Review Tuesday: Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, Thermaliv Soin Nuit Night Cream and AfterSpa Magic Makeover Cloth…

I'm writing a review about products I actually want to check out this week. I needed the opportunity to treat myself and washing detergent is lovely but it doesn't feel much like retail therapy. I am getting older. "No!", you say, "she's like Peter Pan". Well even Nevermind gets forgotten, dear readers...or becomes the nightmarish … Continue reading Review Tuesday: Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, Thermaliv Soin Nuit Night Cream and AfterSpa Magic Makeover Cloth…

What to do on a Friday 13th – “Get out of the Water”!

I have just had a wonderful day. Really, truly delightful - so delightful, in fact, that I forgot the date. What's in a date, anyway? It's just a number, after all. However, without dates and holidays and big, pertinent events, blogs would probably dry up. There's only so much that I can draw on from … Continue reading What to do on a Friday 13th – “Get out of the Water”!

Review Tuesday – Ecover non-bio laundry liquid and concentrated fabric conditioner…

I rarely do reviews - although, if you want to read some, I recommend - but I was sent a goodie bag from the kind people at Ecover last September. I've only just got round to writing this review because I had moved into a new flat with a new (to me) washing machine and … Continue reading Review Tuesday – Ecover non-bio laundry liquid and concentrated fabric conditioner…

Review: Poundland smoky eye products

A while ago I wanted some new hair grips for the kids. And some apricot lightbulbs (super flattering). And some Pom Bears to go with cream of asparagus cup-a-soup - try it, it's better than you'd expect. Anyway I thought I'd buy some nail polish...then a little...you see where this is going. £13 down on … Continue reading Review: Poundland smoky eye products

Beauty Tuesday review: all the oils…

If you follow my Facebook feed, you may have been subjected to my recent video post during which I demonstrated my ability to talk crap and stroke my face. I apologise profusely. Happily, that dire event has resulted in me acquiring some wisdom - which I intend to share with you, my patient readers. I decided to … Continue reading Beauty Tuesday review: all the oils…

Beauty Tuesday review: Max Factor Glossfinity nail polish

After the success of the Aqua Mirabilis skincare review a fortnight ago I thought maybe I should really give Beauty Tuesday a bit more of a push. At the very least it would mean that I looked a bit spiffier. I gauge how I am by a few simple markers. After I had babies taking a shower … Continue reading Beauty Tuesday review: Max Factor Glossfinity nail polish

Roger et Gallet Le Soin Aura Mirabilis skincare routine review…

Aura MIrabilis has a kind of cult beauty reputation in France. R&G publish a lot of blather about it - 'Nearly 300 years ago, monks created a powerful natural remedy called "Aura Mirabilis" that could be drunk or applied to the skin for numerous properties. At the heart of the remedy, 18 distilled officinal plants … Continue reading Roger et Gallet Le Soin Aura Mirabilis skincare routine review…

Patisserie Valerie Coffee and Cake Blogger Morning

Obviously, my life is highly glamorous. My children are picturesque and cared for by nannies; my baths are long and Cleopatra-esque in scale; my fridge is full of caviar and champagne; my walk in wardrobes are multiple; my footwear only has red soles and... Actually, contrary to popular belief, bloggers have pretty normal lives in … Continue reading Patisserie Valerie Coffee and Cake Blogger Morning