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What I Took On Holiday – Hair and Body (Holiday Heroes)

I've shared the (rather excessive) makeup I took away with me here, as well as the considerably more refined skincare here, now it's the hair and body products, which again were a lot more carefully selected than the abomination of makeup I selected. I'll also be sharing the sun care I took away, since I did quite a few features on sun care before I went, so I thought it might be of interest to see which bits made the cut. How cute are thes[...]

Introducing Sky Witness (and the fab four new shows)

A few weeks ago I received a locked suitcase delivered by courier, followed by a mobile phone in the post with some intriguing instructions to follow - hopefully you saw it all unfold on my social accounts - which was the start of an exciting weekend leading up to the launch of Sky Witness, a new channel replacing Sky Living, with a focus on bringing over some of the best American TV shows...which, in fairness, is something Sky Living did very wel[...]

Elemis Skin Exchange at John Lewis

Sometimes your skin, mind and well-being are crying out for a luxury, pampering treatment that goes on for hours, takes place in a room of serenity and costs a small fortune, because you're worth it.  Other times, you just need a good basic facial to provide speedy results without all the bells and whistles.  If it's the latter your'e after, the Elemis Skin Exchange at John Lewis could well be worth checking out. Obviously this is still E[...]

Abel & Cole Weekly Fruit and Veg Boxes

I always said that when I moved home (a year ago today!) that I would start doing a few more home and food posts, but last year was such a nightmare that it didn't transpire.  That's all a'changin' this year as I've feel like I've finally found my footing.  I've also developed a real joy for cooking and putting together healthy meals for Teddy and I, which leads me nicely to my Able & Cole obsession... When I first heard about Abel &a[...]

L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Makeup – Review and Competition #AD

The L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Makeup range has been designed with mature skin in mind, so the textures and colours are flattering, comfortable and easy to work with.  A makeup range aimed at older women would be so easy to get wrong, but the L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Makeup is spot-on; the packaging is clean and attractive, the collection itself is comprehensive and the products are exciting - it's great to have a range that's aimed at more mat[...]

Mask Monday: Superdrug Charcoal, Avocado & Oat and Blueberry Jam

I had my eye on these pot masks the minute I saw them launch, as there was just something so appealing about the presentation of a product in a food-like pot with food-themed ingredients.  The newest pot masks from Superdrug come in five 'flavours': Coconut, Kale, Blueberry Jam, Avocado & Oat and Charcoal; the latter three I'm featuring today. All the masks come in pots, which are incredibly cute, but not the most practical, especially[...]

Toothbrushes for Toddlers – How to Get Them to Brush Their Teeth!

You can tell by the background how long ago it was that I took the photos and made a start on this post! Generating interest in teeth cleaning from Teddy has been a lot easier than expected, thanks to the great options available for children; you can get all different types of brushes, from manual to electric, and toothpastes to match.  I find using brushes and tools that display Teddy's favourite characters or are fun to use make things a lot ea[...]

Yoppie Tampon Delivery Service

There have been a few tampon/sanitary towel delivery services around for the last couple of year and it appears to be a bit of a thing now.  Most of them are pretty good, albeit a tad frilly and fussy, which not everyone wants during their period - I personally just want to get through it as quickly, easily and fuss-free as possible; the less I can acknowledge it, the happier I am! Yoppie is an interesting take on the tampon delivery servi[...]

In Rotation: Foundations

I've seen quite a few of these "in rotation" posts (most recently this one, which kick-started my plans) and I realised it would actually be a really good way for me to share my thoughts on the various products I'm reaching for most out of the large quantities of product I work my way through each month.  With that in mind, I thought I'd start things off with a look at some of current favourite foundations. I've broken it all down into thr[...]

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Mask – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

At the end of last year I was doing lots of research into light therapy masks as I've had nothing but positive experiences with light therapy as a treatment and it's something I really recommend trying if you haven't; it works especially well for inflammation and spots, with blue lights killing bacteria (so ideal for acne), red lights helping with general inflammation - including typical signs of ageing as well as inflammation as a result of acne[...]

Mask Monday: Superfacialist Salicylic Acid Anti-Blemish Clay Mask

When I'm having a breakout, there are a few key products that I always, always reach for, and the Superfacialist Salicylic Acid Anti-Blemish Clay Mask is definitely one of them as it's such a great product for breakouts, especially those that are a little chaotic and need to be put in their place! I think the Superfacialist range is one of the best high street skincare ranges available, I just wish there were more products. The Superfacia[...]