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Recipe | Festive Rocky Road

  Every Christmas Eve we traditionally hold a drop-in day for mince pies and mulled wine at our home. This year I’ve been experimenting with treats and nibbles to offer as an alternative for any mince pie loathing visitors. Ingredients 400g chocolate (We used a mix of 200g milk and 200g dark but you can […]

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LIFESTYLE | SPENDING BANS – GOOD OR BAD?

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SPENDING and BAN are two words that appear frequently in our blogosphere. It’s unsurprising really. Blogs are full of aspirational life goals and pretty things. A knee jerk reaction in imposing a spending ban does seem like an obvious solution. However, I think there’s one major problem with them. During that time it’s easy to […]

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BEAUTY | REVIEW – SOAP & GLORY RADIANCE SERUM

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On my quest to find the right serum for me, I purchased the Soap & Glory Bright and Beautiful 6-in-1 Radiance Serum as part of a Summer shopping trip that promises ‘A luxuriously silky multitasking serum that blurs dark spots and brightens skin instantly, leaving your complexion with a gorgeous, is-her-skin-porcelain-or-naturally-that-beautiful glow.’ The gold toned […]

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BEAUTY | REVIEW – MAYBELLINE MASTER SCULPT

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The Maybelline Master Sculpt is a drugstore contouring palette that joins the slew of similar new to market budget products. I for one am thrilled that the high street is finally catching up with the sculpting offerings of the premium brands, meaning that I can move away from bronzer for shade! I picked up the […]

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LIFESTYLE | FIVE WAYS TO HAPPY – SEPTEMBER

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Hello! Here I am! How was your summer? My healing process is continuing so here are this month’s Five Ways To Happy (you can read the July list here for more ideas). With the start of Autumn, with its crackling leaves, muddy puddles, and the first turns of the heating dial, I sincerely believe that […]

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BEAUTY | REVIEW – JOHN FRIEDA FULL REPAIR HYDRATE + RESCUE

Hello! This post starts with a tale. In November last year I dyed my hair (with a John Frieda at home dye as it happens). I dyed it red. This is a notoriously beautiful colour but it also comes with its own problems as getting rid of it is not easy, especially if like me […]

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