‘Travel is the only thing you spend money on which makes you richer’ This quote sums up how I feel about getting on a plane, whether it’s for work or a holiday, I always have a real sense of excitement booking a flight and then the morning of going to the airport. I’m fortunate that I’ve been on a lot of amazing trips and despite … Continue reading Long Haul Travel: Onboard essentials
2019 is flying by! It’s already the end of April which means Summer (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere) is right around the corner. The UK teased us with some sunshine over the Bank Holiday weekend, making us think it was safe to pull out the summer wardrobe. However, now it’s back to 10 degrees and I’m wondering where my winter coat is. But back … Continue reading April Favourites
There’s nothing like a new season to make me want to overhaul my wardrobe as well as my bathroom cupboard (when I say bathroom cupboard, I also mean all the other boxes of skincare I have around my flat). So last Sunday I literally emptied everything on to the sofa for a really good sort out. This is what it looked like: I categorised products … Continue reading Spring cleaning
March is a long month, however unlike January it comes with it the prospect of warmer weather, blossoming trees and new life. Despite my epic blogging fail in February, here have been my favourites from the last month: Beauty Pie Every Day Great Skin Foundation: I bought this as it bore an uncanny resemblance to both Bobbi Brown and Giorgio Armani foundations, except this cost … Continue reading March Favourites
‘Paris is always a good idea’ Like all cities, it’s not perfect (my weekend happened to fall when the ‘Black macs’ set the Champs Elysees on fire and looted the shops) but there is something magical about the rooftops, bistros and boutiques that get me every time. But what really get me are the pharmacies- they are like a treasure chest of goodies. Although shops … Continue reading What I bought in Paris
First of all, I don’t see the point of getting a manicure with standard nail polish and find it a complete waste of money. Unless you do absolutely no housework, are the most light-handed person and have the most adhesive nails, normal nail varnish is just not going to go the distance. So about 5 years ago I discovered the beauty of gel nails. The … Continue reading SNS Nails- is this the secret to a long-lasting manicure (without acrylic)?
This afternoon, I put on a Caroline Hirons YouTube video in the background while I was tidying up the bedroom (rock and roll!). And as I was folding up my husband’s trousers which is obviously too complicated a task, she mentioned her friend who has become the editor of NEW BEAUTY MAGAZINE. I stopped said folding, rewound the video 20 seconds to check I wasn’t … Continue reading A beauty magazine- it does exist!