2016

Four Men’s Fragrances you’ll want to wear this Winter.

I love masculine scents…on Mr J, on me (yes, sometimes I wear men’s fragrances), and just in general at this time of year; good, strong nostalgic scents that transport you to the origins of a particular fragrance’s ingredients. Most fragrances come with a story of their own – some that you want to live up to, others that evoke a memory for the creator that they want to share with

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Capture those memories just in time for Christmas with Photobox!

When was the last time you printed a picture? I guess I should answer this question myself as I’m asking you. Well, for me, it was probably about three years ago when I used an image from my wedding day for handmade personalised thank you cards.  Since then, nothing. The volumes of pictures I have taken on various holidays or events end up on a memory stick and on my

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#LFXMAS the Lookfantastic December Beauty Box

December is the only time of year (with exception to the summer wedding season) where we all feel the need to look our best. Gorgeous skin and gorgeous hair are the order of the day and sparkles…lots and lots of sparkles! Whether you’re a Christmas party animal or more of a pamper-and-cosy-on-the-sofa kind of girl, this month’s box will have you ready to do both! So what’s in the December

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Personalisation at its best at Boots!

Boots, our favourite high street drug store, has pulled it out of the bag this year by not only providing their stores and online site as a one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs, but by bringing a new experience of personalisation to life for the first time this Christmas! And I’m definitely not referring to the personalisation of the printed T-shirt kind. From personalising makeup bags to body butter tubs,

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Mrs J’s Top 5 Autumn Winter Nail Polish shades

If you love red lipstick and red nails, then this is the perfect time of year to indulge away. Autumn/ Winter always brings out the darker, deeper shades of nail polish. With so many nail trends, colours and brands on the market, it’s hard to not get slightly a bit confused. Or, if you’re like me who forget about those gorgeous shades collected on the way but now deserve to

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Five stocking fillers she’ll want to receive this Christmas!

One of my earliest memories of Christmas is not from the day itself but from my junior school days when life was a little bit less materialistic. We spent hours making crepe paper decorations for the Christmas tree and a stocking out of felt to hang over the fire place or at the end of the bed. Traditionally, this sock shaped bag was told to be filled by Father Christmas

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Welcome to the Beauty Blackout your guide to THE BEST Black Friday weekend beauty deals!

Get ready…get set…go, go, go!! Welcome to the Beauty Blackout! This Black Friday weekend marks the day when the cyber space gods come together and grant us all a weekend of mouth-watering and very so tempting offers on some of the most well-loved, lusted-after and those with a cult following beauty and skincare brands. So whether you’re super organised and have your cup of coffee, bank card and Christmas list

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Test out your Autumnal baking skills this Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Many of you will associate Thanksgiving with Pumpkin Pie, turkey and a national holiday if you live in the United States. But what does Thanksgiving actually mean? Thanksgiving was originally a day dedicated for giving thanks and the blessing of the harvest for the year ahead. The traditional thanksgiving meal sees families and friends coming together in peace, dining and giving thanks for the year ahead. So I

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Breathe easy this Autumn Winter with Aromatherapy Associates Essence

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that bring us comfort and make us feel better. For me it’s this little bottle from Aromatherapy Associates called Breathe Essence. Hands up if you have already had a cold this Autumn/Winter? – That’s me! and not just one, but two mini colds. I refer to them as mini colds as I think I’ve fought them very well by staying wrapped up and

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The Autumnal Make Up Switch Up

There is no element of surprise when it comes to my makeup routine. I tend to play pretty safe when it comes to colours, sticking to (or trying to achieve that healthy glow) something that is as near to my natural colourings at that time. So I would say, for me, I’m pretty boring. Evenings out or on those odd days when I tend to be a bit daring, it’s

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