My skin suffers with dehydration generally but especially when the seasons change, and as the weather is starting to get a bit cooler I’ve been taking stock of my dry skin fighting staples – which always means bringing all my hyaluronic acid products straight to the front of my bathroom cabinet.

What Is Hyaluronic AcidHyaluronic acid is naturally present in our skin, but as we get older the amount we produce and also our ability to hold on to our naturally produced hyaluronic acid  decreases. Continue reading “FRIDAY FIVE: HYALURONIC ACIDS”



Over the years there has been many an ‘It’ Bag that I’ve fallen in love with and coveted but perhaps none quite so much as the current favourite of wooden / straw bags. Woven totes, wooden basket bag, straw clutches… there’s a bag for every occasion with this trend.

Cult GaiaCult Gaia Ark bag, £135 available here.

I’ve been lusting over the Cult Gaia Ark bag but in absolutely no way could I justify spending THAT much on a bag that, however much I adore the style, I figured would only be used a handful of times.

Fortunately, I did find a pretty much identical dupe for about a third of the price from Very to add to my birthday list. Not gonna lie – I had really low expectations of the bag and was pretty much convinced that it would be poor quality and I’d end up returning it but it’s absolutely gorgeous, really lovely quality and I absolutely adore it!

Read on to see the bamboo bag I added to my birthday wish list and four more favourites at a much more affordable price point…  Continue reading “FRIDAY FIVE: THE NEW ‘IT’ BAG”


Jo Malone fragrances have been my go-to for quite a few years now. I adore them and have developed quite the collection. From the one that started it all and my constant repurchase – English Pear & Freesia, to my most recent addition – Nectarine Blossom & Honey. If I had to stick to one branch for fragrance for the rest of my life it would, without hesitation, be Jo Malone – I really do think they do incredible fragrances.

The first time I ever went into a store I found the sheer selection available kind of overwhelming so, in an attempt to help narrow down the choices for any Jo Malone newbies out there or to inspire you to add a new fragrance to your collection here are my five favourite Jo Malone fragrances…

Top 5 Favourite Jo Malone Fragrances Continue reading “FRIDAY FIVE: FAVOURITE JO MALONE FRAGRANCES”


travel bucket list.jpgSo… I guess I could get into a super long explanation of why I haven’t been posting since May but, honestly, that’s just a tale of woe and misery that nobody wants to hear and I really don’t feel ready to put fingers to keyboard about. Instead, let’s jump back into a Friday Five. Because nothing cheers me up like thinking about holidays…

I’ve always been the kind of person that gets thoroughly over-excited at the promise of snow so, when this time of year rolls around, I can’t help but day dream of taking a short break to somewhere that looks like an idyllic Christmas card scene. Here’s what makes the top five for my dream winter vacation…

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Lapland, Finland
Surely Lapland is on everyone’s snowy dream vacation list? As a self confessed Christmas addict the thought of visiting Lapland definitely takes the number one spot for me. And you’d best believe I’d want to stay in one of those incredible glass igloos… Continue reading “FRIDAY FIVE: TRAVEL BUCKET LIST | WINTER EDITION”