New York Fashion week inspo: beauty icons | V. I. BUYS

If you’re really only just getting your head round the Autumn/Winter trends for 2017  – then you may need to make some space in your mind – and eventually your wardrobes – for what’s coming next season? As fashion moves fast and its time for New York Fashion Week – where the Spring/Summer 2018 trends are making us wish away winter and for summer ’18 to hurry up. Whatever has caught your eye FORGET about that for now as in… View Post

Back to School essentials for… mum | V. I. BUYS

I am officially about to become a school mum. As Miss Marnie starts school in September. I feel like I have been avoiding and planning for this day for a long time. And, from the moment I had to fill in the school application forms time has sped up and now we are days away from saying goodbye to pre-school and hello the school life. I feel like I am on top of the uniform, forms and general school admin… View Post

My fave Cornish organic beauty brands & the ones you need now | V. I. BEAUTY

When we went on our Cornish family holiday earlier this year – which you can read about here – I thought it would be a good opportunity to try some local organic beauty products. Cornwall is home to some of the most innovative and exciting organic beauty products in Britain. Made with local naturally sourced ingredients, natural extracts from plants and herbs and other ecologically responsible ingredients. Now, I love a beautifully packaged, luxury beauty product as much as the next person… View Post

Welcome to #mamamondays… Korres Greek beauty, Little Lulubel party shop & Ozark | V. I. BUYS

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to… View Post

My 10 Holiday must-haves & the #MarkWarnerMum Family Ambassador Programme | V. I. BUSY BEES

I think I was about 9 or 10 when I first went abroad on holiday in the mid-eighties. My dad and step-mum had told my step-brother and I we were going fishing in Devon or some such. Anyway, as you can I imagine we weren’t very excited and when my mum packed my case full of sun-dresses (I remember especially these 2 polka-dot jersey dresses which I loved – anyway I digress!) And, I was like any moody pre-teen grumbling ‘I… View Post