2017

Pack your straw bag and grab those shades! Summer, I’m still chasing you

Summer may be slowly slipping away into Autumn, but for those of you lucky enough to slip away outside of the school holidays, now is the perfect time to seek out that winter sun. Passport and bank cards aside, the next most important item on your list must be THE bag of the summer, the straw bag. Why have I taken so long – almost the end of summer –

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My four favourite Summer to Autumn items

It’s been awhile, in fact, it’s been exactly a month! So, apologies to any regular readers; I guess you can say that I’ve had a bit of a long holiday on the writing front.  But I’m back and just in time for Autumn – my favourite season when it doesn’t rain! But before we start delving into all things Autumn, content wise, I want to share with you four of

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Staying safe in Cyprus with Nuxe Sun

Visiting Cyprus during one of the hottest months of the year may sound BAT SHIT CRAZY to some people, but hey, that’s how things worked out for me and Mr J this year and I certainly am not complaining.  Whilst I go into complete melt down when temperatures reach over 30°C in London, when you have a sunbed, some shade and an inviting pool at your disposal, any whinging on my

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Are you part of the Anti-Pollution Skincare Revolution?

I used to think that the effects of pollution on our skin was something that was a bit of an over exaggeration by skincare companies in a bid to make you buy their products.  Yes, I know that pollution exists and is bad for the environment but I didn’t really see the effects of it on my skin. I think that was due to the fact that when I did

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Six ways to keep your dog cool this summer!

This is a different kind of post for me but if you follow me on social media or you have met some of my furry companions in the flesh, then you will know that I’m obsessed with dogs!  This recent heatwave got me thinking and feeling more than sympathetic for my pawed friends.  As we all might be complaining about the humidity and the heat, but imagine wearing a full

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Bio-Extracts your very own vegan skincare lab at home.

Taking a look at my bedside vanity area, it becomes quite evident that I’m not your typical one-potion type of girl. Long gone are the days when I would consider just using one face cream. Our skin goes through different stages throughout the year and not just in line with the seasons. Factors such as weather, pollution, hormones and lifestyle all play a part.  There are days when I class

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It’s official…. Summer is here!

Hello heatwave! It’s official, yesterday was the first day of the UK Summer and with temperatures rocketing to 34 degrees, Summer really has arrived with a BANG! We British people love to complain – it’s either too cold or it’s too hot! But I love the heat. You could say I’m a bit of a sun seeker so this heat is pure bliss. However, a pool in my back garden

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My Top Five Current Summer Scents

Fragrances or scents, for me, are paired with memories – some happy, some sad. But mostly, they mark significant milestones in my life.  Which is why if you asked me to pick my all time favourite scent, I simply wouldn’t be able to. Not because I don’t want to relive those memories, more so that my preferences or tastes have changed. What would have been my favourite scent as a teenager is

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Choose your vice – The Benefit or Get The Glow Beauty Box?

We all have our vices in life and mine is makeup. It seems that summer is finally here and with a firm winter wardrobe still in place, getting that summer beauty look or glow is something that is far easier and within my reach to achieve. So if you’re already a Lookfantastic Beauty Box subscriber, you would have received their nicely timed ‘Get the Glow’ beauty box. It’s perfect as

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Sleep – How to Nail That Bedtime Routine

Sleep – the universal activity that all humans need to survive; an essential activity to rest and recoup the body and mind. With the average adult recommended to get between 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep per night, for a poor sleeper like me, this requires a lot of commitment in a carefully timed pre-bedtime routine! If this scenario sounds familiar to you, or you’re also a poor sleeper/insomniac,

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