Why I’ll Still be Celebrating Mother’s Day

  This Sunday is going to be hard. Beyond tough. Perhaps impossible to get through. But get through it I must. This will be the first Mother’s Day I need to get through without my mum. No-one to send a card to. Or flowers. Or to call up and have long, lazy chats with, reminiscing about old times. Or to take out for lunch. No-one to say “Happy Mother’s Day”…
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SKINCARE Pt.2 : The Morning Ritual

As much as I love my evening skincare ritual (coming next week), I have to say I love my morning skincare routine just as much. There’s something about methodically going through the different products and treatments I use that is almost meditative and sets me up for the day, not to mention the fact that it ensures my makeup just goes on like a dream, “sits better” on my skin…
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SKINCARE ROUTINE PT 1: WHEN LESS IS MORE

Since pretty much the beginning of the year, I’ve been getting more and more comments on my skin; luckily they’ve all been compliments on how good my skin is looking, asking me what I’m doing different, what skincare I’m using and that kind of thing. To say I’ve been surprised by these comments is an understatement; with the level of stress that we’ve had since the New Year, I’m surprised…
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THE BEST RED LIPSTICKS

It’s Valentine’s Day so I thought I’d bring you a dozen red… lipsticks! Can you guess which ones are my favourites? Here’s my pick of the best reds for olive/brown/darker skin tones, from mattes to glosses, from luxury to drugstore price points. PS – I know my lips are not totally symmetrical, and obviously I don’t have lip fillers… just trying to make the best of what I have 🙂…
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5 Fragrances for Valentine’s Day

  With Valentine’s Day round the corner (ahem tomorrow!), what better way to celebrate than to treat yourself to some new perfume? Sure chocolates and flowers are the ‘traditional’ gifts, but neither will last more than a week (and I feel even that’s rather ambitious for the choccies?) No, while I’m happy to leave the flowers, choccies and even the dinner reservation to my husband, I’d rather not leave it…
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