V. I. BUYS: Why you should meet and make friends with Elvie – a ‘personal’ trainer **Plus Giveaway**

Firstly, I’m going to confess for me to write about something so personal means it had to be something worth shouting about. As here on my blog I don’t share anything I wouldn’t buy, use or give as a gift myself. Be that fashion, interiors or beauty – or, the latest product that every women needs. And, that’s where Elvie steps in. Who or what is Elvie –I hear you ask? Well that’s exactly what I wondered when they asked… View Post

V. I. BUYS: This is 40! The Birthday Wish List – 40 gifts from £1.50 to Priceless

“What do you want for your birthday?”  “Can you give me a list of what you want for your BIG birthday?” “Any ideas for your birthday?” “Shall we just give you money for your birthday this year?” These are just some of the questions I have been asked over the last few weeks as my big 40th approaches.  The thing is – and I don’t want this to sound ungrateful – there is actually nothing I need…or really, really want. … View Post

V. I. BUSY BEES: Hair, nails & a girly day out with Childs Farm… plus our fave toddler good hair day essentials!

A few Saturday’s back Miss Marnie and I took a girlie trip into town to attend a special kids summer hair event. Hosted by Child’s Farm we headed to swish salon Neville Hair and Beauty in Sloane Street. Where Miss M was treated to a whole host of beauty treats… From quick summer hairstyles including this ‘halo braid’ – which is so much easier than it looks.  I have since done it on her myself (and can I say, proudly to… View Post

V. I. BEAUTY: 27 Festival beauty essentials I *think* are needed for Camp Bestival…

(Corrine Day for VOGUE 2005) When you think of festival beauty you think dry shampoo, plaits, face paint and wet wipes. Oh, yes lots of wet wipes. But, when it actually came down to it – I realised I would actually need a whole lot more than that!  As just looking half-decent after a restless night with a toddler or endless late nights working means a whole host of anti-fatigue, flash balms and blusher tricks in the morning. That I figured… View Post