Sunday, 20 January 2019

january favourites

Thought I would share with you some of the things I am currently loving. As my friends will know, I'm perennially drawn to home comforts over extravagant outings, so it won't be surprising to hear that this January (and in my birthday week no less) I am all about cosy knitwear, luxurious scents, excellent podcasts and a decadent tipple or two (no dry January here).


Tuesday, 18 December 2018

the december wish list

Part last-minute Christmas shopping ideas, part items I'm hoping will go into the sales, it's safe to say I wouldn't mind finding any of the goodies on this December wish list under my tree. If you do still have gifts left to buy (um, definitely not me), you can't go wrong with a classic coffee liqueur (delivered next day with Amazon Prime), a chic pair of earrings (these beauts from Whistles are already reduced!) or a decadent lingerie set. As for the sales, do what I do every year and head straight to your local Space NK on Boxing Day; their in-store sales far surpass online and if you're lucky you'll find one or more of these beauty sets for half price.

Made Elisa marble bookends / £16 (reduced from £20)
Whistles flat disc hoop earrings / £18 (reduced from £25)


Sunday, 9 September 2018

september beauty favourites

beauty favourites sept 18

Here are a few of the beauty products I'm currently loving...

Monday, 27 August 2018

desk styling


Sorry for the radio silence - I moved house a couple of months ago and that along with getting a kitten shortly afterwards, plus work being hectic, has meant little time for anything blog-wise lately (check my Instagram for plenty of kitten spam though!) Anyway, I wanted to break the drought to share my tips on styling a desk. I didn't have room for a desk in my flat, which meant that whenever I had to work from home it was just a laptop on the sofa, which is never terribly inspiring. I'm a huge believer in your work environment having a massive impact on your productivity, so I was determined to turn my new desk into the perfect spot to inspire lots of hard work (and hopefully more writing!)

Saturday, 21 April 2018

the april wish list

The sun is out at last! So I'm craving bright colours and prints... Just kidding, still all dressed in black here. However, sandals, a swimming costume and the perfect solution to workwear in the heat (aka the jumpsuit) make April's wish list suitably summery.


Saturday, 3 March 2018

my skincare routine


I don't know about you but I'm always fascinated by other people's skincare routines. One of my favourite blogs at the moment is Space NK's Inside Space, particularly its "Sunday Sessions" feature, which asks a different woman each week about her routine to wind down on a Sunday night (spoiler alert: it almost always includes a Diptyque candle, so these are my kind of women). In that spirit, I thought I would share my own skincare routine, for morning and night. It is sometimes supplemented by a face mask, and I vary my serums, but other than that it pretty much stays the same. Anyway I hope you find it interesting.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

dreaming of spring

It's that really annoying time of year when you're totally done with winter and ready for light jackets, open toed shoes and breezy trousers, but the weather is not playing ball. This week has been absolutely freezing here in the UK and I keep woefully underestimating the chill and dressing in mid-length white culottes and backless mules.

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