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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Being you: The importance of being true to yourself

Secret Identity: Being you

I recently watched the film ‘The Danish Girl’.  (Yes I know where have I been?)  For those who don’t know, it’s about the transgender pioneer, Lili Elbe.  It took nearly an entire lifetime for her to be true to who she really was.  Despite living in an era where you were liable to be certified […]

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Becoming a parent for the first time: Parent Job Description

Job Vacancy - Parent

I’ve been going through a few slightly stressful situations with one of my offspring recently.  These are all things that are beyond their control, but that I as a parent feel immense pressure to handle correctly.  It got me to thinking.  Parenthood – if thought of in terms of a ‘job’ – is a pretty […]

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5 Easy ways to instantly boost your mood anytime & anywhere

5 Easy ways to instantly boost your mood

Before we look at how to boost your mood, let’s quickly explore why it’s so important to boost your mood in the first place… Our moods often dictate the tone of our day.  They govern the types of interaction we have with other people and form our perception of everything.  Whilst acknowledging that we can’t […]

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5 Steps to a (well kept secret) self-tan

5 Steps to a (well kept secret) self-tan

Whether you want to achieve a tan minus the sun-exposure, a bronzed boost or if you’re anything like me – you just want to constantly look one step above anaemic ghost – a self-tan could be for you.  Self-tanning products with their dramatically improved formulas, have come a long a way from the days of […]

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Recommended: Self-Tanning Superstar Products

Recommended self tanning superstars

Here are my favourite self-tanning products for achieving a beautifully natural looking self-tan… [This article contains affiliate links.  To find out more here] Garnier Summer Body* A moisturising lotion with a hint of tanning ingredient to gradually build a natural-looking tan.  Enriched with natural extract of apricot, this light, fast-absorbing formula is easily applied and smells […]

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10 fun things to do in Dubai with kids.

10 Fun things to do with kids in Dubai

So you’ve booked (or you’re thinking about booking) a holiday to Dubai and you want to know fun things to do in Dubai with your kids?  Well, firstly congratulations (or if you fall into the latter camp – what the heck are you waiting for?).  You are in for a fun-filled family holiday! Here are […]

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The beauty of a beauty box and how to know which beauty box is for you

The beauty of a beauty box (and how to pick the right one for you)

Since beauty boxes first launched many moons ago, they have progressed from a potential passing craze into an accepted and (in some cases) staple part of the beauty product buying routine.  With an increasing number of beauty retailers/industry bigwigs introducing their own mini beauty product treasure troves to market, we as consumers are now spoilt […]

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Win a Family of 4 Gift Voucher to Cadbury World.

Cadbury World Twitter Competition

To share the love of all things chocolate, I’m offering one lucky person the chance to WIN a Family of 4 Cadbury World UK admission gift voucher. Entry couldn’t be simpler: Head over to Twitter RT the competition tweet Follow @liveprettyhappy Like and comment telling me your favourite chocolate bar Entry closes at 6PM (UK) […]

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