Weekly Window Shop: Statement Lights

This post was going to be called Alternative Chandeliers, but it sounded so unbelievably wanky that I had to change it. I’m not sure that “statement lights” is that much better, but hopefully you’ll know what I’m getting at with this episode of the Weekly Window Shop; I’m talking about lighting that makes an impact. Lights that…

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Lazy Summer Beauty and the Night Cream from Hell

The other week I stayed overnight at a friend’s house and made the mistake, the following morning, of applying the world’s richest, stickiest night cream to my face and neck. I’m not going to say who makes it, because I used it at the wrong time of day and had I used it as intended…

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My Infertility Story: The Q&A

I had such an overwhelming response to my video on infertility a couple of months ago; so many people emailed me and left comments talking about their own experiences. It’s an incredibly difficult and delicate subject to broach, really, because it’s not something that you particularly want to talk about when you’re struggling to conceive,…

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Sunday Tittle Tattle: Bored of the Flies

There was a news story the other week that horrified me to such a degree that I almost sealed up all of the windows of my house, never to be opened again. As far as news stories go, it wasn’t even so bad; compared to the mass-murders, government-sanctioned violences and natural disasters going on around…

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Foundation Review: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Shaping Stick

Well it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I promised a whole slew of foundation reviews on a very regular basis and there hasn’t been one since Clinique’s Even Better Glow, which was months ago. It was also, admittedly, a hard face base to follow and I didn’t really want to stop using it to test anything…

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Trends I Can Live With: Side-Stripe Trousers

This go-faster stripes on trousers trend is one trend I can get behind, unlike backless things, “cold shoulders” and anything cropped). And it can be almost any sort of stripe; wide bands of colour, thin white piping, even the triple Stripes de Adidas are all the rage again. Because there’s something very flattering about trousers with a…

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Sunday Tittle Tattle: Not Fit For Purpose

Please examine Exhibit A above, which is a pretty bog-standard sink. Traditional – some might say boring – in style, but infinitely useful for holding water, which is its primary purpose, or for merely providing a temporary receptacle for water should you find yourself opting for a quick handwash rather than your fill-the-basin-to-the-top ablutions. It’s a simple…

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Luxury Summer Skin Prep with Anne Sémonin | AD

It seems like only yesterday, but it’s actually a whole year since I wrote my post on the Anne Sémonin made-to-measure skincare routine I had been prescribed. You can read about that here, if you’d like a quick trip down memory lane!) It was quite a complex routine, involving daily masks and mixable concentrates, toners…

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