A rose by any other name

To give hard-working hands a luxurious boost, look no further than the decadent Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Hand Lotion.

MoBHLoWave goodbye to dry, out-of-condition hands and nails with this clinically proven moisturising blend.

It contains rhubarb extract to keep hands healthy, rose extract to help moisturise, and the aromas of zesty yuzu, grapefruit and mandarin.

This is vivacious, fizzy and tempting.



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Rhubarb; no custard

For a fruity hint of colour for your lips as the new week begins, try a quick slick of Burt’s Bees Rhubarb Lip Shimmer.

BuBeRLSThis gives naturally stunning, rich lip colour with the moisturising benefits of Shea butter, antioxidant rich ingredients and the signature Burt’s Bees peppermint flavor.


Condition, smooth and highlight your lips with this wonderful shimmering shade. Natural ingredients including vitamin E and coconut and sunflower oils nourish and moisturise your lips. While the luminescent earth pigments add a hint of colour to the natural beeswax lip balm to give your lips the extra little lift they need.


It’s time to pucker up with shimmery colour.




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No bark without a bite

If a Saturday night on the town has left your mind fuzzy and the inside of your mouth furry, help is at hand.

Reach out a fragile, hungover hand for some Atomic Toothy Tabs, a natural alternative to traditional toothpaste, brought to you by the experts at Lush.

LAtomicThis solid toothpaste in tab form gently cleans your teeth, refreshes your mouth, and soothes ulcers as it’s made with cinnamon and cloves, bicarbonate of soda, kaolin powder, and essential oils. Plus, there’s no environmental fallout: instead of aluminium or plastic toothpaste tubes that go into landfill, the company uses a recycled paper box.

Simply nibble between your front teeth to break up the tab and start brushing.

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Be Queen for a day

To feel like a Princess today, hold your head high, walk with poise and indulge in a spritz or two of Christina Aguilera Royal Desire Eau de Parfum.

ChrAgRDEdperThis is a fruity and warm fragrance for the moments in life when you demand to be treated well!

This is a scent for women who love to feel desirable and exquisite. The fragrance exudes both elegance and sensuality, giving women a luxurious experience. It’s an Oriental fruity blend with both rich floral as well as warm sensual notes, creating a luxurious appeal.

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Fast Friday – Join the express lane

For a quick and effective way to transform your look from day to night as you bid farewell to the office and hello to a night out on the town, grab yourself a box of Elegant Touch Express Nails Trend in ‘Peach Ombre’.

ElegToPOPart of the Trend Collection, mix and match these pretty Peach Ombre nails to add a touch of fun to your outfit.

UV Gel technology provides that added benefit of a salon gel meaning the nail won’t chip, the top coat won’t scratch and the nail stays bright and strong for the entire wear.

These nails come pre-glued for easy application and will give fantastic results for up to one week when applied according to the instructions. They’re made with flexible material that gives the nails a more natural looking appearance and allows for a comfortable, long-lasting fit.

They last up to seven days, meaning no nail drying time and no more chipping,

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Themed Thursday – The gentle touch

Sometimes we all need to be looked after, cosseted and treated gently. There is also a great choice of beauty products that are designed to treat your skin with care too. So treat yourself to a little gentleness.

ClClWFor a fresh face, go for new formula Clean & Clear Truly Gentle Wipes from Johnson & Johnson. These effectively and gently remove impurities and make-up, even waterproof mascara, and give clean, soft, nourished skin in one easy step.

Or pick Garnier Clean And Fresh Ultra Gentle Make Up Remover, containing a fresh formula with the same pH level as your tears, that respects the delicate eye contour area and enriched with cornflower extract to remove eye make-up effectively whilst soothing the skin.GarG



FrSElWake yourself up with Freshskin by Elemis Peachy Perfect Gentle Face Wash, a gentle daily face wash that is bursting with zingy lemon, hydrating chicory and soothing chamomile to leave skin looking healthier, brighter and peachy perfect.

For a natural way to refine and polish the skin without stripping its protective barrier while moisturising and nourishing for a healthy glow, as you purify the mind, body, soul and senses, you need Australian BushFlower Gentle Exfoliating Cream; a profound cleansing organic formulation to gently exfoliate dirt, make-up and dead skin cells to promote a more radiant complexion.AuBFLGExf

JaKShAnd for clean hair without any tears, choose Jason Kids Only Extra Gentle shampoo, for children of all ages. Today’s polluted environment and water can be harsh on young children’s hair and skin. This is specifically formulated with extra-mild botanical surfactants to cleanse gently, thoroughly and in total comfort. Certified organic extracts of Chamomile and Marigold help calm and soothe, and it’s mild enough for daily use.






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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

It’s always lovely to win something; from a trophy at school sports day, to a free bar of chocolate at the supermarket. So, I was delighted to be nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Clare at Clare’s Blogging.

The rules for this award are pretty simple.

The rules:

– Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.

– Put the award logo on your blog.

– Answer the ten questions they have set you.

– Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.

– Nominate up to ten new people.

The questions Clare set me:

1. Do you prefer make up brushes or sponges?

Probably brushes as they allow for a lighter application, although for things like eyeshadow, I tend to use my fingers instead!

2. Do you dye your hair?

Nope. I tried the odd colour rinse as a teenager, but I’m pretty happy with my natural colour. I might change my mind when I go grey though

3. What’s your make up must have?

Concealer because I have dark circles – and have done since I was a kid – and a little bit of blusher because I am very pale.

4. What’s your daily skin care routine?

It’s very basic! Rinse my face with water in the morning. Use moisturiser and put my make-up on – use a minimal amount and don’t use foundation. Then at night I take my make-up off, usually with cleansing wipes, which work well and save time.

5. How often do you wash your hair?

Two to three times a week. I have fairly thick hair, with a slight wave, so it holds body and doesn’t go lifeless or greasy too fast.

6. If you had to go without make up or skin care products which would you choose?

I would be happy to go make-up free, if I could keep my SPF moisturiser.

7. What’s your favourite song at the moment?

Today it’s George Ezra, ‘Budapest’.

8. Read any good books recently?

I’ve just re-read Sue Monk Kidd’s, ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ which is just wonderful.

9. Your favourite scent in a perfume/ favourite perfume?

I love vanilla and amber and incense: strong, intriguing scents that work well day and night. I am a perfume junkie, and have a large collection of scents, all of which I love for different reasons and wear for different occasions. I can’t pick a favourite

10. What’s the last tv series you finished watching?

I just finished an American show called ‘Gang Related’ which was intense, violent but great.

My nominees:

1. Life Lyrics and Lemoncake

2. Fashion for Lunch 

3. Hot Doug and Bun

4. Look Beyond Beauty

5. Hello, I’m Sarah Rose

My questions for them:

1. Why did you start blogging?

2. What is your number one beauty product?

3. What do you spend more time on before a night out; hair or make-up?

4. Who are your fashion and beauty heroines / muses?

5. If you have a favourite film, what is it and why?

6. What is the best shampoo you’ve ever used?

7. What is your favourite city?

8. False lashes, mascara, or both?

9. What is the best lip balm you’ve used?

10. What is your current mood?



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