How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep.

I appreciate that this may not be quite the thing you want to read on a Monday morning, when you have a whole day ahead of you before you can climb into bed, so please do feel free to bookmark the page and come back later tonight! There’s nothing worse than reading about sleep or…

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Sunday Tittle Tattle

1) On Friday I finally made it to the Cire Trudon store on Chiltern Street in London. I have been meaning to pay it a proper visit for ages and it was definitely worth the wait. I challenge anyone to step inside and not want to buy up every candle going! It’s a quirky little treasure trove of amazing…

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My Updated Autumn Makeup Look

Here’s the Autumn makeup look from Monday’s video, shown in full. And yes I did revise it and remove the dark, harsh eyeliner! Although many of you actually really liked it (thank you for your kind words) I couldn’t quite get my head around it and so I re-filmed using shadow around the lashline for softer…

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Dior 1947: Vampy Nails with Good Girl Lips.

The perfect chic pairing – darkest nail polish with a vintaged, peachy-nude lipstick. If you don’t like to go too matchy-matchy with lips and nails, or you want an alternative to the usual “festive” makeup shades, then this little duo might just suit. It’s not actually sold as a duo, but when I attended a…

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This Year’s Cookbook.

Rick Stein’s India is the most inspiring cookbook I’ve bought in a very, very long time. I’ve devoured it from cover to cover, savouring every little description and anecdote and even carefully picking through the supplementary lists of stockists and whatnot that you get at the end. Not only are the recipes easy to follow, the…

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Eau de Totally Swish.

Yves Saint Laurent have super-swished two of their most iconic products; the Touche Éclat pen and their fragrance classic that for many of us is perfume “marmite”: Opium. For me, Opium has incredibly warming associations; my Mum wore it from when I was very little and I remember clearly the palm-leaf packaging on her dressing table. It’s a strong,…

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A Burst of Juicy Colour on a Miserable Day.

Oh, could this Clarins Rouge Eclat lipstick be any more cheery for these dark and gloomy days? I’ve been wearing it as a humorous little flash of colour against my daily “anti-coldness uniform” of dark jeans and grey polo neck. The shade is Juicy Clementine, the texture is juicy indeed – it feels incredibly moisturising and fresh. Look…

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Quick and Easy Autumn Makeup Updates

A short and sweet little roundup of my quick makeup updates for Autumn. Generally, things in my makeup bag just get a little more sultry and warm; a tawnier bronzer (or brownish blush, depending on which way you look at it), a vampish nail colour, a stronger brow and a slightly darker-than-usual lipstick. The last…

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