How to do your makeup in only 5 minutes

How to do your makeup in only 5 minutes. Image of peppermint makeup bag with various makeup products and brushes coming out of it

5-minute makeup has been a necessity most mornings for me for years now.  Nothing will throw you off a perfect smokey eye quite like the sound of a toddler as it wreaks havoc around your home – all before 7am.  Even with a more hectic lifestyle, makeup remained (still remains) a much-loved part of who […]

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Happy Travels: Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Happy Travels: Center Parcs Woburn Forest. Image of Center Parcs Woburn Forest

‘Family, I have a surprise for you!’ announced my husband with a triumphant smile on his face.  Fairly certain that the news wasn’t going to be we’re pregnant – I mean I would know right?!  I listened in with much anticipation.  ‘For Mum & Dad’s anniversary next week, we are all going to Center Parcs’  […]

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June well-being focus: Calmness

It’s a new month and that can only mean one thing on Living.Pretty.Happy… Time for a new well-being focus. For June we will be focusing on calmness.  Not only feeling calm & relaxed but also by working on our peace of mind. That ability to find peace within yourself despite your world making noises around […]

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Are you living the life of your dreams?

Are you living the life of your dreams? Image of Your dream life starts here & Dream Life Journal

Anyone who has sat in my home office (or accompanied me on a shopping trip), is aware of my love for Kikki.K, a beautiful stationery brand designed to inspire & empower you to live your best life every day.  What’s not to love about that? This year I was fortunate to attend a well-being event […]

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5 Fun kid-friendly things to do in Malta

Fun things to do in Malta with kids. Image of young girl playing by a water fountain in Valletta Malta.

Here’s the third and final part of my Happy Travels Malta mini-series.  You can catch up on the first two here: 10 Things you should know about Malta and here: Happy Travels: Where you absolutely should go in Malta This time I’m concentrating on the little ones!  As a parent, picking a destination that will also make […]

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May well-being focus: Self-development

May Well-being Focus: Self-Development

Hello, welcome to May & the second of our well-being focus months.  This month the focus will be on you! And more specifically the development of you.  Self-development is all about feeling you’re improving, developing & advancing.  It’s about letting go of negative beliefs about yourself and driving yourself forward.  I’ve personally been on a […]

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Happy Travels: Where you absolutely should go in Malta

Happy Travels: Where you absolutely should go in Malta. Image of a Valletta side street

Continuing on with my Malta mini-series (and assuming you’re up to speed on 10 Things you should know about Malta) let’s talk about things to do in Malta! As you may be aware by now, I have grown-up visiting Malta and WITHOUT FAIL, these are the places I visit absolutely every time I’m there.  Get ready […]

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April Well-being Focus: Happiness

April Well-being Focus: Happiness. Graphic displaying the words April is all about Happiness on Living.Pretty.Happy

Happy April everyone!  And no I’m not attempting to April Fool’s anyone, April really is going to be all about Happiness (well on Living.Pretty.Happy at least that is!) Every month, we’ll be focusing on one of the 14 identified areas that are often attributed as an important element of our well-being.  When each of these elements is […]

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Face Invaders: dealing with spots in adulthood

Featured graphic for dealing with spots in adults. Young woman is holding pink balloons in front of her face wearing a white t-shirt against a blue background

Seriously? Spots appearing when we’re adults? Didn’t we deal with that trauma as teenagers?  Why do these little puss-filled joy killers feel the need to reacquaint themselves with us and invade our faces? Yes, unfortunately, spots in adults is really a thing!  It’s more common than many of us want to acknowledge.  Whether you’re in […]

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Bloggers Award. Image of Close-up of word BLOG on a typewriter sheet

You know how they say you wait ages for a bus and then two come along at once?  Well whilst this has nothing to do with buses,  I have actually been really honoured to receive two nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award this week!  You can imagine the sunshine-y, grateful, smiley, happy dance I’ve been […]

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