My skin care regime is pretty basic. Cleanse, moisturize, and hit the hay. Pretty simple. Turns out, I was missing a trick; facial oil. Now, some of you readers may remember me simply raving about the NUXE Multi-Purpose Dry Oil and its true – I can’t get enough of that stuff, but I have yet to use it on my face… Why? My oily t-zone, that’s why. It’s a nightmare.
My love affair with France knows no bounds. What’s not to love? Exceptionally good wine, cheese, coffee (my main food groups) and of course, la mode. Après tout, everyone wants to do Parisian chic. Buy a book, there’s plenty to choose from and you too can achieve that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that’s so typically français. Or you could just wear a Breton top (and no, not with a beret –
“It’s hard to believe that just a little while ago this was nothing but ingredients.” – Phoebe Buffay Afternoon tea, the activity du jour for ladies who like to lunch, is all the more enjoyable when home spun. Let them eat cake, Mary Berry’s Victoria Sponge Cake. Mary Berry I am not, but what with it being Mothering Sunday, a bunch of tulips and afternoon tea for two with Mother
Matthew McConaughey skipped the red carpet. Maybe he knew something we didn’t. A little like the awards ceremony itself (yes, we were there *cough*) Sunday’s red carpet style was a little… beige. Recently, the red carpet has come under quite a bit of scrutiny. Questions are being bandied about as to whether or not it’s fair to objectify these Hollywood stars (notably the female celebrities) as they walk the red carpet
The Babysitter’s Club and the Topsy Tail tool. Two things I was never without as a youngster. This handy little hair tool was particularly favored by my mother who could relax in the knowledge that this hair trick could keep my unruly curly locks tamed and I would look somewhat groomed for school. Little did she know that later down the line, the Topsy Tail would still be my hair hero.
“When I’m old and grey, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.” – Ava Gardner Proof that with a red lip and bold brow, you can do no wrong. Ah, the good old days of Hollywood, when studios ruled the world and Amal’s gloves wouldn’t have looked out
How not to host a dinner party. For those interested in baking, cooking, knitting, any form of domestic goddess goodness, you will not find such interests here. I am much too shallow a writer for that and live by the motto “if I can’t nuke it, I won’t cook it” which sums up my love affair with the microwave. Alas, coaxed and co-erced by my “friends”, I agreed to host
A friend recently asked me what beauty product I just couldn’t live without and straightaway my response was this little lifesaver: The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver. This can be found in my handbag, on my desk and on my dressing table. I simply cannot get enough of it. Packed full of natural goodness, this will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and beautifully radiant. The secret is the Amazonian camu
Is it just us or are we expecting too much? I mean, if we looked like any of those ladies on the red carpet we would be happy but as far as the fashion stakes go… this year’s Globes were a little ‘meh’. And we’re not talking about J Lo’s! Ahem, Mr. Renner! Sure, the Golden Globe Awards are about the acting chops and yeah okay, they’re saving themselves for the
“When in doubt wear red” – Bill Blass You would be mistaken for thinking that red shoes are for those only in Oz or a rather sinister ballet, but these red heels of mine are fast becoming my go-to pair, leaving my black Saint Laurent sandals in the dust. Red shoes are favored by Taylor Swift and so by default, we love them. Skinny jeans, western style shirt and red