Posts by Aarti

Christmas at Not On The High Street

  It’s November and officially the acceptable time of year to start getting excited about Christmas! The Central London Christmas lights have been turned on, the Christmas window displays are in full show, and supermarkets stocks are piled high with mince pies and mulled wine. If you’re someone who likes to be super organised (as much as you can be), then it’s time to start thinking about Christmas gift ideas

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Summer Secrets By Jane Green

I have read nearly every Jane Green book going (with exception to two that I have in my pile of ‘to read’ books). Each book Jane writes, I have had no complaints with. Starting with the first book that I picked up called Jeminia J. Each plot is carefully thought, with just enough detail to get you hooked and wanting more. Whilst most authors tend to have a particular style

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Beach Side Essentials Part Two

If you’ve been following my recent travels via my last two posts, you will know that they have taken on the all-encompassing holiday theme. Covering the pre-holiday prep in the form of exfoliation are my holiday mini-hero’s here. Today and in future posts to come, the post holiday makeup colour match dilemma! So it’s only fair that I throw in my beach essentials part two, to accompany my beach essentials

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Three things to never ask a woman over 30

I’m going to start this post by saying that this is definitely different from my usual beauty and lifestyle posts. Please take note, before I dive right in this post, that this is in no way meant to offend. It is merely an insight into an average group of 30 something’s private conversations (after a few glasses of Prosecco) so here we go… Three things to never ask a woman

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Manuka Doctor the Nourish Range

This year has really been the year of the bee for me. In the past, not having really paid attention to the importance of bees and the benefits of bee products, it has been a learning curve of discovery for me. Along this journey I have found some great brands and sampled some wonderful honey! One of these brands is Manuka Dorctor whose products are made from Manuka honey.  With a

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Fabulips by Bliss

Last week I shared with you why you should exfoliate your lips and my DIY recipe for making your own lip scrub (you can read my post here). If you decided to give it a go or make your own version, then remember to tweet me @MrsJRecommends or tag me in your pictures on Instagram at mrsjonasrecommends. If you didn’t get around to making your own paste, or just prefer

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Blo bar

I’ve always been envious of those ladies who casually pop to the hairdressers twice a week to get their hair blow dried! Oh how the other half live! Whilst I always blow dry/diffuse my hair depending on whether it’s straight or curly, I can never quite achieve that ‘I’ve just walked out of a salon’ effect! More the over the top, I look like I’ve backcombed the hell out of

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Build your own Birchbox at Selfridges

Today as a extra special Friday treat we have a double whammy of beauty box posts! In celebration of their 5th Birthday Birchbox UK have launched their own pop up store amongst the beauty Isles of Selfridges!   The concept: Build your own box.  For £15 you get to choose 5 sample size products from a selection of brands including Nuxe, Benefit, Elemis, Benefit and more. The pop up runs from

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The Cult Beauty Box By Caroline Hirons

  Happy Friday! It’s the start of a long bank holiday weekend here in the UK and best of all, it’s pay day! So to kick your weekend off with a bang here is another fabulous limited edition beauty box curated by the very talented skin care guru, Caroline Hirons! If your not familiar with who Caroline Hirons is then here are a few facts. Caroline is beauty obsessed and

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Designers Guild The New AW15 Collection

Interiors have become a real interest of mine more so since me and Mr J first started living together. Back then, our interior skills and taste, shall we say, was just child’s play (as there is only so much you can change in a rented flat). So owls, cushions and candles became my thing. It was when we bought our first property that we really needed to get our thinking

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