Picture this: True story: An acquaintance of mine, let’s call her Mary, gave her friend a lift to the high street a couple of miles away. On the way back home, her car broke down. Without her phone or purse, Mary walked to her local … [read more]
K-Beauty – everything you need to know about Korean skincare I wouldn’t describe myself as an early adopter. I’m the one trying to catch up with the rapidly disappearing bandwagon, rather than jumping on it. So, unlike me, you may already be familiar with K-Beauty. … [read more]
The invisible middle According to We Are Superhuman’s Invisible Middle Study, 70% of women in their 40s and 50s feel they are largely ignored by the mainstream media. We live in a society that values youth over experience, beauty over wisdom. The media projects an … [read more]
A couple of weeks ago, a friend took me discretely to one side to ask me what filler I inject into my face. I’ve never used a filler. I attribute my good skin to two things: genetics and the consistent use of high quality skincare … [read more]
Lagom: the search for balance I believe the key to a happy life is balance, and yet I find it incredibly hard to achieve. My problem is lack of consistency. My recruitment work comes in peaks and troughs, making planning very difficult. I’m either frantically … [read more]
It’s been a while since I posted about beauty. I’ve been working on my personal development, hence my focus on the ‘wisdom’ section of the blog. For several months I’ve been trying new skincare products. Some made promises they couldn’t keep, others caused trouble for … [read more]
The highs and lows of a lifestyle blogger I’m a bit late to the ‘review of the year’ party, but we only returned from our Christmas holiday in Dubai on 30 December, and my brain has been muddled by jet lag ever since. 2017 was … [read more]
I was watching a video this morning of a blogger shaving off all her hair, not for charity, but because it was on her bucket list (a list of things she wanted to do before she ‘kicks the bucket’). Is that a strange thing to … [read more]
The ethical Christmas gift list I’m finding it increasingly difficult to choose thoughtful gifts for any of my loved ones. Christmas is particularly challenging. Mr Maven is bored with my usual rota of wallets, watches and briefcases; the choice for kids is either disposable, cheaply … [read more]
My skincare regime has evolved for Autumn. Now that my previously sore eyelids are back to normal, I have been able to spend a few weeks nurturing my skin, with a few new products to add to my daily routine. These autumn beauty heroes represent … [read more]
I'm Vicki: midlifer; mum; blogger; recruitment consultant; Londoner; control freak; procrastinator. In this little corner of the internet you'll find my ramblings on food, fashion, fun, beauty and wisdom (although as you'll see, I'm really no maven). Please join me as I fumble my way through midlife.
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