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]
Face yoga is a thing now and it’s dividing opinions in the health and skincare industry. Some say face yoga is as beneficial as Botox or surgery and that facial exercises help banish fine lines and sagging, by increasing blood circulation under the skin. Critics … [read more]
We’ve had such a lovely Easter break: A week in Cyprus with the kids, relaxing in the sun, followed by a long weekend with some of my oldest and dearest friends. Now I’m breaking the writer’s block with a mammoth ‘best of’ beauty post – a … [read more]
January is always a busy month in recruitment (the day job) and this year is no exception. Which is one excuse for not having posted anything here for two weeks. But here’s another good reason: Her name is Coco and she’s an nine week old … [read more]
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, although the kids reminded me this morning that they don’t have advent calendars yet. Well, I’ve got mine, so there! It’s from Marks & Spencer and it’s quite spectacular.* Jam packed with sample size and full size beauty … [read more]
Each month, I receive numerous samples from beauty and skincare brands – some of which I’ve heard good things about and have proactively asked for, and others from companies who have found the blog and would like me to write a review. The best of … [read more]
A couple of weeks ago, I started a series called How to Start a Blog, which seemed to go down well, particularly the idea of starting a mentoring scheme for bloggers – more of which later. In that post, I talked a little bit about … [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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