Keeping a one sentence journal

Those of you with children will know that what seems like an eternity stretching before you when they are born, rapidly turns into a twinkling of an eye when you have an eye rolling teenager. I’ve been pretty good at recording the big stuff – birthdays, Christmases, school productions and sports days – both in […]

Cuticura anti bacterial collection

I recently attended the BritMums Live event, and one of the many exhibitors there was Cuticura. They’ve just released a new range of liquid soaps and hand sanitisers, and I was lucky enough to receive a sample set to try. Trust me, I am a long way from being a hygiene obsessive, but as a […]

NARS Fall 2012

I’ve just seen some images of the new releases over at Cafe Makeup. It all looks gorgeous, as ever with NARS, so hopefully we will be getting some of these goodies in the UK too.

Mai Couture Social Glosses

The very lovely Jane at Modesty Brown sent me these babies to try, and was kind enough to pop my review on her blog last week. Hop on over and have a look if you want to find out more about this brand.

BritMums Live 2012

Over the weekend I attended the BritMums Live blogging event in London. It’s a measure of how far blogging has come that this event, focussed mainly on parent bloggers, attracted over 500 participants to hear speakers as diverse as Ruby Wax, Sarah Brown, Cherry Healey and Judy Murray. For me, it was an opportunity to […]

Holiday: essential beauty

I love poking round other people’s beauty kits, so thought I would share the makeup that I took on my recent holiday. I went to Spain and flew hand luggage only, so needed to keep things minimal and also under the 100 ml liquid limit. Here’s what made the cut. 1. Laura Mercier oil free […]

I’ve been on holiday…

…. and I’ve come back to find that I seem to have missed Summer completely and we have segued straight into Winter, the dog has eaten my laptop charger so I can’t blog properly and the total absence of sunshine means I can’t photo the things I want to show you. Apart from that, it’s […]

Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Fix Kit

I had a run in recently with some Neutrogena hand cream which had less than the desired effect, leaving my hands dry and peeling. Despite swapping back to my regular Neutrogena cream my hands were still looking very dry. A friend recommended the Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Fix kit so I thought I would see […]

Jo Malone Plum Blossom

My final stop on my recent trip to London was the Jo Malone counter in John Lewis Oxford Street. This is a spanking brand new counter in the spanking brand new Beauty Hall, and very nicely done. The staff were lovely, as I’ve always found Jo Malone’s staff to be, and I had a nice […]