Cruelty Free Beauty UK - Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide: Cruelty Free Beauty

At the beginning of the year I went Cruelty Free in my beauty regime.   I had naively assumed that, living in the enlightened 21st century, animal testing for cosmetics reasons was a thing of the past. Yeah - I was naive! All of my favourite products were tested on animals.  So the past year…

The Travel Lover's Gift Guide: Christmas Gifts for the Endless Traveller

The Travel Lover’s Gift Guide

Travel is the modern twenty-something's hope. We can't afford houses.  We can't afford a decent pension.  We're on zero hour contracts.  We work longer hours for less money.  We get a pay cut every year because our wages don't match inflation. In my area, we need to save £30,000 - £40,000 for a mortgage -…

Independent Jewellery Gift Guide

I'm a big fan of giving jewellery at Christmas; small personalised items that have meaning and love behind them. I wrote about it more extensively here; the little jewels and pendants given to me by loved ones that empower and inspire me every day. The pieces I cherish most carry memories; an affinity and love…

Festive Lingerie: power-lingerie to see you through the Christmas party season. Featuring a review of the Elomi Anushka set.

Festive Lingerie: Elomi Anushka

For me, festive lingerie is about luxurious fabrics in deep jewel tones; a celebration of the season for excess.   But it still needs a purpose, a function.   It needs to look and feel great whilst offering support beneath your Christmas party dress and comfort beneath your winter layers. Now I'm a huge fan of…

Party Season Dressing - The Smart Solution. What to wear for a festive night out. Work to party, day-to-night dressing.

Party Season Dressing – The Smart Solution

Christmas is definitely a time of excess.   If you're like me, you spend money like water. Buying present after present. An extra bottle of port (cause you can never have too much port). A new dress for the office party (because you can't possibly wear the one you wore to different party the week…