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do dogs make you happy

Do Dogs Make You Happy?

Do Dogs Make You Happy? Do dogs make you happy? So many of us own dogs and choose to share our hearts, homes and sofas with our four legged friends. So what is it that we find so enjoyable about owning a dog? Should I get a Dog? Firstly, owning a dog isn’t the right Read the full article…


Rose Water Toner Benefits

Rose Water Toner Benefits

There are very few rose skincare products that I don’t love. A good quality rose water lotion is one one of my favourite French skincare must haves. Rose water, cornflower water and witch hazel hydrolats are an integral part of a traditional French skincare routine. Natural botanical toners each have their different uses and the Read the full article…


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…


Getting organised at home

Getting Your House in Order

2019 started with a bang for us, a traumatic, serious illness for one of us, then flu for two of us, then more serious illness – all washed down with a good dose of anxiety about it all in the weeks that followed. Not the best start to the fresh new year, but we are 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…