19 January 2020

Instagram #bestnine vs my favourite nine

Just for fun!

So these were my most liked photos on Instagram during 2019. I actually think they are a good reflection of my style. I am more 'liked' in a dress though it would seem!


12 January 2020

How an Instagram "rest" has affected my style..........

........and what I've been wearing lately!                                                         **some affiliate links used

Hat & Scarf both gifted via Black.co.uk


16 December 2019

What to wear on Christmas Day?

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Hands up who else has already been giving their Christmas Day outfit some thought? We will be spending most of the at home this year so I am going for comfort above all else. If I could get away with staying in my pyjamas all day I would! However, my mum will be joining us and there is a leisurely dog walk on the agenda so I believe something a little bit more luxurious is needed! Lavender Hill Clothing have provided me with just the right outfit......a beautiful set of loungewear!



1 December 2019

My winter skincare routine

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I touched on my skincare routine in my last blogpost about wellbeing so I thought I'd do a run through of the products I'm currently using. I'll start with my evening routine as it's a bit more lengthy! I start by removing my eye make up with a cotton wool pad. I've tried low and high budget options but with eye make-up removers they seem to be much the same whatever you spend. My current favourite is this Nivea one which is currently on offer - half price at just £1.94 in Boots.


29 November 2019

Black Friday Christmas Gift Guide - Going independent

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This is one for the ladies......what I'm about to share is either on my wish list or what I'll be buying for family or friends. I'm straying from the High Street this Christmas and shopping with independent brands and boutiques. Even these small brands are offering great discounts so here's my shopping list!

First up is Sand and Salt who have 25% off their cashmere accessories from Friday through til Monday with code CASHMEREFRI. This slouchy beanie is by Johnstons of Elgin, which is a Scottish manufacturer of cashmere. Now you know I'm a huge fan of Emma Hill and she recently had the opportunity to visit the Johnstons of Elgin Mill in Moray - her tour of the mill is documented here on her YouTube channel. So I was delighted when I realised that Sand & Salt stocked the brand! 


24 November 2019

The Wellbeing One!

And now for something completely different from me. My hope is that this is a useful post. Christmas is a lovely time but can be a bit of a struggle for some. There is much to juggle and it can be a very stressful time. Around six months ago I was having a really hard time. It had been going on for a while.....I mentioned here that I'd put it down to menopause. The symptoms were feeling anxious and overwhelmed most of the time. I've always prided myself on being a glass half full kinda girl but I was very aware that around my friends I was more of a drain than a radiator. What to do to get myself out of this funk?

This kind of message prompted me to write this post - 
thanks to everyone who contacted me to say so.