My Sephora haul from New York City

My Sephora haul from New York City

Over Christmas and New Year, my sister-in-law went on holiday to New York. She asked us if there was anything we wanted. As a make up lover, my first thought was “OMG, SEPHORA!” and I transferred her some money. We used to have a Sephora at Bluewater in Kent, but that closed years ago. It was an amazing smelling shop with red carpets and I live in hope that one day Sephora will come back to the UK. In the meantime, the products my lovely sister-in-law picked me up will have to tide me over! To my amazement, she picked up everything I asked for (except for one thing that was out of stock) AND surprised me with another palette I’d wanted for my birthday! Anyway, that’s enough teasing. Let’s take a peek! View Post

Molly Brown – children’s jewellery to be treasured

Molly Brown – children’s jewellery to be treasured

Autumn loves borrowing my husband‘s bracelet and trying it on. She absolutely delights in putting it on and looking at it. As such, when Molly Brown approached me to review a piece of their beautiful children’s jewellery, I knew a bracelet would be the perfect choice. Just from browsing through the website, you get a good feel of the quality that they deliver. There are gorgeous choices for everyday wear or special events such as christenings or holy communions. I opted for the Her Love Bangle, which allows for the middle three hearts to be personalised with the child’s initials and I couldn’t wait for it to arrive! View Post

Review: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette

Review: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette

At the end of last year, I was talking to a couple of my best friends about make up. I happened to mention that despite always loving the look of Urban Decay products, I’d never owned any. A couple of weeks later, I received a gorgeous Cath Kidston make up bag, an Urban Decay glitter eyeliner and this Vice Lipstick Palette from her for my birthday. To say I was delighted would be an understatement! I’ve now been using this palette almost daily since January, so I thought I’d write up a little review of it. View Post

8 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

8 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

The main focus of the last few days has, of course, been the snow. We’ve had lots of it here in Kent and the roads have been quite unsafe. As such, we haven’t managed to get out Mother’s Day shopping yet. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. However, it’s creeping up fast as Mother’s Day is now only next weekend on Sunday 11th March! Here’s some gift ideas – most of which you can buy online to save you going out in the ice and cold weather. View Post

QUIZ – The new generation office dress code

QUIZ – The new generation office dress code

Revamp your workwear wardrobe

How we dress ourselves for work differs drastically depending on our personal style and workplace environment. Even over the past few years, workwear has transformed, and it seems so strange to think that the workplace was once filled with formal suits, smart blouses and an almost exclusively monochrome colour palette.

Trends — such as after-work socialising — have influenced what we accept as standard workplace attire. However, while this is great for giving us more fashion freedom, it isn’t without its difficulties. Go too casual and you risk an awkward chat with your manager about appropriateness, while a formal outfit may look like you’re over-dressing to your colleagues.

Looking for advice on creating flawless workplace outfits? Browse our 2018 office dress code style guide for advice… View Post