Tag Archives: beauty

MY SKINCARE SECRETS

8 Jan

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,There are many different lotions and potions in my bathroom cabinet but, like most of you i'm guessing, there are only a select few that I really couldn't live without. Some are cult favourites, others are just my own personal recommendation. Skincare + beauty. Here's my routine.

First up cleanse, tone and moisturise. I have always been a Clarins girl, but recently I switched skincare to Jurlique. My love affair with Jurlique began on a trip to Australia about five years ago, where I was introduced to rose water mist. I have been using it ever since, a bottle e ... Read More

JURLIQUE BABY SKINCARE

21 Oct

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So you already know I'm a Jurlique fan. Rosewater mist is a permanent fixture on my bathroom shelf, in my gym bag, handbag and at the time hospital bag. I basically can't live without it when i'm feeling tired and my skin needs a boost. (All the time.) So it was really exciting to discover that there is also a range for the little ones. I never knew?

I received a gorgeous package just the other day with all the necessary baby bits. Lavender infused essential oils that are designed to soothe and care for a babies sensitive skin, found within a barrier cream, moisturiser, ... Read More

VALENTINE, OR VALENTINO?

9 Feb

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What's on your wishlist this February 14th? Of course, every day should be Valentines day, but it's always nice to have an excuse for presents, no?

For me there is nothing more un-romantic than a Valentines date-night. Tables of two, set menu's and prosecco are not top of my list.  But I will never say no to gifts. A thoughtful present topped off with yummy food, fireside snuggles and a delicious bottle of red. Now that's true love. (Kids in bed, on time, and sleeping through permitting...)

Alternatively, who needs a Valentine, Valentino will do!

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MINI SCENTS

9 Dec

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You may have read in my previous post how A has developed a penchant for my perfume? So this Christmas she is getting her own mini-scent in her stocking. Hopefully that will do the trick..

I never really took much notice of baby-perfumes before, so I might be wrong in saying this, but it seems like a lot more brands are getting on the bandwagon. This season there seem to be a lot of new scent releases aimed at babies and little ones? There are the established favourites, Bonpoint and Burberry have had their own mini-scents for a while, but now you can get it pretty much everywhe ... Read More

IN-FLIGHT ESSENTIALS

12 Nov

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Travelling with little ones requires a fair amount of organisation. On-top of outfit planning and packing for three, it's also important to be prepared for the journey. We have done a fair amount of long haul flying as a family so I like to think I am pretty good at what I do need, and what I actually really don't.

So what are my in-flight essentials? I have learnt few and far between. But without these few, things would not be quite so comfortable. Catch you later, that sea is calling me...

Love,

Jess x





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ELEMIS CELLULAR RECOVERY

26 Mar

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As an Elemis fan I love receiving their latest goodies. From my hospital bag to my bathroom cabinet Elemis is a main presence, and these new Limited Edition Cellular recovery Skin Bliss Capsules have just taken over as the favorite. I am 100% in love with this product. I would never usually look twice at 'skin capsules' they always seemed to fussy. but after testing them out there is literally no going back.

As a set of two, Rose for day and Lavender by night, you simply apply one capsule pre-moisturise. (Squeeze out the oil and rub in your pa ... Read More

KEEPING BUSY

13 Mar

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My official due date is now just two days away. The wait is on. It could however be another two weeks (!) so I am trying to keep busy in the hope that time does not drag...

Yesterday I heading into London for some beauty treatments with London Mother's Club at the Cowshed Spa in Selfridges. It was so nice to be treated to a little bit of pampering. My pedicure  included an extremely relaxing neck, shoulder and head massage, as well as a foot and leg massage. Cowshed offer a whole range of treatments as well as specifically tailored mum-to-be packages, so well worth a v ... Read More

MAMA VALENTINE

5 Feb

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I guess it has to be done, a Valentine's post, with a little bit of wishful thinking and some serious hinting. What would mama love to receive this February 14th? (If I am totally honest a card and some flowers would be perfect, but it's always nice to have an extra surprise, especially when you have been feeling so under the weather. Something unexpected is always extra-special.)

Amber and Lavander bath oil Jo Malone, Ellie leather changing bag Baby Beau, silver 'love' bracelet Alex Monroe, Gardenia scented candle Diptyque, Sophie embroidered Bra and silk briefs M ... Read More

HEAVENLY SCENTS

21 Jan

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Le Labo, my new favourite perfume.

Made-to-order heavenly scents created by New York perfume laboratory Le Labo are simply delicious. Choose your smell, wait whilst it is lovingly formulated by hand and then presented to you in a simplistic signature bottle, dated and named. Each of their ten scents are totally unique but equally as divine. It's pretty hard to choose a favourite, but I think it may have to be either Santal or Patchouli. Bergamote is gorgeous too!

Le Labo is not your average mass produced perfume, so you can't get your hands on a bottle just like t ... Read More

WINTER SKIN

16 Jan

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I don't know about you but winter always plays havoc with my skin. Being nearly 8 months pregnant I have a little hormonal help on my side (that third trimester glow is peeking through) but cold weather and central heating are not the best combination for anyone's skin. Lack of sunshine does not help either. Usually about this time of year we are jetting off somewhere exotic, no such luck. How I am missing my winter sun.

On a more positive note there is help at hand, thanks to some great new skincare discoveries. (And those old favorites - Estee Lauder's advanced night repair is ... Read More
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