Sun’s out fun’s on!

AS soon as the sun comes out, it’s pretty much guaranteed that I fancy a cheeky drink. There’s something about summer that makes it acceptable to crack out a prosecco or a Aperol Spritz in the early afternoon (even if it’s September!) Some of my favourite boozey concoctions for summer drinking include a Pina Colada or an more »

Creating the perfect feline flick

ONE of the oldest tricks in the beauty book; creating the perfect flick across your eyes with liquid more »

Discovering Vaseline’s skincare range 

WHEN you think of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, you think lip tin, right? Well, it took me by surprise more »

New collar from Hello Kitty & Tangle Teezer

Need/Want.  How cute is this collab between Hello Kitty & Tangle Teezer? If you are not familiar with more »

Musical fun for kids: Early Melodies Rainbow Xylophone & Tambourine from Hape

MY FAVOURITE kids’ toys are all the classic wooden ones, and despite my child loving bright plasticky things, I just love having the understated toys on display.  Rafael, my one-year-old, adores noisy musical toys and he’s especially loves his instruments from Hape. This is a company who specialise in high quality wooden and bamboo children’s toys, more »

The hunt for the perfect shampoo & conditioner: Paul Mitchell’s Platinum Blonde Shampoo

AHHHH, I love this shampoo!  I bleached my hair about three months ago now in a bid to more »

Thai Square Spa: One of my favourite spas in London

A VISIT to Thai Square Spa earlier this month couldn’t have come at a better time.  I’d been suffering badly from Vertigo (chronic dizziness) and anxiety, possibly triggered by my return to the workplace after having a baby. Even though I was really looking forward to going back to work, my body seemed to have more »

Time to stock up on Vitamin D supplements

THERE’S so much to remember as a new-ish mum, and the things that I need huge reminder signs more »

Heaven at home: DIY Spa Days

IT’S fun-in-the-sun season, and after a delightful long, hot day spent soaking up the sunshine in the park more »

If you like pina coladas…

I LOVE a good pina colada, and always have one when I travel abroad. OK, I admit that more »

Squeaky clean skin

WORK, exercise, being a mother, organising a wedding, housework, being a good bride-to-be… there’s a lot to get more »

What could you do during your commute?

COMMUTING is a necessity of life.  As much as I dream that I would like to live next more »

The Review:By Terry’s Cellularose Blush Glacé in Rose Melba

THIS blush from one of my fave brands By Terry has a curious texture – slightly gummy, almost ice-creamy and opaque pastel in colour. It’s heavier than the aqua blushes that I’ve been trying out recently, but it’s still a watercolour blush so it’s in the same family. Somehow the stickiness disappears as you pat the more »

Face Off: Sensai 38c vs Suqqu Extra Volume mascara

BACK in the early 2000s I was obsessed with tube mascara – it coated my lashes, made them appear longer, and had the staying power I’d always dreamed of.  After a brief fling with tube mascara, I became a Lancôme Virtuose advocate and forgot all about this trend until recently, when I trialled Sensai’s 38c more »

Face Off: Burberry Fresh Glow Blush vs Sleek Sweet Cheeks Gel Blush

AT first glance these two blush products look super similar, but with further investigation there are quite a few qualities that set them apart.  Burberry’s Fresh Glow Blush (I tried Orange Poppy) is a sheer tint that you run across your cheeks and just gives you the sheeniest hint of colour. It brightens up the more »

Getting an ‘Aqua Glow’ with Stila’s Watercolour Blush

A LITTLE bit of blush can make the most tired-of-face appear fresh and perky. Some people change their more »

The Review: Transformulas Wrinkle Block

IT’S been a long time since I’ve come across a snake-a-like product that mimics the effects of the venom more »

The Review: Hape’s Wooden Baby Walker with Blocks

BABY milestones are such a pleasure.  The first six months of having a newborn are a hard slog more »