Budget Buy: Le Petit Olivier Hand Cream

I love me a good hand cream. Rich, luxurious, moisturising, hydrating and plumping. But I don’t always want to spend a ridiculous amount on it… I mean, it’s always getting washed off! So I’m enamoured with this gorgeous little tube from Le Petit Olivier which I discovered recently. It’s super thick, but doesn’t leave a horrible greasy film on the hands which leaves you unable to drive, type or answer your iPhone. It sinks…
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Travel Diaries: The Skincare Edit

If there’s one thing I hate about travel, it’s that I can’t be as scrupulous about my skincare as I normally am. Much as I’d like to, I just can’t cart around all the products I’d like to have at my fingertips. And when those awful 100ml hand luggage rules come into play, it’s so much harder to take what I need. So bravo for all those minis, sample and…
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The Nails: Pastels for Brown Skinned Girls

Springtime on the nails translates to pastels, non? But for a brown skinned girl like me, it can be difficult to get the shades right. Too light and you’ve chalky looking fingertips. Too bright and you’re tapping into the neon trend without even trying. So here’s my current pick of the crop (although you know me, all that’s likely to change at the drop of a nail file!) Opaque candy floss…
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Travel Diaries: The Shoe Edit

Ten days in Marbella (well, Puerto Banus to be exact) with only hand luggage presents a girl with a serious packing dilemma. So now that I’m back, over the next few days, I though I’d write a few posts for y’all on what I took, used, and wished I hadn’t bothered. Welcome to the the Travel Diaries. Just to be different, I think I’ll start from the bottom up. Cabin…
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Especially Escada Elixir

I’m not normally a girl to change up her perfumes too often. Once I find one (or two) that I like, I tend to be quite loyal, repurchasing when I run perilously low and sticking to what I love. But just once in a while, along come a scent that it’s hard to ignore. Escada’s Especially Elixir is the third reworking of the original from way back in 2011. This…
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