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Goodbye Skinny Jeans

Apparently, or so I’m told by the powers that be, this year we are all going to have to ditch our skinny jeans and embrace something… wider.…  After eons of shimmying ourselves into skinnies, by this time next year they’ll look utterly passé and all we’ll want to do is wallow in reams of fabric and… Read More…

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Gifts For Teen Girls

As a mother of teen girls I’m here to tell you that this type of gift buying is strewn with the possibility of getting it completely and utterly wrong. So, I’m going to keep it simple- safe choices with little possibility of them absolutely hating it. My top tip, unless you know them well enough… Read More…

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The Loveliest Last Minute Subtle Christmas Jumpers….

I’m still not completely onboard with this whole Christmas jumper thing- I can’t quite get my head around a jumper that you can only wear two weeks of the year. So my solution to that particular conundrum is to only buy Christmas jumpers that look just festive enough for Christmas, but not so chock full… Read More…

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Christmas Stocking Fillers- The Definitive Guide…

I’m not exactly sure what the ‘technical’ definition of a stocking filler is, so I can’t be 100% sure that all of these perfectly meet the official criteria, but on this page is a list of gifts that I would love to receive on Christmas morning whether as add-ons to the main event or just… Read More…

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Luxury Beauty Box Free With £40 Purchase

Right, just a quick post because I saw this and thought it looked great value. If you’re used to these gift with purchase boxes you’ll know that often you have to spend about a zillion pounds in order to qualify. This one though, only needs a £40 spend on beauty here at Amazon. (It’s hidden fairly deeply… Read More…

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Xmas Gift Guide part 2- Books

If you’re not a book lover, or buying for someone who is, you might want to look away now. Of course, if you’re a beauty lover you might want to keep reading anyway, because the first part of this list is beauty books, with a couple of others thrown in later because frankly, much as… Read More…

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The Xmas Beauty Gift Guide 2015…… Part one!

Well, it’s reached that point in early December where my credit card is literally glowing, steam gently rising from my purse as I type. I’m not complaining though- I secretly adore Christmas shopping- the whole tinkly, carolly, brass bandness of it all…especially now that my children are past the stage of brightly coloured, squawking, plastic… Read More…