Top 10 Best Beauty Gifts For Rose Lovers

Looking for inspiration for the best gifts for the rose lover in your life? Well you’ve come to the right place. I am unabashedly, enraptured with rose scents. Rose has a rather undeserved reputation as being a bit ‘Old Lady’ but there are a million different rose scents from fresh and sweet to sensual and sizzlingly sexy. See below for my pick of the best … Continue reading Top 10 Best Beauty Gifts For Rose Lovers

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Time for a cuppa……flowers

Flowers and tea are two things that lift the spirits. Combine the two….kinda….and you get flowers in a teacup. I received this thoughtful gift and thought they’d be great for Mother’s Day for a twist on the traditional bunch of flowers. The white bone china teacup and saucer filled with a posy, arrives with a personalised message on a gift tag attached. My little bouquet … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Time for a cuppa……flowers

Shopping in Los Angeles: Sephora, When Will We See You Again in UK?

For anyone who doesn’t know, Sephora is basically the ultimate beauty sweet shop. It stocks all the big beauty brands such as Chanel and Bobbi Brown alongside funky niche ones such as bite, Edward Bess, Ellis Faas. They are also often the first to stock new ranges like the new Marc Jacobs Beauty and exclusive kits not available anywhere else. Most importantly for me, the … Continue reading Shopping in Los Angeles: Sephora, When Will We See You Again in UK?

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London Food Shopping: The People’s Supermarket – for the people, by the people?

Our ancestors would think they’d died and gone to heaven if they walked into a supermarket today. All that bounty all in one place – no hunting or gathering required. Quite amazing really. You can’t beat supermarkets for convenience and I often have fun wandering the aisles exploring the goodies on the shelves. However I’m not crazy about the way they are like juggernauts crushing all … Continue reading London Food Shopping: The People’s Supermarket – for the people, by the people?

London Shopping: Bargaintastic Fruit & Veg at Lewisham Market

There are few things to delight in Lewisham but one has been the discovery of the fruit and veg stalls in Lewisham market. The abundance and quality of the produce you can buy is exceptional and all at cheaper than chips prices. In many cases you are probably paying 10% of the price you would pay in a supermarket. There are loads of stalls selling big … Continue reading London Shopping: Bargaintastic Fruit & Veg at Lewisham Market

London: Chanel Pop-up Now Permanent Beautique! Free Manicures

Update to “London Beauty Tip: How To Get A Free Chanel Manicure”. Great news – I heard from Chanel that the Covent Garden pop-up is no longer a pop-up – it’s permanent! If you have any Chanel makeup bits to buy, read about the beautique and how you can get your nails done in effect for  FREE manicure at the first Chanel nail bar. Continue reading London: Chanel Pop-up Now Permanent Beautique! Free Manicures