Book Review: We’ll Always Have Paris

    I was drawn to Emma Beddington’s book,¬†We’ll Always Have Paris, for two reasons. Firstly, I’m a huge fan of her writing on her brilliant blog, Belgian Waffling, and secondly as a failed Parisienne myself, the sub-title “Trying and Failing to Be French” was always going to hook me in. We’ll Always Have Paris […]

How’s the pen obsession going then?

    So how’s the pen obsession going then? Why, really well thanks *pours more money into the coffers of Cult Pens* I suspect that if you drew a Venn diagram of beauty geeks and stationery freaks there would be a significant overlap. There’s perhaps something about the opening of the packaging around a new […]

Luxury bodycare : travel edition

    I wrote a piece recently for on my love of travel size minis. Apart from the fact that they look mega cute, they’re also an essential if you travel a lot shorthaul, as I do. I long ago gave up on checking baggage in and am obsessed with seeing how little I […]


It’s been a long, long time since I posted on here, and many of you know that’s because I’ve been up to my eyeballs working with Sali Hughes on our online launch, Last week we launched a video that Sali made on layering products. It’s a very worthwhile watch if you’ve ever been confused […]

Argo – DVD release

The Academy Award winning movie Argo is now out on DVD, and with an evening to ourselves for the first time in ages, we settled in to watch it. Those of you saw Saving Private Ryan way back when will remember D Day veterans saying that watching the movie was as close as it could […]

Beauty tips for new puppy owners

This might be a bit of a niche post, but in truth it applies to anyone who is finding themselves outdoors a bit in this colder weather. A year ago, a small, white fluffy furball landed in our lives. “People” had warned us that getting a puppy was like having a baby. Well, I’ve done […]

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises DVD review

I was lucky enough to be sent a little festive parcel from Warner Brothers which included the latest version of Batman on DVD. The Dark Knight Rises is the third in a trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) of Batman movies starring Christian Bale, and is set 8 years after […]

Beautiful Berries

It’s December and I think the perfect time to break out the berry lipsticks. These are my four current favourites, and so (from left to right), here’s what is gracing my lips this Winter: 1. Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie. I have worn this to death this year hence the slightly battered tube and […]

Aromatherapy Associates Fragrance Candle Duo

All the oracles on blogging say that it’s really important to post regularly, and have an editorial calendar. Oh. Ah well, here’s hoping I am the exception that proves the rule, as I pop up after a few weeks absence to bang on about some stuff I have bought for Christmas. First up are these […]

Shu Uemura Raspberry and Mocha palette

You know how something is so beautiful you can’t bring yourself to use it? Well, that. With this. You can see how I briefly brushed the second from right shadow and the gold has already come off. *sad face* as my teenager would say. I shall stare it a little more and then take a […]