Do eye creams really work?

Do eye creams really work? Close up of woman's eye area with dots of eye cream underneath her right eye

Up until recently I rarely used eye-creams.  I didn’t believe I needed to and the ones I did use didn’t seem to do anything noticeable.  Besides, there were no glaringly obvious concerns that a decent amount of concealer couldn’t fix.  But that belief all changed in an instant with just one picture. Here’s the picture […]

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The power of positivity – How thinking positively changed my life.  

The Power of Positivity: How positive thinking changed my life. Image of man cutting IM from the word Impossible to make the word read possible

Years ago I was stuck in a rut.  My mindset was very negative.  Bad things happen to me.  Bad things happen to those I love.  There is nothing I can do to control my circumstances.  I am a victim.  I think I was suffering from what somebody had described as the ‘snowball effect’.  One bad […]

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Recommended:  Multi-use Beauty Products

Recommended: Multi-use beauty products. Images of NARS The Multiple makeup stick in Orgasm shade, NUXE Huile Prodigieuse bottle and Dr PawPaw Multipurpose soothing balm all in a row against a white background

Multi-use Beauty Products offer a multitude of beauty benefits all in one convenient little package. Here are my top 5 recommended Multi-use beauty products.

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How to beat post-holiday blues 

How to beat post-holiday blues

There is nothing quite like a holiday to raise your happiness levels.  New sights, sounds, experiences, memories.  A break from the everyday.  A chance to spend quality time with loved ones.  Time to relax, have fun and just leave it all behind for a while.  They say time flies whilst you’re having fun and before you […]

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10 Free & Easy Activities to Keep the Kids Happy

10 Free & Easy Activities to keep the kids happy

I worked out recently, my average visit (with two children in tow) to the local soft play costs me on average £40 per visit.  Add this to the odd £10 activity here and there and before you know it, you’ve spent enough to bankroll a mini break! However, it is possible to keep the kids […]

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Paraben-free beauty: What are parabens & do you really need to be free of them?

Entering the Paraben-Free Zone: What are parabens & do you really need to be free of them?

Recently I’ve noticed the claim – Paraben-free – on more and more of the beauty products I’ve purchased.  Whilst knowing nothing about parabens, I naturally assumed it must be a positive said product was free of them – congratulations shampoo, you’re free! Awesome job!  But this made me think.  Did this mean paraben containing products […]

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Recommended: Paraben-free skincare

Recommended: Paraben free skincare

Paraben-free – the proud badge beauty products have increasingly been spotted wearing.  Here are some of my favourite paraben-free products…

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Are you kind to yourself? The importance of kindness.

Are you kind to yourself? Kindness

Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. It can be shown to people you know or complete strangers.  So many ways to show kindness to others. But how often do we offer those behaviours to ourselves? 

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Living.Pretty. Hygge in Copenhagen: Top 5 hygge inducing moments.

Living.pretty.happy in Copenhagen

The most amazing concept I’ve ever been introduced to, I learned whilst in Copenhagen.  If you’ve not heard of it before, allow me to introduce you to Hygge. As an active partaker of finding happiness in each moment – I was more than happy to allow Copenhagen to work it’s Hygge magic on me.

Here are my top 5 Hygge inducing moments from our trip…

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Setting the Tone – why should you use toner?

Setting the tone - Why you need to use toner

Cleanse, tone, moisturise.  The holy trinity of the skincare routine.  Whilst the benefits of the first and last steps pretty much explain themselves – many are often left questioning, what the heck is and why should you use toner? Toners are ‘enriched’ liquids that take mere seconds to use after cleansing your skin.  Most usually […]

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Being Mindful – Is mindfulness for you?

Being mindful - Is mindfulness for you?

Whenever somebody mentioned mindfulness meditation to me previously, I always imagined people sitting around barefoot and cross-legged sporting tie-dye clothing in a room full of dream catchers chanting ‘om’ and banging mini symbols together with the smell of burning sandalwood incense sticks penetrating the air.  Whilst perfectly acceptable – having never been in touch with […]

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Recommended Facial Cleansers (For all skin types)

Recommended: Facial Cleansers (For all skin types)

It’s really important to love your cleanser – especially as we often have to use one at the time of day when we have the least want or energy to!  So I’ve selected my recommended facial cleansers based on a range of application and removal methods – a key criteria in selecting the best cleanser for you.  

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Stopping Self-Sabotage – How to break the habit.

Stopping Self-Sabotage: a journey to break the habit

The plan had been to sit and write this article at 10am today.  It’s now 11.02am.  On my way to my office, I stopped to water the garden plants, do the washing up, put the washing away – all jobs that can wait.  None of them as important as my actual work, but all tools […]

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Happy Days Out: Tower of London Review

Days Out: Tower of London

On the North bank of the River Thames, in the heart of Central London sits the nearly 1000-year-old Tower of London.  Steeped in the type of history that even the most reluctant non-historian will struggle not to find – at the very least – intriguing; this is a day out guaranteed to be a multi-generational […]

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