Beauty Favourites

Everyone has their own criteria when it comes to buying beauty stuff, and mine is to try and keep things as natural as possible on a reasonable budget. Natural skin and haircare can be expensive, but there are a few brands out there offering some great products featuring organic ingredients at a price that won’t make your heart sink every time you have to re-buy them. These are a few favourites that I use on a regular basis (as you may be able to tell from the not-so-perfect packaging). The only exception to the natural rule is the Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect eye cream which I got in a Christmas gift set. Continue reading “Beauty Favourites”

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6 Problems Only People Who Sew Will Understand

1. You find little bits of fabric and thread EVERYWHERE. No matter how careful you are when you snip the threads and trim the seams and no matter how many times you hoover, pesky bits of thread and tiny pieces of fabric will stubbornly hang around and turn up in random places like your handbag, hair, or shoes, or even attach themselves to your favourite jumper and come along for the ride when you head to work. Continue reading “6 Problems Only People Who Sew Will Understand”

Black Heart Creatives Valentine’s Jewellery Making Workshop

Black Heart Creatives’ colourful, fun, kitsch designs are about as far away from the delicate jewellery featured in my last post as you can get, but sometimes a gal just needs a big heart necklace in her life, you know? Especially on Valentine’s Day (although I’ll be wearing mine all year round – hearts are for life, not just for V-Day). Continue reading “Black Heart Creatives Valentine’s Jewellery Making Workshop”

Delicate Jewellery

Jewellery seems to have gotten bigger and brighter in the last year or so, but, while I do love a chunky statement necklace, delicate pieces in precious metals seem to be my thing at the moment. While costume jewellery is fun, it can have a limited lifespan and tarnish quickly, especially if it is worn frequently (and is of the cheaper variety!), whereas a sterling silver or gold ring can be kept forever if you look after it properly. Obviously bigger brands such as Pandora and Monica Vinader offer some beautiful things, but there are also plenty of great lesser-known designers out there waiting to be discovered. Here are three of my favourites. Continue reading “Delicate Jewellery”

January on Instagram

 

1. My new DKNY bag. 2. Lovely new fabric from a great little fabric shop in Taunton. 3. Did a wardrobe tidy up and just had to have a peek at my gorgeous Rainbow Club shoes. 4. The amazing Kate Spade watch I won . 5. My winning Shoeaholics #shoefie. 6. I’m definitely living by this motto judging by the amount of fabric I’ve bought this month. 7. Delicious breakfast muffins made using a Rachel Khoo recipe for Breakfast Week. 8. Yet more new fabric from Regency Rags. Continue reading “January on Instagram”