Quick Review: Trilogy Rosehip Oil


Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

 I was a bit apprehensive when I decided to make the move from my trusted hydraluron serum to this little number from Trilogy having never used a facial oil before. I was concerned that it would make even my dry skin greasy but, knowing that it is apparently the secret to Kate Middleton’s stunning complexion, I decided to take a punt. Safe to say I was very pleasantly surprised. I have been using this gem morning and night under my usual moisturisers (or if I’m having a make-up free day sometimes on its own) and it has left my skin supple and hydrated. With no real scent either I think that there is little to dislike about this product and the benefits are plentiful. It makes my skin feel wonderful and that I’m giving it the hydration that it really needs through completely natural means.

As a dry skin sufferer it is the perfect accompaniment to my everyday skincare routine.


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Style Inspiration: Emily Blunt

Hello darlings,

I first fell in love with Emily Blunt when she starred in Devil Wears Prada, although which fashion loving gal didn’t? But honestly it was in The Young Victoria with her compelling portrayal of Queen Victoria that she captured my heart. She is the epitome of class and decorum in general and in the way in which she dresses. I love the fact that everything she wears on the red carpet is incredibly ladylike yet never boringly predictable, mixing it up with an interesting cut, embellishment or stunning colour.

One thing’s for sure: I want to be like Ms Blunt when I grow up.


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Centre Court Style

Today marks the second Tuesday of Wimbledon and safe to say I have been glued to the TV so far which I’m sure will only continue as the tournament hots up. I have however not only been appreciating the quality of tennis but also loving the style of all of the spectators as well. There is certainly an undoubtable sophistication that the whole ceremony of Wimbledon demands across the board.


Dress | Earrings | Sunglasses | Heels | Handbag | Lipstick

When I was thinking about the fundamentals of a Wimbledon outfit I obviously couldn’t escape the essential white. This Mango dress is delightful; stylish, simple and of course a brilliant white. Nevertheless I wanted to mix up the look with some bright colours and different textures- these earrings for me add some interest and individuality. And finally who could forget the need for a pair of classic sunglasses.


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Spring Layering 101 

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It’s finally starting to warm up here in Blighty, just about, so I’m looking forward to shifting to my spring wardrobe which for me, is all about light, bright layers. I think that spring is one of the hardest times of the year to dress for, with the weather being so changeable, so I’ve put together a few outfits to answer that need. I have to say Zara has pulled out all of the stops for this S/S range, it’s pretty spectacular…

   Dress | Cardigan | Jacket | Shoes (all Zara)

  Jumper | Blouse | Skirt | Handbag (all Zara)

 Tank Top | Coat | Trousers | Cardigan (all Zara)


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Style Inspiration: SJP

There are few women in the world (if any) who can mix prints better or has a greater shoe collection than Sarah Jessica Parka. She always looks ladylike, fresh and inspires me greatly in how she can pull an outfit together.

As Carrie or SJP herself this lady is the style icons of all style icons…




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Style Inspiration: Michelle Dockery

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Being a lady on screen and off means that I’ve always admired Michelle Dockery aka Lady Mary in the much loved Downton Abbey. She is always one of my favourite looks come award season as her use of classic lines, colour and print are much to be admired. For me she is the epitome of elegant English style…














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Valentine’s Day Date Looks

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so I thought I’d put together a few date looks just in case you were in search of a little inspiration…


Dress | Lipstick | Clutch | Heels


Top | Skirt | Clutch | Necklace | Heels


Dress | Clutch | Bracelet | Heels


Dress | Earrings | Clutch | Heels


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6 Ways to be More Mindful


This is perhaps a different post to my norm but it is about something I feel really passionate about so I hope you enjoy.

Being mindful and mindfulness in general seems to be very of the moment but actually practicing it is perhaps a different story. We live a lot of the time on autopilot so much so that sometimes it can get to 9 o’clock, we can be at work or school and have no clue how we got there. Mindfulness is all about taking the time to step back and notice what is going on around and inside of us. It helps me a lot. When my chronic pain increases in intensity, for example during a back spasm, it allows me to get a little space between what is going on in my thoughts, body and all around me, but generally I also believe that it helps me appreciate the beauty of day to day life. Here are my tips to everyday mindfulness…

1. When in the shower, stop for a second, close your eyes and feel the drops of trickle down your body.

2. When you eat your dinner, or perhaps a mouthful of that well deserved chocolate, savour it- think about the taste, texture even temperature.

3. When apply your makeup notice how applying the cool foundation feels with your fingers, the softness of your blusher brush, how the lipstick feels sliding onto your lips etc

4. On your route to work/school look up at the sky, feel the sun- or more likely in good old Blighty, the wind- on your face, take time as it were to smell the roses (metaphorically or in reality if at all possible)

5. At your desk, take three deep breaths, then try and notice five things you can hear, see and touch and five body sensations you are experiencing- I find this one the perfect way to de stress.

6. Take a moment to stretch in a quite space, taking note on how it makes your body feel, where is the tension in your body which you can focus on and breathe into

These aren’t meant to last a long time, 30 seconds can sometimes be all it takes. Of course if you want to spend a bit longer doing it, by all means do so!


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