Christmas Beauty Picks

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Over the course of the next few weeks I’m going to publish my recommendations for Christmas gifts. I’ve done loads of research and have hunted down a selection of good bargains, mid-priced presents and luxury items. Basically, I’ve done the window shopping so you don’t … [read more]

Aubaine Restaurant, Marylebone

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Why is Oxford Street such a popular shopping destination? Shopping for clothes with my better half on Monday, as a treat for his birthday (the haul, not the act of shopping itself) we headed straight for John Lewis and then hot-footed it out of Oxford … [read more]

Bloglovin’

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Bloglovin’ I have an admission to make: I’m learning about this blogging malarkey as I go along. I haven’t been an avid reader of blogs myself, having never found one that appealed to me. Blogs for professional women of my age group seem impossibly, unattainably … [read more]

Sheridan – Spring Summer 15 Collection

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Earlier this week the lovely people at Sheridan invited me to have a look at their new Spring/Summer 2015 collection – Postcards from Australia. What nicer way to spend a morning than in denial of the cold weather outside, immersing myself in luxurious fabrics, gorgeous … [read more]

Quick time makeup video

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For today’s quick time makeup video, I used: Arbonne Makeup Primer. Makeup: Arbonne Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturiser in Light; Arbonne Blush in Blossom; Kiko Pearly Eye Base Primer; Makeup Store Tri Brow Color; Nars ‘and God Created the Women’ Eye Shadow Palette; Laura Mercier Natural … [read more]

Date Night at YumYum Thai Restaurant

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Last weekend we visited Yum Yum Thai Restaurant, an old haunt of ours in Stoke Newington, North London. It’s been months since we’ve booked a babysitter: in fact this one was booked so that we could visit friends, and when they cancelled we decided to … [read more]

Makeup fun with superfast video

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This is me applying my makeup in quick time. I used: Skincare: Arbonne RE9 Advanced Intensive Renewal Serum; Arbonne FC5 Nnurturing Day Lotion SPF 20; Arbonne Makeup Primer. Makeup: Arbonne Sheer Finish Tinted Moisturiser in Light; Kiko blusher, shade 100; Maybeline 24 Hr Colour Tattoo … [read more]

Keep your friends close…

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Check out any episode of The Apprentice and notice the infighting amongst the women. I understand that The Apprentice is a competition, but even when they’re on the same team, the girls seem to be willing each other to fail. The mainstream media is full … [read more]

The Twitter-Sisterhood

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People ask me if I get any value from being on Twitter.   I started using Twitter in 2010 when I was working as a recruitment consultant. I used to get a thrill from every retweet and follow, and built up a decent following. I … [read more]