And the countdown begins…

This week marked the 100 day countdown to Christmas. (Yes Santa, you better start wrapping up my presents!) And this brought me back down to Earth with a little bit of a bump – I was still holding out for our summer! Oh well, as the days are already starting to get shorter, I suppose I better store the bikinis away and dig out my … Continue reading And the countdown begins…

Ruby & Ed Slippers

A problem with which other dog owners can sympathise – and certainly one that causes daily problems in our household – involves our 5-year-old working cocker spaniel, Indie. True to her retrieving breed, Indie loves nothing better than searching out the perfect object to carry around the house, and to her this means slippers. She does not discriminate. Any slipper will do! In fact, since … Continue reading Ruby & Ed Slippers

Reviewed: Caudalie Cleansing Water and Merlot Friction Scrub

I have recently been using Caudalie Cleansing Water to remove my makeup in the evenings. I really love using it as it smells really fresh, reminding me of spring, and removes my makeup really well. A little too well sometimes; I’m amazed at the amount of dirt that accumulates on my face during a normal day. It just shows how important it is to thoroughly … Continue reading Reviewed: Caudalie Cleansing Water and Merlot Friction Scrub

Laura’s product swap – Kings & Queens Lime Citron Vert Deodorant Spray

I am a sucker for citrus. My perfumes, soaps and even my washing powders are all citrus scented, hence why I was keen to try Kings & Queens Lime Citron Vert Deodorant Spray. George III Lime – The Story One of the most dreadful enemies of the British navy was scurvy, which is caused by lack of vitamin C. But in the early 18th Century, … Continue reading Laura’s product swap – Kings & Queens Lime Citron Vert Deodorant Spray

Things that make you go wow! Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Body Butter

Sometimes a product comes along and there is nothing else to say except WOW. No other words are needed because the product does exactly what it says on the tin… and more. It keeps all its promises and makes you vow to never use anything else. One of these for me is Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Body Butter. I am a die hard Emma … Continue reading Things that make you go wow! Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Body Butter

The Bath & Unwind product swap: It’s just me, myself and my feet…

I am here to talk to you about something that sends shivers down the spines of many of the Bath & Unwind team. Many people possess an irrational fear of these alien-looking appendages. You can’t escape them; they follow you wherever you go. I’m talking, of course, about feet. The brief for the Bath & Unwind great product swap was to choose something for another person that they … Continue reading The Bath & Unwind product swap: It’s just me, myself and my feet…

Makeup that’s kind to your skin

My latest purchase has been the Bare Escentuals Get Started Complexion Kit. For a while I had been thinking about trying something different from my regular cream foundation, which has usually completely slipped off my face by lunchtime and was possibly a little too orange for my pale skin. Bare Escentuals promises that its natural mineral makeup won’t cause any aggravation to sensitive skin, making … Continue reading Makeup that’s kind to your skin

Trilogy – little things make a big difference

As I’ve grown older, I have realised that my skincare needs have changed, as have the products that I use. From smearing cheap makeup on my face during my experimental teens, to spending a ridiculous amount on cosmeceuticals in my early 20s, I have now stepped away from both of these and am leaning towards natural skincare more and more. Gone are the days of … Continue reading Trilogy – little things make a big difference

Reviewed: Essie A Crewed Interest

Essie A Crewed Interest is from the Navigate Her Spring 2012 collection. Described as a luminous peach shade, it is not like any other shades I have in my (ever growing!) collection. I normally tend to go for pink or coral shades over neutral colours, but I really like A Crewed Interest and think it looks great on. I did have to apply 3-4 coats for an even coverage, which … Continue reading Reviewed: Essie A Crewed Interest

Reviewed: Essie Nails Olé Caliente

Olé Caliente is from the Essie Spring 2012 collection and is currently my favourite colour in my extensive nail polish collection! I love to wear bright coral and pink colours in the summer and Olé Caliente is perfect for this. Described by Essie as a ‘red-orange shade with a pink undertone’, Olé Caliente looks great on both fingers and toes, and is a very eye-catching colour. I would … Continue reading Reviewed: Essie Nails Olé Caliente

Julia’s product swap haul 3: Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Cleanser

As promised, my final goodie review from our office product swap, the new Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser. If you have read any of my past posts, you know I am always looking for a fabulous facial cleanser. I have sensitive/combo skin, and have a really hard time finding something that I can use twice a day that keeps my skin hydrated and clear. … Continue reading Julia’s product swap haul 3: Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Cleanser

A little bit of Extravagance…

A few weeks ago, the Bath & Unwind great product swap experiment got under way. A mid-year secret Santa turned out to be one of my better ideas; for a few days there was a palpable buzz of anticipation in the office and when the big parcel arrived from our warehouse, it was like Christmas morning all over again. I picked Charlotte, and as luck … Continue reading A little bit of Extravagance…