag was the sack that a comedy burglar carried, but apparently not: in this case…

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Lumiere Essentielle and The Two New Additions… | AD

Darphin have two brand new additions to their Lumiere Essentielle skincare range and they are absolutely gorgeous. Luxe-feeling, sweet-smelling and perfect for the summer months. There’s a micellar cleanser, light in texture but rich in beautiful essential oils, and a duo of masks that purify and then illuminate the skin in just ten minutes. I’m…

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The Strange Boring Subject Challenge

I have a new idea for a feature, borne (once again) from the comments section, which is often where I’ll go to if I need some inspiration and motivation. The feature is a regular post where you choose the subject, however random, and I write about it. A few hundred words – let’s say 500.…

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The Budget-Friendly Suit-All Simple Cleansing Oil

I picked up this not-insubstantial bottle of face-cleansing oil for two pounds. Two pounds! Granted, it was on offer (this was last year, I’ve never seen it as cheap since) but even at the full retail price of £6.99, it’s still quite the bargain. I’m not sure what to say about Simple’s Hydrating Cleansing Oil*…

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Life Update: Fibs, Bibs and Turning Off the AGA

Those of you who read The Uphill – the parenting and family blog I write “in my spare time” (haha) – will already be familiar with my life updates. I do one every single month without fail, always on the same day of the month, and I’ve been writing these little round-ups of my family news, baby…

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Improving on Perfection: l’Occitane’s Delightful Body Balm

Oh hallelujah! (I managed to spell hallelujah correctly the first time then, by the way, which is something of a miracle. Some words are just meant to be Googled – diarrhoea is one of them – and some words are destined to remain unspellable for your entire lifetime. Actually, diarrhoea is one of those too. Which…

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Who Needs a Bedside Table Anyway?

I am without a beside table. Have been for quite some time. In fact if you follow me on Instagram then you’ll remember this photo from weeks ago – it’s of one of my Ercol vintage kitchen chairs being used as a makeshift book-and-vase stand. Rather more attractive than the empty mattress box that was…

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Glycolic Peel Pads: The Thirty Day Challenge | AD

Most of you know that my love affair with acid exfoliants – in particular glycolic acid – is fairly long-standing. I like the ease with which an AHA exfoliant (for that is what it is, if you want the fancy name) slips into your skincare routine and I especially like the fast, visible results. The…

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