Beauty

French Flick eyeliner

Getting The French Flick!

I’d started to lose hope with eyeliners as after the age of 40 I found it harder and harder to create a smart line on my wrinkly eyes but I do love a French Flick to elongate the eyeline and create a more awake look! Arghhh, so annoying when your tried and tested method doesn’t Read the full article…


co washing for beginners

Co Washing – A Test Run

Goodmorning! So, this morning’s Monday musing is a beauty based one concerning wavy hair and the art of Co Washing. I am the proud owner of very badly behaved hair. Not only is it fine but it’s wavy, and has basically looked pretty much the same since I was about 7 give or take a Read the full article…


How to Be Better at Blogging

I’ve recently taken a short break from blogging, because, in all honesty, I needed to reassess where I was with it all. I will let you into a secret, I have at times over the past few years found many aspects of blogging – particularly the financials, gets right on my tits. Unfortunately, in our Read the full article…


winter skincare tips Vaseline

5 Trusted Skincare Tips for Winter Skin

Wow, it’s getting cold, isn’t it?! As soon as the winter rolls around I make sure I start my cold-weather skincare regime – after all, prevention is better than cure, right? It’s not just the freezing temperatures outside but also the drying effects of heating inside that can play havoc with skin. Here are some Read the full article…


custom made botanical skincare paris

Laboté Paris – Custom Made Botanical Skincare Products

Every now and again when you click on one of those Instagram follow suggestions, you come across a real gem. Laboté Paris custom made botanical skincare is one of them. An exciting, fresher look at skincare products, made to measure in Paris. What’s not to love about that? The brains behind the Paris based skincare brand Read the full article…


How Embarrassing, I’ve Got Mobile Phone Hand!

Well, there is nothing more complex to this post than the title would leave you to believe. Until a fortnight ago I was actually, believe it or not suffering from mobile phone hand! My thumb on the left hand was really stiff and stuck in a claw like position while my finger on the right Read the full article…


Is it Possible to Look 10 Years Younger?

I used to love the way in France I got called Mademoiselle, it made me feel so young! Then one day, I was in a shop and was addressed as Madame! I clearly now look my age, 41. Do you?  Do you think it’s possible with the right routine and wardrobe to actually take years Read the full article…


Why does hair turn grey

Why Does Your Hair Turn Grey?

Grey is literally one of my favourite colours, our home is full of it. From pale dove-grey to dark anthracite, I literally cannot get enough of it paired with crisp white. I am less keen on it appearing on my head however. I am lucky that until my 40th birthday I didn’t have a single Read the full article…


Do You Body Brush?

Do you body brush? The first time I tried this it felt as though I had taken sandpaper to my skin – I won’t lie I wasn’t convinced. However, with age, more visible cellulite ( ew) and the need to incorporate an invigorating start into my morning regime, I’m a convert, here’s why. Dry Brushing Read the full article…


Dieting in your 40s

Dieting in your 40s – Should You Bother?

It’s time for me to fess up, my name is Katie and I have been a serial dieter most of my adult life. I am not enormous yet I need to lose weight. According to my BMI chart I am teetering on the side of obesity. Shocking! I have tried most diets, succeeded on some Read the full article…


Marseille soap natural facial cleanser

Marius Fabre Marseille Soap – A Natural Facial Cleanser

A friend of mine has been using French Marseille soap as a natural facial cleanser for years and her skin looks incredible. I’ve tried all kinds of different natural cleansers including the Charcoal varieties which actually smell on the whole quite synthetic. Marseille Soap – A Beautifully Natural Facial Cleanser I’ve previously featured my favourite Read the full article…