Penhaligons – Ellenisia

Launched in 2004 Penhaligons Ellenisia £118 was a fragrance designed for women They Say: Ellenisia is an extravagant floral with armfuls of heady white blooms wrapped in swathes of sweet plum and vanilla. As the green shock of the violet and mandarin settle you can close your eyes and just picture the bouquets of gardenia,…

Shallow or Honest?

  For anyone that is single in their 30’s dating is a minefield and for me you need to be resilient to survive, but as we get older do we get colder, less romantic and more resistant to letting someone into our lives? In some ways I think I am more relaxed, I am less…

Rose – Paul Smith

Growing up I hated roses. They just reminded me of grannies and my garden at home. As I’ve got older I have grown more and more fond of the rose and its quintessential British status, heady yet feminine. So whilst looking at again the millions of fragrances out there I stumbled across this one. Paul…

Penhaligons – The Coveted Duchess Rose

Who doesn’t like the wonders of Penhaligions. It is like walking into a specialist apothecary to pick out a elixir. It is filled with wonder and intrigue and I fall in love time and time again with their scents. Recently they have released their Portraits Collection based on stories around fictional British aristocracy to explain…

Cocoa and Spice Rum crisps

when I saw these, there was just no way I could say no. What a bizarre and weird combination. A new Limited addition introduction from Tescos. £1 They Say: Cocoa and rum flavour potato crisps. A warming flavour combination of cocoa and spiced rum. I Say: You really can’t fault the ambition of Tesco’s here,…

Scent of home – Scandinavian Log Fire

So it’s getting to THAT time of year, and now I refuse to say the word yet, but the nights a drawing in, the jumpers and boots are coming out and the cosy throws are going back onto the sofas. Whilst doing some shopping recently I popped into Matalan and whilst at the checkout this…

MAC Eyeshadow part IV

So only three more parts to go, up for review today is. Pink Opal – Light pink/beige Patina – silver/gold Kitchsmas – dark black/gold Pink Opal: If you can find this product buy it! it was discontinued by MAC sadly, leaving lots of disappointed fans in its wake. It is a wonderful light cream colour…

Chilli Halloumi Garden Salad

So what happens if you get back from a morning out and you are starving? You want something quick but substantial for lunch, to fill you up and keep you going. For me I just go to the garden… and add some halloumi! You will need: Halloumi tomatoes Rocket Beetroot green (or lettuce or spinach…

OPI – Hong Kong Sunrise

Time for another nail review I feel. I cannot remember what OPI collection it is from though! OPI Hong Kong Sunrise This is very very similar to the Conga Line Coral I reviewed a while back being an orange hued colour with peach overtones and a wonderful golden shimmer. The brush gives excellent coverage and…

Protein Hot Chocolate

I love a nice hot chocolate, in fact I have deal with a friend that I can’t leave his house until he’s made me a hot chocolate. I know its summer but what better way to comfort yourself with a steaming mug in the colder evening with a blanket on the sofa? As we know…

Bella Luxe – Sparkling Pink Grapefruit

So I was drawn to this more for the bottle than the contents. I was looking for a glass plunger bottle to put shower gel and body wash in to just make my bathroom look a little more minimal and chic. So for the price (£6.99) how could I say no? Made by the Australian…

Protein filled Kitchen Chic

So as a lot of you know I am increasing my protein intake and taking meal replacements, but who likes those unsightly sciency looking protein packs or tins sitting in a kitchen, not to mention in my experience it seems to attract a lot of questions as to why you are doing what you’re doing….