Touched by the Shiver of Spring

Shivering sign of spring A thick carpet of snowdrops shivers in the breeze heralding the earliest signs of a distant spring. The delicate white flowers are among the first bulbs to flower in Britain, and despite recent icy conditions, they are flourishing in Derbyshire. I love snow drops, these pure innocent clusters, reverently bowing meekly,…

Learn to love your hair again – but at what price?

One of the most precious things to a girl is her hairdresser, it may seem shallow but its true. Once we’ve found them we don’t want to leave, so what happens when you move? Well I maybe took the more extreme option and just didn’t have my hair cut… at all… for a year… So…

Escape in Southsea at the Belle Isle

I live in Portsmouth for a while, well Southsea to be exact and I often wanted to find somewhere chilled and casual to spend an afternoon with friends. So I was really interested to hear about the Belle Isle from friends, so when the opportunity came for a visit what better excuse to pop in for lunch…

Bouncy blowdry at home?

I recently had my hair cut (more about that later as I can feel another review coming on) and I forgot how much I love it when it has that freshly washed blow dried look, soft, bouncy, fully of body and volume, which screams luxury. And then you get home, and sadly you have to wash it,…

Tasteful and Glitter in the same phrase is it true?

Okay so glitter nail varnish conjures up ideas of teenage girls, messy nails and huge chunks of coloured tinfoil  in nail varnish, garish yes, classy no! Imagine this, a super hard top coat, with tiny hologram glitter particles so it looks like someone has sprinkled stardust on your nails… Interested? I thought so! Introducing Out the…

Getting ready for Spring – Chica Boom!

Looking to bring a bit of colour to an otherwise dreary week, I decided to revisit the nail varnish drawer (is it wrong I even have one?) for something a little brighter. I settled with Chica Boom – From Orly 2009  Spring Carnivale collection, The inspiration?  the vibrance and energy of Brazil’s colorful Carnivale festival. This is a lovely…