Milan Fashion Week: Classic Italian perfumes you should own

Since starting this blog I have wanted to stick to my fashion roots – having been a stylist and fashion editor on national magazines for over 16 years – but, I’ve always wanted them to be a little more fun and reflect my blog style. In the past I have used fashion week to inspire posts about children books, children’s fashion and children’s toys. And, recently I used London, Milan, New York and of course, Paris as the basis for…

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Welcome to #mamasmondays… Friction Free Shaving Box, Isla Apothecary and LanaiBLO

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…

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New mama in a beauty hurry – fast fix bathroom must-haves

A classic book that all mamas will relate to (By Jill Murphy) In the early days of new motherhood just getting dressed in the morning seemed to take forever – and as for showering/hair washing well that can feel like a lifetime. So, it’s no wonder your regular beauty regime takes a bit of a back seat. Of course, as a new mum and you know as a normal person – you still need to do these things – but there’s…

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10 fashion & beauty buys…inspired by #vibmamas on Instagram

 Inspired by my recent posts on my favourite and most stylish mamas on Instagram. (See Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) I thought I would take a closer look at these cool mamas and try to work out the style secrets they all shared. And, it seems none of them leave the house, do the nursery/school run or of course, take their Instagram #selfie without one or more of these chic essentials. So, add some insta-glam to your look with…

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Bath time essentials for a peaceful evening

Working on a magazine you get to try a lot beauty products – and I mean a lot. And, even though that is fun you soon suss out what works and what doesn’t. When I left Now magazine to go on maternity I was sent off with a bag full of baby goodies from the Beauty Ed and I couldn’t wait to try them all out… So, here I give you my top 9 best bath time treats that have worked for…

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