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Working from home? Here’s how to hang onto your sanity – Part 2

Working from home? Here’s how to hang onto your sanity – Part 2

I wrote a lengthy post on working from home nearly six years ago, and when I read through it again I was very surprised … View Post
Skincare – above and beyond

Skincare – above and beyond

A couple of weeks ago I wrote this post about my skincare staples. It’s a simple routine that covers all the basics, and … View Post
7 Everyday indulgences that make me happy

7 Everyday indulgences that make me happy

I maintain a fairly conservative lifestyle. On paper there’s absolutely nothing lavish about it. I drive a small car. I don’t often … View Post
Five fiiine fragrances

Five fiiine fragrances

I wouldn’t say I have a perfume problem, per se. In fact, if we put aside the only downside which is cost of … View Post
How to keep your hoo-ha healthy and happy

How to keep your hoo-ha healthy and happy

I’m not one for beating around the bush. I prefer to call a spade a spade and a vagina a vagina. For today … View Post
Three nights in Edinburgh, and a bonus day in Frankfurt

Three nights in Edinburgh, and a bonus day in Frankfurt

This leg of the trip was the one that finally made me realise I’m not destined for uneventful travels. I have decided to … View Post
Two days in the Scottish Highlands

Two days in the Scottish Highlands

Below are the highlights of my 2018 trip to the Scottish Highlands with my travel soulmate and good friend, Lené. Plans: We fly from London … View Post
5 Steps to healthy teeth

5 Steps to healthy teeth

I have pretty healthy teeth. I’ll create an opportunity to casually drop my zero cavity and filling-free status into many a conversation. You … View Post
7 Travel essentials I never leave behind

7 Travel essentials I never leave behind

We all have our particular set of creature comforts, and I’m no different. This list has been shaped through trial and error, and … View Post
Skincare Products On Heavy Rotation

Skincare Products On Heavy Rotation

I’ve pared down my skincare significantly in the last couple of years. The process started as an effort to utilise the absolute shit … View Post
3 Days in London

3 Days in London

Plans: I fly from Toulouse, where I’ve just attended a work conference, to Heathrow on Saturday morning, where my bestie from school will … View Post
My Minimalist Makeup Bag

My Minimalist Makeup Bag

I have pretty serious voyeuristic tendencies, and I’ll shamelessly sift through my friends’ makeup bags and dresser drawers to see what they use … View Post
It’s good to be back.

It’s good to be back.

No pressure, right? If you think I’m batshit crazy for reviving a blog in 2020, you’re absolutely right. But I’m the good … View Post
Worthwhile Aesthetic Treatments

Worthwhile Aesthetic Treatments

This post has been a long time coming, since I so often get asked about the myriad of aesthetic treatments out there. Which ones … View Post
Hello, happy hair

Hello, happy hair

I feel like a total fraud, because as I type I’m sitting here with partially ultraviolet hair because of a gentian violet incident. … View Post
Four days in Paris

Four days in Paris

In May this year I had the opportunity to go to Paris for a few days, and as you can probably gather from the … View Post
Why I haven’t had my hair coloured in four months

Why I haven’t had my hair coloured in four months

I didn’t mean for that to sound so dramatic, but not colouring my hair every 4-6 weeks is kind of a big deal. … View Post
Beauty News #41

Beauty News #41

Since I’ve apparently lost the ability to manage my time, I chose only the most impressive products that I’ve come across over … View Post
My Everyday Work Wardrobe

My Everyday Work Wardrobe

If you’re a regular you may have picked up that I started a new job late last year that now requires me to … View Post
My favourite podcasts

My favourite podcasts

In the last year or two I’ve really gotten into podcasts. For me they’re a great alternative to watching yet another episode … View Post