ZARA HOME FRAGRANCE

ZARA HOME FRAGRANCE

I've never really written too much about my home but that's not because I'm not proud of it. I found my dream home 17 years ago, and I can't imagine ever moving from here. Surprisingly, even though it was the first time my husband and I were furnishing a home together, there were no arguments when it came to buying…
bareMinerals #GenNude Lips Collection NEW IN / REVIEW

bareMinerals #GenNude Lips Collection NEW IN / REVIEW

If like me, you're always searching for that perfect nude, then it might be worth checking out the latest offering from bare Minerals, a brand that consistently sees a whole lot of love around these parts. The latest launch is Gen Nude, a collection of 40 different shades, (some only imperceptibly different from each other, but sometimes that's all takes…
Monday Motivation (on a Tuesday)… & Weight Lost Update

Monday Motivation (on a Tuesday)… & Weight Lost Update

Let's first address the obvious... this post was patently supposed to go up yesterday. But as any working mother will tell you, life (and three children on half term holidays) sometimes have a way of obstructing the best laid plans. So here I am, typing away on Tuesday evening, when I really should be putting my feet up and resting up…
LEARNING & GROWING…….. REFLECTING ON 2016

LEARNING & GROWING…….. REFLECTING ON 2016

You’re probably done with all the New Year’s hype kind of posts, but for me, my annual New Year getting-my-arse-into-gear doesn’t happen until today, 9th of January. Once Christmas is done, I always feel like we’re in some sort of Crimbo Limbo, just waiting for New Year’s Eve (thank goodness for my annual NYE party so that I have something…
DREAMS OF NYE AT PORTOPICCOLO

DREAMS OF NYE AT PORTOPICCOLO

So we're officially in "Chrimbo Limbo" as my friends like to call it. We're kind of done with all the excessive eating of Christmas, wishing we hadn't quite had that last mince pie, and looking forward to the freshness of the New Year to come with all its possibilities... but we're not really sure what to do with the time in-between. Next…
ALREADY LOOKING AHEAD…

ALREADY LOOKING AHEAD…

First off, Happy Christmas to all those of you who were celebrating yesterday and over the festive season. I've just been blathering on on my Insta-stories (if you're not following me on instagram, you missed out on 24 giveaways for advent - so make sure to be following me for lots more giveaways coming up soon - click here) about how Christmas…
5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

As I sit here at my computer to start writing, I'm not even sure how I'm going to say what it is I want to say. Actually, I'm not even sure exactly what it is I want to say, so if you're not in the mood for a rambling kind of post, then feel free to click away to something…
Countdown to Christmas | #PartyReady | Slendertone

Countdown to Christmas | #PartyReady | Slendertone

The Christmas party season is just around the corner, although judging by my instagram feed, it’s already arrived! For me, being party ready goes hand in hand with feeling fit and fabulous. So I up my skincare routine to allow for the fact I might be wearing more makeup than usual, making sure I’m super-scrupulous with double cleansing at night.…
#VBxEsteeLauder Makeup Collection – Want or Need?

#VBxEsteeLauder Makeup Collection – Want or Need?

These days, there's really not much I need to buy in the way of makeup. If I'm really honest (and what's a blog for if not for total honesty and coming clean), I not only have doubles of just about everything, I have triples and quadruples... oh heck, let's just say multiples! But sadly that doesn't stop me buying makeup, oh no!…