The Luna/Lola Wear Anywhere Dress

I feel as though I’m bombarding you with dresses at the moment, but the sales are still on and every time I buy something good it immediately sells out. And I thought that I was getting in there early with these Luna and Lola dresses from Whistles, but they’ve just gone into the sale as well! I…

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Bum Bum Cream and the Over-Fragranced Time Capsule

I inadvertently opened up what can only be described as a “beauty time capsule” the other day and was almost knocked sideways by the smell that came out of it. I was looking for some bikini hair removal cream (as you do, once a year if you’re me – it’s wedding anniversary time!) and stumbled…

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Just Call Me Emmanuelle…

There’s not a lot to say about this gorgeous All Saints dress other than the fact that I love it so much I bought it twice. Actually I bought it once, sent it back because I thought I wouldn’t get any wear out of it, looked over the photos on this page again and then…

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Anthelios XL: The Default Sunscreen

The recent prolonged spate of hot weather has given me a good chance to do some proper sunscreen testing. I’ve tested matte ones, mineral ones, budget ones and ones that require a second mortgage; moisturising sunscreens, apply-once sunscreens and mists that are perfect for a top-up. Read Sunscreen Reviews… And how can I possibly tell…

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Heatwave Dresses and the Georgian Fridge

I interrupt what was going to be a stream of beauty and skincare posts (I’ve been testing affordable sunscreens, watch this space) to talk about the current heatwave. Also the scarcity of heatwave-appropriate dresses and – perhaps most importantly – the fact that my house is basically a Georgian refrigerator. I feel as though I…

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What’s In My Makeup Bag: Summer 2018

The title of this video should really be What’s In My Makeup Bags, plural, not Bag, singular, because – at last count – I have four different versions on the go. The first one (my special edition Swag Bag with Scamp & Dude – all profits go to my chosen charity, the Genesis Research Trust) is in…

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Sunday Tittle Tattle: You Had One Job…

I have something to add to the other week’s rant about bathroom fittings that aren’t fit for purpose – something that winds me up no end. And that is (drum roll please): hot and cold taps that have been put on the wrong way around. So the cold tap, marked “C”, runs hot and the hot…

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Sex Burns and Sanitary Towels: Exercise with Crilly

I did some exercise yesterday and thus ended the fitness dry spell I’ve been enjoying for well over half a decade. I can account for around three years of that dry spell (pregnancy, new baby, pregnancy, new baby) but I’m not quite sure what I was doing for the years at either end. I think…

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